Fantasy sports leagues have been huge news for years now, with the culture of playing in leagues against friends so ingrained in our society that there are even TV shows made about it. However, for busy people, no matter how much they want to play a fun game (with a possibility of cash prizes in some leagues) where their knowledge and predictions for their favourite sports could help them, committing to setting line ups every week, staying on top of injury news and everything else it takes to do well in a fantasy league can be too much.

This is where the concept of daily fantasy leagues can truly pay off. They allow you to compete in leagues against real people that take place for one day only, so you have all the fun and competition of a conventional league, all based on real sports events, but you only have to play when you want to.

Playing Fantasy Leagues Daily on the Go

One of the great things about daily fantasy leagues is that (assuming you choose a platform that supports it), you can play on a mobile device and follow your team’s progress throughout the day no matter where you are. If you like to travel to live sports events, for example, you can be checking out how your fantasy baseball team for the day is doing while you also enjoy watching your favourite team (this may have surprising effects on who you find yourself cheering for at the game!). You can also play at work, or while traveling – in fact, anywhere you can get mobile internet, so whenever you are having a day where you know you will want a bit of leisure time and something exciting to do, you can join a daily league.

Daily Leagues Are Growing in Popularity

While the idea seemed really novel a couple of years back, daily leagues in fantasy sports are catching on at a huge rate, which means the prize pools are getting bigger and there are always people to pit yourself against. There are the same kind of resources available to help you in your picks as there are for traditional style, season long fantasy leagues too, so you can follow your most trusted sports pundits for advice just as before – the only real difference is the instant gratification of being able to complete a league in a day, and the fact that if you lose a game it won’t wreck your whole year’s fantasy progress, you can just try again on the next game day!

If you loved the concept of fantasy leagues before but felt you didn’t have the time to commit to a season long league, or perhaps the player knowledge to compete with your friends across an entire season, then it really is worth considering daily leagues as a way to better enjoy your favorite sports. By playing only when you know you have time and from anywhere, you can have all the competitive fun with none of the downsides.