Mr. Sports Football Rules

Leagues
Pro Leagues

Pro Leagues are recommended for those people who are new to Fantasy Football. One Pro League will be a Father and Son League.

Makeup: A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division).
Fee: $160 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $600 cash
  • 2nd Place - $150 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Major Leagues

Major League Teams are recommended for people who like to build from year to year.

Makeup: A continuous league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division) in which 8 to 10 of 33 players are retained for the following year. Players redistributed by draft.
Fee: $160 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $600 cash
  • 2nd Place - $150 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Veteran Leagues

Veteran Leagues are recommended for people who want more prize money and who like to start from scratch each year.

Makeup: A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division).
Fee: $240 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $250 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Expert Leagues

Expert Leagues are recommended for people who want more prize money and who like to build year after year.

Makeup:A continuous league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division) in which 8 to 10 of 33 players are retained for the following year. Players redistributed by draft.
Fee: $240 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $250 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Champion Leagues

Champion Leagues are for people who are very serious about Fantasy Football and want serious prize money.

Makeup: A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division).
Fee: $350 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $2000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $500 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $100 off another team.
Super Tournament

The Super Tournament consists of all the league winners and determines who is the champion of champions.

Makeup: A 1-week playoff during week 17 in which the total of that week determines who wins.
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $750 cash
  • 3rd Place - $500 cash
  • 4th Place - $250 cash
  • 5th Place - $150 cash
  • 6-10th Place - $25 cash
National Ranking Prizes

Offense or Defense Average

  • 1st - $150 cash
  • 2nd - $100 cash
  • 3rd-5th - $75 cash

Total Average

  • 1st - $450 cash
  • 2nd - $150 cash
  • 3rd-5th - $75 cash
League Make-up

Each team plays 2 games against teams in their division and 1 game against teams outside their division for a total of 14 games played.

The regular season is 14 weeks long. The playoffs and Super Tourn. are the last 3 weeks.

The roster size is 33 players in ALL leagues.

In the continuous leagues, the 4 playoff teams keep 9, the 4 middle records keep 10, and the bottom 4 records keep 11.

The pick order for the redraft will be based on team records through week 10. This will prevent teams from trying to "tank" to get a better pick position. If a team makes the playoffs they will automatically pick between 9-12. The redraft is done by a daily pickup for 19 days during March of the following year.

Tanking

Losing on purpose or "Tanking" will not be permitted under ANY circumstances.

Negligence is not tanking. If someone is not paying attention and doesn't make lineup changes, it is not considered tanking.

If someone is caught blatantly tanking, they will be penalized and will not be able to change their lineup for the rest of the season.

It is up to the members of each league to monitor and alert the Commissioner of anyone trying to lose on purpose.

Draft

The Draft will consist of 33 rounds in which each team picks once per round.

The team that picks first in the 1st round, picks first in the 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc., and picks last in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.

The draft order is determined by random envelope selection.

The Draft is conducted via call-in conference number. It takes roughly two hours. Online drafting is coming for this season, 2019.

NOTE: There is no cost for the phone draft.

Player Positions

Each player only counts at one position for the entire season. These positions are determined before the draft.

Ray Lucas Rule: The Commissioner has the right to change a player's position in order to maintain the integrity of the league.

Scoring System

The Offensive points are scored as follows:

  • 0.1 pt. per yard rushing or receiving by any player
  • 0.04 pts. per yard passing
  • 0.5 pts. per reception
  • 6 pts. per TD in ANY form
  • 2 pts. per 2-Point Conversion whether passing, rushing, or receiving
  • -2 pt. per interception thrown by a player
  • -1 pt. per fumble lost by a player
  • 3 pts. per field goal of 18-39 yards.
  • 4 pts. per field goal of 40-49 yards
  • 5 pts. per field goal of 50-59 yards
  • 6 pts. per field goal of 60+ yards
  • 1 pt. per extra point made
  • -1 pt. per missed field goal under 40 yards or extra point missed

Points are totaled by 0.1 points, If Dalvin Cook has 129 yards rushing and 27 yards receiving for a total of 156 combined yards, his score is 15.6 points.

The Defensive points are scored as follows:

  • 1 pt. per tackle or assist
  • 4 pts. per sack or 2 pts. per 1/2 sack
  • 3 pts. per forced fumble
  • 3 pts. per fumble recovery where a change of possession occurs.
  • 5 pts. per interception
  • 6 pts. per touchdown
  • 2 pts. per safety
  • 1 pt. per pass defensed

Defensive players points are not finalized until Thursday Night, Sunday Night and Monday Night for respective games played.

Offensive players cannot earn defensive points, and defensive players cannot earn offensive points.

NOTE: Official Stats for the games come from box scores as seen on NFL.com.

The NFL makes changes to statistics typically on Wednesday morning. These stat changes WILL be reflected in scoring and thus could impact the outcome of your game.

Any change in scoring made by the NFL will not be changed once the next weeks games start.

Weekly Lineup

Every week your starting line-up includes:

  • QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, PK, 3 DL, 3 LB, CB, S and a Flex (extra WR, RB or TE).
  • Each team starts up to 10 backups:
  • 1 Backup QB
  • 1 Backup RB
  • 1 Backup WR
  • 1 Backup TE
  • 1 Backup Flex
  • 1 Backup PK
  • 1 Backup DL
  • 1 Backup LB
  • 1 Backup CB
  • 1 Backup Safety
  • Backups cannot count for more than one starter.
  • You are not required to have a backup for each position. Their points will count only if a starter at that position does not play.
  • If a starter plays but scores zero points, the backup does not count.
  • When a player's team has already started, that player is locked.
  • When a backup's team has already started, all players of the same position are locked.
  • Your lineup is due in full every time it is submitted.
Wins and Losses

Over the course of the season you play 7 Home games and 7 Road games.

