I've compiled these rankings using the thought process that the NFL churns through players like the Internet churns through Michael Jordan crying memes. I looked at each player and ranked him how I believe he will produce through a 2-3 year window.
Considering the many variations of keeper leagues, I thought it best to include a pick range in which I would keep the player. It's important to note that I also ranked these players as if it were a non-PPR league.
These rankings do not include upcoming rookies. My colleagues Mario Puig and John McKechnie have done an excellent job recapping those players' progress leading up to the NFL Draft. Once they land on a team, I will be sure to make a note of their situation and adjust my rankings accordingly.
1. Cam Newton
Keeper ranking: 2nd-3rd round
Much has been talked about Newton and the terrific season he had in 2015. While the Panthers were unable to win the Super Bowl, the 26-year-old's stock seems to be at an all-time high: a pretty impressive feat considering he was a top-five fantasy scoring QB three of the first four years of his career. While both his passing and rushing yardage were on par with his career averages, it was his combined 45 touchdowns that very well may end up being an outlier, as his previous highest touchdown total (35) came all the way back in his rookie season. While it's reasonable to assume Newton's touchdown numbers will drop,