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.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 26 min

Admit it, you were rooting for that awesome team to get chopped....and it happened! For many guillotine leagues, this is the first week where really good teams got cut.  Charch and Brian Johnson will steer you to the right bidding strategies for those brand-name players on the waiver wire.

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October 13, 2020 23 min

This week's waiver wire is filled with big name players and emerging stars like Chase Claypool. How aggressively should you be bidding at this stage of the season and specifically on Claypool?  Plus Charch provides bidding strategies for the 10 players most likely to hit free agency in your guillotine league.

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October 6, 2020 31 min

For the first time, we're starting to advocate a strategy of loosening your purse strings...for some of you.  Find out if you're a candidate for some heavier bidding.  Also, learn about the one position that you shouldn't be bidding upon.  

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September 29, 2020 30 min

The waiver wire is already a challenging display of strategy for guillotine league players. Add in the threat of cancelled games, and it becomes even more difficult. Charch and Brian help guide you to the right answers in this tricky week of bidding.

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September 22, 2020 30 min

A dozen notable fantasy players went down with injuries last week, making this an incredibly important week on the waiver wire. Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson offer advice for every league, including specific dollar amount recommendations for key free agents. 

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September 15, 2020 31 min

It's your first week of bidding on free agents in a guillotine league... and OMG awesome players are available!  This never happens in a regular fantasy league! Do you push in all your chips or save ammo for later in the year?  Get advice from guillotine veterans Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson for making the right calls with your waiver wire bidding.

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September 2, 2020 21 min

The guillotine league season is looming and suddenly there's massive drama surrounding some of the highest-ranked running backs. Can you trust Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook, and/or Leonard Fournette?  Is Joe Mixon significantly safer now than he was last week? 

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In a standard league, drafting a bust is a minor inconvenience. In a guillotine league, every bust can end your season.  Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson identify the eight guys who are uniquely dangerous in a guillotine format. 

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August 19, 2020 19 min

At this time of year, every fantasy football podcast is touting sleepers. But at CHOP, we give you *guillotine-specific* sleepers who you can find in the mid-to-late rounds of your draft. 

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August 13, 2020 21 min

From the moment you complete your guillotine league draft, you start getting nervous about Week 1 But should you change your draft strategy to help ensure you aren't the first team eliminated? Charch and Brian talk through some of the notable players with brutal Week 1 matchups.

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August 5, 2020 18 min

The forensic team of Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson identify the causes of death of a guillotine league corpse--aside from the beheading, of course. 

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July 29, 2020 25 min

Dud games cost heads! For guillotine leagues, the most important draft plan is to prioritize safety and consistency.  Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson provide a wide variety of ways to evaluate players who will meet expectations, week in and week out. 

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July 23, 2020 14 min

Only in a guillotine league will you NOT play to win.  Instead, you're playing not to lose!  Reorient your thinking with the help of hosts Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson. 

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July 15, 2020 10 min

The inaugural episode of CHOP describes how guillotine leagues work, why they’re different from other fantasy football formats, and why they’re so incredibly compelling, fresh, and strategic. Hosts: Paul Charchian and Brian Johnson.

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