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WHAT IS FANTASY FOOTBALL?

Ever wish you could put together and own a professional football team with your favorite players? Elite Fantasy Football League (Elite or EFFL) is a way to make your dreams a reality. Here at Elite, you own and manage a professional football team, with all players having been drafted by you. You use real athletes’ weekly performances and stats to generate points for your fantasy team. The fantasy season lasts 16 total weeks. During the regular season, you set your weekly lineups and then go head-to-head with other team owners. Then based on your record during the regular season, you may have the chance to advance to the playoffs, where you can compete for the title of Fantasy Football Champion.



WHY PLAY WITH ELITE FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE?

At Elite, we offer the best variety of entry fees and we distribute one of the TOP PRIZES in the fantasy industry with NO ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER FEES like many other sites out there. See for yourself:




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COMPARE OUR PERCENTAGE OF PRIZES TO THAT OF FANTASY FOOTBALL INDUSTRY LEADERS:
League Price AntSports Fantasy Headquarters Masters ELITE
$25 -- -- 55% 65%
$50 70% 55% 67% 77.5%
$100 72% 63% 75% 82.5%
$250 77% 71% 83% 85%
$500 82% 80% 85% 90%
$1000 87% 86% 86% 93%






COSTS/ENTRY:

There are 6 different entry fees to choose from - $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, and $1000. There is a one-time fee for the entire season. THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER'S FEES! In addition, there are also no additonal free agency/waiver or trade costs. You will be entitled to unlimited transactions throughout the season. Elite provides both 10 & 12-team leagues. However, we reserve the right to make leagues 8 or 14 teams and adjust accordingly or to postpone a draft date if a league has not filled up in time. Leagues may also be added, based on demand. If leagues fill up quickly and there are no more available, feel free to call Robert Smith at 1-800-208-3414 or email our team at info@elitefantasyfootballleague.com if you would like us to add more leagues and we will do our best to accommodate.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering for membership or for leagues, please check your spam/junk mail for email confirmations. Please remove us from spam to ensure that you receive all further communication without difficulty. Elite will only send communication to the email account you registered with, so please ensure that your email account accepts emails from us.



REFERRAL BONUS:

If you refer a friend to Elite and they join a league of $100 or more, we will credit your Elite account with $10. There is no limit to the amount of people you can refer. In order to qualify for the bonus, your referral must provide your FULL NAME down under the section that says "How did you hear about us?" NO EXCEPTIONS. If your name is not given, you will not receive the bonus. Please email info@elitefantasyfootballleague.com if you have any questions about this.



SWAP DRAFT POSITIONS:

Once you join a league, you may request to swap an entire draft position with another owner. Both teams must agree to this at least 48 hours before the draft is set to begin. This is to swap the entire draft position and not individual picks. You cannot swap individual picks at any time or players during a draft. As with all the other rules at Elite - these rules are in place to prevent owners that may know each other to "help" each other out or make one of the teams stronger at the expense of another team.



PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each league contest. Each League will award prizes based on the percentage of its entry fees to the winners and that will be considered the “prize pool” for that league. The percentage of the prize varies according to the entry fee paid - The higher the entry fee, the higher the percentage of prizes awarded to the winners. Official prize amounts will be as follows:




Prizes (10 Teams)
League Price Prize % Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
$25 65% $110 $41 $11
$50 77.5% $264 $97 $27
$100 82.5% $561 $206 $58
$250 85% $1445 $531 $149
$500 90% $3060 $1125 $315
$1000 93% $6324 $2325 $651






Prizes (12 Teams)
League Price Prize % Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
$25 65% $132 $50 $13
$50 77.5% $316 $116 $33
$100 82.5% $673 $248 $69
$250 85% $1734 $638 $178
$500 90% $3672 $1350 $378
$1000 93% $7588 $2791 $781






WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SEASON IS CANCELLED OR SHORTENED?

