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Outspoken radio host Jeff Mans takes on all subjects in this no holds barred uncensored podcast, part of the Elite Sports Network. From fantasy sports advice to interviews with high profile guests, there are no topics uncovered and no punches pulled. Whether you’re looking to win your fantasy football league, cash your tickets in sports betting, discuss the hot topics of the day or just relax and be entertained, Jeff Mans has you covered. If you’re a snowflake looking for a reason to be offended, keep moving because this is just One MANS Opinion.

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    • Jun 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    One MANS Opinion: Episode 117 – Digging The Dolphins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 78:54

    Jeff Mans presents his annual “NFL team of the year” for 2022 and he has chosen the Miami Dolphins. Come in and listen to why he disagreed with the firing of Brian Flores after last season but upon inspection of the “new” system here in Miami, he has decided to buy in. Mans breaks down how the front office has made a number of good moves over the last four years to produce a high-quality roster that has produced many pro-bowl caliber players on both sides of the football. He breaks down what new head coach Mike McDaniel's wide zone rushing attack and west coast pass patterns will do for Tua Tagovailoa, Chase Edmonds, and Jaylen Waddle. Miami made a lot of major upgrades this offseason including a completely rebuilt offensive line and the addition of one of the fastest and most productive wide receivers in the NFL in Tyreek Hill. All of this and more has Jeff Mans Digging The Dolphins in 2022!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 116 – League Winners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 66:37

    Jeff Mans is back and has brought with him a brand-new fantasy football metric that he created called “league winners.” With this formula, he can differentiate which NFL players are most responsible for helping their owners win a fantasy football championship. Mans tests this metric by going back over the last few seasons and giving out the top five fantasy football league winners for each season. He also has a lot to say about his time in Seattle Washington which includes some highs and lows from a four-day trip in the Northwest. Jeff also gives updates on the Tampa Bay tight end situation now that Rob Gronkowski has retired including which players profit the most from this news.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 115 – Vacation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 69:29

    Jeff Mans is recording this episode live (on tape) from his vacation in Seattle! Join Mans as he discusses the importance of getting away, taking some time off, and how it replenishes the creative tank. He goes on a trip back to his childhood and recalls never leaving the state of Illinois until his teenage years and how that made him thirst for seeing new and interesting things. Mans also talks a ton of fantasy football in this episode as he comments on the latest NFL news around OTA's and minicamps including Tyreek Hill, Robby Anderson, and Desmond Ridder updates. He also gives out some of the deeper coaching connections that he uncovered while writing the Coaching Breakdowns on Fantasy Guru this year. These nuggets are full of insight into which players really fit the new offensive systems across the NFL. Finally, Jeff goes over his updated fantasy football rankings and gives out his Tier 1 players from each skill position as they stand right now.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 114 – A Deep Dynasty Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 65:28

    With the dynasty fantasy football season already in high gear, Mans takes some time to go over a lengthy list of players who are in good buy low acquisitions right now. He highlights some of his favorite players and landing spots from the later rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft and diagrams which of them have the easiest path to fantasy football production. Jeff also has some tips for those in deeper dynasty leagues on how to stash players and attack the trade market as soon as your rookie draft ends. He also highlights some second and third-year players who can be acquired at massively discounted prices in better spots than most people realize. There is also a big update on the Fantasy Football Training Camp coming up this Summer and a reaction to the latest allegations against Browns QB DeShaun Watson.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 113 – Post Nut Clarity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 87:42

     It's the official launch of the 2022 Fantasy Guru Fantasy Football Draft Guide and Jeff Mans brought along his crew to preview the upcoming season. Armando Marsal, Tyler Buecher, and Russell Clay join Mans to discuss the behind-the-scenes work that went into building this year's Draft Guide. The gang talks about the tumultuous NFL offseason, why the AFC West will rule the football world, and the advantages of drafting early. They cover their favorite best ball strategies, first-round booms/busts, and the players they are all in on this season. The boys from Fantasy Guru dot com also select their favorite wide receiver from the revamped Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers committee. There is also a major announcement of the first-ever Fantasy Guru Fantasy Football Training Camp Conference coming this summer with an invitation-only league invite that comes along with it. There is a debate on the importance of offensive lines in fantasy football and the best way to relieve the tension of being on the clock in your draft. This episode will make every fantasy football player laugh, blush and win.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 112 – Guns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 79:23

