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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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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
Nov 13, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller (38) chases in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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
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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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VCR Part III: Using VCR To Evaluate Players

In Value/Cap Ratio (VCR) Part II: Digging into VCR by Contract Type we explained that VCR is most appropriately used to compare players within the same salary range. The reason for making comparisons within a given salary range is that, though the VCR formula treats a player’s Approximate Value (AV)…

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Value/Cap Ratio (VCR) Part II: Digging into VCR by Contract Type

In Part I, we introduced the concept of the Value/Cap Ratio (VCR) metric — a measure of the value a team receives as a function of the cost of salary cap space occupied by a given player. VCR was calculated for all players who occupied $420,000 of salary cap space…

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 24:  Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 24, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

2014 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 lists out all the players who had cap hits of at least $420,000 in the 2014 season, their Approximate Value for the season and their resulting VCRs.... Read More