Just got eliminated from the playoffs in my keeper league. Honestly, I'd have been out next week anyway since I have both Evans AND Chark...First year of the league and first year I've ever done a keeper league. We are able to keep 3 keepers and since this is the first year, keepers cost an original round draft pick. We can't keep 1st or 2nd rounders. The compound cost each year is that the keeper cost goes up half the previous year's draft cost. Meaning keeping a 10th rounder this year will cost a 5th rounder in year 2 (5 is half of 10). This makes waiver gems actually cost something in years 2 and 3 vs just increasing the cost 1 round each year.
So for those of you who have played keeper leagues before, what has been your experience as to the most valuable positions to hold onto? My initial thought is to focus on RBs and WRs in the lower draft value range. A) TO keep them longer at less of a draft pick hit and (B) because you can stream QBs and TEs well. Below is my roster and those in bold are the ones I'm thinking about keeping. I'll have to limit it to 3 by next summer. BTW - Waiver pickups cost 12th rnd and if you keep multiple wiavers it just increases the other waivers by 1 rnd (1st waiver = 12th, 2nd waiver = 11th). I'm keeping Jacobs for SURE, so I have 2 more spots to keep 2 of Singletary, Penny, Chark and Waller. I'm leaning Chark and Singletary at the moment.
QB - WIlson (10th Rnd)
RB - Zeke (not eligible to keep)
RB - Carson (3rd)
RB - Jacobs (4th)
RB - Singletary (12th)
RB - Penny (8th)
WR - Julio (not eligible to keep)
WR - Evans (not eligible to keep)
WR - Chark (12th)
TE - Waller (12th)
ALSO - We don't name our waivers until 1 week before the season starts, so a lot can change. If Carson hits IR for the year for example, Penny is an instant keep. Just trying to get strategy to plan around in the off season.