Shawn Siegele

Author of the original Zero RB article and 2013 NFFC Primetime Grand Champion. 11-time main event league winner. 2015, 2017, 2018 titles in MFL10 of Death.

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Shawn Siegele’s 27 Priority Targets for Summer FFPC Drafts

After an exciting 2023 FFPC season where he placed two Main Event teams and reached an FFPC best ball finals for the third straight year, Shawn Siegele provides an early look at his priority targets for the summer. In the past, I’ve put my priority targets list out in August to get subscribers ready for their most important Main Event and home league drafts. As…...

Perpetual Reloading and the Permanent Championship Window: 2024 Rookie Draft Edition

Shawn Siegele breaks down all seven of his FFPC rookie drafts in the RotoViz TriFlex format. He provides his favorite options in all rounds and explains how to create blockbuster deals that help you and your trade partner win (while the other 10 managers lose).  Our dynasty approach is built on two intertwined ideas: Perpetual Reloading and the Permanent Championship Window. We use one to…...

Top 50 Rookies: How to Play Rookie Drafts with Tiers, Tradeback Options, and Comfort Levels for Each Pick

Shawn Siegele sets you up for dynasty rookie drafts in the FFPC and across the fantasy football landscape with a look at his current top-50 rookies, including upside scenarios, trade-back options, and comfort levels for each pick. After posting live updates to my top-50 rookies throughout draft weekend, this exercise takes on the project from a slightly different angle. We’ll explore 2024 dynasty values through…...

Shawn Siegele’s Updated Top 36 Rookie Rankings Through Reality Round 4

Shawn Siegele continues to adjust his rookie rankings after Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Wow, Day 2 was just what it always is: thrilling, weird, heartbreaking, and more than a little bit odd when it comes to the players actually coveted by NFL teams. It’s also long. Ben Gretch and I streamed for almost five hours, covering the entire event for a special…...

2024 NFL Draft: Top 50 Rookie Rankings – Live Day 1 Updates

Shawn Siegele adjusts his top-50 rookie rankings live during Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft. You can check out the pre-draft version of this piece for even more detail and radio embeds (including trade-value agnostic rankings for the Big 6), but I’m now moving to the in-draft version for a little bit cleaner experience with the live updates. I’ll have risers in green and…...

The 2024 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Pre-Draft Top 50

Shawn Siegele ranks his top-50 rookie prospects as we reach Day 1 of the NFL. This exercise helps provide a bit of a baseline before all of the festivities over the next three days. If you liked the write-ups in the 2024 Rookie Guide, I’m going to build them out the next step today, diving deeper into the SIS stats and adding insight from the…...

Drake Maye Is a Rich Man’s Mix of Josh Allen and Justin Herbert . . . and Should Be the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

The Rookie 1.01: Marvin Harrison Is Safer at WR Than Caleb Williams at QB (and Has More Upside)

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Jayden Daniels Is About to Reset the Scale and Should Be the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Caleb Williams Will Soon Be the Overall 1.01: Don’t Miss on Him Now as the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Bo Nix Is the QB Teams Should Be Fighting Over

Shawn Siegele explains why the loaded 2024 quarterback class could feature a consolation prize that pays off in a huge way and at a fraction of the price.  Everybody knows that Bo Nix is entering the NFL as an elderly prospect who just spent his final season throwing underneath relentlessly. He looks like the type of pure system QB who usually fails at the professional…...

Is This 2024 Draft Slider About to Follow in Terry McLaurin’s Footsteps?

Shawn Siegele begins the 2024 draft prospects sleeper series with an intriguing wide receiver who goes late in pre-draft best ball contests. Terry McLaurin burst onto the NFL stage as a rookie. During the 2019 season he flashed serious vertical ability, and while he’s never fully emerged as a star — perhaps due to a series of poor quarterbacks pulling the trigger — McLaurin has…...

What Will the First 2 Rounds of Superflex Rookie Drafts Look Like in 2024?

Shawn Siegele explores his projections for the first two rounds of 2024 Superflex rookie drafts. The combine was an absolute blast as always. Although arguably overstated and frequently dangerous, it fills out our understanding of prospect athleticism and occasionally delivers record-breaking performances.  Blair Andrews and Neil Dutton have broken down the three positions where player testing has the most relevance for fantasy projection. Records…...

