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Hosted by Matt Hicks, the Rookie Big Board Fantasy Football Podcast provides industry-leading analysis for scouting, tracking, and valuing NFL rookies for fantasy football. Seasonal and dynasty fantasy football players, NFL draftniks, and college football fanatics will be entertained while learning about the unique formula for fantasy football success when evaluating rookies.

Rookie Big Board Fantasy Football Podcast Matt Hicks

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Hosted by Matt Hicks, the Rookie Big Board Fantasy Football Podcast provides industry-leading analysis for scouting, tracking, and valuing NFL rookies for fantasy football. Seasonal and dynasty fantasy football players, NFL draftniks, and college football fanatics will be entertained while learning about the unique formula for fantasy football success when evaluating rookies.

    Small School, Big Potential: Ranking the Best Non-Power 5 Prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft Class

    Small School, Big Potential: Ranking the Best Non-Power 5 Prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft Class

    In this episode, Matt breaks down nine of his favorite players from a Group of 5 or FCS school. Lost amongst the debates of WR1 vs WR2 is the hidden value of the NFL Draft Class. Fantasy Football players can win their rookie drafts by finding the underrated diamonds like Quintin Morris from Bowling Green State University, Cade Johnson from South Dakota State University, and Shane Buechele from SMU.


    The 2021 wide receiver class is strong, Matt lends insight on underrated players like Houston's Marquez Stevenson, Myron Mitchell from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and D'Wayne Eskridge out of Western Michigan. He also lends insight on of his "his guys", Jaret Patterson from the University of Buffalo.


    Perhaps most excited about this Big Board is the debate between Zach Wilson and Trey Lance. They both have a good claim for being QB3 in the 2021 Draft Class but the decision is pretty simple for Matt.


    You can join the community via Patreon and get access to bonus episodes, Matt's Rookie Big Board, Devy and dynasty rankings, a vibrant slack channel, and personalized roster advice here: patreon.com/theffeducator

    • 40 min
    10 Players with the Most on the Line at the 2021 Senior Bowl

    10 Players with the Most on the Line at the 2021 Senior Bowl

    Matt discusses the fantasy football players that could see their NFL Draft and fantasy football value shoot up, or fall off, as a result of their performance at the 2021 Senior Bowl.


    This episode provides an in-depth look at the Senior Bowl and how we can use it as evaluators to get ahead of our fantasy football league-mates. He discusses under the radar players that could see big stock bumps like Larry Rountree, Michael Carter, Austin Watkins Jr., and Kylen Granson. Also discussed are big-name opt-outs like Jamie Newman and Nico Collins. The Big Board discussed on this episode also features Demetric Felton, Rhamondre Stevenson, and Shi Smith. 


    You can join the community via Patreon and get access to bonus episodes, Matt's Rookie Big Board, Devy and dynasty rankings, a vibrant slack channel, and personalized roster advice here: patreon.com/theffeducator

    • 43 min
    The Best of the Rest: Ranking Running Backs in the 2021 NFL Draft Class

    The Best of the Rest: Ranking Running Backs in the 2021 NFL Draft Class

    In the first episode of the Rookie Big Board podcast Matt ranks his favorite running backs in the 2021 NFL Draft class that are not named Najee Harris or Travis Etienne. Although many fantasy football players are aware the Clemson and Alabama backs are atop the class, there is less clarity as to who the "next man up" is. 


    He breaks down the top traits and barriers to success for Kenneth Gainwell out of Memphis, Javonte Williams out of North Carolina, Javian Hawkins from Louisville, Virginia Tech's transfer back Khalil Herbert, and the controversial CJ Verdell out of the University of Oregon.


    You can join the community via Patreon and get access to bonus episodes, Matt's Rookie Big Board, Devy and dynasty rankings, a vibrant slack channel, and personalized roster advice here: patreon.com/theffeducator

    • 31 min
    Welcome to the Rookie Big Board!

    Welcome to the Rookie Big Board!

    This show will provide listeners will year-round analysis and insight on rookies, and how they can be the key to winning your fantasy football championships


    I study tape, a lot of tape. I use my unique approach to scouting and the formula I have developed over years of analyzing players for fantasy football value to help you understand which rookies will be difference-makers in the short and long term


    In 2020 6 of the top 24 RBs for fantasy football were rookies Justin Jefferson, Chase Claypool, and CeeDee Lamb were league changers Gabriel Davis, Antonio Gibson were late-round steals. Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Tua Tagovailoa changed the landscape of dynasty fantasy football and the 2021 quarterback class will too


    Rookies are consistently the most undervalued assets when building a fantasy football roster and competing for championship whether you are in a long-term dynasty rebuild or looking for impactful players for your seasonal leagues the Rookie Big Board podcast will help you meet your aspirations


    I can’t wait for you to join me on this journey. I love fantasy football, I love college football, and I love scouting players and projecting success in the NFL. What I love most, though, is helping you win your fantasy football championships. It’s not all about winning, though. We will have full along the way; each week we will build big boards together breaking down prospects in a unique and impactful way. 


    Subscribe to the podcast now, tell your friends, league-mates, and family. The Rookie Big Board will change the way we approach rookies for fantasy football and I cannot wait for you to join in on this journey with me. 

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Dawgkramer ,

Tremendous Rookie Content!!!

Great new Poscast. The blending of college scouting, and finding value for redraft and dynasty is top notch!

FredSDTW ,

Great Insight

Matt’s a fantastic subscription!! Insight on incoming rookies, their fantasy value, strengths, & weaknesses. If you’re playing Dynasty or Devy Fantasy Football, or just a fan of the NFL Draft, this is for you.

Jrmcmillan5544 ,

Total Package

Matt does a great job of breaking down stats, metrics, film & context for rookie players. It’s everything I’m looking for on rookies and I’m looking forward to a lot more episodes to come!

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