Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is officially open for 2016 season – Yahoo Sports (blog)

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While your favorite football team hopes to find the next generation of stars this week during the NFL draft, you can do the same. It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming year, so we’ve officially opened the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football 2016 season ahead of the draft.

[Yahoo Fantasy Football is open for the 2016 season. Sign up now]

And just like in past fantasy football, basketball and hockey seasons, we’ll be crowning a Champion of Champions during the 2016 football postseason. Each winner in season-long fantasy (in leagues of eight teams or more) will be invited to compete in a daily fantasy contest to crown the best overall fantasy football player.

But that’s just the start. Champion of Champions is expanding this season. As long as you don’t finish last in your league, you’ll have a chance to be invited to a variety of postseason contests we’ll be hosting. So even if you miss the playoffs in your league, there will be something to play for aside from pride so keep fighting. *Prizes and official rules to be announced when the contests open.

Other new elements include easier league renewal, weather data for every player for every game, trade market and so much more.

With the start of Fantasy Football season officially here, we’re also taking the experience to a whole new level. We will be rolling out fantasy experts Andy Behrens, Brad Evans and Liz Loza live from Mike Ditka’s restaurant in Chicago to cover the NFL draft from a perspective only Yahoo can provide.

[Expert preseason Fantasy Football rankings]

Streaming on Facebook Live, our team of experts will host two live pre-draft shows on Thursday and Friday before the picks start rolling in. Then, throughout the first three rounds, we’ll cut in live for expert instant reactions to the picks, trades and what the fantasy implications will be for players heading into next season.

You can also hang out with Andy, Brad and Liz in-person at Ditka’s to answer pressing fantasy questions. If you can’t make it to Chicago, don’t worry, we’ll also be taking questions on Facebook.

  • When: Live pre-draft shows on Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m. ET and Friday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. ET. Continued live coverage as picks and trades are made in rounds 1-3.  
  • Where: The Yahoo Fantasy and Yahoo Sports Facebook pages, and in-person from Ditka’s in Chicago

So don’t forget to sign up now for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football, round up your buddies for a draft party and watch all the expert analysis on the picks that matter.