Fantasy Alarm presents: Ante Up with Howard Bender & Adam Ronis

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On Fantasy Alarm's Ante Up, Howard Bender and Adam Ronis serve you up the picks, plays and fantasy information you need to win, and that they themselves have their money on. That's right. They won't say it, unless they play it. With the hardcore analysis you can trust, blended with comedy to keep you entertained, Bender and Ronis deliver, with both energy and snark, the winning information to keep you coming back for more. Each day, the two long-time sports industry veterans will fight like cats & dogs, entertain with their antics and always put you on the winning path. They put their money where their mouths are.

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    NFL Week 1 Reactions, Buying the Dip & MNF Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 98:51

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis recap all the action from NFL Week 1, take an early look at some potential waiver adds and make their picks for Monday Night Football. Adam also gives Howard a lesson in today's slang terminology.

    NFL Week 1 Picks Against the Spread

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 24:54

    Howard Bender is joined by Fantasy Alarm Managing Editor Jon Impemba to make their Week 1 NFL picks against the spread.

    Last-Minute Fantasy Football Thoughts & Thursday Night NFL Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:52

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss last-minute fantasy football thoughts, new injuries and make their picks against the spread for the NFL Week 1 Thursday Night game between Dallas and Tampa Bay.

    Bender's Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 41:47

    Howard Bender returns from vacation to talk all things fantasy football, seasonal and DFS, with Adam Ronis. Plus an early look at  NFL betting against the spread.

    Inside the Mind of a Winner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 34:38

    Adam Ronis is joined by high stakes player Glenn Lowy, who has won three of the last five NFFC Super Draft leagues. He talks about drafting with his son and his strategies.

    Fantasy Football ADP Risers & Fallers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 35:36

    Adam Ronis is joined by Tera Roberts of Fantasy Alarm and Dynasty Vipers to discuss NFL players rising and falling on her fantasy football draft boards.

    When the Big Money is on the Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 55:55

    Adam Ronis is joined by NFFC Hall of Famer Chris Vaccaro of The Athletic to discuss high stakes strategy in auctions and roster construction in snake drafts

    Mac Time in New England & The Stakes are High

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 50:21

    Adam Ronis is joined by high stakes player Matt Modica to break down the Patriots with Mac Jones as the starter and strategy for high stakes leagues

    Auction Strategies & Bets for NFL Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 44:03

    Adam Ronis is joined by Corey Parson of NBC Sports Edge to recap the weekend in the NFL, discuss his NFFC auction and give his top NFL bets for the season.

    Pass on Kelce? Draft Michel? A SXM Host Draft Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 42:04

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss the Rams acquisition of RB Sony Michel and how so many fantasy football industry people passed on Travis Kelce in the first two rounds of the SiriusXM Host League draft.

    The Sports Illustrated Invitational, Eitienne Injury Fallout & Fantasy Football Fever

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 40:44

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss the fallout from the Travis Etienne injury, Bender's team in the Sports Illustrated Invitation and how everyone has fantasy football fever these days.

    This Draft Sucked. I'm Gonna Go Get a Reuben

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 37:33

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss the Greenwich Street Tavern drafts, the need to get a top tight end and what food to get to help us eat our feelings.

    Fantasy Football Auction Draft Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 37:39

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis break down a recent 12-team PPR industry auction, a fantasy football league Bender has been in for over a decade.

    What Are You Thinking About? NFL Player Props?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 41:21

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis offer up some NFL player props to look at as well as maybe some sound dating advice.

    Does Draft Position Matter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 31:52

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss draft position and from what spots they usually like to draft this year in fantasy football.

    Fantasy Football Auction Tips & Analysis from the King's Classic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 54:58

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis share their thoughts and offer tips for fantasy football auction drafting while breaking down the auctions from the 2021 King's Classic.

    Let It Be Someone Else's Headache

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 35:20

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss drafting injured players in fantasy football, diva wide receivers and update their fantasy baseball teams.

    Fantasy Frustrations, Bat Beats & Worst Fanbases in Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 41:57

    Howard Bender & Adam Ronis discuss their fantasy baseball frustrations, bad beats and some of the worst fanbases in sports.

    Fantasy Football Superflex Draft Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 40:35

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis break down Ronis' recent superflex draft with an eye on draft strategies for quarterbacks and how best to read the room.

    Quitters Shouldn't Be Trading

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 35:29

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss how those who quit on the season in fantasy sports should not be allowed to make trades once they've already bowed out.

    Breaking Down the Fantasy Alarm Staff Mock Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 42:37

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis break down the Fantasy Alarm Staff's 14-team PPR Fantasy Football Mock Draft with everything from favorite picks to draft strategies employed.

    NFL Injuries & RazzBowl Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 41:58

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis cover all the latest NFL injury news and the impact on fantasy football. Plus, the guys update their RazzBowl drafts.

    MLB Trades & NBA Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 29:09

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis wrap up the MLB trade deadline action and look at the frenzy of signings from Day 1 of NBA Free Agency.

    I Wish My RazzBowl Draft Moved as Fast as the MLB Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 32:46

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis cover the latest MLB trade deadline action while also lamenting over how slow their RazzBowl drafts are going.

