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Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It Week 14 (For Real, This Time…): A Matt Waldman Fantasy Football Podcast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. https://youtu.be/bx00Y1gH8rI   1. Josh Jacobs 2. Christian Kirk 3. D'Andre Swift 4.  Pat Freirmuth 5. Najee Harris 6. James Cook 7. Deshaun Watson 8. Mike White 9. Zonovan Knight 10. Isaiah Hodgins 11. Robert Woods 12. Chig Okonkwko 13. Cam Akers 14. Jordan Mason 15. Brock Purdy 16. Alec Pierce   And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Layering Moves in Succession with WR Jadon Haselwood (Arkansas)

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022


Matt Waldman defines the term "Layering Moves in Succession" when grading elusiveness for NFL Draft prospects with the help of a play from Arkansas wide receiver Jadon Haselwood. Movement Is Language Sports are an expression of physical behavior. Movement is the language. Moves are the words. There are a variety of upper and lower-body moves that football players use to communicate or obfuscate intentions. Each move is a building block or a word. The more sophisticated and efficient the movement, the more sophisticated and efficient the player. An example of that sophistication is how a player uses multiple movements in a small space or a short span of time. This is the essence of Layering Moves in Succession. The Value of Layering Moves in Succession Obvious to any sports fan, compound movements reveal sophistication in the player's game. We rarely take a granular approach to consider why this is the case. One move can be effective on its own. Yet, opponents also learn to anticipate a specific move or develop an efficient response to them. Layering moves in succession is an illustration of thinking ahead in multiple steps. When I use the word "thinking," when it comes to movement, it's different than the form of thinking we're used to considering. If you know how to drive, you've learned that it takes practice and experience to perform the compound movements of operating a vehicle with precision. The more demanding the environment, the more practice it takes. You wouldn't send a first-time driver into downtown Boston or I-285 in Atlanta. After a few months of diligent practice, may be a different story, although I know experienced drivers who found these environments rattling. At the same time, an experienced driver of the roads mentioned above doesn't make them fit to drive a Formula-1 race course or become a Hollywood stunt driver in an action movie. This has to do with the skills involved with reading the road and maneuvering the vehicle. Regardless of the environment, these skills must be honed until they are performed without conscious thought. The must be performed at the speed of instinct. They aren't instinctive. If they were, you could drop a first-time drive into the middle of Atlanta rush-hour traffic and they'd be fine. However, they have to be learned to the point that you can carry on a conversation, listen to the radio, or think about things other than driving and still perform the task of driving with precision and subtlety. The more demanding the environment, the more practice it takes to learn how to maneuver the vehicle in this manner. The same is true with movement in football. Although there are movement trainers nowadays who can help players refine their skills to become the equivalent of stunt drivers, which is often needed on an NFL field, many players develop the old-fashioned way: They watch a lot of football. They identify their favorite football players. They copy their movements. They practice those movements. They attempt those movements in games. Wash, rinse, and repeat for several years. This is why many successful players aren't great analysts with movement and body mechanics. They've put in the work to perform the maneuvers, but they didn't spend time thinking about how to teach it or analyze the effectiveness of others doing it. That's part of scouting, training, and coaching. Players who layer moves in succession demonstrate the ability to tell a story that identifies and anticipates the tendencies of opponents multiple steps ahead of them and that diagnostic skill happens at the speed of instinct. It's a physical illustration of a player's knowledge, preparation, and execution at a higher level that's valuable for the NFL game. The Film: WR Jadon Haselwood Layering Moves in Succession. https://youtu.be/jOSnxSDC1lY And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class,

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Mike McDaniel, Tua Tagovailoa, and the Balance of Strategic and Task-Oriented Leadership: Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses Mike McDaniel salvaging Tua Tagovailoa's NFL career in Miami and the history of coaches and teams that successfully balance task-oriented and strategic management of talents.  This morning, I shared my NFL pre-draft scouting report of Tua Tagovailoa, which noted anticipation, accuracy, and manipulation as strengths of the Dolphins quarterback's game. These are the same things head coach Mike McDaniel noted to the media when discussing how he salvaged Tagovailoa's confidence in his play. McDaniel is a sterling example of an offensive coach who has developed a balance between task-oriented details and strategic thinking. This is a reflection of a coach who understands this side of football to the point that he can deviate from day-to-day details and create adjustments that make a significant difference in performance. This week, I discuss the differences between task-oriented and strategic behavior in football coaching and management and celebrate the success the Dolphins are having because of McDaniel's ability to balance these two important mindsets. I also announce when the RSP Pre-Draft/Post-Draft publication will begin its early-bird discount pre-order period. Tune in! You will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It Week 14: A Matt Waldman RSP Podcast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. https://youtu.be/BYmQuu73Te0 1. Mike White bye-week option 2. Garrett Wilson regardless 3. Zonovan Knight? 4. Josh Jacobs stays a Raider in 2023? 5. Chase Claypool? 6. Byron Pringle 7. Elijah Moore 8. Chig Okonkwo 9. Austin Hooper 10. Kenneth Walker top 10 RB next year 11. Foster Moreau TE1 rest of season? 12. Ameer Abdullah as the next Dion Lewis for Josh McDaniels 13. DeAndre Hopkins another year as a fantasy starter in 2024? 14. Marquise Goodwin 15. Olamide Zaccheaus 16. Brian Robinson 17. Jauan Jennings 18. Will Kyle Shannahan be the 49ers coach in by the end of 2023? 19. Kyren Williams 20. Jake Ferguson 21. Cam Akers Long-term/dynasty. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Quinshon Judkins-Nick Singleton Debate and 3 Sleeper WRs for the 2023 NFL Draft Class

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022


Campus2Canton's Felix Sharpe and RSP's Matt Waldman discuss the Quinshon Judkins-Nick Singleton debate and three underrated 2023 NFL Draft prospects at wide receiver.    Every other week, Felix @sharpereview of @campus2canton will be joining me to discuss college and NFL talent, many of them underclassmen (Devy). The show will be focused solely on these aspects of fantasy football so you can get familiar with them for your Devy, dynasty, and re-draft leagues. This Week'sTopics Where scouting college landing spots differs from logo scouting. Quinshon Judkins vs Nick Singleton for freshman RB1 and the 2025 NFL Draft Who appears more powerful? Who appears more refined as a decision-maker? Who makes the most eye-popping cuts? Who has the most speed? Why Jadon Hazelwood could have a better NFL career than a college career. Why Stefon Diggs is in the high-end rent district of Jayden Reed's skills? Why Michael Wilson is the best route runner Matt has seen thus far in this class. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman's RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Focus at the Catch Point vs. Contact with WR Parker Washington (Penn State)

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP defines how he grades focus versus contact at the catch point for NFL Draft prospects with the help of a play from Penn State Wide Receiver Parker Washington.   Football Will Always Be A Collision Sport Even if tackle football goes the way of the dodo and the game evolves into a mashup of basketball and flag football, the fundamental aspects of the game will always include bodies moving with high intensity and often in close quarters. Even if unintentional, collisions are an inevitable part of the game. Although the vast majority of collisions take place at the line of scrimmage between linemen and ball carriers, pass catchers are recipients of the most violent collisions in the sport because routes and coverage demand players to build momentum into the point of impact. Pass catchers understand the potential of being on the receiving end of a hit that feels like a car wreck any time they attack a target. The ability to concentrate on the task of completing the catch before protecting oneself from an oncoming hit is the hallmark of a receiver with the physical and mental toughness to compete in the NFL. Even when the contact isn't as violent as a collision and instead, it's a surgically-placed reach, push, or pull at the ball, hands, or arms of the receiver, a pass catcher must display focus and comfort with defender contact at the catch point. Scenarios Requiring Focus The Rookie Scouting Portfolio has four basic scenarios where a receiver must display heightened focus and physical toughness to win the football. Tight Coverage: A defender has tight coverage on a receiver when he is making contact or he is close enough to make contact or extend his hand into the frame of the receiver. Contact to the Back: When a defender can slap, push, or hit the receiver from an indirect angle away from the receiver's field of vision that lands on the receiver's side, back, or the back of his legs. Contact to the Chest: When a defender can slap, push, or hit the receiver from a direct angle within the receiver's field of vision that lands on the receiver's chest, side, or front of his legs. Hard Shots: Catching the ball against collisions with violent impact have a higher degree of difficulty than other forms of contact. The RSP gives them their own category of value relative to contact that isn't as violent. A hit with notable force from the defender is violent contact and it's generated based on a combination of factors: Momentum heading into the collision point. An accurate strike that hits the opponent as intended. A strike hits through the target point of the opponent's body and not just onto the target. How the receiver or ballcarrier reacts to the hit doesn't define whether the hit is violent. We've seen ballcarriers bounce off violent hits as if they weren't violent at all. What It Looks Like on Film with Penn St. WR Parker Washington https://youtu.be/MOc3dwRKUCk   And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Dynasty Addicts Podcast Network
Get Real Episode 65: Matt Waldman

