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0 Subject: RIFC 2018: Regular Season discussion

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 13:10

and we're off...
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 13:15
Recap of rules for 2018:

“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 4-12 in the 2018 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: 51737190
      Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 14:51
I see Guru has put the league on notice that he's planning on kicking ass and taking names this year. Impressive score!
      ID: 3682311
      Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 15:40
Very jealous of Tyreek Hill!
      ID: 316312520
      Fri, Sep 14, 2018, 18:43
I am thinking should have played safe with Brees rather than watson and not drafted G. Olsen already. It is only week 1 so -----I wish they would just put Olsen on IR.
      ID: 51737190
      Mon, Sep 17, 2018, 08:47
Mahomes for President! Regardless of DFS and this league, I'm thoroughly enjoying watching him light the league on fire. Great kid and the type of pro that is becoming rare unfortunately.
      ID: 32872010
      Mon, Sep 17, 2018, 16:27
Man... owning Josh Gordon has been a real roller-coaster ride so far this year!

@ttuCowboy... He's been really impressive!
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Sep 25, 2018, 09:19
Remember that during weeks with byes, you may start only one RB, substituting an extra receiver. The system has now been set to allow this.
      ID: 32872010
      Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 10:04
228.56 By Youngroman this week!!!

Wow! Glad I was never in contention for a win!
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 10:48
Glad I didn't face him this week. I scored 180 - and would have lost by 48!
      ID: 20555612
      Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 18:16
are 228.56 points some kind of RIFC record? and some players on my team even underperformed (Bortles, DeSean, Cook). if they would have scored their season averages 250+ points would have been possible. my team is clicking right now and I fear it falls of a cliff come playoff time. I tend to be good during the regular season only to lose in the first playoff round by scoring less than 100 points.

on a side note: I also had the highest score in the pickoff game with 14 out of 15 correct picks.

from now on it can only get worse.
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 00:34
Wow - two wins this week, one by 0.94, and the other by 1.12. I'm going to have to sweat out the scoring corrections on Thursday morning.
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