Fantasy Football - Choosing A League

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Fantasy Football has been around for quite some time, though the format has evolved considerably-right along with just about everything else in the world-through the constant advancement and ever-increasing convenience of our beloved internet

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<ul><li><p>Fantasy Football - Choosing A LeagueFantasy Football has been around forquite some time, though the formathas evolved considerably-right alongwith just about everything else in theworld-through the constantadvancement and ever-increasingconvenience of our beloved internet.What was once a sport whichencouraged socialization amongfootball fans, whether at home orhanging out in the local sports bar,Fantasy Football was played amongfriends.</p><p>While that's still the most fun way todo it, you have a lot more options nowin the world of Fantasy Football,which you may choose to take advantage of, particularly if you are new to this whole idea of"owning" your own football league. Ha...that sounds pretty cool, doesn't it?</p><p>Anyway, because of the fact that Fantasy Football has been around for so long and hasbecome so incredibly popular, you might feel a little intimidated about just jumping into it asthe newbie on the block. It's not hard to learn the ins and outs, though, and with a littleresearch you'll be knowledgeable enough to compete; improving with experience, of course.</p><p>Right now you're about to get a jump start into the world of Fantasy Football with this handy,newbie's guide to choosing a league.</p><p>A Fantasy Football league can consist of anywhere from 8 to 16 teams, and the type ofleague is determined by the drafting method used. You have 3 major kinds of leagues tochoose from:</p><p>Redrafts</p><p>This is probably the best choice for a rookie Fantasy Football player. Everyone draft's theirteam from scratch at the beginning of each season, so you have the same advantages aseveryone else as far as creating a successful team. In other words, you are entering into alevel playing field, so to speak, when you begin with a Redraft League.</p><p>Dynasty</p><p>This type of league is actually more akin to the experience of actually owning a footballteam. Players are kept from the year before, which could make it tough for you to build aquality team in the beginning. Of course, you might just get lucky and land a super-starrookie, but it's tough for a newbie to compete seriously in a Dynasty League.</p></li><li><p>Keeper</p><p>While it's probably a little tougher to break into than a Redraft League, a Keeper League isalso a good place to get started with Fantasy Football. It's sort of a combination of the tradingand drafting formats of Redraft and Dynasty Leagues, where players are allowed to keepsome of their players from previous seasons, but you will still have a chance at forming astrong fantasy team and competing at a respectable level.</p><p>If you are truly a newbie to the world of Fantasy Football, then you have a few more things tolearn before getting started, but this will give you an idea of what type of league you shouldbe looking for and what to expect when you find it. If your football buddies are mocking younow because you're the new kid on the block, rest assured that you will be obliterating themshortly with just a little more research and experience. They won't know what hit 'em!</p></li></ul>