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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR JOINING LEAGUES


*There is an SHGN MFL/Regulatory fee of $6.95 or less for all leagues.

*There is a deposit for all dynasty leagues to be paid when entering a new startup dynasty league. All our competitors in this space ask for anywhere from a 50% of entry fee deposit up to a full entry fee for a deposit. Ours is the cheapest out there. This deposit will be refunded if an owner is still a paid up member of the league at the time it folds. We have never folded a league yet. We do everything we can to keep leagues running. Should an owner leave, their deposit is forfeited and will go to help us defray the cost of replacing teams. (starting with all new dynasty leagues after 6/11/2020)

Turn location on to pay -- Use credit card or balance. Do not pay with bank (ACH or E-Check) -- Do not use an Apple Id hidden email relay to join.

Once you pay, you will receive an invite to the MFL league host. This email will be sent to the email you have registered with leaguesafe. This is usually pretty quick, but could take up to 24 hours. It's really within a couple hours but they don't send overnight (after about 9PM EST). So then it would come in the morning.

Drafts: 4 hours with 8 hour overnight pause -- Start: 10AM EST, day after filling. (unless otherwise marked)

Auctions: proxy, 16 hour timer resets on high bidder change, 60 player board, 5 nomination max per team at a time

SF: Superflex

TE: Tight End Premium (they get 2.0 PPR)

You can't purchase new teams if you abandoned 3 or more previous years or have traded a 2021 1st and haven't paid for it

SafeLeagues pays for licensing and registration in nearly all states that have one and allow fantasy sports to be played. Due to this, there are only a few states where fantasy sports are banned: Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Vermont, Montana, or Washington. We are legal in all other states and Canada. Unfortunately SafeLeagues isn’t legal outside of US/Canada.


SafeLeagues Dynasty Leagues

Dynasty Leagues are fantasy leagues where you keep all your players from year to year. By definition, your roster limit is never reduced in the offseason. It is either increased or stays the same. You draft rookies each offseason to add to your team.

Payouts


12 Team Dynasty league payouts are as follows:

Type Entry 1st 2nd 3rd Progressive
Basic $30 $210 $70   $25/yr
Deluxe $55 $350 $110 $55 $50/yr
Premium $110 $700 $225 $110 $100/yr
Ultimate $225 $1500 $450 $225 $200/yr
Platinum $350 $2250 $800 $400 $300/yr
Tanzanite $500 $3000 $1200 $600 $500/yr

14 Team Dynasty league payouts are as follows:

Type Entry 1st 2nd 3rd Progressive
Basic $30 $220 $70 35 $25/yr
Deluxe $55 $400 $130 $65 $50/yr
Premium $110 $750 $325 $125 $100/yr
Ultimate $225 $1600 $600 $275 $200/yr
Platinum $350 $2500 $1000 $400 $300/yr
Tanzanite $500 $3300 $1600 $600 $500/yr

 

Progressive Pot


These leagues will offer a progressive pot to start each dynasty league that will pay out to the first team that wins the league in consecutive years.

  • Basic Dynasty Leagues - Progressive Pot: $25/yr
  • Deluxe Dynasty Leagues - Progressive Pot: $50/yr
  • Premium Dynasty Leagues - Progressive Pot: $100/yr
  • Ultimate Dynasty Leagues - Progressive Pot: $200/yr
  • Platinum Dynasty Leagues - Progressive Pot: $300/yr

If, for any reason, SafeLeagues ceases the operation and administration of dynasty leagues before the pot has been won and removed from the league, each active paid league member will receive a payout equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the Empire Pot.

If, for any reason, SafeLeagues decides to disband a league before the pot has been won and removed from the league, each active paid league member will receive a payout equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the progressive pot.

There is a $6.95 regulatory fee to help pay for the regulation and licensing fees that now exist in many states. SafeLeagues pays for licensing and registration in nearly all states that have one and allow fantasy sports to be played. Due to this, there are only a few states where fantasy sports are banned: Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, or Washington. We are legal in all other states and Canada. Unfortunately SafeLeagues isn't legal outside of US/Canada.

All league finances will be administered by SafeLeagues through the LeagueSafe website. End-of-season payouts will be allocated in accordance with the Terms of Service.


Rules Common to all Leagues

Adjustments / Alterations to the below rules are stated above.

 

2021 and 2022 Rule Changes


In 2021, $0 bids in slow auction startups will be allowed.

In 2021, Auction nominations will be done after 12 days instead of 14.

Future pick trading in 2021 and beyond - You will only be able to trade picks in years you are paid up in. You must pay and then the site will activate your ability to trade future picks.

Starting in 2021, FAAB balance will be $1000 per year instead of $100

In 2021, Best Ball Dynasty leagues will return to 28 player in season rosters with a 4 player offseason increase to 32. The setting will change to 28 on June 1, 2021 and you will cut to 28 by Sept 1 with all other leagues.

In 2022, Best Ball Dynastyleagues will return to 4 round drafts, they will remain rookie + free agents

 

League Host


SafeLeagues proudly uses MyFantasyLeague as our game play provider (“MFL” or “Game Play Site”). team managers will receive a link and login information to their MFL league after making payment for their league. We are at the mercy of MFL for their players and  designations. This includes available players, positions, injury or suspended designations, etc. We will not manually change and designation or add players to the player pool. That is designated and done by the host site.

 

League Scoring System


Stat Fantasy Points
Passing TD 6 for each
Passing Yards .04 for 1 yard (1 point for every 25 yards)
Passing 2-point Conversion 2 for each
Interceptions Thrown -4 for each
Receiving TD 6 for each
Receiving Yards .1 for each (1 point for every 10 yards)
Receptions 1 point for each
Receiving 2-point Conversion 2 for each
Rushing TD 6 for each
Rushing Yards .1 for each (1 point for every 10 yards)
Rushing 2-point Conversion 2 for each
Fumbles Lost -2 for each
Kickoff or Punt Return TD 6 for each
Offensive Fumble Recoveries for TD 6 for each

Superflex Leagues
All rules apply equally to superflex leagues except in superflex leagues are leagues in which team managers may choose to play a QB in one of their flex spots. A team may only start a max of 2 QBs.

Tight End Premium Leagues
All rules apply equally to TE Premium leagues except in TE Premium leagues, the tight ends get an extra point per reception.

