Nothing is more thrilling than professional sports when a player dunks a ball, scores a touchdown, kicks a field goal, or scores a game-winning goal. When all the joy and jubilation settles, you crack open your dusty high school yearbook and relive all those memories of when you lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. That’s when you realize that you miss the thrill of competition. There’s nothing like getting those competitive juices flowing when you’re on the verge of dominating your opponent, but there’s only one problem. Its been years since you’ve competed in athletics and you’re no longer in game shape.
Since you can no longer turn back the clock to your days of athletic excellence, you can still satisfy your craving for competition. Play in fantasy sports leagues and destroy your competition, or play for fun. There are a number of viable options available, and a number of leagues at various levels of competition. Some leagues take a more casual approach in competing with other players, and some leagues are filled with players who like to kick butt.
You also have a variety of leagues to choose from based on length. If you’re a purist, you can choose to participate in a season-long league. In choosing this option, you must stay abreast of what’s going on in the sports world. Stay up to date on who’s injured, who’s underperforming, and base your roster decisions on the day to day changes happening the sports world as they relate to the players on your roster. You must also make adjustments to your roster frequently. Too many fantasy players lose head to head matches because they forgot to log in to substitute players that aren’t playing due to injury, bye weeks or off days.
If you decide to participate in fantasy sports, but find yourself in the middle of a professional sports season then you have the option of participating in a daily or weekly league. Weekly and daily leagues are totally different animals from the season-long leagues. You must stay abreast of the current trends in your sports league. In order to win weekly and daily leagues, you must know which players are hot and likely to perform well for the day or week of competition. While one person may be the best basketball player in the NBA, but it does you no good to start him in a daily or weekly league when he has an injury that’s likely to keep him from playing for two weeks. The same can be said for slumping players. Its best to start players who are on hot streaks.
There are plenty of leagues available for both free and money play. Which do you choose? That’s a matter of personal preference. Free leagues are fun as well a money leagues. There are also leagues available that offer freerolls where you can win prize money depending on your performance in fantasy. If you decide to play for money, there are a number of leagues available at a variety of buy in levels. Whichever league you choose, fantasy sports are a great way to engage in competition and have fun without having to worry about attending practices and workouts.