MODIFY TEAM

Overview

To modify your team via the Internet, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, login using your email address and password (if you haven't already done so), modify your team roster as needed, submit the modifications and record the confirmation number you receive for them. There are two types of modifications: (1) taxi squad switch, and (2) new player purchase.

Modifications are also accepted via toll-free number (1.888.636.7559) or fax (314.546.4230).

Deadlines and Stat Week

During the Contest, modifications must be made 5 minutes before the first game is played each weekend. Thus, the transaction deadlines for the Contest are:

  1. 5 minutes prior to the first game on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
  2. 5 minutes prior to the first game on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
  3. 5 minutes prior to the game on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Note: In the event that the first game of the weekend is rescheduled, the transaction deadline will be adjusted accordingly.

At the deadline, your team is locked for the upcoming weekend's games. Any modifications made after the deadline do not take effect until the following week. Your team carries over from week to week if you do not make any modifications.

Taxi Squad Switch

A taxi squad switch occurs when you replace a player from your starting lineup with a player from your taxi squad. Taxi squad switches are unlimited during the Contest and must involve players listed at the same position. Taxi squad switch example: "Start Carson Wentz, Taxi Tom Brady."

New Player Purchase

A new player purchase occurs when you add a new player to either your starting lineup or taxi squad and drop a player from your roster. You may purchase any player not on your current roster. New player purchases are limited to 5 per roster during the Contest and must involve players listed at the same position when you are dropping a player from your starting lineup. New player purchase example: "Purchase Stephen Gostkowski, Drop Jake Elliot." The position restriction does not apply when you drop a player from your Taxi Squad and purchase a new player.

Costs to Modify Team

To modify your team during the Contest, you must have a transaction package or you may pay per transaction. These additional fees are outlined in the Entry Costs section.

SCORING

Overview

Statistics are accumulated each week for all 20 players in your starting lineup and your team is ranked within league and overall competition based on the following eight statistical categories:

Total Scoring
Kicker Scoring
Total Rushing Yards
Rushing Yards Average
Total Receiving Yards
Receiving Yards Average
Total Passing Yards
Passing Yards Average

The formula to calculate total scoring is: (Rushing TDs x 6) + (Passing TDs x 3) + (Receiving TDs x 6) + (Field Goals x 3) + Extra Points + (Other TDs x 6). Two-point conversion points are awarded to the player scoring the conversion. Kicker scoring is calculated as all points scored by any player by kicking the football through the uprights. The average categories are calculated using your team's total passing attempts, carries and receptions, and are calculated to three decimal places. (Examples: .1235 would be rounded to .124 and .1234 would be rounded to .123. Only the fourth decimal is used for rounding. Example: .12347 would be rounded to .123.)

Scoring System

To determine standings, teams are ranked from first to last in each of the eight statistical categories and points are assigned based on these rankings. For instance, in a 25-team league, the team that finishes first in a category earns 25 points, the second-place team earns 24 points, and so on down to the last-place team which earns one point. This system applies to all eight categories, each of which has equal value. The most points that a team in a 25-team league could earn if it finishes first in every statistical category is 200 points. In the overall team ranking, the maximum number of possible points is determined by the total number of entries in the Contest.

A player's stats are added to your team's statistics totals only during the weeks that he is in your starting lineup. All statistics accumulated by the players in your starting lineup, regardless of what position they actually play, contribute to your team's statistics total. Special teams yardage does not count. Taxi squad players' statistics, statistics by a player before he was on your roster, as well as preseason and regular season statistics, do not contribute to your team's statistics total.

Stats are accumulated weekly for the 20 starting players. The stat week begins with the first game(s) played each weekend and ends with games played on Sunday (but is subject to change in the event that a game is postponed and/or rescheduled).