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It’s hard to believe that we’re already a quarter of the way through the NFL season. If you’re playing in a season-long fantasy competition, you probably already have a pretty good idea of how the rest of the year is going to go. Obviously, anything can happen. You could start 4-0 and lose every remaining week, or you could be 0-4 and still come in first. It’s just not very likely that either of those scenarios take place.
That’s part of what makes Draftstreet’s weekly draft such a great game to play. You never get stuck with a bad draft day decision because you can completely change your entire roster on a week-to-week basis, selecting from a pool that includes every NFL player. If you haven’t played it before, this is the perfect time to try Draftstreet.
Right now, Draftstreet is extending an exclusive offer to theScore readers that will allow you entry into a $1,000 contest by selecting a fantasy team for Week 5 of the NFL schedule. Your entry in the contest – if you use this link – is absolutely free.
There are guaranteed cash prizes for 100 entrants, including $100 for first place. All for free.
Selecting a team is completely intuitive and incredibly simple. You’re given a $100,000 salary cap, and each player is assigned a price by DraftStreet. You select a roster of players to cover these positions: 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 FLEX, and 1 Defense/Special Teams. Once you’ve selected a roster for the coming week’s action, you receive points based on how the players on your team perform. The teams with the most points get the prize money. It’s just like a regular fantasy league, only you’re playing week-to-week.
This week, we punted on defense and (appropriately enough) special teams to go top heavy with a three pronged attack at running back with Reggie Bush, Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch. We’re hoping for some value from Pierre Thomas who as a true flex player has actually accumulate more yards receiving than rushing so far this season. We also held off the temptation to pick up a very expensive Peyton Manning, instead opting for Sam Bradford against Jacksonville’s defense and the always in-style Phillip Rivers.
If you think you can do better, give it a try. Your roster must be decided before 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, so you have until then to create your winning team.
Since 2010, over 250,000 players have tried Draftstreet, earning more than $60,000,000 in winnings. To get in on the money, all you have to do is follow these three steps:
1. Sign up at Draftstreet;
2. Pick your favorite NFL players; and
3. Finish in the top 100 entrants.