Fantasy football contestants exasperated after CBS Sports outages

Fantasy football players hoping to complete their drafts on Tuesday night faced a series of massive blackouts on the CBS Sports website.

The blackouts have infuriated fantasy football contenders, some of whom have used the website for years. According to Down Detector, most outages were reported between 8 p.m. ET and midnight.

Potential users have expressed their frustrations on social media.

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CBS Sports senior fantasy writer Dave Richard tried to keep angry users at bay with all the updates he could provide. Richard said that to his knowledge this was the first time in several months that the website had encountered problems.

The CBS Sports help team said they were aware of the issue.

It seems that some people were able to finish their draft in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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With the NFL season kicking off Thursday night with a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys, millions of football fans will be playing some sort of fantasy football online. Most people play the game on a weekly basis while others play the game daily by drafting new teams every week.

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Tennessee Titans backer Derrick Henry, Carolina Panthers backer Christian McCaffrey and Minnesota Vikings backer Dalvin Cook are some of the top fantasy picks this year.

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