Rookie draft over
September 11th at Noon ET USA. The rookie draft is over
and the real off-season is here. Take a few months off,
guys and enjoy the break. It's been great running the
league for you and I look forward to having you all
become active again in December with trading and
preparation for the new season beginning January 1st.
Season 6 Begins January 1st 2018.
you have a couple months off. Enjoy! the season is a
busy time so use your spare time wisely. We all look
forward to the friendly competition when the next season
begins. And don't forget...even though we are idle right
now, the website is still updated from time to time so
check in for updates.
2017 draft picks
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Carlos Hyde: The top pick for any team. Carried
the ball 217 times and averaged 4.6 yards per
carry. Carlos is only 26 years old and promises
many more years of production.
Curry: Improving run stopper in the NFL, Curry is coming on strong for
the Eagles and can be a fine addition to any team.
Agency: This free agency bidding is a test for
when we conduct the full draft by bidding. Full
rules are posted in the FA forum. FA Bidding time
and day to be announced.
season 5, Player of the week.
the football geek
Our hearts and prayers are with the good people of
But I can't help but to think this could have all been avoided if Jerry Jones
had used a giant plunger to unclog the drain before that giant toilet known
as Texas Stadium had overflowed and caused all that damage.
Don't play in the puddles boys and girls.
by jeff beyel
QB-Tom Brady-LA Rams-Set new standard with 5231 yards and was secind in
league in TD passes with 45. After several seasons of unfulfilled promise,
Brady hit it big for 14-2 Rams.
RB-Doug Martin-Seattle Seahawks-I know, what about Tennessee great Adrian
Peterson? AP led league in rushing with 1616 yards and 9 TDs but Martin came
over to Seattle from Cleveland and his presence really pushed the 'Hawks to
the next level and a championship. Martin would rush for 1450 yards, 15 TDs,
and had a 5.1 YPC average.
WR-Julio Jones-Atlanta Falons-Jones was brilliant once again piling up a
league best 1934 yards and 25 TDs! He also averaged some 17.3 YPC.
TE-Rob Gronkowski-LA Rams-Tough category but Gronk tied for TDs among tight
ends and grabbed 59 balls for 978 yards and a staggering 16.6 YPV average.
T-Sebastian Vollmer-Arizona Cardinals-Vollmer opened 24 holes and did not
allow a sack all season while having just 4 bad blocks.
G-Marhsall Yanda-Denver Broncos-The perennial star guard had another
sparkling season posting a stunning 33 holes, 2 sacks, and 0 (that's right)
bad blocks. Yanda remains the gold standard at the position.
Colts-A very tough category but Kalil had 19 holes
and allowed just 1 sack while also having just 1 bad block for the Colts.
DT-Aaron Donald-Cleveland Browns-What a stud this guy is...11 sacks, 15
stuffs, 17 hurries, 1 forced fumble. There were others right there but he
was the best over-all.
DE-Muhammad Wilkerson-New Orleans Saints- 17 sacks, 24 hurries, and 8
deflections all led league. Add in 4 forced fumbles and ya have the complete
Colts-Broke own record for sacks with 23. Was
also second in hurries with 19. There are some very deserving players at
this position including the Giants' Kalil Mack, Buffalo's Vonn Miller, and
MLB-David Harris-New York Giants-What a year Harris had from the inside
recording 6 sacks, 6 hurries, 12 stuffs, and 12 deflections to register an
outstanding over-all slate.
CB-Ryan Logan-New York Giants-Logan quietly had a terrific year sniping 6
balls, deflecting 15 passes, and allowing just 50.8% completions on balls
S-Marcus Gilchrist-Los Angeles Rams-Part
of a super Ram secondary, Gilchrist limited passes his way to just a 40.3
completion rate while snagging 3 picks and tallying 11 deflections.
KR-Dwayen Harris-Detroit Lions- Some dynamic returners this season but
Harris took 44 back at a 29+ average and a TD.
PR-Travis Benjamin-New Orleans Saints-Another tough call but Benjamin took
back 31 punts at a 10/7 average and took one to the house.
K-Mason Crosby-LA Rams-Crosby nailed 32 of 43 filed goals and hit on all 67
PATS enroute to compiling a league best 163 poimts.
P-Sam Martin-Philadelphia Eagles-
34 of his 74 (46%) punts were inside the 20 and he did not get a ball
blocked all season.
the football geek
Miami enthusiasm at all time High
Earlier this season and
after Jeff Beyel took over the Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium finally broke the
record for loudest crowd when a season ticket holder sneezed while clapping.
On a side note... coach and general manager Jeff Beyel is working on getting
the team's last Super Bowl team picture transferred from black and white to
Interview with Super Bowl Winner, Jamey Dilbeck
Q) How does it
feel to win your first Super Bowl in Paydirt?
A) Sweet! This is my first championship in any football league
of any kind and I can't imagine tougher opponents throughout the
entire year to compete against.
Q) What did you
do to scout the tough Vikings, and what did you see that you
could exploit, or strengths you saw of his you needed to avoid?
A) I knew he could put yards on the board so somehow I had to
grab as much clock time as I could with my running game. It had
pulled me out of the fire again and again all season long.
Picking up RB Doug Martin in a midseason trade allowed me to
dictate the flow of most games. I knew my WRs, DeAndre Hopkins
and Larry Fitzgerald, could be counted on to be in on
practically every down with 10+ durability ratings. Fitz
grinding out tough short yardage catches and Hopkins blowing by
the secondary coverage as he ran wild for 5 TD receptions.
I knew my teams' capabilities well enough after playing almost a
perfect season that I didn't really prepare for the Vikings as
much as I prepared to play my game. I had used a bend but don't
break defense all year long - but Eric almost broke it enough to
Q) What can
Paydirt do for season 5 to improve?
A) More radio shows, something weekly to bring out more owners
to the web site (like Jeff's weekly picks - I love those!),
players of the week? use the vote section for POTW voting.
Off-Season June 2017
Sending your Game File Always use the upload feature on
this site. It makes it easier for Len to get and also makes it available to
all team owners without clogging our inboxes.
So remember..."Upload". Don't "load up" our email!
Off-Season June 7th
Team Minimums/Usage Enforced
We will be enforcing
team minimums, usage and positional requirements IE: 7 offensive linemen
See below to refresh your memory on this nearly forgotten rule.
off-season here, there are things to remember regarding
your roster. Keep these in mind when making drops,
signing FAs and conducting trades.
Passing, Receiving, Rushing maximum allowed per
Must have least this number at each position.
QB: 2 w/max of 3, may also have 1 on taxi squad.
RB: Minimum of 3
HB/TE: Minimum of 3
WR: Minimum of 4
OL: C = Min of 2 G,T = Min of 3
DT, DE = Min of 3
K, P: 1 (may only carry 1 of each if Dur is 10)
*rules are enforced to ensure realism and to
prevent hording. LBs can be used as ILB or OLB. DBs as S or CB, DL as DE or
DT and so on.
the football geek
Tony Romo bumped
into RGIII earlier in the week. The resulting injury caused both to be laid
up in the hospital for 3 weeks with broken bones.
In other news, Len can
finally stop holding and hoping. It looks like PAFL free agency for Tony,
then off to do play by play with Jim Nantz.
Hey Len, maybe Phil Sims will
un-retire and lead the Paydirt Cowboys to victory.
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