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SCORE BIG ALL SEASON LONG.


Play for the rest of the season with no roster management.

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SCORE BIG ALL SEASON LONG.


Play for the rest of the season with no roster management.

How is Best Ball is Different?

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Play all season long

Unlike typical Daily Fantasy Sports contests, Best Ball contests last the entire season. Cash prizes are paid out based on your cumulative total points for the season.

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Snake Drafts

Your Best Ball team is drafted in a Snake Draft format. Teams take turns drafting players live, and the pick order is reversed each round.

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No roster management

The draft is your only time commitment. No adds, drops, trades, or waiver claims. Your top-scoring players each week automatically slide into your starting lineup.

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How To Play

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Choose a Best Ball Contest from the lobby and edit your pre-draft rankings or use the default.

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Snake Drafts start as soon as the contest fills. The pick order is determined randomly.

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Draft your lineup from the available pool of NFL players or turn on Autodraft in the draft settings.

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Once the draft is complete, coast through the season. No roster management is needed at all. Each week, the top-scoring players automatically slide into your starting positions. Best Ball uses the same scoring as DraftKings Classic contests.

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Cash prizes are paid out to users that rack up the most cumulative total points throughout the season.

Ways to Play

Sit & Go’s

Best Ball contests played throughout the season. They can range from 3 teams to 12 teams. Hop in a Snake Draft and pick the squad you’ll have for the entire contest. The team with the highest cumulative points at the end of the season is the winner.

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Total prizes are paid out at the end of the season.
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Prizes and ticket are paid out at the end of each round.

Tournaments

Best Ball contests that are played out over multiple rounds. Pick your squad in a 12-team Snake Draft. This will be your team for the entire tournament. After each round, the highest-scoring teams will win a ticket for the next round and advance — until the final team is standing at the end of the season. Tournaments will typically have higher prize amounts.

FAQS

How does Best Ball work?

In Best Ball contests, participants will draft a lineup via a live snake draft and contests will last multiple weeks of the season. After the draft there are no trades or roster management. Each week of the contest your highest scoring players are automatically your starting lineup and count toward your team’s overall fantasy point total. Overall contest payouts are based on the cumulative fantasy points scored by your starting lineup each week.

What are the restrictions for Best Ball?

All Best Ball contests are limited to the US, UK, and Canada. Additional geo-restrictions include: Players in Ohio are ineligible from Best Ball.

What if I miss a live snake draft?

In order to be eligible for Best Ball contests you must either edit the pre-draft rankings, add a player to your queue during the draft, or make a manual pick during the draft. Failure to take any one of the prior three actions will result in an invalid entry and you will not be eligible for prizes or a refund.

What is the draft speed for Best Ball contests?

There are two options for drafting best ball entries: Fast Drafts and Slow Drafts. Fast Drafts give you 30 seconds per pick to keep things moving, whereas Slow Drafts allow up to 8 hours per pick. Drafts start as soon as all seat are filled.

Can I be notified for a Best Ball draft?

Yes. In order to get Best Ball notifications, you will need to allow DraftKings notifications in your phone settings. We will prompt you to turn on your notifications in the waiting room (if they’re turned off). If you have notifications turned on, you will receive the following types of notifications:

Contest Filled - will get a push notification when the contest fills and the draft is about to start.

You’re Up - will get a push notification when it is your turn to pick


Best Ball gives DraftKings players a taste of season-long fantasy football.

Best Ball is a game style that launched on DraftKings for the 2020 NFL season. Unlike typical daily fantasy sports contests on DraftKings, Best Ball contests span the season. Teams are drafted in a Snake Draft, and that roster is used for the entire duration of the contest. There is no crossover between teams like you commonly find in DFS contests, and there is no roster management to worry about. Prizes are paid out at the end of the contest.

Two ways to play: Sit & Go’s and Tournaments - 

Sit & Go’s are Best Ball contests that are played for the entire season or for just a specified number of weeks. They can range from three teams to 12 teams. You’ll pick your squad in a Snake Draft and you’ll use it for the entire contest. Scoring is the same as DraftKings Classic fantasy contests. The team with the highest cumulative points after all weeks is the winner.

Best Ball Tournaments play out over four rounds. You’ll hop in a 12-team Snake Draft and use that team for the entire tournament. After each round, the highest-scoring team will advance to the next round, where they’ll be randomly placed in a new 12-team group. The highest-scoring team of Round 4 will be the tournament winner. Scoring is the same as DraftKings Classic fantasy contests. Best Ball Tournaments typically have higher prize payouts than Sit & Go contests.

The ins and outs of Snake Drafts - 

In a Snake Draft, teams take turns drafting players. The pick order reverses each round. There are two types of Snake Drafts you can enter. Fast Snake Drafts give you 30 seconds per pick to keep things moving, whereas Slow Snake Drafts allow up to 8 hours per pick. Drafts start as soon as all seat are filled. Turn on your notifications on in your phone’s settings to get an alert when the draft is getting ready to start and when you’re on the clock.

Coast through the season - 

There’s no roster management to worry about in Best Ball contests. Your only time commitment is the draft. No adds, drops, trades, or waiver claims. You don’t even have to set your lineup! Your highest-scoring players each week automatically slide into your starting positions.

Play Best Ball - 

Think you’re ready to tackle a Best Ball contest? Choose football or basketball and hop in a contest in the DraftKings lobby.