FanDuel Adds New Features and Contest Types for the 2017 NFL Season

FanDuel is gearing up for the 2017 NFL season in a big way with the launch of new contest types, new lineup editing tools, new ways to play with your friends and more all within the past month.

The latest additions to FanDuel include:

  • Friends Mode Championship Leagues
  • New lineup editing tools and improvements
  • New types of contests
  • FanDuel Players Club

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New for the 2017 NFL Season: Pick’em and Championship Leagues

If you you’ve been away from fantasy sports since the last NFL season, you will find a few things have changed at FanDuel and DraftKings over the interim. Each fantasy site has added one new type of fantasy football contest just in time for the 2017 NFL season.

Both sites still have all their traditional fantasy football games with big prize pools, but now there are new ways to play and win online. Continue reading

Your Fantasy Football Guide for the 2017 NFL Season

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As the days grow shorter and we approach the months that end in -er, it can mean only one thing: the 2017 fantasy football season is just around the corner. The first preseason games are already underway and the best daily fantasy sites are gearing up for busy season once again.

If you haven’t yet hopped onto the daily fantasy bandwagon, today’s post is written with you in mind. Today we will be comparing the best fantasy football sites, discussing the best DFS promotions and offering a little preview of what you can expect as a DFS player during the 2017 NFL season. Continue reading

Daily Fantasy News Roundup: July, 2017

For the second month running, the much-anticipated merger between FanDuel and DraftKings dominated daily fantasy news. We reported last month that the FTC was planning to sue to block the merger between the two fantasy giants. This month, FanDuel and DraftKings sent notice that merger talks are off.

In other news, Maine, Indiana, Delaware and Illinois are moving forward with plans to formally legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports. Indiana is the only one of those states with legislation already implemented; the other states are still working through the process with bills that are in various states of completion. Continue reading

Daily Fantasy News Roundup: June, 2017

This month’s daily fantasy roundup is dominated by one key piece of news that broke just hours ago: the FTC will challenge the proposed merger between DFS giants FanDuel and DraftKings. Rumors that the much-discussed merger was in trouble had been swirling for months, and now we have confirmation from the FTC itself that this most definitely is the case.

In other news, Vermont became the 12th state of the Union to formally legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports. The development in Vermont will change little on the ground because DFS operators were never forced to exit the state, but it does offer legal clarity for operators and basic consumer protections for players. Continue reading