What is My Bachelor Fantasy?
This is a unique and fun, true fantasy football style Bachelor/Bachelorette Fantasy League. I handle scoring and tallying all the points, so commissioners should just check this site each week to update point standings for their leagues. This format will be a bit different (and in my opinion superior) to other fantasy platforms due to:
- The number of categories in which contestants can earn points – we have lots of them!
- The draft methodology – we recommend a true draft where each contestant can only be on 1 team (more similar to a true fantasy league vs everyone picking the same favorites)
- Minimal time commitment -The only necessary action from your league members is drafting their team, no weekly updates are necessary. After that, your league can be as engaged or hands off as they choose
Gather your friends, family, or coworkers and assemble a league! Fantasy leagues of 8 or fewer generally work best, but you can make it work no matter the size. Select a commissioner (administrative leader), schedule a draft, and fight for the contests who posses the most scoring potential. That’s it! Now sit back with a tall glass of wine and enjoy The Most Dramatic Season Yet!
When to Draft:
- Between Episodes 1 and 2 (Recommended): Since several contestants are eliminated on the first night, I’ve found it’s best to draft using the remaining contestants going into Episode 2. This also means you’ll get a chance to meet all the contestants on night one before drafting
- Prior to Episode 1: You can use the ABC published contestant bios to help you draft. This is a good option for huge leagues, as there will be more contestants in the draft pool
- Mid-Season: You can start a league at any point in the season! Just draft based on which contestants are remaining at the time and start tallying points the first week after your draft. You can still use our provided points spreadsheets, just delete points for pre-draft weeks
How to Draft:
- Gather your friends for an in-person draft, draft live virtually (group text or FB messenger work well), or have each player send a ranked list of contestants to the commissioner and the commissioner can handle the draft
- Most leagues use a snake draft: Commissioner draws random draft order (assign each person a number, then draw numbers randomly to determine draft order). Start drafting in order with the first pick, then snake backwards so the person with the final pick of the 1st round gets the first pick of the 2nd round. For example a league with 7 teams and 21 available contestants would use the draft order below:
- Round 1: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
- Round 2: 7,6,5,4,3,2,1
- Round 3: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
- Once a contestant is chosen they are no longer available to be drafted (no duplicates)
- In my experience, this type of draft leads a very engaging season. It increases competition, since only one team can draft the Jordan Rodgers type frontrunner of the season, and it ensures somebody in the league will be rooting for each and every contestant. Sometimes the last round picks go way farther than expected (ahem, Eric from Rachel’s season)
- If this isn’t your style, choose any draft format you would like! No matter what you choose, you can still use this site for scoring
Role of Commissioner:
Commissioners should check the Weekly Points page each week for contestant point totals. For each Monday episode, scores will be posted by no later than the following Friday. Download the excel score sheet from each week’s post to make scoring a breeze! Send an update to your league each week with the point totals so everyone knows how their team is doing; this is also the perfect avenue for smack talk, engagement predictions, discussion of trades, etc.
- Select a prize for the winning team! The obvious choice is $$, but passing around a trophy is fun as well (My league has a crown made of felt roses)
- Have each player/team create a Team Name
- Allow mid-season trades between teams. If there are a few contestants left after the draft, allow them to be traded from the bench
- Select your own wildcard point categories as a league each week