THIS IS HOW YOU FANDUEL

HOW TO CHOOSE A CONTEST

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.

Here’s a few Beginner Contests starting soon:

Beginner 50/50
$2 entry fee
Top 50% win $3.60
Beginner Double Up
$2 entry fee
5 out of 11 fans win $4
Beginner Tournament
$2 entry fee
Big Top prize

Find the right contest, even as your strategies change.
Wins come in all forms. How you play is your call.

Keep it simple
Go for big wins

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'.

Create A Private Contest

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.

HOW TO PICK YOUR PLAYERS

Set your lineup. Just watch the cap

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.

FanDuel Strategy Center

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.

NFL Training Camp Guide
Get football ready
MLB Spring Training Guide
Step up to the plate

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HOW TO CLIMB UP THE SCOREBOARD

Score points as you rack up stats

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.

To the victors, go the spoils

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.

Score, watch & win. From anywhere.

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.

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