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 (5:23-8:57), Dalvin Cook (12:26-14:04), Chris Carson (14:53-16:00), and Marlon Mack (17:36-19:17) 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?!)
Plus, after solid efforts from DaeSean Hamilton (30:49), Robert Foster (25:53-29:16), and Robby Anderson (29:50-31:01), who would The Wolf target first on the Waiver Wire? And who’s his top choice between new-featured backs Jamaal Williams (33:13-34:58) and Kalen Ballage (31:04-33:07)? 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.