DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship 2020

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This One is Big, Really Big

Like all football fans, DraftKings is ready for the new NFL season to begin. Just as in the past five seasons, they will crown one lucky person as the best fantasy football mind in the world. With the opening kick-off of 2020, qualifying rounds will begin for the DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC).

DraftKings has raised the stakes even higher for 2020. The prize pool is bigger, plus the winner will be eligible to compete in the 2020 Fantasy Tournament of Champions. Here’s all you need to do to earn one of the 200 spots for the DraftKings FFWC online final to be held during NFL week 15.

How to Qualify

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You have to earn your spot in the online FFWC final. However, you have 14 weeks to grab one of the 200 entries. In fact, you can snatch as many as nine seats for the big week 15 final.

DraftKings FFWC qualifying satellite contests will run each week through week 14. There will be cash prize awards for each of the satellite qualifiers. The amount of secondary cash prizes will be different depending on the contest entry fee.

Nevertheless, it may be nice to win some cash, but the target for every fantasy football mastermind will be a spot in the finals. Each of the weekly satellite qualifying contests will have one thing in common.

Some skilled daily fantasy football player will punch their ticket into the finals. You need to play every qualifier you can to improve your odds of getting your ticket punched. Now, what about those big prizes?

The Prize Pool

Each satellite qualifying contest is going to award one ticket into the finals, plus cash for lineups that don’t win that qualifier. As we said, your focus should be on one of those tickets, and as many of them as you can win.

Nine spots in the FFWC final will allow you tremendous lineup flexibility. You want as many chances as possible, because when DraftKings says that this year’s FFWC prize pool is bigger, they’re not kidding.

The top prize is almost hard to believe. Whoever DraftKings crowns as the Fantasy Football World Champion the week of December 20, will pocket $2.5 million in cash. The winner also will be in line for another seven-figure cash jackpot at the Fantasy Tournament of Champions.

Even if you make the finals and fall one spot off winning the grand prize, you’ll still walk away a millionaire. Third place will win a whopping $750,000. Every one of the 200 seats at the online FFWC table will win cash.

The lowest 64 scoring lineups from week 15 will each win $20,000. We don’t want to forget one other perk that will be handed to the FFWC winner. The champion and guest will win a trip to Super Bowl LV, the site of DraftKings’ Fantasy Tournament of Champions.

Lineup Strategy

The simple strategy is to enter as many satellite qualifying contests as you can. Even after you nail down a ninth spot in the FFWC final, you can still haul in any available cash prizes. But to win, you need to play.

Each lineup you compete against during the qualifying round is going to have the same objective you have. They want a spot in the finals. This changes your lineup goals from normal daily fantasy football contests slightly.

Normal DFS football contests are about different levels of cash. There is cash in FFWC qualifiers, but the big prize is that FFWC finals entry. Playing FFWC satellite qualifiers is an excellent strategy.

You can take one of your lineup cards and shoot for a distinctive lineup that would catapult you to the top spot. Do your weekly research and look for one or two special sleepers that will give you this huge edge.

During this season’s week 15 in the National Football League, 200 of the best fantasy football players will battle for their chunk of a $12.5 million prize pool. The best lineup will walk away a wealthy DFS player.

That king of fantasy football will also be headed for Tampa, Florida to watch Super Bowl LV in person. And, to add more excitement to this year’s Super Bowl weekend festivities, they will compete with the best fantasy sports players in the world for another huge cash payday. There are two simple suggestions you might follow. Play smart and play often.


Sam Shefrin is the founder of Lineups.com, Inc. Before Lineups, he started Daily Fantasy Cafe, Inc. in 2014. Armed with a passion for sports and every Atlanta team, his journey continues with the goal of making Lineups a premier sports analytics destination. He has been quoted on Forbes.com for industry insight and his websites featured on NBATV, Yahoo! Sports, Fantasy Pros, Bleacher Report and SB Nation.

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