Santa Booed First - Eagles Podcast
Santa Booed First - Eagles Podcast

Season 1, Episode 163 · 3 months ago

2022 Fantasy Draft Strategies with Marcas Grant of NFL Fantasy

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) is back with the Santa Booed Crew to share all his 2022 Fantasy Draft Strategies. What NFL offense should we look at ? Who are can't miss fantasy picks ? Who are the 2022 NFL Fantasy Football Sleepers this year ? Who should we look to avoid ? Marcas Grant from NFL Fantasy gives us all the gems so we can have a successfully NFL Fantasy Football Season.

And if you not done talking football, the guys will be diving in to how the Miami Dolphins cancelled todays joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles

#NFLFantasy #MarcasGrant #Fantasyguru

Three, two. Good evening, welcome to another episode of the Santa Boot first podcast. The season is right around the corner, which means it's fantasy football time. Tonight we're gonna be talking a little eagles training camp and then we're gonna be going heavy fantasy. We've got a special guest coming on with us in a bit, Marcus grant from the NFL network. Hang around, interact, put your fantasy questions out there. We'll try to get in the Marcus. You are listening to the Santa Boot first podcast. This is the study. Happy Birthday Bro, a period. You happy, you gotta get smile. The birthday boy gets his song. The boom boo move is not going away, brother. I'm just telling you right now. It's one of the best young l a want the boot. I put out of fueler on social media should be the intro. What's up? Oh, you're famous. What's up? That's the James he said. Pass to James, not read it. Good evening and welcome to another episode of the set of Bood first podcast, coming to you live from beautiful downtown Willi Grove, the lovely crap belt production studios. This is one of your co hosts, for the evening, Jim Marcus. To my left, I got the older statesman, Donald Kennedy, Martin. What's going on? Good evening. To his left, the blueated birthday boy, the A P, the ruthless one, Ryan smeddy. What's going on? What's up? To his left, we got the sense A. There, there we go, DJ. What's going on? Dj? To his left, Andrew, the youngest of the Martins, but certainly not the lowest of the Martins. That was a good thing that Maryann or Batman, quarterback, Andrews coming in slinging. He's a pop gun, so he's going. He's gardener. Oh, GIL in there already. From the hurtman behind the glass. We got the money man, Nate Moss. What's going on, Moss? What's going on, nate? Sorry, we got some tech scaling around. All right, Marcus, getting our guy. Uh, he said he could come on a little earlier. We want to bring him in earlier. Would you want to stick to our time? Let's stick to our time for you mind. Somebody responded him and say got it, got it. Thank you. Before we get started, our sponsors, intro PHILLY DOT COM, get up to ten quotes in about ten minutes. Give the MPM agency a call. Our Guy Matt Maloney Hook you up with your insurance needs. POPs. McCain's fine whiskey is keeping US hydrated and lively, and Jason FOP proprietor. If you need any pops, reach out to Jason, find him on social media, face book, UH, website, and he will get you some of his fine libations. And Mam amazed. We switched it up to night. We went some sandwiches and a pie. We still gotta you still gotta get a Pie. Had A couple of cheese steaks, chicken farm sausage, peppers and onions. Good stuff, good stuff. I saw the the owner, Brendan, was in there tonight. Saidhi to Brendon. He's excited. He's a fantasy guy. TOLD HIM WE'RE gonna have a special guest on the night, so hopefully he logs in. So let's get into it. Um First. Well, we're gonna cover some eagles training camp, some preseason stuff. Marcus is gonna be on after the break. So what do we see this week? We saw a J Brown, like some people up. We saw a nice uh Davonte Smith, most somebody. We heard her ted one of his worst practices and then one of his best practices. It's training camp, right. What do we it's nice that they're not practicing against each other. They're down there. ARE THEY DOWN IN MIAMI? Where they at Inmi? Because with the browns they weren't at the browns kid. They were somewhere like a not a neutral site, but they weren't in Cleveland. But it wasn't there normal site though. I thought, what are you talking about? The joint practices? Was it? After I thought it was a different site. It looked like it was. Um, I mean there's not much going on in Cleveland, so maybe, I don't know. Could have it could have been some could have been in the woods, could have been pennyback creek for Aud Yeah, anybody? Anybody see the press conference with Jacoby precent? That was really good by him. They asked, is it hard not to be deshawn Wattson or not hard to not try to be the Shawan? He said it's not hard at all. Nice, I like it. Good for you, Jacoby. So I didn't catch much of the Brown's preseason game I was on the road, but I was listening to it. It sounds like the running game is going to be a question for this team right without miles and it looks like Dave Ran. Well, Merrill was sitting in the praises of Hunt Shore. Bomb Nothing. Marriott was...

...sitting in the praises Huntley on the on the broadcast. Do we have a what are we doing here? and You keep hearing at the EELS are looking at running back. I'm fine if they don't make it. I honestly don't think that there's much ro home with Sanders. I just think they're not playing them. He's always him. He's always got something saying they're not. They did this last year, if you remember. He like sat out on the wall tree. Yeah, yeah, yeah, and I and I and I don't think there's gonna be an issue in the backfield. I mean I knew that was that was one of my concerns that I talked about was this backfield where they're gonna be, you know, for the season. And I don't want to I mean, as long as I got the old line that is in front of them, you can stick almost. I don't want to say you could put anybody back there and they'll be good, because the offensive line is that good, but you could almost put anybody back there. The offensive line is that good and they're opening up holes and running lanes. I still want to be shocked about Kareem Hunt, like he really wants out of Cleveland. You soul like Syria, and he was everyone was talking about. I'm not saying it's gonna Happen, but like, if financially it works, like you don't have to give him a ton of money, you don't have to give up a ton of draft capital, even if him and Sanders for a year together, like that's a pretty damn good one. Yeah, I mean it's a good problem exactly. It looks like gay. Well, they said about game all. The one thing that he's not doing well in practice he's catching the ball out of the Backfield, which is what he was so that's a little concerning. But like, like you said, I mean first of all the Cleveland Game. You know, what stood out to me is the backup center, like we have first when everybody's like why did draft Jurgen's like that dude is gonna take over for Kelsey and probably not missing that because Kelsey is so good. But like, there I read an article today. They were talking about stoutlind and they were like, honestly, the Eagles second team offensive line is the first teams in the NFL, and that's what I was telling them. We were were good at dog last night, the three of us, and we were talking about that and that's exactly what we said. Dj said that that the backups could probably start for a lot of teams in the NFL and Jeff stoutlind is a fantastic coach and we all agreed that. Not Not that we want to see Kelsey going anytime soon. He's such a great team player and a great player and a great character to have it on the team, a great leader to have on the team. But when he does decide to hang them up, I think we're not going to skip a people. This dude, this dude is is like a like, uh, you know, a young Kelsey at two point. Oh, you know, he's still a little, you know, Greenby you know, a little green, but I think, I think at the end of next year, not this year, but the end of next year, he's going to be right to yeah, well, he's gonna be. What I'm saying, I'm talking about what they've done with this line. It's crazy, it's ridiculous. It's like you know and it's whatever it well, not only that, but I mean, I know Jim is not gonna like to hear it, but you gotta give how he's credit. Like he's built a lot of this line from from the draft and he's done a hell of a job scouting in that department with input from other exactly I know, but I'm just saying you gotta get credit where credit think. I think some free agent signings too, like Kauzier, white man. I think he'll he'll be one of those guys that gets a mid year, long term extentire from the eagles. I think that's how good he's. Yeah, he's he looks like a playmaker. Bradberg is gonna be good. I just don't think probably long term they can afford him, which is fine. Like I told you, the only problem I have right now is a safety position. Yeah, Anthony Harris looks another slept step slower and I understand like the pass or, like we talked about before, front seven still man like you need. You need somebody that can cover over the top. So my prediction, like I said last week, is, and Adam Kaplan said, they're going to make a move maybe it's not baits from cleland or Cincinnati. They're going to make a move for safety because they need to. Well, they already. They're trying tart. Yeah, but he's not much of a coverage guy as more of your coming down and lay a boom on a guy. WHOA is that her buzzer? Peter? I guess it was you. That was a foul on us. Right. Just to go back on Jurgon's real quick, I think that he might even start this year as a car like maybe the if Sam allers struggling or you know, obviously if there's an injury he's the first guy up, but if Saam allers struggling, I think Jurgon's might be your go to it. Two place as a card. They have PETTA, they have drift school, they have a Petta, they have drift school. DRIS school is probably actually drift school is probably going to be the first one. As a guard. Yeah, but, like you said, if I mean Jerry and it's just so good to...

