|Teams Per League:||10|
|Prizes:||1 in 10 Win League Prize|
|The Cutline Championship will consist of multiple leagues each comprised of 10 teams/managers. This is an optimal scoring format, where an owner's best scoring lineup will be used from Week 1 to Week 9. Owners will not have to choose who to start or bench on their rosters during this time. After week 9 there is no optimal scoring and team owners will set their lineups to compete for prizes in the applicable bracket.|
|Highly Experienced Player Badges|
|Has played in at least 500 contests|
|Has played in at least 1000 contests|
|Has won at least 3 contests with a payout of $1,000 or more OR has won at least 5 contests with a cumulative total payout of $2,500 or more|
|Has played in at least 500 contests AND has won at least 3 contests with a payout of $1,000 or more OR has won at least 5 contests with a cumulative total payout of $2,500 or more|
|Has played in at least 1000 contests AND has won at least 3 contests with a payout of $1,000 or more OR has won at least 5 contests with a cumulative total payout of $2,500 or more|
|Team Owner||# Teams||Badge(s)|
|JAMES D NEWTON||1|
|JOSEPH MC ILHINNEY||3|
|Anthony J. DiSibio III||1|
|Mary Ann Lonigro||7|
|Click here to view badge levels|
|League Management Web Address|
You can access your team and league via the Internet by going to playnffc.sportshubtech.com. You will need an email address and a password to access the game site. Contact [email protected] if you are signed up for the contest and do not have log-in information.
Cash prizes are awarded in U.S. dollars and are awarded to the principal owner of the team. Teams can split prizes among multiple owners by filling out the proper paperwork with SportsHub Technologies' accounting department before season's end. In the event of a tie, cash prizes are divided evenly among those who have tied.
The team with the most points after Week 9 is the league champion.
The top 2 teams from each league based on the criteria below qualify for the Championship bracket in Weeks 10-12 of the Cutline Championship:
Three other teams move to the Wild Card bracket for Weeks 10-12:
Round 1: Weeks 10-12 (scores combined for those 3 weeks + weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9)
The top 25% scoring Championship bracket teams after Week 12 advance to Week 13 (top 140 teams if we had 560 Championship Round teams based on 2,800 total teams); all other teams from the Championship bracket move to the Wild Card bracket. The top 20 scoring Wild Card teams move up to the Championship bracket; the next 200 advance in the Wild Card bracket. All other teams in the Wild Card bracket are finished. Round 2: Week 13 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 13)
The top 100 scoring Championship bracket teams advance; all other teams move to the Wild Card bracket. The top 10 scoring Wild Card teams move up to the Championship bracket; the next 120 advance in the Wild Card bracket. Round 3: Week 14 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 14)
The top 60 scoring Championship bracket teams advance; all others move to the Wild Card bracket. The top 6 scoring Wild Card teams move up to the Championship bracket; the next 60 advance in the Wild Card bracket. Round 4: Week 15 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 15)
The top 11 scoring Championship bracket teams advance; all others move to the Wild Card bracket. The top scoring (1) Wild Card team moves up to the Championship bracket; the next 20 advance in the Wild Card bracket. Final Round: Week 16 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 16)
12 teams compete in the Championship bracket 75 teams compete in the Wild Card bracket PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a tie for teams to advance to the next round in either the Cutline Championship or Wildcard rounds, all tied scores at the cutline will advance. By way of example, after week 13, the top 93 teams will advance in the Championship round. If, for example, 3 teams are tied for 93rd place in the standings, all 3 tied teams (for a total of 95 teams overall) will advance to the next round of the Championship.
|Random League/Draft Spot Selections|
The NFFC will set each Cutline Championship league as they fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Once that league is filled for that date, the league will be closed or signups will continue for a second or third league for that date and time.
All Online Leagues will hold their drafts at playnffc.sportshubtech.com. Once you have signed up, you'll find your team link for this league under MY TEAMS section. There you'll find a PRE-DRAFT RANK LIST link where you can rank the player default list for all online drafts and all of the players will show up in the draft room exactly as you have ranked them. If you do not setup a pre draft ranking, the player default list will appear as SportsHub Technologies has it. Once the league has filled, the DRAFT ROOM link will appear and you'll be able to enter the draft room. There is a DRAFT BOARD link within the draft room that allows you to see colored stickers of every player being selected and to easily see the draft results.
Each league will be comprised of 10 teams, and each draft will consist of 26 rounds, with each team selecting players in each round in a serpentine fashion (team 1 through team 10 in odd-numbered rounds, team 10 through team 1 in even-numbered rounds).
