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League Rules

1. DRAFT -- You are assigned a team as soon as you join the league. Click the "Draft My Team!" link from your My Team page. (The "My Team" link is in the top banner, just below the website logo.) You will rank players, and once the league fills, one round will be run every 8 hours until all teams have one defense and 13 players (skill players + kickers). For FAVORITE TEAMS leagues, you'll select a franchise and build your roster based on a budget. In this format, you'll draft individual players at all positions.

2. TEAM DETAILS -- Be sure to modify any team details, such as Name, Logo, Park, etc. before the league fills and the season starts. Team details will lock about one week into the season.

3. SEASON START -- After the final team joins and drafts, games will begin soon, and you will be notified by email. Be sure to set your lineup, strategy and team details if you haven't done so already.

4. DRAFTING A DEFENSE (NON-FAVORITE TEAMS LEAGUES) -- When you draft your team, you will automatically get all the players from that season on your roster. The sim uses mostly the TEAM defensive stats, but uses some individual player stats too. (For more info, please review the Football Tips page!).

Only ONE defensive season from a franchise is allowed in the league. So, for example, if someone drafts the 1985 Chicago Bears, no other Chicago defenses can be drafted.

Once you draft your defense, you play with that defense all season. You cannot trade, drop, or change season stats for any individual defensive players.

5. O-LINE PLAYERS (NON FAVORITE TEAMS LEAGUES) -- Your o-line will come with the FIRST running back you draft. Once you have o-line players, they are on your team as individual players. If you trade your RB, the o-line will NOT go with him.

6. FINAL ROSTER SIZE -- When the games begin, the roster limit will be set to a final 50 players, which includes all defense and o-line players.

7. TRANSACTIONS, TRADES, FREE AGENCY, ETC. (NON FAVORITE TEAMS LEAGUES)-- Free agents can be signed after the first game of the season. You cannot drop players who are on the NO DROP list. Teams can make up to five trades before game 10. Please keep trades fair.

8. INJURIES -- Players can get injured. Some players will come back during the same game, others will have to miss future games. Injured players won't play and your depth chart will be used to replace them.

9. TIEBREAKERS -- Head-to-head match up will be used where possible, otherwise team with highest Power Ranking wins. In case of more than two teams, Power Ranking will be used.

10. SCHEDULED OFF DAYS -- There are no bye weeks in the auto league.

11. POST-SEASON -- Top six teams make the play-offs with the top two teams getting a first-round bye. Teams will get re-seeded so the best team plays the lowest available seed in the second round. All series are one game.

12. QUIT LEAGUE -- Once a season starts, owners cannot quit until their team's season is over.

13. NEXT SEASON -- All players will be removed from their roster a few days after the season is over. The league champ and award winners will be recorded in the user details. Users who have not logged in for 30 days are removed from the league and new owners will be invited. The draft ranking will open up no sooner than three days after the finals.

League Settings

Note, in Auto Leagues, some of these will change once the season starts, and as the season progresses.
Year Range of Stats2022 - 2022
Roster Size50
RulesPro (NFL)
Two Point ConvYes
DefenseDraft Whole Team
Def. FranchiseOne Allowed
O-LineComes with RB
Change Stats Allowed (not allowed while under contract or in a trade)
Free Agency
No-Drop List
Injuries (2 games max)
Player Training (1 schedule days)
User Sims (every 23 hours)