To emulate the NFL experience as much as possible while keeping things enjoyable and all owners involved throughout the entire season.
I. League Fees
A. League Franchise Fee: $55.00
1. 50.00 is for League Prize money Pool
2. 5.00 for software.
B. Trades will cost owners $2.00 per player
C. Drop/Adds will cost owners $2.00 per player
D. Placing a Player on IR will cost owners $2.00 per player
E. Placing a player on the Waiver Wire or Obtaining a player from the Waiver Wire will cost owners $2.00 per player.
II. League Setup
A. This will be a Salary Cap, Keeper League
B. League will consist of twelve teams.
C. There will be two Conferences
1. Each conference will have two divisions of three teams each.
A. Draft will be basic Round Robin Style.
B. Each player will have 2 minutes to make his or her selection from the last selection made. If after 2 minutes an owner
hasn’t made a selection he will have to wait until the end of the round to make his choice. The owner would then
return to their proper spot in the rotation for the next round.
C. The Draft Order will be in reverse order of finish of Post-Season play from the previous season.
1. The six teams that do not make the playoffs and the first two teams eliminated from the Playoffs will pick First
a. The order of these six teams will be determined by their accumulative point totals of their games from the
Consolation Bracket (see Rule XIV; Section A, Par. 1 & 2) from the previous Season.
b. The team with the highest total score of the Consolation Bracket will pick first, the next highest will pick second,
and the next highest third, and so on until the first eight picks are determined.
D. The Top Four Finishers in the Leagues previous Season will pick Ninth through Twelfth. In reverse order of finish.
Fourth place will pick Ninth, Third place will pick Tenth, Second place will pick Eleventh, and the League Champion will
E. After determining the Draft Order for the first round the draft will commence with the Draft Order reversing each
round. If you pick first in the First Round you will pick last in the Second round and Vice-versa.
F. For the 2001 season only the two expansion teams will pick Eleventh and Twelfth. The first six picks will be as
determined by the Consolation bracket. The four top Teams will pick seventh through tenth, in the order determined by
their finish last season.
A. Regular season will be the first 13 weeks of the NFL season
B. The schedule will consist of a Round Robin type format that will see each team playing their divisional opponents
twice. Each team will also play one game against each of the other Nine teams in the League, Thus 13 games.
V. Salary Cap
A. In the absence of the ability to actually negotiate with players the following system will be used for determining
Rd 1 - 2.2 Million
Rd 9 - 1.4 Million
Rd 17 - 600,000
Rd 2 - 2.1 Million
Rd 10 - 1.3 Million
Rd 18 - 500,000
Rd 3 - 2.0 Million
Rd 11 - 1.2 Million
Rd 19 - 400,000
Rd 4 - 1.9 Million
Rd 12 - 1.1 Million
Rd 20 - 300,000
Rd 5 - 1.8 Million
Rd 13 - 1.0 Million
Rd 21 - 200,000
Rd 6 - 1.7 Million
Rd 14 - 900,000
Rd 22 - 100,000
Rd 7 - 1.6 Million
Rd 15 - 800,000
Rd 8 - 1.5 Million
Rd 16 - 700,000
B. After a player has been drafted he will retain the salary for that draft choice level for the remainder of the season
unless he is dropped and then picked up in which case the player could receive a salary increase but not a salary
C. The salary cap for the league is 31.4 million dollars per team.
D. The salary for any Player kept at the end of a season (see Sect: XI) will increase by 100,000 dollars for the next
A. Rosters will consist of 22 players.
B. Each team must have at least One QB, Two RB’s, Two WR’s, One TE, One K, One DL, One LB, and One DB.
1. As long as Owners acquire the minimum starters required they may fill their remaining roster spots at their own
C. Rosters freeze as of week 13.
1. After week 13 Owners may still acquire Free Agents.
2. Any player added after week 13 is not eligible to be kept for the next year, nor will they be eligible for the Pro Bowl.
A. Starters will consist of One QB, One RB, Two WR’s, One TE, One extra Offensive player either a RB, WR, or TE, One
K, One KR, One DL, One LB, and One DB.
