Scoop B: Fantasy Football’s DraftKings Are Solid After Hirings, MLB, ESPN, Bleacher Report Partnerships

New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and New York Giants’ Odell Beckham, Jr. are usually bug gamers in fantasy football. Photo Courtesy of YouTube

DraftKings is on the move. Bost Biz Journal’s Kelly J. O’Brien detailed that 2017 has been kind to the company as they’ve creating relationships and partnerships through radio, TV and live sporting events and they’re primed and ready to make moves exceeding just fantasy sports.

Back in fall 2015,  DraftKings took some heat when the New York Times reported that an employee admitted he accidentally released early data which provided information to cheat the system and win $350,000 on a rival website, FanDuel. People who take part in this high-stake game now question whether or not this self-regulating industry is a safe or fair bet.

Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson discussing DraftKings and Fan Duel On CBS This Morning. Photo Courtesy of DJ Manny EL

RESPECT Magazine’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson chatted with CBS This Morning’s Jeff Glor on the allegations that rocked the multi-billion-dollar industry. Press Play Below to view.

Two years later, DraftKings has mortgaged itself to be in good position for the foreseeable future.

DraftKings has made serious moves in 2017. Photo Credit: DraftKings

On Wednesday, the private fantasy sports site made waves when it hired former CBS Corp. executive Ezra Kucharz as chief business officer. Kucharz was instrumental in strongly building the digital infrastructure of CBS Radio’s through CBS local.

Some of DraftKings’ partnership agreements include Major League Baseball’s investment stake in the company, ESPN’s exclusive $250 million advertising contract and 21st Century Fox’s $250M non-exclusive advertising deal.

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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit