Cal's Franchise Fantasy Football rules
Premise: You have been given a new franchise by the NFL.
You need players, but you can't just grab anyone you want.
You can only select players in this years college draft,
and current NFL players that switched teams as a free agent or trade.
If you sign a player to a multi-year deal, then you get that player back the next year.
But if you cut him, you might still have to pay him.
Rule 1: Commissioner
FFF owners will elect a Commissioner. Commissioner will resolve all disputes between FFF Owners. Commissioner is the final judge in any interpretation of the rules. Commissioner will keep track of all rosters and contracts. Commissioner will prepares lists of available players.

Rule 2: Roster
FFF Owners can only have twenty two (22) active players on a team. An owner may have more players that are inactive, ie. cut players he is still paying for.
There at eleven (11) playing or starting positions. Offense: QB 1, RB 1, WR 2, TE 1, Kicker, extra. Defense: DLM 1, LB 1, DB 1, extra.
FFF Owner may cut a player at any time. Even during the draft or free agency.

Rule 3: Salary Cap.
Salary cap is $50 million a season. Any money not spent that season is wasted; there is no carry over from season to season. All contracts are for 1 to 4 years and in $1 million increments. Signing bonus and franchise tag amounts may use half million increments. Odd amounts will be rounded to the nearest half million.

Rule 4: Keepers.
FFF Owners get all the players they had the year before, unless that player's contact expired or the owner cut or traded that player. A player traded between real NFL teams does not affect ownership. The FFF contract determines ownership.

Rule 5: Owners Meeting.
An Owners Meeting will happen after the real NFL draft and before the first game of the real season. Owners Meeting has six phases: select commissioner, cutting players, college draft, franchise tags, free agency, and guaranteed money. The owner that was champion the season before will have his meal paid for by the other owners.

Rule 6: College Draft.
Order will be similar to that of the NFL: champion picks last, runner-up picks second to last, others in reverse order of win-loss record.
FFF college draft players have a set salary and minimum time period of 4 years. FFF first round: $3 million, FFF second round: $2 million, FFF third round and thereafter $1 million. The actual real NFL round a player comes from does not affect this. Any college players not FFF drafted become free agents.

Rule 7: Available NFL players.
Besides college players the only other NFL players available are players that have switched teams; either through trade or free agency. If an FFF owner cuts a player, then that player may be picked up by new owner that season. If the player is not picked up that season, then he become unavailable until he switches real NFL teams.

Rule 8: Free Agency.
Free Agency occurs after the draft. An owner will declare a player he wants with a salary and time period. If no other owner has a higher offer then the player is won by that owner. A higher offer is based on the total amount of the contract.
Example: $4 million for 2 years is $8 million total, but $3 million for 3 years is higher at $9 million total. However, $4 million for 2 years with a signing bonus is the highest at $10 million. League minimum is $1,000,000 a year for all free agents.

Rule 9: Trading.
FFF owners may trade (players or draft picks or money) at any time. The new owner must accept the contract of the previous owner. The salary may not be lowered, and the length (years) may not be changed.

Rule 10: Signing bonus.
If an owner cuts a player before his contract expires then the owner must still pay half of his salary. However, if a signing bonus was paid then the owner owes nothing more. The cost of a signing bonus is always half of one year's salary. Signing bonus is paid in addition to the first years salary.

Rule 11. Guaranteed Money.
If an owner has extra money he may pay part of next years salary for any player. This is the only way an owner can carry money over to the next year. This must be declared at the owners meeting.

Rule 12: Franchise Tag
Each FFF Owner gets one Franchise Tag to assign to a player on his team that had his contact expire. The salary of a franchise tag is equal to the average of the highest salaries at that position. A franchise tag must be placed on a player before the free agency phase of the Owners Meeting.

Rule 13: In-season roster additions
When adding players after the Owners Meeting the Commissioner will email all owners the new free-agency offer an owner has made on an unselected player. If no other owner has a higher counter offer within 48 hours, that owner gets his player.

Rule 14: In-season roster cuts
If an owner cuts a player during the NFL season then the owners still owes a full-season salary for that player. Money is owed to that player as soon as he joins the roster. Signing bonuses do not affect this. "He bought him, you must pay for him." A signing bonus would mean the owner pays nothing for that player the following season.

