CBS Sports Fantasy Preps Players for Season With Live Draft-A-Thon, Fantasy Football Today Daily Shows, Expanded Podcast Offerings & Enhanced Draft Experience
Fantasy Football Today Draft-A-Thon Delivers Six Hours of Live Advice on Wednesday, September 2
New “Fantasy Football Today in 5” Podcast Launches This Week
Google Partnership Lets Players Connect Over Google Meet Video Calls During Their Draft
September 1, 2020 -- CBS Sports Fantasy will prep players for the 2020 season with an extensive range of content and product offerings, including its annual live Draft-A-Thon event, an enhanced draft room experience offering video call functionality, and daily Fantasy Football Today video and podcast programming with a new short-form daily podcast.
On Wednesday, September 2, the Fantasy Football Today Draft-A-Thon will deliver six hours of non-stop live advice and analysis from fantasy football industry experts, with detailed breakdowns of expert rankings, SportsLine player projections, sleepers and busts, plus on-the-spot answers to fantasy players’ draft-day questions. The Fantasy Football Today Draft-A-Thon, presented by Snickers®, will stream live on CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network available for free across digital platforms, and the Fantasy Football Today Twitch channel beginning at 6 P.M., ET. During the Draft-A-Thon, CBS Sports Fantasy will again shine a spotlight on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Viewers will be able to make donations to St. Jude throughout the event to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Once fantasy players have all of the info they need to draft a winning team, CBS Sports Fantasy will deliver an enhanced draft experience, including a partnership with Google that will offer easy-to-join video calls using Google Meet as a companion to live drafts.
All season long, CBS Sports HQ will deliver fantasy football programming with Fantasy Football Today (12:00-1:00 PM, ET), giving fans daily analysis and advice on any screen, both live and on demand. CBS Sports fantasy experts Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and various CBS Sports guests cover fantasy football from every angle, offering in-depth analysis on the latest news, rumors and performances across the league, and answering viewer questions live. Fantasy players can also listen to the daily Fantasy Football Today podcast and subscribe to the newsletter for updates in their inbox each morning.
And launching this week, the new Fantasy Football Today in 5 podcast will get listeners caught up on what they need to know to win their league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Host Adam Aizer and a rotating cast of analysts including Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and Ben Gretch filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so fantasy players can make their start/sit moves, Waiver Wire transactions and trades before breakfast.