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Podcast: Zeke Update and Mailbag 8-22-19

​We're finally hitting the peak of draft season, and that means everyone has questions. What do we do with Ezekiel Elliott, Melvin Gordon and their backups? Which draft position is the best? Which rookies look ready to help our teams right now ... and down the road? And which later-round options should you be targeting this weekend? Here's the rundown: What’s your favorite draft position? … 2:06 Keenan Allen returns … 5:00 Darwin Thompson’s rise … 6:00 Tarik Cohen disappearing? …...


Podcast: Preseason Week 2 Revelations 8-20-19

​The 2nd weekend of preseason games is done, and we​ have plenty to talk about with the usage and performance of some key players and situations. Before we get to that, though, a big-time talent has returned to 1 of the NFL's perennial top offenses. Here's the rundown: The impact of Josh Gordon … 2:22 Derrick Henry returns … 8:09 Derrius Guice and the Washington offense … 8:58 D.K. Metcalf needs knee surgery … 12:22 Jaguars get Marqise Lee back … 13:14 ​Preseason Week 2...


Podcast: Perfect Draft and Mailbag 8-15-19

​ We've just completed and posted our highly anticipated annual full suite of Perfect Draft articles. We're starting this show with some takeaways from the process of preparing those. Then we'll run through some of the most important news items affecting fantasy football draft values this week. And then it's mailbag time. Questions hit on keeper decisions, auction strategy, how to spend your 1st-round pick and more. Here's the rundown: Perfect Draft lessons ... 0:11 Andrew Luck ......


Podcast: Preseason Week 1 Reactions 8-13-19

Do you hate the NFL's preseason games? Well, you're not alone. But these fake contests aren't totally worthless. We can judge performances. We can get a signal of playing-time patterns. And we can just generally get some info that will help us determine how to treat plenty of players in our fantasy football drafts. So did the 1st week of exhibitions teach us anything? Here's the rundown: What to look for in preseason ... 2:11 David Montgomery ... 3:40 Chris Carson ... 5:45 Curtis Samuel...


Podcast: Duke Trade and Mailbag 8-8-19

None of us wanted to move Lamar Miller up our rankings, and now we don't have to. The Texans acquired former Browns RB Duke Johnson on Thursday. Let's break down the deal's effect on Johnson, Miller and Nick Chubb -- and perhaps a few others. Then it's time for our 2nd mailbag. We've got questions on keepers, auction strategy and superflex formats. Here's the rundown: The Duke Johnson trade ... 1:06 How early is too early for Joe Mixon? ... 10:29 Where to target QBs in a superflex league...


Podcast: Training Camp Movers 8-6-19

​ This guy's dominating his position in workouts. Another guys struggling with drops. One starter has been sitting with a bum hamstring. Another injury-prone guy is finally healthy. How is it all affecting our fantasy football draft plans? Today's show hits on the key movers up and down since the start of training camp. Here's a loaded rundown: Eagles backfield ... 5:13 Sony Michel ... 7:41 Is Lamar Miller finally rising? ... 9:13 Kalen Ballage ... 11:44 The Bills' top backfield...


Podcast: Injuries and Mailbag 8-1-19

Training camp has hit us with some worrisome and impactful injuries already. Let's run through the situations you need to watch as you prepare for fantasy football drafts and the effects of A.J. Green's situation. Then it's time for a podcast mailbag. We'll answer some burning draft-related questions that listeners sent in via Twitter and Facebook.​ Injury updates ... 1:41 The A.J. Green Effect ... 9:15 T.Y. Hilton's PPR outlook ... 14:35 Should you draft Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to...


Podcast: FFPC Draft Recaps 7-30-19

Draft Sharks staffers have been taking part in the Pros vs. Joes competition put on by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com since its inception. ​Jared and Matt each recently completed their drafts for this year's tournament, so now it's recap time. We're contemplating tournament strategy, discussing the differences in the FFPC format and combing pick by pick through our teams to look at exciting selections, disappointments and decision-making along the way. Here's the rundown: Intro to the...


Podcast: Training Camp Questions 7-24-19

​ Training camps are opening up around the league, and that means we can finally start getting answers to the questions we've been pondering all offseason. Which situations need sorting? Which players most need to prove something? Today's podcast has the most important fantasy football question for every team in the league. Here's the rundown: AFC East Buffalo Bills ... 2:57 Miami Dolphins ... 3:20 New England Patriots ... 3:39 New York Jets ... 4:12 NFC East Dallas Cowboys ......


Podcast: July ADP Check 7-18-19

​ With NFL training camps opening, we're digging through fantasy football draft data from the past couple of months to see who's going too early, who look like some top sleepers and whose ADP has changed enough to alter our decisions. We see a couple of potential WR3s who are lasting well into WR5 range. There's a certain early round that can yield you an elite talent at RB or wideout. And there are multiple late QBs and TEs that just might alter your approach to drafting their...


