The Fantasy Football Week 4 Market Report: Risers, Fallers, Waiver Wire and Injuries
The Wolf is back to recap all the crucial fantasy football takeaways from a busy Week 4. Find out all the Rest of Season Risers, Fallers, and get an early look at the Week 4 Waiver Wire now! Included are must-know takes like:
-Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler’s rest of season fantasy value
-What to do with struggling star WRs like Odell Beckham and DeAndre Hopkins
- Who to sell high on immediately (cough Leonard Fournette)
- The Waiver Wire picks to prioritize in Week 5
And so much more.
The Wolf recaps all the Week 3 Fantasy Football Risers, Fallers, Waiver Wire candidates and Injuries you need to learn before moving onto Week 4.
Plus, ask any early Waiver, Trade, or Sit / Start Questions that are on your mind.
The Wolf covers it all, including:
- The new Daniel Jones-led Giants
- Mike Evans and Joe Mixon's 2019 arrivals
- Saquon Barkley's devastating injury
- All of the Week 3 Must Add Waiver Targets
Have you been riding the Lamar Jackson Cheat Code to a 2-0 start? Or have you angered the fantasy Gods and been punished to a 1-1 or even *gasp* 0-2 start? Regardless, now isn’t the time to celebrate nor panic. I’ve been 4-0 and watched teams crumble, and I’ve been 1-5 and won the whole thing. Keep those eyes forward, and dominate the present with our Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings.
Hear my thoughts on the process, who I’m higher and lower on, and more. I’ll also keep a running “Updates Log” of the news on www.rotostreetjournal.com that you need to know heading into Week 3.
Be sure to tune into our Fantasy Sit / Start Show, this Sunday @ 11 AM EST Facebook Live.
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The Fantasy Football Monday Market Report: All of Week 2's Risers, Fallers, Injuries and Waiver Wire pickups you NEED to know!
Catching up on a crazy Week 2, where The Wolf breaks down the most meaningful fantasy football value changes after all of Sunday's action.
Find out the latest on guys like Aaron Jones, Joe Mixon, Cam Newton, Emmanuel Sanders, and 15 more... all while getting a look at the Waiver Wire Pick Ups you NEED on your radar.
Whether you got off to a hot or sluggish start, a Week 2 win is necessary. Find out who The Wolf is higher and lower on this week with some matchup analysis, while he also takes viewers' early Sit / Start and Waiver Wire questions.
Do you have any early week Sit / Start questions? Hit me up on Twitter @RotoStreetWolf!
Tune into the live Fantasy Football Rankings rundown every Tuesday night at 5PM EST on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/RotoStreetJournal/
The Fantasy Football Market Report (Week 1): Risers, Fallers, Injuries & Sleepers
Week 1 is always THE most important week, as it confirms or changes our outlook on every single player.
Find out who rose and fell in The Wolf's Season Long Fantasy Football Rankings now! Plus, catch up on all the latest injuries and who to check for in the Waiver Wire.
We breakdown crucial Week 1 storylines, including:
- Lamar Jackson and the entire Ravens Explosion
- Sammy Watkins Mammoth Day
- Dak Prescott and the revamped Cowboys passing game under Kellen Moore
- Austin Ekeler's monster day and his season-long value
- Evan Engram's target-vacuum status
Plus, which Sleepers do you need to prioritize for Week 2?
Who fell on The Wolf's board and why?
This is a jam packed hour that can't be missed for fantasy football.
After crafting some fire Bold Predictions before Training Camp began, Sami of The Draft Room Pod (@DraftRoomPod) returns to revisit and renew the flames. But first, he and The Wolf break down the recent news LeSean McCoy has been released. What does this mean for Devin Singletary, Frank Gore, and ideal McCoy landing spots to resurrect his value.
Then, he and The Wolf look back at their previous bold predictions, adding evidence that either confirms or changes the outlook. Hear their thoughts on Kyler Murray, Dalvin Cook, DeAndre Hopkins, Le’Veon Bell, Chris Godwin and so many more.
Then, the boys make 10 bold predictions -- 1 for each position, and a Hail Mary at the end. Find out their revamped Bold Takes, including:
- Sam Darnold Wentzian Sophomore potential
Deshaun Watson’s No.1 QB upside
- Matt Breida’s shot at 1200 yards and unseating Tevin Coleman
- Devin Singletary’s potential to be a Top-24 RB
- Tyler Lockett’s Top-7 WR Upside
- Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both finishing as WR1s
- Zach Ertz’s fall from the Top-Three, and who will join instead (hint: NOT OJ Howard)
- TJ Hockenson’s shot at a huge Rookie Year impact.
This is must-listen material on many under-the-radar players as you head into 2019 Drafts and the season. Tune in now!
These two positions aren't the flashiest of the bunch. However, if you can find the 2019 Patrick Mahomes or the next George Kittle, it's a position that can transcend your lineup and turn your team into a championship contender.
The RSJ boys came together to address some of the most “Burning Questions” at the two positions. They debate who will be the undervalued league winners at each spot, which sleepers could change your season, and much, much more.
Tune in and dominate the rest of your leaguemates at these two positions that can change your entire fantasy future in 2019.
After letting Andrew Luck’s retirement settle-in, The Wolf hosts Joe Hopkins, Indy Native & Colts Blue Zone Podcast produce, to pick up the fantasy pieces. Joe also has some questions preparing for his 2019 Fantasy Football hometown draft, leading to some excellent fantasy chat.
In the process, we cover:
-Who is Jacoby Brissett, and does he bring any fantasy upside?
-What can we expect from TY Hilton without Luck, and could it be better this time around?
-What two stats should leave owners excited, and then also nervous, about Marlon Mack?
-Are either Eric Ebron or Jack Doyle fantasy viable?
-Who’s the No.2 WR here, and what are the outlooks of Devin Funchess, Parris Campbell, and Deon Cain?
Plus, in his fantasy inquisition, Joe unpacks the following with The Wolf:
-James Conner vs. Joe Mixon as the ideal late-first RB
- Chris Carson vs. David Montgomery vs. Kerryon Johnson in the third?
- CJ Anderson’s sneaky appeal
-Handcuffs worth owning, and where to take the big names like Tony Pollard, Darwin Thompson, and Alex Mattison
-Tyler Lockett vs Chris Godwin for Breakout WR of 2019
-Tight End previews of OJ Howard, Hunter Henry, Jared Cook and Vance McDonald
This is can’t-miss audio for fantasy and Colts fans alike!
The Wolf welcomes on Pete Davidson (@Rotobahn), founder of Rotobahn.com and host of WEEI Boston Sports Radio’s Fantasy Football show. After hosting many great “advanced analytical” minds, Davidson brings an entirely different, “film-based” approach. Due to previous work as a professional scout, Pete is a master at evaluating players’ abilities and how they fit into different offensive schemes and with their teammates. Though this may be one of our longest pods ever, it’s completely jam-packed with equal amounts of player reports and different fantasy strategies that can’t be missed, including:
Plus, as always, we run Pete through the “No Huddle” offense and find out who he’d take at No.1 overall, his feelings on Todd Gurley, the biggest bargains and busts in fantasy for 2019, and this year’s late round pick that could win leagues.
This was one of my favorite recordings ever, and I hope you guys enjoy Pete’s in-depth takes as much as me.
The Wolf goes through all the Fantasy Football Risers, Fallers, and new Penny Stock Sleepers who emerged from Preseason Week 3, also known as "The Dress Rehearsal." Considering Andrew Luck retired and Lamar Miller tore his ACL all in one night, this is as important as they come.
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Ian Hartitz, newly of Rotoworld and formerly of Fantasy Labs, is our third Fantasy Wolf of 2019.
Find out how he entered the fantasy arena and rose through the ranks, and how he gains his edge. Then, the boys share their love for a trio of explosive and underpriced WRs in Will Fuller, Tyler Lockett, and Curtis Samuel, and why all three could be season-winners at their respective prices. Then, we get a little debate going over Jared Cook (Wolf Higher), Allen Robinson (Ian Higher), and David Montgomery (Wolf Higher), before running Hartitz through the “No-Huddle.” Find out who he’d take first overall, who he considers the best breakouts and busts at each position, the next elite TE, and possibly the two funniest last place punishments The Wolf has ever heard.
If you know anything about the Roto Street Journal, no position is more important for fantasy football than running backs. But a solid and deep wide receiver core is key to taking home a championship.
But WRs are also the deepest position this season. Which is why it's not only important to know the Alpha WR1s, but it's also crucial to know the Penny Stocks and late-round dart throws who could win you your league.
Tune in now and get primed up on the most important position to winning that title.
*Be sure to check out Episode 98 to listen to our RSJ Staff WR Roundtable
No position is deeper for fantasy football than the wide receiver position. An alpha WR1 and a bevy of target hogs will help ascend your workhorse-laden team into a championship contender.
The RSJ boys came together to address some of the most “Burning Questions” at the position. Who's your No. 1 wideout? Who belongs at the top of the most difficult tiers to sort? And what late round sleepers could win titles?
Tune in and dominate the rest of your leaguemates at this deep position.
Eliot Crist (@EliotCrist) of The QuantEdge joins The Wolf for another can’t-miss fantasy football advice interview. Crist and the TQE are constantly unveiling new stats to help fantasy gamers gain an edge, and he shares some of the most important stats and fantasy football strategies he uses to gain an edge.
Then, we discuss our love for Chris Carson and Julian Edelman, and why we’d both take them a round or two higher than their current prices. Plus, we share why we’re both fading Kenny Golladay in 2019.
Then, Eliot and The Wolf engage in some debates over Damien Williams (Crist is higher), Allen Robinson (Crist is higher), and Todd Gurley (Wolf is higher).
We then run Eliot through the “Fantasy Football No Huddle,” where he gives you his rapid-fire takes on crucial questions such as:
- Who Eliot would take at No.1 overall?
- Who are his biggest bargains and busts for 2019?
- How he’s approaching the holdout RBs?
- What three players could be this year’s late-round exploder?
Find out all this in a jam-packed 30 minutes now!
The Fantasy Football Monday Market Report is LIVE, every Monday at 7:00 PM EST (on Facebook Live) to capture all the week’s risers, fallers, and emerging “Penny Stock” sleepers.
Our second-ever Fantasy Football Preseason Market Check is back!
The Wolf will tell you all the Risers, Fallers, and new Sleepers you need to know after a CRAZY second week of the preseason.
From Josh Gordon, to Curtis Samuel, to Darwin Thompson, we've got every single player you need to know about.
PFF Senior Writer Scott Barrett, aka the “proprietor of the dank stats,” joins the Fantasy Fullback Dive for a fantastic Fantasy Wolves Advice session.
First, the boys sing the praises of Tyler Lockett, Austin Ekeler, and Vance McDonald together, before moving into debates that include:
- Jared Goff vs. Lamar Jackson
- David Montgomery vs. Josh Jacobs & Miles Sanders as the top-rookie RB
- Sammy Watkins vs. Christian Kirk
- Former LSU RBs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice’s 2019 outlook.
We wrap up by running Barrett through our “Fantasy No Huddle” where he rapid-fires through 2019’s crucial questions.
- Who would Scott take at No.1 overall?
- What’s his take on Todd Gurley?
- Who are his biggest bargains and busts for 2019?
- What one player could be this year’s late-round exploder?
- Worst punishment he’s ever had?
And so much more. This is a can’t miss interview for anyone craving a statistical fantasy football edge in 2019!
No position is more important for fantasy football than running backs -- a stable of three down workhorses is often the key to the championship.
But RBs are also the most volatile and tough to project position. That’s why we open our Position Previews with the horses. First, The Wolf does a solo “Rankings Rundown” of his Top-50 RBs (live every Weds @ 6:30EST on Facebook). Find out how he tiers and ranks his RBs, and where he would approach each in his in-depth breakdown.
Then, the RSJ boys come together to address some of the most “Burning Questions” at the positon. Who should go 1 overall? To Gurley or Not To Gurley? How should you approach the holdout megastars? Who belongs at the top of the most difficult tiers to sort? And what late round sleepers could win titles?
Tune in now and get primed up on the most important position to winning that title.
The Fantasy Football Monday Market Report is LIVE, every Monday at 7:00 PM EST to capture all the week’s risers, fallers, and emerging “Penny Stock” sleepers.
The Wolf will cover all the important news, including Duke Johnson’s trade to the Texans, the mystery of Antonio Brown, and Jerick McKinnon’s injury, before moving on to all of Week 1’s Preseason Action. Learn about the players who gained and lost value, and those who’ve come out of nowhere, including:
-David Montgomery’s strong NFL debut
-The Chargers backfield in Melvin Gordon’s absence
-The Browns and Bucs Offenses under new head coaches
-Kyler Murray’s first NFL action
-Latavius Murray’s encouraging fit with the Saints
-Damien Williams concerning committee role
-Dante Pettis’ sliding value
-Keke Coutee’s latest ankle injury
Plus plenty of “Penny Stock” sleepers including Tony Pollard, Jamison Crowder, Devin Singletary, Darwin Thompson, Preston Williams, James Washington, Jaylen Samuels and the impressive 49ers Rookies (Deebo Samuels and Jaylen Hurd).
This is another jam-packed episode that’ll keep you on top of the busy Preseason. Get your crash course on these 20+ players now!
On the eve of Preseason Action kicking off, The Wolf covers all the players who have seen their fantasy football value rise, fall, or have gotten hurt. Find out who's making major moves - for better or worse - in the Fantasy Football Rankings. This extensive breakdown includes analysis on OVER 20 players, including:
-Kerryon Johnson’s receiving upside with Theo Riddick removed
-How Todd Gurley looks in early camp
-Why Dede Westrbook, Curtis Samuel, DeSean Jackson are now all high-upside WR3s you can get for cheap
-What makes Royce Freeman, Kalen Ballage, KeeSean Johnson, John Brown viable “Penny Stocks”?
-Ezekiel Elliott’s current value amidst his holdout
-Phillip Lindsay’s status in a more crowded Broncos Backfield mess
-AJ Green’s paper-mache body and where to draft him now
-Kenyan Drake’s murkier outlook… but why upside still exists
-The laughable Giants WRs corps after Golden Tate’s four-game suspension
-Early Rookie WRs outlooks for N’Keal Harry, Andy Isabella, and Hakeem Butler (and the sleepers who may outperform them)
-The latest on Andrew Luck’s calf and why this is a concern
-Antonio Brown’s feet and where to take him
-Why Damien Williams hamstring could be a bigger deal than we’d hope
-If Derrick Henry’s walking boot should concern you at all
-What Sterling Shepard’s thumb injury means
Plus, The Wolf answered live questions throughout in an open Mail Bag format. Clearly, this episode did not mess around, with as much packed into an hour as humanly possible. Tune-in as a pregame to tonight’s Preseason Kickoff and get all caught up on the Summer’s Fantasy Risers and Fallers now!
*Note* Lamar Miller was traded the day after this was recorded. Disregard any positive praise I gave that slug
Fantasy Football is a stock market (hence our “RSJ” name), and The Wolf and Truth are here to bring you the biggest Risers and Fallers from a wild 2019 Offseason. Find out the nominees for Offseason MVPs (Risers) and LVPs (Fallers), and who ultimately took home the hardware for gaining or losing the most fantasy value. Plus, we discuss Theo Riddick’s release and the huge fantasy implications this has for Kerryon Johnson.
In a jam-packed episode, you’ll hear:
- Why Carson Wentz, Josh Allen, and Jameis Winston all rose in fantasy… but couldn’t beat out who?
- Despite gaining tons of fantasy value, Dalvin Cook, Marlon Mack, Damien Williams and Devonta Freeman still didn’t rise as high as...?
- Chris Godwin, Odell Beckham, Dede Westbrook, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling all skyrocketed in the fantasy rankings, but not quite as high as which two WR Co-MVPs?
- Evan Engram and Vance McDonald’s fantasy outlooks improved dramatically this offseason, but not as much as...?
- Which two future HOF QBs are no longer quite as sexy in fantasy
- Who lost even more value than Derrius Guice and the 49ers RBs this offseason?
- Which WR fell harder than Golden Tate and Antonio Brown
- Which TE Breakout from 2018 is due for serious regression?
Find all these crucial answers out and more as Training Camps continue heating up!
Adam Schefter (yes, the real ESPN one) joined the Fantasy Fullback Dive to preview some of Training Camp’s most important Fantasy Football Storylines. We tapped into “the NFL’s most connected man” and his all-reaching access to get the latest on:
- Melvin Gordon’s holdout and how the backfield would unfold if he does miss time
- Todd Gurley’s knee, and Sean McVay’s feelings toward Darrell Henderson
- The Air Raid offense and his expectations for Kyler Murray & Kliff Kingsbury in Year One
- Tom Brady’s contract and if his first ever “contract year” will impact him in 2019
- If medically-cleared Jay Ajayi is getting any calls yet
Plus, we run Schefter through our “No-Huddle” offense to find out who he’d take No.1 overall, Fantasy’s Top-WR, the next big TE, and his favorite breakout candidates. Most importantly, we dig into Adam’s odd sleeping habits, and discover if he and the other ESPN Insiders ever make fantasy moves before they actually break the news.
Between the highest-possible intel, to some entertaining stories, Schefter’s interview was amazing, can’t miss audio.
Everyone loves a bargain, and no discount feels better than getting the right fantasy guy, at the right price, over your sheep leaguemates. Thus, The Wolf and Truth are here with the 10 Best Fantasy Football Bargains entering training camp. These are the guys we think will bring far more value than the price you’ll pay, helping your team dominate in 2019. Before, we cover the latest on Melvin Gordon’s holdout and Tyreek Hill’s status.
While loading up your 2019 Fantasy Football Bargain list, you’ll hear:
This is a jam-packed episode filled with all the names that’ll make you a genius come draft day, so don’t miss out!
The Roto Street Journal guys get together for the first fantasy round table of the season. They talk about Melvin Gordon, Aaron Jones, the Texans backfield (and some others), Kyler Murray and the Air Raid offense, and a lot more.
Three new Offensive Coordinators are going hugely under the radar because they’re on “unsexy” teams (DEN, BAL, DAL), but the Fantasy Football implications could be huge. Thus, The Wolf and Truth return to break down what new schemes Rich Scangarello, Kellen Moore, and Greg Roman will be bringing to the Broncos, Cowboys, and Ravens respectively. Plus, Tyreek Hill may only miss “a maximum of 4 games,” which is ENORMOUS for fantasy.
- What will the next “Shanahan” scheme look like, and what does it mean for Philip Lindsay and Noah Fant?
- How could Kellen Moore invigorate the Cowboys, especially Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott?
- What does Greg Roman and his run-heavy offense mean for Mark Ingram and Lamar Jackson?
- Plus first, we cover the recent Tyreek Hill suspension updates, and what a shorter absence means for his own value plus Patrick Mahomes, Sammy Watkins, and Mecole Hardman.
This is the type of content few others cover, so don’t miss the invaluable nuggets that could change your fantasy season.
Picking up the heat from Part 1 of our Bold Fantasy Football Predictions series, The Wolf and Sami are back to bring some Running Back and Tight End fire. We cover a ton, including a variety of coaching changes that could positively and negatively impact RBs, as well as potential breakout candidates at a usually barren Tight End position. In the process, we cover:
- Le’Veon Bell’s Outlook on the Jets, and why Sami is avoiding him
- Dalvin Cook’s 2,000 yard upside
- Our polarizing feelings towards Kerryon Johnson… leading to an epic Steak Dinner Side Bet between him versus Derrick Henry
- The RBs going beyond Round 10 that could be top-12 by season’s end, with an overview on handcuffing
- OJ Howard’s chances at breaking into the elusive Top-Three (Kelce, Ertz, Kittle)
- The Rookie who’ll buck the usual first-year TE struggles and dominate right away
- A bonus argument on Jimmy Graham
Running Backs are usually the difference between a title and shame, and an edge-gaining Tight End can often be the final push. Find out who The Wolf and Sami think you need to target and avoid in this jam-packed Bold Fantasy Football Predictions Part 2.
Hallelujah, Training Camp is on the horizon! To usher it in, The Wolf brings you his Bold 2019 Fantasy Football Predictions Predictions featuring Sami of the Draft Room Podcast (@DraftRoomPod).
Though we wanted to hit Bold Predictions for all positions, we only managed to squeeze in QBs and WRs for Part 1… partly because of our loaded analysis, but mainly because things got heated quick. These predictions range from guys we are All-In or All-Out on, with The Wolf and Sami sharing some feelings… and disagreeing on a bunch more. Whether building on one another’s points or debating furiously, we cover a range of topics including:
-Why both feel Kyler Murray has a limitless ceiling and is THE late-round QB to target
-Why Sami is out on Drew Brees and if The Wolf agrees
-What two QBs going outside the Top 20 could finish within the Top-10?
