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Fantasy Soccer Podcast
A two-time finalist for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association podcast of the year, the RotoWire Fantasy Soccer Podcast covers daily fantasy and season-long soccer contests from multiple leagues, including the English Premier League, Major League Soccer and the UEFA Champions League. Hosted by Andrew Laird, who is joined regularly by Jordan Cooper, Schuyler Redpath, JD Bazzo, Luis Pacheco and Daniel Bramlette, the show includes match previews and reviews, as well as standalone strategy discussions to help listeners better understand the ins and outs of fantasy soccer.
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No Limit on the Late-Game Hammer
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches.
65 min
302
Stacking Manchester United...Again.
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper look ahead to this weekend's fantasy Premier League slates, which will likely have plenty of people stacking Manchester United as they host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
63 min
303
Champions League Stars and Scrubs?
Andrew Laird and Tom Devine preview Wednesday's seven-game daily fantasy Champions League slate, which will have plenty of fantasy managers trying to work around Lionel Messi's high price.
75 min
304
Is It Time To Fade Ronaldo?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper break down their recent tough weekend of daily fantasy Premier League action and then preview Tuesday's eight-game Champions League slate, which will make the decision whether to play Cristiano Ronaldo a very difficult one.
49 min
305
FPL Gameweek 6 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, with Mike astonished at how high Andrew is on Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andrew astonished how low Mike is on Alexis Sanchez.
49 min
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Don't Forget About the Red Line
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which includes a number of games with major playoff implications.
67 min
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How Much Pep Is In Your Step?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper preview Saturday's seven-game fantasy Premier League slate, including which Man City players to focus on and how to fit them all in.
52 min
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Punting a Midfield Spot
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review their daily fantasy Premier League cash lineups from this past weekend, including what they did when they saw Philippe Coutinho and James Milner starting for Liverpool on Saturday.
48 min
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The Answer is Plata
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview this weekend's Major League Soccer slates, including RSL fighting for their playoff lives at home against Portland and many teams missing significant players due to injuries and suspensions.
45 min
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FPL Gameweek 5 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 5 of the Premier League, including a debate on whether 70 minutes of Joselu is better than 30 minutes of Alexis Sanchez.
74 min
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You Have to Consider Gareth Barry
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper preview Saturday's six-game daily fantasy Premier League slate, including how to get a piece of the three big favorites and whether Gareth Barry (!) is a viable cash option.
52 min
312
Is It Okay to Fade Lionel Messi?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review their cash lineups from Saturday's Premier League slate and then preview Tuesday's Champions League action when they explain why it might be okay to fade Lionel Messi.
52 min
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FPL Gameweek 4 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 4 of the Premier League, the first set of matches in September, which means it's time for Harry Kane to finally score.
63 min
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Starting with Giovinco
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including how to navigate a tough early DFS slate packed with high-priced players, led by Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco.
54 min
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How Much Do You Trust Arsenal?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper preview this weekend's daily fantasy Premier League slates, with Saturday's contests highly dependent on how Arsenal perform against Bournemouth.
50 min
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Wilfried Bony Was Great Three Years Ago!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review the important transfers that happened just before the deadline and how fantasy managers in Togga and FPL should take advantage.
60 min
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How's the Weather in Zagreb?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review the past week's World Cup qualifying slates on DraftKings and explain why detailed stats for these competitions isn't totally necessary for finding the right players to target.
37 min
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Ask the Shark Edition
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper use the international break to discuss questions from subscribers, including how to play World Cup qualifier slates with multiple huge favorites and when the best time is to punt with a centerback in DFS lineups.
30 min
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Gyasi Zardes, Late Game Hammer?
Andrew Laird and Schuyler Redpath preview Major League Soccer's upcoming four-game weekend slate, which has every team trying to deal with voids left by players on international duty.
32 min
320
What Do You Have Against Tom Cleverley?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review the past weekend's daily fantasy Premier League slates, including why Andrew was an idiot for trusting Crystal Palace and not Watford's Tom Cleverley.
49 min
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FPL Gameweek 3 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, as well as discuss what fantasy owners should do with Joshua King in Togga leagues and how Everton's rotation could mess up fantasy rosters this season.
84 min
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Sunday MLS Firepower
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of Major League Soccer, including what kind of rotation we could see after 14 teams played Wednesday and which upper-tier options to focus on for Sunday's three-game slate.
63 min
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How Much Romelu Lukaku is Too Much?
