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PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with Jeff Ratcliffe

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Jul 13, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe continues the new offensive playcaller series with a detailed look at the fantasy football impact of Jon Gruden taking over at head coach for the Oakland Raiders. Jeff discusses Gruden's 10-year hiatus from coaching and breaks down his traditional West Coast offense. He talks about Derek Carr's fit in Gruden's offense and then discusses how Tom Cable's presence will impact the offensive line. Jeff then takes a look at whether we can expect a bounce-back season from Amari Cooper along with how Martavis Bryant and Jordy Nelson fit in Gruden's system.

 

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Jul 13, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe continues the new offensive playcaller series with a detailed look at the fantasy football impact of Pat Shurmur taking over at head coach for the NY Giants. Jeff breaks down Shurmur's hybrib West Coast offense, and discusses how Odell Beckham Jr. will fare in this system. He then looks to how quarterbacks have performed under Shurmur and discusses Eli Manning's fit. Jeff wraps things up by telling you why Saquon Barkley is a perfect Shurmur running back and breaks down Evan Engram's Year 2 prospects.

 

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Jul 10, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe continues the new offensive playcaller series with a detailed look at the fantasy football impact of Frank Reich taking over at head coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Jeff breaks down Reich's offensive philosophy, including his time in the 90s-era Bills "K-Gun" offense, and discusses whether this system fits Andrew Luck's skill set. He then breaks down the pass catchers, including T.Y. Hilton and both tight ends, Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron. Jeff wraps things up with a word on the Colts backfield.

 

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Jul 9, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe continues the new offensive playcaller series with a detailed look at the fantasy football impact of Matt Nagy taking over at head coach for the Chicago Bears. Jeff breaks down Nagy's offensive philosophy and discusses how Mitchell Trubisky should fare in this offense. He then discusses Trey Burton's potential for a breakout as the lead pass-catching tight end in Chicago. Jeff wraps things up with a look at whether Jordan Howard is a fit in Nagy's offense and what that means for his 2018 fantasy stock.

 

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Jul 7, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off the offensive coordinator coaching carousel series with a detailed look at the fantasy football impact of Mike McCoy taking over at offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. Jeff breaks down McCoy's offensive philosophy and discusses whether his offense is a fit for Sam Bradford. He then discusses the wide receivers, including whether Larry Fitzgerald's role will change under McCoy. Jeff wraps things up with a look at how David Johnson's game meshes with McCoy's offense and discusses Ricky Seals-Jones as a possible sleeper fantasy option.

 

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Jun 22, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on all of the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL including Jameis Winston's potential suspension, an update on the Browns quarterbacks and running backs, what to do with the Packers' backfield, Ronald Jones' expected workload, Allen Hurns in the driver's seat to be the Cowboys No. 1 wideout, Eric Ebron standing out, and much more. Jeff then gives his thoughts on tight end and breaks down a case for drafting Rob Gronkowski this year. Jeff also answers a twitter question on how to adjust draft strategy in a 10-team league.

Jun 8, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on all of the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL, including the fantasy fallout of Julian Edelman's four-game suspension, Deon Cain impressing in OTAs, Laquon Treadwell love, the Titans backfield committee, Duke Johnson potentially seeing a reduced role, Andrew Luck still not throwing, Carson Wentz making progress and more. Jeff also breaks down optimal best ball roster construction and discusses the strategy he used to trade picks in a recent dynasty rookie draft.

Jun 1, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on all of the recent fantasy football news from around the NFL including how the Chargers using more 3-wide impacts Keenan Allen, Devante Parker's 2018 outlook, Sterling Shepard seeing time on the outside, Corey Davis impressing in OTAs, Michael Gallup's Year 1 projection, Brandon Marshall signing with the Seahawks, Jordan Howard's role going forward in Chicago, Christian McCaffrey bulking up, Jay Ajayi as a workhorse, Kerryon Johnson's outlook, and pumping the brakes on Rico Gathers. Jeff also breaks down game script and talks about why it's important for fantasy as well as some key metrics for evaluating potential game script.

May 24, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down (literally) Hunter Henry's season-ending injury and tells the story of his nickname for Henry. Jeff also checks in on the recent news from around the NFL including an update on Andrew Luck, rookie Anthony Miller's role with the Bears, and Jerick McKinnon's potential workload with the 49ers. He then breaks down draft strategies in deeper leagues.

May 18, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe continues the best ball talk with some thoughts on how best ball can make you a better drafter. He then breaks down his latest fantasy football rankings with a look at the top 25 players in PPR scoring along with some strategies for how to approach the early rounds of your drafts.

Jeff Ratcliffe's Top 200 PPR rankings - https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/fantasy-football-jeff-ratcliffes-top-200-ppr-fantasy-rankings-for-2018

May 17, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL including Chris Godwin potentially starting for the Bucs, Bears head coach Matt Nagy's positive comments on Tarik Cohen, and Allen Robinson's recovery. Jeff then dives into best ball ADP and highlights undervalued and overvalued options at all four skill positions along with insights into his strategies for roster construction in best ball leagues.

