[updated January, 2013]
- Will be held after the last warm-up game and
before the NFL openers.
- Will consist of 19 rounds held in "switchback"
format (17 if 11-12 teams).
- Drafting order will be determined by drawing
a drafting position out of a hat, previous year’s big loser through big winner. Drawer has option of keeping the position
or redrawing once.
- Each team must draft 3 quarterbacks, 6 running
backs, 6 receivers/tight ends, 2 kickers, 2 defense/special teams. If 11-12 teams, we go to 5 running backs, 5 receivers. Note that tight ends are treated as receivers, not a separate position. This
total number of players for a team is defined as the “ROSTER”.
- Each team will provide $150
security deposit a portion of which will cover software costs. Until a team pays its $150 entry
fee, it may not draft any players. Teams will also play head to head for a $25
per team fee. At Mid-season, losing teams can elect to pay a minimum of half of their current losses. Security deposits will
be returned to the winning teams and teams owing may use those funds to offset any money owed.
- Mid-Season Draft will be held after the completion
of week 8 games. This is an opportunity to drop and pick up players without cost other than a player move.
- A roster change is defined as a trade, a drop at mid-season,
or a free agent acquisition.
- A maximum of 10 roster changes per team is allowed during
the entire season, including playoffs.
- Multiple Player Trade only counts as 1 move.
- It is possible that a team may end up short of the number
of positions allocated from the pre-season draft. In that case, there is a $1.00 goat tax charge for each empty roster position
for each week that the position is empty. In no case may you end up with more than the allotted number of players in each
- All roster changes must be complete BEFORE kickoff
of the first game of the following weekend’s NFL schedule.
Commencing with the
2012 BAFL season, a team may elect to keep a player that they drafted AFTER the 10th round for the subsequent BAFL season.
EXAMPLE: TEAM-A selects QB Andrew Luck with their 11th round pick in 2012. For the 2013 season, TEAM-A decides that
they want to keep Luck on their roster and that player is now not available to any other BAFL team.
The team forfeits its
following season's same round selection for the player they are keeping. EXAMPLE: Luck is taken in the 11th round in
2012 so TEAM-A does not get a pick in the 11th round in 2013.
team may not designate the same player for more than one additional season. EXAMPLE: TEAM-A keeps Luck for the 2013
season. However they are not permitted to keep Luck for the 2014 season and that player returns to the general availability
pool. TEAM-A may elect to keep a different eligible player for the 2014 season. In this example, that player would
have had to have been drafted in the 12th round or later.
- A trade of players is allowed up to, but not
including the, the 14th week of the season.
- A trade transaction costs a $5 flat fee. It does not matter
how many players are involved, the fee remains $5. Teams involved in the trade may determine how fee is paid.
Free Agent Acquisitions
- Open Free Agency - FA's may be signed by any team Providing:
- Weekly FA signing period begins with the posting of
the previous weekend’s results on the BAFL web site. If technical difficulties
prevent the weekly posting of results on said web site, the League Statistician will email these results to league teams when
they are completed (i.e., AFTER completion of the last scheduled NFL game for that weekend).
- The FA passes through waivers in the reverse order of
the standings. Teams
select based on total points from bottom to top
Free agency opens weekly Tuesday at 0700, starting
with Week 2
Teams use RTSports waiver request system to submit
Weekly free agency closes 24 hours before first NFL
game of the week (e.g., Wed at 2030 for Thu game)
Since there are no emails issued by the RTSport system,
it will be incumbent on every team to check the waiver wire each week to see if there are any players that they wish to take
that may have already been selected by another team. The RTSports waiver wire
will reward players based on waiver position after the week’s deadline.
It will be the Commissioner’s job to review the transactions each week and assess fees
- If the FA is picked up by another team through
the waiver process, that team must drop a player at that position (though that dropped player need not be IR or recipient
of NFL cut). The team that had originally asked for the FA may pick up the newly cut player free of charge if they desire.
- If the originating claim team picks up the FA,
there is a $5 charge for the party fund.
