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    Week 2 DFS preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 63:21

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 2 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Jonathan Taylor, Cedrick Wilson, Justin Herbert, DeVonta Smith and much more along the way.

    10 Questions with Hayden Winks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 31:51

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Underdog Fantasy's Hayden Winks for 10 questions mostly related to Week 2 NFL action. Topics include: should we really be worred about Zeke, what to make of the San Fran and Baltimore backfields, who are we more worried about between the Titans and Packers, will the Chargers have four high-end fantasy assets in 2021, level of concern for Bengals pass game, Joe Mixon RB1 szn, state of the tight end position as a whole and more.

    Week 2 game by game preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 123:57

    Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every game ahead of Week 2. Topics include: what to make of Saquon Barkley's limited role, the post-Fitzpatrick Football Team, will Darren Waller get 600 targets this season, Jalen Hurts QB1 szn, continue to trust Najee Harris, shoutout Brandin Cooks you are good at football, the Broncos' smash spot against Urban Meyer's Jaguars, go D.J. that's my D.J. (Moore), Devin Singletary knocking on the RB2 door, sell high on Corey Davis perhaps, David Montgomery workload concerns, Justin Jefferson got robbed last week, chill about Ezekiel Elliott, c'mon Titans, thank you Jared Goff for feeding three dudes, and so much more in an absolutely packed two-hour edition of the show.

    Week 2 waiver wire report

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 75:08

    Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland go through some key fantasy takeaways from Week 1 and break down the top waiver wire options ahead of Week 2. Dwain kicks things off with his top-five utilization report findings, featuring notes on T.J. Hockenson, D'Andre Swift, Elijah Mitchell and more. Conversation continues to the waiver wire where Ian and Dwain discuss how comfortable folks should feel about rostering the likes of Juwan Johnson, Jameis Winston, Latavius Murray, Sterling Shepard, Christian Kirk and much more.

    Week 1 game by game breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 94:00

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing information you can't find in the box score. Analysis includes thoughts on all 13 afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, missed big plays from the passing game and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

    Week 1 injury updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 46:40

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down the impact of all the week's injuries. Conversation includes analysis on: Saquon Barkley, the Ravens' ever-growing committee backfield, Austin Ekeler, D'Andre Swift, Odell Beckham, Curtis Samuel impact, Michael Gallup impact and much more.

    Week 1 DFS preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 65:15

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 1 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Chase Edmonds, Jalen Hurts, Kyle Pitts and much more along the way. The podcast concludes with Ian and Andrew's favorite stack as well as live analysis on Gus Edwards' likely torn ACL.

    10 questions with John Daigle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 46:15


    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Rotoworld (fine, NBC Sports Edge) analyst John Daigle for a hot-hitting 10 questions episode. The podcast kicks off with Daigle breaking down some of his notes from his always-excellent waiver wire feature, leading to the guys debating Rondale Moore vs. Elijah Moore vs. Terrace Marshall. More discussion includes a look at Sony Michel's potential role in Los Angeles, what to expect from this newlook Ravens backfield, and just how high Tony Jones sits up the handcuff ranks. Additional topics include: John's go-to cocktail, if we're buying Marquez Callaway breakout szn, why Sam Darnold might actually not suck, favorite Week 1 bet, favorite GPP contrarian stack in DFS land and finally a prediction for Thursday night's matchup between the Cowboys and Buccaneers.


    Week 1 game by game preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 87:23

    Host Ian Hartitz and senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every game ahead of Week 1. Topics include: what to make of Ezekiel Elliott without Zack Martin, if this is a Tyler Lockett blowup spot, should Calvin Ridley be the week's overall WR1, the time to start Jalen Hurts is meow, Terry McLaurin WR1 szn, the answer to Raheem Mostert vs. Trey Sermon is both, trust Kirk Cousins, don't trust Mecole Hardman, go get Elijah Moore before you listen to this podcast if he's available in your league just remember to come back and listen after, what to make of the post-Latavius Murray Saints backfield and much more.

