General League Setup
Commissioner Email Address:Send Email To Commish
Commissioner Username(s):
Total Number of Divisions:8
Number of Conferences:2
Number of Franchises:32
Number of Roster Spots:70
Number of Injured Reserve Spots:12
Number of Taxi Squad Spots:12
Head-To-Head Matchups:Yes
Each Player can be on:1 rosters per Conference
Track Player Salaries and/or Contracts:Yes
Abilities Setup
Franchise Abilities:Submit lineups
 Drop players without Adding
 Propose / accept trades
 Make IR moves
 Make Taxi Squad moves
 Write league articles
 Post to message board
 Post to league chat and trash-talk videos
 Create league polls
 Customize franchise
Commissioner Lockout:No, the commissioner has the ability to view pending owner-initiated transactions.
Standings Setup
Standings Sort Criteria #1: Overall Winning Percentage
Standings Sort Criteria #2: Head-To-Head Record
Standings Sort Criteria #3: Divisional Winning Percentage
Standings Sort Criteria #4: Conference Winning Percentage
Standings Sort Criteria #5: Victory Points
Standings Sort Criteria #6: Total Points Scored
Division/Conference Setup
Conferences/Divisions: AFC - East, AFC - North, AFC - South, AFC - West, NFC - East, NFC - North, NFC - South, NFC - West
Auction Setup
Minimum Auction Opening Bid:$ 390000.00
All Auction Bids Must Be In Increments Of:$ 10000.00
Auction Over:1 days after high bidder changed
Winning Auction Bids Amounts Are Charged To An Owner:No
Are Auction Bids "Proxy" Bids?Yes
Should owners be forced to have a full roster at the end of the auction?No
Maximum Number Of Players That Can Be Up For Auction At One Time:999
Starting Auction Funds Available To Each Franchise:$ 188200000.00
Accounting Setup
General Scoring Setup
Calculate Fantasy Results From:Week 1 through Week 16
Number of Decimal Places For League Scoring:2
Ties Are:Counted as ties
Starting Lineup Setup
Total Starters:22
Number of Starting QBs:1
Number of Starting RBs:2-3
Number of Starting WRs:3-5
Number of Starting TEs:1-2
Number of Starting PKs:1
Number of Starting PNs:1
Number of Starting DTs:1-2
Number of Starting DEs:2-3
Number of Starting LBs:3-4
Number of Starting CBs:2-3
Number of Starting Ss:2-3
Total Number of Starting Individual Defensive Players:11
Lineup Submission Deadline:Players Are Locked At Kickoff Of Their Game
Are Partial Lineups Allowed?NO
Hide starting lineups from all owners until:Never hide starters.
Should owners be allowed to submit players on bye as starters?Yes
Roster Position Limits Setup
Salary Cap Setup
Track Salaries:Yes
Per-Franchise Roster Salary Cap:$198,200,000
Salary Cap Type:hard
When a player is acquired that does not have a salary/contract, assign the default salary/contract to him?Yes
Reset Player Salary/Contract To League Default:drop
Percent Of IR Player Salary That Counts Towards The Salary Cap:50%
Percent Of Taxi Squad Player Salary That Counts Towards The Salary Cap:25%
Percent Of Player's Salary That Should Be Charged To Franchise Owner When Player Is Dropped:100%
Multiply The Above Percentage By The Number Of Contract Years For The Player When Determining The Penalty?No
Track Contract YearYes
Other League Settings
Display NFL Player Injury Status?
Display Top Performers/Player Stats Report?
Display Rosters Report?Yes
Display NFL Opponent's Passing/Rushing Rank On Submit Lineup Page?Yes
Display NFL Bye Weeks/NFL Schedule?
Display NFL News Articles?
Display NFL Free Agents on Fantasy Free Agent Lists?Yes
Display NFL Rookies With (R) Next To Name?Yes
Time Zone:ET
Display "Aquired" Column on Rosters Report?No
Are league reports private (Not accessible to guests)?No
Is league home page private (Not accessible to guests)?No
Draft Setup
Draft Pick Time Limit Turned: On and set to 24:00 hours
Trades Setup
When An Owner Accepts A Trade: The trade requires approval from the commissioner.
Display Trade Comments To All Owners?Yes
Allow Trades That Would Create Invalid Rosters To Go Through?No
When A Trade Causes An Invalid Roster, Allow Owner To Submit Lineup?Yes
Default Number Of Days For A Trade Proposal To Be Valid For:7
Prevent Owners From Accepting Trades Between Kickoff of that player's game and the end of the last game of the week?Yes
Injured Reserve Setup
Player Must Be Classified As Before Being Deactivated:Ir
Can a player be deactivated when he is listed as "Suspended"?Yes
In case of an IR violation, prevent owner from submitting lineup?No
Taxi Squad Setup
Players allowed on Taxi Squad:Rookies
Once promoted, an owner cannot demote a player again to the taxi squad for:9999 days
Additional League Rules Setup

