Man this year has sucked. I've been a die-hard sports fan my whole life, so not having as much live action to watch the last few months has been rough. Every year, the start of the NFL season is usually like Christmas eve on steroids for me, and even though I'm really pumped to have Football back on our screens, I'm really going to miss going to live games.
There's nothing like being there to witness the action in person. My buddies and I usually go to a ton of games every season, and always have a blast tailgating and screaming our heads off at the game.
As I said, I'm still really happy to just have my favorite sport back, but this season is definitely clouded with a little disappointment for me. A lot of my friends always get involved in Fantasy Sports leagues, but I'm always way too engrossed in the live-action to pay attention.
We were chatting about how we can still keep up the betting action remotely when my buddy Jake told us he'd recently started using FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). I've seen FanDuel ads on TV but never thought about checking them out because we were having so much fun going to in-person games. But Jake told us they have an insane offer for first-time users that we couldn't miss out on.
I wasn't sure that joining a fantasy league could fill the void of going to the games in person, but I decided to check it out anyway.
I've tried a couple of traditional leagues in the past, and always found them overcomplicated and most times, I ended up getting stuck with an awful lineup. But FanDuel DFS works differently than other leagues by allowing you to pick an entirely new line up every week!
It's pretty simple; each individual player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap. I loved the idea of being able to draft a new dream team every week.
Signing up for a FanDuel account is actually really easy and can be done online or through their app, which is free to download and available for iOS and Android.
Then, all you have to do is provide some basic info, like your name and SSN, and you're good to go. I was hesitant to input my social, but then I realized they ask for it to keep all your info safe and stop coaches and players from betting.
I was really excited to get the ball rolling, thanks to FanDuel DFS's great offer for new users! They'll match 20% of your first deposit up to $500! Cashing out your winnings is easy and can be done at any time- all you have to do is link your bank account or debit card.
FanDuel DFS has fantasy leagues for NBA, MLB, and lots of other sports, too. Football is what I know, so I'm getting my feet wet betting on that first.
The NFL season is underway, and I gotta admit- FanDuel DFS definitely makes watching from home more exciting. Our group chat has been on fire, and I've actually won a little cash. I'm still missing the live-action, but FanDuel DFS has put the excitement back into this NFL season for me.