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.
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy football slate, including why Aaron Rodgers could be the one of the most popular players in cash games and GPPs.
Looking ahead to Week 13
Week 12 of the NFL just ended and we're onto Week 13 as John and Mario break down every game from the upcoming slate and get into the biggest fantasy questions from each matchup. Who has the upper hand in the Chubb vs. Henry showdown? Can the Raiders' offense get back on track against the Jets after its no-show in Atlanta? Do the Giants have any chance at stopping DK Metcalf? And is there anything salvageable from the wreckage that is the Eagles offense? All of this and more in the Week 13 #NFL Breakdown.
Observations From The Film Room
Brett Kollmann from The Film Room and the Bootleg Football Podcast joins Jeff Erickson to recap the Baltimore-Pittsburgh game, discuss the recent struggles of Kyler Murray, break down Carson Wentz's problems and share observations regarding Justin Herbert and Jonathan Taylor, among a host of topics. For more from Brett, check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrettKollmann/featured
Waiver Wire Targets for Week 13
With playoff spots on the line, Jeff Erickson joins Jake Letarski to discuss the top waiver wire pickups at each position in advance of Week 13. Players discussed include Deebo Samuel, DeAndre Washington, Cam Akers, Gabriel Davis and more.
2020 Week 12 Observations
The NFL scraped through a calamitous Week 12, with Denver playing a game without a quarterback, top players elsewhere sitting out due to positive COVID-IR tests, and we still don't know if the Ravens-Steelers game will happen. Meanwhile, Taysom Hill is killing Alvin Kamara's value, and the Kyler Murray joyride came crashing to a halt. Erickson and Liss cover those topics and more in this week's edition.
Week 12 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 12-game (but maybe 11-game) daily fantasy football slate, including some key value plays that will make it easier to pay up for Dalvin Cook on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Thanksgiving Day + Week 12 Fantasy Preview
John McKechnie and Mario Puig break down Week 12.
Week 12 Ranks, Thanksgiving Draft
Alan Seslowsky from DFS Army joins Jeff Erickson to review the Thanksgiving games draft (which was done before PIT-BAL was pushed back to Sunday) and the rest of the Week 12 slate.
Thanksgiving DFS NFL Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Thursday's two-game daily fantasy football slate, including how much of a difference there will be between lineups in cash games and GPPs.
Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski tackle another wave of free agent pickups, highlighting a bevy of running backs including Gus Edwards, Frank Gore, Kerryon Johnson and James White.
2020 Week 11 Observations
Joe Burrow's injury, Taysom Hill's debut as a starting QB, what's wrong with Carson Wentz and Lamar Jackson's struggles continue are among the topics that Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss this week.
Week 11 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including how much of an impact Taysom Hill will have on lineups in cash games and GPPs.
Full Week 11 Preview
John and Mario run through the entire Week 11 Slate and analyze the biggest fantasy football storylines from each matchup. Will the Patriots ground game stay on track in Houston? Can this version of the Baltimore defense exploit a weak Tennessee defense? What can Derek Carr do for an encore against the Chiefs after a big game against them in their first meeting? The guys get to all of that and more in this week's preview. #FantasyFootball
Fantasy Trades and Moves to Prepare for Playoffs
Joe Bartel and Jim Coventry tackle some of the latest news in the NFL and also help fantasy managers best prepare for the fantasy playoffs, identifying a couple of players worth trading for while identifying a few to sell high on.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski break down the impact of Drew Brees' injury relative to potential waiver wire decisions and also highlight a handful of names to target like J.D. McKissic, Michael Pittman and Salvon Ahmed.
2020 Week 10 Observations
Weather issues, injuries and bad matchups highlighted a chaotic Week 10. Liss and Jeff break down the week's events.
Week 10 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether or not Mike Davis is as much of a free square as he seems.
Week 10 Full Preview
John and Mario look at the entire Week 10 slate from every angle and answer the most important fantasy questions from each matchup. Can the Bucs prove that last week was a fluke? Who wins the Tua-Herbert showdown? Can the Ravens' offense change its stripes midseason? All of this and more on this week's breakdown.
Adam Ronis and the Ranking Process
There's more chaos in the running back ranks this week, with Christian McCaffrey hurt once again, uncertainty surrounding Miles Sanders, Joe Mixon, Antonio Gibson and David Johnson, plus a whole lot of committees to sift out. Adam Ronis of Fantasy Alarm joins Jeff Erickson to break it all down, and discuss the rankings process as well.
Week 10 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski tackle another week of free agent targets, identifying Duke Johnson, Jalen Reagor and Allen Lazard as some of the top names to pick up.