1. Your KR Starter can be anyone from your roster that isn’t starting at any other position that week.
B. Line-ups must be submitted by Saturdays at 10:00 PM.
C. In the event of any games played before Sunday, any starters for those games must be called in before the respective
D. If there are games on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays and an Owner does not call in their starters for those games
before each of those games begin then the Owner will be unable to use any players they may have that play in those
games. But the Owner would be able to still call in starters for any players he may have playing in the Sunday Games
so long as he calls those starters in before Saturday at 10:00PM and so long as the owner can still field a full starting
E. In the event that an owner cannot start a full squad the owner will forfeit that game.
F. Once a line-up has been called in it can be altered as much as any owner deems necessary up to 12:00 PM CST
Sunday. However once a player has been listed as a starter and his game has started then he cannot be changed.
G. If an Owner fails to call in a lineup twice in one season, a vote of the owners will be taken to determine if the owner
should be expelled from the league.
1. A majority vote is needed for expulsion.
2. If a vote has to be called on the same owner in two consecutive seasons; or the same owner fails to call in a lineup
3 or more times in the same season; then that owner will automatically be expelled from the league; forfeiting their
remaining games and any monies paid to the league to that point in the season.
3. If an owner is expelled from the league he can only be re-instated after the conclusion of the season and only by a
H. Starting line-ups are only valid if turned into the league commissioner either by phone or by email. In the event that you
are unable to contact the commissioner there will be an alternate point of contact appointed. Lineups submitted to any
other person than the two people described above will be deemed invalid. Each Owner has to call in their starters
every week. If an Owner neglects to call or email in their line-ups for any week then they will forfeit those weeks’
VIII. Free Agents
A. Acquisition of Free Agents can occur on any day of the season that no NFL games are scheduled.
B. No Free Agent activity can occur during the time period between the end of the Championship Game and the
conclusion of the next season’s draft.
C. Owners may acquire as many free Agents as they desire each day so long as they maintain control of their Salary
D. Free agent requests are to be phoned in or emailed to (preferably emailed) the League Commissioner before 7:00 PM
on days when Free Agent activity is permitted.
E. The League Commissioner will email his Free Agency requests to the alternate point of contact mentioned in, Rule VII,
Section H., before 7:00 PM
F. No Free Agency requests will be disclosed prior to 7:00 PM on the nights that permit Free Agent activity.
G. Neither the League Commissioner nor the Alternate point of contact will access the emails or voicemails regarding
Free Agents prior to 7:00 PM on the appointed nights.
H. ANY FREE AGENT REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER 7:00 PM WILL NOT BE HONORED UNTIL THE NEXT DAY THAT HAS
FREE AGENT ACTIVITY.
I. Every night at 7:00 PM Free Agent Acquisitions will be updated. They will be posted to the web page by 8:00 AM the
J. When bidding on a Free Agent please, use the following procedure.
1. First decide which player or players you are deciding to drop from your roster in order to make room for your new
player or players.
2. If you like you can designate more than one player that you would be willing to accept to replace the player you are
dropping from your roster. In these cases please prioritize your choices.
3. When bidding on more than one Free Agent on the same day you must stipulate which player being dropped
corresponds with the players being bid on. For example:
You might say you are dropping Randy Moss and you want to sign Cris Carter, and you are dropping Robert Smith and you want to sign Emmitt Smith. In this particular case Moss’s Salary would be used as the bid for Carter, and R. Smith’s Salary could be used as the bid for E. Smith. Or you can say you are dropping Moss for Carter, or Rocket Ismail, or Ed McAffrey. This is what you would do if you thought you might be outbid for your first choice and you were willing to sign one of the other choices. In this scenario Moss’s salary would be the bid for each of these players.
K. For salary cap considerations any player not drafted or previously unsigned that you pickup will assume either the
salary of the player that you dropped, or the monetary amount bid in order to add that player. In the event that you are
adding a player that had either been drafted at the beginning of the year or had previously been picked up then that
player would take the larger of either, his previous salary or the salary of the player being dropped for him, or the
monetary bid made to acquire him, whichever is higher. Once a player has been signed his salary may not go below
that for which he was originally signed. It may go up.
