Picking a fantasy sports team can be hard, but picking the site to play with can be even harder.
You want to make sure that you get the best deal, the best features and the widest range of sports to keep you entertained, so how do you decide? DraftKings and FanDuel are the industry leaders and there’s not a great deal between them.
Check out our comparison of the most important points to help you decide.
Our mark: 18/20
Our opinion: a good site for the widest range of sports
Our mark: 17/20
Our opinion: the best site for mobile play
Welcome bonuses – DraftKings
DraftKings offers a 100% match bonus to new users when they make their first deposit, while FanDuel offers 20%.
The maximum value of each bonus is not the same, either:
- DraftKings: $600 unlocked at a rate of $1 for every 100 Frequent Player Points you earn;
- FanDuel: $50 in Bonus Play credit.
Neither site allows you to withdraw the bonus directly, but you can withdraw any winnings you earn playing with it.
The DraftKings bonus seems a little complicated to unlock but it’s not really the case. You earn Frequent Player Points as you play in for-money games depending on the entry fee you pay. Entering a $4 entry league, for example, would unlock 16 FPPs, so if you wanted to unlock $1 of your bonus, you would be required to spend $25 of your own money.
The rate has a bigger potential for gain in the long run than FanDuel’s does.
Sports range – DraftKings
Both operators offer drafts on the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL but DraftKings’ range is wider, including golf, NASCAR and college basketball.
FanDuel offers a $1 league with a $10k prize each week with larger leagues up to $50k whereas DraftKing players can buy into leagues ranging from $0.25 to $200.
The rosters on each site are slightly different:
- DraftKings: nine spots with a flex and salary cap of $50,000;
- FanDuel: nine spots with a kicker and salary cap of $60,000.
Lobbies – Draw
The lobbies on both sites are pretty easy to find your way around, with filters by sport and contest type.The FanDuel lobby