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How are tackles calculated?
How are tackles calculated?

Learn how your tackle settings can stack

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Written by Kevin
Updated over a week ago

When entering point values in your scoring settings, we encourage you to take a good look at them, especially if your league uses IDPs (Individual Defensive Players).

It's easy for points to double up if you enter values for categories that stack. For example, a tackle and a tackle assist would give you points for both values.


The value assigned to Tackle will stack with any Solo Tackle, Assisted Tackle, Tackle For Loss, or Sack stat value.

If you do not wish for this to stack, it would be best to enter a value into each of the Solo Tackle, Assisted Tackle, and Sack statistics, and leave the field for Tackle empty, or at zero (0).

A Sack is considered to be a Tackle of the quarterback at or behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in no gain or negative yardage. This stat is useful to leagues that do not award points for a Tackle. Otherwise, for leagues that assign values to Tackle and Tackle for Loss, you can use the Sack statistic as a bonus.

Note that most "Standard" non-IDP leagues do not award points for Tackles. Typically these types of leagues only award points on a per-event basis, for the following categories: Defensive Touchdowns, Sacks, Interceptions, Fumbles, Blocked Kicks, and Safeties.

Advice for IDP Values: Do not apply any value for Tackles, unless intending to as a bonus on top of the Solo and Assisted Tackle statistics. This should appropriately award the IDP on his individual tackle performance during the game, allowing for different values between Solo and Assisted Tackles.

It would look like this:
Tackles = 0
Assists Tackle = .5
Solo Tackle = 1

You could also do it the other way around, where you have it set up this way:
Tackles = 1
Assists Tackle = 0
Solo Tackle = 0

Keep in mind that if you have IDPs getting credited with tackles, it's also possible for offensive players to get a tackle. This usually happens when there is a turnover and one of your offensive players makes a tackle.

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