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Fitz on Fantasy is THE podcast for obsessive fantasy football enthusiasts. Brought to you each week by Pat Fitzmaurice with a special guest from the fantasy football industry to discuss fantasy's hottest topics and dish out plenty of advice, with occasional forays into food, music, TV, and other rea…

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    Short Order Cooks (guest: Jason Wood)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 64:09

    We're less than a week away from the official start of summer, which means the heart of fantasy draft season is dead ahead. Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in longtime Footballguys staffer Jason Wood (@fbgwood) for a wide-ranging discussion on fantasy and non-fantasy topics alike. Jason and Pat name some players they believe to be mispriced based on their current ADPs, including Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, Najee Harris, Adam Thielen and Kenny Golladay. Jason makes the case for Tom Brady, David Montgomery, Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks and some of his other favorite value plays. Pat subjects Jason to a quiz about his personal life, asking him about everything from the worst job of his youth to how he likes his eggs. An Eagles season ticketholder, Jason offers his thoughts on a variety of Eagles-related topics. Why is Jalen Hurts more appealing in redraft leagues than in dynasty? Does a crowded RB room temper enthusiasm for Miles Sanders? Is DeVonta Smith likely to be an alpha receiver right from the start? Pat and Jason also discuss the outlook for Carson Wentz in Indianapolis and try to pinpoint where in the first round the first wide receiver should go, and which receiver it should be. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Jason Wood (@fbgwood) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Goetta Piece of the Bengals' Offense (guest: Dan Clasgens)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 63:54

    The Julio Jones trade is the big news of the week, and Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens) of the Fantistics Insider show on the Sirius XM Fantasy Channel joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to break it down. What does the trade do for the fantasy value of Julio? How far should we drop A.J. Brown and Matt Ryan on our draft boards? How much of a bump should we give Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and Ryan Tannehill? Who else gains or loses value? Dan and Pat also dig deep into the best-ball format. Dan analyzes a few of his favorite best-ball values, including Terry McLaurin, Cooper Kupp, Chase Edmonds and Trey Sermon. Dan and Pat also recap the highlights of a charity best-ball draft they recently did together, discussing players such as Cam Akers, Najee Harris and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Dan talks about his work with the Disabled American Veterans and gives Pat an overview of Cincinnati and its local delicacies, covering everything from chili to goetta. There's also some Bengals talk, as Dan opines on whether taking Ja'Marr Chase over Penei Sewell was the right move, makes a sales pitch for Joe Mixon, and explains why he's so bullish on the Cincinnati passing game. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Something’s Brewin’ (guest: Chris Allen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 57:42

    Chris Allen (@ChrisAllenFFWX) of Footballguys.com and 4for4.com joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to discuss two of the greatest things in life: fantasy football and beer. Chris reveals the WR traits he’s looking for in the early, middle, and late rounds of drafts and lists a few of the receivers he likes at their respective costs, including Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., D.J. Chark, and DeVante Parker. An avid homebrewer, Chris talks about how he got into the hobby, what he likes to make, and the homebrew he considers to be his magnum opus. As a resident of Dayton, Ohio, Chris is an avid Bengals fan, and Pat picks his brain on all things Bengals. Was drafting Ja’Marr Chase over Penei Sewell the right move? Should fantasy managers be worried about target competition among Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd? What sort of season can we expect from Joe Burrow? Should we be optimistic about Joe Mixon? Chris and Pat also discuss weather effects, a subject Chris has studied extensively. Chris details his tight end strategy, reveals which rookie RB he expects to draft most often this year, speculates on what a Julio Jones trade to Tennessee would mean for A.J. Brown, and takes his best guess at what the Saints will do at the QB position. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Chris Allen (@ChrisAllenFFWX) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    GesickiCoin (guest: Matt Schauf)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 55:30

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Matt Schauf of Draft Sharks (@SchaufDS) to parse some of the hard-to-read RB situations. Will Leonard Fournette’s playoff momentum carry over to the 2021 regular season? Will Travis Etienne completely trash James Robinson’s value? Is it worth investing in Trey Sermon? How confident should we feel about Miles Sanders and D’Andre Swift? Are Mike Davis and Zack Moss value buys? Matt and Pat dig into these ambiguous backfields. A longtime IDP ace, Matt discusses the format and offers some strategy tips. Then, after some discussion about grunge music and Pete Rose, Matt and Pat circle back to football, with Matt naming a few players he believes to be overpriced (sorry, Najee Harris truthers) and talking about his dynasty rookie drafts so far. Matt also explains why Mike Gesicki is the cryptocurrency of TEs, then answers a few rapid-fire questions to close out the show. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Matt Schauf (@SchaufDS) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    8-Trask Tape (guest: Pete Davidson)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 69:53

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Pete Davidson (@Rotobahn) to discuss fantasy football and music. Pete and Pat start by discussing how rookies Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne might fare in Jacksonville under new head coach Urban Meyer. Pete makes the case that dynasty managers shouldn’t get locked into their pre-draft evaluations of rookies and should listen to what the NFL is telling them when a player slides, as with Hakeem Butler two years ago. But should that apply to Justin Fields this year? Pete makes the case for Kyle Trask as a worthwhile sleeper in dynasty rookie drafts, and he and Pat discuss the enticing upside of Trey Sermon. A lifelong Jets fan, Pete weighs in on the Zach Wilson pick, the Jets’ messy WR situation, and the likelihood that Michael Carter instantly becomes the Jets’ top RB. The conversation shifts to bands, as Pete and Pat talk about musical awakenings – what they were listening to before their ears were opened to the good stuff, and what changed their tastes. Pete answers a series a rapid-fire questions about favorite albums and songs from legendary bands, then recommends a favorite obscure album. There’s a little more conversation about dynasty rookie drafts and whether it makes sense to hoard QBs. Then Pete offers thoughts on some of the second-year RBs, whether Saquon Barkley’s 2020 knee injury still concerns him, and how he views the Browns’ Chubb-Hunt backfield for fantasy purposes. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Pete Davidson (@Rotobahn) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Sir Lance a Lot (guest: Dalton Del Don)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 49:41

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Dalton Del Don (@daltondeldon) of Yahoo Fantasy, a longtime 49ers fan who thinks Trey Lance deserves consideration as pick 1.01 in superflex dynasty rookie drafts. Dalton also sizes up a San Francisco RB room that now includes rookies Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell, and he offers his thoughts on how targets might be allotted between George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. Should Jalen Hurts be a top-10 QB in redraft leagues? Dalton and Pat make the case for Hurts and discuss what the Eagles’ additions of Kenneth Gainwell and Kerryon Johnson mean for Miles Sanders. Dalton talks about covering three sports for Yahoo, his favorite all-time team, doing a podcast with the outspoken Chris Liss and working with the eclectic Yahoo team. Should A.J. Brown be the WR1? Is Mike Davis going to be a value pick in 2021 drafts? Is the runway clear for Chase Edmonds and Myles Gaskin? Are we getting too excited about Najee Harris? Do we need to start downgrading Davante Adams and Aaron Jones because of the Aaron Rodgers situation? Dalton and Pat discuss these topics and more. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Dalton Del Don (@daltondeldon) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Chopping Down the Tree (guest: Marcas Grant)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 57:36

