Below are some common questions we receive.
Why use us?
The most important reason to use Mastersfantasyfootballleagues.com is because we have some of the highest payouts in the industry. In addition, our website is simple to use. We have designed our leagues to be as Fantasy Football friendly as possible with you, the football fan, in mind. Though we want everyone who visits our website to join one of our leagues, we realize this is impossible so please check out any of our competitors; you will find that most of them payout only 50% of the entry fees or even less.
Is fantasy football legal in the U.S.?
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which was an amendment to the larger and unrelated Safe Port Act, included "carve out" language that clarified the legality of fantasy sports. It was signed into law on October 13, 2006 by President George W. Bush. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act makes transactions from banks or similar institutions to online gambling sites illegal, with the notable exceptions of fantasy sports, online lotteries and horse/harness racing.
The bill specifically exempts fantasy sports games, educational games, or any online contest that "has an outcome that reflects the relative knowledge of the participants, or their skill at physical reaction or physical manipulation (but not chance), and, in the case of a fantasy or simulation sports game, has an outcome that is determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of sporting events, including any non-participant's individual performances in such sporting events.
How do I pay?
You can pay with a credit card or check. If for whatever reason you prefer a check that is fine. Please sign up for the league of your choice and follow the instructions on where to mail the check, however, you will not be placed in a league until the check clears.
Do I need internet access to play Masters Fantasy Football?
Yes. Or you need to be able sneak into your neighbor's home on a regular basis and use his computer.
What is the $9.95 commissioner's fee for?
This covers the cost of league supervision by a professional, impartial party during the course of the season. Commissioners are a necessary part of fantasy football and we take our duties very seriously.
Commissioners will provide a number of services, including but not limited to: contacting absent parties before the draft, supervising the first two rounds of the draft, preventing collusion by serving as a judge for questionable trades, managing lineups for abandoned teams, and answering all questions and emails in a timely fashion.
Why is your payout so much higher than other leagues?
I do not know why other leagues pay out so little, often times 50% of paid entry fees. We pay out as much as we do because we think that is why most of us play fantasy football.
Take a look at this simple comparison:
50% Payout League
$500 Entry Fee
Champ gets $2,500
Runner Up gets $500
Masters Fantasy Football
$550 Gold League
League Champ gets $3,900
Runner Up gets $1,500
Why is the live draft commissioner fee higher than the email or early email draft fee?
This covers the cost of league supervision by a professional, impartial party during the course of the season. Commissioners are a necessary part of fantasy football and we take our duties very seriously. Commissioners will provide a number of services, including but not limited to: contacting absent parties before the draft, supervising the first two rounds of the draft, preventing collusion by serving as a judge for questionable trades, managing lineups for abandoned teams, and answering all questions and emails in a timely fashion.
What happens if I miss my live draft?
The computer will draft for you. We have an artificial intelligence that drafts the best available player for your team. You can pre-rank your players and the website will pick your highest ranked players before using the artificial intelligence.
I want to join an email draft. How do I know it will finish before the season starts?
Email drafts are our favorite drafts. We love them because they give us something to look forward to at work. We have never had nor participated in an email draft that did not finish in the allotted time. Most drafts finish in 5 days. The league web site allows you to prerank players. What you have to remember is that while, yes, you are anticipating your next pick and wish everyone else would hurry up, everyone else is also anticipating their next pick and hope you hurry up. The timer is initially set for 8 hours for the first 2 days and will be moved up to 6 hours there after and moved up further if necessary.
Can I refer friends to be in my league?
Yes, simply choose to sign up for whatever league you want and when you get to the sign-up page there is a prompt to put in the email addresses for whomever you want. There is also a prompt to put in who referred you so that we have two ways to cross reference who wants to be in the same league. If for whatever reason we miss it, just send us a message through the "Contact Us" feature on the home page and we will fix it.
Are all the leagues 12 teams?
Last year every Masters full season league was a 12 team league. We do not run full season leagues with less than 12 teams. All mid-season leagues are 8 team leagues.
What if my league doesn't fill?
You are refunded 100% of your money OR offered to move to any other like priced draft on the schedule.
Why do you only pay first and second?
We do not believe in paying out for average effort. Make the championship game if you want to get paid.
What do you do with abandoned teams?
It happens every year in every league. Some teams start out 0-6 and give up. We will contact that owner and see if he is still managing his team. If not we will insert what we feel is his best lineup. If you think you have an abandoned team in your league just contact us and we will do what needs to be done.
When do you pay the winners?
Within 21 days of the season ending. Since 2008 we've started mailing winners' checks on January 2nd.
Do you withhold taxes?
No. You are responsible for your own taxes.