12man 10-keeper 1/2 PPR league. 1QB, 1RB, 2WR, 1TE, 2 Flex and we keep players for the original round. Waiver wire pickups are kept for a last round pick (kinda stupid i know). Won the title first year and my keeper options at the end of season looked like this:
AJ Green (1), Michael Thomas (2), Rob Gronkowski (3), Keenan Allen (4), Kareem Hunt (8), Matthew Stafford (9), Kirk Cousins (13), Julian Edelman (14) and Devante Parker, Randall Cobb, Sterling Shepard, Trey Burton all for a 17th pick.
That’s too many players with value and i can only keep 10 so i decided to make a couple trades in order to consolidate the value i had. In addition i had the 2.1 draft pick from a trade earlier in the season. In our league that is the 3rd overall pick (since 2 people won’t be keeping their 1st round choices).
Originally i traded away Gronk (3) and Stafford (9) to get Joe Mixon (3). Gronk is a beast and a difference maker, but i’m quite scared of his injuries and all the stories about him retiring sooner rather than later. Also an injury to Brady could really harm his potential. Stafford is a solid value at the 9th round, but i have Kirk already and QB’s don’t mean all that much in non-Superflex. Mixon on the other hand has great potential, is young and i definately need a second good RB option besides Kareem.
Second trade was the 2.1 pick (3rd overall) and Devante Parker (17) for Zach Ertz (8). I don’t really believe in Parker but his stock is way up right now with Landry leaving. The 2.1 pick could give me a Rashaad Penny or Darius Guice but next year i would have to decide between him and Michael Thomas on who to keep with my 2nd round pick. On the other hand Ertz gives me an elite option at TE, replaces Gronk and despite the lower ceiling has a much more stable situation. Plus i get to keep him for a mere 8th round pick from now on.
So after the moves my keepers look like this:
AJ Green (1), Michael Thomas (2). Joe Mixon (3), Keenan Allen (4), Kareem Hunt (8), Zach Ertz (8), Kirk Cousins (13), Julian Edelman (14), Randall Cobb (17). Sterling Shepard (17)
How do you guys think i did? Fire away!