Matt Stroup, Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Noah Rubin and Jared Johnson discuss who to prioritize among the Pacers after Myles Turner's injury, frustration in the Pistons frontcourt, and the intriguing upside of Jonathan Kuminga. Also on this episode: what Alex Caruso's return means for Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu, and Josh Giddey continues to impress.(00:52) Kelly Olynyk's return for Detroit(06:04) Thoughts on Goga Bitadze, Indiana Center(12:30) Onekya Okongwu's value for Atlanta, especially given Clint Capela's impending return(17:01) Deep look at the Pacers roster options after Myles Turner's injury(21:02) Alex Caruso expected to be back on the floor
Matt Stroup and Dr. A discuss some of the key fantasy news coming out of the weekend and heading into Week 14, including knee injuries to Kevin Durant and Zach LaVine — and who we should consider off the waiver wire as a result. Also on this episode: The impact of CJ McCollum and Bam Adebayo's impending returns, big weekends for Bones Hyland and Jonathan Kuminga, and more waiver wire pickups around the league.(2:19) Impact of Kevin Durant's injury(5:24) Zach Lavine and other injury updates(9:35) Players potentially returning to the court(13:40) Waiver Wire pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some of the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops right now, including De'Andre Hunter (who just returned from injury), Devin Vassell, and Chuma Okeke. Also on this episode: The potential for Amir Coffey, the opportunity in front of Onyeka Okongwu, and some thoughts on the upcoming schedule.
Pat Daugherty, John Daigle, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview all six games from the opening NFL playoff weekend, including our expectations for Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb — and much more. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode:(6:04) Raiders @ Bengals: Will Cincy stay aggressive throwing downfield?(16:55) Patriots @ Bills: Who to trust in a potentially run-heavy game(25:18) Eagles @ Bucs: Leonard Fournette returns(32:52) Niners @ Cowboys: Concerns about Dak Prescott in this matchup?(42:50) Steelers @ Chiefs: Sorting out the KC backfield(53:21) Cardinals @ Rams: Is the fun over for Sony Michel?
Matt Stroup, Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Brad Stonebraker and Jared Johnson discuss a wide range of fantasy topics, including LeBron James's incredible run at age 37, Fred VanVleet's sudden leap into the first round, and whether we should have any expectations for Bol Bol in Detroit. Also on this episode: Is it time to sell high on Robert Covington in fantasy leagues?(03:47) Is Fred VanVleet a bona fide first round player?(06:55) Can LeBron James stay at the top of the fantasy leaderboard? (14:01) Kyle Anderson and where he fits in with Memphis(20:30) Robert Covington trending up, is it time to sell high?
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some of the key fantasy takeaways from the weekend, including Klay Thompson's return on Sunday after 941 days, and the rise of Anfernee Simons with Damian Lillard still sidelined. We also highlight waiver wire pickups coming out of the weekend, with Bol Bol, Lance Stephenson and Onyeka Okongwu among the names to consider.(1:31) Update on players in health and safety protocols(2:45) Klay Thompson's return(5:01) Damian Lillard's outlook / impact on Anfernee Simons(8:38) Dillon Brooks injury and the Grizzlies' rotation(11:08) Bol Bol is a Piston. Should we add him?(15:25) Waiver Wire pickups(26:44) Quick Q&A
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander discuss some notable fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups, including Cam Reddish, Onyeka Okongwu, Nassir Little and — apparently — Lance Stephenson. We also look at Hassan Whiteside, Brandon Clarke, Max Strus, and other intriguing pickups.
Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter, John Daigle and Matt Stroup preview nine games from the Week 18 NFL slate, including what to expect from Justin Herbert and the Chargers in a win-or-go-home game against the Raiders on Sunday Night Football, and which teams are most motivated to play their stars. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode: (4:20) Steelers @ Ravens: Will Najee Harris have another ceiling game?(12:33) Colts @ Jags: Jonathan Taylor's Week 18 outlook(17:05) Jets @ Bills: What to expect from Josh Allen and the Bills (20:22) Packers @ Lions: How to approach Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay(27:09) Bears @ Vikings: One last monster Justin Jefferson game? (30:49) Seahawks @ Cardinals: How will Rashaad Penny's season conclude?(37:13) Panthers @ Bucs: Incentives for Tom Brady and the Bucs(42:19) Saints @ Falcons: Kyle Pitts chases a record(46:59) Chargers @ Raiders: Darren Waller's return
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Corey Parson, Dr. A, and Jared Johnson to break down some recent fantasy and betting trends, including the struggling Atlanta Hawks, the ongoing concern about Damian Lillard, the rise of Josh Giddey and more. Also on this episode: Is it time to buy low in fantasy on Richaun Holmes, Bogdan Bogdanovic and De'Aaron Fox?(00:51) Under-performing players / buy-low options in fantasy(06:24) The rise of Josh Giddey continues(13:01) Recent NBA betting trends(20:02) Malik Monk's contributions for the Lakers(25:58) Shutdown concerns for Damian Lillard?
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some of the most notable fantasy storylines at the start of Week 12, including Kyrie Irving soon taking the court for the Brooklyn Nets, Josh Giddey making history, and suspensions for Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr. in Houston. We also look at some waiver wire pickups to consider, with Facundo Campazzo, Obi Toppin and Gary Payton II making plenty of noise.(04:43) Kyrie Irving set to debut this week(08:15) Rockets drama and suspensions(14:54) Bradley Beal returning to vintage form(21:49) Waiver Wire leftovers
Pat Daugherty, John Daigle, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview nine games from the Week 17 NFL slate, including our expectations for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs vs. Joe Burrow and the Bengals, as well as a potential back-and-forth game between the Vikings and Packers on Sunday Night Football.(03:37) Chiefs @ Bengals: Will Cincy's aggressive approach carry over?(10:36) Falcons @ Bills: Can we trust Cordarrelle Patterson when it matters most?(18:00) Raiders @ Colts: Another big workload for Josh Jacobs?(23:19) Eagles @ Washington: Landscape of the Eagles backfield(30:57) Bucs @ Jets: What's going on with Gronk?(38:18) Giants @ Bears: Are we benching Saquon Barkley?(43:38) Panthers @ Saints: Does Alvin Kamara break out of his recent slump?(48:13) Vikings @ Packers: Is A.J. Dillon losing steam?(55:10) Browns @ Steelers: Smash spot for Nick Chubb
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Dr. A highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider at the end of Week 11 and heading into Week 12, including a suddenly steady Deni Avdija, the dynamic Hamidou Diallo, and points and 3s aficionado Luke Kennard. Also on this episode: more Herb Jones appreciation, and is it finally time to trust Malik Monk?
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Brad Stonebraker and Jared Johnson to break down some notable recent fantasy trends, including Herb Jones, Franz Wagner, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. We also discuss whether it's time to finally move on from R.J. Barrett — and not look back.(0:52) R.J. Barrett's struggles(8:32) Franz Wagner rookie of the year?(13:15) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander(21:54) Discussion on the Warriors
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the landscape of fantasy hoops at the start of Week 11, with a ton of big names still in the NBA's health and safety protocols — including Jayson Tatum, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Bradley Beal. With that in mind, we hit a wide range of waiver wire options to (hopefully) help our fantasy rosters weather the storm, from Gabe Vincent to Deni Avdija and Omer Yurtseven.(3:54) Paul George injury(8:54) Waiver Wire Leftovers(28:00) Listener questions
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider heading into (and coming out of) the holiday weekend, including Cam Reddish, who went off for a career-high 34 points on Wednesday night. We also look at KJ Martin, Max Strus and Deni Avdija.
