This week we continue to analyze consensus ADP data to find the best bang for your buck! What sleepers should you be grabbing in the late rounds? Which players are best left on the board when your pick comes up. We discuss all this and more in another hilarity packed episode of Jet Set Dynasty!
It’s Officially Football Season Ladies and Gentlemen! Training Camp is under way and mock drafts are happening every where. This week we discuss player average draft position and some targets that you should be looking at it the later rounds. Then Bryan is in the hot seat once again in an ADP quiz.
LeVeon Bell decides not to sign on the dotted line, and the football world goes crazy! Jordon and Bryan breakdown the fallout of his decision for LeVeon, The Steelers, and Dynasty Football players everywhere. Plus Jordon challenges Bryan to identify false facts. Finally, we take one last look at the 2018 Rookies before the start of Training Camp.
Bryan collects interesting facts and figures to highlight the downside of some of Dynasty Football favorite prospects. Jordon wonders what happened to Al Qaeda while Bryan fantasizes about Indian sex positions. Join us as we talk Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans and much more in this Fantasy Football epic and hilarious adventure.
Players in the NFL seem drawn to trouble with the law. Join us and quiz yourself! How often are players arrested? Who is the most arrested player in the NFL? What team produces the most criminals? Then we talk the greatest nicknames for NFL Players and Serial Killers.
Finally, we hit on the Fantasy Football value of the NFL’s resident bad boys. Josh Gordon, Martavis Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Marshawn Lynch and Terrell Owens. You don’t want to miss this one.
Jordon and Bryan challenge each other to a classic game of “Warhead Chicken” while looking into their crystal balls for the outcomes of the 2018 NFL Season. Sour Candy, A destructive cat, and ridiculous football information. What could possibly go wrong?
The Year is 2123. The Human Population has been wiped out by Nuclear War, Famine, and a new virus known as Super Herpies.
Two men survive and talk about Fantasy Football events that took place over 100 years ago to pass the time. In this episode, the survivors discuss their Top 24 Dynasty Football Wide Receivers.
Tune in as they discuss the most polarizing players. Who sits on the Iron Throne, and who sucks d**k in the bathhouse.
Finally, the guys unveil a never before game entitled Ty or T.Y.
Check out the @PodcastNutt’s Full Top 24 Dynasty Wideout Rankings Below
In this episode, Jordon very poorly describes the hottest movies of the last decade. Then Jordon challenges Bryan to a riveting game of “Speak English”. Bryan must correctly navigate the slang and lingo of the teams located in the AFC East while they dish out hot takes about the division’s future.
Sam Darnold is supposedly the best Quarterback talent to enter the league since Andrew Luck, but does he start week 1? Where does Teddy Bridgewater fit into the equation? We talk the offseason additions of Isiaiah Crowell and how he effects the running game outlook. Plus we details our favorite sleeper hiding in the New York receiving core.
Tom Brady isn’t attending OTAs, but should fans panic? It may look like the end of the Brady-Belicheck Dynasty, but their story is far from over. Is Sony Michel the Alvin Kamara of the 2018 Draft? Bryan goes bold and predicts a RB1 season for his favorite rookie running back without the last name Barkley. Plus, we tell you why Chris Hogan should be acquired at all costs in your Dynasty Leagues
How long can AJ McCarron hold off Josh Allen? Shady McCody has been a force to be reckoned with in the league for quite some time, but is the end on the horizon. Can Zay Jones succeed despite his major breakdown? Why in the world did the Bills trade for Kelvin Benjamin? We share this and tell you why Chris Ivory may be worth a flyer.
In a division full of developing young talent, the Dolphins choose to be stagnant. What does Tannehill under center mean for the receivers in Miami? DeVante Parker has been a passenger on the hype trains for quite some time, but will he ever take the next step into a legitmate NFL threat? We also discuss the homecoming for Frank Gore, and ask the hardest question ever. Just how Kenyan is Kenyan Drake?
I’m a simple man. I like beer, sports and not overpaying in my rookie drafts. This year there is a cluster of wide-outs at the top of the class and none of them have managed to separate from the pack. So when I am on the clock and all the top tier running backs are off the board and those pass catchers are staring me in the face I do what any sane man would do- trade back and let other people make the choice for me. Somehow James Washington always ends up in my lap.
So far I have picked up James Washington in one superflex rookie draft and one auction draft (draft position and dollar value listed below). He seems to be undervalued in most circles and seems to be considered at the bottom of that top tier. However when I look at his situation compared to other prospects I would not be surprised if he becomes one of the more successful of the group.
Landing in Pittsburgh he has joined one of the most prolific passing attacks in the league. With Martavius being shipped off to Oakland it seems apparent that Washington will slide into the third wide receiver spot. I think he compliments Juju well since he is more of a down field threat and is going to be matched up against defenders that will probably be much less talented than him. Of course AB is still top dog in Pittsburgh, but this offense has a chance to be special this year and in years to come. With AB turning 30 next month and Bell’s uncertainty, the changing of the guard in Pittsburgh might be sooner than we care to admit.
