The Late-Round Podcast

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An analytically-driven football show that digs deep into specific NFL and fantasy football-related topics. It's powered by The numberFire Podcast Network.

Episode Date
138: Mailbag 6/15/18
00:18:40
How does Duke Johnson's recent contract extension impact Nick Chubb? Should Le'Veon Bell just move to wide receiver? Are fantasy football owners overrating Rashaad Penny? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Jun 15, 2018
137: Spotting a Breakout Wide Receiver
00:14:07
Last week, JJ looked at ways to spot a late-round breakout running back in your fantasy football drafts. Using a similar process, he does the same for wide receivers on Episode 137 of The Late-Round Podcast.
Jun 12, 2018
136: Mailbag 6/8/18
00:14:13
Is Josh Gordon undervalued in early fantasy football drafts? What about Robert Woods? What defines a handcuff? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Jun 08, 2018
135: Spotting a Breakout Running Back
00:17:44
Is there a method to help spot late-round breakout running backs in fantasy football? According to a study done recently by Late-Round Podcast host JJ Zachariason, there might be. And he talks through it on Episode 135 of the show.
Jun 05, 2018
134: Mailbag 6/1/18
00:15:48
After ranting about Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, JJ looks at the value of average draft position, whether this year's rookie running backs are overrated, and lots more.
Jun 01, 2018
133: Positive Regression Candidates
00:16:06
Sometimes players underperform in fantasy football because they were unlucky. Sometimes it's because their teams do things that aren't sustainable. Then, the following season, things get sorted out. And, in a lot of cases, those players -- those positive regression candidates -- become values in fantasy drafts. Who are some of this year's positive regression candidates? JJ explains in Episode 133.
May 29, 2018
132: Mailbag 5/25/18
00:16:58
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ further examines the notion of "reaching" in fantasy football drafts, talks through an underrated reason selecting quarterbacks early is wrong, shares some of his favorite late-round rookie running backs, and he even talks about -- wait for it -- kickers!
May 25, 2018
131: Negative Regression Candidates
00:14:28
Regression is a very real thing in sports. On Episode 131 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ looks at some of the big performances from the 2017 season that will more than likely fall back to reality. Some of this regression is being reflected in early fantasy football average draft position data, but some isn't. And that's when you can really exploit the market and maximize value in fantasy football.
May 22, 2018
130: Mailbag 5/17/18
00:17:38
Are we looking at Saquon Barkley's value incorrectly? Should teams be trading back in rookie drafts this season? Can Julio Jones match DeAndre Hopkins' output in 2018? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
May 17, 2018
129: Insights From Building Projections
00:14:56
After building fantasy football projections for the 2018 season, JJ looks at some low-key insights he discovered through the process. Some topics include A.J. Green's potential to rebound, the Saints pass-to-run tendencies, and a few late-round wide receivers who should have a high floor production-wise.
May 15, 2018
128: Mailbag 5/11/18
00:13:55
On this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode, JJ looks at Alvin Kamara's outlook given Mark Ingram's injury, analyzes the Indianapolis Colts' backfield, and wonders if there's a Kareem Hunt in this year's draft class. He goes over much more, of course, too.
May 11, 2018
127: Stop Overreacting to Last Season's Results
00:14:42
When looking at the upcoming fantasy football season, owners tend to overreact to things that happened during the previous season. Episode 127 of The Late-Round Podcast explains why that's a bad idea through the use of recent running back and wide receiver data. The truth is, 2017 was somewhat of an outlier.
May 08, 2018
126: Mailbag 5/4/18
00:16:53
Is Mike Evans going to be overdrafted in fantasy football this year? How should we utilize draft capital when projecting rookies? Which Green Bay rookie wide receiver should fantasy owners be targeting in rookie drafts? Those questions -- and many more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
May 04, 2018
125: Utilizing Front Office Decision Making
00:21:09
The NFL Draft is an event where teams show their hand. You're able to see what franchises are attempting to do with their team building, and that can help tremendously when projecting player performance for fantasy football. On Episode 125 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ examines some NFL Draft takeaways through reading between the lines.
May 01, 2018
124: Positional Value Is Not a Crock
00:13:13
During the first round of this year's NFL Draft, the Giants​ selected Saquon Barkley with the second overall selection. The team's general manager, Dave Gettleman, later said that the notion of positional value is a "crock." On Episode 124 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ explains why that's completely untrue, and he shows how we even see positional value at play in our fantasy football leagues.
Apr 27, 2018
123: An Underwhelming Wide Receiver Class
00:18:40
Rotoworld's Evan Silva joins the show to talk about this year's wide receiver class. In the episode, JJ and Evan look at the top players in the class, talk through the value of a slot receiver, examine how teams will handle the position in the first round, and much more.
