Good news, children! Behold the trophy for the HFFL!
Because in winning the HFFL, you are clearly who we thought you were
P.S. You guys top hijacking this thread. This is the HFFL Thread
The thread title should be changed to reflect that. It's a totally generic title, which is why there's like 3 different leagues being talked about in here. I don't even know who's in our league anymore.
Oh, and by the way, here are the rules.
Draft will be completely open with a random draft picked by Yahoo.
16 players per team. Perform as well as you can. Players who finish 1-4 in the league (these are playoff teams) will pick 12-9 respectively the following year. Players who finish 5th-12th will pick 1-6th respectively. This way there is incentive to keep playing because it will affect your draft pick. So yeah, NO TANKING.
After the first year you are allowed to keep up to 6 players but none drafted in rounds 1-4. Any players drafted in those rounds are auto-free agents at the end of the season. In order to keep a player you must give up a draft pick two rounds ahead of where you drafted him previously. If you decide to keep an undrafted player you will give up your 14th round pick the following year.
Example 1 : You draft Thomas Jones RB Arizona in round 9 in 2001. He becomes the starter and you decide he's one of your keepers. In 2002, you must give up your 7th round draft pick (he becomes effectively your 7th round pick) to keep him. In 2003, he becomes your 5th round choice and after that you can't keep him again because you've owned him for 3 years.
Example 2 : You draft S. Morris, WR KCC in round 5 in 2001. You decide to keep him. In 2002, he becomes your 3rd round draft pick (you give up a 3rd rounder). In 2003, because his draft status was round 3 in the previous year, he is no longer eligible for keeper status and is returned to the draft pool.
Keeper status stays with a player when he is traded (easy enough to keep track of based on previous drafts). You may not keep a player more than 2 times (so he may only be on your team for 3 consecutive years). If for any reason you have 2 players whose draft status would put them in the same round, you will have to give up the pick in front of whatever pick they occupy.
For example, let's say you draft a player in the 5th round and trade for a player also drafted in the 5th. You decide to keep them both, which would give up your 3rd and 2nd round picks.
At the beginning of each new year, the draft order is determined by the standings of last year (already covered). These drafts will be done on Yahoo, The draft pool will consist of non-kept players and all rookies. Picks may be traded during the regular season, but not before the Year 1 draft, because it's Year 1. What's the point of trading picks before a Year 1 draft? None. Off season trading is allowed via posting in a thread/forum we will have made for this league. (This one). Also, PM me in case I miss it, thanks!
The rule as far as IR players is that players who close the year on IR can only be kept at their original draft value. Players who can be kept at 14th round value include undrafted players who are picked up, players drafted in the 16th round (or rounds after if you have more than one player for a round value), and players who are drafted, dropped, picked up and PLAY after they are picked up. If you pick up a player who is never able to play while on your roster, and he has an original draft value, that is his value.
All rules are subject to debate and change based on player preferences.