Paydirt Action Summer Football League (PASFL)

 

League Rules

The Paydirt "Action" Summer Football League (PASFL) is a computer football league that uses Action! PC Football (APCFB) by DKS to play all of its games. Teams will play home games in the current home stadium with each stadium having a 3 pt home field advantage. No home field advantage will be awarded for the Super Bowl

 

Rosters/ Salary Cap

You may have no less and no more than 52 active players at the beginning of the season prior to injuries. In addition to that, you may designate 2 taxi/practice squad players who will not be eligible to play during the season and will not count toward your salary. If you have a player or players designated on the taxi/practice squad then your team could expand to 54. The current salary cap is 121,000,000

* Taxi Squad - Each team may have up to two players on an inactive taxi squad. To be eligible, the player must have played in 5 or less regular season NFL games. Once a player is named to the taxi squad, he cannot be used the entire season, nor traded. Their salary becomes zero and marked inactive.

Note:Taxi Squad designation will not be available for Season 1.

 

Legal Roster

Teams must be at the 54/52 player limit, usage limits and salary cap by the end of the Drops deadline and a team may not conduct any trade until the team is at or below the salary cap. Drops are allowed during a trade to make this possible as well. Teams must also be at the cap/54/52 limit before the FA/Rookie draft takes place in order to participate in the draft.Teams must also have available cap space to fill out their roster with at least 350K players during the FA/Rookie Draft and Legal Roster drop/add process.

NOTE: It is possible for a team to fulfill the above mandates and still not be in compliance. That team must be in complete compliance prior to the start of the regular season or the league will intervene and amend. For example, a team might have 52 active players on their roster, be below the salary cap, and be within use limitations but might not have fulfilled all the minimum positional mandates such the league requirement of 8 Dbs, 4 corner-backs, and 3 safeties. Each team must meet league mandates before the start of the regular season.

 

OFFENSE: Minimum/Maximum Limits

Players rated at multiple positions as in G/T ILB/OLB ETC. count toward all positions for which they are rated.

Quarterbacks 2 minimum - No more than 2 QBís with more than 300 pass attempts with a minimum of 400 combined pass attempts per team. No team may have more than 3 QBís on their roster.

Running Backs 3 minimum - No more than 2 RBís with more than 200 rush attempts with a minimum of 300 combined rush attempts per team.

RB/HB/TE/WR 6 minimum (HB/TE/WR) - No more than 3 RB/HB/TE/WR with more than 80 pass receptions with a minimum of 300 combined pass receptions.

Offensive Line Minimum of 8 overall with below position minimums within line... Centers: 2, Guards, Tackles: 3 each

 

DEFENSE/Special Teams Minimum players at position

DT, DE: 3 each

Linebackers: ILB: 2 OLB: 4

DBs (minimum of 8 DBs total in any combo with at least CB:4 S:3)

Kicking: Minimum of 2 overall with below position minimums

K: 1 (maximum 2*) - P: 1 (maximum 2*)

* No team can have 2 kickers or 2 punters on their roster with a durability rating of 10.

 

Uncarded Players

Must be inactive for the entire season. May not have more than 2 taxi/training camp players. An uncarded player is designated and treated as a taxi player and all taxi player rules apply.

This rule will not apply to Season1 .

 

Using the League Email group

pasfl@groups.io Avoid using the group for personal emails such as working out a trade detail with another team. You may use it to announce players up for trade.

 

SIGNING A FA DURING THE SEASON

FAs may be signed during the season if injuries or trades leave you unable to properly field the needed players for a game at a specific position. If that is the case you may claim a FA player from the FA pool. If the FA addition takes you over the 54/52 roster or salary cap limit you must drop a player to stay legal. This dropped player will not be returned to your roster.Any free agent signed after the week one file is released will be labeled as a ďFree Agent Signed In-SeasonĒ and will have an FAI designation on the league file. All FAI designated players MUST be returned to the free agent pool at the conclusion of the regular season, therefore, no FAI players will be eligible for the post-season.

 

TRADING

Trading is allowed in the PASFL with the following restrictions.

A) The trade deadline is Week # 4. This means the time period up and until all week 4 games are played but before the week 5 file is issued during the regular season. No trades may be made after the Week # 5 file has been sent out.

B) No draft picks beyond the next draft may be traded. You may begin trading the following years draft's picks when the current year's draft has officially concluded.

C) Any proposed trade can be rejected by the commissioner if he feels the trade was not done in good faith. Any player traded by a team may not be re-acquired until a full season has passed. Teams can submit an explanation as to why they feel a rejected trade makes sense. A decision to reject may be reversed if the commissioner feels the explanation reveals a valid reason for reversal.

D) All trades must be finalized in the "Finalized trade forum" so we can keep track of all trade info. One team involved in the trade must post in that forum with the exact details of the trade. The other team must confirm the trade in that trade's forum post. No trade will take effect until both parties have agreed. Do not send your trades via the league group email.

If the trade takes you below 54/52 or league position minimums, you may sign one from the FA list however, this added FA will also have the FAI designation, must keep the team below the salary cap, and he will be cut at the end of the regular season.

 

POST SEASON

A) The 3 division winners, plus the 3 non division winners with the best records (the Wild Cards) in each conference will qualify for the playoffs. Teams will be seeded 1-6 and will be bracketed using the method that the NFL currently uses. The higher seeded team for each playoff game will be at home and will get the HFA except for the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl will be played at a neutral site and the HFA will be turned off.

