For the uninformed people of fantasy sports, you might have heard about this hot new genre called daily fantasy sports. I’ve been combing the Internet, and I can’t seem to find a simple explanation on the difference between daily fantasy sports and the seasonal one. So, here’s a simple table to illustrate the difference among the two.
|Seasonal Fantasy||Daily Fantasy|
|Gameplay||Draft your fantasy (virtual) team consisting of a number of players from a single sport. Earn fantasy points from their stats (goals, touchdowns, rebounds, etc). Highest accumulated fantasy points wins||Similar to seasonal fantasy|
|Duration||The entire season||Daily or weekly|
|What is at stake||Mainly pride||Money. Everyone that joins a daily fantasy contest (league) has to put in an equal amount of money and if their team wins, they win the pool of money|
|How many fantasy teams per user||Typically one, but you can also join more than one. It takes a lot of effort and time to manage multiple fantasy teams for the entire season.||Typically more than one since the motivation is to win money so the more contests you join, the more chance you can win|