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Rules For 12-Team NFFC Auction Leagues

Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:36 am

We have two times set aside in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 9th for the 12-Team NFFC Auction Leagues. They are 9 am and 2 pm. These are private 12-team leagues with payouts to the Top 3 finishers. Here are the rules for that league:

OFFICIAL CONSTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL
FANTASY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
12-TEAM AUCTION LEAGUES


1. Overview:
The National Fantasy Football Championship Auction Leagues will consist of 12 teams, with each team compiling 20 NFL players using an imaginary $200 team budget. The NFFC regular season will begin with all Week 1 NFL games (including results from the Thursday, Sept. 8th game) and through all Week 13 games. Teams will play every other team in their league once in head-to-head competition plus a two week “All Play” format (Weeks 1 and 2), with the Top 4 teams as stated below advancing to the Championship Round.

League playoff qualifiers from each league include:
Seed #1: Best h2h record (total points is the tie-breaker)
Seed #2: Most total points (next most total points if h2h champ had more points)
Seed #3: Next most total points
Seed #4: Next most total points

The team with the best h2h record after Week 13 will earn $1,000 and the team with the most total points after Week 13 will earn $1,000. One team can win both prizes. The Top 4 teams advance to the Chamiponship Round and the remaining eight teams move to a Consolation Round. Teams will carry their weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-13 into the Champonship Round and add that total to their scoring totals in Weeks 12, 15 and 16. The highest scoring team in the Championship Round after Week 16 wins the league prize. Non-Championship Round teams will compete in the Consolation Round under the same scoring format (weekly scoring average + scores from Weeks 12-16) for one top prize.

2. Draft: All Auction Leagues will hold their auctions on Friday, Sept. 9th in Las Vegas. The order of each league auction will be chosen randomly by the NFFC and announced before draft day. Player nominations will begin with Team #1 and go in order through Team #12. Team #1 will start out each round through all 20 rounds. Each team will nominate a player in each round and provide an opening bid for that player. A team cannot present an opening bid that is higher than its remaining budget as it must have money remaining for all 20 players. The bidding continues until the auctioneer determines that a winning bid has been determined. All winning bids are final according to the auctioneer. Each team must have a maximum and minimum total of 20 players on its roster at all times.

The bidding process is open after the initial introduction of the player and all team owners may bid at any time. Bids are made in $1 increments (no cents) and the auctioneer determines the winning bid each time. The auctioneer will state, "going once…going twice….SOLD." Once the auctioneer starts to say "SOLD" the bidding is completed.

3. Prizes:
League Prizes:
First Place = $4,250
Second Place = $2,000
Third Place = $750
Regular Season Head-to-Head Champion: $1,000
Regular Season Total Points Champion: $1,000
Consolation Round Champion: $500

4. No Trading: Trading is not allowed during the NFFC season and owners are not allowed to trade draft picks.

5. Roster Requirements: Maximum of 20 players at all times.

6. Starting Lineup Requirements:
Starting lineups will consist of:
• 1 Quarterback
• 2 Running Backs
• 3 Wide Receivers
• 1 Tight End
• 1 Flex Player (RB, WR or TE)
• 1 Kicker
• 1 Team Defense/Specials Team
(If no Week One lineup is submitted, the NFFC will determine your starting lineup. After Week One, if no starting lineup is submitted, your starting lineup will be that of the previous week.)

