Reality Sports Online Writers Keeper-Contract League

How much would you pay for A.J. Green in a Contract-Auction-Dynasty League?  Photo by Football Schedule.
How much would you pay for A.J. Green in a Contract-Auction-Dynasty League? Photo by Football Schedule.

Over the course of the next year, I have accepted the opportunity to start a unique league with a rookie snake draft and a free agent auction. Today, we’re kicking off a five-round rookie draft. The cool thing about this league is that the contract and cap mimics the NFL. In fact the owners of this site –Reality Sports Online – were both former employees of an NFL team. One was the capologist and the other legal representation. They’ve built an award-winning site that distills a process that takes 2-3 months in the NFL into a matter of hours.

The RSO Writers League is a 14-team, contract/keeper/salary cap format. Here are more basics about the league. Start your own league and get a discount when you use this coupon code: RSP20%OFF

Scoring Basics

  • PPR w/a 1-point bonus after 10 receptions
  • 4 pts/Pass TD; 6 pts/Rush-Rec TDs
  • Points bonuses at 100, 150, and 200 yards rushing and receiving
  • Points bonuses at 300, 350, and 400 yards passing
  • Penalties for interceptions

Roster, Draft, and Cap/Contract Basics

  • Starting lineups: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex (WR/TE), 1 DEF, 1 K
  • 30 Roster spots and 3 IR spots
  • Five-round, serpentine rookie draft (no trades)
  • $123 million cap
  • Each team has the following number of multi-year contracts available in the Free Agent Auction Draft
    • 4-year Free Agency Contract (1)
    • 3 -year Free Agency Contract (2)
    • 2 -year Free Agency Contract (3)
    • 1-year contracts (19)
  • Rookie Contract Length – 3 Years

For more about Reality Sports Online’s rules and basics, check out its FAQ page.

Reality Sports Online holds its rookie draft as the first step prior to the free agency auction. It’s automated on the site. However, we’re all newbies with their brand of contact/auction drafts so we’re opting for a slow-email draft so there is time for each owner to learn the rules and try to auction room before the draft. The results of the draft will be detailed below.

Round 1

  1. Jeff Tefertiller: WR DeAndre Hopkins
  2. Ryan McDowell: RB Giovani Bernard
  3. Sigmund Bloom: WR Tavon Austin
  4. Mike MacGregor: RB Le’Veon Bell
  5. Bryan Fontaine: WR Cordarrelle Patterson
  6. Tim Stafford: RB Montee Ball
  7. Matt Papson: RB Christine Micheal
  8. Matt Waldman: WR Keenan Allen
  9. Jason Wood: RB Eddie Lacy
  10. Mike Clay: RB Marcus Lattimore
  11. Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey: RB Johnathan Franklin
  12. Rivers McCown: TE Tyler Eifert
  13. Jim Day: RB Zac Stacy
  14. Lance Zierlein: WR Robert Woods

Round 2

  1. Lance Zierlein: WR Markus Wheaton
  2. Jim Day: QB E.J. Manuel
  3. Rivers McCown: WR Justin Hunter
  4. Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey: WR Aaron Dobson
  5. Mike Clay: TE Travis Kelce
  6. Jason Wood: WR Stedman Bailey
  7. Matt Waldman: WR Da’Rick Rogers
  8. Matt Papson: WR Chris Harper
  9. Tim Stafford: WR Quinton Patton
  10. Bryan Fontaine: QB Matt Barkley
  11. Mike MacGregor:  WR Kenny Stills
  12. Sigmund Bloom: QB Geno Smith
  13. Ryan McCowell: TE Jordan Reed
  14. Jeff Tefertiller: WR Terrance Williams

Round 3

  1. Jeff Tefertiller: WR Josh Boyce
  2. Ryan McDowell: RB Latavius Murray
  3. Sigmund Bloom: WR Marquise Goodwin
  4. Mike MacGregor: RB Kerwynn Williams
  5. Bryan Fontaine: WR Charles Johnson
  6. Tim Stafford: RB Mike Gillislee
  7. Matt Papson: TE Zach Ertz
  8. Matt Waldman: WR Marquess Wilson
  9. Jason Wood: QB Tyler Wilson
  10. Mike Clay: RB Andre Ellington
  11. Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey: TE Gavin Escobar
  12. Rivers McCown: RB Stepfan Taylor
  13. Jim Day: TE Levine Toilolo
  14. Lance Zierlein: RB Joseph Randle

Round 4

  1. Lance Zierlein: TE Vance McDonald
  2. Jim Day: RB Mike James
  3. Rivers McCown: WR Ryan Swope
  4. Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey: WR Ace Sanders
  5. Mike Clay: RB Knile Davis
  6. Jason Wood: WR Corey Fuller
  7. Matt Waldman:TE Luke Willson
  8. Matt Papson: WR Aaron Mellette
  9. Tim Stafford: RB Denard Robinson
  10. Bryan Fontaine:RB Chris Thompson
  11. Mike MacGregor: QB Ryan Nassib
  12. Sigmund Bloom: WR Tavarres King
  13. Ryan McDowell: QB Mike Glennon
  14. Jeff Tefertiller: QB Zac Dysert

Round 5

  1. Jeff Tefertiller: TE Chris Gragg
  2. Ryan McDowell: QB Matt Scott
  3. Sigmund Bloom: TE Dion Sims
  4. Mike MacGregor: RB Ray Graham
  5. Bryan Fontaine: “HB” Rex Burkhead
  6. Tim Stafford: RB Kenjon Barner
  7. Matt Papson: WR Eric Rogers
  8. Matt Waldman: QB Sean Renfree
  9. Jason Wood: TE Ryan Otten
  10. Mike Clay: WR Justin Brown
  11. Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey: QB Landry Jones
  12. Rivers McCown: RB Theo Riddick
  13. Jim Day: RB Michael Hill
  14. Lance Zierlein: RB Cierre Wood

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