In the event that a season is shortened, Elite assures that leagues will proceed as planned. The regular season will be adjusted to the number weeks that the NFL season is shortened to. For example, if the NFL season is shortened to 12 weeks, the fantasy season will then consist of 8 weeks of regular season play, followed by the playoffs occurring during weeks 9-11. The last week of fantasy play will always occur on the second to last week of the NFL's regular season.

If an NFL season is cancelled, Elite guarantees that all money will be refunded in FULL. Due to the mass amount of leagues and registrants, we obviously cannot refund the money immediately. We guarantee that money will be refunded within 3 business days of the NFL announcing that the season will be cancelled. Rest assured that there is no financial risk if you sign up for a league in advance. ELITE WILL REFUND ALL MONEY PAID FOR LEAGUES - GUARANTEED!



CLAIMING/REDEEMING YOUR PRIZE:



Once the fantasy season has ended and all of our prize-winners have been determined, Elite Web Solutionz will mail all of our well-deserved winners their hard-earned prizes in the form of a check. However, in order to receive prizes in a timely manner, all winners must claim their prize/confirm their address and whether they prefer to receive a prize check or a credit to their Elite account. Elite will have ONLY 2 mass mailings. Once the stats, scores and standings of all leagues have been confirmed and finalized, the first batch will be mailed out the week after the final playoff game. Those that do not claim their prizes by the Early Bird Deadline, will then have until the Final Deadline to receive their prizes during the second mailing (Around the middle of January). Upon the season ending, winners must go to their league home pages and click "CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE."


**If your prize is $600 & over, please also include your social security number. A 1099-MISC Form will be sent for the appropriate tax year as is required by law. You will not be taxed on your prize winnings. However, it is entirely up to you to report any applicable earnings required by the IRS when filing your taxes.


PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT SEND US YOUR INFORMATION BY THE PRONOUNCED DEADLINE, YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE CHECK AND WILL RECEIVE ALL EARNINGS AS A CREDIT TO YOUR ELITE ACCOUNT. THIS CREDIT CAN BE USED TOWARD ANY FUTURE LEAGUE ENTRY FEES. ANY BALANCES ON THE ENTRY FEE AFTER APPLYING THE CREDIT, WILL RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT.


ELIGIBILITY:

Participants must be of legal age in their respective jurisdiction. Elite Fantasy Football Leagues are open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, excluding Quebec, Puerto Rico, and the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, and Vermont. Void where prohibited by law. Owners, employees and immediate family members of Elite Web Solutionz, its sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to win prizes.


THE COMMISSIONER:

The commissioner of a Fantasy Football League is responsible for coordinating and managing the league. Robert R. Smith II, owner of Elite Web Solutionz/Elite Fantasy Football League, will serve as the commissioner and sole decision maker for all of Elite's fantasy football leagues and will therefore be responsible for approving trades, resolving any disputes or alleged rule violations, and any other issues that may arise during the season.



NON-GAMBLING STATUTE:

The contest is a game of skill. From entries received, winners are determined by the individuals who use their skill and knowledge of relevant professional sports information and fantasy sports rules to accumulate the highest point totals during the contest, according to the official fantasy sports contest rules as listed on the website. The contest is subject to all United States laws, and to the contest official rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling.

All game fees charged are based on supplying our participants with the true look and feel of owning their very own football team. All games are strictly considered games of skill. Elite rewards the players most skilled in compiling and managing a team over a 17-week period. In our leagues, we will reward participants for their time, effort and hard work in managing their fantasy football team to a prize-winning finish.



THE DRAFT:

Draft Room (Live Drafts)
All Drafts will consist of 18 rounds and Elite's customized draft room will be used for all league drafts.

Important tips to optimize draftroom performance:

1) It is best viewed on a higher resolution setting. A high resolution setting will enable you to view the entire Draftroom. eg. 1280x1024 works great for 12 team drafts.

2) Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher browser is recommended - other browsers are usable but Explorer 6.0 or higher works best so it is highly recommended. Owners using Firefox, Safari, etc. have on occasion had difficulties in the draft room. We strongly suggest that you participate in several mock drafts to test your browser's compatibility with our draft room. Elite will not be held responsible for the technical difficulties experienced by owners who use browsers other than Internet Explorer.

