27 Jun 2009
I'm joining a 14 team keeper league that's in it second year already. There's three available teams and I'm trying to decide which one to take over (and I kinda need some help). There are contracts but I can only give out a one year extension to one player per year for players that I kept. It sounds complicated but I'll explain how it effects each team. Scoring is standard except for .5 points per reception and .15 points per completion. 18 man rosters starting 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR, K, D/ST. Here's the teams:
Lendale White (2 years)
Felix Jones (2 years)
+ 4th pick in rookie draft and 4th pick in regular draft (not a snake draft)
Basically my extension power is going to be used to keep Calvin Johnson around most likely. Therefore LT, Rodgers, and Ginn are gone after this year. White and Jones have two years left before I decide if I want to extend one of them for a year or Calvin again. No player can be kept longer than five years but I can give 2 players in each year's draft extensions. Basically, all players not kept will be in the draft again this year and I can extend two of them for multiple years so it's not like Johnson is the only player that I'm keeping. Also, I get the highest pick of the three teams. At the least, I think this team has a good chance to compete this year.
Tony Romo (2 years)
Matt Ryan (2 years)
Marshawn Lynch (2 years)
+ 6th pick in rookie draft and 6th pick in regular draft
If I use the extensions right, I could have Romo for 2 more years, and then Lynch for 3 years and Ryan for 4 years (or Ryan for 3 and Lynch for 4). However, the other two keepers are garbage. It seems like this team is built well for the future but I don't like their prospects for this year, especially in a 1 QB league. I don't have a ton of keeper experience so I'm not sure how to value Ryan. Lynch is much better than any RB on Team #1 or Team #3.
Darren McFadden (2 years)
Leon Washington (2 years)
+ 8th pick in rookie draft and 8th pick in regular draft
This team seems worse than the other two. There's some potential but not enough of a sure thing. Plus, they have the lowest draft pick, which is important because it isn't a snake draft.
Basically I think the choice is down to Team #1 and Team #2. I was leaning towards Team #1 but now I am not sure. Calvin is the best keeper but Lynch is a stud as well. I think Team #1 has the clear edge for this year but after that the Romo/Lynch/Ryan combo (multi-year keepers) is better than the Calvin/Lendale White/Felix Jones one right? This is only slightly helped by the fact the Team #1's draft chocies are 2 picks higher, although this could help me get an impact rookie. How much value should I place in down-the-line team prospects? Which team are you guys taking?
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this.
13 replies , Last at 24 Jul 2009, 4:37pm by bingo762