Default league settings, scoring, and stats 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

League type: Head-to-Head
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
Playoffs: Week 15 & 16
(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), 1 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 only)

Public Leagues limit the number of players you can draft per position. This does not apply in Private Leagues.

  • DEF: 4
  • QB: 4
  • RB: 6
  • WR: 7
  • TE: 4
  • K: 4