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Topic: Keepers
Membership: Bench Warmer
Joined: August 13
Total Posts: 3
Post Date: 08/19/13 21:37

I'm in a league that let's me have two keepers. My options are:
*Doug Martin (7th round keeper)
*Victor Cruz (16th round keeper)
*Stevan Ridley (6th round keeper)
*Robert Griffin III (10th round keeper)
*Drew Brees (2nd round keeper)
*Frank Gore (4th round keeper)
*Ray Rice (1st round keeper)

Doug Martin seems like a no-brainer as a huge value 7th round keeper. Stevan Ridley and Victor Cruz look like pretty good options (Victor Cruz could be a very good long-term keeper for me). RG3 is risky for the upcoming season, but he could be a fantastic long-term keeper since I drafted him in the 10th round last year. I'm pretty certain that I'll stay away from Ray Rice, Frank Gore, and Drew Brees, but I included them just in case. Any thoughts?

I posted roster/scoring details for my league below. Thanks!
Current Roster Size: 15

Total Starters: 9

Total On Bench: 6 (1 IR)
Position Starters Maximum
Quarterback (QB) 1 4
Running Back (RB) 2 6
Running Back/Wide Receiver (RB/WR) 1 N/A
Wide Receiver (WR) 2 6
Tight End (TE) 1 3
Team Defense/Special Teams (D/ST) 1 3
Place Kicker (K) 1 3
Bench (BE) 6 N/A
Injured Reserve (IR) 1 N/A

Passing Every 25 passing yards (PY25) 1 TD Pass (PTD) 4
Interceptions Thrown (INT) -2 2pt Passing Conversion (2PC) 2

Rushing Every 10 rushing yards (RY10) 1 TD Rush (RTD) 6
50+ yard TD rush bonus (RTD50) 1 2pt Rushing Conversion (2PR) 2
200+ yard rushing game (RY200) 3

Receiving Every 10 receiving yards (REY10) 1 TD Reception (RETD) 6
2pt Receiving Conversion (2PRE) 2 200+ yard receiving game (REY200) 3

Miscellaneous Every 25 kickoff return yards (KR25) 1 Every 25 punt return yards (PR25) 1
Kickoff Return TD (KRTD) 6 Punt Return TD (PRTD) 6
Fumble Recovered for TD (FTD) 6 Fumble Return TD (FRTD) 6

Kicking Each PAT Made (PAT) 1 Each PAT Missed (PATM) -1
Total FG Missed (FGM) -1 FG Made (0-39 yards) (FG0) 3
FG Made (40-49 yards) (FG40) 4 FG Made (50+ yards) (FG50) 5
FG Missed (0-39 yards) (FGM0) -2

Team Defense / Special Teams Each Sack (SK) 1 Interception Return TD (INTTD) 6
Fumble Return TD (FRTD) 6 Kickoff Return TD (KRTD) 6
Punt Return TD (PRTD) 6 Blocked Punt or FG return for TD (BLKKRTD) 6
Blocked Punt, PAT or FG (BLKK) 2 Each Interception (INT) 2
Each Fumble Recovered (FR) 2 Each Safety (SF) 2
0 points allowed (PA0) 5 1-6 points allowed (PA1) 4
7-13 points allowed (PA7) 3 14-17 points allowed (PA14) 1
28-34 points allowed (PA28) -1 35-45 points allowed (PA35) -3
46+ points allowed (PA46) -5 Less than 100 total yards allowed (YA100) 5
100-199 total yards allowed (YA199) 3 200-299 total yards allowed (YA299) 2
350-399 total yards allowed (YA399) -1 400-449 total yards allowed (YA449) -3
450-499 total yards allowed (YA499) -5 500-549 total yards allowed (YA549) -6
550+ total yards allowed (YA550) -7
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Post Date: 08/19/13 22:14
How many are in your league?
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Post Date: 08/20/13 07:09
10 teams
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Post Date: 08/20/13 07:35
Given the value each provides in the round they can be taken it clearly comes down to the first 3 listed for me. WR depth is crazy good this year but getting Cruz in the 16th round is crazy good while your getting Ridley a good 4 rounds earlier as he's a 2nd round pick. However, with the RB depth lacking to being with and we aren't even taking into account all the RB's your competitors are likey to protect my hunch tells me to protect Martin and Ridley as that gives you two solid/stud RB's. I also assume you are starting a flex position and I tend to like that to be a RB.

Taking all of this into account and figuring with your first pick you will still have access to all of the quality rookie RB's out there I would protect Martin and Ridley myself.

Even better in your post is if you look at your competitors and list the (2-3) players they are likely to protect and add those (18-27) players that might even help us more in providing you advice.
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Post Date: 08/20/13 07:58
Not me Martin and Rice provide a solid...pencil them in every week RB tandem...that's who I'd keep.

.1 pt per 2-yard pass, 6-pts. per TD, -2 per INT
.1 pt per yard rush/rec, 6-pts. per TD, (NO-PPR) (QB/RB/WR)
.1 pts per yard rec. , 1-PPR 6-pts. per TD (TE'S ONLY !!!)
START: 1-QB, 1-RB, 1-WR, 1-TE, 1-FLEX (RB/TE) 1-FLEX (RB/WR) 1-PK, 1-DST
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Post Date: 08/20/13 10:42
I'd go with the value here and take Martin and Ridley. Rice is an excellent keeper, but 1st round is where he should be going and he isn't a full 5 rounds better than Ridley (imo).
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Post Date: 08/20/13 18:03
This is a league that will probably still be going a few years down the road. So I'm thinking about future years as well. A few of these guys could give me fantastic value for years (especially Cruz, maybe even RG3...probably Ridley). I actually listed them in the original post in the order of value I was thinking at first.

Other guys' keepers: Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Jamaal Charles, Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Matt Ryan, A.J. Green, Matt Schaub, C.J. Spiller, Jimmy Graham, Alfred Morris.
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Post Date: 08/21/13 17:11
Id go Martin and Cruz based on value and available RBs left based on the other teams keepers... you can still pick up a decent Rb1 or 2 Rb2s and notto mention both have long term value at their respective positions.
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