I’m after some advice on who people think I should select as my 2 keepers. Our rules are that you can keep a player 1 round after you draft them or in round 15 if they were signed from the waiver wire.
Ekeler is a no brainer in round 15 (First timer released him before the first game)
Who should I then take for Full PPR?
Dalvin Cook - Round 2
Davante Adams - Round 3
Joe Mixon - Round 6
Mark Andrews - Round 6
Deebo Samuel - Round 15
Cam Akers - Round 15
Amon-Ra St Brown - Round 15
TJ Hockenson - Round 15
Travis Etienne - Round 15
Dalvin in the 2nd - he hasn’t played a full season in forever. During the 13-14 games he plays, he’ll be great. But you will probably have to replace him in 3-4 games, which could include the playoffs.
Mixon in the 6th is an option. He played by far his most productive of his 5 NFL seasons last year. The question is if we can expect him to repeat that, or if some regression is due.
And Etienne has too much PPR potential to pass on him when you can get him essentially for free.
This per-game stat average doesn’t sound unrealistic:
4 catches = 4 FFP
40 receiving yards = 4 FFP
8-10 carries for 30 yards = 3 FFP
0.5 TD = 3 FFP
These stats would mean he has to split his carries with Robinson, doesn’t get a ton of passes and isn’t a prime target in the red zone. Far from a best case scenario. Still, the scores would add up to 238 FFP for the season. That would have made him the #8 RB in PPR last year.
In his last year in college, he ran for 76 yards per game, caught 4 passes for 50 yards, and scored 1.33 TDs per game on average. Now I certainly do not expect him to repeat those number in the NFL. But it gives you an idea of his PPR upside.