Last football season, Boston-area brothers Dave and Rob Gomes built a one-week fantasy football team together that would change their lives. Their decision to go with hometown running back Jonas Gray would be the key, as Gray went on to score 4 touchdowns that night for the Patriots.
After the Monday Night Football game finished, they celebrated as that team took first place and the $1 Million prize.
“Bount had four TDs versus the Colts last year,” Dave noted. “We knew they were going to run the ball.”
The winnings playing daily fantasy football are real and happening every single week.
In the past 12 months, 17 different fantasy sports players have won $1 Million prizes on DraftKings. This year, DraftKings is hosting the largest fantasy football contest in history, with $10,000,000 in prizes. For an entry fee that is lower than most season-long leagues ($20), the first place finisher will be taking home a $2 Million prize in Week 1 of the NFL season.
Drafting a Team is Easy
One-week fantasy football is incredibly easy to get started on. Instead of the traditional season-long draft style, each NFL player is given a salary based on their past and expected performance. You’ll draft a team of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 DEF, and 1 FLEX (RB/WR) while staying under the salary cap.
Every Play Matters
In a Monday Night Football game, the Bears were already down 24-0 and well on their way to a loss to the Saints. However, when Marquess Wilson caught his first career touchdown late, fantasy owner Drew Dinkmeyer vaulted into first place in DraftKings Millionaire Maker tournament. The touchdown secured the victory for him and he went on to win $1 Million. Moments like this are happening every single week and daily fantasy football brings the excitement of an NFL week to another level.
How to Get Started
1. Draft Your Team of 9 NFL players while staying under the salary cap
2. Choose your contest, such as the $10,000,000 Week 1 Millionaire Maker
3. Follow along with your scores and take home $2 Million if you finish in first place. The top ____ finishers will all win cash prizes.
If you are a new DraftKings user, you’ll also get a FREE ENTRY to an additional $1,000,000 contest when you fund your account (minimum $5).
FREE ENTRY to $1,000,000 Contest
$100,000 First Place Prize