Looking for the best place to play fantasy sports? Just because it’s the playoffs doesn’t mean fantasy football is over. Plenty of apps let you create daily fantasy lineups with the ability to win hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Best Fantasy Sports Apps
Benzinga reviewed the most popular daily fantasy apps on the marketplace to find which ones are the most user-friendly and safe. In this growing space, new websites and apps pop up every day, so it’s important to find ones that are reliable and easy to use.
5. Monkey Knife Fight
Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) is a newer website. MKF has found ways to differentiate itself from other apps in the space. MKF offers many different ways to play daily fantasy, including mini-games and prop bets.
The verification process and funds page are industry-standard, allowing PayPal plus credit card as forms of payments. MKF also offers tons of bonuses for free money when depositing, and it is only rivaled by DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ: DKNG) on the amount.
One downside to MKF is that its user base is not up to speed with others in the space. This factor can be both good and bad as the jackpots might be lower, but with less competition, you may have a better chance to win.
Like MKF, Yahoo is newer to the Daily Fantasy game but with a much more developed background in sports. Yahoo offers every major sport and has plenty of contests. The user interface (UI) on Yahoo’s fantasy site is easy to use, even for newer players.
Yahoo’s DFS competitions are set up similarly to legacy players DraftKings and Fanduel but have slight differences that make Yahoo a great place to switch it up if you are looking for multiple places to compete in Daily Fantasy sports. One downside to Yahoo is that unlike MKF, there is not a lot of variety in terms of types of contests. Most games held on Yahoo’s site are the same salary-based setups that have been the staple of DFS.
FantasyDraft is standard when it comes to daily fantasy contests. Almost all of FantasyDraft’s are salary-based with quite a few options for different payout structured contests on gameday. Nothing stands out strongly about FantasyDraft, but it seems to have no drawbacks on its site.
For payments, FantasyDraft accepts both credit cards and PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), similar to other sites in the space. At the end of the day, FantasyDraft is a run-of-the-mill daily fantasy site. It does not offer anything special or extra, but if you are just getting into DFS, FantasyDraft could be a good option.
The original DFS app is still one of the strongest out there. One drawback to DraftKings is that its support team can be slower than other sites just because of the number of users that DraftKings has.
DraftKings’ strong suit is that it offers contests and games for basically every sport you can think of — you can play DraftKings games every night for weeks on end before playing the same contest twice. Not to mention, DraftKings also offers a sportsbook and casino for users who are looking to expand beyond DFS.
FanDuel has been a staple of the daily fantasy community. Fanduel, like DraftKings, offers a wide variety of games, including a sportsbook. One of the original players in the space, FanDuel is the best option for the newer player searching for an easy-to-use, safe option for daily fantasy sports.
Like other names in the space, FanDuel offers great promotions for new users and ways to enter contests for free for users that want to get the hang of before they deposit their own money.
What Are Daily Fantasy Sports Apps?
Fantasy sports have been around for more than 30 years. But daily fantasy sports (DFS) is new — the idea is that instead of drafting a fantasy team for the entirety of a sports season, you create a lineup of players for just one day or night.
Typically, you have a set budget, and each player is assigned a specific dollar amount. You have to create a lineup of players that is under that budget, so you are not able to select all the best players because then you would be over budget.
You can tap into many different options out there for DFS. FanDuel is the best option, especially for newer users. However, it could be a good idea to create accounts at a few different places to see which games and UI you like the most.
Joining different apps is also a great way to ensure that you are taking advantage of all promotions and deals offered.
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