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.


December 5, 2023 48 mins

Special guest Scott Fish joins Brian and Charch for the final Chop podcast of the 2023 season. In the final week of unrestricted bidding on chopped players, we identify the players who are worth an "all in" waiver bid.

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Depending on your home life, it might always (or never) be handcuffing season. But in the world of guillotine leagues, it's become time to roster the backups to your star runners.

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November 21, 2023 38 mins

Yams are disgusting and totally inappropriate to serve to family and friends at any time, particularly on a national holiday. Meanwhile, your guillotine team has survived 11 chops! You've got the anti-yam fantasy team! Congrats! Almost all of the top-10 most-chopped players have major concerns that you'll want to hear before bidding.

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November 14, 2023 38 mins

We're far enough into the guillotine season that it's time to change your focus with your bidding. Charch and Brian help you determine if players should be part of your "end game" roster planning.

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November 7, 2023 41 mins

We didn't think we'd be talking about Travis Kelce and Isiah Pacheco in consecutive shows, but here we are. We help you untangle the complicated bidding strategies for Chiefs players as they head into a bye week.

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October 31, 2023 36 mins

It's not often you can bid on Chiefs, but after Kansas City's shocking dud against Denver, you've probably got one (or more!) on the waiver wire! Charch and Brian offer bidding advice for Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and Isiah Pacheco along with dozens of others.

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October 24, 2023 43 mins

You've been diligently hoarding your FAAB and finally it's time to pry open your least a little. Some of fantasy football's biggest names are among the most-cut players and they'll cost you half as much as earlier in the year. Get advice from Brian and Charch in the most star-laden week of bidding so far this year.

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October 17, 2023 45 mins

Charch and Brian help you navigate the first bye week. Do you fill your roster holes by trying to land big name studs? Or do you try for a cheap one-week backup? Guidance for both strategies awaits!

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October 10, 2023 44 mins

Is $50 the right price for Justin Jefferson, knowing he's going to miss a month of service? Brian and Charch help unfurl the complicated situation surrounding the league's best wide receiver.

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October 3, 2023 41 mins

Kate Bush will be proud when you press the bidding on Tyreek Hill. But how much should you bid if you want to make a play for one of the league's most reliable fantasy producers? Guest co-host Scott Fish helps break down strategies for dozens of players.

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September 26, 2023 40 mins

With three weeks of data, you should know if you need to spend money or not. For those ready to crack their wallets, we've got guillotine league bidding advice for all levels of players.

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September 19, 2023 41 mins

Between injury and ineptitude, it's been a disastrous year for running backs. Brian and Charch help you figure out which backs are worth spending valuable FAAB.

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September 12, 2023 38 mins

Three notable Bengals players were among the most chopped players in the first week of guillotine action. Charch and Brian give specific advice for those players along with dozens of others. Plus they help with broad bidding advice that applies to every guillotine manager, no matter the roster.

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September 5, 2023 12 mins

Your guillotine league draft is over, but that doesn't mean you've got to stick with those players. Charch identifies a dozen potentially-undrafted players you'll want to pick up before Sunday's games kick off. Plus, he addresses the unfortunate turn of events for Travis Kelce with TE alternatives for those who already drafted him.

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Charch and Scott Fish talk through the trickiest questions from all 14 rounds of a guillotine draft.
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August 8, 2023 23 mins

Charch welcomes in Colt Williams from Fantasy Index to talk through his recent guillotine draft, identifying his strategies and rationale behind the players he selected.

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July 30, 2023 27 mins

With 18 teams, you're always hunting for value in your guillotine league draft. Should you roll the dice on some injured players like Breece Hall, JK Dobbins and Rashod Bateman? Plus, Charch and Brian identify the right time to draft the unsigned veteran running backs.

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July 21, 2023 19 mins

Super Chop is the high stakes version of a guillotine league. Learn all the ways it's different and the differing strategies from a traditional guillotine league. Plus, a first round draft that illuminates key strategy differences.

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July 10, 2023 25 mins

In the guillotine format, avoiding landmines is even more important than unearthing sleepers. Charch and Brian highlight players who are particularly poorly suited for your guillotine league roster.

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June 19, 2023 31 mins

This might be the first time anyone has use the words "guillotine" and "reach a round" together, but it's a lot more welcoming than you may think! Charch and Brian identify players worthy of reaching one round early to take in your guillotine draft, from Rounds 2 through 11.

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