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Anyone else entered or plan to enter any of these? Last year I made significantly more money on draft then on Fanduel throughout the regular season. I had entered a few best balls last year without any real experience with it and did alright, but was excited about getting into it this year. Drafting this early is risky, but also potentially lets you find the diamonds in the rough well before they become diamonds. I have made 3 lineups so far (ill post them later when home from work) and in comparison to the other 11 teams in each league, I feel like my teams are in the top 3 (of course I do, I drafted them, right?), but they have a balance that most of the other teams don't have. 

What I've realized so far this year is that RB's are at a huge premium and they dry up extremely fast. The .5 Ppr helps a be in the flex the most. If you have only 2 starters going into the 5th or 6th round, you are at best going to have role players or top backups and have a real hole if a starter gets injured. I want 3 bonafide starters. TE also dries up extremely fast. Big 3 go early, after that the next teir is off the board by round 8 usually (engram, Henry, Howard, njouka, etc) Beyond that, TE is a total crapshoot. I try and snag 2 out of the second teir. Wait on QB and wait on WR. I'm getting the likes of Wentz, Goff, Rivers in the 10th or later. 

Typical roster build = 2 QB, 7 RB, 7 WR, 2 TE. 

I know that build is risky if I have a QB or TE injury before the season starts(or during), but this is gambling!! It also sets those rosters up for more in season success if there is not an injury at those positions. 

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I’ll put picks behind the players

Draft 1 - pick 12 

QB : Mayyfield (7.12)  Rivers (11.12) Stafford (15.12)

RB : Mixon (2.1), Aaron Jones (3.12) Mccoy(9.12), J Williams (13.12), M Davis (14.1) J Richard (17.12)

WR : Adams (1.12), AJ Green (4.1), Robinson (6.12), Tate (10.1) Samuel (12.1)  AJ brown (16.1) J Hurd (18.1)

TE : Engram (5.12), Njoku (8.1)

 

Draft 2 - Pick 3 

QB : Wentz (9.3) Goff (10.10)

RB McCaffery (1.3), Mack (3.3), Ingram (4.10), Barber (11.3), Hines (12.10), Justice Hill (15.3), KC - D. Thompson(16.10)

WR : A. Brown (2.10), R. Anderson (6.10), Fuller (7.3), Shepard (8.10), Sanders(13.3), callaway (17.3), Ross (18.10)

TE : Engram (5.3) N Fant (14.10)

Draft 3 : Pick 8 

QB : Wentz (10.5), Trubisky (12.5)

RB : Bell (1.8), D Cook (2.5), Ingram (4.8), m Davis (14.8), Mattison(15.5), KC - D Thompson (16.8), STL M Brown (17.5)

WR : Allen(3.8), C Davis (7.8) Sutton(8.5), Tate (9.8), Tyrell Williams (11.8), A Miller (13.8), Trey Quinn (18.5)

TE : Howard (5.8), Henry (6.5)

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just to contribute... Started doing some drafts. What do you guys think?

 

QB: Cam Newton, Sam Darnold

RB: David Montgomery, Mark Ingram, Miles Sanders, Royce Freeman, Justice Hill, Benny Snell

WR: Davante Adams, Juju Smith-Schuster, Adam Thielen, Marvin Jones, Desean Jackson, Marquise Brown, Marquise Goodwin

TE: Mark Andrews, Delanie Walker, Ian Thomas

 

They are really fun, harder than MFLs IMO because 1) PPR is a bit easier, and 2) the website/interface is really really ####ty.

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On 6/26/2019 at 11:07 PM, pbandy1 said:

just to contribute... Started doing some drafts. What do you guys think?

 

QB: Cam Newton, Sam Darnold

RB: David Montgomery, Mark Ingram, Miles Sanders, Royce Freeman, Justice Hill, Benny Snell

WR: Davante Adams, Juju Smith-Schuster, Adam Thielen, Marvin Jones, Desean Jackson, Marquise Brown, Marquise Goodwin

TE: Mark Andrews, Delanie Walker, Ian Thomas

 

They are really fun, harder than MFLs IMO because 1) PPR is a bit easier, and 2) the website/interface is really really ####ty.