3) Disable McAfee On-Access Scan - having this enabled will cause your draft to lag. If you experience lags and use other anti-virus software, disable it while you draft!

4) REFRESH YOUR COMPUTER. Depending on your draft position, you may have long wait times in between picks. It never hurts to refresh to ensure that you are up to date and running well in the draft room.


You may enter the draft room at any time after you signed up for your draft.

Draft Room features & instructions:

1) Player selection - database of all the NFL players eligible for drafting.

PLAYER DATABASE - Browse the available players in the player section located on the bottom left-hand side of your screen. Click on the different positions to show the players at each particular position.

DATABASE VIEWS - There are two ways to view the players - EFFL rankings and alphabetically. EFFL rankings are the default view and although these rankings are good, EFFL's sleepers may differ from yours. You can switch to alphabetical view to locate players alphabetized by last name.

DRAFTING PLAYERS - To make a draft selection, double-click a player to put then in your Draft List (2nd box from bottom left-hand side). Once a player is in your Draft List, you may double-click again to put the player in your selection box or use the >> arrows to move the player. You may select players when it is not your turn to populate your Draft List. (see below)

POPULATING YOUR ROSTER - Your roster is located in the middle-right of the screen and will include the players bye weeks and what round you selected the player.

DRAFT BOARD - This takes up the entire upper-part of the Draftroom and shows all players being selected by all owners color-coded by positions. This makes the draft easy to follow.


2) Draft List - use this to speed up the draft and organize a list for yourself before it's your turn to draft. You may also prerank players prior to your draft and the software will save your list even if you close your browser. You may select players before your turn to fill your Draft List located on the bottom middle left side of the screen.

To have your DRAFT LIST chosen for you, "Autopick" must be checked. "Autopick" is automatically enabled when you are not in the Draftroom or you choose to check the box yourself. The software will select the player that is at the top of the list when it is your turn. Please remember to uncheck "Autopick" when you are finished using your Draft List.

IMPORTANT - IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO USE A DRAFTLIST TO DRAFT YOUR ENTIRE DRAFT FOR YOU IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND DRAFT. SINCE THE COMPUTER WILL SELECT THE NEXT PLAYER ON YOUR DRAFT LIST AND YOU HAVE 10 WR'S LISTED FIRST THOSE ARE THE PLAYERS THAT WILL BE SELECTED FOR YOU. YOU MUST ORDER YOUR DRAFT LIST ACCORDINGLY AND MIX ALL POSITIONS WITH THE PLAYERS YOU MOST WANT AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST.

You may move the players up and down your Draft List by using the arrows.


3) Autopick - you will have full control of this feature when you are in the draft room. If you arrive a few minutes late, you are automatically taken off computer control.

If you miss a pick while the draft room browser is open. The computer will pick for you, then COMPUTER CONTROL WILL REMAIN ON UNTIL YOU UNCHECK THE BOX.

The software uses Elite up-to-date rankings. These are legitimate rankings updated often to ensure that the computer will draft players that should be taken at that particular point in the draft. The computer will pick the best available player, but cannot guarantee that all roster positions are accounted for so we do not guarantee that you will have all roster positions auto picked for you.

PLEASE BE SURE THAT "AUTOPICK" IS NOT SELECTED WHEN BEGINNING YOUR DRAFT!


4) Chat - Place your cursor in the bottom right box to type a comment and hit Enter on keyboard or Send to enter your text.


5) League Drafts will use a 2 minute timer and Mock Drafts will use a 1 minute timer. The draft timer for Private Leagues and Private Mock Drafts will be determined by the owner of the league or member who sets the mock draft. Options can be set for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes.


6) Draft positions are computer generated and RANDOMLY assigned once a league is paid for or when an owner registers for a mock draft. League owners can swap entire draft positions from the individual league or mock draft homepage.


7) Drafts are serpentine style drafts. The earlier you pick in odd rounds, the later you pick in the even rounds and vice versa.


