As you've seen, FanDuel is our main sponsor for fantasy football this season. But, as I was jumping on to the site to put together an entry for this week. . .and it's not too late to do just that. . .I saw a link on the site to something that was pretty interesting.
FanDuel is doing something called "Duel for a Difference," in conjunction with the Kalil Family Foundation. Yes, as in Minnesota Vikings' offensive tackle Matt Kalil and his older brother Ryan, who plays for the Carolina Panthers. You can enter the weekly leagues for as little as $2, and all of the entry fees are being donated to the Lupus Foundation of America. In addition, they are going to be matching everything up to $10,000. On top of that, they're giving away t-shirts and autographed memorabilia. It doesn't require a huge financial commitment, and you'll be supporting a great cause.
Now, if you've never taken part in a FanDuel league before, here's how it works.
Really, isn't drafting the best part of fantasy football anyway?
So, you can load up your team with as many Minnesota Vikings as you'd like, if you're expecting them to have a big performance. This week, for example, you could field a nearly all-Vikings team for the following prices:
That's only $46,900 of your $60,000 cap! You could literally have any other running back in the league to pair with Adrian Peterson and complete your roster. . .Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy, for whatever reason, will cost you more than AD ($9,800 and $9,400, respectively). . .and still come in under the cap. And you don't have to worry about cheering for players or teams that you hate. How great is that?
So, if you want to get involved in fantasy football without all the commitments and things of that nature, feel free to go ahead and check out FanDuel. You could even be helping in the fight against lupus.
Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $1,000,000 Fantasy Football Contest for Week 1's NFL games. It's only $25 to join and first place wins $100,000. Starts Sunday, September 7th at 1pm ET. Here's the link.