Can You Win Big Money Playing Daily Fantasy Sports?
CarlBassewitz, Goulet, Troll4MVP are all the usernames of players who have won $1 Million playing daily fantasy sports. Yes $1M…not over a year, not over a month we are talking over 1 day or one weekend playing DFS. In fact, Fanduel player Scott “Escot4” Hanson won a crazy $2 million by winning the 2014 Fanduel Football Championship. So yes you can make huge, life changing money these days all by simply drafting a roster of fantasy athletes. In the early days of DFS it was more of a grind, you had to chip away and be patient to earn a big bankroll. Daily fantasy sports was quite a new concept in 2010-2011, you needed to look for sites offering overlays (tournaments where there is more prize money than entry fees). Those days are now long gone.
The landscape started to change when DFS sites Fanduel and Draftkings started rolling out their annual Championship Tournaments. Each year now these sites host live championship events in each major sport (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) with the prize totals reaching into the millions. In 2015, both Fanduel and Draftkings Baseball Fantasy Championships are giving away $4M in prizes with the top prize for both being $1,000,000. Along with the money players who qualify for these championship contests are also getting flown on VIP trips from Vegas to Atlantis to even the Playboy Mansion for once and a lifetime experiences. It’s all pretty crazy to believe how big the daily fantasy sports scene has blown up really. I mean for most of us we’ve being playing in these fantasy contests for all our lives with buddies and co-workers getting excited about winning $50 or so. And now people are winning millions, times have certainly changed.
Now with all that being said I’m not going to pretend like it’s easy to win these huge prize pools because it isn’t, it’s damn hard. The fantasy contests that give away millions, for instance, Draftkings Millionaire Maker Fantasy Golf contests, you are competing against thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of players. So with that amount of entries your chances of making the top 5 are slim but not impossible. You have to be really skilled and also get a little luck but winning thousands to millions can be doable. Speaking of skilled players the DFS landscape is shaping up much like the heydays of poker. There are now emerging great players whose names have become legendary to those who regularly play daily fantasy sports. I’m talking about guys like Condia, CSURam88, Al Smizzle, DinkPiece, etc..the list of names is ever growing. These are guys who have turned a hobby like fantasy sports into a full-time job and it’s fair to say they’ve made thousands if not millions already in their short DFS careers. They haven’t done it by getting lucky in a one-time contest either, they are regularly playing almost every day in head to head match-ups and small field contests slowly building their bankroll week by week. They have figured out their own successful winning strategies and are incredibly skilled at picking the most optimal DFS lineups. Heck, they are now even teaching and hosting workshops to pass their skills onto others. So ask them if you can win big money and their smiles will tell you the answer in no time.
There is insane amounts of money to be won playing Daily Fantasy Sports but like most things in life it’s not going to come easy. That being said if you invest some time and develop solid fantasy drafting skills you can be successful, you can win lots of money and you can soon be living the armchair athlete dream. Alternatively, you can always enter a Fantasy Sports Millionaire contest and just take your shot at glory!
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