Can you feel the electricity in the air? I know what you’re thinking– Mom/wifey has yet to learn her lesson and attempted to deploy her plug-in vibrator in the Jacuzzi again. (When will they ever learn?) Pray to the Elder Gods that twas not due to them discovering my mythical Instagram account, for once a mortal witnesses those photographs they literally have no choice other than “Releasing,” which is much like the way I felt after viewing the latest Nicki Minaj video, Anaconda! I am known in some underground circles as they Ganymede of fantasy football analysts and I thoroughly embrace it. Back to that electricity your boy Beddict spoke; It’s due to the return of not only football, America’s greatest sport, but FANTASY FOOTBALL, America’s greatest game! ARE YOU READY?!?! I SAID, ARE YOU READY?!?!

Whether you read my NFL posts last season, know me from the baseball side of things, or are meeting me for the first time, I’d like to say: Greetings, and welcome to Tehol’s dojo, right here on Razzball.com, the most extravagantly fabulous fantasy website on the planet. My esteemed editor, Jay, requested I drop some bold predictions for the public to slurp up like a hot bowl of pho, and who am I to turn down a request from such a revered Lord? Let’s just hope he doesn’t ask for tube steak, cuz he’ll require his tonsils removed for that. Moving on.

Upside is something I lean heavily on during my drafts. For example, last season I drafted David Wilson in the 3rd round in one draft, and began my Razzball writers league draft with Spiller, Julio Jones, and Randall Cobb. I know what you’re thinking, “Beddict, bro, what’s it like getting your shizz pushed in like your last name was Kardashian?” Well, guys/gals, I actually won the league with Wilson, and should have made the playoffs in the Razzball league, but some hater  (couldn’t possibly have been Jay) had only a 4 team playoff. Some guys will explode, others will fall due to injury, and yes, there are those that will brick like my man, Shaq Diese, at the free throw line. Ultimately, you must take a few gambles on draft day and devour rising talent on the waiver wire with the hunger of pregnant blue whale.

I had a terrible year in fantasy baseball this season, partly due to drafting Bryce Harper (let’s not talk about it, OKAY?!?!) in the first round of every draft. Luckily, for us (ME!), the opening two rounds of 12 team fantasy football leagues offer nothing but proven stallions. In most cases, it’s only injury (Julio Jones) or a shocking level of ineptitude NO ONE saw coming from a female throttling scumbag (Ray Rice), that can derail your first two selections’ season. I’d say the probability of that occurring is right on par with Nicolas Cage preposterously attempting to pull off a Scottish accent while co-starring in a film with Anakin Skywalker……oh wait….. That’s. Actually. Happening.…NO! It cannot be so!! Well, good luck to you and maybe, just maybe, the Elder Gods will hear us mortal’s prayers and deliver upon us, glorious fantasy titles aplenty, so that one day we may ascend to fantasy God-hood.

 

Beddict’s Delights

Let us begin with some players who I feel will break out like a fierce case of the herp and a few veterans that are being doubted who ALMOST unquestionably will silence the hate in legendary fashion. Take Heed!

Andre Ellington– You’d have to be deafer than my pet chicken, Beatrice, or possess Stevie Wonder like vision if any part of you believes Lil’ Dre Dre will fall to you in the late 3rd round. Not happening, for Ellington is rising in fame on a daily basis with levels only matched in recent history by Kim Kardashian. Fortunately, Ellington didn’t have his esophagus obliterated by half the NBA players association to do so. So, now you’re saying to yourself, “WOW, this Ellington kid went from sleeper to overrated, just like you, Tehol.” My dear friends, you are quite mistaken on both accounts… First off, the Elder Gods whisper to me each and every night, “Beddict, one day you and Razzball will be so ridiculously huge that you shall be forced to turn down an 8 figure contract from ESPN. Therefore, I can’t be overrated for if the Elders state it, it must be so. Second of all, Ellington is not overrated, he’s still UNDERRATED. The former 6th rounder out of Clemson absolutely needs, I repeat, absolutely needs, to go ahead of the likes of Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray and he could easily finish the season as a top-5 running back and the NFC’s Jamal Charles.

Percy Harvin- After witnessing Harvin being force fed the rock in practice and in the pre-season thus far, I’m predicting his first ever 1,000 yard season. With Golden Tate and Sidney Rice now out of the picture, and the Seahawks transitioning to more spread out offense, Percy will thrive and reward those of you brave souls, mentally strong enough to select him in the 4th or 5th round. Nice little bonus if your league counts kick return yardage.

Colin KaepernickThe stage is set, the rock hard body is ready, that woman from the hotel room’s accusations were proven false, and there is a plentiful bounty of weapons for Kaepernick to now choose from. A fully recovered Crabtree, the additions of Stevie Johnson and rookie Bruce Ellington, and the fact that his foot is now fully healed, all combine to set up a truly monstrous year for Kaeptain Pipelayer, slayer of defenses and all things pun-tang. With the foot injury in the rear-view mirror, rushing yards should come by the buttload, and I for one always regret missing out on a load of butts…..

Montee Ball- The Broncos could probably dig up Christian Slater from whatever obscure hole he’s been hiding in, bathe him and scrub the filth off of him, then promptly place him in the backfield and watch him pick up at least 300 yards on the season. Unless I’ve been witnessing these disgraceful, straight to DVD Slater flicks in the wrong mind state, I’d say Ball is at the very least for times the man Slater is. Ridiculous comparison aside, Ball goes for 1,200 and 10 touchdowns, MINIMUM.

