Daily Fantasy College Football Options for the 2018 Season
Latest update: September 15, 2018
Details of CFB’s Return to DraftKings
The return of college football to DraftKings caught a lot of people by surprise as it happened quietly and didn’t get a ton of press. It is likely DK doesn’t want to make a huge deal out of the return of college football to daily fantasy as the NCAA is certainly going to be disappointed in the decision.
Why did CFB go away and why is it able to come back now? College football was removed from the FanDuel and DraftKings websites essentially as a negotiation tool with states that wanted to ban DFS altogether. More specifically, New York. With a much more favorable legal environment, it seems that DraftKings is prepared to offer college football contests in states where it isn’t specifically banned.
The chart below provides you with a list of states that are eligible to play fantasy college football on DrafKings:
|New Jersey||New Mexico||North Carolina||North Dakota|
|Oklahoma||Oregon||Rhode Island||South Carolina|
|South Dakota||Texas||Virginia||West Virginia|
As of August 24th, the only place to play daily fantasy CFB nationwide is at FanPicks. FanPicks operates in all 50 states, so if you live in a state that DraftKings is not operating in or not offering college football in, then FanPicks is the site for you.
We played on FanPicks throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and were happy with their website, user experience, variety contests, and deposit/payout process. They are back for the 2018 CFB season with a redesigned and much improved product.
New users only: Register at Fan Picks today, using our exclusive promo code below and receive an industry leading 110% bonus on your initial deposit.
Fan Picks filled over 10,000 college football contests last season and have already filled over 400 contests in the 2017 season. Spots are filling up fast for the Thursday slate, and we expect Saturday to be full well before the games arrive. Once you have registered, if you are looking for some CFB content to get you started, check our college football section for articles covering all thing Fan Picks and fantasy CFB for this week.
For those of you that may be on the fence about trying a website other than FanDuel, DraftKings, or Yahoo, Fan Picks has passed all of our (and our reader’s) tests with flying colors. Customer support is considerably better than either of the two big names in this industry, withdraw payments are processed fast and with no questions asked, and they have made improvements on their contests, website, and payout structures every week.
Start small, try a $10 deposit with our promo code to get you going, give them a chance, we think you are going to enjoy playing on Fan Picks, and will of course love playing fantasy college football.
Please note the image below if from their format two seasons ago, the product has been completely revamped and looks phenomenal.
The Status of Fantasy College Football
Again, we wrote the following article back in April of 2016, and as of September 2017, we are down to one CFB website.
The latest announcement from FanDuel and DraftKings, suspending all college sports contests, has a lot of DFS players wondering, where can I play daily fantasy college football? Years ago, we built our brand on college football and think that, whether played for money or not, it’s one of the most entertaining games on the planet.
Keeping that in mind, we are dedicated to helping our readers find every site they can play daily fantasy on, and providing you a quick review of what you can expect when playing there. With the two major names in this industry out of fantasy college football, we are left with some smaller, less known companies, but a few of these websites offer fun, unique contests, that pay out fast.
The Future of Daily Fantasy College Football
We don’t see a situation in which DFS college football goes away for good… it’s just too popular and frankly the NCAA doesn’t have a leg to stand on in this fight. Look for websites that stay in the game and offer college football to grow in popularity because of it. Make sure you do your part by voicing your opinion that DFS is a game of skill and that your right to play daily fantasy college football matters.
To me, no sport offers a bigger challenge than college football. Information is limited, the variety of teams, conferences, and styles of play forces you to really know the game to find success. We believe that not only is college football an integral part of this industry, but is exactly what daily fantasy is all about: skill.