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you start it like any other league, but you have to lay some ground rules first..just determine howmany players you wana keep and how you will use the keeper system. I persoanally run keeperes and i just put each teams keepers into the first few draft slots. but some use a point system, some use the round where your keeper was drafted. just start it up and youll see..yes commish tools has everythign you need...
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Agreed a keeper league is only as strong as the managers that are in it. The key is to lay the ground work for what you want the league to be and with the help of some of the league build upon that. Know that whatever you do you are not going to please everyone. Do not be afraid to put rules into place immediately to cover a flaw as well especially in the early years. If allowed teams could exploit it and build up very impressive teams that will potentially cause disinterest with the other managers, and disinterest generally leads to quitting.
I currently run three keeper leagues. My primary league, a money league, has a rules document that is around a dozen pages long and the league has undergone many changes over the years while trying to find the right balance for everything.
The best advice I can give for running one right is that as commissioner you need to know two things. The league will only be as strong as those that are in it, and the time and effort that you put into it will be returned ten fold if you have the right people behind you.