Roto Fantasy football allows you to create and name a football team, draft players from the premier league (once a player is chosen by a team in your league, he cannot be selected by another team) and go head to head each week against another team in your fantasy league. Your players will score you ‘game week points’ based on their real-life performances. If your players score you more ‘game week points’ than your opponent in that game week then you will win. Each result is treated the same as any football match with 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and no points for a loss.
There are two types of leagues you can join: public and private. Public leagues are open to anyone, while you must be invited to join a private league.
If you’ve been sent a link by a friend, simply click the link and you’ll be taken through process to create your team. Once you’ve confirmed your email address, you’ll be all set.
You can also create your team first. After you’ve logged in, hit “join a league” and enter your league’s code. Or if you’ve been invited to a league, simply click the green check mark in the invites box on your My Account page.
If you’re looking for a league to join, simply create your club, confirm your email, and login. You’ll be prompted to join or create a league. Select “Join Public League” and you’ll see the list of all of the public leagues that are open for registration, with a brief description of each.
We also offer two scoring methods to choose from: Points and Categories. Each method can be tailored your scoring to your exact preferences. Don’t think defenders’ goals should be worth more than forwards’ goals? Tweak to your heart’s content and come up with the perfect system for your league.
Wildly popular in fantasy basketball, hockey, and baseball, category scoring uses statistical categories to score matches. Each category (goals, passes completed, clean sheets, etc.) can be won, lost, or tied, and the team that wins more categories wins the match.
Category scoring places a premium on tactics and strategy, and though it’s less traditional than points scoring, it’s a really fun way to play the game.
Points scoring assigns point values to each statistic and the team that scores the most points wins the fantasy match. Points scoring is the more traditional scoring method and easier for beginners at fantasy Premier League.
We don’t want to tell you how to run your league! But since you asked, we’ve got an entire article describing the differences between our unique category scoring and the more traditional points method. See “Scoring – Points v. Categories”
We defer to Opta for all player positions. In reality, some players play multiple positions, switch positions over the course of a season, or play somewhere between the lines. For consistency’s sake, each player is given one position by Opta and that’s what we use. Sometimes a player’s position changes over the course of the season – for example James Milner started last season as a midfielder but was reclassified to a defender. On those rare occasions, the player will only be allowed to play his new position, but he’ll still get credit for the stats he accumulated at his old position. They will not retroactively changed.
All stats come from Opta, the industry leader in football data, and we defer to them for all decisions. While they occasionally make questionable decisions, we are users of the site ourselves and must therefore remove our subjectivity from the equation.
We do not award bonus points, but because you can customise nearly every football stat imaginable, this is not a necessity. By tweaking your scoring settings you can award the same stats in the official game’s “bonus points” formula.
The draft order is a “snake” pattern, meaning the order of the odd rounds is the opposite of the order of the even rounds. So first pick in the first round gets the last pick in the second round, first pick in the third round and last pick in the fourth. For example:
Round 1: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H
Round 2: H,G,F,E,D,C,B,A
Your league chairman can manually change the order of the snake or randomise it on your League Settings –> Draft page.
In order to add a player who is on waivers, you must place a winning bid during your league’s bidding period, using your fantasy transfer funds. All bids are processed on Thursday and the highest bid wins the player.
Free agents are players who have cleared waivers, meaning no manager has placed a bid on him during their weekly transfer window. Free agents may be added to your squad immediately for a transfer fee of £1M.
Each player is locked into their position at the kickoff of their EPL match. Players can be swapped in or out of your fantasy lineup right up until their match starts, but once a single player has played, your fantasy formation is locked.
When you create your team, you start with a two-week trial, with all features enabled. After that, you can subscribe to the site for just £1.50/month, or save a few quid by paying for an annual subscription (£12).
We hope you think we’re worth supporting for just £1.50 a month. But you can cancel your subscription at any time and play for free.
However, free accounts are limited to playing a 4-3-3 formation and will have auto-subs disabled. You’ll also be docked £10M in your transfer funds and lose access to live scoring on your Match Day page. Finally, you’ll see ads displayed on all pages. So yeah, why don’t you just subscribe? 😉
Yes, but only if your league has not drafted. Once your league drafts, the teams in your league are locked in. If someone abandons their team, their lineup and squad will remain as is. Please contact us if you need help with this?
We truly believe that Roto Premier League Fantasy Football is the ultimate fantasy football game out there and will make your football season the best one yet. We are the only fantasy game to have all of the following:
Customisable scoring – change what each footballing statistic is worth to suit your league.
Category scoring – If you fancy a more tactical approach to the season, why not try category scoring instead of point scoring.
Live real-time scoring – see how your team is getting on second by second as your player’s real life performance is happening.
Exciting and engaging transfer market – bid for your rival’s players, scout for hidden gems and battle to keep hold of your star striker the same way that premier league managers do.
Real life support – we know Roto is the best Fantasy Football site around but we are still just a small group of dedicated football fans who are on hand to personally handle your questions and reply to your tweets.
Roto Fantasy Football draft is not a draft auction but is based on the traditional ‘snake’ draft pattern. The order of the even rounds is the reverse of the odd rounds. For example, the manager who picks first in Round 1 picks last in Round 2, then first in Round 3 and last in Round 4. The order of the snake is randomly generated once all teams have been registered with the league, but it can also be modified by your league chairman.
Easy answer – As many as you like. In reality though you need to think about how much time you have to dedicate to each league and will your other leagues suffer because of this. Each league requires a different draft so you will just need to keep up to date of when these are. On the plus side, joining multiple leagues means you can have more time playing the best game on earth as well as expanding your knowledge of good players throughout the premier league.