Fantasy sports platforms are currently exploding in popularity. In years past, fantasy sports leagues were simply held between friends using pieces of paper or even charts made out in local newspapers. Due to the creation of the internet, however, we can now enjoy fantasy sports through smartphones and other digital mediums.

Platforms such as FanDuel and DraftKings have brought fantasy sports to the center stage. We can now enter competitions and create our dream teams in competitions such as MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA.

This article looks at why fantasy sports platforms are so much fun and why sporting fans are going crazy for them:

1. Fantasy sports leagues allow you to create your ultimate sporting team

This is one of the main reasons fans love fantasy sports leagues. Where else can you create your ultimate team by picking the top players from various teams? Imagine creating an NBA team composed of LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Anthony Davies? Fantasy sports appeal to our imagination and competitive nature and let us play out our sporting fantasies.


2. Fantasy sports leagues allow you to compete against your friends and people around the world

Many sports fans are competitive and this competitive element of fantasy sports platforms such as FanDuel is truly appealing. Users can enter tournaments and leagues and compete against friends to see who picks the best team. Furthermore, users can duke it out with people from around the world to see who the ultimate fantasy sports player is.


3. You can potentially win cash prizes competing in fantasy sports competitions

This is an element that really makes online fantasy sports platforms shine – cash prizes! FanDuel and DraftKings, for example, allow users to win money through tournaments and competitions and they can also bet on sporting events and games. Research that was done at suggests that these prizes can get as large as $1 million, so it’s definitely possible to win big if you play your cards right.

4. You can check your fantasy team from anywhere on your smartphone

The accessibility of fantasy sports leagues is a big plus. You can literally open your DraftKings app, for example, and make changes to your team whilst you are sat at work or on the train. Never before have sporting fans had this kind of accessibility to their fantasy sports leagues and teams.


5. You can immerse yourself in the platform with stats, figures, and reviews

Finally, the complexity of online fantasy sports leagues has increased greatly and users can now fully immerse themselves in their leagues with a plethora of stats and figures. DraftKings and FanDuel both provide loads of useful stats, such as individual game stats, together with season stats. This really enhances the user’s experience and also allows them to make more informed decisions about their teams.


As you can see, fantasy sports platforms have revolutionized the betting world and have brought a whole new level of fun and excitement to the world of sport. Please take the time to look at a much more detailed Infographic showing how big the growth truly is!

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