We are looking at adding keepers after this season, I saw an idea from the Footballers and incorporated it into a plan for our league:
Each team must choose 2 players as detailed below:
Franchise Player (1st Keeper)
Teams will able to choose to keep one player from their previous season roster at any position they choose. They cannot franchise the same player two years in a row. However, they can put the same player in the lottery keeper pool the next year (see below).
Lottery Player (2nd Keeper)
After choosing their franchise player, teams will choose a pool of the next 3 players from their previous season roster they are most interested in keeping. The commissioner will then draw, in the presence of the owner, and randomly select 1 of these 3, which will be the team’s 2nd keeper for the new season. This player can later be franchised or re-entered into the lottery the following year.
There will be no draft cost for keepers (they will replace last two rounds of draft).
Pre-season Trades - Should an owner choose, they may trade their keeper player with another team for a draft pick or other keeper player at the next draft.
Note: If a new team enters the league, they will have the option of taking over the previous team’s keeper option. If a team leaves the league, any trade made involving keepers/picks will be canceled.
What do you think? Do I need to have them use draft picks around their ADP, at least for the franchise player?