When I look at the wide-outs that are consistently going before Washington I am not convinced they will have more success. Courtland Sutton ends up immediately slotted behind DT and Sanders (and possibly Carlos Henderson if he can get back on track) on an offense led by the always under impressing Case Keenum. D.J. Moore has a chance to produce in Carolina, but I am on record saying that I think he is overvalued and does not fit the kind of receiver that has excelled with Cam Newton (aka: big receivers). Calvin Ridley lands on an offense that fell off the rails in Atlanta after Kyle Shanahan left for the 49ers job. Christian Kirk and Anthony Miller are two guys I was impressed with but both are joining teams with unproven quarterbacks at the helm and offenses that are coming off of lackluster 2017 seasons.
All this being said I am not convinced that any or all of these pass catchers will end up busting or becoming fantasy relevant. James Washington has just as good a chance (if not better) than some or all of the other top tier guys to succeed. So if you are like me and aren’t sold on any of these top tier pass catchers trade back and take a guy who you can get for a lot cheaper than these other prospects.
P.S. FWIW I was able to snag Washington with pick 2.11 in a 12 team superflex rookie draft. All the above mentioned WRs were taken before him as well as Dante Pettis and Michael Gallup. In my superflex auction I was able to grab Washington for $134 while Sutton went for $221, Ridley went for $256 and Kirk went for $180. Value is to be had here my friends!
The Seattle Seahawks sent Rashaad Penny’s Dynasty Football value skyrocketing after they selected him with the 27th pick in the 1st round of 2018’s NFL Draft. Rashaad Penny made a name for himself after recording a ridiculous senior season at San Diego State University. During that year, he logged a whopping 2248 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on 289 carries. Now it would seem that the sky is the limit for Penny.
Both head coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider have referred to Penny as a “Three-Down Back”, which has the mouths of Fantasy Football players everywhere salivating. The Seahawks had a glaring hole at the running back position last year, with nearly all their backfield options underperforming or suffering injuries. Many believe that Penny provide an answer and restore life to a running game that has failed to find any footing since the faux retirement of Marshawn Lynch.
Personally, I don’t buy it. I think Rashaad Penny will be one of the biggest 2018 Fantasy Football disappointments. Over the coming months, expect hype to build and glowing reports from training camp. His ADP is certain to soar, and he’s already at the point where he’ll struggle to return on the investment. Allow me to tell you why.
Reason 1: Statistics Sow False Belief
To begin, Rashaad Penny’s statistics are nothing more than a drop in the bucket. He may be a great player, but you really can use his stats to support that claim. You only need to look back one year to see that his stats look more like a trend than the outlier. Donnel Pumphrey led the SDSU backfield through the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons before surrendering the lead job to Penny. In those seasons, Pumphrey was a statistical phenom. He scored at least 17 touchdowns in all three years, and rushed for 1800, 1600, and 2100 yards respectively.
Clearly, Penny and Pumphrey are talented running backs, but San Diego State schemes, coaching, and conference competition contribute heavily to their impressive, yet inflated stats. Looking back at both Penny’s and Pumphrey’s film, it’s easy to see that they had a lot of room to work with due to excellent offensive line play. Neither of them was really asked to grind out tough yardage or faced much backfield pressure. Which leads me to my next point.
Reason 2: Seattle’s Offensive Line is Among the NFL’s Worst
Of the 32 teams in the National Football League, Pro Football Focus ranked Seattle’s Offensive Front at 27th or 6th worst in the league. Seattle’s O-Line problems have been well documented. If Russell Wilson wasn’t a Harry Houdini level escape artist, I doubt they would have been able to squeak out a winning record like they did.
Enter Rashaad Penny. A player who feasted off the success of his lineman. His vision is good and Russell Wilson will keep defenses honest, but I foresee some major growing pains for the beginning of Penny’s career. I wouldn’t expect to see Penny flirt with the same numbers that Kamara, Hunt, or McCaffrey racked up last year. Mostly because of this last reason.
Reason 3: “Three-Down Back” does not equal “Bellcow”!
Although Pete Carroll said that they viewed Penny as a three down back, I think many people are blowing it out of proportion. I think we should be taking it a little more literally.
Penny is a running back that has more utility than other comparable players they likely considered selecting. Seattle would likely use the term Two-Down back to refer to other running backs they considered such as Nick Chubb and Derrius Guice. They ultimately decided to draft Rashaad Penny because he has a Three-down skillset. Personally, if that’s what the Seahawks wanted I would have gone Ronald Jones, but the finer points of this article don’t change much even in that alternate reality. The Seahawks are saying they CAN use him all three downs, not that they WILL use him all three downs.
My final point here is that Penny won’t be handed a bellcow workload immediately. There are other backs on the roster that could step up or take reps from him. Chris Carson flashed when healthy last season. It’s hard to say he won’t at least be a factor this year. C.J. Prosise boasts a very similar athletic profile to Penny. If he can managed his ankle injuries, he’s a superior receiving option. The one thing that really is playing in Penny’s favor is his draft stock. However, as we all know, sometimes that’s enough to win you the job.
In the end, you need to ask yourself if Penny is really the right man for the job. We’ve seen a slew of running backs fail to find any success in Seattle since Lynch’s departure. Lacy, Rawls, McKissic, Prosise, Michael, Turbin, Davis and even Alex Collins. He failed in Seattle, but came up big for the Ravens in Baltimore.
Do we add Penny to the list or is he the one to break the cycle?