Daily Fantasy Sports or DFS is a shortened and action-packed form of fantasy sports.
In DFS you typically pick players while remaining under the salary cap. The contest only runs for a specific day or week. Whereas traditional fantasy sports is played during a season or tournament of multiple weeks and months.
Daily Fantasy Sports is not free. You make a deposit and pick one of the available contests. There are different ways to put money into games. One example is a 50/50 pool, in which the top 50% double their money at the expense of the bottom 50%.
Being good in DFS is a dark art. You’ll need to follow injury news very closely, create data models, be a contrarian and so much more.
Daily Fantasy Sports became popular thanks to Draft Kings and FanDuel. These two companies spent huge budgets on marketing and player, team and league endorsements. In the United States DFS could grow into the mainstream because it was considered a game of skill and gave players the same instant gratification that gambling or betting would. The debate that DFS is a game of skill or a game of chance is not fully settled, since it has elements of both.