1. Introduction2017 CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Prize Leagues
The Commissioner
2. LeaguesSigning Up
3. EligibilityEligibility
4. DraftTwo Ways to Draft
Scoring Systems and Player Pool
Private or Public Leagues
Winners Leagues
League Joining Deadline
Refund Policy
Live Draft Instructions
Automated Draft Instructions
5. TeamsOverview
Roster Restrictions - Rotisserie Leagues
Roster Restrictions - Head to Head Leagues
Position Eligibility
6. ScoringOverview
Rotisserie Scoring Systems
Weekly Head-to-Head Scoring System
Statistics Corrections
7. Schedule & Playoffs
(head-to-head leagues only)
Regular Season
Playoffs
8. Lineup ChangesWeekly Lineups
Weekly Lineup Setting Deadline
Daily Lineups
Daily Lineup Setting Deadline
9. Adding and Dropping PlayersOverview
Free Agents
Waivers
Waiver Rank
Undroppable Players
10. TradesTrade Approvals
Multi-Player Trades
Trade Deadline
11. SportsmanshipGeneral Sportsmanship
Multiple Teams
Collusion
Inappropriate League Communication
12. PrizesLeague Champion Prizes
13. Legal DisclaimersGeneral Conditions
Rules/Winners Information
Internet
Binding Arbitration & Waiver of Class Action
Sponsor/Administrator's Mailing Address


1. Introduction

2017 CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball
Welcome to the 2017 CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Prize Leagues (the "Contest"), where you can start your own ten (10) team Fantasy Baseball league (each a "League" collectively the "Leagues"), or join an existing League. You will find there are a variety of Leagues from which you may choose to participate. You can play in a Rotisserie or Head to Head League. Most Leagues include one sentence description area describing the type of player the League is looking to recruit (e.g., "experts," "beginners," "Mets fans," etc.) so you should have no trouble finding the right League for you. The rules for this Contest are explained fully in this document. If you'd rather make your own rules than play by ours, check out the CBSSports.com's Baseball Commissioner service. Now, get ready to play ball!

If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet and/or wireless device that allow you to access this Contest, you may enter the Contest via any of those devices during the Contest Period. If you decide to participate in the Contest via any such wireless devices, you may be charged message and data rates in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier's rate plan may vary, and participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. Access to the Contest via a smartphone, tablet and/or wireless device may not be available in all areas at all times, and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your wireless carrier.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 12 BELOW.

The Commissioner
The commissioner ("Commissioner") of a League is responsible for coordinating and managing the League. CBS Interactive Inc. ("CBSI") will serve as the Commissioner for all Contest's Leagues and will be solely responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding unbalanced trades, alleged rules violations or any other matter that may arise.

2. Leagues

Signing Up
You may sign up and participate in the Contest, during the Contest Period, actual Playing Period begins after the start of the MLB season; however, the deadline to sign up for the Contest will be no later than 11:59:59 PM ET on July 18, 2017 (the "Signup Deadline"). "Contest Period" means the period of time between March 1 and October 1 of 2017. "Playing Period" means the period of time commencing on April 2, 2017 and ending on October 1, 2017, and corresponds to the MLB regular season. In the event of a change to the start or end date of the MLB regular season, the dates of the Playing Period shall change to correspond to the MLB regular season.

League signup cost depend on the level of competition you choose to play in. Gold Leagues cost $29.99 for your first team and $24.99 for each additional team you purchase. Platinum Leagues cost $99.99 for your first team and $79.99 for each additional team you purchase. Diamond Leagues cost $249.99 for your first team and $199.99 for each additional team you purchase. Double Diamond Leagues costs $499.99 for your first team and $449.99 for each additional team you purchase. Elite Leagues cost $999.99 per team for your first team and $799.99 for each additional team you purchase. Prizes available in connection with the foregoing League's levels are outlined in the 'Prizes' section below. For purposes of these Official Rules, all dollar amounts are in U.S. Dollars. By registering and signing up to the Contest, all participants agree to comply with these Official Rules.

NOTE: Any additional team purchases may NOT be used in a League where you already have a team. If you have multiple teams, each team must be in a different League.

If you are not a Registered User of the CBSI website (as defined below) you'll be prompted to register on the website prior to signing up for the Contest. There is no cost to register with CBSI. As previously noted, we will provide a list of available Leagues for you to choose from after you sign up.

3. Eligibility

The Contest is open to: (a) Registered Users; (b) who are permanent legal residents of the United States while playing in the Contest (excluding residents of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington) (for purposes of clarity, residents from Puerto Rico and all US territories and possessions are expressly excluded); and (c) are at least eighteen (18) years old or age of majority, whichever is older in their state of residence, at the date of registration into in the Contest. CBSI reserves the right to modify the list of void states at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion. It is possible that persons residing in states bordering on a void state may be blocked from joining a League due to programming and/or technical operations. CBSI shall have no liability to any person who cannot register for the Contest for this or any other reason.

Note: Professional baseball players, who play in the United States, are not eligible to play in this Contest.

For purposes of these Official Rules, "Registered User" means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a user identification ("ID") and associated password ("Password") on the CBSI website accessible at "CBSSports.com".

If you are not a Registered User you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the CBSSports.com website registration form found here. There is no fee or charge for you to become a Registered User.

