I've been trying to think of a way to have the standings affect the next season in some way under our settings and format, but haven't been able to. With a snake draft, I really liked the original idea of a draft order going from 7-12, 6-1, but the auction every year takes away that option. I'm not sure how to give teams a boost in an auction draft, as the only real carry-over from the previous season would be a player's dollar value going toward a team's keeper budget.
I recall suggestions that we make players more expensive to keep for the top finishers, but I don't really like the idea of a straight handicap like that which would last all season long and carry over to each subsequent season after that. The only way I think it'd work is if we make it so that the additional keeper cost penalties are not cumulative
, i.e. don't carry over season to season.
As for how much more expensive keepers would be, I guess we could have a tiered system
that such as +$2 per keeper for teams that finish 1-4, +$1 per keeper for teams that finish 5-8, and no additional cost for teams that finish 9-12. I think the penalties would be low enough to not be a big handicap, but it would at least be some sort of evening-out process.Example:
- Season 1: RedHopeful drafts Lebron for $90 and finishes in 3rd place.
- Season 2: RedHopeful can keep Lebron for $92 (+$2) and does so, then finishes in 9th place.
- Season 3: RedHopeful can keep Lebron for $90 since the penalties are not cumulative and don't carry over.
P.S. This would have no effect on the decision to have an H2H playoff or not, but I left this post here because the issue came up.