What Is NFL Fantasy Football?
“NFL Fantasy Football” is a fantasy sport based on the results of games involving NFL football teams. The NFL is a U.S. pro sporting league including 32 teams based in 31 American cities, including such world famous franchises as the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants. Every year from September until the first week of February, the NFL season takes place, with the action culminating in the yearly Super bowl extravaganza. The Sunday of the Super bowl has become an unofficial American holiday.
NFL fantasy football has a lot to do with the 32 teams in the National Football League, but fantasy football takes a look at the game from a closer, individual perspective. Instead of charting the success of the full teams as they go through their 16-game regular season schedule, fantasy football charts the progress and statistics of individual players in the NFL. The more yards, touchdowns and other stats those players accumulate, the better they perform from a fantasy football perspective.
Fantasy football leagues form every late summer in America, usually including groups of friends numbering either 10 or 12. You can have more owners (or franchises) in a league, and you can fewer fantasy football owners in a league, but ten or twelve work best for league balance and competition (12 is best). Before the season, the owners of this league come together for a “draft”, where individual NFL players are assigned to the competing teams.