Thursday, August 21, 2014

PODCAST: GETTING BETTER AT FANTASY FOOTBALL

In this episode we discuss different ways to take inventory of your own fantasy play. Admit your weakness and get better and stronger.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

THE RANT! PODCAST (Pre Season Week 1)


THE RANT! (Pre Season Week 1 Review)
In this episode I go over the pre season week 1 nuggets via THE RANT. Its an exciting episode mad just for you and to give you an edge on the competition. DON'T JUST WIN DOMINATE!!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

GET BUSY TODAY AND GET AN EDGE ON THE COMPETITION!


In this episode we make suggestions that can help give you an edge during the downtime between mini camp and training camp. GET BUSY now and win your 2014 Fantasy Football League!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ROOOKIE RUNNING BACKS FOR REDRAFT



 ROOOKIE RUNNING BACKS FOR REDRAFT

Jeremy Hill, Cinn. - Has had character issues in the past, but is very talented. He is quick, with great size. Runs with power, and can run people over. Does not have great speed, and can be caught from behind, especially with the speed of the NFL. Has the ability to be heavily used, even if he is not a bell cow. Has the power and talent to slowly take over for BJGE, if he stays out of trouble. He could start by taking  over the short yardage and goal line carries. Could possibly get 7-9 TD's even in a limited role like that, thus hurting the potential of G. Bernard a bit

Terrence West, Cleve. - A big back in the Carlos Hyde mold.  In 2013 he rushed for 2519 yards, averaging 6.1 YPC. Big enough to pound it between the tackles, running with a lot of power, but does not have great burst. He does however, have enough speed to break off the occasional long run, if given the room.  Has had a lot of carries, and needs to work on his pass protection a bit.  Just an average receiver. Has had fumbling issues and needs to work on that.  He has more sheer talent than Ben Tate and should end up the starter, sooner or later, even without an injury to Tate. A very good mid round pick and a better value than Tate given where you have to take him and his injury history.

Charles Sims, Tampa - Has good burst, and decent speed. A very good receiver and a good fit for a one cut blocking scheme.  Doesn't have the size or durability to be a three down back, however he is quick and fast. Would be better utilized as a change of pace or third down back.  The most talented RB Tampa has, behind Doug Martin.

Bishop Sankey, Tenn - In 2013 he rushed for 1870 yards, averaging 5.7 YPC and 20 TD's.  Instinctive and hard runner. Was a bell cow in college while with a team that ran a pro style offense.  Has very good strength but needs to work on his pass blocking. Follows his blocks very well.  Will probably be the first rookie drafted in fantasy this year. Should earn his keep as an RB 2, while running behind a very good offensive line. The teams QB situation may force them to be a running and ball control team.

Devonta Freeman Atl - Averaged 5.9 YPC in his Senior year, (1016 yards) and 14 TD's.    Has great balance with a natural ability to find the running lanes. Has very good strength  and runs hard through the holes. A very good receiver, but does not have elite speed.   Could immediately push to be the backup behind Steve Jackson, especially given Jackson's age and usage over the years. A better fit for a zone blocking scheme than Atlanta's power blocking.  Could be a high upside middle round pick. A good pass blocker that has the ability to be a three down back.

Carlos Hyde, SF - Big and very powerful, but not extremely fast. Has size and power, but is also very quick for such a big man. Can easily become a three down back that does not tire as the game wears on. Can pass block, and also catch passes out of the backfield, a necessity in SF's style of offense. The downside is he is in a very talented and crowded backfield that could easily turn into a committee.

James White, NE - A tough back who runs low to the ground.  He has very good speed, but is undersized to be a three down back. In New England's  scheme however, that is not necessary to have success.  Not a very powerful guy, but has good balance and great moves.  Even in college he was in a RBBC.  He is the classic change of pace or third down back.  As we all know, any back could start and have a huge game in New England. On the other hand, one fumble and you could sit for three weeks as well.