    The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) from NFL.com and the NFL Network to discuss rookie landing spots. With so many disappointing RB/team matchups, how excited should we be about the Najee Harris/Steelers fit? Will Melvin Gordon block Javonte Williams in Denver? What should we make of a Travis Etienne/James Robinson/Carlos Hyde backfield in Jacksonville? Marcas lists his top six rookie WRs post-draft and explains why he’s not crazy about the Rashod Bateman/Ravens pairing. He also talks about Terrace Marshall’s outlook in Carolina and Amon-Ra St. Brown’s opportunity in Detroit. Marcas liked Justin Fields more than Trey Lance pre-draft, but does he still feel that way? Marcas details his recent trip down a rabbit hole of old dystopian action movies and talks about what he was binge-watching at the onset of the pandemic. A USC grad, Marcas talks Pac-12 rivalries and casts some shade on both UCLA and that most hated of Pac-12 figures, the Stanford Tree. Speaking of USC, there’s a quick glimpse ahead toward next year’s draft as Marcus sizes up USC QB Kedon Slovis, a top 2022 prospect, and Marcas and Pat discuss whether Sam Darnold’s career can be rejuvenated with the Panthers. There’s some obligatory Aaron Rodgers conversation, and the show ends with Marcas offering some quick thoughts on Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tua Tagavailoa, the Steelers’ WRs, the Saints’ QB situation, and how soon Trey Lance might make his first NFL start. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Sermon on the Mount (guest: Matt Waldman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 81:18

    NFL Draft week is finally upon us, and host Pat Fitzmaurice celebrates by bringing in Matt Waldman, longtime Footballguys.com staffer and the creator of the indispensable Rookie Scouting Portfolio, a must-have for fantasy managers. Matt explains why Peyton Manning was a chef and Tom Brady was a baker, then discusses which of the top QBs from this class might fall into those culinary categories. Matt won’t be aghast if Mac Jones goes to the 49ers with the third pick and explains why, then extols the virtues of Trey Lance, explains why knocks on Justin Fields’ processing are flawed, and expresses his concerns about Zach Wilson. Who’s Matt’s No. 1 RB? It isn’t Najee Harris. Having once preferred Marshawn Lynch as a prospect over Adrian Peterson, and Nick Chubb over Saquon Barkley, Matt makes the case for Trey Sermon – and it involves something called curvilinear movement. After offering words of praise for Najee Harris and Michael Carter, Matt makes elevator pitches for Khalil Herbert and Kylin Hill. Matt talks the decision to finally ditch his 9-to-5 job to work on the RSP full-time, then discusses his musical background. Then the conversation turns to receivers and what Matt calls the best WR class he’s ever evaluated. He explains why Jaylen Waddle is his No. 2 receiver, compares Rashod Bateman to Cordarrelle Patterson (in a good way), and touts the upside of Kadarius Toney. He also goes to bat for two of his favorite sleepers in the class: Frank Darby and Josh Palmer. Finally, Matt offers a vast array of Kyle Pitts comps – Calvin Johnson, Travis Kelce, Kellen Winslow, Jimmy Graham, Evan Engram, Albert Okwuegbunam – and puts a few chips down on the one he thinks is most likely to stick. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Matt Waldman (@Matt Waldman) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Pitts Stop (guest: Shane Manila)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 66:06

    It’s another dynasty-heavy episode of Fitz on Fantasy this week, as host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Shane Manila (@ShaneIsTheWorst) of Dynasty League Football and the Dynasty Trades HQ podcast. Shane and Pat start by talking about their preferred dynasty formats. Is there a case to be made for 1QB dynasty leagues? Is TE premium the way to go? There’s also some 2QB dynasty philosophy, as Shane and Pat discuss whether managers in 2QB leagues should feel compelled to draft Zach Wilson and Mac Jones over RBs and pass catchers such as Ja’Marr Chase and Najee Harris. Shane explains how he first got into fantasy football and how he got so wrapped up in the dynasty format. He also explains his “less personal s**t, more fantasy” mantra on his Twitter profile page. There’s some rookie TE chatter with Shane talking about the depth of the class and offering thoughts on Kyle Pitts and Pat Freiermuth. What’s Deshaun Watson worth on the trade market these days? Is Cam Akers being overrated in dynasty? Why is Robert Woods perpetually underrated? Is Jalen Reagor a dynasty buy? Shane and Pat tackle these questions and more. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Shane Manila (@ShaneIsTheWorst) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Going, Going, Vaughn (guest: Dave Caban)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 69:57

    The NFL Draft draws ever nearer, so the Class of 2021 continues to be a primary topic on the show. This week, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in RotoViz co-owner and senior analyst Dave Caban (@DaveCabanFF) to discuss his research into the rookie RBs and WRs. Which metrics should we be looking at? Who’s popped in Dave’s research, and who has red flags? And after Dave empties the left side of his brain, Pat taps into the right side, asking Dave which prospects he’s conflicted about and which ones he’s planted flags on. Dave talks about his battles with depression and anxiety, and the coping methods he’s had success with. There’s some macro conversation about dynasty startup drafts, as Pat and Dave talk about which positions they like to attack and whether they like to chase a title right away or play a long game. Dave and Pat also discuss what the 49ers could and should do with the No. 3 pick, favorite late-round best-ball targets, whether Jarvis Landry is a strong bounce-back candidate, and how to play (or not play) the Buccaneers’ backfield in 2021. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Dave Caban (@DaveCabanFF) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Do Fear the Reaper (guest: Ray Garvin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 58:17

    With the draft only three weeks away, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) talks fantasy prospects with everybody’s favorite former college CB, Ray Garvin (@RayGQue), co-host of the FantasyPros Dynasty Football Podcast and the Breakout Finder Podcast on the RotoUnderworld. Who are the 49ers taking at No. 3, and who should they take? Ray explains why he’s a big Mac Jones fan and why the knocks on Justin Fields are unfair. Ray sizes up a top-heavy RB class and makes the case for Najee Harris as the slam-dunk RB1. He also makes a sales pitch for Elijah Mitchell and explains why he’s not keen on Chuba Hubbard and a whole lot of other RB prospects Ray reveals how he and his family dealt with the storm of the century in Dallas a couple of months ago, then he and Pat debate whether LaVar Ball is doing right by his NBA sons. Ray also talks about the FF Fit Club and how it’s been mutually inspiring for a group of fantasy analysts. Should we be worried about DeVonta “the Slim Reaper” Smith’s low BMI? Ray and Pat (ahem) weigh in. Ray and Pat also discuss the slightly built Rondale Moore, then talk about the “Harbaugh handicap” and whether it’s causing dynasty managers to overlook Nico Collins. There’s also some chatter about Sam Darnold, Josh Jacobs, Jalen Reagor and the Class of ’22. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Ray Garvin (@RayGQue) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Big Fish in a Small Pond (guest: Scott Fish)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 59:59

