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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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.
90 min
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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.
79 min
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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!
49 min
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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.
57 min
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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.
55 min
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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.
84 min
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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.
97 min
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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.
52 min
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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.
60 min
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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.
60 min
11
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.
95 min
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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.
87 min
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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.
49 min
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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.
55 min
15
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.
60 min
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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.
90 min
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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.
96 min
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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.
65 min
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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.
61 min
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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.
53 min
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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.
88 min
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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.
99 min
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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.
85 min
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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.
73 min
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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.
61 min
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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.
83 min
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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.
94 min
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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.
50 min
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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.
67 min
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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.
53 min
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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.
95 min
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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.
108 min
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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.
65 min
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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.
51 min
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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.
59 min
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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.
72 min
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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.
73 min
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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.
60 min
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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.
50 min
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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.
54 min
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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.
60 min
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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.
58 min
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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.
40 min
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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.
59 min
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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.
49 min
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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.
49 min
47
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.
64 min
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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.
47 min
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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.
67 min
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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.
47 min
51
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.
66 min
52
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.
63 min
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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.
70 min
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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.
54 min
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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.
53 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
60
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
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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
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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
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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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
Finding the Optimal NFFC Best Ball Strategy
67 min
68
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
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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
76
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
77
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
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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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
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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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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