Fantasy football is a great way to get involved in online gambling even when your favourite teams aren’t playing. It allows you to build your own teams and play in contests of your own choice. It brings the worlds of internet gaming and online betting together, and once you get to grips with it, you can make quite a lot of money. If you haven’t tried it before then below are a few tips that will help you to get started in the world of fantasy football.
1. Join a fantasy football site
FanDuel and DraftKings are two of the most popular fantasy football sites and the ones that most people choose. To sign up you simply need to click join now and type in your name, email address and create a username and password.
2. Pick your tea
Once you are signed up you will need to decide who you want on your team. You will be given a fixed salary cap. This varies depending on which site you choose but you must pick players based on your budget. On DraftKings your salary cap is $50k. This is to be spent building your whole team. All positions must be filled within this budget. Prices of the players vary but remember you will need a strong team to win so don’t blow all your budget on a quarter back and scrimp on defence.
3. Scoring points
You score points when your players do well on the field. The better each individual player does, the more points you score. This is why it is important to divide your budget so you get good quality players in every position on the field. Scoring rules vary depending on which site you are playing on. The aim is to win more points than your competition. A varied line up will help you to do this.
4. Starting to play
When you first start playing fantasy football,to avoid losses you will need to build up your skills. Experience is what helps you hone your skills. To increase your experience, it is best to play in tournaments that have a low entry fee where you are guaranteed a payout. The way you identify these games depends on where you play them. They are identified by a G in the blue box to the right of the contest title if you are playing on the FanDuel site but if you are playing on DraftKings you will see a tab that says Guaranteed. Click this to take part in these tournaments for a definite pay out. Once you have found one that interests you then you can enter and build your team.
5. Building your knowledge
Experience will help you to develop your skills but building your knowledge can help you improve at a quicker rate. One of the best ways to do this is by doing some research. Many fantasy football fans are happy to share their skills and experience and most articles and blogs have easy to find titles like 5 Tips to Help You Win on FanDuel and DraftKings or how to get high scores on DraftKings and FandDuel. Do your research and don’t forget to have fun.