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Another week, another disappointing fantasy season. You know the feeling: the season just got started, and somehow your first-round pick's already injured, you've lost the third week in a row, and it feels like it's already over.
Instead of being stuck with the same bad line up for months, you can up your chances at not sucking this season with FanDuel. The sports betting site takes a different approach to the world of fantasy sports. Instead of having to commit to a 4-month league, you get to switch your teams up on a weekly basis. This means that every Sunday has the potential to be a winner.
So, whether you're a newbie, or even if you've been playing for years, here's everything you need to know about FanDuel.
How Do I Sign Up?
Signing up online takes only a couple of minutes. All you have to provide is your name and email address and come up with a memorable username. They'll ask you for your Social Security Number so that they can secure your account and protect your winnings. You can play entirely online or download the FanDuel app to make keeping up with the action a lot easier.
What Fantasy Sports Do They Have?
FanDuel has fantasy leagues for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer, and golf.
If you're a newbie to the world of fantasy sports, FanDuel makes the whole process simple and easy to follow. Other fantasy leagues can be time-consuming- every week you have to constantly monitor and shuffle your team to account for injuries etc. With FanDuel, you have an entirely new line up every week. They even have online tutorials that make getting up to speed a breeze.
And if you're a seasoned vet, they have a bunch of sick perks. FanDuel gives new users a free-to-play option. Every Friday during the NFL season, you get the chance to enter a paid NFL contest. It's free, but there's a catch: it's only open to the first 5,000 people who sign up, so watch your on Friday.
Also, they'll put 5 bucks in your account to get you started. They also have a points system where you rack up points when you make any paid contest- you'll accumulate points even if you lose. You can then use those points to enter a number of contests.
How Does It Work?
FanDuel works a little differently than other fantasy leagues. Instead of spending three hours drafting your players for the entire NFL season, for example, you have your pick of any players in the league for your lineup for that week.
Each player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap. You can still have an all-star lineup, but you might have to get creative to fill out your roster, like picking up a rookie for a favorable matchup, or picking up Sammy Watkins after you told yourself you wouldn't draft him for the third year in a row. He has to be due to break out eventually, right?
That's what playing fantasy is all about - taking chances on the right players at the right time.
How Do I Deposit?
You can't win what you don't put in! Depositing cash into your FanDuel account is super easy and can be done using PayPal or a credit or debit card. The minimum deposit amount is $10.
How Do I Cash Out?
Once you have some winnings under your belt, you can cash out at any time. Just link up your bank account to your FanDuel account.
FanDuel makes Fantasy leagues a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.