Fantasy Keeper League Advice; Receivers
Pick of the Day – Wizards @ Sonics
Washington Wizards @ Seattle Sonics
Wednesday, March 21st – 10:00 PM ET
The Seattle Sonics host the Washington Wizards in Sea-Town on Wednesday Night. The Sonics are above .500 at home, while the Wizards have really struggled on the road, going 11-20 thus far. Look for Antawn Jamison make his mark on this game for the Wiz.
Bottom Line: I like the Wizards in this one, if only because the Sonics shant be 4 point favorites against anyone. I know the Wiz struggle on the road, but since Jamison’s return, Washington has been playing pretty solid basketball, something Seattle has forgotten how to play. Gilbert Arenas is still having problems with his on again off again shooting stroke, but every single top flight point guard in the league seems to have their best game against Seattle. That being said, I see the Wiz pulling this out on the roade, for only their 12th win away this season. The Wiz are only 5-4 in their last 9, but lost those 4 games by a total of 8 points, never once losing by more than 3. So take the Wiz with the spread, they’ve made that bet safe over their last 9 games.
Fantasy Keeper League Advice; Receivers: First of all don’t forget to check out my NCAA Tournament Bracket as I stil have 11 of the 16 teams left. Now for the good stuff. I know many Dynasty (full roster) Keeper League’s are being drafted right now, and one ridiculous theme I’ve seen holding true in many drafts is 30+ year old receivers really tumbling down draft boards. In one league I drafted, Brandon Marshall went a couple rounds ahead of Hines Ward, and 10 picks before Darrell Jackson. It wasn’t just a one time thing, as players like Joey Galloway, TJ Housmandzadeh, and Torry Holt are getting picked way below their value, and TJ’s only 29. So, listen to me closely, take full advantage of the ignorance or wide receiver age. Remember, picking a 30 year old receiver is like taking a 27 year old running back, that’s how many years you have left, 3 to 4. It’s not rocket science, running backs free fall from 30 to 31 and receivers often play past 35, but 34 is still a pretty productive year for receivers (see Marvin Harrison). Don’t be afraid to take receivers who are aging, but don’t expect to get 3 more productive seasons from a 34 year old either. Be smart with age, but don’t overdo it and start taking players who have “future” over guys who are “Pro Bowlers”. In one league, I have TJ, Ward, D-Jack, Galloway, (16 team league, none selected before the 4th round) and a couple young guys like Mark Bradley (highly underrated with Mushin slowing down) and Bryant Johnson near the end of the 20 round draft. Don’t forget about age in full roster keeper leagues, but then again, don’t let it run your draft, either. Get the value! That’s always rule #1!