The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth welcome defending RSJ Experts League Champ JimboSlice for this Week’s top Sit & Starts. Are we buying Rashard Higgins? Just how high are we on Jack “Beanstalk” Doyle? Which QBs are “can’t miss” in Week 3? Find all this out, and much more. Plus, we break down our top DraftKings plays, including takes on Christian McCaffrey, Jay Ajayi, DeAndre Hopkins and… Ed Dickson? As always, we wrap up with some brutal trade and sit / start questions in our Mailbag. You can’t go into Week 3 battle without first hearing this.
(4:10) Is the Wolf panicking on Eric Decker or Christian McCaffrey?
(7:55) Jimbo Slice joins the guys for Dragons and White Walkers
(9:45) Dragons: QB
(12:11) White Walkers: QB
(13:50) Dragons: RB
(16:42) White Walkers: RB
(19:08) Dragons: WR
(21:14) White Walkers: WR
(23:11) Dragons: TE
(24:44) White Walkers: TE
(26:40) Jimbo Slice hangs around and gives us his DFS picks for the weeks
(31:18) The Week 3 Mail Bag
The Wolf and Truth are thrilled to bring you all the crucial Week 2 takeaways, including who you need to target on the Waiver Wire for Week 3. Find out how to repair your tight end spot after the position was decimated last Sunday, as well as what RBs and WRs are available in over 50% of leagues that could be season-long difference makers. We also exalt our Fantasy Triumphs and confess for our Fantasy Sins while looking at how our predictions fared in Week 2, before opening up our office for some Fantasy Therapy with our brand-new "Fantasy Whine Line" (send in your tragedies now!) Last, we wrap up this loaded session by letting The Intern out of the closet to see who he's buying and selling on The Hype Meter this week. This is a jam-packed episode that can't be missed as you get ready for a crucial Week 3 slate.
(3:18) The unsexy (yet great) production Michael Crabtree
(14:23) The Truth wants to know why The Wolf didn’t rank Mike Evans as his WR 1 this week
(21:48) If we redrafted today would you take Kareem Hunt first overall?
(25:24) The Truth’s daughter offers to train him to get him back in shape
(27:03) Waiver Wire: Filling the Tight End Hole
(34:15) Waiver Wire: The Rest of the Position Players
(40:48) The Truth challenges The Wolf’s pronunciation of Allen Hurns
(42:48) Debut Segment: The Whine Line
(50:14) The Hype Meter with Kevin the Intern
Gaining that crucial fantasy yard is so often the difference between a win and a loss. Thus, the Roto Street Journal is thrilled to bring you our Fantasy Weekend Preview. From Sit / Starts, to Matchup and Ranking Analysis, to our most jam-packed mailbag ever, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth will optimize your seasonal and daily lineups to ensure Week 2 domination. Which studs, middle-pack guys, and super-sleepers are The Wolf higher on than the “experts?” Who surprisingly belongs on benches?
Plus, The Wolf bulldozes like Mike Alstott through our toughest mail bag yet. How will Jacquizz Rodgers fare in his debut, and who should he start over? Is Devante Parker going to feast, and should he be thrown in over more proven options? Can you actually bench Odell if he plays? All this, plus Wolf’s Week 1 Report Card, in our most loaded episode yet.
(8:09) The Wolf battles with Comcast over Redzone at 1 PM on game day
(10:38) The Truth gives the Wolf his Week 1 report card
(21:16) Things we’re ashamed of
(28:48) Breaking Down Week 2 Quarterbacks
(35:55) Breaking Down Week 2 Running Backs
(43:14) Breaking Down Week 2 Wide Receivers
(48:23) Breaking Down Week 2 Tight Ends
(53:42) The Biggest Mail Bag We’ve Ever Had
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The Wolf and The Truth have an emergency meeting to discuss who to snag on the week 2 waiver wire.
We wrap our Preseason Prep by headlining “Our Guys” -- or the guys we’ve gone to bat for more than anyone else. Who do we think are the “must-owns” of 2017? Which players will define Roto Street’s season? Find out as we break down crucial players in a round-by-round approach.
But first, we open up the mailbag to discuss the rookie runners. How do we rank Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, and Christian McCaffrey? Which two would we start if forced to make a Week 1 decision? And how much FAAB is Tyrell Williams worth? Find out all this and so much more now!
(6:43) Mail Bag #1 – Ranking Rookie RBs Hunt, McCaffery, Cook
(10:01) Mail Bag #2 – Is Charcandrick West necessary if you own Kareem Hunt?
(11:42) Mail Bag #3 – Sit/Start? Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, Isaiah Crowell, Christian McCaffrey
(16:55) Mail Bag #4 – How much waiver money should you be willing to spend to get a guy you really want?
