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RFA Primer and Commentary

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6 Restricted Free Agency

Once a player's contract expires, he becomes a Restricted Free Agent. RFA bidding begins Apr 1 and closes on Apr 21. No new bids will be accepted after Apr 21; "bids in process" may continue until a final offer is reached for a player. After the RFA signing period, any players that did not receive bids will remain on the current team's roster at no cost.

6.1 Bidding Process
All RFA bids are made in the league forum and each bid thread title must include the player's name and current owner (example: RFA17 - Tim Brown, WR HB Longhorns, where 17 = current year) and the amount bid should be in the post. Owners may not raise their own high bids or bid on their own players. Once a bid is posted on a player, other interested owners may increase the bid. Owners may drop out of the bidding process for any individual player at any time unless they have the high bid. They may re-enter the process as long as bidding remains active for the player in question.

6.2 Bid Closing / Matching
Bidding will CLOSE on any player who doesn’t receive a bid for 24 consecutive hours. Once the auction is “CLOSED” on a player, the current owner will have 24 hours to match the highest bid and retain that player. If the bid is matched or 24 hours passes without a match then the auction will be marked “FINAL” for that player. The timer will NOT be turned off during weekends. The timer is turned off on Easter. Any bids made the Saturday prior to Easter will not close until the Monday following Easter. Any bids made on Easter will not close until the following Monday at midnight EST."

6.3 Overbidding
Owners who place bids must have enough AFL-Devy Bucks available to cover all outstanding high bids. If an owner overbids their budget at any time, that bid will be removed from the board. The highest bidder at the time of the overbid will be asked by the Commish/Roster Commish if they would like to maintain their previous bid. The overbidding owner can no longer bid for said player. (This exclusion will remain even if overbidding owner makes a trade for more AFL-Devy Bucks). All other bids placed by the offending owner will remain in effect. Anyone overbidding their AFL-Devy Buck balance will incur the following penalty(ies):

1st offense - $3 AFL-Devy Bucks fine. Bid is null and void.
2nd offense - $6 fine-Devy Bucks fine. Bid is null and void.
3rd offense - Owner is locked from remainder of bidding process in current RFA period (except matching). 

 

Rules are summarized above. Bid convention this year should be as follows:

RFA19 - [Full Player Name] [NFL Team] [Position] (Current RFA rights holder) or FT19 - [Full Player Name] [NFL Team] [Position] (Current FT rights holder)

Example: RFA19 - Deion Sanders ATL CB (Footlongs) or FT19 - Warrick Dunn ATL RB (Footlongs)

 

Please avoid spotlighting players, bid or unbid. There's no official rules in the rulebook against it but it's bad form in my opinion.

 

You can see your bidding balance in the link below. I will do my best to update the cash as bids are won or matches are confirmed but each owner is responsible for their own balance regardless of the state of update on MFL.

https://www55.myfantasyleague.com/2019/accounting_report?L=57662

 

Finally, to confirm for both new and old owners, RFA rights can be traded at any time in this league.

 

Franchise Tag rules regarding bidding and matching are below.

 

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Retaining a Franchise Player
Franchise players may be bid on by the league, but to retain ownership the franchising owner only has to pay half the amount of the high bid, or $5 AFL, whichever is greater. Owner does not pay both cost and high bid, just the greater of the two. The full cost, minus initial $5 fee, will be deducted from the teams balance at the time of closing. 

If original owner matches, they are to be retained based on the following schedule, which is simply $10 per contract year:

1 year deal: $10
2 year deal: $20
3 year deal: $30
... and so on

Failing to Retain a Franchise Player
If current owner does not have the cash, or chooses not to match high bid of franchise player, said owner receives HALF the amount of high bid (rounded up), 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. 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. High bid owner could be out up to 3 draft picks if he chooses to trade his 1st round picks, and bid on opposing owner's franchise players.

