EDIT: for now, lets fill a 47M open league with no draft.
We all want to rid ourselves of rookies so before any drafts are introduced this basic concept is very appealing.
Here is the concept I propose:
Rosters will be typical open league rosters in terms of Min per $, with an extra $5M available to close the minutes gap normally filled by rookies. However, to make things a tad more interesting, the "Star" on each team would be unique for the 24 owners, based on a one round draft.
1. We get 24 Owners and randomly assign a draft order.
2. Each team picks one Player+Year (i.e. 12-13 Lebron and 08-09 Lebron are separate picks).
3. Once the Top 24 Players are off the board, the rest of the player pool is available for all teams. Clones allowed as per open leagues.
4. If there is interest and the league is fun, I would run this league continuously and as commish, I would keep track of historical W/L for all owners involved. One possible wrinkle could be: The Champ gets to keep his Drafted Player, and the other 23 teams are randomly assigned an order for the next season.
Personally, I love the open league format (in principle). This league would rid us of the annoying rookies. While the One Round Draft does change things a bit, it only serves to prevent 7 teams with 12-13 Lebron, etc, and allows for a fun one player draft. But at the same time, since its only a one round draft and clones are allowed, owners should feel comfortable that they can simulate the open league experience very closely.
Let me know if you are interested. League creation to follow if people sign up.
Owners that have joined:
ncmusician_7 and vancem expressed reservcations about a 1 round draft but instead suggested a 2 round draft. I would be open to this possibility.