There seems to be a new trend in DFS and we have another site that caters to the casual fan!
One of the most important things when it comes to playing DFS was creating a value system. A value system (if you haven’t read any of our other articles) is trying to determine how many points per thousand dollars you needed out of the players you select under the salary cap model of daily fantasy sports.
If you draft a player who had a high price tag, you need that player to score X amount of points and the other players on your team wouldn’t be as good because that top player took a lot of your salary cap money.
Throw all of this out the window!
Fan Mode Contests on DraftPot
Draftpot.com allows you to draft whoever you want because there isn’t a salary cap in their “Fan Mode” format.
No more drafting an expensive QB and looking for a value WR who you think will a decent day. You now have the freedom of drafting anyone you want!
This type of play is great for the casual fan because creating teams is so easy and you don’t have to spend hours looking at every player and their price to determine if they are a good play that week.
If you like a player, draft him. It’s that easy!
One of the biggest flaws of DFS and one of the main reasons most people don’t play is because it’s too time consuming.
According to the most recent “Eiler’s Research Survey on the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry”, the majority of people don’t play DFS because they feel they will have to spend a lot of time on research that they don’t have.
Then people are intimidated by sharks who will know what players are miss priced giving them an edge and winning the majority of the time.
Now those advantages to the Pro’s are gone because you can roster all the superstars of the NFL (or any other sport they offer).
Selecting a team literally takes a minute and you can enter a lot of great contests that have amazing prize pools.
Draftpot.com has something for everyone and they offer fantasy contests in NFL, College Football, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, PGA, and college basketball.
They even have DFS contests for eSports League of Legends!
This is pretty impressive considering they are a new site, but they have the funding to back up their newer approach to DFS.
The other thing I noticed is they have contests at many buy-in levels. So the high rollers are welcome also since they have contests with $1075 entry fees also.
I really think this type of DFS is going to be very popular because this appeals to casual fans who can play all their favorite players every week.
And if you think it’s going to be easy you are wrong because selecting whoever you want still can make it difficult to win.
Sure you can select all your favorite players but will you be the only one with that type of team? You still need to find that player or players who won’t be owned by every other user so you have a chance to stand alone on top of the leader board!
What If You Prefer A Salary Cap Format?
DraftPot’s GM Mode Games
But let’s say you like the challenge of finding value plays because you put the time and research into that day or weekend’s slate of games.
Well DraftPot has GM mode which is your typical salary cap game. So you can find players that are mispriced and take advantage of the people who missed it.
They actually use a “Draftpot Points Per Game” system where a point system is applied to each player based on performance history and you have to stay under a team total point cap, but it works very similar to a salary cap and there is no learning curve.
This way you can play your superstars of the league and not have to worry about everyone playing them because you found value plays that you like and were able to stay under the salary cap!
DraftPot has something for everyone and they have a whole range of contests from tournaments to cash games.
Their user base is steadily growing so you won’t be stuck playing the same ten high rollers who enter hundreds of entries into the same game.
DraftPot offers plenty of single entry games so you don’t have to worry about that guy who makes five teams but enters them in 15 times each. There is nothing worse than being in 1st just to finish 16th because a guy entered the same team 15 times and beat you by 1 fantasy point.
I think DraftPot is going to be one of the top fantasy sites of the year, and I’m really excited to see what kind of tournaments they have in the future.
This really is perfect for the casual and the diehard DFS fan. No other site offers both structures of fantasy on the same platform while even being the first traditional daily fantasy site to offer newer eSports leagues as well.