...keep on the bench. Like you know, I had this Guy Jackie Anderson. was he a free agent signing ender this year? Jackie, I think he's been here before after free agent. Yeah, I feel like I've heard that name before. He's he's what? Josh Stills? He's a guard. I'm just looking at the guards. I went through like I have to, and that's what I wanted to get into. Like there's we talked about the running back position. There's a lot of running backs here. I think Huntley. It's gonna be tough to cut this kid the way. He's just gonna be Huntley, Scott Sanders and game. They're going to carry for so Kennedy Brooks, no, see you later. Has He done anything? The kid from now so he might be practice spot material. The wide receiver position is going to be interesting. Well, it depends what they do with you have four lots right now. Right you got grounds, a lock, devante Smith. You Think Pascal looks good. It does look good. But we were talking about I said when they originally signed him, I think he was just a camp body. But but he's looked. He's gonna be. I think he's gonna so, but it depends what they do with rigor, though. If you trade rigor, then that opens up a spot, unless you're getting I think this is the last year, or definitely makes the team next year. What US definitely, though. If he's not good, he's not good. Get rid of because of all the reasons. All Right, I understand that, but your team is good enough to make it, to make noise, right, why waste the roster spot on a guy that's not going to see thee yes, yes, I agree with you. I agree with you too. He should have been going last year. But I think they're really guaranteed. I mean, you just saw what they got for a lawn chair. I mean rigor's got a little bit more talent than him. Maybe they can get something better safety. I guess who that safety is? That it's not gonna be. It's not gonna be Jesse pates or anybody good. Do you think any of these other parts, returners out? WHO MAKES A team? Then we were just talking about that. And would we? I thought, why can't you just use Allan as your punting kick returning with all that speed? Because, yeah, I would, but I don't think he makes a team. But you know, do you want to take up a roster spot just for a guy that's yeah, I see what he did. Like, I mean I know what the Chicago bears is hit with Devin Hester, right, he was Devin Hester Devon, Allen Devon's you know, maybe it's in the names. Allen one of the players in the world. And Yeah, so why not put them back for some kicks, make the kick returning, make the kick return game exciting again? That he's not going to make it. But the problem is I hope they can stop him on the practice spot, but if he keeps somebody's gonna pick him up because they're gonna see. Now, hold on, I actually got a question. So I'm assuming as a professional athlete, aside from the NFL, he's sponsored because he's an Olympian and all that right is there in his contract, in his sponsorships and his contracts. Like if he's hurt in the NFL, they're not obligated to pay him because he can't compete now races that after this he's now he's not running anymore. He just ran like got a medal. That was his last one where he got the spotify. That's from what I heard. But he's not that old. He can compete again in the Olympics. I just think that now I know they made changes for some of the other sports where you could be a professional go back and he can still compete but my thing is I he sure fully focused on football. The problem is is that, like I said, it's hard to keep a roster spot because you're such a good team. But, like, I don't also want to see him flirs somewhere else from even it's it's good problems that they have because it's at key positions, you know, it's it's not like they're got, uh, six tight ends. I just don't understand. He hasn't been a punter kick return. I wanna see what you can do if Huntley is probably gonna be a prompt returner. Right, if the roster spot is or I'm doing all. I wanna keeping thinking about taking Devon Allen over Devon this Kane Kid. I'm not saying this cake not good, but how many stories have we heard of these guys that are like I'm like, who's the dude? WHO's the DU yeah, last wasn't last year, two years ago? Those guys are diamond. Doesn't this kid, Devon Allen, you don't. You don't teach speed and as long as they can catch, which it looks like you can, but I don't catching a passion catching. You could use him in a variety of least bubble screen like. I'm not saying he's like a star, but I think he has more value than somebody like Dion Kane because, again, like these wide receivers that we've seen season, we fall in love with him every...

