Fantasy Football Keeper League Constitution

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A constitution for a keeper fantasy football league.

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<ul><li><p>Table of Contents </p><p>PREAMBLE ........................................................................................................................................... 1 </p><p>ARTICLE I. LEAGUE OFFICIALS AND PARTICIPANTS ............................................................. 2 </p><p>SECTION 1.01 COMMISSIONER ............................................................................................................................................. 2 SECTION 1.02 VICE-COMMISSIONERS ................................................................................................................................. 2 SECTION 1.03 RE-ELECTION OF COMMISSIONER/VICE-COMMISSIONER POSITIONS ................................................ 2 SECTION 1.04 CURRENT MEMBERS OF LEAGUE ............................................................................................................... 2 SECTION 1.05 REQUIREMENTS OF CURRENT MANAGERS ............................................................................................... 2 SECTION 1.06 DEPARTURE OF LEAGUE MANAGER(S) ..................................................................................................... 2 SECTION 1.07 REMOVAL OF LEAGUE OWNER(S) .............................................................................................................. 3 SECTION 1.08 ABANDONMENT ............................................................................................................................................ 3 SECTION 1.09 LEAGUE LIFE/DISSOLUTION ....................................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>ARTICLE II. LEAGUE STRUCTURE (ROSTERS, SCORING, SCHEDULING) ........................... 4 </p><p>SECTION 2.01 LEAGUE STRUCTURE .................................................................................................................................... 4 SECTION 2.02 ROSTER ........................................................................................................................................................... 4 SECTION 2.03 STARTING POSITIONS ................................................................................................................................... 4 SECTION 2.04 POSITION LIMITATIONS ............................................................................................................................... 4 SECTION 2.05 INJURED RESERVE......................................................................................................................................... 5 SECTION 2.06 SCORING SYSTEM .......................................................................................................................................... 5 SECTION 2.07 REGULAR SEASON SETUP ............................................................................................................................ 6 SECTION 2.08 PLAYOFFS SETUP .......................................................................................................................................... 7 SECTION 2.09 RENEWAL OF LEAGUE SCORING SETTINGS............................................................................................... 7 </p><p>ARTICLE III. THE DRAFT .................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>SECTION 3.01 LIVE DRAFT ................................................................................................................................................... 7 SECTION 3.02 AUCTION DRAFT ........................................................................................................................................... 8 SECTION 3.03 NOMINATION ORDERING ............................................................................................................................. 8 SECTION 3.04 DRAFTING WITH KEEPERS .......................................................................................................................... 8 SECTION 3.05 DRAFT PARTY ................................................................................................................................................ 9 SECTION 3.06 ESPN.COM DRAFTING SYSTEM .................................................................................................................. 9 </p><p>ARTICLE IV. TRANSACTIONS ............................................................................................................ 9 </p><p>SECTION 4.01 FREE AGENT AUCTION ACQUISITION ........................................................................................................ 9 SECTION 4.02 WAIVERS ........................................................................................................................................................ 9 SECTION 4.03 TRADES ........................................................................................................................................................... 9 SECTION 4.04 DROPPING A PLAYER .................................................................................................................................. 