How should you value Cam Newton in fantasy football now that he's a Patriot? Is Tyler Higbee overvalued? What about A.J. Brown? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Before digging into individual player regression, it's important to see where things stand at the team level. On Episode 387, JJ looks at a handful of teams who are bound to regress, all while providing a process to help spot that regression.
How should you approach the tight end position in your fantasy football drafts if your leaguemates select tight ends earlier than the norm? Which running back does JJ think is overrated in drafts right now? When should you draft George Kittle? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Is there a way to spot wide receiver values in the middle and late rounds of your fantasy football drafts? If so, what should you be looking for? JJ explains four qualities to use when searching for a later-round wide receiver gem, and he talks through some of his favorite values for 2020 drafts.
What should fantasy football managers do about Dalvin Cook and his potential holdout? Is Cooper Kupp overvalued in early drafts? How deep is the wide receiver position? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Is there a process for spotting running backs who far outperform their average draft position in the late rounds? Are there any similarities that they had during their breakout season? JJ analyzes the topic on Episode 381, and he provides a handful of late-round draft targets for this upcoming season.
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ details how you should think about the tight end position in your fantasy drafts, explains why teams should or shouldn't trade back in dynasty drafts, talks about Zach Ertz's value, and much more.
How easy is it to find league-winning players in the later rounds of your fantasy football drafts? Where do league winners come from? What even is a league winner? JJ answers those questions on Episode 379.
Which tight ends should you target in the late rounds of your fantasy football drafts? Should you just get one early instead? Is Justin Jefferson the real deal? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Should your quarterback draft strategy change in leagues where you get six points per touchdown pass instead of four? JJ answers this question by bringing back an episode on the topic from last summer.
More and more fantasy managers are selecting quarterbacks late during their drafts. In turn, should we all be adjusting the way we view the position in fantasy football? Is an early-round quarterback approach now optimal? Should you take Lamar Jackson? JJ answers those questions as he dives deep into his favorite fantasy football topic.
Streaming the tight end position in fantasy football seems like a decent idea in theory, but how easy is it to implement the strategy? On this week's Late-Round Podcast rewind, JJ brings back an episode on tight end streaming that helps answer that question.
After talking about building projections on last week's show, JJ thought it would be a good idea to explain some of the interesting things he saw when creating projections for the 2020 season. Can Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski all thrive in the same offense? Who's overvalued and undervalued across the league? JJ gets to all of that on Episode 375.
Is Chris Carson an undervalued fantasy football asset? Should we be ignoring early-round wide receivers? Who's this year's late-round quarterback to target? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Can you effectively stream the quarterback position in fantasy football, or is quarterback streaming just a luck-based approach? JJ brings back an episode from last year on the logic behind using waiver wire quarterbacks in fantasy football.
How do you make fantasy football projections? Where do you even start? On Episode 373, JJ brings on Sharp Football Analysis' Rich Hribar to talk about the process of building projections, and how you can start generating them right away.
How good was Ke'Shawn Vaughn's college profile? Is Zach Ertz a dynasty buy or sell? How should we project variance in fantasy football? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
In order to make the quarterback position more valuable in fantasy football, we're seeing more and more leagues shift to superflex formats. A couple of years ago, JJ talked through a study on this type of league structure, explaining how to properly value the quarterback position. That's the episode that's being brought back for this week's rewind.
The NFL Draft is over, so JJ has revamped rookie rankings. Instead of just talking about player evaluation, though, Episode 371 dives deep into tiers and rookie draft strategy in order to help you walk away from your drafts feeling great about your dynasty squads.
Is Todd Gurley in store for an RB1 season? How should we evaluate rookie running backs in the short, medium and long term? Is N'Keal Harry a forgotten man? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
What types of numbers should fantasy footballers be focused on when evaluating players? Which type of data is most meaningful? Last year on The Late-Round Podcast, JJ sat down with FiveThirtyEight's Josh Hermsmeyer to help answer some of those questions.
There's so much information to take from the NFL Draft. Sure, we find out where certain players are going to start their careers, but we also get a glimpse of how teams are trying to build their rosters. And we can use the decisions that teams make during the draft to our fantasy football advantage. JJ explains how on Episode 369.
