Sep 172014
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Fantasy Football Isn't Just For Guys

Okay, so I am the queen of a house full of boys and I don’t think normal women love football as much as I do. I’m not going to lie—I’m in love with it! I’m especially in love with fantasy football. Since the whole family is going to get involved I decided that I might as well too. Here are some of my best tips as a woman to survive like a man in the fantasy football world.

Take Chances!

If you’re going to do the whole “fantasy football” thing the make sure you take chances. You can’t sit back and play it safe, you have to give it everything you got. If you’re holding back, it’s time to give a little more. In my opinion, you have to play as well as the real football players out there on the field.

The Right Team

You can’t play fantasy football without putting together the right team. You’ve really got to sit down and think about this for a moment. Think about putting a team together that will give you the best advantage. Don’t pick a football player just because you feel bad for him, pick him for your team because you know he’ll do a great job.

Understand the Basics

Not everyone who starts out playing fantasy football understands the complete ins and outs of it. If you’re going to play, you should at least pretend to know something. Those of you who need a little leg up in the competition need to check out this article from ESPN.

Fantasy football isn’t for the faint of heart. You’ll need to get excited about your roster and the players you want to have on your team. Remember this is about fantasy football, so you want to have the most productive players on your team.

Are you a huge fantasy football fan? Tell me more about your team this year.

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  128 Responses to “Fantasy Football Isn’t Just For Guys”

  1. All the girls in my league picked their players on looks. That is why I am 2-0 so far Go Pats.

  2. I’ve always wanted to do Fantasy football, but felt a like a fish out of water when I looked at it! This is great!

  3. Lost me at football, because no matter how many times I have tried to understand it, I just don’t! 😉

  4. I have to admit, I don’t know much about football. I try, but I just can’t seem to get it.

    • I have learned a lot from asking my husband over the years. I think he wishes I would just stop talking during the games though.

  5. Nope, not a fan of football. I do, however, love watching the ads during Superbowl. Does that count?

  6. My Uncle is a huge fan and our team lose every time! thank you for the link on ESPN article. Will browse on it and hope to get ahead next fantasy football session

  7. I keep hearing about fantasy football, and I’m so clueless. I don’t know hardly anything about it. But man, my guy friends sure are passionate about it, more so than real football. lol.

  8. I have no idea what Fantasy Football even is. So I’m going to have to say no, I’m not a fan, but I have some blog friends that do it, and enjoy it a lot.

  9. I haven’t tried Fantasty Football. I have a lot of friends that are really into it though! They seem to have a lot of fun.

  10. Rick does play and I sadly have never gotten into Football.

  11. I enjoyed playing football when I was young (before a car accident ended sports for me), and I enjoy the Super Bowl, but fantasy football’s never interested me. Good info to know, though, if you’re into it!

  12. fantasy sports as a whole is not for everyone.. i gave it a shot once and one a little money but it was so hard to keep pace i had to give it up.

  13. I’ve always been intrigued by Fantasy Football but felt my football knowledge wasn’t great enough. I’ll have to check out the ESPN article.

  14. I love football too! I get into the pool at work and it’s so much fun.

  15. I have never played but I think it would be fun to try it out sometime! I love to be right and win things :-)!

  16. These sound like great tips. I say they sound like great tips, because I have no idea of how fantasy football works. I just watch the boys hit each other on the television.

  17. I’m not really into fantasy football. I love a good game now and then, but I don’t have the time or the hardcore football mentality to do fantasy football.

  18. I don’t do fantasy football, but if I ever get into it, I can use this article to help me. Thanks!

  19. Nope Im not a Fantasy Football fan. So many of my lady co-workers are. I just might get into it next year!

  20. I used to play Fantasy basketball and it’s addictive. I could just imagine how it feels when it’s football.

  21. Thanks for this, I am not a football fan but my hubby is so I’d like to get into it a bit more.

  22. Not a huge fantasy football fan but thank you for explaining! Now I get what all the fuss is about. Seems very strategic.

