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Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 4 + Calvin Ridley's Breakout (Ep. 260)

Which oft-overlooked athletes emerged from Week 4 as players you should heavily consider adding to your squad? That's the question we've come to answer for you on today's show. Calvin Ridley (13:49) has moved onto everyone's radar after his three-touchdown performance, but Mike Williams (11:50) may be equally as deserving of your attention. Also, just how meaningful was Chris Carson's (38:46) 31-carry outing, and which potential sleepers should deep leaguers target (42:12)? We then end the...


Week 3 Rapid Reaction + Jimmy Garoppolo's Injury (Ep. 259)

Another Sunday of high scoring affairs, tight matchups, breakout performances, dud outings, and devastating injuries is through. Before analyzing each of the day and afternoon games from a fantasy perspective, we wonder which 49ers are still weekly fantasy starters if Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the season (3:55) and whether it's time to drastically lower expectations for Amari Cooper (20:06). Also, should Sammy Watkins be viewed as a borderline WR2 moving forward (30:46), is Javorius "Buck"...


DFS Lineup Advice: Week 3 (Ep. 258)

With Week 3 now underway, we discuss which players can be solid DFS plays for cash games and GPPs this weekend. Alex Smith (7:41) could provide nice value in a potential shootout with the Packers and Christian McCaffrey (17:58) should get all the touches he can handle in a plus matchup against Cincinnati. The big question is, can we trust Amari Cooper (38:03) considering how inconsistent his QB is? Also, David Johnson's (57:41) talent, price, and potentially low ownership all make him a...


Start/Sit: Week 3 w/ Brandon Marianne Lee (Ep. 257)

Our hosts team up with Brandon Marianne Lee of The Athletic to share our thoughts on which players you should consider starting or sitting in Week 3. Is it safe to start trusting Will Dissly (9:37) as a TE1, should you feel worried starting Kenny Golladay (28:49), and is there any reason to lack confidence in Matt Breida (36:37)? Also, Rashaad Penny (47:30) might finally be getting a leg up on Chris Carson, and we discuss the latest news on the Le'Veon Bell holdout (1:03:41). Sponsors: NFL...


Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 3 + Josh Gordon Expectations (Ep. 256)

Today we share which players fantasy owners should pick up as we head into Week 3, and Pat Fitzmaurice from The Football Girl joins us to give you his favorite waiver additions as well. However, we explore what Josh Gordon's fantasy value could be like in New England (3:53) before getting into nitty gritty. Giovani Bernard may be the obvious top pickup (9:47), but John Brown deserves your attention right after him (17:45). Also, does Gordon's departure in Cleveland increase Dez Bryant's...


Week 2 Rapid Reaction + Patrick Mahomes' Explosion (Ep. 255)

Our crew is back to break down every great and disappointing performance from each of Sunday's day games and give their immediate fantasy analysis. Is Patrick Mahomes a true QB1 for the rest of the season (3:10 & 12:27), how should fantasy owners view Chris Thompson moving forward (17:57), and is it time to view Quincy Enunwa as the Jets' top wideout (22:05)? Plus, is Antonio Callaway the Browns' real No. 2 option without Josh Gordon (39:30), how well can Nelson Agholor produce when Alshon...


DFS Lineup Advice: Week 2 w/ Davis Mattek (Ep. 254)

Davis Mattek (host for Swolecast and TaekCast) joins forces with us as we all share our thoughts on which players make strong DFS plays. Ben Roethlisberger's high floor this week is worth paying up for (10:58) and Adrian Peterson figures to be a cheap source of guaranteed touches (19:35), but is it wrong to rank Emmanuel Sanders (27:07) above Demaryius Thomas (29:21)? In addition, Garrett Celek can be a sneaky GPP play (41:41), but can the same be said about Doug Martin (48:48), and is...


Start/Sit: Week 2 w/ Jeff Ratcliffe (Ep. 253)

Jeff Ratcliffe from Pro Football Focus hops on with us as we share our thoughts on which players we would consider either starting or sitting ahead of this week's matchups. Should Tom Brady owners look for alternative options this weekend (11:49) and is Jay Ajayi a glorified committee back or the bonafide top dog in that backfield (20:26)? Plus, should we panic about Amari Cooper (38:44), is Sammy Watkins already droppable (44:47), and are we overlooking Jack Doyle too much...


Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 2 (Ep. 252)

With every game from Week 1 now in the books, which players would you be wise to snag from your league's waiver wire today? We're here to tackle that question for you in-depth, but the show kicks off with us breaking down the Greg Olsen (4:17), Aaron Rodgers (6:06), Delanie Walker (8:52), Leonard Fournette (14:19), and Doug Baldwin (15:13) injuries. How much FAAB should you spend on T.J. Yeldon (21:43), who the heck is Will Dissly (25:48), and can Ryan Fitzpatrick steal Jameis Winston's job...


Week 1 Rapid Reaction + James Conner's Breakout (Ep. 251)

Opening Sunday has come and gone, and it was one we likely won't forget for a long time! Joining us as our new Sunday co-host is FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris. Before diving into Sunday's games en masse, we take a small look at Thursday night's opener and analyze whether Jay Ajayi's productive performance alters his season-long outlook (4:34). Is Le'Veon Bell's return impacted by James Conner's impressive outing, and where should Conner be ranked moving forward (20:58)? Also, have we been...


