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    • Aug 12, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    662: Mailbag 8/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 15:47

    On this week's mailbag episode, JJ offers more insight into the running back dead zone concept, talks about when to draft early-round tight ends, gives an example of a player he's not fading despite what math says, and more.

    661: Players to Target

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 41:48

    JJ sits down with Sharp Football Analysis' Rich Hribar to talk through players you shouldn't leave your fantasy football drafts without this year.

    660: Mailbag 8/5/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 15:58

    ​Does Deebo Samuel​'s contract extension matter for fantasy football purposes? Is Najee Harris​ underrated this year? What about Cordarrelle Patterson​? JJ answers those questions -- and more -- on this week's mailbag episode.​

    659: Early-Season Schedule Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 11:45

    ​Which players could get off to a hot start this season in fantasy football thanks to a cakewalk schedule? Any players to worry about? JJ analyzes early-season schedule strength on Episode 659.

    658: Mailbag 7/29/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 17:18

    Why is Ezekiel Elliott​'s average draft position so low? Should you be targeting Kansas City wide receivers this year? What information matters during training camp season? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    657: Breakout Tight Ends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 11:09

    Over the last couple of weeks, JJ's looked at ways to spot breakout running backs and wide receivers in your fantasy football drafts. On Episode 657, he wraps up the breakout series with a look at the tight end position.

    656: Mailbag 7/22/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 15:25

    Should you draft J.K. Dobbins this year? What stack has JJ targeted most in best-ball drafts? Are people still sleeping on Kadarius Toney? Those questions are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    655: Breakout Wide Receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 16:15

    Last week, JJ walked through some trends that can help you spot running back breakouts during your fantasy football draft. On Episode 655, he does the same thing, focusing on the wide receiver position.

    654: Mailbag 7/15/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 24:24

    Is DeVonta Smith a trap this year in fantasy football? What about Dalton Schultz? Breece Hall? JJ talks about each of those players -- and more -- on this week's mailbag episode.

    653: Breakout Running Backs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 18:53

    When you're looking to take a running back in the middle rounds of your fantasy football draft, what should you look for? Is there a way to increase your odds of nailing your selection? JJ talks through his process on Episode 653.

    652: Mailbag 7/8/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 14:37

    ​On this week's mailbag episode, JJ explains how to use information about snake drafts for your auction drafts, digs into Travis Etienne​'s potential, talks a little regression, and much more.

    651: Low-Key Regression Candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 16:06

    Some regression candidates are more obvious than others. On Episode 651, JJ talks about a handful of the not-so-noticeable players who are likely to see their numbers change in 2022 thanks to regression.

    650: Mailbag 7/1/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 16:42

    ​On this week's mailbag episode, JJ talks about the concept of vacated targets, Gabriel Davis​' value, whether Hunter Renfrow​ is undervalued or not, and more. --- The Late-Round Draft Guide is also now live. Dominate your league and get a copy over on LateRound.com. 

    649: Team-Level Regression

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 12:15

    Regression doesn't just happen at the player level. Teams regress, too. On Episode 649, JJ examines a handful of teams who are bound to look a little different statistically in 2022.

    648: Mailbag 6/24/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 17:10

    ​JJ talks about holding onto rookie wide receivers early in your redraft season, Aaron Rodgers​' weapons, the Tampa Bay offense, and more on this week's mailbag episode.

    647: Rookie Wide Receivers in Season-Long Leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 14:03

    It seems like rookie wide receivers are becoming more and more important in season-long fantasy football. Are they actually good investments? Does the market overvalue them or undervalue them? JJ digs into the topic on Episode 647.

    646: Mailbag 6/17/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 14:02

    Based on the idea of targeting wide receivers from ambiguous wide receiver corps, which middle-round pass-catchers should be avoided this year? Which running back is JJ targeting early and often this season? What's the best way to get a fantasy football trade done? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    645: Ambiguous Wide Receiver Corps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 23:16

    Over the last few weeks, JJ's been analyzing historical fantasy football average draft position trends to help spot breakout running backs. Does the same approach work for wide receivers? He explores the topic on Episode 645.

    644: Mailbag 6/10/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 17:06

    On this week's mailbag episode, JJ talks about Cole Kmet​, two mispriced players, Dameon Pierce​, the running back dead zone, and more.

    643: Beating the Running Back Dead Zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 12:43

    You've been told that the running back dead zone is a place to take wide receivers in your fantasy football drafts. In that range, running backs hit at a lower rate. But running backs still emerge from the dead zone each year. Are there traits that those players share? JJ examines that question on Episode 643.

    642: Mailbag 6/3/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 16:12

    ​JJ talks about his favorite middle-round wide receivers, the Rashod Bateman​ hype, ambiguous backfield examples, and more on this week's mailbag episode.

    641: Ambiguous Backfields

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 21:36

    Years ago, JJ introduced the concept of "ambiguous backfields" when talking through research on spotting breakout running backs in fantasy football. Last offseason, that turned into the Ambiguous RB1 Theory. Now, he's out to explain the entire idea in more detail. Why should you target these backfields? What type of running backs exceed expectation most? Those questions get answered on Episode 641.