-Just how many yards does The Wolf expect Baker Mayfield to throw for?
-Will Stefon Diggs finally outscore Adam Thielen?
-Which WR going outside the Top 150 overall does The Wolf see as a Top-25 upside play?
-Which “Fantasy Darlings” is The Wolf completely out on, especially at their absurd prices?
-Wait… DeAndre Hopkins NOT a Top 4 WR? Can Sami really make this case?
This episode is completely loaded with information and entertainment, so don’t miss it!
The Bucs have been brimming with offensive talent and fantasy football upside for years now… and new HC Bruce Arians might just be the man to unlock it all. Trevor Sikkema (TampaBayTre) of the Pewter Report joins The Wolf to break down all the must-know fantasy takeaways, including:
- What type of play-calling and scheme can we expect from Arians?
- Will he unlock Jameis Winston’s true ceiling?
- Where will the 229 vacated targets from Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson go?
- Will Chris Godwin truly catch 100 balls, and is Mike Evans going to finally string together back-to-back dominant seasons?
- Just how huge of a stat line could OJ Howard have (seriously...bold)?
- And is Peyton Barber the most undervalued RB in fantasy… and possibly the league?
All this, and so many more scorching takes from Sikkema, make this a must-listen for all Bucs and Fantasy Fans.
*Note - this was recorded pre-draft, but with the Bucs spending only a sixth rounder on offensive talent, almost nothing has changed
Between my No.1 overall pick, arguably my favorite value-QB, and a potential No.1 WR, the Dallas Cowboys boast plenty of fantasy intrigue. This is especially true with new OC Kellen Moore taking over play-calling duties.
To understand what Moore’s addition means for Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and all other potential fantasy products, we invite on SBNation’s Cowboys Insider RJ Ochoa. In this can’t-miss interview for fantasy and Cowboys fans alike, we cover:
- What innovations Kellen Moore could bring to the table as a first-time play-caller
- How Ezekiel Elliott could fare in this new offense… and why his stats may take a hit
- If Amari Cooper can finally stay consistent
- Why Dak Prescott will thrive under Moore and is fantasy’s top value QB right now
- What the newly-added Randall Cobb can add.. And if he’s a better fantasy option than Michael Gallup
- Season predictions for the Cowboys, and why we should approach 2019 with caution in addition to optimism
As always, Ochoa brings incredible Cowboys insight on some of fantasy’s most important pieces. Tune in now!
The RSJ Crew has wrapped up our first Fantasy Football Draft of 2019, and The Wolf and Truth are here with the 9 crucial takeaways that you NEED to know. From tier drop-offs, to the must-know strategies for 2019, to specific players you need to target or avoid, this podcast is loaded, including takes on:
This podcast is the perfect way to kickoff your summer research with tons of in-depth, holistic takes. You can’t miss this one.
The Patriots are always buzzy because.. Well, they’re the Patriots. But even moreso, this offseason has been wild, with huge departures and additions that all carry massive fantasy weight. To break it all down, we welcome on WEEI’s Ryan Hannable for a Dive Record fifth time. We cover all the burning questions, including:
- What does N’Keal Harry bring to the table, and is he worth the No.1 overall Dynasty selections so many peg him for?
- Will any of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ben Watson, or Matt Lacosse carve out a meaningful fantasy role?
- How about any of this new WRs trio of Demaryius Thomas, Dontrelle Inman, and Maurice Harris?
- Can Julian Edelman carry his dominant playoffs stretch run into the regular season… and put together a career year?
- What’s the state of Sony Michel and this backfield after the addition of Damien Harris? - What’s Harris’ potential role here?
- Is James White hurt at all by the move?
- Is Tom “God” Brady set for a statistical uptick or dreaded downtick at age 42… or should we expect more of the same from Our Savior?
- Will the Patriots take the AFC Championship again (and are the Browns for real?)
We wouldn’t have Hannable on a record five-times if he wasn’t pure gold, and this might be our best interview yet. Patriots and fantasy fans alike - this one is a can’t miss.
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S781kcmlkeo&t
The boys are sullen after a horrendous end to Game of Thrones, so we pour our pessimism into fantasy football by looking at the Biggest 2019 Fantasy Football Losers from the NFL Draft. Though this episode is mostly veteran-centric, we open with two of the highest-graded rookie talents who landed in absolute nightmare homes in new Ravens WR Marquise Brown and Titans WR AJ Brown. Find out why The Wolf is so low on these two for 2019, as well as scorching takes on:
-How Sony Michel’s stock is plummeting stock with the Patriots returning to their usual committee shenanigans
-The many red flags raised around Derrius Guice, including the greatest of all in the 2019 Draft
-Why Todd Gurley is even a riskier first round bet… and the sneaky major role Darrell Henderson is pegged for
-Why Corey Davis is the most overrated player in fantasy football
-In case you needed more reasons to avoid Jordan Howard, Mike Davis, and LeSean McCoy… we have them.
-Who could steal the invaluable “Steelers RB Handcuff” role?
Plus, we begrudgingly break down the whimpering end of Game of Thrones. Sure, discussing “losers” isn’t glorifying, but these insights can help you steer clear of some major pitfalls your sleeping sheep opponents may miss. Be sure to tune in and let us pave your path to titletown!
Though rookies usually get all the attention after the NFL Draft, the fantasy football impacts are often even greater for the veterans. Whether a new addition, like a beefy lineman, boosts a player’s “Surrounding Talent” scores, or a lack of a major move improves a veteran’s “Usage” outlook, a handful of players always emerge with vastly improve fantasy football outlooks.
The 2019 NFL Draft was no different, and The Wolf and Truth are here to break down the 11 Biggest Fantasy Football Risers, including fire takes on:
The Fantasy Football Stock Market is finally settling, and you can’t miss the Veteran Risers who you should now be targeting.
The 49ers were among 2018’s most disappointing teams, yet they still boast plenty of fantasy football intrigue in 2019. To break down San Francisco’s fantasy products, we welcome on Grant Cohn (@GrantCohn), 49ers Insider for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, for the third time. Per usual, his takes are bold and scorching, and could again benefit fantasy owners huge. These include:
Cohn again brings the heat, and this 49ers Preview is must-listen material for fans of the team or fantasy.
The Arizona Cardinals made one thing clear during the 2019 NFL Draft: they are ALL in on Kliff Kingsbury and his Air Raid Offense. This scheme has been a points factory in college for years, and we bring on Washington State coach Drew Hollingshead to go deeper than ever before.
Hollingshead, who played under Kingsbury at Houston and now coaches with Mike “Air Raid Godfather” Leach at WSU, can anticipate Kingsbury’s innovation as well as anybody. The Wolf of RSJ picks his brain for nuggets on this schemes staples, Kingsbury’s trends, how this newly stacked weapons cabinet all fit in.
In this exclusive interview, you’ll learn:
-The philosophy and core staples of the Air Raid Offense
-If Kingsbury will be truly “All-In on the Air Raid”
-Why Kyler Murray went No.1 Overall, and why he’s perfect for Kingsbury’s attack
-How both the veterans (Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk) and new additions (Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler) will all be used… and who should rack up the best numbers
-Why past fantasy megastar David Johnson could return to his dominant RB1 workhorse ways as Kingsbury’s offensive centerpiece
-If the line will lock down the Air Raid’s sky-high potential
Air Raid access doesn’t get more “insider” than Hollingshead. Any football fan -- college, NFL, and especially fantasy -- should go inside on this exclusive episode of “On the Fantasy Beat.”
With the 2019 NFL Draft in the rearview, The Draft Network’s Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) returns to breakdown the Fantasy Football Fits of all the top prospects.
Between Sikkema’s knowledge on each player and their skillsets, and The Wolf’s insight on the coaching schemes, the two cover all the top fantasy impact players, including:
- Kyler Murray and his new weapons cabinet in the Arizona Air Raid
- Josh Jacobs’ workhorse upside, especially with Isaiah Crowell’s Achilles tear
- David Montgomery’s three-down potential… or if Tarik Cohen will keep him capped
- Miles Sanders and the chance he bucks Doug Pederson’s committee trends
- What Darrell Henderson signals for Todd Gurley, and just how valuable of a handcuff he could be
- DK Metcalf’s surprising fall, and his value with the Seahawks
- N’Keal Harry and the fantasy dreamboat situation he’s landed in with the Patriots
- Parris Campbell and why he’ll tear the field to shreds with the Colts
- Which Iowa TE will score more as a rookie: TJ Hockenson or Noah Fant?
- Sikkema’s favorite sleepers
Clearly, this episode is as loaded as they come. Hear Sikkema’s invaluable insight into the draft’s biggest names and follow his lead block to 2019 Fantasy Paydirt
The 2019 NFL Draft has come and gone, sending seismic waves through the Fantasy Football Universe. Next week, we’ll breakdown all the Draft-Day Impacts on NFL Veterans. But today this is all about the rookies.
Unlike most rookie-centric shows that analyze from a dynasty lens, The Fantasy Fullback Dive is all about Redraft. Thus, we go through The Wolf’s Top 10 Rookie Rankings of 2019, analyzing the players and landing spots that will be most impactful this season, and not future years. In the process, we cover:
Josh Jacobs and David Montgomery’s outlooks as likely three-down horses with the Raiders and Bears respectively.
N’Keal Harry’s fit with the WR-needy Patriots, and why Kyler Murray could be a Day One Fantasy Force in Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid.
How DK Metcalf’s insane physical gifts will be maximized with Russel Wilson and the Seahawks
How Miles Sanders may be talented enough to buck the Eagles committee trends.
Can Mecole Hardman fill the Tyreek Hill role in Kansas City, and just how high is Parris Campbell’s upside with the Colts?
Plus, why is Darrell Henderson the best handcuff in all of fantasy football, and could TJ Hockenson really be the “Next Gronk?”
All this, plus a little GoT banter at the end, make this a can’t miss lead-block towards your 2019 Fantasy Football title.
The NFL Draft is only days away, and the Fantasy Football fallout is always massive. To get you primed and ready, we bring on Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) of The Draft Network (@DraftNetworkLLC).
We start with the QBs, discussing Kyler Murray and what he’ll bring to the Cardinals… I mean, wherever he lands.. And preview the rest of this weak overall class. Then, Trevor breaks down the always fantasy-relevant rookie RBs, analyzing what Josh Jacobs brings to the table, and what names to monitor after him, including this year’s “Alvin Kamara” style sleeper. Plus, is DK Metcalf for real? Who’s atop Sikkema’s rookie WR board, and what “slot sleepers” could dominate right from the start? And is this the greatest TE class in history… and who’s the preferred option between Iowa teammates TJ Hockenson and Noah Fant? Find out all this, plus Sikkema’s biggest draft day sleeper and boldest predictions, in this can’t-miss interview.
Here at The Fullback Dive, we’re not going to wait until August to go “All-In” for our fantasy football predictions. Just like with Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill last January, there’s a handful of players we feel so strongly about, we’re willing shoving all the chips in already.
Some names, like Baker Mayfield, Dalvin Cook, and OJ Howard won’t surprise long-term listeners. But what other QB can you draft as your backup, but receive serious Top-Five upside from? Which four breakout WRs will The Wolf own in every single league? Which backfield is going to yield a Top-7 RB, but only cost you a mid and late round pick? And which two 100+ ADP Tight Ends could be this year’s George Kittle?
All this, plus a breakdown of the massive fantasy implications of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement and Jared Cook’s move to the Saints, make this an absolute must-listen.
We always compare Fantasy Football to a Stock Market, and that’s never more apparent than Free Agency. Fantasy Football Values are now all over the place after a crazy 2019 NFL Free Agency. We open with Fantasy Risers, discussing the Tampa Bay receiving corps with massive vacated volume, Mark Ingram’s value now as a Raven, Latavius Murray’s surging upside in New Orleans, and Josh Allen’s Year 2 Upside, along with some other Honorable Mentions.
Then, we turn to some Free Agency Fantasy Fallers. Are people overlooking Carlos Hyde’s impact on Damien Williams? What should we make of the three-headed nightmare San Fran is becoming now that Tevin Coleman has arrived? Is Derrius Guice still set to “never leave the field” with the corpse of AP returning? Plus, why are Golden Tate, Gus Edwards, LeSean McCoy, and Tyrell Williams all falling in our eyes?
Last but not least, we hit the Fantasy Penny Stocks. What should we make of Mike Davis in Chicago? Can Donte Moncrief ever realize his true ceiling? Who will be Case Keenum’s next “Slot Slut”? Plus, some rapid-fire takes on Devin Funchess, Breshad Perriman, Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington bring an All-Time Podcast home. You won’t find a more jam-packed, bold Fantasy Free Agency Breakdown than this, so follow this crucial offseason lead block to the promised land.
Odell Beckham, Antonio Brown, and Le’Veon Bell, Oh My! In less than a week, all three of these fantasy football megastars have found new homes, and the implications are massive -- both for themselves, their new teammates, and the ones they leave behind.
What’s Beckham’s new value catching passes from Baker Mayfield instead of Eli Manning? How explosive can this team be, and what’s Mayfield’s value after all this? What happens to Saquon Barkley and the Giants now?
And how about Antonio Brown now in Oakland -- is his value ruined? Why could he be the same fantasy megastar we’ve loved under Jon Gruden? Who would we rather have -- JuJu Smith Schuster or AB? Who else could gobble up the massive Air Yards now available in Pittsburgh?
Lastly - Le’Veon Bell is now on the Jets. What is his value in this new home? Is there actually some sneaky upside with Adam Gase calling the shots, even after the horrible Dolphins’ backfields these last few years? Could the Jets be building a sneaky juggernaut?
All this and more on a can’t miss episode about some of 2019’s most important fantasy talents and their new homes.
2019 NFL Free Agency opens up on March 13th, so The Wolf and Truth are here to preview everything you must know fantasy-wise. We open by previewing the top “Value Holes,” aka depth chart openings, that’ll bring massive fantasy value to the players who fill them. From the Chiefs, Bucs, and Texans backfields, to the 49ers, Browns, and Colts WRs, find out where players could land for massive fantasy value.
Then, we rank the most important Free Agents available. From Le’Veon Bell, to Golden Tate, all the way down to Tyrell Williams and Adrian Peterson, we tier and run through 15 names that could carry massive fantasy value depending on their landing spots. Find out their rumored landing spots and ideal fits, and get full ready for March 13th, with the Ultimate Free Agency Fantasy Preview now!
While most 2019 NFL Combine breakdowns will laser in on the rookie performances, true fantasy football fans know the true value lies in the coach and GM interviews. Thus, The Wolf and Truth return to breakdown the meaningful “Combine Coachspeak.” Wolf has sifted through over 40 interview transcripts to find the 16 nuggets that will truly matter in 2019. This jam-packed fantasy football podcast covers all you need to know.
Why are Marlon Mack, Robby Anderson, David Johnson, Gus Edwards, Dante Pettis, and Damien Williams rifling up The Wolf’s Big Board? Which huge-upside RBs may have their ceilings capped by inexplicable committees? Plus, why do Chris Herndon, Christian Kirk, Elijah McGuire, Ito Smith, and maybe even *puke* Peyton Barber drip in Penny Stock upside?
All these must-know answers, plus a loaded breakdown on Kyler Murray and Nick Foles rumors, make this a must-listen for all fantasy football and NFL fans.
Punctuated by the Cardinals hire of Kliff Kingsbury, the “Air Raid” offense is slowly but surely making its way into the NFL. To teach fantasy football owners all they need to know about this high-powered attack, we host Washington State University quality control coach Drew Hollingshead (@WSUCoachDrew). Coach Drew been learning under “Air Raid Guru” Mike Leach for years now, and even played for Kingsbury in Houston. Simply put - he knows the Air Raid better than nearly everyone.
First, we paint the general picture: what are the staples of this Air Raid attack? How are the different weapons used, and what does an offense need to succeed? Why has it been so slow to transition to the NFL, and will it work at this level? Is it here to stay?
Then, we dig into Kingsbury and the Cardinals specifically. Will this offense actually help David Johnson? Can Larry Fitzgerald still get it done, or is Christian Kirk the better bet? Plus, will Todd Monken continue to bomb the NFL in Cleveland, and what does this mean for Baker Mayfield?
This is as close to the inside of an Air Raid attack you can get, so gain an edge few in fantasy football will have! Hollingshead is fantastic, and this interview is crucial for all NFL fans wanting to learn more about the newest attack they’ll see for years to come.
The NFL Coaching Carousel has sent Fantasy Football Values all over the place. The Wolf and Truth are here to bring you the Eight Biggest Winners who are now set to explode in 2019, including:
As if this loaded segment wasn’t enough, the boys also break down the Burning 2019 Fantasy Questions Raised by the NFL Playoffs, including must-listen takes around Todd Gurley, Damien Williams, Sony Michel, Julian Edelman and the entire Patriots offense.
Of course, with new breaking that Kareem Hunt is joining the Browns, we take a look at his and Nick Chubb’s values and speculate on their 2019 ADPs and fantasy fortunes. We also breakdown the importance of Kyler Murray declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, and where we want to see him land.
And in the most pressing issue, we wrap up with a question on everyone’s mind: would you rather elbow drop a sleeping but angry Aaron Donald, or a ferocious mountain lion?
Between the invaluable insight and entertainment, this might be the best Fullback Dive yet. Don’t be a Sheep and miss it. Be a Wolf and devour.
We take a slight detour from paving your path to Fantasy Football glory to preview Super Bowl 53… specifically, through Prop Bets. Come fatten those wallets and learn all the props you need to hammer. Which Rob Gronkowski, Todd Gurley, and other player props are no-brainers? What can we expect from Gladys “Empress of Soul” Knight? Who’s leaving Super Bowl 53 as MVP… and who will they thank to begin their speech? And what song is a lock to open Maroon 5’s Halftime performance? With these crucial answers and so much more, Fullback Dive No.6 is the perfect way to spice up the Big Game, and achieve financial freedom for life.
Featuring RSJ mainstays: The Wolf, The Truth, Cjay, Jimbo Slice, and Keegs
The 2019 NFL Coaching Carousel is spinning wildly, and the Packers made the first move by hiring Matt LaFleur. The Wolf is of course here with the most extensive breakdown of all the fantasy football implications that you can find (article here). From LaFleur’s history being groomed under Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan, to his Offensive Scheme and Philosophy, to how all the exciting weapons here fit, you won’t find more well-informed LaFleur analysis out there.
How will Aaron Rodgers fare with his first new playcaller since Mike McCarthy? Does he truly have No.1 QB upside? Why is Aaron Jones set to explode? Can Davante Adams repeat as Fantasy’s No.1 WR? Which sleepers could explode under LaFleur’s direction? With so much offensive firepower in Green Bay, and LaFleur’s impressive coaching roots, this hire could easily be 2019’s most important for fantasy football owners. Find out all you need to know now about the NFL’s newest HC.
Following the best Championship Sunday in NFL history, The Wolf and Truth return to recap what you truly care about… our first Fantasy Football Mock Draft of 2019. After cruising through Rounds 1 and 2 in Episode 3, we burn through the remainder of the draft, digging in deepest from Rounds 3-6. Who did The Wolf consider the best picks and values? Which late round steals could explode… and who’s Wolf’s early candidate for 2019’s Pat Mahomes?! Which choices sickened him? What overall positional drop-offs can you already expect, and what might be some early ideal Draft Strategies to consider? The answers to all these, and so many more scorching takes around Aaron Jones, Derrick Henry, George Kittle, Phillip Lindsay, Hunter Henry and so much more.
Plus, we dig into all the Championship Weekend action, breakdown Larry Fitzgerald and Kareem Hunt news, and so much more. The path to 2019 Titles is already being paved, so don’t miss out on any Fantasy Fullback Dives.
Though the Fantasy Sheep may be resting, the Wolves at the Fullback Dive Fantasy Football Podcast know every edge matters… including Fantasy Mock Drafts in January. We’re fresh off our staff’s first 2019 Mock -- a 12-team, Half-PPR league The Wolf and Truth are here to breakdown the first two rounds. From tier and trend analysis, to individual reaches and steals, we cover tons in a jam-packed 40 minutes, including:
-- Who’s worthy of No.1 overall consideration… and who should go?
-- What WR should be the first off the board, and who’s in the “Elite Target Hog” tier?
