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RosterWatch Podcast Episode 37: Preseason Week 2 Fantasy Takeaways

In Episode 37 of the RosterWatch Podcast, Alex Dunlap takes you through his fantasy football thoughts from the second weekend of 2017 NFL preseason action and addresses how certain players and situations are influencing slotting on the magical 2017 Ultimate Fantasy Draft Cheat Sheet now available at Unlock all of RW’s content with a PRO membership at and make sure to give the podcast a killer 5-star review.

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  1. Post By Vick's Doggy Daycare


    Will you be updated the offensive line rankings within the next week or two?

    1. They were updated on Saturday, do you see something missing?

      1. Post By Vick's Doggy Daycare

        Nothing I am aware of specifically. I was cross-referencing RW’s rankings with PFF’s rankings and there were a few significant differences (most notably, the Ravens ranking on PFF was 28 compared to your 16 ranking). I figured recent injuries/hold-out situations were the only aspect, if anything, that hadn’t been taken into account on your sheet.

        Either way, I absolutely LOVE the work you guys do. I listen to pretty much all the siruis XM guys, and I respect your guys’ opinions more than anyone, by a long shot.

        Having said that, I have a question. I’m in a very unique league, scoring-wise, as it is EXTREMELY high scoring. To put things into perspective, a good week generates 400 points. Start 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF. The scoring system is HEAVILY dependent on the length of TDs. See below for a breakdown:

        TD Scoring is the same regardless of passing/rushing/receiving:
        0-20 yd TDs: 15 points
        21-40 yds: 30 pts
        41-60 yds: 45 pts
        61-80 yds: 60 pts
        81+ yds: 75 pts
        Essentially, an 85 yd TD is worth 5 short TDs.

        Rushing/Receiving yards (combined)
        5 points once 50 yd mark is reached, then 5 more points for every additional 20 yards

        Passing yards
        5 points once 150 yd mark reached, then 5 points for every additional 50 yards

        All turnovers: -5 points

        Having said that, obviously my draft is going to go much differently than the cheat sheet. Players I have on my radar to move up fairly significantly are:

        QB: Rodgers, Ryan, Brees, Winston, Mariota
        RB: Freeman, Tevon Coleman, Crowell, Gurley, Riddick, Mccaffrey
        WR: Cooks, Tedd Ginn, Mike Wallace, Diggs, Goodwin, Martavius Bryant, Fournette, Tyreek Hill, Sanders, Torrey Smith
        TE: Ertz, Graham, Hooper

        My question to you is, which players would YOU target as the best “big play” threats, and how far up would you draft them in a league like this? I know this is a vague question, but I’ve tried calling in several times to discuss this but always am on hold for too long and have to run before I get put on.

        Thank you in advance!

  2. Man I missed this , looking forward to another great year with you guys!

    So- rookie only draft for my dynasty salary cap keeper league-
    I traded Ajayi and Jordan Reed for the Rookie draft 1st overall pick and 2nd round 1st pick, Delanie Walker and his 1st round rookie pick next year. I think I did well, thoughts?

    who the heck should I take with 1st pick- Fournette $30 Mixon $19 Cook or Mccaffrey $16 all others are $1..
    We do get pts for return yards/tds, 12 to standard scoring

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Lord have mercy, you worked that poor fella over. We’d likely take Mixon., and make the $3 up elsewhere. Cook is obviously in play. CM if it’s PPR, we would be fine with if you are a fan of th the way he squirms and squirts down the field, like the Robot Genius is.

  3. Post By

    I gave you guys a 5* review on itunes just now. Been putting it off cuz im lazy lol. But alex, I’m in a 12 team standard redraft this weekend, hoping that the v3.5 cheat sheet will be up by sunday? and i’m so high on perine, foreman, and kamara as late wildcard picks, but clearly rostering all three isn’t likely. should i trade one out for cooper kupp instead? or do not use a late round pick on that many wildcards, even though i can see all three having significant roles in their offense.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Thank you so much for the review and all of your loyal support. There will be an update V4.0 for the STD sheet coming before this weekend’s drafts. Possibly, a smaller 3.5 update before that.