    Jeff Mans made a promise to listeners of this podcast two years ago and that was to never be afraid to have the difficult conversations and this episode was one of the most difficult yet. Mans gives his thoughts about the latest school shooting in Texas and his opinions on gun control and the right to bear arms. Luckily, there is still a ton of fantasy sports conversation here. The Fantasy Guru DFS MLB team has caught fire and Jeff gives them a shout-out while discussing the winning environment his co-workers are carrying out. He also has a BIG announcement about the Fantasy Football Draft Guide that launches next week. Then he gets into another installment of "Ask Mans Anything" with questions that range from favorite late-round fantasy football sleepers to sports betting bankroll management to how to recalibrate after missing on a player that you were high on in the draft.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 111 – I Am High Stakes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 70:49

    Jeff Mans takes us on a history lesson through past and present fantasy football league formats in order to point out some of the incredibly outdated strategies that are being employed. He also has a message for a certain segment of a high-stakes fantasy community in that they are not as big of shots as they seem to believe that they are. Mans dives deep into dynasty fantasy football on this episode discussing strategies to maximize draft pick return in trades, best times to make roster moves, and what to look for in the later rounds of your dynasty league drafts. He also reveals his secret dynasty targets right now for each of the skill positions. No, these are NOT the names you are used to hearing so if you are in rebuild mode, you cannot afford to miss this episode.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 110 – The 5 Monkey Experiment

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 74:07

    Just because that is the way it has always been done, doesn't mean that is the way it should always be. Jeff Mans challenges our outdated sports philosophies in this episode by discussing the “five monkey experiment” that reminds us how our habits are formed and that they are not always still relevant. This lesson leads into one about Major League Baseball and why they waste top prospects' time in the minor leagues instead of letting them play on the big stage as other sports do. This advice also adheres to the idea of having to draft a running back in the first round of fantasy football leagues. Jeff is adamant that this strategy is outdated and could cost you a championship. He also reveals his nominees for most improved NFL teams of the offseason while leveling them off with the most likely to regress in 2022.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 109 – Draft Grades

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 68:36

    The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books and Jeff Mans is here to look back on every single pick and give his reactions and projections for each team and player. Mans discusses how we should be evaluating these draft picks and that if some teams can win the draft while others will lose the draft. He also discusses the AJ Brown and Marquise Brown trades and what is next for Baker Mayfield and Deebo Samuel. It is officially best ball fantasy football season as well and the Fantasy Guru team has a brand-new partner that could make you a millionaire. Mans gives out his 2022 best ball strategies as well as a rant about not drafting last year's best team. There are even some fantasy baseball and MLB betting tips in this all-new episode!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 108 – 2022 NFL Draft Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 75:05

    Jeff Mans is back with a fresh new episode of his unfiltered, uncensored sports podcast. In this episode, Mans is previewing the 2022 NFL Draft from every possible angle. He walks us through his first-round mock draft by assessing NFL team needs followed by who they likely will draft and who he believes they should draft. He makes several guarantees for the first round including who the Saints and Patriots will select. Jeff discusses the skill position players that he is hoping land in the best possible fantasy situations as well as his favorite bets for the draft. He also gives an update on his health and how he is managing working with a post-surgery body. Mans also gives some thoughts on the brand new USFL football league and what content he is providing for it this season.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 107 – I'm Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 70:31

    After a month away, Jeff Mans is back with the season three premiere of One Mans Opinion! Jeff opens the show by discussing his recent medical surgery which turned out to be a lot more complicated than initially believed. He talks about how the power of positive thinking along with a lot of patience has been the key to his recovery. Mans reveals that while bedridden he was somehow able to win 88% of his bets during the NCAA Tournament mostly because he had nothing else to do. The NFL free-agent frenzy couldn't have happened at a worse time either as Mans plays catch up in reacting to the trades of Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, and DeShaun Watson. He also gives an update on which NFL wide receivers he has as first-round fantasy picks heading into 2022. With MLB opening day here, Jeff provides some of his bold predictions for the season while also giving out some of his DFS and betting strategies.

