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.