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THE NBL (NFL.com) - Internal Rules - Year 16 (2020)

THE NO BOLLOX LEAGUE (NFL.com) Struck Out & Permanently Banned List

Last Years Final Standings

Annual Reorganising of the Divisions for 2020…

There will be 2 US and 2 UK teams in each Division. Once Divisions are drawn whichever one I am drawn in will become the North (as a little gift to myself as I am a Lions fan and they are in the NFC North) it really makes no material difference to the fantasy season whatsoever as the teams drawn with me are still the same teams just they to will be in the North division.

NBL SUPER BOWL HISTORY

NBL SUPER BOWL RECORDS

NBL - INDIVIDUAL LEAGUE RECORDS

WEEKLY STRIKE COUNT 2020

WK1 - no strikes issued
WK2 - 1 strike (Richard La Bounty)
WK3 - no strikes issued
WK4 - 2 strikes (Richard La Bounty)
WK5 - 5 strikes (Nathan Powell x1, Tyron Webb x2, Bradley Rose x1 & Tony Hamm x1)
WK6 - no strikes issued
WK7 - no strikes issued
WK8 - 1 strike (Nathan Powell)
WK9 - 1 strike (Richard La Bounty)
WK10 - no strikes issued
WK11 - no strikes issued
WK12 - 1 strike (Tony Hamm)
WK13 - no strikes issued
WK14 - no strikes issued
WK15 - no strikes issued
WK16 - 2 strikes (Tyron Webb x2)
WK17 - 4 strikes (Nathan Powell x2 & Tyron Webb x2)

Link to previous years table: WEEKLY STRIKE COUNT 2019

Week 1 Strikes (x1)

Sad to report the following strike is awarded for NFL Week 1:

Richard La Bounty - Bloodmakesthegrassgrow (USA) x1 for:

x1 Started DB - Charvarius Ward - (KC) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Sep 18 at 2:28pm by Rotowire.com

Won’t play Sunday
Ward has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Rashad Fenton is expected to draw the start opposite rookie L’Jarius Sneed with Ward out. Considering the team believed Ward had a shot at playing earlier this week, there’s a good chance he’ll be back in action when the Chiefs travel to Baltimore in Week 3.

1st Poll of 2020 Result


Okay the vote is in favour of increasing to 2 RESERVE slots permanently but sadly only 5 GM’s out of 16 bothered to vote. The poll was only closed today 24th September 2020 - way over the 28 days by rule a poll has to be up for before closing so the 11 GM’s (listed below) who did not vote as per the new poll voting rules starting this season will all pick up a strike.

Non Voters x1 strike each

Carl Fisher
Rich Leese
Jed Bradshaw
Tyron Webb
Brian Lassiter
Brad Rose
Mike Delino
David Landers
Paul Loos
Richard La Bounty
Nathan Powell

Week 4 Strikes (x2)

Sad to report the following strikes are awarded for NFL Week 4:

Richard La Bounty - Bloodmakesthegrassgrow (USA) x2 for:

x1 Started QB - Ben Roethlisberger - (PIT) - on a BYE
x1 Started DB - Ricardo Allen - (ATL) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Sat, Oct 3 at 6:25pm by Rotowire.com

Unavailable for Week 4
Allen (elbow) has been ruled out for Monday’s game versus the Packers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Allen will miss a second straight game after sitting out of practice all week. Starting safety Keanu Neal (hamstring) has also been ruled out, so expect Damontae Kazee and rookie Jaylinn Hawkins to assume starting roles while Sharrod Neasman rotates in.

