fantasy sports

  • FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

    FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

    If you’ve ever played daily fantasy sports you’re familiar with the standard workflow – you browse 5 or 6 sites to research players, switch over to the FanDuel or DraftKings app to pick your lineup, then go right back to switching between those sites to make sure nothing changes before kickoff. FanDuel wants to condense this research into one place, so it’s launching a… Read More

  • Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

    Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

    Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. It’s essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects they’re passionate about. These discussions happen in channels – some of which are created by the company and… Read More

  • Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

    Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

    Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You’re usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless hours researching statistics to craft the perfect lineup. Gameday, a startup part of Y Combinator’s Summer ’17 batch, wants to change this by making a few tweaks to daily fantasy… Read More

  • M&A
    DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge

    DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge

    DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest daily fantasy sports platforms that originally announced their intention to merge, have called it quits. This comes a month after the FTC announced they would sue to block the merger to prevent a potential monopoly in the industry, as the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests. Read More

  • The FTC is attempting to block the DraftKings-FanDuel merger

    The FTC is attempting to block the DraftKings-FanDuel merger

    The Federal Trade Commission just announced it will authorize legal action to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports sites in the U.S. Specifically, the commission will jointly file a complaint with the Attorneys General in California and the District of Columbia seeking a preliminary injection to stop the deal. They will also issue an… Read More

  • Boom Fantasy raises $2M, betting that fans want a simpler version of fantasy sports

    Boom Fantasy raises $2M, betting that fans want a simpler version of fantasy sports

    Daily fantasy sports are too complicated for the average fan. Or at least that’s the thesis behind Boom Fantasy, a daily fantasy sports experience designed for the everyday sports fan. Instead of sorting through thousands of players to craft lineups from scratch, Boom Fantasy players answer a series of simple questions – like “who will score more points tonight, Lebron James… Read More

  • The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball

    The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball

    While it’s clear that daily fantasy sports games like the ones offered by DraftKings and FanDuel make watching sports more exciting, they aren’t necessarily the best companion if you’re focused on watching one team play. Let’s use The NFL as an example. Any given Sunday your daily fantasy sports team can have players from 9 different teams – potentially… Read More

  • Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

    Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

    After months of speculations and rumors that the deal was all but closed, we finally have confirmation that DraftKings and FanDuel will merge into one company. The move is being called a “strategic merger of equals.” While the company isn’t yet announcing how the combined organization will be structured, we do know that DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will become CEO of the… Read More

  • ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

    ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

    Update: Service has been restored and ESPN provided us with the following statement: “ESPN Fantasy is restored and we will continue to monitor. We identified a backend data access issue and resolved as quickly as possible. The issue did not impact data for teams, leagues or rosters. We sincerely apologize to all ESPN fantasy users.” As if the rising popularity of daily fantasy… Read More