Superstars and Sleepers: These 2024 RB Prospects Excel in an Undervalued Metric

Shawn Siegele discusses the role of forced missed tackles in NFL draft evaluation and breaks down the top RB prospects in the 2024 class. We’re about to release the first edition of the 2024 RotoViz Rookie Guide, and I’m excited for what will be our best product yet. We’ll be using all of the signature RotoViz rookie metrics, including data from the Box Score Scout…...

Which 2024 RB Draft Prospects Look Like Broken Tackle Monsters?

Shawn Siegele discusses the role of broken tackles in NFL draft evaluation and breaks down the top prospects in the 2024 class. The first edition of the 2024 RotoViz Rookie Guide will be out shortly, and I’m excited for what will be our best product yet. We’ll be using all of the signature RotoViz rookie metrics, as well as a ton of advanced stats from…...

The Gauntlet Returns: How to Navigate Underdog’s Divisional Round ADP

Shawn Siegele explores the nuances of building Underdog playoff rosters now that we’re down to eight teams as we enter the Divisional Round. Wild Card weekend lived up to its branding and delivered in a way that regular season football generally did not in 2023. As Colm and I broke down on Overtime yesterday, the initial wave of playoff games followed our expected script but…...

FFPC Playoff Contest: The RV Tools Give Us Scenarios for Every Team But One (and Not the Obvious One)

Shawn Siegele dives deep into the RotoViz tools and presents his game plan for attacking the 2024 FFPC Playoff contest. Perhaps no fantasy game is quite as fun to enter, discuss, and debate as the FFPC Playoff contest. You get to choose your own players without interference from other drafters, eliminating every excuse. You can win $500,000 in the course of a month instead of…...

Shawn Siegele’s 27 Priority Targets for Summer FFPC Drafts

After an exciting 2023 FFPC season where he placed two Main Event teams and reached an FFPC best ball finals for the third straight year, Shawn Siegele provides an early look at his priority targets for the summer. In the past, I’ve put my priority targets list out in August to get subscribers ready for their most important Main Event and home league drafts. As…...

Perpetual Reloading and the Permanent Championship Window: 2024 Rookie Draft Edition

Shawn Siegele breaks down all seven of his FFPC rookie drafts in the RotoViz TriFlex format. He provides his favorite options in all rounds and explains how to create blockbuster deals that help you and your trade partner win (while the other 10 managers lose).  Our dynasty approach is built on two intertwined ideas: Perpetual Reloading and the Permanent Championship Window. We use one to…...

Top 50 Rookies: How to Play Rookie Drafts with Tiers, Tradeback Options, and Comfort Levels for Each Pick

Shawn Siegele sets you up for dynasty rookie drafts in the FFPC and across the fantasy football landscape with a look at his current top-50 rookies, including upside scenarios, trade-back options, and comfort levels for each pick. After posting live updates to my top-50 rookies throughout draft weekend, this exercise takes on the project from a slightly different angle. We’ll explore 2024 dynasty values through…...

Shawn Siegele’s Updated Top 36 Rookie Rankings Through Reality Round 4

Shawn Siegele continues to adjust his rookie rankings after Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Wow, Day 2 was just what it always is: thrilling, weird, heartbreaking, and more than a little bit odd when it comes to the players actually coveted by NFL teams. It’s also long. Ben Gretch and I streamed for almost five hours, covering the entire event for a special…...

2024 NFL Draft: Top 50 Rookie Rankings – Live Day 1 Updates

Shawn Siegele adjusts his top-50 rookie rankings live during Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft. You can check out the pre-draft version of this piece for even more detail and radio embeds (including trade-value agnostic rankings for the Big 6), but I’m now moving to the in-draft version for a little bit cleaner experience with the live updates. I’ll have risers in green and…...

The 2024 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Pre-Draft Top 50

Shawn Siegele ranks his top-50 rookie prospects as we reach Day 1 of the NFL. This exercise helps provide a bit of a baseline before all of the festivities over the next three days. If you liked the write-ups in the 2024 Rookie Guide, I’m going to build them out the next step today, diving deeper into the SIS stats and adding insight from the…...

Drake Maye Is a Rich Man’s Mix of Josh Allen and Justin Herbert . . . and Should Be the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

The Rookie 1.01: Marvin Harrison Is Safer at WR Than Caleb Williams at QB (and Has More Upside)

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Jayden Daniels Is About to Reset the Scale and Should Be the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Caleb Williams Will Soon Be the Overall 1.01: Don’t Miss on Him Now as the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Bo Nix Is the QB Teams Should Be Fighting Over

Shawn Siegele explains why the loaded 2024 quarterback class could feature a consolation prize that pays off in a huge way and at a fraction of the price.  Everybody knows that Bo Nix is entering the NFL as an elderly prospect who just spent his final season throwing underneath relentlessly. He looks like the type of pure system QB who usually fails at the professional…...

