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It's never too early to start planning for your next fantasy football title. (It's the offseason, folks; let the optimism fly, right?).
There are myriad ways to attack your preparation. You can search out statistical indicators to identify the next batch of sleepers. You can pore over scouting reports to tab the top incoming rookies. You can track the transactions log to discover players poised to seize new opportunities.
But the most critical step in this process is getting your keepers right. These are your foundational players, and if you guess wrong here, you'll be in for a long season.