Love your WR's and I really like your QB's as well. RB worries me a little bit, lots of rookies. Ingram looks like the only true starter out of that group, I like that you got Hill to back him up though. The rest need an injury to be a consistent weekly starter. Still early, so I could see Montgomery having the lead spot by opening of the season. But I think CHI is a 3 headed monster. Same goes for Sanders in Philly. Freeman could be a steal if he holds the lead role there. Snell needs some help to get meaningful touches. Love the upside plays though for the back end of the season. I try and have 3  lead backs as often as possible because it seems the flex spot benefits the RB the most. TE also has me a bit worried here. Hurst is healthy, so not sure how much of a pure starter Andrews is. Walker coming off injury and Thomas is still the 2nd TE. 

 

Also, take all of that with a grain of salt, I'm no expert, just my 2 cents. 

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Did 2 drafts... 1 about a month ago and the other about 2 weeks ago.

Draft 1:

QB: Mahomes, Brees

RB: Bell, Fournette, J. Williams, Mike Davis, Singletary, Armstead

WR: Juju, Tyreek Hill, Lockette, M. Williams, G. Tate, Funchess, Zay Jones

TE: Vance McDonald, Geisicki, Ian Thomas

 

Draft 2:

QB: Rivers, Dalton, Stafford

RB: Conner, Chubb, L. Miller, A. Jones, Mike Davis

WR: K. Allen, Roby Anderson, Allen Robinson, Curtis Samuel, Emanuel Sanders, Dontae Johnson, Davante Parker, Keelan Cole

TE: Vance McDonald, Herndon

 

I like Draft#2 more.. let me know what you think

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On 7/3/2019 at 10:24 AM, jimmycperu said:

Did 2 drafts... 1 about a month ago and the other about 2 weeks ago.

Draft 1:

QB: Mahomes, Brees

RB: Bell, Fournette, J. Williams, Mike Davis, Singletary, Armstead

WR: Juju, Tyreek Hill, Lockette, M. Williams, G. Tate, Funchess, Zay Jones

TE: Vance McDonald, Geisicki, Ian Thomas

 

Draft 2:

QB: Rivers, Dalton, Stafford

RB: Conner, Chubb, L. Miller, A. Jones, Mike Davis

WR: K. Allen, Roby Anderson, Allen Robinson, Curtis Samuel, Emanuel Sanders, Dontae Johnson, Davante Parker, Keelan Cole

TE: Vance McDonald, Herndon

 

I like Draft#2 more.. let me know what you think

I also like draft 2 better than draft one. Hopefully you're right on Vance McDonald. That gives you a strength at TE in both. RB are better in draft 2. WR are slightly better in draft one, as are QBs. Both have potential though. 

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I did one more $25 draft (gonna do 2 more closer to start of season) and I've done 2 $5 tourneys as well that ill post in a bit(and got more adventurous with). 

$25 (pick 6)

QB - Rivers (12.7) Carr (15.6) Dalton (18.7)

RB - Cook (2.7) D Freeman (3.6) Ingram (5.6) D Harris (11.6) J. Hill (13.6) Mattison (14.7)

WR - Cooks (4.7) Kirk (6.7) Shepard (8.7) DJax (9.6) Paris Campbell (10.7) Zay Jones (16.7) Dionte Johnson (17.6)

TE - Kelce (1.6) Ebron (7.6)

 

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35 minutes ago, jerseys finest said:

I did one more $25 draft (gonna do 2 more closer to start of season) and I've done 2 $5 tourneys as well that ill post in a bit(and got more adventurous with). 