2015
Cals Marion Mudhens
Cal's
Marion
Mudhens
2015
Phils Dike Fireflies
Phil's
Dike
Fireflies
2015
Shanes Omaha Buffetts
Shane's
Omaha
Buffetts


Beth's
Fairfield
Buffetts


Beth's
Fairfield
Nightingales

2015
Brads Ames Stiffwinds
Brads Ames Stiffwinds
Brads Ames Stiffwinds
Brad's
Ames
Stiffwinds
2016
Keiths Austinville Elevators
Keith's
Austinville
Elevators
2019
Paxton Bowman Woods Stomach Bugs
Paxton's
Bowman Woods
Stomach Bugs
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Cal's FFF history

Inagural 2015 season

Owners meeting held at Buffalo Wild Wings, south side of CR.
All four owners in attendance.

2015 College draft no.1 picks
1. Dike, QB Jameis Winston, FSU (1)
2. Omaha, QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon (2)
3. Ames, WR Amari Cooper, Alabama (4)
4. Marion, RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (10)

2015 Most expensive free agents
$5 million, TE Owen Daniels, Dike
$5 million, RB Demarco Murray, Ames
$5 million, DL, Ndomka Suh, Ames
$4 million, RB Ray Rice, Marion

TEAM, reg 2015 season record, CHAMPION:
Dike Fireflies (Phil), 6-8, champion
Marion Mudhens (Cal), 4-10, runner-up
Ames Stiffwinds (Brad), 10-4
Omaha Buffetts (Shane), 8-6

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2016 season

The league expanded to five teams.
Plus one dummy team, Detroit Lions.
Owners meeting held at Jerseys (under Roosevelt) in downtown CR.
Four owners in attendance, Rich S made Shane's picks.

2016 College draft no.1 picks
1. Austinville, QB Carson Wentz, NDS (2)
2. Omaha, QB Jared Goff, Cal (1)
3. Ames, RB Ezekiel Elliott, OSU (4)
4. Marion, DE Joey Bosa, OSU (3)
5. Dike, RB Derrick Henry, Arkansas (45)

2016 Most expensive free agents
$5 million, QB Dak Prescott, Austinville
$4 million, QB Brock Osweiler, Ames
$3 million, WR Marvin Jones, Omaha

TEAM, reg 2016 season record, CHAMPION:
Austinville Elevators (Keith) 4-10, champion
Ames Stiffwinds (Brad), 10-4, runner up
Dike Fireflies (Phil), 8-6
Omaha Buffetts (Shane), 8-6
Marion Mudhens (Cal), 6-8

2016 FFF All-Pro
QB Austinville Dak Prescott (Dal) 369
RB Ames Ezekiel Elliott (Dal) 287
WR Marion Michael Thomas (NO) 137
TE Austinville Martillus Bennett (NE) 89
K Marion Mike Nugent (Cin) 139
DB Omaha Landon Collins (NYG) 297
LB Dike Benardrick McKinney (Hou) 233
DL Austinville Malik Jackson (Jax) 154

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2017 season

Beth took over the Buffetts, moving the team from Omaha to Fairfield.
This year's dummy team, Cinci Bengals.
Owners meeting held at Red's Public House, 2nd St SE CR.
All five owners in attendance.

2017 College draft no.1 picks
1. Marion, S Jamal Adams, LSU (6)
2. Fairfield, RB Leonard Fournette LSU (4)
3. Dike, TE OJ Howard, Alabama (19)
4. Ames, DE Myles Garrett, Texas AM (1)
5. Austinville, RB Chris McCaffrey, Stanford (8)

2017 Most expensive free agents
$3 million, WR Alshon Jeffery, Fairfield
$2 million, QB Jay Cutler, Ames
$2 million, TE Jared Cook, Ames

TEAM, reg 2017 season record, CHAMPION:
Marion Mudhens (Cal), 10-4, champion
Dike Fireflies (Phil), 9-5, runner up
Ames Stiffwinds (Brad), 9-5
Fairfield Buffetts (Beth), 6-8
Austinville Elevators (Keith), 6-8

