The details for the Paragon Pigskin Classic Dynasty League are as follows:
16 teams split into 4 Divisions. Random assignment year one, realignment of divisions in subsequent years. Refer to Paragon Common Rule Book for more details.
$250 buy in with $125 deposit/kitty ($75 is a deposit towards 2nd year entry fees & $50 gets added to "kitty" for the year 4 prize pool as extra incentive to build for future and stay in the league long term). All funds including deposit are kept at leaguesafe.com. The idea of the 4 year investment is that we want owners to have at least a four year horizon and commitment to their team. In year 4, the prize pool will be much larger, which gives everyone a goal of when to have their team “peak” and makes a challenging Dynasty objective. After year 4, the hope is that there is enough “investment” people have made in the league that they want to continue on for many years, but this should ensure that the league will still be around for at least the first four years.
Initial Draft is serpentine with 3rd round reversal (3RR).
Rosters: 1 QB 2 RB 4 WR 1 TE 1 RB/WR/TE Flex 1 PK 2 DE 1 DT 3 LB 2 S 1 CB 1 DL/LB/DB Flex
Regular Season: The league regular season will run from weeks 1-13, teams playing each other team in their division twice while filling in the rest of the schedule with randomly selected teams via league software. Each team will play 3 doubleheaders in weeks 10, 12 & 13, avoiding NFL bye weeks. The last week of the regular season, each team will play two division rivals. The double headers and the division rival games are intended to keep the playoff picture undecided as long as possible, to maintain maximum league interest in all games played. If the NFL regular season is ever extended through a new collective bargaining agreement, additional regular weeks shall be added such that the last playoff game shall end 1 week before the end of the regular NFL season.
Playoffs: Weeks, 14-16. 6 teams based on overall win loss record with tie breaking methods detailed on the league website (note that Division winners are not guaranteed a spot in the playoffs). Top 2 seeds are given 1st round bye. Week 16 League Championship Game.
Division Realignment Division Realignment occurs each season on a promotion and relegation basis to assist in league parity. Each new season, divisions are realigned based on last years standings using the same rules applied to determine rookie draft order as described in the Common Rule Book. It will be based on the previous years finishing position in the league standings with the exception of the winner and loser of the league championship, they will be determined at the no.1 and 2 teams. The top 4 teams end up in Division 1, teams 5-8 in Division 2, teams 9-12 in Division 3, teams 13-16 in Division 4. Season 1 division alignment based on draft position. Season 1 division alignment based on draft position. Refer to the Common Rule Book for greater explanation.
Trading future picks/League Fees paid in lieu
When completing a trade which involves future year picks from Rounds 1-3, 50% of future pick years league fees will be payable. Payments must be completed within 1 week of trade being completed otherwise trade is reversed. If this occurs, violating team will have their draft pick trading privileges revoked for 1 full year. Please refer to Paragon Common Rule 10 for full details.
Each year, starting with the 2014 rookie draft, compensatory picks will be awarded to the 10 teams that do not make the playoffs the previous season. Picks 1.01-1.05 will be awarded to the 5 of 10 teams with the worst total potential points for the regular season, and picks 2.01-2.05 will be awarded to the remaining 5 of 10 teams with the least potential points. Compensatory picks can only be traded 24 hrs prior to the commencement of the rookie draft
Dynasty Rookie drafts will usually occur 1-2 weeks after the NFL draft. The date is defined in the league calendar which is considered final.
During the rookie draft, roster sizes will be temporarily increase to allow all draft picks to be chosen. Once the draft is complete, all Taxi Squads must be filled as the official roster sizes will be reinforced.
24 hours after the supplemental draft is completed until the start of the first week 1 game, free agent acquisitions can be made every 2 weeks via the Blind Bid waiver periods as defined in the league calendar.
Commencing Week 1 of the NFL regular season and ending at the commencement of Week 1 games, there will be 3 waiver periods each week as defined in the league calendar.
The 1st Waivers period starts from the kickoff of 1pm Sunday games and will end on Wednesday.
The 2nd Waivers period starts on Wednesday and will end on Saturday.
The 3rd period will be on a First Come First Served (FCFS) basis. This will run from Saturday until the 1pm kickoff of Sunday games. Please refer to the league calendar for details.
From the commencement of Week 16 games, free agent pick-ups will be suspended until after the rookie draft.
Prize money payouts for top 6 teams:
1st - 50% of prize pool 2nd - 25% of prize pool 3rd - 10% of prize pool 4th - 7% of prize pool 5th - 5% of prize pool 6th - 3% of prize pool
25% of Prize Pool.
