4th Down Fantasy Football Podcast Episode 1 – 8/20/13

2013 Draft Preview: Running Backs


In the pilot episode of the 4th Down Fantasy Football Podcast, hosts Wayne Bretsky and Michael Pichan preview the most critical fantasy position: running back. Follow along with Mike’s running back rankings on for standard and PPR leagues.

First Down – The Top-5

  • Arian Foster (calf, back) iffy for Week 1
  • How Trent Richardson avoids a sophomore slump
  • Doug Martin: one game wonder or every-week stud?

Second Down – Rankings Reaction

  • Nomad defends Frank Gore as a top-10 back
  • How Demarco Murray, Darren McFadden and Ryan Mathews become solid draft-day investments
  • Why are we so low on Deangelo Williams?

Third Down – The PPR Factor

  • Prepping for a PPR draft
  • Risers and fallers

Fourth Down – Breakouts and Busts

  • Breakouts: Reggie Bush, Mark Ingram, Bilal Powell, Giovani Bernard, Darryl Ricahrdson
  • Busts: Demarco Murray, Alfred Morris

Title Music: Summon the Rawk – Kevin MacLeod (

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