A fantasy football podcast to help you win your league, or at least not embarrass yourself.
Christian Watson, 2022 Fantasy Football Rookie
Player: Christian Watson
Team: Green Bay Packers
Pick: 34th (2nd Round)
On a transcendent episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Host Bobby LaMarco is joined by Razzball’s Paul Blake to discuss former North Dakota State Bison WR Christian Watson’s role in the Packers’ wide receiver room and his effect on fantasy football. Watch and hear our in-depth analysis, check out the video included and see where Watson ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
Christian has all the tools you’d need to construct an All-Pro Wide Receiver: 6′, 4″ 210lbs. and runs a 4.36 40-yard dash. He jumped to a 38.5 inch vertical and received a Relative Athletic Score of 9.96– good for 12th amongst wide receivers since 1987. But, like his former teammate Trey Lance, we have only seen the blueprints. Watson was on the field for only about 30% of the Bison’s snaps. Christian’s upside is immense as it is imprecise. Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers might be wise to build a fantasy star out of Christian Watson.
The cupboard is not necessarily bare in the Packers’ pass-catching kitchen. Watson will compete with a group of receivers looking to consume any and all available targets. They include Allen Lazard, a veteran payer with ideal measurables 6′, 5″ 225lbs. and a rapport with Aaron Rodgers. Speaking of Rodgers rapport – Randall Cobb is in this group. Add veteran Sammy Watkins, and sophomore Amari Rodgers. This is not to mention rookie draft picks Romeo Daubs and Samori Toure. Ya, that’s a massive pile of potential playmakers. The players who emerge from this heap will be fantasy contributors and even stars in 2022. The early season Packers wide receiver fantasy scramble promises to be one of the best parts of this year’s season.
Paul and Bobby focus on Watson in this video. Check it out and see if we like Watson as a future star, or if we have our sights set on a different wedge of the cheese wheel. Watch the YouTube video above for our full analysis or listen to the podcast audio below.
Sources: Razzball.com, NFL.com, Profootballreference.com, ourlads.com
Garrett Wilson, 2022 Fantasy Football Rookie Preview
Player: Garrett Wilson
Team: New York Jets
Selection: 10th Overall (Round 1 // Pick 10)
On the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Bobby LaMarco and Donkey Teeth welcome in Sky Guasco to discuss former Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson and what his potential fantasy value is as a rookie in New (Jersey) York. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. See where Wilson ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
Last year the New York Jets selected wide receiver Elijah Moore as the second pick of Round 2 in the NFL Draft (34th overall). They also brought in Corey Davis formerly of the Tennessee Titans. That wasn’t enough though. After offering the 10th overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for Deebo Samuel, but failing to make the trade, the Jets took a stellar wide out in Garrett Wilson. Quarterback Zach Wilson has a nice set of weapons for his sophomore campaign.
Before a great career at Ohio State, G. Wilson was recruited by three of the best offenses in college football – Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma. He settled on Ohio St. and ended up pushing now Detroit Lion Jameson Williams from the Buckeyes to the Crimson Tide. As a freshman, Wilson earned a 34% dominator rating which accounts for the total amount of touchdowns and receiving yards a player accrues in a season among his own team. That’s a massive number. Some compare him to his former OSU teammate Chris Olave who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints, but other than having nearly identical profiles, it’s no contest. Wilson is a significantly better player than Olave. Both players are 6’ 0” / 185 lbs and run a 4.3-40 yard dash, but Wilson was a five-start recruit and Olave was a three-star. They both excelled at Ohio State though.
In 2021, The Jets had the 3rd highest pass play percentage in the NFL with 63% of their offensive plays being passing plays. That’s great news for G. Wilson, Z. Wilson and Co. Most think of a 6’ 0” / 185 lbs WR as a slot WR, but Wilson ran 83% of his routes last season on the outside. If he can earn outside opportunity opposite Davis and with Moore in the slot, he could see a nice boost in year one.
In dynasty, G. Wilson is going as the WR2 in rookie drafts and seventh player overall. I would personally take Treylon Burks ahead of Wilson, but Burks has question marks too. In redraft, Wilson is going in the early 9th Round as the WR47. That’s good value for a player that could work his way into the No. 1 role by the second half of the season. The Jets should take a step forward this year and both Wilsons will benefit from that leap if so. G. Wilson has the potential to be a true stud in fantasy football. In keeper or dynasty leagues, this might be the “cheapest” he’ll be. Enjoy.
Watch the YouTube video above for our full analysis or listen to the podcast audio below.
