Have a league honor system — or mercy system — at the draft for unknown injured players

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Forgive me for not empathizing with you if you’re an owner with a cutthroat personality who wants to win at all cost. I like to win, but I’m not going to be prickly in doing so.

If a fellow owner tries to draft somebody who recently suffered a major injury or has been suspended for a length of time for one reason or another, I’m going to advise them that said player is probably a bad idea and give them a mulligan on their pick.

In fact, in one of our leagues in the past, we set up a “do not draft” board next to our actual draft board and we listed players that were unlikely to play for one reason or another. Ultimately, it was up to the discretion of that owner if he wanted to still take a chance on one of those players, but it at least gave forewarning about the pitfalls.