The Player Eliminator Game (PEG) is a fantasy football game in which participants select NFL players and compete to see who can get the most PEG Points based on the game play described below.
Prior to the start of the NFL season, the Game Administrator (Rotoworld.com) will create the list of available players (the Pool). The Pool will consist of players on NFL rosters at that time. The Game Administrator will assign each player a PEG position. PEG Positions will not change once they have been assigned. Players will be added at the discretion of the Game Administrator. It is anticipated that all players on NFL rosters will be available and when players are added to an NFL roster, they will be available for the next week.
Selecting a Team:
Participants will use the full-featured website to select their team. It will have a web page that will allow them to select the players that will be on their team for that week.
Each PEG Team will complete a roster consisting of players from the following PEG Positions:
Running Back 1
Running Back 2
Wide Receiver 1
Wide Receiver 2
Wide Receiver 3
1 Tight End
1 Place Kicker
1 Defense/Special Team
1 BONUS POSITION (FNIA Player)
The Bonus Position roster spot is called the Football Night in America Player (FNIA Player). The FNIA Player can be any player on one of the two teams playing in the Sunday night game. The FNIA Player can be any PEG position. The FNIA Player can be a player who has already been a starter for that team during the season. Points will be doubled for the Bonus Position.
At each of the Running Back and Wide Receiver positions, participants MUST select different players and MUST select players that have not been selected before, even if they were not selected at that exact position. For example, if in week 1, a participant selects Terrell Owens in the Wide Receiver 1 position, s/he cannot select Terrell Owens in any position except the Bonus Position for the rest of the entire season.
All players on a roster are Starting Players (i.e. the statistics for all of the roster spots count).
Each week of the NFL season, each PEG Team may select any player in the PEG Player Pool who has not been started by that team in any previous week. Once a team has started a player, that team cannot use that player again for the remainder of the PEG game in that year.
The deadline to select players each week will be the start time of each NFL player's game. For example, if an NFL player plays on Thursday night, in order to be selected for that week a team needs to select that player by the start of the game Thursday night. Once the game has started Thursday night, that player cannot be selected nor can he be removed from the roster for that week (We will say those players are LOCKED). As another example, NFL players playing Sunday night can be selected up until the start of the game Sunday night. Once the game has started Sunday night, players in that game are locked and cannot be selected or removed from PEG Rosters for that week.
The FNIA Player must be selected by the time the Sunday night game starts. If a participant does not select an FNIA Player, they will receive no points for that PEG position.
All players receive points regardless of the position they are playing on the field. For example, a running back receives points if he throws a TD pass.
Only Defensive Teams receive points for Defensive Teams/Special Teams scoring. For example, if a wide receiver plays defense and returns an interception for a TD he DOES NOT receives 6 points. The defensive team/special teams that he plays on receives the points.
Note: Athletes receive yardage points only for full 15, 30 or 50-yard increments. For example, a running back rushes for 102 yards and catches passes for another 61 yards. That athlete scores 10 fantasy points; 6 points for 90 yards rushing (drop the extra 12 yards) and 4 fantasy points for 60 yards receiving (drop the extra 1 yard). Athletes will not score negative points for negative yardage totals.
* Return Yards includes yards gained on Punt Returns, Kickoff Returns, Interception Returns, and Fumble Recovery Returns. Return Yards points are ONLY awarded to the DT/ST not to the individual player.
Total Points will be total team points and will not take into account which team was on the field. If the offensive team throws an interception that is returned for a TD, that is 6 points that counts as Total Points. There are two many circumstances that cannot be determined or explained to only calculate/count points against a defensive team. Total Points is the entire team's performance; offense, defense and special teams.
Total Yards is the aggregate of rushing yards against and passing yards against.
We receive official scoring changes after the statistics come in on the day after games are played. Each game is reviewed for accuracy and sometimes changes are made. We will list these changes on the site for clarity. All statistics and standings will be updated using these official scoring changes when they do occur.
When calculating an overall score for each team, each team's best 14 weeks will be used. If a team plays all 17 weeks of the season, the team's 3 lowest week totals will be discarded. This will allow teams to enter PEG after the first week of the season and still be competitive, and also it allows teams to miss a week or more and still be competitive.
Each PEG Team will be randomly assigned to a division. There will be 20 teams per division. The divisions are intended to provide teams a small group to compete within, in addition to the national group.
In addition to the divisions, participants will be allowed to create and join groups. These groups will allow participants to view standings and selections for up to 10 groups. Some examples of groups that participants might create for themselves are family, friends, college friends, softball buddies, etc.