 

DYNASTY ROSTER REQUIREMENTS

All teams are comprised of 28 players (10 starters and 18 bench players):

  • 1 Quarterback
  • 2 Running Backs
  • 3 Wide Receivers
  • 1 Tight End
  • 3 Flex Player (RB/WR/TE)
  • 18 Bench Spots

Superflex versions allow a QB in one of the flex spots
Tight End Premium versions add an extra 1 point per reception for tight ends

 

BEST BALL DYNASTY ROSTER REQUIREMENTS

All teams are comprised of 32 players (10 starters and 22 bench players):

  • 1 Quarterback
  • 2 Running Backs
  • 3 Wide Receivers
  • 1 Tight End
  • 3 Flex Player (RB/WR/TE)
  • 22 Bench Spots

Superflex versions allow a QB in one of the flex spots
Tight End Premium versions add an extra 1 point per reception for tight ends

 

Franchise Manager Rules


  1. No team manager may have a stake in more than one franchise in the same league.
  2. If an team manager abandons their franchise (either by declaring that they have given up their team, failing to pay by the payment deadline for the upcoming season, non-responsiveness, or not actively managing their team), the team manager gives up their claim to any and all prize winnings.
  3. If an team manager abandons a team after the draft has started or after making transactions they will not be eligible for a refund and may not be allowed to buy new teams or orphans. Only in rare circumstances will a refund be allowed.
  4. If a franchise is deemed to have been abandoned, the that franchise reverts to SafeLeagues. SafeLeagues may sell abandoned League franchises at cost, below cost, or to the highest bidder through the SafeLeagues website.
  5. If an team manager dies or is otherwise incapacitated, his/her team may be bequeathed in accordance with his/her last will and testament, or if incapacitated, member’s power of attorney. Please see additional details in the section entitled “INHERITANCE.”
  6. If an team manager abandons a franchise, that team manager may never re-join the same league as an team manager or co-team manager of a different franchise.
  7. If an team manager is caught cheating by collusion, tanking, or any other means SafeLeagues reserves the right to remove that team manager from the league. SafeLeagues also reserves the right to remove that owner, without refund, from all of their teams in SafeLeagues and ban them from SafeLeagues. A cheating owner forfeits claim to any and all prize winnings.
  8. Co-team managers are not allowed for the purposes of paying the annual entry fee or receiving prize money. I.e. one team manager must pay the entire entry fee, and only one team manager will receive winnings due to the franchise. Co-team managers are allowed on the Game Play site.
  9. team managers may not give/sell their team to another person. All team managers must legally go through geolocation and identity verification, so giving/selling of a team from one team manager to a new person without approval from SafeLeagues is strictly prohibited and the team will be taken away and revert back to SafeLeagues and the team manager or team managers may be banned from SafeLeagues without refund.
  10. If an owner is removed, they forfeit any prizes the team had won up to that point and are not eligible for prizes that team would have won.
  11. Note on progressive pots… I guess the best analogy would be like everyone putting money in a progressive pot slot machine and each person taking pulls. Some of you have won, but the progressive hasn’t been won yet. Some may stop putting money in the machine next year and chose to stop trying. New team managers may come in and put money in the machine and try to win a pull or maybe even the progressive eventually. You can’t just take it out of the machine. New team managers may come in and put more money in that machine and some going to the progressive pot and try their hand at winning… But it’s in the machine now. It’s part of the league. Not belonging to any team manager until it’s won. Exactly zero of the progressive pot belongs to any one owner. Feeling “stuck” as a couple have mentioned before is a feeling. It’s a feeling somewhat kind of like the feeling of pot commitment at a poker table. I get that it’s strong. I empathize with that. That progressive pot is won by someone winning back to back years.

 

Owner’s Experience Level


An owner’s experience level will be noted on MFL sites with one of these two markers. If an team manager does not meet these qualifications they will not have a marker next to their team. Each league/year you enter is a separate contest. If you play in a dynasty league, each year is a new contest.

Experienced

  • More than 500 contests entered OR
  • Has winnings totaling $2500 cumulative across 5+ contests

Highly Experienced

  • More than 1000 contests entered OR
  • Has winnings totaling $1000 in 3 or more contests

 

League Deadlines


League Renewal Deadline (Dynasty/Keeper Leagues): February 15, 2021

Each franchise must make their payment for the upcoming season prior to February 15, 2021. If payment has not been received byFebruary 15, 2021 SafeLeagues reserves the right to declare a franchise as abandoned.

  • This rule was March 1 for the 2020 season. It was moved up from due to our massive increase in leagues. We need to sell orphans before the early May rookie drafts to ensure all leagues are filled and ready on time. This is a dynasty league, year round interaction and activity is expected.

Annual Rookie Draft (Dynasty/Keeper Leagues): May 3rd, 2021

  • The annual rookie draft will be held after all league members have renewed for the upcoming season and/or after all orphaned teams have been sold. This will be approximately the first Monday in May. On the rare occasion there are still orphans to be sold, the draft will be delayed until the league is full.

Roster Deadline (Dynasty/Keeper Leagues): PRIOR to February 15, 2021

  • All franchises must removing all ineligible players off IR and/or Taxi in leagues with those.

IMPORTANT: The Roster Deadline includes players on Injured Reserve, meaning franchises must remove or drop players from IR prior to the deadline. If a franchise is in violation of the roster limit as of the Roster Deadline, SafeLeagues reserves the right to take whatever action is necessary to rectify the situation, including dropping players from the offending franchise’s IR list.

 

Progressive Pots


If, for any reason, SafeLeagues ceases the operation and administration of dynasty leagues before the pot has been won and removed from the league, each active paid league member will receive a payout equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the progressive Pot. (1/48th in DLF Champion Leagues)

If, for any reason, SafeLeagues decides to disband a league before the pot has been won and removed from the league, each active paid league member will receive a payout equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the progressive pot.

 

Dynasty League Deposits


There is a deposit for all dynasty leagues to be paid when entering a dynasty league. All our competitors in this space ask for anywhere from a 50% of entry fee deposit up to a full entry fee for a deposit. Ours is the cheapest out there. This deposit will be refunded if an team manager is still a paid up member of the league at the time it folds. A reminder, SafeLeagues has NEVER folded a league. We do everything we can to keep leagues running. Should a team manager leave, their deposit is forfeited and will go to help us defray the cost of replacing teams.