8) Enjoy yourself!


ROSTER REQUIREMENTS/STARTING LINEUPS:

Roster will compose of 18 players, and PLEASE NOTE: There are NO LIMITS on the number of players you can draft at each position. There are 3 League Lineup options to choose from – Normal, Flex, and Super Flex (All 9 starters). See below for specific positions in each option:

Normal   Flex   Super Flex
QB   QB   QB
RB   RB   QB/RB**
RB   RB   RB
WR   RB/WR/TE   RB/WR
WR   WR   WR
WR   WR   WR/TE**
TE   TE   WR/TE**
K   K   K
D   D   D



** PLEASE NOTE: TE'S ARE COMPLETELY OPTIONAL IN SUPERFLEX LEAGUES. IF YOU CHOOSE TO START 2 TE'S, YOUR LINEUP CAN ONLY CONSIST OF 1 RB. YOU CANNOT START 2 QB, 2 RB, AND 2 TE.

SETTING WEEKLY LINEUPS:

** ALL OWNERS MUST SET THEIR LINEUP WEEKLY DURING THE REGULAR SEASON **. There is no default lineup. This is done to encourage full participation and competitiveness in our leagues throughout the regular season and so that EFFL can see which owners are no longer active. During the regular season (weeks 1-13), if a team's lineup is not submitted by 11:59pm EST Saturday night, our software will automatically submit a lineup based on the highest ranked players that week not injured and not on byes. You will always be able to edit your lineup up until the game time of each individual player, even if your lineup was computer generated. PLEASE NOTE: If you have a trade that is accepted after you set your lineup, your starting lineup may have missing starters that were involved in the trade. Owners are fully responsible for making sure to adjust lineups accordingly. The computer will not generate a full lineup for you in this instance. EFFL will continue to monitor all owners' activity on the site throughout the entire season.

**For those owners who abandon their teams and no longer log-in to their EFFL accounts or set their lineups, their prize money will be forfeited and it may result in cancellation of Elite membership at owner's expense.

PLEASE NOTE: The computer will not automatically set lineups during the playoffs. All owners are solely responsible for setting their lineups during the playoff weeks (weeks 14-16).




ILLEGAL LINEUPS:

In the instance that there is an illegal lineup submitted, whether intentional or not, the commissioner reserves the right to edit the lineup to reflect the last legal lineup submitted, per that owner's lineup history. Illegal lineups (i.e. 4 WR in a Flex or Normal Lineup) will not be allowed, even if a glitch occurs and the illegal lineup is not recognized by the computer system.




SCORING SYSTEM:


Offensive Stats (includes QB, WR, RB, TE, K):


Passing Yards = 1 point per 25 yards (0.04 pts per yard passing, rounded to the nearest tenth)
Passing TD = 6 points
Passing 2-pt conversion = 2 points
Interception = -2 points
Rushing Yards = 1 point per 10 yards (0.1 pts per yard rushing)
Rushing TD = 6 points
Receiving Yards = 1 point per 10 yards (0.1 pts per yard receiving)
Receiving TD = 6 points
Point per reception = 0 or 1 point (option if you sign up for PPR league)
Fumble Lost = -2 points
Fumble Recovery for TD = 6 points
Rushing/Receiving 2 point Conversion = 2 points
Field Goal = 0-39 yards = 3 points, 40-49 yards = 4 points, 50-59 yards = 5 pts, 60+ yards = 6 points
Extra Point = 1 point
Extra Point Missed = -1 point (BLOCKED KICK IS NOT CONSIDERED A MISS)


Defensive Stats (D/ST):


Sacks = 1 point
Interceptions = 2 points
Fumble Lost (INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PENALIZED) = -2 points
Fumble Recovery = 2 points
Touchdown (credited to D/ST, not individual player) = 6 points
Safety = 2 points
Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD (credited to D/ST, not individual player) = 6 points

