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$200 Keeper League (1st year) Yahoo PLUS

Postby Jamester_main » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:20 pm

New keeper league with contracts starting and I'm looking for active owners who are interested in playing and helping this league survive each year. This league will be through Yahoo PLUS (so you will have free stats). It will be a 14 team league with 2 divisions. I am also a web designer in real life so our league will have a fully functional website for the managers to interact on. The league fee each year will be $200.

The breakdown will go like this...

14 teams x $200 = $2800

$125 fee for Yahoo PLUS league
$1300 playoff champion
$500 playoff runner-up
$200 3rd place finish
$300 to each of the division winners

That leaves $75 each year for site fees and operations.

Each team will have 24 roster spots (but only 10 starters).

Starting roster:
QB
RB
RB
WR
WR
WR
WR/RB flex
TE
K
DEF / Special Teams

The initial draft order will be determined randomly by yahoo and will snake. For the first year each player will be allowed to sign the following contracts:

rounds 1-6
4 year contract
4 year contract
3 year contract
2 year contract

rounds 6-18
3 year contract
3 year contract
2 year contract
2 year contract

rounds 19-24
2 year contract
2 year contract

All other players drafted will be on a 1 year contract only and will return to the player pool after the season. In the offseason managers must choose one of their players with an expiring contract to franchise (keep for another year). All other players under contract will lose one year on their contract. No extensions are allowed and no player can be franchised consecutive years. After the initial draft each manager will be allowed to contract 4 new players from any future draft:

3 year contract
3 year contract
2 year contract
2 year contract

All others will once again only be on a single year contract. Managers can assign their contracts after the draft has taken place; just keep in mind as you are drafting which players you might want under certain contracts. Also, managers can release players under contract at any time if they choose; however, the time remaining on that players contract is non-transferable...meaning you lose it.

If you need further information or explanation on any of this then please PM me and I will be happy to break it down further. I will have everything laid out a lot better on our offical website.

Managers are allowed the make trades with players during the regular season. In the offseason, once the draft order for next season has been determined, trades may involve players, draft picks, or contracts. For instance, a manager can trade Tom Brady and a 3 year contract for Philip Rivers, a 1st round draft pick, and a 2 year contract. Of course all trades are subject to league approval. The commissioner will approve/veto any unfair trades and if more than half of the league verbally disapproves of the trade (so at least 8 of 14).

Speaking of drafts, the initial draft will snake and the order will be determined randomly by yahoo; however, every year after the first, the order will be based on the standings of the previous year. The draft will not snake after the initial draft. The standings will remove any chance of teams tanking at the end for draft picks because the draft order will be based on this:

1st thru 8th picks: 7th place team to last place team.
9th thru 14th picks: 6th place team to league champion.

So even the teams that dont make the playoffs are still playing for draft position and cant afford to tank any games. The team that finishes in last place DOES NOT get the #1 pick; instead they get the 8th.

The last thing I request is that each manager follow this structure for a team name:

CITY / LOCATION NAME

For instance my name is Dallas Desperados. (the city does NOT have to be the city you live in...just pick one)

...or you could do a location such as Georgia Force or Florida Gators.

Also, I would prefer if each manager used their own custom image / logo and did not rely on yahoo's lame helmets or avatars. I like when managers take the time to personalize their team.

Here are the league settings: Once the league is full I will consult with everyone to see what works best for them. I am not stuck on these settings. If a majority of the league votes to change something then I will change it. This league is not mine....it is ours. Also, I will set a draft day and time that works best for everyone. Since we will have Yahoo PLUS we can set our draft to whenever we want.

League ID#: 162808
Password: Password1
Draft Type: Live Draft
Max Teams: 14
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Waiver Time: 2 days
Post Draft Players: Follow Waiver Rules
Playoffs: Week 14, 15 and 16 (6 teams)
Roster Positions: QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
Stat Categories: Completions (.15)
Passing Yards (25 yards per point; 5 points at 300 yards)
Passing Touchdowns (6)
Interceptions (-2)
Rushing Yards (10 yards per point; 5 points at 100 yards)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Receptions (.5)
Reception Yards (10 yards per point; 5 points at 100 yards)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
2-Point Conversions (2)
Fumbles Lost (-2)
Offensive Fumble Return TD (6)
Field Goals 0-19 Yards (3)
Field Goals 20-29 Yards (3)
Field Goals 30-39 Yards (3)
Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)
Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)
Field Goals Missed 0-19 Yards (-3)
Field Goals Missed 20-29 Yards (-2)
Field Goals Missed 30-39 Yards (-2)
Field Goals Missed 40-49 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 50+ Yards (0)
Point After Attempt Made (1)
Point After Attempt Missed (-1)
Sack (1)
Interception (2)
Fumble Recovery (2)
Touchdown (6)
Safety (3)
Block Kick (2)
Return Yards (50 yards per point)
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns (6)
Points Allowed 0 points (15)
Points Allowed 1-6 points (10)
Points Allowed 7-13 points (7)
Points Allowed 14-20 points (4)
Points Allowed 21-27 points (1)
Points Allowed 28-34 points (-2)
Points Allowed 35+ points (-5)
Fractional Points: Yes
Negative Points: Yes

Again if you have any questions or concerns please PM me or email me at james@thermalwebdesign.com

Thank you.
Last edited by Jamester_main on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:31 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby Jamester_main » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:44 am

I've been getting a few questions on the contracts so let me break it down more...say this is who I drafted...

