FanTeam

Strategy guide for FanTeam’s £100k half-season Premier League Fantasy game


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FanTeam recently announced their ‘Second Chance’ Premier League Fantasy game for the latter half of this season, starting from Gameweek 22 on January 14th.

There is a guaranteed prize pool of £100,000 in this Fantasy tournament, with £20,000 going to the winner and money for anyone finishing in the top 4,000.

And, remarkably, it’s completely free to play – so if you were reticent about paying to enter FanTeam’s season-long game back in August, then this is your chance to try it out at no cost.

BASIC RULES AND POINTS SYSTEM

Here’s the great news: anyone with any sort of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) experience should be able to pick up FanTeam’s game without issue. The rules, scoring and prices are very similar, with regular decisions to be made on your weekly free transfer (additional moves come at a cost of four points) and the double points that come with captaincy.

It’s essentially FPL but with huge cash prizes. Given that paid entry mini-leagues are now strongly discouraged by the Premier League, the FanTeam game offers Fantasy managers a legitimate opportunity to make money from their management expertise.

Unlike the main FanTeam game, this involves building a team of 11 players rather than a squad of 15. Therefore the 100.0m budget is now down to 80.0m. There must be at least one goalkeeper, three defenders, two midfielders and one forward. A maximum of three players from a single Premier League team can be selected.

Seasoned FPL managers should have no problem in adjusting to FanTeam and running a squad with its familiar scoring system, shown below:

KEY SCORING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL

  • There is no Bonus Points System, which is replaced by plus/minus points (+0.3/-0.3) if a team is winning/losing during the period a player is on the pitch.
  • Goalkeepers get 0.5 points for every save made, unlike the one point awarded in FPL for increments of three stops.
  • Committing a foul that leads to a free-kick goal or converted penalty is penalised by minus two points.
  • Midfielders and forwards get an extra point for completing the full match.
  • Shots on target that don’t end up as goals are rewarded (+0.4 for midfielders and forwards, +0.6 for defenders)

STRATEGY GUIDE

Here are some tips on how to approach this game.

GO RISKY

One of the main differences between FanTeam’s Second Chance game and FPL is the ‘Safety Net’ feature, which makes up for the lack of substitutes. If a player doesn’t start a match, he will automatically be replaced by the closest-priced starter in that team’s position. For example, if you own Joao Cancelo (£6.6m) but he was given a rest by Pep Guardiola, then Ruben Dias (£6.1m) – if selected – would come into play.

This gives managers a freedom to pick ‘rotation risk’ options that would likely be avoided in FPL – ideal for when you know you want coverage of a top team’s enticing fixture but aren’t sure you can predict the starting XI. Or if you want a player who begins at the African Cup of Nations but will soon return, he can stay in your team and be automatically substituted out until his comeback.

ATTACK BLOCKS OF FIXTURES

Adding to the risk, managers can aggressively attack a team’s strong short-term fixtures knowing that the ‘Second Chance’ game only runs for less than half a season and you have a Wildcard in the pocket to overhaul when necessary. Although there are no Bench Boost, Triple Captaincy or Free Hit chips, starting in Gameweek 22 gives an advantage we don’t have for FPL Gameweek 1 – knowledge of which players are good, in form and in their manager’s favour.

UNLIMITED ROLLING TRANSFERS

Another interesting difference is that, unlike in FPL, there is no limit to how many free weekly transfers can be collected. It can go beyond two, enabling a scenario where your initial Gameweek 22 team is set up strongly for the first three-to-four rounds of fixtures and a ‘mini Wildcard’ can be used afterwards without even touching the chip. This combines well with ‘Safety Net’, where a team of 11 players can be chosen based on form and a promising fixture run, without a huge worry of Pep Roulette, Tuchel Tombola or Rodgers Raffle.

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664 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bucket Man
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Worth going Raphinha to Jota? Rafa a solid pick and thought I would keep him most of season but we are struggling. Might mean I struggle to get Ronaldo for Son looking ahead.

    1FT 1.6 ITB

    Ederson
    TAA, Cancelo, James
    Salah, Son, Rapha, ESR, Gallagher
    Antonio, Toney
    Broja, Livramento, White

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Look at raphinhas next 2

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeh that’s what’s putting me off and when is Firmino back? But we are looking poor I can’t see many goals. Might stick with him and hope we turn it around.

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Jota has cemented his place except occasional rotation imo

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm holding for the next 2.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks guys.

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What a boring game this has become.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Stop playing then. Cya!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If so why would you discourage me to stop plaiying?

        Instead of giving me reasons to continue to keep on playing.

        ENOUGH SAID.

    2. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Go Salah-less for the rest of the season and spice it up a little bit for yourself.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I was going to say something similar, except to have Wood and Maupay up front to completely rip the template

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        New variant brainwashing the masses. Got bugger all to do with going without Salah.

        Got bugger all to do with how many points I have or what my rank is.

        Convince me what makes this game worthy after having started since 2011/12 whether I had the intention to wn it or not.

        1. Warblers Fear Satan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Why should anyone care whether you play of not?

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Whether your players get benched in the busy period will introduce variance, even though it will feel like luck.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Got nothing to do with subs. This game has become like taking a proper w**nk.

    4. Hiiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      New variant might also make it a little more "less boring" .

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        New variant brainwashing the masses.

        1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hi Fooey, any more of your thoughts you wanna share - they're great

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Chilwell to whom LOL

    5. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Geez, what an attention seeker. You've been whining about the same thing forever now, however you're still here. Find a hobby or a girfriend brah!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have two children bro.

        What a stupid comment.

        1. Dr Funk
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Maybe now is the time to let them go. Their families will be worried.

