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0 Subject: RIFC 2007: Qualifying Leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 11:13

Now that the managers for the 2007 RIFC have been announced, it is time to start forming qualifying leagues.

There will be two AAA qualifying leagues, and spots in those leagues will be reserved on a priority system. For those not eligible for a AAA league, one or more AA leagues will be formed, depending on interest and on finding commissioners.

As a preamble to soliciting interest in these leagues, let me recap the "expectations" that I sent out with RIFC Invitations this year:

1. You will actively manage your team throughout the regular season and the playoffs (if applicable).

2. You will regularly check the RotoGuru message forum to stay up to date on current league developments, during the preseason and the season.

3. You will make your best efforts to keep the draft moving along. If you have conflicts during the draft that will delay your responsiveness, you will make active use of queues or designated pickers to ensure that you do not hold up the draft.

4. You will post a timely, written rationale of each pick. Rationales are typically several sentences long, and posted with a 2-round lag.

5. You will provide an active email address to others in the league so that you can typically be reached daily. You agree to regularly check that email address during the preseason and the season, and to update league members if your email address changes. You will alert the others in the league if there are times that you expect to be unavailable or unreachable.

6. You will behave at all times in a respectful, cooperative manner.

It is not required that QL leagues post rationales for each pick - that is up to each league to decide.

Each QL must select a Commissioner, and each must choose a site to host the league. The RIFC will use Fanball once again. For the past several years, AOL offered a free version which was essentially a clone of the fanball system. I don't know if that option will be available again. Rules should generally be the same as those for the RIFC, but minor amendments may be made if the hosting system will not effectively support the RIFC rules. Again, each league should determine (in advance) which, if any, rules will deviate from RIFC rules.

I recommend that all QLs use the kafenated.net “On The Clock” software for their drafts. The cost is very modest ($10), and the automated features (emails alerts, queues, etc.) greatly facilitate a timely process. If the cost is an impediment, let me know and RotoGuru.com will fund the draft. By using consistent software for all RIFC-related drafts, it is much easier for me to produce a consolidated draft summary at the conclusion of all drafts.

Each league will have 14 teams, so we will need to fill 28 AAA slots. I recommend that the following priorities be used in filling those slots:

RIFC teams ranked 8-14 in 2005.
All AAA teams making the playoffs in 2006 (excluding the six teams who are advancing to the RIFC)
All AA playoff teams (excluding the winner, which is in the RIFC)
Teams finishing 9th and 10th in the AAA leagues.
I believe that this list identifies 28 teams. I suggest that we form a "first-come, first-served" waiting list for any remaining AAA openings, open to any participants in last year's QLs (AAA or AA) who are not already on the priority list above.

This thread will be for you to indicate your interest in participating. Please post your handle, an email address, whether you qualify for one of the AAA priority slots, and whether you are willing to serve as a commissioner. Once we get two people to serve as AAA commissioners, they can begin to organize their individual leagues. Ditto for AA. (There are no prequalifications for a AA spot.)

Please note that if you do not leave an email address, or if you leave one but do not check it, you may be skipped when leagues are eventually filled. Every year there are a few people who express interest early, but then fail to appear when the rubber meets the road. It is the responsibility of everyone who is interested to stay connected to the process. It is not the responsibility of Commissioners to use extraordinary means to reach anyone. While there is no immediate urgency, once spots become limited, you must be responsive.

Have I forgotten anything? Perhaps those involved in last year's league formation process can suggest other guidelines for making the process run as smoothly as possible.

Here is a link to last year's recap thread, which lists the final standings for each 2006 league:

RIFC 2006 Recap
1 Letter_J
      ID: 353551013
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 11:46
Participated for the last two years. Made the playoffs in each of those years (AAA last year).

Please sign me up for one of the AAA spots.
2 Electroman
      ID: 73332719
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 12:13
I was in the playoffs in AAA2 last year. Would like to play again this year.
3Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 12:17
I was the AA runner-up, so I guess I'm assigned to AAA this year.
4 wiggs
      ID: 55013307
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 12:18
I played AAA last season, I cant remember how i finished. I would like to play again, not sure if I qualify for AAA or AA though
5Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 12:41
I finished 7th based on points in AAA2. (The Slickbrooks) I'd like to play again.

Wiggs I just looked at our league and you finished last. (4-22) You're first in the FCFS order.