Apr 24, 2018
122: Mailbag 4/19/18
00:15:20
What's the optimal way to select a keeper in fantasy football? Is Doug Baldwin going to have a monster 2018 season? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Apr 19, 2018
121: Evaluating This Year's Running Back Draft Class
00:34:27
There's a lot of hype surrounding this year's running back draft class, but how good is it? Is it better than last year's? On Episode 121 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ sits down with Eliot Crist to talk about the evaluation of this year's class, what's important at the position in today's NFL, and so much more.
Apr 17, 2018
120: Mailbag 4/13/18
00:14:02
Is Josh Allen an obvious bust? Will Spencer Ware dig into Kareem Hunt's workload next year? Why do fantasy football analysts seem to rank players in an upcoming season based on previous season results? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Apr 13, 2018
119: Statistically Superior Quarterbacks in This Year's Draft
00:25:04
In preparation for the NFL Draft, JJ brings on numberFire analyst Jim Sannes to talk about this year's quarterback class. Find out which passers are statistically superior, and which quarterbacks are entering the league with red flags.
Apr 10, 2018
118: Mailbag 4/6/18
00:20:57
With Brandin Cooks in Los Angeles, how should fantasy owners value him in redraft and dynasty formats? Are analysts misusing the term "regression" in the fantasy football space? Should you trade Le'Veon Bell for Saquon Barkley in your dynasty league? All of those questions -- and a ton more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Apr 06, 2018
117: Buy Candidates
00:15:57
Last week, JJ examined a handful of players you should be selling in your dynasty leagues. On Episode 117 of The Late-Round Podcast, he looks at the other side of the spectrum, giving recommendations on players you should be looking to buy.
Apr 03, 2018
116: Mailbag 3/30/18
00:14:36
On this week's mailbag episode of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ explains his draft strategy in a league with eight flex spots, talks about why the "contract year" narrative is garbage, and much, much more.
Mar 30, 2018
115: Sell Candidates
00:17:23
If you play in a dynasty fantasy football league, you know the season never ends. On this episode of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ examines a handful of players you should be looking to sell in order to gain a maximum return on your investment.​
Mar 27, 2018
114: Mailbag 3/23/18
00:17:17
On this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag, JJ examines the worth of a quarterback in dynasty formats, looks at whether or not the Browns should take two quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL Draft, and much, much more.
Mar 23, 2018
113: The Value of Rookie Picks
00:16:29
Dynasty fantasy football owners use rookie picks as a form of currency in their league, but exactly how valuable are they? On this episode of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ examines that question through the use of historical data.
Mar 20, 2018
112: Free Agency's Impact on Fantasy Football
00:27:58
With a crazy week of movement around the NFL, how has the fantasy football landscape changed? How should we value the players who switched teams, like Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson? JJ examines the impact on this episode of The Late-Round Podcast.
Mar 14, 2018
111: Diving Into Dynasty Leagues
00:21:49
On Episode 111 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ is joined by Ryan McDowell of DynastyLeagueFootball.com and the Dynasty Command Center to talk about all things dynasty fantasy football. The two start things off by explaining the basics to newcomers, and then they dig a little deeper into strategy and rookie pick valuation.
Mar 13, 2018
110: Mailbag 3/9/18
00:15:45
Should we be worried about Saquon Barkley's potential if he gets drafted by Cleveland? How should we be valuing Kenyan Drake and Sammy Watkins moving forward? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's mailbag show.
Mar 09, 2018
109: NFL Combine Winners and Losers
00:15:39
The NFL Combine is done, but did anything change? On this episode of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ looks at running backs and wide receivers who saw their draft stock rise and fall after a week in Indianapolis.
Mar 06, 2018
108: Mailbag 3/2/18
00:17:01
On this week's mailbag show, JJ examines the importance of the NFL Combine, explains where Saquon Barkley should be drafted, talks through some dynasty strategy, and more.
Mar 02, 2018
107: Running Back Prospects Who Produced Like Studs
00:17:05
As we get ready for the NFL Combine, which running backs should we be watching for fantasy football purposes? On this episode of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ looks at this year's class and notes which players produced like NFL studs during their final college season.
Feb 27, 2018
106: Mailbag 2/23/18
00:15:51
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ looks at a handful of fantasy football questions that are dynasty slanted, and he also answers whether or not the Steelers​​ should be looking to sign Le'Veon Bell​ to a big contract.
Feb 23, 2018
105: Wide Receiver Prospects Who Produced Like Studs
00:17:45
The NFL Combine is quickly approaching, which means fantasy football owners need to get acclimated to this year's prospects. On Episode 105 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ analyzes this year's class of wide receivers, noting which ones produced like studs at the college level.
Feb 20, 2018
104: Mailbag 2/16/18
00:15:52
On this week's mailbag episode, JJ quickly talks through dynasty startup auction strategy, looks at the most impactful defensive positions based on expected points, analyzes a keeper decision, and much more.
