New Rule FLEX CUT
Due to the new rules concerning concussions, the number of injuries and the number of criminal’s now playing in the NFL I am attempting to make adjustments to enhance our league.
If you have a player that has been replaced using the Flex Cut it is YOUR responsibility to report when the Player has returned to action. If you fail to report it, you will LOSE any and all points your team aquired from the replacement player after he was ineligible. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
– Each team will have three (3) flex cut in addition to our traditional three (3) cuts per season.
If you own a player who is listed on the official injury report as OUT or Under SUSPENSION you may pickup a replacement player WITHOUT CUTTING the player you are replacing.
You will be allowed to use the Flex Cut Player as a replacement as long as the player being replaced continues not to play. You may continue to use the FLEX CUT PLAYER until the player you replaced comes back and makes at least one (1) play during a game.
Example: A team owns QB Tom Brady, Brady gets injured, the team owner could use his FLEX CUT to pick up an unowned QB. Example... Tony Romo is available, you could pick him up and continue to use him until Tom Brady returns and makes at least one play.
If you have started Tony Romo in your lineup and EVEN if Tom Brady is listed as WILL PLAY and everyone knows he will play, you can still use Tony Romo until Tom Brady plays at least one (1) play.
Although Tom Brady returns and plays you will be allowed to start Tony Romo and you will get all points he generates. If you decide to start the Original Player (Tom Brady) you must drop the Flex Cut Player (Tony Romo).
IF the Original Player makes a play but gets injured again (in the first game back) you may retain the Flex Player only if he is listed as OUT the following week. If he is listed as ANYTHING, under the NFL injury report, but OUT you must still release your Flex Player.
Once the Original Player plays at least one (1) down you then MUST release the Flex Player (for the following week)
OR use a cut to retain him. (Or trade, IR etc.)
If you own a player and he gets injured you may elect to pickup a replacement player prior BEFORE the injury report is published for the following week. BUT if the player you released is NOT LISTED AS OUT
, on the official NFL injury report for the following week you will:
- lose the right to the player you picked up (Player will become a Free Agent in our League)
- lose your flex-cut
- cannot pickup the player you used the flex-cut on until the following week. (New week begins on the following Tuesday)
Example: If you use a flex-cut on player “A” on week #2 but he is not listed as out for week #3 you cannot use a flex-cut on the ineligible
player you picked up until week #4.
If you use a flex-cut on player “A” and pickup player “B” then player “B” gets injured you may use another flex-cut to replace player “B”. You will retain the rights to player “A” ONLY.
Situation: You use a Flex-Cut on a player
1. You pick-up a player who plays an early game
2. Later on your ORGINAL player is NOT listed as OUT on the OFFICIAL INJURY REPORT,
A) the Team Owner will Lose the Replacement Player
B) will lose any points the Replacement Player earned that week
C) will lose his Flex-Cut
D) and as stated in the rules above (Player will become a Free Agent in our League)
The rule will also apply to any player under a suspension levied by the NFL.
Flex Cuts will be treated as our traditional cuts wherein they may be used in trades.