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Throwback Scoring / Rules for 2021

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2021 League Types Entry Fee 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Weekly High Score Empire Pot
Bronze Leagues $85 $310 $90 $55 $20 $50/yr
Silver Leagues $120 $450 $125 $60 $35 $50/yr
Gold Leagues $245 $950 $250 $75 $80 $50/yr
Copper Leagues $70 $250 $75 $40 $15 $50/yr

Bronze Leagues Silver Leagues Gold Leagues Copper Leagues
Bronze Dynasty, BronzeFlex Dynasty Silver Dynasty, Superflex Dynasty, Silver Devy Dynasty, Devy Dynasty, Silver Keeper Gold Dynasty Copper Keeper

 

LEAGUE DEADLINES

League Renewal Deadline: February 15, 2021
Each franchise must make their payment for the upcoming season prior to February 15 , 2021. If payment has not been received by February 15 , 2021 SafeLeagues/Throwback reserves the right to declare a franchise as abandoned.

Offseason Roster Increase (for onboarding rookies)

In 2022, when a league rolls over for the new year on MFL, the roster limit will be temporarily increased 4-10 spots depending on league type. At this time, all players will be removed from IR and Taxi and placed on the active roster. The roster setting will return to it's normal limit after the May rookie draft and before June 1.

Rosters will not be checked until September 1 in best ball leagues. If a team fails to do so by September 1, the commissioner will take whatever steps necessary to get your roster within the limit. Commissioner must be notified of offending team(s).

In non-best ball leagues, teams will not be able to set a lineup, make waiver moves, or trades until at or under the limit. Teams must be under the limit by the first kickoff of week 1. Contact us if you see a roster over the limit after week 1 kicks off. If a team fails to do so by kickoff of week 1, the commissioner will take whatever steps necessary to get your roster within the limit. Commissioner must be notified of offending team(s).

League Scoring for Dynasty Leagues

Rules for QB, RB, WR, TE, PK
Event Range (Low-High) Points
Number of Passing TDs 5 points each
Passing Yards .04 points each
Pass Completions 1 point for every 8
Pass Interceptions Thrown -1 point each
Passing 2 Pointers 2 points each
Number of Rushing TDs 5 points each
Rushing Yards .1 points each
Rush Attempts 1 point for every 10
Rushing 2 Pointers 2 points each
Number of Receiving TDs 5 points each
Receiving Yards .1 points each
Receptions 1 point each
Receiving 2 Pointers 2 points each
Length of Field Goal Made 3
Length of Field Goal Made 5
Extra Points 1 point each
Fumbles Lost on Offense -1 point each
Number of Offensive Fumble Recovery TDs 5 points each
 
Rules for Def
Event Points
Fumble Recoveries (from Opponent) 1 point each
Interceptions Caught 1 point each
Sacked a QB 1 point each
Safeties 2 points each
Total Points Allowed 8
Total Points Allowed 4
Total Net Yards Allowed 0-199 8
Total Net Yards Allowed 200-259 6
Total Net Yards Allowed 260-319 4
Total Net Yards Allowed 320-379 2
Number of Defensive & Special Teams TDs 5 points each

IDP Scoring

Fumble Recoveries (from Opponent) 2 points each
Forced Fumbles 2 points each
Interceptions Caught 4 points each
Passes Defensed 2 points each
Defensive Tackles 2 points each
Defensive Assists 1 point each
Sacked a QB 4 points each
Safeties 4 points each
Number of Defensive TDs 5 points each

Bronze Flex QB Scoring Adjustment

League scoring for Bronze Dynasty Flex leagues are the same except for the following differences. All TD’s are 6 points each and all interceptions thrown are -2 points each.

Starting Lineup for all non-IDP leagues:

  • 1 QB
  • 1 RB
  • 3 WR
  • 1 TE
  • 1 K
  • 1 DST
  • 2 FLEX (RB/WR/TE)

For 2021, leagues with only one flex are getting an extra flex to match the rest of the leagues. This affects about half the leagues. 82% wanted this, 14% didn't and 4% had no opinion. Many of the ones that didn't, are in leagues not adding a flex.

