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  • kujo33

    Is there anything out there like the Draft Best Ball tournament this year?

  • AVivier

    @carney259 said...

    How does that work with the 2nd/3rd place prizes for Round 1? Round 1 of the
    $20 contest is structured 1st: Advance | 2nd: $30 | 3rd: $20.

    And then losers in Round 2 get $50.

    So if you finish 1st in Round 1 and lose in Round 2, you win $50, but if you finish 2nd in Round 1, advance via wild card and lose in Round 2, you get $30 + $50 = $80? If right, that seems like a flaw in the process.

    They should’ve been more clear, but the way I understand it if you advance, even as a wildcard, your entry is treated the same way as it would be as if you won the 1st round. The consolation prizes would move to the next in line.

    This is how they define those payouts:

    Round 1
    14,401st – 28,800th – $30
    28,801st – 43,200th – $20

    So if you advance out of the 1st, no matter how, you wouldn’t be in those payouts placings.

  • sharksfansd

    @yisman said...

    So the winner of each 12 man progresses to the playoffs? How do I see the overall big tournament and how many entries there are?

    About 1/2 way down on this page link it has the present entry count for the tourney contests:
    https://www.draftkings.com/lp/best-ball

    Towards the bottom of the page, the 4th FAQ has info on how many entries advance after the initial round (weeks 1 – 13) and future rounds.

  • yisman

    thanks

    posting the current counts:

    20: 68.5k
    3: 83.7k
    333 1269
    1000 170

  • sharksfansd

    @yisman said...

    thanks

    posting the current counts:

    20: 68.5k
    3: 83.7k
    333 1269
    1000 170

    You’re welcome. This is my first time playing Best Ball as well and I wouldn’t have considered it had DK not offered it.

    I started with the slow drafts and they progress far too slow, as it took my first couple drafts over two weeks to finalize. My entries since then have been the regular paced rounds, which are rapid on a per pick basis, and it takes about 45 min to complete the entire draft.

    Good luck if you give it a shot!

  • tprokopenko

    @yisman said...

    I’ve never played Best Ball. It wasn’t immediately apparent on the app how to access it. I kept scrolling through the banners until I found one that mentioned Best Ball.

    So now I’m in the lobby. I see a few ’12 man’ tournaments and that’s it.

    So the winner of each 12 man progresses to the playoffs? How do I see the overall big tournament and how many entries there are?

    https://www.draftkings.com/lp/best-ball

  • yisman

    @sharksfansd said...

    You’re welcome. This is my first time playing Best Ball as well and I wouldn’t have considered it had DK not offered it.

    I started with the slow drafts and they progress far too slow, as it took my first couple drafts over two weeks to finalize. My entries since then have been the regular paced rounds, which are rapid on a per pick basis, and it takes about 45 min to complete the entire draft.

    Good luck if you give it a shot!

    they’re speeding up the slow drafts this week so that they finish on time

    probably only worthwhile to do slow drafts in the final week, otherwise slow becomes too slow

  • Baseballshark2019

    I love these best ball tourneys, how are they not filling did they start them too late? I hope they offer them next year even if there is a overlay. Dk is doing it the correct way. How dis the draft contest fill so quickly. Makes me wonder if draft.com was legitimate. Was the sudden shut down of draft.con to cover something up before they got caught

  • bigez952

    @Baseballshark2019 said...

    Makes me wonder if draft.com was legitimate. Was the sudden shut down of draft.con to cover something up before they got caught

    Draft.com got bought out by FanDuel and they immediately shut it down as all they wanted was the player base and technology of snake drafts to incorporate into their own site. So they did nothing down and it was kind of a surprised how FanDuel bought them out just to immediately shut them down at the end of last year instead of keeping it going until they were ready to add snake drafts to their main site.

  • bigez952

    @yisman said...

    they’re speeding up the slow drafts this week so that they finish on time

    probably only worthwhile to do slow drafts in the final week, otherwise slow becomes too slow

    I have not ton a tons of drafts this year but in my small sample size I felt like I was able to draft much better teams in the fast drafts vs. the slow ones. Just because there are many dead players on the board and every fast draft I have been in has had people take those early due to getting autodrafted and not having a queue properly filled. When you have an 8 hour clock it is hard to get timed out twice to move into autodraft mode.

  • yisman

    @yisman said...

    thanks

    posting the current counts:

    20: 68.5k
    3: 83.7k
    333 1269
    1000 170

    18 hours later:

    20: 74.2k
    3: 89.1k
    333: 1364
    1000: 180

  • nflsicool

    i think best option is FD
    NFL players quiz
    this is a cool NFL related entertainment that only the most real fans can pass

  • yisman

    doing my first DK best ball now

    I accidentally set my rankings for sit n go so they’re worthless

    having a bad draft

    all the RBs and TEs went really quickly

    QB: Dak, Matt Ryan (autopick8)
    RB: David Johnson, Fournette (auto6), Swift, T.Coleman, Pollard, Justin Jackson, John Kelley
    WR: Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, Sterling Shephard, Golden Tate, Shenault, Sanu, Isabella
    TE: Gesicki, Goedert, Hockenson

  • hammer74

    imo this bestball thing is a FAIL unless they change criteria

  • yisman

    recommend checking DK accounts to see if you got a ticket today

  • Straightfire118

    Bruh I just got a MT Mahomes Kelce stack. I doubt many have those 3 , they play week 15 might as well ship me to the finals to week 16 already.

