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19 Nov 2009

Ronnie Brown in Keeper Leagues

Word is Ronnie has a Lisfranc fracture, which will require surgery and probably keep him out of OTAs.
Is he worth hanging on to in a keeper league? Is he worth picking up if someone else drops him?
The particular leagues I'm looking at use four keepers (have to be from at least three different positions). Does it make a difference if not keeping a player gets you an extra pick at the beginning or end of the draft?

Posted by: Fontes of Wayne on 19 Nov 2009

2 replies , Last at 21 Nov 2009, 7:39pm by dutchtreat

by Snowglare :: Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:49pm

He just got cut in my keeper league (no penalty for keepers, four max), and while my team isn't loaded this year, I'm going to pass. He gets hurt too much. He had fully recovered from that torn ACL this year, and then he breaks his foot. They're not related, and he should be OK next year... until something else happens. I don't think he's worth the headache anymore, though you could do much worse.

Re: Ronnie Brown in Keeper Leagues
by dutchtreat :: Sat, 11/21/2009 - 7:39pm

Keepers are keepers for 2 reasons:
You can count on them to produce week in and week out.
They have upside and potential for future seasons.

I like Ronnie Brown a lot...when he's healthy. You shouldn't have to worry about your keepers. I had Ronnie last year in a keeper league and I didn't even think about keeping him heading into this year. It was too risky. I believe that you lean on your keepers and take risks elsewhere.

If you have him today, I wouldn't keep him if I gain a pick at the beginning of the draft.

What's the risk of picking him up now, if you have the roster spot? nothing. We will know a lot more 6 months from now after the draft and heading into training camps.

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