Giovani BernardGio is the AFC’s Andre Ellington, and if you happen to play in any sort of PPR format, Bernard belongs in the top-10 overall without question. You’re saying: “Wait one God’s damned minute, Beddict!!” If Ellington is the NFC’s Jamal Charles, then how is Bernard the AFC’s Ellington? It will all make sense once the season is underway. Trust me, for a monster season lies upon the horizon.

Marshawn LynchIf there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that,Yasmine Bleathe is the most underrated beauty in our world’s history. If there’s a seconnd thing I’ve learned, it’s an ancient hymn taught to me in an underground cave near Mount Kilimanjaro: ” Thou shalt never doubt Beastmode.” 1,350 plus yards with 11 plus touchdowns will equal a superior season to that of Eddie Lacy. It has been written.

Ladarius Green– If Antonio Gates had decided to retire, Green would be a no doubt top-5 tight end. That’s how insanely filthy this man-beast is. The coaching staff would be absolute fools to not put Green in position to catch 50 plus balls this season. If Gates goes down for any length of time, prepare thy selves for greatness of the highest order.

Justin HunterAm I just jumping on the bandwagon here? Actually, yes. J-hunt looks like a star in the making and it’s entirely possible he pulls an Alshon Jeffrey and goes HAM.

 

Beddict’s Disgraces

Jamal Charles– You’re shocked, right? I’m gonna come right out and say it: This is a total gut call. The Chiefs lost 3/5 of their starting offensive line and last year’s number one overall draft pick, Eric Fisher, is getting abused at left tackle this preseason. Charles played through some very minor injuries but somehow avoided a vast amount of crushing blows, that is, until the playoffs where he was put on his knees quicker than it takes Lindsay Lohan when she’s auditioning for a role. I truly fear for Charles’s safety this season, as I believe the Chiefs regress to a 7/9 or at best an 8/8 season. With that being said, I’m still taking Charles number 3 overall. I know that a variety of writers/analysts have Charles as the number one back this season, but I just happen to believe that both McCoy and Peterson are safer options.

Arian FosterI won’t be touching Foster unless he somehow slips to the 3rd round. The NFL’s Mr. Glass is simply to fragile to go in the first 2 rounds anymore. Foster’s back surgery was the last straw for me….or wait…was it the hammy he pulled this preseason for literally the 115,345th time in his career? This Texans offense should be ugly and I’m not buying him making it through a full 16 game season with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. The upside is obviously still there, but due his recent past some grotesquely large proverbial stones shall be required for anyone selecting him.

Maurice Jones-Drew-  Ahhhh, my old friend, Maurice. I interviewed him 2 years in a row for a DirecTV/NFL Sunday ticket special, and he hated me and my questions each time. Not sure if the event was cancelled this year or if I was just booted for continually dissing Blaine Gabbert, or repeatedly calling Roddy White Julio Jones……Roddy was none to pleased.  With all that being said, MJD is finico. That’s finished in American. Stay away.

Jordan CameronThis offense looks more disgusting than the veiny, ancient bodies of the stars of Expendables 3. A drop off in production will occur. Prepare as such.

DeAndre Hopkins– I’ve witnessed many an analyst project a big season for Hopkins but for me to draft him on any one of my numerous fantasy teams, I’d have to go against my cardinal rule: Don’t draft the number two receiver on a team on which Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starting quarterback. Gross.

Miles Austin- It pains me deeply to admit this, but the man I once amorously referred to as, “Sir Miles” Austin, is now an afterthought in the NFL. His brief brush with stardom will only be a footnote in history and most will forget how truly great he was for that 2 1/2 year period. He’s done and the Gods are not fond of Cleveland.

That was fun. You can join me every week on Razzball for articles breaking down the weeks’s Delights and Disgraces and follow me on Twitter at @Tehol143. It would be my honor to respond directly to your comments and questions below and I will answer all of them within a timely manor. This year, I want to include you, the reader, in my posts, so I will be picking two #Disgrace blurbs you can send me on Twitter or in the comment section, and publishing them in the following week’s article. Have a fabulous weekend and never forget what we shared here today.

  1. Zar says:
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    Hey Tehol, looking forward to your league!

    Before we go for your chicken, I think you need to change it into a PPR League? I don’t see the half point PPR.

    How does this starting line up look?

    QB-Brady
    WR-Garcon, Crabtree, Mike Wallace
    RB-Charles, Morris
    TE-Reed
    Flex-Matthews (In a trade for VJax)
    K-Hauschka
    DST-Denver (In trade for SF)

    Don’t worry about baseball, it’s almost over, my team is kicking the bucket and I’m ready for football. Stanton and Sir Dom Brown (Ha) weren’t enough to carry me to victory :(.

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Zar: BRO!!!! Must you mention Domonic? It pains my heart beyond ways I can put into literature.

      OH [email protected] are u kidding? I didnt change league settings to ppr? this could bet ugly. Jay could fire me or we may just need to re set up. HOld UP! Jay just hit me on google hangouts and I can change it still so we good. THANK THE GODS for they are Merciful.

