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2017’s early fantasy studs: Trust or bust?

9/20/2017
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Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume evaluate whether some of the surprising players atop the fantasy leaderboard can remain there all season long. Plus, Week 3 risers, fallers, value picks and red-flag players.

Duration: 00:32:58


2017’s early fantasy studs: Trust or bust?

9/20/2017
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Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume evaluate whether some of the surprising players atop the fantasy leaderboard can remain there all season long. Plus, Week 3 risers, fallers, value picks and red-flag players.

Duration: 00:32:58


NFL Week 2: Top fantasy performers, injuries and waiver targets

9/18/2017
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Mike Hume and Scott Allen discuss the top takeaways from NFL Week 2, including injuries to Greg Olsen and Rob Kelley, and Carson Wentz's big game.

Duration: 00:22:47


Week 2 Preview: Don't panic ... unless you own David Johnson

9/13/2017
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Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume advise owners to R-E-L-A-X if their early-round stars underperformed. But not David Johnson owners. You should totally panic -- and make these moves to replace your injured star.

Duration: 00:36:16


NFL Week 1: Top fantasy performers, injuries and waiver targets

9/10/2017
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Jeff Dooley and Scott Allen break down the top takeaways from NFL Week 1, including injuries to David Johnson and Danny Woodhead, and the players who should top your waiver claims after Week 1.

Duration: 00:21:00


Week 1 tips: Waiver picks to snag right now

9/6/2017
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Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume discuss players to add ahead of next week's waiver-wire rush, as well as the fallout from the postponement of Buccaneers-Dolphins, the latest developments with Ezekiel Elliott, and more!

Duration: 00:29:56


Do not draft these players ...

8/30/2017
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The Beat breaks down the players you'll want to take a pass on when draft day rolls around, plus a Big Idea around fantasy football's most desirable rookie for 2017.

Duration: 00:39:44


Ezekiel Elliott and Darren McFadden will be expensive -- and worth it

8/23/2017
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Guest host Scott Allen (D.C. Sports Bog) joins Des and Jeff to discuss how to approach the vexing draft issue of the Cowboys' suspended RB, who is out until Week 8, and his suddenly in-demand backup. Plus, what to watch for in Week 3 of the preseason.

Duration: 00:39:26


Avoiding faulty fantasy draft logic

8/17/2017
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Christopher Harris joins The Beat to discuss "Crutch Arguments," faulty logic that can cost fantasy football owners dearly on draft day. Plus, some early player-rankings movement after Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Duration: 00:29:49


Ezekiel Elliott suspension fallout and the ultimate draft tips

8/14/2017
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Mike and Des make sense of the Ezekiel Elliott suspension news while Jeff suns himself in South Beach. Plus, Neil Greenberg details the fanciest fantasy football stat ever with a draft-centric Big Idea.

Duration: 00:34:00


2017 Draft Guide: TE buyer-beware picks, bargains

8/7/2017
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The Post's fantasy football guys give you tips on tight ends you should target in drafts this year, along with players to avoid and some strategies for how to approach a position at which injuries are common.

Duration: 00:42:53


2017 Draft Guide: WR strategies, sleepers and picks you should avoid

7/31/2017
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The Post's fantasy guys dish advice on the wide receivers you should target in your leagues this year, along with ones to avoid and some strategies that can help put you in championship contention.

Duration: 00:39:57


2017 Draft Guide: How to win at running back

7/24/2017
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You can't win a fantasy football championship unless you get things right at the running back position. The Post's fantasy guys identify this year's blue-chip RBs, in addition to ones you should approach with caution or target as late values. Plus, the best strategy for drafting the position.

Duration: 00:38:00


2017 Draft Guide: QBs to target, avoid or steal late

7/17/2017
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Prepping for your fantasy draft? Set your board with the help of the Post's fantasy guys, as they look at this year's top QBs and identify potential bargains and buyer-beware players at the position. (The best advice? Don't draft a QB until late.)

Duration: 00:36:07


The Fantasy Football Beat: 2017 Season Preview

7/10/2017
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The Washington Post’s fantasy guys are back for another season of football news, friendly wagers and league-winning advice. Come see what’s in store for 2017, including new segments, new music, and a new co-host.

Duration: 00:01:33


The biggest takeaways from the 2016 fantasy season

12/28/2016
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Pro Football Focus Editor in Chief Jeff Dooley and Washington Post analytics writer Neil Greenberg join the show to breakdown the biggest lessons from 2016 and what they mean for next year's drafts.

Duration: 00:36:10


The smartest plays to win your fantasy football league title

12/21/2016
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It's championship week and the Beat is joined by Pro Football Focus's Daniel Kelley to look at the smartest plays and scariest matchups that will decide who claims your league title.

Duration: 00:31:15


The stars that will sink your team, or guide it to a title

12/14/2016
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After a week of big letdowns by big-time players, the Beat looks at which top-end QBs and receivers might repeat their pathetic performances in Week 15, enlisting the help of Athlon Sports's Sarah Lewis along the way.

Duration: 00:28:57


Players to add and avoid for the fantasy football playoffs

12/7/2016
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One wrong move can end your playoff run as soon as it begins. With the help of Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty, The Fantasy Football Beat examines the best surprising starters and the stars you should boldly bench in Week 14.

Duration: 00:33:52


Unknown breakout players worth betting on

11/30/2016
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Week 12 saw a number of anonymous players make a name for themselves with big weeks. With Neil Greenberg sitting in for Gene Wang, The Beat breaks down which are worth owning and gets the help of Adam Levitan for some smart Week 13 plays. Plus, a first in the over/under game.

Duration: 00:32:21

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