Friday Freeroll: Week Thirteen

George Kritikos


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As the season rolls on, some of us lose the excitement from the best part of our fantasy football season – the draft. Well, thanks to daily fantasy football leagues, we are able to draft a team every week and test ourselves against thousands of other players. The drafts take minutes, the lineups are easy, and the prizes can be huge. Here at DLF, we will share with you some of the best free tournaments that have amazing prizes to the winner.

For those of you looking for advice on daily leagues, including those highlighted here, I urge you to check out the weekly “Daily League Bargains” series on DLF. It is a great resource for those of you looking for some sneaky additions to your daily lineups.

I will also choose one each week to participate in and share my experiences and urge each of you to do the same. Also, share any freeroll contests we may have missed!

Now back in the groove of things, I was able to re-enter life in the daily fantasy world. This one is from Fantasy Aces where I ended up just outside the money:

  • freeroll1Pay for QB – Last week spoke of elite QBs and I went a different route, paying for it in the wrong way. The yardage was largely there but turnovers and ineffectiveness in the red zone hurt my options.
  • The Jay Cutler effect – A Bears fan, I am a little biased. That being said, Cutler has been impossible to predict and thus, his receivers are a spotty guessing game at best.
  • Don’t forget about defense – A low cost defensive guy myself, they can be beneficial if you find the right values. Buffalo for me has been a consistent source as they lead the league in sacks but has been a bottom 10 priced defense on many sites. It may change now.

Now, on to the freerolls for this week and a preview of my team that I will be “rolling” with in week 13. – $1,000 NFL Freeroll

As always, keep your eye out for a freeroll to release on Friday. Overall, the contests have been very competitive (50,000 entry limit) with payouts to the top 450 lineups. It’s a nice way to supplement any paid tournaments or head-to-heads with something a little less stressful. – $500 NFL Freeroll

There is a freeroll contest on Victiv this week that has a $500 payout, a jump in prize money from the $350 they have done for the last month. They also do a second that starts with Thursday’s game so if you jump on that early enough, you can participate. Watch the rules here to take advantage of high turnover guys that can contribute. – $500 NFL Freeroll

This week, Draftster has a $500 freeroll. The rules give some nice bonuses for 100 yard rushing/receiving and 300 yard passing games (+3) and have full PPR so you can pick players a bit less touchdown dependent here. It is open to the first 1,000 entries and pays out the top 500 players. There is an additional $400 freeroll that started with Thursday’s game, which may be a Thanksgiving treat to all us DFS players. – $10 NFL Freerolls

Draftkings has a few $10 freerolls for the NFL in addition to several more for college football. They are broken up based on game start times so each set of games has a different incentive for you to watch. – $100 NFL Freeroll

A $100 freeroll is up with some smaller $10 ones in other sports. What is interesting about this contest is that it is a soft salary cap that penalizes if you go over and gives you extra points if you stay under. They do employ two QBs so superflex fans have an easier transition to this format. – Various

freeroll2Draftday still has a couple of freerolls but have reduced the overall count to add more to other sports. The $1M perfect lineup contest continues as I have to assume there has been no winner yet. The entries are infinite so go nuts! There is also the 300 point target game where you are trying to get over the threshold. The pot is up to $1,200 which means no one hit the target again. Additionally, they have released a few freerolls for Thanksgiving where the prizes are entry to large cash tournaments so a nice way to enter for free and test your strategy.

I went with one of their Thanksgiving freerolls this week as only the Thursday games count towards the contest. Given that, I stacked from the Chicago-Detroit and Philadelphia-Dallas games while steering clear of what will likely be a defensive battle between Seattle-San Francisco. I’m hoping Detroit gets out of their funk against the Bears, who have already allowed three 50 point games this season. – Variety

Sportstradex once again has a few “winner take all” NFL freerolls. They vary from the standard salary cap contest to the pick ‘em contests. There are also some for basketball and hockey if you are just tired of the NFL season (which you better not be!). – $20 NFL Freeroll

Statclash tends to prefer smaller freeroll contests both in terms of prize money and entrant size. This week remains consistent as the smaller prize is limited to the first 250 entries. There is also a smaller $5 freeroll for the Thanksgiving games, which might be enough incentive to ignore the family for a while.

There are no freerolls on this week but they have a variety of smaller free entry leagues. The addition of some nice filters and other interface changes is making this one of the smoother sites around. Hoping they start gifting some freerolls for the holidays! – $180 NFL Freeroll

Scorestreak continues their year-long promotion of winning a Tesla but they continue their weekly freeroll as well. The $180 freeroll is unlimited entries with the top 100 being paid out. The game is a little quirky as you pick nine players to hit key thresholds and get points for each one you attain.

Next week, we will highlight some of the freerolls for week 14 of the season and I will provide a recap of my performance as well!