Understanding Daily Fantasy Sports - A Beginner's Guide

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Beginner's Guide

Fantasy Sports, you hear it being talked about around the office water cooler or you come
across it in advertisements on the Internet. You see some of your co-workers or buddies talking
about it and are intrigued. You see friends hanging out during the weekend because of a so called
“fantasy game.” So, ask yourself, what is the buzz with all these fantasy games?

In order to understand what fantasy sports is all about, let us bring you back to the basics.

Fantasy games or fantasy sports are also called rotisserie.

Fantasy sports is, well, a game in which players pretend to be owners of a sports team. Acting as
owners, the players build their team.

When everything is in order in the fantasy game set-up, the team that a player built will then
compete with other fantasy teams owned by different players.

In order to win the daily fantasy game, the owner must generate good statistics. The figures from
these statistics must be generated from real life individual team players. Real numbers are
derived from statistics set-out by real professional sports teams.

The most common variant in a daily fantasy game is when common factors convert statistical
performances to become points.

These points will be added based on the roster selected by the manger that sums up a fantasy

It is easy for a "league commissioner" in a daily fantasy game to calculate the performance
points manually.

If you want a more complex kind of calculation, there is actually a computer model based on
actual games in which it calculates numbers based on actual sports figures.

Fantasy sports allows you to do what a real team owner does: trade, sign players and even cut
players off the team.

Those are the basics of your daily fantasy game or fantasy sports.

By joining a daily fantasy game, you will be part of the 29.9 million folks, spanning from 12
years old to the elderly, who are enjoying a doze of daily fantasy games.

Owners of fantasy teams can play fantasy sports games on a daily basis. Daily fantasy games
allow for players to trade, draft and play their team in a single day thus, possibly enjoying a win
on a daily basis.

What are the most popular daily fantasy games? Well, you can try hockey, cricket, American
football, soccer, football based on Australian rules, basketball, professional wrestling, auto
racing, cricket and even surfing.

The industry is growing and everyone is enjoying a fun, daily fantasy game-filled day. So choose
a sport you enjoy and have fun!