Feb 16, 2018
103: A Running Back's True Value
00:14:44
What's the real value of an NFL running back? With the use of numberFire's Net Expected Points metric, host JJ Zachariason explains why many are still overrating the position in the NFL.
Feb 13, 2018
102: Mailbag 2/7/18
00:14:22
Should fantasy football owners be prioritizing streaming options off the waiver wire each week over running backs and wide receivers? How should owners factor in opportunity cost when making keeper selections? Should the Eagles​ trade Nick Foles​? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Feb 07, 2018
101: How Analytics Won the Super Bowl
00:13:12
Doug Pederson is being called the gutsiest play-caller in Super Bowl history, but so many of his decisions came down to smart mathematical thinking. Host JJ Zachariason explains why this year's Super Bowl was a huge win for analytics.
Feb 05, 2018
100: Mailbag 2/2/18
00:16:55
On this 100th episode of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ analyzes (rants about?) the Alex Smith​ trade that went down this week, talks through his approach to a rookie auction draft, and much more.
Feb 02, 2018
99: Analyzing 2017's Biggest Hits
00:17:57
A couple of weeks ago, host JJ Zachariason analyzed his biggest misses of the 2017 fantasy football season, hoping to find some answers surrounding why he missed and the process that led to the mistakes. On Episode 99, he looks at the other side of the equation, showing how he was able to nail some draft selections and in-season moves this year.
Jan 30, 2018
98: Mailbag 1/26/18
00:10:39
This week's mailbag episode features questions surrounding the Green Bay Packers backfield, selecting keepers, making your fantasy football leagues more enjoyable, and more.
Jan 26, 2018
97: Mailbag 1/19/18
00:15:37
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at coaching mistakes made in the divisional round, breakout candidates for the 2018 fantasy football season, and much more.
Jan 19, 2018
96: It's Still a Passing League
00:14:42
With Nick Foles, Case Keenum, and Blake Bortles headlining conference championship week in the NFL, there's a lot of talk about the importance of passing in today's game. Have things changed? On Episode 96 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason looks at whether or not the NFL is still a pass-first league.
Jan 15, 2018
95: Mailbag 1/12/18
00:13:25
How do coaching changes impact fantasy football? How can we use numberFire's efficiency metrics for running backs to help us next year in fantasy football? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Jan 12, 2018
94: Analyzing 2017's Biggest Misses
00:14:28
It's impossible to nail every pick during a fantasy football season, but instead of just ignoring what went wrong, it's good to take a look back and see why things didn't go the way you originally thought. On this episode of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason digs into a handful of players he missed on this year, and looks at whether or not the mistakes could've been avoided through better process.
Jan 09, 2018
93: Mailbag 1/5/18
00:13:27
The fantasy football season is over, but that doesn't mean fantasy football talk has to end. On this week's mailbag episode, JJ looks at whether or not owners should go with a zero wide receiver approach in 2018 due to the increase in viable running backs, analyzes some interesting league structures, and much more.
Jan 05, 2018
92: Prepping for the Playoffs
00:15:18
The fantasy football season may be over, but there are still a lot of contests to play during the NFL playoffs. On Episode 92, host JJ Zachariason looks at teams you may want to target and avoid depending on your fantasy football playoff format, digging into numberFire's unique metrics.​
Jan 02, 2018
91: Mailbag 12/22/17
00:15:29
Are narratives something fantasy football owners should worry about? What are some things we've learned through the 2017 fantasy football season? Who's a strong late-round quarterback candidate for 2018? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Dec 22, 2017
90: Week 16 Start or Sit
00:16:38
It's championship week, which means making sound start-sit choices has never been more important. Should you be playing Joe Flacco if you're in desperate need of quarterback help? Is Robert Woods a safe option? What about Jamaal Williams​? Those players -- and many, many more -- are analyzed on this week's start-sit episode.
Dec 21, 2017
89: 15 Transactions for Week 16
00:13:19
It's championship week across fantasy football leagues, which means it's the last 15 Transactions podcast of the year. On this week's episode, host JJ Zachariason shifts the focus to looking strictly at players you should be adding and dropping.
Dec 19, 2017
88: Mailbag 12/15/17
00:15:52
Can a lack of diversification in draft strategy and player selection across multiple fantasy football teams really get you into trouble? Should you switch your starting quarterback if your opponent has his top wide receiver? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Dec 15, 2017
87: Week 15 Start or Sit
00:17:29
With your season on the line, which players should you be starting and sitting this week in fantasy football? Host JJ Zachariason digs in as he looks at Jimmy Garoppolo, Alex Smith, Latavius Murray, and T.Y. Hilton, just to name a few.
Dec 14, 2017
86: 15 Transactions for Week 15
00:14:31
On this week's 15 Transactions episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at a quarterback replacement for Carson Wentz​ owners, some defenses to target off the waiver wire for both Weeks 15 and 16, and lots more.