      Finally, to your lineup; Very solid lineup indeed. Charles and Morris should both be top 10 backs. Brady should be better than last season.

      My obsession with Jordan Reed is unparalleled and your receiver group is solid with some upside in there. Garcon’s receptions may be down a tad with jackson and a healthy reed but maybe he makes up for it in TDs. Wallace needs to pick it up but i feel like he’s a steal where he’s been going in drafts. thanks for reading and good luck in trying to win that t-shirt from me. May the Gods be with you

      • Don Dada says:
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        @Tehol Beddict:

        3 skins ? RB/WR/&TE …too many.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Don Dada: WHOA!!! snuck that one by me. #Shocker. Yea I usually(never) play those games with all players from same team. rarely works out. good call and shame on me

  2. The Wickler says:
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    Tehol, so given your love of Ellington, Bernard and Ball, who would you be targeting at picks 11 and 14 in a 12 team PPR snake? How would you rank those players in relation to each other (as well as Demarco and some of the WR’s that would be available)?

    Thanks

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @The Wickler: Oooooh, Da Wickler. I like that name, son. PPR snake I’d probably go Ellington first but most expert mocks have Bernard going before him which is hard to argue but you could go either way. Personally Id go

      1. Ellington
      2. Bernard
      3. Ball
      4. DOn Juan DeMarco Murray

      Id probably grab a hog wideout if there at 11 and get Ellingotn at 14 unless u felt big risk for Ellington to go before. Id grab Dez Bryant there or D. Thomas and i think Julio is going to have monster season.

      Thanks for reading and if you have more questions or I didnt properly answer this one leave another one.

  3. Brees Hoes Aint Loyal says:
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    10 Team Keeper League, .5 ppr ($200 budget) Keep 1. Already keeping ALF for $10

    Jamaal Charles for $56, or DJax for $9

    Who you got?

    • LT Murray IV

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      @Brees Hoes Aint Loyal: wow. pretty big variance there hahaha. D jax is a straight up bargain at that price. what do you think it would take to to buy Charles again this year in your league? Tough to say no on Charles but I might spread that around a bit as I don’t see him matching last year’s numbers. thanks so much for reading

      • Brees Hoes Aint Loyal says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: I thinks it safe that he’ll go for at least $63 at the moment. Still DJax?

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Brees Hoes Aint Loyal: yea i guess, just cuz id want a receiver but on the other hand Morris is a bargain at 10. maybe id go there actually but you’ll have to get you a baller wideout

  4. The Thumb says:
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    What are your thoughts on Jay’s darling Ryan Mathews? Both him and Ellington are going incredibly late in ESPN drafts (37 and 46!) respectively. Trying to decide which one I like more as an RB2 given the risk involved with both.

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @The Thumb: Ellington shouldn’t fall that far. no way he gets past middle of 3rd round. Ryan Matthews? You mean the dude sharing time with Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead? Uhhhhh yea. This is the easiest decision I’ve made since switching to thongs for gym workouts. Lock it up and sleep like a baby

  5. The Thumb says:
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    Also, brother Tehol, thoughts on pretty boy Brady? Top 5 bounce back or fade into obscurity? Still taking Ryan and Kaepernick over him I assume

    • LT Murray IV

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      @The Thumb: doubt he fades into obscurity and I’m assuming they will be throwing a lot. Getting Dodson back healthy would be huge as I feel he has most talent of wr’s. but even without him Amendola, lil whitey in the slot, and Thompkins with Gronk should produce top 10 QB numbers. he’s been going ahead of kaepernick in my fantasy drafts probably Ryan also. With no running game to speak of, Ryan could be in line for monster season. Brady is a pretty sure thing tho and Kaep scares me but you know, sometimes I like being scared .

  6. JJ says:
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    Good day, your blog seriously rocks! I’m a bit nutty thinking about (for once finally) having the #1 overall pick in my upcoming draft. It’s a quirky league. 6 pts for all td’s. QB’s get bonus for 250/300/350 yds tossed, plus rushers and wideouts get bonus for every 100/150/200 yds gained. Needless to say, QB’s rock the pts. To put in perspective; Manning put up over 600 pts in our league and Brees was just over 500 pts (only player in league past 2 seasons with 500 plus pts). Meanwhile, Charles only put up 360 pts per our format. Am I crazy with thinking of going Manning, Brees, Rodgers #1 overall? Initially, was thinking AP, but our scoring system is bonkers for QB’s. Need some help to get my head on straight. Should I just say f it and take Brees (or other top 3 QB) or go basic and take AP or Shady? Your thoughts are sincerely appreciated. – JJ

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @JJ: Why thank you , JJ! And Good day to you too my friend. WIth your scoring system it’s hard not to take a QB allllllthooooough a qb like stafford or maybe even ROMO( barring injury) could put up close enough points to where its still worth it to take a running back there. Matt Ryan Maybe? In this type of league I’m guessing the QB’s go pretty quick, correct? I need to know this before final decision but it seems like to me that going QB is the right way to go. Thanks again, buddy

      • JJ says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: Indeed, you are all too wise. Sorry I hit a double post below. Yes, QB’s go crazy fast in the first 3 rounds. I like Ryan, Stafford, Kaep et al., but it’s hard to pass on AP or Shady. Sad thing is there won’t be many backs available when I pick end of 2/early 3. So I’m stuck. If I go Rodgers #1 overall (seems funny to even type it) then I’m probably looking at maybe Foster or Bush on the late swing. Are you open to punting RB’s altogether? Say, Brees then Antonio/Jordy then look for good value later like CJ2 or Woodhead. I could go ultra risky and snag top QB and top Wideouts and wait on RB. Now I’m reaching but very curious to hear your thoughts. As always thanks brother!