    It’s been almost three years, but Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) finally makes his return to Fitz on Fantasy. As someone who runs fantasy leagues for a living, Scott tells host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) which qualities are most important for commissioners and shares a clause that should be in every set of league rules. Scott and Pat also discuss how fantasy leagues might handle the switch to a 17-game regular season. Not surprisingly, there’s some conversation about the Scott Fish Bowl. Scott talks about the most difficult aspect of putting SFB together every year, how some celebrities have found their way into the league, how last year’s unique QB scoring system went over, and future plans for live SFB drafts. He also drops a few hints at what’s in store for SFB11. Scott and Pat discuss the Dolphins’ recent trades and speculate on who the 49ers might draft No. 3 overall. Does size matter? Scott reveals whether he cares about DeVonta Smith weighing 170 pounds and Rondale Moore standing 5-7. Scott and Pat also talk about the Buccaneers’ backfield after the re-signing of Leonard Fournette. Scott spins a hell of a Fish tale about a pickleball injury, then details the depth of his hatred for actual pickles. After some conversation about sleeping habits, Scott names his WR1, and he and Pat discuss the some of the top-tier dynasty receivers. Scott also names a few players he thinks dynasty managers should be trading for, then lists a few players he had a hard time quitting. (Also, Scott and Pat cement their old-man cred in this episode with mentions of Carl Pickens, J.J. Stokes, Herschel Walker, Jack Youngblood and Craig “Ironhead” Heyward.) Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Lamb chops (guest: Curtis Patrick)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 59:35

    It’s a dynasty-heavy show this week, as host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Curtis Patrick of RotoViz (@CPatrickNFL). Curtis and Pat dive in by discussing Kenny Golladay’s dynasty outlook with the Giants and whether this is a good time to trade for JuJu Smith-Schuster. Curtis also lists a few signings that he thinks may have perked up players’ dynasty value and a few that might have torpedoed value. Curtis offers his thoughts on where this year’s top rookie QBs should be drafted vis-a-vid the top RBs and WRs in superflex drafts. He also talks about some of his favorite rookie RB prospects beyond Najee Harris, Travis Etienne and Javonte Williams, and explains why a lot of dynasty managers have a skewed idea of what constitutes a “hit” in dynasty rookie drafts. As someone who competes in a host of dynasty league and routinely matches wits with high-profile members of the fantasy media in industry leagues, Curtis lists a few of the shrewdest competitors he’s gone up against. He also reveals how Alvin Kamara won him home gym equipment and a Jamaican vacation for two (and how Kamara himself weighed in about it). Curtis weighs in on Kamara’s fantasy value post-Brees and talks about his enthusiasm for the Washington Football Team’s signing of Curtis Samuel. Pat and Curtis discuss how dynasty managers might handle the tricky Deshaun Watson situation, and Curtis lays out the case for CeeDee Lamb being a screaming dynasty buy right now. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Curtis Patrick (@CPatrickNFL) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Free Agency in Bloom (guest: Sigmund Bloom)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 62:52

    We’re drinking from the fire hose of the opening days of free agency, and the great Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) of Footballguys.com joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to process some of the early signings. What should we make of the Patriots’ free-agent splurge? Will TEs Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry cannibalize each other’s numbers? Is the WFT signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick good reason to be excited about Terry McLaurin’s value? Does Corey Davis gain or lose value with the Jets? Sigmund and Pat tackle these questions and more. Sigmund talks about taking Jaylen Waddle over Rashod Bateman in a Footballguys dynasty rookie mock and explains why he’s infatuated with North Dakota State QB Trey Lance. Sigmund also speculates on who’ll be quarterbacking the Saints this fall, describes what life in New Orleans has been like during the pandemic, and talks about which teams have his heart for March Madness. There’s also some discussion about Sigmund’s beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. Is there any hope for Ben Roethlisberger? What are the Steelers going to do at RB? Is Chase Claypool a superstar-in-waiting? How many targets might Diontae Johnson see in 2021? Pat and Sigmund also talk about the Packers’ re-signing of Aaron Jones and the subsequent value hit to A.J. Dillon. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Green Eggs and Cam (guest: Derek Brown)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 63:45

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice this week is Derek Brown, senior analyst of Fade the Noise and co-host of the Chalk Fade podcast. In a Seussian turn, Derek slips into the role of Cam-I-Am to convince a skeptical Pat that Cam Akers is indeed delicious at an early-second-round ADP. D-Bro then talks about his new rookie RB crush, Javonte Williams. There’s some discussion about other rookies as well, including Travis Etienne, Terrace Marshall, DeVonta Smith, Kenny Gainwell, Michael Carter and Tylan Wallace. A resident of Fort Worth, Texas, Derek explains how he and his family dodged the worst of the winter storm that rocked the Lone Star State in February, and he talks about the music that’s helped him cope with the pandemic. Irv Smith and Adam Trautman are the focus of some TE conversation. A lifelong Saints fan, Derek offers thoughts on Michael Thomas, Tre’Quan Smith and what New Orleans might do at QB in 2021. Pat and Derek wrap the show with conversations about Jalen Hurts, Gabriel Davis and Terry McLaurin. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Head Over ’Heel (guest: Thor Nystrom)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 99:19

    We’re just under two months away from the NFL Draft, and there’s prospect talk galore in this week’s marathon episode, as Thor Nystrom (@thorku), the lead college football and NFL Draft analyst for NBC Sports Edge (formerly Rotoworld) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (Fitz_FF). Thor explains why criticism of Justin Fields’ field-reading ability is unfair, why Trevor Lawrence is the best prospect he’s ever evaluated, why Trey Lance is such a fascinating test case, why Zach Wilson is tricky to evaluate, and why Mac Jones reminds him of a less athletic Andy Dalton. Thor’s No. 1 running back isn’t Alabama’s Najee Harris or Clemson’s Travis Etienne, but rather North Carolina Tarheel Javonte Williams. Thor sings Javonte’s praises, takes a closer look at Harris and Etienne, and makes a case for Rhamondre Stevenson as an underrated prospect. Thor also offers a detailed analysis of University of Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman, and he and Pat discuss their mutual appreciation of Purdue’s Rondale Moore. Pat and Thor also discuss what Kyle Pitts’ NFL future might hold, and Thor speculates on what no Scouting Combine, shortened college seasons for some teams and opt-out seasons for some players might mean for this year’s draft. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Thor Nystrom (@thorku) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Sage Advice (guest: Anthony Amico)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 57:34

    This week, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by distinguished RotoViz and Fade the Noise alumnus Anthony Amico (@amicsta), who’s now lone-wolfing it with a blog/newsletter/toolbox called In the Aggregate that you can find at amicsta.substack.com. Anthony and Pat discuss last week’s Carson Wentz trade, whether Wentz can get his career back on course and whether the Eagles are now all in on Jalen Hurts. Then, the focus turns to Anthony’s outstanding new WR prospect similarity app and what it tells us about players such as Rashod Bateman, Sage Surratt, Tutu Atwell and Dyami Brown. After a little more rookie banter, Anthony talks about the challenges of being a high school teacher during COVID-19. And after finishing with the highest regular-season point total in last year’s Scott Fish Bowl despite not drafting a running back until the 12th round, Anthony talks about how he was able to employ the Zero-RB strategy so successfully. He also lists a few players he’s targeting in 2021 drafts along with a few fades. And as a Giants fan, Anthony also shares some thoughts on Daniel Jones, Evan Engram and Darius Slayton. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Anthony Amico (@amicsta) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Cut to the Chase (guest: Pat Kerrane)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 65:24

