DraftKings NFL Best Ball is Live with a New $15 Million Contest

Best Ball season is officially live with the announcement of DraftKings' new NFL Best Ball $15M Millionaire contest.
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DraftKings Best Ball returns for 2024 with the biggest fantasy contest ever.Logan Riely

DraftKings Best Ball is officially back, and with a $15 million contest, the stakes have never been higher.

This year's flagship Best Ball contest from DraftKings is live in the lobby, with quick and slow draft options available today. Think you are ahead of the game with your 2024 fantasy prep? Take advantage of early drafts and load up on value players in the later rounds.

Perhaps the most exciting part of this announcement is the Best Ball promotion DraftKings is running for all new players. Enter the $15M Millionaire Maker contest and receive a ticket for a free second entry ($15 value).

The only thing better than drafting a team and taking a shot at a $1.5 million top prize is drafting two teams and taking two shots!

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New DraftKings DFS players get a free entry with the new draft one, get one promo.

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DraftKings Best Ball Rules

By now, most fantasy football players are familiar with how Best Ball works, but for those who are new to the game, the concept is simple.

Best Ball is essentially season-long fantasy football, without in-season roster management. Owners draft their teams and hope for the best. DraftKings will set your best possible lineup after each week concludes.

This puts 100% of the focus on the draft, forcing you to manage your roster, identify sleepers, and plan for bye weeks as you are drafting your team.

DraftKings Best Ball Roster Structure

Owners draft a roster of 20 player for every DraftKings Best Ball contest. Your weekly lineup will include 8 starters and 12 bench players. The roster structure for the starters is as follows:

  • 1 QB

  • 2 RB

  • 3 WR

  • 1 TE

  • 1 FLEX (RB/WR/TE)

After the final game each week, DraftKings will set the best possible lineup for every team in your league and determine who won each matchup. As a team owner, all you need to do is check in on the app to view your results from the preceding week.

Note that DraftKings will limit the number of quarterbacks and tight ends each team can draft to 5 this season.

DraftKings Best Ball Scoring

The DraftKings Best Ball scoring structure is exactly the same as what is used in daily contests. This is a fairly typical PPR scoring structure, with bonuses awarded for big games (300+ yards passing or 100+ yards rushing/receiving).

Payout Structure for the NFL Best Ball $15M Millionaire

The payout structure for DraftKings' flagship Best Ball contest is considerably different from its traditional Best Ball leagues.

Your regular season record will determine whether or not you advance to round 2 of the tournament. If you advance, you are guaranteed to win at least $30.

If you win your Round 2 league (most points), you will advance to Round 3. Teams that advance to Round 3 are guaranteed to win at least $100.

If you win your Round 3 league, you advance to the championship (Round 4). In total, 1,021 teams will make it this far and each are guaranteed at least $1,000, with the top team winning $1,500,000.

Find the complete payout structure below:

Round 1:

1st - 2nd: Advance to R2

Round 2:

1st: Advance to R3

2nd - 3rd: $40

4th - 12th: $30

Round 3:

1st: Advance to R4

2nd - 3rd: $150

4th - 12th: $100

Round 4:


2nd: $1,000,000

3rd: $715,600

4th: $500,000

5th: $400,000

6th: $300,000

7th: $250,000

8th: $200,000

9th - 10th: $150,000

11th - 15th: $100,000

16th - 20th: $75,000

21st - 25th: $50,000

26th - 35th: $30,000

36th - 50th: $20,000

51st - 70th: $15,000

71st - 100th: $10,000

101st - 150th: $7,500

151st - 200th: $5,000

201st - 250th: $4,000

251st - 350th: $3,000

351st - 450th: $2,000

451st - 650th: $1,500

651st - 1,021st: $1,000

We will celebrate the start of Best Ball season with an exciting series of content, including our Best Ball rankings and favorite sleepers, over the coming days. Bookmark and subscribe to never miss an article!

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