Bronze, BronzeFlex, Silver, Gold, Devy, and Silver Devy, Copper/Silver Keeper, Superflex

  • 24 player active roster, 5 Injured Reserve spots

Devy and Silver Devy

  • 24 player active roster, 5 Injured Reserve spots
  • These also have a 5 player Taxi Squad spots in Devy and Silver Devy Leagues (Only rookies and devy players are eligible for taxi squad)

Superflex adjustment to the above base

  • 25 player active roster, 5 Injured Reserve spots
  • There is an additional flex spot that you can use a quarterback in

Copper/Silver Keeper adjustment to the above base

  • 20 player active roster, 5 Injured Reserve spots
  • You keep any 5 players. The 5 keepers are due PRIOR to August 1st. There is a 15 round draft in August to fill out the remainder of your roster. If you are over your limit, the commissioner will use DLF and/or Fantasy Pros to cut players to get the roster to the limit.

IDP Starting Lineup

Total Starters: 14
Number of Starting QBs: 1
Number of Starting RBs: 1-2
Number of Starting WRs: 3-4
Number of Starting TEs: 1-2
Number of Starting PKs: 1
Number of Starting DT+DEs: 2
Number of Starting LBs: 2
Number of Starting CB+Ss: 2

Roster / Lineup Rules

Owners are permitted to submit starting players up until the respective player’s scheduled kickoff. Once a game has begun, all players participating in that game are either locked in as a starter or as a bench player.

During the season, you must be able to field a full lineup every week you are starting a lineup. You don’t have to carry enough players to fill a lineup in the offseason, but must have them by week 1. This also means once the regular season is over, non-playoff teams no longer have matchups and are not required to carry their kickers or defenses or even set lineups anymore.

Tanking / Throwing Games:
This can include but is not limited to starting players on bye, injured players, and/or obviously inferior players for that week.

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.

Owners are not allowed to tank or throw games in order to help another team win. This would constitute collusion and could result in both teams being removed and banned from all leagues.

We must be contacted by end of day Tuesday 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 owner 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.

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

Owners 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. Owners should not depend on the Fantasy Sharks lineup setter. Owners 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.

Injured Reserve Rules

Injured reserve- Only players on the official NFL injured reserve list and designated by (I) are eligible. Teams will not be able to submit a lineup with an ineligible IR player.

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

Suspended players are not allowed on IR

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.

Injured Reserve must be cleared before the renewal deadline each year. If there are players on injured reserve after the renewal deadline, the appropriate moves will be made using DLF’s Dynasty ADP or fantasy pros rankings if necessary. All moves will be final. If the team is an orphan, the appropriate moves will be made using DLF’s Dynasty ADP or fantasy pros rankings if necessary.

Taxi Squad Rules for Devy Leagues

Only players who are rookies or devy players are allowed on taxi squads. People may promote and demote from their taxi squad all year. All non-devy players must be off the taxi squad by the renewal deadline each year. If they are not, they will be dropped from the roster. If the team is an orphan, the appropriate moves will be made using DLF’s Dynasty ADP.

The only leagues with taxi will be developmental leagues

Drafts For Existing Dynasty Leagues

In 2022, the rookie drafts will be held the first Monday after one week has past after the NFL draft. (This means about 8 days inbetween the NFL draft and rookie draft) --- May 9, 2022)

Drafts for Dynasty leagues (Total keeper) will be 4 rounds (non – serpentine). The first 2 rounds will begin the second Monday of May. The last 2 rounds will begin in August.

Drafts for Development Dynasty Leagues (Silver and Regular) will be 6 rounds (non-serpentine). A 3 round rookie draft beginning the second Monday in May. The last 3 rounds will be a Developmental draft beginning in August (non-NFL players only)

Drafts for IDP leagues will be 6 rounds (non – serpentine). The first 3 rounds will begin the second Monday in May. The last 3 rounds will be in August.

No draft can take place until a league is full. The above are tentative dates.

If a league is not full, the rookie draft will take place on the first Monday after seven days from the date of the league filling. Meaning once a league fills. there will be a 7 day wait. Then the draft will be held on the nearest Monday after that 7 day wait.

