This is for curious minds who are and wants to play the game. If you don’t know what it is or if you have never played fantasy football then you have stumbled upon the right article. Teaching you how to play this popular game from the very first step until you reach the championship is the goal of this article.
Definition. Choosing players from real life football leagues to create a team is what fantasy football is all about. The better the player performs in real life the better your team performs and results to more fantasy points. The more fantasy points you get than your opponents then the better your status will be.
League. It is important for you to join a league. Like you a player can join a league composed commonly of 8 to 16 players. You are called an ‘owner’ like all the other players. This is so there is no confusion with real football league players and you as a player. You have real-life football players in your team and you are the owner. The number of players is called the 8-man league, 12-man league, 16-man league, et cetera. Including your family, coworkers, and classmates or even online you can play with anyone. Whatever is your purpose you can choose to be in a free league where you just play for fun or you can be in a money league where you are after monetary gains. Using buy-ins you can participate within the league. It depends on how much you would like to spend. One piece of advice is to know the draft settings and dates set by your commissioner or the leader of your league.
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Draft. The most important part of this game is the draft portion. You can choose from an auction draft or snake draft. When an owner nominates a player and you bid is called an auction draft. It is very similar to the real life football league except that the next round goes in the inverse draft order as the round before is the snake draft is about. Drafting anybody who has severe injuries or who might be dead is not a good draft. If they don’t play they don’t get you any points.
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Team. After the draft you will have your own team. You want to start with your best players and your backups will sit on the bench. Matchups are important thing to look at especially if you are considering tough run defense or passing a ton of yards with your quarter back. You can improve your team by doing trades or waivers.
Super Bowl. Check the draft settings of your team for playoffs rules. If you’re part of the 10-man league usually there are 4 players who get into the playoffs and then into the super bowl.
Playing fantasy football is sure fun and memorable.