Have you ever sat on a rainy day and solved a puzzle? Well, that is what fantasy premier league all about. Putting together a puzzle! You need to assemble your online football team and play.
The fundamentals of fantasy football games are the same at all places
- Form your squad of football players.
- The players each collect points based on their performances in games which contribute to your team’s overall score.
- The fantasy team with the maximum points in the scoreboard at the end of the match wins the fantasy league.
In almost all fantasy football league, players are given a budget of 100 credits with which to buy players. The cumulative value of the squad must not exceed this budget. This ensures that fantasy users cannot simply cherry pick all the best and most expensive players, instead of relying on their judgment to select a few cheaper alternatives.
Fantasy games often differ when it comes to squad size, but one of the most popular in the world as we know is the fantasy football and in this sport, players must build a squad consisting of:
- 1 goalkeeper
- 3 – 5 defenders
- 3 – 5 midfielders
- 1 – 3 strikers
Once a fantasy player has chosen a squad, they must choose a formation for the opening round of league fixtures. In most online football games, players are allowed to alter their formation throughout the match.
Selecting a Team
Before each round of fixtures throughout the match, fantasy players must select their playing dream 11, in the process deciding which players will be left on the bench, meaning they will not score points.
It is recommended to check the rules before selecting players for your squad.
Points are normally awarded for:
- Playing in a match
- Playing a large proportion of a match
- Clean Sheets
- Shots saved by a goalkeeper
- Penalty saves
Points are generally deducted for:
- Penalty misses
- Goals conceded
- Yellow cards
- Red cards
- Own goals
Players must choose a captain and a vice-captain each game. Your captain scores 2x point and vice-captain scores 1.5x points.
Players compete in an overall league, and the team with the most points at the end of the match wins. Players are also able to set up mini leagues with friends and colleagues. Such leagues can ensure that interest remains high right through the match, even if players are well off the pace in the overall race.
In most games, there are cash prizes for the owner of the team who finishes top at the end of the match. The prize is likely to be more considerable if players have to pay a fee to enter. The runner-up team owners are also liable to win a good percentage of cash prizes.
Enjoy reading and playing fantasy Sports!