Cody Carpentier

NFL Draft Analyst | Director of Football

Cody Carpentier is our in-house NFL Draft Analyst, and his hand has been on the pulse of PlayerProfiler since 2019. He is now the Director of Football Content for PlayerProfiler. Cody served as the original Intern in 2020. He started at PlayerProfiler as a Formation Charter in 2019 and quickly grew into the role of managing and expanding our charting and data-gathering team. Cody proved to be a leader in the expansion of College Prospects on PlayerProfiler.com, and PlayerProfiler’s social media growth in 2021, including Twitter, YouTube, and the move to be a Livestream-focused company. Cody can be found weekly on Undercovered Opps, The Futurecast, and The Players Lounge Podcasts.

Cody’s grit, grind, and determination have allowed him to become a well-known NFL Analyst. Additionally, he’s enjoyed great success in the fantasy football space. Cody’s focus is on rookies in Dynasty, and Re-Draft primarily. Cody finished in the Top 40 of the PlayerProfiler Championship at the FFWC in 2022.

Beginning in 2022, Cody started working closely with fellow NFL Analyst Alex Dunlap from a friend-company RosterWatch. With Alex, Cody traveled to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Additionally, he traveled to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cody stopped by Liberty for the Malik Willis Pro Day in 2022, as well as the South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, and Virginia Pro Days in 2023. The purpose of Cody’s travels is to scout prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft. “I want to continue paving the path for PlayerProfiler, but this time in the scouting realm of the greatest sport in the world”, Cody said, of his grand goals of continuing to expand PlayerProfilers coverage not only in fantasy but football as well.

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Carpentier: Final 2023 NFL Mock Draft

by Cody Carpentier
My Final 2023 NFL Mock Draft is here! And we are Live from Kansas City this week streaming 18 shows this week on the PlayerProfiler YouTube Channel - Click the link here to watch the NFL Draft Extravaganza for all 3 days, 7 rounds, and 259 selections.
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Cody Carpentier’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft - Three Rounds

by Cody Carpentier
After a month of a consistent C.J. Stroud drum beat, many big named Draft analysts knew the Bryce Young smoke screen was coming, and one of my favorites, Lance Zierlein was ahead of this. Despite being ahead and knowing it was coming down the hatch, Lance still moved Bryce Young up to No.1 overall in his most recent NFL Mock Draft. "Not so fast, my friend" - Coach Lee Corso. My last NFL Mock Draft featured a trade-up to No.1 for C.J. Stroud, because that was the immediate buzz, while in Indianapolis. It just happened to be Carolina, not Las Vegas that moved up to No. 1.
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Cody Carpentier’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

by Cody Carpentier
2023 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (Post-Combine Edition)! Returning from being on the road for three weeks out of four is brutal. I'm sleep deprived, full of booze, but surprisingly still below my average body weight. So, at least I'm doing better than Bryce Young.
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Cody Carpentier's 2023 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

by Cody Carpentier
Sometimes you have to do things you prefer not to do, the Chargers are $22 Million over the cap. Releasing/Trading Keenan Allen enables them to try doing what Minnesota did with Stefon Diggs and Justin Jefferson.
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2023 Senior Bowl: 5 Winners for Fantasy Football

by Cody Carpentier
After a great week in Mobile, Alabama for the 2023 Reese's Senior Bowl, practices and the game are in the books. I'm now settled into the Airbnb in Phoenix for the Media Week of Super Bowl 57. But before the Super Bowl content starts flowing, it's time to talk about the Winners of the Senior Bowl for our Fantasy Football Rosters.
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Cody Carpentier's 2023 All-Senior Bowl Roster

by Cody Carpentier
Say "Hello" to the 2023 PlayerProfiler All-Senior Bowl Roster, who most impressed me in Mobile over the past week, with not only their on-field skills but also their off-field temperaments and personalities as professionals during the week of practices. Some of these players will shine bright in the NFL, and it is our goal to uncover as many studs as possible. Thanks for following along and checking out the Top Prospects from The Reese's Senior Bowl Practices.
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Cody Carpentier's 2023 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

by Cody Carpentier
As NFL Conference Championship Weekend nears, there are four teams currently waiting in the balance on draft position. Kansas City, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, but none of their fanbases are even thinking about the draft.. their eyes are deadset on the Phoenix sunlight, beaming in from the West! Before I make the trek south to Mobile, Alabama with The Podfather, Alex Dunlap, and The Trashman, and across the country to see Dario in Phoenix for Super Bowl week, I am dropping in to bring you the second iteration of my 2023 NFL Mock Draft Series.
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Cody Carpentier's 2023 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

by Cody Carpentier
The Packers have a clear need for weapons, after spending 12 of 17 draft picks in Rounds 1 and 2 on the Defense since 2015, the Packers attempted to trade up for Christian Watson into Round 1 of the 2022 Draft. In 2023, they finally address it and they do it early. It just hasn't worked out for Derek Carr in Las Vegas... or Oakland. The Raiders have a $5.6 Million dollar dead cap OUT in Carr's contract after the 2022 season that will allow Las Vegas to move on and get Josh McDaniels a quarterback of choice in C.J. Stroud.
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Intro to the 2023 NFL Draft Class: Tight End

by Cody Carpentier
The most interesting prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft Class, Arik Gilbert received the no.1 rating by a TE recruit of all time per 247 sports. Gilbert started his college career at LSU in 2020 at less than 245 lbs, where he finished with 35 receptions for 368 yards and 2 touchdowns. After the turmoil and off-field issues, Gilbert left the program and was away from football in 2021. During the 2021 season, Georgia won a National Championship and found a unit at Tight End in freshman Brock Bowers who compiled almost 900 yards. Entering the 2022 College Football season, the duo of Arik Gilbert and Brock Bowers looks to be the best since Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson at Iowa. Gilbert has the athleticism and upside to overtake Michael Mayer as the top tight end in the 2023 NFL Draft Class, but it will take complete dedication and drive from Gilbert in 2022. On the field, there are few limitations - Gilbert's immediate burst is a question, but once he is on the move, as a YAC monster, Gilbert is unstoppable when he wants to be.
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Intro to the 2023 NFL Draft Class: Running Back

