Greetings! Serious question: Do any of you fine people have any recommendations for surgeons that treat third degree burns? I only ask for the fact that I’ve been absolutely ON FIRE as of late. Tis true, I’ve completed two fantasy drafts thus far, laying wood to the opposition like a meth’d out beaver. Unfortunately, I had to witness two people draft Jordy Nelson, AFTER the news came out that he tore his ACL. SMFH. Guy, guys, guys (and girls), Big Daddy Beddict expects more out of you, for I want you to experience the sweet taste of winning a multitude of fantasy football championships. Working under such boss hogs like Grey Albright and Jay Long has allowed me to suck on the teat of greatness for a few years now, and the milk from those glorious men now runs through my veins, flowing like the Nile river, which leaves me with a quarter chub at all time. Say one thing for Tehol Beddict, he’s confident walking around ass naked in the mens locker room. And it’s all because of my aforementioned heroes! I’m thinking I took one too many benzos for my neck pain, for I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open. Better get right to it!

I am Tehol Beddict and this is Disgrace/Delight! Take heed!

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It was once a given that one should draft two running backs with ones first two selections in fantasy football drafts, but those days are long behind us. This is mostly due to high powered offenses that prefer a throwing attack, and coaches preferring to use multiple back systems. STILL THOUGH, running back is the most difficult position to find on waivers if you’re in a pinch with one of your boys going down. You can thrust your shaft into the sea of free agent wideouts and spear a guy who at least gives you the CHANCE of getting in the end zone. Not really possible with running backs, as most if not all of the usable men will be owned. Moral of the story is? Don’t cheap out on running backs because unless you’re extremely lucky or more intelligent than I (doubtful), you’ll be swimming upriver, through sh*t’s creek with your mouth agape. You’ve got to be realistic about these things.


Running Backs that will Delight


Adrian Peterson: After taking AP number one overall in multiple drafts last year, one would assume I’ve learned my lesson. I mean truly, when you have 17 kids from 15 different mothers, one of them is bound to be hellacious enough to earn a tree branch to the backside. Shoot, my parent’s cleaning lady used to take a wooden spoon to my ass on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, I’m not a better man for it… So let’s hope Peterson has learned his lesson and gives a full season, for if he does, he’s unquestionably my number one running back. Coming back on fresh legs with a rising star at quarterback, and a beautiful group of weapons to take some attention away from the box? Yes please! Big Daddy will take two helpings please. Yessum, I’m expecting no less than 1,700 yards and 15-20 TDs. This man is Elder God blessed and no doubt about it, all about that savage life.

Latavius MurrayThank the Gods the Raiders didn’t do something illogical like throw beaucoup bucks at DeMarco Murray, for this 4.28 forty running, 6’3″, 230 pound savage would have sat on the bench again, and that’s shizz I don’t like! Now Latavius about to get so deeper in opposing defenses than I went in that Puerto Rican stewardess back in ’99 when I was promoting my thong calendar. Contact me for an autographed copy. Anyway, with only 3rd down back Roy Helu and the rotting, nutless corpse of Trent Richardson behind him, I like Murray to eclipse 1,500 yards with double digit touchdowns, making him a top-10 back. Much of this hinges on second year quarterback Derek Carr, who I think well improve mightily with a sturdier offensive line and the additions of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Murray went for 5.2 yards a carry last season and I expect nothing less over the course of a full season. WITNESS!

Carlos HydeLet me be clearer than Lindsay Lohan’s sinuses after railing her name in blow; Carlos Hyde is going WAY TO LATE in fantasy drafts. If the Niners have any hope of staying relevant in 2015, running the rock all day seems to be their only choice. Whether it’s an uptick in the use of the read option or just standard running plays, Hyde is destined to get MAJOR work. As a rookie, sitting behind Frank Gore, Hyde averaged a solid 4.0 yards a carry and hit pay dirt four times. Expect the YPC to go up a tad, and the touchdowns to triple. If Hyde doesn’t hit double digit touchdowns (barring severe injury of course) I will tattoo, “Mr. Hyde” on my rod. It has been written. And it has also been written by Jay.

