Playoff Fantasy Football RulesHelp Index

Overview
Welcome to FantasyPostseason.com - your postseason home for fantasy sports. The most important time of year in any sport is the postseason, and that is our singular focus. What follows is a detailed listing of our Playoff Fantasy Football rules; this includes our league configuration options, scoring, lineup setting, and waivers.


League Configuration Options

Commissioners can customize their leagues in many ways (review Settings / View League Settings for the settings selected by your league commissioner):

League Access Private
Group
Public
Max Managers 2-20
(Premium Pool offline drafts can support up to 200; Corporate up to 1000)
League Format Total Points
Head-to-Head Total Points
Number of League Divisions 1
2
Reserve Last Game Week for Championship Matchup Yes
No
Salary Cap Yes
No
Salary Cap Value $50-$500
Auction Bid Budget 50-500
Draft Type Live Draft - Snake, Banzai, Straight, 3RR
Auto Draft - Snake, Banzai, Straight, 3RR, Blind Auction
Off-line Draft
Allow Managers To Create Team Yes
No
Allow Managers To Own Multiple Teams Yes
No
Draft Date and Time TBD
Seconds Per Pick 60
90
120
180
240
300
Lineup Setting Daily
Per Round
# Of Managers That Can Own Each Player 1-5
Unlimited
Allow Co-Managed Teams Yes
No
Allow New Managers to Join Activated League Yes
No
Hide Rosters Yes
No
Limit Players Per Postseason Team Yes
No
Max # Players Per Postseason Team 1-5
Unlimited
Limit Player Starts Yes
No
# Starts Allowed 1-3
Unlimited
Per Team Multipliers Yes
No
Per Player Multipliers Yes
No
Allow Free Agency Yes
No
# Free Agent Moves Per Team 1-10
15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
Unlimited
Unlimited Free Agency Before Postseason Yes
No
Allow Eliminated Players to be Dropped Yes
No
Allow Players To Be Dropped Without Adding A Player Yes
No
Waiver Wire Yes
No
Waiver Priority Continual Rolling List
Free Agent Acquisition Budget
Waiver Period Post Game
All the Time
Last Day for Free Agency Last day for free agency is the day of the Super Bowl
Allow Trades Yes
No
Trade Review Commissioner
League Vote
None
Trade Review Period 12 hours
24 hours
48 hours
Trade Deadline Last day for trades is the day of the Super Bowl
Players Per Team QB (0-8)
RB (0-8)
WR (0-8)
TE (0-8)
RB/WR (0-8)
WR/TE (0-8)
K (0-8)
DEF (0-8)
Flex (0-30)
Bench (0-20)

Notes:
*The WR/TE slot can either be used on a Wide Receiver or Tight End.

*The RB/WR slot can either be used on a Wide Receiver or Running Back.

*The Flex and Bench slots can be used on any position.
Allow Fractional Points Yes
No
Fantasy Scoring -20.0 to 20.0
Per Round Multipliers -20.0 to 20.0


Drafts
For details on drafts, please see Draft Types.

Please note that due to the limited amount of starting QBs in the player pool, our auto-draft algorithm limits the number that can be auto-drafted to the number of QB slots allowed by the commissioner + 1 if the roster includes a FLEX or BENCH slot (which allow for the selection of any position). For example, with QB(1) FLEX(1) BENCH(1), at most 2 QBs will be auto-drafted by our system.
Important Notes:
  • The above applies for either an auto-draft or a live-draft if a manager fails to appear or fails to make a pick in time. It does not apply for managers that attend a live-draft and make a pick on time (in the above example, a maximum of 3 QBs are allowed to be drafted).

  • The above also applies to DEF, due to the limited amount of teams in the pool.


Scoring
Football Scoring (Defaults):

Offense:
Category Default Value
Allow Fractional Points Yes
Rushing:
Category Default Value
Per Every 10 Rush Yards 1.0
Per Rush TD 6.0
Per Rush Attempt 0.0
Per Rushing 1st Down 0.0
Per 40+ Yard Rush 0.0
Per 50+ Yard Rush 0.0
100+ Rush Yards 0.0
150+ Rush Yards 0.0
200+ Rush Yards 0.0
Receiving:
Category Default Value
Per Every 10 Rec. Yards 1.0
Per Rec TD 6.0
Per Reception 0.0
Per Rec 1st Down 0.0
Per 40+ Yard Rec 0.0
Per 50+ Yard Rec 0.0
100+ Rec Yards 0.0
150+ Rec Yards 0.0
200+ Rec Yards 0.0
Passing:
Category Default Value
Per Every 20 Pass Yards 1.0
Per Pass TD 4.0
Per Completion 0.0
Per Incompletion 0.0
Per Cmp 1st Down 0.0
Per 40+ Yard Cmp 0.0
Per 50+ Yard Cmp 0.0
Per INT Thrown -2.0
Per Pick Six Thrown 0.0
Per QB Sack 0.0
300+ Pass Yards 0.0
400+ Pass Yards 0.0
Miscellaneous:
Category Default Value
Per Return TD 0.0
Per Fumble Recovery TD 6.0
Per Fumble Lost -2.0
Per 2PT Conversion 2.0
Kicking:
Category Default Value
Per FG (0-19 Yds) Made 3.0
Per FG (20-29 Yds) Made 3.0
Per FG (30-39 Yds) Made 3.0
Per FG (40-49 Yds) Made 3.0
Per FG (50+ Yds) Made 3.0
Per Extra Point Made 1.0
Defense/Special Teams:
Category Default Value
Per Interception 2.0
Per Fumble Recovered 2.0
Per Sack 1.0
Per Safety 2.0
Per QB Hit 0.0
Per Pass Defended 0.0
Per Tackle for Loss 0.0
Per Block Kick 2.0
Per Return Yard 0.0
Per DEF/Special Teams TD 6.0
Points Allowed:
Category Default Value
Points Allowed (0) 10.0
Points Allowed (1-6) 7.0
Points Allowed (7-13) 4.0
Points Allowed (14-20) 1.0
Points Allowed (21-27) 0.0
Points Allowed (28-34) -1.0
Points Allowed (35+) -4.0
Important Notes:
  • Team defense is responsible for all points allowed.

