I am opening up a 30-team dynasty league on CBS Sportsline, where you start out with your team of choice roster and try to win the Super Bowl in fantasy football! The cost of the league is only 10 dollars with the possiblity to win 100!
We will be using real life salaries and contracts, with a salary cap and the works. It will be about as realistic to the NFL as fantasy football can make it. Posted below is the consitution, we still have many many teams open. To acquire a team, you can contact me at:
AOL Instant Messagner: IversonFan4Ever3
or you can sign up for a team here: http://tnffl.proboards92.com/index.cgi
Thanks and I hope we can get some great owners!
Welcome to The National Fantasy Football League
Commissioner: Eric Cooper (Kansas City Chiefs)
Co-Commissioner: Stu N. (Seattle Seahawks)
Overview: The National Fantasy Football League is one of the most competitive and realistic fantasy football leagues in the fantasy sports. The NFFL will consist of 30 teams (minus Arizona and Indianapolis due to CBS restrictions). Each team will start with 26 of their best players, and from there on will be able to trade their players for other players to make their fantasy teams one of the best.
Salary Cap: The NFFL will have a set salary cap each year. Each 5 years, the salary cap will raise a little bit to endure the inflation rates that contracts will undergo. The contracts will be as close to realistic to the real life contract of the player themselves at the beginning before they are resigned or signed by another team.
The Salary Cap for the 2006 season is set at: 70 Million Dollars
Cap Penalties: Unlike the NFL, the NFFL does have guaranteed, so that players just cant sign people to 10 year deals and get out of it. The following cap penalties will happen to any team that cuts a player:
1 year contract: No penalty
2-3 year contract: Must pay 20% of contract for remaining years
4-6 year contract: Must pay 50% until 2 years left, then pay 20% for remaining two years.
7-9 year contract: Must pay 80% until 5 years left, then must pay 50% until two years are left, then must pay 20% of contract for remaining years.
10 year contract: Must do a complete buyout of contract, and that will last for five years.
So the lesson here is, if you want to sign someone, offer them more money then more years, because then it will not be such a pain to pay for them for less years and less money and more years and more money (just don’t be like the New York Knicks).
Contract Years: All players will be given contract years for the length of their contract. These contract years can range anywhere from 1 year to 10 years, depending on how long you would like to sign a player. A player with 10 years, though, will require a lot more money then a player with 1 year.
Trades: Trades in this league are not only allowed, they are encouraged. While trying to be realistic in the league and salaries, we feel that more trading is better to make roster better, besides, that’s the goal – to make your roster as good as you can so that you can win the Super Bowl. You may trade players currently on your roster, and draft picks. Draft pick stipulations may be used. All trades will go through the Commissioner and the Co-Commissioner before accepting. We will also make the sure that is within the cap rules. If both teams are over salary cap, or one team is over the salary cap and receiving more of the contract money, the contracts added up together must be within 115% of each other. So a 2 million dollar man for a 8 million dollar man wont pass. If both teams are under the cap and do not go over the cap by 115% or the team with salary cap is taking on more salary, the trade will be good under the salary cap.
Free Agents During Year: All free agents signed during the year can be signed for the any amount. Once you offer a free agent a contract, they have 24 hours to wait and see if they get a better offer. If no better offer comes, they will sign with your team. The league minimum for signing free agents is 1 year, 500,000 dollars.
Schedules: Each team will play a fourteen game schedule. You will play your division at least nine times, with at least one to at most five games being played against teams in the other division. ***Note: This means your team will play when your team in the NFL is in their bye week. Please be aware of this***
Playoff’s: The Playoff’s will start on Week 1. They will consist of the four best teams from the NFFL East and the four best teams from the NFFL West. The Super Bowl will be ran on Week 17. While I know that some teams might be resting their starters, you are already going to be playing with such big and wide rosters, this still should not be a problem.
Off-Season Activities: The Off-season is full of many activities. Along with trading that will happen, the following will be happening.
Free Agency – Any player with a one year deal will enter free agency after the season ends. If you would like to prevent a player from singing with a different team, you have three options.
1. You can resign the player to a contract during the season
2. You can designate your player the “franchise player” after the season ends. This means your player, in the NFFL, will be offered a one year deal, and his money will equal the average of the top five players at his position, plus (+) 10% bonus. You have one franchise tag each year, and you may or may not use it.
3. You can designate your player a “restricted free agent” after the season ends. This means your player, in the NFFL, will be allowed to look around the league for a new contract, and if offered a higher contract, will accept the offer sheet from the other team. You then have 48 hours from when the offer sheet is signed to keep your player for that same contract or let him go. If you match that offer, you will keep your player, but if you don’t, he will go to the other team. You are allowed to designate one player as an unrestricted free agent, and you may or may not use this.
If you do not designate a player either your franchise player or give them restricted free agent status, they will go into free agency as a unrestricted free agent, which means they are able to sign with any team they choose. Unrestricted free agents may sign contracts anywhere from 1 to 10 years, and the team that offers the highest total money will get the player. So in the following example:
Peyton Manning Offers:
Cleveland Offers: 3 years, 10 million dollars a year, 30 million dollars total.
Buffalo Offers: 5 years, 12 million dollars a year, 60 million dollars total.
San Francisco Offers: 10 years, 9 million dollars a year, 90 million dollars
Green Bay Offers: 4 years, 14 million dollars a year, 56 million dollars
San Francisco would get Peyton because while every team offered more, Peyton is getting more money per year and would sign there.
The Draft: The Draft will consist of three rounds where teams will pick players that are just coming in for that years NFL Draft. Each team will have their three picks, unless they are traded away. Order of draft pick will be determined by final record. The draft will usually take place in an AOL Instant Messenger Chat Room.
Rookie Signings: The following is a chart to tell how much your rookie will be making during his first year:
Round 1, Picks 1-15:
Option 1. For 3 years: 8 million dollars a year
Option 2: For 4 years: 7 million dollars a year
Round 1, Picks 16-30
Option 1: For 3 years: 7.5 million dollars a year
Option 2: For 4 years: 6.5 million dollars a year
Round 2, Picks 1-15
Option 1: For 2 years: 7 million dollars a year
Option 2: For 3 years: 6 million dollars a year
Option 3: For 4 years: 5 million dollars a year
Round 2, Picks 16-30
Option 1: For 2 years: 6.5 million dollars a year
Option 2: For 3 years: 5.5 million dollars a year
Option 3: For 4 years: 4.5 million dollars a year
Round 3, Picks 1-30
Option 1: For 1 year: 5 million dollars
Option 2: For 2 years: 4 million dollars
Option 3: For 3 years: 3 million dollars
****Note: Rookies do not have to be signed…any rookie not signed within 2 weeks of the draft period will be sent into free agency as an unrestricted free agent****
****Rules Are Subject To Change At Any Time****
****More Rules Will Be Added On****