This archived article was written by: Robert Hanson
In all aspects of life, one season ends as another is crowning. Fantasy sports holds true to this, as baseball playoffs are soon to be started, it is time for fantasy athletes to be pitted against friends, family and co-workers once again as the National Football League is prepping to begin season play.
If you’re not sure what fantasy sports are all about, it is an Internet game where you can form a team. First you choose a league, usually set up amongst friends and family, or as an office league. Your team is created by in a draft where you may choose from all of the professional athletes, or in some leagues only a smaller branch of the main league. In baseball, as an example, would include only the National or American League. Then they play for their respected pro teams, and you get points based on how they perform in the games played. As the professional season nears its play-offs the fantasy leagues go into the play-offs. The fantasy league must end before the actual play-offs, because when teams are eliminated in the pros, players would be lost for the fantasy teams still in. And the winner of the play-offs, as in all sports, is crowned the league champion.
Also the game gets more in depth if you play in a league with a salary cap, in which you are granted only a set amount of money to erect your squad. This makes drafting a hotshot filled team tricky, as the better the player the more he costs to enlist.
They leagues also can differ as you can play in a free league, or there are also leagues where you are charged to play. I have never played in one of these leagues, so my information may be a little bit off, sorry. But the champion may possibly get a reward for their hard earned victory, based on the website and rules of play. Also included with paying could come extra settings in the league to make your job as a manager easier, by tracking players more precisely than a free league would. But if you are interested in this, as I have stated above, see for your self and don’t take my word for it.
If by now you have decided you would like to give it a try, but don’t know how to get started, I have been a Yahoo fantasy sports player for years now, and would recommend their free league. In which one person can create and commission their own league, in which they can invite whomever they choose, or set it to be an open league, then if a player is league less anywhere they will have the option of joining and competing with you. You will also have the option of being that lone player, and joining the ranks of somebody else’s community league.
This football seasons top pick, will be the Seattle Seahawks running back, Shaun Alexander. Other prospects that will be well sought after will include; Larry Johnson of Kansas City, LaDainian Tomlinson from San Diego, Tiki Barber of New York, Clinton Portis from Washington and Payton Manning on Indianapolis.
Congratulations to those of you whole are winning in the Major League Baseball fantasy, and good luck to all you fantasy football players and have fun.