Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football is now live and we are making some big changes to the platform. To celebrate the launch of the football season, we are giving every Yahoo user an opportunity to claim $10 in contest entry credit* issued as Yahoo Sports Rewards Points. Click here to claim your credit.
We are also excited to announce that our multi-entry Yahoo Daily Fantasy contests, which are among our largest prized contests, will now be shark-free! Our multi-entry daily fantasy contests will now be restricting those who are deemed as “Super-Veterans” which will enhance the experience for fantasy fans and offer more ways to get in on the action. See below for additional details on Yahoo Daily Fantasy being shark-free. Join one of our shark-free football contests now and also check out some of the new updates for football season below:
Take advantage of the $10 contest entry credit and join the $1 Million Baller Contest. The baller contest is our highest prized weekly daily fantasy contest and is now shark-free.
Our new football single game contests are now available on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights of the football season. The largest single game contests will be multi-entry and shark-free!
Yahoo will be hosting its first ever Yahoo Fantasy Football Championship live finals event in December. Players who qualify will be treated to a VIP weekend experience including entry to an exclusive $200K live Yahoo Daily Fantasy contest. Learn more here.
Our annual NFL Yahoo Cup is now available to play. The Yahoo Cup is completely free to enter and there will be $150K in total prizes, including weekly entry to our exclusive Yahoo Fantasy Football Championship live finals event.
*Contest entry credits issued as Yahoo Sports Rewards Points (YSRP). These YSRP will expire within 30 days after issuance if you do not enter a paid daily fantasy contest or paid fantasy league. YSRP have no cash value and cannot be exchanged for cash. Terms apply. See full Rewards Terms.
Please see below for more information on how Yahoo is making Daily Fantasy shark-free:
What does this mean?
We have identified and begun to restrict the activity of certain users on Yahoo Daily Fantasy who have reached certain skill thresholds. These players, who have a significant amount in net profits, fall into a new category we are naming “Super Veterans”. Super Veterans are no longer able to play multi-entry contests on Yahoo Daily Fantasy. This will give other Yahoo Daily Fantasy players an opportunity to win our biggest cash prizes.
Super Veterans will be given a new badge that will be clearly visible to all users. Super Veterans will still be allowed to create head to head contests and enter contests where only one entry is permitted. However, Super Veterans, like Veterans, are restricted from ‘Rookie’ or ‘No Veterans’ contests of any type — single or multi-entry.
‘How did you come up with the criteria for Super Veterans?’
How we came up with the criteria is very simple. We looked at the players who won a) most consistently and b) in large amounts and found that their impact on other players' opportunities to win was significant and that by limiting those players we could help thousands of other players win more.
‘Aren’t you damaging your profitability and the size of your contests by eliminating such volume?’
No, we believe that existing players will play more and new players will join to play on Yahoo versus other sites. We believe these changes create a fairer playing field that will result in increased engagement.
‘If I suddenly win big won’t I be banned?’
No, we only restrict players who consistently win large amounts over time.
‘What are the criteria for Super Veterans? Why don’t you publish them?’
We look at net winnings over time and there are thresholds for percentage of profit (ROI) as well as total volume. We are not sharing the specific thresholds as we continue to evaluate them over time.
Hope to see you compete for some cash prizes! Check out the lobby to get started.