-- Is the edge of Travis Kelce worthy of a first rounder?
--When is it times to take the Pat Mahomes plunge, and does he shatter the typical “Wait on a QB” mold?
--Which second-rounder is most likely to be 2019’s Christian McCaffrey, and who’s going to flop and ruin fantasy seasons?
Plus, we also fire through the 2019 NFL Coaching Carousel moves so far. Though we’ll go in far more depth on each individual throughout the offseason, we let you know who’s been hired, which moves we’re loving, and which moves leave us scratching our heads. We also give our predictions for the Divisional Rounds, and who you can expect to see fighting it out in the AFC and NFC championship games. It may be early, but we’ll never stop paving your path to 2019 titles… and the work starts now! Don’t miss this loaded episode.
Any true Fantasy Wolf takes a "no days off" approach. Our Wolf flies solo to give you an early peek at his 2019 Fantasy Football Big Board and Rankings. He flies through roughly 75 names in 30 minutes, breaking down his tiers while touching upon some key 2019 offseason storylines to monitor. When should you take Travis Kelce? Why could Alvin Kamara rifle up as high as No.1 come August? Is Damien Williams really a potential Top 15 guy? Which Top-3 WRs are first round no-brainers… and who should be No.1? Who are some must track breakouts this offseason (*cough* Chris Godwin *cough*) All these takes, and so much more crammed into a jam-packed 30 minutes.
4 Must-Watch Fantasy Stories, Coaching Carousel Primer, & Playoff Predictions
Some may say we’ve hit the Fantasy Football Offseason, but, to quote Bill Belichick, there’s “no days off” with the Fantasy Fullback Dive. Thus, we’re already paving your path to 2019 titles with the Ultimate Fantasy Football Offseason Preview. We break down the 4 absolutely massive, must-watch fantasy stories that’ll send earthquakes through the Roto World, including:
-Alvin Kamara’s upside if Mark Ingram leaves in Free Agency
-Just how valuable whoever fills the Chiefs RB opening will be… and where to value Damien Williams if it’s him
-The ideal landing spots for FA Le’Veon Bell
-Antonio Brown’s trade status, and where we want him to go most
Plus, we break down the always-spinning Coaching Carousel: Who’s Fired, Rumored Fill-ins / Scheduled Interviews, and then Rankings the Openings “Fantasy Relevant” jobs out there. Who do we want to see land in Green Bay, Cleveland, and Tampa Bay? Why are the Bengals and Jets sneaky crucial teams to monitor? Should we care about Arizona, Denver, and Miami?
All this, plus a loaded Playoff Predictions segment to start our Season 4 Premiere make this podcast an absolute can’t miss for all you fantasy wolves (addicts)!
The 2018 Fantasy Football Finals are here! Follow the Fantasy Fullback Dive’s audio lead block one last time to ensure you hit fantasy pay dirt and win big. We preview all the injuries and breaking news you need to know going into the week, including:
-James Conner’s status and fill-ins if you missed Jaylen Samuels
-Josh Gordon’s suspension and ideal replacement plans
-Whether you can trust a returning Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon
- How to approach Todd Gurley’s missed practice time
-Cam Newton and Ito Smith’s moves to the IR
-Leonard Fournette’s usability after a down week
-Ideal D/ST streamers thanks to returning corners
-Spencer Ware, Lamar Miller, and Matt Breida
Plus, as always, The Wolf helps you gain lineup clarity by answering a loaded mailbag, and breaking down who he is Higher, Lower, and willing to take a Hail Mary on. Why are Matt Ryan, Dante Pettis, Derrick Henry, and Leonard Fournette must-plays? Can The Wolf justify being 5+ spots lower on Nick Chubb, Ben Roethlisberger, Jarvis Landry, and James White? And, if you’re desperate for some available upside, why are Josh Allen, Robert Foster (again), and Kalen Ballage all worth stabs? All this, plus a jam-packed mailbag featuring huge burning questions on Robby Anderson, Jamaal Williams, Jaylen Samuels, and so many more. Whether you’re just finding us or you’ve followed our blocks all year, this episode cannot be missed for all you title hopefuls
If you somehow survived an absolutely brutal Week 15… congrats!
You’re going to the finals, and The Fantasy Fullback Dive Podcast is going to pave your path to fantasy paydirt one final time. Beforehand, however, Sunday saw plenty of crucial Risers, Fallers, and especially Penny Stocks + Injuries that any championship contenders MUST know. Find out why Derrick Henry, Dalvin Cook, Chris Carson, and Marlon Mack were not only heroes for Week 15, but are set to dominate for you one last time in Week 16 (and what are their values for 2019?!)
Why are all the Eagles falling… except one MUST play for next week? Would you really bench Leonard Fournette and your Rams’ passing game options in Week 16?
Plus, after solid efforts from DaeSean Hamilton, Robert Foster, and Robby Anderson, who would The Wolf target first on the Waiver Wire? And who’s his top choice between new-featured backs Jamaal Williams and Kalen Ballage? All this, and so much more, somehow packed into under 40 minutes!
With fantasy titles on the line, you can’t afford to miss this pulverizing lead block.
Week 15, aka Fantasy’s Final Four. Win, and secure your shot for history and glory. Lose, and you stoop into fantasy depression. Of course, the Fantasy Fullback Dive is here to pave the path of least resistance, and help you find fantasy paydirt. First, we cover must-know injury notes, including Spencer Ware, Tyreek Hill, the Chargers RBs, James Conner, the Ravens QBs, Carson Wentz, and a loaded Rapid Fire. Where does Damien Williams slide into the Week 15 Rankings? Would Justin Jackson be in line for Redemption? Do they rank above Jaylen Samuels?
Plus, as always, The Wolf gives you a positional rundown of the players he is Higher, Lower, and willing to take a Hail Mary on. Why are Tom Brady, Dalvin Cook, Doug Martin, Dante Pettis, and Cameron Brate all on The Wolf’s Start ‘Em list? Is he crazy for being lower on Big Ben Roethlisberger, Sony Michel, and Alshon Jeffery? And would you ever be willing to take a Hail Mary on Kenneth Dixon, Ito Smith, DaeSean Hamilton, Ian Thomas, or… *GASP* Derek Carr?
Last, we tackle our most loaded mail bag ever. Here The Wolf’s takes and rankings of countless of players to help you set your own lineups. There’s no stronger lead block than The Fantasy Fullback Dive, so follow us right into your Championship Game.
The first week of the Fantasy Football Playoffs is done, and hopefully you’re still standing as some crazy fantasy dust settles.
If so, The Wolf and Truth are here on our Fantasy Fullback Dive to help you pick up the pieces with every meaningful takeaway from a crazy Week 14.
Waiver Wire, Injuries, and DST streams make up the most actionable items for the rest of the season, and our agenda is stockpiled with them. Find out which underowned WRs, RBs, + a TE and QB should be rostered down the stretch.
Plus, we break down an often overlooked but absolutely essential late season Waiver Wire Strategy that may just push your team to stardom. We also discuss Playoff Heroes like Amari Cooper & Dak Prescott, George Kittle, and Derrick Henry, and whether or not you can trust them yet again in tougher Week 15 matchups.
Last, we explain why Courtland Sutton should be cut, but Justin Jackson NEEDS to be held, after both come off brutal duds. If you’re moving on to the Semis (or want to mess with the owners who have), you MUST listen to our Week 14 Stock Watch.
The Fantasy Playoffs are here! Don’t enter the battlefield without following the pulverizing audio blocks of The Fantasy Fullback Dive… unless you like an early exit. There’s tons of crucial injury news you NEED to here to prepare, including:
-A shocking season-ender for Emmanuel Sanders
-The new-look Bengals without AJ Green
-A vacant RB hole in Kyle Shanahan’s invaluable zone blocking scheme (and potential RB1 set to explode here)
- Melvin Gordon and Kerryon Johnson’s current health, and why Justin Jackson and LeGarrette Blount are highly intriguing RB2s in their absence
- What DeSean Jackson’s extended absence means for Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin
- The impact a returning Mitch Trubisky would have on Nagy’s aerial circus
As always, we help you through tough lineup decisions with both a jam packed mail bag, and our usual Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary segment. Why does The Wolf have Matt Ryan, Justin Jackson, Adam Humphries, and Jaylen Samuels well above the experts? How come Cam Newton, Lamar Miller, Kenny Golladay, and Trey Burton all fall on The Wolf’s “lower” list? And is The Wolf really going back to the well with Josh Allen and the Ravens RBs as Hail Mary’s? Can Dante Pettis, Bruce Ellington, and Tyrell Williams truly swing games out of the FLEX?
We plow through all the above so you can find fantasy pay dirt, and land safely into your semis. So don’t miss out on a crucial episode of The Fantasy Fullback Dive during the best time of the year!
Week 14 Rankings: http://www.rotostreetjournal.com/2018/12/04/week-14-fantasy-football-rankings-2018-playoffs/
In easily our most rage and expletive filled show yet, The Wolf and Truth purge themselves of awful, playoff-costing fantasy football beats…. And then bring you all the Week 13 Risers, Fallers, and Waiver Wire Penny Stocks you MUST know before your fantasy playoffs. Before the usual rundown, we breakdown all the insane news surrounding Mike McCarthy and Kareem Hunt, and the fantasy implications that come with both. Then...
We dive into Tarik Cohen’s soaring value and record-setting Sunday, and discuss how high he belongs both on Rest of Season and 2019 Big Boards. We break down Philip Lindsay -- 2018’s leading canidate for Waiver Wire Pick Up of the Year -- and yet another massive Sunday. We break down a brutal list of fallers (3 of who personally violated The Truth), including Aaron Jones, David Johnson, and two former QB1s who’ve become essentially unstartable. And for you Waiver Wire Hunters, we’ve got a loaded list of low-owned options who can bolster the squad for a playoff run, including hard-hitting takes on Justin Jackson, Dante Pettis, and the Ravens backfield (behind The Bus). Plus, Sunday saw a James Conner scare, as well as AJ Green and Greg Olsen’s seasons end. Needless to say, the fantasy implications are absolutely massive after a wild Week 13, and you won’t find a podcast that covers it better (or drops more f bombs) than the Fantasy Fullback Dive. Just like James Develin, come plow into the end zone for a season-winner here.
Only one week remains until the Fantasy Football Playoffs, and for many Week 13 is already Do or Die. Thus, you cannot afford to miss the pulverizing lead block of The Fantasy Fullback Dive Fantasy Football podcast!
We start with a jam-packed Trainer’s Room / Stock Watch, tackling news on AJ Green (toe), Leonard Fournette (suspension), Gus “The Bus” Edwards (ankle) & Alex Collins (foot), the banged up Colts weaponry, Mitch Trubisky (shoulder), the state of the Panthers WRs heading into the juiciest possible matchup vs. TB, and Kerryon Johnson (knee).
Then, as always, we run through The Wolf’s Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary picks at each position. Why is he getting all tingly about Philip Rivers, James White, Josh Reynolds and (puke) Kyle Rudolph? What has The Wolf down on Russell Wilson, Adrian Peterson, Alshon Jeffery, Jarvis Landry, and Trey Burton? And is The Wolf nuts for tossing Hail Mary bomb plays like Josh Allen, Ty Montgomery, Curtis Samuel, and Matt LaCosse into lineups?!
We end the podcast with all our loyal Wolfpack’s dilemmas, tackling our most jam-packed mailbag yet. Preview: START PHILIP LINDSAY! With so much at stake, you can’t afford to miss the hardest hitting, boldest fantasy takes in the business. Come follow this block into the Fantasy Playoffs, Wolves!
Even with only 1 game left until the Fantasy Football Playoffs, the Fantasy Stock Market continues to turn. Don’t miss a single move and shake, and tune into our Monday Week 12 Fantasy Stock Watch podcast. We’ll tackle the devastating Melvin Gordon injury, plus answer burning questions such as:
Where does Christian McCaffrey rank Rest of Season after his enormous 46.9 FP explosion? Can you finally trust Amari Cooper? Is Josh Adams actually a true workhorse? Plus, how far down do Jarvis Landry, Carson Wentz / Alshon Jeffery, and Adrian Peterson fall after their latest duds? Where should Eric Ebron rank ROS after Jack Doyle’s move to the IR?
Plus, we wrap up with a look at the Week 12 Waiver Wire, giving you 2 WRs and an RB who could provide a boost to your stretch runs. And of course… this late in the year… it’s Cuffing Season. Who NEEDS to be on your “Handcuff Radar,” whether you own the workhorse or not?
Don’t miss a single difference-making value swing. Follow the best audio lead block in the fantasy game to Fantasy Football Paydirt now!
Week 12 and Thanksgiving are here, meaning only 2 more games are left before the Fantasy Football Playoffs. Nearly every owner -- whether you’re clawing your way into the dance, trying to get a Bye, or avoiding a last place punishment -- needs the W. There’s no better spot to begin your prep than following the lead-block of The Fantasy Fullback Dive Week 12 Preview Show.
We start with a Trainer’s Room and Stock Watch to cover the fantasy implications around: Mitch Trubisky’s injured shoulder, the decimated Lions offense, Tre’Quan Smith’s latest foot injury, a possible AJ Green return, and some other early Actives / Inactives you must know.
Then, as always, we run through a position-by-position preview of Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary. Why is The Wolf all-in on a Russell Wilson - Doug Baldwin stack? Why is Aaron Jones so criminally low in the ECR? Is it time to go back to the Jameis Winston well, and which widely available Bucs WR do you need to take a second look at? And WHO did The Wolf just recommend as Hail Mary’s?!
Find out all this, plus a grueling mailbag and some ways to win fresh RSJ Gear, all jammed into the best fantasy football podcast around.
Only 2 games remain until the Fantasy Football Playoffs… and yet crazy value swings are still happening. From creatures like Gus “The Bus” Edwards emerging, to the new-look Ravens offense, to the Bucs’ QB Carousel from Hell, there are plenty of Week 11 developments that you NEED to know as your prepare for your stretch run. We also cover the surging Saints offense (and what it means for Tre’Quan Smith and Mark Ingram), Demaryius “The Vegan” Thomas’ pathetic existence, Kerryon Johnson’s poorly-timed injury, Eric Ebron’s dudliness, and some waiver wire targets (beyond The Bus, of course). Don’t miss a single beat from Sunday, and tune into our Week 11 Fantasy Football Stock Watch now!
Only 3 weeks stand between Fantasy Football Owners and the Fantasy Playoffs. Thus, locking in a perfect lineup is absolutely crucial, and there’s no better way to prepare than by following the lead blocks of The Fantasy Fullback Dive’s Week 11 Fantasy Football Preview show.
As always, we start off in the Trainer’s Room and Stock Watch with some must-know injuries and depth chart moves. We cover:
-The messy Seattle backfield
-James Conner’s health and a sneaky potential cheat-code behind him
-AJ Green’s surprising chance at suiting up
-The Ravens QBs mystery and why it’s crucial to track in Week 11
-What Randall Cobb’s absence means for Valdez Scantling’s skyrocketing ceiling
-A Rapid Fire segment covering D’Onta Foreman, Chris Thompson, Marvin Jones and Royce Freeman)
As always, we then dive into Higher, Lower and Hail Mary at each position, tackling 12 players with match-ups to exploit or avoid. In must-listen for Season Long or DFS truthers. Why are Alex Collins, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper set to explode? Why is The Wolf lower on Big Ben, Marlon Mack, Corey Davis and Trey Burton? And what widely available Hail Mary’s could be the answer to your Bye Week Hell prayers?
All this, plus a loaded mail bag that has The Wolf pondering some brutal trades around Joe Mixon, Mike Evans, and *gasp* Pat Mahomes, as well as some back-breaking Sit / Starts. It’s win-or-die time, so don’t run into the line of scrimmage. Follow our block into Fantasy Paydirt and ultimately your 2018 title, starting now in Week 11!
Between a devastating ACL tear, enormous RB1 breakouts, and news that a Fantasy First Rounder will miss the remainder of the year, Week 10 was arguably the most impactful of 2018. Catch up on everything you need to know with our Fantasy Football Stock Watch and Waiver Wire Preview.
Before diving into the Week 10 on-field action, The Wolf and Trut break down Le’Veon Bell’s shocking decision to sit out the remainder of 2018, and what this means both short and long term. We also discuss Joe Flacco’s hip injury, and the upside Lamar Jackson would have with this delicious schedule down the stretch. Additionally, we hit Cooper Kupp’s gut-wrenching ACL tear, and what it means for Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks, Josh Reynolds and the rest of the Rams’ offense moving forward.
Then, we recap all of Week 10’s Crucial Fantasy Risers and Fallers on the rest of the stock watch. Of course, Aaron Jones and Nick Chubb are featured, while we also talk about the impressive reemergence of two elite RB1s, a surging Titans and Bears offense, Amari Cooper’s continued rise.
We also analyze some brutal fallers, including Golden Tate’s underwhelming Eagles’ debut, Marlon Mack’s predicted fall, Jarvis Landry’s horrendous outing, and Kenyan Drake’s lost 2018.
Plus, we give you a sneak-peek at the top Waiver Wire names to track, including Rashaad Penny, Josh Adams, and Donte Moncrief.
Clearly, the fantasy action isn’t slowing down, and neither are we. Follow our lead block to Fantasy Pay Dirt, and start your week by catching up on everything you need to know with the boldest analysts in the game.
The Fantasy Football Trade Deadline is upon us! The Fantasy Playoffs are only four games away! Every single owner -- whether you’re in desperate Win Now mode or comfortably set for a playoff run -- can improve their title chances before Friday. Of course, there’s no better plae to start constructing the stretch-run roster of your wet dreams than behind the lead block of the Fantasy Fullback Dive.
In The Wolf and Truth’s opinion, the most crucial factor for determining right move is Strength of Schedule. In fact, we’ve written an entire guide on it.
To give you a taste this episode, we go position-by-position and analyze the 5 Easiest QB, RB, WR, and TE Schedules to Exploit and Buy, plus the 5 Hardest Rest of Season Schedules to Sell High and Avoid. For more playoff-minded owners, we also preview the Top-5 schedules for Weeks 14-16.
Which players and teams are set to explode down the stretch? Who'll carry you into your fantasy playoffs? Who faces a brutal slate of match-ups that should be Sold High or avoided? What players could ruin fantasy seasons when needed most?
Find out now by checking out the 2018 Trade Deadline Guide, and listening to on one of the most information-packed episodes of the Fantasy Fullback Dive yet!
The 2018 NFL Trade Deadline was one of the busiest in recent memory, and the Fantasy Football implications are enormous. The Wolf went LIVE on Facebook and IG to breakdown all the implications, but we didn't want our loyal Audio Wolfpack to miss all his takes. Find out The Wolf's thoughts on the Rest of Season outlooks of the major names moved, and the players who stand to rise in their absences. Will Demaryius Thomas flourish in Houston, and what does his presence mean for DeAndre Hopkins, Deshaun Watson, and Keke Coutee? What's Golden Tate's value now with the Eagles, and what impact will he have on an already crowded receiving corps? How will Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Emmanuel Sanders, and Courtland Sutton fare with greater target shares? What about Ty Montgomery's move to the Ravens -- can he be a souped-up Buck Allen? Is this the move that will finally unlock Aaron Jones' limitless ceiling?
Don't miss a single fantasy football beat from a crazy 2018 NFL Trade Deadline! Catch up on The Wolf's thoughts now. (Please excuse any seemingly random LIVE Interactions amidst The Wolf's analysis, as this was originally a Video Broadcast).
Hue Jackson is out! Jameis Winston is benched! NFL Week 9 is off to a crazy start. Don’t let your Fantasy Football team miss a beat with our Fantasy Stock Watch.
First, who is new Browns OC Freddie Kitchen? We scoured the internet wide and far for any nugget on “The Chef.” Is there any reason to expect a Browns resurgence under the new staff?
Then, we recap all of Week 8’s Crucial Fantasy Risers and Fallers on our Fantasy Stock Watch. We cover key Risers, including Marlon Mack, Chris Carson, and the entire Cardinals Offense.
We also breakdown the need-to-know Fallers, featuring the Packers WRs not named Davante, David “Goose Egg” Njoku, and the new-look Bucs with the return of FitzMagic.
Plus, we preview the Week 9 Waiver Wire Penny Stocks to target. Listen to The Wolf’s take on DJ Moore (and his delicious remaining schedule), David Moore’s torrid scoring streak, and two widely-available, and sorely needed additions to the barren TE pool.
The perfect way to begin Fantasy Football Week 9 is packaging up Week 8 perfectly. The Fantasy Fullback Dive will clear that path wide open.
