Draft Kings Launches XFL DFS Contests

The XFL 2020 regular season kicks off next Saturday, February 8th and DraftKings has officially launched daily fantasy contests for the XFL. Football fans who reside in states that have legalized daily fantasy sports gambling, now are able to compete against one another and draft XFL lineups.

This partnership between the XFL and DraftKings is a great way to increase fan engagement. DraftKings provides fans with an interactive experience of getting to know the players in the league, allowing them to ultimately become more involved and interested in the league. With the popularity of DFS rapidly increasing, this serves as a great opportunity for the XFL to attract DFS fans of the NFL, filling a void after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

For each lineup you draft a “classic scoring” roster format of: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 2 FLEX, 1 DST. (Tight ends are listed as wide receivers).

Here’s a look at DraftKings top salaries for each position.

Top QB Salaries:

  • Josh Johnson: $10,700
  • Cardale Jones: $10,200
  • Matt McGloin: $9,700
  • Connor Cook: $9,400
  • Landry Jones: $9,200
  • Aaron Murray: $9,000
  • Jordan Ta’amu: $8,700
  • Phillip Nelson: $8,300
  • Brandon Silvers: $8,000
  • Phillip Walker: $7,800

Top RB Salaries:

  • Christine Michael: $8,400
  • Jhurell Pressley: $7,900
  • Elijah Hood: $7,500
  • Kenneth Farrow: $7,200
  • Cameron Artis-Payne: $6,800
  • De’Veon Smith: $6,300
  • Tim Cook: $6,100
  • Nick Holley: $5,800
  • Donell Pumphrey: $5,100
  • Matt Jones: $4,800
  • De’Angelo Henderson: $4,500
  • Lance Dunbar: $4,400

Top WR Salaries:

  • Rashad Ross: $10,400
  • Mekale McKay: $9,900
  • Sammie Coates: $9,300
  • Eli Rogers: $9,100
  • Jeff Badet: $8,800
  • Nelson Spruce: $8,500
  • Keenan Reynolds: $8,100
  • Kasen Williams: $7,700
  • Seantavius Jones: $7,400
  • Nick Truesdell: $6,900
  • Keith Mumphery: $6,600
  • Brandon Barnes: $6,400
  • De’Mornay Pierson-El: $6,200
  • Saeed Blacknall: $5,900
  • Austin Proehl: $5,700
  • Tre McBride: $5,500

Top DST Salaries:

  • Dallas Renegades: $4,700
  • D.C. Defenders; $4,200
  • NY Guardians: $3,900
  • Tampa Bay Vipers: $3,700
  • LA Wildcats: $3,500
  • Houston Roughnecks: $3,200
  • St. Louis BattleHawks: $3,100
  • Seattle Dragons: $3,000

DraftKings confirm XFL Contests will begin 2/8, Additional updates will come

As the season nears closer, the XFL seems to be making more and more press runs. First with the rule book, now with joint practices, things are starting to shape up. The most recent of this news comes from the fantasy football world.

In anticipation of the coming XFL season, DraftKings has announced that it will offer daily fantasy football contests to XFL fans throughout the course of the year. The announcement comes as no surprise, mainly because sportsbooks have already started to prepare for XFL gambling, or plan on preparing for the season after the NFL’s Super Bowl.

On January 10th on Twitter, the official DraftKings account responded to Twitter user @Cozy4041 that they would be having XFL contests this season and that those contests will begin on 2/8.

The XFL has also announced that plans for Fantasy Football are in the works and that with less than a month to go, they will be released shortly. While it is not known what these plans could offer, it has to be assumed it will be used as another revenue source for the league. Gambling and fantasy football are two things previous leagues, such as the AAF, never had access to. Something like gambling could propel the league’s life span and ability to fund growth.