To win the lottery, you need to buy a ticket, as the saying goes. And the same is obviously true with daily fantasy football – you cannot win big cash prizes unless you join a game.
The lobby is the heart of the daily fantasy football experience on most websites. This is where you will find the various tournaments that are available to play. Tournaments can be called games or contests or sometimes leagues, but they all mean the same thing.
Players can manipulate the list of contests in a number of different ways in the lobby. For example, it is possible to see the games that are starting the soonest at the top of the screen, which is useful if you are looking for a contest that gets underway shortly.
Beginners may prefer to list the games by entry fee, with the smaller entry fees located at the top of the list. This is also the best way to find the freeroll games that are available to play on your chosen daily fantasy football website.
Some daily fantasy football sites cover other sports too, for instance baseball, American football, basketball or hockey. If this is the case, then you can usually strip out games for other sports you are not interested in by clicking on the football icon.
Things to keep in mind when selecting a daily fantasy football contest include the number of people who have entered and the amount of money up for grabs in the prize pot.
It goes without saying that the most popular daily fantasy football tournaments are extremely hard to win, even though they might well have the largest rewards up for grabs.
Once you have found a fantasy football contest you want to play, joining a game is easy. The button is usually marked Enter, Join or Play and when you click it the site will take you on to the team selection screen.