If an NFFC participant inadvertently leaves the draft with an illegal lineup (for instance, was without a QB), then the NFFC will drop the last pick made by that team (or more picks if needed) and add the last player at that position on the NFFC's final Cheat Sheet on Draft Day to make that lineup legal. The NFFC participant could replace the player who was assigned after the error was discovered during the first FAAB period. All lineups must be legal before the season starts and the NFFC will correct all roster errors that may have been missed at the draft. All decisions by the NFFC commissioner involving final rosters are official.
Time Limit for Draft:
Maximum of 26 players at all times.
|Starting Lineup Requirements|
Starting lineups will consist of:
Players will be eligible at one position during the season and designated for that position before the season by SportsHub. Should a player move to another primary position before the start of the season, Sportshub reserves the right to give that player a second eligible position. No player will ever lose the eligibility originally designated by Sportshub, but a second position could be added if deemed necessary by Sportshub. All decisions made by the Sportshub commissioner regarding eligibility are final.
Leagues have an optimal scoring format for Weeks 1 through 9 where your highest scoring player from each of the 10 starting positions is scored at the end of each week. Then in the Championship Round and Wild Card Tiers of Weeks 10 through 16, all owners must set their starting lineup each week. That is different from the regular season.
|Trades Between Managers|
To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed.
Players can accumulate points in a number of ways:
Free Agent Bidding Process:
Bidding Time Frame:
Bids will be accepted on the league web site. Standings on tied bids will be based on the standings at the time of FAAB bid.
Number of Bids Limit:
Commissioner Review of Player Drops:
If the principal team owner's prize winnings are $600.00 or greater (or any other threshold subsequently established by the IRS), the National Fantasy Football Championship ("NFFC") must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. We will request your social security number and signature on this form. The form contains the amount paid to you and you will receive a copy of the form for tax purposes. SportsHub Technologies pays the principal team owner of each NFFC team that was submitted on the entry form and you are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize; please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, SportsHub Technologies reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award such prizes. After 12 months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.
|Eligibility & Registration|
The NFFC is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age or older (19 years in Nebraska and Alabama, and 21 years in Massachusetts) and are a resident of the United States of America or Canada. Notwithstanding the foregoing, residents of Washington State, Delaware, Louisiana, Montana, Arizona and Iowa are not eligible to register or play in the NFFC. All registrations must be in the full legal name of the primary team owner, though owners will have the option to add a co-manager(s).
Registration for, and continued participation in, the NFFC constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these official rules ("Official Rules") and to SportsHub Technologies decisions relating thereto. SportsHub Technologies' decisions in regards to these Official Rules and all matters pertaining to the NFFC are final and binding.
Once a participant submits valid payment, no money will be refunded unless the NFFC event for which such participant has registered has been canceled. A team spot is considered filled when the entire entry fee is paid. SportsHub Technologies reserves the right to cancel any entries which are not part of a full league. In addition, SportsHub Technologies retains the right to deny, at its sole discretion, eligibility of any individual to register for any NFFC game or event and/or participate in any NFFC game or event, even after the registration fee has been paid, but in such case, the entry fee will be refunded. Under no condition shall SportsHub Technologies be held responsible for any loss or liability related to any expenses incurred by a denied entrant or any person affiliated with that denied entrant. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that any participant or co-manager is banned from the NFFC as the result of any violation of the Official Rules, then no refund will be given.
At its sole discretion, SportsHub Technologies reserves the right to terminate any NFFC game, event or league at any time prior to the completion of the season due to any acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, change in applicable law, interruption of the season (including strikes, lockouts and/or use of replacement players), or any other situation beyond the control of SportsHub Technologies. In the event of any such termination by SportsHub Technologies, all entry fees will be refunded, with the exception of any live event fees (if such live event has already occurred).
At its sole discretion, SportsHub Technologies reserves the right to terminate any NFFC game, event or league (including the NFFC Main Event) if there are an insufficient number of teams prior to the scheduled start of the league. In this unlikely event, SportsHub Technologies will refund all entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation notice and/or provide a new application form with the newly stated prize figures. In this situation, all pre-registered applicants have the right to a full refund or to agree to play for the newly announced prize structure. SportsHub Technologies is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of any NFFC game, event or league, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc.
