fast dogs wrote:[
wow, I'm not sure how you get the bottom teams to come back the following year. They have lesser players and they get to keep fewer than the top half of the league? Most leagues it is a challenge to get the guys with bad luck that year to re-up for the following year; this league would seem to lose most of the bottom half managers each year. How many years has this been going? What % of those teams don't come back? There must be something else for the bottom teams to come back year after year?
This is our third season doing this (league has been together for 10+ years) and we haven't had any turnover yet. Not to say its a perfect plan, but its worked out for us.
Our league allows for future draft picks to be traded, so before we started this, there was no consequences for a team selling off their entire team for additional high draft picks and creating a beast of a team for next year.
We try set the line of a respectability at a level where any team, with any degree of effort, can finish with higher than that amount of points. The only teams that finished below that line this year were the teams that traded away their good players for future draft picks. So they personally decided what was more valuable to them...more keepers or more high-draft picks.
And FWIW, here's our final standings in 2013...
1st place (finished in 10th of 13th place in 2012)
2nd place (finished in 11th place in 2012)
3rd place (finished in 13th place in 2012)
And there was a heated 4-team battle for 6th and 7th place, in order to secure that extra keeper. In previous years, those teams would have been napping through September because they were 20 points out of 3rd place.