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Award-winning fantasy sports advice from championship-winning analysts.

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Episodes

NFL Week 4 preview with Corey Parson

9/28/2017
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"The Fantasy Executive," Corey Parson of the Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) and Sports Illustrated, joins host Steve Gardner to discuss the evolving Dallas Cowboys offense, the struggling Cam Newton, some puzzling running back committees and the fallout from last week's protests during the national anthem. They'll also take a look at some of the best and worst fantasy matchups for Week 4 and offer some of their favorite sleeper picks.

Duration:00:33:42

April surprises, disappointments with Joe Sheehan

4/27/2017
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Baseball writer extraordinaire Joe Sheehan joins host Steve Gardner to discuss whether it's too soon for MLB and fantasy teams to panic. They also take a look at the state of the game, from PED suspensions to pace-of-play issues. And they go back in time to the founding of Baseball Prospectus, the evolution of stats and their shared affinity for Strat-O-Matic baseball.

Duration:00:47:07

Thames, Marte and more with Mike Gianella

4/20/2017
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Baseball Prospectus Senior Fantasy Writer Mike Gianella joins host Steve Gardner to discuss some highs and lows of the young MLB season, including the 80-game suspension for Pirates outfielder Starling Marte, the sizzling start from Milwaukee Brewers slugger Eric Thames and several shaky closer situations. They'll also touch on some players off to unexpectedly hot or cold starts, and offer thoughts on their LABR and Tout Wars squads.

Duration:00:48:46

Rash of early injuries, simulation baseball fun

4/13/2017
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Mike Cieslinski, designer of the Dynasty League Baseball simulation game joins host Steve Gardner to discuss how fantasy owners can expand their knowledge by playing in sim leagues. Plus, Steve runs down some of the major injuries to hit in 2017 along with some possible waiver-wire replacements.

Duration:00:34:53

MLB's opening week, Sean Manaea interview

4/6/2017
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The Oakland A's left-hander talks with host Steve Gardner about how he's approaching his second season in the majors leagues and what he hopes to accomplish in 2017. In addition, Steve touches on some of the most interesting developments from the first week of real games.

Duration:00:15:39

Extreme drafting with Paul Sporer of Fangraphs

3/30/2017
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Steve Gardner discusses the Washington Nationals' choice to close, and talks with Paul Sporer about the unique stars-and-scrubs strategy he employed at the Tout Wars Head-to-Head league.

Duration:00:41:45

Running wild with Trea Turner, Billy Hamilton

3/16/2017
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Steve Gardner chats with two of MLB's fastest players about how they're preparing for the upcoming season and offers some insight into how important stolen bases can be for fantasy baseball owners in 2017.

Duration:00:17:52

Breaking down the NL, AL LABR auctions

3/10/2017
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Steve Gardner discusses the NL and AL Leagues of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR) with Brian Walton and Lawr Michaels of Mastersball. They hit on the auction's top players, the bargains, the bidding wars and the overall strategies of the leagues' experts and what fantasy owners can take away for their drafts.

Duration:00:50:59

David Price interview, spring training injuries

2/25/2017
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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price chats with Steve Gardner about his disappointing 2016 season and why he thinks he'll have the best season of his career in 2017. Plus, Steve and Dr. Roto of Scout Fantasy Sports analyze the LABR Mixed draft and some important spring training news and injuries.

Duration:00:26:12

LABR Mixed draft recap and the start of spring training

2/16/2017
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Steve Gardner chats with 2016 LABR Mixed champion Todd Zola about his strategy and the biggest surprises in this year's LABR draft. They also discuss the value of multiposition players in fantasy, the impact of Alex Reyes' season-ending injury and more.

Duration:00:43:35

Top prospect Dansby Swanson and his rapid rise with the Braves

8/17/2016
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The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft talks with Steve Gardner about being traded to his hometown team, his favorite player growing up and what kind of major leaguer he hopes to be.

Duration:00:03:40

Kershaw's future, trade rumors, intriguing prospects

7/21/2016
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Major injury issues have several MLB teams looking at the trade market in their efforts to make the playoffs. Keith Hernandez and Steve Gardner take a look at what could happen by the Aug. 1 deadline and discuss some top prospects who could contribute down the stretch.

Duration:00:26:26

Latest on Tom Brady, Devonta Freeman, Tyler Eifert, No. 2 pick

7/14/2016
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Cory Bonini, Ryan Bonini and Tim Heaney recap news on Tom Brady, Devonta Freeman and Tyler Eifert before diving into some games, including choosing second, and some "true or false" on what's to come in 2016.

Duration:00:20:08

Rash of injuries to close MLB's first half

7/7/2016
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From Clayton Kershaw to Matt Harvey to Wade Davis, fantasy owners are limping toward the All-Star break. Tim Heaney and Steve Gardner discuss the injury impact, some sluggers to watch in the second half and a few unsung heroes from the first half.

Duration:00:19:50

Fantasy football training camp preview

6/30/2016
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With NFL camps opening in a couple weeks, Cory Bonini, Ryan Bonini and Steve Gardner look at Andrew Luck's rebound potential, offseason injuries to monitor, some intriguing position battles and more.

Duration:00:16:23

Lucas Giolito interview, Mets pitching woes

6/28/2016
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One of the game's top prospects makes his MLB debut. Hear from him, plus get more insight from Brent Hershey of BaseballHQ.com and Steve Gardner on other prospects, the closer change in St. Louis and the injury questions surrounding a pair of New York Mets starters.

Duration:00:25:21

Surprising stats leaders, waiver wire targets

6/23/2016
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Tim Heaney and Steve Gardner discuss their battle for first place in AL LABR, examine the top hitters and pitchers in some lesser-known metrics and offer their thoughts on possible fantasy free agent pickups.

Duration:00:27:40

Heating up with the arrival of summer

6/21/2016
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Several fantasy stalwarts have taken a while to get rolling, but Jose Abreu, Justin Upton, Carlos Gomez and others are now swinging hot bats. Tim Heaney and Steve Gardner discuss the implications, injuries and rumors from the past week.

Duration:00:24:14

More painful injuries; Jose Reyes in limbo

6/17/2016
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J.D. Martinez, Gerrit Cole hit the disabled list, but their absences open the door for two promising prospects. Also, Jose Reyes isn't wanted in Colorado, but perhaps he will be somewhere else. Tim Heaney and Steve Gardner discuss these topics and more.

Duration:00:26:49

FSTA fantasy football experts draft postgame report

6/14/2016
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It's one of the first big fantasy football experts draft of the season. Cory Bonini and Steve Gardner picked teams in the Fantasy Sports Trade Association's compeition. Tim Heaney joined them immediately after the New York City draft to talk the early rounds, their favorite sleepers, and overall strategy and tips to keep in mind for the rest of draft season.

Duration:00:17:49