If you’re like me, Chris Slade, and think you’re an expert at fantasy football (Defending champ in my family league, no big deal), you should take a good, hard look into playing weekly fantasy football on one of several daily fantasy sports sites, a burgeoning industry I should add.
For my intents and purposes, I’m just going to focus on DraftKings.com because trust me, I’ve played on all of them and I like DraftKings the best. Plus, they have the largest prize pools throughout the season which means more opportunity for you to earn revenue.
Personally, I typically go for the $1, $2, and $5 entry fee contests that allow for multiple lineup entries. I like to enter at least ten lineups into these contests so if just one of those lineups goes off and finishes in the top ten, it will more than cover my expense.
The grand prize for the $1, $2, and $5 contests is usually somewhere between $1000 and $2000. Also, this isn’t a winner take all deal. The way it usually breaks down is about 20% of the total lineups submitted into each contest will get a cut of the prize pool. I’ve been playing on DraftKings for baseball and football over a year now and I absolutely enjoy the challenge of researching and analyzing player matchups and trying to find that lineup that could give a potentially big payday.
It’s not easy, but its a much better way to spend money than, say, buying a lottery scratch-off where its just pure chance and you have no control over the outcome. I highly recommend giving it the old college try if you’re an avid fantasy football player like I am.
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Right now, DraftKings is running a promotion where they will give new players a free entry into a Fantasy Million qualifier event with their first deposit, plus they will match whatever dollar amount you deposit. So, if you deposit $5, they will give you a free entry ticket plus a $5 dollar bonus.
The Fantasy Million qualifier event is a contest where the top scoring lineup submitted will receive a free entry ticket ($1500 value) into the Fantasy Million on December 23rd. The Fantasy Million will be the largest fantasy football contest in daily fantasy sports history when it takes place. A total of 3.1 million dollars will be dispersed to the upper percentile scoring lineups in that contest including a 1 million dollar top prize to the lucky yahoo that finishes in first.