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Q: I'm hot on T-Rich this year, but understandably, I'm a little afraid to take him. He's typically been available till around the 4th or 5th round, as is the Duke. I know you guys are hot on Ellington, but what are your thoughts? Asked 07/24/14 by Trent Davidson

A: I like the explosion factor with The Duke. But Trent will get some high volume games this season for the Colts. Using "the eye test" last season, I would say I have less worry about Ellington's chances to dominate this season... but as Charlie Don't Surf® mentioned on our podcast last night - "Trent might just not be very bright, and couldn't figure things out in the new system." They are both solid picks there... if you get more points for big yard games and long TD bonuses, the Ellington is your man - but if you like a guy that will get tons of touches and hope he does something with them, then Trent is a sound 5th round pick. 4th would be a tad early maybe. //d-Rx® Answered 07/24/14 by d-Rx

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Q: Well guys I have had this on my mind since last season ended!! I'm in a 12 man ppr league in it's 3rd year that is now a keeper league with us keeping up to 2 players in the round they were drafted, undrafted players being our last pick. At first I thought my decision was clear with Gio as my 5th round and Orange Julius in the 10th but I wanted your opinions on my roster. As my last pick I can keep The "Duke" (really want to do that), Percy Harvin, Charles Clay, or Rashad Jennings. We can keep them up to 3 years. Start 2 RB 2 WR and one flex. And here is a curveball, a league-mate with a mancrush on my 5th rd. Gio may want to trade his 3rd round Jimmy "Smith" Graham!!! What do you think?? I'd love to hear opinions from a couple of ya if possible!!! Thanks for helping me crush!! Asked 07/24/14 by Brandon Morisson

A: First of all, if you can pull that trade off - do it now. I would keep "The Duke" with that last pick, that is 4th round value (with major upside) with your last pick. If you can do that trade you keep Geo and trade him for Jimmy "Smith" - so you got yer TE and a RB. If you can't pull that trade off, then I would go with Orange Julius there with the 10th (then you've locked down a top 4 player at the TE position with yer 10th pick. That's what I would do, but I have a feeling one of the other guys would go NEO GEO. //d-Rx® Answered 07/24/14 by d-Rx

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Q: Who are the RB1's/2's you're targeting in a 12 team draft when you have a late pick and don't draft an rb? I've been going Dez/Brees or Green etc. So essentially, what RB's do you like for your RB1 in the 30's, or don't you like the strat?(Which based on your the podcasts I believe you do like the strat I'm trying). I've been getting Ryan Mathews (ugh), then picking up rb's like crazy, like Gerhart, Pierce, Miller, Hill, Michael. Thanks you fantastic bastards, Bruv Asked 07/22/14 by Ben Colantonio

A: Depending on which site your drafting on it varies slightly as there are people who only draft based off the yahoo/espn rankings and then take a guy higher or lower. In the 30's though my top guy is Andre Ellington especially if it is a PPR league. After that I have guys like C.J. Spiller and Reggie Bush followed by Ryan Mathews Ben Tate and Sankey. As always though I say not to get locked into a strategy going in especially in the first round, just in case a guy falls into your lap, you don't want to be that next guy to go ahead and pass him down you know? Having an idea in mind is great, but when things go differently then you expect be ready to adjust on the fly. Best of luck to you in your drafts, let us know how else we can help. - Stagg Party. Answered 07/22/14 by Stagg Party

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Q: Any tips or quick advice on an 8 man league? Never played in one before but one of my leagues is down to only 8 teams. Standard scoring with .5 PPR and 6 pt for all TD's. I'm guessing draft a QB late and stockpile RB/WR? Thanks. Asked 07/21/14 by Matthew Petrosky

A: I did an 8 man league for ages, it's fun to have stacked teams! I would go with the flow on draft day. take the best guys on your tiers - i mean QBs in 6 point td leagues put up over twice as many points as the WR/RB most season. I wouldn't be scared to go earlier than some others on a QB and TE - because as you say then every one of the rest of your picks can be a RB/WR... literally if you go high on a guy like graham - you don't need to pick another TE in the draft. pick up a filler at TE on his bye week. the thing with TE and QBs is that they are 1 player position starters - so it benefits to have top end talent there and not be playing match ups... but set your tiers well and be the guy that starts the runs - not the one reacting to them. my advice would be when people are running you should walk... when they are walking - you run like hell! in an 8 man league, that's the way to win. and tiers will help you see the drops best. good luck! //d-Rx® Answered 07/22/14 by d-Rx

