Less than two weeks remain until the start of the NFL regular season, which means it's a very exciting time for PokerNews' sister site, FantasyWired. One of the leading online portals in the fantasy sports space, FantasyWired, which launched in 2013, was acquired by iBus Media back in March, meaning this marks the regime's first foray into the NFL season.
"With a strong team of writers and daily fantasy sports experts already in place at FantasyWired, we aim to build a go-to resource to help players gain an edge on the field, while offering videos, podcasts, and interviews with the best in the game," said iBus Media Sports Editor-in-Chief Brett Collson.
To celebrate the start of the NFL season, FantasyWired, in conjunction with two top Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) sites, are offering two kickoff contests — the DraftKings $10 Million Millionaire Maker and the FanDuel $5 Million Sunday Million.
DraftKings $10 Million Millionaire Maker
The Week 1 Millionaire Maker features a $10 million guaranteed prize pool, with $2 million going to the winner. What's more, it only costs $20 to enter!
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.
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!
For full details, click here. You can also read FantasyWired's review of DraftKings by clicking here.
Finally, for a little head start, be sure to read FantasyWired's DraftKings NFL Strategy: How to Win the Millionaire Maker (10 Tips).
FanDuel $5 Million Sunday Million
FanDuel's flagship NFL contest will feature a massive $5 million prize pool for Week 1 of the NFL season. For just a $25 entry, the winner of the contest will take home a $1-million first-place prize, while the runner-up and third-place finisher will win $350,000 and $150,000 respectively.
The contest uses FanDuel’s standard NFL parameters, meaning you'll have a $60,000 salary cap to draft nine players (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, and D).
More From FantasyWired
As mentioned, FantasyWired is a daily fantasy sports resource geared at helping new and experienced daily fantasy sports players craft their line-ups, find good values, and, all in all, become winning daily fantasy sports players.
To give you an idea of what sort of content you can find at FantasyWired, check out some of the site's most-recent articles dedicated to the upcoming NFL season:
- The 10 Greatest Fantasy Football Performances Ever by a QB
- The 10 Greatest Fantasy Football Performances Ever by a RB
- 20 Hilarious Fantasy Football Team Names for 2015
- FantasyWired Podcast Interview: Jay "BeepImaJeep" Raynor
- 2015 Fantasy Football Bounce Back Candidate: Eric Decker
- 2015 Fantasy Football: Is Rob Gronkowski Worth a First Round Pick?