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Week 15 Wrap-Up: Vikings bounce back and Derrick Henry goes off again

12/17/2018
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The semifinals of the fantasy playoffs are nearly complete. Have you secured your spot in the fantasy Super Bowl? Or, did you suffer a terrible defeat at the hands of an oddly low-scoring Sunday? In fact, only two games featured a ton of points, and they were both blowouts (ARI@ATL, MIA@MIN). The majority of quarterbacks delivered quiet performances. The expected high-scoring affair between the Steelers and Patriots? Both relative fantasy disappointments for Tom Brady and Ben...

Duration:00:33:31

Week 15 Preview: Conner still a question, Wentz shut down and a shakeup in Minnesota

12/14/2018
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For most fantasy football leagues, Week 15 marks the playoff semifinals. Yep, we're just one week away from the Super Bowl of fantasy. Did you make it this far? If you did, chances are you have a solid squad. If you didn't, pride is still worth fighting for! Yet, question marks remain on many a fantasy team, and they just keep emerging. James Conner did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Week 15. Conner owners looking for a backup will have to do some savvy...

Duration:00:47:31

Week 14 Wrap-Up: Missing the Saints and saying 'sorry' to Amari

12/10/2018
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Week 14 is all but done, and many fantasy players saw their hopes for a run in the playoffs come to an end. Odds are they faced Derrick Henry, but the Titans runner wasn't the only player to shock the masses. In a rather surprising turn of events, the Saints' offense has utterly sputtered two weeks in a row. In fact, Drew Brees has only thrown two touchdowns in his last two games compared to eight in Weeks 11 and 12 combined. Week 14 offered up as juicy a matchup as it gets (@ Tampa Bay),...

Duration:00:39:14

Week 14 Preview: Dealing with Conner, Sanders and a slew of late-season injuries

12/7/2018
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Well, this is it. The regular fantasy football season is in the books. Now, we look ahead at the tournament — the battle for all the marbles. If you made it this far, congratulations! Yet, it isn't all good news. Many fantasy teams in the playoffs were, in some form or fashion, affected by the wave of devastating injuries that have been occurring. It started with an injury to Melvin Gordon and continued on Sunday Night Football in Week 13, when James Conner went down. With Conner ruled out...

Duration:00:40:22

Week 13 Wrap-Up: McCarthy fired, Seattle continues to impress and a new backfield in KC

12/3/2018
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Just like that, the last regular Sunday action of the fantasy season is in the books. There were some unexpected results, but for the most part, fantasy players know where they stand. They're either in, or they're out (or they're clinging on by a thread, waiting for Monday Night Football!). The performances we saw on Sunday definitely played a part. Todd Gurley did Todd Gurley things, but Jared Goff disappointed. Russell Wilson continued scoring, while Josh Allen decided to out-rush a...

Duration:00:37:23

Week 13 Preview: Question marks for Bears, Bengals, Chargers and strategies to get you through the fantasy playoffs

11/30/2018
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Week 13. It's the last regular season slate for many Fantasy players. Some are lucky enough to already have secured a playoff spot. Many others are hanging on by a thread. A win, a loss, a met-point-threshold — all are important this week. Luckily, Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don are letting us in on some playoff strategies to implement. Of course you're starting Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley, but what about that FLEX position? But that’s not all Liz and Dalton discuss in this week's podcast...

Duration:00:45:59

Week 12: Wrap-Up: Melvin Gordon's injury puts fantasy playoff dreams in doubt

11/26/2018
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The Sunday action for Week 12 is in the can! This is it. Just one regular season week left for most fantasy leagues before the playoffs — are you ready? While some teams are in excellent position to dominate, others aren't. And those who have been led by Melvin Gordon now find themselves in a nightmarish situation. The Chargers were in the midst of a soon-to-be blowout victory over the Cardinals when Gordon — who almost didn't even start due to lingering ailments — went down. Initial...

Duration:00:42:51

Week 12 Preview: Rams-Chiefs, 3 Turkey Day games and players we're thankful for

11/21/2018
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Week 12's first slate of games begins on Thanksgiving. As such, it's only right that Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don take this podcast episode to discuss the fantasy players they're thankful for this year (not enough thanks to go around for Andrew Luck, TBH). But that's not all Liz and Dalton discuss in this early week episode. Of course, they have to dissect that game-changing Monday night matchup between the Chiefs and Rams — and what happened to Todd Gurley?! Our experts also dive into the...

Duration:00:43:57

Week 11 Wrap-Up: Saints prove it's not just about Chiefs-Rams

11/19/2018
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The fantasy playoffs are getting closer and closer. The more the season nears its finish, the more things become clear — while other things just continue to get muddled. Like the Titans — what is happening? The Marcus Mariota-led offense showed us so much the past couple of weeks only to completely fall apart against the powerhouse Colts. Speaking of powerhouses, Drew Brees and the Saints have pushed their way into the conversation for not only best team in the NFC, but best team in the...

Duration:00:24:53

Week 11 Preview: Life without Kupp, RGIII vs. Lamar and Chiefs/Rams is the fantasy matchup of the season

11/16/2018
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It's a matchup that fantasy gamers can only dream of. You've been waiting for it. I've been waiting for it. We all have. Finally, on Monday night in Week 11, we will get it. Rams versus Chiefs. Two of the three teams (Saints) that have pretty much broken fantasy football this season will face off. Most, if not all fantasy teams with playoff aspirations have multiple active assets in this game. Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley; of course. Tyreek Hill and Robert Woods; probably. Matt Harmon...

