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A Guide to Fantasy Football

If you are not yet familiar with fantasy football, then this article is perfect for you.

Let’s begin with what is fantasy football? It is a fantasy entertainment where a group of owners create their own imaginary team through an annual draft or auction. Based on the real statistics of actual NFL players, players of fantasy football can accumulate points each week. The websites automatically handle all league datum including stats, standings, roster management, trades and free agent acquisitions. With twelve being the most widespread, leagues vary in size between eight and fourteen teams.

There are thirteen weeks before the season will end. There are also games which are considered to be a weekly matchup, example is the head-to-head just like the NFL. Owners enhance their team throughout the season by adding or dropping players in an attempt to score the most points each week. At the end of thirteen weeks, the teams with the best records qualify for a single-elimination playoff lasting three weeks. The main objective is to know the champion which is the team who will win in the playoff. Each owner chips in a small amount of money into a prize pool at the start of the season. The result of the playoffs will determine the amount of money that each of the leading team will receive.
The Essential Laws of Teams Explained

Fantasy Football Draft The scope of this article can’t possibly cover all of the variations and strategies involved, but in general, there are two main types of drafts.
The Key Elements of Great Teams

The snake or serpentine style is the first main type of draft. The result of the previous season will affect on how the team will choose their player since the team will choose the players in reverse order. Each owner will have his time to pick a player. The previous champion will be the last one to be chosen in round 1. It’s called a “snake” draft because the order reverses every other round.

Auction style – The auction style fantasy football draft gives each owner a fixed amount of fantasy dollars ($100, $200 or $300) in which to bid on players and build a roster. Just like an auction at an estate sale, players are nominated in no particular order, and each owner bids on the player. The team will receive a player if the team receives the highest bid.

There are many resources available online to help fantasy players prepare for the draft or auction. There are websites on the internet where it predicts how the player will produce for the season. Some websites even offer football mock draft, in that way, people can practice draft against the opponent. Fantasy football mock drafts enhance and gauge value of newcomers, specifically, rookies.