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  • Hey folks, today we at Yahoo Sports are proud to be raising our Fantasy game to the next level and giving you the chance to crown a champion every single day — presenting Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy: one-day and one-week fantasy contests for cash prizes.

    Daily Fantasy is designed for you to play with your friends on any device and win real cash prizes, whether you’re a seasoned Yahoo Fantasy player or new to the game. A simplified salary cap, along with real-time sports news and scores from Yahoo’s Fantasy experts, makes setting up your line-up and joining in daily fantasy contests fast and easy.

    I wanted to personally invite you all to try out some of our MLB contests beginning today. Entry fees range from free to $500, with options all throughout including $1, $2, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $250.

    We’re offering four primary types of contests at launch to give you a variety of ways to compete for prizes:

    • Head-to-Head: One opponent, winner take all.
    • Group: Play against small or large groups of opponents.
    • 50/50: Top half of entrants win.
    • Guaranteed to Run: Will run even if unfilled, often with large prize pools (tomorrow we’re running an MLB contest with $50,000 in prizes!)

    We plan to offer all the 4 major US sports including baseball, football, basketball and hockey as their seasons begin and we’ll explore others based on demand.

    Daily Fantasy is easy to play within the Yahoo Fantasy app on iPhone or on any device through your browser.

    If you already have a Yahoo account you are ready to play Yahoo Daily Fantasy! If you are interested in participating in paid entry contests you can deposit money to your Yahoo Fantasy Wallet using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or PayPal. The Fantasy Wallet is shared across all of our Fantasy Sports offerings including pro leagues for added convenience.

    So head over to sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy to get started! We’re running a totally free to enter MLB contest tomorrow that will pay the winner $1,000.

    Please feel free to comment here with any questions, feature suggestions, or other feedback. Additionally, you can check out our Daily Fantasy Help section.

    Thanks again for your continued support of Yahoo Sports!

  • wolfjb1

    Yahoo! DFS is a joke. When they told me I couldn’t play because I live in Florida, that just sealed the deal for me that they are just half-assing their way through this thing.

    Yes, I am fully aware of the DFS legal issues, but it’s not illegal in Florida and the “real” DFS sites (except Stars, I think) are continuing to allow Floridians to participate.

  • footballfplyer55567

    If only Yahoo had a team of people behind them who understand DFS and that their product wasn’t as bad, they could see huge growth IMHO.

  • deactivated17417

    I kind of like the pricing on Yahoo. I am having my most success on Yahoo this year.

    However, if they are trying to bring in people from the giant pool of season long players the pricing has been way too tough. They should have the softest pricing in the game and its not even close. I’m scared its actually turning people off to DFS who have tried playing for the first time.

  • detroittigers44

    I will say this about Yahoo, it works… Look at all of the sites out there that have had some issues. Yes, their site is kind of a copy of Fanduel and the interface isn’t that exciting.. However, they have some decent contests that pay a good % of the entries and their pricing is tight enough that it makes you work to get a lineup you like. I have had good success on the site, because I dig deep to find the values. I like that part of the site, I like to struggle. You see a better variety of picks in the tourney’s as well, it kind of forces you to be contrarian… Just my two cents..

  • ElSlappo

    I like Yahoo also, it’s currently my #2 most played after DK. The pricing for NFL is tough but I like it. Looking forward to trying NBA.

    The biggest missing item for them IMO is a better interface to view all lineups at one time – unless I’m missing something the only thing you can do is view 5 lineups at a time with each player pictured. I don’t need all the pretty pictures, just show me all my lineups on one page and allow me to quickly edit from there.

  • Galante118

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    It takes forever to join a couple contests. It’s ridiculous. And the pricing is way too tight to attract season long guys. Don’t allow big volume guys to play volume with how difficult it is to enter a bunch of games, and don’t attract your season long guys…makes sense…

  • Unico10

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    @Galante118 said...

    It takes forever to join a couple contests. It’s ridiculous. And the pricing is way too tight to attract season long guys. Don’t allow big volume guys to play volume with how difficult it is to enter a bunch of games, and don’t attract your season long guys…makes sense…

    Maybe they are happy with slow and steady growth?

    They are loaded. Don’t need to attract venture capitalists with unsustainable growth rates

  • cctravis

    I love yahoos DFS game except one thing……it is hard to follow your teams live. There is no way I can figure out to see all your teams in a tourney. I must go to each team individually which is kind of annoying.

    Sweat watch note: looks like cal from rotogrinders might take the 100k on yahoo tonight if his flex is decent.

  • grux

    I like the fact that their NFL pricing is tight. Like others have already said, you have to work hard to find value. I hope they stick with their current model.

  • emac

    Our fearless founder, Cal Spears aka Cal Pears, likes the salary modeling $100k lineup just fine!

    Nice work Cal :)

  • ouijacom

    hey @gberg823 I see you alot on the leaderboards of gpps on FantasyHub. What do you use for research? :D

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