PFN Pass Updates

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Updates: September 2, 2022

Coming to PFN Pass next week

Fantasy Football Season Guide

Fantasy football drafts are almost over, but that doesn’t mean our fantasy content is stopping! Starting next week, we’ll be launching our fantasy football season guide. This includes the following:

Access to our fantasy analysts: In our Discord server, you’ll be able to talk to our fantasy analysts throughout the day. We’ll also have dedicated AMAs, where they’ll answer your questions. This includes:

  • Sunday Start/Sit Advice from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Waiver Wire Madness on Tuesdays (Time TBD)
  • Trade Targets on Wednesdays (Time TBD)

Weekly Snap Reports
We’ll break down snap count trends for running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends.

Red-Zone Report
We’ll look at trends around usage in the red zone and provide analysis that will help you in future weeks.

Weekly Fantasy Takeaways
Publishing every Monday, we’ll break down all of the key observations from Sunday and tell you what that means for you and your team.

Throw-by-Throw CFB QB Analysis

PFN Draft Director Cam Mellor studies the top 20 quarterbacks in the 2023, 2024, and 2025 NFL Draft classes with our Noteworthy Football Throw (NFT) and Interceptable Pass Attempt (IPA) metrics.

Classified as passes thrown into tight windows, with anticipation, downfield, and/or away from coverage, NFTs are essentially those throws that consist of roughly the top 10% of all throws. Moreover, they are throws that only 10% of quarterbacks can make on a regular basis.

As they sound, IPAs (no, not the beer) are those ill-advised throws that are or could and should be intercepted.

Drill into which quarterbacks are the best at making highlight-reel throws with our stable metrics from college to pro.

Turning Point: Film Breakdown

PFN Lead NFL Analyst Dalton Miller looks at the turning point of one NFL game each week during the season and provides a film breakdown of what happened, why it happened, and what it meant for the remainder of the game.

Interactive Discord Experiences

Our analysts across the company are ready to interact with you on our Discord server every week throughout the season (and offseason, too!). Here’s what the schedule looks like starting next week:

Sundays

  • Betting/DFS Advice from 12:15-1:00 p.m. ET with PFN Betting Director BJ Rudell
  • Fantasy Start/Sit Advice from 12:15-1:00 p.m. ET with the PFN fantasy staff

Mondays

  • Miami Dolphins AMA from 12:00-12:30 p.m. ET with PFN NFL Director Adam Beasley
  • Interactive Mock Draft at 8:00 p.m. ET with PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings

Tuesdays

  • Waiver Wire Madness with the PFN fantasy staff (Time TBD)

Wednesdays

  • Trade target advice with the PFN fantasy staff (Time TBD)

Thursdays

  • CFB/Draft AMA with PFN Draft Analyst Oli Hodgkinson (Time TBD)
  • NFL AMA with one of our NFL analysts (Time TBD)

Friday

  • NFL Insider Buzz with PFN NFL Insider Aaron Wilson at 12:00 p.m. ET

Updates this week in PFN Pass

‘Animal Style’ Scouting

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network and the Move the Sticks podcast joins Trey Wingo and Brett Yarris on More Than Football. The fellas discuss the challenges with scouting a person’s character, DJ’s most successful failure, and the ongoing problem of “hot take” culture in sports media. Click here to watch this episode.

Notable PFN Pass Fantasy Movers

There weren’t many noticeable shifts, with the exception of the Titans D/ST pointing downward along with Texans RB Marlon Mack. Meanwhile, Texans RB Dameon Pierce’s stock is up compared to last week. Plus, we’ve updated several player outlooks based on roster cuts and movement throughout the league. Click here to view all of our player outlooks

Updates: August 26, 2022

Landmines and the Secretary of State (More than Football)

Super Agent Leigh Steinberg joins Trey Wingo and Brett Yarris in this week’s More Than Football episode. In a life that has truly been more than football, Leigh tells stories of demining landmines with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, his crusade against concussions, and so much more!