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss the new RotoWire Soccer Slack chat available to all subscribers before diving into this weekend's daily fantasy Premier League slates, including ANOTHER Harry-Kane-on-a-Sunday decision.
71 min
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Understanding Goalkeeper Variance
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review their DraftKings cash lineups from this past weekend before diving into a discussion about goalkeeper scoring probabilities and variance.
55 min
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FPL Gameweek 2 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including how many Liverpool players is too many and how Chelsea could line up against Spurs without a number of regular starters.
81 min
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Bizarro JD vs. Bizarro Schuyler
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches.
57 min
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Liverpool Will Decide Our Fate
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper preview this weekend's daily fantasy Premier League slates, including why Liverpool's match against Crystal Palace will decide who cashes on Saturday and whether Harry Kane should be faded again Sunday.
68 min
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Fading Harry Kane on Sunday
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review their daily fantasy soccer lineup decisions from Gameweek 1 of the Premier League.
49 min
329
FPL Gameweek 1 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview all 10 matches of the Premier League's opening weekend and then discuss different strategies for their FPL teams, including Andrew's plan to play five in the back and Mike's utter disgust at the idea.
93 min
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DFS Premier League Opening Weekend Preview
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper preview this weekend's main DFS Premier League slates, which will likely be dominated by players from Chelsea and Manchester City on Saturday.
63 min
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Set Piece Doody
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including a discussion on a few new set-piece takers for Chicago, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Dallas.
58 min
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FPL Drafts and Auctions
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss the recent U.S. Togga expert draft and this year's IEFSA auction, both of which proved that you never have to overpay for defenders or goalkeepers.
54 min
333
How to Play Daily Fantasy Soccer
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper explain the basics of playing daily fantasy soccer.
100 min
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New Bosses in Los Angeles
Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including what the Galaxy will do against the Sounders now that Sigi Schmid is in charge.
78 min
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Do You Believe in the Late-Game Hammer?
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which will have a number of stars missing due to international duty, red card suspensions and injuries.
66 min
336
Fantasy Premier League is Back!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb return from their brief summer break to discuss the opening of this year's official fantasy Premier League game, as well as how they are tackling the RotoWire Togga best ball draft and what to do about their IEFSA keepers.
91 min
337
Is It Wondo Time Again?
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including whether Chris Wondolowski will score in the California Clasico and who will score more fantasy points this weekend, Haris Medunjanin or Federico Higuain.
68 min
338
Choosing Between Teammates
Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including a discussion on how to choose between teammates like the Crew's Justin Meram and Federico Higuain or the Impact's Ignacio Piatti and Blerim Dzemaili.
70 min
339
Fantasy MLS Round 16 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which will have a number of solid fantasy options missing such as Maxi Moralez, Cyle Larin, Florian Jungwirth and Christian Bolanos.
85 min
340
How Far is it From Trujillo to Chicago?
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the three MLS matches this weekend, which will have a number of players missing due to international duty.
36 min
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How to Utilize Ownership Percentages
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss a number of different daily fantasy soccer strategies, including how to use ownership percentages to help build GPP lineups and what kind of stacking techniques work best.
82 min
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Fantasy MLS is Expanding!
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, with DFS soccer players now able to play fantasy Major League Soccer on Yahoo!
64 min
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The Wondo Whisperer
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including what Dallas will do with two games in four days and whether Chris Wondolowski will score in the California Clasico.
56 min
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Premier League Season Finale Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the final weekend of the Premier League, as Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal fight for the last two Champions League spots for next season.
64 min
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Time for the Union Stack!
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including why fantasy managers should stack Philadelphia Union players.
75 min
346
Everything and Nothing to Play For
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including how to deal with teams that have nothing to play for and how strongly teams fighting relegation should be considered for fantasy rosters.
60 min
347
In It To Nguyen It
Andrew Laird and Schuyler Redpath break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches.
49 min
348
Time to Fade Giovinco?
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including whether the Red Bulls will bounce back after losing to Sporting KC on Wednesday and if this is an appropriate week to fade Sebastian Giovinco.
66 min
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FPL Gameweek 36 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 36 of the Premier League, which appears to include a number of terrible games, but could they actually have a ton of goals?
56 min
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The Worst FPL Slate of the Season?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 35 of the Premier League, including a Saturday slate that is highlighted by Christian Benteke, Jermain Defoe and Manolo Gabbiadini. Can you feel the excitement??
