Homies, I’m home! Greetings! I come to you live from Kathmandu, at a retreat where other Elder God chosen worshipers come to participate in peyote smoking, animal sacrifice, and some other mind-stimulating activities I’m not at liberty to discuss. Living at this elevation has really helped me clear my head of all negative thoughts and distractions, and if the Elders are correct, this will be the greatest weekend of my Fantasy Football predicting life. Thus far, we’ve discussed “fear of failure” and “radical acceptance”, and all of a sudden, things have become so clear for me; Razzball will go on to become the largest fantasy sports site on the planet and I will ride around our world’s largest cities on an elephant while women throw themselves at my well manicured feet. You’ve got to be realistic about these things.

I am Tehol Beddict and this is Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em! Take heed!

My rankings have been updated and can be found here.

 

Start ‘Em

Russell Wilson – In order for MY Seattle Seahawks to win this game, RW is going to have to call upon his “God”, chug a couple gallons of that holy water he promotes, avoid the Bengals pass rush in the same fashion he avoids having sex with his celebrity girlfriend, who, by the way, looks like she could break a world record for time on a mechanical bull (dem legs doe), and actually find some folks in the end zone. I say he does all that and more.

Matt Ryan – Hmmm, let’s see here: Washington is already missing D’Angelo Hall and now opposite starter, Chris Culliver, has been ruled out. AND now they have to go to Hotlanta and face the high powered Falcons offense? I’d give better odds to a Chihuahua facing a Pit Bull (what an awful thought). I don’t care that Washington is 10th in pass yards given up, there will be blood.

T.J. Yeldon  Okay Teej, if you can’t find it inside of you to rush for over 120 yards and a touchdown on Lovie’s inept defense, I’m going to pay for a gargantuan Toby Gerhart billboard to go up in Jacksonville. I’m simply not seeing enough. Who do I have to blow to get ONE breakaway!? You ever suck D for a TD?

Chris Thompson  Desperation and possible DFS play this week as the Falcons should be up from the get go, and as we witnessed last week, Thompson is seemingly always on the field in these situations… remember when Matt Jones was a thing?

Julio Jones/Leonard Hankerson – Jones is the obvious one, obviously, but Hankerson is a must start this week. Shooooot, I’d even consider starting Roddy White against this secondary. Atlanta, home of the most dynamic offense in the NFL, as well as the best strip clubs in the world. Why I don’t live there? I have no clue.

Pierre Garçon  Even though Desmond Trufant should be lacquered on his jockstrap for the entire game, Garçon has the talent to pile up some solid statistics this week and he will most definitely have the targets. Extremely solid option this week.

Maxx Williams  Let’s try this again, shall we? Steve Smith is out. Perriman is still MIA and if I’m fakin’, then I’m Kamar Aiken. I’ve witnessed dudes flipping burgers at Mickey D’s with more talent than the remaining Ravens wideouts. Two things to take from that statement: 1) It’s all about opportunity. and 2) McDonalds is now serving breakfast all day. Those McGriddles go straight to my ass. Ughhhhhh.

Denver Broncos Defense – Insane pass rush? Yep. Great cover corners? Yep Yeppers. Playing at home? Yesireee Bobbit. Whatever the cost may be in DFS, Big Daddy Beddict is paying up. Sometimes you must pay the cost to be a boss. Say one thing for Von Miller, he’s one of the greatest air-humpers to ever grace this planet.

 

Sit ‘Em

Derek Carr  I have already written about the outstanding Broncos defense that has given up the lowest amount of yards per game along with accumulating an impressive 18 quarterback takedowns. No matter what happens this Sunday, Derek is still better than his brother, David, and really, what else truly matters? Stay away.

Andy Dalton  Richard Sherman. Cam Chancellor. Earl Thomas. Cary Williams. The Legion of Boom! The Seahawks are surrendering a meager 190 yards per game through the sky right now, while only allowing three passing touchdowns. You do the math, or think about it, or whatever…

Isaiah Crowell  With Duke Johnson coming on, along with the addition of Robert Turbin, it seems to me as if Crowell’s days are numbered. This hurts me deeply as I’m a gigantic Cro fan, but Mike Pettine and the entire Cleveland staff is inept and doesn’t seem to understand the concept of handing the ball off more frequently, especially when it’s working. Simply just not a safe start. Ever, really.

