DraftKings and ESPN Fantasy Football
ESPN and DraftKings have team up for an incredible promotion for Week 1 of the fantasy football season. As an incentive to enter the $10 Million Millionaire Maker contest on DraftKings and get players to participate in ESPN’s season-long fantasy football leagues, ESPN and DraftKings will award an additional $1 million prize to the highest-scoring Millionaire Maker entrant who also has at least one team in an ESPN League Manager fantasy football league. Of that $1 million, $100,000 will go to the winner, while the other $900,000 will be split among his or her fellow ESPN League Manager fantasy football league members!
Here’s all you need to do to be eligible for the $1 million bonus:
- Enter an ESPN League Manager fantasy football league as of Sunday, Sept. 13 before the first NFL game kicks off. ESPN offers three different types of fantasy football leagues: Standard Leagues, Custom Leagues, and League Manager Leagues. It’s essential that you’re in a League Manager League in order to be prize eligible. The leagues are free to create and play. If you aren’t sure whether your league is a League Manager League, just head to your league’s home page and click “Settings.” Under Basic Settings, look for the line that says “Format.” On this line, it will say what type of league it is.
- Head over to DraftKings and put $20 into a real-money account if you don’t already have one. Enter the NFL $10M Millionaire Maker contest, and then select a team of athletes whose salaries fit under the $50,000 salary cap.
- Once you’ve submitted your team, you’re now eligible for the $1 million additional prize to be split among your ESPN League Manager fantasy football league members as well as the $2 million first-place prize in the actual contest. An individual who participates in more than one ESPN League Manager fantasy football league will have the $900,000 for fellow league members split between all of his or her leagues.
If you’re already playing on DraftKings, there’s absolutely no reason not to join an absolutely free ESPN League Manager fantasy football league and make yourself eligible for this additional prize. If you’re already an ESPN League Manager fantasy player but you’ve never tried DFS, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge, with a $2 million first-place prize for just $20!
Play for Huge Prizes Every Week on DraftKings
It’s hard not to notice the incredible growth of daily fantasy sports (DFS) for a person who pays any attention at all to the sporting world. One can hardly turn on a televised sporting event or cruise through the internet for more than a few minutes without running into an ad for DraftKings.
In 2014, DraftKings debuted the “Millionaire Maker” series, which awarded a $1 million prize to the winner of a weekly NFL DFS contest. DraftKings has upped the ante even further with the $10M Millionaire Maker for Week 1 of the 2015 season, which will have a $2 million first-place prize for just a $20 entry fee.
Like normal season-long fantasy football leagues, players in daily fantasy football select a team of players and accrue points based on the players’ performances. In regular fantasy football, once a player is drafted he is on that roster each week unless the owner trades or releases him. In DFS, a player who is drafted is on the roster for only the duration of the contest, which can range from a week to just a few hours. Essentially, it’s fantasy football condensed into a smaller time frame.
Learn more about how to play fantasy football at DraftKings here at FantasyWired.com.