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
* 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
Note: Taxi Squad designation will not be available for
Teams must be at the 54/52 player limit, usage limits and
salary cap by the end of the Drops deadline. Drops are
allowed during a trade to make a team roster legal. 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
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
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
Kicking: Minimum of 2 overall with below position
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.
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
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 season.
Trading is allowed in the PASFL with the following
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
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 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
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, you may not draft
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.
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
C) Both teams are responsible for contacting, scheduling,
and playing their game with their opponent each week by
D) To prove you have made an attempt to schedule your game
you should use the "Game scheduling forum" or cc the
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
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
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 using the
same formula the NFL used when it had 28 teams. 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
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 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
For Year one draft
Each team will protect 10 players from their NFL roster.
We will then draft 20 rounds with the team with the least
amount of salary from the initial 1-0 players drafting
first and the team with the highest initial salary6
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 30 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 40
players and a new file will be sent out.
A few days later, we will do the final 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
The week one file will be sent out to begin the season.
An example draft list: Attached as an excel sheet