So I am in a 10-team keeper league, standard scoring, with 0.5 PPR. Each team is allowed to keep 3 players each year, with the caveot being that you can't keep a player for more than 3 consecutive years, no player that was drafted in rounds 1-3 the previous year can be kept, and that the draft pick you sacrifice is based on where the player was selected the year before. (Ex: 10th round in 2010, sacrifice 8th round pick in 2011; 4th round in 2010=2nd rounder in 2011, 14th-17th rounds in 2010=12th round in 2011)
Here are the players that I can choose from to keep and the draft picks I will need to give up for each. The number in parentheses is the number of times a player has been "kept" already. Ray Rice and Jamaal Charles are no brainers, but I need to decide on a 3rd to keep. Also worth mentioning is that I have the 3rd overall pick this year. And some notable players that I am guessing will be kept by others include: LT, Hakeem Nicks, Michael Crabtree, Darren McFadden, Aaron Hernandez, Sidney Rice, Michael Vick, Mike Williams (TB), LeSean McCoy, Dez Bryant, Dustin Keller, Arian Foster, Rashard Mendenhall, Stevie Johnson, Miles Austin, Jermichael Finley, LaGarrette Blount, Peyton Hillis, Joseph Addai, and Dwayne Bowe.
(1) DeSean Jackson- 3rd (1) Ray Rice- 7th (1) Jamaal Charles- 10th Matt Cassel - 12th Jacob Tamme- 12th Wes Welker- 2nd Ahmad Bradshaw- 10th Joe Flacco- 9th Mike Goodson- 12th Donald Brown- 12th Vincent Jackson- 4th Shaun Suisham- 12th New England- 12th Ryan Torain- 12th
Any thoughts on who my 3rd keeper should be? I have 3 or 4 I am considering.
At first glance the top 3 players on your list look to be the clear cut choices for your keepers, and by the looks of it they were last years decision as well.
I really do like the value of Bradshaw in the 10th, and the fact that he can be plugged in to the starting flex position pretty much makes it a no brainer for me to keep him, and then go WR crazy in the draft.
Chances are you may end up getting Jackson back to you with that 3rd choice anyway.
Looking at the possible keeper list of your league mates, there doesn't seem to be that many wide outs. Because of that I have to +1 the Ahmad Bradshaw recommendation. Bradshaw might not produce as much as he did last year with head coach Tom Coughlin wanting to get Brandon Jacobs more carries, but Bradshaw will still be a productive flex play. Having your backs squared away going into the draft is a great thing to have. Also, as far as Philladelphia Eagles receivers I'm not sure DeSean Jackson is the wide out I'd want from that team. He has the big play ability but Jeremy Maclin's developed into a favorite of Mike Vick, so targets could be interesting.