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Determining Keeper Values Over Multiple Years

Postby skeeze24 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:14 pm

After 12 seasons of a standard H2H keeper league snake draft, we are changing our format this year to an auction style draft. In addition, we have decided to allow up to 5 keepers per team starting next year and each keeper can be kept for up to 5 consecutive years.

I am interested to hear what other leagues use to determine the value of keepers over multiple years. If you are in an auction league and use multi-year keepers, I appreciate any insight you can offer.

So far, we have discussed using the following options:

- 2nd Yr: Keep player at same cost you paid for them in the previous years auction, or paid for them as a FA using an auction system to acquire FA
- 3rd - 5th YR: Flat increase of some dollar amount ($5 or $10) for each year you keep them.

Example: Player A gets drafted at auction for $15 in 2013
2014 Cost = $15, 2015 Cost = $20, 2016 Cost = $25, and final year 2017 Cost = $30

Questions/Concerns:
1. Is $5 too low? Does it allow owners to keep players (like my example above) for the full 5 years in many cases thus keeping those players out of the auction pool every year?

2. Is $10 too high? Does is penalize owners who made smart investments at the draft or FA wire by having to pay a keeper cost in year 3, 4, or 5 that could be above their projected value? Or does this help as now owners HAVE to make decisions on their long term keeper options?

3. Does a flat % increase work better? (say a 10% or 15% flat increase each year) Or does that become more difficult that track/manage?

4. What are your feelings on the idea of no increase in the 1st yr? Good because it rewards the owner for drafting/FA the player? Bad because it keeps the players value low and reduces the chance they get put back in the auction pool?
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Re: Determining Keeper Values Over Multiple Years

Postby mattgmen90 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:43 pm

We take the dollar amount you currently have the player for and compare it to the website we use. We add the 2 and get the average $ amount. That's what the $ value would be for that player for any given yr.
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Re: Determining Keeper Values Over Multiple Years

Postby RedTiger » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:04 pm

We keep a certain number of players at a 10% increase rounded up ($24 to $27, $18 to $20, $4 to $5) and other players doubled
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