L. Players may disregard the salary of a player being dropped and make a cash offer on a Free Agent if they want to try
and sign a player for more or less money than the salary of the dropped player.
M. At no time will the acquisition of a Free Agent; be determined by the record of any team. N. In the event that more than
one owner is trying to acquire the same player then that player will be awarded to the owner that is offering the
highest salary. The salary of the player being dropped, or the monetary bid determines the amount of salary being
offered. For Example:
Owner A and Owner B both want to pick up John Doe-RB. Owner A is dropping a player with a salary of 1.3 million dollars and Owner B is dropping a player with a salary of 900,000 dollars. John Doe would be awarded to Owner A because by rule he is offering a higher salary.
O. In the event that two owners want the same player and they are offering the same compensation then the deal will
enter into arbitration.
1. What this means is that the case entering arbitration will be posted on the Web Site.
a) The owners involved will then have 24 hours from the notification to make a counter offer. This offer can be in the
form of a higher salaried player or the same player can be dropped with the owner disregarding the dropped
Players salary and instead making a monetary bid so long as the owner does not exceed the salary cap.
b) An owner may leave the same offer on the table in the hope that the other owner will withdraw his bid rather
than bid higher.
c) Owners involved in arbitration may withdraw their bid if they so desire.
d) If after 24 hours an owner has not made a counter offer then his original offer will stand.
e) In the event that an owner makes an offer on a player that exceeds the level of salary of a First Round Draft
Choice and the owner is awarded that player, then that player will be designated as that owner’s Franchise
Player (see Rule IX).
f) After the counter offers are made then the player will go to the highest of the new bids.
g) If after 24 hours the bids are still equal then both bids will be thrown out and the player will return to the Free
P. Any monetary bids are to be made in 100,000-dollar increments.
Q. Players that are dropped are eligible to be picked-up after48 hours.
R. Players that do not make it out of arbitration are eligible for Acquisition on the next day that permits Free Agent activity.
S. There is a fee of $2.00 for each Free Agent Acquired.
IX. Franchise Players
A. If at any time during the season an owner acquires a player for more annual salary than that of a first round Draft
choice then that player will become that owners Franchise Player.
B. No owner may ever have more than one Franchise Player per season.
C. Once a Franchise Player has been tagged then the owner has obligated himself to keep that player for the remainder
of that season and through the draft of the next season
D. If at the end of a season, an owner has not tagged a Franchise Player but decides to keep a First Round Draft Choice
then by rule that player will be tagged as that owners Franchise Player. But not until the start of the next season when
the new salary would take effect. Which would mean the owner would have to keep him for the entire next season
and through the draft of the season after that.
E. After a Franchise player has been kept for one year the franchise tag can be removed the next year if the owner so
F. The only way to remove the Franchise Player tag from a player is by dropping the player from your roster after having
kept him the predetermined allotted time.
A. No trades will occur after the start of the first game for each week.
B. Trades between Two Owners and consisting of only two players, one from each team, can be made without any prior
approval from the other owners at any time up to the trading deadline.
C. Trades must be reported to the commissioner before any players may start for their new owner. Once submitted to the
commissioner, players from those trades can be activated immediately.
D. Any trades involving more than two owners or more than two players must be submitted too the league for validation.
E. This will happen in the following manner.
1. The trade will be called in to the League commissioner.
2. The commissioner will then post the trade on the League Message Board.
3. After 48 hours the trade will be valid unless 6 or more owners veto the trade.
4. It does not take a majority of yes votes for the trade to become valid.
5. If after 48 hours no one has responded it will still be a done deal.
a) And don’t forget there will always be at least two yes votes for every trade which leaves 10 owners still to vote
that is why it only takes 6 no votes to veto the trade. This is just a way of keeping extremely one-sided trades
F. Players involved in a multi-player or multi-team deal cannot start until the trade has been validated.
G. The salaries of players involved in a trade will go to the new owner with the player. All Salary Cap restrictions still
H. Owners can also trade Draft Picks for players.
I. At no time can owners trade a player for cash.
J. The trading deadline will be week 9. No trades will be allowed after the beginning of the first game for week 9.
K. Each Owner involved in a trade will be assessed a fee of $2.00 per player involved in the trade (see Rule II, Sect. C).
