Official Rules & Scoring
Below you’ll find the official rules and scoring for all contests on the FantasyStand.com website.
Score Threshold Gameplay
Applicable to all contests found in the lobby.
A user participates in a fantasy contest by:
- Viewing contest(s) in the lobby
- Joining a free or paid-entry contest from the lobby
- Assembling a valid team of players within the salary cap (or) from the tiers of pickem players
For NFL salary cap contests, a user is required to pick (1) QB, (2) RBs, (3) WRs, (1) TE, (1) FLEX, and (1) DEF all while staying at or under the salary cap.
For NBA salary cap contests, a user is required to pick (2) SG, (2) PG, (2) SF, (2) PF, and (1) C all while staying at or under the salary cap.
For pickem contests, a user must pick 1 player from each tier they are presented with.
Upon making their selections, the user submits their picks and officially joins the contest. At the conclusion of each contest (when all associated sporting events finish) winners will be determined by seeing who met the score threshold and the highest scorer will be the primary winner.
Editing / Changing Picks
For our standard gameplay, users can change out their picks at any time prior to the start of the sporting event the athlete is associated with. This is based on data from our data provider and largely locks/ends at roughly a couple of minutes before a game starts. For example, 12:55PM for a 1:00PM scheduled game.
Viewing Other User’s Picks
All picks are 100% private prior to a contest locking. Nobody can see each other’s picks. When the contest begins, athletes that are “locked” with their events now running become viewable by everyone. As additional athletes have their games start, they too become viewable. Thus, athlete ownership data is private until their individual event begins and the athlete is locked in.
Contests on FantasyStand are currently set for (1 day) or (1 week) where winner(s) are always declared based on the performance of the athletes in each contest.
NFL week = Tuesday thru Monday
(so TNF, Saturday games, Sunday games, and MNF are included)
NBA contests are daily only.
There must be a minimum of (2) games on a slate in order for contests to be available. FantasyStand does not have “single game fantasy” options due to legal implications, the balance of skill desired, and for diversity in user picks.
A user must pick athletes from at least (2) separate games so that they cannot “stack a lineup” where they choose players all from one team or event.
For purposes of defensive scoring, points allowed are calculated as:
6 * (Rushing TD + Receiving TD + Own fumbles recovered for TD ) + 2 * (Two point conversions) + 1 Extra points + 3 * (Field Goals)
The only tie-breaker that is applicable is when 2 or more users finish in a tie for the grand prize. This is the case because the goal is to simply reach a scoring threshold to win. It does not matter how many users do or do not meet the threshold. For example:
In this scenario, 1st and 2nd place tied so each would receive 50% of the grand prize.
Official Sports Data
All contest results are 100% based on the data we get from our data provider, MySportsFeeds.com. Game data respects the entire duration of the game (all quarters including any overtime) where statistics are earned by the athlete.
FantasyStand lets you join a single contest with multiple entries. Look for the icon associated with a contest to determine if you can pick more than once.
FantasyStand has contests that automatically expire and refund your entry fee if they do not fill, and also has contests that are marked as guaranteed. Look for the icon associated with a contest to determine if it is guaranteed, meaning it will run no matter what.
Refunds and Contest Withdrawals
You are able to remove yourself from any contest by visiting the “Upcoming Contests” screen. Your buy-in will be refunded automatically. Upon a contest filling (or locking once full), you are no longer eligible to remove yourself. There are no refunds of any kind. Should a contest fail to run, or if a contest is deleted by the admin, you will be automatically refunded your entry free.