Hello! Looking for some advice for the league I run. We have a 12 team, 1 keeper, redraft league. You are only allowed to keep a guy once at the round you draft them in (Free Agents are a Round 8 value). The reasoning is we want to reward someone for a good pick, but don’t want guys to be claimed for their entire career.
Anyways, we have had some complications with great players going on IR. The situation was that last year, Dalvin Cook was let go after his injury, another team claimed him and wanted to use him as an 8th round keeper. We all agreed this seemed unfair. We added an IR spot this year to try to stop teams from letting go of elite players.
This year, Leveon Bell was on a guys team all year until his deadline passed. Bell was kept already by this team last year, so he couldn’t keep him again and let him go. Someone else picked him up and wants to keep Bell at his 8th round Free Agent Value. We all agree this is a weird rule.
I’m not sure what rules to make in order to combat this. Is it as simple as if Bell is let go, he is fair game at that 8th round value? Should there be a better rule as to what value a free agent is (Like players who are drafted and let go should be kept at their draft round, not the free agent price?)
Any advice would be helpful. Thanks #footclan