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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Devy Owner’s Manual Episode 10 – Prospects
Episode 10 features hosts Andrew Harbaugh (@DHH_Mandrew) and Dwight Peebles (@FFPeeblesChamp) talking about players that need to be watched this week in the showcase bowls. The East/West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowls feature players trying to make that one last impression before the draft season takes full effect!
- News and Notes for the Week
- Early Declaration Period Highlights
- Players to watch in both games in the upcoming weekend
Please follow the podcast on Twitter @DevyManual and send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Jan 17 2019
Rank #9: Devy Owner’s Manual Episode 14 – 2018,2019,2020 Mock
In this crazy episode, your hosts Dwight (@FFPeeblesChamp) and Andrew (@MandrewNFLDraft) welcome guest Shane Hallum (@ShanePHallum) for a mock draft including 2018, 2019, and 2020 draft classes all included into one mock draft. How valuable are the 2020 players? How does each class compare when all in the same draft pool? We answer those questions in a different type of mock draft!
Follow the show on Twitter @DevyManual!
Apr 19 2019
Rank #10: DOM Episode 43 – Jesse Reeves (@JesseReevesFF)
Take all your pre-draft rankings and throw them in the trash. NFL GMs inserted a bit of chaos into the dynasty community as we watched the draft unfold. We’re now to the point where a clear understanding of fantasy value comes into play. It’s not just about talent anymore. We have draft capital, situation, and team fit to consider. So who should we continue to value or has the pre-draft hype now inflated their cost? Jesse Reeves (@JesseReevesFF) comes back on with the DOM crew to go over the highlights (and lowlights) of the draft along with adjusting to the 2019 landscape.
- Biggest Losers
- AJ Brown
- Biggest Risers
- Murky Situations
- AJ Brown
May 06 2019
Rank #11: Episode 30 – The Owner’s Manual Pod
The fantasy season is officially over, but is it really?
Dynasty owners turn away from their weekly lineups to their overall roster as college players enter the draft. Bowl games and media hype fuel much of what we see on social media, but there’s plenty of useful content to consume before our drafts. To help, the Dynasty Owner’s Manual pod became the Owner’s Manual pod as the fellas from the Devy Owner’s Manual show hopped on to discuss the players they’ve been tracking. Andrew Harbaugh (@DHH_Mandrew) came on to talk about his offensive players (besides Noah Fant). Dwight Peebles (@FFPeeblesChamp) walked us through the defensive players for the IDP inclined. We’re just scratching the surface as #draftszn kicks off for dynasty GMs with a handful of names to watch out for as the offseason continues.
- What kind of class is coming in 2019?
- The top offensive prospects
- The top defensive prospects
- Why should dynasty owners start researching players now?
- Who are the favorites entering the draft?
Jan 01 2019
Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: Devy Owner’s Manual Episode 13- Combine Review
Dwight (@FFPeeblesChamp) and Andrew (@MandrewNFLDraft) go over the combine results and break down winners and losers !
Mar 05 2019
Rank #16: Episode 20 – Ben Cummins (@BenCumminsFF)
Dynasty draft season is over. Redraft season is here. But, regardless of which format you choose, we all have to worry about our weekly rosters. Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) analysis highlights the weekly edges we need to succeed. So…why not talk to a DFS expert? Ben Cummins (Fantasy Footballers) sits down with the DOM crew to look at the connections between dynasty and DFS. Ben gives an overview of his process for his dynasty and DFS rosters and what metrics drafters on both sides of the aisle should be concerned with on a weekly basis. The formats aren’t so terribly different once kickoff occurs, so the tips here can be applied to both formats
- Connections between dynasty and DFS
- Vegas totals and their influence
- Hedging bets on players
- Stacking in dynasty
- Flag players for the 2018 season
Aug 27 2018
Rank #17: DOM Episode 46 – Kacey Kasem (@TheKaceyKasem)
The first year of anything new can be difficult. You’re taking in new information, looking at old information in a new light, interacting with new people…it’s just different. Dynasty formats fall into this category. It’s not redraft nor DFS. Contracts, team fits, and draft capital now drive the conversation. Trade negotiations are daily conversations. There’s always something to do. Kacey Kasem (Fighting Change Fantasy) comes back to the show to talk about her first year in dynasty. Her stories prompt the DOM crew to get all up in their feelings about past mistakes and the episode turns into a therapy session for everyone.
- Recapping Year 1 of dynasty
- Incorporating New Formats
- Gaining perspective on players
- Group Therapy Session
- Leaning on certain positions in dynasty
May 27 2019
Rank #18: 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
Rank #19: DOM Episode 35 – The Dynasty Dummies (@DynastyDummies)
The events preceding the NFL Draft always produce multiple narratives for each player. The Senior Bowl and Combine offer different views of the incoming draft class and it can be difficult to sort through what’s important. So instead of getting one voice to talk through the data, we got two. Zac Reed (@tacitassassin13) and Kyle LaBreck (@klabreck) are two of the most insightful analysts when it comes to assessing prospects and what they mean for your dynasty squad. We corralled them onto the show to talk about the latest events surround the NFL draft and specific players that should be on our radars as rookie drafts approach.
- What events from The Combine matter most?
- How do we process information taken from the Senior Bowl?
- Who most affected their draft stock after the Combine?
- Players to keep an eye on
Mar 11 2019
Rank #20: Episode 18 – Dynasty Outhouse (@DynastyOuthouse)
“I got some B’s on my team that need to leave. If anyone wants Baker or Bell, let’s make this happen.” – Dynasty Outhouse
If you love to trade, this is the episode for you. All of the themes the DOM crew has discussed on previous podcasts were brought into practical application with the man, the myth, the legend…Dynasty Outhouse. Russ walks us through his addiction to trading and his negotiation process. Why the trades are being made. What’s the objective and the players or types of players he’s targeting. We revel in the wisdom that is the Dynasty Outhouse as we move from theory to application as specific trades are discussed that could be useful to every dynasty owner as the manage their own. Listen to him here on his own podcast (Trade Addicts) for more of his insight into the art that is trading.
- Common ways of sending trades and negotiating
- Can you really win a trade?
- What does ‘adding a piece’ mean and does that usually happen during negotiations?
- Easiest way to close a trade?
- Trade breakdowns
Aug 18 2018