As I mentioned in the league traditions thread, my league of record gives the defending champ the power to make rule changes for the upcoming season. Right now, I’m trying to get the current champ to decide what the keeper penalty will look like. In the past we’ve done, a rd earlier than they were drafted the previous year (waiver wire acquisitions count as a 7th rd).
The current champ doesn’t want keepers to “top-out” at round 1 and swing back around some how… I think this sounds ridiculous but… he’s the champ.
I suggested a loyalty bonus, for example… if you’ve kept the same player for X years in a row and they were a first round keeper the previous year then you could swing them back around to the X round…
I’d love to hear if anyone has any creative ideas.