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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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Wait, are Chelsea good again?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 9 of the Premier League, which included a number of boring nil-nil draws and a shocking 4-0 Chelsea win over Manchester United in Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge.
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FPL Gameweek 9 Preview
Andrew Laird and Chris Owen break down the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including which Arsenal and Liverpool players to target and whether the Chelsea-Man United match will have lots of goals (hint: no).
66 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 34 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the final day of the regular season in Major League Soccer, including how to replace Mauro Diaz and which star will have the biggest impact.
74 min
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We Should Have Seen It Coming
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down Gameweek 8 of the Premier League, including Bournemouth's offensive explosion and why we all should have known that Manchester United and Liverpool would end scoreless.
50 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 33 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which could include the return (finally) of Sebastian Giovinco.
58 min
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FPL Gameweek 8 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including whether it's finally time for Stoke City to break out and how the big Liverpool-Manchester United game will go down.
69 min
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Premier League Stats
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb dive into some Premier League stats, including which teams give up a lot of shots, who allows more shots on target to turn into goals, who has lots of crosses sent in against them and whether any of them even matter.
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Taking Stock of FPL Teams
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb use the international break to review a few surprising fantasy players over the first seven weeks of the Premier League season and discuss which teams offer the most fantasy production.
75 min
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The Worst MLS Slate Ever
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss MLS Fantasy Manager's Round 32, a four-game slate that includes two teams playing twice. Making things even harder, lineups lock Saturday but most matches will be played next week.
49 min
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FPL, Hats and Poisonous Oranges
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 7 of the Premier League, discuss what kind of hat Mike should get while growing his hair out and which in-form players will continue to play well.
60 min
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Here Comes Giovinco!
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including the possible return of Sebastian Giovinco.
75 min
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RotoClasico Review
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss last weekend's Arsenal-Chelsea game, their matchup in the RotoWire Togga league and everything else in the Premier League's sixth gameweek of the season.
47 min
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FPL Gameweek 6 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming week of matches, including whether West Brom can keep their attacking explosion up and which club has the best group of fantasy-worthy options.
64 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 30 Preview
Andrew Laird and Schuyler Redpath preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including who they will likely captain in MLS Fantasy Manager and which players make the best DFS plays.
55 min
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Hairy Kane is Out
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review last weekend's Premier League slate of matches, but not before a detailed conversation about haircuts.
72 min
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FPL Gameweek 5 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the upcoming weekend of Premier Leagues matches, including which game is the most lopsided and whether Mike will sink the Tom Heaton ship.
51 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 29 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including whether Mauro Diaz will play enough against NYC FC and who has the most upside on the entire slate.
65 min
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Good at Soccer
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 4 of the Premier League, which saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic score again (though Man United lost), while Romelu Lukaku showed everyone how great he can be.
51 min
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FPL Gameweek 4 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, including how well Wilfried Bony will do in his Stoke debut and how Manchester City will cope without Sergio Aguero.
47 min
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Landon Donovan is Back!
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, but not before discussing Landon Donovan's return to the Galaxy and how much of a fantasy impact he will have.
77 min
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The Transfer Window is Closed
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Togga's John Wallin to discuss which recently transferred players will make the biggest fantasy impacts and which players have the most to lose thanks to their new teammates.
70 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 27 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which include a number of player absences due to international duty.
54 min
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The Transfer Window is Closing
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 3 of the Premier League and discuss which late transfers could have big fantasy impacts this season.
65 min
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FPL Gameweek 3 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the upcoming weekend of Premier League action, unleash their frustrations about parking in New York City and discuss an Academy Award winning actor playing fullback for Swansea.
75 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 26 Preview
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches by trying to decide if anyone will ever win money with players from the Earthquakes or Revolution.
55 min
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FPL Gameweek 2 Review
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Chris Owen to discuss Gameweek 2 of the Premier League, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic's magic, Sergio Aguero's dominance and who was the most surprising player of the weekend.