DFS Lineup Advice: Week 1 (Ep. 250)

Football is back! Doug Norrie from Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings is with us as we give our favorite cash game and GPP plays for Week 1. Before digging in, our crew takes some time to explain what DFS is (8:41) and how players should approach cash games and GPPs (9:21). How well can we expect James Conner to perform if Le'Veon Bell is absent on Sunday (14:39) and how much consideration should you give Leonard Fournette and Joe Mixon in cash games (26:44)? Are A.J. Green and Keenan Allen...


Start/Sit: Week 1 (Ep. 249)

The NFL season is finally upon us! We'll be here before the first game each week to give you our thoughts on which guys you should start in your lineup or sit on your bench for the week. Before getting into the meat of the show, we break down some depth chart news and give you the latest on the Le'Veon Bell holdout (15:43). Should fantasy owners be concerned about Philip Rivers' historically underwhelming performances against Kansas City (25:59), and how problematic will Tennessee's run...


NFL Survivor Pool & Pick 'Em Strategy + 2018 Season Predictions (Ep. 248)

Tom Federico and David Hess from join us to share which strategies work best for being the last person standing in survivor pools (13:35) and winning your pick 'em contest (29:41). The last 20 minutes of the show are dedicated to breaking down our projections from last year (42:30), diving into our predictions for the new season (50:20) like whether the Jaguars are Super Bowl bound (52:39), and giving our most confident picks against the spread for Week 1...


Waiver Wire Stashes: Week 1 (Ep. 247)

With the regular season quickly approaching, our hosts explore which commonly unowned players you would be wise to hold on to. However, we start the show going over the Khalil Mack trade (3:25 & 13:51) and debating who steps up in Jerick McKinnon's absence (7:24). Why does DeVante Parker (22:32) deserve to be rostered in all fantasy leagues? Does Anthony Miller have more upside than Chris Godwin (30:18)? How high is Corey Clement's potential (45:16) in Philadelphia if Jay Ajayi were to miss...


Late-Round Fliers, Streaming QBs & Kickers/DSTs (Ep. 246)

Whether you've drafted already or not, we're talking late-round fliers that are worth stashing to start the season. Joining us for this show is Sigmund Bloom of Footballguys. The season is just about here and with that, we're looking at what to make of Royce Freeman sitting the final game of the preseason (3:36) and Ronald Jones's struggles. We then take turns naming our favorite fliers to snag at the end of drafts starting with T.J. Yeldon (9:12). Sigmund explains what you should be looking...


Last Minute Draft Advice (Ep. 245)

Justin Boone from theScore is with us as we share which players we are actively targeting and who we are steering clear of. Patrick Mahomes (14:17) may have high upside, but should his tough early-season schedule dampen your outlook? Does Alex Collins (27:48) have a stranglehold on the Ravens' starting running back job? With his ADP swiftly rising, does Amari Cooper (42:26) still have enough equity built into his ADP? Is Trey Burton (50:38) the tight end to aim for if you've missed out on...


Rankings w/ Jamey Eisenberg (Ep. 244)

Jamey Eisenberg from CBS Sports joins the show as we discuss some of the larger discrepancies between his rankings and the Expert Consensus Rankings. Does Russell Wilson carry more risk than people realize (6:05), will Kerryon Johnson's talent earn him the lion's share of Detroit's backfield touches (18:32), and should fantasy owners fully buy into Marquise Goodwin's upside (30:30)? We end the show analyzing the latest news and ponder how long Alshon Jeffery's injury woes will linger (34:29)...


Players You'll Regret Drafting (Ep. 243)

Football Diehards' Bob Harris is with us as we shed some light on which players you will surely regret drafting. However, before we jump into that, we just can't understand why the Broncos have decided not to start Royce Freeman (8:13). It's hard to trust Devonta Freeman (25:29) with how much work he cedes to Tevin Coleman, Derrick Henry's (36:04) current situation is very similar to what he experienced last year, and Alshon Jeffery (47:41) is unjustly being taken as a top 30...


League-Winning Players w/ Mike Wright (Ep. 242)

Mike Wright from The Fantasy Footballers joins the crew as we each share which players could possess league-winning upside. But first, we decide how far Keelan Cole (5:00) should move up the rankings in the wake of Marqise Lee's season-ending injury. During the meat of the show, we all agree that New England's depleted receiving corps leaves Rob Gronkowski (19:50) with league-winning ability. Does Joe Mixon (25:41) truly possess elite potential behind a subpar offensive line, though? Also,...


Can You Trust These 12 Risky Players? w/ John Paulsen (Ep. 241)

More's John Paulsen comes on the show to help shed some light on 12 different players who carry plenty of risk. What should we think of Andrew Luck's unimpressive preseason performances (12:32), how often will the 49ers use Jerick McKinnon (23:02), and is it wrong to underestimate Juju Smith-Schuster this year (36:14)? The episode ends with a segment on running back battles and which back fantasy owners should target (55:11). Will Sony Michel end up being the lead back in New England at...