Pat Daugherty, John Daigle, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview nine games from the Week 16 NFL slate, including our expectations for Joe Mixon, Ja'Marr Chase, Najee Harris and Dak Prescott. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode: (4:06) RAVENS @ BENGALS - Another quiet week for Mixon?(13:41) BUCS @ PANTHERS - Antonio Brown WR1?(22:45) BILLS @ PATRIOTS - Who to trust in the NE backfield(30:30) LIONS @ FALCONS - Can Amon-Ra St. Brown keep it going?(40:28) GIANTS @ EAGLES - Saquon's floor/ceiling(47:19) STEELERS @ CHIEFS - Mahomes's outlook(53:18) BRONCOS @ RAIDERS - Will Renfrow bounce back?(1:00:15) WASHINGTON @ COWBOYS - Is Dak still a QB1?(1:08:12) DOLPHINS @ SAINTS - Are we trusting Duke Johnson?
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson, Aaron Robinson, Jared Johnson and Steve Alexander break down some recent fantasy trends, including Damian Lillard finding his vintage form, Tyrese Haliburton putting up huge numbers in the absence of De'Aaron Fox, and Kemba Walker potentially carving out a new/old role in the Knicks' rotation.(01:35) Tyrese Haliburton playing well lately. Time to sell high in fantasy?(06:45) Kevin Love's career resurgence (16:20) Damian Lillard rediscovering his vintage form(22:30) Random NBA names are resurfacing
Matt Stroup and Dr. A catch up on the latest from a chaotic NBA weekend, with Trae Young, Kevin Durant, Anthony Edwards and other stars currently sidelined. Plus, some of the latest intriguing waiver wire pickups, including Chuma Okeke, Josh Christopher and KJ Martin. Also on this episode: LaMelo Ball returns, Damian Lillard gets hot, and Anthony Davis will be out a while.(7:34) Kyrie Irving returns?(10:12) More news at the start of Week 10(16:31) Return of Morant(17:52) Waiver wire leftovers(26:04) Quick hitters(33:18) Listener questions
Matt Stroup and Jonas Nader highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops right now, from Davion Mitchell to Isaiah Hartenstein to Nic Claxton. We also discuss the latest on Immanuel Quickley, Kenrich Williams, KJ Martin and more.
Pat Daugherty, John Daigle, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview nine games from the Week 15 slate, including our expectations for Josh Allen playing through injury, a suddenly surging Packers passing game, the path to a monster game for Justin Jefferson, and optimism for James Robinson in a post-Urban Meyer Jacksonville. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode: (6:47) Panthers @ Bills: Trusting Gabriel Davis in Week 15?(17:25) Washington @ Eagles: Any path to a strong game for McLaurin?(25:27) Jets @ Dolphins: Sorting out the Miami backfield(34:17) Texans @ Jags: James Robinson Week(40:33) Packers @ Ravens: What to expect from Aaron Jones & A.J. Dillon(48:36) Falcons @ 49ers: What's the ceiling for Cordarrelle Patterson?(57:34) Bengals @ Broncos: Will Mixon get back on track?(1:02:55) Saints @ Bucs: Mike Evans forecast(1:10:15) Vikings @ Bears: Justin Jefferson's monster opportunity
Matt Stroup and Dr. A discuss some notable takeaways from fantasy hoops at the start of Week 9, including the latest from Portland with Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons returning, Kevin Durant's box score-breaking stat line, and injury news on Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson and Jerami Grant. We also talk waiver wire pickups, including Armoni Brooks, Talen Horton-Tucker and Chris Boucher.(4:04) Kyrie Irving status update(5:42) Zion Williamson shut down (for now)(7:08) Kevin Durant's 51-point throwdown(8:21) Fallout from Jerami Grant's injury(9:01) Luka Doncic hits the sidelines, who benefits?(12:56) Terry Rozier returns(15:47) Weekend Waiver Wire Leftovers(34:49) Waiver Wire Watch List
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander highlight some key waiver wire pickups to consider at the end of Week 8 / start of Week 9, including Terence Davis (who has been putting up impressive numbers lately for the Kings), Devin Vassell and Cody Martin. We also take a closer look at Garrison Mathews (aka "Garry Bird"), Patrick Beverley, and Pelicans rookie Herb Jones.
Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter, Kyle Dvorchak and Matt Stroup break down eight games from the Week 14 NFL slate, including what to look for from Joe Burrow and the Bengals against the Niners, and how the backfields shake out for the Packers (A.J. Dillon/Aaron Jones) and the Rams after Sony Michel's big week sans Darrell Henderson. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode: - Cowboys @ Washington — Zeke and Pollard's outlook- Falcons @ Panthers — Expectations for Chuba- Jags @ Titans — Squeaky wheel week for James Robinson?- Saints @ Jets — Return of Kamara- Giants @ Chargers — Sorting out the Chargers wide receiver room- 49ers @ Bengals — Shootout potential, or too many injuries?- Bears @ Packers — The AJ Dillon-Aaron Jones situation- Rams @ Cardinals — Sony Michel taking over?
Matt Stroup is joined by five writers from NBC Sports EDGE (Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Steve Alexander, Vaughn Dalzell and Jared Johnson) for five minutes each to hit a wide range of fantasy topics, including the possibility of the Pacers trading Caris LeVert, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner, plus short- and long-term betting advice — and much more. We also discuss our expectations for Franz Wagner, Chris Duarte, and RJ Barrett.(00:58) Potential fallout from a rebuild in Indiana(6:45) Can we trust Mitchell Robinson (and RJ Barrett)?(13:25) Is Luka Doncic out of shape?(18:11) Player Prop market and betting advice(24:12) Franz Wagner's intriguing value
Matt Stroup and Dr. A highlight some fantasy takeaways from the past weekend, including the fallout from LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier being sidelined, and some waiver wire pickups to consider at the start of Week 8 (hello, Spurs). Plus, the Rockets keep winning, Garrison Mathews keeps contributing, and we discuss the outlook for DSJ and, of course, DFS.(3:09) Hornets surviving(5:48) Six in a row for Houston(8:19) Bradley Beal and the Wizards(11:25) Darius Garland trending(14:53) Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Dr. A highlight some of the top waiver pickups in fantasy hoops, including Otto Porter, Tyus Jones, and Chris Duarte, who could start getting back his early-season momentum. We also dive into the box score of the Grizzlies' record-setting 152-79 win over the Thunder, and discuss the outlook for Dewayne Dedmon, DeAndre' Bembry and others.
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter, and Matt Stroup preview eight games from the Week 13 NFL slate, discussing our expectations for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs coming out of their bye, Josh Allen against Bill Belichick's defense, and a ridiculously good matchup on paper for Jonathan Taylor. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode: (3:51) Vikings @ Lions: How high do we rank Alexander Mattison?(11:09) Cardinals @ Bears: Expectations for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins(17:47) Eagles @ Jets: Will Hurts run less?(24:09) Colts @ Texans: The Jonathan Taylor game(31:07) 49ers @ Seahawks: How bleak is the outlook for Seahawks?(42:13) Ravens @ Steelers: Will Lamar get back on track?(50:28) Broncos @ Chiefs: Will Mahomes and KC get going out of the bye?(59:47) Patriots @ Bills: Will it be boom or bust for Josh Allen vs. NE?
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Steve Alexander, Brad Stonebraker and Jared Johnson to discuss a wide range of fantasy topics, including the early-season struggles of Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal. Plus, a big opportunity for Alec Burks with Kemba Walker out of the Knicks rotation, and a monster first quarter of the season from Rudy Gobert.(1:31) Will Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, and Bradley Beal soon get back to first-round production? (6:58) Thoughts on Immanuel Quickley & Cam Thomas(13:00) Alec Burks hot streak & more intriguing numbers from Chimezie Metu(18:20) Talen Horton-Tucker struggles with LeBron out; can we trust THT moving forward?(24:44) Who could you land for D'Angelo Russell in a trade?