2020 Week 9 Observations
Comparing the 2020 Rookie WR Draft Class with the 2019 Class, disappointing RBs in Week 9, the Seahawks struggling to protect Russell Wilson and Christian McCaffrey's shoulder are among the topics covered by Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson in this week's edition.
Week 9 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, one that includes viable players at every price range that will likely guarantee lots of lineup diversification.
Week 9 Preview
John and Mario run through the Week 9 slate and break down the biggest fantasy questions from each contest. Can the Josh Allen and the Bills get the offense back on track against the Seahawks? Are the Titans looking at a trap game against the Bears? Will the Chargers-Raiders game deliver the fantasy goods? All of that and more on this week's full slate preview.
Stafford Out, Niners Attrition, Week 9 FA's
RotoWire's Kevin Payne joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the big news of the week, including Matthew Stafford's move to the COVID-IR list, the 49ers and Packers dealing with injuries and COVID, and plenty of free agent suggestions for the week.
Week 9 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski survey the latest bit of free agent pickups before the NFL Trade deadline stressing a couple of names to monitor such as Dexter Williams, Jordan Wilkins, Jakobi Meyers, Marvin Hall and Ross Dwelley.
2020 Week 8 Observations
Has Lamar Jackson been 'solved' by some opposing defenses? How worried should we be about Jonathan Taylor? Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down the events of Week 8.
Week 8 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, which includes a number of games that could have some weather issues.
Full Week 8 Breakdown
John and Mario run through every game on the Week 8 slate, breaking it down from every angle and answering the biggest questions in each matchup. Is Ben Roethlisberger due to regress in Baltimore? Are the Raiders a downfield passing team now? How will the Browns replace OBJ? How will Tua fare in his first start for the Dolphins? All of that and much more on this week's breakdown.
Bob Harris on Week 8 Issues
Bob Harris from FootballDiehards.com and SiriusXMFantasy joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the many difficult issues facing us in Week 8, especially at the RB position.
Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski are back to break down the top free agent pickups entering Week 8 including the likes of JaMychal Hasty, Nelson Agholor, Scotty Miller and Harrison Bryant.
2020 Week 7 Observations
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson wrap up a disastrous Week 7. Among the topics they cover are OBJ's season-ending injury, the decline of RoJo, the implosion of the Cowboys' offense and high-profile WR bad games.
Week 7 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy football slate, including how popular they think players from the Seahawks vs. Cardinals game will be and whether fantasy players should be targeting or fading them.
Full Week 7 Preview
John and Mario break down every Week 7 matchup from every angle and tackle the biggest fantasy questions from each game. Is Michael Thomas a Top 5 receiver the rest of the way? What does the Charger backfield split look like after the bye? Is D'Andre Swift ready to take on the lion's share of the backfield work in Detroit? All of that and more in this week's edition.
Week 7 Talk With Howard Bender
Howard Bender of Fantasy Alarm joins Jeff Erickson to break down the Week 7 slate, react to the Antonio Brown rumors and more!
Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski discuss a couple of relevant names to check for on the waiver wire including Boston Scott, Giovani Bernard and Darren Fells. Ranking streamer QBs with the news of Tua Tagovailoa taking over as the starter was also discussed.
2020 Week 6 Observations
It feels as if there's a diminishing number of players in our circle of trust, though it's worth noting that many of those players that we do trust were either on bye or playing on Monday in Week 6. Plus, Chris & Jeff take a look at what Mike Vrabel is doing in Tennessee, what's happen with their Week 7 opponents the Steelers, and the long list of injuries in Philly among the lead items in this week's rundown.
Week 6 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 11-game daily fantasy football slate, including how popular Alexander Mattison will be if Dalvin Cook is unable to play.
Navigating Week 6
John and Mario answer the most important fantasy questions from each matchup on the Week 6 slate. Is this the week Jonathan Taylor finally goes off? How will the Steelers offense fare against its toughest test so far? Will the Lions-Jaguars and Vikings-Falcons matchups provide the fantasy fireworks that Vegas is expecting? Tune in for all that and more on the Week 6 breakdown.
Week 6 NFFC Talk With Matt Modica
High-stakes fantasy player Matt Modica joins Jeff Erickson to talk about the NFFC so far, what's went right, what's gone wrong and what's on tap for Week 6.
Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski are back and ready to break down how to prioritize your free agent pickups between Alexander Mattison, Chase Claypool and Andy Dalton. The guys also discuss a couple of potentially dropped players to scoop up including Phillip Lindsay, Mike Williams, Mecole Hardman and Henry Ruggs.
Wrapping up a Wild Week 5
Jim Coventry and Jeff Erickson discuss a wild Week 5, with an emphasis on Dak Prescott, SEA-MIN and KC-LV, and why both of us are in big on Chase Claypool.