10 </p><p>ARTICLE V. KEEPERS ....................................................................................................................... 10 </p><p>SECTION 5.01 ELIGIBILITY .................................................................................................................................................. 10 SECTION 5.02 CONTRACT SYSTEM .................................................................................................................................... 10 SECTION 5.03 KEEPER LIMITS ........................................................................................................................................... 11 SECTION 5.04 KEEPER LOCK DATE ................................................................................................................................... 11 </p><p>ARTICLE VI. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION ............................................................ 12 </p><p>SECTION 6.01 ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS ................................................................................................................ 12 </p></li><li><p>ARTICLE VII. FINANCES ..................................................................................................................... 12 </p><p>SECTION 7.01 ENTRY FEE ................................................................................................................................................... 12 SECTION 7.02 DRAFT FEE ................................................................................................................................................... 12 SECTION 7.03 DEPOSIT........................................................................................................................................................ 12 SECTION 7.04 PAYOUT ........................................................................................................................................................ 12 SECTION 7.05 SAFEGUARDING OF FUNDS ........................................................................................................................ 12 </p></li><li><p>1 </p><p>Preamble </p><p>We the people of The House League, in order to ensure and promote healthy competition, fair and just opportunities, swift and equitable remedies to </p><p>disputes and grievances, and most importantly, an enjoyable and fun experience for all participants, do ordain and establish the Constitution of the The House League, and submit that any inadequacies of this constitution that </p><p>cannot be adequately or timely remedied through the democratic process outlined hereafter be subject to ESPN.coms default rules and bylaws. </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>Article I. League Officials and Participants Section 1.01 Commissioner </p><p>(a) XXX, 2013-Present </p><p>Section 1.02 Vice-Commissioners </p><p>(a) XXX, 2013-Present </p><p>(b) XXX, 2013-Present </p><p>Section 1.03 Re-Election of Commissioner/Vice-Commissioner Positions </p><p>(a) If the Commissioner or one of the Vice-Commissioners is found to be incapable of running the league at any time or no longer wishes to run the league, he may be replaced, between seasons, by a 2/3 vote of non-officer league members. The replacement will have all the same responsibilities of the previous Commissioner/Vice-Commissioner. </p><p>(b) If the Commissioner or Vice-Commissioner resigns in the season, then the other league officials will absorb their duties. </p><p>Section 1.04 Current Members of League </p><p>(a) XXX </p><p>(b) XXX </p><p>(c) XXX </p><p>(d) XXX </p><p>(e) XXX </p><p>(f) XXX </p><p>(g) XXX </p><p>(h) XXX </p><p>(i) XXX </p><p>(j) XXX </p><p>(k) XXX </p><p>(l) XXX </p><p>Section 1.05 Requirements of Current Managers (a) Each Manager is required to have an e-mail account which they check on a regular </p><p>basis. </p><p>(b) Each Manager must have an ESPN account. </p><p>(c) Each Manager must have a Facebook account and be a part of the leagues Facebook group. </p><p>(d) Each Manager must actively participate (set lineups, cast votes, make free-agency and/or trade acquisitions, etc.) in the league at all times. </p><p>(e) If for any reason a Manager needs to take a leave of absence, then it is that Managers responsibility to find someone to run their team for the duration of their absence. </p><p>Section 1.06 Departure of League Manager(s) </p><p>(a) Managers must inform league officials if they intend to leave the league. </p></li><li><p>3 </p><p>(b) If, at any time, a Manager of the league decides to leave, for any reason, it will be allowed on the condition that the departed Manager finds a replacement Manager for his team. </p><p>(c) Managers who leave may convey ownership of their team by gift or sale at the discretion of the departing Manager. </p><p>(d) The replacement Manager acquires the departed Manager's team in full, including current roster, deposit, draft and FAAB budget, keepers and the terms of any Locked-Up contracts that may exist. </p><p>(i) A departing Manager is eligible for a refund of his deposit only if the acquiring Manager chooses to pay a deposit. </p><p>Section 1.07 Removal of League Owner(s) </p><p>(a) If, at any time, a three-fourths majority consensus, not including the target owner, deems that an owner is no longer fit to be a part of the League, whether