Season-long fantasy sports leagues are the traditional format where players commit to managing a team over the entire duration of a real-life sports season. This format involves an initial draft, where players select their team, followed by ongoing management, including trades, waiver wire pickups, and lineup adjustments, based on player performance, injuries, and byes.
A season-long league emphasizes long-term strategy, patience, and adaptability. Success requires not only a strong draft but also the ability to navigate the ups and downs of a sports season, such as player slumps, breakouts, and scheduling quirks. This format is particularly appealing to those who enjoy a deep, immersive experience in fantasy sports.