Bye Week Hell has arrived in Fantasy Football, and getting a Week 8 Win is even more daunting of a task… unless you’ve got the best lead-blocking podcast in the business. The Wolf and Truth are here with our usual Preview Show, providing you guys we are Higher, Lower, and taking Hail Mary’s on. We preview the potential Saints Vikings shootout, some can’t-miss WR streams who are widely available, and of course remind you of London God Sir Blake Bortles’ upside, among many others. Plus, we prove an in-depth breakdown of the key injuries to monitor, including:
--Dalvin Cook’s Hamstring and Latavius Murray’s value if he indeed misses time
--Bilal Powell’s move to the IR and what this means for Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire, and Trenton Cannon moving forward.
--Royce Freeman’s high ankle sprain and how high Philip Lindsay should be ranked if Freeman
--If Doug Martin should be on your radar in a “feature back” role
--Why Raheem Mostert is a must-stream if Matt Breida misses time
--What Jack “Beanstalk” Doyle’s return means for Eric Ebron
In addition to a huge mailbag, our Week 8 Preview is loaded with nuggets you can’t afford to miss. Follow this podcast to Week 8 paydirt, and subscribe for the best lead blocks all season long.
Amari Cooper! Marshawn Lynch! Nick Chubb! Oh my! We are officially past the midway point of 2018, and Week 7 brought plenty to learn -- both off and on the field. The Wolf and Truth are back to cover it all with yet another round of Risers, Fallers, Injuries, and Penny Stocks to capture all the action you NEED to know before moving on to Week 8. Listen to learn:
--How might Amari Cooper fare now with the Cowboys
--Why Kareem Hunt is a no-brainer Top-Five overall value moving forward (and who ranks No.2 behind Gurley)
--How much stock to put into Marlon Mack’s big day
--Why the Eagles RBs, Corey Davis, and *GASP* Stefon Diggs all made our Fallers list
--Why you MUST add Raheem Mostert
Plus so much more. Listen in, plus visit our Fantasy Football Stock Watch to learn all you need to know to move onto Week 8 confidently.
On the cusp of the 2018 Fantasy Football Midpoint, a Week 7 Win is a must. There’s simply no better way to ensure you hit Pay Dirt than following our in-depth Fantasy Preview lead block. In this installment, we first hit the Trainer’s Room where we discuss:
--Devonta Freeman’s move to the IR, and what Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith now mean
--Marshawn Lynch’s Groin Injury, and who we prefer out of Doug Martin vs. Jalen Richard if it proves to be serious
--Which Jets WRs you could trust to stream with Quincy Enunwa now on the shelf
--The ramifications of Cooper Kupp’s missed time, and who stands to benefit the most
--A variety of injury-related notes from the always dinged-up Colts
Plus, we run through another loaded Mail Bag, while The Wolf also gives you his Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary plays at each position. Loaded with matchup analysis and predictive stats, both season-long and DFS fantasy players could make a killing off this episode. So let us help you smash your competition, while you smash that subscribe button and win titles in 2018.
Don’t move on to Fantasy Football Week 7 without learning all you need to know from a crazy Week 6. On every Monday Night Stock Watch, we cram all the most important Risers, Fallers, and Waiver Wire Penny Stocks into an easy-to-digest 30 minutes, with Week 6 featuring:
--The current state of the post-Ajayi Eagles Backfield, and who you need to own here
--Where to value Jameis Winston after he torches the Atlanta Falcons
--If Alshon Jeffery is set to emerge as a bonafide WR1 in Year 2 with the Eagles
--The case for David Njoku to finish 2018 among the position’s elite TEs
--What to make out of the Bears Backfield after another dominant Tarik Cohen performance
--If Corey Davis can be trusted after another pathetic Titans performance in Week 6
--The Colts’ backfield quagmire and where Nyhiem Hines and Marlon Mack now stand
Plus, we offer you must-know Waiver Wire targets, including updates on:
--Albert “YAC Monster” Wilson and why his ceiling is enormous (and not just “Boom or Bust”)
--The ageless Frank Gore and why he’s, somehow, someway still very relevant
--The sneaky high-floor of a new No.1 Weapon in Arizona
There’s simply no fantasy football podcast more in-depth, yet efficient, at covering all you need to know from a Fantasy Sunday. Make sure to track the market with another fire episode of the Monday Fantasy Stock Watch.
Get fully ready for Week 6 in Fantasy Football with another pulverizing lead block from The Fantasy Fullback Dive. First, we catch you up on all the LeSean McCoy - to - Eagles trade rumors, and what this could mean for his currently depressed fantasy value. We also chat Le’Veon Bell and if we buy these committee talks. Then, we hit the Trainer’s Room to check on the health of TY Hilton, Leonard Fournette, OJ Howard, Evan Engram, and Greg Olsen.
As always, we run through another round of Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary. Featured heavily is the Bucs / Falcons matchup and how Jameis Winston will use his explosive surrounding cast. We also discuss Tarik Cohen, Mitch Trubisky, and Taylor Gabriel and the Bears, and their likelihood of repeating their explosive Week 4 performance against a reeling Dolphins team (plus, which weapon do we NOT like and feel is grossly overvalued?) Find out why Josh Gordon’s long TD may have only been the beginning, and a potential explosion could be looming versus the awful Chiefs secondary. Plus, why do Ronald Jones, Niles Paul, CJ Uzomah, and Chester Rogers all make amazing Hail Mary plays in Week 6?
All this, plus we tackle Week 6 Burning Questions surrounding the depleted 49ers, the Eagles new backfield, and of course all your mailbag dilemmas. Find paydirt and follow our path in this crucial Week 6 preview to prepare for Fantasy Football Domination.
A... strange... Week 5 saw plenty of Fantasy Football Risers, Fallers, and Waiver Wire Penny Stocks emerge, and The Wolf and Truth are here to cover them all. After revealing our feelings about Mason Crosby (and his potential week-costing performance), we dive into:
--The Broncos and Ravens backfields, and how fantasy fourth-rounders in Alex Collins and Royce Freeman have seen their values plummet below their undrafted counterparts
--Why James White is the most valuable Patriot to own in fantasy… including Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady.
--Where Joe Mixon belongs in Rest of Season Rankings with his workhorse role confirmed
--Why David Njkou could be a season-changer down the stretch
--What to make of the Atlanta 3-headed committee from hell
--Why Le’Veon Bell, Rob Gronkowski, and Dalvin Cook all make great Buy Lows.
--The latest injury updates on Jay Ajayi, Matt Breida, and the Rams concussed WRs
--The Must-Add status of Robby Anderson and D’Onta Foreman
Don’t move onto Week 6 without learning all you need from Week 5. Follow our lead block to Fantasy Stardom now!
A quarter of the Fantasy Football Season is officially wrapped up, and Winning Week 5 is crucial. Let us pave the path to that W with another in-depth Fantasy Football Week 5 Preview Episode. Featuring:
A Trainer’s Room with crucial updates on: the Banged up Colts, Ezekiel Elliott’s knee and ankle, Joe Mixon’s Looming Return, the In-Shambles Packers WRs, and expectations for Devonta Freeman.
We then go into another position-by-position round of Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary.
Some questions tackled:
QBs: What can owners expect from Jared Goff after his Week 4 explosion? Can Russell Wilson keep pace? Is Drew Brees really 7 spots lower on The Wolf’s Week 7 Rankings?! Can Marcus Mariota keep the pedal to the medal?
RBs: Has Matt Breida’s true breakout finally arrived? Is Carlos Hyde’s time running out? Can Alfred Morris plod into the end zone?
WRs: Where should Stefon Diggs rank against the generous Jalen Mills -- and how is Odell Beckham still higher in ECR? Can Tyreek Hill buck the Jaguars trend? Is Ryan Switzer the Hail Mary you never saw coming that could change your week?!
TEs: Will Vance “Bulldozing” McDonald continue to steam roll? Is Nick Vannett a creature worth visiting?
Our Burning Questions cover Patrick Mahomes date with the ruthless Jaguars Defense, Dalvin Cook’s usability, and if Mark Ingram and Julian Edelman are options in their first 2018 action.
All this, plus our most loaded Mail Bag yet, and Week 5 is an absolute must-listen.
Unbelievably, the 1st Quarter of the 2018 Fantasy Football Season is already in the books, and the action was wild in Week 4. To cover it all, we’re thrilled to debut the Monday Stock Watch (insert rotostreetjournal.com/stockwatch). In 30 fantasy-loaded minutes, we tackle all of Week 4’s most important Risers, Fallers, Penny Stocks and Injuries. Find out why:
-- Corey Davis drips in WR1 appeal here on out
-- Tarik Cohen could be taking over the Bears Backfield… and where Jordan Howard now stands after this absolute dud
--Sony Michel is an every-week RB2 with RB1 upside… and the one red flag you need to be aware of
--Aaron Jones is too explosive to be committee-trapped in Green Bay
--Leonard Fournette is plummeting down the Big Board
--Nick Chubb is a fantastic bench stash
--Taylor Gabriel’s blow-up is no fluke
Plus, we run through a litany of injuries from Sunday, covering the fantasy implications of Tyler Eifert, TY Hilton, OJ Howard, and Will Fuller’s absences. You won’t find a more fantasy-packed 30 minutes, so listen in now to catch-up on all the crucial takeaways in our Monday Stock Watch now!
When the final whistle of Week 4 blows, we’ll officially be through a quarter of the Fantasy Football. Needless to say, this is a huge marking point of your 2018 season, and a W is absolutely crucial. So follow your pulverizing lead blockers, The Wolf and Truth, to glory!
We start with a loaded trainers room, covering:
-Rex Burkhead’s move to the IR and what this means for Sony Michel
-Evan Engram’s 2-4 game absence, and who to turn to fill the void
-Doug Baldwin’s potential return, and if he can be trusted from the start
-The latest on LeSean McCoy’s ribs and if he’s usable when he returns
Plus, we run through another round of Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary. Find out:
-Why Andy Dalton, Gio Bernard, and Tyler Eifert all land on The Wolf’s “Must Start” list
-How Andrew Luck’s arm is still a major concern, and what his ROS outlook is
-Why Ty Montgomery, Dallas Goedert, Ryan Tannehill, and Jakeem Grant could all be week-swinging Hail Mary’s for desperate owners
-What to expect from exploding Waiver Wire pickups Calvin Ridley and Tyler Boyd in Week 4, and why they are excellent upside WR3s alongside Sterling Shepard and Nelson Agholor
-Why first-rounder Kareem Hunt is getting too much love, and is far riskier than most are making him out to be
We also rifle through Week 4’s Burning Questions, which run the gamut on Baker Mayfield’s fantasy value in his first start, the Cardinals prospects under new starter Josh Rosen, and what to expect from the 49ers after losing Jimmy Garoppolo from the season (including the guy who sneakily benefits from this in fantasy).
All this, and a jam-packed mailbag, make for another can’t miss episode of The Fantasy Fullback Dive. Find paydirt in Week 4, and smash your open with the best advice in the business!
Josh Gordon is a Patriot! In an impromptu episode of On The Fantasy Beat, The Wolf welcomes on Ryan Hannable of WEEI Boston Sports Radio to discuss all the latest happenings in New England. In a jam-packed 10 minutes, we cover:
-- If Josh Gordon will be New England’s latest reclamation project, and how he could fit and be used in the Patriots Juggernaut attack?
--How the Target Totem Pole will look come Week 5 when Julian Edelman returns
--If any clarity can be expected out of this rushing attack, particularly at the GL
--If there’s any reason to panic in New England right now
Whether a Patriots Fan or Fantasy Enthusiast, you need to get a leg up and hear Hannable’s insider takes now!
Fantasy Football Week 3 has arrived, and The Wolf and Truth are here to help you dominate. We run through another round of Higher, Lower, and Hail Mary, covering:
--Another potential shootout in Kansas City, and why Jimmy G and a returning Marquise Goodwin should have their 2018 Coming Out Party
--Matt Breida’s Sunday Breakout… and if he’ll continue distancing himself in this committee
--Why Melvin Gordon is riskier than usual this week
--How Keelan Cole and Will Fuller are set-up perfectly for continued dominance… and Demaryius Thomas continued sucking
--Evan Engram and Jimmy Graham’s contrasting values after both had strong Week 2s
--Why Blake Bortles, Latavius Murray, Antonio Callaway, and even Antonio Gates make strong Hail Mary stabs
Plus, we tackle Week 3’s most Burning Questions, including:
--Is Carson Wentz startable in his 2018 Debut? What are our expectations?
--Will the FitzMagic continue in Week 3?
--How to replace Joe Mixon… with or without Gio Bernard
Plus, we open with a loaded Stock Watch and Trainer’s Room to check on the health of Leonard Fournette, Aaron Rodgers, Marquise Goodwin, and Larry Fitzgerald, while discussing Josh Gordon’s arrival to New England, and the role of Antonio Callaway in his absence.
And we of course close with an epic Mail Bag. Nothing is more important than that Fantasy W, and we’ll help you secure it in Week 3!
NFL Week 2 is upon us--The Wolf and The Truth deliver a jam packed stock watch featuring Rex Burkhead, Will Fuller, Marcus Mariota, Leonard Fournette, Devonta Freeman, and Marquise Goodwin.
The Wolf delivers guys from every position that we're higher or lower than the so-called experts on, and tosses up a few hail marys on guys you can maybe get who are under the radar.
The guys then answer three burning questions featuring DeAndre Hopkins, Kareem Hunt, Christian McCaffrey, and more.
And finally we wrap things up with a loaded fan mailbag.
Enjoy the fruits of our labor--sorry the audio was lousy last episode.
A Wild Week 1 of the 2018 Season is officially in the books, and the Fantasy Football implications are massive. From emerging workhorses and target hogs, to shocking regressions, to breakouts we saw from a mile away, you can't prepare for Week 2 without learning Week 1's must-know lessons.
First, we hit you with every relevant stat in (just over) 10 minutes in our Rapid-Fire Sunday Rundown. Then, we dig into the most important fantasy storylines, covering crucial Risers and Fallers including:
--Our boy Patrick Mahomes proving he's the real deal, and what Tyreek Hill's value would be if you're drafting today
--The Saints defensive regression and the huge implications this could have on Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara moving forward
--Dion Lewis' "Workhorse" status and what this means for Derrick Henry's value moving forward
--James Conner's bonafide RB1 value and how far Le'Veon Bell should be falling in Rest of Season Rankings
--Deshaun Watson's ugly debut, and how he should be viewed moving forward (below Mahomes?!)
--Christian McCaffrey's underwhelming debut... but why you shouldn't overreact yet.
Plus, we tackle three waiver wire names owned in less than 10% of leagues you must monitor. We paved some massive holes for you in the preseason, so keep following us to Fantasy Stardom with the best regular season coverage in the game.
Fantasy Football Enthusiasts rejoice! We are just over 24 hours from the Kickoff of the 2018 Season... and there's no better way to start a year than a dominating Week 1 Fantasy Performance. As such, get a huge leg up with our Week 1 Fantasy Football preview show.
The Wolf will break down who he is higher and lower on at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, D/ST), as well as provide a "Hail Mary" play at each (under 1% started and 20% owned).
We'll also tackle the Week's most Burning Questions, now featuring:
-What is James Conner's Week 1 Value with Le'Veon Bell unlikely to go?
-Can you use Josh Gordon coming off the bench versus the Steelers, and what should you expect?
-Will Deshaun Watson's return be triumphant, or will he struggle to pick up where he blazingly left off before his torn ACL?
Plus, during our Stock Watch we'll cover:
- Le'Veon Bell's current holdout and what it means for his value both long-term and in Week 1.
- 49ers RB's After Jerick McKinnon's ACL Tear, and how to approach this backfield in Week 1
- The Patriots RBs health
Plus, we took a bunch of Sit/Start questions to help you dominate Week 1. Simply put, you NEED to get off to a fast start to begin your season, and there's no better way to get ready than by following our pulverizing lead blocks on the Fantasy Fullback Dive
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Jerick McKinnon's devastating ACL tear has the 49ers backfield and fantasy owners in flux, so we invited San Francisco Insider Grant Cohn on to bring some clarity to this mess. Find out his take on this situation, as well as tons of other invaluable insight including:
--Is Marquise Goodwin worth all the hype he's generating (and what sneaky black cloud hangs over his value that no one seems to talk about)?
--How should Jimmy Garoppolo fear in Year 2 under Kyle Shanahan? Is he the chosen one so many expect?
--What is Pierre Garcon's latest health status, and how far down the target totem pole has he shrunk?
--Is George Kittle still a viable fantasy option? Why is his ceiling legitimately limitless... but the floor is also quite scary?
--What sleeper is going undrafted that might only be 5'9" yet is a Red Zone terror?
--Are the 49ers just overrated as a whole?
--What record will the 49ers post in 2018?
This is a loaded interview that 49ers and Fantasy Fans both NEED to hear. Tune in and subscribe now!
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For the first ever time, The Wolf and Truth went LIVE on YouTube for this episode of The Fantasy Fullback Dive.
We covered all the biggest Risers and Fallers of the 2018 Preseason. In the process, you'll learn:
-Why Christian McCaffrey is a complete workhorse, and needs to now be considered in the first rounds of ALL Fantasy Football Drafts
-How the overlooked Emmanuel Sanders is set to be a massive fantasy football target hog with Case Keenum and a newfound slot role, and why he's now an insane bargain.
-Why (most) Rookie RBs are among the biggest losers of this Preseason, especially Buccaneers' Ronald Jones and Seahawks' Rashaad Penny
-Why Sammy Watkins' Preseason illustrated exactly what we expected: this is the Tyreek Hill show, and any discount Watkins still gives 'Reek needs to be capitalized on
Plus, we'll cover all the latest breaking news on our "Stock Watch," including: The Jaguars and Dolphins WR corps, and the latest on Josh Gordon.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can watch and interact with us live on air in the future. Plus, we post highlights and full episodes on there.
It’s official: Fantasy Football Drafts are here!
Though we don’t recommend drafting until after Preseason Week 3, we fully understand plenty of psychos are already full-steam ahead. This includes our own Truth, and we begin Episode 30 by looking at his Keeper League Draft.
Though we preach “Building a Stable of Horses” as our favorite approach to 2018 drafts, The Truth found himself in a pickle after keeping DeAndre Hopkins and Rob Gronkowski. Find out how an unintentional “Zero-RB” Draft unfolded, and a new “Stock Tip” that emerged from our conversation: The 50% Rule. This is a crucial mindset and way of framing fantasy, so don’t miss this strategy-filled conversation.
But this is just the warm-up. Our Featured segment centers around breaking down Preseason Week 2: Risers, Fallers, and Sleepers. Perhaps more than any other Preseason, we’ve seen some massive fantasy value changes in 2018. This is especially true for Christian McCaffrey, Jimmy Graham, Trey Burton, Carlos Hyde, and so many more risers after Week 2, as well as fallers like Ronald Jones and Sammy Watkins. We touch upon some key Penny Stocks as well, in particular highlighting James White and why he offers enormous upside at his bottom-barrel price.
As always, we also continue two recurring segments: The Stock Watch and Tier Jerkers. On a shorter Stock Watch, we cover:
--Adrian Peterson’s potential value with the Redskins
--Peyton Barber’s strengthening grip on the Bucs’ starting RB role
--Ben Watson and his “Under Armour Mannequin” physique
Plus, in Tier Jerkers, our own Roto Joe is back, this time to break down 2018’s Tight End scene. While we recognize Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, and Zach Ertz all form a vaunted “Big Three,” there’s still plenty of midround TE1 candidates that could explode and join this bunch. Thus, to help you make the right decision if you miss on the elite, Wolf and Joe run through the ceilings and floors, as well as their rankings, of Evan Engram, Jimmy Graham, Delanie Walker, Greg Olsen, Kyle Rudolph, and *gasp* newly-added Trey Burton.
We wrap up with a packed mailbag, covering our strategy with D/ST, a brutal keeper decision involving Doug Baldwin and Zach Ertz, our reevaluated Rookie RB rankings, and a keeper choice that sheds light on going for a sure-thing at lesser value (Fournette in Round 3), or the potential homerun with enormous value upside. (Collins in 14).
This Episode is completely jam-packed, and a necessity for any Fantasy Football Fan preparing for their 2018 Draft.
Fresh off debuting his new cutting-edge Fantasy Football site The Quantedge, industry legend Eliot Crist (@EliotCrist) brings his game-changing analytics and keen film eye to The Wolf’s Den for some hard-hitting rankings analysis.
