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THE BOARD FANTASY FOOTBALL RULES AND DRAFT PROCEDURES
All costs described below are in 'peanuts'.
Will be 50 per team. Entry must be paid up front before the draft.
An additional 8 peanuts will be added this year to pay for the
use of the cbs.sportsline.com web site.
1 - When all are gathered, each team owner will pick a number from
out of a hat. That number will serve as your draft position.
2 - Every other round of the draft will go in the reverse order of
the previous round. For example, if you have the last pick in
Round 1 then you will have the first pick in Round 2.
3 - Each owner makes 13 selections. Owners are required to have at
least 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 PK and 1 defensive team.
You will have 1 minute to make your selection.
When a pick is made you must announce the player's name, position
and team. Discrepancies should be voiced immediately. There will
be an intermission at the end of the 7th Round.
NOTE: A TE is considered to be a WR.
4 - The draft will take place at the Scoreboard on Wednesday, September
5th, 2002, at 7:00 P.M. All times mentioned hereafter are eastern times.
1 - You must declare your 8 starters by one hour before the first game each week
on the cbs site. Default team is your starters from the previous week.
Starters will consist of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 PK and 1 DT. You may
change your starters each week if you so desire. For Thursday games
excluding Thanksgiving, you must declare your starters for that game
by one hour before game time Thursday, the rest of your roster may be declared
by one hour before the first game of the weekend.
For the Thanksgiving games, your must declare starters in those
games by one hour before the first game Thursday. The rest of your starters for the
weekend games may be declared by one hour before the first game of the weekend.
2 - Team scores will be the sum of all of the points scored by
your 8 active players (this includes touchdown passes thrown).
Defensive team points, starting 1997, also includes points
scored by special teams such as kickoff returns, punt returns,
blocked punts returned for touchdown, safeties, fumbles
returned for touchdowns, etc. Any way that a special team can
score is applicable. Individual scoring is only allowed if you have
started a player during the same week. Therefore, you could
conceivably score twice on the same special teams scoring
opportunity if you have started that defense and an offensive player
that also happens to play on special teams.
2a- In addition, the following bonus points will be added to your score
when the following intervals are reached:
QB passing yds RB rushing yds WR receiving yds Bonus Points
300 100 100 +3
350 150 150 +4
400 200 200 +6
450 250 250 +7
500 300 300 +9
3 points if your defensive team holds opponent under 100 yds rushing;
3 points if your defensive team holds opponent under 200 yds passing;
3 points if your defensive team holds their opponent to 9 points or less.
3 - There shall be wins, losses and overtime periods,
NO ties during the regular season. Please refer to the
playoff game tiebreakers for the overtime scoring method.
This method will only be used if the total points for the
starters on each team are equal.
4 - Unlimited roster moves are allowed. It will cost 2 peanuts per move
with the money going to the league treasury. Trades are also allowed
and will cost 3 peanuts for each team per trade. No trades may be made
once the week 11 games have concluded.
No matter how many moves you make you can still only have 13 players
on your roster. Transaction fees must be paid by the midnight roster
declaration deadline each week. No pay means no play.
Please use the CBS website or e-mail on the weekends to request your transactions.
A transaction report is available daily on the web. Weekend transactions are
updated Tuesday night.
5 - A roster change consists of notification to the league
commissioner via the web site or e-mail on the weekend during the web
site lockout period that you are selecting a player who is not on
someone else's team and that you are letting one of your players
go into the free agent pool.
The following waiver wire clarifications were put into effect on 9/22/98.
They are part
of the base rules now but are noted with emphasis here for new teams.
If a team drops a player during the week, he will sit on the
waiver wire for at least 24 hours from when the transaction is posted on the
web site. The 24 hour period starts when the next 6:00 PM ET hour is reached
and will end at the following 6:00 PM ET hour. Since most transactions are made
during the evening, it will usually be posted on the web site that same night, however
the 24 hour period does not start until the next 6:00 PM hour is reached. Therefore, in most
cases, a dropped player will be on the waiver wire for more than 24 hours.
It MUST be noted that the 24 hour period starts at the next 6:00 P.M. ET
hour after the transaction has been posted. If the commissioner is out of town
and a request is made for a transaction, the assistant commissioner will
post it if he is able to. The waiver period cannot begin until the transaction can be posted.
Teams may make a claim on that player within the 24 hour period but a
claim decision will not be made until the 24 hour period is over. This
is to allow all teams the same chance to hear about a player release.
DO NOT assume that you have made a successful claim on a previously
dropped player until it has been confirmed on the web site or from the commissioner.
If multiple teams make a claim on the same player within a 24 hour
waiver period, then the team with the worst record will be awarded
the player. The wildcard playoff berth tiebreakers will be applied
in order to break ties between teams having the same record. The
tiebreaker steps involving points will mean the least amount of points
since the worst team will receive the player in this case. The record
used as the basis for the tiebreaker will be the record as of the last
fully completed week of games.