      This rookie RB class is sick, and we love all of those guys late, especially if this league has any type of keeper capability.

      Cooper Kupp is the RW GOAT!!! Feel free to swap him out at anytime, he will be moving up the sheet steadily. RWNation is ride or die, Cooper Kupp Nation FOREV. And, the Robot Genius is his most avid young fan.

  4. Today’s the day I actually have to make a decision on my final keeper in a .5 ppr dynasty league.

    M. Jones, C. Beasley, J. Stewart, R. Burkhead.

    I’m weaker at WR so leaning toward keeping one of them. I see Jones as having more upside but Beasley more consistent and a higher floor. I am one of the fools who bought high on Jones last year and it pains me to think about dropping him after the investment I made. But consistency is and undervalued asset in fantasy, I just don’t know what to expect from Jones. Thoughts?

    1. Post By

      Man, to me this has to be Beasley, right? He’s a solid PPR option and there’s so much uncertainty surrounding the other guys. It seems like Golladay is going to be vulturing all of Jones’ upside and I see Ebron pushing for more targets in that offense as well. Golladay is a lot more like Megatron than Jones would ever be, so I see the targets in that Detroit offense going to Tate, Golladay, Ebron and Riddick/Abdullah before Jones gets his piece. If it were me, I’d go Beasley, but that’s just my opinion.

    2. Post By

      as an avid lions fan, although i see marvin jones having a big bounce back year, lots of talk about it plus his nice TD the other day, i still think beasley is the safer play. it also comes down to the price of each.

      Side note. I think rex burkhead is going to have a nice season as well. Just depends on prices for each player.

    3. Post By Byron Lambert

      Here’s the RW Advantage- Jhubert – everybody has to work the information they have available. And we have more of it that anyone.

      We tend to agree with your analysis here. But, what RWNation knows for sure, from being at Cowboys training camp- is that Cole Beasley looks like the #2 WR on this team, and Dak’s development looks to be going well.

      Potentially, without Zeke- this team has to rely on Dak more- and the schedule is tough for Dez to begin the season. In any type of PPR, Beasley is a safe bet. And, unless you see Marvin Jones going for 1,000 yards and 10 TD- then I wouldn’t worry about it.

  5. Post By

    Why isn’t the rest of the fantasy world waking up to the reality that getting out there and putting eyes on these guys is the only way to truly know what’s going on from a fantasy perspective?! And then you factor in the growing base of knowledge that these guys are putting together from their scouting trips to the Senior Bowl – and it’s just plain sick. Honestly, I feel like I’m cheating with all of this information. Seriously, this year is going to be fun!

    1. Post By

      In other words – thanks for the training camp reporting work, Byron and Trashman. It’s getting me so friggin’ maniacal I can’t even stand it!!

      1. Post By Byron Lambert

        Thanks Paul,

        I feel like rabid dog out here on the road for you guys. Trying to see if we can put a little more together, here down the stretch.


        1. Post By

          Let us know if you end up at Vikings camp (that’s the closest one to me). I’ll buy you a cold one at one of our awesome local microbreweries to say thanks for grinding so hard for us all. It’s the least I can do because of how sick my teams are going to look this year. It seriously feels unfair to have this kind of advantage for this cheap.

          1. Post By Byron Lambert

            Thanks so much for your loyal support. We will keep you in the RW Black Book. Best wishes this season.


  6. Post By

    Hey guys! Huge fan! I was just offered a trade for Micheal Thomas in return I get Jameis Winston. It’s a 2qb league and I’m already keeping r.wilson, Lev Bell, tyreek Hill, M Thomas. No penalties for keeping any of these guys. Should I pull the trigger? 10 team

    1. we need either Wilson or Matt Ryan for Thomas in 2QB. if you feel like you really need it we don’t hate it, but would like more for a true stud WR/

      1. Post By

        Thanks guys!

  7. Any chance you guys can update the rookie cheat-sheet?

    1. Sure we can get an update up in the next few days. Thanks for the reminder, all of our focus is on the redraft sheets right now.

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