by Cody Carpentier
There is a lot of projecting to be done with MarShawn Lloyd entering the 2022 College Football season. But South Carolina is a sleeping giant in the making, and with Lloyd's 4-star pedigree, he is my favorite running back in the class to take that much-needed next step. Throughout the recruiting process, Lloyd had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Texas to name a few, he had his choice and the former high school sprinter chose to stay "close" to home in Maryland by attending South Carolina. On the second day of his true-freshman fall camp, Lloyd Tore his Left ACL and was forced to miss the entire season.
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Intro to the 2023 NFL Draft Class: Quarterbacks

by Cody Carpentier
The 2022 NFL Draft is long in the rearview mirror, but the 2022 NFL and College Football Season is inching closer. So, I will continue on full steam ahead with the Introduction to the 2023 NFL Draft Class, today it's the most interesting position, Quarterback.
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Intro to the 2023 NFL Draft Class: Wide Receivers

by Cody Carpentier
Over the next 3 weeks, I will be breaking down prospects you need to know heading into the 2022 College Football Season and 2023 NFL Draft. From Bryce Young at Quarterback for Alabama to Bryan Breese on the Defensive Line for Clemson, you will leave this series fully equipped and prepared to talk your friend's ear off at the local pub this College Football season.
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Cody Carpentier's Must-Draft List for 2022 Fantasy Football

by Cody Carpentier
Not a lot needs to be said for Jalen Hurts in Fantasy Football. If you are a fan of the Eagles, the talent that Hurts possesses is apparent, but if you just listen to the Philadelphia media, you'd think otherwise. In 2021, Jalen Hurts finished Top 10 in Fantasy points in each of the first 7 weeks of the season, while racking up Twelve QB1 Weeks over the course of the season.
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The Podfathers Must-Draft List for 2022 Fantasy Football

by Cody Carpentier
The best part about playing Fantasy Football is drafting your Fantasy Football team in the fall with all of your friends. But after that, a lot of leagues tend to lose their juice because a lot of owners draft bad players. The goal with this must-draft list series is to assure you do NOT draft "Bad Players" or values, but instead draft the "Best Players" or the best values. Reading an article about the best players to draft is only part of the job, you also have to draft the team, not show up drunk on draft night and let values fly by you, there is game theory to take into account. Don't overlook draft night. The Podfather will not have all six players on every fantasy team nor should you but these will be his most rostered in 2022, and he believes you should jump on board. The following players are The Podfather's Must-Draft targets for the 2022 Fantasy Football season.
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Cody Carpentier's 2023 Early NFL Mock Draft

by Cody Carpentier
The Fourth of July is here and that means the smell of football is in the air for the fairweather fans of the world. As you sit down around the fire, drink a cold one, and pull out the s'more kit this summer, I'd like to give you something to talk about. And so it begins, the 2023 NFL Mock Draft Series. Starting in November of last season for the 2022 class, there is no better time than now to dive into the 2023 class head first and break down the immense talent in this class. From the top defender in Will Anderson from Alabama to the top quarterbacks in C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young, this NFL Draft is looking like a Top 10 for the ages.
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College Football Rankings: Pre-Season Top 25

by Cody Carpentier
The College Football Seasons is a mere 10 weeks away, with Nebraska and Northwestern traveling to Dublin, Ireland to face off on August 27th. With Transfer Portal updates coming daily for teams across the NCAA, the deadline to transfer and be eligible to play in 2022 was May 1st. So I am confident enough to release My Top 25 Pre-Season College Football Rankings. Below I will break down the teams to look out for, and teams to fade against consensus. While breaking down the Top-25 College Football Rankings below, I will also cover some of the Top Prospects to watch for in 2022, as well as some of the top incoming recruits from the 2022 class.
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Cody Carpentier's Final 2022 Mock Draft

by Cody Carpentier
I am back with the final iteration of the 2022 NFL Mock Draft series, many hours of grinding, and months of prospecting. I have entered the below mock into the HuddleReport.com Mock Draft Challenge. Just know while perusing through, the Mock Draft Challenge is scored based on 1pt for each player that is selected in […]
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PlayerProfiler vs RosterWatch | 1QB Rookie Mock Draft

by Cody Carpentier
If you couldn't get enough of the PlayerProfiler vs. RosterWatch rivalry, we're back with the second installment in the Summer of Collaboration series of fantasy football mock drafts with RosterWatch. Did the Underworld successfully defend the mock drafting crown? Did anyone plant any outrageous flags? Who actually wins in a mock draft of any sort? If there is a way to win, you can bet that the six mock drafters on the Underworld side of the ledger will ride PlayerProfiler's advanced stats, metrics, and analytics all the way to a successful defense of the mock drafting heavyweight championship of the world.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 6.0 - Round 6-7

by Cody Carpentier
Have you ever wanted to work in Football, or specifically work with PlayerProfiler? Now is your chance! Summer 2022 Internship Recent College Graduates Current College Students Compensation Provided, and eligible for Academic Credit! Click Here for More Info Round 6 (Picks No. 180-222) No. 180 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Dai’Jean Dixon, WR – Nicholls State […]
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 6.0 - Round 4-5

by Cody Carpentier
Round 4 (Picks No. 106-143) No. 106 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Bryan Cook, S – Cincinnati No. 107 – Houston Texans – Wan’Dale Robinson, WR – Kentucky No. 108 – Houston Texans – Alontae Taylor, CB – Tennessee No. 109 – Seattle Seahawks – Kalon Barnes, CB – Baylor No. 110 – Baltimore Ravens – […]
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 6.0

by Cody Carpentier
The Jets are in on what seems to be a small batch of players, Garrett Wilson Kayvon Thibodeaux, Sauce Gardner, and Drake London. Joe Douglas takes Thibodeaux and 4 and comes back for the Wide Reciever at no. 10 with Wilson.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Draft Big Board - Final Top 300

by Cody Carpentier
After many many hours of Film Analysis, mixed with the results of the last month attending the NFL Combine and Reese's Senior Bowl, I am ready to release the Top 300 Prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. This list can change as new things come in, some would call "this is a Bayesian process" and while these prospects workout at their Pro Days this month and take Top-30 visits with NFL teams, things will change. But ever so slightly. Things that are taken into account to come up with the below draft grades, you may wonder? 1. Film, 2. Athletic Profile, 3. Cody's DAWG Rating(off-field actions/energy and on-field actions/energy), 4. Role in College vs NFL and how it will translate.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Las Vegas Raiders

