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. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    If team line up comes for burnley Spurs match then we can assume game will happen right?

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Game will start. Whether it finishes, who knows?

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, but with a delay perhaps?

    3. Grand Thibauto
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Not really, could still be abandoned 5-10 mins before the match

    4. No Need
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      The key things are safety and if the ball rolls properly.

    5. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      There's barely an inch of snow. They've already cleared the perimeter/centre circle, etc.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        But I guess the problem is that it is still snowing quite heavily? Even if they clear the ground it could still get covered in snow quite soon.

  2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Cornet, Kane & Son owner with Livramento, Manquillo & McArthur on the bench …

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Livramento first sub and Williams Sec 🙁

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Perks of having a heavy bench for winter
      ESR ✅
      Gallagher ✅
      Livramento ✅
      Broja ✅

  4. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Huge if Burnley gets a double gameweek soon

    1. griffzinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      No room in current schedule . Would be next year surely!

    2. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Pope TC

    3. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Captained Pope last season during a DGW to know I’ve captained a keeper at least once while playing FPL.

  5. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    My wheatherforecast suggest the snow will stop in 1 hour. Sure a delay is better than call it off?

  6. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    I guess Burnely will want the game to go since they only play the ball in the air anyway.

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      See, it's fine.

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      That's mean they would play

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Just clean the snow and kick-off once done...

  7. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Teams out. It's fine

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Relax fellow Son / Kane owners. We'll get our 2 points after all.

      1. JoeTweaks
          5 months, 20 days ago

          What a relief!

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      No Foden.

      Antonio on.

    3. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Every time I need bench it brings me maximum 1 as autosub. When I don't need it, my benchers are fighting for double digit figures

    4. Grand Thibauto
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Bowenched

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Foden owners in heaven!

      That spot in their team might actually get more than 2 points today...

    6. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      West Ham team news
      Starting XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Masuaku, Benrahma, Antonio.
      Subs: Areola, Coufal, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Vlasic, Noble, Bowen, Diop, Kral.

      Man City team news
      Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
      Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, McAtee.

      Tottenham team news
      Team to play Burnley: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Royal, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Reguilon, Moura, Kane, Son.
      Subs: Gollini, Doherty, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Ndombele, Alli, Winks, Gil, Bergwijn.

      Burnley team news
      Team to play Tottenham: Pope, Lowton, Collins, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Cornet.
      Subs: Hennessey, Roberts, Bardsley, Pieters, Long, Stephens, Lennon, Rodriguez, Vydra.

      Everton team news
      Team to face Brentford: Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Keane, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gordon, Townsend, Rondon.
      Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Delph, Gray, Tosun, Gbamin, Branthwaite, Simms, Dobbin.

      Brentford team news
      Team to face Everton: Fernandez, Henry, Goode, Pinnock, Jansson, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Canos, Mbeumo, Toney.
      Subs: Cox, Thompson, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Baptiste, Sorensen, Roerslev

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        That everton bench really is something

      2. JoeTweaks
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Good news finally

        • ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Bowen on the bench 🙁

      3. JoeTweaks
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Burnley vs Spurs better not be off,the last few gameweeks have been horrible bcos I own Kane and Son...they better give me my expected 4 points.

          1. CONNERS
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            I think the conditions swing things in Burnley's favour.

            Perhaps 4 points is a little optimistic.

            1. JoeTweaks
                5 months, 20 days ago

                Lol...I should just sell one of them but I'm afraid they'll just troll me

          2. Sim Simma
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            ⚽ Team News 📰
            Brentford : Fernandez, Henry, Goode, Pinnock, Jansson, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Canos, Mbeumo, Toney.
            Subs: Cox, Thompson, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Baptiste, Sorensen, Roerslev.

            Everton : Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Keane, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gordon, Townsend, Rondon.
            Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Delph, Gray, Tosun, Gbamin, Branthwaite, Simms, Dobbin.

