Default league settings in Fantasy Football

These are the default settings used when joining a Public League or creating a Private League. Commissioners of Private Leagues have the option to adjust the settings their league uses.

Default league settings

Scoring type:Head-to-Head Points
Teams in a league:10
Maximum roster size:15
Maximum player acquisitions:No maximum
Maximum trades:No maximum
Trade rejection time:2 days
Trade deadline:Review the important dates for this season.
Waiver period:2 days
Waiver type:Continual rolling list
Weekly waivers:Game Time - Tuesday
Allow injured players from waivers or free agents to be added directly to injury slot:Yes
Playoffs:Week 16 & 17
(4 teams; 4 in consolation)
Bye weeks:None
League Pick'em:Yes
Fractional yardage points:Yes
Negative points:Yes
Starting roster:1 QB; 2 WR; 2 RB; 1 TE; 1 Flex; 1 K; 1 DEF/ST
Bench:6 players (any position), 2 IR

When you see a negative number in the points list, it means that points are removed from a player’s total for that play.

Kicking statistics and scoring points

Field goal 0-19 yards:3 points
Field goal 20-29 yards:3 points
Field goal 30-39 yards:3 points
Field goal 40-49 yards:4 points
Field goal 50+ yards:5 points
Each extra point:1 point

Offensive statistics and scoring points

Each reception:0.5 points
Every 25 passing yards:1 point
Each passing TD:4 points
Each interception thrown:-1 points
Every 10 rushing yards:1 point
Each rushing TD:6 points
Every 10 receiving yards:1 point
Each receiving TD:6 points
Each return TD:6 points
Each Off Fum Ret TD:6 points
Each 2-point conversion:2 points
Each fumble lost:-2 points

Defensive statistics and scoring points

Each sack:1 point
Each interception:2 points
Each fumble recovery:2 points
Each touchdown:6 points
Each safety:2 points
Each blocked kick:2 points
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns:6 points
Shutout:10 points
1-6 points allowed:7 points
7-13 points allowed:4 points
14-20 points allowed:1 point
21-27 points allowed:0 points
28-34 points allowed:-1 points
35+ points allowed:-4 points

Draft position limits

Public Leagues limit the number of players you can draft per position by default. These draft position limits aren't default in Private Leagues but Commissioners can customize draft position limits.  

  • DEF: 4
  • QB: 4
  • RB: 6
  • WR: 8
  • TE: 4
  • K: 4