Harry Kane or Erling Haaland? Marcus Rashford or Mo Salah? Save it or use the triple captain chip. This weekend many people across the world are going to make these kinds of decisions, expecting the right call is going to take them a step closer to the glory of fantasy football. Fantasy football, whether it is glorifying or not, is an enjoyable hobby. It has been shown in recent studies that this is the case.
For the uninitiated fantasy football is a game where you choose real-world players for the virtual team based on their real-world performances dictating the score of the team. There are many versions but the basic premise is the points given out when you do good things and cut down when you do bad things. The virtual team that has the maximum number of points is going to win at the end of the season. (more…)