Draft Date:The National Conference
drafts Tuesday, September 5, 2017
at 7:00 p.m. The American Conference
drafts Wednesday, September 6, 2017,
at 7:00 p.m.
Entry Fee:A $100.00 ownership fee is due prior to the
first draft pick. There is a $10.00 “New Franchise”
Start of League:The 2017 season will start Thursday,
September 7, 2016.
Alignment:The league consists of 16 teams divided into
two conferences with two 4 team
divisions. Conference alignments will be
determined prior to draft day and Division alignments
will be drawn on each conference's draft night.
Schedule:Each conference will play a 1st and
2nd half consisting of 7 weeks in each
half. Each team will play all teams in its
conference one time in each half, constituting a 14
week season schedule ending Monday, December 11,
2017. This is to be followed by 3 weeks of playoffs
ending on Sunday, December 31, 2017.
will be trying to earn two (2) wins each week .......
(1) There are head-to-head matches with the team
scoring the highest point total gaining one win. (2)
The 4 Teams in each conference with the highest point
totals, whether they've won or lost in their
head-to-head match, receive one win.
Each division winner per half then qualifies for the
playoffs. Should a team(s) repeat as Division winner
in the second half, the team(s) (not winning a title)
with the best overall record in that
conference will qualify for the playoffs as a wild
card. Should a tie occur for the wild card spot, head-to-head play for
the YEAR is the first tie-breaker
followed by total points
scored for the YEAR by your starting 8 to
determine the qualifier. NOTE … Losing a
head-to-head match and those 4 teams in each
conference finishing the week with the lowest point
totals must pay $2.00 per loss.
Playoffs:When it has
been determined which 8 teams have advanced to the
playoffs, the following procedure will be taken to
decide the league champion. There are no head-to-head
matches. The team that scores the most points during
the three week playoffs will be the winner. The
remaining order of finish is also determined by the
same three-week scoring period.
Procedures:Each team will
consist of 12 NFL players that must include the
3 RUNNING BACKS, 4 RECEIVERS, 1 TIGHT END, and 2
(Note … A Tight End can be used as one of your 4
Each 8 team conference will conduct its draft using
the following procedure ....
Bid Draft:Each team will acquire its players by
submitting a written sealed bid. Owners will be limited to $60.00
with which to acquire their 12 players. Bids may
be made for any available player at any position still
open on each team’s roster. The minimum bid for a
player is $2.00 and in increments of $0.05
thereafter. In case of a tie, a re-bid will take
place. In the re-bid, a bid may exceed the $60.00 spending
cap. If the winning bid does exceed the $60.00 spending cap,
said amount will be deducted from their first half
spending fund. The re-bid can be less than your
original bid, but not less than the minimum bid. In
each round, re-bids continue until each team has a
player at the position they first bid on. No more
than one player per team can be acquired in each
Line-Ups:Each week your team will start its entire
12 man roster. Of that starting 12, the top
scoring QB, 2 RB, 3 RECs, TE and 1 KICKER will count
toward the team’s total points. (Note … A Tight End
can be used as one of your 4 Receivers). Points
earned will be based on the player's actual statistics
from NFL games. The point system below lists the
statistic and its corresponding point value.
System:Points will be determined by the
1 point for each
20 yards passed
1 point for each
10 yards rushed
1 point for each
10 yards on receptions
5 points for
each touchdown pass thrown or caught
10 points for each rushing
1 point for each
conversion following a touchdown
3 points for a
field goal less than 30 yards
4 points for a
field goal from 30-39 yards
5 points for a
field goal from 40-49 yards
6 points for a
field goal from 50-59 yards
7 points for a
field goal from 60 yards or longer
points for any kickoff or punt return
for a touchdown
5 points for any fumble
returned for a score or a fumble recovered in the end
zone that was originated from another player.
No points will be
given to any player scoring a touchdown resulting from
a blocked punt or field goal.
NOTE:2 Point. Conversion. If any
player on any of the FAFL rosters converts a 2 point
conversion by rushing, he will earn 2 points; by
receiving a pass or throwing a pass, the receiver and
passer will earn 1 point each.
On Monday, a secretary or the Commissioner will
research the statistics for the weekend games and
compile the league standings.
Pool:Consists of any offensive players not
selected during the original draft or players waived
during the regular season. A player in this pool
may be claimed by a sealed bid during each of the 14
weeks of the regular season and the three weeks of the
play-offs. Transactions of this kind have a $3.00
minimum fee if no sealed bid is
needed. E-mail ONLY
for players may be made from Wednesday until
Saturday at 8:00 A.M.
In any week in which there is a Thursday game,
the transaction deadline is Wednesday at 8:00 P.M
for that game only with bids to follow at
that time. Only the positions needed and the player's
name will be accepted until the transaction deadline.
All owners having made a transaction during the above
times must be available on Saturday
morning between 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. or Wednesday
evening between 8:00 and 9:00 PM (in the
event of a Thursday night game) in order to make a bid
if needed. Bids must start at $3.00
and must be made in increments of $0.05. If an
owner loses in his sealed bid, he may claim any other
player who has not been claimed during that week at
the same position the bid originated (If an owner loses bid on a Tight
End they had intended on using at Wide Receiver,
they must have declared (e-mail) they were going to
use said TE at WR before bid. This would allow said
owner to select a WR on 2nd bid).
Note: It is recommended that
you send an e-mail stating you will NOT be making
a transaction that week.