43 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 24 Preview
Andrew Laird, JD Bazzo and Schuyler Redpath break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, including whether this is the week Lee Nguyen breaks out.
74 min
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FPL Gameweek 2 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss the upcoming weekend of Premier League matches, Andrew's very high winning bid for Paul Pogba in the IEFSA league and whether the definition of an assist should change.
60 min
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FPL Gameweek 1 Review
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the opening weekend of the Premier League, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic's debut, whether Arsenal supporters should be worried and Man City's first league game under Pep Guardiola.
57 min
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Fantasy MLS Rap Battles
Andrew Laird, JD Bazzo and Schuyler Redpath preview the upcoming weekend of Major League Soccer, and then JD and Schuyler drop the gloves for a hardcore fantasy MLS rap battle.
59 min
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EPL Gameweek 1 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down their season-long teams in #FPL and Togga and then preview all the Premier League matches this weekend before breaking down their DFS picks.
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MLS Fantasy Round 22 Preview
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo preview Round 22 of MLS Fantasy Manager, also known as the Everyone-Captain-Giovinco Round, plus the DFS slates, which offer plenty of intrigue.
47 min
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Talking Togga
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by Togga's John Wallin to discuss draft strategies, Togga's rankings and cheat sheets, overrated and underrated players and targets of Mike's who should probably be avoided. #FPL #Togga
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MLS Fantasy Round 21 Preview
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo look ahead to this weekend's MLS action, which includes nine games on Sunday after Thursday's All-Star Game, and discuss their contrarian lineup strategies for the big slate.
53 min
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Fantasy Premier League is Back!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss their initial thoughts on the official Fantasy Premier League game now that it is open for the 2016/17 season, including some of their value plays and players to avoid. #FPL
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MLS Fantasy Round 20 Preview
Andrew Laird, JD Bazzo and Schuyler Redpath break down the upcoming weekend of Major League Soccer action, including reactions to the Fabian Espindola trade, and then JD reveals his first Late Pod Poetry Hammer.
71 min
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Two Kantes are Better than One
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review the latest Premier League transfers and discuss a few strategies for the upcoming RotoWire Togga mock draft.
74 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 19 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss their MLS Fantasy teams heading into the Round 19 free wildcard, as well as their picks for this weekend's DFS action.
70 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 17 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down Round 17 of Major League Soccer, including Schuyler's new "Late Game Hammer Play of the Day" for Saturday's DFS slate.
71 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 16 Preview
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo break down the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which includes a number of two and three-game slates on most DFS sites.
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Bring on the Shenanigans!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss a few of the completed transfers this summer, as well as a number that could (but likely won't) happen.
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Let's Talk Euros!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss the upcoming European Championship, review what they've seen so far at Copa America and throw in some shenanigans for good measure.
54 min
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Dealing with Copa America Losses
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which will have a number of stars missing while they get ready for Copa America and the European Championships.
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Building a DraftKings MLS Lineup
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview the upcoming weekend of MLS matches by working together to build a lineup on DraftKings.
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FPL Gameweek 38 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down the final day of the Premier League season, which includes less than a handful of teams that actually have something to play for, making fantasy picks even harder than usual.
66 min
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Fantasy MLS Round 10 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, how the Kei Kamara trade affects the Crew and Revs and which star could fill his void in Columbus.
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Can Big Sam Save Sunderland?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the three remaining fixtures for Gameweek 37 of the Premier League, which could include Sunderland officially avoiding relegation.
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FPL Gameweek 37 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 37 of the Premier League, which includes eight teams playing twice.
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Fantasy MLS Round 9 Preview
Andrew Laird and Schuyler Redpath break down this weekend's matches and wonder if stacking the Rapids is as crazy as it sounds.
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Leicester City, Premier League Champions
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss Leicester City winning the Premier League title thanks to an Eden Hazard goal at Stamford Bridge and all the other happenings in Gameweek 36.