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some fantasy basketball takeaways from the long holiday weekend, including the fallout from Ja Morant's injury, the return of Joel Embiid, and a long-overdue surge from Christian Wood. Plus, LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier are putting up huge numbers for the Hornets, and we sort through some waiver wire leftovers.(5:12) Ja Morant Injury(8:19) Michael Porter Jr. is out for the year(10:19) DeMarcus Cousins and Bobby Portis' impact on the Bucks(14:19) Joel Embiid's return(16:12) Houston Rockets are taking off(19:42) Hawks' injuries(21:42) Lamelo Ball and the triple doubles(25:11) Quick Hits
Matt Stroup and Dr. A highlight some notable waiver wire pickups to consider heading into the weekend, including Jarred Vanderbilt, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Dorian Finney-Smith. Plus, our expectations for R.J. Hampton with Cole Anthony recently sidelined, and the outlook for Chuma Okeke in Orlando.
Matt Stroup is joined by four writers from NBC Sports EDGE — Steve Alexander, Raphielle Johnson, Corey Parson and Jared Johnson — for five minutes each to break down some notable recent trends, including a major spike in value from Kristaps Porzingis, Desmond Bane's breakout, and early-season betting trends. Plus, our expectations for Scottie Barnes moving forward, and is it time to move on from Talen Horton-Tucker and Chris Boucher? (0:48) Steve Alexander(7:05) Raphielle Johnson(13:16) Corey Parson(21:03) Jared Johnson
Matt Stroup and Dr. A highlight some fantasy takeaways from the weekend in the NBA, including some potentially brutal injury news for Michael Porter Jr., a huge surge in value from Cade Cunningham and more waiver wire pickups to consider. Plus, the fallout from the firing of Luke Walton in Sacramento, and what it could mean for De'Aaron Fox and others. (2:23) Michael Porter Jr. Injury(6:56) The Luke Walton Fallout(10:49) Cade Cunningham(15:21) Quick Hits(21:06) ATL Hawks roundtable(23:39) Patty Mills
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Dr. A highlight some of the key waiver wire pickups to consider in fantasy leagues right now, including Larry Nance Jr. — who's finally emerging for Portland — and Kevin Huerter, who's got a big opportunity ahead of him with De'Andre Hunter injured in Atlanta. Plus, our expectations for Huerter's teammate Cam Reddish, Nassir Little, Chimezie Metu and a number of other options.
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview nine games from the Week 11 NFL slate, discussing whether big-name QBs (including Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson) will get back on track, the outlook for Saquon Barkley and much more. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode:(3:03) — Packers @ Vikings: A.J. Dillon's opportunity(11:38) — Ravens @ Bears: Could a high-scoring game break out?(23:08) — 49ers @ Jaguars: Concern over Elijah Mitchell's broken finger?(30:49) — Texans @ Titans: Prime opportunity for A.J. Brown(35:55) — Dolphins @ Jets: Is it Elijah Moore time?(42:51) — Bengals @ Raiders: Will both offenses reach their ceiling?(49:44) — Cardinals @ Seahawks: Optimism or concern for the Seahawks?(54:48) — Steelers @ Chargers: What's wrong with Chargers passing game?(1:01:58) — Giants @ Bucs: Do Brady and Tampa get back on track?
Matt Stroup is joined by five writers from NBC Sports EDGE (Ryan Knaus, Drew Dinsick, Raphielle Johnson, Dr. A and Jared Johnson) to hit a wide range of fantasy and betting topics, including Chris Paul's dominant early-season run, the frontrunners for MVP, and a return to form for Clint Capela. Also on this episode: an old friend benefits from all the injuries in Cleveland, and we discuss the value of Derrick White in San Antonio.(0:55) Chris Paul, still dominant at age 36(6:31) MVP Race Outlook(11:41) Cleveland Cavaliers injury fallout(18:10) Lonzo Ball's standout play for Chicago(25:41) Clint Capela is back in peak form
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider in fantasy leagues right now, including Devin Vassell, Darius Bazley, and Frank Kaminsky, who's been thriving in the absence of Deandre Ayton. We also consider Davion Mitchell, Eric Bledsoe, De'Andre Hunter and Tony Bradley with Nikola Vucevic sidelined for the Bulls.
