Starting a dynasty league. Looking for experienced, competitive, active owners. See below, or the Google doc, for rules. Let me know if you're interested or have any questions by commenting below or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Ending Dynasty League Rules
1. Basic Info
a. 14 franchises
b. $50 buy-in, resulting in a $700 pot
i. Champion will receive $400
ii. 2nd place will receive $150
iii. 3rd place will receive $50 (money back)
iv. Regular season champion will receive $500
c. Dynasty league – full keepers
d. Full trading, including draft picks
e. Hosted on FleaFlicker
f. Payment via LeagueSafe
i. Payment will be due by April 1st every year (or when filled in Year 1).
ii. You must pay for future years if you’d like to trade a future draft pick
g. Slow draft
2. Rosters and Scoring
a. 10 Starters:
i. 1 QB + 1 SF
ii. 2 RB
iii. 3 WR
iv. 2 Flex
v. 1 TE
b. 18 Bench
c. 2 IR
d. 30 total players
e. 5 pts per passing TD
f. Full PPR (no tiered, no TE premium)
g. Otherwise, traditional scoring settings
a. Slow draft of NFL players will occur first, before the NFL draft. This draft, obviously, will not include yet to be drafted rookies. To determine the start-up draft order, we will place all 14 teams into an online randomizer. This will determine our derby draft order. The first person on the derby draft order will have their choice of any of the 14 openings for the start-up draft. Then the second person in the derby draft order will pick their spot for the start-up draft, etc. The draft will follow a snake order, with round 2 being in reverse order of round one.
b. The draft will be a 28 round, slow draft. You will have 8 hours to pick a player, to allow franchise owners to draft, despite busy schedules. The timer will pause overnight.
4. Waivers will be by FAAB, with a $1000 budget each year. FAAB dollars will not carry over year over year, but FAAB dollars can be traded.
5. Trades are allowed and encouraged. We will, in general, have a no veto rule. Especially given the dynasty format, it can be difficult to judge whether a trade is “fair,” so all trades will be allowed unless there is legitimate concern of collusion. If 3 league members complain that a trade is suspect of collusion, the league manager will review the trade, and communicate with both members of the trade to hear their perspective. At that point, if the league manager feels there was collusion, it will be put to a vote, with 6 of the 11 league members (not including the league manager, and the two involved) necessary in order to veto. In general, I hope this will never happen, and do not intend to veto any trades.
a. The top 6 teams will make playoffs, with the top 4 getting in based on record, and the next two getting in based on most points scored. The top 2 seeds will receive a bye, with a bracket-like system to follow. The regular season will be through week 13, with the playoffs occurring from week 14 – 16.
b. The bottom six teams (non-playoff teams) will play in a consolation bracket from weeks 14-16, with the winner of the consolation bracket receiving a special “compensatory” pick in the following years rookie draft, at the end of the first round (pick “1.15”).
7. The rookie draft order will be determined as follows:
a. The six non-playoff teams will receive the top 6 picks in the rookie draft, with the team with the least “potential points” receiving the number one overall pick. If you’d like more detail on how potential points works, just ask (or google it), but basically, potential points are calculated by taking the optimal lineup points, so it factors in total team quality. In order to “tank”, you can’t just bench your best players as soon as you get eliminated from the playoffs, because players on the bench factor into potential points. Legitimate tanking is a part of the game, in real life and fantasy, so if you want to drop or trade good players for future assets, that’s fine, but you won’t be able to tank with lineup manipulation
b. Picks 7-12 of the rookie draft will be determined by reverse order of when playoff teams are eliminated, with the tiebreaker going to the less potential points (so the two teams eliminated in the 1st round of playoffs in week 14 will receive picks 7 and 8, with pick 7 going to the team with less regular season potential points).
c. The rookie draft will be four rounds.
8. Communication will be via Facebook group and/or groupme, depending which people prefer.
9. Rule changes
a. For any smaller changes (such as when the trade deadline is), a majority vote is needed (7 out of 13, I will abstain).
b. For any larger changes that affect roster construction (such as changing from PPR, away from superflex, etc.), 11/13 votes are needed. In general, we’ll avoid these large changes.
10. Commissioner info
a. I have participated and commissioned many dynasty and redraft leagues over the years. I believe in running the league as a democracy. I love active owners, lots of trades, and funny (but not insensitive) trash talk. I’m looking for owners who will be in it for the long haul.
b. If you are interested, feel free to reach out email@example.com
c. I will continue to refine and update the rules as the league fills and questions arise.