Try a more flexible fantasy league.

Now available for NFL, NBA, NHL & EPL!

Friends Mode combines FanDuel with what you love about your regular fantasy league. It's you against your friends all season long. But you get to pick new players – and play for cash prizes – each week.

Plus, every time a friend joins FanDuel through your league, you both get $10 toward contests.
$10 paid after each new player you refer plays $20+ on FanDuel. Void where prohibited.

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FanDuel Friends Mode vs. Traditional Fantasy Leagues

This is a fresh take on your other fantasy league. See how Friends Mode stacks up.

Traditional Fantasy
Play with your friends
Track the standings all season
Name and customize your league
Crown a year-end champion
No collecting league dues
No coordinating draft times
Pick any players you want
Take weeks off
Play for cash prizes each week

NEW! Stay connected with Friends Mode Chat

Talk trash, keep in touch, and share important league updates

With Friends Mode Chat, you can send messages to your entire Friends Mode league from right within your FanDuel app. Use it to remind your league-mates to enter your next contest or just to remind them who’s #1. And don’t hold back, because on FanDuel, there’s no penalty for excessive celebration.

Just look for badge on the Friends tab in your app to see when you have a new Chat, and make sure you have push notifications enabled so you never miss a post from one of your league-mates.

We make it easy to be Commish.

No coordinating a draft or collecting league dues.


Start a league

It’s free. Just give your league a name and upload a picture.


Create a contest

Create one contest upfront. We handle the rest each week, all season.


Invite your friends

You can search for friends on FanDuel, or send out an invite link

Start a league this NFL, NBA, NHL or EPL season.

Each sport has its own day of the week on Friends Mode.

Friends Mode lets you keep a simple weekly schedule — even in sports with longer seasons. No checking your team every single day.

Win the week. And the season.

Only championships matter – in traditional fantasy. Friends Mode makes every week an opportunity to win your league, and collect the winnings that come with it. We pay winners each week, instead of one annual payout. And there's no tracking down your friends for league dues.

Customize contests for your league.

Invite all your friends to join a league — you’ve got up to 20 open spots. Each week your league gets a new contest. Just create the first contest upfront. Then, boom. The rest are automatic. But your league’s Commish has power to edit contest size, entry amount, and payout structure any given week.

Add Friends Mode to your regular league.

Friends Mode is a different test of skill. Because we’ve taken the early-season guesswork out of traditional fantasy — no more depth chart surprises, lingering injuries, or first-round draft busts. So you can see who knows sports, plain and simple.

Prove you know more than your friends.

With the stats to back it up.

Play any week.

We serve up a contest for your league every week. It’s automatic. But you can take weeks off whenever you want.

Win any week.

Winners get paid each week, not once a year. So if you have a great season, you get rewarded all season.

Brag all season.

The official ‘Standings’ combines your top 5 scores. Put up a big week to drop your low score. And raise your status.

Recruit a friend new to FanDuel and you both win

Every time a new FanDuel player signs up through your league invite, you’ll BOTH get a $10 credit you can use to enter contests.
See referral details

$10 credit paid after each new player referred plays $20+ on FanDuel.