The Mother of All Leagues (TMAL) Constitution (edited 11May20)

1) Fees & Prize Money

     a)There will be an annual franchise fee of $100 due by August 1st.

          1st Place - $1000

          2nd Place - $700

          3rd and 4th Place - $350

          5th through 8th Place - $150

2) Teams, Divisions, and Ownership of Teams

     a) The league will consist of 32 teams divided into 2 conferences

     b) Commissioner will grant ownership to the 32 most qualified GMs expressing interest in owning a franchise. It would be nice to see all of our owners return year to year; however, we know that things happen, so if an owner should choose not to return, the commissioner will find a replacement GM using whatever means necessary to keep the league stable. When ownership of a franchise changes, the new GM will be given the right to rename the team, within the league guidelines. However, the new owner will keep the same players held by the previous owner. The new GM will also keep the drafting position held by the previous owner.

3) Rosters, Starting Lineups

     a) 53 players will make up a complete roster. There are no restrictions regarding the number of players by position, or minimum number of players after the initial auction.

     b) Rosters will be increased to 70 players at the start of the UDFA Auction.

     c) Preseason wraps up on Sept. 1. Teams will be required to get rosters down to 53 no later than 12 a.m. PT on Sept 2.

     d) Contracts must be signed prior to the first game of the season September 6, at 5:20 p.m. PT.

     e) The only minimum requirement of a roster is the ability to fulfill the starting lineup requirements.

     f) 22 players make up a valid starting lineup, consisting of the following positions:

          1 QB

          2 RB

          3 WR

          1 TE

          1 RB/WR Flex

          1 WR/TE Flex

          1 PK

          1 PN

          1 DT

          2 DE

          3 LB

          2 CB

          2 S

          1 DL/LB/DB Flex

4) Injured Reserve

     a) Each team will have 12 injured reserve positions on their rosters.

     b) Players declared to be on the injured reserve, PUP/NFI, or suspended by the official NFL injury report can fill these positions.

     c) Once players have been removed from the injured reserve, removed from the PUP/NFI, or their suspension is over, that player is no longer eligible to remain on the IR and must be restored to the active roster.

     d) Trading of players placed on the injured reserve list is allowed.

     e) Owners can place players on IR at any time during the current season (to exclude the FA auction). To move a player to IR, the owner must use the league's website to process the transaction.

     f) Once a player is on the injured reserve list, the team may acquire a free agent to fill the empty spot on the main roster.

     g) Once the player is place on IR, 50% of his salary counts towards the salary cap.

5) Regular Season

     a) The league regular season will run from weeks 1-12, teams playing each other team in their division twice while filling in the rest of the schedule with randomly selected teams within their conference.

6) Playoffs

     a) The league playoffs will take place during weeks 13-16. Players on bye week for week 13 will use whatever score they produced in week 12.

     b) 12 teams qualify for the playoffs; the 8 division winners as well as the 4 wild-card teams with best overall winning percentage. Tiebreakers will be determined according to current NFL tiebreaking procedures.

     c) Top 2 seeds in each conference are given a 1st round bye, with the League Championship Game being held in Week 16.

7) Salary Cap

     a) Each team has an initial salary cap determined by the NFL salary cap.

     b) At no time during the regular season may a team's total roster salaries exceed the cap.

     c) During the preseason from the end of week 16 through April 1st, owner's team salaries may exceed the salary cap due to off-season activity and preseason transactions. This is done to allow trading of players, given that impending free agents are still on the roster. For the entire week following our Rookie draft, teams may be above the salary cap to allow space for their draft picks. This gives each team time to demote their rookies to the DTS if they wish (only 25% of the DTS playe salaries count against your cap). At the end of the week, all teams must be back under the cap. You can also drop the current year's draft picks during that week if you do not have cap space or a roster spot available to sign them with no penalty.

