Attention all DFS players! DraftKings, one of the most iconic names in the sportsbook and fantasy sports industry, is making headlines with its 2023 NFL Best Ball Contest. The total prize pool will be $10 million, which will make it one of the largest Best Ball competitions in the world.
Have further questions about the DraftKings NFL Best Ball contest? You've come to the right place. In this article, we do a deep dive into rules, entry limits, and prizes below. Best of luck this season!
Here are some of the main rules of the contest. For a complete list, visit the DraftKings Best Ball contest web page.
In this year's DraftKings NFL Best Ball contest, fantasy players will select their players in a live snake draft format. Once your roster is set, there won't be any waiver wire options or trades. This makes your draft strategy even more important!
Players can choose between Fast Draft or Slow Draft Settings. With the fast draft option, you'll have 30 seconds to make each selection. With the slow draft option, you'll have 8 hours to make each pick.
DraftKings will automatically set your lineup each week for you based on the highest scoring players that are on your roster. This contest type is full PPR, which means each player gets 1 point per reception. Keep that in mind during your draft.
Your roster must have 20 players and must consist of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX, and 12 Bench players. Only the players in your starting lineup can score points for your squad. Bench players cannot contribute.
Want to hear some cool news about the DraftKings NFL Best Ball $10 Million? The entry fee is only $10. That small amount will buy you much more fun than a few scratch-off tickets. Plus, you'll get to stay in action for most of the NFL season!
Here's some more good news! You can enter this contest up to 150 times! If the draft doesn't go as planned for you on your first entry, simply enter another one.
All players will compete in a 12-team league. Round 1 of the contest will cover NFL Weeks 1 through 14 and the Top 2 from each league will advance to the next round.
Rounds 2, 3, and 4 will cover Weeks 15, 16, and 17 respectively. Only the top player from each league will advance in Rounds 2 and 3. Round 4 will consist of 1,364 league winners!
Second and third place finishers in Round 2 will receive $20. Folks that come in 4th through 12th place will win $15. For Round 3, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will get $60 and 4th through 12th place will get $50.
As you might expect, the mega payouts start flowing after Round 4. The overall winner will take home $1 million and anyone in the Top 10 will clear at least $100,000. Here's a full list of the prize pool for Round 4.
For Round 4
|7th - 8th||$150,000|
|9th - 10th||$100,000|
|11th - 15th||$50,000|
|16th - 20th||$40,000|
|21st - 30th||$30,000|
|31st - 40th||$20,000|
|41st - 60th||$15,000|
|61st - 100th||$10,000|
|101st - 150th||$5,000|
|151st - 200th||$4,000|
|201st - 300th||$3,000|
|301st - 400th||$2,000|
|401st - 500th||$1,000|
|501st - 750th||$700|
|751st - 1,364th||$500|
As far as scoring is concerned, here is a table with all of that pertinent information.
From DraftKings Fantasy Sports
|Passing TD||+4 Pts|
|25 Passing Yards||+1 Pt (+0.04 Pts/ Yard)|
|300+ Yard Passing Game||+3 Pts|
|Rushing TD||+6 Pts|
|10 Rushing Yards||+1 Pt (+0.1 Pts/Yard)|
|100+ Yard Rushing Game||+3 Pts|
|Receiving TD||+6 Pts|
|10 Receiving Yards||+1 Pt (+0.1 Pts/Yard)|
|100+ Receiving Yard Game||+3 Pts|
|Punt/Kickoff/FG Return for TD||+6 Pts|
|Fumble Lost||-1 Pt|
|2 Pt Conversion (Pass, Run, or Catch)||+2 Pts|
|Offensive Fumble Recovery TD||+6 Pts|
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