Thursday Night Kickoff: Get Your NFL Fix on PokerNews' Sister Site FantasyWired
Tonight, the NFL regular season kicks off with the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. While that game is sure to be entertaining, it's not included in two huge Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) promotions — the DraftKings $10 Million Millionaire Maker and the FanDuel $5 Million Sunday Million.
That means you have until kickoff on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) to enter both competitions – unless they fill up first — via our sister site, FantasyWired. Launched in 2013, FantasyWired is one of the leading online portals in the fantasy sports space that was acquired by iBus Media back in March.
Below is all the information you need to know about both promotions, as well as on the new FantasyWired app, which is free to download from the iTunes and Google Play stores.
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).
Download the New FantasyWired App for Free Today
Just in time for football season, FantasyWired has launched a brand new daily fantasy sports app for iOS and Android mobile devices, bringing premium DFS content straight to the palm of your hand. The app, which delivers all of the DFS strategy and podcast content you'll find on FantasyWired.com, is free to download from the iTunes and Google Play stores (search FantasyWired).
The most exciting new feature of the FantasyWired app is Player Alerts. The FantasyWired team will send up-to-the-minute injury, roster and player news straight to your phone, allowing you to make important lineup changes before roster lock. Never play an injured or benched player again!
Features of the FantasyWired app include:
- Up-to-the-minute injury, roster and player news straight to your mobile device
- Customizable settings that allow you to select which alerts you want to receive
- Daily strategy and picks articles for MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, EPL, PGA and college football
- Access to the FantasyWired MLB and NFL podcasts
- Reviews and bonus codes for the best daily fantasy sports sites in the world
- "Our team of daily fantasy sports experts already provides free strategy content every day that gives our readers an edge over the competition," said FantasyWired editor-in-chief Brett Collson. "With the addition of our new app with breaking news alerts, we expect FantasyWired to become a go-to mobile resource for DFS players."