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 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
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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
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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
105
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
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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
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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
108
RazzBowl Reflections
Mike Alexander from Razzball drops by to preview Week 11, and cover the ongoing RazzBowl playoffs.
47 min
109
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
110
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
111
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
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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
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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
114
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
115
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
116
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
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Breaking Down Week 9
John and Mario take a look at every game on the Week 9 slate from every angle.
78 min
118
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
119
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
120
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
125
Unwatchable
Liss and Erickson rant about the over-officiated nature of the NFL while breaking down Week 7.
52 min
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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
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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
128
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
129
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
130
Week 6 In Review
Chris Liss Talks Yang With Jim Coventry
36 min
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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
132
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
134
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
135
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
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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
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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
139
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
140
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
141
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
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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
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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
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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
145
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
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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
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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
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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
149
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.
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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
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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
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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
153
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
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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
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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
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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
157
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
158
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
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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
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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
161
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
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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
163
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
164
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
165
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
166
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
167
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
168
Beller's Picks & Pans
59 min
169
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
170
Tips for Survivor, ATS and Pick 'Em Pools
40 min
171
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
172
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
173
Best Ball Strategy
69 min
174
2019 NFL Draft Kit
Chris Liss and Peter Schoenke Give You the Broad Overview
62 min
175
Bounceback Fantasy Candidates
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) go position by position highlighting a handful of players they think are due for a bounceback season, including Aaron Rodgers and Dalvin Cook.
50 min
176
Better/Worse Than Most
53 min
177
DFS Football Research Processes
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird explain their weekly daily fantasy football research processes, including the importance of reviewing previous results to determine whether you got lucky/unlucky or had a good/poor approach.
59 min
178
August Best Ball ADP
John and Mario look at Mario's recent DRAFT Best Ball Mega Tourney and get into Week 1 of the preseason action.
44 min
179
Early Round Draft Strategy
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) is joined by RotoWire's own Jim Coventry (@JimCoventryNFL) to talk about his early-round draft strategy and the latest news and notes from NFL training camp.
55 min
180
Fantasy Busts
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) go position by position identifying their respective "do not draft lists", including their lack of Le'Veon Bell shares.
55 min
181
The Problem With Projections
58 min
182
Stacking and Position Analysis in Daily Fantasy...
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird break down various stacking techniques in daily fantasy football and then explain their methods for choosing quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses each week.
84 min
183
Undervalued Late Round Targets
John and Mario dive into some of the best upside targets going late in drafts, including Jalen Richard, Gus Edwards, Maurice Harris and more. The guys also take a look at Thursday's Hall of Fame Game between the Broncos and the Falcons.
45 min
184
Talking Dynasty with Brad Ziegler
55 min
185
Mid-to-Late Round Sleepers
Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) and Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) run down their respective lists of sleepers to target by position.
60 min
186
Bengals Breaking Down
61 min
187
The 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.
70 min
188
Training Camp Kickoff
John McKechnie and Mario Puig look at the big storylines with training camps opening across the league, including a look at the potential backfield shakeup in Miami.
43 min
189
Breaking Down a Vampire Fantasy League
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) is joined alongside Luke Hoover (@Hoover_L_A) to discuss the new fantasy football format called "Vampire Leagues" and Luke's success throughout his inaugural season in the intriguing new setup.
59 min
190
Auction Draft Values
Joe Bartel (@JBFantasySports) and Jake Letarski (@RotoJake) are back to discuss specific auction draft values they like, including paying up for a top RB and acquiring a top-tier TE.
62 min
191
Talking Yang - Liss' NFFC Draft
Chris Liss And Jim Coventry Go Round By Round
45 min
192
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.
56 min
193
Denver Backfield + Fish Bowl
John and Mario take a deep dive into their expectations for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman as Denver opens training camp. The guys also take a look at Mario's Fish Bowl team and get some insight into his strategy.
42 min
194
Brad Evans Brings the Noise
62 min
195
Auction Draft 101
Want to get better in your auction league? Joe Bartel and Jake Letarski touch on general strategies in auction-league formats, including VORP (value over replacement player), nomination techniques and balancing your lineup with stars/scrubs.
50 min
196
Draft Season Begins
66 min
197
Dynasty and Devy Special
John and Mario eschew the slow NFL news cycle in favor of looking at some of the top college players who will be making noise at the next level in the coming years.
41 min
198
Best Ball Update
John and Mario talk recent NFL news and developments in best ball markets.
47 min
199
Flag Planting
John and Mario get into John's recent industry CFF mock where some statement picks were made for the early part of draft season. The guys rounded things out talking about the recent developments with James Conner, Marquise Brown, and the Packers' passing game.
56 min
200
Back to School
John and Mario go over some of the NFL's biggest news items, including Wentz and Hill, before delving into some college football talk with Rotowire's rankings getting close to launching.
43 min