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|
|Traffic||Very Large||Very Large||Large||Medium-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)||13||10||0||0|
|Guaranteeds Over $100k (Updated Week 2)||33||15||1||1|
|Double Ups, 50/50s||Yes, Both||Yes, Both||Yes||Yes, Both|
|Bonus||Free Entry||Free Entry||1000 Reward Points||100% up to $600|
|VIP Program||Players Rewards Program||FanDuel Points||None||Points|
|Freerolls||VIP Freerolls||VIP Freerolls||Yes||No|
|Payments||Paypal, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard||Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover||Paypal||Paypal, MMC, Discover, Visa, MC, Amex, Discover|
|Customer Service||Email (6 AM- 12 AM M-F)||Email, Live Chat (Monday-Friday 11 AM to 7 PM ET)|
|Banned States||Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington||Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Texas or Washington||Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington State|
|Fee Sample (on a $10 H2H)||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1|
|Other Sports||MLB, PGA, WNBA, NAS, MMA, SOC, CFL, LOL||MLB, NBA, NHL, SOC||MLB, PGA, NBA, NHL|
|Special Games||Pick'em, Leagues||Friends Mode||None||Rake Free|