Rotosauce Baseball - 109 - BARF Draft Recap with Sammy Reid

February 12, 2019

Episode 109: Rotosauce Baseball - BARF Draft Recap with Sammy Reid

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Programming Note: Going forward, the 2QB Experience podcast feed is being updated to include some non-football content. Greg explains the forthcoming change at the beginning of this episode, but please stay subscribed because proper 2QBXP episodes will return with more football talk before you know it.

After all that programming housekeeping is out of the way, Greg welcomes Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) to the show to recap and analyze this past weekend’s Bay Area Roto Fantasy (BARF) baseball draft. They begin with some general discussion of the league’s scoring settings, weighing the merits of on-base percentage (OBP) versus batting average (AVG), plus the seemingly waning relevance of quality starts (QS). The conversation then turns to specific picks and strategies from the draft:

  • Where should the injured Francisco Lindor be drafted?
  • How should elite pitchers slot between elite hitters at the beginning of the draft?
  • What were the most surprising picks in the early rounds?
  • Has Clayton Kershaw fallen too far in ADP?
  • How should drafters approach the middle rounds when it’s tough to find players without warts?
  • Who’s happier than a dog with two dicks?
  • What’s the story with Jeff McNeil? How about Yusei Kikuchi?
  • What happens when Luis Castillo is your fantasy SP2?
  • Is the fantasy hive mind sleeping on Jorge Polanco?
  • Is drafting backstops in a 14-team, 2-catcher league the worst or the absolute worst?

Your hosts (attempt to) answer all these questions and more on this inaugural baseball episode of the freshly renamed Rotosauce podcast.

Links

2019 BARF League Draft Results
The Wreck Room SF
Rotogrinders
Baseballholics Podcast
BatFlipCrazy Podcast

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108 - The Analytics of Dynasty with Jordan McNamara

January 22, 2019

Episode 108: The Analytics of Dynasty with Jordan McNamara

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by Jordan McNamara (@McNamaraDynasty) of UTH Dynasty, and they discuss Jordan's new book, The Analytics of Dynasty, including its applications for two-quarterback dynasty leagues. From the inception of the book to how the data was gathered and applied, the conversation dives deep into strategy for dynasty fantasy football. How should owners balance running back and wide receiver roster spots? Is scoring consistency more important game-to-game or season-to-season? How are league size and value over replacement related? What can age tell us about a quarterback's value? What are the pros and cons of hoarding quarterbacks in 2QB and Superflex dynasty? Which incoming rookies should we start paying attention to? Your hosts cover all those topics and more in this episode before wrapping up with brief Super Bowl Picks.

Links

The Analytics of Dynasty by Jordan McNamara
Under The Helmet Dynasty

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107 - Week 17 Preview of DFS QBs with Josh ADHD

December 28, 2018

Episode 107: Week 17 Preview of DFS QBs with Josh ADHD

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by Josh ADHD (@FantasyADHD) of FantasyInsiders and RotoGrinders to analyze the quarterback position for Week 17's main slate at DraftKings. They begin by briefly discussing how NFL playoff implications could affect player usage for key teams, then identify some general attributes to look for when choosing QBs in DFS. The Week 17 preview kicks into high gear after that (10:20), as Greg and Josh review all quarterback options at all price points. Are Patrick Mahomes and Ben Roethlisberger worth their premium salaries? Who are the best plays from the middle tiers? Do we dare start Teddy Bridgewater, Cooper Rush, or Kyle Allen? How are we supposed to stack with some teams resting players, a.k.a. where have all the Cowboys gone? All these questions and more will be answered, then your hosts close out the show (1:06:52) with a few non-quarterback DFS recommendations, a look ahead to 2019 best ball drafts, and their early Super Bowl picks.

Links

FantasyADHD.com
Josh ADHD's Archives at RotoGrinders.com
NFL Playoff Scenarios by Adam Levitan
Week 17 Rankings & Game Flowbotics by Greg Smith

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106 - Week 15 Recap and Week 16 Preview

December 18, 2018

Episode 106: Week 15 Recap and Week 16 Preview

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is podcasting solo yet again, and he kicks off the show by looking back at his own teams' performances so far in the fantasy playoffs. There are a few whiny gripes about matchups gone wrong, but his main focus is evaluating the process that went into his lineup decisions across multiple leagues, in an effort to illustrate the nebulous concept of "process over results." After that, Greg dives into the show's traditional Week 15 recap (13:01), with some noteworthy news tidbits plus awards for quarterback boom and bust of the week. In the Week 16 preview (22:04), Greg reviews most of the slate's QB matchups and makes picks for streamer of the week and clipboard holder of the week. And the show wraps up with Greg answering a handful of listener questions (37:57), including some big-picture takeaways for evaluating matchups in-season, as well as draft strategy.

Links

Week 15 Game Flowbotics A-to-Z by Greg Smith
Week 15 On The Couch podcast with Sigmund Bloom and Paul Charchian

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105 - Week 14 Recap and Week 15 Preview with Brian Malone

December 11, 2018

Episode 105: Week 14 Recap and Week 15 Preview with Brian Malone

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by Brian Malone (@BrianMaloneFF) of the Dynasty Command Center. To start the show, they talk about broad takeaways from the 2018 fantasy season, particularly for dynasty formats. Then your hosts dive into the Week 14 recap (6:21), discussing the unforgiving nature of so many vultured touchdowns, some impressive defensive performances, the depth of quarterback production, Josh Johnson's viability as a waiver wire add in 2QB/Superflex, and their booms/busts of the week at quarterback. In the Week 15 preview (22:16), Greg & Brian offer up some general strategy for the fantasy playoffs, surprisingly cut-worthy signal callers, QB2 streaming options, candidates for clipboard holder of the week, and a couple bold predictions.