Points allowed by Defense (Excludes Safety & Interception/Fumble Recovery for Touchdown)
0-2 points allowed = 10 points
3-6 points allowed = 8 points
7-12 points allowed = 6 points
13-16 points allowed = 4 point
17-20 points allowed = 2 points
21-30 points allowed = 0 points
31-34 points allowed = -1 points
35+ points allowed = -3 points




LIVE SCORING:

EFFL is pleased to provide you with LIVE SCORING! The live scoring page will automatically refresh every 90 seconds. PLEASE NOTE: Although live scoring is a great feature to follow your fantasy game, it may not be 100% accurate. Actual results will be confirmed after a review of all the stats. A preliminary stat review will be done after the games are complete and officially reviewed again after Monday Night Football. FINAL results will be posted after the Monday night game by going to the "Weekly Results" page but stats may change as the NFL reviews stats during the week. Changes may occur until the following Saturday.



WINS/LOSSES:

Each week, in head-to-head match up, the team with the greater number of points will earn a Win and the team with the lesser number a Loss. During the regular season, if a match up results in two teams having the same number of points, each team will be awarded a Tie. During the playoffs, however, there are no ties. The tiebreaker will be bench scoring. If this does not break the tie, then the team with the higher playoff seed will be awarded the win.



SCHEDULE & PLAYOFFS:

Regular Season:

All leagues will consist of 13 regular season games, followed by 3 weeks of playoffs during weeks 14, 15, & 16 of the NFL season. Throughout the 13 weeks of the regular season, owners will play every team in their division twice and then 7 randomly selected teams for 12-team leagues and 5 randomly selected teams for 10-team leagues. PLEASE NOTE: For any league that drafts after the season opener (Wed or Thurs night game), those players' stats/scores WILL count for week 1.

Playoffs/Seeding:

The top 6 teams in each league will advance to the playoffs. Teams will be seeded from #1 to #6. Division winners (no matter what the overall record) in 10 team leagues will be seeded #1 & #2, with the best record earning the #1 seed. Then the next 4 best records will be seeded #3-6. In 12 team leagues, division winners (no matter what the overall record) will be ranked #1-3 seeds, with the best record receiving the #1 seed, and so on. The next 3 best records will be seeded #4-6. If there is a tie for seeding, total points scored will be used to break the tie. If there is still a tie, then it will come to Head-to-Head record. The playoff schedule is run similar to the NFL playoffs and will be as follows:



10-TEAM LEAGUES:

Week 14 (1st Round Payoffs)

- The 2 division winners will be seeded #1 & #2 and receive a bye
- Wildcard teams - seed #3 vs. seed #6 and seed #4 vs. seed #5

Week 15 (2nd Round Playoffs)

- Best division winner #1 seed vs. lower seeded winner from week 14
- Worst division winner #2 seed vs. higher seeded winner from week 14

Week 16 (3rd Round Playoffs)

- Fantasy Bowl Championship features the winners from week 15
- Losers from week 15 compete for 3rd place



12 TEAM LEAGUES:

Week 14 (1st Round Playoffs)

- The top 2 division winners will be seeded #1 & #2 and receive a bye
- The worst division winner will be seeded #3 and face wildcard team seeded #6, Wildcard teams seed #4 vs. seed #5

Week 15 (2nd Round Playoffs)

- Best division winner #1 seed vs. lower seeded winner from week 14
- Worst division winner #2 seed vs. higher seeded winner from week 14


Week 16 (3rd Round Playoffs)

- Fantasy Bowl Championship features the winners from week 15
- Losers from week 15 compete for 3rd place



TIE-BREAKERS

Regular season games that end in a tie count as a tie, making a tie worth ½ win.
Regular season tie-breakers for playoff seeding:

1) Best record
2) Total Points scored for the season
3) Head-to-Head
4) Points scored by BENCH for the season

PLAYOFFS TIE-BREAKERS:

1) BENCH scoring for that week
2) Higher seeded team coming into playoffs






BLIND BIDDING/FREE AGENCY:

ELITE utilizes the blind bidding system because we believe it is the fairest method available, allowing all owners to have a chance at obtaining a player during the week. All teams will receive $1000 in Bidding Dollars (not real money) for the year to be used for bidding on players throughout the entire season. This includes playoff weeks. Blind bidding begins during week one of the season and continues until the end of the season, including playoff weeks. So, owners are encouraged to spend their bidding dollars wisely.