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Pat Kerrane (@PatKerrane), co-host of the Ship Chasing podcast and part of the Establish the Run team. The two Pats discuss the Zero-RB strategy, why it worked so well in 2020 and how it sets up for 2021, and Kerrane pinpoints some attractive middle- and late-round RB targets. With draft rooms open, there’s ample best-ball discussion in this episode. Is this a good time of year to draft, while rookies are still undervalued and ADPs haven’t solidified, or is it tougher to draft early because the waters tend to be so shark-infested? Are rookie RBs Najee Harris, Travis Etienne and Javonte Williams three of the best values at RB right now? Who are some of the more overvalued and undervalued players based on early ADP data? Kerrane talks about moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn and why he considers his new borough a starter suburb. He also explains why his home state of Delaware is really two states in one, and the two Pats express their appreciation for Delaware-based Capriotti’s subs and the legendary “Bobbie” sandwich. Kerrane talks about some of his favorite rookies and waxes poetic about the sublime résumé of LSU receiver Ja’Marr Chase. Pat and Pat also discuss where they stand on DeVonta Smith, Kyle Pitts and others, and Kerrane explains why he’s so bullish on D.J. Moore and Laviska Shenault for 2021. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Pat Kerrane (@PatKerrane) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Senioritis (guest: Alex Dunlap)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 72:15

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Alex Dunlap of RosterWatch (@AlexDunlapNFL), who touted James Robinson as a potential sleeper on Pat’s show a year ago. After Pat gives Alex due credit for that astute call, Alex talks about everything he and RosterWatch partner Byron Lambert saw when they were in Mobile, Alabama, for last week’s Senior Bowl. Why is Alex so high on Alabama QB Mac Jones and Clemson WR Amari Rodgers, and who else impressed him in Mobile? Alex also weighs in on whether he thinks Ja’Marr Chase or DeVonta Smith is the top WR in the incoming rookie class. Not only was Alex a high school teammate of Drew Brees, but he was also in a band called Alpha Rev that had a song spend 11 weeks in the VH1 Top-20 Video Countdown back in 2010. Alex talks about where his musical tastes lie now. Then it’s more draft talk, as Alex shares his thoughts on some of RBs he saw in Mobile, including Michael Carter, Rhamondre Stevenson and Larry Rountree III. Also, who does Alex have as his RB1 – Najee Harris or Travis Etienne? Alex and Pat also talk about a couple of the more interesting offseason story lines for fantasy and a couple of the players they’re targeting in 2021 drafts. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Alex Dunlap (@AlexDunlapNFL) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Don’t Scoff at Goff (guest: Jordan McNamara)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 62:42

    Fitz on Fantasy is back after a monthlong hiatus, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Jordan McNamara (McNamaraDynasty), a member of the Football Guys staff and the author of “The Analytics of Dynasty,” a treasure trove for dynasty enthusiasts. Jordan and Pat start by discussing the big Rams-Lions trade and its implications for individual player values. Then Jordan offers a sneak peek the 2021 edition of his book – what’s new, and what can help people become consistently successful dynasty managers. Jordan and Pat discuss the art of trading in dynasty leagues and list a few of their biggest trading pet peeves. (But as Jordan notes, even insulting offers can provide valuable information.) There’s also some rookie talk, as Jordan names a few of his favorites from the Class of 2021, which looks like a bumper crop. Jordan also lists a few players who might be worth either buying or selling in dynasty leagues right now and weighs in on a few hard-to-value dynasty assets, including Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Mixon, Deebo Samuel and O.J. Howard. And of course, since it’s Super Bowl week, Jordan and Pat offer some thoughts on the game and make their predictions. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Jordan McNamara (McNamaraDynasty) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    What’s Up, Doc? (guest: Jene Bramel)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 55:01

    It’s fantasy football championship week, and there are myriad injuries to be navigated in the most important week of the fantasy season. To find out who’ll be playing and who won’t be, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Dr. Jene Bramel of Football Guys (@JeneBramel), who’s been doing first-rate injury analysis for years. Jene talks about some of the challenges COVID-19 has posed for both the NFL and for health-care professions this year. Then he dives into all the pressing injury news, with details on the status of James Robinson, Kenyan Drake, Raheem Mostert, Antonio Gibson, Christian McCaffrey, Julio Jones, Ronald Jones, Ezekiel Elliot, DeVante Parker, George Kittle and more. He also talks about whether Joe Burrow will be ready for the start of the 2021 season, whether we should be worried about the cumulative effect of Odell Beckham Jr.’s injuries, and whether we can confidently take Saquon Barkley in the first round of 2021 drafts. Jene and Pat discuss whether injury-proneness really exists in the NFL and which teams are the least forthcoming with injury information. Jene explains how he got into fantasy football, and how a Ben Roethlisberger motorcycle accident turned him into a Football Guys injury analyst. He also talks about his own championship prospects for this week and makes a compelling sales pitch for IDP leagues. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Jene Bramel (@JeneBramel) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Waz Happening (guest: Rob Waziak)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 70:40

    As the 2020 fantasy season nears the finish line, rankings and DFS ace Rob Waziak of thefantasyfootballers.com (@WazNFL) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice to review some of their 2020 hits and misses and where they both went wrong on Lamar Jackson and Tyler Higbee. Waz and Pat also talk about some of the noteworthy developments from Week 14. Can Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders continue to rejuvenate the Eagles’ offense? Is Cam Akers for real? Should we simply pretend that T.Y. Hilton was abducted by aliens for the first 10 weeks of the season? Waz and Pat also cast an eye toward 2021 drafts, discussing TE strategy and a few of the players they plan to be heavily invested in next year. An ace ranker who’s finished in the top 15 of the FantasyPros accuracy contest in each of the last three years, Waz weighs in on the ranking process and offers some thoughts on conservatism vs. aggression in doing rankings. Waz also talks about spending 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and reflects on working with the Fantasy Footballers, who just hit a podcasting milestone with their 1,000th episode. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Jake Trowbridge (@JakeTrowbridge) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Christmas on the Isthmus (guest: Jake Trowbridge)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 66:00

    It’s not only the holiday season but also playoff season in fantasy football, and Jake Trowbridge of the Drinking & Talking Fantasy Football podcast (@JakeTrowbridge) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to take a closer look at the playoff viability of several QBs based on their upcoming matchups, including Jared Goff, Justin Herbert, Derek Carr, Philip Rivers and Jalen Hurts. Jake and Pat also rank the top rookie RBs and WRs from the Class of 2020 based on their potential appeal in 2021 drafts, taking closer looks at Clyde Edwards-Helaire, J.K. Dobbins, Chase Claypool, Denzel Mims and more. Jake explains how he wound up starting a podcast with his next-door neighbor, and he and Pat discuss why Madison, Wisconsin, might be the best mid-sized city in America. Then the conversation circles back to fantasy football, with some chatter about Corey Davis, Wayne Gallman, David Montgomery, T.Y. Hilton, Collin Johnson and Keke Coutee to close the show. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Jake Trowbridge (@JakeTrowbridge) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Saved by the Beller (guest: Michael Beller)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 58:45

    As we roll into lucky Week 13, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Chicago native Michael Beller of The Athletic (@MBeller) and immediately teases him about the Bears’ nearly three decades of futility against the Packers. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on Week 12, and Beller and Pat talk about the best way to handle players from games that might be in jeopardy, which roster-building skill has been most important in this challenging season, and whether the NFL season will make it to the finish line uninterrupted. Taking an early look ahead to 2021 fantasy drafts, Beller and Pat sort out the top tiers of the RB and WR positions, try to figure out how many RBs should come off the board before the first WR is taken, and decide which WR that should be. Beller and Pat then take a detour into college sports, quickly zipping through a variety of college basketball topics, recalling the greatest bowl games they ever watched, and naming their favorite and least favorite college programs. They also discuss The Band and their epic concert film “The Last Waltz,” and then it’s a return to fantasy football, with conversations about Latavius Murray, Cam Akers, Antonio Brown and Deebo Samuel. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Michael Beller (@MBeller) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Rudy Can’t Fail (guest: Rudy Gamble)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 74:31

