Commissioner Guide, Part 5: Rule Twists

Our commissioner guide looks at possible rule twists

Experience pays when running a fantasy football league and acquiring said experience gives commissioners the tools to see how rules and settings work in a real-world environment of a league. Over the course of a season, owners develop patterns of behavior and interactions. Owners find gaps in the rules or figure out how to beat the system and use it to their advantage. That is okay as long as it does not harm the league overall. As a commissioner, it is your job to recognize these things and try to implement rules to prevent it next season. In some cases, everything will be great, and you may just be looking to shake things up a bit. Either way, a couple rule changes/additions may be exactly what you need. This article will focus on how to implement general league changes, regardless of your format.


There are a variety of rules you can implement in your league which carry some specific purposes. The ideas listed below range from almost standard to very exotic, depending on the goal of the rule.

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