Much to the delight of college basketball fans, Selection Sunday was held on Sunday as brackets were set for the 2019 March Madness tournament. For daily fantasy sports fans, thanks to changes over the last year, DraftKings and FanDuel users will be able to play daily fantasy college basketball contests throughout the tournament.
So as you prepare to settle in for two weeks of March Madness, what can you expect from two of the largest daily fantasy sports sites?
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DraftKings March Madness contests
At DraftKings, you can enter scores of contests with a nice selection of styles and types. DraftKings users can find entire tab devoted to its college basketball contests, which can be found under “CBB.”
DraftKings March Madness Contest styles and types
Users can find NCAA DFS contests in two different game style formats, either “Classic” or “Showdown Captain Mode.”
Classic contests require users to draft an eight-player lineup (3 guards, 3 guards, two utility positions) while staying under the $50,000 salary cap. Showdown Captain Mode contests include players from a single game. Due to the smaller player pool, these contests utilize a smaller roster consisting of six players — a captain and five utility positions. The captain of your roster will earn points at a rate of 1.5 the regular amount of points.
To start off the tournament, DraftKings will offer a variety of slates, which will include all-day slates (will include players from all the days games) and “late” slates (will include players from just the later games).
Nearly all standard contest types will be offered during March Madness, allowing players to participate in the following types of contests: tournaments, casual, head to heads, 50/50s, double ups, multipliers and satellites/qualifiers. The largest guaranteed tournament to begin March Madness DFS will be the CBB $50K Tournament Opener.
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If you are a real money player, be sure to head on over to the “CBB $650k Tournament Mania Hub” for information on all the top contests and happenings.
FanDuel March Madness contests
At FanDuel, you will also be able to find a healthy selection of contests throughout March Madness, which you can find college basketball contests under the “CBB” tab.
FanDuel March Madness contest styles and types
Like DrafKings, you will be able to play Full Roster contests and Single Game contests. FanDuel’s Full Roster contests, which are similar to DraftKings Classic contests, consist of eight-man rosters (4 guards, 3 forwards and a utility position). Users must select their lineups while staying under a $50,000 salary cap.
For early March Madness contests, FanDuel appears to be focusing on main-full day slates as well as a late slate.
Users can enter a selection of FanDuel contests, including tournaments, head to heads, 50/50s and 3-100 lineup leagues. FanDuel is currently not offering multipliers and Beat the Score contests for March Madness. FanDuel’s featured tournament on Thursday is a $10,000 CBB Super All American, a tournament which players can buy-in to for $9.
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