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.
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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.
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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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