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Position Changes for July (Published Sat Jul 4 1:48:23 a.m. ET 2020)

The following player position changes will be made on Saturday, July 4th, to bring our player database up-to-date with the FantasySharks.com depth charts:

  • ARI: Dylan Cantrell from WR to TE
  • ARI: Aaron Brewer from LB to TE
  • DET: Jamal Agnew from CB to WR
  • GB : Treyvon Hester from DT to DE
  • LVR: Tanner Muse from S to LB
  • MIA: Malcolm Perry from QB to RB
  • NO : Taquan Mizzell from WR to RB

Discount Deadline Extended! (Published Wed Jun 10 5:30:21 p.m. ET 2020)

The early bird discount deadline for MyFantasyLeague.com has been extended! If you haven't paid for your league yet, you still have time to save $20 if you purchase your league by midnight on Saturday, June 13th!

You can review our Purchase Policy for the 2020 season for full details on how your payment will be handled if there is a partial or canceled NFL season.

And don't forget to take full advantage of our Customer Referral Program, which allows you to earn $30 (or $60, or more!) discounts on your 2021 league purchase for next season with each referral!

Early Bird Discount Ends Wednesday! (Published Mon Jun 8 12:47:37 a.m. ET 2020)

Our early bird discount deadline ends on Wednesday night! If you haven't purchased your league(s) for 2020 yet, be sure to do that by Wednesday, June 10th to take advantage of the $20 early bird discount.

You can review our Purchase Policy for the 2020 season for full details on how your payment will be handled if there is a partial or canceled NFL season.

And don't forget to take full advantage of our Customer Referral Program, which allows you to earn $30 (or $60, or more!) discounts on your 2021 league purchase for next season with each referral!

Early Bird Discount Deadline! (Published Thu Jun 4 11:51:40 p.m. ET 2020)

Our early bird discount deadline is rapidly approaching! If you haven't already purchased your league(s) for 2020, be sure to do so by Wednesday, June 10th to make sure you take advantage of the $20 early bird discount.

And don't forget to take full advantage of our Customer Referral Program, which allows you to earn $30 (or $60, or more!) discounts on your 2021 league purchase (for next season) with each referral!

As always, please let us know if you have any comments, questions or suggestions for the site.

Sincerely,
The MyFantasyLeague.com Team

MFL Purchase Policy for 2020 Leagues (Published Wed May 27 11:06:14 p.m. ET 2020)

Our early bird discount deadline is coming up in about 2 weeks, so we wanted to provide more information about our purchase policy for the 2020 season. Here at MFL, we are forging ahead with the assumption that the NFL will play all of their games as scheduled starting on September 10th. But there is obviously some uncertainty regarding all future sporting events, and we realize the NFL season could potentially be postponed, canceled, or only play a partial season. With that in mind, here is our purchase policy for the 2020 season:

  • If you purchase your MFL league and the NFL cancels the 2020 season completely, then your league payment will be automatically carried over to the 2021 season.
  • If the NFL plays at least 7 weeks of the season (whether it is a continuous 7 weeks or broken up into several periods), then we will consider it to be a full season, and your MFL purchase will be considered as payment for the 2020 fantasy season as usual.
  • If the NFL plays at least 1 week, but less than 7 weeks, then we will consider it to be a partial season, and your league payment will be carried over to the 2021 season.
  • We've always had a flexible refund policy through Week #4 of the season, but we've updated it for clarity since the 2020 season has the potential to be an unusual one:
    • You can request a full refund if you won't be using your league for the 2020 season, but refund requests must be made before the season starts. After the NFL season kicks off with their first official game, then your payment will be considered to be applied to the league for the 2020 season, and the above policies for your payment will be in effect.
    • Any refund requests received after the NFL seasons starts will only be eligible to receive 50% of the purchase price.
    • As always, refunds are only available until week #4 of the season. After week 4, then refunds are no longer available.

Regardless of what happens with the NFL this season, we will continue to operate MFL as usual, so you will have full access to your league for the entire 2020 fantasy season. This means you can manage your rosters (by making waiver moves and trades, and conducting drafts and auctions as needed). You can also use the league message board, chat, polls, articles, etc. to keep in touch with all of the owners and keep them engaged in the league. All of your league information will be maintained and ready to go in 2021, no matter what happens with the 2020 NFL season. If there aren't any games played, then stats and scores will not be updated, but otherwise everything else in your league will be available.

Hopefully this helps clarify the fantasy football season for you as commissioner of your MFL league. We understand that it can be frustrating and time consuming as a fantasy commissioner when there is uncertainty about the NFL season. We'll provide more guidance in the future as needed to help you deal with contingencies for your fantasy league if it starts looking like the season could be postponed or interrupted. In the meantime, keep in mind that MFL has full support for on-line drafts and auctions, so if your league usually gets together in person for your draft or auction, you have options to conduct them on-line this year to avoid getting together in person.

