CHOP: The Guillotine League Podcast

CHOP: The Guillotine League Podcast

CHOP is the original guillotine league podcast, hosted by Paul Charchian, the fantasy football HOFer who popularized guillotine leagues. It provides advice for drafting, waiver wire, roster composition, and analyzes the big NFL stories from a guillotine perspective.


May 26, 2023 17 mins

YES! It's finally chopping time! Charch and Brian bring you everything you need to get the 2023 season underway including proven guillotine league draft strategies.

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With rosters locking this week, it's our final episode of CHOP for this year. Brian and Charch offer final advice for emptying for FAAB wallet so you can dominate the final weeks of the season. 

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November 29, 2022 23 mins

Charch has Covid and Brian's mouth is filled with Novocain. Sure, we wanted to stay in bed and sip some tea, but we're here to help guide you through a critical late-season waiver cycle. They're not the sexiest voices you'll hear today, but they'll be the most helpful.

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November 22, 2022 35 mins

It was a historically bad weekend for some of the best fantasy players. It's hard to remember any week when so many elite players produced absolutely nothing. Fortunately, you're still alive and now those same players are coming up on the waiver wire. Charch and Brian help you figure out how much to bid and which players are worth an "all in" bid. 

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November 15, 2022 44 mins

Aside from talking about how we're NOT talking about Jonathan Taylor, we're not talking about Jonathan Taylor.  For once. Instead you get bidding strategies for a wide range of players including a deep discussion about what to do with Cooper Kupp. 

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November 8, 2022 37 mins

Some of the NFL's best running backs just hit your waiver wire. Is it too soon to push all your chips in?  Charch and Brian help you sort out whether you should make a season-defining move. 

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November 1, 2022 39 mins

After a disastrous week for Las Vegas, many of you will have a crack at Derek Carr, Davante Adams, and/or Josh Jacobs. Charch and Brian provide bidding guidance for the Raiders and all the other big name chopees. Plus, at the end, you'll hear a pretty wild idea for a sabotage drop.

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October 25, 2022 29 mins

Thanks to four bye-week teams and a plethora of injuries, most likely, a very good team in your league just got chopped. Paul Charchian helps guide you through the bidding strategies for some of the biggest names in fantasy football. 

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October 18, 2022 38 mins

It's only Week 7, but it's already the toughest bye week of the entire season. With the Bills, Rams, Vikings, and Eagles on vacation, fantasy owners are tested in a whole new way. Brian and Charch provide strategies for successful bye week bidding, both for superstars and one-week helpers.

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October 11, 2022 35 mins

The introduction of bye weeks kicks off Act 2 of the guillotine league season.  Fantasy managers will be tested in new ways as backups become starters. Charch and Brian provide bidding advice for the upcoming bye weeks. Should you "sabotage drop" some big name fantasy players? Plus they break down the bidding strategies for the ten most-chopped players from last week. 

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October 4, 2022 34 mins

It's a running back-heavy edition of CHOP as Charch and Brian provide bidding strategies for the many big-name runners who got cut last week. Plus they offer specific bidding advice for all the backup runners who are getting pressed into service.  And Charch puts his biggest bid of the year on Mark Andrews.

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September 27, 2022 44 mins

In back-to-back weeks Justin Jefferson has been among the most-chopped players in guillotine leagues. Brian and Charch give you specific bidding advice for Jefferson, along with dozens of other players. Plus, if you're struggling at running back, you'll get a helpful reminder about your plight.

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September 20, 2022 39 mins

Week 2 was a bloodbath for some of the league's biggest names, like Jonathan Taylor, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook, and Kyle Pitts. Charch and Brian provide specific bidding advice for the 10 most chopped players, plus broad bidding advice that fits whatever situation you find yourself in.

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September 13, 2022 32 mins

It's the first waiver wire run of 2022...and maybe your first guillotine waiver wire ever!  Charch and Brian help you establish the right strategy for your bids, no matter how your team performed last week. You'll find bidding strategies for superstar players coming off bad season opening performances, like Alvin Kamara, Zeke, Kyle Pitts, and Aaron Rodgers. 

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September 7, 2022 15 mins

The most ignominious way to lose in fantasy football is a Week 1 beheading in your guillotine league. Charch provides insight about which kinds of players can lead to an unexpected decapitation. Plus, he highlights the bench players you should be considering over some of your weaker starters.    

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August 30, 2022 20 mins

We're knee deep in guillotine league drafts!  Charch and Brian answer your questions about a bevy of drafting questions, including options for the last pick of your draft. We break down our real life quarterback drafting strategies. And we urge you to bully your league at the tight end position. 

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August 24, 2022 22 mins

Nobody is tracking guillotine league drafts closer than Charch and Brian Johnson. It's a perk of working at They've identified eight mistakes you'll want to avoid in your own drafts. 

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August 16, 2022 20 mins

Charch and Brian identify eight landmine players to avoid in your guillotine league drafts. These are players who look safe but secretly have volatility that can end your season. 

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August 9, 2022 29 mins

Above all else, guillotine leaguers need to draft safe, reliable players. Charch and Brian provide you with nine players who aren't widely considered to be safe, but should be for 2022. All nine of these players are being selected too late in fantasy drafts and you can take advantage.

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July 12, 2022 24 mins

It's already guillotine league drafting season!  Charch and Brian are here to help with roster composition tips designed to give you the best chance of survival. 

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