Commissioner Corner Message Board
1. Gridiron GM Fantasy Football League
A. Player contracts, a salary cap, free agency and an
annual rookie draft are all used to simulate the management of a
professional football team.
B. All players under contract remain on your roster for the
following season.- The league is free... played just for bragging
rights, interests sake.
C. The league consists of 14 "franchises".
D. The Top 6 Teams will qualify for the playoffs. Top 2 Teams will receive 1st Round Bye
E. We'll use Yahoo!'s free fantasy football to facilitate the league
2. Rosters & Scoring
A. Franchises can sign 27 players to contract.
B. Three Injured Reserve (IR) spot will be given to each franchise. These are
to be used in the event that a player is put on IR by his NFL team and is
thereby ineligible to play again that season.
~ 25 yards passing ... 1pt
~ Passing touchdown.... 6pts
~ Interception thrown ... (-2)pts
~ 10 yards rushing ... 1pt
~ Rushing Touchdown ... 6pts
~ 10 yards receiving ... 1pt
~ Reception ... 0.5pt
~ Receiving Touchdown ... 6pts
~ Fumble lost ... (-2)pts
~ Extra point ... 1pt
~ FG made (0 - 39 yards) ... 3pts
~ FG made (40 - 49 yards) ... 4pts
~ FG made (50 + yards) ... 5pts
~ DEF touchdown ... 6pts
~ Solo Tackle...1pt
~ Tackle assists...0.5pt
~ Fumble Recovery...3pts
~ KR/PR touchdown...6pts
~ KR/PR 25 yards Ret...1pt
3. Salary Cap and Player Contracts
A. Franchise budgets are capped at $75 million.
B. The MAXIMUM contract length for any player is 5 years
C. Contracts are not "guaranteed", and they can be terminated at any time.
(However, contracts will require BONUS money - money that is paid up
front, and will still count against the cap (pro-rated) if a contract is
terminated before it runs out.)
D. Salaries (first number is salary, second is bonus):
minimum (0,0), $1 million (1,0), $2 million (2,0), $3 million (2,1), $4 million (3,1), $5 million (4,1), $6 million (4,2), $7 million (5,2), $8 million (6,2), $9 million (6,3), $10 million (7,3), $11 million (8,3), $12 million (8,4), $13 million (9,4), $14 million (10,4), $15 million (10,5), $16 million (11,5), $17 million (12,5), $18 million (12,6), $19 million (13,6), $20 million (14,6)
- These salaries are then multiplied by a number of years to give a total
price for a player. (eg. Player 1: $5 million (4,1)- 3 years)
- Simply, every multiple of 3 requires a new level of BONUS.
- Bids are only in integers (eg. 1mill, 2mill...NOT $5.25 mill etc...)
- Minimum bids are $0 million, 1 year deals. There is no maximum bid
- Any deal of 3 years or longer requires a minimum bid of $3 million
4. Terminating a Player Contract
- Contracts may be terminated at any time to clear cap room, however,
BONUS money will still count against your cap, as follows:
Player A has a three year contract:
2013 - $7 million = $5 mill base, $2 mill bonus
2014 - $7 million = $5 mill base, $2 mill bonus
2015 - $7 million = $5 mill base, $2 mill bonus
- FIRST YEAR PENALTY:
If cut, the team would free up $5 mill in cap room for
2013 (lose the base amount, but not the bonus)
- NEXT YEAR PENALTY
Bonus money from the remaining years is then grouped
together, and this combined amount is counted against the
cap the FOLLOWING season.
- The team would have $4 million in HIDDEN cap costs for 2014
($2 million bonus from each of 2014 and 2015).
- There would be no cap penalty in 2015, player is off the
Note: In the event that a player under contract dies, the contract for that player will be terminated from a GM's roster.
A. Franchise GM's may trade any combination of players and draftpicks, as
long as both teams remain under the salary cap.
Any player you TRADE AWAY will NOT incur bonus penalties to your salary cap, which is different if you terminated his contract.
6. Rookie Draft
A. Each year, franchise GM's will conduct a two-round rookie draft via an
off-season message board.