...year and then they come to play week one and they can't do anything. A guy like can can get to the practice I mean that's a great two years, right, get the practice squads picked up. But honestly, you're so deep now this position. You Got Walking still under other contract for two years. You have a j Brown and you have freaking Devante Smith. So it's another good problem to have, right. I was just gonna say it's a great problem, but it's a question work. Do they want to usually they go heavy on the lines. All right, you want the depth at the lines, but do they look at some of these players and say, all right, well, maybe we don't. Maybe we keep an extra wide receiver that we would have kept later? You can't go light on either. The problem. The problem injuries. The thing with the tight end position. There be battling for the backup spot. There's nobody really bad on. I mean I think Jack Stole is your backup tight end and he looks pretty decent. I haven't really seen enough of him, but he's he's been he's been on the team before. He's been around, so he understands what they're trying to do in that locker room. Team. He don't anything. I don't know. Grant, I haven't. Well, he was hurt but he just came back, but I don't think he's don't Stanford Right, but hurt. It was Stanford. Grant Calt Yeah, well, he had a bunch of concustions in college. Yeah, so that was an issue. I mean, I don't know. That's the thing a tight end position. It's really not much. It's just guy's be battling that. You're going to cut players that are going to get picked up immediately. The Eagles are that deep. Yeah, probably agree, and that's a good thing to happen. Yeah, that's that's that's a situation we're just well, you love as a GM not only that, when you have talent like that like that's when you before you cut somebody, you put feelers out around the league and you try to and that's or veteran safety like he's gonna get caught. All right, let's make it deal like somebody's gonna get money. You always every reseason. This week this week the last. was there a Monday night game? Oh, I don't know, I didn't look at the schedule, but I know this is the last day. Wednesday next week, next week, because week one is the follow so is you think hurts plays against Miami? No, he shouldn't. No starter, shop shop. This team is going fully healthy into the into the season, other than Kelsey, which really wasn't Andrew was a cleanoutn't healthy. Dude. He hasn't played. He isn't even practice. I think that they're just holding him out. Are you serious? Yes, if you look at the history, honestly, there's Smitty. If anybody needs to work, it's miles sanders. To look back and look and yeah, and he still got hurt. Right. I'm not saying that, but I'm thinking he's gonna be. Yeah, because he because he fumbles and they read. I don't think you need to worry about that. I'm worried about that. I'm a little worried about sanders, but I'm not worried about the backfield. Yeah, because you need, you want your guys to be fully healthy. I can look at last year this is the same thing. Oh, you had a nagging injury. Was Ready the hamstrings? They lingered anything on the sidelines doing campus. He working it out. That would be that Jack Clark people, Johnny Airport Coot. The defensive side of the ball. Well, we all a minute ago. We all said we know we need safety. I think that the lines are is another one. That's going to be him and warrior, like Edwards, has been here for a few years now. That this was the other part of our conversation last night. Who's going to be the fourth linebacker? Right now it's Edwards, because you're white, and Na Kobe Dean and Hassan Reddick. No, well's not ready to start that. He's not starting fourth linebacker. They play a three, four. It's you're but it's but it's it's a it's weird, like I don't know if he's making it. Yes, he is. Him and Sean Bradley. You don't think? I don't think Sean Bradley makes it as a special teamers. Yeah, you don't think Davion Taylor makes it? That's where's he play? Where's he? I like him. I like like four years. Yeah, and he's what's the third year, but he hasn't really seen the field. Didn't you lose a year? Yeah, he got hurt and he lost one half of the season, but it's the third years. We drafted him to sup the year after the souper. No, two years after, two years after the Super Bowl, m I think it was. But anyway, these are good problems that have you got that a lot of positions. I think Sean Bradley makes it just for special teams. He is a good secon words makes it. Na Kobe Dean, obviously because of the boy. I don't know about. I mean, like see, they're using ready both leaves, so it's hard to tell. Look, I understand that he's listed at it, but, like, if you notice what, they've been using him a lot. He's just that good. He's just athletic. Is there any am I like...

Rong when I step about and say this that, like I really like the Kobe Dean, but like I haven't seen anything. He hasn't he's not there yet. He's not there, like is there? So there's two things I'm thinking about. Is it just he needs to get up to NFL speed, or is there some potential, like that injury that was lingering something. Is He is he not fully healthy? He didn't look he looked faster the first preseason game against Cleveland. I thought he looked a little lost. Yeah, I didn't. I didn't see that. It seems like it almost is like he's trying to catch up with the game and he's small. But I mean, obviously you know, I'm still not. I mean it's preseason in his rookie years. It's too hard to judge, but I mean, yeah, he's you can tell. Probably I guess by the eye test that he's not really fully ready yet. But giving enough reps on enough film sessions, you know, maybe he steps in and he's fine. I don't think Jordan Davis played against Cleveland. That tells you how that weird. I mean he played one series. He played against I only thought I saw once he played. He was he's a one trick guy. He can go forward. That's it. That's why when people were comparing to him, like Oh, he's gonna, you know, replace Cox, it's like no, he's not. He's not even he's not the same players. Cox Isn't really conting he isn't really ranged very well. He's the best defen tackle I ever put on the eagles uniform. Oh, you had to go there. Jerome Brown. He wasn't alive enough. He wasn't alive enough. I'm sorry. None of those guys were ever taught about his being the best over Jerome Brown. Yes, Brown had what two years? No, he was on the yeah, I think he had five years. But when was he good? He wasn't good all five. He had two good years. He had two good years. Yeah, because he is. That Fletcher Cox's fault. No, but it's not Jon Brown. Here's the thing. Like people keep saying that about Jordan Davis and he's like there's one. I've seen him go sideline both like. That's like the like. He's got one move. It works. What what did you see him do? What do you got in the backfield? And what have you seen Jordan's I'm not knocking him. I hope the kid is good, but what have you seen Jordan Davis do? Disrupt Ron Place? What he was drafted to do? Don't, don't, don't get don't. Don't get enamored because he's six six and I'm not. I don't like the hype. I tested Duke can't be blocked one on one in college. Yeah, but we're not in college. He didn't. He didn't. He can't get he can't get on in college. He can't get blocked. Rone man, he can't get blocked. that he bulldozed over. Who did he pull does over the first preseason. He couldn't get blocked. One on more. Yeah, he didn't get blocked in the game. They up team. There's three guys going through and he went through all three in the first prestseason game and that was the first team Um offensive line that was out there. The jets. Obviously it's the jets. I haven't seen anything from Jonny Davis. I really haven't. I've seen the great that people think he's gonna be the next big disruptor. I don't know if he's Aaron Donald Level. But what do you think? He's not. He's a rookie. But that's what I was gonna say, like like he got a time but I'm excited. He hasn't flashed on him. I'm excited. His highlight was the was the one on one UH jurgons. That was the highlight of thereseason. Highlight was when he pushed three guys into the backfield and the Kobe, Kobe Dean finished. Yeah, that's what you're going to see. But what's wrong with that? That's what he was. That's what he was drafted here to do. He was he was drafted to clog up the middle and be and be a run. Is that what Cox was drafted to be? No, Cox was a lot bit more. That was washburn too. What does Cox do now? This is ten years from out, I know, but I'm saying, what's his role? Hard graves and and Jordan Davis. Man, that's like I think they're gonna be. I think I'm I'm excited, like like I've remember, I've set Cox. was watched two years ago, so I've been already passed Cox. But you can't, you can't disrespect that man's name. Nobody. Yeah, I just think I'm D I think Jordan Davis has more than a one. All Right, I think we will take a break now because we got our our guest coming up. We'll get heavy into the fantasy Um. So any of your fantasy fans out there start putting some questions in the chat there. Um, I don't know on Youtube, if anybody's got the feet from Youtube, if you've got an eye on that, if the questions come in, will pop them on the screen, but hang through with us. On the other side we'll have marcus grant from the NFL network on with us talking to fantasy football. You're listening to the Sandy boot first podcast. Insure philly dot com the comparison shop all the time. Can I get this cheaper on Amazon? WHAT WILL THE STEWARD BRAND CE? Should I get a second...

