Australian Daily Fantasy Sports platforms are popping up everywhere and FanSports is another great option for players.
FanSports have a nice clean interface and color scheme that make for an enjoyable experience as you navigate around.
At this stage they are a very small time player in the Australian DFS market with only a few contests each week and a handful of players trying their hands at the contests.
*FanSports contests will activate if entries reach 20% of the max contest size. The contest prize pool and distribution of prizes will adjust relative to the number of entrants participating.* This is very similar to the other DFS sites out there.
ABOUT FAN SPORTS – DAILY FANTASY SPORTS CONTESTS
The first thing to note is the pricing structure is different to what we are used to on Moneyball. On today’s slate alone you can see 7 players priced above $13,000 whereas on Moneyball on the same day there is no player priced at more than $11,300.
This is because the starting salaries are different. NBA contests on FanSports have a $90,000 salary cap whereas on Moneyball the cap is set at $60,000. In both contests you select nine players, which is also how many players you need to select on FanDuel.
Two at each of the five basketball positions except Centre where you only need to select one. That’s kind of like how you only need to pick one ruck in AFL lineups but multiple midfielders, defenders and forwards.
The scoring system is also similar to that of Moneyball and FanDuel (see below).
The player information available isn’t as comprehensive as other websites out there like Moneyball but that will no doubt improve as the site grows and more players are playing FanSports contests.