Fantasy football causes a frenzy

Austin Lemak, Staff member

One of the best times of the year is here again and I’m not talking about school starting again.  Football is in full effect as the NFL season kicks off on September 10th.  With the start of football season the off the field competition begins.  Fantasy football is where people pull their hair out over who they should draft.

The smack talk all starts the first week of head to head play.  Fantasy is where legends are made and losers make excuses to why they did not win the championship. Money is won and lost on an extra point, dropped pass or a turnover.

The scoring is based on stats from individual players.  Your starting roster consists of  a quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, a tight end, a flex player (which is either a running back or receiver), a kicker and a defense. Quarterbacks are usually the players that make the most points for the team.  Find good quarterback like Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers.

If you do not know much about football there are a lot of shows on TV that can give you helpful hints that can push your team into first place.  Top fantasy prospects like Jordy Nelson tore his ACL in a preseason game and will miss the whole season.  A player like him can win or lose a game.

Pick your team wisely because you might think you have the best team in the world but it could be the worst team in the league.  Find sleepers that have potential to boost your team from last to first place.  It’s important to know the line up of opposing teams to see who they need so you can make trades for players you need.  You will not get everyone you need in the draft so trades and waiver acquisitions can make your team the one to beat.

You can be in a league that is for fun or you can be in a cutthroat league that is so serious that each win is bragging rights and you are one step closer to winning the league. If you win the whole league there is nothing anyone can say to you that would matter, because you have bragging rights until next football season.