Rules - Standard Scoring System

Updated: April 29, 2008, 12:51 PM ET

In a standard league, the eight players on a team's active roster earn points based on the statistics they generate in actual NFL games. These fantasy points are added together for a weekly team score. Statistics from bench players do NOT earn fantasy points. The winner of an fantasy football game is the team with more points earned for the week (two weeks for playoff games). In the event that both you and your opponent accumulate the same number of points, a tie will be awarded. No playoff game can end in a tie (see the Playoffs page for more information).

Offense:
Quarterbacks (QB), Running Backs (RB), Wide Receivers (WR), Tight Ends (TE)

6 pts per rushing or receiving TD
6 pts for player returning kick/punt for TD
6 pts for player returning or recovering a fumble for TD
4 pts per passing TD
2 pts per rushing or receiving 2 pt conversion  (note: teams do not receive points
    for yardage gained during the conversion)

2 pts per passing 2 pt conversion
1 pt  per 10 yards rushing or receiving
1 pt  per 25 yards passing

Bonus Points
   2 pts per rushing or receiving TD of 40 yards or more
   2 pts per passing TD of 40 yards or more
   (note: the player must score a touchdown to score the points)
Penalty Points
   -2 pts per intercepted pass
   -2 pts per fumble lost

Kickers (K)
5 pts per 50+ yard FG made
4 pts per 40-49 yard FG made
3 pts per FG made, 39 yards or less
2 pts per rushing, passing, or receiving 2 pt conversion
1 pt  per Extra Point made
Penalty Points
   -2 pts per missed FG (0-39 yds)
   -1 pt  per missed FG (40-49 yds)
    (note: a missed FG includes any attempt that is blocked, deflected, etc.)

Defensive/Special Teams (D)

10 pts for 0 points allowed
7 pts for 2-6 points allowed
4 pts for 7-13 points allowed
1 pt  for 14-17 points allowed
0 pts for 18-21 points allowed  (note: team defense is responsible for all points allowed)
-1 pts for 22-27 points allowed
-4 pts for 28-34 points allowed
-7 pts for 35-45 points allowed
-10 pts for 46+ points allowed


3 pts per defensive or special teams TD
2 pts per interception
2 pts per fumble recovery (Note: includes a fumble by the opposing team out of the end zone)
2 pts per blocked punt, PAT, or FG (Note: a deflected kick of any kind does not receive points)
2 pts per safety
1 pt  per sack