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty and Denny Carter join Matt Stroup to break down eight games from the Week 10 NFL slate, including the outlook for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' struggling offense, a potential Russell Wilson-Aaron Rodgers shootout, and Thursday's breaking news that Odell Beckham Jr. is headed to the Rams. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode:(03:57) Browns @ Patriots - Who to trust in New England's backfield?(10:31) Bills @ Jets - Will Josh Allen and Bills get back on track?(22:18) Jaguars @ Colts - Is Nyheim Hines higher usage here to stay?(27:40) Panthers @ Cardinals - What does Cam's return mean for Carolina?(37:06) Vikings @ Chargers - Can we get a Justin Jefferson ceiling game?(44:43) Seahawks @ Packers - Who benefits most from Russ's return?(52:42) Chiefs @ Raiders - Is CEH the missing piece for KC?(1:02:14) Rams @ Niners - What does OBJ's arrival mean for the Rams receivers?
Matt Stroup is joined by four writers from NBC Sports EDGE (Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Dr. A and Jared Johnson) for five minutes each to hit a wide range of fantasy topics, including the early-round production of Jonas Valanciunas and Donovan Mitchell so far, and whether to stash or drop players including Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, Jonathan Isaac and Chris Boucher.
Matt Stroup and Dr. A discuss some key fantasy hoops takeaways from the weekend, including the return of Pascal Siakam, injury updates on LeBron James and Michael Porter Jr., a Sunday-night explosion from Ricky Rubio — and what it all might mean for our fantasy teams moving forward. We also consider some waiver wire pickups that made even more noise over the weekend, including Nicolas Batum and Gary Payton II.
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Dr. A highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider at the end of Week 2 — and beginning of Week 3 — including Devin Vassell, Malik Beasley, Nicolas Batum and Georges Niang. We also discuss whether Bones Hyland has a chance to earn more minutes in Denver, and whether it's time to stash T.J. Warren.
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup break down eight games from the Week 9 NFL slate, looking at what to expect from Tennessee with no Derrick Henry, injury fallout around the league, and whether we should adjust our expectations for Stefon Diggs. Below is a game-by-game breakdown of the episode:(02:09) Broncos @ Cowboys- Outlook for Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott with no Von Miller (10:37) Falcons @ Saints- What to make of New Orleans offense without Jameis Winston(19:36) Bills @ Jaguars- How will Stefon Diggs perform in the 2nd half of the season?(28:23) Patriots @ Panthers- One more week for Chuba Hubbard in Carolina?(35:08) Raiders @ Giants- Can Darren Waller find his ceiling in the second half?(46:46) Cardinals @ 49ers- How could injuries impact Arizona?(54:27) Titans @ Rams- Is this the best week to use Jeremy McNichols?(1:00:40) Bears @ Steelers- How to sort through the Bears RBs
Matt Stroup is joined by five writers from NBC Sports EDGE — Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Dr. A, Jared Johnson and Vaughn Dalzell — to hit a wide range of fantasy and betting topics, including what to do with De'Aaron Fox, the turmoil between Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, and our expectations for Tyler Herro, Jalen Green and Anfernee Simons moving forward.
Matt Stroup and Dr. A react to some of the key developments from this past weekend — and Week 2 at large — including early-season slumps for Michael Porter Jr., Jaren Jackson Jr., Damian Lillard and De'Aaron Fox. Plus, a look at the early-season dominance of Miles Bridges, Robert Williams and Al Horford.
