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 distinguished from the other forms of football in various reasons, such as 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, the systems of downs, and the players are using shoulder pads and hard plastic helmets. 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 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. Fantasy football is a game designed for the people who wants to fully enjoy gridiron football and that is basically played with the use of their skills. 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 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 steps in playing fantasy football begins by joining a league, which can either be a public league, where anyone who are interested can sign up for a spot in the competition or a private league, where the participant needs to have an invitation to play. After the participants have finished joining a league, they should prepare for the league draft and that basically involves the act of building their own fantasy football team by scouting their own players. 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.