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...the herds hype train this year again? I am. The problem is every time I'm in a draft there's somebody who likes him slightly more than they get to him, like just a couple of picks ahead of me. Um, but but absolutely no. I mean I've I've got him right now. is a top five, top six fantasy quarterback? I think there is. There is certainly a series of events where you could imagine him finishing as the highest scoring quarterback in all of fantasy football. But I do think he's easily a top five quarterback. I think look, if he finishes, I'd say, outside the top eight or nine, then something went wrong either for him and or the Eagles this year. That tells me you think he's the franchise quarterback. Well, here's the that's funny about that, and this thing we keep talking about, is that we know he's a really good fantasy quarterback. You know, I'm not. I don't know if he's a a franchise real life quarterback, but but in fantasy he does all the things we want right. He's he's good enough as a passer. He runs exceptionally well. Last year you can pretty much just pincel him in for twenty fantasy points per game. There were games where he would get to the fourth quarter and he might have like eight or nine fantasy points and you look up by the end of the night and he still have twenty plus. So, uh, for fantasy we love him. We know he's he's outstanding. I would say that most of us who watch football we're still, you know, we're still trying to figure out where he falls on the real football scale. Your colleague Adam rank, this morning I saw he said that Jalen hurts will rise to the top of the qb rankings. Yeah, for fantasy. I'm well, wait, wait, you guys should take that as the highest praise, because rank will take any opportunity he can to Pretzel himself into making a bear's pick wherever he can right. The fact, the fact that he said Jalen hurts and not, you know, twist himself into a justin fields logic. Uh, you should consider that to be really high praise much. That sounds like a pretzel. Not You don't get out of all right, I have a running back question for you. So there's there's a pack of running backs, call them the forgotten ones, the the not so loved anymore, Zeke Camara, for net, maybe even Aaron Jones. If you're sitting there with all these guys looking at you, at your pick, are you taking any of them or are you passing on them? I know last year you're a big Jamante Williams fan. Doesn't sound like maybe that high at this point, but with that pack of running backs, are you taking one of them? Are you passing I love all those guys. The only the only one in that group that you mentioned that I have questions about is Alvin Kamara, and that's that's just questions about the saints in general. You know, Um, they've got a new head coach, uh, with Dennis Allen taking over. You know, we're waiting to see which version of Jamis Winston shows up. Michael Thomas is back after an extended absence. They drafted crystal lave out of Ohio State. There's just so many unknowns about that. All since that, it sort of worries me about Camara. But I think Aaron Jones is in a great spot, especially with no more Davante Adams. I think he gets a few extra targets there. I think sae Kwon Barkley. I mean all the talk is that, as long as he's healthy they're gonna load him up with touches, because, I mean really, where where else are they gonna go with the football in that offense? Uh, you know, I think Leonard Four Nett. I know everybody talked about him. You know, coming in maybe you know a couple of nuggets overweight. Um, you know, look, the man enjoyed his off season. So did I. I'm not gonna be mad about that. But, but, but you're still talking about a guy who's a three down running back in a really good offense who's gonna get plenty of opportunity. So a lot of those guys, you know they're they're coming off. Zeke too, I know. I feel like. I feel like the rumors of Ezekiel Elliott's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I know fantasy football twitter has already put Tony Pollard in the cowboys ring of honor. I'm not ready to do that just yet. So I think, I think all those guys are in really good spots and for a lot of them, I mean, you know, say Kwon Jones, uh four net. These guys are available in the second round of a lot of drafts. Ezekiel Elliot's following only in the third, sometimes even the fourth round of drafts, which, if that happens, I snap him up in a heartbeat and I thank everybody for the discount in this past weekend, which we're all round round, third round, third rounds. Okay, like third round is about where he's coming off the board and a lot of drafts fell to the back end of the second round just because he hasn't been healthy. So I get the health thing, I get the health thing with se Kwan right, like after that rookie year. It's sort of been banged up. You know, I've seen a lot of people sort of talk about the running backs, especially after a C L surgery. It's that second year back, right. It's not the first year back, it's that second year back. So this is year two after the surgery and all things considered, I know it feels like se Kuan has been in our lives for a while. He's only twenty five. He's not really that old. So he's playing to get paid and, like I said, he's in and AF sense that that you know. You don't? You mean, do...

...you trust any of their wide receivers? Do you really trust, you know, Bala Day or Slaton or shepherd or you know, even you know, Darius Tony? No. So I think as long as he's healthy sake, gets like three touches this year. Yeah, but they're losing offensive lineman two. Yeah, I mean that is a concern. But you know, what I think it also means is when things start to break down in Daniel Jones panics, I mean maybe he runs or maybe he just short throws a short dump off to se Kwan, which you know if you're in the PPR league. Those are cheap points you can take advantage of. I do have a quick question for you, Marcus. So, in my draft that I just had last weekend, I was debating all week. I had the fifth pick. I was debating all week Copper Jefferson, Copper Jefferson. So Cup went uh four, and I and Eckler felt a five. So I so I went with Eckler after I was debating with myself all week. Cover Jefferson. And it is a PPR. Did I make a mistake passing up on Jefferson? and Said and and I don't think so. I mean I feel like when you all three of those guys right, I think that's a it's it's a no lose situation. Um, you know, I love Justin Jefferson. I wouldn't be surprised if you see him as the first wide receiver in a lot of drafts. I was in a draft a couple of nights ago where he, I was, was the first overall pick, which, Um, yeah, I don't it's a little it's a little spicy for me, but I don't hate it. Um, so I don't. I don't think you're gonna regret that. I think Austin ekeler is still in a situation where you know, he can catch eighty to ninety passes. He's gonna get a ton of the carries there. I know that that people are trying to make Isaiah spiller a thing, but but all the reports out of camp for for the chargers suggest that Josh Kelly looks like the number two running back and we sort of saw how that movie ends. So I don't I don't really see an obstacle to Austin heckler not being a workhorse again for a charge, for a charger's offense, it's going to be really good. I mean Um skypowered and and they play in a division where you're gonna have to score a lot of points to win. You know, when you're playing the chiefs and the revamped raiders and the revamped broncos, you're gonna have to score a lot of points to win every week and that that works in your favor. I like to hear that. That's what I like to hear. Thank you, Marcus. Can Me Sleep a little better tonight? I want to stick with the chargers, Um and ask. So I think who was going to be the MVP of the League. We got him on the front of the table here. I don't think if you can say that Justin Herbert there. But if there's somebody in the league that would be a League winner for your team, who would have been and who are you trying to make sure that you draft for most of your teams that can take you to the championship and win it for you? Um, let's see where am I going? Kyle Pitts is one art's finest. Kyle Pitts is definitely one, and that's another guy that it's been hard. It's been hard for me to get because everybody loves Kyle Pitts this year, right, Um, you know, he was really good last year. People who the haters right, they always want to point to the fact that he only scored one touchdown and I'm like, I don't care, he got a ton of targets. Um, you know, if you keep targeting a guy like that, he's gonna score more touchdowns. H in fact, if I remember right, I don't, I don't think he scored a touchdown on American soil. If I remember right, his touchdown came in London last year. But but I think you know he he has, you know, the letters t next to his name as a position, but really he's a wide receiver there and and he's playing for a Falcons team that's not going to be particularly good. They're gonna have to throw the football a lot and most of those targets are gonna go to either him or drake London, the rookie from USC UM. You know, if you're if you're drafting Kyle Pitts, chances are you're gonna have to spend a third round pick on him Um. But but I'm okay with that because I really do think he's a difference maker this year. Staying in real quick, you mentioned we know you're a USC guy. What do you think about Drake London this year? Him? Absolutely, you reach for him. I reached for him. You know, I think a lot of people I think now what the a D P m seeing for him is like the tenth round. But I'm willing to reach in the eighth round. I love him as a third or fourth wide receiver on my roster because I think it's it's sort of that that intersection of a talented player landing with a good opportunity because, like I said, there's there's really not a lot there in terms of past catchers. I mean it's it's funny to think not that long ago this offense had Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Now they've got neither of them. Um. So you know, for as much as I love Kyle Pitts, he can't get every target. Some of them got to go somewhere else and I think a lot of them end up in drake London's lap. I thought he got hurt. He got he got tweaked his first preseason game. In fact, the first past he caught, I think he ran for like fifteen, twenty yards tweaked his knee. They say it's not serious, but as soon as that happened the falcons were like, okay, that's it, you're gone. Just as a precaution. I haven't following him, but I got hurt. Um, so I have another one. So there's always those the fantasy experts, you know, they're always...

