Rules & Scoring

Go Draft Scoring

Scoring on the website is fairly “standard” in terms of the scoring seen in fantasy games for the sports which our website covers. We strive to maintain fair and balanced scoring methods. Please remember that all scoring is based off of actual statistical scoring which transpires during the sporting events. These statistics are provided to us by our data provider, Sports Direct Inc. Go Draft does not have the ability to manipulate statistics scored by any player in any event.

 


NFL Team Rosters

  • Rosters will consist of 9 players and must include players from at least 2 different NFL teams, and representing at least 2 different Football games.
  • The 9 roster positions are: QB, RB1, RB2, WR1, WR2, WR3, TE, FLEX (RB/WR/TE), and DST.

NFL Scoring

Offense
  • Rushing yards made = 0.1pts
  • Rushing touchdowns = 6pts
  • Passing yards = 0.04pts
  • Passing touchdowns = 4pts
  • Interceptions = -1pt (negative)
  • Receiving yards = 0.1pts
  • Receiving touchdowns = 6pts
  • Receptions = 1pt
  • Kick-return touchdowns = 6pts
  • Punt-return touchdowns = 6pts
  • Fumbles lost = -2pts (negative)
  • Own fumbles recovered touchdowns = 6pts
  • Two-point conversions scored = 2pts
  • Two-point conversion passes = 2pts
Defense
  • Sacks = 1pt
  • Opponent-fumbles recovered = 2pts
  • Return touchdowns = 6pts
  • Interception return touchdowns = 6pts
  • Fumble return touchdowns = 6pts
  • Safeties = 2pts
  • Blocked kicks = 2pts
  • Interceptions = 2pts
  • 0 points allowed = 10pts
  • 1-6 points allowed = 7pts
  • 7-13 points allowed = 4pts
  • 14-20 points allowed = 1pt
  • 28-34 points allowed = -1pt
  • 35+ points allowed = -4pts

Note: For purposes of Go Draft defensive scoring, points allowed are calculated based on offensive scoring as follows:

  • + 6*(Rushing TD + Receiving TD + Fumble TD)
  • + 2*(Two point conversions)
  • + 1 Extra Points
  • + 3 (Field Goals)

NBA Team Rosters

  • Rosters will consist of 9 players and must include players from at least 2 different NBA teams, and representing at least 2 different real-life NBA games.
  • The 9 roster positions are: G1, G2, G3, F1, F2, F3, C, UTIL1, & UTIL3

NBA Scoring

  • 3-pt FG = 3pts
  • 3-pt FG Bonus = .5pts
  • 2-pt FG = 2pts
  • FT = 1pt
  • Rebound = 1.25pts
  • Assist = 1.5pts
  • Block = 2pts
  • Steal = 2pts
  • Turnover = -1pt (negative)

PGA Team Rosters

  • Each roster will have 6 golfers.

PGA Scoring

  • Golfer Rank 1 = 40pts
  • Golfer Rank 2 = 35pts
  • Golfer Rank 3 = 30pts
  • Golfer Rank 4 = 26pts
  • Golfer Rank 5 = 22pts
  • Golfer Rank 6 = 20pts
  • Golfer Rank 7 = 19pts
  • Golfer Rank 8 = 18pts
  • Golfer Rank 9 = 17pts
  • Golfer Rank 10 = 16pts
  • Golfer Rank 11-15th = 10pts
  • Golfer Rank 16-20th = 8pts
  • Golfer Rank 21-25th = 6pts
  • Golfer Rank 26-30 = 4pts
  • Golfer Rank 31-35 = 2pts
  • Golfer Rank 36-40 = 1pts
  • PAR = 1pts
  • Birdie = 3pts
  • Bogey = -1pts
  • Eagle = 5pts
  • Double Bogey = -2pts
  • Better than Eagle = 10pts
  • Worse than Double Bogey = -4pts

 

 


MLB Team Rosters

  • Rosters will consist of 10 players and must include hitters from at least 3 different MLB teams.
  • The 10 roster positions are: P, P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF

MLB Scoring

Pitchers:

  • Winning Pitcher = 4
  • Earned Runs = -2
  • Strikeouts = 2
  • Innings Pitched = 2
  • Walks = -0.50
  • Hit Batsman = -0.50
  • Complete Game = 2
  • No Hitter = 8
  • Complete Game Shut Out = 4

Hitters:

  • Singles = 2
  • Doubles = 4
  • Triples = 6
  • Home Runs = 8
  • Runs Batted In = 2
  • Runs = 2
  • Walks = 2
  • Stolen Bases = 4
  • Strike Outs = -0.50

 

Go Draft Rules

Go Draft has labeled out in its terms and conditions all general rules for website use. The rules for website utilization in general can be found below.




