Fantasy5: Introducing the FFS Challenge mini-league

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To embrace the chaotic congestion of the winter Premier League calendar, we’ve gathered a crack squad of Fantasy Football Scout staff and Pro Pundits to battle it out via the medium of a Fantasy5 mini-league to determine who truly has the best eye for a Fantasy player.

You can check the league out here.

From Gameweek 12 to Gameweek 20, the ten managers will be given five specific fixtures and asked to pick a player from each who they believe will exceed their assigned ‘points target’. The more that do so, the better.

The process is free and super easy but selecting the right picks is where the real challenge comes in. There are bragging rights and a small prize up for grabs within the team but, if any of them (or indeed you) can pick five successful outperformers in one week, the reward is somewhat larger – with £10,000 on the table!

We’ll keep you updated with regular game week check-ins but, if you fancy putting them all to shame, you can get involved yourself here at Fantasy5. You can even set up your own mini-league and compete with colleagues, friends and family.

£100 prize every month in Scout's Fantasy5 mini-league


Fantasy5 is easy to play as it follows the exact same scoring system as FPL, just without the bonus points.

It’s as simple as this: pick a player from each of the five nominated matches and, if they all exceed their ‘points target’ (a par score set by Fantasy5 for each asset), you’ll be in the money.

The competition is limited to one entry per person per round and selections must be submitted before kick-off of the first eligible match.

If two or more entrants correctly select five players who all score more than their points target, then the prize pot is split among all winners.

For a full list of the terms and conditions, click here.


Az – The current leader of the Mods and Cons mini-league and armed with an 817th-placed Fantasy Premier League (FPL) finish from the 2017/18 season, Az is the co-host of the FPL BlackBox podcast with Mark Sutherns.

elFozzie – Has forgotten more about Fantasy Football than most managers learn in a lifetime. The Scout’s Commercial Director finished 5,048th in last season’s FPL.

FPL_ElStatto – Founder and owner of the Jumpers for Goalposts site, El Statto joined the Scout Network in August 2020.

FPL Marc – As the new member of Scout’s team, Newcastle fan Marc’s hazing includes being taught weekly FPL lessons and being sent to the shop to get a ‘long wait’ and ‘tartan paint’.

FPL Nymfria – A bronze winner at the 2020 Football Content Awards, Nym has amassed a large Twitter following because of her weekly videos and FPL WildCats podcast.

Geoff – Now the Operations Manager, this Canadian progressed through the youth ranks of the Scout, starting as a site regular, then moderator. His 2016/17 season was outstanding, finishing in the dizzying heights of 49th place worldwide. Never once finishing outside of the top 100k in his 11 campaigns as an FPL manager, Geoff is confident of humbling his colleagues in Fantasy5.

Neale – Long-time team news compiler and now the Editor of Fantasy Football Scout. This veteran has been playing FPL since before records began in 2006/07, clocking up ten finishes in the top 40k and some others he’d prefer us not to mention.

Sam (FPL Family) – Known as one half of the FPL Family duo, Sam is the Scout’s Marketing and Social Media Manager and a regular on the podcast and video scene.

Ted Talks FPL – A Pro Pundit who finished 63rd just three seasons ago, Ted’s much-lauded graphics are a popular part of the FPL Twitterverse. He also hosts the ‘Ted Talks’ videos on Scout’s YouTube channel.

Tom – The FPL consistency of this Deputy Editor is staggering, having finished in the top 1k on five occasions and in the top 10k a further three times.

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261 Comments Post a Comment
  1. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 7 days ago

    Which one?
    A) Vardy -> Kane
    B) Vardy Raphinha -> Wilson -> Son (-4)

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell White Livramento
    Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo Douglas Luiz
    Vardy Toney Jimenez

    1 FT, 2.5 ITB

    1. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      I meant: B) Vardy Raphinha -> Wilson Son (-4)

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      Kane for free

    3. Pops15
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      I'm weighing up exact two options and I'm leaning toward A. Prefer not to take the hit and it allows for an easy move to CR7 in GW16. I also prefer to captain Kane over Son

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 7 days ago

        Makes sense. Cheers!

    • 4 Years
    6 months, 7 days ago

    If Robertson hamstring injury is bad, what are people’s thoughts on downgrade TAA to Tsimikas?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      James Pearce reported it is a tight hamstring rather than a strain. 50/50 for this weekend

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      TAA is different league, sorry

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      I was considering it, but looks like it's off the table now.

  3. Damien Sartip-Zadeh
      2 months, 14 days ago

      This looked really good

    • Dale Sartip-Zadeh
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Would have been fun to enter