GENERAL INFORMATION/SETTINGS

  • PLAYER POOL: Fictional, FOF-Generated
  • TEAMS: NFL 2016 Defaults
  • FINANCES: Equalized at start in 2016
  • CHEMISTRY: On
  • LEAGUE NAME: The Cap Crunch Football League (CCFL)
  • WEB SITE: http://ccfl.fof-belco.com
  • INJURY SETTING: 50
  • CAP REDUCTION: 20%
  • CAP INCREASE RANGE: 0 to 99
  • COMBINE ACCURACY: 50
  • TRADE DEADLINE: Week 8.

HOUSE RULES

  • No Franchise Tag allowed.
  • Take no more than 70 players to Training Camp
  • Each team must be under the league salary cap at the conclusion of FA1:12, and again by the end of the Preseason. Failure to do so will result in league mandated cuts and a possible loss of draft picks.
  • If we have any teams run by the FOF AI, they are not subject to these rules.
  • No moving franchises. Stick with the 32 NFL cities as they are. This makes things easier for the commish, and because everything is equalized, there should be little/no practical incentive to move.
  • Draft-and-trade is allowed. (Draft a rookie and trade him in the same season. This is only for draftees, not rookie free agents.)

COMPETITIVENESS
All owners are expected to make a good-faith effort to compete. "Tanking" (putting forth little/no effort to win) to improve draft position is a no-no. Generally speaking, unless there's a promising backup who could use development, teams are expected to start their best players. The following actions are always considered acceptable and not in violation:

  • A player injured to any degree may be benched until fully healed.
  • When a team has clinched a playoff berth, that team may rest its starters if it so chooses.

Beyond the above, whether a team is in violation of this clause is up to the sole discretion of the Commish, so if you're in doubt about a course of action, please ask before you undertake it. Penalties for being in violation of this clause may include loss of draft picks, being dropped down in the draft order, or any other penalty deemed fit by the Commish, up to and including expulsion from the league.

NOT HOUSE RULES
The catch-all is "if it's allowed in FOF and not specifically forbidden above, then it's allowed in the CCFL." So, the following are not house rules, but I want to be clear that these standard FOF rules are in place.

  • Sign and trade is illegal, as per FOF rules. (One exception, mentioned above: you may trade a rookie drafted by you in the same season he was drafted.)
  • All renegotiations are allowed, as per FOF rules.
  • You can't trade a draft pick that doesn't exist yet in the game.