Dynasty Addicts Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 85:08


Another episode of Get Real with Kacey Kasem is here, and this one features Matt Waldman of Footballguys and the Rookie Scouting Portfolio.    Our conversation was awesome and included such topics as the first NFL game he ever went to, what the Rookie Scouting Portfolio is all about, playing music late at night, spending 130 hours in one week watching game film on Tivo, reading to his parakeet about football history, and so much more.    Make sure to follow Matt on Twitter @MattWaldman. You can follow me on Twitter @thekaceykasem as well as the podcast @GetReal_Pod.  This podcast is a proud member of the Dynasty Addicts Podcast Network.   This episode of Get Real with Kacey Kasem is sponsored by my Rad Patrons on Patreon.  You can become a patron of the show at patreon.com/kaceykasem.  Patrons will get access to members-only live streams of some episodes of the show, the ability to leave voicemail questions for upcoming guests, contests, and much more.  The Patreon is in the works at the moment, but over the next few months, more content will be dropped.  Thank you to everyone who supports the podcast with a small membership fee each month.    And now, my chat with Matt Waldman.    Theme song by Audionautix.   Join the Stay Rad Crew: Get Real with Kacey Kasem Patreon Members — HERMS., Dynasty Outhouse

Get Real with Kacey Kasem
Get Real Episode 65: Matt Waldman

Get Real with Kacey Kasem

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 85:08


Another episode of Get Real with Kacey Kasem is here, and this one features Matt Waldman of Footballguys and the Rookie Scouting Portfolio. Our conversation was awesome and included such topics as the first NFL game he ever went to, what the Rookie Scouting Portfolio is all about, playing music late at night, spending 130 hours in one week watching game film on Tivo, reading to his parakeet about football history, and so much more. Make sure to follow Matt on Twitter @MattWaldman. You can follow me on Twitter @thekaceykasem as well as the podcast @GetReal_Pod. This podcast is a proud member of the Dynasty Addicts Podcast Network. This episode of Get Real with Kacey Kasem is sponsored by my Rad Patrons on Patreon. You can become a patron of the show at patreon.com/kaceykasem. Patrons will get access to members-only live streams of some episodes of the show, the ability to leave voicemail questions for upcoming guests, contests, and much more. The Patreon is in the works at the moment, but over the next few months, more content will be dropped. Thank you to everyone who supports the podcast with a small membership fee each month. And now, my chat with Matt Waldman. Theme song by Audionautix. Join the Stay Rad Crew: Get Real with Kacey Kasem Patreon Members — HERMS., Dynasty Outhouse --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/getrealpod/support

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It Week 12: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. https://youtu.be/YiMSSHxH2vQ 1. Treylon Burks ROS 2. Terrace Marshall ROS 3. WanDale Robinson 4. D'andre Swift 5. James Cook 6. Amari Cooper fantasy WR1 with Deshaun Watson? 7. Backup RBs for NFL playoff teams to help fantasy playoff teams--think Samaje Perine 8. Russell Wilson 2023 9. Justin Watson 10. Skyy Moore 11. Najee Harris 12. Quez Watkins 13. Chase Claypool 14. Nico Collins 15. Van Jefferson 16. Logan Thomas 17. Jahan Dotson 18. Antonio Gibson 19. Pat Friermuth 20. Allen Robinson And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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The Audible Live! - The Receiver Who Could Save Your Season - Fantasy Football 2022

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 41:42


In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom, Matt Waldman and Jeff Bell discuss the Titans Packers game and look ahead to Week 11. TIME STAMPS 3:00 Treylon Burks second half impact 8:20 Is Kadarius Toney the genie who can't be put back in the bottle 16:47 Isaiah Hodgins worth a roster spot? 23:20 Players to replace Zach Ertz/Dallas Goedert 37:50 Can D'Andre Swift change your season SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page to catch all of the latest Footballguys videos, including in-season livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMm... Don't have time to watch? Listen to the Audio-only version of this Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Save Time, Worry Less and Win More with Footballguys: https://www.footballguys.com/join Join our FREE Daily Email Update for the Fantasy news you need to know: https://www.footballguys.com/updates Footballguys Players Championship: https://myffpc.com/cms/public/play/fo... Follow our hosts on Twitter! Cecil Lammey: https://twitter.com/CecilLammey Sigmund Bloom: https://twitter.com/SigmundBloom Matt Waldman: https://twitter.com/MattWaldman Footballguys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbgfantasy/​​ Footballguys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footballguys/​​ Footballguys Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fbgnews​   watch on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/1ifxQ19PkVc

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
“Dented Can” Dynasty Prospects, the Marty Schottenheimer Rant, and the Nerds’ Overvaluation of Things They Can Track

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022


Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan.   There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts. This week's topics: The Marty Schottenheimer Rant: Why he should be a Hall of Famer. A decent guideline for determining worthwhile football stats. The nerds' slow evolution toward valuing indirect data. The irony of task-oriented thinkers in analytics judging strategic thinking. Areas where Schottenheimer was a task-oriented and strategic thinker. Dented Cans in Dynasty formats: How to identify these players. Why value is often gained even before they see the field in an attempt to rebound from their value trough? Recent examples of dented cans that regained or added value. Current dented cans to leverage. Of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Tua Tagovailoa, Jeff Saturday, And the Value of Balancing Strategic and Task-Oriented Management: Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


Montreal Alouettes' head of scouting Russ Lande and the RSP's Matt Waldman discuss the success of Miami Dolphins' quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Colts' hiring of Jeff Saturday, Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Andy Reid, and how it relates to effectively balancing task-oriented management principles with flexible and strategic thinking as an NFL head coach. Topics This week: The successful marriage of the player and scheme in the case of Tua Tagovailoa shouldn't be a knock on Tagovailoa. Where teams make mistakes by taking proven players and forcing new tasks on them. Why many task-oriented coaches fail. When task-oriented coaches are needed and when they must expand their skill base to reach another level of value. How owners influenced by the media create a "can't-win" situation for coaching hires if you play their game. How Bill Walsh's regimes succeeded with a lot of task-oriented principles thanks to the self-scouting of the coaches in action. Why Bill Parcells might have been a good NBA coach. Why Andy Reid has a strong balance between task-oriented and strategic thinking. How Jeff Saturday could potentially change how the NFL hires coaches. Even if the media and former players and coaches are proven right specifically about Saturday, there's a broader point underscoring the situation where they will remain wrong. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman’s RSP Scouting Glossary: Transitions with Iowa St. WR Xavier Hutchinson

