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The Fantasy Fullback Dive - Fantasy Football Podcast

Just like the real game, fantasy football is truly a game of inches. From that crucial waiver wire pick-up, to the right draft-day selection in Round 9, fantasy titles are won with those hard-nosed, unsung, fullback-esque moves. That’s where the astutely researched, undeniably bold, and unfathomably genius opinions of our very-own Wolf and Truth come in. Gritty. Dirty. Always pushing the pile. Gain that crucial yard with the Fantasy Fullback Dive.
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Apr 10, 2018

A week after unveiling The Wolf's Top April Bargains (guys he's ranked 20+ spots higher than the ECR), the boys reverse the script for April's Most Overpriced Players. Which common late first rounders does The Wolf refuse to touch? Who's commonly ranked as a high-end RB2 that The Wolf wouldn't touch til Round 8? And why are future HOFers like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady among 2018's most overpriced?

Plus, with the Patriots again dominating headlines, Ryan Hannable of WEEI Boston Sports Radio joins us to cover all the breaking news. From Brandin Cooks' trade, to the teams' draft plans, to the post-Dion Lewis backfield, we plunge headfirst into all things New England. Season 3 has been on a whole new level, and Episode 12 only continues to elevate the bar with some can't miss fire.

Apr 3, 2018

The RSJ guys get together to discuss the guys in The Wolf's overall top 100 who he likes a LOT more than the ECR.  These are bargains you do NOT want to be left in the dark on.

Mar 27, 2018

Now that the dust has settled (mostly), The Wolf and The Truth delve into the true winners (McKinnon) and losers of the 2018 free agency rush.

Mar 16, 2018

The RSJ guys tackle the biggest free agency news of the day rapid fire style.  Kirk Cousins, Trey Burton, Carlos Hyde, and more have finally found homes.  Tune in to hear the Wolf's takes on all their landing spots.

Mar 14, 2018

The RSJ guys break down the rapidly falling dominoes of 2018 free agency from Case Keenum, Drew Brees, Allen Robinson, Sammy Watkins, and more...

Mar 8, 2018

The Wolf and The Truth take the deep dive into NFL free agency and franchise tags position by position as the Wolf identifies the value holes that need to be filled and the best guys to fill 'em.

Mar 6, 2018

Zac Jackson @AkronJackson joins the pod to give his thoughts on the Cleveland Browns, their offseason, their potential draft, their coach, and loads more.

Mar 1, 2018

The Wolf and the Truth journey further into The Wolf's way too early (or not early enough) fantasy football big board.  (#21-#48)

Feb 22, 2018

George Bremer, CNHI Sports Indiana executive editor, Indianapolis Colts beat writer and sports editor for The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana joins the Roto Street Journal guys to talk about all the timely Colts-related NFL news.

Josh McDaniels, Frank Reich, Andrew Luck, TY Hilton, Donte Moncrief, The Ageless Frank Gore and so much more on this information packed episode

Feb 20, 2018

The Wolf and The Truth tackle the top of the Wolf's way too early (or not early enough) big board.

Feb 14, 2018

The Fantasy Fullback Dive plows into Season 3 like an absolute sledgehammer, welcoming on the Godfather of Oregon Football: Charles Fischer

A fantasy sheep may ask, "Why would you invite a college analyst to the show, even if a mastermind?"

But a true wolf knows that exact answer: Mark Helfrich.

The former Oregon HC has joined Matt Nagy as the Bears Offensive Coordinator, forming one of the most intriguing coaching duos of 2018. Understanding just how much Helfrich brings to the table is crucial.

Though Nagy will be calling plays, Helfrich and his bright, innovative mind weren't brought in without reason. The college coach is regarded as a QB Guru -- one Marcus Mariota attributes everything to (according to Fischer). The new OC will undoubtedly be bringing plenty of Spread and Zone Concepts into Nagy's West Coast attack. 

Thus, we bring in Fischer, who might know more about Helfrich and the Oregon Scheme than anyone who hasn't coached there (and maybe them too).  

 

In arguably our most nitty gritty, "X's and O's" Interview of all time, Fischer digs in deep to every facet of Helfrich's attack. In the process, Fischer lays down the foundation, and The Wolf and Truth bring the fantasy hammer. 