(23:55) Grading Nate the Sound Guy’s Draft
(31:04) Our Guys: Drafting the Roto Street Journal Dream Team Round by Round
(52:42) Previewing the Preview Show
Preseason “Dress Rehearsal Week” is in the books, and it brought a ton of cosmic shifts to our fantasy football rankings after season-ending injuries to Julian Edelman, Spencer Ware, and Cameron Meredith. The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth break down all the must-know implications and rankings movement, including Kareem Hunt’s new value, where Edelman’s 158 targets will go, and who could step up in Chicago.
Plus, we put a feather in the cap of this preseason with another round of “3 up, 3 down.” Find out three major risers and fallers based on the entire summer of news and game action. We also dive into the mailbag to discuss Jameis Winston, early-second round targets, and a trade involving Eric Decker, Jordan Reed, and Alshon Jeffery. Don’t miss this crucial episode before your drafts, tune in now!
(3:07) The Wolf gets trashed at Country Fest
(5:48) The guys talk about the season finale of Game of Thrones
(11:07) Mail Bag #1 – Damage Control: Should I keep Murray? Should I keep Winston?
(14:50) Mail Bag #2 – Jordan Reed and Eric Decker for Alshon Jeffery? Am I crazy?
(18:43) Mail Bag #3 – 2nd round pick: Zeke, Gronk, Freeman, or Dez?
(23:04) Preseason—Injuries and other News
(24:19) Julian Edelman
(30:23) Spencer Ware
(31:33) Cameron Meredith
(50:25) 1 Up: Kelvin Benjamin
(52:13) 2 Up: Zack Ertz
(55:31) 3 Up: Mike Gillislee
(57:47) 1 Down: Sammy Watkins
(1:00:42) 2 Down: Leonard Fournette
(1:03:17) 3 Down: Colts Offense
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Denny Carter (@CDCarter13) enters the Wolf’s Den in Episode 28, and brings some scorching fantasy football takes in arguably our best interview yet. After agreeing on the values of Jordan Reed, Donte Moncrief, Stefon Diggs and Jack Doyle, The Wolf and Denny go to battle over Mike Evans, Russell Wilson, and Devante Parker. Plus, we run Denny through The Two Minute offense to find out his most Undervalued & Overvalued players, the mid rounder who’ll win you a title, and the single most important move owners can make in 2017.
Beforehand, The Wolf and Truth preview “Dress Rehearsal Week” and talk about the players and offenses we are most excited to see. Who needs to be on your radar this weekend? What battles could be answered? Last but certainly not least, we talk about the listener’s league, and how our great audience can get a chance to dance against The Wolf and The Truth in 2017. Punch your ticket for this fight in a can’t miss episode of The Fantasy Fullback Dive!
(4:37) Game of Thrones finale thoughts
(6:13) Listener League Invitation—write us a review
(7:47) Draft Guide—The Update
(9:36) The Wolf and The Truth talk about 3 things each they are looking forward to in Week 3 of the Preseason—Dress Rehearsal Week
(19:19) The guys welcome Denny Carter of Draft Day Consultants.com
(25:43) The Truth asks Denny his hypothetical
(30:35) What does Denny Carter think makes a fantasy wolf?
(33:09) The Wolf and Denny both like… Jack Doyle but both hate… Donte Moncrief
(37:10) The Wolf and Denny both like… Stefon Diggs
(39:08) The Wolf and Denny both like… Jordan Reed (but the Truth doesn’t)
(42:42) The Wolf LOVES Mike Evans, Denny just likes him
(46:42) The Wolf likes Russell Wilson, Denny not so much
(50:24) The Wolf likes Davante Parker, Denny not so much
(55:00) They both dislike Jarvis Landry
(56:23) No huddle offense – Rapid Fire
Preseason Week 2 is in the books, and The Wolf and Truth are here to break down all the crucial fantasy football implications. Find out who rose and fell on the Big Board before drafting this week as we dive into the game tape. Also, we keep the mail bag rolling, this time looking at the safety of Michael Crabtree versus the allure of Martavis Bryant. This, of course, devolves into the boys comparing these fantasy talents to women you might meet at a bar, a narrative carried throughout the rest of the show. As always, we also debrief GoT “Beyond the Wall,” while also grading and analyzing recent drafts. The Solar Eclipse may have had our minds more open than usual, but the fantasy knowledge remains impeccable. Be sure to tune in (and subscribe (and rate and review (five stars!)))
(3:32) The guys discuss the good and the bad of the most recent episode of Game of Thrones
(7:26) The Wolf hears about The Truth’s hometown 14 team fantasy draft and in the process discuss rumors surrounding Lesean McCoy and LeGarrette Blount
(15:30) Mail Bag #1 – Michael Crabtree vs. Martavis Bryant? And what kind of woman at a bar does each guy equate to?
(24:19) Adam Singer from the Fantasy Sports Show joins us to tell us about the upcoming mega event in Toronto.
