Oct. 25 Waivers

Claimed on Waivers:

  • HB D’Onta Foreman to Los Angeles Chargers

On Waivers:

  • LT Andre Smith
  • LT Riley Reiff
  • RT Jeffrey Knoll
  • DT Hercules Mata’afa
  • CB Kris Boyd
  • WR Chauncey Wakefield
  • WR Dillon Mitchell
  • HB Buddy Howell
  • CB Rashard Fant
  • DT Justin Zimmer
  • DT Jamiyus Pittman
  • CB Craig James
  • RE Tashawn Bower
  • LE Chris Odom
  • K Adam Vinatieri

Cleared Waivers:

  • WR Chad Williams
  • HB Reggie Hebert
  • WR Ray-Ray McCloud III
  • TE Tommy Sweeney
  • HB Donnel Pumphrey Jr.

Click here to submit a waiver claim!

Any subsequent cuts will be placed on waivers for Oct. 25.

Oct. 22 Waivers

Claimed on Waivers:

  • CB Prince Amukamara to the Carolina Panthers
  • LT Russell Okung to the Dallas Cowboys

On Waivers:

  • ROLB Jason Pierre-Paul
  • HB Derrick Henry
  • LT Greg Senat
  • TE Colin Jeter

Cleared Waivers:

  • LOLB Demone Harris
  • SS Micah Hannemann
  • HB Dontrell Hilliard
  • WR Jawill Davis
  • DT Tomasi Laulile
  • K Stephen Gostkowski
  • LE John Simon
  • TE Matt LaCosse
  • WR Melvin Buckner
  • LE Hunter Kerr
  • WR Cordarrelle Patterson
  • TE Durham Smythe
  • FS Delano Hill
  • LE Caleb Brantley
  • HB Bruce Anderson
  • P Colby Wadman
  • ROLB Malik Carney

Click here to submit a waiver claim!

Any subsequent cuts will be placed on waivers for Oct. 23.

Oct. 21 Waivers

On Waivers:

  • LOLB Demone Harris
  • SS Micah Hannemann
  • HB Dontrell Hilliard
  • WR Jawill Davis
  • DT Tomasi Laulile
  • K Stephen Gostkowski
  • LE John Simon
  • TE Matt LaCosse
  • LT Russell Okung
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • WR Melvin Buckner
  • LE Hunter Kerr
  • WR Cordarrelle Patterson
  • TE Durham Smythe
  • FS Delano Hill
  • LE Caleb Brantley
  • HB Bruce Anderson
  • P Colby Wadman
  • ROLB Malik Carney

Click here to submit a waiver claim!

Any subsequent cuts will be placed on waivers for Oct. 22.

Season 51 FA Bid Results

Below are the winning bids in the Preseason Week 1 FA bidding. Please note that these players must be signed by advance to the regular season – Friday 11:59 PM Eastern – or they may be signed by any team.

We are immediately moving to a waivers system following advance to preseason week 2 – essentially any players not bid on will be on waivers in order of the recent rookie draft.

NOTE: Any contracts submitted below $550k/year salary were boosted to meet that minimum.

