I have been in a keeper league for 8 years. It is a pretty unique leage; there is 15 teams, we don't have to pick starters, and unfortunately you only count 1 r.b. We count 1 q.b., 1 r.b., 2 w.r.'s, 1 t.e., 1k, and 1 flex (q.b.,r.b.,w.r.,t.e.). Because we don't have to pick a starting line-up, our flex is the highest scoring player not counted. It is a ppr league with w.r.'s getting .5 ppr and t.e.'s getting 1 ppr. No ppr for running backs. T.D.'s are 3 points with q.b.'s getting 2 pts for a t.d. pass.
I had Brady last year and sold my team early because I was not that strong. I traded away players for picks and ended up with 2 first round and 2 second round picks. My protected list was going to be Brady, Addai and Gonzalez, but I made some trades and ended up with Brady, Colston and S.Smith. With 3 keepers it might look crazy to not have a r.b. protected, but with our league being the way it is I figure I can get a way with not having a stud r.b. I am thinking since we do not have to pickour starters, and only have to count one r.b. I can get some good value in the draft.
My question is this: I have the 3rd and 9th pick in the first round, the 12th pick in the second round, 3rd in the third and 1st in the fourth. Because it is such a deep league (15 teams 18 player roster) I am thinking about drafting the best two players available in the first round. When I am done in the 4th round I want to have 2 r.b.'s and a t.e. Should I draft 2 r.b.'s immediately, or go with the best available? I am targeting r.b.'s like L. Washington and Bradshaw later in the draft.