The time period largely depends on how long it takes for one round of matches to be completed.
For example, various European soccer leagues usually play their matches over the weekend. One round in the top tier of English, Spanish, Italian or French soccer usually lasts between around three days.
Daily fantasy sports competitions are provided by special fantasy service providers. They cater to fantasy contestants by offering incredibly fast processing of data and awarding of points. In doing so, they make daily fantasy sports much more appealing than their season long counterparts. There are various daily fantasy providers these days. Currently the most famous ones are American companies DraftKings, FantasyDraft and Fanduel.
What are the Scoring Rules?
For each daily fantasy sport the scoring system and rules are different. Baseball for example, has one of the more complicated scoring systems. In fact, in any given baseball match points fantasy points can be won for various things.
The most common scoring system in baseball is slightly complicated. A single hit brings 3 points. Double and triple hits bring 5 and 8 points respectively. A home run is rewarded with 10 points. While a run, a base on balls, and hit by pitch are rewarded with 2 points. A stolen base is 5 points.
The pitching positions bring points in a different way as you might expect. An inning pitched brings 2.25 points. A strike out is 2 points. A win is 4 points. A complete game is 2.5 points. Shutouts yield 2.5 points. A no hitter is 5 points and so on.
On the other hand, the scoring rules in soccer are a little simpler. Points are won when players provide an assist, score a goal or keep a clean sheet. While points are lost when players are booked or miss a penalty. Many daily fantasy sports providers also include other scoring categories such as shots not blocked and shots on target. Others even go with successful passes, successful crosses, fouls won, corners won, passes intercepted and so on.
Daily fantasy sports are designed so that all players participating, and we are talking here about tens of millions of people only in the US, have an equal chance of winning some of that prize pool. So how do you win money in daily fantasy sports?
Well, it is actually quite simple. There are two ways in which you can win money on daily fantasy sports. The first one is if you play in a league competition in which after each round standings are published. If you are in the top 50%, you win.
The second way in which you can win money is if you play in head to head matches. There, if you win against your opponent, you get the prize. This can be done if your selections have higher points total than your opponent’s.
How to Get Good at Daily Fantasy Sports?
A tried and trusted method of being good at daily fantasy sports is to first start playing for free. Almost all daily fantasy sports platforms enable new players to play for free. This is a great way to learn the game without spending your hard earned money.
After you have mastered the game sufficiently, you can proceed to playing for real money. However, make sure to start playing against other beginner players. This is yet another useful thing that most fantasy providers offer. It is a great way to build your confidence and knowledge of the game.
Once you have completed these two steps you are ready. You can start playing in the big leagues and for the big prizes. However, even then it might be good to pick sports which have smaller pools of players. This is to increase your chances of winning more money as quickly as possible.