Daily fantasy sports have many things in common with the usual season long fantasy leagues but there are some key differences. My experience with daily fantasy sports is based on my playing for cash at Fantasy Sports Live.
Like the name implies, matches only last for a day. If I play in a $5 fantasy basketball match tonight, I will have either lost that $5 or won by the end of the last game played tonight. Say you play in a daily fantasy football contest for Sunday; you won’t be able to use players from the Thursday or Monday night games. The only players available to you will be the ones playing on Sunday.
At Fantasy Sports Live once you join a contest you pick your team right away. You do not have to wait for other owners to make their picks. Unlike season long leagues, multiple owners can have the same players. For example if I’m in a $5.5 heads up fantasy football match I could have Brady, Moss, and Owens on my team and my opponent could have those exact three players. When there is a point cap or salary cap you will see some overlap of players. In the no cap leagues there will obviously be a lot more overlap since everyone can take the best players and not worry about their cost in points or salary.
Daily fantasy sports at Fantasy Sports Live allow you to play in three types of contests. Salary cap, point cap, or no cap matches. In season long leagues players take turns drafting and thus do not deal with these caps.
There is more skill and variables to look at in daily fantasy sports. Since contests are going off every day, you need to be up on the latest news and really look at player match ups. Lets say you find out a starting defensive end gets hurt and now a rookie will be covering a star receiver. With daily fantasy sports you can use that knowledge to easily get that star receiver on your team. In season long leagues you would have to hope for a trade.
There is a lot more action with daily fantasy sports and the skilled fantasy player can enjoy a big edge on his opponents. If you do have an edge, you can easily play int tons of cash matches everyday as explained in profiting from daily fantasy sports.