Fantasy Football Podcast
Kyler Murray just might be the #1 pick in the NFL Draft. Should he be? On today's episode, we'll do our evaluation of Murray as an NFL player *and* a potential fantasy football star, we'll talk about the rest of the quarterbacks who'll be drafted, and we'll evaluate what might be a historic tight end class of future fantasy studs, including like likes of T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant. Guest: Nick Whalen of Fanium.com (@_NickWhalen).
Our NFL Draft coverage continues with a look at the wide receiver prospects. The goal as fantasy football players should be to find the young players we think have the talent and skill to rise above the 100+ WR3s who play in the NFL, and have the upside to become top-24 or even top-12 players at this explosive position. Before these kids have landing spots, let's talk about how likely true excellence is for each. Guest: Paul Perdichizzi of the Saturday2Sunday Podcast (@paulie23ny).
Your fantasy football team needs rookies! But before you get blinded by their "landing spots" and "system fits," let's spend some time getting to know the rookie running backs of 2019. Who are the potential bell-cow backs? Who are the potential passing-down specialists? Who are the busts-in-waiting and who are the sleepers? We'll talk RBs for the NFL Draft and fantasy! Guest: Matt Waldman of FootballGuys.com and the Rookie Scouting Portfolio (@MattWaldman).
Who will be 2019's key fantasy players? The guys whose performances -- good or bad -- will determine the most fantasy teams' fates? Now that free agency is basically over and we have a basic understanding of NFL teams' makeup, we'll ponder exactly that question! Which players with low floors and high ceilings will wind up telling the most essential part of the tale of '19 in fantasy football? Guest: Raymond Summerlin from Rotoworld (@RMSummerlin).
More big names have signed with new NFL teams, and we've got the fantasy football ramifications. We'll also continue to sift through the fallout of the huge moves that landed Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham and Le'Veon Bell in new spots, and we'll discuss how valid arguments will be about how much defensive players and offensive linemen landing in new places means to skill guys. Guest: JJ Zachariason of NumberFire (@LateRoundQB).
Two of the NFL's best receivers got traded! Le'Veon Bell signed with the Jets! Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman and Carlos Hyde found new homes. It was a wild and woolly first few days of free agency, and we'll talk about the implications behind the biggest and baddest moves that will shake fantasy football to its very foundation. Guest: Jake Ciely of The Athletic (@allinkid).
The Underwear Olympics always features some surprises -- for good and bad -- that set the stage for lots of NFL Draft strategizing. Let's talk about the highs and the lows, and what these raw athletic performances might mean for the actual scouts and talent evaluators who have to make decisions on Draft Day. Plus we'll also set the stage for some free-agency fun: signings begin next week! Guest: Dane Brugler of The Athletic (@dpbrugler).
2/28: NFL Draft Talk - Combine Preview Edition
The NFL Combine is here -- should you care? We'll make a case that much of what happens this week in Indianapolis is meaningless, though we'll also pick out a few things we're most curious about, and might matter quite a bit. We'll also talk through some forthcoming roster decisions that seem likely to affect the futures of Eli Manning, Lamar Miller, Allen Robinson, Jimmy Graham and others. Fun time! Guest: Liz Loza of Yahoo! Fantasy (@LizLoza_FF).
Player movement in the NFL is nigh, and we'll continue our look at guys who'll be changing teams soon by tackling the wide receivers. We'll give our thoughts on Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster via extensive game-film watching, and then discuss the imminent wide receiver free agent class (including Golden Tate, John Brown, Dez Bryant and many others) and their potential impact on fantasy football in 2019. Guest: Jamey Eisenberg of CBS (@JameyEisenberg) with music from Mozes And The Firstborn.
So much 2019 NFL news already! Kareem Hunt already has a new team. Antonio Brown officially announced that he wants out. Joe Flacco got traded. We'll talk through all these items and discuss their fantasy football implications...plus we'll sort through the impending free-agent class of running backs including Le'Veon Bell, Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman, Adrian Peterson, C.J. Anderson and more. Guest: Mike Clay of ESPN (@MikeClayNFL).
2/12: Top 10 Movies Of 2018
In this bonus, non-football edition, let's count down our favorite movies of 2018. We've watched a lot of films -- some even in black-and-white! some even in non-English languages! -- and winnowed our lists. Our hope is you'll find it fun to hear us talk about your favorites, and maybe that you'll be introduced to some new films you haven't seen. And don’t worry: there will be a football podcast this week, too! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
It's time for 2019, and today we'll count down our lists of players we think might jump up a level in NFL and fantasy football production, not so much based on guessing about their situations, but more talking about whether their talents will emerge more fully. We'll also discuss the Patriots winning another Super Bowl, and we'll do a Film Futures look at the fantasy football stock of Lions RB Kerryon Johnson. Guest: Matt Harmon of Yahoo! Fantasy (@MattHarmon_BYB) with music from Quiet Company.
Let's cover the Super Bowl from all angles: X's & O's, personnel, gambling, media -- today's podcast has it all. We'll discuss New England's sudden ascension and whether the Rams have the defense to stop them, and how the Rams' outside-zone rushing attack is the key to everything else they do. Find your favorite prop bets, push back against stupid narratives, and get ready for Super Sunday! Guest: Jim McCormick of ESPN (@_JimmyMcCormick), with music from Martha.
It's Total Request time! We took *your* football and non-football questions, and for a full hour, we'll answer 'em. We'll talk about the future draft stocks of Christian McCaffrey, Patrick Mahomes and Sony Michel, we'll weigh in on trading in dynasty formats, we'll wax rhapsodic about Chipotle (apparently) and our current diets, we'll discuss the biggest fights we've ever had, and much more. Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
Thanks to Damien Williams and C.J. Anderson, get ready for a summer of talk about how running back talent doesn't matter, and all we have to do is predict the good offensive situations to find our fantasy RBs. Hm. Let's talk through the beginnings of that conversation, and do it in part by actually watching film on Damien Williams himself. Plus, we'll make our picks to reach the Super Bowl! Guests: Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld (@RotoPat) and Jim McCormick of ESPN (@_JimmyMcCormick).
Players are gonna move this winter, and the first axes to fall will be on salary-cap guys. So today, we'll count down a list of the 10 most fantasy-relevant potential cap cuts of '19. We'll also talk about the newly hired NFL coaches, and briefly recap the Wild Card games while talking about what to expect in this weekend's Divisional Round. Guests: Zack Moore of OverTheCap.com (@ZackMooreNFL) and Jim McCormick of ESPN (@_JimmyMcCormick).
It's NFL Playoff time, and we'll devote a big chunk of today's show to the Wild Card round, plus make our Super Bowl predictions. We'll also talk about some stat-based arguments that made us crazy last summer, and the wild Antonio Brown situation with the Steelers. Guests: Brent from BetDSI and Jim McCormick from ESPN (@_JimmyMcCormick).