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General League Setup
Commissioner Email Address:Send Email To Commish
Commissioner Username(s):
Total Number of Divisions:4
Number of Franchises:48
Number of Roster Spots:30
Number of Injured Reserve Spots:6
Number of Taxi Squad Spots:4
Head-To-Head Matchups:Yes
Each Player can be on:4 rosters per League
Track Player Salaries and/or Contracts:No
Abilities Setup
Franchise Abilities:Submit lineups
 Perform Add/Drops
 Drop players without Adding
 Propose / accept trades
 Trade Future Draft Picks
 Make IR moves
 Make Taxi Squad moves
 Write league articles
 Post to message board
 Post to league chat and trash-talk videos
 Create league polls
 Customize franchise
Commissioner Lockout:Yes, the commissioner has given up his ability to view pending owner-initiated transactions.
Standings Setup
Standings Sort Criteria #1: Victory Points
Standings Sort Criteria #2: Total Points Scored
Standings Sort Criteria #3: Overall Winning Percentage
Division/Conference Setup
Divisions: Monorail, Bachelor Arms, Frying Dutchman, Duff Gardens
Accounting Setup
General Scoring Setup
Calculate Fantasy Results From:Week 1 through Week 16
Number of Decimal Places For League Scoring:2
Ties Are:Counted as ties
Give A Home Field Advantage Bonus Of:0
Starting Lineup Setup
Total Starters:12
Number of Starting QBs:1-2
Number of Starting RBs:2-4
Number of Starting WRs:3-5
Number of Starting TEs:2-4
Number of Starting Defs:1-2
Lineup Submission Deadline:Players Are Locked At Kickoff Of Their Game
Are Partial Lineups Allowed?
Hide starting lineups from all owners until:Never hide starters.
Should owners be allowed to submit players on bye as starters?Yes
Roster Position Limits Setup
Other League Settings
Display NFL Player Injury Status?
Display Top Performers/Player Stats Report?
Display Rosters Report?Yes
Display NFL Opponent's Passing/Rushing Rank On Submit Lineup Page?Yes
Display NFL Bye Weeks/NFL Schedule?
Display NFL News Articles?
Display NFL Free Agents on Fantasy Free Agent Lists?Yes
Display NFL Rookies With (R) Next To Name?Yes
Time Zone:ET
Display "Aquired" Column on Rosters Report?No
Are league reports private (Not accessible to guests)?No
Is league home page private (Not accessible to guests)?No
Draft Setup
Draft Pick Time Limit Turned: On and set to 4:00 hours
Add/Drop and Waivers Setup
Add/Drop System:Blind Bid Requests For Locked Players, First Come/First Serve For Rest
Waivers Processed Automatically:Yes
Waiver Calendar:
Event TitleInitial Date/TimeRepeat
Process Blind Bid Waivers Tue Jan 26 2021 11:00 p.m. ET 1
Put All Free Agents On Waivers Tue Jan 26 2021 11:00 p.m. ET  
Put All Free Agents On Waivers Sun Jan 31 2021 10:00 p.m. ET 1
Process Blind Bid Waivers Tue Feb 9 2021 11:00 p.m. ET  
Put All Free Agents On Waivers Sun Feb 14 2021 8:00 p.m. ET 16
Process Blind Bid Waivers Tue Feb 16 2021 11:00 p.m. ET 15
No Add/Drops Allowed Wed Jan 5 2022 8:00 p.m. ET  
No Add/Drops Allowed Wed Jan 5 2022 8:00 p.m. ET  
Dropped Players are Locked Until:1 day(s) later
Prevent Owners From Making ANY Add/Drops Between Kickoff of that player's game and the end of the last game of the week?Yes
Blind Bidding Waivers Setup
Maximum Amount Each Owner Can Spend During The Season On Blind Bid Waivers:$200.00
All Blind Bids Must Be In Increments Of:$0.01
Are Conditional Blind Bids Allowed?No
Do Winning Blind Bid Waiver Amounts Get Charged To An Owner's Accounting Report As "Real" Dollars?No
Blind Bidding Ties Are Broken By:Longest Time Since Winning A Bid
Trades Setup
When An Owner Accepts A Trade: The trade requires approval from the commissioner.
Display Trade Comments To All Owners?No
Allow Trades That Would Create Invalid Rosters To Go Through?No
When A Trade Causes An Invalid Roster, Allow Owner To Submit Lineup?No
Default Number Of Days For A Trade Proposal To Be Valid For:7
Prevent Owners From Accepting Trades Between Kickoff of that player's game and the end of the last game of the week?No
Injured Reserve Setup
Player Must Be Classified As Before Being Deactivated:IR or out
Can a player be deactivated when he is listed as "Suspended"?No
In case of an IR violation, prevent owner from submitting lineup?Yes
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Taxi Squad Setup
Players allowed on Taxi Squad:Rookies
Additional League Rules Setup

Additional League Rules
This is a H2H Victory Points Dynasty league. Submit your lineup each week. Move players in and out of your Taxi Squad or IR though. This will be a superflex league with team defense. Tight end scoring is premium (please see scoring setup). 
And you must name your team after a character from the
THE SIMPSONS (TV Show).

