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Every weekday morning, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss everything you need to know in the fantasy football world in 15 tidy minutes. New episodes are available by 6 am ET.

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    Putting a bow on 2020 with a look at potential 2021 breakouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 15:48

    It's our final episode of Fantasy Football in 15 for the 2020 season. What better way to wrap up the season than by looking ahead to the players who could break out in 2021? With a little assist from The Athletic NFL beat writers, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss six players who could be gifts for fantasy managers next season. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Week 16 Saturday three-game DFS slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 16:00

    Nothing says the holidays quite like a multi-game NFL slate on a day that isn't Sunday. Week 16 brings that on Saturday, with a tripleheader featuring Buccaneers-Lions, 49ers-Cardinals and Dolphins-Raiders. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down Saturday's DFS slate. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One last look at the waiver wire in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 15:36

    It's the final week of the fantasy football season, but that doesn't mean that it's time to ignore the waiver wire. Even managers who have advanced to their championship game can find something on the wire this week, whether they actually need the help, or they simply want to block their opponents from getting the help they're seeking. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss this week's waiver targets, including Salvon Ahmed, Rashard Higgins and Russell Gage. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Potential surprise starters for fantasy football championship week

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 15:55

    Fantasy football championship week is here, and with it comes a number of players who likely didn't get you to this point, but could push you over the hump. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss seven such players, including Jalen Hurts, Salvon Ahmed, J.D. McKissic and Marquise Brown. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Saturday's two-game DFS slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 17:12

    It's the end of the regular season, and that means Saturday NFL games! Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper celebrate by breaking down the Saturday two-game DFS slate on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thursday Night Football, Leonard Fournette and Jeff Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 18:48

    The fantasy football semifinals kick off tonight with the Chargers and Raiders getting together on Thursday Night Football. The Chargers have a couple of injuries worth watching, and both quarterbacks could factor into semifinal matchups. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper talk about those quarterbacks on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. They also consider the backfields in Tampa and San Francisco with the starters potentially out this week. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Early 2021 mock draft thoughts and updates on CMC, Conner & Stafford

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 18:27

    Derek VanRiper and Brandon Funston discuss another likely absence for Christian McCaffrey in Week 15, and concerns about the availability of James Conner and Matthew Stafford this week before discussing a few observations from the early round of their first 2021 fantasy football mock draft. Rundown 0:53 Christian McCaffrey's Week 15 Status 2:18 CMC vs. Dalvin Cook with First Pick in 2021? 4:48 James Conner Battling a Quad Injury 5:44 Is the Steelers' 2021 Lead Back Currently On the Roster? 7:44 Matthew Stafford Still Questionable for Week 15 8:41 Very Early 2021 Mock Underway 10:55 The Case for Mahomes Early in Drafts 12:07 Should Joe Mixon Slide Outside of the First Three Rounds? Follow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandonFunston Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Quarterback intrigue and the Week 15 waiver wire

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 17:43

    Jalen Hurts looked the part in his first career start in Week 14. Mitch Trubisky has had two big games in the three he has been back at the helm for the Bears. Gardner Minshew gets his starting job back in Week 15. All three could have something to say about who wins fantasy championships across the fantasy football world. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss those quarterbacks on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Then, they get into the Week 15 waiver wire with a look at a couple of wide receivers. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jalen Hurts. Cam Akers, and the Week 14 stars who could change the fantasy playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 17:50

    Anyone who had the foresight to start Cam Akers or Jalen Hurts in Week 14 is likely headed to the fantasy football semifinals. It won't take that same foresight to get them into lineups in Week 15. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Akers' and Hurts' fantasy value for the remainder of the season. They also get consider chasing Lynn Bowden on the waiver wire and the disaster that is the Bengals' offense without Joe Burrow. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Josh Jacobs, Mike Evans and Miles Sanders take us into the weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 18:16

