If you’ve watched any NFL football at all this year, you’ve been subjected to at least a couple dozen commercials for daily fantasy football on FanDuel or DraftKings. It’s a lot of fun because it’s more immediate than traditional fantasy football. The rate of return is fast, and if you’re best player gets hurt you aren’t stuck with him for the rest of the year.
As per usual, the NCAA doesn’t encourage its student-athletes to have fun. NCAA VP Oliver Luck said today that student-athletes could face a one-year ban if caught participating in daily fantasy sports. While Luck focused primarily on using the leagues for college sports, I’m sure enforcement programs at schools across the country are urging their student-athletes to stay away from FanDuel and DraftKings.
Even though it may not be that big of a deal for current college athletes, it could be something that potentially causes those in the future to lose their eligibility for a season. It’s silly to think that a prep star could have a scholarship pulled over a few harmless bucks playing fantasy football. Shame, shame NCAA.
Since you probably don’t have any D-1 potential, you should join the KSR FanDuel league, FanDuel.com/KSR, and show Ryan Lemond how pickin’ players is done. You’ve got nothing to lose, because there’s no way you could possibly be worse than Ryan.