With the departure of DraftStreet, DraftDay is now fighting for the number three spot on the list of top daily fantasy sites. In April of 2014, MGT Capital Investments purchased DraftDay for 100,000 shares and $600,000 dollars.
With the financial backing of a major investment firm one would believe that DraftDay now has more resources for larger GPP’s. While it is still is early, that hasn’t been the case yet. They still have their baseball championship with a 200K prize pool, but it isn’t quite the Million that FanDuel and DraftKings offer.
What Sets DraftDay Apart
The thing that sets DraftDay apart from the other sites is the different types of games they offer.
The Most Game Types
The DraftDay user base is roughly the third in the industry. They offer games in all major sports and even have golf. On top of the traditional salary cap game, DraftDay is now the only site that has Pick-em games. Pick-em games consist of multiple tiers of players and all you do is select the player you like best for each tier. Scoring is the same, but you don’t have to worry about constructing your team with in a salary cap.
During the football season DraftDay sets themselves apart by offering some of the most entertaining pick-ems. They offer pick-ems that consist of only one position. So you can play just quarter backs and pick the QB’s of each tier you like the best. They also offer just running backs and just wide receivers.
The Beloved Snake Drafts
The other game that only DraftDay has is the Snake Draft. The most entertaining part of season long leagues is when you draft your team. Well DraftDay allows you to do that every week (or everyday for baseball and basketball) with their live snake drafts. These are like your typical fantasy drafts but it’s only for one weekend.
Leagues vary from heads up to ten man leagues. It’s a lot of fun and you don’t have to wait a year to do it like you would in season long leagues.
DraftDay is also the only site that has bracket games consistently. Bracket games are one of my personal favorite type of games. They are called bracket games because they put you in a bracket like March Madness. Then all you have to do is beat the one opponent you are matched against and you advance to the next round. This is a great because unlike other tournaments (especially the major tournaments) where players enter multiple teams with different combinations of players, you only have to beat the team you are playing. You don’t have to worry about all the other teams.
Rapid Fire Games
DraftDay also has what they Rapid Fire and Rapid Fire Max. This game is really simple and can take seconds to play. They list five head to head match ups with single players and all you do is select which player you think will get the most points. In regular Rapid Fire, if you pick three you win what ever you wagered. In Rapid Fire Max you have to win all five and the pay out is the same as if you did a five game Parlay.
A Different Scoring Method
The scoring for football is unique because it’s the only site that gives a quarter back 6 points for a touchdown pass. Most sites are four points and it may not seem like much, but the two point difference is huge.
DraftDay has a pretty big following for NFL games and are definitely worth checking out this upcoming season. Use our links to get your signup bonus automatically applied.