Jul 25, 2007 0
By Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger
As you are having the supplemental draft in your keeper league, be ready to jump early on Michael Turner (RB, SD). Depending on how many players you are allowed to keep will dictate when you have to pull the trigger to select Turner.
The risk of drafting Turner is less than going after a rookie player, because we’ve seen a solid sample size of positive production against NFL competition. It is not a guarantee that he will be a superstar, but he certainly will have fewer questions than someone that has only played against college competition.
It is understood that Turner is a speculative pick, but that does not mean that you will have to bench him this year. If only LaDainian Tomlinson had been on the cover of this year’s Madden video game, you could have counted on Turner playing a lot this year, but regardless, any player can go down at any time and if LT went down, Turner could easily be a top-seven back on the Chargers.
Once the season is over, Turner becomes an unrestricted free agent and the Chargers will not likely be able to sink huge money into a #2 RB unless [...]