$25 (pick 6)

QB - Rivers (12.7) Carr (15.6) Dalton (18.7)

RB - Cook (2.7) D Freeman (3.6) Ingram (5.6) D Harris (11.6) J. Hill (13.6) Mattison (14.7)

WR - Cooks (4.7) Kirk (6.7) Shepard (8.7) DJax (9.6) Paris Campbell (10.7) Zay Jones (16.7) Dionte Johnson (17.6)

TE - Kelce (1.6) Ebron (7.6)

 

Where does coutee get taken usually?  I really like him and want to get him before he usually is taken

 

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5 minutes ago, smbkrypt24 said:

Where does coutee get taken usually?  I really like him and want to get him before he usually is taken

 

he's typically flying off the board between rounds 7-9. If you like him, you're gonna have to jump to grab him a bit. I'm a big fan of his as well for this year, but value wise he hasn't fallen to me where I want to take him(if fuller stays healthy, it hurts keke). I'm a big advocate this year of getting 2 TE's from my top 8 because behind that looks like an absolute crap shoot and thats usually the window where keke goes off the board. Lots of other receivers that have his ceiling, TE's, not so much. 

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58 minutes ago, jerseys finest said:
1 minute ago, jerseys finest said:

he's typically flying off the board between rounds 7-9. If you like him, you're gonna have to jump to grab him a bit. I'm a big fan of his as well for this year, but value wise he hasn't fallen to me where I want to take him(if fuller stays healthy, it hurts keke). I'm a big advocate this year of getting 2 TE's from my top 8 because behind that looks like an absolute crap shoot and thats usually the window where keke goes off the board. Lots of other receivers that have his ceiling, TE's, not so much. 

I made a big mistake, but am in middle of draft and will post shortly

 

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Got auto drafted twice, but thats my own fault:

QB: Rodgers, Wentz, Brees

RB: Bell (1.10), Gurley (2.03), Jacobs (3.10), Hunt

WR: Lockett, Pettis, T. Williams, K. Stills, M. Brown, M. Goodwin, T. Hill, Z. Jones

TE: E. Engram, Eifert, I. Thomas

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$5 Tourney (pick 11)

QB - Wentz (8.2) Newton (9.11)

RB - Conner (1.11) Bell (2.2) A Jones (3.11) Ito Smith (11.11) J Williams (14.2) Dexter Williams (18.2)

WR - AJ Green (4.2), S Watkins (5.11) C. Samuel (10.2) Tyrell Williams (12.2) Isabella (13.11) J Brown (15.11) Foster (16.2) D Moore SEA (17.11)

TE - Hunter Henry (6.2) Ebron (7.11)

 

$5 Tourney (pick 6)

QB - Wilson (9.6) Brees (10.7)

RB - Gordon (1.6) Cook (2.7) Freeman (3.6) Hunt (12.7) Ballage (13.6) D Thompson KC (17.6)

WR - Edelman (4.7) Watkins (5.6) Samuel (8.7) Metcalf (11.6) E. Sanders (14.7) Agholor (16.7) Trey Quinn (18.7)

TE - Engram (6.7) Ebron (7.6) Hockenson (15.6)

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4 minutes ago, smbkrypt24 said:

Got auto drafted twice, but thats my own fault:

QB: Rodgers, Wentz, Brees

RB: Bell, Gurley, Jacobs, Hunt

WR: Lockett, Pettis, T. Williams, K. Stills, M. Brown, M. Goodwin, T. Hill, Z. Jones

TE: E. Engram, Eifert, I. Thomas

was QB an autodraft? having those 3 at QB just seems like major overkill to me. Only one of them can give you points per week and if I had to guess all 3 were picked before round 11. I would love to have 2 of those 3 and an extra RB instead. 

Depth at RB is dangerous if you have 1 injury. Gurley worries me a little with his knee, but I think he is more of a steal this year than anything else. he was the consensus #1 last year and now he's falling to the second or third round? its crazy. I never seem to get him though. 

Lots of high upside at WR, but also dangerous if a couple of them don't hit it in the same week. 