  3. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    It's a measure of how crap the strikers are at the moment that Broja is currently a king of the gameweek!

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      And I've got his 2pt haul stuck on my bench! Argh!

  4. Salahlulijah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best Man City mid to invest in atm? Any thoughts appreciated, thanks

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bilva, Foden

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Gundo?

    3. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Foden looks the best at the minute. Silva also worth a shout.

    4. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Still Foden

    5. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like Silva.

    6. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I sold Foden for Jota, think I'd rather go for Bilva while Foden is playing out wide but that could change again soon of course.

    7. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Silva

    8. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Foden the best by far and now even better cos everyone sold him...

    9. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Just avoid all Man City players except Cancello. There's plenty of other equally good midfielders.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ah man, thats no fun

  5. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I made the decision this GW to do Allan to Gilmour (0.1) to allow for Raphinha to Jota (0.0 ITB), which seems like a good decision.

    I had predicted that the Brighton vs. Leeds fixture would be 0-0 and thus I was content to both hold and select Duffy.
    Unfortunately, as we know, that CS was not fruitful due to his omission.

    Anyone else still a Duffy owner?
    Before this week I was an advocator that at 4.3, a Brighton defender with a strong aerial threat was still a usable asset and not a must sell.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Webster is fully fit again. There's your issue.

    2. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Currently own Duffy as well. Just seems a little too inconsistent with the occasional benchings. Looking to move him on in GW15 when I have two FT. Undecided whether I go big with Alonso or find another budget option

  6. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which wins here folks?

    A) Rudiger and Kane plus 8 points
    Or
    B) James, Cancelo and Ronaldo

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Booooo

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    6. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A easy

  7. tim
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any news on Foden?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Unlikely to play from what I’ve read

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fodenfreude!

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A few whispers that he starts apparently...

    4. Dammit_182
        1 month, 19 days ago

        According to my rabbit he is in Pep’s thoughts l….

    5. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Phew - I just realized deadline is on Tuesday

    6. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      COYI

    7. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Vardy….?

      A keep and asses after tonight
      B Kane
      C Ronaldo
      D something else

      Have Antonio and Toney up front

      Cheers in advance

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Might as well watch today's games 1st since all of the above are yet to play..?

    8. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA James Cancelo Semedo
      Salah Jota Gallagher
      Kane Antonio Toney

      (Gunn Livra Brownhill Sissoko)
      1 FT & 2.4m

      Midweek GW14:
      Semedo ➡️ Alonso

      Weekend GW15:
      Sissoko ➡️ ESR (Bench Gallagher vs mun)

      Gives me a good bench and strong starting 11 for December. Thoughts?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Looks good

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes, I would do it, good plan.

    9. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A or B ?

      A) Alonso and Reguilon
      B) James and Lamptey

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Tough one

        A for me

      2. Dammit_182
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think ‘B’ if you can do something with the money

      3. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lots of snow in Burnley.

      4. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sky just mentioned there is some chat about Burnley v Spurs being called off due to snow. Is there any substance to this?

        1. SH1M1
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          https://twitter.com/footballdaily/status/1464932298697097217?s=20

          Will be shocked if the game goes ahead

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Bugger. Kane owner 🙁

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Get the orange ball out! Will be fine

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Forecast to continue to snow.

              If it's bad it may not go ahead. Often it depends on officials being able to get there safely etc.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Officials are there so that’s def not the issue. It’s pretty straight forward - is the pitch playable

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Turf Moor is high up.

            May bring Lamptey on for me depending on Foden and Antonio.

          4. Sid1891
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Cheers
            Yeah, no chance they will play
            On the other hand if they went to Moscow in mid week game would go ahead probably

          5. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I was going to say 'Get the shovels out', but that's pretty heavy

        2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That would be sweet as a non kane son owner 🙂

        3. Lazaretti
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Finally getting My last GW Rudiger points from the bench.

      5. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not sure which game should i watch. City vs Westham would be the one but i need to monitor vardy too

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I have players in all except spurs match.. If foden starts then it's city match for me Antonio cancelo also there. Vardy toney are the other one's

      6. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        They cant roll a ball properly without it picking up snow and its still falling heavy

      7. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The field at Burnley doesn't look so good.

      8. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You have world biggest league with under soil heating pitch how that snowfall can be a problem at year 2021?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Turf Moore doesn't have heated dressing rooms

      9. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Fking great...

        Phil Foden and Jack Grealish were not spotted with the #ManCity squad off the coach ahead of #MCIWHU this afternoon. [via @spbajko]

        0pts from Livramento it is. Foden has been a massive troll since bringing him in on WC.

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          White 6 pointer from the bench.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Jammy you

        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Damn!!! Need Antonio to do something for me now, first sub

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Same

      10. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        With Reguilon and Kane it would be a nightmare if the game is called off.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Same here

      11. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Possibly no Son and Foden. Can’t believe it

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No son?

          1. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            burnley/spurs probably off

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Too much snow!

      12. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane captainer here.

        Jota vice 🙄

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Damn

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Every dark cloud and silver lining!

        3. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Could be your lucky week

      13. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Foden, Reguilon and Kane. This news could ruin my GW

      14. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hoping for a few surprise benchings in the lineups

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hold on not wishing games to be called off lol

      15. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Looks like jammy Livra points coming in again…oh…

      16. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kept Foden and sold Havertz. Looks like that was a bad decision

      17. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son, Kane, King, Toney, Cancelo, James today. Will be flipping channels

      18. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Went for Son over Jota because the anfield wind

        1. Grand Thibauto
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          At least your luck is synonymous with your username

      19. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Surely would have been called off by now?

      20. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        @FPL_Meterologist did warn us