Niche Sports

TENNIS

We recommend utilizing a seven-round standard serpentine draft with four owners (or a five-round serpentine draft with five owners or six owners).  For the seven-round format, three men and three women must be selected with one additional “wild card” of either gender at each owner’s discretion; for the five-round format, two men and two women must be selected with one additional “wild card” of either gender at each owner’s discretion.  Tournaments to be utilized will be the Grand Slam  events in 2019.  For each of these five tourneys, point selection is as follows: 3 points for making the quarterfinals, an additional 5 points for making the semifinals, an additional 7 points for making the finals and an additional 10 points for winning the tournament.  Additionally, in 2019, we are adding the final standings in the ATP and WTA as a “fifth category” — 25 points for finishing 1st in the standings, 15 points for finishing 2nd, 8 points for finishing 3rd, 5 points for finishing 4th and 3 points for finishing 5th.

2019 FANTASY TENNIS DRAFT BOARD

NOTE: This year, we are adding two columns to the draft board: where each player ranks on the ATP/WTA rankings at the start of 2019 and the ranking that they accrued on our system in 2018 by gender.

TOP TIER ATP/WTP Rk Pts Rk
1 Novak Djokovic 1 1
2 Rafael Nadal 2 2
3 Roger Federer 3 3
4 Caroline Wozniacki 3 4T
5 Angelique Kerber 2 2
6 Serena Williams 16 3
SECOND TIER
7 Simona Halep 1 1
8 Aryna Sabalenka 11
9 Alexander Zverev 4 13T
10 Andy Murray
11 Stan Wawrinka
12 Sloane Stephens 6 7
13 Naomi Osaka 5 4T
14 Garbine Muguruza 18 8T
15 Karolina Pliskova 8 13T
16 Marin Cilic 7 5
17 Elina Svitolina 4 16T
18 Dominic Thiem 8 6
19 Juan Martin del Potro 5 4
20 Anastasija Sevastova 12 8T
21 Kei Nishikori 9 8T
22 John Isner 10 8T
23 Kevin Anderson 6 7
24 Daria Kasatkina 10 13T
25 Petra Kvitova 7
THIRD TIER
26 Grigor Dimitrov 19 13T
27 Milos Raonic 18 13T
28 Caroline Garcia 19
29 Julia Gorges 14 8T
30 Ashleigh Barty 15
31 Diego Schwartzman 17 13T
32 Kiki Bertens 9 16T
33 Elise Mertens 13 8T
34 Madison Keys 17 6
35 Venus Williams
36 Kyle Edmund 14 10T
37 Fabio Fognini 13
38 Johanna Konta
39 Maria Sharapova 16T

The 2019 FantasyDrafthelp.com mock draft took place on January 9, 2019 with five FDH contributors: Danny Stancu, Mike Vili, Ilia Stancu, Jon Adams and Rick Morris.

ROUND 1
Jon Novak Djokovic
Danny Rafael Nadal
Ilia Roger Federer
Rick Caroline Wozniacki
Mike Alexander Zverev
ROUND 2
Mike Serena Williams
Rick Andy Murray
Ilia Angelique Kerber
Danny Simona Halep
Jon Naomi Osaka
ROUND 3
Jon Elina Svitolina
Danny Sloane Stephens
Ilia Karolina Pliskova
Rick Aryna Sabalenka
Mike Marin Cilic
ROUND 4
Mike Maria Sharapova
Rick Garbine Muguruza
Ilia Dominic Thiem
Danny Juan Martin del Potro
Jon Stan Wawrinka
ROUND 5
Jon Anastasija Sevastova
Danny Petra Kvitova
Ilia Milos Raonic
Rick Kei Nishikori
Mike Kevin Anderson
GOLF

We recommend utilizing a seven-round standard serpentine draft with five owners (or a six-round standard serpentine draft with six owner or a five-round standard serpentine draft with seven owners).

Because there are only a handful of tournaments that include a cross-section of the world’s best golfers, we urge you to use only these events for your league’s scoring system.  In so doing, the emphasis is kept on the skill level of the golfers as opposed to rewarding those golfers who thrive in the majority of events with the weaker rosters of competitors.  This method uses the “four major tournaments” and the eight “near major” tournaments.  These are the events utilized, in the order that they appear on the schedule, with the major tournaments in bold: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (February 7-10), WGC-Mexico (February 21-24), Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill (March 7-10), The Players Championship (March 14-17), WGC-Dell Match Play Championship (March 27-31 — NOTE: award these points as follows — players eliminated in the quarterfinals get 8th place points based on the below scoring system, players eliminated in the semifinals get 4th place points, the player eliminated in the finals gets 2nd place points and the player who wins the championship gets 1st place points), The Masters (April 11-14), PGA Championship (May 16-19), Memorial Tournament (May 30-June 2), U.S. Open (June 13-16), The British Open (July 18-21), WGC-St. Jude (July 25-28), The Tour Championship (August 22-25).  Also, we award points in the same way for the year-end FedEx Cup standings

Scoring for the 8 “near major” tournaments and final FedEx Cup standings is as follows: 90 points for 1st  place, 76 points for 2nd place, 60 points for 3rd place, 50 points for 4th place, 40 points for 5th place, 30 points for 6th place, 26 points for 7th place, 20 points for 8th place, 16 points for 9th place and 10 points for 10th place.  These points should be awarded also to the Top 10 finishers in the final Fed Ex Cup standings.

