Keeper Deadline Questions


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?

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This is a key rule that many people overlook early on, and it isn’t reflected in your Roster Organizer, so be sure you’re prepared for how this will play out in the auction room.



Now that the deadline has passed, how does someone picking up a team on the “Claim a team” page deal with the fact no cuts were made and having an illegal roster.

Please explain the “Renew by date” and the effect of already having gone past the date.

Also when does a team fall into the Expired Team category?

If this is in the wrong thread, please move it. Thanks.



The commissioner can make changes on behalf of an owner to help them out, and any owner that picks up a team now gets one ‘round’ of penalty-free cuts as well.



Niv, I claimed Hoist on his own Bedard in Pesapallo league #774. I’m not seeing my roster & can’t make my free round of cuts, when I click on the “cut players” link I get “You cannot cut any players right now.” Am I in the wrong place? I do have a few players I want to cut, before the league’s draft. Can you help me, THANX



As far as I can tell that league hasn’t drafted yet (it’s a first year league), which is why you are getting that message (and there are no players on any roster to cut).



Sorry, I think I used the wrong league #, how about league #357, Statheads Anonymous. I thought I’d seen the Cut Players page active before, team is Rode Harden Put Up Wet and I claimed it about a week ago. Thanx.

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You probably need to contact your commissioner, there is a commish setting to allow a round of penalty free cuts for new owners, it’s possible that setting is unchecked in that league.

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