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Daily Fantasy Golf: the Zurich Classic

The Zurich Classic tees off tomorrow morning in New Orleans, at TPC Louisiana.  The course opened in 2004, but has hosted a tour event every year since 2005.  Last year, Billy Horschel won here with a -20, and the average scores of the winner since ’05 is better than -16.  So, in spite of alligators […]

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Fantasy Basketball Pickups: Playoff Fantasy Basketball!

Tis one of the seasons to be most thankful for daily fantasy sports.  It happens a few times a year, but even though it is so basic to the idea of being able to draft a new team every day, you can’t help but smile when you are once again reminded that you can very […]

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Pickups: Stanton Streaking, Springer Called Up

The Masters is over, college basketball had its little tournament, the NBA and NHL have not quite geared up for their respective playoffs, and we’re still a few weeks away from the NFL draft.  Sorry to be depressing, but here’s the good news: baseball is back. And daily fantasy baseball is back with it. **Make a […]

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Fantasy Basketball Sleepers | Treasure Hunting

After a one week hiatus, we’re back with another edition of our recommended fantasy basketball sleepers for Friday night. Which value plays stand out most? Quite a few appealing options under $5,000 for tonight. Let’s get right to it… Jeff Adrien (MIL) – $4,800 [SF/PF] vs. Cleveland The Bucks are in full on tank mode and […]

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Daily NCAA Basketball: March Millions

The first couple rounds of the NCAA tourney are behind us, but the best weekend of the whole tournament might be the one kicking off Thursday night at 7:15.  The rounds of 16 and then 8 start to see the cream rise to the top, the best no longer just facing off against lesser opponents… […]

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Redefining Value in DFS | The Fantasy Life

Hey guys, CruzinToVictory here welcoming you to the next installment of The Fantasy Life, a series about any and all topics that affect the everyday DFS player. If you’ve ever read a daily fantasy article or watched a daily fantasy show, it’s pretty likely that you’ve heard the experts discussing whether or not they think […]

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33 Funny Fantasy Baseball Team Names

The thing about year-long fantasy baseball teams is, if you make a really terrible decision at your draft, you’re stuck with it (unless you’re a REALLY savvy trader).  And that, of course, is why you have daily fantasy baseball.  But we know you love those year-long leagues too, and even if you do royally screw up […]

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Looking Past the Name | The Fantasy Life

Hey guys, CruzinToVictory here welcoming you to the next installment of The Fantasy Life, a series about any and all topics that affect the everyday DFS player. Sometimes when you’re building your DFS rosters you’ll find yourself getting caught up on a player just because you recognize his name. I often get a weird sense of […]

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Utilizing Late Swap | The Fantasy Life

Hey guys, CruzinToVictory here welcoming you to the next installment of The Fantasy Life, a series about any and all topics that affect the everyday DFS player. One of the defining features that sets DraftKings apart from the competition is the advent of the late swap feature. Obviously by now we all know how it […]

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Fantasy Frustration

You’ve been there before. The earlier games are going well for you and your players are killing it. This could be the night you win it all. Then it happens. It’s a dreaded blowout. You may have one or two players in this game and they’re not getting back on the court. It’s over. Your […]

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We offer Daily and Weekly Fantasy Sports contests for cash prizes in all of the five major sports (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA and PGA) as well as college football and basketball. Our rapid-fire contests are a much shorter duration than the traditional season-long leagues and require no team management after the draft. Our salary cap draft format takes just minutes to complete, unlike the hours-long snake drafts in traditional leagues. We offer new contests every day of the season, and our winners are crowned nightly. Payouts happen immediately after the games - no more waiting until the end of the season to collect winnings!

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Each professional athlete available to draft in our leagues has a salary, and you have a fixed $50,000 budget to spend. You select a full roster of players while staying under the Salary Cap. Salary Cap drafting takes just minutes to complete, unlike the hours-long snake drafts in traditional leagues.