A. At the end of each season owners can keep as many as three players or as few as none the choice is that of the
B. An owner may keep one player with a salary of 1.7 million or above, one player with a salary between 800,000 and
1.6 million, and one player with a salary 700,000 or below.
C. If an owner has a Franchise player on their roster then the owner must keep that player and may, but is not required
to, keep one player from each of the lower two levels as well.
D. The salary for all kept Players will increase by 100,000 dollars for the next season. Thus increasing their salary by the
value of one draft choice.
For example a player making 400,000 dollars is valued as a 19th round Draft Choice. If kept his salary would increase to 500,000 dollars. This is the salary level of an 18th Round Draft Choice. This player would now be valued as an 18th round draft choice for the next season.
E. For every player an owner keeps, that owner forfeits one Draft Pick in the next draft.
1. Keep one and player lose your 22nd pick
2. Keep two players and lose your 22nd, and 21st picks
3. Keep three players and lose your 22nd, 21st, and 20th picks
F. Any Franchise Players will be known at the end of the season.
G. Any other players being kept must be declared no later than August 15th, prior to the start of the next season.
H. No players can be kept after August 15th.
XII. Waiver Wire
A. The purpose of the Waiver Wire is to allow owners the opportunity to re-negotiate the contracts of any player on
their roster. This can be in an effort to free up room under the Salary Cap or to move a player from one keeper level to
B. Owners may not place more than one player on waivers at a time .
C. The deadline each week for placing a Player on Waivers is Tuesday at 10:00 PM. Since the deadline for bids on a
player on the Waiver Wire is Friday at 10:00 PM I will start accepting emails for the players to be placed on the
next weeks waiver wire on Saturdays. No Players may be placed on Waivers after week 13.
D. While on the Waiver Wire the player will remain an active member of the Owner's Roster, and can participate in
games as usual.
E. While the Player is on Waivers the other Owners have the option of making a bid to buy that player for whatever
amount they choose. Their bids may be for more or less than the players current salary. These bids are due by
Friday at 10:00 PM.
F. The bids for these players will be sent to the commissioner just like for Drop/adds. The commissioner will send
his bids to an alternate owner just as with Dop/Adds.
G. On Friday the Commissioner will announce the bids for the player.
H. The owner who has placed the player on waivers has the right to match the highest offer made and retain the
rights for that player.
I. If the Owner, who placed the Player on waivers, does not wish to match the highest offer made then the player will
go to the team that made the offer at the new salary and the team that acquired the player must compensate the Team that is
losing the player with a Draft Pick, in the next years Draft, eqivalent to the bid made for the player (see Chart in Section V for
Draft Pick & Salaries) . The Owner who gained a player must then Drop a player and
the owner who lost the player must Add one on the next day possible (Saturday's in most events).
J. If the owner, who placed the Player on waivers, decides to match the highest offer made he has then purchased
the rights to that player. The price which he matched is what he will have to count against his salary cap for that
player, for the remainder of that season, however at the conclusion of the season the owner may either keep the
player at his new salary or move the Player to the highest salary of the next lower Keeper Level and keep him at
that lower salary level.
K. If no offer is made by another owner then, the Owner who placed the Player on waivers, will keep him at his
current salary for the remainder of the current season, with the rights to either lower the players salary to the
highest salary of the next lower keeper level or raise it to the lowest salary of the next higher keeper Level at the
end of the season. Whichever move best suits the owner.
L. Placing a player on the Waiver Wire will cost owners $2.00 per player. So it's $2.00 when you place the player on
Waivers. If you retain the rights to that player your cost is only the original $2.00, however if you lose the rights to
the player you placed on waivers, then it will cost you an additional $2.00 to replace him through Free Agency.