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


Matt Waldman defines the basics of Transitions in this edition of the RSP NFL Scouting Glossary with the help of a play from Iowa State NFL Draft Prospect, WR Xavier Hutchinson. What Are Transitions? Transitions are the techniques used to change from pass catcher to ball carrier. Effective transitions get receivers downhill in a hurry and help them maximize yardage. Offenses that employ a lot of pass patterns with receivers moving across the field after the break rely heavily on the receiver to execute good transitions. Teams that feature a lot of these patterns in their scheme drafted these receivers for their skills in the open field. Receivers who don't transition effectively aren't optimizing the intent of the pattern, the timing of the target, or the quarterback's placement of the ball relative to the coverage. Even when receivers are running patterns with breaks that terminate with a turn back the quarterback against tight coverage, an effective transition can create space that isn't there at the catch point. There are two simple and valuable rules for effective transitions that help receivers optimize their transition from a pass catcher to a ballcarrier. The Basic Techniques of Transitions Catch and Pierce: Getting downhill as fast as possible. Snap turns north-south. Limit unnecessary steps and make the turn tight and immediate. Accelerate through and out of the turn. When possible, use optimal pad level and body lean to anticipate contact and maximize gains through collisions. Tight ball security. Obey the Ball: The receiver turns downhill in the direction where the target leads them. The premise is to trust that the quarterback is acting as the receiver's eyes and placing the ball in the optimal position. The exception to this premise: When the receiver is aware of the position of the coverage relative to the break and it requires a turn away from the target's placement. Even when the target isn't accurate and leads the receiver into potential contact that the receiver couldn't anticipate prior to the break, a tight catch and pierce can mitigate contact if not avoid it altogether. What It Looks Like on Film with Iowa St. WR Xavier Hutchinson https://youtu.be/goyGsDGRNXU And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
NFL Stretch-Run Candidates: Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast with TD Wire’s Laurie Fitzpatrick

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


TD Wire's Laurie Fitzpatrick returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about NFL teams with the potential to make a stretch run.  Topics Why do Laurie and Matt like the Patriots' chances to overtake the Jets in the division for a potential third wildcard spot? The pros and cons of Cleveland's stretch-run potential and why it hinges on Deshaun Watson's acclimation time. Laurie's pick in the AFC West. Matt's pick in the AFC South. Why Laurie believes the Giants are a paper contender and how the NFC East's linebackers will expose New York's passing game. Why Matt believes the Packers will go the path of Christian Watson's development track, which will be very up and down. Laurie's thoughts on the 49ers' potential run. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children.   

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It Week 11: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. https://youtu.be/2JdXXeTSRLg 1. Matt Ryan 2. Jonathan Taylor 3. Parris Campbell 4. Michael Pittman 5. Christian Watson 6. Kadarius Toney 7. WanDale Robinson 9. Julio Jones 10. Rachaad White 11. Donovan Peoples-Jones 12. Cade Otton 13. Ryan Tannehill 14. Isiah Pacheco 15. Kyren Williams 16. Colt McCoy 17. Elijah Mitchell 18. D'Andre Swift 19. David Montgomery 20. Cole Kmet 21. Terrace Marshall And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans
The Audible Live! - Can We Trust DJ Moore - Fantasy Football 2022

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 38:08


In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom, Matt Waldman and Jeff Bell discuss the Falcons Panthers game and look ahead to Week 10. TIME STAMPS 3:30 Should you try to upgrade from DJ Moore 7:10 Why we're watching Nyheim Hines 12:10 Being a sucker for Kyle Pitts 19:20 Should you buy or sell Jonathan Taylor 25:20 Why we should keep the faith in Russell Wilson SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page to catch all of the latest Footballguys videos, including in-season livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMm... Don't have time to watch? Listen to the Audio-only version of this Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Save Time, Worry Less and Win More with Footballguys: https://www.footballguys.com/join Join our FREE Daily Email Update for the Fantasy news you need to know: https://www.footballguys.com/updates Footballguys Players Championship: https://myffpc.com/cms/public/play/fo... Follow our hosts on Twitter! Cecil Lammey: https://twitter.com/CecilLammey Sigmund Bloom: https://twitter.com/SigmundBloom Matt Waldman: https://twitter.com/MattWaldman   Footballguys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbgfantasy/​​ Footballguys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footballguys/​​ Footballguys Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fbgnews​   watch on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/Dm8toXLFx9s

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The Overstated Myth About Mobile QBs, TDs Following Yards, And Winning with the Salary Cap: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film and Data with Adam Harstad

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022


Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan.   There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts. This week's topics: Why touchdowns often follow yardage in the NFL: Adam breaks down the range of yards gained for every touchdown and which players' outputs recently had corrections to return to this range. Winning in the salary cap environment: We discuss how much surplus value players give in relation to their contracts. Why the bill will eventually come due for Miami with the acquisition of Tyreek Hill (and the player who will have to emerge to prevent them from having to wash dishes in the back of the restaurant to pay the tab)? The myth that running quarterbacks have more wear and tear: Matt explains why this oft-stated point of analysis, often from retired pocket quarterbacks like Trent Green, lacks merit. We delve into the factors behind the myth, injury data, and a more nuanced way of looking at quarterback styles and development trajectories. Yards Per Carry Is Mostly Junk Stat: Why long speed and other factors distort a lot of value that the general public holds in this metric. Of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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Five 2023 WR Prospects, Five Campus2Canton Tips: Matt Waldman’s RSP-Campus2Canton Cast with Felix Sharpe

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022


Campus2Canton's Felix Sharpe and RSP's Matt Waldman discuss five tips for excelling in Campus2Canton leagues and five receivers from the 2023 NFL Draft class.   Every other week, Felix @sharpereview of @campus2canton will be joining me to discuss college and NFL talent, many of them underclassmen (Devy). The show will be focused solely on these aspects of fantasy football so you can get familiar with them for your Devy, dynasty, and re-draft leagues. This Week'sTopics Five tips to excel in Campus2Canton leagues. Stanford's Elijah Higgins' use of his size intrigues Matt. Depending on their application, Rakim Jarrett's hand usage is both his strength and his flaw. Is Parker Washington's NFL ceiling closer to Josh Reed or David Bell? Why is Matt a fan of Xavier Hutchinson? The NFL receivers that Matt and Felix compare with Jordan Addison. Matt's ambivalence with a behavior Addison displayed that will be valued underscores a problematic aspect of scouting talent. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Three Facets of Finishing Routes with WR Zay Flowers (Boston College)

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP NFL Scouting Glossary defines three facets of finishing routes with NFL Draft prospect, wide receiver Zay Flowers of Boston College.  The Finish Is the Third Phase of Route Running in Football The Rookie Scouting Portfolio scouting criteria for route running separates the process into three phases: The Release: When the receiver leaves the line of scrimmage and begins his route. The Stem/Setup:  The path the receiver takes and the choices he makes to set up his break. The Finish: The receiver's change of direction at the top of the stem (the break) and his position and his path taken to optimize his availability for the quarterback to target him. Although the best routes are routes where the receiver wins separation in the early phases of the pattern, the quarterback is not always in a position or situation to locate the receiver and deliver a viable target. How well a receiver finishes his route can be the difference in the outcome of the play. There are three facets of finishing routes that a receiver can execute to optimize the effectiveness of a passing play: finishing friendly, running away from the defender, and re-routing when the first break doesn't generate a target. Finishing Friendly Although many routes are choreographed so the quarterback throws the ball to an anticipated location of where the receiver will be when the ball arrives, there are also many routes where the quarterback doesn't begin his throw until the receiver has finished his break. This may have to do with the quarterback moving from one potential target choice to another and often while navigating his away around defenders trying to tackle him or fill his passing lane. There are a variety of factors that may disrupt a quarterback's timing or alter his choices. One of the most important things a receiver can to do aid his quarterback in these scenarios is to finish friendly: Turn the chest and pads toward the quarterback out of the break. Turn the head to the quarterback. Finishing friendly maximizes the visual size of the target and this is important for a quarterback operating from a crowded area. This is especially true when pressure forces a quarterback to drop his eyes from what's happening downfield to avoid imminent danger and then refocus on potential targets. There are a lot of bodies moving in space at a high rate of speed in a short period of time. The more a receiver can position himself to make the target easier, the better the quarterback's chances of delivering an accurate throw. Running Away from the Defender Regardless of the direction in that a route breaks, the receiver must be mindful of executing a break that will maximize the space between himself and the nearest defenders in the area. This is easier to do when a break requires the receiver to continue moving at a high rate of speed. It's still vital for a receiver to continue working away from defenders when running routes with a break that requires a 180-degree turn out of a sudden stop — a stop executed after the receiver has been accelerating downfield. Although the receiver may not re-accelerate to full speed from such a break, continuing to move away from the trailing defender with a friendly finishing position with the head and chest facing the quarterback also optimizes the potential for the receiver to earn the target. Re-Routing There's a point of diminishing returns with a route break where the coverage catches up to the receiver or the quarterback cannot make the throw due to pressure that forces him to avoid defenders. The receiver must understand when this is happening and work his way to an open area of the field where his quarterback has a reasonable chance of targeting him. This is the act of re-routing. When a receiver re-routes, he's determining his new path based on the movement of the quarterback and the coverage near him. Receivers who possess a good feel for the coverage triangl...

