Lineup Flexibility = Happy Drafting

The Perfect Lineup.

A rarity in daily fantasy sports is coming across that perfect lineup over the course of a single slate. On competing sites, there likely will be a last-second forced decision between two players at the same position to finalize a roster. Rarely does every position emerge with one elite option and it all works within the salary constraints. For instance, Josh Donaldson is a facing a poor lefty and Kris Bryant is playing in Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out 20 mph. They both play the same position so, by other sites’ rules, only one third basemen is eligible to be played. How do you decide which one of the two to use? Flip a coin? Go with gut feel? Well on, one does not need to make such aggravating decisions due to lineup flexibility.

Instead of requiring one of each infield position, FantasyDraft allows you to choose three infielders of your choice. There are three outfield spots to fill (which does equate to the industry standard), but there is even more flexibility available yet. What if you happen to like a fourth outfielder? Elsewhere, you would be out of luck and have to rule one of them out. FantasyDraft rosters require two utility hitters along with the three infielders (instead of five designated infield positions on competing sites), therefore, you can use two of any hitter you see fit… regardless of position! Why constrain yourself to just one of each position when many of the players’ positions are listed wrong anyways? How can a team not be allowed to roster both the first basemen and designated hitter? That doesn’t seem fair at all, considering they truly do play different positions! At, you can play the players you want to play, instead of the players you are forced to play. Isn’t that what fantasy sports is supposed to be all about; having fun and rooting for the players you want to root for?

So break the shackles of the roster constraints and head on over the contest lobby… because players always come first at

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, 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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