What Is Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

It is a type of imaginary statistical game. In which a person establish a team and become a Manager of his own team. Players are selected from American Football team. Owner may change selected players or whole of team. It is completely upto the manager to manage players according to need and desire. Points are counted according to the individual performance of each and every player. Then, these points are sum up in the final score of the team.

Here I will show you complete procedure about, how actually players are selected, teams are build, and points are counted.

Name For Fantasy Team:

The manager who own the team can give a new name to the team. Some owner, name their teams which are based on their own name or personality. While it may be given name of a famous player taking part in the game .

Selection Of Players:

Every team owner is allowed to declare number of players to be selected in one team. He also has the authority to specify positions of each player that will be counted during point scoring. Players are selected from roster of NFLplayers. Statistics about each player will be helpful to count overall points of the team. On the other hand, player with weak performances can be dropped or put to rest for some matches. It is totally up to the Manager or owner of the team that how he think to win the leagues and prizes. There are certain specified methods according to which players are selected to keep balance in each team.

A team owner chooses a name of player, then it comes the turn for other to choose one player. The manager or owner that was the first to choose the player will have be given last turn in choosing next player. In this way all the team manager will be given equal rights over the selection of players.

Bidding is the second method of choosing the players in fantasy football game. In this process bidding is called against every player. Team manager will buy the players by bidding highest amount of all. Since each manger has certain budget to allocate for all players, therefore a clever owner will never put all of his eggs in one basket by bidding very expensive player, saving nothing for subsequent players.


Starters are the only players to point a score. Any other player will not have authority like this. Manager will declare some of the players as starters. In this way points are scored for each team.

Leagues For Fantasy Football.

There are many leagues in each fantasy football event. Team owners determined the number of leagues to be part of that event. It must comprises of minimum four teams. 30 teams is the upper limit for the teams taking part.

Types of Leagues:

Fantasy football leagues can be organized in different manners. Most demanded leagues type are introduced below.

Head To Head League: In this league, each teams face different team on weekly basis. Winner of the week is announced there, by counting total scores of the team in that week. Team’s total is the sum of all individual players.

Total Points League: In this type, score is calculated on continuous basis. It does not count the weekly performances of the team. In the last, team’s standings is declared according to the total acquired scores.

All Play League: Here, all the teams taking part in the league will face each other.

A Keeper Style League: This league distinct from other in the way that this league let owner to keep players with them every year. So they don’t have to bid annually.

Salary Cap League: This league apply a restriction of the budget to be spent on one player. That’s why this is termed as “salary cap”. Which means that there is cap(restriction) over the expenditure of individual player.

Two QuarterBack League: This league allows two quarterbacks in their combinations.

Daily Fantasy Sports: This league offers the play of one day. That may be on weekend.

Note, having involvement of greater number of teams automatically increase the competition. On the other hand fewer teams will be occupied by superstars, thus making the game interesting one. However, in fewer rosters, sometime good players cannot be adjusted and hence dropped by the team owners.

Some League’s Rules:league

Scoring rules are must be known to you before getting start. Different leagues and events have different strategies and methodology to count scores for each team. The most prominent scoring system is PPR. PPR stands for “points per reception”. According to this rule, score is counted according to each reception a player receive in a game. But the rule has some shortcoming, particularly in calculating scores for running backs. Therefore, it must be in team owner’s knowledge. So that team may beat the opponent in a better way by acquiring greater score.

Limit of players in each roaster or their limited lineup is also a big factor that count in a league. Like scoring rules, various leagues have different rulebook regarding roaster limit and players positions in a game. Sticking to the rules will give the team a better opportunity to survive by better scoring. Otherwise, points may be negative, if any of the rule is not followed. Besides, there are certain leagues that give relaxation in picking of any combination for each game. This relaxation can be some time hard for team. Because by doing so, opponent may have a better combination then their own.

Third thing that matters after “point scoring rule” and “roaster combination” is the duration of holding a roaster by an owner. Some fantasy leagues are annual, arranging leagues every year. While some manage to play even after three or four months. So, the managers have to select or bid the players for a longer duration. But thing that matter there is the restriction by some of the leagues. Thais, rule  restrict the manager to own a player for more than one event. Quite contrast to this, other leagues don’t bother about the holding of roasters for longer period. Here, manager bid best of players. By doing so, the player will remain in their possession for every upcoming leagues.

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