NFL PLAYERS & POSITIONS
Player Additions & Team Changes
During the regular season, we will attempt to add NFL rostered players (excluding practice squad players) and properly change any team status (including adds, drops, trades, and IR moves) to the site overnight following the day in which an official NFL move has been made. During the off-season, we will update official player changes less frequently (roughly once per week). While we will make every reasonable effort to track and update players in this way, we make no guarantee regarding the timing or accuracy of the above.
In addition, since relatively few of the hundreds of NFL off-season pickups actually make an official NFL roster, we only add customer-requested players after consulting with our fantasy affiliates. Any player-add request must be made using our online support ticketing system.
Player Positions & Position Changes
We strongly recommend against using the site’s player positions for your league’s official positions. However, if you still prefer to use the site for your league’s official positions, you should be aware of the following:
For a complete, current listing of all players and their official position in the system, see our 2016 Player Database Listing.
Although we strive to have the correct position for all players, it’s not uncommon for players to change positions from season to season or even during the season. We use the Depth Charts at Rotoworld.com as our official source for determining player positions on MyFantasyLeague.com. We compare our data with their depth charts in late August or early September and update our master player listings to match the information at Rotoworld.com. Any changes made to player positions at this time will be recorded in our Commissioner News section of the web site. After the season starts, any official changes that occur and that we are made aware of will be queued up and added each Tuesday overnight (technically early Wednesday morning). We generally do not make player position changes during the season unless it is a major change. For example, there is a lot of movement of players from week to week between the Cornerback and Safety position, and between Defensive End and Defensive Tackle, so we don’t make those types of minor changes to our master player list during the season.
We also reserve the right to make exceptions to the above for any reason and without warning.
We license our stats from STATS LLC on a feed that comes directly from the NFL along with another stats feed from PA SportsTicker. Since are passing along the information as it is provided to us directly by the NFL, we are limited by any delays from the NFL in delivering 100% accurate live stats. However, each evening (a few hours after the end of the last game of the day) we process the day’s stats and update all the calculated (i.e., non-live-scoring) reports. Similarly, a few hours after the end of the last game of the week (almost always the Monday Night Football game), we will process the weeks final stats. For more information on our live scoring and statistics, please see our Statistics Life Cycle page.
To the best of our knowledge, there is absolutely no publicly available, 100% reliable place on the Internet for you to get official NFL raw statistical game data. The closest (historically only occasional errors) place you can go is the NFL.com GameBOOKS (not the GameCENTER pages or any other page on NFL.com or any other site on the Internet).
Every so often during the course of a season, a rare type of play occurs that’s cause for confusion among league members. We therefore strongly recommend that you take a look at our Special Plays page to see in advance exactly how they will be scored. While your league is always able to manually adjust any fantasy points, you should take the time before the season starts to address each of these plays in your league.
Our policy is to keep all purchased leagues on the MyFantasyLeague.com site indefinitely, so you’re free to access your league with us at any time in the future. All key league data, including player scores, franchise scores, matchup results, weekly lineups, rosters, league accounting, and league draft/auction results will be available for your league indefinitely. Non-key league data, like complete transaction histories (i.e. all trade proposals/rejections, waiver requests, etc.), will be deleted one full year after the season is over. For example, when we offered 2016 leagues, beginning in February, 2016, we removed the above non-key data for the 2014 season. We plan on removing the 2015 non-key data in February, 2017, when we release the 2017 leagues. If this non-key data is important to you and your league-mates, you will need to make a backup copy of that data by going to the page in question, and using your web browser’s “File > Save As…” option to save that web page to your local hard drive.