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SB Nation, FanDuel continue partnership in 2015 season with $6,000 MLB Opening Day fantasy contest

SB Nation and FanDuel are partners once more, joining forces to bring baseball fans a one-day, $6,000 fantasy baseball contest on Opening Day.

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We would like to take this opportunity to present a picture of Mookie Betts, because Mookie Betts is awesome!
We would like to take this opportunity to present a picture of Mookie Betts, because Mookie Betts is awesome!
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SB Nation is happy to announce that they have made FanDuel their exclusive daily fantasy partner for the second straight year.

I know for a fact that there's plenty of fantasy interest on Over The Monster. You want proof? How about the seventh--seventh!--preseason fantasy baseball thread over in the FanPosts made for the six persistent leagues that have sprung up on this site over the years. That's over 6,000 comments which might match the number of non-fantasy comments we've had over that same period. Y'all are committed, to say the least.

But no matter how many of those comments are yours, how much planning you put into it, we all know drafts can go wrong. Or even when the drafts go right, luck can ruin a promising season in a hurry, which can make managing your team a chore. That's where daily fantasy comes in. No long-term commitments to players that can go south. No playing out the string to maintain the integrity of the league.

Instead, you just choose a contest, pick your players (staying within the given salary cap), and see how you match up against the field. And if you're better at this sort of thing than I am*, you can even win money in the process. Actual money! Not play stuff, or the strange annual average value currency the Red Sox economy is run on. Unless you're a minor or live in some states that Red Sox fans don't live in (AZ, IA, LA, MT, WA). For more on that, check their official rules.

*FanDuel bankrolled me last year to give their game a try, and are doing so again this year, but the subtleties of Fantasy Baseball vs. real baseball remain elusive to me.

If I'm not doing a great job of explaining, FanDuel has anticipated that and provided a video to do it better:

If you're interested, SB Nation is hosting a $6,000 one-day Fantasy Baseball league for MLB Opening Day on FanDuel. It's $5 to join and first place wins $1,000 and four tickets to a game.

Sign up and enjoy trouncing me thoroughly. I'll be the guy down in the bottom 15 or so who's really convinced Daniel Nava is going to come up big on Opening Day despite not seeing an at bat. Just gotta believe!