Fantasy Football League Punishes Loser Of Bet

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
Do you have what it takes to put together a winning football franchise? A group of football enthusiasts at the Valley Bar got together and put together their own fantasy football team.  Several of the group made bets as to whether their team would win. One such bet was between Warsaw resident Travis Brown and West Cole Camp resident Steve Ward.  Travis won the bet so Steve Warren had to stand at the intersection across from McDonalds holding a sign which read “Honk if my fantasy team stinks.”
According to Brown many cars did honk and a few even threw fruit at Ward.  According to the crowd at Dix Bar, next year’s bet should be even more outlandish.
Fantasy football, like other fantasy games, puts you in the front office and on the sidelines as General Manager and Coach of your team. You select from a list of the best players in the NFL and they compete on a weekly basis for your team. Their on-field performance drives your fantasy point total and overall success.
Specifically, fantasy football works like this: You decide what type of league you want to participate in, acquire a roster of players (either through a draft or through autopick assignment), then set your lineup each week during the season and watch as touchdowns, field goals, yards gained, sacks, interceptions and much, much more generate fantasy points for or against your team. Whether you win or lose and climb or fall on the leaderboard all depends on how well you maximize the talent on your roster each week.
Daily fantasy football is managed by commercial internet companies who charge a percentage of each betting pool. In the US, the two largest of these firms are FanDuel and DraftKings.
In 2017, fantasy football analytic's have taken on a larger role than could ever be expected. The science at which predictions are made and the correlation they have with the future results are at an all-time high. There are many companies spending millions of dollars per year on top talent in the world of analytics. The result has paid heavy dividends to those companies making the best hiring decisions as they've in turn received billions in advertisement revenue.