(32:37) The guys discuss the odd effect the solar eclipse appears to be having on them
(35:00) 1 up: Rookie Running Backs
(41:37) 2 up: Dez Bryant (a man among boys)
(43:38) 3 up: Rams Offense
(46:20) Super Down: LeGarrette Blount
(47:46) 1 down: Spencer Ware
(49:08) 2 down: Mike Gillislee
(54:20) 3 down: Eddie Lacy
Missing our interview with Cowboys Insider RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) could cost you huge in Fantasy Football this year...must-listen is an understatement. He has some crucial Ezekiel Elliott news and takes that you NEED to hear before drafting, as it could change your approach to the elite RB entirely. Plus, find out just how manly Dez Bryant is looking in camp, what to expect from Dak Prescott in his sophomore campaign, and what WR and monstrous TE are emerging as major sleepers.
But first, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) and Truth dig into our most jam-packed mailbag yet. We steamroll questions on Julio Jones vs. OBJ (or Mike Evans IMO), if Coby Fleener has any hope, approaching the 4th spot, and trading from the top to bottom of the draft. We also revisit what’s keeping us up at night, this time looking at a brutal tier of RBs to sort through. This is a can’t miss, especially with drafts on the horizon, so be sure to tune in (and subscribe) now
(5:08) The guys talk about a few openings at the RSJ
(6:59) Mail Bag #1: Julio Jones or Odell Beckham, Jr.?
(9:04) Mail Bag #2: Is there any hope for Coby Fleener this season?
(11:26) Mail Bag #3: Should I trade down #5 to #9 in the draft?
(15:04) Mail Bag #4: Is Lesean McCoy a viable #4 overall pick?
(23:25) Things That Keep Us Up At Night: Sorting Through a Tier of Running Backs
(37:01) Why Should Our Listeners Trust RJ Ochoa?
(39:12) The Truth asks RJ his hypothetical
(44:13) Zeke: What’s RJ’s Take? (Do not miss)
(46:05) What would the Cowboy’s Backfield Look Like without Zeke?
(48:50) What will the passing game look like in Zeke’s absence?
(50:56) How is Dez Bryant looking?
(53:39) Are there any other Cowboys’ receivers to have on our radar?
(54:22) Rico Gathers—who is he?
(58:19) Game of Thrones with RJ: What NFL Player is the Equivalent of Jamie Lannister?
(1:01:00) Cowboys prediction for the year?
The guys are back together at their usual time to talk about the Sammy Watkins trade, the Jordan Mathews injury, who to take at pick #6 now that Zeke is gone, The Wolf's Winners and Losers from Week 1 of the preseason, and things that keep them up at night.
(3:14) The guys discuss Season 7, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones
(5:41) The Wolf talks about seeing Dunkirk on IMAX
(8:10) Mail Bag #1 – Is Lamar Miller a viable 2nd keeper in a 14 team PPR league?
(12:11) Mail Bag #2 – Pick #6—who do you take now that Zeke is out?
(20:18) Breaking News – Sammy Watkins Trade
(26:21) Breaking News – Jordan Mathews Trade and Immediate Injury
(28:38) Breaking News – Zach Ertz
(32:25) Things That Keep Us Up At Night – Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota?
(44:38) Sneak Peek at The Wolf’s Winners and Losers of Week 1 of the Preseason
Though most fantasy football experts are approaching Ezekiel Elliott's pending suspension with doom and gloom, The Wolf (@RotoStreetWolf) sees an invaluable fantasy football investing opportunity. Find out why our resident guru feels Elliott's suspension could actually win people leagues, where Zeke should be drafted now, and how you can survive his six-game absence to prime yourself for a monster championship run (hint - the answer is NOT Darren McFadden). While everyone else zigs, true Wolves zag and turn this tough situation into a title-winning opportunity. Find out how now!
(5:16) The Wolf lays out his reasoning for drafting Zeke higher than any of the other so-called experts
(7:16) Natural Talent
(7:59) Arrival Time
(9:04) Cheap But Useful Band-Aids Exist
(11:15) The Truth accuses The Wolf of hubris
(13:32) The Wolf goes down the list: Zeke or ??
After months of interviews with beat writers and Fantasy Wolves, The Wolf and Truth pause to knock out a schmorgus board of crucial fantasy football information. Our mailbag has grown full, the Big Board has been updated, and Training Camp has been full of crucial injuries and returns, and we bring you the most informative and entertaining takes on them all.