Schedule
12 week regular season. Play the other 11 teams in your division once plus one of those teams in your division a 2nd time..

Standings
We use a Victory Points setting for the standings and are ranked for the most to the least. It helps mitigate some of the randomness of just your regular wins and losses.
Victory Points for a WIN -  2 VP
Victory Points for a TIE - 1 VP
Victory Points for a LOSS - 0 VP
Victory Points For Top 4 Weekly Point Total: 2
Victory Points For Middle 4 Weekly Point Total: 1
Victory Points For Bottom 4 Weekly Point Total: 0


Rosters
Rosters will be made up of 30 players consisting of 12 starters and 18 reserves.  Starters will be 1-2 QB, 2-4 RB, 3-5 WR, 2-4 TE, 1-2 team DEF.

Off-Season Rosters
Off-season roster size will be 30 players. Injured reserve will open after last off-season waiver run.
IR spots must be cleared by the end of the NFC and AFC conference championship games. If not cleared then commissioner may drop any players on IR without question or reversal. 

Off-Season Taxi Squad
Taxi squad must be cleared one week prior to the leagues rookie draft.
Taxi Squad players (new rookie players) drafted this season do not count towards roster if on Taxi Squad. There must be an open roster spot in order draft rookies or veterans.

Off-Season Trades
Trading will open after week 16 is over. League fees must be paid for the next season in order to trade in the offseason.

Taxi Squad
Each team can have a Taxi Squad of up to 4 players. These players do not count toward the regular 30 player roster. In order to be placed on the Taxi Squad, a player must be a rookie and have an (R) next to his name. If a player is found on your Taxi Squad who is not eligible, you will be given a warning.
If not corrected within 72 hours, the player will be dropped from your roster. Your Taxi Squad must be empty by the start of the following season’s rookie draft. 
***Please note, players on the Taxi Squad may be moved back and forth during the season as long as they are a rookie.***

Injured Reserve
Each team can place up to 6 players on their IR list. You may put a player that is designated IR or Out on Injured Reserve.

Keepers
This is a dynasty league. You will/may keep all the players on your roster from year to year. You will build your team through trades, free agents/waivers, pickups, etc., and of course the annual rookie draft after the first season’s initial draft. 

Starting Lineups
Each week, owners will submit their starting lineup to be used for that week's game.  Owners are responsible for submitting a legal lineup each week.  If an owner fails to submit a lineup for a particular week, the system will use the previous week's lineup. Keep in mind that if you fail to change your lineup and players are on bye week or injured, then those players will be carried forward and scoring for those players will be zero.
If an owner consistently fails to keep up with their lineup, this will affect the integrity of the league and owner will be subject to dismissal/replacement without refund (see penalties near the bottom).

Divisions
The 48 teams in this league will be divided up into 4 different 12 team divisions. Those divisions will be randomized in the initial start up once all 48 teams are paid (same time as we do our draft order) 
Monorail, Bachelor Arms, The Fryin' Dutchman and Duff Gardens
If anyone is to own any of the following team names, they will be stuck in the division beside their name.
Lyle Lanley - Monorail
Kurt Van Houten - Bachelor Arms
The Sea Captain (Horatio) - The Fryin' Dutchman
Gil Gunderson - Duff Gardens
Other than that, division placements will be randomized every 2 years. But those 4 teams stay put.

Waivers/Add Drops
Once an owner has paid their league entry fee, they will have the ability to do drops and then later on, when waivers are active, perform waiver transactions. We will be using Blind Bidding for waivers with a budget of $200. After the current week's blind waivers run, it will be first come, first served. The league calendar should be looked at/used to guide you as to how our waivers work. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  
***NOTE***  All teams will have ability to do waivers until the start of week 16 (championship week).
Waiver order to after our inaugural draft will be ranked based on Average pick time. If there is tie, it will be who had the most picks in the draft. If still tied, will be a coin toss to settle it.
The waiver order is only used if there is tie in $$ Bidding amounts.

League Fees/Dues
League entry fee is $100Fees are due no later than 4/1 of each year. If fees are not paid by the due date, the owner may be replaced without further notice.
***Note that no trading/trades will be allowed until league fees are paid for the upcoming year.***

Playoffs
Playoff will start in week 13 and everyone will make the playoffs. There will be a 3 tier playoff system. All 48 teams broken up into 16 team tiers. And they have their own playoffs. All tiers will always been highest seed vs lowest seed in each round.
Each 16 team tier will be seeding in order of their Victory Points finish regardless if a team is a division winner.
Division Winners are guaranteed a playoff berth
If a division winner finishes outside the top 16 in victory points they will be added in as the 16th team. And the previous 16th team will slip down to the Tier 2 playoffs.
If multiple division winners finish outside the top 16, they will ranked according to their Victory Points and added to the bottom spots in the 1-16 tier, any teams that they replace will slip down to the Tier 2 playoffs.

