why can't i as commish set the keepers on a team whos owner has gone inactive?
You can set them, but only when all teams have them set. If you want us to set them for you, please contact us and we can set them for you individually as a team.
But here is how you can go about doing so yourself -- remember, only do it whe ALL keepers for all teams are set before your deadline: fleaflicker.com
A commissioner may also select keepers for teams, but only when all keepers for all other teams are selected. Go to League >> Settings >> Edit Rosters >> These are the keepers only. This will delete all players from all rosters that are not selected as keepers, though.