What a season it's been. Despite all the craziness of the last year, Football prevailed and delivered us some pretty epic action. While we're definitely gonna miss it, luckily we have the holy grail sporting events coming up to soften the blow before it leaves our screens for another 6 months-the Super Bowl.

This season, we had our best fantasy league yet with the help of FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). You might be thinking it's too late to get involved in fantasy football, but there's actually never a better time thanks to FanDuels flexible leagues that allow you to pick a totally new lineup every week! Plus, they have a pretty awesome new user offer for Super Bowl.

All of your questions answered below

How does FanDuel DFS work?

Unlike regular fantasy sports leagues, with FanDuel DFS, you get to choose an entirely new lineup every week! Here's the gist--each individual player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap. This means that your week won't be destroyed by injuries, and you can take more chances on some wildcard players.

Tell me more about their Super Bowl promotions. ?

To honor the best sporting day of the year, FanDuel DFS is extending some pretty awesome promos to their users. Firstly, you can play for free- no deposits required! FanDuel has a Big Game contest the weekend of the Super Bowl. That's a chance to win up to $3.55M in prizes.

On top of that, there's also Big Game Bingo! Deets below:

Aite, I'm in. How do I sign up?

Couldn't be easier! All you need to do is download the app or sign up online and register. It takes like two minutes, all you need to give them is some basic info like your name, address etc, and then you can put down a deposit and draft your dream team.

Football is almost over. Can I play any other type of fantasy sports?

As we said, NOW is the time to get into fantasy sports, but, fear not, when the NFL leaves us, there are tons more to keep you busy. FanDuel DFS has fantasy leagues for Baseball, Basketball, college or professional, MMA, Cricket, Darts, and everything else you can think of. But why not get your feet wet and start.

Anything else?

Yes- we love how easy it is to cash out with FanDuel DFS because not all fantasy sites are like this. You can deposit your winnings into your account at any time - no waiting period, no required minimum.

So while we're a little bummed to be coming to the end of the NFL season, we're pretty pumped for Superbowl Sunday and all of the awesome offers FanDuel are rolling out. It's set to be an epic day, so why not make the most of it and immerse yourself in the only fantasy sports league worth playing?

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After seeing my buddies win big on a few games, I downloaded both FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook to get in on the action. Both have a $500 offer for new users that seemed like a great deal.

After checking them out, I saw that FanDuel Sportsbook's offer to new users blew DraftKings out of the water. They offer a risk-free bet of $500 for new members.

DraftKings claim to do the same, but you only get 10% of that bonus upfront and need to bet $25 to get each remaining $1 in bonus credit.

For someone who deposits $2500, they have to bet through $12,500 to get their full bonus! All of the fine print is hard to understand and makes the whole thing super expensive.

FanDuel Sportsbook's offer is actually risk-free- all you have to do is place a wager up to $500, and they'll match the bet-- no strings attached. If you win, then you get the amount returned to you, and the winning amount as site credit.

So if you win $250 on a $500 bet, you get $750 back. Even if you lose, you'll still get the amount you bet back as site credit to bet on future games.

Signing up for FanDuel SportsBook was easier than I expected, all I had to verify my identity (name and address, your payment info and social security number) so that they know you're over 21 years old, and can keep your information safe.

I placed my first bet the next Sunday at the bar with the guys. You can place a bet right up until the game starts, so after a couple of beers and right before the game started, I decided to play the $500 risk-free bet.

I bet on the Colts to win against the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football (Chiefs were a heavy favorite but I had a feeling), so having money on the game added a fun extra layer to a competitive game!

The Colts pulled off the upset, and so did I! Trash talking my buddy who is a huge Chiefs fan made it all the better.

The Sportsbook app is super easy to use and you can cash out at any time, no matter how big or small the win is. Fanduel Sportsbook makes me so much more pumped for upcoming games.

And there's also nothing better than watching your best friends team lose after listening to months of gloating!

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The FanDuel SPORTS EQUINOX Is Coming. Here's How To Get Ready.

It's here. October 27th, 2019. 4 Sports. 26 Games. 1 Equinox.

Are you ready for this? No, really, prepare yourself...

This Sunday there will be a SPORTS EQUINOX!! The NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB are all set to collide on Sunday, October 27th, to host a whopping 26 games across all four of the major leagues.

October is no longer just for Halloween - it's for football, hockey, basketball, and baseball.

Whether you're going to be watching at your favorite sports bar or at-home with some pals, you are going to want to get involved in the action. And what better way to back your favorite teams than by playing FanDuel.

Fanduel is celebrating this year's Sports Equinox by offering all sports fans a free-to-play contest. Once you register for free, you then have the opportunity to choose the winners of all 26 games being played on Sunday, Oct 27. This is your chance to put all your armchair analysis to good use.

