Quarterback Derby Tournament Rules 2018

AF’s 2018 Quarterback Derby

Tournament Rules


I     General

A.   These will serve to be the official rules for Associated Fantasy’s 2018 Quarterback Derby Tournament (QBD)

B.   For anything not covered in these rules, please refer to the League Settings page at League website;  League will be hosted on NFL.com

C.   All arbitration of League Rules to be arbitrated solely by Tournament Coordinator (TC)

D.   TC may maintain their own team in the tournament, OR may be listed as a “Co-Owner” of a team, in the event TC is listed as a “Co-Owner” it will only be for the purposes of running the tournament and TC will have no actual control over the team they are Co-Owner of

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

1.    Any TC judgment made outside of specified rules that involves TC’s team will cause TC’s team to be removed from Championship eligibility

2.   This rule applies ONLY if TC is a team owner.  If TC is a Co-Owner, that team will not be effected by this rule

F.   Tournament rules are subject to adjustment before entry fees have been paid, and will be marked ‘LOCKED’ once any changes are final

G.   If, for any reason, there is a discrepensy between rules listed in these rules and settings listed on the League Settings page of the host site, settings page will supercede

II     Format

A.   6 Teams; total points, 17 Week Points Race

III     Fees/Payout

A.   Entry fee for QBD will be $50.00 (US) per team

B.   Payout pot will total $300.00 (US)

1.   Tournament Champion (1st place) will win $200.00 (US)

2.   2nd Place will win $100.00 (US)

C.   Entries and payouts will be handled through LeagueSafe.com

D.   TC will set deadline for payment of entry fee once tournament is full

E.  Prize money will not be disbursed until the Friday following Week 17 of the NFL Regular Season

IV     Scoring

A.   Scoring will be a Custom Scoring Set as follows:


V     Rosters

A.   Rosters will be a Custom Roster Set


VI    Draft

A.   The 2018 Draft will be live online on Sunday, September 2, 2017 at 12:00 noon EDT

1.   Draft order for each round will be randomized by the draft order randomizer tool at FFToolbox.com prior to draft

2.   Draft will be 5 rounds in length, straight-line order, (1-6, 1-6, 1-6, etc)

3.   30 seconds are allotted for each pick

VII     Free Agency/Trades/Cuts

A.   Free Agency

1.   Free Agency is open from immediately following the draft through to the end of season with Waivers in effect

B.   Waivers

1.   Waiver order will be revolving waivers, never reset

2.   Initial Waiver Order will be inverse order of first round of the draft

3.   Waiver period is 2 days

C.     Transaction Limits

1.   None

D.   Trades

1.   Trading is not allowed in the Tournament

VIII     Schedule/Championship 

A.   QBD is a total points tournament and uses no schedule or W-L standings

B.   ‘Standings’ are determined by total points scored through the season (Weeks 1-17)

C.   The QBD uses no playoffs or Championship Game

D.   Total season points tabulated in Weeks 1-17 will determine the League Champion, and Runner-Up after the conclusion of Week 17

1.   Team with the highest total season points through Week 17 will be declared League Champion and win the $200 first place prize

2.   Team with the second highest total season points through Week 17 will be declared League Runner-Up and win the $100 second place prize

3.   In the event of a tie of total season points after week 17, see TIEBREAKERS

IX     Tiebreakers

A.   There are no head-to-head matches in the QBD so there are no head-to-head match-up or standings ties or tiebreakers

B.   Should two or more teams (1st -3rd place) have an exact tie of their total points after the conclusion of Week 17, the tiebreaker for the purposes of determining the League Champion and Runner-Up will be the week 17’s total points

1.   If week 17’s total points between tied teams is tied as well, tiebreaker will continue backwards until there’s a higher score

2.   If teams (1st-3rd) are tied for total season points and have tied in every single game over 17 weeks, prize money will be split between them

X     Special Rule

A.     Participation in tournament is limited to one entry per household/IP address

B.     After all tournament slots are filled but before draft order has been established, NFL.com will be contacted to verify that all participants registered with tournament are originating from different IP addresses to verify that no participant is registered with multiple teams

C.     Multiple teams originating from the same IP address will result in immediate expulsion of all teams involved

D.     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