And it will cost the Owner who obtained the rights to your player $2.00 when they claim your player and an
additional $2.00 when they drop a player to make room for the player they claimed off of Waivers. So if no player
changes rosters it is only $2.00 to place a player on waivers. If that player changes rosters as a result of being
placed on Waivers then it will cost both owners involved $4.00.
Here is an example of how this process would work. Owner 1 has Brian Griese and Torry Holt on their roster. They both have a salary of 1.6 million. Owner 1 would like to keep them both. The only way Owner 1 could do that is by raising or lowering the salary of one of those two players. So let's say on a Tuesday Owner 1 places Brian Griese on Waivers. Now between Tuesday & Friday any or all of the other owners may make a bid of any amount in the hopes of obtaining the rights to Brian Griese. Bearing in mind that if Owner 1 decides not to match the highest offer then Griese goes to the team that made that Highest offer. Let's say that the highest offer made was 2 million & Owner 1 does decide to match the offer and keep the rights for Griese. For the remainder of the current season Griese will count 2 million against Owner 1's Salary Cap. Then at the end of the season Owner 1 could either, keep him for 2 million as a Top Level keeper, or Owner 1 could lower his salary to 1.6 million and keep him as a second level keeper. Of course for the sake of this example Owner 1 would keep him at the 2 million level that way Owner 1 could keep him and Holt which is why Owner 1 put Griese on Waivers in the first place.
But if the Highest Bid had been only 1.6 million and Owner 1 had matched that offer, Then at the end of the season, Owner 1 could either keep him at 1.6 million as a second level keeper, or Owner 1 could lower his salary to 700,000 at the end of the year and keep him as their Third level Keeper.
If no offer had been made then Owner 1 would retain the rights for Griese at his original 1.6 million salary for the rest of the current season and then at the end of the season Owner 1 could either raise his salary to 1.7 million to keep him at the top level or lower his salary to 700,000 to keep him at the lowest level.
In any event if Owner 1 had decided not to match the highest offer then the owner who made the highest bid for Griese would have the same rights to change his salary at the end of the season as Owner 1 would have had Owner 1 matched the highest offer. And the owner who acquired him would have to compensate Owner 1 with an eqivalent Draft Pick in the next year's draft.
XIII. Injured Reserve
A. Throughout the course of the season it may become necessary to place a player on injured reserve. Doing this will
open a roster spot on your team. Owners can use the IR as much as they like during the season.
B. A player can only be placed on the Injured Reserve list if he is placed on the NFL IR.
C. Players placed on the IR must be replaced on your active roster prior to the start of the next game played.
D. To replace the player placed on IR an owner will simply try to pick up a Free Agent on the days designated for Free
Agency activity by bidding on him using their salary cap surplus fund (see Rule V, Section C).
E. The injured player will only go on the IR if the owner picks up a player to take his roster spot.
F. Bids on replacement players must be made in 100,000-dollar increments.
G. In the event that an owner is bidding on a player that another owner is also trying to pick up the money bid will be
compared to the salary of the player being dropped, by the other owner and the player to be picked up will go to the
owner making the highest offer.
H. Once a player has been placed on IR he is no longer eligible to start for the remainder of the season.
I. A player on IR may or may not be kept at the end of the season for next year.
A. All players that start are eligible to score points in all possible scoring categories with the exception of Kick Returners and the Kick return stats scoring category. The only players that can accumulate KR stats are players started as KR. Players started as KR can only accumulate points as a KR.
B. Scoring Categories:
a) Yards Rushing 1 yard = .1
b) Yards Rec 1 yard = .1
c) Yards Passing 1 yard = .05
d) Return Yardage 1 yard = .05
2. Touchdowns and 2pt conversions
a) All Touchdowns = 6
b) All 2 point conversions = 2
a) Interceptions for = +3
b) Interceptions against = -3
c) Fumbles for = +3
d) Fumbles against = -3
a) Tackles = 1
b) Assists =.5
c) Sacks = 2
d) Safeties = 2
a) Field Goals = 3
(1) FG Bonus Points
(a) FG’s 40-49 +1
(b) FG’s 50-59 +2
(c) FG’s 60-69 +3
b) PAT’s = 1
XV. Post Season
A. The Consolation Bracket
1. The Six teams that do not make the Playoffs will continue to submit lineups for weeks 14, 15, and 16.
2. In Addition to these six teams the first two teams eliminated from the playoffs will participate in the consolation
a) They will bring their scores from their playoff loss with them and then continue on in the same manner as
described in Rule XIV; Section A; Par. 1.
