What is Omnifantasy?

Welcome to Omnifantasy, the fantasy sports contest for everyone!

It doesn't matter if you're a novice who doesn't know much about sports or a futures expert with a refined process, Omnifantasy is accessible to anyone.

Here's how it works.

  1. Omnifantasy is a snake-style draft where everyone selects teams from across a variety of leagues, rather than players.
  2. Omnifantasy is a draft-only format. Once you complete the draft, you sit back and enjoy watching your teams compete for championships. Pick the eventual World Series winner? That's good for your score!
  3. Which leagues you choose from is customizable, but we recommend filling out the calendar with as many events as possible, which also helps fill out the draft.
  4. Every drafter is required to make at least one pick from each league included in the contest. There will be some you take a favorite early and some you wait on until the end of the draft and take a longshot.
  5. There are additional "flex" picks, which allow you to make a second (or third) pick from whichever leagues you choose.
  6. The scoring for each sport is weighted the same. The top eight finishers in each sport earn Omnifantasy points, and the amount of points each spot — champion, runner-up, etc. — is equal across sports.
  7. The contest is a slow burn and takes a full calendar year. But whether you'll be actively playing other fantasy sports or aren't much of a fantasy gamer at all, you’ll have some skin in the game each time a new sport's playoffs roll around!
  8. At the end of the year, whoever's roster of draft picks did the best in their respective sports is declared the winner!

The key to Omnifantasy scoring is what is the same for every sport. Every sport awards points to eight teams. The champion for every sport will score 80 points. Every pick in the draft can earn up to 80.

For every sport, the eight scoring teams will earn the following points:

One important note: if an undrafted team finishes in any of the above spots, the undrafted team "steals" those points and those points are not awarded in the contest. (Example: if an undrafted NFL team wins the Super Bowl, then nobody in that Omnifantasy contest gets 80 points for NFL.)

What about sports that don't have a tournament structure?

The vast majority of sports use a playoff structure that makes awarding points easy, but there are a few exceptions. For those exceptions, we use a different set of rules to award a champion and a top eight for the year. Below, we describe how we handle each of those sports.

College Football

The College Football Playoff is only four teams, and those four teams will earn the top four spots in Omnifantasy scoring. Ignoring those four teams, the next four highest-ranked teams in the final AP standings (i.e. after bowl games) will be deemed quarterfinalists and earn 20 points each. Note that moving into the top four of the final AP standings does not allow a non-CFP team to earn more than 20 points, and CFP teams who fall out of the top four in the final standings will still be deemed semifinalists.

Golf

An aggregate score over five events will determine the Omnifantasy champion. These events are the four majors — Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, Open Championship — and THE PLAYERS Championship (often referred to as the fifth major). The final standings at each event will be converted into "golf points".

The following "golf points" are awarded for each of the five events:

After the five events, the golfer with the most "golf points" will be deemed the Omnifantasy golf champion and earn 80 points in the larger contest, the golfer with the second most will earn 50 points, and so on. "Golf points" have no value to the larger competition; they are only used to arrange the final golf standings for the year.

Ties in the tournament standings for an individual event result in averaging the available points for each of those finishing spots and awarding decimals if need be (e.g. if there's a three-way tie for 2nd, we average 2nd-4th which are 5, 3, and 3 points, so each golfer gets 3.7). If there is a tie in golf points at the end of the five events, it will first be broken by best individual tournament finish among the five events, then by best finish among any events the golfers in question didn't earn any golf points (i.e. the events where they didn't finish at least in a tie for top 16). If the tie cannot be broken, the Omnifantasy points will be split.

Tennis

An aggregate score over four events will determine the Omnifantasy champion. These events are the four majors: French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and 2021 Australian Open (in January). The final standings at each event will be converted into "tennis points".

The following "tennis points" are awarded for each of the five events:

After the four events, the tennis player with the most "tennis points" will be deemed the Omnifantasy tennis champion and earn 80 points in the larger contest, the player with the second most will earn 50 points, and so on. "Tennis points" have no value to the larger competition; they are only used to arrange the final golf standings for the year.

If there is a tie in tennis points at the end of the five events, it will first be broken by best individual tournament finish among the four events, then by best finish among any events the tennis players in question didn’t earn any tennis points (i.e. the events where they didn't reach the fourth round). A tennis player must advance to at least the second round to win the tiebreaker — an additional first-round exit isn't enough to break a tie. If the tie cannot be broken, the Omnifantasy points will be split.

NASCAR

The Chase for the Cup is NASCAR's playoffs. The Chase starts with 16 drivers qualifying and 10 races left. The first three rounds are three races each, with the field narrowing by four drivers each round. The final round is one race with four drivers eligible to win. The four drivers eliminated in the second-to-last round will be deemed quarterfinalists and receive 20 points each (5th-8th place). The results of the final race will determine the winner (80 points), runner-up (50 points), and "semifinalists" (30 points each for 3rd and 4th place).

WNBA

The WNBA playoffs feature byes into the semifinals for the top two seeds, with the third and fourth seeds earning byes into the quarterfinals. The fifth through eighth seeds play in Round 1, and losers in this round will be considered quarterfinalists (and earn 20 points for a top eight finish) for the purposes of Omnifantasy scoring.

XLF

There are only eight teams in the XFL, so all eight will earn points. Four teams make the playoffs, and the remaining four will earn 20 and be considered quarterfinalists.

  1. The "expected points" listed on the league pages are the product of simulations run using futures odds. They are meant to be a guide for first-time players to differentiate between the best odds across sports, but more experienced players are encouraged to do their own research.
  2. Each drafter is required to select a minimum of one pick for each event/league.
  3. Flex picks can be made in any sport. They can't prevent another drafter from filling the requirement of selecting a minimum of one pick for each event.
  4. Undrafted teams that finish in the top eight of a given event steal points from everybody. The next highest finish does not move up in the standings — they are awarded the points for their actual finish (i.e., runner up, semifinalist, etc.).
  5. In the event of a tie for the final Omnifantasy standings, the tiebreaking event is the final event to be decided, then second-to-last, and so on. In typical February drafts, this will mean the NFL is the tiebreaking sport.