How Fantasy Football Works

By: Matt Hunt
Fantasy football requires virtual scouting, coaching and managing skills. See more football pictures.

For many pigskin-loving Americans, the ability to control a professional football team is the ultimate dream. Fantasy football allows this dream to become a (virtual) reality. Players can compose a team of athletes to compete against both friends and strangers!

To succeed in fantasy football, you need the business sav­vy of a general manager, the knowledge of a pro scout, and the strategy of a head coach. In this article, we'll find out how fantasy football got its start, learn the fundamentals of the game and discover where you can play different types of fantasy football.