Over the next few months, we plan to take a look at each team and dig deep to recommend sleepers, breakout options as well as players with inflated values – ideal trade candidates if they are sitting on your keeper league roster.
Today we present an in-depth article from Ken Kelly (DynastyLeagueFootball.com) that takes a look at a few players worth pedaling on the trade market . Some of the players overachieved this past season while others are injury risks and could be in store for a rapid decline.
Roy Helu and Reggie Bush are young enough to consider as solid keepers but one has to wonder whether the 2011 production was truly there ceiling. Washington could give serious consideration to Trent Richardson with their top 10 pick and Miami will likely incorporate Daniel Thomas more into the game plan in his 2nd NFL season.
Run DMC and Rashard Mendenhall will be two high risk / high reward options heading into the draft but I can’t see taking either player in the first round despite the upside potential. Isaac Redman proved his worth in the Wildcard round and he will likely get a bigger piece of the Steeler pie next season as Rashard looks to mend from his torn ACL. The firing of Hue Jackson in Oakland has fantasy owners scratching their heads as he was able to bring the silver & black offense back to respectability. Mcfadden’s injury history is troublesome (missed 19 games over his 4 year career) which could lead Oakland to bring back impending free agent Michael Bush. Regardless, the explosive potential aside (topped 150 yards twice in first three games) – you can’t afford to risk missing your first round fantasy pick for a quarter of the season (all but a lock if you roll with Run DMC).