This is the deposit structure:

  • $30 entry - $10 Deposit
  • $55 entry - $20 Deposit
  • $75 entry - $25 Deposit
  • $110 entry - $40 Deposit
  • $225 entry - $80 Deposit
  • $350 entry - $120 Deposit
  • $500 entry - $175 Deposit
  • Throwback: Gold entry - $80 Deposit
  • Throwback: Silver, Silver Devy, Devy, Superflex, Silver Keeper- $40 Deposit
  • Throwback: Bronze, Bronzeflex: $30 entry
  • Throwback: Copper Keeper: $25 Deposit

 

SHGN MFL/Regulatory Fee


There is a $6.95 regulatory fee to help pay for the regulation and licensing fees that now exist in many states. SafeLeagues pays for licensing and registration in nearly all states that have one and allow fantasy sports to be played. Due to this, there are only a few states where fantasy sports are banned: Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, or Washington. We are legal in all other states and Canada. Unfortunately SafeLeagues isn’t legal outside of US/Canada.

All league finances will be administered by SafeLeagues through the LeagueSafe website. End-of-season payouts will be allocated in accordance with the Terms of Service.

 

Roster Rules


You are NOT required to fill all starting lineup requirements in the draft/auction (start-up or rookie), but your starting lineup must be filled by the start of Week 1. You must submit a valid starting lineup weekly.

After the season has concluded and going into the offseason, team managers will have the ability to drop and trade players once they have paid for the upcoming year. The only requirement is that you are able to field a valid starting lineup by week 1 and each week when you submit your lineup.

You must stay within your roster limit at all times. It is a hard roster limit. If you offer a trade, it is wise to make the players even by including the player you could drop. If you are drafting and your roster is full; you must either drop a player and pick a new one, trade the pick, let your timer expire, or even drop one of the players you drafted - wait a minute - then re-draft them.

If an team manager does not submit a lineup by Thursday morning of each week, the system will automatically submit a lineup using the Fantasy Sharks Lineup Coach. team managers may adjust lineups up until kickoff of each players game. team managers that swap out players for injured or obviously inferior players, will be removed from the league. If an team manager fails to submit their own lineup for multiple weeks, they may be removed from the league.

team managers are responsible for making sure they have a set lineup. They should check to make sure their lineup is set and there were no errors. team managers should not depend on the Fantasy Sharks lineup setter. team managers are responsible for personally submitting a lineup each week. Failure to do so will be seen as league inactivity and potentially lead to a team being deemed abandoned.

The Fantasy Sharks lineup setter setting will be turned off for those who trade their future 1st and haven’t paid for that year yet.

Players in your starting lineup will lock at their scheduled kickoff. That means you can add/remove a player from your starting lineup as long as their game hasn’t started.

 

Injured Reserve Rules


Our Dynasty leagues do not have IR spots. They are specifically made deep enough to handle injuries. Our Empire leagues have shallow rosters and the do have 5 IR spots. See the empire rules page for specifics.

If there are illegal players on injured reserve and we are notified the appropriate moves will be made using DLF’s Dynasty ADP. If someone has an illegal roster due to an IR violation, they will not be able to submit a lineup. This will clear up most roster violations so be patient. Contact us if after kickoff Sunday if they have not corrected.

Opt-Out players and players placed on Reserve/Covid list will be IR eligible in leagues with IR spots

 

Startup Drafts/Auctions


Each franchise will be assigned a draft slot randomly for snake drafts. The startup draft will always include rookies both before or after the NFL draft. In subsequent years, there will be a rookie draft held in May assuming the league has filled all openings.

 

Startup Live Drafts

Timer: 60 seconds per pick

Live drafts are run on MFL and come complete with an interactive chat room, a timer to keep things moving, and audio announcements of players as they’re picked. If you can’t be at the live draft, you can still make it work by ranking players in advance using MFL’s pre-draft feature, “My Draft List."

If an team manager does not make a pick before the timer expires, the system will automatically pick a player for the team manager based on the highest-ranked available player, on the owner’s “My Draft List” player ranking, and then once that list is exhausted, according to fantasy sharks rankings or MFL’s ADP. If the system errors -- like selecting a player that isn't correct for the ranking/ADP (like a random FA or rookie in a startup), we may fix the pick allowing the team manager to select a replacement of available players. We may also do this if no player is selected with the pick. We will not revert the draft. Replacement must be made within a day. If you allow the timer to expire twice in a row, your next pick will be automatically made the next time you’re on the clock. An team manager must contact the commissioner to be taken off auto. Timeouts will almost never be changed.

If you are late to the draft room, or have to leave and return, be sure to check and see that auto-draft is not enabled. You will know you’re on auto-draft if the “I’m Away” box is checked (located under the Player List).

Prior to the draft, all leagues will have their draft order randomly generated by MFL once the league has completely filled (you may see a draft order on the site when you sign up – this will change once the league has filled and the order is randomized). The draft will be serpentine, meaning the draft order reverses at the end of each round.

Every team manager will have 60 seconds to make their selection, and no trades are allowed during live drafts.

You must stay within your roster limit at all times. It is a hard limit. If you make trades prior to the live draft, it is wise to make the picks even. If you are drafting a live draft and your roster is full you must let your timer expire.

Live Draft Support

team managers are solely responsible for accessing the live draft room in time for their league’s assigned draft time. SafeLeagues will make a reasonable effort to assist team managers in getting logged into the hosting site (myfantasyleague.com) and informing people where the draft room is located. After that it is the team managers responsibilty to get into the draft room and make their picks on time. SafeLeagues will not be held responsible for late arrivals, technology failures, slow internet connections, etc. A SafeLeagues Commissioner will not be available for live drafts. Should you miss your draft, you will not be refunded. You will need to either play with the team you were auto-drafted or if you choose to quit the league, SafeLeagues may sell your team.

 

Startup Email Drafts

Timer: 4 hours per pick

Overnight Pause: 8 hours (midnight to 8am EST)

If you would prefer to a serpentine draft over the course of several days or even weeks, you can partake in an email draft. MFL tracks all the details and sends emails after each pick to update everyone on the draft’s progress.  The draft order is randomized once the league is full.

The draft timer will be set at four hours per selection, but the clock will be suspended over night from 12 AM EST to 8 AM EST.  

If an team manager does not make a pick before the timer expires, the system will automatically pick a player for the team manager based on the highest-ranked available player, on the owner’s “My Draft List” player ranking, and then once that list is exhausted, according to fantasy sharks rankings or MFL’s ADP. If the system errors -- like selecting a player that isn't correct for the ranking/ADP (like a random FA or rookie in a startup), we may fix the pick allowing the team manager to select a replacement of available players. We may also do this if no player is selected with the pick. We will not revert the draft. Replacement must be made within a day. If you allow the timer to expire twice in a row, your next pick will be automatically made the next time you’re on the clock. An team manager must contact the commissioner to be taken off auto. Timeouts will almost never be changed.

