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PostPosted: 05/04/17 4:11 pm    ::: Fan Duel offering WNBA Reply Reply with quote






I 'd prefer Yahoo, but I suppose this could be a start in that direction.



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PostPosted: 05/04/17 6:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This is really making the Liberty's sponsorship look kinda dumb.



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PostPosted: 05/04/17 6:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not necessarily - maybe Draft Queens will have a WNBA game.


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PostPosted: 05/06/17 7:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FanDuel will offer WNBA daily fantasy game this season

http://summitthoops.com/2017/05/05/fanduel-wnba-daily-fantasy-sports-2017/

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The WNBA will surely benefit from such a move, as it gives the casual fan a reason to pay attention throughout the season. FanDuel allows users to draft players and compete on a daily basis (hence the “daily” part of daily fantasy sports), either with friends or within a larger league.



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PostPosted: 05/06/17 11:49 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This is good news, and yes I will be playing. I wonder FD will have the late swap for the WNBA games?


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.wnba.com/news/wnba-fanduel-annouce-leagues-first-ever-one-dat-fantasy-game/

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Beginning with the WNBA’s 21st season, which tips off on Saturday, May 13, fans will be able to access the “Official One-Day Fantasy Game of the WNBA” and compete against others for daily WNBA prizes, including courtside tickets to regular season games, unique WNBA experiences, WNBA merchandise and memorabilia. The official one-day fantasy game, available throughout the entire WNBA regular season and playoffs, will be free to all fans via FanDuel.com, the FanDuel app and WNBA.com.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I play fanduel during the NBA season so I'm excited about this! Unfortunately the lack of reporting from teams will cause issues, just check player pricing and it's all over the place lol! Plus they have players who are still overseas listed as available....


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 10:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This is great for the league.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 10:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

In FanDuel, it's not really about having the best roster... it's about having the best roster that nobody else has. Confused

If everybody picks the most logical lineup, everybody ties, and the pot gets split up ~a thousand ways. Therefore, the strategy is to constantly pick long shots. You likely will lose 9 times out of 10, but if you win on that 10th, you'll win a huge portion of the pot and more than win back all the money that you lost previously. If you take the logical/safe lineup, you'll just win your money back at best.

For example, in the NFL daily leagues, you're better off including some random third-string wide receiver in your picks. If that 3WR gets a touchdown, you'll likely finish at the top. In the W, the amount of players in the pool isn't as large, so I foresee a lot of ties and similar lineups. Back when they had the Virtual GM, after the first few days, they would have a ~10,000-person tie for #1 on the Leaderboard... If they break that tie with a dice roll, you'll likely lose anyways, so why not take a long shot player and actually have a chance to win? Not exactly the game I prefer to play, but again, at least it's something...




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PostPosted: 05/11/17 12:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

i already got my lineup set and ready to go!


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 12:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For this... how does it work in the sense of money. I know you have to pay a s I see the options but do you pay every week or? Thanks.


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PostPosted: 05/12/17 3:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?t=85757



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 3:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

gethers22 wrote:
For this... how does it work in the sense of money. I know you have to pay a s I see the options but do you pay every week or? Thanks.


check out this article for a how-to:
http://www.shatteredbackboard.com/2017/05/12/wnba-daily-fantasy-part-1-want-play-get-started/



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 8:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

You have corrupted me. I have never bought a lottery ticket in my life. But, this is not gambling it is a game a skill against mainly basement dwellers.

To get your "Free Entries" I had to put up $10. I wonder how you get your money back out of this? Anyway, I entered 2 games. I either didn't understand it, or the Free entries only apply to certain games. I had to pay $1 to enter one of them. I did find one contest with no entry fee - but the prize is WNBA tickets. I usually can't even give away Dream tickets I can't use, so that may not be all that great. It looks like from the available players, that there are a lot of players listed no longer on teams, so maybe I have a chance.

BTW some of the games do have a lot of entrants so maybe this will spike interest in the WNBA among compulsive gamblers who have like basketball.

I guess I will read the instructions sometime.


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 1:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

if you guys have Stewart in your lineup like i did, take her out she is not playing today's game vs LA


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 1:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This game looks like it could be a lot of fun.



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PostPosted: 05/13/17 1:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I can't see how to change my entry - I did pick Stewart. Maybe it is too late before the game.


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 1:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I can't see how to change my entry - I did pick Stewart. Maybe it is too late before the game.


You should be able to in the "upcoming" tab at the bottom and then click on your entry (or whichever entry you want if you have multiple in the same contest). I just changed mine so it should still be open!


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 1:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
I can't see how to change my entry - I did pick Stewart. Maybe it is too late before the game.


you still have time before 3pm est, go to your top right hand corner of the screen and press that no face, then go to transaction history click the entry fee you did and look for where it says edit right next to export


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 3:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks. Next time I'll know how to do it.


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 8:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I won $543.50 and 2nd out of 25,907 in the WNBA tip-off challenge. I'll be playing again lol! Smile

I hope everyone else who played was as lucky!


