bokzg wrote:[*]The total bid value of each person's four keepers each season cannot exceed $100. This would probably make it close to impossible for anyone to be keep two top 5 players (i.e. keeping Lebron and Durant), and would add additional strategy in identifying keepers who will outperform their bid values each year.[/list]
$100 is too restrictive. The average dollar value for a top-48 player (12 teams, 4 keepers each) in this league is $28. That comes out to $112 per team. I proposed the cap on total keeper value as a way to combat managers bidding big on 3-4 players without facing any consequences. This goes beyond that to ensure teams probably won't be able to keep their four best players.
I have a problem with a manager winning LeBron, Paul, and Wade for $175 in the auction, filling out the rest of their roster with $1 or $2 players, then being able to keep them without penalty. I don't have a problem with a manager who chooses to bid big on Durant and Love then keeps guys like Mayo and Afflalo as his #3 and #4. That's fair game and a risk owners should be allowed to take, but that most likely won't be possible under a $100 keeper cap. It'd end up being Durant, Love, and two $1 or $2 players.
Also think about next year's re-draft auction and the massive inflation you'd be bringing on with this imbalanced keeper budget. Take out the top-48 or so players from the pool -- imagine how expensive that 49th player will end up being. You'd almost certainly have 5th or 6th men being paid more than 4th keepers.
Would bump that up to at least $110, if not more.