Opening Day in the NFL is 36 days away. Thirty. Six. Days. And never mind that, there is a preseason game this Sunday! So maybe there is only one game on the slate this weekend, and maybe Giants v. Bills on August 3rd doesn’t warrant a daily fantasy football contest, but they’re coming. Soon.
There are two events on the PGA schedule this weekend, the Barracuda Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone. The fantasy golf contests on DraftKings revolve around the Bridgestone Invitational, which has attracted a pretty solid field in advance of the PGA Championship next weekend. No offense to the Barracuda, of course.
Every team in the NFL has, as of now, reported to camp. Football is back. You might have to wait a little longer for daily fantasy football, but the first week of practice is as good an excuse as any to start thinking about it. Planning for it. Talking about it. Maybe obsessing a little. And, in honor of the Buffalo Bills being the first team to start camp and get the ball rolling, knowing we needed hope that the football season isn’t too far away, the next division up in this series of NFL offseason analyses is the AFC East.
One of many great things about daily fantasy baseball is that it is so, well, daily. The game just fits the format better than most sports because of the sheer volume of action. Last week stands as a sort of gaping hole in the fantasy summer schedule, a bit jarring when you’re used to being able to get into great baseball contests whenever you want. At least the All-Star game was a wildly entertaining, smashing success, right? Well, the MLB $400,000 Fantasy Baseball Midsummer Classic, the fourth of five events in the $6,000,000 Fantasy Baseball Legends Series, is going down tonight. The qualifiers might be passed, but there are still spots left to take your shot at that $100,000 top prize.
The PGA Tour heads to the northwest coast of England this weekend for the Open Championship, being played at Royal Liverpool for the first time since 2006. Often referred to as Hoylake after the small town it’s located in, this course is a classic links-style course, which brings unique challenges to players used to U.S. courses on the PGA Tour. But for both American golfers and daily fantasy golf players, the one thing you have to get used to when the tour goes to Europe is, well, all the Europeans.