Eligibility

You must 18 years of age or over and a resident of the USA or Canada to make a deposit or play in any contest or game which is found on the Go Draft website. Residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, or Vermont are forbidden from playing on Go Draft for money and may participate in the free games only. More eligibility information is listed in our website terms.




Multiple Accounts

Players on Go Draft are only allowed to play with one account. In special cases, Go Draft may consider the creation of a second account however explicit written permission from the Go Draft team is required. Go Draft utilizes proprietary tracking measures to ensure fairness in all games run within the godraft.com website. The creation of multiple accounts is forbidden as stated. Penalties are at the discretion Go Draft, but may include closure of all accounts and withholding of any cash that we determine to have been fraudulently obtained. Please see our website terms for more information.

Some matches may allow for "multi-entries" meaning more than one entry into the contest by the same user is allowed, but this should not be confused with utilizing multiple accounts which is strictly prohibited. We cross-check multi-account use by closely monitoring logged in sessions, IP data, payment data, and other methods to ensure our website is not abused by cheating via multiple accounts.




Account Suspensions

Harassment of members, abusive or threatening language while engaging in chat, suspect activity with account creation and gameplay, multiple-accounts, and any other activity that Go Draft deems abusive or unsatisfactory for the website may result in an account suspension. Accounts which are suspended will often receive information as to why they were suspended from the Go Draft staff with information in regards to how their account may have its suspension lifted.




Unfilled Contests

In the event a matchup is unfulfilled in regards to the number of participants, Go Draft will often attempt to automatically re-assign players to another contest so that they can correctly be filled. Our goal is to make sure you have an enjoyable user experience, have as few expired matches as possible, and never “join” something you did not intend to. We do this by matching players up only with games with the same gameplay, difficulty, and buy-in value.

Some games have different “total participant” restrictions for unfilled contest matching. In the event a contest expires without the member being matched to another contest, then a full refund of any deposit is immediately issued to the account with all entries associated with the joining voided.




Canceling Game Entries

Cancelling a game on Go Draft is not always a guaranteed action. We have taken many measures to help ensure that your sign up for a match is clearly understood and validated for verification that you wish to participate. With that said, if you have mistakenly joined a match and need to cancel an entry, you can request a cancellation by submitting a support ticket to Go Draft. Details on the matchup you are wishing to cancel yourself from should be specified in the support ticket. Again, not all entries are cancelled. This is handled on a case by case basis with time sensitivity.




Postponed Games that Alter Gameplay

Please Note: Not all of the gameplays listed below may be on the Go Draft website.

Rules for how postponed games are treated in Go Draft contests vary depending on the sport and contest type.

NFL - In the event a game is postponed and then rescheduled to be played during the same week, Go Draft will make an attempt to retain that game in order to prevent "zero scoring" for athletes. This means that all contests will remain open and show as "live" until the conclusion of the game at the newly rescheduled time. In the event the game is rescheduled to a date further out than the current week, all users will be awarded zero points for any athletes they had in that event, and the event will be finalized automatically no later than Tuesday at 2AM (after Monday Night Football the prior night and prior to the new slate of games coming available for gameplay).

In some situations, the athletes that are selected by users for the event may show as being "locked" and unavailable for late-swap upon their originally scheduled time being met. Therefore, players not wanting to utilze athletes on these teams should make roster update decisions prior to the original event time and date. Additionally, should the NFL announce a schedule change to an event too close to the original start time, the event may lock, resulting in all athletes having zeros logged for scoring, with the new event not being an event able to be included.

NBA, NHL, NCAA football, NCAA basketball - the Go Draft website will automatically keep the contest open until it is officially flagged by Sports Direct Inc as a "postponed" game. This will lead to games appearing to still be "live" despite there being no activity due to a delay or postponement. Upon the game being officially marked as postponed the event is then closed and all scoring for all users is finalized. Players are awarded zero points and the contest is considered complete. In the event we do not receive a postponed status, the contest will automatically close out roughly 30 hours after the postponed event's originally scheduled start time.