If you played last year check out the link Guru posted in post 1
6 Tree
      ID: 3533298
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 12:50
i'm pretty sure i had a craptacular season in AA last year, which would once again keep me at that level.

i'd be interested in playing, but i also want to see what site we use to host the league.
7 Footwedge
      ID: 15222811
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 12:53
I'm new to RIFC but have played for about 10 years. I'd like a AA slot.
8wiggs
      ID: 55013307
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 14:00
kyle, what is FCFS?
9 wolfer
      ID: 24148211
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 14:26
I'd be interested in any league again.
10 Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 16:13
Wiggs- first come first serve

I was looking at things coming up and I could also commish a league. If you are interested I will start up the AAA #1 league.

I'll set up a league on AOL Fantasy Football. We used it last year and it seemed to work well.

We have 3 other than myself who are interested in AAA that have qualified for it so I'll give first dibs at AAA #1 to them. If they agree we have in the league:

1. LetterJ
2. Electroman
3. Ref
4. Kyle

I know it's early so we need 10 people to fill the league.

Here's the guys who are qualified for the AAA leagues:

AAA Qualifiers

RIFC

TB
Motley Crue
Hubble
Valkyrie
Athletics Guy
Doug
culdeus

AAA #1
Da Bomb
Letter J
JTSerb
Smith32
Taxman
STL Cards
Trip

AAA #2
Electroman
Deepsnapper
Pancho Villa
Loki
Kyle
Bandos
NY Titans
Promize

AA
Skeepers (RotoGuru name?)
Treasonists
TD
Ref
Twilson
MUHAHOS
Peter N
11Trip
      Leader
      ID: 13961611
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 16:21
I will commish an RIFC AAA league... Again :(

AAA#1 Sign-up
12Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 16:42
Trip,
I have the AOL League set up so if you want me to run the commish duties i can do it. If not I'll step down and let you run it.
13Trip
      Leader
      ID: 13961611
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 16:51
I commissioned last year, so it isn't a problem for me either. I e-mailed all the qualifiers from my league. I'm sure they'll both fill up, so why not go ahead and restart yours as well.

To make things easier on both of us, I propose that I reserve spots for all the qualifiers from my league, and you reserve spots for all qualifiers from yours.
14Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 17:22
Ok Trip I'll commish AAA #2

RIFC AAA #2
15Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 18:19
This is where it gets tricky. Last year I signed up for AAA. Was already in the league. But then they forgot to include someone. Started it all over with first come first serve and four of us well-known long-time gurupies got cast-off in AA because it was first come first serve and soem people we had never heard of before signed up and we thought we were already in. Please allow anyone else who has signed up in whatever thread to have a spot. I qualified, so I'm not worried about me, but restarting all these threads is confusing.
16Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 18:46
Ref
I understand and remember the confusion from last year. Since Letter J played in AAA #1 with Trip commishing I will allow Trip to invite him to play in #1 again. You have already expressed interest in the #1 forum so again I'll let Trip invite you. Electro was in #2 last year. I don't know if Trip has invited him but I will invite Electro into #2.
Now no one is being forgotten. Hopefully.
17Smith32
      ID: 401151818
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 19:23
I believe the list of qualifiers for AAA#1 is missing someone. I qualified for the RIFC as the playoff winner, so there should be 7 other managers from our league who are eligible for an AAA league this year.

Just didn't want to see someone overlooked.

Smith32
18holt
      ID: 410511410
      Mon, Jul 16, 2007, 21:15
I think Fugazi (team name was Trappers) should be on The AAA#1 list up above (smith32 is qualified for rifc and should be removed).
19 Frick
      Donor
      ID: 3410101718
      Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 08:32
I got smoked in the AAA#2 last year, bad luck in match-ups. I'm in where ever there is room.
21 Jack Hammers
      Donor
      ID: 236482918
      Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 12:39
I will play AA this year if there is room
22Tree
      ID: 3533298
      Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 12:44
I will play AA this year if there is room

just as long as the NCAAs don't move their hoops tourney to August... ;o)
23 mjd
      ID: 256291710
      Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 14:11
I commished AA last year and don't qualify for AAA, so I will commish AA again, if needed.
24 Bonka
      ID: 47658218
      Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 16:18
I'll play where there is room, figuring AA. Was in AAA#2 last year, not sure of my final standing, but I didn't make the playoffs.
25 Slowhand-on-the-road
      ID: 4645198
      Thu, Jul 19, 2007, 09:45
I would also like to play likely AA as I did not make the playoffs in AAA#1. Thanks
27wiggs
      ID: 2542623
      Fri, Jul 20, 2007, 23:21
i am in as well, probably AA
28Tree
      ID: 396122110
      Sat, Jul 21, 2007, 12:00
Kyle - good grid, but outdated. there are a couple threads you gotta check here to get that thing filled out correctly.
29 davepyro
      ID: 43231917
      Sat, Jul 21, 2007, 15:09
I would like to try AA, if acceptable. I have played fantasy football since 1982 (we did everything by hand) but have not followed RIFC nor have used IDP's before. I enjoy the ESPN game, and played TSN, but love GURU's Internet pages. Please everyone remember to pay GURU for his time helping us have a good time.
30mjd
      Sustainer
      ID: 501381415
      Sun, Jul 22, 2007, 16:56
wiggs, you're first on the list. I'm keeping track on this thread.

