NFC | High Stakes Fantasy Sports
Can anyone compete in the National Fantasy Basketball Championship?
No. To enter the Contest, you must be a person at least 18 years of age or older (19 years in Nebraska and Alabama, and 21 years in Massachusetts) and physically located in a state, territory, or province in which participation in the Contest is unrestricted by law. The Contest is only open to individuals who have reached legal age in their respective jurisdiction. Individuals who have not reached legal age in their respective jurisdiction are not eligible and cannot win prizes. Residents of Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio, Vermont, and Washington State, and Ontario are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Employees and immediate family members of SportsHub Games Network, Inc., its sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to win prizes. Each individual should check the laws of the state, territory or province in which he or she resides to determine eligibility to participate and win prizes. Void where prohibited by law. SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right to determine eligibility, in its sole discretion, and the right to change eligibility requirements at any time if it determines that changes are necessary in order to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Can I pay for my entry fee with a credit card?
Absolutely. Just click on the Registration link, fill out the form and leave a credit card number.
How do I use a TBD entry?
A TBD entry secures your signup but does not put you into a draft. To do that, go to your My Teams page and click the gear next to the team name. That takes you to the page where you select the draft you want to enter.
What happens if I'm late?
The NFBKC starts all of its online drafts on time, so please be on time. We will do all we can to contact any owner that is late, but there is a good chance that the computer will auto-pick your selections if you’re not there on time.
What is FAAB and how does that work?
FAAB stands for Free Agent Allocation Budget and each team has an imaginary $1,000 to acquire players during the regular season. If, for instance, Austin Meadows gets called up to the big leagues after spring training and he's still a free agent in your league, each league owner would have the chance to bid for his services. In a blind bidding process, Team A may bid $2 for him, Team B $30 and Team C $50. Each Sunday night, you will see which team acquired that player in the blind bidding and that player can then be added to that team's roster as long as an active or reserve player is cut. Teams will have to ration their $1,000 FAAB for the 26 weeks of the regular season.
What is KDS Preferences and how does that work?
KDS Preferences stands for Kentucky Derby System Preferences, which is a slotting system based on the horse race system. All NFBKC drafts now use KDS. Leagues will be picked randomly, but owners can get moved to their preferred draft spots before Draft Day by filling out their KDS Preferences. The Draft Preferences are listed as soon as you click on your team link. There you will see a list of 1 through 15 in order (or 1 through 12 in 12-team leagues) and an "Edit Preferences" link. Edit your list as often as you'd like and just save your preferences each time before the required deadline for this league. There they can set their preferences in order. A setting like 3,2,1,6,7,8,15,14,13,4,5,9,10,11,12 is an example of KDS. In this scenario, if an owner was randomly picked first out of the computer for that league, we would then slot him third in the draft order, since that was his first preference. If that owner had randomly been picked fourth out of the hat and the top three preferences were already taken, we would slot him sixth in the draft. We do this for every owner after the random selections are made and then announce the draft order for each league to all NFBKC owners.
How many players can we have on our roster?
The maximum roster limit at all times is 16, with 12 players always active. You are allowed to move reserve players into your starting lineup at will as long as your active roster is always legal according to the player eligibility rules. If one of your players lands on the DL, you can place him on your reserve. But if you want to pick up another player off the free agent wire, you will have to cut one of your reserve players to remain at 16. No matter how many injuries your team suffers, you can never have more than 16 players. This will allow each league to have good free agents available at all times and prevent teams from "stashing" players on their DL.
What is 3RR and how does that work?
3RR Stands for 3rd Round Reversal, which allows the bottom of the draft order to begin Round 3 after also starting Round 2. It's one way to balance the talent in a 12-team league as the back of the draft gets early picks in Rounds 2 and 3. Here’s the draft order in all NFBKC leagues:

Round 1: 1-12

Round 2: 12-1

Round 3: 12-1

Round 4: 1-12

Round 5: 12-1

Round 6: 1-12

Round 7: 12-1

Round 8: 1-12

Round 9: 12-1

Round 10: 1-12

Round 11: 12-1

Round 12: 1-12

Round 13: 12-1

Round 14: 1-12

Round 15: 12-1

Round 16: 1-12

3RR is being used to balance out all draft spots by giving the later picks the start of the draft in rounds 2 and 3. History has shown that the process balances out the talent among all 12 teams.
How is position eligibility determined?
The NFBKC has established position eligibility for all NBA players and those listings will be in the draft room. Players do NOT gain additional position eligibility during the NFBKC season. The position they have on Draft Day is the position they will have for the full NFBKC season.
How does the draft work?
All of the online owners will be positioned in the draft order, 1 through 12. Owners can set their player default list within their draft room ahead of time by going to DRAFT, then DRAFT PREP and ranking all available players in the order they want them. Save that list and those players will appear in that order in your draft room. The Draft Room will open on the day of your draft, but the Draft Prep feature is available right after you sign up for any league.
How much time do we have to make a draft selection?
Each team will have 60 seconds to make a pick in each round. If any team goes past its allotted time, the computer will make a selection from your Que and if no players are in your Que then it will take the top player from the player default list. Don’t time out; make your pick before the 60 seconds run out.
Do we have to fill out our 10 man active roster through the first 10 rounds of the draft or can we take someone like our second center with our 16th pick?
Good question. You do NOT have to fill out your 10 man starting lineup with your first 10 picks. However, at the end of your 16-man draft, you must have 4 Guards, 4 Forwards and 2 Centers. We will upload your rosters immediately after the draft and you will have plenty of time to decide which players you want to start for Week 1 of the NBA season. All rosters for Week 1 must be in place before the first game.
How can we prevent collusion in the NFBKC?
For one thing, we are not allowing trades for that simple reason. Secondly, with the FAAB setup, it will be very hard for one team to get the best free agents in that league every single week. We will also randomly draw the name of participants for each league in each city, so there is no way that two "friends" can request to be in the same league. We realize that every league will have "dead teams" at some point in the season as the wear and tear of a long injury-riddled season wears down some owners and forces them to stop making moves. We ask all owners to stay active, but the NFBKC will not force anyone to take injured players or inactive players out of their lineups. Each owner must manage his/her own team. In the end, the best teams in each league will win and the best team overall will win this marathon contest.
If I win a league prize or a grand prize and I have a co-manager, who pays taxes on these winnings?
If the principal team owner's prize winnings are $600.00 or greater, the National Fantasy Basketball Championship must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. We will request your social security number and signature on this form. The form contains the amount paid to you and you will receive a copy of the form for tax purposes. The NFBKC pays the principal team owner of each NFBKC team that was submitted on the entry form and you are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize; please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. Teams can split prizes among multiple owners by filling out the proper paperwork with SportsHub Games Network, Inc.’s' accounting department before season's end. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, SportsHub Games Network, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award such prizes. After 12 months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.


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