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Week 3 Primer - Jeff's '2.5 Decades in a Coma Deep Sleeper'

9/19/2019
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Week 3 is upon us! In this episode, the guys are back with a full Week 3 Primer including News, Notes & Injuries along with some Cheap Dates and What 2 Watch 4 on this week’s slate. The season is in full swing, so don’t miss a minute of the action. Jeff even brings us an ‘in a coma for two and a half decades deep’ sleeper for DraftKings. Come check out The Fantasy Takeaway next week to see who won Cheap Dates and catch up on all the happenings in Week 3! Check out Breaking the Game for...

Duration:00:53:23

Week 2 Recap - Injuries Pile Up

9/17/2019
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Big Ben & Drew Brees both got hurt. It's shaken the whole NFL landscape from its core. In this Week 2 Recap, the guys take on all the big questions surrounding the major injuries in Week 2, get you primed for waivers in Tapping the Wire, discuss a BIG trade involving a bottom feeder and a potential contender, and run through some guys to Sound the Alarm on after two weeks of action. Don't miss Thursday's episode when the guys drop their Cheap Dates for Week 3 and talk injuries in the Injury...

Duration:01:01:04

Week 2 Primer - Cheap Dates? Nah, Just Joshin'

9/12/2019
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Week 1 was fun, but it's on to Week 2. On this episode, the guys give you a complete Week 2 Primer including all their best pay-down plays on DraftKings in Cheap Dates, the latest News, Notes, and Injuries, and some waiver wire Coin Flips. This episode is jam-packed with conversation about deeper plays and stashes to get you ready to dominate the field in 2019. Week 2. Let's do this. Check out Breaking the Game for the best deals on high-end memorabilia! If you love the show, please...

Duration:00:52:29

Week 1 Recap - 90's Karaoke w/ Gardner Minshew

9/10/2019
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Week 1 is in the books! Trust me, this one is special. The annual 'Don't Panic' episode of the fantasy takeaway features big names like Mike Evans, Todd Gurley, and a new segment called 'The Takeaway' that the guys really enjoyed. Stay tuned on Thursday for the first Injury Roundup of the regular season, some cheap dates for Week 2, and a Thursday Night Preview for a Buccaneers vs. Panthers matchup where two teams will try to bounce back from disappointing Week 1 losses. Check out...

Duration:00:54:18

Week 1 Preview! 'The One Where Everyone Craps on Murphy'

9/5/2019
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Thursday Night Football is TONIGHT! Let's do this Takeaway Nation! On this one, the guys (including Joe back from Mexico) go over some Cheap Dates for Week 1, all the relevant News, Notes, & Injuries, and finally kick off the season with their first What 2 Watch 4 of 2019. It's time to take home the title Takeaway Nation! Check out Breaking the Game for the best deals on high-end memorabilia! If you love the show, please contribute our Patreon! Even a $2 contribution helps immensely, and...

Duration:00:46:49

Preseason Wrap Up! It's Week 1! Let's GO!

9/4/2019
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Let's GO! It's NFL Week 1 and the guys dive into the first week of the season with a breakdown of what we know, what we think we know, and what we're hoping to find out. Joe was still out for this one, so Chris McConnell of the Roto Bros Stick around tomorrow for a Thursday Night Preview and What 2 Watch 4! It's finally here! Let's take home the title this year Takeaway Nation! Check out Breaking the Game for the best deals on high-end memorabilia! If you love the show, please contribute...

Duration:01:18:18

Gold Mine or Land Mine, Final Cuts, and Diet Cokes of Evil (You'll get it after you listen)

8/29/2019
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Greetings from Mexico! Sorry for the delay! Funny story. I usually write these notes as if I’m an observer of the show. Well, this time, I had the pleasure of actually being an observer of the show (hence the issues uploading). Spoiler alert: I (Joe) had the pleasure of editing this podcast poolside at a mansion villa about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, and the guys crushed it. Sleepers, busts, breakouts, you name it, this show has it. Give it a listen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I...

Duration:00:45:01

SI Mock Draft World Championship!

8/22/2019
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It’s time for a TFT mock draft! On this episode, the guys jump into the SI Mock Draft World Championship for a 12-Team PPR mock! This one speaks for itself ladies and gentlemen. Mock draft episodes are some of the most fun of all, and Jeff DiMatteo’s arrival as the third voice on The Fantasy Takeaway made this one even better than our mocks in years back. Don’t miss next week’s episodes when the guys break down dress rehearsal week (if that still exists) of the 2019 NFL Preseason! For a...

Duration:00:49:08

2019 TE Rankings... and WTF Antonio Brown!?

8/20/2019
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TFT is back with their Consensus 2019 Tight End Rankings! Don’t worry. The tight end position is boring, but the guys blow through all the fluff and jump right to the most vital players at the position bringing you all the information you need to gain an advantage at one of the toughest positions in fantasy. Streamers, breakout candidates, and wide receivers masquerading as tight ends. This episode’s got it all. Stick around on Thursday for a Full Time Fantasy Mock Draft Contest using The...

Duration:00:56:35

2019 WR Rankings Part 2

8/15/2019
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It’s The Fantasy Takeaway 2019 Wide Receiver rankings PART 2! These are the guys that are going to win you your league, and Murphy, Joe, & Jeff break down their consensus Top 24 WRs in this episode along with a few players with a wide range of outcomes for the 2019 season. Don't miss your chance to win some amazing prizes in The Fantasy Takeaway Fantasy Championship! Check out Breaking the Game for the best deals on high-end memorabilia! If you love the show, please contribute our...

