YEAH! Love it when a plan comes together! That was your question (re: Watson) in yesterday's thread, right?! Awesome it worked out for you.
Watson is very clearly Rodgers preferred red zone target now. Tonyan stock way down. Five TDs in 2 games, this is big.
I was only able to get Watson in 2 of my leagues. Unfortunately, one of them is my recreational bragging rights league with buddies, so it's the least important, and the other is the keeper league in a complete rebuilding season and I am 1-9 in very last place. I've never gotten last place before in a fantasy league, in about 21 years of playing fantasy (probably a lie, I probably did once the first year or two). At any rate, I played Watson (in both leagues) so perhaps this week I notch my 2nd win.
I'm really not trying to win in this league, worst record gets the first pick in next year's draft, and there are 5 keepers (with no pick forfeitures for keeps) in this league so valuable players in the draft go quick.
I've been moving some players for draft capital next year. Most recently I traded Foreman and a 5th rounder for Kareem Hunt and a 2nd.
Leading me to my fantasy topic I wanted to talk about today. In keeper leagues, I'm trying to target those players that are pending free agents that might find themselves in better situations. Kareem Hunt is a guy I have coveted in this league because it looks like the Browns will have no interest in retaining him, and he's a free agent. He's still just young enough (next year will be his age 28 season), and low tread on the tires. So the way I look at it, he is a potential strong keeper if he lands somewhere that he can be the feature back...could be a huge fantasy asset next year.
That said, I do have someone who is interested in acquiring him from me, and he low-balled me with a 4th rounder and a non-asset. I countered saying I need a third, even though all those things I said about Hunt would make him a slam-dunk keep in our league or a 1st round pick if I didn't keep him, there's certainly risk that none of that will work out (market is not there for him, he doesn't get the opportunity he wants, injury, or retirement).
So hoping to capitalize and get more draft capital.
I also earlier traded Justin Herbert, a 4th rounder and a 10th rounder (last round of the draft in this league) for Tom Brady and a 3rd rounder and a 5th rounder.
Next week is trading deadline and I would like to move Gus Edwards, D.K. Metcalf, Christian Kirk, and potentially Raheem Mostert before then. I also have Josh Palmer who I would like to move but doubt he will have any trade value without re-injury to Williams or Allen.
This leads me to a group of players of which I will need to select 5 keepers out of, and I'm pretty happy with this group:
RBs: Rachaad White, J.K. Dobbins, Brian Robinson, Hunt and Gus Edwards (if I can't move them).
WRs: Christian Watson, Kadarius Toney, Jameson Williams, Drake London, and Christian Kirk (again if I can't move him)
Darkhorse would be Trevor Lawrence if he makes a major step forward by the end of the year. But I don't like using a keep on QB. Losing sucks but rebuilding is fun.
I definitely agree with the call on Amari Cooper, btw.
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