Dec 12, 2017
85: Mailbag 12/8/17
00:14:35
With the fantasy football playoffs starting this week for a lot of leagues, should you be altering your approach at all? That question -- and many more -- is analyzed on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Dec 08, 2017
84: Week 14 Start or Sit
00:19:14
What should fantasy football owners do with Russell Wilson​ this week? What about Cam Newton​? Those two players -- and tons more -- are analyzed in this week's Late-Round Podcast start-sit episode.
Dec 07, 2017
83: 15 Transactions for Week 14
00:17:29
On this week's 15 Transactions episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at some quarterback streamers you can look to for a playoff victory, wonders why the Titans​ aren't using Derrick Henry​ more, analyzes Josh Gordon's situation in Cleveland​, and much more.
Dec 05, 2017
82: Mailbag 12/1/17
00:16:50
Is game script more important than matchups when determining who to start and sit in fantasy football? Are fantasy owners cheating when they decide to lose a game on purpose in order to face weaker competition in the playoffs? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Dec 01, 2017
81: Week 13 Start or Sit
00:19:28
It's the final week of the regular season for most fantasy football leagues, so your start-sit choices are more important than ever. On this week's start-sit show, host JJ Zachariason digs into some deeper quarterback plays who may hit, analyzes a couple of big-name running backs you may want to sit, and much more.
Nov 30, 2017
80: 15 Transactions for Week 13
00:15:45
The fantasy football playoffs are almost here, so it's time to get your lineups looking right for the final stretch. This week's 15 transactions should help, as it features a couple of quarterbacks who could be useful through the rest of the season, some running backs you can snag off the waiver wire, a strong streaming defense, and more.
Nov 28, 2017
79: Week 12 Start or Sit
00:15:33
After a couple of rough outings, can fantasy football owners trust Dak Prescott this week? Can you start Doug Martin, even in a good matchup? Is Andy Dalton​ ready for a big outing? Those questions -- and more -- are analyzed on this week's start-sit episode.
Nov 22, 2017
78: 15 Transactions for Week 12
00:20:50
What should fantasy football owners be doing with Kareem Hunt and Dak Prescott? Can Case Keenum keep up his pace? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's 15 Transactions episode.
Nov 21, 2017
77: Mailbag 11/17/17
00:20:17
​How can you, as a fantasy football league commissioner, get owners to make better trade deadline deals in keeper leagues? Who's better from here on out in fantasy: Kareem Hunt​ or Melvin Gordon​? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are analyzed on this week's mailbag episode.
Nov 17, 2017
76: Week 11 Start or Sit
00:19:35
On Episode 76 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason looks at some borderline quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends that you should be starting and sitting in fantasy football in Week 11.
Nov 16, 2017
75: 15 Transactions for Week 11
00:18:36
The fantasy football playoffs are fast approaching, which means owners are at a point where they need to make some important roster decisions. This week's 15 Transactions episode covers some of those choices, looking at players like Drew Brees​, Robert Woods​, Rex Burkhead​, and more.
Nov 14, 2017
74: Mailbag 11/10/17
00:19:07
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at which defenses to target for a playoff run, explains why Marcus Mariota will rebound, and much more.
Nov 10, 2017
73: Week 10 Start or Sit
00:19:00
Is Jared Goff about to have another top week at the quarterback position? Can you actually trust Orleans Darkwa in Week 10? Is T.Y. Hilton a reliable play? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are analyzed on this week's start-sit show.
Nov 09, 2017
72: 15 Transactions for Week 10
00:22:38
What should fantasy football owners be doing about Kareem Hunt's slump? How about Devonta Freeman? Those questions -- and many more -- are answered on this week's 15 Transactions episode.
Nov 07, 2017
71: Mailbag 11/3/17
00:18:42
Fantasy football owners are, for whatever reason, disappointed in Kareem Hunt​'s output over the last three weeks. But why? That -- and a ton of other topics -- are analyzed in this week's mailbag episode.
Nov 03, 2017
70: Week 9 Start or Sit
00:19:22
Can you trust Pierre Garcon this week against Arizona? Is Will Fuller going to keep up his pace? Can Matt Ryan turn things around? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's start-sit episode.
Nov 02, 2017
69: 15 Transactions for Week 9
00:20:48
With the fantasy football playoffs fast approaching and the NFL's trade deadline here, who should you be buying and selling to get your fantasy teams ready for a championship run?
Oct 31, 2017
68: Mailbag 10/27/17
00:20:02
In this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at a couple of regression-related topics, explains why team needs shouldn't mean everything in a trade, discusses why you can drop a kicker -- any kicker -- during his bye week, and much more.
Oct 27, 2017
67: Week 8 Start or Sit
00:20:14
Can you afford to bench Alex Smith​ in Week 8? Is Andy Dalton​ a better play? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered in this week's start-sit episode.​
Oct 26, 2017
66: 15 Transactions for Week 8
00:22:32
Amari Cooper finally had a big game in 2017, but does that mean fantasy football owners should be looking to sell him? On this episode of the Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason looks into that situation and many, many more across fantasy football.
