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Week 7 Preview - Cheap Dates with Dudes Named C.J.

Much to Murphy’s dismay, we’re one Dolphins win away from the month being renamed Brocktober. On this Week 7 Preview episode, Murphy & Joe dive into the matchups for the Thursday Night Football game, drop an Injury Roundup that’s longer than anyone would like, and hit you with their Cheap Dates. Apparently, Joe’s a little obsessed with dudes named C.J. Good luck in all your matchups this week! We’ll see you on Sunday for the Facebook Live Stream! Don’t forget to leave an iTunes review and...


Week 6 Review - Brockweiler & the Balling Bears

Fantasy football is often about who can find the best value in the draft and off the waiver wire. With that simple idea in mind, we at The Fantasy Takeaway have decided to take a long hard look at just how much value we’re providing to our listeners. The significant changes started with our Thursday Night Preview in Week 6, and that segment was such a resounding success, we’re introducing a brand new Matchups segment in the same vein. Let us know what you think with an iTunes review and...


Week 6 Preview - This One's All About the Smash Spot!

On this episode, Joe & Murph quickly run through a nice Joe Flacco crapping session (his wife even took part in this one), the News, Notes, Injury Roundup, and Cheap Dates. After that, it’s a revamped Thursday Night Preview focused more on matchups. This is a new format, so whether you interact with the show on Facebook, Twitter, or Patreon, let us know what you think. We’re always trying to improve at The Fantasy Takeaway, so any and all feedback is invaluable. If you love the show,...


Week 5 Recap

Well, Week 5 is in the books and with it another 30+ point performance from Alvin Kamar… wait, what? Oh, sorry. Looks like Kamara came back down to earth this week. All kidding aside, Kamara is going to be fine, but temper those expectations going forward. Joe & Murph roll through a quick News, Notes & Injury Roundup along with their Studs & Duds and a Tapping the Wire in this Week 5 Recap. There’s even a fun Human Statsheet Stat of the Week about a player every fantasy enthusiast out there...


Week 5 Preview w/ Professor Chris Moore of SleeperWire

On this episode, the guys bring on Professor Chris Moore of the SleeperWire Podcast. Chris was the first full-episode guest on The Fantasy Takeaway, and Murphy & Joe couldn’t be more excited to bring him back. Joe coined a new fantasy term this week. Wide Rerunningback. It’s gonna be a thing. Professor Chris & Joe even made a board bet w/ twitter naming rights on the line. A fun twist on News & Notes, Injury Roundup, Cheap Dates, a Thursday Night Preview, and Week 5 What 2 Watch 4 round out...


Week 4 Recap

Week 4 is in the books, and a wild first quarter of the NFL season it has been. Patrick Mahomes came back to earth a little, but the outrageous fantasy scoring has not. Murphy took down Joe’s unbeatable team this week, and the days left in the Todd Gurley helmet giveaway are dwindling. Life is good at The Fantasy Takeaway, and the guys have never worked harder to win you a fantasy championship than they are right now. Don’t miss Thursday’s episode with Professor Chris Moore of the...


Week 4 Preview w/ Mark Wemken

On this episode, the guys are excited to bring back Mark Wemken. Mark is a contributor to RotoBaller and RotoViz. He’s an excellent fantasy analyst, and this time, his audio sounds fantastic (or at least it did the second time around). Take two of this episode turned out exceptional. Just like every Thursday, the guys run you through all the week’s News, Notes & Injuries along with their Week 4 streamers in Cheap Dates. With Mark on board, they even break out some post Week 3...


Week 3 Recap

Another wild one in the books! The games are over, but the fun is just starting for Joe & Murphy. On this Week 3 Recap, they break down all the News & Notes, Injuries, Studs & Duds, and waiver targets in Tapping the Wire, along with revisiting last week’s What 2 Watch 4 in Booth Review. The season is just heating up, whether you’re 3-0, 0-3, or somewhere in the middle, stick around for analysis all season long on The Fantasy takeaway. For more information regarding the products and...


Week 3 Preview w/ Ronnie Evans of Dynasty ER

It’s Thursday, and that means Cheap Dates, Injury Roundup, and News & Notes, but for this episode, the guys bring in Ronnie Evans of Dynasty ER for a Week 3 Sound the Alarm and a quick Thursday Night Football preview. This week’s Coin Flips episode with Mark Wemken of RotoBaller and RotoViz has been pushed back due to technical issues, but the guys will have Mark back on the show sooner rather than later. Don’t miss a minute of The Fantasy Takeaway this season. For more information...


Week 2 Recap

Let the fantasy community rejoice!! Murphy survived the severe burns left byMike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers and even wound up being able to dish out a minor torching of his own when it came to his Cheap Date D/ST. On this episode, the guys break down all the insanity that was Week 2 scoring, including an astonishing Human Statsheet Stat of the Week about the ridiculous quarterback play thus far in 2018. Don’t miss Thursday’s episode with Ronnie Evans of Dynasty ER and a coin flips...


