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 Dsf rulebook

  1. 1. DSF League Members

 DC Salary Leagues are all free leagues. Hoops, Baseball, Football All members must be active and able to check into the league forum daily. Members must be able to make a long term commitment. Team names must have a location (city/state) and nickname e.g. New York Spinners All members must use AIM/Email regularly. Inactivity or tanking games is grounds for immediate removal, no questions asked. Inactivity includes not signing into the forum, keeping up with your team in yahoo for any period of time, not using AIM/returning emails, or not voting on league matters.

Yahoo Settings

 16 or 12 teams (4 or 3 divisions) Head to Head Hosted by Yahoo! Playoffs: Division winners advance but are seeded according to overall standings: The winners of each division will advance to the playoffs and all other playoff teams will be determined by overall standings. Playoff seeds will be determined by overall standings regardless of division results.Statistics DSF: All stats set to the Yahoo default with the exception of: ½ point for PPR (points per reception) 25 kick return yards = 1 point Bonus Points: +3/+3/+5 for QB yds (320/360/400), RB and WR yds (125/150/175) Fractional Points: Yes Negative Points: Yes

Team Salary
  2. 2. Team Salary: At the beginning of each season, when free agency opens, all teams will be allotted their salary. All salary is accounted for and at no point will it be rounded up or down. DSF: $150 Million Rollover Salary: Any money remaining from the previous season can be used toward the next season. DSF: No salary can be rolled over. Team Bonuses: DSF: None Team Fines: Illegal roster - $2M fine and $500k each day after.Players Contracts & Salaries About Contracts: All players must be under contract to play on a team. All contracts are guaranteed. Owners can assign the following contract lengths: DSF: 1-4 years (RFAs - 5 years)
 Contract Length/Minimum Salary Scale (when signing free agents):
 Length of DSF Contract
 1 year
 Minimum Scale Highest of
Min 2 years
 Scale or $750K 
 $2M per 3 years
 $5M per
 4 years
 $10M per (RFA 5 years
  3. 3. N/A
 6 years
 $30M per Max Salary
 DSF: League Minimum Scale:
 NFL Exp 2011 0 $325k 1 $400k 2 $475k 3 $550k 4-6 $635k 7-9 $760k 10+ $860k***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
 About Contract Buyouts: Teams can buyout players contracts before the trade deadline. The team will pay 50% of the players Avg salary for all years remaining and the player will go to free agency. After a season ends the next seasons buyout will be available to use immediately. Number of Buyouts per season: DSF: 1 player Contract Buyout Eligibility: Players must be on the teams roster for a minimum of 2 FULL match-ups to be eligible for a contract buyout. Buyouts cannot be used on the following players:
  4. 4. DSF: 35+Contract Buyout Settlement: A team has the option of settling the contract in a lump sum or if the player has more than one season left on his contract the buy-out money can be distributed over the remaining seasons (50% off each season remaining). If money is owed (because of Avg Salary) the team can distribute the money over any guaranteed years remaining. If any cash is credited it will come off the players remaining salary.No set-off: If a players contract is bought out by a team, and the player is signed through free agency, the player’s original team cannot set-off the difference of contracts.Resigning: After a player has been released and a teams buyout was used, the releasing team cannot bid on the player in free agency for 21 days.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’s contract within 14 days of the official retirement/void announcement. Once a player’s contract is voided the team no longer has any rights to the player and the player is now a F/A. The releasing team cannot resign the player in free agency for 90 days.Retired Players Clause: Each years salary that is voided will be the players avg season salary and any remaining money will be owed. The following is a list of the number of years that can be voided for a players age: DSF: 28 and under - All years Players 29-31 - 2 years Players 32-34 - 1 year Players 35+ - 0 years Note: Once a player retires a team buyout cannot be used. The team must use the retirement scale. If a player retires within 90 days of a team using their buyout, the buyout will be rescinded and the team must use the buyout scale if they want to void a contract.

  5. 5. Contract Structuring
About 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. 25% Rule: The Max/Min from season to season in the contract cannot be more than 25% of the Avg salary. If 25% of the Avg salary is less than $1M, $1M may be used. Maximum and Minimum Salary: The salary per season cannot exceed the league maximum salary. No salary can be less than the 1 year minimum in any of the structured years. Example: 5 years/$10M per ($50M total). Salary from year to year cannot be 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, year-5:$12.5M.
Rosters - DSF

 Active Roster About Rosters: There can be no more than 25 players on an active team roster and no less than 20. Offense: QB, 2-WR, 2-RB, TE, W/T, W/R, and K Defense: DST, 2-LB, 2-DB, and 2-DL Bench: 9 bench players per match-up.Injured Reserve About: Once a player is placed on the I.R. list, he is unable to return to
  6. 6. play and will still earn salary. There is no limit to how many players can be on a team s IR list.Free Agent Deadline Exception Free Agent Deadline Exception: After the deadline, if a team has a player get injured the team can make a roster move to cover the injured player. The team roster must have 25 players. The player signed will use cap space and be signed to a 1 year/minimum contract. There will be no waiting period and the player can be added immediately. There is no limit to this exception as long as the team has enough cap space to cover all the players signed. Once the playoffs begin this exception cannot be used. The TC must approve the transaction.