Trades are allowed before and during the startup draft.

***Because of the varying times picks are made in an email draft, incorrect picks are unlikely to be reverted by the commissioner. team managers are responsible for entering their correct pick, and ensuring it is the player they want before they hit submit. Please use caution! The commissioner will use best judgement. If you immediately contact the commissioner and the timestamps are within a reasonable amount of time and and in most cases if no other picks have been made, a pick may be changed. Timeouts will almost never be changed.

You must stay within your roster limit at all times. It is a hard limit. If you offer a trade, it’s wise to make the players even by including the player you would drop. If you are drafting and your roster is full; you must either drop a player and pick a new one, trade the pick, let your timer expire, or even drop a player - wait a minute - and redraft that player.

 

Startup Slow Auction Drafts

Slow auction drafts will use the MFL auction module for the initial player distribution auction.

The league will allow a max of 60 players to be up for auction on the board. Each team can only nominate 5 players at a time. Once one of the players you nominated leaves the board, you can nominate a new one. The auction will take 14-21 days to complete. You are not required to nominate, you may also nominate as many players as you want as long as you stay within your roster and budget limit of $1000 (listed as blind bidding dollars in some places).

In 2021, $0 bids in auction will be allowed.

The $1000 auction/blind bidding dollars is all you get for the year. If you do not save any money, you can not bid on free agents during the year and will need to make $0 bids.

On the extremely rare case you end the auction over your auction/blind bidding dollar limit, the last players you acquired will be dropped from your roster until you are under your limit and those players can be re-auctioned. You will have $0 blind bidding dollars going forward. This happens if you have players on the board you have not won yet, and make a trade involving allocated cash. It's extremely rare.

The timer for the slow auction will be set at 16 hours and use a proxy style bidding (ebay style). The timer will reset upon a change in high bidder.

Because there is no way to roll back an auction bid to the previous owner, all bids are final. If you make a mistake it cannot be undone. Be VERY careful when making bids!!!

You are NOT required to field a full roster or but not necessarily a valid starting lineup. You must, however, have a valid starting lineup for week 1.

New nominations will not be allowed after 14 full days. The auction is over at that point. (this was previously 21 days)

Trading of auction money (blind bidding dollars) will be allowed during the startup.

You must stay within your roster limit at all times. It is a hard limit. If you offer a trade, it’s wise to make the players even by including the player you would drop.

 

Annual Rookie Drafts (Dynasty Leagues)


Timer: 4 hours per pick

Overnight Pause: 8 hours (midnight to 8am EST)

Each subsequent year after the startup draft, a draft will be held to distribute rookies. This draft will be held in May after the NFL Draft.

Draft Order (rules for the 2021 rookie draft)

The draft order for the annual rookie draft will be determined as follows:

  • Picks 1-9 will be decided by regular season potential points. They will go in order of lowest amount of potential points to 9th lowest potential points. Potential points are the amount of points a team would have scored each week had they set a perfect lineup. So benching a stud player for a backup will not help your draft position.
  • Pick 10 goes to the 3rd place finisher or 10th fewest potential points if there is no 3rd place game.
  • Pick 11 goes to the 2nd place finisher.
  • Pick 12 goes to the league champion.

The following criteria will be used to break any ties when determining the draft order:

  • Total Points Scored (fewest gets the higher pick)
  • All-play winning % (lowest % gets the higher pick)
  • Divisional Winning Percentage (worst gets the higher pick)
  • Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored

The annual rookie draft is an NFL-style linear draft, meaning the draft order will be the same as shown above for all rounds.

At the start of the offseason, your roster limit will be increased by 4 roster spots to accommodate rookies. The roster limit will be returned to it’s normal setting at the shortly after the rookie drafts (June 1st). team managers must then cut back down to their leagues in-season roster limit by September 1st. They aren’t required to be at the limit until then, despite the setting being changed. They would need to get down to the in-season roster limit in order to make waiver moves or trades. If you fail to do so by Sept. 1st, the commissioner will take whatever steps necessary to get your roster within the limit.

If an team manager does not make a pick before the timer expires, the system will automatically pick a player for the team manager based on the highest-ranked available player, on the owner’s “My Draft List” player ranking, and then once that list is exhausted, according to fantasy sharks rankings or MFL’s ADP. If the system errors -- like selecting a player that isn't correct for the ranking/ADP (like a random FA or rookie in a startup), we may fix the pick allowing the team manager to select a replacement of available players. We may also do this if no player is selected with the pick. We will not revert the draft. Replacement must be made within a day. If you allow the timer to expire twice in a row, your next pick will be automatically made the next time you’re on the clock. An team manager must contact the commissioner to be taken off auto. Timeouts will almost never be changed.

You are allowed to trade during the Rookie draft. Trades must be done within your roster limit.

***Because of the varying times picks are made in an email draft, incorrect picks are unlikely to be reverted by the commissioner. team managers are responsible for entering their correct pick, and ensuring it is the player they want before they hit submit. Please use caution! The commissioner will use best judgement. If you immediately contact the commissioner and the timestamps are within a reasonable amount of time and no other picks have been made, a pick may be changed. For the most part, we will apply a “it’s laid, it’s played” viewpoint and you may have to live with the mistake. Timeouts will almost never be changed.

You must stay within your roster limit at all times. It is a hard limit. If you offer a trade, it’s wise to make the players even by including the player you would drop. If you are drafting and your roster is full; you must either drop a player and pick a new one, trade the pick, let your timer expire, or even drop a player - wait a minute - and redraft that player.

There are 3rd party apps (phone and web) to help with things in these leagues. Many people like MFL Platinum. Just a note I recommend against them for drafting. They can cause issues. Most people have no troubles. Use them at your own risk. Neither SafeLeagues nor MFL can control some of the things they do.

 

Draft Timers as the Season draws near



SafeLeagues offers Live Drafts, Email Drafts, and Slow Auctions for the initial player distribution method.

If a player is not in the system, we can’t add them. We are at the mercy of MFL’s player pool and designations. MFL will likely add them later when they are available.

For leagues still drafting as the NFL season nears, the clock will be adjusted to make sure all leagues finish drafting in time for the season.

Through 5 days before the Season starts - the timer is 4 hours per pick,
4 day before the Season starts - 10AM EST: the timer changes to 3 hours per pick,
3 day before the Season starts - 10AM EST:  the timer changes to 2 hours per pick,
2 day before the Season starts - 10AM EST:  the timer changes to 1 hour per pick,
1 day before the Season starts - 10AM EST:  the timer changes to 15 minutes per pick.

