So every week this year I have been telling you late draft picks that have great keeper value in your respective leagues. This has led me to identify players like James Robinson, Chase Claypool, Justin Jefferson, Myles Gaskin, and more. Hopefully you took this advice early on and profited! But now that we are in week 8, we need to change the game a little bit. All those guys are now owned, so who’s next?? Introducing the SUPER deep Keeper Stock Watch! Enjoy!
- Denzel Mims – I’m starting off with an Adam Gase player. This does not bode well. But the simple fact is that Mims profiles as an absolute Tier 1 WR in the league based on size and measurables alone. This is a Julio Jones sized-player in a horrid situation. But remove a Gase from the equation and we have what could be a fantasy goldmine in the coming years.
- A.J. Dillon – Aaron Jones just can’t stay healthy. Add to this a possible situation where he walks after the year and perhaps that opens the door for Dillon to take over. Currently that job is firmly Jamaal Williams’, but it doesn’t mean that’s how 2021 will look. I want the starting running back in an Aaron Rodgers offense, period.
- Antonio Brown – Why not? Great situation, still (in theory) able to produce and should cost you absolutely nothing to acquire right now and hold onto. If he is still available, absolutely take a chance and cross your fingers he doesn’t screw up. Honorable mentions in this category also include Dez Bryant, Alshon Jeffery, and Josh Gordon, for the record.
- Bryan Edwards – With all the Nelson Agholor love coming out of Las Vegas these days (that was a half-sentence I never thought would exist), it’s easy to forget that Gruden drafted what projected to be an absolute stud in Edwards in 2020. Injured since the beginning of the year, Edwards hasn’t had the opportunity to do much yet for the Raiders, but that just means you can scoop him up cheaply now.
- Quintez Cephus – Cephus is in the same category as Dillon above, with the impending free agency of Marvin Jones and the continued contract negotiations with Kenny Golladay. I like Cephus as a dark horse to start 2021 in two-wide sets in Detroit, assuming they don’t find a way to screw it up before then (spoiler alert: they will).
- JaMycal Hasty – SOMEONE has to stay healthy and upright for Kyle Shanahan. Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, and Jeff Wilson have all failed at the task. Perhaps Hasty is the one to step up?
- DeeJay Dallas – SOMEONE has to stay healthy and upright for Pete Carroll. Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, and Travis Homer have all failed at the task. Perhaps Dallas is the one to step up? Am I stuck on repeat?
- Zack Moss – Moss has been a stalwart of the year-long Keeper Stock Watch, so it should be little surprise that he shows up here as well. While not a true-three down back profile, Moss has looked agile, powerful, and showcased good hands lately, all of which may add up to him continuing to push Devin Singletary aside.
- Donovan Peoples-Jones – OBJ and Jarvis Landry are always hurt. One or both may not even be in Cleveland next year. Could Peoples-Jones, a dangerous weapon at the University of Michigan be the future in the Dawg Pound? Baker to DPJ has a nice ring to it…
- Courtland Sutton – Huh? Isn’t he injured? Absolutely. Out for the year. BUT, this is a good reminder that if your league allows for it, Sutton potentially could be picked up and kept next year for cheap if he has been dropped already. Other players in this situation include Dak Prescott, Odell Beckham, Marlon Mack, and Saquon Barkley.
Throughout the season, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter @fantasysharkMJ. If you have any burning questions/topics you’d like me to address, let me know. Good luck and keep keeping ahead of the competition!