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With Draft Kings, Just $5 Can Get You Very Far

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Over the past few weeks here, we’ve talked to you about a bunch about Draft Kings’ Millionaire Leagues. Kyle’s pretty much addicted to the whole daily fantasy thing at this point, and I played a little the other day, but Draft Kings offers a lot more than $27 leagues for $1,000,000. There are their free leagues, leagues with a minimal deposit, and even nightly NBA leagues. I used $5 to enter six NBA leagues the other night, and though I won nothing, it certainly made the outcome of the Hornets/Mavericks game interesting.

The leagues cover the NHL, NFL, NBA, College Basketball, College Football, Soccer, and even Baseball and Golf when they’re in season. Basically, in whichever sport you choose to play, you have a salary cap limit to use to pick your lineup. In football it’s your standard fantasy roster, basketball gives you a starting five with an extra guard, forward, and utility player, and hockey features two centers, three wings, two defensemen, a goalie, and a utility player. All of the scoring is laid out on the entry page for each individual league, and in many cases the top 20% or so of finishers walk away with some money.

There are those free leagues we mentioned, but if you are flush with disposable income (or just a bit crazy), you can deposit upwards of $1,000. You should probably build yourself up to that though.


You Can Try to Win $1,000,000 from Draft Kings for Under $30, or $100k for Free

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A couple of days ago, we reminded you about Draft Kings’ Millionaire Maker league for this weekend’s football games, where you can win up to a million bucks with a deposit of just $27. But $27, for a pretty addictive one-week fantasy league, may be a bit pricey. Luckily, Draft Kings also has a $100,000 freeroll league that you can enter for the price of zero dollars. For both leagues you will pick a team will consisting of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex and 1 D/ST — salary cap style — from all of the week 11 games (minus tonight’s game). Both lineups can be selected any time from now until 1PM on Sunday, but the free league winnings work like this:

-​$100,000 prize pool
-$10,000 first place prize
-FREE entry
-Top 15,350 places win money guaranteed

You can go ahead and start picking your lineup for the Millionaire League over here, and the free league here.

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LeSean McCoy Says the 4-12 2012 Eagles Were More Talented than the Current Team

Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy said some things on his weekly radio show at Chickie’s and Pete’s with Anthony Gargano and, this week, Eagles pitchman Dave Spadaro. About mid-way through, the conversation turned to how far the Eagles have improved over the 4-12 2012 team. That’s when McCoy got nutty and Spadaro was forced to (rightly) go into full OH HOLY SHIT damage control mode:

McCoy: “When we had that terrible season, we were very talented. Very, very talented. I want to say, even more or just as talented. I would say more. I would say more talented than this team, I think.

Spadaro: “No.”

Gargano: “The 4-12 team more talented than this one?”

Spadaro, presumably shooting daggers at McCoy and reminding him that he was on live radio and OFF-MESSAGE: “Shady and I are looking at each other here talking about this…”

McCoy, who just managed to offend Jordan Matthews and Riley Cooper: “We had Maclin and DeSean.”

Spadaro: “Yeah, but, the offensive line.”

McCoy: “Was hurt.”

Spadaro: “Was hurt. Now it’s healthy. Now you have Ertz coming in. More depth. You got Sproles helping out.”

McCoy: “Ah yeah, you’re right.”

Spadaro: “Little more depth at quarterback.”

It continued:

McCoy, forgetting that his defense just turned in a wonderful performance: “The line makes everything go, it’s hard to say. The talent level, though, I don’t know. I mean, you know the defense (referring to the 2012 team).”

Spadaro, looking for the dump button: “Defense is a lot better now.”

McCoy: “I forget, was Asante on that team?”

Spadaro: “No, that was DRC..”

McCoy, for some reason fondly remembering DRC: “Woooooah!”

Spadaro, setting the conversation up for an easy turn around: “And Nnamdi.”

McCoy, doing what everyone does when they hear that name: “[Laughs.]”

Shady just wouldn’t let it go and rattled off the names of Eagles past:

McCoy: “We had Trent, we had Babin… we had Mike Vick, Cullen Jenkins. You know, that’s hard to say. It’s close, how about that? It’s close.”

Gargano: “Special teams is way better now.”

McCoy, agreeing: “Yeah the special teams is way better now.”

Spadaro, with the loaded question of the night: “Is the coaching a lot better now?”

McCoy, missing an opportunity to save face: “Ah, as far as what? Because Andy, you know. “

That was about it. Shady did admit that Sproles is a better returner than D-Jac. But my God, what is he thinking? The names he cited to back up his argument: DeSean Jaccson, DRC, Mike Vick, Cullen Jenkins and JASON BABIN. There’s no doubt that some of those guys had(!) supreme physical abilites, but with the exception of maybe DeSean, you couldn’t argue that you’d want the 2012 version of any of those guys on this team, which, by the way, IS 7-2(!!!).

