Fantasy suicide football
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Fantasy Suicide Football is a variation of two popular fantasy sports games, Fantasy Football and suicide pools (also known as Survivor fantasy leagues). Fantasy suicide football combines the player recognition and statistical analysis of traditional fantasy football leagues with the "use 'em and lose 'em" aspect of suicide pools. Instead of drafting a team at the beginning of each season, participants (or "owners") pick a limited number of players each week. Those players become their team for the week. Based on the real life performance of the NFL players, each owner's team accumulates points for certain categories (i.e. passing yards, rushing yards, touchdowns). Each player may only be used once during the same season.
Each week of the NFL season, an owner chooses 1 quarterback, 1 running back and 1 wide receiver for their team. This is the base version of the game; however, some leagues add additional players to the selection process (i.e. 2 running backs, 1 kicker, etc). Points are accumulated each week summing to the owners cumulative season score. The owner with the highest score at the end of the year is declared the league champion.
Fantasy suicide football differs from traditional fantasy football in several ways. First, each owner does not draft a single team to use for the whole season. Instead, they chose different players to make up their team each week. Also, in fantasy suicide football, owners in the same league can have the same player on their team in a given week. In traditional fantasy leagues, a player is property of only one team at any given point during the season. Finally, the suicide aspect allows for each owner to only start a player once during the season; where as traditional leagues allow the same player to be started every week of the season if the owner saw fit.
Fantasy suicide football is relatively new to the internet. The first suicide format Playoff game on the internet was launched in 2007 by FFL Extra, who has recently re-branded as PlayoffBlitz.com. In 2008, the Sporting News held its own version called Pick 3. CBS Sports also had its own variation which was a sponsored game by Sprint.
Fantasy Suicide Football Leagues
- Fantasy Suicide
- Lithium Sports
- Suicide Fantasy Foobtall
- 3 and Out!
- Sporting News
- CBS Sports