How would your FPL team have performed on FanTeam, where you compete against roughly 3,000 managers each week?
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Here are some tips to make the transition easier. As the scoring rules are almost the same as in FPL, you should have no problems finding your way through it.
What you should forget, be aware of or copy when moving from FPL to FanTeam Weekly Monster.
Copy: Goals, assists and clean sheets
This is very simple. These are three most important things where you get points in FPL and the situation is same in FanTeam.
There’s only one difference, which is that in FanTeam you get eight points when your goalkeeper scores, while in FPL you get just six.
Forget: Correlation is bad
In Daily Fantasy you’re playing only one Gameweek. Correlation is your friend, not your enemy.
One of the main differences between FPL and Daily Fantasy is that in the latter you’re optimising your team only for one round, whereas in FPL you are always looking a few weeks into the future. That certainly makes Daily Fantasy much easier.
In FanTeam’s Weekly Monster there are usually only eight or nine games per tournament, while FPL season consists of 380 games in total.
That’s fewer games to forecast and you are able to base your predictions on information that is up to date and relevant. If you expect one team to score many goals and to keep clean sheet, don’t be afraid to get two or even three players from that team.
If you’re trying to win the tournaments, you should take bold risks and trust your forecasts. If you even out the risk too much, your team ends up in the middle of the table.
Be aware of: Playing 90mins matter
We are all used to the frustration in FPL when one of our players gets subbed off at 59th minute. One minute more would’ve meant one more point.
This applies also in FanTeam, but now you should also get used to the frustration, when your player gets subbed off at 90+3.
FanTeam awards players one point per start, one point per 60 minutes and one point per full game for midfielders and forwards.
This might not sound that important but believe us, this often makes a difference.
If you’re trying to choose between two players, choose always the one that’s more likely to play a full 90 minutes. This is one of the easiest ways to get extra points.
Be aware of: Winning players are the key
FanTeam awards one point to players if their team wins their match while anyone on the field when their side loses is deducted one point.
Let’s say two equally good players play against each other and you’re expecting both of them to get on the score sheet, but you think that the home team is slightly more likely to win the game then you should always choose the one most likely to emerge victorious.
Forget: Bonus points
There are no bonus points in FanTeam which could change how you pick your team.
There may be certain players who specialise in bonus that don’t fare as well in FanTeam.
It might even be a good tactic to avoid this sort of options if you think they offer less value without bonus on top.
Be aware of: You might be playing against true professionals
There are of course lot of professional players in FPL playing with money against each other, but more often than not, it’s just the game of fun between few good friends.
When we move to FanTeam’s Weekly Monster, where high roller games have a buy-in of €200 each week, the situation changes.
Nobody is willing to lose money that easily.
This means every manager is going to use much more time on their teams. There are true professionals who are basically using most of their time just to forecast different scenarios.
They calculate the probabilities and point expectations for different players before they construct few different teams that they see most likely to bring some money for them.
Copy: Have fun
Playing fantasy games, whether it’s FPL or FanTeam, you should only do it because you enjoy it.
This is especially important in FanTeam as there’s more often money involved in the game. Play only with money that you can afford to lose.
Football is a beautiful game and FanTeam Weekly Monsters are nice way to enjoy the game as long as you truly enjoy it.
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