There are various types of fantasy sports available to play, each with its own set of rules and formats.
Here are some of the main types of fantasy sports:
Fantasy sports leagues based on professional sports leagues, such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the National Basketball Association (NBA), are among the most popular types of fantasy sports. In these leagues, players create teams made up of real players from the respective sport, and compete against each other based on the statistical performance of those players in actual games.
Professional sports leagues
Season-long vs. daily fantasy sports
Fantasy sports can be played over the course of a season or a single day. Season-long fantasy sports leagues last for the duration of a sports season, and players compete against each other based on the cumulative performance of their teams over the course of the season. In contrast, daily fantasy sports (DFS) leagues last for just one day or one week, and players compete against each other based on the performance of their teams in that single day or week
Fantasy sports leagues can also be based on other sports, such as soccer and golf. These leagues function in a similar way to fantasy sports leagues based on professional sports leagues, with players creating teams made up of real players from the respective sport and competing against each other based on their statistical performance.