FanDuel NFL Snake Draft Rankings: Week 12 (Thanksgiving Slate)

How do numberFire's algorithms rank the Thanksgiving slate player pool in head-to-head, three-entry, and six-entry drafts?

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 12 Thanksgiving Slate 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.)

[Editor's Note: The Pittsburgh Steelers/Baltimore Ravens game has been postponed until Sunday.]

Player Snake Draft
Position Rank
Ezekiel ElliottRB1111
James ConnerRB2222
Antonio GibsonRB3333
Duke JohnsonRB4544
Gus EdwardsRB5755
Deshaun WatsonQB1467
Terry McLaurinWR/TE1678
J.D. McKissicRB61286
Will Fuller VWR/TE28910
D'Andre SwiftRB716109
Brandin CooksWR/TE391112
Chase ClaypoolWR/TE4101213
Diontae JohnsonWR/TE5111314
Marvin Jones Jr.WR/TE6121415
Adrian PetersonRB8231511
Amari CooperWR/TE7171621
Matthew StaffordQB2121720
CeeDee LambWR/TE8181824
Lamar JacksonQB3151923
T.J. HockensonWR/TE9191925
Tony PollardRB9271916
Mark AndrewsWR/TE10202226
Justice HillRB10282317
Kerryon JohnsonRB11292418
C.J. ProsiseRB12342519
Benny Snell Jr.RB13382622
Michael GallupWR/TE11242728
Ben RoethlisbergerQB4212827
Marquise BrownWR/TE12252931
Andy DaltonQB5223030
Dalton SchultzWR/TE13303132
Eric EbronWR/TE14313233
Kenny GolladayWR/TE15323334
Willie Snead IVWR/TE16333435
James WashingtonWR/TE17353538
Logan ThomasWR/TE18363640
Peyton BarberRB14473729
Dez BryantWR/TE19373843
Alex SmithQB6263940
Jordan AkinsWR/TE20394044
Steven Sims Jr.WR/TE21404172
Marvin HallWR/TE22414273
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR/TE23424374