FanDuel added yet another league to its lineup today with the introduction of FanDuel WNBA contests, just in time for the start of the WNBA season. The launch of WNBA daily fantasy contests at FanDuel means there are now different leagues represented at the site.
FanDuel becomes the first DFS website to offer WNBA contests to its lineup and comes not only in time for the WNBA season but also near the end of the NBA playoffs.
Up to $50 in Free Contest Entries at FanDuel
FanDuel WNBA Rules
Just as with any daily fantasy sports contest, the goal of FanDuel WNBA games is to score the most points. You will construct a seven player roster by filling 3 guard positions and four positions. You will be required to stay under a hypothetical $40,000 salary cap while building the best lineup you can.
If you win the contests or finish in the money based on the contest prize pool, you will receive your prize after the completion of the contests.
FanDuel WNBA Scoring
FanDuel WNBA scoring utilizes the same scoring that FanDuel NBA contests do. Players will earn points according to the following schedule:
|FanDuel WNBA Scoring|
|3 Point Field Goal||3 Points|
|2 Point Field Goal||2 Points|
|Free Throw||1 Point|
Initial Expectations for WNBA Contests
It’s hard to believe but the WNBA has been in existence for over 20 years. And although it has not met the expectations of some, it still has a niche following. Daily fantasy sports could also prove a gateway to get more people interested in the sport or more women involved in DFS.
In the first weekend of WNBA action, the largest guaranteed WNBA tournament is a $10k “3 Ball” on Saturday. A handful of additional $1k-$2k guaranteed events are also running. DFS players can also find head to heads, 50/50s, double-ups and a variety of league contests.
FanDuel may be playing it safe to start of its WNBA contests if you are a fan of the league or know a little bit about it, you may want to keep an on the contests to do some overlay hunting. It also may be worth watching to see if the WNBA picks up any additional interest once the NBA season finishes up.