DraftKings Is Bringing Back College Football Daily Fantasy Contests

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  • DraftKings has revived daily fantasy for college football. The DFS platform had abstained from offering contests on college events for the past two seasons.
  • DraftKings posted three slates on its site, including one for this Saturday.
  • College football DFS is available in only 26 states and in Washington, D.C.

DraftKings has "confirmed" it is bringing back contests for college football.

The daily fantasy provider added three slates to its site and then sent out this tweet of ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso.


— DraftKings (@DraftKings) August 23, 2018

College football DFS was offered until 2016, when both DraftKings and FanDuel agreed to pull it as somewhat of a peace offering with the NCAA as the companies navigated tenuous legal waters.

But the new college football contests will be available in only Washington, D.C. and 26 states, including:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Thursday, DraftKings posted contests for three slates — three games on Aug. 25, eight games on Aug. 30 and 16 games on Sept. 1, the first full Saturday of the college football season.

The biggest contest is a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool on Sept. 1 with $100,000 going to first.

There was some doubt over whether or not daily fantasy sports platforms would ever bring back college sports.

College football and basketball represented only 3% of FanDuel's revenue as of 2016, according to ESPN.

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