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My Keeper League Fantasy Football Strategy

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Last year in my dynasty league or keeper league I didn’t fare so well. I finished eighth out of 10 teams. It was my first year playing in a keeper league and I took over a team from a person that decided they didn’t want to pay $150 a year to play.

The rules are that you can keep three players per year, one from each position, so towards the end of the year I started picking up the best available players off the waiver wire and at the very end I dropped my kicker and defense to just stack my team with wide receivers, here is the team that I have as of now:

Matt Ryan, Doug Baldwin, Davante Adams, Matt Forte, Tevin Coleman, Jordan Reed, DeAndre Hopkins, Jonathan Stewart, Kirk Cousins, Brandin Cooks, Kelvin Benjamin, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall, Eddie Lacy, and Michael Floyd.

What is interesting about this team is that Brandin Cooks was traded to the New England Patriots, Alshon Jeffery now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles and Brandon Marshall is on the New York Giants opposite Odell Beckham Jr. I am really intrigued by Brandon Marshall, Beckham Jr., Sterling Sheppard and Victor Cruz, but Marshall is 32 years old, in fact he will turn 33 on March 23. Marshall had 788 yards receiving and three TDs. Alshon Jeffery is also intriguing he had 821 yards receiving and two TDs, and I really like Davante Adams as well, he put up 997 yards and 12 TDs, but I can only keep one wide receiver so my money is on Brandin Cooks in New England. I can’t pass up Tom Brady having a deep threat for the first time since Randy Moss and Cooks had 1,173 yards and 8 TDs last year. He is my keeper!

I also picked up Eddie Lacy just because he was the best available running back at the end of the season and my team really needs help at running back, with Matt Forte who is 31 and turns 32 in December. Forte ran for 813 yards and 7 TDs. I don’t think that is going to win me a championship. Jonathan Stewart didn’t put up gaudy numbers either, running for 824 yards and 9 TDs. That brings me to Eddie Lacy; Lacy is no longer a Green Bay Packer and even though he has a weight problem, I am leaning on keeping Lacy at this time; however, Lacy only had 360 yards and no TDs last year. I still believe Lacy has the highest ceiling though. I think Lacy may excel in Seattle, we will see.

And the last keeper on my roster has to be Matt Ryan, Ryan went off for 4,944 yards and 38 TDs, there is no way I can let him see the open market.

Jordan Reed had a disappointing season compiling 686 yards and six TDs. I was seriously considering keeping him and dropping a RB, but hopefully, I can pick up a good TE in the draft. I do have the third pick this year so I have to see who will be available, do I pick a RB with pick number three or a wide receiver? That really is the question, but it is only March, and we do have the draft in April to consider as well. I’m thinking I will try to get that stud running back I can keep for years to come, like Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, or Elijah Hood to name a few. The problem with rookie running backs, are they could be hit or miss, so I am really trying to get them towards the end of the draft, if I can.

Stay tuned to see who I keep and who I drop and who gets drafted.


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