About Monkey Knife Fight: What it is and how to play

An innovative way to play daily fantasy, Monkey Knife Fight's prop-based and progressive payout system is revolutionalizing the DFS industry.

With the NFL’s long-anticipated return this week, there are more ways than ever to enjoy the game and be involved, whether that be joining a fantasy football league with friends or diving into the world of DFS and player props with a company like Monkey Knife Fight. With all sites having their own unique take on the game, Monkey Knife Fight sets itself apart from the others with an innovative take on DFS that entices millions of fans each and every week.

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What is Monkey Knife Fight?

Since its launch in 2018, Monkey Knife Fight’s emergence has made a massive impact on the industry. It has become one of the highest-trafficked sites in the DFS landscape. They took a saturated market and brought a new and innovative way to play the game. The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) named Monkey Knife Fight their 2019 Rookie of the Year and Disruptor of the year, and EGR North America named them the Fantasy & DFS Operator of the Year.

Rather than constructing a fantasy lineup in a salary-based format, Monkey Knife Fight uses a mix of daily fantasy and prop games. With several games to choose from, players can find any style of format that fits their needs.

How does Monkey Knife Fight work?

Monkey Knife Fight is all about you instead of competing in a pool with more than 150,000 people who have massive bankrolls and MMEs churning out lineups. 

Not only do you get to pick and choose which games or slates you wish to target, but you can also choose your payout based on your confidence level of the prop. 

The most popular contests Monkey Knife Fight hosts are More or Less, Rapid Fire, and Touchdown Dance. Each contest has its own unique spin on playing DFS. Additionally, you can play games, slates, and halves, allowing for more action as the game progresses. 

More or Less

In a More or Less contest, you are choosing the outcomes of two to five players. The payouts for this contest range from 1.5x your buy-in all the way to 30x.

Whether it is passing yards, rushing yards, receiving yards, fantasy points, or a combination of them all, you are presented with a total in question (e.g., QB X has 300 passing yards). Simply pick what you believe will be the outcome for each player — more or less — and add your buy-in. That’s it. 

Rapid Fire

A Rapid Fire contest on Monkey Knife Fight is much like a More or Less prop contest but instead of totals, it is player vs. player NFL odds. You choose which player will finish the game with more yards or fantasy points of the options given.

For example, in the Thursday Night Football game for Week 1, one contest has Tom Brady against Dak Prescott, with passing yards being the stat in question. Prescott is being spotted +15.5 yards. Your job is to pick who will come out on top. Guess correctly, and you are looking at a quick 3x return.

Touchdown Dance

In my opinion, this is the contest to target. The goal is to pick a combination of three players who will clear several touchdowns that you choose. The lowest being 2.5 scores for a 3x prize. If you can pick a combination of three players to score three or more touchdowns, you triple your buy-in. Feeling extra confident? Upping the total to 3.5 or 4.5 raises your prize from 3x to 4x and up to 6x.

This can be played for a single game or an entire slate of games like the 1 PM ET lineups, afternoon matchups, and so on. 

Fantasy Challenge

It wouldn’t be a fantasy site without fantasy contests as well. In this case, rather than constructing an entire lineup, your objective is to pick three players that will combine for a certain number of fantasy points. As with the Touchdown Dance contest, this also has multiple goals and prizes.

These contests are just scratching the surface as to what Monkey Knife Fight has to offer. A multitude of other contests are available for players any given week. Every week, we will be guiding you through the Monkey Knife Fight contests with some of our favorite picks and plays to help us all come out on top.

Are these contests legal?

If you have been paying attention to the news recently, the acceptance and acknowledgment of fantasy sports on a state level has been gaining traction. However, that does not mean it has not been met by push back in some states, most recently Connecticut. 

Monkey Knife Fight is a fantasy football DFS site and is legal wherever fantasy is allowed. As of now, that includes 36 states, Washington D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). 

For more information on where Monkey Knife Fight is available and all rules, please visit their FAQ page located here.

Tommy Garrett is a Fantasy Analyst for Pro Football Network and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can read all of Tommy’s work here, listen to him on PFN’s Fantasy Football podcast, and check out his contributions in PFN’s free fantasy newsletter. Give him a follow on Twitter: @TommyGarrettPFN.