Leatherheads FC League Rules

Leatherheads Fantasy Conference

League Rules

I     General

  • These will serve to be the official rules for Leatherheads Fantasy Conference (LFC)
  • For anything not covered in these rules, please refer to the League Settings page at League website:   http://fantasy.nfl.com/league/4131929/settings
  • 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     Format

  • 8 Teams; Redraft
  • Teams must be prior Associated Fantasy League or Tournament Champions (any season) or 2015 League Champions from any non-Associated Fantasy league hosted by NFL.com
  • Teams must be AF Registered Coaches

III     Entry Fee

  • Leatherheads Fantasy Conference is a paid entry league
  • Entry fee is $35.00(US) payable through LeagueSafe.com
  • Prize winnings are as follows:
    • 1st (League Champion) $175.00(US)
    • 2nd $70.00(US)
    • 3rd $35.00(US)
    • See also Section…

Leatherheads LogoIV     Scoring

V     Rosters

VI     Free Agency

  • Revolving Waivers – Move to last after successful claim
  • 2 day waivers
  • Players lock at game time
  • Initial Waiver Priority Order will be inverse order of Round 1 of the draft
  • Limit 25 transactions per season (includes post season)

VII     Draft

  • Draft is held live online, annually on the last Monday of preseason, at 9:00pm EDT
  • The 2016 Draft will be live online on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 9:00pm EDT
  • Draft will be 15 rounds in length
    • Rounds 1-2 will be serpentine (picks 1-8, 8-1)
    • Beginning with the 1st pick of the 3rd round (#17 overall) remaining rounds will be straight-line draft order (1-8, 1-8, 1-8…)
  • 60 seconds are allotted for each pick
  • Draft order for inaugural season will be randomized by the draft randomizer at fftoolbox.com once league is full and all teams have submitted their entry fees
  • Draft order for subsequent seasons will be determined by descending order of previous season’s total regular season points totals, first to last
  • New teams replacing non-returning teams, will assume the draft slots at the back of the draft (in order of entry) and returning teams will be moved up accordingly

VIII     Schedule

  • Regular season will be Weeks 1-14
  • League will play a double round robin schedule in Weeks 1-14 in which every team will play every team twice

IX    Playoffs and Payouts

  • Playoffs will be Weeks 15 and 16 with 4 teams qualifying
  • At the conclusion of Week 14, the top 3 teams by standings (see Section X: Tiebreakers) will receive playoff seeds #1, #2, and #3 by standings order
  • The team of the remaining 5 teams with the highest regular season points total will receive the Wild Card spot and be seeded #4
  • In Week 15, the #1 seed will play the #3 seed, and the #2 seed will play the #4 (Wild Card) seed
  • The two Week 15 winners will advance to play each other in the championship match in Week 16
  • The Week 15 losers will play each other in Week 16 for 3rd place
  • The League Champion (Week 16 Championship winner) will win $175.00(US)
  • The League Runner-Up (Week 16 Championship loser) will win $70.00(US)
  • The winner of the Week 16 3rd place match between the two Week 15 losers will win $35.00(US)
  • Payouts will not be disbursed until the Friday following the conclusion of Week 16 (after the Thursday NFL stat corrections)

X     Tiebreakers

  • Individual Match-ups are allowed to end in ties
  • Order of tiebreakers for standings’ ties in the regular season is as follows (NOTE: these tiebreakers ARE NOT the default tiebreaking system used by NFL.com; in the event of a standings tie, playoff seeding may be manually adjusted by the LM based on these tiebreakers):
  1. Total season points
  2. Head-to-head cumulative points
  3. Regular season total QB points
  4. Total FLEX position points in head-to-head matches of tied teams
  5. Total FLEX position points in Weeks 1-14
  6. Total kicking points in head-to-head matches of tied teams
  7. Total kicking points in Weeks 1-14
  8. Total combined IDP points in head-to-head matches of tied teams
  9. Total combined IDP points in Weeks 1-14
  10. Coin Flip

Tiebreakers for playoff matches are as follows:

  1. Starting QB points
  2. Starting FLEX position points
  3. Total combined starting IDP points
  4. If still tied after 3rd tiebreaker winnings or split 50/50 (1st and 2nd or 3rd and 4th)

XI     Special Rule

  • Participation in league is limited to one entry per household/IP address
  • After all league slots are filled but before draft order has been established, NFL.com will be contacted to verify that all participants registered with league are originating from different IP addresses to verify that no participant is registered with multiple teams
  • Multiple teams originating from the same IP address will result in immediate expulsion of all teams involved
  • It is recommended, that before the draft, each individual team verify for themselves that all teams are from different IP addresses; this can be done through the contact NFL tool (found in the FAQs), simply send an email, include league id number, and ask NFL to verify that no teams in the league originate from the same IP address