RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast

Jeff Erickson, Chris Liss, Jake Letarski, Joe Bartel, John McKechnie, Mario Puig, Andrew Laird, Scott Jenstad and guests from around the industry discuss both season-long and DFS advice Monday through Friday throughout the season.

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Importance of DFS Contest Selection
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss the importance of contest selection in daily fantasy sports, including how to attack GPPs with different payout structures and why you should prioritize opponent diversification in cash games.
57 min
2
Ruggs' Role and News From Around The League
John and Mario break down the Raiders' new plan to use rookie Henry Ruggs in the slot and what that means for the rest of their pass-catchers. The guys also make sense of Bruce Arians' quotes from early in the week about his running backs and also take a look at the Miami offense. Rounding things out, the guys lay out the case for Austin Hooper's value at current ADP.
49 min
3
Auction Leagues, the WR pool and the FLEX Exper...
Jake Ciely from The Athletic joins Jeff Erickson and they cover a number of topics, including the Dolphins' receivers and how DeVante Parker ranks in the deep wide receiver pool, auction tips, and a discussion of the FLEX Expert Leagues.
51 min
4
Structuring Your Fantasy League for COVID-19
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) give a comprehensive rundown of how to plan your fantasy football leagues in preparation for a COVID-19 season.
48 min
5
Recent Ranking Movers
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the latest news on the opt-out, COVID-19 and injury front, and break down the players that have moved up or down in Chris Liss's rankings after being 'battle-tested' in early drafts.
50 min
6
The Basics of Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss the basics of daily fantasy football, including which types of contests certain people are best suited for, how some season-long research helps with DFS, and what tools people may be using incorrectly as part of their research process.
48 min
7
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Helium
John and Mario digest the news that changed the fantasy landscape earlier in the week with Damien Williams' decision to opt out of the season elevating rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire into a first-round pick in drafts. Are the guys buying in at his new price?
56 min
8
Talking with Tom Kessenich
Tom Kessenich of the NFFC joins Jeff Erickson, and they discuss the Packers' receiving options in light of Devin Funchess opting out, why he thinks Cooper Kupp is drafted too high and Bob Woods too low, Tyler Lockett vs. DK Metcalf, and a whole lot more.
67 min
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Beginner Dynasty Strategy and Tips
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski give a beginner's guide to NFL Dynasty leagues, and also hit on a few general players and strategies to prepare for ahead of your dynasty draft.
59 min
10
Getting Started for the 2020 Season
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss what they do when they start to prepare for an upcoming fantasy football season. What comes first - projections or rankings? And what factors go into both projections and rankings?
48 min
11
Running Back News Ahead of Training Camp
With camp approaching and the news cycle heating up, John and Mario dove into some of the most pressing fantasy storylines of the week, such as the backfield situations for the Bucs and Rams. Then the guys take a deep dive into the Kansas City pass catchers beyond Hill and Kelce.
58 min
12
Finding the Optimal NFFC Best Ball Strategy
67 min
13
Mostert, Fish Bowl, and Job Battles
John and Mario break down the Raheem Mostert contract situation in San Francisco before taking a look at Mario's #SFBX draft through 13 rounds. The guys also take a look at the Tampa Bay backfield and the New England receiving corps.
58 min
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Looking Ahead: Wide Receivers for the 2021 Draft
The guys shift gears this week and preview the 2021 receiver class, which may rival the 2020 class as the most loaded in recent memory. From Ja'Marr Chase to Rondale Moore and everywhere in between, the guys have you covered with in-depth breakdowns of over 10 of next year's top receiving prospects.
66 min
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NFFC Best Ball Draft and FSGA Futures and Props...
John and Mario look at Mario's recent 35-Round Best Ball draft on the NFFC, focusing on roster construction in that unique format and identifying some risers and fallers. The guys then wrap up the show with a look at the FSGA Futures and Props Draft that was the first of its kind in the industry.
