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  • 1. DSF League MembersDC Salary Leagues are all free leagues. Hoops, Baseball, Football FAll members must be active and able to check into the league forumdaily.dMMembers must be able to make a long term commitment.Team names must have a location (city/state) and nickname e.g. NewYYork SpinnersAllA members must use AIM/Email regularly.Inactivity or tanking games is grounds for immediate removal, noquestions asked. Inactivity includes not signing into the forum, keepingup with your team in yahoo for any period of time, not usingAIM/returning emails, or not voting on league matters. Yahoo Settings116 or 12 teams (4 or 3 divisions)HHead to HeadHosted by Yahoo!HPlayoffs: Division winners advance but are seeded according to overallstandings: The winners of each division will advance to the playoffs andall other playoff teams will be determined by overall standings. Playoffseeds will be determined by overall standings regardless of divisionresults. StatisticsDSF: All stats set to the Yahoo default with the exception of:½ point for PPR (points per reception)25 kick return yards = 1 point
  • 2. Bonus Points: +3/+3/+5 for QB yds (320/360/400), RB and WR yds((125/150/175)FFractional Points: YesNNegative Points: Yes Team SalaryTeam Salary: At the beginning of each season, when free agency opens,all teams will be allotted their salary. All salary is accounted for and atno point will it be rounded up or down.DSF: $150 Million Rollover Salary: Any money remaining from the previous season can beused toward the next season.uDSF: N salary can be rolled over. NoTeam Bonuses:TDSF: None T Team Fines:Illegal roster - $2M fine and $500k each day after.I Players Contracts & Salaries P About Contracts: All players must be under contract to play on a team.All contracts are guaranteed. Owners can assign the following contractlengths:lDSF: 1 years (RFAs - 5 years) 1-4CContract Length/Minimum Salary Scale (when signing free agents):2
  • 3. Length of D DSF C Contract 1 year M Minimum Scale H Highest ofMin Scale 2 years or $750K $ $2M per 3 years $ $5M per 4 years $ $10M per (RFA Only) 5 years N N/A 6 years $ $30M per M Max SalaryDSF: League Minimum Scale: N NFL Exp 2 2011 0 $ $325k 1 $ $400k 2 $ $475k 3 $ $550k 4 4-6 $ $635k 7 7-9 $ $760k 1 10+ $ $860k
  • 4. ***Each year after 2011 increase LMS by $15k. 2 yr contracts are aminimum of $750k. DEF/ST start at $500k in 2011, $600k in 2012, and$$650k in 2013. Then the cycle restarts. Contract Buyouts and Voids CAbout Contract Buyouts: Teams can buyout players contracts before thetrade deadline. The team will pay 50% of the players Avg salary for allyears remaining and the player will go to free agency. After a seasoneends the next seasons buyout will be available to use immediately.Number of Buyouts per season:NDSF: 1 playerContract Buyout Eligibility: Players must be on the teams roster for aminimum of 2 FULL match-ups to be eligible for a contract buyout.Buyouts cannot be used on the following players:DSF: 335+Contract Buyout Settlement: A team has the option of settling thecontract in a lump sum or if the player has more than one season left onhis contract the buy-out money can be distributed over the remainingseasons (50% off each season remaining). If money is owed (because ofAvg Salary) the team can distribute the money over any guaranteed yearsremaining. If any cash is credited it will come off the players remainingsalary.sNo set-off: If a players contract is bought out by a team, and the playeris signed through free agency, the player’s original team cannot set-offthe difference of contracts.tResigning: After a player has been released and a teams buyout wasused, the releasing team cannot bid on the player in free agency for 21
  • 5. ddays.Contract Voids: If a player retires or his contract is voided by his "real"team for any reason, an owner has the option to void the player’scontract within 14 days of the official retirement/void announcement.Once a player’s contract is voided the team no longer has any rights tothe player and the player is now a F/A. The releasing team cannot resignthe player in free agency for 90 days.tRetired Players Clause: Each years salary that is voided will be theplayers avg season salary and any remaining money will be owed. Thefollowing is a list of the number of years that can be voided for a playersaage:DDSF:228 and under - All yearsPPlayers 29-31 - 2 yearsPPlayers 32-34 - 1 yearPlayers 35+ - 0 yearsPNote: Once a player retires a team buyout cannot be used. The teammust use the retirement scale. If a player retires within 90 days of ateam using their buyout, the buyout will be rescinded and the team mustuse the buyout scale if they want to void a contract. Contract Structuring CAbout Structuring Contracts (Optional): When a team signs a contractthat is more than 1 year, team owners can structure the contract. Thecontract must ascend or descend. Consecutive seasons can have the samesalary amount. The way a contract is structured cannot change for anyreason.r25% Rule: The Max/Min from season to season in the contract cannot bemore than 25% of the Avg salary. If 25% of the Avg salary is less than $1M,$$1M may be used.