Crist and The Wolf first share some agreements on some bolder rankings, beginning with Jarvis Landry and why he’s among the best bargains in Fantasy Football. The pair then breaks down the targets he left behind in Miami, and how Kenny Stills is being completely overlooked as the likely new No.1 target on a team that’ll need to take to the air early and often. Last, they look at Mitch Trubisky’s upside in Matt Nagy’s offense, and detail why he is the ideal late-round QB2 candidate.
But then the gloves come on, and it’s time to duke it out. The Wolf feels Crist is too high on Kerryon Johnson, and Crist brings some big counter punches as to why this isn’t the case. The pair then look at Jay Ajayi, who The Wolf expects a massive rebound and high workshare from, but Crist isn’t buying it. Lastly, Crist explains why Jimmy Graham is overrated by The Wolf, while our host goes in-depth for why the Aaron Rodgers - Graham connection has more upside than most are recognizing right now.
This fire interview then wraps up with one of our strongest “No Huddle Offense” segments yet. From who belongs No.1 in drafts, to the most undervalued and overvalued at each position, to early-round season ruiners and late round “Penny Stocks,” we cover all stages of the draft with Crist’s bold but well-reasoned takes. In the process, we get a Rob Gronkowski rant that may just sway you to take him in Round 1 in every league.
Simply put, the Wolf’s Den was blazing with fire takes, and you can’t miss them… unless you enjoy sheepish 6th place finishes.
As a consistent points factory under Sean Payton and Drew Brees, the Saints are always among the NFL’s most fantasy relevant team each year. In fact, the Saints have finished within the Top-10 in Total Points in 9 of 11 total seasons with these two, including 6 finishes in the Top 5. As such, we go right to the source to breakdown this crucial offense by welcoming on The New Orleans Advocate’s Nick Underhill.
First, we dive into Mark Ingram’s 4-game suspension for PEDs, and the massive fantasy implications this could have on him and the rest of the roster. Find out how rookie sensation Alvin Kamara could be impacted, as well as who could fill the “Big Back” role over the four-game absence (and why this is so crucial to know).
Plus, after ranking in the Top.7 in Passing Play Percentage for seven straight years, the Saints fell all the way to 20th in 2017 behind a high-powered running game. Underhill breaks down why this switch happened, and if we should expect more of the same in 2018. On the passing game front, Underhill breaks down:
--How Michael Thomas looks even more dominant in camp but could still regress statistically.
--New weapon Cam Meredith’s fit and upside in this attack… if he could just get healthy
--Why Ben Watson remains a fantastic fantasy TE even at 37 years old
--How explosive rookie WR Tre’Quan Smith is looking in camp, and the type of ability he brings to this overall attack
Plus, Underhill lays out his predictions for the Saints 2018 season, as well as how the NFC South will play out. Few beat writers are more in-tune or accurate than Underhill, and this is a true must-listen for Fantasy and Saints fans alike.
As promised, we stay in-division for Round 2 of “On The Fantasy Beat,” this time looking at the Giants revamped offense under Pat Shurmur, and how the many exciting pieces (Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard) all fit in. To do so, we welcome in Giants Insider and PFF analyst Dan Schneier, who’s impressive resume includes Giants coverage for 247Sports and CBS Sports, as well as fantasy for Pro Football Focus, and his own Giants Podcast, “Big Blue Banter.”
Before diving into specific players and their expected roles, Schneir gives us an excellent breakdown of Shurmur’s overall offense. Learn why it’s being compared to “musical chairs,” and how this offense will create mismatch nightmares if executed properly. Then, we dive into the big names. How’s Odell Beckham looking post surgery, and fitting into this overall scheme? What’s rookie Saquon Barkley bringing to the table, and will he be the next great “Shurmur Bellcow?” Is Evan Engram set for an even more impressive sophomore campaign after his major rookie splash, and what different ways is Shurmur using him? Plus, should Sterling Shepard be as far under the radar as he is, and can Eli Manning sustain all these fantasy products?
Then, Schneier shares his NFC East Predictions, before bringing his PFF Fantasy Background to our “No Huddle Fantasy Offense.” Here, it’s clear Schneier is equally versed in the virtual gridiron as he is with the Giants, as he powers through question after question with in-depth analysis and hot takes on potential season winners, losers, and major sleepers. This podcast is must listen material for all Giants and fantasy football fans alike, so don’t miss out!
We are thrilled to debut our “On The Fantasy Beat” series tonight, where we go straight to the source for all your most pressing fantasy questions. This year we’ll be pairing guest beats by division to get different perspectives on their biggest rivals as well, and we start in the NFC East and the Cowboys. With a completely overhauled offense, Dallas will bring a whole new fantasy look to the table. To try and make sense of it, and find the most valuable fantasy nuggets, The Wolf and Truth welcome the returning RJ Ochoa. RJ covers all things Dallas Cowboys for @BloggingTheBoys, hosts the excellent Cowboys Pod @OchoLive, and Co-hosts The Saturday Morning Hangover on ESPN San Antonio.
With Dez Bryant and Jason Witten gone, 272 targets (56%) and 2,645 air yards (68.8%) have been opened up. But before we dive into the new faces and how that might be filled, we first look at the let’s engine of this offense -- Ezekiel Elliott. Will his role expand, and his underrated pass-catching flourish, with so much air volume up for grabs?
We then turn our attention to the pass-catching corps, discussing rookie WR Michael Gallup’s impressive play and the type of role he’s carving out, whether Tavon Austin is really a thing, and if any Target Hogs seem likely to emerge between these two and Allen Hurns. Plus, with lots of buzz surrounding Blake Jarwin, we dive into his potential Penny Stock TE upside, and then figure out if there’s any hope for Dak Prescott with such a mismatch receiving corps.
We then get RJ’s Prediction of how the NFC East will unfold, before firing him through our Fantasy No Huddle Offense, considering he’s a big time player himself. Don’t miss his RJ’s insider Cowboys takes and excellent fantasy lens in this excellent “On The Fantasy Beat” Debut.
The fantasy football season is hurtling towards us like Eddie Lacy towards a free buffet of crab rangoon, with Preseason Week 1 officially in the books. Anyone who says, “The Preseason doesn’t matter!” is a true sheep, as Fantasy Wolves consider all possible evidence.
From rapport building, to role development and unexpected usage, to overall team performances and glimpses at new schemes, plenty of important trends emerge that cannot be ignored. The Wolf and Truth read you all the headlines from our Preseason Week 1 Risers, Fallers, and Penny Stocks Recap, before diving in for a few more in depth to preview the piece. And yes, we talk about Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin's pre-game confrontation (before discussing Benjamin’s sneaky Target Hog upside).
Plus, we tackle a jam packed stock watch featuring:
Plus, as has become tradition, Roto Joe is back for another round of Tier Jerkers. Here, the boys break down the 3rd Round(ish) RB scene--he and the Wolf rank McCaffrey, Collins, Henry, Ajayi, and Mixon for your drafting pleasure. Both Joe and Wolf differ vastly in their organization of this tier, so find out where and why certain players are higher or lower.
The pod is wrapped up with a couple of items from the mailbag, including what to do with your 2nd and 3rd Round Picks if drafting No.1 overall, as well as a QB question circling on Jared Goff and Deshaun Watson.
Don't miss it--subscribe on iTunes, spotify, stitcher, or wherever the hell you get your podcasts. Also check out our youtube page while you're at it, huh?
Bargains, Overprices, Penny Stocks, oh my! With our 2018 Preseason Kickoff Guide officially launched, The Wolf and Truth take a look inside the guide. (Unlike our last guest *cough* Field *cough*), we bring some bold predictions on the players who will be bring insane value at their currently discounted prices, who’ll bust at their current asking rates, and what guys go beyond 120 but could genuinely explode in 2018 -- for the record, we hit on Alvin Kamara and Marvin Jones as Penny Stocks last year.
In the process, we dig into Evan Engram and the enormous edge he can bring at his Round 5-6 price. We look at last year’s Texans offense, and why, even with some inevitable regression, this team will still be a juggernaut… and find you a way to get a very healthy piece of it in Round 8. We discuss why last year’s No.1 QB is actually heavily overrated, and how Christian McCaffrey going at 18th overall is a complete reach. Last, we visit Minnesota and New Orleans to unlock two names who could absolutely blow-up despite going beyond Pick 130.
Plus, with just a few days before Preseason Action, some major news is breaking that has major fantasy football implications. We cover:
-- Sony Michel’s knee injury, and what this means for Rex Burkhead (and why it’s not the immediate positive people might assume, despite a volume spike).
--Jarvis Landry’s role in Cleveland, and how he’s an emerging Target Hog with an insane ADP.
--What Corey Coleman’s new value could be in Buffalo, and how he still possesses real “Penny Stock Upside”
--Plus, some rapid fire blurbs covering the Cowboy’s offensive struggles, Cordarelle Patterson, Kenyan Drake, Marlon Mack, and Mike Gesicki.
Plus, with drafts fast approaching, we debut the “Tier Jerkers” with our guy Roto Joe. Any good ranking set are made as “Tiers” -- or similarly grouped fantasy values, which helps project positional and overall drop-offs, and make an overall Big Board much easier to make and navigate. Still, whether last week’s big-name guest likes it or not, when your on the clock, you’re not picking a group, you need a player. As such, this segment covers those brutal “Tiers” of players that cause legitimate tears to be jerked out of our bodies, and the sleepless nights that come with us screaming into our pillows.
This episode, we open the series with “The Round 2 WRs” (Keenan Allen, Davante Adams, Mike Evans, and AJ Green), breaking down the ceilings and floors of each prospect, before making a final ranking of each group. Who tops both Wolf and Roto Joe’s lists, but Truth wouldn’t touch? Why is Mike Evans at the bottom of one list and ranked second on another? Are we way too down on the Bengals offense?
This episode is completely loaded with invaluable insights for your draft, and the bold predictions you’ve come to love from the Fullback Dive (and may have missed last Episode). The lead-blocks are only getting better, and this is a true can’t miss.
We only welcome the boldest, most informed Wolves into our den, and we lead off our Training Camp with perhaps the most in-tune analyst of them all: ESPN’s Field Yates.
Yates opens with some breaking news around Doug Baldwin’s health and who could step up in his absence, plus Eric Decker and his potential fit with the Patriots. Then, we go into the den. First, the boys discuss some of their bolder agreements, including a shared loved for Derrius Guice, Jerick McKinnon, Marquise Goodwin, and Julian Edelman, as well as the uncommon ranking of Michael Thomas ahead of Julio Jones.
The claws then come out, as The Wolf calls out some mistakes he sees in Yates rankings. From being too low on Corey Davis, Rex Burkhead, and Tarik Cohen, to a little too high on Dak Prescott, Yates defends his rankings against some hot Wolf Takes.
Plus, the Truth and Wolf run down another jam-packed stock watch, covering:
Why Derrius Guice continues rising even further -- all the way up to The Wolf’s second round
The state of the Patriots pass-catching corps with Eric Decker now here
The state of the Seahawks pass-catch corps with Doug Baldwin currently gone (and where he ranks)
The latest on the Colts backfield, and who we would target, and fade, from this mess
Why Marquise Goodwin will be one of fantasy’s top bargains
How Jordy Nelson is looking early in camp
If we buy that Christian McCaffrey will see 25-30 touches (lol, no)
Between arguably our biggest guest ever, some crucial breaking news, and insane rankings insight, this episode is among our best yet. If you’re a fantasy football fan, you can’t miss it!
In anticipation for our 2018 Training Camp Kickoff Fantasy Guide, the RSJ assembled our brightest fantasy minds for our first full-staff Mock Draft of the season. Needless to say, the action was fast, furious, and, most importantly, very informative.
Roto Joe will be breaking down each and every pick in our guide, and he joins The Wolf and Truth to bring his hot takes to the pod. Find out who he and The Wolf consider the best and worst picks of each round, plus some key holistic drafting strategies, analysis on positional tiers and drop offs, and so much more. Simply put - you can't draft without hearing how ours unfolded and the lessons we learned from it.
Plus, with Training Camp now full in swing, the Stock Watch is all over the place. We look at news around Derrius Guice and Rashaad Penny, forcing us to reevaluate our original Rookie RB Rankings. We also discuss:
--Andrew Luck's early camp performance and what it means for this offense
--How Matt LaFleur's system is coming along and what pass-catchers are thriving in Tennessee
--The state of a wide-open Dolphins receiving corps, including a sneaky sleeper we feel could explode
--Why a more motivated Joe Flacco is crucial for fantasy football owners, even if you'll never draft the QB himself
Plus a rapid-fire segment covering key depth chart issues in Seattle, an emerging Penny Stock in Green Bay, some surprisingly important injury news for the New York Jets, and what Will Fuller's added bulk could mean for his durability in 2018.
Our pulverizing audio lead blocks have only gotten stronger, and we're peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners. Be sure to listen and and Subscribe to never miss a single lead block from the Fantasy Fullback Dive.
The most glorious time of the year has arrived: Training Camp, aka Fantasy Prep Season!
Though many fantasy values are set, plenty of Burning Questions need answers that'll dramatically alter The Fantasy Landscape. From Backfield Battles, to Target Totem Poles to every health and new fit question mark in between, we dive into The Wolf's Top Five Burning Questions, outlining:
A) The Teams and their Burning Questions
B) Why Fantasy Owners need to know these answers
C) What we already know about the situation
C) Predictions on how the situations will unfold
In the process, we visit New England to dive into the crowded backfield and unclear wideout situation of this consistent juggernaut.
We then travel to Tennessee, where Matt LaFleur is insistent on "marrying the run / pass games" and has two talented backs to do just this -- but an unclear workload distribution remains.
Our next stop's all over the map, where we breakdown Rookie RBs who remain behind less inspiring incumbents, but could easily ascend. From Royce Freeman's outlook in Denver, to Rashaad Penny's shot at a workhorse role, to Kerryon Johnson's place in a four-headed committee, and Ronald Jones' expected work in Tampa Bay, tons of Backfield Battles linger that need solving.
Afterwards, we do a roundtable on crucial QB Health Issues, diving into Deshaun Watson, Andrew Luck, and Carson Wentz. We break down when they're expected back, and the major impact all have on their offenses.
Last but not least is our apparently new favorite squad and the star of Hard Knocks -- the Cleveland Browns. This squad team is loaded with questions, which will make the HBO Special not only entertaining, but crucial to monitor. From QB and RB battles, to major WR question marks, there's tons of uncertainty with major implications here.
Plus, with Training Camps kicking off, news has been pouring in -- none bigger than Josh Gordon's absence from camp. We dig into the Fantasy Implications of this, as well as notes on:
--Leonard Fournette's weight loss
--Mitch Trubisky's early camp performance
--Chris Carson and the Seattle RB Depth Chart
--Jordan Howard and his hands
--LeSean McCoy's latest
Clearly, this Episode is absolutely brimming with information, so don't enter Training Camp without this enormous refresher and primer -- it's a true can't miss.
Every season huge fantasy values emerge because an entire offense takes a massive leap forward -- look no further than the 2017 Rams, who went from last in scoring all the way to first. Todd Gurley became a fantasy MVP in the process, while Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp were undrafted WRs who became quality season-long starters.
After tons of exciting play-caller movement, 2018 is littered with teams who could be this year’s Rams. Our two favorites?
The Bears (29th in scoring last season) and Browns (32nd).
Though both Matt Nagy and Todd Haley were covered in our Coaching Carousel Episode (FFBDPod 22), we go in far greater depth for both offenses here. Find out why Tyrod Taylor and Mitch Trubisky are two of the top late-round QBs in the game, why both Browns’ WRs make excellent fantasy values, how the Bears backfield will take the league by storm, and so much more as we dive into each and every relevant player on both teams.
Plus, with Training Camp on the horizon, the news has been fast and furious. Thus we check in on our Stock Watch, for updates on:
-- Le’Veon Bell’s potential holdout
-- LeSean McCoy’s disturbing situation
-- The Green Bay Backfield Mystery
Plus emerging penny stocks like
-- DJ Moore and the (meh) upside of being Carolina’s Top WR
-- A creature named Blaine Jarwin that might lead Dallas in receiving TDs
This episode is completely loaded… and with many drafts a mere month away, you can’t afford to miss any of it.
As explored last week, 12 new HC's or OC's calling plays in 2018. As Todd Gurley's additional 881 yards and 13 TDs on just 22 more touches under Sean McVay show, proper usage can be all the difference in fantasy. Most often, this boils down to the coaching scheme.
Unfortunately, very few -- if any -- fantasy football sites analyze these coaching changes, at least not with the depth of analysis they deserve.
That is... until now.
The Roto Street Journal is incredibly proud to present the first-ever (FREE) Fantasy Football Coaching Carousel: The Most Comprehensive Guide to 2018's New Offenses.
While the guide features over 100 pages of Schematics, OTA Breakdowns, Past Player Production and Trends, and Future Predictions and Team Previews, we can only fit just a little taste into the FFBDPod; a tasty little appetizer before the main course guide.
In Part 1, we broke down the four new play-calling HC's (Matt Nagy, Pat Shurmur, Jon Gruden and Frank Reich) plus new Cleveland OC Todd Haley. For Part 2, we dive into the remaining new OCs: John DeFilippo, Norv Turner, Mike McCoy, and Matt LaFleur.
To reign The Wolf in, The Truth gives him 2 total minutes per coach: 1 minute to break down their scheme and philosophies, and 1 minute to pick the one player who'll be most impacted in 2018. This segment features can't miss takes on all the new schemes, plus how Kyle Rudolph, Cam Newton, Larry Fitzgerald, and the Titans RBs (Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry) all stand to benefit the most on their respective teams.
Also - with OTAs wrapped up, The Wolf and Truth sift through the five most important notes we haven't yet discussed. In the process, we break down Robert Turbin's four-game suspension (and what it means for Marlon Mack), how Blake Bortles is progressing in Nathaniel Hackett's offense in Year Two, how his former target Allen Hurns is primed for a No.1 WR role, how Tyrod Taylor's gaining leash as a starter which makes him an insane value, and notes that justify Deshaun Watson is our No.1 Ranked QB.
If you haven't paid any attention to the new hires, Part 1 and Part 2 are must listens, and our Coaching Carousel Guide is an actual Godsend. Make sure to tune in to one of our best mini-series yet, and let us know your thoughts by leaving a rating and a review!
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With 12 new HC's or OC's calling plays in 2018, the Coaching Carousel has been spinning at record speed this offseason.
And, as Todd Gurley and the LA Rams made clear last season, knowing what each new coach brings to the table is absolutely essential (unless you don't care about 881 more yards and 13 more TDs on just 22 additional touches).
Unfortunately, very few -- if any -- fantasy football sites analyze these coaching changes, at least not with the depth of analysis they deserve.
That is... until now.
The Roto Street Journal is incredibly proud to present the first-ever (FREE) Fantasy Football Coaching Carousel: The Most Comprehensive Guide to 2018's New Offenses.
While the guide features over 100 pages of Schematics, OTA Breakdowns, Past Player Production and Trends, and Future Predictions and Team Previews, we can only fit just a little taste into the FFBDPod; a tasty little appetizer before the main course guide.
In Part 1, we begin by discussing the four new play-calling HC's (Matt Nagy, Pat Shurmur, Jon Gruden and Frank Reich) plus new Cleveland OC Todd Haley. To reign The Wolf in, The Truth gives him 2 total minutes per coach: 1 minute to break down their scheme and philosophies, and 1 minute to pick the one player who'll be most impacted in 2018. This segment features can't miss takes on all the new schemes, plus how Saquon Barkley, Tarik Cohen, Amari Cooper, Andrew Luck, and Josh Gordon all stand to benefit immensely.
With lots of news breaking on Rookie RBs and their potential to steal starting roles, The Wolf and Truth also bring up the Rookie Radar. What's the latest on Derrius Guice, Nick Chubb, and Royce Freeman, and what does it mean for you fantasy owners? (Plus, why does The Truth decide to unleash hell on whoever ESPN's Pat McManamon is?)
This Episode, and our Coaching Carousel Guide, are actual Godsends if you haven't paid any attention to the new hires. Make sure to tune in to one of our best shows ever, and let us know your thoughts below!
You look down at Pocket Aces, slide all your chips across the table, and smugly declare, "All-In."
Episode 21 is dedicated to all of 2018's Fantasy Football Players who fill us with the same kind of exhilaration and confidence. The guys we're willing to bet the house on without a second thought. The guys we absolutely need on our teams... and would feel disgusted to see rostered by our rivals.
