From fantasy implications to NFL draft analysis to major events, the Rotoworld Football staff has the NFL landscape covered. Listen as Josh Norris, John Daigle, Roto Pat, Ian Hartitz and Nick Mensio give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Hayden Winks (16:20) break down six of week 3's best games. Plus, RotoPat joins to discuss week 3 rankings (26:45) for Josh Allen, Carlos Hyde (30:19), Mike Evans (32:58), and others.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz react to Daniel Jones taking over for Eli Manning, and preview Jags/Titans on Thursday night. Plus, we run through the biggest injuries of week 3 and get starts and sits from Nick Mensio.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz react to Drew Brees being out more than a month (2:46), Dak and Lamar putting up Mahomes-type numbers (7:25), an epic tank by the Dolphins (14:07), and Josh Jacobs surprising role in Oakland (17:54). Plus, we run through some potential waiver options for you this week (21:27).
Josh Norris calls every Rotoworld blurber for a synopsis of each of Sunday's games, touching on practically every fantasy relevant player. Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray squared off, as did Mitchell Trubisky against the Bears former DC Vic Fangio. Drew Brees left with a thumb injury, and the fantasy fallout was significant for Alvin Kamara. It's all here.
Josh Norris phones all the Rotoworld blurbers following Week 1 of the 2019 season, for the vital narratives, stories, news and performances from each of Sunday's games. Ian Hartitz talks Falcons at Vikings, Giants at Cowboys. John Daigle spotlights Bills at Jets, 49ers at Bucs. Hayden Winks focuses on the Rams at Panthers and Bengals at Seahawks. Patrick Daugherty had the Chiefs at Jaguars and Lions at Cardinals. Nick Mensio with the Redskins at Eagles and Colts at Chargers. And Jesse and Anthony, respectively, has the Titans at Browns and the Ravens at Dolphins.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz go team by team, the Arizona Cardinals to the Washington Redskins, to analyze the state of each franchise ahead of kickoff. Are the Eagles Super Bowl favorites? Do we believe in the Bucs too much? Josh and Ian share comments, observations, concerns and questions for all 32 teams.
Andrew Luck shockingly retired Saturday night. He was the QB4 in drafts. TY Hilton was the WR13. Marlon Mack the RB18. So what should you do now? Josh Norris tells you why you shouldn't be too wary of Hilton and the new tier Marlon Mack now belongs in. Plus Eric Ebron, Devin Funchess, Parris Campbell and Nyheim Hines. Josh also discusses the Texans backfield situation, and why Duke Johnson should be drafted even earlier than where Lamar Miller was.
Ian Hartitz and Hayden Winks join Josh Norris to lay down 10 bold, beautiful and fearless predictions for the 2019 season. OJ Howard emerging as the best tight end in football. Tyler Lockett finishes the season as a top 12 scoring receiver. The 49ers end the season by supporting two top-24 running backs. And much more.
One Hour. 32 Teams. The crucial information from this offseason and preseason that you must know entering your drafts. Josh Norris and Davis Mattek go team by team to deliver the actionable news and lineup changes that will help you draft. Plus their favorite late running back selections and stacks for the season.
The entire crew comes together to divulge the players they are trying to exit every single fantasy draft with. Plus potential rookie breakout players (not named Kyler Murray) and the ADP shifts you need to know about since August 1st.... hello Rashard Higgins and Jalen Hurd.
Ray joins Josh for the final time (for now). Along with what the two are most excited to see in the five preseason games on Friday/Saturday, Ray puts the Antonio Brown news in perspective. Plus possible concerns with Dante Pettis, Mitchell Trubisky and Kareem Hunt's late season role with the Browns.
John Daigle joins Josh Norris to cast one wish for each of Thursday's 11 preseason games. Can Devin Singletary stand out among Bills backs? Will Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins showcase the aura of a rookie starter? Plus the two take you through the relevant news of the week that is impacting drafts.
Preseason football is back! Josh and Daigle take you through the parts of the Falcons and Broncos worth paying attention to in this opening game. Then Pat jumps on to relay the best values at running back and wide receiver, including the likes of Chris Carson, Geronimo Allison and Desean Jackson.