     d) On April 1st each year, the league implements a salary cap increase based on the real NFL (usually about 3%).

     e) Impending free agents are automatically dropped by commissioner and each team must meet the salary cap requirements at this date.

     f) If a team is in violation of the cap, the commissioner will use his best judgment to cut players in order to take the team under the cap with the commissioner's decisions being final. Please note that these cuts may be the same or different from what the owner decided, so it is strongly encouraged that each team manage their cap effectively and be in communication with the commissioner on or around April 1st.

     g) All players released because of salary cap issues will enter the free agent pool. From a technical perspective, the league settings will be a HARD salary cap for the entire year, except for the period from the end of Week 16 until April 1st, when the new fantasy year begins.

     h) If a player is waived prior to his contract expiring; the team incurs a salary cap penalty for the current and remaining years of the contract.

     i) When cancelled, current year hit on the cap is 100%. All remaining cap hit is taken in the following year. Therefore if there are 2 years remaining on the contract, 25% is deducted in the 2nd year. 3 years remaining on the contract, 50% is deducted on the 2nd year. 4 years remaing on the contract, 75% is deducted in the 2nd year. 5 years remaining on the contract, 100% is deducted in the 2nd year.


          The regular season just ended. You decide to cut Tim Tebow, salary $1,000,000 this year, which is on year 1 of a 5 year contract. The cap hit stays in effect for the remainder of the current year (100% of $1,000,000). At April 1st the following year, year 2 of the contract is in effect. Since there were 5 years remaining when the cancellation took place, it's 100% of that $1,000,000 salary amount in year 2. So, your salary cap is reduced by $1,000,000 in year 2. In years 3, 4, and 5, there are no remaining cap hits.

     j) Remember also that by cutting a player, the 8% inflation of wages does NOT occur, so there are pros and cons to cutting a player early in his contract. These rules are structured this way so that if a team's cap management is poor, the damage can be undone within 2 seasons versus over many years that would hurt their chances to be competitive. This will help create league parity and keep the league filled.

8) Contracts, Retaining Players, and Contract Extensions

     a) This is a full roster dynasty league, meaning that teams may keep all players if qualified, from season to season.

     b) Once a team has acquired a player through either the rookie draft or free agent auction, the owners must then sign the player to a contract.

     c) Player contracts range from 1 to 5 years and are at the owner's choosing for all free agents signed.

     d) Team owners must sign all players won in the auction to contracts before the 1st game of the season is played or the player will automatically be signed to a 1 year contract.

     e) All expiring contracts will be assigned their next contract by the following formula:

120% of the player's previous contract; or:

          (average of top 5 salaries / average of top 5 total points)*(expiring rookie total points)


          Isaiah Crowell expiring contract: $1,129,236

          Isaiah Crowell New Salary:

          ($4,968,639.80/381.178)*(227.10) = $2,960,239

          Any player's new contract cannot be less than $390,000.

     f) All rookies acquired are signed to 3 year contracts regardless of how long they stay on the taxi squad (TS).

     g) All rookie players placed on the TS can therefore remain there for a maximum of 3 years. If activated prior to this, they will either play out their original rookie contract or be extended at the discretion of the team owner.

     h) Players acquired with a 2 year contract or greater in the current season or off-season remain on the current owner's next season roster. Players whose contracts have expired in the current season or off-season do not remain on the owner's next season roster.

     i) Team owners retain the rights to each player until the owner releases the player or the player's contract expires.

     j) On April 1st of each year, players without at least one additional year left on their contract (they will show as 1 year on the site) are dropped from the roster and become free agents.

     k) Existing players with more than 1 year remaining have their contract years reduced by 1.

     l) Player salaries increase by 8% over the previous year. Therefore, there is a compounding of salaries over multiple years, so be very careful in extending expensive contracts over long lengths of time.

     m) Owners can extend any player's contract year round, unless their calculated salary is less than their current salary. Mid-season, stats will be used for the player's last 16 healthy games. If there aren't 16 games, all the players healthy games will be used and averaged accordingly. In other words, if a player has 4 healthy games, those stats will be multiplied by 4 to achieve a similar number. The field's stats will be used from the previous year. The field's salaries will be used from the current year.

     n) Once March 31st passes, no player on an expired contract may be extended.