Links

Dynasty Command Center

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104 - Week 13 Recap and Week 14 Preview with Tod Burros

December 4, 2018

Episode 104: Week 13 Recap and Week 14 Preview with Tod Burros

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by Tod Burros (@TodfromPa) of the Run to Daylight podcast, Rotoviz, Fanball, and Football Diehards. They kick off the show examining best ball league results and draft strategy based on what we've learned from the 2018 season so far. Then your hosts dive into the Week 13 recap (19:50), discussing what stood out from a strange set of games, late-season turnover at the running back position, and the boom/bust of the week at quarterback. In the Week 14 preview (36:06), Greg & Tod talk about the Jacksonville defense, QB2 streaming options, and candidates for clipboard holder of the week. The show wraps up (53:12) with some conversation about the enigmatic Seattle offense, expectations for Green Bay after Mike McCarthy's departure, and a couple bold predictions.

Links

FFPages.com
The Run To Daylight Podcast
Rotoviz Archives for Tod Burros
FootballDieHards Archives for Tod Burros

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103 - Week 12 Recap and Week 13 Preview with Mike Alexander

November 27, 2018

Episode 103: Week 12 Recap and Week 13 Preview with Mike Alexander

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by Mike Alexander (@Roto_Wan) of LineupLogic, Razzball, and Friends With Fantasy Benefits. They begin the show by assessing Jacksonville's decision to bench Blake Bortles for Cody Kessler. After discussing the fallout of that move (and some others) by the Jaguars, your hosts dive into the Week 12 recap (7:15), with analysis of key injuries, waiver priorities at the quarterback position for 2QB/Superflex barrel-scrapers, and boom/bust awards from the weekend. Then, in the Week 13 preview (27:36), Greg & Mike talk about strategy shifts based on the end of bye weeks, whether kickers belong in fantasy football, how to value Lamar Jackson rest of season, QB2 streaming options, and candidates for clipboard holder of the week. To wrap up the show, Greg & Mike identify a few matchups they're looking forward to in Week 13 and drop a couple bold predictions. 

Links

Lineup Logic DFS
Razzball
Friends With Fantasy Benefits

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102 - Week 11 Recap and Week 12 Preview

November 19, 2018

Episode 102: Week 11 Recap and Week 12 Preview

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Thanksgiving threw a monkey wrench (turkey wrench?) into Greg's schedule this week, and without a guest host, he dives right into his Week 11 recap on this episode. From Alex Smith's injury to Lamar Jackson's first start, and Ben Roethlisberger's late-game comeback to the void left on Sunday by Chiefs-Rams, Greg has you covered on all things 2QB and Superflex. He also gives out the show's weekly awards for boom and bust of the week at quarterback. In the Week 12 preview (20:56), Greg picks his streamer of the week, clipboard holder of the week, and highlights a few other noteworthy storylines from the upcoming weekend of football and feasting.

Links

Week 11 Game Flowbotics A-to-Z by Greg Smith

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101 - Week 10 Recap and Week 11 Preview with Chris Allen

November 13, 2018

Episode 101: Week 10 Recap and Week 11 Preview with Chris Allen

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by Chris Allen (@ChrisAllenFFWX) of 4for4 and Fantrax. They kick off the show discussing the end of the Nathan Peterman era in Buffalo and Russell Wilson's talent relative to his usage. After that, they dive into the Week 10 recap (8:46), with big-picture takeaways about the Jaguars, contrarian tight end picks in daily fantasy, Frank Reich's shot at winning coach of the year, and awards for boom & bust of the week at quarterback. In the Week 11 preview (39:06), Greg & Chris talk about Cooper Kupp's injury, Mariota's reliability going forward, QB2 streaming options, and candidates for clipboard holder of the week. The episode winds down with excitement for Chiefs-Rams and for the potential debut of Lamar Jackson.

Links

QB Streamers at 4for4.com by Chris Allen
Weekly Fantrax Roundtable by Chris Allen

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100 - Week 9 Recap and Week 10 Preview with Josh Lake

November 6, 2018

Episode 100: Week 9 Recap and Week 10 Preview with Josh Lake

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg is joined by his former podcast partner and TwoQBs.com co-founder Joshua Lake (@LakeTwoQBs) for the 2QBXP's 100th episode. After catching up on what Josh has been up to since his departure from the fantasy content game, your reunited hosts dive into business as usual with the Week 9 recap (6:02). They discuss the evolution of coaching in 2018's offensive renaissance, pace control, narratives surrounding home-road splits, boom/bust of the week awards, and the rest-of-season outlook for Alex Smith. A Week 10 preview follows (34:10), with quarterback streaming picks, clipboard holders of the week, and a couple bold predictions. The show wraps up with a more theory-centric discussion about field goals (56:11), examining their importance to the game of football and speculating about how to restructure football if field goals were eliminated.

Links

Week 9 Game Flowbotics A-to-Z by Greg Smith

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