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2019 Empire Pot
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2019 Empire League Official Rules


Payouts: 1st - $375, 2nd - $155, Empire - $600
Email Commish: safeleagues@gmail.com


General League Setup
Commissioner Email Address:Send Email To Commish
Commissioner Username(s):
Total Number of Divisions:2
Number of Franchises:12
Number of Roster Spots:22
Number of Injured Reserve Spots:5
Head-To-Head Matchups:Yes
Each Player can be on:1 rosters per League
Track Player Salaries and/or Contracts:No
At the start of the season, rosters are determined by:On-line, long-running (email) draft, taking several days/weeks to complete.
Abilities Setup
Franchise Abilities:Submit lineups
 Perform Add/Drops
 Drop players without Adding
 Propose / accept trades
 Make IR moves
 Write league articles
 Post to message board
 Post to league chat and trash-talk videos
 Create league polls
 Customize franchise
Commissioner Lockout:No, the commissioner still has the ability to view pending owner-initiated transactions.
Standings Setup
Standings Sort Criteria #1: Overall Winning Percentage
Standings Sort Criteria #2: Total Points Scored
Standings Sort Criteria #3: Overall Winning Percentage
Standings Sort Criteria #4: Reverse Order Of Opponent Total Points Scored
Division/Conference Setup
Divisions: North Division, South Division
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
Starting Lineup Setup
Total Starters:9
Number of Starting QBs:1-2
Number of Starting RBs:2-4
Number of Starting WRs:3-5
Number of Starting TEs:1-3
Lineup Submission Deadline:Players Are Locked At Kickoff Of Their Game
Are Partial Lineups Allowed?NO
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?Yes
Display Top Performers/Player Stats Report?Yes
Display Rosters Report?Yes
Display NFL Opponent's Passing/Rushing Rank On Submit Lineup Page?Yes
Display NFL Bye Weeks/NFL Schedule?Yes
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 "Drafted" 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 Wed Jul 10 2019 1:00 p.m. ET 8
Lock All Free Agents Wed Jul 10 2019 1:00 p.m. ET 7
Lock All Free Agents Mon Sep 9 2019 11:00 p.m. ET 15
Process Blind Bid Waivers Wed Sep 11 2019 1:00 p.m. ET 14
No Add/Drops Allowed Sun Dec 29 2019 1:00 p.m. ET  
Dropped Players are Locked Until:Players are not locked when dropped. They can be immediately picked up (subject to league's waiver rules)
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
Once a player is acquired, he cannot be dropped for this many days:0
Blind Bidding Waivers Setup
Maximum Amount Each Owner Can Spend During The Season On Blind Bid Waivers:$100.00
All Blind Bids Must Be In Increments Of:$1.00
Minimum Blind Bid Amount:$0.00
Amount charged to blind bidding balance for each player acquired via FCFS waivers:$0.00
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:Sort Criteria Listed Below
Blind Bidding Ties Sort Criteria #1: Total Points Scored
Blind Bidding Ties Sort Criteria #2: Overall Winning Percentage
Blind Bidding Ties Sort Criteria #3: All-Play Winning Percentage
Trades Setup
When An Owner Accepts A Trade: The trade is immediately processed.
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?Yes
Injured Reserve Setup
Player Must Be Classified As Before Being Deactivated:Ir
Can a player be deactivated when he is listed as "Suspended"?No
In case of an IR violation, prevent owner from submitting lineup?Yes
Additional League Rules Setup