Heavy’s partners over at DraftKings have created a low buy-in MLB contest for Wednesday, May 27, designed to make you quick cash. Turn your $3 into hundreds of dollars by playing fantasy baseball. It’s that simple.
For just a $3 buy-in, you have a shot to pocket the top prize of $800. Second place in the Mini Moonshot gets $500 and third takes home $300. The top 780 finishers will be paid.
And even better news: if you’re new to DraftKings and just made your first account deposit, you will receive a $3 voucher which can be redeemed to play in the contest for free. The voucher expires a year from when it was issued.
As a first-time user with DraftKings, when you sign up and are prompted for a DraftKings promo code, use “HEAVY.”
The contest gets underway at 8:05 p.m. Eastern so it includes all players from the pool of MLB’s Wednesday evening schedule only. The contest is only open to just over 3,800 participants so reserve your spot now.
The rules are simple: You get a $50,000 salary cap to spend on 10 players – 2 pitchers, 1 catcher, 1 first baseman, 1 second baseman, 1 shortstop, 1 third baseman and 3 outfielders. The better your selected players do, the better your fantasy team does, the better chance you have to make money.
Also for first-time players, when you sign up you get a 100 percent deposit bonus up to $600. You put in $600, DraftKings will match your $600.
As for your lineup, there are only 4 games on the evening schedule, so the player pool is going to be a bit shallow. But it doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden gems.
I went all in on pitching for Wednesday night. I went with the 2 most expensive options – Washington’s Max Scherzer ($11,100 at Chicago) and Los Angeles’ Zack Greinke ($9,500 vs. Atlanta). They’re going to score you points.
Even by dedicating over 40 percent of my $50K cap to 2 players, I was able to put together a hitting lineup I am very confident in. I was able to get mashers like Arizona 1B Paul Goldschimdt and Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, and then mixed in a bunch of hot hitters like Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta, Padres OF Will Venable and Nationals OF Denard Span.
Here’s my full lineup:
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