Rob Gronkowski is back in the league. What can we expect output-wise from him in 2020? Can Tom Brady adapt to Bruce Arians' offense? Is A.J. Brown overvalued? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
With the NFL Draft about to kick off, JJ brings back an episode from last offseason on the importance of draft capital. In terms of potential fantasy football success, how vital is it for a wide receiver, running back, or tight end to be selected early in the NFL Draft? JJ digs into the numbers to help provide some answers.
How easy is it to find reliable options on the waiver wire each year? JJ brings back an old episode of The Late-Round Podcast with guest Brandon Gdula, who talks about studies he's done that show how unpredictable the waiver wire is during the fantasy season.
This year's wide receiver draft class is being touted as one of the best we've seen in a while, but is it warranted? How good can it be? To help answer those questions, JJ sits down and talks with FootballGuys.com's Sigmund Bloom. Bloom goes over his process for evaluating wide receivers, and then the two dig into specific wideouts in this year's class.
Should we only care about predictive metrics in fantasy football? Which running back ranked outside the top 20 could finish in the top 5 this year? Is Alvin Kamara's positive touchdown regression being oversold? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
How good is this year's running back class? JJ brings on Establish the Run's Evan Silva to answer that very basic question on Episode 363. Evan explains why running back skill is important, and then he digs into his favorite backs in this year's class.
Is Teddy Bridgewater a legitimate late-round quarterback option? What should fantasy managers do with Darrell Henderson in dynasty leagues? Should we be concerned about Odell Beckham's workload in Kevin Stefanski's offense? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
The NFL Draft is happening soon, which means fantasy football dynasty leaguers have rookies on their mind. Evaluating those prospects can be difficult, but it's less difficult when you've got numbers on your side. On this week's Late-Round Podcast rewind, JJ brings back an episode from last year where he talked to Anthony Amico about evaluating prospects through data.
Which quarterbacks in this year's draft class look the best statistically? Is Joe Burrow the top passer in the class, or is there competition for that spot? JJ asks those questions -- and more -- to numberFire's Jim Sannes.
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ talks about the Carolina Panthers' offense with Robby Anderson, explains how he uses (or doesn't use) efficiency to project future volume, gives a take on Kerryon Johnson, and lots more.
Interested in dynasty fantasy football, but have no idea where to start? A couple of years ago, JJ brought on Dynasty League Football's Ryan McDowell to talk all things dynasty. Ryan explained some of the differences between redraft and dynasty, and then he shared tips and strategies to help make you a winning player.
What should we expect from Tom Brady now that he's a Buccaneer? How much does Austin Hooper's signing in Cleveland hurt their existing pass-catchers in fantasy football? How should fantasy managers handle "vacated targets"? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Handcuffing running backs is a common fantasy football draft strategy, but should it be? JJ brings back an episode from the archives to remind Late-Round Podcast listeners to not overrate the traditional running back handcuff.
Is Tyler Johnson a better prospect than Bryan Edwards? How should fantasy football managers handle trading up in rookie drafts? And how should you properly value NFL free agents before we know their landing spots? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag show.
This year's wide receiver draft class is a good one, which means it'll be super important to nail down who's overrated and underrated. To help you do that, JJ brought on DynastyLeagueFootball.com senior writer Peter Howard to talk through all things wide receiver. The two explain why prospecting with data is important, why Henry Ruggs is so polarizing, how to spot busts at the position, and so much more.
This week's mailbag episode is filled with game theory talk. JJ explains why you can't just always trade studs for younger players in dynasty, why deeper leagues require more skill, why this year's quarterback shuffle probably doesn't matter a ton for fantasy football purposes, and much more.
Even though the numbers we get from NFL Scouting Combine aren't everything, they're still something. On Episode 353, JJ looks at how the wide receivers and running backs in this year's draft class performed in Indianapolis, explaining what it means for their potential as fantasy football contributors.
Are there any production-related red flags among the top running backs in this year's class? How strong is the class overall? On Episode 351, JJ looks to answer those questions while digging into his running back prospect model.
What's the best way to value rookie picks? Is Kenyan Drake going to maintain his production into 2020? How important is film to JJ's prospect evaluation? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Generally speaking, the best wideouts in the NFL produced well in college. With that in mind, looking at this year's wide receiver draft class, which players have studly production profiles? JJ analyzes that question while revealing the inputs that go into his wide receiver prospect model.
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ analyzes Cooper Kupp's 2019 splits, provides a couple of surprising running back names who could see more competition next season, digs into some wide receiver prospect theory, and much more.
