Rank #1: Devy Owners Manual Real Episode 2
In the second episode of the Devy Owners Manual, hosts Andrew Harbaugh and Dwight Peebles talk about the devy landscape. Andrew and Dwight talked about a few college players they really like including Heisman hopeful Tua Tagovailoa and Gardner Minshew, also who has the best hair in College football!
- Games and Players to watch for in the upcoming weekend
- Value of picks and how to rebuild a team in devyhttp://ffpodcasts.com/dynastyownersmanual/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DEVYOME3.mp3
- Andrew has an unhealthy obsession with Gators
Nov 01 2018
Rank #2: DOM Episode 54 – Russ Fisher (@DynastyOuthouse)
We’re back! Just for a minute.
We’re past the halfway mark of the 2019 regular season and most dynasty teams are at a crossroads. Surrendering to a lost season due to injuries or just plain old bad luck seems depressing, but the promise of next year keeps dynasty managers in tune with what’s going on week to week. With so much attention on redraft and DFS action, dynasty can sometimes take a back seat. But the DOM crew got back together with the lovely Russ Fisher to go over some processes any dynasty manager can apply given their situation. Talking through some of our own bad decisions can lead to a better understanding of the path forward with an eye on the championship in 2019 or rebuilding for 2020 or beyond.
- Adam’s terrible team
- Being honest with your team and its standing within the league
- When to sell vets and begin rebuilding
- Selling high and selling low
- Selling to contenders
Nov 08 2019
Rank #3: Episode 13 – Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB)
Fantasy football focuses on what’s done on the field. We as fans want the highlight reels, the touchdowns, the deep passes, and everything else that scores points. But as dynasty owners, we’re also focused on the collective wallets of the NFL. ‘Money talks’ is more than just a catchphrase and Derek Brown (Gridiron Experts, NumberFire, RotoUnderworld) joins us to talk about contracts. We speculate on projected volume based on a player’s salary. Derek gives the DOM duo the basics on what owners can glean from the information out there.
- How to properly value player contracts as a dynasty owner
- Free agency with respect to a position
- Team discussions: Denver, Cleveland
- Free agency before the 2019 season
- Who is everyone’s Buy or Sell?
Jul 17 2018
Rank #4: DOM Episode 48 – Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB)
Ever want to learn how an analyst approaches their craft? What they see while they evaluate players? Dynasty owners rely so much on film analysis from some of the best in the business it only made sense to go to the source. DOM is kicking off a positional series where we dig into the nuances around talent evaluation at all levels. From veterans to rookies, you’ll get to hear from top-tier evaluators for their process and how you can value players going forward.
First up, wide receivers with none other than Matt Harmon. Reception Perception (available through the Fantasy Footballers Ultimate Draft Kit) has become a standard reference tool in the fantasy community. Another piece of the puzzle we all can use to form that picture of the player and how the team can use them.
- Future of FF analysis for receivers
- Traits we need to recognize
- Film Discussion
Jun 24 2019
Rank #5: DOM Episode 40 – Shane Manila (@DFF_Shane)
The dynasty community is getting restless as the countdown to the NFL Draft continues. As your inbox fills with trade offers, it’s important to understand if you even need to make a move before we see how the league values these players. The DOM crew had Shane Manila (@DFF_Shane) stop in to discuss that very topic. Fear of missing out and the desire to do anything fantasy relevant can be a real and sometimes detrimental reaction in dynasty. Without understanding how your entire roster might perform or the picks you’ve acquired, you could be sitting on a championship team without requiring any additional moves. Patience is a difficult practice and Shane helps describe what situations best call for each eaction.
- Always staying connected to the NFL…to a point
- Marquise Brown – Worth a first-round pick?
- Using MFL tools to rate your team
- Types of rosters to determine moves going into the offseason
- Approach to the 2019 class
Apr 15 2019
Rank #6: Episode 26 – Dynasty Outhouse Part II (@DynastyOuthouse)
We took a break, came back, and no one was better equipped to get us back on schedule than the trade addict himself, Dynasty Outhouse (@DynastyOuthouse). The DOM crew decided on a ‘short’ round-table style discussion over various league topics that wound up turning into nearly 90 minutes of practical application, tirades on league rules, and, of course, trade discussion. With the outset of the Devy Owner’s Manual podcast, the crew is starting a campaign for listener leagues to start in 2019, so get the word out!
- Devy leagues – Dynasty Owner’s devy league!
- Changing player valuation during the season
- Assessing your roster in-season
- Managing leagues with GMs of varying skill level
Oct 27 2018
Rank #7: DOM Episode 55 – Season 3…We’re Back
And we’re back!
