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What is the difference between daily fantasy and season long fantasy sports? - Metro US

What is the difference between daily fantasy and season long fantasy sports?

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With daily fantasy outlets such as DraftKings and FanDuel allowing you to play sports for cash, one might ponder if it’s still worth it to play season-long fantasy sports anymore.

Well, Metro Bet says why not both? And just in case you’re unfamiliar about how each approach works, we’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide.

Since the 2018 NFL season is only in Week 2, let’s use football as an example. Ideally, you already registered for your season-long team — using one of many outlets including ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com or YahooSports.com to name a few — before Week 1. The most bang for your fantasy buck – daily or season long – is at Yahoo.

Most season-long fantasy football leagues have you drafting one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers — or two wideouts and a flex running back or wide receiver position — one tight end, one kicker and one defense as your starting team with a bench of backups. Season-long leagues usually also either designate PPR (point-per-reception) leagues or not.

The season-long format has you battling other owners head-to-head with essentially the same players — give or take the free agency waivers or trades.

On the other hand, daily fantasy outlets would have you drafting a player at each of the aforementioned positions that you believe will be the top-point getters. So, if you think Aaron Rodgers will light up the Minnesota Vikings and score the most points at QB this week, you’d draft him. Ditto if you think New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley will pile on the yards — both rushing and receiving out of the backfield — against the Dallas Cowboys.

Picking the best players at each position could have you winning big. And that’s just an example of the daily fantasy games you could play for cash via DraftKings and FanDuel, as there are many more to choose from.

The upcoming 2018-19 NBA season would work the same under both platforms. Within the season-long format, you’d draft a starting line up of players who you think would net you the most points over the course of an NBA season. Under the daily fantasy format, you’d pick a starting lineup of players who you think would score the most at each position for that night.

Now that you’re a bit more familiar with both options, which platform are you rolling with?

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