davepyro, sign up for AA with an email address on the same thread
31Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 10:54
I think I fixed it.

[if supportMisalignedColumns] [endif]
Qualifiers
In Thus far
RIFC AAA#1 AAA #2
culdeus AthleticsGuy Building 7
Doug Boikin Electroman
Motley Crue Da Bomb Kyle
Hubble Pancho Villa
AAA #1 JTSerb Promize
Smith32 Letter J TD
Loki Twilson
AAA #2 Peter N Valkyrie
Bandos Ref
Deepsnapper STL Cards
Taxman
AA TB
MUHAHOS Trip
32Trip
      Leader
      ID: 13961611
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 11:20
e-mail sent to smith32, Bandos and Deepsnapper.

Could someone notify the others?
33Smith32
      ID: 2103514
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 11:24
Please refer to posts 17 and 18. I am in the RIFC, and I believe Fugazi should be in my place in this AAA discussion.
34Tree
      ID: 3533298
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 11:40
I think I fixed it.

well no, because i'm not on your grid. lol
35Trip
      Leader
      ID: 13961611
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 11:40
You are correct, e-mail sent to fugazi.
36Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 12:17
Sorry to Smith32 and Fugazi.

Tree I didn't think you qualified for AAA this year so that's why you arn't on the list. I may be wrong but I can double check.
37Bandos
      ID: 436312311
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 12:31
I will be unavailable in august for the draft, so I must decline my invite to AAA. Thanks for including me, and good luck to all those qualifying.

Bandos
38Tree
      ID: 3533298
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 13:15
Kyle - visit the FCFS thread. i believe that involves AAA and AA.
39Jack Hammers
      Donor
      ID: 236482918
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 13:25
C'mon Tree, you've got to play AA. Otherwise whose going to draft my team???
40Tree
      ID: 3533298
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 13:47
lol. JH - there ain't no college hoops going on right now. draft your own damned team! :o)
41Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 14:00
According to the FCFS list wiggs is offered a chance to play with the slightly bigger but not quite big boys (AAA). Choose wisely when you decide which AAA you want to play in wiggs. If you choose to decline the invite the next person on the list is Tree.
42wiggs
      ID: 2542623
      Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 10:35
is there an option which AAA league i would join? It doesnt matter to me which one i play in if there is, but i definitely accept the AAA spot.
43Trip
      Leader
      ID: 13961611
      Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 10:50
We actually have 3 AAA decliners, Bandos, Motley Crue and Doug.
44wiggs
      ID: 2542623
      Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 11:02
i will take AAA 2, looks like they need some players
45I_AM_CANADIAN
      ID: 1361448
      Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 11:18
Too bad to hear about MC and Doug. These guys really know there stuff, and are great managers... Enjoyed playing in the RIFC with them last year. Bandos isn't too shaby either.
46The Beezer
      Leader
      ID: 191202817
      Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 20:22
Agreed, that's a big loss. Hope they can make it back in the future.
47holt
      ID: 41512278
      Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 21:20
i just called fugazi and he is planning join. don't think he saw the e-mail.
48Kyle
      Donor
      ID: 052753312
      Tue, Jul 31, 2007, 12:54
Wiggs and Tree have been sent invites to the AAA #2 league. Boikin and Fugazi have expressed interest and they have also been sent invites. AAA#1 is full now that Doug joined. I sent MUHAHOS an e-mail letting him know that the leagues are being formed and to let us know by Friday. I do not have culdeus' e-mail address and couldn't find it.

So far for the leagues I have:


RIFC   AAA #1     AAA #2
culdeus 1 Athletics Guy 1 boinkin
2 Da Bomb 2 Building 7*
AA 3 Deepsnapper 3 Electroman*
MUHAHOS 4 Doug 4 Fugazi
5 Hubble 5 Kyle*
6 JTSerb 6 Pancho Villa*
7 Letter J 7 Promize*
8 Loki 8 TD*
9 Peter N 9 Tree
10 Ref 10 Twilson*
11 STL Cards 11 Valkyrie*
12 Taxman 12 wiggs
13 TB 13
14 Trip 14
49deepsnapper
      Leader
      ID: 017103420
      Tue, Jul 31, 2007, 19:19
If Doug's a nogo, there's still an opening in AAA#1.