    The Perfect Fantasy Football Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 65:23

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to go through their respective perfect drafts from different spots in the first round. Ian heads up the 1.01 spot, Dwain takes the middle range and Andrew the end. The guys essentially go through their preferred pick for each of the first 10 rounds based on who would theoretically be available by utilizing available average draft position data. After this conversation continues with each guy giving their favorite late-round targets. Many players are touched on throughout including: Jaylen Waddle, Elijah Moore, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, George Kittle, Sony Michel, and much more.

    10 questions with Dr. Edwin Porras

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 55:02

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Doctor of Physical Therapy Edwin Porras for 10-ish questions related to current NFL injuries. The guys start off by going over what exactly constitutes someone being injury prone. After this Edwin begins GOAT'ing by giving great information on the likes of Rashod Bateman, Tarik Cohen, Dak Prescott, D'Andre Swift, Saquon Barkley, Carson Wentz, Clyde-Edwards Helaire, Evan Engram, Elijah Moore and much more.

    Preseason Week 3 takeaways, Mac Jones and breakout receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 74:11

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to breakdown key takeaways from the third week of the preseason, Mac Jones winning the starting quarterback job and much more. Conversation begins with Cam Newton's release before the guys go over whether there's reason for concern with Justin Fields' long average time to throw. Additional discussion revolves around Sam Darnold, Javonte Williams and more before the guys close things out with Dwain's study on potential breakout receivers in 2021.

    Live FFPC high stakes draft szn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 108:59

    Host Ian Hartitz and senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland do a live FFPC draft in an attempt to win themselves $500,000. Wouldn't that be awesome. They'd still work for PFF even if they win; it's a dope company and we love our bosses. Still, that's just a lot of money. Would be cool. We can agree on that. Anyway, the podcast is Ian and Dwain drafting for about 90 minutes. Laughs are had, drinks are drank; moral of the story is Ian and Dwain fooking crushed it and had a good time doing so. Also if Team 2 happens to listen to this podcast, we're not sorry, that was an unforgivable draft by you. Be better.

    10 questions with Nico Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 16:53


    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Houston Texans WR Nico Collins for 10 questions related to all things Nico. Conversation starts with Nico's path to the NFL and just how difficult it was not being able to play in 2020. Draft day was a surprise to everyone including Nico, but he's been adjusting to NFL speed just fine. Nico loved being able to debut in Green Bay and feels 100% despite missing Week 2 of the preseason. Additional topics include: influence of Brandin Cooks and Tyrod Taylor, why Nico switched to No. 12, proper teammate pronounciation of Tyrod, as well as throughts on former Michigan teammates Donovan Peoples-Jones and Chris Evans.


    Sony Michel trade with listener questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 30:22

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down the Sony Michel trade and go through a number of listener questions. The guys explain that while this isn't ideal for Darrell Henderson, he's far from done as a fantasy asset. The latter point holds true for Michel as well; he's not as dusty as many think. Topics answered from the listener questions include: will Justin Herbert keep on keeping on, our favorite 'don't leave your fantasy draft without this guy' awards, will Kyle Pitts break the rookie tight end fantasy record, favorite late round targets, if you should go conservative after executing an Anchor RB strategy, if we're avoiding Najee Harris and Joe Mixon because of their offensive lines, if Ian's helicopter will be back in 2021 (yes), and much more.

    10 questions with Matt Harmon, WR edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 43:26

    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Yahoo Sports analyst and Reception Perception creator Matt Harmon to break down all things wide receivers ahead of 2021. Ian kicks things off by getting Matt's take on which of fantasy's consensus top-five receivers would be his pick to start a real life team with. Conversation continues with a look at how CeeDee Lamb, Allen Robinson and Diontae Johnson might perform next season. Matt agrees with Ian that OBJ is worth buying at his price, while we all might be too low on Elijah Moore. Nobody is counting out D.J. Moore the player; here's to hoping Sam Darnold can stop sucking. The podcast concludes with some Jerry Jeudy chatter, Matt's top-three route-runners in the league, Aiyuk vs. Deebo, if JuJu can bounce back and more.

