What Is Fantasy Football & Why It’s Fun
For those unfamiliar, fantasy football is a game in which participants select real-life NFL players to form a virtual team. Throughout the season, these teams compete against each other based on the statistical performance of their players.
Owning a fantasy team allows one to feel like a real NFL GM. You get to scout for talent, make tough decisions about who to start and bench, and even trash-talk other owners in your league.
What Does It Mean To Be An Owner?
In fantasy football, being an owner means you are responsible for managing your own team or “franchise,” as some people call it. Unlike traditional sports leagues, where owners own and control teams, fantasy football owners only manage virtual teams with real-life players.
As an owner, you will select players for your team based on their stats and real-life game performance. You can also make trades with other owners if you want to add more depth or change your roster throughout the season.
What Are The Responsibilities Of An Owner?
The responsibilities of an owner can vary depending on how involved they want to be but generally speaking, they will include:
- Selecting players for their team based on stats and performance.
- Managing trades and free agents, monitoring injuries and suspensions.
- Selecting players off waivers.
- Setting lineups for each week’s games.
- Keeping track of team stats during games and much more!
Some owners will create their own websites or forums for their fantasy league so everyone can stay connected throughout the season.
How To Be A Good Fantasy Football Owner
Do Your Research: Know which players will be good for the season and which aren’t. This will help you make informed decisions about who to draft for your team.
Be Knowledgeable About The Game Itself: It is important to know the scoring system and how each position is valued. This way, you can properly assess each player’s value and make the best choices for your team.
Prepared For The Draft: Have a list of players you’re targeting, and be ready to make trades if necessary.