It'll be great competing with you guys. What a crew of misfits & smack talkers in numero uno. ;)
50Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Tue, Jul 31, 2007, 19:47
Doug says he's a go. Hey DS, check your email.
51Taxman
      SuperDude
      ID: 029463114
      Tue, Jul 31, 2007, 21:58
What a crew of misfits & smack talkers in numero uno

....the voice of (way to much) experience speaks
52judy
      ID: 7771722
      Tue, Jul 31, 2007, 22:12
Still hoping for 2 AA leagues as vacation interferred with my FCFS
sign up. I did win the conso in AA last year (with a higher score
than the two finalists...)

REALLY want to play again this year.
53Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Thu, Aug 02, 2007, 22:04
Wonder if at some point there might be just one AAA, AA, A, Rookie league, Development league, etc. And where fewer and fewer managers can get to the RIFC. I mean it seems like some tougher managers are in one league or another--but who knows. Anyhow, then the best managers would like to be in the highest league they could be in. Might be fine the way it is, but adding a second AA league is telling. I think there could even be another league started by next year. Good stuff and short enough that most people stay active.
54Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 10:53
Guess what I was getting at is to avoid confusion and people trying to figure out which AAA league to join, etc. we have pure levels, RIFC, AAA (now AAA1), AA (Now AAA2), A (Now AA1), Rookie League (Now AA2). Development League or whatever if we still need to add more. Since leagues are growing it's going to be even more confusing.

The concept is, the higher the league the more bids to RIFC and since the Rookie League will mainly be made up of new players--no bids at all to RIFC. Here are some numbers I just threw together in case anyone liked it.

RIFC
RIFC: 6
AAA: 3
AA: 4
A: 1

AAA
RIFC: 4
AAA: 6
AA: 3
A: 1

AA
RIFC: 3
AAA: 3
AA: 2
A: 5
R: 1

A
RIFC: 1
AAA: 2
AA: 3
A: 3
R: 5

Rookie
RIFC: 0
AAA: 0
AA: 2
A: 4
R: 8

Obviously with Atrition there will be a First Come First Serve Basis to move up to the next highest league based on priority. We've seen how even players near the bottom of their respective leagues or newcomers are getting into AAA2 right now. So even though by the numbers it would seem hard to move up if you have a bad year, that is not necessarily the case. Just seems to me that someone who is new to the program shouldn't have the same status or equal chance to get into the RIFC the following year. But I guess if you win your league, you're in regardless of the competition anyhow (save for Rookie League in my concept).
55I_AM_CANADIAN
      Donor
      ID: 1361448
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 12:36
IF the 5th league is formed, I suggest letting Guru know, as he has a good understanding of what he wants to accomplish with the RIFC. As of right now, I believe the two AAA teams have equal chance of gaining entry to RIFC.
56Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 13:19
I'll admit I haven't paid much attention to this QL thread, but I've been going on the assumption that there will be two AAA leagues of equivalent stature - at least in terms of ascendency rights. We went to a second AAA league a few years ago (or maybe last year?) In order to have enough room to accommodate those from the RIFC moving down plus those from AA moving up plus a relatively significant portion of AAA teams staying put.

I also assumed that there would be as many AA leagues as were needed to fill demand. Last year, there was only 1. But there would be no pre-qualification for a AA league.

Ref's proposal [54] seems overly stratified to me.




57Tree
      ID: 3533298
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 13:46
I'll admit I haven't paid much attention to this QL thread, but I've been going on the assumption that there will be two AAA leagues of equivalent stature - at least in terms of ascendency rights. We went to a second AAA league a few years ago (or maybe last year?) In order to have enough room to accommodate those from the RIFC moving down plus those from AA moving up plus a relatively significant portion of AAA teams staying put.

I also assumed that there would be as many AA leagues as were needed to fill demand. Last year, there was only 1. But there would be no pre-qualification for a AA league.


this was also how i thought. i didn't realize that one AAA league held a more "prestigious" position than the other...
58Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 14:00
As it's now set up, I think the two AAA leagues are equivalent. Ref was just proposing an alternative, if I read it correctly.
59Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 14:21
Yep, not a huge deal, just an idea. The numbers are just something I threw together. I'm not against the way it is set up now--just an idea. As of now for instance, AAA1 fills up first. Then AAA2 goes until it needs FCFS from AA1.