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Rudy Gamble (@rudygamble), co-founder of Razzball. After a mention of Rudy’s unique Twitter avatar leads down a rabbit hole to a brief conversation about baseball players from the ’70s and ’80s, Rudy and Pat address Taysomania: What should we expect from Taysom Hill going forward, how will he affect Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, and was it an outrage that Hill was TE-eligible on some platforms? Rudy and Pat also discuss the Joe Burrow injury, what it means for Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, and what sort of career trajectory Burrow was on. While they’re on the subject of rookie quarterbacks, Rudy and Pat also speculate on where Justin Herbert might be ranked among the other QBs next year in redraft leagues. Having written eloquently about boldness vs. chalkiness in fantasy rankings, Rudy lays out his case that nonconformity should be rewarded in the FantasyPros rankings accuracy competition, and Rudy and Pat discuss the utility of fantasy rankings in general. Rudy lists some of his biggest hits and misses this season. There’s also some quick talk about the rest-of-season outlook for J.K. Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor, the Cowboys’ offensive resurrection in Week 11, and the Eagles’ Carson Wentz conundrum. And to celebrate Thanksgiving, Rudy and Pat have a hearty conversation about Thanksgiving side dishes. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Rudy Gamble (@rudygamble) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Helicopter Pilot (guest: Ian Hartitz)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 50:18

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in guest Ian Hartiz of PFF (@IHartitz), one of the hardest-working analysts in the fantasy biz and an essential Twitter follow. Pat talks to Ian about how he developed his Twitter presence and how he came upon the idea for Helicopter Guy, a two-dimensional muse with a knack for predicting breakout games. Ian does a deep dive on the Buccaneers, discussing Ronald Jones’ Week 10 explosion, whether Leonard Fournette is still in play for fantasy, and how to value Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. Pat and Ian also talk about the sluggish return of Michael Thomas, the outlook for Jonathan Taylor and the recent slowdown for Mike Davis. Following a windswept Week 10, Ian weighs in on weather effects and how much they matter for fantasy. He also talks about his high school playing days in football-crazed Dublin, Ohio, the possibility of coaching someday, and whether he has any lingering physical effects from his gridiron days. Ian explains why Darek Carr blocked him on Twitter and nonetheless praises Carr for changing his playing style. Pat and Ian close the show by discussing Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic, Carson Wentz, and whether a number of recent fantasy risers will have staying power. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Ian Hartitz (@IHartitz) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Ace of Gase (guest: Michael Salfino)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 75:29

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) of The Athletic, FiveThirtyEight, The Independent and the Breakfast Table Podcast. With Dalvin Cook on a historic two-week rampage, Mike and Pat discuss the Mount Rushmore of NFL running backs and how they should be ordered. Mike offers on Adam Gase as a Jets fan, assesses Sam Darnold’s future and offers thoughts on what the Jets should do if they get the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft. Then Mike and Pat talk about Lamar Jackson’s suddenly uncertain future and which young QBs might have better long-term outlooks. Mike tells a story about playing basketball against Lawrence Taylor, offers thoughts on how the pollsters and betting markets did with the presidential election, and plays a game of free association with some classic rock bands. Mike and Pat also talk about David Montgomery, D.J. Chark, Tyler Higbee, and the top five quarterbacks of all time. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Tippecanoe and Taylor Too (guest: Pat Daugherty)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 65:37

    It’s a special election issue of Fitz on Fantasy, and – trigger warning! -- host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) and guest Pat Daugherty of Rotoworld (@RotoPat) dare to mix fantasy football and politics. Is all hope lost for Jonathan Taylor after a disastrous Week 8? The two Pats conduct a postmortem and look for a primary cause of disappointment. They also discuss the J.K. Dobbins breakout game, the value of Damien Harris and the state of the Buffalo backfield. Following a windswept slate of games, Pat and Pat share their views on how weather effects should affect start/sit decisions, then stay on a philosophical track by discussing how much emphasis we should put on defensive matchups when making lineup calls. Pat D. talks about mixing Twitter and politics, how he handles the Twitter hecklers and how, as an avowed liberal, he deals with the Donald Trump supporters in his life. The two Pats also get into their least favorite aspects of the Trump presidency, the future of the Republican Party and what might go down on Election Night (including Jägerbombs). Pat and Pat wrap the show with conversation about Antonio Brown, Lamar Jackson, Corey Davis, the Lions’ RB usage and the QB change in Jacksonville. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Pat Daugherty (@RotoPat) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Can RoJo Keep His Mojo? (guest: Chris Raybon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 64:52

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Chris Raybon of the Action Network (@ChrisRaybon), who helps parse the RB situations In Kansas City, Tampa and San Francisco. How big a bite will Le’Veon Bell take out of Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s workload? Is Leonard Fournette going to kneecap Ronald Jones value? And what should we make of the 49ers’ backfield? Chris and Pat also size up the Pittsburgh passing game and discuss the Buccaneers’ signing of Antonio Brown. An authority on several different types of wagering, Chris reveals where he invests the biggest percentage of his bankroll. He also talks about what it was like to live in New York City during the early days of the pandemic and what it’s like now. And with Halloween coming up, Chris lists a few of his favorite horror movies. He also talks about his recent article on identifying franchise quarterbacks and how we should be viewing Baker Mayfield, Gardner Minshew and Sam Darnold. Chris and Pat discuss Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa, sift through the wreckage of the Patriots’ passing game and debate whether Ezekiel Elliott is a buy or a sell. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Chris Raybon (@Chris Raybon) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Mule-tide Greetings (guest: DonkeyTeeth)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 61:35

    Razzball analyst and podcast host DonkeyTeeth (@DonkeyTeeth) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to discuss Alexander Mattison’s Week 6 face-plant, the Chiefs’ newly ambiguous backfield, Lamar Jackson’s fantasy value, and Stefon Diggs’ and Derrick Henry’s magnificent seasons to date. DonkeyTeeth and Pat also talk about the 2020 Razzbowl, how DT got his nickname, the content and the vibe at Razzball, and the benefits of playing golf on a difficult course. There’s also some chatter about D’Andre Swift, Baker Mayfield, Travis Fulgham, Henry Ruggs III and more. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: DonkeyTeeth (@DonkeyTeeth87) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    VH Won (guest: Scott Pianowski)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 69:16

    Yahoo fantasy analyst and Breakfast Table Podcast co-host Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to discuss the Dak Prescott injury and the fallout from it, the disappearance of the learning curve for rookie WRs, the sluggish starts for rookie RBs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor, and the hierarchy of the Pittsburgh receivers after the Chase Claypool explosion. Scott and Pat also talk about the frustrating usage of D’Andre Swift and the remarkable rise of Robby Anderson, Mike Davis and the Carolina Panthers, plus other assorted fantasy football topics. Then Scott and Pat mourn the late guitar great Eddie Van Halen with a discussion of the artist, the band and how to rank the all-time guitar greats. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Scott Pianowki (@scott_pianowski) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Dear Jonnu (guest: Kyle Yates)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 53:53