  • 6. Maximum and Minimum Salary: The salary per season cannot exceed theleague maximum salary. No salary can be less than the 1 year minimumini any of the structured years.Example: 5 years/$10M per ($50M total). Salary from year to year cannotbe more than a $2.5M increase or decrease (25% of $10M (Avg salary) =$2.5M). year-1:$6M, year-2:$7.5M, year-3:$10M, year-4:$12.5M,yyear-5:$12.5M. Rosters - DSFActive RosterAbout Rosters: There can be no more than 25 players on an active teamroster and no less than 20.rOffense: QB, 2-WR, 2-RB, TE, W/T, W/R, and KDefense: DST, 2-LB, 2-DB, and 2-DLBench: 9 bench players per match-up.Injured ReserveAbout: Once a player is placed on the I.R. list, he is unable to return toplay and will still earn salary. There is no limit to how many players canbe on a team s IR list.Free Agent Deadline ExceptionFree Agent Deadline Exception: After the deadline, if a team has aplayer get injured the team can make a roster move to cover the injuredpplayer.$The team roster must have 25 players.
  • 7. The player signed will use cap space and be signed to a 1 year/minimumccontract.There will be no waiting period and the player can be addediimmediately.There is no limit to this exception as long as the team has enough capspace to cover all the players signed.Once the playoffs begin this exception cannot be used.OThe TC must approve the transaction. Free Agency FAbout Free Agency: There is no limit to how many free agents a teamcan sign as long as there is enough money to pay the player for all futureseasons. To sign a player, you must place a bid on the player you want toadd in the forum. The minimum bid is based on contract length (see"Contract Length/Minimum Salary Scale)". All other teams are free toplace a higher bid on that player. You can bid on free agents while yourroster is full, but you must make room once the bid is won. Players mustbbe listed in Yahoo! to be eligible for free agency.F/A Deadline: The Trade Deadline is also the free agent deadline. At12:00 AM EST after the deadline date, all bids will be final and awardedtto the last team to post a bid.Note: DSH has an exception for the deadline. See DSH Rosters/ FreeAgent Deadline Exception.APosting a Bid: When bidding, you must post the players name, team, andposition in the "Title of the topic". Post with length of contract, total ofcontract, contract structure, and if you’re offering a club option.cBidding on F/As: When bidding on a posted f/a, teams are allowed tobid a Max of 3 times per player. The original post or illegal bids do notcount as bids.c pBidding Equal Years: Minimum of $1M more Avg salary per season.
