These are the most common and/or most unique rules being used for this event. Please see "Official Rulebook" for exhaustive list of playing rules. When in conflict, rules written here shall supercede those in the official rulebook.
As a player, you are responsible for knowing all official rules of the game. By participating in the league, you are agreeing that you are aware of all rules associated with the league and the sport, and agree to abide by them at all times.
We hope this is a great way for everyone to stay in touch and kick each others' butts' on the digital field while competing for big prizes. Just like our other leagues and tournaments, there is the golden rule:
This is a fun league and we want everyone to enjoy themselves. We reserve the right to remove any player who is ruining the fun for others for any reason.
All players who join will be randomly assigned into 12-team PPR leagues (Called "Divisions") managed via the ESPN Free Fantasy Football app. Just like a traditional fantasy football league, you are primarily competing against the other players within your Division and prizes will be awarded for your overall finish. However, each and every Division is operating from a sync'd set of rules and through our website, we will track cumulative scores and records to ultimately determine a NATIONAL CHAMPION!
The National Champion will be determined based on a formula that recognizes teams for their full season of performance, while placing heavy emphasis on the performance of teams in the playoffs.
[Average Points Per Week During Regular Season * 50%] + [Total Points Scored in Week 16 * 75%] + [Total Points Scored in Week 17 * 100%] = Total 'Ship Points
For a list of all prizes, see the prizes page.
The full rules breakdown is below. Here are the highlights.
Trading and roster management is a legitimate skill and as such, we encourage player movement activity. However, we acknowledge that a much larger league with prizes can invite shady business. This is how we will address concerns of collusion:
In a collusion review, the League Managers and several representatives from other Divisions will be consulted to review whether or not a trade or action is detrimental to the league. If an action is deemed determental to the league, that action may be reversed. If so, the paying party will receive a refund on their $25 Collusion Review charge.
What will be considered grounds for collusion?
Any strong evidence that two team owners are actively working together to boost the standings of another team will result in swift punishment and likely banishment from the league. If there is no strong evidence of actual collusion and the trade/action is simply heavily imbalanced, the League Managers and their review council will review the facts in the case and make a determination. Trades do not inherantly need to be even. Some teams win trades, some lose them. However if a trade is so uneven as to seismically shift the potential outcomes of the leagues due to one team's complete misunderstanding/ineptitude, the LM may step in to prevent such an action from taking place. We hope this never happens.
All teams are committing to do their best to win each and every week until the end of the season, regardless of their win-loss record. If a team fails to set their lineup twice during the course of the season, they will immediately be removed from the league and will be ineligible for prizing.
For the reason of the season, that team's roster will be locked and all positions will be filled with the highest projected scoring player on a weekly basis. If a position is on bye, the bye player will be dropped and replaced by the highest projected scorer of the same position on the waiver wire, and that player shall be played.
These are guidelines and rules for the event that all coaches must acknowledge and follow. Please review all rules carefully.
The official rules for the sport, which may or may not be from a sanctioning body.
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