Bird Bath, $75 14 Team SF/2TE/IDP/DEVY/DT Premium/Snake
I can't take it anymore, and have succumbed to my addiction. This will be a very deep league, starting requirements will be 12 offense and 16 defense. All of my leagues are side-game heavy and this one is no different. There is more of a payout focus on overall season long performance, than there is on the playoffs. I have calculated the payout from these league rules on multiple other leagues, and overall I am pleased with the results.
2 Offensive Flex
1 DT (Can only flex 1 for a max of 2 starting DT)
2 Defensive Flex
The startup will include rookie picks instead of actual rookies, because I need more drafts in my life. This will be a 3rd round reversal snake draft!!
During the startup you can pick 1.01-7.14 at anytime in the startup, there will also be 14 Devy Placeholders available during our startup that can be drafted at anytime in the startup. Draft order will be selected by a "kentucky derby style" draft slot selection.
The rookie draft will start the day after the startup finishes.
During the rookie draft there will be 32 NFL teams up for grabs at any time in the draft.
If you own an NFL team, you can draft any player that isn't a quarterback or already owned via our 14 devy picks, that that team has drafted in the following year. So these NFL Team picks are only good for 2021 and beyond.
During the rookie draft, a team with a Devy Placeholder can choose to use that and draft a devy player at any point in the draft. Devy Quarterbacks are unavailable to preserve value in our rookie drafts.
Our "NFL Draft" would be a separate draft from our rookie draft, happening before our rookie draft and in the same order as the NFL's actual draft. So if you draft the dolphins this year you would be the first person up in 2021 to draft anyone you want that the dolphins also drafted, (if the dolphins were to finish last place in 2020)
Playoffs Highest Points from 14-16
Dual Playoffs Champ: $110
High Points Weekly: $65 ($5x13 weeks)
Hot Streak: $250
Div 1 HP Weekly: $156 ($10x13 weeks)
Div 2 HP Weekly: $78 ($5x13 weeks)
Dual Playoff Structure
The top 8 teams in the league will enter the playoffs. There will be a regular head 2 head playoffs and a highest points from week 14-16 playoffs. Winning both will earn you the DP Champ pot of $110 on top of the $240 for placing first in both playoffs.
The progressive pot will kick off once 8 teams have gone on 2 "Hot Streaks". A Hot Streak is achieved by winning 3 matches in a row. If no one wins the DP Champ pot, that $120 will be rolled into our progressive.
This progressive will be a season long endeavor that starts the year after 8 people have achieved a hot streak. Contestants in the progressive will receive $ throughout the year for performing well while in it.
High Points Weekly: From weeks 1-13, the highest points scored team receives $5
Hot Streak: winning 3 matches in a row earns you $5, every win after that will earn you an extra $2. So 3 in a row is 5, 4 in a row is 7, 5th win in a row is worth 9 and so on and so on. Any remaining $ from the $250 Hot Streak pot, will be split between the H2H/HP Playoff winners.
Div 1/2 High Points Weekly. Top 4 points scored = Division 1, highest points out of those 4 teams each week earns $10.
The next 4 teams below the top 4 will be division 2, highest points out of those 4 teams will earn $5 per week.
Toilet Nest: Bottom 3 teams compete for pick 1.15
Consolation: Seed's 9, 10 and 11 compete for pick 2.15
My goal with this league is to try and reward in-season performance well, while also giving the Bird Bowl winner a chance to hit big. With Dual Playoffs this can either help that or hurt that depending on how you look at it. On one hand, you could only win the H2H but lose the Highest points, you only get $120 for that, but if you win both you get a total of $350 for just the playoffs. The Highest points from week 14-16 playoffs is my attempt at getting rid of some of the luck involved in a h2h only format. I have this going in 2 other leagues and people seem to like the format!
I will be doing a detailed review of the entire league at the conclusion of our rookie draft!