Feb 12, 2018

While we'd have preferred moving on, The Wolf and Truth had no choice but to stay in New England after all this week's wild news: Bill Belichick / Malcolm Butler, Josh McDaniels, Rob Gronkowski... really, the entire team have all been under the microscope. So we've brought in the big guns to bring some clarity.

In our Season 3 premiere, we're absolutely thrilled to welcome on WEEI's Lead Patriots Beat Writer Ryan Hannable to the show, and pepper him with the burning questions.

Hannable gives us all the insider scoops he's scoured from the normally tight-lipped Patriots. From Butler's benching to McDaniel's return to Gronk's retirement and every other personnel, injury, and free agency question in-between, we get leave no New England stone unturned. 

Feb 6, 2018

The Truth tries to contain his smugness and The Wolf just tries to keep it together as the guys debrief Super Bowl 52, a thrilling 41-33 victory for the Eagles over the Patriots.

Jan 31, 2018

Super Bowl 52 is nearly upon us, which means us degenerate gamblers care about one thing: Prop Bets. Though the Coin Flip may be an infamous wager, many Props are far more scientific than a 50/50 shot. Trust that no one will dive in deeper than your FFBD boys, who break down all the stats; from Fourth Quarter outputs, to Pink's Hair Trends, to Belichick's shirt history, you'll be set to clean up serious $$ on some of the most entertaining bets of the year. RSJ mainstays and gambling gurus CJay, JimboSlice, and, for the first time ever, Keegs all make guest appearances to share their insight on a slew of bets. What huge odds could clean up big? What props do we consider locks to hammer big time? Just how many times will Tom Brady's age or Donald Trump be mentioned? Find out all this and our Super Bowl predictions in one of our most hilariously informative episodes yet.

Jan 17, 2018

The Coaching Carousel has begun spinning, and new Bears OC Matt Nagy is by far the most important to breakdown so far. To do so, we welcome Chiefs Insider Chris Clark (@ChrisClarkNFL) of the Locked on Chiefs Podcast to analyze all he knows on Nagy and how he might utilize talents on the Bears. How could Mitch Trubisky fit into this "Vertical West Coast" scheme? How might Nagy utilize his exciting tandem of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen? What Bears pass catchers should be on fantasy radars? Before Chris join us, The Wolf and Truth had to dive deep into arguably the wildest weekend of Divisional Round football we've ever seen, and make our predictions for the Super Bowl.

Jan 11, 2018

With 2017 officially in the books, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth hit the pause button to reflect on the most important fantasy football lessons we learned from a wild season. What draft strategies do you need to know entering 2018? Which positions should you be approaching differently this year? How will we be approaching our evaluating and ranking process differently this season? Plus, Audio Guy Nate joins in to reflect on the his most successful season yet, and what strategies and lessons he learned and will forever apply in fantasy. Though this episode might not be fully player focused, it is jam-packed with the philosophy and mindsets that all Fantasy Wolves need to hear. Be sure to tune in and let us know your thoughts!

Jan 4, 2018

Just because the regular season is over does NOT mean the fantasy fun needs to end. Increase the stakes and excitement of the best four weeks in sports with NFL Playoffs Fantasy Football. The Wolf and Truth break down the different variations of Playoff Leagues before telling you our favorite set up. We then preview need-to-know strategy, which involves a very deep dive into our Playoff Predictions (including our Superbowl winners). To prepare you even more, we breakdown our Experts Mock Draft. Who went No.1? Who were the steals of the draft? Reaches? If you want to extend your fantasy season, you can't miss this episode, so tune in now!

Dec 28, 2017

No self-respecting fantasy league should still be going as of Week 17. But everyone should be trying their hand at DFS to keep the fantasy itch scratched just a little longer. To make sure you're fully prepared, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth welcome back Fantasy Labs' Ian Hartitz (@IHartitz) to craft the perfect lineup. First, we breakdown key players who may be rested or out with injury, and the guys to consider in their wake -- Rams RB Malcolm Brown at $3900, anyone? Then, Ian runs down the chalk (most popular), fade (avoid), and his personal pick for each position before turning it over to The Wolf and JimboSlice for their selections. Which bargain stack are Ian and The Wolf both targeting? Why is Jimbo all over Kirk Cousins and Washington? Is Jamaal Williams primed for one last explosion? And which basement priced tight ends could swing the week for owners? This, and so much more, make this our most in-depth Daily Fantasy Breakdown ever, and it's a can't miss for anyone tossing out lineups.

