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With fantasy sports increasing in popularity, despite legal controversy, there are more online betting sites making their way onto the scene. These fantasy sports sites offer something different, especially for new players that aren’t battle hardened pros on the big sites.tr
The Puck Line has scoped out the best online betting sites for fantasy sports right here.
|Operators||Welcome Bonus||Number of Sports||Mobile App?||Puck Line’s Overall Rating|
|DraftKings||Free Entry, 100% Match up to $600||7||Yes||5/5|
|FanDuel||100% Match||6||Two: draft &
|DraftDay||100% Deposit Match up to $600||6||Yes||4/5|
|Star Fantasy Leagues||100% Bonus Cash up to $500||4||No||4/5|
|Fantasy Feud||100% Deposit Match up to $300||7||No||4/5|
|FanThrowdown||100% Deposit Match up to $300||7||No||4/5|
#6. Star Fantasy Leagues
Maybe not the best site for beginners, due to the wealth options, menus and filters that are available, however it does give a lot of options that new players may enjoy becoming accustomed to.
In terms of games, the site provides: Guaranteed Prize Pools, Double-Ups, Triple-Ups, Heads-Up, Winner Takes All and the popular Season format – which combines traditional fantasy sports with daily fantasy sports.
The biggest limitation of Star Fantasy Leagues is that it only offers four sports to play on – NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. Admittedly they are the biggest and most popular sports to play on, in North America, but some people prefer a wider range.
Whilst the site’s software is very exciting, it isn’t perfected as well as the bigger daily fantasy sports sites. But, Star Fantasy Leagues is said to provide a very high level of security – per Legal Sports Report.
#5. Draft Day
Draft Day offers a large array of games such as: 50/50 Salary Cap Games, Hit It and Split It Games, Live Drafts, Bracket Tournaments and the regular Guaranteed Prize Pool games. Alongside these, the site offer six sporting leagues to play on – NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, CFB, PGA.
The DraftDay creators originate from online poker, which has allowed them to deliver a quality gaming experience. The poker layout makes the site quick, easy and simple to use, with the use of lobbies aiding the overall experience on the site.
Then there’s the big promo, The DraftDay Perfect Lineup where, if players select the highest scoring player in each NFL position (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, D/ST) they will win the $1,000,000 grand prize.
The main problem, or perk, is that the site doesn’t play like generic daily fantasy sports site. Some will prefer this and others wont.
FanThrowdown has quickly established itself as a big name in daily fantasy sports – primarily through buying out other smaller DFS sites to increase their own player base. FanThrowdown started by creating the best website – which they did – and have now moved into expanding their games with contests like Salary Cap, Pick’em, Over/Under and Target Games.
FanThrowdown also offers the same sports leagues as market leader Draft Kings – with NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, CFB, CBB and PGA.
Whilst the games available may be a bit fewer in number than their competitors, the site is quickly expanding and growing, so is an exciting DFS group to be a part of.
There’s no doubt that FanThrowdown will continue to expand its games and offer more to its customers.
#3. Fantasy Feud
Fantasy Feud is probably closer to the top two sites than any other, in terms of the overall site and playing experience – along with loads of cool features that, let’s be honest, is what really draws us in.
Along with the standard formats, of daily and weekly games, Fantasy Feud also offers the innovative multi-week survivor challenge. The site caters for hundreds of NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA, CFB and CBB markets and games and, as an added bonus, the site provides research tools for users to quickly review before selecting their players.
The research tool provides handy information such as: injury reports, weather forecasts, and general fixture information/history.
They’ve recently risen in daily fantasy sports sites rankings, due to their recent web interface revamp, that shows their dedication and innovation, and allows for a much easier user experience.
Something that other DFS sites haven’t opted to use, but Fantasy Feud maintain, is the chat interface, allowing players to talk to each other throughout contests or when trying to set one up.
#1. DraftKings and FanDuel
These two daily fantasy sport giants rule the scene, and are undoubtedly the pinnacle of DFS right now. However, this can come with its problems, such as very strong and experienced players lurking in the contests.
DraftKings and FanDuel have the best iOS apps, when it comes to daily fantasy sports sites – with FanDuel allowing for two different apps that assist with line-ups, drafting, etc.
The biggest draw to the big sites however is of course the money that they offer. Both sites offer millions in prizes, featuring fair salary cap prices, and both sites offer massive amounts of NFL contests – the most popular fantasy sport.
Both sites do have their limitations, despite being the overlords of DFS. FanDuel limits players to Salary Cap games – whilst they are the most popular games, a lot of people enjoy playing the other formats as well. However, the site does spoil their customers for choice when it comes to Salary Cap games. FanDuel also trails DraftKings by one sport – missing out on PGA.
DraftKings limitations are also found in the Salary Cap format – with only Salary Cap style fantasy football games being available. However, the main downside is the vast amount of competition. DraftKings is incredibly popular, which causes a lot of competition for players, along with there being a lot more, much stronger, players being involved.
Both sites have great customer service, an easy website interface to use, great apps, lots of playable markets, and an easy deposit and withdrawal format.
If you’re going to get involved in daily fantasy sports, then there’s no doubt that FanDuel and DraftKings are the leading sites to go with at this point in time. However, the lower ranking sites have so many other features on offer that could give you a better overall playing experience.
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