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 and John Daigle react to Luke Kuechly’s surprising retirement, Antonio Gates’ not surprising retirement (11:15), and the hiring of Kevin Stefanski in Cleveland (13:03). Oh yeah, we also preview the conference championship games (17:56 and 26:45)!
Expect the unexpected, and toss some randomness in. The result? The divisional playoffs. John Daigle and Ian Hartitz call in form Las Vegas to review each game from the weekend. Can the Titans' formula continue to work? A Chiefs comeback for the ages, and might playoff football actually be different?
We're back to preview the second round of playoff action! Josh, Ian and Daigle answer the pivotal questions ahead of the weekend... Can Jimmy Garoppolo continue to step up when it matters most? Will the ravens run away from the Titans? Can the Texans repeat their early season win over the Chiefs? Should we have given the Packers more respect this season? Plus updating the coaching hires across the NFL.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz react to the news that the Cowboys are hiring Mike McCarthy to be their next head coach. Plus, we break down Wild Card Weekend: Vikings/Saints at 11:10, Seahawks/Eagles at 24:00, Texans/Bills at 34:34, and Titans/Patriots at 48:03.
The family is back together just in time for the playoffs. First, sorry for the audio scratching. The studio was cold and *one* of the guys needed a jacket. There are four excellent playoff matchups this weekend. Should we believe int he Bills more than the Texans? Shockingly, Ian and Daigle are confident in Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. Plus so much more.
The fantasy season might be over and we might be 10 lbs heavier, but Josh and Daigle couldn't let you go a weekend without game previews. The two talk through playoff scenarios and what is at stake for each team with something to play for.
The 2019 Fantasy Football season comes to a close in exciting fashion. Daniel Jones drops five touchdowns. Saquon Barkley shines with two massive plays. Lamar Jackson continues to steamroll opponents, and the NFL playoff picture becomes clearer. Thank you for sticking with us all season long!
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview (4:20) Texans/Bucs, Bills/Patriots, and Rams/49ers. RotoPat joins (24:56) to look at Saints/Titans, Cowboys/Eagles, and Packers/Vikings. Hayden Winks (39:38) breaks down Cards/Seahawks, Raiders/Chargers, and Chiefs/Bears.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz react to Will Grier getting the Panthers starting quarterback job, and the report that Browns players yelled, “come get me” to the Cardinals’ bench. Plus, we name our top five favorite players of the last decade.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz read your bad fantasy beats for Week 15. Plus, Daigle gives you waiver wire advice for Week 16 (22:51), and we check in on the Vikings backfield situation after the injury to Dalvin Cook (27:18).
The fantasy football semi-finals are over. You won, because you listen to the podcast. But it was also a wild Sunday of action. The Cowboys offense returned, both running and throwing the football. Kyler Murray outperformed Baker Mayfield. Finally, Patrick Mahomes tossed lasers in the snow. We watched, so you don't have to.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview Texans/Titans, Broncos/Chiefs, and Bills/Steelers. RotoPat joins to break down Bears/Packers, Seahawks/Panthers, and Rams/Cowboys. Finally, Hayden Winks previews Vikings/Chargers, Browns/Cardinals, and Colts/Saints.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz look back at some preseason favorites at each position and compare their ADP with how they actually performed. We also preview the Ravens and the Jets on Thursday Night Football.
What a Sunday of Football. Incredible games, incredible plays, and we break it all down here. The Titans are on a roll with Ryan Tannehill. The Texans' defense might limit their ceiling. Plus the Chiefs end the Patriots' streak and the Ravens continue to roll.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview 49ers/Saints, Lions/Vikings, and Chiefs/Patriots. RotoPat joins (22:04) to break down Ravens/Bills, Seahawks/Rams, and Steelers/Cardinals. Hayden Winks (42:07) looks at Titans/Raiders, Colts/Bucs, and Giants/Eagles.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz react to the firing of Ron Rivera (1:50), preview the Cowboys and Bears on Thursday Night Football (13:40), and look back at the best players this year and ask, “Did we see this coming?” (21:40) Plus, Nick Mensio joins to give you his Week 14 starts and sits (38:12).
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz break down the playoff picture in each conference. We start with the 49ers in the NFC (3:17) and run through all the relevant teams. The AFC starts with Baltimore (11:34) and continues down the line. The guys also throw out some award candidates (25:01) and give you a few waiver wire names to keep an eye on this week (35:41).
