With the NFL season starting tomorrow, fantasy football is of course on everyone's mind. I'd imagine most everybody has had their drafts, or will at least by the end of tonight. However, the drawback to fantasy football is a poor draft can more or less sink your season. You can score with a few waiver wire pickups, but if you have poor waiver priority or just bad timing, your season could be shot.
Fortunately, SB Nation has a fun alternative to regular fantasy football. We've got SB Nation Pick 6 Football. The network has designed a fantasy game that allows you to play the matchups and compete against a large group of people across your real life, your favorite blog and the SB Nation network.
There is no draft - instead, you are given a salary cap of $120 and have to fill out a lineup of six players each week: Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Kicker, and a Wild Card slot that is comprised of all positions other than QB.
It's a fairly simple, fun game that only requires a few minutes of time each week. Once you decide on your team, you can select from a drop-down to show up on the Niners Nation leaderboard. They've come up with various badges and whatnot to win for accomplishing various things within the game. Additionally, you can connect Pick 6 to Facebook will make it easy to showcase your lineup and awards to your friends.
If you haven't already tried Pick 6 Baseball, definitely check out the football version. It's a simply game, but it can be surprisingly addictive. It takes about 30 seconds to fill out your team, but you can use a variety of strategy in player selection.