I’m in an 8 team full point ppr Keeper League. We essentially have a keeper round and then the draft begins. You can choose to not keep a player too and the lowest seeded team then gets the real first overall pick of all remaining players.
I’m considering keeping Mahomes or Hill (Hill finished as the wr 1 in our league) from my roster. I also have AB, OBJ, Chubb, DJ and Gordon. I pick last in the snake (Champs!!) and am hoping Hill and Kelce both fall to me with that turn around pick so I can get the band back together if you will. That trio (quartet when I had Hunt) was unstoppable most weeks.
Typically QBS aren’t taken in my league until round 5 or later but am I wrong to consider Mahomes a special case worthy of my Keeper selection? He averaged 40 pts a game in my league, nearly 10 more than the number 2 QB Matt Ryan, 16 more pts a game than Hill and 13.5 more pts a game than Saquon who make up the number 1 ranked skill positions in my league. I can’t let him get away right?
Again, typically no one chooses a QB until round 5 so keeping Hill and grabbing Kelce and Mahomes at the turn is a possibility. But I just can’t see one of the other teams not grabbing Mahomes to go with their keeper. If I had to predict the other 7 keepers, they’d be - Nobody for the first overall pick, Zeke for #2, Saquon #3, Lev Bell #4(? Maybe nobody), Kamara #5, Gurley #6, McCaffery #7 and then my choice. The idea of going with the Kelce/Hill/Mahomes core and building around them is the current plan but I wonder if it’s the best plan?