Which Type of Fantasy Football Owner Are You?

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Which Type of Fantasy Football Owner Are You?
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Are you an amped-up zealot, or more like one of those normal people receding into the background?

Like signs of the zodiac or a band of survivors during a zombie apocalypse, fantasy football reveals a whole host of hidden personality traits in the participants, from courage to cowardice and intelligence to ignorance. With fantasy football's popularity increasing each year, all that fantasizing costs employers billions of dollars as employees trawl the waiver wire for hidden value and bye-week plugins during work hours.

But all fantasy owners were not created equal.

According to a 2011 research paper in the Journal of Sport Management titled "For Love or Money: Developing and Validating a Motivational Scale for Fantasy Football Participation" by Brendan Dwyer and Yongjae Kim, four things serve as the chief motivators for fantasy owners: gambling, social interaction, competition and sheer entertainment.

Each of the four motivators appears twice across these eight archetypes of fantasy footballers, helping account for both the broad scope of fantasy sports and the panoply of personalities drawn to it. While this list does not take the form of an online personality quiz (such as "Which Saved by the Bell Character Are You?"), you will easily be able to identify not only the mold you are cut from, but that of every other player in your league.

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