Participants must agree to the terms of use of the Wallet prior to participation. Void in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington and where prohibited by law. CBSI reserves the right to modify the list of void states at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion.

*All Leagues are subject to these complete and applicable Official Rules.

Employees of CBS Interactive Inc. and CBS Broadcasting Inc. and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies (collectively the "Contest Entities") and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to win. Immediate family member for purposes of this Contest is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in the same household as an employee of the Contest Entities. Such excluded employees and/or agencies and/or family members may play, but WILL NOT be eligible to receive any prizes.

4. Draft

Live Draft Leagues or Automated Draft Leagues
You will acquire players for your team within a League through a draft. Leagues can draft players via one of two ways: a "Live Draft" or an "Automated Draft." During a Live Draft, all ten (10) League participants (the "owners") log in to an on-line 'draft room' at a scheduled time. Each owner, in draft order, has ninety (90) seconds to select an available MLB player for his or her team. This kind of draft is exciting but extremely fast-paced and recommended for experienced owners. See 'Live Draft Instructions' section below.

If you are a beginner, or are unable to schedule a block of two (2) to four (4) hours for a live draft, you may prefer to participate in an Automated Draft League. At your convenience you may simply arrange players, using the "Rank Lists" provided by CBSI, in the order that you'd like those players selected for your team. The Automated Draft is then processed using your lists. The highest-ranked player on your lists who is available, and fits the roster needs of your team, will be selected for you during each round of the automated draft. See 'Automated Draft Instructions' section below. Scoring Systems and Player Pool
The Contest allows you to choose one (1) of four (4) different scoring systems — there are three (3) Rotisserie style (a.k.a. "Roto") systems and one (1) weekly Head-to-Head style points-based system. More information can be found in the Scoring section below. You can also choose one (1) of three (3) different player pools: AL-only, NL-only, or AL/NL combined; and choose between daily or weekly lineup changes.

Please note, if you choose an AL-only or NL-only League and one of your players is traded out of the League you're using, that player is put in an "out of League" status. The player will continue to accumulate statistics for your team. However, once you drop that player, he will be removed from your League and will not show up on free agent reports. If you choose to trade that player within your League, such player will still accumulate stats for the team he is traded to.

Private or Public Leagues
If you know all the owners who are going to be in your League, or you want to recruit individuals, you may want to join or create a "Private League." The person, who creates a Private League, needs to set a password to grant entry into the League. Other owners will need that password to enable them to join that league. However, please keep in mind that the creator of a League will not have the ability to control any other league functions. If you already know all of the owners in your League and want complete control of your League's rules, you should check out CBSSports.com's Baseball Commissioner, our powerful and fully-customizable stats service.

"Public Leagues" are open to all eligible participants. If you create or join a Public League, you will have no control over who joins the league. Be sure to read the description of the League you want to join to make sure it is suitable for you.

Winners Leagues
If you played on a CBSSports.com fantasy League (excluding Commissioner Leagues) in a previous year and won your League, you may be eligible to play in an exclusive Winners League. To create or join a Winners League, you must use the same CBSSports.com ID you used when you won your League.

League Joining Deadline
After you become a Registered User, you may sign up and join a League at any time up to the Signup Deadline date. All Leagues are required to have ten (10) owners. Opening day of the MLB regular season is set for April 2,2017. In order for your League's fantasy season to start with opening day of the MLB season, you must be signed up and your draft started by 11:59 PM ET on April 1, 2017. There will be drafts held on opening day, April 2, 2017, however for drafts held after April 1, 2017, such League's fantasy season start date will be the following Monday after your draft. Note that if your League's draft is held on a Monday (except the Monday of the first Weekly Scoring Period(s) (as defined below) as such period begins on a Sunday), the draft must be completed by 12:00 Noon* ET or your League's fantasy season will begin the following Monday. Stats from prior Weekly Scoring Periods will not count in your League. *Excludes Mondays that have games starting prior to noon.

Refund Policy
Once you sign up for the Contest, you may receive a full refund of the purchase price up to twenty-four (24) hours prior to your League's draft date as long as you are not part of a League that is completely filled. All other refund requests may be granted at the sole and exclusive discretion of CBSI

Live Draft Instructions
After you join or create a Live Draft League, you will have the opportunity to make changes to CBSSports.com's default Rank List, which is a list of all MLB players that are eligible to be drafted, ranked from best to worst by CBSSports.com's Fantasy experts.

It is recommended that you, prior to your draft, organize the Rank List according to your own player preferences. However, you are welcome to leave the Rank List in the order our experts have provided. During the live draft CBSSports.com will use your Rank List as a backup in case your time limit expires before you make a pick (explained below).

On draft day there will be a 'Draft Room' link in the Message Bar on your League home page — the link is also available in the 'Draft Central' page of your League. This link will allow entry into the draft room. During the Live Draft, each owner will have ninety (90) seconds to select an MLB player for their team. The order of the draft will be randomly generated between midnight and 6:00 AM ET either the day of, or the day before the draft, or for same day drafts, once your League aggregates and no later than five (5) minutes prior to the draft. If your League has the mandatory ten (10) owners as of approximately forty-eight (48) hours prior to your scheduled draft date, the league will aggregate and generate a draft order. If not, your League will receive an e-mail explaining that you must have ten (10) owners as of five (5) minutes prior to your draft date and time. Within approximately twelve to twenty-four (12-24) hours of your scheduled draft time, your League will be moved into the same day draft option to help fill the League prior to the draft time. If your League does not have ten (10) owners as of five (5) minutes prior to the draft date and time, your League will be disbanded and each owner will have to join or create another League.