2017 FFF All-Pro
QB Austinville Carson Wentz (Phi) 379
RB Marion Todd Gurley (LAR) 293
WR Fairfield Juju Smith (Pit) 129
TE Marion Evan Engram (NYG) 89
K Fairfield Robbie Gould (SF) 161
DL Marion Joey Bosa (SD) 175
LB Ames Eric Kendricks (Min) 212
DB Fairfield Landon Collins (NYG) 208

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2018 season

Beth's team renamed Nightingales.
This year's dummy team, Indy Colts.
Owners meeting held at Quintons, across from CRPD.
All five owners in attendance.
Keith suggests the losing owners pay
for the winning owner's meal from now on.

2018 College draft no.1 picks
1. Austinville, RB Saquon Barkley, Penn St. (2)
2. Fairfield, RB Sony Michel, Georgia (31)
3. Ames, DE Bradley Chubb, NC State (5)
4. Dike, skip
5. Marion, skip

Other notable draftees:
Ames, QB Baker Mayfield, OK (1)
Marion, QB Sam Darnold, USC (3)
Dike, QB Josh Allen, Wyoming (7)
Austinville, QB Josh Rosen, UCLA (10)

2018 Most expensive free agents
$3 million, QB Kirk Cousins, Dike
$3 million, TE Jimmy Graham, Dike
$2 million, LB Khahil Mack, Ames

TEAM, reg 2018 season record, CHAMPION:
Austinville Elevators (Keith), 11-3, champion
Marion Mudhens (Cal), 11-3, runner up
Ames Stiffwinds (Brad), 7-7
Dike Fireflies (Phil), 4-10
Fairfield Buffetts (Beth), 4-10

2018 FFF All-Pro
QB Ames Deshawn Watson (Hou) 419
RB Marion Todd Gurley (LAR) 294
WR Marion Michael Thomas (NO) 145
TE Austinville Eric Ebron (Ind) 132
K Austinville Jason Myers (NYJ) 146
DL Dike Deforest Buckner (SF) 169
LB Marion Darius Leonard (Ind) 331
DB Marion Jamal Adams (NYJ) 242

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2019 season

Paxton's Bowman Woods Stomach Bugs joins
as the league's sixth human team.
Owners meeting held at Chrome Horse, former old bank in New Bo.
Five owners in attendance, Paxton was sick.

2019 College draft no.1 picks
1. Bowman Woods, WR Marquise Brown, OK (25)
2. Fairfield, TE TJ Hockenson, Iowa (8)
3. Dike, LB Devin White, LSU (5)
4. Ames, RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama (24)
5. Marion, DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State (2)
6. Austinville, WR KNeal Harry, ASU (32)

Other notable draftees:
Bowman Woods, QB Kyler Murray, OK (1)
Austinville, QB Daniel Jones, Duke (6)
Bowman Woods, QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State (15)
Marion, TE Noah Fant, Iowa (20)

Franchise Tags:
Ames, no one
Austinville, no one
Bowman Woods, no one
Dike, RB Melvin Gordon
Fairfield, DB Landon Collins
Marion DB Byron Jones

2019 Most expensive free agents
$3 million, WR Antonio Brown, Bowman Woods
$2 million, RB Leveon Bell, Fairfield
$2 million, WR Randall Cobb, Fairfield

2019 notable trades
Marion RB Todd Gurley to Fairfield
Ames LB Khahil Mack to Austinville

TEAM, reg 2019 season record, CHAMPION:
Fairfield Buffetts (Beth), 6-8, champion
Austinville Elevators (Keith), 8-6, runner up
Ames Stiffwinds (Brad), 9-5
Dike Fireflies (Phil), 8-6
Bowman Woods Stomach Bugs (Paxton), 6-8
Marion Mudhens (Cal), 5-9,

2019 FFF All-Pro
QB Austinville Dak Prescott (Dal) 438
RB Austinville Christian McCaffrey (Car) 323
WR Marion Michael Thomas (NO) 168
TE Ames Jared Cook (Oak) 104
K Bowman Woods Matt Gay (TB) 135
DL Marion Joey Bosa (LAC) 100
LB Dike Jordan Hicks (AZ) 157
DB Marion Jamal Adams (NYJ) 123

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