Pre-Snap Motion: A Fantasy Football Podcast by Sharp Football Analysis
By Sharp Fantasy Football
Learn how to win at fantasy football. Powered through analytics and versatile playing experience, Sharp Football fantasy analyst Rich Hribar and host Chad Scott highlight where to gain an edge in seasonal, dynasty, and daily fantasy football formats.
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott go over the news of the week, play a game of "This or That" and their deep starts of the week.
-Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, or Tua Tagovailoa?
-Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Josh Jacobs?
-Miles Sanders or Nick Chubb?
-Diontae Johnson or Travis Fulgham?
-Justin Jefferson or Amari Cooper?
-Best TE1 option outside of the top-12 in ROS Ranks?
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott take about the fallout from the George Kittle injury and the state of the tight end position, go through a plethora of players to target in trades for the final five weeks of the fantasy regular season and playoff runs and as always, provide their deep starts of the week.
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott dive into the news and notes for Week 8 through a fantasy lens as well as their deep starts of the week.
-The fallout from Odell Beckham's ACL injury for his Dynasty value and the Browns offense for the remainder of the season
-Antonio Brown is a Buccaneer and is eligible to play next week. What will be his impact?
-Is the Dallas Carnival ride officially over?
-Favorite bench plays of the week
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott jump into Week 7 news and notes, play this or that for rest of the season and provide their deep starts of the week.
-Tua time in Miami
-D'Andre Swift, Justin Jefferson, TB WRs, and former Iowa TEs for the rest of the season
-Bench Plays of the Week
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott dive into Week 6, breaking down the latest news, discussing some ongoing trends, and provide their deep starts of the week.
-How does Any Dalton taking over for Dak Prescott impact the Dallas offense and can we stock Dalton as a fantasy option?
-Le'Veon Bell released and signs with the Chiefs... what do we do now with Clyde Edwards-Helaire?
-Do the Steelers have a WR1 for fantasy?
-Justin Herbert has been sensational despite his own staff placing him in a tough spot
-Are Lamar Jackson and Zach Ertz already busts, or can you buy low?
-Starts of the week from the depths of rosters
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott break down Week 5 in the NFL from a fantasy perspective.
-Is Kareem Hunt a top-5 RB now?
-Who replaces Austin Ekeler?
This or That with choices between....
Jonathan Taylor or Chris Carson?
JuJu Smith-Schuster or Robby Anderson?
Kenny Golladay or Mike Evans?
Justin Jefferson or CeeDee Lamb?
And as always, their favorite deep plays of the week.
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott dive into Week 4 of the NFL.
-COVID makes the first appearance in the season
-Buy, Sell, Or Hold with a number of slow starting players including Joe Mixon, Kenyan Drake, D.J. Chark, Marquise Brown, D.J. Moore and others...
-Sneaky Starts of the Week
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott cover Week 2 through a fantasy lens.
*News of the week
*Where does Jonathan Taylor slot in for the remainder of the season?
*This or That with Week 1 Over and Under Reactions
We made it to the starting blocks of the 2020 NFL Season!
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott share there thoughts on the news of the week, give a few final bold calls heading into the season and provide their favorite starting options from the fantasy depths for Week 1.
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott go through a number of the players they are targeting in fantasy drafts this season from specific categories.
-Favorite Non-Tier 1 Wide Receiver
-Favorite RB2 Option in Drafts
-Favorite Breakout Wide Receiver
-Favorite Zero RB/Upside RB Target
-Breakout Tight End and Bench Stash
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott discuss the tight end position for fantasy football in 2020.
-What has recent ADP told us about the tight end position?
-The pros and cons of selecting an early round tight end?
-Which tight ends are due for more touchdowns based on running cold with their scoring opportunities in 2019?
-This or That with Darren Waller vs Evan Engram, Tyler Higbee vs Hunter Henry, Hayden Hurst vs Austin Hooper, and T.J. Hockenson vs Noah Fant
-Our favorite TE2 picks
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott are diving into the running back position as fantasy football drafts creep closer.
-Why Running Back has become a "pay to play" position for fantasy
-How can we make better selections when drafting RB2 options on their own team versus traditional handcuffing
-Which running backs are due for regression to the mean in the red zone this season?
-Which running backs have relied on the red zone the most often and which backs are providing long scores?
-This or That with Clyde-Edwards Helaire vs Miles Sanders, Josh Jacobs vs Nick Chubb, aging bell cows and more...
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott are discussing the quarterback position as we gear up for the 2020 season.
-Have we corrected QB ADP enough over the past decade?
-With running quarterbacks rising up draft boards this season, are we out of Konami options at the position?
-Which quarterbacks over and under performed in the red zone last season that are due to regress towards the mean?
-Which quarterbacks have needed the red zone for passing scores the most?
The duo plays This or That with...
The NFC South QBs
Daniel Jones vs Cam Newton
Jared Goff vs Baker Mayfield
Gardner Minshew vs Drew Lock
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott talk about the wide receiver position as we approach the 2020 season.
-What types of targets matter the most for WRs and which players are getting them?
-The value of Russell Wilson has in elevating WRs for fantasy
-Can anything stop the Calvin Ridley rocket ship?
-Adam Thielen vs Amari Cooper
-Terry McLaurin vs D.J. Chark
-Tyler Boyd vs A.J. Green
-Christian Kirk vs Diontae Johnson and more...
With training camps officially opening back up and players reporting to their teams, Rich Hribar and Chad Scott dive into all of the things surrounding this potentially unique NFL season.
-What will be the impact of this new training camp schedule and no preseason games?
-How are we altering our fantasy approaches surrounding rookies, handcuffs and positions?
-What special rules and contingencies can you start thinking about applying to your leagues for this season?