Delete Invalid Trades (Published Wed May 6 9:28:28 p.m. ET 2020)

The "For Owners > Trades" screen has been updated to allow owners to Delete All Invalid Trades with the click of a button. Now if you propose the same trade to a bunch of different owners at the same time, you can click a button to delete all of the extra offers after it has been accepted. Note that this only applies to trade offers that were made by you. It does not delete invalid trades that were offered to you.

Dynasty and Keeper Leagues (Published Mon May 4 7:19:40 p.m. ET 2020)

MFL has always supported Dynasty and Keeper Leagues as well as basic Redraft Leagues. Any league could become a dynasty league when upgrading to the next season by transferring all of the rosters after the upgrade process. And keeper leagues could transfer rosters and then setup a timeframe to select which players to keep during the off-season.

This year we're adding a specific option to indicate what type of league you have. Now the "For Commissioners > Setup > Dynasty and Keepers Setup" screen has been updated to include a specific option for selecting what type of league you have (Dynasty, Keeper, or Redraft). You should select your league type this year so MFL knows whether or not to automatically transfer your rosters when you upgrade next season. We'll be sure to send a reminder about this option before the season is over to help ease the transition from year to year.

Position Changes for May (Published Fri May 1 6:40:35 a.m. ET 2020)

The following player position changes will be made on Friday, May 1st, to bring our player database up-to-date with the FantasySharks.com depth charts:

  • ARI: Rashard Lawrence from DE to DT
  • ATL: Marlon Davidson from DE to DT
  • DAL: Aldon Smith from LB to DE
  • DEN: Christian Covington from DT to DE
  • DET: Jashon Cornell from DT to DE
  • GB : Gerald Willis from DT to DE
  • GB : Jonathan Garvin from DE to LB
  • HOU: Jonathan Greenard from DE to LB
  • JAX: Abry Jones from DT to DE
  • JAX: Al Woods from DT to DE
  • KC : L'Jarius Sneed from S to CB
  • LVR: Lamarcus Joyner from S to CB
  • LVR: Lynn Bowden from WR to RB
  • MIN: Brian Cole from CB to S
  • MIN: James Lynch from DE to DT
  • NYJ: Jabari Zuniga from DE to LB
  • NYJ: Nate Hairston from CB to S
  • NYJ: Quinnen Williams from DT to DE
  • PIT: Alex Highsmith from DE to LB
  • SEA: Darrell Taylor from LB to DE
  • SF : Dontae Johnson from S to CB
  • TEN: Larrell Murchison from DT to DE
  • TEN: Chris Jackson from S to CB
  • WAS: Jonathan Allen from DE to DT
  • WAS: Montez Sweat from LB to DE
  • WAS: Matt Ioannidis from DE to DT
  • WAS: Ryan Kerrigan from LB to DE
  • WAS: Caleb Brantley from DE to DT
  • WAS: Antonio Gibson from WR to RB

Drafts AND Auctions (Published Mon Apr 27 10:08:50 p.m. ET 2020)

MFL has always allowed leagues to conduct both an Auction and a Draft in the same season. But the method to allow both wasn't always clear on the General League Setup page, especially if your league wanted to conduct a Live Auction followed by a Live Draft later in the year, for example.

We've updated that now to make it easier to specify that you want Both Draft and Auction on the "For Commissioners > Setup > General League Setup" screen. Then after that option is selected you can choose between a Live or Email Draft on the General Draft and Timer Setup screen and a Live or Email Auction on the General Auction Setup screen. Note that some options on these Draft and Auction Setup screens will change depending on whether you select the Live or Email option since some settings are only relevant one type or the other.

Franchise Summary report (Published Wed Apr 22 6:33:47 p.m. ET 2020)

There is a new "Reports > Franchise > Franchise Summary" report available now. This new screen will allow you to confirm the status of each franchise by summarizing various helpful information about the rosters, salaries, and lineups, etc. You can still use the full "Reports > Franchise > Franchise Information" report for more details about each franchise, but this report condenses the following info:

  • Last Access - this column will show the last access time of each franchise owner. Keep in mind that the "last access" is only updated when they visit the league home page or perform a specific franchise action, such as submitting a lineup or making a waiver move.
  • Roster/IR/Taxi - these columns give you a quick overview of roster sizes.
  • Salary Cap/Total Salary - for leagues that have a salary cap, these columns will summarize the salary status of each franchise.
  • Blind Bid Balance - for leagues that use Blind Bidding Waivers, this will track the franchise balances for you.
  • Abilities Off - this column will remind you about any franchises that have their abilities removed for various functions.
  • Weekly Lineup - this column will give you a quick confirmation of which teams haven't submitted a lineup yet.
  • Legal Roster - this column will point out any franchises that have an invalid roster (based on roster position limits, etc).