Oct 24, 2017
65: Mailbag 10/20/17
00:20:47
Should we believe that NFL players are sometimes "due" for big performances? How should you handle the Baltimore and Green Bay backfields in fantasy football? Are IR spots a good thing for your fantasy league? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Oct 20, 2017
64: Week 7 Start or Sit
00:21:24
Is Matt Ryan​ going to turn things around this week against New England? Can we no longer trust Mike Gillislee​? What about Doug Baldwin​? Those players -- and many more -- are discussed in this week's start-sit episode.
Oct 19, 2017
63: 15 Transactions for Week 7
00:24:38
Is Adrian Peterson​ going to be a high-end fantasy asset with Arizona from here on out? Is it time to sell Mark Ingram​, or should you be buying his Week 6 performance? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's 15 Transactions show.
Oct 17, 2017
62: Mailbag 10/13/17
00:20:53
How should fantasy football owners be treating the Green Bay and New Orleans backfields? Is there a strategy to picking the right kicker each week? Those quesitons -- and plenty more -- are analyzed on this week's mailbag episode.
Oct 13, 2017
61: Week 6 Start or Sit
00:22:34
Without Adrian Peterson​ in the picture, is Mark Ingram​ a must start in Week 6? How should fantasy owners be viewing Kirk Cousins​ this week? This week's start-sit show analyzes those situations and many, many more.​
Oct 12, 2017
60: 15 Transactions for Week 6
00:22:54
Amari Cooper has been a huge disappointment this year, but is now the time to buy him in fantasy football? Cooper's situation is just one of the many analyzed on this week's 15 Transactions episode.
Oct 10, 2017
59: Mailbag 10/6/17
00:19:31
Melvin Gordon's underperformed to start the season, but is he still a sell candidate in fantasy football? Are there any top-tier wide receivers you should be targeting in trades? That -- and much more -- is answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Oct 06, 2017
58: Week 5 Start or Sit
00:24:21
Injuries hit the fantasy football world hard in Week 4, and with bye weeks here, owners are scrambling this week to find strong, under-the-radar plays. This week's start-sit show should help with that, as host JJ Zachariason looks across all positions and gives his favorite non-stud options.
Oct 05, 2017
57: 15 Transactions for Week 5
00:25:11
​After a strong couple of games, how should you handle Deshaun Watson​ in fantasy football? Is Latavius Murray​ the clear-cut Dalvin Cook​ replacement? Which wide receivers are good "buy low" candidates? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's 15 Transactions episode.
Oct 03, 2017
56: Mailbag 9/29/17
00:19:01
This week's mailbag episode features a discussion around regression analysis in fantasy football, ways to manage your team's bench more efficiently, whether or not Chris Carson​ is a sell candidate, and much more.
Sep 29, 2017
55: Week 4 Start or Sit
00:20:39
Week 4 features a handful of usable streaming quarterbacks, some running backs who are starting to see bigger workloads in strong spots, and plenty of tight ends in good matchups that you can find on your waiver wire. Who are they? Find out on this week's Late-Round Podcast start-sit episode.
Sep 28, 2017
54: 15 Transactions for Week 4
00:21:52
What should fantasy football owners be doing with Cam Newton? How about Chris Thompson? This week's 15 Transactions show covers those two players, plus many more.
Sep 26, 2017
53: Mailbag 9/22/17
00:18:21
In fantasy football, trading is a huge way to get an edge over your competition. But fantasy owners often approach negotiations in a backwards way. On this week's The Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks into how to create a successful trade, as well as other relevant fantasy football topics.
Sep 22, 2017
52: Week 3 Start or Sit
00:24:27
Struggling in your fantasy football league after an 0-2 start? Have no fear. This week's start-sit show is here to help, as host JJ Zachariason looks at fringe players you should be starting and sitting in your Week 3 lineups.
Sep 21, 2017
51: 15 Transactions for Week 3
00:25:14
Should Le'Veon Bell owners be worried moving forward? Is Buck Allen going to be a fantasy football starter from here on out? How should you handle the Washington backfield? That -- and much more -- is analyzed in this week's 15 Transactions show.
Sep 19, 2017
50: Mailbag 9/15/17
00:17:11
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at what you should do with Ameer Abdullah, when you should drop fliers that you drafted in August, and why you shouldn't be envious of teams with top-tier quarterbacks.
Sep 15, 2017
49: Week 2 Start or Sit
00:22:56
49: Week 2 Start or Sit by numberFire
Sep 14, 2017
48: 15 Transactions for Week 2
00:21:30
After a crazy Week 1, there should be lots of action on your waiver wire. Which players should you be buying, selling, adding, and dropping in fantasy football? Episode 48 of The Late-Round Podcast digs in.
