Frequently Asked Questions
|Q:||Can you explain Rotisserie-style scoring?|
|A:||Rotisserie-style scoring is based on stat categories and ranking teams against one another. Typically eight to ten stat categories are used. For each stat category, statistics are accumulated each week by all the players in your starting lineup. Then your stat totals are compared to the stat totals of the other teams in your league, division (if applicable) and overall. To determine Rotisserie-ranking points for each stat category, whichever team has the best stat total receives the most points possible, the team with the second best stat total receives the most points possible less one, and so forth down to the team with the worst stat total which receives 1 point. The most points possible corresponds to the number of teams in that competition. As an example, for a 25-team league, the best accumulated stat total for a category in the league would receive 25 points, the second best total would receive 24 points, and so forth down to the team with the worst stat total which would receive 1 point. For a 250-team division, the best accumulated stat total for a category in the division would receive 250 points, the second best total in the division would receive 249 points, and so forth down to the team with the worst stat total which would receive 1 point. For a game with 3000 teams overall, the best accumulated stat total for a category overall would receive 3000 points, the second best total overall would receive 2999 points, and so forth down to the team with the worst stat total overall which would receive 1 point.
For each team, the league Rotisserie-ranking points for each stat category are added together to determine the team's total league Rotisserie-ranking points. Teams then are ranked by these points to determine league standings. The team with the most league Rotisserie-ranking points is in 1st place, the team with the second most is in 2nd place, and so forth. Similarly division (if applicable) and overall Rotisserie-ranking points for each stat category are added together to determine division and overall standings.
The statistics for each stat category are accumulated week to week. Rotisserie-ranking points, however, are not accumulated and are re-calculated each week to determine standings.
|Q:||Can you explain Point-style scoring?|
|A:||Point-style scoring is based on stat categories which each earn a specific number of points based on the corresponding stat, and then ranks teams against one another based on the total number of points accumulated. For example, in baseball, a single is awarded 1 point, a double 2 points, a triple 3 points, a home run 4 points, and a stolen base 2 points. For each stat category, points are accumulated each week by all the players in your starting lineup. Then your point totals for all stat categories are compared to the point totals of the other teams in your league (if applicable), division (if applicable) and overall. The team with the highest point total is ranked first and the team with the lowest point total is last.|
|Q:||What other types of scoring are used?|
|A:||In fantasy golf, teams are ranked by the total money earnings their golfers accumulate. In fantasy auto racing, teams are ranked by the Qualifying Points and Sprint Cup Points that their drivers accumulate.|
|Q:||In Rotisserie-style scoring, how can my team ABC be ranked lower in my league than team XYZ, but in the same division and/or overall ranking, team XYZ is ranked lower than me?|
|A:||Using the Rotisserie-style scoring system, points are assigned based on the relative ranking of your stats in comparison to the stats of the other teams. It doesn't matter by how many home runs, etc. you lead someone by, just the fact that you have more, and thus the rankings can flip-flop when you rank 25 teams as compared to 250 or 2000 teams. This is because when you are ranking a larger number of teams in the division and overall, the difference between the number of points assigned to the teams in your league can become larger and more significant in some categories and thus cause a change in the team ranking order.
For example, if team ABC has 100 home runs, which is the most in your league and in your division, and the team XYZ (in your league) has 50 home runs, which is the second best in your league, team ABC will receive 25 points and the other team will receive 24 points. Thus in this 25-team ranking, the difference of 50 home runs only turns out to be worth a 1 point difference. However, when we go to the division ranking of 250 teams, we'll probably find teams that have home runs between 100 and 50. For the sake of this example, let's assume one team has 99 home runs, one team has 98 home runs, and so forth until team XYZ with 50 home runs. Team ABC will receive 250 points for the most home runs, team DEF with 99 will receive 249 points, and so forth until team XYZ with 50 home runs will receive 200 points. This difference of 50 points now may be enough to rank team ABC ahead of team XYZ in the division ranking whereas with a 1 point difference in the league, it was not enough.
In summary, when a flip-flop of rankings occurs, it is usually because there is a significant difference in the stats in one category which, in the league rankings, does not turn out to be worth very many points, but in the division and/or overall rankings, the better stat does receive a number of points which is significantly larger than the other team's stats.
|Q:||What if I have a discrepancy in my scoring?|
|A:||Occasionally the official stats will change or an error is made. We verify stats daily and any changes or corrections are posted the following day. You may send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-636-7559.|
|Q:||What time are stats and standings updated?|
|A:||Stats and standings are usually updated every morning at approximately the same time each day.|
|Q:||Can I control what is displayed on my profile?|
|A:||You can edit your own profile and choose what information to let other customers view. Go to WWW.CDMSPORTS.COM, login and click MY ACCOUNT. Then click EDIT PROFILE.|
|Q:||Can I view profiles of other customers?|
|A:||Yes, you can view profiles of other customers. While viewing a report, click the team name and then click the customer name.|
|Q:||Will I get to see other team rosters?|
|A:||Yes, team owners will be able to view player rosters of other teams via Internet reports. Simply click on the team name.|
|Q:||How do I access my fantasy team to check my stats and standings?|
|A:||Go to WWW.CDMSPORTS.COM and login with your Username and password. Click on MY TEAMS AND LEAGUES. Click the RESULTS button next to the team you want to view.|