League Rules and Regulations
£100 entry fee
The cost of the draft board and stickers for draft day, plus the cost of room hire, plus any other odds and ends needed for set up will come to about £200 etc - everything else will go to prizes.
Winner : £500
Runner up £300
Semi final losers: £100 x 2
Highest weekly score: £100
Toilet Bowl winner: £100
League Set Up
14 teams in the league - so every team will play every other team once and once only during the season.Scoring and roster set up will be the default taken from the NFL.com fantasy league unless specifically noted otherwise
(default roster is : QB, 2RBs, 2WRs, 1TE, 1DEF, 1K, 1 Flex RB/WR, 7 bench spots)
After a 13 week regular season, the top 6 teams will compete in a playoff for the title of TFP Originals Champion.
The two teams with the best record over the regular season will get a bye through week 14. Week 15 will be semi finals, week 16 the Final.
The bottom 8 teams will have a post season knockout (the “Toilet Bowl”: quarter final week 14, semis week 15, final week 16) - to ensure all teams have an interest through the season. The winner of this consolation knockout will get their £100 stake back.
There will be a £100 prize for the team with the highest single-week team score (weeks 1 to 16)
The only difference to standard scoring is: individual offensive players will score 6 points for any touchdown they score, including punt returns and kick off returns. So if Antonio Brown catches a punt and takes it back for a score, both Brown, and also the Steelers defense/special teams will score points for this
We will go with WAB (Waiver Acquisition Budget) in 2017, but we need to get a firm agreement as a group as to what we do going forwards as we have struggled to pin this one down! For anyone who hasn’t used this before, the NFL fantasy site has an explanation (at http://www.nfl.com/fantasyfootball/help/custom-WAB)
All managers will have 200 waiver points for the season, and 3 ways they can use them:
- On draft day, each manager will submit a sealed bid of 0 to 200 points. The manager with the highest bid gets first choice of draft spot, next highest has second choice etc (two or more managers with the same bid will draw lots for priority). Each team will then have the amount of their bid deducted from their 200 points, to leave their remaining budget for the season
- During weekly waivers all managers can use any or all of their budget to bid for unowned players (as detailed on the NFL.com fantasy site)
- During the season, all managers can use any or all of their budget as part of a trade deal (for example Manager A gives Andrew Luck to manager B, in exchange for Andy Dalton and 40 waiver points)
(We will see how well this works, and how much extra effort it causes the commissioner, before deciding whether we go the same way for future seasons)