My first experience with fantasy sports was with football. Despite being at a stats site here, I had never played fantasy baseball; the constant roster management for a 162-game season did not entice me. 16 games with football seemed much more manageable. I ended up having quite a bit of fun. It was, however, not a daily fantasy league.
Daily Fantasy, in case you have not heard of it, allows you to create rosters for that day's slate of games. If you mess up, well, you can try again the next day with a whole new slate of players. That wasn't the case with my fantasy football team (though I drafted OK). FanDuel is SB Nation's exclusive partner for Daily Fantasy leagues. You can find the rules here. FanDuel is trying something new this year that will allow new users to get a refund if they lose their first game.
It is fairly simple to play. You choose the league in which you want to play, for which there is no season-long commitment. You pick your players and stay under the salary cap, and then you watch the games and see how your players scored. The highest scoring team wins. Simple. If you want to give it a try, go ahead and click here.
Time to put Mike Trout everywhere. Or Bryce Harper. Or Paul Goldschmidt. Or Joey Votto. Or Kenta Maeda. I hear he has power.
**I was given $50 to try FanDuel last year, and FanDuel is obviously sponsoring this post. Did I mention the exclusive partnership?