Truth has been banging out fantasy football mock drafts like an addict, and two guys currently haunting him are DeSean Jackson and Eric Decker. Both have seen huge stock up arrows for The Wolf, but find out who he prefers. The guys also tackle questions surrounding Crowell vs. Hopkins vs. Baldwin, where to take Derrick Henry if you own DeMarco, and Joe Mixon or Dalvin Cook in keeper leagues. Our mailbag is wrapped up with a little RB RB strategy talk, before we move into breaking news. We give you all the important fantasy angles of Quincy Enunwa’s injury, Jay Cutler’s signing, and Martavis Bryant returning. Preview: Austin Sefarian Jenkins will be a thing. We then wrap up this jampacked episode with a sneak peak at The Wolf’s new Big Board. Find out who’s risen and fallen the most before it drops this Friday! All this, plus of course some Thrones Chat and a new Word Association and Hypothetical that has The Wolf taking on Ndamukong Suh in a bar fight. Don’t miss it (and be sure to let us know your thoughts below!)
(4:03) The guys talk about Game of Thrones: Spoils of War
(5:40) The Wolf gets kicked out of a bar
(9:11) Desean Jacskon or Eric Decker?
(12:06) Isaiah Crowell, Doug Baldwin, or Deandre Hopkins as a 2nd keeper?
(15:13) Mail Bag Question #1: When should you reach for Derrick Henry if you draft Demarco Murray?
(19:41) Mail Bag Question #2: Dynasty League: Joe Mixon or Dalvin Cook?
(22:46) Mail Bag Question #3: Drafting From the 10 spot, should I go RB, RB or lock up an WR1?
(30:48) Breaking News: Quincy Enunwa out for the Year—Get Ready for the Austin Sefarian-Jenkins show!
(35:00) Breaking News: The Return of Jay Cutler
(36:53) Breaking News: Martavis Bryant Cleared to Play
(39:35) Word Association and Hypothetical Game
(47:13) Dalvin Cook: Up, Up, Up!
(50:48) Eric Decker: Up, Up, Up!
(53:57) Cameron Meredith: Up, Up, Up!
(56:52) Ameer Abdullah: Down, Down, Down!
(59:00) Jordan Reed: Down, Down, Down!
(1:01:49) Andrew Luck: Down, Down, Down!
We are thrilled to bring you our second Fantasy Wolf, welcoming NFL Talking Heads' Jeff Carrier to the show. Jeff's podcast recently landed on the top-10 Fantasy Football Podcasts of 2017, and minutes into our conversation you can tell why. His approach is far different than The Wolf's, which makes for some exciting and enlightening debate over players like Sammy Watkins, Marshawn Lynch, and Christian McCaffery. We also shed light on some of the most under appreciated guys who, as Jeff says, "just get you points, simple." Find out those names now!
The Wolf and Truth also keep the Fantasy Football mailbag rolling, flying through a key dynasty question surrounding Derrick Henry. Kenneth Dixon's unfortunate injury is also broken down, and the future values of Danny Woodhead and Terrance West are laid out. This is another can't miss show for Fantasy Football fans -- be sure to let us know your thoughts and subscribe if you like what you hear!
(5:20) Mail Bag Question: #7 Rookie Pick and Derrick Henry or the #3 Rookie Pick?
(8:57) Breaking News: Kenneth Dixon Injury
(12:52) We welcome Jeff Carrier to the show
(14:01) Why should we trust the NFL Talking Heads?
(15:00) The Truth’s hypothetical
(17:39) What makes Jeff Carrier a Fantasy Wolf?
(20:11) Jeff and The Wolf are both high on… Michael Crabtree
(22:48) Jeff and The Wolf are both high on… Willie Snead
(24:57) Jeff and The Wolf are both high on… Eric Decker
(27:37) Jeff and The Wolf disagree on… Sammy Watkins
(33:21) Jeff and The Wolf disagree on… Marshawn Lynch
(36:07) Jeff and The Wolf disagree on… Christian McCaffery
(39:26) The No Huddle Offense – Rapid Fire Questions
In easily our best episode yet, The Wolf and Truth debut our Fantasy Wolves segment, welcoming the strongly-opinionated and highly-researched Mitchell Renz. Working for titans like FantasyPros, FantasyFootballers, and GridironExperts, Renz is able to justify bold claims like no others, and comes with some fire takes on Mike Gillislee, Tyreek Hill, Doug Martin, Alshon Jeffery, and John Brown, just to name a few. See how Renz flies through our No Huddle Offense with ease, and sets a nearly impossible bar to top for Future Wolves.
Before digging in with Renz, The Wolf and Truth highlight their desires for increased user engagement, and debut our Mailbag and Review segment. Our first question surrounds Allen Robinson, while our second highlights creative ways to determine Draft Order. We also breakdown the latest on Ezekiel Elliott, and where he lands on The Wolf’s Big Board now, while also touching briefly on the D’Onta Foreman news. This is truly a can’t miss show as we hit our stride at the perfect time: draft prep season.
(3:57) What exactly is "Fantasy Wolves"?
(9:55) Mail: Allen Robinson
(14:32) Mail: Creative Ideas for a Draft Order
(20:25) Breaking News: Zeke
(23:26) Breaking News: D’Onta Foreman
(25:48) Introducing Mitchell Renz
(28:34) The Truth hits Mitchell with a hypothetical: Love Joe Flacco forever or get hit by Ray Lewis once?
