59th rankedGathering feedback · 8 comments · Fantasy Football » Draft Issues · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Anonymous commented
There doesn't need to be a keeper limit. This is where the "approve keeper players" assignment comes in for the commissioner. If you tell your managers that they can only keep, let's say, 5 players, then the manager that kept 6 players loses one at the commissioner's disposal (hopefully the commish is a fair one and doesn't keep the lowest ranked player out of the 6). However, I've run into problems in the past where a manager only wanted to keep, let's say, 6 players out of 7 available keepers. That kind of makes the draft weird a bit because now they get an extra pick.
So, what I started doing a few years ago (and it's worked for my keeper league very well) is letting the managers just keep how ever many players they want. As the commish, I have to assign the keeper players in the draft manually anyway. When I assign the keeper players to the draft, I assign them starting from the very last round of the draft and going upward. This way, the beginning of the draft is fair to everyone and the draft order doesn't get screwed up. I also don't do a "snaking" draft order for my keeper league, I keep it just like in real life. If you have the #1 pick in the first round because you finished last, then you have the #1 pick in every round. It's bad enough that all the good players are already taken/kept by teams, there's no need to be the #1 pick in the first round and then waiting for up to 23 picks before getting your 2nd and 3rd pick. By that time in a keeper league draft, there really will be no good players left.
Yeah, no need to implement a keeper limit. This is the commish's job since they're the one that has to assign the keepers back to their teams anyway.