The Rules Library

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100 Yard Rush

“I’m tired of letting our league site determine draft order but I’m too lazy to do anything about it,” – Most league Commishes. Well, what if I told you there was […]

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Beer Pong Draft

Throwing it back to the ol’ College Days, the Beer Pong Draft rule is exactly what you think it is. Get all the boys back together in someone’s dirty basement […]

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Horse Race Draft

The fastest two minutes in sports – horse races are a heart pounding burst of adrenaline for sportspeople of any type. Anything can happen once those gates fly open, which […]

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March Madness Draft

We here at MyCommishRules.com think that the best time of the year – outside of the fantasy football season, of course – is March Madness. With the thrill of rooting […]

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MLB Homerun Derby

This draft order randomization rule mashes up three of America’s favorite pastimes: fantasy football, gambling, and watching steroid-riddled men crush lobbed-up baseballs deep into left field. The MLB […]

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Pick Picks

Finding out your draft order can be like opening up a Christmas gift from your great-grandmother. You can never be too sure what you’ll get but it is likely you’ll […]

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Plinko Draft

A Rule About Draft Randomization Remember those days when you would fake being sick so that you could stay home from school and avoid taking that quiz? Instead, you would

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The Most Charitable Draft

The charitable spirit has always been alive and well in Fantasy Football. Stories of recurring league donations are commonplace. Recently, Fantasy Football generosity has gained even more momentum with the […]

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Accountabilibuddy

As the fantasy season approaches (HELLO! IT’S HERE!) we know you commissioners out there have a million things on your mind. Renew the league, contact owners, fill league spots, consider […]

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Late Tax

In this League Dues Rule, it’s all about speed. The sooner a league owner pays you their annual dues, the less they will have to pay. Those that lollygag or […]

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Super Season

Can’t find a set of chumps to reliably finish out the season or come back next year? Starting to feel frustrated about a recent rash of league owner turnover? Us […]

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Head-2-Head REMIX

Anyone who has played fantasy football has had the week where they score the second most points and lose to the top scorer in the league. UGH! And what do […]

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Playoff Seed-Based Schedule

Imagine its week 12. With the playoffs looming, you find yourself on the fringe of playoff contention. What’s worse, you take a peek at the schedule, you are set to […]

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Points To Playoffs

IT IS TIME TO TALK ABOUT PLAYOFFS. Most of the time the best teams get in and all is hunky dory in the world and nobody complains. WRONG! Somebody always […]

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Rivalry Week

North Carolina-Duke. Michigan-Ohio State. Green Bay-Chicago. Rivalries are one of the major reasons why we love sports. The “Us v.s. Them” mentality keeps us coming […]

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Two-Week Playoff

Let us paint you a little picture. It is the first week of the playoffs. You have gone 13-1 and have the clear-cut best team in the league. Your […]

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Connect Four

We sat down with everyone we could find at MyCommishRules HQ (all two of us) to answer a very important question: Why are coordinated touchdown celebrations increasing in recent years? […]

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El Capitan

Morgan. Crunch. Planet. We all have a captain in our hearts. In the NFL, being captain means wearing a tiny little badge and calling heads or tails. Exhilarating. Now try to […]

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Hot Streaks

From DOWNTOWN! He’s on fire! Sometimes when you’re in the zone, you feel unstoppable. Think Ken Jennings on Jeopardy or Bobby Flay on The Iron Chef or Cersei on[…]

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Long Play Bonus

“He takes a shot downfield. Caught! 10…5…touchdown!”The deep hail mary or explosive sideline scamper are some of the most exciting plays in all of football. While these […]

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Subs

Just great! Your star running back gets injured on the opening drive of the game and puts up a big ole goose egg. Meanwhile, a mid-tier running back on […]

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Tiered PPR

Today, the Point-Per-Reception (PPR) scoring format is becoming pretty much ubiquitously used in fantasy football leagues. It’s a fun and easy way to add more points to your league. […]

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Cut Flex & Run

Flex position is so wide open and possibly the most difficult position to peg down from week-to-week. Many leagues allow RB/WR/TE and some even a second QB. […]

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Dead Weight

Ties may be acceptable in the NFL, but this here is Fantasy Football and the stakes are REAL, people. Every year there is a tie in the league and every […]