Week 5 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's (now) 10-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether we'll finally see Ezekiel Elliott's breakout game.
Week 5 Preview
John and Mario break down the entire Week 5 slate from every angle, including deep dives into the quarterback situation in Washington, the dysfunction in Arizona's offense and much more.
Chatting with Donkey Teeth
Donkey Teeth from RazzBall.com joins Jeff Erickson to take a look at Week 5 Rankings, the latest COVID developments in Tennessee and New England, and a discussion about RazzBowl.
Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski survey the Waiver Wire landscape for some potential goldmines, breaking down the likes of Damien Harris, Robert Tonyan and a handful of intriguing WRs.
2020 Week 4 Recap
Bill O'Brien has been fired, Nick Chubb and Austin Ekeler will be out for a while, NFL teams need mobile quarterbacks, and Joe Mixon is back! Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down Week 4.
Week 4 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy football slate, including which high-priced running back is likely to be prioritized in cash games and GPPs.
Gearing Up For Week 4
John and Mario break down the Week 4 slate that Vegas projects to be very high scoring across the league. The guys look at each game, identifying the key matchups and factors on top of looking at the spreads and totals. Can New England slow Kansas City's roll? Will the Seahawks avoid the trap game in Miami? All of that and more on this edition of the RotoWire NFL Podcast.
Week 4 Rankings Talk With Chris Harris
Chris Harris (@HarrisFootball) joins Jeff Erickson to discuss rankings for Week 4. Topics include Titans-Steelers, what to do with James Robinson, Justin Jefferson, Preston Williams and other tough ranks.
Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski survey the Week 4 landscape picking out a number of key WR targets to roster for the weeks to come.
2020 Week 3 Observations
Alvin Kamara is the top player in fantasy this year, Liss takes the L on Austin Ekeler but not Odell Beckham, and other takeaways from a busy Week 3.
Week 3 DFS Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy football slate, including why some high-priced running backs may not be as popular in cash games and GPPs.
Running Through Week 3
John and Mario hit every game from every angle as they do each Thursday of the NFL season. Which of the big waiver wire pickups this week can you feel comfortable starting right away? How will the big matchups between Prescott and Wilson, Brees and Rodgers, and Mahomes and Jackson shake out? Tune in for all that and more.
Shooting the Breeze With Scott Pianowski
Yahoo's Scott Pianowski joins Jeff Erickson to chat about a slew of topics, including the slew of injuries in the NFL, how difficult it is to play defense, selling before it's too late, Jacksonville's emerging offense, and a whole lot more.
Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski get you set for your waiver wire after an injury-filled Week 2, breaking down the best way to organize your pickups while discussing players such as Mike Davis, Devonta Freeman, Darrell Henderson and Mo Alie-Cox.
2020 Week 2 Recap
Chris and Jeff discuss the injury carnage from Week 2, including what to do with Christian McCaffrey's season-long ranking. They also delve into the COVID-19 testing results, among many other topics.
Week 2 DFS Preview & Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy football slate, including whether or not fantasy players need to pay up for Davante Adams after his monster game last week.
Full Week 2 Breakdown
John and Mario get you ready for Week 2 of the NFL action with a look at every game from every angle. Will Clyde Edwards-Helaire continue to get workhorse volume? Can the Cowboys offense get in gear against Atlanta? Is the Rodgers resurgence real in Green Bay? Tune in for all that and more in this Week 2 breakdown.
Hidden Stats with Jerry Donabedian
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian joins Jeff Erickson to talk about interesting snap shares, targets and routes run, along with the big news of the day involving Michael Thomas and Chris Godwin.
Week 2 FA Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski cover an expansive list of free agent targets and whether you should roster them for your fantasy leagues. The list includes Malcolm Brown, Nyheim Hines, Leviska Shenault and Parris Campbell.
Week 1 Recap
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson review the Week 1 results, lament the Colts' Survivor-crushing loss, and go on a tangent about who is the toughest wide receiver in the NFL.
Week 1 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 12-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, including whether or not Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, Michael Thomas and George Kittle are worth targeting despite each being significantly higher priced than all others at their respective positions.
Week 1 Breakdown
The season is finally upon us as John and Mario look at the Thursday and Sunday slates, offering their analysis for each and every matchup. Whether it's figuring out a tough start/sit decision or looking for an under the radar game to target, the guys have you covered in their Week 1 breakdown.
An Audience With the King
Scott Engel joins Jeff Erickson to break down Week 1, discuss the news on Mike Evans, Amari Cooper and other recent injury developments, and tells a few fun war stories along the way.
Week 1 FA Waiver Wire Targets
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski survey the top waiver wire pickups entering Week 1 including the Jacksonville backfield and Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard.
