At the end of the season, each team can select 5 players from their roster to keep for the next season. In the league's first year, only players drafted after the 10th round can be kept. For each player kept, the team loses a turn in the next draft two rounds ahead of the round that player was taken. For example, if I want to keep the player I draft this year in the 10th round, that player will count as my 8th-round pick in next year's draft.
The same penalty applies from one year to the next. If I keep the player in the previous example from one year to the next, he would count as my 10th, 8th, 6th, 4th, and 2nd round pick each following year. A kept player that counts as the 2nd or 1st-round pick cannot be kept the following year.
A player who is traded keeps the same round for keeper status. Players who are undrafted count as 12th-round selections after their first season. That is, any undrafted players designated as keepers will count against the team's 10th-round pick in the next draft.
If a manager wants to keep more than one player from the same round, each player will count as that team's pick minus two rounds, and minus one additional round for every player kept. For example, if a manager wants to keep 3 players from round 10, those players count as the teams 8th, 7th, and 6th-round picks in the next draft. If keeper picks from the same round overlap with another player being kept, the manager's pick in the previous round will be used. If the manager in the previous example wants to keep a player taken in the 8th-round, that player will count as the team's 5th-round selection in the next draft.
Keeper selections must be presented to the commissioner a week before the draft. Keeper picks will be made announced publicly upon submission. Teams that do not submit keeper picks in that time will not keep any players.
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