     o) Any given player may only be extended by a team once before being allowed to test free agency. If the player is then resigned by the same team, they are eligible for extension again. After a rookie's contract expires, if he is given a new contract, that is considered to be his first contract, and he can be extended after that contract ends, effectively 3 separate contracts.

     p) The minimum salary for extending any player contract is $1,000,000. This is intended to make available a variety of inexpensive, but promising free agents in the market each year. If you wish to retain a player, but believe they are worth less that a $1,000,000 salary, let them hit free agency and win them through the free agent auction, signing them to the contract of your choosing.

     q) Taxi squad (TS) players may not be extended and still remain on the TS.

     r) Contract status abbreviations will be listed on the roster page as follows:

          1) Rookie Contract: RC

          2) Contract Extension: CE

          3) Exclusive Franchise Tags: ET

          4) Non-Exclusive Franchise Tags: NT

9) Taxi Squad (TS) Players

     a) Owners may designate 12 rookie players from their team to the taxi squad (TS) for development purposes. These players will be in addition to the 53 man roster.

     b) The players will have a salary determined either by their draft position or by the free agent auction price.

     c) They will have contract years determined either by the fact that they were drafted (3 years), or by the length of the contract specified after winning the auction.

     d) The player salaries will increase by 8% each year, just as every player, and their contracts will decrease by a year every April 1st.

     e) Players on the TS will count 25% towards the salary cap. This enables you to let rookies develop into their potential before deciding what to do with them.

     f) The team owner is responsible for demoting their selections to the TS via league software. Only players that have a 3 year contract or fewer are eligible for demotion (which includes players acquired during the free agent auction that are rookies). If a player is given a 4 or 5 year contract after being acquired in the free agent auction, they are ineligibile.

     g) Players on the TS may be cut at any point, without salary cap penalty, if they have not been activated from the TS.

     h) Once a player is activated from the TS to the active roster, he is ineligible to return to the TS. This includes if the player is waived and subsequently picked by another team owner.

     i) Any player on the TS whose contract expires on April 1st will be dropped.

     j) If a player is traded that is currently on a team's TS to another team, he can be placed on the new team's TS if done so immediately, as long as he has never been promoted to the active roster.

     k) TS players are free to sign with other franchise teams, assuming they are signed to the 53 man roster. During the season, ANY owner may sign a player from ANY other owner's TS by posting the request on the league's message board and emailing the original owner concerning the steal attempt. The original owner of the player will then have 72 hours to decide if they want to promote the player to their active roster or forfeit him. The owner making the claim must provide compensation to the original owner, in the form of a draft pick 1 round higher than the player was originally drafted in (not lower than a 5th). If a player was drafted in the 1st round, compensation will be a 1st and 2nd round draft pick. If a player went undrafted in the rookie draft, compensation will be a 5th round pick. To make a claim, you must own a pick in that round (or earlier rounds) for the next rookie draft prior to the claim. If multiple picks are owned in that round, then it will be at the disrection of the owner losing the draft pick on which pick they will relinquish. A player claimed from a TS must be placed on the new team's active roster. Commissioner discretion will be used is disputes regarding adequate time to acknowledge the steal attempt in relation to the 72 hours and personal vacation/away schedules.

10) Franchise Tags (Exclusive and Non-Exclusive)

     a) Exclusive Tags:

          1) During the off-season, an owner may choose to retain 1 current season free agent by using a franchise tag. These tags are 1 year contracts.

          2) The commissioner must be notified by team owners of all recipients of the franchise tag by March 1st. This should be done through a new message board post, so it is visible to all other owners.

          3) In order to qualify for the exclusive tag, the player must be on the owner's current active roster and the player's contract will expire on April 1st.

          Year 1:

          An "exclusive" franchise player--not free to sign with another club--is offered a minimum of the average of the top 5 salaries at the player's position from the prior year, or 120% of the player's previous salary, whichever is greater.

          Year 2:

          An "exclusive" franchise player---not free to sign with another club--is offered a minimum of the average of the top 5 salaries at the player's position from the prior year, or 140% of the player's previous salary, whichever is greater. You cannot exclusive franchise tag a player for more than 2 consecutive years. He must hit free agency after the 2nd year.


          Drew Brees $10,000,000 contract expires April 1st. The owner chose to franchise him and 120% of his $10,000,000 contract is more than the average of the top 5 salaries at the player's position from the prior year. Therefore, his new contract is $12,000,000. If the owner decides to franchise him another year, his contract would be $16,800,000. Then, the owner must release him the following year.

     b) Non-Exclusive Tags:

          1) During the off-season, an owner may choose to retain 1 of their current season free agents by using a transition tag.

