Let’s use this thread to discuss any questions about how the keeper deadline works. Here are three answers to get you started.
What is the keeper deadline?
By February 1, your team has to be under cap and roster limits. That means you must have under $400 in salary, at or under 40 players rostered, and at least $1 in free cap for every player under the 40 man roster limit.
When is the last moment I can accept a trade?
Well, don’t push it, but about 11:59pm ET tonight. Any players you receive as part of a trade will not be cuttable until after your league’s auction draft.
What happens if a team is not legal after the keeper deadline?
Unless their commissioner helps them out, that team will not be allowed to participate in the auction draft. After the auction draft, they’ll have to make cuts to get legal anyway, and those cuts will not be penalty-free. So, it is pretty dire if you don’t get your team legal.
Any other questions?