5/11: 2017 Ranks - WRs & TEs
Last week we talked about the process behind ranking the RBs and QBs. This week, let's dig into the WRs and TEs. Does the NFL's pass-heaviness mean you should automatically grab one of the stud receivers? Does depth at the WR position mean you can wait? Whither Gronk? Enjoy our final episode until July! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
5/4: 2017 Ranks - RBs & QBs
The NFL Draft is over, we know where the rookies will be playing, so it's finally time to make our initial 2017 fantasy football ranks. You can find the ranks at HarrisFootball.com, and you can hear us talk about the biggest challenges among the running backs and quarterbacks on today's show! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
4/27: NFL Draft Preview - The Other Guys
Today we review Adrian Peterson going to the Saints, Marshawn Lynch going to the Raiders, the return of Martavis Bryant ... and then we take your requests and review college game tape of lesser-known NFL prospects with an eye on this weekend's NFL Draft.
4/20: Gronk's Fate, Small School Players, Fave Movies & Much More
We have a smorgasbord for you! We react to Mike Gillislee signing with the Patriots, review the rookie QBs and TEs, and do a Q&A with listener voices asking the questions about stuff as diverse as Rob Gronkowski's value, Mike Evans's regression, Golden Tate's diet and our fave movies of the '80s. Big fun! Guest: Jim McCormick of ESPN, Bleacher Report and RotoCurve (@_JimmyMcCormick).
4/13: Rookie WRs You Need To Know
We continue our final deep dive into the Class of 2017 rookies with a look at the wideouts. Mike Williams, John Ross and Corey Davis are the consensus Top 3, but in what order? Who are some other names who've got a chance to contribute right away? And what are the best NFL landing spots for a good receiver? Guest: Eric Galko of The Sporting News and Optimum Scouting (@OptimumScouting).
4/6: Tony Romo & Rookie RBs You Need To Know
Did we really just get rid of Tony Romo and Phil Simms in one fell swoop? Pinch us! On this week's show, we'll talk about Romo's retirement and scout all the rookie running backs you'll need to know in 2017. Guest: Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com and CBS Sports (@dpbrugler).
3/30: 2017's Five Most Pivotal Players
When the story of the 2017 NFL season is written, who will be the players we're most surprised by, for good or for bad? Who will be the fulcrum around which our fantasy seasons will rotate? Who will sink us or save us? We've got some ideas in a fun countdown of some truly vexing players. Guest: Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Fantasy (@andybehrens).
3/23: Free Agency's Second Wave
Latavius Murray and Jared Cook found new homes, and speculation reigns supreme when it comes to Marshawn Lynch, Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles. What should we think about free agency's second wave? Look no further! Guest: JJ Zachariason of NumberFire and the Living The Stream podcast (@LateRoundQB).
3/16: NFL Free Agency
It was a busy first week! Eddie Lacy, Brandin Cooks, Terrelle Pryor, Alshon Jeffery and a host of others changed teams, and you need to make fantasy sense of what happened. Here comes the Little Podcast That Could to help! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
3/9: NFL Hot Stove Heats Up
The 2017 NFL Combine is behind us and free agency is just beginning. We'll get some impressions from players now that they've participated in the Underwear Olympics, and set the scene for what promises to be a wild free-agency signing period. Guest: Emily Kaplan of SI.com (@EmilyMKaplan).
3/2: NFL Draft Preview - Combine Edition
The NFL Draft process gets underway this weekend with the Combine, also known as the Underwear Olympics. You're correct to be somewhat skeptical. But there are some things we can learn at the annual meeting in Indy, above and beyond all the hype. We'll talk about them on today's show. Guest: Dan Kadar of SB Nation (@MockingTheDraft).
2/23: Kirk Cousins, Marcus Mariota & Much More!
Our round-up of skill-position free agents wraps up with a look at Kirk Cousins, Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook, Kenny Stills and Tim Hightower, and then we dig into sophomore sensation Marcus Mariota and judge whether his film indicates he's ready to be a fantasy starter in 2017. Guest: Jake Ciely of RotoExperts and the FNTSY Sports Radio Network (@allinkid).
2/16: Free Agent WRs & Film Futures
Alshon Jeffery, Terrelle Pryor, DeSean Jackson, Michael Floyd and Kenny Britt are all free agents this winter. What does the tape say on these WRs? And how about Patriots rookie Malcolm Mitchell? Could he be headed for a big sophomore campaign? Guest: Nick Raducanu (@AltNickRad) with music from Jay Arner.
2/9: Free Agent RB Film & Senior Bowl Stars
Chris begins with his (hopefully not insufferable) Super Bowl thoughts and then we dig into 2017: first with a look at five free-agent NFL running backs on film, and then with a review of the Senior Bowl skill-position prospects. Guests: Bobby Sylvester of FantasyPros.com (@BobbyFantasyPro) and Matt Waldman of FootballGuys.com (@MattWaldman).
2/2: Super Bowl Preview & 5 Level-Jumpers For 2017
It's Super Bowl time! We've studied the film, we've studied the point spreads and prop bets, and we'll tell you our conclusions. Plus let's start looking ahead to 2017 with a list of players who might "level-jump" into a higher fantasy stratosphere for the coming season. Guests: Brent from BetDSI, Pat Daugherty from Rotoworld (@RotoPat) and Jon Anik from the UFC (@Jon_Anik).
1/26: Chris & Jimmy's Fun-Time Answering Hour
Let's answer some listener questions! We got a whole bunch of audio submissions from People of the Book and spent a while answering them on today's show. Also we have film review of the Falcons running backs and a rant about Roger Goodell, Ben Roethlisberger and the folly of an unquestioning sports media. Guest: Jim McCormick of ESPN, Bleacher Report and RotoCurve (@_JimmyMcCormick).
1/19: Top 10 Salary Cap Casualties & Conference Championships
Some big NFL names are almost certain to be cut this winter! Who are they, and what will they leave behind? We count down 2017's top 10 fantasy-relevant possible salary cap casualties, and then we also discuss the two attractive conference championship matchups and pick our winners. Guests: Zack Moore of OverTheCap (@Zack_OTC) and Jon Anik of the UFC (@Jon_Anik).
1/12: 2017 Rookie QBs & Divisional Round Playoffs
Deshaun Watson reminded us that he's a phenomenal college QB. But will he be a great pro? And what about the other QBs in the of the Class of 2017? We'll discuss that group, we'll handicap the NFL Divisional Round, and we'll work in some film study of Tyreek Hill, whose rookie season was a smashing success. Guests: Emily Kaplan of Sports Illustrated (@EmilyMKaplan) and Jon Anik of the Anik & Florian Podcast (@Jon_Anik).
1/5: The NFL Playoffs Begin!
Fantasy? Non-fantasy? It's all football! And who doesn't get jazzed at the thought of the NFL playoffs? Today we'll talk about what to expect on Wild Card weekend and in the entire playoffs. We'll answer these questions by handicapping the games against the spread and looking at NFL futures, plus a deep film analysis of Giants RB Paul Perkins. Guests: Brent from BetDSI and Jon Anik from the UFC and Harris After Dark (@Jon_Anik), with music from Surrogate.