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Feel It or F#@ It Week 10: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. https://youtu.be/1mOFE-GcKkQ 1. Patrick Mahomes HOF, if his career ended today. 2. Malik Willis's fantasy value short/long-term? 3. Justin Fields top-5 QB by year's end? 4. Denzel Mims's bye-week appeal? 5. Michael Carter 6. Jeff Wilson 7. Raheem Mostert 8. Julio Jones 9. T.J. Hockenson top-3 TE rest of the season? 10. Dameon Pierce over Jonathan Taylor ROS? 11. Kadarius Toney this year? 12. Tyler Allgeier 13. Rhamondre STevenson an RB1 ROS? 14. James Conner 15. Zach Ertz top 3 TE 16. Does anyone other than Davante Adams or Josh Jacobs have fantasy value in Vegas? 17. Aaron Rodgers ROS? 18. Jamaal Willams > D'Andre Swift ROS? 19. Could you and I sack Sam Ehlinger at least once with that colts' OL? And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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The Audible Live! - Can the Eagles Go 17-0 - Fantasy Football 2022

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 39:10


In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman discuss the Texans Eagles game and look ahead to Week 9. TIME STAMPS 0:40 Should the Eagles want to go 17-0? 5:20 Is Dameon Pierce still underused by the Texans? 9:20 Should we trade Jonathan Taylor? 21:40 Does Justin Fields have staying power? 28:20 The harmonic convergence in Miami SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page to catch all of the latest Footballguys videos, including in-season livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMm... Don't have time to watch? Listen to the Audio-only version of this Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Save Time, Worry Less and Win More with Footballguys: https://www.footballguys.com/join J oin our FREE Daily Email Update for the Fantasy news you need to know: https://www.footballguys.com/updates Footballguys Players Championship: https://myffpc.com/cms/public/play/fo... Follow our hosts on Twitter! Cecil Lammey: https://twitter.com/CecilLammey Sigmund Bloom: https://twitter.com/SigmundBloom Matt Waldman: https://twitter.com/MattWaldman Footballguys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbgfantasy/​​ Footballguys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footballguys/​​ Footballguys Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fbgnews​   watch on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/1UkGPzcBmi0

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Tight Ends Aren’t Real And the Truth About Dynasty Rankings: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film and Data with Adam Harstad

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022


Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan. There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts. This week's topics: Tight Ends Aren't Real: The prototype the league and the public envision for a tight end rarely exists in a sustainable fashion. The financials The high hit rate with scouting Why tight end is virtually an impossible position to perform to its prototypical expectation. Tight ends who were the rare prototypes and why they are problematic producers. Current tight ends whose skills are a notch below the prototypical prospect. Why dynasty rankings are just 90% time-delayed, age-adjusted redraft production. Gabriel Davis' value serves as an example. Ways you can exploit this in dynasty leagues. Comparing and contrasting Adam and Matt's polar opposite dynasty GM styles. Of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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QB Leadership Stereotypes, NFL Trades, and the Colts’ Benching Ryan and Firing Brady: Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022


Montreal Alouettes' head of scouting Russ Lande and the RSP's Matt Waldman go position-by-position and discuss productive NFL players who fit or don't fit our desired archetypes at each position. https://youtu.be/pC5VVQYFYNs This week: What makes a good leader at the quarterback position? Where are the critiques of Russell Wilson fair/unfair? Why are onsite visits to scout quarterbacks vital? A behavior/trait where NFL evaluators are prone to overreacting when interviewing quarterbacks. Why we're sold on the Vikings' acquisition of T.J. Hockenson. Why do we love the Christian McCaffrey trade for both sides but agree there's a legitimate trap door for John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan? The potential win-win-win for the Giants-Chiefs-Toney, but which of the three wins is the shakiest? Why aren't we sold on the Chase Claypool deal for the Bears? Why we're bullish on the Robert Quinn and Bradley Chubb deals, especially with the Jeff Wilson throw-in for Miami. Why did the Colts go with Sam Ehlinger over Matt Ryan? Why we're puzzled the Colts fired Marcus Brady and what it might mean. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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First-Semester Report Cards on NFL WRs and TEs: Matt Waldman's RSP Cast with Laurie Fitzpatrick

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022


  TD Wire's Laurie Fitzpatrick returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game in Week 9 to deliver first-semester report cards on NFL tight ends and wide receivers, including thoughts on T.J. Hockenson and Chase Claypool.  Topics: Thoughts on the T.J. Hockenson trade. Thoughts on Chase Claypool and what he could do with a new team, just prior to his trade to the Bears. Struggling WRs and TEs that we expect to improve as the season progresses. WRs and TEs that are emerging and are for real. Promising WRs and TEs on the horizon. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Zone Route Running Concepts with WR Josh Downs (UNC)

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022


Matt Waldman defines the basic concepts of route running against zone coverage in this edition of the RSP NFL Scouting Glossary with the help of a play from North Carolina NFL Draft Prospect, WR Josh Downs. Zone Routes Are A Different Animal Most conversations about route-running are devoted to beating defenders playing one-on-one against a receiver. Zone coverage is a significant part of defensive football and there's more to it than simply finding an open spot. Receivers have to see the coverage the same as their quarterback. They also have to understand how to manipulate the position of defenders to create open spots, maximize the potential space within that open area, and communicate in a timely and accurate manner to the quarterback that they are open and ready for the football. The Basic Techniques of Zone Routes Scanning the Field. Identifying the potential coverage triangles of defenders that will factor into the route. Identifying the defender in the second level of the field: A shallow safety. A dropping defensive lineman. A linebacker in the shallow or intermediate. A cornerback playing the shallow/intermediate zone. Building to Depth: Stretching the coverage to create a wide-enough hole in the zone. Widening the position of defenders with the initial path (stem) of the route. Working to an appropriate depth to force defenders playing deep to retreat or play on their heels. Throttling Down to the Appropriate Spot: Identifying when the defender is presenting favorable leverage for the receiver to make his break. Snapping the turn of the break so the change of direction and pace is sudden to maximize separation. Turning the head and chest to make a friendly target with the quarterback. Tempo the Break: Adjusting whether to throttle down to a specific spot or slowing the pace of a moving break based on the route and the position of defenders in the coverage triangle. The objective is not to run into another defender's area and give him room to undercut or cut off the target. Showing the Eyes at the Right Moment: The eyes communicate to the quarterback back when you're ready for the ball. What It Looks Like on Film with UNC WR Josh Downs https://youtu.be/ZQzZCgBPYnw And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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Feel It or F#@ It Week 9: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. https://youtu.be/02M4kxyhk94 Week 8 Reactions 1. Is Isaiah Likely a startable TE 2. Is Demarcus Robinson a bye-week option? 3. Is Chris Godwin a top-15 WR? 4. Darius Slayton, a top-36  WR moving forward? 5. WanDale Robinson a top-36 WR moving forward? 6. Is Jared Goff a starter? 7. Is Jamaal Williams a starter? 8. Is Hunter Renfrow worth a roster spot? 9. Is Rashid Shaheed worth a roster spot? 10. Khalif Raymond 11. Sam Ehlinger over Matt Ryan in Indy? 12. Dallas Goedert, an elite TE? 13. The taunting rule that led to a penalty on DJ Moore? 14. Is George Kittle finishing the year as an elite fantasy TE? 15. Is DeAndre Hopkins finishing as a WR1? 16. Kareem Hunt to Rams? 17. Kareem Hunt back to Chiefs? 18. Kadarius Toney to Chiefs? 19. Rhamondre Stevenson, featured back in New England? 20. Joe Flacco or Mike White over Zach Wilson And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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The Audible LIVE! - Can Tom Brady Rebound - Fantasy Football 2022