Other Delights: Doug Martin, Devonta Freeman (PPR only), and Joique Bell.


Runnings Backs that will Disgrace 

Justin ForsettHey, I’m rooting for the little homey as I never understood how he didn’t stick in Jacksonville, BUT this diminutive 8th year pro will be turning 30 shortly and I’m highly skeptical of him playing in all 16 games again as he did last season. Taliaferro and another young man I’m enamored with and Buck Allen should end up stealing many of the goal line opportunities, making Forsett less attractive in my eyes. I meeeeean if Forsett was there for me in the 4th round, I’m pouncing like a Kardashian when in front of some celebrity D. The problem is that he’s going much earlier than that in the drafts I’ve been involved with and I just can’t go there bruhs.

Melvin GordonThe dude just looks awful, doesn’t he? Yeeeeesh! This is looking like RB by committee until Gordo figures something out, because all he’s done this preseason is remind me of T-rich, and in case you’re not sure, that’s not a good thing. I’ll assume he figures it out, but where he’s being drafted now is too rich for my Elder blood.

T.J. YeldonThis young man can’t seem to get on the field, and if he ever does, he may be coming back to a crowded backfield. Denard Robinson is deserving of touches and Bernard Pierce has the ability to be a decent back and Toby… eh, nevermind. But you get the point: I haven’t seen enough from Yeldon to know if he’s going to get 5 touches a game, or 15. He’s going too high in my opinion.

Other Disgraces: C.J. Spiller (Non PPR), Rashad Jennings, and Reggie Bush.

And there you have it. Another position group covered by the man you know loves you more than anyone else on earth. As per usual, your comments and questions will be responded to below. Have an excellent week and I will see you on Thursday to discuss quarterbacks. I, for one, can’t wait!



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  1. mb says:

    In 1 point ppr. If I draft forte at 9 my next pick is at 16. Take someone like cooks,Cobb,Calvin as wr1 or draft mccoy,forsett, demarco murray,hill as rb2. ‘m keeping latavius Murray and losing my 10th round pick. So if I go rb rb I have 2 running backs and latavius Murray to play flex and he’s a backup running back. But then my wr1 would end up being Andre Johnson in round 3.

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @mb: Tough to turn down Hill or Demarco at pick 16 but Cobb should be a savage in ppr and Calvin tough to turn down at that point as well. Shady also intrigues me at that spot as he should get plenty of catches. I love Cooks, but not more than Cobb or Calvin. I think u need to go wideout as Andre as ur number one isn’t working for me. Cobb, Calvin, Cooks, in that order

  2. Blake says:

    ok, so one expert on razzball loves forsett and another does not… hard to tell?

    as the other expert said about freeman – he didn’t take hold of the job when it was his last year so wont tevin coleman take hold of the job?

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Blake: I’m not sure on Coleman yet but you have to assume they will be splitting carries. Freeman was rookie last year and I’m not huge fan but he should be playing a lot and is nice in catching ball out of backfield

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:

      @Blake: Yeah I said that about Coleman, and Tehol actually likes him over his ADP, he just happens to like Freeman over his ADP as well. So we aren’t super far off.

      As for Forsett, I actually commented on that post as well because I’m a bit skeptical of him. I do like Max’s point about him being a monster in the passing game which is legit, but I think Tehol’s points here are valid as well.

      • Tehol Beddict says:

        @RotoLance: Boom shockalocka

  3. Bryce Krispie Treats says:

    Hey Tehol,

    I was looking at Jay’s rankings for RB’s and I agree with a lot of them… except Forte. There were reports about less RB receptions (obvious from Trestman’s departure) and that he’d be running the ball more (injury concerns).

    Im in an auction PPR draft… What are your thoughts on him and where to take him?


    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Bryce Krispie Treats: I haven’t seen Jay’s rankings but I’d still put Forte up near the top. with Marshall gone and White possibly out for season forte should get as much or more work than ever if possible. I like him near the top.

