The origins of fantasy sport are somewhat disputed. Some say it began amongst golf fans in 1950. Others suggest the first fantasy football league appeared in Oakland in the early ’60s. The closest thing to modern fantasy sports appeared in 1980, when it was an idea scribbled on a napkin by a journalist.
The only Premier League action this week is at Stamford Bridge, where a less-than-convincing Chelsea take on West Brom. Antonio Conte’s side are still reeling from the terrible performance that saw them lose 4-1 to Watford last week. The only goal for the Blues came from the man our money’s on tonight: Eden Hazard.Read more...
You may still be in a January funk, but it’s time to shake yourself out of it and start prepping for one of the biggest nights on the sporting calendar. It is, after all, less than a week until the most important game in American football kicks off. Yes, Super Bowl LII will be hitting our screens this Sunday and we’re here to tell you when, how and why you should tune in!
It’s only 6 months until World Cup 2018 finally kicks off and we could not be more excited. As Russia gears up to host what is sure to be a thrilling contest, we’ll soon be turning to the OG teams and weighing up their chances of glory this summer. For now, though, it’s time to concentrate on one of the final wild cards of our series.
Greetings football fans and happy New Year! Now that we’re officially in 2018, we don’t need to make any excuses to look ahead to the World Cup—it’ll be upon us in a matter of months! With this in mind, we’re cracking on with some new teams. If you’re a DailyFantasyUK regular, you’ve already buffed up on Panama, Peru, Iceland and Senegal. An impressive start, sure, but there’s plenty more to cover!
Here at DailyFantasyUK we’d like to wish you all a belated happy Christmas. You might have thought that you’d opened all your presents already, but Santa’s not the only one who’s brought you gifts this festive season!
One of the (many) great things about DFS is that, because you can play a variety of sports, there’s always something exciting on the calendar. Christmas is no exception. In fact, we’re entering one of the busiest periods for major games! Andy Williams wasn’t lying, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Our World Cup series is in full swing and providing a great distraction from any winter blues. We’ve taken you on a journey from tropical Panama to volcanic Iceland. You’ve even been treated (if we do say so ourselves) to a flying visit to Senegal. Don’t even think about stopping us now because we’re continuing with the good stuff—experienced teams returning in 2018 after a bit of a World Cup drought.
We don’t know about you, but ever since the draws were announced, World Cup fever has taken hold here at DailyFantasyUK. There’s no holding us back! We’re launching straight into another Get to Know. Now that we’ve explored the countries embarking on their first ever World Cup, it’s time to consider the teams who are returning after a significant hiatus.
Welcome back to our Get to Know series! As the competition in Russia fast approaches, we want you to be prepared to have your best summer of DFS yet. We’re dropping facts and player picks for some of the more obscure teams taking part in the 2018 World Cup. The hope is that this will enable you to play fantasy sport to your heart’s content—even if your preferred teams are having a rest day. As always, remember to get your friends involved too!
You wait 4 long years for another World Cup and all of a sudden it feels like it’s just around the corner. In preparation for Russia 2018 we’re launching our Get to Know series, exploring some of the more obscure teams and introducing you to their star players. That way, on days when your top teams aren’t playing, you can still partake in some DFS action—utilising your rather impressive knowledge of some of the lesser known teams. There may even be some fun country facts thrown in too!
We know you guys don’t need any more convincing that DFS is awesome. But, let’s face it, sometimes hobbies are more fun when you get to do them with your mates. DFS doesn’t need to take over your life at the expense of your relationships—just take your friends along for the ride! If you think they’ll need a bit of persuading, just bring up some of these reasons next time you’re down the pub…
It happens to the best of us, but there’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a bit of a DFS rut. If, like us, you’ve been looking to shake up your DFS game, one of our favourite choices right now is basketball. It’s fast-paced, easy to follow and definitely doesn’t lack in excitement. Read more…
Whether you’re an experienced player or a complete newbie, the world of DFS can sometimes be daunting and even intimidating. Have you ever found that you keep getting beaten by players who just seem to win everything?
That’s the curse of the daily fantasy sharks. These players are highly resourceful, spend a huge amount of time drafting their teams, and most importantly are playing to win BIG.
When it comes to turning your sports knowledge into a profit, you have two major options: Daily Fantasy Sports or regular sports betting. The two often get lumped together, but this kind of thinking ignores some key differences.