Our football editor, you know him as MB, would recommend a team full of Ryan Fitzpatricks to stream at every position. He made him the lead of his week 1 recap article and has changed his photo on every social media feed to Fitzmagic. I mean his current Twitter name is HarvardQBGawd. He is all in on the Fitz experience, which should serve as a reminder to reign in your overreactions from week 1.

Fitzy had a great week 1, but he also played the Saints who couldn’t cover rock with paper. We’ve seen him have big games before, but let us not forget that he also has a game of 20/44 with 6 interceptions and 0 TDs in his game log. Fitzpatrick takes on the Eagles defense that still looks completely legit, and I’d be a little concerned about a roadrunner/cliff situation coming that reminds us why Jameis is coming back to his job as soon as he’s eligible.

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The NFL regular season is underway!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

As Le’Veon Bell continues his holdout, B_Don and Donkey Teeth profile his temporary (or permanent??) replacement, James Conner. Find out when the fellas think Le’Veon is likely to return and what to expect from Jimmy C while Bell is away and beyond.

Then the guys take a closer look at the Tasmanian Devil, waiver darling Phillip Lindsay.  Is Lindsay a one hit wonder? Is he a PPR only option? Or could Uncle Phil be much, much more? B_Don and DT debate all of the above!

Finally, in the injuries and pickups segment discover which running backs, wide receivers and tight ends you should be targeting this week on the waiver wire. TJ Yeldon, James White, Austin Ekeler, Quincy Enunwa, Chris Godwin and Phillip Dorsett are just a few to the names discussed. Get all the sausage you can handle right here:

Follow the guys on Twitter @DitkaSausagePod and @DonkeyTeeth87. Subscribe to the podcast, Ditka, Sausage, and Fantasy Sports wherever you get your podcasts. 

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I want to take you back to a simpler time. A time, let’s call it, the era of Blockbuster. Now, do you remember having to drive to an actual brick and mortar store, spend 20 minutes walking up and down several aisles, carry around 4 boxes so nobody took the last copy of whichever movie you decide to take home and watch…Then, the world changed.

Netflix delivered movies to your door, but only 1 at a time unless you paid extra, and heaven forbid you lose the damn DVD or envelope. Well, that was a mess and while an interesting concept, still didn’t quite push out the era of Blockbuster.

Eventually Netflix, among others, decided that streaming movies directly into your house or phone was the way to go. No more driving, no more walking up and down the aisles only to find the 35 copies of the one movie you drove to the store for had all been checked out. You simply scroll through and click on the movie or show you wanted to watch (or in my case, scroll, scroll, scroll, keep scrolling, then watch the same shows and movies I’ve seen a dozen times).

Well, I can’t promise that the world of fantasy football will go to a full fledged streaming service, unless you count DFS, but there are a few positions that can be more easily found via streaming than others. Quarterbacks, tight ends, and defenses are the primary areas that I would recommend potentially using the streaming strategy.

This is a strategy I have long since employed as quarterbacks don’t have the same point discrepancy that exists at other positions; tight ends outside of the top few tend to be very TD dependent; and defenses are matchup based more often than not and we really only have so much information going into the season about how a defense will look. I will give a shallower and a deeper option each week… and here are Week 1 Streamers after the jump…

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The Sausage Fest gets extra meaty this week as the boys are joined by numbers guru and co-founder of Razzball, Rudy Gamble. Listen in as Rudy regales B_Don and DT with tales of the creation of Razzball and then attempts to crush Donkey Teeth’s Tarik Cohen hopes and Kerryon Johnson dreams.

Of course the guys also had to grill Gamble regarding the fantasy outlook for all Da Bears offensive players in 2018. Other topics of conversation in this week’s show include the process of projecting football statistics, snake and auction draft strategy, Lamar Miller, Peyton Barber and much more.

Sign up for a free 7 day trial of Rudy’s incredible premium football tools here.

Follow everyone on this episode on Twitter @RudyGamble, @DitkaSausagePod, and @DonkeyTeeth87.

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After the first big draft weekend, it’s nice to reflect on rankings and see where you actually are looking at players rather than what you perceived to be a fair ranking prior to draft season. A number of changes from the initial posting based on injuries, some missing players, and yes, even some recent news. Hopefully the rankings update will help you with your leagues as fantasy football draft season wraps up.

