Most of you reading the RSP blog play fantasy football. If you’re like me your favorite part of fantasy leagues is the draft. There’s nothing more enjoyable than assembling a team, except perhaps the week you play a heated rival and get a chance to smack talk like you’re James Harrison and he’s Ray Rice.
I’ve been touting a fantasy football game for the past 7-10 days that is a free, simple, convenient, and fast way to play every day and it’s also challenging enough to keep you coming back for more – FantasyThrowdown.com. I think it’s a great innovation to playing fantasy football because its one-on-one match ups allow you to challenge anyone, anytime.
You can play 20 times in a week or you can play once a month – whatever fits your schedule. It’s so easy to learn that I’ve had very few people need to ask me a question about how to play because if you’ve been in a fantasy league, it’s truly an intuitive game to learn.
Here’s the basics (for more complete directions go here):
- Challenge a friend or another person on the site.
- You and your opponent determine the three games for that week that will comprise your player draft pool.
- Pick your games wisely as well as your draft order, because you each get to block a player from the draft pool during the draft. If there’s only two good QBs from those games you selected, you can set it up to force your opponent to settle for a scrub.
- Draft your team.
Drafts take 10 minutes if you and your opponent are both online. Or you can stretch out the draft throughout the course of the week or even do predraft settings. Play standard or IDP, PPR or non-PPR. And the site has live chat and connects to Twitter and Facebook.
For those of you wondering why I’ve been promoting FantasyThrowdown.com on the RSP blog it’s because I am a co-owner of this new website. This season we are Beta testing Throwdown and the response has been terrific since making it public.
Challenge me to a game either by registering and looking me up on the Leaderboard in the Lobby (matt) or use my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.