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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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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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
Scott Fish Pod
Scott Fish joins Jeff Erickson to preview the #SFB9 Championship, Week 16, and Packers-Vikings.
49 min
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
RazzBowl Reflections
Mike Alexander from Razzball drops by to preview Week 11, and cover the ongoing RazzBowl playoffs.
47 min
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
Breaking Down Week 9
John and Mario take a look at every game on the Week 9 slate from every angle.
78 min
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
Unwatchable
Liss and Erickson rant about the over-officiated nature of the NFL while breaking down Week 7.
52 min
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
Week 6 In Review
Chris Liss Talks Yang With Jim Coventry
36 min
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
Interview With the Vampire
No, it's not the Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt movie! It's Luke Hoover joining Jeff Erickson to talk about Vampire Leagues, wide receiver injuries, Week 5 matchups and the Sin City Showdown.
59 min
65
Week 4 Waiver Wire Review
Joe Bartel (JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) handle a relatively mundane free agent week, highlighting Ronald Jones and the Titans defense as high-priority free-agent pickups, and also touch on different trade strategies for fantasy teams down on their luck.
49 min
66
Complex Systems
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down Week 4, riffing on how the NFL is a complex system and how that explains some of the aberrant results that we saw from the Pats, Cowboys and Browns, among other teams.
51 min
67
Week 4 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy NFL slate, including their favorite game stacks and which popular value plays are more likely to bust than break out.
102 min
68
Week 4 Breakdown
John and Mario analyze every game on the Week 4 slate and discuss some of the early-season disappointments such as Kerryon Johnson, Sony Michel, and Baker Mayfield.
76 min
69
Tom Kessenich and the NFFC
Tom Kessenich drops by to discuss what is and isn't working in the NFFC. They also preview the Packers-Eagles game, and take a look at the Week 4 Waiver Wire.
65 min
70
Week 3 Waiver Wire
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) begrudgingly acknowledge a bevy of Giants players to pick up, including Wayne Gallman and Daniel Jones.
60 min
71
The Daniel Jones Era Commences
Chris Liss exults about Daniel Jones's debut while Jeff Erickson listens. And they break down Week 3.
58 min
72
Week 3 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's daily fantasy football slate, one that will test the resolve of fantasy players who like to focus on matchups and opportunities more than specific player skills.
84 min
73
Breaking Down Week 3
John and Mario break down the entire Week 3 slate from every angle and take stock of the quarterback situations in Pittsburgh, Carolina, and New Orleans. The guys also take a deep dive into the Lamar Jackson-Patrick Mahomes matchup coming up on Sunday
75 min
74
Getting Defensive, with Jim Coventry
Jim Coventry joins Jeff Erickson for the Wednesday fantasy football podcast. They cover free agent options, including a few ideas at LB to substitute for the injured Darius Leonard. They also rank the newly minted starting quarterbacks for the season.
57 min
75
Week 2 Waiver Wire Review
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) tackle a number of free agent QB options after injuries to Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Sam Darnold and Cam Newton in Week 2.
67 min
76
Surveying the Week 2 Carnage
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson break down all the damage done in Week 2 - damage done by refs, coaches, injuries and non-performance, headlined by Ben Roethlisberger's season-ending injury.
62 min
77
Week 2 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy NFL slate, including why people may be looking at multiple Raiders on DraftKings and which stacks could be overlooked on FanDuel.
87 min
78
The Dolphins Are Actually A Flash Mob
John McKechnie and Mario Puig attack the entire Week 2 slate from every angle and spend some time looking at the mess down in Miami.
78 min
79
Early FAAB Results with John Halpin
John Halpin joins Jeff Erickson to discuss early FAAB results, his eager endorsement of Mecole Hardman, Jeff's endorsement of Terry McLaurin, and they also preview the Panthers-Bucs game.
74 min
80
Week 1 Waiver Wire
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) run down an expansive list of eligible free agent targets for both deep and shallow formats, including John Ross and Marquise Brown.
62 min
81
Observations From Week 1
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss the results from Week 1, including the Tyreek Hill and Pat Mahomes injuries, Lamar Jackson's dominations, surprises from John Ross and a slew of rookie wide receivers, and observations from every game.
86 min
82
Week 1 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down Sunday's 12-game daily fantasy NFL slate, including whether or not fantasy players in cash games and GPPs should be paying up for running backs Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey.
92 min
83
Week 1 Breakdown
Week 1 is finally here and John and Mario and have the breakdowns for every game. The guys look at each matchup from a season-long and betting perspective, identifying the key fantasy players from every team along the way.
71 min
84
The Art of FAAB
Scott Jenstad jumps on with Jeff Erickson to discuss the fine art of bidding on free agents in fantasy football leagues, particularly in the NFFC. We also discuss the Zeke Elliott signing and Melvin Gordon's continuing holdout.
62 min
85
Under-Owned Players to Target
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) kick off their weekly series highlighting a handful of players under 50 percent owned in leagues that should be acquired, including Matthew Stafford and Mecole Hardman.
50 min
86
Cutdown Day Notes
Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson discuss LeSean McCoy & Damien Williams, the Bills backfield, Houston's moves, and how to adjust to 14-team leagues instead of the usual 12-team size.
59 min
87
Setting Goals and Avoiding Mistakes in DFS NFL
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird explain why it's important to set goals before the season and why people shouldn't drastically change them after a few good or bad weeks. They then break down some common mistakes people make and advise how they can be avoided.
72 min
88
ADP RB Risers
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) debate a handful of RBs going in the 3rd and 4th rounds including Chris Carson and Josh Jacobs, as well as touch on a handful of job battles including the Green Bay receiving corps.
62 min
89
The Film (Still) Doesn't Lie
Christopher Harris of HarrisFootball.com drops by, joining Jeff Erickson to discuss his emphasis on player skills, rather than situational factors that often boost a player's value.
61 min
90
Auction Draft Strategy Review
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) go over the RotoWire Steak League #2 and Joe's NFFC Auction auction draft results, highlighting a handful of important auction draft strategies as well as riser/fallers such as Duke Johnson and T.Y. Hilton.
55 min
91
Fear of Missing Out of Luck
Chris Liss & Jeff Erickson host the Monday RotoWire podcast, and cover: - Andrew Luck - Cam Newton - Lamar Miller / Duke Johnson - Their "Fear of Missing Out" Players - Purposeful Omissions
57 min
92
Key Strategies for Daily Fantasy Football
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird explain a few core DFS strategies, including how to take advantage of late swap in cash games and GPPs, and the importance of results tracking for bankroll management and contest selection.
57 min
93
RotoWire Steak League Auction Recap
John and Mario talk about their strategies from this week's Steak League auction and discuss their best buys and worst misses. The guys also break down the latest news on the Ezekiel Elliott and Antonio Brown fronts.
50 min
94
Beller's Picks & Pans
59 min
95
To Handcuff or Not to Handcuff RBs
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) discuss the strategy behind handcuffing RBs and whether there are any optimal opportunities to capitalize on.
54 min
96
Tips for Survivor, ATS and Pick 'Em Pools
40 min
97
DFS NFL Showdown and Single Game Strategies
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down the single-game daily fantasy football offerings from DraftKings and FanDuel, including strategies for lineup building and captain selection in GPPs and cash games.
69 min
98
Preseason Week 2 + John's NFFC Draft
John and Mario break down some of the premier job battles heading into Week 2 of the preseason before dissecting John's Rotowire Online Championship Draft on the NFFC.
60 min
99
Best Ball Strategy
69 min
100
2019 NFL Draft Kit
Chris Liss and Peter Schoenke Give You the Broad Overview
62 min