TE should be fine. Thomas is a second fiddle, but greg Olsen is not the Te he used to be. 

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15 minutes ago, jerseys finest said:

was QB an autodraft? having those 3 at QB just seems like major overkill to me. Only one of them can give you points per week and if I had to guess all 3 were picked before round 11. I would love to have 2 of those 3 and an extra RB instead. 

Depth at RB is dangerous if you have 1 injury. Gurley worries me a little with his knee, but I think he is more of a steal this year than anything else. he was the consensus #1 last year and now he's falling to the second or third round? its crazy. I never seem to get him though. 

Lots of high upside at WR, but also dangerous if a couple of them don't hit it in the same week. 

TE should be fine. Thomas is a second fiddle, but greg Olsen is not the Te he used to be. 

Correct, I didnt know I was on the clock and Brees was autodrafted for me in the 10th (Could have had Barber or D. Harris).  

RB: Yeah having 3 only through 8 weeks is worrisome, but my lack of studs at WR had me keep going back WR.  

TE: I went early on your advice and am happy there.

WR: 0 consistent scorers.  only risky players.

All in all.  I am obviously fine at QB.  Happy at TE.  hopefully good at RB.  Scary at WR.

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2nd one:

QB: Wilson, Brady

RB: Conner, Freeman, Jacobs, J. Samuels, P. Barber, Ballage, M. Brown

WR: M. Thomas, C. Kupp, S. Watkins, Coutee, T. Williams, M. Goodwin

TE: Ebron, J. Reed, RSJ

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2 hours ago, smbkrypt24 said:

2nd one:

QB: Wilson, Brady

RB: Conner, Freeman, Jacobs, J. Samuels, P. Barber, Ballage, M. Brown

WR: M. Thomas, C. Kupp, S. Watkins, Coutee, T. Williams, M. Goodwin

TE: Ebron, J. Reed, RSJ

Big fan of this one. Great balance at all positions. I’d say this one, barring injury, had a real good chance to make it to the second round. 

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QB: Mahommes, Murray

RB: Barkley, Montgomery, Barber, D. Harris, A. Peterson, K. Hunt, J. Richard

WR: Kupp, Boyd, Pettis, G. Tate, T. Williams, M. Goodwin

TE: Ertz, C. Brate, I. Thomas

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QB: Big Ben, Mariotta

RB: McCaffrey, M. Mack, T. Cohen, J. Howard, J. Samuels, P. Barber, A. Peterson, G. Bernard

WR: J. Landry, C. Ridley, T. Lockett, M. Brown, M. Goowdin, K. Stills

TE: Z. Ertz, B. Watson

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On 7/8/2019 at 3:48 PM, smbkrypt24 said:

2nd one:

QB: Wilson, Brady

RB: Conner, Freeman, Jacobs, J. Samuels, P. Barber, Ballage, M. Brown

WR: M. Thomas, C. Kupp, S. Watkins, Coutee, T. Williams, M. Goodwin

TE: Ebron, J. Reed, RSJ

This one looks good

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Pick 12

QB - Newton (9.12) Dalton (15.12)

RB - Bell (1.12) Freeman (3.12) Carson (6.1) S. Michel (5.12) M. Davis (16.1) 

WR - Julio Jones (2.1), Edelman (4.1) C. Davis (7.12) K. Coutee (8.1) Fitzgerald (10.1) Emmanuel Sanders (14.1) Zay Jones (18.1) D Moore SEA (17.12)

TE - Burton (11.12) Rudolph (12.1) Walker (13.12)

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did 2 more $5 tourneys. 