67 min
16
Deebo News and Draft Strategy
John and Mario break down the impact of the Deebo Samuel injury before diving into different strategies based on draft slot. What do you do if you can't get one of the elite running backs? How do you attack the middle rounds? The guys answer all that and more.
52 min
17
Sell Candidates in Dynasty Leagues
John and Mario dive into the Dalvin Cook holdout situation (00:30-18:30) and before looking at Mario's latest article that identifies six players that you should be looking to sell in your dynasty leagues.
60 min
18
Tampa's Plans on Offense plus Sleepers we Don't...
John and Mario unpack Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians' comments about running a two-tight end base offense and what that means for Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. The guys then get into some sleepers who don't pass the smell test at their current ADP, including Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Diontae Johnson, and others.
64 min
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Over-Priced ADPs
Joe Bartel and Mario Puig talk a handful of players who may be overpriced at their current ADPs, including a plethora of Steelers including Diontae Johnson.
76 min
20
Dynasty Winners and Losers
Joe Bartel joins Mario Puig as the two discuss a handful of names who have risen and fallen in the dynasty rankings.
54 min
21
Second-Year Receivers
John and Mario look at the receivers from the 2019 draft class and break down their trajectories in redraft and dynasty leagues. After breaking down the top tier, the guys took deep dives into the likes of Diontae Johnson, Mecole Hardman, Miles Boykin and more.
68 min
22
Win Totals, Rookie RBs, and Sleeper Second-Year...
John and Mario break down some win totals in advance of NFL schedules being released Thursday before diving into the rookie running back pool for redraft leagues. The guys round out the show identifying some second-year running backs who could be late-round steals in your drafts.
60 min
23
Draft Reactions Pt. 2
John and Mario break down the second batch of teams in their draft reaction series and react to how markets are shaping up for Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Justin Jefferson and others.
85 min
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Draft Reactions Pt. 1
John and Mario look at the movement around the league before diving into the the teams that drafted in the top half of the first round and grading out their selections.
67 min
25
The Draft Episode
John and Mario run through every team and every scenario as we get ready for the NFL Draft, including a pick-by-pick analysis of the first round.
89 min
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First-Round Mock
John and Mario talk through Mario's most recent mock that accounts for the latest in the NFL rumor mill. The guys also round out the show with a look at the latest rumors when it comes to this year's receiver class.
50 min
27
Draft Rumors and Dynasty Startup
John and Mario look at some of the latest rumors with the draft just weeks away. The guys also offer some analysis on the early rounds of the RotoWire Staff Dynasty League startup draft.
55 min
28
Breaking Down The Browns
John and Mario take a close look at the Browns and Falcons offenses after both clubs underwent drastic personnel changes during the offseason.
43 min
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Two-Round Mock
John and Mario run through Mario's newest two-round mock with a focus on the fantasy relevant players projected to come off the board in the first 64 picks. Where does Mario see the top receivers in the class landing? The order and the destinations may surprise you.
86 min
30
The Free Agency Episode
John and Mario are back on the mic and giving their opinions on every major move from the NFL's free agency period, including deep dives into the Tom Brady move to Tampa Bay and the blockbuster receiver trades.
88 min
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Best Ball Market Update
John and Mario dive into the Best Ball market in the wake of the NFL Combine to look at the ADP movement among rookies.
49 min
32
Combine Instant Reactions
John and Mario sift through the fantasy fallout from the combine, looking through the biggest winners and losers from the workouts in Indianapolis.
55 min
33
2020 Combine Preview
John and Mario get you ready for the combine with a look at all the fantasy-impact rookies testing in Indianapolis this week. The guys discuss a potential shakeup at the top of the receiver board and look to Jonathan Taylor as the likely consensus RB1 once he finishes his testing. Plus player props and under-the-radar guys who could pop.
55 min
34
2020 NFL Draft: Running Backs
John and Mario keep their draft prep rolling with a look at this year's running back class. The guys parse out the top tier of Jonathan Taylor, J.K. Dobbins, and D'Andre Swift and break down several other notable backs with the combine looming.
