Submitted By Earle12J
Although fantasy football is huge these days and everyone seems to play it, there are some that don't know what fantasy football is all about. And those are the people that think fantasy football people are geeks or Star Wars fans or even Harry Potter fanatics. Some of that may hold true for some fantasy football players, but most are just average Joes. There are even a lot of professional athletes, celebrities and politicians that enjoy fantasy football.
Fantasy football is a growing hobby or game - whatever you want to call it - that is catching the nation by storm. Millions and millions of people participate in fantasy football every year. So for those of you that don't know about the game, below is a brief explanation.
Most of the people that play fantasy football are NFL fans. They enjoy watching football and playing fantasy football gets them involved in more games to watch on the weekends. If you don't like the NFL, you likely won't like to play fantasy football.
A fantasy football league normally consists of 12 teams (some are less or more). Before the NFL season starts, fantasy teams draft their own team, consisting of NFL players. A draft order is set by the league and all owners draft until their roster is filled. A new trend for fantasy leagues is auction style, though. This is where teams bid on players and every team has a set dollar amount they can spend during the auction. Instead of picking your players in a draft, you bid on them until your roster is filled.
Most rosters are about 13 deep. Roster size does vary, though. Starters consist of a quarterback, two running backs, two receivers, a tight end, kicker and team defense. The rest of the roster is comprised of bench spots.
An example of a fantasy team could look like this:
QB: Drew Brees, Saints
RB: Steven Jackson, Falcons
RB: Adrian Peterson, Vikings
WR: Dez Bryant,…...