Most often, these players are the screaming bargains who are going rounds later than they deserve. Sometimes, they're priced appropriately but are just drip in so much upside we need to have them.
In 2016, David Johnson was our No.1 "All-In" candidate, as we screamed from mountain tops that he needed to go 2nd overall after his explosive rookie finish. Last year, Tyreek Hill was the guy we couldn't stop raving about.
Now, we're giving you a whole team.
We separate the "All-In Team" by draft slot, breaking down Early Round, Middle Round, and Late Round guys we must have, covering multiple options at all positions.
Plus, we return with a "Stock Tip of the Day" with one of fantasy's most important strategies: waiting to draft your QB. Find out why the "Stock Market" approach to fantasy makes waiting on QB a necessity, not an option... and who to target in those later rounds.
Just to make sure you can confidently execute Waiting on a QB, we drop another Fantasy Stock Profile on our favorite QB Bargain of 2018... and possibly the biggest steal in all of fantasy this season.
Between a host of "All-In" Players, a necessary Fantasy Strategy, and a key Stock Profile, Episode 21 can't be missed. Keep following our lead block as we pave your way to Fantasy Football Titles in 2018.
Last week in Episode 19, we revealed The Fantasy Stock Formula. The Wolf uses this to grade every single one of our Top 100 players, and the system is truly the backbone to our rankings and analysis — making this a must-listen if you’re a FFBPod and/or Roto Street fan.
One Episode later, we dive in even deeper to The Wolf’s 2018
Player Grades by welcoming on three Roto Street Expert Mainstays: CJay, JimboSlice, and, making his FFBDPod debut from Indianapolis, Roto Joe. All three come at The Wolf hard, asking demanding questions ranging from:
—Why JuJu Smith is grading as a Top-12 WR
—Why Cam Meredith is one of the top “Penny Stocks” in 2018
—Is Kelvin Benjamin actually too low with massive volume coming his way?
—The Patriots WRs (pre-Edelman’s suspension, though still highly relevant)
—Derrick Henry and how he compares to a host of other upside RB2s
—Why isn’t Antonio Brown perfect?
— Is Mahomes way too high… and Tom Brady way too low?
—What makes Leonard Fournette riskier than you’d imagine
Just to name a handful. This Episode is loaded with a variety of fire takes all over the fantasy map, while including an inside look at our system. Simply put, we’ve gone back-to-back on the can’t miss audio.
Check out our show notes from Episode 20 here.
Any successful business or brand has at least one way of separating from the pack. A different approach or style that puts them above everyone else.
At Roto Street Journal, we believe our Fantasy Stock Formula is one our greatest edges over the industry -- there's simply no better way to evaluate future fantasy fortunes.
In Episode 19, we reveal our secret sauce.
Simple yet incredibly in-depth, the Fantasy Stock Formula grades out every player with the 6 Crucial Fantasy Football Value Indicators in mind:
To open, The Wolf and Truth dive into how we evaluate and grade each category, and breakdown why each variable is essential to fantasy value.
Moreover, we break down the logic behind our new "Category Weights," and why some Indicators (re: Talent and Usage) are worth more than others.
Soon after, things get heated.
While The Truth may agree with the formula, he and The Wolf are way off in some grading decisions. Find out why Tyreek Hill, Odell Beckham, Kirk Cousins, Big Ben, Leonard Fournette and Mr. Glass himself Jordan Reed are all major points of contention.
No other episode brings you truly behind the scenes quite and reveals are "backbone" quite like this, making Episode 19 a monumental must-listen.
See Episode 19 Show Notes here
And while you're at it...
Check Out Our Stock Formula
As painful as it has been, The Wolf has held out from any Fantasy Football Mock Drafts or Draft Wizards...until now. He wanted his first Mock to be a live, unbiased breakdown of his true thoughts, and we've captured this to perfection.
In this 12-team, half PPR draft, The Wolf is assigned the 4th spot. Immediately, the debates begin with David Johnson vs. Antonio Brown, and they don't let up from here. Find out if The Wolf followed his coined strategy of "Building an RB Stable," what picks he thinks will be the Steals of 2018 drafts, and so much more. Plus, we breakdown breaking news on Dalvin Cook, Darren Sproles, and David Njoku.
This live mock draft yielded so many market insights, it truly can't be missed!
In a fire finale episode to our 2018 NFL Draft Fantasy Football Four Pack, we package together all the incredible insight and takes from our interviews with The Fantasy Footballers’ Mike “The Hitman” Wright (Ep. 15) and Pro Football Focus’ Scott Barrett (Ep. 160. The Wolf digs into the most important lessons learned and ranking reconsiderations prompted by his tangos with two of the industry's best. Moreover, some takes already need refreshing (fantasy football is truly a never-sleeping stock market!), particularly after CJ Anderson signed with Carolina, and Mark Ingram was hit a four-game suspension. We cover all the breaking news and the surrounding implications in our debuting Fantasy Stock Watch segment.
Meanwhile, we revisit all the Veteran Riser and Faller takes and cover all the necessary names left to discuss. Many veterans benefited immensely, cementing their Usage after their teams bypassed rookie talent injections... while others saw their value plummet as their depth chart throne grew far shakier, if not usurped altogether. You can't miss all these crucial implications and takes, as well as Saquon Barkley's Stock Profile to highlight why he belongs in the Top Five overall.
With endless, invaluable NFL Draft takes from two of the industry's brightest and boldest minds, as well as information-packed standalone bookends, this first-ever "Fantasy Four Pack" has been truly can't miss fantasy listening. Tune in and Sound Off now!
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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!
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.
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.
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.
Week 12 is in the books, and The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth are here to breakdown it all. Catch every meaningful stat and development in our Week 12 in 10, before we deep dive into some of the most crucial forward-moving questions. Is Julio Jones about to go on a tear off his 255 yard day, or was this just a mirage? Is Alvin Kamara the realest RB in fantasy not named Le'Veon? Is Case Keenum *gasp* actually good? Plus, we brainstorm a 2018 First Round, while of course giving you all you need to look for on the Waiver Wire (including potential stretch run heroes). Be sure to tune in to a can't miss episode!
Unbelievably, we've officially hit 50 Episodes of the Fantasy Fullback Dive. The boys were on fire for this milestone, breaking down all the action of a crazy Week 11 before diving deep into the most crucial fantasy implications. What should we make of the Patriots and Eagles backfields moving forward? How valuable is Samaje Perine moving forward? Who should be considered the No.2 WR behind Antonio Brown? How much panic should Kareem Hunt's latest dud inspire? Plus, we dive into roster management strategies to optimize for playoff pushes now that the Bye Weeks are officially over. Which RB Insurance Policies need to be owned? Who is a high upside stash that could explode? Listen in for one of our all-time bests.
Fantasy Football owners are truly in "Do or Die" time with only three regular season games left. Thus, Week 11 is a must win, and you can't go into battle without our preview show. The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth are joined by JimboSlice for our usual DraftKings preview. Why are we both all over Sterling Shepard? Why is Kelce and Gronk the best way to spend your big bucks? And is Burkhead the real deal?
Plus, we cover Week 11's burning questions. Who could emerge as a home run hero down the stretch run of 2017? Will a Cowboy back emerge now that Zeke is officially done for 6 games? How do we rank the Patriots backs moving forward? Which guy returning from the IR will make the biggest impact down the stretch here? All this and so much more on one of our most fire weekend previews yet.
The Fantasy Football Trade Deadline is here, and The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) & Truth lock it down with Patrick Peterson-like coverage. We dive deep into Strength of Schedule talk, specifically looking at Weeks 14-16 for the wolves with the Fantasy Playoffs on the mind. Which QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs are set to blow up during the most valuable time of the year? Who might falter and should be sold high? Find out all this and more before your deadline comes and goes.
Plus, one of our most loaded Mail Bags ever covers tons of Week 10 and Long Term ground. Just how high is The Wolf on Sterling Shepard this week? Is it time to panic on Aaron Jones, Doug Martin and DeAndre Hopkins? How valuable is Devin Funchess? This episode is completely loaded with fantasy nuggets, and cannot be missed.
The RSJ's Fantasy Football Recap continues rising faster than Alvin Kamara, as The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth break down every crucial fantasy takeaway from a busy Week 9. In fact, the two call an audible mid podcast to bring up the Rest of Season Big Board and make some live, unedited adjustments in wake of all the week's storylines. Is Kareem Hunt still elite, and how far does his 9-touch day send him falling? How high has Jared Goff risen as he continues shining in Sean McVay's offense? Is Jay Ajayi's situation as improved in Philadelphia as we thought, and how high is his ceiling moving forward? Are we giving up hope on the Muscle Hamster and Buccaneers in general? This is the best season-long fantasy football podcast in the business, so don't miss out on all the crucial, bold,
The RSJ guys are back to cover the huge trades that snuck in before the NFL trade deadline featuring Jay Ajayi, Kelvin Benjamin, Jimmy G., and the reinstatement of Josh Gordon.
To talk about the Eagles situation the guys welcome Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation for the inside dirt.
Want to win millions? Good, because JimboSlice is back and joins The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth for another fire DraftKings and Week 8 Fantasy Football Preview. After cashing out big with his Bears Defense prediction last week, find out who some are some of Jimbo and The Wolf’s favorite plays of the week. Should we be scared of Deshaun Watson’s matchup? Just how high are we on the Bengals this week? How real is Nelson Agholor? This and so much more is covered as we run down our lineups and take a season long lens. Plus, we preview our first ever Midseason Big Board drop with some hints at biggest risers and fallers (with a major show coming soon). As always, we wrap up our Week 8 preview with a loaded mailbag, bulldozing with bold takes on Aaron Jones’ and Carson Wentz’s season long value, whether or not David Johnson and Martavis Bryant can be dropped, Demaryius Thomas and Jerrick McKinnon’s trade value, and Kareem Hunt vs. Le’Veon Bell rest of season. Week 8 is a must-win, so don't miss another huge preview show!
The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth return to test out a new way of recapping all of Sunday's fantasy football action, and immediately the boys knew they had a winner. Despite shaving off a whole 7 minutes from last week, we still pack in every relevant fantasy stat and development from Week 7 in under 10 minutes to ensure no stone is left unturned. We then choose six Sunday storylines to really dive deep into while throwing on the season-long lenses for some down-the-road projections. Was Amari Cooper's performance for real, or should owners be selling as fast as they can? What does Brett Hundley's floundering aerial attack mean for Green Bay's pass-catchers, and how should owners approach Aaron Jones' monster day? Where do Jerrick McKinnon and Latavius Murray now stand? Plus, how do we move forward in Arizona with Carson Palmer likely done for the year? The analysis is deeper than ever before, and a must listen for the #RSJWolfPack and all fantasy football fans.
Want to win a smooth $1,000,000? Then don’t miss our DFS Bonanza with FantasyLabs’ Ian Hartitz (@IHartitz), who breaks down the Week 7’s chalkiest, sneakiest, and overall best plays on Draftkings. Which low-priced QB does Ian, JimboSlice, and The Wolf all have locked in? Why is the always unsexy Frank Gore suddenly dripping in ceiling? Which defensive injuries are going to create sneaky studs this Sunday? And who makes a better play - Mike Evans or Mike Thomas? Learn all this and so much more so you can take home some serious dough this Sunday. The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth also tackle a deep mailbag, answering some pressing trades around Julio Jones, weighing the upside of various DST options, and debating some crucial flex decisions. Plus, our guy Sam returns with PFF CB and WR breakdowns that you need to know while considering your wideouts. This is jam-packed with the stats and insights that’ll help you dominate Week 7, and cannot be missed.
The RSJ guys run down all the results from week 6, discuss all the relevant injuries (especially Aaron Rodgers) and dive into an early week mail bag.
The 49ers and Raiders are in shambles, so we of course bring in friend of the pod & Bay Area Insider Grant Cohn (@grantcohn) to break it all down for fantasy owners. What should we make of this “hot hand” backfield situation? Could Matt Breida truly take over and be a workhorse? Will Pierre Garcon, currently 8th in the league in looks, continue being a target monster? Are George Kittle and Marquise Goodwin for real or just one week wonders? Plus, will Amari Cooper turn around his dreadful season? Does Marshawn Lynch make a strong buy low candidate? Plunge in with us for some can’t miss takes you won’t find anywhere else.
We’ve never welcomed three guests in one episode, but we’re all about breaking boundaries to get you that Week 6 fantasy football win. The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth blast through our Week 6 rankings to expose who we’re higher and lower on than the Expert Consensus Rankings, while discussing key points like: Is Deshaun Watson for real? What is Doug Martin’s Rest of Season outlook? How about Jay Ajayi? What tight ends can be thrown in as streamers and score TDs in Week 6? As always, JimboSlice joins us to breakdown the best DraftKings Buys to win you some serious dough in Week 6. In a rare treat, we also open with Sound Guy Nate for a peek behind the audio curtain that makes our show so great… and to hear tales from a 5 day EDM Cruise Ship. Don’t miss a sneak peek at our interview with 49ers and Raiders Insider Grant Cohn (@grantcohn) to hear just how real Matt Breida is. This is as jam-packed as previews come, so don’t miss out!
Winning is the only option in Week 5, so make sure your seasonal and daily lineups are perfect with our Fantasy Football Week 5 Preview. The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth break down who we rank way higher and lower than the experts this week, which brings up great discussion points: Can you trust Marcus Mariota and Ty Montgomery if they are rolled out this weekend? What can we expect from Doug Martin in his return to the gridiron? Is Jay Cutler actually streamable, and just how high are we on Austin Seferian Jenkins?! Plus, JimboSlice joins us for another preview of the DraftKings lineup that’s bound to win you millions. Before a crucial contest, don’t miss another fire preview!
Dalvin Cook is not a talent you can just replace, but many RBs are available this week who can at least help soften the blow. Bounce back from this brutal loss and find out The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth's favorite Waiver Wire RB targets for Week 5. The boys also break down other injuries, including Julio Jones and Derek Carr, while discussing how owners should move forward. We also reflect on our Wins and Losses for the week, the lessons to be learned from our strong Week 4 of predictions, and take a sneak peak at our season-long Top-5. Finally, we welcome on RSJ Usage Guru J.Coz to break down the emerging Workhorse Backs and Target Hog WRs before wrapping up with another hilarious Whine Line. Don't miss this insanely in-depth (and entertaining) recap of Week 4!
Don’t enter a crucial Week 4 battle without listening to the most in-depth, and entertaining, Fantasy Preview around. We give you the DraftKings lineups that’ll make you a millionaire. We breakdown PFF’s Cornerback grades to give you WR matchups to target or avoid. We dive deep into the rankings to point out which players are set to explode and will win you your week, and who could fall short of expectations and cost you big. Plus, we take a blast up the gut into our most jam-packed mailbag yet. Can we trust Philip Rivers after last week’s dud? What is the right buying price for Le’Veon Bell? Is Jacquizz Rodgers worth your while? Just how high are we on Deshaun Watson this week?! Find out all this and so much more in our most fire preview yet.
(8:31) The guys welcome back Jimbo Slice for his DFS picks
(10:16) QB Picks
(13:05) RB Picks
(16:44) WR Picks
(19:25) TE Picks
(27:43) Wide receiver vs Cornerback matchups with Sam
(36:11) Breaking Down the Rankings
(55:13) The Mail Bag
A man (or business) reveals his true character not by how he wins, but how he loses. In Week 3, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) took repeated uppercuts to the chin with the worst predictive performance of his life. Instead of only confessing our sins, however, Wolf and Truth break down the lessons that can be learned from our mistakes such as Stefon Diggs and TY Hilton’s monster games, Jack Doyle and Rashad Higgins’ disappearing acts, and the floundering Dolphins performance. We also look at the various other crucial takeaways from an insane Sunday of football with our Usage Report and Six Word Stories: Where would Kareem Hunt rank on our season long Big Board? How did the Bengals offense look under new OC Bill Lazor, and who’s rising in value fast? Just how important is Odell Beckham to the Giants? What workhorse backs have cemented their RB1 status, and who’s nosedived into the turf? Plus, after a week of horrendous calls, the silver lining is our most jam-packed whine line yet. Don’t let our tough Week 3 predictions leave you empty-handed. Instead, leave with the info (and entertainment) that’ll strengthen you for a championship run!
The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth welcome defending RSJ Experts League Champ JimboSlice for this Week’s top Sit & Starts. Are we buying Rashard Higgins? Just how high are we on Jack “Beanstalk” Doyle? Which QBs are “can’t miss” in Week 3? Find all this out, and much more. Plus, we break down our top DraftKings plays, including takes on Christian McCaffrey, Jay Ajayi, DeAndre Hopkins and… Ed Dickson? As always, we wrap up with some brutal trade and sit / start questions in our Mailbag. You can’t go into Week 3 battle without first hearing this.
(4:10) Is the Wolf panicking on Eric Decker or Christian McCaffrey?
(7:55) Jimbo Slice joins the guys for Dragons and White Walkers
(9:45) Dragons: QB
(12:11) White Walkers: QB
(13:50) Dragons: RB
(16:42) White Walkers: RB
(19:08) Dragons: WR
(21:14) White Walkers: WR
(23:11) Dragons: TE
(24:44) White Walkers: TE
(26:40) Jimbo Slice hangs around and gives us his DFS picks for the weeks
(31:18) The Week 3 Mail Bag
The Wolf and Truth are thrilled to bring you all the crucial Week 2 takeaways, including who you need to target on the Waiver Wire for Week 3. Find out how to repair your tight end spot after the position was decimated last Sunday, as well as what RBs and WRs are available in over 50% of leagues that could be season-long difference makers. We also exalt our Fantasy Triumphs and confess for our Fantasy Sins while looking at how our predictions fared in Week 2, before opening up our office for some Fantasy Therapy with our brand-new "Fantasy Whine Line" (send in your tragedies now!) Last, we wrap up this loaded session by letting The Intern out of the closet to see who he's buying and selling on The Hype Meter this week. This is a jam-packed episode that can't be missed as you get ready for a crucial Week 3 slate.
(3:18) The unsexy (yet great) production Michael Crabtree
(14:23) The Truth wants to know why The Wolf didn’t rank Mike Evans as his WR 1 this week
(21:48) If we redrafted today would you take Kareem Hunt first overall?
(25:24) The Truth’s daughter offers to train him to get him back in shape
(27:03) Waiver Wire: Filling the Tight End Hole
(34:15) Waiver Wire: The Rest of the Position Players
(40:48) The Truth challenges The Wolf’s pronunciation of Allen Hurns
(42:48) Debut Segment: The Whine Line
(50:14) The Hype Meter with Kevin the Intern
Gaining that crucial fantasy yard is so often the difference between a win and a loss. Thus, the Roto Street Journal is thrilled to bring you our Fantasy Weekend Preview. From Sit / Starts, to Matchup and Ranking Analysis, to our most jam-packed mailbag ever, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth will optimize your seasonal and daily lineups to ensure Week 2 domination. Which studs, middle-pack guys, and super-sleepers are The Wolf higher on than the “experts?” Who surprisingly belongs on benches?
Plus, The Wolf bulldozes like Mike Alstott through our toughest mail bag yet. How will Jacquizz Rodgers fare in his debut, and who should he start over? Is Devante Parker going to feast, and should he be thrown in over more proven options? Can you actually bench Odell if he plays? All this, plus Wolf’s Week 1 Report Card, in our most loaded episode yet.
(8:09) The Wolf battles with Comcast over Redzone at 1 PM on game day
(10:38) The Truth gives the Wolf his Week 1 report card
(21:16) Things we’re ashamed of
(28:48) Breaking Down Week 2 Quarterbacks
(35:55) Breaking Down Week 2 Running Backs
(43:14) Breaking Down Week 2 Wide Receivers
(48:23) Breaking Down Week 2 Tight Ends
(53:42) The Biggest Mail Bag We’ve Ever Had
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The Wolf and The Truth have an emergency meeting to discuss who to snag on the week 2 waiver wire.
We wrap our Preseason Prep by headlining “Our Guys” -- or the guys we’ve gone to bat for more than anyone else. Who do we think are the “must-owns” of 2017? Which players will define Roto Street’s season? Find out as we break down crucial players in a round-by-round approach.
But first, we open up the mailbag to discuss the rookie runners. How do we rank Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, and Christian McCaffrey? Which two would we start if forced to make a Week 1 decision? And how much FAAB is Tyrell Williams worth? Find out all this and so much more now!
(6:43) Mail Bag #1 – Ranking Rookie RBs Hunt, McCaffery, Cook
(10:01) Mail Bag #2 – Is Charcandrick West necessary if you own Kareem Hunt?
