Salary Cap Rules?

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Salary Cap Rules?

Postby #1BucsFan » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:05 pm

So I'm looking to create a salary cap startup league either this year or next, but I'm not sure about the rules for salary caps specifically. I know I want to make it an auction league with a rule something like increasing the amount you paid for the player each year if you choose to keep him. Does anyone have a sample constitution I could look over? I was thinking of having the option to keep any player with no max, but a 5% increase every year for example. What are other standard or common salary cap rules?
A League of Ice and Fire (Half-PPR, SF, IDP, 12 Teams)
IDP scoring = T (1.5), A (0.75) S/FF/FR (4), TFL (2), PD (1.5), INT (6), SAFETY (10), BLOCK (6), 1 POINT PER 25 RETURN YARDS

QB: Mahomes, Luck, Stafford
RB: Carson, Bell, Lamar Miller, Dion Lewis, Ito Smith, David Johnson, Sony Michel, Brian Hill
WR: Keenan Allen, Cooks, Allen Robinson, Corey Davis, Hakeem Butler, Albert Wilson, Kenny Stills, John Brown, Taylor Gabriel, Keesean Johnson, Alex Erickson
TE: Waller, Jonnu Smith, Ryan Griffin, Darren Fells
DL: Joey Bosa, Danielle Hunter,Barnett, Ngakoue
LB: Kwon, Jordan Hicks, Zach Cunningham, Neville Hewitt
DB: Keanu Neal, Budda Baker, Amos
Taxi: Travis Homer, DaMarkus Lodge, Caleb Wilson, David Sills
Picks 2020: 4.4, 5.4, 5.5
Picks 2021: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th , 5th

Campus to Canton

QB: Watson, Cousins, Bortlers, RG3, Mariota
RB: Michel, Damien Williams,
WR: Adams, Golladay, Corey Davis, Robinson,
TE: Kittle,

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby honcho55 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:14 pm

I just created a league like this. The price increase is the greater of 10% or $10 (1,000 budget), it feels about right. Flat 5% seems a little light, but that would just promote a more long term/dynasty outlook, which is fine too. In my league several of the high ranked rookies went for super cheap or went undrafted. With only a 5% increase rookies would have insane value potential.

Interested to see what other comments are so kinda bumping this
my main league, half PPR, all TDs 6, -3 for INT
14 team
start 1QB, 1RB, 2WR, 1TE, 2WRT. *adding SF 2021

QB: Wilson, Watson, Herbert
RB: S Barkley, J Taylor, JK Dobbins, T Coleman, G Bernard, R Anderson
WR: J Smith-Schuster, DJ Moore, AJ Brown, A Cooper, C Kirk, A Miller, K Coutee, S Sims
TE. T Kelce, I Thomas, M Gesicki, W Dissly

2021: 1, 2, 2
2022: 1, 1, 1, 3, 3
2023: 1, 1, 3, 4, 5

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby VolfanJB » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:24 pm

I do a league like this. It is an auction (only way to go IMO) with a $250 cap. Teams may keep up to 2 players from the previous years roster for a $10 increase per player kept. Any player picked up during the season has a default salary of $1, meaning they can be kept the following year for $11.

Example: I paid $61 for Alvin Kamara last season. He came out early in the auction and I got him cheaper than I should have. This year, I figured he would go for around $80-$90, so I opted to keep him for $71. I didn't really have any other viable options so that made it a pretty easy decision to keep him.
12 Team Salary Cap Dynasty League / Non PPR / 1QB
QB: K Cousins, J Brissett, A Luck, D Lock
RB: A Kamara, N Chubb, K Drake, D Lewis, G Edwards, D Ogunbowale, I Crowell
WR: M Thomas, M Evans, AJ Green, C Samuel, Debo Samuel, P Campbell, JJAW, T McLaurin
TE: A Hooper ,M Gesicki, Gronk (just in case)
K: Crosby, Maher
D/ST: Cheifs

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby ThunderTung » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:18 am

this is a little late so ignore this if you've decided on a structure. but basically what we do is.

determine prices for position ranking using a formula(dont have off the top of my head)

and then use a 3 year avg for scoring to determine player rankings.

