Millions Up for Grabs in DraftKings’ Week 1 NFL Contests

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The NFL season is underway, and Heavy’s partners at DraftKings are celebrating with a menu of new contests. The first of three big ones, the Thursday Millionaire contest, is in the books. But there are two other big ones on tap, including a free, first-of-its-kind team “pick em” game.

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:

Team Pick ‘Em Contest

This is a first-of-its-kind contest at DraftKings. It’s as simple as can be: You pick the winner of each game Sunday and Monday straight-up. That’s it. No lineups, and no point spreads. The contest starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, when the first batch of games will be under way. It includes both games on Monday night. The contest is free to enter. You can enter here. The winners of the contest will split $300,000. (It’s very likely there will be a tie for first in the contest. In the event that one single entry is alone in first place, the player with that entry will get all $300,000.)

Sunday Millionaire

The Sunday Millionaire is a DraftKings mainstay. The prize pool of $5 million is the biggest the company offers. The top finisher will earn $1 million. The Sunday Millionaire is in the “classic” format. You’ll draft a team of nine players and be given a $50,000 salary cap. The roster consists of a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, a tight end, a defense, and a “flex” spot. It’s $20 to enter. You can enter here.

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A message from DraftKings:

Play FREE to win $1,000,000 for the return of football on Thursday! Claim your free entry with your first deposit of at least $5 and then draft a team of players to take your shot at winning big. Claim your FREE entry.

*Eligibility restrictions apply see website for details.

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