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    Mon May 14 10:20pm ET
    Hi everyone,

    Please consult the prior note on important dates leading up to the draft. I’ve provided plenty of notice for the draft date so please make every effort to block the time and date. Rookie/FA drafts go much faster, so provided we have good participation the draft should go quickly.

    A few additional reminders, since the questions have come up. No free agent pickups can be kept. I have made an effort to drop any pickups in the offseason, as they have to be released before the draft anyhow.

    You can only keep 2 defenses and 2 kickers. You can draft additional kickers and defenses beyond two during the draft and they can be on your roster for the season. However, you must cut back down to 2 before the draft the next season. Think of it as a one year tryout, or you can create an easy cut spot on your roster by letting a defense or kicker go. During the inaugural draft I required a minimum of 2 kickers and 2 defenses at the end of the draft. I won’t require this minimum after the draft, however it is good policy to have a good starter in both spots.

    NFL undrafted free agents work the same as any drafted player. You may select them in the draft process. They are no longer in college so they are fair game to draft.

    You are NOT required to have a tight end on your roster, they are wide receivers in this league, so do not feel obligated to keep one.

    Another reminder on trading. I very rarely reject a trade unless it is so egregious it simply is unfair. I would encourage everyone to google dynasty fair trade value charts. I know there is a pretty good one on fanpros by mike tagliere, though you may want to adjust it a little for our scoring. These chart tools are good to gauge both sides of a trade, in part to keep you from asking too much or from proposing very unbalanced trades.

    More to come...
    Mon Mar 12 11:53am ET

    Reminder that you can keep as many or as few players as you like for the draft.  This is a dynasty league, so you are building your franchise how you see fit.  I’ve tentatively set the draft date for August 26th, at 5 PM, but we can change that as needed.  That’s about 2 weeks before the start of the season.

    Roster size is 23, with an additional 2 pickups after completing the draft.  The pickups aren’t keepers.  So if you want to keep all 23 players you drafted last year, you may, however, you will have no draft picks in the draft.  So the number of draft picks you have is directly related to the number of cuts you make.

    A few additional reminders.  The retirement rule allows you to cut a retired player off your roster but retain rights.  So if the player comes out of retirement (think Jay Cutler), he is yours to pick back up, then becomes a keeper.  You will have to drop another player if your roster is full to take that action.

    Please do an initial cut of your players prior to the start of training camp, (let’s call it July 16th) so I can set up the draft.  Final cuts to rosters need to be made 1 week prior to the draft, which is tentatively set for August 26th.  That would make cut down day the 19th at Midnight.  I will allow emergency cuts up to the 23rd, provided initial cuts are made.  I know injuries happen, as do retirements, however, in order to do these emergency cuts during that week, you have to have submitted at least initial cuts.  This follows the NFL structure of multiple cuts prior to, and through camp, and final cut down day.  This gives me time to adjust the draft board to fit your cuts.

    Trading is allowed at any time, including during this draft.  You can trade picks, players, future picks, and any combinations, provided they meet the fair value rule.  Trades during the draft will freeze the draft board, while I adjust.  Once the adjustment is done, the clock will start again and the draft will resume. 

    Here’s the key dates upcoming for the offseason, preseason, leading up to our draft, and the start of the NFL season:

    February 27-March 5      NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    March 14             The 2018 league year and free agency period and trading period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    April 26-28           2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.

    May 11-14           Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

    July 16th – AFFL Cut Down Day – please do initial cuts from your fantasy team!

    July 16   Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for Veteran players.

    August 2               Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.

    August 2-5           Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio.

    August 7               Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency.

    August 7               If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2018, and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2019 League Year.

    August 19th – AFFL Final Cuts!!

    August 23rd – AFFL Emergency Cut deadline with commissioner approval.

    August 26th – 5:00 PM Eastern Time – AFFL Draft held online

    September 1      Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

    September 6, 9-10           Regular Season opens.

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    Derek Barnett May 27 4:13pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles DE Derek Barnett (hernia) was not limited in OTAs last week, according to Jimmy Kempski of

    Darren Sproles May 27 4:13pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles was one of two absences - along with DL Michael Bennett - from OTAs last week, according to Jimmy Kempski of

    Tyler Eifert May 27 4:03pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) was reportedly moving at 'half speed' last week at OTAs and did not take part in team drills, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski.

    Amari Cooper May 27 12:03am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he has been learning a lot from WR Jordy Nelson.

    Geno Smith May 26 11:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Geno Smith has 're-focused' himself, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, and Smith has been accurate throughout OTAs, according to Ricky Henne of

    Marcus Mariota May 26 11:33pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota said he has been working on widening his throwing stance to increase his balance and improve his throwing accuracy.

    Will Fuller May 26 10:53pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller said his goal is to have a better season this year than he had in 2017, and head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller appears to be back at full speed at OTAs after battling nagging injuries last season.

    Christian Hackenberg May 26 10:23pm ET

    The New York Jets will only receive a seventh-round pick from the Oakland Raiders as part of the Christian Hackenberg trade if Hackenberg makes Oakland's roster out of training camp and remains on the roster during the season.

    DeVante Parker May 26 10:13pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has not responded to retired WR Chris Chambers' attempts to help him 'speed up his growth curve,' according to Chambers. 'I don't know if he fully gets what it means to be a pro,' Chambers said. 'Athleticism and talent only last so long.'

    Mark Walton May 26 9:33pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Mark Walton will mainly contribute on special teams this season, according to Geoff Hobson of

    Jordan Willis May 26 9:33pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals DE Jordan Willis should serve as the every-down right end in 2018, according to Geoff Hobson of

    Alex Smith May 26 6:53pm ET

    Contract terms for Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith include a $27 million signing bonus and salaries of $13 million in 2018 and $15 million in 2019. Smith's $16 million in 2020 becomes fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2019 league year.

    Josh Freeman May 26 5:13pm ET

    Former NFL QB Josh Freeman has decided to retire from professional football.

    Quandre Diggs May 26 2:23pm ET

    Detroit Lions S Quandre Diggs is competing for one of the starting safety jobs this offseason and may be the leading candidate for the job at this point, in the opinion of's Michael Rothstein.

    De'Anthony Thomas May 26 2:03pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs C Mitch Morse (foot) and WR De'Anthony Thomas (leg) did not participate in organized team activities this week. Head coach Andy Reid said both players are doing well in their recoveries.

    Eric Berry May 26 1:53pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (Achilles') and LB Dee Ford (back) participated in organized team activities this week.

    Buster Skrine May 26 1:13pm ET

    New York Jets CB Buster Skrine worked with the first-team defense during organized team activities this week, but CB Morris Claiborne is also considered a candidate for the starting cornerback job.

    Tyler Boyd May 26 12:53pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd likely will be the slot receiver for the Bengals this season but could also see some time as an outside receiver.

    Jason Verrett May 26 12:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers CB Jason Verrett (knee) has not been cleared for full participation in practice at this point.

    Julius Thomas May 26 12:43pm ET

    Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Dolphins) could be an option for the Los Angeles Chargers because of TE Hunter Henry's (knee) injury, in the opinion of's Eric D. Williams.

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