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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.
      ID: 237262718
      Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 13:50
My team won a matchup!!!!!

I was almost hoping for the following situation, which had a realistic chance of happening:

I finish 0-26
Island Bombers finishes 14-12
I finish with more points than Island Bombers

I'll settle for not being mentioned alongside the Lions and Browns
      ID: 32872010
      Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 16:29
Trade Announcement:

IAC gave up
Johnson, Duke CLE RB;
Hilton, T.Y. IND WR

SwinganaMiss gave up
Mixon, Joe CIN RB
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 18:14
This is the final week with byes. Starting week #13, two RBs will again be required in each starting lineup.
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 13:31
A few guidelines to keep in mind.

1. We have now passed all bye weeks, so the ability to start only one RB no longer applies. You must start 2RB, 2-3WR, and 1-2TE.

2. This (week 13) is the final week of the regular season. The championship playoffs start in week 14, and involve 8 teams. The top 6 teams in the W-L standings advance, as well as the other two teams with the best average points for the season. The top 4 seeds are set based on standings rank, and the other 4 teams are seeded based on points (regardless of W/L record.)

3. The Championship playoffs are a single elimination tournament from weeks 14-16. Teams are seeded at the beginning and then the bracket plays out. There is no reseeding in weeks 15-16.

4. Teams still alive in the championship playoffs may continue to make add/drops, and blind bid dollars will be added to each of the top 8 teams based on seed (from $16 for seed #1 to $2 for seed #8).

5. A consolation bracket will be set up for the six teams that do not advance. However, those teams will not be able to add/drop players after their week 13 rosters are frozen. So if you expect to miss the championship bracket, make sure you have enough built-in flexibility to get you through weeks 14-16, as needed.
      ID: 20555612
      Tue, Dec 04, 2018, 07:03
mission accomplished: p1 with most points scored.
but now I have a problem: half of the team that helped me reaching p1 got injured the last 2 weeks and may not be ready to play this week. need to find some gems on the wire.

I predict a loss.
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 04, 2018, 10:03
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.

Playoff brackets have now been seeded. Remember that six teams advance based on W/L record, and the two remaining teams with the most points get the last two spots. Seeding for 1-4 is based on standings, seeding for 5-8 is based on points.

Note that Demaryius Targaryen claims the #8 spot over Fugazi by 1.16 points. If a scoring adjustment on Thursday morning flips that, I’ll need to make a quick adjustment.

The 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!
      ID: 545112110
      Tue, Dec 04, 2018, 11:04
I'm amazed I made the playoffs with practically zero production from my RB position. Thanks Mahomes! Lol
      ID: 32872010
      Tue, Dec 04, 2018, 13:43
Was an incredibly hard year to predict... especially the RBs. Really happy to have made it in as well... was a little worried early in the year.
      ID: 211131196
      Wed, Dec 05, 2018, 07:44
I was watching Rivers final drive VERY closely Sunday night. Thankfully he saved me from a few bad decisions on my part that kept me from a much better position. Oh well - very happy to have squeaked in as well (so far, at least) in a competitive year.
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Dec 06, 2018, 10:15
Demaryius_Targaryen has survived the Thursday morning stat corrections. Actually gained a half point. So the playoff seedings remain unchanged.
22 gibby88
      ID: 811311214
      Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 15:31
Need some advice...going back and forth on KAMARA or LINDSAY for week 15. I am in a head-to-head league. I have crunched the numbers but still seem to get KAMARA.....but Lindsay against CLE looks good.

Any help would be appreciated.
      ID: 439412117
      Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 19:20
RE: Gibby88

Why do you have to chose between them? Is it a start 2 RB league?

My personal "recency bias" would have me pick Lindsay, as the last few weeks have me a little concerned with the Saints offence in general.
      ID: 545112110
      Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 11:54
Always nice when AB, Cooks and Funchess combine for 5.7 points the first week of the playoffs. Barf
      ID: 581134176
      Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 07:35
every player I started performed below average this week. no surprise that I only have 59.5 points with 2 players to go.

well played IAC and good luck in the final.
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 11:50
I need 20 points from Kamara tonight. He averaged 18.9 during the season. And the way many other top players performed this weekend, a low number seems more likely than an high one. Oh well.

In the "if only" category - if only I had started Fairbairn as my kicker (22 pts) instead of Gostkowski (4 pts), I'd only need about 2 points from Kamara. And if I'd have also started Cohen instead of Lindsay, I'd have already won.

But that's the nature of the Fantasy Football beast.
      ID: 14720220
      Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 17:15
Brutal week for the both of us Guru.
196 last week, and I fully expected several of my players to faceplant this week.
Sure enough, I barely broke 100 this week.
G/L tonight! It should be close!
      ID: 32872010
      Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 14:26
Close outcome between Guru/SwinganaMiss (~1point separating)... It'll be interesting to see if there are any Thursday morning adjustments?!

@YR... good matchup! You put up 230 against me in week 6 (Highest historical weekly point for in RIFC), only fair that the pendulum should swing the other way! ;)

I haven't made the Finals of the RIFC in quite some time... Looking forward to watching week 16 with special interest.
      ID: 35493114
      Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 19:33
I just looked thru your draft rationales.

Wow. So many injuries and I think more busts than not in the first 10 rounds. Check out wiggs at 9.05; it’s pretty fun...

Not telling you who, go LOOK!

      ID: 32872010
      Thu, Dec 20, 2018, 15:06
The way injuries are pilling up is making this week really tough... however... That was the best $5 I've ever spent on Waivers today! :)

RE 29/Judy: Yes, that was some good homer information! :)
      ID: 14720220
      Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 16:17
G/L this weekend IAC. If I can split the difference between my last two weeks, it ought to be a close game.
I will be at the Colts/Giants game tomorrow to see several of my guys in action (Barkley, Hilton, Autry, and Vinatieri). Hoping for a high-scoring affair (for FF) and another Colts win!
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