Understanding the Weekly Fantasy Football Contest - A 101 Guide

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So, this is where weekly fantasy football contests came to grow, and grow quickly it did. In the weekly fantasy football contest, a fantasy owner picks his team on a weekly basis rather than per season.

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Understanding the Weekly Fantasy Football Contest - A 101 Guide

  1. 1. Understanding the Weekly Fantasy Football Contest - A 101 Guide A new trend has emerged from the multibillion dollar industry we call fantasy sports. As fantasy sports implanted itself to be a major aspect in sports culture and fan culture, it has also spurned different clubs, online businesses and sports trends. Since 30 million players from all over North America, specifically the United States and Canada, are playing fantasy sports, there is no doubt that the world of fantasy will grow and develop its own trend and culture. So what is a weekly fantasy football contest? Well, first off, you already know that in real life, a team owner picks his team or draft team early in the season. The same thing happens in the world of fantasy football. A fantasy team owner picks his team on a pre season draft pick. He does it online or with a bookie. That team owner, or should we say you, will be stuck with that team for the entire season of the National Football League, up to the Super Bowl. You may change your line-up, or the correct term would be ‘slightly alter,’ through trading or when a player is a free agent. So, this is where weekly fantasy football contests came to grow, and grow quickly it did. In the weekly fantasy football contest, a fantasy owner picks his team on a weekly basis rather than per season. It adds a new form of excitement and stirs quite a challenge to the fantasy owner. The owner must do his homework and really research on all the NFL players and their abilities they have as well as their real life performance numbers. The weekly fantasy football contest also provides that extra challenge of trying to discover new players who are a bit rough on the edges but have the potential to win. Once you put together a team, you can now find other fantasy owners participating in the weekly fantasy football contest and compete against them. It is a big event and one can earn as much as a whopping $50,000 cash prize as a winner of a weekly fantasy football contest. There is another form of weekly fantasy football contest in which a fantasy owner has a certain salary cap. Football players are given a certain salary value (the basis is their real life performance). Fantasy owners pick the players, keeping in mind their salary cap. More challenging isn’t it?

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