Year 1-4, will be withheld to create a "Super Pool" in year 5, at which point, the prize pool will be more than double the previous year's 1-4 payouts. This creates a strong incentive for teams to build for now and for the future. It also creates another incentive for people to stay for full 5 years as they are forgoing paid money not to mention the chance at the Super Pool. This concept makes attracting new owners to the league much easier for abandoned teams. The 25% prize pool concept is ongoing meaning that in Years 6-9, 25% is held again for the Year 10 Super Pool and so on.
Since this rule was introduced in 2010 (2nd year of league, Year 1 contribution to the Superpool will be the $50 added to "kitty" for the year 4 prize pool under the previous prize pool structure.
a) Each team will have 4 injury reserve positions on their rosters.
b) Players declared to be on injured reserve by the official NFL injury report and Myfantasyleague. com (MFL) injury designations can fill these positions.
c) Players must remain on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the current fantasy season. The only exception to this is a scenario where a player is released from Injured Reserve and the MFL IR designation is lifted. In this case, the player cannot remain on IR. To align with what is happening in the NFL, the fantasy team owner must either activate the player or cut the player since he no longer has an IR designation. This is the only scenario where as commissioners we would allow an IR player to be activated since he is no longer eligible for IR.
d) Trading of players placed on the injured reserve list is allowed.
e) Owners can place players on injured reserve at any time during the current season. To move a player to injured reserve, the owner must use the leagues website to process the transaction.
f) Once a player is on the injured reserve list, the team may acquire a free agent to fill the empty spot on the main roster (in accordance with acquisition rules).
g) All players must be removed from IR by March 1st by either being placed on the active roster or waived by the team owner. All players not activated from IR by 1st March will be returned to the free agent pool by the commissioner.
Replacement Owners Draft
See Common Rule Book, Section 12, 41 Round Draft
a) 1 week after the completion of the rookie draft (but not in inaugural year), the league will conduct a 5 round Supplemental Draft.
b) The supplemental draft is not compulsory.
c) The draft order is the same as the Rookie Draft order.
d) Any player eligible to play in the NFL and still available as a fantasy FA (not rostered or on a DTS) may be selected (so both NFL veterans and rookies).
e) Supplemental draft picks cannot be traded at any time or for any reason.
f) Team owners are responsible for ensuring they have enough roster space to make supplemental draft selections. In practice, this will mean dropping players to create roster space prior to the supplemental draft which will allow those waived players to be picked up by other franchises in the supplemental draft. Therefore, player drops WILL NOT be allowed once the supplemental draft commences.
g) We will follow an accelerated 1 hour time clock for draft selections and strongly encourage teams to enter in any players they would like to select via the system.
h) Picks not made within the time limits imposed will be forfeited.
i) During the Supplemental Draft, the roster size will be temporarily increased by one to allow for players to be drafted and demoted to DTS if required/space permits.
j) Once your pick has been skipped/forfeited, that team owner is ineligible to make further selections in the supplemental draft.
k) The supplemental draft will not happen during the inaugural season for this league
The supplemental draft is intended to fill any rookie or main roster spots that may be available (due to retirement, injury, long-term suspension, or just the usual cuts of ineffective players).
Dynasty Taxi Squad
a) Owners may initially designate 8 rookie players from their team to the Dynasty Taxi Squad (DTS) for development purposes, replacing any openings on the DTS with rookies they draft in future years.
b) Players on the DTS will be in addition to the 40 main roster players.
c) Players may only be placed on the DTS if they were either initially drafted in the rookie draft, or were selected in the 5 round supplemental draft and maintain DTS eligibility.
d) The team owner is responsible for demoting their selections to the DTS via league software within a week of the conclusion of the supplemental draft.
e) Once this date has passed, no more demotions to the DTS will be allowed until the following year's drafts begin.
f) Once a player is placed on the DTS, he can remain there for 2 seasons.
g) At the end of their 2nd NFL season, any players who based on this rule who are no longer eligible for the DTS must be placed on the team's active roster or waived. Team owners have until 1st March to do this.
h) Only a rookie in his rookie year can be placed on your DTS, not a 2nd year player who was never on any other roster previously.
i) Once a player is activated from the DTS to the active roster, he is ineligible to return to the DTS. This includes if the player is traded to another franchise or waived and subsequently picked up by another team owner.
j) Players on the DTS are not eligible to start a game until they are moved onto the active roster.
k) Traded players may be placed on the DTS if they were on the other teams DTS when the trade took place.
l) Since this rule is being implemented in 2010 (2nd year of league), we will also allow 2009 rookies to be replaced back on the taxi squad as a once off measure to align with rule f)
Specific details of the league rules and format all form part of the Paragon Common Rule Book with many frequently asked questions to be found.