I’ve been playing fantasy football for seven years. I experienced a lot of beginners luck, and have been riding the lucky train for most of my time playing.
Many ask to explain to them how fantasy football works. Well, allow me to introduce you to a life changing game.
For so many football fans, being able to control a football team is the dream. Fantasy football allows you to create a team of your favorite NFL athletes to compete against both friends and strangers. As a team owner, you will need the business savvy of a general manager, the player knowledge of a pro scout, and the strategy of a head coach.
To keep it simple, fantasy football is a game where football fans use their knowledge of the sport to compete against each other in formats that relate to the actual performance, or players’ statistics, of professional football teams. The goal of the fantasy football player is to select which athletes or teams will have the most impressive performances during a given week, taking under consideration of injuries, player match-ups, weather conditions to name a few. To be a winner at fantasy football, a fantasy player must follow the weekly happenings of the NFL and make better choices than his opponent makes.
Here are key steps to beginning your journey with fantasy football:
- Choose a league. Pick a league with friends or with strangers.
- Draft your team. Follow a particular draft order and select your favorite NFL players. Commonly you’ll select a couple quarterbacks, four running backs, four wide receivers, a tight end, a kicker and a defense/special teams.
- Set your lineup. Each week, set your lineup. Think about who has the best match ups based off of past performances and future projections. Substitute any players that are injured or on a bye week.
- Have fun
For more information on how to play fantasy football, click this link: https://youtu.be/4Pm2pkxbYYU or press play down below.
If you are interested in joining or creating your own fantasy football league, visit the following site: http://www.nfl.com/fantasyfootball