What is the Best Daily Fantasy Sports App?

What is the Best Daily Fantasy Sports App?

For those of us that have been involved in Daily Fantasy Sports, it’s hard to imagine that so many fantasy players are still not involved in the industry in 2019. We all love season-long fantasy sports, and DFS takes absolutely nothing away from that love, daily fantasy is simply a way for us to get even more fantasy action.

The beautiful part of all of the daily fantasy sports sites we cover on this page is that you can play for free. In fact, DraftKings has four free NFL Week 7 contests that are paying out over $30,000! Beyond that, you can always find free head-to-head contests and tournaments on any of the major sites.

There are two ways to browse our updated DFS app rankings for 2019: select the option below that best matches what you are looking for, or simply scroll through and read up on each platform. If you have questions about any of our recommendations you can always feel free to reach out to our team for answers.

All I care about is fantasy football, and need an app that looks amazing and functions flawlessly. I need a ton of different sports, huge prize pools, and unique roster structures and scoring.

I need a daily fantasy app that also has some classic fantasy functions like serpentine style drafts.I need a DFS app that most closely resembles sports betting and prop betting.


fanduel-fantasy-appFanDuel is one of two brands cemented at the top of this industry. They offer the most polished app, website, and mobile website in the industry. Their user experience is second to none and has frequently been described as flawless.

FanDuel offers a daily fantasy product that is well thought out, extremely easy to learn, and extremely easy to win. They have GPPs that have paid out as much as $2 million to the winner, or head-to-head contests that allow you to challenge one other player, or free tournaments that let you test your skills against hundreds or thousands of other players.

If you are new to daily fantasy sports, FanDuel is the likely the app for you. Just stick to their beginner contests, and focus on 50/50 contests for your first couple weeks.

Download FanDuel


draftkings-fantasy-appDraftKings joined FanDuel as one of the two major players in the fantasy industry in late 2014 early 2015. They offer a wide range of daily fantasy sports including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, PGA, UFC, Nascar, EPL, and more.

Fantasy football on DraftKings differs from FanDuel in a few ways. For one, you get a flex position instead of the kicker, and secondly, it is a full-ppr scoring league, and players also receive bonuses for 100+ yard rushing/receiving games and 300+ yard passing games. All of these differences should effect the way you build your lineups.

While DraftKings app and mobile website isn’t quite to the level of FanDuel’s in terms of user interface. It is easy to use, never slow, never down, and a blast to use. DraftKings offers the largest GPPs in the industry, including a $3 week 1 tournament with a $1 Million top prize.

Download DraftKings

draft app review


play draft app reviewAs an avid player on both FanDuel and DraftKings, I came into Draft a little skeptical. It is an ‘app-only’ fantasy product, meaning there is no actual website to play on. However, after spending the entire last season playing on this app, I came away completely impressed.

Let me put it this way, my weekly routine consists of four fantasy products: season long leagues, FanDuel, DraftKings, and the Draft app. How did Draft get into the discussion? It requires no time at all to use, offers a completely unique take on daily fantasy, and has more than enough traffic for you to always be able to find a draft.

On Draft, you face off head-to-head with another player, in a serpentine style draft for that day or week’s games. The first pick is randomly selected, and the other user gets picks 2 and 3, then back for 4 and 5, as shown in the graphic to the right. Tracking your contests works the same as it would on FanDuel and DraftKings and payouts are made immediately.

This app is perfect for the FanDuel or DraftKings user looking for something else, or for the season long player that wants a similar product that doesn’t require a ton of research.

Download Draft

Monkey Knife Fight

is monkey knife fight the best DFS appMonkey Knife Fight somewhat snuck up on the DFS industry last season. They came up with a genious solution to a problem that has plagued the DFS industry for years, and that is Pros vs Joes.

The skills trasition or many people moving from either sports betting or season long fantasy into daily fantasy is not a steep hill to climb. The concept is simple, scoring is straight forward, and rake is an easy concept to grasp. The issue is understanding contest selection and bankroll management. By entering the wrong contests you open yourself up to the sharks of the industry that abuse entry limits and feast on new players.

With Monkey Knife Fight you are only competing against the house. It’s simple over-under bets, or prop bets, that include everything from yardage and touchdowns to total fantasy points scored. You compete against a number that the house, Monkey Knife Fight, determines. It is a format that we absolutely love, and has become a mainstay of the Hello Rookie podcast. We close most shows with a series of Monkey Knife Fight contests.

Download Monkey Knife Fight

Yahoo Fantasy App

yahoo-fantasy-appYes, Yahoo offers Daily Fantasy! Not only does Yahoo offer DFS, but they are one of the fastest growing names in the industry. This should come as now surprise, as arguably the biggest name in season long fantasy sports, they have access to one of the largest pools of fantasy players in the industry.

For those of you that use the Yahoo! Fantasy app to manage your season-long fantasy football team, it may be worth a look as a daily fantasy app as well. You can view their lobby, build rosters, and ever contests right from the same app.

In terms of looks and functionality, it is right up there with FanDuel and DraftKings. The overall look is maybe a notch above DraftKings and below FanDuel, but the in-game features, tracking and size of GPP contests can’t compete with either site. It does, however, do a great job of not catering to ‘sharks’ that enter tens-of-thousands of contests every week and hunt out weaker players.

Yahoo! fantasy is a great option if you are looking for a mainstream company, a product developed for the little guy, maybe without the massive 7-figure prizes, but just about every other feature you could want from a DFS provider.

Download Yahoo! Fantasy

3 Replies to “What is the Best Daily Fantasy Sports App?”

  1. Has anyone tried Super Draft? I played on it last night. Did a contest that let me create a lineup with no cap restrictions which I’ve never done or seen before. Very fun. Interested in hearing how people like it.

    1. Hey Chris, we haven’t tried your platform yet. It looks pretty solid though. We’ll put it on the list of things to do and cover. Thanks for reaching out, even if it is shameless plugging.

  2. Also, word on the street is that Yahoo is making some big moves. It’ll be interesting to see what they roll out for the 2019 – 2020 fantasy football season.

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