DraftKings NFL: $10 Million Week 1 Fantasy Football Contest

Aaron Rodgers will look to continue his fantasy football dominance in 2015. (Getty)

Aaron Rodgers will look to continue his fantasy football dominance in 2015. (Getty)

Heavy’s partners at DraftKings are taking the upcoming NFL season to new heights with the biggest fantasy football contest of all time for Week 1.

Sign up for DraftKings and enter the $10 Millionaire Maker fantasy football contest for a chance to win $2 million.

That’s right, the guaranteed prize pool is $10 million and the player with the top fantasy score for Week 1 gets $2 million of it.

The contest gets underway on Sunday, September 13, so it doesn’t include any players from the Pittsburgh Steelers-New England Patriots season-opener on Thursday, September 10.

The buy-in for the contest is $20 or you can try to win an entry for as little as 25 cents by participating in a satellite contest, which run through September 12.

The second-place finisher gets $1 million, while third receives $500,000. Over 125,000 entered teams will be paid at least $25.

Click here to sign up with DraftKings promo code HEAVY and get a 100 percent deposit bonus up to $600.

Your roster will be comprised of 9 players — 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, 3 wide receivers, 1 tight end, 1 FLEX (RB or WR or TE) and 1 defense/special teams unit.

The rules are simple, with a $50 million salary cap choose the 9 players you think will perform the best during Week 1 of the NFL season between Sunday’s and Monday night’s games. The better your selected players do on the field, the better your fantasy does, the more money you make.

The most expensive players in the contest are wide receivers Julio Jones ($9,300), Odell Beckham Jr. ($9,200), Demaryius Thomas ($9,100) and Dez Bryant ($8,700).

Aaron Rodgers ($8,600) and Andrew Luck ($8,300) have the biggest cap hits for the quarterbacks.

As for running backs, Jamaal Charles ($7,900), Matt Forte ($7,800) and Adrian Peterson ($7,700) are the priciest.

I haven’t thrown together my lineup just yet, but will be doing so as Week 1 draws near and posting it.

Before you fill our your lineup, be sure to know the scoring system. You can brush up on it below:

DraftKings NFL Scoring Key

Offensive players point scoring:

Passing TD = +4
25 Passing Yards = +1 (+0.04/ per yard is awarded)
300+ Yard Passing Game = +3
Interception = -1
10 Rushing Yards = +1 (+0.1 per yard is awarded)
Rushing TD = +6
100+ Yard Rushing Game = +3
10 Receiving Yards = +1 (+0.1 per yard is awarded)
Reception = +1
Receiving TD = +6
100+ Yard Receiving Game = +3
Punt/Kickoff Return for TD = +6
Fumble Lost = -1
2 Point Conversion (Pass, Run, or Catch) = +2
Offensive Fumble Recovery TD = +6

Defense/Special Teams point scoring:

Sack = +1
Interception = +2
Fumble Recovery = +2
Kickoff Return TD = +6
Punt Return TD = +6
Interception Return TD = +6
Fumble Recovery TD = +6
Blocked Punt or FG Return TD = +6
Safety = +2
Blocked Kick = +2
0 Points Allowed = +10
1-6 Points Allowed = +7
7-13 Points Allowed = +4
14-20 Points Allowed = +1
21-27 Points Allowed = 0
28-34 Points Allowed = -1
35+ Points Allowed = -4

The following scoring plays will result in Points Allowed (PA) by your Defense/Special Teams (DST):
Rushing TDs, Passing TDs, Punt Return TDs, Kick Return TDs and Blocked Punt TDs
2-point conversions

Note: Points Allowed (PA) only includes points surrendered while the Defense/Special Team is on the field — it doesn’t include points given up by team’s offense (i.e. points off offensive turnovers).

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