NFFC Drafts, Liss's Portfolio
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson review their latest NFFC drafts, cover some of the roster cutdown moves, and look over Liss's 2020 portfolio.
How to Beat Your Friends at Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird discuss why you should play daily fantasy football against your friends and family, as well as how to beat them and win their money on a consistent basis.
Fournette Fallout and RotoWire Online Champions...
John and Mario make sense of the Leonard Fournette signing in Tampa Bay and what it means for him, Ronald Jones, and the Buccaneer offense as a whole. The guys also inspect the fallout in Jacksonville before diving into their NFFC Drafts from this week.
Is It the Welsh? It is!
Chris Welsh (The Welsh) joins Jeff Erickson to cover a ton of topics, including Alvin Kamara, Lev Bell, what types of leagues he prefers to play and a whole lot more.
Mixon Signs New Deal
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski analyze the breaking-news Joe Mixon signing, discussing his hierarchy among the top fantasy backs in various scoring settings while also breaking down a number of mid-tier RB options and their respective values.
Kamara Holding Out?
Is Alvin Kamara holding out? How much does he fall on your draft board? Leonard Fournette is cut by the Jaguars, and we review Chris Liss's "Beat Chris Liss 2" draft.
Avoiding Mistakes in Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down some common mistakes people make when playing daily fantasy football and how to avoid making them in the future. They then talk about setting goals for the season, how they use tools like lineup optimizers and why projections shouldn't be used on face value alone.
RB Injuries and Inflation
John and Mario look at the injury situations with some prominent running backs such as Chicago's David Montgomery. The guys also lay out the case for fading Breshad Perriman at his current ADP and look at the current inflation at the running back position.
A Chat with the Fantasy Exec
Corey Parson, aka The Fantasy Exec, joins Jeff Erickson to hit on a number of topics, including a breakout, a bust, two sleepers and a comeback. You can catch Corey on Twitter @TheFantasyExec and online at SI.com.
A.J. Brown and Other "Can't Miss" Fantasy Options
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski recap last week's interesting NFFC RotoWire Online Championship draft while also analyze their most-owned player shares, highlighting the likes of A.J. Brown, Ronald Jones, Mike Williams and Nick Chubb.
Training Camp News, RB Values
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the latest news from training camp, including injuries to Kenyan Drake, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams. They also talk about how the "tenure system" is harmful in professional sports, particularly at the RB position.
Daily Fantasy Football Showdown and Single Game...
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down showdown and single-game strategies for DraftKings and FanDuel, including why the most important thing may be lineup differentiation.
Washington and Philly backfield buzz plus late ...
John and Mario try to get a handle on the latest news out of Washington regarding Antonio Gibson and the rest of their running backs, and the guys also take a look at the backfield depth in Philadelphia. The guys also identify some running back targets going outside the Top 100 in drafts before rounding things out with a look at their respective teams from the RotoWire Steak League.
Jen Piacenti on Josh Jacobs, Miles Sanders and ...
Jen Piacenti from Fantasy Alarm joins Jeff Erickson on a news-heavy today to discuss balancing baseball & football coverage at the same time, her experience joining the fantasy sports community, and to break down the news of the day - including Miles Sanders, Davante Adams, Nick Chubb, and the restrictions facing NFL beat writers.
Steak League Recap
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski break down their respective Steak League drafts while analyzing a number of different strategies respective draftees took during the live RotoWire auction draft.
Stacks and Pads
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss a few good stacks and what types of leagues to use them while breaking down the news from the first day of practice in pads for the NFL.
Stacking and Positional Prioritization in DFS F...
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down certain stacking techniques in daily fantasy football and then explain their methods for choosing quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses each week.
Kittle Contract, Gurley Update, and Steelers Of...
John and Mario examine the market-setting George Kittle deal before diving into some news and notes from around the league, including Todd Gurley's outlook in Atlanta. The guys also take a long look at the Pittsburgh backfield, examining each option behind James Conner.
News or Noise?
Chris Towers from CBS Sports joins Jeff Erickson and they cover a number of early training camp topics, including the Colts' RB job battle, Josh Jacobs, Ronald Jones and the Bucs' offense, plus Chris's approach to the wide receiver pool this season.
Finding Best Fantasy Draft Slot
Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski attempt to answer the age-old question, "which fantasy draft slot is better?" Using different ADPs, the guys break down their optimal lineups for each range of picks.
Late Round Receivers
Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss discuss the wide receiver pool after the top 40 according to ADP are gone - what type of profile are we looking for, and choosing among players with like profiles and ADP's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Finding the Optimal NFFC Best Ball Strategy
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.
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.