Daily fantasy sports has become big business, giving sports fans new and exciting ways to wager money on the sports, teams, and players that they follow. Unlike simply betting on which team will win any given game, daily fantasy sports events allow bettors to channel their inner GM, building a roster of players on a limited budget and putting it up against the rosters of the other event participants.
However, daily fantasy sports games also come with some added risks. Unlike betting on the outcome of matches, where your destiny is essentially in your own hands, competing against other players raises the risk of simply being outplayed repeatedly by skilled players who consistently build better teams than you with better odds of success.
With this quiz, we want to test our intrepid readers' ability to build a successful daily fantasy team. You're tasked with building a roster of 25 players, choosing between two options for each question. Included is the cost of the player based on DraftKings' standard system of having a budget of $50,000 to build a team of 9 players. While you're not actually restricted to any kind of budget in this quiz, your choices will be graded based on the value of the pick.
Do you have what it takes to win money on DraftKings? Build your daily fantasy team and find out!
1Choose A Center
It's hard to bet against Stamkos, but he has hit a bit of a rough patch of late (for him), with just 8 points in his last 12 games. Seguin meanwhile has 7 goals and 11 points in his last 8 games, as Dallas' top line has been red-hot of late.
2Choose A Winger
Taylor Hall's starting to turn it on in New Jersey, with 9 points in his last 7 games, as the surprising Devils try to maintain their playoff pace. After a torrid start to the year, Tarasenko has just 6 goals and 14 points in his last 21 games and played less than 16 minutes in a 2-1 win over Vegas on Thursday, his lowest ice time of the year.
3Choose A Defenseman
The former teammates face off in this challenge, and while their offensive numbers are similar in terms of points, Suter has a big edge in blocked shots (79-53), while Josi more than makes up for that with his 129 shots on goal, 40 more than Suter has taken. Josi has just 3 points in his last 10 games however.
4Choose A Utility Player
Rantanen and linemate Nathan Mackinnon are one of the hottest duos in hockey right now, racking up another 3 points each on Saturday night. For Rantanen, it was his third-straight multi-point game, pushing his points-per-game for the season to an even 1. Eberle's going in the opposite direction, with just a single point in his past 6 games.