In the draft room, you will be able to place MLB players into a "Draft Queue" — which is simply a list of players, in order of priority, that you are interested in taking with your next draft pick. When it is your turn to pick, you will have ninety (90) seconds to draft a player. If the ninety (90) seconds pass and you have not manually selected a player, the player ranked highest in your Draft Queue will be automatically drafted. If your Draft Queue is empty, a pick will then be made from your Rank List. In such a case, the highest rated player from the Rank List will be drafted unless that position is filled — in which case the next best available option, at the next highest ranked position list, will be drafted. The draft order will 'snake' at the end of each round, meaning that the team with the last pick in the current round will have the first pick in the next round.

Waiver priority immediately after the draft will be the reverse order of the first round of the draft. So team #10 will have the highest waiver priority and team #1 the lowest waiver priority.

You'll find more help with the Live Draft in the Help Center, links to the Help Center may be found inside your League pages after signup.

Automated Draft Instructions
Due to the DH (Designated Hitter) not being a required position in Auto Drafts, all players listed as DH will be included within the 1B (First Base) position for player ranking purposes ONLY.

These players are NOT eligible to start at 1B until they reach the required 5 games played at that position this year. Until they reach that eligibility, they can only be used at the U (Utility) position within your League.

As with a Live Draft, after creating or joining an Automated Draft League, you will have the opportunity to rank all the eligible MLB players.

As in the Live Draft, you are not required to make changes to our Rank Lists. If you choose not to, our default lists, which reflect the rankings of our Fantasy experts, will be used. However, if you decide to organize the lists yourself, you will have up to twenty-four (24) hours prior to your draft date and time to do so. When there are twenty-four (24) hours left until your draft date and time, the Rank Lists will be closed and considered ready for the draft.

On the morning of the scheduled draft day, your League's draft order will be randomly generated and an Automated Draft will be conducted. Players will automatically be drafted for you, using your Rank List(s). An e-mail will be sent to each owner after the draft has been completed.

Please refer to the table below for the full breakdown of the rounds of the draft. You'll see that the order staggers each round of the draft (team #1 has the first pick in round 1; team #4 has the first pick in round 2, etc.) so that each team will have the opportunity to draft 1st in a round at least once.

Draft Order for a 10-team League
Picks12345678910
Round 1Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10
Round 2Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3
Round 3Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6
Round 4Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9
Round 5Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2
Round 6Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5
Round 7Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8
Round 8Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1
Round 9Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4
Round 10Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7
Round 11Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10
Round 12Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3
Round 13Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6
Round 14Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9
Round 15Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2
Round 16Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5
Round 17Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8
Round 18Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1
Round 19Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4
Round 20Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7
Round 21Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10
Round 22Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3
Round 23Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6
Round 24Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9
Round 25Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2
Round 26Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5
Round 27Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8
Round 28Tm2Tm3Tm4Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1
Round 29Tm5Tm6Tm7Tm8Tm9Tm10Tm1Tm2Tm3Tm4
Waiver priority immediately after the draft will be the reverse order of the first round of the draft. So team #10 will have the highest waiver priority and team #1 the lowest waiver priority.


5. Teams

Overview
CBSSports.com offers two League styles: Rotisserie and Head-to-Head. Each League will have a total of ten (10) teams. Each Head-to-Head style League will be randomly divided into two (2) divisions of five (5) teams each. There are no divisions in Roto Leagues. Rosters in both styles of Leagues will be subject to certain restrictions.

Roster Restrictions - Rotisserie Leagues
During your League's Roto style draft, each owner will draft twenty-nine (29) MLB players. Team's active lineup may be changed weekly. In Roto Leagues, each team may have up to twenty-nine (29) MLB players, with no more than twenty-three (23) in the active lineup each week. Any player not in the active lineup may be put in reserve status, as long as the total number of players on the roster doesn't exceed twenty-nine (29).

All teams in Rotisserie Leagues must have a minimum of five (5) pitchers in the active lineup. This is the only minimum roster requirement. There are, however, maximums imposed for active rosters each week, as specified in the table below.

Roster Restrictions - Rotisserie Leagues
PositionWeekly Lineup MaxDraft Maximum
Catcher (C)28
First Basemen (1B)17
Second Basemen (2B)17
Third Basemen (3B)17
Shortstops (SS)17
Outfielders (OF)511
Middle Infielder (MI)17
Corner Infielder (CI)17
Utility (U)17
Pitchers (P)915
All Positions23-
Note: Draft Maximum values only apply to Automated Drafts, not Live Drafts. In Live Drafts, you may draft any MLB player you like with each pick. Just make sure your lineup complies with the Roster Restrictions specified above before your fantasy season starts. Your team will not accumulate points for any period in which your lineup does not comply with these Official Rules.