    Week 2 preseason takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 51:29

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down actionable takeaways from the second week of preseason action. The guys break down numerous backfield questions including: what to make of Travis Etienne's injury, if Myles Gaskin is back to lead back status in Miami and much more. Conversation continues with breakdowns on various receivers including Corey Dayis, Rondale Moore, CeeDee Lamb, Mecole Hardman and more.. The podcast concludes with a breakdown on various late-round tight ends that unfortunately didn't have the sort of usage most were hoping for and why Logan Thomas just might be that guy, pal.

    Ultimate Fantasy Draft Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 74:27

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all things fantasy football draft szn. The guys go through each of quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, listing for each their 1) general strategy, 2) favorite target, 3) recommended fade, and 4) potential sleeper.

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    Fantasy Files: Trey Sermon and Javonte Williams boast extra value in keeper leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 21:22

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down some findings on the change in average draft position for running backs between their first and second seasons. The podcast begins with Ian explaining why rookies taken inside of the top-three rounds should be prioritized before looking at the difference in ADP for these sorts of players since 2015. Spoiler: highly drafted rookie backs almost always see their ADP rise by a solid amount ahead of their second season. Ian then applies this finding to the 2021 crop of rookie rushers and concludes that Trey Sermon and Javonte Williams are worthy of increased exposure in keeper formats.

    Week 1 preseason takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 74:55

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down actionable takeaways from the first week of preseason action. The guys break down numerous backfield questions including: whether or not Myles Gaskin still holds value in the Dolphins' committee, if Travis Etienne is still the man to target in Jacksonville, will Antonio Gibson turn into DC-CMC and if the fantasy community remains too low on Najee Harris. Conversation continues with some talk on the 49ers' backfield before the guys break down various receivers including Parris Campbell, Laviska Shenault, Corey Davis, Terrace Marshall and more. The podcast concludes with a breakdown on various late-round tight ends that unfortunately didn't have the sort of usage most were hoping for.

    Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 wide receiver

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 19:39

    Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 wide receiver. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

    Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 tight end

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 10:14

    Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 tight end. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

    Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 running back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 19:31

    Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 running back. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

    Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 quarterback

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 20:37

    Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 quarterback. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

    Fantasy Files: Every team's key offseason moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 33:35

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every key offseason move at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end in an effort to update those that haven't been grinding football news all offseason. That's the podcast: Ian quickly goes team by team, highlights the key personnel changes and gives his fantasy takes on the moves. Some might call this task heroic, but it's just another day at the office for The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Great day to be great.

    10 questions with Justin Boone, RB edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 62:26


    Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on lead fantasy analyst from The Score Justin Boone to break down all things running backs ahead of 2021. The guys kick things off by breaking down if any other running back belongs in tier one alongside Christian McCaffrey. Conversation continues with analysis on Saquon Barkley before Ian and Justin break down just how concerned you should be about Nick Chubb and Jonathan Taylor's fairly one-dimensional workloads. Justin is higher on Antonio Gibson and Aaron Jones than most largely thanks to their respective potential to see their targets sky rocket. The guys talk up Chris Carson, go through the Jaguars' mess of an offense and debate Raheem Mostert vs. Trey Sermon. The podcast concludes with a fact or fiction segment touching on the likes of Austin Ekeler, Najee Harris, Mike Davis, Javonte Williams and much more.


    Biggest risers and fallers in ADP from 2020 to 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 23:34

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the biggest risers and fallers in average draft position from 2020 to 2021. The quarterback section highlights Josh Allen and Matt Ryan among others, with Ian agreeing with the public's sentiment to fade the latter veteran signal-caller. Running back discussion focuses on David Montgomery as the featured riser, while concern surrounding Josh Jacobs' role has him falling down draft boards. Ian agrees Stefon Diggs belongs inside fantasy's top-three receivers, and he's not against chasing Kenny Golladay as his ADP continues to fall. The podcast concludes with a look at T.J. Hockenson, Zach Ertz and the rest of the tight end position.

    AFC North preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 72:57

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC North from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occurring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Lamar Jackson, Rashod Bateman, Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

    Fantasy Files: My guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 24:07

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down his top-10 favorite fantasy football picks ahead of the 2021 re-draft season. That's the podcast; he literally names 10 players that your team will be better off with than without and explains why. You think I'm going to spoil those names in this description? Absolutely not. No way. Not going to happen. Listen to the podcast for the answers. Great day to be great.

