Commentary

Keeper League Rankings

Updated: July 21, 2009, 5:45 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

No reason to make this keeper business any more complicated than it is. Protect running backs; the younger, the better. If you don't have good running backs, protect a quarterback or a wide receiver. Again, the younger the better. If you don't have good running backs, quarterbacks or wide receivers, bummer. Guess you'll have to protect a tight end. To make your decisions easier, here are my Top 70 keepers, along with my thoughts on some of the more compelling names.

Eric Karabell is a senior writer for ESPN.com who covers fantasy baseball, football and basketball. Check out his daily Baseball Today podcast at ESPN Podcenter. He has twice been honored as fantasy sports writer of the year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. His book, "The Best Philadelphia Sports Arguments," was published by Source Books and is available in bookstores. Contact Eric by e-mailing him here.

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