    One MANS Opinion Episode 106 - Season 2 Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 88:03

    In the final episode of season 2 of One MANS Opinion, Jeff Mans is joined by Fantasyguru's own Ray Flowers. Together, Jeff and Ray address health care, past health issues and talk about the future of what is to come in regards to the One MANS opinion podcast before season 3 begins. They also analyze Ray's picks from his recent draft, discuss the latest on the MLB lockout, talk about players who may or may not stand out for the 2022 NFL season later this year, and much more! Do not miss this final episode of season 2 of One MANS opinion!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 105 – Super Bowl 56 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 65:58

    There are just two episodes left of season two and on this penultimate episode, Jeff Mans announces the plans for season three. He also has a very big health announcement that he has been holding in for months that he can finally go public with as well. Jeff breaks down everything that went right and wrong for the Bengals and Rams during Super Bowl 56 including some of the worst coaching mistakes in NFL history. He has thoughts on Cooper Kupp's Hall of Fame trajectory, Odell Beckham's torn ACL, and the likelihood that either the Rams or Bengals will make it back to another Super Bowl soon. Since transparency is important, Jeff goes through his entire NFL season and discloses his seasonal league records, his profits, and losses in daily fantasy football and his last four years of betting on the NFL. There are also updates on the Fantasy Guru website merger and some drama behind the scenes at SiriusXM.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 104 – Super Bowl 56 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 53:14

    This episode is from start to finish the most in-depth Bengals/Rams preview you will ever hear. First, he gives out four of his favorite Super Bowl party games to make your get-together pop. Then, Jeff Mans devotes a full hour to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both teams on offense, defense, and special teams. He also discusses where each team should be attacking one another while on offense and which players would benefit from those optimal game plans. Mans also dives into the strategies of playing showdown daily fantasy contests and gives out a pair of players he will be investing in this week. Then he reminds us to weed out all of the noise surrounding Super Bowl prop bets and just concentrate on those that provide you with a calculated advantage. Of course, he puts it on tape with his five favorite Super Bowl bets for the Bengals and Rams big game this week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 103 – We All Deserve To Be Happy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 72:49

    This episode spans perhaps the widest margin of topics to date. Jeff Mans begins by following up on his announcement from last week that all his content moving forward will be only on Fantasy Guru dot com. He provides some follow-up context for this decision and why it will be great moving forward. He recaps the Cincinnati Bengals upset over the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams victory over the San Francisco 49ers and explains why these two teams wound up on top. Mans gives his thoughts on former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores suing the NFL and begs all of us to start having the conversations that make you most uncomfortable because it will make us all stronger. After two years of referring to the Washington Football Team as the “Potatoes”, he gives his reaction to the new “Commanders” nickname. Finally, Mans opens up the mailbag for a wild rendition of “Ask Mans Anything” which pushes the discomfort all the way up.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 102 – Covid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 74:16

    Jeff Mans begins this episode with the announcement that he was diagnosed with Covid-19. He discusses how he contracted it, his symptoms and what it has been like for him. The good news is that while sick over the weekend, he got to watch the greatest four games on one NFL weekend in history. Mans gives all of his takeaways from the NFL's Divisional Round playoffs including the solution to fixing the overtime mess. He recaps another profitable week in NFL betting as well while revealing some of the most popular mistakes that new sports bettors are making. As always, he closes this episode with a preview of the NFL Championship Round playoff games including his survivor pick, best bet, and upset of the week. (edited)

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 101 – League Winners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 66:05

    In this episode, Mans starts out by shouting out the winners of the Elite Sports Listener Fantasy Football League including the overall champion. He then makes a major announcement on the future of the Elite Sports Network that every member needs to hear. Jeff gives his unfiltered recaps of all six NFL playoff games from the Wildcard Round including embarrassing losses for the Patriots, Cowboys, and Cardinals. This sets off a “how-to” for NFL sports bettors as Mans discusses how he hit five straight in-game bets during the 49ers/Cowboys contest. Then it is time to look back at the preseason fantasy football ADP and discuss which players were truly league winners and league losers. Mans gives out his survivor pick, best bet, upset special, and picks every single game of the NFL Divisional Round playoff games as well. (edited)

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 100 – The Century Mark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 85:21

    For the 100th episode of One Mans Opinion, Jeff welcomes in his guys from FantasyGuru.com Armando Marsal, Tyler Buecher, and Russell Clay for a very special roundtable episode. The gang recaps the 2021 season by discussing the biggest surprises and disappointments of the year. They also go around the room in revealing their biggest hits and misses of the fantasy football, DFS, and NFL betting season. Mans leads a conversation of what he learned from this past football season including finding his niche in the NFL betting game. The boys look ahead to the 2022 season as well by discussing the players they are all-in on and those they will be avoiding. Finally, it is time to put it on tape as the group reveals their Super Bowl 56 predictions on which AFC and NFC teams will be squaring off and why. As always, Jeff reveals his survivor, best bet, and upset of the Wild Card week, with a little help from his friends.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 99 – Incentives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 70:47

