A perfect snapshot of how daily fantasy football works

According to a New York Times report published Monday, DraftKings and FanDuel, two of the biggest companies in daily fantasy sports, are mired in “what amounted to allegations of insider trading, that employees were placing bets on information not available to the public.”

Daily fantasy sports are huge and getting bigger all the time — you can play basketball, football, and even eSports. But many people don’t know how they work or how they might be different from your normal old fantasy football league with friends.

We compiled the basics of what you need to know about DFS football into one handy graphic:

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