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 5.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Chicago Bears. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. With the departure of many interior linemen over the last three years, it's time to build back from the inside. Darian Kinnard is a massive human, and the interior version of Trevor Penning in this draft. During the Senior Bowl, Kinnard had the opportunity to take that next step. But he fell behind his counterparts in Zion Johnson and Cole Strange. Previously discussed as an early-second rounder, the Raiders re-coup some value due to a poor Combine and mediocre Senior Bowl.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Chicago Bears

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 5.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Chicago Bears. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. Entering the Senior Bowl, Alec Pierce was thought of as a late third/early fourth round pick in the Draft. But not so fast. After two above-average to good days in Mobile, he left the Senior Bowl without playing in the game. I physically saw him leaving the airport, but I wasn't going to be that guy to ask why. I just had to infer it was one of two things. Either he had received really good news from scouts and coaches, or he was hurt. And I didn't see anything wrong with him.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 5.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Green Bay Packers. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. If you play any devy Fantasy Football, you remember the name George Pickens. He fits that mold of Davante Adams that all of the Packers fans are clamoring for. He dealt with injury at Georgia, tearing his ACL last spring causing him to miss most of the 2021 season. But he returned for the final stretch to make key plays for Georgia en route to a National Championship. He could've taken to the easy way out, knowing he was a potential first-round talent and just resting the knee to get healthy for the process. But he didn't. He wanted to win.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 5.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is Minnesota Vikings. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. I can't express how much it hurts me to see the top prospect on my Top 300 Big Board drop to Pick No. 12. From Nick Fairley to Warren Sapp and Laremy Tunsil, sometimes guys fall for a number of reasons. The 11-15 range is where they land. Here comes the value of the draft. Minnesota doesn't need EDGE as bad as they did a month ago, but you can't pass up on Kayvon Thibodeaux's talent.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 - Round 3-4

by Cody Carpentier
Round 3 (Picks No. 65-105) No. 65 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Roger McCreary, CB – Auburn No. 66 – Dallas Cowboys – Breece Hall, RB – Iowa State No. 67 – New York Giants – Jalen Tolbert, WR – South Alabama No. 68 – Houston Texans – Isaiah Spiller, RB – Texas A&M No. 69 […]
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 5.0

by Cody Carpentier
Brad Holmes spent 8 of 16 seasons with Les Snead in Los Angeles, and I would be doing this wrong if I didn't remind folks what happened during Snead's first draft back in 2012 while holding the No. 2 overall pick. If not at number 2, the Jets are another spot to look for Atlanta or Seattle to move up. The benefit of trading away a franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson is reaping the reward with draft picks, and building from within.. the correct way to rebuild a franchise, Evan Neal and Jordan Davis in Round 1 is a smash.
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2022 NFL Free Agency Tracker

by Cody Carpentier
The PlayerProfiler and RotoUnderworld maestro of opportunities, head game analyst, and NFL draft analyst Cody Carpentier is back with the 2022 NFL Draft Team Needs. Look for more Mock Drafts in the Dynasty Deluxe section under NFL Draft Index. Aside from NFL Mock Draft Data, you can find 2022 Rookie Mock Draft ADP (SuperFlex and 1QB) as well as Dynasty Mock Draft ADP (SuperFlex and 1QB), a Dynasty League Trade Finder App, Rankings, Trade Analyzer, and the Brand New Dynasty Dominator Reloaded.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Draft Big Board - Top 300

by Cody Carpentier
After many many hours of Film Analysis, mixed with the results of the last month attending the NFL Combine and Reese's Senior Bowl, I am ready to release the Top 300 Prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. This list can change as new things come in, some would call "this is a Bayesian process" and while these prospects workout at their Pro Days this month and take Top-30 visits with NFL teams, things will change. But ever so slightly. Things that are taken into account to come up with the below draft grades, you may wonder? 1. Film, 2. Athletic Profile, 3. Cody's DAWG Rating(off-field actions/energy and on-field actions/energy), 4. Role in College vs NFL and how it will translate.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Houston Texans

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Houston Texans. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. The Houston Texans need a lot of help on defense, and what better way to cure it than taking the Biggest defender in the draft at pick 13 with Jordan Davis, and running it back in Round 4 with back-to-back speed edge rushers. Bonitto and Amare Barno are both a tad on the small side, but what they lack in size they make up for in Speed and Elusiveness. Barno finished two seasons at Virginia Tech with 21.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. While Bonitto gathered 26.5 tackles for loss and 16 sacks over that same stretch.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: New England Patriots

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Miami Dolphins. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. John Metchie is the least talked about wide receiver in Alabama's receiver room over the last three seasons. Before Jaylen Waddle's ankle injury against Tennessee, Metchie produced WITH Waddle, Devonta Smith, and Najee Harris on the field. Look for New England to use "earlier" draft capital on a wide receiver. If it's not Round 1 or Free Agency, Metchie or Skyy Moore would be great picks in Round 3.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Miami Dolphins. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. The likely departures of free-agent defensive linemen Jerry Hughes ($10,750,000), Mario Addison ($10,150,000), and Vernon Butler($7,500,000) all but puts the writing on the wall for Buffalo to not only add George Karlaftis in Round 1, but to double back and take the 6-6 320-pound, sixth-year senior John Ridgeway late in the sixth round.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Miami Dolphins

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Miami Dolphins. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. My favorite running back landing spot in 2022; Kyren Williams bringing his Austin Ekeler body type to South Beach. At a projected 195 to 200-pounds, he fits the non-typical NFL RB mold. Think Aaron Jones, Myles Gaskin, Christian McCaffrey, and Austin Ekeler. If he runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.40-4.50 range, his draft stock will only jump up more and more.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Jacksonville Jaguars. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. Evan Neal he best player in the 2022 NFL Draft. And from a talent perspective, there are only two guys that can argue that (Kayvon Thibodeaux, and Kyle Hamilton). Neal played both right and left tackle at Alabama and showed the smooth transition between the two, a rare trait in Lineman. When a video surfaced in the summer of 2021 of Neal doing a 48-inch split box jump, it became apparent that the "Future Top 10 Pick" needed to be looked at closer. During his Junior seasons, he allowed just two sacks on 1,073 total snaps.
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RotoUnderworld 2022 Rookie Mock Draft Recap #3 - Single QB

