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

    AZ has had a mare.

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

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/500/event/13

      If Antonio returns it’s fine

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

    Ben crelling currently knocking 1 out then booting up a spreadsheet

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

      This is funny!

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

      Gonna be a white Christmas...

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

        Lollll

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

        First comment was funny, this comment is the icing on the Christmas cake... 😆

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Haha brilliant

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

      😆 😆

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

    Burnley game off.

    Selfishly Lamptey 8 points incoming!!

    No Cornet.

  4. PartyTime
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Antonio hat trick imminent

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

        Hopefully mate!!!

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

      Why wouldn't they wait an hour or two?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        or Tomorrow

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Fans travelling

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

          Exactly

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

          The game kicks off in an hour, surely the fans have already travelled?

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

        What would the fans do

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

          Snow ball fight?

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

            Rangers fans were doing that just now. Livi goalie on the receiving end 🙂

    • Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Right then, Antonio off the bench for son..

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

      Lucky Foden and Son will sub out for Brownhill and Livramento..

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

        Enjoy those no points off the bench

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It's Burnley. What did you expect. They don't even have central heating

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

        Yeah surprised they have internet to spread the news around tbf

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

          Ah ah ah

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

      It's a shame Livramento didn't get booked yesterday.

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lol... Snow.

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

      Couldn’t they wait a little while? Or eveb play it tomorrow?

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

        Not how these things work unfortunately

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

        Yeah, who cares about supporters travelling up and down the country

    • Phaze 1
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The stuff of nightmares. Have Son and Kane which means I didn't have a way to get James.

      Also have no bench 🙁

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

        Ouch! That's rough.

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I own Kane, Son and Cornet

      Have 0 points on my bench ffs!

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

        That’s rough

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rhian Brewster finally broke his duck - patient managers rewarded.

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

        LOL

    • jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      0 points off then bench fantastic

    • EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I hope the guy who said 'Vardy blank confirmed' has a few Spurs players in his tea,
      Hawhawhaw

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

        That was me. I have no Spurs and own Vardy.

        1. EffPeeEll
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          nor me.

          almost pulled the trigger on vardy

    • Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not owning any Spurs players when all your ML rivals have at least Kane feels pretty good right now.

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

        Yeah, I've been worried about my lack of Spurs players. What a stroke of luck! Just Dennis in for Foden...

    • mrodgers91
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Raphina off the bench for reguilon, could be worse I guess

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

      Burnley playing with a makeshift defence as well with Tark suspended. Kane would have had an absolute field day.

      1. Van der Faart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Very convenient that Burnley have made no effort with their pitch today.

    • Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For all the moaning about luck. There are FPL players with bench players and those with garbage on their benches instead. Thats hardly luck.

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

        It is luck when lots of people have two or three Tottenham and Brownhill/Cornet - just add in an injury like Foden, or a benching like Duffy and Manquillo..

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

        Come on now, a game getting postponed is pretty lucky if you dont own any of the players.

        Its different if you pick a rotation risk, and he's benched and have no one to step in.

        I have antonio coming in for Kane, but still would say its bad luck when a game is postponed.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I have Son and Cornet in my starting XI, but have viable bench players in White and Wilson to replace them. That isnt luck.

          Picking very weak benches is an active choice. Its no different.

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

            I'd say you are getting the luck, starting Cornet ahead of White this gw!
            I get your point, but games getting postponed is bad luck, you cant plan for it. You can kind of plan for rotation, or injuries picked up pre deadline. This there is no planning.

      3. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have Livra, Brownhill (luck) , McArthur (who got injured the very next week after I got him on WC)

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          So you have basically no bench then. That was an active choice

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

            How’s that not a bench? You’re having a nightmare here

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Brownhill and McArthurs 2pts are hardly viable fantasy options. They may as well not be there

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

                What’s your bench then? They better be “viable fantasy options”

                1. Top Mark.S
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I have asm on my bench

                  Saka next week already benched before injury

                  Then livra and brownhill

                  Happy with it

                2. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  White Wilson DouglasLuiz

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

                    Douglas Luiz a viable fantasy option. Interesting.

                    Worked out nicely for you with white. I’d rather have livramento. That’s called luck by the way the fixtures fell during a gw that has a match cancelled.

                    Wilson way too expensive to be on your bench.

                    1. Top Mark.S
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Lol

                      Um that's the strategy you asked him to confirm and then complained about.

                      Doing okay sitting 20k with my expensive bench thanks

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

                        Not sure why you’re getting involved in this chat.

                        Original post was saying no luck invoked and went on to say we should have viable fantasy options in all 3 bench positions. White worked out nicely (luck) livramento (unlucky to be playing pool in gw match called off). Douglas luiz is classic 4.5m mid and not a viable fantasy option.

                        1. Top Mark.S
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          I am getting involved because this is the first time I am trying a more expensive first bench option in all my seasons.

                          Therefore I think he has a point.

                          I think 20k is good going. When I got my top 5k finish I was lower than this at this stage.

                          When I came 10k last season I came from 200k with 10 weeks to go.

                          Up your history link is fantastic by the way. No top 100k finishes in all your seasons.

                          And I was casual as they come until I broke into top 100k for the first time. I only count the seasons from my first top 5k as this was the first time I tried.

                          I thank you

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

                          You think that’s my history lol

                        3. Top Mark.S
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          You target someone else's history without backing up your own?

