Watching your favorite team never gets old, but this year I wanted something to spice it up a bit. I wanted a way to feel more involved in each game I'd watch so I decided to look into daily fantasy contests.
There are a ton of different ways to do it, but I've been seening the commercials for FanDuel Fantasy and knew friends who used it. My friends say they even prefer it to the traditional season long fantasy leagues that have been around forever.
I did think it might be a pain to sign up or not as good as advertised, so I forgot about it for a week or so but recently heard they're offering a promotion for new users: 20% deposit bonus of up to $500!
Before I made the final decision, I also took a look at the reviews on the app store:
"Never thought winning would be so satisfying." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Tjtarheel
"Never thought winning a whole penny in a fantasy horse race would be so satisfying. But this is 2020 and who knew all the happy tappy things we used to do would be taken away. In all seriousness, my very first FanDuel was a $10 win on an NFL roster. Believe me, it was all picks made based on players names. But I was hooked. Got my son hooked, and now we make nickel bets on NASCAR, NBA, PGA, and NFL. I continue to amaze friends and strangers alike with my profound knowledge of pro athletes, and being a female senior citizen that even impresses my hot shot nephews."
"Highly Recommend" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - FlameX12
"There are games for as little as pennies and double up, to quintuple up for $2 or $5 dollars, which keeps your bankroll alive. I do it every week, maybe spread $20-$50 put for the week and have some small double ups or triple ups for $2 or $5. And the big pools have prizes far down enough, that if you're in the top thousand, even top ten thousand you win something. Highly recommended!"
"Better than DraftKings!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - ZeroCatBear
"Better than DraftKings! The customer service of DK was horrible after using the app for 3 years straight. After switching to FD, I became obsessed. The line up lookup method highlights players that are either out or questionable at all times. The contests are cheaper and have better payouts than the low cost DK contests. I am overall impressed by how the transition was. And don't forget the bonus when you deposit money. Just did a $100 to try it out and received an extra $20. Love this app!"
Since I only needed my name, email, card, and social security number to sign up, I was in. It's a high-security app and the layout is super easy to use. I placed my first lineup with that amazing offer, and I'm excited to see what happens next!
This will make the NFL season so much better.