Fantasy football is a buzz term heard around professional sports in modern times. But, many supporters may still be in the dark about how these types of games are actually played. A mixture of Football Manager strategies, and collectible card games, fantasy football can prove an exciting accompaniment to your soccer viewing experience!
Here’s all you need to know in a nutshell.
What is fantasy football?
Fantasy football comes in numerous varieties and strives to appeal to football fans and fantasy sports enthusiasts. Some of the key characteristics that fantasy football games include, but are not restricted to:
- Users are required to create a fantasy draft containing the names of real football players
- The games use real data in creating an overall score for the draft
- Contests are created daily, or throughout an entire season
- Some kind of budget will be be provided to users, or they’ll be given the opportunity to get the use of players
- Some games, like FootballCoin, include an internal market where users can sell and purchase items that are used in the game.
Fantasy football manager
It’s this humble writer’s opinion that Football Manager is the greatest computer game to have ever been produced. The thousands of hours of playing it stand as a testament to this author’s passion.
Fantasy football is similar to FM in the fact that it uses real information about football players and teams. However, while Football Manager offers a simulation of what players may achieve throughout a game, fantasy football operates on real data taken from live football games.
How does fantasy football work?
Fantasy football works as a competition between the users that have registered their drafts in the game. Each player accumulates a number of points based on their performance.
A fantasy football team’s total number of points is usually calculated as the sum of all squad members’ points. Users will compete in weekly, or seasonal contests, and may be able to earn prizes based on the game’s rules.
Premier League fantasy football
The Premier League, more than any other competition, is the flag bearer supporter of fantasy football. While other games existed before it, the official Fantasy Premier League game is the world’s most famous variation.
Still, Premier League players can be found throughout other games within the niche, as well. Games like SoRare, Football-Stars, Yahoo’s, or ESPN’s fantasy football competitions all allow its users to delve into the world of EPL football. FootballCoin does the same but also includes the concept of collectible cards issued on the site’s blockchain.
Fantasy football is a wonderful way of investing your interest in football in a way that gets you to play against friends and, perhaps, to win prizes. A strategy game for the sports-obsessives, the world of fantasy football is as complex as it is compelling.