Draft: MLB Daily Fantasy Sports 2018 Strategy Primer

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DFS MLB Draft Format

Draft has a unique format in both Rostered Players and how you pick your teams as compared to your traditional sites like Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fantasy Draft. With Draft across all their formats, your roster five (5) players:

  • One Pitcher
  • Two Infielders
  • Two outfielders

That’s it. No salary cap. No team restrictions. So what’s the catch? With all contests types (Except Dream Team) you snake draft teams. Snake drafting strategies vary and in general are quite a bit different than your traditional DFS sites. As such, we work all season to help create winning strategies for all sports here at DFSArmy.

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MLB Scoring on Draft

Scoring Comparisons for Draft, Fanduel, and Draft Kings

Scoring Comparisons for Draft, Fanduel, and Draft Kings

Let’s look at pitching first the first thing you should notice is Pitching doesn’t have as much of an impact here. While closest to Draft Kings in point levels per line item, there are a lot less negative effects for how their pitching. We’ll dive into how to take advantage of this change for our VIPs in the strategy article.

Hitting scoring is very comparable to Draft Kings current system with the only smaller differences. However like all sites, HR’s are king here as well as extra bases. Just like general advice for constructing a line up, picking players higher in the order that have more chances to hit the ball, the better off you’ll be. We have a lot of premium tools that can help you figure out what are better plays and we’ll break down picking batters in our VIP strategy article series.

Draft Contests & the Ladder system

The great thing about draft is that you can construct any type of ladder system you want with their structure. 2 player – 10 player contests already exist in the lobby at different dollar limits. You can also create contests with the same amount of people at any dollar amount from $0 – $1,000 entries giving you a wide birth to manage your bankroll as you choose. Here’s an example of playing $10 a slate:

  • $5 in H2H
  • $2 in 3-Man
  • $1 10-Man
  • $1 5-Man
  • $1 GPP

Dream Team contests: Just like it sounds, you put together your 5 man dream team. No drafting and no restrictions. Think of it like pick-em on Draft Kings without the tiers. Baseball is one of the highest variance sport. Dream Team formats let you control your destiny so to speak and put your best foot forward by picking your five favorite starters for the night. In the main lobby, you’ll mostly fine 56 and 111 man contests (think mini GPPs) that are all single entry. You can create your own contests with this format if you so choose.

That’s it for the quick primer to playing on Draft

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