May 11, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down all of the depth charts in the AFC. Topics include: a word of caution on LeSean McCoy, which Dolphins receiver benefits most from Jarvis Landry's departure, Sony Michel's role in New England, is there any value to be had on the Jets, which Ravens wideout offers the most fantasy value, can we trust any Bengals receiver not named A.J. Green, should fantasy players prefer Jarvis Landry or Josh Gordon, who is Le'Veon Bell's handcuff, can Lamar Miller hold the starting job in Houston, which Colts running back should fantasy players target, Jaguars depth chart #FakeNews, how will the Titans running back touches be distributed, which Broncos running back is in the lead, will Kareem Hunt pick up where he left off, Hunter Henry's potential target share, and who will man the No. 2 wideout spot for the Raiders.

May 10, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe is back to break down all of the depth charts in the NFC. Topics include how the Cowboy's wide receiver group lines up, who to keep an eye on as the Giants' No. 3 wideout, what fantasy players should think about Jay Ajayi in 2018, reason to pump the brakes on Derrius Guice, a rookie sleeper in Chicago, how the touches break down in the Lions' backfield, which Packers' running back to target, who will emerge as the Vikings' No. 3 wide receiver, who is the No. 2 fantasy receiver in Atlanta, what does C.J. Anderson's signing mean for Christian McCaffrey, what does Mark Ingram's suspension do to Alvin Kamara's fantasy stock, can we trust O.J. Howard or Cameron Brate for fantasy, will Christian Kirk start in Year 1, how to value the Rams wide receivers, who replaces Jimmy Graham in Seattle, and Jerick McKinnon's 2018 fantasy outlook.

May 4, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down everything you need to know about strategy in 2018 dynasty fantasy football rookie drafts. He gives key takeaways and observations from the drafts he's been in and tells you how to use this information to attack your draft. Jeff also breaks down his rookie draft board, highlighting which rounds to target specific players from the four skill positions.

May 3, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe is back from the NFL Draft in Dallas to break down the fantasy football outlook for every skill position player selected in the AFC. Jeff gives his thoughts on the fantasy impact of each pick, and provides insights into how to value the bigger name players for your fantasy football rookie drafts.

May 2, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe is back from the NFL Draft in Dallas to break down the fantasy football outlook for every skill position player selected in the NFC. Jeff gives his thoughts on the fantasy impact of each pick, and provides insights into how to value the bigger name players for your fantasy football rookie drafts.

Apr 27, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe comes to you live from Dallas at the 2018 NFL Draft to give you instant fantasy football analysis on all of the skill position players selected in the first round. He starts with a look at the five quarterbacks taken with thoughts on the long-term fantasy outlook for Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, and Lamar Jackson. Jeff then breaks down the fantasy outlooks and provides projections for Saquon Barkley, Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, D.J. Moore, Calvin Ridley, and Hayden Hurst.

Apr 25, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on all of the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL, including Rob Gronkowski announcing that he's playing in 2018, Cameron Meredith's fantasy potential with the Saints, and still no update on Dez Bryant's destination. Jeff then takes a look at the top rookie running backs and wide receivers in this year's draft class and identifies the ideal landing spot that would give each player immediate fantasy value this season.

Apr 20, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL, including Willie Snead signing an offer sheer with the Ravens and the Giants releasing Brandon Marshall. Jeff then breaks down the 2018 NFL schedule release with a look at fantasy strength of schedule based on current NFL rosters for all four skill positions.

Apr 18, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL, including rumblings about Tom Brady not playing in 2018, when and where Dez Bryant will land, and will Jordan Howard be the Bears' feature back this season. Jeff then does a deep dive on the rookie tight end class with his rankings, player evaluations, and overall strategy for the position.

Apr 13, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL and breaks down the fantasy implications of Dez Bryant being released from the Dallas Cowboys. Jeff also discusses PFF's latest rookie mock draft, including his thoughts on how to value rookie draft picks, overall strategy, and insights into how to attack this year's rookie class.

Ratcliffe's rookie WR rankings

Apr 6, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on all of the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL including the Patriots signing Jordan Matthews and Troy Niklas, the potential fantasy impact of Cameron Meredith going to the Saints, and more rumblings from Dallas on Dez Bryant. Jeff then dives into his pre-draft top 20 rookie wide receivers and gives a detailed fantasy scouting report on all of the top wideouts in this year's rookie class.

Apr 4, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down the fantasy football implications of the Patriots trading Brandin Cooks to the Rams. He discusses Cooks' 2018 outlook along with the fantasy impact on Jared Goff, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, and Chris Hogan. Jeff also gives his thoughts on PFF's latest NFL draft mock and discusses the "what if" scenarios if the picks in the mock actually happen.

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Mar 30, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down all of the latest fantasy football news from around the NFL, including Rob Gronkowski trade rumors, Eric Ebron's outlook with the Colts, what to expect from Carlos Henderson in 2018, and Lamar Jackson not running a 40-yard dash at his pro day. Jeff then goes team-by-team to give you 32 observations from the first batch of fantasy football projections for 2018.

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Mar 28, 2018

Jeff Ratcliffe checks in on all of the latests fantasy football news from around the NFL, including the Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors, the new NFL catch rule, Dez Bryant's future with Dallas, Trey Burton's fantasy outlook in Chicago, injury updates for some of fantasy's biggest names, and a look at some potential changing backfields. Jeff also breaks down some of his recent research on target and carry shares across the NFL.

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