The Blind bidding period occurs weekly and begins every Tuesday at 9am EST and ends Wednesday at 11:59pm EST. Once the blind bidding results in all leagues are tabulated and verified for accuracy, the results will be posted. Owners can then pick up a player on a first come first serve basis through free agency. Free Agency ends at each player's game time on either Sunday or Monday Night. Starting at game time Sunday afternoon (1pm), free agency will then be locked until the Blind Bidding period begins the next Tuesday morning.

PLEASE NOTE: Free Agency will be in effect from the time your league draft ends until week 1 begins. Any players that are dropped during that time period will not be available for pick up until Blind Bidding begins the Tuesday after NFL week 1. All players dropped throughout the season will not be available for pickup until Blind Bidding starts the following week.


HOW DOES BLIND BIDDING WORK?

The process is rather simple. The owner that bids the highest on a player will obtain him. It works similar to a silent auction in that no one knows what the others are bidding on that player.

The blind bidding minimum is $1. If you bid $50 on a player, and the next highest bidder was $25, you will pay $50 for that player not $25.01 or $26. So, careful bidding is a must. If there is a tie in the bidding, the player will be awarded to the owner with the worst record. Next tiebreaker is lowest points. Final tiebreaker is whoever entered the league first.

You can bid on multiple players for each player dropped, but you must rank your preference of which players you would like to add to your roster the most. If you do not get your 1st preference, your 2nd will be considered next, and so on... You cannot bid on players for more bidding bucks than you currently have in your account. Once a player is cut from an owner, that player will not be available until the next Blind Bidding period, reducing the chances of someone “dropping” a player so that another owner can “pick him up” shortly after.




FREE AGENCY

You may pick up as many free agents as you’d like once the Blind Bidding Period is over until a player's game time Sunday on Sunday or Monday night. Free agency will then be locked until the Blind Bidding period begins again the folowwing Tuesday morning. All players will then be locked and no longer available until the Blind Bidding period begins the following week.

All Free Agents are $10.

**Free Agency will also be in effect up until Week 1, after which the Blind Bidding process begins**

PLEASE NOTE: During the final weeks of regular season, non-contending teams are not allowed to "drop" elite fantasy players for players that do not improve their roster ... i.e. Dropping Adrian Peterson for Tatum Bell. This is to eliminate any chance of owners dropping players so that contending owners can pick up players to improve their teams during the playoffs. Elite will monitor Blind Bidding and Free Agency closely to ensure that this does not happen. Please feel free to notify us as well if you see this happening. In the case that it does, the transaction will be cancelled immediately and that owner may be removed from the league completely.



TRADES:

The weekly deadline for trades is Friday 11pm EST.
The 2017 season trading deadline will be before week 8 - at 11pm on Friday, October 27th.
All trades must be accepted by that time. There is no limit to the number of trades you can make throughout the season, up until the season trade deadline. All trades must be even in numbers between owners. Meaning, in any trade, each owner must trade the same amount of players. Owners have 3 days to respond to a trade offer, otherwise the trade offer will be null and void.


All trades will be reviewed and finalized by Elite within 48 hours after being agreed upon. Once a trade has been agreed upon by 2 owners, members of that league will have at least 24 hours to protest the trade. If there are no protests and Elite deems the trade fair, the trade will be allowed. If a trade is vetoed by owners and Elite deems that the veto reasons are not valid and that the trade is fair, the trade will be allowed. An email will be sent to all league members once a trade has been accepted. If a trade is protested, owners must give a valid reason as to why they think the trade cannot help one of the teams or how the trade may be a product of collusion in order for Elite to consider a veto. There is no minimum number of vetoes needed in order for a trade to be rejected. If Elite agrees or understands the side of the protester(s), no matter how many vetoes there are, EFFL will then reject the trade. The two owners can then work out another trade that would be deemed fair.


