Fanduel is by far the leader in the industry when it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS). They have the most users and run more contests than any other site. Fanduel was the first DFS site to announce its million dollar championship last year and they are the true trend setters in the industry.
Fanduel always acts first then the other sites are forced to attempt something similar to keep up which helps the overall business of DFS. Fanduel has the biggest prize pools for small entries due to their large field of users. Players can enter one dollar competitions with a guaranteed prize pool (GPP) of $2,000 on a weekly basis. Not to mention, if you are a high dollar baller, Fanduel offers head to head games with a ten thousand dollar entry fee. Even though the 10K head to head games consist of same usual suspects, they have the biggest $535 double up contest that runs every night.
If a tournament with over a thousand entrants isn’t your thing, Fanduel is the only site that has the user base to fill 100 man leagues. I personally enjoy these because they are very similar to the smaller GPP’s that other sites run. As long as you don’t wait till the games is minutes away from starting and is only 40% full, it’s almost guaranteed to run.
Some of the downsides to Fanduel is there are some real sharks in that ocean. It’s inevitable that the pros (yes, there are people who play DFS for a living) will be all over the place. Fanduel is trying to avoid having the sharks eat up all the newbie’s by limiting them to 250 entries a day. The purpose of this was to make it so the pros won’t take up all the 1-20 dollar head to head games new users were setting. Nevertheless, there has been some controversy to how they monitor this and there has been some instances of some of the pros going well beyond the 250 entry limit (user Condia had over 2000 entries one day).
The other down side to Fanduel is there really isn’t any overlay in any of their contests. Since there are so many users every contest fills and you won’t find yourself playing in a GPP that is 60% full like you will on some of the other sites. But since Fanduel does so well, it gives them the flexibility to try new things like their championship series that takes place over a week in Vegas. Just like the world series of poker, they are running multiple events with different buy-ins and ways to earn your way there. Not to mention that the winner of the main event gets flown home in a private jet! How awesome would that be!
As far as game play goes, Fanduel offers all the major professional sports as well as college basketball and football. They don’t offer fantasy golf yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that next year. Since they have so many users they really try to make every sport appealing by simplifying them (read why Fanduel is the best site for MLB beginners).
Fanduel just launched their mobile app and it makes entering contests on the fly that much easier. It’s one of the best mobile apps on the market and runs incredibly smooth. Fanduel has great bonuses for new users but you need to use certain links like ours! Otherwise you won’t get anything if you sign up on your own.