  • C Joe Looney – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $2.08MM
  • CB Justin Hardee – Washington Redskins – 5 years, $2MM ($550k bonus)
  • CB Morris Claiborne – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $565k
  • CB Rashad Vernon – Detroit Lions – 1 year, $550k
  • DT Akeem Spence – Kansas City Chiefs – 2 years, $1.1MM
  • DT Corey Liuget – New England Patriots – 2 years, $1.5MM ($250k bonus)
  • DT Corey Peters – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $565k
  • DT Trey Tucker – Denver Broncos – 4 years, $2.2MM
  • FB C.J. Ham – Arizona Cardinals – 1 year, $1.5MM
  • FB Keith Smith – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $750k
  • FS Jordan Lucas – Los Angeles Rams – 2 years, $1.2MM
  • HB Bo Scarbrough – Oakland Raiders – 4 years, $2.5MM
  • HB Jalen Richard – Oakland Raiders – 4 years, $4MM
  • LE A.J. Jefferson – Arizona Cardinals – 1 year $550k
  • LE Brandon Drew – Denver Broncos – 4 years, $2.2MM
  • LE Richard Hartman – Denver Broncos – 4 years, $2.2MM
  • LG Glenn Kerr – Detroit Lions – 1 year, $550k
  • LG J.R. Sweezy – Oakland Raiders – 3 years, $3MM
  • LG Joseph Noteboom – New York Giants – 3 years, $3MM ($1MM bonus)
  • LG Ted Karras – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $550k
  • LG Xavier Su’a-Filo – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $3.3MM
  • LOLB Edmond Robinson – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $770k
  • LT Andre Smith – Oakland Raiders – 3 years, $3MM
  • LT Aviante Collins – Oakland Raiders – 2 years, $2MM
  • LT Bobby Evans Jr. – Dallas Cowboys – 4 years, $2.2MM
  • LT Donovan Smith – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $2.7MM
  • LT Matt Kalil – New York Giants – 1 year, $1MM ($200k bonus)
  • MLB Bryce Hager – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $1.13MM
  • MLB Deone Bucannon – Miami Dolphins – 3 years, $2MM ($750k bonus)
  • P Ryan Quigley – Arizona Cardinals – 1 year $1.3MM
  • QB Anthony Clarke – Denver Broncos – 4 years, $2.2MM
  • QB Hayden Nixon – Seattle Seahawks – 1 year, $600k
  • QB Mike Glennon – Kansas City Chiefs – 1 year, $550k
  • RE Joe Barr – Atlanta Falcons – 2 years, $1.1MM
  • RE Obum Gwachum – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $770k
  • RG Alex Redmond – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year $2.38MM
  • RG Michael Schofield III – Oakland Raiders – 2 years, $4MM
  • RT DeAngelo Alexis – New England Patriots – 5 years, $2.75MM ($125k bonus)
  • RT Matt Felier – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $550k
  • RT Richie Andrews – Miami Dolphins – 4 years, $2.88MM ($1MM bonus)
  • SS Carlos Griffin – Miami Dolphins – 2 years, $1.1MM
  • SS Jaylen Watkins – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $650k
  • TE Charles Clay – Seattle Seahawks – 1 year, $3MM ($500k bonus)
  • TE Maxx Williams – Oakland Raiders – 4 years, $4MM
  • TE Moritz Boehriger – Arizona Cardinals – 1 year $1.5MM
  • TE Vernon Davis – Washington Redskins – 1 year $550k ($10k bonus)
  • WR Breshad Perriman – Dallas Cowboys – 4 years, $2MM ($400k bonus)
  • WR Demarcus Robinson – Miami Dolphins – 3 years, $1.8MM ($525k bonus)
  • WR Isaiah McKenzie – Washington Redskins – 4 years, $2.2MM ($60k bonus)
  • WR Jordan Matthews – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $550k
  • WR Kendrick Bourne – Miami Dolphins – 4 years, $2.4MM ($1MM bonus)
  • WR Laquon Treadwell – New Orleans Saints – 1 year, $750k ($250k bonus)
  • WR Saeed Blacknall – Los Angeles Rams – 1 year, $950k

Preseason 51 FA & Schedule

Preseason Schedule is as follows:

  • Advance to Pre-Week 2: 11:59 PM Eastern Thursday 10/17
  • Advance to Pre-Week 3: 8 PM Eastern Friday 10/18
  • Advance to Pre-Week 4: 10 PM Eastern Friday 10/18
  • Advance to Regular Season: 11:59 PM Eastern Friday 10/18

Do not sign ANY FA on Thursday! Make sure to cut down your roster to 63 (53 plus 10 practice squad players) by Friday night.

If you have roster minimums you need to fill contact an admin and they will supply you with a really bad player from FA (no handouts, so don’t think just because you don’t have a punter you get the best in FA).

FA Rules

We will NOT be doing a FA draft this preseason. Instead, we will bid on players. The best contract gets the player!

This will take into account contract length, bonus amount and salary amount. Winning contracts will be posted Thursday night at 11:59 PM Eastern. These players will be reserved to that team until advance to the regular season – if not signed they’re fair game week 1 of the regular season.