More Player Info on Trades screen (Published Sun Apr 19 6:17:31 p.m. ET 2020)

The "For Owners > Trades" screen has been updated with more information about the players on the rosters to help aanalyize player values while making trade proposals. In addition to the Bye Week and the YTD Fantasy Points, there are now two additional columns for "% Owned" and "Ranking". The Percentage Owned shows how many leagues own each player across the entire MFL system. It will give you a sense of how popular or common that player is. The Ranking is the Fantasy Sharks Player Ranking for each player on the roster. You can use the "Links > Fantasy Links" menu item to view the full Player Rankings Report which shows the player rankings along with their ADP rankings and how they compare.

The "Reports > Franchise > Trade Bait" screen has also been updated with the additional player info, so you'll see the player rankings and percent owned columns there as well.

Email Log report (Published Tue Apr 14 1:45:45 p.m. ET 2020)

The Email Log report has been moved and updated to show more information. It used to be on the "For Commissioners" pull down menu, but now it accessed from the "Communications > Email Log" menu item. The report will show more details about email messages that were blocked or had errors while sending. In addition, the report is now accessible by Owners instead of just the Commissioner, so the franchise owners in your league will be able to confirm when the system sent them messages, and also confirm if there were errors while trying to send them email notifications.

Sortable Trade Bait (Published Sun Apr 12 1:35:57 p.m. ET 2020)

The Trade Bait Screen has been cleaned up a bit and improved so the Trade Bait listings can be sorted by either the Franchise or Date. You can click on the column headers in that listing now to sort by either of those two columns. The "Action" column has also been updated to allow quick access to either "Delete" your own trade bait or to "Propose" a trade with any other franchise in the list.

Future Draft Pick Trading Abilities (Published Fri Apr 10 4:28:35 p.m. ET 2020)

There is a new option to disable the ability for an owner (or multiple owners) to Trade Future Draft Picks. It is on by default if your league has been set up to trade future draft picks already. If an owner has their ability turned OFF for Trading Future Draft Picks, then they can't offer their picks to other owners in a trade. And if an owner has their ability turned ON, but another owner does not, then the owner with the ability enabled will not be able to complete a trade involving the other owner's future draft picks, so it works both ways. The ability is verified by the system both at the time of offering a trade, and at the time of approving a trade. So it is feasible to offer a Future Draft Pick while the ability is turned on, and then have the trade rejected if the commissioner turned off the ability in the meantime.

This option was added to help commissioners in Dynasty Leagues keep track of owners that haven't paid their league dues yet. If your league requires an owner to pay their entry fees or other dues for a future year(s) before they can trade their assets from those future season(s), then this option should help monitor and control those owners.

This new option is on the "For Commissioners > Setup > Abilities Setup" screen. Note that it only appears if you have previously selected the option to allow Trading of Future Draft Picks on the Trades Setup screen.

Site Maintenance on Saturday, April 11th. (Published Tue Apr 7 8:59:32 p.m. ET 2020)

MyFantasyLeague.com will be conducting routine but essential maintenance on our servers and network infrastructure starting on Saturday at 7am ET. As part of this process, your fantasy football leagues will not be accessible starting on Saturday morning, April 11th at 7am ET. The maintenance may require up to 12 hours, but we are hoping to complete it by early afternoon. Thanks in advance for your patience during this scheduled downtime, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your league.

Please be sure to take the following action for your league if needed:

  • If your league is currently conducting an email draft with a timer, then be sure to turn the timer OFF for your league draft by Friday night at the latest. Then when the site comes back online, you can continue your draft and turn the timer back on, but only after one pick has been made.
  • If your league is currently conducting an email auction, we recommend that you end all player auctions by Friday night. Then when the site comes back on-line, you can start putting more players up for auction at that time. The other option is to change the auction timer to a longer period such as 2 days, and then resume bidding after the site is back online. You could then change the timer back to a shorter clock after all open bids have been updated.

These steps are required because your draft timer and auction timers will not run while the system is down, but as soon as your league comes back on-line, these timers will automatically resume as if they were left on the whole time - which could cause problems with draft picks timing out and auctions ending immediately.

Position Changes for April (Published Mon Apr 6 7:37:42 p.m. ET 2020)

The following player position changes will be made on Tuesday, April 7th, to bring our player database up-to-date with the FantasySharks.com depth charts:

  • ARI: Charles Washington from CB to S
  • ARI: Jalen Thompson from CB to S
  • ARI: Trevon Coley from DT to DE
  • ARI: Caraun Reid from DT to DE
  • ARI: Jordan Phillips from DT to DE
  • ATL: Dante Fowler from LB to DE
  • ATL: Kemal Ishmael from LB to S
  • BAL: Jihad Ward from DT to DE
  • BUF: Leterrius Walton from DE to DT
  • CAR: Zach Kerr from DE to DT
  • CAR: Juston Burris from CB to S
  • CAR: Stacy McGee from DE to DT
  • CHI: Robert Quinn from DE to LB
  • CHI: Abdullah Anderson from DT to DE
  • CIN: Trayvon Henderson from S to CB
  • DEN: Shelby Harris from DT to DE
  • DEN: Dre'Mont Jones from DT to DE
  • DEN: Deyon Sizer from DT to DE
  • DET: Frank Herron from DT to DE
  • GB : Tyler Lancaster from DT to DE
  • GB : Will Redmond from CB to S
  • GB : Tramon Williams from S to CB
  • HOU: Jake Martin from DE to LB
  • JAX: Rodney Gunter from DE to DT
  • JAX: Cassius Marsh from DE to LB
  • LAC: Cortez Broughton from DE to DT
  • LAR: Tanzel Smart from DT to DE
  • LAR: Jake McQuaide from LB to DT
  • LAR: Sebastian Joseph-Day from DE to DT
  • MIA: Eric Rowe from CB to S
  • MIN: Ifeadi Odenigbo from DT to DE
  • NE : Tashawn Bower from DE to LB
  • NE : Byron Cowart from DE to DT
  • NO : Noah Spence from LB to DE
  • NYG: Rashaan Gaulden from S to CB
  • NYG: Julian Love from CB to S
  • PHI: Jalen Mills from CB to S
  • PHI: Albert Huggins from DE to DT
  • SF : Jimmie Ward from CB to S
  • SF : D.J. Reed from S to CB
  • TB : Codey McElroy from TE to WR
  • TB : Deiondre' Hall from S to CB
  • TEN: Jack Crawford from DT to DE
  • TEN: Vic Beasley from DE to LB
  • TEN: Jordan Williams from DE to LB
  • TEN: Kareem Orr from CB to S
  • TEN: DaQuan Jones from DE to DT
  • WAS: Simeon Thomas from S to CB
  • WAS: Nate Orchard from LB to DE

Displaying Undroppable Players (Published Wed Apr 1 11:28:21 p.m. ET 2020)

The Add/Drop page and the Drop Players page previously did not show players that could not be dropped. For example, if a player's game already kicked off, such as on Thursday night, and they were in the starting lineup, then they aren't able to be dropped until the following week. Or if the league is setup with a minimum stay on roster requirement, or if the league is using a Can't Cut List. Now the Add/Drop page has been updated to include those players that are not eligible to be dropped, but they will be marked to indicate why they can't be dropped at the moment. This should hopefully help owners avoid trying to enter waiver moves that would be invalidated at the time of waiver processing.

Deluxe League Waiver Order (Published Wed Mar 25 11:13:46 p.m. ET 2020)

Some of the waiver order screens have been updated for Deluxe Leagues to show each unit (conference or division) separately.

  • The "Reports > Standings > Waivers Tiebreakers" report will now show each conference or division with their own tiebreaker order.
  • In addition, the "For Commissioners > Setup > Custom Waiver Order" screen will now allow you set up a custom order for each conference or division separately.

ADP Rankings (Published Sun Mar 22 8:51:37 p.m. ET 2020)

The Average Draft Position (ADP) Rankings Report has been updated for the 2020 season to make it more useful and accurate. You can access it from the "Links > Fantasy Links > ADP Report" menu item. Keep in mind that if you access the ADP Rankings report directly from your league, it will only show ADP rankings for leagues similar to yours. If you want to view ADP for all leagues, then be sure to click the link near the top that says "Remove this filter and show data for all leagues instead."

The ADP Rankings report is now using the new report engine with standard headers and pagination options. In addition, here is a summary of the significant changes and updates:

  • The Time Frames available for the report have been consolidated to make them easier to understand and to make them more useful:
    • Recent: This is the default, and will include drafts from the past 2 weeks when viewed in the summer months when a lot of drafts are taking place. It will include drafts from the past 3 or 4 weeks earlier in the offseason.
    • All: Include ADP rankings from All Drafts in the system for the current season.
    • Draft: Only include drafts that start after the NFL Draft in late April.
    • June: Drafts conducted after June 1st.
    • July: Drafts conducted after July 1st.
    • Aug: Drafts conducted after August 1st.
    • Aug 15: Drafts conducted after August 15th.
    • Start: Drafts after the NFL season kicks off.
    • Mid: Drafts after our Free Mid-season Leagues are available (week 8).
    • Playoffs: Drafts after our Free NFL Playoff Leagues are available (week 15).
  • A new Roster column will show which fantasy teams own the players in the list when viewing the report from the league. This column is hidden when viewing the overall rankings for all league types and sizes.
  • A new Status column shows the injury status of the player, and also indicates with an asterisk if they are out for the season and therefore would not be auto-picked.
  • The Percent (%) Selected column replaces the previous "Number of Drafts" column, so now it will show what percentage of total leagues the player was selected in.
  • Better handling of how Keeper leagues are classified to make their rankings more accurate.
  • Better handling of deluxe leagues and drafts that span across time frames to make their draft rankings more accurate.
  • Auto picks within a draft are not included, so the rankings only include draft picks made by humans.
  • The corresponding API calls have been updated to include the new timeframes and other parameters.
  • In addition all of the above changes, the filters at the top of the report allow you to select:
    • Any Position or choose a specific position.
    • All Players or only Rookies.
    • All Players or only players without Injuries
    • All League Sizes or specific league sizes.
    • PPR or non-PPR leagues (or both).
    • All Draft Types or Full Redraft leagues or Keeper drafts or Rookie Only drafts.
    • Include or Exclude Mock Drafts.