Draft Order

Picks 1-9 will be decided by fantasy regular season potential points (not including fantasy playoffs). This will curb any potential tanking. Benching a stud does no good when potential points determines draft order. If you don’t know what potential points is, MFL tracks what your best possible lineup could have been for that week. This gives a better view of how good your team is and could have been. We strongly feel this is better for draft order in that it appropriately gives pick order to worse rosters. It also curbs tanking in that there is no reason to bench a stud player in hopes of a better draft pick. That stud’s points will be counted when calculating draft order. The potential points totals used for draft order will be the total through the end of the fantasy regular season (not including playoffs). This will be the order for each round of the 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.
  • 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

Draft Notes

  1. Should there be a trade protest or unforeseen system problems, the draft may be delayed at the commissioner’s discretion. The league commissioner will notify everyone if this situation arises.
  2. In the event an owner allows the timer limit to expire during a startup draft, the league software will immediately select the best player available using either fantasy sharks rankings setting or current average draft position setting. This service is provided for unforeseen emergencies. If you know you’re going to be busy or away from your computer please use Pre-Draft function. If you take the time to select players in the “My Draft List” the software will select from those selections before using the “average draft”. We may fix if the pick is skipped, or the auto is a random FA or rookie in a startup, or player not representative of ADP/rankings
  3. In the devy drafts, you can replace your pick at any point after missing it with an available player (like the NFL) but other teams can jump in and pick in front of you. Replacements must be made within a day of the end of the draft unless being made because an owner is being replaced. Owners are to make their own replacement picks in the devy draft thread.
  4. The draft timer will be 8 hours with an overnight shutoff of midnight to 8am EST.

Through 5 days before the season starts, timer is 8 hours per pick,
4 days before season starts – 9AM EST: the timer changes to 4 hours per pick,
3 days before season starts – 9AM EST:  the timer changes to 2 hours per pick,
2 days before season starts – 9AM EST:  the timer changes to 1 hour per pick,
1 day before season starts – 9AM EST:  the timer changes to 15 minutes per pick.

Devy Draft Notes

  1. Draft will be conducted on the message board.
  2. Do not edit your post once you pick.
  3. Players will be loaded onto roster after the draft.
  4. The Roster limit will be increased by 5 to add the players and then dropped back down to the correct limit.
  5. Owners will need to use the “Taxi Squad” page to move players to taxi and drop players to make their roster compliant. This must be done PRIOR to September 1st.
  6. Make sure to search the rosters page so you don’t accidentally draft a player already owned.

Dynasty League Schedule

Teams start playing during week 1 of the NFL season. The regular season lasts for 15 weeks; the playoffs begin in week 15 and the league Championship is in week 17.

The NFL increased the season to 18 weeks and implemented week 14 bye weeks. So the regular season will be weeks 1-14, with the fantasy playoffs being weeks 15-17.

Schedule and Division

Will be randomized upon moving over to the new year on Myfantasyleague. There will be 3 divisions of 4 teams.

Dynasty League – Waivers

Any player not currently on an active league roster is a free agent (NFL players only). The player pool for players is set and maintained by MyFantasyLeague and we can not and will not add players.

Throwback Fantasy Leagues will use a Free Agent Acquisition Budget and each team will start each year with $1000 in blind bidding dollars. Teams will put in bids on free agents and the highest bid will get the player. If there is a tie for a bid amount, the earliest submitted bid will win the player.

FAAB is new for 2021, was previously a waiver order. This had to change because the old method was no longer possible. This passed with a margin of 65% to 25% over rolling waivers with 10% having no opinion.

FCFS Free agency will open up immediately after waivers are processed. Your league calendar will have the exact times and dates.

The first waiver run will be the Wednesday at 1PM EST before the season starts. Waivers will run 1PM EST on Wednesday each week of the fantasy season and stop prior to the Championship game.

The weekly waiver run will be followed by First Come First Serve waivers which are open up until kickoff of each players game.

NFL Supplemental Draft Players

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. In Throwback, that generally means they will be available for the August drafts.

Throwing Games

The act of “throwing games”, which is losing on purpose by submitting a lineup with players that would not normally be started, will not be tolerated. Owners may protest a lineup up until end of day Tuesday. The Commissioner may then adjust the lineup in question by using pre-game average weekly rankings/projections. Further action, such as the possible removal from the league or all leagues for the offending owner, may be taken.

Dynasty League Trading

During Season:

Trading is automatic. It will immediately process upon being accepted.

If an owner 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, we will reverse that trade. It may not be done immediately since we aren’t next to our email at all times, but timestamps will be checked. Sometimes with accidents in the offer of trades it isn’t noticed until the trade is accepted or even later. The longer the wait, the more scrutiny we’ll look at the obviousness/reason of the error.