We strongly recommend you pre-draft picks as much as possible leading up to the season.

This should make sure all drafts get done on time for the season.

For Auctions: All auctions will be ended in their tracks at 10AM EST, the Wednesday before the season starts. Whoever has high bid will win that player. There will be the normal 1PM EST waiver run followed by first come first serve waivers.

 

Schedule


There will be no divisions (except Empire leagues). team managers will play every team in the league at least once and some teams twice. Tie scores are permitted during regular season play. Schedule will be randomized each year.

The regular season begins on Week 1 of the NFL season and will end upon the conclusion of Week 13 unless the NFL has a shortened schedule, in which case SafeLeagues will figure out an alternative schedule or potentially go by total points for that season.

 

Playoffs


Six teams qualify for the playoffs, as follows: the top two records will get byes (highest winning %) and four wild card teams. In the event of a tie, the spot(s) will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria:

  • Total Points Scored
  • Divisional Winning Percentage
  • Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored

The 4 wild card spots will be decided by record (highest winning %). In the event of a tie, the “Record-based” wild card spot(s) will be determined by

  • Total Points Scored
  • All-Play Winning %
  • Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored

The top two seeds (top two best records) receive a bye in Week 14, while the #3 seed plays the #6 seed, and the #4 seed plays the #5 seed. In the event of a tie score in a playoff game, the following tie-breaking criteria will be utilized to determine a winner:

    • Go to the next decimal (thousandth)
    • Highest seed advances

SafeLeagues will do its best to monitor for ties, but team managers involved in a tied playoff game MUST contact their SafeLeagues commissioner, so he can apply the tiebreaking criteria to the matchup and determine a winner.

Once winners have been determined for the opening round of the playoffs, the #1 seed will face the winner of the #4 and #5 seed game, and the #2 seed will face the winner of the #3 and #6 seed game (in Week 15). The winners of the Week 15 matchups will then compete in the championship game held in Week 16. The losers of the Week 15 matchups will compete in the consolation game for the third-place prize (also in Week 16).

 

Trades


Trading is permitted, all trades will be automatically processed. They must be done on the site. We can not process agreements in chats or emails. Nothing is official until done on the site.

If you believe that there is collusion involving a trade or a trade is far too unbalanced, email the commissioner within 24 hours. Preferably as soon as you can. If possible, provide evidence as to why you think the trade was collusive. We understand everyone has their opinions on players and trades, but we can’t make rulings based off if we would personally do a trade or not. Trades that certain team managers feel are lopsided happen in every league. We are looking for collusion, and that’s the main reason we will reverse a trade. In some rare instances, the commissioner may even reverse a trade if the team is being removed from the league. If a league complains about a trade and it feels too unbalanced and we can’t justify the reasoning for the trade, we may overturn it for the good of the league. In all instances, SafeLeagues’ ruling is final and cannot be appealed or disputed. Once we get 3 protests for a trade, we’ll look into it. If we get 3 protests AND the trade comes up as one side receiving more than 2.5x the value of the other side based on DLF’s trade analyzer, it may be reversed.

If there is a draft pick trade where all the higher picks are on one side, the trade will almost always be reversed if notified and it will be looked into. If there is an instance where the majority of the higher picks are on one side to a degree it doesn’t make sense, it may be reversed.

Note, some leeway may need to be given with the trade analyzers when TEs are involved in these trades given the heavy TE premium as some of them become much more valuable. DLF is adding a TE Premium value adjustment to their analyzer. Until then, TE value will be multiplied by 1.5 when calculating trades.

If an team manager contacts us via email within a reasonable amount of time and says a deal was accepted in error or made an accident in the trade they offered (which often isn't noticed until the trade is accepted), we will reverse that trade as well. It may not be done immediately since we aren’t next to our email at all times, but timestamps will be checked.

During auctions, we must be contacted immediately with an accidental trade, and even then, it may not be able to be undone. We aren’t always next to our email and every minute changes the auction board. Auctions are too fluid. Much like how accidental bids in auction can not be fixed.

Trading of FAAB budget is allowed.

Trading will be allowed immediately once you pay for the league and up until the trade deadline, which is the kickoff of week 11.

Draft picks may be traded, but no more than one year into the future (i.e. in the year 2018, you can only trade draft picks for the 2018 and 2019 seasons). The following year draft picks become available for trade after we roll over leagues on MyFantasyLeague for the new year. This usually happens in February and March.

Lopsided trades are not allowed in the system if there aren’t enough roster spots to process the trade. If you wish to make a 3 player for 1 player trade… the team manager receiving more players must drop the player(s) necessary so the trade will fit within their roster limit.

 

Trading Future 1st Round Picks


Future year draft picks can be traded. If you are trading your future 1st round pick, you must pay for the year in which that pick resides at the time the pick is traded. The link is available in the left side module of every league.

If you do not pay right away, all of your abilities on the site like add/drop, trading, etc will be revoked until that future year is paid for. This happens each morning (except Sunday morning during the season to avoid issues in setting lineups).

Rights will be reinstated within 24 hours of payment, but it's usually within a matter of hours.

It is an team managers responsibility to make sure they pay for the future year when trading a future pick at the time of their trade. A delay in payment may result in rights being removed and inability to claim players via waivers, free agency, or even set a lineups. It may also result in a team having their rights removed in ALL their safeleagues leagues or even removed and banned from SafeLeagues.

If a team pays for their future year when making the trade when they are supposed to, their rights are unlikely to ever be revoked. In some rare instances, the commissioner may even reverse a trade assuming no other transactions have happened and the team is being removed from the league. The commissioner may reverse the trade regardless of these things if collusion is suspected. In dynasty/empire leagues, if the league disbands prior to that draft, teams will be refunded future year’s payment.

If you trade a future pick and do not pay within 3 days, you may be removed from the league without refund and the trade may be reversed.

If you trade a future 1st round pick and pay for the future year because of that, that payment can not and will not be refunded if you leave the league. That payment will go to help with the cost of that abandoned team first, then any orphans in general after. The future payment is not necessarily specific to that team once the team is abandoned. It is a forfeited payment.

If you don't pay that day, the next morning, the system will email a link for you to pay. It comes from an automated, noreply email so it may hit spam. The system will also turn off your abilities (set lineup, add/drops, waivers, etc) and the fantasy sharks lineup setter will also be turned off on MFL at that time.