If you pick at least 20 out of the 26 winners correctly, you split the pot - which can be up to $270k. And it's free to enter.

Looking at the line-up and the way the seasons are already going, it shouldn't be too difficult for any pro-spectator to pick at least 20 winners. 😉

Fanduel's also super convenient and easy to use. You can register and play online, or you can download their app. The app is free with no monthly or yearly charges, and when sign-up for Daily Fantasy and deposit $20, you get $20 to spend the way you like.

You need only 3 things to sign up: your address, card information, and your social security number (to ensure your age and identity). No coaches, players or refs are allowed! Also, all winnings go straight into your FanDuel account, which can be cashed out to your bank at the click of a button.

Sports fans can't afford to miss out on the Equinox action with FanDuel this Sunday. Why not get your friends involved and make it even more interesting?

See who reallyyy knows what they are shouting about, and whoever wins, wins bragging rights all the way to the Super Bowl.

FanDuel is giving sports fans more ways to win. Sign up now for the Best Sports Day Of The Year.

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The FanDuel SPORTS EQUINOX Is Coming. Here's How To Get Ready.

It's here. October 27th, 2019. 4 Sports. 26 Games. 1 Equinox.

Are you ready for this? No, really, prepare yourself...

This Sunday there will be a SPORTS EQUINOX!! The NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB are all set to collide on Sunday, October 27th, to host a whopping 26 games across all four of the major leagues.

October is no longer just for Halloween - it's for football, hockey, basketball, and baseball.

Whether you're going to be watching at your favorite sports bar or at-home with some pals, you are going to want to get involved in the action. And what better way to back your favorite teams than by playing FanDuel.

Fanduel is celebrating this year's Sports Equinox by offering all sports fans a free-to-play contest. Once you register for free, you then have the opportunity to choose the winners of all 26 games being played on Sunday, Oct 27. This is your chance to put all your armchair analysis to good use.

If you pick at least 20 out of the 26 winners correctly, you split the pot - which can be up to $270k. And it's free to enter.

Looking at the line-up and the way the seasons are already going, it shouldn't be too difficult for any pro-spectator to pick at least 20 winners. 😉

Fanduel's also super convenient and easy to use. You can register and play online, or you can download their app. The app is free with no monthly or yearly charges, and when you sign up, you get a risk-free bet up to $500.

You need only 3 things to sign up: your address, card information, and your social security number (to ensure your age and identity). No coaches, players or refs are allowed! Also, all winnings go straight into your FanDuel account, which can be cashed out to your bank at the click of a button.

Sports fans can't afford to miss out on the Equinox action with FanDuel this Sunday. Why not get your friends involved and make it even more interesting?

See who reallyyy knows what they are shouting about, and whoever wins, wins bragging rights all the way to the Super Bowl.

FanDuel is giving sports fans more ways to win. Sign up now for the Best Sports Day Of The Year.

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THE OPTION | An Idiot's Guide to Your 2018 Fantasy Football Draft

Here's a Guide for Those of You who Agreed to join a League and Immediately Regretted Your Decision.

Ugh. It's that time of the year again.

All of the good sports are finished until the fall. Before you say it, I will never write an article about baseball. It's a terrible sport. I don't have time to spend six hours watching men stand around in a field adjusting their jockstraps. Rule of thumb: if players can get drunk mid game, the sport probably sucks. On the flip side, the World Cup just started, and because the U.S. team couldn't figure out how to cut that vestigial of a captain Michael Bradley from their roster, the USMNT is not in Russia right now.

Now, certain American sports writers would dedicate a few sentences to bashing soccer here. I'm not going to do that. Soccer's an exciting sport in the right context. That said, my interest in the preliminary rounds of a tournament in which the teams at the top are so much better than those at the bottom is limited. I'll have some fun predictions for the round of 16. Kudos to Mexico for beating Germany though.

Now, if your fantasy football league is anything like mine, shit talk starts immediately after the conclusion of the NBA finals, usually due to the fact that nothing is on TV. If you're not well-versed in fantasy however, this can seem like overkill. You're probably thinking, "The season is still three months away, why did my dad's college friend just call me a 'toothpick-armed troglodyte?'" Well, unlike your cushy office job, there's no HR department in fantasy sports. Smack talk is a treasured part of the game. Still, the best way to shut down the bullies (your best friends) who talked you into their league just to take your money, is to win.

Because I care about you, and don't want to see you come in last place, I've come up with a handy-dandy guide to the first ten rounds of your draft that's guaranteed to make your team competitive in 2018. Oh, and this goes with out saying, if you're new to fantasy, you're definitely too stupid to make trades throughout the season. If you follow my instructions though, you probably won't have to. This draft guide is for standard, 10-team, non-PPR leagues.

