Paulsen, Elkaffas, DiBari: Rankings, Values, and Giggles.

Good news, bad news this week folks. Well, I’m not quite sure if it is good, or bad, so let’s just call it news. If you’ve seen, listened, or heard of the #DWG4 Experience you likely know it is intended to be a short video interview series. Unfortunately, this week the service I use to record these calls decided to crap out. Maybe it was divine intervention, and these are intended to be audio plays only. Maybe it was meddling, as I officially cleared out the last of my contents from my former site. Or maybe, just maybe, it was something different altogether and merely coincidence things went awry this week. Regardless of the reason, this week I only have an audio version to present to you. So again, I beg of you… please let me know if you enjoy these, find them beneficial, or are a complete waste of both mine, yours, and all of these guests time. The guests this week, you ask? Another phenomenal bunch! I talked with John Paulsen of 4for4.com, who has been one of the most accurate Fantasy Football experts the past decade, even winning the Fantasy Pros content twice. I asked him about his methodology, and what are the initial and final factors into his decision making. We also discussed the Texans backfield, and if D’Onta Foreman truly serves as a bigger threat to Lamar Miller, than the Houston O-Line itself. John came second in this episode (but it the bigger name), because I opened things up with Izzy Elkaffas, who writes for Dynasty League Football (DLF), and is co-founder of the Dynasty Trade Calculator. DTC, or The Calculator as Izzy refers to it, has become very prominent in off-season trading, as a barometer for value being exchanged. I asked him how it got its start, what makes up the algorithm, and what improvements have been made, and are in store for the future. Lastly, I spoke with John DiBari of the Fantasy Forty Podcast. John has become a dear friend thru this industry, is a great deal of fun, and has a very blunt and direct way of discussing players. We talked about an assortment of things, and somehow morphed it into a convo about the rookie Quarterbacks to date.

I truly hope you enjoy the episode! These are a lot of fun for me to record and pick the brains of so many talented analysts, and I am trying to ask questions that will be entertaining and informational for you and your fantasy needs. Seriously, please let me know what you think, what works, what doesn’t, and anything else you think I should consider. Appreciate you all. Good luck in Week 7!

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We made it! We finally made it, it’s the heart of draft season and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. If you’re like me, you’ve been consuming every bit of FF content since the NFL Draft, and have participated in countless mock drafts. Shhh…don’t tell my girlfriend how many mock drafts I’ve completed. By now, you’ve tinkered around with different draft strategies and hopefully you landed on one that will lead you to the promise land. Before it’s too late, I want to make sure you are not forgetting a critical component that can set you up for a slam dunk on draft day– the handcuff.

As a new writer for Razzball.com my main focus will be providing you with a weekly RB handcuff report. I look forward to interacting with you all as the season progresses. Let me know if there is a topic or player you would like me to comment on. Today, we will focus on how handcuffs can impact your overall draft day strategy and give you a couple of the top RB handcuffs. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

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We know you guys couldn’t wait any longer to see episode two of the Razzball Dream League, so here it is. We apologize for the delay. You can blame Sauce, who sent his video in eight years late, yet it’s still the worst quality video I have ever seen in my life. Is it that hard to take a video of your face? Tehol also screwed up the draft order because he forgot what number he was on, so typical. Speaking of typical, this is so rigged. Tehol, the commish picking the draft order, SOMEHOW ends up with the number one pick. He must have a bromance with Antonio Brown just like he does with Tyrod Taylor.

I don’t really have anything else to say here. Watch after the jump and comment below who you think will be crowned champion of this league!

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Here is the next article in our series we are referring to as Deep Impact, where we at Razzball examine players who are tucked away deep in the player projections or waiver wire and are bound to surpass their underwhelming expectations. The benefit of these players, aside from showing off your fantasy football prowess throughout the season, is that they are often available on your fantasy league’s waiver wire and can provide relief to owners looking for quality talent in deeper formats. The player of focus in this article will be Jacksonville Jaguars second-year running back Denard Robinson.

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Here is the next article in our series we are referring to as Deep Impact, where we at Razzball will examine players who are tucked away deep in the player projections, and are bound to surpass their underwhelming expectations. The benefit of these players, aside from showing off your fantasy football prowess, is that they are often available on your fantasy league waiver wire and can provide relief to owners looking for quality talent in deeper formats.

The player we will be focusing on is Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore. While any fantasy football analyst with any common sense would have warned you against ANY Oakland receivers with the unimpressive Matt Schaub under center, there is a new sheriff in town. Just days ago, Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen finally came to his senses and announced that rookie quarterback Derek Carr will be the team’s starter for week 1 against the New York Jets. Moments later, the entire city of Oakland simultaneously rejoiced.

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This is the second article in a series we are referring to as, “Deep Impact” where we at Razzball examine players who are tucked away deep in the player projections and are bound to surpass their underwhelming expectations. The benefit of these players, aside from showing off your fantasy football prowess, is that they are often available on your fantasy league waiver wire and can often provide relief to fantasy owners looking for quality talent in deeper formats.

This article will analyze the fantasy value of Indianapolis Colts third-year tight end Dwayne Allen. The former University of Clemson product was actually drafted in 2012, along with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck and fellow tight end Coby Fleener. He was expected to become a key contributor in the Colts rebuilding offense, and while he played well his rookie season (45 receptions for 521 yards and 3 TD’s), he managed to fly under the radar.

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New York Jets Rookie Minicamp

This represents the first article of a series we are referring to as “Deep Impact”, where we at Razzball will examine players who are tucked away deep in the player projections and are bound to surpass their underwhelming expectations. The benefit of these players – aside from showing off your fantasy football prowess – is that they are often available on your fantasy league waiver wire and they can provide relief to fantasy owners looking for quality talent in deeper formats. So without further ado, let us begin with New York Jets Tight End Jace Amaro.

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Do you even tan bro?

Throughout the world of fantasy football, there are varying degrees of talent. Of course, it’s easy to point out the studs and duds each season. After all, studs end up drafted in the first round or two while the duds find themselves on your league’s waiver wire. However, the most important thing to remember is that fantasy football championships are won in the back-half of your draft. Finding quality depth for your roster is undoubtedly the most important (and difficult) thing for fantasy owners to do year in and out. With that being said, here is a look at one of many quality veterans who are being vastly undervalued in fantasy football drafts across the world and could help you win your league: Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline.

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That’s a good stretch you’re getting in there helmet. Well done.

One of the biggest surprises from week one of the NFL preseason was the outstanding performance of Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver John Brown. Throughout their dominant preseason victory over the Houston Texans, Brown continuously ran circles around defenders on his way to an impressive 5 catch, 87 yard performance. Even more astounding was the fact that he likely would have had a touchdown catch as well, if not for Arizona’s untimely quarterback inaccuracy. Nonetheless, it was quite the rookie debut for an overlooked and largely unknown receiver, who could make a huge impact as a late-round steal in your fantasy football league.

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