7. Scoring: Players can accumulate points in a number of ways:
PASSING:
• .05 points for every yard passing (works out to 1 point every 20 yards).
• 6 points for every passing touchdown
• 2 points for every 2-Point conversion
• minus 1 point for every interception and lost fumble
RUSHING:
• .10 points for every yard rushing (works out to 1 point every 10 yards).
• 6 points for every rushing TD
• 2 points for every 2-Point conversion
• minus 1 point for every lost fumble
• 6 points for a recovered offensive fumble for a touchdown (RB, QB, WR, TE)
RECEIVING:
• .10 points for every yard receiving (works out to 1 point every 10 yards).
• 6 points for every receiving TD
• 1 point for every reception for RBs, WRs, Tight Ends and QBs
• 2 points for every 2-Point conversion
• minus 1 point for every lost fumble
KICKING:
• 1 point for every extra point
• 3 points for every field goal from 1-30 yards
• 3 points for every field goal plus .10 points for every yard after 30 yards (i.e. a 47-yard field goal would be worth 4.7 points)
DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS:
• 1 point for every sack
• 2 points for every interception or opponents' fumble recovery
• 6 points for every touchdown (interception return, defensive fumble return, punt or kickoff return, blocked field goal return, blocked punt return). All special teams and defensive points are awarded to the team responsible, not the individual player. Should a kicker, punter or field goal holder throw a pass off a fake attempt, however, the offensive output for that offensive play would go towards the individual player, not the specials team. Also, any lost fumble or “muff” on a specials team play does not result in negative points for that individual player.
• 2 points for every safety
• 12 points for a shutout by the entire team
• 8 points for allowing 2-7 points by the entire team
• 4 points for allowing 8-12 points by the entire team
• 2 points for allowing 13-17 points by the entire team
• In the event of a "double turnover" when a team's offense turns the ball over and on the same play forces a turnover and scores a touchdown, the offensive player who scored the touchdown will receive six points. The player will not receive any other fantasy points for the play. The Team Defense/Special teams will receive points for the fumble recovery, but not for the touchdown.

8. Free Agent Acquisitions: Any player who is not on a team roster within your league is considered a free agent for that league. The free agent system will be a "blind bidding" process for each individual league (Free Agent Acquisition Bidding or FAAB). Each team will start with an imaginary $1,000 FAAB budget, and will be permitted to bid for free agents on a weekly basis through Week 13. No team will be informed of any other team's free agent bids. The team with the highest bid on any given player will be awarded that player. The amount of the winning bid will be deducted from the winning team's free agent dollars. For each winning bid, the winning team must drop a player to make roster room for the free agent acquisition. If a team's free agent dollars goes to zero, that team will no longer be allowed to bid for the rest of the season. No bid will be accepted that is larger than a team's free agent dollars. All bids must be in increments of dollars (no cents).

9. The Draft: The auction will be held at the Bellagio Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 9th. Cost of entry is $1,000 per team and $50 per co-manager. All participants and co-managers will sit in the order of their team number. The Auction League will be a non-smoking event. Use of electronic equipment (cell phones and laptops) is allowed, but there will not be Internet connections or electrical outlets available. Bring your own battery if you want to use a laptop.
A. League Management Web Address: STATS LLC will manage the NFFC and provide real-time stats online. You can access your league via the Internet by going to http://nffc.stats.com.

B. Scoring: The National Fantasy Football Championship will use a head-to-head scoring setup for 13 weeks. Scoring will be accumulated each week from your 10 starters. Scores in the NFFC are finalized with no changes possible after 6 p.m. EST each Thursday after the weekend games.

10. Bidding Time Frame: The bidding process will be held each week after Week 1 and continues through the end of the NFFC regular season. Bids will be accepted on the league web site from Tuesday at 9 am ET until Friday at 9 p.m. ET in each of those weeks.

The FAAB deadline will be moved to Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. EST to comply with the Thanksgiving Day games and to Wednesday, Nov. 3, Wednesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. EST to comply with the early Thursday games as well. There are no FAAB pickups in Weeks 14 through 16 during the NFFC Championship Round and NFFC Consolation Round. All winning FAAB bids on Nov. 17 and 24 are final at that time, even if a scoring change is made after that which would affect tied winning bids.

11. Conditional Bids: Conditional bids can also be offered. In the event you may lose out on a player, you can place conditional bid(s) for other players during the bidding time frame. The first conditional bid will become relevant only if you lose out on the primary bid. Subsequent conditional bids will become relevant only if the previous conditional bid fails. Bids do not require conditional bids. Bids may have several sequential conditional bids.

12. Number of Bid Limits: There is no limit to the number of bids each week in which bids are permitted.

13. Tied Bids: If there is a tie bid, the team that receives the player will be determined in order by:
1. Worst league record.
2. Lowest total points.
3. Head-to-head matchups of teams (losing team would get the player).
4. Worst previous weekly score going back each week consecutively to Week 1.
5. Lowest draft/nomination spot (12 backwards).

