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Monthly Archives: January 2018

DRAFTKINGS ANNOUNCES DK FANTASY FOOTBALL AWARDS FOR ‘17/’18 SEASON

Todd Gurley, Star Running Back of The Los Angeles Rams, Wins Most Valuable Player

BOSTON, Mass., January 22, 2018 With both the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl fast approaching, DraftKings is unveiling the winners of its 2017 regular season DK Fantasy Football Awards. Spanning several categories, the awards are given to players who had the most impact on fantasy teams throughout the regular season, and were responsible for some of the highest-scoring games and plays of the year.

The full list of this season’s DK Fantasy Football Awards winners includes:

  • MVP: Awarded to the player who scored the most Fantasy Points in 2017, and was a proven stud across fantasy lineups:

Winner: Todd Gurley II (406.30 Fantasy Points)

  • Best Single-Game Performance: Awarded to the player who totaled the highest Fantasy Points output in a single game during the 2017 season:

Winner: Todd Gurley II (55.60 Fantasy Points in WK16)

  • Rookie of the Year: Awarded to the player who led all rookies in Fantasy Points throughout the 2017 season:

Winner: Alvin Kamara (328.40 Fantasy Points)

  • Most Improved: Awarded to the player who had the highest point differential from the 2016 to 2017 regular season:

Winner: Todd Gurley II (406.30 Fantasy Points – 2017 | 199.20 Fantasy Points – 2016)

  • Best Fantasy Duo: Awarded to two players from the same team who combined for the most Fantasy Points:

Winners: Le’Veon Bell & Antonio Brown (692.9 Fantasy Points)

  • Consistency: Awarded to the player who was the most consistent fantasy performer throughout the 2017 season:

Winner: Todd Gurley II (Most games of 16+ Fantasy Points)

  • Biggest Fantasy Play: Awarded to the player who scored the most Fantasy Points in one play during the 2017 season:

Winner: JuJu Smith-Schuster (19.70 Fantasy Points on 97-YD TD REC, WK8 vs. DET)

  • Best Defense: Awarded to the team that scored the most Fantasy Points on defense for the season:

Winner: Jacksonville Jaguars (207 Fantasy Points)

To find the latest news about the DK Fantasy Football Awards, follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. For players who wish the fantasy football season lasted longer, DraftKings’ new Showdown mode now extends the competition through the NFL playoffs, including the Super Bowl. Visit https://www.draftkings.com/showdown to learn more about Showdown, and reserve an entry for DraftKings’ “Big Game” at https://www.draftkings.com/draft/contest/52823319

About DraftKings

DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

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Media Contacts:

Aliza Solc                                                                              Dave Finn

DraftKings                                                                           Taylor Strategy

asolc@draftkings.com                                                    dfinn@taylorstrategy.com

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DraftKings Announces Plan to Significantly Increase Hiring, Boosting Size by 75%

Company Moving to New Boston Headquarters to Accommodate Growth 

 BOSTON, Mass., January 11, 2018 DraftKings, Inc. today announced that it has begun an aggressive hiring campaign expected to increase the size of the company by 75% in the next 18 months. DraftKings plans to grow from its current 425 employees to more than 700 by the middle of 2019, with at least 600 of those positions based in Boston. As part of this, DraftKings also unveiled plans for a new Boston headquarters designed to accommodate this workforce growth.

“We are entering an exciting phase of accelerated growth at DraftKings as we continue to develop new products and diversify our offerings. To meet these needs and remain at the forefront of innovation, DraftKings is focused on hiring top talent,” said Jason Robins, co-founder and CEO of DraftKings. “We are also honing in on our commitment to Boston by opening a new headquarters in the city. We’re especially thankful to Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh and the state’s legislative leadership for their continued support of our company and Boston’s thriving tech economy.”

The new state-of-the-art DraftKings headquarters will be located at 500 Boylston Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. The 105,000 square foot location – the largest single-floor space available in Boston – is more than double the size of DraftKings’ current office.

The sports-tech and entertainment platform will customize and invest significantly in the new location, with immediate plans to expand DraftKings’ in-house media production studio and create unique employee “neighborhoods” designed to foster cross-department collaboration. The relocation is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2019.

About DraftKings
DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

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Media Contacts:
James Chisholm
Director, Global Public Affairs