What is Reality Sports Online?

RSOReality Sports Online (“RSO”) is engaged in the development and dissemination of reality-based fantasy sports products. RSO aims to provide fantasy users with a realistic and engaging online general manager experience by simulating the front office operations of a professional sports franchise through its sophisticated platform. RSO’s leadership is comprised of former NFL team personnel with experience in football operations, football administration, and legal administration. RSO was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (“FSTA”) and was a finalist for the Most Innovative Product award. In 2013, RSO’s GM of the Year Contest was a finalist for the FSTA Most Innovative Contest Award.

About the RSO Fantasy Football Platform

reality fantasy footballReality Sports Online launched its first product, a Fantasy Football Front Office League Manager/Commissioner Platform (the “Football Platform”), in July 2012. The Football Platform allows real participants to build and manage their fantasy teams like an NFL general manager and compete against one another during the NFL season.

The Football Platform’s most innovative feature is its Free Agency Auction Room, in which up to 32 fantasy owners compete against each other to sign NFL players to single and/or multi-year contracts. The Free Agency Auction Room simulates NFL Free Agency over the course of 3-4 hours, instead of 3-4 months.

Additional features of our Football Platform include a Rookie Draft (with slotted contracts), the NFL salary cap, guaranteed money, salary cap acceleration, in-season signings, injured reserve, a franchise tag, a full range of customizable settings and scoring categories, and much more.

The RSO Mission

Our company’s mission is to pioneer, and become synonymous with, a new category of fantasy sports by developing realistic front office platforms across multiple professional sports, which provide customers with an unparalleled user experience.

The RSO Team

In early 2012, Reality Sports Online’s President/CEO, Matt Papson, and COO/GC, Stephen Wendell, worked together for an NFL team. The duo set out with a vision to build a better fantasy football platform, based on the idea that fantasy sports, at its core, is about creating and simulating the experience of a professional sports general manager and front office. The company enlisted the help of Big Game Software to turn “Fantasy into Reality” through the use of innovative technology.

In late 2014, RSO welcomed CTO, Kyle English, to its team to serve as its lead software engineer. Besides being a killer programmer, Kyle has been an active fantasy user for a long time.

In addition to its core team, RSO also enlists several other personnel with NFL and/or fantasy football experience to provide content for the site.

Partners & Affiliates

USA Today Sports
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USA Today Sports (“USAT”) is one of the preeminent sports media companies in the country. USAT is and has been our advertising partner since 2015. Starting with 2017, USAT will be one of our player news providers.


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Dynasty League Football (“DLF”) is the industry leading source for dynasty, keeper, devy dynasty and IDP fantasy football information, strategy and conversation. DLF believes a dynasty league is the most challenging and rewarding fantasy football format, and the goal of the DLF team is to give fantasy users the tools and knowledge they need to dominate their leagues. If you would like to connect with some of the brightest fantasy football minds around, visit their forum and become a part of one of the best fantasy football community on the web.

Pro Football Focus
PFF_Fantasy-400x300Pro Football Focus provides our player projections. The goal of Pro Football Focus (“PFF”) is to provide the most in-depth, accurate and thought-provoking information on professional football player performance available on the web. Each week the PFF team spends hours analyzing games to provide users with information they simply can’t get anywhere else. Whether it’s “need to know” or “nice to know”, PFF tries to measure it.

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