Top Transactions report (Published Fri Mar 20 6:06:40 p.m. ET 2020)

The "Reports > Players > Top Adds/Drops/Starters" report has been updated to use our new report engine, which will provide consistency to the way reports are displayed and accessed. We will gradually convert other reports to the same layout, which includes more consistent report and column headings and the ability to page through longer reports or show all of the info on a single page.

This report also has a few content related updates:

  • The Bye weeks will be taken into account where appropriate: The Most Added report will indicate players coming off a bye week, and the Most Dropped report will flag players going into a bye week.
  • The Most Traded report has been added as an option.
  • The data has been refined to be more accurate. For example, Draft Only leagues are no longer included in the analysis of Most Added/Dropped since those leagues don't have transactions.
  • The report will be more relevant in the preseason now. It will show data for the past 7 days during the preseason to keep the data fresher and better reflect recent activity. During the regular season, it will show the current week's information (note that a fantasy week consists of Tuesday through Monday).

Loading Auction Values as Salaries (Published Thu Mar 12 9:02:40 p.m. ET 2020)

There is a new option on the Select a Packaged Salary screen for Auction Leagues that want to load their final auction values as Player Salaries. This happens automatically if you set up your Salary Caps ahead of time (before you conduct your auction). However, if you forgot to set up your salary cap before you conducted your auction, you can now use this new option to load the values after the auction is completed. Just select the new option on the Select Packaged Salary screen called "Load them from the final bid value in this league's auction."

Loading Player Acquired Info (Published Wed Mar 11 12:20:00 a.m. ET 2020)

The Player Acquired Information can be tracked in a league and displayed on the Roster report. It can optionally show when a player was drafted or auctioned, or picked up via waivers or trade, etc. This option has been available for a long time, and we have a couple of new options available now on the For Commissioners > Setup > Edit Player Acquired Info screen to help update the info in various circumstances.

Select the check box at the bottom of the screen to "Clear all data from 2019 and earlier" if you carried the information over by mistake when you upgraded the league. There is also a new option to "Load Values From Current Draft (or Auction)", which can be used to update the values after a draft or auction is completed. Use this if you forgot to select those options from the Player Acquired Setup screen at the start of the season. Please be aware that these options cannot be undone after they are selected.

Load jQuery Library (Published Sat Mar 7 4:34:19 p.m. ET 2020)

There is a new option to Load jQuery Library on the "For Commissioners > Setup > Images and Other URLs" setup screen. If you turn this option on, it will load the standard jQuery library in the header of each page.

Note that this is an Advanced Option and should ONLY be used if you are familiar with jQuery and know how to use it for customizing your league. If you're not sure about it, then do NOT change this option to Yes.

Open Auctions Limit (Published Thu Mar 5 9:50:27 p.m. ET 2020)

There is a new option for Email Auctions to allow the Number of Players up for Auction to be limited on a per Franchise basis. Previously, the system only enforced the Total number of players up for Auction for the entire league. You can set this new option on the "For Commissioners > Setup > General Auction Setup screen if you have an Email (Slow) Auction selected on the General League Setup page.

The new option is under the "Maximum Number Of Players That Can Be Up For Auction At One Time:" section. The default is 1 Open Auction per Nominating Franchise. For large leagues that want to have a lot of players being auctioned off simultaneously, this option will allow you to limit any one team from dominating the auction block by setting a max per Franchise. Note that this new option works in unison with the existing option to Limit the Number of Open Auctions per League. So for example, if you have 12 franchises, and you allow 24 open auctions for the league as a whole, you can set the per Franchise limit to 2, which would prevent one franchise from nominating more than 2 players at a time, even if there are currently less than 24 player up for auction.

Auction Nomination Order (Published Tue Mar 3 5:42:50 p.m. ET 2020)

For leagues that conduct auctions, there is an option to specify the Auction Nomination Order. This can now be set on the "For Commissioners > Setup > Auction Nomination Order" screen. It was added late last season, but we're posting it here again as a reminder for 2020 leagues that might need it. This option can be used to customize the nomination order if desired, or to update the order after new teams are added (or old teams deleted) from a league, for example.

