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. PartyTime
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fpl says Vardy will haul today & punish those who sold him this gw for Spurs assets

    • Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      According to Ben Crellin, if Spurs lose to West Ham in the cup they could have a DGW of Burnley (A) and Watford (A) in GW21.

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

        Salah to Kane then and waste the transfer profit (smile)

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

        You mean WHEN they lose

    • Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Just up. Any big news?

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

        Weather.

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

        Also. You lazy sloth.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          😆 I’ve been called worse.

      3. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Foden not in squad

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

        Super Saints hasn't moaned today.

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

          Probably still in shock

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

        Burnley v Spurs snowed out

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

        Yes. My team is ruined with Foden, Kane and Reguilon all no show.

    • Stimps
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Chillwell to Regulion no brainer now?

      Have James, was planning on Alonso

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

        ??????
        Alonso plays Watford

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

        Why? Double won't be anytime soon

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

      Just seen Foster is out. Lovely juicy Sanchez points correcting my mess up. When your luck is in your luck is in.

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

      Absolutely fuming. I just came back on the back of poor back-to-back Gameweeks and thought this could have been THE Gameweek for Kane/Son. Farce.

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

        It's tough but you have to take it...

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

        That's four points down the drain.

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

          Better than nothing.

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

      Have Scarlett coming on for Kane. Brace incoming.

      1. Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Got better fixtures too 😉

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

      When Kane has dgw, salah will leave for afcon, everyone will have k

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

        Strong take

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

        Yeah should be a similar time.

        Kane hates a January DGW though.

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

        People will build toward it and he'll blank. I already have him, so at least no building to do 😉

        I'll probably have sold for Ron at that point ..

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

        Love your username.

    • GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Happy Christmas one and all to you and yours.

    • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I am already thinking of the Burnley Spurs DGW's Wood TC?

      Just thankful I only have Son out of the two I am sure there are people who Wildcarded who have Son/Kane/Regulion.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Anyone who got all three haven’t watched spurs play

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Haha - or else they are living on blind faith.

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

      Gives me an excuse to sell one of the double up atleast bye Son

    • Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Where the F is Foden. Expected him to be on the bench. Does he start midweek or should I get rid for Jota ?

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

        If he's recovered in time he might make the bench.

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

          Keep up eh

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

      I was likely heading out of the FFS cup in the first round. It was Rudiger and Kane plus 8 points vs James, Cancelo and Ronaldo.

      Now it looks like Rudiger plus 6 vs James, Cancelo and Ronaldo

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

      Was planning on going Kane (C) for GW14 but that was based on him and Spurs playing well today.

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

      Which is my best move here folks??!

      A- Foden to Son
      Or
      B- ESR to Bernardo(keep Foden,have a strong bench)

      Cheers!!!

    • jia you
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Foden, Kane & Cornet no shows with 1 point on bench from autosubs...I hate this game lol

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

        Evra snow cloud has a silver whining

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

        I feel sick. Foden, Reguilon and Kane. No points on the bench.

        1. jia you
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          sickening alright plus I took a -8, a season to forget already FPLwise

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

        A lot of FPL managers have spurs players, so the drop might not be so bad. Although unexpected results from games yet to play would help also. Then the drop in ranks might be even less bad.

      4. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Better than a Livramento 0 pointer

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rival has Sanchez and Williams coming in for Lloris and Son...

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

        Squad management.

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

          Mine has Alonso 3rd on bench coming on. Now THAT'S jam.

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

        Find him. And shout in his face.

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

        He is a good manager.

      4. FPL Pillars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Good on him

    • AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Classic fpl. 75% pure luck

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

        Wouldn't be investing time in something that's 75% luck, serious waste of time.

        1. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Well I play roulette as well so not so different

          1. Not again Shirley
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I like the roulette and fpl comparison. Lots of luck and patience being key.

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

      Well at least this postponement just gave me the win on my H2H...

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any comments on foden pre match by pep?

    • ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      So how many games are/will be called off?

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

        Just the one, today.

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

          Expected Kane to get at least a goal/assist but now I will have to live with 0 points from Livra.

    • Bleh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Livra’s 0 points coming on for Son then while rival has White’s 6. Pain.

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

      Is Foden likely to still be injured for midweek game?

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

      just waking up, why is it showing little arrows for Son and Kane in my team?!?!

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

      Toney & Vardy master class today please!

    • AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any news on whether Foden will be out for the next game too?

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

        No news on that.

    • Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      First time this season I haven't had a deep bench. Every week, I have agonised over who to bench.

      This week I decide to wait to get rid of Chilwell, Livra has Liverpool. Great timing for the postponement. FML.

      😆

      1. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        and I have Brownhill on the bench too.

        Lady Luck punishing me for me good start.

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

      What game you watching at 2pm?

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

        I want to watch the reception Ranieri gets but will likely switch to the city game then

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

        None of them now.... Maybe Brentford - Everton

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

        None I think , since only televised game shown here in my country got postponed. 🙂

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

          Oh good Man city one is shown instead I think.

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

      Bissouma 2 points in for Reguillon only but that game off helps me quite a bit actually

    • Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cornet higher up on my radar with a potential double gameweek on the horizon

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

        He'll be at AFCON for it, punishment as an owner

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

          Oooft, thank you. Forgot about this

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

        Yeah, I was planning Chillwell to Alonso but I am considering downgrading to Johnson to uograde Bissouma to Cornet