You will SLOW draft your team here in the forums. 6 hour clock allowed per pick, clock will automatically pause between 11 PM and 8 AM ET each day, although picks can still be made during this time.
Each pick must be accompanied by brief analysis, and will be tracked using a ClickyDraft board. Anyone who doesn't post analysis for each pick can be removed at the discretion of the admins, or by a league instituted votekick.
14 teams, 0.5 PPR, 16 rounds (QB, RBx2, WRx3, TE, Flex (RB/WR/TE), DST, K, 6 bench spots, 1 IR) Yahoo
One entry per household (Multiple members from one household are unable to join). Zero tolerance policy, anyone found to be creating multiple accounts by our automated software receives an immediate ban hammer. We understand your wife/brother/cousin wants to play, but functionally its the same thing as you creating multiple accounts.
You may join the standby list here (once) and when a spot opens up in an existing league, we will plug you in!
Rules for 2018
Users will make their selections by posting their draft pick in the official league draft thread. All draft picks must be accompanied by analysis Example: 1.01 Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers I'm selecting Eddie Lacy coming off a huge 2014 where he averaged 4.6 yards per carry, as the clear cut feature back in one of the league's most prolific offenses. Lacy will be the workhorse that carries my team to the championship in 2015.
Every pick must be made with corresponding analysis. Anyone who chooses not to post analysis on their picks can potentially be removed from the league by votekick as you are then withholding information from the league (which can be considered as trying to gain an unfair advantage). This will be approached on a case by case basis Users have 6 hours to make a selection. If no selection is made within 6 hours then ClickyDraft will auto-draft the next player on the ClickyDraft rankings list.
If you miss a pick, but are able to get in and undo before the next pick comes in, you can change your pick. However, it still counts as a missed pick.
Any user who misses 3 picks during the course of the draft will be removed from the league, and we will pull in someone from the standby list.
When the new user arrives from the standby list, they will be allowed to pick a new player for the 3rd autopick that was made if they choose to. If the draft has progressed, the replacement pick cannot be someone who was chosen after the 3rd autodraft. Filling the roster: There will be 16 rounds. You are not obligated to fill each position during the draft (for example, you can forego drafting a kicker if you like) Draft Pick Trading: At this time draft pick trading is not allowed Votekick: In the event that league members want to remove a problematic or toxic member of the league, a votekick can be instated. As long as 9 members of the league agree to the votekick, the problem user will be removed. In rare instances FTA admins can cast a vote which will be counted towards the 9 required. Vacations / Potentially missing a pick: If you are going on vacation, or know that you might potentially miss a pick, you may email your commish with a list of your rankings that they can pick off of (in order). In the event that your list isn't long enough, the 6 hour clock still applies. If you miss 3 picks you are out of the league When do picks become official? As soon as they are typed in the draft thread. Once you have submitted, that pick is locked in. You can't go back and decide to edit the post or enter a different pick on the ClickyDraft board. If the wrong player is selected on ClickyDraft, whichever name is typed out in the thread is official. Also, the 6 hour clock starts after the pick is posted in thread.
Smack talk - Smack talk is fine in the leagues and we arent looking to heavily moderate discussion, however; personal attacks, especially racist, homophobic or otherwise that would make people feel unwelcome here will not be tolerated
Important: Make sure you change your Yahoo team name to your FTA User Name. This way we can easily identify the winners
Anyone who doesn't join the Yahoo league within ONE WEEK of the draft ending is eligible to be voted out.
