One-Day Fantasy Basketball Leagues for Real Money

  • No long drafts; pick your team in minutes with our salary cap format
  • No waiting for payment; Winners get paid cash that same night!
  • Over 3,000 open leagues every day of the '16-17 NBA season
  • NO season-long commitment - only play when you want to
  • Tons of league variety - entry fees from $1 to $5,300

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Love it after your first contest or up to $100 back

“That new twist on a tried-and-true staple of sports fandom made FanDuel the winner in the sports category of Mashable's Innovation Index.” – Mashable

How to
play FanDuel

1. Jump into a one-day fantasy basketball league
Winners are paid right after the night's NBA games finish. And the next day, a whole new season starts.

2. Pick exactly who you want on your team
You have complete control over your team with our salary cap format. No luck of the draft order.

3. Play when you want; no yearlong commitments or fees
You're never locked in for a season. Come and go as you please.

How our scoring works:
Our scoring system rewards players just like season-long fantasy basketball does. Your team earns fantasy points as your players put up stats during a game.

Who do
you play?

Join a public league right now
Every day of '16-17 NBA season, you'll find thousands of open leagues in our draft lobby. Since there are so many open one-day fantasy basketball leagues, finding one only takes seconds. Get into a league, pick your team, and you're all set. Want to change your players before the games start? Go for it. You can change your team as often as you want before the games start. Go head to head against someone directly for money, or compete in something bigger. League sizes range from 2 to 10,000+ teams (yep, for real), with entry fees from $1 to $535 and a wide variety of payout structures. Most FanDuel leagues have more than just one winner. Some, like our 50/50 leagues, pay everyone who finishes in the top half!

Compete against your friends in a private league
Feel like playing with your friends? Create a private league. You control your league size, entry fee, and payout distribution.

Play safely
& legally

Yes, it's completely legal in the US and Canada!
In plain and simple terms, it's perfectly legal to play in our fantasy basketball leagues for money, as long as you're in the US or Canada and 18 years of age or older. Fantasy sports is considered a game of skill and received a specific exemption from the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. We've even partnered up with companies like NBC and Rotoworld, Sports Illustrated, Comcast, Sporting News, and plenty of other well recognized names. If legal jargon is your thing, here's a more detailed explanation here

Daily Fantasy vs

Why play Daily Fantasy Sports?

We’ve all been there — you’re waiting for your turn in your season-long fantasy basketball draft, you have your first round pick circled and ready to be drafted, and then he gets taken two spots before your turn. So you scramble, and you reach on a risky, high-upside player. Six weeks later, he’s on the waiver wire, and you’re looking up at the rest of your league from last place. But with Daily Fantasy Basketball, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

With Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), you pick a new team every week. So when a star player gets hurt, it’s next man up. And when your go-to point guard has an off-night, you just play a different one. Plus, with DFS, you can take a week off any time you want. And with FanDuel Friends Mode, you can even start a private league exclusively with your regular season-long crew, so you get all the flexibility of DFS with all the trash talk of your season-long league.

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