SCORESHEET FANTASY FOOTBALL: HOW A GAME IS PLAYED

SCORING SYSTEM

Points are scored as follows:

 Offensive Players  Defensive Players  Kickers
 0.04 Passing Yard  0.44 LB/DB Tackle  3.00 Field Goal
 0.20 Completion  0.22 LB/DB Assist –0.30  50+ Attempt
 1.00 Passing TD  0.60 DL Tackle –1.00  40-49 Attempt
–0.24 Passing Attempt  0.30 DL Assist –1.70  30-39 Attempt
–1.20 Interception  1.00 Sack –2.40  17-29 Attempt
 0.07 Rushing Yard  0.50 Stuff  1.00 Extra Point
 1.75 Rushing TD  1.50 Interception –0.90 EP Attempt
–0.15 Rushing Attempt  0.06 Int Ret Yard  Kick Return Teams
 0.04 Receiving Yard  1.00 Int Ret TD  0.06 Yard
 0.20 WR/TE/QB Reception  1.50 Forced Fumble   1.00 Touchdown
 0.10 RB Reception  0.75 Fumble Recovery  –1.00 KO Ret Attempt
 1.00 Receiving TD  0.03 Fumble Ret Yard  –0.30 P Ret Attempt
–1.50 Fumble Lost  0.50 Fumble Ret TD  2.00 P or FG Block
 0.20 Pass 2-pt. Conv. –1.00 Pass Intf. Pen.  
 0.35 Rush 2-pt. Conv.  Punters
 0.20 Rec. 2-pt. Conv.  0.04 Yard
 0.60 Inside 20
 –1.56 Attempt

Example:

If your field goal kicker tries one field goal of 33 yards and makes it, and he is 2 for 2 on extra points, he has earned 1.5 points for you (3.00 for the made field goal; plus 2.00 points for the 2 extra points; minus 1.70 for the 30+ yard attempt; minus 0.90 for each extra point attempted). Another example: if a RB gains 80 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown, and gains 15 receiving yards on two catches, he has earned 5.15 points (5.6 points for the rushing yards; plus 1.75 points for a rushing TD; minus 3.0 points for 20 attempts at a cost of 0.15 points per attempt; plus 0.6 points for the receiving yards; plus 0.2 for the 2 receptions). For receptions, running backs get 0.10 for each catch, and all other offensive players get 0.20 for each catch. Similarly for defensive players, each tackle is worth 0.60 if made by a defensive lineman, and 0.44 if made by a linebacker or defensive back. Also, if a kick/punt is not attempted to be returned (e.g. a kick/punt goes out of bounds, out of the end zone, a touchback occurs, a fair catche is made, an onside kick that is not attempted to be advanced), a return attempt is not charged for that play.

NOTE: Players can only be listed on your depth chart at the position in which we listed them on the Scoresheet player lists. Also, offensive players can not score defensive points, and defensive players can not score offensive points. For example, if a player who is listed at defensive back on our player list plays some snaps at WR in the NFL this year, any offensive points will NOT count for you - he only earns Scoresheet points in the defensive category. Otherwise, it would be like you were playing an extra guy on offense! Further, individual players do not score points for what they do on kick return teams - it is the return team which earns the points. For example, Percy Harvin only earns points for what he does on offense - he does not earn Scoresheet points for what he does on special teams (his NFL Kick Return Team receives those points).

In each week's Scoresheet Fantasy Football game, a team's final score is obtained from the total of its offense (QB, RB(s), WRs, TE(s), K, P and KRT); minus the total of its opponent's defense (2 DL, 2 LB and 2 DB). Scoresheet then adds 15 points to each team's total to avoid having negative scores. The team with the higher score wins! Once games are played, the results are final.

How Backups Work

Scoresheet has rules built into the football program which have been established to facilitate automatic replacement of injured players, or players whose teams are on a bye that week. The final selection of players for given positions for a particular week is determined as follows:

If your starting QB has less than 12 scoring plays (pass attempts plus rushes), your first listed backup QB who has at least 12 pass attempts plus rushes will be played. Exception: the highest listed QB on your depth chart that qualifies with 12 scoring plays will always play, regardless of whether another QB on your team scores more points than any higher-listed QB. This works the same for all positions. These 'qualifying rules' are designed to help you by automatically replacing injured players! However, a non-qualified starter (without enough plays to qualify) that gets zero points does NOT play over a qualified backup (enough plays to qualify) with negative points. Otherwise, team owners could purposely write in starters they know won't play - a guy who is injured or on a bye - and know that the worst they could get is zero at that position. If no player on your depth chart qualifies at their respective position (has enough Scoresheet scoring plays), Scoresheet will use your first (highest) player listed who scores any points at that position. If none of your players score at a particular position, you will receive zero points at that position. If a player you have listed as a starter plays enough to qualify, he'll be used even if he scores less than backups you've listed behind him. Your coaching decisions DO matter!

Minimum Plays to Qualify by Position:

  • QB = 12 pass attempts and/or rushes
  • RB = 5 rushes and/or receptions
  • WR/TE = 1 reception
  • LB/DL/DB = any "non-zero" statistic
  • K/P/KRT = any "non-zero" statistic

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