Daily fantasy sports are a subset of fantasy sports games. As with traditional fantasy sports games, users compete against others by building a team of players from a particular league or competition, and earn points based on the actual statistical performance of the players in real-world competitions. Daily fantasy sports are an accelerated variant of traditional fantasy sports that are conducted over short-term periods, such as a week or single day of competition, as opposed to those that are played across an entire season.

In Starting 11, like in traditional daily fantasy sports, each of the players in a user's lineup accumulate points based on the players' performance in real-world competitions. The user who has the most points at the end of the competition period .

LIVE daily fantasy on Starting 11 maintains some of the aspects of traditional daily fantasy sports, such as the way players accumulate points, but, unlike any other daily fantasy platforms, empowers users by placing them in the manager's shoes.  Users can make substitutions to their lineups during the real-world competitions in order to react to shifts in momentum, push forward for a win, or take off a player who was subbed out of a match.