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Joel Beall

Joel Beall is a writer for FOXSports.com and WhatIfSports.com. He lives with a Golden Tee machine and a jump shot that’s currently broken. Reach Joel on Twitter @FOXSportsBeall.

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JBeall: We'll be here at 4 PM EST to answer your questions, comments and concerns for the upcoming 2013 fantasy football season, and feel free to send in your inquiries early. See you at 4!
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 3:23 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: Before we start, a few relevant links for those with drafts in the near future,
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:01 JBeall
 
 
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Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:02 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: and for more fantasy football info, make sure to hit up the Fantasy Football page on FOXSports.com
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:05 JBeall
 
 
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[Comment From Mama BallardMama Ballard: ] Jake Ballard: fantasy contributor or unemployed in 2013?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:05 Mama Ballard
 
 
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JBeall: even in deeper leagues, not worth the look
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:09 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: Na, Packers frontline wasn't great last year, loss of bulaga isn't as bad as feared
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:11 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: considering Dickson could miss some time with a hamstring tear, I think his forecast is on hold at the moment
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:11 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: Yeah it's only Year 3 for Dalton, and made solid strides in his sophomore campaign. I think some underperformances in big games are the catalyst for this "Make or Break" nonsense. I don't think he necessitates starter status in standard leagues just yet, but is definitely one of the better backups available
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:13 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: Jackson was having a decent 2012 before he suffered injury and missed the last five weeks of the season. I think Maclin would have been the higher beneficiary of Chip Kelly's new offense rather than Jackson, yet still think the system should prove dividends. Philly desperately needs a complement in their receiving ranks though to take some of the heat off Jackson
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:15 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: WAY under. I know he was just a rookie last season, but if you look at his game logs, Wilson has more hiccups than highlights. In fact, subtract the Buffalo outing and the numbers look pedestrian. With Harvin out at least for the first half of the season, along with Seattle's desire to have Wilson throw LESS this year, I think Wilson is more of a gamble than believed
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:16 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: you might wanna see somebody for that. Or you could just watch Dan in Real Life, that ought to put you to bed in no time,
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:20 JBeall
 
 
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[Comment From VinceVince: ] Doug Martin or Jamaal Charles?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:21 Vince
 
 
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[Comment From guestguest: ] myers or gates at te ? what do you think of casey from philly?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:22 guest
 
 
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JBeall: as for Myers,
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:23 JBeall
 
 
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[Comment From TimTim: ] Forte or Shady McCoy?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:25 Tim
 
 
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] Hoping to make Alex Smith my backup QB to represent my hometown KC. Do you see regret in my future?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:27 Guest
 
 
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[Comment From amos mosesamos moses: ] Thinking about throwing Week 1 so I can get the top waiver wire pick. Landed me alfred morris last year (although i didn't intentionally throw it that time). Anything bad about this i'm not seeing??
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:29 amos moses
 
 
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[Comment From stevesteve: ] how would you fix the pro bowl
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:31 steve
 
 
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[Comment From guestguest: ] better year, cecil shorts or lance moore? either one a receiver2?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:32 guest
 
 
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JBeall: as for Moore, I like him, and he's always good for three or four outburts a season. Unfortunately, in standard leagues, I don't think he has the stability I'm looking for from a No. 2 WR or Flex
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:34 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: Utilize two of your first three picks on RBs. You can find a decent WR late in the draft; can't say the same for halfbacks
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:35 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: See above. Unless it's Rodgers, Newton, Brees, Manning, I wouldn't waste one of my first four selections on a QB. You can find value in guys like Brady, Romo, Stafford in the mid-rounds
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:36 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: It will be hard to replicate 120 receptions, yet I think 90 balls is certainly feasible. And while Welker never garnered much love inside the red zone in New England, given the lack of viable TEs in Denver, the diminutive WR's red-zone ventures could be on the rise. in the end, I think his value holds steady, with the arrow pointing slightly up
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:38 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: I keep hearing people gush about Carson Palmer's presence making Larry Fitzgerald a top WR again. Though this holds some validity (I mean, did you SEE who was under center for Arizona last season?), I think Floyd is the asset most likely to see an uptick in value from the Palmer acquisition. Floyd showed promise at the end of 2012, and after a slow assimilation process, seems to be "getting it" this training camp. I would look at Floyd as a late-round grab
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:40 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: not crazy about either. Hillman is currently listed atop the Broncos depth chart, but I think most foresee Ball taking the reins eventually in Mile High. Ingram should benefit with Sean Payton returning to the sidelines, but battling P. Thomas and Sproles for time, don't think he's worth the pick-up...so if I had to pick one, with trepidation - Hillman
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:43 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: I would go Charles, for reasons mentioned above. the safe choice in non-PPR leagues is Lynch, but because of the keeper rules, I would at least CONSIDER Martin before going with the KC back. As for Rice and Spiller - Rice is one of the most dependable backs at a fickle position, but I think he's lost a tad of electricity and B. Pierce could be taking looks away, and although Spiller had a breakout 2012, I think Fred Jackson will get more love in terms of plays than people expect
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:45 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: Box Scores. Fantasy Point Totals. Game Tape. Common sense
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:46 JBeall
 
 
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[Comment From WesWes: ] Mendenhall or Green-Ellis in a PPR League?
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:47 Wes
 
 
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JBeall: Going back to Arizona, one name to look out for - Stepfan Taylor. He's not particularly mind-blowing at any feat, but with injuries to Mendenhall and Ryan Williams, Taylor might fall into carries with the Cardinals. Like closers in baseball, having the job is 90 percent of the battle with backs
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:50 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: usually I'm against betting on rookies, but I think Le'Veon Bell for Pittsburgh has a chance to be a top-10 back. The Steelers line is formidable, and Bell is extremely sound in pass protection and the receiving game. Going in the mid-rounds, make sure Bell is on your radar
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:52 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: depends on Von Miller's status. If Miller is back, DEN is worth a look as a top-5 unit. HOU's secondary is currently a mess, and think they're going to disappoint. Nevertheless, think I'd still go the Texans between the two
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:54 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: The only WRs worth a look in the first two rounds are Megatron and Brandon Marshall. I'll throw in Jimmy Graham from the TE position as well. Dez Bryant is too mercurial for my taste, and AJ Green and Fitzgerald are more of third-round picks
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:55 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: we touched on it above, but Rice is as safe as a bet as there is at a position that's always plagued by injury. I think Pierce gets a decent haul of the workload this season to keep Rice fresh for the playoffs, which cuts into his production and probably his status as a top-5 pick. Yet in the 8-10 range? Love him
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:57 JBeall
 
 
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JBeall: I wouldn't say anyone has taken a huge drop, per se, but one to look out for is Peyton Manning. Denver line is decent but not great, and already lost Dan Koppen for the year. keep an eye on the Broncos during training camp
 
 
Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:58 JBeall
 
 
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