we are a 30 player, 12 team keeper league. we redraft about 120-140 players per year and it usually takes 4 hours.
make sure that you have (as said above) several folks who monitor the money and players left. i suggest a dry erase board as well as someone keeping up with it on paper (and tell the owners to keep it up themselves)
set minimum bids and increments. if you have a $200 cap with a .25 minumum bid, you will be there a lot longer
also, one pet peeve.
if they call out faulk, rb, st. louis he starts at the minimum
if they want to start him for higher than the minimum, then they say, for $10, faulk, rb st louis.
its best to get somone who is not in the league to be the auctioneer
also, say before hand that you will pause at the end of every 3-4 rounds for restroom, smoke, food, beer, etc. if you allow trades during the draft, then add 1-2 timeouts per team .
also, the calling up order, decide beforehand if a team can 'pass' and if so, how many times
homer jay simpson
springfield football atoms