        • LT Murray IV

          Tehol Beddict says:
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          @JJ: So give me an idea on what QB’s will be there on the bounce back? Like, Is almost everyone gonna take a QB with one of their first two picks?

          • JJ says:
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            @Tehol Beddict: Sorry bro, my bad. My guess is the following are gone (either due to performance or other homers in league reaching) Brees, Rodgers, Manning, Brady, Stafford, Ryan, Cam should all be gone by end of rd 3. No joke, they act like it’s a 2 qb league. Anyway, I guess I could either take two roads: Brees then hope for Bush or Arian on swing, or go AP then just hope for Rivers or Foles after rd 5. Seem ok? I dunno.

            • LT Murray IV

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              @JJ: Yep, Id prob go peterson or Mccoy route and possibly take a qb with one of next 2 picks if stud there or wait another round and look Cutler, Foles, River, Romo, f#ck even swoop Eli or Russell Wilson late you be ok. even Dalton. very deep at QB this year

              • JJ says:
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                @Tehol Beddict: Thank you my man. Looks like AP this year. Hope Norv Turner doesn’t kill his stats like he did to Tomlinson. Later bro…

                • LT Murray IV

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                  @JJ: Bang it out. you got this

  7. Lm says:
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    Fun read. So with the 12th pick in my ppr draft, with my first two back to back picks would it be going too early to take Ellington/Bernard and the top WR on the board? According to this write up prob not. And if not, who do you rank higher between the two of gio and Ellington if both are available? Wondering if it’s a toss up I should go by tougher schedule which would give Gio the edge if I had to guess without looking at schedules. Thanks in advance.

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      @Lm: Gio has the edge in schedule as he doesnt have seahawks and 49ers twice. those days could be extremely painful for Ellington owners. With that being said I believe Ellington ends up with more touches than Bernard on year but not by a ton. I think Ellington a little faster but both are extremely talented.

      I have Ellington ranked higher but I’ve seen Bernard going above him in PPR leagues so I can’t really argue either way. I’m kind of a risk taker so I’d probably go Ellingotn but Bernard may be a tad safer. And yes WR with the other pick is way to go. Thanks for reading. I appreciate it. May the Elder Gods bless you with riches and fantasy glory

        • LT Murray IV

          Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Lm: Anytime. Rain or snow. Beddict is here

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: you forgot about STL twice, that defense ain’t no joke either. same goes for stacy, 6 matchups with top 8 defenses. lynch too.

  8. Steve says:
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    10 team standard
    I have 9th pick
    Would u rather have in first 2 rounds demarco Murray and Demarcus Thomas
    Or graham then pick Bree’s?
    Thx

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Steve: I don’t go QB early so I’d go Murray/Thomas. You’re speaking, of course, about the Broncos receiver, correct? Thanks ,Steve

  9. Steve says:
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    Edelman,cordalle Patterson or Terrence Williams?
    10 team standard

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      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Steve: ooooooohweeeeeee . If it’s me picking, I’m taking Patterson who has most upside. Williams has best chance at best overall season tho. How risky do you like to get, Steven?

  10. Allan says:
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    Just finished drafting, 14 team league non ppr.
    QB: Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton
    RB: Eddie Lacy, Ryan Matthews, Danny Woodhead, Devonta Freeman, Stephan Taylor
    WR: Demaryus Thomas, Kendall Wright, Michael Floyd, Kelvin Benjamin, Kenny Stills
    TE: Kyle Rudolph, Zach Ertz
    D: Rams K: Dan Bailey
    Thoughts?

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      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Allan: You wouldn’t by any chance be Allan Thicke, would you?

      QB- you got the best Quarterback in NFL who will finish in the top 3 Qbs guaranteed if healthy and Dalton should put up great numbers this year, possibly hitting the bottom of the top 10/12 so great backup.

      RB- running back a tad weak which is to be expected in 14 team league but you did good to get Lacy. Matthews and Woodhead are interesting but obviousy starting both of em could get weird. I like Freeman and Taylor if the starters go down. In freeman’s case he may be playing from the jump.
      WR- Really nice job here. Love all these guys. stacked
      TE- Again, nice job. Rudolph is a savage beast who has truly been blessed by the Elder GOds and Ertz is wonderful fill in.
      Rams d front is nasty but the rest is suspect. need to play the match ups. kicker? no comment

      Thanks for reading, cuz

      • Allan says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: I wish I was Allan Thicke. Thanks for the input.

        • LT Murray IV

          Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Allan: Allen Thick is a God #GrowingPains

  11. Spring Blake says:
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    Keep Gio B at 18 or Alfred Morris at 0, 16 team deep roster league.

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Spring Blake: GIOOOOOOOOOO!!! 18 is a bargain there. I like Gio’s upside too much to let him walk. thanks for reading, SB

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: Haha what I was hoping to hear, the 0 on morris made me second guess though, thanks man!

