Fantasy Basketball Leagues Rules

Fantasy Basketball 2017-18

Type of League:
Head-to-Head: Each Category – 9 categories

Categories:
Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals, 3pt. FG made, Field Goal %, Free Throw %, Turnovers (-1)

Roster: 14
Starters: 3 Guards, 3 Forwards, 1 Center, 1 Utility (Flex)

16 Regular season weeks – Monday through Sunday
Regular season starts Tuesday, October 17

Winning a weekly head-to-head match-up:
The best of 9 categories wins (ex. If you win 6 categories and your opponent wins 3, you win the week).
Your starting lineup of 8 players are calculated vs. your opponents starting lineup for each weekly match-up.
Note: a tie is possible; the most likely scenario is 4-4-1. (Each team wins 4 categories with a tie in the 9th category).

Playoffs - 8 Playoff teams:
Division Winner - best record: #1 seed
Division Winner - division winner not with best record: #2 seed
Remainder of playoff teams seeded with following tiebreaks:
1 - Overall record
2 - Cumulative category rank
3 - Overall category record
4 - Higher ranking in Points category

1st week playoffs: #1 vs #8 seed, #2 vs #7, #3 vs #6, #4 vs. #5.

2nd playoff round will reseed so top seed will play lowest seed.


Each playoff match-up will be a 2 week match-up for each category (same as regular season match-ups) with each category accumulating during the 2 week match-up. A new lineup can be set for each week.

Playoff tiebreaker: The difference of all 9 categories will be calculated. The team with the positive difference is rewarded the playoff win.


Payouts
  $29 league $50 league $100 league
  10 teams 12 teams 10 teams 12 teams 10 teams 12 teams
 1st $100 $120 $225 $250 $500 $575
2nd $45 $55 $100 $125 $200 $250
RSW $30 $35 $50 $75 $100 $135
RSW (Regular Season Winner) - determined by cumulative 9 category rank

Blind Bidding & Free Agency 


FFBL uses Blind Bidding - the fairest and most intriguing method in fantasy sports.All teams receive $1,000 for the year in Bidding Bucks (not real money). Blind Bidding starts during the 1st week of games are played and continues throughout the season including playoffs - so you should spend wisely.

Blind Bidding starts Tuesday 8AM EST. Blind Bidding ends when games are complete on Sunday and the week has been updated (about 30 minutes after the last Sunday game is over). Once the Blind Bidding is over you still may pick up a player in what becomes a 1st come, 1st serve process that stays in effect until the first game starts on Monday (usually 7pm - 7:30pm) 

NOTE: if there are earlier games on Monday, Free Agency will end earlier - prior to the start of the first game. Any dropped players in the preseason will not become available until the first regular season week of blind bidding.

How Blind Bidding works:
- The team that bids the highest for a player will get him. Since this is a blind bidding process, no one knows what the others are bidding.    
- Bid minimum is $1.   
- If you win the bid at $55, and the next highest bid was $18, you still pay $55 for your player. 
- If there is a tie bid, the player is awarded to the team with the worst record. 2nd tie-breaker is lowest rank, final tie-break is whoever entered the league 1st.  
- The software will guide you through the process of bidding on players.   
- You are allowed to bid on multiple players for different bidding buck values for each player you would like to drop.
- To bid on multiple players for each player dropped, you will rank your preference of which players you most would like on your roster. Your 1st preference will be considered first. If someone outbids you, your 2nd preference is then considered and so on...
- You must have enough bidding bucks to bid on players.
- You will not be allowed to bid more than you have. 
- When a player is cut by an owner, that player will not become available again until the next Blind Bidding process. This will alleviate any problems with someone purposely dropping a player for a buddy who amazingly picks the player up that was just cut 5 minutes ago.

IMPORTANT - It is the owner's responsibility to reset your starting lineup once you acquire your new player(s).

1st come, 1st serve:
You may pick up as many free agent players that you would like once the Blind Bidding process is over and before the free agent's game is played that week.    

The cost is $10 bidding bucks for any free agent not picked up during the Blind Bidding process.


Trades


Weekly trading deadline is Saturday 9PM EST.
Season trading deadline is Saturday 9PM EST, January 13, 2018
All trades have a minimum 24 hour approval process (see below). Trades will not be approved until Sunday night. It is the owner's responsibility to reset your starting lineup once a trade has been approved.

Trades that have not been accepted or rejected before the deadline will be deleted. This will alleviate any issues of owners receiving offers but not responding and waiting until the opportunity to jump on the trade once they see it benefits them due to a players injury status changing.

If you proposed a trade to someone and it gets deleted at deadline, you could propose the same trade again the following week.
A trade will not be approved if any players involved in the trade are injured, suspended or any other reason that may keep them out a significant amount of time after the trade was proposed.
All trades will be reviewed and must be approved. An e-mail will be sent to all members of the league when a trade has been accepted. Any member of a league may protest the trade during a 24 hour period. If there is no protest and FFBL believes the trade is fair, the trade is allowed.

If a trade is protested, the owner protesting the trade MUST GIVE A VALID REASON why they think the trade cannot help one of the teams or show signs of collusion for the veto to be considered. A valid veto is a veto explained in detail how a trade cannot benefit one of the trading teams.If FFF agrees or is able to see the side of the protester, FFBL will then ask either both owners or just the owner perceived to be getting the lesser end of the deal their reasoning for the trade. If FFBL is satisfied that the trade is fair, the trade will stand. If FFBL is not satisfied with the answers, FFBL can reject the trade and will ask the parties to try and work another deal that would be fair.

INVALID VETO EXPLANATIONS & VETO PROCESS:

- One or two words how a trade is dumb is NOT a valid explanation.

