The 2014 Rotobowl Tournament: Official Rules and Regulations
Official Rules and Regulations of the RotoBowl Championships.
1. Overview: The RotoBowl Championships will consist of a maximum of 84 leagues, each composed of 12 teams/managers. The RotoBowl Championships regular season will extend from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 13.
2. Draft: league drafts will be held either online with MyFantasyLeague.com or live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each league will be composed of 12 teams, and each draft will last for 20 rounds, with each team selecting a player in each round in a serpentine fashion (team 1 through team 12, team 12 through team 1, team 1 through team 12, etc.). There are no rules governing the number of players to be drafted at each position. It is up to the skill and draft strategy of each team owner to decide.
a. Time limit per pick: Each participant will have one minute and thirty five seconds to make a player selection. (90 seconds online) For live drafts, he/she will be notified of the time at 1:15 and again at 1:30. If a participant does not make a selection in the allotted time, he is passed over until the next participant makes a player selection. The passed-over participant then has five seconds to make a player selection before he is again passed over.
SLOW DRAFTS: Will have an 8 hour timer. Missing a pick in a slow draft will result in the highest ranked "Draft List" player. Once that is exhausted, the software ADP will be used.
b. trading of draft picks: No trading is allowed.
c. week one starting lineups: For Live Draft Participants: Each team will be required to submit their Week One starting lineups before leaving the Draft. Any changes must be made by email (see below) The September 5, 2013 game between Batlimore and Denver will count in the RotoBowl Championships scoring. All Rotobowl participants can decide whether to play or sit their players from the Week One Thursday Night Game up until Sunday at Kickoff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org cc: Scott@fftoolbox.com and Emil@fftoolbox.com with your League ID, team Name and Full Starting Lineup.
3. Roster Requirements: Maximum of 20 players.
4. Lineups Requirements:
Here at Rotobowl, we start an 11-man lineup. WHY?
- 1 QB
- 2 RB
- 3 WR
- 1 TE
- 2 Flex player (a RB or WR, or TE)
- 1 PK
- 1 Team Defense/Special team
(If no Week One lineup is submitted, the RotoBowl Championships will determine your starting lineup. After Week One, if no starting lineup is submitted, your starting lineup will be that of the previous week.)
a. League Management Web Address: You can access your league via the internet, links will be sent out to all primary Managers using the information submitted at the time of sign up.
b. Lineup Submission: All lineups may be submitted on the league web site and are due by the scheduled kickoff time for the game in which the player will participate. The only exceptions are for players involved in games on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Those players must be submitted into lineups 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game, or 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game if you are submitting a line up by phone.
c. RotoBowl Championships Phone In: Participants may phone their transactions. You will need your login and password to submit transactions via phone. Call 812-946-1333 during the following hours:
- Monday noon-5pm ET*
- Friday noon-7pm ET*
- Sunday 10 am-12:45 pm ET *
- * All hours and phone number are subject to change
d. Thanksgiving: The phone-in option will NOT be available on Thanksgiving Day. Email all issues to email@example.com cc: Scott@fftoolbox.com & Emil@fftoolbox.com
5. Scoring: An individual offensive player on any active RotoBowl Championships starting roster will be credited points for scoring in the following manner, unless otherwise noted:
- Yards passing divided by 20 (e.g. 215 passing yards = 10.75 fantasy points).
- 4 points for every passing TD.
- Minus one point (-1) for every interception thrown.
- 2 points for every 2-point conversion.
- Yards rushing divided by 10 (e.g. 75 rushing yards = 7.5 fantasy points).
- 6 points for every rushing TD.
- 2 points for every 2-point conversion.
- Yards receiving divided by 10 (e.g. 112 receiving yards = 11.2 fantasy points)
- 6 points for every receiving TD.
- 1 point for every catch.
- 2 points for every 2-point conversion.
d. ACTION SCORING: ANY touchdown that is scored by a player in your starting lineup will receive 6 points for that touchdown. This includes but is not limited to, Punt Return, Kickoff Return, Fumble Return, Interception Return, Lateral, double turnover etc... Of course QBs still only receive 4 points for passing touchdowns.
- 1 point for every Extra Point
- 3 points for every FG of 1 – 30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter.
Example: a 50-yard FG would be worth 5.0 points
f. Team Scoring (Defense/Special Teams):
- 1 point for every sack
- 2 points for every team takeaway (interception or fumble recovery)**
- 6 points for every TD (via interception return, fumble return, punt or kickoff return, blocked FG return, missed FG return, blocked punt return)*
- 2 points for every safety
- 5 points for every shutout ***
- 2 points for allowing between 1- 5 points ***
- 1 point for allowing between 6 – 10 points ***
* TDs scored on "fake" FGs or "fake" punts do NOT count as Defense/Special Teams scoring. TDs scored by the offensive team after a blocked FG or blocked punt do NOT count as a Defense/Special teams score. TDs scored on a double-turnover only count for the individual player who scored the TD, not for the team.
** A double turnover is considered points for the recovering team's defense and ST. Thus, an example, team A's offense fumbles and team B's defense recovers, but then fumbles the ball back to team A's offense. In that scenario team A's defense and special teams (along with team B's defense and ST) are both awarded a fumble recovery.