Minimum Bid: 550k per season

Submit Your Bids Here

After the first day of bidding we will immediately revert to 24 hour waivers since so many players were sniped last year during preseason.

Activity Bonuses

In addition, we’re rewarding everybody who played at least 13 games last season (and did not miss any events or violate any rules) with a single player bump from normal to star development. Please alert an admin of your choice and we’ll make the change. Full list of eligible people and selected players is below.

  • AZxRusH (Packers)
  • Bizekidz (Titans)
  • ChicagoRilla407 (Chiefs)
  • edgarh33 (Falcons) – RE Irvin Knighton
  • Fenrir2772 (Giants) – QB Daniel Jones
  • Hellcat3 (Ravens) – RE Jameson Thomas
  • Hofmeister929 (Cowboys)
  • iBolivian (Dolphins) – RT Latwan Dawkins
  • LyfeSentence (Redskins)
  • Mambamelter24 (Seahawks) – SS Marquise Blair
  • Phenom912 (Eagles)
  • PhillyDieHard90 (Colts) – SS Vonn Lowry
  • ShakeNTaake (Bears)
  • SweetMojaveRain (Raiders) – WR Equanimeous St. Brown
  • ViolentByDesign (Patriots) – MLB Ja’Whaun Bentley
  • Warmaster91 (Broncos) – QB Drew Lock
  • WarrenGotStick (49ers) – LT Dennis Sweat
  • xLeddyx (Jets)
  • Yermomza (Saints) – RE Marcus Davenport
  • Zephyr8704 (Panthers)

This is incentive to get active and stay active!

Offseason 50 Schedule

Congrats to Warren on his 30-23 EOTP Madden Bowl L victory over Smith!

We’ll tentatively be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be tagging everybody in chat to update you on the schedule as we advance.

If everybody completes their re-signings quickly we’ll be able to advance to free agency early.

RE-SIGNINGS

We will be advancing past re-signs Monday (10/14) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.

For this offseason, the maximum contract length you can offer is five years.

FREE AGENCY

We’ll be using a revised system for free agency this offseason. Make sure to follow the below rules or you will be directed to release any players you sign:

  • The maximum contract length allowed is five years
  • The maximum bid amount is 150 points
  • The minimum bid amount is 30 points

Admins will be watching bids prior to every advance to ensure these three rules are followed. Any players signed to contracts that violate these rules must be immediately released.

Get your bids in early and often leading up to the first advance if you’re really worried about losing out on players – many high profile players now sign on the first FA advance.

All listed advances are within 15 minutes of the posted time to avoid blatant sniping.

  • First Advance: Tuesday (10/15) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Tues. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Tues. 11:59 PM Eastern

ROOKIE DRAFT

The 2020 NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday Oct. 16.

The first round I will be giving people 5 minutes per pick if they want it to negotiate trades – if you want to pick quicker feel free. Each round after that I will skip people who either A) did not show for their first round pick or B) did not RSVP for the draft and are not active in the chat at the time. Rounds 2-7 will proceed at normal pick clock.

As mentioned above, please RSVP to the draft post in the scheduling thread to indicate either attending or not attending.

Remember that all trades require approval from the committee so be prepared for late trades to take some time to be approved.

SCHEDULING

We had some issues with getting games schedule this season that will need to be rectified. It is expected that both users communicate on the first day of advance to schedule their games. Force wins and AP games will not be rewarded if you fail to at least attempt scheduling on the first day.

One of the admin group will have a talk with you if scheduling continues to be an issue, especially if play windows are small and change at the last moment repeatedly.

DEFENSIVE PLAY CALLING & PRE-SNAP MOVEMENT

We’re all still adjusting to Madden 20, however there were some behaviors across the league that need to be worked on. First, if you have not completely read the rules and understood your responsibilities, do so now before the next season starts.

As a reminder, you are not permitted to move players prior to the snap on any special teams downs and you are only permitted to move one player prior to the snap on defense. You are then expected to at least user that player for the start of the snap (and not just to move two steps and then swap to another player) – so don’t be moving safeties to the box and then immediately changing to a different player!

