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Fantasy Football League Scoring

How are Points Calculated?

Each week in your Fantasy Football League you will be competing head to head, trying to outscore your opponent. Each Fantasy Football League will have a Point Scoring System. Point calculations will vary based on which site you are using to host your league. The overall idea is obviously the same on all the sites, but the points awarded for certain scenarios will be different. All leagues have a default scoring system, but some also allow league commissioners to make changes and create their own custom scoring system.

Who Can Score Points?

Each week you will choose a starting lineup, which again may vary slightly based on which site is hosting your league. Below is an example from ESPN of how many players per position will be in your starting lineup. Each player in your starting lineup can score points, a player on your bench will not accumulate any points for the week.

Quarterback (QB) 1
Running Back (RB) 2
Flex (RB/WR/TE) 1
Wide Receiver (WR) 2
Tight End (TE) 1
Team Defense/Special Teams (D/ST) 1
Place-Kicker (K) 1
Bench (BE) 7

When are Points Scored?

Players score points based on their statistics for the game. For example a Quarterback is awarded 4 Points for each touchdown thrown and an additional 1 point for every 25 passing yards. They will also lose a point for each interception thrown.

Running Backs and Receivers are awarded points for number of yards, touchdowns ect.. and loses points for fumbles.

The kicker will score points for both extra points and field goals made. The extra points are typically 1 point each and field goal point values will vary based on the distance of the kick.

Your defense can accumulate points by creating turnovers, blocking kicks, scoring touchdowns and there is also a point scale for the number of points the defense gives up. The defense will typically lose points for allowing too many points scored.

Winning Your Game

So, assuming you are in a head-to-head league, you will simply total up all points scored by your starting lineup for the week. If your point total is more than your opponents, you will mark one up in the win column.