NFL Fantasy 2021: What is it and how is it played? Beginner’s guide

NFL Fantasy

NFL Fantasy is one of the most popular games in the United States and in this note you will be able to find out what it is and how it is played.

NFL Fantasy has become very popular over the years. (Photo: Getty Images)


NFL Fantasy has become very popular over the years. (Photo: Getty Images)

If you find yourself on this note, you’ve probably never played NFL Fantasy, but if you’ve heard about it. From Bolavip, we present you a guide to introduce you to the most popular game about the American football league in the United States. Learning to play is easy, but to be good you must demonstrate your knowledge of the league and its players.

The first thing you should know is that there are different places where you can play. The official website of the NFL and the Yahoo! They are the most popular, but there are many others and they all have both a website and a mobile application.

The first thing you should do is join a league. For that, you can choose a public one, where anyone can join, or a private one, for which you need an invitation. The premise and the simplest way to explain the game is this: You have a team with players that you selected in a Draft, who receive points based on the statistics of the matches, it is played against another user, and the one who adds the most points that week, wins the duel. But now we go by parts:

The NFL Fantasy Draft

This is where you get your players in the beginning, and it’s one of the funniest times. It works the same way as any Draft in North American sports. Before you must analyze the players that you liked and then have them seen when making the Draft.

Each Fantasy team owner selects a player in a certain order until all teams are filled. It is important to choose players in all the positions that you must have, in order to complete your squad. Obviously the event is online but live, so, as in the real Drafts, you have a certain time to choose in each selection.

The “Sleepers” are players who can score points but are not highly valued. (Photo: @NFLFantasy)

How is the team made up?

It will depend on the league you belong to, but traditionally, they have in the starting team, a QB, two RBs, two WRs, a TE, a flex (additional RB or WR), a defender and a kicker. Then, a series of substitute players of the user’s choice.

The top 5 receivers for NFL Fantasy 2021. (Photo: @NFLFantasy)

How does the NFL Fantasy scoring work?

The Fantasy score is essentially an equivalent to the statistics. Those statistics that your players accumulate on the field (yards, touchdowns, field goals, points received for defense, etc.) contribute to your team total. If your starting lineup accumulates more than your rival (another user in your league) in that week, you win. You have substitutes, but those players don’t add up when you put them on the bench, just the starters.

Week-by-week handling of the NFL Fantasy

During the season, you can make moves to improve your team. Either because of injuries or poor performance, you can trade players with other owners in your league, you can release players who did not perform and get others that no one has selected yet, in free agency.

The NFL Fantasy Waiver Wire

To get those players who do not belong to any team, you must go through Waiver Wire, which consists of an order of priority according to the order of the Draft and how your team did from week to week. If you want a player, you claim him, but if someone else claims him too, and their priority is higher than yours, on Wednesday, the day that free agent requests are processed, the one with the highest priority will win the player.

NFL Fantasy 2021 Playoffs

Finally, if you did well after the first 12 weeks of the NFL, you will enter the Playoffs, where you face another user in direct elimination until you reach week 16, where it will be the grand final and the winner of the Fantasy league will be defined. . It is until the second to last date always, since in the last day of the NFL, many franchises save their stars for being classified or eliminated from Playoffs, and that hurts Fantasy.