Fantasy Football is a game which involves you selecting a pool of footballers who will score you points based on their real-life, in-game actions. Actions such as scoring a goal and creating an assist together with a defender getting a clean sheet are given a points value, you choose your team of players based on who you think will score you the most points. If you have Michy Batshuayi (34) in your team, he scores a hat trick and nobody else has him, then you are likely to see yourself at the top of the leaderboard.
Arguably the foundation of Fantasy Football is the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game run by the official Premier League website, it has been running for over 15 years and was played last season by over 6 million people worldwide.
People pick a squad of 15 players who earn them points each week throughout the season with the aim of being at the top of the leaderboard at the end.
The season long contests are often described as a marathon, they require a strong sense of commitment and a lot of people do not make
it to the end, especially if they miss a week or don’t get off to a good start.
To resolve this problem a new format was created, one where the contests take place over just a small number of games and last over a short period of time (usually a day or a weekend). This format is known worldwide under its collective term of Daily Fantasy Sport (DFS) and encapsulates many US based sports such American Football, Basketball, Golf and Baseball.
The ability to create a fresh team each week is extremely liberating, compared to the grind of the season long format where you are trapped in by your previous mistakes, you get a new lease of life after every set of fixtures. Each week you get to forget about the past, or even better, learn from your mistakes, you start again with a level playing field with just as much chance of winning as the next person. DFS goes hand in hand with gambling, the short turn around allows the option to enter a fee to play and find out if you have won within days or even hours. This is one of those things that many season long players don't realise is missing from their life, once they try it not many go back to solely playing the season long format.
Footstock is the latest evolution in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and Football Trading sector, it is disrupting the industry with rake free contests tied to player trading, this mix creates loyalty to a product like never seen before.
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