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