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 44:55 Very Popular


In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman discuss the Ravens Buccaneers game and look ahead to Week 8. TIME STAMPS 2:30 Will Tampa's offense rebound? 8:30 Is Baltimore's offense too predictable 20:30 Will Kadarius Toney have redraft value 31:05 Moves to make in the wake of Ja'Marr Chase's injury 36:50 How will the Jets offense look without Breece Hall SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page to catch all of the latest Footballguys videos, including in-season livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMm... Don't have time to watch? Listen to the Audio-only version of this Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Save Time, Worry Less and Win More with Footballguys: https://www.footballguys.com/join Join our FREE Daily Email Update for the Fantasy news you need to know: https://www.footballguys.com/updates Footballguys Players Championship: https://myffpc.com/cms/public/play/fo... Follow our hosts on Twitter! Cecil Lammey: https://twitter.com/CecilLammey Sigmund Bloom: https://twitter.com/SigmundBloom Matt Waldman: https://twitter.com/MattWaldman Footballguys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbgfantasy/​​ Footballguys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footballguys/​​ Footballguys Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fbgnews​   watch on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/TACjTGoiU8E

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Quarterbacks Are Underrated, Handling Trades, and the Journey of Becoming Yourself: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film and Data Podcast with Adam Harstad

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan. There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts. This week's topics: Our stances on trades in fantasy leagues and how to handle conflicts stemming from them. Quarterbacks in dynasty formats. Why is the position as a whole underrated? Specific players, who are underrated and overrated? Influential teachers/lessons we've learned in our lives. The journey of learning to be yourself. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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The Kadarius Toney Trade: A Scouting Perspective

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP examines the pending deal between the Giants and Chiefs involving mercurial wide receiver Kadarius Toney. The Kadarius Toney Trade Is A Potential Win-Win-Win Note: You can also listen to these and additional thoughts by opting for the podcast at the bottom of the page.  I think the Kadarius Toney deal is a good trade. Giants' Head Coach Brian Daboll inherited immature players at the wide receiver position in Toney and Kenny Golladay. Immaturity is seen as a negative and it can be. But in this case, it's more about youth, lack of perspective, and/or these players being unintentionally enabled to think they are better than they are. Fred Taylor was a dynamic and immature talent early in his career. I actually used much of the behind-the-scenes details an NFL personnel employee shared with me about Taylor to formulate this RSP Writer's Project exercise nearly a decade ago. Taylor grew out of his behavior and became a locker-room stalwart. I have to believe that when Daboll took the Giants' gig, he saw Toney as the most salvageable. Golladay earned a second deal off the backs of Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. These veterans created optimal matchups for Golladay and he earned targets from a tough, big-armed passer in Matthew Stafford. Obviously, Golladay has NFL skills to produce at a high level, but he needs more surrounding talent to achieve that productivity than a true primary receiver. Unfortunately, the Giants expected Golladay to be a primary option and it was an unrealistic expectation. Gabriel Davis' touters among NFL organizations and fantasy players in dynasty formats should take heed. (Also see Alvin Harper and Peerless Price for additional historical context). Toney is an immense talent who can beat anyone one-on-one. Combined with his ball tracking and open-field skills, he has many of the traits to become a primary receiver. Behavior and habits in and out of the facility were the forms of maturity questions for Toney. Where Toney Has to Improve to Realize This Trade's Potential The inherent issue with Toney's game that concerned me since Florida was how out of control his footwork can be. He uses a lot of wide-radius cuts that lead to slipping and awkward planting with routes and ball carrying. I was worried injuries would be a potential recurring issue because most receivers make the required dynamic moves within routes in an efficient manner that's trained. He can do things that work and, when they do, work at a high level. The downside is the sustainability of his movement style. Toney's moves are so dynamic but out of control, there's a logical underpinning to his availability being an issue. The moves that make him productive may require too much from his body to sustain. In other words, he may not be effective unless “healthier” than what the average threshold for healthy is for most. That is another factor with scouting that isn't underscored enough: Does the player have to be healthy at a higher threshold than what coaches normally expect from a player in order to produce? This is different than lacking toughness. Movement styles can be tough to unlearn and deficiencies may make the player an all-or-nothing option because they need to be 100 percent to execute these physically-demanding movements. Scouts and organizations have to be cognizant of this possibility when scouting talent. Combine these two factors of injury and maturity and it presents head coaches with a choice. In almost every situation of this type, a veteran head coach prefers reliability to mercurial behavior -- even when it is high-upside talent. Daboll knew he faced these challenges with Toney this heading into the summer and set a clear boundary that sends a message to the players and sets the culture. Daboll likely set the tone this summer about an open competition to see if he could get both Golladay and Toney to mature in the ways they needed to. For Golladay,

Fantasy Football Astronauts
The VALUE of Film

Fantasy Football Astronauts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 71:57


Matt Waldman, the man, the myth, and the legend joins me today to talk about some fantasy values that have paid off, a lot of film talk (awesome), and a look at a few games we are excited about for Week 8 (already?!). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ff-astronauts/support

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Top-Five College Freshmen (2025 NFL Draft) Prospects at QB, RB, WR & TE: Matt Waldman’s RSP-Campus2Canton Cast with Felix Sharpe

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022


Campus2Canton's Felix Sharpe and RSP's Matt Waldman discuss Sharpe's top-five prospects at each skill position for the 2025 class. They also discuss college and NFL players who could be more productive if used differently.  Every other week, Felix @sharpereview of @campus2canton will be joining me to discuss college and NFL talent, many of them underclassmen (Devy). The show will be focused solely on these aspects of fantasy football so you can get familiar with them for your Devy, dynasty, and re-draft leagues. This Week'sTopics Sharpe's top-five from the 2025 NFL Draft class at each skill position. '25 QBs: This class has the acclaim of the Trevor Lawrence-Justin Fields crew. '25 TEs: There's only one, but he's one of four others at Georgia. '25 WRs: Missouri, Houston, Texas A&M, and Clemson options on the board. '25 RBs: Penn State's Nick Singleton leads a crew of backs that offer variety. Players who were our gateway to college football as young fans. Learn more about Campus2Canton Leagues And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman’s RSP Scouting Glossary: Stalk Blocking Basics with Charlotte WR Grant DuBose

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022


Matt Waldman defines the basics of Stalk Blocking in this edition of the RSP NFL Scouting Glossary with the help of a play from Charlotte NFL Draft Prospect, WR Grant DuBose. What Is Stalk Blocking? When the blocking assignment calls for an offensive player detached from the formation to work toward a defender to execute the block, this is a stalk block. This method involves the receiver being the aggressor/initiator of the interaction without manipulating the defender into believing that he's running a route. The Basic Techniques of Stalk Blocking Break down in the Contact Zone. The Contact Zone is within two yards of the defender. Breaking down involves these components: A square stance: The hips and pads pointed squarely at the opponent. The feet are placed at shoulder width to generate a solid base/anchoring point during contact. The knees and hips are bent in an athletic position to solidify the base/anchoring/leverage. Maintaining the wide base by shuffling the feet. Take the air out: Earning a chest-to-chest position with the defender to maximize leverage. Don't overextend: Keeping the head and eyes up. The upper body should not be too far over the knees in an unstable stance. These body positioning points encourage a stable base for an attack or to handle contact from the opponent. Hand and arm positions: The intent is to attack the center of the opponent's gravity and maintain a stable position. Tight hands aiming for the chest plate of the opponent. Elbows bent. The punch: Some blocks don't require a punch. When they do . . . Tight hands Elbows bent Uppercut motion Rolling through the hips with an upward trajectory to generate force without overextending the frame. Running the feet after contact. Maintaining a wide base Shuffling the feet Maintaining the hands tight and in the chest of the opponent as much as possible. What It Looks Like on Film with Charlotte WR Grant DuBose https://youtu.be/ZQzZCgBPYnw And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It Week 8: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. Week 7 Reactions 1. Lamar Jackson 2. Gus Edwards 3. Kenyan Drake 4. Harrison Bryant 5. David Bell 6. Parris Campbell 7. Matt Ryan 8. Robert Woods 9. Tom Brady 10. Cade Otton 11. D'Onta Foreman 12. Terrace Marshall 13. Witchcraft 14. Isiah Pacheco 15. Michael Carter 16. Zach Wilson 17. Darius Slayton 18. Wandale Robinson 19. Travis Etienne as an RB1 down the stretch 20. Arthur Smith's tenure in Atlanta 21. Taysom Hill 22. Eno Benjamin 23. Keaontay Ingram 24. DeAndre Hopkins And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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The Audible LIVE! - The Saga of the Saints Quarterback - Fantasy Football 2022

