I'm having difficulty with figuring out who to keep from my roster. I get to keep 3 players. Whichever player I keep, I sacrifice the round that they were selected from the previous year draft. If they were picked up on the wire or through free agency, they take up a last pick of the draft.
8 team league, PPR, standard roster plus a UTIL player from any offensive position (instead of the WR/TE).
This is my current roster along with the round I would sacrifice in the draft: Donovan McNabb, Phi QB - 6th round Larry Johnson, KC RB - 18th round Dominic Rhodes, Buf RB - 18th round Dwayne Bowe, KC WR - 7th round Vincent Jackson, SD WR - 18th round Tony Gonzalez, Atl TE - 18th round Matt Schaub, Hou QB - 18th round Ravens D/ST, Bal D/ST - 18th round David Akers, Phi K - 18th round Frank Gore, SF RB - 1st round Braylon Edwards, Cle WR - 2nd round Torry Holt, Jac WR - 3rd round Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB - 4th round Rashard Mendenhall, Pit RB - 12th round Jamal Lewis, Cle RB - 18th round Laveranues Coles, Cin WR - 18th round Eddie Royal, Den WR - 18th round Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB - 4th round
I think the only no brainer is MJD. Larry Johnson and Jamal Lewis are teasers, but I'm not too interested in them at all. I'm leaning for Frank Gore (I am the 7th pick in the draft, so he probably won't be available when I can select). Then Matt Schaub since I can use the UTIL spot for a 2nd string QB, and Schaub would cost me an 18th rounder. But I also like Royal and Bowe. What's your suggestion?
You've got a pretty good handle on it. MJD in the 4th is a no-brainer. I'd keep Gore, he is still young and, as an added bonus, should have a great year. With only three keepers and eight teams, I'm not sure I'd keep any QB this side of Drew Brees. Still, I'd put it between VJax and Schaub. I like Bowe, but those other two only cost you a last-round pick.
I'm changing my outlook on this and approaching it this way:
1. Keep players I would not be able to redraft. That means Gore and MJD.
2. Keep players that have the highest value. I'm guessing that means it between Schaub, Royal, V-Jax and Tony Gonzo. I'm now leaning towards Gonzo since he's the elite at the position and has the highest ADP. I wouldn't even have to worry about TE in the draft and the pool of WR in an 8 team league would be fine without taking a 2nd tier QB or WR.