Ep144 Fantasy Football Running Backs Podcast

Fantasy Football Running Backs Podcast

Ep144 Fantasy Football Running Backs Podcast

Ya Boy – it’s Aug 21st and it’s episode 144 and this is the Fantasy Auctioneer Podcast. The Fantasy Auctioneer Podcast, is the official podcast of TheFantasyFootballAuction.com – the only website dedicated to Fantasy Football Auctions. Tonight’s show centers around Fantasy Football Running Backs. Check out our fantasy football running backs rankings and auction values.

w/Eric Ludwig @ff_gouge

 

 

 

 

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fantasy football running backsYa Boy – it’s Aug 21st and it’s episode 144 and this is the Fantasy Auctioneer Podcast. The Fantasy Auctioneer Podcast, is the official podcast of TheFantasyFootballAuction.com – the only website dedicated to Fantasy Football Auctions. Tonight’s show centers around Fantasy Football Running Backs. Check out our fantasy football running backs rankings and auction values. 

 

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We have a great show for you tonight – Tonight we are going to focus strictly on the fantasy football running backs position.  Let’s see what other analysts we have tonight

 

He was enjoying the lovely smell of livestock this weekend. Freeze frame –  Blistr how’s it going?

And He’s counting the sleeps until our big draft – Slim

And he’s a featured writer at GridironExperts.com and Fantasy Footballers and he’s from DataForce and he has wrote an article for us on www.thefantasyfootballauction.com – more interesting to me is that he was Nuclear Electrician and Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy – Eric Ludwig – how’s it going tonight Eric

 

Eric has been doing a lot of auction work this summer.  He set up a money draft on a new site, DataForce.  He also contributed an article to FFA on the trends he has been seeing in drafts — find it on our site at thefantasyfootballauction.com.

 

How did the Data Force draft go?  

 

Eric is going to join us to talk solely about RB news and strategy — and the timing was good as there was a lot of RB stuff happening the last few days.

If you guys are ready, then I’m ready – let’s cock the hammer it’s time for action!

Before we get into the show we wanted to toss a shout out to a group of fans in the Rosenblatt Long Island league who did their draft last night.  @JackEich86 wanted us to take a quick look at the results and pick a favorite so Blistr and Eric, who you like? — see image below

 

Fantasy RB News – Buy or Sell

Suspension of Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell reduced to three games

Steelers running back LeVeon Bell has been suspended three games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The running back was facing a four-game suspension but appealed to the league. Though Bell will be eligible to practice and play with the team through the preseason, he will miss the team’s first three regular-season games against the Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles.

He will be eligible to rejoin the team in Week 4, when the Steelers play the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact:

This will boost Bell’s projections, but he’s still a little dicey as a 1st round pick since he’ll miss the first three games of the year. He has extra value in leagues where more than half the teams make the playoffs. He’s also recovering from MCL and PCL tears but recently declared himself 100 percent, for what it’s worth.

BUY OR SELL – Le’Veon Bell should be drafted for over $50 in your auction draft now?

 

Bills release suspended RB Karlos Williams

Fantasy Impact:

Williams played really well as a rookie, rushing for 5.6 YPC while scoring nine total touchdowns. He showed up to camp overweight and HC Rex Ryan said that he wouldn’t give up on the second-year player. A couple of weeks later, he gets cut. Mike Gillislee figures to serve as LeSean McCoy’s direct backup. Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush are also in the mix. Owners should keep an eye on where Williams lands, but he’s facing a four-game suspension (substance abuse) wherever that happens to be.

BUY OR SELL – Reggie Bush is actually draftable? Follow-up – Does this change McCoy’s workload at all?

 

Source: Patriots RB Dion Lewis out 8-10 weeks after ‘relatively minor’ procedure

Running back Dion Lewis will be sidelined for another 8-10 weeks after he endures a second surgery on his left knee, according to a source. The ACL, which was repaired in November, is OK, but the Patriots’ medical staff determined they need to clean up an unspecified area in the knee.

The procedure is viewed as “relatively minor,” and Lewis has a good chance of playing in 2016, according to the source.

Assuming Lewis remains on the PUP list during the regular season, he can begin practicing at any point between Oct. 18 and Nov. 22. Once Lewis starts practicing, the Patriots will have 21 days to either promote him to the active roster or shut him down for the remainder of the season. The Pats could technically drag out that decision until Dec. 13.

Fantasy Impact:

It’s good to hear that his ACL is “OK.” Eight weeks would put Lewis back on Oct. 16, so he could conceivably return for Week 7 at Pittsburgh. The Patriots have a Week 9 bye, so the team could elect to give him an extra few weeks of recovery to return in Week 10 vs. Seattle. For now, we’ll assume he misses the first eight games. James White should produce RB2 numbers in PPR and LeGarrette Blount should provide fantasy starter numbers when the Patriots don’t face an elite run defense. The Patriots could add a running back as camp cuts continue. Lewis is worth consideration as a late-round pick, especially in leagues with deep benches and/or an injured reserve slot.

Buy or Sell – This news means that you won’t bother buying any Patriot RB at auction? – Follow up – What does this injury do to the roles of Blount and White, if anything?

 

Seahawks RB Christine Michael: Back on the radar?

Fantasy Impact:

Michael continues to get positive press and really seems like he’s made a turn in his career. It’s potentially bad news for Thomas Rawls owners. Doubters say Michael has looked good when it doesn’t count before, so it remains to be seen if this will be a one-two punch with Michael and Rawls.

BUY OR SELL – We shouldn’t be tricked into falling for this same old story?

RB STRATEGY DISCUSSION:

  • Have we seen RB Zero working in mocks – refer to Eric’s article??
  • Best RB budgeting strategies
  • RB values?  Who are some cheap guys we like?        – Look at RB tiers/rankings?
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