Fantasy Football Tips: Your Fantasy Team vs Your Favorite Team Which team takes precedent for you? Your fantasy team or your favorite team? Do you bench your players if they’re going up against your favorite team so you don’t have to root for your favorite team’s opponent? Also, do you load up on your favorite team’s players or avoid those who play for a rival? These are issues millions of fantasy owners and football fans struggle with each season. Do you not draft players from your favorite team’s archrival? You need to be able to separate fantasy football and real life.