anDuel expanded its fantasy sports products with the launch of Best Ball and Daily Snake Drafts ahead of the football season.
Best Ball contests bring season-long fantasy football to FanDuel’s fantasy platform. The Pro Football Best Ball slates are small, single-entry contests with a shared player pool. Users draft a 20 player fantasy team before or during the football season, then keep that team for the remainder of the season.
Unlike other FanDuel contests, there is no salary cap and one player per team. There are also no trades or waiver claims like other season-long fantasy football products. Every week, FanDuel automatically combines the scores of the users’ best players at each position (9 players in total) to generate their score for that week. There are only 2-12 users in each contest, and the user with the highest cumulative score at the end of the season wins.
As of last Friday, Best Ball contests are available on FanDuel.com or via the FanDuel DFS app, and users can choose from a variety of contest sizes and entry fees starting at $1.
“Best Ball games are perfect for sports fans looking to play fantasy for the first time, or who love the season-long fantasy format,” said John Griffin, General Manager Fantasy, FanDuel Group. “These contests are a hybrid of season-long and daily fantasy, and users can draft a team once and never have to set their lineups again or watch waiver wires, which is incredibly appealing to fans of all levels.” To celebrate the launch of Best Ball, FanDuel debuted a new commercial featuring former NFL Head Football Coach, Jeff Fisher.
FanDuel will also offer daily Snake Draft contests for select NBA, NHL, golf and MLB games. Snake Draft contests for the football season will be available in early September. Daily Snake Drafts are single-entry, easy-to-enter, small contests with a shared player pool, letting users draft a team for each game day or week. Unlike other FanDuel contests, there’s no salary cap. In addition, the player pool is shared so players can only be drafted by one user. Everyone in the contest picks players one after another in real-time, with 30 seconds to pick, until users’ rosters for that week are full.