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. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any maverick Kane, Son, Reguilon triple ups out there?

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

      Fella in my ML has Kane, Son, Dier.. with no points of the bench. Ouchhh!

    2. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I hope so

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

      One in my ML has them, but most like me aren't touching any Spuds just yet. If the DGW comes round soon it will be a different story, but i guess there's no room in the calendar for a while now.

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

      Nope. I avoided all things Spurs like the plague. Trying not to be too smug re incoming green flag...

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

      Kane, Son, Cornet 🙁

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

    Predict an ffs podcast/article about the case for a deep bench coming up soon 15 games too late

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

      In fairness, they have mentioned it a few times in relation to covid & rotation

  3. PartyTime
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Antonio hat trick would be hugely appreciated

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

        He will score

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Well, he does come on for Foden, whom I failed to transfer out for Jota. But my rivals have Antonio as well, and I have Cancelo, so basically my one differential has gone and my GW is shattered.

        Lucky the next one comes round so soon!

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Oof. Next gw gotta be better

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

        Glad I didn’t sell Ronaldo 🙂

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Got a ML rival who's benched CR7 and plays Dennis. Now CR7 comes on by default.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            And he's a rival?

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

              lol

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

            Is he leading? 😉 Just having a laff

        2. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Me too (watch him get a red card today)

      4. Zalk
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Antonio in for Reguilon, lets hope for a goal fest

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

        So a rested Kane against Brentford, captaining him?

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

          Was already the captain in my bus team, so yeah, not changing it now.

      6. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Massively need a vardy performance today

      7. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane dgw coming up, will shake things up

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

          Absolutely

      8. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Repost bottomed/

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

      9. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I refuse to believe Antonio does f all the last few gameweeks and that he'll return today in Etihad too. And if you own Spirs asset don't worry you'll have him for a double gameweek

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I don't see any space in the schedules for a DGW any time soon.

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

            Crellin has it around gw21 - Kane out?

      10. Silecro
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Started Foster, benched Sanchez. First jam of the season

      11. Horlicks esq.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Where my fixture nerds at?

        What will they ‘possibly’ do with the Spurs Burnley fixture? DGW in 14

        I can’t see anywhere it will slot in. Has Crellin had time to share thoughts?

        Keep Kane or dump Kane?

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Not before 21

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

          January at earliest

        3. Horlicks esq.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Burnley vs Spurs has been postponed.

          It almost certainly won’t be rescheduled before GW21.

          It could only be moved to GW21 if Spurs lose their EFL Cup QF vs West Ham.

          PAIN. See you Harry, you massive waste of space.

      12. dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Damn .. 11 players ok the field

        Antonio in for foden other two duffy livra

      13. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It was going to be a shocking match either way.

      14. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane to CR7 then?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          For THIS GW??

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

          hold next 2, then maybe worth doing,

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

          Brentford is arguably the best team to play for attackers recently. Burnley + Norwich + Newcastle put 8 past them in the last 3.

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

        Premium players (bar Salah) keep on disappointing... Wtf is this season?

      16. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ben White bench points for Son. I’ll take it!

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

          Same here

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

        Burnley v Tottenham: Premier League match postponed because of snow

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Carrier pigeon?

          • Brehmeren
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Are you sure?

          • I am 42
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            any chance they postpone for 2 hours?

          • Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            yeah, and Berlin to host the Olympics in 1936

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

              Watch out for Jesse Owens, got some potential

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

                yeah, have money on him to win 4 golds

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

          Hmm I hope Foden recovers in next few days. Midweek gameweek came at a bad time

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

          https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/fixtures/men/202122/burnley-v-spurs/

          Match Postponed

          We can confirm that today's match against Burnley has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. With the snow continuing to fall at Turf Moor with less than an hour to go until kick-off, the volume of snow coverage on the pitch has been deemed too much for the match to be played. Further information about the rearrangement of the match will be confirmed in due course.

          Join us again on Thursday for our home Premier League clash with Brentford. Thank you to all our fans who made the trip here today - have a safe journey home and thank you as always for your support.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Breaking news

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

              Breaking hearts.

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

            Confirmed as being due to pitch being unplayable and nothing to do with fan safety then

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

            Liked the images of Dyche smiling in just his white shirt surrounded by officials with coats! https://twitter.com/footballdaily/status/1464941560559194115?s=21

        4. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Cue Super Saints with his daily ' always me" meltdown . The weather hates him

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

            😆

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            He needs his own woe is me hot topic

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

            I imagine he's got 4 spurs players, somehow

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

              3 spurs and 3 Burnley, and he had tickets to the game today, 0 bench, and a seagull just stole his chips

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

                😀

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

            There was a similar poster in 19/20, I think they had a Sheff Utd gravatar but memory fails me on the name

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

            Imagine if he came on and said "I'm so lucky, I've got no Spurs players and really lucked out today. Tough luck on everyone else who had Spurs". I'd suspect his account had been hacked.

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

          Brodge being very stubborn with his team selection. Surely Daka and Nacho deserve a start in the PL?

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

            They've had a few starts haven't they? Strike isn't really the issue with Leicester atm anyway there's almost 0 service and good play

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

              Daka has not started and is one goal behind top scorer vardy

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

              Daka has a grand total of 104 minutes in the PL so far! Been looking very lively in the Europa and think they need to give him a start

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

                No the anti daka crowd on here believe he has started every other game is crap and don't believe me when I say he is 1 goal behind ever-present top goalscorer vardy. Has deserved a start since they bought him. But don't worry, leicster doing great lying bottom half of the table. Well done Rodgers

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

                  Think you've got PTSD from MBPs post here I never called daka crap

                  Hope you both enjoyed the vardy party today though

        6. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Waited 5 GWs for Kane points! Knew he’d come good! Cheers White

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

            You gonna sell him? Or keep him for Brentford

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

            😀

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

            Hahahahh same here

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

          Just came in to see Burnley Spurs called off 😡
          Fuming, with Jota hauling yesterday, I hoped Son could claw back some rank. Think I'll be rage quitting this week as well

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

            Who is on your bench?

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

              Gilmour on for a whopping 2 points

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

          Can't believe this sh*t is happening. I was hoping my Spurs players to prove the difference of this Gameweek.

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

            Same

        9. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Forgot that Brownhill is one of subs too

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

          In the Sky game, who would you captain today?

          A. Vardy
          B. Cancelo
          C. James

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

            C

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

              I know nothing about the sky game btw

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

                You get a new captain for each day there is a game. And only a squad of 11. That’s about it.

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

            A

        11. Horlicks esq.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Chaos.

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

          If I'm being honest the Kane/Son points were less of a worry than the deluge of Antonio auto-subs about to occur.

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

          Hmm, who wins this FFS cup match:

          A) Alonso + Mbeumo + 2 points
          B) Ronaldo + Antonio

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

            8 points vs 4 points. So a

          2. jonnybhoy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A