Let’s just cut to the chase. The first Millionaire Maker event is this weekend. This is the kind of tourney that makes you forget all about your year-long struggles. If your buddies in those leagues know you’re playing on DraftKings this weekend, they might try to sneak a sheisty trade offer by you while you’re distracted, so watch out for that. And there ARE other tourneys going on this weekend too… don’t forget about them, they’ll get lonely.

Featured Tournaments

What: NFL $2.2M Millionaire Maker
When: Sunday, October 5th, 1:00
Why:
  • $1 MILLION to first place!
  • $2.2 millon in guaranteed prizes
  • 92,400 contestants
  • 15,500 walk away winners!
  • This seems like a joke. $27 to get in, with qualifiers running every day until the 4th, for as little as $2? I mean, you should probably take down one or two – or ten – of those. It just makes sense – you have a chance to walk away rich. Because of fantasy football. You know this stuff. You can actually do this. So go for it.

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    What: NFL $100K Play-Action
    When: Sunday, October 5th, 1:00
    Why:
  • $100,000 in Guaranteed Prizes
  • $10,000 to the champion!
  • 57,500 total contestants
  • Top 11,500 finishers at least double their money!
  • Whatevs. $100,000 in guaranteed prizes. Look at it this way, though – maybe this week everyone is going to be so distracted thinking about their Millionaire Maker entries they won’t pay so much attention to this one, and you’ll have a better shot of winning? I mean, I guess $10,000 wouldn’t be too bad.

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    What: World’s Biggest 50/50
    When: Sunday, October 5th, 1:00pm
    Why:
  • $100,008 in Guaranteed Prizes
  • Top Half of All Finishers Double Their Money!
  • 11,112 total entrants
  • 5,556 total winners
  • You can be worse than so many people and still win. That’s always fun. If I have one piece of advice for you, though, it’s this: don’t make this your only contest entry. Because if you happen to do well – like, really well – there is nothing more frustrating. Watching your team blow up and finish near the top of a 11,000 person contest only to win $10 is not fun. Trust me.

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    What: CFB $30K Tailgate
    When: Saturday, October 4th, 12:00
    Why:
  • $30,000 in Guaranteed Prizes
  • $3,500 to the winner!
  • 1,260 total contestants
  • Top 250 finishers get paid!
  • This contest includes the early slate of NCAA football action on Saturday only, and while it’s only $27 to play, you can also win your way in for as little as $2, with qualifiers running daily. Start accumulating as many chances at that top prize as possible. Why not? Again, everyone is going to be distracted by the pile of cash available by playing the NFL, so make your move.

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    What: CFB $10K Redshirt
    When: Saturday, October 4th, 12:00
    Why:
  • $10,000 in Guaranteed Prizes
  • $1,000 to the winner!
  • 5,750 total contestants
  • Top 1,150 finishers are all winners!
  • Anytime you have a chance to turn $2 into $1,000 with a single entry, it’s worth paying attention to – just identify that team that’s going to put on an offensive show and you could be well on your way to building your bankroll!

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    What: NFL $40K Hail Mary
    When: Thursday, October 2nd, 8:30 pm
    Why:
  • $40,000 in Guaranteed Prizes
  • $7,000 to the victor!
  • 3,800 total entries
  • 760 winners!
  • Only $12 to play, and lots of chances to win – and it starts on Thursday night! You want to start getting in on the action early, or maybe you just love someone on the Vikings or the Packers (entirely possible) and want to make sure you have a chance to get them into your lineup. Either way, this contest works for you.

    And don’t forget to check out DraftKings’ “Create a Contest” feature! Put together your own contest, and make it public! Or play a private game against your friends (nothing like another way to win bragging rights!). You can play for free, or for big money; you can take on your best friend (or archrival) in a head-to-head contest, or invite 40 of your closest pals. Have fun!

    Come back here to The Playbook every week to get all the info you need on the great daily fantasy tournaments coming up every week on DraftKings! Then go and find all of these tournaments and more right… here.