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FanDuel for TDS Readers

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Hello faithful readers.

Our network, SB Nation, and daily fantasy sports site FanDuel have partnered for the 2014-2015 NBA season, meaning good stuff coming to our readers if you like fantasy NBA.

Disclosure: Even though this is a sponsored post with affiliate links, all of the opinions in this post are my own. And as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games.

I'm going to be doing weekly content with posts about fantasy tips and advice from playing the games. There will be tournaments and stuff among TDS readers. It should be fun.

I could go on and try to write three or four paragraphs explaining how to do it, but my man Akis Yerocostas at Sactown Royalty did a pretty great job of it already, so I won't deprive you of it just because you're Rockets fans, so here it is:

FanDuel can be played either for free or for actual money, and the way it works is that you're given a set salary cap and tasked with creating a team of players for that night's action. You're competing with sometimes thousands of other players, and prizes are doled out on a sliding scale. For example in one contest with a $2 buy-in going on for tonight's opening action, the top prize is $6,000 for having the highest scoring team, but it scales all the way to $5 if you finished in the 1,501 - 6820 range. Here's a handy link to their NBA contest beginner guide.

The cool thing about FanDuel is that you can start over fresh each day, not having to worry about choosing a team once and riding them for the entire year. That also means you can play when you want, and not worry about tweaking your rotations every day to adjust for each game, injury, etc.

If you want to play, go here.

Here's a link to FanDuel's rules, and remember that you must be 18 years or older and live in the US or Canada to play. Please note that residents of AZ, IA, LA, MT and WA cannot play for money.