          2) In order to qualify for the non-exclusive tag, the player must be on the owner's current active roster and the player's contract will expire on April 1st.

          3) If a team owner applies the Non-Exclusive Tag to an applicable player, the Franchise Tagged player will then be bid on by eligible teams.

          4) To be eligible to bid, teams must have a 1st round draft pick available for the next year.

          5) The bidding will start at 75% of the average of the top 5 salaries in their perspective position.

          6) Bidding will be done via a league message board post. If a franchise wants to tag a player, the player must be posted by March 1st and all teams will have until 12am PST March 21st to reply to the post and put the salary they are willing to offer.

          7) The bidding will start at 75% of the average of last seasons top 5 highest paid players at the franchise tag player's position.

          8) If any bids take place, the owner of the franchised player must match the winning bid or decline to match the offer by March 31st at 11:59 PM PST.

          9) Team owners declining to match the offer will accept the compensation of a 1st round draft pick from the winning team for the franchise tagged player. If the owner providing the pick has multiple first round picks, the owner relinquishing the pick will choose which one is relinquished.

          10) The team receiving the compensation may choose whether to accept the draft pick immediately or defer, meaning they will receive the following season's 1st round pick. If the owner decides to defer and there are multiple picks to choose from, the owner relinquishing the pick will choose which one is relinquished.

          11) You cannot extend a franchised player.

          12) The team receiving the franchised player automatically signs the player to a contract for 1 year at the terms listed below.

          When the team franchises a player, the team will pay 75% of the average of the prior year's salary for the prior-seasons top 5 highest paid players at the franchise tag player's position, or the winning bid price whichever is higher.

11) Retirements and Player Death

     a) When a player retires from the NFL, the team owner can drop the player from the roster without penalty.

     b) If that player later announces a return to the NFL, that team has retained the rights for the length of his original contract.

     c) The team owner must decide within 1 week of the player becoming un-retired whether to acquire the player again for the same contract terms as the player had prior to retiring, or relinquish his rights to the player.

     d) It is each team owner's individual responsibility to monitor their own retired players, and to notify the commissioner if they wish to reinstate any players in this scenario.

     e) Once the 1 week period expires, the un-retired player is considered a free agent and may be acquired by another team as per the usual free agency processes.

     f) If the player was retired for 2 seasons and then returns to the NFL, these two years are not reimbursed to the original contract.


      In 2010, Brett Favre is signed to a 5 year contract. In 2011 Brett Favre retires from the NFL. In 2013, Brett Favre returns to the NFL, therefore the team owner who signed him to a 5 year deal still retains the rights to the player who will be in the 4th year of his original 5 year contact.

     g) If a player passes away while under contract, this player will be dropped from their contract without salary cap penalty.

12) Rookie Draft

     a) Rookie draft picks will be granted to all teams for the current and following seasons.

     b) The order of the rookie draft will be the reverse of the final standings at the end of the regular season. The Super Bowl Champion will pick last, the Super Bowl runner-up next to last, then the winner of the 3rd place game, then the loser of the 3rd place game, etc. for the playoff teams. Then best to worst regular season records for the final picks. So the worst record in the regular season would have the 1st pick. During the inaugural season, the order of the rookie draft will be randomized.

     c) Tiebreaker rules apply for the rookie draft order.

     d) The draft is mandatory and will consist of 7 rounds.

     e) Roster sizes will be temporarily increased at the start of the draft and reduced 1 week after the draft is completed.

     f) It is strongly urged that teams do their own demotions and make their own decisions so the commissioner is not required to take this action.

     g) If a team owner doesn't wish to keep a player selected in the draft, he can be dropped during the week following the conclusion of the draft.

     h) The rookie draft will be a slow draft, using the league software, conducted usually the next weekend following the conclusion of the NFL draft, or whenever the players are made available in the league software.

     i) All rookie contracts will be for 3 years.

     j) All rookie salaries will be assigned as follows:

      The first draft selection (1.01) will have a salary of $8,000,000.

      The next 3 selections (1.02, 1.03, 1.04) in the draft will have rookie salaries of $7,000,000.

      The next 4 draft selections (1.05, 1.06, 1.07, 1.08) will have a rookie salary of $6,000,000.

