Definition of Snake Draft

What does the term "snake draft" mean in the world of fantasy football? What is the definition of the term "snake draft"?

In the world of fantasy football, a "snake draft" is when rounds move through picks in the opposite order as the preceding round.

For instance, in a standard 10-man snake draft, the first ten picks will go 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10.

Now, with the snake draft, the second round would be in the reverse order as the first round.

So, the person who picked 1.10 would now have the first pick of the second round.

The person who picked 1.1 would have the last pick of the second round - so they would get the 1.1 and 2.12 picks.

This person would make the first pick of the third round in a traditional snake draft.

So, if you had the first overall pick in a 10-man snake draft, your first five picks would look like this:


This begs the question - which spot is the best to pick in a traditional snake draft?

Do you want the first overall pick so that you can get the best player available?

Or would you rather have something near the back-end, so you could pick two players in rapid succession?