Notable PFN Pass DFS Movers

  • QB Trey Lance continues his climb as an increasingly high-upside fantasy quarterback who appears poised to hit the ground running (literally and figuratively) in Week 1.
  • RBs Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell are now neck-and-neck in our rankings. Sanders has been ranked well below his ADP — and Gainwell well above — for weeks. But this week, their gap has significantly tightened.
  • WRs Chris Olave has moved past Michael Thomas as the No. 1 Saints WR. Thomas’s hamstring injury — however minor — is a reminder that his best four NFL seasons might be firmly in the rearview mirror.
  • TE Darren Waller has dropped well below his ADP. His advancing age and more crowded receiving corps were already baked into his former TE6 ranking. Renewed injury concerns have pushed him down further.

Upcoming AMAs in Discord

This coming week, tune into the PFN Discord Server for the following:

Fantasy Mock Drafts
Monday at noon, Wednesday at 8 p.m., and Friday at noon (ET)

Join our fantasy analysts and others worldwide to participate in a fantasy football mock draft ahead of the 2022 NFL season. Draft, talk strategy, and much more! Want to join the next mock draft? Join here.

Betting Futures | Monday at 8 p.m. ET
Join PFN Fantasy/Betting Analyst Ian Wharton as he discusses future bets for the upcoming season.

Draft Breakouts | Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET
Join PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings as he talks about his favorite college football prospects that he believes could elevate their 2023 NFL Draft stock with a breakout season.

Fantasy Draft Q&A | Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
The PFN Fantasy Football Team will answer any and all questions you have about fantasy football.

Preseason Betting | Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET
Join PFN Betting Director BJ Rudell as he breaks down the top preseason bets this coming week.

Draft Breakouts | Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET
PFN Draft Analyst Oli Hodgkinson will break down the best of college football. Grab a coffee and a doughnut, and come enjoy your morning talking about college football.

Join the PFN Discord Server for free here!

Updates: August 19, 2022

The forbidden 30 for 30 (More Than Football)
Dallas Cowboys all-time leading tackler Darren Woodson joins Trey Wingo and Brett Yarris on More Than Football. Just how crazy were the ’90s Cowboys? What was Darren’s first day at ESPN like? All this and more in this installment of More Than Football!

Notable PFN Pass Top 400 movers
Our top 400 rankings and positional range-of-outcome rankings, were updated during the week. Notable changes from BJ Rudell include:

  • Deshaun Watson inches upward on the news that he’s been suspended for only 11 games. His earlier QB35 ranking assumed the six-game suspension would increase significantly. He’s now an intriguing investment with great upside. However, I’m urging subscribers to consider the Browns owe him over $200 million guaranteed, have a fairly brutal schedule through Week 1, have a sub-par starter in Jacoby Brissett, and would be foolish to risk an ACL tear for their prized franchise QB in meaningless games if they are (realistically) 5-8 with no shot at the postseason.
  • David Montgomery’s value plummets. He’s running out of time to lock down anything remotely resembling a bell-cow role this season. Khalil Herbert is effectively pushing for equal time.
  • Travis Etienne keeps climbing based on A) his demonstrable health, and B) James Robinson’s questionable September role.
  • Javonte Williams has pushed into the top 10. Ignore the continued rumors about a timeshare with Melvin Gordon. Williams pushed for 250 touches as a rookie. There’s no good reason he couldn’t hit 280 this year and take on more goal-line work.
  • Finally, Seattle’s backfield is fascinating and fast-moving. Rashaad Penny holds mostly steady, while Kenneth Walker falls after news of his hernia surgery, which may or may not limit him to open the season. DeeJay Dallas (and, to some extent, Travis Homer) are among the most valuable non-top-two RBs in the league.

Upcoming AMAs in Discord

This coming week, tune into the PFN Discord Server for the following:

Fantasy Mock Drafts
Monday at noon, Wednesday at 8 p.m., and Friday at noon (ET)

Join our fantasy analysts and others worldwide to participate in a fantasy football mock draft ahead of the 2022 NFL season. Draft, talk strategy, and much more! Want to join the next mock draft? Join here.

Betting Futures | Monday at 8 p.m. ET
Join PFN Fantasy/Betting Analyst Ian Wharton as he discusses future bets for the upcoming season.

Draft Breakouts | Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET
Join PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings as he talks about his favorite college football prospects that he believes could elevate their 2023 NFL Draft stock with a breakout season.

