Set up and customise your own Fantasy draft leagues for free with Fantrax

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Fantasy Football Scout are delighted to join forces with Fantrax for the 2021/22 season.

Fantrax is a free, draft-style Fantasy platform that offers managers the chance to set up their own mini-leagues with friends, family and work colleagues and completely customise their own league rules and scoring system.

Picture the scene: no tedious ‘template’ teams, no captaincy pot-luck misery, points for the long-overlooked defensive midfielders and not a single mention of effective ownership in sight.

Oh, and only one person can roster each of the premium assets such as Bruno Fernandes, Harry Kane and Sadio Mane. Fantasy nirvana.

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What is ‘Draft’?

You may have played the Fantasy Premier League Draft before or perhaps Original Fantasy League – or neither.

Together with Fantrax, they’re all from the same family and start with the same premise.

At the beginning of the season, each of the managers in your mini-league will draft their 16-man squad from the pool of available players.

Where draft differs from regular FPL is that no two people in the same league can roster the same asset – so there will only be one manager with Mohamed Salah in their squad, one with Kevin De Bruyne, one with Jack Grealish. And so on.

The Draft Process

Above: The Scout team doing their draft preparation in pre-social distancing times

For anyone who hasn’t taken part in a draft before, it is a hugely entertaining and fiercely competitive event.

All the managers in a mini-league (FanTrax suggests 10-12 for optimum enjoyment) gather virtually to assemble their squads, with the draft taking place in a ‘snake’ format.

For example: if you’re drawn second in a 12-team mini-league draft, you’ll get second go in the opening round of picks but will have to go 11th in the next. That pattern repeats until everyone’s squad is filled.

Get your watchlist preparation in order, as your mini-league mates will soon be snaffling up the prized players at terrifying leg speeds. Trent Alexander-Arnold? Gone. Dominic Calvert-Lewin? Taken. Ollie Watkins? Just missed him.

Suddenly, you’ll have to think on your feet and draw upon your Fantasy nous – so you will need to know your Buendias from your Bissoumas on Draft Day to best your competitors.

The intense rivalry doesn’t stop there.

Once the season starts, you’ll be pitting your starting XI against a mini-league friend, family member or workmate every week in a head-to-head format.

And you’ll be able to tap into your potential to spot a differential throughout the campaign by dipping into the free agent pool, as you attempt to enlist the services of the next mid-season wonder like Raphinha or Ilkay Gundogan.

Why Fantrax over the others?

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In one word: customisation. You’re not tied to preset rules or a rigid scoring system with Fantrax and can shape your league in pretty much any way imaginable.

Want points rewarded for aerial duels won? Easy. Longing for successful crosses to be recognised by a Fantasy game? Done. Think successful take-ons should be as important as a clean sheet? Just point and click.

Or do you want to go back to basics with none of the above? Also fine.

Suddenly, the likes of N’Golo Kante and Wilfred Ndidi can become hot property having been a mere footnote in FPL.

The icing on the cake: if you’re coming from another draft service, Fantrax can import any of your current leagues and customise if needed. 

Here are just some of the myriad other selling points for Fantrax over their competitors:

  • You are able to decide everything from roster sizes and how trades/ waiver claims are processed to when line-ups are locked for changes on match days – even which Premier League teams’ players feature in your league!
  • Squad make-ups are customisable: if you want to roster eight midfielders or trade a defender for a forward, the world is your oyster.
  • Live statistical data from Opta, which essentially means that anything that they report on, Fantrax can use. This means that the scoring system can be as complex or as simple as you like.
  • Trustworthy servers and real-time updates on the scores: as soon as a goal goes in, the points are there.



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730 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Hasenhuttl's comments on Obafemi, Nlundulu and Tella (19 July 2021)

    "It was the first season where Dan [Nlundulu] was without injury but he didn't get the game time he needs at his age." on why Nlundulu has been loaned out to Lincoln City.

    "With Michael [Obafemi] and Nathan Tella it was the same where I thought they need to have game time.
    "But I see them next season a little more in the running, and they will have more chances to play than Dan. So that's why we decided to let [Nlundulu] go and give him a chance to play."

    Sounds like Obafemi's fitness issues are behind him, and he is ready to contribute more to the side.

    Local journalist (generous job title) Alex Crook also mentioned that Ralph Hasenhitt; has been impressed by how fit Obafemi has been upon returning for pre-season.

    For 4.5m it's not that bad a deal to have Obafemi. We know he can score a few goals with his few appearance in 19/20 (3 G 2 A in 21 league games, 8 starts). I suspect he'll play a bigger part this season.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      In my current squad

    2. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Apparently Blackburn wanted Obafemi in any deal for Adam Armstrong but Ralph wouldn't let him leave.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah, which indicates to my eyes Ralph wants to use him more this season. Mikey was a bit of a favorite of Ralph, think his 'tough love' approach to him last season was genuinely to try and get the best out of him.

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      As a Southampton supporter, I wouldn't be entirely convinced.
      The season he got these appearances, Che Adams was integrating into the squad for a displaced Shane Long and hence Obafemi emerged as a youthful 3rd/4th choice.
      Last season, attitudinal problems and a fitness level below that desired by Hasenhüttl saw him fall away. An injury during this period also saw a loan move to Swansea break down. To his credit, he was able to get back strong from rehab and earn the trust to feature heavily in first-team training.
      However, despite these reports, it is important to note that Adam Armstrong (a striker) is high on the radar of the club, with a first bid reportedly rejected.
      Nathan Tella is seen as the "biggest talent" within the club and Theo Walcott has signed permanently, both of whom featured in the striker position on occasions last term.
      Elyounoussi has also returned from Celtic and looks set to stay as a further option in the attacking four.
      To summarise my points, the attacking options have strengthened and grown in quantity greater than that of Obafemi's ability since his previous spell in the side.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Ings, Adams, S Armstrong, A Armstrong (a signing), Redmond, Walcott, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Tella & Obafemi.
        The potential of 10 options for the 4 attacking positions will be the strongest yet under Hasenhüttl.

  2. klipp klopp
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Completed draft

    Sanchez / foster
    Taa digne lamptey/ ayling manquillo
    Salah bruno pepe raphinha buendia
    Cavani Watkins/ davis

    Please rmt
    Could swap buendia out for toney?

  3. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Pondering on going Robbo over Trent. Saves £0.5m, his form at Euros, Trent had a slight niggle pre-Euros. Am I missing something - genuine query as open to change.

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      That's another way of looking at it. I am going for a rested Trent with a phenomenal ceiling.

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeh good point. Might get both 🙂