Best Daily Fantasy Sports Sites for 2017
Whether you’re an experienced DFS player or a beginner with a casual interest in fantasy sports, the question that always needs answering is which daily fantasy sports site is the best? While DraftKings and FanDuel set the standards for all things DFS, newcomers DRAFT Daily Fantasy App and Draftboard are quickly catching the attention of players.
Before you can decide which DFS deserves the most of your attention, you have to know what separates one fantasy sports site from another. Let’s take a look at the key differences between DraftKings, FanDuel, DRAFT Daily Fantasy App and Draftboard as well as a few similarities.
Every DFS player has their own unique sports interests. Are you a hardcore NFL follower who lives for Sunday’s in the Fall? A loyal NBA League Pass subscriber? Does the in-depth stats MLB offers daily peak your interests?
Depending on which sport is your favorite it may point in the direction of the correct DFS platform for you.
DraftKings: NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, CFL, NHL, PGA, European Tour Golf, NASCAR, MMA, MLS, EPL, UEFA European Championships, Copa America, eSports, Euro Basketball
FanDuel: MLB, NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, EPL, UCL
DRAFT: NFL, NFL Best Ball, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf
Draftboard: NFL, NBA
The nitty-gritty of any DFS site is what type of contests you can compete in. Where DraftKings and FanDuel for the most part mirror each other in terms of games, smaller sites DRAFT and Draftboard carve out their niche with a handful of unique contests.
DraftKings bread and butter is massive GPPs as well as a robust head to head lobby. DK also offers plenty of different types of contests such as 50/50, double ups, and all tourneys with a buy-in of $4 or less has a max entry limit of 20. With DraftKings leagues the platform’s variety of over ten different sports really shines and let players to try contests in sports other DFS sites do not offer.
DraftKings also offers a very slick custom contest mode that allows players to adjust the setting of their games to their liking. With DK’s recurring contest mode players can set-up a game and edit to recur weekly, with invitations going out to past league members every week as a remainder.
FanDuel comes strong with their single entry options, 50/50, head to head, and multiplier contest varieties. Similar to DraftKings in a lot of ways, FanDuel has focused on some of their own contests to distinguish their DFS platform.
FanDuel Friends Mode is the platform’s answer to a season-long fantasy game, complete with weekly and season-long prizes available for players. The newest contest type to come to FanDuel is FD mini. In FanDuel Mini, players roster five players in a smaller version of a regular FanDuel contest.
The DRAFT Daily Fantasy App is all about their mobile app and draft style fantasy contest available for players. DRAFT also has head to head and tournaments but they are built around drafting your team in a snake style classic fantasy draft.
With DRAFT Dream Team contests there are no salary caps or monetary restrictions on player selections, users simply draft the five best players they can. In DRAFT’s NFL Best Ball users draft an 18 player team and they’re done. No setting your lineup. No waivers. No trades.
Draftboard is an innovative new player-friendly platform to the DFS world. Tournaments, 50/50 and head to head contests are all offered by Draftboard.
Dividing their games into rookie or veteran labels, Draftboard is geared for the casual pick-up and play type DFS player. Draftboard contests allows players to enter contests thats matches users up with players of equal skill levels.
DraftKings vs. FanDuel vs. DRAFT vs. Draftboard
So what truly separates four of the leading platforms in DFS? All four are unique and worth a sign-up for even the causal of DFS players. The industry leaders at DraftKings and FanDuel offer similar strong features while DRAFT and Draftboard are quickly craving out their own niches.
DraftKings and it’s eight million registered users is leading the charge as DFS continues to grow. Offering the biggest variety of sports, DraftKings has something new and exciting for DFS players if you are beginner or have plenty of experience. Huge tournaments, massive payouts and high stakes is what separates DraftKings from the pack.
FanDuel, since 2009, has set the standard that most DFS platforms have followed closely. With an award winning mobile app and easy user interface FanDuel is easy to pick-up and play. FanDuel offers a clean and streamlined DFS experience with big payouts that all players should look into.
The DRAFT Daily Fantasy App was built with mobile users and players who enjoy the draft-day experience in mind. Thanks to their well-constructed mobile app, available on iTunes and the Google Play stores, DRAFT is the perfect DFS platform to play on your phone, on the go. And best of all, there’s no salary cap restrictions. If a player is available when it’s your turn to draft, he’s yours.
Arriving in September of 2017 Draftboard is the newest player on the DFS block. Featuring a trademarked contest structure called “Fair Match”, Draftboard encourages users of similar skill levels to compete in the same contests. With stated goals of keeping contests simple and fair, Draftboard’s platform is perfect for anyone curious about DFS as well as veterans looking for a new challenge.