Roster Restrictions - Head to Head Leagues
During your League's Head to Head style draft, each owner will draft twenty-one (21) MLB players. Team's active lineup may be changed weekly. In Head-to-Head Leagues, each team may have up to twenty-one (21) players, with no more than sixteen (16) in the active lineup each Weekly Scoring Period. Any player not in the active lineup may be put in reserve status, as long as the total number of players on the roster doesn't exceed twenty-one (21).

Roster Restrictions - Head to Head Leagues
PositionWeekly Lineup MaxDraft Maximum
Catcher (C)16
First Basemen (1B)16
Second Basemen (2B)16
Third Basemen (3B)16
Shortstops (SS)16
Outfielders (OF)38
Utility (U)16
Starting Pitchers (SP)510
Relief Pitchers (RP)27
All Positions16-
Note: Draft Maximum values only apply to Head-to-Head Automated Drafts, not Live Drafts. In Live Drafts, you may draft any player you like with each pick. Just make sure your lineup complies with the Roster Restrictions specified above before the applicable Weekly Scoring Period starts. Your team will not accumulate points for any Weekly Scoring Period in which your lineup does not comply with these Official Rules.

Position Eligibility
Each team has a Utility position, which is a "wildcard" spot where any player, except pitchers, can be placed at any time.

The Utility position is filled in the same manner for both Rotisserie and Head-to-Head style Leagues, although there are differences between Live Drafts and Automated Drafts. In Live Drafts, the first player drafted at a position other than pitcher that is already 'filled' (in terms of the lineup maximums specified above) is placed at the one utility spot allowed for in Leagues. In AL-only or mixed leagues, you can draft an available Designated Hitter for an open Utility spot as well. In Head-to-Head Leagues, you can still draft a Designated Hitter if your Utility position is filled and you have a reserve spot available.

In all Automated Drafts, once all batter positions are filled, the next best available batter is placed at the Utility position.

Once the draft is complete, you may select any player from the pool of Free Agents to use at the Utility position.

During the fantasy season, all MLB players will remain eligible at their initial (pre-season) designated primary position, and will also be eligible at any position at which they played at least twenty (20) games in 2016 or at least five (5) games in 2017. Also, be aware that a player's primary position may change at any time.

6. Scoring

Overview
CBSSports.com offers four (4) scoring systems to choose from. Three (3) are Rotisserie-style, where each team is ranked in a number of statistical categories and points are awarded based on a team's ranking in each category. The fourth (4th) scoring system is a weekly Head-to-Head points system, where the team earning the most points wins the week's matchup.

Rotisserie Scoring Systems
In a Rotisserie League, your team is awarded points according to its order of finish in each statistical category. Your team's point totals for each category are then added together for your team's overall score, and standings are based on these overall scores. The first-place team in a statistical category (e.g., Home Runs) gets ten (10) points, second-place nine (9) points, and so on with the last-place team in the category getting one (1) point. If two (2) teams are tied within a category, each team receives an average of the total points available; so for example if two teams tie for first place in a category, each team gets nine point five (9.5) points rather than the ten (10) points usually awarded to the first-place team, nine (9) points to the second-place team and so on. The tables below list the specific statistical categories for each of the Rotisserie scoring systems available.

Traditional Rotisserie
Batting CategoryPitching Category
Team Batting AverageTeam Earned Run Average
Runs Batted InWins
Home RunsSaves
Stolen BasesTeam WHIP [(walks+hits)/innings pitched]


5x5 Rotisserie
Batting CategoryPitching Category
Team Batting AverageTeam Earned Run Average
Runs Batted InWins
Home RunsSaves
Stolen BasesTeam WHIP [(walks+hits)/innings pitched]
RunsStrikeouts


Roto-Plus Rotisserie
Batting CategoryPitching Category
Team On-Base PercentageTeam Earned Run Average
Team Slugging PercentageWins
RunsSaves
Runs Batted InTeam WHIP


Rotisserie Notes:
  • Each team's pitching staff must accumulate at least 900 innings pitched over the course of the season or it will be placed in last place in the team ERA and WHIP categories. Each team's batters must accumulate a total of at least 3,950 at-bats or it will be placed in last place in Batting Average (or On-Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage in Roto-Plus Leagues). All Leagues that begin after May 15, 2017 will use 600 innings pitched and 2,900 at-bats as the minimums. All Leagues that begin after July 3, 2017 will use 450 innings pitched and 1,900 at-bats as the minimums.
  • Pitchers' hitting stats will not generate any hitting points, and batter's pitching stats will not generate pitching points.
  • In the event that during the regular MLB season there are any cancelled MLB games, due to rain, act of God or for any other reason, and the make-up game is scheduled to be played after October 1, 2017, the statistics accumulated in such games will NOT be counted towards your team's overall Rotisserie score.
  • In the event that at the end of the regular MLB season there are any MLB teams that end up in a tie, wherefore a tie-breaker game(s) is needed to determine the MLB teams that will participate in the MLB Playoffs, and such tie-breaker game(s) is/are scheduled to be played after October 1, 2017, the statistics accumulated in such games will NOT be counted towards your team's overall Rotisserie score.
Note: Categories that are based on percentages (e.g., Batting Average, Earned Run Average, etc.) are determined by adding the individual numbers of every player on your team, and then computing the average. We do NOT compute a percentage for each individual player and then compute a team average. For example, if you have two batters -- one goes 1-for-1 (1.000 BA) and the other 0-for-4 (.000 BA), then the team BA is .200 (1-for-5), NOT .500 (the average of 1.000 and .000.)

