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Keeper league ideas

Postby cnasty » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:17 pm

I play fantasy with 12 pretty serious guys. Everyone checks pretty much a couple times a day haha. We want to start a keeper league next year so what im asking is if you all have some ideas on it. Starting with how many you keep and if there are any rules to how long a player can be kept and all of that stuff. Just lookin to see what works.
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Re: Keeper league ideas

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:35 pm

I actually prefer dynasty leagues over keepers. My current favorite is a 20 team with 20 keepable MLB players plus a 10 man MiLB roster rolling over.

If you prefer a true keeper, then do draft level compensation. You can keep a player the next year for the draft round you took them. To keep them another year you go round+2. That lets you keep low picks for years, but the high level guys only a year or two, putting a premium on research.
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Re: Keeper league ideas

Postby Matthias » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:12 pm

Snake draft or auction set up?
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Re: Keeper league ideas

Postby cnasty » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:00 pm

snake draft most likely none of us have done a auction league before
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Re: Keeper league ideas

Postby Matthias » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:13 pm

I would split the keepers into categories. Something like...

* You can keep 1 player drafted in rounds 1-3
* You can keep 1 player drafted in rounds 4-7
* You can keep 1 player drafted in rounds 8-14
* You can keep 1 player drafted after round 14

And then each year he's kept, a player's category moves up one... so if you drafted say, Justin Upton in the 12th round this year, he would be your round 8-14 keeper in 2009. And then if you wanted to keep him another year, he would be your round 4-7 keeper. If kept another year, he would be the round 1-3 keeper. And then the year after that, he couldn't be kept.

You want to reward people for picking up good players lower in the draft. But players should go back into the pool every few years just to keep it interesting. Also, I think it's easier to make a mistake having too many keepers than it is too few. Try it with only 3-5 keepers to start. If you want to add more later, you can. But I doubt that you will. Also, you should come up with a designation for WW guys... I'd call them a Round 4-7 guy if people want to keep them to reward good drafting versus just picking up whoever gets hot.
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Re: Keeper league ideas

Postby mkbon12 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:44 pm

In my opinion, keeper leagues are interesting and actually show who the best GM's are in the fantasy league. However, the actual
fantasy draft is the best part of the whole thing, and a chance to start from scratch each year. Im trying to get my league to something
like a freeze league, where every year you can carry over two players from the year before. This still leaves a pretty large draft to have
each year.
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