Haze keeper preview: Sean

Sean finished the Haze 2006 in fourth place, thus earning the No. 4 spot in the keeper declaration draft.

He also owns the No. 9 spot in the first round of the Haze serpentine draft.

Go here to see all the teams and keeper declaration deadlines.

Owner profile

Name: Sean Murray
Career record: 29-26
2006 Highlight: Reggie Bush’s four-touchdown game against the 49ers late last season helped justify Sean’s selection of Bush, a rookie, in the second round of the draft last season.

Haze keeper rules in a nutshell

Each Haze owner gets the opportunity to keep two players in the round the player was originally drafted for the first season. Every subsequent season the player is kept, he moves up one round in the draft.

Since this is the first keeper season for Haze, all keepers will be kept in the round originally drafted.

Sean’s list of eligible keepers

  • Rudi Johnson, Bengals (1st round)
  • Reggie Bush, Saints (2nd round)
  • Anquan Boldin, Cardinals (3rd round)
  • Carson Palmer, Bengals (4th round)
  • Joey Galloway, Buccaneers (5th round)
  • Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs (6th round)
  • Eddie Kennision, Chiefs (8th round)
  • Mike Furrey, Lions (8th round)
  • Eric Moulds, Titans (8th round)
  • Desmond Clark, Bears (8th round)
  • Josh Brown, Seahawks (8th round)
  • Neil Rackers, Cardinals (9th round)
  • Dominic Rhodes, Raiders (10th round)
  • Mark Brunell, Redskins (11th round)
  • Jacksonville D (14th round)

Hazean analysis

Haze owners Michael McNeil and Blaine Clancy team up to analyze the potential keepers for each owner in a PTI-like debate. Enjoy!

Clancy: Is there any guy more reliable in fantasy football than Rudi Johnson? You can pencil in 12 touchdowns and about 1400 yards from this guy. Rudi gets it done week in and week out. He should match his performance from the previous three seasons as the Bengals’ offense continues to roll through opposing defenses.

While he probably will not win the rushing title this year, Reggie Bush makes his money in the receiving game. He has good hands and is very explosive when given a little room to run. He started slow in 2006 by not recording a rushing or receiving touchdown until week 9, but finished strong with nine total touchdowns. Bush will improve his rushing stats this season, as well as find the endzone a few more times.

McNeil: Yes, Rudi Johnson is consistent and Reggie Bush is a good value in the second round. But Sean’s best bet is to keep Bush in the second round and Carson Palmer in the fourth round.

The only reason Sean landed Palmer in the fourth round last year was because of the knee injury he suffered late in the 2005 season. Otherwise, Palmer could have been a second-round draft pick, especially in a leauge like Haze where quarterbacks earn six points per touchdown. Now, Sean arguably gets the second-best quarterback in the league in the fourth round, Bush in the second, and first and third round picks to fill out his starting roster.


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