bdt13 wrote:My quandry : We voted to start this last year : You can keep any one player you drafted 4th round or later and remained on your team all season. If you declare a keeper you lose a 4th round pick.
I'm concerned because about half the teams are probably not going to have a keeper and I think they will be at a major disadvantage. Why? Well the teams with keepers will keep RBs, so they can go RB - WR - QB for instance in rounds 1 - 3. I don't see how "gaining" a 4th round pick is going to help out the teams that will not have keepers -- they will be playing catch-up throughout the draft.
The situation is further complicated because we still do random draft order. For instance, one of our guys will be keeping Gore (4th round pick last year) and he could've easily gotten the #1 pick. (Luckily he got #12).
What are some of the ways you guys handle keeper leagues? Do you still go with random draft order? Do you lose a draft pick and if so how do you work it?
I don't know if our system is "fair" . I guess it is in the sense we all agreed on it -- is it just tough luck if you didn't draft a player worthy of keeping in the next years draft? Do things have a way of "evening out" during the draft?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice.
First of all, generally in a keeper league the draft is based off the final standings of the previous year.
As for the way you keep players, there are a number of ways that you can do this, I don't think it would be out of the ordinary for everyone to lose a 4th round pick(as long as you kept someone).