I started to think that we were never going to watch football again but it's back and better than ever. This has to be the best season yet! The craziest thing though, I started playing Fantasy Football.
When I first started playing, I never imagined I'd get hooked. My friends and I play FanDuel's Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) because they do daily sports. No more picking your roster in late summer and being stuck with them for the entire season.
FanDuel's so much better for how easy it is to play and how accessible it is to get really great picks, along with rookies. It's great! ! We ended up putting our football knowledge to use and making some serious coin.
I figured the FanDuel app would just sit on my phone, but I checked out their other offerings and found them to be really great.
Here's why my friends and I can't stop using FanDuel DFS:
You get to pick an entirely new lineup every week. Each individual player has a salary value, and the total value of your team has to be less than your weekly cap
It's easy to sign up. It can be done online or through their app, which is free to download and available for iOS and Android
FanDuel DFS has great offers for new users! They'll match 20% of your first deposit up to $500!
Cashing out your winnings is easy and can be done at any time no matter what the amount- all you have to do is link your bank account or debit card.
FanDuel Fantasy has leagues for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer, golf, so it covers all bases. And you can place bets right up until the game starts.
You'll get real familiar real fast with the players to watch and players that hang out at the bottom of the barrel. I remember when I signed up, I almost backed out when I saw I had to put in my social security number, but that's just so they can verify you're not a player or coach.
I really didn't think I could care about other sports, but FanDuel DFS makes it exciting and super easy to care, especially when money's involved.
This week, the league's greatest quarterbacks had a chance to battle it out: Tom Brady took on Aaron Rodgers in a surprise blowout win, while MVP candidate Josh Allen lost to Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.
The lesson to be learned here is don't count those MVP votes before Week 6 (and never, never slander Tom Brady before a big game).
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's dive into players we like and players we advise to avoid in Week 6.
This week follows a weekend of uniquely extreme highs and lows: some good, some bad, and so much ugly.
While Comeback Player of the Year candidate Alex Smith suited up and bravely played opposite Aaron Donald, Dak Prescott put on his own brave face as he was carted away with a brutal broken ankle that'll have him sidelined for the rest of the season.
The Texans won their first game, valiantly redeeming the fantasy value of Brandin Cooks and David Johnson. The Falcons lost again and finally fired disgraced head coach Dan Quinn, while Carson Wentz lost the Eagles' perch atop the division with a pick-ridden loss to a steely defense.
As Week 6 approaches, here are the drops, swaps and shops you need to make in light of a shocking Week 5.