DraftDay $200,000 DDC Challenge, Scoreboard Innovation & More
DraftDay is back at it with more impressive site updates and huge promotions. The 24-Event DDC (DraftDay Championship – previously DOCOFS ) has officially arrived, and brought along with it one-helluva’ scoreboard for tracking your teams through the $200,000 in DDC guarantees. This scoreboard isn’t your run-of-the-mill stat tracker; It’s the Swiss Army Knife of daily fantasy scoreboards, giving you every stat desirable while tracking your GPPs. And to top things off, there’s even the new ‘All Access Pass’ for the Grinders looking for more game-time for their buck when entering Daily Fantasy contests. Here’s the full rundown of what to look out for on DraftDay right now:
DDC – DraftDay Championship
The DraftDay Championship (DDC) is a fantasy sports series awarding over $200,000 in prizes across 24 weekly fantasy football and daily fantasy basketball events (and it’s sponsored by the beautiful Sara Jean Underwood). You can battle the top players in fantasy sports over the course of 12 days and fight for position on the Player of the Series Leaderboard and ultimately the DDC crown. DDC events will award serious cash prizes and you can earn Player of the Series points for every game you play.
DDC Event Schedule
|Date||Event Name||Buy In||Entries||Prizepool|
|Dec. 9||DDC Event 1 – The Warm-Up||$11||2,000||$20,000|
|Dec. 9||DDC Event 2 – Deep Roster||$25||300||$6,750|
|Dec. 9||DDC Event 3 – 150 Target||$15||370||$5,000|
|Dec. 9||DDC Event 4 – 1PM Only||$5.50||500||$2,500|
|Dec. 9||DDC Event 5 – Pickem||$2.50||500||$1,125|
|Dec. 9||DDC Event 6 – Salary Cap||$1.10||2,000||$2,000|
|Dec. 9 (4pm)||DDC Event 7 – 4pm and Later Games||$5.50||200||$1,000|
|Dec. 9 (8pm)||DDC Event 8 – Sunday & Monday Night ($90k Salary)||$5.50||250||$1,250|
|Dec. 10||DDC Event 9 – $5 NBA Heads-Up Championship (Registration opens Thurs night 7:30p ET)||$5.50||128||$640|
|Dec. 10||DDC Event 10 – $50 NBA Heads-Up Championship (Registration opens Thurs night 7:30p ET)||$55.00||128||$6,400|
|Dec. 10||DDC Event 11 – NBA Salary Cap||$5.50||300||$1,500|
|Dec. 11||DDC Event 12 – $25 DDC Rumble (25% of field advance each round)||$25||256||$5,940|
|Dec. 11||DDC Event 13 – $2.50 DDC Rumble (25% of field advance each round)||$2.50||256||$594|
|Dec. 12||DDC Event 14 – NBA Salary Cap||$15||740||$10,000|
|Dec. 13||DDC Event 15 – NBA Target 225||$25||133||$3,000|
|Dec. 13||DDC Event 16 – NBA 90k Salary Cap||$5.50||250||$1,250|
|Dec. 13||DDC Event 17 – NFL Primetime (TNF,SNF,MNF games only)||$11||300||$3,000|
|Dec. 13||DDC Event 18 – NFL Primetime (TNF,SNF,MNF games only)||$1.10||1,000||$1,000|
|Dec. 14||DDC Event 19 – NBA Fifty-Fifty||$25||133||$3,000|
|Dec. 14||DDC Event 20 – NBA All Flex Positions||$11||250||$2,500|
|Dec. 14||DDC Event 21 – NBA Pickem||$5.50||200||$1,000|
|Dec. 16||DDC Event 22 – Mini-Mini Main Event||$2.15||1,500||$3,000|
|Dec. 16||DDC Event 23 – Mini Main Event||$21.50||750||$15,000|
|Dec. 16||DDC Event 24 – Main Event||$215||500||$100,000|
DDC Player of the Series
The DDC Player of the Series Leaderboard will recognize the top player during the entire series. Top point-earners can win the following additional prizes:
- $25,000 if you land in first place in both (NBA and NFL) final leaderboards
- Autographed Sara Underwood picture for both final leaderboard winners
- Free NFL game with $1,000 in prizes for NFL Top 25 Player of the Series
- Free NBA game with $1,000 in prizes for NBA Top 25 Player of the Series
DraftDay has taken real-time data delivery for fantasy sports to a new level by releasing an improved Live Scoring feature. All columns are sortable, making for not only a more efficient, but a potentially educational experience while you navigate your GPP scoreboards. The entire experience is also faster than its predecessor. Check out the walkthrough video below, along with a description some of RotoGrinders favorite enhancements to the new DraftDay scoreboard:
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Projected Points Column – This is probably Grinders’ favorite addition. You can sort the entire GPP field by Projected Points, which is a function of that player’s Minutes Remaining and their Salary. This takes the GPP experience to a whole new level. You no longer have to sift through hundreds of entries to try and determine where you really stand in an event, this can quickly, and relatively accurately, tell you where you’re projected to finish. This will save Grinders a ton of time during the dreaded Sunday-to-Monday night wait period in NFL.
PR (Players Remaining) Column – This column shows you how many players your opponents have remaining, and you can hover-over to see which players specifically are remaining and how many minutes they have left. Very helpful in gauging your chances vs. that team quickly.
% Drafted – This shows the percentage of the field in your GPP which drafted this player
Sortable Price & Points Columns – Easily view and sort by a Player’s Price or Points for that night. These columns are helpful, but also educational and entertaining while you watch the games live.
Hide Common Players – Check a box to hide players you share in common with your opponent, and focus on who you really need to win the contest
Contest Nav-bar – A new banner above your scoreboard allows you to quickly jump from one GPP Contest you are in to the next. This is an awesome addition for the hardcore Grinder, and should save some time.
Hover-Over Stats/Show Full Stats – You now have the option to either hover over a player name to see that player’s full stat-line, or you can check to ‘Show Full Stats’ within the scoreboard.
Note: Depending on when you are reading this, you might need to hit the ‘Try Our Beta Stat Page’ button to enable the new view of the scoreboards.
DraftDay All Access Pass
Rounding out the recent big additions to DraftDay, we have the All Access Pass. The All Access Pass is designed for players who aren’t fond of large field events, which are more difficult to win. It’s a series of 10 fantasy NFL and NBA games with only 25 entrants and $250 in cash prizes to be won.
You simply pay $10 upfront, and get access to 10 games with a $25 prizepool over the course of 7 days. Here’s a sample schedule from the first event held on December 2nd, 2012:
Benefits of All Access Pass:
- Less Opponents: Each game has a maximum of 25 entrants, immensely increasing your odds at winning (compared to our 3,000 entrant freerolls)
- Play more each week: Enter multiple NBA and NFL lineups each week into a variety of game formats (including Quarterback Only games, target games and 50/50 games)
- $250 in cash prizes: Your odds at cash prizes increase in these small field games
- Great Value: You get exclusive access to 10 games and $250 in prizes.
- Try NBA risk-free: Get started playing fantasy hoops and win cash prizes!
As you can see, there’s a lot going on over at DraftDay this week. Grinders won’t want to miss out on the awesome guarantees in the DDC. And definitely check out the new scoreboard when you get a chance. If you’re not yet a member of DraftDay you can use any of the links in this article to join, and get access to the Grinders Incentives DraftDay Daily Research Tools. Best of luck!