Fantasy Football – Rules and scoring on FanTeam

This post explains the Fantasy Football – Rules and scoring: Substitutes, Transfers and details about the scoring rules and point attribution.

Before going into all details make sure to read the Football DFS Strategy Guide

Style of play 

On FanTeam we have three types of formations in our football tournament.

Normal, 11 players plus substitutes (default one)

Formations to choose from: 5-4-1, 5-3-2, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 5-2-3

Six-A-Side, 6 players plus substitutes (default one)

Formations to choose from: 2-2-1, 2-1-2, 1-2-2

Five-A-Side, 5 players plus substitutes (default one) 

Formations to choose from: 2-1-1, 1-2-1, 1-1-2

The formations can all be created in different forms but you need at least one player in every position. In the season-long tournaments, the formats are pretty much the same except more substitutes are usually possible.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

How are Substitutes

If your first choice goalie doesn’t play in his match, he will be replaced with the goalkeeper substitute and if by any chance the backup keeper doesn’t play, no substitutions will be made.

For the outfield-players, they will be automatically substituted with the players on the bench if the form is still accurate. For example, if you choose to play a 4-3-3 formation, you will have 1 defender and 2 midfielders on the bench. For example, if your defenders don’t play and all of your benched players, the system will change just two of your defenders on the bench and the best-ranked midfielder.

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal at San Siro. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria


In the multiple-gameweek competitions on FanTeam (tournaments that overlap more than one gameweek), transfers will be allowed. The amount of free transfers may change, but in regular tournaments, you are allowed to make one transfer per gameweek. If you build a private tournament or challenge, then it is possible to pick your own number of free transfers.

Point System

FanTeam gets points for the football players throughout the game with live feeds from the stat provider “sportyman”, during and up until right after each match. The points are handed based on the player’s achievement on the pitch.

Sportyman will check all the stats right after the game before concluding the points. All the points during the games are decided during full-time. Matches that go to extra-time or penalties will only be added for Supercups or play-of-rounds of the World Cup and Champions League.

Find the actual Scoring Rules in the Support Center

Player plays at least 1 second

1 point

A player who plays at least 60 minutes

1 point

Midfielder or attacker plays the full match (started and not subbed)

1 point

Goalkeeper or defender keeps a clean sheet*

4 points

Goalkeeper makes 3 saves

1 point

Midfielder keeps a clean sheet*

1 point

Goalkeeper scores a goal

8 points

Defender scores a goal

6 points

Midfielder scores a goal

5 points

Attacker scores a goal

4 points

Assist or Fantasy Assist

3 points

Own goal

-2 points

Cause a penalty kick

-2 points

Cause a freekick that leads to a direct shot goal

-2 points

Penalty miss

-2 points

Keeper saves a penalty kick

5 points

Yellow Card

-1 point

Red card

-3 points

Players team wins the period he is on the pitch

1 point

Players team loses the period he is on the pitch

-1 point

Keeper or Defender Concede 2 goals

-1 point

Scores a goal in a penalty shootout

1 point

Penalty miss in a penalty shootout

-1 point

Goalkeeper saves in a penalty shootout

2 points

*CLEAN SHEET is only awarded after Extra time is completed if the player has played more than 60 minutes.

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