Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast

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 Aug 6, 2020

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Yahoo Sports’ world-class fantasy experts Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Liz Loza & Scott Pianowski dish out top-notch fantasy and betting advice (plus a hefty dose of life advice) on America’s top fantasy football platform. We can't guarantee you'll win your league each fall, but with five different voices, personalities and philosophies, the Yahoo Fantasy crew offers everything you need to become a better and more informed fantasy manager.


Episode Date
Week 3 Recap: Josh Allen is great (again), Saquon Barkley is back and the Justin Fields era gets off to a rocky start
01:06:25

Liz Loza and Matt Harmon recap all of Sunday’s NFL games (except for Sunday Night Football) with an eye towards big fantasy performances, or disappointments, and explain what each one could mean for the future and for your fantasy team.


Among the topics discussed are…


  • Josh Allen looks like the 2020 version of himself again
  • The Bears did Justin Fields no favors
  • Mike Williams is a special player
  • A bad day for Mac Jones and the Patriots
  • We’re officially freaked out by the Atlanta offense
  • Ben Roethlisberger is holding back the Steelers


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Sep 27, 2021
Week 3 DFS Preview: Bounce-back week for WR2s?
00:44:21

Matt Harmon is joined by TJ Hernandez of 4for4 to talk about some value DFS picks heading into Week 3 action. Who can you stack with Kyler Murray to take advantage of that juicy matchup against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars? Is Justin Fields worth a roster spot in his first NFL start? Have WRs like Cooper Kupp and Adam Thielen been overpriced when the likes of Robert Woods and Justin Jefferson provide better value?


Matt & TJ answer those questions and more on this Saturday bonus podcast.


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Sep 25, 2021
Week 3 Fantasy Preview: The Justin Fields era is about to begin
00:58:33

Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don give fantasy previews of each NFL game to be played on Sunday of week 3. Among the questions they try and answer are:


  • Why is everyone freaking out about Terry McLaurin?
  • How much will Justin Fields boost the Bears’ playmakers?
  • Is it time to buy (low) on CEH?
  • Will Bill Belichick be able to stop Alvin Kamara?
  • Is Daniel Jones a good fantasy QB?
  • What does the 49ers backfield need to stay healthy?


14 games in all, and we have breakdowns of each of them!


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Sep 24, 2021
Stat Nerd Thursday: Kyler Murray has made the leap
00:57:01

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don get together to discuss some of their favorite deeper, hidden stats while trying to figure out which teams are actually good (Cardinals, Raiders, Panthers) for fantasy purposes and which teams should be avoided completely (49ers, Jaguars, Raiders RBs).


  • Does Justin Fields improve the fantasy value of Bears WRs?
  • Is Tony Pollard killing Zeke’s value?
  • What has changed in Kyler’s game?
  • How long can the 49ers last playing such a conservative style?
  • Should we be worried about Trevor Lawrence?


Get answers to these questions and a full fantasy/DFS preview of the Thursday night matchup between the Panthers and Texans.


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Sep 23, 2021
Week 3 Betting Preview: Underdogs & unders rule so far in 2021
00:52:43

Underdogs are 21-11 through the first two weeks of NFL action in 2021. Can they keep up the trend in Week 3? There are some juicy underdogs getting a lot of points including the now Davis Mills-led Houston Texans, spotting the Carolina Panthers a touchdown at home on Thursday night, and the New York Jets getting a whopping 11 points against the Denver Broncos.


Scott Pianowski and Frank Schwab look at how poorly favorites have fared so far in 2021 and take a stab at all the betting lines from Week 3. Will the Chiefs continue their losing streak against the spread this week while facing the Chargers? Will the Jekyll or Hyde version of the Saints show up against the Patriots? Will we find out of the Eagles are for real against the Cowboys? Scott & Frank try to answer all those questions and more this week.


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Sep 22, 2021
Week 3 Pickups: Is Tony Pollard better than Zeke?
00:54:51

Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski go over some of the injury news coming out of Sunday’s NFL games and give you some waiver wire pickups and drops that could help for fantasy football team this year.


Also, a recap of Sunday night’s exciting Ravens win over the Chiefs and answers to these questions:

  • Is Carolina underrated?
  • Are the Raiders actually good?
  • What’s going on with Buffalo’s offense?
  • Is Rondale Moore a flash in the pan?


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Sep 21, 2021
Week 2 Recap: A fast Raiders start, a Gronk renaissance and more Shanahanigans
01:11:22

Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down all of Sunday’s NFL action, game-by-game, and tell you what their fantasy takeaways were.

  • Is there any value in the Raiders backfield?
  • Why aren’t the 49ers targeting Brandon Aiyuk?
  • Is DJ Moore on his way to a breakout season?
  • Can the Dolphins survive without Tua?
  • Is KJ Osborn a thing?


They attempt to answer these questions and more before giving a single-game DFS preview of Monday’s Lions/Packers game, as well.


