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What our Big Ideas mean for 2018 and where we screwed up - 2017 Season Finale

It's breakdown day at The Beat, as Mike and Jeff re-examine some of the biggest fantasy football tips The Beat touted in 2017, and hold themselves accountable for their misses.

Duration: 00:35:10

The fantasy MVPs of 2017 and the biggest busts at each position

Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume discuss Todd Gurley's historic, league-winning run, while lamenting the likes of Jay Ajayi, DeMarco Murray and Amari Cooper, who turned out to be high-priced anchors around fantasy owners' necks.

Duration: 00:41:57

Players under the spotlight in Week 16

Fantasy analyst Brandon Marianne Lee joins Des Bieler and Jeff Dooley to go over some players of interest in fantasy's most important week, including wide receivers for the Steelers and Jaguars. Then Des and Jeff take the pulse of other noteworthy players, such as a struggling A.J. Green, and discuss which matchups most intrigue them.

Duration: 00:32:36

NFL Week 15: Todd Gurley shreds Seattle, Antonio Brown exits early and more

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week in which the Eagles' offense managed just fine with Nick Foles filling in for Carson Wentz.

Duration: 00:29:43

Who to start and sit in Week 15

With so much at stake, which big names are looking like shaky starts, and who could become unheralded heroes? Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume answer those questions, and they also offer some Carson Wentz replacements and take the fantasy pulse of a few other noteworthy players.

Duration: 00:34:06

NFL Week 14: Carson Wentz goes down, Jonathan Stewart shines and more

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week in which the Eagles QB and MVP candidate left a win over the Rams with a knee injury.

Duration: 00:28:09

Is it crazy to bench Russell Wilson in Week 14?

Just when the fantasy playoffs are starting in most leagues, the top-scoring player in fantasy has the roughest of matchups -- a visit to Jacksonville. Scott Allen, Des Bieler and Mike Hume debate his prospects and who might be suitable fill-ins, discuss other tricky Week 14 lineup decisions and go over some risers and fallers, including an unheralded TE who just might be the ideal Gronk replacement.

Duration: 00:37:58

NFL week 13: Browns' Josh Gordon returns, Gronk loses his cool and more

Key observations and waiver wire from a week in which the Chiefs’ offense awakened and Alvin Kamara continued to do Alvin Kamara things.

Duration: 00:28:31

Don't be afraid to bench Kareem Hunt and other studs in Week 13

It's do-or-die-time in many fantasy leagues, when the phrase "You don't sit your studs" tends to apply more than ever, but Hunt is among a few players who have lost the benefit of the doubt. Plus, Scott Allen, Des Bieler and Jeff Dooley look at many other fantasy situations impacting Week 13, including the fallout from Eli Manning's surprise demotion.

Duration: 00:39:46

NFL Week 12: Julio Jones reminds his fantasy owners why they drafted him

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week in which Alvin Kamara continued to dominate, fellow rookie Joe Mixon finally broke through and T.Y. Hilton was a non-factor once again.

Duration: 00:23:07

Post-bye week strategies to maximize your roster

Scott Allen, Des Bieler and Mike Hume discuss better uses for your roster than holding onto fringe players, now that we're through the bye weeks. Plus, they go over some players with rising and falling values, look ahead to the Thanksgiving slate and more.

Duration: 00:34:31

NFL Week 11: NFL Week 11: Adam Thielen stays hot, Keenan Allen says hello and more

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week that Nathan Peterman and Adrian Peterson would probably like to forget.

Duration: 00:26:16

Buy low on Melvin Gordon, and other RB thoughts from Chris Harris

Speaking with Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and guest host Scott Allen, Chris Harris of Harris Football says he likes what he has been seeing from the Chargers RB, despite some unsettling performances of late and the emergence of Austin Ekeler. He also discusses the Patriots RBs, Isaiah Crowell and others, before the Beat crew looks ahead to Week 11.

Duration: 00:34:05

NFL Week 10: Mark Ingram runs wild, the Rams roll and the Cowboys struggle without Ezekiel Elliott

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a weird week in which Austin Ekeler outperformed Melvin Gordon, Leonard Fournette struggled and Case Keenum had a career day.

Duration: 00:27:37

Rest-of-season MVPs and other reassessments

Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume are joined by Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty to speculate on which players will stand out in the second half and how to refocus on some players who haven't matched early-season expectations.

Duration: 00:34:38

NFL Week 9: Jared Goff and Dak Prescott go off, while Jay Ajayi flies high in his Eagles debut

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a wild week in the NFL, which saw A.J. Green and Mike Evans lose their cool.

Duration: 00:29:03

How to capitalize on NFL trade deadline fallout

Des Bieler, Mike Hume and special guest Neil Greenberg discuss the spate of deals that shook the fantasy world, including changes of scenery for Jay Ajayi, Kelvin Benjamin and Jimmy Garoppolo, as well as the Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott-less (or is it?) backfield, player stocks rising and falling and what they'll be watching in Week 9.

Duration: 00:41:40

NFL Week 8: Russell Wilson outduels Deshaun Watson, LeSean McCoy stays hot and more

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a rain-soaked week that saw Ezekiel Elliott run all over the Redskins and Jameis Winston flounder.

Duration: 00:24:39

You should panic over Packers WRs. And they're not the only ones.

Des Bieler, Mike Hume and special guest Neil Greenberg raise the red flags over Green Bay's pass-catchers and discuss worrisome situations in Arizona, Denver and Washington as well. Plus, key players to add, avoid and monitor in Week 8.

Duration: 00:40:56

NFL Week 7: Ezekiel Elliott's huge day, Carson Palmer's injury and more

Key observations and waiver wire advice from a shutout-heavy week.

Duration: 00:29:44

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