Rundown of NFL Playoffs Game Options Across Sites
Your wimpy season-long leagues have been over for two weeks but we’re far from done with NFL games in the daily fantasy world. While the player pool is much smaller, your game options are almost the exact same as they were all season. Even the big prize pool events are still running! Read on to see what the sites are doing for the NFL Playoffs.
FanDuel’s normal Playoff contests include players from both Saturday and Sunday games. Remarkably, they are running the same Big Prize Pool contests as last week. So, an uncapped $5,000 Guaranteed $10 buy in “Blitz,” a capped $6,000 Guaranteed $25 buy in “Bomb,” and a capped $3,000 Guaranteed $50 buy in “Elite.”
Be sure to check these large field tournaments on Saturday afternoon – there’s a high percent chance of an overlay in my forecast. Not only are there fewer games to choose from, but players need to enter their teams on Saturday, a day earlier than usual. I’m inclined not to enter a lot of teams in the Bomb because there are so few players to choose from, but I believe the potential for an Overlay will change my mind. Use our FanDuel Promocode “Grinders” to get a $25 bonus on a $100 deposit if you don’t yet have an account.
They’ve been doing it every Playoffs since 2007 and this year is no different. Old reliable will be offering one day games for each of the first three rounds of the playoffs. So, there will be two days of games for the Wildcard and Divisional games, and then one day of games for the conference championships. FSL and Fantasy Factor are the only site offering one day games in the early rounds – all the other sites combine the two days of games into one player pool.
Neil from SportsGeek just passed this along:
“This week we’re going to run an $11 Entry with 250 teams and $2500 prize pool, a $55 Entry with 100 teams and a $5000 prize pool, and a $109 Entry with 30 teams and $3000 prize pool. We are cutting down on the size of the challenges since we’re not sure how much interest there will be for the postseason. We’re planning on running similar contests again next week for the second round of the playoffs and then will see how things are going and decide if we’re going to run anything once it’s down to four teams.”
So, all the same buy-ins, but smaller Guaranteed Prize pools. You can pull players from both Saturday and Sunday games. Decreasing those prize pools makes a lot of sense with so few players. I’m hoping FanDuel doesn’t get burned by leaving theirs high.
DraftStreet and DraftZone
Both of these sites are offering their full array of Snake Draft leagues and Salary Cap leagues. The player pool contains players from both Saturday and Sunday games. DraftZone is continuing the $500 Guaranteed for at least the first two weeks of the playoffs.