In Part Three of our 2018 NFL Draft Fantasy Football Four Pack Mini-Series, The Wolf and Truth ecstatically invite Pro Football Focus’ Scott Barrett on as our second draft-dissecting Fantasy Wolf. The King of "Metrics that Matter" and "#DankStats," Barrett is constantly uncovering game-changing, never-before-seen stats and trends to better illuminate the many factors that go into Fantasy Football success… and he brings all the Advanced Analytics to the FFBDPod in a can’t miss Episode 16.
We run Barrett through the same grueling script as Wright, uncovering some similar opinions, but far more variety in his takes. Why is Barrett down on this class as a whole? On the flip side, which 2 backs is he all-in on? Why is Derrius Guice completely overrated in Barrett’s mind while Nyheim Hines could be a steal? Barrett answers all of these and far more, bringing the unique analytics and stats only he and PFF can.
Just like Wright, Barrett also digs into the veteran pool, bringing some fantastic grading and breakdowns for who won and lost from a fantasy perspective. We dive deep into Alex Collins, Jay Ajayi, JuJu Smith Schuster, and many more in a must-listen breakdown of the NFL Draft.
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In Part Two of our 2018 NFL Draft Fantasy Football Four Pack Mini-Series, The Wolf and Truth are thrilled to debut our 2018 Fantasy Wolves series with a fire interview with Mike “The Hitman” Wright of The Fantasy Footballers. As a co-founder of Fantasy Football's biggest, most award-winning podcast, Mike Wright has earned the title "The Fantasy Hitman" for his bold, hard-hitting takes that slay the competition. Thus, he was a natural choice for the first wolf to enter our den and slay the NFL Draft coverage.
We run The Hitman through some grueling interview questions to dig up this opinions and analysis on the 2018 NFL Draft's biggest storylines, primarily centered around this loaded 2018 Rookie RB Class.
We start at the top with Saquon Barkley, and hit upon every other relevant rookie from there. Who’s the next best pick in fantasy after Barkley? Is Derrius Guice set to be as beastly in the pros as he was in college? Is Sony Michel set to dominate in the explosive Patriots Offense? Which Rookie RBs should be avoided, and who’ll be the under-the-radar rookie pick who could change seasons?
Beyond the rookies, Wright also digs his teeth into the many veteran implications. Who does The Hitman consider the biggest risers and fallers following the draft, and why? Which bust is The Wolf definitely doubling-down on, and what fifth round WR is going to win people leagues?
Find out all this and so much more in a truly can’t miss interview.
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The NFL Draft always brings massive fantasy football implications, and you can't find more comprehensive coverage than the FFBDPod's first ever Fantasy Football Four Pack Podcast Series. Get caught up on all major swings and shakes with The Fantasy Footballer’s Mike Wright, PFF’s Scott Barrett, and our very own Wolf and Truth of Roto Street.
In Part One, The Wolf and Truth begin our 2018 NFL Draft Fantasy Coverage by digging deep into our 2018 "Gut Reaction" Rookie RB Rankings. Countless talented backs landed in the juiciest "Value Hole" Openings, and more than one now offers Legit RB1 Upside. We broke down which ones to be targeting, versus avoiding, as we lump them into tiers and analyze all the moving parts around each one.
We also debut two new segments in Episode 14: The Fantasy Stock Tip & Stock Profile of the Week. First, the Wolf shares the secret strategy he thinks will bring the most titles in 2018, titled Building a Stable of Horses. From maximizing your flex to analyzing the market supply & demand at the RB position, The Wolf believes achieving a weekly Three Horse Attack is THE number one way to win a title in 2018. You'll learn more about this, as well as why Todd Gurley is our highest-graded fantasy player, all in a jam-packed opening episode.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The RSJ guys break down the rapidly falling dominoes of 2018 free agency from Case Keenum, Drew Brees, Allen Robinson, Sammy Watkins, and more...
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.
Zac Jackson @AkronJackson joins the pod to give his thoughts on the Cleveland Browns, their offseason, their potential draft, their coach, and loads more.
The Wolf and the Truth journey further into The Wolf's way too early (or not early enough) fantasy football big board. (#21-#48)
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
The Wolf and The Truth tackle the top of the Wolf's way too early (or not early enough) big board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!