Amari Cooper  I was burned the last time I put Cooper in this category, as he was facing whom I thought was one of the best corners in the league: Joe Haden. I’ve since been shamed by the Elder Gods for my lack of belief, but these Denver corners are real. HOWEVER, I will point out that Mike Wallace roasted Chris Harris a couple times and was missed, so it is doable… but that’s kind of like saying Christian Slater winning an Emmy for his lead role in a show on HBO that then reignites his film career.

Willie Snead – Can we have more Cooks, Coleman, and C.J. Spiller, PLEASE? I don’t feel like I’m asking for too much. Snead is clearly the least talented of the group, and I fully expect a drop in production.

Rob Gronkowski – You see, the statistics say… I’m totally kidding. GRONK ME! GRONK ME ALL NIGHT!

Seattle Seahawks Defense – The Bengals turn the ball over less frequently than Jordan Gordon-Levitt [Jay’s Note: Haha, who’s that?]. Seriously, have you ever witnessed an actor GIFTED so many huge roles without being a major reason for ANY of his past film’s success? It’s like he’s blackmailing all the studio heads in Hollywood. There’s truly no other explanation. But, yeah, I expect Seattle’s defense to play solid again, it’s just not a great matchup as far as sacks and turnovers are concerned… we’re still going to win that game though!

Thank you for joining me for another edition of Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em. You honor me with your readership and I will continue to attempt to do right by you with suggestions in the comment section below. Never lose faith in the Elders and have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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  1. G-man says:
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    which trade do you like better here:
    Eddie Lacy, buffalo d, Jarvis Landry for Odell beckham Jr. and Denver d.
    Or
    Eddie Lacy and Jarvis Landry for demarius Thomas and Lamar Miller
    Also is is giving up Lacy too much for either of these? I just have Peterson, foster, Ivory, AND Lacy and I don’t really have an elite WR. Lacy the only player I feel like people want in my league!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @G-man: Beckham deal would be ideal. You get the best player in the deal, a good D and you free up a roster spot to play with. But that’s just me

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @J-FOH: i love the denver d add but its like Landry a throw in when he’s a top 20 wideout possibly. hmmmmmm

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @G-man: G-G-G-G-G-UNIT! i think you giving up too much here mayne. can you do like Lacy for D Thomas straight up ????

      • G-man says:
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        @Tehol Beddict:
        Maaan I think I’m just gonna stand pat.. It’s basically between playing k. Allen, b. Marshall, Lacy and Peterson and flexing foster. Or playing k. Allen, d. Thomas, Peterson and foster, and being able to flex Ivory or k. Allen. It just seems like I’m better off with the excess RBs. One more thing though.. I’m thinking of dropping k. Williams for Christine Michael mainly because I don’t think I’ll be using either, but Michael could Take over the Dallas rb job.. Do you think that is worth it?

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @G-man: i like where your head’s at but I’m concerned with McCoy long term health so maybe williams is factor all season. but if you’re not going to play him anyway its a solid risk

  2. A-Gon says:
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    Is Jordan the unheard of brother of Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @A-Gon: Could be! Tehol could just be drunk too. I haven’t ruled that out.

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @Jay: always a high probability of that

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @A-Gon: yes and no

  3. Radioactive says:
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    Who would you prefer for a bench spot in a 1/2 point PPR league? Jordan Reed or Matt Jones

    My starting TE = gates
    My RBs = AP, ingram, foster, randle

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Radioactive: probably Reed then as gates is old and y ou are totally set at running back

  4. Radioactive says:
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    Or Karlos Williams, Andre Johnson, Hurns, Terrance Williams, or Crabtree? They are all available too….waiver day was Friday night and a lot of these guys were dropped

    My other WRs are Cobb, Green, and James Jones (all who have the same bye in a few weeks) and Desean Jackson

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Radioactive: hmmmm, maybe Karlos if he ends up starting the next couple weeks after this is worth it but in reality you wont be starting him no matter what. I’d grab Hurns or Andre over Reed

  5. Butterfield says:
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    Would the Elder Gods trade Moncrief and Woodhead for Cooper? What about Cooks and Woodhead?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Butterfield: Yaaaaaaassss, the Elders sing, YAAAAAAAASSSSSS

  6. Play4thefuture? says:
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    Tehol the elders have not been kind to me this week. I own the following wr: Brandon Marshall (bye) James jones, Alshon jeffery (q), sammybwatkins (q)martavis Bryant (q) Dez Bryant (o) and big willie Snead…

    I need to pick up a defense for Carolinas bye week but was trying to prevent dropping Carolina..