(30:18) What separates Mitchell Renz from the pack?
(31:35) The Wolves both like… Doug Martin
(32:59) The Wolves both hate… Alshon Jeffery
(34:33) The Wolves both like… Hunter Henry
(36:06) The Wolves are far apart on… Mike Gillislee
(39:55) The Wolves are far apart on… Tyreek Hill
(43:09) How can Renz have him below John Brown?
(46:30) The Wolves are far apart on… Christian McCaffrey
(49:47) No Huddle (Rapid Fire) Questions
The Wolf and Truth are joined by Fantasy Football 24/7's Derek Brown (DBro_FFB) for easily our most entertaining, yet also one of our most informative, episodes yet. This Fourth Wolf was as no-filter as can be, which matched our style perfectly, and made for some truly lively debate and banter. You don't want to miss these back-and-forths on Ty Montgomery, Matt Ryan, and Tyrell Williams, as well as one of the most jam-packed No Huddle Drills yet. Oh, and the hypothetical debate had The Wolf in tears. Find out why.
Plus, The Wolf debriefs a visit to Pats Training Camp, highlighting James White and Brandin Cooks. We also hit the mailbag and debrief a team drafted in the 10-spot, which The Wolf considers a near perfect squad. Find out who landed on that team, and so much more, in one of our best episodes yet.
(2:21) The Wolf regales us with some of his takeaways from Patriots’ training camp, featuring James White
(8:10) The guys quickly talk about Will Fuller’s injury
(13:18) The Mail Bag: Should you trade up from the 10 spot? If not, who are you going for? The Wolf does a mock draft from that position.
(25:21) The guys welcome Derek Brown from Fantasy Football 24/7 to the show
(27:14) Why should our listeners trust Derek?
(28:52) The Truth asks his hypothetical—and Derek’s answer is great
(34:59) The Wolf and Derek are both high on… Martavis Bryant
(38:12) The Wolf and Derek are both down on… Allen Robinson
(42:20) The Wolf and Derek are both high on… Danny Woodhead
(45:16) The Wolf and Derek disagree on… Matt Ryan
(50:53) The Wolf and Derek disagree on… Ty Montgomery (kind of)
(57:06) The Wolf and Derek disagree on… Tyrell Williams
(1:04:03) The No Huddle Offense
The Wolf and Truth welcome our third Fantasy Football Wolf, returning to GridironExperts to bring Andrew Erickson (@AndrewErickson_) for another loaded interview. Learn from some great debates around Jameis Winston, Davante Adams, and Jeremy Hill, plus find out which under-the-radar Packers’ wide receiver Erickson thinks can land you a Fantasy title.
But first, the resident Roto Street boys discuss some draft strategy surrounding the turn at 24 / 25. Do any RBs deserve consideration, or is it WR-WR only? What if Gronk falls? We of course discuss the latest Game of Thrones action and share some exciting news about The Wolf's fantasy career. Tune in for this loaded episode now! Be sure to subscribe and let us know your thoughts.
(3:50) The guys discuss Game of Thrones
(8:43) The Wolf shares some flattering Draft Guide reviews
(10:29) Mail Bag (Question #1) If you have the overall 1st or 2nd pick in a snake draft, who do you take on the turn with your next couple of picks?
(17:27) The guys welcome Andrew Erickson to the podcast
(19:28) Why should we trust Andrew?
(23:54) The Truth asks his hypothetical
(27:30) Andrew and the Wolf are both high on... Jay Ajayi
(31:16) Andrew and The Wolf are both high on… Marcus Mariotta and Eric Decker
(35:09) Andrew and The Wolf are both low on… Jarvis Landry
(37:33) The Wolf and Andrew disagree on… Jameis Winston
(45:01) The Wolf and Andrew disagree on… Davante Adams
(50:23) The Wolf and Andrew disagree on… Jeremy Hill
(56:37) The No Huddle Offense
The Roto Street Journal moves from one juggernaut to the next, hitting all the fantasy angles of the Oakland Raiders. Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat returns and brings all his fire takes yet again while helping us dig deep into the many fantasy faces here. What will Marshawn Lynch bring to the table, and how many TDs can we expect? Is “the dog” truly coming out of Amari Cooper, and is he primed to explode into the WR1 elite? What juicy tidbit do fantasy owners NEED to know on Michael Crabtree? How will new TE Jordan Cook fit into the scheme? Does Cordarelle Patterson truly have some value? And what do all these pieces mean for Derek Carr, and how will he perform in new OC Todd Downing’s system? This interview is as information-packed as they come, and full of all the no-nonsense Grant always brings.
Also, The Wolf explains how such an offensive force can be taken to an even higher level in 2017, and what it means for fantasy owners. Find out where to draft all your Raiders and what to expect now!