        • LT Murray IV

          Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Spring Blake: you got it, plaaaaaaya

  12. JJ says:
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    Good day, your blog seriously rocks! I’m a bit nutty thinking about (for once finally) having the #1 overall pick in my upcoming draft. It’s a quirky league. 6 pts for all td’s. QB’s get bonus for 250/300/350 yds tossed, plus rushers and wideouts get bonus for every 100/150/200 yds gained. Needless to say, QB’s rock the pts. To put in perspective; Manning put up over 600 pts in our league and Brees was just over 500 pts (only player in league past 2 seasons with 500 plus pts). Meanwhile, Charles only put up 360 pts per our format. Am I crazy with thinking of going Manning, Brees, Rodgers #1 overall? Initially, was thinking AP, but our scoring system is bonkers for QB’s. Need some help to get my head on straight. Should I just say f it and take Brees (or other top 3 QB) or go basic and take AP or Shady? Your thoughts are sincerely appreciated. Sorry for the repost, looks like the post wasn’t approved quickly. Oh, and it’s a half pt ppr league. Thank you!!

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @JJ: Maybe Jay, thought your post was a little riskaaaaaaay? too hot for the internet? LOL. I answered above. Let’s do this

  13. Billy bob bob billy says:
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    Received a trade offering Demario Murray for Ryan Matthews/Crabtree. Who wins??

    • Billy bob bob billy says:
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      @Billy bob bob billy: sorry meant demarco.. Stupid autocorrect

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Billy bob bob billy: I’d go with Murray here. I just don’t know how Matthews is going to perform when they have 2 other running backs they want to get involved. he wont be a work horse by any means where Murray will be and playing in explosive offense. Also think people are tad too hyped on Crabtree. Thanks, Billy

  14. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Would you keep Peyton in the 4th or Gio in the 6th? Non PPR, 6pt passing TDs.

    • LT Murray IV

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      @Beam Me up Scottay: Non PPR? and 6 pt passing tds??? We call dis a” PEY DAY” homeslice. Set it and forget it .

  15. Sange76 says:
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    Keenan Allen or Vincent Jackson and why?

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      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Sange76: First off these guys are insanely close in the only rankings I really pay attention to so it’s semi difficult to predict this as they’re in similar situations.

      Allen has Floyd coming back on the other side along with 2 solid tight ends so hopefully he wont be facing double teams and V jax now isn’t the only weapon in Tampa so I see a big time year from him as well.

      My gut says Jackson explodes with McCown there and finishes with a couple more hundred yards than Allen . I actually prefer Allen as a go up and get it close to the goal line receiver so that complicates things even further.

      Allen has an incredible chemistry already with Rivers and is a touchdown machine. My heart says V-jax but my brain says ALLEN is your man.

      thanks for reading

      • Sange76 says:
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        @Tehol Beddict:

        Thanks! Always enjoy the info.
        Let me pick your brain a little more since my main draft isn’t till Sunday…

        Rd 3 comes around. Already have a nice rb/rb combo or a rb/wr duo…..On the clock…..Keenan Allen or Julius Thomas. Go…..

        • LT Murray IV

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          @Sange76: if running back running back I’d most likely grab Allen and target a Jordan Reed or Ruldolph a bit later in the draft. if you have one of teach, Julius could be an excellent addition depending on who else is there. if allen is best remaining at that point but you already have a receiver I’m ok with Thomas there. Either pick is good and easy to work with. just depends on what other tight ends you like. Thomas should have monster year tho

  16. Jerry says:
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    Hey Tehol,

    Should I keep Dez or Gio in a 12 team ppr league? I, unfortunately, can only keep one.

    Thanks

    • LT Murray IV

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      @Jerry: Whatup J-Bone?!?!, Got to go with Dez the legend in the making. I’ve seen Gio go higher in PPR leagues but Im sold on Dez longterm not sure how long Gio will be getting 20 plus touches especially if Hill produces. Stay TRU

  17. Greyismyhero says:
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    WHO IS THE MAN???? U U U!!!

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Greyismyhero is my hero

  18. Jerry says:
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    Thanks Tehol!

    • LT Murray IV

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Jerry: You got it, pimpin

  19. studPL says:
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    Tehol,

    All the experts are soo big on Ellington this season. He plays in a really tough division and Arizonas schedule is difficult.
    No thanks. Id rather invest in Ben Tate.

    I am really big on Foster to have one of the best seasons of his career.
    Hell be at or close to 100% and he is one of those backs that don’t cry and play with minor injuries.
    Tate is gone, new coach, no QB so they gonna run heavy and Texans schedule is a cake!

    Everything else seems on the money. Good job brotha!

    P.s. Draft Boykin and thank me later.

    Peace

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @studPL: I like your thoughts on Ben Tate. He looks healthy and ready to go. should have a nice year.

      I feel you on Ellington on the schedule but the Niners wont be the same this year I don’t believe so that may open up a bit and the Seahawks are somewhat bend don’t break so he still might pick up some yardage and in ppr could tack on a few that way. I just feel like his big games are going to be HUGE.

      Foster i took in 3rd round in one league but I can’t take him higher than that. He scares me a bit.

      Boykin…hmmmmm. just for you I will do just that this weekend. Really appreciate your contributions on this post, man. Have a good one and check in soon!

