Fantasy football is a game in which the players are selected as the general managers and professionals of the game gridiron football teams. The competitors choose their team rosters by getting involved in a draft in which all players of a real football league are available. Points are given on the basis of performance of the players in real-world competition football.
There are two main types of fantasy football:
- Traditional, that’s run by amateurs and in which the competition can run either for an entire season or many seasons if it’s a keeper league.
- Daily, an accelerated version in which the contests are conducted over shorter periods the period may be a day of the week.
Modern fantasy football can be traced back to the late Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach, an Oakland area businessman and a limited but effective partner in the Oakland Raiders. In a hotel room of New York during the time of 1992, Raiders eastern cross-country trip, Winkenbach, along with Raiders Public Relations man Bill Tunnel and Tribune reporter Scotty Stirling, manage a system of organization and a rulebook, comprised on the basis of modern fantasy football.
The inaugural league was called the GOPPPL (Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League), and the first draft took place in the rumpus room of Winkenbach’s home in Oakland, California in August 1963. The league has eight effective and competent players, made up of administrative affiliates of the AFL, pro football journalists, or someone who had purchased or sold 10 season tickets for the Raiders in the season of 1963.
Any Mousalimas was the real creator of GOPPPL. In 1969, the participant in the inaugural draft, the game was brought to his sports bar, the King’s X in Oakland, California where the some of the other leagues are there.
There’re many different ways of arranging fantasy football leagues, some of which may be combined in an effective way and some are of different methods. The two most popular and adopted league types are head-to-head and total point’s leagues.
- Head to head league, a fantasy team organizes the matches against a different fantasy team from the league each week. The team that receives the most points wins for that week. Points are in visual by the scoring system that is either standard set by the website or custom that is set by the league to reach the final result.
- Total points leagues are leagues in which teams accumulate points on an ongoing basis to get the final results. The league standings are identified by the teams’ total points.
- All play leagues are leagues in which all teams play each other each week comprise on many players. For example, if there are 14 teams in the league, the top scoring team of the week would post a 13-0 record to get dominance.
- A Salary cap league is an important type of fantasy league which adds another important component of realism similar to the NFL: the salary cap. Each player has an associated salary and all of them play according to the rules and regulations.
- In Dynasty leagues, a team is consisted of all players from year to year and replenishes rosters through rookie drafts. Dynasty leagues are being increased versions of keeper leagues.
- In Empire leagues, teams compete in a dynasty-format and prizes are here for league winners. A special side-pot is created from entry fees each year that are paid by each team. Once an owner wins the league two years in a row, the Empire pot makes his way to that owner, and the league starts over.
Each year, fantasy football leagues have a draft, where each team makes drafts NFL players. These players are traded or dropped, whereby they enter a pool of players who are owned by no one, that any team has right to claim. In most leagues, no player may be owned by more than one team that is the rule and should be followed.
In an auction draft, each owner has an imaginary budget which he has to use to purchase all his players in an auction format. Owners also take an active part in this and take turns nominating players for open bid. The owner who bids the highest on each player obviously receives that player for the league, reducing their remaining budget accordingly.
Each team is allowed a predetermined number of players on its roster, as well as a specified number at each position, is to be used for each game. It is up to the owner to determine each week which players should start or will be benched.
League managers are entitled to earn their team points based on their starting players’ performances in weekly NFL games. Players accumulate points based purely on their statistical output that they have done. For example, a touchdown has the worth six points.
The standard fantasy football scoring system consists of an honored baseline of statistic value pairs that are managed to promote balance across the various fantasy positions for different games. This is the typical scoring configuration position chosen by first-time fantasy football commissioners.
All Individual Players
There are few type dynasty leagues that follow the NFL’s roster model and score all possible and effective NFL players at all individual positions that are fixed for them according to the rules and regulations. By following the rules and regulations, offensive linemen (OL) are scored by total yards and points minus sacks given up.
Effect on Spectatorship
The explosive and outstanding popularity of fantasy sports added with the availability of venues showcasing numerous live football games via satellite and other means of communications. It also has significant effects on football viewing and rooting habits among participants of the league. Fantasy sports players love to watch more game to increase the level of their interest and they also buy more tickets and spend their money at stadiums at a much higher rate than that of general sports fans.
Fantasy football provides many beneficial impacts to the company still there are some concerns about potential economic drawbacks. A rough calculation based estimates regarding the average amount that they have spent on their team that is combined with the number of team managers and their average wages to estimate impact at about $6 billion in wasted productivity.