Haze keeper preview: Aaron

Aaron finished 8th in his first Haze season and owns the No. 8 spot in the keeper declaration draft.

He also owns the No. 5 spot in the first round of the Haze serpentine draft.

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

Owner profile

Name: Aaron Kadkhodai
Career record: 5 – 8
2006 Highlight: Won more games last season than long-time Haze members Michael McNeil, Alston McWilliams and Marc Budyach.

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.

Aaron’s list of eligible keepers

  • Steve Smith, Panthers (1st round)
  • Tiki Barber, Giants (1st round)
  • Jeremy Shockey, Giants (3rd round)
  • Hines Ward, Steelers (4th round)
  • Marc Bulger, Rams (5th round)
  • Deuce McAllister, Saints (7th round)
  • Isaac Bruce, Rams (8th round)
  • Travis Henry, Broncos (8th round)
  • Mark Clayton, Ravens (8th round)
  • Leon Washington, Jets (8th round)
  • Brett Favre, Packers (10th 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: Although he will split carries with Reggie Bush this year, Deuce McAllister still will get the majority of the carries when the Saints are close to the goal line. Also, RBBC will allow him to stay fresh throughout the season so you will get a healthy McAllister once the fantasy playoffs start.

Travis Henry will be the feature back in a system that makes ordinary running backs look like stars. Denver will be a runningback haven for Henry, who saw success in Tennessee behind a porous offensive line. Going as a top-15 pick in most drafts, Aaron will be getting good value on Henry as an 8th rounder.

McNeil: Aaron was able to grab Travis Henry off the waiver wire last season and stash him away on his roster. In the offseason, Henry moved over to Denver and his draft stock blew up. Henry is going in the first round of many mock drafts this summer, so getting him in the 8th round is a great value and could be the steal of the draft.

Steve Smith is the best wide receiver available in this year’s draft and Aaron would keep him at No. 5 overall in the first round. Smith might not last that long if he gets thrown back into this pool. Aaron gets to keep the best WR on most experts’ boards and a top-12 runningback in the 8th round, which would give him plenty of time in between to polish off his starting roster. 

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One Response

  1. Sure, I’ll do it. Is it live draft? I’ll leave my email in the comment form and you can let me in on the details

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