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Projected Scoring

To assist with our pre-draft rankings, we include a Projected Score value for each player in the post-season. This value accounts for each player's regular season statistics, category values, round multipliers, and projected games (by team seed). We exclude from the projections those players who are injured and out for the year, as well as those players who have appeared in a miniscule number of games in the regular season.


Scoring Options

Fantasy points are awarded based on how well players perform in each of the statistical categories a league is tracking. Players accumulate more points based on how long their team survives in the playoffs. Scoring is influenced by a number of factors:
  • League Format: Commissioners have the option to select 'Total Points', 'Head-to-Head Total Points', 'Head-to-Head Categories', or a 'Rotisserie' format (options vary by sport). For more details, please see the 'Winning the Game' section within each sport's 'Rules' from the Help menu.

  • Scoring Format: For Baseball, Hockey, and Pro Basketball, commissioners have the option to select between either a 'Cumulative Totals' or 'Averages' scoring format:
    • Cumulative Totals: With a 'Cumulative Totals' format, player performance is summed (round by round in a Total Points format, or week by week in a Head-to-Head format).

    • Averages: With an 'Averages' format, player performance is averaged (round by round in a Total Points format, or week by week in a Head-to-Head format). Note: Any non-performance does not factor into scoring. For example, if a player pitches in Game 1 but not Game 2, only the Game 1 numbers are factored into the average.

  • Count All Games: For 'Total Points' leagues only (Baseball, Hockey, and Pro Basketball only), commissioners have the option of recognizing fantasy points for all games in a series, or only a player's best 4 of 7 games. For example, if a series went 4 games, the players on these teams would have four games worth of fantasy scores in either setting. However, if the series were to go 6 games, 6 games worth of scores would accumulate in the 'Count All Games' setting, but only a player's 4 best scores would count in the alternate setting (the other 2 scores would be thrown out). For the Division Series in Baseball, the same is true but for only the best 3 of 5 games. Note: The option is intended to avoid penalizing players on teams that sweep.

  • Full Lineup Required: Fantasy Postseason has a hidden option to require each manager to field full rosters; if set to Yes, a manager MUST have a full roster to accumulate fantasy points. If a manager has one or more empty roster slots, no fantasy points will be generated. If interested in this option, please contact admin@fantasypostseason.com.

  • Per Player Multipliers: Commissioners have the option to implement player scoring adjustments. If they do, a player's performance can be worth more (or less) than other players on a team manager's roster. For example, this option can be used to provide rookies with a 50% scoring bonus by adjusting the scoring multiplier to 1.5. Note: The 'Per Player Multipliers' should not be set to zero. A zero means scores for that player do not count.

  • Per Round Multipliers: Commissioners have the option to implement round scoring adjustments. For example, a player's performance in the final round could be worth exponentially more than his performance in the first round. Note: The 'Per Round Multipliers' should not be set to zero. A zero means scores for that round do not count.

  • Per Player Scoring Adjustments: Commissioners have the option to manually adjust scoring by team and player.

  • Per Team Multipliers: Commissioners have the option to implement team scoring adjustments. If they do, a player's performance on a particular team can be worth more (or less) than other players on a team manager's roster. For example, this option can be used to provide players on a low-seeded team with a 50% scoring bonus by adjusting the scoring multiplier to 1.5. Note: The 'Per Team Multipliers' should not be set to zero. A zero means scores for players on that team do not count.

  • Player Starts: Commissioners have the option to limit the number of times a player can start for a manager. As opposed to an unlimited number of starts, players can be limited to starting only a certain number of times for a manager during the playoffs. Note: When a manager trades a player to a new manager, the new manager receives the full complement of starts (if they have never owned that player before). If a manager trades or re-adds a player previously owned, the manager does not receive a full complement of starts - the # of starts utilized from previous ownership counts against that total.

  • Category Scoring: Commissioners have the option to change the value of each scoring category from their defaults to a range between 20 and -20. Note: Categories that are set to 0 will not be tracked.
Important Note: Fantasy points are only awarded to players that are on a manager's roster (and not on the bench) prior to a team's scheduled game. At that time, all players on that team will be locked - the duration of which is dependent upon the league's free agency settings. Please see the 'Free Agency' section for more details.

Scoring Menu

The following options are available on the Scoring menu post-draft:
  • By the Numbers: Used to view key scoring statistics. Note: Not available in 'Pick One Daily' leagues.

  • H2H Matchup Details: Used to view matchup details for 'Head-to-Head' leagues. Note: Not available in 'Pick One Daily' leagues.

  • Leading Scorers: Used to view the league's top performing players.

  • My Team Live: Used to monitor player performance on the current day.

  • Per Game Day Scoring: Available for 'Pick One Daily' leagues only - optimal scoring view for leagues with hidden rosters.

  • Per Game Scoring: Used to view scoring details by game.

  • Per Manager Scoring: Used to view summarized scoring by manager (by player and round).

  • Per Team Scoring: Used to view scoring details by team.

  • Round Leaders: Used to view leading managers by round.

  • Scheduled Games: Used to view upcoming games by day.

  • Scoring Corrections: Used to view all player scoring updates that occur after the initial results are finalized.

  • Show Used Players: Used to view scoring by player for leagues that limit starts. Note: Not available in 'Pick One Daily' leagues.


Scoring Issues

Please report any issues to admin@fantasypostseason.com with the League ID and detailed description of the issue. In the event that a change is required, we will apply the correction as soon as possible. These statistics may vary from site to site and our policy is to rely upon the statistics served by our statistics provider.