by Cody Carpentier
The RotoUnderworld community will be partaking in a series of 12-team, five-round rookie mock drafts, running through the spring and summer. The mock drafters will be comprised of PlayerProfiler writers/analysts, our friends in the Patreon community, and our good friends over at The Breakout Finder. While these pieces will include quick-hitting notes from the drafters about why they made their selection, our writers will take turns recapping the festivities and adding their own unique perspectives. The rise of Kenneth Walker, transferring to Michigan State from Wake Forest and leaping into the top 10 for 2022 rookie drafts, is something we have seen from quarterbacks in the years past. Not only did Walker join the first Round, but also did Jameson Williams (transfer from Ohio State), and Jerome Ford (transfer from Alabama). That is three transfers over the last two seasons moving into Round 1 of this year's draft.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Philadelphia Eagles. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. Entering the 2022 NFL off-season with three draft picks in the Top 20 is a hell of a way to start, but having just $13,609,546 in Cap Space could hamper some off-season plans that Eagles fans have envisioned, like trading for a Quarterback. The Eagles need to address the pass rush, the back end, and the Wide Receiver position (again...) and with the above draft, I believe the Eagles can make a better run at the Dallas Cowboys(12-5) that won the NFC East. Finishing at 9-8 in Coach Sirianni's first seasons is a great accomplishment, now onto Year 2, the year of growth, trust the process at Quarterback with Jalen Hurts and surround him with Talent to accel in 2022.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: New York Giants

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Detroit Lions. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. The Evan Engram experience has been a flop for the Giants. With the new coaching staff coming over from Buffalo, drafting their version of Dawson Knox has to be a goal. Greg Dulcich is a top-tier athlete in this tight end class, projecting around a 4.60 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Combine.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: Detroit Lions

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Next up is the Detroit Lions. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. I did not love what I saw from Desmond Ridder in film, or at the Senior Bowl. But I did not hate much either. He tends to float the deep balls and is very nonchalant in the middle quarters. He possesses great rushing ability that reminds me of a Jalen Hurts. However, his arm talent is greater than Hurts. This contrast led me to a Jimmy Garoppolo upside comparable, Ridder can do it, but the question is "Will he." Adding him here at the start of Round 3 is a great value in a guy that can take over for Jared Goff at any time.
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2022 NFL Team Mock Draft: New York Jets

by Cody Carpentier
PlayerProfiler/RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back for more; now breaking down his NFL Mock Draft 4.0 in a short team-by-team series. Starting with the New York Jets, New York Giants, Detroit Lions, and on to Jacksonville. If you want to see your favorite team, go to Twitter @CarpentierNFL and leave Cody a comment on what team you want to see broken down next. After taking Mekhi Becton in Round 1 of 2020 and Alijah Vera-Tucker in Round 1 of 2021, completing the Offensive line in this draft is a MUST for New York. Add in Sir Charles Cross in 2022 and your bookend tackles are locked in for the next 8-10 years to protect the future in Zach Wilson. The Jets have finished No. 24 and No. 29 over the last two seasons in Sacks Allowed.
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2022 PlayerProfiler Rookie Mock Draft Recap #1 - Single QB

by Cody Carpentier
The RotoUnderworld community will be partaking in a series of 12-team, five-round rookie mock drafts, running through the spring and summer. The mock drafters will be comprised of PlayerProfiler writers/analysts, our friends in the Patreon community, and our good friends over at The Breakout Finder. While these pieces will include quick-hitting notes from the drafters about why they made their selection, our writers will take turns recapping the festivities and adding their own unique perspectives. The fifth round this year looks to compete with the beasts of 2021, Chris Evans, Khalil Herbert, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, and Noah Gray to name a few. Can Kennedy Brooks, Abram Smith, Jeremy Ruckert, and Cole Turner take that leap - it remands to be seen. But one thing is for certain... We will continue to bring you actionable content daily at PlayerProfiler.com and BreakoutFinder.com through the NFL Combine, Pro-Days and the NFL Draft. Follow along on Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and everywhere else as we break down every 40-yard dash, every pro-day, and every draft pick in 2022.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

by Cody Carpentier
The PlayerProfiler and RotoUnderworld Head Game Analyst, and NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier is back from the Senior Bowl to bring the people version 4.0 of his 2022 NFL Mock Draft to update movement from the Senior Bowl, NFLPA Bowl, and Shrine Bowl Game. The Worst-Kept Secret in Mobile all week, will be interested to see how Willis's stock climbs once he runs a 4.44 40-yard dash in Indianapolis later this month. Willis was the only quarterback to take that next step at the Senior Bowl, earning all of the media and NFL scouts respect and appreciation after a dominant performance in the rain on Day 2. 
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 All-Senior Bowl Roster

by Cody Carpentier
Say "Hello" to the 2022 PlayerProfiler All-Senior Bowl Roster, who most impressed our NFL Draft Analyst Cody Carpentier in Mobile over the past week, with not only their on-field skills but also their off-field temperaments and personalities as professionals during the week of practices. Some of these players will shine bright in the NFL, and it is our goal to uncover as many studs as possible. Thanks for following along and checking out the Top Prospects from the Reese's Senior Bowl Practices.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

by Cody Carpentier
The PlayerProfiler and RotoUnderworld maestro of opportunities, head game analyst, and NFL draft analyst Cody Carpentier is back with the 3.0 version of his 2022 NFL Mock Draft to update movement from College Football Bowl Season. Do I "like" Willis in New Orleans? No. Do I "love" Willis in New Orleans.. YES!! Malik Willis, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas... in 2023, let's hope he can progress nicely!
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NFL Game Analyst News and Notes - Week 17/Playoff Team Edition

by Cody Carpentier
The RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday. This week will be strictly based on teams headed for the playoffs and how our charters perceive them entering the NFL Playoffs.
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Cody Carpentier's 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