            Burnley : Pope, Lowton, Collins, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Cornet.
            Subs: Hennessey, Roberts, Bardsley, Pieters, Long, Stephens, Lennon, Rodriguez, Vydra.

            Tottenham : Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Royal, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Reguilon, Moura, Kane, Son.
            Subs: Gollini, Doherty, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Ndombele, Alli, Winks, Gil, Bergwijn.

            Leicester : Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Ndidi, Soumare, Barnes, Maddison, Lookman, Vardy.
            Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Vestergaard, Daka.

            Watford : Bachmann, Femenia, Cathcart, Ekong, Masina, Louza, Sissoko, Cleverley, Dennis, King, Hernandez.
            Subs: Elliot, Ngakia, Rose, Pedro, Gosling, Fletcher, Tufan, Kabasele, Morris.

            West Ham : Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Masuaku, Benrahma, Antonio.
            Subs: Areola, Coufal, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Vlasic, Noble, Bowen, Diop, Kral.

            Man City : Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
            Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, McAtee.

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Hojbjerg & Skipp again 😆

            1. diesel001
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              I think that is their best midfield for this 3-4-3 formation because they are defensive.

              I think the issues with Spurs is (i) Davies isn't pushing forward enough to make up the extra man when Spurs have the ball and (ii) Kane is dropping deep too much. Kane has to start being more like Vardy IMO, play as high up the pitch as possible to give the defenders something to think about and stick to the width of the penalty area. Let Son, Moura and the wing-backs do the creative work.

          4. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Dias, Cancelo, Mbeumo, Toney, Son, Antonio off the bench for Foden. Exciting stuff

            1. fusen
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              How do you get so many players off the bench just for one person?

            2. Grand Thibauto
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Wish I could be excited about Mbeumo and Toney, but at least Toney gives me a price rise every week

          5. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Leicester team news…
            Team to face Watford: Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Ndidi, Soumare, Barnes, Maddison, Lookman, Vardy.
            Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Vestergaard, Daka.

            Watford team news…
            Team to face Leicester: Bachmann, Femenia, Cathcart, Ekong, Masina, Louza, Sissoko, Cleverley, Dennis, King, Hernandez.
            Subs: Elliot, Ngakia, Rose, Pedro, Gosling, Fletcher, Tufan, Kabasele, Morris.

            1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Vardy blank confirmed

              1. OptimusBlack
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 20 days ago

                Whyyyyyy

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 20 days ago

                3 party ticket you mean

            2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Where’s Foster?

            3. Qaiss
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              The cycling GK is not in the squad hmm

          6. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Hahaha 4th consecutive blank for Torres 2.0 owners

            This is why you shouldn't chase points!

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              They'll actually get points from his spot today though...

          7. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Foden trap of the season?

            1. JBG
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Yes

            2. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Torres and Mbeumo/Toney to compete for it

            3. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Not if you owned him for the hauls

            4. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Good decision & bad outcome.

            5. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Forgot Torres already?

          8. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            No Foden means a big fat 0 off the bench for my rival 😀

          9. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Bowen benched! 😮

            1. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 20 days ago

              That's really odd, has there been any explanation offered?

          10. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Burnley white out, scraping pitch to show lines!

          11. FPL DONKEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Where's Ben Foster?

          12. JUNITED
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Son trained in a military service before so hopefully he experienced how to dribble smoothly on the mud's surface. This gives him big advantage and scores 15 points today. Please, im behind because I don't have Jota.

          13. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Bachman foster double up finally pays off !

            Lol!!!

          14. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Brentford clean sheet confirmed as Rondon starts

          15. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Held Foden, now no show, hold or swap to Jota before Jota rises again?

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Think I’d make the move

            2. JPSpurs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Am switching to Jota - watch him blank next week..

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Ta

          16. PartyTime
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Bachmann 😆

              1. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 20 days ago

                Yeah what happened to the cycling goalkeeper? 🙁

            • Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              That Man City Bench today 😯