53 min
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2020 NFL Draft: Receivers Pt. 2
John and Mario round out their look at the receivers in the upcoming draft class with deep dives into KJ Hill, Brandon Aiyuk, Antonio Gandy-Golden, among several others. The guys also uncover one potential diamond in the rough who found himself on the combine invite list and could make a name for himself in Indy.
63 min
36
2020 NFL Draft: Receivers Pt. 1
John and Mario kick off their series of draft-focused podcasts as the offseason unfolds with a look at the top tiers of receivers in this year.
61 min
37
Super Bowl LIV DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's Super Bowl between the 49ers and Chiefs, including how DFS players should first think about lineup construction based on the type of contests they are entering, as well as their favorite prop bets.
65 min
38
Conference Championships DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's two-game daily fantasy football slate, including how drastically roster constructions change based on whether or not to roster Titans running back Derrick Henry.
40 min
39
Divisional Round DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down this weekend's four divisional round games on DraftKings and FanDuel, including some lineup constructions for those who want to fade Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
51 min
40
Wild Card Weekend DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down this weekend's DFS football slate, including how highly owned they expected Devin Singletary to be on the road in Houston.
49 min
41
Week 17 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 15-game daily fantasy football slate, one that includes only a handful of teams needing wins to help their playoff hopes or positioning.
76 min
42
Week 17 Waiver Wire Targets + 2020 Mock Draft
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) round out a busy Week 17 by hitting a number of available free agents while also dishing out awards to the top fantasy pickups by position, and finish with an early 2020 first-round mock draft.
60 min
43
Week 17 Preview
John and Mario talk about the best season-long and DFS plays in Week 17 while accounting for the starters who might rest on playoffs teams.
90 min
44
Week 16 Recap
Joe Bartel and Jeff Erickson revel in successes, dwell on defeats and review some of the Week 16 calamities in Monday's edition.
49 min
45
Week 16 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether or not Michael Thomas is worth paying up for despite playing on the road against the Titans.
79 min
46
Breaking Down Week 16
John and Mario get you ready for Championship Week in the Fantasy Playoffs with a full breakdown of Week 16. Find out where the guys stand on Mike Boone, the Cowboys offense going on the road and much more.
82 min
47
Scott Fish Pod
Scott Fish joins Jeff Erickson to preview the #SFB9 Championship, Week 16, and Packers-Vikings.
49 min
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Week 16 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) get you set for championship weekend, discussing the merits of starting Ryan Fitzpatrick, Adrian Peterson or Breshad Perriman in your league's final week.
47 min
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Week 15 Review
Chris and Jeff discuss the events of Week 15 and Monday's breaking news: Josh Gordon NFC Playoff Picture Panthers Talk Lamar Jackson Jameis Winston
44 min
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Week 15 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy football slate, including which low-cost wide receivers will make it easier to pay up for guys like Christian McCaffrey.
78 min
51
Gearing up for Week 15
John and Mario break down one of the most crucial weeks of the fantasy seasons as we enter the playoffs with injuries to several star players across the league. The guys break down the Mike Evans fallout in Tampa Bay and the Josh Jacobs situation in Oakland, among other items as they look at the entire Week 15 slate.
80 min
52
Week 15 Talk with Steve Kaplowitz
Steve Kaplowitz from ESPN 600 in El Paso joins Jeff Erickson to talk about the Week 15 slate, Guillotine Leagues, and his background in radio and fantasy sports.
48 min
53
Week 15 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) commiserate about their dismal fantasy luck but still manage to highlight a number of intriguing options for the fortunate souls still in the championship, including DeAndre Washington, Ryan Tannehill, A.J. Brown and Zach Pascal.
47 min
54
Week 14 Recap
RotoWire's Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson recap Week 14 - the declining Pats, rising Titans, and the shootout between the Niners & Saints.
45 min
55
Week 14 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy NFL slate, including whether they think the Saints are underpriced despite a tough matchup against the strong 49ers defense.
