Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) celebrates with injured running back Arian Foster in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Pickups for Keeper Leagues

Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) in the rain before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

If your league is packing it in for the offseason, it may be worth one last spin through the waiver wire to see if you can help your team for next season. Many leagues use a keeper system where some players from each year are “kept” and carried over to next year. Make sure to understand your league since each league has its own nuances and there are many different ways to make the system work.

If you can keep any player on your roster, here are a few names that may have been dropped due to injury that might be worth considering grabbing off the wire if you can keep them next year. They are listed in the general order that I’d add them, but depending on your league’s scoring you may need to adjust a bit. If you have specific keeper questions, you can always find me @ZT_Sports on twitter.

Julio Jones-WR-Atlanta Falcons

Arian Foster-RB-Houston Texans

Rob Gronkowski-TE-New England Patriots

Randall Cobb-WR-Green Bay Packers

Wes Welker-WR-Denver Broncos

Robert Griffin III-QB-Washington Redskins

Reggie Wayne-WR-Indianapolis Colts

David Wilson-RB-New York Giants

Percy Harvin-WR-Seattle Seahawks

Jeremy Maclin-WR-Philadelphia Eagles

All these players carry some risk, but they have upside enough that you might as well have them on your roster during the offseason to give you more options for your keeper pick next season.

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