CBS Sports HQ To Stream Live Fantasy Football Telethon on Labor Day

August 28, 2018

Fantasy Telethon Will Feature 7 Hours of Non-Stop Expert Advice With Former Players Answering Fan Calls On Air & A Live Fan Draft


CBS Sports HQ Will Partner with St. Jude To Support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month During the Telethon

CBS SPORTS HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network available for free across digital platforms, will stream a live fantasy football telethon on Labor Day to help prepare fantasy players on one of the biggest draft days heading into the season.  

The fantasy telethon, sponsored by Dodge, will deliver real-time draft advice for fantasy owners with detailed breakdowns of SportsLine projections, expert rankings, sleepers, and busts from 3-10 pm ET on Monday, September 3 on CBS Sports HQ and CBS Sports’ Facebook and Twitter channels. CBS Sports fantasy experts and NFL writers and analysts including Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Pete Prisco, Will Brinson, Jason La Canfora, Danny Kanell, Bryant McFadden, Todd Fuhrman, Nick Kostos, and Chris Hassel will be on hand to answer fantasy players’ draft day questions live and offer advice and in-depth analysis.

In addition, former players including James Jones, Mike Sims-Walker, Beanie Wells, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, LenDale White, Santana Moss and Lee Evans will be answering fan phone calls live on air and offering on-the-spot fantasy insight and expertise. The telethon will feature interviews with Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Dalvin Cook, Davante Adams and others as well.

A live fan draft will also take place during the telethon with fantasy experts Heath Cummings and Adam Aizer and CBS Sports HQ contributor Hana Ostapchuk on site to assist the fantasy players as they try to put together a winning team.

During the telethon, CBS Sports HQ will shine a spotlight on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For the third consecutive year, CBS Sports has joined forces with St. Jude to raise awareness of pediatric cancer throughout the month of September.

CBS SPORTS HQ launched on February 26, 2018 and offers news, highlights and analysis, easily accessible for free on connected devices. The digital network is a collaboration between CBS Sports and CBS Interactive and allows sports fans to watch full-day, live, anchored coverage featuring game breakdowns and the day’s top sports storylines. CBS SPORTS HQ is currently available on CBSSports.com; the CBS Sports app for key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN; and the CBS All Access subscription service.

In addition to the fantasy telethon and daily Fantasy Football Today programming on CBS Sports HQ, CBS Sports now offers voice-enabled fantasy football advice on the Google Assistant. Fantasy players can simply ask the Assistant, on smart speakers like Google Home, phones and other devices with the Google Assistant built in, for quick guidance before or during their drafts based on CBS Sports expert rankings and SportsLine projections.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.