(11:42) Mail Bag #3 – Sit/Start? Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, Isaiah Crowell, Christian McCaffrey
(16:55) Mail Bag #4 – How much waiver money should you be willing to spend to get a guy you really want?
(23:55) Grading Nate the Sound Guy’s Draft
(31:04) Our Guys: Drafting the Roto Street Journal Dream Team Round by Round
(52:42) Previewing the Preview Show
Preseason “Dress Rehearsal Week” is in the books, and it brought a ton of cosmic shifts to our fantasy football rankings after season-ending injuries to Julian Edelman, Spencer Ware, and Cameron Meredith. The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth break down all the must-know implications and rankings movement, including Kareem Hunt’s new value, where Edelman’s 158 targets will go, and who could step up in Chicago.
Plus, we put a feather in the cap of this preseason with another round of “3 up, 3 down.” Find out three major risers and fallers based on the entire summer of news and game action. We also dive into the mailbag to discuss Jameis Winston, early-second round targets, and a trade involving Eric Decker, Jordan Reed, and Alshon Jeffery. Don’t miss this crucial episode before your drafts, tune in now!
(3:07) The Wolf gets trashed at Country Fest
(5:48) The guys talk about the season finale of Game of Thrones
(11:07) Mail Bag #1 – Damage Control: Should I keep Murray? Should I keep Winston?
(14:50) Mail Bag #2 – Jordan Reed and Eric Decker for Alshon Jeffery? Am I crazy?
(18:43) Mail Bag #3 – 2nd round pick: Zeke, Gronk, Freeman, or Dez?
(23:04) Preseason—Injuries and other News
(24:19) Julian Edelman
(30:23) Spencer Ware
(31:33) Cameron Meredith
(50:25) 1 Up: Kelvin Benjamin
(52:13) 2 Up: Zack Ertz
(55:31) 3 Up: Mike Gillislee
(57:47) 1 Down: Sammy Watkins
(1:00:42) 2 Down: Leonard Fournette
(1:03:17) 3 Down: Colts Offense
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Denny Carter (@CDCarter13) enters the Wolf’s Den in Episode 28, and brings some scorching fantasy football takes in arguably our best interview yet. After agreeing on the values of Jordan Reed, Donte Moncrief, Stefon Diggs and Jack Doyle, The Wolf and Denny go to battle over Mike Evans, Russell Wilson, and Devante Parker. Plus, we run Denny through The Two Minute offense to find out his most Undervalued & Overvalued players, the mid rounder who’ll win you a title, and the single most important move owners can make in 2017.
Beforehand, The Wolf and Truth preview “Dress Rehearsal Week” and talk about the players and offenses we are most excited to see. Who needs to be on your radar this weekend? What battles could be answered? Last but certainly not least, we talk about the listener’s league, and how our great audience can get a chance to dance against The Wolf and The Truth in 2017. Punch your ticket for this fight in a can’t miss episode of The Fantasy Fullback Dive!
(4:37) Game of Thrones finale thoughts
(6:13) Listener League Invitation—write us a review
(7:47) Draft Guide—The Update
(9:36) The Wolf and The Truth talk about 3 things each they are looking forward to in Week 3 of the Preseason—Dress Rehearsal Week
(19:19) The guys welcome Denny Carter of Draft Day Consultants.com
(25:43) The Truth asks Denny his hypothetical
(30:35) What does Denny Carter think makes a fantasy wolf?
(33:09) The Wolf and Denny both like… Jack Doyle but both hate… Donte Moncrief
(37:10) The Wolf and Denny both like… Stefon Diggs
(39:08) The Wolf and Denny both like… Jordan Reed (but the Truth doesn’t)
(42:42) The Wolf LOVES Mike Evans, Denny just likes him
(46:42) The Wolf likes Russell Wilson, Denny not so much
(50:24) The Wolf likes Davante Parker, Denny not so much
(55:00) They both dislike Jarvis Landry
(56:23) No huddle offense – Rapid Fire
Preseason Week 2 is in the books, and The Wolf and Truth are here to break down all the crucial fantasy football implications. Find out who rose and fell on the Big Board before drafting this week as we dive into the game tape. Also, we keep the mail bag rolling, this time looking at the safety of Michael Crabtree versus the allure of Martavis Bryant. This, of course, devolves into the boys comparing these fantasy talents to women you might meet at a bar, a narrative carried throughout the rest of the show. As always, we also debrief GoT “Beyond the Wall,” while also grading and analyzing recent drafts. The Solar Eclipse may have had our minds more open than usual, but the fantasy knowledge remains impeccable. Be sure to tune in (and subscribe (and rate and review (five stars!)))
(3:32) The guys discuss the good and the bad of the most recent episode of Game of Thrones
(7:26) The Wolf hears about The Truth’s hometown 14 team fantasy draft and in the process discuss rumors surrounding Lesean McCoy and LeGarrette Blount
(15:30) Mail Bag #1 – Michael Crabtree vs. Martavis Bryant? And what kind of woman at a bar does each guy equate to?
(24:19) Adam Singer from the Fantasy Sports Show joins us to tell us about the upcoming mega event in Toronto.
(32:37) The guys discuss the odd effect the solar eclipse appears to be having on them
(35:00) 1 up: Rookie Running Backs
(41:37) 2 up: Dez Bryant (a man among boys)
(43:38) 3 up: Rams Offense
(46:20) Super Down: LeGarrette Blount
(47:46) 1 down: Spencer Ware
(49:08) 2 down: Mike Gillislee
(54:20) 3 down: Eddie Lacy
Missing our interview with Cowboys Insider RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) could cost you huge in Fantasy Football this year...must-listen is an understatement. He has some crucial Ezekiel Elliott news and takes that you NEED to hear before drafting, as it could change your approach to the elite RB entirely. Plus, find out just how manly Dez Bryant is looking in camp, what to expect from Dak Prescott in his sophomore campaign, and what WR and monstrous TE are emerging as major sleepers.
But first, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth dig into our most jam-packed mailbag yet. We steamroll questions on Julio Jones vs. OBJ (or Mike Evans IMO), if Coby Fleener has any hope, approaching the 4th spot, and trading from the top to bottom of the draft. We also revisit what’s keeping us up at night, this time looking at a brutal tier of RBs to sort through. This is a can’t miss, especially with drafts on the horizon, so be sure to tune in (and subscribe) now
(5:08) The guys talk about a few openings at the RSJ
(6:59) Mail Bag #1: Julio Jones or Odell Beckham, Jr.?
(9:04) Mail Bag #2: Is there any hope for Coby Fleener this season?
(11:26) Mail Bag #3: Should I trade down #5 to #9 in the draft?
(15:04) Mail Bag #4: Is Lesean McCoy a viable #4 overall pick?
(23:25) Things That Keep Us Up At Night: Sorting Through a Tier of Running Backs
(37:01) Why Should Our Listeners Trust RJ Ochoa?
(39:12) The Truth asks RJ his hypothetical
(44:13) Zeke: What’s RJ’s Take? (Do not miss)
(46:05) What would the Cowboy’s Backfield Look Like without Zeke?
(48:50) What will the passing game look like in Zeke’s absence?
(50:56) How is Dez Bryant looking?
(53:39) Are there any other Cowboys’ receivers to have on our radar?
(54:22) Rico Gathers—who is he?
(58:19) Game of Thrones with RJ: What NFL Player is the Equivalent of Jamie Lannister?
(1:01:00) Cowboys prediction for the year?
The guys are back together at their usual time to talk about the Sammy Watkins trade, the Jordan Mathews injury, who to take at pick #6 now that Zeke is gone, The Wolf's Winners and Losers from Week 1 of the preseason, and things that keep them up at night.
(3:14) The guys discuss Season 7, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones
(5:41) The Wolf talks about seeing Dunkirk on IMAX
(8:10) Mail Bag #1 – Is Lamar Miller a viable 2nd keeper in a 14 team PPR league?
(12:11) Mail Bag #2 – Pick #6—who do you take now that Zeke is out?
(20:18) Breaking News – Sammy Watkins Trade
(26:21) Breaking News – Jordan Mathews Trade and Immediate Injury
(28:38) Breaking News – Zach Ertz
(32:25) Things That Keep Us Up At Night – Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota?
(44:38) Sneak Peek at The Wolf’s Winners and Losers of Week 1 of the Preseason
Though most fantasy football experts are approaching Ezekiel Elliott's pending suspension with doom and gloom, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) sees an invaluable fantasy football investing opportunity. Find out why our resident guru feels Elliott's suspension could actually win people leagues, where Zeke should be drafted now, and how you can survive his six-game absence to prime yourself for a monster championship run (hint - the answer is NOT Darren McFadden). While everyone else zigs, true Wolves zag and turn this tough situation into a title-winning opportunity. Find out how now!
(5:16) The Wolf lays out his reasoning for drafting Zeke higher than any of the other so-called experts
(7:16) Natural Talent
(7:59) Arrival Time
(9:04) Cheap But Useful Band-Aids Exist
(11:15) The Truth accuses The Wolf of hubris
(13:32) The Wolf goes down the list: Zeke or ??
After months of interviews with beat writers and Fantasy Wolves, The Wolf and Truth pause to knock out a schmorgus board of crucial fantasy football information. Our mailbag has grown full, the Big Board has been updated, and Training Camp has been full of crucial injuries and returns, and we bring you the most informative and entertaining takes on them all.
Truth has been banging out fantasy football mock drafts like an addict, and two guys currently haunting him are DeSean Jackson and Eric Decker. Both have seen huge stock up arrows for The Wolf, but find out who he prefers. The guys also tackle questions surrounding Crowell vs. Hopkins vs. Baldwin, where to take Derrick Henry if you own DeMarco, and Joe Mixon or Dalvin Cook in keeper leagues. Our mailbag is wrapped up with a little RB RB strategy talk, before we move into breaking news. We give you all the important fantasy angles of Quincy Enunwa’s injury, Jay Cutler’s signing, and Martavis Bryant returning. Preview: Austin Sefarian Jenkins will be a thing. We then wrap up this jampacked episode with a sneak peak at The Wolf’s new Big Board. Find out who’s risen and fallen the most before it drops this Friday! All this, plus of course some Thrones Chat and a new Word Association and Hypothetical that has The Wolf taking on Ndamukong Suh in a bar fight. Don’t miss it (and be sure to let us know your thoughts below!)
(4:03) The guys talk about Game of Thrones: Spoils of War
(5:40) The Wolf gets kicked out of a bar
(9:11) Desean Jacskon or Eric Decker?
(12:06) Isaiah Crowell, Doug Baldwin, or Deandre Hopkins as a 2nd keeper?
(15:13) Mail Bag Question #1: When should you reach for Derrick Henry if you draft Demarco Murray?
(19:41) Mail Bag Question #2: Dynasty League: Joe Mixon or Dalvin Cook?
(22:46) Mail Bag Question #3: Drafting From the 10 spot, should I go RB, RB or lock up an WR1?
(30:48) Breaking News: Quincy Enunwa out for the Year—Get Ready for the Austin Sefarian-Jenkins show!
(35:00) Breaking News: The Return of Jay Cutler
(36:53) Breaking News: Martavis Bryant Cleared to Play
(39:35) Word Association and Hypothetical Game
(47:13) Dalvin Cook: Up, Up, Up!
(50:48) Eric Decker: Up, Up, Up!
(53:57) Cameron Meredith: Up, Up, Up!
(56:52) Ameer Abdullah: Down, Down, Down!
(59:00) Jordan Reed: Down, Down, Down!
(1:01:49) Andrew Luck: Down, Down, Down!
We are thrilled to bring you our second Fantasy Wolf, welcoming NFL Talking Heads' Jeff Carrier to the show. Jeff's podcast recently landed on the top-10 Fantasy Football Podcasts of 2017, and minutes into our conversation you can tell why. His approach is far different than The Wolf's, which makes for some exciting and enlightening debate over players like Sammy Watkins, Marshawn Lynch, and Christian McCaffery. We also shed light on some of the most under appreciated guys who, as Jeff says, "just get you points, simple." Find out those names now!
The Wolf and Truth also keep the Fantasy Football mailbag rolling, flying through a key dynasty question surrounding Derrick Henry. Kenneth Dixon's unfortunate injury is also broken down, and the future values of Danny Woodhead and Terrance West are laid out. This is another can't miss show for Fantasy Football fans -- be sure to let us know your thoughts and subscribe if you like what you hear!
(5:20) Mail Bag Question: #7 Rookie Pick and Derrick Henry or the #3 Rookie Pick?
(8:57) Breaking News: Kenneth Dixon Injury
(12:52) We welcome Jeff Carrier to the show
(14:01) Why should we trust the NFL Talking Heads?
(15:00) The Truth’s hypothetical
(17:39) What makes Jeff Carrier a Fantasy Wolf?
(20:11) Jeff and The Wolf are both high on… Michael Crabtree
(22:48) Jeff and The Wolf are both high on… Willie Snead
(24:57) Jeff and The Wolf are both high on… Eric Decker
(27:37) Jeff and The Wolf disagree on… Sammy Watkins
(33:21) Jeff and The Wolf disagree on… Marshawn Lynch
(36:07) Jeff and The Wolf disagree on… Christian McCaffery
(39:26) The No Huddle Offense – Rapid Fire Questions
In easily our best episode yet, The Wolf and Truth debut our Fantasy Wolves segment, welcoming the strongly-opinionated and highly-researched Mitchell Renz. Working for titans like FantasyPros, FantasyFootballers, and GridironExperts, Renz is able to justify bold claims like no others, and comes with some fire takes on Mike Gillislee, Tyreek Hill, Doug Martin, Alshon Jeffery, and John Brown, just to name a few. See how Renz flies through our No Huddle Offense with ease, and sets a nearly impossible bar to top for Future Wolves.
Before digging in with Renz, The Wolf and Truth highlight their desires for increased user engagement, and debut our Mailbag and Review segment. Our first question surrounds Allen Robinson, while our second highlights creative ways to determine Draft Order. We also breakdown the latest on Ezekiel Elliott, and where he lands on The Wolf’s Big Board now, while also touching briefly on the D’Onta Foreman news. This is truly a can’t miss show as we hit our stride at the perfect time: draft prep season.
(3:57) What exactly is "Fantasy Wolves"?
(9:55) Mail: Allen Robinson
(14:32) Mail: Creative Ideas for a Draft Order
(20:25) Breaking News: Zeke
(23:26) Breaking News: D’Onta Foreman
(25:48) Introducing Mitchell Renz
(28:34) The Truth hits Mitchell with a hypothetical: Love Joe Flacco forever or get hit by Ray Lewis once?
(30:18) What separates Mitchell Renz from the pack?
(31:35) The Wolves both like… Doug Martin
(32:59) The Wolves both hate… Alshon Jeffery
(34:33) The Wolves both like… Hunter Henry
(36:06) The Wolves are far apart on… Mike Gillislee
(39:55) The Wolves are far apart on… Tyreek Hill
(43:09) How can Renz have him below John Brown?
(46:30) The Wolves are far apart on… Christian McCaffrey
(49:47) No Huddle (Rapid Fire) Questions
The Wolf and Truth are joined by Fantasy Football 24/7's Derek Brown (DBro_FFB) for easily our most entertaining, yet also one of our most informative, episodes yet. This Fourth Wolf was as no-filter as can be, which matched our style perfectly, and made for some truly lively debate and banter. You don't want to miss these back-and-forths on Ty Montgomery, Matt Ryan, and Tyrell Williams, as well as one of the most jam-packed No Huddle Drills yet. Oh, and the hypothetical debate had The Wolf in tears. Find out why.
Plus, The Wolf debriefs a visit to Pats Training Camp, highlighting James White and Brandin Cooks. We also hit the mailbag and debrief a team drafted in the 10-spot, which The Wolf considers a near perfect squad. Find out who landed on that team, and so much more, in one of our best episodes yet.
(2:21) The Wolf regales us with some of his takeaways from Patriots’ training camp, featuring James White
(8:10) The guys quickly talk about Will Fuller’s injury
(13:18) The Mail Bag: Should you trade up from the 10 spot? If not, who are you going for? The Wolf does a mock draft from that position.
(25:21) The guys welcome Derek Brown from Fantasy Football 24/7 to the show
(27:14) Why should our listeners trust Derek?
(28:52) The Truth asks his hypothetical—and Derek’s answer is great
(34:59) The Wolf and Derek are both high on… Martavis Bryant
(38:12) The Wolf and Derek are both down on… Allen Robinson
(42:20) The Wolf and Derek are both high on… Danny Woodhead
(45:16) The Wolf and Derek disagree on… Matt Ryan
(50:53) The Wolf and Derek disagree on… Ty Montgomery (kind of)
(57:06) The Wolf and Derek disagree on… Tyrell Williams
(1:04:03) The No Huddle Offense
The Wolf and Truth welcome our third Fantasy Football Wolf, returning to GridironExperts to bring Andrew Erickson (@AndrewErickson_) for another loaded interview. Learn from some great debates around Jameis Winston, Davante Adams, and Jeremy Hill, plus find out which under-the-radar Packers’ wide receiver Erickson thinks can land you a Fantasy title.
But first, the resident Roto Street boys discuss some draft strategy surrounding the turn at 24 / 25. Do any RBs deserve consideration, or is it WR-WR only? What if Gronk falls? We of course discuss the latest Game of Thrones action and share some exciting news about The Wolf's fantasy career. Tune in for this loaded episode now! Be sure to subscribe and let us know your thoughts.
(3:50) The guys discuss Game of Thrones
(8:43) The Wolf shares some flattering Draft Guide reviews
(10:29) Mail Bag (Question #1) If you have the overall 1st or 2nd pick in a snake draft, who do you take on the turn with your next couple of picks?
(17:27) The guys welcome Andrew Erickson to the podcast
(19:28) Why should we trust Andrew?
(23:54) The Truth asks his hypothetical
(27:30) Andrew and the Wolf are both high on... Jay Ajayi
(31:16) Andrew and The Wolf are both high on… Marcus Mariotta and Eric Decker
(35:09) Andrew and The Wolf are both low on… Jarvis Landry
(37:33) The Wolf and Andrew disagree on… Jameis Winston
(45:01) The Wolf and Andrew disagree on… Davante Adams
(50:23) The Wolf and Andrew disagree on… Jeremy Hill
(56:37) The No Huddle Offense
The Roto Street Journal moves from one juggernaut to the next, hitting all the fantasy angles of the Oakland Raiders. Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat returns and brings all his fire takes yet again while helping us dig deep into the many fantasy faces here. What will Marshawn Lynch bring to the table, and how many TDs can we expect? Is “the dog” truly coming out of Amari Cooper, and is he primed to explode into the WR1 elite? What juicy tidbit do fantasy owners NEED to know on Michael Crabtree? How will new TE Jordan Cook fit into the scheme? Does Cordarelle Patterson truly have some value? And what do all these pieces mean for Derek Carr, and how will he perform in new OC Todd Downing’s system? This interview is as information-packed as they come, and full of all the no-nonsense Grant always brings.
Also, The Wolf explains how such an offensive force can be taken to an even higher level in 2017, and what it means for fantasy owners. Find out where to draft all your Raiders and what to expect now!
(5:36) Hating or liking players in real life depending how they did for you in fantasy
(7:02) Are there any NFL players other than kickers we think we would have a shot against in a fight?
(9:38) The Oakland Raiders – Taking a Juggernaut to the Next Level
(11:35) Oakland’s New Weapons (Lynch, Cook, and Patterson)
(21:00) The Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree conundrum—do you draft Cooper first?
(23:41) Todd Downing’s Influence on the Raiders’ Offense
(27:38) The guys welcome Grant Cohn back to the show
(28:28) Marshawn Lynch to Oakland—How Does He Look?
(34:23) Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree—How Are the Throws Going to Be Distributed?
(37:02) Derek Carr—Is He Just Going to Light it Up?
(39:57) Jared Cook—Should We Be Excited or Should We Know Better?
(42:50) Cordarelle Patterson—Really?
(44:59) The Rest of the Oakland Backfield
(47:18) Grant’s Predictions For the Raiders’ Season
The Wolf and Truth are back to dive deep into 2016’s top scoring offense, the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta Insider Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic joins us for a fantastic interview: Is Julio Jones’ role evolving, and HOW many yards did she just predict? Will the running game continue thriving without Kyle Shanahan? Was Taylor Gabriel a flash-in-the-pan, or will he be valuable yet again in 2017? All this, and so much more.
