Fantasy basketball is played the same way as other fantasy sports. The goal is to draft a team of real players from the league – notably the American NBA, and win points based on how well their team performs on the court.
Which ever fantasy basketball team manager scores the most points wins a prize. Most American fantasy basketball games cover college matches as well as NBA games. There are even professional fantasy basketball players who earn their living playing daily fantasy basketball games.
How to choose DFS NBA players?
As with all fantasy sports, it is wise to choose players who are likely to get a lot of time on court. The more they play, the more likely they are to score points – the more real-life points they score, the more fantasy points they score. Watch out for injuries in the run-in to a fantasy basketball competition, and take note of who enjoys home advantage.
Play Fantasy Basketball at these DFS sites in USA:
Fantasy sports games – such as fantasy basketball – remained legal all over the USA apart from Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington, despite the federal ban on sports betting between 1992 and 2018, because Fantasy Sports have been classed as games of skill, rather than games of chance because gamblers do not bet directly on the outcome of single sporting events.
In total, the fantasy sports market is said to be worth an estimated USD 7.22 billion annually, according to the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA), which represents more than 150 companies across the USA and Canada that are involved in the fantasy sports and newly legalised sports betting industries.
The DFS NBA betting market in USA is dominated by DraftKings and FanDuel, who between them have a 90 percent share of the fantasy sports market in America – though, as in all things, each site has its pros and cons. Meanwhile, CBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports, and ESPN offer well-renowned free games.