Free Agency
 About Free Agency: There is no limit to how many free agents a team can sign as long as there is enough money to pay the player for all future seasons. To sign a player, you must place a bid on the player you want to add in the forum. The minimum bid is based on contract length (see "Contract Length/Minimum Salary Scale)". All other teams are free to place a higher bid on that player. You can bid on free agents while your roster is full, but you must make room once the bid is won. Players must be listed in Yahoo! to be eligible for free agency . F/A Deadline: The Trade Deadline is also the free agent deadline. At 12:00 AM EST after the deadline date, all bids will be final and awarded to the last team to post a bid. Note: DSH has an exception for the deadline. See DSH Rosters/ Free Agent Deadline Exception.
  7. 7. Posting a Bid: When bidding, you must post the players name, team, and position in the "Title of the topic". Post with length of contract, total of contract, contract structure, and if you’re offering a club option.Bidding on F/As: When bidding on a posted f/a, teams are allowed to bid a Max of 3 times per player. The original post or illegal bids do not count as bids. Bidding Equal Years: Minimum of $1M more Avg salary per season. Adding Years: When adding years to a contract the players avg salary per season can drop up to (but not more than) 10%. Reducing 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 the following formula: When reducing the current bid by 1 year, the players avg salary per year must increase by 60%. When reducing the current bid by 2 years, the players avg salary per year must increase by 75%.Illegal Bids: If a bid closes and the last bid is illegal, the team with the last legal bid has the option to either take the player at the bid, or pass on the player. If the team chooses to pass, that team cannot bid on the player for 21 days and the player becomes a free agent again.Max Contracts: Max contracts are offers of a maximum length and salary (containing no team options) to a player. If more than one team bids a Max contract, the team with the worst record is awarded the player. In the off-season and first 3 match-ups of a season, preference is determined using the previous years standings.Winning a Bid: In order to win a bid a team must remain the highest bidder for 24 hours. Once a bid is won the team is responsible for that player’s contract (No exception). Teams can wait up to 72 hours if needed after a bid is won to make room for the player.

  8. 8. Waivers & Outright Release Waivers

Waivers Waivers: 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. The player will use a roster spot and cannot be traded during this time. Player is Claimed: If a team claims a player off waivers, the waiving team may choose one of the following: arrange a trade with the new team for that player within 48 hours of the claim do nothing and allow the claiming team to assume the players existing contract rescind the request and keep the player on the active roster for 2 full match-ups, effectively canceling the waiver Note: If a player is claimed and the option to rescind is used, this option to rescind may not be used again for that player in that season. Multiple Claims: If more than one team claims a player, the team with the worst record at that time will get preference. In the off-season and first 3 weeks of the season, preference is determined using the previous years standings. Player is NOT Claimed: If a player is not claimed after 48 hours, owners can pull the player back off waivers or release the player. Trade/Waiver Rule: If a team trades a player and the player is subsequently waived by the new team, the players past team will not be permitted to sign the player to a new contract (or claim him off of waivers) until at least 21 days have passed following the date the trade was made (or 14 days for trades that occur during the off-season).Outright Release Waivers
  9. 9. Outright Release Waivers: When a player is listed on "Outright Release Waivers", the player will NOT use a roster spot. The option to rescind cannot be used, the player cannot be traded, and if not claimed within 48 hours the player is automatically released.


