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Postby Ditka in '04 » Sat Nov 20, 2004 6:29 pm

If one person replaces another person, do they get to take the persons team from the previous year for keepers?
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Postby kanezfan11 » Sat Nov 20, 2004 6:59 pm

Ditka in '04 wrote:If one person replaces another person, do they get to take the persons team from the previous year for keepers?

Yes, they're basically coming in as the same person, just not that person - if that makes sense.
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Postby Gostlrs » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:15 am

thinking about turning ours into a keeper. we was playing with the idea that no one traded can be used as a keeper. it has to be someone from your draft or WW pick up. also keep them for no more than 2 seasons and can not keep 1st round pick. this will put the studs out there every year
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Postby matmat » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:19 am

Gostlrs wrote:thinking about turning ours into a keeper.

again, as long as you do it before the draft, that's fine -- people might draft differently if they know it is a keeper.

as an aside: does anyone who is in a keeper league have a link to their league's constitution/rules? that might be a useful resource for those of us who might want to start a keeper at some point.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:20 am

by FAR the BIGGESt key to a successful keeper league is to have a strong core of owners that stick around. My league has been either 10 or 12 teams for about 9 years. 8 of the original 10 owners are still playing and all 12 have been around for the last 3 years. Occasionally we have to replace one here or there but as long as you have a strong committed core your in good shape. There are a few different ways to do it when you have a team or teams leave the league. 1)If it is just one team leaving, you have the new owner just take over the old owners team, name his keepers and go from there. If you have more than one you can either a)flip a coin and 'assign' an old team to a new owner. Or throw all the players from departed owners into a pool and have the 1,2 or more new owners take turns 'drafting' players from that pool until they reach the number of reserves needed. Another possibility, is in auction leagues you can just not let the new owners reserve anyone at all and basically they have the entire salary cap to work with. In other words they have more money.

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