IFFL League Rules

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  All Rule Changes For 2018 Appear In RED

I     General

A.     These will serve to be the official rules for AF’s International Fantasy Football League (IFFL)

B.     For anything not covered in these rules, please refer to the League Settings page at League Hosting Site 

C.     All arbitration of League Rules to be arbitrated solely by League Manager (LM)

1.   Should any unforeseen event arise not covered explicitly in the rules, LM will exercise final judgment

2.   Any LM decision that involves LM’s team will cause LM’s team to be removed from Championship eligibility

D.     Format

1.   12 Teams in 3 divisions; Redraft

II     Scoring

A.     Offense: AF Arena

 

B.     Defense: AF Nickel

 

IV     Rosters

A.     Starterts/Bench

  • 2 QB
  •  RB
  • 2 WR
  • 1 TE
  • 2 RB/WR/TE FLEX
  • 1 K
  • 1 TEAM DEF/SP TEAMS
  • 6 BENCH

B.     Position Maximums

1.   The following Position Maximums will be in place:

  • Max 2 QB’s
  • Max 2 TE’s
  • Max 2 K’s
  • Max 2 TEAM DEF/SP Team

2.   There are no ‘Position Minimums’

C.     Quarterback BYE Weeks

1.   Any quarterbacks placed into a team’s starting line-up on that quarterback’s NFL BYE week will receive a score equal to the average weekly score for that quarterback for all prior weeks

a.   Average will be derived by adding scores from all NFL regular season weeks prior to the BYE week in which the quarterback is started, irrespective of whether or not the quarterback started or played in any/all of those prior weeks

b.   Average will be rounded to the nearest whole number

c.   The points total derived from the calculation of the starting BYE week quarterback will be manually added to the team’s score by the LM or Asst LM and will count towards that team’s points total for the match in that week.

V     Free Agency

A.     IFFL will use a waiver system for free agency

  1. Revolving Waivers – Move to last after successful claim
  2. 2 days
  3. Players lock at game time

VI     Draft

A.     Draft held live online, annually on the last Sunday of preseason

1.   The 2018 Draft will be live online on TBD at TBD

B.     Draft will be serpentine style, 16 rounds in length

C.     120 seconds are allotted for each pick

D.     Draft order is determined by descending order of previous season‘s total regular season points totals

1.   Highest points total, gets 1st pick; second highest points total gets 2nd pick; and so on

2.   If there is 1 new team replacing a non-returning team, draft position for  the new team will be the position earned by the vacating team based on their prior season p[oints total

3.   If there are multiple new teams replacing non-returning teams, draft position for new teams will be determined by the following:

a.   The Draft Order Generator at FF Toolbox.com will be used

b.   All new teams will be entered into the generator, and it will randomize a draft order (1 thru the total number of new teams) for those teams and email the teams a copy of the order for verification

c.   The team drawing the #1 pick from the Draft Order Generator will assume the draft position of the highest picking non-returning team; the team drawing the #2 pick will assume the draft position of the next highest non-returning team; and so on

d.   This will not affect the draft slots of any returning teams who will retain their draft slot based on their prior season regular season points finish

VII     Schedule

A.     Regular season will be Weeks 1-11

B.     Schedule Formula

1.   In Weeks 1-3, teams will play a single round robin schedule within their division in which every team in each division will play every other team in their division once

2.   In Weeks 9-11, teams will again play a single round robin schedule within their division in which every team in each division will play every other team in their division once

3.   In Weeks 4-8, teams will play 5 out-of-division match-ups produced by the following formula:

a.   Teams in each division will be ranked 1-4 by their prior season divison standings to produce 4 of the 5 match-ups:

(1)   Each #1 team will play one game vs each of the two out-of-division #1 teams, and 1 game vs each of the two out-of-division #2 teams

(2)   Each #2 team will play one game vs each of the two out-of-division #1 teams, and 1 game vs each of the two out-of-division #2 teams

(3)   Each #3 team will play one game vs each of the two out-of-division #3 teams, and 1 game vs each of the two out-of-division #4 teams

(4)   Each #4 team will play one game vs each of the two out-of-division #3 teams, and 1 game vs each of the two out-of-division #4 teams

b.   Teams will be ranked 1-12 by their prior season regular season points totals to produce the 5th out-of-division match-up

(1)   Team ranked #1 (highest prior season regular season points total) will be matched against next highest ranked out-of-division team