(5:36) Hating or liking players in real life depending how they did for you in fantasy
(7:02) Are there any NFL players other than kickers we think we would have a shot against in a fight?
(9:38) The Oakland Raiders – Taking a Juggernaut to the Next Level
(11:35) Oakland’s New Weapons (Lynch, Cook, and Patterson)
(21:00) The Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree conundrum—do you draft Cooper first?
(23:41) Todd Downing’s Influence on the Raiders’ Offense
(27:38) The guys welcome Grant Cohn back to the show
(28:28) Marshawn Lynch to Oakland—How Does He Look?
(34:23) Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree—How Are the Throws Going to Be Distributed?
(37:02) Derek Carr—Is He Just Going to Light it Up?
(39:57) Jared Cook—Should We Be Excited or Should We Know Better?
(42:50) Cordarelle Patterson—Really?
(44:59) The Rest of the Oakland Backfield
(47:18) Grant’s Predictions For the Raiders’ Season
The Wolf and Truth are back to dive deep into 2016’s top scoring offense, the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta Insider Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic joins us for a fantastic interview: Is Julio Jones’ role evolving, and HOW many yards did she just predict? Will the running game continue thriving without Kyle Shanahan? Was Taylor Gabriel a flash-in-the-pan, or will he be valuable yet again in 2017? All this, and so much more.
Plus, The Wolf breaks down Steve Sarkisian’s coaching history and what it might mean for the 2017 Falcons. How will this offense look? What major changes can owners expect? Where should you draft all the key fantasy cogs. Listen on for yet another fantastic team preview!
(5:18) The Wolf’s Motivation to Succeed
(7:09) The Departure of Kyle Shanahan, the Rise of Steve Sarkisian?
(13:52) The Wolf on Julio Jones in the red zone
(16:14) The Truth on the Falcons’ Backfield Committee—Not Broken, Don’t Fix it
(20:27) Andrew Luck over Matt Ryan?? Lunacy.
(24:56) The guys welcome Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic
(26:08) Jeanna and The Wolf talk the Super Bowl that may or may not have occurred back in February
(30:48) The Gronk Roast and the Drama that Ensued
(35:44) Changes Under Sarkisian?
(37:35) Jeanna on Julio Jones in the Red Zone
(39:43) Jeanna on the Falcons’ Backfield Committee and the Zone Blocking Scheme
(41:22) Jeanna’s Stat Projections for Julio, Freeman, and Coleman
(43:00) Taylor Gabriel or Mohammed Suna?
(45:00) Is Austin Hooper just smoke?
(46:35) Jeanna’s Air Conditioning Guy Show Up and the Interview Ends
Ultimate Rookie Running Back Preview
The Wolf & Truth take a break from Team Previews to bring you the Ultimate Rookie Running Back Preview. To make sure we bring you the most in-depth and hottest takes, we welcome the NFL Draft Insider’s Jared Tokarz. Which running back does Tokarz believe should be taken first, Leonard Fournette or Christian McCaffrey? Does The Wolf agree? What does he feel of Joe Mixon’s upside in Cincy, and is he as down on Dalvin Cook’s landing spot as our crew? Which back wasn’t on our radar, and probably not yours, but absolutely needs to be? And which back was The Wolf high on but is apparently “clunky”? Find out all this and so much more in the deepest rookie running back dive out there.
To make this Episode even more special, we answer the crowd’s callings and welcome back the one and only Simply Shamus. What has him all hot and bothered about Ameer Abdullah, Rob Kelley, and Isaiah Crowell? Plus, we debut our “Fantasy Glossary,” making this a true can’t miss show! Be sure to subscribe and let us know your thoughts below.
(3:48) The Wolf’s Top 5 Fantasy Rookie Running Backs
(11:45) Glossary Term: Plodder
(19:07) The guys welcome Jared Tokarz of the NFL Draft Insider
(20:00) The Truth throws his hypothetical at Jared—and Jared actually gets him to change it
(23:47) Jared’s Fantasy Football Habits
(25:14) Leonard Fournette
(28:20) Christian McCaffrey
(32:03) Dalvin Cook
(33:51) Joe Mixon
(35:43) Joe Williams
(37:14) Kareem Hunt
(38:03) D'Onta Foreman
(40:13) Samaje Perine
(41:33) Saints Backfield
(42:48) Packers Backfield
(44:20) Other guys no one is talking about?
(46:45) The return of Football Fantasies with Simply Shamus
(49:07) Fantasy #1 - Ameer Abdullah
(54:27) Fantasy #2 – Rob Kelley
(58:18) Fantasy #3 – Isaiah Crowell
(1:03:00) The Truth confronts the Wolf over possibly not paying his electric bill
In arguably our most loaded Team Preview yet, The Wolf and Truth return to breakdown every relevant fantasy angle involving the Kansas City Chiefs. To help, we welcome on Kansas City insider Chris Clark, host of Locked on Chiefs, for the inside scoop on every important Chief. Is all the Tyreek Hill hype justified, or is he just the next gadget player to be exposed? Will any running back benefit from Andy Reid’s historically productive scheme, or is this going to be a headache inducing committee? Has Travis Kelce reached his ceiling? Find out all this and much, much more now!
