How-To Guide

How to Play Daily Fantasy Sports on FanDuel

GET AN ACCOUNT

Step 1: Click this link and this screen should come up:

Click JOIN NOW. Fill out the form and press Play Now.

Step 2: Deposit funds. In the main lobby, click Add Funds in the upper right.

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You can deposit with either credit card or PayPal. Be sure to use a deposit method in your own name. Wire deposits are available for depositing larger amounts, but you should contact support prior to depositing.

PLAY TOURNAMENTS (GPP)

For our instructional video, watch How to Play GPP Contests on FanDuel.

Step 1: Choose a sport from the menu on the left side of the lobby. In this example, we clicked on NHL. Also click on Tournaments to bring up a list of contests that include GPPs.

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Step 2: Choose a contest. GPPs are indicated by the G symbol in blue. The M symbol in orange shows contests that permit multiple entries by the same user. Once you have decided which contest to enter, click the applicable Enter button.

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Step 3: Enter a lineup or import a pre-existing lineup. Decide who you want on your team using the player pool on the left. If you have already created a lineup, you can import it by pressing Import lineup.

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When you are finished, press Enter.

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Success!

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Step 4: Enter your lineup into additional contests. The Success screen from Step 3 has an option to Enter other contests.

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Choose which additional contest you wish to enter and click the green Enter button.

PLAY DOUBLE UPS AND 50/50s

For our instructional video, watch How to Play 50/50 Contests on FanDuel.

Follow the same steps as for PLAY TOURNAMENTS (GPP). Double Ups are found under Tournaments in the left-hand menu and 50/50s are found under 50/50s.

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CREATE YOUR OWN CONTESTS (INCLUDING HEAD-TO-HEAD)

For our instructional video, watch How to Play Head-to-Head Contests on FanDuel.

Step 1: You can make your own contests so that players can challenge you. Click the CREATE CONTEST button in the main lobby.

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Step 2: Choose the specifications for your contest. Pick Head-to-Head to make a contest between you and just one other person. Pick League to create a contest with 3 or more people (up to 20). If you decide to make a league, you will be required to choose a pay-out structure.

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If you decide to make head-to-head contests, you need to decide the stake and number of contests. You can mix and match stakes, but you can only create 50 contests at once. Once your contests fill, however, you will be able to make more. Keep in mind that there is no limit to how many times one person can play you. For example, if you make 30 head-to-head contests, the same player can sit all 30 of your games.

Step 3: Select a lineup or import a pre-existing lineup. Decide who you want on your team using the player pool on the left. If you have already created a lineup, you can import it by pressing Import lineup.

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When you are finished, press Enter and you will be taken to the Success screen.

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Your contests will appear when the Head-to-head option is clicked on the left menu in the main lobby.

Step 4: Enter other head-to-head contests. To participate in a head-to-head game created by someone else, visit the Head-to-head lobby and click the green Enter button to the right of the contest you wish to play. This will take you to the lineup screen where you can select players or import a pre-existing lineup.

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1 Comment

  1. John Kwon
    May 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Excellent guide. Very helpful.