Week 13 was a dud. Don't worry, we watched the games so you don't have to. Bad teams like Washington, Miami and Cincy game how victorious, and we answer how. Plus Lamar Jackson passes another difficult test against the 49ers and Gardner Minshew takes back his starting job, two weeks too late.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz examine some preconceptions they had earlier this season. We address Drew Brees’ arm strength, Aaron Jones’ usage rate, and Carson Wentz’s status as a top QB. Ian asks if there is a QB that started a game this year that the Patriots wouldn’t be at least 6-5 with? Plus, we give you waiver wire advice for Week 13.
Alright... It was an atrocious Sunday of football. So instead of going back and watching the games, just listen to the podcast and let us do the work for you. The Cowboys failed to step up to the Patriots' level. The Eagles offense continues to suck. The Saints held off a Panthers comeback, and much more.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz preview Colts/Texans on TNF, and break down some favorable fantasy playoff schedules (9:32). Plus, Nick Mensio joins to give you start and sit advice on Phillip Lindsay, Tyrell Williams, Ronald Jones, and Curtis Samuel (29:01).
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Hayden Winks suggest how to fix the broken offenses of multiple contending teams. Plus, we check in on several players chasing records this year (12:08), get Hayden’s backfields update (18:20), and Daigle’s waiver wire advice for week 12 (23:32).
Josh Norris John Daigle preview Texans/Ravens, Jags/Colts, and Patriots/Eagles. RotoPat joins (20:34) to look at Saints/Bucs, Cardinals/49ers, and Bears/Panthers. Finally, Hayden Winks (42:48) helps us break down Falcons/Panthers, Cowboys/Lions, and Chiefs/Chargers.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz break down the Steelers and the Browns on Thursday Night Football (2:45). Plus, Ian helps you size up some big WR/CB matchups this weekend (9:28). Plus, Nick Mensio joins us to give you his Week 11 starts and sits (16:37).
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and RotoPat break down the sputtering Rams’ offense, the encouraging Cardinals’ offense (9:40), and a couple of units on teams that have evolved throughout the season (15:34). Finally, Daigle gives us some waiver advice for Week 11 (23:15).
It was a wild, surprising Sunday of football, and the entire Rotoworld Football crew is here to break it down. From upsets of the Falcons over the Saints to the Titans over the Chiefs, to last second goal line attempts for scores, we break down every game and every relevant player in each performance.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview the Rams/Steelers, Panthers/Packers, and Vikings/Cowboys. RotoPat joins (17:31) to preview Chiefs/Titans, Giants/Jets, and Seahawks/49ers. Hayden Winks joins (33:45) to look at Cardinals/Bucs, Falcons/Saints, and Dolphins/Colts.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz preview Chargers/Raiders on TNF, react to Nick Foles returning as the starter for the Jags (7:12), and Cam Newton ending his season on IR (12:30). Plus, Nick Mensio joins us for week 10 starts and sits (21:01).
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz break down the disappearing act of Odell Beckham Jr., discuss the future prototype NFL QB, and the emergence of DK Metcalf. Plus, Daigle discusses some key waiver pickups like Josh Gordon, Ronald Jones, and more.
Week 9 is in the books! Listen to the Rotoworld Football Crew review each of Sunday's game, including the upset loss by the Packers and the Dolphins getting their first win. Plus Jacoby Brissett exits with an injury and Matt Moore toppling the Vikings.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview Texans/Jags, Colts/Steelers, and Cowboys/Giants. RotoPat joins to break down Vikings/Chiefs, Lions/Raiders, and Patriots/Ravens. Hayden Winks finishes the pod (29:23) with Bucs/Seahawks, Bears/Eagles, and Titans/Panthers.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz look at every single team and break down where they stand halfway through the 2019 season. We start with the top teams in the conference and work our way down according to record - AFC first, NFC at 54:33.
Josh Norris, John Daigle and Ian Hartitz discuss effects of the JJ Watt injury to the Texans, and the Cardinals trading for Kenyan Drake (7:04). Plus, we look at Aaron Rodgers’ success (11:48), the other best offenses in the league (15:10), and whether it’s better to start your team with a big time play-caller or any other non-QB (17:47). Finally, we dive into the waiver wire and tell you who to pick up this week (22:40).
8 Weeks down, 8-ish weeks to go. Josh Norris calls every blurber on staff so they can breakdown the moments and players you missed on Sunday. The Patriots stayed undefeated and scored another defensive touchdown. Deshaun Watson again displayed his magic, carrying his team to a win. Plus Matt Nagy with an all-time coaching blunder.
Josh Norris and John Daigle and Hayden Winks preview Eagles/Bills, Jets/Jags, Seahawks/Falcons, Broncos/Colts, Panthers/49ers, and Texans/Raiders. RotoPat joins (30:59) to break down Cardinals/Saints, Browns/Patriots, and Packers/Chiefs.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz react to the Mohamed Sanu and Emmanuel Sanders trades (2:48), preview Redskins/Vikings on Thursday night (11:06), and break down some split backfields in Detroit, Arizona, LA, and more (15:43). Plus, Nick Mensio comes aboard to give us his starts and sits (26:23).