by Cody Carpentier
The PlayerProfiler and RotoUnderworld maestro of opportunities, head game analyst, and NFL draft analyst Cody Carpentier is back with the 2.0 version of his 2022 NFL Mock Draft to update movement from the College Football regular season to get you ready for Bowl Season.
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Week 10 - AFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. In the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see how the Dolphins will respond to a fairly easy schedule. In the next 4 game stretch, the Dolphins play the Jets twice, the Giants, and the Panthers. All 4 are very winnable games. Could the Dolphins be 7-7 heading into Monday Night Football against the Saints on Dec 27th? How will Flores handle the QB situation since he doesn't seem to have supreme confidence in Tua? Will pass-catchers like Wilson and Ford consistently step up or will it continue to be the Jaylen Waddle show? As stated previously, it will be an interesting next few weeks for the Miami Dolphins.
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Week 9 - NFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. Philly changed gameplay by relying heavily on run plays overpassing. Throughout the 2021 season, Philly has passed on 53.9% of offensive plays, which is 26th in the NFL. In Week 9, the Eagles were dead last at 31.6%.
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Week 8 - AFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday. Jonathan Taylor is blossoming into the workhorse back we've known him capable of, right in time for a healthy O-line to pave the way. He ran a season-high 27 routes compared to Nyheim Hines' 16, the highest differential this season. Hines is desperately clinging to the 2-minute role, playing a pesky 31 percent of snaps. 11 of his 16 routes happened during the 2-minute drill or 4th quarter. Fire up JT with confidence as a bonafide top 5 RB rest of the season.
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Week 7 - NFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
I'm stoked to see Kenny Gainwell get more touches. I think Philly is better than they have looked in the offense. So many of Hurts' deep balls have been just too long, I think he starts to connect on a few more of those and we start seeing more production through the air. Losing Ertz and Sanders = more targets for smith, Goedert, Gainwell, Watkins, and Reagor.
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Week 6 - AFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday. Another week of the NFL season flies by. Attending the Carolina Panthers vs Minnesota Vikings game was the highlight of my weekend and I think would have been my favorite game to watch regardless. We are through six weeks in the NFL season, and currently looking at 3 three-win teams in the playoffs and multiple under .500 that are very much in the hunt. The 18th week and the seventh playoff team will surely make this one interesting heading into the middle six of the season.
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Week 5 - NFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday. Through five weeks, it is all but clear in the NFC who the top dog is, The Arizona Cardinals beat the Rams in Week 4 and the Rams beat Tampa in Week 3. The Cowboys are 4-1 with one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, and we haven't even talked about Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay or the two most underrated defenses in the NFL in Minnesota and Carolina.
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Week 4 - AFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday. Buffalo is doing the small things to beat every team they should beat, what are we supposed to make of the Week 1 game against Pittsburgh, though? There is a recipe to beat Josh Allen, will Kansas City expose him in Week 5? Denver was finally brought down to earth after playing an AFC powerhouse in Baltimore. The Ravens looked strong despite barely cresting 100 rushing yards for the 43rd straight week, and will have a tough matchup in Week 5 against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football.
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Week 3 - NFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday.
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Week 3 - AFC Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday.
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Week 2 Game Analyst News and Notes

by Cody Carpentier
This new season-long mini-series is brought to you by the RotoUnderworld Game Analyst Team. The Game Analyst Team consists of over 75 individuals that chart and re-watch every snap from every game in the NFL between game end, and Monday afternoon. The guys you have generally not heard from before stop in to drop some tidbits from their weekly game charting process in hopes to give us a sneak peek into the depth of the games each Sunday.
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Very Very Very Very Bold Predictions for the 2021 Season from the Underworld

by Cody Carpentier
Tyler Lockett is not your typical small slot receiver, even though he measures in at 5-10 and 182-pounds, since he has 28 receiving TDs over the past three seasons. Seattle looks like a team ready to throw the ball more frequently in 2021, and Russell Wilson is one of the best QBs in the entire sport. To finish as the WR1 in fantasy, a player needs the Target Share, the QB play, and touchdown variance, all of which Lockett has displayed in past seasons. Are you ready for an A.J. Brown-level sophomore season from a true alpha prototype wide receiver? Like Brown, Bryan Edwards was the total package college prospect but somehow slipped out of Round 1. Like Brown, Edwards wins on the perimeter and inside. Like Brown, Edwards wins with air yards and YAC. Unlike Brown, Edwards only has a converted tight end who has yet to practice as his primary target competition. You have The Podfather's permission to get excited.
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The 2021 Underworld Best Ball League Draft Recap

by Cody Carpentier
Michael took advantage of the Cam Akers injury news, jumping all over Darrell Henderson in Round 6 after starting out with an Anchor-RB approach. Pairing Henderson with Saquon Barkley at pick No. 69 could prove to be the pick that puts O'Connor ahead of the field. Henderson is now going off the board almost two rounds earlier at pick 46.3, ahead of Miles Sanders, Travis Etienne, and Mike Davis. Currently going off the board at pick 116.0 on Underdog at QB14, Joe Burrow was stacked with Tee Higgins and Joe Mixon at pick No. 75, off the board at QB7. Feeling a surge at QB, Chris Buonagura reached for the Cincinnati stack. One can only wonder if he would have made it back in Round 8.
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Cody Carpentier's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

by Cody Carpentier
A smart franchise doesn't draft a wide receiver in the top 10. Miami has multiple first round picks once again in 2021, and takes advantage of Cincinnati's leaving Sewell available. Here, Miami takes the cornerstone tackle from Oregon and bumps one of Austin Jackson or Robert Hunt inside to guard. The Giants aren't far from winning a playoff game. Protecting Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley has to be the key. GM Dave Gettleman misses out on Sewell and Slater, forcing his hand to trade back, but we all know he doesn't like to do that. Here, Gettleman reaches for Christian Darrisaw out of Virginia Tech.
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Underworld Rookie Mock Draft Recap #6

by Cody Carpentier
In a 2 QB rookie draft, one would expect it to start QB-QB-QB, and it did from 1.02-1.04. But at the 1.01, our guy Jay Dozier grabbed Najee Harris. After a month of disappointing pro days, Harris was actually one of the big winners after not testing athletically at either Alabama pro day. With guys like Kellen Mond, Kyle Trask, and Mac Jones getting pushed up boards, it allows players like Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith to drop into the early/mid-second round. This is exciting for rookie draft value, which is the key in any draft, and is ultra important in 2021. The late-second to early-third round is the ideal draft position in 2 QB rookie drafts if you are set at the quarterback position.
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Cody Carpentier's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

by Cody Carpentier
NFL teams do not mortgage the future for one-year wonders like Zach Wilson, or question mark athletes like Mac Jones. Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence have been the best prospects in this class since they were 16 years old, this hasn't changed. Kyle Shanahan traded up to No. 3 for his guy and QB Collective standout. The son of former Saints great Joe Horn is looked at as the top cornerback in the draft by many. The next Island Cornerback; think Jalen Ramsey, Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis - Jaycee Horn is for real, and Bill Belichick gets a gift at No. 15 here, allowing him to team up with or replace Stephon Gilmore.
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RotoUnderworld NFL Mock Draft 2021 - Version 3.0

