Flexible “Create Your Own Contests”

Burger King’s slogan is “have it your way”, and while it’s up for debate whether they consistently deliver on that promise, the thought process is correct. Consumers want things their way and offering them the flexibility to do so is important to the FantasyDraft team. For that reason, they have made it easy for myself and others to easily create the exact kind of contest they may want. With a fully customizable experience, play the games you want to play with the people you want to play with.

It’s easy, really. After entering the contest lobby, choose the “Create A Contest” option in the top right. Once you do, the following screen should appear:


On top, a choice of sport will be available to the user. At certain times during the year, there can be three or four different sports being played and therefore daily contests being offered simultaneously. Once you have chosen the sport, you will be given an option of which “slate” to play. The different slate choices dictate which games and players will be included in the contest. Choosing an all-day slate will allow you to choose any players from any game in that given day, whereas a night slate will only allow you to select players from games with later start times.


As soon as you have selected sport and slate, it’s time to decipher between a head-to-head contest or a league. If playing one-on-one against another player is what you desire, then head-to-head is the format for you. Click the “Head-To-Head” option and the selections in the picture above will appear. FantasyDraft.com makes it a cinch to create as many contests in whichever price range fits your budget. Simply click the check box next to the option of the entry fee that suits you. In the box to the right, type in any number of contests you wish to create, assuming that number is greater than one (the default option). Click “Create Head-To-Head Contests” and voila!


If you find the option of a league to be preferable, FantasyDraft offers second-to-none contest size and structures that differentiate from competitors. If you choose league, the top option that emerges is contest size. FantasyDraft allows users to create contests as large as 500 participants. Below are the options of entry fee and prize structure. While entry fee is straight forward, there will be many options for prize structure.


When you select a payout structure, FantasyDraft will provide you with a visual of the PayoutZone for your customized contest. If the PayoutZone isn’t the structure you had intended, simply choose a different option. Finally, before you create the contest, select the type of “Opponent” you wish to square off against on the top. Either choose “Anyone” so the contest is available to the public or choose “Friends Only” and invite your buddies to play!

With all these options, there is certainly a contest to fit the needs of every player, expert or beginner. The flexibility FantasyDraft gives you in creating your own contest is just one of the ways in which they put PlayersFirst.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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