We obviously know Yahoo as a web service provider, but they also offer daily fantasy sports. Great news for the sports fanatics amongst us! Yahoo started offering fantasy sports in 2016 and have quickly grown a big fan-base. In the below, you’ll read more about what we think of the site.
Daily Fantasy sports (DFS)
Yahoo offers a selection of both free and money DFS competitions. If you’ve played fantasy sports at one of the big sites like DraftKings or FanDuel before, you’ll notice that Yahoo’s site works pretty much the same. In order to participate in a league, you get to buy players for your team. Yahoo has a fictional $200 budget to purchase players. You are given a particular budget that you can’t exceed and then the competition begins. Yahoo is most known for their daily fantasy competitions, each of these has a fictional $200 budget to purchase players.
One thing that makes Yahoo fantasy sports stand out in comparison to the rest is that it offers an extensive database of information about past leagues. On the site, you can simply head to the league archive and find records related to previous performance. That can include valuable information like the team that has won the most points in a week, or the most points of the season and much more.
Yahoo has managed to build its player base very quickly. Part of their success can be explained by the easy to use the website. It doesn’t look super modern or sleek, yet it offers a nice overview that allows for easing into the process of signing up and picking the perfect league. The site’s organization also caters for beginning fantasy players. There are extensive guides, FAQ’s and tutorials, which many other sites don’t offer. Additionally, you’ll find the latest news that can be a helpful source to pick the right leagues and assemble the best team for making money playing fantasy sports.
Yahoo doesn’t have a lot of promotions, but it does have a welcome bonus when you sign up for an account. Depending on the amount you deposit in your account, you can receive a number of rewards points. You can use these points to participate in new leagues. When it comes to winning, each league you join will communicate beforehand the potential prize money. There is a great level of transparency what’s in it for you, which is great. The more leagues you join, the more reward points you can collect. Which you can then use again to participate in new leagues. And it goes on and on! You can view your current number of points under the Yahoo Sports Rewards Points on your account page.
The main method of deposit is PayPal, a great safe and efficient banking option. As far as we can see, currently there are no other deposit options available. However, PayPal is simple and universal in the sense that you can link it to a bank account or credit card and transfer funds accordingly.
After you’ve signed up for an account at Yahoo, you can browse the page for leagues that are of interest. The site provides all the information when you click on a league. Details like the amount you have to pay to enter, number of participants, prizes and so on. After you enter a league, you’ll get to a page with an overview of available players that you can select. You might already have a favorite list ready, but if not, you can right there and then click on the names of players to find additional information. After completing your team draft, you can submit the lineup. Each league varies in entry money, there are leagues you can join from as little as a dollar to ones with an entry fee of $1000.
Yahoo on mobile
You can play Yahoo daily fantasy sports on your mobile phone. The website is optimized for mobile devices, which means that you can simply browse to the site and play. However, there is also an app which might be more convenient depending on your preference. You can download the Yahoo app to play daily fantasy sports from the Apple or Google Play store. Which means that you can use the app for both iOs and Android. The app is well laid out, it’s easy to manage the roster and see what contests are available to join. The Yahoo fantasy sports app has actually won several prizes in the last few years, so that definitely says something in terms of usability.