Fantasy Football Scoring & Point System Calculations  
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Fantasy Football Scoring & Point System Calculations


There are various scoring calculations for fantasy football, and many are dependent on the type of league you are playing in. Many leagues now allow you to create your own scoring formula which can make for an almost endless list of scoring calculations. Below are some of the more common fantasy football formulas:

Standard Scoring Formula:
6 pts for each Rushing TD
6 pts for each Receiving TD
3 pts for each Passing TD
3 pts for each Field Goal
1 pt for each Extra Point
1 pt for every 20 yards passing
1 pt for every 10 yards rushing
1 pt for every 20 yards receiving
*Some leagues also award 1 pt for every reception made

Some scoring formulas also have a performance criteria added which award bonus points for a longer scoring play:
2 pts for a rushing or receiving TD of 40 yards or more
2 pts for a passing TD of 40 yards or more
2 pts for each 50+ yard FG made
1 pt for each 40-49 yard FG made
2 pts for each rushing, passing, or receiving 2 pt conversion

Certain formulas also subtract points for some statistics:
minus 2 pts for each intercepted pass minus 2 pts for each fumble lost minus pts for each missed FG (0-39 yds) minus 1 pt for each missed FG (40-49 yds)

There may also be points awarded or subtracted based on the Defensive/Special Teams performance:
Defense:
10 pts for a shutout
7 pts if defense allows 2-6 points
4 pts if defense allows 7-13 points
1 pt if defense allows 14-17 points
minus 1 pt if defense allows 22-27 points
minus 4 pts if defense allows 28-34 points
minus 7 pts if defense allows 35-45 points
minus 10 pts if defense allows 46+ points
3 pts for a defensive TD
2 pts for each interception
2 pts for each fumble recovery
2 pts for each safety
2 pts for each sack
Special Teams:
3 pts for each special teams TD
2 pts for each blocked punt, PAT or FG
*If you select individual defensive players, points may be awarded for tackles as well.

The scoring formula can have a huge impact on the outcome of a fantasy football league, which is why it is critical that you completely understand the scoring formula of your league prior to selecting your fantasy team. You want to ensure that the players you choose do very well in the statistics being used to calculate the fantasy points.