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Opening in 3-keeper H2H league on CBS ($150 entry)

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Greetings,

 

My name is Joe and I am the commissioner of the All-American Fantasy Football Association. This 14-team league is entering its seventh season, and we are in need of one owner to take over our lone abandoned team. We are looking to add a very active and competitive owner with integrity and a history of success in fantasy leagues. Here are some quick, basic details:

 

       Entry fee of $150.

       League run using CBS commissioner service.

       100% of the fees go toward paying for the league site the winner’s pot.

       Live extended draft during the last week of August.

       Each team plays two head-to-head matchups per week.

       Top six teams make playoffs.

       Basic scoring .5 PPR (non-PPR, defense/ST teams, not individuals).

       Teams keep three players from year to year.

 

The available team has the 4th pick in the draft. Here are the top keeper choices of the available team: Isaiah Crowell, Kelvin Benjamin, Julian Edelman, Greg Olsen, Matthew Stafford.

 

Admittedly, the keeper options for this team are not great (probably why the previous owner decided to quit). But this is a good opportunity to get in to a great league and start building a team from the ground up, if you’re up to that sort of challenge. And there will be plenty of chances to quickly improve the team, as all owners are very active when it comes to trades.

 

I’ve attached the full constitution below. If interested, please post here or email me at jcaponio@gmail. Serious, experienced owners only please.

 

I. PURPOSE


The mission of the All-American Fantasy Football Association is to conduct a game of fantasy football in a fun and competitive fashion while maintaining stable franchise ownership from season to season. This league is being founded to help us enjoy the game we love to follow, as well as a way to participate in a league with a very high level of activity and competition. Every team and owner is a vital part of that process and is essential to the success of the league.

 

II. TEAMS AND OWNERS


The league will consist of 14 owners from across the country, divided into two divisions (East and West) of seven teams.

 

III. LEAGUE FEES


The All-American Fantasy Football Association has a one-time entry fee of $150.00. This fee covers all transactions and league costs for the entire season. All league fees go towards paying for the league website and winners’ pot (see section XIII). Please send check or money order to the following address (no cash please):

 

(Address given out when you join the league)

You can also pay using PayPal.

 

IV. MANAGEMENT


Joe Caponio will serve as commissioner of the league, and the league website will be hosted by CBS Sports’ commissioner service.

 

V. DRAFT PROCESS


Each year, we will hold a live draft over several days to form our rosters for the upcoming season.

Because it is virtually impossible to get 14 owners from across the country online all at one time for a three-hour period, we will hold a “slow” draft, where each team has five hours to make their selection.

The draft will be held on the “Draft Room” on the league’s CBS website. There is a link to the "Draft Room" in the Draft Prep box of the league homepage. Your computer will have to have a Java application enabled to work. It's always a good idea to test out the room to make sure it works on your computer in the days before the draft.

 

Once the draft begins, each team will have five hours to make their pick. This seems like a long time, but it goes pretty quick with guys having limited access to the Internet at work and on the road. The timer will be suspended every night between 12:15 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern so that owners don't get skipped because their pick comes up in the middle of the night while they're sleeping.

 

Should a team's clock run out during the day, that pick will be skipped until the end of the round. Once the current round is complete, the skipped team will have two hours to make up their selection. If they don't pick within two hours, they will be skipped again until the end of the next round.

 

The 2016 draft will be 15 rounds, and will start at 8 am on Friday, August 26. Teams will select 15 players to go with their three keepers (see section VII). Setting the clock to a maximum of five hours will allow us to complete about two rounds per day. On that pace, we should be done in a week to ten days, which would leave a couple of days between the end of the draft and the start of the season for teams to tinker with their rosters through free agency and trades.
Trades during the draft must go through the trade committee before they are approved, just like they would during the season (see section X).

 

VI. DRAFT ORDER


The draft order will be based on the results of a “draft bracket.” The eight teams that do not qualify for the playoffs (see section XII) will be entered into the “draft bracket.” These teams will stage a 3-week, (weeks 14-16) single elimination tournament to determine the draft order for the following season. The winner of the draft bracket will get the first pick in the following year’s draft, the runner-up will receive the second pick, and so on. This is done to encourage teams who fall out of playoff contention to continue to competitively manage their teams for the entire season.

 

The draft order for the remaining (playoff) teams will be determined based upon how they finished in the playoffs. Picking in reverse order, the All-American Fantasy Football Association champion will pick 14th, the runner-up 13th, and so on, down to the team with the 9th pick.
The draft will follow a “snake” order, where the team picking first in even-numbered rounds will pick last in odd-numbered rounds.

 

VII. KEEPERS


One week prior to each season’s draft, owners will select three players to keep off of their roster from the end of the previous season. These can be any three players from any position.

 

VIII. ROSTERS AND LINEUPS


Each team’s roster will consist of 18 players. Of those 18, teams will start 9 players in each of their matchups. The starting lineup will consist of the following positions:

 

       1 Quarterback

       2 Running Backs

       2 Wide Receivers

       1 Tight End

       1 Flex Player (RB, WR, or TE)

       1 Place Kicker

       1 Team Defense

 

The nine reserve players on a team’s bench can be from any position. The deadline to move players in and out of a team’s starting lineup is five minutes prior to the start of that players’ game.

 

IX. FREE AGENT SIGNINGS


Waiver Signings: Teams are allowed an unlimited number of free agent/waiver signings per season. These are included in the league fee.

 

Waiver pickups: Following the draft, every player not drafted will be placed on waivers. Teams will have the ability to place claims on any non-drafted player during this time. After the 48-hour timeframe, CBS will place claimed players on teams based on the waiver order. To start the season, the waiver order will be the reverse of the draft order. During the season, any player cut from a team will be placed on waivers. Teams can put in claims for them, and the waiver order during the season is the reverse of the league standings. Waivers will run nightly, with claims being processed when CBS updates the league page around 2 a.m. EST.