  23. I don’t understand fantasy football, nor do I really understand football. That doesn’t stop me from watching it from time to time, though. 😀

    HilLesha O’Nan

  24. I played one year and won our league. My husband plays every year and loves it. It’s definitely a great way to get involved in the season.


  25. I’ve never been real into fantasy football, but a lot of my girlfriends have been.

  26. I have never been a huge football fan. Then my oldest began marching band. Now I am at football games almost every Friday. I have come to really enjoy the game.

  27. That is absolutely right! Bring on the football!

  28. I’m not a Football fan but a Hockey one. My kids (including my daughter ) love football.

  29. I’m so not into Football my husband on the other hand is up all night keeping up with all the different games.

  30. Some of my friends have started a fantasy football league. They seem to have a lot of fun with it.

  31. I understand Fantasy Football. My husband is in a league. I wish I knew more girls in to it.

  32. So, being a girl I was intrigued by the blog post title. I have heard of Fantasy Football for forever and have some friends who play. As for real football, I’m just in it for the food. Bhhahaha!!! Go FOOD!!

  33. I have never played fantasy football but one of my friends is absolutely obsessed with it. She is really funny on game days!

  34. Honestly, I have no real clue what fantasy football even is? I do however know how to make accompanying game time snacks!

  35. Sounds like a fun thing for women to get into too. These are all really good tips.

  36. The girls in our friends group made their own league, too. But it’s just not for me. Now if they had college league, I might stand a chance.

  37. I have not played fantasy football before!! I honestly have never known anyone who has played it before. I might have to look into it! I have been loving watching the games!

  38. No I’m not really into sports. I know many woman that are though. =)

  39. And don’t forget to check for bye weeks for your players, even if you’re super dee-duper busy. Not that I learned that the hard way or anything. 😀

  40. I always thought it was a guy thing. Didn’t realize girls get in on this. Guess it is time I start learning a thing or two about it I know my 14 yr old daughter talks about it too and wants to find others that do it. Thanks for posting a link on learning more.

  41. It’s amazing how popular football is! Personally I’m not a big fan of sports unless it’s hockey.

  42. My husband has 26 teams going in fantasy leagues this year. I can live vicariously through him for now. lol 🙂

  43. I have tried and tried to learn. I still pick on cutest butt… It’s a win, right? 😉

  44. Take ALL my man cards now, because I don’t understand fantasy football, and I really don’t want to learn. I don’t have anything against it, I just don’t have the time or the understanding. My nephew is all about it.

  45. I know another blogger who has a fantasy football league. She and the other ladies seem to have a ball doing it every year.

  46. I don’t even know the rules and dynamics of football. But watching how the famous players play in a tight match makes us excited. Fantasy football must be something interesting as well.

  47. It is funny I just seen this post as we were just discussing having our own fantasy league in my mommy group. I myself have no idea really about Football but thought it was a fun excuse to get together and hang out while drafting. Thanks for sharing:)

  48. Fantasy football definitely isn’t just for guys! I don’t really care for sports so I’d rather not spend more time dwelling on them when a game isn’t even on, but I have several girlfriends who love FF. One of them made the guys in her league so mad when she named her team, “My New Purse” because she was treating herself to a new bag if she won the pot that season 🙂

  49. I have my own Fantasy Football team! In true social media fashion, I named my team Hashtag Winner! LOL!

  50. I have never played Fantasy Football but have always wanted to. Honestly it kind of intimidates me, lol.

  51. I’ve watched my husband pick his teams for his fantasy football league. It was kinda confusing because I really don’t know many players but it was fun to watch him.

  52. I think my Hubby would fall over if I got into fantasy football… Ha! This is some great info. Thanks so much

  53. I do love a good football game. However, I just never did understand the whole fantasy football thing. I do have some family members that are obsessed with it though!

  54. My husband loves football. Isaak said he loves it to. Travis took him to watch a game in a food pub type place. Isaak came home saying that he only likes to watch football at home.

    Around here everyone is odd and digs The Huskers. Their mascot is Herbie Husker. He looks like a hick.

