Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to own your own professional sports team? If so, ESPN Fantasy Sports are perfect for you. And, to make things easier, all fantasy games are fundamentally the same - real athletes and their real-life performances are used to generate points for fantasy teams in fantasy leagues.
For example, in a traditional fantasy league, there is a set number of "team owners." There is a set of rules that determine everything from team roster size, to scoring method, to schedule. You and your fellow team owners hold a draft, i.e. fill your fantasy roster with real-life players.
Then throughout the season, you will set your line-up based on how well you think "your" players will perform. The statistics your players generate in their real games are collected, and fantasy points are awarded based on these numbers. The better your players perform, the more fantasy points they accrue for your fantasy team.
Ultimately, these points determine a winner in seasonal leagues. The team that accumulates the most points (or points based wins) over the course of the season - or prevails in the postseason- is declared the league winner. With the league championship comes the glory to boast about it until the next season rolls around, at which point the other teams can smell sweet revenge.