Learn More about the Basic Ways of Playing Fantasy Football Gridiron football is one of the most popular forms of football that is usually played in the countries of the United States of America and Canada. Gridiron football is different from other forms of football for the players are using shoulder pads and hard plastic helmets, and it also involves a line of scrimmage, free substitution, platooning of different players for defense and offense, measurements in yards, the use of a distinctive brown leather ball in the shape of a prolate spheroid with pointed ends, the ability of the players to score points by the way of safety while they are not in possession of the ball, the forward pass, more specialist formations and positions, and the systems of downs. Aside from American football and Canadian football, the other codes used by the people in gridiron football are touch football, backyard football, flag football, nine-man football, six-man football, eight-man football, and indoor football. The professional leagues in the American football is the NFL or national football league, in the Canadian football is the Canadian football league or CFL, while in the indoor football is the arena football league or AFL. Since gridiron football is very popular, a certain game was made for the said sport and that is what they called as fantasy football and is designed for the people who wants to fully enjoy the said sport with the use of their skill. The participants of fantasy football acts as the owner and the general manager of a fantasy professional gridiron football teams and the points they may acquire may depend on the actual performance of a real-life players in gridiron football. The two primary types of fantasy football are the daily fantasy football, which is being managed and organized by large commercial firms in the internet and it is more of an accelerated version that occurs in a week or a single day; and the traditional fantasy football, which is composed of participants that are still amateur and may occur for an entire season or if such competition is classified as a keeper league, it may occur for many seasons. The first thing to do in playing fantasy football typically start with a participant joining a league, which can be classified as a public league, in which the participant has the ability to sign up for a spot in the competition; and a private league, in which the participants should obtain an invitation from the organizers to be part of the competition. After joining a league, the participant needs to prepare themselves for their league draft and that is by scouting players and creating their own fantasy football team. Lastly, the team of a participant will compete with another team in a week-by-week basis, and they should improve their team to become the champion.