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They said it can’t be done. They told us positions week Already covered the four major categories of quarterback, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. But they underestimated us yet again, because this is really the kick and defense position preview episode.
Before diving into the Ks & DSTs, guys react to recent comments from Cincinnati Bengals HC Zac Taylor about QB Joe Burrow’s calf health and some indications that the Bengals passer might not be ready to start the season. They also talk about Karim Hunt canceling a deal with the Indianapolis Colts & New Orleans Saints, and how some of the key running back injuries that make the current free agent pool of RBs present some interesting scenarios in the fantasy landscape.
For the most part of the episode, Andy & Matt discuss why kickers and defenses are important, how positions are drafted and managed throughout the year and why the scoring of these often overlooked positions can be described as fickle, but never random.
In the second half of the show, the guys talk about a typical draft of a recent startup they participated in, what they learned from the results and some counterintuitive strategies for nailing your roster in the short and long term.
3:10 – Update on Joe Burrow’s calf injury
7:35 – deceptively apparent injuries
13:15 – Why don’t you think of Kickers as random
25:55 – Why defensive scoring is so choppy
44:00 – Strategy for family drafts
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