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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Lisa Jepsen

Keywords

Football players--Salaries, etc.; Fantasy football (Game)--Economic aspects;

Abstract

Using performance data from 2013 and salary data from 2014 for 426 offensive skill position players in the National Football League (NFL), this study analyzes the determinants of player salaries in rookie and veteran NFL contracts. It is the first study to use fantasy football statistics as a measure of performance across positions. The results indicate that performance, as measured by fantasy football statistics, is the primary determinant of veteran players’ salaries. Under the 2011 NFL Players Association Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), draft position is the primary determinant of rookie players’ salaries.

Date of Award

2016

Department

Department of Economics

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

5-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (22 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Available for download on Thursday, June 07, 2018

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