by Cody Carpentier
The Panthers needs help all over the place, but they take a shot on a franchise QB early in the draft. The team misses out on the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes and opt for Zach Wilson, whose rocket arm can unlock their offense after a low-ceiling 2020 campaign from Teddy Bridgewater. The Saints need to re-tool on offense in the coming years whether Drew Brees retires or not. Taking Kadarius Toney would give them another receiving option after Tre'Quan Smith just refused to break out, and give whoever quarterbacks the team in 2021 a viable triple option of pass catchers in Toney, Michael Thomas, and Alvin Kamara. Not forgetting Adam Trautman, of course.
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Cody Carpentier's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

by Cody Carpentier
With Hunter Henry leaving in free agency, the tight end room is looking scarce for the first time in almost 20 years for the Chargers. Pairing Kyle Pitts with Justin Herbert is like pairing Philip Rivers with Antonio Gates. It just works. With ongoing rumors of distrust in Drew Lock leaking from the Broncos organization, a trade is on the horizon. Denver leaps into the No. 2 pick hoping to finally put their quarterback issues to rest after five long years.
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NFL Mock Draft 2021 - Version 2.0

by Cody Carpentier
Carolina is a team with many needs, but also an exciting young core of playmakers on both sides of the ball. Second-year head coach Matt Rhule makes a splash by selecting national champion and Davey O'Brien Award winner Mac Jones. He played an outstanding senior season against an all-SEC schedule and further displayed his talents in front of Rhule and company at the Senior Bowl, which was the deciding factor for Jones over Trey Lance. For two years, Terry McLaurin has taken the best of what opposing defenses could throw at him and the worst of what the WFT could provide him at QB, and has still come out the other end as a legitimate number one receiving threat. With the best QB prospects off the board, Washington finally adds another receiver to relieve some pressure from Scary Terry in the dynamic Rondale Moore.
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NFL Mock Draft 2021 - PlayerProfiler Version 1.0

by Cody Carpentier
With Matt Ryan due $40 million and Atlanta under new management, expect this team to have a new look at quarterback. Zach Wilson threw for 33 touchdowns with only three interceptions in 2020 and plays with good athleticism, making him the perfect fit for this potentially high-powered offense. The Giants have a lot of holes to fill, but here they find a major weapon on Day 1 of the draft. Ja'Marr Chase is an extremely explosive player and would be a dynamic weapon for Daniel Jones. Chase averaged 21.2 yards per reception and had 20 touchdowns as a sophomore at LSU. He would step in as the No. 1 in a weak Giants wide receiver room.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 13

by Cody Carpentier
Typically we stay away from bad teams in props or fantasy, but this week there are only a few strong games to play. In Week 13, Denzel Mims and Breshad Perriman bring upper 90th-percentile Speed Scores up against a battered Las Vegas Raiders pass defense. Missing star safeties Johnathan Abram, and Lamarcus Joyner, and with both starting cornerbacks riding the injury report each of the last two weeks, expect Mims and Perriman to close in on 200 yards between them. The Podfather's Prop of the Week comes from Miami in Week 13, featuring the 2020 NFL Draft's top two picks from the Dolphins and Bengals. Unfortunately, neither Tua Tagovailoa nor Joe Burrow will play on Sunday. Instead, we will see a battle between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Allen, where The Podfather sees the Dolphins defense putting the clamps on Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. 
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 12

by Cody Carpentier
Dalvin Cook enters Week 12 with 14 total touchdowns in nine games. He has scored in all but one contest, finishing with multiple scores in 4-of-9 outings. Carolina finished No. 32 against the run in 2019, allowing 30 touchdowns to running backs. 2020 hasn’t been much better. Through 11 weeks, Carolina ranks No. 27/No. 28 in touchdowns and yards allowed to running backs.  The Podfather's Prop of the Week comes from Buffalo in a game with a 53-point projected game total. In 2020, Buffalo has played in six games totaling over 50 points, while Los Angeles has played in seven such games. With key defensive pieces out in Week 12, The Chargers and Bills will turn to their young gunslingers and key on the passing game to gain an edge on each other Sunday.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 11

by Cody Carpentier
Since Week 6, the Eagles have averaged 6.05 Yards Per Carry, while averaging just 6.45 Yards Per Pass Attempt. Miles Sanders has over 80 yards in 5-of-6 games and over 95 in 3-of-6. Since returning from injury in Week 10, expect Sanders to take advantage of a Cleveland run defense that has ranked No. 25 over the last three games. Not only did Miles Sanders return from injury in Week 10, but Nick Chubb also returned for Cleveland with 126 yards on the ground. Chubb has eclipsed 100 yards in his last three finished games. Cleveland and Philadelphia are known as strong run defenses, but the Eagles are No. 28, allowing 148 yards per game over their last three. 
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 10

by Cody Carpentier
Next up for Aaron Jones is Jacksonville, whose 10 touchdowns allowed to running backs ranks No. 27 in the league. With four touchdowns over the last three weeks, James Robinson enters Week 10 ranked No. 6 among qualified running backs with 580 rushing yards. Entering Week 10, Green Bay is tied for dead last with 15 touchdowns allowed to running backs. Jones and Robinson is the Smash of the Week for Monkey Knife Fight Touchdown Props. This week, The Podfather sees the first of many matchups between Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert being a shootout. Herbert has passed for less than 278 yards just once, in Week 5 at New Orleans where he finished with 268 yards. In his second career start, Tagovailoa looks to capitalize on a Chargers secondary that is vulnerable to the deep ball while missing cornerback Chris Harris to injury.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 9

by Cody Carpentier
In Week 9, Christian McCaffrey is back for Carolina, and that means it's time to dabble back in the Touchdown Dance. He returns for the first time since Week 2, coming off of back-to-back two-score games. In Week 9, he draws a Kansas City Chiefs defense that ranks No. 29 against the run. Michael Thomas returns for the first time since Week 1, when he finished with a 3-17 stat line against Carlton Davis. In Week 9, Thomas draw Davis' coverage again while coming off ankle and hamstring injuries. He's likely to be a decoy in Tampa, aligning for an Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook-focused game.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 8

