Use the buttons above to take a detailed look at each step in your gameday on FanDuel.



Step into the Lobby, your home arena

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.

Let's break down the contest types

Some contests are winner take all, other contests share the wealth across hundreds, even thousands of winners. Wins come in all forms. How you play is your call.

Play against other beginners
Beginner Contests

Get a feel for the game — you vs. other new players. But hurry, you’re only a “beginner” for your first 50 contests on FanDuel.

We offer 3 types of Beginner contests Beginner 50/50s: Top 50% of all entries win, no matter how many enter
Beginner Double Ups: Win 2x your entry amount, just under 50% win
Beginner Tournaments: Low entry, higher payout contests for new players

Try a Beginner Contest
Keep the game simple
50/50 Contests

50/50 contests pay the top 50% of all teams, no matter how many enter. Just finish in the top half to win.

Head-to-heads (H2H)

Take on a single opponent, winner take all. Even create your own H2H and challenge a friend.

Multiplier contests

Play for 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x your money. Each payout is proportional to how many people win. So you can play it safe, or play for more money.

Go for bigger wins

The payouts are high. And so is the competition. It's you vs. fans across the country for serious cash.

Satellites & Qualifiers

Satellites & Qualifiers let you enter for less money, and winners advance to the biggest FanDuel Tournaments.


Leagues range in size from 3 - 100+ people, with your choice of entry levels and payout options. Plus, play against friends in private leagues.

New to FanDuel? Start with a Beginner Contest.

You can only enter Beginner contests for your first 50 contests on FanDuel. So you can go against fellow new FanDuelers while you find your form. Here’s a few you can enter now — your choice of entry options — each contest type is great for getting practice and racking up some wins.

MLB 50/50 (Beginners-only)
$2 entry fee
Top 50% win $3.60
MLB Double Up (Beginners-only)
$2 entry fee
5 out of 11 fans win $4
MLB Tournament (Beginners-only)
$3 entry fee
Big Top prize

Challenge a friend, or all your friends

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

Know when you’re up against experienced players

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.


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.

Know the fundamentals, sport by sport

Every sport on FanDuel comes with a unique set of strategies. Check out these handy guides for an in-depth look at lineup tactics, tips & advice — including tactics proven to win on FanDuel.

FanDuel Baseball Training Guide

Get the scouting report on our 2016 MLB contests, including new scoring.

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Score points as you rack up stats

Here's a quick breakdown of FanDuel scoring for MLB contests. Each sport has its own scoring system. The more you score, the more likely you'll walk-off with a win.

1B (Single)
3 Points
2B (Double)
6 Points
3B (Triple)
9 Points
HR (Home Run)
12 Points
RBI (Run Batted In)
3.5 Points
R (Runs)
3.2 Points
BB (Base on Balls)
3 Points
SB (Stolen Base)
6 Points
HBP (Hit by Pitch)
3 Points

W (Win)
12 Points
ER (Earned Runs)
-3 Points
SO (Strike Out)
3 Points
IP (Innings Pitched)
3 Points*

*Fractional Scoring Per Out

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 payout 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.

Play, watch & win. From anywhere.

Take FanDuel with you wherever gameday takes you. You can enter contests, pick a lineup, and track your results live - all from your phone, tablet or computer.

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