Trade Deadline:

The trade deadline will be the NFL kickoff of week 11 each year (kickoff of the first Thursday game)

Trading of Draft Picks

Teams can trade draft picks for draft picks or draft picks and/or players.

Future year draft picks can be traded once a team pays for that year. Example, 2022 draft picks may be traded once a team pays for 2022.

Teams may only trade draft picks one year in advance of current year.

A future year’s pick becomes available when MFL rolls over for the upcoming season if a team has paid for that future year.

Protesting of Trades

To protest a trade during the season owners must submit a protest to the commissioner by email within 24 hours of the trade being approved.

If we recieve 3 protests, we will look for collusion.

We will also go to the DLF Trade Calculator. If 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 will 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.

The Commissioner will review and the decision after that review will be final.

Collusion

Any acts of collusion will be dealt with by the commissioner with the possibility of expulsion from all leagues without refund for the involved owners. Examples of this would be one team attempting to dump/transfer their players to another team via add/drop or trade, throwing games when playing another owner, or an owner attempting to have multiple teams in the same league.

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.

Intentionally and knowingly trading better assets in a trade they know is bad to load up another team can be considered collusion.

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

Any working together between two teams in move(s) to help another team win their matchup or the league can be considered collusion.

Playoffs

Playoff Seeding Simplified Version

The 3 division winners are decided by W-L, then divisional record, then total points

Then those 3 division winners are seeded based on winning percentage, total points for, Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored (Points Against). They will be seeded 1-3.

The best 3 teams of the remaining 9 will be the wildcard teams. They will be seeded based on winning percentage, then by total points for, then by Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored (Points Against), They will be seeded 4-6.

Divisional Standings

Will be sorted 1st by winning percentage, if needed then by divisional winning percentage, then by total Points For, then by Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored (Points Against), if still tied then by a coin flip.

The divisional winners will then be ranked for the playoff bracket 1-3 1st by winning percentage, if needed then by total points, then by Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored (Points Against), if still tied then by a coin flip.

Wildcard Spots

The best 3 teams of the remaining 9 will be the wildcard teams. They will be sorted by winning percentage, then by total points for, then by Reverse Order of Opponent Total Points Scored (Points Against), if still tied then by a coin flip. Their playoff ranking will be 4-6.

Playoff Bracket

1st Round (week 14)

The 2 top division champs will have a 1st round playoff bye week. The remaining division winner (3rd seed) will face the lowest seeded (6th seed) wildcard team in the 1st round. The remaining to wildcard teams (4th & 5th seed) will face each other.

2nd Round (week 15)

The 1st seed will play the winner of the 4th seed vs. 5th seed game.

The 2nd seed will play the winner of the 3rd seed vs. 6th seed game.

League Championship (week 16)

Winners advance to the League Championship.

If a playoff game ends in a tie – the higher seed will advance.

 


Dynasty League Prizes

League prize money is held securely in LeagueSafe. League prize money will be allocated after week 16 scores finalize (generally scores finalize on Thursday following week 16). Winnings will be allocated to your leaguesafe account. This usually happens within a week, but can be delayed.

Empire Pot

This is new for 2021 as voted by users (61% Yes, 23% No, 16% No Opinion). It doesn’t really change gameplay, so it’s barely a change. Teams generally would love to try and win the league twice in a row. The only thing that really changes is that a team may be less inclined to give up and rebuild as a reigning champ. One thing that an empire pot has proven to do over time, especially the more years the pot builds, is help against turnover and people stick around to go after the pot if it grows enough. Champions are also less likely to leave. So those benefits might be helpful for these leagues.

Throwback Fantasy Leagues will now have a Empire feature.

Once a team wins the league twice in a row, they win the pot and the league is over. It will not be a traditional empire however... if there is enough interest, Throwback may allow for a vote to continue the league. If 7 or more paid teams vote to continue the league, the league will continue.

Empire/Progressive pots are funded by SafeLeagues/Throwback. They are not funded by owners of the league. They are paid out separately from the normal league prize payouts. No owner has a claim to this pot, whether it be a portion or all of the pot. No owner is guaranteed the right to attempt to win this pot and that opportunity is forfeited if they leave or are removed.

We had put in that they would max out after 5 years and have since rescinded that. They will grow until won.

Progressive pots and empire pots must be won by the team manager twice in a row. If a team manager leaves or is removed after winning the league, the throne is abdicated and there is no reigning champion.