Scoring for the 5 major tournaments is as follows: 135 points for 1st place, 114 points for 2nd place, 90 points for 3rd place, 75 points for 4th place, 60 points for 5th place, 45 points for 6th place, 39 points for 7th place, 30 points for 8th place, 24 points for 9th place and 15 points for 10th place.

2019 FANTASY GOLF DRAFT BOARD

NOTE: The columns on the draft board refer to points on the FDH scoring system for each golfer in 2018, their score in the final World Golf standings of 2018, their placement in the final 2018 FedEx Cup standings, the number of Top 10 finishes accrued in 2018 and their placement in the final All Around standings in 2018.

TOP TIER FDH World FE T 10 AA
1 Dustin Johnson 1 3 4 1T 3
2 Brooks Koepka 5 2 9 12T 8
3 Justin Thomas 4 4 7 4T 2
4 Justin Rose 2 1 1 3 5
5 Rory McIlroy 3 5 13 12T 9
6 Jordan Spieth 23 10 22T 15
SECOND TIER FDH World FE T 10 AA
7 Tiger Woods 6 21 2 12T
8 Patrick Reed 8 14 22 8T
9 Jon Rahm 17 7 23 22T 14
10 Rickie Fowler 14 9 17 22T 4
11 Jason Day 20 11 16 22T 17
12 Bryson DeChambeau 9 8 3 4T 11
13 Bubba Watson 12 13 10 12T
14 Tony Finau 19 16 6 1T 12
15 Tommy Fleetwood 18 12 19 12T 1
16 Webb Simpson 20T 17 11 6T 16
17 Phil Mickelson 13 25 21 12T 19
THIRD TIER FDH World FE T 10 AA
18 Matt Kuchar
19 Xander Schauffele 7 19 15 12T
20 Hideki Matsuyama 20 13 6
21 Billy Horschel 22 5 22T 13
22 Marc Leishman 22 12T
23 Francesco Molinari 11 6 17 22T 22T
24 Patrick Cantlay 23 20 8T 10
25 Alex Noren 15
26 Paul Casey 18 25 22T 25T
FOURTH TIER FDH World FE T 10 AA
27 Adam Scott 24T
28 Sergio Garcia
29 Henrik Stenson 15T 24 22T
30 Kyle Stanley 13
31 Kevin Kisner 9
32 Tyrrell Hatton 21
33 Rafa Cabrerra Bello 22T 7
34 Keegan Bradley 8T 22T
35 Kevin Na 20
36 Zach Johnson
37 Louis Oosthuizen

The 2019 FantasyDrafthelp.com mock draft took place on February 3, 2019 with five FDH contributors: FDH Golf Editor Tom Denk, FDH Managing Partner Rick Morris, FDH Lounge Dignitary Jeff Maslanich, FDH Lounge Dignitary Jon Adams, FDH Lounge Dignitary Bob Benak and FDH contributor Phil B.

ROUND 1
TOM: Justin Thomas
RICK: Dustin Johnson
JEFF: Justin Rose
JON: Brooks Koepka
BOB: Rickie Fowler
PHIL: Bryson DeChambeau
ROUND 2
PHIL: Xander Schauffele
BOB: Jon Rahm
JON: Jordan Spieth
JEFF: Rory McIlroy
RICK: Tiger Woods
TOM: Tommy Fleetwood
ROUND 3
TOM: Patrick Reed
RICK: Jason Bay
JEFF: Tony Finau
JON: Matt Kuchar
BOB: Hideki Matsuyama
PHIL: Webb Simpson
ROUND 4
PHIL: Paul Casey
BOB: Bubba Watson
JON: Phil Mickelson
JEFF: Francesco Molinari
RICK: Billy Horschel
TOM: Henrik Stenson
ROUND 5
TOM: Patrick Cantlay
RICK: Marc Leishman
JEFF: Adam Scott
JON: Kevin Kisner
BOB: Gary Woodland
PHIL: Rafa Cabrerra Bello
ROUND 6
PHIL: Louis Oosthuizen
BOB: Sergio Garcia
JON: Zach Johnson
JEFF: Keegan Bradley
RICK: Alex Noren
TOM: Beau Hossler

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