Duration:01:01:21

2019 WR Rankings Part 1 & Preseason Buy or Sell

8/13/2019
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Wide receiver might be the single most important position when it comes to rankings. Outside of the top 10 to 12 guys, it can be a crapshoot, but landing Tyler Boyd in 2018, Adam Thielen in 2017, or Davante Adams in 2016 could mean the difference between hoisting your league’s championship trophy or crying yourself to sleep on Santa’s lap on December 23rd. With that in mind, Jeff, Joe & Murphy bring you this two part dive into their consensus top 36 WRs for 2019. Stay tuned for Part 2 of...

Duration:00:47:09

2019 Running Back Rankings

8/8/2019
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Welcome back to The Fantasy Takeaway! Exciting stuff on today’s episode and nothing could be more exciting for us in Takeaway Nation than welcoming in Jeff DiMatteo as a permanent third voice on our podcast. Jeff has been one of the best guests and friends of the podcast since the earliest of days, and we couldn’t be happier to have him. On this show, the guys discuss their early preseason running back rankings. Everyone from Sony Michel to Saquon Barkley get a mention on this jam-packed...

Duration:00:58:38

2019 Quarterback Rankings

8/1/2019
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TFT is back with QB rankings! In this episode, the guys break down the entire quarterback position from Case Keenum to Aaron Rodgers and everyone in between. The Hall of Fame game is tonight! It’s officially football season. Let’s GOOOOO!!!! If you’re looking to up your research game, check out Pro-Football-Reference & FantasyData. You can get a 20% discount at FantasyData using promo code ‘TAKEAWAY’ at checkout. It’s a fantastic tool and signing up is one of the best ways to help out the...

Duration:00:57:41

Best Ball w/ Jeff DiMatteo of Gridiron Ratings

7/25/2019
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With Murphy under the weather, Joe brings on Jeff DiMatteo of Gridiron Ratings to talk Best Ball. This episode of The Fantasy Takeaway covers everything from QB strategy to WR/RB roster construction and everything in between. The guys even break down a Full Time Fantasy Football Podcast Network best ball draft Joe jumped in with the guys from the Network last month. Stay tuned next week for some HUGE NEWS in Takeaway Nation and don't miss your chance to win some amazing prizes in The...

Duration:00:47:55

Reading the Offense: AFC South w/ Memphis of The Dynasty War Zone

7/4/2019
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Happy 4th of July Takeaway Nation!! TFT is back to wrap up Reading the Offense with the AFC South. On this episode, Memphis The Dynasty Outlaw of the Dynasty War Zone Podcast returns to chat with the guys about expectations for Andrew Luck, Deshaun Watson, Marcus Mariota (or maybe Ryan Tannehill?), and Nick Foles along with all the other fantasy-relevant guys from the South. Will Leonard Fournette regain his position in the upper echelon of fantasy running backs? Does Lamar Miller have what...

Duration:00:46:16

Reading the Offense: AFC West w/ Etan Mozia of the Dynasty Diagnostic Podcast

6/27/2019
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TFT was about 14 hours later this week than usual. Some minor technical difficulties meant our guests audio took an eternity to arrive. Sorry for the delay! On this episode, the guys bring on Etan Mozia of Fantrax and the Dynasty Diagnostic Podcast to chat about the AFC West. Is Joe Flacco really entering his prime? Will Patrick Mahomes be the QB1 again in 2019? Should the Chargers lighten Melvin Gordon's workload? Find out on this edition of The Fantasy Takeaway. Check out Breaking the...

Duration:00:54:52

Reading the Offense: AFC North w/ Josh Brickner

6/20/2019
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Technical difficulties sidelined the Takeaway last week. Don’t worry. The guys will get you their AFC South episode to conclude Reading the Offense at the beginning of July. This week, Murphy & Joe bring on writer for FantasyPros, Dynasty League Football, & Big Guy Fantasy Sports (among others), Josh Brickner. The AFC North is one of the most intriguing divisions for fantasy in all of football. Will Juju Smith-Schuster slide into the Antonio Brown role and produce elite numbers as the...

Duration:00:46:33

Reading the Offense: AFC East w/ Joe Pisapia of The Fantasy Black Book

6/6/2019
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Big news at The Fantasy Takeaway this week! TFT has joined up with The Full Time Fantasy Podcast Network. The guys will now be working alongside other awesome fantasy podcasts like Bob Lung's Fantasy Football Consistency Show, great friend of the show Anthony Cervino's FFFaceoff, The Back Row Fantasy Show, and almost a dozen more. Check out the Full Time Fantasy Podcast Network on Spreaker! On this episode, Murphy & Joe welcome Joe Pisapia on to chat about Tom Brady, Josh Allen, Sam...

Duration:00:44:36

Reading the Offense: NFC West w/ Jeff DiMatteo of GridironRatings

5/30/2019
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On this episode of the Fantasy Takeaway, the guys bring back longtime friend of the show Jeff DiMatteo of GridironRatings.com. Jeff was the first guest ever on the podcast, and just like every time he comes on the show, it was a blast. Reading the Offense: NFC West will be the last division for the NFC, but the guys will be back breaking down the AFC the whole month of June, so don’t miss an episode. If you love the show, please contribute our Patreon! Even a $2 contribution helps...

Duration:00:52:38

Reading the Offense: NFC South Part 2 w/ Chris McConnell of FSA: Fantasy Sports Advice & Analysis

5/24/2019
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It’s RTO: NFC South Part 2! On this episode, the guys welcome back Chris McConnell of FSA: Fantasy Sports Advice & Analysis to discuss the Saints and Panthers. Will Cam Newton shake the injury bug and return to elite fantasy form in 2019? Will D.J. Moore emerge as a bona fide WR1? Should the Saints fear a falloff from Drew Brees? Find out on Reading the Offense: NFC South. Don’t miss next week’s show when longtime friend of the show Jeff DiMatteo joins The Takeaway to talk Rams, Seahawks,...

Duration:00:34:30