The system may send links on Sunday morning, but will not axe abilities for trades made on Saturday. This means if you trade your future 1st after Saturday at 530am, the system won’t axe your abilities until Monday morning. You will need to pay and set your next lineup or you will be removed from the league for inactivity. Your team will be deemed abandoned, given away, and you will be banned from buying new teams in Safeleagues. If you abandon your team after trading your future 1st round pick and refuse to pay for the future year, SafeLeagues reserves the right to remove you from that league and also all of your SafeLeagues teams as well as potentially ban you from SafeLeagues.

Trades in the final few weeks before the trade deadline will be held under higher scrutiny and are more likely to be reversed by the commissioner. After the trade deadline, the commissioner may reverse any trades made in the final week on Saturday morning after the trade deadline if the future year is unpaid for. Trading a future first round pick and delay or refusal to pay may result in being removed from the league without refund.

If you abandon a team during the season (including refusal to pay for the future year due to a future first round pick trade) you will not be able to buy new SafeLeagues teams or orphans the following year or possibly forever.

Future pick trading in 2021 and beyond
You will only be able to trade picks in years you are paid up in.

 

Trade Deadline


The final trade deadline is the kickoff of week 11. 2020 - Thu Nov 19 2020 8:20 p.m. ET

 

Waivers / Free Agents


All leagues utilize a Free Agents Acquisition Budgets (FAAB) Blind-Bidding waivers system. Each team manager begins the year with a $100 FAAB budget to place blind bids on waived players. This is for in season and off season waivers. It’s all you get for the entire year. To pick up a player who is on waivers, a minimum bid of $0 must be made. The team manager with the highest bid will acquire the player, and for the exact dollar amount that was bid. Since this is blind-bidding, other team managers will not be able to see your bid amount (and for what player) until waiver claims are processed. All bid amounts must be made in $1 increments.

Starting in 2021, FAAB balance will be $1000 per year instead of $100

Blind bidding is not conditional. Simply bid the amount you want on a player along with the player you want dropped (if you have an open roster spot you don’t need to drop a player).

In the event two or more team managers bid an equal amount on the same player, the following criteria will be used to break the tie:

  • Earliest Submitted Bid

After each waiver claim period is complete, first-come-first-served (FCFS) players will be available for pick up. All FCFS transactions are $0 and nothing will be deducted from your FAAB balance.

Accidental add/drops can be fixed if notified quickly and in a reasonable amount of time. With waiver runs, accidents are less likely to be fixed, but may be fixed in some cases if emailed quickly and in a reasonable amount of time and also if we are able. Sometimes it is like putting toothpaste back in the tube and not possible.

 

Offseason Acquisitions

Waivers will run weekly on Wednesday at 1PM EST starting after the annual rookie draft is completed. These will likely run from early June through the last Wednesday before the NFL season. During the offseason there is no first come, first serve waivers. There are only blind bidding waiver runs each week.

FCFS waivers will start following the last waiver run before the season starts.

 

In-Season Acquisitions

After the conclusion of Week 1, the first in-season blind-bidding period will run on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST. At that point, all waiver claims will be processed, and all unclaimed players will be available on a FCFS basis until their respective game kicks off for that week.

Once a player’s game kicks off, they will be put on waivers until the next waiver run on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST. This schedule/cycle will continue on a weekly basis for the remainder of the fantasy season. The blind bidding process continues during the playoffs in Weeks 14-16, even for teams that have not made the playoffs.

A player may be dropped at any time, regardless of when or how they were acquired.

A player who is dropped may be picked up immediately if the drop does not take place between the kickoff of that player’s game and that week’s waiver run.

 

NFL Supplemental Draft (2020 and beyond)

Ever since Ryan and I broke this possibility in Early April on Dynasty Blueprint that elite college players potentially might try to get in the NFL Supplemental draft in July should the college season be cancelled. Since breaking this, people have overreacted all over pods and social media. It's a very low percentage chance this happens. We brought it up as a fun "what if" about College studs declaring for the supplemental. We also discussed this at length on Commission Impossible.

It would require college to cancel the season completely (not postpone) before July, NFL to likely still be on track to have some season, NCAA to declare the players ineligible, NFL to approve those players for the supplemental, and more. They have already made anti-player decisions. It seems unlikely both entities would allow this. It kind of makes Ryan and I annoyed we broke that possibility out there.

That said, the possibility exists. SafeLeagues isn't overhauling things for an extremely slim chance. And depending on how many enter, it's not a ton different than other situations where a free agent suddenly gained huge value.

If all of this happens, players entering the NFL supplemental will be treated as free agents when MFL adds them and be available by whatever process for acquiring free agents is in place in each league. They will be treated exactly like Josh Gordon. Exactly like Gronk unretiring. Exactly like Phillip Lindsay coming out of nowhere or Luck retiring making Brissett a huge superflex grab, Romo retiring and propelling Dak to be a hot add.

Even the NFL is stating against this. This is a yahoo reporter with over 150k followers and verified on twitter. This statement by the NFL to parties out there is basically (me reading between the lines) "we aren't approving that influx outside of the normal reasons"

Players who enter the supplemental draft normally do so if their eligibility for the upcoming season is in jeopardy due to academic issues, suspensions or other factors. Thamel added that the NFL is "making clear behind the scenes" that those who enter the 2020 supplemental draft must do so for similar reasons.

 

Pre Season First Come, First Serve

FCFS waivers will start following the last waiver run before the season starts.

 

Roster Freeze


All add/drops and lineup changes must be submitted 5 minutes before kickoff for each player involved. This deadline will be enforced on the Game Play Site.

Rosters freeze for all teams after Week 16.

No free agent pickups are allowed between the end of Week 16 and the annual rookie draft.

 

Undroppable Players


As an anti-collusion measure, there may be a list of players deemed “undroppable.” In all instances, SafeLeagues will decide whether a player was dropped in an attempt at collusion.

 

Illegal Rosters / Throwing Games / Tanking


We are dedicated to ensuring all SafeLeagues are competitive throughout the entire season. The act of “throwing games” (i.e. losing on purpose by submitting a lineup containing injured players, inactive players, free agents, players on bye, or obviously under-performing players) is strictly prohibited. Although the draft order will not be affected by such a move… it creates a win-loss imbalance in the league and SafeLeagues reserves the right to immediate remove any team manager deemed to be deliberately throwing games from the league without refund. Teams that are abandoned in this way -> See the section entitled “Abandoned Teams” for further details.

SafeLeagues reserves the right to take whatever action is deemed necessary, including inaction or retroactively setting a lineup, to rectify a situation related to throwing games.

