DraftKings NFL Best Ball Contest: Things You Need to Know

Written by Mike Noblin
June 5, 2023
DraftKings NFL Best Ball Contest Things You Need to Know

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!

DraftKings NFL Best Ball Contest Rules

Here are some of the main rules of the contest. For a complete list, visit the DraftKings Best Ball contest web page.

Draft Information

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.

Roster Construction

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.

Entry Fees and Limits

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.

Prize Payouts and Scoring

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.

DraftKings NFL Best Ball $10M Millionaire Prize Pool

For Round 4

Rank Prize
1st $1,000,000
2nd $526,120
3rd $400,000
4th $300,000
5th $250,000
6th $200,000
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.

DraftKings Best Ball Scoring Format

From DraftKings Fantasy Sports

Scoring Offense
Passing TD +4 Pts
25 Passing Yards +1 Pt (+0.04 Pts/ Yard)
300+ Yard Passing Game +3 Pts
Interception -1 Pt
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
Reception +1 Pt
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

Need help planning your Best Ball draft? Stay tuned to EatWatchBet! We'll have a DraftKings Best Ball Strategy article available in the coming days.

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