  • 8. Adding Years: When adding years to a contract the players avg salary perseason can drop up to (but not more than) 10%.sReducing Years: Teams can reduce a Max of 2 years off the current bid.Teams can match the current total contract with less years or use theffollowing formula:When reducing the current bid by 1 year, the players avg salary per yearmmust increase by 60%.When reducing the current bid by 2 years, the players avg salary per yearmust increase by 75%.mIllegal Bids: If a bid closes and the last bid is illegal, the team with thelast legal bid has the option to either take the player at the bid, or passon the player. If the team chooses to pass, that team cannot bid on theplayer for 21 days and the player becomes a free agent again.pMax Contracts: Max contracts are offers of a maximum length and salary(containing no team options) to a player. If more than one team bids aMax contract, the team with the worst record is awarded the player. Inthe off-season and first 3 match-ups of a season, preference isdetermined using the previous years standings.dWinning a Bid: In order to win a bid a team must remain the highestbidder for 24 hours. Once a bid is won the team is responsible for thatplayer’s contract (No exception). Teams can wait up to 72 hours ifnneeded after a bid is won to make room for the player. Waivers & Outright Release Waivers WWaiversWWaivers: Teams can place players on waivers up until the trade deadline.When a player is on waivers he must stay there a minimum of 48 hours.TThe player will use a roster spot and cannot be traded during this time. :
  • 9. Player is Claimed: If a team claims a player off waivers, the waivingtteam may choose one of the following:arrange a trade with the new team for that player within 48 hours of thecclaimdo nothing and allow the claiming team to assume the players existingccontractrescind the request and keep the player on the active roster for 2 fullmatch-ups, effectively canceling the waivermNote: If a player is claimed and the option to rescind is used, this optiontot rescind may not be used again for that player in that season.Multiple Claims: If more than one team claims a player, the team withthe worst record at that time will get preference. In the off-season andfirst 3 weeks of the season, preference is determined using the previousyears standings.yPlayer is NOT Claimed: If a player is not claimed after 48 hours, ownerscan pull the player back off waivers or release the player.cTrade/Waiver Rule: If a team trades a player and the player issubsequently waived by the new team, the players past team will not bepermitted to sign the player to a new contract (or claim him off ofwaivers) until at least 21 days have passed following the date the tradewas made (or 14 days for trades that occur during the off-season).Outright Release WaiversOutright Release Waivers: When a player is listed on "Outright ReleaseWaivers", the player will NOT use a roster spot. The option to rescindcannot be used, the player cannot be traded, and if not claimed within448 hours the player is automatically released. Releasing Players RReleasing Waived Players: If no team claims a player from waivers theTplayer has "cleared waivers" and the team may release him. The players
  • 10. ccontract still continues to be included in the teams payroll.Right to Set-Off: If a team signs a player who is still under contract (aslong as the player cleared waivers and was released), the players originalteam is allowed to reduce the amount of money they still owe the playerby the right of set-off. The original team gets to set off the differencebetween the players new salary and the player’s old salary minus a 1ttime transaction fee.Transaction Fees:TDSF: $500k : Trading TAbout Trades: All trades must be posted on the forum and accepted byboth owners. Owners can trade players, draft picks, and cash.bDeadline: The Trade Deadline will be set to the yahoo default. Subjecttot change.Deadline Extension: If teams are working a deal and notify the Presidentbefore the deadline, an extension for the teams involved to complete thedeal may be granted.dTrading Cash: Cash cannot be traded in any season but the current one.Teams are allowed to pay on players contracts in all future seasons.TTrade Review: All trades will be reviewed and approved/vetoed by theTC. Off-Season Transactions
  • 11. OOff-Season order of transactions:After the season ends players under contract, cash, and eligible draftppicks can be traded.Rookie DraftRFranchise Tags assigned (DSF )TTeams must cut to salary limitRRFA offers are submittedFFree Agency opens for all playersTTeams must sign or renounce their draft picksTTeams must cut to roster limit (2 weeks before the 1st match-up)Season beginsSOff-Season Roster: In the off-season, each team can have an unlimitedamount of players on their team. Before the start of the season, teamswillw be required to cut to the required roster size.Off-Season Salary: Salary will not be used in the off-season. Teams cango over the salary cap, but must cut back to the cap amount by a datesset by the league (right before free agency opens). Restricted Free Agents RAbout Free Agents: There are two types of free agents, unrestricted andrestricted. An unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any team andtheres nothing the players original team can do to prevent it. Restrictedfree agency gives the players original team the right to keep the playerbyb matching an offer from another team.Restricted Free Agent Eligibility (Veterans):)DSF ONLY! O OVeteran players: completed 4 consecutive seasons with the current teamand only 1 franchise tag used. If 2 tags were used on the player then hebbecomes a UFA.AAll eligible players must have never been listed on waivers.