    My two starters at wr are James jones and willie Snead since it sounds like everyone else will not play. I was hoping on dropping Snead for a defense.

    Would you
    1) risk it hoping one of my 3 questionable wrs play and drop Snead for a defense?
    2) drop Carolina d and stream a defense, start Snead as my wr 2?
    3) drop both Carolina d and Snead and pick up a waiver wire wr and waiver wire d?? Not entirely sure of waiver wire wr options at the moment but it’s a 12 team league so its barren

    Thanks

    • Play4thefuture? says:
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      @Play4thefuture?: Michael Floyd and Torrey smith best available wr.. Eesh ..

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Play4thefuture?: you know what, go and get you Michael FLoyd but uhhhhh, not sure who to drop to get a defense. it sucks having to drop Carolina’s which has been so solid but id imagine their schedule gets a lot tougher, starting with a trip to Seattle after bye so thats at least two weeks of them maybe not being the greatest option including bye so its possible you could stream defense and get Carolina back anyway. POSSIBLE not a sure thing. so id maybe do that. i actually like Floyd and Smith better than Snead going forward. May the Elders guide you to glory

  7. Viktor Vaughn says:
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    Rank these three options please: Bortles, Kaepernick, or head in the oven.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Viktor Vaughn: bortles forcing your head in the oven

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @J-FOH: have you ever tried baked human head before? its delightful

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Viktor Vaughn: I have Bortles ranked 13th this week so I’m on that train. Kaepernick could surprise, in fact i believe he will, but its just a gut call. have to go Bortles

  8. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Tehol! Marvin Jones or Green Beckham ros? Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Jerry: J-bone!!!! very interesting question here. I’m very intrigued to see if DGB’s playing time goes up in a major way after the bye week. i still say Jones will be more consistent but DGB is so tantalizing. mmmmmm, DGB

  9. miles proudfoot says:
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    Would you start Eli or Mariota? Spiller or Rawls with Lynch out? Thanks!

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @miles proudfoot: think i gots to go Eli and Rawls. Spiller has more upside but touches are limited. Rawls has good shot at td this week and a bunch of carries in what should be a hard fought battle

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        thanks a lot! Also, someone dropped Andre Ellington. Would you drop any of the following for him: Vereen, rashad Jennings, spiller or Rawls? Also could part with Antonio gates, Marvin jones or Baldwin as a non-rb. Thanks for the advice, sorry if this is obvious stuff but just began playing fantasy football.

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @miles proudfoot: you are very welcome, my goodman! id like to see him produce first. hard to drop other guys when chris johnson seems like the guy now. need a week to see which makes it harder. dropping a gates for him if you have another tight end ur starting would be fine. I’m i would say drop baldwin for him but then i dont want him to have big game this weekend which i hope he does haha

          • miles proudfoot says:
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            @Tehol Beddict: yes sir got it, thanks man.

  10. Nick says:
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    Morning Tehol, so I ended up getting both D Adams & Tate in my 10 team league off waivers…with that said I’m a bit disappointed nobody tried to bid on these guys! I got them for $5 a piece which puts me at the lowest FAAB $ left ($32/$100)…I really just hope this FAAB money does not come back to haunt me! Here is the roster after the claims

    QB-Peyton
    RB-AP/DeMarco
    WR-Ty/Amari/Garcon
    TE-Bennett
    Flex-J Randle
    K-Tucker
    D-Baltimore
    Bench- T Taylor, Gates, Duke Johnson, D Adams, Tate & Hankerson

    Do you agree with Hankerson at flex this week since AP is out (moving J Randle up to RB with DeMarco)?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Nick: top of da morning to ya!! better to use early than not at all! hard to find players better than those two on waivers EVER, so kudos. yep, I have Hankerson in there without a doubt, my goodman. nice work

      • Nick says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: sweet always like a good waiver claim! Lets hope I can hold on to them through the season & not have to worry about that FAAB $

        One more question, I know your down on Amari but considering I already had Ty go & Amari is my WR2, Garcon WR3, Hanktime Flex…have Duke J, Tate, Gates on my bench…I could get any of them in my moving Hank to WR2 & Amari to bench but I’m having trouble benching a guy like Cooper for Duke J against Balty, Tate (Lions a mess on offense) & Gate (first game back)…hold with Cooper/Garcon/Hank?