Live Auction updates (Published Sun Mar 1 5:01:14 p.m. ET 2020)

The Live Auction screen has been updated to show more information and to make the status of the auction clearer at all times. In addition, it has been updated on the back end to make it more reliable and to handle traffic better. It also uses a new API integration for third parties that want to be able to interface with the auction.

Some of the changes include:

  • The Timer Status section in the upper left has been arranged to show more information in a consistent format, including the Current Nomination Team and Next Nominator.
  • New commissioner controls to Skip a Nomination and Cancel an ongoing Auction
  • Updated player pick list, along with a Player Work List similar to the Live Draft room.
  • Messages about Invalid Bids and nominations are displayed via a pop-up alert to make it more obvious to the owners affected by the issues.
  • The Winning Bid amount is now shown as an extra column on the Roster section in the lower right.
  • Removed the Player Profile to save space, so now you can highlight a player and use the Player Info button to view player details.

Weekly Transaction Limits (Published Thu Feb 27 10:06:59 p.m. ET 2020)

Commissioners can set optional Weekly Transaction Limits on the "For Commissioners > Setup > Waivers/Free Agents Setup" screen. There is a new option to specify when the weekly transaction limits should start being enforced. This will allow leagues to have unlimited transactions during the preseason if desired, while still limiting weekly transactions during the regular season, for example, by choosing week 2 with this option. The new setting is called "Apply the above weekly transaction limits starting on week:" and it allows you to specify the starting week. The default is week 1.

Blind Bid Adjustment comments (Published Mon Feb 24 11:01:35 p.m. ET 2020)

Commissioners can make adjustments to individual franchise Blind Bid totals on the "For Commissioners > Setup > Blind Bid Waiver Setup" screen by selecting the check box that says "Adjust Individual Franchise Blind Bid Balances?". Now that screen has been updated with a "Reason" column to allow commissioners to enter a comment if they want to explain the reason for the adjustment(s). That information will then show up on the Detailed version of the "Reports > Franchise > Blind Bid Report.

Draft Results report updates (Published Fri Feb 21 10:39:43 p.m. ET 2020)

The "Reports > League > Draft Results" report has been updated with a new column for "Elapsed Time". This will make it easier to track the amount of time each owner takes to make their picks. The "Average Time Waiting to Make Pick" section will still be updated at the bottom of the Draft report as usual.

The "Comments" column has also been updated to show your own comments in the same way as other owner comments. Previously, your own comments would appear in an edit box that made the draft report longer and more awkward to manage. Now your picks will have an "Edit Comment" button so you can click on that to edit your comments in a pop-up box if desired.

Maximum 100 Franchises (Published Thu Feb 20 4:37:37 p.m. ET 2020)

The Maximum Number of Franchises per league is now 100 (the previous maximum was 96 franchises). The average league size is only 12 franchises, so most leagues won't have to worry about such a large league option, but the number of franchises can be set on the "For Commissioners > Setup > General League Setup" screen.

Please be aware that it is much easier to increase the number of franchises than it is to reduce the number of franchises. So if you are starting a large league and you're not sure how many teams you will end up with, it is strongly advised to start with the minimum number of teams you think you might fill. Then if you end up needing to add more teams in the future as your league grows, you can always do that later. On the other hand, if you create a league with 100 franchises and only end up filling 50 of them, then you will have to tediously delete 50 franchises (one at a time) before the start of the season.

Auctions for Multi-Copy Player Leagues (Published Tue Feb 18 10:01:02 p.m. ET 2020)

Some large leagues choose to allow the same players to be owned more than once within the league. For example, Patrick Mahomes could be owned by 2 different fantasy teams within the same league. Most leagues like this choose to divide the league into divisions or conferences, and then each division or conference can own one "copy" of the player. But in very rare cases, a league may choose to allow the same player to be owned twice regardless of divisions or conferences. In these situations, there generally isn't any way to conduct an Auction, because MFL cannot assign a separate auction value to each "copy" of the player. However, some leagues have specific rules in place and still want to allow auctions, because they effectively "ignore" the value of players after they are auctioned off, and they don't have a salary cap that is tied to the auction values in any way. For these very specific types of leagues, MFL will still allow the auctions to be conducted.

Note that this is a very advanced combination of options, and only applies to a few leagues on MFL. There will be additional warnings and acknowledgements that have to be accepted in order to setup a "Multi-Copy Player Auction League" like this. Here's a short list of options that WILL NOT WORK as expected with these types of leagues, and there may be other issues, so in general we don't recommend trying to make these types of leagues work unless you already have experience with these limitations:

  • Player Salaries won't work.
  • Player Acquired info won't be available.
  • Custom Player Positions can't be used.
  • Player Locks won't work (dropping a player will lock both copies of the player)
  • Waivers won't work (only one copy of a player can be acquired during a waiver run).

