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The High-Roller Top 25

4/17/2019
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Special guest on the show this week — war zone correspondent and avid fantasy basketball player Muhammad Lila, who runs a fantasy league full of experts from the U.S. and Canada, joins the show to unveil his "High-Roller" top 25. Muhammad and Matt Stroup debate the choices, ranging from where to put Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo to how high we should rank Pascal Siakam, John Collins and Trae Young. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Matt's top 25 right here.

Duration:00:31:24

NBA Season Takeaways Podcast

4/12/2019
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It was a wacky end to the regular season with some rest, injuries and low-key guys busting out. Jared Johnson and Mike Gallagher go over some things to remember before drafting next year. Some early-round takeaways and other things to keep in mind later in the draft. Jared also puts himself on blast for bad picks that led to a letdown of a season for him. Plus, we'll talk about players coming back from injury next year.

Duration:00:58:40

Next Season's Top 25

4/10/2019
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Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer take an early look at the top 25 fantasy options for next season, with some hearty and vigorous debate on where to place players ranging from Steph Curry and Kevin Durant — likely not teammates next season — to LeBron James, Chris Paul, Mitchell Robinson and Trae Young. Plus, Tommy accidentally writes an amazing TV commercial. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Mike Gallagher's column that we referenced right here.

Duration:00:33:20

The First Annual Waiver Wire Awards

4/8/2019
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Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup make some last-minute waiver recommendations — including late-season sensations JaKarr Sampson, Walt Lemon Jr. and Frank Kaminsky — but more importantly, they unveil the winners of the first (and hopefully not last) Waiver Wire Awards. It's an evening to celebrate (and perhaps get angry at) the players who graced the Waiver Wired column more than any others. Join us as we unveil our choices for waiver wire pickup of the year and a number of other categories.

Duration:00:20:48

NBA DFS Podcast for Apr. 5

4/5/2019
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MEGA SLATE! We had a special guest from RotoGrinders with Andy Means helping out to go through this wild amount of information. There are a ton of games to stack and even more value plays in basically every game. We'll point out some of our favorites, the chalk, some lower-owned studs with upside and a lot more. We did this pod a little differently this time, so check it out! Last Friday of the regular season!

Duration:00:57:27

What We Learned in 2018-19

4/3/2019
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Steve Alexander and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to discuss some big-picture fantasy takeaways from the 2018-19 season, including draft strategies for the upcoming season and an argument against having your fantasy league run all the way to the bitter end of the schedule. We also discuss the fantasy outlooks for some of the top rookies, including Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Mitchell Robinson.

Duration:00:40:49

Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 25

3/31/2019
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It's the final waiver wire podcast of the season, aka the Dwayne Bacon edition. We recommend players ranging from Josh Okogie to Bruno Caboclo to Luke Kornet to (reluctantly) Dion Waiters. And of course, the one and only Dwayne Bacon. Plus, what to do with the obscure players rounding out the Bulls rotation, including the surprisingly dynamic Shaquille Harrison. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve Alexander's Waiver Wired column right here.

Duration:00:20:49

NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 29

3/29/2019
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We have a fun little six-game slate with a lot of stud point guards and not much else for expensive guys. There is also a lot of value, so spending up on the right guy will be the difference. The Hawks have some minutes available with Taurean Prince likely out, so we'll talk about that in what is the stack game of the day. Plus, some other cheap guys are options in the late games. Orange Mamba time? We'll talk a little Christian Wood and some Thursday notes, too.

Duration:00:44:15

Fantasy Playoffs: Streaming Options — Week 24

3/26/2019
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Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer go through the week day-by-day from Wednesday through Sunday, suggesting fantasy options to stream off the waiver wire. We weigh the merits of players ranging from Seth Curry to Josh Okogie to Miles Bridges to Nemanja Bjelica, and consider what to make of late-season Memphis Grizzlies including Bruno Caboclo and Tyler Dorsey.

Duration:00:24:08

Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 24

3/24/2019
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Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top fantasy waiver pickups for Week 24, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, D.J. Augustin and Tyus Jones, all set for big finishes. Plus, what to expect from two Bridges — Miles and Mikal — and a couple of centers who do a lot of work in right around 20 minutes a game: Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac. All that and much more on this episode, and you can check out the Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.

