League Configuration

RTTC Fantasy Football Leagues are dynasty leagues that will consist of 14 or 16 team leagues. All players can be kept until the owner involves that player in a transaction, via a trade or a drop/add.

League Calendar

Annual League Rollover

All leagues will rollover each year as soon as MFL opens for new seasons.

At the time of the league rollover, the off-season roster will increase to 50 players and Blind Bid money will be restored to $1,000 blind bidding dollars.

Annual Fees

All fees will be held in LeagueSafe.

For startup leagues, after all league members have paid their 1st and 2nd year dues, the draft order will then be randomized and emailed out through MFL to all owners. The commissioner will also post the draft order in the Groupme Chat. At this point, the league has started and no refunds will be given.

Active leagues will open for payment following the disbursement of league winnings and the rollover of the balance for the following season.

The deadline for paying into active leagues will be the Sunday before the NFL Draft. If dues are not paid by then, a replacement owner will be sought. LeagueSafe will send reminders; League commissioners will also send reminders via email as well as GroupMe and/or twitter as necessary.

Trade rights, waiver moves, etc., will be reinstated once a team has paid their future season league fee.

Any owner replaced for not paying on time will not be refunded their future league fee payments.

Drafting

Startups

A startup league will be a combined draft of veteran and rookies.

  1. The draft will be started within 2 days after the league has filled AND all owners have paid their league fee.

  2. The last date for a league to fill will be on/around August 15th of each year.

The startup draft will be serpentine and 25 rounds; teams are not required to draft a full roster in the startup draft.

  1. The draft will use an 8 hour clock for each pick.

  2. The draft clock will be turned off at 11:00 p.m. EST and will be started again at 8:00 a.m. EST.

  3. Commissioner may change times or clock duration at their discretion due to time of year for the draft, if there are international players, or if owners keep abusing the clock throughout the draft.

If an owner’s pick is skipped, that owner should contact the commissioner with his pick as soon as possible. The commissioner will then process the transaction. There is no guarantee that player will still be available by the time the commissioner can make the pick.

An owner also may post the desired pick on the message board or in GroupMe or in an email for all to see, but the pick will not become official until the commissioner processes the transaction. Once the final pick in the draft has been made, no other picks can be made or traded, even if picks have been missed. Once a draft pick is made, that pick is final and official, unless at the commissioners discretion a change is made.

Startup draft order will be randomized through MFL once the league is filled and paid for. Startup draft picks and future rookie draft picks can be traded before and during the draft. Rookie draft picks may also be traded until the trade deadline.

Rookie Drafts

The 4 round rookie draft will start the third Monday following the NFL draft for 2nd and future seasons.

Rookie draft order will be non-serpentine and based on the previous seasons finish.

Only NFL rookies are eligible to be drafted.

The rookie draft will use an 8 hour clock for each pick.

The draft clock will be turned off at 11:00 p.m. EST and will be started again at 8:00 a.m. EST.

If an owner’s pick is skipped, that owner should contact the commissioner with his pick as soon as possible. The commissioner will then process the transaction. An owner also may post the desired pick on the message board or in GroupMe or in an email for all to see, but the pick will not become official until the commissioner processes the transaction. Once the final pick in the draft has been made, no other picks can be made or traded, even if picks have been missed. Once a draft pick is made, that pick is final and official, unless at the commissioners discretion a change is made.

Waivers and free agency will be closed during any draft, but trades of both players and picks are allowed. Owners will have the ability to drop players during the draft.

The draft order will be determined by regular season standings for non playoff teams(14th-1.01,2.01,3.01,4.01). The winner of the Super Bowl will receive pick 1.14; the winner of the Third-Place game will receive pick 1.12 and so on.

All drafts are long form over email. You must set up your notifications within MFL to receive emails and/or texts for when you are on the clock. Once notified, you will still go to the MFL website to make your selection.

Regular Season

The regular season will last from week 1 of the NFL season until week 13 of the NFL season. Each team will play every other team in the league once during the regular season.

Playoffs

The regular season will end after week 13 and the playoffs will begin in week 14 and go through week 16.

There will be a 6 team playoff for the championship. The best four records will take the top four seeds in the playoffs. The final two playoff spots will consist of the two teams with the highest point totals for the season that haven’t already qualified for the playoffs.

Two-way tiebreakers will be broken by the winner of the regular season match up between the two teams that tied. If there is a three-way tie, they will be seeded by total point scored.

Seeds 1 and 2 will receive first round byes. Week 14 will see match-ups between the 3 and 6 seeds and the 4 and 5 seeds. In week 15 the #1 seed will play the lowest remaining seed in each conference. The #2 seed will play the other remaining team in the conference semifinals. Week 16 will match-up the two remaining teams in the Rise to the Challenge Super Bowl as well as a Third-Place game between the losers from the conference semifinals.

Toilet Bowl

The eight teams that do not advance to the playoffs will participate in the Toilet Bowl playoffs. The teams in the Toilet Bowl will be seeded one through eight based on the standings, with the number one seed going to the team with the worst standing.

The Toilet Bowl champion will receive a compensatory pick at the end of round one (1.15) and it will be a trade-able commodity.

Trades

Trade rights during the off-season will not be re-instated until the team has paid in for the future season fee.

