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Orphans Available in USFL Tribute League

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We have orphaned teams available for our flagship league, the AFFL.

The AFFL is a 20 team USFL Tribute League and it won't be everyone's cup of tea - if you're looking for just a simple fantasy league, this definitely is NOT for you.  BUT, if you're looking for the deepest, most involved, full team management ff experience, you need to check this league out.

This is a dynasty/salary league with too many features and details to mention - 

  • Salaries based on a mix of individual players' prior season scoring and market demand for that player, and also includes a salary cap with cap penalties and signing bonuses
  • Starting Line-Up: 1 offensive super-flex, 4 offensive flex, kicker, punter, kick returner, 5 IDP flex
    • Position management is handled with position minimum/maximums at the full roster level, which gives individual teams a wide range of options for starting players by position.  That, in turn gives teams the ability to use multiple strategies for how they want to build their team
  • Scoring is highly customized and designed to mimic a player's real world value a lot more accurately than standard ff scoring and is set up so that player value is more closely related to performance than to position
    • In other words, defensive studs are just as valuable as offensive studs and a mediocre QB (for example) is not going to be nearly as valuable as a stud at some other position
    • You can check out the Full Scoring Rules  at this link
    • You can also check out our 2020 Scoring Revision Report for a detailed explanation of all scoring values and numerous charts and graphs detailing how the values were put together and showing the parity of scoring across the various roster positions
  • New this year are Contract Rules allowing you to put some of your players under long term contracts to lock their salaries in place
    • The contract rules are deep, including options for length, type of salary structure, managing the distribution of salary payments across the multiple years of a contract, extensions, franchise tags, restructuring and an offseason free agency period - just like the NFL - conducted by a long-running, 30 day online auction where you can steal players from other teams if you're willing to pay those players more and sign them to a better contract
    • These new contract rules are extensive, with too many features to list but they offer more control over your individual roster than any league out there
    • You can view the Contract Rules at this link
  • Other Features include:
    • Trade Counter Offers - so that teams can wiggle their way into a trade deal between two other teams
    • Draft Day Trading
    • Home/Away scheduling with home field advantage in both the regular season AND the playoffs
    • Divisions Realigned EVERY season by realignment draft to insure year to year parity of competition
    • Self-Scheduling - teams can schedule their own out of division match-ups each year (like in the NCAA) to establish and maintain rivalries
    • Off-Season Trading
    • Extensive Stats kept and tracked
    • A full 12 month League Calendar of activity - extensive off-season management events means you won't spend long hours through the spring and summer waiting for the fantasy season to return because you'll be busy managing your team
    • And much more....check out our League Page and also our League Rules at these links
This league is set up so that teams can find success through a wide range of management strategies - focus on building EITHER an explosive offense OR a smashmouth defense OR go for a balanced approach; go all in big to try and win right away or dig in for the long term.  It's not a league for the casual player, BUT if you're a real fantasy nerd looking for an intense, full-management league, you've just found it.

The AFFL is hosted on MyFantasyLeague with a $60 entry through LeagueSafe (covers hosting fees and buy-in) All entry fees (after hosting fees) are paid out - Payouts awarded to 1st-6th place AND also to regular season points winner and single game high score

The available orphan teams include rebuilding projects as well as immediate contenders.  You can check out each team's existing roster at the League's MFL Roster Page and see their draft position on the League Page  Available franchises are:

  • Bandits
  • Generals
  • Express
  • Stars
  • Panthers
  • Gunslingers
  • Gamblers
If you're interested, you need to act quickly - it's first come - first serve in picking an available orphan and off season activity is already underway.  Don't miss your chance to participate in the 2021 Signing Period and the Free Agent Auction.  Message or email <associatedfantasy@gmail> with any questions are if you're ready to sign up.

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