Win $2,500 This Weekend Playing Fantasy Football

by dave | Contests | Nov 29th 2012

Thanks to FanDuel (and Bryce Brown), I’ll be here next month.

Did you know that people are making thousands of dollars just by playing fantasy football? I’ve become one of them. Well, for the past two weeks at least.
 
After two years of only dabbling in free contests known as ‘freerolls’ (no cost to enter, but typically a large field and small prize pool), I finally took the plunge and played in a couple $25 buy-in tournaments at FanDuel.
 
Turned out to be a good decision; I’m going to Cancun next week thanks to the money I won! More importantly, now my wife sees my fantasy football research as an investment (FYI, watching the RedZone channel all day counts as research).
 
If you want to give it a try, play the exclusive FantasyPros FanDuel contest this weekend. There’s a $25 buy-in and a total prize pool of $2,500. The winner takes home $1,000. The tournament is capped at a maximum of 110 entries, and the contest will run even if only a few people sign up. Yep, if you’re the only one reading this, your odds of winning are pretty darn good.
 

ENTER THIS WEEK’S $2,500 FANDUEL CONTEST »


The contest is a salary cap game where you pick a lineup of players within the total budget allowed. The team that scores the most fantasy points wins. Similar to Yahoo’s Statracker, there’s real-time scoring so you can see where you stand in the leaderboard at all times. There’s new meaning to the phrase MNF Nail-biter when you’re on the cusp of winning thousands of dollars!
 
Whether you’re a serious player or just someone that’s looking for a way to cure your ‘I’m out of the playoffs’ withdrawal, daily fantasy contests are a great way to scratch your competitive itch. You may even win some much-needed cash for the Holidays. In fact, FanDuel has already paid out a whopping $50 million dollars this year!
 
Oh, and I almost forgot, a big congrats goes out to the finalists for our $10,000 FantasyPros FanDuel Championship (FPFC). The folks below qualified for this week’s exclusive final, where they’ll compete against each other for $5,000! That’s on top of what they’ve already won in our qualifiers. Good luck and congrats again to all the finalists!
 

Top 5 from Week 8. On top of the cash prizes, they’ve earned a seat in our $5K final!


Top 5 from Week 9. On top of the cash prizes, they’ve earned a seat in our $5K final!


Top 5 from Week 10. On top of the cash prizes, they’ve earned a seat in our $5K final!


Top 5 from Week 11. On top of the cash prizes, they’ve earned a seat in our $5K final!


Top 5 from Week 12. On top of the cash prizes, they’ve earned a seat in our $5K final!


 
Photo: Westin Lagunamar in Cancun, Mexico


What's your take? Leave a comment

Fantasy Games
Get 5 free NFL entries
with your first deposit
Join a League for Free
Serious Fantasy Football
1Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
2Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
3Julio Jones (ATL)WR
4Todd Gurley (LA)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6Adrian Peterson (MIN)RB
7A.J. Green (CIN)WR
8DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
9Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
10Lamar Miller (HOU)RB
 View All Rankings 
11Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
12Dez Bryant (DAL)WR
13Allen Robinson (JAC)WR
14Jamaal Charles (KC)RB
15Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
16Brandon Marshall (NYJ)WR
17Mike Evans (TB)WR
18Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
19Mark Ingram (NO)RB
20Jordy Nelson (GB)WR
21Alshon Jeffery (CHI)WR
22Keenan Allen (SD)WR
23Eddie Lacy (GB)RB
24LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
25Doug Martin (TB)RB
26Brandin Cooks (NO)WR
27Amari Cooper (OAK)WR
28T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
29Sammy Watkins (BUF)WR
30C.J. Anderson (DEN)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
3Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B,DH
4Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
5Jose Altuve (HOU)2B,DH
6Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
7Bryce Harper (WSH)CF,RF
8Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
9Manny Machado (BAL)3B,SS
10Miguel Cabrera (DET)1B,DH
 View All Rankings 
11Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,LF
12Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
13Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)1B,DH
14Madison Bumgarner (SF)SP
15Jake Arrieta (CHC)SP
16Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
17Starling Marte (PIT)LF,CF
18Chris Sale (CWS)SP
19George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
20Jose Fernandez (MIA)SP
21Carlos Gonzalez (COL)RF
22Nelson Cruz (SEA)RF,DH
23Joey Votto (CIN)1B
24Charlie Blackmon (COL)LF,CF
25Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
26Ryan Braun (MIL)LF,RF
27Andrew McCutchen (PIT)CF
28Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
29Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
30Robinson Cano (SEA)2B
1Anthony Davis (NOR)F
2Stephen Curry (GSW)G
3James Harden (HOU)G
4Russell Westbrook (OKC)G
5Chris Paul (LAC)G
6LeBron James (CLE)F
7Kevin Durant (GSW)F
8DeMarcus Cousins (SAC)F
9Damian Lillard (POR)G
10John Wall (WAS)G
 View 2015 Rankings 
11Kawhi Leonard (SAS)G
12Klay Thompson (GSW)G
13Jimmy Butler (CHI)G
14Paul Millsap (ATL)F
15Marc Gasol (MEM)C
16Blake Griffin (LAC)F
17Carmelo Anthony (NYK)F
18LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)F
19Serge Ibaka (ORL)F
20Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
21Eric Bledsoe (PHO)G
22Al Horford (BOS)C
23Kyle Lowry (TOR)G
24Paul George (IND)F
25Nikola Vucevic (ORL)F
26Draymond Green (GSW)F
27Kevin Love (CLE)F
28Pau Gasol (SAS)F
29Gordon Hayward (UTH)G
30DeAndre Jordan (LAC)C