Week 5 Strikes (x5)

Sad to report the following strikes are awarded for NFL Week 5:


Nathan Powell - Fantasy Fighters - USA x1 for:

x1 Started DB - Jonathan Jones - (NE) - on a BYE


Tyron Webb - THEGMEN - UK x2 for:

x1 Started WR - Michael Thomas - (NO) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Sun, Oct 11 at 3:30pm by Rotowire.com

Won’t return Week 5
The Saints have ruled out Thomas (ankle) for Monday’s contest against the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Even if the Saints likely believe he can handle the rigors of a game at the moment, keeping Thomas on the sideline for a fourth consecutive game seems like a prudent one with a Week 6 bye on tap. He’ll thus have two more weeks to get past the high left ankle sprain that he sustained in the regular-season opener, with an eye toward returning Sunday, Oct. 25 versus the Panthers. On Monday, New Orleans will roll with Emmanuel Sanders, Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Bennie Fowler at wide receiver.

x1 Started K - Brandon McManus - (DEN) - on a BYE


Bradley Rose - Arian Foster Care - USA x1 for:

x1 Started DL - Chase Winovich - (NE) - on a BYE


Tony Hamm - Chargers Go - UK x1 for:

x1 Started DB - Justin Simmons - (DEN) - on a BYE


Sadly another GM has hit 3 strikes meaning they can and most likely will be replaced in the off season - however McBear (Douglas Hay) runs ‘NBL 2’ a second chance league that’s the same ethos = USA v UK, but does not have the strike system so recommend any who lose their spot in my ‘No Bollox League’ but want to play again next season get in contact with McBear.

I will also pass on details to him of those being struck out of my NBL league to help him fill his league. :football:

2nd Poll of 2020 Result


Okay the vote is in favour of not having a trade deadline at all - which I find incredible but the 13 teams that bothered to vote - out of 16 - the majority (46%) went for that so that is how it is for not just this season but on going in future years to. Sadly despite keeping this poll open for over 2 months as opposed to the 1 month (28 days) standard and chasing up peeps on social media & by e-mails sent from the league e-mail client itself etc., still only 11 GM’s managed to vote and post they had voted in the correct place - the polls attached message board. I officially closed the poll today - 21st October 2020 - way over the 28 days by rule a poll has to be up for before closing and so the following 5 GM’s (listed below and not showing in the above screen grab as having posted voted) pick up a strike as per the new poll voting rules that came into effect this season.

Non confirmed Voters x1 strike each

Rich Leese
Nathan Powell
Tyron Webb
David Landers
Paul Loos

If any of you have trouble finding the polls and attached (correct) message boards please reach out for help by contacting me - PM from here on TFP forum or hit me up on Discord and I will do my best to show you how to find them.

Week 8 Strikes (x1)

Sad to report the following strike is awarded for NFL Week 8:


Nathan Powell - Fantasy Fighters - USA x1 for:

x1 Started LB - Nate Gerry - (PHI) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day and placed on IR.

Published: Fri, Oct 30 at 3:19pm by Rotowire.com

Placed on IR

Gerry (ankle) was placed on IR on Friday.

Analysis: Gerry’s placement on IR means he’ll have to miss at least the next three weeks, so the earliest he could return will be Week 11 against the Browns. With Gerry on the mend, Davion Taylor is poised to slide into a starting outside linebacker role.


Week 9 Strikes (x1)

Sad to report the following strike is awarded for NFL Week 9:


Richard La Bounty - Bloodmakesthegrassgrow (USA) x1 for:

x1 Started DL - Dante Fowler - (ATL) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Nov 6 at 4:10pm by Rotowire.com

Won’t play Week 9
Fowler (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was unable to practice all week and won’t be available for Sunday’s contest. Fowler will have Atlanta’s bye in Week 10 to aid in his recovery before missing additional games. Takkarist McKinley (groin) is also sidelined, leaving Steven Means and Allen Bailey to start at defensive end for the Falcons.


Week 12 Strikes (x1)

Sad to report the following strike is awarded for NFL Week 12:


Tony Hamm - Chargers Go - UK x1 for:

x1 Started TE - Mark Andrews - (BAL) [COV] who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Sun, Nov 29 at 9:12am by Rotowire.com

Out Week 12 after positive test

Andrews (thigh) tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Andrews will be one of two Ravens added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, with star pass rusher Matt Judon being the other following his own positive COVID-19 test, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. They become the 10th and 11th Ravens players to test positive, rendering both unable to play Tuesday. As Schefter notes, Andrews is a Type 1 diabetic, so the tight end could be more vulnerable to the symptoms of the coronavirus than most of his peers. The Ravens haven’t commented on Andrews’ status beyond Week 12, but he seems unlikely to clear the protocol in time for Baltimore’s Week 13 game Dec. 7 versus Dallas. With Andrews and Patrick Ricard on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Nick Boyle (knee) on injured reserve, the Ravens are currently without a tight end on the 53-man roster.