Again, not a big deal, but seems to me that AAA1 may be the tougher league. Now I could easily be wrong. Then started thinking, as long as there are enough leagues, why not have an A league? Again, just ideas. If they work great. If not, great, If it sparks another idea altogether, great.
60 judy
      ID: 7771722
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 14:27
Hi Ref,

I volunteered to commish AA. Am I crazy? or will it be "fun"?
61Ref
      Donor
      ID: 539581218
      Fri, Aug 03, 2007, 14:29
Both! ;)
62judy
      ID: 7771722
      Sat, Aug 04, 2007, 18:25
I started an AA discussion thread just for us!

It is at http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/read.pl?
board=foot&thread=4882&lastpost=1186266130
63holt
      ID: 41512278
      Sat, Aug 04, 2007, 20:25
just beware, the league rules are a pain in the butt to program.

I may still have an AOL league from 2 seasons ago that could be used with minimal tweaks required (aol is basically a fanball copy - same engine). or maybe someone else has one.
64judy
      ID: 7771722
      Sun, Aug 05, 2007, 19:47
tell me about it -- although after Mike and i did it, I realized that
we probably could have cleared the TEAMS from last year's AA
league, given it a new name and just sent out new invitations...

I'll bet it would work -- I can't see commishes re-entering that data
year after year...

Oh, well, it is done for this year
65judy
      ID: 7771722
      Sun, Aug 05, 2007, 21:35
Holt -

Do you know how to set the flex TE/WR in AOL? I could not figure
it out on the site...

Anyone else can answer this as well.
66holt
      ID: 41512278
      Mon, Aug 06, 2007, 06:08
yeah - set WR min=2, max=3. and set TE min=1, max=2
67holt
      ID: 41512278
      Mon, Aug 06, 2007, 06:12
may as well post this.
this is what you should double-check your rule-page against:

LEAGUE RULES


Your league's preseason ends on Thu 09/06 8:30p EST.
The regular season begins immediately at the end of the preseason.

League Finances
The following transactions require a fee due to the league:

Your league does not require any transaction fees.

The following winnings will be paid to teams:

Your league does not require any transaction fees.

Lineup (designating players as starter or bench)
League members are allowed to set their own lineups until: Players lock 5 minutes before kickoff of their game.

Free Agent Deadlines
During the preseason, league members are allowed to make their own free agent acquisitions:
Always

During the regular season, league members are allowed to make their own free agent acquisitions:
Weekly starting Wednesday 01:00p EST and players lock 5 minutes before kickoff of their game.

Dropped Player (when a dropped player becomes available for pickup)
During the preseason, dropped player becomes available: Immediately

During the regular season, dropped player becomes available: Immediately

Claims
The following is a list of your leagues weekly deadline(s) to submit your claims request:

Wednesday at 12:00p EST


Waivers
Requests made for players on the waiver wire are awarded to the highest ranking team. Team rankings are established each Tuesday morning. Your league is set to rank teams using the following criteria:

First Criteria: Commissioner manually sets the rankings
Second Criteria: Worst to First, Points Scored (Season)
Third Criteria: Worst to First, Points Scored (Last Week)
Fourth Criteria: Virtual Coin Toss

Teams are moved to the end of the ranking order when they are awarded a player.

Teams can add umlimited player(s) per week using the waiver wire system.

Players will immediately go to the waiver wire for 48 hours after player has been dropped.

If a player's waiver processing date/time is set to occur after the player's game for the week has started, the league is set to: Player becomes a Free Agent next week Tuesday at Noon EST.


Trade Deadlines
During the preseason, league members are allowed to make their own trades:
Always

During the regular season, league members are allowed to make their own trades:
Allow trades involving any player in an early game until five minutes before kickoff of the early game, and at 12:55pm EST on Sunday for everyone else.

Your league's season ending trading deadline is: Fri 11/09 11:30p EST

When a team approves a trade, the trade is processed when the commissioner final approves trade.

Tie Breaker
Games ending in a tie are allowed.

Division Ranking
Teams are ranked within a division using the following order:

1. Overall Winning Percentage
2. Head-to-HEAD Games Played (2 teams only)
3. Most Points For, Season To Date
4. Most Points Against, Season To Date
5. Virtual Coin Toss

Starting Playoff Week
Your league's playoffs start on week: 14

Custom Rules (additional rules entered by the commissioner)

All players - offensive and defensive - will be awarded 6 points for any TD scored. If the system fails to do this automatically, the Commissioner will manually override.