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 44:55 Very Popular


In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman discuss the Saints vs Cardinals game and look ahead to Week 7. TIME STAMPS 2:00 Who will the Saints start at quarterback going forward 14:25 Why Keaontay Ingram was underrated in the draft 25:15 Tyquan Thornton vs. Wan'Dale Robinson 31:10 Who will benefit most from Dak Prescott's return 38:50 Christian McCaffrey's future   SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page to catch all of the latest Footballguys videos, including in-season livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMm... Don't have time to watch? Listen to the Audio-only version of this Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Save Time, Worry Less and Win More with Footballguys: https://www.footballguys.com/join Join our FREE Daily Email Update for the Fantasy news you need to know: https://www.footballguys.com/updates Footballguys Players Championship: https://myffpc.com/cms/public/play/fo... Follow our hosts on Twitter! Cecil Lammey: https://twitter.com/CecilLammey Sigmund Bloom: https://twitter.com/SigmundBloom Matt Waldman: https://twitter.com/MattWaldman   Footballguys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbgfantasy/​​ Footballguys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footballguys/​​ Footballguys Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fbgnews​   watch on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/CzsEQv7UMcI

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Do You Even Watch Football? Predictable Is Often Positive, Constraint Plays, And Chris Olave: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film and Data Podcast with Adam Harstad

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022


Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan. There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts. This week's topics: How we're too critical of "predictable" play calling. Defining constraint plays and differentiating them from misdirection. Players that Matt and Adam are drawn to as fans and how that differs from their analysis. Reading recommendations for aspiring students of the game and football history buffs. Why Adam sees Chris Olave as a must-buy in dynasty formats. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
NFL Players Who Fit/Don’t Fit Our Archetypes: Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022


Montreal Alouettes' head of scouting Russ Lande and the RSP's Matt Waldman go position-by-position and discuss productive NFL players who fit or don't fit our desired archetypes at each position. Who are our types of players at each position — players we might take ahead of more productive options at the position who don't fit our archetype when building a team? That's the topic of this week's scout talk with Montreal Alouettes U.S. Head of Scouting Russ Lande and Rookie Scouting Portfolio author Matt Waldman. They go position-by-position, discussing the traits and skills that will gain or lose value for them when considering what they value at each position. This is the first of a two-part conversation on this topic that will eventually cover most of the positions. This week: Why Kyler Murray's game, a good young passer, goes against our type of desired player relative to Lamar Jackson or even less productive players like Davis Mills, Geno Smith, and Derek Carr. We appreciate Mike Williams and Kadarius Toney but we discuss what they have in common that doesn't fit our type for the receiver position while bringing up others who do. Why Colts' cornerback Kenny Moore's game encompasses a lot of qualities that are missing from other players we discuss. What put Drue Tranquill's career on a better track than Johnathan Abraham's? Why we loved Grant Delpit pre-draft but how he hasn't tightened up his game to be a productive fit in the NFL. And what all of this has to do with what we seek from safeties. Why Myles Jacks Jack is a linebacker type that Russ covets and Denzel Perryman is a type he wouldn't build around but would make good use of his services? Why Matt covets Eric Kendricks and Pete Woerner. Who would Matt prefer as a running back type between a player he loves to watch as a fan and a backup he appreciates more as an evaluator? The player who runs on the edge of abandon that Russ values and a productive player who doesn't fit Russ' archetype at the position. Why Ezekiel Elliott is still a top back? In two weeks, we'll cover the offensive and defensive lines and finish up tight and running backs. Another great pod that's appointment listening. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Clapping or Gator Catching

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP NFL Scouting Glossary defines Clapping/Gator Catching, a sub-optimal technique with hand positioning for wide receivers.  Why Is Hand Positioning Vital for Receiver Play? The shape, spin, trajectory, and velocity of a thrown football require a pass catcher to attack the target with methods that allow the receiver an opportunity to achieve several objectives. Meet the ball at the earliest point of arrival. Slow the spin of the ball in a controlled manner that reduces the potential for a violent recoil. Make the catch with the first attempt to maximize efficiency. Optimal hand positioning creates easier second-chance attempts to win the ball. Secure the target quickly enough to reposition the ball away from tight coverage. Secure the target quickly enough to maintain the path of the route and maximize yardage after the catch. A football travels at a high speed and the spin isn't always tight. Combined with the oblong shape and texture, there are several challenges for a player that don't include the position of the defender and/or the intensity of contact that the defender will deliver as the receiver attempts the catch. What Is Optimal Hand Positioning to Catch a Football? The optimal receiving techniques begin with the fingertips. Because of the ball's spin and shape as well as the speed a quarterback can deliver it, the ball is prone to a violent recoil with it strikes a singular, flat surface. Throw a football against a wall and watch how violently and unpredictably it rebounds from the surface. The same thing happens when the ball strikes the palm of your hand — a singular, flat surface. The fingertips are marvels of human engineering because when 6-8 of them meet an oblong object that's arriving with great velocity and high RPMs, they have the precision to apply subtle pressure that stops the spin. If the precision of the fingertips working in tandem isn't perfect, it will still reduce the spin to a manageable movement — a soft and slower recoil that's easier to track for a second attempt at the ball compared to the ball recoiling violently off the palms, chest or helmet. The best way to position the hands so the fingertips can stop the spin and control the ball depends on the trajectory of the target. If it's a target above the waistline, the hands should be extended outward with the thumbs and index fingers forming a triangle. This isn't a perfect representation because the hands should be cupped a little more so the rest of the fingertips are in a position to grip the target, but you get the basic idea.   If the ball arrives below the waistline, the hands should be extended outward with the pinkies together as if you're holding them together to cup food. Gator-Catching/Clapping: A Common Technique Error Watch a young child learning how to catch a ball it's common to see them attempt to clap their hands onto each side of the ball. It's a logical idea but an inefficient one because it requires a lot more timing and coordination to meet a moving object with both hands traveling from opposite directions than it does to have your hands in a fixed position as the ball arrives. It also encourages initial contact of the ball with the palms rather than the fingertips and this leads to a violent and unpredictable recoil. If the hands miss completely, the ball has a violent recoil off the surface of the receiver's facemask or chest. Although college and NFL receivers have spent hundreds if not thousands of hours catching the football, there are scenarios that influence a receiver's lapses with catch technique: Mistracking the trajectory of the football and forced to re-adjust at the last moment. The receiver is focused on a different task that disrupts their timing and flow. The target is arriving at a spot where either hand position is viable and leads to indecision. The receiver has to make an athletic adjustment over or around a d...

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
First-Semester Report Cards on NFL QBs and RBs: Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast with Laurie Fitzpatrick

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022


TD Wire's Laurie Fitzpatrick returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game in Week 6 to break down the Giants' and Packers' offenses and deliver first-semester report cards on NFL quarterbacks and running backs.  Topics: Can the Giants sustain its run-first approach and continue winning? What's wrong with the Packers' offense? Which quarterbacks and running backs are playing top football so far? Struggline QBs and RBs that we expect them to improve as the season progresses. QBs and RBs that are emerging and are for real. Promising QBs and RBs on the horizon. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It Week 7: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. Week 6 Reactions 1. Tyquan Thornton 2. Wandale Robinson 3. Keontay Ingram 4. Rondale Moore 5. Dante Pettis 6. Darnell Mooney 7. Kyle Pitts 8. Chris Godwin 9. Darius Slayton 10. Zach Wilson 11. Breece Hall 12. Aaron Jones 13. Robert Tonyan 14. Parris Campbell 15. Alec Pierce 16. Deon Jackson 17. Allen Robinson 18. Ronnie Rivers 19. Tom Brady 20. Julio Jones 21. Amari Cooper Enjoy. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95. Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.  Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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The Audible LIVE! - Can Justin Fields Matter in Fantasy - Fantasy Football 2022

Footballguys.com - The Audible - Fantasy Football Info for Serious Fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 46:17 Very Popular