    We’re a quarter of the way through the fantasy season, and NFL teams are putting up points at a dizzying pace. Kyle Yates of FantasyPros (@KyleYNFL) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to discuss the offensive fireworks, trade theories on why it’s happening, and debate whether we should change our approach to drafting quarterbacks. They also talk about Joe Burrow’s moxie and whether Kyle’s bold deal to acquire Burrow in the FantasyPros dynasty league was worth it, whether Joe Mixon is an RB1, and whether A.J. Green is toast. Kyle also offers thoughts on a player he was touting heavily all off-season, Jonnu Smith. Kyle reflects on an eventful first year at FantasyPros, which included a dramatic spike in his Twitter following, the expansion of the FantasyPros football podcast, and an unwelcome crisis following a colleague’s misconduct on social media. Kyle and Pat also discuss why the Cardinals’ offense has been so disappointing, how we should be viewing Odell Beckham Jr., whether DaVante Parker is a more valuable fantasy contributor than D.J. Moore, why Antonio Gibson might be a surprisingly stable asset, and whether Trey Lance could be taken ahead of either Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Kyle Yates (@KyleYNFL) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Tee Time (guest: Hasan Rahim)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 71:45

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Hasam Rahim (@hrr5010), a lead writer at RotoViz and co-host of the Fantasy Football Report podcast. Hasan and Pat kick things off by examining the increasingly relevant Bengals WR corps. Is A.J. Green a buy-low target? Is Tyler Boyd undervalued? Is Tee Higgins ready for liftoff? Hasan and Pat discuss the Cowboys’ WRs and the near-term outlook for CeeDee Lamb, then put a pair of Jaguars rookies under the microscope: James Robinson and Laviska Shenault. Hasan talks about his introduction to football as a visiting student from Pakistan, how he came to be so immersed in fantasy football, and how he wound up at RotoViz. Hasan and Pat then tackle some other pressing questions: Should Joe Mixon owners be panicking? Was Justin Jefferson’s Week 3 breakout for real? How should we be viewing the Bills’ backfield? Could Carson Wentz be benched? Which player who’s currently off the fantasy radar has a chance to become a useful asset? Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Hasan Rahim (@hrr5010) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Mayhem and a Milestone (guest: Colm Kelly)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 64:40

    This week’s show mixes the celebratory with the somber. It’s the 100th episode of Fitz on Fantasy, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) marks the occasion by welcoming in his producer, Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) as a guest. Unfortunately, Week 2 was marred by an extraordinarily large outbreak of major injuries. Colm and Pat sift through the fallout, examining the fantasy repercussions of injuries to Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Courtland Sutton, Will Fuller and others. Colm and Pat also take a closer look at some of the running backs who were popular waiver wire claims after Week 1 but disappointed us in Week 2: Malcolm Brown, Benny Snell and Nyheim Hines. Is it Darrell Henderson’s time to shine for the Rams? Is James Conner a hold or a Snell? And what did Colm and Pat think of Jonathan Taylor’s first NFL start? With this being an anniversary episode, Pat talks about the genesis of the podcast and how Colm offered his producer services at just the right time. Colm also explains how a nice boy from Ireland wound up falling in love with a roguish American sport. Pat and Colm then discuss Justin Herbert’s NFL debut, Joshua Kelley’s fantasy value, Josh Allen’s outlook, Laviska Shenault’s undeniable appeal and more. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Cooking with Russ (guest: Eric Moody)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 57:04

    Week 1 is in the books, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) sifts through the results with this week’s guest, Eric Moody of The Athletic (@EricNMoody). Eric and Pat reflect on the surreal effect of NFL games in mostly empty stadiums, Dante Adams’ destruction of a suddenly feeble Minnesota pass defense, Jonathan Taylor’s injury-aided ascension to a lead role in Indianapolis, Cam Newton’s run-heavy debut with the Patriots, Robby Anderson’s meaty Week 1 role in Carolina, and more. Is this the year Seahawks head coach Peter Carroll and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer finally let Russ cook? Eric and Pat discuss Russell Wilson’s Week 1 feast and the possibility of more delicacies to come. Is Russell Gage worth a waiver claim? What about James Robinson? Eric talks about his family’s new German Shepard and his son’s first foray into fantasy football, then expresses his enthusiasm for Joshua Kelley and Zach Moss. Eric and Pat close the show with thoughts on Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson, Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, Tom Brady and Christian Kirk. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Eric Moody (@EricNMoody) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    A great day for an AMA (guest: Matthew Freedman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 58:55

    The 2020 NFL season is finally here. Well ... maybe “finally” isn’t the right word, since it kind of snuck up on us due to the cancelation of the preseason, but never mind. Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) celebrates by welcoming in Fantasy Labs editor-in-chief and Action Network host Matthew Freedman (@MattFtheOracle) to discuss his recent 22-tweet thread on 2020 draft strategy. Matt reveals which seven running backs made it into his RB1 circle of trust and which later-round QBs he’s been targeting. He also explains why he’s still bullish on JuJu Smith-Schuster, why he’s fading the Buccaneers’ WRs, and why he’s optimistic about T.Y Hilton. Matt and Pat also discuss Amari Cooper and James Conner, and debate the appeal of Gardner Minshew and Tyrod Taylor. Matt reveals why he started doing daily “Ask Me Anything” sessions on Twitter and talks about being a new resident of the state of Minnesota, which means learning about hotdish and “Minnesota nice” and preparing for his first Minnesota winter. Matt and Pat also offer their thoughts on Detroit’s signing of Adrian Peterson, the dead zone for TEs in this year’s drafts, and some of Matt’s favorite later-round values. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Matthew Freedman (@MattFtheOracle) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Fournette’s Farewell (guest: Jason Wood)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 71:39

    This is a big week for fantasy drafts, and the week began with news that the Jaguars were releasing Leonard Fournette. Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) and Jason Wood of Football Guys (@fbgwood) tackle the Fournette situation at the top of the show. How does the Jacksonville RB situation shake out now, and where might Fournette land? Jason and Pat also take a closer look at the top-tier running backs, discussing how things should fall after Christian McCaffrey goes 1.01, whether Dalvin Cook should be a top-six pick, where to insert WR Michael Thomas among the first-round RBs, where Clyde Edwards-Helaire should go, and why Nick Chubb and Aaron Jones may be undervalued. A longtime Eagles fan and season ticketholder, Jason talks about how the Eagles’ offensive line injuries may affect the functionality of the Philly offense, how to view the Eagles’ TEs for fantasy, and how the Jalen Reagor injury affects the value of the Eagles’ WRs. Jason is also a comics connoisseur, and after the death of actor Chadwick Boseman over the weekend, Jason talks about Boseman’s portrayal of the iconic character and why his death hit home. Jason also makes an impassioned sales pitch for T.J. Hockenson and assess which of the Cowboys’ and Giants’ receivers are the best buys at their current cost. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Jason Wood (@fbgwood) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Rising through the ranks (guest: Sean Koerner)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 65:24

