The Thrill wrote:Assuming standard league size of 12, my recomendation is that you choose a lower number of keepers (3 to 4) to make sure the talent pool is fresh each season. Anything above that makes it all that more difficult for the lower rankings teams (who had bad initial drafts) to improve season after season. I wouldn't recommend a standard league setup with a high number of keepers. For example, the Hilarious Keeper League is a roster of 15 with 9 keepers. Those lower level teams are getting to a point where they can't improve their teams much, or if they can, it'll take at least two to three years for the rookies they draft to become fantasy worth. If you don't like the 3 to 4 keeper idea, I'd instead recommend a dynasty setup with larger rosters and teams have the ability to store/hold rookies and it becomes a revolving process year over year that hopefully doesn't stagnate some teams.
thanks thrill, appreciate the input. definitely agree that a lower number of keepers makes it easier for the newer (or poorer-performing) teams to make up ground year after year, will keep that in mind. I've done leagues before where the number of keepers rises every year, which isnt a bad way to do it once you have a solid core of guys. Eventually becomes very 'dynasty-like' in that you may have to spend a year or two simply on rebuilding.