EFFECTIVE DATE: October 19, 2016
2016 CBSSports.com DraftMaster Service
DraftMaster is a mobile-only game. If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet or wireless device that allows you to access DraftMaster, you may enter DraftMaster on any of those devices during the NFL regular season (as defined below). Participating via a wireless device, may result in you being charged data rates according to the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier's rate plan may vary, and participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this game.
DraftMaster is a free fantasy football service that offers users the ability to create and/or join private fantasy leagues of up to 8 users. Each private league has a commissioner, standard settings and lasts for the duration of the NFL season. Most standard settings within the DraftMaster cannot be changed.
Users can be invited to join leagues by a commissioner or other league member(s), depending on league rules. Once in a league, users draft their teams weekly and compete amongst friends to win the league title.
The commissioner of a fantasy football league is responsible for coordinating and managing the league. CBSI will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding alleged rules violations or anything else in connection with DraftMaster.
2. League Setup
DraftMaster is a mobile-only game. All participants will need to download the DraftMaster mobile app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store in order to sign up and play.
DraftMaster is FREE to play. All participants will need to agree to comply with game rules prior to signing up. If you are not a Registered User (as defined below), you'll be prompted to register free with CBSI prior to signing up for DraftMaster. Data charges may apply depending on your mobile service plan.
When you first sign-in, you will be prompted to create a "GamerTag." Your GamerTag is your team name that will display in all of your DraftMaster fantasy leagues. Your GamerTag will be your primary identifier throughout the product. Your GamerTag must be unique.
In addition to creating a GamerTag, you will be prompted to allow DraftMaster to send alerts to your mobile device via push notifications. It is recommended to enable push notifications to ensure you are aware of significant events as they occur in your league(s).
DraftMaster is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users; (b) legal residents of the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada (excluding Quebec) (for purposes of clarity all other US territories and possessions are expressly excluded); (c) at least thirteen (13) years old, at the date of registration in the Challenge to DraftMaster. Void where prohibited by law.
If you are not a Registered User you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the CBSSports.com registration form by going here on CBSSports.com. There is no fee or charge to you to become a Registered User.
From the home screen of the DraftMaster app, you must tap Create New League to initiate the league creation process. The only information required at the time of creation is the name of the league. You have up to 26 characters at your disposal when naming your league; the name does not need to be unique. You will not be able to proceed until a league name has been set. Tap Create League, to create your league.
For all DraftMaster leagues, the commissioner has the ability to configure invite settings during initial league setup. The league invite setting will either be open or closed.
Open invites, which is the default setting, means all the league members having the ability to invite users to join the league. Closed invites means only the commissioner may invite users to a league.
Commissioners have the ability to remove any league member regardless of selected invite settings, however this must be done prior to start of league season.
Start of Season
The commissioner will have the ability to officially start the league's season once the league has at least 4 confirmed users. Commissioner's can start the league season by starting the first draft.
3. First League Draft
Extended Draft Overview
Each fantasy football team will acquire its players through a draft. DraftMaster leverages an extended online draft format that takes place over multiple days, allowing users to make their draft picks on their own time.
The commissioner will manually trigger the start of the league's first draft. Once the league draft has begun, you will receive an alert via push notification. Tapping on the alert will launch the app and redirect users to the draft room.
The draft order will appear on the left side of the draft room with a badge highlighting the current pick and the direction of the draft order. The first league draft will have a randomized draft order in snake draft format.
Managing Your Queue
You can create your own ranked list of draft prospects by adding players to the queue. In the event you enable "auto-pick," the system will automatically select your top ranked player in the queue.
When it's your pick, you will receive an alert via push notification. Tapping on the alert will launch the app and redirect you to the draft room.
Time Bank & Pick Clock
League members are allocated a set amount of time to make all of their picks; this is known as the time bank. The time bank is drained while the user is on the clock, during draft hours.
The pick clock displays the max amount of time the user has to make his or her pick. To ensure users always have enough time to make their pick, the system will reserve 10 minutes in the user's time bank for each of their remaining picks.
Making the Pick
There are two ways you can manually select a player: (i) swiping the player cell and tapping "DRAFT," or (ii) tapping "DRAFT" from the player's profile page.
Making Picks After Hours
The draft clock will run from 11a.m. to 9p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") every Wednesday through Saturday of the league season. Once the draft has started, users can make untimed picks outside of draft hours without using time from their time banks.
Going on "Auto"
Turning on "AUTO" or allowing your pick time to expire will result in an auto-pick selection for your team. The system will automatically pick the best player available, with the players in your queue taking priority.
For drafts starting prior to Saturday (8:00 p.m. ET) of the period, the automated time bank allocations ensure they will complete by 12:55 p.m. ET on the next day.
All drafts starting after Saturday of the period, will have time banks configured for a Sunday afternoon deadline in the next period.
Once your league's draft is complete, you'll have the ability to view the round-by-round results via the draft room's Summary tab.
4. SCORING & STANDINGS
Basic Scoring Settings
DraftMaster uses a standard half point per reception scoring system across all leagues. Customized scoring settings are not supported at this time.
Ranked Scoring System
In DraftMaster's ranked system, league standings are determined by the cumulative fantasy points accrued over the course of the league season. There are no head-to-head matchups or records.
Weekly Scoring Periods
Weekly scoring periods (each, a "Weekly Scoring Period(s)") are as follows:
5. ROSTER MANAGEMENT
Each team will have a weekly lineup that includes 10 players. Each team will be made up of the following positions: QB, RB, WR, TE.
Unlike traditional fantasy football games, there is no setting of starters outside of the fantasy draft. All lineups are automatically optimized in near real-time, only counting the scores of your team's top performers at each position.
Your weekly score will be made up of points scored by your top: QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE. Aside from drafting your team and setting your keepers, there's no roster management required.
Each week, users can select up to 3 players to keep from their current roster for the upcoming period. For each player kept, users will have to forfeit a draft pick, starting with the user's first round pick.
Keepers can be set as soon as the league's draft is complete. To launch the keeper tap "SET KEEPERS" button from the league home. Once keepers have been selected, tapping "CONFIRM KEEPERS" will save the keeper selections for the period.
Following a confirmation message, users will be redirected to the League Home screen where the selected keepers for the period will be displayed.
6. Weekly Drafts (After First Draft)
Weekly Draft Overview
The weekly draft offers a similar experience to the league's first draft, with a few exceptions, which are listed below.
All drafts after the league's first draft will begin Wednesday at noon ET of the given period. The draft clock will run noon to 11:00 p.m. ET Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 12:55p.m. ET on Sunday.
Picks can be made at any time between the start of the draft and 12:55p.m. ET on Sunday, but the draft clock and time bank will only be enforced during official draft hours. This setting is to prevent the need to make picks at odd hours.
The draft order will appear again on the left side of the draft room, with a badge highlighting the current pick and the direction of the draft order. However, the draft order for all weekly drafts is the reverse order of league standings. The draft order for weekly drafts will not snake.
Users that have kept players from the previous week will forfeit at least one of their first 3 picks, depending on the number of players kept. The pick(s) to be forfeited are determined by the following:
· 1 keeper selected: 1st round pick forfeited
· 2 keepers selected: 1st and 2nd round picks forfeited
· 3 keepers: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks forfeited
The automated time bank allocations ensure that all re-drafts are complete by 12:55 p.m. ET on Sunday of the current period.
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