THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: $2,000

Start a Friends Mode league for a chance to play the experts at numberFire

Take Down 3 Goliaths

Think you know more than the fantasy experts at numberFire? Well now you can prove it. Earn your spot in the numberFire Showdown, and you’ll take on numberFire’s top 3 fantasy football experts.

First, start a new Friends Mode league to qualify.

Start My League

A League of Your Own

Start by creating a new Friends Mode league for as little as $1 and with as few as 3 members. Every week your league runs for cash prizes, you’ll get a FREE entry in the $1K Commissioner Free Play! Finish in the top 3 to get into the numberFire Showdown.

$1K Commissioner Free Play Prize Pool

$75

2nd Place

$100

1st Place

$50

3rd Place

1st - 3rd Place receive free entry into next week’s numberFire Showdown Contest*

$100

1st Place

$75

2nd Place

$50

3rd Place

1st - 3rd Place receive free entry into next week’s numberFire Showdown Contest*

4th-6th

$25

7th-10th

$15

11th-20th

$10

21st-40th

$8

41st-60th

$5

61st-85th

$4

86th-135th

$2

135th-215th

$1

*Players are only eligible for one seat into the numberFire Showdown. However, if a player qualifies for multiple entries into the Free Play, it may be possible that they will have multiple lineups finish in the top 3. In that case, they would receive the sum total of all winnings, but still earn just one seat in the final contest.

FREE play entries will be received by qualifying commissioners every Tuesday that follows a paid Friends Mode contest

Growing Prize, Growing Egos

Each week, the top 3 winners from the $1K Commissioner Free Play will take on the top 3 fantasy football experts from numberFire. If any of the Friends Mode commissioners wins, they’ll take home the grand prize — $1,000 or more. But if any of the numberFire experts wins, no prize will be awarded. And we’ll add $500 to the next week’s prize pool until a commish takes it.

This Week’s Grand Prize

$2,000

Get to Know the Experts

Scope out the competition you’ll face in the numberFire Showdown.

JJ Zachariason

JJ is the Editor-In-Chief at numberFire and author of The Late-Round Quarterback. He also hosts The Late-Round Podcast, and is a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.

Brandon Gdula

Brandon is the Senior Editor at numberFire and co-host of The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast. He specializes in daily fantasy football, basketball, and golf and has been playing daily fantasy sports since 2013.

Jim Sannes

Jim is a Senior Writer and Analyst at numberFire. He hosts The Solo Shot Podcast and co-hosts The Heat Check Fantasy Podcast with Brandon.

winner's circle

ASHLEY

USERNAME:
ash2ash

FAVORITE NFL TEAM:
Kansas City Chiefs

COMMISSIONER OF LEAGUE:
"Cruel interception"

GRAND PRIZE AMOUNT WON:
$1,500 in week 8

Getting to know the 1st
numberFire Showdown Grand Prize Winner:

@ash2ash

JUSTIN

USERNAME:
JMoney776

FAVORITE NFL TEAM:
Titans or Dolphins

COMMISSIONER OF LEAGUE:
Friend League

GRAND PRIZE WON:
$1,000 in Week 9

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER TRIED FRIENDS MODE GIVE IT A SHOT?
It will allow you learn the system and also allow you to have fun with friends or family.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDS MODE AS A COMMISSIONER
I have 2 other friends in the league and one friend and myself are just getting started with FanDuel so we created the league to learn.

Get to Know numberFire

numberFire is FanDuel’s expert team of fantasy analysts. Since 2010, numberFire has provided fans with advanced research, next-level stats, and deep strategies for daily and traditional fantasy sports. Sign up for numberFire now to see what you’ve been missing.

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Terms & Conditions

Promotion

The numberFire Showdown (the “Promotion”) begins at 12:01am ET on Thursday, October 12, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, January 21, 2018 (the “Promotional Period”). Each week of the Promotional Period until Sunday, January 14, 2018 will be a “Qualifying Week”. Qualifying Weeks start at 12:01am ET on Mondays and end at 11:59pm ET on Sundays.

Each Qualifying Week, FanDuel will award entries into a weekly $1,000 NFL Free Play Qualifier contest (“The Weekly Free Play”). The top 3 finishers in a Weekly Free Play will then gain entry into a one-week, six-person Friends Mode league contest the following week (the “numberFire Showdown” or “Showdown”), which will pay the 1st place finisher $1,000 or more in cash. Players are only eligible for one entry into a given numberFire Showdown. If a player wins more than one entry into a Showdown, that player will keep his or her highest finishing position, and then have his or her additional finishing position or positions swapped with the next eligible participant based on their score in the Weekly Free Play. The Weekly Free Play and numberFire Showdown will be operated under FanDuel’s standard rules and scoring for fantasy football contests. The final numberFire Showdown will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

The Weekly Free Play

In order to gain entry into a Weekly Free Play, a FanDuel player must either i) serve as commissioner in a Friends Mode league that runs a paid contest in the week immediately preceding the Weekly Free Play contest; or ii) use a special promo code upon their first time deposit with a new FanDuel account. Players will receive one entry into the Weekly Free Play for each Friends Mode league where they serve as commissioner that runs a paid contest in a given week. The special promo code that can be used upon registration of a new account can only be heard by listening to The Late-Round Podcast with JJ Zachariason or The Heat-Check Podcasts. The special promo code by only be used by first time depositors to FanDuel. Any instance of users registering multiple accounts to gain entry into the Weekly Free Play or numberFire Showdown will results in disqualification from the Promotion and potential suspension from FanDuel.