87 min
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Previewing Week 14
John and Mario are back to break down Week 14 from every angle. The guys take a deep dive into the Patriots-Chiefs matchup and dish out some of their favorite fantasy plays from every game, such as Minnesota's Alexander Mattison going up against Detroit
77 min
57
Pentathlon, Packers and Playoffs
RotoWire alum Derek VanRiper, now with The Athletic, joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Fantasy Pentathlon league, the Packers and the fantasy playoffs.
60 min
58
Week 14 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) get you set for the fantasy playoffs, hitting a handful of key targets such as Alexander Mattison and Zach Pascal.
52 min
59
Recapping Week 13
Was Week 13 unlucky for you? Or did you clinch your playoff spot or seed? Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down the week that was.
50 min
60
Week 13 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including the viability of Lamar Jackson facing off against the elite 49ers defense.
90 min
61
High Stakes Talk with Matt Modica
NFFC Classic leader Matt Modica joins Jeff Erickson to talk about his various NFFC teams, and helps preview the Week 13 slate.
43 min
62
Week 13 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) discuss the dominance of Lamar Jackson while also hitting on a couple of notable free-agent options including Darius Slayton, Jack Doyle, Bo Scarbrough and the Eagles' defense.
52 min
63
Week 12 Review
Chris Liss is coming off of a great Week 12, which we go into some depth discussing. Chris & Jeff discuss some NFL draft theory, which is relevant to their respective teams, and they review the rest of Week 12.
48 min
64
Week 12 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether or not fantasy players should fear the suddenly strong Falcons defense when considering quarterback Jameis Winston.
84 min
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Week 12 Preview
John and Mario look at each game for the Week 12 slate where the Cowboys face a tough test at New England and the Eagles and Rams find themselves in must-win territory with tough matchups.
87 min
66
Tim Benz on the Steelers
Tim Benz from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Trib-Live Radio joins Jeff Erickson to talk Antonio Brown, Bengals-Steelers and the Week 12 slate.
38 min
67
Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) run through an uninspiring list of Week 12 waiver wire options while Joe revel's in his board-bet win.
54 min
68
Week 11 Recap
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down Week 11, discussing the rise in Dak Prescott's production, who is on our top 5 for 2019, and the merits of Jonathan Williams and Bo Scarborough in advance of the early FAAB deadlines.
54 min
69
Week 11 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether Michael Thomas' price is too high despite his excellent matchup against Tampa Bay.
81 min
70
Week 11 Preview
John and Mario look at every matchup on the Week 11 slate with deep dives into how the Baltimore-Houston matchup will shake out and the chances of a Saints bounce-back in Tampa.
77 min
71
RazzBowl Reflections
Mike Alexander from Razzball drops by to preview Week 11, and cover the ongoing RazzBowl playoffs.
47 min
72
Week 10 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) revel in the 49ers' misfortunes, and also discuss players to target like Brian Hill, Ross Dwelley and Dwayne Haskins.
54 min
73
Week 10 Recap
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson recap Week 10, discussing the Survivor Chaos of the week, what should go into a coach search, and how the emphasis on refs and replays is ruining the presentation of the game.
51 min
74
Week 10 DFS Preview
Andrew Laird and Jerry Donebedian preview Sunday's 10-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether Christian McCaffrey is finally priced too high for cash games and GPPs.
69 min
75
Gearing up for Week 10
John and Mario navigate the Week 10 slate from every angle, including deep dives into what the Saints offense will look like at full strength and David Montgomery's chance of going off against the Lions.
76 min
76
Bender on Pie Bets and Jets
Howard Bender of Fantasy Alarm (and of course, formerly RotoWire) joins Jeff Erickson to talk Jets, Pie Bets and Freddie Kitchens.
52 min
77
Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) run through a fairly substantial list of suitable free agent pickups ahead of a Week 10 with six teams on bye.
53 min
78
Recapping Week 9
Jeff & Chris recap Week 9, hit up the major injury notes of the week, and discuss the truly bad teams of this NFL season.
