FanDuel NFL Snake Draft Rankings: Week 3

Fantasy sports have come a long way since their inception.

Gathering with friends and drafting the perfect team was -- and still is -- a big part of fantasy sports. But FanDuel has done its part in changing how we play and think about a particular slate of sports games.

And guess what? They’re going back to the classics and bringing snake drafts to the forefront of the daily fantasy scene.

Each week, you can hop into a live fantasy football draft and pick your six-player team against the rest of your league. No salary cap involved. Just draft.

You can read more about the strategy behind daily fantasy NFL snake drafts, but here’s a jumpstart for the upcoming slate.

Daily Fantasy Football Snake Draft Rankings

Here’s how numberFire’s projections rank the field in a head-to-head, three-entry, and six-entry draft. (Be sure to check the projections throughout the week for updates.)

These rankings compare each player’s projection to the replacement level of his position. In a head-to-head draft, no more than two quarterbacks can be drafted, so every passer is compared to the QB2 in terms of weekly projections. For running backs, up to six running backs can be drafted in a two-entry draft, so they're all compared to the RB6 in projections to see the biggest gaps in value.

Here's how the Week 3 rankings look across various draft sizes. (Snake draft position rank refers to a player's raw projection rank, so the RB3 is expected for the third-most FanDuel points among running backs.)

Player Snake Draft
Position Rank
DeAndre HopkinsWR/TE1115
Derrick HenryRB1221
Kyler MurrayQB1838
Dalvin CookRB2342
Jonathan TaylorRB3453
Russell WilsonQB212613
Ezekiel ElliottRB4574
Miles SandersRB5786
Tyler LockettWR/TE26916
Julio JonesWR/TE391020
Kenyan DrakeRB612117
DK MetcalfWR/TE4101221
Kenny GolladayWR/TE5111322
Chris CarsonRB718149
DJ MooreWR/TE6121523
Amari CooperWR/TE7151624
Josh JacobsRB8191710
Adam ThielenWR/TE8161825
Dak PrescottQB3381927
Austin EkelerRB9211911
Calvin RidleyWR/TE9171926
Melvin Gordon IIIRB10222212
Cam NewtonQB4392328
Jerick McKinnonRB11252414
Nick ChubbRB12262515
T.Y. HiltonWR/TE10202630
Stefon DiggsWR/TE11232731
Chris GodwinWR/TE12242832
Todd Gurley IIRB13292917
James ConnerRB14313018
Josh AllenQB5493137
Joe MixonRB15343219
Robert WoodsWR/TE13273333
Allen Robinson IIWR/TE14283434
Mike EvansWR/TE15303536
Matthew StaffordQB6533640
Terry McLaurinWR/TE16323738
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR/TE17333839
Odell Beckham Jr.WR/TE18353940
Cooper KuppWR/TE19364043
Matt RyanQB7614146
Keenan AllenWR/TE20374245
Deshaun WatsonQB8724352
Darren WallerWR/TE21404448
Diontae JohnsonWR/TE22414549
David JohnsonRB16474629
Michael GallupWR/TE23424750
Julian EdelmanWR/TE24434853
Marvin Jones Jr.WR/TE25444954
Ben RoethlisbergerQB9825059
A.J. GreenWR/TE26455155
A.J. GreenWR/TE26455155
Jared GoffQB10835360
Carson WentzQB11845461
CeeDee LambWR/TE28485557
Ryan TannehillQB12865664
Kareem HuntRB17595735
Robby AndersonWR/TE29505862
Darius SlaytonWR/TE30515963
Tyler BoydWR/TE31526065
Jarvis LandryWR/TE32546166
Curtis SamuelWR/TE33556268
Christian KirkWR/TE34566371
Corey DavisWR/TE35576472
Devin SingletaryRB18646540
Zach ErtzWR/TE36586673
Evan EngramWR/TE37606774
David MontgomeryRB19676844
Kirk CousinsQB13976976
Joe BurrowQB14997078
Philip RiversQB151017183
Jonnu SmithWR/TE38627277
Golden TateWR/TE39637379
Antonio GibsonRB20767447
Dallas GoedertWR/TE40657580
Brandin CooksWR/TE41667681
Tyler HigbeeWR/TE42687784
Baker MayfieldQB161127892
N'Keal HarryWR/TE43697985
Adam HumphriesWR/TE44708086