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is the reigning champ of the FantasyPros draft accuracy competition, Sean Koerner, the director of predictive analytics at The Action Network (@The_Oddsmaker). There’s a big group of veteran running backs who fall into the RB2 range this year, including Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette and Chris Carson. Sean calls it “the frozen pond tier,” and he and Pat discuss which players from that tier seem safe and which could put you on thin ice. Sean and Pat also discuss a group of exciting young WR2s that includes A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf and Courtland Sutton. Is AJB due to regress, and if so, to where? Is Metcalf a blue-chip stock? Should Sutton be downgraded because of his situation? Sean and Pat both weigh in. Sean’s dad, Ken, began playing fantasy football in 1985 and used to watch Raiders practices during his lunch hour. Sean talks about how his dad cultivated his passion for sports and explains why his dad once tried to throw him out of their long-running fantasy league. There’s plenty of rankings talk during the second half of the show, with closer looks at Josh Allen, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers, Jonathan Taylor, Allen Robinson, T.Y. Hilton and more. Sean also shares his 2020 TE strategy and lists a few of his favorite later-round RB dart throws. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Sean Koerner (@The_Oddsmaker). Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Justin Time (guest: Justin Boone)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 65:34

    Fantasy draft season is nigh, and joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Justin Boone of theScore.com, the defending champion in the FantasyPros in-season rankings accuracy contest and consistently one of the best rankers in the business. Justin offers his thoughts on the value of rookie RB Antonio Gibson and sizes up a tricky RB2 tier that includes Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell and James Conner. A lifelong Bills fan, Justin discusses the sneaky value of Devin Singletary, the limited upside of Stefon Diggs and the range of outcomes for Josh Allen. Justin’s rankings expertise isn’t limited to fantasy football, so Pat asks Justin to rank his favorite pandemic binge-watch shows, his favorite Sunday football foods, and his favorite American and Canadian cities. (Find out which SEC town won Justin’s heart forever thanks to the kindness of the locals.) Justin offers his reasoning for ranking Davante Adams ahead of Michael Thomas and Allen Robinson ahead of DeAndre Hopkins, and he and Pat also discuss the 49ers’ receivers, Cam Newton, Ryan Tannehill, Baker Mayfield, Zach Ertz and Tyler Higbee. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Justin Boone (@justinboone) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Jumping the Chark (guest: Shawn Siegele)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2020 80:39

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) opens the show by discussing last week’s cancelation of Bobby Sylvester and why he won’t unfollow Bobby on Twitter. Then, Shawn Siegele of RotoViz jumps in to talk about his Chiefs winning the Super Bowl and to assess the fantasy value of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Mecole Hardman. As the architect of the much-debated Zero RB strategy, Shawn lists a few of his favorite Zero RB targets for 2020. Shawn and Pat shift gears for a few minutes to talk tennis, since Shawn was a Division 2 college tennis player. Shawn talks about why he’s high on DeAndre Hopkins for 2020, even though this wouldn’t seem to be a great year to be a team changer. Shawn also explains his enthusiasm for D.J. Chark and Tyler Boyd, why he and some notable RotoViz alumni are bullish on Jaguars rookie Laviska Shenault, and why Zach Ertz and T.J. Hockenson are two of his favorite TE targets. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Shawn Siegele (@FF_Contrarian) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set ;

    It’s Miller Time (guest: Mike Tagliere)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 65:35

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is Mike Tagliere of FantasyPros.com (@MikeTagliereNFL), who comes out spitting fire after recharging his batteries on a weeklong vacation. Tags weighs in on where Clyde Edwards-Helaire should be drafted after the Damien Williams opt-out, which of the Chiefs’ backup RBs is the favorite to be the No. 2 man, and what to make of the Buccaneers’ backfield after the signing of LeSean McCoy. There’s also some deep discussion about Tags’ hometown Bears. Is David Montgomery discount-priced? Who’s the best bet to start at QB in Week 1? Is an Anthony Miller breakout at hand? The conversation then turns to COVID-19, as Tags talks about living the quarantine life at home with a young son who has become an automotive prodigy. Tags and Pat speculate on the chances of the NFL getting its season in and bemoan the loss of in-person drafts and preseason games in August. Shifting to less discouraging topics, Tags and Pat also talk about T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Green, Henry Ruggs and TE strategy, and Tags lists a few of his favorite 2020 draft targets. There’s even a little Quintez Cephus conversation to wrap up the show. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Saved by Zero RB (guest: Blair Andrews)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 54:03

    If it’s late summer, it’s a lock that fantasy football enthusiasts are debating the Zero RB strategy on Twitter. On this week’s show, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in RotoViz managing editor and co-owner Blair Andrews, who offers his take on the merits of Zero RB and why it still makes sense seven years after Shawn Siegele introduced it to the world. Blair also talks about why he was excited to get A.J. Brown for an FFPC team he co-drafted with Pat Kerrane, Peter Overzet and Hasan Rahim, and why they (ahem)zeroed in on D’Andre Swift as their first running back. Blair and Pat discuss the Scott Fish Bowl, and Blair serves up takes on several of his late-round RB dart throws, including rookies A.J. Dillon, Darrynton Evans and Eno Benjamin. Blair and Pat spend a few minutes discussing Blair’s guitar-playing and the musical influences of their parents. Then Blair provides an overview of his recent article exploring the relationship between WR age and opportunity, naming one young receiver who jumped out as a must-have in this year’s draft. Blair and Pat also get into why Laviska Shenault is so appealing, how to play the TE position this year, and whether Will Fuller is a value or a trap. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Blair Andrews (@AmItheRealBlair) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Survival of the Fittest (guest: Bob Harris)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 53:40

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Sirius XM Fantasy Channel host, Football Diehards senior editor and FSWA Hall-of-Famer Bob Harris (@footballdiehard), one of the true goodwill ambassadors of the fantasy industry. After talking about what goes into putting out annual fantasy football magazines and why mags are still popular even today, Bob offers an overview of his Scott Fish Bowl draft, and he and Pat discuss the outlook for Todd Gurley, the Rams’ intriguing RB situation, and the appealing discount on Odell Beckham Jr. this year Bob shares the story of how he undertook major lifestyle changes in his mid-40s and went from weighing more than 400 pounds to being a healthy-eating, workout-loving fitness fanatic. If you’ve added few pounds during the pandemic, Bob’s remarkable tale might inspire you to get back on the right track. Turning back to fantasy football, Bob talks about some of the players he’s planted flags on this year, including A.J. Green and John Brown. He and Pat also discuss how they’re ordering the upper-tier quarterbacks and what to make of Kenyan Drake and the Cardinals’ backfield. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Bob Harris (@footballdiehard) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    JaMycal Hasty Pudding (guest: Matt Kelley)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 79:02

    Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) opens the show with some shameless self-promotion and a story about R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills and the Scott Fish Bowl, then more or less turns the show over to Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion), the creator of PlayerProfiler.com and the host of the RotoUnderworld Podcast and the Sonic Truth Dynasty Podcast. Matt lays out his Scott Fish Bowl strategy and explains why he believes zero-RB is a suboptimal approach in the SFB and some other formats, then spins off into myriad other topics, including Leonard Fournette, Melvin Gordon, Chase Edmonds, Mike Gesicki, the Rams’ TEs, the 49ers’ RBs, and players who could potentially be affected by COVID-19. Matt also discusses the origins of PlayerProfiler.com and explains how a poorly designed children’s toy triggered his transformation from Zuckerbergian techno-drone into The Podfather. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Restore the Roar (guest: Dan Clasgens)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2020 55:38

