New Episodes Bring Fans Behind-the-Scenes of ESPN’s Annual Fantasy Football Rankings Summit
Five new, special episodes of ESPN’s award-winning Fantasy Football Now, featuring ESPN’s initial Fantasy Football player rankings for the 2018 season and a Mock Draft by ESPN Fantasy and NFL analysts, are available today exclusively on ESPN+.
Hosted by ESPN Fantasy analysts Matthew Berry, Stephania Bell, Field Yates, and Mike Clay, each episode captures the best moments, discussions and arguments from ESPN’s 12th annual Fantasy Football Rankings Summit, an internal gathering of more than 20 ESPN Fantasy analysts and NFL analysts and reporters, with contributions from all 32 NFL Nation writers, as well as other ESPN editorial staff.
Shot in ESPN’s NFL Studio W, each FFNow episode on ESPN+ covers one of five themes for the 2018 Fantasy Football season: overall player rankings, quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends, and a Mock Draft. All five episodes are available today.
Hosted by Yates and Daniel Dopp, the Mock Draft pickers include SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi and ESPN Fantasy and NFL analysts Adam Schefter, Tim Hasselbeck, Dan Graziano, Matt Bowen, Tristan Cockcroft, KC Joyner, Eric Karabell, and Andre Snellings, along with Berry, Bell and Clay.
“The Summit is a unique event because it produces so many diverse insights and opinions from every one of our Fantasy Football and NFL analysts and reporters, and we’re always looking for more ways to share all the great nuggets of information with fantasy players following the NFL Draft,” said Keith Lipscomb, Senior Editor, ESPN Fantasy, who coordinates the Rankings Summit each year. “These special episodes of FFNow on ESPN+ are just another platform to help us make that happen for fans, and we get to show them behind-the-scenes how we create our player rankings at the Summit.”
Content and insights from this year’s Fantasy Football Rankings Summit will also be included in segments of The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry, which will run on SportsCenter and NFL Live this week, and on a special episode of ESPN’s award-winning Fantasy Football Focus Podcast, which is available across digital platforms today.
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