Help me decide a fair draft order for an existing keeper league?

In the 2nd year of my keeper league, as expected, some people dropped out while 3 new members have joined. What is the fairest way to set my draft order tomorrow?

Option #1 - Grant the 3 newest members the first 3 picks in random order, while returning members go in reverse order of last years' final standings.

Example:

Pick #1 - New Team #2

Pick #2 - New Team #3

Pick #3 - New Team #1

Pick #4 - Existing Team #10

Pick #5 - Existing Team #9

Pick #6 - Existing Team #8

...

Option #2 - Randomize all members' draft order.

Example:

Pick #1 - Existing Team #7

Pick #2 - New Team #1

Pick #3 - Existing Team #9

Pick #4 - Existing Team #4

Pick #5 - Existing Team #2

Pick #6 - New Team #3

...

Update:

Forgot to mention: The eight (8) locked-in keepers are Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning, Andre Johnson, Roddy White, Matt Ryan, Jamal Charles and Hakeem Nicks.

Update 2:

Also, in response to Sports Pro, the new members didn't inherit old teams so they are coming into this season without Keepers. Which is why I'm leaning more towards Option 1 but then again I want to be fair to my loyal members that returned this season.

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  • 9 years ago
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    I'd let the new teams go first because they probably ended up with the worst keepers. So do option 1

    good luck

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