Does Your Age Matter in Fantasy Football?
What if I told you that your age is huge contributing factor in winning your Fantasy Football League?
Players under the age of 25 hold a distinct advantage over their older counterparts. This mainly has to do with time management and the availability of time. For the most part younger fantasy owners have far less structure in regards to lifestyle. The youth are less likely to be employed and have far much more leisure time. Outside of basic chores such as taking out the trash and mowing the lawn they can dedicate their time to anything they so choose. With no children to supervise, feed or entertain, that’s more time to consume more live sports and more written media.
Sure I have purposefully omitted education requirements, one could argue that the time spent in school is equally hampering to the typical 8-hour work day. However, it’s difficult for the Bank Teller, Construction Supervisor or Landscaper to have meaningful amounts of free time to consume the same amounts of data that the un-obliged youth are privy to. The educational setting provides space for open discussions with a large pool of sports minded individuals. Meanwhile, the typical office environment will provide a handful or less of sports enthusiasts to interact with.
While the youth are provided with excess leisure time, the majority of their friends also are provided this luxury. In comparison to the workplace setting where your water cooler chats will be with people who suffer the same time constraints. While the adults can have any weekend slip away with family birthday parties, it’s not uncommon for the youths to spend their weekend toggling between Rotoworld and PornHub.
The youth have a distinct advantage, they can and should capitalize on it especially is there is an age disparity in the league. At the ripe age of 19 I won my first league, it was hosted by a website I’ll leave nameless and filled with mostly men age 30 and over. The combination of my time advantage and a bit of luck proved to make all the difference.
Thanks for reading!