Sep 12, 2017
47: Mailbag 9/8/17
00:18:25
​Could the postponed game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers​ and Miami Dolphins​ actually have a fantasy football impact that no one is really talking about? Why is trading the same position for the same position in a fantasy league a losing idea? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's mailbag episode.
Sep 08, 2017
46: Week 1 Start or Sit
00:20:03
In the first start-sit show of the season, host JJ Zachariason looks at a handful of fringe players to help you make optimal lineup decisions in Week 1.
Sep 07, 2017
45: 15 Transactions for Week 1
00:22:25
Week 1 is officially here, which means the weekly 15 Transactions episode is starting up. In this week's version, host JJ Zachariason looks at Jordan Howard's iffy situation​, Jamaal Charles' ownership​, a couple of low-owned tight ends, and more.
Sep 05, 2017
44: Mailbag 9/1/17
00:18:03
With Julian Edelman sidelined for the season, should we buy into the Chris Hogan hype? Are Washington's offensive preseason woes worrisome? Those questions -- and plenty more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Sep 01, 2017
Regular Season Programming Notes
00:01:59
What should you expect to hear on The Late-Round Podcast during the regular season? Host JJ Zachariason explains.
Aug 30, 2017
43: Bold Predictions
00:16:38
At this time next week, The Late-Round Podcast will be a place to get lineup recommendations and help for Week 1. This week, host JJ Zachariason gives out 10 bold predictions surrounding the 2017 fantasy football season.
Aug 29, 2017
42: Mailbag 8/25/17
00:20:11
This week on the mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason digs into the difference between handcuffs and late-round running back fliers, analyzes a league that seems to really favor quarterbacks, talks about Jared Goff and the Rams' offense, and much more.
Aug 25, 2017
41: Overvalued Players
00:15:30
During a fantasy football draft, you could make the argument that any player is a value at some point. But since we have average draft position data and we usually know where players will be selected, we can make generalizations surrounding players to target and players to avoid. On Episode 41 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason looks at the latter as he walks through 10 players who are overvalued in fantasy football drafts this season.
Aug 22, 2017
40: Mailbag 8/18/17
00:17:53
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at how to target late-round running backs to capture upside, analyzes whether or not streaming quarterbacks is viable in dynasty leagues, and much more.
Aug 18, 2017
39: Risers and Fallers
00:16:46
With so much happening around the NFL over the last week, why not review which players should be rising and falling most on fantasy football draft boards? On Episode 39 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason does just that, analyzing the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, Sammy Watkins and his new home, and much more.
Aug 15, 2017
38: Mailbag 8/11/17
00:26:08
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at whether or not you should simply avoid running backs on bad teams, ranks the running backs who fall off draft boards in the second round, explains how to approach drafts with positional restrictions, and much more.
Aug 11, 2017
37: Auction Draft Strategy
00:12:32
Snake drafts have dominated the fantasy football landscape for years, but auction drafts are becoming more and more popular each season. And with that popularity comes a higher demand for tips to crush the draft. On Episode 37 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason shares a handful of these tips -- six of them -- to help you gain an edge against your competition in an auction draft.
Aug 08, 2017
36: Mailbag 8/4/17
00:19:32
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at what would happen to the New York Giants offense if Sterling Shepard misses time, whether or not Carlos Hyde is a bargain, if Mike Evans could finish as this year's top fantasy football wide receiver, and more.
Aug 04, 2017
35: Sifting Through the News With Adam Schefter
00:32:25
Volume drives everything in fantasy football. And to accurately project that volume, sometimes fantasy owners have to rely on how teams feel about a player and not the actual talent of said player. Fantasy owners have to rely on news. In Episode 35 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason is joined by ESPN's Adam Schefter to talk about the issues of coachspeak and how to cut through the noise, the pending Ezekiel Elliott​ suspension, this year's rookie running back class, and much more.
Aug 02, 2017
34: Mailbag 7/28/17
00:25:53
Which high-upside wide receivers and running backs should you target late in best ball drafts? How high is too high when drafting Terrelle Pryor? How should you approach the quarterback position in two-quarterback leagues? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Jul 28, 2017
33: Undervalued Players
00:18:15
August is almost here, which means your fantasy football drafts are about to happen. To get you off on the right foot, host JJ Zachariason ranks the 10 most undervalued players currently being selected in fantasy football drafts.
Jul 25, 2017
32: Mailbag 7/21/17
00:23:26
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason explains how he uses offensive coordinator data, rants about Le'Veon Bell's real football value, talks through the fantasy football draft decision of LeSean McCoy, Melvin Gordon, and Devonta Freeman, and much more.
Jul 21, 2017
31: Meaningful Data
00:40:49
Plenty of football fans and analysts are anti-data, but some of them bash numbers simply because there are just too many metrics being created around the sport. And that's not false, especially in fantasy football. In Episode 31 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason is joined by Rotoworld.com's Rich Hribar to dissect this a bit, as they dig into which metrics matter most in pretend pigskin.
