Frustrated Athlete's Football League Rules

Revised 2017

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” fee.

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.

Objective:  All teams 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 RECORD for the SEASON 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.

Drafting Procedures:  Each team will consist of 12 NFL players that must include the following,

(Note … A Tight End can be used as one of your 4 Receivers).

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 round.

Starting 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.

Point System:  Points will be determined by the following standards:
        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 touchdown
        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

      10 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.

Players 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.

Spending Fund:  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 period.

Trading:  Trades may 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.).

Failure To 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 to 2 hours prior to the Tuesday night release time.

Ties:  To determine the winner in head-to-head matches and the top 4 weekly scoring spots 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.

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.

1-Head-to-Head play during both halves.
Total points scored during the year by starting 8.

1-Total points scored by 12 man roster during the 3-week playoff period.
2-Teams will split pot (Ex. 2 teams remain tied for 1st place after first tie-breaker then prize money for first and second place is added together and divided evenly for both teams.

Payouts:  Six special 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 prize.

A league operating fund of 10% of the total prize money will be used during the season to cover all league expenses.

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 $100.00 **

 ** 5th through 8th place prize money subject to change.