B. Playoffs will be weeks 14, 15, and 16.
C. Six teams will advance to the playoffs. Each of the division winners as well as the Second Place Team with the best
record from each Conference.
1. In the event of a Regular Season Record Tie between two or more teams the ties will be broken in the following
a) Head-to-Head win-loss record.
b) Head-to-Head total points.
e) Division Record
d) Conference Record
c) Total points for the Regular Season
f) Coin Toss.
D. Week 14 Divisional Playoffs
1. The Division Winners with the best record from each Conference will have a bye for this week
2. The Wild Card team from each conference will play the Division Winner from their Conference that did not receive a
3. The games will be played at the stadium of the team with the better record.
4. Week One of the Consolation Bracket
a) 6 Non-Playoff Teams only this week
E. Week 15 Conference Championship Games
1. The advancing teams from week 14 will play the Remaining Division Champs from their Conference.
2. Week 2 of Consolation Bracket
a) The 6 Non-Playoff Teams will be joined by the two teams eliminated from the playoffs in week 14
b) The two teams joining the Consolation Bracket this week will use their Scores from Week 14 as part of their Total
Score for this Bracket
F. Week 16 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
1. The Conference Champions will face each other to decide the Championship
2. Third Place Game
a) Played between the Teams that did not advance beyond the Conference Championship Games
2. Final Week of Consolation Bracket.
G. Week 17- League Pro Bowl
1. Each owner will submit a 5-player lineup from the players that were on their Roster as of Week 13
2. Any players acquired after week 13 will not be eligible.
3. These lineups will consist of 1 Qb, 1 Defensive player, and 3 other offensive players who are not QB’s.
4. These line-ups will need to be announced before the start of the first playoff game.
5. After the line-ups are submitted they can only be changed in the event of injury.
a) In the event that an announced player will not be able to participate due to injury the owner will be able to replace
b) Line-ups for the Pro Bowl will be set as of Saturday at 10 PM the day before the game.
XVI. Prize Monies
A. Prize money equals all monies left in the kitty after the collection of entry fees, all transaction fees, and the
disbursement of bonus prize money. I will discuss Bonus Prize money later in this section.
B. Transaction fees will be updated every three weeks.
C. Payments of current monies due are to be paid before the start of games on weeks 4, 8, 13, and within One week
after the Championship Game.
1. If an owner becomes delinquent on transaction fees then all stats for that owner will be put on hold until the owner
D. All of the Transaction Fees will be added to the Prize Money Distribution Pool.
E. Prize Money Distribution Pool
1. 1st place receives - 48% of the prize money Distribution Pool
2. 2nd Place receives - 29% of the prize money Distribution Pool
3. 3rd Place receives - 15% of the prize money Distribution Pool
4. 4th Place receives - 8% of the prize money Distribution Pool
F. Bonus Prize Money Distribution Pool
1. $300.00 will come out of the Prize Money Distribution Pool to form the Bonus Prize Money Distribution Pool
2. This money will be distributed in 6 Bonus Prizes as described below.
a) Offensive Coordinator of the year - $50.00
b) Defensive Coordinator of the year -$50.00
c) Special Teams Coordinator of the year -$50.00
(1) Off, Def, and SP. Teams Coordinator of the year awards will go to the owners whose Starters score the most
points in each of those categories through week 13.
d) Owner of the Year - $50.00
(1) The Owner of the Year Award will go to the Owner whose Team achieves the Highest Power Ranking. You
can view the Power Rankings weekly by going to Weekly Stats and Then Clicking on Power Rankings.
(2) Total points scored will break ties in the overall rankings category.
e) Consolation Bracket- $50.00
f) Pro Bowl- $50.00