Is This 2024 Draft Slider About to Follow in Terry McLaurin’s Footsteps?

Shawn Siegele begins the 2024 draft prospects sleeper series with an intriguing wide receiver who goes late in pre-draft best ball contests. Terry McLaurin burst onto the NFL stage as a rookie. During the 2019 season he flashed serious vertical ability, and while he’s never fully emerged as a star — perhaps due to a series of poor quarterbacks pulling the trigger — McLaurin has…...

What Will the First 2 Rounds of Superflex Rookie Drafts Look Like in 2024?

Shawn Siegele explores his projections for the first two rounds of 2024 Superflex rookie drafts. The combine was an absolute blast as always. Although arguably overstated and frequently dangerous, it fills out our understanding of prospect athleticism and occasionally delivers record-breaking performances.  Blair Andrews and Neil Dutton have broken down the three positions where player testing has the most relevance for fantasy projection. Records…...

Superstars and Sleepers: These 2024 RB Prospects Excel in an Undervalued Metric

Shawn Siegele discusses the role of forced missed tackles in NFL draft evaluation and breaks down the top RB prospects in the 2024 class. We’re about to release the first edition of the 2024 RotoViz Rookie Guide, and I’m excited for what will be our best product yet. We’ll be using all of the signature RotoViz rookie metrics, including data from the Box Score Scout…...

Which 2024 RB Draft Prospects Look Like Broken Tackle Monsters?

Shawn Siegele discusses the role of broken tackles in NFL draft evaluation and breaks down the top prospects in the 2024 class. The first edition of the 2024 RotoViz Rookie Guide will be out shortly, and I’m excited for what will be our best product yet. We’ll be using all of the signature RotoViz rookie metrics, as well as a ton of advanced stats from…...

The Gauntlet Returns: How to Navigate Underdog’s Divisional Round ADP

Shawn Siegele explores the nuances of building Underdog playoff rosters now that we’re down to eight teams as we enter the Divisional Round. Wild Card weekend lived up to its branding and delivered in a way that regular season football generally did not in 2023. As Colm and I broke down on Overtime yesterday, the initial wave of playoff games followed our expected script but…...

FFPC Playoff Contest: The RV Tools Give Us Scenarios for Every Team But One (and Not the Obvious One)

Shawn Siegele dives deep into the RotoViz tools and presents his game plan for attacking the 2024 FFPC Playoff contest. Perhaps no fantasy game is quite as fun to enter, discuss, and debate as the FFPC Playoff contest. You get to choose your own players without interference from other drafters, eliminating every excuse. You can win $500,000 in the course of a month instead of…...

Shawn Siegele’s 27 Priority Targets for Summer FFPC Drafts

After an exciting 2023 FFPC season where he placed two Main Event teams and reached an FFPC best ball finals for the third straight year, Shawn Siegele provides an early look at his priority targets for the summer. In the past, I’ve put my priority targets list out in August to get subscribers ready for their most important Main Event and home league drafts. As…...

Perpetual Reloading and the Permanent Championship Window: 2024 Rookie Draft Edition

Shawn Siegele breaks down all seven of his FFPC rookie drafts in the RotoViz TriFlex format. He provides his favorite options in all rounds and explains how to create blockbuster deals that help you and your trade partner win (while the other 10 managers lose).  Our dynasty approach is built on two intertwined ideas: Perpetual Reloading and the Permanent Championship Window. We use one to…...

Top 50 Rookies: How to Play Rookie Drafts with Tiers, Tradeback Options, and Comfort Levels for Each Pick

Shawn Siegele sets you up for dynasty rookie drafts in the FFPC and across the fantasy football landscape with a look at his current top-50 rookies, including upside scenarios, trade-back options, and comfort levels for each pick. After posting live updates to my top-50 rookies throughout draft weekend, this exercise takes on the project from a slightly different angle. We’ll explore 2024 dynasty values through…...

Shawn Siegele’s Updated Top 36 Rookie Rankings Through Reality Round 4

Shawn Siegele continues to adjust his rookie rankings after Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Wow, Day 2 was just what it always is: thrilling, weird, heartbreaking, and more than a little bit odd when it comes to the players actually coveted by NFL teams. It’s also long. Ben Gretch and I streamed for almost five hours, covering the entire event for a special…...