If you believe a team in your league is deliberately throwing games, you must notify your SafeLeagues commissioner via email to address the issue. It is solely up to SafeLeagues to determine whether a team is deliberately throwing games, and to determine the appropriate course of action. In a situation where such a determination has not been made until after games have already started for that week (or previous weeks, in the event the tanking team manager is not identified until after they have submitted intentionally bad lineups for several weeks), SafeLeagues may retroactively set the tanking owner’s lineup for the previous week. SafeLeagues will be unable to set the lineup for a week earlier in the season. Players on that team may have changed and may not be available for retroactively setting that lineup. SafeLeagues may also reverse any recent trades made by a team being removed from the league.

Bye week players cannot be in starting lineups. This includes K and DST. If you have no replacements available on your roster, you must pickup a replacement. Refusal to pickup bye week replacements may be considered tanking and may be cause for removal from the league. Rosters may be adjusted by the commissioner at anytime using pregame Fantasy Sharks projections rankings. This means the commissioner will make and necessary add/drops and starting lineup adjustments necessary. Adds will be made based on Fantasy Sharks projections. Drops will be made based on Dynasty League Football ADP or a spare DST or Kicker based on season long rankings.. It is possible there are no replacements on the waiver wire.

We must be contacted by end of day Wednesday in order to correct the previous week’s lineup/roster. Rosters/Lineups and Win/Loss for week’s prior to the previous week will not be altered but will be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to remove an team manager found to be tanking.

It is possible there are no replacements at the QB, K, or DST position available on the waiver wire. In the case where all NFL starters at those positions are owned, starting a bye week player is permitted. To clarify since the above isn’t clear enough… this is for ultra rare instances where all NFL defenses, or all starting NFL kickers, or all starting NFL quarterbacks are rostered. This will never be an issue with running backs or wide receivers.

Player renting is always collusion in any league. It is two teams working together at the detriment of one other team and/or the league. Player renting can be trading a player or players for picks or players and then trading back within the same season. Even if one team acquires slightly more benefit. An example. Team A trades Gurley for a 1st and 4th to team B. A week or two later Team B trades Gurley back for that 1st. Team A keeps the 4th. Even with benefit, player rentals are always collusion in any league. Trading players not on bye for players on bye and then trading back also falls under this. Trading players to one team making a playoff run and then trading those players back after the season also falls under this. Player rentals are always collusion in any league and can not be allowed even once.

Offering anything, money, food, goods, or services, benefits of any kind outside of the actual league for assets in the league constitutes collusion as well. Only trading picks, players, blind bidding money is allowed.

Behavior of dropping and adding players between two teams could be considered collusion in some cases.

 

Abandoned Teams / Refunds


A team may be deemed abandoned for several reasons including but not limited to failure actively manage the team (set lineups, make moves required at certain deadlines, etc) or a non-responsive team manager who has not responded to our attempts to contact. A team may be deemed abandoned even if they respond to our attempts to contact, but still do not begin actively managing their team. If a team has abandoned their team in season, they may be removed from all leagues and banned from Throwback/Safeleagues.

An team manager may leave a league and get a refund before a startup draft begins. After the draft begins, we will be very unlikely to issue a refund, almost never.

Once you pay for a contest/league there are no refunds after you have made any moves (draft picks, waivers, trades, etc).

When a team has been deemed abandoned, either because of a suspected cheating owner, being a non-responsive owner, and/or no longer actively managing their team, SafeLeagues will look for an team manager to take over that team for the remainder of the season. This may also be due to a team being inactive due to not paying for their future season after trading their future 1st.

Additionally, anyone who abandons a team leaving it without a pick in each round (one of each of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round pick) may not be allowed to purchase orphans or new teams. This shows a intent to ruin a team's future and shows they have are not committed to the future of the teams they purchase.

If you disappear during your draft and/or are on auto for multiple rounds or don't show up for your draft and timeout in the first round without responding to contact by the commissioner, you may be replaced without refund. If you do not show up for an auction and do not respond to commissioner, you may be replaced without refund.

There will be no refunds for an abandoned team.

If a team has been deemed abandoned as a result of not making their entry fee payment prior to the League Renewal Deadline, SafeLeagues will attempt to sell the franchise on the SafeLeagues website and/or via email, social media, or other means.

Only under rare circumstances at the discretion of Safeleagues will there be refunds for leagues.

If you have orphaned 3 or more teams in SafeLeagues/Throwback that you owned in previous years, you may not be allowed to purchase orphans or new teams. You must also be paid up in your SafeLeagues/Throwback leagues before purchasing orphans or new teams. This includes paying for future years in leagues you have traded your future first. If you abandoned teams in season in previous years, you may not be allowed to purchase new orphans or teams. You may also be banned from buying teams in SafeLeagues/Throwback indefinitely.

If you abandon a team without picks in each round for the next draft, you might not be allowed to buy orphans or new teams.

If you are in over 10 SafeLeagues/Throwback leagues and do not renew them all, you might not be allowed to buy orphans or new teams.

Once on the banned list from buying orphans or new teams due to orphaning too many, you must renew all your teams the following year or you will remain on the list and barred from buying new teams. Even if you renew all your teams, you may remained barred from new teams at the discretion of SafeLeagues.

If you abandon a large amount of teams, you may be barred indefinitely from buying new teams.

SafeLeagues maintains the right to remove any team manager from a team, with refund, for any reason. SafeLeagues also reserves the right to refuse their services to any person for any reason. Meaning a yearly ban or lifetime ban.

Any contest that does not fill may be cancelled at any time and all teams will be refunded.

Season Cancellation / Partial Season


If there is no 2020 NFL season, the payments for teams in existing leagues would be pushed back a year (to 2021 for 2020 payments and 2022 for 2021 payments). team managers purchasing new teams and drafting startups in 2020 will have done so knowing the possibility of no season or a shortened season. In the event of a shortened season SafeLeagues, depending on the length of the shortened season, will design a regular season and playoffs that fit, or at least turn into a total points league for the shortened season.

If the season is cut short (cancelled) after a head to head schedule with playoffs is designed for the SafeLeague (the season starts normally and is cancelled before there is a fantasy playoffs or during the playoffs and the playoffs are unable to be played out fully), Winning Percentage (W-L record) at the time the season is cut short will be used to decide the places of the teams with Total Points as the tiebreaker. Leagues without head to head scheduling like Best Ball leagues and the one timer redraft league will be determined by total points of all completed weeks at time of cancellation.

If the season is interrupted, they start and stop and restart... SafeLeagues will finish out the fantasy season along with the NFL. They will work within the settings of MyFantasyLeague to figure out the best course for schedule, and/or playoffs. It is possible there will not be enough games for playoffs.

