Season is official; trade deadline next week

We are at kickoff week 10 of the fantasy football season, so we will have an official season even if there are Covid-related disruptions to the NFL season.

  • if the NFL season continues through 17 weeks, we will hold our playoffs and award a Fantasy Bowl championship
  • if the NFL season is unable to continue through 17 weeks, we will only award a Fantasy Points championship

NEXT WEEK also marks our usual season deadlines, so keep these in mind:

  • kickoff next week is the TRADE DEADLINE: no trades after next week until after the season
  • kickoff next week is PROTECTION CUTOFF: no players added to your roster after next week are eligible for protection
  • transactions return to first-come, first-serve after all week 11 games are played. (Remember that CBS sports website keeps the players “locked” so first-come transactions are recorded on first, and then processed on CBS starting on Tuesday each week.)

In what has been an odd season to say the least, we have only 5 teams with losing records. Our Fantasy Bowl teams from 2019 are among those with losing records. Over half the league (seven teams) are at or within 2 games of a .500 record. With 4 weeks remaining, it feels like anything could happen playoff-wise in FFLGOO … if the NFL manages to get the full season in.

COVID-19 Rules

Rules adopted and notes about the 2020 season in light of the global pandemic. Will be updated as situations warrant. Fairness and flexibility will be the ultimate goal dealing with this unprecedented situation.

Rostering “season opt out” players

  • Players who chose the “season opt-out” from the NFL will essentially remain on the roster of the team that had them at the end of the 2019 season. They can be protected going into 2021 season if you want, without losing a service year.

COVID IR; and games postponed due to COVID outbreaks

  • Players who are out because of COVID-19 can be placed on IR. Everything else treated as a regular IR transaction, but teams are not charged fees for COVID-related transactions.
  • We’ve also interpreted this to cover players whose games are cancelled because of COVID-19. So players on teams with games that are postponed due to COVID-19 outbreaks can be placed on IR under same rules.
  • Players placed on COVID-19 for a postponed game MUST BE REACTIVATED before their team’s next scheduled NFL game, unless they are otherwise eligible for injury or health IR; in which case they will be taken off COVID-IR (free transaction) and placed on regular IR (and appropriate cost for the regular IR transaction would apply).
  • If an NFL game is rescheduled from a Sunday or Monday game to a Tuesday night, the transaction waivers deadline will be moved to Wednesday night at 9pm that week.
  • A player added to your roster may be placed on COVID-IR *if* the player is placed on NFL’s COVID-IR after you added him; *or if* the player’s game that weekend is postponed due to COVID after you added him.

What constitutes an FFL Season?

  • The NFL season must last 10 weeks or more for our fantasy season to be official. If the NFL needs to cancel without getting 10 weeks in the books, our fantasy season 2020 will be cancelled, games/stats will not count, and league fees paid for 2020 will be applied toward 2021 season.

What if the FFL season is 10+ weeks but doesn’t finish because of a COVID shutdown?

  • Prize money will be distributed by percentage of weeks played (17 weeks expected). Unpaid moneys will be credited equally to 2021 season entrance fees.
  • Points money will be paid out as per existing rules.
  • Place money will be distributed based upon win percentage of teams that are playoff eligible at the time the season is suspended.
  • Points trophy will be awarded as per existing rules
  • Fantasy Bowl trophy will not be awarded.

2020 Protected Rosters

BOB Big Bang: (can protect 5)

QB Lamar Jackson
RB Nick Chubb
RB David Montgomery
WR D.J. Moore
WR Marquise Brown [P]

BOS Wildcats: (can protect 6)

RB Aaron Jones
RB Tarik Cohen
RB Kareem Hunt [P]
WR Juju Smith-Schuster
WR Amari Cooper
TE Mark Andrews

BOX Blowfish: (can protect 6)

QB Dak Prescott
RB Alvin Kamara
RB Dalvin Cook
WR Chris Godwin
WR Michael Gallup [P]
TE Travis Kelce [F]

CHI Mud: (can protect 6)

RB Miles Sanders
RB Melvin Gordon [F]
WR Tyreek Hill
WR DeVante Parker
TE Zack Ertz
TE Darren Waller

DAL Armadillos: (can protect 6)

QB Patrick Mahomes
QB Kyler Murray [P]
RB James Connor
RB Joe Mixon
WR Odell Beckham Jr
WR Tyler Lockett

FFL Froglickers: (can protect 6)

QB Drew Brees [F]
RB Derrick Henry
RB Matt Breida
WR Julio Jones
WR Desean Jackson [P]
TE George Kittle

HVV Violence: (can protect 6)

RB Chris Carson
WR Allen Robinson II [F]
WR TY Hilton
WR Terry McLaurin [P]
TE Hunter Henry
TE Evan Engram

KEY Longfellows: (can protect 5)

QB Carson Wentz [P]
RB Christian McCaffrey
RB Todd Gurley [F]
WR Michael Thomas
WR A.J. Brown

MER Mustangs: (can protect 5)

QB Tom Brady
RB Mark Ingram
RB Ryquell Armstead [P]
WR Davonte Adams [F]
WR Kenny Golladay

MIA Muffdivers: (can protect 6)

QB Matt Ryan [F]
RB LeVeon Bell
RB Austin Ekeler
WR Deandre Hopkins
WR Stefon Diggs
WR Mohamed Sanu [P]

NCT Thorobreds: (can protect 5)

RB Ezekial Elliot
RB Devin Singletary
WR Mike Evans [F]
WR Cooper Cupp

OCD Beach Dudes: (can protect 5)

RB Saquon Barkley
RB Phillip Lindsey
WR Will Fuller
WR D.J. Chark

PHI Griffins: (can protect 5)

QB DeShaun Watson
RB Kenyan Drake [P]
RB Josh Jacobs
WR Calvin Ridley
WR D.K. Metcalf

2020 Regular Draft Order

Here’s the regular draft order for the 2020 draft.

Note the first 7 picks of the first round will be determined by lottery. The rest of round 1 and subsequent rounds will follow the order below. The order is determined by worst regular season record thru highest money won. (Rule 5.2)

  1. DAL Armadillos (4-8, 657 points)
  2. CHI Mud (4-8, 713)
  3. BOS Wildcats (4-8, 716)
  4. HVV Violence (5-7, 624)
  5. FFL Froglickers (5-7, 711)
  6. MIA Muffdivers (5-7, 762)
  7. BOX Blowfish (5-7, 878)
  8. PHI Griffins (160 min. payout)
  9. NCT Thorobreds (175)
  10. MER Mustangs (200)
  11. OCD Beach Dudes (250)
  12. KEY Longfellows (620)
  13. BOB Big Bang (685)

2020 Divisions

The division assignments for 2020 are below. (Rule 1.6)

BOB Big Bang
NCT Thorobreds
MIA Muffdivers

KEY Longfellows
MER Mustangs
BOX Blowfish
DAL Armadillos

OCD Beach Dudes
PHI Griffins
BOS Wildcats
FFL Froglickers
HVV Violence