In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom, Matt Waldman and Chris Allen discuss the Bears vs. Commanders game and look ahead to Week 6. TIME STAMPS 2:30 Justin Fields development to date 12:30 Eno Benjamin's outlook for Week 6 22:15 Do we need to see more from Geno Smith to trust him? 34:20 Should we be optimistic about Kenny Pickett? 42:55 What to look for from Skylar Thompson against Minnesota SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube page to catch all of the latest Footballguys videos, including in-season livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMm... Don't have time to watch? Listen to the Audio-only version of this Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Save Time, Worry Less and Win More with Footballguys: https://www.footballguys.com/join Join our FREE Daily Email Update for the Fantasy news you need to know: https://www.footballguys.com/updates Footballguys Players Championship: https://myffpc.com/cms/public/play/fo... Follow our hosts on Twitter! Cecil Lammey: https://twitter.com/CecilLammey Sigmund Bloom: https://twitter.com/SigmundBloom Matt Waldman: https://twitter.com/MattWaldman Footballguys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbgfantasy/​​ Footballguys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footballguys/​​ Footballguys Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fbgnews​   watch on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/uu-2BuPXgrw

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Overfitting, NFL Player Archetypes, the NFL Combine, and Returners: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film and Data Podcast with Adam Harstad

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022


  Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan. There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts: How analytics professionals can overfit data and the value of accounting for uncertainty in football. Where Matt accounts for uncertainty in his scouting process. Terry McClaurin: A player type that Matt believes he'll miss on again in the near future if another like him comes along. Dalvin Cook: A player type Matt believes he's more likely to identify with certainty. The Odell Beckham vs. big receiver debate. Why player archetypes are valuable for scouting talent, especially at WR and RB. The value of the NFL Combine. Why WRs often make better punt returners and RBs better kick returners. The awesome Jeff Fisher punt returner test. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Has the NFL Found Out Joe Burrow, Russell Wilson, and Matt Stafford: RSP Cast NFL Talk with Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022


SB Nation's NFL Writer, Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast to discuss Joe Burrow, Geno Smith, the Hot-Hand Theory at Running Back, and the state of several NFL teams. Topics Mark Schofield returns to campus for a homecoming week of NFL talk. Why isn't the Bengals' offense clicking on all cylinders? The "hot-hand theory" for running backs and why it exists. What factors go into it for the player? How do the coaches factor into it, good and bad? Who are the best teams with the worst records? Who are the worst teams with the best records? Is Geno Smith legit as a long-term starter? Who has surprised and underwhelmed us? Skylar Thompson's debut in context. The Patriots return to its original run scheme after flirting with wide zone. Which quarterbacks have been "found out" thanks to the two-high shells? Advice for how to be a win-win networker in this industry. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Top-Five 2024 NFL Draft Prospects at QB, RB, WR, & TE: Matt Waldman’s RSP-Campus2Canton Cast with Felix Sharpe

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022


Campus2Canton's Felix Sharpe and RSP's Matt Waldman discuss Sharpe's top-five prospects at each skill position for the 2024 class. They also discuss college and NFL players who could be more productive if used differently.  Every other week, Felix @sharpereview of @campus2canton will be joining me to discuss college and NFL talent, many of them underclassmen (Devy). The show will be focused solely on these aspects of fantasy football so you can get familiar with them for your Devy, dynasty, and re-draft leagues. This Week'sTopics Sharpe's top-five from the 2024 NFL Draft class at each skill position. '24 QBs: A logjam of options tied at the five-spot. '24 TEs: Which option is Engram-like? Which option is on the list but hasn't shown up yet? '24 WRs: Two players from one program? Yes! '24 RBs: The player who could be a bigger Tony Pollard. Can Nick Chubb age gracefully in the NFL like Frank Gore and Edgerrin James? Players who could be more productive if used differently (college and NFL). Learn more about Campus2Canton Leagues And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

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Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Stem Manipulation with WR Tyler Harrell

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP NFL Scouting Glossary covers the route-running concept of stem manipulation with the help of a Tyler Harrell post route. Three Methods of Stem Manipulation Playground-style moves on moves that make defenders look silly are fun to watch. They even launch careers on Instagram and TikTok. But for most routes, manipulating a defender is a far more efficient process. It has to be. As creative as these slick moves stacked in succession can be, there's a limited setting for where they work. When the quarterback is at the top of his drop, he expects his receiver to be at that the right spot at the right time. Relying too much on these moves can make a receiver late to his spot. When this doesn't happen, it can wreck a play and even ruin a drive. There are three efficient ways wide receivers attack defenders with the route phase leading up to the break (the stem): Running at the defender. Diving the stem inside the defender. Widening the stem outside the defender. Good route runners are always trying to sell the defender on the belief (if even just for a flickering moment) that they might get behind him. These three manipulation tactics are efficient ways of forcing the defender to turn his hips in the wrong direction. And when a defender realizes that he has turned his hips in the wrong direction, the act of righting his position requires him to stop his feet while the receiver is running past without breaking stride. Stem Manipulation on Film Alabama wide receiver (by way of Louisville) and NFL Draft prospect, Tyler Harrell demonstrates how a receiver efficiently manipulates his stem to force the defender out of position. https://youtu.be/o_MfcCRij7M You can also find more detail on this concept (and others) on my YouTube Channel, Matt Waldman's RSP Film Room and in the RSP Cast below. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Feel It or F#@k It: A Matt Waldman RSP Cast with Bob Harris

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022


A weekly phone conversation between fantasy veterans Bob Harris and Matt Waldman is a quick and dirty run-down of NFL players, units, or teams. Week 5 Reactions https://youtu.be/vDmWsu5OkC8 1. Bailey Zappe 2. Darius Slayton 3. Kenneth Walker 4. Rhamondre Stevenson 5. Kenny Pickett 6. Austin Ekeler 7. Leonard Fournette 8. Russell Wilson 9. Skylar Thompson 10. Taysom Hill 11. Joe Burrow 12. Randall Cobb 13. Alec Pierce 14. Rondale Moore 15. Raheem Mostert 16. Allen Robinson 17. Tyler Higbee 18. Tevin Coleman 19. Dyami Brown 20. Gabriel Davis 21. Khalil Shakir 22. Najee Harris Enjoy. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95. Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.  Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
RB James Brooks: What Made Him Great? A Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room and Podcast

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022


Matt Waldman's RSP Cast continues a new podcast and film series devoted to scouting reports of past NFL players and what made them great. This month, Matt reviews the film and explains why RB James Brooks is an underrated great.  James Brooks Was Tiki Barber and Austin Ekeler In the NFL's Weaponized Era The 1980-90s were the weaponized era of the NFL. Athletes were reaching the peak of their size and speed at the position. Steroid use became more notable. And players realized that better equipment allowed them to maximize the intensity of contact behind their enhanced athletic ability. It was an era where concussions remained an injury to shake off, clear the cobwebs, and keep it moving if you could. The league and the mass media, who signed lucrative deals to cover the game promoted the human missile mentality of the game. You Got Jacked-Up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ELj-79jbqA In the middle of this era where running the football with a feature back remained a central focus of many offenses, James Brooks excelled. Selected 24th overall in the 1981 NFL Draft, Brooks was an all-purpose player: tailback, receiver, and return specialist for the Air Coryell Chargers. Paired with Chuck Muncie in the backfield, Brooks bloomed early as a kick returner and earned the change-of-pace role in the backfield. After three years, the Chargers traded Books for fullback Pete Johnson, a bruiser who compiled 64 rushing touchdowns during his first seven years in the league, including two 14-score seasons and a 12-score campaign that earned him Pro Bowl honors during an era of runners of more renown. In hindsight, the Chargers gave away a player at age 26 who offered far more to an offense than his former team estimated. Brooks' peak years of his career came between the ages of 30-33. Barber, another late statistical bloomer, actually began his run of excellence between 27-31. Barber was more prolific than Brooks during his peak and while Barber also played at the tail end of the weaponized era, he had one more compelling advantage over Brooks that actually makes Brooks' feats all the more impressive. The 205-pound Barber was 25 pounds heavier than Brooks. What Makes Brooks Great The stats are compelling: 41st overall in history in All-Purpose Yards with 2 top-ranked seasons during his career. 73rd overall in Yards from Scrimmage with 3 seasons in the top 10 of all-time. 20th in NFL history with 4.7 yards per rush attempt. 52nd in history with career touches in the weaponized era at 5-10, 180 pounds. That's right, Brooks was 5-10 and 180 pounds. You don't earn his stats and simply run draws and play in space. Brooks could accelerate and attack at the collision point. He had top-end acceleration and speed — the juice to ward off the Rod Woodson's of the era in the open field  — but he could also get the better end of a collision with Junior Seau because he knew how to finish. If you've been reading the Rookie Scouting Portfolio's running back evaluations for any length of time, you know that much of what people say is intangible can be defined and graded. You have to go to the film. This week, I studied the tape on Brooks — past games as well as career highlights and retrospectives on YouTube — and it was easy to see why Bill Walsh remarked on a national broadcast that he couldn't believe San Diego traded Brooks away. In this week's podcast, I share the insights I gained from Brooks' game as a technician, a decision-maker, an athlete, and a receiver. Listen to the pod and/or watch some of the videos below, and you'll get a glimpse at why Brooks was the precursor to Barber, Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, and Austin Ekeler. Links to the videos (the NFL may block them from viewing outside of YouTube): https://youtu.be/q8sMGYxS8Do   https://youtu.be/E8JmBDvR1sE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzLISy_4Lsk&t=340s And of course,