(2)   Team ranked #2 (or #3 should team #2 be matched against team #1 in step above) will be matched against next highest ranked, unmatched out-of-division team

(3)   Pairings will continue as such until 6 out-of-division match-ups have been produced

c.   The 24 match-ups produced by the formula detailed in Section VII.3.a.(1-4) (above) plus the 6 match-ups produced by the formula detailed in Section VII.3.b.(1-3) (above) will be distributed across Weeks 4-8 as scheduling permits, with each team having 1 match-up per week

NOTE:  Because there is no available setting for the league’s playoff format on the hosting site (see below), the Regular Season will show as Weeks 1-13, but all teams who do not qualify for their Divisional Championship (Weeks 12-13)(see below) will be given Week 12 and 13 BYES and the teams that do qualify for their Divisional Championship will be manually matched by the LM

VIII    Playoffs

A.     Playoffs will be held in Weeks 12-17 and will be comprised of 3 rounds of two-week cumulative points matches per round

1.   6 teams (+1) will qualify for the playoffs

a.   The +1 team will be the Points Wild Card slot (see below)

B.     Round 1 – Divisional Championship Round (Weeks 12-13)

1.   The top two teams in each division as ranked by overall W-L record (see Sec X, “Tiebreakers”) will face each other in a Division Championship Game in a two-week cumulative points match in Weeks 12 and 13

2.   The three winning teams (Division Champions) will advance to the Semi-Finals Round (Round 2)

C.     Round 2 – Semi Finals Round (Weeks 14-15)

1.   The three Division Champions – as determined by the outcomes of the Round 1 matches – will advance to the Semi-Finals Round

2.   A fourth team – the Points Wild Card – will advance to the Semi-Finals Round as well

a.   The Points Wild Card will be awarded to the team with the highest accumulated Regular Season (Wks 1-11) points total among all teams other than the three Division Champions

b.   Qualifying for the Points Wild Card slot will be irrespective of whether the qualifying team played in the Divisional Championship Round (Round 1) of the playoffs, neither will losing in the Divisional Round disqualify a team from being named the Points Wild Card

3.   Seeding for the Semi-Finals Round (Round 2) of the playoffs will be determined by the 4, Round 2 teams’ Regular Season (Wks 1-11) accumulated points totals (#1-#4) with the highest scoring team receiving the #1 seed, the second highest receiving the #2 seed, and so on

a.   Seed #1 will play seed #4 and seed #2 will play seed #3 in two-week cumulative points matches in Weeks 14 and 15 with the winners advancing to the League Championship (Round 3)

D.     Round 3 – Championship (Weeks 16-17)

1.   The two winners from the Semi-Finals Round (Round 2) will face each other in the League Championship, a two-week cumulative points match in Weeks 16 and 17

NOTE: Because there is no available setting for this playoff format on the hosting site, playoff settings will be set to “4 teams, two weeks per match, weeks 14-17” and the match-ups for the Week 12-13 Divisional championship games will be manually set by the LM while non-qualifying teams will be manually given BYE weeks for the final two weeks (12 and 13) of what the hosting site will consider to be the ‘Regular Season’

X     Tiebreakers

A.     Individual Match-ups are allowed to end in ties

B.     Order of tiebreakers for standings’ ties in the regular season is as follows:

  1. Division Record
  2. Total Season Points
  3. Total Division points
  4. Head-to-head record
  5. Head-to-head cumulative points
  6. Total, combined FLEX position points in head-to-head matches
  7. Total, combined FLEX position points in Weeks 1-11
  8. Total kicking points in head-to-head matches
  9. Total kicking points in Weeks 1-11
  10. Total TEAM DEF points in head-to-head matches
  11. Total TEAM DEF points in Weeks 1-11
  12. Coin Flip

NOTE: Division Record will be sorted and ranked in the standings automatically by the hosting site using the NFL’s standings tiebreaker method which includes methodology for breaking ties when more than two teams have a standings tie (NFL method)

C.     Tiebreakers for individual match-up ties in the playoffs are: 

  1. Total combined QB points (both weeks)
  2. Total FLEX position points (both weeks)
  3. Highest total number of TDs scored in match (both weeks)(all positions and all forms of TD)
  4. Total passing yards (both weeks)
  5. Total rushing yards (both weeks)
  6. Total receiving yards (both weeks)
  7. Total Kicker position points (both weeks)
  8. Total number of field goals kicked (both weeks)
  9. Longest field goal kicked
  10. If still tied, coin flip will determine outcome and winner will be astericked in the record book

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