1. Marion Barber RB
2. Frank Gore RB
3. T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR
4. Michael Turner RB
5. Donovan McNabb QB
6. Jason Witten TE
7. Dwayne Bowe WR
8. Jon Kitna QB
9. Donald Driver WR
10. Jason Campbell QB
11. Bobby Engram WR
12. Dallas DST
13. Lee Evans WR
14. Ahman Green RB
15. Santana Moss WR
16. Benjamin Watson TE
17. Tennessee DST
18. Donald Lee TE
19. D.J. Hackett WR
20. Josh Brown K
21. Isaac Bruce WR
22. Jerious Norwood RB
23. Shaun Suisham K
24. Leon Washington RB

Then after the draft I break it down like this...

Rounds 1-6
1. Marion Barber RB
2. Frank Gore RB
3. T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR
4. Michael Turner RB
5. Donovan McNabb QB
6. Jason Witten TE
(I have two 4 year contracts, one 3 year, and one two year)

So I assign my contracts like this...

1. Marion Barber RB (4 year contract)
2. Frank Gore RB (4 year contract)
3. T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR (3 year contract)
4. Michael Turner RB
5. Donovan McNabb QB
6. Jason Witten TE (2 year contract)

That leaves Turner and McNabb on 1 year contracts

Then I go to the next group...

Rounds 7-18
7. Dwayne Bowe WR
8. Jon Kitna QB
9. Donald Driver WR
10. Jason Campbell QB
11. Bobby Engram WR
12. Dallas DST
13. Lee Evans WR
14. Ahman Green RB
15. Santana Moss WR
16. Benjamin Watson TE
17. Tennessee DST
18. Donald Lee TE

(I have two 3 year contracts, and two 2 year contracts)

So I assign my contracts like this...

7. Dwayne Bowe WR (3 year contract)
8. Jon Kitna QB
9. Donald Driver WR
10. Jason Campbell QB (2 year contract)
11. Bobby Engram WR
12. Dallas DST (3 year contract)
13. Lee Evans WR (2 year contract)
14. Ahman Green RB
15. Santana Moss WR
16. Benjamin Watson TE
17. Tennessee DST
18. Donald Lee TE

That leaves everyone else on 1 year contracts

The lastly I go to my 19-24 picks and assign my two 2 year contracts

19. D.J. Hackett WR (2 year contract)
20. Josh Brown K
21. Isaac Bruce WR
22. Jerious Norwood RB (2 year contract)
23. Shaun Suisham K
24. Leon Washington RB

So my roster looks like this...

My contract players (keepers)

Marion Barber RB (4 year contract)
Frank Gore RB (4 year contract)
T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR (3 year contract)
Dwayne Bowe WR (3 year contract)
Dallas DST (3 year contract)
Jason Witten TE (2 year contract)
Jason Campbell QB (2 year contract)
Lee Evans WR (2 year contract)
D.J. Hackett WR (2 year contract)
Jerious Norwood RB (2 year contract)

My one year contract players who will be released at the end of the season:

Michael Turner RB
Donovan McNabb QB
Jon Kitna QB
Donald Driver WR
Bobby Engram WR
Ahman Green RB
Santana Moss WR
Benjamin Watson TE
Tennessee DST
Donald Lee TE
Josh Brown K
Isaac Bruce WR
Shaun Suisham K
Leon Washington RB

Now at the end of the season all of my "contract" players will have one year deducted from their contracts since they played one season. I also have the "franchise tag" that I can use on my players with expiring contracts and who will be released. So let's say McNabb had a great 08 season and I wanted to keep him another year without the risk of losing him in the draft. I use the franchise tag to keep McNabb for one additional year. Everyone else goes back to the player pool for next season's draft. That draft will consists of the released players from all teams, free agents, and new rookies.

Season two draft will be 13 rounds and each manager will get to assign 4 new contracts (two 3 year contracts and two 2 year contracts). Each manager will only be awarded 4 new contracts every year after the initial draft. Managers can choose to use these contracts or trade them away.

I hope this helps. The league should be fun if we can get the right managers on board.
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby Jamester_main » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:00 am

Ok a few people have already contacted me about being managers for the league. Anyone else interested? The faster we can fill the league, the faster we can begin.
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby reeversma » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:53 pm

I'd be interested but whats this $85 left over for site fees and operations. You are all ready taking out $125 for yahoo league. What other site fees are there. If you just want to pocket $85, just come out and say I want compensation for tracking salaries.

But i like the format.
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby reeversma » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:58 pm

One more thing. Is anyone who committed interested for playing for a little more. I'd like $250 and if only a few want that do you have an issues with holding that money and only those who want in for that compete on the side amongst themselves?
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby Jamester_main » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:14 pm

Thanks for the interests.

I am not pocketing the money (well not exactly). When I say site fees and operations that is exactly what I mean. As stated in my initial post I am a web developer and I plan to make a website for this league to keep track of everything in-season and in the off-season. Site fees and operations is a general term meaning the domain, hosting, time for building / updating the site, and time / efforts for managing the league and finances.

We are going to start with these amounts. Once we have the league full and have a season or two under our belts, we can discuss with the other managers plans to increase the pot. I have no problem with this and love the idea. I also have no issue with managers making side bets with each other.

If you are still intereted then please PM me your email address and I'll send you an invite.

Thanks.
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby reeversma » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:31 pm

Here is my email. jreevestx@gmail.com

Is there any possibility to do fraction points for passing, receiving and rushing? I.e .1 per yard rushing/receiving and .1 for every 2.5 yards passing?
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby Jamester_main » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:33 pm

Invite sent.

And yes fractional points is already enabled. That means you will receive credit per yard as you indicated.
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby Jamester_main » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:10 am

5 teams signed up...looking for 9 more, but will settle for 7 more (for a total of 12 teams). Anyone else?
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Re: $$$ Keeper / Contract League (1st year)

Postby Jamester_main » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:04 pm

We now have 6. Looking for more!
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