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The Game Within the Game: The Unfortunate Mirroring Effects of Fantasy Football

A look at the soft underbelly of fantasy sports and the people who play them

Since its inception, the NFL has had a race problem. Whether discussing it through the lens of Colin Kaepernick's protests against police brutality or by taking a look at the racial disparity between players and owners, the issue has been well-documented. And although it's been exacerbated in recent years by Roger Goodell's many failings–so many, that it's hard to find a comprehensive list–and by a general societal shift towards racial-awareness, the trouble has always been there, lurking in the shadows. Whether or not the NFL will address these obvious problems remains to be seen, but as the league is lambasted from both the left and the right, there is a portion of the game that remains largely unexamined: fantasy football.

It might seem odd to discuss racial issues in a fantasy sport. The meta-game isn't regularly looked at with the same scrutiny as the rest of the NFL, but ESPN recently found themselves in hot water for a video they released in August, a few weeks prior to the NFL season. The video depicted a group–mostly male and entirely white–bidding on Odell Beckham Jr, while a fast-talking auctioneer waved his gavel. Although this left a bad taste in people's mouths, most were content to blame ESPN's writers for creating a sketch that would have been considered racist in 1959. What a lot of people aren't aware of, is that iterations of this sketch happen every August in fantasy leagues all across America. For the uninitiated, there are two types of fantasy drafts. Type one is the snake draft. This is the standard. League members take turns picking players until their roster is full. Players are ranked based on their projected stats. Type two is the auction draft. Each league member is given a budget and each player is ranked by a (usually fake) monetary value. Owners then bid on players.

There are obvious implications attached to auction drafting and they aren't particularly good. They look much worse when you take these statistics into consideration:

  1. 70% of the NFL is black
  2. Of the almost 60 million people who play the game within the game, almost 90% are white.
  3. The average household income of a fantasy football participant is close to $100,000 per year (half of all players are single).

As the auction draft continues to grow in popularity, the implicit racism of fantasy sports is becoming harder and harder to ignore. The mostly affluent, mostly white fantasy owners assign value and bid on mostly black players, many of whom used sports as means to escape poverty.

While auction drafts provide a vantage point from which to view fantasy football's racist underpinnings, they don't show the whole the story. The draft is only the beginning of the year and fantasy football tends to get more dehumanizing once the season is underway. Once players are "owned", they are treated similarly to the way race horses are, particularly when they're injured. Often times, when a player gets injured, his owner is having a terrible day, not because he feels any type of empathy, but because it will cost his team precious points. While the outcries over racism are legitimate, the fundamental problem with the drafting process is cosmetic. The fantasy season itself, with its uncanny ability to reduce living, breathing human beings into numbers on a screen is a far more sinister manifestation of the NFL's race issues.

Breakdown of ESPN standard scoring

It's important to acknowledge that fantasy owners don't participate in the meta-game with malicious intent. Rather, the game is played in a way that lends itself to the dehumanization of players. Owners often don't even watch their players' games. Instead, they check the scoreboard on their phone and see who is putting up the best numbers. Owners will even sometimes root for their opponent's players to get injured, hoping it will give them a competitive edge. For people who have never played fantasy football, that thought-process is a hard one to grasp, but there's no portion of the game that reminds owners that football is these players' livelihoods, or that the players have personal aspirations, or that their families are watching at home. In the closed-off world of fantasy sports, these narratives aren't particularly useful. It takes a concerted effort to look past the Yahoo Sports or ESPN phone app and see that the numbers on the cellphone screen correspond to real life events.

Fantasy football's niche but growing segment of sports media does little to nothing to alleviate this problem. Popular fantasy sports gurus such as Matthew Berry and Eric Karabell are quick to commiserate with fantasy owners when players get hurt. There's a strange disconnect when these injuries are described. The injuries happen to the players, but the fantasy sports media is quick to make the owners feel like the victims. For this reason, many players vocally disdain fantasy football.

It's strange to think, but fantasy football is almost as divisive as the league it's modeled on. That being said, it's not going anywhere. The NFL sees it as a way to bring in new fans and as a way to provide a more immersive experience for its viewers. While some view it as a bastardization of the sport, shifting the focus towards single players rather than the team, almost 60 million people are involved in fantasy leagues. It's too late to put a lid on it. The questions that need to be asked of fantasy football moving forward are those involving rhetoric. Telling people to stop playing won't work and in actuality, there's nothing wrong with focusing on stats or betting on players' performances. The issue comes from the way people–from analysts to fantasy team managers–discuss the players. A more humanistic approach to the world of fantasy football is necessary. Players aren't race horses. They aren't numbers on a screen. They're human beings. And their occupation as professional athletes and entertainers doesn't preclude them from viewing their own worlds with the same sense of acuity as you view yours.

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