I need some advice on how to take care of extra players. We are a 12 team league, and did a live draft. Four managers were not able to make it, so we did group picks for them with a 3rd party there to veto any that might be considered a poor choice. Now two of these managers are not joining, so we are going to just kick them out and make it a 10 team league. However, we cannot decide what to do with the players. None of us have time to do another draft. We have come up with a few options, but none seem to be completely fair. What do you suggest? Or what has worked in the past.
The suggestions so far are:
1) Take each teams 10 best players, and go from the last original draft pick to the first, allowing each team to choose another player. Drawbacks are that the first four picks are essentially getting 1st and 2nd round draft choices again.
2) Do the same as above but make it a raffle for the order.
3) Find two managers who can come in and manage, and don't make them pay.