A) - If you only have your original 1st...... then obviously you forfeit that pick.
B.) - 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.
C.) - 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.

if you originally owned the 1.6.... and now you own the 1.5 & 1.8...... you'd forfeit the 1.5.
if you owned the 1.3.... and now own the 1.1 & 1.6..... then yes, you'd forfeit the 1.1.
if you owned the 1.10..... and now own the 1.1 & 1.12.... then you'd forfeit the 1.12.
a dice roll will determine the pick.... if you own 2 picks exactly in the middle of your original pick. For example if your original pick was 1.9, and you now have picks 1.7 and 1.11, you roll the dice. 3 100 sided dice = maximum roll of 300. If you roll 151 or higher you give up the highest pick of the 2, which is 1.11, if you roll 150 or lower you give up the lowest pick of the 2, which is 1.7.

 

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Please keep commentary confined to this thread.

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Please update account for FT when able and we may want to note the account amounts for years again though I think it will really only affect 1 team.  Thanks. 

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18 minutes ago, Def. said:

Please update account for FT when able and we may want to note the account amounts for years again though I think it will really only affect 1 team.  Thanks. 

 

Done and updated the Franchise Tag thread.

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Nobody wants to start? Everyone awake here?

 

I'm bored at work.

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Well that escalated quickly.  Careful what you ask for I guess.

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2 minutes ago, flemingd said:

Well that escalated quickly.  Careful what you ask for I guess.

 

Erm, anyone interested in rights?

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Peyton Barber's rights available.  Hit me up if interested. 

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Do we pause on the weekends? 

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9 minutes ago, buddahj said:

Do we pause on the weekends? 

 

Nope. 

 

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6.2 Bid Closing / Matching
Bidding will CLOSE on any player who doesn’t receive a bid for 24 consecutive hours. Once the auction is “CLOSED” on a player, the current owner will have 24 hours to match the highest bid and retain that player. If the bid is matched or 24 hours passes without a match then the auction will be marked “FINAL” for that player. The timer will NOT be turned off during weekends. The timer is turned off on Easter. Any bids made the Saturday prior to Easter will not close until the Monday following Easter. Any bids made on Easter will not close until the following Monday at midnight EST."

 

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11 minutes ago, Def. said:

 

Nope. 

 

 

Thanks. Sometimes it's hard to keep the different leagues straight lol. 

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Quick reminder that the timer is turned off on Sunday.

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Do new bid openings end at midnight tonight? Just want to be clear or can they still be opened tomorrow with the clock starting the 22nd?

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3 hours ago, t-bone65 said:

Do new bid openings end at midnight tonight? Just want to be clear or can they still be opened tomorrow with the clock starting the 22nd?

 

I read it like you can open bids on Easter Sunday but there's no timer enforced. 

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52 minutes ago, Tford said:

 

I read it like you can open bids on Easter Sunday but there's no timer enforced. 

But it says no new bids can be opened after the 21st so I wanted to verify since any bids made on Easter Sunday have a midnight time stamp which would be the 22nd.

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33 minutes ago, t-bone65 said:

But it says no new bids can be opened after the 21st so I wanted to verify since any bids made on Easter Sunday have a midnight time stamp which would be the 22nd.

 

Yeah you're right. That's not crystal clear in how it's worded. 

 

I think that it is probably fine to open bids tomorrow with no timer on and I'll clean up the language in the rulebook for next year. 

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Seems clear to me.  No new bids after the 21st means new bids on the 21st are fine.  The timer starts at Midnight the 21 for any such new bid or any bid placed on the 21.

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4 hours ago, t-bone65 said:

Rfa is finally over

 

And I just found out that I can click and hold to edit titles...

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5 minutes ago, Tford said:

 

And I just found out that I can click and hold to edit titles...

 

Haha and here I thought maybe you were ignoring my advice.  Did you just notice my note or did someone else tell you?

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1 minute ago, flemingd said:

 

Haha and here I thought maybe you were ignoring my advice.  Did you just notice my note or did someone else tell you?

 

I would have listened to your advice but honestly I didn't see anything on how to edit titles.

 

I left my mouse on a title and the tooltip that pops out told me. Either way :bag:

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Ah ok, I posted something in the Eric Reid thread when I noted you had edited his auction, I assume in order to change the title.  All good, glad you figured it out.

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With the last auction closed, I have removed all RFA tags. Franchise tags remain.

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