A Guide Where to Play Daily Fantasy Sports in 2017

Best DFS Sites in 2017

A lot has changed in the daily fantasy sports world over the last two or three years. In addition to many states regulating DFS, the game has been put under a bit of pressure. This has translated to fewer DFS sites.

Instead of a dozen of more DFS sites in late 2015, the industry has consolidated quite considerably. As the 2017 NFL season gets underway, we now have two main sites (FanDuel and DraftKings) a second tier of smaller DFS sites (Yahoo Daily Fantasy and Fantasy Draft) and basically, everything else.

Two weeks into the season, we can make some comparisons. Below is a list of DFS sites that players have the option of playing in late 2017.

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Offering NFL DFS Contests 2015 – Larger DFS Sites
DraftKingsFanDuelYahoo FantasyDraft
TypeTraditionalTraditionalTraditionalTraditional
TrafficVery LargeVery LargeLargeMedium-Large
Top Guarantee (Week 1)$5.5 Million$4 Million$300,000$250,000
Top Guarantee (Week 2)$5 Million$3 Million$150,000$200,000
Guaranteeds Over $250k (Updated Week 2)131000
Guaranteeds Over $100k (Updated Week 2)331511
LeaguesYesYesYesYes
H2HYesYesYesYes
Double Ups, 50/50sYes, BothYes, BothYesYes, Both
Multipliers3x,5x,10x,40x3x,5xNone3x
BonusFree EntryFree Entry1000 Reward Points100% up to $600
VIP ProgramPlayers Rewards ProgramFanDuel PointsNonePoints
FreerollsVIP FreerollsVIP FreerollsYesNo
PaymentsPaypal, Visa, AMEX, Discover, MastercardPaypal, Visa, Mastercard, DiscoverPaypalPaypal, MMC, Discover, Visa, MC, Amex, Discover
Customer ServiceEmail (6 AM- 12 AM M-F)Email, Live Chat (Monday-Friday 11 AM to 7 PM ET)Email
Mix/Max Deposits$5/$2,000*$10/$10,000$5/$1000$10/$2000*
Banned StatesAlabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and WashingtonAlabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Texas or WashingtonAlabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington State
Fee Sample (on a $10 H2H)0.10.10.10.1
Other SportsMLB, PGA, WNBA, NAS, MMA, SOC, CFL, LOLMLB, NBA, NHL, SOCMLB, PGA, NBA, NHL
Special GamesPick'em, LeaguesFriends ModeNoneRake Free