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FPL Gameweek 36 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 36 of the Premier League, which could see Leicester City win the title at Old Trafford and a lot of squad rotation from other top clubs.
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Fantasy MLS Round 8 Preview
Andrew Laird, JD Bazzo and Schuyler Redpath break down this weekend's MLS matches, including a stacked two-game Sunday slate that could bring back an old DFS strategy from JD.
69 min
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Three Points for the Title
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 35 of the Premier League, which saw Leicester City move within three points of clinching the title.
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FPL Gameweek 35 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 35 of the Premier League, which will include only seven matches due to FA Cup obligations.
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MLS Fantasy Round 7 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which includes 18 of 20 teams, with one expected to score at least three goals, according to the oddsmakers.
71 min
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Good Ol' Review-Preview Pod
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review the weekend Premier League matches and preview the action coming up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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FPL Gameweek 34 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb break down Gameweek 34 of the Premier League, which includes 10 teams playing twice.
68 min
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MLS Fantasy Round 6 Preview
Andrew Laird and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, with many teams expecting to use squad rotation due to some condensed scheduling.
48 min
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Better with Moyes?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 33 of the Premier League and discuss whether Manchester United would be better off with David Moyes instead of Louis van Gaal.
46 min
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FPL Gameweek 33 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 33 of the Premier League and Andrew describes what it was like to watch his alma mater win a national championship in person.
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MLS Fantasy Round 5 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of MLS action, including how to replace injured stars Pedro Morales and Robbie Keane.
71 min
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FPL Gameweek 32 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 32 of the Premier League and reveal a new game that could net a podcast listener some kind of prize that they'll surely love. Maybe.
68 min
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Fantasy MLS - Round 4 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss this weekend's MLS matches, including whether it's time for Clint Dempsey to break out and if fantasy owners can rely on Kei Kamara.
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Is the Premier League Back Yet?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss Gameweek 31 of the Premier League, what's been going on over the international break and how both of their alma maters made the Final Four.
56 min
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MLS Fantasy Double Game Week Strategies
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the upcoming weekend of matches, the double game week in Round 4 and what strategies fantasy players can use to maximize their points.
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FPL Gameweek 31 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 31 of the Premier League, including which huge derby will be more interesting to watch and whether Mike can finally find fantasy value out of Norwich City.
70 min
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Fantasy MLS - Week 3 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview Week 3 of Major League Soccer, including whether the Dynamo are for real, who benefits the most from Kaka's return and how Giovinco might not be the top overall play this weekend.
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Bring on the Sunlight!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 30 of the Premier League, debate whether Rafa Benitez can actually save Newcastle and discuss how the change to day light savings is different when you have kids.
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FPL Gameweek 30 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 30 of the Premier League, which only has five games due to FA Cup obligations, and Mike gives an update about his umbrella exploits in Houston.
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Fantasy MLS - Week 2 Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss what they learned from the opening weekend of the 2016 MLS season and which matchups they like in Week 2.
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More Fantasy Soccer!
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 29 of the Premier League, discuss DraftKings' new offerings and try to figure out what to do this weekend with five matches postponed.
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FPL Gameweek 29 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 29 of the Premier League, discuss whether Chelsea really could qualify for European play next season and debate whether Norwich City can provide good fantasy value this weekend.
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Fantasy MLS is Back!
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss the RotoWire's fantasy MLS season-long rankings and break down which players they may target this weekend in DFS.
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FPL Gameweek 28 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss what they learned in Gameweek 27 and preview Gameweek 28, which comes Tuesday and Wednesday this week before Gameweek 29 hits next weekend.
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FPL Gameweek 27 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 27 of the Premier League, which will not include the Merseyside derby or Man City-Newcastle due to the league cup final this weekend.
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Who Will Win the Title?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 26 of the Premier League, talk about how they make DFS lineups when matches are on multiple days and discuss Spurs' chances of winning the title.
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FPL Gameweek 26 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 26 of the Premier League and discuss the differences in the scoring rules between DraftKings and Yahoo.