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CINCINATI BENGALS 2014 FANTASY OUTLOOK



Cincinnati Bengals


There has been a lot of talk about Hue Jackson coming in to replace Jay Gruden to run the Bengals 2014 offense. Gruden’s version of the West Coast offense was predicated on the QB’s ability to make quick reads on short-intermediate throws to spread the field horizontally. This would, in turn, force the defense to cover the width of the field, creating natural running lanes for which the backs to take advantage of.  While Dalton was able to put up fantasy stats running the 8th best passing offense in the NFL, his 20 interceptions were enough for Hue Jackson to hedge his bets and alter this offense in a slightly different direction. We can fully expect Jackson to install many power-run packages to take a large portion of the responsibility off Dalton’s plate. They addressed this in the draft by picking Jeremy Hill, a one-cut downhill runner who has surprising speed, and reaching for the powerful, run-blocking center, Russell Bodine, in the 4th round. This will create a more balanced, well-rounded offense, without the need to rely so heavily on the Dalton-Green combination.


While it is safe to assume that A.J Green will continue to dominate on Sundays, this new offensive philosophy opens the door for both Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill to contribute. It was widely expected that Gio would make a Ray Rice-type year two leap, making him a three down workhorse with the potential to get close to 300 touches. The creativeness of Hue Jackson, along with his commitment to a power run game will allow Gio to touch the ball ~18x per game, in a multitude of ways. He has the skill to take 10-12 handoffs every Sunday, and the versatility to create in space with screens, check downs, and maybe some opportunities from the slot to get down the field. Gio can become an elite fantasy contributor if he can take advantage of this opportunity, especially for those of you in PPR format as he is a true dual threat HB. Let’s not forget though, that the Bengals handed the ball off 481 times last year, good for 8th best in the league. So even with Gio’s increased workload, there are plenty of carries for another HB to be fantasy relevant; in steps rookie Jeremy Hill. Early reports have Green-Ellis taking third team reps behind Hill, signaling a change of the guards in the Bengals backfield. Scouting reports label Hill as a tough back, who thrives between the tackles because of his ability to run through tacklers and pick up yards after contact. It is not hard to replicate BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s as he only averaged 3.4 ypc in 2013 and only broke one run for more than 20 yards. Hill has the talent and opportunity to be a potentially nice flex option, especially if he can be a short yardage producer at the NFL level.


Regarding the passing game, it is likely that we will see a regression in volume with the new offensive philosophy, however do not misinterpret this as moving away from A.J. Green. Jackson is fully aware of the talent he has on the outside and will look to use Green to stretch the field both horizontally and vertically. Green will again be the focal point of the air game, as he can run the complete route tree and has the frame to continue to be a huge weapon in the Red Zone. Last year Green led the NFL in usage rate as he was targeted on 31% of the Bengals throws. Look for a season line of no less than 90/1,300/10, making him a top tier WR option in all formats. Marvin Jones is a player who, on the other hand, is a regression candidate for the 2014 season. With the move to a more power run game and the full emergence of Bernard, something has got to give in this offense and it looks like Jones will be the prime victim. As it is, 10 touchdowns on 51 catches is an incredibly high conversion percentage, which is presumably unsustainable.  We can look for his overall volume to decrease, as well as his TD’s to regress, with a realistic line around 40/500/4. Let someone else overpay him for last years production, while we see the bigger picture.

One position battle to keep an eye on through camps and preseason will be at Tight End. Many of us had high hopes for last years first round draft pick, Tyler Eifert, in 2013. Look for him to start paying dividends in 2014. While Gresham has been productive over the last 4 years, he hasn’t turned into the threat the team envisioned when they drafted him with the 21st pick back in 2010. Eifert enters camp with a shot to win this battle if he can prove that his 4.68 40 time will help open up the middle of the field.


To determine Andy Dalton’s value it will be worth keeping your ears to the ground about the role of the passing game in Jackson’s overall gameplan. If he plans to largely stay with the West Coast offense it will be a good opportunity to grab Dalton as he has a lot of nice options through the air to work with. While we don’t expect him to duplicate it, Dalton was third in the NFL last year with 33 TD’s and eclipsed 4,200 yds passing in Gruden’s WC scheme. However, if they move to a more traditional power run offense it will be best to let someone else pick him a couple of rounds too early based on last years’ numbers.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014 Yahoo Mock Draft Podcast and Reference Sheet!

In this episode we go through a 15 round 14 team mock on Yahoo.com. Make sure you check your scoring settings and plan accordingly.