Weekly Head-to-Head Scoring System
The Contest also offers a weekly Head-to-Head scoring option. During each week of the Playing Period, Monday-Sunday (the "Weekly Scoring Period"), (with the exception of week one (1) which takes place from Sunday-Sunday and week fifteen (15) All-Star Game period which takes place from July 10, 2017 to July 23, 2017), two (2) teams face each other in a Head-to-Head matchup. Each team earns points based on statistics accumulated by its players during the applicable Weekly Scoring Period. Point values are listed in the table below.

For each Head-to-Head style matchup, the team with the greater number of points during a Weekly Scoring Period will earn a Win and the team with the lesser number will earn a Loss. In the event of a tie, the team with the better tiebreaker total will earn the win. The tiebreaker is computed as follows: (RBI + Runs)/2 — Pitching Runs Allowed. In the event that a tie remains, the win will be awarded to the home team. Standings are based on teams' Win/Loss records.

Head to Head Point Values
Batting CategoryPoint ValuePitching CategoryPoint Value
Single1 pointWin7 points
Double2 pointsSave7 points
Triple3 pointsQuality Start3 points
Home Run4 pointsStrikeout.5 points
RBI1 pointBase on Balls-1 point
Run1 pointInning Pitched3 points
Base on Balls1 pointHits Allowed-1 point
Stolen Base2 pointsEarned Runs-1 points
Strikeout-.5 pointHits Batsman-1 points
Caught Stealing-1 pointLoss-5 points
Hit by Pitch1 point 
Head-to-Head Notes:
  • A team's score is tabulated daily.
  • Pitchers' hitting stats will not generate any hitting points, and batter's pitching stats will not generate pitching points.
  • A player will accumulate hitting stats whether or not he plays at the position designated by the Commissioner. (e.g., Buster Posey is listed at 1B on a Fantasy team's roster and he plays C in a particular game. His hitting stats in that game will still count towards his Fantasy team's total points.)
  • Only official regular season MLB games will be used to determine Fantasy points. Minor league or exhibition stats generated by your players will not be used.
  • In the event that during the regular MLB season there are any cancelled MLB games, due to rain, act of God or for any other reason, and the make-up game is scheduled to be played after October 1, 2017, the statistics accumulated in such games will NOT be counted towards your team's Head-to-Head score.
  • In the event that at the end of the regular MLB season there are any MLB teams that end up in a tie, wherefore a tie-breaker game(s) is needed to determine the MLB teams that will participate in the MLB Playoffs, and such tie-breaker game(s) is/are scheduled to be played after October 1, 2017, the statistics accumulated in such games will NOT be counted towards your team's Head-to-Head score.


Statistics Corrections
Your League's web site will be updated to reflect official MLB statistics corrections that occur up to seven days after the game has been completed. For example, for a Saturday game, the official scoring change would have to be made by the following Saturday to be included in our statistics. If the change is made any later, it will not be included in our statistics and your official fantasy scoring will be based on the original statistic. The final week of the fantasy regular season as well as throughout the fantasy playoffs, statistics will be final on the Monday morning, at 6am, after the Weekly Scoring Period has concluded.

7. Schedule & Playoffs (For Head-to-Head Leagues)

Regular Season
The MLB regular season runs 26 weeks from 4/2/2017 through 10/1/2017, the Playing Period. Rotisserie style Leagues will run the entire Playing Period and there are no playoffs. This Schedule & Playoffs section applies only to Head-to-Head style Leagues. Please note that any MLB regular season games played after 10/1/2017 will NOT be included in the contest for either Head-to-Head or Rotisserie Leagues.

For Head-to-Head Leagues, the Playing Period is divided into two (2) separate periods, the "HtH Regular Period" and the "HtH Playoff Period." The HtH Regular Season will run for twenty-two (22) weeks from April 2, 2017 through September 10, 2017. The HtH Playoff Period will run for two (2) weeks, from September 10 to September 24 of 2017During such HtH Regular Season, each team will play in twenty-two 22 Weekly Scoring Periods Head-to-Head matchups as follows:
  • three (3) matchups versus every divisional opponent (twelve (12) matchups total)
  • two (2) matchups versus every non-divisional opponent (ten (10) matchups total)
If you sign up and draft after the first Weekly Scoring Period of the Playing Period or draft after the deadline to be eligible to start your season on Weekly Scoring Period one (1), you will play less than twenty-two (22) weekly matchups but the HtH Playoff Period will still start on September 11, 2017.

Playoffs
When the twenty-two (22) week HtH Regular Period ends on September 10, 2017, four (4) teams from the League will make the fantasy playoffs.

The winners of each division, based on win/loss record, will go to the playoffs as the top two (2) seeds. The division winner with the better regular season win/loss record will be the #1 seed and the other division winner will be the #2 seed. The remaining two playoff spots ("Wildcards") will be filled with the two (2) teams with the best win/loss records, excluding the division winners.

