Half a Million Dollars to be won on College Football
FanDuel offer $50,000 first prize in “King of the Campus” Tournament
FanDuel have upped the stakes in college football by hosting a tournament with a $500,000 prize fund, offering $100,000 to the winner. The tournament runs from Monday 29th December to Friday nd January, so one lucky player will start the New Year a lot better off than they finished the previous one.
The other way to qualify is via a satellite tournament. These will be available several times a week in the lead up to the tournament and these satellites are available with buy-ins of $2, $5, $10 and $25. The amount of qualifiers from each satellite will depend on both the buy-in amount and the number of players who actually take part.
The Main Event
The final sees an impressive 500 of the 2777 entries winning a cash prize. As well as the first prize of $100,000, the runner up will take home $50,000 and all of the top will see a five figure sum, The player finishing in the final cash spot will take home $400.
The tournament will take place using the standard FanDuel college football rules. This means that you’ll have a salary of $45,000 where you’ll pick a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers and a tight end. You’ll score points as follows:
Rushing yards made = 0.1pts
Rushing touchdowns = 6pts
Passing yards = 0.04pts
Passing touchdowns = 4pts
Interceptions = -1pt
Receiving yards = 0.1pts
Receiving touchdowns = 6pts
Receptions = 0.5pts
Kickoff return touchdowns = 6pts
Punt return touchdowns = 6pts
Fumbles lost = -2pts
Own fumbles recovered touchdowns = 6pts
Two-point conversions scored = 2pts
Two-point conversion passes = 2pts
Field-goals from 0-19 yards = 3pts
Field-goals from 20-29 yards = 3pts
Field-goals from 30-39 yards = 3pts
Field-goals from 40-49 yards = 4pts
Field-goals from 50+ yards = 5pts
Extra-point conversions = 1pt
College Fantasy Football Strategy
When it comes to daily fantasy sports football, the NFL rules the roost, with many more players taking part in NFL contests than do so in the college counterpart. For players making the move across, here are some strategies you could consider that might be different from the NFL experience:
Look at the match-ups and don’t get too hung up on the big blowout games. If a team has a 35-0 lead at half time, are they really going to worry too much about that running back racking up an enormous amount of yards, or will they rest the player at this stage for the big game next week? You’d much rather pick a player who you think will play for an entire game, having their hands on the ball many more times. The same applies in the NFL, however you see many more blow outs in college football, meaning it’s more of a consideration.
Use social media! If you want the latest NFL news, you’ll find it everywhere and if a particular well known player has picked up an injury you’ll probably have to be living on the moon not to know. With college football the latest news is harder to come by, but it is still out there – just requiring a little more work to find it. Ensure you are following the right people on twitter and facebook (if you are not on either, you should be, even if it is only to follow the breaking news). Follow head coaches, players, the college football feeds and many others and you’ll have an upper hand on most other players.
Use sportsbooks to help you evaluate games. One of the handiest lines you’ll find is the totals, where you’ll see which games expect to see the most points on a given weekend. Lots of points in a game mean lots of fantasy points for your players, so ensure you have at least one or two players from these contests.