by collusion, neglect of his team and league, or overall dickishness, the Manager may be either removed immediately from the league and banned, or given a suspension. This will be determined by league officials, at their discretion. </p><p>(b) If a Manager is banned or suspended, for any reason, then said Manager automatically forfeits all entry fees and other capital invested in the team and league. </p><p>(c) In the event of a suspended or banned Manager, the league will search in earnest for a new Manager, who will inherit the departed Manager's team as designated in Section 1.06. </p><p>Section 1.08 Abandonment </p><p>(a) If a team is abandoned, then the departing Manager forfeits all entry fees and other capital invested in the team and league. </p><p>(b) In the event of abandonment by a Manager, the league will search in earnest for a new Manager, who will inherit the departed Manager's team as designated in Section 1.06. </p><p>(c) If no Manager can be found before the season begins, then the team will be managed in the following manner: </p><p>(i) League officials will manage the team with the help of the remaining league managers for a period not to exceed one year. If necessary, to settle disputes, each league official will have one vote, while the remaining league managers will have two votes based on a majority opinion. </p><p>(ii) If, after a year, the league is incapable of locating a suitable manager for the team, the team will dissolve and all players of the abandoned team will enter the next draft. </p><p>Section 1.09 League Life/Dissolution </p><p>(a) The league will cease to exist after 6 season unless the league votes to extend the league. </p><p>(b) At the end of the 5th season a vote to extend the league for 3 more seasons will be held. </p><p>(i) The vote will pass with a 7/12 majority. </p></li><li><p>4 </p><p>(ii) Everyone gets a vote. Bad standing or holding an officer position does not prevent a Manager from having a vote. </p><p>(c) A motion to dissolve the league can only be made in the offseason. </p><p>(i) The league will dissolve if 9 Managers vote in favor of dissolution. </p><p>(ii) The commissioner will not have a vote. Managers must be in good standing to vote. </p><p>Article II. League Structure (Rosters, Scoring, Scheduling) Section 2.01 League Structure </p><p>(a) The league consists of 12 teams. </p><p>(b) No co-owners/managers allowed. </p><p>(i) Co-owners/managers will be allowed if a Manager takes a leave of absence. </p><p>(c) No girls allowed. </p><p>(d) The scoring type is head to head. </p><p>(e) The league will note observe ESPNs undroppable players list. </p><p>Section 2.02 Roster (a) 11 Starting Positions </p><p>(b) 8 Bench </p><p>(c) 1 Injured Reserve (IR) (See 2.4) </p><p>Section 2.03 Starting Positions </p><p>(a) 1 Quarterback (QB) </p><p>(b) 2 Wide Receivers (WR) </p><p>(c) 2 Running Backs (RB) </p><p>(d) 1 Tight End (TE) </p><p>(e) 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE) </p><p>(f) 1 Team Defense/Special Teams (D/ST) </p><p>(g) 1 Place Kicker (K) </p><p>(h) 2 Defensive Player Utility (IDP) (DT/DE/LB/DL/CB/S) </p><p>Section 2.04 Position Limitations </p><p>(a) 3 Quarterbacks </p><p>(b) 6 Running Backs </p><p>(c) 6 Wide Receivers </p><p>(d) 2 Tight Ends </p><p>(e) 2 Defensive Tackles </p><p>(f) 2 Defensive Ends </p><p>(g) 2 Linebackers </p><p>(h) 2 Cornerbacks </p><p>(i) 2 Safeties </p><p>(j) 2 Team Defensive/Special Teams </p><p>(k) 2 Place Kickers </p></li><li><p>5 </p><p>Section 2.05 Injured Reserve </p><p>(a) The ESPN system uses the NFLs official disabled list to update players injury status. Players who are eligible for the Injured Reserve (IR) are designated with an asterisk and an IR in red. </p><p>(b) IR-eligible players can ONLY be moved to the IR slot from a Managers active roster or bench. Players cannot be added directly to a Managers IR slot from free agency. </p><p>Section 2.06 Scoring System </p><p>(a) Passing </p><p>(i) Passing = .04 points/yard </p><p>(ii) Passing TD = 4 points </p><p>(iii) Interceptions Thrown = -2 points </p><p>(iv) 2pt Passing Conversion = 2 points </p><p>(b) Rushing </p><p>(i) Rushing = .1 points/yard </p><p>(ii) Rushing TD = 6 points </p><p>(iii) 2pt Rushing Conversion = 2 points </p><p>(c) Receiving </p><p>(i) Receiving Yards = .1 points/yards </p><p>(ii) Receptions = .5 points/reception </p><p>(iii) Receiving TDs = 6 points </p><p>(iv) 2pt Receiving Conversion = 2 points </p><p>(d) Miscellaneous </p><p>(i) Kick-Off/Punt Return for TD = 6 points </p><p>(ii) Fumble return/Fumble Recovered for TD = 6 points </p><p>(iii) Interception Return for TD = 6 points </p><p>(iv) Fumbles Lost = -2 points </p><p>(v) Blocked Punt or FG Return for TD = 6 points </p><p>(vi) Punt Return Yards = .1 points/punt yard returned </p><p>(vii) Kickoff Return Yards = .1 points/kick off yard returned </p><p>(e) Kicking </p><p>(i) Each PAT Made = 1 point </p><p>(ii) FG Made (0 - 39 yards) = 3 points </p><p>(iii) FG Made (40 - 49 yards) = 4 points </p><p>(iv) FG Made (50+ yards) = 5 points </p><p>(v) Each FG Missed = -1 point </p><p>(f) Defensive Players </p><p>(i) Each Sack = 3 points </p><p>(ii) Each Interception = 3 points </p><p>(iii) Each Fumble Recovered = 3 points </p><p>(iv) Each Fumble Forced = 3 points </p></li><li><p>6 </p><p>(v) Assisted Tackles = 1 point/assisted tackle </p><p>(vi...</p></li></ul>