Could I join the waiting list please? Just commented on the international league thread by mistake but saw this league advertised in a couple of places and looks exactly like what I’m looking for. New to keeper leagues but been playing redraft for 5 years so I can guarantee I’m committed long term

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@UKJAG15 Welcome - you need to send me by PM your name (first and last), the NFL team you support and if you qualify for which side of the pond (USA or UK) - by your user name I’m guessing your a Brit and pretty sure know what team you support. Lastly I need you to include an e-mail address I can invite you to the league directly from NFL.com to take over a team when a space arises - most likely this coming off season. I look forward to hearing from you by PM soon.

Week 16 Strikes (x2)

Sad to report the following strikes are awarded for NFL Week 16:


Tyron Webb - THEGMEN - UK x2 for:

x1 Started DL - Joey Bosa - (LAC) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Dec 25 at 5:27pm by Rotowire.com

Ruled out Week 16

Bosa (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.

Analysis: The 25-year-old sustained the concussion during the Week 15 win over the Raiders and will be sidelined for at least one game. The Chargers have indicated they don’t intend to shut Bosa down for the season, but the team is likely to remain cautious heading into the final week of the regular season. Isaac Rochell is poised for increased work at defensive end for Los Angeles.

x1 Started LB - Leighton Vander Esch - (DAL) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Dec 25 at 5:14pm by Rotowire.com

Officially out Week 16

Vander Esch (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Coach Mike McCarthy indicated earlier this week Vander Esch could miss multiple weeks after suffering the high-ankle sprain Week 15, so it’s no surprise he won’t be suiting up. The 24-year-old could also be forced to miss the final game of the regular season next week. Joe Thomas could have an increased defensive role for the Cowboys.


Week 17 Strikes (x4)

Sad to report the following strikes are awarded for NFL Week 17:


Nathan Powell - Fantasy Fighters - USA x2 for:

x1 Started RB - Clyde Edwards-Helaire - (KC) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Jan 1 at 3:32pm by Rotowire.com

Out for season finale

Edwards-Helaire (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Fellow running back Le’Veon Bell (knee) is listed as questionable for the contest, but with Kansas City having clinched a first-round playoff bye, depth options Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson should both be in store for a fair share of touches regardless of Bell’s status. Edwards-Helaire, meanwhile, will set his sights on being ready to play in time for the Chiefs’ postseason opener Jan. 16 or 17.

x1 Started WR - Sammy Watkins - (KC) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Jan 1 at 3:27pm by Rotowire.com

Won’t play Sunday

Watkins (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Analysis: The Chiefs will be down both of their top wideouts, as Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is also sitting out the regular-season finale. As a result, the Chiefs – who have clinched the AFC’s No. 1 seed and a first-round bye – will likely roll out Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle as their starting receivers Week 17. Watkins will look to return to action in Kansas City’s playoff opener Jan. 16 or 17.


Tyron Webb - THEGMEN - UK x2 for:

x1 Started DL - Joey Bosa - (LAC) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Jan 1 at 3:45pm by Rotowire.com

Out again for season finale

Bosa (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: The 25-year-old will finish the season with two straight absences after suffering the concussion Week 15. Bosa ends the 2020 campaign with 39 tackles (29 solo), 7.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in 12 games.

x1 Started LB - Leighton Vander Esch - (DAL) who was ruled out before his teams actual game day.

Published: Fri, Jan 1 at 5:08pm by Rotowire.com

Won’t play Week 17

Vander Esch (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old will be sidelined for the second consecutive game to finish the regular season. The Cowboys will need to make the playoffs for Vander Esch to have a chance of returning to the field this season.