  4. RotoLance

    RotoLance says:


    I’m pretty unsure of Murray and Hyde but I have no specific argument against them (yet).

    As for Lamar Miller, I think you are totally underestimating him. I think I saw that Mike wrote an underrated article on him last year. Well someone certainly did, I’m not sure it was Mike. I think he has a chance to have a big workload, plus that offense is up tempo a la Philly but they aren’t splitting the RB work nearly as much as in Philly. He at least has a year of big time success under him unlike Hyde, for instance. I also think he’s just as good as Stewart but without the injury risk. And I actually kinda like Stewart, I just love Lamar Miller.

    I like your rankings in general. If you haven’t read my “Risk” post by the way, I think it’s a bit of an eye opener. The Cliff Notes version would be to just look at the table and charts.

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @RotoLance: I may be underestimating him. I’ve just never been a fan as he always seems to underwhelm even when he somehow averaged over 5 yards a carry. I’m not sure is dolphins coaches dont consider him able to carry the load or what, but with Ajayi looking like a scrub, this could be Miller’s year. I still have a couple weeks before final rankings are due hahaha. ….Ill check out your risk post right now. thanks for reading

  5. Mike says:

    Why are you so down on Miller? Asking from a PPR perspective.

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Mike: just not a fan of what he’s done thus far. every time he has chance to be the full time guy he totally underwhelms me. On the other hand this could easily be his breakout season. you know what, I may move him up a bit but I keep expecting more. I suppose Ajayi hasn’t shown enough to get any carries yet so Miller should carry the full load. I’m going to revisit this

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:

        @Tehol Beddict: miller’s never been given enough carries.

  6. TarmanGotHim says:

    No love for Lamar Miller? Thumbs down (Fins fan)

    Drafted 5 teams thus far, my two big money leagues come in 2 weeks, although my league today I slept too round 7 of the draft, not happy about it. Lol

    With that. I seen many people get auto’d good teams, me, not so much.

    Do you think I have any chance with this team

    QB – Wilson
    WR – Evans
    WR – J. Matthew
    WR – D. Jackson
    RB – L. Bell
    RB – Murray
    TE – Cameron
    B – Gurley
    B – Charles Johnson
    B – Duke Johnson
    B – Vereen
    B – Michael Floyd
    B – DeVante Parker
    K – Prater
    DEF – ARI

    Horrid. My RB is weak. If Murray stays healthy and is Murray and Bell comes back and Gurley or Vereen are solid the first 2 weeks. I see potential, but this is a 10 Team and I feel like everyone drafted well for have such a weak bench.

    Thanks for any synopsis lol.

    Also, do you like Andre Williams? Duke Johnson? It seems like they’re ahead going into the season.

    Thank you.

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @TarmanGotHim: Bro Bro, this lineup is totally fine. anything can happen and that’s an extremely competitive squad in my opinion. Hopefully Cameron steps up this season.

      everyone mad at that Lamar Miller ranking. maybe this is his year.
      Johnson is intriguing considering the other two browns running backs arent getting it together. Williams could be ok but they have three back there that will play and I believe Jennings will carry the load.

      Again, the squad is totally fine. thanks for reading

      • TarmanGotHim says:

        @Tehol Beddict: Great answer!! Thanks. I like Caneron. I drafted him in 3 (2 meaningfully) leagues. Lol. If he stays healthy he’s a top 5 IMO. Tannehill is a master at passing bellow 20 yards and Cameron is a solid TE which screams success.

        I loooove Wilson, but I hate how weak I am at RB. I am deep at WR. If Gurley pans out. Murray/Bell is vicious. You’re right. Thanks.

        • Tehol Beddict says:

          @TarmanGotHim: you’re not weak at RB. you’re locked with 2 top 10 backs, and a possible one on the bench. it will take gurley a while to get going but i think he’ll ball. keep an eye on waivers and also Duke could steal that job in Cleveland

  7. Pedro says:

    I asked a question the other day, but with the recent news of Arian Foster’s injury status…I would like to expand on a question.