    Week 14 and the fantasy football playoffs are underway. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper set up the weekend with one last look at the news on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. The guys discuss the likelihood of Christian McCaffrey missing another game, Josh Jacobs' return, the possibility of Mike Evans and Julio Jones being out because of hamstring injuries, and Jalen Hurts' effect on the rest of the Eagles' skill players. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Patriots-Rams, Daniel Jones' return, and trust levels for a couple of rookie RBs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 17:07

    The fantasy football playoffs begin on Thursday when the Patriots and Rams kick off Week 14. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp are easy plays in that game, but is there anyone else who commands a spot in fantasy football lineups? Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper aren't so sure. The guys discuss Patriots-Rams, what Daniel Jones' likely return means for his fantasy managers, and how far they're willing to trust D'Andre Swift and J.K. Dobbins this week on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sizing up Jalen Hurts, Brandon Aiyuk and the Washington backfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 17:48

    Doug Pederson made the writing on the wall explicit Tuesday, naming Jalen Hurts the starting quarterback for the Eagles. It may not change the team's fortunes for the rest of the season, but it's a meaningful move in both real-life and fantasy football. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Hurts' fantasy value, Jeff Wilson's nagging presence for Raheem Mostert, Brandon Aiyuk's emergence and Washington's backfield without Antonio Gibson on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A surprisingly robust Week 14 waiver wire

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 17:51

    The fantasy football playoffs are here, and they bring with them a more fruitful waiver wire than we typically see in Week 14. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dive in on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, discussing Keke Coutee, Ty Johnson and three more players who, at the very least, deserve some attention as fantasy managers are making their claims this week. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jonathan Taylor takes over, Cam Akers gets ahead, and Jalen Hurts gets a chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 17:41

    The fantasy football playoffs begin in Week 14, which means that Jonathan Taylor and Cam Akers have emerged at the perfect time for their fantasy managers. The former is firmly in control of his backfield, while the latter is at least the clear leader of what will likely remain a split backfield with Darrell Henderson. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss the two rookie backs and their chances of being playoff heroes on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. They also dive into Jalen Hurts as the Eagles' starter, the Giants' defense, and the Week 14 waiver wire. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Watching Josh Jacobs, D'Andre Swift and CEH heading into Week 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 18:12

    If it feels like we just said goodbye to Week 12, it's only because we did. And yet, the Week 13 weekend has already arrived. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper set the stage on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15 by checking in on Josh Jacobs, D'Andre Swift, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Myles Gaskin and more of the key players with injury questions heading into the weekend. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Welcoming Week 13 with open arms

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 17:36

    Week 13 is finally here, and not a moment too soon. The Ravens and Steelers may have just put Week 12 to bed, but the news for the final week of the fantasy football regular season is already flowing. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Dalvin Cook's potential workload cap, Zach Ertz's return from IR, a potential new look from the Lions' offense, the possibility of David Johnson getting back on the field, and Brandon Aiyuk rejoining the 49ers on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Will Fuller's suspension, stashing George Kittle, and Tua's possible Week 13 return

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 18:21

    Tuesday remains a slow news day in the NFL this week, even with Wednesday being a game day. Still, some of what we learned will hav an impact on Week 13 and beyond. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss the fantasy implications of Will Fuller's season-ending suspension, George Kittle's potential return, and the possibility of Tua Tagovailoa getting back on the field this week. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 13 waivers and quarterbacks to stream

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 17:36

    The waiver wire remains thin this week, but there is still a quartet of running backs worth considering, with varying degrees of aggressiveness. Plus, it's a good week to be streaming quarterbacks, with at least five solid options potentially on the table. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss all nine of those players on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Austin Ekeler's return, Alvin Kamara concerns, and Jarvis Landry's big day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 18:09

    There was nothing but bad news leading into Sunday, but the games themselves produced more than a few stories to make fantasy managers happy. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss two such stories: Austin Ekeler's return and Jarvis Landry's big day. They also take a look at the other side of the coin, wondering how concerned we should be about Alvin Kamara so long as Taysom Hill is starting for the Saints. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Useful information for the fantasy playoffs we could learn in Week 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 18:35