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Sep 20, 2021
Week 2 DFS Preview: Bargain QBs, WRs and RBs
00:47:49

We are back on this 2nd Saturday edition of Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Matt Harmon teams up with TJ Hernandez from 4for4 Football to break down the DFS action this week. Can Baker Mayfield find the end zone against the Texans? 

At the running back position, Matt and TJ were shocked at the 2nd-most expensive player on the board…they also throw a couple of sneaky-good backs to take your lineup to the next level. 

The guys also dive into the wideouts, flex and defense positions. TJ has a pick at defense that may surprise you… 

 

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Sep 18, 2021
Week 2 Fantasy Preview: Who can figure out the 49ers backfield?
01:05:20

Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season is finally upon us and the biggest question remains with those pesky San Francisco 49ers: who will be the lead back this week? Could FAAB superhero Elijah Mitchell get RB1 carries or will Trey Sermon work his way back into Kyle Shanahan's good graces this week? Nobody knows!


Liz Loza & Dalton Del Don preview the 49ers traveling east to the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the thirteen other games on Sunday's slate. Can the Bills bounce back in Miami? Will Jameis Winston turn back into a pumpkin after a perfect Week 1? Can Damien Harris get out of Bill Belichick's dog house? Liz & Dalton try to answer those questions and more on this Friday episode of the forecast.


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Sep 17, 2021
Stat Nerd Thursday: Justin Herbert is the next superstar QB
00:52:07

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don get together after week 1 to dig through stats and identify some trends that they love to see (efficient passing from Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater!) and some that they hate to see (Titans giving up on play-action).


The guys finish with a preview of the Sunday night game between the Chiefs and Ravens and a single game DFS preview of Thursday’s matchup between the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team.


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Sep 16, 2021
Week 2 Betting Preview: Are the Packers actually this bad?
00:52:29

Scott Pianowski and Frank Schwab review week 1 of the NFL season and how their bets did (not great!) before diving into every week 2 NFL game and telling you which lines they like best, which over/under bets they’re keeping an eye on, and which games you’ll want to avoid if you’re betting this week.


There are a lot of week 1 results that seem to be influencing the odds quite a bit. Should we be ignoring those results or trusting them to get ahead of other bettors?


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Sep 15, 2021
Week 2 Pickups: The confusing 49ers, Cole Beasley’s fantasy value and ranking rookie QBs
00:55:35

Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski get together on Monday following the first NFL Sunday of the season to go over predictions they got right, predictions they got wrong, and a litany of waiver wire pickups and drops to help your fantasy football team in week 2 and beyond.


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Sep 14, 2021
Week 1 Recap: Jameis goes off, Jeudy gets hurt, and tons of surprises
01:08:53

Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down all of Sunday’s NFL action, game-by-game, and tell you what their fantasy takeaways were.

  • What will WFT’s offense look like without Fitzpatrick?
  • Was this what the Seahawks look like when Russ is allowed to cook?
  • How bad are the Lions/Jaguars/Giants?
  • Is Detroit pizza any good?
  • What happened to the Bills/Packers?

They attempt to answer these questions and more before giving a single-game DFS preview of Monday’s Ravens/Raiders game, as well.


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Sep 13, 2021
Week 1 DFS Preview: When is it not time for Run CMC?
00:46:15

Yes, it's a brand new episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast on a Saturday.


All season long, Matt Harmon will be joined by TJ Hernandez of 4for4 to give you a special DFS-focused bonus episode of the forecast. Matt & TJ go position-by-position through the Week 1 lineup and give you the high-tier and low-tier players to target for your daily fantasy contests.


Is Christian McCaffrey a must-start DFS player every week he's available? Should you target whoever is playing the Houston Texans? Matt & TJ answer those questions and more on this weekend's DFS bonus episode.


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Sep 11, 2021
Week 1 Fantasy Preview: Who will be the Ravens starting RB?
00:57:27

Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don react to the news of Gus Edwards’ injury at Ravens practice before looking at the fantasy implications for each Week 1 game in the NFL.


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Sep 10, 2021
RB injuries and DAL @ TB Thursday Night Football Preview
00:43:26

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don go over all of the injuries, and players returning from injury, that are affecting NFL backfields heading into Week 1. Later, the guys do a full fantasy and DFS preview of the season kickoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers that will take place on Thursday night.


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Sep 09, 2021
Week 1 Betting Preview: Can we be higher on the Bills?
00:44:46

Week 1 is finally upon us! Dalton Del Don & Frank Schwab run through all 16 of the Week 1 lines & over/unders and give you their best bets and their total stay-aways.


Is it crazy that the Dallas Cowboys are the biggest underdogs of the week? Is Ben Roethlisberger really washed or can he give the Buffalo Bills a run for their money on Sunday? Do the Ravens stand a chance on Monday night against a hyped Las Vegas crowd seeing their Raiders for the first time?


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Sep 08, 2021
Bold fantasy predictions for the 2021 NFL season
00:50:09

Matt Harmon, Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don get together to make some bold predictions about the upcoming fantasy football season, including the top fantasy players at each position, best fantasy rookies, RBs that will rise out of the “Dead Zone” and most disrespected WR.