  • For the 40 YD/50 YD+ categories, stats are not cumulative. For example, with a 50 yard pass, rush, or reception, players do not get the bonus for both 40 and 50; players would only get the 50 yard bonus. For leagues where commissioners have 0 points set for the 50 YD+ category, players would get the 40 YD+ bonus (if one is set).

  • By default, players who return punts or kickoffs for touchdowns do not get credited for the score; these points are awarded to the Defense/Special Teams. However, a fumble is assigned to the player who loses it. Please note that a 'Per Return TD' category is available to credit an individual player with a score, or 'Per Player Scoring Adjustment' can be used to manually override any value.
Football Scoring (Total Points Example):

A league may choose to only track Pass Yds/TDs, Rush Yds/TDs, and Rec Yds/TDs. Pass Yds are assigned a value of 0.05, Pass TDs a value of 3.0, Rush Yds a value of 0.1, Rush TDs a value of 6.0, Rec Yds a value of 0.1, and Rec TDs a value of 6.0. The Per Round Multiplier is set as follows: Rd 1 (1.0), Rd 2 (1.0), Rd 3 (1.0), Rd 4 (2.0). In the below example, player John Doe will accumulate a total of 165 fantasy points:


Player John Doe (QB):

Round Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs Round Value
140021010033
240021010033
340021010033
440021010066
  • Value by Category:
    • Pass Yds Value = 20 (400 Yds * 0.05)
    • Pass TDs Value = 6 (2 TDs * 3.0)
    • Rush Yds Value = 1 (10 Yds * 0.1)
    • Rush TDs Value = 6 (1 TD * 6.0)
    • Rec Yds Value = 0 (0 Yds * 0.1)
    • Rec TDs Value = 0 (0 TDs * 6.0)
  • Value by Round:
    • Round 1 = 33 (33 * 1.0)
    • Round 2 = 33 (33 * 1.0)
    • Round 3 = 33 (33 * 1.0)
    • Round 4 = 66 (33 * 2.0)
  • Overall Value:
    • 165 = 33 + 33 + 33 + 66

Important Note: For full scoring details, please see Scoring.

Roster Management / Free Agency / Trades
For full details, please see Roster Management, Free Agency, and/or Trades.



Lineup Setting
Commissioners have a choice of two lineup setting options:
  • Daily: Player roster status is locked (i.e. starter/bench) from their game's scheduled start time until 12 AM EST. If game scoring occurs after 12 AM EST, players will remain locked until that time.

  • Per Round: Player roster status is locked (i.e. starter/bench) from their game's scheduled start time until after the last game in the round is scored.
Important Notes:
  • If there are no bench slots and free agency is disabled, no lineup moves are allowed and this setting has no effect.

  • Teams that have a bye on wildcard weekend will lock at the start of the last game on Sunday.

  • Waivers
    Free agency can be configured with or without a waiver wire:
    • Waiver Wire: If a waiver wire is enabled, players are held in a queue during a waiver period which can be configured in a number of ways:

      Waiver Priority:
      • Continual Rolling List: Waivers are processed based on waiver priority position, which defaults to the reverse of the draft order for live and auto-drafts, and is randomly generated for offline drafts (however, commissioners have the ability to override the waiver order). Those with successful claims continually get put at the bottom of the list.

      • Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB): Managers have a budget of 100 pts to blind bid on free agents.
      • Important Note: If FAAB is used with 'All the Time' waivers, every free agent transaction will involve a bid. If FAAB is used with 'Post Game' waivers, only those free agent transactions with players that are on waivers will involve a bid (otherwise players that are not locked can be acquired on demand).
      Waiver Period:
      • Post Game: Players are on waivers for only a limited period of time after games complete, otherwise they are unrestricted. The waiver period lasts from the time players are unlocked until 11 AM EST the next morning for 'Daily' leagues, or until 7 AM EST on Wednesday after a round completes for 'Per Round' leagues. Unrestricted players include all players that are dropped, not selected during a draft, etc. However, to avoid a run on premium free-agents on bye teams, ALL available players are put on waivers after the Sunday games end.

      • All the Time: All free agents must pass waivers and there is no unrestricted period. All waiver claims are processed each day at 11 AM EST.

    • No Waiver Wire: If a waiver wire is not configured, players that are not locked can be acquired on demand.


    Winning the Game
    Winning a Fantasy Postseason league is dependent upon the league format:
    • Head-to-Head: In a head-to-head league, one manager's team squares off in a weekly matchup against another manager's team to see who can compile the most points across a number of different categories. The manager with the most points at the end of the week is credited with a win, while the other manager is credited with a loss. If the two teams end up tied in overall points, each will receive half of a point.

      A new matchup begins each week - the actual dates of which correspond to the playoff calendar:
      - Week 1: Wildcard Playoffs
      - Week 2: Divisional Playoffs
      - Week 3: AFC/NFC Championship
      - Week 4: Super Bowl

      The manager that wins the title week, or has the best record at the end of the post-season wins the league. Total points serve as tie-breaker - in the very unlikely event a league remains dead-locked, each manager will get a share of the title.

    • Total Points: In a Total Points league, team managers accumulate points across a number of different categories throughout the playoffs. The team manager with the most points at the end of the postseason wins the league. Should two or managers share the same the amount of points, those managers will share the league title.