B) All stats will be carried over into the post season. Instead of getting a clean "fatigue" slate for the playoffs, a 10% increase in season fatigue would be added for each additional round of the playoffs. Playoff games will be added on to the schedule instead of using the playoff brackets.

 

ANNUAL ROOKIE/FA DRAFT

The rookie/FA draft will vary in length depending on how many players each team protected. The available players will be any available from the APCFB game.

The maximum amount of players each team may protect before the draft begins will be 30 players, however, each team may protect fewer than 30.

If a player is not included in the game for this season, you may not draft him.

Once the draft begins, all trading (including draft picks) is frozen. The trade deadline usually takes place a few days before the draft so preparations can be made.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE/PROCEDURE

A) The PASFL week starts on Tuesday and ends the following Tuesday at 11 PM ET.

B) The home team is designated the "host" and has the "right" to host the game. If for some reason the home team does want not to, or cannot host the game, the visiting team may host. The team that ends up hosting the game is responsible for sending the commissioner the game file on time.

C) Both teams are responsible for contacting, scheduling, and playing their game with their opponent each week by the deadline.

D) To prove you have made an attempt to schedule your game you should use the "Game scheduling forum" or cc the commissioner.

E) This is a head-to-head league but there are circumstances when guys will be unable to play their game a particular week. Please let your opponent know ASAP if you will not be able to play them head-to-head in a particular week. (Failure to do so more than twice per season is reason for dismissal).

F) A substitute coach may be used if you are unable to coach your game a particular week. If you plan on using a substitute coach please clear it with your opponent and commissioner beforehand. Only other members of the PASFL may be used as substitute coaches. Please use this rule sparingly.

G) While an occasional occurrence of "not being able to play" will be accepted, absentee ownership will not.

Any team that makes a "practice" of not playing their games head to head will be subject to removal from the league by the commissioner. No owner will be removed from the league for this reason without a written warning first. Emergencies come up and certain situations arise that are beyond our control. That's not what this is referring to.

 

SCHEDULE

All PASFL teams will play a 16 game (8 at home & 8 on the road) regular season schedule. Teams will play all other teams in their own division twice (once at home and once on the road). The schedule will be determined by the commissioner but will try to use a schedule similar to an NFL schedule format. The PASFL is a Summer league playing from June until October.

 

GAME PLAYING PROCEDURES

A) Each team must play at least 12 games in a year Head to head AND meet the requirements of contacting fellow owners for games or they will be removed from the league.

B) The accepted way of scheduling your game each week is via the league's Game Scheduling Forum. This way the Commissioner can clearly see who is properly scheduling their games or not in case of dispute. He can also foresee a problem before it becomes an issue and has to issue a simmed game. The home team is responsible for posting first and must post by no later than Thursday at 6PM ET of each week giving a variety of times when you can play the games, although you can and are encouraged to post sooner. Each visiting team must reply to the home team's forum post and either choose one of those times or announce he cannot meet any of those times and make new suggestions by Friday. All Games must be completed and reported to the Commissioner before Tuesday at 11PM ET. (Exception to the forum scheduling is if you cannot gain access to the forums for some reason. In that case, you must privately email your opponent with a CC to the Commissioner).

C) Please DO NOT use the league group email to schedule games or chat with another owner. Keep those e-mails private.

 

Rules Violations

In cases where a transaction is caught in time to reverse, the transaction that caused the infraction is reversed and offending player loses his "latest" round pick in the upcoming draft. *(if your latest pick has been traded, the next to latest will be forfeited). If reversing the deal harms the unoffending party because of other trades conducted based on this one, the carded player is suspended for the season and counts toward the team's salary cap and 54/52 limits and loss of latest draft* pick in upcoming rookie draft.The suspended player is also frozen on the roster and may not be traded or released until after the season is completed.

 

SALARY CAP INFRACTIONS

If a team is over the salary cap due to a trade the team must make drops as part of a trade.†† The team must also remain in the 54/52 limit and all other roster limits. FAs can be signed after a trade if trade places them under the 54/52 limit. All FA signings will have the FAI designation and will be dropped at the end of the regular season.

The responsibility for making a legal trade is on the shoulders of the team owner.

Any rule that is not 100% clear may be amended by the Commissioner to better reflect the intent of the rule.

The Commissioner may add a new rule at anytime if the rule is truly needed but will only happen occasionally.

New rules suggested by team owners can be written and emailed to the commissioner for consideration.

There is NOT a Rules Committee. If you do not like the rules, this league may not be for you. However, the commissioner will try to make owners happy and listen to suggestions.

 

For Year one draft

Each team will protect 12 players from their NFL roster. Two of those 12 protected must be a Special team player (K, P, ST, LS, PR, or KR)

We will then draft 20 rounds with the team with the least amount of salary from the initial 12 players drafting first and the team with the highest initial salary drafting last.If there is a tie, the team with the highest salaried player will draft 2nd.The draft will be done by email with one round per day.

After everyone is at 32 players we will draft the next 10 players using a draft list similar to this example.Everyone will send in their list and the commissioner will do the draft in one day.

After those 10 rounds are completed, we will be at 42 players and a new file will be sent out.

A few days later, we will do the final 10-12 picks using another draft list sent in with the new picks.

After the draft is concluded, there will be a few weeks for trades and for drop add/s to make your roster legal.

We will send out another file for everyone to double check their rosters.

The week one file will be sent out to begin the season.