Put your football knowledge and fantasy know-how to use. You vs. fans across the country — with real cash and real-time glory on the line.
Here you’ll find the fundamentals for one-week fantasy football victory — a quick refresher, even for seasoned vets. Are you ready for FanDuel season?

The basics

Here's how it works

It's fantasy football. The format simplified. The winning amplified. And the money? Let’s just say your season-long league won't pay out $75 million a week.

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Score more points, you win

Nine roster spots. $60,000 in salary. Highest scoring lineups win. Here's the complete scoring playbook. So you can know what to look for when scouting for talent and value…

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FanDuel Scoring

QB

1

25 passing yards

4

Passing Touchdown

-1

Interceptions
RB

1

10 Rushing Yards

6

Touchdowns

0.5

Receptions
WR

1

10 Receiving Yards

6

Touchdowns

0.5

Receptions
TE

1

10 Receiving Yards

6

Touchdowns

0.5

Receptions
K

3 to 5

Field goals

1

Extra points
D

2

Interceptions

2

Fumble recoveries

-4 to 10

For points allowed
See full scoring breakdown

Select a contest

Where to start? The “Lobby”

First, you choose your league. The Lobby is where you’ll find a full list of upcoming contests. Even create your own. It’s simple to sort by sport, contest type, league size -- oh, and money.

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Choose the right league

Play for a couple bucks -- or, go for it all. The league (or leagues) you choose sets the tone for your Sunday. Good news, you've got 20,000+ options -- from simple head-to-heads to big money tournaments.

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A quick contest breakdown

50/50sJust finish anywhere in the top half of the field to win cash.
TournamentsThe highest paying contests on FanDuel, guaranteed prize pools.
Satellites & QualifiersWin a Satellite or Qualifier for entry into elite FanDuel tournaments.
MultipliersDouble your money, or play for more — up to 5 times your entry.
Head-to-headsYou vs. single opponent of your choice, winner take all.
LeaguesPlay against 2 or more other fans — multiple payout structures.
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Set a winning lineup

Here's where championship GMs are made. Every player has a price -- each tied to his expected performance. Your job?

Hit the gaps -- exploit matchups, avoid reaches & grab value -- until you find pay-dirt.

Roster basics

Nine spots to fill – $60k to spend, You're on the clock

Choose ANY players you want for the week -- no draft necessary. Just make sure you stay under the salary cap.

1 Quarterback

2 Running back

3 Wide receivers

1 Tight end

1 Kicker

1 Defense

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USER @MPERILLO86 WON $150,000 IN THE WEEK 15 SUNDAY MILLION WITH THIS LINEUP.

Lineup
Lineup

Notice how winner @MPerillo86 paired Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. – taking advantage of a suspect Washington secondary. Each score counts more when you have a QB & WR tandem. So look for passing attacks you think are in for a huge day.

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TARGET RELIABLE WRs

Target
PlayerPosTeamTargetsAVG
Pierre GarconWRWAS18211.4
Andre JohnsonWRHOU18111.3
A.J. GreenWRCIN17811.1
Most targeted players 2013
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Target

Lock Down Your Matchups

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Give the Hot Hands the Ball

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USE HOME-FIELD TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

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Make Smart Game-Time Decisions

Sometimes 2nd stringers thrust into starting roles can provide huge value.
Know which skill position players are out each Sunday; their backups may be primed for a big day at a low FanDuel salary
Derek Anderson
Harry Douglas
Branden Oliver
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Watch for the final team announcements Sunday morning and be wary of all questionable (but active) players
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Smarter than the Average Fan? Now Prove It.