The information is available on the CBS website every weekday.
This gives all teams the same chance to view the transactions and check
if players are available. The transaction report is updated during the week
as transactions are made.
NOTE: For claims made on a dropped player on days when rosters are to
be submitted for the upcoming week's games, as long as the claim is made
before midnight ET Friday, that player can still be added to a roster and could
potentially be a starter pending a successful claim.
Yes, this does mean that a roster may not completely be updated until Saturday, or even
Sunday morning, pending a successful claim. This will happen if a player is dropped Thursday
night after 6:00 PM ET and the waiver period does not start until Friday at 6:00 PM ET and
ends 6:00 PM ET Saturday.
For special Thursday games, as long as a successful claim is made before 6:00 PM
on Thursday, then you may start that player for that night's game. A successful
claim means that the player must have been on the waiver wire for the required
amount of time. This means that as long as the dropped player has been posted on
the waiver wire by 6:00 PM on Wednesday before the game.
Players dropped on Wednesday night after 6:00 PM may be posted on Wednesday
night but the waiver period does not officially begin until 6:00 PM on Thursday.
The CBS website is available for all teams, the more you check, the
more you can be kept informed of the league's happenings.
Player moves between your active and reserve rosters are free.
The commissioner and assistant commissioner will approve all trades
in order to make sure that all trades are fair and equitable. This
is to make sure collusion between teams does not become an issue.
6 - The regular season will last for the first 13 weeks of the NFL season
The 4 division winners and 2 wildcard team will make the playoffs.
In case of ties in the regular season, the following tiebreakers
will be used to determine playoff teams, these are for two or more
5)total points scored during regular season
6)total points scored in division games
7)total points scored in conference games
8)total points scored in non-conference games
teams tied in same division teams tied in different divs
2)division record conference record
3)conference record division record
4)tot pts scored in regular season tot pts scored in reg seas
5)tot pts scored in div gms tot pts scored in conf gms
6)tot pts scored in non-conf-gms tot pts scored in nconf gms
CONFERENCE #1 SEEDS
5)total points scored during regular season
6)total points scored in conference games
7)total points scored in division games
8)total points scored in non-conference games
6a- The format for a 16 team league will have 2 conferences
with 2 divisions of 4 teams in each conference. The 2 division
winners and 1 wildcard from each conference make the playoffs.
It will be a conference playoff format with highest seed in each
conference receiving a bye.
1st rnd: NFC #1 bye NFC #2 vs NFC #3 (G1)
AFC #1 bye AFC #2 vs AFC #3 (G2)
2nd rnd: NFC #1 vs winner NFC(#2 vs #3) (G3)
AFC #1 vs winner AFC(#2 vs #3) (G4)
5th place game:
Loser NFC(#2 vs #3) vs loser AFC(#2 vs #3)
3rd rnd: Super Bowl: winner NFC (G3) vs winner AFC (G4)
3rd place game: loser NFC (G3) vs loser AFC (G4)
The regular season in the above format will be the first 13 weeks of
the NFL regular season. Playoffs will be NFL weeks 14, 15 and 16.
7 - Weekly scores will be published by Tuesday evening. Scoring
discrepancies should be voiced to the commissioner as soon as
possible. Any scoring discrepancies are final as soon as the first
game begins on the following weekend.
8 - The schedule will be set up as follows.
For a 16 team league, you will play each team in your division
twice, each team in the other division in your conf. once, and
3 teams from your corresponding division in the other conf. once.
1 - No roster changes after game 13. You may still select starting
2 - Peanuts shall be split as follows:
6th - 65, 5th - 75, 4th - 85, 3rd - 110, 2nd - 135,
1st - Remainder of peanuts, should be around 400 or more
One season ending award will be given out, it will be for game high
points during the season and will be 15 peanuts. The 15 will
be taken from the league treasury before the playoff shares
Weekly awards will also be given for the team scoring the most points
during a given week during the regular season. This will start in
week 7. If there is a tie, then the award for that week will
be rolled over to the following week, unless it is the last week
of the regular season, then the award will be split among the
The weekly awards are as follows:
Weeks 1 - 6 None
Weeks 7 - 8 5
Week 9 - 10 10
Week 11 15
Week 12 20
Week 13 25
3 - Regular season and Playoff game tiebreakers...... overtime
1 - bench points (excluding ALL defense/special teams points)
2 - starting QB passing yards
3 - starting RBs rushing yards
4 - starting WRs receiving yards
5 - coin flip
Phone number and on-line forms to use for specifying weekly lineups, roster moves, trades
Commissioner: 743-3043 H
Leave a message on the answering machine if no one answers.
Use the Teams link on cbs.sportsline.com for submitting your weekly starters.
For transaction request, please go the Transactions, then Add/Drop on the
CBS website. Approvals must be given by the league for all valid transactions.
Weekly standings, up-to-date roster moves, etc. will be available on the
CBS website at http://cbs.sportsline.com. The league abbreviation
is boardff on the free fantasy link.
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