How to play PrizePicks | PrizePicks Daily Fantasy Sports

Last updated: May 22, 2024

PrizePicks is the easiest way to play daily fantasy. Getting started is very simple -  You register for an account, make a deposit, and pick more or less on 2-6 player stats to win payouts of up to 25X!

But we get it - If you don’t know what to expect, getting started on a new sports gaming app can be stressful. The following is a step-by-step guide to registering on PrizePicks and placing your first lineup so you can just focus on having fun and winning BIG!

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1. Register for an account

When you first register for an account, you’ll be asked to provide your name, email address, date of birth, address, and a password. We require personal identifying information such as your address and date of birth to ensure that you meet state mandated age and location requirements governing daily fantasy sports. 

The last thing you’ll be asked to provide is a PrizePicks promo code. Many of our partners have their own unique promo codes. If you were referred by a friend, you can use their referral code to ensure they get a $25 bonus. However, if you don’t have a code yet, you can use “Playbook” for an instant 100% deposit match up to $100. 

Sign up here with promo code "PrizePlay" for a 100% deposit match up to $100!

2. Verify your identity

Privacy and member data protection are at the forefront of everything we do. One of the best ways to protect members is to verify their identities and confirm you are who you say you are.

Our verification tools allow us to confirm and authenticate your identity, comply with applicable laws, and safeguard PrizePicks and its players from fraud and bad actors so that we can continuously offer our world-class single-player DFS game in the safest environment possible.  

Once you correctly enter the requested information and have submitted valid legal identification you will be ready to fund your account and start playing PrizePicks! If you have any issues verifying your identity or come across PrizePicks second-level identify verification please do not hesitate to reach out to our 24/7 customer support HERE to help finish getting your account set up.

3. Complete your deposit

Once you pass through the verification process, you’ll be able to claim your welcome offer by completing your first deposit. 

Many new users will deposit at least $100 in order to get the maximum value out of their welcome offer, but you can deposit as little as $10 if you just want to give the game a quick test drive. In most states, PrizePicks accepts the major credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal. 

Learn more about PrizePicks deposits here.

4. Choose 2-6 player statistics

Now it’s time for the fun part! Simply choose 2-6 player stats of your choice to get started. 2 or 3 stats is the safest route, but 5 or 6 leads to higher potential payouts. 

If you already know a player you want to pick, you can type their name in the search bar. However, you can also browse through our “board” of squares, separated by league and stat. 

Your options are endless. PrizePicks has a wide variety of sports, including the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, WNBA, College Sports, PGA, Tennis, and several esports titles. Within those markets, PrizePicks offers many stat categories. For example, NBA stats on PrizePicks include points, rebounds, assists, points + rebounds + assists, fantasy points, free throws, and three-pointers. 

5. Pick More or Less

Pick more or less on each of the squares in your lineup. Get them right and you win BIG. It’s that easy. 

If you need some extra help, you can click the three lines next to a player’s projection to pull up their stats from their last 5 games, as well as their average during that span. 

6. Pick Flex or Power Play

PrizePicks has two types of lineups: Flex Plays and Power Plays. 

If you’re feeling very confident in your picks, make it a Power Play. Every pick in your lineup needs to win in order for a Power Play to win. If even one pick loses, the lineup loses. However, the higher risk is negated by higher payouts. 4-Pick Power Plays on PrizePicks payout 10X your money!

Flex Plays are the safer way to play. One or two of your picks can lose and you can still get paid out. For example, 6/6 on a 6-Pick Flex Play pays out 25X. But you still double your money if you go 5/6, and you’ll get nearly half of your entry fee back for going 4/6. 

7. Choose your entry fee

The minimum entry fee on PrizePicks is $5. 

You’ll be able to see your exact potential payouts when you type in your entry fee, so you can make adjustments based on that information.  Make sure you pick an entry fee that you are comfortable with. 

8. Submit your Lineup

Once you’ve picked 2-6 stats, more or less, flex or power, and your entry fee, you’re done! It’s that easy. Now you can just submit your lineup and sweat the results in real-time. 

Many PrizePicks members watch the games that their players are playing in for a more fun sports viewing experience. Others choose to sweat the games with their fellow members in the PrizePicks Discord. You can also just check the app on occasion, because most stats will be live scored in real-time. 

If all your picks turn green, congrats! It means you won and are going to get a big payout!

Ready to start winning BIG? Sign up for PrizePicks with code “PrizePlay” for a 100% deposit match up to $100!

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