Five Simple Steps and Tips to Playing Fantasy Football
- When registering to play fantasy football, pick a credible gaming site. The most popular sites used are ESPN and Yahoo! Both sites offer plenty of options to make your gaming experience suitable to your wants and needs.
- Preparing for your draft can make or break a season. Whether it's live or online, knowing what players you want to pick - if they're available - and which ones to avoid can not only help in having a speedier draft, but also set you up for a winning year. Studying strength of schedules and foreseeing playoff match-ups is highly recommended.
- The waiver wire - where you add new players from and drop old players into - can be the difference in a great and horrible season, sometimes. Paying attention and picking up "hot" players or "sleepers" can have a serious impact on the outcome of your season, especially later on when injuries occur and reliable replacements can be hard to find.
- Following your gut can prove to be the smartest and most effective way of running a fantasy roster. Sure, there's various "experts" out there to give you insight - they pre-rank players before drafts and weekly during the season - but making your own decisions and not relying on those "expert" predictions might be better off for you in the long run.
- No matter what happens, remember that in the end - win or lose - it's all about having fun. At the end of the day, it's still just a game; not a life and death matter. Enjoy the time you spend with your fellow players and don't take it too seriously. After all, there's still only so much control you have over the outcome. The rest is up to the athletes.
Mobiles Devices Are The New Way of Playing Fantasy Football
About 30 percent of fantasy players surveyed in 2011 used a mobile device to participate in fantasy sports.
They used their device or application to:
- 13 percent accessed cheat sheets and rankings to help with drafts
- 67 percent accessed real-time fantasy games or player stats
- 54 percent accessed player news, information or injury reports
- 69 percent accessed scores of actual games
- 44 percent made changes to their fantasy team's lineup, make trades or conduct transactions
- 14 percent sent messages or talk smack to other members of their fantasy league or game