  20. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Tehol my man.

    Just drafted my squad in a 20-team .25 PPR – what do you think?

    QB – Brady
    WR – Andre Johnson
    WR – Colston
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gore
    TE – Ladarius Green
    W/R/T – James Jones

    K – N/A as of now…

    BN – Bowe
    BN – Knowshon
    BN – Marvin Jones
    BN – Jake Locker
    BN – Travis Kelce
    BN – Robert Turbin
    Def – Washington
    Def – Dallas
    (waited on Def, will switch based on matchups – all Def’s have been drafted)

    as is, I need a kicker so who should I drop for Shayne Graham? Marvin – he’s out for a while right?

    Also, should I swap anyone out for any of the following available on waivers?:
    – Asiata
    – Malcolm Floyd
    – Benny Cunningham
    – Stepfan Taylor
    – Denard Robinson

    shit’s deep! thanks chief

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: RAW DOG!!!!!!! Pretty Gods damn solid for a 20 freaking team league.

      Im a tad concerned with Andre Johnson this year but only the Elder Gods could stop him from producing, so let’s hope that isn’t the case.
      My boy Marvin should be a steal when he comes back and balls out.
      Brady will be good and I actually like Locker this year.
      Green and Kelce are probably about the 2 best sleeper tight ends out there so nice work there.
      Knowshon a wildcard. Gore is solid value and dropping too far in most drafts. Don’t expect a ton from Turbin if you’d like to grab Malcom floyd. either way for that.

      Nice work. Oh and, Raw Dog….I’ve missed you

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        @Tehol Beddict: and I you, Bosstradamus! I’m honored you like the squad. so you like Marvin then…

        I come bearing additional questions, of course – if you’d be so kind:

        I’ve got to pick 2 keepers for another league, a 12-team, non-ppr w/ 1QB, 3WR, 2RB, 1TE, no flex. Auction budget is $200, I can keep them at the values below. I like keeping AP, but what are your thoughts?/which two would you go for?

        Colin Kaepernick – $32
        Antonio Brown – $26
        Michael Floyd – $7
        James Jones – $18
        Shane Vereen – $17
        Andre Ellington – $1
        Vernon Davis – $15
        Adrian Peterson – $52
        Jordan Cameron – $3
        Aaron Dobson – $2
        Julio Jones – $50
        Doug Martin – $36

        thanks mein!

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: think you got to got Peterson bro. Id also struggle to release antonio brown as he’s in line for another MONSTER season although that eats up major payroll. Cameron is such a bargain bas is Floyd. hmmmm, the second choice is more difficult. Ooooooh just saw Julio there too!!!!. Yea id keep brown at 26

  21. gmatt21 says:
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    hey I need to keep 2 guys PPR

    stafford, matt ryan, gronk, zack stacy, michael floyd, colston, percy harvin, MJD

    thank you in advance

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      @gmatt21: @gmatt21: I’d probably keep Stacy and either Floyd or Percy and just draft Stafford again. If this isn’t sufficient I’d be happy to keep talking about it

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @gmatt21: hahahaha who’s picture is this???

  22. Justin says:
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    10 team PPR league, I kept Dez and Graham and have first pick in the draft. On the board is:

    Martin, Bernard, Bell, Ball

    Who ya got?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Justin: Got to be MOnte Ball, BABY BOY!!! lock that up, throw away the key and sleep like a baby. nice two keepers by the way. thanks for stopping in

  23. Pavan says:
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    Tehol my boy! 6th pick/ 10 teams. would you go lacy, calvin, graham, qb? 0.5 PPR, qbs TD 6 pts, -2 INT, -1 sacks. Also, in a small league like our with 10 teams and with our settings would you go elite QB early in the first 2 rounds?

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      @Pavan: P-Diddy!!!!! I’m taking Calvin right there broseph!. then I’m taking Dez or Graham in the second round. Im taking a QB later unless maybe Brees or Rogers/peyton left there. then you gonna have to pray for some running backs to drop like Ellingoton or maybe swoop Rashad Jennings type mofo’s.

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        Thanks T-rex, but if calvin is not there at 6 would you take lacy, graham, qb, or next stud WR?? I am so tempted to go stud WR-stud WR b/c I do not trust any RB after the top 4 and i want my first 2 rounds to be safe reliable picks.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Pavan: well, for example, I had 6th pick few days ago and took De Bryant who is going to have monster year. Aj green and Julio should be big also. Also fine with graham and wr which depending on what I the her receiver u get later gives u a huge advantage

  24. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Tehol – glad to see all of the Dominic Brown “razzing” from Grey hasn’t caused you to go all David Carradine on us. Always appreciate your insights and hyperbolic predictions (except those on Dominic Brown). Play in a PPR league where we have to start a rookie (can be QB/RB/WR/TE). Saw your preview on the Seahawks – I’m big on Paul Richardson too but with Seattle’s offensive gameplan and the receivers in front of him on the depth chart, do you see any type of meaningful contribution from him at any point this season? Even if Percy goes down with his inevitable injury, he’s still at best a WR3 in a run first offense, even if they spread it out a little more. Which rookies are you highest on to contribute right out the gate?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: Grey is like my Father, only he doesn’t beat me, he makes me massage his feet.