Fantasy Draft Q&A | Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
The PFN Fantasy Football Team will answer any and all questions you have about fantasy football.

Preseason Betting | Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET
Join PFN Betting Director BJ Rudell as he breaks down the top preseason bets this coming week.

Draft Breakouts | Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET
PFN Draft Analyst Oli Hodgkinson will break down the best of college football. Grab a coffee and a doughnut, and come enjoy your morning talking about college football.

CFB QB Chat | Friday at 8 p.m. ET
Every week throughout the NFL preseason, PFN Draft Director Cam Mellor will discuss (and drink) all the quarterbacks around the country, from Miami to Hawaii. What does it take to be a top QB? What do scouts want to see? What can fans anticipate from their favorite QB? Who can break out? Who needs more work? What do your team’s QB opponents look like this season? All of this and more!

Join the PFN Discord Server for free here!

Updates: August 12, 2022

“The Big Boys Club” (More than Football)
Geoff Schwartz — eight-year NFL veteran, Fox Sports contributor, and creator/host of “The Big Boys Club” — joins More than Football. He talks to Trey and Brett about his career after NFL retirement and finding his place in the current sports media landscape.

Updated player rankings
Our top 400 rankings and positional range-of-outcome rankings, were updated during the week. Notable changes include:

  • WR D.J. Chark (138 ADP) continues to push upward on our rankings and is now sitting at No. 102. The biggest question this summer has been whether he’s fully recovered. He now appears poised to be a featured playmaker in an improved Lions offense.
  • RBs Pierre Strong (302 ADP) and Kevin Harris (>400 ADP) moved up on the news that James White has retired. One of these two should inherit more work as a result. Our money has been on Strong, who ran better than Harris Thursday night (though Harris did get the goal-line score).
  • Josh Jacobs (39 ADP) continues his free fall on our rankings, and is now No. 98. Campus buzz and preseason performances by Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah are putting more pressure on Jacobs’ fantasy value. Additionally, Kenyan Drake and Brandon Bolden still loom. This could become a hot-hand backfield at any time. Jacobs is a sharp fade.
  • Elijah Mitchell (50 ADP) is also significantly overvalued. He’s No. 105 on our draft board, in the belief that he has little chance of recapturing last season’s rookie magic. A healthier Jeff Wilson and a reborn Trey Sermon could turn this backfield into an RBBC as soon as Week 1.

Updates: August 5, 2022

The dark side of what we love (More than Football)
Andrew Brandt joins Trey Wingo and Brett Yarris in this More Than Football episode in light of the ongoing legal troubles for Washington Commanders and owner Dan Snyder. Andrew, calling on his years as a team executive, pulled back the curtain of how the league operates in these situations.

New player profiles
New profile players were added based on recent developments around the league.

Updated player rankings
Our top 400 rankings and positional range-of-outcome rankings, were updated during the week. Notable changes include:

  • Zamir White, RB
    Already ranked about 80 spots ahead of his ADP, we’ve bumped him up approximately 30 more spots as his likelihood of earning a share of — or sole possession of — the Raiders’ starting job increases.
  • Mason Rudolph, QB
    Presumed to be the Steelers’ #3 QB this season (based on ADP), Rudolph has looked relatively sharp this preseason and is reportedly pushing Mitch Trubisky for the #1 job. He’s jumped to QB36, making him a big 2-QB-league buy compared to his ADP.
  • Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy
    Already ranked ahead of their ADPs, Sutton and Jeudy have moved up even higher on our draft board after Tim Patrick’s season-ending ACL tear.
  • Hayden Hurst
    Not a mover, but we remain shocked and confused that he remains the TE23 with an overall 191 ADP. Based on upside alone, his value is massively higher.

The biggest non-injured decliners this week include:

  • Damien Harris, RB
    The strangely overvalued Harris was already ranked approximately 30 spots below his ADP heading into training camp. Now it’s 51 spots below as Rhamondre Stevenson continues to make his move.
  • Brevin Jordan, TE
    The assumed #1 TE in Houston is officially the #2 entering the preseason, behind Pharaoh Brown. This doesn’t mean Brown will outperform Jordan this season, but it does push Jordan outside most uber-deep-league and Best Ball drafts.
  • Deshaun Watson, QB
    Not a drop, but a notable hold. He’s been our QB35 for weeks– before the suspension news, after the suspension news, and now after the NFL’s appeal. He remains the same great-upside dart throw he’s always been. But the rosy scenarios projected by his six-game suspension don’t align with the sustained risks that he might not start more than a few games this season.