Releasing Players Releasing Waived Players: If no team claims a player from waivers the player has "cleared waivers" and the team may release him. The players contract still continues to be included in the teams payroll. Right to Set-Off: If a team signs a player who is still under contract (as long as the player cleared waivers and was released), the players original team is allowed to reduce the amount of money they still owe the player by the right of set-off. The original team gets to set off the difference between the players new salary and the player’s old salary minus a 1 time transaction fee. Transaction Fees: DSF: $500k 

 About Trades: All trades must be posted on the forum and accepted by both owners. Owners can trade players, draft picks, and cash. Deadline: The Trade Deadline will be set to the yahoo default. Subject to change. Deadline Extension: If teams are working a deal and notify the President before the deadline, an extension for the teams involved to complete the deal may be granted. Trading Cash: Cash cannot be traded in any season but the current one. Teams are allowed to pay on players contracts in all future seasons.
  10. 10. Trade Review: All trades will be reviewed and approved/vetoed by the TC.Off-Season TransactionsOff-Season order of transactions: After the season ends players under contract, cash, and eligible draft picks can be traded. Rookie Draft Franchise Tags assigned (DSF ) Teams must cut to salary limit RFA offers are submitted Free Agency opens for all players Teams must sign or renounce their draft picks Teams must cut to roster limit (2 weeks before the 1st match-up) Season beginsOff-Season Roster: In the off-season, each team can have an unlimited amount of players on their team. Before the start of the season, teams will be required to cut to the required roster size.Off-Season Salary: Salary will not be used in the off-season. Teams can go over the salary cap, but must cut back to the cap amount by a date set by the league (right before free agency opens).

Restricted Free AgentsAbout Free Agents: There are two types of free agents, unrestricted and restricted. An unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any team and theres nothing the players original team can do to prevent it. Restricted free agency gives the players original team the right to keep the player by matching an offer from another team.
  11. 11. Restricted Free Agent Eligibility (Veterans): DSF ONLY! Veteran players: completed 4 consecutive seasons with the current team and only 1 franchise tag used. If 2 tags were used on the player then he becomes a UFA. All eligible players must have never been listed on waivers.Restricted Free Agent Eligibility (Drafted Rookies): After a player has completed a rookie contract (all options offered), the player will become a free agent. DSF: Completed 3 seasons with the current team and never listed on waivers.Submitting Offers: Teams must make their eligible restricted free agents an offer if they want matching rights. Offers must be a minimum of 2 years (not including option years), follow the contract minimum scale, and cannot be less than 50% of the past contracts Avg salary.Submitting Maximum Offers: A maximum offer is for the Max years at the maximum salary and contains no options. If a team offers one of their RFA’s a maximum contract the player will not see free agency and the max contract becomes official (one of the RFA matches is still used). Max Offers for each league: DSF: 5 years/$30M per for RFAs. 4 years/$30M per for UFAs.Bidding on RFAs: When a team wants to sign another teams restricted free 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 restricted free agent has 48 hours to match the offer. If the players original team does not exercise its matching rights within 48 hours, the offer becomes an 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 must stay the same. After a team has matched, the players cannot be released or traded until after the date listed below. DSF: 2 players - Nov 1
  12. 12. Off-Season Max Contract Priority List: If more than 1 team offers a max contract to a RFA or UFA (and the players original team does not match for RFAs), the teams will refer to the "Off-Season Max Contract Priority List". The list will be based on the past seasons standings. Once a team signs a Max contract, the team will go the bottom of the list. If a team with matching rights matches on a RFA with a Max contract, that team will go to the end of the list. If a team offers one of their RFAs a max contract on the original offer sheet, the team will stay at their position on the priority list.

Franchise Tags - DSFAbout Franchise Players: Each team can label one player as their franchise player. By doing this, the player cannot be signed by any other team and must sign with his current team.Eligibility: Any player scheduled to become a free agent.Salary: A franchise player is offered the average of the top five salaries in the previous year at the players position or 120 percent of the players previous years salary, whichever is greater.Length of Contract: The contract for a franchise player tag is for one year only.Consecutive Years: A player can only be named a franchise player two years in a row. The second year must include at least a 10 percent increase over his previous salary or the average of the top five players at his position, whichever is higher. A player cannot be given a franchise tag three years in a row.Time Frame for Designation: Each team must designate their franchise tag player during a two-week period that ends one week before
  13. 13. the off-season free-agency signing period. Players cannot be given these designations after that two-week period.Rookie Draft - DSF About the Draft: After the NFL has their draft, we will have a 2 round rookie draft. Owners can only draft players that were selected in the actual 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 before the season starts. Draft Order: Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular- season record. Teams that made the playoffs are then ordered by how they performed in the playoffs. The winner of the Super Bowl is given the last selection, and the loser the penultimate selection. Trading picks: Teams may negotiate with one another both before and during the draft for the right to pick a player in any given round. Teams can trade players, cash, and draft picks.Rookie Salaries Rookie Salaries:
 1st year 1st pick-$4M, 2-4-$3M, 5-8 $2M, 9+ -$1M 2nd year team option with 25% increase 3rd year team option with 30% increase over 2nd year salary 4th year Restricted Free Agent Note: Once the NFL institutes their rookie scale, we will mirror the scale as much as possible.