Fantasy Football Podcast: AFC North Projections 7-11-19

​ The Bengals finally have a new head coach for the 1st time in 17 years. The Browns kept the guy who helped pump up the offense in Hue Jackson's wake. The Ravens have a new OC to try to solve the Lamar Jackson puzzle. And the Steelers have traded away the best WR in the league. The AFC North presents a lot of change, some key injury returns and some 2018 breakouts that we need to project forward. Let's dig in to it all and reveal whom we're targeting and whom we'd rather avoid. Here's the...


Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC North Projections 7-3-19

​ The Vikings and Lions sport new offenses. The Packers got a new head coach for the first time in 14 years. And the Bears are merely coming off their best regular-season record since 2006. We're predicting some big drops in passing volume for at least a couple of NFC North offenses, but the division could be ripe with RB value for 2019 fantasy football drafts. Plus, there might even be some sneaky TE upside. Here's the rundown: Chicago Bears ... 1:53 Detroit Lions ... 24:45 Green Bay...


Fantasy Football Podcast: AFC South Projections 6-26-19

Andrew Luck made a big rebound from his year lost to shoulder surgery. Deshaun Watson made a big rebound from his rookie-season ACL tear. Can either of the division's other 2 teams rebound from tough 2018s? We disagree on 1 of Deshaun Watson's favorite targets, we're both hating on 1 of fantasy's most popular Colts in early drafting, and we're trying not to waste too much time on the Jaguars or Titans. Here's the AFC South rundown ... Houston Texans ... 1:17 Indianapolis Colts ......


Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC South Projections 6-19-19

​ Bruce Arians' arrival in Tampa Bay excited many fantasy football fans, but have we all overrated his background? And which Bucs player has us disagreeing on his draft price? The Falcons welcomed back OC Dirk Koetter after the Bucs dumped him. How does his return impact the numbers we're expecting from players such as Matt Ryan and Austin Hooper? We're all waiting to see how Cam Newton's repaired shoulder holds up. Is that situation making him a risk or a value in fantasy football drafts,...


Fantasy Football Podcast: AFC West Projections 6-13-19

The Chiefs were the 2018 story of the AFC West. But now the status of WR Tyreek Hill remains up in the air, while QB Patrick Mahomes looks poised for some regression whether Hill plays or not. The Raiders spent another offseason making big changes, including a renovated set of skill-position players. Which new guy is a screaming value in early fantasy football drafts? The Broncos have moved on to yet another QB ... but they still don't seem to be doing it right. And the Chargers look poised...


Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC West Projections 6-7-19

​ Is Todd Gurley a scary pick even when he makes it into Round 3? Or is he about to turn into a screaming value for those taking the plunge? His up-in-the-air status is affecting more than just Gurley's draft stock, and we're looking at the entire Rams offense on this week's show. They'll have to wait, however, until we're done talking about the new-look Cardinals and their high fantasy ceiling. Oh yeah, and the division also finds the 49ers getting Jimmy Garoppolo back from an ACL tear and...


Fantasy Football Podcast: NFC East Projections 5-30-19

​ The Eagles returned to the playoffs a year after winning the Super Bowl, despite losing Carson Wentz early for the 2nd straight year. Should we trust Wentz as our fantasy starter in 2019? And what does Philly's investment into Miles Sanders say about his immediate outlook? What will a full season of Amari Cooper mean in Dallas? What might booting Odell Beckham mean for the rest of the Giants' pass-catchers? And might Washington deliver us some intriguing fantasy sleepers? We're digging...


Fantasy Football Podcast: AFC East Projections 5-23-19

​ You might have noticed we took the past couple of weeks off from the podcast. We were busy finalizing our 2019 projections and getting the MVP Board ready to go -- a month earlier than last year. Now that those are live, we thought it might be interesting to dig into what got us to that end point. We're talking run-pass splits for every team, coaching trends and changes, plus hundreds of player tidbits that we learned on the way to projecting everyone -- many of which are helping to shape...


Fantasy Football Podcast: Dynasty Rookie Rankings 5-2-19

The Cardinals opened the 2019 NFL Draft with Kyler Murray. They closed it with Caleb Wilson. And garnered plenty more interest with their 9 selections in between. Arizona should be in for significant change after this draft. Many picks also shuffled our dynasty rookie rankings, though. Today we're talking about the biggest movers -- up or down -- vs. our pre-draft rankings, pumping up some rookie-draft sleepers and seeking out potential sneaky redraft options for 2019. Here's the rundown...


Fantasy Football Podcast: NFL Draft 1st Round 4-26-19

Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft has passed without a lot of offensive skill players moving. But we did have Kyler Murray and 2 other dudes who play QB leave the board. We saw Josh Jacobs go to the team many expected to choose him. And we watched a mere 2 wideouts go late in the round. How did the landing spots treat those guys, and which Iowa TE are we more excited about for 2019 redraft leagues? Unfortunately, before we get to the draft, we have to address the fallout in Kansas City. Here's...