      The next 4 draft selections (1.09, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12) will have a rookie salary of $5,000,000.

      The remaining first round selections (1.13, 1.14, 1.15 and 1.16) will have salaries of $4,000,000.

      All 2nd round selections will have salaries of $3,000,000.

      All 3rd round selections will have salaries of $2,000,000.

      All 4th round selections will have salaries of $1,000,000.

      All 5th-7th round selections will have salaries of $390,000.

     k) The rookie starting salaries will be increased beginning in 2025 every 5 years by 25%, rounded up to the nearest hundred thousand dollars.

     l) For the week following the Rookie draft, teams may go over the salary cap. This allows each team space for their rookies and allows time for each owner to demote their rookies to their TS (25% of TS salaries count against the cap). You can also drop any recently drafted Rookies to Free Agency if you do not have cap space or a roster spot for them without any penalty. All teams must be under the cap at the end of the week.

     m) Draft Timer Setup: The drafts are "slow drafts", handled through the MyFantasyLeague.com league site and software, with email notifications of each pick and an online timer for each pick. Each team will have 24 hours to make their pick. This will allow teams time to check in regularly over the course of the drafts if they want to draft "live" at the time of their pick, or alternately, they can use the software to create "draft lists" for each pick and the software will automatically pick for them. If your 24 hour time limit expires, that team owner will be put on auto-draft. If the owner returns, he must notify the commissioner to remove the auto-draft feature.

13) Unrestricted Free Agent Auction

     a) Any undrafted rookies & unrestricted free agents will be available in the free agent auction.

     b) The league will hold a free agent auction every year.

     c) The free agent auction is not mandatory.

     d) The same auction rules apply.

     e) The auction is conducted on the MFL league website.

     f) The free agent auction will be held shortly following the Rookie Draft.

     g) Players signed during the free agent auction may be signed for 1-5 years.

     h) During the auction, no players may be cut by any team. Trading of players is allowed during the yearly UFA auction.

     i) All bids must be at least $10,000 more than the previous offer.

14) Blind Bidding/FCFS Waivers

     a) After the annual free agent auction is completed, all free agents are handled by waiver process.

     b) All free agents can be signed as per the free agent auction with contract years ranging from 1 to 5 years.

     c) Between the end of the free agent auction and the start of the first week 1 game, free agent acquisitions can be made via blind bidding/FCFC waiver periods as defined in the league calendar (Every week).

     d) Commencing Week 1 of the NFL regular season and ending at the commencement of Week 16 games, there will be 2 blind bidding (BB) waiver periods each week as defined in the league calendar, and 2 First Come First Serve (FCFS). The 1st BB period starts from the kickoff of 1pm EST Sunday games and will end on Wednesday 3am EST. FCFS waivers will commence from Wednesday 3am EST until Thursday 3am EST. The 2nd BB period starts on kickoff of the 830pm EST Thursday game and will end on Saturday 3am EST followed by the 2nd FCFS waivers starting on Saturday at 3am EST to Sunday at 12pm EST. Please refer to the league calendar for details.

     e) From the commencement of Week 16 games, there will be no free agent pick-ups until the free agent auction draft next season.

     f) The salaries of the players acquired via the blind bidding/FCFS waivers will be based on the winning dollar amount bid during the bid submission process.

     g) The league will not grant additional money to teams for the free agent blind bidding/FCFS process.

     h) Teams will use their existing salary cap to acquire free agents.

     i) Teams cannot exceed the salary cap while acquiring free agents.

     j) The minimum bid for a free agent is $390,000.

     k) For teams that bid the same dollar value, the tie-breaker will be W/L record followed by total points.

     l) The commissioner will only accept free agent acquisition bids on the forms provided on the leagues website.

     m) The commissioner will only accept email from the owner if the league website is down.

     n) Each team will be able to buy an unlimited amount of free agents per week/year depending on the team's salary cap room and roster space.

     o) Once the owner makes a bid request, the owner cannot rescind or replace it with another request after the bidding deadline.

     p) Free agent blind bids/FCFS waivers are to be submitted as per the timeframes specified in the league calendar.

     q) Each owner will have up to that players game time from the date the player was acquired through blind bidding or 48 hours (whichever comes first) to make a message board post specifying the number of years they wish to honor the contract for. If no post is made in time, the player will be assumed to be on a 1 year contract.

