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0 Subject: RIFC 2017: Regular Season discussion

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Tue, Sep 05, 2017, 11:11

Two days until the season opens. On your marks...
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Sep 05, 2017, 11:26
Blind bid waivers will take place at three times each week:
Wed at 7pm
Thurs at 7:30pm
Sun at 8am

The Wednesday bidding will be for all unrostered players, just as in past years. The Thursday and Sunday bidding will only be for players dropped during the week. A dropped player will be eligible for the first blind bidding that occurs 24 hours after the time of drop. So, for example, a player dropped during Wednesday blind bidding should be subject to the Thursday night bidding. All other players dropped by 8am Saturday will be subject to the Sunday morning bidding. Any player dropped after 8am Saturday will be locked until the next week.

There will be a three hour lockout period after the Wednesday bidding. The purpose is to allow time to review and correct any potential errors in the blind bid processing. FCFS free agent pickups begin at 10pm Wednesday, and continue through each player's game time.

For consistency, I set up the post-draft bidding on the same schedule: Wed/Thu/Sun. Hopefully, this will allow people to get comfortable with the sequence of events. It will also give us an opportunity to make sure everything works as expected.

Everyone gets $100 blind bid dollars to start the season. Bids must be made in integer increments. Once the season starts, blind bid ties will be broken in reverse order of standings (win%, then points, then HTH). Prior to week #1, ties are broken based on the reverse of draft selection round order. I have a custom waiver order set with that order. That custom order will need to be deleted after the first weekend, so that it is not used for any subsequent bid tiebreakers.

Here is the league calendar:

Remember that we use conditional blind bidding. For more info, see the mfl help page:
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Sep 05, 2017, 11:29
Recap of rules for 2017. Changes from the prior year are shown in blue:

“Banzai” format: Same as a traditional snake, except the third round is reversed. Thus, the team with the first overall pick has the last pick in rounds 2, 3, and 4.

1 QB
2 RB
2 WR
1 TE
1 K
2 DL
2 LB
2 DB
1 additional IDP (flex)
9 bench
24 Total

For the NFL weeks when teams are on bye (weeks 5-11 in the 2017 season), starting rosters may have only one running back. If only one RB is started, then the starting receivers must be either 3 WR and 2 TE, or 4 WR and one TE.

Decimal scoring is applied for all categories.

Offense Category Points
(apply to all players, including IDP)
Passing TD 4
Other TD 6 (all TDs, whether on offense, defense, or special teams)
Passing-2pt conv 1
Other-2pt conv 2
Passing yard 1/25 (i.e., .04 per yard)
Rushing yard 1/10 (i.e., .10 per yard)
Receiving yard 1/10
Punt return yard 1/10 (also applies to IDP)
Kick return yard 1/25 (also applies to IDP)
Kick return 0 (no deduction)
Int, fumbles lost -2

Kicking Points
(apply to all players, including IDP)
Extra point made 1
FG under 40 yards 3
FG 40-49 yards 4
FG 50+ yards 5
Missed FG <30 -1
Missed FG 30+ 0

Indiv Defensive Player Points
(apply to all players, including offensive players and kickers)
Solo Tackle 1
Asst Tackle 0.5
Tackle for loss 2
QB hit 1
Pass defensed 1
Sack 1 (half sack=0.5)
Interception 3
Fumble forced 2
Fumble recovery 2
TD 6 (all TDs, whether on offense, defense, or special teams)
Safety 3 (including safety on extra point attempt)<
Blocked kick (FG, XP, punt) 2
Defensive conversion returns (extra point) 2

Unlisted players
During the draft, any player may be drafted, regardless of whether or not the player is listed at the hosting game site. Once the draft is completed, unlisted players may not be added to any roster. This applies for any post-draft waiver processing as well.

In the event that a drafted player is not listed after the draft has completed, a placeholder player will be assigned to the drafting team, to be replaced by the drafted player as soon as he is available.

Position eligibility
Except as defined below, a players position eligibility will be that assigned by the league hosting site.

If a player is listed at one position when drafted and that position is subsequently changed by the hosting site, the manager drafting that player may elect to retain the original position. In this event, that player will keep the drafted position eligibility until he is dropped or traded, at which time the eligibility will revert to the hosting system's default position.

Injured Reserve
Each team will have one slot available for injured reserve. A player may only be placed on injured reserve when he is so designated by the NFL and the hosting site reflects that IR status.