The struggles of the regular season are over and we’re back to looking into free agents and the incoming rookie class. The DOM crew gives a quick update on some changes to the show, some of the latest news in the NFL coaching world, quick thoughts on player value, and a look at their views on the first round of the upcoming. More to come as the offseason progresses!
- Our work with the @DLFootball mailbag
- The three new categories our shows will fall under
- Panthers head coach signing
- AJ Brown v. DK Halfcaf
- What to do in the first round
Jan 10 2020
Rank #8: DOM Episode 44 – Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB)
Drafting is an art/science unto itself. Roster construction, draft position, and league-mate tendencies all become factors in the decision-making process. Regardless of if it’s a start-up or rookie draft, different strategies can be applied to continue molding our rosters into contenders. Or, can they? Derek Brown (TQE, FantasyData, Grid Iron Experts) rejoins the DOM crew to talk about his approach to drafting. The 2019 class offers a lot of niche players jumbling our perception of value. While ADP might drive value, do we adhere to value or try and fit players into what we need? Derek brings the noise this week with helpful tips for any dynasty manager.
- BPA vs Drafting for Need
- Identifying roster needs
- Edge to mortgaging future picks for current assets
May 13 2019
Rank #9: Episode 15 – Jordan McNamara (@McNamaraDynasty)
Good draft strategy, roster evaluation, and player evaluation all intersect at the same place: process. If your process is sound, you’re more likely to hit on players or wind up in the running for a championship. Jordan sits down with the DOM crew to talk about his process and what he’s done for his upcoming book. His methods, metrics, and analysis are a perfect guide for all dynasty owners to integrate into their own approach.
Also, big announcement! If you’re looking for a discount on a 4for4 subscription, check out the episode for information on our new sponsor!
- Metrics of interest
- How to evaluate a trade
- College production vs. NFL production
- FFstatistics trivia
- Kalen Ballage – should we be buying him?
Jul 29 2018
Rank #10: Episode 19 – Ryan McDowell (@RyanMc23)
When you get a chance to talk to one of the biggest names in the dynasty community, one topic just doesn’t do the conversation justice. So, we covered everything! Ryan McDowell (DLF, Dynasty Blueprint, etc.) sat down with the DOM crew to talk about…everything! All of the past topics were covered and Ryan provided his take on each with a nod to each of the previous guests of the show. Ryan’s storied past in both dynasty, writing, and podcasting puts him in a unique position allowing him to give insight into every facet of dynasty leagues.
Plus, an announcement on our continued partnership with FFstatistics.com!
- Why dynasty?
- League preferences and different formats
- Auction drafts
- Rookie injuries
- League psychology
- The Notebook
- Breakout age
- Player contracts
- Success strategies
Aug 22 2018
Rank #11: Devy Owner’s Manual – Episode 11 with Travis May
Episode 11 features host Dwight Peebles (@FFPeeblesChamp) and special guest Travis May (@FF_TravisM) talking about some devy names to watch for in your upcoming devy drafts!
- Quick recap of news and commits
- Tons of prospects to target
Feb 07 2019
Rank #12: BOM Episode 2 – Rookie Strategies for Best Ball Leagues
In this week’s episode of BOM we delve into the NFL Draft and discuss our favorite (and least favorite) picks for your best ball teams. We cover when to consider drafting the top players from this year’s class and which positions we have the most confidence in using rookies. Should you trust a first year WR? When should RB’s start coming of the board? We answer these questions and many more.http://ffpodcasts.com/dynastyownersmanual/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Best-Ball-Manual_Ep.-2_Pre-NFL-Draft.mp3
Apr 25 2019
Rank #13: DOM Episode 33 – Justin Barlow (@FFcouchcoach)
The offseason is a time for many things. Adjusting rosters, acquiring picks, or even just taking a mental break from the constant media input is all useful to dynasty managers. Justin Barlow (FF Outfitters, Dynasty Trade Calculator) hops on with the DOM crew to talk about his approach to the offseason. Taking a break can help us see the bigger picture and find an edge against our leaguemates. From the rookies to the vets, there are multiple paths to constructing our championship rosters. Now just might be the time to review and plan versus reacting and overplaying your hand.
- Taking a break from social media
- Taking in vets
- Acquiring and dealing picks
- What to do with this year’s crop of vets
Feb 25 2019
Rank #14: BOM – Episode One, “Introduction to Bestball Owner’s Manual”
In their first episode of Best Ball Owner’s Manual, fantasy football experts Brad Reyes and Jeremy Browand lay out what you can expect from BOM as the best ball season starts to heat up. They also introduce some basic concepts and formats unique to best ball leagues, and weight the pros and cons of various formats, while discussing the impact of current events on your fantasy football squad.