Pick 10

QB - Wentz (8.3) Rivers (12.3)

RB - Mixon (1.10) Freeman (3.10) Jacobs (4.3) Carson (6.3) Barber (11.10)

WR - Thomas (2.3) M Williams (5.10) Coutee (7.10) N Harry (9.10) Tate (10.3) Sanders (13.10) J Brown (14.3) Deebo Samuel (15.10)

TE - Lacosse (16.3), Everett (17.10) Knox (18.3)

My TE's kept getting sniped the entire draft. so by round 10 I said screw it, I'm just gonna take 3 at the end. All starters respectively, well, Knox should be by start of the season. Happy with RB, thought about one more depth spot, but they are strong. (I think barber is the starter in TB) Went with the extra WR's to play behind Thomas(beast mode) and Williams(solid with increase in targets with no Tyrell Williams). Some with very high ceilings (coutee, harry, brown, Samuel) and 2 with high floors (Tate and Sanders) Should be able to get 2 solid scores out of the 7 of them. This draft lives and dies with the TE's. If they are even close to serviceable, this roster has a shot to compete. 

 

Pick 4 (drunk drafting is always interesting. I was shooting to go against my normal grain of drafting here while riding to a poker game, not my best work, but I don't hate it if the RBs work out)

QB - Luck (6.9) Murray (8.9)

RB - Kamara (1.4) L Murray (7.4) Donta Foreman (9.4) Ito Smith (11.4) Dion Lewis (13.4) D Singletary (14.9) D Thompson KC (18.9)

WR - Cooper (3.4) Godwin (4.9) M Williams (5.4) Moncreif (10.9) Deebo Samuel (15.4) Foster (16.9)

TE - Ertz (2.9) Herndon (12.9) Gesicki (17.4)

I dunno what happened here. LOL. Love the QBs immensely. Went with extra depth at RB behind Kamara while building elsewhere. Murray is insurance incase anything happens to Kamara, plus NO can put up 2 fantasy starting RBs any given week. The rest are all high upside backups. I think Foreman takes over in HOU at some point this year. Smith and Lewis should be solid enough, becoming starters with an injury. The 2 rookies are pure upside. Singletary on a team that should be out of it by week 8-10 and playing their rooks and Thompson on a team that doesn't mind shuffling RBs. I have no faith in Hyde as the "backup" in KC. Happy with the WR's except for foster. Moncreif looks like the 2 in Pitt and I'm personally high on Samuel in SF this year. I had 2 autodraft picks when we hit traffic. Those turned into Foster and Gesicki. Foster could be helpful in best ball at least. Love my TE combo of ertz/herndon. Would have loved to had a 7th WR instead of Gesicki, but oh well, injury insurance and should be a top 2 receiving option in Miami actually. 

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Been bored and won a chunk of money at poker recently, sooooo, I did 4 more $5 drafts. Here's the first of 4. I'll post the others a little later. Going to start doing some of my internal analysis like my last post. Give a little depth behind my decisions. Again, take them with a grain of salt, luck will be the biggest factor in who wins these big tourneys. 

Pick 10

QB - Rodgers (7.10) Wentz (9.10)

RB - Conner (2.3) Jacobs (3.10) Barber (11.10) Ito Smith (12.3) D Foreman (10.3) Richard (15.10) Snell (17.10)

WR - Edelman (4.3) Moore (5.10) Kirk (6.3) Isabella (13.10) Coutee (8.3) Metcalf (14.3) Quinn (18.3)

TE - Kelce (1.10) Everett (16.3)

 

Love the QBs. Rodgers was too good at the end of the 7th to pass on and can be the #1 QB any year he plays a full season. I had other plans at QB, but all of these drafts are different so needed to adjust. Wentz is our boy and I see a big year for him if he stays healthy. 

RB I feel like I have 2 solid starters in Conner and Jacobs(should be). I think Barber is the lead in TB, Ronald jones doesn't impress me at the NFL level. Ito Smith will be a beast if anything happens to freeman. I think foreman could take the lead role in HOU later in the season. Richard and Snell are to backup my 2 big dogs. 

