In the old days, experts leagues were easy. I mean there weren’t very many so-called fantasy experts and all of them knew each other so they’d always help each other out by being in their company’s expert league. I remember my first ever expert’s league was shortly after we founded PROTRADE at an FSTA show.
I had played fantasy for 14 some odd years at that point but believe it or not had never done a draft – always having played in auction leagues (don’t get me started about how much better those are). Anyways, to make a long story short, my draft was far from pretty. We’ll call it the Mike Anderson fiasco and that league was against the likes of a pre-ESPN Matt Berry, a pre-ESPN Nate Ravitz, Yahoo’s Brandon Funston, etc, etc, etc.
Anyways, regardless of the result, the experience of getting to compete in a league with these so-called experts was a blast and something that not many people get to do. Over the years many of them have become my friends and I enjoy being in fantasy leagues with them. The reality of it though is that as much as these self-proclaimed experts know there are plenty of you guys out there that know as much and probably win as much in fantasy football as these guys do.
One of our goals at Citizen Sports has always been to make the fantasy experience all about the fan so again this year we are opening up the opportunity for one fan to compete against the experts. I’ve lined up a killer field this year again… from the guys you see on TV, Berry and Ravitz to the guys you hear on the radio John Hanson and Chris Liss, to the guys you read online like Brandon Funston, Andy Behrens and Jeff Erickson. We even have the reigning FSTA Fantasy Football Writer of the year Jay Clemons from SI.com.
All you have to do to be eligible is create at least two leagues on our fantasy app with at least 10 people in each league. We’ll draw a random fan from all of those that qualify and invite you in to the draft.
Until then happy drafting.