Thanks for the feedback. We're not sure at this point if any/all six new owners will return next year, so I'm still somewhat concerned that we could be in the same boat next year if we are switching to a keeper league and bringing in any new people. Really won't know until next year. I'm sure we should be able to keep at least a couple, but at least one has never done FF before... Also note that this is a free league.
I do kind of feel that for balance, the new owners (or anyone not keeping a player) should have the earlier draft positions. Assuming all returning owners take a keeper, the new owners would have picks 1-6. If so, then 7-12 would be returning owners. Snake from there.
Also, just by looking at the rosters of the old owners, at least 3-4 of the top 8 running backs will be draftable (Lynch, RIce, Foster, Martin, plus Forte, C Johnson, Bush). Maybe more depending on keeper picks. For WR's, If Megatron is kept, Marshall is free. So is Bryant, Cobb, Cruz, White. Graham or Gronk, Brady, P Manning,
With this info, do you still think it'd be too unbalanced? I do understand someone else will keep AP in the 4th since he went late last year. Same with Charles. But with the draft order, they would most likely end up with a good RB2. There's no way they could keep AP and still get Foster, even tho Foster is free.