Duration:00:21:44

NBA DFS/Fantasy Podcast for Mar. 22

3/22/2019
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The NBA has a whole lot going on, so I spent the first 13 minutes going over some takeaways from Thursday. A ton of rotation changes for a slew of teams, so I want to go over that for non-Friday DFS and for all the loyal season-long owners out there. After the 13 minutes, it's a loaded Friday DFS slate. A few cheap point guards and a lot of the studs aren't in great spots. Plus, some more teams are going to go with a youth movement. There is also more season-long talk in here than usual,...

Duration:00:46:37

Fantasy Headaches: Who Can We Trust Next Year?

3/19/2019
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Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus look at some of the most polarizing (and maddening) fantasy options we saw this season — from Andrew Wiggins to Gary Harris to Draymond Green — weighing whether or not it's a good idea to target them in drafts next season. We also weigh the outlook going forward for Luka Doncic, Collin Sexton, Chris Paul and Victor Oladipo coming off a major injury and a mostly lost season.

Duration:00:24:17

Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 23

3/17/2019
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Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through some of the top players to add to your rosters as we fly into crunch time of the fantasy playoffs. We discuss Jalen Brunson, Tyus Jones, Emmanuel Mudiay and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, while attempting to decide what to do with Monte Morris during a four-game week for Denver. Plus, why we finally fully trust Knicks guard Damyean Dotson, and the timely emergence of Jakob Poeltl for the Spurs. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out...

Duration:00:17:32

NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 15

3/15/2019
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There is a ton of value opening up from injuries and rest. James Harden is Mr. Chalk with Chris Paul out while several other Rockets get more opportunity. Plus, the Suns are also without their point guard due to a knee issue for Tyler Johnson, so there's some value to be had there. The Lakers also don't have LeBron James for rest, which gets the South Bay Lakers more chances to produce. Reggie Jackson may also not play in that game either to open up even more value. Even besides those two,...

Duration:00:53:04

Top Draft Targets for Next Season

3/12/2019
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Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer look ahead to 2019-20 and some of our favorite potential draft targets, including Knicks shot-blocking force Mitchell Robinson, Spurs breakout guard Derrick White and a back-from-injury Kristaps Porzingis. Plus, we set our sights on Trae Young — and explain why he might be worth drafting ahead of Luka Doncic in fantasy leagues next season.

Duration:00:26:39

Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 22

3/10/2019
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Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander continue the search for serviceable (and occasionally excellent) players on the wire, including an early outlook on the knee injury for Karl-Anthony Towns. Plus, veteran Rajon Rondo and rookie Mo Wagner both appear to be in prime situations heading into the stretch run, and Allonzo Trier and Rodions Kurucs are both doing their best to earn our trust. We also look at Bam Adebayo, who continues to be an intriguing option even with Hassan Whiteside back in action...

Duration:00:16:35

NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 8

3/8/2019
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It's getting close to the DNP-REST season, so Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher go over some pointers before locking your lineup. There is an impactful injury to Jrue Holiday, so we'll hit on the value opening up from that one. Plus, there are a lot of other players not active tonight, so there is a decent amount of value. All that and more!

Duration:00:51:08

Who Can We Trust?

3/5/2019
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At this point in the fantasy hoops season, it's arguably the most important question there is: Which players can we trust? Ryan Knaus joins Matt Stroup to attempt to answer that very question for 15 players, from Rajon Rondo to Caris LeVert to Gary Harris and Justise Winslow. We attempt to consider which of these players are likely to help lead us to fantasy championships, and who among them might be more harmful to our fake basketball squads than we realize.

Duration:00:24:58

Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 21

3/3/2019
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Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball for Week 21. We explain why we're sticking with Tyler Johnson despite some turbulence in Phoenix, and what makes Avery Bradley, Luke Kennard and Moe Harkless intriguing options on the wire right now. Plus, Dwight Powell and Cheick Diallo making considerable noise in their respective frontcourts, and why Bam Adebayo is worth consideration for the upcoming week. All that and more on this episode, and...

Duration:00:18:55