Jul 18, 2017
30: Mailbag 7/14/17
00:22:50
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason walks through the process of selecting a keeper while answering specific keeper questions. He also looks at who to select between Alshon Jeffery, Sammy Watkins, and Demaryius Thomas, how to handle the quarterback position in superflex leagues, and much more.
Jul 14, 2017
29: Predictability and Positional Tiers
00:14:31
​Each week during football season, fantasy owners are hitting up analysts with loads and loads of start-or-sit questions. Instead of wondering who to simply start or sit, though, these owners should be just as curious to know which players will have more predictable output. In Episode 29 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason digs into the idea of predictability in fantasy football and how you can utilize it to your advantage in 2017.
Jul 10, 2017
28: Mailbag 7/7/17
00:23:05
Is Jordan Howard bound to be overdrafted this year? Is Paul Perkins a screaming fantasy football value? Those questions -- and much more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Jul 07, 2017
27: Mailbag 6/29/17
00:22:50
Should you diversify your fantasy football draft selections if you play in multiple leagues? Which late-round running backs could break through this year? Is Doug Baldwin​ the only worthwhile Seattle Seahawks​' wideout to trust this season? Those questions -- and more -- are answered in this week's mailbag episode.
Jun 29, 2017
26: Drafting to Your League Settings
00:11:11
The phrase "tailor your draft strategy to your league settings" gets thrown around a lot by fantasy football analysts but, oftentimes, drafters are unsure how to exactly do that. On Episode 26 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason digs into the idea to help you better prepare for a draft where league settings may be a little funky.
Jun 27, 2017
25: Mailbag 6/22/17
00:25:17
On this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason looks at whether or not fantasy owners should draft Tevin Coleman with Devonta Freeman, talks about some late-round quarterback targets, digs into Eric Decker's new situation, and analyzes much more.
Jun 22, 2017
24: Best Ball League Strategy
00:35:46
Best ball leagues have become increasingly popular thanks to MyFantasyLeague.com's MFL10 product. On Episode 24 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason sits down with MFL10 strategist Mike Beers to talk through optimal roster construction, overall strategy, players to target, and more.
Jun 20, 2017
23: Mailbag 6/16/17
00:19:07
This week's mailbag episode looks at Jeremy Maclin as a Raven, Coby Fleener's potential as a late-round tight end, Kenny Golladay​'s rookie year impact, and more.
Jun 16, 2017
22: The Flaws of VORP
00:11:35
Drafting with a value over replacement player (VORP) approach is common among fantasy football owners. The Late-Round Podcast host, JJ Zachariason, doesn't love the tactic, though. In Episode 22 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ talks through the four big flaws of value over replacement player drafting, explaining why it can put drafters in a bind.
Jun 13, 2017
21: Mailbag 6/9/17
00:24:03
In this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason dives into fantasy football keeper league strategy, analyzes Jameis Winston's potential in 2017, and much more.
Jun 09, 2017
20: Stop Handcuffing Running Backs
00:15:49
Fantasy football owners have been handcuffing their elite running backs since the Clinton administration. But how often do handcuffs pan out? Is it really a worthwhile strategy? In Episode 20 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason answers those questions.
Jun 06, 2017
19: Mailbag 6/2/17
00:22:41
Who should you prioritize between Doug Baldwin, Dez Bryant, and Amari Cooper in a fantasy football draft? How can you spot late-round superstars? Is this rookie running back class overrated? Those questions -- and more -- are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
Jun 02, 2017
18: Zero RB
00:23:09
Over the last couple of fantasy football seasons, the Zero RB strategy has taken leagues by storm. It's often met with a lot of opposition, but the draft tactic is built to embrace variance and human error. In Episode 18 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason sits down with the Zero RB creator, Shawn Siegele, to talk through why the strategy can work, how to implement it, and which running backs are strong candidates to draft while using the approach in 2017.
May 30, 2017
17: Mailbag 5/26/17
00:18:34
In this week's mailbag episode, host JJ Zachariason talks about whether he'd pick Spencer Ware​ or Carlos Hyde​ in a fantasy football draft, a little keeper league strategy, auction drafts, and more.
May 26, 2017
16: Supply and Demand in Fantasy Football
00:16:07
In Episode 16 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason looks at a typically overlooked aspect of fantasy football: supply and demand. How can you use the basic economic notion to better your draft strategy in unconventional league formats?
May 23, 2017
15: Mailbag 5/19/17
00:29:22
Should your fantasy football draft strategy change in leagues where quarterbacks get six points per touchdown pass instead of four? Why are people currently drafting Eddie Lacy so high? Those questions, and many more, are answered on this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
May 19, 2017
14: Net Expected Points
00:20:32
​We've got lots of great metrics that we use at numberFire, and one that's really stood out for our football readers is our Net Expected Points metric, or NEP for short. In Episode 14 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason talks to the creator of the statistic, Keith Goldner, to help everyone understand the ins and outs of the metric with the hopes of making you all better fantasy football players.