by Cody Carpentier
The most dominant running back in the NFL today, Derrick Henry is No. 1 since 2018 with 3,262 total rushing yards. So far in 2020, Henry averages 28 carries and 117 rushing yards per game on the road. Coupled with Cincinnati's inability to stop the run, ranking No. 28 and allowing 113 yards per game, Henry is a smash on Sunday. In 2020, Russell Wilson has surpassed 310 passing yards in four games. Though in 16 career games against San Francisco, Wilson has never thrown for over 260 yards. Wilson will again be asked to “cook” against a battered 49ers defense. While PlayerProfiler's No. 2-ranked cornerback Jason Verrett takes on D.K. Metcalf, Jamar Taylor is manning the slot and is ranked No. 110 among cornerbacks. Expect the Tyler Lockett connection to stay hot on Sunday. 
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 7

by Cody Carpentier
Michael Thomas is out again in Week 7, this time with a hamstring injury. Carolina has given up 47 receptions to running backs through six weeks, a 7.8 per-game average and last in the league. With Thomas out over the last month, Alvin Kamara is the target and receptions leader in New Orleans by over 10. With three games over eight receptions, expect the Saints superstar to feast again. Tampa has arguably the best cornerback duo in the NFL, and the Raiders' best weapon that isn't exclusively a deep threat is Darren Waller, who is coming off a much-needed bye week to recover from knee soreness. Expect the Raiders to lean on Waller, who has five-plus receptions in four of five games and leads Las Vegas in targets, receptions, and yards.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 6

by Cody Carpentier
Jonathan Taylor has 19 Red Zone touches in five games, good for No. 9 among qualified running backs. Taylor has turned those 19 opportunities into three (No. 15) touchdowns. Indianapolis plays a depleted Bengals defense that lost defensive line starters Sam Hubbard and D.J. Reader last week. The Bengals are No. 31 against the run in 2020, and without their top run defender in Reader, expect Taylor to melt this game away on the ground. In Week 2, rookie Chase Claypool burst onto the scene with an 85-yard touchdown reception. Since then, his Snap Share has doubled from 36.5-percent up to 72.7-percent. In Week 5, with Darius Slay as his main defender, Claypool took the Eagles for a crazy 7-110-3 stat line in the air. With Diontae Johnson hobbled, Ben Roethlisberger will rely on Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster, who has a 73.4-percent (No. 13) Slot Rate and 120.5 (No. 13) Yards After Catch.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 5

by Cody Carpentier
With over 90 total yards in each of the first four games and three total touchdowns, James Robinson sits No. 6 in total fantasy points among running backs while averaging 19.1 (No. 9) Fantasy Points per Game. Houston’s No. 32-ranked defense has allowed 162 rushing yards per game and six total touchdowns to opponents. Not only are we taking Robinson in the Touchdown Dance, but we're taking him over 74.7 yards in The Podfather's Prop of The Week.  In two career games against the Chiefs, Josh Jacobs has 7.0 yards per carry on 29 attempts. Jacobs leads the league with 83 carries and has logged 30 (No. 3) Evaded Tackles. He hasn't scored since Week 1 against Carolina when he finished with three touchdowns, and looks to get back in the scoring column against a Chiefs defense that is bottom-5 against running backs in total yards allowed.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 4

by Cody Carpentier
There is nothing like getting some skin on a Sunday or Monday Night Football shootout. The game with the highest point total on the slate is the last game, Atlanta @ Green Bay on Monday Night. Green Bay has allowed five touchdowns to running backs, third-most in the league, while Atlanta has given up four of their own. While Aaron Jones leads the league in rushing touchdowns, the Packers lead the league in scoring, averaging a whopping 41 points. If Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins can push Russell Wilson to throw more then he needs to on Sunday, 607.5 combined passing yards will be a cakewalk. If you are confident in this game shooting out, you can move up to 663.5 or 720.5 combined passing yards for increased odds. With a Projected 53-point game total, Vegas is predicting a little Fitzmagic in Miami on Sunday. Are you?
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 3

by Cody Carpentier
Gone are the days of Derrick Henry starting the season slow. Through the first two weeks, Henry has recorded 59 touches, with 200 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. For the first time in his career, the Titans are 2-0, reeling with injuries at wide receiver and cornerback. Jonnu Smith, through two weeks, has already tied a career-high with three touchdowns. Smith has run 19.4-percent of snaps out of the slot, one of Minnesota's weakest positions. The Podfather will hammer the FOX Game of the Week in the afternoon slate. Ezekiel Elliott averages 22 rushing attempts per game and has scored three (No. 4) touchdowns while averaging 4.2 (No. 27) True Yards per Carry. When Dallas gets in the red zone, it's either Zeke or Dak Prescott getting the touches against a Seattle defense that gave up two rushing touchdowns in Week 2. 
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 2

by Cody Carpentier
In Week 1, Davante Adams smoked Minnesota’s young defensive backs for 156 yards on his own. The Packers receivers racked up 315 yards, second to only Atlanta's 401 yards. Parris Campbell and T.Y. Hilton bring upper 90th-percentile 40-Yard-Dash scores into matchups with inexperienced slow corners. Minnesota's lack of speed was evident on Sunday, giving up three receptions of over 38 yards.  The Podfather's Monkey Knife Fight Prop of The Week comes from Nashville, Tennessee. We see Jacksonville leaning on James Robinson after he received all 16 running back carries for Jacksonville in Week 1. The only UDFA to ever start at RB in Week 1, Robinson averaged 3.9 yards per carry in his pro debut. Expect the Jags to continue their slow-paced offensive approach from Week 1, pounding the rock early to counter Derrick Henry.
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NFL Monkey Knife Fight Props: Week 1

by Cody Carpentier
To win a Touchdown Dance on MKF, you must have a multi-touchdown output from at least one player. Last season, the Carolina Panthers gave up a league-worst 27 rushing touchdowns, nine more than any other team. Josh Jacobs led the Raiders with seven touchdowns while finishing No. 11 among qualified running backs with 44 Red Zone Touches. Christian McCaffrey led the NFL with 19 total touchdowns in 2019, scoring multiple touchdowns in four of eight home games. With 11 touchdowns in 2020, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have the opportunity to surpass the great Chargers duo of Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates as the most prolific QB/TE duo of all-time. While Gronk is healthy, expect Brady to target his favorite target early and often in this high scoring affair. In two games last season, Michael Thomas totaled almost 300 yards and three touchdowns against Tampa Bay. Expect nothing less from the best receiver in football on Sunday as New Orleans plays the league's No. 1 rush defense.
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How to Play 2020's Most Ambiguous Backfields for Fantasy Football

