Category: Tight End

  • The NFL Lens: A Maritime Tale of Pulp Fiction w/Rob Gronkowski

    The NFL Lens: A Maritime Tale of Pulp Fiction w/Rob Gronkowski

    Batten down the hatches, Rob Gronkowski tells a shocking maritime tale. I’ve been spending time each day diagramming run blocking schemes and pass routes. One of those routes is the sail route. When drawn up in a book or a blackboard, a sail route (bottom left quadrant) looks like an upside-down “L”. One of the […]

  • 2017 NFL Rookie Prospects and Draft Analysis

    2017 NFL Rookie Prospects and Draft Analysis

    Links to all essays, analysis, Senior Bowl coverage, and scouting reports about 2017 NFL Draft prospects come from research I undertake to write the Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication. Now in the 12th year of publication, the RSP is the best of both worlds: a summarized magazine of reports, rankings, and analysis that also shows its work at the […]

  • Big Cat Country’s Keep Choppin’ Wood Pod: Eric Stoner & Matt Waldman

    Big Cat Country’s Keep Choppin’ Wood Pod: Eric Stoner & Matt Waldman

    I may not be a Jaguars fan but I am a fan of the Jaguars offense when it comes to fantasy football. Eric Stoner leads a great discussion about Jaguars skill players and we throw Andrew Luck, Derrick Henry, LeGarrette Blount, and several other non-Jaguars into the conversation.  Other topics include quarterback evaluation, my developing […]

  • The Top 10: Preseason Week 2

    The Top 10: Preseason Week 2

    Tajae Sharpe, Jadeveon Clowney, Dak Prescott, Keenan Allen, and Marvin Jones are among the players making my top-10 Preseason Week 2 story lines.   THOUGHTS ON ANALYZING THE PRESEASON  The most difficult part of analyzing preseason football is maintaining balanced judgment. We see flashes of ability, technique, and production and we can let our enthusiasm […]

  • Gut Check No.372: Stategic Musings From a Dynasty Mock

    Gut Check No.372: Stategic Musings From a Dynasty Mock

    Waldman riffs on his strategy and broader points about team-building in a recent staff dynasty league mock.  In a part of the city where the streets are named after states and the mansions straight out of William Faulkner intermingle with the squalor of Harry Crews, Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama isn’t much unlike the outdoor […]

  • RSP Writers Project: All Roads Lead to Rome

    RSP Writers Project: All Roads Lead to Rome

    RSP Contributor David Igono pens a “one player, one play” dedication to betting on yourself when facing down a challenge.  “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a […]

  • The Owner’s Dilemma (Or, Why I Drafted Hunter Henry)

    The Owner’s Dilemma (Or, Why I Drafted Hunter Henry)

    Philadelphia Magazine staff writer, author, and fantasy owner Steve Volk discusses how he balances the opinions of football analysts with those of his own. By Steve Volk As an “amateur” fantasy football player, the kind who subscribes to Dynasty football sites but doesn’t write for them, the cycle of rookie drafts and in-season roster management constantly […]

  • The Gut Check No.366: Over-Under, TE ADPs

    The Gut Check No.366: Over-Under, TE ADPs

    Waldman’s first pass at the 2016 tight ends through the lens of average draft position. Precision is overrated in May and June. The archery, surgical lasers, and nanotechnology will have its time in July. This spring, it’s all about horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons at the office of the Gut Check. We all have to […]

  • On the Couch: Flag-Planting, 6.14.2015

    On the Couch: Flag-Planting, 6.14.2015

    Sigmund Bloom and I cover the fantasy football waterfront from his floating couch. Listen Topics: Teddy Bridgewater the value pick. Parallels between the Titans and the Panthers offense and why it makes Marcus Mariota a good QB2. Jameis Winston a QB1. Matt Jones discussion. Jay Ajayi’s value as RB1. Carlos Hyde worth a pick in […]

  • The Gut Check No.362: The Late Show/Emerging Talents

    The Gut Check No.362: The Late Show/Emerging Talents

    You may look at some of these 13 late-round prospects and think, NEVER GONNA HAPPEN, but Steph Curry and Bill Walsh beg to differ.  When it comes to late-round prospects and waiver wire wonders, you may never become the Stephen Curry of fantasy football. But there’s a reason the NBA MVP has awesome range: Preparation […]