Your Team Auto Draft                                                         MY TEAM REVISED



1. Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)                                        1. Montee Ball
2. Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)                                      2. Arian Foster
3. Reggie Bush (Det - RB)                                           3. Victor Cruz
4. DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)                                  4. Roddy White
5. Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)                                                 5. Chris Johnson
6. Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)                                   6. Marques Colston
7. Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)                                         7. Jordan Reed
8. Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)                                              8. Fred Jackson
9. Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)                                      9. Reuben Randle
10. Shonn Greene (Ten - RB)                                      10. Ladarius Green
11. Aaron Dobson (NE - WR)                                       11. Aaron Dobson
12. Josh McCown (TB - QB)                                         12. Carson Palmer
13. Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)                                       13. Jarrett Boykin
14. Owen Daniels (Bal - TE)                                         14. Alex Henry
15. Tampa Bay (TB - DEF)                                            15. Tampa Bay DST

Round by Round results to follow along with the podcast
* your AUTO PICK team in bold my revised pick is in RED



Round 1
(1) Ryan - LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
(2) ricky - Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
(3) Travis - Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
(4) Lynon - Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
(5) WILL N - Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
(6) Saeed - Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
(7) john r - Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Jimmy Graham (NO - TE) 
(9) ron - Montee Ball (Den - RB) 
(10) Mick - Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
(11) Bryden - Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
(12) Team 12 - Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
(13) Jason - A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
(14) Team 14 - Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)


Round 2
(1) Team 14 - Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
(2) Jason - Doug Martin (TB - RB)
(3) Team 12 - Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
(4) Bryden - Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
(5) Mick - DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
(6) ron - Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB) 
(8) john r - Drew Brees (NO - QB)
(9) Saeed - Arian Foster (Hou - RB) 
(10) WILL N - Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
(11) Lynon - Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
(12) Travis - Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
(13) ricky - Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
(14) Ryan - Keenan Allen (SD - WR)


Round 3
(1) Ryan - Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
(2) ricky - Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
(3) Travis - Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
(4) Lynon - C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
(5) WILL N - Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
(6) Saeed - Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
(7) john r - Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Reggie Bush (Det - RB) 
(9) ron - Julius Thomas (Den - TE)
(10) Mick - Frank Gore (SF - RB)
(11) Bryden - Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
(12) Team 12 - Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
(13) Jason - Wes Welker (Den - WR)
(14) Team 14 - Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)


Round 4
(1) Team 14 - Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
(2) Jason - Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
(3) Team 12 - Vernon Davis (SF - TE)
(4) Bryden - Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
(5) Mick - Percy Harvin (Sea - WR)
(6) ron - Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - DeSean Jackson (Was - WR) 
(8) john r - Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
(9) Saeed - Roddy White (Atl - WR) 
(10) WILL N - Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
(11) Lynon - Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
(12) Travis - T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
(13) ricky - Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
(14) Ryan - Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)


Round 5
(1) Ryan - Nick Foles (Phi - QB)
(2) ricky - Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
(3) Travis - Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
(4) Lynon - Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
(5) WILL N - Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
(6) Saeed - Cam Newton (Car - QB)
(7) john r - Joique Bell (Det - RB)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Matt Ryan (Atl - QB) 
(9) ron - Ben Tate (Cle - RB)
(10) Mick - Tom Brady (NE - QB)
(11) Bryden - Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
(12) Team 12 - Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
(13) Jason - Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
(14) Team 14 - Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)


Round 6
(1) Team 14 - Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
(2) Jason - Golden Tate (Det - WR)
(3) Team 12 - Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
(4) Bryden - Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
(5) Mick - Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
(6) ron - Reggie Wayne (Ind - WR)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Terrance Williams (Dal - WR) 
(8) john r - Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
(9) Saeed - Marques Colston (NO - WR) 
(10) WILL N - Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
(11) Lynon - Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
(12) Travis - Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
(13) ricky - Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB) 
(14) Ryan - Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)


Round 7
(1) Ryan - Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
(2) ricky - Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
(3) Travis - Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
(4) Lynon - Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
(5) WILL N - Mike Evans (TB - WR)
(6) Saeed - Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
(7) john r - Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR) 
(9) ron - Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
(10) Mick - Seattle (Sea - DEF)
(11) Bryden - Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
(12) Team 12 - Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
(13) Jason - Jordan Reed (Was - TE) 
(14) Team 14 - Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)


Round 8
(1) Team 14 - San Francisco (SF - DEF)
(2) Jason - Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
(3) Team 12 - Houston (Hou - DEF)
(4) Bryden - Kansas City (KC - DEF)
(5) Mick - Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
(6) ron - Carolina (Car - DEF)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Cincinnati (Cin - DEF) 
(8) john r - Arizona (Ari - DEF)
(9) Saeed - Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
(10) WILL N - Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
(11) Lynon - Fred Jackson (Buf - RB) 
(12) Travis - St. Louis (StL - DEF)
(13) ricky - Maurice Jones-Drew (Oak - RB)
(14) Ryan - New England (NE - DEF)


