Almost everyone wants to have a key role in a major league sports franchise. They wish to lead a team of personally selected players to the field and watch them battle for victory. The odds are an average fan will never in a position to do this. That is where fantasy leagues come in. They allow an everyday person to pick a team of players from professional rosters and watch them face off against other teams similarly chosen. There are fantasy leagues for fans of every American major sports league.
Fantasy leagues can be found on the websites for most of the major sports leagues. Leagues can also be found at many local bars, through local television stations, or on numerous websites. All of these leagues can offer a chance for their team to compete against other teams without having to spend the millions to acquire a major franchise of their own. The thrill of victory can be felt as chosen players score points for their fantasy coach with each home run, pass, goal, or touchdown. Regardless of a local team’s winning or losing record, a fantasy coach can enjoy a victory each game or week. People that don’t have local teams can also enjoy coaching a fantasy team. This would give them a similar rush as their favorite players score and win for them.
Just as there are fantasy leagues for fans of many sports, there are also leagues for many types of fans. Whether someone is a casual fan catching a game now and then or a true fanatic that tracks every stat of every player, they can find a league suited to them. While a number of leagues run an entire season some can be found that are played for a single week’s games or even one day. These shorter leagues benefit a fantasy player that may only have the time for occasional play instead of someone that tracks players and their statistics through an entire season. There are many leagues from many sources for those that want to watch their players for an entire season.
There are a variety of fantasy leagues, league hosts, and competition durations. There are also a variety of scoring formats. Some leagues take a team’s defensive actions into account, others rely solely on offensive actions and points to score for a fantasy coach. Different leagues also allow for different strategies regarding recruitment of players. Some rules allow players to be on more than one team, others don’t. Another recruiting feature of leagues is a salary. Each player is assigned a “salary” and fantasy coaches are limited to recruiting players with salary totals under a preset cap.
Anyone can coach and manage their own sports team. Fans of any type or skill level can pick players from large rosters. They can pit their selecting skills against other fantasy players for any duration of time. The rush and thrill of victory is available to anyone. Fantasy sports leagues give members of the general public a chance to feel like a professional team manager.