#1 By: James Sylva, January 8th, 2018 23:40
It's my first time playing in a Keeper League and we are keeping one player. My decision on who to keep isn't final until July so I'm searching for advise from you seasoned pros. My league allows me to keep any current player on my roster or any free agent available up until the July deadline. There's also trades that can be made between owners before the deadline.
Currently on my roster I have these players which I see worthy as Keepers:
Out of these which one would be the best Keeper for 2018 season.
#2 By: bmoff, January 9th, 2018 10:08
I think you have to keep Thomas. He's basically a 1st round pick at this point, who still has youth and upside... Diggs would be my second choice, only because I'm concerned about turnover in their offense with Keenum and Shurmur possibly leaving. Hill is solid, but not a 1st rounder. Fitz, no. Love Wentz and Watson, but they've got some big question marks at this point.
#3 By: Matt, January 10th, 2018 09:19
Agreed on Thomas. The way I would determine a keeper in a league where each player costs the same is, who will be drafted earliest? Do I want that person on my team? If the answer to the second question is yes, you have your keeper. If not, keep repeating the process until you get a yes. So for your squad, it's clear that Thomas will be drafted earliest (late first, early second, and I think it's likely that you would want him on your team).
It gets more complicated where players cost different prices (i.e., a player costs whatever their draft status was the previous year, etc.), because then you need to try to balance how much they cost relative to where they would normally be drafted.
#4 By: James Sylva, January 10th, 2018 11:42
As you put it "the cost of the player " is their previous year draft position. I picked up MThomas in the early 2nd round. So if I did decide to keep him then I'd have a first round pick to choose and MT would be my second.
#5 By: Matt, January 10th, 2018 11:57
Well then that changes the strategy a lot. Could you list the players you are considering keeping along with their cost?