Josh opens the show with Ray to relay the important news from the last week, including the Giants hurting at pass catcher, Theo Riddick release (and how it impacts Kerryon Johnson) and Lamar Jackson being the perfect late round QB selection. The Pat joins to look at clusters of fantasy football rankings at the running back and receiver spots.
Summer? We hardly knew you. Training Camp is here, as much of the leagues kicks off team activities and, soon, preseason games. Josh Norris and John Daigle catch you up on all the news you must know, including RB holdouts, offensive line trickle down and much more.
To open the show, Josh and Ray hit on this week's big news, with much of the focus on RB contracts. Melvin Gordon wants to get paid. Ezekiel Elliott wants to get paid. Plus... what's with this possible 18-game NFL schedule? Then Josh is joined by Pat, Nick, Daigle and Jesse to outline a handful of strategies you should use in drafts this year.
Part II of our One BIG Question series is here, this time focusing on the NFC. Josh, Jesse, Pat and Nick take you through, team by team, to determine the one main query each team mst answer prior to kicking off the 2019 season.
As training camp approaches, Josh is joined by Pat, Nick and Jesse to ask the one BIG question facing every AFC team. Will Adam Gase keep Sam Darnold on the right track, or derail him? How much REALLY will Nick Foles help the Jaguars? Jon Gruden has no excuses, so can he finally enter the year 2019? And be sure to download Thursday's NFC episode.
Superstars receive deserved run all the time, so Josh and Pat highlight some of the best sidekicks across the NFL. From Will Fuller to Geronimo Allison to Tyler Boyd, these Luigi's make a meaningful impact on the field and could help you win your league this year.
Josh updates Ray on all of the important news from the last week, including Jonah Williams missing the season, if Josh Gordon is on track to be active and Sony Michel running "full tilt." Plus the two take a look at the 2019 NFL MVP odds and give you a few of their favorites. And the show closes with your favorite... the Aston Villa minute.
Josh puts out the Bat Signal and JJ Zachariason answered. This episode is all about "What Would JJ Do?" as he answers many of the questions and topics posed in previous podcasts, including breakout player and second year players he is most excited about. Plus @LateRoundQB himself tells you which late round QB you should be targeting.
Josh Norris and John Daigle, from Paris, talk you through the Most Watchable teams heading into the 2019 season. The two spend plenty of time on what Bruce Arians might do for Jameis Winston and the Bucs offense. Plus the possibility of the Cardinals starting the season 3-2 thanks to opponents and the gift of surprise. That and so much more.
Josh, Ray and Pat return to work through this week's biggest blurbs; Is 2019 finall the year of Donte Moncrief? The Texans GM search continues to take interesting twists. Could the Lions offense, you know, be relevant this year? Plus the trio tells you which lies to ignore and why Ray elects to leave his read receipts on.
Bonjour! We're back from vacation. With OTAs concluding and Training Camp just around the corner, Josh, Pat and Ray catch you up on the vital bits of news from the last few weeks. Carson Wentz's extension and what it means for the present and future, plus the GM changes for the Jets and Texans. Plus, how nervous should we really be about Todd Gurley's status?
Patrick Daugherty joins Josh Norris to rank NFL GMs from best to worst. How high have John Dorsey and Chris Ballard climbed in just a small amount of time? Plus Kevin Colbert and John Schneider overcoming monumental moments of identity change on their teams.
Josh and Pat are back with another Friday Five: your questions and problems, our answers. Is the Combine moving to primetime possible over-saturation? Which player might've been destined for greatness if they avoided injury? And what careers would the duo have if they did not write about football?
Every year NFL players reach their potential. They climb up a few tiers above their peers, and identifying those talents before the season begins can pay huge dividends once games kick off. Josh Norris, Rich Hribar and Ray Summerlin each nominate two names for the title of "Breakout Player of 2019."
Another edition of the Friday Five is here, this time with John Daigle joining Josh Norris. The two nominate teams that could go from worst to first in their division. Plus you asked us to be barbecue snobs, if we've ever been fired from a job and Youtube rabbit holes. Thanks for listening!
