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Welcome to our review of DraftKings, the one of the biggest and best daily and weekly fantasy sports sites on the web! Daily fantasy sports allows sports enthusiasts to pick a team and get paid after the games are over!

"DK" has been kind enough to work out a special deal with us that allows RotoPicks readers a special 100% signup bonus up to $600 in free bonus cash! Simply enter promo code: ROTOPICKS after signing up through the link above and the bonus will be applied to your account! As with all daily fantasy website bonuses, your bonus cash is credited to your account in a time released fashion as you play. Deposit bonuses release in increments of $1 for every 100 Frequent Player Points (FPPs) that you earn by playing in paid contests. All deposit bonuses expire four months after they are created.

Frequent Player Points (FPPs) are points you earn upon the start of every paid contest you enter on, whether you win or lose. FPPs awarded vary per contest type (displayed on the Draft page) and are not earned for playing in FREE ENTRY games. The more contests you join and money you spend, the more FPPs you earn.

DraftKings caters to both the novice and professional daily fantasy player. You can play for free in their freerolls (which offer prizes) to get a feel for the site, or play for real money from as little as a quarter ($0.25) all the way up to highroller action of $5,300 per game!

DK offers daily and weekly leagues for NFL football, NCAA football, NBA basketball, college basketball Major League Baseball, NHL hockey, PGA golf, and even their new MMA daily fantasy games. You can play in leagues as small as head to head all the way up to thousands of players in Guaranteed Prize Pool Leagues (GPP's). Types of leagues vary including but not limited to: large guaranteed prize pool salary cap leagues, head to head, 50/50 (aka Double Ups), and more. Our favorite leagues are the double up leagues where you only have to finish within the top 50% to cash!

DraftKings Info:

Phone: No phone support at this time.
Customer Service Email:
Support Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST
In Business Since: 2012
Location 225 Franklin St., 26th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Minimum Deposit: Only $5.00
Deposit Options: Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, DWOLLA.
Withdrawal Options: Payouts are made via Paypal/Check and are FAST!
Signup Bonus: RotoPicks readers receive a special 100% up to $600!
Bonus/Promo Code: ROTOPICKS
Minimum League Entry Fee: Offers free games. Cash games start at $0.25!
Rewards Program: Offers DraftKings dollars for fulfilling affiliate deals with their list of advertisers, ranging from filling out surveys to signing up for services. DraftKings dollars can be used as real cash.

Software: Can be played on all major browsers or through their mobile app via iOS platforms using iOS 7.0+ or Android.

Rosters and Salary Caps

NFL: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, D/ST ($50,000).

College Football: QB, QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX ($50,000)

NBA: PG, SG, SF, PF, C, G, F, UTIL ($50,000)

College Basketball: G, G, G, F, F, F, C, UTIL ($50,000)

Baseball: P, P, C, 1B/DH, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF ($50,000)

Golf: GOLFER x6 ($50,000)

NHL: W, W, W, C, C, D, D, UTIL, G ($50,000)

MMA: 5 Fighters ($50,000)

Soccer: GK, D, D, M, M, F, F, Flex ($50,000)



OffensePointsDefense/Special TeamsPoints
Passing TD4 ptsDefensive TD6 pts
Passing Yard.04 ptsReturn TD6 pts
Rushing TD6 ptsInterception2 pts
Rushing Yard.1 ptsFumble Recovery2 pts
Receiving TD6 ptsSack1 pt
Receiving Yard.1 ptsSafety2 pts
Reception1 ptBlocked Kick2 pts
2pt Conversion2 pts0 Points Allowed10 pts
Interception-1 pt1-6 Points Allowed7 pts
Fumble Lost-1 pt7-13 Points Allowed4 pts
Return TD6 pts14-20 Points Allowed1 pt
300+ Yard Passing Game3 pts21-27 Points Allowed0 pts
100+ Yard Rushing Game3 pts28-34 Points Allowed-1 pt
100+ Yard Receiving Game3 pts35+ Points Allowed-4 pts
  Extra Point1 pt
  Field Goal 0-39 Yards3 pts
  Field Goal 40-49 Yards4 pts
  Field Goal 50+ Yards5 pts

College Football:

Rushing yards made = 0.1 pts
Rushing touchdowns = 6 pts
Passing yards = 0.04 pts
Passing touchdowns = 4 pts
Interceptions = -1 pt
Receiving yards = 0.1 pts
Receiving touchdowns = 6 pts
Receptions = 1 pt
Punt/Kickoff return touchdowns = 6 pts
Fumbles lost = -1 pt
300+ Yard Passing Game = 3 pts
100+ Yard Rushing Game = 3 pts
100+ Yard Receiving Game = 3 pts

Pro Hoops:

Basketball (NBA)
Point = 1 pt
Made 3pt. shot = 0.5 pts
Rebound = 1.25 pts
Assist = 1.5 pts
Steal = 2 pts
Block = 2pts
Turnover = -0.5pts
Double-Double = 1.5 pts
Triple-Double = 3 pts
NOTE: There is a maximum of one double-double per player (Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals) and a maximum of one triple double per player (Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals).

