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Postby FF Newbie » Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:29 am

In many leauges, the trade deadline is approaching and I'm sure others, like myself, are not only trying to make a run at the fantasy bowl, but position themselves for next season. Rate the top 40 keepers, regardless of position. Here's my preliminary top-40. I may adjust these after I have a little more time to think about them.


1. Ladanian Tomlinson
2. Daunte Culpepper
3. Peyton Manning
4. Randy Moss
5. Terrell Owens
6. Ahman Green
7. Donovan McNabb
8. Tiki Barber - Will we see 2003 Tiki or 2004 Tiki in 2005?
9. Priest Holmes - Age/injury concerns
10. Shaun Alexander - Free Agent
11. Edgerrin James - Free Agent
12. Clinton Portis
13. Deuce McAllister
14. Ricky Williams - Could be a Raider
15. Javon Walker - Will Favre retire?
16. Chris Brown - Always banged up
17. Torry Holt
18. Jamal Lewis
19. Thomas Jones - A beast when healthy
20. Dominick Davis - See Thomas Jones
21. Willis McGahee
22. Reggie Wayne
23. Andre Johnson
24. Roy Williams
25. Marvin Harrison - Will the Colts re-sign Marv?
26. Onterrio Smith - Will he be THE GUY?
27. Tony Gonzales
28. Antonio Gates - New QB next year
29. Curtis Martin - Age has to be a concern
30. Corey Dillon
31. Bryan Westbrook
32. Reuben Droughns - Still #1 next year?
33. Fred Taylor
34. Joe Horn
35. Hines Ward
36. Chad Johnson - Palmer should improve
37. Jason Witten
38. Marc Bulger
39. Jake Plummer
40. Baltimore Defense
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Postby FF Newbie » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:42 am

Anyone want to talk about keepers? I figured this would be a hot topic right now.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:44 am

I think you are seriously undervaluing RBs such as SA, Deuce, and Jamal.
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Postby Bowie » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:48 am

Where is Travis Henry? Assuming he is with a new team, he should at least rank above TEs and DEFs. Obviously, alot of this depends on off-season moves.
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Postby FF Newbie » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:04 pm

IMO, Deuce and Jamal have always been overrated and Alexander might not be with the Seahawks next year. Either way, it's a stretch to say a player is "seriously undervalued" when I have him rated as the 10th-best keeper overall. Care to submit your own rankings?
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:57 pm

At first glance, there are too few RBs on the top of the list.

QBs are dominating games this year, but I think that is an anamoly. Manning for example is drawing comparison to '84 Marino, but Marino only came within 15 TDs of that number one more time in his whole career. I'm not saying Peyton won't continue to be one of, if not the best QB in fantasy; but I don't think the philosophy that RBs are the most integral part of a fantasy squad has changed.

Here is my top 10, but this will change depending on personnel moves in the offseason -

1. LT
2. Ahman
3. SA
4. Deuce
5. Jamal
6. Edge
7. Priest
8. TO
9. Portis
10. Moss

This is completely off the top of my head, so I'll probably make changes but it's a start.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:07 pm

FF Newbie wrote:IMO, Deuce and Jamal have always been overrated and Alexander might not be with the Seahawks next year. Either way, it's a stretch to say a player is "seriously undervalued" when I have him rated as the 10th-best keeper overall. Care to submit your own rankings?


I don't have time to do that.

At this point, I would not take another RB for Alexander (Priest, LT both are hurt), but why take Tiki over Alexander?

This whole discussion should be saved until after we find out where SA, Henry, Rasta, Edge, Marvin wind up. However, at first glance, you seem to not even take position scarcity into account...at all.

Edit: I would love to play in a league where someone keeps Baltimore's D over people like Travis Henry, Rudi Johnson, Kevin Jones, or Steven Jackson.
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Postby tman570 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:11 pm

I have and love the Baltimore D but there is no way I will be keeping them.
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Postby awwchrist » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:19 pm

Depending on how desperate a team is for quality keepers I wouldn't criticize someone for keeping a Def.

Baltimore would be the only team of consderation however.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:24 pm

I wouldn't consider a DEF unless my league was weighted heavily with D points or we kept a large number of people.
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