Fantasy Football Puts Control of the Ball in Your Hands

Sebastian Aguero, Staff Writer

Fantasy football is a game of skill in which the participants serve as the general managers of virtual football teams. The competitors choose their team rosters by participating in a draft in which all players of a real football league are available.

Points are allocated based on the actual performances of the players in real-world competition.

The game typically involves the NFL (National Football League) or college football.

There are two main types of fantasy football:

Traditional, which is mostly run by amateurs and in which the competition can run either for an entire season or many seasons if it is a keeper league.

Daily, an accelerated version in which the contests are conducted over shorter periods, such as a week or a single day.

I’ll highlight some of the popular (and not-so-popular) players who can help your squad and may still be available in your league.

Quarterback Alex Smith, KC. It’s not my favorite person in the world.

I’m recommending Alex Smith here, but he’s got a great matchup at Tennessee and both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are looking better as they develop rapport with Smith.

Trevor Siemian threw for 334 yards against the Titans in Week 14, and Smith could post excellent numbers as well.

Running Back: Ezekiel Elliot, Though losing to the Giants in Week 14, Elliott carried 24 times for 107 yards. And facing an upcoming Buccaneers team in Week 15 will be a tough task to accomplish. However, as seen in weeks’ prior, Elliott has proved to be able to muscle out wonderful stats all year long.

Wide Receivers Odell Beckham Jr., New York – Despite his quarterback’s woes, Beckham has re-emerged as one of fantasy’s best wideouts, and he showed by notching a 61-yard catch-and-run for New York’s only Week 14 touchdown.

He’ll probably line up with tough Detroit cover corner Darius Slay, but that shouldn’t stop his fantasy owners from starting him as a stud WR1 in Week 15.

Fantasy football takes time and a great amount of research in order to pick the winning players, but it won’t last forever. It’s a 9 to 17 week event with playoffs starting after week 9.