A: I was just thinking back to my 8 man league years and thought of something... the guy that has THE QB THAT BLOWS UP - usually wins. so i would say don't wait on a QB. teams are stacked - but when you get the QB that can score 350 to 450 points - at the main spot with all the other talent you could provide that team at the other positions - it's huge. If I were you, I would target a Nick Foles in the 3rd or if no one is taking QBs in the 4th round. //d Answered 07/22/14 by d-Rx

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Q: My 10 team keeper league is a ppr league that starts 2x QB, 2x RB, 3x WR, 2x FLEX, TE, K, DST. We keep 5 guys per year and also one rookie from the previous year. My five keepers and one rookie are Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford, Jamaal Charles, Reggie Bush, CJ Spiller, and Tavon Austin. I pick last in the first round and I don't have a 2nd round pick so I won't be able to grab one of the higher ranked rookies like Stankey, Evans, Watkins, etc. What rookies would you recommend grabbing later on knowing I won't need them this year but will be keeping them next year? Asked 07/21/14 by Matthew Petrosky

A: Matthew, My first reaction is to tell you Carlos Hyde as Frank Gore is entering the final year of his deal, San Francisco is a run centric offense, and the guy is talented. Also you might want to think about grabbing one of the rookie quarterbacks who will probably be using this season as a redshirt year in the NFL (Manziel, Bortles, and Bridgewater) that way you can protect a non QB next season. Other guys to keep on your radar should be Davante Adams and Cody Latimer as they could basically have zero value this year but big value next year with the guys ahead of them entering the final years of their deals in pass happy offenses. Answered 07/21/14 by Stagg Party

A: I would be all over Jeremy Hill and Terrance West at running back, and Brandin Cooks, Jordan Matthews or Odell Beckham Jr. Johnny Football is a risk reward pick, after him I like Bortles and have a good gut feeling about Carr (already nabbed him in a Dynasty league). Marquise Lee is another option. This is a deep class of rookies, and after the top three it is the wild west through the top 20. Plenty of talent out there. Answered 07/21/14 by Houdini

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Q: Big fan of you guys but wondering if you are over valuing QBs a bit (a lot)? In your Mock draft re-cap, every single starting QB was picked WAY before ADP on most sites and everyone agreed that it was a 'great pick' (with a Cam exception). If every QB is a 'great pick' and knowing that not many people will take a backup in first 10 rounds, why not wait to be the last guy to take a starter and use that 3rd round pick for an elite WR or RB2? I agree the top 3 guys are studs but QBs 4-15 are murky at best, why not just wait and grab 2 of em in rounds 9 and 10? Asked 07/21/14 by Shannon Pierce

A: Dawgmaticå here - I fully agree with you, Shannon, and normally would have followed that exact type of strategy... except for the fact that I know how each of these guys drafts (KNOW YOUR LEAGUE!) and felt the need to draft my guy a little bit earlier than I would have liked. There were two reasons I grabbed the QB for each of my teams when I did (both in the fourth round). First, the position was starting to thin out a little bit at that point, as I got Stafford as the 7th QB off the board and Brady as the 9th. It's my personal belief that both those guys have Top-5 potential this season, while I wasn't so sure about the rest of the guys left. The second reason was the most important, however, and it was simply because I knew the guys I was drafting against. We may have even talked about it for a second during the show... these guys will fuck you if they get the chance. Which basically means, even if they don't need a QB, they'll still grab the last remaining studs just to screw me out of a legit starter. In the end, I would absolutely agree with you, Shannon, in that the QB position is deep enough to wait until later on to draft one. It would likely be better for your overall team to stockpile upper-tier RBs and WRs instead of going too early on someone like Matt Ryan (even though I still love him for this season) or Cam Newton (don't even like him for the Top-15 this year). Answered 07/21/14 by Dawgmaticå