Week 2 Preview w/ Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers

On this episode, the guys take you through the usual News & Notes along with an Injury Roundup featuring an unusual amount of good news in it. Then they bring on Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers Podcast for Cheap Dates and a Fact or Fiction built around season-long projections based on Week 1 performances. Joe & Murphy have been waiting for this one since the day they started the show, and Mike didn’t disappoint as a guest in the slightest. After bidding Mike farewell, the guys bring...


Week 1 Recap

There’s no more speculation; no more what-ifs. It’s time for a Week 1 Recap. The Fantasy Takeaway had an amazing Week 1. Michael Thomas was the number one wide receiver. Joe called the number one tight end in his Cheap Dates: Week 1 Streamers article, and players like Kenny Stills & Emmanuel Sanders who Joe & Murphy have been pounding the table about came out strong. It was a good week, but this is no time to rest on our laurels. After some News & Notes, a Booth Review, and a Studs & Duds...


BONUS EPISODE! Coin Flips Short w/ Jeff DiMatteo

With all the lineup questions Murphy & Joe get every week, the Fantasy Takeaway had to expand. This year, the guys will be breaking down Coin Flips submitted by listeners and even from our own rosters w/ a special guest every week. No frills, just awesome discussion. This week's guest? Jeff DiMatteo. Enjoy Coin Flips Zach Ertz vs. ATL or Travis Kelce @ LAC Dion Lewis @ MIA or Royce Freeman vs SEA Peyton Barber @ NO or Bilal Powell @ DET Keelan Cole @ NYG or Ryan Grant vs....


Week 1 Preview w/ Xavier 'Coach X' Warner

The wait is over! The Fantasy Takeaway is already back in regular season mode and ready to bring you everything you need to be prepared to dominate in week one. On this episode, Murphy and Joe sit down with Xavier “Coach X” Warner of Top Shelf Daily Fantasy Football to break down all the news, injuries, and depth chart surprises. The guys also revive their Cheap Dates segment and share their favorite under-owned streamers. Finally, this jam-packed show rounds out with a Thursday Night...


2018 Cut-Down Special

It is officially Week 1, but before the guys get into all the goodies they have in store for the regular season, there’s one last piece of the offseason they need to take care of. On this cut-down special episode, Joe & Murphy run through some News & Notes along with some huge injury news in Injury roundup. Then it’s notable roster moves made during the cut down to 53. This is THE LAST 24 HOURS to sign up for the Antonio Brown Signed Helmet Giveaway. Tune in this Thursday for Xavier “Coach...


Preseason Injuries & Surprises w/ Travis Rasmussen

On this episode, the guys bring in one of the best follows in all of the Twittersphere, Travis Rasmussen. Travis is the host of The Travis NFL Fantasy Football Podcast & Co-Host of The SuperFlex SuperShow. He also writes for Dynasty League Football. As the preseason wraps up, it’s time to talk injuries and surprises. This show is jam-packed with great information about all things preseason. We’re back next week with all your Week 1 prep. On Thursday’s episode, we’re bringing in special...



This one's short and sweet. Joe was feeling under the weather on Sunday and had his first wedding anniversary to celebrate on Monday when the guys normally record. It's just News & Notes and a quick reading of Joe & Murphy's analysis from their first two selections in the Mockstravaganza. Don't miss Thursday's episode with Travis Rasmussen of the TravisNFL & SuperFlex SuperShow podcasts. This section contains affiliate links. Please help to support the show. If you love the show, please...


12-Team SuperFlex Mock Draft

At The Fantasy Takeaway, Murphy & Joe sit around all offseason waiting to do meaningful mock drafts. There’s a magical moment when the ADPs start to set in and some real insight can be gained by playing some fake fantasy football. That time is now. On this episode, the guys are back at it drafting a SuperFlex team, and since mock drafts are the best time to test new strategies, they decided to go zero RB out of the six spot. Don’t miss the new bonus episode format coming next week! Our...


Listener Request Show w/ Mark Wemken

On this episode, it’s all about the listeners! The guys are joined by very special guest and Kareem Hunt enthusiast Mark Wemken. Mark is a writer for Rotoballer and contributor for Rotoviz, and he’s got great insight on everything from rankings to fantasy football analytics and all the stuff in between. The guys at The Fantasy Takeaway are really gearing up for the season, and they’ve just released their 2018 Tiered Draft Board available only to Patreon subscribers. This is something you...


Stake Your Rep, Say What?!, Sound the Alarm W2W4 w/ Mitchell Renz

A fantasy analyst that needs no introduction, Mitchell Renz, joins the show today. With the imminent release of our 2018 big board, this episode is all about draft value. Another preseason Fact or Fiction, some unpopular opinions in Say What!?, Murphy, Joe, & Mitchell’s guys for this season in Stake Your Rep, and some players to Sound the Alarm on round out this show. As always, the guys take us through all the latest News & Notes along with a quick Injury Roundup. Stay tuned next week...