    2022 starts out with a bang and Jeff Mans is fresh off of a pair of fantasy football championships and celebrating here with you. Mans starts out the show with a few of his personal and professional new years resolutions which include previews of several new projects he is working on. He pays tribute to the man that gave him his big break in the radio business who is leaving for other opportunities by telling a few stories of how he was hired and nearly fired. Jeff answers some “Ask Mans Anything” questions ranging from DFS, sports betting, and the One Mans Opinion guestlist for 2022. He also goes deep into NFL player contracts to uncover which players are incentivized to hit certain financial bonuses and which need specific milestones in week 18. As always, the survivor pick of the week, best bet, and upset special wrap up an action-packed episode.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 98 – Hello 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 69:25

    The final episode of 2021 is live and as usual, Jeff Mans isn't pulling any punches. Coming off of the “most difficult week in fantasy football history,” he reflects on how injuries, rest, and Covid-19 have changed all sports forever. Mans discusses some of the changes he is making both personally and professionally heading into 2022 including a major shift in how he does social media. Jeff reacts to the unexpected passing of the legendary John Madden and how one of his Christmas gifts this year shows just how big of an impact Madden had on all of our lives. Then he answers a bunch of “Ask Mans Anything” questions which leads to topics such as DFS lineup building, the future of the 49ers backfield, the most important part of high stakes leagues, and the future of the sport of football. As always, Mans has his week 17 starts and sits loaded up as well as the survivor, best bet and upset of the week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 97 – Holiday Spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 74:11

    In the spirit of the holiday season, Jeff Mans reveals why exactly he loves Christmas so much. He talks about how his parents would always make the most of the holidays despite not having that much to celebrate with. You'll also uncover some Mans' Family traditions in this episode and why a single Teddy Bear has such deep meaning in his life. There is plenty of football talk as well as Mans recaps a wild week 15 across the NFL including how five of his own playoff teams got bounced by the same duo of players. As always, Jeff provides his week 16 fantasy football starts and sits which comes with some strong advice on just who we can trust over these final few weeks of the season. The finishing touches include this week's survivor pick, the best NFL best and upset special of week 16. Happy Holidays Everybody!!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 96 – Fantasy Football Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 67:10

    It has already been a wild week across the NFL and Jeff Mans is here to help you through it all. With the Fantasy Football playoffs upon us, Mans reviews how his seasonal league teams have done this year including the worst playoff knockout he has ever suffered. He recaps week 14 in daily fantasy and explains how his core four was positive despite only one of the four players exceeding expectations. Jeff also gets into why Urban Meyer is out of his league at the NFL level and why defense/special teams should be abolished in most forms of fantasy football. Then it is time for a playoff rendition of starts and sits while also giving out this week's survivor, best bet, and upset of the week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 95 – NFL Betting Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 74:44

    Jeff Mans does not profess to be a professional sports bettor or wagering guru. He is just a guy that has had four consecutive winning seasons of betting on the NFL and is in the middle of a legendary heater. Mans shares his strategies on how to make money betting on the NFL and how to avoid going bust like so many new sports bettors. Jeff recaps a super chalky week in fantasy football while continuing to strategize how seasonal fantasy, daily fantasy, and sports betting all play off of one another. As the playoffs approach, Mans gives out his week 14 starts and sits along with a host of injury news from around the NFL. As always, he finishes the show with his survivor pick, a surprising team that he hasn't used yet and the best bet and upset of the week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 94 – Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 62:08

    Jeff Mans is back for another solo episode as he discusses the ever-changing landscape of sports, fantasy sports, and sports betting. He is tired of pro-athletes getting paid more money every year to do less work while every sports fan has to pay the freight. This leads to a rant in which he discusses the start of his fantasy sports career and some of the tough decisions he has had to make along the way. There are some changes taking place at Elite Sports Betting too which Mans outlines and gives context to as well. After a huge week 12, he looks ahead to the starts and sits across fantasy football this week including a pair of very underrated running backs. For those still in Survivor contests, Mans gives out his “closer” team of the week while handing out the best bet and upset of week 13 as well.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 93 – Giving Thanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 73:15