During the draft, trades may include draft picks. Trades will normally be approved immediately by the Commissioner, assuming they are reasonably balanced. If league managers believe an announced trade is unbalanced, they should protest the trade ASAP.

After the draft, trades will be subject to a review period. For the first 24 hours following a trade, managers may protest a trade by posting a message at the RotoGuru forum, or by sending an email to the Commissioner. If at least 3 managers protest a trade within 24 hours of its announcement, then all managers will be polled within the next 24 hours. If seven or more managers vote to veto a trade, then it will not be approved. If a proposed trade is announced less than 24 hours before the earliest freeze for any player involved, then the entire trade will not be processed until the following week.

If a trade does not receive at least 3 protests, then it will be effective 24 hours after it is announced. If a trade receives at least 3 protests but the protests are not upheld in a full league vote, then the trade will be processed 48 hours after it is announced.

Playoff roster limitations:
Players at the primary skill positions (QB, RB, WR) and team defenses may not be added for any reason during the playoffs. Free agents at these positions will be locked out after the final regular season game. You may drop a player at one of these positions, but once dropped, that player cannot be added later.

Players at the other positions (TE, PK, IDP) may be added or dropped according to normal regular season guidelines, subject to playoff claiming priorities, if applicable.

Team which are not still active in the Championship playoffs may not make any transactions - adds or drops - even if they are still competing in the Consolation bracket.


Roster Requirements
The following minimum starters are allowed per position:
Quarterback 1
Running Back 2
Wide Receiver 2
Tight End 1
Place Kicker 1
Team Defense 1
Defensive Line 1
Linebacker 1
Defensive Back 1

The following maximum starters are allowed per position:
Quarterback 1
Running Back 2
Wide Receiver 3
Tight End 2
Place Kicker 1
Team Defense 1
Defensive Line 4
Linebacker 4
Defensive Back 4

The following maximum overall (starters + backups) are allowed on a team per position:
Quarterback 20
Running Back 20
Wide Receiver 20
Tight End 20
Place Kicker 20
Team Defense 20
Defensive Line 20
Linebacker 20
Defensive Back 20

Total number of starters: 15
Total number of backups: 9


Scoring System
The following scoring system is used to calculate your players fantasy points by position.
The scoring system is set to use 2 decimal positions.
Quarterback - Passing
- Passing Touchdowns
Award 4.00 points for passing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Passing Yards
Award 0.04 points for each 1 passing yard.
- Passing Interceptions
Subtract -2.00 points for each passing interception.
- Passing 2-Point Conversion
Award 1.00 point for each passing 2-point conversion.
Quarterback - Rushing
- Rushing Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for rushing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Rushing Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 rushing yard.
- Fumbles Lost
Subtract -2.00 points for each fumbles lost.
- Rushing 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each rushing 2-point conversion.
Quarterback - Receiving
- Receiving Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for receiving touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Receiving Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 receiving yard.
- Receiving 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each receiving 2-point conversion.
Quarterback - Combination (for leagues that combine rushing and receiving yardage).
Not scored
Quarterback - Kicking
- Field Goals
Award 3.00 points for field goals in the range of 0 to 39.
Award 4.00 points for field goals in the range of 40 to 49.
Award 5.00 points for field goals in the range of 50 to 100.
- Extra Points
Award 1.00 point for each extra point.
- Missed Field Goals
Subtract -1.00 points for missed field goals in the range of 0 to 29.
- Missed Extra Points
Subtract -1.00 points for each missed extra point.

Running Back - Passing
- Passing Touchdowns
Award 4.00 points for passing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Passing Yards
Award 0.04 points for each 1 passing yard.
- Passing Interceptions
Subtract -2.00 points for each passing interception.
- Passing 2-Point Conversion
Award 1.00 point for each passing 2-point conversion.
Running Back - Rushing
- Rushing Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for rushing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Rushing Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 rushing yard.
- Fumbles Lost
Subtract -2.00 points for each fumbles lost.
- Rushing 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each rushing 2-point conversion.
Running Back - Receiving
- Receiving Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for receiving touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Receiving Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 receiving yard.
- Receiving 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each receiving 2-point conversion.
Running Back - Combination (for leagues that combine rushing and receiving yardage).
Not scored
Running Back - Kicking
- Field Goals
Award 3.00 points for field goals in the range of 0 to 39.
Award 4.00 points for field goals in the range of 40 to 49.
Award 5.00 points for field goals in the range of 50 to 100.
- Extra Points
Award 1.00 point for each extra point.
- Missed Field Goals
Subtract -1.00 points for missed field goals in the range of 0 to 29.
- Missed Extra Points
Subtract -1.00 points for each missed extra point.

