Early Keeper/Dynasty League Thoughts

We know many subscribers are always looking not just toward this season but for future seasons.

With that in mind, here’s a short list of the players to keep an eye on who could start in 2009 and beyond that are under the radar a bit

Quarterback

Kevin Kolb/Philadelphia (Dynasty) - Donovan McNabb looks great but if he gets hurt again, Kolb could be the guy in 2009.

Chad Henne/Miami (Dynasty) – He has a really strong arm and has good ability. He should start by 2010.

Derrick Ward/New York Giants (Dynasty) – Keep in mind he’s on a one-year deal and he won’t start with the Giants so he could be the starter somewhere else in 2009. He’s a powerback that could carry the rushing load for another team.

Tim Hightower/Arizona (Dynasty/Keeper) – I was on him actually on the post-draft podcast we had but I will admit I didn’t think he would be a factor this quickly. His OC Todd Haley said Hightower reminds him of Marion Barber who Haley coached a few years back with Dallas. Not only do I agree with that, I think he has more speed. Get Hightower now if you’re in a dynasty or keeper league.

Leon Washington/New York Jets (Dynasty) – Sooner or later the coaching staff will realize what they have in this guy and they’ll get him the ball more. He has special talent and Thomas Jones may not be back next season.

Steve Slaton/Houston (Dynasty/Keeper) – There’s no way Ahman Green comes back next year and Slaton is a good fit for their offensive scheme.

Ryan Torain/Denver (Dynasty) – Forget this season but the team really likes Torain’s size. They also like the way he runs and the coaches feel he’s a good fit for their zone rushing scheme.

Jordy Nelson/Green Bay (Dynasty) – We expect him to start by 2010 if not before and the coaches love him. He’s in a great offense.

Josh Morgan/San Francisco (Dynasty) – He’ll likely be in a WRBC this season but keep in mind Bryant Johnson is on a one-year deal so Morgan could be the man in 2009 for this passing game.

Robert Meachem/New Orleans (Dynasty) – This is essentially his rookie season so forget him for 2008. But the team DID draft him to be a starter and he’s in a great passing game. Now is the time to get him.

Devin Thomas/Washington (Dynasty) – Forget this season but they drafted him to eventually be a starter in 2009 and beyond. He has a lot of upside but he’s also a bit raw.

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6 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    Hey Caplan,

    Nice list bud.. Got be really thinking about swooping up Torain in my Keeper league. Thomas (you should have drafter Urlacher) Jones is no longer on the Cards

  2. Frank says:

    Keeper/Dynasty notes and thoughts are always appreciated !

  3. Frank says:

    I have Kolb, Hightower, and Nelson on my 17-man Dynasty team (Start: 1 QB, 1 RB, 3 WR/TE, 1 Flex, 1 PK.) I drafted then dropped Thomas. Thanks for the validation.

  4. Adam Caplan says:

    I’ll do this again in about four weeks. Should have a more robust list by then.

    The whole front Eagle office loves Kolb, he’s their guy for the future for sure.

  5. Clark says:

    Do you think Chris Johnson(Titans) or Tim Hightower have the best future?

  6. Dan says:

    trying to decide between MJD and Sammy Morris this week. any thoughts would be appreciated.

    thx

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