by Cody Carpentier
While Cam Akers, the current RB22 per FFPC ADP data, holds top 10 upside in 2020 and beyond, the Rams' veteran starter in Malcolm Brown goes undrafted in most formats. If Darrell Henderson, the current RB47, stays healthy, the three-headed monster in LA could be a pain for fantasy games all season long. If Akers takes the reigns early, he has the highest upside and has league-winner written all over him. The dynamic trio of Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, and J.K. Dobbins can all be had, but at a steep price, with all three going inside the first six rounds in FFPC formats. Spending early round capital on multiple backs in the same backfield is less than ideal in fantasy football. Though if you can hedge the Ravens backfield by pairing Jackson in Round 2 with both Ingram AND Dobbins in the mid-rounds, it will give you an upper hand on the competition. 
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2020 Vision on Running Back Handcuffs

by Cody Carpentier
Standing at 5-7, Boston Scott packs a punch with his 4.45 (91st-percentile among qualified running backs) 40-yard dash and 10.82 (97th-percentile) Agility Score. Scott finished 2019 on a tear, totaling 350 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns over the final four games. Although undersized, he fits perfectly in the Eagles scheme as a satellite back and spot starter with RB2 upside. While Melvin Gordon was holding out in 2019, Justin Jackson was busy competing with Austin Ekeler for touches. In three weeks as the primary backup, Jackson averaged eight touches per game to 19 for Ekeler. Jackson's ability to evade tacklers with a 10.88 (96th-percentile) Agility Score allowed him to gain 6.9 Yards Per Carry and nine first downs on only 29 (No. 82) carries. In the event Ekeler goes down, it would be Jackson that would get the call to replace him, not the rookie Joshua Kelley.
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Don't Let Jerick McKinnon Catch You Sleeping

by Cody Carpentier
Jerick McKinnon was always a superior athlete. He entered the league with a 4.41 (96th-percentile among qualified running backs) 40-Yard Dash time, 134.9 (97th-percentile) Burst Score, and 10.95 (94th-percentile) Agility Score. With a 155.7 (100th-percentile) SPARQ-x score, McKinnon's Best Comparable Player on PlayerProfiler is LaDainian Tomlinson, who finished with over 13,000 rushing yards in 11 seasons. The winning play is to draft the least expensive member of the 49ers backfield. McKinnon’s FFPC ADP sits at 231.73, making him the 66th running back off the board on average. This will leave owners with great value and guaranteed opportunity in a San Francisco backfield that is often riddled with injury and in need of a late-season performer. If you don't draft McKinnon now, it might be too late.
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Julio Jones is Poised to Finally Become Fantasy's No. 1 Receiver

by Cody Carpentier
Julio Jones has been a dominating force for the last nine seasons. One whom few players can be classified with or compared to. In 2019, he became the fastest wide receiver to reach 12,000 yards, surpassing Jerry Rice by a whopping 17 games. Jones is currently sitting at No. 25 all-time in receiving yards. He's 1,000 yards short of greats such as Torry Holt, Andre Reed, and Steve Largent, and only 2,200 yards away from the Top-10.  In 2019, Jones led the Falcons with a 25.7-percent (No. 10 among qualified wide receivers) Target Share, up almost three-percent from 2019, while Austin Hooper and Calvin Ridley finished together with around 18-percent each. Ridley lacks the ability to pull away after the catch, ranking No. 72 with 131 Yards After Catch, while Jones and Hooper finished in the Top-10. Ultimately, it's unlikely that Ridley will be a threat when competing for the WR1 role in Atlanta.
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Michael Gallup is This Year's Chris Godwin-level Breakout Candidate

by Cody Carpentier
Dallas acquiring CeeDee Lamb in the 2020 NFL Draft put a wrench in dynasty gamers' hearts by hypothetically putting a cap on Michael Gallup’s upside. In 2019, Dak Prescott supported four 80-plus target receivers, and two of those players have since departed. There is no reason to doubt his ability to support two fantasy WR1s in 2020, with Lamb and Blake Jarwin not far behind. Since coming into the league, Prescott has increased his passing attempts each season, closing in on 600 in 2019. Gallup shows great ability to stay on the field, attract targets from a fantasy-viable quarterback, and dominates the Target Share alongside other talented receivers. From March to May, his DLF ADP dropped from pick No. 50 to pick No. 80. This will allow fantasy gamers to follow the robust RB strategy, pounding running backs in the first five rounds. Gallup has a top-5 ceiling in 2020, and can be drafted as late as the seventh round, where you should smash the button every time.
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NFL Scouting Combine Primer - Running Back

by Cody Carpentier
The NFL Combine will be going Primetime for the first time ever. The new format will have the Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, and Quarterbacks taking the field Thursday night from 4-11 p.m. ET, and conclude with Safeties and Cornerbacks on Sunday afternoon after they run, jump, and workout for NFL GMs, coaches, and scouts. Which running back will run his way into the Top 5 conversation going into the NFL Draft?
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NFL Scouting Combine Primer - Tight Ends

by Cody Carpentier
The NFL Combine will be going Primetime for the first time ever. The new format will have the Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, and Quarterbacks taking the field Thursday night from 4-11 p.m. ET, and conclude with Safeties and Cornerbacks on Sunday afternoon after they run, jump, and workout for NFL GMs, coaches, and scouts. The most underwhelming position of the Draft to some, Tight End could emerge as the most underrated group we have seen in years.
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NFL Scouting Combine Primer - Quarterbacks

by Cody Carpentier
The NFL Combine will be going Primetime for the first time ever. The new format will have the Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, and Quarterbacks taking the field Thursday night from 4-11 p.m. ET, and conclude with Safeties and Cornerbacks on Sunday afternoon after they run, jump, and workout for NFL GMs, coaches, and scouts. How will Joe Burrow fare coming off a season with the Most Passing Touchdowns in Division 1 College Football History?
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NFL Scouting Combine Primer - Wide Receiver

by Cody Carpentier
The NFL Combine will be going Primetime for the first time ever. The new format will have the Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, and Quarterbacks taking the field Thursday night from 4-11 p.m. ET, and conclude with Safeties and Cornerbacks on Sunday afternoon after they run, jump, and workout for NFL GMs, coaches, and scouts. Jalen Reagor and Jeff Thomas compete in the 40-yard dash trying to break the record of 4.22 seconds held by John Ross.
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