  55. I don’t understand fantasy football. If several people can put together identical teams then i really don’t see the point of it. Then again, I’m not a football fan in the first place, lol.

  56. I’ll just leave the football thing to my guy. He loves it and I don’t want to ruin his thing. I’ll just cook for him and his friends and leave them alone for the day. LOL

  57. Sounds like way to much prep work for me but too each their own. We all have our game choices.

  58. Football, period, is definitely not just for guys! I love watching football!

  59. I enjoy watching football when my hubby is watching — but I am rather clueless about it. Especially given American is different from Canadian football. I’d be terrible at picking a team — because I doubt it’s rated on how handsome the quarterback is!! Ha. but I don’t mind when he kicks back and watches. I just hang out and chill. also, beer. 🙂

  60. I don’t do fantasy football, but my son does. He’s always talking about statistics and points. I have no idea what he’s saying! =D

  61. There is my first issue I don’t understand the basics of football I’m a hockey type of girl. Running for a ball for less then three seconds is rather annoying to watch in my opinion. I prefer Superbowl commercials but look at you hanging it tough with the guys and loving it and embracing it. I’m not normal I don’t think there is a normal type of girl but I do know more and more women are starting to like foot ball lately I wonder if there was a trend going on I was out of the loop for ?

  62. I do not know anything about football but I love hockey as we have a pro hockey team in my town. I do like tuning in for the Grey Cup or Super Bowl.

  63. I haven’t tried fantasy football. I like football but I don’t know if I have the time to create my own football team.

  64. I have a few friends that get into the fantasy league every year. I did it once. I figured it could be interesting since I know nothing about football. :-/

  65. I think team sports is an acquired taste. I’m so glad I got to read your post so I got the low down, now when someone starts talking about FF I can at least pretend to know what they mean 😉

  66. Although these are great pointers, I’m still not into fantasy football! However, my hubby and his brothers/friends LOVE ff season!

  67. I totally agree! I have plenty of girl friends that do well in these leagues!

  68. I have never played fantasy football, while everyone is busy picking out their teams I will steal the remote! LOL

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  69. I have never played but maybe I should give it a go sometime.To be honest I try to stay away from anything to do with sports unless it is a big occasion.

  70. I love to watch football. I really should try ff and see if I like it lOL

  71. I’ve hear a lot about fantasy football at work but I’m not interested in football so I don’t join. It does sound like a great way to learn about football if you don’t really know a lot.

  72. I’m not into football so much, although I do enjoy a good UT Vol game from time to time… I need to learn more about football, though. My hubby would like it if I did too. 🙂

  73. I don’t have any idea about football, but I am in a way enjoying watching some games..

  74. I really hate football. My husband has always been a die hard Dolphins fan, and he has tried to get me to watch, but I just don’t get it. I much prefer to watch basketball!

  75. Geez! I wish I was big on football. I don’t understand the game and don’t watch it at all. Oh dear!

  76. I like to wear my pats gear, make tasty food and watch my husband jump up and down in front of the tv. i don’t know about fantasy football for myself, maybe i’ll try it one day when i have “free time” LOL

  77. We are not a football family. We do love our hockey. Go Leafs!!!

  78. I have to agree with Ann. We are also a hockey family.. Go Sens Go!

  79. i won my league last year. even against a professional sports analyst

  80. I normally don’t get into the football stuff but this year I am. I’m Im even on a fantasy football thing LOL

  81. Glad I read this! I don’t know much about fantasy football, but I’ve always found it a bit interesting.

  82. Here in Texas, fantasy football is big amongst women. Maybe except for me. Not my thing at all

  83. I’m not playing this year, but I do love football! And I’ve done fantasy leagues in the past — mainly for baseball.

  84. Never really got into the whole fantasy football thing. Then again i don’t even understand real football.

  85. I played Fantasy Football a long time ago and came in second place. I think I am more knowledgeable now about teams and players than I was back then – it’s fun to do.

  86. I have great childhood memories of watching football with my brother. I agree with you, if you’re going to try something out, you’ve got to give it your all.

