While Donkey Teeth is working on his downward dog, or maybe that’s downward donkey for him? I digress; Rudy Gamble stops by to talk about his projection system. B_Don asks him about some of the challenges and changes that he’s made. Rudy also gets grilled on some of his week 5 projections and other fantasy football goodness. 

Check out the show and see if Rudy is adjusting Mahomes or Kyler. How high can Rudy’s Chubb go? Check it out on this week’s Razzball Football Podcast!

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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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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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As I’ve been alluding to in the quite recent past, or peppering, if you will, and I might (because steak?), the projections, like winter, were coming. And since winter is most definitely here (in the Game of Thrones sense, not the literal sense), there is no more alluding anymore folks. DEATH TO ALL ALLUSIONS. Because someone once told me that time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve done or will do, we’re going to do over and over again. Alright-alright-alright. In this regard, I wouldn’t mind if this day kept repeating itself. Because of steak, the end of allusions, and the arrival of our 2016 Fantasy Football Projections. Could use more boobs though. I’ll look into that. (Life story bruh.)

Now, before we get to the good stuff, I just wanted to go over a few things. First, these projections (for over 350 players!) aren’t just some random numbers put into random places for random people to look at. They are based on career performance, last year’s performance, the player’s durability, etc., and so those all these things are mixed, stirred, shaken, whichever you prefer, and then the math happens. I then take what the math did and put my own touches on it (legal touches), altering the numbers a bit here and there. Granted, we aren’t the big boys like ESPN, Yahoo, and CBS, but I’ve been very happy with our system these past few years. (And I should note that we beat out all three in rankings accuracy the past two years we’ve been here, including many-many other major outlets.) Second, you probably won’t see an exact correlation with our projections and our rankings. There will be matches, for sure, but think of the projections as a range-estimation (is that a term?) for what we think the players will produce. While I went with a more conservative approach here, don’t be surprised if there’s a 5% (or close to) swing in either direction for some players who either end up over-performing or under-performing. Just the nature of the beast.

And before we get to the projections, I’d like to thank Rudy, for whom this would not be possible. I’m just going to assume dark wizardry was involved, and just keep my mouth shut. I shall sacrifice several Twix bars in your honor!

Note: These projections will be updated if there are any major injuries or other shifting events, like Eddie Lacy magically not sucking any more, and there will also be minor edits at least once a week, so be sure to check in here and there. Also, very soon, we’ll be adding 14-team auction values as a sortable category, and we’ll also be adding position specific projection pages so you can sort that way as well!

Please, blog, may I have some more?

As I’ve been alluding to in some past content, or peppering, if you will, and I might (because steak?), the projections, like winter, were coming. And since winter is here (in the Game of Thrones sense, not the literal sense), there is no more alluding anymore folks. DEATH TO ALL ALLUSIONS. Because someone once told me that time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve done or will do, we’re going to do over and over again. Alright-alright-alright. In this regard, I wouldn’t mind if this day kept repeating itself. Because of steak, the end of allusions, and the arrival of our 2015 Fantasy Football Projections. Could use more boobs though. I’ll look into that. (Life story bro.)

Now, before we get to the good stuff, I just wanted to go over a few things. First, these projections (for over 500 players!) aren’t just some random numbers put into random places for random people to look at. They are based on career performance, last year’s performance, the player’s durability, and so those three things are mixed, stirred, shaken, whichever you prefer, and then the math happens. I then take what the math did and put my own touches on it (legal touches), altering the numbers a bit here and there. Granted, we aren’t the big boys like ESPN, Yahoo, and CBS, but I’m very happy with our system this year. (And I should note that we beat out all three last season in ranking accuracy, including many other major outlets.) Second, you probably won’t see an exact correlation with our projections and our rankings. There will be matches, for sure, but think of the projections as a median for what we think the player will produce. While I went with a more conservative approach here, don’t be surprised if there’s a 10% (or close to) swing in either direction for some players who either end up over-performing or under-performing. Just the nature of the beast. And these projections will be updated if there are any major injuries or other shifting events, like Trent Richardson not sucking any more, and there will also be minor edits at least once a week, so be sure to check in here and there.

Note: I’d like to thank Rudy, for whom this would not be possible. I’m just going to assume dark wizardry was involved, and just keep my mouth shut. I shall sacrifice several Twix bars in your honor!

Please, blog, may I have some more?