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Now, if you’ve been a reader here at the football side of Razz, you know that I try to stay away from the title of “expert” whenever possible, except in reference to watching porn (the single life!), as I’m just a dude that likes writing about football… that’s it. But whenever this nomenclature comes up, you have that one guy (or girl… please?) explaining that we are not experts and blah-blah-yadda-yadda, ef the establishment! In which case, I kinda agree, but can’t we just accept that this is the title of the league and I’m not really going to take the time to say: 10-team league full of seasoned-writers that decided to get together to form a league so we can see who reigns supreme? That’s right, I’m just going to put it in the lede to take up space until we get to the Podcast link…

Anyhow, like the title denotes, this Podcast (on the Blogtalkradio Network) was recorded during our “EXPERT, MUTHAF*CKER” draft, and among the teams, you’ll find those “seasoned” fantasy vets such as ESPN’s former Producer Pod Vader, Fantasy InsidersJoel Henard, SportsGalPal‘s Ramona Rice, Her Fantasy Football’s Brandon Marianne LeeMatt Chatham from Football by FootballWally Spurlin from Fantasy Football Sharks, D-Rex (yes, that’s his name, no, he’s not a dinosaur, unfortunately) from PyromaniacDaily Fantasy Sports Rankings‘ Doug Norrie, Pro Football Weekly‘s John Sahly, and Jay from Razzball (hey, that’s me!)

My own analysis of the draft can be found here, but in the meantime, enjoy the show!

  1. RotoLance

    RotoLance says:
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    When I try to download this to my android device I get a 404 error code, url can not be found. For that matter it’s not playing here on this page either but that may have something to do with my browser settings.

  2. Scott Hagen says:
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    pick 2 to keep. Ingram, latavius, rawls, langford

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott Hagen: I would do Ingram and eesh this is hard. How long can you keep? I’m thinking Rawls here, but Murray offers the upside.

      • Scott Hagen says:
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        @Jay: career basically. They move up a round every year. Rawls is 11th rd and Latavius is 9th. Rawls has big question marks but serious pay off if he puts those questions to sleep. Unfortunately I need to decide by tonight. Stupid guy in our league going to Burning Man and we have to draft early as hell. Ingram kind of scares me. His usage was odd at times last season. Do you believe he stays that heavily involved in the passing game? Cause if that element goes away… meh

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Scott Hagen: Yeah, out of those options, I think I would go Ingram and Rawls… but you’re right, a lot of question marks here.

  3. Rice says:
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    Thoughts on James White now that Lewis is down for 8-10 weeks? Should we care at all?

    My RB’s:

    Freeman
    Ingram
    Gore
    Abdullah
    Sims
    Jordan Howard

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’m actually looking at Tyler Gaffney and wondering what’s going on there. Could be something…

      • Rice says:
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        @Jay: Oh yeah, another possibility. I think I’ll stay away from the situation until it becomes more clear. Thanks Jay!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Rice: Yeah, I think Blount clearly benifits a bit, but the whole situation is a little murky, for sure. Especially with Brady out for a few.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Jay: whahahahaha, smoke some RB’s!

            can’t believe some twit dropped him when we have 5 IR slots mid last year.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, that sounds pretty crazy. One thing I’ve learned about humans… they stupid man.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Jay: that great mencken line about “you can’t go broke underestimating the intelligence of the american people”

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sorry, it’s i’m pretty sure “NOBODY’s ever gone broke underestimating the intelligence of the american people”
                  (this was paraphrased)
                  but the real quote is:
                  “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”
                  and this even better connecting quote:
                  “The mistake that is made always runs the other way. Because the plain people are able to speak and understand, and even, in many cases, to read and write, it is assumed that they have ideas in their heads, and an appetite for more. This assumption is a folly”

                • Jay

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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Right, actually, a friend told me (in terms of the current election, for context) that imagine all the people you’ve ever met. Now figure out who is the most average person you know, intelligence-wise. I had an example in mind. Then he said: Now, take half the world and realize they are stupider than him.

                  • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                    @Jay: yep, scary ass shit. esp when i’m guessing an “average intelligence” to you, me and your friend is also higher than probably true a mathematical mean of humans currently alive.

                    i know you probably meant “average” to mean “mathematical mean of humans currently alive” but i’m betting it’s pretty hard for somebody (me included) to “mentally picture” a person that matches that if/when our whole lives we’ve been socialized/educated etc by higher than the really low end types of intelligent persons.

                    • Jay

                      Jay says:
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                      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, that’s a good distinction. In the end, I prefer to think flowers and puppies, but the world can be frustrating in the meta-sense. The micro isn’t so bad, but we can control our own micro.

  4. Jensen says:
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    In my dynasty league, our keepers locked at midnight last night. Well one of our members decided he didn’t want to play anymore, didn’t set any keepers, and emailed us this morning saying he quit.

    Draft is in a week. I hate everything.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jensen: Pretty rude if you ask me. We’ll have an RCL update tomorrow, you should recruit from the comment section there if you’d like!

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Jensen: a good and smart comish would make his keepers for him (and do it fairly, as if it was his team), then find new owner. otherwise you’re gonna have serious problems filling that team, esp if competitive balance is at all desired. i had a recent draft where 4/20th of teams had to have that done for them. there’s another lesson here, why even have drafts weeks before (in your case it’s less than that long) NFL season, are there really that many people that become lumberjacks/spelunkers from like august 24th-sept 7th such that they can’t draft from having no internet access during that time?

  5. Rondo says:
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    Keeper question. 12-team .5 PPR where you lose the round you draft a player in. In what order would you keep these guys?

    Cooks – Round 6
    Evans – Round 7
    Benjamin – Round 10

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rondo: I would have it at Evans, Benjamin, and then Cooks, but very close on all three.

  6. Ryan says:
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    I just finished drafting in my 14 team h2h .1 pt ppr league. i think i drafted a solid squad. Anyway do you think I drafted a good team and also if there are any areas I need improvement?

    qb andy dalton
    wr deandre hopkins
    wr keenan allen
    wr demaryius thomas
    rb danny woodhead
    rb giovani bernard
    te jordan reed
    w/r/t arian foster
    bn christine michael
    bn kamar aiken
    bn tevin coleman
    bn tajae sharpe
    bn rgiii
    bn michael thomas

    k steven hauschka

    def jets

  7. Db says:
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    These will be my first three draft picks for ppr 12 team league
    Antonio brown, Hilton , Landry

    Lose 4th round keep Watkins (decent value)
    Lose 8th round keep latavius Murray
    Lose 14th round keep hurns

    Which one?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Db: Yeah, Watkins is decent value, but I keep on looking at the Hurns one… really tempting. I think Murray is the smart play here though.

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