RULES: IN-SEASON FEATURES
ESPN's Fantasy Football 2009 offers live scoring free of charge to all leagues -- free standard, prize-eligible and custom.
It is possible that over the course of the football season, some scoring plays and player statistics may be recorded incorrectly. Our policy is to correct all scoring mistakes within one week of a game in question. The official deadline for scoring corrections will be the Saturday following the end of a game. Scoring changes that occur beyond the following Saturday will not be reflected.
NOTE: In custom leagues, if the league manager notices the incorrect scoring and uses the "Adjust Scoring" LM tool to manually change the score, and afterward the system updates automatically to reflect the same correction, the impacted team will be awarded with double credit for the correction. If this occurs, you should ask your league manager to readjust the scoring to remove the manual adjustment.
Each playing week starts on Tuesday (ends at 3 a.m. ET on the following Tuesday). All games within the Thursday to Monday play period are considered to be within the same week. Players whose games have already started are listed as "locked" and their team rosters cannot be changed until rosters have been officially set for the week of play at 3 a.m. ET Tuesday morning.
The waivers process executes approximately at 3 a.m. ET. Due to the high volume of waiver claims at certain times of the season, it may take multiple hours for all waivers for all leagues to process.
STANDARD ROSTER SIZE AND GAME POSITIONS
A team's active roster consists of nine players -- seven offensive players, one kicker and one defensive unit. The D/ST slot includes the defense and special teams of a single NFL team. Only your active roster will accumulate points for your team -- players on your bench gain personal stats but these are NOT included as points for your team. The nine active roster spots of each team are filled using the following requirements and position maximums:
- 1 - Quarterback (QB)
- 2 - Running Backs (RB)
- 2 - Wide Receivers (WR)
- 1 - Running Back/Wide Receiver (RB/WR)
- 1 - Tight End (TE)
- 1 - Kicker (K)
- 1 - Defensive Unit (D)
The following are the maximum number of players that can exist on a team's roster:
- 4 - Quarterbacks (QB)
- 8 - Running Backs (RB)
- 8 - Wide Receivers (WR)
- 3 - Tight Ends (TE)
- 3 - Kickers (K)
- 3 - Defensive Units (D/ST)
At the beginning of the season, the commissioner's office places certain superstar players on the official undroppable list. "Undroppable" means that a player is ineligible to be dropped directly to waivers. This is done to prevent collusion or spiteful play. For example, without the undroppable list, a weaker team (such as one that will most likely not make the playoffs as the end of the season draws near) could simply drop their star players to waivers to be picked up by higher-ranked teams in their league in order to give a team an unfair advantage. The list will be updated and amended as player values change due to performance and/or injuries.
The list of undroppable players is determined and managed solely at the discretion of the commissioner's office. Note that the undroppable status does NOT effect your ability to trade the player or move a player in and out of your starting lineup.