...like wait to take your quarterback, wait to take your quarterback. What? What round on average would you say is a good round to start going for your QB? I tend to wait until like the sixth round. Um, it used to be once upon a time you were waiting until like the ninth or tenth round. I think those days are mostly gone. Um, if you're really, really aggressive and you want the Josh Allen's of the world, uh, you're talking about reaching in the third or fourth round. You know, Josh Allen, Justin, Herbert Patrick Mahomes, those guys are going third or fourth round. I'm not quite ready to do it there, but I can wait until the sixth. Um. You know, maybe jalen hurts is still there, Joe Burrow is still there, who I love drafting. Um, if I want to wait, maybe a round or two later, I can reach for like a trade lance and say the eighth, eighth round, something like that. But I think the days of of sitting around and waiting until the tenth round. You can do it and maybe you get you know, you can get a Kirkcuse, you can get a Matthew Stafford. That's fine. Um, they are they are what I consider, you know, their oatmeal right, like oatmeal is fine, you know, it's it's it's it's hardy, it's hardy. It'll fill you up, but when you go out to breakfast with your friends and family, you're not like, let me get some of that oatmeal, right, like you're getting some scrapple. Right, you probably won't like scrapping when you just don't don't listen. Well, here's the things. So I was like I was in I was in Scotland, right, and so I'm like with some friends, like we gotta get Haggis, right, we heard all about Haggis. We gotta get it, like it's gonna be it's gonna be weird. And we got some with like a couple of pints. Were like this is pretty good. So I feel like if I could get you know, I feel like I take down with scrapple. Yeah, if your adventure said you can, you can. You gotta see what he just did there. A black man said he went to Ireland. You know, it was, it was, it was a good time. I said that I had a great time, but I was visiting friends. I have a friend who lives in Ireland, so I did. I went over to see him. I stopped in Barcelona, I stopped in Edinburgh for a couple of days my my tour across northern Europe. there. That's awesome. We got a question from the crowd here for right receiver. Are you taking Brandon Auk Bateman? I'M gonna go with Auk um just because I believe in the forty niners passing game a little bit more than I believe in the Ravens passing game. But it's funny because I just wrote a column, it just came out today on NFL dot com, about players that I think are being drafted too low and I had both those guys in there because I think I think they both are going to exceed where people are taking them right now. M Bateman obviously gets a big boost with Marquis Brown now in Arizona and for as much as I was a disappointment last year, everything in the off season points to him really turning it around. I mean he's getting a ton of praise from the coaches, from John Lynch, the general manager, and if you go back and look last year, he and Trey Lance kind I had some things going. I mean Lance obviously didn't play a ton last season, but when he was on the field the two guys he really looked to throw the ball to were Deebo, Samuel No surprised UH and Brandon au so I mean you gotta put those two things together and I think. I think a big years coming for Ayu. Okay, I got plenty of questions. There's there's another one from the crowd. I think we touched on the giants offensive. Okay, okay, I got one. I'll shoot one. Are you, Marcus? Are you on the hype with the biking? So I'm a better I've gotames. Um, I don't do fantasy betting as much because I think it's a crapshoot at this point with so many and stuff that people do. But Are you? I hear so much buzz about how the Minnesota Vikings can actually win that division. What do you think about the Minnesota Vikings offense? I think the offense is gonna be fire this year, right. I mean they bring Kevin O'CONNELL over and you know, we see what what the rams have been doing the last couple of seasons. Um, you know, you got Justin Jefferson out here sort of take a shot at Cooper Cup right, like Oh, now I see why Cooper Cup is open all the time. You know, I think offensively just really, really good and you know the packers are vulnerable. Um, you know, we we have to figure out what is life like that without Davonte Adams. I think defensively, I think the packers are going to be very good. Um, but offensively, you know, I think, I think there's some some question there. So I you know, I think, I think you know, the the favorite right now is still green bay, just because you know, until you beat the champ, there's still the champ. But if there's anybody that can, that can take them down, it's probably the Vikings. Are you a big stacker, like, do you like to stack tight ends and quarterbacks? quarterbacks and I will try to stack. I'll try to stack quarterbacks and wide receivers, and it's tightens depending on on who the tight end is right Um, you know, I I I've been stacking a lot of jamaar...

...chase and Joe Burrow this year. Um, you know, I've I've tried to stack. When I can get trey lance, I'll stack him with either deebo Samuel or or or Brandon Ayuk Um. In the rare cases when I wait on a quarterback, I've been able to stack Alan Robinson and Matthew Stafford, because I think that's gonna be a great combination this year. So yeah, I I am not opposed to a good stack. Now, are you in fifteen leagues again, like you were last year, I think it was? I haven't I haven't done the final tally, but I suspect it will be somewhere around there. And it's it's always the same thing, right. I always say like Hey, I can't be in this league again this year, I'm trying to cut down, and then somebody else comes to an offer that I can't really refuse. So, like, you know, when it's when the final tally is done, uh, the number never really changes a lot. God, blush you. I got, I got. I think I'M gonna be in four this year and I'm like, I feel overwhelmed. Yeah, I mean here's a difference, though, like for me, checking my fantasy lineup at work is not only, you know, allowed, it's sort of encouraged. It's part of the game. Yes, and I'm sure to paycheck smooth over to the domestic situation, you know. So that part's fine. The hard part at home is that, you know, my wife has started playing fantasy the last few years and she keeps saying like how is it that I'm married to the NFL's fantasy guy and I've never won my Leek. So that that's the part that's hard. I thought you were gonna go the other way. I have a son who's now, will be thirteen in a few weeks, and just started playing and he's won the championship three out of the last four years and I haven't fared so well. So I have to deal with that in the house all and every every time this time of season. About that. My son three, so he's a little ways away from from getting into the fantasy but I'm sure if I'm still doing this when he gets of age to play, yeah, I'm gonna hear about it from him. He got here pre KS up for some fantasy football. You know, it's it's funny. My my my stepmom, teaches fifth grade and a couple of years of go she had, she had, you know, this is during the pandemics. I'm on zoom with some of her fifth grades. They want to ask me football questions and man, these kids, man, they have me on my toes. I mean they were peppering me with questions, like asking me about games and like I don't remember this stuff, but these kids were like firing away about like remember, listen, remember this game in week three of I'm like, no, not really, but let's go. Let's go anyway. Matt the the Youtube. When I was in fourth grade, I had a classmate that used to bring in betting slips every week. Fourth Grade. Yes, fourth grade. That's a little much from from the Bookie, the book and they were the bookie betting slips. Seriously, back in those days, they were running numbers. Man, I have and and this is a common question I'm sure you get, but we'll put it out there. Any any sleepers? Any deep sleepers? I feel like the term is overused at this point because if you're any type of fantasy football fan, there's no such thing as a sleeper anymore. But do you have any names out there for us that might be going into drafts this weekend to keep an eye on? Yeah, a couple. I'll give you a couple. One I've been a big fan of Damien Pierce, the rookie running back for the Houston Texans. I liked him originally just because I felt like there was no real obstacle to him getting a lot of touches there in Houston, and then it's turned out that that he's been the best running back in Texans camp. So I really like him. And another guy who, uh, he's been in late round pick, but that's starting to change, is Romeo Dobbs, another rookie, the wide receiver from the Vata who's with the packers now. Um, you know, like I said, there are targets up for grabs, with Davante Adams gone and Marquess Valdez scantling gone. I'll say this, Um, Daniel Jeremiah, you know, our scout here, are our our draft guru here. He said after the draft, he said, you know, just keep an eye out. He said Romeo Dobbs is a guy that that Aaron Rodgers may fall in love with. Um. And Look, if it's good enough for Dj, it's certainly good enough for me. Uh, and I love trying to draft him in a double digit rounds. But what what sucks is that every couple of days the packers will tweet like another video of Romeo Dobbs making like a leaping catch or something like that, and then it gets harder to draft him, like in round twelve. Yeah, the sleepers don't exist. The one on the last report I saw was that him and him and Rogers had like a one on one like talk like yeah, they haven't. They haven't. Well, they haven't lunched together, right, which you know last year, last year the big thing was Cooper Cup was bringing Matthew Stafford breakfast, right, and that was the thing. So now we're all tuned in, like, well, wait, dobbs is bringing rogers lunch, like hey, let's let's move him up our draft boards now. He's a sleeper for rookie of the year too. Being really could being like that a guy. I like that. That I liked for the eagles during the draft. If they didn't go the direction they went, Um, and you you coined him the it was like if Jerry Rice and Randy Moss had a baby. George pickens Pittsburgh. Now he's got a quarterback questions there, right, but is that still a guy that you're keeping an eye on?...