MLB - all contests will close "as-is" once marked postponed by our stats provider, exactly as described above with a maximum close time being 8 hours after the postponed event's originally scheduled start time in the event we do not receive an official postponement or suspension notice.

If a game is rained out before play begins, it is rescheduled for a later date. If it has already begun and rain falls, several scenarios are used to determine the need to resume play:

  • If the game has completed the top half of the 5th inning and the home team is ahead, the game can be deemed an official game. The home team is declared the winner, and the game officially counts in standings.
  • If the game has completed the bottom half of the 5th inning and either team is ahead, the game can be deemed an official game. The leading team is declared the winner, and the game officially counts in standings. (In some Minor League Baseball and college games, this scenario is possible only in the final game of a series.) However, if the game is rained out prior to the completion of an inning in which the visiting team scored one or more runs to take the lead, and the home team has not retaken the lead, the game is suspended, to be resumed at a later date.

  • If the game has completed the 5th inning, and the teams are tied, if the game is a playoff game (regardless of inning), or in college and some Minor League Baseball games, it is not the final game in the series (the first or second game in a three-game series, also regardless of inning), the game is considered suspended, and the resumption of the game is scheduled for a future date (usually the following day). The game picks up from where it left off.
  • If none of the previous scenarios apply, the game can not be deemed official. The umpire declares "No Game," and a make-up of the game is scheduled for a future date unless it is not feasible. The latter occurs mainly among the minor leagues and college due to travel schedules, and only in the major leagues among teams that have been declared mathematically eliminated from postseason play where no benefit in the standings would be derived. The statistics compiled during the rained out game are not counted.

(all sports) - postponed games which are re-scheduled to take place on a different day will be eligible for gameplay on those specific dates and will have absolutely no link to the original event ID / contest they may have been associated with. See double-headers for more information which is specific to MLB.



Suspended Games

See the postponed games section as suspended games and postponed games are handled in the same fashion.

 



Tiebreakers

In the event of a tie score between multiple players, Go Draft will break ties using the following method,

* The user with the highest scoring individual athlete will be declared the winner, if users have duplicate athletes with the highest score, then the 2nd highest scoring athlete will be used, and so on.

 



Traded Players

Players being traded may impact contests that have already been created with the players on their old teams. Player team listings on Go Draft are updated once per day (overnight). Note that because contests are created as much as five or six days in advance, traded players may not be available in contests which include a game involving their new team, but not their old team. Also note that in some instances a player you selected may no longer be available in a contest which includes their old team, but not their new team. In that case, you'll need to select a replacement or be credited with zero points for the player.

Note that on the day a player is traded, they may still be listed for their old team in the draft screen. If they are traded to another team which is part of the same contest in which you choose them, you will still receive points for their performance. These points may not be reflected accurately during live scoring, but will count at contest settlement time. Also note that contest settlement may be delayed in order to ensure accuracy.

Most importantly, please note that in very rare cases a player is traded early enough in the day that they are able to play for their new team. If they are traded from a team with a late game to a team with an early game, you may be able to select them in late contests, already knowing how they performed that day. In this situation, you will receive zero points for their performance.




Double Headers

Only one game of a doubleheader will count for Go Draft scoring. Players will only score points for the game which starts at the time listed in the contest details. This will typically (but not always) be the game at the originally scheduled time. Double header and player eligibility is directly linked to the time-period in which the initial game is selected for.




Cash Withdrawals

Members of Go Draft can withdraw money at any time. This is done by selecting the withdraw option while logged in from the My Account section. Go Draft will then transfer the money to you via PayPal or by check, based on the option you select for your withdrawal should you qualify for a check submission.

All withdrawal requests will be processed within 48 hours or the next working day if the request is received over the weekend. Withdrawal requests in the amount of $250 or more are eligible for check payment. Check payments may take 3-5 days for processing. All Go Draft website members that withdraw more than $600 collectively are required to provide additional details for tax-purposes at the year’s end. Sensitive data such as social security information is handled offline.