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 8:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm shocked. I think I won $4. I was thinking I picked Adams but I didn't after all. I did pick Stewart. I got really lucky with J. Jones.

I wonder if I can get my money out now. I usually try to quit when I'm ahead.


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PostPosted: 05/13/17 10:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

London2toronto wrote:
I won $543.50 and 2nd out of 25,907 in the WNBA tip-off challenge. I'll be playing again lol! Smile

I hope everyone else who played was as lucky!


congrats. I won $8 and was happy! Laughing My biggest mistake was taking Sugar Rodgers Crying or Very sad



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PostPosted: 05/14/17 8:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Today will be the first time ever in a WNBA game I root for DT. I'm thinking the best strategy might be to pick games where no one plays much defense (Dallas/Pho might fit the bill.) Lots of possessions, lots of points, rebounds etc.


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PostPosted: 05/14/17 9:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Today will be the first time ever in a WNBA game I root for DT. I'm thinking the best strategy might be to pick games where no one plays much defense (Dallas/Pho might fit the bill.) Lots of possessions, lots of points, rebounds etc.

She seems like a solid fantasy choice this season, given that Phoenix is likely to be pretty average, and need her to throw up more FGA than usual.
Will she actually play today is what I am wondering.



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PostPosted: 05/14/17 9:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Will she actually play today is what I am wondering.


Only her dentist knows for sure



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PostPosted: 05/14/17 11:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe I should change my pick to someone certain to play. She is pretty cheap in fantasy dollars though.


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PostPosted: 05/14/17 12:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I won nothing, thanks to Sugar Rodgers Sad

Im goin with establish consistent players today and the rest of the season.


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PostPosted: 05/14/17 7:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
London2toronto wrote:
I won $543.50 and 2nd out of 25,907 in the WNBA tip-off challenge. I'll be playing again lol! Smile

I hope everyone else who played was as lucky!


congrats. I won $8 and was happy! Laughing My biggest mistake was taking Sugar Rodgers Crying or Very sad


Thanks! J. Jones definitely helped my case! I had 3 different lineup which helped. Not so successful today though lol! Taurasi and Diggins have tanked all my lineups. I'll be rolling the dice one more time and then I'll be done for the season lol!


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PostPosted: 05/14/17 9:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I spent $2 to win $6. Taurasi, Diggins and Christmas were losers for me. Worst game ever for Taurasi according to another thread - on the day I bet on her. (Yet another reason for me not to like her.) Fowles and Loyd saved me.


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 2:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I spent $2 to win $6. Taurasi, Diggins and Christmas were losers for me. Worst game ever for Taurasi according to another thread - on the day I bet on her. (Yet another reason for me not to like her.) Fowles and Loyd saved me.


She had her wedding the day before so hopefully you can forgive her for that shitty game Wink



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PostPosted: 05/15/17 6:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Randy wrote:
I spent $2 to win $6. Taurasi, Diggins and Christmas were losers for me. Worst game ever for Taurasi according to another thread - on the day I bet on her. (Yet another reason for me not to like her.) Fowles and Loyd saved me.


She had her wedding the day before so hopefully you can forgive her for that shitty game Wink


Honeymoon hangnover. I realize now how complex WNBA Fantasy is. You have to find out if a player got married the day before. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 8:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Randy wrote:
I spent $2 to win $6. Taurasi, Diggins and Christmas were losers for me. Worst game ever for Taurasi according to another thread - on the day I bet on her. (Yet another reason for me not to like her.) Fowles and Loyd saved me.


She had her wedding the day before so hopefully you can forgive her for that shitty game Wink


Honeymoon hangnover. I realize now how complex WNBA Fantasy is. You have to find out if a player got married the day before. Very Happy


And if they play back to back games as well, but Jewel Lloyd didnt have that problem lol she is my early MVP at the moment


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 9:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Fans also flocked to FanDuel to play WNBA daily fantasy games with more than 30,000 competing. There were nearly 26,000 players on FanDuel for the free tipoff challenge Saturday where the winner earned two courtside tickets to a game. Just over 10,000 fans played Sunday’s version of the game.

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PostPosted: 07/07/17 12:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FanDuel must be doing well with it because DraftKings is joining in

https://www.draftkings.com/wnba



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PostPosted: 07/08/17 8:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
FanDuel must be doing well with it because DraftKings is joining in

https://www.draftkings.com/wnba


Maybe now they'll activate around their Libs sponsorship...cmon not even an ad on the jumbotron?



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PostPosted: 07/08/17 8:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Probably give double fantasy points for Libs


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PostPosted: 07/08/17 9:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Probably give double fantasy points for Libs


I was going to say, do Liberty fans have an advantage? Show your Liberty ticket and get a free play?



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PostPosted: 07/08/17 10:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BTW - for the WNBA games shouldn't it be called Draft Queens? Although for some of the W players Draft Princesses or Draft Divas might be better.


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PostPosted: 07/13/17 3:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Got an email today from Fan Duel saying that they are no longer planning to merge with Draft Kings. Perhaps that is why Draft Kings has now entered the WNBA market - if the two merged there would have been less reason to develop their own WNBA program.


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