SFFL 2003 Rule Changes & Additions
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1 First week 15th round starter can use either 15th rounder or Rookie starter.
1 Roll-Offs are now further weighted to assist poorly performing teams. In order of point total that week:
Ø 1-4 ranking, 2 dice
Ø 5-8 ranking, 3 dice (best two)
Ø 9-12 ranking, 4 dice (best two)
2 Trades incentive:
Ø $3 cost per trade – now equal to regular transactions.
Ø Additional Trade Deadline: SATURDAY !
§ Regular trades/transactions still due Thursdays
§ Extra time allows ability to deal for players if they still need someone. TRADES ONLY, no pickups.
3 No “repetitive trades”, i.e., player traded must remain on new team for minimum two weeks (two games).
4 "Draft +1" rule in effect - a teams roster per position player may not exceed 1 over the number that was drafted; i.e. 2 QBs drafted = 3 QBs MAX per roster. Rule was voted on and approved by the league at the draft.
1 Receiving yards limits change: 0-15 = 7 pts, 16-30 yds = 14 pts, 31+ = 21 pts. (formerly 0-20, 21-40, 41+). The hope is that the additional five-yard cushion will boost some of the WR totals.
2 QB passing yards for TD change: 0-30 = 7 pts, 31-60 = 14 pts, 61+ = 21 pts. (formerly 0-20, 21-40, 41+). This balance change will slightly downgrade the QB position.
3 Kicker changes:
Ø Missed extra point = -3.
Ø Missed field goal, 0-30 yards = -3 (same), 31-40 yards = -2, 41-50 yards = -1, 51+ yards = no penalty
4 Position Players (WRs, RBs) that score a Special Teams TD on kickoffs or punt returns = 7 points.
1 Top EIGHT teams make playoffs – NBA conference format
Ø Playoff teams = three divisional winners, three second place winners, two wildcards
Ø Each team will play three games for final 1-8 rankings
2 Bottom four teams play “second chance” (each teams plays two games)
Ø Each team plays two games:
§ second game for first round winners is week #15
§ second game for two losing teams is “toilet bowl”, week #17
1 Point differential - 25¢ per point, raised from 20¢.
2 Conference winners still earn 10% of pot…but assuming we expand playoffs to eight teams:
Ø 2nd place in conference earn 4% of pot
Ø Wildcard teams (2) earn 1.5% of pot
3 3rd place overall in league earns $85
4 Teams in playoffs (8 team bracket) earn $10 per win – can help offset $25 per game loss
5 “Last Chance” playoffs final rankings earn the following: #9 = $50.
6 Point totals, efficiency ratings and power rankings are FINAL as of the end of the regular season (week #13).