Josh Norris, John Daigle and Hayden Winks discuss the ramifications of the Patrick Mahomes injury on the Chiefs and the MVP race (5:25). Plus, multiple teams have some tricky QB decisions to make at this point in the season (9:42). Finally, we dive into the waiver wire and tell you who to pick up this week (22:40).
Another week in the NFL is over, so we are here to put every Week 7 performance into perspective for you. Lamar Jackson absolutely carried his team to victory over a good Seahawks team. Chase Edmonds emerged out of the Cardinals backfield to the tune of three touchdowns. The Colts, despite lacking "wow" players, topped the Texans, and so much more.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview Lions/Vikings, Eagles/Cowboys, and Patriots/Jets. RotoPat joins (16:42) to break down Rams/Falcons, Cardinals/Giants, and Ravens/Seahawks. Hayden Winks (31:44) helps preview Texans/Colts, Raiders/Packers, and Chargers/Titans.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz react to the Jalen Ramsey trade, preview Chiefs/Broncos on Thursday night (8:16), and break down some split backfields (14:42). Plus, Nick Mensio comes aboard to give us his starts and sits (26:38).
Josh Norris, Ian Hartitz, and RotoPat react to another disappointing Browns performance, and look at which 3-3 teams they still believe in this year (6:40). Plus, who is the best team in the NFC right now (14:28)? Finally, we run through some potential waiver options for you this week (20:51).
Three weeks ago we thought the Rams and Cowboys were among the NFL's best... Now both are on three games losing streaks. The Chiefs have lost two straight and Deshaun Watson continues to be one of the most electric players in the league. Marcus Mariota got benched, Kyler Murray stars and Kyle Allen improves to 4-0. Josh Norris and the entire Rotoworld Crew review and wrap up each of Sunday's games.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview Panthers/Bucs, Texans/Chiefs, and Cowboys/Jets. RotoPat joins (15:49) to break down Seahawks/Browns, Eagles/Vikings, and Lions/Packers. Hayden Winks (30:58) helps preview Saints/Jags, 49ers/Rams, and Falcons/Cardinals.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz preview Giants/Patriots on Thursday night, and Ian helps us decipher split backfields (10:05) in Arizona, Philly, San Francisco, and Kansas City. Plus, Nick Mensio comes aboard to give us his starts and sits (22:00).
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz react to the firing of Jay Gruden in Washington, review the QBs taken in the first round the last two years (6:29), and break down how Melvin Gordon’s return impacts the Chargers’ backfield (10:31). Plus, we run through some potential waiver options for you this week (19:14).
Josh Norris is joined by the whole blurbing crew: Pat, Daigle, Ian, Hayden, Jesse and Mr. Costa to take you game by game across the NFL landscape. Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller posted historic performances. The Broncos and Cardinals both logged their first wins of the season. And Kyle Allen and Teddy Bridgewater remain undefeated this season.
Josh Norris and John Daigle preview Vikings/Giants, Cardinals/Bengals, and Browns/49ers. RotoPat joins (23:51) to break down Ravens/Steelers, Jaguars/Pathers, and Bucs/Saints. Hayden Winks (40:13) helps preview Falcons/Texans, Packers/Cowboys, and Colts/Chiefs.
Josh Norris and Ian Hartitz preview Rams/Seahawks on Thursday night (1:52), and Ian helps us decipher split backfields (10:27) in Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and LA after Melvin Gordon’s return. Plus, Nick Mensio comes aboard to give us his starts and sits (20:21).
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and RotoPat give you their most surprising players or teams through four weeks of the season (2:45). Plus, we run through some potential waiver options for you this week (18:27).
It was a wild Week 4, so Josh Norris whips it around the blurb block to hear from each of our writers detailing the games they covered. Did the Bills slightly expose Tom Brady? The Browns got on track with a win, but the Ravens left us wanting more. Even in a loss, the Lions might be for real. And much more.
Josh Norris, John Daigle, and Ian Hartitz react to the Browns and the Rams on Sunday Night Football (2:10), the Saints offense in their first game without Drew Brees (7:54), and best (12:32) and worst (20:12) undefeated teams. Plus, we run through some potential waiver options for you this week.
Josh Norris goes from blurber to blurber, writer to writer, to recap each game played on Sunday. Six quarterbacks were making their starting debut, including Daniel Jones leading the Giants to a win and Kyle Allen keeping the Panthers in contention. Plus Dalvin Cook looking like the best back 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.