The 2015 NFL preseason has officially kicked off, and there are only a few weeks left until the regular season begins and Tampa Bay squares off Tennessee in the season opener. While the Bucs offense didn’t exactly light it up in Jameis Winston’s debut in a 26-16 loss at Minnesota on Saturday night, the pieces are in place for Dirk Koetter’s unit to be quite potent this year – especially from a fantasy football perspective.
PewterReport.com has partnered with DraftKings, the leader in daily fantasy sports, to bring you the best in daily fantasy football contests and they are kicking off the 2015 season with a bang.
DraftKings’ $10 Million NFL Millionaire Maker game costs just $20 to play and there is a $2 million top prize and a $1 million second-place prize. The top 125,700 finishing positions are paid out, too.
It’s the biggest fantasy football contest of all time, and it goes live on Sunday, September 13 at 1:00 pm ET.
Here’s how to play. You can select your team with salary cap-style drafting with $50,000 to select 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 Defense-Special Teams unit from the list provided on DraftKings. Because there is no fantasy draft involving other participants, you can select whichever players you like as long as they fit under your weekly salary cap.
The good news for Bucs fans is that there are some real bargains in DraftKings’ $10 Million NFL Millionaire Maker contest. Here are the notable Bucs offensive player values for this Week 1 contest along with NFL players valued equal or above them for perspective:
QB – Jameis Winston $6,000 (Andy Dalton $6,100, Marcus Mariota $6,000)
RB – Doug Martin $4,500 (Tevin Coleman $4,800, Isaiah Crowell $4,600)
WR – Mike Evans $7,700 and Vincent Jackson $6,000 (AJ Green $7,800, Anquan Boldin $6,200)
TE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins $3,400 (Kyle Rudolph $3,500, Delaine Walker $3,400)
D-ST – Bucs $2,800 (Jets $2,900, Lions $2,800)
Of course you don’t have to select any Buccaneers players for DraftKings’ $10 Million NFL Millionaire Maker contest. You can select Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and have Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and Cincinnati’s A.J. Green for this Week 1 contest if you’d like. Yet with the Buccaneers opening the season against the Titans, who are also coming off a 2-14 season, perhaps a Tampa Bay skill position player or two paired with the Bucs defense, who will be facing rookie Marcus Mariota, would be a wise investment.
Once you register for a free account on DraftKings, it costs just $20 to enter the DraftKings’ $10 Million NFL Millionaire Maker – and there even some free fantasy football games to play, too.
With DraftKings there is no season-long commitment, which helps you avoid injuries and dealing with draft day busts. You can play on your desktop, tablet and mobile devices, and there are DraftKings aps for Android and Apple iOS phones and tablets.
Click this link to enter or click on the DraftKings banners you see on PewterReport.com.
DraftKings is also sponsoring PewterReport.com’s Bucs Fantasy Football blogs this year, so look for those starting soon in our PR Bucs Blog section. DraftKings also has fun daily fantasy contests for college football, baseball, pro basketball and college basketball, hockey, golf, soccer and MMA, too.
Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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