    The great Ray Flowers joins Jeff Mans on this special Thanksgiving edition of One Mans Opinion. With so much negativity in the world today, the guys decided to stay positive and discuss some of the things that make them happy in this chaotic world. They also share their fondest Thanksgiving memories where we see the drastic difference between Jeff & Ray's upbringing. Eventually, the boys get to recapping the dud that was week 11 in fantasy football and specifically in DFS. Since they only did a Core 4 on the radio this week, Mans gives the podcast listeners a treat with his main DFS lineup for the Thanksgiving Day slate. Ray helps us make some tough fantasy football lineup decisions during the start/sit segment which develops into an interesting comparison between two Los Angeles Rams receivers. The duo closes the show as always with their favorite survivor pick of the week, the best bet and the most likely upset of week 12.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 92 – Freestyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 48:42

    A complete freestyle episode comes your way this week as Jeff Mans simply presses the RECORD button and begins the show. He recaps a frantic week 10 in the NFL including whether or not he is buying the Chiefs' resurgence and/or the Rams' demise moving forward. Mans also reveals some of the health issues that he is going through currently and wants everybody to know that he is OK and ready for whatever life throws at him. Then we look ahead to week 11 in fantasy football by discussing this week's starts and sits which feature quite a few names that may surprise you on both sides. Finally, Jeff tries to keep the unbeaten Survivor picks going by focusing on a team that he says he would “never use again” while also giving out his favorite bet and upset of the week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 91 – Why I Am Who I Am

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 71:03

    In a very revealing episode, Jeff Mans recaps a frantic week nine across the NFL including a game he is quite sure had outside interference. Fair and equal competition is a big part of what Jeff believes in and he pulls back the curtain here in discussing how his childhood and upbringing have placed him on a lifelong mission of equality. The abundance of daily fantasy football screenshots from Elite Fantasy subscribers has him feeling as though we have solved the lineup train issue. Mans then answers a few Ask Mans Anything questions which range from DFS strategies to the longevity of the game of football. As always, he helps set your week 10 lineups with a round of start & sit before giving out his survivor pick, best bet of the week, and the upset special.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 90 – News

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 73:38

    It has been a news-filled week around the NFL and Mans is reacting to every controversial story out there on this week's episode. First, he gives an update on how he is doing post meltdown and thanks everybody for such incredible support through the last couple of weeks. Then we get his reactions to the big news surrounding Derrick Henry's injury, Calvin Ridley stepping away from football, Henry Ruggs' fatal car accident, the drams with Odell Beckham, Michael Thomas season being over and Aaron Rodgers faking being vaccinated. Pappy also shares his disappointment of a wasted NFL trade deadline which shows why the same organizations always seem to win. It isn't all news however as Mans also discusses his week nine starts & sits, his survivor pick of the week, favorite NFL bet, and the upset special.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 89 – Meltdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 67:44

    A frustrating week of life and fantasy football sent Jeff Mans into a tailspin over the weekend. But he is back at it and ready to discuss everything that led up to his meltdown and how he was able to get back on track. The self-reflection period also taught him why he loves his job and the support he receives from those around him. Week seven was the first losing week of the DFS season and Mans reveals why that might have been the best thing to happen this season. He goes over the fringe players to start and sit for week eight as well including a breakdown of the Green Bay Packers wide receiver situation. Finally, he reveals his survivor pick, best NFL bet, and the upset of the week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 88 – Fantasy Football Depth Chart

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 69:31

    As we head into one of the most challenging weeks for fantasy football in week seven, Jeff Mans breaks out his secret weapon that he calls the Fantasy Football Depth Chart. The chart gives an accurate measurement of every NFL players' real value in fantasy for the rest of the season. This chart will help you with lineup decisions, roster moves, trades, and which players you can safely cut during these trying bye weeks. Mans also gives an update about his future on Twitter and offers his review on the latest Apple iPhone. As always, he gives out his starts and sits for week seven in fantasy football as well as his NFL survivor picks, best bet of the week, and the upset special.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 87 – Cancelled

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 80:42

    Jeff Mans is not afraid to talk about the most pressing topics of the day and he puts that to the test here by going head-on into the Jon Gruden email scandal. He gives his thoughts on Gruden, going through old emails/social media posts, and cancel culture as a whole. He then answers listeners' questions via his Twitter “Ask Mans Anything” in which he discusses everything from fantasy football trade to DFS strategy to his favorite concert that he ever attended. Eventually, Mans gets to his favorite starts and sits of week six in fantasy football including some tips on how to identify potential game scripts. As always, he wraps it up with his favorite Survivor picks, best bets of the week, and his weekly upset special.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 86 – DFS Lineup Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 74:38

