FantasyDraft DFS Review
Hey everyone, today we’re going to go over the FantasyDraft DFS Website Review platform here at CappersPicks.com. If you’ve been looking for an alternative to the big two players in DFS, read on as we provide some insight into the FantasyDraft platform.
As the Daily Fantasy Sports industry continues to mature, other players continue to enter the scene once completely dominated by DraftKings and FanDuel. While some DFS sites such as iTeam and Fantasy Aces have come and gone, and others still trying to find their feet, FantasyDraft is hoping to play in the same league as the aforementioned DFS titans. So what makes them a viable option for DFS gamers? We’ll go over some highlights that could potentially put FantasyDraft on the map with DraftKings and Fanduel as a legitimate option if you’re looking at a new DFS site.
FantasyDraft DFS Website Review
FantasyDraft was launched in 2014, with headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The founders believed there could be a better DFS experience that catered more toward the players.
They have been aiming to become a new driving force in the DFS space with innovative ideas aimed at increasing the player user experience. The site is open to residents of most of the 50 States, plus all Canadian residents.
States restricted in playing and depositing money onto the platform include:
- Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada & Washington State
The first question most DFS players will want to ask when using a new DFS site is — is it safe? FantasyDraft, like all other major DFS sites is 100% legal.
FantasyDraft users are able to withdraw their winnings and balances via PayPal (2 or 3 business days) or check (7-10 business days). FantasyDraft keep their private and user accounts completely separate, ensuring users finds are always available for withdrawal.
FantasyDraft is also approved and certified to process both Credit Card and PayPal transactions, giving potential players a safe choice to deposit and withdraw funds.
FantasyDraft DFS Website Review: Rake Free Contest
One of the first things you’ll notice when you sign up for FantasyDraft is they offer a much higher percentage of winnings to players taking a lower rake percentage than other DFS providers.
They are priding themselves on having a players first approach to their platform. FantasyDraft also has a wider payout zone, covering up to 25% of players in their larger GPP contest.
There is also a “Players Membership” option available that lets players enter rake free contest on the site, with free and paid monthly plans. FantasyDraft also provides a rake free H2H contest for all users, which is a great feature.
FantasyDraft DFS Website Review: Contest & Roster Construction
Even though FantasyDraft has a ways to go in covering as many sports as DraftKings and Fanduel, they do provide contest options for the “Big Four” North American sports leagues, plus the PGA.
While the roster construction will be familiar to players from both DraftKings and Fanduel, they have implemented a few unique roster construction rules, FantasyDraft have done away with the kicker slot in the NFL lineups; making available an extra spot for a flex position.
Their lineup construction generally seem to have less specific build rules then other DFS providers.
- NFL (Salary Cap $100K)
- Quarterback x 1 – Running Backs x 2 – Wide Receivers x 2 – Tight End x 1 – Flex x 2 – Defense x 1
- MLB (Salary Cap $100K)
- Pitchers x 2 – Infielders x 3 – Outfielders x 3 – Utility x 2
- NBA (Salary Cap $100K)
- Forward/Center x 3 – Guards x 3 – Flex x 2
- NHL (Salary Cap $100K)
- Centers x 2 – Wingers x 2 – Defensemen x 1 – Goalie x 1 – Utility x 1
- PGA (Salary Cap $100K)
- 7 Golfers, top 6 count towards your final score
Contest types on FantasyDraft range from H2H, 50/50, Tournaments, Qualifiers & Guaranteed Prize Pool (GPP), plus they offer VIP and Daily Features.
FantasyDraft DFS Website Review: Final Thoughts
Even though FantasyDraft had been around since 2014, it feels like they are playing catch up in the DFS space with the big two. And to be honest, they are as DraftKings and FanDuel are such giants in the space.
However, FantasyDraft has some very impressive elements and features going for them as they move forward. While being the smaller player, they are using their positioning in the space to push DFS innovation with things from roster construction, rake free contests, smaller rake percentages, monthly subscriptions and larger pay out zones.
FantasyDraft provides an excellent user experience with well laid out details,easily accessible player statistics and great customer support. Out of all the DFS sites that have attempted to compete with DraftKings and FanDuel, FantasyDraft may have put together the best platform to do just that.
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