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Don’t miss the big news on today’s show! On today’s fantasy football podcast, Andy, Mike, and Jason discuss the toughest teams to project targets for in 2023. What do all three teams have in common? Plus, the latest NFL News, lots of fantasy football questions answered, and the BIG announcement! Manage your redraft, keeper, and dynasty fantasy football teams with the #1 fantasy football podcast. — Fantasy Football Podcast for May 16th, 2023

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Summary:

Podcast Introduction 00:38

  • The Fantasy Footballers Podcast starts with a regular welcome introduction.

  • The date is Tuesday, May 16th.

Personal Announcement by the Hosts 00:59

  • The host wishes a happy birthday to his mother as it is her birthday.

  • He also wishes a happy mother’s day to everyone’s mother.

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Comedic Act 01:54

  • The hosts have a comedic segment on the show where they poke fun at one man, Jeremy.

  • The act is for the entertainment of the listeners.

Megalashow Announcement 02:26

  • The hosts make a big announcement about the Megalashow that will be taking place.

  • The Megalashow is going to be held in Los Angeles at the Palace Theatre on August 26th.

  • The event will have special things and it’s recommended that the viewers don’t miss it.

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The Fantasy Footballers’ Big Announcement and Discussion of Target Predictions 05:27

  • The video starts with the cast discussing an upcoming live show. They joke about potentially missing it, but quickly express enthusiasm for the show.

  • They share tales of fun antics planned for the show, including possibly shirtless displays of chest tattoos.

  • The cast implores viewers to not miss the show and directs them to the website ballerslive.com to purchase tickets.

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  • They then pivot to a segment discussing their hardest teams to predict in terms of target distribution for fantasy football.

  • Each cast member shares their pick for the team with the most challenging target distribution.

  • Andy’s pick is the Giants due to their lack of clear standout players in the wide receiver corps.

  • Jason’s pick is the Kansas City Chiefs, despite acknowledging that quarterback Patrick Mahomes is expected to throw for over 5,000 yards. The Chiefs have several decent players without one clear leader.

Decoding wide receiver depth charts 10:16

  • There is a discussion about how unpredictable wide receiver depth charts can be in fantasy football.

  • It is mentioned that the Giants have many options and it is uncertain who will be the target leader.

  • There is also confusion in the Baltimore Ravens‘ WR depth chart, with rookies like Rashod Bateman and Zay Flowers in the mix.

  • The team’s tight ends, including Travis Kelsey and Mark Andrews, also muddy the waters when it comes to target distribution.

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Attempting to predict wide receiver targets 10:44

  • The team discusses their own predictions for WR target leaders on various teams.

  • One member believes that Zay Flowers will lead the Baltimore Ravens in targets in his rookie season.

  • Another believes that Odell Beckham Jr. will be the team’s top target.

  • Finally, there is agreement that Rashod Bateman will also be a top target, but it’s unclear which of the three will have the most success.

Historical tight end targets 12:49

  • Members are discussing the number of tight end targets the Baltimore Ravens had last year, which was over 200.

  • They note that tight end targets may affect the number of targets receivers get.

  • One member points out that Isaiah Likely, likely the Ravens’ second tight end, could be a better target than Beckham.

Changes in personnel 13:40

  • The team discusses how changes in personnel and coaching staff can affect targets.

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  • They mention that while some changes may positively impact teams, others may not.

Correction on name pronunciation 14:56

  • Correction made on the pronunciation of Luke Schoonmaker‘s name.

  • Correct pronunciation is “Schoon” and not “Shoen.”

  • The correction is important for a joke previously made on the show.

Dalvin Cook trade rumors 16:22

  • Reports indicate that there is no clear-cut avenue for a trade involving Dalvin Cook at the moment.

  • Vikings moved Zidaria Smith to Cleveland, while beat reporters believe Dalvin Cook may be out the door.

  • Vikings want to put Cook in a situation he wants to be in, but they also want something back for him.

  • Cutting Cook is not financially beneficial for the Vikings.

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  • No conclusion to the Dalvin Cook saga just yet.

Foster Moreau expected to be ready for OTAs 17:42

  • Head coach Dennis Allen of the Saints stated that there is a full expectation for Foster Moreau to be ready for the start of OTAs.

  • Moreau recently signed a three-year deal.

  • There were reports of him having Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but they suggested it was one of the least invasive cases.

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  • His production last year was 420 yards receiving.

  • His return is a positive addition for the team, but it muddies the waters for other tight ends like Troutman.