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Nick: you cant bench Cooper. i just meant in general or as far as being a DFS play type deal. u good, big dog

          • Nick says:
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            @Tehol Beddict: THank you sir! Good luck today!

  11. Football says:
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    Joe randle and Seattle d for Larry fitz?

    1 point ppr league?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Football: sure, that works. i love that seattle defense tho. but randle seems to be blowing it. I’m ok with this

      • football says:
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        @Tehol Beddict:

        i would be getting randle and seattle

  12. Comatose says:
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    Pick 2: Yeldon, DeMarco, Dion Lewis, Rawls with Lynch out.

    Pick 2: Cooks, Martavis, Matt Jones

    Pick 2: Hill, Morris, Abdullah, Rawls.

    You’re the man as always.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Comatose: I have Lewis and Yeldon ranked the highest and i like their matchups. i like Demcarco and rawls to tho but on rankings i have lewis ranked the highest by far and Yeldon has great matchup

  13. Fizz says:
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    12 team standard. Need to pick two for flex.
    A. Morris, C. Hyde, A. Hurns
    At wide receiver do i start aiken or john brown.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Fizz: id go MOrris and Hyde and start Hurns at wideout. can you do that or was that separate?

      but id go Aiken over Brown

      • Fizz says:
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        I can do that. Ill start hurns, bench j. Brown and aiken. Thanks!

        • Tehol Beddict says:
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          @Fizz: yuuuuup

  14. Steve Stevenson says:
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    ROS, standard scoring, D. Adams or D. Jackson?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’m going with my boy, Desean

  15. david says:
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    Hey!
    I noticed that Malcom Floyd had a concussion but was practicing this week. He just recently got cleared to play. Karlos Williams suffered a concussion as well but was not practicing at all.
    How many hurdles(steps) are there on the protocol? Do we know where he is on it?
    Thanks!!

  16. jcsnake says:
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    Whos a better start… Blont, Yeldon or Morris

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @jcsnake: Yeldon has best matchup. Morris has nice matchup but not if they get blown out .

  17. The Talent Show says:
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    Bortles @tb, smith vs chi, cutler @kc?? Staff, Vick, kap, foles?? Lol.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @The Talent Show: Bortles and Smith should both have nice games. I’m going Bortles

  18. William says:
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    Tehol! Big Chief! Hope you are doing well. Could I get your advice for this week on who to start? I appreciate it!

    QB-Rodgers
    RB1-Lacy
    RB2- Ingram
    WR1- J. Matthews
    WR2- R. Randle? Hankerson?
    F- Dion Lewis
    TE- Eifert
    D-AZ

    Bench: Gurley, A. Cooper, Doug Martin, S. Bradford.

    I don’t like Cooper this week against DEN’s defense. The big toss ups for me are Gurley, Randle, and Hankerson.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @William: My goodman!!!!! id probably start Hankerson at 2 spot. jordan matthews better do something this week. I’m getting annoyed. Id consider Gurely over Ingram and Lewis tho

  19. Chucky says:
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    Half PPR Flex: Hillman, CJ Anderson, AWilliams or Cooks

  20. JamesSImp says:
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    freeman tate and hillman for dez?

    id give up dez.

    Love the article

  21. Dom B says:
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    Hey Jay looking to next week where I have byes for Jason Witten and Latavius Murray. Im starting Thomas Rawls if Lynch doesn’t play next week and I don’t have a backup TE who would you drop
    my roster
    QB Phillip Rivers
    RB Leveon Bell
    RB Latavius Murray
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    TE Jason Witten
    Flex Keenan Allen
    Bench
    QB ElI Manning
    RB Jonathan Stewart
    WR Steve Smith
    WR JOHN BROWN
    RB GIO BERNARD
    RB Thomas Rawls

  22. Dom B says:
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    Which TE to play next week with Jason Witten on bye Jacob Tamme, Richard Rodgers, Coby Fleener, Jordan Cameron, Vernon Davis, Heath Miller, Jordan Reed(injured), Owen Daniels, Crockett Gilmore, or Eric Ebron

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