    NFC North preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 72:53

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the NFC North from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Justin Fields, Darnell Mooney, Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Aaron Rodgers, A.J. Dillon, D'Andre Swift and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

    Fantasy Files: Using havoc to find fantasy-friendly DSTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 16:12

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down his process for identifying the top DSTs ahead of 2021. Conversation begins with Ian explaining why defensive scoring in fantasy land comes down to creating negative plays more so than holding the opponent to a small number of points. This leads to an explanation on the metric 'havoc', which essentially measures a defense's ability to cause chaos on a play-by-play basis. Ian then lists the top-10 teams in havoc from last season as well as who has stood out over the past half decade. The podcast concludes with a look at the best and worst strength of schedules to start the season before Ian gives his top targets at the position.

    Fantasy Files: 10 tips to follow in your fantasy football draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 29:15

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down his top-10 tips for you to follow in your fantasy football draft. Things start out with Ian advising everyone to not get too cute early considering how much sharper early-round average draft positions are compared to later rounds. Next up is a breakdown on the 14 running backs Ian feels especially comfortable with drafting inside of the top-three rounds. Conversation continues with talks on upside and targeting players priced closer to their floor than ceiling. Additional topics include: injury prone and already injured are two different things, Kirk Cousins, strength of schedule, scoring formats, tight ends and when (if at all) to draft kickers and defense.

    Fantasy Files: Amari Cooper vs. CeeDee Lamb vs. Michael Gallup (the answer is simply yes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 20:27

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy value of everone involved in the Cowboys' passing game. The conversation starts with just how good this offense was with Dak Prescott healthy in Weeks 1-5 before shifting to the parties involved. Perhaps Amari Cooper hasn't reached the gaudy upside associated with a former top-five pick; that doesn't mean he hasn't been a great receiver since joining the Cowboys. The ceiling is the roof for CeeDee Lamb; just realize he's still only 22 and might be the 1.B receiver in this offense. And then there's Michael Gallup, who should be on any short list of the league's very best No. 3 wide receivers. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks and thoughts on the tight end room.

    Fantasy Files: Both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are locked in as first-round picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 13:42

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy value of both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce ahead of 2021. Obviously Patrick Mahomes is the engine of the Chiefs offense; that doesn't mean he isn't blessed in his own right to have two legit No. 1 receivers by his side. Hill's speed is arguably the most-important feature, and the Chiefs have routinely done a great job deploying him all over the field. And then there's Kelce, who has emerged as a borderline unguardable target against defenders of all shapes and sizes over the years. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for both studs.

    AFC East preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 75:24

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC East from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Mac Jones, Damien Harris, Zach Wilson, Michael Carter, Josh Allen, Zack Moss, Myles Gaskin and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

    Fantasy Files: Jaylen Waddle and Will Fuller are both prime targets at their affordable cost

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 14:05

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy value of the Dolphins' passing game ahead of 2021. Tua might've been out-played by Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, but better health and the presence of not one but two additional speed demons on the field should help. Will Fuller is the first edition, and his history of impacting passing games in a positive way should help everyone involved in this offense. The same goes for Jaylen Waddle, who has done nothing except ball out at Dolphins' training camp. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for all three of the Dolphins' starting receivers and also provides his take on Mike Gesicki in 2021.

    Fantasy Files: Patrick Mahomes is (again) the easy QB1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 11:03

    Host Ian Hartiz breaks down Patrick Mahomes' fantasy value ahead of 2021. The start to Mahomes' NFL career has been nothing short of astounding both from a real life and fantasy perspective. The latter production has truly been special: Mahomes is already responsible for two of the top-six seasons in fantasy points per game from a quarterback ever. It remains to be seen if he can build on this feat in 2021, but the Chiefs' improved offensive line and typical group of playmakers on the outside is certainly a good sign. Ian concludes the podcast with Mahomes' specific rank and the rest of the top tier of quarterbacks for the 2021 season.

    NFC East preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 69:47


    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the NFC East from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Dak Prescott, Michael Gallup, Jalen Hurts, Dallas Goedert, Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Logan Thomas and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.


