Podcast Recap: Episode 1

To supplement our podcasts, we will often write a blog post recapping the important items discussed on the most recent episode, with additional commentary on some of those topics.

Topic 1: The Meaning of the Title

The podcast title encapsulates not only the extent of our collective passion for the game of football but also our philosophy and approach to playing fantasy football. The better we understand what happens with the college players on Saturdays, the better we will be at projecting how they may translate to the pros on Sundays. The more knowledge we possess the further ahead of the curve we are as fans of the game and as devy and dynasty fantasy league owners.

Topic 2: What is a devy league?

Devy leagues are developmental dynasty style fantasy leagues, where each team has roster spots which can be filled with any active collegiate player. Some leagues allow only a handful of college players, while others there are no limits.  The owner controls the rights of this college player, so once the players enter the NFL; they can put them on their active roster. The devy draft for these collegiate players can occur anytime from spring to summer.

Topic 3: Goals of the Podcast

  1. Prospect Focus: We will be analyzing and evaluating many of the skill players in college that we believe are going to transition best into the NFL. This will be a focal point of many of the podcasts as we evaluate who is rising and falling during the offseason, season, all-star games, combine and pro days.
  2. Talking Football: As passionate fans, we enjoy discussing all aspects of football and how it relates to evaluating players and their fantasy value. We will discuss schemes, coaching, and how it all relates to evaluating players and their transition to the next level.
  3. Voice of the Community: We want to be a voice in the community and we also want to represent our readers and listeners and be their voice as well. We hope to be very interactive with our fans via the website, Twitter, and Facebook.

Topic 4: Roundtable discussion

During the roundtable discussion we discussed the importance of evaluating the 2016 draft eligible class from now and how it could impact you in all your fantasy leagues. The more knowledge you have about college players, the easier it will be to place value on making trades that involve future picks. The more you understand about the player, what scheme or fit he was used in, the better prepared you will be at finding players who may have an easier transition into the NFL in the future. Also during the roundtable discussion, we had a conversation about Russell Wilson and his overall value and expectations for him this year and moving forward.

Topic 5: 2016 Rookie Mock Draft

Overall Pick

Owner

Player

  1.  

Paul

Laquon Treadwell, WR Ole Miss

  1.  

Nick

Ezekiel Elliott, RB Ohio St.

  1.  

Matt

Mike Williams, WR Clemson

  1.  

Paul

Tyler Boyd, WR Pittsburgh

  1.  

Nick

Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan

  1.  

Matt

Evan Engram, TE Ole Miss

  1.  

Paul

D’haquille “Duke” Williams, WR Auburn

  1.  

Nick

Corey Clement, RB Wisconsin

  1.  

Matt

Josh Doctson, WR TCU

  1.  

Paul

Cardale Jones, QB Ohio State

  1.  

Nick

Bucky Hodges, TE Virginia Tech

  1.  

Matt

Derrick Henry, RB Alabama

I found a few interesting observations when looking over the early 2016 fantasy rookie mock. One was the positional breakdown, as there were six receivers, three running backs, two tight ends, and only one quarterback. With quarterbacks such as Christian Hackenberg (Penn State), Jared Goff (California), and Conner Cook (Michigan State) getting a lot of attention this offseason, I was surprised that none of them were taken as well. There is a strong possibility that one or two of them end up going in the early part of the actual 2016 NFL Draft. One running back that I was surprised to see left out of the rookie mock draft was James Conner (Pittsburgh). The selections of Clement and Henry, showed that Matt and Nick chose to go with the higher upside pick over the steadier producer in Conner. While Conner has already proven to be an elite college running back, Clement and Henry must show they can become the lead backs for their respective teams as they try and replace Melvin Gordon and TJ Yeldon