FFBDPod 27:
ESPN's Field Yates
Baldwin, Decker & More


Fantasy Wolves with Field Yates

We only welcome the boldest, most informed Wolves into our den, and we lead off our Training Camp with perhaps the most in-tune analyst of them all: ESPN’s Field Yates.

Yates opens with some breaking news around Doug Baldwin’s health and who could step up in his absence, plus Eric Decker and his potential fit with the Patriots. Then, we go into the den. First, the boys discuss some of their bolder agreements, including a shared loved for Derrius Guice, Jerick McKinnon, Marquise Goodwin, and Julian Edelman, as well as the uncommon ranking of Michael Thomas ahead of Julio Jones.

The claws then come out, as The Wolf calls out some mistakes he sees in Yates rankings. From being too low on Corey Davis, Rex Burkhead, and Tarik Cohen, to a little too high on Dak Prescott, Yates defends his rankings against some hot Wolf Takes.

Plus, the Truth and Wolf run down another jam-packed stock watch, covering:

-- Why Derrius Guice continues rising even further -- all the way up to The Wolf’s second round
-- The state of the Patriots pass-catching corps with Eric Decker now here
--The state of the Seahawks pass-catch corps with Doug Baldwin currently gone (and where he ranks)
-- The latest on the Colts backfield, and who we would target, and fade, from this mess
-- Why Marquise Goodwin will be one of fantasy’s top bargains
-- How Jordy Nelson is looking early in camp
-- If we buy that Christian McCaffrey will see 25-30 touches (lol, no)

And so much more. Between arguably our biggest guest ever, some crucial breaking news, and insane rankings insight, this episode is among our best yet. If you’re a fantasy football fan, you can’t miss it!

Today's Guest

Field Yates



ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates needs no introduction for most in the Fantasy Community... but for our mom and nephews:

Yates co-host the Fantasy Focus podcast with industry trailblazer Matthew Berry, and i one of the faces of their premier Fantasy TV Show Fantasy Football Now. He also writes for the Insider pages of ESPN.com and ESPN Boston, and often drops by SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. ​

Prior to his time with ESPN, Yates spent two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and interned for four summers with the New England Patriots. During his time in Kansas City, he worked on both the scouting and coaching staffs, and split his four summers in New England with coaching and scouting duties as well. A native of Weston, Mass., Yates attended Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor of arts in psychology.

 You'll Learn

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    Why Derrius Guice is now worthy of a second-rounder... and why Yates is (correctly) higher on him than his colleagues
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    What Eric Decker could bring to the Patriots and how targets could be distributed here
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    What Doug Baldwin's absence means for his own fantasy stock, and the WRs around him
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    How Marquise Goodwin is shaping up to be one of the steals of 2018, and why Yates agrees
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    Why ESPN and Yates needs to be higher on Corey Davis, and why he's bound to explode
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    What Jerick McKinnon brings to the table, and is one of 2018's most compelling Breakout Candidates 
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    Why Rex Burkhead and Tarik Cohen deserve far more respect from ESPN


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Just like the real game, fantasy football is truly a game of inches. From that crucial waiver wire pick-up, to the right draft-day selection in Round 9, fantasy titles are won with those hard-nosed, unsung, fullback-esque moves. That’s where the astutely researched, undeniably bold, and unfathomably genius opinions of our very-own Wolf and Truth come in. Gritty. Dirty. Always pushing the pile. Gain that crucial yard with the Fantasy Fullback Dive.

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