Wide Receiver - Passing
- Passing Touchdowns
Award 4.00 points for passing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Passing Yards
Award 0.04 points for each 1 passing yard.
- Passing Interceptions
Subtract -2.00 points for each passing interception.
- Passing 2-Point Conversion
Award 1.00 point for each passing 2-point conversion.
Wide Receiver - Rushing
- Rushing Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for rushing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Rushing Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 rushing yard.
- Fumbles Lost
Subtract -2.00 points for each fumbles lost.
- Rushing 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each rushing 2-point conversion.
Wide Receiver - Receiving
- Receiving Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for receiving touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Receiving Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 receiving yard.
- Receiving 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each receiving 2-point conversion.
Wide Receiver - Combination (for leagues that combine rushing and receiving yardage).
Not scored
Wide Receiver - Kicking
- Field Goals
Award 3.00 points for field goals in the range of 0 to 39.
Award 4.00 points for field goals in the range of 40 to 49.
Award 5.00 points for field goals in the range of 50 to 100.
- Extra Points
Award 1.00 point for each extra point.
- Missed Field Goals
Subtract -1.00 points for missed field goals in the range of 0 to 29.
- Missed Extra Points
Subtract -1.00 points for each missed extra point.

Tight End - Passing
- Passing Touchdowns
Award 4.00 points for passing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Passing Yards
Award 0.04 points for each 1 passing yard.
- Passing Interceptions
Subtract -2.00 points for each passing interception.
- Passing 2-Point Conversion
Award 1.00 point for each passing 2-point conversion.
Tight End - Rushing
- Rushing Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for rushing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Rushing Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 rushing yard.
- Fumbles Lost
Subtract -2.00 points for each fumbles lost.
- Rushing 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each rushing 2-point conversion.
Tight End - Receiving
- Receiving Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for receiving touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Receiving Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 receiving yard.
- Receiving 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each receiving 2-point conversion.
Tight End - Combination (for leagues that combine rushing and receiving yardage).
Not scored
Tight End - Kicking
- Field Goals
Award 3.00 points for field goals in the range of 0 to 39.
Award 4.00 points for field goals in the range of 40 to 49.
Award 5.00 points for field goals in the range of 50 to 100.
- Extra Points
Award 1.00 point for each extra point.
- Missed Field Goals
Subtract -1.00 points for missed field goals in the range of 0 to 29.
- Missed Extra Points
Subtract -1.00 points for each missed extra point.

Place Kicker - Passing
- Passing Touchdowns
Award 4.00 points for passing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Passing Yards
Award 0.04 points for each 1 passing yard.
- Passing Interceptions
Subtract -2.00 points for each passing interception.
- Passing 2-Point Conversion
Award 1.00 point for each passing 2-point conversion.
Place Kicker - Rushing
- Rushing Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for rushing touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Rushing Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 rushing yard.
- Fumbles Lost
Subtract -2.00 points for each fumbles lost.
- Rushing 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each rushing 2-point conversion.
Place Kicker - Receiving
- Receiving Touchdowns
Award 6.00 points for receiving touchdowns in the range of 0 to 100.
- Receiving Yards
Award 0.10 points for each 1 receiving yard.
- Receiving 2-Point Conversion
Award 2.00 points for each receiving 2-point conversion.
Place Kicker - Combination (for leagues that combine rushing and receiving yardage).
Not scored
Place Kicker - Kicking
- Field Goals
Award 3.00 points for field goals in the range of 0 to 39.
Award 4.00 points for field goals in the range of 40 to 49.
Award 5.00 points for field goals in the range of 50 to 100.
- Extra Points
Award 1.00 point for each extra point.
- Missed Field Goals
Subtract -1.00 points for missed field goals in the range of 0 to 29.
- Missed Extra Points
Subtract -1.00 points for each missed extra point.

