Scoring

Fantasy Football Definition of "Scoring"

As with most things related to FF, scoring systems differ between leagues so widely that it is difficult to say "THIS is how FF is scored."

The following "traditional" scoring method assumes, for instance, that your league uses a team defense and not individual defensive players. It also assumes that special teams points are scored along with the offensive points -- another assumption that is not necessarily always the case.

However, look at this scoring system for a general idea about how most fantasy football leagues view the value of different plays.

Offense Scoring

  • 6 points: Touchdowns
  • 7 points: Touchdowns 30-39 yards
  • 8 points: Touchdowns 40-49 yards
  • 9 Points: Touchdowns 50+ yards
  • 2 points: Two-point conversions

Passing Scoring

  • 1 point: Every 30 yards passing
  • 4 bonus points: For 300-399 yards
  • 8 bonus points: For 400+ yards

Rushing Scoring

  • 1 point: Every 10 yards rushing
  • 4 bonus points: For 125-174 yards
  • 8 bonus points: For rushing 175+ yards

Receiving Scoring

  • 1 point: Every 10 yards receiving
  • 4 bonus points: For 125-174 yards
  • 8 bonus points: For 175+ yards
  • 1 point: Each Reception
  • 4 bonus points: For 10 receptions

Kicking Scoring

  • 5 points: Field Goal
  • 7 points: Field Goals 40-49 yards
  • 10 points: Field Goals 50+ yards
  • 1 point: Point After (PAT)

Defense Scoring

  • 6 points: Touchdowns
  • 7 points: Touchdowns 30-39 yards
  • 8 points: Touchdowns 40-49 yards
  • 9 Points: Touchdowns 50+ yards
  • 2 points: Safeties
  • 2 points: Interceptions
  • 2 points: Turnover Fumble Recoveries
  • 2 points: Field Goals Blocked
  • 2 points: PAT's Blocked
  • 2 points: Kicks Blocked
  • 1 point: Quarterback Sacks

Yardage Allowed

  • 20 points: Gave up 0-150 yards
  • 12 points: Gave up 151-200 yards
  • 8 points: Gave up 201-250 yards
  • 4 points: Gave up 251-300 yards

Points Allowed

  • 20 points: Shutout
  • 12 points: Gave up 2-7 points
  • 8 points: Gave up 8-14 points
  • 4 points: Gave up 15-24 points

There are many other methods of scoring. There is the IDP system in which individual defensive players stats also count toward your fantasy points. There are leagues that only count offensive TDs, taking some of the emphasis away from typically high scoring RBs. There are many alternative scoring methods, so you should spend some time looking for a league that uses the rules matching the kind of game you want to play.

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