This is drinkfive.com, checking in with another fantasy football podcast! As we approach the 2015 NFL rookie draft and teams start their offseason training programs, the amount of news and conjecture surrounding the 2015 fantasy football season should increase exponentially. We used this episode to chat about some recent news, the release of the 2015 NFL schedule and to shine a spotlight on the NFC West division - filled with some strong defenses but a little light on offensive prowess (though the Seahawks are certainly an exception to that rule, especially with their offseason addition of Jimmy Graham from the Saints).
(Listen to the Fantasy Football Podcast - 4/21/15 - NFL Schedule, NFC West)
Next week, we'll be back to the retrospectical podcast for an in-depth look on another interesting topic. Check out our archives for your listening pleasure, or tune in next Tuesday at 9pm CT to listen to the show live (mixlr.com/drinkfive) We'll check back in on the fantasy football radar after the NFL draft and bring our rookie expert Shawn Foss (@shawn_foss) on to give us a detailed rundown on the top fantasy prospects this year and how their situations stack up in the scheme of things.
The weeks are flying by right now - with Week 7 upon us, we're halfway through the fantasy football regular season already! On this episode, we put a bow on Week 6 and took a look at some interesting trends going into Week 7. We also enjoyed a Rabbid Rabbit, a saison style ale from Three Floyds, courtesy of our Social Media Queen, Stephanie Erpito. Thanks, Steph!
Listen to the Fantasy Football Podcast, 10/18/16: Week 7 Trends & Waivers
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Oh NFL, how we have missed you! It feels so great to have you back! This year I would like to share some of my favorite football related memes each week and boy there are some very good ones already. Lets kick this year off with.... well, lets just kick.
Oh my this is epic! Gotta love coach Kreese. Maybe college athletes should take note as well. This may catch on as the new heisman pose. Instead of the stiff arm, it shall now be know as the stiff leg.
Alright enough with the fun and games. Another couple I have seen are just sad. After recent footage has surfaced I am pretty disgusted with Roger Goodell and his thought of fair judgement.
Now I know that Josh Gordon is a repeat offender and should be suspended when there are rules in place, but Ray Rice should never be allowed to wear an NFL uniform again. Such a classless dude and I am just appalled at the two game suspension he is getting... just appalled. That being said... I still love memes.
Welcome to another week of fantasy football investment advice geared to help you win it big in DFS. Last week was pretty rough going as injuries knocked out a few of our guys mid-game to limit their fantasy production so hopefully we can avoid the big injuries this week. Speaking of this week, I'll be taking the bulk of my risk on an insanely cheap backup QB turned starter and using the savings to target a few big names.
QB - Luke McCown, NO - $5,200 at CAR: It was announced today that Drew Brees will sit out week 3 with his bruised rotator cuff which opens the door for McCown to show the Saints he can play outside of practice. This pick is primarily for the price to afford better position players for the rest of the roster, but McCown is also an unknown so we could get a surprise and end up with more value here than expected.
RB - Carlos Hyde, SF - $7,800 at ARI: Hyde was one of the aforementioned injured players from my lineup in week 2 where he didn't play the entire second half. Before getting injured he was on pace for 26 carries and 100 yards last week which would've matched his carries from week 1. I expect heavy touches from Hyde this week with Reggie Bush sidelines again. Matchup looks good on paper too as Arizona is giving up the 7th most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
RB - Justin Forsett, BAL - $7,200 vs. CIN: Forsett has been under performing from his numbers last year, but a home game against a Bengals defense giving up the second most fantasy points on the ground thus far is just what he needs to get back on track. It looks like Lorenzo Taliaferro may not play or be limited this week as well which could mean more goal line looks for Forsett as well.
WR - Antonio Brown, PIT - $9,300 at STL: This is the number 1 reason for taking the cheap value at QB, to be able to afford the hands down best WR option any given week. Brown is coming off a 195 yard performance on 9 catches with a touchdown and a 2 point conversion last week which he could easily replicate.
WR - Julio Jones, ATL - $9,000 at DAL: This would be the number 1a reason for taking the cheap value at QB. Julio Jones has dominated all season and it looks like Atlanta wants to feed him the ball as the only WR with more targets through 2 weeks is Julian Edelman. With Tevin Coleman out this week I expect Atlanta to lean on the pass even more.
WR - James Jones, GB - $5,700 vs. KC: Since Jones has been reunited with Green Bay he's done nothing but score TDs. He may be a risky play since he hasn't been getting many targets, but the ones he does get are quality in the red zone. There is also an outside chance Davante Adams will either not play or be limited this week due to an ankle injury so Jones could see an uptick in targets.
TE - Tyler Eifert, CIN - $5,900 at BAL: It looks as if Eifert has established himself as the number 2 passing option in Cincinnati and through 2 weeks has had the second most targets among TEs just behind Gronkowski. The Ravens have been good at stopping the run this year so expect Dalton to have to air it out frequently.
K - Nick Folk, NYJ - $4,600 vs. PHI: Kickers aren't interesting, especially choosing bottom barrel kickers. Philly is giving up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing kickers for whatever that is worth though.
DEF - Seahawks, SEA - $5,300 vs. CHI: This game should be an absolute bloodbath in favor of Seattle. Chicago is forced to start Jimmy Clausen at QB and will also be without Alshon Jeffery. Expect Seattle to hold the Bears to little or no points as well as to record a few turnovers.
We're joined by fantasy football veteran and former drinkfive.com contributor Vince Foss as we discuss the very best plays moving forward into championship week. We'll analyze the matchups and go over recent NFL news and updates that can impact the production of your players.
For Fantasy Football team managers, playing in week 15 is all about making the right starts to get to the championship. Whether you fought hard to get into the playoffs from the bottom of the league or coasted into a bye spot early on, everyone is on an even playing field and (in most cases) only has one shot.
We'll be paying special attention to the players that you should and shouldn't start in week 15 and what matchups to keep in mind should you make the championship game in Week 16. We're joined by regular guest and drinkfive.com contributor Mike Mocerino.
Welcome back! We're joined this week by fantasy football veteran Matt Ellis to discuss the best starts moving forward into Week 13. This is the last week of the regular season of most fantasy football leagues, so put your best foot forward!