Tier 1
This is the championship tier where only seed 1-16 will have a chance to take him all of the glory and the big money.1st Place

Tier 2
Seeds 17-32 will be sectioned off into their own playoff battle. They will compete for a $150 in prizes to the final 2 teams.
$100 to 1st place and $50 to 2nd place in this group.
Tier 3
Seeds 33-48 will be sectioned off into their own playoff battle. They will compete for a $50 prize.

Prizes/Payouts

  • League Dues Collected       48 x $100 = $4800
  • MFL League Fee                                            $80
  • Graphics/Banner Fees - $232 -  ($40 to Brent and $192 to Jeff) One Time Fee (In the 2nd year and beyond this money will be spread out over Tier 1 & 2 prizes)
    Tier 1 (Seeds 1-16)
    Division Winners      $100 each (Total -$400)
    Highest scoring 4 teams out of all 48 teams  $100 each (Total -$400)
  • 1st Place                                             $1500
  • 2nd Place                                             $800
  • 3rd Place                                              $500
  • 4th Place                                              $300
  • 5th Place                                              $190
  • 6th Place                                              $100
  • 7th Place                                                $75
  • 8th Place                                                $50
    Tier 2 (Seeds 17-32)
  • 1st Place                                              $73  (Bump up to $100 in year 2)
  • 2nd Place                                               $50
    Tier 3 (Seeds 33-48)
  • 1st Place                                                $50


Draft Order/Draft
Draft order will be set at random by the league site. It will be a snake style draft. The draft will be an extended/email draft, with an 4 hour timer initially, that will shut off between 1am and 5am ET each night.  Timer will/may be adjusted as needed depending on how the draft is moving. Trading of draft picks will be allowed so long as league fees for that year are paid. Up to one year of future draft picks can be traded if future league fees have been paid.

We will be running on a 4 hour clock with a 6 hour stoppage night between 1am & 7am ET. Please predraft. Read below to see what happens if you miss a pick.

If during the draft the timer expires, your pick will be skipped and the draft will continue on. You will have until your next pick to notify the Commissioner of your replacement pick, which will be entered for you. If you do not notify the Commissioner before your next pick comes up, that pick will be forfeited. If the timer expires a 2nd time, then that is your 2nd warning. If it happens a 3rd time, your pick will be skipped and forfeited. If this happens a 4th time, your pick will be skipped and forfeited and your team will be subject to replacement without refund. Please do not allow the timer to expire!

Annual Rookie Draft
After the initial season, we will have an annual rookie draft consisting of 4 rounds. All players, rookies and free agents will be avaliable to be drafted. 
You must keep you roster valid at all times. This draft will be non-snake style and draft order will be determined by the inverse of the seasons possible points (the system's calculation of the best scores of your players, each week, whether they were on the bench or in your starting lineup).

Trades/Trading
Trades will be setup for commish review only for the sense of trading future picks. Please make sure that entry fee has been paid for next year since trading future picks will require future payment. Payment due at time of trade.
***Note that no trading/trades will be allowed until league fees are paid***  
***Trade deadline is week 12***

Trading of Draft Picks
Trading of future year's picks is allowed assuming league entry fees for that year have been paid.

If you trade future 1st round pick - pay $50 of next year's entry fee
 If you trade future 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th round picks - pay $50 of next year's entry fee (one time fee) 

Trade will be set up as Commish review, only for the process to make sure draft picks traded, are paid for in leaguesafe before processing the trade. No other judgements will be withheld on the trade(s).

Scoring Adjustments
The final official stats and scoring adjustments/corrections, if any, are released on Thursday mornings by MFL. 

Active/Inactive Owners
By joining the league, it is expected that you will participate to the best of your abilities to make your team as competitive as possible as well as making this a quality league that everyone can enjoy being a part of. This includes, but is not limited to, keeping your roster legal at all times, voting on any items that may come up for vote, trades, rule changes, logging into the site on a regular basis, etc. Additionally, by joining this league, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all league bylaws, additional league rules and scoring system. Each week, all teams MUST submit a complete roster, with their best players. If the league votes that a team is tanking (At least 24 teams must agree) the following will occur:
1st offense - warning

2nd offense - team moves down one spot in the draft
3rd offense - team automatically moves to the bottom of the draft order
4th offense - team is removed from the league

Communication From the Commissioner
Not all communication will be done through the league message board. Each league will have its own dedicated GroupMe chat room. With joining this league you excpet anything the commissioner communicates through GroupMe as an acceptable means of communication no matter what the subject matter is. Example : League draft dates, rule changes,polls,warnings, or anything else that may come up. 
 **The Commisioner reserves the right to act on any transaction or action that is detrimental to the League's success.** 

**As Commissioner I reserve the right, if it appears as though an owner is/has become inactive, hostile, or in general a bad owner for the League's success, to take the necessary measures to correct the situation including the removal of an owner at any point without a refund.**