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OFFICIAL RULES FOR SCOUT STARTER FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUES

1. Overview: The Scout Starter Fantasy Football Leagues are individual leagues each composed of 12 teams/managers. The Scout Starter Fantasy Football Leagues have a regular season that extends from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 13.

2. Draft: Each league will hold their Draft ONLINE. Each league will be composed of 12 teams, and each draft will last for either 18 or 24 rounds, with each team selecting a player in each round in a serpentine fashion (team 1 through team 12, team 12 through team 1, team 1 through team 12, etc.). There are no rules governing the number of players to be drafted at each position. It is up to the skill and draft strategy of each team owner to decide.

a. Time limit per pick: Each participant will have 90 seconds to make a player selection.

b. trading of draft picks: No trading is allowed.

c. Owners do not submit lineups nor make roster moves. The team that is drafted is the final team for the season.

d. All drafts are conducted on the FFWC Software.

3. Roster Requirements: 18 players for Full Season Leagues - 24 players for Draft Only Leagues

4. Lineups Requirements:

Each week, all Draft-Only lineups are optimized to provide the maximum point total at each position. This is commonly referred to as "Best-Ball" scoring.

Starting lineups will consist of

  • 1 QB
  • 2 RB
  • 3 WR
  • 1 TE
  • 1 Flex player (a RB or WR, or TE)
  • 1 PK
  • 1 Team Defense/Special team

a. League Management Web Address: You can access your league via the internet, links will be sent out to all primary Managers using the information submitted at the time of sign up.

5. Scoring: An individual offensive player on any active FFWC starting roster will be credited points for scoring in the following manner, unless otherwise noted:

a. Passing:

  • Yards passing divided by 20 (e.g. 215 passing yards = 10.75 fantasy points).
  • 4 points for every passing TD.
  • Minus one point (-1) for every interception thrown.
  • 2 points for every 2-point conversion.

b. Rushing:

  • Yards rushing divided by 10 (e.g. 75 rushing yards = 7.5 fantasy points).
  • 6 points for every rushing TD.
  • 2 points for every 2-point conversion.

c. Receiving:

  • Yards receiving divided by 10 (e.g. 112 receiving yards = 11.2 fantasy points)
  • 6 points for every receiving TD.
  • 1 point for every catch.
  • 2 points for every 2-point conversion.

d. ACTION SCORING: ANY touchdown that is scored by a player in your starting lineup will receive 6 points for that touchdown. This includes but is not limited to, Punt Return, Kickoff Return, Fumble Return, Interception Return, Lateral, double turnover etc... Of course QBs still only receive 4 points for passing touchdowns.

Placekicking:

  • 1 point for every Extra Point
  • 3 points for every FG of 1 – 30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter.

Example: a 50-yard FG would be worth 5.0 points

f. Team Scoring (Defense/Special Teams):

  • 1 point for every sack
  • 2 points for every team takeaway (interception or fumble recovery)**
  • 6 points for every TD (via interception return, fumble return, punt or kickoff return, blocked FG return, missed FG return, blocked punt return)*
  • 2 points for every safety
  • 5 points for every shutout ***
  • 2 points for allowing between 1- 5 points ***
  • 1 point for allowing between 6 – 10 points ***

* TDs scored on "fake" FGs or "fake" punts do NOT count as Defense/Special Teams scoring. TDs scored by the offensive team after a blocked FG or blocked punt do NOT count as a Defense/Special teams score. TDs scored on a double-turnover only count for the individual player who scored the TD, not for the team.

** A double turnover is considered points for the recovering team's defense and ST. Thus, an example, team A's offense fumbles and team B's defense recovers, but then fumbles the ball back to team A's offense. In that scenario team A's defense and special teams (along with team B's defense and ST) are both awarded a fumble recovery.

*** Any and all points scored against a team are considered points scored against the special teams and defense. Thus, as an example, a turnover by the offense that is returned for a TD is considered as points scored against the special teams and defense.

