We’re entering planning territory for next year in leiu of our new keeper feature. In this post I’ve laid out a proposed set of changes and standards for the upcoming season and for navigating rosters in the off-season. These rules are based upon conversations I’ve had with a number of people in the league as well as things established over the course of the season. Below are the key points of the reccomended framework for administrating the off-season:
-Each team will keep two players from their 2006 final roster which I have posted a link for on the sidebar to the right. Players are classified as either Class A or Class B. A Class A player is a player chosen in the first three rounds of the draft. A Class B player is a player who was drafted in round 4 or beyond. Each team may only keep one Class A player, but can keep two Class B players if desired.
-Keepers do not need to be designated until a week prior to the draft (which will presumably be held towards the end of the preseason). As a result, full rosters will be held intact until that time. Players still on a managers roster prior to keeper designation may be traded for draft picks or other rostered players. For instance, a person with two strong Class A keepers may choose to trade one of them to a team with no strong Class A keepers in exchange for a draft pick or in exchange for a strong Class B keeper.
-Trading will occur in the same way that it did during the regular season, with the league only vetoing a trade in the case of extreme inequity.
-This website will keep a running talley of all transactions.
Administrative matters having to do with the offseason aside, a number of managers have proposed a few changes to scoring for next year, most notably, reigning in the defenses so that they don’t consistently dominate scoring. I will figure out some way to do this and present it on this website in the near future. Also, we should probably consider jacking up the buy-in for next year, but we can cross that bridge when we get to it.
Thats about all I have, feel free to comment using the comment feature directly below this post. The draft order is posted below.
2007 Draft Order: