A keeper list is a fancy term for a keeper list.
Remember when I talked about inheriting a team? A keeper list is the names of the players you decide on keeping.
One is submitted after each season before the draft. Using my above example, your new team has 24 players, 1 retired. After looking over what is left, you decide on keeping 21 of the 24 players. That is your keeper list. It is submitted to the commish.
Then the commish creates a draft list, which is comprised of:
- rookie players (1st yr in WIS database)
- undrafted players from the previous season's draft
- players cut from existing teams
- players undrafted coming off IR
It is from that draft list that you select your new players, then you enter your team and play the season. When the season is over, the whole thing starts all over again, progressing to the next year; submit keeper list, draft, enter team etc..