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Sep 07, 2021
Fantasy grudges and breakout rookies
00:46:30

Liz Loza is joined by Dr. Roto, who helps to react to the news of the Giants and Colts getting healthy and, later, goes through some fantasy grudges and potential breakout rookies, including a couple of very deep sleepers.


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Sep 03, 2021
Late round RB sleepers, defenses and kickers to target
00:56:57

Dalton Del Don is joined by Jerry Donabedian from RotoWire for a deep dive into some late round RB sleepers and a conversation about how to find the right kicker for your team and which defense has an easy early schedule.


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Sep 02, 2021
Patriots release Cam Newton, plus Rams and 49ers deep dives
01:01:25

Matt Harmon is joined by Jourdan Rodrigue from The Athletic and Kyle Posey from Niners Nation to go deep on two of fantasy’s most exciting teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams.


Matt and Jourdan, who covered Cam Newton in Carolina, also talk about the Patriots’ move to release Cam Newton and what it means for Cam and the Patriots playmakers.


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Sep 01, 2021
6 players most likely to improve this season, offensive cheat codes and TE draft strategies
01:01:07

Andy Behrens is joined by analytics guru Cynthia Frelund from the NFL Network to answer some live fan questions, talk about the players she thinks will be most improved this season, and go over the offensive playmakers that she thinks are cheat codes.


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Aug 31, 2021
RB strategy after the Dobbins injury, plus updates on the Vikings, Colts, Jaguars & Eagles
00:53:50

Another day, another young running back is unfortunately lost for the season. Scott Pianowski is joined by NBC Sports Edge's Patrick Daugherty to react to the awful news out of Baltimore, where Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is likely done for the year after a knee injury sustained during Saturday's preseason game in Washington. Scott & Patrick update Gus Edwards' ranking and share whether player like Justice Hill or Ty'Son Williams deserve a late-round flyer.


Later in the podcast, the guys chat about some other injury news items surrounding Irv Smith, Jr. and the Minnesota Vikings, T.Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts and talk about the trade of Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles.


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Aug 30, 2021
6 slow starters to avoid drafting
00:53:05

Liz Loza is joined by Kate Magdziuk from DraftKings Nation and BallBlast Football to discuss six players that are poised to get off to slow starts to the season, for one reason or another. The ladies also break down Saquon Barkley’s return to practice and Cam Newton potentially losing his job to Mac Jones before the season has begun.


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Aug 27, 2021
14 players on new teams, Sony Michel trade and Packers regression
00:55:14

Dalton Del Don is joined by Pat Fitzmaurice to break down the Patriots trading RB Sony Michel to the Los Angeles Rams, the regression the Green Bay Packers will face this season, and to break down 14 playmakers that have switched teams in the offseason.


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Aug 26, 2021
Etienne out for the season & players we've flip-flopped on
00:51:51

Horrible news out of Jacksonville on Tuesday as Travis Etienne, the first-round rookie RB out of Clemson was put on the IR after a Lisfranc injury sustained during Monday night's preseason game against the Saints. Matt Harmon is joined by Victoria Geary of Footballguys to react to the news, massively upgrade their ranking for sophomore back James Robinson & discuss the potential impact for Jaguar pass-catchers.


After taking a listener question about Bills QB Josh Allen, Matt & Victoria hit on a number of interesting fantasy players as they discuss the guys they've done a 180 on over the offseason (including a surprising amount of New York Jets) as well as the players they're ready to plant their flag on & declare must-drafts ahead of the 2021 season.


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Aug 25, 2021
Deep sleepers, hot starters and head-scratching draft strategy questions
01:00:24

Andy Behrens is joined by Jennifer Eakins from 4-for-4 Football, and new to the Yahoo Fantasy team, to talk about deep sleepers and potential hot starters as we head into fantasy football draft season.

During this live broadcast, Andy and Jennifer also took questions from viewers, which lead to lots of discussion around different draft strategies and how effective they are in different sized leagues.


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Aug 24, 2021
3 Overhauled Teams and Their Fantasy Impact
00:52:22

Scott Pianowski is joined by Michael Salfino from FiveThirtyEight, The Athletic, and BetPrep.com to discuss the fantasy impact of the Jaguars, Lions and Jets bringing in new coaching staffs and installing new offenses with new starting QBs at the helm.


The guys also discuss Michael’s RB and TE tiers, why he’s so high on Kyle Pitts, and what to expect from the Los Angeles Chargers this year.


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Aug 23, 2021
Tight End tiers, sleepers and fades
00:50:49

Liz Loza is joined by Neil Dutton from RotoViz, numberFire, 4-for-4 football, and Roto Underworld to help preview all of the TE1 options heading into the 2021 NFL season. The duo put each TE into a tier (Elite, Rising Stars, Flashes/Fading, and Darling Dart Throws) and give you their favorite sleepers and fades.


