Here’s everything you need to know to take on the big leagues.
Learn the basics below.

Build Your Roster

Roster Breakdown

Put together a winning lineup using the 9 positions below. Just make sure you stay under the $35K salary cap.


1 Pitcher
1 Catcher
1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Short Stop
1 Third Baseman
3 Outfielders

Roster Breakdown

Put together a winning lineup using the 9 positions below. Just make sure you stay under the $35K salary cap.


1 Pitcher
1 Catcher
1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Short Stop
1 Third Baseman
3 Outfielders

2017 SCORING GUIDE

This season, we're rolling out an all-new scoring system. Check it out:

PITCHERS

W (Win)
6 Points
QS (Quality Start)
4 Points
ER (Earned Runs)
-3 Points
SO (Strike Out)
3 Points
IP (Innings Pitched)
3 Points*

*Fractional Scoring Per Out

HITTERS

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
2017 SCORING GUIDE

This season, we're rolling out an all-new scoring system. Check it out:

PITCHERS

W (Win)
6 Points
QS (Quality Start)
4 Points
ER (Earned Runs)
-3 Points
SO (Strike Out)
3 Points
IP (Innings Pitched)
3 Points*

*Fractional Scoring Per Out

HITTERS

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

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Check out our How-To Guide to learn more about different contests types and how to enter a lineup

PLAY SMART BASEBALL

Check out these 3 simple strategies to help you start winning today:


Spend where it counts

It’s timeless wisdom, and it’s true on FanDuel, too. If you want to win, make sure you invest in starting pitching. Winning lineups in 2016 spent $9,176 (average) on pitchers, compared to losing lineups which spent $8,811.

Winning Lineups
$9,176
Losing Lineup
$8,811

Tip from numberFire: There’s a simple trick for spotting an ace on FanDuel. Just look for pitchers with higher strikeout rates. The batters can’t hit what they can’t touch.


Go Long

It might seem obvious, but home runs can go a long way towards helping you win on FanDuel. But what might surprise you is just how important they are. Just one HR in your lineup can increase your chances of winning by 300%. Here’s how your odds of winning go up with home runs in your lineup:


Stacks on Deck

Stacking is the technique of picking multiple players from the same team. According to the data, the ideal number of stacks is two. In other words, pick multiple players from two different teams, and surround them with players from other teams. Here’s why.

2+ Stacks
83% of winning lineups in 2016 had 2 or more stacks
1 Stack Only
15% of winning lineups in 2016 had 1 stack
No Stacks
2% of winning lineups in 2016 had no stacks

Late Swap

We’re introducing late swap contests, so now you have the flexibility to edit your players right until their individual games start. In a contest with Late Swap, you don’t have to worry about a late scratch or sudden storm on the west coast. Just look for the unlocked padlock icon to find a late swap slate. But, Non-Late Swap contests are still available if you prefer.


Friends Mode

This season, we’re bringing Friends Mode to FanDuel Baseball. Friends Mode gives you all the rivalry of your season-long fantasy baseball league, with none of the hassles of day-to-day team management. PLUS — in Friends Mode, you pick a new team every week, so a season-ending injury will never end YOUR season. And Friends Mode is now more customizable than ever, so you’ve got the flexibility to build your league the way you want it. So gather your crew, set up your league, and get ready to start winning bragging rights (and cash) all season long.


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Strategy Center

Want more fantasy football advice? Check out these great tips from our friends at numberFire.

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BATTING PRACTICE

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