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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: 8
  • TE: 4
  • K: 4