DraftKings NFL: Best Weekly Fantasy Football Contests

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back after missing nearly all of 2014. (Getty)

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back after missing nearly all of 2014. (Getty)

Heavy’s partners at DraftKings know a thing or two about the daily fantasy sports business.

And with the NFL season in full swing, they are putting out hundreds of fantasy football contests each week to make the on-field action even more exciting.

Each day, more and more people are flocking to daily fantasy football, where there opportunities to win big cash prizes and no season-long commitment.

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Some of the most popular weekly contest offers from DraftKings are:

$1M Kickoff Million Contest

Sign up for DraftKings here and enter the $1M Kickoff Million contest, which runs each Thursday. The contest has a guaranteed $1 million total prize, including $100K to first place.

This contest kicks off the NFL week on Thursday night. The contest has a $3 entry fee and has a top prize of $100,000.

Second place takes home $50,000, while third place gets $30K.

The Kickoff contest will include players from each week’s Thursday night game as well as those playing Sunday and during Monday Night Football. Lineups need to be set by 8:25 p.m. Eastern on Thursday.

$1M Play Action Contest

Sign up for DraftKings here and enter the $1M Play Action contest, which runs every Sunday. The first-place prize is $100,000.

The Play Action contest is very similar to the Kickoff Million except it starts on Sunday and does not include any players from the Thursday game.

The total prize pool is also $1 million and the winner takes home $100,000. Like the Kickoff, second place receives $50,000 and third $30,000.

This contest also has a $3 buy-in. Lineups for the Play Action must be submitted by 1 p.m. Eastern each Sunday.

DraftKings NFL Rosters

The NFL fantasy football rules are pretty simple: 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.

Then with a $50 million salary cap, choose the 9 players you think will perform the best during the weekend’s games.

The better your selected players do on the field, the better your fantasy team does, the more money you make.

And don’t forget to bookmark our fantasy football rankings 2015 page as we’ll be doing weekly rankings and offering weekly advice posts for your season-long leagues.

Also, keep your eye out for our weekly DraftKings NFL advice posts.