During a keeper league draft does the possible keeper potential of a player ever outweigh a possibly better pick. I’m in a 3-man keeper league. Our keepers are rounds 1-3 of the draft. My keepers are Michael Thomas, Isaiah Crowell and Demaryius Thomas. Nothing special. PPR. I know with my first pick I could possibly select Jordy Nelson or one of the top rookie RBs. We can keep guys forever. Getting any of these top rookies RBs in the 4th round is decent value. And could potentially be a keeper for a long time. But Jordy Nelson is a stellar pick. I suppose it also depends on how many years Jordy will play at a high level.
So I’m not necessarily asking who I should pick, but what goes through your head when it comes to making decisions like this. Is it to take the better player no matter what and win now and let the keeper chips fall where they may? Or do you draft with an eye on future seasons?