      Interesting, didn’t know the Seahawks thing was out!! thanks for letting me know haha. Nah, I can’t see RIchardson being much of a factor THIS season but he should make a few big plays and be ready for higher impact over the next few years. I would have preferred to stay put in draft and take Marqise Lee but that’s just me.

      1. Brandin Cooks
      2. Watkins
      3. Sankey
      4. Marqise Lee
      5. Kelvin Benjamin
      6. Mike Evans
      7. Ebron
      8. Odell Beckham
      9. Jordan Matthews.
      10. Cody Lattimer

      Thanks for reading, bro

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: @Julio White: I’ve always been on the football side, Julio. It’s my hobby. My passion is my hobby. Thanks for reading

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: what’s the opposite of putting water on the Gremlins? nice job.

  25. Jeff P says:
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    Half PPR league, starting
    QB: RGIII
    TE: Graham
    RB: Gio
    WR: Keenan Allen

    need to fill 1 WR, 1 WR/TE, 1 WR/RB
    Candidates: Gerhart, Decker, Crabtree, Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter.

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      @Jeff P: so I need 3 players or just one?

      1. Crabtree
      2.Toby
      3. Wright for ppr
      4. Hunter
      5. Decker

      I was tempted to throw Toby at 1. Im intrigued with him this season

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        @Tehol Beddict: 3 out of 5. I don’t trust Decker, but he’s the only realistic option on the Jets, and they are playing Oakland. I have impressive depth for a 14 team league, but that means playing matchups, and risking leaving points on the bench.

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          @Jeff P: oh sorry, Jeff didn’t know you meant week 1 specifically. Yea I would totally play match up a in that case

  26. ferrisferris says:
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    When would you reach for Randolph at its earliest? (std. league) Also, picking 11 in a 12 league, is reaching for a TE early a mistake? Cheers!

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @ferrisferris: I’d say about round 8, maybe round 7 if you’re truly feeling the kid. he could have monster breakout #HAM

      I have gone tight end early the past few seasons and its worked out quite well. theres nothing I hate more than having to mix and match tight ends every week then you end up starting some bum like Jacob Tamme or something. IF Jimmy’s there, you take him. I might wait on Gronk though

  27. frankgrimes says:
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    Chris Johnson will be a disgrace this year
    he doesnt run hard
    doesn’t break tackles
    just had knee surgery
    jets have shitty QB and OL
    and unless the hole is ten times the size of a Kardashians ass he won’t break thru it

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @frankgrimes: Frank, what you just wrote there was incredible. I just woke up and the Kardashian reference just put me in a good mood.

      Easy to say CJ bricking, especially fantasy wise since we know he wont be getting the touchdowns. Thanks for checking in and please come back soon

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        @Tehol Beddict:
        I know you love some Kardashain ass ha
        I was going to say Steven Jackson.
        you watching hard knocks?
        Dude gets hurt during the first ten minutes.
        After his lame ass motivation speeches to the rookies and his fucking art show
        I used to think he was a beast now he is a just a huge douche!

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @frankgrimes: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH,

          My thoughts exactly. Lecturing everyone and doing MFin art shows hahahahah. this dude has gone softer than a grape. Yes I watch Hard Knocks on the reg. yes I love kardashian ass. You know me too well.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @frankgrimes: interesting, you and Smokey are at polar ends of thought on NYJ run blocking.

  28. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    If Justin Hunter goes bonkers this year, are there enough balls to go around for him and Kendall Wright???

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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: I think so, yes. They both look exceptional and I would love to get my hands on either one of them. Wright more so for PPR. Locker looks dialed in….however, it is the preseason

  29. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Tehol Keeper help:

    Got Jay’s input, but sadly didnt know all of the rules when I asked him.
    12 team auction $200 cap
    Can keep up to 4, only 2 at any given position

    A Peterson : $48
    Julio Jones :$33
    Megatron $57
    Justin Hunter $5
    Russell Wilson $12
    Hartline $6
    Torrey Smith $21
    Jared Cook $7

    I was going to do AP and Julio for sure. Then maybe Hunter at $5, but also tempted to roll into the draft poor, but with AP, Calvin and Julio. Don’t think there is a 4th guy worth keeping at their prices.

    Joined one of your RCL league – should be epic.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: First off, thank you for joining my league and looking forward to the heroic challenge I hope you provide.

      I kind of like the idea of keeping julio megatron and peterson tho yes you would be poor, but somewhat like the roster already constructed which would be very good. Julio is a bargain at that price if healthy and I say he has monster year. the other two are best at their positions in football so can’t argue with keeping them. too bad u can’t also keep hunter at 5 since he will prob go for more than that. I would go with your idea on the 3 big dogs. couldn’t release them . thanks for reading and thanks again for joining the league

  30. DomMattingly says:
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    QB:
    Luck
    Cutler
    RB:
    L. Bell
    A. Morris
    B. Sankey
    B. Pierce
    S. Greene
    WR
    MEGATRON
    K. Allen
    M. Floyd
    T. Williams
    K. Britt
    TE
    Olsen
    Ertz

    Do I need two TEs?
    Do I drop Ertz for L. Blount or J. Stewart? Do I swap him for L. Green?
    Am I being foolish rostering Britt? I kinda love his potential…do I drop him for M. Lee?

    Thanks

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @DomMattingly: very nice team for sure.