Zamir White, 2022 Fantasy Football Rookie Preview
Player: Zamir White
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Selection: 113th Overall (Round 4 // Pick 17)
On the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Bobby LaMarco welcomes in Sky Guasco to discuss former Georgia running back Zamir White and what his potential fantasy value is as a rookie in Las Vegas. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. See where White ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
One of my favorite rookie running backs this year (and beyond) is Zamir White. He’ll most likely start the year as the RB3 on the Raiders behind Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake, but should either get hurt or lose efficiency, White has a real shot to steal work in what should be an improved offense overall. The Raiders surprisingly fired former Head Coach Rich Bisaccia and brought in longtime Patriots Offensive Coordinator (and former Broncos HC) Josh McDaniels. Last year, the Patriots were 7th in the NFL in rush play percentage with 46% of their offensive plays being running plays. The Raiders were 29th in that category with only 37% of their plays being run plays. The Patriots have also historically used more than one back and often designating roles. Remember the days of thinking you have the Patriots No.1 back (Blount, J. White, Michel, Harris, etc.)? That could be the Raiders this season and White could find himself with a steady workload.
I’ve never been a big fan of Jacobs as a player. Yes, he finishes as a Top 8-14 fantasy RB each season, but he doesn’t have huge upside and if his touchdowns go down with the addition of Davante Adams, he could be in trouble because the efficiency just isn’t there for Jacobs. Last year, Jacobs was 11th in carries (fine), 12th in rushing yards (good), 32nd in yards per carry (yikes), but 8th in touchdowns among running backs. He was RB12 overall in PPR and RB14 in PPR points per game among RBs that played at least seven games. That’s fine, but he has minimal upside and before Drake went down mid-season, they were essentially tied in total fantasy points and points per game. Throw in another quality running back in White who is faster – 4.4 40-yard dash to Jacobs’ 4.6 – better overall agility and power at his size – 95% speed score to Jacobs’ 31% – and bigger-bodied – 6’ 0” 215 compared to Jacobs at 5’ 10” 220.
Now, White did suffer two ACL tears; one in high school and one as a freshman at Georgia. However, he’s bounced back from both and looked great while sharing the backfield this past season with new Bills rookie James Cook. The Raiders did not pick up Jacobs’ 5th-year option on his contract meaning he’ll be a free agent after this season. If he doesn’t impress enough for the Raiders to keep him, this should be White’s backfield in 2023 if not before.
In redraft, White is nothing more than a last-pick handcuff at this point. In Dynasty though, he’s going as the 24th overall pick (back of 2nd Round) and RB7. I’d take him in the middle of Round 2 and look forward to next year’s opportunity with the chance of increased work this year. Watch the YouTube video above for our full analysis or listen to the podcast audio below.
Jameson Williams, 2022 Rookie Preview
Player: Jameson Williams
Team: Detroit Lions
Pick: #12 // Round 1
In a new episode of the RazzBall Fantasy Football Podcast host Bobby LaMarco discusses the fantasy relevance of former Alabama receiver Jameson Williams with guest Paul Blake. A jubilant Paul proudly proclaims his predilection for Jameson, oh, and he likes the receiver, too. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. See where Williams ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
I have a long-held belief that many of these athletes in high-level college football and the NFL will produce numbers– it’s just a matter of opportunity. Consider Jameson Williams a sterling example of that belief. After a few seasons wallowing away on the bench at Ohio State, Williams transferred to Alabama and altered the trajectory of his career.
Jameson went from playing a bit part in Ohio State’s receiver production to a starring role in Alabama’s . Williams racked up 1,572 yards receiving and 15 TDs on 79 catches during his lone season in Tuscaloosa. The former Buckeye is a true burner able to beat any defender deep. He is a lover of all things football demonstrated by his participation on special teams; in the return game and the punt cover units. Not many receivers of his caliber are willing to play gunner on punt coverage.
Williams joins a receiving room in Detroit that is desperate for playmakers. Amon-Ra St. Brown had a great rookie season, and Tight End T.J. Hockenson is a solid blocker and receiver, but both of them lack the elite speed that can take the top off a defense. That’s where Jameson mixes in; offering an intoxicating blend of pass-catchers sure to warm the souls of Lions fans. Watch the YouTube video to find out if we are buying or fading Jameson Williams at his ADP in redraft and dynasty rookie drafts or listen to the podcast audio below.
