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Build Your Roster

Put together a winning lineup using the 9 positions below. Just make sure you stay under the $60k salary cap.

Official DFS Scoring of the NBA

We’ve updated our fantasy basketball scoring to better reflect player performance, and partnered with the NBA to provide official DFS scoring.

Full Scoring Breakdown

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What’s New for 2018

New Ways to Play

Our Most Innovative Contests Yet

Labs is what we're labeling our newest games styles with unique roster, salary, and scoring rules. Look for the label in the game style options to find a Labs contest.

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The Easiest Way to Get in the Game

Starting 5 is the newest way to play FanDuel fantasy basketball! With 5-player rosters (G, G, F, F, C), it's just like the real game. And picking your team is easier than ever.

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A Brand New Way to Win

In a Beat the Score contest, you don't have to worry about finishing in first. Just hit a certain predetermined score, and you'll split the entire payout with everyone else who wins. And if no one wins, everyone gets their entry fees refunded.

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New Features

Scout is our NEW companion app. With Scout, you’ll get automatic injury notifications and advanced DFS research. All powered by numberFire and tailored to your FanDuel lineups.

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Top Tips

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Start winning today with these simple strategies.

Minutes Matter

More time on the court means more opportunities to score fantasy points. Look for players who log high minutes per game to do better on the stat sheet.

Target Bad Defenses

It might sound obvious, but pick players who are going up against bad defenses. Even underperforming players can have break-out nights against a poor defense.

Be Aggressive

The best way to score a lot of fantasy points... is to score a lot of real-world points. Target teams that focus on offense, and target games that are expected to be high-scoring.

Every Injury is an Opportunity

When a starter gets injured, his backup will usually get extra playing time and put up better stats at a lower cost.

Jon Leuer DNP

Boban Marjanovic IN / 44.40 FPts / $3600

27 min played

Julius Randle OUT

Brandon Ingram IN / 24.8 FPts / $3500

38 min played

Jared Dudley OUT

Dragan Bender IN / 37.6 FPts / $3500

26 min played

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A More Flexible Friends Mode

Friends Mode lets you play in a private league against your friends all season long. And now, you can choose which days of the week you want to play and how long your season lasts.

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