Welcome to “The Bachelor” Fantasy League, Season 18

 

So you want to create a fantasy league for Juan Pablo’s season? You’ve come to the right place.

We’ll do all the grunt work and score each episode for you. Read on for instructions on how to draft, how we score, and how to find out if you’re kicking everyone’s butts.

How It Works

1) Recruit a group of “Bachelor”-loving friends. One of you should be the League Commissioner, the go-to person for all things Bach Fantasy.

2) Figure out the best way for your league to draft (read more on that below) and submit your contestant picks to your league commissioner.

3) Watch the “Bachelor” every Monday night.

4) Visit this blog every Tuesday morning to see how each of your contestants scored. The league commissioner should add up the point totals for each team in order to figure out the weekly rankings.

The Draft

You have a few options when it comes to drafting your team of five contestants.

1) Live draft in person

Gather up your nearest and dearest, DVR “The Bachelor,” and watch the show up through the last limo introductions. At this point, pause the show. Have each player draft their 5 contestants on a piece of paper and turn them into the commissioner.

2) Virtual live draft

So your teammates all live in different time zones, eh? We feel your pain, as we’re all spread across the continent too. For this to work, everyone should watch the show in his or her respective homes. Pause after limo introductions, before the real shenanigans begin. Email your appointed league commissioner with your five contestants.

3) Pre-show draft, based on contestants’ bios

Read through the contestants’ bios. You’ll meet such luminaries as Amy L., whose favorite author is Dr. Seuss, and Lucy, who claims she’s best friends with Kate Upton. Select your five players and email your league commissioner. 

Points Categories

You’ll be rewarded for drafting bold contestants but more so for drafting contestants who go the distance. Points are divided into Phrases, Actions, and Roses.

Phrases (once per person, per episode)

  • Attempting to speak Spanish (5 points)
  • Making a soccer pun (5 points)
  • Talking about your parents’ relationship (5 points)
  • Talking about your kid (5 points)
  • Saying the word “journey” (5 points)
  • Mentioning a deceased loved one (10 points)
  • Saying “I’m not here to make friends” (20 points)
  • Saying “I’m falling for you” to Juan or “I’m falling for him” to the camera (20 points)
  • Saying “I love you” to Juan (30 points)
  • Telling Juan that someone in the house “is not here for the right reasons” (30 points)

Actions (once per person, per episode)

  • Interrupting someone’s Juan-on-Juan time with Juan (had to) (5 points)
  • Bonus: using the phrase “steal Juan away” during said interruption (5 points)
  • Dancing at a concert (5 points)
  • Playing soccer (5 points)
  • Hot tubbing (5 points)
  • Riding in a helicopter (10 points)
  • Making out with Juan Pablo (10 points)
  • Appearing visibly drunk (15 points)
  • Writing Juan a note/making him a collage (20 points)
  • Needing medical attention at any point (20 points)
  • Crying on camera (25 points)
  • Having a secret boyfriend at home (25 points)
  • Having a body part blurred out any point (30 points)
  • Drafting the next Bachelorette on your team (40 points)
  • Coming back to the show to beg for another chance (50 points)

Roses

  • Getting the First Impression Rose (35 points, only available first night)
  • Getting the rose to stay another week (25 points)
  • Getting the rose on a group date (30 points)
  • Getting the rose on a two-on-one date (40 points)
  • Making it to Hometown Dates (50 points)
  • Accepting the Fantasy Suite (75 points)
  • Refusing the Fantasy Suite (-75 points)
  • Winning the Final Rose (100 points)

Scoring

We’ll score each episode for you and post each contestant’s scores every Tuesday morning. Be sure to check back every Tuesday to see how your teams are stacking up against one another!

We’ll also be posting an episode recap for those of you can’t get enough Bach.

Will you be joining us this season? Let us know your league or individual team name in the comments!

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31 thoughts on “Welcome to “The Bachelor” Fantasy League, Season 18

  1. April says:

    Excited for this season of the Bachelor and even more excited to kick up the competition with Fantasy Bachelor. Will definitely be looking forward to and checking in weekly!

  2. Lindsay says:

    We can’t wait to join in tonight!!!
    Does the point keeping start as soon as limo entrances are done?

    • Bach Fantasy says:

      So excited to have you, Lindsay! Point-keeping begins as soon as the show starts, so it will include limo introductions. However, we don’t score those montages that they show in the beginning or the end of the show, AKA “coming up this season” or “previously on.” Scores will be posted tomorrow morning bright n’ early!

  3. Amy Berry says:

    This is awesome! Do you have a sample sheet to record scores?

    • Bach Fantasy says:

      Thanks, Amy! You don’t have to worry about keeping score—we’ll do that for you, and update the contestant point totals with a new every Tuesday morning bright n’ early.

      To score, I use a giant Google Doc spreadsheet with the contestants names running down the left side and I type in the points in each girls’ row as they unfold during each episode.

      We’re excited to have you on this “journey” with us.

  4. Jill Scott says:

    The Petal Pushers

  5. Kelly says:

    Is there a deadline for getting teams in to you?

    • Bach Fantasy says:

      No deadline! Within your own league, you can choose an appointed time to have all your contestants picked. Then check back every Tuesday morning to add up the point totals and see how your teams are doing against one another!

  6. Kat says:

    you are HILARIOUS! my girlfriends and i cannot wait! so happy you will be doing all the calculation of points. :)

    • Bach Fantasy says:

      Thanks for coming along on the ride, Kat! Good luck on your drafts and be sure to come back tomorrow morning to see how your team fared :)

  7. UMMMMMMMMMMMMM THIS IS AMAZING!!!! We are so doing this. Thank you :)

  8. Anna says:

    Team: row your boat

  9. jessica says:

    Team Juan Top of it!

  10. Brooke Potteiger says:

    We have a group of girls that each have picked girls! So excited for this game! Brilliant!

    • Bach Fantasy says:

      Great news, Brooke! We’re happy to have you along on this “journey.” Come back first thing tomorrow to see how your contestants are faring.

  11. colleen says:

    We Juana play! How do i register my team.

    • Bach Fantasy says:

      Hi Colleen! We Juant you to play too! No need to register your team with us – just find some friends and draft! We recommend having one or two people in charge of tallying points, but you can run your league however you want. We’ll post each contestant’s individual scores each week, so you won’t have to score while you watch. Let us know if you need some tips for managing your league :-)

  12. Robin says:

    Just started our league — “Balboa Island Bachelor Fantasy League!!” We already can’t wait till next week!!! Thanks so much for setting all of this up :)
    Robin
    Irvine, CA

  13. kaila says:

    Thanks so much for this! We have a team league at work and are using your blog as our tracker!

  14. Bach Fantasy says:

    That’s great, Kaila! Best of luck to your teams :-) Glad you’re following along with us this season!

  15. Angela says:

    Our league – America’s Most Juanted – is ready for this journey!!

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