My wife once called me a human Wikipedia for the NBA. That's just because she only knows Lebron James, but I do know way too much about pretty much every player in the league.
I was already working on my predictions when Kaitlyn joked, "If only you could actually make money off your amazing skills." I wondered if I could.
I'd heard about FanDuel Sportsbook, a sports betting platform, so I thought I'd give it a shot. They have 2 apps - a fantasy league, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and the FanDuel Sportsbook feature for legit betting. I thought I'd try Sportsbook - your first bet is risk-free, so even if you lose, you can get up to $1000, good as cash.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in a wide variety of states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois and West Virginia (and more to come!!). To sign up, I input my email, credit card, and SSN - the social blocks players from betting on themselves (and everyone else in the NBA). Even though I'd never bet before, FanDuel Sportsbook made it easy.
They list all the sports on the left, and you can make different kinds of bets, like standards, teasers, and round robins - I didn't know what those were before I started, but after reading their betting guide, I knew what I was doing.
The first game I'd placed money on felt completely different than any other game I'd watched - I missed live sports so much, and having some money on it made it even more exciting.
Sweating bullets, I watched my team pull ahead and WIN. I started screaming like I was at a game, and when my wife asked when I'd be collecting my pennies, I showed her my actual winnings and her jaw dropped.
The app makes it all super easy - it looks more like a game than a complicated or dinky gambling site. It's free to sign up, and you can play as much as you want whenever you want. Once, for fun, I even put money on a UFC fight - every day there are Daily Odds Boosts, which are bets with a higher chance of winning. It was really fun, and my friends are getting in on the action, too.
I've always been a sports fanatic, but betting with FanDuel Sportsbook has taken it to the next level.
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NBA Season has arrived. Even though it ended later than ever last season, it still feels like FOREVER ago. We can't wait for the madness.
Since no one can go to games this year, one way fans are making things exciting again is FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports. FanDuel is the best fantasy league out there, and we've tried a lot of them.
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports has an unbeatable offer for new users. They are offering new users a first-time deposit bonus, they'll match 20% of what you deposit into your account up to $500. That's an extra free 20% credit!! They even offer a points system where you can rack up points when you make any bet. So even if you lose, you can still use those points to bet again.
It's super easy to sign up, too. All you have to do is sign up online, or else download their app that's available for iOS and Android. Setting up your account takes just 2 minutes - just fill out a few details like your name, address, card information, and social security number so you know it's safe.
FanDuel DFS offers an amazing user experience. If you've never played a fantasy league before, FanDuel makes everything so easy with tutorials and tips. They have a great app that's super easy to use, it's clear interface makes it easy for beginners.
With FanDuel DFS, you can pick a new line up each week, so there's no need to worry about drafting your players for the whole season. Each individual player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap. So you can take a chance on a rookie and it can still be fun.
FanDuel Fantasy has leagues for NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, soccer, golf, so it covers all the bases.
You can place bets right up until the game starts and you can cash out at any time, right into your bank account no matter the amount.
It's the 75th season, the Raptors are in Florida, and LeBron shows no signs of slowing down. It's gonna be interesting, so if you want to make the most of it, you need to download FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports.
Basketball may look different at the moment, but they can still be exciting to watch with FanDuel.
As a Dad, it's kind of magical that my kids remind me of me at their ages; that also means they're insane.
All quarantine they've been bouncing off the walls, and now that they need to focus for school, they spend the rest of their time vibrating at hyper speed, especially during football games. They like to watch and also run around in my old jerseys chasing the dog and shouting at the screen.
My wife knew I missed going to games with her or at least watching when we could give it all our attention, so she suggested making the game more fun with FanDuel.
I'd missed the Fantasy drafts, but they have Daily Fantasy Sports, so it didn't matter. They have an online version and an app that I heard was really easy to use, so I made an account with my name, email, card, and social (it stops coaches and players from betting).
Once I was in, it was pretty simple - instead of committing to a 4-month league, you switch up your teams on a weekly basis. For new users, they match your first deposit and there's a chance for a bonus of up to $500!
I snuck away for an hour during the week to do all my research (my wife also gets an hour to watch reality tv). You can lock in your lineup right up until the game.
NFL was the only thing on my mind, but they have pretty much every sport you can think of.
When it was gametime, I was pumped. I even told my kids that I was doing fantasy and my son, Michael told me why he didn't like my lineup and why. I was kind of proud.
I tried to switch channels during the game commercials, but it was too chaotic. I followed along with the app on my phone to see how I was doing.
For my first time? Not bad!
I made sure my coworkers knew about it because they're all competitive people.
I cannot wait until next week. FanDuel let me cash out immediately, and offers plenty of bonus offers that make it fun every week.
Even when I can go to games again or at least watch one without anybody running headfirst into the coffee table, I'll be playing fantasy with FanDuel.
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week.
Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's take a look at players we like this week.