Yes, that happened. Two weeks after the 2019 NFL Draft, the Jets decide they no longer want to employ the GM who picked and signed players since last season ended. Mike Maccagnan is out of a job, and Adam Gase has been tabbed interim GM as well as full time coach. Josh, Pat and Rich break it all down, plus dive into notable players who missed sizable parts of the 2018 season and what their outlook is for the upcoming year.
Josh Norris and RotoPat join up for this edition of Friday Five, answering your questions about football, love and life. The two nominate this year's version of Eric Ebron, a player who failed to reach their potential with the team early on but exploded after a few years in the league. Plus Aston Villa emotions and when it is the right time to quit on a book.
The focus over the last few months has been on the incoming rookie class, and for good reason. But there are a number of picks from the 2018 class, just one year ago, that have not made an impact or been given an opportunity. Josh Norris and Ray Summerlin implore you to not forget the likes of Ronald Jones, Hayden Hurst, DJ Chark and more.
**Hopefully the audio for this episode is not tooooo abnormal; we are attempting to incorporate a video element and are toying with different setups** 254 new rookie picks mean 254 NFL veterans might be on notice for their starting spot. Josh Norris, Rich Hribar and Patrick Daugherty outline a number of rookies' paths to important roles and what it means for their teams.
The draft is complete. Three days, 254 selections which means 254 new players have entered the NFL. Josh Norris, Ray Summerlin and Rich Hribar spotlight their favorite picks, teams and what they might mean for next season.
Josh Norris, RotoPat and Ray Summerlin talk through every pick, every prospect and every trade that happened during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Raiders and Giants shocked us all night, while good teams kept their strengths strong. Plus the differing outlook of Marquise Brown and N'Keal Harry.
Josh Norris and Evan Silva dig deep on the 32 picks in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Who might trade up? Who might trade down? Where will the quarterbacks land, including Josh Rosen? Could OL be drafted much earlier than expected? When will the receiver run start? If you enjoy this episode, Subscribe!
You enjoyed this episode so much that we brought it back this year. Josh Norris welcomes Dane Brugler, Ben Fennell, Joe Goodberry and Ted Nguyen to the show. The group's goal is to build their consensus big board, starting with 19 names, choosing their top 10 and then ranking that list 10 to 1. It's a great conversation that focuses on traits, positional value and much more. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend.
With one week until the 2019 NFL Draft kicks off, Paul Burmeister, Chris Simms, Josh Norris and Thor Nystrom joined forces to predict how the first round will play out. The group went through each team's current roster situation, draft needs, possible selections and ultimately decided on a pick. You will be surprised where the quarterbacks are slotted and the ranking of offensive linemen. Enjoy, and be sure to subscribe to the show!
This is one of our favorite conversations every year. Josh Norris hosts Graham Barfield of NFL.com and Yard Created to dive deep on the 2019 NFL Draft RB class. Is Josh Jacobs in a tier of his own? Will Darrell Henderson's electric style hit in the NFL? What do we make of David Montgomery and Devin Singletary? And could Bryce Love be the gem of this class?
Josh Norris hosts UMass WR and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Andy Isabella. After two straight seasons of over 1,000 yards, Isabella has been working with NFL legend Randy Moss during the draft process. He details what that experience has been like, plus beating the stereotype of being a white receiver. Finally, Andy takes us into some of his biggest plays over the last two years.
I love this conversation every single year. Josh hosts Matt Waldman, who just posted the 2019 Rookie Scouting Portfolio. Matt was kind enough to share a few of his rankings and thoughts on prospects, including Hakeem Butler earning a historic grade. The two attempt to dig into Devin Singletary and why he's such a difficult projection. Plus Myles Boykin is not just a Combine creation, Will Grier earning a QB1 label and more.
Josh Norris and Evan Silva swap notes on a handful of WR prospects, and you get to listen. Why Hakeem Butler, not D.K. Metcalf, is the No. 1 prospect at the position. Miles Boykin is absolutely worth taking a Day 2 shot on. Is N'Keal Harry best on the inside? Andy Isabella on the outside? And finally, Marquise Brown is something special.