Defensive adjustments and playcalling must also be varied, meaning that you may not press every down, show blitz every down or call the same 4 plays on defense over and over. This is a sim league and we expect play variation on offense and defense.

POSITION CHANGES

Due to the addition of abilities for superstar and X-factor players, position changes were completely removed for season 1 as we decided how to handle things.

We will be creating a channel in Discord for submitting position changes (to follow rules that will be posted later this offseason in complete form). You will be expected to wait for approval before making any changes in the franchise. Additionally, superstar and X-factor players will still not be permitted to change positions in any way due to abilities.

Failure to follow these rules will result in severe punishments. Any superstar or X-factor moved will have their development dropped to normal (for superstar) and star (for X-factor) with an additional rating penalty to be handled on a player by player basis.

Simply put, do not make any position changes without admin approval.

CHANGES FOR SEASON 51

We’re making a few adjustments to league settings for the upcoming season as a result of user and admin feedback.

First off, we’re going to boost quarter length from 7 minutes to 8 minutes. With the new clock run off mechanics for Madden 20 the games are simply moving too quickly and allowing single drives to consume most of a quarter.

Secondly, we are going to boost XP on all offensive line positions to 110% in an attempt to help with the obvious pass rush issues in the past season and balance the rosters a bit since the day one rosters were very light on OL ratings in comparison to DL and edge rushers.

We’ll announce additional changes and rule edits prior to the season’s start. If you have any suggestions or comments about the existing set of rules, please talk to an admin and we can discuss it as a committee.

Updated Activity Tracker

As we move into the playoffs of our first season of Madden 20, it was about time that we updated the activity tracker.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here.

Other than some visual improvements I wanted to clarify what each status means both short term and long term in the league.

What’s on the League Standing page?

This page compiles all league activity pages in one going back to Madden 17. As is the case with the home page, there are links to every season’s page on the top row.

There are four different statuses throughout the Madden cycle with two additional statuses leading up to a new Madden.

  • “Good” league standing indicates that a user has been active for repeated seasons without any rule violations.
  • “In Review” league standing indicates the admin group is taking several aspects into consideration before judging a user as having Good standing or being relegated to Probationary standing.
  • “Probation” status is assigned to users who either failed to meet activity marks for the previous season, egregiously violated a rule or are new to the league. This status comes with some caveats as a league member and requires a full season of activity to be removed.
  • “Removed” is a fairly simple status – whether the user quit, was kicked for inactivity or banned for an extreme issues…they’re not longer in the league.
  • “Reserved” is only used between Maddens to indicate said user has been rewarded with the option to keep their same team. Only users who were active for all seasons will be rewarded with this status.
  • “Not Reserved” is only used between Maddens to indicate said user has a spot for the next Madden but has not been awarded their existing team (and will have to enter the team draft).

What’s on the Season Standing pages?

The status for each league member on these pages is limited to the existing season.

  • “Secure” means you have not yet broken the threshold of four simmed/AP games or had any disciplinary actions taken. Players are rewarded with an activity boost to one player after receiving this status for a full season.
  • The “In Review” status is only used when a user has done something outside of basic activity (either in a positive or negative aspect) that the admin group is now considering whether the normal activity status is valid.
  • “In Jeopardy” indicates that the 4 game threshold has already been passed. Although this standing does not in and of itself indicate that a user is inactive it may when taking roster management and scheduling availability into account.
  • “Probation” is the default status for all new users in their first whole season. This is also assigned to any users who have violated league rules or ruled inactive for the previous season.
  • “Out” is only used once a user has been inactive for six games or has left the league. Repeatedly receiving this status may result in league removal.

We will continue to make improvements to the tracker for usage in evaluating league activity and for future team selection.

Oct. 6 Waivers

Claimed On Waivers:

  • WR Hakeem Butler to the Oakland Raiders

Cleared Waivers:

  • SS Donovan Wilson
  • LG Julie’n Davenport
  • WR Zach Pascal
  • HB Jeff Wilson Jr.
  • LE Chris Odom
  • LE Rodney Gunter
  • DT Terrell McClain

There will be no waivers during the playoffs! Teams not in contention are not permitted to make ANY transactions during the playoffs and contending teams are only to make moves based upon injuries at this time.