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Leicester's Title to Lose
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 24 of the Premier League, break down how the late-1970s New York Cosmos would do today and explain how their reactions will differ about the FSWA announcement for podcast of the year.
60 min
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FPL Gameweek 25 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 25 of the Premier League, discuss which new players could pay early dividends and what big website now offers DFS soccer.
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FPL Week 24 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 24 of the Premier League, including which new players could have early impacts and how Man City will play without Kevin De Bruyne.
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FPL Week 23 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 23 of the Premier League, including which teams could score four goals and which have no chance of finding the back of the net.
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Are Leicester in Serious Trouble?
After scoring just once in their draw with Aston Villa, including another missed penalty by Riyad Mahrez, are Leicester's title hopes slipping away? Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss that and more in their review of Gameweek 22.
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FPL Gameweek 22 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Week 22 of the Premier League, including whether Spurs can bounce back after being shut out by Leicester and which players have the highest upside this weekend.
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FPL Gameweek 21 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 21 of the Premier League, a set of midweek matches that could force managers into some squad rotation with the next set of fixtures in as little as three days.
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ESPN Premier Fantasy Segment 2
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb reveal the teams they made for Segment 2 of ESPN's Premier Fantasy game and discuss how they possibly became finalists for the 2015 FSWA Best Podcast Award.
48 min
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FPL Gameweek 20 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 20 of the Premier League, including what of squad rotation there might be and whether Stoke can keep their high-flying ways going.
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FPL Gameweek 19 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb briefly review the Boxing Day action in the Premier League before discussing Gameweek 19, which could see plenty of squad rotation.
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FPL Boxing Day Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview the Premier League's full Boxing Day slate, including what kind of squad rotation we might see and whether Riyad Mahrez is as dangerous without Jamie Vardy.
61 min
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Prepping for the Holidays
Andrew Laird and Michael Gottlieb discuss how they will attack the condensed holiday schedule coming up in the Premier League while sprinkling in a few managerial shenanigans regarding Jose Mourinho.
53 min
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FPL Gameweek 17 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss Chelsea's sacking of Jose Mourinho as part of their Gameweek 17 preview, while Mike gives some advice on holiday office gift giving.
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Can Chelsea Bounce Back?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb review Gameweek 16 of the Premier League, including Chelsea's loss to Leicester, whether Bournemouth is for real and who the top-priced players might be in ESPN's Premier Fantasy game after the holidays.
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FPL Gameweek 16 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 16 of the Premier League, including Mike's argument for spending up at defender this weekend and Andrew's bold (or dumb) prediction for the Leicester-Chelsea match on Monday.
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FPL Gameweek 15 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 15 of the Premier League, including how many shots (and goals) Eden Hazard will have and how many Liverpool players can be stacked in one lineup.
66 min
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FPL Gameweek 14 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 14 of the Premier League, discuss which part of the Thanksgiving table is the best, and opine on whether Lionel Messi should join Manchester City.
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FPL Gameweek 13 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 13 of the Premier League and debate whether Leicester City's Marc Albrighton is the most important fantasy player on DraftKings.
57 min
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Fantasy MLS - Conference Finals Preview
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo preview Sunday's first leg of the conference finals and try to find value in a slate with only two games and plenty of big players.
34 min
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Is It Wildcard Time?
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb are joined by John Wallin of Togga to discuss whether it's time to use the wildcard in fantasy Premier League, and if so, how they would build their new teams.
51 min
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Fantasy MLS - Playoffs Edition
Andrew Laird, Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo discuss this weekend's MLS playoff matches and the new DraftKings scoring and roster rules.
49 min
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FPL Gameweek 12 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 12 of the Premier League, including how to play the (slightly) ugly Saturday slate, but not until after Mike announces the conclusion to #slippergate.
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FPL Gameweek 11 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb discuss Gameweek 11 of the Premier League, how to best attack DraftKings' new scoring and roster rules, and whether it's okay to walk through your apartment building with no shoes on.
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