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Rotosauce Football - 121 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E5) with Jeff Dumont

Rotosauce Football - 121 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E5) with Jeff Dumont

May 14, 2019

Episode 121: Rotosauce Football - The Gridiron Throne (S8E5) with Jeff Dumont

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119) for the Gridiron Throne, a series in which your hosts analyze fantasy football and the final season of Game of Thrones. The fantasy talk kicks off with an assessment of wide receivers in the third through fifth rounds of ADP (1:49). Next, your hosts discuss the relative value of ADP's top-12 tight ends, comparing them to similarly priced wide receivers to illustrate opportunity cost (24:34). On the Game of Thrones side (45:35), Greg and Jeff review "The Bells," add two more rounds of picks to their next-character-to-die draft, and close out the show with more predictions and speculation for the story's end game.

Links

Best Ball ADP App by @FantasyADHD
Game of Thrones Prop Bets at Bovada

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Rotosauce Football - 120 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E4) with Jeff Dumont

Rotosauce Football - 120 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E4) with Jeff Dumont

May 9, 2019

Episode 120: Rotosauce Football - The Gridiron Throne (S8E4) with Jeff Dumont

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119) for the Gridiron Throne, a series in which your hosts will analyze fantasy football and the final season of Game of Thrones. After a brief lament for the retirement of Derek Anderson, the football discussion in this episode centers around tough situations to evaluate for the upcoming fantasy season (3:27). Next, your hosts discuss the reasonable ranges of picks for incoming quarterbacks in dynasty rookie drafts (23:39). On the Game of Thrones side (34:50), Greg and Jeff review "The Last of the Starks," add three more rounds of picks to their next-character-to-die draft, and close out the show with more predictions and speculation for the story's end game.

Links

Receiver Efficiency at AirYards.com
Game of Thrones Prop Bets at Bovada

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Rotosauce Football - 119 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E3) with Jeff Dumont

Rotosauce Football - 119 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E3) with Jeff Dumont

April 29, 2019

Episode 119: Rotosauce Football - The Gridiron Throne (S8E3) with Jeff Dumont

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119) for the Gridiron Throne, a series in which your hosts will analyze fantasy football and the final season of Game of Thrones. The football discussion in an assessment of fantasy winners and fantasy losers from the 2019 NFL draft. 

To transition into Game of Thrones (26:51), characters from the show are likened to NFL general managers. Next, Greg and Jeff decide if "The Long Night" lived up to the hype, identify their biggest unanswered questions from the episode, and run through another round of their next-character-to-die draft. The podcast then closes out with a bit more predictions and speculation for the story's end game.

Links

Worst Rookie Season ANY/A Tweet from @ConnorAllenNFL

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Rotosauce Football - 118 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E2) with Jeff Dumont

Rotosauce Football - 118 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E2) with Jeff Dumont

April 23, 2019

Episode 118: Rotosauce Football - The Gridiron Throne (S8E2) with Jeff Dumont

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119) for the Gridiron Throne, a series in which your hosts will analyze fantasy football and the final season of Game of Thrones. The football discussion revolves around best ball draft strategy, with thoughts from your hosts on roster construction, risk tolerance, player archetypes, fading last season's results, teams to target or avoid, and (of course) quarterbacks to target and avoid. To transition into Game of Thrones, characters from the show are likened to NFL coaches (36:42). Next, Greg and Jeff blow out their next-character-to-die draft in preparation for the Battle of Winterfell in Episode 3 (40:45), then they close out the show with a few more predictions and lingering questions for the story's end game. 

Links

BestBall10 ADP App by @FantasyADHD

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Rotosauce Football - 117 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E1) with Jeff Dumont

Rotosauce Football - 117 - The Gridiron Throne (S8E1) with Jeff Dumont

April 17, 2019

Episode 117: Rotosauce Football - The Gridiron Throne (S8E1) with Jeff Dumont

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119) for the Gridiron Throne, a series in which your hosts will analyze fantasy football and the final season of Game of Thrones. The football discussion revolves around veteran players who could lose or gain value based on the results of the upcoming NFL draft. To bridge the conversation from pigskin to dragon scales, your hosts figure out how key players from Westeros would best translate to positions on a football team. Then the talk shifts fully to Thrones (23:56) with some hype for the new opening credits, major takeaways from Episode 1, a second round of next-character-to-die picks, Episode 2 predictions, and other theories for the endgame of the series (#ElephantsAreComing).

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Rotosauce Football - 116 - Required Reading with Kenneth Griggs

Rotosauce Football - 116 - Required Reading with Kenneth Griggs

April 16, 2019

Episode 116: Rotosauce Football - Required Reading with Kenneth Griggs

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Kenneth Griggs (@Dexters_Library) to start digging back into NFL offseason news. They talk about Baker Mayfield and the ascending Browns and the appeal of taking more risks in fantasy drafts. Later, they discuss Kenneth's resolution to read 52 books in 2019 (17:00). He explains how he's reshaped his routine to read more, then notes a few of his favorite novels so far. Your hosts wrap up the show with recommendations for books about sports and thoughts on what makes for the best fantasy writing (35:53).

