Fantasy football is a game in which the participants serve as general managers of virtual professional American football teams. The competitors select their rosters by participating in a draft in which all relevant NFL players are available.
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Fantasy Football Statistics
- Fantasy football started in 1962
- Gender: 82% are men while 18% are women.
- Age rank:( 55% of men who play fantasy football are between 35-54 while women are between 18-34
- Most people spend at least 4hours a week researching their team.
- Fantasy sports is a $7.22 billion industry with 60 million fantasy sports players in the United States and Canada as of 2016
- £100.0m is the initial budget an FPL manager receives to spend on an initial squad of 15 players.
How to Play Fantasy Football
- Step 1: You join a league.
- Step 2: You prepare for your league draft by scouting players.
- Step 3: You build your fantasy football team via the draft.
- Step 4: Your team competes against another team every week.
- Step 5: Your team (hopefully) makes the playoffs and wins your league.
Most Popular Fantasy Football Player 2019
- Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
- Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
- Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins
- Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans
- Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
- Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals
- Golden Tate, WR, New York Giants
- Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
- Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
Fantasy Football Draft Strategy, Tips, and Resources
1: Start with a five-round plan of attack
2: Go early and often with running backs
3: Get at least one elite wide receiver
4: Know it’s OK to splurge at tight end
5: Find the best values at quarterback
6: Know why you’re taking a player
7: Don’t be a slave to the rankings
8: Don’t be influenced by other picks
9: Avoid getting too caught up in bye weeks
10: Embrace the stream with defenses
11: Take kickers in the last round (if your league still uses them)
Who Should You Start?
- C. McCaffrey RB-CAR
- S. Barkley RB-NYG
- D. Henry RB-TEN
- D. Cook RB-MIN
- E. Elliott RB-DAL
- A. Kamara RB-NO
- N. Chubb RB-CLE
- J. Mixon RB-CIN
- D. Adams WR-GB
- J. Jacobs RB-LV