      Very good questions as well. I’m intrigued with Britt as well and kind of want to see him for a game or 2 to see if he regained his once legendary form. Ertz is also a guy who in his second year could go off in this passing offense and I dont think you’re desperate for a running back as of yet. you probably don’t NEED 2 tight ends so i don’t have a problem with grabbing Blount. I love Green but he’s spilliting receptions with Gates so his and Ertz numbers should be fairly similar. you could really go either way but I love potential of the two guys you have and would probably wait to see how they perform. thanks for reading

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: thanks! I should probably take the wait and see approach. I don’t think having or not having Blount will make or break my squad. Nice articles! I look forward to reading this season!

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          @DomMattingly: Thanks man. I think thats the right call. lets hope for the best

  31. Kid A says:
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    Why is everyone calling you Tranny Porn?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Kid A: everyone? or the lames who don’t dare speak in my comment section? We thought you dead. Good to know you’re alive

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Kid A: nice work. if you win the league you get a t-shirt on my dime. kudos

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Kid A: you know damn well our types can’t let actions speak louder than words. even when the actions get loud we’d turn it up to 11 with vox.

  32. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Tehol: I’m hoping your football advice is better than your baseball advice (Brown, Harper, etc) but in your defense, Grey also hyped up guys like Segura so they can’t all be hits.

    Anyway, which set of 4 do you like better in PPR:

    Bernard, Ellington, Roddy, Floyd
    Bernard, Ben Tate, Julio, Floyd

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: if someone could be spot on with every suggestion they’d run the planet. I apologize Bryce Harper was injured and that Brown just hasn’t worked out. If you’d like to go through all the suggested pick ups from every writer on the site and show me the results. That being said, I take no offense to your comment, swaggs. or do I?

      Anyway. Im gonna take Julio over Roddy team because I believe Tate could have an extremely solid season. Ellington will be better in ppr but Julio might end up number 1 overall receiver. he looks unstoppable. THanks for stopping by.

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        @Tehol Beddict: You do take offense, but that’s okay. I could have left that part about baseball out and went right to the question.

        I drank the Harper Kool Aid like everyone else but you’re on your own with Demonic.

        Thanks for answering quickly. My draft is tomorrow and I started wavering over the Julio pick since the hype machine is strong with Ellington.

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          @SwaggerJackers: i think the difference from Julio to Roddy is wider than the difference of Ellignton to Tate. I think Douglas eats into some of Roddy’s numbers.

          Im just a Domonic Brown fan. Till my death

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            @Tehol Beddict: cool. So what order would you place these guys in ppr: Tate, vereen, Jennings.

            Thanks tehol

            • Tehol Beddict says:
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              @Swaggerjackers: Tate, Vareen, Jennings though I believe I just drafted Vareen over tate in a draft this past week haha. Tate is growing on me. obviously Vareen could catch 70 plus balls tho.

  33. Ron says:
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    So let me understand this…I have the #1 pick in a 12 team .5PPR league and both Charles and Peterson are available.

    Are you advising that I choose AP?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Ron: PPR, I’d go Mccoy 1. charles 2. Peterson 3. PPR is a huge difference. have to play the odds. don’t get it twisted. I would still take charles 3rd overall in standard scoring I just have terrible feeling about chiefs this season. Hopefully I’m wrong. you can’t go wrong with either of those guys. ….barring injury

  34. @teholshowmeda$ says:
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    Demeryius Thomas/Greg olson FOR Jimmy Graham.

    jimmy graham is an absolute BEAST. so is demeryius, but it’s the TE eligibility i’m loving.

    if i got jimmy, my new WR1 would be keenan allen, with Roddy white/colston/kenall wright my choices for a WR2..

    what do you think

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @@teholshowmeda$: Id hold D Thomas but its a tough call. I don’t have a problem with it if you want to make this trade. it makes sense I suppose but Olsen should have nice year also.

  35. Clint says:
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    So, if I’m reading right, I should draft Bernard #1 overall because he’s the new Charles but I won’t get Ellington because he’ll be going #2 overall as the new Bernard and Charles is undraftable? Meanwhile, Carlos Hyde gets no Tehol love at all despite looking like the new hotness in San Fran to push aside old man Gore :(

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Clint: Clint, I’m confused as well. HHAHAHHA. i don’t touch on EVERY player I love or hate for that would turn into an opus that Jay nor any editor in the world would want to touch. Hyde does look good but Gore is not going anywhere. Hyde is a nice late round pick tho for sure.

  36. jamie says:
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    I just Can’t get with the the Dre love. I like Martin and Stacy better where they are going in drafts.

    “gio has the edge in schedule as he doesnt have seahawks and 49ers twice. those days could be extremely painful for Ellington owners.”

    If your trying to win championships why would you want a guy that has a painful week 16 matchup?

    Comparing him to JC is tough. KC had cupcakes last year, faced like 8 back up QB’s and were ahead alot. Not to mention Andy Reid who does not play games and feeds the RB at the GL.

    I want to get on this train really bad, just haven’t been sold yet.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @jamie: Have you witnessed Ellington get the full workload in preseason? this dude is about to go so HAM he’s gonna give me diabetes. LETS DO IT….the seahawks and niners will be tough but he could surprise. and I expect some monster games to make up for it

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