More North American team sports are returning soon, and that means the return of daily fantasy sports contests as well. FanDuel recently announced that it has given bonus site credit to its customers, totaling more than $80 million.
FanDuel has added $10 to all US player accounts, for use in online DFS play or sports wagering. For Tennesseans, that means some free chances to win real money.
Details on the FanDuel site credit
On Tuesday, FanDuel alerted everyone to its news. All eligible US accounts got a $10 credit. The only condition on the site credit is that it expires on Aug. 2. Of course, how you use that partially depends on where in the US you’re located.
FanDuel Sportsbook is not accepting wagers in Tennessee, at least not yet. Tennesseans who travel to other states where FanDuel Sportsbook does operate online, like Indiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, can use the credit to place wagers.
Although three potential online sportsbook operators have submitted partial applications in Tennessee, there is no official news about which companies have done so. The Tennessee Lottery hasn’t issued any updates since the middle of June on that process.
For now, FanDuel customers in Tennessee can use the $10 credit to play DFS contests. There is a great variety there. That goes for not only entry fees, but sports as well.
FanDuel is currently offering DFS contests based on MLB and WNBA regular-season games. Both of those leagues expect to start playing this weekend. Entry fees range from just a couple of bucks to hundreds of dollars.
FanDuel is sure to also offer contests based on the resumed NBA and NHL seasons when those happen. Those contests may be of greater interest to Tennessee sports fans. The NBA is scheduled to return on July 30, and the NHL is scheduled to return Aug. 1.
Tennessee athletes eligible for play in upcoming DFS contests
Several former Tennessee Volunteers women’s basketball players will be on the court when the WNBA starts its 2020 season. These include Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields, and Atlanta Dream forward Shekinna Stricklen.
In addition, a litany of Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators players will be available for rostering in FanDuel’s basketball and hockey contests. The fantasy heavy-hitters on those teams include:
- Jonas Valanciunas: 14.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game
- Ja Morant: 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 0.9 steals per game
- Jaren Jackson Jr.: 16.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 blocks per game
- Filip Forsberg: 48 points, 21 goals, 27 assists
- Roman Josi: 65 points, 16 goals, 49 assists
- Juuse Saros: 17 wins, four shutouts, .914 save percentage
With FanDuel customers all over the nation enjoying the free credit, it’s likely the company will offer a healthy volume of plays. Those who have the best models for predicting player performances could win big. If it comes as a result of playing for free, that makes any winnings even sweeter.