Bryce Boese – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- America’s most popular sport is gearing up for its new season. The 2017-18 National Football League (NFL) season starts in September, along with the heavily promoted pasttime that has made a huge impact in viewers across America, fantasy football.
Fantasy football has created a market of its own, with companies like Draft Kings, ESPN, and Yahoo having popular fantasy sports software. Fantasy football generates $40-70 million annually.
Many LRHS students find themselves playing in leagues inside and outside of school.
Senior Nick Napier has played fantasy football for years. “It is a fun lifestyle, it keeps me committed to the game and keeps me up to date on all the latest football jazz. I have played in leagues for fun since I first had a laptop. Have I never not won a championship in a league is the real question, this year will be a continuation of my dominance,” said Napier.
All grade levels have interest in the game, however junior Johnathan Reid plays in competitive leagues. “I expect to win,” he said, “I believe fantasy football makes football more fun to follow because you get to keep track of stats and other things the regular football fan usually does not pay attention to.”