FanDuel NFL Snake Draft Rankings: Week 8

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 8 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
Derrick HenryRB1111
Alvin KamaraRB2222
Kareem HuntRB3333
Jonathan TaylorRB4444
Davante AdamsWR/TE1555
Patrick MahomesQB1968
Josh JacobsRB5676
Russell WilsonQB212810
Tyreek HillWR/TE2799
DK MetcalfWR/TE381013
George KittleWR/TE4101114
James ConnerRB612127
Stefon DiggsWR/TE5111316
Tyler LockettWR/TE6121417
Myles GaskinRB7181511
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB8191612
Travis KelceWR/TE7151720
Keenan AllenWR/TE8161821
Lamar JacksonQB3301928
Allen Robinson IIWR/TE9171922
Melvin Gordon IIIRB9211915
A.J. BrownWR/TE10202224
Jamaal WilliamsRB10242318
David MontgomeryRB11262419
Adam ThielenWR/TE11222525
Kenny GolladayWR/TE12232627
Darren WallerWR/TE13252729
Jerick McKinnonRB12282823
Tyler BoydWR/TE14272930
Josh AllenQB4393038
Justin JeffersonWR/TE15293132
Aaron RodgersQB5413239
Joe BurrowQB6433340
Joshua KelleyRB13333426
Ryan TannehillQB7453545
Cooper KuppWR/TE16313633
Robert WoodsWR/TE17323735
Devin SingletaryRB14373831
Marquise BrownWR/TE18343940
Brandon AiyukWR/TE19354043
Mark AndrewsWR/TE20364144
Derek CarrQB8524248
D'Andre SwiftRB15404334
Carlos HydeRB16424436
Aaron JonesRB17444537
Tee HigginsWR/TE21384647
Le'Veon BellRB18474740
Justin HerbertQB9584855
Matthew StaffordQB10594956
Hunter HenryWR/TE22465049
Dalvin CookRB19505146
T.Y. HiltonWR/TE23485251
Mike WilliamsWR/TE24495352
Chase ClaypoolWR/TE25515454
Jarvis LandryWR/TE26535558
Alexander MattisonRB20565650
A.J. GreenWR/TE27545759
Baker MayfieldQB11735872
DeVante ParkerWR/TE28555960
Jimmy GaroppoloQB12776075
Giovani BernardRB21646153
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR/TE29576262
Cam NewtonQB13846379
Jared GoffQB14866480
Marvin Jones Jr.WR/TE30606563
Adrian PetersonRB22686657
Jerry JeudyWR/TE31616765
Philip RiversQB15896883
Kendrick BourneWR/TE32626966
Hunter RenfrowWR/TE33637067
Drew BreesQB16917184
Trey BurtonWR/TE34657268
T.J. HockensonWR/TE35667371
Kirk CousinsQB17947488
Zach PascalWR/TE36677574
J.K. DobbinsRB23727661
Robert TonyanWR/TE37697776
Cole BeasleyWR/TE38707877
Ben RoethlisbergerQB18987994
Justin JacksonRB24788064