    12 team league, 1/2 point ppr, 4 team keeper league

    Keeping – Cobb, A. Brown, and Lacy
    Deciding between Brees and Foster

    Do you think Foster is worth gambling on keeping? or go with the consistency of +4,000 yards of Brees?

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Pedro: probably just keep Brees and try to draft Foster again if you truly want him or vice versa. but drop whichever one you feel is most likely to drop back to you with your first pick of draft. what other QB’s would be back in the draft pool? what pick do you have, etc.?

      • Pedro says:

        If I don’t keep either, I have pick 48 in the draft. (this includes all other keepers)

        I dont pick again until 57, 70, 85, 93, 97, 109, and 120….

        I’m not sure what strategy to take here as if I take Brees, my RB2 won’t be until pick 57 and if I keep Foster, I would be in the same boat.

        If I wait on QB, I could probably snag an Eli, Stafford late…This is why I am leaning to not keep Brees….thoughts?

        • Tehol Beddict says:

          @Pedro: I’m good with Arian then. It’s just tough placing that much faith in him when it’s possible he hardly plays but it seems like he’s coming back. I’m extremely high on Eli this year and Stafford should be better than last year so I’m totally fine with that

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

            @Tehol Beddict: clearly this guy drafted both his first 2 rounders with RB’s and they’re weak somehow? what

  8. Barker says:

    10 team 1/2 ppr qb flex league
    Probably should have went mike evans or peyton manning over graham — but i wanted graham and didnt expect olsen to still be there at 50 and i also did not like any of the Wr options where i took olsen additionally brandon marshall fell to me anyway and he was if not my first pick at 50 he was in the top three for that pick at 50

    So i am shopping graham currently
    Offers out there gore and graham for AP Graham cutler perriman for beckham foles

    I can most likely get cooks for graham from the russell wilson / dwayne allen owner but is cooks good enough ? Or should i still shoot higher.

    Qb newton wr bryant wr marshall wr robinson rb murray rb gore te graham q/w/r/t rivers k ? Def ?
    Bn olsen blount agholor cutler coleman crowell perriman funchess

    1. (10) Dez Bryant WR
    2. (11) DeMarco Murray RB
    3. (30) Frank Gore RB
    4. (31) Jimmy Graham TE
    5. (50) Greg Olsen TE
    6. (51) Cam Newton QB
    7. (70) Philip Rivers QB
    8. (71) Brandon Marshall WR
    9. (90) LeGarrette Blount RB
    10. (91) Allen Robinson WR
    11. (110) Nelson Agholor WR
    12. (111) Tevin Coleman RB
    13. (130) Jay Cutler QB
    14. (131) Isaiah Crowell RB
    15. (150) Breshad Perriman WR
    16. (151) Devin Funchess wr

    Not that i need to do it now but who would you drop for a def or kicker funchess coleman perriman crowell

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Barker: Cooks is going to ball out this season. I’d say if he stays healthy he should get 100 grabs. maaaaaan, the Gore and jimmy for AP is probably what I would do if it were me as those are the kind of moves that can make or break you. I say it’s a good deal as you dont need graham and there’s decent shot Olsen finishes ahead of him and AP is my number one back so its done deal.

      When you HAVE to drop someone I’m guessing it will be perriman or Coleman but we have to see this play out. Im not sure if Perriman is going to making any impact whatsoever at this point

  9. FrankGrimes says:

    those two drafts
    must not have included
    last weekends RCL ha!

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @FrankGrimes: shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, no inside secrets. hahahah

  10. Eric says:

    So I’m in a pretty deep 12 team Yahoo league with standard scoring and this is what I ended up with picking 4th.

