So when we start drafting, PLayer A would be giving up their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 13th round picks....Player A would begin drafting in Round 4.
As you can see, this assigns more value to good players that you can find in the latter stages of the draft, like David Price above in Round 13....because you would be losing a much lower draft pick.
If you decide you want to keep a player that went undrafted the previous year, that you picked up off the waiver wire, then that guy would have a keeper value of Round 23.
Say team A drafted Alex Rios in Round 10 of Year 1. Then during the year they dropped Alex Rios. Team B picks up Alex Rios and then decides they want to keep Alex Rios for Year 2. Alex Rios would have a keeper round value of Round 10, not round 23. Player B would be giving up their 10th round pick in Year 2.
In subsequent years that a player is kept (2 years after they were drafted and so forth)....the "keeper round" of the player will jump up as the original draft round divided by 2 (rounded).
Say we go to Year 3, and Player A wants to keep Mauer, Crawford, Mourneau and David Price again, then in Year 3, their draft board would start like this.
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