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  • How does Simulated Basketball work?

    DraftKings will choose an NBA matchup and prior to each game, entrants can draft free DFS Showdown lineups for the upcoming simulated game. Lineups will receive fantasy points for a player's performance within a randomly assigned game earlier this season (any game from the 2019/20 season is eligible, not just the specific Showdown matchup listed above).

  • How does Simulated Basketball scoring work?

    All lineups will receive points for the performance of their players in a specific game from the 2019/20 season. Each individual player will be randomly assigned stats from a single game in the 2019-20 season prior to the contest going live. Points will be revealed per player throughout the hour after the contest locks. Players will receive points in accordance with our single-game NBA Showdown Captain Mode rules and scoring.

  • Which players and NBA games are eligible?

    Players who have played in at least 15 games in the 2019/20 season are eligible to be drafted. Players will only be randomly assigned games in which they played and scored more than 0 FPTs.

  • What do I get if I win?

    Every free contest will award DK Dollars that can be used to enter DFS contests.

  • What are DK Dollars?

    DK Dollars act just like cash and can be used to enter any daily fantasy contest on DraftKings. DK Dollars cannot be withdrawn from your balance.