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Aug 20, 2021
Which rookies will have the largest fantasy impact?
00:56:11

Dalton Del Don is joined by Mario Puig from Rotowire to go over just about every rookie that could be an impact player in fantasy this year, with ratings and predictions for each. Find out what makes Trevor Lawrence special and why you might want to stay away from Devonta Smith.


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Aug 19, 2021
Breaking down the top tiers at RB, WR, TE & QB
00:49:16

Fantasy football player rankings are very fine and good, but sometimes to get a better idea of the true value of a player versus those around him at the same position, you need to think about it in tiers. After pouring one out for the former Jacksonville Jaguar Tim Tebow, Matt Harmon is joined by Sigmund Bloom of Footballguys to talk about their top tiers at each key offensive position.


They kick off the discussion with a look at the running back position, why Alvin Kamara may have the widest array of possible outcomes, why the best draft strategy in 2021 may be to go RB-RB in your first two picks. (6:45)


Later they break down the top wide receiver tiers and whether or not this may be the final season of high production from DeAndre Hopkins. (27:50)


They close out the show giving their thoughts on the major tiers and drafting strategies within the QB and TE positions. (38:05)


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Aug 18, 2021
Wild overreactions to NFL preseason action
00:57:35

Andy Behrens is joined by Dave Kluge from Fantasy Pros to talk about some wild overreactions coming out the first full week of NFL preseason action. Is Justin Fields the new Patrick Mahomes? Is Malcolm Brown the starting RB in Miami? Is Terrace Marshall WR1 in Carolina? Have the Broncos found a franchise QB? What should we make of Rhamondre Stevenson’s big game?

Get answers to these questions and more on this very special LIVE episode. You can tune in live and get your questions answered each Monday in August at 1pm ET on the Yahoo Fantasy app!


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Aug 17, 2021
Aaron Jones is the new Alvin Kamara, Nick Chubb is not the new Derrick Henry
00:55:33

Scott Pianowski is joined by Adam Levitan from Establish The Run to discuss sorting through coachspeak, the performances from rookie QBs in the first week of preseason, Jason Garrett’s impact on the Giants, and crowded positions for the Bengals, Jaguars and Eagles.


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Aug 16, 2021
Tua, FitzMagic, OBJ and 7 other value draft targets
00:55:37

Liz Loza returns to the podcast with guest Lawrence Jackson Jr., and the two of them discuss their favorite value targets at RB, WR, TE and QB (for super flex!) in fantasy football this season.



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Aug 13, 2021
Why you should avoid drafting Patrick Mahomes and Darren Waller
00:48:39

Dalton Del Don is joined by Vlad Sedler to talk about draft strategies, and when to ignore them, but the guys also discuss some RB injury news, Dak Prescott for MVP, and list some of the players you should avoid drafting in fantasy football this season.


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Aug 12, 2021
Austin Ekeler? AJ Green? 7 spicy fantasy takes on the eve of real preseason action
00:46:27

Can AJ Green return to elite WR status in Arizona? Can Austin Ekeler lead the running back position in receptions? These are some of the scorching hot questions asked on this Wednesday edition of the Fantasy Forecast.


Matt Harmon is joined by LaQuan Jones to open the podcast on a trio of stories coming out of training camps. What does the Hunter Henry injury mean for Jonnu Smith and the rest of the New England offense? Should we re-evaluate our expectations for the Ravens after rookie WR Rashod Bateman left practice with an apparent soft tissue injury? What should we make out of another week of negative stories coming out of Cincinnati Bengals camp?


In the second half of the show, Matt & LaQuan run through some of the spiciest fantasy takes they can think of, including predictions for Desean Jackson, Corey Davis, Damien Harris and more.


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Aug 11, 2021
4 RBs and 3 WRs whose ADPs are taking off
00:52:46

Andy Behrens is joined by Christopher Harris to discuss a handful of running backs and wide receivers that are seeing their ADP stock rise right now to determine if they are good values or not.


The guys also discuss Saquon Barkley returning to practice with the New York Giants and take questions from the live viewing audience.


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Aug 10, 2021
Common mistakes fantasy managers make
00:58:51

Scott Pianowski is joined by Matt Kelley, who discusses some of the most common mistakes that fantasy managers make and how you can take advantage of those mistakes.

The guys also go over their unique perspectives of Kyle Pitts, Adam Trautman, Hunter Henry, Greg Kittle, Tony Pollard and more. In the process, they also discuss which teams to avoid completely, and which ones to load up on playmakers from. Then you’ll learn how to identify these teams by yourself.

This episode will make you a smart fantasy player, whether you’re playing in a standard league, DFS or keeper.


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Aug 09, 2021
Peeling back the curtain on how the Yahoo Fantasy Football game operates
00:30:35

For all of the talk on this podcast of strategy, pickups, injuries, trades, league disputes and more— we rarely touch on the one topic without which none of this would be possible: the Yahoo Fantasy platform.