14. Trades between managers: To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed. All drops are also subject to review by the commissioner of the NFFC and can be revoked if the dropped player is deemed too valuable to be offered to that league's free agent pool, thus damaging the credibility of the overall contest. In the case of a “star” player being dropped in a league for a valid reason, the NFFC commissioner does reserve the right to allow the cut but keep the player out of that league's free agent listing for any length of time, possibly the entire season. All decisions by the NFFC commissioner will be final.

15. League Structure: Teams will play every other team in their league once in head-to-head competition, with the team with the best overall record winning a $1,000 prize and the team with the most total points during the regular season also winning $1,000. One team can win both prizes if they accomplish both achievements. Tie-breakers for the head-to-head title is total points. The top four teams according to the criteria below after Week 13 advance to the league playoffs. Teams will carry their weekly scoring average from the first 13 weeks of competition (i.e. 130.15 points) into the playoffs and then add their point totals from Weeks 14, 15 and 16 to that initial total to determine the league champion.

League playoff qualifiers from each league include:
Seed #1: Best h2h record (total points is the tie-breaker)
Seed #2: Most total points (next most total points if h2h champ had more points)
Seed #3: Next most total points
Seed #4: Next most total points

16. Draft Rules:
a. Time Limit: Each participant will have 30 seconds to nominate a player when its turn in the auction comes up.
b. Seating: Every team will have two draft spots available at the table and each team will be seated in their draft order.
c. Trading: There is no trading allowed during the NFFC season and all player cuts will be evaluated by the NFFC. Any player cut that will hurt the integrity of the league can be removed from that leagues free agent pool for good by the NFFC.
d. Electronic Equipment: Participants can use electronic equipment during the draft as long as it fits in the allotted draft spot at the table. There will be no Internet connections or electrical outlets, so participants bringing laptops will have to supply their own power. Cell phones are allowed at the draft table, but we encourage participants to use them sparingly and not in a way that interrupts the draft process.
e. Smoking/Drinking: Smoking will not be allowed in the Draft Room. There will be a cash bar available in the Draft Room, but we ask that each participant drink responsibly.
f. Breaks: There will be brief breaks and money checks after Rounds 6 and 12 or when needed. We will finish the draft after the second break.
g. Week One Lineups: Every participant is responsible for submitting their Week One starting lineup before the Sunday, Sept. 11th games. Owners do get the benefit of seeing the Thursday, Sept. 8th results before the auction and before submitting their Week 1 starting lineups. All teams are also required to confirm their team roster and sign off on the players on the list before leaving the draft. Any errors on your roster should be presented to the NFFC management as soon as possible.
h. League Management: The league will be available via the Internet at http://nffc.stats.com All lineups may be submitted on the league web site and must be entered prior to the scheduled kickoff for the game affected.
i. Thanksgiving/Saturday games: Any players you want to place in your starting lineup for early games like Thanksgiving or the Saturday late season games, must be entered online at least five minutes before kickoff. Any player involved in those games that isn't in the starting lineup by the regular lineup deadline of Sunday morning, won't be available for those week's games.

17. Refunds: Once a participant submits valid payment, no money will be refunded to participants or co-managers unless the National Fantasy Football Championship is canceled. A team spot is considered filled when the entire $1,000 entry fee is paid. The NFFC reserves the right to cancel any entries not comprising a full 12-team league. When a participant agrees to finish the registration form and submit payment, that participant has demonstrated his/her acceptance of the official rules and regulations for the NFFC 12-Team Auction League.

At its sole discretion, the NFFC reserves the right to terminate the National Fantasy Football Championship Auction League in its entirety if there are an insufficient number of teams by Sept. 5, 2011. In this unlikely event, the NFFC will refund all entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation notice and/or provide a new application form with the newly stated prize figures. In this situation, all pre-registered applicants have the right to a full refund or to agree to play for the newly announced prize structure. The NFFC is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of the National Fantasy Football Championship, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc.

18. Eligibility
Principal owners must be 21 years of age or older to compete in the NFFC Auction Leagues. Co-managers can be younger than 21.

19. Prize Winnings. If the principal team owner's prize winnings are $600.00 or greater, the National Fantasy Football Championship must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. We will request your social security number and signature on this form. The form contains the amount paid to you and you will receive a copy of the form for tax purposes. The NFFC pays ONLY the principal team owner of each NFFC team that was submitted on the entry form and you are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize; please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. After 12 months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.
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