Fantasy Football Podcast
Episode Guide To Help You Win Your Fantasy Football League!
Chris's novel Tulsa was published Monday, and we thought you might like to hear a sample chapter, in case you were on the fence about ordering it. This is how the book is described on Amazon: "All the electricity has gone out, nobody knows why, and it's five months later. Food is scarce, and gas is scarcer. The world isn't sudden chaos: it's simply quiet and lost….”
Let's talk fantasy football trades! It's never easy to buy low on a player, because you're assuming the risk that they don't bounce back, which of *course* is a possibility. But leagues are won when you buy low on the right players, and we'll nominate some names. We'll also talk Week 3 injuries and review the Baker Mayfield Blues Implosion set on Thursday Night Football. And possums! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
Let's make some Week 3 fantasy football lineups! Your toughest challenge each week is to decide on your flex. How should you use Carlos Hyde, Amari Cooper or Kenny Golladay this week? It depends on how much upside/risk your squad needs! We'll flexually heal you today, plus preview the Thursday night Jets/Browns game and look at Week 3 in DraftKings. Guest: DFS Expert Sharone Mitchell (@MitchDontLie).
Remember all that situational speculation in August? How much of it has come true? The Bills being terrible? The Rams being good? Today we'll talk about Week 3 fantasy football ranks, but we'll also discuss players whose ranks have been affected by the truth of what the 2018 season has turned out to be to this point. How long do you stick to your guns with some of these players? When do you bail? Guest: John Paulsen of 4for4.com (@4for4_John).
Russell Wilson struggled. Ryan Fitzpatrick went crazy again. Quincy Enunwa is the center of the Jets universe. We'll cover the rest of the Week 2 game film on today's show, then we'll spin it forward and talk about your best strategies for the Week 3 waiver wire, including what to do with the likes of Gio Bernard and John Brown. Guest: Brandon Funston of The Athletic (@BrandonFunston).
Let's watch some game film, and let's also maybe possibly maybe consider maybe getting Harris's new novel about the apocalypse, called "Tulsa"? Anyway, *mainly* what we're talking about on today's show is Week 2 game film, including how Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson looked, why Tevin Coleman is suddenly a thing, and whether you should trade for David Johnson. And then, y'know, there's the whole "Tulsa" thing.... Guest: Brett Kollmann of The Film Room (@BrettKollmann).
It was Mixon v. Collins and Dalton v. Flacco on Thursday night, and we'll talk about how things looked, we'll give you some updates and fantasy football implications on the Week 2 injuries including Devonta Freeman and Leonard Fournette, and then we'll count down a list of five players on whom we find our opinions changing after just one game, despite the fact that we *know* we're not supposed to overreact! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch).
Will Leonard Fournette play? Will Aaron Rodgers? We'll lay out some of the key injury situations for Week 2, plus we'll address the difficulties of picking your flex spot with our Flexual Healing segment. And finally, we'll talk Week 2 in DraftKings, in which a pair of Pittsburgh Steelers may rule the day alongside AK-47. Guest: DFS Expert Sharone Mitchell (@MitchDontLie).
Let's whip those fantasy football lineups into shape. Today we'll talk about ranking Devonta Freeman, Josh Gordon, Deshaun Watson, the unheralded tight ends, and many more interesting players for Week 2, and also do some Bears talk about Mitchell Trubisky's debut and what it portends for Allen Robinson. Guest: Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Fantasy (@andybehrens).
Jared Cook went crazy! Is he a waiver add? (Hint: no.) We've got some waiver suggestions heading into Week 2, and by golly, we'll give them to you, but not before we finish up the game-film review from Week 1. That'll include Matthew Stafford's meltdown, the Bills' debacle, the Lightning Game, and James Conner going ham. Guest: Denny Carter of the Living The Stream podcast (@CDCarter13).
The NFL is finally back! Let's dig into the Week 1 game film and talk about what we saw...unlike other shows we're not relying on stats or snap counts: we watch all the games! Is Saquon Barkley for real? Did Deshaun Watson really stink? Did the Saints and Buccaneers really just do *that*? We've got it all for you! Guest: Jim McCormick of ESPN (@_JimmyMcCormick).
The NFL is back! A game counted! And it was kind of fun and close! We'll dig way down deep into the Thursday night tape and talk about Falcons/Eagles, tell you what we saw and the fantasy implications thereof. We'll also do a fun Music Digression, a mixtape, and a new intro for Cousin Josh, who comes aboard to do Over/Unders for Week 1. Fun show to get you ready! It's all happening! Guest: Cousin Josh (@DetectiveFisch) with music from Massive Wagons.
The Le'Veon Bell drama continues, and we'll discuss his trade market and how to best manage uncertainty. We'll do Flexual Healing to help you populate the flex in your lineup depending on whether you need a high-upside or safe-downside player. We'll have a Thursday night preview. And we'll talk Week 1 in DraftKings! Full show! Guest: DFS Expert Sharone Mitchell (@MitchDontLie).
Let's talk Week 1 fantasy football ranks! How do we handle Le'Veon Bell, now that he still hasn't reported to Steelers practice? And what other players do we have concerns about for Week 1? Matchups are less of a concern this week, but injuries and uncertain roles are factors. We'll talk about all the players we downgraded (or upgraded) based on Week 1 availability. Guest: Jake Ciely of The Athletic (@allinkid).
Let's manage those fantasy football rosters! We'll dive onto the waiver wire for the first time today, and discuss players who maybe should've been drafted, but who can definitely be owned. We'll also make some point-spread picks for Week 1 in continuation of the After-Party, and get to your snark snark snark... Guest: JJ Zachariason of NumberFire (@LateRoundQB).
Big news this weekend as Jerick McKinnon is out for the year, Mike Gillislee has replaced Jonathan Williams, Le'Veon Bell hasn't reported yet and many other fantasy-football-relevant moves were made. Let's dig into a holiday edition of the Little Podcast That Could, and figure out the impact on your NFL season!