New rankings feature in spreadsheets
A new rankings feature added to our fantasy range-of-outcomes spreadsheets helps managers discern when to draft players based on their ADP. For example, Zamir White is valued as roughly an eighth-round pick. But his ADP suggests he’s roughly a 16th/17th round pick.

So, the sweet spot for drafting him is the 12th round. If his ADP spikes to the 13th round, his target-round cell will update to around the 10th/11th round. This helps managers draft smarter, scooping up players at the right time while still locking in value.

Updates: July 29, 2022

Food, Frappuccinos, and Football
Former NFL general manager and founder of the 33rd team, Mike Tannenbaum joins Trey Wingo and discusses the importance of the bond between a coach and the front office. Who gets to make the final call on the roster? How much pizza and coffee is consumed to reach a decision? Mike let’s us know the secrets to every head coach’s heart.

Player Profiles
Updates were made to injured players in their profiles, including John Metchie and Justyn Ross, along with Chris Carson who retired.

Updated rankings
Our top 400 rankings, along with positional range-of-outcome rankings, were updated during the week. Notable changes include:

  • Trey Lance moved up after Kyle Shanahan confirmed that the Jimmy Garoppolo era is over, and that “This is Trey Lance’s team.”
  • Kenneth Gainwell moved up based on his early usage in camp, and the fact that Miles Sanders likely will remain an underutilized starter at best. Gainwell is well-positioned to become a top-10 RB handcuff with stand-alone weekly value. As a result, Sanders has moved down below his ADP.
  • Nico Collins moved up on the news that John Metchie III “likely” will miss the season due to a leukemia diagnosis. Working in one of the league’s top-heaviest receiving corps, he’ll likely have more targets as a result.
  • Julio Jones jumped on the board after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him. He’s just outside his current ADP with a chance to pop if Chris Godwin’s Week 1 outlook dims.
  • Keep an eye on Parris Campbell, who we tagged as a “big bargain” earlier this month at more than 30 points ahead of his WR ADP. If he stays healthy this preseason, he could push up another 20 points and into must-draft territory for deeper leaguers. 

Business of Football Media AMA
Wondering what it takes to make it into the football media industry as a full-time employee? PFN’s executive management team, along with others on the PFN staff, will be answering your questions LIVE over the next several weeks about everything and anything you want to know about the business side of the football media industry.

On Monday, August 1 at 8 p.m. ET in the PFN Discord Channel, join PFN’s Chief Executive Officer Matt Cannata as he answers questions in a live chat about what it takes to get noticed by executives, what PFN looks for in full-time candidates, the demands of the industry, and more. 

Then, on Wednesday, August 3 at 8 p.m. ET in the PFN Discord Channel, PFN’s Chief Product Officer Brett Yarris will chat with the audience via video and chat about roles in the industry as a non-journalist. This includes supports such as video production, graphic design, marketing, and more.   

Updates: July 22, 2022

Top 400 Range-of-Outcome Rankings compared with overall ADP
Aligned with our Range-of-Outcome Rankings, we’ve now listed a top 400 ranking list, which can be on the range-of-outcome rankings page.. 

Condensed Range-of-Outcome Positional Rankings
These spreadsheets are for on-the-go fantasy managers who want to scan things more easily on their phones. These can be found in all of our positional rankings spreadsheets.

Jeff Saturday: More than Football
Long-time center for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, Jeff Saturday sits down with Trey Wingo to discuss the punishment of playing football along with the opportunities it can bring you as he considers whether or not his son should play the brutal sport. Jeff also talks about the infamous clip of him getting screamed at by Peyton. Watch to see who he says was wrong in that situation.

Weekly AMA with the NFL team
Every week, members of our NFL team will be hosting AMA sessions in our various Discord channels. Stay tuned to the calendar in Discord for more information as it becomes available. If you haven’t already joined our Discord, you can do so here.