078 - SFB8 Giveaway & 2QB Draft Case Studies

June 15, 2018

Episode 78: SFB8 Giveaway & 2QB Draft Case Studies

Host Greg Smith kicks off this solo show by telling you how you can win entry into this year's Scott Fish Bowl. He then jumps into a series of two-quarterback drafting case studies, contrasting the results of three different drafts with his most recent QB rankings update. The first study looks at a 12-team Superflex league (4:16). The second study examines a separate draft with the same format, where Greg applied a different strategy (35:58). And the third study looks at Scott Fish's King of the Hill format—#KOTH2 for short—a 16-team Superflex league with non-standard scoring rules (52:20). Check out the links below to try your hand at our trivia contest for #SFB8 entry and to follow along with the drafting case studies.

Links

TwoQBs & 2QBXP Trivia - Play for a chance to win entry into #SFB8!
Redraft Quarterback Rankings Update - Coming Soon
DV Awareness Draft #5 - Case Study #1
DV Awareness Draft #6 - Case Study #2
KOTH2 Draft (Superman Division) - Case Study #3
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077 - Exotic Smashmouth Teacup Ride with Danny Kelly

May 31, 2018

Episode 77: Exotic Smashmouth Teacup Ride with Danny Kelly

After a failed recording of reactions to the NFL draft a couple weeks ago, host Greg Smith is re-joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly (@DannyBKelly) for a second attempt at podcast glory. They kick things off with a brief discussion about the impacts of contract-years and holdouts on fantasy evaluations (1:44), then Danny explains which of his initial impressions from the draft have changed the most over the past few weeks (4:04). From there, they break down how Brandon Marshall fits in with Seattle (10:18), what to expect from Marcus Mariota and the Titans' new offense (17:57), rookie quarterbacks who might struggle to see the field in year-one (30:02), and which backup quarterbacks might have sneaky value (33:22). The conversation then turns toward improving defenses (39:46), improving offensive lines (47:54), how pass-catching running backs affect quarterback production (50:24), and other offseason moves signaling changes in team philosophies (53:28). The show wraps up with a bunch of head-to-head player comparisons (57:46), with Danny and Greg choosing sides between players valued similarly in ADP like Adam Thielen and Allen Robinson. 

Links

Danny Kelly Archives at TheRinger.com
2018 2QB Redraft ADP

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076 - Post-Draft Analysis with Christopher Harris

May 17, 2018

Episode 76: Post-Draft Analysis with Christopher Harris

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes Christopher Harris (@HarrisFootball) to the podcast for some better-late-than-never analysis of the 2QB/Superflex landscape in the wake of the NFL draft. They assess the relative values of incoming rookie passers (7:46), get into general two-quarterback draft and streaming strategy (24:21), and then branch out to examine incumbent quarterbacks players at other positions (42:37).  

Links

HarrisFootball.com
2018 2QB Redraft ADP

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075 - 2018 NFL Draft, Running Commentary of Round 1

April 27, 2018

Episode 75: 2018 NFL Draft, Running Commentary of Round 1

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) flies solo for this live-recorded running commentary of the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. It should come as no surprise that quarterbacks are the focus of this episode, and Round 1 kept the position relevant from pick-one all the way to pick-32.  Greg touches on Baker Mayfield to the Browns (1:36), Saquon Barkley to the Giants (4:02), Sam Darnold to the Jets (7:19), Denzel Ward to the Browns (8:38), Bradley Chubb to the Broncos (11:06), Quenton Nelson to the Colts (15:32), Josh Allen to the Bills (16:46), Josh Rosen to the Cardinals (19:54), and other first-round highlights before Lamar Jackson went 32nd to the Ravens (24:10).

Links

Quenton Nelson Profile by Robert Mays
TANY/A Prospect Evalutaions with Greg Smith & Sean Slavin
Armchair Scouting Reports by Anthony Amico

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074 - Best Ball QB Strategy with Tod Burros

April 13, 2018

Episode 74: Best Ball QB Strategy with Tod Burros

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes Tod Burros (@TodfromPA) to the show to discuss strategy surrounding quarterbacks in best ball fantasy football leagues. They start with a general overview of the format and where most people play. Next, Tod talks roster construction, with specific emphasis on the quarterback position (10:12). The conversation then turns to value assessments of the QBs near top of ADP (13:39) and how to assemble a portfolio of passers at various price points (22:45). After that, Greg has Tod make head-to-head picks among quarterbacks near each other in ADP, mostly from the middle tiers (27:20), then they discuss incoming rookies at the position for best ball (42:00). Some quick thoughts on stacking come next (45:26), then the show winds down with a new conclusion segment (47:46) and some post-script tangents on Case Keenum, coaching impacts, and offensive line play (56:42).