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider at the tail end of Week 2 — and heading into Week 3 — including Jalen Brunson, the surprisingly consistent rookie Franz Wagner, and Spurs steals aficionado Devin Vassell. We also discuss what to do with frustrating early-season returns from Chris Boucher and Kevin Porter Jr. Check out Jonas Nader's Waiver Wired column on NBC Sports EDGE: https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/article/waiver-wired/nba-waiver-wired-week-2-0
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup break down nine games from the Week 8 NFL slate, hitting a number of key fantasy storylines along the way. Below is a full breakdown of the episode:(02:25) Panthers @ Falcons- Where do you have Kyle Pitts in your TE rankings?(13:25) Dolphins @ Bills- What's the fallout from the Dawson Knox injury?(20:44) Steelers @ Browns- What to expect from Chase Claypool(24:49) Eagles @ Lions- Can we trust DeVonta Smith?(32:35) Bengals @ Jets- Is a Tee Higgins explosion coming?(39:24) Rams @ Texans- Does Darrell Henderson get back on track?(48:35) Patriots @ Chargers- Should we be concerned about the Chargers offense after their debacle in Baltimore?(54:02) Cowboys @ Vikings- Can you rely on any Cowboys this week given Dak Prescott's uncertainty?(1:01:40) Giants @ Chiefs- What to expect from the struggling Kansas City offense
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Jared Johnson, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander to break down a number of fantasy topics that have gotten our attention recently, including Nikola Jokic's injury scare, Caris LeVert's impending return and Michael Porter Jr.'s slow start.
Matt Stroup, Aaron Robinson and Jared Johnson discuss six big takeaways from the first week/weekend of the NBA season, including a wave of rookies that are immediately fantasy relevant — from Jalen Green to Evan Mobley to Josh Giddey. Plus, what we've noticed about Sacramento's three-guard lineup, and our expectations for Davion Mitchell and Harrison Barnes moving forward.
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview seven games from the Week 7 slate, including what to expect from the Ravens wide receivers, a serious revenge-game narrative for DeAndre Hopkins, Jonathan Taylor's home-run ability and more. Below is a full game-by-game breakdown of the episode:(02:22) Ravens @ Bengals - Are we worried by Tee Higgins usage for Cincinnati?(12:17) Falcons @ Dolphins - What are the expectations for the Falcons pass catchers? How high should we be on Mike Gesicki?(21:01) Panthers @ Giants - How much trouble is Carolina's offense in without Christian McCaffrey?(29:14) Lions @ Rams - Should we permanently alter our expectations for Robert Woods?(38:03) Texans @ Cardinals - What's the lean for Arizona WRs not named Hopkins?(45:04) Colts @ Niners - Is Ross Dwelley worth a start?(55:31) Saints @ Seahawks - Is there a ceiling on DK Metcalf & Tyler Lockett while Russell Wilson is out?
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup preview 10 games from Sunday's NFL slate, including the Chiefs and Bills on Sunday Night Football on NBC, and big opportunities for rookie QBs Trey Lance and Justin Fields. Below is the full breakdown of our episode: (2:12) Packers @ Bengals(11:26) Jets @ Falcons(17:31) Dolphins @ Bucs(24:10) Saints @ WFT(30:43) Broncos @ Steelers(35:11) Patriots @ Texans(40:18) Bears @ Raiders(47:15) 49ers @ Cardinals(56:36) Bills @ Chiefs(1:03:25) Colts @ Ravens
John Daigle, Pat Daugherty, Denny Carter and Matt Stroup break down 10 games from the Week 4 slate, including a potential Cardinals-Rams shootout, the outlook for Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara, and Tom Brady's return to New England. Below is the full game-by-game agenda for the episode:(2:06) — Panthers @ Cowboys — Carolina's D vs. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys(10:12) — WFT @ Falcons — Will Kyle Pitts and Calvin Ridley finally break out?(17:49) — Titans @ Jets — Revenge game for Corey Davis?(23:13) — Giants @ Saints — RB1 weeks for Saquon and Kamara?(30:10) — Texans @ Bills — Do things get better for Stefon Diggs?(36:30) — Cardinals @ Rams — Worrying about Robert Woods(45:16) — Ravens @ Broncos — Melvin Gordon vs. Javonte Williams(51:10) — Packers @ Steelers — Any hope for a big Chase Claypool day? (56:03) — Bucs @ Patriots — Expectations for Bucs WRs in Brady's NE return (1:04:23) — Raiders @ Chargers — Is Mike Williams, WR1, here to stay?