If there is no season, SafeLeagues will figure out the best way to design 2021 rookie draft order after that cancellation of season is decided. It may be the same as 2020, it may be another way. That decision will not be made until we know for sure there will be no season. Teams trading 2021 draft picks will do so knowing full well of the possibility of no 2020 season and a potentially uniquely modified 2021 draft order because of it. If the season is cut short, 2021 draft order will be determined the same way as normal, by potential points with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (in leagues with a 3rd place) teams drafting in the final 3 spots for all completed regular season weeks.

If the season ends early, trading will be turned off for those unpaid for 2021. Trading will be reinstated once 2021 is paid for.

8/4 adjustment for shortened season

If the NFL season completes 6 weeks, that will be considered a valid season.

Season Ends After Winners Determined 2021 Rookie Order Determined
Week 1 season cancelled potential points from all completed regular season weeks
Week 2 season cancelled potential points from all completed regular season weeks
Week 3 season cancelled potential points from all completed regular season weeks
Week 4 season cancelled potential points from all completed regular season weeks
Week 5 season cancelled potential points from all completed regular season weeks
Week 6 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 7 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 8 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 9 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 10 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 11 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 12 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 13 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points tiebreaker potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 14 1st, 2nd, 3rd in win-loss record; total points as tiebreaker based on regular season standings among 4 remaining teams potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively
Week 15 1st and 2nd based on win-loss record; total points as tiebreaker based on regular season standings among two teams in champ game.

3rd place based on win-loss record; total points as tiebreaker based on regular season standings among two teams in 3rd place game.
potential points from all completed regular season weeks with 1st, 2nd, 3rd picking 12th, 11th, 10th respectively

 

 

 

Inheritance


If an team manager dies or is otherwise incapacitated, his or her franchise may be bequeathed in accordance with his/her last will and testament, or if incapacitated, member’s power of attorney. Inheritance is restricted as follows:

  1. The heir may not be another member of the same league.
  2. No person may be designated heir to more than one franchise in the same league.
  3. If an team manager does not have an heir designated in his/her last will and testament, the franchise will be treated as an abandoned franchise. In that event, SafeLeagues will assume the abandoned franchise and attempt to sell the franchise to a new owner. See section entitled “Team Manager Rules” for more details about abandonment.
  4. The heir must be listed as a co-team manager on the Game Play Site.
  5. It is the heir’s sole responsibility to contact SafeLeagues to take claim of a franchise prior to the League Renewal Deadline. SafeLeagues will begin re-selling abandoned franchises after the League Renewal Deadline.

 

Rule Changes


Each year is considered a new fantasy contest we offer for people to pay and play in. When you pay, you enter that contest. We hold spots in the new year’s contest for people who played in last year’s contest until the payment deadline. Once that deadline passes, if someone doesn’t return, we find new people to enter this year’s contest.

Given this is a dynasty league, we don’t change most things after year one. We try to avoid things affect scoring, roster size or things that affect how people have constructed a roster, starting lineup, etc. After year one, people pay each year to play with the current set of rules when they joined the pre-existing dynasty league contest we offered.

Rule changes that SafeLeagues does not feel have or would have affected how a franchise has constructed their roster, may be changed after the end of the season and prior to the following season/contest.

Scoring, starting lineup, and roster size changes will almost never happen.

SafeLeagues will not have votes to decide any rule change.

Rules are set by SafeLeagues. Payment to play in a SafeLeagues league is an agreement to abide by these rules.

 

Conduct/Terms of Service


Conduct that is deemed detrimental to the league or to the SafeLeagues will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, posts and or emails that are harassing in nature and serve no legitimate purpose other than to cause discord within the league or the SafeLeagues organization. There is a difference between expressing viewpoints or likes/dislikes of a league or format or normal trash talk about occurances in a league (trades, matchups, etc) and personal attacks toward fellow team managers or the commissioner. Also, vulgarity in emails or on the message board will not be tolerated.

Failure to comply may result in immediate expulsion without refund. In addition, attempts to negatively impact the integrity of the league (i.e. threatening or outright refusal to submit lineups, partaking in bogus trades, disruption of a live draft etc.) will result in an immediate expulsion, without refund, from SafeLeagues.

SafeLeagues expressly reserves the right to immediately modify, suspend or terminate your account and refuse current or future use of any SafeLeagues service, including the fantasy football service, if SafeLeagues, in its sole discretion: (a) believes you have violated or tried to violate the rights of others; (b) becomes aware of information indicating a safety concern for you, other SafeLeagues users, or the general public, or (c) believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or letter of the Terms of Service or the Official Game Instructions.

If you fail to turn in a W9 when required to do to having winnings over $599 net for the prior year, you will not be allowed to retain your teams for the following year and any payments for that year or any future years will not be refunded. Those teams will be orphaned.

If you are unpaid in any leagues, your abilities will be locked in all leagues. A delay in payment may lead to removal from that league or even all leagues.. This is generally due to trading a future first and being unpaid but may also include paying via ACH and it not going through (not clearing) or being refunded the league payment via chargeback from your credit card company or somehow getting a refund from leaguesafe.

If you file a chargeback with your credit card company or get a refund through leaguesafe when you shouldn't per our rules, you may be banned from Safeleagues.

You may not advertise for other leagues in other services similar to ours on our message boards, chats, etc. Doing so could result in removal from the league.

Tanking is prohibited. Examples include, but not limited to, starting injured or bye week players when you have replacements available, or benching players that should obviously be starting. If you see questionable lineups, contact SafeLeagues by email (safeleagues@gmail.com). The commissioner reserves the right to adjust any lineup, if necessary, using the Fantasy Sharks starting lineup guide. Repeated attempts at tanking will result in expulsion without refund.

Failing to submit a lineup multiple times during the season can also result in expulsion.

SafeLeagues contests are subject to all United States laws, and to the SafeLeagues official League Rules. By entering any contest, you agree to abide by the terms of the official rules and by the decisions of SafeLeagues, which are final on all matters pertaining to its games. SafeLeagues reserves the right to change the official rules at any time, in its sole discretion.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SafeLeagues, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, or other partners, and employees, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of, or participation in, fantasy football or other fantasy sports services, your connection to fantasy football or other fantasy sports services provided by SafeLeagues, your violation of the Terms of Service, the Official Game Instructions, or of any rights of another person or entity.

If any provision of these Additional Terms or any document incorporated by reference is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of such documents remain in full force and effect.

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