Josh hosts PFF's Mike Renner on the podcast to spotlight a handful of players that deserve your love. On this 1 on 1 date, Renner reveals he prefers Jerry Tillery to Ed Oliver and believes Andy Isabella's NFL projection is comparable to Brandin Cooks. Mike also divulges a few third day prospects that left a great first impression. Let's do the damn thing!
This is a replay of Josh Norris' 45-minute segment on Chris Simms' Unbuttoned podcast. Josh, Simms and Ahmed Fareed cover a number of prospects, including Ed Oliver, Hakeem Butler, Devin Singletary, Rashan Gary and Parris Campbell. Chris and Josh certainly don't see eye to eye on every prospect, so the conversation focuses on those differences in the hopes of finding the truth.
Josh Norris hosts one of his favorite prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, RB Devine Ozigbo out of Nebraska. Ozigbo's collegiate career was not an easy one, as he was forced to wait for his opportunity. So the conversation hits on self-reflection, improvement and not losing sight of goals. Plus, you know, football stuff.
Rich, Pat and John Daigle were in town, so Josh sat them down for an impromptu podcast. Be warned, very little football is discussed in this episode outside of the Browns current standing in the AFC and our worst fantasy calls ever. Instead Josh ponders his future bald head, group travel recommendations and the worst movies of all time.
Chris Simms (of the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast) joins the show to touch on a variety of topics, old and new. What's it like as a starting quarterback when one or more of your starting offensive linemen go down? Has Jon Gruden changed from 2008 to 2018? Is winning outside of structure with your feet now imperative for young quarterbacks? Plus Josh and Chris take recent comments from NFL decision makers through the NFL lie detector.
It's the first prospect interview of the season. North Dakota State QB Easton Stick, the passer with the most wins in FCS, joins Josh for a 15-minute conversation, including why Easton isn't on social media. How he handles losses since he experienced so few during his career. And finally a game of recall, where Stick recites game situations and results with zero preparation.
The last three days have been a whirlwind, so let Josh and Ray clear up the picture for you. First, the two break down every aspect of the Odell trade: what it means for the Browns and Giants. Then it's on to Le'Veon Bell's fit with the Jets , while also touching on Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman and Desean Jackson. Ray also confirms his lunatic tendencies by refusing to read Harry Potter books, despite enjoying Harry Potter films.
Josh is joined by Danny Kelly, who is embarking on a journey to create a draft guide for The Ringer this offseason. The core of this conversation focuses on prospects who offer conundrums in their play style and how it might translate to the NFL. So Josh and Danny attempt to find the truth.
The NFL negotiation period opened Monday, and immediately deals were agreed on. So Josh Norris and Rich Hribar had to jump on the podcast to dissect the moves. What role will Jamison Crowder fill for the Jets? Is Adam Humphries in line for another big season, this time with the Titans? And is Nick Foles the missing piece for the Jaguars, and much more.
In our first Q&A episode, Ray and Josh answer your questions and even question each others' answers. Does that make sense? Outside of QB, which position would you invest in? Among the entire Nickelodeon catalogue, what show would you star in? What's the best sports video game of all time? And which player in the NFL is actually bad?
The four days of athletic testing are complete, so Josh Norris takes you position by position to outline what mattered most to him. Thank you for supporting Rotoworld and the podcast all week, and if you enjoyed the show, please consider sharing it with a friend.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is an historic receiver draft class. There are so many ridiculous athletes. Josh Norris lays out what matters, what doesn't, what types might easily transition to the NFL and which ones might be misunderstood. Plus Noah Fant stole the show among tight ends and is Kyler Murray already locked in to the no. 1 pick?
I know, you were let down by the running backs. But take a step back, perhaps that disappointment was a result of your own expectations. And even Josh Norris, who is a huge believer in athletic testing, does not freak out about running back athletic profiles. Plus Andre Dillard has joined the club! And hire Joe Thomas for everything.
This NFL Combine update includes thoughts from Colts GM Chris Ballard on the receiver position, plus the team's board already being dropped down to 216 names. Also, there are receivers at the Combine with a weight difference of 62 pounds. including one with reportedly 1.6% body fat. We aren't doctors, but that doesn;t seem healthy.