    A Real Bad Beat & Some RazzBowl Draft Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 32:28

    Howard Bender laments over a real bad beat and then he & Adam Ronis recap strategies and ongoing results for their RazzBowl fantasy football best ball drafts.

    Dealing with a Betting Cold Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 35:28

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss how best to deal with a betting cold streak and also share some NFL Best Ball thoughts as they start up their RazzBowl drafts.

    Nelson Cruz Traded to the Rays & Other MLB Playoff Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 38:24

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis break down the Rays/Twins trade that sent Nelson Cruz to Tampa Bay and then they take a look at which MLB teams might be buyers and sellers with the trade deadline approaching.

    Wrapping Up the NBA Season & the MLB Injury Parade Rides Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 43:19

    Howard Bender & Adam Ronis discuss the Milwaukee Bucks championship, final thoughts on the NBA season and cover the latest barrage of MLB injuries.

    Fantasy Football Fallout: The Cam Akers Achilles Injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 28:19

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss the Cam Akers Achilles injury, how the Los Angeles Rams may handle their backfield and the fantasy football fallout.

    NBA Game 6 Bets & deGrom on the IL Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 46:44

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis talk Jacob deGrom on the IL, training camp battles to watch for fantasy football and betting Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

    Getting Aggravated

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 39:53

    What is Howard Bender so aggravated about and why is he trying to drag Adam Ronis down with him?

    Is Bender Too Cuckoo for Carolina?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 43:57

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss Howard's recent obsession with Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers offense for fantasy football.

    Scott Fish Bowl Wrap-Up & NBA Finals Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 43:40

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis wrap up their Scott Fish Bowl fantasy football drafts and also bet Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

    Inside the Draft Mind of Adam Ronis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 41:53

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis talk fantasy baseball, NBA Finals & get inside the draft mind of Ronis as he talks us through a live Scott Fish Bowl pick.

    Best Ball Drafts Are Not Your Home League Drafts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 37:23

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss the differences between drafting a fantasy football best ball team and drafting in your home leagues.

    Fantasy Football Drafting: Ronis Style

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 58:28

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis get together to dissect Adam's strategy and final team in the latest FSGA Fantasy Football draft.

    FSGA Fantasy Football Draft Breakdowns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 58:50

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis break down the most recent FSGA fantasy football draft with full player and coaching scheme analysis.

    Ronis Returns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 58:24

    Adam Ronis is finally back from vacation and he returns to join Howard Bender and talk Scott Fish Bowl in-draft strategies, NBA Finals and more.

    An Evening with Todd Zola

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 58:57

    Howard Bender is joined by legendary fantasy sports pioneer Todd Zola for a discussion on  the evolution of the industry, mentoring young talent and all things MLB and fantasy baseball.

    NBA Bets & SFB11 Draft Strategies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 55:54

    Howard Bender is joined by Fantasy Alarm's Associate Managing Editor James Grande to talk NBA Bets, MLB DFS strategies and early draft thoughts for the Scott Fish Bowl (#SFB11).

    Who Ya Got in Superflex? Tua or Darnold?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 38:15

    Howard Bender is joined by Fantasy Alarm's Ryan Hallam to discuss Superflex Fantasy Football leagues and strategies which turns into a Tua vs Darnold bet.

    Jam On Fantasy Football with Ari Fink

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 35:44

    Howard Bender is joined by special guest Ari Fink of SiriusXM's Phish Radio  to talk about  his side of the world in music, the Jam On Fantasy Football  League and, his favorite, the Washington Football Team.

    Value Drafting in Fantasy Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 53:56

    Howard Bender is joined by Fantasy Alarm's Colby Conway to talk value drafting in fantasy football, the Houston Texans and post-hype sleepers they love for the 2021 season.

    Who is the Next Big Fantasy Thing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 46:21

    Howard Bender is joined by special guest Michael Edge, a.k.a. The Fantasy Stoner, to discuss Mets, 49ers, east coast versus west coast and their new side project collaboration, "The Next Big Fantasy Thing."

    Winning the Scott Fish Bowl & Fantasy Football Tight Ends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 41:09

    Howard Bender is joined by special guest Andrew Cooper of Fantasy Alarm to talk about fantasy football tight ends and the blueprint to follow if you want to win the Scott Fish Bowl this year.

    Should You Trade Jacob deGrom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 38:01

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss all the scenarios regarding a possible trade of Jacob deGrom in fantasy baseball. Plus more NBA playoff best bets!

    Should the Mets Have Held Back deGrom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 38:05

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss whether the Mets made a mistake by not holding back Jacob deGrom after he was removed with an injury for the second start in a row. Plus, more NBA Playoff betting leans.

    Sticky Stuff for MLB & Wednesday NBA Betting Leans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 22:31

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis offer NBA betting leans for Wednesday night games  and then touch on Tyler Glasnow and MLB's sticky situation.

    Is Brooklyn About to Lose?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 28:20

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss the Nets' loss of Kyrie Irving and James Harden and how the NBA playoffs could shake out the rest of the way.

    Friday Night NBA Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 27:52

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis take a look at betting the Friday night NBA playoffs with an eye on the rest of the weekend's action.

    Can You Root Against Your Home City?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 54:50

    Howard Bender and Adam Ronis discuss rooting against teams in your home city, NBA Best Bets and Adam learns about another actress

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