- If a team other than the originating claim team
picks up the FA, that team is charged $5, plus a $2 waiver fee, again to the party fund. If
the system tracks players that were selected then “stolen”, we will continue to charge the extra $2 free agency
If a lineup is not provided prior to the start
of the Sunday game, the last valid lineup is used.
Judgments as to roster manipulations and use
are strictly under the league commissioner’s purview. The Commissioner
has final say on all league roster matters.
- The BAFL is a “total points” league,
i.e., every team is playing every other team each week.
- Each point scored is worth
- A weekly LINEUP is defined as a subset
of players from a team’s ROSTER made up of the following numbers of the following positions: one (1) QB, one (1) K,
one (1) D-ST and either (a) two (2) RBs and three (3) R’s OR (b) one (1) RB and four (4) R’s (also known as the
Each team will provide a weekly lineup to the commissioner or on the league web site prior
to the start (kickoff) of each player’s game. (IE, if a player does not have a game
until Monday night, the coach has the option of waiting until just prior to the Monday game to start him assuming that the
lineup played prior to the Monday night game allows for a Monday night starter.)
Head to Head Play
- All teams will participate in the Head-to-Head
play. $25 of each team’s initial $150 entry fee will be earmarked for the H-T-H prize fund. All teams’ scores will count. Only teams contributing money will be eligible
for playoffs and prize money. Teams will agree on what to contribute. A 12 game regular season will determine the top six
teams for a three week playoff. Order of play will be: First and second seeded teams will have a Week 13 bye. First round of playoffs in Week 13 will be: Third seed plays the 6th seed. Fourth seed plays the 5th place
team. Winners move on to play in weeks 14 and 15, with the lowest seed remaining
playing the number one seed. Winners in week 14 will play for the BAFL Bowl. The losers will play for third place money. Prize
money will be split - 1st - 60%, 2nd - 30%, and 3rd - 10%. Total points can be used to break ties to determine top six.
- All fines and transaction charges will be put
into the BAFL party fund.
- All losers will pay the league office, and all
winners will be paid by the league office.
- Money from the total points system is derived
as losers pay all losses and winners getting 85% of all winnings, with the party fund getting the
- Each team will be assessed a "goat" tax, which
is defined to be the number of point scored in a season by a team subtracted from the number of points that team could have
scored had they been perfectly played. Each such goat point will be assessed 3 cents towards the party fund.
- After the conclusion of the NFL season, BAFL owners
may choose to participate in a playoff league. Cost for those participating is $10/team. Winner takes all.
Those wanting to participate must notify the Commissioner by the Friday before the Wild Card playoff round. Each week
of the NFL playoffs, a standard lineup of 1-QB/2-RB/3-WR/1-K/1-D will be used. Commissioner will track performance of
all rostered players and in the case of teams with more than the allowable number of players at a position, only the scores
of the top performers will be used. The winner of the playoff league will be the team with the most total points after
the conclusion of the Super Bowl. The winner will have the option of "cashing out" or applying the winnings towards
the following season's entry fee.
o Elected by a majority of TEAMS present for a quorum. The
Commissioner has final say in all League matters. However in the event of a dispute
in which the Commissioner has a material interest, the Commissioner will recuse him/herself and turn judgmental authority
in the matter over to the Vice Commissioner.
· Vice Commissioner
o Elected by a majority of TEAMS present for a quorum. The
Vice Commissioner will assume all duties of Commissioner whenever Commissioner is unable to fulfill those duties, or whenever
Commissioner turns the authority over to the Vice Commissioner, by notice to the entire League. Should a dispute occur in which both the Commissioner and Vice Commissioner have a material interest, judgmental
authority in the matter will be delegated to the Treasurer.
o Elected by a majority of TEAMS present for a quorum. Treasurer
will handle all League funds, collect all monies due to the League, and account for prize monies and distribute same. Treasurer will act as Commissioner in cases of disputes involving both the elected
Commissioner and Vice Commissioner, or in the event of authority of office being turned over by both Commissioner and Vice
Commissioner by notice of the entire league.
· Special Consideration
o Should all three League officers be involved with material interest in a dispute, the Commissioner
will appoint an uninvolved League member to act as final judgmental authority in the matter.