From the lobby, you can choose any contest you'd like to enter. Even create your own contest and play against your friends. It's simple to sort by sport, contest type, payout, entry amount & more.
Beginner contests are just like they sound: for beginners only. We consider you a beginner for your first 50 contests on FanDuel (unless you achieve 'Experienced' status first). It’s a simple way to find your mid-season form against other new FanDuel players.
Just finish in the top half to win. The entire top 50% get paid in any 50/50, no matter how many people enter. That makes Beginner 50/50s a great starter contest.
Beginner Double Ups:
Double your money in a Double Up contest. A Double Up pays twice your entry fee. Not quite as many fans win as in a 50/50, but you can bring home a few more bucks.
Try out Beginner Tourneys before you take on the biggest contests on FanDuel. Tournaments tend to have higher payouts. So it’s you vs. a whole lot of fans.
Here’s a few Beginner Contests starting soon:
Find the right contest, even as your strategies change.
Wins come in all forms. How you play is your call.
Finish in the top half. Win cash.
Yes, it’s that simple.
Take on a single opponent,
winner take all.
Win 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x your money.
You can play it safe or go for more.
Play in our biggest contests:
high payouts, high competition.
Win your way into the most
elite tournaments on FanDuel.
Contests range in size, with your
choice of entry & payout options.
Friends, family, bitter rivals - create your own private contest and invite whoever you want. You can find the 'Create Contest' button in the top/right of the Lobby. Then choose 'League' or 'Head-to-head', and set your opponent as 'Friends Only'.
Not ready to take on the FanDuel elite? Our most proven players are now labeled as “experienced” or “highly experienced.” If you see a star next to any FanDuel player’s username, it means that person has reached a milestone on FanDuel: either played 500+ contests on FanDuel, or earned $2,500+ in total winnings across 6 different contests. Look for an experienced or highly experienced badge next to each player’s name within any ‘Contest’ screen.
Just like season-long fantasy leagues, you choose who to start on gameday. But on FanDuel, you can pick ANY players you want. Your job is to put together the best lineup you can - and stay under the salary cap - because each player has a price.
Every sport on FanDuel comes with a new set of tactics. Check out these sport-by-sport guides for an in-depth look at lineup strategies, tips & advice.
Introducing numberFire: your home for proven, third-party insights. numberFire does the math, so you can set smarter lineups — including easy-to-use tools to help you win.
Here’s the play-by-play on how to score points in NFL contests. It’s probably a lot like your traditional fantasy football league. The more you score, the more likely you win.
Play for real money, or trips and experiences you can't buy. Different contests on FanDuel offer different prizes and payouts structures. Click on the amount displayed under 'Prizes' in the lobby, or from any contest page, for a complete look at what you could win.
Take FanDuel with you wherever gameday takes you. It’s not just live scoring. Enter new contests, set lineups & more — all from your phone, tablet, or laptop.