    Fantasy Files: Javonte Williams worth buying as a true RB2?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 14:08

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon ahead of 2021. The podcast begins with a breakdown on what makes Williams tick as a running back. Spoiler: almost everything; there isn't much Williams does wrong, and he typically goes about picking up yards in the sort of violent manner that would make Marion Barber blush. Still, fantasy football'ing is usually more about volume than ability, and the presence of Melvin Gordon complicates the potential for Williams to see a featured role from day one. Ian is confident Williams' standing with the Broncos is in enough of a better spot compared to Gordon to warrant his standing as the fantasy back to own, but it might not be as quick of a turnaround as many are looking for. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific rankings for both backs. 00:00 - 00:50 Intro 00:50 - 02:00 Broncos backfield 02:00 - 04:30 Javonte Williams' background 04:30 - 09:20 How the Broncos RBs fit 09:20 - 12:50 Javonte Williams this season 12:50 - 13:57 Outro

    Fantasy Files: This hurts to say, but we should want Taysom Hill to win the starting job

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 14:10


    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down whether fantasy investors should be hoping Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston emerges as the Saints' QB1. First Ian goes through Winston's career and explains that while 2019 was fun for all the wrong reasons, we've typically seen an average quarterback from both a real life and fantasy perspective. The Hill experience has been far shorter than Winston; just realize the 31-year-old talent's penchant for taking off and running makes him the preffered fantasy option. Throw in the reality that Michael Thomas (ankle) missing time is worse news for Winston than Hill, and you have a battle that we should probably be pulling for Taysom to win (throws up in mouth). 00:00 - 01:15 Intro 01:15 - 04:30 Jameis Winston, the ups and downs 04:30 - 06:45 Taysom Hill last season 06:45 - 11:30 Who should win the starting job? 11:30 - 13:54 Outro


    Fantasy Files: Russell Wilson is a top-six, actually exactly No. 6, fantasy quarterback

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 18:09

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Russell Wilson's fantasy value ahead of 2021. Ian wasn't always a Russ believer, but it's been impossible to discount what he's managed to accomplish over the past few years as the Seahawks' Legion of Boom has faded away. Don't let Wilson's flimsy end to 2020 distract from the fact that it was still an excellent year as a whole, and more good times could be on the way if new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's offense is as tempo-tastic and pass-happy as some think it could be. Ian concludes the podcast with Wilson's specific fantasy rank.

    Fantasy Files: Is Aaron Jones worthy of top-five treatment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 15:04

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Aaron Jones' fantasy value ahead of next season. Jones has always been a great professional running back; the only 'problem' people have had with him is the at-time mundane usage. Good news: Jamaal Williams took his talent to Detroit, meaning Jones could finally see the sort of high-end receiving role that we know he's capable of filling. Conversation continues with a look at A.J. Dillon's role in this 2021 offense before Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for both backs. 00:00 - 01:20 Intro 01:20 - 04:00 Aaron Jones SZN 04:00 - 09:45 Aaron Jones' path to Fantasy superstar 09:45 - 11:00 Ranking Aaron Jones this season 11:00 - 13:00 Mid to late round upside picks 13:00 - 14:47 Outro

    Fantasy Files: Could both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt ball out again in 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 15:29

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt's fantasy value ahead of next season. The NFL's single-best backfield, both Chubb and Hunt rank highly as rushers, while the latter back has clearly been the better receiver over the course of their respective careers. This was essentially how the Browns rotated their backs in 2020: Chubb took most of the neutral situation and early-down work, while Hunt was almost always on the field for two-minute drills as well as on third downs. Ultimately, Ian is fine taking a bit of a leap of faith in the volume department when it's on two talented backs like this in an A+ offensive environment. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranking for both backs. 00:00 - 01:40 Intro 01:40 - 03:40 League's best backfield 03:40 - 06:10 More touches and targets for Chubb 06:10 - 10:00 Breakdown of touches for the RBs 10:00 - 14:00 Ranks for the RBs 14:00 - 15:13 Outro

    AFC West preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 65:06


    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC West from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Darren Waller, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler, Mecole Hardman, Travis Kelce, Javonte Williams, Jerry Jeudy and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.