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
FBG Bob Henry Is A Unicorn, Avoiding Zero-Sum Thinking, And Braess’ Paradox: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film And Data with Adam Harstad

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022


Footballguys staff writer Adam Harstad joins RSP Film and Data as Matt Waldman's cohost for the 2022 football season to discuss practices that will make you a better fantasy GM and NFL fan. There are a lot of excellent writers and analysts in the fantasy industry. There are few that I hold in as high a regard as Adam. He's a forthright human being with a tremendous intellect whose approach to analysis in this space differs from most. He's also an excellent fantasy GM in re-draft and dynasty formats. Unlike Dwain McFarland, whose work delves into the statistical process, Adam spends a lot of time examining results and dealing with broad themes of decision-making that help us become better fantasy players and fantasy analysts: How Braess' Paradox fits into NFL and fantasy football decision-making. What Is Actionable Data? Why Footballguys' Bob Henry is a first-ballot Hall of Fame fantasy analyst and what we can learn from him? The differences variables between re-draft and dynasty leagues. Advice and perspective about dynasty rankings. Lessons Adam and Matt have learned in life that they return to regularly. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat the sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Tracking Directly Overhead with Larry Fitzgerald

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022


Matt Waldman uses a pair of masterful receptions from Larry Fitzgerald's college tape to illustrate the value of receivers who can track the ball directly over their head. . Not All Receivers Are Good Ball Trackers This post features Larry Fitzgerald, but it begins with a player finishing up his career in the CFL.  Whenever I think about tracking the football I think of this one-time NFL prospect with an early-round contract. For NFL fans, the receiver is a recent punchline. It's not meant to be. This player is good enough to get paid to play football, which is better than most people who've ever donned a helmet and pads. It's vital to have this perspective about evaluating football talent because fans and media are too quick to react to the extremes with information. Media corporations generate a lot of revenue by fostering environments that encourage reactionary thinking. "Best or worst" thinking is a plague of our present society but it's profitable. This receiver was an elite NFL athlete with promising production at a good SEC program. It led to a healthy amount of pre-draft buzz for him that reached its peak during his week at the Senior Bowl. While watching this player on the practice field, I got a text from a veteran scout and analytics professional with a lot of consulting projects for most of the NFL GMs in the league. "If the South Squad spent five minutes with the drill where a receiver's back is to the thrower and the ball arrives over his head, the coaches would learn fast that [the player not mentioned here] has difficulty tracking the ball." When I got back to my office, I pulled clips of as many vertical targets as I could find from this player's games. There were plenty of targets where he tracked the ball over his shoulder — enough for highlight packages on YouTube. If you went deeper, this receiver was often facing the quarterback when he caught a vertical target and his wins over the shoulder had some technical flaws. Tracking difficulties were a notable part of this receiver's struggles in the NFL. The bigger question is why players earn early-round picks and significant playing time only to wash out because of a flaw that, as a scout mentioned to me, would take five minutes to uncover. It comes back to the law of supply and demand. The top college programs draw elite athletes with promising receiving skills. Most college programs have to make a choice: Recruit a strong athlete and hope he becomes a technically good receiver. Recruit a strong technician and hope he becomes a better athlete. Sometimes players from both categories improve on these hopes to the extent that they can become successful professionals. More often than not, the NFL is evaluating prospects who became an elite athletes and gained marginally better technique or elite technicians and gained marginally better athletic ability. There are also physical skills that don't always earn the focus they should. Tracking the football is one of the common ones. It's assumed that if you play wide receiver, you're inherently a good ball tracker. However, as the demands of the game increase with the level of play, the required skills for tracking the football become far more demanding. There Are Layers to Tracking the Ball The simplest definition for Tracking the Ball is the act of finding the ball in the air and looking it into your hands. This is enough for teaching a kid to play catch. There's a lot more involved with receiver play: Identifying the trajectory of the ball: Simply finding the ball in the air can be more difficult for some routes than others. Gauging the trajectory of the target and reacting with the optimal hand position to attack it. Attacking targets with a sub-optimal hand position lowers the odds of winning and/or protecting the target from a defender. Gauging the trajectory of the target and positioning the body to maximize the catch opportunity....

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande: What If There’s A Resurrection of the Run In the NFL? A Position-by-Position Examination

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022


Montreal Alouettes' head of scouting Russ Lande and the RSP's Matt Waldman go position-by-position and project what traits and skills will gain or lose value for NFL teams in future NFL Drafts if the two-high shells continue to drive NFL offenses to run the football. The run has statistically gained ground on the passing game in the NFL thanks to the spreading out of opposing defenses and their response to employ two-high shells. If this continues, and there's no reason to think it won't, the NFL will be forced to adapt to a reality where the best offenses control the football. Montreal Alouettes U.S. Head of Scouting, Russ Lande, and Rookie Scouting Portfolio author Matt Waldman undertake a strategic exercise to project how this impacts team building. They go position-by-position, discussing the traits and skills that will gain or lose value for NFL teams in future NFL Drafts if the two-high shells continue to drive NFL offenses to run the football. What type of offensive linemen will benefit or lose value in future drafts? Which teams are already ahead of the curve? Will the Gilbert Brown archetype at defensive tackle be back in vogue? Why the under-tackle will play a pivotal role if the Gilbert Brown archetype comes into play and who is a quintessential under-tackle in this league right now? Where the NFL may sacrifice on the athletic front at linebacker to account for what they'll need to stop the run. How will safeties' roles change? Where there will be more roles for certain types of running backs and potentially more running back conversion projects from wide receivers, but specific skills will remain a barrier to entry. Will the quarterback position go the route of long-form journalism? Quarterbacks who could have long careers in the NFL as journeymen thanks to this potential change. Quarterbacks who are so close to being ideal for this change, but their lack of confident action at the point of release remains a core obstacle. Which positions could lose the most value in future drafts? Another great pod that's appointment listening. https://youtu.be/48XbVz8Igh8 And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children. 

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast
Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: NFL with TD Wire’s Laurie Fitzpatrick

Matt Waldman's RSP Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022


  TD Wire's Laurie Fitzpatrick returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game in Week 3 to break down the resurrection of the ground game, Trevor Lawrence and Jalen Hurts, the highs and lows of QB and WR development, Atlanta's offensive woes, and thoughts on Kenny Pickett, Geno Smith, and Cooper Rush. Topics: Why is the NFL running the ball more this month than in recent years? Details on the rise of TE/FB usage. Details on the rise of gap blocking. Trevor Lawrence and Jalen Hurts have a lot of window dressing in their offenses, can this remain effective? Why is quarterback play not as strong as it used to be but wide receiver play is getting better? Breaking down the "Josh Allen Plan," and why it's more than a statement that fits any struggling second-year quarterback. Is Kenny Pickett ready to be a winning starter? What to look for. Are the Cowboys a real threat with Cooper Rush? And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children.