Links

Vulture's Top 100 Books of the 21st Century (So Far)
2019 #FFFollows Top Twitter Follows by Ryan McDowell

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Rotosauce Football - 115 - The Gridiron Throne with Jeff Dumont

Rotosauce Football - 115 - The Gridiron Throne with Jeff Dumont

April 13, 2019

Episode 115: Rotosauce Football - The Gridiron Throne with Jeff Dumont

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119) for the Gridiron Throne, a series in which your hosts will discuss fantasy football and analyze the final season of Game of Thrones. In this inaugural installment before the show's premiere, football comes first, as your hosts evaluate Baker Mayfield's climbing ADP, try to contextualize Matt Ryan's late-bloomer profile, and sort through the rumored quarterback carousel of Kyler Murray, Josh Rosen, and Case Keenum. When the talk shifts to Thrones (26:29), the great houses of Westeros are compared to NFL franchises, first character to die draft picks are made, then Greg and Jeff wind down with other predictions and theories for the endgame of the show.

Links

NFFC ADP
FantasyPros Consensus QB Rankings

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Rotosauce Baseball - 114 - Outfield, Pitcher, & Catcher Ranks with Toby Guevin

Rotosauce Baseball - 114 - Outfield, Pitcher, & Catcher Ranks with Toby Guevin

March 14, 2019

Episode 114: Rotosauce Baseball - Outfield, Pitcher, & Catcher Ranks with Toby Guevin

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Toby Guevin (@BatFlipCrazy) to finish up the fantasy baseball rankings comparison they initiated in Episode 113. This second installment begins with outfield discussion (1:17), including why your hosts aren't drafting Nick Castellanos, Toby’s bold projection for Yasiel Puig, other key rankings discrepancies, an attempt to sort out the Padres outfielder, and how to prioritize certain stat-producing archetypes of players in the draft. Starting pitcher is next (57:04), with talk of how and when to chase wins based on quality of players’ teams, why Michael Wacha is off Toby’s board, Stephen Strasburg vs. James Paxton, the relative cost differences between Colorado's starters, the bounce-back potential for Matt Harvey, and other late-round hurlers to target. The show's relief pitcher evaluations (1:39:31) touch on Toby’s reasons to fade Aroldis Chapman, the sneaky value of Trevor May, key closer committee battles, the best reliever values, and a brief check-in on how to approach holds leagues. Things wind down with the catcher position (2:06:39), as Greg and Toby give general strategy for one-catcher versus two-catcher leagues (with targets for both types of league) and sort through a few intriguing catcher platoons. Tune in and taste the Rotosauce.

Links

Greg & Toby's Rankings Comparison (3/10/2019)
BatFlip Crazy Podcast
@SmartFantasyBB - Tanner Bell on Twitter
xStats.org
Baseball Savant Expected Stats

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Rotosauce Baseball - 113 - Infield Rankings with Toby Guevin

Rotosauce Baseball - 113 - Infield Rankings with Toby Guevin

March 11, 2019

Episode 113: Rotosauce Baseball - Infield Rankings with Toby Guevin

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce)

Greg is joined by Toby Guevin (@BatFlipCrazy) to compare and analyze the similarities and differences between their fantasy baseball rankings for 2019. The positions will be split up across two shows. In this first installment, the discussion begins with some rankings philosophy (2:30) and a couple disclaimers. Next, overall top-30s are compared (9:46), noting differing views on how early to draft pitchers, Jose Altuve, and Bryce Harper. Then it's on to positional rankings, leading off with first base (35:00), featuring a Luke Voit deep dive. Third base follows (1:03:46), with your hosts forecasting Vladamir Guerrero Jr.'s arrival and what it might mean for Toronto's other hitters. Daydreams of Doziers come next, as Toby takes an optimistic look at Hunter Dozier to close out the third base segment before moving on to second base (1:38:50), believing in a Brian Dozier bounce-back. The middle infield overview continues with a look at Jeff McNeil's promising hit tool, and the show winds down with shortstop (1:48:38). How can drafters see through New York bias to properly value Gleyber Torres? What's the ETA and projected ROI for FTJ (Fernando Tatis Jr.)? Tune in and taste the Rotosauce for answers those questions and more rankings reflections. Then come back for next week's episode (114) covering outfield, catcher, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher.

Links

Greg & Toby's Rankings Comparison (3/10/2019)
BatFlip Crazy Podcast
@SmartFantasyBB - Tanner Bell on Twitter
xStats.org
Baseball Savant Expected Stats

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Rotosauce Baseball - 112 - TGFBI Draft Report

Rotosauce Baseball - 112 - TGFBI Draft Report

March 4, 2019

Episode 112: Rotosauce Baseball - TGFBI Draft Report

Hosted by Greg Smith (@gregsauce).

Greg's draft in League 2 of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (@TGFBI) is complete. Trying to win the overall prize is the ultimate goal, of course, and Greg explains how his baseline draft strategy had to shift to attack the Invitational's multi-league tournament setting. But as your host recounts his navigation through the league's 30-round draft, there's still plenty of analysis to share for standalone leagues. How can one starting pitcher make or break a team? What's the right approach to backstops in a two-catcher league? What is the outfielder equivalent to a hot fudge sundae? Which risky pitchers are worth late-round dart throws? Why can't Greg quit Anthony Swarzak? You'll find out all of this and more as he reports back on each of his picks. Tune in and taste the Rotosauce.

Links

The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational
TGFBI League 2 Draft Board
TGFBI Projections by @smada_bb

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