Personally, I like the way I put it much better, as I think compensation gives the current owner options. take the money or match the player. And I love options.
This is a tag used in another league, just for good reading. Not trying to rework things here, but I would like to see more compromise from owners and we try and get everyones opinions, and ideas involved in some way. Fusion since day one has always been its my way, or Im taking my ball and going home. To me, fantasy football is suppose to be fun. Its suppose to be within the spirit of the rules, even if a clear loophole exists, and we should respect each others ideas more, as I thought I had the perfect Tag below, but CNs idea of tiered cost per position is a great idea IMO. Never have been a voice of reason, so I wont say that, but Ive really tried to come along to others ideas, to make this league more active, fun, competitive like it was day 1. Not saying its bad now by any means, but I think most think it was better the first couple of years, and this is not a reflection of the new owners either. Its some of us grumpy year 1ers
Franchise Tags [Restricted free agency cont']
13.14 - Each yr an owner may designate 1 player to be his franchise player whose contract expires, before April 1 RFA.
13.15 - Cost to designate a franchise player is 10 DBs each yr (see 13.16)
13.16 - franchise player may be bid on by the league, but said owner only has to pay half the amount of the high bid or 10 DBs (see 13.15) whichever is greater. Owner does not pay both cost (13.15) and high bid, just the greater of the 2.
13.17 - If current owner does not have the cash, or chooses not to match high bid of franchise player, said owner receives amount of high bid, plus high bids 1st round pick in the upcoming rookie draft. If high bid owner does not have a 1st round pick in upcoming rookie draft, said owner pays his highest pick in that draft plus 1st round pick in the next draft. [rule 10.14 applies here] If said owner does not have a 1st round pick in 2nd upcoming draft, he pays his highest pick in that draft as well and his 1st round pick in the 3rd upcoming draft. [rule 10.15 applies here] High bid owner could be out up to 3 draft picks if he chooses to trade his 1st round picks, and bid on opposing owners franchise players.
13.18 - 1.) - If you only have your original 1st...... then obviously you forfeit that pick.
2.) - If you have multiple 1st. Rd. picks and one of them is your original...... then you forfeit your original 1st. .... regardless of what the other pick is.
3.) - If you own multiple picks and none of them are your original then you forfeit the pick that is closest to your original pick in the order.... regardless of direction.
Some Franchise tag loopholes addressed, and to clarify the intention of the rule.
The tag is used to protect one player per owner per yr. The Franchise player is for the month of RFA only. Basically it is to allow you to protect 1 player during the month of RFA, or get some sort of compensation for that player if you dont have enough cash to match, or choose to take the pick and cash over the player you franchised. Once RFA is over, the FP is just another player on your roster, and you get to use the tag again the next yr on someone. So in the spirit of the rules, if you franchise a player, you cant trade him to another team during RFA, unless you get their FP back in the deal or to a team who doesnt have a FP assigned, and even then you can not use the tag again, because its past the FP announcement deadline.
The cost of the franchise tag is $10. That $10 is the current high bid on the franchise player for bidding purposes. the current owner only has to match half the bid amount, so the first available bid if you want to go after someones franchise player is $22. Which ups the current owners bid by 1, from 10 to 11 because he only has to match half. All Bids on FP must be in even numbers, as again the current owner only has to match half the bid.
Once franchise players are announced, there is no going back and changing them. So wait as long as you want up until the deadline to announce your franchise player. You are not allowed to franchise a player, then remove it off of any player before or after RFA begins. So its best to wait until you are absolutely sure who it is you want ot franchise. This is for many reasons, first if no one bids on your franchise player, you dont get to keep him, then use the tag again. Second the franchise tag is suppose to be a deterent on one of your players every yr, but owners can still bid and take them from you if they have twice as much cash to bid than you, or you choose to let the player walk for the picks and cash.
Edited by Dallas Sooner, 03 March 2010 - 05:11 PM.