Fantasy Football Glossary
There are a number of key words, phrases and abbreviations which are regularly used in the Fantasy Football community. Here is a Fantasy Football glossary of terms to help FPL managers understand what the phrases and words mean to ensure the very best understanding of the games.
When a substitute comes in to replace a non-starter from your chosen XI.
A low-owned player who many managers suddenly want to sign; a trend.
An FPL chip. For one Gameweek, all 15 of your squad will score points for you.
A player that fails to produce – whether it be a goal, assist or clean sheet.
A postponed or rearranged match denies a team any action in that Gameweek.
Bonus Points System. Awards player actions and is used to calculate final bonus points.
Each Gameweek, choose one player from your XI to score double points.
Strategic boosts for managers to deploy throughout the season: Wildcard (x2), Free Hit, Triple Captain, Bench Boost.
The goalkeeper/defender doesn’t concede a goal (FPL points if they play at least 60 minutes).
A player who has low ownership and could accelerate you up the rankings.
When a team plays twice in one Gameweek.
Effective Ownership (EO)
EO is the percentage of teams that are starting a player, plus the amount who captained him.
For budget management, an enabler is cheap and allows premium assets elsewhere.
Watching matches and using your view of the match to make Fantasy Football decisions.
An FPL chip. Unlimited transfers for a one-Gameweek squad, before it reverts back to normal.
Taking a Hit
After running out of free transfers, a manager can spend four points to make another.
In The Know (ITK)
An ‘In The Know’ source who claims to have secret information.
Out of Position (OOP)
Out-Of-Position. When the FPL website has listed a player as a defender/midfielder/forward, yet they appear to be used in another.
Expensive assets are the star players usually for the best Premier League teams.
Rate My Team (RMT)
Rate My Team is a tool on Fantasy Football Scout which managers use to see how their team is looking. It is also a Twitter terminology when a manager wants others to give their opinion.
Players who look set to start every match, avoiding rests and squad rotation.
A safe FPL squad full of highly-chosen players.
An FPL chip. For one Gameweek, choose a player from your XI to score triple points.
Beyond the main statistics (goals, assists, clean sheets), some lesser-known data can give a better indication of how a player is doing.
An FPL chip. Unlimited transfers to fix your squad, looking ahead to the future.
Expected goals (xG)
Expected Goals. A statistic that measures both the quantity and quality of shots, based on how often each is normally a goal.
Expected goals conceded (xGC)
Expected Goals Conceded. For a defence; the same number as the opposing team’s xG.