    The fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner, and any information gleaned during the remaining regular season weeks could help with the challenging decisions in the weeks to come. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper look ahead to Week 12, and the games that could carry fantasy playoff implications, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breaking down the Thanksgiving Day DFS slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 18:54

    A three-game schedule has become a Thanksgiving tradition as familiar as turkey and mashed potatoes. The three-game slate brings the usual Turkey Day DFS contests that are a welcome side to any Thanksgiving dinner. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down the Thanksgiving Day DFS slate on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Baltimore's backfield, Julio's hamstring, and quarterback intrigue

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 18:18

    Week 12 begins on Thursday, with the standard three helpings of football on Thanksgiving. The nightcap between the Ravens and Steelers, however, will be missing some key players after J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram were placed on the COVID-19/reserve list. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss that big story on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. They also get into Julio Jones' hamstring issues, another possible quarterback change in Chicago, and possible bounceback spots for Tua Tagovailoa and Carson Wentz. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Taysom Hill's arrival, Joe Burrow's injury, and Andy Dalton's competence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 19:02

    It's a QB-centric episode of Fantasy Football in 15, taking a look back at Week 11 Sunday. Taysom Hill was the story of the day, and could very well be the story of the back end of the fantasy football season. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Hill's fantasy utility for the rest of the year to kick off this episode. The guys also get into the state of the Bengals now that Joe Burrow is out for the rest of the year, the possibility that the Cowboys are sort of back, and J.K. Dobbins potentially taking command of the Ravens' backfield. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Awaiting Friday's practice reports with bated breath

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 18:18

    Thursday's practice reports were filled with troubling notes, from no practice for Alvin Kamara and Davante Adams, to limited practices for Teddy Bridgewater and James Robinson, to sudden missed practices for D'Andre Swift and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dive into the worst-case scenarios related to those injuries, while hoping for good news on Friday, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Discussing Cardinals-Seahawks II and Wednesday's practice reports

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 18:48

    The first time the Cardinals and Seahawks got together this season they gave us a classic, with the Cardinals prevailing in overtime, 37-34. The rematch kicks off Week 11, and could be just as good as the first version. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dive into the news related to Cardinals-Seahawks II on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. The guys also discuss what they'll be watching on the injury front over the next 48 hours. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Checking in on the fantasy football trade market

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 19:19

    The fantasy football trade deadline is fast approaching in leagues where it hasn't already passed, leaving managers with precious few days the make the moves they might need to put them over the top. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss some of the most-traded players in fantasy football, including Derrick Henry, Jonathan Taylor, Lamar Jackson and A.J. Brown. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Top targets on the Week 11 waiver wire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 18:28

    It should be a busy 24 hours on the waiver wire, with Michael Pittman Jr., Jameis Winston and Rex Burkhead among the top players for fantasy managers to target. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break it all down on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    D'Andre Swift takes over, Nick Chubb returns, and Kenyan Drake reasserts himself

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 18:51

    Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins delivered the play of the season in the Cardinals' win over the Bills, capping off what was a wild Week 10 Sunday. Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller go over the day's biggest fantasy news, including D'Andre Swift's takeover of Detroit's backfield Nick Chubb's return, Kenyan Drake getting back in control in Arizona, and more. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kicking off Week 10 with backfield news in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New England, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 18:20

    It's Friday, and that means it's a huge day for injury reports. The fantasy football community got good news on Miles Sanders and Darrell Henderson, but bad news on Joe Mixon and Damien Harris, setting the stage for injury watchers on Friday afternoon. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Sanders, Henderson, Giovani Bernard, Rex Burkhead, Duke Johnson, Matt Breida and more on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Taking a sweep through Week 10 injury reports

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 19:08

    Wednesdays provide us with our first good practice data of the week, and this Wednesday was as illuminating as any. Nick Chubb, Miles Sanders and Joe Mixon could all return, which isn't a surprise, and so could Kenyan Drake, which would be. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Drake's potential return, plus take a look at the Jets', 49ers' and Chargers' backfields on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Looking back at Patriots-Jets, and ahead to Colts-Titans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 17:45