|Code of Conduct|
All participants and co-managers are expected to behave in lawful, respectful and sportsman-like fashion at all live draft events, throughout the NFFC season, and during use of any NFFC website, including, but not limited to comments posted on any NFFC message board. Additionally the NFFC events, games and/or leagues may not be used for any form of gambling. Any conduct or message board post by a participant, co-manager or other person which is deemed by SportsHub Technologies, in its sole discretion, to be unlawful, or to have the effect of intimidating, harassing, offending or otherwise harming any other participant, co-manager, guest, or NFFC/SportsHub Technologies representative, is strictly prohibited. SportsHub Technologies reserves the right, in its sole discretion to ban any person from current and/or future participation in the NFFC and/or from use of the message boards if such person engages in any such prohibited conduct or is otherwise in violation of any of these Rules. In addition, any person engaging in such conduct forfeits any rights to a refund, as well as any potential rights to a prize award. SportsHub Technologies shall not be responsible or held liable to any person for damage to property or personal injury or death arising from the acts or omissions of any third parties. Any participants or co-managers who collude, or attempt to collude, or who attempts to blackmail, bribe or otherwise influence any representative of SportsHub Technologies/NFFC, or who otherwise attempts to sabotage the league, in an effort to alter the results or outcome of any NFFC game will be disqualified and will be prohibited from winning any prize award. If a participant is banned from participation in a current NFFC game, then SportsHub Technologies reserves the right, to take those actions which it sees fit, in its sole discretion with respect to such banned participant?s team. Any criminal behavior may be referred to the appropriate authorities.
The deadline for submitting any dispute or claim regarding the operation of any league draft is one hour after the conclusion of the draft itself; further, leaving any live draft event without submitting any dispute or claim regarding the draft constitutes your waiver of any right to challenge any aspect of the draft. You are strongly urged to double-check your lineups, trades, and free agent moves throughout the season, as SportsHub Technologies/NFFC will not be held liable for any errors in entering lineups, trades or free agent moves, and SportsHub Technologies/NFFC will not intervene or alter a transaction after lineups, trades or free agent moves are due.
Prize splitting amongst the principal registrant and co-managers is available, provided that the principal registrant has authorized payment to his co-managers in writing and in advance of the completion of the season. In order to authorize prize-splitting, the principal registrant must completely fill out and sign the authorization form designated by SportsHub Technologies (including the name and address of the co-manager(s) and the applicable prize percentage to be paid to each co-manager(s)). Both the principal registrant and each co-manager designated on a prize-splitting form will be required to fill out a W-9. No prize money will be distributed until all necessary forms have been received by SportsHub Technologies. Both the principal registrant and the co-manager(s) will receive IRS Form 1099 reflecting the prize money paid to each. If SportsHub Technologies deems, in its sole discretion, that the appropriate documentation and/or authorization has not been received, or has not been received in a timely fashion, then SportsHub Technologies will pay prize payments only to the principal registrant.
All NFFC team owners must have internet access and a valid e-mail address for communication. SportsHub Technologies is not responsible for any issues which impede or interfere with the transmission or receipt of any transaction, including but not limited to, draft selections, trades, free agent moves and lineups. SportsHub Technologies is also not responsible for the failure of any telephone networks/lines, internet connections, software/hardware, or internet congestion/transmission rates.
Each participant and co-owner hereby releases and holds harmless SportsHub Technologies and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person (including death) and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from participation in any NFFC event, game or league, as well as acceptance or use of any prize award.
|Disputes; Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer|
Each participant and co-owner agrees that (i) all issues and questions regarding the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or your rights and obligations in connection with the NFFC shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules; and (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the NFFC or any prize awarded will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, or the appropriate state court located in Hennepin County, Minnesota; and (iii) in no event shall SportsHub Technologies liability to you for any and all damages, losses or causes of action exceed $250; and (iv) in no event shall SportsHub Technologies, its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives, be liable for any punitive, incidental and consequential damages. If your jurisdiction does not allow limitations or exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages, the above may not apply to you. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EACH NFFC GAME, EVENT, LEAGUE,WEBSITE, AND BULLETIN BOARD/FORUM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF YOUR JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
|Notice To California Users|
Per California Code Section 1789.3, please be advised that the provider of services is SportsHub Technologies LLC d/b/a NFFC with its principal offices located at PO Box 31782, St. Louis, Missouri 63131. Entry fees and other charges for participation in the Contest vary and are subject to change from time-to-time in the sole discretion of NFFC. Please review the official rules of the Contest for all fees and other charges which may be applicable. If you have a complaint regarding any services provided by NFFC or questions regarding entry fees or other charges, please contact NFFC at telephone number (888)-636-7559 or by writing NFFC at the above office address. For complaints, you may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.