  • 12. Restricted Free Agent Eligibility (Drafted Rookies): After a player hascompleted a rookie contract (all options offered), the player will becomea free agent.DSF: Completed 3 seasons with the current team and never listed onwaivers.wSubmitting Offers: Teams must make their eligible restricted free agentsan offer if they want matching rights. Offers must be a minimum of 2years (not including option years), follow the contract minimum scale,and cannot be less than 50% of the past contracts Avg salary.aSubmitting Maximum Offers: A maximum offer is for the Max years atthe maximum salary and contains no options. If a team offers one oftheir RFA’s a maximum contract the player will not see free agency andthe max contract becomes official (one of the RFA matches is still used).Max Offers for each league:MDSF: 5 years/$30M per for RFAs. 4 years/$30M per for UFAs.Bidding on RFAs: When a team wants to sign another teams restrictedfree agent, the team must make a higher offer than the original team.The offer must be a minimum of 3 years (not including option years).After a bid closes on a player (24 hours), the team with the restrictedfree agent has 48 hours to match the offer. If the players original teamdoes not exercise its matching rights within 48 hours, the offer becomesana official contract with the new team.RFA Matches: Each team can match on the maximum amount of players(per off-season) listed below. When matching, teams can post a re-structure of the salary. The total contract, years, and any options muststay the same. After a team has matched, the players cannot be releasedoro traded until after the date listed below.DSF: 2 players - N 1 NovOff-Season Max Contract Priority List: If more than 1 team offers a maxcontract to a RFA or UFA (and the players original team does not matchfor RFAs), the teams will refer to the "Off-Season Max Contract PriorityList". The list will be based on the past seasons standings. Once a teamsigns a Max contract, the team will go the bottom of the list. If a teamwith matching rights matches on a RFA with a Max contract, that teamwill go to the end of the list. If a team offers one of their RFAs a maxAcontract on the original offer sheet, the team will stay at their position
  • 13. oon the priority list. Franchise Tags - D DSFAbout Franchise Players: Each team can label one player as theirfranchise player. By doing this, the player cannot be signed by any otherteam and must sign with his current team.tEligibility: Any player scheduled to become a free agent. ASalary: A franchise player is offered the average of the top five salariesin the previous year at the players position or 120 percent of the playersprevious years salary, whichever is greater.pLength of Contract: The contract for a franchise player tag is for oneyear only.yConsecutive Years: A player can only be named a franchise player twoyears in a row. The second year must include at least a 10 percentincrease over his previous salary or the average of the top five players athis position, whichever is higher. A player cannot be given a franchise tagthree years in a row.tTime Frame for Designation: Each team must designate their franchisetag player during a two-week period that ends one week before the off-season free-agency signing period. Players cannot be given thesedesignations after that two-week period.
  • 14. Rookie Draft - DSF DAbout the Draft: After the NFL has their draft, we will have a 2 roundrookie draft. Owners can only draft players that were selected in theactual NFL rookie draft. All teams must make a selection in all rounds.Teams can trade or release the players to free agency with no fee beforethe season starts.tDraft Order:Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-seasonrrecord.Teams that made the playoffs are then ordered by how they performediin the playoffs.The winner of the Super Bowl is given the last selection, and the loserthe penultimate selection.tTrading picks: Teams may negotiate with one another both before andduring the draft for the right to pick a player in any given round. Teamsccan trade players, cash, and draft picks.Rookie SalariesRRRookie Salaries: 1 1st year 1 1st pick-$4M, 2-4-$3M, 5-8 $2M, 9+ -$1M 2 2nd year t team option with 25% increase 3 3rd year t team option with 30% increase over 2nd year salary 4 4th year R Restricted Free AgentNote: Once the NFL institutes their rookie scale, we will mirror the scaleas much as possible.