Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 Pre-Keeper Values: Get Your Thinking Cap On!

Decisions. Decisions. With the countdown to the Brothers Keeper declaration date marching ever closer (date TBD) we have to weigh the values of or final 2012 rosters for the upcoming season. Who will we keep? Who will we throw away?

Every year owners struggle tremendously with this and this year is no different. If it isn't difficult, that means your team has no depth of talent! And that's okay, because you won't have the anguish others will feel for throwing players into the draft pool. Therefore it would be beneficial to the league to post the keeper values for each team's final roster from 2012.

This is has been done in the past on a team by team basis when I post reviews for each team. Last year I had less time and therefore made it just one post with less commentary. This year will be the same. If you are unable to see the values for your team please consult the Yahoo page for your team last year and do your own calculations. You can see some information there and on previous posts here.

I will review the information to see if it is correct. If you see anything that is incorrect please let me know and I will look into it and fix it if need be. However, in my estimate it is pretty accurate.

This year I have the information to know who is and who is not developmental so be sure to review it. If you think a player should be developmental but I don't list them as developmental, please consult the Canons (section II. B.) as some players may have been started on another fantasy team last year and those starts were included in my calculations.

Please log in to the league if you have yet to do so. We will need to nail down a draft date, time, and location. I hope you have a good offseason and wish you all the best as we stare down the beginning of league year activities.

Here is the link to the spreadsheet. From there you might be able to sort the information by team to see your team more succinctly. Otherwise, you also have the visual below.

Please be reminded that if you keep two 1st Round Keepers you will not have a second round pick. Also remember that if you keep two or more from the same round after the 1st round you will need to select a player to move up a round. For instance, one year Yer X-MOM kept two folks who were a 10th round pick. The owner had to choose which player became a 9th round pick from those two. So be sure to indicate this to the Commissioner when you report your keeper selections to him.

If a player was a keeper last year he will move up a round if kept again this year. This reflected in the chart below. The value of players you did not draft but were drafted by another team in 2012 are also reflected in the chart. Please feel free to ask the League Historian or the Commissioner about any clarifications of the Brothers Keeper Canons you may need help with.

Please see below this chart for my best guess on each team's keepers! It is back by popular demand yet without commentary.

My Best Guess at Each Team's 2013 Keepers
Please remember these are my guesses as to what will be done. Not my recommendation on what should be done or what I think is best. I could be way off.

ThePunchin Munchkins (M Peltonen)
Robert Griffin III QB Rd 7, Julio Jones WR Rd 2, M Forte RB Rd 1 and D Moore WR Rd 15 as the developmental eligible keeper.

Holy Smoke (R Johnson)
C Newton QB Rd 14, R White WR Rd 1, V Jackson WR Rd 4 and T Smith WR Rd 7 as developmental. If he doesn't keep V Jackson then he'll keep F Gore.

Yer X-MOM (P Smith)
C Johnson RB Rd 11, A Foster RB Rd 3, M Lynch RB Rd 7, and maybe no one as developmental.

Points ON the Bench (D Kessler)
D Brees QB Rd 1, A Morris Rb Rd 15, and a toss up between C.J. Spiller RB Rd 9 and D Thomas WR Rd 6 for the final keeper spot. If P Thomas RB Rd 8 is kept as developmental eligible then maybe D Thomas WR is kept instead of CJ Spiller RB.

S Smith (Car) WR Rd 14, W Welker WR Rd 4, and P Manning QB Rd 2, and maybe L Blount RB Rd 15 as developmental eligible.

Rmmm's Golden Eagle (D Pilcher)
Rmmm is my pick to go to the championship this year. He'll need D Martin RB Rd 3, D Bryant Rd 7, and T Brady QB Rd 1 or J Graham TE Rd 7 to do do it. D Wilson RB Rd 8 is my guess for his developmental. If he forgoes keeping T Brady he could keep T Romo QB Rd 7 as a developmental instead. M Ingram is also a developmental possibility.

Forever Tide (M Mohler)
V Cruz WR Rd 13, R Gronkowski TE Rd 6, and R Mathews RB Rd 4 will probably be the standard keepers. R Wilson QB Rd 15, C Palmer QB Rd 15, and D Richardson RB Rd 15 all make for interesting choices for developmental eligibility. With L Fitzgerald happy in Arizona, C Palmer is my pick.

Yankinfowlsandfeline (J Smith)
A Rodgers QB Rd 8, T Richardson RB Rd 2, and M Jones-Drew RB Rd 1. James Jones WR Rd 15 makes the most sense as a developmental eligible keeper.

TheSloppyButts (M R Smith)
R Rice RB Rd 1, L McCoy RB Rd 1, and J Charles RB Rd 12 seem pretty clear as normal keepers unless A.J. Green WR Rd 10 and E Decker WR Rd 6 are kept instead. C Kaepernick QB Rd 15 will probably be the developmental eligible keeper.

Ghost (B Garner)
R Wayne WR Rd 6, Cal Johnson WR Rd 1, and A Peterson RB Rd 1, with A Luck QB Rd 12 as the developmental eligible keeper.

1 comment:

  1. And maybe no one as your developmental? I'm not a big believer in Flacco by any means, but the guy is totally worth an 11th round pick.