    By popular demand, Jeff Mans begins this episode with a review of his cash game lineup from week four including how he settled on the core four and why certain pieces fit better than others. There is a huge game theory lesson uncovered in this conversation also as it pertains to highly owned players and their ultimate impact on our DFS lineups. He then previews week five in fantasy football with his weekly starts and sits where we get some advice on how long to stick with players who are struggling in the early going. After a perfect 11-0 run in NFL betting last week, Mans tries to run it back by giving out his favorite plays for survivor contests, his favorite bet, and upset of the week. Give or take the relationship advice herein, this episode packs a full punch of fantasy football analysis.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 85 – Limited Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 79:07

    The great Ray Flowers joins Mans for this episode as the guys discuss the early season returns in fantasy football including the performances that are for real and those that scream of variance. Jeff admits to having an emotional reaction to the loss of a colleague and friend this past week and discusses how these events makes him realize that life it too short to be unhappy. Ray points out the negativity on social media is really testing a lot of our mental health these days and offers a few ways of dealing with it besides becoming angry. As the guys get back into football talk, they discuss the low production of running backs so far this season and why rookie QB's have gotten off to a miserable start in 2021. Ray offers some advice to those closing out fantasy baseball championships while Mans gives us his survivor pick, best bet, upset and low-key waiver wire RB to pick up this week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 84 – Follow Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 76:42

    Jeff Mans is riding solo this week and recapping the highs & lows from NFL week two.  The disappointment of Miles Sanders combined with the heroics of Derrick Henry sends Mans into a rant that is sixteen years in the making as he urges people that if they want fantasy football success, just follow his lead. He also reveals his start in the Hall of Fantasy League (HOFL) where his handling of the two QB draft was questioned but has produced some surprising results thus far. Jeff also explains why knowing your opponents is such a big part of seasonal fantasy, DFS, and even sports betting. He also previews week three in the NFL with his regular player starts & sits, the survivor pick of the week, his favorite bet, and the upset special for the week.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 83 – The New Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 81:47

    After a smashing success of week one, Mans brings on one of the newest members of the Elite Fantasy content team in Chris Rose. Chris talks about what it was like growing up in South Florida, playing sports, and eventually moving to Connecticut to play college football. The guys discuss the massive advantage of knowing the intricacies of the game of football has in playing fantasy at a high level. Jeff and Chris discuss their mutual admiration for one another's work despite working for separate companies. The duo then recaps NFL week one including their hits and misses in daily fantasy and betting. They also preview week two by dissecting a couple of their favorite teams, games, and players going into the week. As always, they leave you with their favorite survivor play, bet, and upset of week two.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 82 – 2021 NFL Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 71:55

    On the eve of the 2021 NFL regular season, Jeff Mans “says it with his chest” as he goes line by line through all 32 NFL teams and projects their exact finish. He also identifies the breakout fantasy players and biggest letdowns for each division across the NFL this season. Mans also has a few announcements about the brand-new NFL SMASH tools over at Elite Fantasy as well as a new time for his Saturday evening DFS NFL lineup coaching session. He also gives out his week one starts and sits for seasonal fantasy football as well as his survivor pick of the week, best NFL bet of the week and his opening week upset special.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 81 - Everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 59:59

    It is the busiest time of the year! So for this week's episode, Jeff Mans decided to just give you EVERYTHING. From reaction to social media fighting over handcuffing running backs to the record number of subscribers across the Elite Sports Network, he pulls zero punches in getting it all on the table. Mans also gives his reaction to the JK Dobbins injury, the Cam Newton release, and how all the NFL cuts have impacted his fantasy football rankings. Plus he gives out a few additional fantasy football draft strategies to help you get that edge on your competition.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 80 – Fantasy Football Draft Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 69:14

    As the fantasy football draft season heats up, Jeff Mans takes some time to walk everybody through his 2021 draft plan. He dissects the first two rounds according to ADP and discusses which players make the best early-round selections. Then he moves along to the middle rounds and demonstrates how your early-round selections greatly impact who you should be targeting in those mid-rounds. Mans also gives his keys to identifying a breakout fantasy football player and which ones comprise these characteristics in the later rounds. He also reacts to the Patriots trading Sony Michel to the Rams, the Broncos announcing their starting QB, and other news from around the NFL. There is even a rant brought on by a former co-worker blindsiding him with his resignation. Download the episode and don't forget to like and comment as well!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 79 – Fantasy Football Injury Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 79:15