A: Stagg Party here - I think round 9 and 10 is a bit to long of a wait but you could go in with such a strategy if your comfortable getting Big Ben or Andy Dalton. Usually I am waiting till about the fifth or sixth round to grab my qb depending on how it goes, I personally like knowing who is going to be my starter every week rather than going plug and play and kicking yourself in the behind when you start the wrong guy. Just about your comfort level at some point, if your comfortable with guys further down on the board then by all means wait, if not grab one of the top guys when you don't like the value of the other positions on the board. Also to agree with Dawg I am a big poster boy for taking two stud QBs and point blocking as well as using them for trades. I would in fact use a pick just to throw some salt on the wound for a guy who has waited too long. Answered 07/21/14 by Stagg Party

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Q: As I said earlier My wife found you guys and has question. 10 team PPR 1 keeper and loose rd drafted. J Thomas in 16th, A Brown in 8th or Vereen in 9th and It is cool to have your wife p;ay fantasy football and ALMOST like it as much as Me Thanks Guys Asked 07/19/14 by John Varner

A: John, I think Julius in the 16th is a no brainer as he is currently going for a 3rd round ADP. Biggest difference in terms of points scored vs. his cost, it's a huge advantage. Antonio Brown is very good at that price as well but top tight ends are hard to come by especially with a kicker price tag (16th round). Answered 07/21/14 by Stagg Party

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Q: Draft strategy ? Picking 9th in 10team PPR, J Graham is keeper loosing 3rd RD pick. Go top 2 WR on my board first 2 picks or WR & RB. Is 2 RB back to back too risky? Great Draft Kit Thanks and my wife found it and is using it against me it sucks!!!! Asked 07/19/14 by John Varner

A: Sorry man your wife requested that we do not answer your questions. Kidding. With the ninth pick in PPR my top receiver is usually still on the board in Demaryius Thomas so I have no problem taking him with that pick. You can wrap it around with an A.J. Green typically as well which looks to be a solid start to a team or you could go balanced and select a DeMarco Murray. My strategy adapts as the board shakes loose so it's tough to call, but in PPR having two stud wide outs is never a bad call. Good luck bro, let us know if there is anything we can do to help. - Stagg Party Answered 07/21/14 by Stagg Party

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Q: I'm a new listener & love you guys! I joined a 12 team dynasty league that was already in year 2 so I just took over a team that was pretty shity but I have overhauled the entire roster except Cutler who I think is top 10 QB this year. I just acquired Ben Tate & Josh Gordon for rookie draft picks 1.12/2.07/3.05. A trade with a lot of risk I know but what do you boys think of my trade? Asked 07/17/14 by Edhwin Baker

A: Tough to call as we just don't know how many games Josh Gordon is going to play this season, but hey your opportunity cost is pretty low as rookie draft picks are notorious for being slow developing. Depending on your strategy (win now vs. later) it could pay off in a big way in year 2 if he get's his life together. Hard not to like a receiver with tons of talent and just about to start his third season in the league. Best of luck to you and let us know how we can help. - Stagg Party Answered 07/21/14 by Stagg Party

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Q: In a $50 auction keeper league where we can keep 6 players max up to $10. Going in I have Bernard and Lacy for $1.50 each, Zac Stacy for $1.40, Crabtree for $0.60, Garcon for $2.00 and Nelson for $2.00. I was offered AJ Green who is $3.90 for Stacy, Crabtree and Garcon. This then will allow me to go in the draft with Lacy, Bernard,Nelson, Green and Michael Floyd. I'm thinking of doing it because there is A LOT of running backs out there and I just dont have a good feeling on Stacy. Pull the trigger?? Thanks guys and I love the podcasts! Asked 07/14/14 by Ryan Miner

A: Stacy seems to be to be a good value in this league as he is on the cusp of top 10 running backs. Does your league allow flexes or is it more wide receiver centric? I disagree with you that there a lot of backs out there, after 18-20 there is a big drop off in terms of talent and opportunities. Wide receiver is deeper than ever and if you wanted to load up on them in the draft I am sure you can find some big values. Personally if your league allows flexes I would keep the three backs as they all look like lead guys who finished in the top 20 last year and whose situations all looked improved this season. If you have a bad feeling however I always say go with your gut. Answered 07/15/14 by Stagg Party

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