After the first big draft weekend, it’s nice to reflect on rankings and see where you actually are looking at players rather than what you perceived to be a fair ranking prior to draft season. A number of changes from the initial posting based on injuries, some missing players, and yes, even some recent news. Hopefully the rankings update will help you with your leagues as fantasy football draft season wraps up…

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The Juice is loose in this week’s Ditka pod as the guys profile new Cleveland Browns stud Jarvis Landry during the wide receivers preview episode. B_Don and Donkey Teeth also take a close look at evil Packer Randall Cobb and wide-awake sleeper Keelan Cole.

In addition, the sausageers dig deep into their respective 2018 wide receiver rankings which can be viewed below. Find out which receivers to draft and which to avoid here:

The 2 mustache aficionados also make a couple stogie bets with Michael Crabtree over/under 7.5 TDs and Jarvis Landry a top 20 WR in standard.

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The NFL preseason has officially kicked into full gear. In honor of this, the Ditka boys are talking running backs on this week’s podcast. There are many ways to approach this all important position on draft day but one thing is certain, you’ll need a strong running back core by playoff time if you want to reach the fabled fantasy football championship immortality. Listen in as B_Don and Donkey Teeth walk you through everything you need to know about the running back position for 2018 fantasy football.

In this episode, you’ll find in depth player profiles of Jay Ajayi, Alex Collins and Chris Carson. The guys also delve into their respective running back rankings (see below) hitting on Melvin Gordon, Dalvin Cook, LeSean McCoy, Tarik Cohen (DA BEARS!) and many more. Taste the saaaaasage right here!

Plus, the guys make a stogie bet with Donkey Teeth taking Alex Collins and B_Don taking Jay Ajayi.

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Let the Saaaaaasage flow! That’s right, it’s the Ditka, Sausage, Quarterbacks and Tight Ends preview show! Discover everything you need to know about QB and TE drafting strategy for 2018 fantasy football right here.

Strong, firm, tight, male, ends are DT’s favorite, and on this week’s show your Superfan hosts just so happen to be profiling a tight end that fits exactly that description: George Kittle. The Ditka lovers also breakdown two of the younger starting quarterbacks in the NFL, Deshaun Watson and Dak Prescott. Find out what to expect from these two yutes for your 2018 fantasy football leagues and beyond.

The guys also touch on a few other QBs and TEs that they disagree on the value for 2018 including: Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes, Evan Engram, Jared Cook, and more.  Along the way your hosts touch on their quarterback and tight end rankings for 2018 redraft leagues, which you can find right here:

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Donkey Teeth and B_Don bring you lots of sausage in this episode. Don’t ask what goes into to the sausage! Other than rookie quarterbacks and rookie tight ends, we’ll never tell!

Speaking of rookie tight ends, it wouldn’t be right to discuss rookie tight ends without mentioning the greatest rookie tight end of all-time, Mr. Ditka himself, 1961 NFL Rookie of the Year, DA COACH! Some other intriguing tight ends in the 2018 class include Mike Gisecki, Hayden Hurst, and Dallas Goedert.

The fellas also discuss the long term outlooks for Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and the other top QBs drafted this year before diving into a two round dynasty rookie mock draft. What a delicious episode, grab some sausage while there’s still time!

The 2018 Razzball Commenter Leagues are now open! Join today!

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Brandon Marshall, Antonio Brown, Marques Colston, Shannon Sharpe, Julian Edelman, Michael Turner, Darren Sproles, Pierre Garcon, Derrick Mason. All of these players were drafted in the 4th round or later and went on to become useful real life and fantasy players. There are plenty of people out there telling you why to draft Derrius Guice over Rashaad Penny (Guice is #2 in my dynasty rankings and Penny is #4). And if you want to hear the full break down of all rookie running backs and wide receivers, you can always go check out my podcast with @DonkeyTeeth87, Ditka, Sausage, and Fantasy Sports, hosted by Razzball, where we reviewed 21 rookie WRs and 18 rookie RBs.

Today though, I’m here to give you a list for the back end of your dynasty drafts. As the list at the start of the article shows, there can certainly be some hidden gems in the late rounds of the NFL draft and your dynasty start up. Let’s uncover some stones like Cornelius and Maxwell from the old SNES game.

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