Plus, The Wolf breaks down Steve Sarkisian’s coaching history and what it might mean for the 2017 Falcons. How will this offense look? What major changes can owners expect? Where should you draft all the key fantasy cogs. Listen on for yet another fantastic team preview!
(5:18) The Wolf’s Motivation to Succeed
(7:09) The Departure of Kyle Shanahan, the Rise of Steve Sarkisian?
(13:52) The Wolf on Julio Jones in the red zone
(16:14) The Truth on the Falcons’ Backfield Committee—Not Broken, Don’t Fix it
(20:27) Andrew Luck over Matt Ryan?? Lunacy.
(24:56) The guys welcome Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic
(26:08) Jeanna and The Wolf talk the Super Bowl that may or may not have occurred back in February
(30:48) The Gronk Roast and the Drama that Ensued
(35:44) Changes Under Sarkisian?
(37:35) Jeanna on Julio Jones in the Red Zone
(39:43) Jeanna on the Falcons’ Backfield Committee and the Zone Blocking Scheme
(41:22) Jeanna’s Stat Projections for Julio, Freeman, and Coleman
(43:00) Taylor Gabriel or Mohammed Suna?
(45:00) Is Austin Hooper just smoke?
(46:35) Jeanna’s Air Conditioning Guy Show Up and the Interview Ends
Ultimate Rookie Running Back Preview
The Wolf & Truth take a break from Team Previews to bring you the Ultimate Rookie Running Back Preview. To make sure we bring you the most in-depth and hottest takes, we welcome the NFL Draft Insider’s Jared Tokarz. Which running back does Tokarz believe should be taken first, Leonard Fournette or Christian McCaffrey? Does The Wolf agree? What does he feel of Joe Mixon’s upside in Cincy, and is he as down on Dalvin Cook’s landing spot as our crew? Which back wasn’t on our radar, and probably not yours, but absolutely needs to be? And which back was The Wolf high on but is apparently “clunky”? Find out all this and so much more in the deepest rookie running back dive out there.
To make this Episode even more special, we answer the crowd’s callings and welcome back the one and only Simply Shamus. What has him all hot and bothered about Ameer Abdullah, Rob Kelley, and Isaiah Crowell? Plus, we debut our “Fantasy Glossary,” making this a true can’t miss show! Be sure to subscribe and let us know your thoughts below.
(3:48) The Wolf’s Top 5 Fantasy Rookie Running Backs
(11:45) Glossary Term: Plodder
(19:07) The guys welcome Jared Tokarz of the NFL Draft Insider
(20:00) The Truth throws his hypothetical at Jared—and Jared actually gets him to change it
(23:47) Jared’s Fantasy Football Habits
(25:14) Leonard Fournette
(28:20) Christian McCaffrey
(32:03) Dalvin Cook
(33:51) Joe Mixon
(35:43) Joe Williams
(37:14) Kareem Hunt
(38:03) D'Onta Foreman
(40:13) Samaje Perine
(41:33) Saints Backfield
(42:48) Packers Backfield
(44:20) Other guys no one is talking about?
(46:45) The return of Football Fantasies with Simply Shamus
(49:07) Fantasy #1 - Ameer Abdullah
(54:27) Fantasy #2 – Rob Kelley
(58:18) Fantasy #3 – Isaiah Crowell
(1:03:00) The Truth confronts the Wolf over possibly not paying his electric bill
In arguably our most loaded Team Preview yet, The Wolf and Truth return to breakdown every relevant fantasy angle involving the Kansas City Chiefs. To help, we welcome on Kansas City insider Chris Clark, host of Locked on Chiefs, for the inside scoop on every important Chief. Is all the Tyreek Hill hype justified, or is he just the next gadget player to be exposed? Will any running back benefit from Andy Reid’s historically productive scheme, or is this going to be a headache inducing committee? Has Travis Kelce reached his ceiling? Find out all this and much, much more now!
But first, The Wolf digs in deep to Andy Reid’s “West Coast” offense, providing you the trends and philosophies of this quick-strike attack, and how each player fits in. Don’t miss this one, and be sure to subscribe and let us know your thoughts in the reviews!
(3:28) The Truth’s daughter creates Mount Jones—is the Truth deserving of a spot on this monument?
(9:22) Andy Reid’s West Coast scheme broken down by the Wolf including (14:38) Tyreek Hill, (20:52) Travis Kelce, and (24:18) the Kansas City backfield.
(30:55) We welcome Chris Clark, the co-host of the Locked On Chiefs podcast
(31:55) The Truth asks his usual Beast Mode hypothetical—Chris does not even hesitate with his answer
(34:08) Chris Clark’s slant on the Andy Reid West Coast Scheme
(35:39) Pat Mahomes/Alex Smith differences as quarterbacks
(38:20) Chris Clark’s Fantasy Football Habits
(39:19) The Release of Jeremy Maclin—Chris Clark does not like it
(42:01) Tyreek Hill
(48:04) Travis Kelce—is he as good as Gronk??
(51:38) The Kansas City running backs—are we looking at a dreaded fantasy committee?
(55:04) Is Chris Conley the unquestioned WR2?
(57:06) Thoughts on Jamaal Charles in Denver
(59:55) Chris Clark’s season predictions for the Chiefs
The Wolf and Truth return with another information-packed Team Preview, this time featuring a potential rising juggernaut in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Insider Trevor Sikkema of the Pewter Report drops in for one of our most in-depth interviews yet, loaded with fantasy nuggets no one else has. How is this offense evolving with all the new weapons, and what does it mean for Jameis Winston in Year Three? What creative ways is DeSean Jackson being used that no one else knows about? Is the Doug Martin hype worth it, and how will this backfield look during his early season absence? Will Mike Evans still be a bonafide WR1 with so many new mouths to feed? And what Bucs sleeper absolutely needs to be on your radar? Find all this and much more out now!
But first, The Wolf and Truth breakdown Dirk Koetter’s “Four Verticals” scheme, and why this offense is finally set to explode with the right pieces in place. Find out what to expect and where to draft all the big names in this potential fantasy goldmine.
(3:33) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bringing Their Vertical Scheme to Life
(14:03) The guys welcome Trevor Sikkema of the Pewter Report
(14:43) The Truth asks Trevor his favorite hypothetical—become a fan of your least favorite team or get hit by Marshawn Lynch?
(19:22) Is Doug Martin really back?
(25:16) How will the addition of new weapons affect Mike Evans’s fantasy output this season?
(29:09) What should we expect out of Desean Jackson?
(34:36) How will the tight end situation shake out in fantasy terms between Cameron Brate and OJ Howard?
(38:11) What crazy looks could we see from this loaded up offense, and how is Jameis Winston going to handle it all?
(41:57) Are there any players flying below the radar of the general public?
(43:29) Predictions for the season
The New England Patriots are a very strong bet to score the most points in 2017 (and possibly ever, according to The Wolf), making them crucial to understand for fantasy football owners. Thus, we are thrilled to welcome in WEEI Boston Sports Radio’s Ryan Hannable to help us dig deep and get an inside look for another fire team preview. How is Brandin Cooks and Tom Brady’s rapport developing in OTAs, and what kind of usage and numbers should owners expect from New England’s explosive new toy? What type of sense (if any) can owners make from this backfield, and should we be buying all the Rex Burkhead hype? Is Rob Gronkowski moving around OK, and is he still worthy of the #1 TE spot? Plus, on a non-fantasy note, what can New Englanders expect with Jimmy Garropollo next offseason, based on Hannable’s exclusive information from his QB coach?
But first, The Wolf and Truth breakdown what projects to be an offensive juggernaut, as records could truly be chased here. Find out why The (admittedly biased) Wolf feels Brady could have a season for the ages, and how this could alter our approach to drafting QBs. Plus, find out where all the scoring will funnel as we break down the surrounding pieces here in New England.
(7:27) Fans of Teams You Hate But Can’t Really Say Anything To Because Their Team is Great
(9:45) Landing a fantasy guy who is “Chasing Records”
(16:26) New England’s explosive, yet unpredictable Offense
(20:47) The Wolf ranks the Patriots' players as far as their fantasy value
(27:26) The Truth asks Ryan Hannable if he’d rather take a hit from Beast Mode or get caught stealing Tom Brady’s jersey
(30:26) What Ryan is seeing from Brandin Cooks
(33:07) The New England Backfield broken down
(38:04) How does Gronk look?
(40:31) Predictions on Brady’s numbers/The Wolf loses his mind
(44:14) What is going to end up happening with Jimmy G?
(50:45) Patriots Season/Record Predictions
The Roto Street Journal is thrilled to open up our Fantasy Team Previews with the San Francisco 49ers -- perhaps not the flashiest team around, but highly crucial for fantasy owners to understand. To give you the most inside and in-depth information, we welcome Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat, who comes in scorching hot with his incredible football IQ and some outside-the-box takes based on early OTA developments and whisperings. What makes Kyle Shanahan’s running game so effective? How is Carlos Hyde going to fit? Are there any sleeper backs to consider late? Is Pierre Garcon’s reunion with Shanahan as magical as everyone expects? Plus, what sleeper backs and receivers are worth throwing on the late-round Penny Stock list? Grant holds nothing back, and will get you the inside scoops you can’t hear anywhere else.
Plus, The Wolf and Truth breakdown Kyle Shanahan’s coaching history to identify crucial trends to know for Fantasy Football 2017. From his historically dominant outside-zone game, to his love of peppering X receivers with targets, we leave no stone unturned to make sure you understand one of the most important coaching changes of 2017. Some sneaky, but huge ceiling, fantasy value is brewing here, so don’t miss it!
Kyle Shanahan making backfields fantasy relevant (3:26)
Making WR1s fantasy studs, target monsters (10:57)
Grant Cohn interview (14:59)
The Truth's Hypothetical (16:11)
Does Carlos Hyde Fit? (18:40)
Joe Williams? Tim Hightower? (21:55)
Do the 49ers even have an o-line to make any of this matter? (25:08)
Shanahan 1X WRs – Is Pierre Garcon the Man? (27:18)
Other 49ers WRs who are potentially relevant? (29:59)
Is Brian Hoyer the Man? (31:16)
Predictions on the 49ers record (33:17)
How do you say Kyle Juszczyk, and is he important at all? (37:25)
The Wolf and Truth dive into Rounds 1 and 2 of the Roto Street Journal’s first expert fantasy football mock draft of 2017, providing tons of meaningful takeaways from picks 1-24. What’s the best strategy for the early rounds? Where’s the best spot to draft? Who’s off to a great start and who’s making us puke? Learn from all the successes (and especially the failures) in this jam-packed breakdown now!
But first, we give you a taste of our incredible interview with the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Grant Cohn, who provided some scorching takes on the 49ers (don’t miss our team preview in Episode 12 later this week!). We also debut the Salt Report, allowing CJay to release some venom as we discuss Jeremy Maclin’s release, Tyreek Hill’s new prospects, and Carlos Hyde’s recent struggles. Don’t miss another fantastic episode of the Fantasy Fullback Dive!
The Salt Report (4:34)
National Media Being So Late on Tyreek Hill (7:42)
Carlos Hyde’s Fit in San Francisco (12:07)
Managing RSJ Writers (15:03)
Grant Cohn Interview Teaser 49ers Backfield (20:40)
Mock Draft Review Round 1 (24:31)
Mock Draft Review Round 2 (37:00)
The Wolf and Truth return for the third and final part of our 2017 Fantasy Football Running Back preview; if you haven't heard Parts 1 and 2, don't miss RBs 1- 17 in Episode 8 and RBs 18-36 in Episode 9. In Part 3, we discuss "Penny Stocks" and the best strategies for late round drafting, before discussing which late round RBs will maximize your team's upside at minimal cost. We look at talent trapped in muddy depth charts (Hello, Joe Williams and Jamaal Charles), elite handcuffs (Derrick Henry, anyone?), and parts of explosive offenses (New England pass catching backs).
But first, we are thrilled to welcome in Simply_Shamus live, as we breakdown all the arousing news surrounding some breakout, "Penny Stock" WR candidates. Are we buying in on the hype surrounding Devante Parker, Breshad Perriman, and Josh Doctson? Plus, HOW many carries should we expect for Jay Ajayi?! We also discuss some turmoil over at The RSJ, drinking pickle juice, aerial pies, and The Tub Club taking over Walmart on Motorized Scooters.
Don't miss another information and entertainment-packed installment of the Fullback Dive
3:20 Craziness in the RSJ Front Office
9:40 Simply Shamus live from Nantucket
12:15 Football Fantasy #1 Jay Ayaji
16:47 Football Fantasy #2 DeVante Parker
20:44 Football Fantasy #3 Breshad Perriman
24:57 Football Fantasy #4 Josh Doctson
31:27 Part 3 of the RB Preview (Penny Stocks)
35:52 Category 1—Talent/Muddy Depth Chart
40:24 Category 2—Elite Handcuffs, featuring Derrick Henry
48:40 Category 3—Parts of an Explosive Offense (New England)
The Truth is irate about MMQB's top 100 Big Board (6:18)
Football Fantasy #1: Samaje Perine (10:18)
Football Fantasy #2: Joe Williams (17:15)
Football Fantasy #3: Kareem Hunt (22:21)
Football Fantasy #4: Joe Mixon and Cincy O (27:01)
Football Fantasy #5: Seattle RBs (31:01)
The Tier 4 RBs: (38:13) The Wolf defends his high rankings for Mike Gillislee and Doug Martin
The Tier 5 RBs: (48:42) The Wolf explains why he is so down on CJ Anderson
No position experienced a bigger shakeup from the draft and free agency than Running Back, and The Wolf and Truth are here to grade and rank the Top RB1 and RB2s. Who should go after the Big Three? Who's stocks rose and fell most after free agency? Who are we way higher and lower on than the "expert community?" Find out now, after we break down "arousing" news on Spencer Ware, Joe Mixon, Ezekiel Elliott, Kelvin Benjamin, and Donte Moncrief. Plus, as a "make-a-wish" birthday present, we even let our intern out of his cave and into the hallway to record. Don't miss one of our best, most informative episodes yet!Kevin the Intern is "welcomed" to the show (1:20)
The Wolf mentions Joe Williams, a rookie he neglected to mention last episode (8:05)
Football Fantasies (13:30) featuring...
Spencer Ware (17:01)
Joe Mixon (20:38)
Kelvin Benjamin (28:08)
Donte Moncrief (32:43)
Tier 1 of the Top 17 RBs (43:55)
Tier 2 (46:45)
Tier 3 (53:46)
Tier 4 (56:55)
What rookies are our favorites to make an impact on the fantasy field this season? What exactly does Julio Jones have that the Wolf doesn’t have? Can Simply Shamus possibly get us excited when 3 of his 4 Football Fantasies are about Miami Dolphins? Along those lines, how much exactly do we really know about dolphin sex? These questions and more will be answered on Episode 7 of the Fantasy Fullback Dive, brought to you by the Roto Street Journal.
(1:17) The Wolf details his exploits in Las Vegas and sees Julio Jones (5:18).
The Truth gushes about Jamaal Charles (8:54) and the guys speculate about his new role as a Denver Broncos.
Football Fantasies with Simply Shamus (13:14) goes over the most recent news concerning Bilal Powell (15:29) and a trio of Dolphins in Jay Ayaji (19:21), Julius Thomas (22:33), and Devante Parker (29:07).
The guys discuss the Wolf’s list of rising rookies who he likes to make a fantasy impact this season (35:25). Leonard Fournette, Chrisitan McCaffrey, Corey Davis, Mike Williams, and Joe Mixon are among the players they mull over.
What players’ stocks have gone up the most since the draft and who took it on the chin the worst? How much crack did the members of the Chicago Bears’ front office smoke before coming up with their draft strategy? Can Shamus possibly top last week’s reading of Football Fantasies? Will the Wolf end up being Joe Namath drunk the entire time he’s in Vegas? All this and so much more on Episode 6 of the Fantasy Fullback Dive!
On Episode 6 of the Fantasy Fullback Dive, the Wolf eagerly anticipates his upcoming trip to Sin City (1:30) and the Truth reveals a gambling sure thing he saw recently (5:08).
We enthusiastically dive into the latest installment of Football Fantasies with Shamus, where he throws out the latest news about Christian McCaffrey (11:24), Ameer Abdullah (15:50), and Doug Martin (19:24).
The Truth asks the Wolf his knee jerk reaction to the Bears seemingly insane draft strategy (26:02) before they dive into football’s biggest fantasy winners (28:39) and losers (45:05) post-draft.
Who's really going to be the top dog at WR for the Redskins this season between Crowder and Pryor? What can we really expect from Jordan Reed or the Washington backfield? Grant Paulsen from 106.7 The Fan and Fox 5 DC has some bold predictions about these things and more. But first...
The Truth briefly takes the Wolf down memory lane to 1983 when Michael Jackson’s Thriller LP was everywhere and Velcro shoes were brand new and all the rage. Football Fantasies are back and sexier than ever, and the guys argue about each other’s obsessions with David Johnson and Jamaal Charles. We are thrilled to welcome Grant Paulsen from 106.7 The Fan and Fox 5 DC for a great interview. And finally, the Wolf gives us his winners and losers at the WR position after the first wave of free agency.
The Truth and the Wolf take a trip back in time to the mid 80s to discuss Velcro shoes, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and single barred, useless facemasks (1:50)
Football Fantasies kicks off (4:30) and the fellas talk about Eli Manning’s thoughts on Brandon Marshall (5:30), David Johnson getting 30 carries a game (10:08), and Demaryius Thomas “working on his hips” (16:32).
Interview with 106.7 The Fan and Fox 5 in DC’s Grant Paulsen (21:40). They talk about his expectations for Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder, and Jordan Reed, as well as if he expects a move to be made in the Washington backfield.
Winners and Losers at the wide receiver position (35:10).
In this episode, the Truth and the Wolf discuss Tony Romo's retirement (5:28) and the impact it could have on teams like the Broncos and the Texans (10:33).
We dive into Football Fantasies on Marshawn Lynch potentially coming out of retirement (14:10) which leads to the Truth's favorite hypothetical scenario for the Wolf (16:20). The Fantasies continue with Christian McCaffrey possibly landing in New Orleans (20:00) and then a quick talk on Leonard Fournette going to... The Browns (23:23)?!
The guys discuss the value holes that need filling around the league at QB (27:24), RB (29:15), and WR (35:40). The Truth asks the Wolf if he's going to be high on Jacksonville and Cleveland's fantasy productions this season (41:42).
Finally, we welcome CBS's senior draft analyst Dane Brugler to the show (44:40) and get his thoughts on everything from what he thinks of some of the top RBs and WRs in the draft to whether he'd rather let Marshawn Lynch run him over full speed or become a die hard Red Sox fan.
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In this, our 2nd episode, the Truth and the Wolf dive right into football fantasies (2:51) concerning Rob Gronkowski, Demaryius Thomas, Tyreek Hill, Ted Ginn, and Martavis Bryant.
We welcome WEEI's Ryan Hannable for the 2nd time (20:00) to ask him about some of the Patriots' offseason pickups as well as the Truth's standard Marshawn Lynch wearing an old timey leather helmet question.
Finally, we look at the Wolf's biggest winners and losers so far at the running back position (35:30).
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After going through a major revamp, the Roto Street Journal is thrilled to debut our newest creation: the Fantasy Fullback Dive. The Truth and Wolf are back with a clear focus on what you crave most: football. With an in-depth interview diving us deep into the Saints beat scene, a breakdown of the fantasy free agency fallout on Quarterbacks, and some important news surrounding big name talents like David Johnson, Jordan Reed, and, everyone’s favorite Rex Burkhead, Episode One is truly can’t miss stuff for the fantasy football addict.
A bromantic reunion of our two hosts leads into a discussion of the podcast rebrand -- why Fullback Dive? What should you all expect moving forward? We then turn our attention to the “Football Fantasies,” which inevitably spurns an off-tangent rant on Viagra single packs (8:42) to lead into some news blurbs that made us tingle (9:56). From here, we welcome on Nick Underhill, the New Orleans Advocate’s lead Saint beats guy, for a breakdown of one of fantasy’s juggernaut offenses (22:58). What should we expect from Michael Thomas with Brandin Cooks now gone? And what will Cooks bring to New England? Will this defense ever improve, and what do we expect out of the backfield? Finally, we wrap off this jam-packed debut discussing The Wolf’s free agent winners and losers at the quarterback position (39:43). Who gained the most (re: Tom Brady) while who’s tumbling down the rankings? Find out all this and more, and be sure to subscribe and rate us (5 stars) on iTunes and Stitcher!