Entry into Weekly Free Plays; eligible players will see their voucher into the Weekly Free Play they qualified for on their Vouchers page (https://fanduel.com/vouchers) at least 48 hours before the contest starts. Each Weekly Free Play contest will begin at 1pm EST on Sundays during the Promotional Period. Players given a voucher into a Weekly Free Play by FanDuel are responsible for redeeming their voucher before the Weekly Free Play starts and setting their preferred lineup into the contest.

The top 3 finishers in each Weekly Free Play (“Finalists”) will be awarded entry into the following week’s numberFire Showdown.

The next 212 finishers in each Weekly Free Play (“Winners”) will win a prize in accordance with the table below:

Place

Prize

1st

$100.00 + Free Entry into next week’s numberFire Showdown contest

2nd

$75.00 + Free Entry into next week’s numberFire Showdown contest

3rd

$50.00 + Free Entry into next week’s numberFire Showdown contest

4th-6th

$25.00

7th-10th

$15.00

11th-20th

$10.00

21st-40th

$8.00

41st-60th

$5.00

61st-85th

$4.00

86th-135th

$2.00

136th-215th

$1.00


In the event of any ties between two or more players for a Free Entry into the numberFire Showdown, the superior finishing position will be determined by the highest scoring individual football player’s score on the FanDuel players’ teams. If the highest scoring individual football players on each team have the same score, the second highest scoring football player will determine the winner; if the second highest scoring football player does not determine a winner, the third highest scoring football player will determine the winner. This method will continue until a winner has been determined. If a winner cannot be determined using this method, then the player who has entered the most Friends Mode contests during the Promotional Period will be the winner. In the event that these players have entered the same amount of Friends Mode contests as one another during the promotional period, then the player with more all-time Friends Mode contests entered will be de determined the winner.

Players are only eligible for one seat into the numberFire Showdown. If a player wins more than one seat in the Free Play, that player will keep his or her highest finishing position, and then have his or her additional finishing position or positions swapped with the next eligible participant based on their score in the Free Play.

The numberFire Showdown

Each numberFire Showdown contest will consist of six total entries: the three Finalists from the previous week’s Weekly Free Play as well numberFire fantasy experts JJ Zachariason, Brandon Gdula and Jim Sannes (“numberFire Experts”). All six participants will compete in a one-week fantasy football contest that will take pIace on the Sunday immediately following the Weekly Free Play contest from which the Finalists qualified. If one of the three Finalists finishes in first place of the numberFire Showdown, he or she will win the Grand Prize. The “Grand Prize” in the first numberFire Showdown during the Promotional Period on Sunday, October 22nd will be $1,000. If one of the numberFire Experts wins the Showdown, then none of the Finalists from that given week will receive any cash prizes, and the Grand Prize for the following week’s numberFire Showdown will increase by $500. The Grand Prize will continue to increase by $500 after each week in which a Finalist does not finish in first place in the numberFire Showdown. When a Finalist finishes in first place, they will claim the Grand Prize, and the following week’s numberFire Showdown Grand Prize will reset back to $1,000.

Entry into the numberFire Showdown; Finalists will receive an invitation to join a one-week Friends Mode league from JJ Zachariason no later than Wednesday at 12pm for the numberFire Showdown taking place the following Sunday. The users will need to enter the Showdown before 1pm on the Sunday immediately following that invitation in order to play. In the event of a tie for 1st place between any Finalist and a numberFire expert, the Finalist will be deemed the winner of the numberFire Showdown and win the Grand Prize. In the event that two or more Finalists tie for first place, the tied users will be determined the winners of the Grand Prize and will split the cash evenly.

numberFire is a wholly owned subsidiary of FanDuel, Inc. The numberFire Experts are employees of FanDuel, Inc. and are not eligible to win any prizes as part of this Promotion. The numberFire Experts do not have access to any pre-release nonpublic confidential data about contest-related information.

Eligibility

All US and Canadian residents who comply with our eligibility rules for free entry games in our Terms of Use are eligible to win a prize as part of this Promotion. Users physically located in Nevada are not eligible to participate or win a prize in this Promotion. FanDuel employees may enter the competition for testing purposes but are not eligible to win any prizes. Employees and operators of other daily fantasy sports sites are not eligible for this Promotion.

All US resident prize winners will be required to provide address and social security details prior to receiving their prize if their prize exceeds $600 in value. Winners are responsible for paying all taxes, fees, registration and insurance, for any prizes won in connection with this contest, including non-cash prizes.

Additional Terms and Conditions

The decisions made by FanDuel management regarding, but not limited to, eligibility, winners, scoring, rules, prizes and compliance is in accordance with FanDuel’s Terms of Use. No correspondence will be entered into. FanDuel reserves the right to make reasonable changes to these terms, (a) to ensure the fairness of competition, and (b) in response to unanticipated developments (such as technical failures, errors, acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, changes in applicable law, interruption in the NBA season, failure of stats provider, and failure to obtain a minimum number of entrants).

Affidavit of Eligibility

FanDuel may require prize winners to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility to confirm their identity and eligibility for the Promotion.

In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the Promotion, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I agree as follows:

  • I represent that I am over 18 years of age. I agree hereby to provide government-issued photo identification to FanDuel to verify my identity and date of birth.
  • I represent that I am not an employee or operator of another daily fantasy site that charges entrance fees or offers cash prizes. Further, I represent that I do not, by virtue of affiliation with another daily fantasy site, have access to the site’s pre-release non-public confidential data about contest-related information.
  • I reaffirm my agreement to:
    • The FanDuel Terms of Use, provided at (https://www.fanduel.com/terms); and
    • The numberFire Showdown promotion rules, provided at FanDuel.com/numberfireshowdown

I agree to refrain from any behavior or communication during the numberFire Showdown promotion that would harm the image or reputation of FanDuel, or the FanDuel user community.