REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
All Standard leagues play with a fixed 21-week regular season. To view your team's schedule click on the "Schedule" link on your main team page. To view any individual matchup period, click on the main "Scoreboard" tab (it will default to the current period).
NOTE: Matchup (period) 1 is 9 game days and matchup 16 (All-Star break) is 14 game days).
CHANGE FOR 2020: In head-to-head leagues, the schedule will consist of nine matchup periods, depending on the details of the final MLB schedule. The first seven matchup periods will be regular-season matchups followed by two rounds of playoffs. Four teams will make the playoffs in each league, though League Managers will have the ability to override these schedule settings in private, League Manager leagues.
REACHING THE PLAYOFFS
The top four teams in a league make the playoffs. These four are comprised of the two-division champs and two wild-card teams. Division champs are the teams that win the league divisions. The next two teams according to the tie-breaker below are the wild card teams.
PLAYOFF BRACKET SETUP
The Head-to-Head fantasy playoffs take place during the last four weeks. To view your league's playoff bracket click on the "Playoff Bracket" link on the "Scoreboard" tab. The playoffs start on MLB Week 22 and run through MLB Week 25 of the MLB season (4 weeks). Round 1 takes place during Weeks 22 and 23 (two weeks), and Round 2 takes place during Weeks 24 and 25 (two weeks).
PLAYOFF SEEDING AND TIEBREAKERS (Standard Leagues)
When your league converts into playoff mode the system automatically generates a seed for each team in the league based on the regular season results. The seeds determine where the system places each team in the playoffs. The primary factors which determine seeds are:
- Division Winner(s)
- Winning Percentage
In the event that two or more teams have the same winning percentage at the conclusion of the regular season, and have played the same number of head-to-head games between them, the following tiebreak system determines the seed:
- Overall Record
- Head-to-Head Record
- Division Record
- Coin Flip
* NOTE: Overall record is based on winning percentage. Therefore, a team that has more losses than another team might have the same winning percentage.
In the event that two or more teams have the same winning percentage at the conclusion of the regular season, and have NOT played the same number of head-to-head games between them, the following tiebreaking system determines seed:
- Overall Record
- Division Record
- Coin Flip
SCORING DURING THE PLAYOFFS
Scoring during the playoffs works much the same way as during the regular season, with the object to win as many categories as possible. The big difference is that each playoff round lasts two weeks, not one week (as during the regular season). As such the Games Started Limits are increased and you get two full weeks to accumulate stats in each stat category. By winning 6 or more of the 10 categories during each playoff matchup you'll guarantee yourself a win. In the event that two teams have the same win-loss-tie record at the conclusion of their two-week playoff game, the following tie-breaking system is employed:
Note: During the playoffs, once your matchup ends, the scoring is final and no scoring corrections will be applied.
Tie Breaker for Playoff Game
- Higher seeded team
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
In all cases, the higher-seeded team will have the home-field advantage throughout the entire playoff round.
All Standard leagues play with a fixed 21-week regular season. After that, the playoffs begin! To view your team's schedule click on the "Schedule" link on your main team page. To view any individual matchup period, click on the main "Scoreboard" tab (it will default to the current period).
In Round One of the playoffs, the division winner with the best win/loss record plays the wild-card team with the worst win/loss record; the other division winner plays the wild-card team with the better win/loss record.
In Round Two, the winners of Round One (see table below) compete for the League Championship. Each round of the playoffs spans a two-week period. The remaining teams in each league compete in the consolation bracket.
From the League Championship bracket:
- 1st place - Winner of game 1, round 2
- 2nd place - Loser of game 1, round 2
- 3rd place - Winner of game 2, round 2
- 4th place - Loser of game 2, round 2
From the Consolation bracket:
- 5th place - Winner of game 1, round 2
- 6th place - Loser of game 1, round 2
- 7th place - Winner of game 2, round 2
- 8th place - Loser of game 2, round 2
- 9th place - Winner of game 3, round 2
- 10th place - Loser of game 3, round 2