But first, The Wolf digs in deep to Andy Reid’s “West Coast” offense, providing you the trends and philosophies of this quick-strike attack, and how each player fits in. Don’t miss this one, and be sure to subscribe and let us know your thoughts in the reviews!
(3:28) The Truth’s daughter creates Mount Jones—is the Truth deserving of a spot on this monument?
(9:22) Andy Reid’s West Coast scheme broken down by the Wolf including (14:38) Tyreek Hill, (20:52) Travis Kelce, and (24:18) the Kansas City backfield.
(30:55) We welcome Chris Clark, the co-host of the Locked On Chiefs podcast
(31:55) The Truth asks his usual Beast Mode hypothetical—Chris does not even hesitate with his answer
(34:08) Chris Clark’s slant on the Andy Reid West Coast Scheme
(35:39) Pat Mahomes/Alex Smith differences as quarterbacks
(38:20) Chris Clark’s Fantasy Football Habits
(39:19) The Release of Jeremy Maclin—Chris Clark does not like it
(42:01) Tyreek Hill
(48:04) Travis Kelce—is he as good as Gronk??
(51:38) The Kansas City running backs—are we looking at a dreaded fantasy committee?
(55:04) Is Chris Conley the unquestioned WR2?
(57:06) Thoughts on Jamaal Charles in Denver
(59:55) Chris Clark’s season predictions for the Chiefs
The Wolf and Truth return with another information-packed Team Preview, this time featuring a potential rising juggernaut in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Insider Trevor Sikkema of the Pewter Report drops in for one of our most in-depth interviews yet, loaded with fantasy nuggets no one else has. How is this offense evolving with all the new weapons, and what does it mean for Jameis Winston in Year Three? What creative ways is DeSean Jackson being used that no one else knows about? Is the Doug Martin hype worth it, and how will this backfield look during his early season absence? Will Mike Evans still be a bonafide WR1 with so many new mouths to feed? And what Bucs sleeper absolutely needs to be on your radar? Find all this and much more out now!
But first, The Wolf and Truth breakdown Dirk Koetter’s “Four Verticals” scheme, and why this offense is finally set to explode with the right pieces in place. Find out what to expect and where to draft all the big names in this potential fantasy goldmine.
(3:33) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bringing Their Vertical Scheme to Life
(14:03) The guys welcome Trevor Sikkema of the Pewter Report
(14:43) The Truth asks Trevor his favorite hypothetical—become a fan of your least favorite team or get hit by Marshawn Lynch?
(19:22) Is Doug Martin really back?
(25:16) How will the addition of new weapons affect Mike Evans’s fantasy output this season?
(29:09) What should we expect out of Desean Jackson?
(34:36) How will the tight end situation shake out in fantasy terms between Cameron Brate and OJ Howard?
(38:11) What crazy looks could we see from this loaded up offense, and how is Jameis Winston going to handle it all?
(41:57) Are there any players flying below the radar of the general public?
(43:29) Predictions for the season
The New England Patriots are a very strong bet to score the most points in 2017 (and possibly ever, according to The Wolf), making them crucial to understand for fantasy football owners. Thus, we are thrilled to welcome in WEEI Boston Sports Radio’s Ryan Hannable to help us dig deep and get an inside look for another fire team preview. How is Brandin Cooks and Tom Brady’s rapport developing in OTAs, and what kind of usage and numbers should owners expect from New England’s explosive new toy? What type of sense (if any) can owners make from this backfield, and should we be buying all the Rex Burkhead hype? Is Rob Gronkowski moving around OK, and is he still worthy of the #1 TE spot? Plus, on a non-fantasy note, what can New Englanders expect with Jimmy Garropollo next offseason, based on Hannable’s exclusive information from his QB coach?
But first, The Wolf and Truth breakdown what projects to be an offensive juggernaut, as records could truly be chased here. Find out why The (admittedly biased) Wolf feels Brady could have a season for the ages, and how this could alter our approach to drafting QBs. Plus, find out where all the scoring will funnel as we break down the surrounding pieces here in New England.
(7:27) Fans of Teams You Hate But Can’t Really Say Anything To Because Their Team is Great
(9:45) Landing a fantasy guy who is “Chasing Records”
(16:26) New England’s explosive, yet unpredictable Offense
(20:47) The Wolf ranks the Patriots' players as far as their fantasy value
(27:26) The Truth asks Ryan Hannable if he’d rather take a hit from Beast Mode or get caught stealing Tom Brady’s jersey
(30:26) What Ryan is seeing from Brandin Cooks
(33:07) The New England Backfield broken down
(38:04) How does Gronk look?
