Learn More about Fantasy Football and How to Play It 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. The common reasons as to why gridiron football is different from the other forms of football is because of its systems of downs, the players are using hard plastic helmets and shoulder pads, its 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, and more specialize formations and positions. Some other codes used in gridiron football aside from Canadian football and American football, are backyard football, flag football, nine-man football, six-man football, eight-man football, indoor football, and touch football. The different professional leagues of gridiron football are the national football league or NFL which is used for the American football, the CFL or Canadian football league which is used for Canadian football, and the AFL or arena football league which is used for indoor football. 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 players of a fantasy football serves as the owner and the general manager of their fantasy football teams and their points may be based on the real-life performance of the players they selected on their team. The two basic types of fantasy football are the traditional fantasy football, which is composed of amateur and casual participants and such type may occur either in an entire season or for many seasons, if it is classified as a keeper league; and the daily fantasy football which is an accelerated type that is being organized by commercial firms or companies in the internet and may occur happen in a shorter duration of time, such as in a single day or in a week. 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. The next step after successfully joining a league, the participant should prepare themselves for their league draft and that includes the act of scouting players and building their fantasy football team. The next step after that involves the participants who will compete against another participant every week, and they may develop and improve their skills and their team to be able to enter the playoffs and hopefully, win the championship.