    QB: Matt Ryan
    WR: Allen Robinson
    WR: Charles Johnson
    RB: LeVeon Bell
    RB: Justin Forsett
    TE: Antonio Gates
    W/T: Marques Colston
    W/R: Lamar Miller
    W/R/T: Jonathan Stewart
    Q/W/R/T: Philip Rivers
    Bench: Danny Woodhead
    Bench: Jared Cook
    Bench: Kenny Stills
    Bench: Jay Cutler
    Bench: Andre Williams
    Bench: Markus Wheaton

    I grabbed decent RBs whenever I could but I think it left me with a not so great WR core, would you go ahead and trade Forsett for someone like Calvin Johnson or Stewart for Emmanuel Sanders or something? Or would you rather just keep a monopoly on the RBs and go for stability? Thanks!

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Eric: you need another wideout, STAT. i would trade forsett for Calvin for sure! if that’s doable pull the trigger. the other trade is solid as well. you need another wideout

  11. MrMojoRisin says:

    How many games does Hyde have to play for your tattoo promise to stick?

    He could play 30 games with this current 9’ers group and not get double digit TDs!

    FYI, I’ve been a niners fan since Montana-to-Clark in ’81

    Hope your tattoo artist has a light touch

  12. dom says:

    helllooo, interesting read

    this is my first time doing football. the scoring settings in my league appear to give zero PPR. it’s a 1 starting QB league with 2 starting RB’s. With a shallow 10 team league, I think I should be targeting RB’s with my first two picks unless an elite QB falls to me since the second tier QB’s won’t be flying off the board. Does that sound right?

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @dom: Almost. Dom Dom, I remember my first fantasy football league; I took Daunte Culpepper with the first overall pick! I just didn’t fully grasp the game. you dont really want to take a QB in the first two rounds unless it’s Luck or Rodgers and even then most people dont go with that strategy. I like to get a top Wideout and a top RB with my first two picks but if there are two great running backs sitting there for you, that’s totally fine. keep the questions coming.

  13. James says:

    Would you trade cj spiller for tj yeldon? 12 team per league.

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @James: probably not at this moment. need to see something form Yeldon or thats gonna be a crowded backfield

  14. Qbert says:

    T! My chances in baseball have dwindled down, thus I have began focusing on football.

    What do you really feel about the Muscle Hamster, Mr. Doug Martin?

    I’m feeling good about him, thinking he can give me top 10 value for top 25 price. Niko and Vinz want to…..AM I WRONG??

    Thanks. God Bless ya

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Qbert: Q-BALL!!!!! I watched the Hamster show flashes of his rookie form and maaaaan, he looked good. Also looks like he is the starter, and while they will certainly mix in Simms, Hamsta will lead in carries department….until he gets hurt. but he’s a steal where he’s landing. You’re not wrong. You’re not wrong at all

  15. Scott says:

    Consider yourself HEEDED!

    • Tehol Beddict says:

      @Scott: May the Elder Gods bless us for all of eternity

  16. The Bugeater says:

    Aloe, fresh from a plant. Plants are all over my back yard. Desert life! 12th pick in .5 PPR 12 team cut-throat league. Zero RB Strategy?

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:

      @The Bugeater: always fun in the 12 hole. but i do like to get an RB if a hog there or hope Murray and Hyde fall to round 3 and 4 for yA

  17. Relsh says:

    Great piece! You’re making me think a lot more about grabbing Latavius, which I already feel obligated to do just based on the magnificence of his name.

    Assuming Melvin Gordon get’s minimal work this year, who do you see as being the #1 in that offense? Would Woodhead really be able to handle the full load?

    • Relsh says:

      @Relsh: More on Latavius. Oakland was ranked dead last in rushing last season. 77yds/game and 1240 on the year. How do you see Latavius overcoming something like that and eclipsing 1500?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

        @Relsh: he was hurt no small part of last year, and when he played they weren’t bad at running, see mcglass and MJD for a good chunk of that blame.

  18. Mike says:

    I just finished my first draft in a 10 team standard league. I drafted Rb,Wr,Rb and with the 3rd pick I got Adrian Peterson, AJ Green, and CJ Amderson. I’m excited about having Anderson fall to me in the 3rd round. Any concerns there?

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