If the league wants to protect up to a certain number of players from the previous season, "Use Keepers from Last Season" should be checked. If used, another setting shoud indicate the maximum number of players that may be kept or protected.
When a player is protected, the player is maintained on a team's roster from one season to the next. For instance, if a league uses 16-man rosters and each team protects 2 players, then each team will only draft 14 more players.
Last Updated: 10/20/2011