The XFL has got off to a surprisingly good start since the start of the season earlier this month. Some football fans are finding solace in the game that is tying some over until the NFL resumes in the fall.
If you have found yourself among the millions of footballs fans who are suddendly interested in the XFL, you’ll be pleased to know, perhaps unsprisingly, that the world’s largest daily fantasy sports site, DraftKings, offers contests for XFL games.
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Let’s take a look at XFL DraftKings contests and what you need to know about participating in them.
XFL contest styles
DraftKings currently has three distinct forms of XFL contests available at the daily fantasy sports site: XFL Classic, XFL Showdown and XFL Captain.
Classic contests are always available at DraftKings while Showdown and Captain contests have limited availability.
XFL Classic – As the name would suggest, Classic is the game style closest to the traditional form of daily fantasy football. When joining one of these contests, you must select 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WRs, 1 team defense and 2 Flex that can be either a running back or wide receiver. Your goal is to select the best lineup you can while staying under the $50,000 salary cap.
XFL Showdown/Captain – Unlike the classic form of DFS, which allows you to pick players from a variety of games, XFL Showdown contests are limited to a single game. Due to the relative lack of lineup choices, the scoring is slightly different.
The biggest difference that as part of the lineup selection process, you will need to select a “Captain” that will earn 1.5x the standard rate of fantasy points. Selecting a player as a captain will also increase the price to put that player on your team. In total, you will need to fill up six lineup spots, a Captain (QB, WR, RB, TE, K, DST) and five Flex positions, which can also be a QB, WR, RB, TE, K or Team Defense.
Within each contest style, DraftKings offers a relatively standard selection of contest types: tournaments, heads to head, double-ups, multipliers and satellites/qualifiers.
You can also filter out DraftKings XFL contests by “Casual” contests. These games are not available to users who have earned an experience badge prior to contest entry.
DraftKings XFL scoring
Regardless of the contest type you are playing, scoring is more of less uniform with a couple of exceptions.
In DraftKings XFL Showdown and Captain contests, players can select kickers, which earn 3 points per field goal. Also, in each type of contest, you select a Captain position, which earns 1.5 the normal rate of points in both offensive and defensive categories.|
|DraftKings XFL Offensive Stats|
|Passing Touchdown||+4 Pts|
|25 Passing Yards||+1 Pt (+0.04 Pts/Yard)|
|300+ Yard Passing Game||+3 Pts|
|Rushing Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|10 Rushing Yards||+1 Pt (+0.1 Pts/Yard)|
|100+ Yard Rushing Game||+3 Pts|
|Receiving Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|10 Receiving Yards||+1 Pt (+0.1 Pts/Yard)|
|100+ Yard Receiving Game||+3 Pts|
|Punt/Kickoff/FG Return for Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|Fumble Lost||-1 Pt|
|1 Pt Conversion||+1 Pt|
|2 Pt Conversion||+2 Pts|
|3 Pt Conversion||+3 Pts|
|Offensive Fumble Recovery Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|Field Goal||+3 Points|
|DraftKings XFL Defnesive Stats|
|Fumble Recovery||+2 Pts|
|Punt/Kickoff/FG Return for TD||+6 Pts|
|Interception Return Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|Fumble Recovery Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|Blocked Punt or FG Return Touchdown||+6 Pts|
|Blocked Kick||+2 Pts|
|1 pt Conversion Return||+1 Pt|
|2 pt Conversion Return||+2 Pts|
|3 pt Conversion Return||+3 Pts|
|0 Points Allowed||+10 pts|
|1-6 Points Allowed||+7 Pts|
|7-13 Points||+4 Pts|
|14-20 Points Allowed||+1 Pts|
|21-27 Points Allowed||+0 Pts|
|28-34 Points Allowed||-1 Pt|
|35+ Points Allowed||-4 Pts|