If a manager adds a player who is already designated as IR at the time of his pickup (either through priority claiming or free agent pickup), that team must keep the player on its active roster until the following week. Players who are already designated as IR when drafted are not subject to this limitation, and may be placed in the IR slot immediately after the draft.

Once an IR player has returned to active status by the NFL, that player must be removed from the IR slot no later than the Wednesday following his activation. If an ineligible player remains in an IR slot after this time, the commissioner may forcibly drop such player after a 24-hour notice (via email) to the manager.

Priority Claiming
All free agents (any players not on a current roster) are subject to a weekly claiming process at 7:00pm ET on Wednesday, using a blind bidding process. Each team will be allocated a budget for the regular season of $100, with a minimum bid of $1. Ties will be broken in favor of the current standings (with applicable tiebreakers), worst-to-first. Blind bidding will use the conditional setup at MFL.

Starting at 10:00pm ET on each Wednesday, all free agents who have cleared waivers may be picked up by any team "first come, first served. " However, dropped players will subject to a one day lockout period, after which they will be subject to the next scheduled blind bidding period. Blind bidding for dropped players will be scheduled for Thursdays at 7:30pm ET and Sundays at 8:00 am ET.

During the postseason (weeks 14-16), the first weekly blind bidding will be pushed back to Thursday so that any stats corrections (which might conceivably impact playoff results from the prior weekend) can be processed. For surviving teams in the championship bracket, blind bidding will take place at 3pm ET on Thursday, with free agents released for FCFS pickup at 6pm ET. Dropped players will be subject to blind bidding only on Sunday morning at 8:00 am ET

Immediately following the draft, undrafted players will be subject to a priority claiming process (blind bidding), with tiebreaking priorities equal to the reverse of the draft selection order (i.e, the order in which team selected their draft sequence.)

Starting five minutes prior to the scheduled start of each NFL game, no player in that game may be dropped, regardless of whether the player is an active or bench player.

13 week round robin
Doubleheaders all weeks 1-13 (play each team twice)
Single elimination playoffs, weeks 14-16

Trades and trade deadline
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.

The trade deadline is the weekend following the final week with byes.

Stat corrections
Official stat corrections will be automatically applied. This typically happens on Thursday morning. In the playoffs, this can lead to an issue if a team is suddenly “back in the game”, but that team was unable to make roster moves the prior day. If a stat correction changes a playoff matchup at the last minute, then any impacted team will be given the opportunity to make a last minute roster move, if needed. The Commissioner will attempt to ensure that this provision is enabled as fairly as possible under the circumstances.

During the playoffs, once the first game of the week has started, no stat corrections will be allowed thereafter.

8 teams, single elimination
The 8 teams will be those with the top 6 W/L records plus the two other teams with the most points
The top four seeds will be based on W/L record (including applicable tiebreakers)
Seeds 5-8 will be based on total points for the other four playoff teams
Teams with equivalent W/L records are ranked based on total points first, then head-to-head record.
Bracket is fixed (no reseeding after each round)

Blind bidding will continue throughout the playoffs. At the beginning of the playoffs, the top seeded team will receive an additional blind bidding allocation of $16, the second seed will receive $14, … with the 8th seed receiving $2. These allocations will be added to any balances remaining from the regular season. Any blind bidding ties during the playoffs will be awarded in favor of the better seeded team.

If a playoff game ends in a tie score, the team with the better seed shall advance.

There will be no restriction on player add/drop transactions for teams still active in the championship playoffs. Teams 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.

      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Sep 05, 2017, 11:48
If you would like to have different modules displayed on your home page, you can set that up under For Owners=>Franchise Setup=>Home Page
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Sep 05, 2017, 14:46
Make sure you set your starting lineup for week #1. By default, everyone starts the season on the bench.
      ID: 16573015
      Sun, Sep 10, 2017, 08:30
The first attempt to process a waiver at 8am this morning failed in AAA#1. You might have to check the settings in all the leagues?!?
      ID: 15317315
      Tue, Sep 12, 2017, 15:55
Wow, that was a really under-whelming week 1 for fantasy scoring!

Very interesting fantasy climate right now though. I'm having a hard time making judgement calls as to the players moving up and down.
      ID: 506542620
      Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 19:33
Wow! Way to go guys... Love the week 1 waiver wire activity!