15) Trading

     a) Trading will be allowed at all times except from the trade deadline (kickoff of Week 7), until the completion of the league championship game, with the exception of during the inaugural auction or any player received during the current free agent auction (players must first be assigned a contract length).

     b) You may trade a player you have placed on injured reserve.

     c) Trades can involve players & draft picks with owners responsible for ensuring trades do not put their teams over the roster/salary cap limits.

     d) All contracts will attach to the player/players involved in trades. Same rules regarding extensions/franchising apply unless otherwise specified.

     e) Owners are responsible for responding to trade offers from other owners taking into account the code of conduct written below.

     f) Some recommendations are as follows: You should check your trade offers every time you log onto the league website. If the offer is not acceptable, reject it immediately. Communication is the life blood of all fantasy leagues so it's a common courtesy to explain why. Some owners may send you repeated trade offers, but if you explain that you are not interested at all in a player, then they likely will not keep offering the same trades.

16) Tie Breaking Situations

     a) Two teams with the same record, competing for the playoffs:

      1) At the end of the season, any teams that have the same record as another team, and are competing for a spot in the playoffs, will be dealt with by use of a tie breaker.

      2) The tie breaking element for two teams with the same record attempting to make the playoffs will mirror the current NFL rules. Note there are different tie breaking procedures for teams within a division, wildcard, and multiple teams.

      3) Two teams bidding the same dollar amount on a free agent:

      a) If during player blind bidding, two teams bid the same dollar amount, it will be dealt with by a tie breaker.

      4) The tie breaking element for two teams bidding the same dollar amount on a player are as follows:

      a) Overall Record (Lower record wins)

      b) Total Points Scored (Lower point total wins)

17) Scoring

     a) Please refer to the scoring page for complete list scoring details.

     b) Every Thursday morning during the regular season, statistics point changes will be made for the prior week of games. The league website will automatically make changes to the fantasy scores if there were any official statistic changes since the completion of each player's game. (Scores will not be "official" until Thursday morning)

18) Rule Changes

     a) Any vote taken by the league during the off-season to change the rules requires at least 24 total votes and 2/3(66.7%) of the total votes to pass, If you choose not to vote, your vote will be removed from the total potential votes as well. (ie. if 1 team does not vote then there are only 31 potential votes. Therefore only 21 votes are needed to decide this poll.)

     b) Any vote taken by the league during the in-season to change the rules requires a 100% vote to take effect immediately or 2/3 vote to take effect the following season.

     c) All poll votes will be final seven (7) days after the poll begins.

     d) Any unforeseen rule situation not specifically covered in the constitution will be determined by the league commissioner(s) stated in Rule 19.

19) Final Rule

     a) From time to time, a situation may arise in which the rules, as written, may lend themselves to harming the position of a team in a way, which was not the intent of the rule when written. If this scenario arises, the commissioner has the right to re-evaluate the league rules to determine whether the situation at hand is such that the intent of the rules when written cannot stand because the literal interpretation would lend itself to the contrary. If the above is true, the commissioner can forgo the rules, as written, in favor of the rule's intent. If the commissioner comes to such a decision, the commissioner must inform the other league owners by email/message board post explaining the situation, the decision to forgo the rule in question, and the reasoning for making such a decision.

20) Time line of Important Dates

     April 1st:

     New fantasy season/year begins. Player contracts are adjusted by -1 year. 0 year contracts at that point are dropped with those players becoming unrestricted free agents. Salaries increase by 8%, which is done automatically via the system as well as all other required salary adjustments are completed at this time. Players on Injured Reserve are moved back to their team's active roster.

     April 25th-27th:

     NFL Draft

     May 9th (First Saturday in May):

     Rookie Draft

     Following the Rookie Draft:

     Unrestricted Free Agent Pool opens for bidding via league auction.

     Shortly after UFA Auction:

     Taxi Squad is closed Free Agent Blind Bidding Waivers commence.

     Aug 15th:

     Contract Extensions finish.

     Commencement of NFL Week 1 games:

      Blind bidding twice a week, check league calendar for details.

     Commencement of NFL Week 7 games:

     Trading Deadline

     Commencement of NFL Week 13 games:

     Playoffs Begin.

     NFL Week 16:

     Super bowl Free Agent Waivers end

     After NFL Week 16:

     Current fantasy season ends. Trading Allowed.

      Fantasy League Off-Season:

     After NFL Week 16 to April 1st.