A fantasy sport (also known as rotisserie, roto, or owner simulation) is a game where participants act as owners to build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by the real individual players or teams of a professional sport. Probably the most common variant converts statistical performance into points that are compiled and totaled according to a roster selected by a manager that makes up a fantasy team. These point systems are typically simple enough to be manually calculated by a “league commissioner.” More complex variants use computer modeling of actual games based on statistical input generated by professional sports. In fantasy sports there is the ability to trade, cut, and sign players, like a real sports owner.
- A regular Joe picks a team of professional athletes to be on his Fantasy Team (usually through a draft)
- Regular Joe gets points when his Pros do good in their games.
- Regular Joe’s points are played against another Joe’s points
- The team that accumulates the most points wins
Summary: It is good for a person’s fantasy team when:
- Quarterback throws a TD
- Basketball player scores 30 points
- Baseball player hits a home run