Your offseason duties and deadlines


Regular Season Deadline:
When week 16 is released you will have 10 days to have all 16 weekly games uploaded for stats to count. Any game uploaded past due (barring any extenuating circumstances or extensions granted by admins) will not be counted toward performance gain consideration.

When all games have been uploaded or when the deadline has passed (whichever comes first) aging ceremonies will be conducted. (See the page on aging for details of this ceremony). If you notice afterward that a mistake has been made in the rolling ceremony simply correct it by posting on the board the error.


Playoffs:
Playoff seeding is determined by regular season record. The 3 division winners get playoff berths as seeds 1, 2, and 3, while the 2 wild card teams are seeded 4 and 5. Tiebreaking procedures follow the NFL and are contained here. The conference winner gets a bye the first round of playoffs. The 4 and 5 seed wild card teams play each other as sort of a play-in to the normal playoff bracket, the winner of which plays the conference winner in round 2.


Rookie Draft:
The college rookie draft begins as soon as all regular season games are uploaded. Look for posts on the message board concerning the start of the draft. The draft will start as a rolling untimed draft. 24 hours after the Superbowl game is uploaded the time limit will start. The 1st round will have a 4 hour time limit. The 2nd round will have a 3 hour time limit. The 3rd and 4th rounds will have a 2 hour time limit, and the 5th round will have a 1 hour time limit. If you know you will be absent for your selection use the autorank system to rank up to 10 players or send a list of prioritized selections to a trusted league member. If you fail to pick within your alotted time you will be skipped, and you may make your selection at any point after that, but you will have to select only from the remaining players. If you cannot make a selection due to a WTFphile error, report it ASAP on the board or someone who can represent you if you are unavailable.

The first 12 picks in the draft are first assigned by ranking teams by their regular season records. Picks 1-4 are then placed into a lottery where each pick has an equal 25% chance of acquiring the #1 overall draft pick. After that the remaining picks are placed back into the lottery with an equal chance (~33%) to acquire the 2nd slot, etc. This process is repeated for picks 5-8 and 9-12. The other 8 playoff teams maintain their position in the draft based on playoff performance and regular season record.

Offseason Deadlines:
At the conclusion of the draft owners will have 5 days to make trades. (KEEP IN MIND THAT DRAFT PICKS CANNOT BE TRADED MORE THAN 1 YEAR IN ADVANCE. i.e. in the 1981 offseason, I cannot trade my 1983 draft picks. I have to wait until the 1982 offseason. This is to protect a franchise's future integrity).

Trade offers will be public! All trade offers pending and declined will be viewable in a dedicated page on the site.

Final roster cuts must be made within 24 hours after the trade deadline (6 days after the draft).

Free agent claims must be made within 24 hours of the roster cuts deadline (7 days after the draft). Normal FA rules apply during this 24 hour period, but no new claims may be made after the 24 hour deadline. KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU MAY NOT ACQUIRE FAs THAT WOULD NECESSITATE ANOTHER ROSTER CUT AT THIS POINT!

Final rosters are due within 24 hours of the free agency deadline (8 days after the draft). Ensure that you have applied all preformance gains earned during the offseason before this deadline passes or else they will be considered lost. You are allowed a 35 man roster. You must have 30 players on your active squad and a maximum of 5 on your practice squad. WTFphile will update your roster automatically if any of these conditions are not met.
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