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On Friday, March 9th, FanDuel opened it’s 2012 MLB daily fantasy contests for entry. The format will be very similar to past years, with no changes to scoring and only one minor change to roster configuration. This year, instead of separate positions for RF, CF, and LF, rosters will have three OF, with no specifically designated positions. This change was made due to popular demand (as indicated in several user surveys) and should lead to slightly greater roster variety, as contest participants will be faced with more options on days with limited schedules.
FanDuel will be offering many new contest types this season, including three player contests as a standard offering, ten player contests that pay the top three finishers, twenty five player contests, more low buy in contests (such as $1 50/50s) and more high buy in contests (such as five player $270 entry fee contests).
In addition, FanDuel will run our greatest variety of daily tournaments yet, with entry fees ranging from $1 to $270 most days. One new wrinkle for MLB tournaments is that (like all contests starting since January) each lineup submitted will need to include at least three players, and for most multi-entry tournaments each participant will be limited to a maximum of five entries. Combined, these two changes should put some curbs on the dreaded ‘stacking’ strategy and make tournaments more fun for everyone.
While I know many of you have been growing accustomed to the $5000 MVP and the $4000 Home Run contests, I’m sure in the back of your mind you kept wondering “When exactly is there going to be some ridiculously huge tournament going on?”
Well, the answer is right now.
The $100,000 FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship begins this Friday, May 13th. And one person is going to have a very lucky Friday the 13th. But let’s get to how the tournament works.
Every Friday from May 13th to September 2nd, FanDuel will have a DFBC qualifier. There’s $2000 up for grabs each week, but the key prize is for each week’s winner – a seat in the 20-person Sept. 9th final with nearly $70,000 on the line. All 20 finalists will win money, with the overall champion claiming a whopping $25,000.
Now, you may be saying May 13th to September 2nd? That’s only 17 Fridays (actually, you didn’t say that, but I’ll help you out anyway). The extra three spots in the final will come from two awesome challenges we’re doing. The Tournament Kings Challenge – where you have to kick butt in the featured MLB contests. And the Ironman Challenge – where you have to play FanDuel nearly everyday for the next three months (come on you wuss, you know you can do it).
So, not much else to say except that it’s time to get playing. Click here to enter your team and with any luck (or more likely skill), you could soon be the Daily Fantasy Baseball Champion.
No, I’m talking about today, April 1st, is the day of the $25,000 MLB Grand Slam on FanDuel. $5000 for 1st place – not bad for one day’s work – and prizes down to 150th place.
By the way, did you know this is the largest single day fantasy payout ever? That it is. So join in before the 1:05pm EST cut off. And by Saturday morning, you may be a much richer individual and we will all fall to the ground in awe in your majesty.
So, as Arnold Schwarzenegger said in Predator: “Do it! Do it now!” As in, enter the contest.
FanDuel Insider is a site devised to assist you in all aspects of daily fantasy sports. Currently, the site is focused only on MLB. We’ll have everything from batter/pitcher matchups, pitching suggestion, stat breakdowns, feature stories, interviews with winners and more. And we’d also like to introduce you to our current staff. All five of our MLB writers have an extensive background writing about MLB. In fact, you probably know most of them. We’ve also listed their usernames since you’re bound to see them on site playing as well. They are:
Derek Carty (derekcarty): Manager and lead writer for The Hardball Times
RJ White (rjwhitepages): Lead writer and editor at Fantasy Baseball Café and Fantasy Football Café.
Chet Gresham (cgdoc): Lead writer for Razzball Baseball and Razzball Football
Will Brinson (rwbrinso): Published on Yahoo! Sports, ESPN, The Sporting News, Senior NFL blogger for CBSSports.com
Antonio D’Arcangelis (tonydizzle): Published on SI.com, Yahoo! Sports and RotoExperts
So check out the site now. We’ll have a minimum of two articles per day for you, and often as many as four or five. Good luck with MLB season.
So I’m sure a few of you have noticed that there’s a new game up in the banner. It says “MLB Grand Slam.” Oh yes, my friends, is it ever a grand slam.
The $25,000 FanDuel Fantasy Baseball One-Day Grand Slam takes place on April 1st, the first full day of MLB games (yes, we know the season starts March 31st, but there aren’t a ton of games that day, and we want you to have all players at your disposal for this contest). This contest is the largest one-day fantasy prize pool EVER. So not only can you win a ton of money, you get to compete in something that’s historic.
The prizes structure is pretty ridiculous as well. $5000 for 1st, $2500 for second, $1700 for 3rd, and on and on. There are prizes all the way down to 150th place. Yes, 150th place. Seriously.
So who’s excited about MLB starting? Man, I know we are and you should be too. Get your picks in for the MLB Grand Slam now!
FanDuel has it’s first ever $1000 champion. On Monday, August 30th, user primeball literally crushed the competition in our single day $1400 MLB contest, making a cool grand. Second place went to the tie break question, and osubase34′s prediction of 112 pitches for Ervin Santana (he threw 111) was closer than braskey’s so they got $300 and $100 respectively. Not bad for a $10 entry.
But how much did primeball win by? Oh, a ton, my friends. He scored 91 points, compared to the 72 for second and third. So apparently you should speak with primeball immediately if you have any MLB fantasy questions.
Also, for more big prizes – like $50,000 worth of money – check out our upcoming FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship.