â—¾$11,000,000 salary cap has been confirmed.
â—¾Players are priced based on their output last year. eg. 2016 average x magic number (approx 6036 for 2017).
â—¾Essendon players receive a discount of 10% on their 2015 average.
â—¾Players who missed a full season receive a discount of 30% on their 2015 average.
â—¾Players who have missed two or more seasons received a discount of 35% on their last available average.
â—¾Players playing less than 10 games receive a 3% discount on each game under 10. eg. Play 5 games in 2016, then they receive a 15% discount. This is applied to the higher of their season average from the last two years.
â—¾Dayne Beams and Nat Fyfe qualified for a discount due to minimal games played, but they have not received a discount.http://dtlive.com.au/afl/drawingboard/index.php