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Fantasy Football – Rules and scoring on W Fansports

This post explains the Fantasy Football – Rules and scoring: Substitutes, Transfers and details about the scoring rules and point attribution.

Before going into all details make sure to read the Football DFS Strategy Guide

Style of play 

On W Fansports we have three types of formations in our football tournament.

Normal, 11 players plus substitutes (default one)

Formations to choose from: 5-4-1, 5-3-2, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 5-2-3

Six-A-Side, 6 players plus substitutes (default one)

Formations to choose from: 2-2-1, 2-1-2, 1-2-2

Five-A-Side, 5 players plus substitutes (default one) 

Formations to choose from: 2-1-1, 1-2-1, 1-1-2

The formations can all be created in different forms but you need at least one player in every position. In the season-long tournaments, the formats are pretty much the same except more substitutes are usually possible.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies

How are Substitutes

If your first choice goalie doesn’t play in his match, he will be replaced with the goalkeeper substitute and if by any chance the backup keeper doesn’t play, no substitutions will be made.

For the outfield-players, they will be automatically substituted with the players on the bench if the form is still accurate. For example, if you choose to play a 4-3-3 formation, you will have 1 defender and 2 midfielders on the bench. For example, if your defenders don’t play and all of your benched players, the system will change just two of your defenders on the bench and the best-ranked midfielder.

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal at San Siro


In the multiple-gameweek competitions on W Fansports (tournaments that overlap more than one gameweek), transfers will be allowed. The amount of free transfers may change, but in regular tournaments, you are allowed to make one transfer per gameweek. If you build a private tournament or challenge, then it is possible to pick your own number of free transfers.

Point System

W Fansports gets points for the football players throughout the game with live feeds from the stat provider “sportyman”, during and up until right after each match. The points are handed based on the player’s achievement on the pitch.

Sportyman will check all the stats right after the game before concluding the points. All the points during the games are decided during full-time. Matches that go to extra-time or penalties will only be added for Supercups or play-of-rounds of the World Cup and Champions League.

Find the actual Scoring Rules in the Support Center

Player plays at least 1 second1 point
A player who plays at least 60 minutes1 point
Midfielder or attacker plays the full match (started and not subbed)1 point
Goalkeeper or defender keeps a clean sheet*4 points
Goalkeeper makes 3 saves1 point
Midfielder keeps a clean sheet*1 point
Goalkeeper scores a goal8 points
Defender scores a goal6 points
Midfielder scores a goal5 points
Attacker scores a goal4 points
Assist or Fantasy Assist3 points
Own goal-2 points
Cause a penalty kick-2 points
Cause a freekick that leads to a direct shot goal-2 points
Penalty miss-2 points
Keeper saves a penalty kick5 points
Yellow Card-1 point
Red card-3 points
Players team wins the period he is on the pitch1 point
Players team loses the period he is on the pitch-1 point
Keeper or Defender Concede 2 goals-1 point
Scores a goal in a penalty shootout1 point
Penalty miss in a penalty shootout-1 point
Goalkeeper saves in a penalty shootout2 points

*CLEAN SHEET is only awarded after Extra time is completed if the player has played more than 60 minutes.

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