Michael Thomas injury update 18:45

  • Michael Thomas had hardware removed from his injured foot about a week ago.

  • Reports of his injuries have been ongoing for three years.

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  • His ADP (average draft position) is likely to take a hit due to injury concerns.

  • However, the procedure to remove the hardware is not a major one.

Michael Thomas vs. Kadarius Tony 19:39

  • Michael Thomas had minor surgery, but there is concern because of his history of injuries and missed games

  • Kadarius Tony is a risky pick as well, but he has never been the primary player in an offense

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  • Michael Thomas has a track record of being a top-performing receiver in an offense

Evaluating Risks 20:55

  • Kadarius Tony is currently ranked higher than Michael Thomas in fantasy football rankings

  • However, Michael Thomas has potential to carry an offense, which Tony has never done before

  • Both players have high risk for injury, making their fantasy performance unpredictable

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Sean Payton on Javonte Williams 22:47

  • Sean Payton spoke about Javonte Williams, the current starter, saying he is doing extremely well

  • Payton expects Williams to be ready for the start of training camp

Javonte Williams Injury Update 23:41

  • Javante Williams is injured and might not play week one

  • He suffered an injury during the preseason games

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  • The coach is hopeful that Javante Williams will not have to go on pup (physically unable to perform)

  • This situation reminds of JK Dobbins who also promised to play week one after suffering an injury, but he did not play week one

Javante Williams Drafting Advice 24:10

  • Fantasy football player should draft Javante Williams outside the top 30 at running back

  • Fantasy football player should take a risk on Javante Williams pretty late

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  • Be cautious with Williams since he might not be ready week one or not at his full strength

Comment on Javonte Williams‘ Draft Stock 24:54

  • Javante Williams is still the lead running back for the Denver Broncos

  • Fantasy football player should be cautious when drafting Javante Williams

  • He has a low draft stock, as the speaker only grabbed him in one league

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Samaje Perine Update 25:23

  • Perine is viewed as a true workhorse back for the Broncos

  • The speaker thinks Samaje Perine will take many carries this season

Bryce Young and Andy Dalton 25:40

  • The Panthers will not say who will start week one

  • Andy Dalton will get first team reps at OTAs

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  • The speaker thinks Bryce Young will start week one instead of Andy Dalton

  • The Carolina Panthers traded up to number one overall,and not for Justin Fields

  • Dalton is bringing treats to practice, like Ted Lasso

  • Dalton’s treat of choice is scones, which is not the most appetizing option

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Scone time and Antonio Gibson value 27:34

  • Scones are brought in while the hosts discuss their sleeper, breakout, bust, and value picks for Fantasy Football 2023.

  • One of the hosts declares that he’s sure that Antonio Gibson deserves to be on the list, while the others express agreement.

  • One of the hosts is reluctant to add Gibson to the list, but another host argues that he should be in the value category.

  • The host who disagrees with adding Gibson to the list mentions that Gibson only averaged 13 touches per game in 2022.

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  • Another host counters that Gibson’s versatility and receiving capability in the offense make him a value pick.

  • They discuss Gibson’s skill set and his potential to be a pass-catcher in the absence of JD McKissick, who was heavily involved in the passing game before he got injured last year.

Return and Mailbag 31:11

  • The video resumes from a break with the hosts back and preparing to read mailbag questions.

  • Bruxy doesn’t have any news to share.

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Gibson’s Fantasy Value 31:21

  • The hosts discuss Antonio Gibson‘s fantasy value and how the depth chart and the new offensive coordinator could increase his relevance.

  • They mention that Jason likes Gibson and that Mike questioned which way Jason was going to go with him.

Live Show Ticket Sales 31:57

  • The hosts remind viewers/listeners about the upcoming live show and encourage them to buy tickets at ballerslive.com.

  • They discuss the limited seating and the fact that it is assigned seating.

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Mailbag 32:50

  • The show moves on to the mailbag segment and provides instructions for submitting questions.

  • Philbo Baggins submitted a question asking if the “zero RBI” strategy is becoming more viable this year.

Zero RBI Strategy’s Viability 33:21

  • The hosts discuss the “zero RBI” strategy and how it’s becoming more common this year.

  • They explain that the strategy works best when people are zagging, and that right now many people are drafting wide receivers early instead of running backs.

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  • They discuss how historically the best “zero RBI” players were obtained in the end of the 1st round or beginning of the 2nd rounds.

Fantasy football trends in running backs and wide receivers 35:07

  • In past years, running backs were drafted heavily and performed poorly.