 

All players who are not on waivers are available to be signed by teams on a first-come, first served basis. There is no limit on the number of signings a team can make throughout the season.
The weekly deadline to sign players is five minutes before the first game of the NFL week. Teams can then sign players again starting on Tuesday morning.

 

X. TRADES


Teams are allowed to trade players at any time. You can only trade draft picks for an upcoming draft once you have paid your league fee for the upcoming season.

 

All trades must be passed by the Trade Committee. This committee will be made up of five owners each year. Every time two teams agree to a trade, the commissioner will send an e-mail to each member of the committee asking if they believe the trade should be allowed. If the committee member votes no, he must provide a valid reason for doing so.

 

Members should only vote no to trades when they feel it is a lopsided deal that may be unfair to the competitive nature of the league. If a member thinks the trade should pass, they will simply reply to the e-mail by saying "yes". The committee members will have 24 hours from the time the commissioner sends out the e-mail to respond with a vote.

 

A trade receiving a majority (three or more) “yes” votes will be passed. Trades not receiving this majority of “yes” votes will be vetoed. If one of the committee members makes a trade, he will not be allowed to vote on his own deal. In that case, there will be only four votes from the committee. Three or four “yes” votes would pass the deal. Should there be two “yes” votes and two “no” votes, the commissioner will step in and have the tiebreaking vote. In a trade involving two owners where there are only three voting members, a trade receiving two or three “yes” votes will pass, while a trade receiving one or zero will not.

 

Should the committee reject a trade with a majority of “no” votes, the owners will be asked to redo the deal so that it passes through the committee. There will be a trade deadline imposed in November to stop any late-season trades that may involve collusion.

 

XI. SCORING


Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and kickers will earn points based on the following scoring system:

 

       Passing touchdown = 4 points

       Passing yard = .04 points (1 point for every 25 yards)

       Passing 2-point conversion: 2 points

       Interception thrown: -2 points

       Rushing touchdown = 6 points

       Rushing yard = .1 points (1 point for every 10 yards)

       Rushing two-point conversion: 2 points

       Fumble lost = -2 points

       Receiving touchdown = 6 points

       Receiving yard = .1 points (1 point for every 10 yards)

       Reception = .5 points

       Receiving two-point conversion = 2 points

       Field goal made of 0-49 yards = 3 points

       Field goal made of 50+ yards = 4 points

       Extra point field goal made = 1 point

 

Defense/special teams will earn points based on the following scoring system:

       Defensive and special teams touchdown = 6 points

       Interception = 2 points

       Fumble recovered = 2 points

       Safety = 2 points

       Sack = .5 points

       Shutout = 6 points

       2-5 points allowed = 4 points

       6-9 points allowed = 2 points

       10-13 points allowed = 1 points

       14-20 points allowed = 0 points

       21-27 points allowed = -2 points

       28-34 points allowed = -4 points

       35-41 points allowed = -6 points

       42 or more points allowed = -8 points

 

The team that scores the most points from its nine starting players in each matchup will be declared the winner. In cases where the two teams playing each other score the same amount of points during the week, the team with the most points from its reserves will be declared the winner. If the total number of reserve points are identical between the two teams, the home team will be declared the winner. There will be no ties.

 

XII. DIVISIONS, SCHEDULE, AND PLAYOFFS


The 14 teams in the league will be divided into two seven-team divisions. The divisions will be based on the geographic location of each owner.

 

The league’s regular season will run during the first 13 weeks of the NFL season. Each week, each team will play two head-to-head games against different opponents, for a total of 26 during the regular season. Teams will play each other team in the league two times.

 

At the end of the 26-game regular season, the two division winners and top four other teams will advance to the playoffs, to take place during weeks 14 through 16 of the NFL season. The league standings will be in order of winning percentage. The first standings tiebreaker is head-to-head record, and the second tiebreaker is total points scored during the season.

 

Week 14 – Wild-Card Week: The division winner with the best overall record will receive the top seed in the playoffs, as well as a first-round bye during week 14. The team that wins the other division will receive the #2 seed, and the other first-round bye. The four teams with the next best records will be seeded #3-#6 as the wild cards, and compete in the first round of the playoffs, with the #3 team playing the #6 team, and the #4 team playing the #5 team.

 

Week 15 – Semifinal Week: The lowest seeded winner from the first round will advance to play the #1 seed in the semifinals, while the higher seeded first round winner will advance to play the #2 seed.

 

Week 16 – Super Bowl: The All-American Fantasy Football Association Super Bowl will be played between the winners of the Semifinal games.

 

XIII. PAYOUTS


With 14 teams putting in a fee of $150, the league pot comes out to $2,100. However, CBS charges $150 to run the league, so the pot comes out to $1,950. The money will be split up as follows:

 

       The team with the best regular season record will get $400

       The other division winner will get $250\

       The runner up in the finals gets $400

       The league champion gets $900

 

Therefore, it is possible that I team will receive up to $1,300 if they finish with the best regular season record and win the championship.

 

XIV. COMMISSIONER POWERS


The Commissioner will act at all times in the best interests of the league and is vested with the following powers:

       The commissioner may deem necessary to remove inactive owners from the league at the end of the season. The commissioner will not do this unless a team fails to submit a lineup, plays injured players regularly or does not submit lineups in time. Other events may also be cause for removal and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

       The commissioner has the power to change a 'loophole' rule during the season. Any such rule will be changed under the "good of the league" general rule.

       At any time, any owner can recommend a rule/policy change. The commissioner is open to all ideas, and will put anything presented to him up for discussion among all league owners.

 

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