With traditional sports on hold in the United States, bettors and Daily Fantasy Sports players haven't had any action to enjoy for the past few weeks. Thanks to WWE and an awesome FanDuel contest, however, that is about to change and we are providing some WrestleMania DFS picks to go along with it.
FanDuel Sportsbook has introduced a free-to-play fantasy game that allows players to build a DFS lineup for WrestleMania 36, which will go off over the course of two days on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. In total, FanDuel is paying out $5,000 in prizes including a first-place prize of $500!
The event will take place without any fans in attendance and will go off from multiple locations but regardless of where the match is happening or where viewers are located, they'll be able to create a lineup and a rooting interest in the biggest wrestling event of the year!
WrestleMania 36 DFS Picks - How To Play Wrestling DFS On FanDuel
In case you're wondering the ins-and-outs of FanDuel's free-to-play WWE contest, we're here to present all the details of how to play before making some WWE WrestleMania 36 predictions.
The contest itself is pretty simple. Daily Fantasy Sports players are given a $100 budget to fill its six-wrestler roster, with prices ranging from $10 at the lowest to $23 at the highest. Each lineup has six positions and wrestlers cost an average of $16 apiece.
Five of the spots come with traditional scoring and one position gets its score multiplied by 1.5 to provide a chance at some extra points. Nearly every wrestler performing over the two evenings is included, although some tag teams have been left off the board. Below is how the scoring works for this WrestleMania DFS contest:
There are over 100,000 spots in this contest but in order to win a share of the $5,000 prize in the end, players must finish insider the top 15,850 positions. Prizes range from five cents to $500 and they gradually increase the higher up the leaderboard you finish, with anyone who comes in the top 10 earning at least $25 after not paying a cent to enter the contest!
For an entire breakdown of the contest and the prize pool, sign up using a FanDuel DFS promo code and check out the details before locking in your place in this one-of-a-kind contest!
WWE DFS Picks: WrestleMania Predictions For FanDuel Lineup
As usual with all the biggest wrestling pay-per-view events of the year but especially this one, the spectacle is filled with the biggest names in the business and some much-anticipated matches. After scouring the WrestleMania 36 card, we've made some WWE DFS picks to consider adding to your lineup before the weekend arrives.
WrestleMania DFS Picks: Upper Tier ($18-$23)
- Randy Orton ($22)
In reality, both are good choices as Edge is fighting his first singles match in nearly a decade and comes at a great price ($18). It would be unsurprising to see him hit on his signature spear, possibly more than once en route to a likely win in his long-awaited return.
- Bray Wyatt AKA "The Fiend" ($18)
If looking for a top-end option that won't mess up your budget too much, look no further than "The Fiend" as he takes on John Cena in a Firefly Funhouse Match. Both of these guys should be expected to pull off signature moves, there also aren't many details available for this one.
Wyatt is heavily favored for this match and although odds don't play a role in these picks, they do suggest we may see The Mandible Claw along with some other point-scoring moves from Wyatt by the time the final bell rings.
WrestleMania DFS Picks: Middle Tier ($14-17)
- Undertaker ($15)
Undertaker will be in his element in a Boneyard Match with AJ Styles, one of the most expensive wrestlers on the roster for this event. Although limited to a part-time role these days, The Deadman, who has a 24-2 WrestleMania record, holds huge value at just $15 due to the potential for point-scoring chances.
Rumors describe this match as a no-holds-barred type of affair, which means foreign objects are likely to be used, and we should also expect the signature Tombstone to make an appearance, which could be a boon for those who pick The Lord Of Darkness.
- Sasha Banks ($16)
The SmackDown Women's championship is a five-way affair that has some serious hype behind it, and for good reason. As we see it, this is coming down current champion Bayley and Sasha Banks, the last challenger added to the field.
This feels like an awesome way to create a feud between the champion and her friend, and both could be worthwhile picks. For our money, we'll lay the extra dollar and take Banks to win the match and put up fantasy points with her high-flying moves off the top rope. This is another no DQ match, so expect some foreign objects as well.
WrestleMania DFS Picks: Lower Tier ($10-13)
- Dolph Ziggler ($12)
It gets tougher to make WrestleMania predictions once you get to the lower tier where there are the most options, but Ziggler could have some value here at just $12. Both he and Otis will be making their singles match debuts at this event. It makes sense for Otis, a newer face to WWE and a tag-team wrestler, but believe it or not, this would be Ziggler's first WrestleMania singles match.
So wait on that Zig Zag, because it's coming, and watch Dolph Ziggler score some points even though it feels like Otis will be the one who wins the battle for Mandy Rose's love at WrestleMania. If you're getting really low on funds, however, consider Otis ($10) as an option.
- Rhea Ripley ($13)
The NXT Women's Champion puts her belt on the line against Charlotte as an NXT belt gets put on the line at WrestleMania for the very first time. On the surface it may appear like an obvious time for The Queen, a 10-time world champion, to claim another belt and bring some more eyeballs to NXT.
It should be remembered, however, that Ripley is one of the company's rising stars and a title defense against an opponent such as Charlotte would go a long way toward advancing her ascension toward the top of the WWE women's division. Oddsmakers are firmly on the side of Ripley winning this match, which we translate to the possibility of huge fantasy points for DFS players for just a price of $13, compared to $17 for Flair.
Regardless of the winner, we can expect to see both Ripley and Charlotte pull out all the stops, and the reality is the company is attempting to shine a light on NXT right now. In a possibly career-making match for Ripley, we see value in selecting a wrestler who we know is looking to put on a show once the bell rings at WrestleMania.