There is no home field advantage during the regular season.

Deadlines

Any Lineup, Trade, or Transaction that is not submitted on time will NOT be taken. No Exceptions! The deadlines for Trades and Transactions are as follows:

  • Trades - Midnight Eastern on Friday.
  • Round 1 Pickups - Midnight Eastern Wednesday
  • Round 2 Pickups - Midnight Eastern Saturday
Injured Reserve

ONLY a player that is on IR, PUP or NFI will be eligible to be placed on Mr. Sports IR.

A player that is only "out" for the week is NOT eligible for IR.

WARNING! If a player is on the IR, and is not eligible, he will automatically be waived on Tuesday morning! NO Exceptions!

Trades

Once two teams agree on the trade then each person must submit the trade to the Mr. Sports web site. If the trade is not identical it does not go through.

There is no trading limit. No cash or "player to be named later" trades will be allowed.

There is a 20-30 person Trade Committee that will vote on every trade submitted. Trades with more positive votes then negative votes will go through. The Commissioner has the power to overturn the Trade Committee's decisions if The Commissioner feels there is collusion.

You MUST waive a player if your roster is going to exceed the 33 player limit.

You are not allowed to trade players that you just received that week.

The Trade Deadline is the Wednesday during Week 10.

Waivers / Free Agents

For Weeks 1-3 and Week 13-16, you are allowed to pick up TWO players.
Schedule of pickups for these weeks will be as follows:
RD 1: Wednesday (posted at 1am EST Thursday, 10pm PST Wednesday)
RD 2: Saturday (posted at 1am EST Sunday, 10pm PST Saturday)

For Weeks 4-12, you are allowed to pick up THREE players.
Schedule of pickups for these weeks will be as follows:
RD 1: Wednesday (posted at 1am EST Thursday, 10pm PST Wednesday)
RD 2: Friday (posted at 1am EST Saturday, 10pm PST Friday)
RD 3: Saturday (posted at 1am EST Sunday, 10pm PST Saturday)

For each round of pickups, if two teams want the same player, the team with the worst record gets him, with a tie breaker going to the team with the lowest average.

If a player is waived to complete a trade or waived in round 1 transactions when there is no Thursday game, he is available to be picked up the same week. If a player is waived for a transaction for round 2, he is not available to be picked up until the following week.

Transactions can be made through the League Finals.
For the playoffs, a transaction period will be available during the second week of the 1st and 2nd round for ALL teams in continuous leagues and playoff teams ONLY in one year leagues.

Playoffs

After 14 weeks of play, the top team in each division and the top team that did not win the divisions advances to the playoffs.

If two teams have the same record, the team with the higher scoring average advances. If still tied, then the team with the better head to head record, then the offensive average.

Teams will be seeded according to record. Best record No. 1 seed and will play the playoff team with the worst record as the No. 4 seed. The other two playoff teams will play one another as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds. This occurs during week 14.

The team with the best record and higher seed gets 1 point per difference in average before the week starts. In case of a tie, the team with the highest scoring player wins. If still tied, second highest, etc.

The same rules apply for the second round of the playoffs.

If the team with the higher seed has the worst average, there is no advantage for either team

The winner in the case of a tie will be the team with the highest scoring contributing player.

The two remaining teams play during Week 15 of the season with the highest scorer declared champion.

Discounts and Other Info

For every additional team that you purchase, you get $10 off the previous team, up to a maximum of $30 off per team.

There is a $20 credit given to the team with the highest score overall each week.

The Commissioner has the right to remove any owner from the service if he feels the owner is a disruptive force to the integrity of the league; i.e. tanking, bad behaviour, etc.

There will be no refunds of any kind.

Mr. Sports will withhold an $160 deposit for current Major League teams and a $240 deposit for current Expert League teams from winnings accumulated during the Football Season. Any winnings earned will be used first to fill the deposits. The deposit is non-refundable should the owner drop the aforementioned team or teams. These are keeper leagues, thus, you are expected to stay for the continuity and sustainability of the league. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Any customer who has not FULLY paid for all of his/her football teams will not have access to his/her teams.

Hall of Fame

To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an owner must accumulate 150 points over his or her career.

The Hall of Fame Scoring is as follows:

  • Division Winner=5 points
  • Wild Card=3 points
  • League Runner Up=10 points
  • League Champion=15 points
  • Team of the Week=1 point

For being ranked in the Top 20 in Offense, the Top 20 in Defense, or for placing in the Super Tournament is scored as follows:

  • 1st or 2nd=10 points
  • 3rd or 4th=9 points
  • 5th or 6th=8 points
  • 7th or 8th=7 points
  • 9th or 10th=6 points
  • 11th or 12th=5 points
  • 13th or 14th=4 points
  • 15th or 16th=3 points
  • 17th or 18th=2 points
  • 19th or 20th=1 point

For being ranking in the Top 20 in Total is scored as follows:

  • 1st=20 points
  • 2nd=19 points
  • 3rd=18 points
  • 4th=17 points
  • 5th=16 points
  • 6th=15 points
  • 7th=14 points
  • 8th=13 points
  • 9th=12 points
  • 10th=11 points
  • 11th=10 points
  • 12th=9 points
  • 13th=8 points
  • 14th=7 points
  • 15th=6 points
  • 16th=5 points
  • 17th=4 points
  • 18th=3 points
  • 19th=2 points
  • 20th=1 point