Scott Pianowski is joined by a special guest on this Friday edition of the Fantasy Forecast: Joe Nazzaro, Principal Product Manager at Yahoo Fantasy. They run through all of the changes coming to the fantasy product this season and provide a glimpse of how the Yahoo product team keeps the game running every season and every Sunday for our users in the fall.


From how the new 17-game schedule works, to Draft Together, to all of the exciting new features being rolled out in our Yahoo Fantasy Plus tier (which is a must-buy for every fantasy nerd), Joe and Scott have you covered with everything to expect while playing fantasy football on Yahoo in 2021.


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Aug 06, 2021
Joe Burrow struggles, Elijah Moore shines and Jalen Hurts sneaks under the radar
00:36:28

Dalton Del Don is joined by Derek Carty to go over the fantasy football news of the day and pick his favorite, and least favorite, player at each position heading into draft season. Derek also details what goes into his BLITZ projections and explains why rookies are so difficult to project.


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Aug 05, 2021
What to learn from player projections & what's so hard about projecting SF, JAX and more
00:50:56

The season from hell continues for the Indianapolis Colts and it's only August 4th. With news that Pro Bowl guard Quentin Nelson is also going in for foot surgery, sharing the same 5-12 week return estimate as QB Carson Wentz, Matt Harmon is joined by JJ Zachariason to discuss the latest on the ill-fated Colts and more.


In other training camp news that may be more humorous to fans outside of New York, the Giants had a camp brawl that reportedly ended with QB Daniel Jones at the bottom of a pile and coach Joe Judge going nuclear on his team. Matt & JJ talk about what to expect out of the G-Men this year and how much improvement we can really see out of these offensive pieces. (8:25)


For the rest of the show, the guys talk about how fantasy projections work and how fantasy managers should consume them as a helpful resource rather than end-all be-all predictions. They discuss two of the hardest teams they've had to project this year, the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers, as well as players they are high and low on versus their expectations, including David Montgomery, Javonte Williams, Adam Thielen and more. (14:35)


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Aug 04, 2021
Buzzy Camp Stories & LIVE Q&A!
00:58:23

Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don got together on Monday to livestream their conversation about the buzzy stories coming out of NFL training camps, including the QB competitions in New Orleans and San Francisco, before taking questions from the viewers.


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Aug 03, 2021
Is Travis Kelce the most valuable player in fantasy?
00:52:25

Scott Pianowski is joined by T.J. Hernandez from 4 for 4 Football to discuss the news of Carton Wentz's foot injury and how it will affect Jonathan Taylor before transitioning into a conversation about the hidden fantasy value of WRs and TEs, especially Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce.


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Aug 02, 2021
Lamar Jackson's improved WRs, Jakobi Meyers' breakout potential, and how weather should affect who you start
01:02:03

Matt Harmon welcomes Chris Allen to the podcast to discuss how and why the Baltimore Ravens passing attack will be improved this season, if the Miami Dolphins have the right pieces around Tua Tagovailoa, some breakout WR candidates, and how weather should (or should not) affect who you start and sit each week.


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Jul 30, 2021
Could Taysom Hill be a cheat code in fantasy this year?
00:49:44

Scott Pianowski is joined by Scott Barrett from Fantasy Points for a conversation about draft strategy and winning with upside, but first the guys tackle the news of the day, including how the return of Aaron Rodgers to the Packers affects their fantasy performers and how Michael Thomas' surgery in June could end up benefitting Taysom Hill.


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Jul 28, 2021
Training Camp Storylines, OBJ’s potential resurgence and Zeke’s in the best shape of his life… again
00:51:11

Yahoo Fantasy Football experts Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don get together to discuss some of their favorite storylines heading into the opening up of NFL training camps.


First, we react to the news that the NFL will force teams to forfeit games that cannot be rescheduled if they are responsible for a COVID-19 outbreak. What are the fantasy implications?


Later, the guys talk about the potential for the Pittsburgh Steelers offense with an in-shape Ben Roethlisberger, where Dak Prescott fits in among the top QBs in the league, whether Aaron Rodgers will report to Green Bay Packers camp, and even the potential resurgence from Odell Beckham Jr.


You’ll want to stick around to find out which NFL team will be the key to winning your fantasy football league this year and why nobody knows quite what to make of them yet.


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Jul 22, 2021
Cam Akers injury, bargain RBs with RB1 potential & second-year WRs
00:54:35

This episode is all about finding hidden gems, whether that means identifying breakout WRs before the season begins or picking the right backup RB to stash on your bench for later in the year.


Scott Pianowski is joined by Corbin Young of Fantrax, RotoViz, FantasyData and Roto Underworld to break down the Cam Akers’ injury news and discuss what comes next for the Los Angeles Rams and their running attack, which leads into a discussion about how to find backup RBs that just need an opportunity to put up big fantasy numbers.


Which WRs are ready for breakout seasons? Is there a formula for predicting success in second-year WRs? And what type of production can be expected from Kyle Pitts in his first NFL season?

Check out this conversation if you’re looking to find some late-round gold in your upcoming fantasy draft.