Duration:00:44:23

Week 10 Wrap-Up: Patriots, Bucs and Bengals extinguishing fantasy playoff hopes

11/12/2018
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Scoring was in full effect in Week 10 yet surprisingly, the Ryan Fitzpatrick-led Bucs could muster only three points. Could the Tampa Bay coaching staff turn back to Jameis Winston? On the flip side, the Bears offense had no trouble on Sunday. The wide receiver duo of Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller showed out as Chicago continues to prove itself a force in the NFC. Our Yahoo fantasy experts discuss those performances and more on this week's wrap podcast. They also break down the...

Duration:00:42:16

Week 10 Preview: Understanding the players tied to your fantasy playoff hopes

11/9/2018
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Ah, Week 10. Just six (or seven, depending on your league) weeks left in the fantasy football season. Now is a time for reflection, to look back and...actually, scratch that. Now is the time to look forward, because the fantasy playoffs are just on the horizon! Now is the time to reevaluate your roster (what will Tyler Boyd be sans A.J. Green?), to make peace — or war — with injured stars (Dalvin Cook is back...and resting on his bye), and to take note of the players who are tied to your...

Duration:00:41:22

Week 9 Wrap-Up: Lions, Jets, Ravens and other fantasy let-downs

11/5/2018
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Week 9's Sunday action has come and gone, and we officially have no more undefeated teams left in the league. Yes, the Los Angeles Rams finally fell, moving to 8-1 after a 45-35 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Alvin Kamara played a huge part in that victory, scoring three touchdowns before halftime. Remember when people were freaking out about Ingram cutting into Kamara's value? Well, if Week 9 is any indication, Kamara is in no danger whatsoever going down the line. Our experts analyze...

Duration:00:39:20

Week 9 Preview: Trade deadline moves and how to fight fantasy fatigue

11/2/2018
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Week 9 is here, and with it, a familiar feeling of fatigue might be setting in. At this point in the season, most players have a clear (or at least, clearer) idea about where they stand. You're either sitting pretty, in the playoff hunt, or already thinking about next year. If you're out of the running, you might feel tempted to sit the next few weeks out. To just go through the motions. Maybe even quit! Never fear though — on this week’s podcast episode, our experts will help you fight...

Duration:00:49:06

Week 8 Wrap-Up: Are the Raiders actually better without Amari Cooper?

10/29/2018
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Week 8's Sunday action has come to a close, and (a bit unexpectedly) the Oakland Raiders showed life. After scoring 13 total points in crushing, back-to-back losses, Derek Carr and the offense scored 28 points. The defense couldn't stop Marlon Mack and the suddenly-juggernaut Colts though, but still, it begs the question: could the Raiders be a more viable fantasy resource sans Amari Cooper? Our experts analyze that and much more on this week's podcast. They also break down the Panthers...

Duration:00:42:47

Week 8 Preview: Andy Dalton, Fantasy Freddy Krueger

10/26/2018
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Week 8 is here! On this week’s episode, our experts break down all the happenings leading up to kickoff, including Todd Gurley's continued dominance over...well...everyone (he's outscoring entire teams, ENTIRE TEAMS, GUYS). Also, a Raider became a Cowboy this week, when Oakland traded Amari Cooper to Dallas. Though the 'Boys definitely needed a wide receiver, should fantasy players even care about this move, and what effect will it have (if any) on Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott? Later,...

Duration:00:45:52

Week 7 Wrap-Up: Mitchell Trubisky...Blake Bortles, 2.0?!

10/22/2018
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Week 7's Sunday action has come and gone, and with it so have some more running backs. Sony Michel's knee injury was a big lowlight of the day. Just as we've seen all season though, when someone goes down, someone else must step up. Our experts discuss the new outlook for James White, as well as some new faces at RB who have taken a spotlight this season (enter: Nick Chubb). Blake Bortles' benching was another lowlight of the day, and our experts try to make sense of the fantasy situation...

Duration:00:31:57

Week 7 Preview: Freeman to IR, Sony's Future and Fantasy Break-Ups and Crushes

10/19/2018
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Week 7 is here! On this week’s episode, our experts break down all the happenings leading up to kickoff. These include the big news of Devonta Freeman being placed on IR. Who owns the edge in the Atlanta backfield now: known-commodity Tevin Coleman, or new kid on the block Ito Smith? Our experts also delve into the dumpster fire known as the Titans offense, where everyone from Marcus Mariota to Derrick Henry has been a fantasy disappointment. Later, our experts lay their feelings bare,...

Duration:00:45:51

Week 6 Wrap-Up: As Le'Veon Bell looms, is James Conner destined to disappear?

10/15/2018
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Many people predicted what Brock Osweiler would do against the Bears. Those three interceptions and two lost fumbles were...oh wait. No, no, Osweiler decided to cover for an injured Tannehill and proceed to light up one of the best defenses in the NFL. Then Dak Prescott and the Cowboys followed Osweiler's lead by ripping the Jaguars defense to the tune of 40 points. That's Week 6 for you. Some things weren't shocking though, like Todd Gurley going nuts in Denver and James Conner having a day...

Duration:00:39:19

Week 6 Preview: Which stars are you losing sleep over?

10/12/2018
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Week 6 is here! On this week’s episode, our experts break down all the happenings leading up to kickoff, including the Alvin Kamara situation after Mark Ingram's return brought his fantasy train to a screeching stop. Our experts also delve into stars like Kamara who might have fantasy owners worried. Later, they’ll help you deal with some of the potentially bad fantasy decisions that players have made or might make (we're here for you *hugs*). And while our experts try to provide an...

Duration:00:43:35