All trades are executed upon acceptance by both owners involved on the league website. Teams are allowed to trade at their discretion. If a team is found to have colluded in a trade, those teams will be removed from that league (as well as any other leagues they may be participating in) and will not receive a refund for any league.

At the conclusion of each trade, each roster must not exceed 25 players in season; the roster should not exceed 50 players in the off-season after a trade. A reasonable grace period will be allowed for any add/drop or trade to make the roster requirements. During the regular season there is a hard deadline of kickoff on Sunday to be at roster requirements.

The Trade Deadline will be the kickoff of Week 13 match-ups.

Waivers

Waiver rights during the off-season will not be re-instated until the team has paid the leagues future season.

Off-season waivers

Off-season waivers will start the first Monday after the RTTC rookie draft has been completed.

Off-season waivers will be Blind Bid only. Blind Bid dollars will not rollover from the previous season; they will be restored to $1,000 blind bid dollars for the entire league year.

In-season waivers

In-season waivers will be both blind bid and first come, first serve (FCFS).

Blind bid waivers will run each Thursday at 12 pm EST during the season.

FCFS waivers will be open once blind bid waivers process and until Kickoff on Sundays.

Roster Expansion/Cut-downs

In-season rosters will be 25 players and must be cut-down by the Monday of Week 1.

When the league rolls over on MFL, the rosters will expand to 50 players.

Roster Settings

Players are locked at the kickoff of their game. An owner may change the starting lineup status for a player whose game has not yet started.

RTTC leagues will not use any team defenses or kickers. The starting lineup cannot include any players on a bye week or skill position players listed as out or inactive according to the league’s final injury report prior to game day.

Refunds will not be given to people who are removed from the league due to rules violations. When joining RTTC leagues you are agreeing to manage your team(s) to the best of your ability and that includes setting a competitive starting lineup every week. It is at the commissioners sole discretion as to whether a team is attempting to tank or play a competitive lineup.

Roster size

  • 25 spots in-season; 50 off-season

  • 4 man Taxi Squad

  • Unlimited IR spots

Starting Lineup

  • 1 Quarterback

  • 2 Running Backs

  • 2 Wide Receivers

  • 1 Tight End

  • 3 Flex (RB, WR, TE)

  • 1 SuperFlex (QB, RB, WR, TE)

Taxi Squad

Each team will have a Taxi Squad that can have up to 4 players. Players on the Taxi squad do not count towards your 25 man roster, but also cannot be started unless promoted to the active 25 man roster.

Once you promote a Taxi Squad player to the active 25 man roster, that player cannot go back to the Taxi Squad.

Only rookies can be placed on the Taxi Squad and must be put on it before cut downs to the 25 man roster. Once on the Taxi Squad, a player may stay there forever. Players on the Taxi Squad can be promoted at any time as long as you do not exceed the roster limit.

Injured Reserve

Each team has an "unlimited" reserve roster spots (Current MFL max setting is 50). To be eligible for IR in RTTC, a player must on the IR in the NFL and designated as IR through MFL. If a player is promoted from the IR in the NFL, he is then no longer eligible to be on IR in RTTC and must be promoted.

Scoring Settings

  • Passing Touchdowns: 4 points each

  • Passing Yards: .04 points each

  • Pass Interceptions Thrown: -1 point each

  • Passing 2 Pointers: 2 points each

  • Rushing attempts: 0.25 per each attempt

  • Rushing Touchdowns: 6 points each

  • Rushing Yards: 0.1 points each yard

  • Rushing 2 Pointers: 2 points each

  • Receiving Touchdowns: 6 points each

  • Receiving Yards: 0.1 points each yard

  • Receptions: 1 point each

  • Receiving 2 Pointers: 2 points each

  • Special Teams Touchdowns: 6 points each

Awards

Any awards or winnings will be disbursed the Thursday after the RTTC Superbowl (NFL week 16).

Tanking

Tanking, in any form, will not be tolerated in any RTTC league.

Starting lineups should be submitted as complete and in the best interest of that team.

Owners are expected to submit a competitive roster. This includes, but is not limited to starting partial and/or incomplete lineups or starting players on a bye week.

If you are habitually starting players that are injured or are clearly not in your lineup to help you win, the commissioner reserves the right to remove you from the league.

If an owner is found guilty of tanking, he will be removed from the league immediately.

If an owner is removed during the season, there will be no refund of league fees.

Any opening during the season will be filled as soon as possible with a new owner.

If no new owner can be found at that time, the commissioner will manage the team by submitting the best possible lineup, but will not entertain any trades. Any winnings for that team will rollover to the league pot for the following year and added to the Champions payout.

Orphaned Teams

At the conclusion of the fantasy season, any owner planning to leave the league should notify the commissioner as soon as possible. Any team leaving will not receive a refund for their future season paid, but they may find a replacement owner themselves that will cover that fee.

The commissioner will fill any other orphaned teams with new owners. If there are multiple orphaned teams in the league, the commissioner may host a dispersal draft. All new owners will participate and will choose from players and picks owned by the previously orphaned teams. Also, in the event of a dispersal draft, all current owner will also have the option to “abandon” their current roster/picks and participate in the dispersal draft.