The League is a favourite show among me and my buddies. Check it out if you have a chance.
The League is one of the best shows on TV. Check it out if you have a chance.

As a Canadian there is a very good chance that you have participated in a fantasy hockey league with your friends at some point in your life.  I was involved in hockey pools with my buddies as early as elementary school and in more recent years we have added NBA and NFL fantasy leagues to our yearly sports knowledge competitions.

Season long fantasy leagues with buddies are great, but there is one flaw.  The season is a long time frame and if you fall behind early it is easy to lose interest in the league.

That’s where daily fantasy leagues come in.  Daily fantasy sports is a popular fantasy sports format that boomed in popularity in the 2010’s.

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Plus, fantasy sports is considered a “skill game” so it not even really considered gambling. How fantasy sports is considered a skill game and poker is not is beyond me, but I’m definitely not mad about it.

Daily fantasy basically takes the thrill of a season long fantasy league and condenses it into a single day or week league.  You pick your team for that day/week and battle other fantasy players with the top teams for that night winning the prizes.

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#Ad is offering free-to-play daily fantasy contests with lucrative prize pools in a variety of sports. I check in with them daily to join the contests and try to win a big prize.

Picking Players

The first thing you have to do is find a contest.  First, select ‘Daily Lineups’ from the top menu bar at and select the contest you want to enter.

Next you will have to pick your lineup, while staying under the salary cap of $50,000.  Each player is assigned a salary based on their point potential in that contest.

Keeping with the NBA example you will need 8 players total. A minimum of 1 player at each position, and a maximum of 2 centers, 3 small forwards, 3 power forwards, 3 point guards, and 3 shooting guards.


It’s very important that you understand the scoring for your fantasy league.  The scoring plays a huge factor in which players are the most valuable at each position in your league.