General Message Board
Grr... Just saw this message:
Attention Keeper-league Commissioners: You can assign up to 10 players per team before your live draft. Just go to Commissioner Tools and choose "Edit Pre-Draft Selections" to get started.
All that writing for nothing...
I don't believe that Yahoo allows you to actually setup a keeper league. Two years ago, our commissioner was able to pre-set certain players for each team before the draft. That worked great. Last year, they didn't allow that and we had quite the cluster f--- when it came to drafting as not everyone showed up for the draft on time and didn't set their pre-draft rankings either. Made for some interesting times right after the draft, but all was well before the season started.
My suggestion would be, if they don't allow commissioners to do presets this year, to make all of your managers set their first n-number (n being your number of keepers) of pre-rankings for the draft as their keepers for the season. That way, is someone shows up late, they should still only get their keeper to start off.
It's not even a Plus option.
I've been running one for 3 years and I find the best way to keep track is to "link" your leagues together with the All-Time feature and take screenshots of each team's final roster.
Drafting is a little tricky, but the best usual situation is an offline draft over the course of a couple of weeks.