NCAA Basketball:

College Basketball (NCAA)
Point = 1 pt
Made 3pt. shot = 0.5 pts
Rebound = 1.25 pts
Assist = 1.5 pts
Double-Double = 1.5 pts
Triple-Double = 3 pts
NOTE: There is a maximum of one double-double per player (Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals) and a maximum of one triple double per player (Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals).


Hitters Pitchers
Single = 3 pts Inning Pitched = 2.25 pts
Double = 5 pts Strikeout = 2 pts
Triple = 8 pts W = 4 pts
Home Run = 10 pts Earned Run Allowed = -2 pts
RBI = 2 pts Hit Allowed = -0.6 pts
Run = 2 pts Walk = -0.6pts
Walk = 2 pts Hit Batsman = -0.6 pts
Hit By Pitch = 2 pts Complete Game = 2.5 pts
Stolen Base = 5 pts Shutout = 2.5 pts
Caught Stealing = -2 pts No Hitter = 5 pts


Tournament Finish Per Hole/Streak & Bonuses
1st Place = 30 pts Double Eagle = 20 pts
2nd Place = 20 pts Eagle = 8 pts
3rd Place = 18 pts Birdie = 3 pts
4th Place = 16 pts Par = 0.5 pts
5th Place = 14 pts Bogey = -0.5 pts
6th Place = 12 pts Double Bogey = -1 pts
7th Place = 10 pts Worse than Double Bogey = -1 pts
8th Place = 9 pts Streak of 3 Birdies or Better = 3 pts
9th Place = 8 pts Bogey Free Round = 3 pts
10th Place = 7 pts All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes = 5 pts
11th-15th Place = 6 pts Hole in One = 10 pts
16th-20th Place = 5 pts  
21st-25th Place = 4 pts  
26th-30th Place = 3 pts  
31st-40th Place = 2 pts  
41st-50th Place = 1 pt


Skaters Goalies
Goals = 3 pts Win = 3 pts
Assists = 2 pts Goals Against = -1 pt
Shots on Goal = 0.3 pt Saves = 0.2 pts
Blocked Shot = 0.5 pt Shutout Bonus = 2pts
Penalty Minutes = 0.1 pt  
Short Handed Point Bonus = 1 pt  
Shootout Goal = 0.2 pts  
Hat Trick Bonus = 1.5 pts


The scoring for fantasy UFC is broken into two categories: Moves Scoring (in fight action) and Fight Conclusion Bonuses (who wins and which round)
MMA Moves Scoring - Fighters Rack Up Points During The Fight
Significant Strikes (SS): +0.5 PTS
Advance (ADVC): +1 PT
Takedown (TD): +2 PTS
Reversal/Sweep (REV): +2 PTS
Knockdown (KD): +3 PTS
Notes: Significant Strikes are any Distance Strike or Clinch/Ground Strikes that are considered "Power Strikes" by official scorers.
Advances include:
To Half Guard
To Side Control
To Mount
To Back Control
Fight Conclusion Points - Who Wins and Which Round
1st Round Win (1rW+): +100 PTS
2nd Round Win (2rW+): +70 PTS
3rd Round Win (3rW+): +50 PTS
4th Round Win (4rW+): +40 PTS
5th Round Win (5rW+): +40 PTS
Decision Win (WBD+) : +25 PTS

More Reasons to Open an Account at DraftKings: Occasionally offers re-deposit bonuses (Usually prior to each sport starting). You can set up special "private leagues" where you can play against your friends or co-workers. The owners of the site are hands on. They care. They listen to their members needs and this creates a better user experience. Offers online chat where you can converse with other fantasy football fanatics!

View past performances by going to My DraftKings. Same goes for transactions involving your daily fantasy sports account.

As you may have seen on TV or the Wall Street Journal, people are playing daily fantasy leagues for a living! Will you be next to have your name atop the leaderboards? Whether you're playing for fun or trying to make some easy cash, DraftKings has all you could ever want... and more!

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Daily Fantasy Bonus Codes

Fanduel: Enter promo code ROTOPICKS into the box to receive a special 100% sign-up bonus on your first deposit up to $200!

Draftkings: Enter promo code ROTOPICKS when signing up and receive a GIANT 100% bonus up to $600 in free cash!

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