Josh Norris is here to wrap up the first day of the 2019 NFL Combine. News flash: there's not much to wrap up. Josh will touch on the meaningful quotes and comments from GMs and head coaches on Thursday. Today, he details what he cares about during the Combine. How he watches the event. Plus offensive line and running back measurements, and why the Combine shouldn't change.
Josh and Evan are back for draft season. The two have not shared their evaluations with each other until this conversation. The prospects discussed are Josh Jacobs, David Montgomery, Devin Singletary, Miles Sanders and Devine Ozigbo. Do any fit a top 10 prospect mold?
One of our favorite guests in Sigmund Bloom returns. He and Josh hit on a number of topics, including if we should respect NFL coaches more than we seem to. What happened to the Steelers and how could they make these decisions in a window to win? Sig reveals his biases when evaluating players and closes with non-football recommendations for all of you.
Josh Norris is joined by the youthful Hayden Winks, who recently posted a series on meaningful analytics that help identify early career success for draft prospects. The quarterback figure shocked Josh. Plus the importance on the Combine for many positions, including offensive line and edge rushers.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a quarterback that will start for six games then give way to a rookie! Josh, Ray and Pat try to piece together available quarterbacks and teams with a need at the position. And it is finally revealed why Josh has been single since 5th grade.
The 2018-19 NFL season has come and gone, but there are plenty of lessons to be learned that we can apply moving forward. Josh, Patrick and Richard share their favorites. Running backs either operate in the passing game, or they don't exist. Is the offensive line the second most important piece of a Super Bowl contender? And much more.
Whether it is your first time placing a bet or you're a seasoned vet, we've got you covered for Super Bowl 53. Josh, Rich Hribar and the mysterious Clev TA talk you through their favorite prop bets for Sunday's game, from the simple to the ridiculous.
There's just one more game left in the NFL season, and we cover it from every angle. Josh, Ray and Pat take you through the ways each team can win the game. Will Todd Gurley bounce back and be the difference Maker for the Rams? Can the Patriots offensive line again keep Tom Brady clean and allow him to be surgical? Does it all come down to which defensive front disrupts more?
Down in Mobile, Alabama, Josh Norris invites a few friends on the podcast: Fran Duffy, Ted Nguyen and Joe Goodberry. The four cover a number of topics, opening with the simple question, "what wins in the NFL?" to quarterbacks succeeding inside and outside of structure, to the importance of offensive line coaches and flexibility, and finally each person's favorite position to evaluate.
Just three more games remain in the NFL season, and the Championship showdowns go down this weekend. First, Josh Norris and Evan Silva look at every angle of the Saints and Rams contest, and if it all falls on Jared Goff winning out of structure and under pressure. Then Josh, Ray and Pat surmise if the Patriots can do it... again... against the ridiculous Chiefs offense.
Let's welcome the top offenses back to the playoffs after 24 points was the highest team total last weekend. The Saints, Chiefs and Rams all return, and Evan Silva, RotoPat and Josh Norris break it all down, from both a macro and micro level.
The Packers kicked off the coaching hires with the addition of Matt LaFleur and it has been a whirlwind since. Josh, Pat and Ray are here to break the first six down, including Kliff Kingsbury's outlook in Arizona and Freddie Kitchens jumping multiple levels this season.
Josh Norris hosts the debut of Hayden Winks on the Rotoworld Football Podcast, as Hayden outlines the best Super Bowl bets before the start of the playoffs. Hint... it's the Chiefs. Plus long shot bets on the Ravens, Colts and Seahawks.
It is playoff time! First up, Josh and Evan breakdown the Cowboys chances against the Seahawks, and the keys to victory with each team. Then the duo try to quantify Nick Foles' impact on the Eagles, and if it enough to overcome the Bears at Soldier Field. Then Ray and Pat hop on to pick the most difficult game of the weekend: Colts vs Texans, and what each needs to do to be victorious. Plus the expectation for the Ravens versus the Chargers.
