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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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
102
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
103
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
104
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
105
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
106
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
107
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
108
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
109
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
110
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
111
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
112
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
113
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
114
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
115
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
116
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
117
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
118
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
119
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
120
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
121
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
122
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
123
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
124
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
125
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
126
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
127
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
128
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
129
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
130
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
131
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
132
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
133
Scott Fish Pod
Scott Fish joins Jeff Erickson to preview the #SFB9 Championship, Week 16, and Packers-Vikings.
49 min
134
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
135
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
136
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
137
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
138
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
139
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
140
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
141
Week 14 DFS Preview
Scott Jenstad and Andrew Laird preview Sunday's 13-game daily fantasy NFL slate, including whether they think the Saints are underpriced despite a tough matchup against the strong 49ers defense.
87 min
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Previewing Week 14
John and Mario are back to break down Week 14 from every angle. The guys take a deep dive into the Patriots-Chiefs matchup and dish out some of their favorite fantasy plays from every game, such as Minnesota's Alexander Mattison going up against Detroit
77 min
143
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
144
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
145
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
146
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
147
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
148
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
149
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
150
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
152
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
153
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
154
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
155
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
157
RazzBowl Reflections
Mike Alexander from Razzball drops by to preview Week 11, and cover the ongoing RazzBowl playoffs.
47 min
158
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
159
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
160
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
162
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
163
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
164
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
165
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
166
Breaking Down Week 9
John and Mario take a look at every game on the Week 9 slate from every angle.
78 min
167
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
168
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
169
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
170
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
172
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
173
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
174
Unwatchable
Liss and Erickson rant about the over-officiated nature of the NFL while breaking down Week 7.
52 min
175
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
176
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
177
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
178
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
179
Week 6 In Review
Chris Liss Talks Yang With Jim Coventry
36 min
180
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
181
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
182
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
183
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
184
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
185
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
186
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
187
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
188
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
189
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
190
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
193
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
194
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
195
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
196
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
197
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
198
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
199
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