Ultimate XFL Fantasy 2020 Primer: Where / How to Play and Dominate Fantasy XFL

With the NFL on the shelf for the next few months, Vince McMahon has blessed us with the XFL to keep us fantasy degenerates busy throughout the offseason.

Our wives, girlfriends, and significant others thought they were in the clear after the red and yellow confetti fell from the Miami rafters on Super Bowl Sunday. Oh, no! That’s Vince McMahon’s music! After flaming out 20 years ago, the billionaire mogul is back with a much better version of the XFL — and it kicks off this Saturday @ 2pm, just in time for us Fantasy Addicts to get an offseason distraction fix.

After learning from their mistakes, the XFL isn’t getting too whacky when it comes to rule changes from the NFL. Instead, they’re looking for a fast-paced and high-scoring (sup, Bob Stoops and Marc Trestman) league that’ll keep the fans occupied until the 2020 NFL season opens. In other words, fantasy goodness galore.

With a handful of former NFL players and coaches in the mix, and a fantasy backing from DraftKings, the potential is there for the league.

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XFL 2020 Overview

Divisions & Teams

XFL East: New York Guardians, DC Defenders, Tampa Bay Vipers, St. Louis Battlehawks

XFL West: Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, LA Wildcats, Seattle Dragons

Complete TV Schedule here.

General Schedule and TV Overview: The XFL will feature a 10 Week Regular season, through April 12th, followed by 2 weeks of playoffs ball.

For the first eight weeks, the slate will feature two Saturday (2pm and 5pm EST) and two Sunday (3pm and 6pm EST) games. For Weeks 9 & 10, an 8pm Thursday Night game will be added, while the 5pm Saturday game is removed.

Interesting XFL Rules to Note:

To quote RotoWorld legend Ian Hartitz: the league features a number of new rules that seem to be designed around promoting: safer kickoffs, more-interesting play-call decisions, disincentivizing punting, and generally increasing the pace of play as well as chances for good offense via forward-thinking innovations. To see the actual full list of rules, click here.

But for those looking for the SparkNotes: more scoring, and more fantasy goodness.

Where to Play XFL Fantasy Football

DraftKings will be hosting Weekly XFL Fantasy Contests, which is where most fantasy addicts will likely get their fix. If your more into long-term commitments than one-night stands, you can set up season-long leagues very easily at Alt Fantasy Sports.

Recommended XFL Fantasy Scoring and Rosters


With only eight teams of players to pick from, rosters will not be as deep as traditional NFL Fantasy Leagues. Thin positions like TE will be even thinner, and injuries — especially to QBs — could be catastrophic. To account for this, we recommend the following settings:

1 Team QB (ensures everyone has a starter)
1 RB
2 WR
1 WR/TE (Only 2-3 relevant TEs)
1 Flex (RB/WR/TE)


With rules that favor offense, we say rack up all the points possible and mimic DraftKings. This means Full PPR, 4 pt passing TDs, 1 pt per interception, and standard DST settings.

XFL Fantasy Research to Help You Dominate

As you should always expect, the RSJ leaves no stone unturned in our research. Below, find links to all the Strategy, Analysis, and Rankings you need to dominate XFL Fantasy in 2020.

  • XFL Team Power Rankings, Roster Breakdowns, Coach Previews & Odds: The ultimate one-stop shop to learn everything you ever wanted, and a whole lot more, on every single XFL Roster. Must-Read for any serious drafters.
  • XFL 2020 Big Board and Rankings – Updated and Finalized Friday Afternoon
  • XFL Week 1 Rankings (Coming Friday)
  • XFL Week 1 DFS Guide (Coming Friday)
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