It is week 17, so your fantasy playoffs are over. The podcast, however, keeps rolling. First, Josh and Evan look at the meaningful games in the AFC with playoff ramifications, and then Josh and Pat do the same for the NFC side.
In a bit of a change, Nick Mensio stops by first this week to preview some of the best DFS plays for Week 17 before Rich Hribar talks about a few of the most interesting players in his Worksheet column.
It is Championship Week, ladies and gentlemen. Ray Summerlin highlights the top pick-ups of the week, including Kalen Ballage, Jamaal Williams, Robert Foster, Robby Anderson and more. And Josh finally reveals his specialty: ranking American Idol contestants.
It is semifinal weekend, ladies and gentlemen. First up Evan Silva outlines Jared Goff and company being extremely great plays. Plus Anthony Firkser, Robby Anderson and a Ross Tucker imitation. Then RotoPat joins to determing if Derrick Henry can be a dependable starter this week, as well as Lamar Jackson and Dalvin Cook.
It's the first round of the fantasy football playoffs, so let's win. Evan Silva dishes on the surprisingly relevant Jaylen Samuels and Justin Jackson, plus why Josh Allen is having success in the same ways he did in college. Then RotoPat on the Rams-Bears matchup and if Russell Wilson can be depended on.
This is an important week for fantasy football, so Josh and Ray want to help you determine an optimal roster. First up are the running backs injuries, like pivoting from Melvin Gordon to Justin Jackson, or Matt Breida to Jeff Wilson. We've also seen Dante Pettis and Curtis Samuel emerge. Plus if Aaron Rodgers has your trust heading into the fantasy playoffs.
Josh Norris, Evan Silva and Patrick Daugherty are back to help you win the final week of the fantasy football regular season. Evan professes his love for Lamar Jackson, why Aaron Jones has been so good and the two reminisce about Ahman Green. Then Pat joins in to talk up Matt Breida and more during his rankings segment.
It is the last week of the fantasy football regular season, and there is plenty of news to cover. Austin Ekeler shoots into top 12 RB status. With Leonard Fournette suspended, what should you do with TJ Yeldon and Carlos Hyde? Plus small school phenom David Moore, and Ray tells you everything you need to know about Aliens.
Just a few weeks are left in the regular season, so Josh and Ray are here to help you pick the pivotal players that will lead you to victory. Josh Adams Appears to tbe the Eagles lead back. Gus Edwards emerged out of nowehere. Tre'Quan Smith and DJ Moore both had huge Sundays, but will the opportunities be there in the future?
It's that time again to win your fantasy week. Evan Silva applauds Chris Ballard for the job he's done so far with the Colts, why Tre'Quan Smith is a good dart throw and Kerryon Johnson as an easy start. Then RotoPat joins to defend his rankings on Kenny Golladay, Corey Davis, Marlon Mack and Leonard Fournette.
Josh Norris and Ray Summerlin are here, with three weeks left in the regular season, to set you up for playoff success. The duo opens with Rashaad Penny and how they can't trust a single thing Pete Carroll says. Is Rex Burkhead worth a speculative add? Plus Anthony Miller and Josh Reynolds' expanding roles.
Thanks for tuning in. Josh and Evan start with predicting Dez Bryant's role with the Saints, and why it might mirror Marques Colston. Then the two heap praise on Andrew Luck, look at the positive trend for Larry Fitzgerald and close out with the uber talented Josh Gordon. Then RotoPat is up to discuss Carson Wentz, Dion Lewis, TY Hilton and Kenny Golladay.
Once again we are back to fix your fantasy team. Ray and Josh dive into Duke Johnson's success, Mike Davis filling in for an injured Chris Carson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling as the Packers No. 2 receiver, Adam Humphries and so much more. And by more we mean reminiscing about NFL Fever and Dynasty mode.
Week 9 is here, beautiful people. First up is Evan Silva on Coutland Sutton's expanded role in Denver, Kenyan Drake's playmaking skills that are deserving of more touches, and D.J. Moore fitting the NFL landscape at receiver... and possibly thriving in it. Then RotoPat joins to express some level of caution on Drew Brees and Josh Gordon, plus Isaiah Crowell's outstanding matchup.