    640: Mailbag 5/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 18:35

    Is Clyde Edwards-Helaire​ a fantasy football buy or sell? Who should we be drafting behind James Conner​ in Arizona? Why is JJ snagging Giants​ in early drafts? Those questions and more are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    639: Insights From Building Projections

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 17:48

    The fantasy football projection building process can uncover things you may not otherwise see. On Episode 639, JJ goes over a handful of interesting tidbits he came across when moving through his yearly process of season-long stat line creation.

    638: Mailbag 5/20/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 15:22

    Is there ever a situation where you should ignore regression? Is Wan'Dale Robinson undervalued? Who are JJ's favorite rookie selections? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    Rewind: The Running Back Dead Zone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 15:52

    JJ makes a Late-Round Fantasy Football-related announcement before bringing back an episode from last year on the important topic of the running back dead zone.

    637: Post-Draft Rookie Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 20:07

    Where does Skyy Moore rank for rookie draft purposes now that he's a Kansas City Chief? Who's the rookie RB3? JJ answers those questions as he goes over his post-draft rankings.

    636: Mailbag 5/6/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 17:13

    Is it crazy to take Kenneth Walker with the second overall pick in rookie drafts? Should Skyy Moore go ahead of Chris Olave? Is Cordarrelle Patterson undervalued in early drafts? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    635: Utilizing Front Office Decision-Making

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 22:03

    The draft is one of the only times NFL teams have to make public decisions. And we can find new takeaways from their moves, helping us in fantasy football. On Episode 635, JJ digs in and talks about some of the things we learned from the 2022 NFL Draft.

    634: Mailbag 4/28/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 16:45

    ​JJ talks about why his feelings about Darnell Mooney have shifted, DJ Moore's outlook, rookie wide receivers in Green Bay, and more on this week's mailbag episode.​

    633: Pre-Draft Rookie Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 22:08

    Where does Isaiah Spiller belong in fantasy football rookie rankings? How about Christian Watson? Jahan Dotson? JJ reveals his top-end pre-draft tiers on Episode 633.

    632: Mailbag 4/22/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 13:32

    What are some of the things to look for when buying a wide receiver in your dynasty leagues? Is Alvin Kamara someone to target or avoid? Should we be concerned about the stud wide receivers who are switching teams? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    631: An Uninspiring Running Back Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 24:39

    This year's running back draft class is a tough one to analyze. To help wrap your head around the group, JJ talks to Dynasty League Football's Ryan McDowell. Ryan explains how he ranks rookie running backs in dynasty startup drafts, whether or not Kyren Williams' NFL Combine performance matters, his favorite under-the-radar backs in the 2022 class, and more.

    630: Mailbag 4/15/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 14:36

    ​How should draft capital shift the way you view your favorite prospects?​ Is the Dallas Cowboys​ backfield one to target in fantasy football this year? Is Michael Pittman Jr.​ a huge value in early drafts? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    629: Another Solid Wide Receiver Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 29:35

    We should strive to have well-rounded views on prospects as we enter our rookie drafts, and Episode 629's guest can help us with that. Alfredo Brown is an analyst at Footballguys and host of the Pretend GM Podcast, and he once served as a scout for Florida International University's football program. JJ chats with Alfredo about what he looks for when scouting wide receivers, his surprise top pass-catcher in the class, and so much more.

    628: Mailbag 4/8/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 19:03

    ​Should Kenneth Walker be a top-five pick in rookie drafts? Which running back in this year's class does JJ compare to David Johnson​? How does this year's group of incoming rookies compare to ones in recent history? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    627: A Mediocre Quarterback Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 22:58

    We've heard draft pundits say that this year's quarterback class is pretty mediocre, but is that true? Does data agree? To find out, JJ invited FanDuel's Jim Sannes onto the show to talk about his quarterback model, this year's draft class, a passer you may want to avoid in rookie drafts, and more.

    626: Mailbag 4/1/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 20:30

    ​How important is early-declare status for wide receiver prospects? Is Jonathan Taylor​ a sell candidate in dynasty leagues? Are we too low on Tua Tagovailoa​? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

    625: Free Agency Fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 25:53

    This years' free agency period was absolutely wild. On Episode 625, JJ looks at all the big moves that went down in the NFL over the last couple of weeks, providing fantasy football information related to those transactions.

    624: Mailbag 3/25/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 17:00

    ​Would fantasy football managers be better off not knowing how coaches utilized their players historically? Given the Jets' Tyreek Hill​ pursuit, is that bad news for Elijah Moore​? Is Josh Jacobs​ a clear dynasty sell? JJ answers those questions -- and more -- on this week's mailbag episode.

    623: How Players Rebound

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 21:42

    JJ utilizes Dynasty League Football's average draft position data to answer one simple question: What happens to a player when his market value significantly drops from one year to the next?

    622: Mailbag 3/18/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 19:13

    Is Amon-Ra St. Brown an obvious dynasty fantasy football sell? How much does landing spot matter for rookies? Should Mitch Trubisky be on your fantasy football radar? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.

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