Playing fantasy football is very different from playing the actual game. You don’t have to train for months to win, and you don’t have get into great physical shape. All you need to have is a smart mind and wits about the game. Since the fantasy game is a virtual reality game, you just need to sit on your couch and watch football results online or on your television.
Fantasy football is played by people acting as general managers of an imaginary team. If your dream is to own a football team and manage it at the same time, this is the game for you. As a general manager of your own football team, you get to change your roster, trade with other teams, and add or remove players. Of course, you won’t be doing this with a real team, but you can set up your team based on real players in NFL.
To succeed in fantasy football, you will need to have the business managing skill of a top general manager, the brains of a good scout, and the strategic mind of a head coach. If you have all of these, then welcome to the winning league!
The first thing you have to think about when starting your fantasy football league is the amount of time you are willing to invest in each fantasy game. Playing a fantasy game requires hours of attention each week. A casual fan’s pick ‘em game requires the least amount of attention, while the fanatic will have a lot of his time consumed in managing a ‘full fantasy’ team.
With the growth of the internet, fantasy football has become more popular because of its ability to be played and monitored online. Many websites focusing on fantasy games have emerged, and many of them are pay sites. If you are considering joining a pay site, you should weigh all the advantages and disadvantages beforehand. The amount of money due to pay sites ranges from a few bucks per month to hundreds of dollars per week. If you are a new or casual fan, it’s likely the higher amount isn’t worth paying. But for diehard fanatics, pay sites can offer a great deal. With a paying site, a fantasy footballer will have a community, complete with real-life comments and opinions, updates, and other facts regarding their fantasy league. Some pay sites also give rewards to successful and committed players of fantasy games by way of cash.
To start your fantasy football team, you have to draft your players. There are many types of draft in fantasy football. The earliest draft is the most basic. To do this, you and other participants have to draw cards with number marks for the right to choose your drafting spot. The first round begins when the individual who draws number 1 selects his player. After him, number two follows, and so on. On the second round, the order is reversed, with the last number beginning. In each following round the order of selection reverses until each virtual team’s roster is full. This drafting system was designed to promote better competition and equality among fantasy football teams.
In the earlier days of the fantasy football trend, many football players played in different positions. Because of this, the same player could play on more than one team and in more than one position.
Fantasy football has many different league types. The two most popular are: head-to-head, and total points. As a general manager of your own league, you should be able to determine the type of league for your team.
The head-to-head leagues are where your team matches up against another team in each week. The team receiving the most points wins in that particular week. The total points of the team are the sum of all points accumulated by each player of the starting lineup. The most important statistic in the head-to-head leagues is the win-loss record of your team. This record corresponds to the champion of the league.
The head-to-head league’s system of accumulating points is pretty much the same as the total points leagues. The difference is that in total points leagues, the teams accumulates points in an ongoing assumption. Another difference is that in total points leagues, the standings are based on the total points of the team, as opposed to the head-to-head’s win-loss record. The teams that garner the highest number of points throughout the NFL season go to the playoffs.
Besides these two popular leagues in fantasy football, there are many other types of league that a manager can choose from. New leagues still emerge from time to time.
Creating your own team won’t be complete without naming it. If you own a fantasy league, you have the ability to name your team whatever you want. You can name it based on your own name, your job, your spouse, and anything you see fit. Some writers covering fantasy football even compile the team names each year and select their favorites.
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