If there is a tie for the order of playoff seeds, the following tie-breakers* will be used.
  1. Year-To-Date ("YTD") Points Scored
  2. YTD Points Against*
If there is a tie for a division lead, the following tie-breakers* will be used.
  1. YTD Points Scored
  2. YTD Points Against*
If there is a tie for a Wildcard spot, the following tie-breakers* will be used:
  1. YTD Points Scored
  2. YTD Points Against*
*Note: YTD Points Against is determined by the competitor that has the highest YTD Points Against Total.

Teams with the higher seeding will be awarded home-field advantage for each playoff matchup. Each playoff matchup will run from Monday-Sunday.

In the event of a tie in a playoff matchup, the team which was the higher seed will win the matchup. For example, seed #1 vs seed #4 tie, seed #1 would advance.

For teams that do not qualify for the playoffs, the season will effectively end. No further add/drop transactions will be permitted for any team that does not make the playoffs, or for any team that is eliminated from the playoffs.

Playoff Schedule
Semi-Finals 9/11-9/17World Series 9/18-9/24World Series Results
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3
Winner of #1/#4 vs.
Winner of #2/#3
Winner: Champion
Loser: Second Place


8. Lineup Changes

Overview
CBSSports.com offers two (2) Lineup changes options to choose from. The Weekly Lineups changes and the Daily Lineups changes as explained below.

Weekly Lineups
The Contest uses weekly lineups for all Leagues that choose the weekly lineup option. A week runs from Monday's games through Sunday's games (with the exception of Week one (1), which runs from Sunday to Sunday and Week fourteen (14) All-Star Period which takes place from July 10 to July 23 of 2017) and, once a week begins, lineups can't be changed for that week. Each week, owners can set a new lineup for the upcoming week. If an owner does not set a lineup for a particular week, the owner's lineup from the previous week will be used. Your team will not accumulate points for any period in which your lineup is illegal.

Weekly Lineup Setting Deadline
The deadline for setting your lineup is five (5) minutes before the first MLB game in which each individual MLB player's in your fantasy team is scheduled to play for the applicable weekly period. For clarity, if a MLB player does not have a scheduled game on Monday, that player will remain unlocked until five (5) minutes before the scheduled time such MLB player's team plays their first MLB game. Please note that players involved in a delayed or postponed game will lock at the originally scheduled lock time.

Daily Lineups
The Contest provides participants with the option to have a daily lineup changes type of League ("Daily Lineup League"). In a Daily Lineup League owners can set a new lineup each day. There are two (2) versions of the Daily Lineup Leagues, one with limited changes and one with unlimited changes. A day runs from beginning of the first game of the day through the completion of the last game of the day and, once a day begins, lineups within a Daily Lineup League can't be changed for that day. If an owner does not set a lineup for a particular day, the owner's lineup from the previous day will be used. Your team will not accumulate points for any day in which your lineup is illegal.

Daily Lineup Setting Deadline
The deadline for setting your lineup on a Daily Lineup League is five (5) minutes before each individual players first game of the day. Any remaining players that are unlocked for the day will lock five (5) minutes before the last game of the day, Changes made after a player has locked will be effective for the following day. Please note that player involved in a delayed or postponed games will lock at the originally scheduled lock time.

9. Adding and Dropping Players

Overview
Throughout the season, you may want to improve your roster by adding free agent players and releasing players that aren't performing to your expectations. With only three (3) exceptions, there are no limits to the number of Add/Drops you can request, nor are there any transaction fees.
  1. The first exception is when an owner drops his entire team or a significant number of players, also known as "team dropping". Team dropping has a negative impact on the League and as such, any owner who elects to drop his team shall be subject to immediate removal from the League. Players selected from waivers or added from free agency that were part of a team drop may be reversed at our discretion. In such move reversals, the waiver ranks will not be reset. For the weekly lineups Leagues, any changes made may go into effect for the following week's games.
  2. The second exception is abuse of the waiver process. This is when a team owner adds then drops a series of players, putting those players on waivers and making them inaccessible to other team owners. Such an action could result in forfeiture of points as well as that team owner being blocked from making any additional add/drops for the remainder of the season.
  3. The third exception is in Daily Lineup Leagues playing in the limited transaction version who will only be allowed 8 transactions per week.
If either of these situations occurs within your League, please contact CBSSports.com through the Help Center as soon as possible. All decisions regarding enforcement of the exceptions to unlimited Add/Drops will be made by CBSi in its sole discretion.

Free Agents
Any player not on any other team's Fantasy roster and not on Waivers (discussed below) is considered a Free Agent. In Weekly Leagues, requests for free agents are effective for the following week's games. For example, if an owner adds a Free Agent and drops a player on Wednesday, the roster is instantly updated for the following week, but the "pre-Add/Drop" roster is still in effect for the remainder of the current week's games. The deadline for submitting a Free Agent request is five (5) minutes before the first game of the scoring period in order to have the transaction effective for that week.

For Daily Lineup Leagues, requests for free agents are effective for the following day's games. For example, if an owner adds a Free Agent and drops a player on Wednesday, the roster is instantly updated for the following day, but the "pre-Add/Drop" roster is still in effect for the remainder of the current day's games. The deadline for submitting a Free Agent request is five (5) minutes before the first game of the day in order to have the transaction effective for that day.