Elite will approve all weekly trades by Saturday, 11:59pm EST. All players approved will be eligible to insert into lineups for that week, as long as that player’s game has not been played yet. It is the full responsibility of the owners to make sure that their lineups are adjusted accordingly once their trades are approved and rosters have been updated. It is highly advised that owners offer trades early in the week in order to give optimal time for reviews of trades and adjusting lineups.


HOW THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AFFECTS WEEKLY TRADES:


All trades involving Thursday night players must be submitted by Wednesday at 7pm EST. All trades submitted after this deadline that involve Thursday Night players, will be rejected and can be re-submitted again the following week. NO EXCEPTIONS.

It is the responsibility of the owners to make sure to insert Thursday night players involved in trades into their lineups before the Thursday Night Football game. Elite will not be responsible for adjusting lineups after trades. Trades involving players on Thursday night that meet the deadline will be approved by 7:30pm EST Thursday so owners will have just under 1 hour to make sure their lineups are adjusted accordingly before game time Thursday




INVALID PROTEST EXPLANATIONS:

1. “This trade is stupid.” Owners cannot just provide a couple of words complaining about the trade, without a detailed explanation.

2. “This team is getting the better end of the deal.” The purpose of trading is to improve your team as much as possible. EFFL will not punish owners who drafted well and end up with good trade bait for the season.

3. “Several owners vetoed this trade.” It doesn’t matter how many owner vetoes there are. It is up to EFFL to determine if the trade is valid and thus, EFFL may or may not approve it.



REASONS FOR VETOING/REJECTING A TRADE:

1. The trade in no way benefits one of the trading teams (Peyton Manning for Heath Miller).

2. Collusion – 2 league owners that know each other, making an obvious attempt to improve one team at the expense of the other team.

3. The trade involves an player who suffered a season ending injury, put on IR, retires, and/or is deemed out for the remainder of the season.

4. Trading players from a non-contending team to a contending team. This is more common closer to the season trading deadline.

5. Partners in Trading – 2 teams attempt to help each other out by trading to cover each other’s bye weeks and short-term injuries.

6. Trade results in a complete imbalance to the league. For example, if a team that is 7-0 attempts to trade for a RB and WR and approval of the trade could result in that team having 3 or 4 1st rd picks on their roster.

7. A non-contending team "Dumping" top fantasy players in a trade.

** If it is discovered that a person owns/manages 2 teams in the same league, that owner will not be able to trade players amongst his/her 2 teams. NO EXCEPTIONS.

**EFFL TAKES TRADING VERY SERIOUSLY. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE OWNERS WITH THE FAIREST FANTASY FOOTBALL ENVIRONMENT POSSIBLE.



MESSAGING SYSTEM:

EFFL uses an internal message system for registered users to communicate with each other while keeping their e-mail address private. The message system is a good way to start some trade talks with other league members or for any other reason you may want to e-mail another member.

To send a message, click the messages link on the left-hand side menu bar. Send a message by using the person’s USERNAME. When a message is sent, the person to receive the message will receive an e-mail letting them know that there is a message waiting for them at the site. A received message is also indicated with a number next to the messages link informing a user the amount of unread messages.


Playoff Fantasy Football Rules:

League entry fee options are $25, $50, $100, $250 and $500.

It will be a one-time charge for the entire playoff season.

Drafts will be held from Sunday evening (Jan 1, 2017) through Saturday afternoon (Jan 7, 2017).

The EFFL Live Draft room will be used to draft your playoff team. ALL Drafts are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

You will draft 9 players to field the same lineup for each of the 4 playoff weeks.

Your lineup will consist of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D. You will only be able to draft the exact positions listed above. Thus, you will only be able to select 1 QB, 2 RB and so on...

All players from only the 12 NFL playoff teams will be eligible to draft.

The 9 round draft is a serpentine draft and should take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

The draft order is determined randomly and is revealed when you join the league. The 1st person to join has the same chance as the last person to join to obtain the same draft position.