That Cohen pickup may very well be an end of year talking point!
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 10:39
Cohen went for $100 in the AA league.
      ID: 57791610
      Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 13:06
My 2nd/3rd RBs are Woodhead and Doug Martin, so I needed to make sure I got one of the top waiver options and figured I might as well shoot for Cohen. We'll see how it plays out - $65 could really easily end up being a great price or a terrible price.
      ID: 15317315
      Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 13:39
$100!? That's not recommendable in any league!
      ID: 217372011
      Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 20:46
Maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see a waivers report on the app...
      ID: 32872010
      Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 11:18
I had a lot of byes and injuries this week, was almost looking at dropping Alfred Morris. Glad I didn't now!
      ID: 77532019
      Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 16:08

i'ven now lost my second, third, and sixth round picks to IR.

losing Cook might have been possible to recover from. losing Rodgers...oh boy.
      ID: 57213279
      Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 12:19
I've lost my 1st and 3rd round picks to being terrible (McCoy and CJ), and my 4th and 6th round picks to IR (Kwon Alexander and B Marsh).

Coupled with some terrible managing (last minute swaps in of Crowder and Rudolph for John Brown and Engram costing me 25+ points).

Not hard to see why I'm where I'm at in the standings...
      ID: 28812258
      Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 22:23
Both deepsnapper and I submitted $16 blind bid waiver requests for Orleans Darkwa. Deepsnapper's request was succesful. This confirms that the first blind bid tiebreaker is set up correctly.

Once the season starts, blind bid ties will be broken in reverse order of standings (win%, then points, then HTH).
16Philly Busters
      ID: 1852113
      Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 11:26
It looks like the MFL site has given every player who was active last night -1 for a missed 0 yard field goal. Too funny. I'm sure it will get corrected.
      ID: 32872010
      Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 16:49
Hoping to join the 200+ Club tonight!

Only achieve 8 times so far in RIFC history!

I've already broken my franchise best of 179.94 in 2014 week 14.
      ID: 128331918
      Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 20:55
      ID: 317361123
      Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 09:33
4th overall in the History of the RIFC!

Also, that's the highest score ever during a bye week!
20 deepsnaper
      ID: 42912511
      Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 12:03
looking for a Low-end RB1 in exchange for C. Wentz or D. Carr . Both coming up on Bye week 10 so one needs to go. Will go wit either/Watson (I hope).

Maybe we can help each other :)

      ID: 32872010
      Mon, Nov 06, 2017, 16:23
Interested in Wentz. ;)
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Nov 20, 2017, 22:15
We have now passed all bye weeks. Therefore, the RB flex option will no longer be allowed. You must start 2 RBs again starting with week 12.

Because of the change in settings, starting rosters have not been carried forward from week #11, so each team must reset all starters.
      ID: 330592710
      Sat, Dec 02, 2017, 16:34
The calendar for playoff weeks is slightly different than for the regular season.

1. No add/drop transactions will be allowed until at least 3pm on Tuesday. This includes submitting blind bid claims. The purpose is to allow the commissioner to get the playoffs properly seeded and to ensure that teams not active in the Championship bracket are properly excluded from further add/drop transactions.

2. There will be no blind bidding on Wednesday.

3. The first blind bidding will take place on 3pm ET on Thursday. This is so that all stats corrections can be processed on Thursday morning before any bids are processed - just in case a scoring adjustment results in a change in the previous week's game outcomes.

4. FCFS free agent pickups will begin at 6pm ET Thursday. Again, only teams still active in the Championship bracket may make add/drop transactions.

The schedule for the balance of the week will proceed as normal.
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 05, 2017, 09:59
Playoff brackets have been seeded.

Second round of the consolation bracket may be adjusted after round 1. Highest scoring losing team in round 1 will advance, and matchups will be reset to prevent a duplicate matchup, if needed.

Blind bid dollars have been adjusted for teams in the top bracket. #1 seeded team gets an extra $16, #2 seed gets $14, etc.

Blind bid tiebreaker favors the team with the better seed during the playoffs.

Team not in the championship brackets have locked rosters.

Hopefully I did everything correctly!

25Slackjawed Yokel
      ID: 38502923
      Wed, Dec 06, 2017, 23:44
Thanks for rehashing the rules... Was just checkiing mfl to see if waivers had been run.

Good luck to all in the playoffs
      ID: 32872010
      Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 10:17
Congrats to Slackjawed Yokel for having advanced! I think the concussions to Kamara and Ertz with Zeke already out were too much to overcome!

Great playoff performance from Twolves as well!!!
      ID: 77532019
      Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 12:11
what am i, chopped liver!??! 7 seed knocking off the 2!

also, just realized that except for the #1 seed, every other game in the winner's bracket featured the top seeded team losing.
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