The NFL preseason is in the books, and in two days the regular season begins when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for Thursday Night Kickoff, which will be watched by millions across the world.
If you play fantasy football, chances are you've already completed your draft – or in most cases multiple drafts. If that's the case, or if you prefer to play Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), you'll need to know who to start in Week 1, and PokerNews' sister site, FantasyWired, has you covered. Here's a look at some of the recent articles published on FantasyWired:
- DraftKings NFL Strategy: Top 5 RB Value Plays for Week 1
- DraftKings NFL Strategy: Top 5 QB Value Plays for Week 1
- 2015 Fantasy Football: The Waiting Game
- 2015 Fantasy Football: Top 25 Players to Shy Away From
- 2015 Fantasy Football: Stock Falling Before the Season
- 2015 Fantasy Football Top 5 Handcuffs
FantasyWired launched in 2013 and quickly became one of the leading online portals in the fantasy sports space. Back in March, the site was acquired by iBus Media , meaning this marks the regime's first foray into the NFL season.
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).