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08.20.2019

CBS SPORTS HQ TO STREAM SECOND ANNUAL LIVE FANTASY FOOTBALL TELETHON ON AUGUST 22

Fantasy Telethon Will Feature Six Hours of Interactive Expert Advice from CBS Sports Fantasy Experts, NFL Writers and Analysts with Former Players Answering Fan Calls

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

August 20, 2019 – CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network available for free across digital platforms, will stream its second annual live fantasy football telethon on August 22 to prepare fantasy players for the season with an interactive, full-day experience that recalls the live TV events of decades past.

The Fantasy Football Today Telethon, presented by Little Caesars, will deliver real-time draft advice for fantasy owners with detailed breakdowns of SportsLine projections, expert rankings, sleepers and busts from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports HQ. CBS Sports fantasy experts and NFL writers and analysts, including Adam Aizer, John Breech, Will Brinson, Heath Cummings, Jamey Eisenberg, Chris Hassel, Danny Kanell, Jason La Canfora, Mike McClure, Bryant McFadden, Sean Wagner-McGough, Pete Prisco, Dave Richard, Tommy Tran and Ryan Wilson, will be on hand to answer fantasy players’ draft-day questions live and offer advice and in-depth analysis. In addition, fantasy experts from Fantasy Footballers, The Athletic, Establish the Run and Harris Football will join the coverage to deliver their best advice for the 2019 season.

Former players, including Dwayne Bowe, Matt Forte, Pierre Garcon, Fred Jackson, Eddie Lacy and Roddy White, will be answering fan phone calls live on air and offering their on-the-spot fantasy insight and personal expertise. The telethon will feature interviews and a mock draft with industry experts throughout the day.

During the telethon, CBS Sports HQ will shine a spotlight on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. For the fourth consecutive year, CBS Sports has joined forces with St. Jude to raise awareness and support the fight to end childhood cancer.

About CBS Sports HQ

CBS Sports HQ is a 24/7 streaming sports network that offers news, highlights and analysis, easily accessible for free on connected devices. The digital network, which launched on Feb. 26, 2018, 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. Follow CBS Sports HQ on Twitter.

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Susan Lundgren

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