(40:31) Predictions on Brady’s numbers/The Wolf loses his mind
(44:14) What is going to end up happening with Jimmy G?
(50:45) Patriots Season/Record Predictions
The Roto Street Journal is thrilled to open up our Fantasy Team Previews with the San Francisco 49ers -- perhaps not the flashiest team around, but highly crucial for fantasy owners to understand. To give you the most inside and in-depth information, we welcome Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat, who comes in scorching hot with his incredible football IQ and some outside-the-box takes based on early OTA developments and whisperings. What makes Kyle Shanahan’s running game so effective? How is Carlos Hyde going to fit? Are there any sleeper backs to consider late? Is Pierre Garcon’s reunion with Shanahan as magical as everyone expects? Plus, what sleeper backs and receivers are worth throwing on the late-round Penny Stock list? Grant holds nothing back, and will get you the inside scoops you can’t hear anywhere else.
Plus, The Wolf and Truth breakdown Kyle Shanahan’s coaching history to identify crucial trends to know for Fantasy Football 2017. From his historically dominant outside-zone game, to his love of peppering X receivers with targets, we leave no stone unturned to make sure you understand one of the most important coaching changes of 2017. Some sneaky, but huge ceiling, fantasy value is brewing here, so don’t miss it!
Kyle Shanahan making backfields fantasy relevant (3:26)
Making WR1s fantasy studs, target monsters (10:57)
Grant Cohn interview (14:59)
The Truth's Hypothetical (16:11)
Does Carlos Hyde Fit? (18:40)
Joe Williams? Tim Hightower? (21:55)
Do the 49ers even have an o-line to make any of this matter? (25:08)
Shanahan 1X WRs – Is Pierre Garcon the Man? (27:18)
Other 49ers WRs who are potentially relevant? (29:59)
Is Brian Hoyer the Man? (31:16)
Predictions on the 49ers record (33:17)
How do you say Kyle Juszczyk, and is he important at all? (37:25)
The Wolf and Truth dive into Rounds 1 and 2 of the Roto Street Journal’s first expert fantasy football mock draft of 2017, providing tons of meaningful takeaways from picks 1-24. What’s the best strategy for the early rounds? Where’s the best spot to draft? Who’s off to a great start and who’s making us puke? Learn from all the successes (and especially the failures) in this jam-packed breakdown now!
But first, we give you a taste of our incredible interview with the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Grant Cohn, who provided some scorching takes on the 49ers (don’t miss our team preview in Episode 12 later this week!). We also debut the Salt Report, allowing CJay to release some venom as we discuss Jeremy Maclin’s release, Tyreek Hill’s new prospects, and Carlos Hyde’s recent struggles. Don’t miss another fantastic episode of the Fantasy Fullback Dive!
The Salt Report (4:34)
National Media Being So Late on Tyreek Hill (7:42)
Carlos Hyde’s Fit in San Francisco (12:07)
Managing RSJ Writers (15:03)
Grant Cohn Interview Teaser 49ers Backfield (20:40)
Mock Draft Review Round 1 (24:31)
Mock Draft Review Round 2 (37:00)
The Wolf and Truth return for the third and final part of our 2017 Fantasy Football Running Back preview; if you haven't heard Parts 1 and 2, don't miss RBs 1- 17 in Episode 8 and RBs 18-36 in Episode 9. In Part 3, we discuss "Penny Stocks" and the best strategies for late round drafting, before discussing which late round RBs will maximize your team's upside at minimal cost. We look at talent trapped in muddy depth charts (Hello, Joe Williams and Jamaal Charles), elite handcuffs (Derrick Henry, anyone?), and parts of explosive offenses (New England pass catching backs).
But first, we are thrilled to welcome in Simply_Shamus live, as we breakdown all the arousing news surrounding some breakout, "Penny Stock" WR candidates. Are we buying in on the hype surrounding Devante Parker, Breshad Perriman, and Josh Doctson? Plus, HOW many carries should we expect for Jay Ajayi?! We also discuss some turmoil over at The RSJ, drinking pickle juice, aerial pies, and The Tub Club taking over Walmart on Motorized Scooters.
Don't miss another information and entertainment-packed installment of the Fullback Dive
3:20 Craziness in the RSJ Front Office
9:40 Simply Shamus live from Nantucket
12:15 Football Fantasy #1 Jay Ayaji
16:47 Football Fantasy #2 DeVante Parker
20:44 Football Fantasy #3 Breshad Perriman
24:57 Football Fantasy #4 Josh Doctson
31:27 Part 3 of the RB Preview (Penny Stocks)
35:52 Category 1—Talent/Muddy Depth Chart
40:24 Category 2—Elite Handcuffs, featuring Derrick Henry
48:40 Category 3—Parts of an Explosive Offense (New England)