DFS shark

How to Avoid Falling Prey to the DFS ‘Sharks’

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.

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Which daily fantasy sport is for you? Quiz

QUIZ: Which Daily Fantasy Sport Is for You?

No matter how much DFS you’ve played over the years, we’re sure you’ve still got time for a quick quiz. You surely can’t know everything about your daily fantasy preferences!

So, without further ado, here is the definitive quiz to determine which daily fantasy sport is really for you.

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DFS industry—what is the state of the financse?

What State is the DFS Industry In?

The path trodden by Daily Fantasy Sports sites—both new and well-established—has been notoriously treacherous. This is particularly the case in the UK, where several of the big players—Mondogoal and FanDuel, for instance—have ceased trading.

The situation for DFS sites has not exactly been rosy in the US, either. With the ongoing question into the legality of DFS across several states, the thwarted merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, and multiple allegations of corruption, the odds have been stacked against DFS from the start.

Naturally, this can cause us honest Daily Fantasy Sports fans to worry. Will we be able to play DFS forever, or will it just be a flash in the pan, another failed entrant to the incredibly volatile gambling industry? Reports of DraftKings and FanDuel making huge losses did nothing to settle our nerves.

Surely things are on the up for Daily Fantasy Sports? In this article, we examine the current state of the DFS industry.

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Three Great Players for Your Daily Fantasy Football Team in October

We’re back again with 3 essential picks for your Fantasy Premier League team this October! As ever, it’s easy to overspend on those top-performing players, so we’ve kept things to a nice tight budget for all you skinflints out there.

Grab these players to get ahead of your mates and to start making some fantasy football money!

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Yahoo Daily Fantasy review

Yahoo Daily Fantasy Review

What better way to kick off a new month than by trying out a new DFS site? You might not have heard much about internet giant Yahoo’s offering, but like most things DFS, it’s got a big following across the pond.

But what exactly does this site bring to the table? Aren’t there already enough DFS sites to choose from? We give you our verdict in this comprehensive review.

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Guide to fantasy NASCAR: cars racing

Guide to Fantasy NASCAR

We’ve already covered the basics of some of the more esoteric fantasy sports you can play—tennis, golf, and baseball, for instance. But, we’re willing to bet that if you’re reading this from the UK, there’s one sport that you never thought would translate to the world of DFS—NASCAR.

While it’s a huge phenomenon in the US, the UK hasn’t really taken to NASCAR. Instead, we tend to prefer motorsports with a more international fanbase, such as Formula 1, MotoGP, and WRC. So, what makes NASCAR so popular, and how can I play fantasy NASCAR online?

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Guide to sports betting: a selection of odds

Beginner’s Guide to Sports Betting

We know how much you love daily fantasy sports, but sometimes it just feels right to shake things up a bit. So, we thought it might be a good idea to introduce you to the wonderful world of sports betting.

Many people are starting to see the clear similarities between sports betting and daily fantasy sports, but compared to DFS, this type of gambling can seem daunting. We’ve created a beginner’s guide to sports betting to help you get going.

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DFUK's September Fantasy Premier League Tips

Three Great Players for your Daily Fantasy Football Team in September

With the football season well under way, we thought it might be a good idea to share some of our top finds for your fantasy Premier League squad. Don’t worry though—we haven’t just made a list of the standard players that everyone wants to sign. We know that you’re much more savvy than that!

These 3 players are ones which we think provide excellent value. They’re under the radar at the moment, but this might not last for long! So, let’s get started with this month’s Fantasy Premier League tips…

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UK fantasy NFL: where to get started

Playing fantasy NFL is a great way to get into one of America’s favourite sports. Despite this, not many people in the UK have cottoned on!

So, we thought it would be a good idea to sort you out with some of the very basics of American football, and to teach you how to get your teeth stuck into the world of fantasy NFL.

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What is the DFS Draft: the 2015 NFL Draft

What is the DFS Draft?

In pretty much all of the sports that are popular here in the UK—football, rugby or cricket, for instance—the ‘draft’ is unheard of. So, especially if you’re new to DFS, you could be forgiven for wondering what this oft-used word means.

So, what is the DFS draft? Why is it mentioned so often, and where did DraftKings get its name from? Well, the draft is a crucial element of many American sports, and it’s part of what makes DFS such an exciting pastime for folks on both sides of the pond.

We’re here to dispel your confusion here at DailyFantasyUK: read on to have all your questions answered.

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Reasons to Get into Baseball

Baseball is undoubtedly a huge phenomenon in the United States, but there’s only a small number of people who’d call themselves dedicated fans here in the UK.

In this respect, baseball’s flagging behind American football, basketball and ice hockey—the rest of America’s ‘big four’ sports. However, this could be about to change.

With Sadiq Khan announcing his plans to bring Major League Baseball to London in 2018, we could be seeing an unprecedented rise in popularity for the US sport that has historically failed to attract the attention of British fans.

Here at DailyFantasyUK we think that this can only be a good thing, so we’ve put together just a few of the many reasons to get into baseball.

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FanDuel DraftKings merger

BREAKING: FanDuel DraftKings Merger Cancelled

What we thought was going to be a DFS revolution—the merger of the two biggest sites in the game, FanDuel and DraftKings, has been abandoned. You might have heard about the difficulties that the two companies had encountered (we covered the story earlier in the week), but we didn’t think that it would be over this quickly!

Surely many DFS fans assumed that the colossal might of the two DFS giants would be enough to counter the opposition from the FTC? Apparently not! Read on to find out more…

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FanDuel and DraftKings merger

What’s Going On With the FanDuel and DraftKings Merger?

You might have heard about some massive news in the world of DFS that came about lately: the proposed merger of FanDuel and DraftKings. These two behemoths have been slogging it out in the DFS ring since they both came onto the scene in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Since then, it has looked as if DraftKings was taking the lead in the battle for DFS dominance—its new signups far outweighed those of FanDuel.

Yet, the financial figures tell a different story. In spite of DraftKings’s dominance, and its seeming ubiquity in the US, the company has actually lost huge amounts of money over the past few years. This could be a possible explanation for the merger between the two companies. But what would a merger mean for UK players, and which company would come out on top? Will it even go ahead? We’ve got your DFS fix at DailyFantasyUK.

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Fantasy tennis

Fantasy Tennis: a Guide to the Basics

Wimbledon’s in full swing, so why not get your teeth stuck into some fantasy tennis? Despite the game’s massive popularity, it rarely seems to be featured on the major DFS sites. Don’t despair, however—there are still some great options out there for any tennis fans.

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