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Jul 21, 2021
Drafting our 2021 All-Overrated & All-Underrated fantasy teams
00:57:54

This episode will surely lead to some lucid, tempered and courteous internet #discourse. You know how every day on fantasy Twitter you'll see a post that goes, "X fantasy player is seriously underrated?" It got us thinking, who is actually underrated this year, and for fun, who is overrated?


Matt Harmon is joined by Scott Simpson of The Fantasy Millionaires podcast for a lively conversation about WR2s, followed by a draft of the QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs that encompass their all-overrated and all-underrated teams.


Is Jalen Hurts being drafted too high in the QB8-QB10 range? Is Jonathan Taylor's top 10 RB status on the highest end of his possible outcomes in 2021? Can any pass-catcher in Denver justify their draft value when either Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater will be under center?


Check out the conversation for where you can find value later in drafts and which top-name players might be getting drafted a round too high.


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Jul 15, 2021
Questions you should ask yourself before your dynasty league draft
00:53:32

We here at Yahoo Fantasy are friendly to all sorts of league formats and today we're dedicating nearly the whole episode to dynasty leagues. Redrafting a new team every year is for chumps, dynasty is the format for the true galaxy-brained fantasy manager.


Andy Behrens is joined by dynasty expert John Bauer of the Fantasy Football Confidential and Dynasty Theory podcasts to get into the all the philosophical questions you'll want to ask yourself before drafting for your dynasty league this year.


First, they kick off the podcast discussing Saquon Barkley's recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show in which he avoided putting a timetable on his return. How should managers feel about the RB1's guarded remarks as we're about to enter peak fantasy draft season?


Later, they dive deep into dynasty. How do you balance constructing a team for long-term vs. short-term success? Is it better to trade away future assets for win-now players? What are the best settings for a startup dynasty league? Are rookies too overvalued in the format? Andy & John get into the weeds and hopefully you'll come out of the conversation a little bit more ready for your dynasty draft.


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Jul 13, 2021
Has the Kyle Pitts hype gone too far & will DeAndre Hopkins finish WR1 overall?
00:54:41

The Kyle Pitts legend is already epic in length and expectations. Meanwhile, the guy hasn't actually suited up for a single pro NFL snap yet. Andy Behrens is joined by Troy King, contributor at Football Guys, to talk about the players they've been drafting in their #SFB11 leagues.


Did Troy reach for Falcons rookie TE Kyle Pitts whose pre-season expectations are already monumental? Was Andy's DeAndre Hopkins selection prescient of a potential WR1 overall? Could Cleveland's Nick Chubb finish the year as a top-five RB?


Later in the show, Andy talks to Troy about his love for the Miami Dolphins and they try to answer a few Fins-centric fantasy questions. Will Tua Tagovailoa take a significant leap in year two? Which receiver in their new and improved WR corps should fantasy managers focus on? What is Myles Gaskin's upside coming out of an offseason where we expected Miami to add more competition at running back?


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Jul 06, 2021
Trade advice, picking a rookie dynasty QB, best teams to stack continued
00:52:32

Matt Harmon and Scott Pianowski keep your fantasy minds sharp heading into the 4th of July weekend.


As Yahoo Sports Fantasy Plus launches the Trade Hub this week, the guys give some free trade advice as well as listing off one of the worst trades they have personally made.


Up next, Harmon rounds out his top fantasy football offenses to stack in 2021 best ball with the Seahawks, Jets and Jaguars. How much stock are we putting in rookie QBs Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson? Can Russell Wilson get back in the kitchen or will the Hawks offense burn to a crisp again in 2021?


Matt and Scott wrap the pod with a great question. Which rookie QB not named Trevor Lawrence are we most excited about in dynasty leagues?


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Jul 01, 2021
Worst fantasy punishments, Andy's zero-QB tale of woe & Zeke vs. Saquon
01:00:18

Liz Loza & Andy Behrens chop it up on this week's fantasy football podcast across a variety of fun league stories.


Tom Brady called someone a, "m-f'er," in the latest promo for HBO's The Shop. We talk about it and why we think that person's name rhymes with Kimmy Sharoppolo.


The story of a fantasy league loser who spent 15 hours in a Mississippi Waffle House as punishment inspired us to talk about the worst fantasy punishments you could enact on your fellow league mates.


Andy talks about how circumstance forced him into a strategy of drafting Ryan Fitzpatrick and Sam Darnold in a recent draft, and we discuss the 2021 prospects for the two new NFC passers.


Liz talks about her Rest vs. Rust series and what a doctor had to say about Dak Prescott & Saquon Barkley's injuries heading into the next season.


Finally, Liz & Andy play a little game of Believe or Make Believe regarding a few positive stories coming out of league minicamps, including Jameis Winston's hype video, a Sammy Watkins glow-up year, David Montgomery hitting new highs and more.