62 min
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Fantasy MLS Round 9 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including what the ideal formations may be in MLS Fantasy Manager and how to fit in Romain Alessandrini and Nicolas Lodeiro on DraftKings' late Saturday slate.
68 min
352
Lukaku, Sigurdsson or Both?
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including whether fantasy owners should roll with Romelu Lukaku or Gylfi Sigurdsson in DFS contests, or possibly try to fit them both in.
40 min
353
The Worst Double Gameweek Teams Ever?
Andrew Laird and Schuyler Redpath preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including how the Revolution and Earthquakes will respond after playing midweek and how fantasy managers will choose between David Villa and Romain Alessandrini on Sunday.
56 min
354
FPL Gameweek 33 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 33 of the Premier League, including whether Dele Alli's incredible run of form will continue and whether Chelsea will get a solid result against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
81 min
355
FPL Gameweek 32 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, which should see plenty of fantasy managers focusing on Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool players.
60 min
356
Fantasy MLS Round 6 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including whether Bastian Schweinsteiger will become a regular fantasy play and if Sebastian Giovinco is finally ready to break out.
59 min
357
FPL Gameweek 31 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb briefly review Gameweek 30 of the Premier League before jumping into Gameweek 31, which will include Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return from suspension and a quadruple revenge game in the Swansea City v. Tottenham match.
81 min
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FPL Gameweek 30 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches.
75 min
359
Fantasy MLS Round 5 Preview
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which could have a number of players resting after returning from international duty, though Sebastian Giovinco is back from injury.
52 min
360
Fantasy MLS Round 4 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down this weekend's three-game MLS slate, which will have fantasy managers considering the likes of Kei Kamara and Lee Nguyen once again.
41 min
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FPL Gameweek 29 Preview
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including whether casual observers will be able to handle the excitement of Sunderland hosting Burnley before Sunday's huge Man City-Liverpool match.
51 min
362
Fantasy MLS Round 3 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down Round 3 of Major League Soccer, including whether San Jose and Houston are for real and which mid-priced midfielders are the key for DFS lineups on Saturday.
56 min
363
What Y-M-C-A Stands For
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 28 of the Premier League, a limited four-game slate with only three for Saturday's DFS contests.
42 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 2 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview Round 2 of the MLS season, including which young fill-in fullbacks could pay off and whether the weather will have an effect on fantasy scores.
75 min
365
Flap Jack Bullies
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Togga's John Wallin to review Gameweek 27 of the Premier League and figure out how to deal with only four (or five) games in Gameweek 28.
86 min
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FPL Gameweek 27 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, which should include a huge Gylfi Sigurdsson performance and who knows out of Liverpool and Arsenal.
80 min
367
MLS Opening Weekend Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the opening weekend of Major League Soccer, which brings back the age-old fantasy MLS question of whether or not to fade Sebastian Giovinco.
98 min
368
Who is the Most Exciting Team in the Premier Le...
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 26 of the Premier League, including which team is the most exciting to watch when they play at their best. Hint: Harry Kane won't be happy with the answer.
54 min
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FPL Gameweek 26 Preview
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen break down the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including whether it's okay to fade Chelsea and which mid-tier midfielders could provide the best value.
50 min
370
Fantasy MLS is Back!
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the changes in MLS Fantasy Manager for the upcoming season, including unlimited transfers, and which new players to the league could make an immediate fantasy impact.
62 min
371
FPL Gameweek 25 Preview
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including a big Liverpool-Tottenham match that may not provide as many fantasy points as some may hope.
58 min
372
So A Forearm to the Head Isn't a Foul?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 24 of the Premier League, including Chelsea's dominant 3-1 win over Arsenal that saw Hector Bellerin concussed thanks to a forearm from Marcos Alonso that yielded no foul - oh, and it was a goal for Chelse...
59 min
373
FPL Gameweek 24 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the upcoming weekend fixtures in the Premier League, which starts off with the big RotoClasico of Chelsea v. Arsenal.
67 min
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FPL Gameweek 23 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming midweek Premier League fixtures, which include a number of road favorites Tuesday and some big mismatches Wednesday.
59 min
375
Hey, Diego Costa is Back
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 22 of the Premier League, including Diego Costa's return to the Chelsea starting XI and Alexis Sanchez playing ANOTHER 90 minutes for Arsenal.
59 min
376
Daily Fantasy Soccer Head-to-Head Strategies
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss a range of strategies for playing daily fantasy soccer head-to-head contests, including opponent selection, lineup building and game theory.
