Fantasy football is an incredibly popular online game that runs alongside the real-life football league. It has become increasingly popular in recent years with players of all ages.
Football fans love to enjoy the game but anything that enhances that game is also a bonus. There are many ways to do this such as betting, attending games and now there is also fantasy football. However, many people are reluctant to spend extra money in order to enjoy it. Luckily, fantasy football doesn’t necessarily require money.
Is fantasy football free to play?
The great thing about fantasy football is that you can choose whether you would like to play along for free or whether you would like to up the stakes and play for money. So, if you choose to play without betting then yes, fantasy football is free.
There are many different leagues online so if you are wanting to play for free then you will need to make sure that you do not accidentally join one that requires you to pay money to play. Join a free league and you can get the most out of the game without having to pay a cent!
How does fantasy football work?
The idea behind the game is that you are the manager of your very own football club. Acting just like a real-life manager you can pick and choose your team’s players from those available – i.e. all of the real-life players that year. You can build your team by taking any players that you like as long as they are within your budget, there is no conflict between teams like in real life.
You will need to choose 11-15 players to fill out your team. You will then also need to choose which of these players will play in your team on a week-by-week basis. Every player in your team will accumulate points for you and eventually, the player with the most points at the end of the season wins.
Points are earned by a few methods. For example, if a player on your fantasy team plays in real life then they will gain a point. They can also earn points by scoring goals, keeping a clean sheet, assists, and just generally playing well.
How do I find the right league for me?
Online you will find many different leagues for you to enter into. Or, if you would rather, you cannot join any league at all and simply play by yourself. You can also create your own league and play against your friends.
If you do not have enough people to make up your own private league then you and your friends can consider joining a public league. These leagues are open to everyone until all of the spots have been filled.
You should also consider whether you want to bet or not. If you want to play for free then that’s fine and you just need to simply join a league. The winner will simply get the glory of saying that they won!
However, if you want to make the game a little bit more exciting you can join a league that isn’t free to play. Here each player will put in a set amount of money and the winner will receive the prize fund. Different leagues will have different prize funds so make sure that you join one that you are comfortable with.
How long does fantasy football last?
This is a game that requires a decent amount of commitment as the game runs for the same length of time as the actual league. You will also need to log in weekly and make sure that you are happy with your team, who is playing (and who is on the bench), and their positions.
You can transfer players around as the weeks continue, but you will be restricted as to how many transfers you can make. There are also a number of other decisions for you to make such as a wildcard.
Remember that even if you have chosen to join a paid league, fantasy football is a game that should be enjoyed and not a chore or a worry about the amount of money that you have bet.