He if he definitely is. He's a late round guy as well. Um, the quarterback questions are the thing that sort of make us a little bit leary. Um, you know, I would suspect that Mitch Rubinsky starts as the quarterback in week one, but I wouldn't be surprised if Kenny Pickett takes over that job before too long. Um, I would say this. I have learned in recent years that if the steelers draft a wide receiver, you best pay attention to him right. Um, they have been really, really good at drafting that position over the last few years. So pickens is a guy who, you know, there were other outside concerns and that's the reason he fell in draft. Otherwise he might have been the first wide receiver off the board. So, uh, the highlights he's put out so far in preseason have been amazing. Um, you know, I laughed at that. I mean that was a whole like name your overreaction from the first weekend of the preseason and I was like, yeah, it's like if Jerry Rice and Randy Moss had a baby. But real talk, I mean I think there's a real path for George Pickens, maybe even, you know, challenged Chase Claypool for a lot of those targets there in Pittsburgh. Hey, hey, Marcus, I have a non fantasy related question, but it is football. Okay, training camps. Have you watched hard knocks with the Detroit lines at all? I have. Are you a Detroit Lines Training Camp Fan or are you a camp cupcake Eagles Training Camp Fan? I'll give you a third option, or are you somewhere in between? I have probably somewhere in between. Um, I get what Dan Campbell is doing, right. I mean you are trying to build a culture and you're trying to to really, you know, turn things around, right. I mean the lions have been a punch line for a really long time, you know. And, uh, you know, I don't know how many of you guys, if you guys, watched South Park, but I know that there's an episode of PC principle, right, and that was like kind of Dan Campbell look dark shades and like really being aggressive and that kind of thing. I get what he's doing, Um, and I don't know if I don't know if it works to go completely the other direction and, like, you know, never, never put on the pads and never hit. I think there's got to be a happy medium in there, because you know the best way to get better at football is to play football. But at the same time, you know you don't you don't want to risk a lot of these guys knowing that. You know you got to go to battle for seventeen weeks, you know, coming up early soon. Okay, that's that's that's that's an acceptable answer. But the lean towards the lions camp. Damn, what do you mean? But the eight minute practice, that was the first practice. No hitting, and deep was over here having a fit because the eagles didn't hit Um. And I'm not sure if you know, but I'm by far the oldest of the group. Yeah, I'm old school and uh, I like the two days, I like the hitting, I like the Gasers, I like all that get ready for football, playing football. There there was again kind of a this is an eagles question, but there was a lot of talk that they were saying, like, you know, a j Brown obviously got the big, big trade, big contract, but some people are saying around here did they think Devonte Smith could have a better season? Like, where do you rank Davonte Smith in terms of like, yes, targets and like? Are you buying the Davante Smith hype over somebody like a J Brown? I mean, I'm not. This is the first time hearing of that. No, I don't. I don't know that. And and I like Davonte Smith. I mean he was the guy I thought last year. I thought he was going to be the top rookie wide receiver. I mean, but also then then again, this this time last year, you know, Jamar chase was like blind in one eye and had skillets for hands, right. So you know it didn't quite work out that way. But Um, you know, I don't think you trade for a guy like a j brown and not making the centerpiece of your passing game. Um, I did see the earlier tonight. I guess Davante Smith has been eating and bulking up in the off season. Yeah, well, which, you know, like he and I are the same, I also have been eating and up a quotes there in the off season. So but no, I think it's still a j brown as the wide receiver one or the number one target there. My concern is for fantasy at least. Are there enough targets to go around? If you know a j brown is going to eat Um, the rest get split up between Smith and Goddard. You know, is there going to be enough for those guys to be consistently productive, or is it going to be one of those things where we're kind of spinning a roulette wheel on a week to week basis to see who's going to be the secondary guy? Yeah, if to give you a plug, listen to the podcast appreciate it. Right. You go into that and you gotta think of Goddard being there. I'm curious about Goddar because this is really you should be open his first full season being the number one, like da had heard to start. So I'm curious to see like where he is. But I love the fact I agree a pent with you with the Kyle Pitts, like I would have loved him to fall to the...

