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The Fantasy Board of Governors approved RC2104 which limits the ability of franchises to receive PREFARD picks in lieu of reserves. For the 2022 season and beyond, returning teams will be able to receive just one addition PREFARD pick rather than two. Additionally, players eligible to be picked will be restricted to Reserved List Players reserved by 2 or fewer teams and players on the Non Reserved List. The Official Rules have been update with this change.
(23-August-2021)

The expansion class of 2021 will include four total teams. With five teams departing the league, that leaves the ESFFL with 33 total teams for 2021. To avoid byes weeks due to their being an odd number of teams, the Fantasy Board of Governors has passed Rule Change RC2103, which allows for games against the league average. To ensure a 13-game schedule for each team without byes or multiple games in a week, each team will play one game against the league average this season. (14-August-2021)

After an eight-year stint in the ESFFL, the northeast riverrats have decided to call it quits. They did not give a reason for their sudden departure, but one can only conclude their disappointing finish to the 2020 season had to have factored into their decision. In pole position for the #1 overall playoff seed going into the regular season’s final week, a 21 point outburst from Tyreek Hill doomed them to a one-point loss. That loss coupled with a five-point win for the cecilcounty bayfoxes, who also benefited from Hill’s big game, gave the bayfoxes the top seed. A week later the riverrats made an early exit from the playoffs, an always demoralizing scenario for sure. (12-August-2021)

A fourth, and likely final, 2021 expansion team has been awarded to Jeff Morris. Another alumnus of Pennridge High School, Jeff joins his former high school basketball teammates, Jon Thatcher and Jeff Rogers, in an attempt to dominate them in fantasy football like he once dominated them in the pseudo-sport of “un-basketball.” Jeff’s team will be known as the mainline maulers. (12-August-2021)

A third expansion team for 2021 has been awarded to Liam Perlmutter. The team will be known as the ambler colonials. Liam, the son of long-time ESFFL combatant and ambler emus owner Frank Perlmutter, was negative 10 years old the last time his father won the ESFFL Championship. (10-August-2021)

The 2021 expansion team owned by Mark Mitchell have officially adopted the team name, “willowstreet cockapoos.” (7-August-2021)

The knights franchise has decided to represent a larger market, and are therefore changing their team name to the “connecticut knights.” Their owner, Scott Harley, sees no reason not to disappoint the entirety of the state of connecticut, not just the clinton metroplex, with the performance of his fantasy football team. (6-August-2021)

Dan Martin has announced a name change for his franchise formerly known as the happyvalley endings. Going forward, Dan’s team will be known as the “pleasantville renegades.” Dan did not cite a reason for the name change, but one speculates he simply wishes to avoid the question, “what’s a happy ending?” from his daughter in the next few years. (6-August-2021)

A second expansion team has been awarded to Mark Mitchell of Willow Street, Pennsylvania. Mark competed with Commissioner Jeff in the SiriusXM Ring of Honor League last season so he is expected to be tough competitor. His team name is still to be determined. (5-August-2021)

An expansion slot in the ESFFL has been awarded to the bradford shadowtalons from Bradford, Massachusetts. Owned by Jon Thatcher, former high school classmate of Commissioner Jeff Rogers, the shadowtalons are expected to be a highly competitive team. 32 years after taking a loss in the “Great Meatball Eating Contest of 1989,” the shadowtalons are using fantasy football as a means to seek revenge against the commissioner and his meatball eating prowess. (2-August-2021)

The wilmington walkers will be the fourth team not returning to the ESFFL this year, joining the wilmington penthouse, delmar tollrunners, and cuyahoga crunch. A total of 30 teams have submitted reserves indicating there is likely to be 30 or more teams in the league this season, given the potential for expansion teams. Commissioner Jeff has announced that the Sid number will be 3 this season. This means that once Initial Roster selection is complete, a free agent will be defined as any player on 2 or fewer teams, and such players can be added to teams, via the waiver process, until they are on 3 teams total. (21-July-2021)

The cyahoga crunch announced today that they are exiting the ESFFL following 16 seasons of play. In fact, with the exception of their beloved Cleveland Browns, the crunch owner has given up on watching NFL games due to the political direction the league has taken. (19-July-2021)

The delmar tollrunners have decided to exit the ESFFL citing their history of losing attention midway through the season. The tollrunners are calling it quits after 9 seasons. (18-July-2021)

Though the ESFFL schedule won’t be released until August 26, it was revealed today that the Johnson Cup Playoffs will begin in Week 14. Please note that there are NFL byes in Week 14, so plan accordingly. (10-July-2021)

The wilmington penthouse announced today that they will be exiting the league. Over their nine year history, the penthouse won two ESFFL Championships. (7-July-2021)

Rule Change RC2102 was unanimously passed by the Fantasy Board of today. This change eliminates the pre-season auction and replaces it with a more standard waiver period. The Official Rules for 2021 have been updated to reflect this change (22-June-2021).

The Official Rules for 2021 were posted today. Based on these news rules, the format for the ESFFL will change slightly from previous seasons. In the coming weeks, Commissioner Jeff will release a series of videos which explain the changes being made for the 2021 season. The changes stem from RC2009 which was passed in October 2020. The Official Rules also encompass RC2101 which was a modification made for expansion teams. Click on the links above to view further details, and feel free to contact Commissioner Jeff with any questions regarding the 2021 season. (26-April-2021)

Following the recent resignation of Jim Sullivan from the Fantasy Board of Governors, the open governor position was filled today. With the backing of the remaining four governors, the Commissioner offered the position to Ray Temple of the sochesco swampdrainers. Ray finished a close second in last year’s governor election. He has accepted the position and is looking forward to the challenges of planning for the upcoming 2021 season. The Commissioner would like to thank Governor Sullivan for his many contributions to the ESFFL, and also thanks Governor Temple for taking on this new commitment. (16-March-2021)

In a meeting with the Fantasy Board of Governors, the Commissioner announced that a move to the “Option 2” format is likely for the 2021 Season. Formal announcement and more specific information is expected in May. (1-March-2021)

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