50/50s & Multipliers – Fanduel – Review For Beginners

In this post, we will discuss 50/50s and Multipliers on fanduel and how they work. They are in essence the same contest. But have some slight differences. I will go over that as well. 50/50 is the way to go if you are new to fantasy sports. Or if you are looking to build a steady bankroll.

50/50s & Multipliers How They Work

Ok, 50/50s are exactly what you think they are. It’s when you have the top half of the contest entries get cash. For example, if you have a game of 100 people and it’s a 50/50 contest.

The top 50 will get prizes. While the other 50 do not. It’s by far the easiest way to build a bankroll on fantasy sports. 50/50s and Head to Head contests.

These two are excellent for beginners on both draftkings and fanduel. Multipliers are good too but they pay out a little different and it could be more difficult to win in them consistently. It is still a very fun game mode and can get your bankroll up very quickly.

I would still take 50/50s over it, though. In the beginning, that is. Once you get an understanding of how the site works and how the contests go. Then you can venture off and dabble into different game modes.

How To Get To Either 50/50 Or Multiplier Contests On Fanduel

Once you login to your fanduel account. If you have not made one yet. You can do so by clicking this link here. I suggest you have an account made while you are reading this.

So you can follow along step by step. Ok, once you have logged into your account. It will bring you to fanduel’s homepage. It will look like this if you are on a computer. It will look a little different if you are on the app version on your cell phone.

How to get to 50/50 & multiplier contests on fanduel

How to get to 50/50 & multiplier contests on fanduel

You will need to select which sport you are going to play. After that, you will be placed on a screen that looks like this. It will be the same for every sports type as of today.

How to select 50/50 or multiplier contests on Fanduel #2

How to select 50/50 or multiplier contests on Fanduel #2

Make sure that you select 50/50 & multipliers tab. If you do not your tab will automatically be set to tournaments. But once you click that tab. It will show you all of the available games for both 50/50 and multiplier contests.

You can choose whichever one you wish to play. You can also just like in any contest. Sort the contest from various orders. Those being.

  • Price high to low or low to high
  • Prizes high to low or low to high
  • Entry size large to small or small to large
  • Start time

You can do most of these on the inner area of the screen showing you the contest available. You do so by clicking the tab title of each and it will sort from low to high and if you click a second time it will do it from high to low.

But in order to change the game time. You will need to select the time on the far upper left side. All you will need to do is click which time you wish to play your games.

This screen will also show you how many contests you have entered. But only for that specific day and before game time. If you wish to view older games you’ve played.

You will need to go to recent games played. This is a contest I joined early this Sunday morning. I’ve been on a roll all week in MLB.

How Much Can You Win

You can win various prizes. There is not set a limit because fanduel is always changing the prize format. So you never know what you might run into. I have seen it fluctuate over time.

So the best answer is when you log in and what you see is what you’ll get. If you win that is. It will come a time when you will have to choose which one works best for you. I will always say go with what you have won more in. 50/50s are usually the bread & butter for most people, though.

How Are 50/50s And Multipliers Different?

I have already told you how the 50/50 contests work. The top half wins the other doesn’t. But with multipliers, it’s a bit more complicated than that. With a 50/50 contest, you will likely double your money in a multiplier you can make 5 times your entry fee.

Yes, 5 times whatever you put in is great money. But with this comes the increased difficulty to win. Not only is it more difficult to win. But it takes a lot more skill. Remembering you will want to have those guys that nobody else has and hope that they can exceed your expectations.

Being contrarian is how you win these contests. Multipliers that is. Same applies to tournaments also but I will touch on that in a different post. Here’s an image so you can get a visual of what I’m saying.

How are 50/50 contest and multipliers different?

How are 50/50 contest and multipliers different?

So you see how tight nip the winning positions are. You will have to know your stuff to cash in these consistently. It gets even tighter the more money you play for.


You do not have the option to create your own 50/50 on Fanduel. However, you do on Draftkings and you can view how to here. No matter the site you are playing on 50/50s is the way to go for beginners. I even have to play a few still to this day.

I do so when I am preparing to play for a big cash tournament and desire to have multiple entries. You will see how fun and easy it is to win in 50/50s once you hop on either site.

If you haven’t made an account on Fanduel or Draftkings. You can do so by clicking either of the images below. It will take you to the site’s sign-up page.

Fanduel Sign Up

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Draftkings sign up screen

Draftkings sign up screen. Click image to create your free account.



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4 comments for “50/50s & Multipliers – Fanduel – Review For Beginners

  1. shrey
    August 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    WOW man this was a totally new post for me and I found it a little bit confusing all together!
    Could you tell me which page of yos would be the best ones for beginners to start off with and I really like the fact that you have had a lot of content on it so I could come back and read this on once I have started on the right foot.

    • Ted
      August 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      You can explore around on every page. As I made this site for the sole purpose to help begginers with DFS. You can also sign up to get my newest posts. By entering your email into the blue box located on your right. You will also have my personal email. So you can ask me any question related to DFS and I will be more than happy to assist you

  2. August 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Awesome information man! I have always wondered how fantasy sports works. Your information is very helpful thanks.

    • Ted
      August 17, 2016 at 12:02 am

      Thank you and I appreciate the feedback.

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