posted on Apr, 8 2003 @ 07:04 PM
There are alot of variations to the rules, but they are all fairly close. The league I run is made up of 8 teams, 2 divisions of 4. About 2 weeks
before the season myself and the other 7 "owners" meet at my house for the draft. Each person selects 3 QB's, 5 RB's, 6 WR's, 3 TE's, 3 K's, and 3
Each week of the NFL season, before the games start, you choose your starting lineup depending on who your guys are playing, byes, weather, etc. In my
league, each team starts 1 QB, 2 RB's, 3 WR's, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 def/spec teams.
Each week, you play another owner in the league head to head. You take the stats from your players and how they did on that Sunday and apply them to
your team and the guys whose players scored the most, wins for that week. Then your individual team has a won/loss record just like the NFL.
For instance, for QB's you get 6 points for a TD pass, 9 points if its over 50 yards. You get 1 point for every 25 yards passing and a 5 point bonus
for passing over 300 yards. Then you have point values for every other position, including defenses such as interceptions, sacks, points allowed,
At the end of the season, the four owners with the best records make the playoffs and play head to head. Most fantasy regular seasons end Week 13 so
you can use Weeks 14-16 for your playoffs. Most leagues dont use Week 17 because NFL teams often sit out their starters to rest them if their playoff
position is already set.
During the season, you can drop and add players to your roster due to injuries, performance, etc. for a small transaction fee that goes into the
winners pool that the winner of the "Fantasy Bowl" gets at the end. You can also make trades with other owners during the season. It's like owning
your own team, its really cool.