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10 Aug 2009

Super deep keeper league, who to take a waiver on?

12 person league, 3 WRs start per week, 20 player teams, keep 3 'first day' picks (from first couple of rounds) and 3 'second day' picks from later rounds, so it really encourages you to tag a young guy and let him develop. Draft is this Saturday.

The last round is always a spitball shot on some young RB or receiver who might turn out. I pick second to last this year. I was thinking of targeting Syndric Steptoe (CLE) since he had a good preseason. Mike Wallace (PIT) is having a really good camp and might still be around for me. Any other suggestions?

My day 2 keepers are Aaron Rodgers, DeSean Jackson, and DeAngelo Williams, so I need to pick someone who's potential ceiling (not likely result) is at least as high as Jackson. If there isn't anyone like that, I'll snag some AFC or NFC West defense for the matchup potentials.

Posted by: drobviousso on 10 Aug 2009

2 replies , Last at 12 Aug 2009, 4:59pm by drobviousso

Re: Super deep keeper league, who to take a waiver on?
by Dan :: Tue, 08/11/2009 - 7:33am

Do you know that Steptoe is out for the season? You can get him for cheap next year.

I think a backup RB is your best bet for someone who could break out this year and prove that he's worth keeping. Bernard Scott, James Davis, and Justin Forsett are nice because they could take over the starting job. Andre Brown and Kevin Jones could be other options if they're available. I'm not sure if they're deep enough sleepers, but at WR I'd consider Robert Meachem, Brandon Rideau, Malcolm Floyd, or Austin Collie. They all have some talent and a top QB. But it sounds like you'd have to drop one of Rodgers, Jackson, or Williams at the end of the season in order to keep the player, which means that it's probably not worth the trouble. Just build your team for this year (although you could still draft one of these players if you like him as a deep sleeper for this season).

Re: Super deep keeper league, who to take a waiver on?
by drobviousso :: Wed, 08/12/2009 - 4:59pm

Thanks for the list.

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