Sources: RazzBall.com, NFL.com, profootballreference.com
Dameon Pierce, 2022 Fantasy Football Rookie Preview
Player: Dameon Pierce
Team: Houston Texans
Selection: 98th Overall (Round 4 // Pick 2)
On the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast, Bobby LaMarco welcomes in Sky Guasco to discuss former Florida running back Dameon Pierce and what his potential fantasy value is as a rookie in Houston. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video included with this article. See where Pierce ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
Few fantasy managers are excited about the Houston Texans’ roster these days, but along with Brandin Cooks and Davis Mills in deeper leagues, keep an eye out for 4th Round draft pick Dameon Pierce. Now, the draft capital is not good for an NFL rookie running back, but Pierce was originally recruited by Alabama and arguably fell into the best possible opportunity for a rookie RB this season. He has little competition and the veterans in front of him have an injury history and inconsistent tendencies that may crack the door open for Pierce early in 2022. If that happens, I think Pierce can surprise the NFL and fantasy managers willing to take the shot on his RB59 13.02 ADP in 12-team PPR redraft leagues.
Pierce’s teammate Marlon Mack is going just a half-round earlier at RB55 12.06. There’s no reason to take Mack instead of Pierce at the same draft cost. Mack has a history of injuries. Pierce has fresh legs and upside in what should be a better-performing offense this season. Mack and Rex Burkhead are the only backs ahead of Pierce going into training camp. Neither are suited for three-down work and both have an injury history and wear on the tires. Last season, a throwback backfield of Burkhead, Mark Ingram, David “one time fantasy legend” Johnson, Philip Lindsay and Royce Freeman combined for 366 carries, 1,171 rushing yards and an embarrassing five rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who only played six games, had three rushing touchdowns. I could see Pierce winning first and second down duties (at least) and racking up close to 200 touches for 800+ yards and 6+ touchdowns as a rookie. Those numbers might be conservative if Davis Mills and Co. can take a step forward as an offense and Pierce becomes the main back. 800+ yards and 6+ touchdowns would have been RB36 last season in half-PPR. That’s not really accounting for receptions. Let’s say it takes Pierce a month to get his role. We’ll give him 12 games of real work. That’s roughly RB27 in fantasy points per game in 2021 around Michael Carter, J.D. McKissic and Tony Pollard. Pierce is being drafted in the 13th round! That’s a potential league-winning pick in redraft.
In dynasty, Pierce is going as the RB5 and 14th pick overall in rookie drafts. I’d rather have Pierce over Skyy Moore (KC) and Jahan Dotson (WAS) this year and possibly for the next few. I don’t trust Washington as a franchise and I think Justyn Ross could outpace Moore in Kansas City. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video above or listen to the podcast audio below.
Breece Hall, 2022 Fantasy Football Rookie Preview
Player: Breece Hall
Team: New York Jets
Pick: 36 2nd Round
On a brilliant episode of the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast Host Bobby LaMarco discusses the fantasy viability of former Iowa State Running Back Breece Hall with guest Paul Blake. Watch as Paul pounds the table for Hall as the pick 1.1 in dynasty rookie drafts. To watch our full analysis, plus a tracing of Breece’s Hall family tree, check out the YouTube video included with this article and see where Hall ranks on our new consensus rookie rankings for 2022 fantasy football dynasty leagues and 2022 fantasy football ADP pages!
After all the ink that has been spilled and all the videos that have been made, what is there left to say about Breece Hall? I am sure you have read, seen, or heard about his size (5′, 11″ 220lbs), speed (4.39 forty-yard dash), and production (4,675 scrimmage yards, and 56 Touchdowns in three seasons). But the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast delves even deeper into Breece Hall’s games to unearth a treasure trove of information on the shiniest new diamond in fantasy football.
Jets running back Michael Carter had a respectable rookie season in 2021 posting 964 yards from scrimmage and four TDs on 183 touches. Both Hall and Carter are good options in the receiving game as well, so I do not expect Carter to become a 3rd down back. Breece Hall will take over as the lead back in the Jets backfield, but I do not suspect it will be an exclusively Breece Hall backfield. I imagine they take turns by the series. So, Hall will be in the backfield for the first offensive series or two and then Carter will get a series. Don’t throw away Carter just yet.
I’m on the books to take Hall at pick 1.1 in a dynasty rookie draft. Watch the YouTube video attached to find out if I like Hall at his average redraft position. To hear our full analysis, check out the YouTube video above or listen to the podcast audio below.
Sources: NFL.com, sports-reference.com, cyclones.com
A weekly treat
Thanks guys for the hard work. I really enjoy listening every week. And sometimes after Sunday to see how we did haha. Again, awesome stuff thanks
Love these guys
I love this Podcast as much as I do Grey's mustache... and that is saying something.
One of the best
One of the best FF podcasts - while leaguemates are flowing to ESPN & CBS FF podcasts I'll zig when they zag 😎