Each team will be allowed to spend $150.00
during weeks 1-7 and $200.00
for weeks 8-14 for players available in the
player’s pool. There will be no carry-over of
funds from week 7 to week 8. Each team must keep at
least $3.00 per the number of weeks left in its
spending fund. (Example: Bids for week 5
… Team has $15.00 in its spending fund. Team
can spend no more than $9.00 for players in week 5
since there are two weeks of bids remaining and at
least $6.00 must be kept in that team’s spending
fund.) In a bid situation, teams bidding against
each other may inquire as to how much its opponent has
in its spending fund. When a player is claimed
from the player’s pool, a player at the same position
from your existing roster must be put on the Inactive
List, the Bye List or back into the pool. If a
player is returned to the player’s pool he cannot be
claimed until the following week.
Teams involved in the playoffs may continue to make
transactions. The player being claimed must have
been in the player’s pool at the close of the
transactions in week 14. There will be a
$125.00 cap on the amount
a team can spend for players during the playoffs.
Only players involved in a Thursday game can be
claimed by the Wednesday deadline. Transactions
for the remaining weekend games will follow the
general rules stated above. NOTE: A player
kept on your active roster that is scheduled to play
on that given Thursday may not be dropped or put on
your inactive list during the weekend transaction
period following the Thursday night game. Any
player who is available that played in a Thursday
night game is NOT
available for the following Saturday transaction
be allowed between two or more teams with the approval
of the league owners. Trades can involve
player-for-player or player-for-players at any
position. Any trade must be finalized with the
league commissioner 24 hours prior to that week's
transaction deadline. Every effort will be made
to contact each non participating owner in the
conference involved. The league commissioner must
contact all owners in the involved conference as
said trade must require 4 of the 6 non-involved
owners’ OK. A $3.00 fee is charged to each
participating team regardless the number of players in
said trade. Fees charged in any trade will not
be subtracted from your spending fund. No
trades may be made after the 11th
week of the regular season (2017
Trade deadline -- Tuesday, 11/21/17 8:00 P.M.).
Report:Any player not on an active NFL roster as of
draft night may be drafted. At the conclusion of the
draft, said player may be placed on your inactive list
for each week's play and replaced by a non drafted
player for the minimum transaction fee. Said player
must be returned to your active roster each week he
continues his holdout.
Inactive List:The purpose
of this list is to relieve some of the injury pressure
all owners come in contact with during the
season. Up to four players at any position may be
placed on this list each week. A $2.00 fee per
player will be enforced each week the inactive list is
used. This fee will not be subtracted
from your spending fund. By the following Tuesday
any owner having used the inactive list the prior week
may call or e-mail the league Commissioner by the
10:00 P.M. deadline to release a player at the
positions the player placed on the inactive list
plays. If no call is made, the player purchased to
replace your IL player the prior week will be placed back
in the player’s pool. Each player released is
eligible to be claimed during the upcoming week.
Bye List:At some
point during the 2017
season, each NFL team will be idle for one
week. During these weeks each owner will be
allowed to put all Bye players from its current roster
on the bye list at no charge. He then must
purchase a player from the player’s pool to return his
roster to an active 12. On the following Tuesday
any owner having used the bye list the prior week may
call or e-mail the league Commissioner by the 10:00
P.M. deadline to release a player at the positions the
player on the bye list plays. If no call is made,
the player or players purchased to replace your
bye list player(s) will be placed back
into the player’s pool. Each player released is
eligible to be claimed during the upcoming week. 2017 Bye schedule -- 1st Half ...
Weeks 1 & 5-7 (12 Teams) ---- 2nd Half ... Weeks
8-11 (20 Teams).
NOTE: Trades will be allowed
involving players purchased or players placed on the
Inactive List and/or Bye list up to2 hours prior to
the Tuesday night
the winner in head-to-head matches in case of a tie,
the following procedure will be taken .........
1-Total points of both teams' 12 man roster.
2-Highest scoring quarterbacks head-to-head.
3-Top scoring Tight End head-to head.
The above steps will also be in effect if there is a
tie for the top four scoring teams at the end of the
DIVISION TIES .......
2-Total points scored during the half in question by
your weekly top-8.
3-Total points scored during the half in question by
your entire roster.
WILD CARD QUALIFIER ....... 1-Head-to-Head play during both
2-Total points scored during the
year by starting 8.
PLAY-OFF TIES .......
1-Total points scored by 12 man roster during the
3-week playoff period.
2-Total points scored during the year by starting 8.
3-Total points scored during the year by entire
4-Best winning percentage during 14 week-season.
awards at $15.00 each will be given at the end of the
season for the highest point total during a single
week of the 14 week schedule by a QUARTER BACK,
RUNNING BACK, RECEIVER, TIGHT END, KICKER and TEAM in
each conference. Six special awards at #15.00
each will be given at the end of the season to the
teams with the highest regular season total in
the above six categories.
There will be a $50.00 bonus for any FAFL team that
wins both halves of their Division.
Teams eliminated from the pay-off competition will
compete among themselves for a winner take all “Best
of the Rest” prize. The format used will be as
follows …. There are no head-to-head matches. The team
that scores the most points during the three week
playoffs will be the winner. Transactions will be
allowed and will follow the same guidelines as during
the regular season. There will be two separate
transaction pools of playoff teams and “Best of the
Rest” teams. These two pools will not compete
against each other. The “Best of the Rest” prize
begins at $100.00. All transactions made by the
“Best of the Rest” teams will be added to the $100.00
operating fund of 10% of the total prize money will
be used during the season to cover all league
The remaining prize money will be paid out as follows
1st place ............. 50%
2nd place ............ 25%
3rd place ............. 15%
4th place .............. 10%
5th through 8th place ......... minimum of
** 5th through 8th place
prize money subject to change.