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[Football] 2016 Season Fantasy Football Draft Rules
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The 2016 season opens on Thursday September 8th, Carolina at Denver.


The 2016 online entry form is now open for entries.
The online entry deadline is 5pm PST , Thursday September 8th, 2016.
The postmark mailing entry deadline is Tuesday September 6th, 2016.
Scoring begins with the opening game Thursday September 8th, Carolina at Denver.

It is past the deadline for entering this contest.

Over $30,000 in total prizes
The First Place Prize is $7,000
Last year over half of the contestants won a prize!

All end of season prizes will be mailed out after the end of the regular season no later than January 9th.

All monthly prizes will be mailed within the first five days of the following month with your monthly reports.

The 2016 Football Fantasy Draft Duration

This Draft runs from September 8th 2016, through January 1st, 2017, of the regular season.
Scoring begins with the opening game Thursday September 8th, Carolina at Denver.

Reports

Each contestant will receive 4 personal monthly reports, 1 each month.
Each report will include your player points, your team score, your ranking, a list of all player points, and a list of all the winners and their points.
(not responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected mail)

Offering you a $1,000 Bonus Prize!

Offering $50,000 in Bonus Prizes

Click here For more information on the $1,000 Bonus Prize.

Player and Team Selections:

Select one from each group; you must maintain one selection in each of the 16 groups at all times.
This means when you trade a player, it must be for another player in the same group.

Scoring

Points are awarded to contestants for the performance of their players in games played during the regular NFL season.
This excludes the playoffs and Super Bowl.
Points are awarded in the following categories:

Quarterbacks, Running backs, Receivers, Tight Ends, and Kickers: Points for passing, rushing and receiving will be rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a point. Examples Below:

240 yards passing = 9.6 points
168 yards rushing = 16.8 points
111 yards receiving = 11.1 points
by rounding the the nearest one-tenth we have yet to have a tie in the top 50 places.

Defensive and Special Teams Points:

New Contestant Entry Fees

Contestant's draft entry fees in the US are: $50 for the 1st entry and $45 for each additional entry.
New contestants that do not have a U.S. mailing address the first entry is $60 in US Funds, and each additional entry is $55 in US Funds.

Discounted entry fees for previous contestants

If you have a U.S. mailing address and were a previous contestant from 2000 thru 2016, you qualify for a discounted entry fee as follows:

In addition for all contestants, for each 5 paid entries you get the 6th entry FREE.

Gift certificates can NOT be used for payment for the bonus program of paying for 5 entries with a 6th entry for free.

Trade Weekly

Each entry will be allowed 16 FREE trades for the season. You may send any number of these 16 trades at any time September 15th through January 3rd.

Trade weekly beginning September 13th after NFL week 1

Trades may be done thru the web site trade form, by email, by fax or by mail.

Website, Email and Faxed Trades.

The website trade form will be available September 13th. The trade deadline for weeks 2-11 and 13-16 will be 5pm PST Thursday before that week's first game,
and 9am PST Thursday for NFL week 12 and 10am PST Sunday for NFL week 17.
Trades done prior to that weeks first game will be activated for that week.
No trading will be allowed after January 1st.

Faxed and email trades

Must include your name, ID number, your entry number if you submitted more than one entry.
It must include the player ID number, you are trading away, the player ID number you are picking up and the group number.

Mailed Trades

Must be postmarked by Tuesday and received by Saturday.
Mailed trades postmarked after Tuesday and or received after Saturday will be pushed forward to the next week.
Examples: (Trade to become active for NFL week 2, September 15th, the trade must be postmarked by Tuesday September 13th and received by Saturday September 17th.)
(Trade to become active for NFL week 3, September 22nd the trade must be postmarked by Tuesday September 20th, and received by Saturday September 24th.)
Mailed trades may be submitted on any piece of paper written neatly and include your name, ID number, entry number, the player ID number you are trading away, the player ID number you are picking up and the group number.

(Trades that are illegible, or without the proper information above will be void)

Our fantasy football draft awards each entry with 16 FREE trades for the season with no additional trades sold.
This keeps everyone on the same playing field so to speak, as every entry gets 16 free trades.


Watch out for those that offer unlimited trades for purchase, as there will always be someone
who will out spend you and buy their way into winning a prize.

New players will be added to the draft.

One new player will be added to each group. They will be listed on your player list with your October update which will be mailed by November 4th. The new player in each group will be listed in the last position in each group and will be eligible to acquire with trades for week 11, (November 17th) which must be done according to the trade rules above. The new players are also eligible to be acquired with trades throughout the remainder of the season.

Trade rules and activation dates will be strictly enforced, so watch carefully that you get your trade form envelopes are postmarked correctly. (metered mail dates will not be honored, only US postal service postmarks accepted) (not responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected mail) Players will accumulate points only while they are held.

If you do not know your ID number make sure to call or email us, Phone: 800-800-8202 pin 03, email: mike@sportsdrafts.com. Trade filled out incorrectly will be considered invalid and will be notified by mail or email of the invalid trade. You may reacquire an invalid trade by submitting a valid trade later during the season.

Notes: The online entry deadline is 5pm PST , Thursday September 8th, 2016.

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    2016 Football Weekly Team Winner Fantasy Draft Entry form

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