Fans of Fantasy Football will no doubt already have signed up for another season to fantasypremierleague.com and there’s a fair chance they’ll also have entered a team with The Telegraph and Sky Sports as well.
But we feel it’s our duty to make fantasy football fanatics aware of a few other games based on the Premier League they may want to consider…
We’re not just saying this because it’s run by a team of football mad mates from Northern Ireland, but this is up there with the best fantasy football games on the go right now.
It utilises the draft system where a player can only be owned by one manager so that everyone in the league will have a completely different team. It’s free to play so once you’ve cleared the first hurdle of finding eight or more people to join your league then it’s just a matter of designating a draft time and let the banter commence.
In terms of point scoring it takes into account such intricacies as pass accuracy and tackles won and you’ll lose points if your player gets caught offside or makes a mistake that leads to a goal.
One of the simpliest fantasy football games on the market – it’s a bit like a Tinder version of a trip to the bookies. Once you’ve downloaded the app you swipe to predict the results of upcoming matches in various leagues, competing against your mates to see who is the biggest footy geek.
Puntr is an initiative from Dutch company Bazooka Media.
The US game which started out as way to create basketball, American football and baseball dream teams has just branched out to incorporate the Premier League.
The difference with Bantasy and other US-based fantasy sports games is they’ve adopted a virtual currency model so that you’re not gambling with real money. People losing huge amounts of money on fantasy gambling has proven to be a bit of a problem in America.