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Jun 23, 2021
Confirmed QB1 Andy Dalton, Raiders WRs and players we wish got a chance of scenery
00:45:17

It's the NFC North QB battle that keeps on giving. Liz Loza is joined by Yahoo Sports' very own Mo Castillo to react to news that Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will be riding with Andy Dalton as the QB1 heading into the upcoming season. With rookie Justin Fields reportedly getting no clear path to the starting job in September, Liz & Mo have some thoughts about the Bears' leadership heading into 2021. (5:40)


Later in the podcast, Liz & Mo talk about recent comments made by coach Jon Gruden about Las Vegas Raiders sophomore WR Henry Ruggs. Will he see more volume next season after an underwhelming rookie campaign? Will he face a challenge for targets from fellow second-year pass catcher Bryan Edwards or the newly signed John Brown? (17:45)


Summer is just a few short days away, so in the second half of the show, Liz & Mo chat about the players they wish took a vacation in 2021...to different teams. Would Melvin Gordon be better off outside of Denver?


Should JuJu have traded in the black & gold for green & gold? Can Liz convince Jimmy Graham (avid podcast listener) to clear out a path for a Cole Kmet breakout season? Not sure, but we have fun with it. (22:45)


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Jun 18, 2021
How to use fantasy consistency as a statistic to build a better team
00:48:02

Sick of using precious starting roster slots on players that do nothing for thirteen weeks out of the year but then pop off with two or three monster performances? Yeah, us too.


Andy Behrens is joined this week by Bob Lung, author of the Fantasy Football Consistency Guide to talk about Bob's work measuring consistency and how to build a better roster thanks to those insights.


At the top of the show, they kick around some small news items regarding Jamison Crowder renegotiating his final year with the New York Jets, Laviska Shenault potentially taking on a new role in Jacksonville, Nick Mullens moving onto the Eagles and whether UNC rookie running back Javonte Williams could be the Week 1 starter in Denver.


For the bulk of the show, they talk about Bob's Consistency Guide, which positions are more consistent than others, what consistency to expect out of rookies and which highly consistent players are undervalued heading into the 2021 season. (11:30)


In the final segment, Bob talks about the upcoming Fantasy Football Expo in Canton, Ohio later this summer and his experiences driving around legends like Al Davis in his time working with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (31:30)


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Jun 15, 2021
Dynasty startup strategy & why the Bengals are 'Cowboys north'
00:50:50

As June slowly heats up into July, so does fantasy draft season. Matt Harmon is joined by Anthony Amico, writer for Football Guys & Establish the Run to discuss the best strategies for your dynasty drafts this summer.


Before they can get there, Matt and Anthony chat about a few news items from around the league including a potential shake-up in the Dallas Cowboys WR trio, expectations for Miles Sanders and the Baltimore Ravens hosting Todd Gurley for a visit.


Next, they move to some concepts to consider for your startup dynasty leagues including why you should fade RB and always look to trade future picks. (14:00)


In the final half of the episode, Matt and Anthony take a long look at the Cincinnati Bengals offense heading into 2020. Is rookie WR Ja'Marr Chase already undervalued heading into this season? Can Joe Mixon have a bounce-back season with Giovani Bernard out of the picture in Tampa Bay? (24:20)


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Jun 10, 2021
Julio Jones to the Titans, cheese theory & fantasy rules of thumb
00:56:37

After months of speculation, Atlanta Falcons star wideout Julio Jones was finally traded to the Tennessee Titans over the weekend, joining A.J. Brown, Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry with the AFC South contender. Scott Pianowski is joined by Rotowire managing editor Chris Liss, kicking off this Tuesday night podcast with a reaction to the trade and what it means for the both teams involved.


Later in the episode, Scott & Chris explore some of their fantasy rules of thumb and whether any of them truly hold up. Is Scott's rule to avoid WRs who have changed teams broken after the success of Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins in 2020? Should you draft for value instead of team balance? Scott also shares his cheese theory about players returning from injury. Yes, this is the only fantasy podcast you'll hear that compares Sammy Watkins to a fine roquefort.


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Jun 09, 2021
Ranking the 25 returning head coaches in the NFL
00:58:25

Another week goes by, another week without a Julio Jones, Zach Ertz or Aaron Rodgers trade. But have no fear, AJ Dillon's got a name for each of his musclebound legs.


Matt Harmon welcomes Pat Daugherty of NBC Sports Edge to discuss Dillon's tree-trunk thighs as well as what fantasy managers could expect out of the running back situations in Green Bay and Detroit (where former Packer Jamaal Williams continues to receive offseason hype).


For the bulk of the episode, however, the guys go through Pat's offseason rankings of all 25 returning NFL head coaches. Bill Belichick takes the top spot after a disappointing 7-9 season in New England, but how would the Patriots have fared with a replacement level coach? Can we expect more out of Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Rhule and Joe Judge in the future? Matt & Pat explore coaches at the top and bottom of the ranks before giving their thoughts on 2021's crop of new play-callers. (12:10)


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Jun 03, 2021
Cheat-code QBs & managing risk with your first-round pick
00:54:24

It's been no secret that the influx of rushing-upside QBs has flipped the script on how fantasy managers view their quarterback position. MVP seasons from Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson and monstrous numbers from the likes of Josh Allen and Kyler Murray have called into question the strategy of waiting for passers late in your fantasy drafts.