Dec 21, 2017

The stakes don't get any larger than this: Week 16 aka Championship Week. With hardware, pride, $$, and bragging rights all on the line, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth tackle this week's Burning Questions, as well as all our Mailbag Questions thus far. Is it time to bench the scorching Jimmy Garoppolo and Marquise Goodwin? What can we expect from the Steelers passing attack without Antonio Brown? Who are our top streaming TEs and QBs? And who does The Wolf rank a whopping 26 spots higher than the ECR this week?! Find out all this and much more in a loaded Week 16 Preview

Dec 19, 2017

Have you been listening to us enough to have made it into the finals of your fantasy league?  If so, don't stop now--the finals are coming.

Dec 14, 2017

It's officially the semi finals of fantasy football playoffs, so The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth are paving the path to victory with tons of hard-hitting preparation takes. But first, JimboSlice comes back for all your DraftKings needs. Which guys are he and The Wolf both all in on? Where are we saving our cash and spending big? Who's the million dollar key to victory?

Plus, Fantasy Football 24/7's Derek Brown makes his weekly appearance for another round of Burning Questions. What should we expect out of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? Is Nick Foles truly viable this week, and who else could make a game changing stream? Is this finally the week for the Jay Train to roll out of the station? And what Waiver Wire pickups need to be locked into lineups this week. All of these scorching takes, plus one of our deepest mailbags yet, make Episode 56 a can't miss for all fantasy fans.

Dec 12, 2017

Did you just lose Carson Wentz?  Are you still alive in the fantasy playoffs?  Better give us a listen as we break down Week 14 and look ahead to the 2nd round of the playoffs!

Dec 7, 2017

The Playoffs have arrived, and The Fullback Dive is here to blow open a hole for you to burst through to the semifinals. Fresh off a week of some insanely accurate predictions on Kenyan Drake and Rex Burkhead, Fantasy Football 24/7's Derek Brown again joins The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth for Five Burning Questions for Week 14. How can owners replace stud TEs Rob Gronkowski or Zach Ertz? How will Josh Gordon and Jimmy Garoppolo fair in their second starts of 2017? Is Russell Wilson actually benchable against an elite Jacksonville Defense? What can we expect from popular waiver targets Mike Davis and Peyton Barber here on out? And who's going to win and lose people their playoff matchups? We dive in deep, plus tackle one of our most challenging mailbags yet in this can't miss Playoff Preview.

Dec 5, 2017

The Fantasy Playoffs are here, and The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth make sure you know every single important Week 13 development to be fully prepared. Who should owners turn to if they lost Rob Gronkowski? Which under 10% owned prospects emerged as "Must Adds" over Week 13? What should we expect from the Packers backfield moving forward, especially when Rodgers returns? How did Jimmy G fare in his first start, and what target hog is emerging there? Is Blake Bortles going to remain in London Form, and what does it mean for his weapons? Plus, if we were drafting for 2018, how would we rank the top-five picks? All of this, plus some mailbag questions involving Bye Week preparation for True Wolves, make this an absolute can't miss.

Nov 30, 2017

With Playoffs, Bye Weeks, and Last Place Punishments all on the line, Week 13 could not be more important. To have you fully prepared, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth are joined by Fantasy Football 24/7 Expert Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) to tackle the Burning Questions of Week 13. What should we expect from Josh Gordon's triumphant return, and what's his RoS value? Is Jimmy Garoppolo going to be the savior for the 49ers, and what does his addition mean for Carlos Hyde and Marquise Goodwin? Is Dak Prescott droppable, and who would make better streams until this ship is righted? Plus, who are our favorite stretch run heroes, and why is Derek so bullish on Kenyan Drake and Marshawn Lynch this week? Plus, as always we welcome DFS Guru JimboSlice in to make the perfect DraftKings lineup to win you some holiday cash. This is a completely loaded pod, and one you can't miss if you want to go into Week 13 fully prepared.

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