It's August 15th. Just a few more weeks until another season of football is upon us. In preparation, I'm trying to come up with a strategy to make another run at striking lightning in the weekly $100,000 top prize $5 Fanduel NFL Contest. I came close last season. On January 4th, I came in 16th out of 287,356, nabbing a solid $4,400 for my crisp $5 entry fee. I scored 181 points. 187 took down the $100 grand. A mere TD from glory. I've been waiting nearly a year for another shot.
Over the past three years, NCAA Football has actually been by bread and butter. I've cashed three contests for first place --- a 150 person tourney for $700, and twice, I hit the 1,489 entry ($2 contest) for $1,000+. Sadly, this year, Fanduel has done away with college contests as part of its effort to navigate the legal / regulatory systems. So, my 2016 season will focus on Sundays.
My plan is the stick to the $5 contest ($100,000 for first), and fire off a max of 25 entries per week. Worst-case-disaster-bankroll over the regular season would be $2,000. I'm going to start the season with $500, however, as I should at least hit some small wins every week to keep the account funded. I'll be locking down some initial week one entries this weekend. BRING IT!