alright foot clan, my league got into a HUGE blowout argument last night about add drops in playoff season. we are a dynastyish league. instead of a full on dynasty, we have contracts ranging in 1 year to 4 years. one of the members got PISSED because he thinks its completely unfair for non playoff teams to not be able to make add drops. here is where it gets tricky. because its contracts and not a legit dynasty, if you pick someone up now the only way to keep them for the next year is to franchise them. the problem is, because of one idiot who over payed on everything, most franchise contracts are going in the 30-40 million range. (we also go pretty much by exact NFL rules so we have high salary caps, we had 167 million to spend this year) that part only plays into it a little bit. main point is he made a huge stink about how its not fair at all, and my argument is, if you do an add drop of any kind it has to have the chance of being someone who could play. meaning, since we are in the playoffs we can add drop all we want because they can play this year. if you are a non playoff team and you see someone get hot you want for next year, you MUST franchise tag him because thats the only way that player could have an actual impact on a team. otherwise you are allowing teams to add drop players that a playoff team needs (IE carson wentz getting hurt) and screw that person over for no reason.
its complex and complicated because there is no completely fair way for this. what i want to know, is how many people agree with me, or have a better idea for it. because now this guy who is a pillar of our league wants to drop out because he is THAT pissed. (he also has a lot of home life stuff going on so its not like he is a dick, just high strung right now so we dont want him to go)
any ideas? thanks ahead of time!