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

    Bachman is bach...

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

      ..., man

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

    Lots of Antonio autosubs for Foden then I guess

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

      Yes. He needs to keep quiet

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

    Lottery Turf Moor

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks bad pics on BBC white out

  4. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I have Brownhill subbing for Foden.. and Son.

    Very nervous right now about conditions!

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Does Burnley pitch have under pitch heating?

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

      Yep but that’s to stop a frozen pitch. Pretty sure they wouldn’t put it on during a game and just used overnight

    2. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep. And it's powered by coal.

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

    I was so happy with Sanchez points when my ml rival benched him and started foster. And now foster benched. No luck at all for me.

  7. dlrowssoB
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is it confirmed off?

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bachman getting a run out for me today, anyone got a player playing with less than 1% ownership

  9. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Impossible to play at Burnley they say. Johnson in for Kane then

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

    Didn't think PL games were snowed off in this day and age. Weird.

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

    Burnley v Spurs POSTPONED

    {BBC Sport}

    1. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Might have finally found a proper use for the first wildcard then (assuming there's some way to get it rescheduled before GW19, which itself seems unlikely)

  12. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    BBC showing match OFF

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

      1313:13
      BREAKING
      Burnley v Tottenham postponed
      The Burnley game has not made it. Too much snow falling all morning.

  13. Meechoo115
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Burnley game off

    • diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Burnley vs Spurs should go ahead given that WBA vs Arsenal went ahead earlier this year.

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

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Get in

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This would actually be very good for me with Antonio first sub and my rival has no playing bench

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

        Same here dude!

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

      How soon can Burnley Spurs be rescheduled?

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

        it would almost certainly be moved to GW21 if Spurs lose their EFL Cup QF vs West Ham.

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

        Is it officially off?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      DGWWWWW inc

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kane with a full rest for Brentford at home

      He will haul absolutely massive

      Probably

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No Foden makes me sad.

      Shipped Mbeumo for Jota. Bet he scores now.

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        FFS and no Son it appears. Good GW in tatters now

    • PartyTime
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Spurs game called off!

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This is a madne$$$$$$!!!!

      • ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What a joke. Down to 8 players from that.

      • Arteta
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Foden ➡ Jota = genius move

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

          Was an obvious move

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Off - sky sports

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ok let's go Antonioooooooooooo 😀

      • Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Foden to Jota looks like a big one this week

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

          Doing it before the start of this game week was even better though.

          1. Bees4Lyf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Luckily I did, those jota points feel sweeter with no Kane or Son this week.

      • Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Of course I have Kane and Son lol really my luck has been so bad

      • Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        No Foden or Son for me 🙁 Normann and Livramento to come on in their place. I'm very sad