Friday Freeroll: Week Fourteen

George Kritikos


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As the season concludes, some of us miss 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 each and every week.

For those of you looking for advice on daily leagues, including those highlighted here, I urge you to check out the weekly series “Daily League Bargains” 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!

A turkey holiday did not deter me from entering into some freerolls last week. This one was a Thanksgiving only game slate from DraftDay where I ended up doing well, but outside the top two. Let’s take a look at the lineup and some thoughts here:

  • freeroll1Tight End Blues – I liked the price of a pair of tight ends but they were cheap for a reason. The sudden decline of Vernon Davis has been nothing short of shocking and his price was even too high here.
  • The Lone Star State – When you have a matchup against Philadelphia, you should do better than this. Ultimately, this stack burned me in every way possible.
  • The Bounceback – Always a fan of a slumping player, Matthew Stafford was a prime example. He is a fringe QB1 in most dynasty leagues this season but was the lowest price quarterback in the pool. That screams opportunity and he cashed in against a pitiful Bears secondary.

Now, on to the freerolls for this week and a preview of my team that I will be “rolling” with in week 14. – $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. Last week was a fun one with all the high scoring players and with the three wide receiver spots here as opposed to sites with two quarterbacks, there is opportunity to go after some value plays. – $500 NFL Freeroll

There is a freeroll contest on Victiv this week that has a $500 payout in the form of free entries to a $300,000 contest. They also do a second that starts with Thursday’s game so if you jump on that early enough, you can participate. With two flex spots, there is a lot of options on how to construct your lineup. – $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, a repeat from last week. – $10 NFL Freerolls

Draftkings has a few $10 freerolls for the NFL in addition to several more for college football. They utilize full PPR and have bonuses for 100 yard games so wide receivers are a premium play here. – $10 NFL Freeroll

This week, Fantasy Aces is just doing their $10 freeroll and do not have a $100 freeroll as of this posting. They do employ two QBs so superflex fans have an easier transition to this format. Also, they have some interesting scoring rules based on your spending so be on the lookout for that as you draft your team here. – Various

Draftday still has a couple of freerolls they are doing weekly. The $1M perfect lineup contest continues but won’t be around much longer. There is also the 300 point target game where you are trying to get over the threshold. The pot is up to $1,500 now, increasing the incentive to try. Additionally, there is a $100 standard freeroll for a more meat and potatoes experience. – Variety

freeroll2Sportstradex once again has a few “winner take all” NFL freerolls. They vary from the standard salary cap contest to the pick ‘em contests. They have some unique formats here as one is a draft based on tiers so I would check out one of these contests before trying to invest money here.

I am going to be trying out their tiered draft format to see how it goes. You have options to mix and match tiers and choose between seven and nine players based on your tier distribution. I chose the eight player lineup and went quarterback and wide receiver heavy. While the -2 interception number is a bit scary, I focused on very plus matchups for quarterbacks to limit that factor. – $10 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 200 entries. They remain one of the few that still use kickers so that’s a point of differentiation.

There are no freerolls on this week but they have a variety of smaller free entry leagues. They have options for both salary-based and draft contests so it is a nice change of pace. – $180 NFL Freeroll

Scorestreak continues their year-long promotion of winning a Tesla but the entries are due at the end of this week. The $180 weekly 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 15 of the season and I will provide a recap of my performance as well!