    The Patriots and Jets gave us a surprising shootout on Monday Night Football, and while those defenses leave a bit to be desired, the production may have signaled fantasy-relevant pathways forward for the two passing games. Week 10, meanwhile, kicks off with a Colts-Titans tilt that could be a bit of a slog from a fantasy perspective. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dive into the passing attacks featured in those two games on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Intriguing players on the Week 10 waiver wire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 19:12

    What the Week 10 waiver wire lacks in volume it makes up for in substance, particularly at the wide receiver position. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down the merits of a couple of receivers who should draw plenty of waiver interest, plus a trio of backs who have at least potential short-term value, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Denver's offense, Seattle's defense, and a real opportunity to buy low

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 19:49

    There was no shortage of fantasy stars in Week 9, from Dalvin Cook to Josh Allen to Christian McCaffrey. One of them, however, points to an ascending offense, with Drew Lock coming through with his second straight big game. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss Lock and the Denver offense, Seattle's dreadful defense, Jonathan Taylor trades, Curtis Samuel's role in Carolina, and more on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tracking big-name injuries heading into Week 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 18:40

    Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey (likely) and Ezekiel Elliott are good to go for Sunday. Michael Thomas and Chris Godwin? That remains to be seen. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss those situations, plus take a look at Jonathan Taylor and the backfields for the Giants and Dolphins on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Matthew Stafford's status, the Chargers' and Ravens' backfields, and practice reports galore

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 18:10

    Wednesday was jam-packed with NFL news, starting with Matthew Stafford being placed on the COVID-19 list. Stafford hasn't tested positive for the virus, but has been in close contact with someone who has, putting his status for Sunday in doubt. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper kick off this episode of Fantasy Football in 15 discussing what the Lions could look like without Stafford this week. They also dig into practice reports, focusing on, among other things, the Chargers' and Ravens' backfields. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breida's back, Dexter's Thursday night laboratory, and Antonio Brown gets activated

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 17:32

    The trade deadline was mostly a snoozer, but one small trade made right before the buzzer—DeAndre Washington to the Dolphins—signaled news to come in the fantasy world. Myles Gaskin will be out at least three weeks with a sprained knee, which opens up opportunity in the Dolphins' backfield. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss who's most likely to get that opportunity, injury updates for Thursday Night Football, Antonio Brown's presence in Tampa, and more. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thursday night worries, Kenny Golladay out, and Gardner Minshew's replacement

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 18:03

    A.J. Dillon's positive COVID-19 test has Thursday night's game between the Packers and 49ers up in the air, but so long as it happens sometime in Week 9, the 49ers are going to be dealing with more than their fair share of injuries. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dive into the issues on both sides of that game, plus look at injuries to Kenny Golladay and Gardner Minshew, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    J.K. Dobbins breaks out, Jonathan Taylor breaks down

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 18:19

    Did J.K. Dobbins break out in Week 8, or did he just take advantage of a one-off situation? Is Ben Roethlisberger the only trustworthy part of the Pittsburgh passing game? Is Jonathan Taylor a rookie-year bust? Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper answer those questions, and more, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Good news for Michael Thomas and Jalen Reagor, bad news for Gardner Minshew and Julian Edelman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 17:50

    We've got a jam-packed Friday to lead you into Week 8. Michael Thomas is on his way back, and Jalen Reagor will return to the field on Sunday. Dalvin Cook is expected to play, but Aaron Jones and Joe Mixon are looking iffy. Meanwhile, surprise injuries for Gardner Minshew and Julian Edelman required them to go under the knife. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper consider the fantasy implications of all of the above on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michael Thomas, Allen Robinson and Aaron Jones among the big-name Week 8 injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 18:16

    There are way too many big-name injuries this week, with Michael Thomas, Allen Robinson, Aaron Jones, Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon and Miles Sanders all in danger of missing their respective games. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss all of those situations, including the players who could step into the breach, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Another Chris Godwin injury, Dez Bryant joins the Ravens, and CMC nears his return