Audio can be heard here– around the 14-minute mark. It’s worth listening to just to hear Spadaro’s panicked WTF reaction alone.

via CSN


You Can Once Again Try Your Luck at Winning $1,000,000 from Draft Kings

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After taking a couple of weeks to offer up a lower cost, lower reward league, Draft Kings is once again running a big money promotion with this week’s Millionaire Maker league. Once again you will have a chance to win up to $1,000,000 with an entry fee of only $27. The top 15,000 lineups win cash and split a total prize pool of $2,200,000 — first place brings home the full one million dollar top prize. Your team will consist of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex and 1 D/ST selected, salary cap style, from all of the week 11 games (excluding Thursday night’s Bills/Dolphins matchup, which is no huge loss). First time depositors will have their deposits matched by DraftKings, allowing them to enter double the games (or double the lineups for the million dollars) for half the money. You can start picking your team now right over here.


Draft Kings Gives you Another Chance to Win $10,000 with Just Your Pocket Change

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As the NFL season rolls on, Draft Kings’ weekly fantasy challenges continue to award tons of money. This week’s challenge, like last week’s, offers you the chance to take home up to $10,000 with an entry fee of only $2, which is probably the amount of change you’ve got in your pocket or on your desk right now. The rules are the same:

– $100,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $10,000
– $2 entry fee (FREE with first deposit– deposit minimum is only $5).
– Top 11,500 are paid.​
– Starts on Sunday, November 9, at 1:00 EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 9 spots, 8 players and 1 defense
– Roster Format: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex and 1 D/ST
– First time depositors at DraftKings receive a 100% bonus up to $600

Luckily, the Thursday game is (as always) excluded, saving you the embarrassment of choosing Andy Dalton as your QB. But everyone else is fair game. All you have to do is head over here and PICK YOUR TEAM. You’ve got until those 1 p.m. games start on Sunday to choose your team and make your deposit (and your first deposit waives the $2 fee, allowing you to enter other leagues or a second lineup). Kyle is addicted to it, so even if you don’t win big money, you can wave some bragging rights over the head of our esteemed editor. [Editor’s note: Probably not difficult, but I got a strong team coming this week starring Mark Sanchez as my value QB(!!!) at $5,400. FML.]


The Phillies Coaching Staff Will Return in Full Next Season

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB offseason is very young — and hasn’t even started for every team — but the Phillies have already made one strong non-move. After firing assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting Marti Wolever, Todd Zolecki is reporting that the entire Phillies coaching staff will return, intact, in 2015.

The Phillies had already announced last month that they invited the whole staff to return, but just said today that each coach has accepted that offer and is “signed through next season.” We might not know who the first baseman or any of the outfielders will be, but Ruben Amaro will be your GM, Ryne Sandberg will be your manager, and the rest of the coaching staff (Larry Bowa, Bob McClure, Steve Henderson, Juan Samuel, Pete Mackanin, Rod Nichols, and John Mizerock) will remain at their posts.


Draft Kings’ Rolls out a Two Dollar League This Week to Win Your Share of $100,000

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After a few millionaire leagues, where you could assemble your best team for under $30 and take a chance at winning a million dollars, Draft Kings are running league with a much cheaper buy-in this week. The week nine NFL $100K Play Action League works much like the millionaire leagues. You still pick your team (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex and 1 D/ST) using salary cap style drafting, the top 11,500 still win money, and if you’re a first time depositor Draft Kings still gives you a 100% bonus up to $600. This league’s entry fee, however, is much lower than the millionaire leagues’ $27 at the low price of $2. Plus, if you deposit $5, that $2 fee is waived so you can spread that $5 further amongst other games. And that $2 (or $5) can win you up to $10,000.

Once again, the players you can select come from Sunday’s 1 P.M. games onwards (thus discounting the Saints and Panthers), and you can pick your roster before depositing any money and do so all the way up to that 1 P.M. deadline. Start picking your team over here, and good luck.


Time Is Running out to Sign up for Draft Kings’ Week 7 Millionaire League

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That lede is for the people coming across this post on Sunday morning. Everyone else can take their time a bit, since your team isn’t due until Sunday at 1 P.M. But if it’s currently Sunday at 11:30 A.M…. man, you gotta hurry.

Once again, Draft Kings is offering you a chance to bet on yourself and win big in another Millionaire League. You won’t have the Eagles to watch or care about, so why not throw a team together with a $27 deposit and try to bring home some BIG MONEY? All you have to do it pick your team using the given salary cap — team consists of one QB, two RBs, three WRs, and one TE, Flex and Defense — make your deposit, wait, and watch. The top 15,500 finishers bring home cash, and the first place winner gets $1,000,000 of the total $2,000,000 prize pool. And if it’s your first time playing, Draft Kings will give you a 100% bonus on your deposit up to $600.

It’s all really quite simple, and addictively fun. PICK YOUR TEAM, and then be sure to download the Draft Kings app, because you’re going to be obsessively checking it on Sunday. [Editor’s note: May I recommend Red Zone and the Draft Kings app for you?]


Good luck, readers.

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