A number of people have asked about the keeper rules-
A) no player drafted in the first three rounds can be kept;
B) a maximum of 3 players can be kept;
C) keeping a player costs a draft pick 2 rounds higher than had been used to retain/draft him the previous year;
D) a player can be kept for a maximum of 3 times, unless retaining him the previous year cost a 3rd round pick or higher;
E) undrafted players cost an 18th round pick this season.
redfox33 wrote:Is the rookie draft following the expansion draft to refill there rosters?
1- Teams have already submitted which 2 players they want protected. They can't be selected in the expansion draft.
2- Then, we'll have an expansion draft for the new teams. They can select unprotected players currently on original teams' rosters and free agents.
3- Shortly before the yearly draft, teams will declare their 3 keepers. All unkeepered players are then thrown back into the pool.
4- Then, we draft.
The award structure will be different from last year, since we'll have more teams.