If you want more info Pm me, guy that used to roam this forums taught me and it's by far the most thought out way to conduct salary cap.
12 man IDP 0.5 ppr
Picks(2021):1st, 2 2nds, 3rd, 2 4ths
QB(1): Mayfield
RB(2): Sanders/Gordon
WR(2): Edelman/Lamb
TE(1): Goedert
FLEX(2): Harris/Kirk
K: Jake Elliot
DL(2): Yannick/Allen
LB(2): Murray/Milano
DB(2) Shawn Williams/Mathieu
FLEX: Jordan Hicks

QB: Foles/Hurts
RB: Barber/Mattison/JJ Taylor/Burkhead/Ollison
WR: S. Miller/Sims/Campbell/Robinson/ KJ Hill
TE: Witten/Gronk/Sternberger/Asiasi/Keene
DL: Linval/Vea
LB: Chubb/Barrett/Whitehead/Bentley/Vigil/Uche/Jones
DB: Gilmore/McCourty/Ward

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby Ryantacular » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:02 pm

16 Team 7 Keeper Dynasty, non ppr - 1QB 1 RB 1 WR 1 TE 3 Flex; 1 DL/DB/LB bonus points for touchdowns. ... =07&F=0009

10 Team Dynasty, 12 Keepers, .5 PPR - 1 QB,1 RB,1 WR,1T E,3 Flex; Full IDP (2 DT/2 DE/3 LB/4 DB), .5 ppr. bonus points for TDs/Big Plays. ... =0001&O=07

16 Team Salary Cap/Contract Full Dynasty, 53 man Rosters, 1.0 PPR 1QB, Full IDP ... =0001&O=07

Masters League 1 ... 37337&O=07

Masters League 2 ... 76354&O=07

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby Hollywood » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:17 pm

A key rule that we have learned make a huge difference is to increase the salary cap after the first week of the season.

What i mean by this is we have a $1,000 salary cap, auction league so going into week 1 almost everyone has their salary cap maxed out.

Now lets say someone has Marlon Mack for $120 and you got lucky and got McLaurin at $7. If you want to trade McLaurin for Mack.
In most leagues you can't because that would put you over the $1,000.

So what we do is, after the first week our cap bumps up to $1,300. This has two benefits.

1. It enables trades as outlined above
2. If a waiver wire player breaks out one week it makes it where there are actually some competitive bids on him rather than just who ever happened to not max their cap out in the auction.

After the season we the lower it back to $1,000 and everyone has to be below $1,000 before week 1.

We have been doing this for about 17 years so we have some a pretty good outline - slotted rookie salaries, fa contracts vs rookie contracts , etc.

PM if you need more details.

Auction league with contracts is the way to go!
Team 1:
QB: Patrick Mahommes, Kirk Cousins
RB: Squan Barkley, Aaron Jones, Josh Jacobs, Mostert, McKinnon, Malcolm Brown
WR: Michale Thomas, Hopkins, Theilen, DK Metcalf, Devante Parker
TE: Kittle

Team 2:
QB: Russell Wilson, Ryan Tannehill
RB: Miles, Sanders, David Johnson, Mostert, McKinnon
WR: Robert Woods, Alen Robinson, DJ Moore, Thielen, Perriman, Golden Tate
TE: Mark Andrews

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby Wigwam7 » Mon May 04, 2020 7:38 pm

I've been doing Auctions since the early 90s. (I'M an AUCTIONS ONLY GUY) I have no clue why people do draft pick drafts??? :wall: :crazy:
Best Format:
1. All draft acquisitions are a 3 yr. contracts
2. Option year is Year 3 (pre-season) you can opt to extend contracts at a given $ rate per each year extended.
3. There is NO MAX on the amount of years the owner can extend the player. Number of years will be naturally buffeted by price point (aka salary increase) like real NFL contracts.
4. Inflation % rate does not exist.
5. I provide custom auction values (IDP included) if you need them.
6. Email me if you have more questions


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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby Wigwam7 » Mon May 04, 2020 7:42 pm

I also have 2 leagues with openings this year 2020
1. money league - year 1
2. free on Yahoo - expansion team
both are 14-team, 30-man dynasty roster, PPR, PPC, IDP, 2QB, Auction draft with IDP
drafts will be mid to late august

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Re: Salary Cap Rules?

Postby TheBelgian » Mon May 04, 2020 9:26 pm

Wigwam7 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 7:42 pm
I also have 2 leagues with openings this year 2020
1. money league - year 1
2. free on Yahoo - expansion team
both are 14-team, 30-man dynasty roster, PPR, PPC, IDP, 2QB, Auction draft with IDP
drafts will be mid to late august
Interested! I currently play in 2 dynasty salary cap leagues. One is a 16 team and the other is a 32 team. Love the idea of a salary cap expansion.

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