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott run through some top-down bullet points from Rich's "What We Can Learn" series on the Sharp Football Analysis site with some individual team nuggets peppered in. Those series cover What We Can Learn...
*From Play Splits
*From Team Per Drive Scoring Output
*From Team Yardage To Touchdown Rate
*From Team Touchdown Dispersal
*From Team Red Zone Production
You can find all of those posts in the fantasy hub for 2020 offseason content here: https://www.sharpfootballanalysis.com/fantasy/nfl-fantasy-football-draft-central-rankings-news-2020-dominate-the-offseason/
Ever want to play in an auction league or learn more about the format?
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott explore everything you need to know about the format on the surface level for fantasy footballers transition to auction with some added wrinkles for those who are experienced.
-Benefits to auction over a traditional serpentine draft
-Do's and Dont's to the Auction Format
-The Nomination Game Within the Game
-Our most common approaches to auctions over serpentine drafts and the tactics we use the most often in team building through auctions
Rich Hribar and Chad Scott take a look at the players that have risen in draft cost to start over the recent weeks.
-Is Cam Newton priced properly now that he is a Patriot?
- Can we trust Antonio Brown will play football in 2020 and where?
- Jalen Reagor vs Brandon Aiyuk
- Is Zack Moss the best value in the Buffalo backfield or is Devin Singletary now priced properly?
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta dive into the pros and cons for several polarizing pass catchers for this upcoming season.
*Initial thoughts on Cam Newton signing with the Patriots
*Are we still a year away from Mecole Hardman's big fantasy breakout?
*Can Odell Beckham bounce back year two in Cleveland?
*What kind of offensive identity are the Rams going to have and how that can impact Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee?
*Is D.J. Chark set up to build off his 2019 breakout?
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta break down a few of the higher priced RB1 fantasy options of the offseason.
-Do we believe Austin Ekeler can sustain being a hyper-efficient fantasy scorer in the new Charger offense?
-Is Nick Chubb still a running back to pay up for, or has Kareem Hunt become the better value out of the Cleveland backfield?
-Can Aaron Jones fight off scoring regression enough in 2020?
-The chicken or the egg game with Derrick Henry driving the Tennessee offense or not. And if so, is that a sustainable blueprint?
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta take a top-down look at the WR position and how it is being handled in early 2020 drafts.
-How the WR position declined in 2019 and if that is part of a larger trend or should we anticipate a rebound for the position in 2020?
-Is the depth of the WR position a myth or is this the deepest the position has ever been for fantasy?
-WR Points vs RB Points throughout the draft
-Does the predictably of the WR position provide an edge in drafts?
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta walk through some of the players that have picked up steam and increased in average draft position over the past few weeks while discussing a few of the players that have had their draft cost drop over that span.
*Are the Steelers an Undervalued Offense in 2020?
*Is Marvin Jones the Lions WR to draft?
*Can the Bears offense support a full season breakout for Anthony Miller?
*Does moving to Cleveland hurt Austin Hooper's TE1 chances?
*Will Devin Singletary roll over his end of the season usage from 2019 this season?
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta share their thoughts on several key NFL contributors that still have not been fully utilized to the levels they can be.
*How can the Cardinals get Kyler Murray to the next level?
*Will we see Joe Mixon's ceiling in 2020?
*How the addition of CeeDee Lamb can elevate Amari Cooper
*What the Giants can do better for Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram
*A send off to the most underutilized player in the league
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta take a top-down look at approaching the Best Ball format for fantasy players who are both new to the format and those who have been playing for years.
*What is the Best Ball format and what advantages does it offer compared to other formats
*How to optimally draft each position from a structural standpoint
*Understanding positional breaks with each position
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta dive headfirst into Dynasty Football from a top-down, startup level for those who have not yet got into the format themselves, but would like to know more.
*What is the Dynasty format and what are the most appealing aspects?
*How to handle rookie-only draft picks?
*The importance of trading and how to approach finding and being a successful trade partner.
*What type of settings should you start off with?
*Our favorite initial draft approach to take: a longer-term plan versus a short window attack.
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta talk about the early fantasy implications that stemmed from the NFL schedule release this past week.
*What is the process for applying strength of schedule to fantasy?
*Quarterbacks with the best and worst early season fantasy schedules
*The impact of pace of play and the fastest pace schedules
*Which team DST units are we targeting now to start the season?
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta look at Rich's early rankings for the 2020 season and talk about a few of the players at each position.
*What do we do with Leonard Fournette this season?
*Can Lamar Jackson break the streak of not being overvalued as the QB1?
*Is there any hope for bounce-back seasons from Todd Gurley or Le'Veon Bell?
*Davante Adams over Michael Thomas as the WR1?
*What can we expect from Rob Gronkowski returning to the league? and more...
Rich Hribar and Dan Pizzuta break down the 2020 NFL Draft from a fantasy perspective.
*Did the 2020 Draft class live up to the hype for investment?
*The difference in Dynasty vs 2020 Season-long league expectations for rookies
*Who were risers and who fell post-draft?
*Favorite Day 3 Selections
Dan and Rich cover the value of objective player comparisons and some of their favorites for this class, cover their favorite Day Three running backs and wide receivers and offer their predictions on the amount of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and offensive players selected in Round 1 of the upcoming NFL draft.
Welcome to Forward Progress, a fantasy football podcast brought to you by Sharp Football Analysis with host Rich Hribar.
This NFL season, we'll provide an edge in winning a fantasy championship and making you a better seasonal, dynasty and daily fantasy football player. We'll cover all things fantasy related, from top-down large scale fantasy football questions, strategies and ways to tackle the "how" and "why" to play the game -- all the way down to individual player analysis.
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