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CBS Fantasy Football

CBS Sportsline is a controversial website among certain fantasy football elitists. If you go on a fantasy sports site like "The Huddle", you’ll see lots of fantasy players criticizing CBSSportsline as overpriced and lacking services.

Of course, the Huddle is closely connected to MyFantasyLeague, so that’s to be expected.

CBSSportsline has improved it service in the last few years. With its many celebrity endorsers and its weekly ads on the
NFL on CBS pregame show, Sportsline is one of the largest fantasy football websites on the internet. Here’s what you might hear from one of CBS Sportsline’s celebrity endorsers.

CBS Sportsline Fantasy Football

When you’re in the mood to play some fantasy football, you might want to consider the fantasy football services offered by CBS Sportsline. With both free and pay games available, they having something for everyone’s budget.

Free Fantasy Football vs. Pay Games

CBS Sportsline - CBS Sportsline Fantasy FootballFree games are more relaxed on CBS Sportsline, while pay games are for more experienced and competitive players. If you’re a fantasy football beginner, you might want to consider going with the free league, as it’s an excellent introduction to how things work. Here’s a breakdown of each type of league offered:

Free leagues will include 12 teams, with each league being divided up into three division. Each team will have 14 players, and the regular season will last for 14 weeks. Once the playoffs begin, the four best teams will advance.

Fantasy Football Commissioner

CBSSportsline Fantasy Football - CBS Fantasy FootballIn the Fantasy Football 2008 pay leagues, you set up a single team and compete against the other members of your league.

You have no control on scoring or rules, and CBS Sportsline runs everything. All you do each week is set a line-up and cross your fingers.

If you want more control, your league should purchase the premium Football Commissioner league for only $149.95. You can invite up to 12 of your friends to play, and you can customize every feature to your liking. No league prize is given to the champion, but you and your buddies are always free to make a friendly wager on the side.

For the price of the Fantasy Football Commissioner package, you get a private league website where players can make trades, check stats, set lineups and perform any other actions needed. Scoring and transactions can be customized, and fantasy drafts can be held online or offline.

On game day, you can keep up with your players’ performances with the live scoring feature. Each fantasy star’s stats are updated in real-time, and these numbers are reviewable throughout the NFL season. You can even access this feature with your favorite wireless device.

Joining a Fantasy Football League

When joining a league, you need to decide if you want to join a public or private league. Anybody can join a public league, while private leagues are limited to those who have the necessary password (usually friends and co-workers). To join either, all you have to do is enter some basic information (home address, email, etc.) into the CBS Sportsline database. It’s that easy!

And if you’ve ever won a CBS Sportsline league, you’ll also be eligible to compete in the exclusive Winner’s Leagues. There’s no better way to prove your fantasy football genius than by beating other former champions.

Fantasy Football Scoring

If you’re playing in a Fantasy Football Commissioner league, then the scoring can be customized to whatever you desire. Any other league, however, will use the following method of scoring:

CBS Sportsline Fantasy Sports

In addition to their fantasy football leagues, CBS Sportsline also offers a number of other fantasy alternatives. These include:

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