    Jeff Mans brings in a special guest this week in Sports Medicine & Regenerative Medicine Specialist Dr. Jesse Morse to help sort through the copious amount of NFL player injuries. Dr. Morse gives us a peek at his medical background as well as his love of sports which helped fuel his “The Fantasy Doctors” app and website. We learn a lot in this episode including which injuries are most destructive to a player's fantasy value and which injuries are more overblown in the media. We also get an insider look at how the medical payment system impacts the NFL's official injury report. Dr. Morse also gives us medical outlooks on players returning from injury like Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Dak Prescott, and Courtland Sutton. The guys also discuss injury outlooks to Carson Wentz, D'Andre Swift, Michael Thomas, Stefon Diggs, and more. Do not draft your fantasy football teams until you've listened to this episode!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 78 – Late Round Sleepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 68:00

    An all-fantasy football episode this week as Jeff Mans reaches deep into his bag of goodies to unveil his 2021 fantasy football deep sleeper list. Mans reviews each position including DST and gives out the ideal late-round selections and what we should be looking for in those players. He also goes over a few late-round players that we should be staying away from including a QB that is all the rage right now. Jeff also reflects on some of the injury news surrounding NFL training camps and gives another passionate speech on why we can't trust beat writers anymore. If your fantasy football draft is coming up soon, you can't afford to miss out on this week's episode!!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 77 – Behind The Curtain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 113:56

    For the first time ever, the entire crew of Elite Sports on SiriusXM sits down for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on before, during, and after the show. Ted Schuster, Phil Backert, and Sandro Anello join Mans for a nearly two-hour look at everything that goes into creating an award-winning radio show. We finally get the backstories on how each got into radio and how they wound up together on Elite Sports. It is the first time that they are revealing all of the arguments, the diva moments, fights with management, and industry animosity that has gone on over the last 10 years of the show. From friendships to fantasy sports, this episode will captivate you from start to finish.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 76 – Draft Reviews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 80:07

    Jeff is fired up as the news of Aaron Rodgers returning to the Packers has him ranting like never before. He identifies one breakout player however from Rodgers's return to Green Bay and discusses other NFL Training Camp news. With Covid-19 once again a factor, Mans reminds us of all of the ways to covid-proof your fantasy football leagues in 2021. He also recaps two of his own fantasy football drafts from the past week and explains what his thoughts were for each pick. You will learn how to go RB heavy in one draft, WR heavy in another and still somehow come out with very similar teams. Mans also reveals the one late-round player that he will own in every single draft this season.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 75 – Fantasy Football Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 73:11

    For the first time, Mans brings in all “three amigos” (Armando Marsal, Tyler Buecher & Russell Clay) for a spirited fantasy football roundtable that you simply cannot afford to miss. The four analysts discuss the injury to Rams RB Cam Akers and where they value Darrell Henderson right now. They also speculate on what the Rams are likely to do in terms of free agency or trading for another running back. The guys also reveal the one player they are “all in” on as well as their top fade for the 2021 season. Other topics include the fantasy impact of Aaron Rodgers holdout, ideal draft slot this year, our favorite NFL rookies, best-ball strategy, latest strategy trends and so much more. If you want to win your fantasy football league this year, you must click play on this episode.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 74 – Another Year Older

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 76:31

    Jeff Mans, fresh off his birthday celebration reflects on getting older, what he's learned, and the things that are important to him now. He starts off with some thoughts about the MLB All-Star Game and the idea that Shohei Ohtani can't be a leader of baseball because he speaks another language. Then he dives into his rankings over on Fantasy Guru and discusses the players in the top 100 that he is much higher on this year than their current ADP. Finally, he answers a request from the audience to talk about the New York Giants and why they could be this year's surprise team in fantasy and reality.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 73 – Bucket List

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 77:57

    Fresh off of attending game one of the NBA Finals, Jeff Mans is here spitting fire as usual. In this week's episode, he discusses why he chose to pay up for tickets to a bucket list sporting event and how the last time he did so has paid off immensely. He also breaks down his first four picks in the Scott Fish Bowl Draft and gives strategies for contending with two QB and TE premium league formats. His annual Coaching Breakdowns are now live on Fantasy Guru as well, so Jeff gives us a small taste of just a few of the things he learned from combing through this year's NFL coaching staves. All of this and some personal stories as Mans celebrates a very sad anniversary in his life this week as well.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 72 – Chase The Chargers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 75:13