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Overtime Player

Look, we’ve all heard the horror stories about how you only needed ONE MORE POINT from your Monday Night WR to avoid tying Jeff in your office league. In Head-2-Head […]

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Multiple Keepers

So you have grown tired of your Standard Keeper league and want to up the ante? This format is for your greedy little owners who were not satisfied just keeping […]

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Rounded Keepers

Keepers leagues have become a common league practice. In a standard keeper league, you are able to carry over a certain number of players from your previous year’s roster to […]

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Standard Keeper

So you have found a league full of reliable idiots who come back year after year for the friendly (or cutthroat) banter-filled excitement that is the fantasy football season […]

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Boot Kickers

Heading into the Fantasy Football season the biggest question on everyone’s mind was this: Who do I spend my 15th round pick on? Greg Zuerlein or Stephen Gostkowski? Sure, Gostkowski […]

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Drop Defense

Less predictable than a family reunion is the DST position in any fantasy football league. A good NFL defense can sometimes translate to successful fantasy football numbers, but no expert […]

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So Flex Zone

They knowwwww better. And you should know better as well. Gone are the days where we put owners in a box and limit their freedom and creativity. “You must have […]

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Superflex

You know how every word becomes better when you put “super” in front of it? Super Bowl. Superman. Super Buffet. See what I mean? So what does this mean for […]

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Commish Trade Veto

Remember that time your parents let you dress however you wanted and you went to school wearing a cape and your sister’s pants and roller skates and I’m beginning to think […]

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Trade Deadline

Maybe a trade deadline seems too aggressive for your league. Hey, we’re all just here to have fun, right? Until Jeff, 3-10, postseason dreams dashed and life crumbling around him, […]

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Trade Summit

There is a reason the Fantasy Draft is one of the most exciting aspects of each fantasy football league. It is the meeting of the minds where all you leaguemates […]

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Free Agent Acquisition Budget

Boy that’s a mouthful. So let’s stick to FAAB (pronounced FAB), as in “what a fabulous new way to handle waivers in my fantasy league.” If you have never been that person who […]

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Free Agent Auction

There is a reason the draft is one of the most anticipated events of every season, NFL and Fantasy Football alike. There is heartbreak and surprise and it is a […]

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Redraft at Bernie’s

It is week 7 and you are 2-5 and the season seems lost and for some reason even your own dog looks disappointed in you, but wait. What is this? […]

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Player Pink Slips

You’ve probably heard of street racers putting up their cars as the prize in a winner-takes-all race (shoutout Vin Diesel). We borrow heavily from our drag racing friends […]

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Rename Is The Game

I once lost the naming rights to the middle name of my first-born child because of the result of an NFL game. The fear of this ever coming to fruition […]

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ACT A Fool

We could argue about whether or not standardized tests are ruining America’s education system all day. But, instead of doing that here, we’ll make the most of an unfortunate situation […]

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Donate to Charity

Losing sucks but philanthropy rules. As we’ve mentioned previously on this website, fantasy football is the perfect excuse to raise money for a good cause. Here are at least a […]

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Live. Last. Love.

You know how when you walk into any Baby Boomer’s house, you immediately get bombarded with an array of quasi-motivational sayings embroidered on pillows, stamped on coasters, and […]

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Loser, Loser, Buy My Dinner

In the NFL, you hear about how poorly rookies get treated by league veterans – kids backpacks, locking them out of the facility, etc. But, one of our favorite hazing shenanigans […]

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Regular Season Winner

We all know that the league champion gets paid. And most of us know that the league runner-up also gets paid. The end of season payout is the reason we […]

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Undisputed Champ

You’ve battled your opponents well throughout the entire season. You’ve body slammed a few, you’ve been body slammed. You’ve been the crowd favorite, you might have even turned heel for a time. […]

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Weekly Goals

“I want it now,” said the bad egg girl in Willy Wonka and BOY DID SHE GET IT. Well we feel you and that is why we are introducing the […]

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Awards SZN

When I was in kindergarten I got an award for best napper, and when I was 22 years old I bought myself a “Bedtime Champ” ribbon at a dollar store. […]

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Bingo Bango

Ever feel like you should be rewarded even more for all the monster games players on your roster have throughout the season? This Bingo Rule combines the best of fantasy […]

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