2017 Keeper and Dynasty League Strategies

There are few things better than conceiving and executing your draft plan with precision. Imagine, in 2016, if you started your squad with David Johnson in the first round, Jordy Nelson in the second, and LeSean McCoy in the third to get your draft rolling, followed by later picks of Michael Thomas and Dak Prescott to form an unstoppable team.

You built a near-perfect franchise, and you rolled over the other scrubs in your league and won a championship. However, not too long after you receive the trophy to commemorate your great achievement, the buzzkill of knowing your team of the century has been disbanded starts to set in.

You, my friend, are the reason "keeper" leagues were created. You want to draft unknown players who turn into stars and keep them as long as you see fit. Or you at least want to draft a superstar a year or two before he’s actually considered a superstar. Not only that, but you want to be able to make the far-reaching decisions of an actual NFL executive, a junior version of Jerry Jones, without the billions an...

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John Hansen

By launching FantasyGuru.com in 1995, John Hansen became one of the true pioneers of fantasy sports reporting and analysis. Over the last 22 years his fantasy coverage has been seen and heard on ESPN.com, NFL Network, NFL.com, SiriusXM, DirecTV, and more. In 2013 he was inducted into the Fantasy Sports Writers' Association's Hall of Fame. Be sure to follow John on Twitter at @Fantasy_Guru.