NFL Draft Podcast Ep 52 | Fantasy football rookies

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6), walks the sidelines, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

Rob and Stan dig into NFL news (1:37), do their first rookie report (14:50), and talk fantasy football (22:14). Then they finish by mock drafting what teams should tank, and how they could pull it off (43:39). Check out the detailed breakdown of the “NFL Draft Podcast” below:

NFL news (1:37)

Rob and Stan talk about Jay Cutler signing in Miami, Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension, the Sammy Watkins trade, and a bunch of other pieces of news and notes that have come across the ticker this August.

Rookie report (14:50)

For the first rookie report of the season, Rob and Stan point out the impressive opening performances from Mitch Trubisky, DeShone Kizer, and Deshaun Watson before picking out a few other players on both sides of the ball who had a big moment or two in the first week of preseason football.

Class of 2017 fantasy impact  (22:14)

Everybody loves fantasy football (except Rob) and although the rookies don’t have the biggest impact, Rob and Stan pick out some of the guys they love as sleepers with a chance to see increased roles late in the season as well as a few players to keep an eye on for those in keeper leagues looking to stash a young guy to pay off down the road.

Mock Draft: Tanking teams  (43:39)

In honor of the Bills doing their Sam Hinkie impressions by trading away Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby, Rob and Stan check out the rest of the bottom-10 NFL teams (by Super Bowl odds) to see how they could best “Trust the Process” be getting rid of some talented players that don’t fit their timeline for winning while also bringing back a decent return and push them closer to a top draft pick in 2018.


The job of an NFL general manager isn’t merely about finalizing the 53-man roster. While Drew Brees is throwing touchdown passes and Robert Quinn is crushing quarterbacks, there are a flurry of decision-makers looking to next year’s NFL draft to see what kind of depth to add behind them and if there is any cheap talent with which to replace them.

If they are starting their NFL draft prep back in August, why would any self-respecting football fan wait until the NFL combine to get in on the action?

The NFL Draft Podcast here at FanRag Sports is meant to get the wheels churning on some of the NFL’s next breakout stars before you look at your first mock draft sometime in early February. We will break down some of the best draft-eligible prospects, analyzing team fits and even trying to project team needs down the line for this podcast.

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