IFFL League Rules

 

IFFL

League Rules

NOTE:  All Rule Changes For 2017 Appear In RED

I     General

  • These will serve to be the official rules for AF’s International Fantasy Football League (IFFL)
  • For anything not covered in these rules, please refer to the League Settings page at League Hosting Site 
  • All arbitration of League Rules to be arbitrated solely by League Manager (LM)
  • Should any unforeseen event arise not covered explicitly in the rules, LM will exercise final judgment
  • Any LM decision that involves LM’s team will cause LM’s team to be removed from Championship eligibility

II     FormatIFFL solo logo

  • 10 Teams; Redraft; Eligible for Expansion

III     Scoring

IV     Rosters

V     Free Agency

  • Revolving Waivers – Move to last after successful claim
  • 2 day waivers
  • Players lock at game time

VI     Draft

  • Draft held live online, annually on the last Sunday of preseason, at 11:00am EDT
  • The 2017 Draft will be live online on Sunday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00am EDT
  • Draft will be serpentine style, 16 rounds in length
  • 120 seconds are allotted for each pick
  • Draft order is determined by descending order of previous season’s total regular season points totals
  • Highest points total, gets 1st pick; second highest points total gets 2nd pick; and so on
  • New teams replacing non-returning teams, will assume the draft slot accorded to the non-returning team based on its previous season points total
    • If there are more than one new franchise replacing non returning teams, the Draft Order Generator at FF Toolbox.com will be used to determine their draft position
    • New teams will be entered into the generator, and it will randomize a draft order (1-total number of new teams) for those teams and email the teams a copy of the order for verification
    • The team drawing the #1 pick 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.
    • This will not affect the draft slots of any returning teams

VII     Schedule

  • Regular season will be weeks 1-13
  • League will play a single round robin schedule in weeks 1-9 in which every team will play every team once
  • League will play a divisional round robin in weeks 10-13 in which teams will play every other team in the division a second time

VIII    Playoffs

  • 4 teams will qualify for the playoffs
    • North Division Champion (by standings at close of Week 13)
    • South Division Champion (by standings at close of Week 13)
    • Standings Wild Card (defined as the highest ranked team by standings other than the two Division Champions)
    • Points Wild Card (defined as the team with the highest regular season points total other than the 1st 3 qualifying teams)
  • Seeding for the playoffs will be based on descending order of regular season points toatl with highest total being seed #1, second highest being seed #2, and so on
  • Playoff bracket will be seeded as #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3
  • Semifinal matches will be a two week match-up in Weeks 14 and 15; winners will advance to the championship
  • The Championship round will be a two week match-up in Weeks 16 and 17

X     Tiebreakers

  • Individual Match-ups are allowed to end in ties
  • Order of tiebreakers for standings’ ties in the regular season is as follows:
  1. Total season points
  2. Head-to-head record
  3. Head-to-head cumulative points
  4. Total, combined FLEX position points in head-to-head matches
  5. Total, combined FLEX position points in Weeks 1-13
  6. Total kicking points in head-to-head matches
  7. Total kicking points in Weeks 1-13
  8. Total TEAM DEF points in head-to-head matches
  9. Total TEAM DEF points in Weeks 1-13
  10. Coin Flip

Tiebreakers for match-up ties in the playoffs are: 

  1. Total combined QB points
  2. Total FLEX position points
  3. Highest total number of TDs scored in match (all positions and all forms of TD)
  4. If still tied, coin flip will determine outcome and winner will be astericked in the record book