Seinfeld Rules

Introduction:

The Seinfeld Fantasy Football league is a 12 team non-keeper league that is performance based and uses a decimal scoring system. There are four 3-team divisions in the Seinfeld League.The cost of the league is $100 per year per team. All money is paid back each year. The Seinfeld league utilizes a serpentine draft each year to draft its players. Each team has a 16 player roster and plays a 13 week regular season. At the end of the regular season the top 6 teams in the league compete in the Seinfeld League Playoffs.  Teams in the league use a flexible roster for RB’s/WR’/TE’s. The entire league is very flexible in terms of the positions that you have and the type of team that you want to build. It is up to you to figure out how to build the best team in the league.

Rosters:

Each franchise is allowed a roster limit of 16 players.  The only roster limit is for QB’s (3 Max). There is no injured reserve.

Schedule:

The commissioner will post and email a league schedule before the start of the regular season. Each team will play its division opponents twice and all other league opponents once. There is a 13 week regular season and a 3 week playoff schedule. The top two playoff seeds earn 1st round byes.  The quarter final round is the #3 seed vs #6 seed and the #4 seed vs #5 seed.  Each round of the playoffs the Highest Remaining Seed is matched up with the Lowest Remaining Seed.  The Championship Game and 3rd Place game are a combination of scores from Week 16 and 17.

The Auction:

The draft will be held on the league website, and a random draft order is drawn prior to the season.  The draft is a serpentine 16 round draft.  Draft picks are allowed to be traded prior to the draft.

Starting Lineups:

Each team must turn in a starting lineup of the following positions:

1 QB
2 RB’s
2 WR’s
1 TE
1 WR/TE
1 QB/WR/RB/TE
1 K
1 DEF/ST

Teams must have their starting lineup in place by game-time of each player’s game. Teams cannot have more than 3 total QB’s on their roster.

Scoring:

Players score points as follows, with a decimal scoring format:

Offensive Players and Kickers:
Passing Touchdown: 4 points
Each 25 yards passing: 1 points
Any Touchdown Scored: 6 points
Receptions: 0.5 points
Each 10 yards rushing or receiving: 1 point
2-Point Conversions: 2 points
Interceptions Thrown: Minus 2 points
Fumbles Lost: Minus 2 points
Fumble Recovered for a TD:  6 points

Kickers Only:
PAT: 1 point
Missed PAT:  -1 point
Field Goal (0-39 yards:  3 points), (40-49 yards:  4 points), (50+ yards:  5 points)
Missed Field Goals (0-39 yards: -3 points), (40-49 yards: -2 points), (50+ yards: -1 point)

DEF/ST Only:
Defensive TD: 4 points
Interceptions/Fumbles Recovered:  2 points
Blocked Kicks:  3 points
Blocked PAT:  1 point
Special teams scores (kickoff/punt return TD): 6 points
Safety: 5 points
Defensive TD’s:  4 points
Sack:  1 point
2 Point Return:  2 Points

Trades:

A team can make any trade with any other team in the league. The league trade deadline for 2017 is November 18th.  The league website will put each trade up for a league wide poll.  The poll will be active for 24 hours from when the trade was accepted by the owners.  7 reject votes will automatically veto the trade. If after 24 hours, there are not 7 reject votes the trade will be accepted and processed by the league software.

Free Agents:

Teams can pick up as many free agents as they want each week. Waivers begin after the draft and run every day throughout the season and through the playoffs.  After this free agent draft is run, free agents can be picked up on a first come, first serve basis the rest of the week.  Players are on waivers for 1 day, during this time the waiver order is used.  This waiver order does not reset, teams that made a claim go to the bottom of the list.  The teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs are ineligible from bidding on free agents.

Playoffs:

After the season is over the top 6 teams in the league are eligible for the Seinfeld League Playoffs. The two division winners are automatically the top 2 seeded teams in the league and are awarded 1st round byes in the playoffs. The next 4 teams based on Winning % are seeded 3, 4, 5, and 6.  Standings are determined by this:

#1: Winning %
#2: Total Points
#3: Head to Head Record
#4: Division Record
#5: Total points scored the last 3 weeks

The playoffs are a simple 6 team tournament:
Each round of the playoffs the Highest Remaining Seed is matched up with the Lowest Remaining Seed.

Fees:

The fee to compete in the Stooges League is $100. 100% of the money is paid back to the league in prizes. All fees must be paid to the commissioner before a team is allowed to compete. There are no transaction or any other fees required for the Seinfeld League. The prize structure is shown below:

Prizes:

The prizes are paid out as follows:

Championship Game Winner: $400
Championship Runner-Up: $250
3rd Place Winner:  $100

Playoff Seeds:

#1: $100
#2: $100
#3: $75
#4: $75
#5: $50
#6: $50

The prizes are mailed out immediately following the playoffs. This league uses LeagueSafe to collect the league fees and distribute prizes.

Final Comments:

The commissioner reserves the right to alter or change any rules in the best interests of the league. This league requires a commitment and participation from each owner. The Commissioner’s work very hard to make this one of the best fantasy football leagues on the internet, make sure to turn your lineups in according to the rules, and have fun. Any owner that violates the league rules is subject to expulsion from the league without a refund of league fees. Any owner that is deemed inappropriate to the enjoyment of the league by the commissioner’s will be subject to expulsion from the league without a refund of league fees.