by Those About To Rock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:45 am
AP will be back at full strength next season, and he'll be close at the end of this season. An 80% AP is better than 100% of almost every back in the league, and he'll be doing better when you need him most (during the end of the fantasy season!)
If you keep < 2 do you get early picks to make up for it? If so, what would be your draft spot? If you can lock into an early pick, I would do so.
If you have to keep 2, I would go Wallace and AP. Wallace can still look like a top 5 keeper WR. His value is low now but he could be fighting for pay, and Brown could draw more attention away from him.
AP you're hoping he has a strong Nov/Dec so you can justify keeping him in 2013. I think that's still worth more than Welker in non-PPR. Too many TD threats in NE for me to invest too highly in Welker this year.
I would spend a couple picks on reaches to improve your keepers for next year if you can manage. Like take Dez earlier. Take Stewart earlier. Take Martin or Wilson earlier. Etc.
AP and Wallace. Yeah his injury was atrocious last year, but Vikings offense is nearly as bad, and he's the centerpoint of that team as long as he is healthy enough to play. In a PPR then I would take Welker, but it isn't. But I heard that AP may not be back for a couple weeks to begin the season, so I'd be wary of that.