71 min
377
FPL Gameweek 22 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss Mike's continued hair growing-out process, including what type of product he uses to tame it, before diving into the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, featuring a big Man City-Spurs clash on Saturday.
58 min
378
Stars vs. Scrubs in Togga's Perfect XI
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down what happened in Gameweek 21 of the Premier League, including big wins from Chelsea and Arsenal, before discussing their new Togga strategy tests about whether scrubs can outperform stars.
52 min
379
FPL Gameweek 21 Preview
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, with a number of ugly encounters Saturday before two enticing matchups Sunday.
48 min
380
Who Wants MORE Soccer?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 19 of the Premier League before diving into Gameweek 20, which starts only one day later.
63 min
381
Hey, Sergio Aguero is Back!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 19 of the Premier League, which will see Sergio Aguero return from his four-match ban and Diego Costa from his one-game suspension.
68 min
382
How to Start Playing DFS Soccer
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss how to get into daily fantasy soccer, what bankroll management strategies are appropriate for beginners and how to develop better methods for building lineups.
55 min
383
Boxing Day Preview
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen preview Gameweek 18 of the Premier League, including which upper-tier midfielders are worth targeting and how Chelsea may line up without Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante.
57 min
384
Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Headed for 25 Goals?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Togga's John Wallin to review Gameweek 17 of the Premier League, discuss which players could legitimately reach 25 goals this season and why no one wants to play best ball FPL.
66 min
385
FPL Gameweek 17 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 17 of the Premier League, including which Spurs player to target when they take on Burnley at White Hart Lane and which other matchups are worth exploiting.
61 min
386
FPL Gameweek 16 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the Premier League's 10 midweek matches, including which upper-tier midfielders are worth targeting and whether Arsenal can keep pace with Chelsea.
53 min
387
FPL Gameweek 15 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 15 of the Premier League, including how much Arsenal will dominate Stoke City and whether Diego Costa is the best fantasy forward in England.
66 min
388
Let's Not Make This a Chelsea Podcast
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 14 of the Premier League, including Chelsea's big win over Manchester City and who benefits the most from Sergio Aguero's four-game suspension (hint: Arsene Wenger).
62 min
389
What "FPL" Really Stands For
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including the huge Man City-Chelsea game, while also discussing what would be on their target list in a fantasy pasta league.
70 min
390
We All Saw 5-4 Coming
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 13 of the Premier League, including Swansea City's incredible 5-4 win over Crystal Palace and Chelsea's victory over Spurs despite finally giving up a goal in the 3-4-3 formation.
56 min
391
FPL Gameweek 13 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including how many Liverpool players to stack against Sunderland and whether Gylfi Sigurdsson can deliver Bob Bradley his first win as Swansea City manager.
61 min
392
Togga Perfect XI Strategies
Andrew Laird is joined by Togga's John Wallin to discuss player selection strategies for Togga's Perfect XI game, as well as how participating in a draft league can help when playing other fantasy soccer formats.
56 min
393
FPL Gameweek 12 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including which matchup of lower-table teams could produce plenty of fantasy points, and which of the higher-tier clubs could be faded.
51 min
394
How to Build DFS Soccer Lineups
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper break down lineup-building strategies for daily fantasy soccer games, including the process of putting together the optimal cash-game roster and how to use that to build the best tournament lineup.
98 min
395
Giovinco and Who?
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss Sunday's four MLS playoff matches and how fantasy players can fit it Sebastian Giovinco and at least one other high-priced option.
43 min
396
FPL Gameweek 11 Preview
Andrew Laird (@RotoWireAndrew) and Mike Gottlieb (@SportsByGotti) preview Gameweek 11 of the Premier League, including whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic can end his goal drought and if Man City will rotate their squad after this week's big win over Barcelona.
51 min
397
Daily Fantasy Soccer Strategies
Andrew Laird (@RotoWireAndrew) is joined by Jordan Cooper (@blenderHD) to discuss lineup-building strategies, contest selection skills and why relying solely on tout articles isn't the best plan for long-term success in daily fantasy soccer.
75 min
398
FPL Gameweek 10 Review
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 10 of the Premier League, which included dominant wins from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, plus a huge effort from Burnley's Tom Heaton.
47 min
399
MLS Playoffs!
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss Sunday's four-game MLS playoff slate, which is packed with high-priced fantasy options.
47 min
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FPL Gameweek 10 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, discuss FanDuel's entrance into the market and how DraftKings' salary adjustments change lineup building.
67 min