Rookie Draft

13) Rookie Draft 

a) Rookie draft picks will be granted to all teams for the current and following seasons.

b) The draft order is determined by potential points (non playoff teams), regular season finishing position (playoff teams), however the two teams that played in the league Superbowl will always gets the last and 2nd to last draft position. During the inaugural season, the rookie draft will be randomized, and 3RR will be utilized.

The will employ the 3rd Round Reversal (3RR) method in drafting. 3RR method has been adopted in many high-stake leagues and national contest such as Rotobowl. This method utilizes a format similar to the serpentine, but designed to even out the talent pool in larger leagues. The person who drafts 1st in round 1 goes last in rd 2 and 3. After round three it continues to snake down the draft board. Ex: R1 Picks 1-14, R2 Picks 14-1, R3 Picks 14-1, R4 Picks 1-14, R5 Picks 14-1, R6 Picks 1-14 ect…

c) Tiebreaker rules Non Playoff team final standings – For the determination of draft order, all non-playoff teams at year end, will be sorted according to “potential points” which is the total points that would have been scored if a team set the optimal lineup each week.  The lowest total Potential Points (PP), will be awarded the first draft position, and so one, through all of the non-playoff teams.   The above listed tie breakers would be utilized if 2 or more teams finished with equal potential points.

d) The draft is mandatory and the amount of rounds will vary in each league.

e) Roster sizes will be temporarily increased at the start of the draft and reduced 72 hours after the draft is completed.

f) The team owner will demote players selected in the draft to the taxi squad, either during the draft or shortly thereafter, before the commissioner reduces the overall roster size back to meet the roster requirements.

g) 24 hours after the draft is completed, if the owner does not have room on his practice squad or active roster for drafted players, the commissioner will drop the lowest drafted players, including current DTS players to bring rosters back to legal requirements.

Example: 24 hours after the 2014 draft, the commissioner returns the system roster size limits to 20.  A team has 22 players on this active roster because he hasn’t correctly demoted his draft picks.  So if there is a 2010 4th round drafted player & a 2009 4th round drafted player, those two players will be dropped.

h) It is strongly urged that teams do their own demotions and make their own decisions to the commissioner is not required to take this action.

i) If a team owner doesn’t wish to keep a player selected in the draft, he can be dropped at any time, EXCEPT during the draft.

j) The rookie draft will be a slow draft, using the league software, conducted about 3 weeks following the conclusion of the NFL draft, or whenever the players are made available in the league software.  The date will be specified in the league calendar each year and is considered final.  Owners are expected to plan around being available on this date and in the subsequent days/weeks to ensure an expeditious draft.

k) All rookie contracts will be for 4 years.

l) All rookie salaries will be assigned as follows:

Round
Picks
Salary
Contract Years
Round One 1.01 $60 4
Round One 1.02, 1.03 $50 4
Round One 1.04, 1.05, 1.06 $40 4
Round One 1.07, 1.08, 1.09 $35 4
Round One 1.10 to 1.16 $30 4
Round Two 2.01 to 2.08 $25 4
Round Two 2.09 to 2.16 $20 4
Round Three 3.01 to 3.16 $15 4
Round Four 4.01 to 4.16 $10 4
Round Five 5.01 to 5.16 $5 4
Round Six 6.01 to 6.16 $3 4
Round Seven 7.01 to 7.16 $2 4
Round Eight 8.01 to 8.16 $1 4

l) The draft order in subsequent years is determined by potential points (non playoff teams), regular season finishing position (playoff teams), however the two teams that played in the league Superbowl will always gets the last and 2nd to last draft position.