11 months ago
Each website that offers Daily Fantasy Football in Europe has a different approach to point calculation. FanTeam is no different and offers a scoring system that is quite unique. Learning how the scoring works and how to use it to your advantage is crucial to being successful and turning a profit on FanTeam.
Now we will break down football scoring into a few categories, explain what sets FanTeam apart, and share some tips on squad selection.
|GK||Goalkeeper keeps a clean sheet||4|
|GK||Goalkeeper makes a save||0,5|
|GK||Goalkeeper saves a penalty kick||5|
|GK||Goalkeeper scores a goal||8|
|GK||Every 2 goals conceded||-1|
|DF||Defender scores a goal||6|
|DF||Defender keeps a clean sheet||4|
|DF||Every 2 goals conceded||-1|
|MF||Midfielder scores a goal||5|
|MF||Midfielder keeps a clean sheet||1|
|MF||Midfielder plays a full match||1|
|FW||Forward scores a goal||4|
|FW||Forward plays a full match||1|
|ANY||Plays at least 1 second||1|
|ANY||Plays at least 60 minutes||1|
|ANY||Player's team wins the period he is on the pitch||1|
|ANY||Player's team loses the period he is on the pitch||-1|
|ANY||Causes a free-kick that leads to a direct freekick goal||-2|
|ANY||Causes a penalty shot||-2|
|CPT||Captain's points are doubled||x2|
Naturally, points are awarded for goals and assists on FanTeam, but there is a lot more than meets the eye here. Not every position is equal when it comes to scoring goals.
TIP: Select players classified as midfielders, but who play out of position (OOP) as forwards either on a permanent or a situational basis (Salah, Mane, Richarlison, Sterling, etc.).
Midfielders get 1 more point for a goal scored than a forward. Technically, when selecting these OOP midfielders, you are selecting a forward who earns you one extra point per goal. Not too shabby, as 1 point may sometimes make a world of difference.
Assists are worth 3 points for players of all positions.
The so-called Fantasy Assists are worth 3 points as well. They are given in several cases, when:
TIP: Players that are fouled often, next to or inside the opponent’s 11-yard box, (Vardy, Sterling, Zaha etc.) may offer extra value because of their fantasy assist potential.
TIP: Maximize the number of players who play the whole match. 1 point may make a huge difference and a couple of guys sent for an early shower may prove to be crucial to your team’s success.
Look for key players (Kane, DeBruyne or less known personnel from smaller teams, such as Jimenez, Zaha, Maddison, Deeney, etc.) who are rarely subbed. Clicking a player’s icon on any daily fantasy website will most certainly display his stats — goals scored, minutes played, etc.
That’s an interesting concept that can make or break your team. How is it calculated? The result of the match in between the period when your player goes on the pitch and ending when he leaves the pitch decides if he has 'won', 'lost' or 'drawn'.
For example, Southampton, having scored 2 goals before half-time, are winning 2:1 at Watford in the 63rd minute. Stephen Davis is subbed off getting +1 point for impact as his team was Winning at the time of his replacement. Watford equalize in the 88th minute, so Dusan Tadic replaced in the 89th minute gets 0 points as his team was Drawing when he left the pitch.
Watford’s Troy Deeney, who came on in the 46th minute, gets +1 impact point because the score during his time on the pitch was 2:0 for Watford (Southampton scored 0 goals between the 46th and the 90th minute and Watford scored 2 goals).
TIP: Check bookmakers odds before a gameweek to know which teams have the highest chance of winning. Maximize the number of players from those teams in your lineup.
We post handy sortable charts with odds and advanced data in our Throw-in section to help you get ready for each game week here.
Defenders and Goalkeepers get 4 points for a clean sheet. Pretty straightforward. But it’s important to remember that players receive points having played more than 60 minutes in the match.
Midfielders get 1 point for a clean sheet as well (60-minute rule applies to them also).
TIP: Try to maximize your team's scoring output when possible, selecting midfielders both with good offensive potential and a chance for a clean sheet.
Unfortunately, it’s not all roses and your players might earn negative points as well. Let’s see when that happens.
TIP: Try to avoid players who foul a lot and have a habit of beign booked often.
At the end of 2019, FanTeam implemented the stacking penalty rule to nerf defensive stacks. If you pick more than one defensive player (including a goalkeeper) from the same club, you will get a minus 1 point for each additional defensive player from the same club. If you field two defenders from the same team, for example, one of them will get -1 point. The stacking penalty has a maximum of minus 3 points.
It’s all about clean sheets and saves.
But every 2 goals conceded will cost your goalie -1 point. It goes without saying that in order to cash in you need to pick a goalie who will win you the game and get a clean sheet in the process.
Premium goalies are somewhat pricey most of the time, so looking for a cheap goalie who might earn a few points making saves is a legit strategy. In fact, cheaper goalies offer more value as things stand now because every save is worth 0,5 points. Going for an ultra-cheap option (3-5 million) playing away in a tough match-up might enable you to spend elsewhere, while getting a decent point\million ratio. Read more about finding value on FanTeam.
TIP: Look for goalies playing at home with a high chance of getting a clean sheet. Alternatively, you may opt for a cheap goalie who might rack up points making saves to spend leftover funds elsewhere.
Your captain scores double points and it is one of the most important choices you have to make when creating your fantasy lineup. We will talk more about strategies for choosing your captain and other tips on squad selection in future articles.
We hope you have a better understanding of how football scoring on FanTeam works. If you have any questions — let us know in the comments section below and good luck to all your fantasy lineups!
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Alexey, also known as KJIIOIIIKA, has been playing daily fantasy football since 2015 on various European sites. Scratches his fantasy itch mostly on FanTeam, where he has a net profit of €6000+ with more than 2000 tournaments played and a 40% ROI. FanTeam's 2018 World Championship of Fantasy Football finalist. As Head of Content at DraftGym, his mission is to help our young European fantasy community grow. A proud father of two, plays ice-hockey at the regional level, loves board games.