53 min
79
Week 9 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 10-game daily fantasy football slate, including how drastically lineup constructions change if fantasy players pay up for both Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook or fade them both.
73 min
80
Breaking Down Week 9
John and Mario take a look at every game on the Week 9 slate from every angle.
78 min
81
House of Payne
Kevin Payne joins Jeff Erickson to discuss free agents, DFS, U.S. Men's National Team Soccer and the Buffalo Bills.
59 min
82
Week 8 Waiver Wire + Trade Deadline
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) vent about a relatively mundane trade deadline, and highlight an equally uninspiring crop of free agent targets.
49 min
83
The QB Trap
In light of another "Bad Jameis" game, one in which his draft counterpart Marcus Mariota was benched, Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the problems teams face when their first-round QB draft pick busts, as part of their Week 8 review.
56 min
84
Week 8 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy football slate, one that has a high number of viable wide receivers and a few attractive game stacks.
82 min
85
Week 8 Breakdown
John and Mario look at each game on the Week 8 slate, with deep dives into the Detroit backfield situation, the mess in Atlanta and the impact of the Emmanuel Sanders trade in San Francisco.e
74 min
86
Schopp Talk
Mike Schopp from WGR Buffalo joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Bills, the intersection between fantasy and sports talk radio, and the Week 8 slate.
47 min
87
Week 7 Free Agent Rundown
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) run through the fantasy implications of the Mohamed Sanu trade, and also touch on a handful of interesting free agent options such as Ty Johnson and Kenny Stills.
53 min
88
Unwatchable
Liss and Erickson rant about the over-officiated nature of the NFL while breaking down Week 7.
52 min
89
Week 7 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy NFL slate, including why there could be some optimism about Jared Goff and the Rams.
85 min
90
Looking ahead to Week 7
John and Mario comb through each matchup for Week 7, where the Rams find themselves in an identity crisis and the Eagles and Cowboys are heading toward a pivotal divisional showdown.
57 min
91
Rams Trades, AFC North Talk and Hidden Stats
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the big trades by the Rams, reviews the Bengals and Ravens' status, previews the Week 7 slate, and explains his Hidden Stats and Streaming Defenses articles.
59 min
92
Week 6 Free Agent Rundown
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) discuss the controversial Monday Night win by the Packers and run through a notable list of backup free agent options at the running back position.
55 min
93
Week 6 In Review
Chris Liss Talks Yang With Jim Coventry
36 min
94
Previewing Week 6
John McKechnie (@johns_tailgate) and Joe Bartel (@JBFantasysports) run through every game in the Week 6 slate, highlighting what figures to be fruitful matchups between Kansas City and Houston, as well as Atlanta vs. Arizona.
52 min
95
Week 6 DFS Preview
Andrew Laird and Jerry Donabedian preview Sunday's 10-game daily fantasy football slate, including how a stars and scrubs lineup may be a contrarian move in a week with lots of usually high-priced elite players missing from the slate.
92 min
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Andy Behrens Visits
Andy Behrens from Yahoo.com joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Week 6 slate, strategy in unique formats like SuperFlex and Two-TE leagues, and the growth of the industry and his role in the FSWA.
50 min
97
Week 5 Waiver Wire Review
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) go over trade scenarios for DeAndre Hopkins and also run through a handful of notable possible free-agent additions for your fantasy lineup.
55 min
98
Week 5 in Review
Do we adhere to our processes too rigidly? Do we have the baselines for the bottom teams in the NFL evaluated properly when we're evaluating the matchups? That and more in our Week 5 Review with Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson.
52 min
99
Week 5 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, one in which many fantasy players will be trying to convince themselves they can trust the Cincinnati Bengals.
88 min
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Previewing Week 5
John and Mario dissect every Week 5 game, identifying the players to target or avoid in each matchup. The guys take a close look at what's going on in Houston and dig for hidden values in the Cincinnati offense.
63 min