“@MattWaldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio is unique and important. A must-read every year.” Doug Farrar, Sports Illustrated via Twitter.
The 2016 RSP Tale of the Tape
Standing at 1548 pages and covering 167 skill prospects, the 2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is now available for download at http://www.mattwaldman.com. Because a post-draft addendum is now a regular part of the RSP purchase, it has allowed me the luxury to weigh my rankings less on draft stock and more on talent until we see how opportunity knocks at the NFL Draft.
A post-draft addendum also affords me time to study, present, and rank additional players who are drafted or prominent free agent signings in May. Many of my first-time readers tell me they’d pay the full $19.95 for the post-draft alone. However, most of them tell me 2-3 years later that the April 1 pre-draft version holds his value for 3-5 years and they use it often. See what people are saying about the RSP.
“First-time 2016 buyer, soon to be second-time buyer in 2017.” – Pete Acquaviva, Host of Podcast With/Out a Plan via Twitter
Additional details of the Pre-Draft Publication:
- 167 Players
- 25 QBs
- 36 RBs
- 75 WRs
- 20 TEs
- Fantasy Rankings & Advice
- Player Comparisons, Overrated-Underrated-Developmental Projects, & Scheme Matches
- Checklist & Stack Ranking Evaluations (Depth and Bread of Talent)
- Skill Breakdowns & Improvement Potential
- Play-By-Play Notes
- Position Draft & Production Trends For Rookies
- Glossary of Terms For Every Evaluation Criteria
Special thanks to Steve Volk, Jene Bramel, Al Scherer, Jon Liberman, Aaron Bronikowski and Rivers McCown for editing the RSP. The compressed time span that they have to read critically is a thankless task. They did an incredible job.
New to the RSP? First time considering a purchase? Take video tour of the 2016 RSP . . .
and the post-draft that comes with your purchase . . .
Now ask yourself the question many of my readers pondered, Why did I wait so long to take the plunge?!
“Been flipping through @MattWaldman’s 2016 RSP for most of the day. An absolute must-own for any draftnik. Very thorough, detailed work…Frakly, I’m mad at myself for only starting this year.” Nick Klopsis, Web producer-NFL Draft coverage, Newsday Sports.
” Best pre-draft scouting report on every conceivable guy [at the skills positions] is by @MattWaldman. Very good read – mattwaldman.com.” –Chris Brown, author of Smartfootball.com and Grantland contributor
“Purchased the RSP by @ for the first time. Lots of “holy ____”‘s were said in an empty house. Incredible work” Zack Henkle via Twitter
“You won’t find a better resource. Matt Waldman delivers. Period. Cannot recommend more highly.” – Bob Harris, FSTA Hall of Famer
“6th year buying RSP. I enjoy going back to previous copies when a player breaks out later in their careers & read @MattWaldman’s notes on them” Jay Radke via Twitter (@imsoJrad)
“Really incredible work by @MattWaldman. Definitely get a copy at mattwaldman.com, great resource.” Charles McDonald, writer for the Falcoholic and draft analyst at Optimum Scouting.
“Can’t say enough about the work @MattWaldman puts intot he RSP. Do yourself & the FF community a favor, buy a copy mattwaldmanrsp.com,” Ryan McDowell, Dynasty writer, commissioner, and podcast host of @dynoblueprint.
“Just downloaded the new RSP. I ‘coincidentally’ have a sick day and an empty household. #nopantsfriday” Matt Nielsen @Breakerdog via Twitter
“.@MattWaldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio came out today. If you’re gonna spend for one football source this is it.” Matt Harmon, writer for NFL.com and Footballguys. Author of Reception Perception and host of Backyard Banter Podcast.
“You should also know, that in fifteen years of playing fantasy football (I started in 1999 – Senior year of high school), I have never paid for fantasy football information. Not magazines. Not websites. Nothing. I read/listen to everything possible as I digest information and draw my own conclusions. I was apprehensive about ‘wasting’ twenty dollars. Thank you for the hours spent doing something you love. I appreciate it. Again, quality in-depth work. I would pay double the price. Easily. Get some sleep.” – Josh Corbett
“The only thing I have read that I looked forward to more than the RSP was the Harry Potter books. Football Nerd Goodness” – Lisa London
“I feel like I’m preaching to the choir, but @MattWaldman’s RSP is required reading if you are serious about football.” – @DerekDaycare via Twitter
I look forward to sharing more of my thoughts about these players and the process in the coming weeks. Download the RSP and let me know what you think. Now, back to what others have to say…
If you like football at all, you need to buy @MattWaldman’s RSP. Even if you don’t know much, do it. You’ll learn.” Ethan Hammerman, host of Hammertime Pod and writer at the UConn Report. (@Ethanhamm)
“Just downloaded my copy of the RSP…it’s like Christmas w/out the wrapping paper. So good.” Leo Paciga, fantasy football writer.
“@ Just starting to read the RSP, great stuff once again Matt! After 3 years of buying it, all the content still shocks me! @kingsoffantasy! via Twitter
“Yours is the ONLY publication I ever pay for in fantasy football. Mahalo for the quality!!!” – Jim
“Can’t wait for the #RSP. I am like Billy Madison on nudie magazine day! – Matt Austin via Twitter
“Oh Boy, Matt Waldman’s RSP is phenomenal. Can’t recommend it enough. Don’t know how he does it every year. I tip my hat to you, sir.” – Wye of the Woot and Wye podcast (@jwyeNFL)
“@MattWaldman I’m hooked already! Haven’t put it down since I got home from work.” Sewart Scott via Twitter (@TheStewDog)
“I first experienced the RSP last year and after reading several pages, you got me for only god knows how much time you’ll be doing it. I’d prepay this for the next ten years easily. I mean it in the most sincere way, this has become my most anticipated read of the year and once again, I know it will be awesome.” – Dom
“So glad I am on board this year. Matt it’s simply impressive what you do. Thanks.” – Tyson Banker via Twitter (@tbanker28)
Found on the @DLFFootball Forums by staff writer George Kritikos (@RotoHack)