Waivers
In order to provide an equal opportunity for all owners to add players that are new to the free agent pool, a Waiver process is used. Owners' requests to add players on Waivers are not executed immediately, but are put in a pending status for at least 24 hours. This allows multiple teams to request the same players. Every night between midnight and 6:00AM ET a Waivers process will be run, executing the pending requests in "Waiver Rank" order (explained below). All transactions during the Waivers process are effective for the next scoring period.

Waiver Rank
As stated, during the Waiver process, pending transactions are processed in Waiver Rank order. The team with a Waiver Rank of 1, considered the highest, will get its first requested player. After the transaction is executed, the team's Waiver Rank is then set to 10 (last), and all other teams move up one. The initial Waiver Rank of the season is based on the reverse order of the draft. The team that selected last in the first round of the draft will have a Waiver Rank of 1.

If a team's highest pending transaction becomes invalid because another team received the requested player, the transaction gets deleted and the team's next transaction, if one exists, becomes that team's highest. If a team doesn't have any pending transactions because all players requested were taken by other teams, or the owner simply didn't request any players, there isn't any penalty and the team's Waiver Rank will not be changed.

Undroppable Players
To maintain the integrity of your League, you will be prevented from dropping certain star MLB players throughout the season. CBSI, as commissioner of all Contests' Leagues, will decide - in its sole discretion - which MLB players are undroppable. If there are players CBSI deems un-droppable on your roster, they will not be displayed on the Transactions, Add/Drop page. You may appeal to CBSI for permission to drop an undroppable player; however CBSI will make the final decision on all un-droppable player requests in its sole discretion. Appeals can be sent via the Help Center page and should include the names of the players you want to add and drop.

10. Trades

Trade Approvals
In an effort to prevent collusion among owners, and to ensure fair competition, a trade approval process is used. After a trade is made, it will be in pending status for at least 24 hours. If 4 owners in your League object to the trade within the pending time period, the trade will not be executed, but will go to the Commissioner for final approval. If 4 owners do not object before the pending period is up, then your trade will be processed. As an example, a trade made at 5 PM ET Tuesday will not execute at 5 PM ET Wednesday, but will be processed between midnight and 5 AM Thursday morning. Therefore, all trades must be made (i.e., accepted by both parties involved) prior to 11.59 PM ET each Saturday night to be effective for the following week. However, trades in which 4 or more owners object are then subject to Commissioner approval, and may NOT be effective for the upcoming period. Please always check your team Monday morning.

Trades that go to the Commissioner for approval on Monday will be processed after the lineup locks on Monday.

Multi-player Trades
Owners can enter unbalanced multi-player trades such as trading 3 players for 1 player. However, the maximum roster size (and the position restrictions) will ultimately be enforced. If a trade is executed and your resulting roster has greater than the maximum number of players allowed, or it violates the other position requirements, you will be required to enter the necessary transactions to correct your roster. If your roster is not legal by thirty (30) minutes before the first game of the week, your players will not accumulate statistics or points for the ensuing week.

Trade Deadline
In an effort to keep the integrity of the League, a deadline for trades will be imposed at 11:59 PM ET 8/10/2017. No trades can be accepted after the aforementioned date. If a trade is accepted on 8/10/2017, it will still be allowed to go through the voting process.

11. Sportsmanship

General Sportsmanship
By participating, you agree to abide by the general sportsmanship and fairness rules set forth in these rules and fantasy contests in general. You further agree to accept and abide by the rulings and the decisions of CBSI regarding all questions of sportsmanship and fairness. If an owner does not comply with the sportsmanship and fairness rules as embodied in these official rules, or CBSI determines (in CBSI's sole discretion) that an owner has acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, CBSI reserves the right to disqualify the owner and/or remove that owner from the League. All decisions by CBSI in sportsmanship and fairness related matters will be final.

Multiple Teams
In order to keep the Leagues as competitive as possible, owners will only be allowed to have one team in a League.

Collusion
CBSI does not permit two or more owners in the same League to work together to better one team at the expense of the other (for example, making one-sided trades, one team dropping highly-rated players so the other team can pick them up, etc.).

Inappropriate League Communication
The Fantasy and League Message Boards, League News area, League Email Address and Chat Room are available for you to communicate with other League owners. We ask that you refrain from posting or sending messages that could be construed as offensive to other owners. Inappropriate communication can also include spamming other League team owners with trade offers and posting multiple messages on the message board. If a team owner fails to abide by the guidelines specified herein and in the CBS Interactive Terms of Use, as determined by CBSI in its sole discretion CBSI reserves the right to terminate that team owner's ability to communicate within the League.

12. Prizes

League Champion Prizes (individually, a "Prize", collectively, the "(Prize(s)")
The first-place eligible finisher in each Gold League will win One Hundred Fifty Dollars (US$150.00).There is no other prize offered in the Gold League.

The first-place eligible finisher in each Platinum League will win Six Hundred Dollars (US$600.00).There is no other prize offered in the Platinum League.

The first-place eligible finisher in each Diamond League will win One Thousand One Hundred Dollars (US$1100.00).
The second-place eligible finisher in each Diamond League will win Five Hundred Dollars (US$500.00).

The first-place eligible finisher in each Double Diamond League will win Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (US$2500.00).
The second-place eligible finisher in each Double Diamond League will win One Thousand Dollars (US$1000.00).

The first-place eligible finisher in each Elite League will win Five Thousand Dollars (US$5000.00). The second-place eligible finisher in each Elite League will win Two Thousand Dollars (US$2000.00).