  • Hokiedomination

    In a “slow” draft now that was 10 minutes per pick but now it changed to 8 hours per pick middle of round 8. Not sure what that is all about but it’s quite frustrating. half the folks turned on auto draft and it appears guy on the clock plans on using entire time. I really don’t want to auto pick but it may just have to be that way. I’m new to this, thoughts on the start of draft: Barkely, Sanders, Ridley, McLaurin, Fuller, Kittle and Mostert. Was going to go QB possibly with next pick if Ryan is still there or pivot.

  • Hokiedomination

    My bad just saw the rules: Tuesday 9/8 at 10am ET – the slow draft pick clock will move to 10 minutes per pick. The pick clock will revert to 8 hours per pick between the hours of 10pm ET to 10am ET. Wednesday 9/9 at 7:30pm ET – the slow draft pick clock will move to 2 minutes per pick. There will be no overnight period after this change.

  • lester461

    Is there anywhere where you can view the teams that you drafted? Can’t find it on any place on the app or website.

  • yisman

    @lester461 said...

    Is there anywhere where you can view the teams that you drafted? Can’t find it on any place on the app or website.

    on the app, tap upcoming at the bottom

    I’m on my 5th draft and I always end up having to reach at a position because too many guys got taken there quickly

  • BIF

    @yisman said...

    doing my first DK best ball now

    I accidentally set my rankings for sit n go so they’re worthless

    having a bad draft

    all the RBs and TEs went really quickly

    QB: Dak, Matt Ryan (autopick8)
    RB: David Johnson, Fournette (auto6), Swift, T.Coleman, Pollard, Justin Jackson, John Kelley
    WR: Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, Sterling Shephard, Golden Tate, Shenault, Sanu, Isabella
    TE: Gesicki, Goedert, Hockenson

    You only took 2 QBs ?
    They both have the same Bye Week (week 10).

  • yisman

    Yeah the second was an auto pick. I was attempting to select Josh Allen when the 30 second clock timed out and gave me Ryan instead

    I should’ve noticed it auto picked a bad bye and picked a third

    Ugly team. It also has Sanu, who is not even on a team. DK still lists him as being with NE, as it lists Fournette as being with JAX

    All my teams are bad. I’m lousy at this best ball stuff.

  • bfogarty4

    Hey guys so I never play Football in DK, usually just hockey so I don’t have the best sense of Football. I earned a $20 ticket for the best ball snake draft. I had the 7th pick which in my opinion seemed to be pretty shitty because it was 12 people so 7 is like directly in the middle of the snake. Anyways, Id like to know how my team looks for being the 7th pick and what I should expect.

    QB Matt Ryan
    RB Alvin Kamara
    RB Austin Ekeler
    WR Chris Godwin
    WR Calvin Ridley
    WR Christian Kirk
    TE Rob Gronkowski
    FLEX Leonard Fournette

    Bench
    D’Andre Swift
    Austin Hooper
    Sterling Shepard
    Cam Newton
    Boston Scott
    Duke Johnson
    James Washington
    O.J. Howard
    Sam Darnold
    Steven Sims Jr.
    Ryan Fitzpatrick
    Darren Fells

  • bucherpsu08

    I got a $20 ticket to enter on DK but when I open the contests it doesn’t give me the option to enter with the ticket….anyone else having this issue?

  • Njsum1

    @bucherpsu08 said...

    I got a $20 ticket to enter on DK but when I open the contests it doesn’t give me the option to enter with the ticket….anyone else having this issue?

    YES!!! Was going to ask the same question.

    Is that Free ticket contingent on entering something else first? I thought I saw that originally, could be wrong though. Yet I have the ticket regardless.

  • squidkill

    Hey guys so I never play Football in DK, usually just hockey so I don’t have the best sense of Football. I earned a $20 ticket for the best ball snake draft. I had the 7th pick which in my opinion seemed to be pretty shitty because it was 12 people so 7 is like directly in the middle of the snake. Anyways, Id like to know how my team looks for being the 7th pick and what I should expect.

    QB Matt Ryan
    RB Alvin Kamara
    RB Austin Ekeler
    WR Chris Godwin
    WR Calvin Ridley
    WR Christian Kirk
    TE Rob Gronkowski
    FLEX Leonard Fournette

    Bench
    D’Andre Swift
    Austin Hooper
    Sterling Shepard
    Cam Newton
    Boston Scott
    Duke Johnson
    James Washington
    O.J. Howard
    Sam Darnold
    Steven Sims Jr.
    Ryan Fitzpatrick
    Darren Fells

    Not good buddy- You drafted 4 QBs and only paired (stacked) 1 with one other?? You need way more correlation and high WR variance to take one of these down. sorry

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