Dixie League Rules

The Dixie League

League Rules

 

I     General

  • These will serve to be the official rules for AF’s The Dixie League (DIXIE)
  • For anything not covered in these rules, please refer to the League Settings page at League website (http//thedixie.league.fantasy.nfl.com)
  • 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

  • 14 Teams; 2 Leagues (divisions)
    • If less than 14 teams enter league in any given season, league will proceed with 6, 8, 10, or 12 teams and expand to reach 14 total teams the following season
    • If less than 6 teams enter league, league will suspend operations until the minimum 6 franchises can be filled
  • Teams must follow the form of naming themselves with a place name and a mascot and must be based out of one of the following states:
    • Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia
    • Teams are encouraged to name their mascots in a way that plays into the historical baseball theme of the league
  • Teams must use a logo on the hosting site; logo may be one of the default logos provided by hosting site, however teams are encouraged to use a custom one

III    Scoring

IV      RostersDixie League At Bat

  • Custom
  • Starting rosters 1 each at the following positions:
  1. QB, RB, WR, TE, RB/WR/TE FLEX, K, DL, LB, DP FLEX
  • Bench: 6

VI     Free Agency

  • Waiver Acquisition Budget
  • Seasonal Budget = 100
  • 4 day waivers

VII     Draft

  1. Draft is held annually on the second Sunday of Pre-Season at 1:00pm EDT
  2. 2017 Draft will be held live, online on August 20, at 1:00pm EDT
  3. Draft order will be determined by random seed conducted by FFToolbox.com prior to draft once all franchises have been filled
  4. Draft will be serpentine style, 15 rounds in length

VIII      Schedule

  • Regular season will be Weeks 1-11
  • League will utilize manually set-up double-header matches in which teams will face two oponents in certain weeks
  • If League plays with 14, teams will play every team in their league twice, and every team in opposing league once (19 games) with double header matches scheduled in Weeks 4-11
  • If League plays with 12, teams will play every team in their league twice and every team in opposing league once (16 games) with double-header matches scheduled in Weeks 7-11
  • If League plays with 10, teams will play every team in their league 3 times, and every team in opposing league twice (22 games) with double-header matches scheduled in Weeks 1-11
  • If League plays with 8, teams will play every team in their league three times, and every team in opposing league twice (17 games) with double-header matches scheduled in Weeks 6-11
  • If League plays with 6 teams, teams will play every team in their league 4 times and every team in opposing league twice (14 games) double-header matches scheduled in Weeks 9-11 
  • Playoffs will be Weeks 12-17 with 4 teams
  • In each League (Division) the top two teams (by standings) will face each other in a best of 3 game series in Weeks 12, 13, and 14 (if necessary)
  • These series will be known as the Eastern League Championship Series (ELCS) and the Western League Championship Series (WLCS), respectively
  • The winners of these two series will advance to the League Championship, to be known as the Dixie League Series (DLS)
  • The DLS will be a best of 3 series in Weeks 15, 16, and 17 (if necessary)

X     Tiebreakers

  • Individual Match-ups are allowed to end in ties, except in the case of the ELCS, WLCS, and DLS (see below)
  • Order of tiebreakers for standings’ ties is as follows:
  1. Head-to-head record
  2. Total season points
  3. Total season starting QB points
  4. Total season starting RB points
  5. Total season starting WR points
  6. Total season starting LB points
  7. Total season starting TE points
  8. Total season starting DL points
  9. Total season starting K points
  10. Coin Flip
  1. Order of tiebreakers for the individual games of the ELCS, WLCS, and DLS are as follows:
  2. Starting QB points
  3. Starting RB points
  4. Starting WR points
  5. Starting LB points
  6. Starting TE points
  7. Starting DL points
  8. Starting K points
  9. Total number TDs scored (all positions)
  10. Longest successful field goal attempt
  11. Coin Flip

XI     Entry Fees and Keepers

  • Beginning in the 2016 off-season, a return rate of 8 or more teams returning from the previous season will trigger the following rule changes:

                A     Entry/Payout

  • Entry fees $25.00 per team
  • Payout of $25.00 to Eastern League Championship Series (ELCS) loser
  • Payout of $100.00 to Eastern League Championship Series (ELCS) winner
  • Payout of $25.00 to Western League Championship Series (WLCS) loser
  • Payout of $100.00 to Western League Championship Series (WLCS) winner
  • Payout of $100.00 to Dixie League Championship Series (DLCS) winner (league champion)
  • All entry and payout handled through LeagueSafe.com
  • The above payout scale assumes a full league of 14 teams, if fewer than 14 teams pay scale will be adjusted accordingly

                B     Keepers

  • League will convert to a dynasty format
  • Teams will select 9 Keeper players from the previous end-of-season roster
  • Teams will continue to do so annually
  • Keepers must correspond to positions required to field one complete starting line-up
  • Keeper players are not required to be kept beyond Week 1 and may be traded
  • There is no limit on the number of seasons a player can be kept on a team’s roster

                C    Subsequent Drafts

  • Once Dynasty Rules have been triggered by 8 or more teams returning to the league, teams will select 9 starting position keepers from their previous year rosters
  • An Auction Draft will be held following keeper selection to fill the 6 bench spots
  • Auction Budget for draft will be 100