*** Any and all points scored against a team are considered points scored against the special teams and defense. Thus, as an example, a turnover by the offense that is returned for a TD is considered as points scored against the special teams and defense.
6. Point Calculations: Team scoring will be carried out to the hundredth.
7. Free Agents: Any player who is not on a team roster within your league is considered a free agent for that league. FullTime Fantasy Sports Group may, in rare instances, remove a free agent who has been dropped by a RotoBowl Championships team if in the judgment of FullTime Fantasy Sports Group the dropped player would unfairly impact the outcome of the RotoBowl Championships or if there is suspected collusion.
8. Free Agent Acquisitions/Blind Bidding: The free agent system will be a "conditional blind bidding" process every Wednesday and Friday through week 13 of the NFL season. Each team will start with 1,000 free agent "dollars" for the season, and will be permitted to bid for free agents on a weekly basis. No team will be informed of any other team's free agent bids until after the winning bids have been awarded. The team with the highest valid bid on any given player will be awarded that player. The amount of the winning bid will be deducted from the winning team's free agent dollars. For each winning bid, the winning team must drop a player to make roster room for the free agent acquisition. If a team's free agent dollars go to zero, that team will no longer be allowed to bid for the rest of the season. No bid will be accepted that is larger than a team's free agent dollars. All bids must be in increments of dollars (no cents). The free agent bidding system is the only means by which free agents may be acquired.
a. Auction Bidding vs. Blind Bidding: The FFWC conditional blind bidding process is not an auction bidding process. Though you may bid on the same player in multiple bid groups, if you are awarded that player, you will be awarded him for the highest valid bid.
b. Available players: The only players that are available to be picked up are those that are in the league management software. All players must wait until such time that the player is available in the software before acquiring them in FAAB.
c. Friday Waivers: Players dropped on Wednesday waivers are not available for acquisition on Friday. Players who play in the Thursday night games, are available to drop/add on Friday nights, however players that are in your starting lineup that play on Thursday are NOT eligible to be dropped on Friday. The software does allow this currently, so reversals will occur through the Commissioner.
d. Conditional Bidding: You are only awarded one player per bid group. During the Waiver processing, Player bids are reviewed from the Top / Down inside of each group, not by order of bid amount, so make sure your bids are prioritized top to bottom in each group in the order you wish to receive them. Once you are awarded a player from a bid group, all other bids in the group are cancelled. If another owner outbids you on a player, that player is removed from your bid group and the next listed player in your group is your next available player.
e. Issues/Problems: If you have an issue with waivers, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org cc: Scott@fftoolbox.com and Emil@fftoolbox.com Fulltime Fantasy Sports will review eah issue on a case by case basis.
9. Bidding Time Frame: The bidding process starts on Monday September 2nd prior to Week 1 (for all Rotobowl Drafts prior to Sun Sept 1st) and begins week 2 for all other drafts) and ends prior to Week 13 on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8 pm ET. Bids will be accepted on the league web site from Tuesday at 9 am ET until Friday at 7:59 pm ET week one and Sunday at 10:00pm EST until Friday at 7:59pm EST in each of the following weeks. If you are submitting by phone, you must submit by 7:45 ET on Wednesday for Wed waivers and submit your bids by 7:45 pm ET on Friday for Friday waivers. Rosters will be updated by 8:15 pm ET on Wednesday and Friday night with the results of all successful bids. There will be no free agent pickups after the completion of the RotoBowl Championships regular season. Any player dropped on Wednesday cannot be picked up as a Free agent until the following week, that player is not eligible for the same weeks Friday waiver process.
10. Tied Bids: If there is a tie, the team that receives the player will be determined in order by:
- 1. Worst total points.
- 2. Worst won/lost record.
- 3. Worst previous week score.
- 4. Worst QB points total to date.
- 5. Coin toss.
11. Available Players: Teams may acquire players not on any roster within their league, with one exception. Players cut during Week 11 free agent bidding (November 13 and 15, 2013) and Week 12 free agent bidding (November 20 and 22, 2013) may not be re-acquired by any team. This is done to minimize potential collusion. On occasion, the RotoBowl Championships commissioners may remove a dropped player from the free agent pool if the commissioners think it is in the interest of upholding the integrity of the league or the event.
12. Trades between managers: To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed.
13. League Structure: See Summary Page
14. RotoBowl Playoff Berths: See Summary Page
15. RotoBowl Playoff Format: See Summary Page
The tiebreakers for (playoff) prize finalists are:
- 1. Total points for the regular season only
- 2. Regular season won/lost record
- 3. Total points for the playoffs in Week 16 only
- 4. Total points for the playoffs in Week 15 only
- 5. Coin toss
16. Consolation Playoffs: The next 336 teams based on points that did not make the Championship bracket will participate in the Consolation Playoff Bracket.
In case of tie:
- 1. Regular season win/loss record
- 2. Total points in weeks 12 and 13
- 3. Total quarterback points (starting QBs week 1 through week 13)
- 4. Total quarterback points (starting QBs weeks 10 & 13)
- 5. Coin toss
The Consolation Playoffs will run from week 14 through week 16 and will use the exact format and tie-breakers that the Championship Playoffs use.
17. Miscellaneous Information: All "total points" means total starting lineup points. Fulltime Fantasy Sports LLC reserves the right to act in the league and contest's best interest at all times.