UPDATE - TFP ULTIMATES
I obviously got the market wrong and there just are not that many people who fritter money away like myself and feel the £200 entry fee was dissuading more potential players than it was attracting. For this reason I am cutting the fee by half to £100 - however this means there will no longer be weekly prizes throughout the season - just end of season ones. Basically this league will be almost like my ‘TFP Originals’ league now with the only major differences being this league includes IDP’s, is a PPR league and in future years will allow keepers (max of 2 - under the set protocol rules - per returning GM’s).
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS VENTURE OF MINE - YOU WON’T REGRET IT IF YOU LOVE FANTASY NFL!
I thought it would be good to have a stand alone thread for my new live offline drafting big stakes money league which I have now set up on NFL.com and named TFP ULTIMATES in honour of it being the most in-depth and long term money league I have ever set up - with future keepers (x2) with an entry fee of £100 per team.
On the original thread I posted what prizes would be but that was assuming I filled the league with 16 GM’s - as currently the league is not full prizes will be altered and adjusted based on the final numbers I get but this will be done in consultation with all who sign up and take part in this league. I can assure you now - no matter how few GM’s there is this will be going ahead as the draft kit with IDP add on pack has arrived from the USA (thanks Drew) and the venue (Toby Carvery - Redhill) is aware of this event going ahead on it’s premises so have no fear about it going ahead as it is 100%.
The live offline draft date is Saturday 29th August 2015
Maximum of 16 teams - but will run with less regardless.
Format of this custom league will PPR, IDP, WAB,
PPR = Points Per Reception
IDP = Individual Defensive Players
WAB = Waiver Acquisition Budget
This is the leagues inaugural year so draft position and Division make ups will all be blindly drawn on the draft day prior to the live draft commencing using an envelope system.
Draft Pick Trading - A trading of draft spots will be allowed between GM’s only for the current draft (not future years). It will have to be approved by a majority of the GM’s present - this may involve me putting it to the floor and havinga show of hands. The reason for this is it has been pointed out to me to allow draft pick trading in season could open up the door to someone swapping all nest years picks with no intention of coming back to try and win now and that would ruin the league and never then be able to get new GM’s to come in and take a team that’s traded all it’s spots away. So have made the draft pick trading just be prior and during the live draft to allow deals.
The following years draft positions will also be based on where you finish this year - further info will be posted when I know how big the league is year 1.
Also for future years *2 Keepers (*maximum of one Offensive and one Defensive player if keeping 2 players) will be selectable before the following years live draft from your previous years finishing team.
Entry fee per season will be £100 and league is run on NFL.com (results entered manually post live draft by me).
-*£300 set aside for draft kit, winners ring or trophy (winners prerogative) plus a carvery for McBear (helps with draft). *This will be adjusted down should the league not fill to the maximum of 16 Teams.
PRIZES (based on getting 16 teams in the league)
Super Bowl Winner - £600
Runner Up (S/B looser) - £300
Third Place - £200
Fourth Place - £100
Highest One Off Weekly Scorer (including post season matches) - £100
*Also any remaining funds from the £300 put aside to cover the draft kit and winners ring/trophy costs etc., will be saved towards buying a huge trophy down the line that all winners will have their details engraved on (sort of like the tall one in the TV series ‘The League’ for any of you that have seen that). When we have enough to get this it will be awarded to the winner annually and for them to look after until the next draft.
Inaugural Season Rules: (based on 16 teams and adjusted accordingly should there be less teams)
We will have 4 divisions of 4 teams - these will be drawn on the draft day itself prior to the live draft using envelopes.
Draft positions will also be drawn randomly on the day itself using envelopes.
In future seasons the Divisions will remain the same and draft spots will be decided by the previous years finishing positions using this formula -
For those teams that make the playoffs proper (teams finishing 1st-8th) draft order will be a reverse of the previous years finishing positions as decided by NFL.com - so the previous years champion will draft last in round 1 (16th) and the team finishing 8th (9th). [*excluding draft pick trading]
However if you’re not in the running for the title (i.e. in the playoffs proper), you are now playing for a higher draft position the following year - the way this works is the draft order for the non-playoff teams (9th - 16th) is inverted - to reward post season wins, however pointless they may seem at the time. The 8 proper playoff teams will still keep their draft positions (16th - 9th).
However the rest will go like this…
The team finishing 9th (i.e. best of the non-qualifiers) would have pick #1
The team finishing 10th (2nd best non-qualifier) would have pick #2
And so on, down to the team finishing 16th (worst non-qualifier) would have pick #8
I think this will be good for the league as you can’t just tank for a better draft spot the following year and also means if you sell all your best players for future higher round draft picks it will hurt you here in the post season games as these games are not totally dead rubber games anymore using this system and ultimately decide what spot you draft in the following season.
It will be a snake draft so whomever drafts last in round 1 will be first to draft in Round 2 and so on.
Waiver Acquisition Budget (WAB) - Each team is allotted a seasonal budget. This seasonal budget is the amount of points that each team has at their disposal to bid on available players. The team with the highest bid wins that player and is charged the amount of WAB points that they bid to obtain the player. If you bid on a player, but lose to a higher bid, you do not forfeit the amount of points that you bid. All of the WAB points that you bid will be returned to your seasonal budget. In the event of a tie, the team with higher waiver priority will win the bid. For more information, visit Waiver Acquisition Budget (WAB): Waiver Acquisition Budget
Keepers (from year II onwards)
Each team will be allowed to keep up to a maximum of 2 players however only one from each side of the ball (Offense/Defence). So in effect if keeping 2 players one has to be an IDP. You do not have to keep any players if you so wish, each team GM has the choice each year - 0, 1 or 2 players.
Keepers will cost you the draft position they were drafted in the previous season (regardless of who drafted them). Only exception to this is when the same owner keeps the same player in consecutive seasons - then the player shifts up 1 round per year - unless he’s a first round pick - for obvious reasons. Any player kept that was undrafted the previous year will count as a last round selection.
Lastly as Divisions will not change once they are set the first year as a bonus in future years each division can be renamed by the previous seasons Division winner.
Entry fees are to be paid in full by August 1st - or when joining if after this date anyone who has not paid by this date can be replaced by someone who is willing to pay right away.
I would like fees to be paid by PayPal please - though if you don’t have PayPal then cash or cheque (for the full amount) is fine.
Starting Roster Positions & Roster Limits
•Wide Receiver / Running Back/ Tight End:
View full custom league settings here: TFP ULTIMATES league settings
NAME / TFP Username (if member / when known) (area coming from) All info in bold when entry fee paid
1. SEAN CONNORS / Outsiders68 (Daventry, Northamptonshire)
2. JAMES TAYLOR / jrt55555 (Bristol)
3. DREW JOHNSTONE / scrumhalf (Florida, USA)
4. NATHAN WILLARD / USA_Wannabe (Southampton, Hampshire)
5. NEIL MALLON / ScoringSkins (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
16. NOEL SYMONDS / bluelionman - (Merstham, Surrey)