DraftPot is a daily fantasy sports website that offers tournaments with payouts as high as $50,000 and $100,000. Here’s our review of this recently-unveiled DFS site.
What is DraftPot?
DraftPot is a daily fantasy sports site that offers traditional sports in addition to the fast-growing world of e-sports – including League of Legends.
The site’s tagline is “Daily Fantasy Sports Without the Salary Cap”. One of the site’s game modes, “Fan Mode”, allows you to pick a team without worrying about salary caps, which are ubiquitous on virtually every other daily fantasy sports site on the internet.
The lack of the salary cap in Fan Mode means your job as a fantasy GM is easier: you just pick the best quarterbacks, best wide receivers, best running backs, etc. across any given week. Pick Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Le’Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy, and Marshawn Lynch. Who cares?
Despite the fact that DraftPot is relatively new, the site has already showcased $100,000 and $50,000 tournaments.
In addition to traditional salary cap based games (available through “GM Mode”), you can avoid the salary cap entirely with Fan Mode.
Most major sports are offered, including NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA, NASCAR, CFB, CBB, and League of Legends. The website also claims that more sports are coming soon.
How Does DraftPot Work?
Rosters work in pretty much the same way as every other daily fantasy sports website.
For NFL, you choose a QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, FLEX, DEF, K.
For NHL, you choose a LW, LW, RW, RW, C, D, G.
League of Legends fantasy sports makes you choose a TOP, MID, ADC, SUP, JGL, UTIL, UTIL.
A full list of roster formats can be found at DraftPot.com.
DraftPot Game Modes
DraftPot offers all of the following game modes:
Freeroll: Free contest with cash payouts for the highest finishers.
Fan Mode: Fan mode comes with no salary cap, giving you free reign to choose any players you like.
GM Mode: This salary cap format requires you to stay under the DraftPot Points Per Game (DPPG) cap. That salary cap varies from every sport, but it works in a similar way to most other DFS sites. In NFL fantasy, for example, you’ll have $50,000 to spend on your week’s fantasy players.
Head to Head: Head to head pools vary in entry fees from $2 to $250.
Joining all of these games is straightforward. You enter the Contest Lobby and browse through games based on their entry fee and their total prize. Throughout the average week, you’ll find contests ranging in entry fees from $3 to $100, with prize amounts ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 grand prizes.
The front page of DraftPot also claims that there are “millions guaranteed in 2015.”
How to Join DraftPot
Joining DraftPot is straightforward much like Fanduel. Just visit the front page of the site and click “Play Now” or “Sign Up”.
The front page even features a promo code for you to use (DRAFTPOT) that gives you a 100% deposit bonus up to $1,000 (basically all of the promo codes give you this same bonus).
As usual with DFS sites, membership is open to residents of the United States and Canada, with the exception of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Nevada, Montana, and Washington.
DraftPot, LLC was unveiled in 2015 in preparation for the 2015 NFL season. Today, the site covers a variety of fantasy sports.
DraftPot is based in Tennessee. You can contact the company by emailing email@example.com.