Unload Keepers (Published Sun Feb 16 11:46:56 p.m. ET 2020)

For Dynasty or Keeper Leagues, MFL allows you to set up a timeframe for owners to decide which players they want to keep for the current season. After the specified date, the selected keepers are loaded and all other players are dropped. As part of the keeper process, players can be kept in lieu of draft picks. Sometimes the keepers need to be unloaded, such as when a commissioner inadvertently loads them incorrectly, or if an owner changes their mind and the commissioner decides to allow their keeper selections to be changed. In those instances, the system will now remember which players were kept in lieu of draft picks on the Load Keepers screen , so that when reloading the keepers players again, it will be quicker and easier to do that.

Changing Draft Picks (Published Fri Feb 14 11:39:42 p.m. ET 2020)

The "For Commissioners > Setup > Change Draft Pick" screen has been updated so that in addition to allowing you to Change a Draft Pick to another player, it can also be used to Undo a Draft Pick. Just select a draft pick to change without highlighting a replacement player from the list, and that will effectively remove the draft pick.

You can also use this screen to Change a Skipped Pick to a player from the list. That will effectively allow you to "make up" a pick as needed if it was skipped and you want to allow the owner to make his selection later in the draft.

Note that the Live Draft screen also has a "Skip Pick" and an "Undo Last Pick" option, so this "Change Draft Pick" option is mainly for slow email drafts, but it can also be used during a live draft to update previous picks, or to fix any draft mistakes after the draft is completed.

Clear Rosters screen (Published Wed Feb 12 9:53:34 p.m. ET 2020)

There is a new option available on the For Commissioners > Setup > Clear Rosters screen. This was mainly added for leagues that are doing some testing or otherwise want to "start over" with blank rosters for any reason. It is only available as an option in the preseason (so it won't work anymore after NFL Kickoff), and it will prompt you to confirm that you really want to Clear Rosters. It will clear the entire roster of the franchise(s) you select, including taxi squad and injured reserve players.

Compact Fantasy Schedule Report and Schedule Validator (Published Mon Feb 10 11:11:53 p.m. ET 2020)

The "Compact" version of the Reports > League > Fantasy Schedule report has been updated to use franchise abbreviations instead of franchise numbers. This should make it easier to read and analyze when you're trying to confirm that the schedule is balanced, or when checking which weeks have which match-ups.

And don't forget about the Validate Fantasy Schedule option on the Commissioner Setup screen. It will help you confirm that your schedule is balanced with the correct number of games against all franchises. It displays the total number of games against each opponent, along with a breakdown by Conference or Division where appropriate, and a breakdown of Home and Away games. It also indicates any weeks that are missing games or that have games scheduled when they shouldn't (such as during the playoffs when a corresponding playoff bracket is being used). It also totals any Bye weeks for fantasy franchises as well as any matchups against the League Average if your league uses those options. And for leagues that have doubleheader weeks, it will show if those are balanced as well.

Waiver System Updates - Hourly Processing (Published Sat Feb 8 12:09:44 p.m. ET 2020)

We made a few changes to the waiver system for 2020. In general, everything will work the same way and you don't need to change your waiver settings if they worked well for you last season. As a reminder, all of your waiver settings and league calendar entries are automatically carried forward to the new season when you upgrade your league.

The main change for 2020 is that waiver processing will only happen on an hourly basis this year. In previous years, you could set up waiver events to happen at 15 minute increments. We've streamlined the process to make things easier to manage for commissioners and to be more efficient behind the scenes. Therefore, if you had any waiver processing events last year that were not at the top of the hour, then they will be converted to take effect at the top of the hour when you upgrade your league to the new season. For example, if you had a "Process Blind Bid Waivers" event scheduled for 10:15, 10:30, or 10:45pm, then it would now be scheduled for 10:00pm instead. This hourly processing applies to the following event types:

  • Process Waivers
  • Process Blind Bid Waivers
  • Put All Free Agents on Waivers (previously called "Lock all Free Agents")
  • Unlock All Currently Locked Players
Other calendar events such as Draft and Auction starting times, as well as "No Add/Drops Allowed" and "No Trades Allowed", etc can all still be scheduled at 15 minute increments if desired.

The other change is the "Lock All Free Agents" event has been renamed to "Put All Free Agents on Waivers" instead. This change was made to hopefully help Owners understand what the event does when they view the league calendar. The result is still the same, so you don't need to change anything on your calendar.

Secure League Pages (Published Thu Feb 6 12:24:02 p.m. ET 2020)

When your league is upgraded to the 2020 season, the option to Use SSL will be turned on automatically. This change should not have any effect on your league, except to make it more secure, so you should not notice any difference. However, there are a few instances where it can cause conflicts. That's why we give each league the option to choose whether or not they want to use the SSL setting on the Reports and Security Settings screen.

