CBSSports.com Fantasy Platform API Rules
The overall goal of Fantasy Platform API Rules is to ensure that the CBSSports.com fantasy user experience is a good as possible, and not affected by server unresponsiveness caused by too much load on the system. While our environment is built to minimize the impact that a rogue league or application can have, we do need your cooperation.
We realize that different applications will need different levels of access and will also require to have a wide range of API call volume. An application that's installed by 25,000 users of course is going to put a heavier burden on our servers than one that has 1,000 users. As a result, setting absolute limits or thresholds is not an optimal solution.
The vast majority of the API calls are really fast and do not put much of strain on the system. Nonetheless, making unnecessary calls needs to be avoided. But there are a few that can be easily abused and cause problems. Please be advised that we will be monitoring API usage and if we determine that an application has caused a system overload, or is in imminent danger of doing so, we will turn off all instances of the application and will keep it that way until the developer is able to provide a version that solves this problem.
In order to reduce the possibility that your application will pose issues for the Fantasy Platform, please adhere to the following: