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30 Jul 2012

Keeper Decision

I play in a 12-team league on ESPN, with one keeper by draft round (free agents are 10th round picks). We start 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, and 1 RB/WR flex. Who is the best value of the below?

Rob Gronkowski - 11th Round
Darren McFadden - 2nd Round
DeMarco Murray - 10th Round
Jamaal Charles - 10th Round

Posted by: kjd199 on 30 Jul 2012

3 replies , Last at 13 Aug 2012, 12:14am by J. Winn

Re: Keeper Decision
by jabrch :: Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:06pm

I would certainly not keep McFadden at the cost of a 2nd rounder - you have better options.

So your choice is a 2nd tier, 2nd round type RB or an elite TE - for a late round pick. If your league is a PPR league, then I'd DEFINITELY go with Gronk. If not, you can make the case for him or either RB. If you keep Gronk, obviously you will need to draft RBs pretty quick - thus you will suffer at WR. Given that I'm not high on Charles off the injury or Murray (no history handling the workload), I'd go with Gronk. But you wouldn't be out of your mind to go with one of the other two. Just don't do McFadden.

Re: Keeper Decision
by dutchtreat :: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:17pm

Gronk in the 11th is great value.

Re: Keeper Decision
by J. Winn (not verified) :: Mon, 08/13/2012 - 12:14am

Gronkowski and Charles are definitely the best values.

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