    In the follow-up to last year's wildly successful “Buy The Browns” episode, Mans is back to unveil his surprise team of the 2021 NFL season. Jeff walks us through everything relating to the Los Angeles Chargers from ownership to the front office to the coaching staff and finally the entire depth chart. He explains why the offensive and defensive schemes are a perfect fit for some of their personnel and identifies which Chargers players are in line for a breakout fantasy football season as well. His research also uncovers a possible Illuminati situation as a disproportionate number of NFL executives including Chargers GM Tom Telesco all have ties to one small university in Northeast Ohio. If you want to win money this season either in seasonal fantasy football, daily fantasy football, or betting on the NFL, you do not want to miss this episode.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 71 – I Hate Liars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 71:22

    In this week's episode, Mans is once again angry and sick of people pretending to be something they are not while lying to their customers. He goes on to confront some former colleagues about talking out of both sides of their mouths while ripping off both co-workers and customers alike. He also takes a listener's request to tell the rest of his 21st Birthday story in a tale that just passed the statute of limitations. Jeff also gives out the complete setup of his home fantasy football league and makes the argument why everybody should be playing all 18 weeks in 2021. He also gives out one of his bold predictions for the season in telling us his deep sleeper WR for this fantasy football season. He has not mentioned this name once anywhere else but in the Fantasy Guru Draft Guide and now on this episode.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 70 – Mission First, People Always

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 80:00

    In this week's episode, Mans unleashes his secret weapon in Scott Bondar, a veteran of both the military and the fantasy sports industry. Scott discusses how fantasy sports provided a much-needed distraction for him during his military career and how his work ethic has got him to where he is within this super-competitive industry. The guys talk about the latest MLB cheating scandal, how this affects DFS MLB, and the newest analytics they are using at Elite Sports Data. They also reminisce on the transformation from Guru Elite to Elite Sports and Scott talks about what it's like to be friends with a Jeff Mans hater. Mans also announces that Scott will be taking over some DFS MLB Cash Game Breakdowns at Elite Fantasy and will be bringing his old friend the Dong Detector with him.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 69 – Angry Mans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 62:13

    Jeff Mans is coming in hot on this week's episode. The cheating across MLB and the lying across the fantasy sports industry has Mans all fired up and ready to fight. He also unveils the brand-new SMASH rating tool on Elite Fantasy. We finally get the backstory on why it has taken so long to go live and the mindset of developing something that will undoubtedly be copied by your peers. Jeff also gives his takeaways on the Julio Jones trade including a lesson on why coverages matter to fantasy football performance. Straight from the Draft Guide on Fantasy Guru, Mans gives us his top 10 RB situations to invest in and the 10 to stay away from in 2021. He finishes the show by revealing a couple of his bold predictions for the 2021 NFL season including his breakout fantasy player and must have running back this year.

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 68 – 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 80:36

    Armando Marsal joins Jeff for this special draft guide edition of One Mans Opinion. The 2021 Fantasy Guru Fantasy Football Draft Guide has launched, and the guys go through everything that was involved in building this award-winning product this year. Mans and Armando also reveal why they chose Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb for the cover of the Guide and why one of them believes he is the next Randy Moss. The guys also break down their “RB warning” lists and which rookies have landed in the most profitable spots. Also, find out which players they are higher on and lower on based on the current average draft position. From Tom Brady to Abraham Lincoln, this episode has it all!

    One MANS Opinion: Episode 67 – The Seige

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 101:59

    The one and only CJ Kaltenbach (aka The Seige, misspelled on purpose) joins Mans on this episode, and the duo dive right into an enormous 90+ minute chat. We get the full story of how CJ got into fantasy sports, starting out in the DFS industry, and what it was like to hang out at the bar with Jeff. We also find out why the Seige gave up a career as an attorney to play fantasy sports for a living. The guys tell stories of their worst DFS beats, the worst trolls on social media, and how they wound up working together at Elite Sports. This entire show is entwined during a spirited fantasy football mock draft for Fantasy Guru in which CJ and Jeff went to war over a certain rookie running backs value. This is one of the longest and most argumentative episodes yet!!

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