Is the Zero RB strategy dying in fantasy football? Which 2020 prospects stood out in JJ's prospect model? Should Austin Ekeler be a first-round pick next season? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
If a wide receiver or running back underachieves as a rookie, is it an opportunity to buy in fantasy football dynasty leagues? Or should you be looking to get anything you can get for that player? JJ examines this issue on Episode 343 of The Late-Round Podcast.
Shockingly, fantasy football analysts don't get everything right. On Episode 340, JJ talks about his biggest misses of the 2019 season to see where his process-related flaws were. Most importantly, he analyzes how to fix those mistakes for next season.
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ talks more about Lamar Jackson, provides some interesting stats from the 2019 season, explains why there's a disconnect between draft analysts and teams, and much more.
This week's mailbag show features talk around Lamar Jackson's potential in 2020, the ideal fantasy football format, players who underperformed and overperformed in the touchdown column this season, and lots more.
On the final matchups show of the season, JJ explains why he's high on Dak Prescott, why he's nervous about Breshad Perriman, why the Atlanta Falcons could be a low-key streaming option this week, and much more.
It's fantasy football championship week. You made it this far, but are there any players sitting on your waiver wire who could help you win it all? JJ gives a handful of options on this week's 15 Transactions episode.
Should your start-sit process change during the fantasy football playoffs? Outside of Chris Godwin and Julio Jones, are there any reliable receivers to play this week on the Bucs or Falcons? Who's next year's DJ Chark going to be? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
What's going on with Cooper Kupp? Is Russell Wilson a weekly must start quarterback? Can you play Devin Singletary against the Steelers? JJ analyzes each of those questions on this week's 10 Trends show.
Can you trust Josh Allen in the fantasy football playoffs? Should you approach your start-sit decisions differently with so much on the line this week? Are there must-haves on the waiver wire for teams sitting pretty with a bye? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag show.
The fantasy football playoffs are starting, which means your start-sit decisions are even more important than usual. On this week's matchups show, JJ helps you out, providing a handful of players he's higher and lower on this week versus the consensus.
On this week's 15 Transactions show, JJ talks about a few quarterbacks who could help you win fantasy championships, a running back who might benefit big time from a pair of injuries, a defensive streamer for Week 14, and lots more.
Can you trust Deshaun Watson against the Patriots this week? Is Jared Goff playable at this point? Who are some deeper wide receiver plays that you can grab off your waiver wire and start? JJ answers those questions -- and lots more -- on this week's matchups show.
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ explains why he's hesitant to say that Todd Gurley is officially back to his old form, looks at one low-rostered running back who may be able to help in the fantasy football playoffs, talks a little more about Patrick Mahomes' touchdown rate, and lots more.
Which underperforming players can help you in the fantasy football playoffs? Should fantasy managers be worried about Saquon Barkley? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag show.
Can you trust Jared Goff in fantasy football anymore? Is Brian Hill a strong play with Devonta Freeman sidelined? What should fantasy managers do about Larry Fitzgerald? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's matchups show.
On this week's 10 Trends show, JJ examines the impact Minkah Fitzpatrick has had on the Steelers, DeAndre Hopkins' value with Will Fuller healthy and active, a positional group that's seen its stock rise, and much more.
Is Derrick Henry bound to have a big second half of the season? What should fantasy football managers do with Odell Beckham? JJ answers those questions while providing a handful of useful moves you can make to improve your fantasy roster entering Week 11.
JJ looks into defenses to target for the fantasy football playoffs, the difference between regression candidates and true outliers, why target share is an important metric, and much more on this week's mailbag show.
Is Sam Darnold a viable option this week? What about Royce Freeman? Will David Montgomery give us another strong performance in Week 9? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's matchups show.
Can the New England Patriots defense really keep up their current pace? Is David Montgomery a clear-cut sell candidate after a big performance? What about Joe Mixon? JJ gets to those questions -- and more -- on this week's 15 Transactions show.
Is Todd Gurley a buy or a sell? Can you now trust Corey Davis with Ryan Tannehill as his quarterback? Should Kenny Golladay managers be worried? JJ answers those questions -- and more -- on this week's 15 Transactions episode.
How should we be valuing Aaron Jones and Austin Ekeler right now in our fantasy football leagues? What about Darren Waller and Hunter Henry? Is now the time to sell the Patriots defense? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.