Fees will be re-distributed as follows:
|Red Division||White Division||Blue Division||Gold Division|
The regular season will consist of 13 weeks.
Teams will be paired with other teams each week in head-to-head matchups according to the league schedule.
Rankings and tie-breakers for playoff positions are as follows:
|Bye : Div Winner #1|
|Bye : Div Winner #2|
|Game #1 : Wildcard #2|
|Game #1 : Div Winner #3|
|Game #2 : Wildcard #1|
|Game #2 : Div Winner #4|
|Game #1 : Seed #1 vs Seed #4|
|Game #2 : Seed #2 vs Seed #3|
|Consolation Game (3rd-4th)|
Playoff games may not end in a tie.
Tie-breakers for playoff games are as follows:
The league has an PUP (temporary injured list) list for 2 players. Players must remain on PUP 6 weeks. Players may not be added to the PUP list after week 10. Players placed on PUP may be released while on IR/PUP list. Players placed on PUP may be traded while on IR/PUP list.
Defensive team and special teams will be considered together as a single position.
4 reserve players will also be included in the playoff lineup. The 4 reserves can be used at any of the following positions for tiebreakers:
Lineup changes for each player must be submitted prior to the start of the player's (team's) game.
The current time on the server can be seen from the link on the league page. This is the official time used for lineup submittals.
In the weeks with games prior to the free agent submittal deadline, a free agent may not be selected after the start of the player's (team's) game.
Free agents may not be dropped in the same week in which they are acquired.
Free agents may not be picked up by another team in the same week in which they are released.
There is no additional charge to owners for selecting free agents in this league.
This league will have a weekly period of free agency in which free agents will be bought in a blind bidding process. Each team will be allocated a free agency budget of $10.00. Free agency budget dollars can be traded. The process will take place each week starting in Week 1. Bidding will open Tuesday 12:00 AM ET. The period for submitting new players for bidding will close Wednesday 5:00 PM ET. Weekly sales will finalize Wednesday 10:00 PM ET. Bidding will be in ebay-style format. Teams can bid what they are willing to pay, but they will only be required to pay the amount required to win the bid. The team with the highest bid will win the rights to the player. In the event of a tie for highest bid, the team with the worse record (next total points) wins the bid. If the tie cannot be broken based and record and points, then the bid submitted first will be the winning bid. Each team will be able to buy 1 free agent each week. Players are processed for sale in decreasing order of bid. The minimum bid for a free agent will be 0.10 and all bids will be made in 0.10 increments. Players acquired through the bid free agency process will receive a 1 year contract.
During the season open free agent selections (first-come first-served) are available after Thursday 12 AM ET. Open selections will be available starting in Week 1.
The weekly free agent selection process ends Sunday 1 PM ET.
A player may not be released from a team's roster if he has starting status. He must be removed from the lineup first.
Teams may submit trades online. Trades will not be processed until all teams involved have confirmed the trade. The trade will not be finalized until it is approved by the league commissioner. Trades will not, however, require commissioner approval from the time the draft opens until it is completed. However, these trades may still be reviewed and overturned during or after the draft.
No trade can be completed which results in one team having more players than the maximum roster size. All players will have to be removed from the starting lineup before they can be submitted for a trade.
Trades can be made at any time. No trades may be completed after Week 10.
This league will draft with a normal draft format.
The draft for this league will be held in shift serpentine draft format. The order will be reversed in the second round and every odd-numbered round after the 2nd round. The order will be the same as the first round for all even-numbered rounds after the second round. (1st,1-12;2nd,12-1;3rd 12-1;4th 1-12;remaining odd rounds same as #3 and remaining even rounds same as #4) The draft order is selected by random draw.
Each team must have 16 players on its roster at the end of the draft.
The draft will last until all teams have completely filled their roster.
Each team will have 3 minutes to select once it is on the board to select. However, each team will be limited to a total of 30 minutes for the entire draft. Once this allotment is exhausted, a team will be allowed 3 minutes for each selection. If a team does not enter a selection in the time allowed, then the draft program will automatically select for the team. Each team can enter its own player rankings for the program to use it making automatic selections. If there is no ranked list on file for a team, then the site list will be used.