Timeline

Timeline of Important Dates

Where possible all above dates will be specified in the league calendar, which is considered final. These dates will vary slightly from season to season.

January 1st:

  • Offseason begins
  • Managers should notify league of intent to return
  • League winnings allocated
  • New season’s Leaguesafe account setup
  • League Fees collected and due by March 1st
  • League will go on a Softcap from January 1st through May 31st
  • New Owners sought for Orphan teams

February 1st – 28th:

  • Contract Negotiations (Teams may extend players not in final year of their contract)
  • Owners may drop players on expiring contracts that they do not wish to retain
  • League will be migrated to the new My Fantasy League site for upcoming season. (Date depends on MFL’s Release)
  • Commish will enter Extensions

March 1st:

  • New fantasy season/year begins.
  • Player contracts are adjusted by -1 year. 0 year contracts at that point are dropped with those players becoming unrestricted free agents.
  • Salaries increase by 20%, which is done automatically via the system as well as all other required salary adjustments are completed at this time.
  • Deadline for teams to pay the following year’s dues. (Failure to pay by this date will result in having your franchise being placed on the orphan list.
  • Ineligible DTS & IR players are moved back to their team’s active roster or waived.
  • Owners may begin announcing all Franchise Players and Transition Players.
  • All Holdout players must be signed or placed on the DTS
  • NFL releases new Salary Cap Limit – League adjust to new salary cap limit.

March 20th (Generally will be the 3rd Friday of March:

  • Deadline for owners to declare all Franchise Players and Transition Players.

March 21st – March 31st:

  • Open bidding on Franchise players begins and ends.

April 1st – 7th:

  • Franchise owners must declare their intention to match or accept franchise compensation
  • Contract Lengths announced (April 14th Deadline)

April:

  • NFL Draft

May 1st:

  • Rookie Draft
  • Amnesties may be used

May 15nd (Two weeks after NFL Draft):

  • Rookie Draft
  • Amnesties may be used

May 25th:

  • Deadline to use Amnesties.
  • Unused Amnesties must be used in July

May 26 – 31st:

  • Commish will adjust salaries to reflect Amnesties.

May 31st:

  • Teams must be in cap compliance (Hard Cap). Commish will enforce.

June 1st – 30st:

  • Unsecured Transition Bidding Tier 1.
  • Tier 1 Owner’s Decision
  • Unsecured Transition Bidding Tier 2.
  • Tier 2 Owner’s Decision
  • Unsecured Transition Bidding Tier 3.
  • Tier 3 Owner’s Decision

July 1st – August 1st:

  • Contract Negotiations (Teams may extend players)
  • Amnesties
  • Final Season Contact Extensions Closed.
  • Deadline for Tagged Players contract lengths.

Aug 15th – Sept 4th:

  • Unrestricted Free Agent Pool opens for bidding via league auction.
  • Free agent contract designation.

Aug 31st

  • Dynasty Taxi Squad is Closed.

Commencement of NFL Week 1 games:

  • Season Begins
  • Waivers

Commencement of NFL Week 11 games:

  • Trading deadline

Commencement of NFL Week 13 games:  

  • Playoffs Begin.
  • Toilet Bowl Begins

NFL Week 16:

  • MDL Super bowl
  • MDL Toilet Bowl
  • Free Agent Waivers end

After NFL Week 16:

  • Current fantasy season ends.
  • Trading recommences
  • Holdout players are announced.
  • Franchise/Transition Tags allocation
  • Hardcap ends. League goes into a Softcap through May 31st.

Fantasy League Off-Season:

  • After NFL Week 16 to March 1st.

Where possible all above dates will be specified in the league calendar, which is considered final. These dates will vary slightly from season to season.

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