FanDuel Announces Changes to NFL Product

FanDuel has been continuously developing new game innovations and expanding its sports offerings recently. On August 2nd, the DFS operator announced a significant modification to its football product.

Our very own Dan Back was joined by Nik Bonaddio, the Head of Product at FanDuel, to announce the major change and preview the upcoming season’s NFL offering.

Starting this season, the kicker position has been removed and will instead be replaced by a FLEX spot. The debate over kicker predictability and variance is finally over!

Beyond discussing the abolishment of the kicker position, these two also touch on many other new and or developing aspects of FanDuel’s site.

From the expansion of single-game contests, to their Quick Pick contests being available for the NFL season, to the transition of how Paddy Power Betfair’s acquisition will affect their future DFS visions and how they’ll handle the new sports betting landscape in the United States, these two provide a glimpse into FanDuel’s exciting future.

Watch the interview above and let us know what you think of the change below!

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  • shanetirpak

    Kicker was fine as there is a strategy to it. It’s the Defense that is more of just a guess, too volatile and should be removed. (If the Broncos QB throws a pick 6 against the team whom I have selected to use as my Defense and my Defense (that is not even on the field), loses points?!?!? Makes no sense.

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