May 16, 2017
13: Mailbag 5/11/17
00:23:46
​How can you capture upside in fantasy football best ball leagues? What's with Amari Cooper's average draft position? ​How can you accurately project an offense like the Baltimore Ravens​? Host JJ Zachariason answers those questions and much more in this week's Late-Round Podcast mailbag episode.
May 11, 2017
12: Building Projections
00:28:26
Many of you don't have time to sit down and build a projections model. But that's fine -- you have resources like numberFire.com to take some shortcuts. Some of you, though, may be interested to see how some fantasy analysts look at and build projections. In Episode 12 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason sits down and talks to ESPN's Mike Clay about his process for building projections and how it's helped him be a better fantasy player and analyst.
May 09, 2017
11: Mailbag 5/5/17
00:29:12
How should we approach Carlos Hyde's situation this year? Will Dalvin Cook be Rookie of the Year? Is Ryan Tannehill a worthy late-round quarterback selection? numberFire's Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, looks at that and much more on this week's mailbag episode.
May 05, 2017
10: Utilizing Front Office Decision Making
00:31:29
One of the more underrated ways of trying to find opportunity in fantasy football is by looking at not ​who​ front offices draft, but how front offices draft. In Episode 10 of The Late-Round Podcast, numberFire's Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, reads between the lines and explains how fantasy footballers can utilize front office decision making to their advantage.
May 01, 2017
9: What Just Happened in Round 1?
00:32:03
Round 1 of the NFL Draft is complete, and with teams spending a premium on skill position players, we've got to break it down from a fantasy football perspective. How do all of these picks change the fantasy landscape? numberFire's Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, digs in.
Apr 28, 2017
8: Previewing Round 1 of the NFL Draft
01:09:34
The NFL Draft is finally here. And that means fantasy football is about to see a changed landscape. numberFire's JJ Zachariason sat down with FootballGuys.com's Sigmund Bloom to break down the first round of the draft, focusing on fantasy football-relevant players. Is Leonard Fournette a fit in Jacksonville? What type of fantasy production could we see from Christian McCaffrey? They talk through that and much more in Episode 8 of The Late-Round Podcast.
Apr 27, 2017
7: Rejecting Best Player Available
00:16:12
The NFL Draft starts in just a couple of days, and with the draft comes the overuse of the phrase "best player available." But in both real and fantasy football drafts, best player available is incredibly flawed. Our Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, explains in Episode 7 of The Late-Round Podcast.
Apr 25, 2017
6: Mailbag 4/21/17
00:29:06
​Is Odell Beckham​ still the fantasy wide receiver to own in the NFC East? How good can Terrelle Pryor​ be in 2017? That, and much more, was answered in this week's mailbag episode.​
Apr 21, 2017
5: A Scout's Perspective
00:46:40
The best way to consume the NFL Draft is by hearing a varying number of perspectives on prospects and the prospecting process. And what better perspective to hear than an ex-NFL scout? In Episode 5 of The Late-Round Podcast, JJ Zachariason sits down and talks with Matt Williamson of FanRag Sports and The Score. Matt explains his experience as a college and NFL scout and how he views the current NFL landscape and draft class.
Apr 18, 2017
4: Mailbag 4/14/17
00:31:29
Which wide receivers and running backs who finished outside last year's top-20 in fantasy football could find themselves inside of it this year? How should we value Isaiah Crowell in 2017? Which statistics help predict future wide receiver success? Host JJ Zachariason answers those questions and more in this week's mailbag episode.
Apr 14, 2017
3: Why Measurables Matter
01:14:18
What's the best way to scout a player entering the NFL? Through film? You know, the eye test? Or is it with an algorithm that uses college production and workout metrics to find comparable players? In Episode 3 of The Late-Round Podcast, host JJ Zachariason sits down with Matt Kelley of PlayerProfiler.com to talk about this question, and they dig into why player measurables matter.
Apr 11, 2017
2: Player Charting
00:55:48
In Episode 2 of The Late-Round Podcast, numberFire's Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, sits down with NFL.com's Matt Harmon to talk through his player charting experience with his popular Reception Perception series. Harmon explains his process, what he looks for, how he ignores narratives surrounding players, and much more.
Apr 08, 2017
1: The Running Back Landscape
00:42:33
With the increase in passing importance, the running back position has become less and less important in the NFL. But considering how strong Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys' offense was running the football last year, and given what's considered to be a strong draft class, is the running back position making a comeback? numberFire's Editor-In-Chief, JJ Zachariason, digs into the topic and talks to Rotoworld's Senior Football Editor, Evan Silva, to get some answers in Episode 1 of The Late-Round Podcast.
Apr 08, 2017