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Quantifying Player Depreciation in the NFL

Draft Capital As A Proxy For Player Value Draft picks, especially early-round picks, are valuable assets in the NFL marketplace. Teams love them as they are a ticket which allow them to dream about obtaining possible franchise cornerstones. Actual players, on the other hand, often fail to arouse as much…

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2016 VCR by Player

For an overview of VCR, please read “Introducing VCR: Value/Cap Ratio, a Return on Investment (ROI) Metric for the NFL”.  The chart below details the VCR of all players who had cap hits of $450,000, the minimum salary a full-time player earned was paid for the 2016 season. For an... Read More

2015 VCR by Player

For an overview of VCR, please read “Introducing VCR: Value/Cap Ratio, a Return on Investment (ROI) Metric for the NFL”.  The chart below details the VCR of all players who had cap hits of $435,000, the minimum salary a full-time player earned was paid for the 2015 season. For an... Read More

New CBA/Salary Cap Q & A Sections

We have posted three new Q & A sections:   Introduction to the NFL Salary Cap – This provides a general overview of the NFL salary cap and how it works. Player Items that Impact the Salary Cap – This details the variety of contractual events that can result in a…

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The Raiders in Las Vegas? Bet on It.

Background Looking for a new stadium, and with no current options in Oakland, the Oakland Raiders recently teamed up with Sheldon Adelson and his Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Majestic Realty Co. and Las Vegas city officials to propose a new stadium in Las Vegas for the Raiders. A plan was…

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New CBA/Salary Cap Q & A Sections

Check out the CBA/Salary Cap Q & A page. We have added Q & A’s explaining the rules of exclusive rights players, restricted and unrestricted free agency and the minimum salary provision.    

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Projecting the NFL Salary Cap for 2016–20 Seasons

When NFL teams develop their building plan, they must be cognizant of the ever-present salary cap that places a limit on player compensation. To that end, we at SalaryCapCrunch.com have developed a model to project the salary cap for the future seasons covered by the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA),…

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