How to Get Started in Fantasy Sports

Perhaps best known for his work with Playboy and Vivid during the late ’90s and early 2000’s, Bill Asher has succeeded across multiple industries. More recently, Bill Asher ventured into fantasy sports.

Fantasy sports allow participants to assemble an imaginary team of players from a sports league and compete against other drafters to compare the statistical success of the various rosters. Now more than ever, it’s easy to get started with fantasy sports.

First, pick your sports league. According to IBISWorld, the NFL holds about 36% of the fantasy sports market. However, strong fantasy leagues exist for the MLB, NBA, car racing, and even esports!

If you have friends who also enjoy fantasy sports, you may prefer to organize a private league with them where you don’t have to play for cash and the winner gets bragging rights. However, if you’re looking for a financial incentive, there are many places online to test your drafting skills against others for cash prizes. Fanduel and DraftKings are two major players in this area.

Before you go into the draft, make sure you know how points will be awarded and have resources to hand to help you make smart decisions and get your hands on the best players. Many websites feature expert opinions from people who have spent decades watching the sport you choose, and fantasypros.com has a page that compiles the consensus of the experts to let you see at a glance who should be your top priority.

Keep in mind the risk of injury and try to have a backup plan if you draft an injury-prone player, just in case. Above all, remember to have fun and enjoy the learning experience

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