Go Draft takes pride in offering the fastest payouts in the industry. All deposited money can be withdrawn right away. Practically all money earned in our contests are also eligible for immediate withdrawal (including featured games, automatically created system games, and games created by users). Some promotions, rewards, and special events in which free cash is issued by Go Draft may require specific withdrawal circumstances. Individual restrictions apply.

Restrictions of Bonus Withdrawals (as referenced above) -

Bonus money (funds earned by joining the site or utilizing a promo in which a cash bonus is issued) are not subject for immediate withdrawal.

All bonuses are initially deposited into your pending bonus balance. This can be seen directly below your current account balance. Your pending bonuses are not immediately available to use. The bonus will gradually become real cash in your account as you play money games on the site. A pending bonus is transferred to your real account balance at a rate of 5% of the entry fee of the contest you enter. For example, if you enter a $20 contest, $1 of your pending bonus will be transferred to your real account balance. If you cancel an entry or a game does not fill, the entry will not be counted towards your pending bonus. If you have any questions concerning our bonus system please contact support.

 



Go Draft Deposits

Making a deposit to Go Draft is done via Paypal (or by credit card). Paypal allows for credit card payments and for direct payments should you have a Paypal account. If you have any issue with placing a deposit, please submit a support ticket. Additional credit card payment options are also available on Go Draft.

Deposits Involving a Bonus -

Upon a deposit being made, Go Draft may issue the user a bonus. This bonus amount as a dollar amount and percentage is subject to change at any time and may involve cap restrictions. All bonuses are initially deposited into your pending bonus balance. This can be seen directly below your current account balance. Your pending bonuses are not immediately available to use. The bonus will gradually become real cash in your account as you play money games on the site. A pending bonus is transferred to your real account balance at a rate of 5% of the entry fee of the contest you enter. For example, if you enter a $20 contest, $1 of your pending bonus will be transferred to your real account balance. If you cancel an entry or a game does not fill, the entry will not be counted towards your pending bonus. If you have any questions concerning our bonus system please contact support.




Contest / Match Settlements & Payments

We try to settle contests and run payments as quickly as possible, but must ensure we do so accurately. Most contests are settled shortly after the last game finishes. However, to settle we have to wait until all the player statistics have been reported by Sports Direct Inc (our third party stats provider). This lets us ensure that the final box scores are complete. In most cases the box-score data in which the website replies on is finalized 30-45 minutes upon a game concluding. At times this may run over, as much as a full additional day being required, thus not settling matches and payments until the box score data is finalized.



 

 

Scoring Revisions

During the games covered by Go Draft we receive scoring from Sports Direct Inc (our third party stats provider).. After the game has ended they pass us a final box score for the game. After we receive and confirm the box scores for all the day's games we then settle all entries. However, very rarely, the leagues and stats provider revise the box scores after the final box score has been released. In the event of this occurring the player scores on Go Draft will not be updated and the settlements will not be revised. Note that this is not the same situation as a case where a correction needs to be made after settlement due to a problem with the data feed or the settlement process. In these cases the settlement process (including payment) may be reversed and games resettled correctly.


 

Head-to-Head Bracket Tournaments

For the first round of a head-to-head bracket tournament, entries are placed in random order then paired with an opponent for that round. In the case of an unfilled guaranteed tournament some players will randomly receive a "bye" round in order to fill the bracket.

In the event of a tie, the player that has the roster player with the highest fantasy point total will receive one extra tiebreaker point. In the event of identical rosters the winner will be chosen at random and awarded the extra point.


Pickem Gameplay 

Pickem gameplay scores and operates exactly like our traditional salary cap gameplay in terms of all scoring specific to each sport. Simply pick a player from each of the 8 tiers. The user(s) with the most fantasy points at the conclusion of the match wins.

*No Late Swap (first game lock time locks all players) 

 


Trophies  

  • NFL Fire Score: 200+ points in NFL
  • NBA Fire Score: 300+ points in NBA
  • MLB Fire Score: 200+ points in MLB
  • PGA Fire Score: 200+ points in PGA
  • High Roller: Win a $100+ buy in
  • All Star Player: play 500+ games
  • Head Hunter: Win 100+ H2H games
  • Baller: Win 30+ in all sports
  • Loud Mouth: Register 2-+ referrals
  • Bank Roller : Win $5k + in Winnings