Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pay League vs Free Leagues

There are tons of free fantasy football leagues to join, yahoo.com, espn.com and nfl.com are to just name a few. I used to enjoy the free leagues when I first started playing fantasy football for obvious reasons, but there was one major problem. Almost every single free league people don't actually follow their team throughout the draft. If there is an online draft you'd be lucky if half the people show up. Playing in these leagues isn't so much fun if no one is taking it serious. I end up playing against people who have 3 starters on bye weeks and I win easily.

This year for the first time I joined a pay to enter league. This particular one is with friends and family, and was $140 to enter. All the money that is collected is spread out to the 1st and 2nd place finishers along with weekly winners, so you do have a chance to win a lot of money. The money isn't so much the important part though, its more about the dedication everyone puts in. There is no such thing as team owners playing people on a bye week. People actually use the waiver wire and offer trades to each other.

If $140 is too much there are plenty of online sites where you can pay $20-40. With this small fee there is a much better chance that everyone in your league will take it seriously. Usually there are great prize structures associated with winning as well. So if you've played fantasy football for a couple years I still suggest trying the pay leagues, I think you'll learn alot more and have much more fun.

31 comments:

  1. I've never really payed much mind to Fantasy sports, How does it all work?

    Sadly, being from jacksonville, I've had to look up to the Jags for my interest in Football......Which is why I write music now xD

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  2. Interesting stuff man. keep up the good work

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  3. I am still not sure of what to choose, but you have some good opinions, thank you

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  4. cool post bro!
    check both my blogs are interesting! ;)
    suppin can u rtrn pls?

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  5. You should try league of legends. Instead of footballs we throw fireballs and lightning its much cooler.

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  6. So theere's money involved. I like it :)

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  7. I personnaly prefer play for money !

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  8. i've played once or twice, never did any good and I'd don't think I'd ever pay for it.

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  9. looks like fun!

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  10. Leagues can be very fun with the right people. I'd also recommend giving it a try.

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  11. i might try a pay league since i had a successful season last year (:

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  12. I just put money in on the free leagues, always a good time and sometimes a good buck!

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  13. Not sure if fantasy football is my thing... But I've followed you for a little bit now, so I'll give it a shot. Hope to hear from ya again soon.

    -JKane

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  14. I hate playing in free leagues. The other owners could care less and it defeats the purpose.

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  15. i say pay leage if u really in to footbal

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  16. $140! holy crap! well, I guess I can't complain. I spent 400$ on an xbox

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  17. Hey Jerhin! My autoprune on the forums deleted your post its been so long. Luckily, we follow each other religiously ;) Try stopping in sometime, we could use the quality blog, my friend

    -JKane, hand delivering the love

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  18. Ive never done anything related to fantasy football, but it looks like something i can get into.

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