FBA STANDARD LEAGUE SETTINGS (Standard)
All Standard leagues -- rotisserie (Roto) or head-to-head (H2H) -- use the following standard, unalterable scoring settings.
|FBA LEAGUE BASICS (Both Roto and H2H)|
Season Starts: First day of the NBA Regular Season (Week 1 begins 12/25/11)
Season Ends: Last Day of NBA Regular Season (Week 15 ends 4/26/12)
Teams in league:10
Player universe: All NBA Players
Draft order: Randomized at draft
Lineups change: Daily -- individually at gametime
Roster locktime: Daily -- individually at gametime
Trade limit: None
Trade review period: 24 Hours
Roto acquisition limit: None
H2H acquisition limit: Avg 1/gameday per matchup
Waiver period: 1 Day
Waiver system: Move To Last After Claim, Never Reset Order
Position eligibility: Multiple possible, ESPN sets elgibility
Total Roster Size: 13 (10 starters, 3 bench)
(1) Point Guard (PG)
(1) Shooting Guard (SG)
(1) Small Forward (SF)
(1) Power Forward (PF)
(1) Center (C)
(1) Flex Guard (G) - either PG or SG
(1) Flex Forward (F) - either SF or PF
(3) Utility (Util) - Any position
The utility slots can be filled by any position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C).
Rotisserie Game Start Limits (total for position):
Each individual slot: 66 GS/season
Utility games played: 198 GS/season
Head-To-Head Acquisition Limits:
|FBA H2H LEAGUES ONLY|
Standard: Prize-Eligible Prize-Eligible leagues are composed of teams that have been purchased. For a list of prices and prize eligibility requirements, click here. As the name implies, the winner of a Prize-Eligible league will win a prize. For a list of prizes , click here. Additionally, Prize-Eligible leagues are the only leagues that will award you points in the ESPN Uber Challenge game (Category A). For more information on ESPN Uber Challenge, click here. There is no limit to the number of Standard Prize-Eligible Leagues a participant can join or create.
ESPN Fantasy Basketball offers four different league types for you to choose from. The four league types are: Standard, Prize-Eligible, ESPN Custom and League Manager. Each of these league types offer a rich and enjoyable experience for fantasy players of all levels of expertise. To assist you in choosing the best experience, we will provide a brief overview of each league type.
Standard: Free Standard Free leagues are 10-team, standard scoring leagues, which use fixed rule settings and are managed by ESPN. Both Free Standard and Prize-Eligible games have two scoring formats available during league creation: Rotisserie and Head-to-Head: Each Category. These are the most commonly used scoring formats in fantasy basketball. Participants in ESPN Fantasy Basketball can create/join a maximum of 10 Standard Free Leagues.
ESPN Custom: ESPN Custom leagues are also free, but offer customized rule setting options selected by the league creator. The league creator can choose from a variety of scoring formats and rule options to create a unique fantasy game suited to their specific settings. The ESPN Custom game has a wide variety of additional scoring and rule options to suit your fantasy needs. Once the league is created, the league settings are locked and the creator will no longer be able to edit the settings. Participants in ESPN Fantasy Basketball can create/join a maximum of 10 ESPN Custom Leagues. If a participant also plays in Standard Free Leagues, the COMBINED total cannot exceed 10 (example: a team owner participates in four ESPN Standard Free leagues and six ESPN Custom Leagues).
NOTE: ESPN Custom leagues do not have Keepers, cannot select the Offline Draft type, changing the Draft Date and Time requires a referendum, and finally Owners can not trade Draft Picks.
The two most common league type scoring formats are Roto or Head-to-Head. Rotisserie, or "Roto", is the most common way to play fantasy basketball. In this scoring type teams are ranked from first to last in each statistical category. Points are then awarded according to the order in each category, then totaled to determine an overall score and league rank. H2H Each Category is the most common type of head-to-head play in fantasy basketball. It allows you to select "X" number of statistical categories. For each scoring period, team totals are accumulated and a win, loss or tie is credited in each category based on the matchup results (i.e. 6-3-1 in a 10 category league). If selected, your league will have team schedules/playoffs and the option to set up divisions.
Custom: League Manager Custom leagues use customized rule settings and are managed by one of the players in the league (called the League Manager or LM). The LM is able to choose from a variety of scoring formats and rule options to create a unique fantasy game suited to their specific settings. In the Custom game there are five scoring formats: Rotisserie, Points-Based, and three types of Head-to-Head. In addition, there are a wide variety of additional scoring and rule options like Keepers to further tailor the league settings to suit your fantasy needs. The 10 team maximum cap also applies to LM teams (so it falls in the same category as ESPN Standard Free Leagues and ESPN Custom Leagues).