    Fantasy Files: Which skill-position players are overpriced based on their quarterback's mobility?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 15:33

    Host Ian Hartitz takes a look at how often mobile quarterbacks have enabled fantasy-friendly teammates and applies the findings to 2021. Moral of the story: dual-threat signal-callers are great fantasy assets, but their hit rates at enabling top-24 running backs and wide receivers fall short of expectation. There are examples, particularly those that rack up outrageous volume, but generally only the game's finest talents have overcome this issue. Ian talks about the impact of this on guys like J.K. Dobbins, Miles Sanders, Allen Robinson, Mark Andrews, George Kittle and more. 00:00 - 01:05 Intro 01:05 - 02:10 QB rushing projections 02:10 - 07:20 How RBs are affected by mobile QBs 07:20 - 11:00 How WRs are affected by mobile QBs 11:00 - 13:55 How TEs are affected by mobile QBs 13:55 - 15:14 Outro

    10 questions with Rich Hribar, QB edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 61:22

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Sharp Football Analysis fantasy expert Rich Hribar aka Lord Reebs for 10 questions related to the 2021 quarterback landscape. Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen have been the past three overall QB1s in fantasy land, and the guys see the same player chalking up another crown in 2021. There are more signal-callers with overall QB1 upside out there, and Rich believes Kyler Murray could be on the verge of a huge season if Kliff Kingsbury sharpens up just a bit. Conversation continues with breakdowns on the rising second-year quarterbacks as well as some of the less mobile veteran gunslingers around the QB1 borderline. Additional topics include: favorite rookie quarterback in re-draft, why Kirk Cousins is this year's premiere bridge option at the position, Carson Wentz vs. Sam Darnold (spoiler: no), Ryan Tannehill's standing and much more.

    Fantasy Files: Draft Trey Lance for his borderline erotic second half schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 16:43

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Trey Lance's fantasy football value ahead of 2021. Lance checks every box we look for from a stud fantasy quarterback, especially rushing. The 49ers seem to agree, they traded three first-round picks to acquire his services after all, but the million dollar question is exactly when Jimmy Garoppolo will hit the bench. Ian believes this will be sooner rather than later due to history, the difference between how each quarterback plays and the 49ers' schedule. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranking for Lance.

    NFC West preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 65:16

    Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the NFC West from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Trey Lance, Chase Edmonds, George Kittle, Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, Darrell Henderson and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

    Fantasy Files: Aaron Rodgers is BACK, now what?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 14:38

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the return of Aaron Rodgers and what we should expect from him as a fantasy asset in 2021. Ian starts off by noting just how great Rodgers was in 2020. This of course steers into talk about a potential regression, because it's simply hard to be this damn good two years in a row. Ian goes through the Packers' general lack of offseason moves and potential for a slight step back across the offensive line before concluding the podcast with Rodgers' specific fantasy ranking.

    Fantasy Files: Do me a favor and draft Tyler Boyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 15:50

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football upside of Tyler Boyd and the rest of the Bengals' wide receivers ahead of 2021. With all due respect to Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase: Boyd is the screaming value in the offense at the moment. This is due to his history as a stellar fantasy WR2 and demonstrated excellence as a WR1 with Joe Burrow under center in 2021. The presence of Chase shouldn't be seen as a negative on Boyd considering the potential for Burrow to simply play better without A.J. Green's corpse in the fold. Ultimately, Ian doesn't see anything wrong with ranking Chase and Higgins ahead of Boyd; the issue is their absurd discrepency in average draft positions.

    Fantasy Files: Should we buy Travis Etienne as the next great first-round rookie RB?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 9:23

    Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Jacksonville Jaguars' backfield and whether or not we should buy Travis Etienne in fantasy land ahead of 2021. Make no mistake about it: Etienne is fast fast. Still, Urban Meyer's comments on the situation have been nothing short of puzzling, routinely referring to Etienne as "slash" due to the potential for him to play an awful lot of wide receiver. This is a skill Etienne possesses; just realize we don't have much evidence of him working in the slot or out wide from the Clemson days. Ian concludes the podcast with Etienne's specific rank and thoughts on James Robinson and Carlos Hyde. Taking a look at this confusing Jags backfield (0:17) Etienne will have a role in the passing game (4:51) Where the Jaguars RBs rank (6:16)

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