Fantasy Football: Brandon Bolden (Beast or Bust)

Fantasy Football:

Brandon Bolden (Beast or Bust)

By Muntradamus

Beast Dome Nation.

Each week I take a look at a breakout Free Agent player to determine if they are going to be a Beast or Bust heading down the stretch of the season.  You can read what I said about: 

Kevin Ogletree Week 1 by clicking here.

Andre Brown Week 2 by clicking here.

Ramses Barden Week 3 by clicking here.

Tonight we analyze a special player.  Someone who I ranked higher than any expert in my preseason rankings.



When I saw Brandon Bolden this preseason, I saw the next Benjarvus Green-Ellis.  A younger more athletic version that has the chance of cracking the rotation, but more likely would be behind Ridley and Woodhead.  Vereen was a threat, but his injury really pushed him towards the back.  Because of that, I ranked Bolden #47 overall at the RB spot, when his Expert Consensus Ranking was #75.

After picking up a Vulture TD last week for Stevan Ridley.  This week Bolden looked like a BEAST that could not be stopped against a Bills defense that was overwhelmed.  Bolden rushed for 137 Yards and a TD on 16 carries.  Ridley rushed 22 times for 106 Yards and 2 TDs.  Bolden was the only one to have a reception between the two.

Moving forward, Bolden has earned more carries.  He could see up to 10 a game, but it did not help that Woodhead ended up getting a 23 Yard TD through the air which should keep him in at the 3rd down role.  Ridley is definitely the one to own moving forward, but if something were to have Stevan…


PREDICTION: BEAST. What makes Bolden so special is how talented he is.  When players are as talented as this, they find their ways onto the field.  While he may be semi-inconsistent with Ridley on the field, but if Ridley makes any errors or goes down.  Bolden becomes MUST-START.  It is possible Bolden does become the goal line back despite Ridley scoring two goal line TDs.  Either way, find a roster spot for Bolden if you can.

Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his first season as a Pro on FantasyPros where he is the only expert to have Adam Dunn, Mike Aviles, Mark Trumbo, Ian Desmond, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Wilin Rosario in his top 20 at each position. Muntradamus not only leads many to championships with his great advice, and outlooks into the future. He is also consistently on the top of leaderboards in DraftStreet. He was also the #1 Fantasy Football Expert of IDP & Overall Rankings, first time in Fantasy Sports History.  To check his Preseason Fantasy Football Rankings Click Here.



  1. Hi Munt,

    your advice has gotten me, a first time fantasy player, to a great start. thank you.

    so heres the team all composed of Munt favorites

    Matt Ryan

    Arian Foster
    Willis McGahee
    Steven Jackson
    Cedric Benson
    Jaquizz Rodgers
    Andre Brown

    Marques Colston
    Miles Austin
    Pierre Garcon
    Brandon LaFell

    Jason Witten
    Brandon Pettigrew

    So the trade i received was for my Steven Jackson and Pierre Garcon in exchange for Brandon Marshall and Ben Tate. I think its a good trade for me . i get a huge upgrade for WR but lose a startable RB but do get my insurance for my Arian Foster. thoughts? Thank you in advance!

  2. I have no beast mode, but you would be nuts not to take that trade. I would take Mcgahee over sjax anyway.

  3. I need a wide receiver: Fred Jackson for one of these guys > B. Marshall, D. Thomas, or T. Smith ( in this order)? I say F. Jackson, because the owner has C.J. Spiller. I’ve noticed, in your rankings your not too high on Fred Jackson. Guess Spiller down grades his value to much? Other backs I have are Foster, S. Jackson, BJGE, D. Brown, A. Brown, and Powell, Tate, and Leshoure Thanks for the assist.

  4. good ide to throw alot of my free agent $$ at hartline? i could use him as a 4th WR. 12 team league and the wire is pretty beat

  5. Hey Muntra

    I’m trying to get another RB in my 16 team league, and I’m considering trading Welker and Rice for Mendenhall. What do you think? Here’s my roster:

    QB Drew Brees
    RB Chris Johnson
    RB Jacquizz Rodgers
    RB/WR Wes Welker
    WR Brandon Marshall
    WR Steve Johnson
    TE Antonio Gates
    D/ST Giants
    K Shayne Graham
    Bench Sidney Rice
    Bench Danny Amendola
    Bench Jermaine Gresham
    Bench Bilal Powell
    Bench Jahvid Best
    Bench Dolphins

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