...eagles that year, to draft at six, because I literally think there's nothing he can't do. Like he's a tight end in a like yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I mean he's, he's, he's it's funny. When I watched his college tape at Florida, right, the first thing I thought of was, like he's kind of Julio Jones is right. I mean he's like a huge, just athletic, freaking like. I would watch, you know, these games to get with him in college and it's like, you know, first off I would laugh and they would try to put like a linebacker or a safety on him, like that's not fair, but then they try to put a corner on him, who just doesn't match up high wise and like Um, you know, if I'm if I'm a defensive back at like Mississippi State, like I'm screaming at my coaches like what are you doing to me, making me line up against this guy? Okay, before before we let you go, I got a couple more non football related questions for you, all right, because we know you're you're more than just a pretty fantashy football face, rum she hulk thoughts. You're digging it. I am, you know. I just because it's the for it right. Um, I've sort of enjoyed them digging into some of the the lesser known characters here. I will say that to my core I will always be a spider man Guy, but but I've enjoyed them kind of branching out me like I loved Moon Night, Um, you know. So I've enjoyed them kind of digging into some of the deeper characters in the Marvel Canon. And then the other one is range of power, the House of the Dragon. I'M gonna go. I'm I'm house of the Dragon. I was never a huge Lord of the Rings Guy, like I saw the movies and stuff, but I was never like a huge Lord of the Rings Guy. Um, and I'm just hoping that that House of the dragon erased that nasty taste from the final season. The first episode was good. It was good. No, I think. I think they're off to a good start, so I'm curious to see where it goes from here. Awesome. Thanks for some time tonight. For those of you, you can find markets on an NFL fantasy live every night on the NFL network at six, except for Thursdays. Some word five. We're five eastern on Thursdays. Okay, five, all right. And then Um, the PODCAST, football, finishing football podcast, anywhere else we can find you, Marcus. That's pretty much. That's that's the bulk of it there. By the way, I woulday like you. Guys sent me a t shirt last year. I love it. I wear it all the time. It's my favorite and it is. It is a conversation start. It's a conversation starter when I wear it, especially in Los Angeles, like nobody knows what it is. Seen It. Uh, you know what? I don't know. I should I should let her in Gonzo. No, I should, I should totally show her in Gonzo. So I'm hanging out with we'll get them a couple of shirts too. Absolutely. I'll let them know. If you don't know the story, just looking up on wikipedia. There it is. Whatever. Ever, everybody he's younger. I feel like. Well, I know the story. I also feel like so, like you guys have to let me know this, right, is it just about, you know, Santa boot first. I feel like there's a little Han Solo in there too, right, the whole like Hans shot for thing. Maybe maybe that's me being too much of a nerd, right and like diving into the Star Wars University, I mean Santa. I think Santa kind of brought it on himself. Maybe not the kid that portrayed Santa that day. He did not live off the character. He was slightly intoxic. So yeah, Santa got food. But this is this is the name of the PODCAST, obviously plays off of all that, because it never fails when the eagles are on prime time TV. It's not it has to get mentioned. It gets mentioned at least years ago now, right, like I think we can. I think we can all let it go. We can't. We did our podcast was a fair enough. Fair enough, I was only four, but I was aligned for it. All right, Marcus, we really appreciate the time. Again, good luck with all your leads this year. You know, maybe you wouldn't have for them. That'd be good, right, if that'd be amazing if that happened. All right, an take your guys. Thanks. Thank you, Marcus. All right, guys. Yes, he's he's a lot of fun, good dude, and that's what he's talking he's really good. I mean a lot of you get a lot of fantasy guys that give me the more or less obvious, obvious pointers about fantasy and, and I'm not just trying to say this because you know, he's a guest to our show in the front of the show. Like, yeah, like, I actually genuinely enjoy listening to him talk fantasy. I think he's really, really good and he gives you a lot of insights and details that you probably wouldn't hear anywhere else. Yeah, I I really enjoy and you know, you can talk about things other than and he's comfortable talking about him. Uh. You know, you don't have to carry the conversation with him. He's he's good stuff. Definitely. Some fantasy folks seem to be a little pompous. I don't. I don't get that feel from at all. I would love, love to have him in studio. Maybe it sounds like...

...he'd be great. You'RE gonna fly him out next time. I was thinking like, yeah, we'll bring you out here. I'm coming to Philly. Where are you will group? where? Naked Bankroll that I mean. I mean three, four of us live in Philly. The other two wait nates Drexel Hill. But yeah, we're all in Philly, though. I got what I'm saying. He's gonna he's gonna fly in the Philly and go where group. It's only fifteen minutes up the road. Pick him up at the emperor. I'll pick him up too. Oh God, we'll be done with you and your history lessons. Let me out of here and we'll have DJ and and you sleep in the same room. He can sleep in the other trees. And now we're gone too far, too far. YEA sleeping over. You're talking about sleeping it's a nice it's a nice offer. It's nice offering, you know. I mean, I'm sure he's married. He does work for the NFL, so yeah, he's probably. Probably, he could afford a hotel. Root infilling the well. He might not be. The NFL might put him all but do you remember? I don't know if you recall last year nate, when he was on, we started asking about gambling and he was like well, Oh, yeah, I am an employee of the utile so Roger Goodell happens to be listening. I do not Gamele yeah, remember, I remember that. That was awesome. Yeah, that always good. All right. And who's got draft this week? You know, I got to this. I got one Saturday. Not yet. UH, nothing yet. No, I'm surprised this started early. You usually wait till the end. I think it's more or less people can't wait anymore. Like we just get so excited. I have one the night before the first game. When's the family want? On a day? Labor Day? Oh Yeah, Labor Day, which it's the last. It's usually you want to get at least through all the preseason, right. So they kind of end this because, for example, last year we had our draft on the third preseason game that I think it was a man. There was less a week of the preseason because it was the Labor Day weekend. So we did it on Sunday and one of the guys drafted, J K Dobbins, and it was during the game. He towards A C L and we're like shoot. So you know it's, you know, one of the reasons why you kind of wait. But yeah, yeah, it's hard to get everyone together. That's the challenge. That's what now you can do it all online exactly. The fund of the Fantasy League is drafting in person, and it's honestly a top five day for me. First, the first league I was ever in and we started, I think we started in N and, if you know, we used the newspaper for the stats. We uh, we had to facts our rosters to the commissioner and he worked at Graduate Hospital and he had we had to let him though. We had a call, call him or email him or something. We had to let him know somehow before we sent our roster over, because if his boss saw all these rosters covering in on the facts and scene while he was at work, the boss wouldn't have been happy. So we so, you know, so that he would be able to head them off and grab him before his boss sold him. We had to let him mill ahead of time. We had to have him in by five o'clock on Friday and uh, we we would look at the stats on Monday morning for all the all the scores, and we had to wait till we had to wait till Tuesday or Wednesday get the final score for each game. Yeah, it was. It was pretty uh, it was pretty cool the way we used to do it. And then our tram party was was over the top crazy we and yeah, we were. We were down in suites for New Jersey and most of us would end up spending the night there because we just worked too you guys get sticker ladies now actually in dress. Were toyed with it. Whoever never finished his last is required to wear a dress. That's that's a good dress on and I'm like, what is going on? What are the worst fantasy punishments? And does any of your League's actually dish amount? Wow, that hardly we do the the dress, the dress. You have to wear the dress and there's been there's been arguments over the dress some seasons. Like one guy just weard like an extra big t shirt. Were like that's not a dress. Some guys go all out and get like a prom dress and the former commissioner you might call and like question them about what's up with that. It's a large guy and he had a dress on them one season. So yeah, that that's a dude. I'm always I hope. I hope we get it this average. My average position in that league is the over. It sounds like we're going into like eighteen,...