Disbanding Leagues

After each season, if a league has 6 paid teams, it will continue. If it does not, the league may have a discussion or even hold vote on whether or not to continue. Throwback will make the final decision.

League Management Service / Host

Throwback Fantasy Leagues proudly uses MyFantasyLeague as our game play provider (“MFL” or “Game Play Site”). Owners 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.

Ownership

  1. No owner may have a stake in more than one franchise in the same Throwback Fantasy Leagues Dynasty league.
  2. If an owner abandons their franchise (either by declaring that they have given up their team or by failing to pay by the payment deadline for the upcoming season), inactivity in league events (missing draft picks, not making required cuts, missing deadlines for roster moves, not submitting lineups, etc) the owner gives up their claim to any and all prize winnings and will not be eligible for a refund.
  3. If an owner 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 ownership of that franchise reverts to Throwback Fantasy Leagues. Throwback Fantasy Leagues may sell abandoned franchises at cost, below cost, or to the highest bidder through the Throwback Fantasy Leagues website. There will be no refunds for abandoned teams.
  5. If an owner 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 owner abandons a franchise, that owner may not re-join the same league as an owner or co-owner of a different franchise.
  7. If an owner is caught cheating by collusion, tanking, or any other means Throwback Fantasy Leagues reserves the right to remove that owner from the league. Throwback Fantasy Leagues may sell abandoned franchises at cost, below cost, or to the highest bidder. There will be no refunds for teams where an owner is removed for cheating. A cheating owner forfeits claim to any and all prize winnings.
  8. Co-owners are not allowed for the purposes of paying the annual entry fee or receiving prize money. I.e. one owner must pay the entire entry fee, and only one owner will receive winnings due to the franchise. Co-owners for a single franchise 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 Throwback is strictly prohibited and the team will be taken away and revert back to Throwback and the team manager or team managers may be banned from Throwback 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. Progressive pots are funded by SafeLeagues. They are not funded by owners of the league. They are paid out separately from the normal league prize payouts. No owner has a claim to this pot, whether it be a portion or all of the pot. They also do not have a right to attempt to win it if they leave the league or are removed from the league.
  12. Progressive pots and empire pots must be won by the team manager twice in a row. If a team manager leaves or is removed after winning the league, the throne is abdicated and there is no reigning champion.
  13. Users are not allowed to operate on the same IP address. If you are in a league with a co-worker, friend, relative, or person in the same household where this may be happening... this should be disclosed to SafeLeagues and an exception may be made. Failure to do so can result in removal from the league or all leagues. This is especially important for users in the same leagues.

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

Abandoned Teams

If a team is abandoned during the season, Throwback Fantasy Leagues will look to fill that open team as fast as they can. They will not actively manage or actively make moves for that team (add/drops, trades, etc).

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, missing draft picks, etc) or a non-responsive owner 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.

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, Throwback will look for an owner 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. There will be no refunds for an abandoned team. If a team has abandoned their team during season, they may be removed from all leagues and banned from Throwback/Safeleagues.

If a team has been deemed abandoned as a result of not making their entry fee payment prior to the League Renewal Deadline, Throwback will attempt to sell the franchise as that team will have become an orphan and will have not been renewed for the upcoming season.

Once you pay for a contest/league there are no refunds after you have made any moves (draft picks, waivers, trades, etc). Only under rare circumstances at the discretion of Throwback will there be refunds for leagues.

If you have orphaned 3 or more teams in SafeLeagues/Throwback, 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. If you abandoned teams in season the prior year, you may not be allowed to purchase new orphans or teams. You may also be banned from buying teams in SafeLeagues/Throwback indefinitely.

Season cancellation or partial season

If there is no NFL season, the payments for teams in existing leagues would be pushed back a year (Example: to 2021 for 2020 payments and 2022 for 2021 payments).

In the event of a shortened season being announced, depending on the length of the shortened season, Throwback 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 after a head to head schedule with playoffs is designed for the Throwback League (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.

If the season is interrupted (they start and stop and resta) Throwback 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 the season is cut short in a league with weekly payouts, the total pool amount allocated for those payments will be divided among the amount of weeks played. For example:
If the weekly payout is $25 for a top score. 13 weeks of those payouts = $325 weekly payout pool. If the league only goes 10 weeks, the payout is $32.50 per week for each of the 10 weeks.

