Did your keeper league team miss the playoffs? 

If you’re in a keeper league and your team is out of the playoffs (but your league still allows you to make roster moves), it’s time to start thinking about next year. Unlike re-draft leagues, you can’t sit back and forget that your fantasy team even exists at this point…because there is always next year, so you need to be prepared. Similar to my concept of a Post-draft Draft that I explained before the season began, I figured I’d draft up a list of players that are poised to break-out (or at least make some kind of fantasy impact) next season, and could be picked up now in preparation…


Kellen Clemens (QB-NYJ): Of the quarterbacks on this list, Clemens has had the most experience and hasn’t performed all that badly. Even though his team is 3-9, Clemens has kept the team close in a few of the losses and his defense can be blamed for a few others. Clemens should only get better next season with a year of experience under his belt and better chemistry with the skill players.

JaMarcus Russell (QB-OAK): With the least experience of all the quarterbacks on this list so far, Russell could also have the most potential. In his first real experience, Russell played fairly well, going 4-of-7 for 56 yards, but throwing 0 TD and 0 INT. Depending on your league’s rules, you may be able to watch Russell play a few more games before making an ultimate decision, but Russell has a chance to be a pretty solid quarterback in the NFL. If you don’t scoop him up now, make sure to keep an eye on him in next season’s draft.

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