Fanduel Head To Head – How It Works – Review

In this post, I will be discussing how to play head to heads games on fanduel. Let’s get right to it, shall we?


Fanduel Head To Head How It Works

Ok, I will use visuals in this post so you can get a picture to go along with what I will be discussing. I have learned over the years that people learn better with images than just reading plain text. So in order to play a head to head game on fanduel. You must first log into your fanduel account if you do not have one click the link to create a free one. Create your free fanduel account here.

Make sure you sign up before reading the rest of this. So it will all make sense to you and you will be able to follow step by step.

You’re in your fanduel account homepage which should look something like this. If you are viewing from your desktop or laptop. This is what it would look like. But if you are in the app with a smart phone it will look different.

This has a few bells and whistles on it. Not as many as Draftkings. But quite a few and I will explain each.

Head to Head Fanduel

Fanduel Homepage

You see those four tabs at the top. Click the one that reads Head to Heads. This will take you to a screen that looks like this.

Fanduel head to head lobby

Fanduel head to head lobby

You can select which person you want to play against. You can also determine how much you want to play for. They have an entry fee on the side which you can adjust to show only games you can afford or wish to see.

You can also sort out each category. By clicking the tab above each. Starting where it says entry size. You know of course that this is a head to head match-up and only 2 people are involved. So that tab is pretty much useless in this game mode.

But you can click the other tabs and they will adjust highest to low or low to high. All depends on what you choose. The entry start time is usually going to stay the same. You have the choice of choosing which time you prefer to play before you get to this screen.

All of this applies to each sport on FD. As far as the entry, prizes and start time goes. You will be able to adjust each tab to whatever you prefer.

You can play for free and of course, there will be no cash payout. But it’s good for practice and bragging rights. You can play for up to $50,000. Yea I haven’t quite gotten to that point yet. But it’s guys on here that do it daily.


Creating A Head To Head On Fanduel

You also have the option to create a private or public head to head. It’s simple to do and you complete this process by. Clicking the blue create contest tab on your home page. It will look like this. If you are viewing it from the app on a mobile device like a smartphone.

It would be slightly different. But it’s easy to navigate around and you will find the option whenever you click a contest to join. It will show a box that says create a contest at the bottom. Click it and go from there to create your contest.

Create contest tab fanduel

Create contest tab fanduel

Once you click that tab it will bring up a screen that looks like this.

Create h2h contest fanduel

Create h2h contest fanduel

You will have two options here. You can set it to anyone or friends only. Whichever you choose is up to you. You have many different prize pools you can play from. You also have the option to do free play if you would like.

Fanduel also gives you the ability to create multiple head to head games. Ranging from different prices or they could all be the same price. It will show you your total entry amount for all and give you the total you could win if you win them all. It will show you this information in the bottom right corner as you can see on the image above.

You can do public or friends only. This will give you the ability to silence that trash talking friend of yours in a nice friendly game of DFS. If you wish to play against a friend you would select the friends only tab and chose your lineup. Then you will have the ability to challenge your friends. It will look like this.

Fanduel challenge friends

Fanduel challenge friends

If you wish to do a public game it will. Be a little different and you would do the same process with picking your lineups. But instead of inviting players. You will wait for players to find you and it goes on from there. Once a head to head game has been matched you cannot cancel it.


How Much Can You Win?

You can set it for a free run and that will be more of a practice. You will not win any cash for winning in a free game. You can also set it for $10,600 and win $20,000. This applies for all h2h games/sports on FD when you the user are creating them. Same rules apply with draftkings. You do not have the ability to set how many times a single person can play you, though. You can on draftkings.


What If Your Game Isn’t Found In Time?

Fanduel is usually pretty good about finding matches for you. But in some cases, they don’t. These usually occur for one of two reasons. Either you made the head to head at 6:59 pm and the contest starts at 7:00 pm. That’s not really enough time to give anyone a chance to join and no one is really looking to join that close to game time.

Or no-one joined your game. This happens as well and the money will be reimbursed back into your account. So it’s no big deal.



This is how to join and create head to head games on fanduel. I hope this answered any questions you had on the topic. But if it didn’t you can ask me and I will answer as soon as possible. Head to Head games are great and limit the amount of opponents you have to face.

So you can build your lineup based on the fact you only have one person to beat. In other words, you wouldn’t have to be as contrarian with your picks. Like you would in a multiplayer tournament.


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6 comments for “Fanduel Head To Head – How It Works – Review

  1. Wil
    August 4, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I gotta admit, i’m a die-hard Draft Kings fan/player, but this article made me want to look into Fan Duel a bit more. this is awesome! Fan Duel and Draft Kings compete all the time, but it seems like Fan Duel has ahead to head system. I’m not sure if Draft Kings has that. I’ll have to check. Great article man, especially with football season right around the corner.

    • Ted
      August 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you and draftkings does have a head to head system

  2. Tim
    August 6, 2016 at 12:30 am


    I like your article on Fanduel Head To Head. I have never heard of this program. Looks like it would be a lot of fun.
    Have you played this game and do you win more than you lose?

    Thanks for placing images on the article site. It makes for a easy read.

    I will have to tey. Thanks for the review of Fanduel Head to Head.


    • Ted
      August 6, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Yea I do play I play head to head contest everyday on both sites. I will say I do win more than I lose. It didn’t start off that way though. It took years of trail and error. To get to where I am today.

  3. Matt's Mom
    August 7, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Ok, I am totally confused. I have only done Draft Kings before and they don’t have a head-to-head play. I play during NFL season and pick my players for my team. So say, I pick another player to go against, they pick their team and then we see who did better? Is this what you mean by this option of fanduel?

    • Ted
      August 7, 2016 at 3:46 am

      Draftkings has head to head feature. Not sure where you got that from. But it’s a one on one game mode and who ever scores the most points wins. I’m not sure I understand your last question.

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