Round 9
(1) Ryan - Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
(2) ricky - Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
(3) Travis - Matt Prater (Den - K)
(4) Lynon - Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
(5) WILL N - Hakeem Nicks (Ind - WR)
(6) Saeed - Denver (Den - DEF)
(7) john r - Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Steven Hauschka (Sea - K) 
(9) ron - Phil Dawson (SF - K)
(10) Mick - Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
(11) Bryden - Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
(12) Team 12 - Mason Crosby (GB - K)
(13) Jason - Rueben Randle (NYG - WR) 
(14) Team 14 - Blair Walsh (Min - K)


Round 10
(1) Team 14 - Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
(2) Jason - Terrance West (Cle - RB)
(3) Team 12 - Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
(4) Bryden - Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
(5) Mick - Donald Brown (SD - RB)
(6) ron - DeAngelo Williams (Car - RB)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Shonn Greene (Ten - RB) 
(8) john r - James Jones (Oak - WR)
(9) Saeed - Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
(10) WILL N - Chicago (Chi - DEF)
(11) Lynon - Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
(12) Travis - Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
(13) ricky - Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
(14) Ryan - Ladarius Green (SD - TE) 


Round 11
(1) Ryan - Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
(2) ricky - DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
(3) Travis - Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
(4) Lynon - Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
(5) WILL N - Nick Novak (SD - K)
(6) Saeed - Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
(7) john r - Bernard Pierce (Bal - RB)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Aaron Dobson (NE - WR) 
(9) ron - Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
(10) Mick - Graham Gano (Car - K)
(11) Bryden - Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
(12) Team 12 - Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
(13) Jason - Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
(14) Team 14 - Roy Helu Jr. (Was - RB)


Round 12
(1) Team 14 - Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
(2) Jason - Kenny Stills (NO - WR)
(3) Team 12 - Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
(4) Bryden - Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
(5) Mick - Indianapolis (Ind - DEF)
(6) ron - Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Josh McCown (TB - QB) 
(8) john r - Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
(9) Saeed - Brian Hartline (Mia - WR)
(10) WILL N - Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
(11) Lynon - Stevie Johnson (SF - WR)
(12) Travis - Justin Hunter (Ten - WR)
(13) ricky - Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
(14) Ryan - Alex Smith (KC - QB)


Round 13
(1) Ryan - Greg Jennings (Min - WR)
(2) ricky - Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
(3) Travis - Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
(4) Lynon - Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
(5) WILL N - Robert Woods (Buf - WR)
(6) Saeed - Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
(7) john r - Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR) 
(9) ron - Jarrett Boykin (GB - WR)
(10) Mick - Garrett Graham (Hou - TE)
(11) Bryden - Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
(12) Team 12 - Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
(13) Jason - Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
(14) Team 14 - Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)


Round 14
(1) Team 14 - Mike Williams (Buf - WR)
(2) Jason - Tim Wright (TB - TE)
(3) Team 12 - Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
(4) Bryden - Miles Austin (Cle - WR)
(5) Mick - Brandon LaFell (NE - WR)
(6) ron - Justin Blackmon (Jax - WR)
(7) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Owen Daniels (Bal - TE) 
(8) john r - Jermichael Finley (GB - TE)
(9) Saeed - Marcedes Lewis (Jax - TE)
(10) WILL N - Geno Smith (NYJ - QB)
(11) Lynon - Michael Vick (NYJ - QB)
(12) Travis - Denarius Moore (Oak - WR)
(13) ricky - New Orleans (NO - DEF)
(14) Ryan - Brandon Gibson (Mia - WR)


Round 15
(1) Ryan - Jared Cook (StL - TE)
(2) ricky - Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
(3) Travis - Jay Feely (Ari - K)
(4) Lynon - Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
(5) WILL N - Brandon Myers (TB - TE)
(6) Saeed - Shaun Suisham (Pit - K)
(7) john r - Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
(8) THE FANTASY TYPHOON! - Tampa Bay (TB - DEF) 
(9) ron - New York (NYG - DEF)
(10) Mick - BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Cin - RB)
(11) Bryden - Miami (Mia - DEF)
(12) Team 12 - Tennessee (Ten - DEF)
(13) Jason - Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
(14) Team 14 - Alex Henery (Phi - K)