  • However, last year, wide receivers were prioritized and running backs had a successful season.

  • This year, the market will determine the success of running backs and wide receivers.

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  • Running backs in the third or fourth round may be viable starting options due to the dead zone of running backs.

  • The success of zero running back strategy depends on the draft slot and collecting top 20 wide receivers.

  • It may be difficult to collect top wide receivers and some people may turn to running backs due to previous injuries.

  • First rounds may look different as a result.

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Darren Waller as top target for the Giants passing game 36:57

  • Darren Waller is projected to have 98 targets on the season, making him the target leader.

  • Other industry projections suggest Sterling Shepherd may be the Giants’ top target at wide receiver despite injuries.

  • The wide receiver room for the Giants is uncertain, with many potential candidates for top target.

  • All three teams with an uncertain wide receiver room have the target leader at tight end: the Chiefs, Ravens and Raiders.

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Voicemail on positive experiences with joining a Foot Clan dynasty league 38:56

  • A caller named Doc from Atlanta joined a Foot Clan dynasty league with strangers and found it to be a positive experience.

Fantasy Football Foot Clan Leagues 39:39

  • The Foot Clan Leagues are a community that Fantasy Footballers have created for people to find quality players.

  • To become a part of the Foot Clan Leagues, one must join their Discord community. The link for the Discord community is discord.gg/fantasy-footballers.

  • All Foot Clan League stuff is up on the Discord, making it easy to find quality players.

  • Having active and enthusiastic people engaging with their teams is key to making the league an exciting experience.

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Making of the Video 40:53

  • The hosts talk about how long it takes to film each episode.

  • The end time stamp of each episode shows how long it took to film.

  • The filming, capture, and post-production are three different phases.

  • They do not edit anything, and they can’t even trim the beginning and the end.

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  • Brooks cannot even figure out how to clip anything.

  • They just sit down, hit the record button, and wait for Brooks to put it up, making it perfect every time.

Cooper Kupp After Injury 42:00

  • The hosts discuss how they expect Cooper Kupp to perform after his injury.

  • They are confident he will still be one of the best wide receivers this season.

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  • One host has Kupp listed as his number one wide receiver, and the other host has him listed as number two.

  • He is near the top of the list for their underdog exposure rate.

Cooper Kupp‘s Potential 43:07

  • Cooper Kupp is a great pick in the draft.

  • Kupp has eight games played with full stats, averaging 11.5 targets, 9 receptions, over a hundred yards and a TD per game.

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  • He’ll be returning to the team next season and is already expected to be fully recovered from his injury.

  • The absence of Jalen Ramsey could bring better opportunities for Kupp.

B-gen Robinson’s Ranking for Redraft 44:37

  • B-gen Robinson could be considered a first-round pick or at least in the edge of it.

  • He ranked 7th for running backs in Jason’s rankings.

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  • Taking Robinson at the 102 slot is reasonable in a redraft.

  • The advice is that you don’t have to be locked into the ADP and go for what you believe will make a great team.

Rookie Running Backs in the Last Decade 46:30

  • Age 21 rookie running backs with top 15 draft picks over the last decade have succeeded greatly as running backs.

  • Sequon, Zeke, Gurley, and CMC were all RB1s in their rookie season.

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Bijan Robinson‘s Opportunity and Ceiling 47:07

  • Bijan is expected to receive a lot of passes during the football games.

  • The analysts believe Bijan has high security to compete as a running back.

    • Even with injuries, he is expected to perform well.
  • His ceiling, or potential, is high and unknown because of his strong capabilities.

  • The only uncertainty in the analysts’ minds is related to the quarterback’s potential performance.

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Uncertainties of Quarterback Performance 47:20

  • The only uncertainty the team has regarding B-gen’s performance has nothing to do with him.

  • They question whether the quarterback will have bad games that cause problems for B-gen.

  • Bijan will do well as a running back, but they are unsure about the quarterback’s capability.

Wide Receivers with High Upside 47:59

  • A viewer has a question regarding the higher ceiling in dynasty leagues: Jerry Jeudy or Michael Pittman?

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  • Both analysts agree on Jerry Jeudy having a higher upside because of his age and contract length.

  • Jeudy had a good market share last year, and the team believes he will perform well in the future.

Megalashow 48:51

  • The analysts remind the audience of their upcoming live show in Los Angeles, California.

  • This will be their only live show of the year, on August 26th, 2023, at the Palace Theater.

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