I would stake the strength - more likely to survive than with guard, and as people say, take the gifts nuffle gives. Try to level block asap, althogh highly likely he will die before that. Whether to apo that guy or not, and where is his position in the who-goes-for-LOS later in match with some KOs/CAS.... would be actually nice to hear other people`s opinion, I have always antagonized over that myself. During my compratively short BB-time, I have had highly unusual amount str-boosted elf-linemen. Always had mixed feelings about them, as they can be liability without block, and often you have more important players to protect. Still, I like to play running play with elves, and bash back if possible, and strength helps you do that.