In honor of the start of fantasy football I decided to take things one step further and see how hard it was to build a 53 man “fantasy” roster using actual cap charges and salary cap limits. I cant make things so easy as to stock up on draft picks, so I have rules that limit how I can use the 2012 through 2015 drafts to construct the team as well to best reflect the way teams rise and fall each season and land in different “draft zones”. Maybe Ill chat with Nick and see if we can build a tool here for people to try their hand at this, but if you want to take the time to give it a shot by hand feel free to post your team in the comments. You can also comment on any of my selections if you want more explanation on the roster.
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.