6. Point Calculations: Team scoring will be carried out to the hundredth.

7. Free Agents - Please review your preferred League Type:

Draft Only Leagues: There are no free agency moves in Draft Only leagues. It's all about the Draft!

Full Season Leagues:

7a. Free Agents: Any player who is not on a team roster within your league is considered a free agent for that league. Scout Fantasy may, in rare instances, remove a free agent who has been dropped by a Scout Starter Fantasy Football Leagues team if in the judgment of Scout Fantasy that the dropped player would unfairly impact the outcome of the Scout Starter Fantasy Football Leagues or if there is suspected collusion.

7b. Free Agent Acquisitions/Blind Bidding: The free agent system will be a "blind bidding" process every Wednesday and Friday through week 13 of the NFL season. Each team will start with 1,000 free agent "dollars" for the season, and will be permitted to bid for free agents on a weekly basis. No team will be informed of any other team's free agent bids until after the winning bids have been awarded. The team with the highest valid 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 go 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). The free agent bidding system is the only means by which free agents may be acquired.

a. Auction Bidding vs. Blind Bidding: The Scout Fantasy blind bidding process is not an auction bidding process. Though you may bid on the same player in multiple bid groups, if you are awarded that player, you will be awarded him for the highest valid bid.

b. Available players: The only players that are available to be picked up are those that are in the league software. All players must wait until such time that the player is available in the software before acquiring them in FAAB.

c. Conditional Bidding: You are only awarded one player per blind bid group. During the Waiver processing, Player bids are reviewed from the Top / Down inside of each group, not by order of bid amount, so make sure your bids are prioritized top to bottom in each group in the order you wish to receive them. If you are awarded a player from a bid group, all other bids in the group are cancelled.

d. Thursday game players - These players are NOT available to be added to rosters via FCFS until the following Wednesday's FAAB. If unclaimed they will be available via FCFS. Thursday game players are Locked at kickoff.

e. All FCFS acquisitions will cost the player $0 of their free agent acquisition budget.

7c. Bidding Time Frame: The first bidding takes place on Wednesday September 13 (prior to Week 2) and ends prior to Week 16 on Friday, November 25, 2017 at 8:59 pm EST. Bids will be accepted on the league web site after Kickoff each Sunday until Wednesday 8:59pm EST and then again each Thursday 9am EST until Friday at 8:59pm EST each week. There will be no free agent pickups after the completion of the Scout Starter Fantasy Football Leagues regular season. Any player dropped on Wednesday cannot be picked up as a Free agent until the following week.

7d. Tied Bids: If there is a tie, the team that receives the player will be determined in order by:

1. Worst won/lost record.

2. Coin toss by the computer

7e. Available Players: Teams may acquire players not on any roster within their league, with one exception. Players cut during Week 11 free agent bidding (November 9 and 11, 2017) and Week 12 free agent bidding (November 16 and 18, 2017) may not be re-acquired by any team. This is done to minimize potential collusion. On occasion, the Scout Fantasy commissioners may remove a dropped player from the free agent pool if the commissioners think it is in the interest of upholding the integrity of the league or the event.

7f: Ammended free agency period - In all starter full-season leagues, weekly Free Agency with blind bidding and fcfs pickups continues through week 16 and ends with the kickoff of week 16 games.

8. Trades between managers: To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed.

9. Playoff Berths: 4 teams will be selected after the 13 week regular season, to move on in the League Playoffs. See Summary Page

10. Playoff Format: The top 4 teams that were invited to the League Playoffs, will battle it out in a total points race in weeks 14-16 while carrying their season average from weeks 1-13 into the Playoffs. See Summary Page

In addition: Any team tied for best record in the league that did not qualify as one of the four participants will automatically qualify and participate in the league playoffs.

The tiebreakers for (playoff) prize finalists are:

11. Miscellaneous Information: All "total points" means total starting lineup points.