- The number of vetoes for a trade does not matter. There could be one veto or 5 vetoes and the trade may or may not be approved.

- One team is getting the better of the deal is NOT a valid explanation.The purpose of a trade is to make your team better. If a team has surplus at one position - kudos to them, they drafted well and now have excess to trade in one position to improve another. That is THE key aspect in trading. You don't condemn a trade because someone had a good draft.

REASONS A TRADE IS DECLINED:

1) Collusion - an obvious attempt between 2 owners that know each other to improve one team at the expense of the other team.

2) The trade cannot in any way be beneficial to one of the trading teams.

3) There is a valid veto and when the owner who is perceived to be getting the short end of deal is asked to explain why they believe the trade helps their team, the owner replies that it doesn't or has an invalid explanation.

4) Dumping of players from a non-contender to a contending team. This typically would happen near the trading deadline.

5) Trading partners - 2 teams attempt to trade to help each other cover bye weeks & short-term injuries.

6) The trade will not improve one team because they are trading away significantly more than they are receiving from the other owner.

7) The trade is significantly benefiting one team more than the other.

8) One of the teams has a poor record and is trading away similar or better players than they are receiving to a team with a better record. An 0-10, 0-9, 0-8, 0-7, 1-9, 1-8, 1-7, 2-8 and similar records are considered poor records.

9) There is more than one pending trade involving the same player and the original trade is quite "unequal". Another team comes in and offers a more balanced trade. All trades involving the same player will be thrown out.

10) A trade involves a player in a Thursday game and the deadline to make the trade for the week has passed (see above rules in trading section).

11) Draft room trades are not allowed


As you can see from the above rules, FFBL takes trading seriously. Our #1 priority is to prevent any collusion from occurring. Most trades are approved but some will not. Rejected trades are more likely to happen closer to the trade deadline as some owners are looking to take advantage of struggling teams.


10 TEAM SCHEDULE (2 DIVISIONS)

Week 1
10/17 - 10/22

B1

A4

A5

A2

A3

A1

B4

B5

B2

B3

Week 2
10/23 - 10/29

A4

A3

A2

A1

B5

B4

B3

B2

B1

A5

Week 3
10/30 - 11/5

A5

B2

A4

A3

A1

B5

A2

B4

B3

B1

Week 4
11/6 - 11/12

A2

A1

B3

A5

A4

B2

B1

A3

B5

B4

Week 5
11/13 - 11/19

A3

A5

A1

B4

A2

B3

B5

B1

A4

B2

Week 6
11/20 - 11/26

B3

B4

B5

B1

B2

A4

A5

A1

A2

A3

Week 7
11/27 - 12/3

B2

B3

B4

B5

B1

A5

A1

A2

A3

A4

Week 8
12/4 - 12/10

B5

B1

B2

B3

B4

A2

A3

A4

A5

A1

Week 9
12/11 - 12/17

B4

B5

B1

B2

B3

A3

A4

A5

A1

A2

Week 10
12/18 - 12/24

B3

B4

B5

B1

B2

A4

A5

A1

A2

A3

Week 11
12/25 - 12/31

B2

B3

B4

B5

B1

A5

A1

A2

A3

A4

Week 12
1/1 - 1/7

B1

A3

A2

A5

A4

A1

B3

B2

B5

B4

Week 13
1/8 - 1/14

A5

A4

B3

A2

A1

B5

B4

A3

B2

B1

Week 14
1/15 - 1/21

A4

B2

A5

A1

A3

B4

A2

B5

B1

B3

Week 15
1/22 - 1/28

A3

A5

A1

B4

A2

B3

B5

B1

A4

B2

Week 16
1/29 - 2/4

A2

A1

A4

A3

B5

B2

B1

B4

B3

A5


Playoffs - 2 week match vs. same opponent.
You may submit a new starting lineup for each of the 2 weeks
Playoff Round 1 (Quarter Finals) : 2/5 - 2/25 (2/5 - 2/11 and 2/12 - 2/25)
Playoff Round 2 (Semi-Finals) : 2/26 - 3/11 (2/26 - 3/4 and 3/5 - 3/11)
Championship: 3/12 - 3/25 (3/12 - 3/18,  3/19 - 3/25)


12 TEAM SCHEDULE (2 DIVISIONS)

Week 1

A2

A1

A4

A3

A6

A5

B2

B1

B4

B3

B6

B5

Week 2

A3

A6

A1

A5

A4

A1

B3

B6

B1

B5

B4

B2

Week 3

A4

A5

A6

A1

A2

A3

B4

B5

B6

B1

B2

B3

Week 4

A5

A3

A2

A6

A1

A4

B5

B3

B2

B6

B1

B4

Week 5

A6

A4

A5

A2

A3

A1

B6

B4

B5

B2

B3

B1

Week 6

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

Week 7

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

B1

A6

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

Week 8

B3

B4

B5

B6

B1

B2

A5

A6

A1

A2

A3

A4

Week 9

B4

B5

B6

B1

B2

B3

A4

A5

A6

A1

A2

A3

Week 10

B5

B6

B1

B2

B3

B4

A3

A4

A5

A6

A1

A2

Week 11

B6

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A1

Week 12

A2

A1

A4

A3

A6

A5

B2

B1

B4

B3

B6

B5

Week 13

A3

A6

A1

A5

A4

A1

B3

B6

B1

B5

B4

B2

Week 14

A4

A5

A6

A1

A2

A3

B4

B5

B6

B1

B2

B3

Week 15

A5

A3

A2

A6

A1

A4

B5

B3

B2

B6

B1

B4

Week 16

A6

A4

A5

A2

A3

A1

B6

B4

B5

B2

B3

B1





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