WR is a lot of high upside. I see edelman being a target hog in NE, so he should have a very high floor in PPR. Quinn also looks like he should see the most targets in WAS outside of Jordan Reed. Another high floor choice. Moore is the 1 in CAR and I think improves on last years numbers. Solid WR2 with a high ceiling. Coutee and Metcalf are pure high ceiling WR's that if they hit, they will hit big. Also figured if I take both ARI wrs, whichever of the 2 have the big game will play for me. Fitz is on his last leg and I think Kirk will be the true 1 in ARI. I'm very bullish on the cardinals offense (and their not so good defense) to keep points flowing. 

TE - Kelce says enough. This was taking the best player at the position to not have to worry about it again. I like Everett as the sole starter with the Rams this year. He has worked hard to improve his blocking. He will be serviceable the few times when Kelce isn't. Thats all I need him to be. 

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$5 Pick 7

QB - Kyler Murray (8.6) Lamar Jackson (12.6)

RB - Mixon (2.6) A Jones (3.7) L Murray (7.7) R Jones (10.6) Barber (11.7) Ballage (14.6) J Williams (15.7)

WR - Golladay (4.6) Moore (5.7) Kirk (6.6) Coutee (9.7) Isabella (13.7) Quinn (16.6) Boykin (18.6)

TE - Kelce (1.7) J Thomas (17.7)

QB - Mobile QB lineup engaged. Super high ceiling and a super low floor. Again, I'm bullish on ARI offense and I can only bet on improvement from Jackson

RB - Happy for the most part. Love Mixon and Jones as my rocks. Murray is the most valuable backup in the league I believe. I got the TB starter, whoever it ends up being. Ballage is high ceiling with only Drake in front of him and Williams is to lock up GB if Jones gets hurt(I like to try and backup my top guy or two if able, I'm already choosing to invest in that offense, I may as well lock it up when capable). 

WR - Just like my last draft, no stud WR again, but I'm comfortable with it. Top 2 are low end WR1s in my eyes. Kirk or Isabella will have a good game each week, so locked them up to go with Murray. Coutee is a target hog and high ceiling when healthy. Quinn is a high floor pick and Boykin is a Flyer to go with Jackson. He has the size, speed and ability to start week 1. 

TE - Kelce is Kelce. Top 3 TE at worst, odds are #1. Worth it to me to lock up the best player at a fragile fantasy position. Thomas is the 1 in HOU and should have the occasional solid game. 

(I like my last draft at pick 10 with Kelce more than this one)

More lineups to come 😃 (3 more $5 to post, still planning to do 5 more 5's and 2 more 25's by mid august before im done. Those #s could go up though. I like improving my odds)

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$5 Pick 5

Sticking with the cardinals theme the last couple drafts

QB - Murray (9.5) Trubisky (12.8)

RB - Johnson (1.5) Gurley (2.8) ingram (5.5) Henderson (7.8) Edmonds (14.8) D Thompson KC (16.8) Richard (18.8)

WR - Hilton (3.5) Godwin (4.8) Boyd (6.8) Samuel (8.8) Tate (11.5) M Brown (15.5) Crowder (17.5)

TE - Andrews (10.8) Reed (13.5)

QB - Still loving on Murray. Also like trubisky to be a solid weekly contributor with a few big weeks. 

RB - Beast mode. DJ (+ the pair with Murray) and Gurley could be deadly. Assuming Gurley is healthy Gurley. Ingram is the 1 on a run heavy team. Henderson backs up Gurley if there is a problem, Edmonds for Johnson if injured. Thompson I think wins the backup spot in KC and Richard is a ppr pick

WR - Loving this group as well honestly. Hilton and Godwin should produce weekly and 1-2 of the rest should fill in fine if the top 2 flop any given week. A solid mix of high ceilings and high floors should make for solid weekly production

TE - Here's the possible weakness. Now, if Reed turns in a healthy season, he should be the top receiver in WAS. Andrews looks like he improved and should lock down the #1 TE spot in Baltimore. If those things happen, this is a dangerous lineup, it could also crash and burn because of the TE's. 

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