The object is to score the most combined points in the four playoff weeks. Points will accumulate throughout the playoffs.

There is no blind bidding or free agency in playoff leagues.

League Champions, 2nd and 3rd place (except $25 leagues where only the Champions and 2nd place) receive payouts and are determined by total points for all playoff weeks combined. Since some teams don't play each week, some of your players will not receive points on certain weeks.

Scoring is based on EFFL regular season PPR (point per reception) leagues.


PLEASE NOTE: Live Scoring is not available during Playoff Leagues. Scoring will be updated shortly following the end of each game.


$25 Leagues
65% Payout 10 teams 12 teams
1st place $115 $135
2nd place $40 $45
$50 Leagues
78% Payout 10 teams 12 teams
1st place $235 $280
2nd place $105 $125
3rd place $50 $60
$100 Leagues
82% Payout 10 teams 12 teams
1st place $500 $600
2nd place $215 $260
3rd place $105 $120
$250 Leagues
86% Payout 10 teams 12 teams
1st place $1290 $1545
2nd place $580 $700
3rd place $280 $335
$500 Leagues
90% Payout 10 teams 12 teams
1st place $2700 $3250
2nd place $1215 $1450
3rd place $585 $700


REFUND POLICY:


At Elite Fantasy Football League, *ALL SALES ARE FINAL*. No refunds will be administered. If a league does not fill up, we will gladly place you in another league that most matches the one you were originally registered for or push the date of the draft back in order to help fill the league. We strongly encourage you to participate in one of our mock drafts so that you can get a feel of our site and decide whether you would like to participate in one of our leagues. We aim to provide the best customer service. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email with any questions or concerns that you may have before entering one of our leagues. We'd be happy to speak with you.



MESSAGE BOARD USE:


EFFL monitors message board use daily. We will not tolerate misuse of the message board and we hold the right to delete any posts that are considered offensive or derrogatory to other owners.


BEST BALL LEAGUES

Best Ball leagues are a best ball format geared towards members that like to draft but don't have the time to manage a team or manage any additional teams for the full fantasy season.

Leagues will run through week 16 of the NFL regular season.

All leagues will be Flex, PPR format

You will use the live draft room for a 22 round draft:

It is up to you how many players you draft for each position.

You will not submit a lineup. Your best lineup will be calculated each week after all the NFL games are complete.

Flex Leagues: your best lineup each week will use a Flex 9 lineup = QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, Flex (RB, WR or TE), K, D.

Payouts will be paid to the top 2 (10 team leagues) or 3 teams (12 team leagues) based on total points for the entire season.

There are no head-to-head matchups and no playoffs.

Trades are not permitted.

There will be no blind bidding and almost no free agency:

You will have the opportunity, if necessary, to make a maximum of 2 roster changes. The player must be placed on IR, released by NFL team or suspended for the rest of the season in order to replace the player. You will only be able to replace the player with another player that is on the same NFL team and same position as the injured player. The player in which you are acquiring cannot be on another owner's roster.

Using 2012 for an example, Willis McGahee was placed on IR by his team prior to week 11. If Moreno was not drafted by another team, then he would have been eligible to be picked up to replace McGahee.

To make a request to replace an injured, cut or suspended player, select the "Replace Player" link on your league's owner page.

PLEASE NOTE: Payouts are different from regular season leagues.

THE PAYOUTS:
Best Ball League Payouts - 10 team leagues
Leagues                   $25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1000
Payout % 65% 77.5% 82.5% 87.5% 91% 93%
1st place $110 $260 $550 $1460 $3025 $6200
2nd place $53 $128 $275 $728 $1525 $3100

Best Ball League Payouts - 12 team leagues
Leagues                   $25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1000
Payout % 65% 77.5% 82.5% 87.5% 91% 93%
1st place $110 $260 $560 $1500 $3060 $6300
2nd place $55 $135 $285 $750 $1600 $3260
3rd place $30 $70 $145 $375 $800 $1600




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