Originally created solely as an NFL predictions game in America, Fantasy Football is now a weekly activity for fans of football in the UK, and it’s an interesting way of spicing up even the dullest of Premier League fixtures. All you need in order to play Fantasy Football is to pick a football division you’re the most knowledgeable on, find a league to join, and select fifteen players that you think have the most chance of making an impact in the next gameweek.
Working out how best to approach Fantasy Football can be difficult but there are loads of methods which heighten your chances of taking the top spot in your chosen league. There are some websites which offer their own Fantasy Football Tips, with FootyAccumulators being a shining example, as they regularly provide thoughts on the upcoming gameweek in a page exclusively covering the free-to-play game.
Fantasy Football Tips
When you’re trying to pick a squad of players, it can be hard to work out exactly what you’re looking for. In Soccer Saturday Super 6, you’re predicting the match result in six selected football fixtures and in BetVictor’s Golden Goal, you’re guessing when the first goal will be scored, who will score it, and what the final score will be in a selected match. Fantasy Football is just as exciting but arguably needs even more thought, as you have any and all players at your disposal.
The best way to kick off is by looking at the upcoming football matches taking place and working out who is likely to make an impact. For instance, if one of the strongest sides in the Premier League are playing one of the weakest, selecting the stronger side’s main striker would make a lot of sense as it could be their easiest chance of scoring throughout the entire football season. The same can be said for defenders and goalkeepers who are coming up against weak attacking sides.
Points come from goals scored, the way goals are scored, assists, clean sheets, substitute appearances and minutes played, with points being deducted for yellow cards, red cards, missed penalties and conceded goals.
Gaining more points on Fantasy Premier League
Other opportunities to increase the number of points you receive in a gameweek are determined by additional features like:
Wildcard – This feature allows Fantasy Premier League players to completely alter their squad on two occasions throughout the season.
Free Hit – Similarly to Wildcard, this is a chance to alter the players you have in your squad but with the exception of it only taking effect for one gameweek. After the games are played, your team will revert back to how it was before you played the Free Hit chip.
Bench Boost – As one of the rules of Fantasy Football has any players on the bench not earning any points they might receive, this is a chance to have those points included, which can be extremely useful if every player you have makes a big impact.
Triple Captain – Used primarily for goalscoring strikers against weaker sides, the Triple Captain feature is something every Fantasy Premier League player holds onto until the perfect moment. It allows your captain to gain three times the amount of points he gets in that selected gameweek, and it makes a big difference with your stature in the table.