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 18:19

    Tuesday was a day filled with NFL news updates that seemingly came out of left field. Chris Godwin is injured again? Christian McCaffrey could play Thursday? And Dez Bryant is back in the NFL (sort of)? Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper make sense of it all from a fantasy perspective on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chase Edmonds and Carlos Hyde get the fantasy world's attention

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 17:39

    Kenyan Drake and Chris Carson will both miss time with injuries suffered on Sunday night, opening the door for Chase Edmonds and Carlos Hyde to get some fantasy football spotlight. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss the outlook for Edmonds and Hyde, as well as Joe Mixon and the crowded San Francisco backfield, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Cowboys and Patriots fall, while two rookie QBs rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 17:24

    The Cowboys and Patriots struggled again on Sunday, and both offenses could be in trouble for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow both look like the real deal, creating a rising fantasy tide for their teams. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss all four of those situations, plus take a quick look ahead to Week 8 waivers, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Questions for Joe Mixon, John Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 17:47

    It was a busy no-practice Thursday, with Joe Mixon, John Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas all sitting out. There are varying degrees of concern for those four players, all of which Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dive into on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. The guys discuss just how realistic it is that they won't play, and consider the effects, from both season-long and DFS perspectives, if they are is out. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thursday Night Football news, Antonio Brown's potential return, and Wednesday practice updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 17:10

    When is a Week 7 game between a 1-4-1 team and a 1-5 team meaningful in the standings? When it's the 2020 NFC East. Of course, every game is meaningful from a fantasy perspective, so Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper start this episode of Fantasy Football in 15 discussing the Giants-Eagles tilt on Thursday. Then, they get into the Raiders' COVID-19 situation, Antonio Brown's potential return, and Wednesday's practice reports. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tua Time, Dallas discord, and CEH's last stand

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 17:56

    Tuesday was a big news day in the football world, starting with Tua Tagovailoa taking over as the starter in Miami. On top of that, we learned about rifts between the players and coaching staff in Dallas. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss both of those stories, plus look ahead to the backfield split in Kansas City with Le'Veon Bell joining Clyde Edwards-Helaire, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    More injuries for the Eagles, and Week 7 waivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 17:28

    The most banged-up offense in the league took two big hits in Week 6, with the Eagles losing Miles Sanders for 1-2 weeks, and Zach Ertz for 3-4 weeks. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper get into the fantasy viability of Boston Scott and Dallas Goedert, using them as a jumping-off point for Week 7 waivers, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Other players discussed include Tim Patrick, Keelan Cole and J.D. McKissic. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    D'Andre Swift's breakout, Juju's disappearing act, and Week 7 waivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 17:11

    There are two games remaining in Week 6, and we are just about halfway through the typical fantasy football regular season. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper look back at Week 6 Sunday's action, including D'Andre Swift's coming-out party, concerns for Juju Smith-Schuster, and an early look at Week 7 waivers. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chiefs-Bills, Browns-Steelers, and Gardnew Minshew without D.J. Chark

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 18:37

    The Week 6 slate is loaded, making up for what was a lackluster Week 5 schedule. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper dig into two of those big games—Chiefs at Bills and Browns at Steelers—plus consider Gardner Minshew in a game without D.J. Chark. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Melvin Gordon runs afoul, Cam Newton and Drew Lock return, and a possible sleeper emerges in New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 18:18

    News for Sunday's Broncos-Patriots game dominates this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Melvin Gordon's status is in question after he was charged with a DUI, while Cam Newton and Drew Lock are both set to return. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper focus on that game, but also take a look at La'Mical Perine's sleeper status, and the helium on Darius Slayton for Week 6. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Le'Veon Bell released Minnesota's backfield, and the surprisingly intriguing Chargers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 18:17

    The Jets surprised the NFL world on Tuesday by releasing Le'Veon Bell. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss where he could go, and how each landing spot would affect his fantasy value. They also consider what an Alexander Mattison trade in a fantasy league would look like, and run through the Chargers' offense with Justin Herbert at the helm on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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