Team Defense
- Blocked Extra Points
Award 2.00 points for each blocked extra point.
- Blocked Punts
Award 2.00 points for each blocked punt.
- Blocked Field Goals
Award 2.00 points for each blocked field goal.
- Touchdowns scored on Blocked Kicks/Punts
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on blocked kicks/punts in the range of 0 to 110.
- Fumbles Recovered
Award 2.00 points for each fumbles recovered.
- Touchdowns scored on Fumbles Recovered
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on fumbles recovered in the range of 0 to 110.
- Interceptions
Award 2.00 points for each 1 interception.
- Touchdowns scored on Interceptions
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on interceptions in the range of 0 to 110.
- Sacks
Award 1.00 point for each 1 sack.
- Safeties
Award 3.00 points for each Safety.
- Defensive Points Allowed
Award 10.00 points for defensive points allowed in the range of 0 to 0.
Award 7.00 points for defensive points allowed in the range of 1 to 6.
Award 4.00 points for defensive points allowed in the range of 7 to 13.
Award 1.00 point for defensive points allowed in the range of 14 to 20.
Award -1.00 points for defensive points allowed in the range of 28 to 34.
Award -4.00 points for defensive points allowed in the range of 35 to 110.
- Net Yards Allowed (Pass + Rush - Sack Yds)
Award 10.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 0 to 124.
Award 9.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 125 to 149.
Award 8.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 150 to 174.
Award 7.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 175 to 199.
Award 6.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 200 to 224.
Award 5.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 225 to 249.
Award 4.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 250 to 274.
Award 3.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 275 to 299.
Award 2.00 points for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 300 to 399.
Award 1.00 point for net yards allowed (pass + rush - sack yds) in the range of 400 to 499.
- Kickoff Return Touchdowns
Individual Players get the following points:
Award 6.00 points for kickoff return touchdowns in the range of 0 to 110.
- Punt Return Touchdowns
Individual Players get the following points:
Award 6.00 points for punt return touchdowns in the range of 0 to 110.
- Kickoff Return Yards
Individual Players get the following points:
Award 0.04 points for each 1 kickoff return yard.
- Punt Return Yards
Individual Players get the following points:
Award 0.10 points for each 1 punt return yard.

Defensive Line - IDP
- Solo Tackles
Award 1.00 point for each 1 solo tackle.
- Assisted Tackles
Award 0.50 points for each 1 assisted tackle.
- Sacks
Award 3.00 points for each 1 sack.
- Half Sacks
Award 1.50 points for each half sack.
- Pass Defensed
Award 1.00 point for each 1 pass defensed.
- Interceptions
Award 3.00 points for each 1 interception.
- Touchdowns scored on Interceptions
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on interceptions in the range of 0 to 110.
- Forced Fumbles
Award 2.00 points for each 1 forced fumble.
- Fumbles Recovered
Award 1.00 point for each 1 fumbles recovered.
- Touchdowns scored on Fumbles Recovered
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on fumbles recovered in the range of 0 to 110.
- Safeties
Award 3.00 points for each 1 safetie.

Linebacker - IDP
- Solo Tackles
Award 1.00 point for each 1 solo tackle.
- Assisted Tackles
Award 0.50 points for each 1 assisted tackle.
- Sacks
Award 3.00 points for each 1 sack.
- Half Sacks
Award 1.50 points for each half sack.
- Pass Defensed
Award 1.00 point for each 1 pass defensed.
- Interceptions
Award 3.00 points for each 1 interception.
- Touchdowns scored on Interceptions
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on interceptions in the range of 0 to 110.
- Forced Fumbles
Award 2.00 points for each 1 forced fumble.
- Fumbles Recovered
Award 1.00 point for each 1 fumbles recovered.
- Touchdowns scored on Fumbles Recovered
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on fumbles recovered in the range of 0 to 110.
- Safeties
Award 3.00 points for each 1 safetie.

Defensive Back - IDP
- Solo Tackles
Award 1.00 point for each 1 solo tackle.
- Assisted Tackles
Award 0.50 points for each 1 assisted tackle.
- Sacks
Award 3.00 points for each 1 sack.
- Half Sacks
Award 1.50 points for each half sack.
- Pass Defensed
Award 1.00 point for each 1 pass defensed.
- Interceptions
Award 3.00 points for each 1 interception.
- Touchdowns scored on Interceptions
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on interceptions in the range of 0 to 110.
- Forced Fumbles
Award 2.00 points for each 1 forced fumble.
- Fumbles Recovered
Award 1.00 point for each 1 fumbles recovered.
- Touchdowns scored on Fumbles Recovered
Award 6.00 points for touchdowns scored on fumbles recovered in the range of 0 to 110.
- Safeties
Award 3.00 points for each 1 safetie.
68judy
      ID: 7771722
      Mon, Aug 06, 2007, 17:01
Mike and I did all that. We're OK for points and rules, etc.

How much time are you setting for you initial draft limit? And when
are you starting your draft?

How did you set the draft order?
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