Apr 14 2019
Rank #15: DOM – Episode 31 – Brian Malone (@BrianMaloneFF)
The 2018 season is over and the offseason has begun. Dynasty content is already hitting everyone’s TL and discussing rookies so why not join in on the action? Brian Malone has put together the Cohort Report that looks at player comparisons based on both age and production. ‘Range of outcomes’ is a term you’ll hear quite a bit throughout draft season and the Cohort Report helps to manage those expectations. Today’s discussion revolves around how the report was created and some player-specific questions focusing on process. Follow Brian and Twitter and give him a donation for his excellent work!
- Trends discovered creating the report
- How to handle outliers or injured players
- Robert Woods
- Hunter Henry
- Devonta Freeman
- What to do with Damien Williams…
Feb 12 2019
Rank #16: DOM Episode 36 – Peter Howard (@pahowdy)
The offseason is when the public spends most of its time on Narrative Street. Evidence-based takes fall into the background as we argue over prospect highlight reels and what-if scenarios regarding draft position or NFL production. It’s a season unto itself.
We had to bring Peter back to help us zero in on what matters. Or, at least, what doesn’t matter. His analysis into college production gives us the signals and thresholds for prospects. Are they 100% effective? Nope. But we can extract a process for evaluating a player based on what information is available. Outliers or players that buck the trend can come from any class. But as dynasty managers, we’ll need something to clue us in on a player’s potential to keep them on our squad.
- Go check out the Dynasty Crossroads podcast
- Film vs Analytics
- The Josh Jacob’s Rabbit Hole
- Can film study change your opinion?
- Process for selecting the 1.01
Mar 19 2019
Rank #17: DOM Episode 53 – Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom)
We’re a week out from the 2019 season and the offseason debates will finally be settled. Sort of. Through the chaos that is the regular season, it can be hard to find definitive proof who’s right or wrong. Right, wrong, or right for the wrong reasons still gives us an opportunity to review the information we used to get us to our decision. Our process is always something we can adjust and a healthy combination of analytics and narratives can get us there. There’s nobody better than the Mayor of Narrative Street to give us insight into how to use them to our advantage. Bloom outlines his thought process to the DOM crew using the 2019 offseason as a backdrop. With the season upon us, it’s time to pay attention and wait for new information to adjust our strategy.
- The purpose of narratives in fantasy football
- Team-level discussion
- Investing in the play-callers vs the players
- Player discussion
- Damien Williams’ talent vs situation
- Todd Gurley in 2019
- Curtis Samuel drumbeat
Aug 29 2019
Rank #18: Episode 11 – Jake Anderson (@NFLDraftTalker)
You haven’t seen him in person, but you’ve seen his work featured across your TL. The GIF-maker himself and co-host of the Dynasty Crossroads pod, Jake Anderson, joined the DOM crew to go over his process for film review. He brings the opposite train of thought than the analytical mind of Peter Howard, but brings the information you need to evaluate players.
Video analysis methods for QB, WR, TE
What traits to look for at each position
Player evaluation: Adam Thielen, Evan Engram, Josh Rosen
Charity work for #SFB8
Analytics vs Film
Jun 27 2018
Rank #19: Episode 22 – DOM Duo
Week 1 is in the books and we’re staring down the barrel of Week 2. With so many takeaways, we thought it’d be easier to just share our thoughts on what we saw, processes for churning our rosters, and what to expect going forward. Chris and Adam lay out what they saw and how they’ve reacted to the first week of data in both redraft and dynasty formats.
Week 1 Takeaways – Tyreek Hill/Phillip Lindsay/Sammy Watkins
Waiver Wire process – Overreactions/Reacting to the reactions
The Old Guys of 2018
FAAB – Situations for Spending Your FAAB
Potential Fits – Lindsay, Dorsett, Moore
Sep 15 2018
Rank #20: DOM Episode 42 – Memphis (@DFFMemphis)
It’s over. The draft has come and gone and rookie drafts are already underway. The problem is that landing spots have changed our perception about many of the players and their value. Here’s where the #Process becomes important. We’ve gone from traits and college production to team fit and draft capital. How teams will try and maximize a player’s talent will be the focus and dynasty managers should keep that as their focus. The Outlaw (@DFFMemphis) helps the DOM crew with a mental exercise as the dynasty community heads into the rookie draft season. Using previous classes, we can gauge how managers have reacted to prospects given their draft capital, college production, and their subsequent team fit. How we valued them pre and post-draft can help set the tone for our approach to the 2019 class.
- Feelings about the 2019 class
- Value of picks compared to the previous classes
- Past Prospects
- John Kelly
- Royce Freeman
- Cooper Kupp
- Christian McCaffrey
- Current Rookies
- Rodney Anderson
- Andy Isabella
- JJ Arcega-Whiteside
Apr 30 2019