Believe it or not, the NFL season is less than a week away, and with it, comes fantasy football, which will probably be a bigger phenomenon than ever this year given our current situation.
Fantasy football has become such a widespread hobby that even some of the world’s most famous people have gotten involved, as the Avengers themselves are once again teaming up for their own league that’ll donate over $1 million to charity.
Run by the Russo Brothers’ production company and FanDuel, the competitor’s in this season of the AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League are Joe Russo, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Rudd, Pom Klementieff, Simu Liu, and ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry.
AGBO and FanDuel announced today the return of the annual AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League, a one-of-a-kind fantasy football league featuring some of the biggest stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) playing for charity.
With a $1,250,000 donation from FanDuel, a leader in the fantasy sports industry and this year’s exclusive presenting sponsor, Season Two of the AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football League is raising the stakes with new and returning players competing for a more than ten times larger prize pool than the inaugural season. $1,000,000 will be awarded to the charities selected by the ‘superhero’ league participants, based in part on their standings.
This season’s AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football League participants are, with their benefiting charities of choice noted: Joe Russo (The Arthritis Foundation), Season 1 Champion Chris Hemsworth (Australian Childhood Foundation), Robert Downey, Jr. (Footprint Coalition), Chris Evans (Christopher’s Haven), Karen Gillan (Mikey’s Line), Tom Holland (The Brothers Trust), Anthony Mackie (Stem NOLA), Elizabeth Olsen (The Rape Foundation), Chris Pratt (Special Olympics Washington), Ryan Reynolds (SickKids Foundation of Canada), Paul Rudd (Big Slick/Children’s Mercy Hospital), Pom Klementieff (Time’s Up), Simu Liu (charity to be announced), and ESPN’s Matthew Berry (The V Foundation for Cancer Research).
Furthermore, with this season of the AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League being dedicated to the late, great Chadwick Boseman, an additional $250,000 of awards for players’ in-season fantasy competitions on FanDuel will be donated to charities in Boseman’s memory.
As for the draft itself, the order is as follows, with Elizabeth Olsen landing the pivotal #1 overall pick, as Christian McCaffrey is an absolute no-brainer in the top slot this season
1. Elizabeth Olsen
2. Robert Downey Jr.
3. Paul Rudd
4. Ryan Reynolds
5. Pom Klementieff
6. Chris Evans
7. Matthew Berry
8. Joe Russo
9. Tom Holland
10. Karen Gillian
11. Simu Liu
12. Anthony Mackie
13. Chris Hemsworth
14. Chris Pratt