What are fantasy sports? You’ve probably heard of this type of game. Its essence is a competition of virtual teams that consist of real players from different sports clubs. As a rule, games are organized on the basis of a real tournament, such as the Champions League, National Hockey League, or European Football Championship.
Fantasy football originated in the United States when several members of a football club called “Oakland Raiders” developed the rules of American fantasy football in the 1960s. After that, the rules of the game of European fantasy football appeared in Italy.
Today, fantasy sports tournaments are held not only in football but also in other sports. Golf, basketball, racing, racing, hockey, and even cricket are among them.
In this article, we would like to tell you about winning strategies that will help beginners take the first steps in mastering fantasy sports games. At the same time, more experienced players will be able to practice the game.
Searching players in the team
The key to a successful game is the work of team members. When choosing team members, you should pay attention to some parameters:
- injuries of the player;
- participation of the player in previous and upcoming matches;
- disqualification of the player;
- body of the player;
- the latest results of the player.
In the game, you will need backup players in case of a regular player injury. To prepare a list of reserve players, you should pay attention to their cost and the number of points they can bring to your team. You should choose alternate players in the same range as the regular ones.
Often the contract affects the quality of the athlete’s work. For example, players play at full strength, with a contract expiring within a year and a half. They do this with the hope of getting a contract on better terms.
The same applies to athletes with short-term contracts. For example, six months. For them, it is an opportunity to show their strength and show the best result. In addition, you benefit from taking such players to the team because of their low price.
The correct setting of players matters too. Statistically, when playing football, the 5-4-1 is the most advantageous arrangement. This includes five defenders, four midfielders, and one forward. Other schemes (such as 3-4-3 and 4-5-1) can be successful. However, this depends on the particular game round.
Attention to information
We advise you to stay behind the computer until the beginning of the game. The fact is that important information appears at this time. For example, this is information about the elimination of players from the team a few minutes before the game starts. Information appears on thematic news portals and social networks.
When choosing players, many experts use stacking. It is a strategy in which the team, two or more players from the same club, work. This approach helps to get extra points for one act. When using stacking, about four players work. However, this strategy is not always appropriate. We would like to give examples of where we can use stacking:
- Overtime. This is a combination of players, their actions, and extra minutes that will help you significantly affect the outcome of the team in terms of performance.
- Injuries of players. There are such situations when injuries fail the team, and all you can do is count on seven or eight players. As a result, professionals spend as much time as possible on the field and give more points respectively for the team.
As we see, not every beginner will win in fantasy sports tournaments from the start. To succeed, you should know tactical techniques, as well as be well-versed in the rules of the game and be a fan of it. And this will help like-minded people who meet in thematic communities and forums.