Waivers: $100 FAAB will be allowed ($0 bids are permitted) Trades: Commish Approval - All trades will be allowed to pass, except in the event of collusion being suspected, in which case the commish will put the trade up to a league vote on the league message board for 24 hours. Remember, you will always think one side or another is winning a trade, but as long as everyone is dealing in good faith, trades should be allowed to process. Official Scoring and Settings for FTA FFL (viewable in your Yahoo League): League ID#: Set by Yahoo League Name: Your FTAFFL League Name Auto-renew enabled: No
Draft Type: Offline Draft
Max Teams: 14
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Decimal Scoring: YES
Start Scoring on: Week 1 (or whenever your league finishes drafting)
Can't Cut List Provider: Yahoo Sports
Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: No Maximum
Max Acquisitions per Week: No Maximum
Max Trades for Entire Season: No Maximum
Time to protest trades: 1 day
Trade End Date: November 12th, 2017
Allow Draft Pick Trades: No
Trade Review: Commissioner
Waiver Time: 2 days
Waiver Type: FAAB w/ Continual rolling list tiebreak
Weekly Waivers: Game Time - Tuesday
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Public Access URLs: Enable
Playoffs: Week 14,15 and 16 (6 teams) Note: Week 16 runs 7 days from Dec 22 to Dec 28
Playoff Tie-Breaker: Best regular season record vs opponent wins
Playoff Reseeding: No
Lock Eliminated Teams: Yes
League Pickem: Yes
Roster Positions: QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R/T, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR
Passing Yards: 25 Yards per point
Passing Touchdowns: 4
Rushing Yards: 10 yards per point
Rushing Touchdowns: 6
Reception Yards: 10 yards per point
Reception Touchdowns: 6
Return Touchdowns: 6
2-Point Conversions: 2
Fumbles Lost: -2
Offensive Fumble Return TD: 6
Field Goals 0-19 Yards: 3
Field Goals 20-29 Yards: 3
Field Goals 30-39 Yards: 3
Field Goals 40-49 Yards: 4
Field Goals 50+ Yards: 5
Point After Attempt Made: 1
Fumble Recovery: 2
Block Kick: 2
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns: 6
Points Allowed 0 points: 10
Points Allowed 1-6 points: 7
Points Allowed 7-13 points: 4
Points Allowed 14-20 points: 1
Points Allowed 21-27 points: 0
Points Allowed 28-34 points: -1
Points Allowed 35+ points: -4
Joining the Yahoo league: League members will be given either one week to join the Yahoo league, or (for drafts that run into September) until the night before kickoff week 1 to join. If you don't join your Yahoo league in a timely manner, and are unresponsive, you may be replaced by a member from the standby list.
All payments will be processed through Paypal. In order to be eligible to receive prizes you must have a valid Paypal account. If you win, simply send an email to email@example.com to confirm your paypal email account. Once the commish verifies the winners, payments will be sent out. Payments must be claimed by March 31st following the end of the season.
Payout structure for 2018:
1st Place - $40
Each time someone signs up for DRAFT.com using our FTA promo code and makes the minimum $10 deposit, they will be awarded a free MONTH of FTA+ ($25 value) which includes free access to our season long fantasy football draft guide, plus $$$ will be added to their league prize pool. In the event a user is in multiple leagues due to standby list, they will be allowed to pick which league prize pool they'd like to increase.
1st confirmed referral - 1st Place ($45) / 2nd Place ($5)
2nd confirmed referral - 1st Place ($50) / 2nd Place ($10)
3rd confirmed referral - 1st Place ($50) / 2nd Place ($15) / 3rd Place ($5)
4th confirmed referral - Each place payout will increase by $5 ($15 added to the pot for each subsequent entry).
Referrals are eligible to deposit and qualify for this promotion through December 23rd 2018
Once you have completed the referral process, tag FTAKJ in the forums or discord to claim your free month and prize pool increase for your league
Collusion, cheating, other circumstances
In the event of cheating, collusion, manipulation, or any other circumstances not expressly covered above, FTA reserves the right to decide how to allocate prize funds, up to the point of pulling any and all funds from a league. We are operating in good faith, and WANT to give away to our community, but need to include this clause in the event that circumstances outside of our control arise. All decisions made by FTA management will be final
Special Situations - Voting
On rare occassions, there may be a situation not specifically covered by the rules where league members will be able to vote. In order for any suggestion to pass, a minimum of 9 yes votes will be required.
Anyone votekicked for inactivity or poor behavior will not be allowed to join another FTAFFL league that season.
Marketing consent / Email sharing
By joining the 2017 FTA FFL leagues you understand that your email address will be shared with ClickyDraft (to sign you up for the draft board) and 4for4.com (to be subscribed to their newsletter, as well as receive any future discounts for being an FTA FFL member)
Your email address will also be shared with the league commissioner so they can get ahold of you via email
Drafts that run late
In the unlikely event your draft hasn't completed by Wednesday September 6th (7 PM ET) the clock will be set to 10 minutes (or less depending on how many picks you have left to go) to help complete the draft in time. This change will go into effect at 7 PM ET on September 6th for all leagues that haven't completed their draft.
Anyone who attempts to create multiple accounts to exploit our leagues will receive a lifetime ban.