The Basics of FanDuel College Football Rules and Scoring

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With DraftKings and FanDuel both offering daily fantasy sports contests for college football for the first time in a couple years, it’s an even better time to be a college football fan.

Last month, we went over DraftKings college football scoring and rules for DraftKings. Now it’s time to look at what is available for FanDuel’s college football contests.

Who can play FanDuel college football contests?

Before investing yourself too much into FanDuel college football, it’s important to check that you are eligible to play college football contests on the site. Sure, you may have a functioning account on FanDuel, but users from some states are not permitted to play college football DFS due to laws or regulations against playing DFS for amateur or college sports.

In fact, while there are nine states that are now allowed to play on FanDuel, there are around two dozen states where you are not eligible to play college football DFS:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington.

If your state is not on this list, you’re ready to play daily fantasy college football.

FanDuel College Football styles and contests

FanDuel offers two different styles for their college football contests, one with a full roster and another that employs a simplified roster on single games.

Full Roster – A traditional form of DFS, FanDuel’s full roster college football games require players to draft their roster for seven positions: 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, three wide receivers and 1 super flex. The goal is to draft the best lineup possible while staying under the $60,000 salary cap. The contests have removed kickers and team defense in favor of a super flex position which allows a user to fill the spot with any position.

Single Game – FanDuel single-game contests for college football comprise of players from a single game, which leads to smaller rosters and simplified roster construction. FanDuel users draft 5 Flex positions which include an MVP position. This position scores at 1.5 the normal rate of points. Each of the flex positions for single-game contests can consist of any position (QB, RB, WR or TE)

Within each contest style, FanDuel offers the standard selection of contest types: tournaments, multipliers, head to head, leagues and 50/50s. Beat the Score contests are not available for FanDuel college football contests.

FanDuel College Football scoring

College football scoring at FanDuel is relatively straightforward with categories that should be familiar to fantasy sports players. FanDuel college football scoring applies to both Full Roster and Single Game contests. Again, remember that in single game contests, an MVG earns 1.5 the normal rate of the points detailed below.

FanDuel College Football Scoring
Rushing yards0.10 per yard
Rushing touchdown6
Passing yards0.04 per yard
Passing touchdown4
Receiving yards0.10 per yard
Receiving Touchdown6
Kickoff return touchdown6
Punt return touchdown6
Fumble lost-2
Own fumble recovered touchdown6
2 point conversions scored2
2 point conversions passed2
Field goal (0-39 yards)3
Field goal (40-49 yards)4
Field goal (50+ yards)5
Extra point conversion1