DOCOFS Week is Almost Here!

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The DOCOFS is almost here! Starting this Monday, May 21st, you can take your shot at over $40,000 in guaranteed prizes throughout the week on DraftDay. This is one of the most exciting and innovative promotions we’ve seen in Daily Fantasy to date, and a tradition we hope carries on for years to come. There’s a ton of value to be had throughout the week with the potential overlays, the influx of newer competition, and the deposit bonuses/free $5 games DraftDay offers. You can even qualify for the $200 buy-in for as little as $1 right now through one of may satellite formats.

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DOCOFS Preview

To get prepared for the DOCOFS, and to make sure you get the most value out of the over $40,000 in guarantees, let’s first take a look at the upcoming schedule of Events:

DOCOFS Schedule

Date Event Name Buy In Prizepool
May 21 (7:05p) Event 1 – Warm-Up $10 $10,000
May 22 (7:05p) Event 2 – NL-Only $10 $2,000
May 22 (7:05p) Event 3 – AL-Only $10 $2,000
May 22 (7:05p) Event 4 – Hit It & Split It $25 $2,000
May 23 (12:35p) Event 5 – Turbo $50 $4,000
May 23 (7:05p) Event 6 – 90k Salary Cap $10 $2,000
May 24 (7:10p) Event Qualifier $10 4 Main Event Seat Guarantee
May 24 (7:10p) Event Qualifier $50 5 Main Event Seat Guarantee
May 24 (7:10p) Event 7 – Double Up $25 $2,000
May 25 (7:05p) EventEvent $200 $20,000

Additional Info

  • The winners of events 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 will get a free entry to the $200 buy-in Main Event!
  • The winners of events 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 will also get a customized-avatar on DraftDay!
  • Main Event Seat Satellite Day – On May 24th there will be two satellite qualifiers for the Main Event! The first will be a $10 buy-in with a 4 seat guarantee. The second a $50 buy-in with a 5 seat guarantee.
  • The Player of the Series will win up to $2,000 in prizes. The first $1,000 is guaranteed, and the next is earned if the Player of the Series beats Sirius XM’s Kay Adams in a heads-up freeroll
  • The second through eleventh place finishers in the Player of the Series race will be entered into a private 10-man game for $1,000 in cash. This will pay out as follows:

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $225
3rd Place: $150
4th Place: $100
5th Place: $75
6th Place: $50
7th Place: $25
8th Place: $25
9th Place: $25
10th Place: $25

How to Prepare

Each contest will allow for multiple entries, with the number of entries allowed varying per event. If you’re not sure which events you want to play, here’s a brief overview of each game-type:

Warm-Up – The warm-up is your standard salary cap game. There’s a huge guarantee and small buy-in price, which will create an uber-large field to play in. I would expect an overlay of around $1,000 1 based on previous DraftDay guarantees, making this event a great value to play in.

NL/AL-Only – In the same fashion that season-long leagues often have NL-Only or AL-Only formats, DraftDay will provide the same variety in their Daily Fantasy contests.

Hit It and Split It – The Hit It & Split It is an innovative and dynamic contest where if your fantasy squad for the day hits a certain number, you split the entire prizepool evenly with anyone who hit that number.

Turbo – The Turbo contest will consist of the early MLB games only. It makes for a great experience to see all players on all teams playing at the same time, and then to have all contests done within 3-4 hours and winning payments processed just in time for the 90k salary cap.

90k Salary Cap – The 90k Salary Cap is a reduced cap game that forces users to select less-well-known players, and less-obvious choices. In theory, it is a more challenging game-type for more experienced and advanced Daily Fantasy Grinders.

Double-Up – The Double-Up is exactly what the name hints at…if you make the top-half of the field, you double your buy-in to $50!

Main Event – The Main Event is exactly what it sounds like…it’s kind of a big deal. All satellite winners are automatically entered into the M.E., but you also have the option to buy directly in. With a $20,000 guarantee, you can expect around 100 entrants to this event. You can qualify through the variety of satellites DD offers.

Satellites to the Main Event – Satellites are offered daily on Draftday for a buy-in of $1-$25, each giving the winner a seat to the Main Event. The satellites are labelled in the DraftDay lobby with a red [Q] next to the event. In addition to the daily qualifiers, DraftDay is having two big satellite qualifiers on May 24th. The first will be a $10 buy-in with a 4 seat guarantee. The second a $50 buy-in with a 5 seat guarantee.

Don’t hold back in telling your friends to join in on the action. If you’re new to DraftDay, join using any of our links to receive a 20% bonus on your first deposit (up to $30). You can find more information on the site by checking out our DraftDay Review

1This is just the writer’s estimation based on previous guaranteed events on DraftDay, and is not a reliable figure. The true overlay won’t be determined until Event #1 begins on Monday night.

About the Author

  • Cameron MacMillan (Cameron)

  • Cameron MacMillan co-founded in 2010 along with Cal Spears and Riley Bryant. He operates on the business as the COO of RotoGrinders, and now the COO of Better Collective, TN, after Better Collective acquired RotoGrinders in 2019. – Follow him on twitter at @Cam_Mac_Millan


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