If there is no season, Throwback 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 ends early, trading will be turned off for those unpaid for the following year. Trading will be reinstated once the following year is paid for.

 

Orphan Policy

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 abandon a team with just it's 1st round pick, wrecking the team for a new owner and trading away all their future assets except the first to avoid paying for the next year, you will likely be banned from getting 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 3 or more teams, you may be barred indefinitely from buying new teams and potentially removed from leagues (with refund of future payments) and no longer allowed to be a SafeLeagues customer at the discretion of SafeLeagues.

If you join multiple new leagues and drop them after one year, you may be barred indefinitely from buying new teams and potentially removed from leagues (with refund of future payments) and no longer allowed to be a SafeLeagues customer at the discretion of SafeLeagues.

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.

Conduct/Terms of Service

Conduct that is deemed detrimental to the league or to the Throwback Fantasy Leagues 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 Throwback Fantasy Leagues organization. There is a difference between expressing viewpoints or likes/dislikes of a league or format and personal attacks toward fellow owners or the commissioner. Also, vulgarity in emails or on the message board will not be tolerated. The result of these offenses may result in removal from a league or all leagues without refund.

Throwback Fantasy Leagues expressly reserves the right to remove an owner from a league with refund at Throwback’s discretion.

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, collusion with another owner, somehow gaining control of two teams, etc.) will result in an immediate expulsion, without refund, from Throwback Fantasy Leagues .

Throwback Fantasy Leagues expressly reserves the right to immediately modify, suspend or terminate your account with no refund and refuse current or future use of any Throwback Fantasy Leagues service, including the fantasy football service, if Throwback Fantasy Leagues , 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 Throwback Fantasy Leagues users, or the general public, or (c) believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or letter of the Terms of Service.

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/Throwback and may be removed from all leagues.

You may not advertise, promote, or post about other leagues in other services similar to ours or about other services similar to ours on our message boards, chats, etc. Doing so could result in removal from the league or all your leagues without refund.

Tanking in order to improve draft position or give another team a win is prohibited. Examples include, but not limited to starting injured or bye week players when you have replacements available or benching players who should obviously be starting. If you see questionable lineups, contact me by email by end of day Tuesday. The commissioner reserves the right to adjust any lineup, if necessary, using the Fantasy Sharks starting lineup guide. Tanking may result in removal without refund.

Failing to submit a lineup multiple times during the season can also result in removal from a league or all leagues without refund.

Throwback Fantasy Leagues contests are subject to all United States laws, and to the Throwback Fantasy Leagues official League Rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling. By entering any contest, you agree to abide by the terms of the official rules and by the decisions of Throwback Fantasy Leagues , which are final on all matters pertaining to its games.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Throwback Fantasy Leagues , 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 Throwback Fantasy Leagues, your violation of the Terms of Service, Throwback’s official rules, 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.

The Throwback Fantasy Leagues Terms of Service, which apply to your use of fantasy football or other fantasy sports services, provide that both you and Throwback Fantasy Leagues agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Hennepin, Minnesota, USA. The Throwback Fantasy Leagues Terms of Service and the relationship between you and Throwback Fantasy Leagues will be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Use of this website and/or services, offered by Throwback Fantasy Leagues signifies your agreement to this service and usage agreement.


Notes:
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There are absolutely no hidden fees. There is your entry fee, then a SHGN $7.95 fee to cover the cost of MyFantasyLeague, Regulatory fees, and send every player through geolocation and identity verification. This is mandatory and must be done to play in a Throwback Fantasy Leagues league legally.

A LeagueSafe credit card fee may apply

NOTICE: Participants must be of legal age to participate.

Throwback Fantasy Leagues Fantasy Leagues are open to residents of the United States and Canada. We are unable to accept payments while a customer is physically located in the following states: Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, and Washington.. Residents of these jurisdictions are prohibited from winning any prize money offered by Throwback Fantasy Leagues.

Any owners with net winnings of $600 or more in a calendar year are required to provide Throwback Fantasy Leagues W-9 or W-8 BEN.

Game of skill: Throwback Fantasy Leagues Fantasy Football Leagues are a game of skill. Winners are determined by the objective criteria listed on the rules and scoring pages. From all entries received, winners are determined by the individuals who use their skill and knowledge of relevant football information and fantasy football rules to accumulate the highest points total.

 


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