How to Create a “Bachelorette” Fantasy League: Season 19 with Andi

The memories of the last “Bachelor” season? Bullet in the head, unmarked grave. Let us never speak of Juan Pablo again. And in less than one week, ABC is kicking off a new season of “The Bachelorette” with America’s favorite lawyer, Andi Dorfman. Who’s predicting lots of lawyerly puns? I guarantee at least one dude comes out of the limo saying: “I object…to you looking so fine, Andi!” Mark my words.

In the past, I’ve posted points categories here on my personal blog and encouraged readers to play along in their own Bachelor/ette fantasy leagues. But for He Who Shall Not Be Named’s season, a few friends and I created the brand-spanking new website BachFantasy, where you and your friends can play along in your own leagues at home while we score and post the points after each season.

Right now, we’re holding an open call for new points categories suggestions (10 points for shoving a fellow contestant, etc) so if you have a good one, let us know in the comments on that post. And please, share BachFantasy with your fellow Bach-lovin’ friends! Thank you!

Here’s how it’s going down over at BachFantasy this year.

The Draft

In an exciting turn of events, we’re opting for a virtual LIVE DRAFT this year, folks. Because our league is spread across four time zones, we’re abiding by the honor code. Each gal will watch limo introductions but hit pause before the real shenanigans begin. Then, each team owner will email me her top five contestants.

You can also draft your teams ahead of time based solely off the information in the contestants’ bios. It’s a real treasure trove, I promise. There’s like three pro soccer players. Doy.

New Points Categories

This season, we’re changing up the points categories a bit. You’ll be rewarded for drafting bold contestants but more so for drafting contestants who go the distance. Like last year, points are divided into Phrases, Actions, and Roses.

Wanna see all the categories? Visit BachFantasy—where we do all the point-keeping for you!—to read them.

We also have an open call for new points categories, so please leave your suggestions in the comments over atBach Fantasy.


Last year, I kept track points by my lonesome in a spreadsheet. There was a lot of DVR-pausing and wondering aloud, “Does that count as a make-out session?!”

This year, we’re doing you all a solid: we actually created a WHOLE SEPARATE BLOG devoted to Bach Fantasy, in which we will do the gruntwork of tallying points.

All you have to do is gather up your friends, draft a team, and then drink lots of wine and make wisecracks at your TV (No? Just us?) every Monday from here on out. It couldn’t be any easier! Then, every Tuesday, visit BachFantasy to see how your contestants are faring and read a snark-filled recap.

May the odds be ever in your favor. Here’s hoping for a season full of helicopter rides, secret girlfriends, and ugly crying!


  1. This is SO amazing.

  2. I’m very excited for some new reality trashy TV! My boss told me the guys didn’t sound too great this season though! Better than Juan Pablo!

  3. Now, I consider you an intelligent well-rounded individual so the fact that you put this much thought into The Bachelor makes me feel less guilty that I like to watch it! Also, major points for using a Harry Potter and a Hunger Games reference in this post!

    • Hahaha, thank you, Natalie! I have a love-hate relationship with this show, but playing in this fantasy league keeps me entertained.

  4. This is going to be our second season following your points and site. Last season we had 18 teams in our league and we all had the best time ever!! You have a great site and thank so much for keeping track of the points.

    Not sure if this is posted somewhere but is Monday May 19th the episode where the guys come out of the limo and we pick our teams? Sometimes I don’t know if there is an intro episode and then the next day is the limo episode.

    • Hey Ashley! I’m so happy to hear that you guys are using BachFantasy and liking it. Monday, May 19 is indeed the day the men emerge from the limos, so I think we’re just diving right into it, unlike last season. Good luck! Thank you so much for playing along :)

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