...nineteen years or something. Wow, so you're pretty good in that league. Probably it hasn't had to wear the dress, but he's been close. Well, the day that one of us do. You gotta get a picture the one guy that is in the league. It's out in California. We were like, well, there's no proof you're not here to do the board. So we made him go outside and take a picture in the dress. said that like out front of his house or like out in public somewhere. Make him go to the local mall corner of the street for like a pictures on. That would be better. It's really not that embarrassing nowadays a fantasy punishment like that, wearing a dressing Peah, I guess nowadays is and but, but our one league we uh, so we came up with it. Finally came up with a punishment last year and we all said twenty four hours at it. Uh, waffle like and have to eat and you have to and every pancake or waffle takes an hour off. I've seen those year. Twenty four hours. So last year was the first year we didn't. Don't finish as a fantasy dude. God don't know. So last year we had that, but the guy didn't want to do it. So No, no, what he did was he got a tattoo. He got his tattoo. Now, he gave him credit for this one because he got his first tattoo. Yes, and he got it on his upper thigh, I think it was. And so both places it's it's like it's no. He actually sent in designs to us to for us to pick. He was good about it. He was really good about it. So he got a cupcake and it's like a symbol around the cupcake and it's and it's I think it's last place one or something like that. The cupcake. YEA, so it's the cupcake. It's a cupcake. That's our symbol of our league and it's like last place. I don't mind tattoos, but I ain't get a tattoo. I'll go sit at the pack house, Bancakee House. But I don't know if you've seen videos of that that's surfaced with people getting like seriously hurt doing that. Like as not yet like heart congestion and like to the hospital. So that's why he got scared a little bit and he's like, I don't want to do that, like I'll get a tattoo. If you guys are okay with that. We're like all right, so, I mean twenty four pancakes in one sitting. That's that's a lot of pancakes. Yeah, alright, real quick. m VP, finishy MVP. Yeah, I don't know. That's tough. I mean there's a lot of choices. I'm sticking with my bully. I'll go always a quarterback. Yeah, but done, because you can get caught like it was. Probably your fantasy wire was shre I don't think. I bet she wasn't the top score, though, Um, depending on the league. Of It's a PPR league. I think in league he was top five. Are we going PPR league? Yeah, we'll go PR everyone. I think that was PPR. Right. My League, Saturday we do half, half PPR, not a full point. This is my first point. This is my first year for dual quarterback. We'll see how it goes. Joe What he thinks? Josh Allen, it's gonna be the faust. You gotta I want to go obviously, borrow is not a bad one. I want to go mahomes, the homes. That's not obvious. I mean that's who Cooper Cup did rock he would. He led PPR fantasy. Yeah, he was nuts. Nine points. Oh it's gonna go burrow or Allen. But now I gotta change it up. So Adam Right, this morning was big on. You just heard Marcus. He's he's riding the hurts trains. Sure is. He might be out of the engineer on the Jim is nemesis. He's throwing. He's got nothing there. Romeo, what stops? Everybody said that before. Remember it took four years for the dude that's in h Adams Yant to even play. Rodgers is a good quarterback, but before that he had other receivers. Cop, he made too, Jorty, Jorty Nelson a stud. Yeah, I think numbers or you can never not bet TV twelve and the fantasy m VP, though. Yeah, I don't know about that. Thirty nine now is thirty nine. I've got forty five. He's not forty five. I don't think of Jason Peters because he's like we're talking about him. He's forty four. I'm not buying it on the Bronk, Mike Evans, and WHO's the one to pick the raiders last week? Where was that a bit to win that division? That was a big I'm...

...not. I'm not. I'm not buying in on the broadcast. In the division. I think your fantasy MVP. I mean, I don't want to agree with anything, like I hate to agree. I like being on the island, but I think Herbert's he just turned on August third. Okay, maybe that's where birthday I got top quarterback. I got Herbert top running back. It's gonna be a toss up between Taylor and Henry top receivers. Jakes buying in the CMC. Yeah, I'm going with Camara to tight end. Might be suspended. See, I liked Camara until I heard what Mars not buying that Camara stock. All right, good episode, of course. What's what's the score in the Philly? To nothing. Nothing fills her up. Let's see if they make it through the first one. Shot Hop Smitty and he just changed to so good job. Knock ahead. Hey Marcus, fourth grade betting. Yeah, right back in nineteen fifty five football question. Um, it was not a football sleep in my house. If you're going to grow, Marcus, feel free to take your helmet off and swinging at him again. Aaron Donald, that won't happen any times. And football question mark. What what Marcus? Before you guys get out of here, they said that Donald probably won't be what really it's because it's Aaron Donald, because it's a joint practice. It's practice still. You can't do that. You might get suspended. Not Want to go, he might get fined by the team. But this man was out for blood. He won't. You know what they'll do? They'll say, oh, we're suspending them for the last preseason. He wasn't gonna play anyway. The fact that it was a dual practice was why I would have thought, why are you? Why Scheduling? Why are you scheduling the Super Bowl rematch for a preseason joint idea? No, I was exaggerating, like Oh, that sounds like a good idea. Yeah, like maybe marketing. It is is a preseason, you'll get some viewers. Yeah, I don't know, it's not. Like why would you have pice? Stupid? All right, we're gonna shut it down. Good, good, alright. Anybody else that's drafting this weekend good luck. Hopefully Marcus gave you some info that you can you know this weekend. Like I said, go to NFL DOT COM. You can see he's got like six seventy minute clips. He got one on who to avoid this year, who you want this year? Who could be league winners? UH, don't plus out there on NFL network that do the fantasy stuff. You can get on there help you out with your league. Be a League winner. Be Prepared. Don't be the guy that walks into the draft and just wait for the team and it's all my eight and it's the first and if it's like the first couple of rounds, set your picks up. Don't wait ten minutes to be like AH, shoot, that was my guy. Have two and three guys ready to go. That drives me not be prepared. Seriously, I'm that guy. I'll be sure to take all my a lot of time in the family. Dude, just like you should have every pick two to three guys that you are like eyeing up that round. It's ridiculous when I see guys are like Oh, that was my guy, then have another one ready, like come on, dude, please, let speak. Think that's what we should have asked some fantasy draft etiquette. I got something good. Oh my God, idea for us to show up. Why are we calling the Philip? Why do you care who's in the area? What's that in the post? Now the pizza? All right, we're gonna shut it. What are you? How many charges you? I was gonna say real quick. I'm glad. I know that we didn't really ask or anything, but Marcus didn't mention any cowboys really, our giants or commanders, except talked about my boy Carson gonna have a year. He didn't mention any of them. You know, dots in a little bit. He listened to his NFL, his NFC's preview. Um, he did what he say. He's not reaching for too many eagles. A J Brown will be the first one he picks. Washington backfields a mess. Carson isn't much of an upgrade. Kwan's get injected about right, right, about right position. Nothing. Lamb, he still believes in Zeke. He's off a gallop. CD could be great. Okay, nothing on deck. Dakoda, yeah, really, Dada is like a top ten not that I pulled out of the podcast. Go give it a listen. All Right, folks, thanks for hanging out with us again on another Thursday night. We hope you enjoyed a little fantasy football talk. We are getting ever closer to real football. There's college football this weekend practice. Can...

...you almost taste it? College shove a cupcake up your nose. How that we will make sure to start the new season that we will be excellent, we will be better, we will do better. Get excited. This is gonna be a fun season. I feel high expectations, expectations this season. Let's get fired up. Roll Birds. We got like five Alabama guys on the team. No Go, birds, don't ever mix the we did it well, one guy himself birds. We'll see you all next week. You're listening to thanks for tuning into the Santabo first podcast. Be Excellent to each other.

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