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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068 - 2018 Offseason Kickoff with Sal Stefanile

March 2, 2018

Episode 68: 2018 Offseason Kickoff with Sal Stefanile

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) welcomes TwoQBs.com co-founder Salvatore Stefanile (@2QBFFB) back to the show to get the podcast fired up for the 2018 offseason. They spend the first portion of the show discussing Sal's decision to not play fantasy football last year, and where he stands today. Full disclosure, the conversation steers away from football to real-life issues for a time. Around the 12-minute mark, the focus comes back to fantasy with an examination of the NFL's most quarterback-needy teams, including Minnesota, Denver, Arizona, Cleveland, and Buffalo. Your hosts discuss how free agent and rookie passers might fit into those teams plans, as well as more speculative destinations like the Dolphins, Jaguars, Giants, Ravens, and Bengals. From Case Keenum to Joel Stave, and Kirk Cousins to Geno Smith, Greg and Sal lay out all sorts of scenarios that could shake up the two-quarterback fantasy landscape.

Links

'Sauce vs. Sal: The State of 2QB Fantasy by Greg Smith & Sal Stefanile
2018 Redraft QB Rankings by Greg Smith
AirYards.com by Josh Hermsmeyer (@friscojosh)

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067 - Week 15 Recap & Week 16 Preview with Ben Cummins

December 19, 2017

Episode 67: Week 15 Recap & Week 16 Preview with Ben Cummins

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) is joined by Ben Cummins (@BenCumminsFF) for a Week 15 recap and Week 16 preview, with extra attention paid to daily fantasy, specifically FanDuel's new Superflex DFS offerings. Before they dive too deep into the DFS waters, they review important 2QB and Superflex developments from Week 15, including Antonio Brown's injury, Trevor Siemian's injury, Cleveland's quarterback situation, Blaine Gabbert's benching, Case Keenum on cruise control, and the return of Ezekiel Elliott.  Then it's on to the Week 15 quarterback awards for Boom of the Week and Bust of the Week, plus a special segment reviewing the best QB game stacks on the Superflex slate.  The Week 16 preview follows, starting with some general DFS strategy from Ben, then getting more specific with picks for Clipboard Holder of the Week and Streamer of the Week at quarterback.  The episode wraps up with a look at the QB games stacks that look best on the upcoming slate.  

Links

Weekly Rankings & Game Flowbotics by Greg Smith
Archive of Ben Cummins' Articles at TheFantasyFootballers.com

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066 - Week 14 Recap & Week 15 Preview with Bobby Sylvester

December 12, 2017

Episode 66: Week 14 Recap & Week 15 Preview with Bobby Sylvester

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) is joined by Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro) of FantasyPros, and they start their Week 14 recap with a deep dive on the drop-off from Carson Wentz to Nick Foles in Philadelphia. They also discuss T.J. Yates replacing Tom Savage, Bryce Petty replacing Josh McCown, and A.J. McCarron replacing Andy Dalton, plus the Week 14 snow day in Buffalo. Quarterback Boom and Bust of the Week awards follow, and then it's on to the Week 15 preview. Your hosts pick QB Streamers of the Week and QB Clipboard Holders of the Week before wrapping up the show with some Week 15 DFS analysis.

Links

Weekly Rankings & Game Flowbotics by Greg Smith
FantasyPros Football Podcast with Bobby Sylvester & Mike Tagliere
Articles at FantasyPros by Bobby Sylvester

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065 - Week 13 Recap & Week 14 Preview with Scott Pianowski

December 6, 2017

Episode 65: Week 13 Recap & Week 14 Preview with Scott Pianowski

Host Greg Smith (@gregsauce) is joined by Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) of Yahoo Sports and they start the show by reviewing key quarterback news from Week 13, including Jimmy Garoppolo's first start for San Francisco, Matthew Stafford's bruised hand, Geno Smith's return to the bench, and the value of undesirable fantasy quarterbacks like Nathan Peterman. They also discuss the outlook of Giovani Bernard in the wake of Joe Mixon's Week 13 concussion, Josh Gordon's return to football, and the outlook of the Patriots' offense minus Rob Gronkowski. The Week 13 recap wraps up with picks for Boom of the Week and Bust of the Week at quarterback. From there, it's on the Week 14 preview, as your hosts make picks for Streamer of the Week and Clipboard Holder of the Week from a challenging slate of quarterback matchups before checking in on Tampa Bay's running backs and a handful of bargain tight ends for the fantasy playoffs.

Links

Weekly Rankings & Game Flowbotics by Greg Smith
Roto Arcade by Scott Pianowski
The Breakfast Table Podcast with Michael Salfino & Scott Pianowski

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