So there were rumors a few months ago that Yahoo was going to enter the DFS industry and they have officially launched onto the scene!
Obviously they are starting small since today (July 9th 2015) will be the second day they are open for business.
There is a lot of excitement for what is to come with Yahoo joining the DFS industry because they are a 35 billion dollar company!
They have been one of the season long fantasy leaders and it only makes sense that they jump ship to the daily games.
Here’s the kicker that has me playing, MAX ENTRY! It’s pretty early to tell if they are going to keep this system but if they do, I think it will do wonders for the industry.
Depending on the contest, they have setup a Max number of entries you can enter for a particular contest. Right now these range from 10 max entries to 3 depending on the contest.
One of the biggest controversies in DFS is that players are using scripts to enter their teams and they are putting in max entries of up to 500 teams per tournament.
This is taking away a lot of people’s chances to actually win these tournaments because you are at a major disadvantage if you can’t keep up with these players.
Everyone is on a more even playing field with the limited max entries.
Yahoo DFS Lobby Interface
Their interface is pretty easy on the eye and experienced DFS players will be able to navigate through it without any problems.
They roster two pitchers and put as much emphasis on the win as Fanduel bringing a new element to the game.
The interface look itself reportedly has drawn criticism from FanDuel for being basically a clone of their look.
Yahoo DFS Lineup Interface
Yahoo DFS MLB Scoring Rules
If you like Fanduel’s scoring system then you will feel right at home with Yahoo’s scoring system.
It’s basically the exact same thing except times two. The biggest difference is Yahoo doesn’t subtract a fraction of a point for outs and they have two pitchers!
What’s In Store for the Future with Yahoo DFS?
It is what it is and I’m excited to see what kind of tournaments they have lined up for the future.
Their rake is the industry standard and lingers around 10% for most games. Their prize pools are even more top heavy than Draftkings, but I feel this kind of evens out because of the limit on max entries. It still make’s playing worth your while.
Looking at their lobby it looks like they are going to have DFS games for all major professional sports leagues.
I highly encourage you to check them out because this is the first start up DFS Company that was a recognizable brand name first, DFS site second!
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