Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@). Throughout the NFL season, he’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.
Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) of Pro Football Focus joins us to talk about the latest NFL news and players to target or avoid in your fantasy drafts. We begin our discussion with a quick chat about Bears wide receivers (4:49) before we get to news of the week where we discuss Dez Brant (9:00) and Duke Johnson (12:50), both of whom have had concussion scares. Injury news continues with our thoughts on Matt Jones (15:50), and Dion Lewis (17:53). Moving on to draft strategy, we talk about players we think are over-hyped. The list includes Tyler Lockett (21:38), Julian Edelman (22:46), Latavius Murray (25:18), and Greg Olsen (27:39). It wouldn’t be a FantasyPros podcast if we didn’t talk about our love for Donte Moncrief (28:51) before moving on to why Mike is low on Jordan Reed (32:05). We discuss why Mike is high on Coby Fleener (35:54) and talk about whether Odell Beckham Jr. is a definite top 5 pick (37:53). Mike gives us his final over hyped player, Ben Roethlisberger (43:39), before telling us why he likes taking Jeremy Langford at his ADP (46:36), why he’s fading Chris Ivory in drafts (49:44) and why he has Kelvin Benjamin on his do not draft list (53:00).
Intro music courtesy of Absofacto. [Listen to the full track here]