    The Scott Fish Bowl drafts are underway, and joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)to discuss the early SFB action is Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens), host of the Fantistics Insider show on the Sirius XM Fantasy Channel and host of the Get Sports Info podcast. Dan and Pat go over their first few picks and discuss strategies to navigate the unique SFB scoring system. A resident of the Cincinnati metro area, Dan does a deep dive on the Bengals. Can Joe Burrow make a significant fantasy impact as a rookie? Does Joe Mixon have elite-RB upside? Who’s more valuable – A.J. Green or Tyler Boyd? Could John Ross or Tee Higgins be relevant this year? Dan offers his viewpoints. Dan also talks about his history at the Fantasy Channel, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and then Dan and Pat assess Cam Newton’s fantasy value for 2020 now that he’s landed with the Patriots. They also check in on the AFC West, discussing whether the Chargers’ QB situation could weigh down Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and whether Drew Lock will be able to leverage all of that young pass-catching talent in Denver. Dan also offers a few thoughts on the value of DeVante Parker, whose high school career he followed closely. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Man of Steel City (guest: JJ Zachariason)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2020 53:42

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB), editor-in-chief of FanDuel and numberFire, host of The Late Round Podcast and co-host of the Living the Stream podcast. JJ talks about the publication of his e-book “The Late Round Quarterback” eight years ago and why some of the analysis from the book now makes him cringe. JJ also discusses his recent podcast series on potential breakout players and explains why he likes Marquise Brown, Mecole Hardman, Anthony Miller, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. A native Pittsburgher, JJ professes his love for the Steel City and explains what makes Pittsburgh such a unique American city. He also offers his verdict of Primanti Brothers and the practice of putting fries and slaw right on top of the sandwiches. JJ also weighs in on the Steelers’ intriguing WR situation and on James Conner’s expected usage. How will Cam Newton fare in New England and does his arrival bode well for N’Keal Harry? What’s the outlook for Teddy Bridgewater in the new-look Carolina offense? And is Buccaneers rookie Keyshawn Vaughn a value play at RB? Tune in and find out. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Marathon Man (guest: Sal Leto)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2020 62:24

    The Scott Fish Bowl drafts get started on July 6, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined this week by Sal Leto, co-host of the Fantasy Football Funhouse podcast and host of the SFB Podathon, a 24-hour fundraising livestream event that takes place leading up to, and during the first few hours of, the SFB drafts. Sal explains how the Podathon got started, reveals some of this year’s guests, and talks about how he prepares for being on air for a full day. Sal and Pat also discuss their recent SFB histories, this year’s SFB scoring system, and draft strategy in a superflex and TE-premium format. A lifelong New Yorker, Sal explains how he came to be a Raiders fan and discusses his reaction to their first-round selection of Henry Ruggs, how Bryan Edwards and Lynn Bowden could fit into the offense, and why Josh Jacobs looks like a value buy. Sal also talks about young New York QBs Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones, whether Le’Veon Bell is toast, which Giants and Jets pass catchers he likes, and why he’s nervous about Miles Sanders this year. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Sal Leto (@SalLetoFF) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Terry’s Eyrie (guest: Derek Brown)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2020 73:17

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Fantasy Black Book contributor and former Quant Edge writer Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB), who dropped by to talk about the pandemic life, the sneaky upside of the Vikings’ passing game (with or without a Dalvin Cook holdout), and what might happen if Joe Mixon and the Bengals have a contract impasse. Derek and Pat also discuss why the fourth round of fantasy drafts is looking like fertile ground for wide receivers, then have a brief conversation about the Scott Fish Bowl. As big-time Terry McLaurin enthusiasts, Derek and Pat offer thoughts on why they hold the second-year receiver in such high regard. Derek explains why Christian McCaffrey isn’t his top-ranked player this year, why he’s willing to take Kenyan Drake as early as 1.08 and why he’s fading Todd Gurley this year. Derek and Pat also discuss Cooper Kupp, Darynton Evans, Josh Kelley, Damien Williams, Drew Lock, Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki, and Derek closes the show by talking about his favorite TE sleeper. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Devy Artillery (guest: Ray Garvin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2020 71:48

    The 10th annual Scott Fish Bowl starts in about a month, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) opens the show by telling listeners how they can enter a contest to win a spot in the SFB. Then Ray Garvin (@RayGQue) of the Destination Devy Podcast and Dynasty League Football joins Pat to spread the good word about devy leagues and talk about what’s shaping up to be another phenomenal NFL Draft class for fantasy football in 2021. Could fast-rising Trey Lance rival Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields as a QB prospect? Who of Travis Etienne, Chuba Hubbard and Najee Harris is the favorite to be next year’s top-ranked RB? Is Ja’Marr Chase the undisputed No. 1 receiver in the class, or are there one or two better prospects from the Big Ten? And in what’s shaping up to be a watershed TE class, who’s the best of the bunch? Ray talks about his college football career at Chadron State, the culture shock of moving from Las Vegas to the Nebraska panhandle, what it was like to play with Danny Woodhead, and why he stopped wearing a smoke visor on his helmet. Ray also discusses a potentially fatal affliction for dynasty leaguers called RMD, and he and Pat toss around some thoughts on rookies CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Jalen Reagor, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor. Ray and Pat also drill down on some veterans, including Derrick Henry, Corey Davis, Preston Williams, Alexander Mattison, Benny Snell, Steven Sims Jr. and Dare Ogunbowale. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Ray Garvin (@RayGQue) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Why the hell are you drafting James White? (guest: Scott Barrett)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 62:58

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB), who explains how he wound up as co-owner, director of analysis and lead DFS writer at the high-powered startup FantasyPoints.com. Scott then discusses his buzz-worthy “Upside Wins Championships” series – how his philosophies on the link between investing and fantasy football have changed over time, how he was inspired by Shawn Siegele’s famed Zero-RB article, and how the articles have already gotten him some backlash. Scott and Pat talk about whether median projections have any significant utility for fantasy football, then take a closer look at some of the high-upside players mentioned in Scott’s series, including Russell Wilson, Daniel Jones, Kenyan Drake, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Odell Beckham Jr., Calvin Ridley, Diontae Johnson, Rob Gronkowski and Gerald Everett. Scott sings the praises of his adopted hometown, Houston, and offers a Giants fan’s thoughts on whether Evan Engram is a good investment and which NYG wide receiver to target. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

    Return of the Babyface Baller (guest: John Paulsen)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 65:02

    Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes back 4for4.com rankings ace and Wisconsin basketball legend John Paulsen (4for4_John) to the show this week, and although they mostly talk fantasy football, other topics include the White Stripes’ airport-restaurant etiquette and whether the unexpected springiness of the Bradley Center floor cost John a Division I scholarship. As for the stuff you actually care about … John and Pat do a deep dive on redraft rankings, discussing whether CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy can return value in their rookie seasons, whether Tyler Lockett should be ranked higher than D.K. Metcalf, and whether David Johnson and Le’Veon Bell will get the sort of touch volume to make them bargains at their current ADPs. Fellow native cheeseheads John and Pat critique the Green Bay draft and assess the 2020 fantasy outlook for various Packers. John shares the results of his research into past instances where teams traded up to draft RBs and what it suggests for Jonathan Taylor’s rookie-year value. John and Pat dig into the Rams’ passing game and express their mutual love of Robert Woods, then discuss how they’re approaching the QB and TE positions in fantasy drafts. Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) Guest: John Paulsen (@4for4_John) Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland) In association with TheFootballGirl.com Music provided by International Jet Set

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