Bwanna wrote:I love roto, but I'm not sure I'll ever be in another that's a free redraft (I'm in one this year), because there's simply no way to keep teams in the lower division interested.
Is there anyway to keep weaker teams interested in playing thru the season in such a format?
Play with people that don't like finishing in last is one way, but its work to determine that ahead of time.
I normally check out the managers in the league and look at their profiles. Finishing in last is one thing, someone has to be last. Doing so and making no moves trying to get out of there is another, and is a good indicator of a quitter. There's usually a couple no matter what, but you can limit the impact of quitters by not playing in leagues with too many of them.
Of course they could have made all the moves in the first half and then given up, but that's why you look at their overall profile. Not too hard really to find players or avoid leagues that aren't very competitive.
As for free redrafts, besides one keeper, that's all I play in. I'm not very impressed with "money" guys or their attitudes around here and seriously doubt those leagues are "better" or more competitive.