Roto League Tiebreakers
  • In the event there is a tie between 2 or more team owners in a League for 1st and/or 2nd place, where applicable, the ties will be broken as follows:
  • The highest ranked team in the following categories and following order:
    #1 - Batting average, if there is still a tie,
    #2 - ERA numbers, if there is still a tie
    #3 — WHIP numbers
    will be declared the Winner.


Gold and Platinum Leagues
Team owners tied for 1st place will split the 1st place Prize Money.

Diamond, Double Diamond and Elite
Tie For 1st place (2 team owners) — both team owners will split 1st and 2nd place Prize Money.
Tie For 1st place (3 team owners) — 3 way split of 1st and 2nd place Prize Money between the 3 tied team owners.
Tie For 2nd place (2 or more team owners) — all tied team owners will split the 2nd place Prize Money.

Prize Notification
Potential prize winners (the "Winners") will be notified through the alert box on the League's home page and via email within 30 days of the end of the MLB regular season. Such notification will be sent to the email address provided during registration to the Contest. Notification will include instructions on how to claim your Prize. Winners will need to complete and submit the CBSI affidavit of eligibility liability and where legally permissible, a publicity release (the "Affidavit"). Such Affidavit must include Winner's social security number and include a copy of their current driver's license or current government issued id ("ID") when submitting their Affidavit. Please note: Such Affidavit must be received by CBSI with a copy of current identification, as described above, no later than October 15, 2017.

In the event a Winner is deemed ineligible and/or does not claim their Prize by the dates specified herein, Prize will be forfeited and either: (i) In the event there is only one (1) Winner, the Prize will not be awarded; or (ii) in the event of a tie the portion of the Prize of such ineligible and/or non-claimant Winner will be added to or equally distributed among the other tied Winner(s).


13. Legal Disclaimers

General Conditions
By entering, each participant accepts and agrees to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of CBSI, which are final and binding in all respects.

Further, each entrant also acknowledges and agrees to the CBS Interactive Inc.: (i) Terms of Use; (ii) Privacy Policy; and (iii) the Terms of Use of the Wallet incorporated herein by reference. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each of the Winners. No substitution or transfer of a Prize is permitted except by CBSI. Except where prohibited by law, a Winner's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for the Contest Entities to use a Winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), worldwide, in all forms of media and for any purpose including advertising and publicity, in CBSI's sole discretion, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Participants hereby grant CBSI a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free right (but not the obligation) and license to publish Participant's name, image and likeness in any media and/or any platform now known or hereafter devised, without any additional compensation or credit.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

CBSI is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries or transactions, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. CBSI reserves the right to halt or modify the Contest at any time during the Contest period if events beyond their control compromise the Contest's fairness or integrity. CBSI, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participating in the Contest, refuse to award points or Prize(s), and require the return of a Prize(s), if entrant engages in any conduct CBSI in its sole discretion deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Contest or detrimental to other entrants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during Contest registration or Prize claim(s), violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating points or Prizes through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the entrant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating points or Prize(s), tampering with CBSI's administration of this promotion, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on this Web site. Entrant further acknowledges that the forfeiture of any Prize(s) and/or return of the Prize(s) shall in no way prevent CBSI from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.

CBSI reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest or otherwise to preserve the integrity of this Contest. This Contest is not affiliated with or endorsed by MLB or any MLB team. This is a skill Contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in the CBSSports.com Service.

This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling.

Rules
For a copy of the Official Rules send a self addressed stamped envelope to the above address marked "Official Rules: 2017 Fantasy Baseball Prize Leagues," for receipt by October 14, 2017.

Internet
If for any reason the Internet, mobile networks and/or any wired or wireless networks used to connect and/or participate in this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of CBSI which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, CBSI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, CBSI further reserves the right to award Prize(s) to the eligible team(s) with the most points and/or with the best record (tie breakers rules will apply) in each League in the Contest as of the termination date.

CBSI assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or transactions. CBSI is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.

Lost or Corrupted Entries
The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest.

Damaged Property
Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from this Contest.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CBSI, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Any entry that is incomplete, late, or does not include a validly issued User ID will be disqualified.

In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, CBSI reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, CBSI shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action.

Contest Errors
The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Contest; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Contest; and/or (c) in these Official Rules including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of a Winner or the distribution of a Prize. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Administrators reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Winner(s) and Prize(s)
The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, the announcement of a Winner, the distribution of a Prize, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of a Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant's or third person's property related to or resulting from any part of a Prize or any part of this Contest.

Release and Indemnity
Each entrant in the Contest, including, without limitation, the Winners, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Contest Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize, participation in this Contest and participation in any activity related to this Contest.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties
IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND/OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTEST, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTEST. IN NO EVENT SHALL CBSI'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $100. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE CONTEST AND THE SERVICE INCLUDING THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

Binding Arbitration
The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, a Prize and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of California, in the City of San Francisco.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules, a Prize and/or the Contest, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of California state and federal courts located in the City of San Francisco and State of California. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

Sponsor/Prize Provider/Administrator's Mailing Address
CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

NOTE: Current projections are placeholders based on player three-year averages. Complete 2018 projections will be available in early January