                          Um what have you got to hide oh great one?

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

                        Also you’ve had 1 top 10k finish in how many seasons

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Those without a bench choose to invest more in their first XI. This is an active choice which in theory benefits them in most weeks. But when there is a cancellation they are the big losers.

                          This is not luck. Its an active strategy choice.

                        2. Top Mark.S
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          I had more respect for you when I thought you at least linked your rubbish history before having a go at mine

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

                          You’ve argued there’s no luck in a game being cancelled last minute - clearly nonsense.

                          You’ve then argued a strong bench is needed - this can be a good strategy but relies on guess what….luck!! You’re a perfect example. You have Wilson to come in, spent the extra, this is his moment and he scores the same as a 4.5m mid who you’ve be ridiculing

          2. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            All players who start for their teams. I have money itb and was going to upgrade one spot for next GW which was going to be the GW with rotation. That could be foreseen, this couldn't

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Completely unforeseen hence all the Liverpool cancellation talk pre deadline

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

                Which was nonsense made up by folk on Twitter who need to get a life

      4. Toby Lerone
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It's pure luck pal

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

        Yeah there’s on luck in a game getting called off like that at the last minute. Livramento is a decent bench option? So that’s something at least

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

        Silly comment really. Nothing wrong with Duffy and Livra bench most weeks - I had 30+ on my bench a few weeks ago

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          So most weeks you enjoy the benefit of minimal money on the bench. This is the reverse side of the coin. Its not luck, its an active choice of strategy.

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

            I’m pleased you’re happy with your strategy. Save the trolling though, it’s dull

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Why do so many think not following mindlessly is trolling?

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

                Follow or don’t follow as much as you like, but taking a pop at those who are bemoaning bad luck when a game’s called off is trolling imo

              2. Lanley Staurel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                What you say mostly makes sense mate so no idea why people get so uptight about you having an opinion. People get so angry nowadays.

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Cheers for saying. Its pretty brutal on here quite a lot for me simply because I have different opinions. I miss the days when discussion was encouraged

      7. Pukkipartyy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Pure luck. Ur playing it wrong if u have to bench Wilson... Lol.

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

        Bench shmench. It’s still disappointing when any of your starting XI don’t make it, esp big hitters who we all hope will make a big impact in a given GW.

        Let people have their rants and just be glad you’re not in the same boat.

    • The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      So glad I got Kane in for Lukaku earlier this season…

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

        He'll be well rested for midweek!

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

      In Norway we play the games in snowstorm. Can’t believe they call it off because of a little bit of snow.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This again. Norway expects snow so invests a high amount of money in equipment to deal with it. Its simply not worth the uk doing the same thing.

        How does Norway cope with a heatwave?

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

          I think premierleague clubs could afford 20 000 £ for a mini- tractor with a snowplow.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Its not the pitch. Its the surrounding areas

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

              Ok. So everything close down If there are snow in the air. No school or work?

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

            The pitch is secondary, its been postponed due to the 1000's that would be out travelling in dangerous conditions.
            In norway the fans all have snow tyres, etc etc, its completely different in the uk.

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

              Why did they wait so long to call it off? Had nothing to do with fans that’s for sure. Was purely due to pitch being unplayable

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

                Maybe is came on a lot stronger than the forecast expected? I'm not sure, its late in the day no doubt, but surely they could make it work regards the pitch if its not linked to fan safety.

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

                  It’s less than an hour before kick off so most fans will be there on en route

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

                    I dunno, I'm only speculating, maybe the forecasters are now saying its going to get much much worse in the next couple of hours?

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah - but you KNOW it's going to snow and make preparations beforehand. We haven't a clue what our weather is going to throw at us.

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

          Don't lie, you know it's not going to be sunny

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Our morning walk today was in brilliant sunshine - the sun does occasionally shine here you know ...... but I certainly take your point! 🙂

        2. The Big Fella
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          It is literally the same every year

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

        It's not just about the pitch. It's about infrastructure and services adapted to extreme weather

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          exactly - better put than I did!

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

          And people getting there and back safely.

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

          Why was this game called off? Pitch unplayable by any chance? If they were worried about services it would’ve been called off a lot earlier so fans didn’t travel

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

        UK players also used to play in a snowstorm. Then they introduced random drug tests...

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

      Antonio goes up from 24% EO to 61% with Foden and the cancellations
      No pressure!

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Do I get more points for starting him anyway...

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

        where do you see this?

        Own just Cancelo and Antonio is that game now, guess Im better off with Antonio goal over Cancelo cs right.

        Joao can get an assist or goal instead 🙂

    • Jeppe1234
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Foden>B.silva or Foden>Gallagher?

    • Toby Lerone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Left foden in, no jota. Have kane. Livramento and Douglas luiz 1st and 2nd sub lol. Just glad there is a short turn around for the next gameweek

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Come on ant man. Kill those city clean sheets

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

      My planned move for next gameweek is Foden to Son, still make that move????!!

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

      Changed Chilwell for Reguilon for -4. I guess still no luck at taking hits this season. So far those hits have always cost me more then 4 points.

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Stop taking them. No one is forcing you

    • Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Own zero Spurs, delightful stroke of luck - unless Antonio scores.

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

      Feels even worse knowing the lineups were announced so you could see your players starting..