Contract Leagues

How they work

Drafts

The rookie draft is a linear selection draft (not auction and not snake). The draft order is determined by the previous years final standings, with last place picking first. Salaries are assigned to players based on their draft spot using a Rookie Pay Scale.

Rookie drafts begin in year 2 of your league. The first season all players, including rookies, are auctioned off in the Free Agent Auction Draft. A rookie draft in your first season would make your league lopsided by immediately giving certain teams an advantage.

The rookie draft takes place before your annual Free Agent Auction Draft. You can do the rookie draft back to back on the same date as the Free Agent Auction Draft or have the rookie draft by itself at an earlier date.

Related Settings

  • Rookie Pay Scale Start %: Default is 4.5% The percentage set for the rookie pay scale will be assigned to the first overall pick in the rookie draft.
    • Example: Salary Cap: $300 Rookie Pay Scale: 4.5%
      • The first pick in the rookie draft is assigned a salary of $14.
      • Each pick becomes cheaper than the previous with large drop offs at the start of each round.
      • 1.1 – $14
      • 1.2 – $12
      • 1.3 – $12
      • 1.12 – $7
      • 2.1 – $4
      • 2.12 – $4
      • 3.1 – $2
  • Reserved Cap (for in season acquisitions): Default is $100
    • Example: Salary Cap: $300 Reserved Cap: $100
      • Managers will be able to spend up to $200 during the draft and will have at least $100 left over for free agent blind bidding during the season.

Contracts

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Players are eligible for an extension if they are going into the final year of their contract & the player hasn’t already been extended.  

You can only use an extension on a player one time.  

Using an extension on a player allows for you to sign them to a new 2, 3, or 4-year contract.

Related Settings

Extension Contracts: Default is 1 – Number of extensions that each team has available to use each season.  

 

A player is eligible to be tagged if they just completed the final year of their contract and haven’t been tagged before. Tagging will be available in the app after NFL Week 16, when the fantasy season completes. The deadline to tag a player is April 1st, when the new league season begins and all players that completed the final year of their contract are dropped from rosters.

Salaries

Everything in your dynasty revolves around the Salary Cap. During the auction draft you will bid on players and the winning bid will have that dollar amount subtracted from their team’s cap space.

The amount of Cap Space that you have available after the draft is the amount you have to use on free agents during the season. There are not separate budgets for the draft and for in season acquisitions. If you spend your whole Salary Cap during the draft then your dynasty has no money to sign free agents during the season.

Use the “Reserved Cap” setting for making sure managers set aside a portion of the Salary Cap for in-season free agents.

Related Settings

  • Salary Cap: Default is $300 – The amount to increase a player’s salary by each time a new league year starts.
    • Example: Player Salary Increase set to 15%
      • $20 Player is signed to a 4-year contract.
      • Year 1: $20
      • Year 2: $20 x 15% = $23
      • Year 3: $23 x 15% = $27
      • Year 4: $27 x 15% = $32
  • Reserved Cap (for in season acquisitions): Default is $100
    • Example: Salary Cap: $300  Reserved Cap: $100
      • Managers will be able to spend up to $200 during the draft and will have at least $100 left over for free agent blind bidding during the season.

 

Related Settings

  • Player Salary Increase Per Year: Default is 15% – The amount to increase a player’s salary by each time a new league year starts.
    • Example: Player Salary Increase set to 15%
      • $20 Player is signed to a 4-year contract.
      • Year 1: $20
      • Year 2: $20 x 15% = $23
      • Year 3: $23 x 15% = $27
      • Year 4: $27 x 15% = $32
  • Rookie Pay Scale Start %: Default is 4.5% – The percentage set for the rookie pay scale will be assigned to the first overall pick in the rookie draft.
    • Example:
      • Rookie Pay Scale is 4.5%
      • Salary Cap is $300
      • The first pick in the rookie draft is assigned a salary of $14.  Each pick becomes cheaper than the previous with larger drops at the start of each round.

Free Agent Blind Bidding (Waivers)

Free Agent Blind Bidding (also known as FAAB – Free Agent Auction Bidding) is how you pick up free agents through the course of the season. Your available budget is simply your available cap space. With a salary cap of $300 – If you spend $200 during the draft then you will have $100 left over for picking up free agents.

This is a blind bidding auction. You put in a bid for a player that no one in your league will be able to see. The next morning (depending on your league settings) the auction will process and whoever put in the highest bid for each player will have that player added to their roster.

When two teams bid the same amount for a player, the player will go to the team that is lower in the standings.

All players picked up during the season through the FAAB will automatically be assigned a 1-year contract with a salary matching the winning bid. This means that they will be released at the end of the season and available in the following draft. The only exception is if a franchise tag is used on the player after the season.

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