Links

The Run to Daylight Podcast with Tod Burros
Articles at RotoViz by Tod Burros
The Fantasy Feast Podcast hosted by Ross Tucker and Evan Silva, featuring Tod Burros
Structural Drafting with Ben Gretch (2QBXP Episode 52)

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073 - Play-Calling with Anthony Staggs

April 11, 2018

Episode 73: Play-Calling with Anthony Staggs

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes Anthony Staggs (@PyroStag), and the show kicks off with a brief background of Anthony's experience with indoor football, then some crystal ball work on quarterbacks who might surprisingly be on the hot seat this year. From there, they dive deep into a discussion of play-calling tendencies.  From projections of total plays to run/pass splits in shotgun vs. under center, your hosts examine how play-calling trends and successes relate to scheme, personnel, match-ups, game script, and other factors.

Links

The Fantasy Football Fire Podcast with Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac.com

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072 - Breaking the Game - Monopoly

March 29, 2018

Episode 72: Breaking the Game - Monopoly

Sponsored by the Fan Controlled Football League

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) flies solo on this episode of the podcast, revisiting his Breaking the Game article from a couple years ago (linked below). In that article, he compared the basic game of Tic-Tac-Toe to fantasy football, and this time around he's looking at the classic board game of Monopoly. What can the mean, two-dimensional streets of Atlantic City teach us about fantasy strategy? Lace up that old boot, grab your wheelbarrow, and listen in to find out.

Links

Breaking the Game - X's & O's by Greg Smith

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071 - TANY/A with Sean Slavin, FCFL with Ray Austin

March 22, 2018

Episode 71: TANY/A with Sean Slavin, FCFL with Ray Austin

Sponsored by the Fan Controlled Football League

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes Sean Slavin (@Slavin22), and they kick off the show with a comparison of Chad Henne to Patrick Mahomes using Sean's TANY/A metric (2:27). News flash! It's not a fair comparison! Next, your hosts review Sean's recent series of TANY/A articles here at TwoQBs (7:12). After explaining the meaning of his stat, Sean profiles some surprising TANY/A standouts from the past (15:20), then outlines the strengths and weaknesses of 2018's top rookie quarterbacks within his model's metrics (18:30).  Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, Mason Rudolph, Josh Rosen, and Josh Allen all figure prominently into the discussion.

Later, Greg is joined by Ray Austin (@rayaustin36), co-founder and commissioner of the Fan Controlled Football League, and former player in the NFL and XFL (49:23). Ray retells the origins of the FCFL, stumps for Lamar Jackson as a draft prospect, dreams of Mike Vick under center in 7-on-7, and talks about how his experience around football shapes his player evaluations.  

Links

Introducting TANY/A by Sean Slavin
Importance of TANY/A for QB Prospects by Sean Slavin
2018 Rookie QBs According to TANY/A by Sean Slavin

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070 - Post-Combine with Anthony Amico

March 12, 2018

Episode 70: Post-Combine with Anthony Amico

Sponsored by the Fan Controlled Football League

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes Anthony Amico (@amicsta) of RotoViz and TwoQBs to catch up on happenings at the NFL Combine and other news from the fantasy world. They kick off the show with a discussion of overlap between fantasy football and fantasy baseball (1:21), then they check in on the trade of Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns (9:15). The balance of the episode is largely geared toward incoming rookies, starting with a comparison of 2QB rookie draft ADP to Anthony's rookie quarterback rankings (15:16). Anthony explains why Baker Mayfield's hand size shouldn't be a concern, and he makes the case for Lamar Jackson to rank higher than Mayfield in one-quarterback formats. Diving a little deeper, your hosts examine Logan Woodside and Quinton Flowers, then talk more generally about how to find value at the QB position in rookie drafts. The show closes out with non-quarterback rookie analysis (35:29), including looks at Calvin Ridley, Mike Gesicki, Royce Freeman, Ken Ballage, and D.J. Moore, plus discussion of veteran tight ends to target within the context of a poor rookie class at the position.

Links

2QB/Superflex Rookie Draft ADP by Sal Stefanile
Rookie QB Rankings
 by Anthony Amico
Armchair Scouting Reports by Anthony Amico
2018 NFL Combine Winners by Anthony Amico & Jordan Hoover
2018 NFL Combine Losers by Anthony Amico & Jordan Hoover
D.J. Moore Measureables at PlayerProfiler.com

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069 - Pre-Combine with JJ Zachariason

March 7, 2018

Episode 69: Pre-Combine with JJ Zachariason

Sponsored by the Fan Controlled Football League

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes numberFire's JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) for the show's nicest episode to date. They begin this pre-combine conversation with a discussion of Kirk Cousins' fantasy ceiling, relative to where he lands in free agency. Next, JJ talks about his favorite prospects in this year's rookie class, as well as some he's less bullish on. The episode wraps up with some forced optimism followed by more judicious realism for A.J. McCarron's outlook in free agency, plus a quick check-in on a couple other interesting situations around the NFL.

Links

It's Superhero Week at TwoQBs.com!
The Late Round Podcast - 109 - Combine Winners & Losers by JJ Zachariason

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