Niche Sports

We are now bringing together all of our niche draft boards and suggested league guidelines on one convenient page.  It should be noted that in addition to our tennis and golf draft boards and suggested league guidelines that we have ones for IndyCar, NHRA and Formula One along with NASCAR in our FantasyRacingDraftology2017 guide!


1 Gormley

2 Classic Empire

3 Hence

4 J Boys Echo

5 Irish War Cry

6 Lookin at Lee

7 Gunnevera

8 Irap

9 McCraken

10 Patch

11 Always Dreaming

12 Tapwrit

13 Practical Joke

14 Thunder Snow

15 Girvin

16 Battle of Midway

17 State of Honor

18 Untrapped


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 2017.  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.


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 2017 and the number of points that they accrued on our system in 2016.

1 Novak Djokovic 2 65
2 Angelique Kerber 1 65
3 Serena Williams 2 63
4 Andy Murray 1 58
5 Rafael Nadal 9 0
6 Garbine Muguruza 7 25
7 Stan Wawrinka 4 33
8 Roger Federer 16 16
9 Milos Raonic 3 23
10 Agnieszka Radwanska 3 8
11 Karolina Pliskova 6 15
12 Simona Halep 4 6
13 Johanna Konta 10 8
14 Tomas Berdych 10 14
15 Kei Nishikori 5 11
16 Gael Monfils 7 11
17 Dominika Cibulkova 5 3
18 Marin Cilic 6 0
19 Dominic Thiem 8 8
20 Venus Williams 17 8
21 Victoria Azarenka 13 3
22 Caroline Wozniacki 19 8
23 Svetlana Kuznetsova 9 0
24 Madison Keys 8 0
25 Petra Kvitova 11 0
26 Timea Bacsinsky 15 3
27 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 12 6
28 Roberta Vinci 18 3
29 David Goffin 11 3
30 Elena Vesnina 16 8
31 Carla Suarez Navarro 12 3
32 Nick Kyrgios 13 0
33 Lucas Pouille 15 6
34 Richard Gasquet 18 3
35 David Ferrer 21 3

During the week of January 9, FDH Managing Partner Rick Morris and four contributors, Ilia Stancu, Jon Adams, Danny Stancu and Mike Vili held a draft via text according to the above guidelines.

Ilia Novak Djokovic
Jonny Serena Williams
Rick Angelique Kerber
Danny Andy Murray
Mike Stan Wawrinka
Mike Agnieszka Radwanska
Danny Simona Halep
Rick Rafael Nadal
Jonny Milos Raonic
Ilia Roger Federer
Ilia Karolina Pliskova
Jonny Garbine Muguruza
Rick Johanna Konta
Danny Madison Keys
Mike Dominika Cibulkova
Mike Juan Martin del Potro
Danny Dominic Thiem
Rick Tomas Berdych
Jonny Kei Nishikori
Ilia Marin Cilic
Ilia Venus Williams
Jonny Gael Monfils
Rick Victoria Azarenka
Danny Svetlana Kuznetsova
Mike David Goffin


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 9-12), WGC-Mexico (March 2-5), Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill (March 16-19), WGC-Dell Match Play Championship (March 22-26 — 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 6-9), The Players Championship (May 11-14), Memorial Tournament (June 1-4), U.S. Open (June 15-18), The British Open (July 20-23), WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (August 3-6), PGA Championship (August 10-13), The Tour Championship (September 21-24).

Scoring for the 8 “near major” tournaments 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.


1 Jason Day
2 Jordan Spieth
3 Dustin Johnson
4 Rory McIlroy
5 Adam Scott
6 Patrick Reed
7 Henrick Stenson
8 Rickie Fowler
9 Hideki Matsuyama
10 Justin Rose
11 Ryan Moore
12 Kevin Na
13 Paul Casey
14 Brandt Snedeker
15 Matt Kuchar
16 Louis Oosthuizen
17 Kevin Chappell
18 Phil Mickelson
19 Brooks Koepka
20 Bubba Watson
21 Jimmy Walker
22 Tiger Woods
23 William McGirt
24 Danny Willett
25 Branden Grace
26 Martin Kaymer
27 JB Holmes
28 Russell Knox
29 Justin Thomas
30 Sergio Garcia
31 Zach Johnson
32 Charl Schwartzel
33 Danny Lee
34 Shane Lowry
35 Jim Furyk
36 Kevin Kisner



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