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Rule #1

Place your right hand on the bacon. Do you swear that this league won't make you act like a douchebag to your fellow redditors?

DeaconBlues, 2009 NarFFL Champ (source)

Premier League

Size

144 teams - 12 leagues with 12 teams in each.

Members

Premier leagues are staying the same as last year (except promotions/relegations).

Playoffs

For each league, playoffs will be the standard format. See The Horn Playoffs’ section above for information on winning the Horn.

Relegation

Each league will have two relegated teams. To keep owners active that have not made it to the playoffs in their individual leagues, we are giving the winner and runner-up of the consolation playoffs (in each 12 man league) a pass on being relegated. The two relegated owners will be the two lowest ranked teams (by Fleaflicker) out of the remaining four consolation playoff teams. So that means even if a team finishes last in the regular season, they are able to escape relegation by making it to the consolation playoff championship game. The 24 Premier League owners are relegated to the Major League the following year.

Major League

Size

288 teams - 24 leagues with 12 teams in each.

Members

Major leagues are staying the same as last year (except promotions/relegations).

Promotion

Win your league and you move up. All 24 league winners earn a ticket to the Premier League to fill the 24 slots left by the relegated Premier League members.

Relegation

Each league will have two relegated teams. To keep owners active that have not made it to the playoffs in their individual league, we are giving the winner and runner-up of the consolation playoffs (in each 12 man league) a pass on being relegated. The two relegated owners will be the two lowest ranked teams (by Fleaflicker) out of the remaining four consolation playoff teams. So that means even if a team finishes last in the regular season, they are able to escape relegation by making it to the consolation playoff championship game. The 48 Major League owners are relegated to the Minor League the following year.

Minor League

Size

576 teams - 48 leagues with 12 teams in each.

Members

Minor leagues are staying the same as last year (except promotions/relegations).

Promotion

Win your league and you move up. All 48 league winners earn a ticket to the Major League to fill the 48 slots left by the relegated Major League members.

Relegation

Each league will have two relegated teams. To keep owners active that have not made it to the playoffs in their individual league, we are giving the winner and runner-up of the consolation playoffs (in each 12 man league) a pass on being relegated. The two relegated owners will be the two lowest ranked teams (by Fleaflicker) out of the remaining four consolation playoff teams. So that means even if a team finishes last in the regular season, they are able to escape relegation by making it to the consolation playoff championship game. The 96 Minor League owners are relegated out of NarFFL. These owners are welcome to sign up for the Farm League the following year, but that is handled in a first-come, first-served fashion.

Farm League

Size

There are currently a few size options on the table for this season. We will wait until we see the turnout we get when signups open to determine our course of action. This will be announced once we close signups.

Members

Every year the Farm League will be comprised of new people who sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. As opposed to the other tiers, no spot in the Farm League is guaranteed year to year.

Promotion

Farm League promotion will depend on the size of the Farm League, which again will depend on turnout. There are a few options that range from promoting all teams that make the Farm League playoffs to just promoting the winners of each Farm League. This will also be announced once we close signups. The promoted teams earn a ticket to the Minor League to fill the 96 slots left by the relegated Minor League members.

Relegation

All teams that are not promoted will be removed from the league in the offseason and will have to sign up again the following year.


Schedule

Each league in all tiers will be comprised of four divisions of three teams each. During the 13 week regular season, each team will play the other teams inside its division twice and every other team once. Six teams will make the playoffs, taking place Weeks 14-16. The top two teams will earn first round playoff byes.


Roster

NarFFL rosters are a total of 16 players. This includes nine starters: (1) QB, (2) RB, (2) WR, (1) Flex (RB/WR/TE), (1) TE, (1) DEF, and (1) K. The bench is seven spots. There is no longer a cap to how many players you can own at any specific position.


Trading

Trading is allowed and greatly encouraged. Once a trade is accepted, there is a 24 hour waiting period. There is no veto system in place. The NarFFL trades on the honor system, however, if any player considers a trade collusive or against the spirit of NarFFL competition, they may submit the trade for discussion to the NarFFL commissioners who will discuss the trade and take appropriate action. The trade deadline ends with the last week of the regular season (week 13). Future draft pick trading is not allowed.


Mid-Season Advancement

If a Premier League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by the top ranked Major League owner (terms of selection are subject to change). The Major League owner will be responsible for BOTH the Premier League and Major League teams through the remainder of the season. The decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.

If a Major League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by the top ranked Minor League owner (terms of selection are subject to change). The Minor League owner will be responsible for BOTH the Major League and Minor League teams through the remainder of the season. The decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.

If a Minor League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by the top ranked Farm League owner (terms of selection are subject to change). The Farm League owner is responsible for Both the Minor League and Minor League teams through the remainder of the season. The decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.

If a Farm League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by someone on the signup list (terms of selection are subject to change). This decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.


Scoring

Passing
1 point for every 25 Passing Yards (0.04 per)
2 points for every 2 Pt Conversion Passing
4 points for every Passing TD
-2 points for every Interception
Rushing
1 point for every 10 Rushing Yards (0.1 per)
2 points for every 2 Pt Conversion Rushing
6 points for every Rushing TD
Receiving
1 point for every Catch
1 point for every 10 Receiving Yards (0.1 per)
2 points for every 2 Pt Conversion Receiving
6 points for every Receiving TD
Misc
-1 point for every Fumble
-1 point for every Fumble Lost
6 points for every Offensive Fumble Recovery TD
Kicking
3 points for everyField Goal Made
1 point for every 10 yards covered by a Field Goal Made after yard 30 (0.1 per)
-1 point for every Field Goal Missed
1 point for every XP
-1 point for every XP Missed
Returning
6 points for every Kick Return TD
6 points for every Punt Return TD
Defense
1 point for every Solo Tackle (For QB, RB, WR, TE & K only, NOT defenses)
2 points for every Interception
1 point for every Sack
1 point for every Fumble Forced
1 point for every Fumble Recovered
2 points for every Safety
6 points for every Defensive TD
2 points for every XP Blocked
2 points for every FG Blocked
2 points for every Punt Blocked
10 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is exactly 0
7 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 1 and 6 (inclusive)
4 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 7 and 13 (inclusive)
2 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 14 and 20 (inclusive)
-1 extra point when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 24 and 27 (inclusive)
-3 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 28 and 34 (inclusive)
-5 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 35 and 45 (inclusive)
-7 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is greater than or equal to 46
10 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is less than or equal to 0
5 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is between 1 and 99 (inclusive)
4 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is between 100 and 199 (inclusive)
3 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is between 200 and 250 (inclusive)
1 extra point when total Net Yards Allowedis between 251 and 299 (inclusive)