FanDuel finds a way to reward all of their players through the earning of FanDuel Points, which are in addition to the benefits from the VIP program.
Once earned, FanDuel Points points can be used to enter real money contests as well as qualifying for the FanDuel VIP Players Club.
This post has been updated to reflect FanDuel Point changes that were made before the 2017 NFL season.
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How are FanDuel Points earned?
FanDuel Points — which are commonly abbreviated as FDP — are earned when entering any real money contest, regardless of whether you win or lose.
The amount of FanDuel Points earned is fixed at a rate of 5 per $1 of buy-in. This means that if you enter a $1 contest, you will receive 5 FDPs; if you enter a $10 contest, you will earn 50 FDPs.
The amount of FanDuel Points you will earn cannot be seen before you join a contest. After joining a contest, you will receive a message informing you that you will receive FanDuel Points after the contest has been completed.
In addition to the regular earn rate of 5 FDPs per $1 of buy-in, FanDuel also holds the occasional special promotion where players can earn FanDuel Points faster than normal. Watch the promotions page on FanDuel for more information on these limited time offers.
Using FanDuel Points
The main way that you can spend your FanDuel Points is by entering any real money contests.
You can find out how many FanDuel Points you have accumulated by checking your account page, which can be found in the following way once you are logged in.
In the box below you will see how many unspent FanDuel Points you have accumulated.
To use your FDPs, you will first need to find a contest that you can enter with your FDPs. Once you have chosen a contest and have selected or imported your lineup, you will be given the choice to “enter using FDPs,” which is located right next to the “Enter” button when go to submit your lineup.
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How Much are FanDuel Points Worth?
FDPs can be exchanged in any real money contest at a rate of 2,400 per $1 in buy-in, meaning a single FDP is worth approximately $0.000416 per FDP. You will earn enough for a $1 in contest entries for every $480 in buy-ins.
For a $10 tournament, you would need at least 24,000 FDPs in your balance. If you are looking for a FanDuel rakeback calculation, because you earn 5 FDPs per $1 in buy-in, you will earn approximately 2.08% of your buy-in fee back when you exchange FDPs. You will also be able to earn value from the FanDuel VIP Program.
This isn’t a high rate, but you will surely see the benefits of such a reward when playing frequently on the site. If you are the type of player who joins maybe contests per week, one day you’ll look at your balance and be surprised at what has been accumulated.
Other Uses of FanDuel Points
Although using FDPs in real money contests is the only way to “spend” FDPs, there are additional benefits that you can receive by accumulating FDPs including entering freerolls. FanDuel has also introduced a proper FanDuel VIP program.
Players that accumulate a certain number of FDPs in a month will qualify themselves for a monthly freeroll, referred to as FanDuel Free Play that players can enter in the following month.
Free Agent: $250 Monthly, $50 Weekly
Practice Squad: $500 Monthly, $125 Weekly
Reserve: $1000 Monthly, $200 Weekly
Prospect: $2,000 Monthly, $400 Weekly
Rookie: $3,000 Monthly, $500 Weekly
Pro: $4,000 Monthly, $750 Weekly
All Star: $7,000 Monthly, $1000 Weekly
MVP: $25,000 Monthly
Hall of Famer: $25,000 Monthly
Legend: $25,000 Monthly
GOAT: $25,000 Monthly
You will be able to play the freeroll based on your status level for the previous month. They will be posted the night before the freeroll and will only be available to those that qualified
Remember, these points are not “spent” on these freerolls — you just need to accumulate them during the month.
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