Here are some issues to be aware of with this option:

  • The option to use SSL was added in 2018, and about half of the leagues had switched to it already.
  • Some web browsers will give you warnings when accessing a non-secure site, and eventually some browsers may not even load non-secure sites, so it is strongly advised to leave your league set with the SSL option from now on.
  • We will eventually remove the option to use the non-secure option, most likely in the 2021 season.
  • The only reason we allow the non-secure option now is because of some potential conflicts with third party add-ons and links to images and other resources. For example, if your league uses custom code or you have icons or images that are linked to another site, and that other site is not secure, then it may cause your league appearance to have issues. If that is the case, then a "quick fix" is to turn off your league SSL option. But that is NOT a permanent fix! Instead, you should work on converting all of the non-secure images and links and add-ons to a secure environment. Sometimes that just means changing your "http://" links to "https://". This will work if the site you are linking to already supports SSL, which is the case for most web sites now. If not, then you'll have to either move your images and links to another server, or contact the site to have them update their security options.
  • Also be aware that if you have javascript included from a non-secure site, it could potentially expose your personally identifiable information, so that is an even more important reason to convert to using 100% secure links and sites.
2020 Developers API Release Notes (Published Tue Feb 4 4:00:00 p.m. ET 2020)

During this offseason we've made a few changes to the MyFantasyLeague.com Developer's API. These changes are described below. We will add entries here as necessary during the early part of the offseason. The goal is to have the API stable by mid-May. After that the only changes that we will make will be bug fixes.

  • First of all, we have introduced an API Client Registration process. While registering your client is not a requirement to use the API, you will want to register it if you plan to use it for any kind of significant tasks. Unregistered clients will be subject to usage limits. There's more information about this on the main Developers API page.
  • The live_chat request which was used to make draft picks has finally been removed. Last year we introduced the live_draft request as a replacement.
  • The FRANCHISE_ID parameter, which was used on a few import functions to specify the target franchise of an operation has been renamed to FRANCHISE. FRANCHISE_ID will now be used exclusively to specify the franchise to impersonate. The difference between target franchise and impersonate is subtle: using a target franchise the commissioner does an operation on an owner's franchise, while impersonate the commissioner does the operation as the franchise.
  • Non-league specific calls must be directed to api.myfantasyleague.com and be made via SSL protocol (https). These are all requests that do not have L= parameter. This requirement does not apply to calls embedded on league pages via javascript. In that case you must continue to use the local host to avoid cross-domain issues.
  • The ADP request parameters have been changed. The FRANCHISES parameter has been renamed FCOUNT to avoid confusion with other uses of FRANCHISES, and the way to filter results by time has been completely revamped. This is now a simpler system that relies on specifying the PERIOD parameter to request data for drafts that started after one of a several key dates.
  • (Added Feb 5) The Trades requests now work with a trade ID. Instead of having to pass the various trade elements on every request, now the tradeResponse can indicate which trade to operate on via a trade id. The pendingTrades request will provide these ids.
  • (Added Feb 19) The nflSchedule API request has been deprecated and will not return scores or the status for in-progress games. Check this FAQ for the new way to obtain this info.
  • (Added March 5) Added a keepers import request. This may be uses to allow franchise owners to select their keepers before the keeper deadline. The keeper parameters are returned in the league export request. This request supports commissioner impersonation so the commissioner can perform this function on behalf of the individual owners as long as the Commissioner Lockout is not turned on. This request may not be used to load (accept) the keepers by the commissioner. That can only be done via the web site.
  • (Added March 20) Made some minor modifications to the Top Transactions export API calls: topAdds, topDrops, topStarters and topOwns. The week parameter has been eliminated as the data for past weeks was never accurate and we are no longer tracking it. The values returned are for the current week (or if during the pre-season, the last 7 days). They will now accept a COUNT parameter to indicate the maximum number of players to return. The default is 50 but values up to 1000 may be specified. They also accept a STATUS field which if set to FA will have the request only return Free Agents on the fantasy league. This will not work on deluxe leagues. Also added a similar topTrades export API call which returns the most traded players.
  • (Added April 27) Added a draft_kind and auction_kind attributes to the league request to indicate whether a league uses a live or email draft or auction. This information was part of the loadRosters attribute but it was unreliable for some combinations when leagues ran both auctions and drafts (or multiple drafts).
  • (Added May 15) Changed the default settings for the adp and aav requests to match the ones used by the ADP and AAV reports (when accessed via the Links > Fantasy Links menu item from a league page).
  • (Added May 21) On the weeklyResults request, mark games that ended tie when no tie-breaker defined to be a tie (T).
  • (Added June 15) Added a few extra attributes to the league export call related to Blind Bid Waivers settings. This include bbidIncrement, bbidMinimum, bbidTiebreaker and bbidFCFSCharge. Also fixed an issue that led to the attribute draft_kind not appear on the response in some cases.

This notice was last updated on June 15, 2020.