Sports fans have some extra incentive to get in the game with FanDuel during the 2019-20 NFL season. The DFS site is hosting a free survivor contest with a chance for players to win $100,000.
To get in on the action and create a FanDuel account, click here. Once you’ve created an account and downloaded the app, scroll down the main screen to find the NFL Survivor contest.
How does an NFL survivor contest work?
Participating in a survivor contest is easy. Players look at the complete slate of NFL games and simply pick one team to win each week. Once you use a team, you can no longer use it again.
So, for example, if you pick the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, you can’t use the Eagles again for the remainder of the contest.
Prognosticators who pick a winner advance to the next week to pick again. The pickers who got it wrong are eliminated. It’s that simple.
Making those picks sounds a bit easier than it really is. In a league with a salary cap plenty of parity, even poor teams can have a good day. What might have been a sure-thing often sends many survivor participants packing.
To make it even more challenging, many survivor pools only allow players to pick a team one time. Players really have to weigh their options.
FanDuel’s survivor contest follows that same general format. But there are a few things to remember:
- All picks by must be made by Sunday at 1 p.m. (EST). Once they’re made, all picks are final.
- Participants can only pick each team once.
- Players who fail to pick a week will be eliminated.
- Teams that play before Sunday at 1 p.m. (EST) are not available to be picked.
The site will track winners throughout the season. To participate, players simply must have a registered FanDuel.com account. If more than one player wins the contest, those players will split the $100,000 prize.
Another chance at some free FanDuel cash
Along with the survivor contest, FanDuel is also offering players a chance at $10,000 each week throughout the season. In the Gridiron Pick’em contest, users pick a winner of every NFL game on the schedule each week.
Any player or players who pick every game correctly will split that week’s jackpot. All picks must be made by 1 p.m. (EST) each Sunday.
With 17 weeks in the season, that’s a total of $170,000 up for grabs. Players don’t even have to worry about the point spread – simply pick the winner in each game.
Any winnings from either contest will be deposited into a player’s FanDuel account. Check out the Week 1 schedule and start considering those survivor and pick’em selections.