B. Players eligible will be those who were recently drafted in the NFL entry
- Rookie contracts will all be 4 year deals for Round 1, 3 year deals for Round 2. There are no Bonuses attached to Rookie Contracts
Pick #1: $5 million x 5 years
Pick #2: $4 million x 5 years
Pick #3: $4 million x 5 years
Pick #4: $3 million x 5 years
Pick #5: $3 million x 5 years
Pick #6: $3 million x 5 years
Pick #7: $3 million x 5 years
Pick #8: $3 million x 5 years
Pick #9 $2 million x 5 years
Pick #10 $2 million x 5 years
Pick #11 $2 million x 5 years
Pick #12 $1 million x 5 years
Pick #13 $1 million x 5 years
Pick #14 $1 million x 5 years
All Second round picks (#15-#28): $1 million x 4 years
- The first pick carries considerably more SALARY than the others, so as in
the NFL there is some consolation for finishing last, but also a higher salary for the #1 Pick.
- Drafting a productive player is very beneficial, as rookie salaries will
likely be cheaper than well-known free agents.
Signing Rookie Picks
- Rookie picks will NOT be signed to contract automatically upon being
drafted, but GM's will have to declare their signings afterwards on the
off-season message board.
- This allows GM's to trade their picks if teams don't have enough cap room
to sign their picks.
- Rookies will have to be signed before we go to Yahoo! otherwise they will
be put into the FA pool to begin the season
7. Franchising a Player
- Between the end of the season and beginning of Free Agency each team will have the option
of claiming 1 player their "Franchise Player".
- Franchised players will be awarded a 1 year contract matching the highest paid salary in the league at the same position
- Team must have loyalty on player.
- Franchising a Player can only be used once every 3 years
8. Free Agency
- The minimum bid in free agency is a minimum contract x 1 year
- A bid is secured if ONE FULL DAY pass without the player receiving a
better offer. (Bids will be secured at 11pm ET on the second day)
- Bidding will be done via an off-season message board.
- You may only bid as high as your current Free Cap Room allows. You can
NOT go over the cap at any time. You also cannot go over the roster limit
of 27 players at any time during FA. Multiple bids are allowed.
- All bids in FA are for a set salary and a set number of years.
- Offensive and Defensive players will be combined evenly within Free Agency. Kickers will be bid on separately
- A "BETTER" bid is one of the following, in this order:
1. Higher dollar amount
2. Equal dollar amount, with "Loyalty" (explained below)
3. Equal dollar amount, with more "Prestige Points" (explained below)
4. Equal dollar amount, with a better standing last season
5. Equal bid but with more money put up instead of contract length. (eg. $4 million x 3 years= $12 million beats $3 million x 4 years= $12 million)
- Franchises retain loyalty on all players on their roster at the end of the
season. This means that you only have to match the highest bid, not beat
it, to retain these free agents. All things equal, players wish to re-sign
with their current clubs.
- These will be explained more later, but basically you earn more prestige
points for advancing further and further into the playoffs.
- Prestige points gained in the past 3 years only will be considered during
free agency. All things equal, players would prefer to sign with a team
that has had some recent success (assuming bids are equal, and neither
team has loyalty)
LAST SEASONS STANDING
- If bids are still equal at this point (equal dollars, neither has loyalty,
equal prestige points), then the player will sign with the team who
finished higher in the standings the previous season.
9. League Dynamics
- We need a way to keep score, over the long-term. We will do
so using "Prestige Points"
- Points will be awarded for advancing into the playoffs, and having teams/players as part of the following as voted by the NFL.
1st Place 15 Prestige Points
2nd Place 10 Prestige Points
3rd Place 8 Prestige Points
4th Place 7 Prestige Points
5th Place 5 Prestige Points
6th Place 3 Prestige Points
7th Place 2 Prestige Points
8th Place 1 Prestige Point
9th to 14th Place 0 Prestige Points
NFL MVP- 1 Prestige Point
Offensive MVP- Defensive MVP- 1 Prestige Point
Offensive ROY- Defensive ROY- 1 Prestige Point
Comeback POY 1 Prestige Point
Rivalry Week Win 1 Prestige Point
- As explained earlier, Prestige Points gained in the past 3 seasons will be
one of the tiebreakers for free agency bids.
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