  87. Nice! I like the IDEA of fantasy football, but I’ve never drafted a team or anything.

  88. No, not a fan, but I love it when my husband plays! He tends to win big!

  89. Great article! I love football and am also in a housefull of guys.. but I haven’t played fantasy football, yet! You have inspired me! I was a bit intimidated… but now.. I gotta wait til next year, right? How does that work?

  90. I’m the worst with sports! I’ll have to do some research and get started!

  91. My best friend is a huge fantasy football fan, football fan in general. She even hosts home parties and makes friendly bets against her friends.

  92. Sounds really interesting! Although I’m not a huge sports fan, I’d be willing to try this out!

  93. I would love to have a Girl’s Fantasy Football League, but have no idea how to do it. Thanks for sharing this girl.

  94. I have girl friends that play this but I never did get into it. Thanks for sharing.

  95. No fantasy football here in Ecuador. Not even fantasy soccer. It’s totally new to me.

  96. I have never been apart of a fantasy league. I can see where it would be a blast. Any reason to get together is a good one.

  97. Well.. have fun! Personally, when it comes to football season, I’m only in it for the dip. 🙂

  98. I agree it is fun! I participate in one at work, and really like it!

  99. I wish I knew more about football so I could participate in a fantasy football league I think it would be amazing and so fun!

  100. I love hearing about this from a girl’s perspective! You only hear the guys talking about this usually.

  101. I don’t do fantasy football but I participate in a variety of other football related pools. Big Packer fan here. Go Pack!

  102. Thank you for this quick lesson in fantasy football, I have tried to understand it and get involved but I can never catch on. I feel more informed now Thanks!

  103. Amen sister! I’m not a fan of football too much, nor would I know a lot about football to be in a fantasy league, but I think this is a great post!

  104. I live in a houseful of boys too and I’m the only one who likes football! I love watching football on tv but am not a fan of fantasy football. It seems complicated for some reason lol

  105. I LOVE fantasy football and I wish I was playing this year, but alas we’re too busy. 🙁

  106. These are great tips I totally don’t understand football like at all. Which is crazy because I live in a state that almost totally shuts down when the college plays.

  107. Hubby actually plays this and I just can’t understand what the thrill was. Guess it really isn’t.

  108. I actually had fun watching footballs – I never really thought its all just about guys cuz I know it isn’t lol!

  109. I’m not a football fan, but my brother is really into the whole fantasy football thing! He has like meetings and stuff to pick teams, trade people and other things that sound fun.

  110. I just learned about fantasy football this year really. It sound like a lot of fun. Not sure I would be that good at it. Good luck with your team!!!

  111. I can never understand how football playing works. But sometimes I see myself watching a game.. 🙂

  112. I have never played. It sounds like fun!

  113. I have to admit I know nothing about American Football – people seem to have such fun with fantasy leagues though. x

  114. Gord’s in a couple football fantasy leagues. Whenever he gets into them, I ask him if the winnings will make me a housewife. No? Okay, then I don’t care 🙂

  115. We are one of those crazy families who could care less about football. I love seeing how it could be fun for women too!

  116. I am afraid I don’t know much about fantasy football. I am more of a soccer fan myself.

  117. It’s pretty interesting haha I just love watching live games of only my team 🙂

  118. I’m not a big football fan, but I can see where it would be fun to do the picks.

  119. I wish I understood football better to play fantasy football. My husband used to be in a league but hasn’t done it in a few years.

  120. Lots of women I know understand and join in playing fantasy football. I’m just not one. LOL

  121. My niece loves fantasy football…. who says it is just for guys??

  122. I’m far from being interested in football, but I do love the food at the fantasy football get togethers. Although, i would love to win a bracket myself, those can be some big jackpots!

  123. My husband was trying to explain what a fantasy football league was to me and I don’t get it. I’m the farthest thing from a football fan though. I don’t even understand what’s happening when it’s on in my house. I’m glad you enjoy it. It must be a great way to bond when all of the men (big and little) in your house.

  124. I don’t get into I much, but I know several gals that go all out with it.