2024 NFL Draft: Top 50 Rookie Rankings – Live Day 1 Updates

Shawn Siegele adjusts his top-50 rookie rankings live during Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft. You can check out the pre-draft version of this piece for even more detail and radio embeds (including trade-value agnostic rankings for the Big 6), but I’m now moving to the in-draft version for a little bit cleaner experience with the live updates. I’ll have risers in green and…...

The 2024 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Pre-Draft Top 50

Shawn Siegele ranks his top-50 rookie prospects as we reach Day 1 of the NFL. This exercise helps provide a bit of a baseline before all of the festivities over the next three days. If you liked the write-ups in the 2024 Rookie Guide, I’m going to build them out the next step today, diving deeper into the SIS stats and adding insight from the…...

Drake Maye Is a Rich Man’s Mix of Josh Allen and Justin Herbert . . . and Should Be the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

The Rookie 1.01: Marvin Harrison Is Safer at WR Than Caleb Williams at QB (and Has More Upside)

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Jayden Daniels Is About to Reset the Scale and Should Be the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Caleb Williams Will Soon Be the Overall 1.01: Don’t Miss on Him Now as the Rookie 1.01

On a recent episode of Ship Chasing, we ended up joking about both multiple universes and my contention that the battle for rookie 1.01 went six players deep. Pat and Pete suggested that I split myself into six individual Shawns and make the case for each. This is that series. And it’s just in time to help you calibrate expectations before the 2024 NFL draft…....

Bo Nix Is the QB Teams Should Be Fighting Over

Shawn Siegele explains why the loaded 2024 quarterback class could feature a consolation prize that pays off in a huge way and at a fraction of the price.  Everybody knows that Bo Nix is entering the NFL as an elderly prospect who just spent his final season throwing underneath relentlessly. He looks like the type of pure system QB who usually fails at the professional…...

Is This 2024 Draft Slider About to Follow in Terry McLaurin’s Footsteps?

Shawn Siegele begins the 2024 draft prospects sleeper series with an intriguing wide receiver who goes late in pre-draft best ball contests. Terry McLaurin burst onto the NFL stage as a rookie. During the 2019 season he flashed serious vertical ability, and while he’s never fully emerged as a star — perhaps due to a series of poor quarterbacks pulling the trigger — McLaurin has…...

What Will the First 2 Rounds of Superflex Rookie Drafts Look Like in 2024?

Shawn Siegele explores his projections for the first two rounds of 2024 Superflex rookie drafts. The combine was an absolute blast as always. Although arguably overstated and frequently dangerous, it fills out our understanding of prospect athleticism and occasionally delivers record-breaking performances.  Blair Andrews and Neil Dutton have broken down the three positions where player testing has the most relevance for fantasy projection. Records…...

Superstars and Sleepers: These 2024 RB Prospects Excel in an Undervalued Metric

Shawn Siegele discusses the role of forced missed tackles in NFL draft evaluation and breaks down the top RB prospects in the 2024 class. We’re about to release the first edition of the 2024 RotoViz Rookie Guide, and I’m excited for what will be our best product yet. We’ll be using all of the signature RotoViz rookie metrics, including data from the Box Score Scout…...

Which 2024 RB Draft Prospects Look Like Broken Tackle Monsters?

Shawn Siegele discusses the role of broken tackles in NFL draft evaluation and breaks down the top prospects in the 2024 class. The first edition of the 2024 RotoViz Rookie Guide will be out shortly, and I’m excited for what will be our best product yet. We’ll be using all of the signature RotoViz rookie metrics, as well as a ton of advanced stats from…...

The Gauntlet Returns: How to Navigate Underdog’s Divisional Round ADP

Shawn Siegele explores the nuances of building Underdog playoff rosters now that we’re down to eight teams as we enter the Divisional Round. Wild Card weekend lived up to its branding and delivered in a way that regular season football generally did not in 2023. As Colm and I broke down on Overtime yesterday, the initial wave of playoff games followed our expected script but…...

FFPC Playoff Contest: The RV Tools Give Us Scenarios for Every Team But One (and Not the Obvious One)

Shawn Siegele dives deep into the RotoViz tools and presents his game plan for attacking the 2024 FFPC Playoff contest. Perhaps no fantasy game is quite as fun to enter, discuss, and debate as the FFPC Playoff contest. You get to choose your own players without interference from other drafters, eliminating every excuse. You can win $500,000 in the course of a month instead of…...

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