Scott Pianowski is joined by Rich Hribar of Sharp Football Analysis to chat about the state of rushing quarterbacks in 2021, Jalen Hurts' upside next season and what tier of QBs fantasy managers should target.

Later in the episode, Scott & Rich talk about the recent conundrum of taking Saquon Barkley at third overall in a recent draft. The third pick seems to be a major inflection point. How can fantasy owners manage their risk in such a do-or-die round & is there ever such a thing as a safe bet in the top 10? (15:45)


Finally, the guys talk about whether or not you should worry about strength of schedule before doing a little fantasy topic lightning-round on the Broncos, Cowboys, Tua Tagovailoa & more. (39:35)


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Jun 01, 2021
Fantasy football narratives we'd pay to go away forever
00:56:01

Matt Harmon is joined by Marcas Grant of the NFL Network to talk about the latest in fantasy football and the narratives from this point in the season they'd like to see disappear.


First, they chat about the report that the Detroit Lions are working out Todd Gurley for a possible reunion with Jared Goff in the motor city. They also talk about A.J. Brown's TikTok recruitment campaign of Julio Jones.


Earlier in the week, ESPN reported that a certain former U.S. President tried to bribe a senator in order to sweep the NFL's "Spygate" investigation under the rug, which got us thinking: which fantasy narratives would we pay to go away as well? The Saints will be good this year! The Steelers will be bad this year! X player is looking swole on Instagram! All can get lost. (13:25)


Finally, Matt continues his series on stackable offenses & explains why you may want to stack Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and the Los Angeles Rams. (44:55)


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May 27, 2021
Non-standard league settings you may want to consider next fantasy football season
00:55:06

Andy Behrens is joined by Scott Fish, famously of the eponymous Scott Fish Bowl to discuss league settings and thorny commissioner situations on today's podcast.


But first, the guys discuss a pair of NFL stories that just won't die: Aaron Rodgers confirmed his much-reported rift with Packers management after not reporting for OTAs; and Julio Jones revealed on live TV to Shannon Sharpe that he's, "out of [Atlanta.]"


For the bulk of the show, Andy & Scott run through a number of non-default settings and scoring changes your league can make to spice things up in the 2021 season and beyond: changes to QB, TE and K scoring, points per first down and more. (12:10)


Finally, Andy closes out the show inquiring about Kellen Mond, Irv Smith Jr. and the long-term prospects of the Minnesota Vikings (48:05).


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May 25, 2021
BS-O-Meter: Najee at WR, Tebow at TE, Julio Jones trade partners & more
00:55:41

In late May, with only a few minicamps going on, we're in prime silly season for odd stories coming out of NFL franchises. The Pittsburgh Steelers are using Najee Harris at wideout! DeSean Jackson has a supernatural connection with Matthew Stafford in Los Angeles! The Philadelphia Eagles locker room culture has been changed in a matter of weeks thanks to new head coach Nick Sirianni!


Matt Harmon & Dalton Del Don run through all those stories and more, trying to determine: are these BS or not?


In the latter half of the episode, Matt explains why the Dallas Cowboys are the most stackable offense in the league (38:30) & the guys show some worry over the New Orleans Saints offense in 2021. (48:00)


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May 20, 2021
Trevor Lawrence's QB1 potential & why we're fading the Falcons
00:51:12

After four months in the driver's seat for Trevor Lawrence in the NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are still creating intrigue in the offseason. Coach Urban Meyer controversially worked out first-round RB Travis Etienne at WR during last week's rookie minicamp causing the fantasy industry, as it often does, to flip out.


Yahoo's very own Scott Pianowski is joined by Pat Fitzmaurice of The Football Girl and the Fitz on Fantasy podcast; they kick off the show taking a deeper look at the former 1-15 team, Trevor Lawrence's outlook for 2021, the addition of Marvin Jones to the receiver corps and more.


Next, the guys discuss the teams and players they're fading this year, starting off with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Kyle Pitts and the Atlanta Falcons. (13:00)


Later on, the guys talk about some of their other fades including Joe Mixon, David Montgomery, Miles Sanders, Ezekiel Elliott and more (25:15)


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May 18, 2021
5 QBs, 5 lingering questions for the offseason
00:59:51

The NFL draft is now comfortably two weeks in the rear-view mirror. Free agency feels like it was four years ago. Now that the transitional period of the NFL offseason is in the books and we wait for training camp to begin, some major questions still remain.


Liz Loza is joined by Yahoo's senior NFL reporter Charles Robinson to get the insider's take on some of the league's most pressing QB issues:


What is going between the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers?


What is the latest on the allegations against Deshaun Watson and can we expect to see him in a Texans uniform this September?


When will we see the Bears, 49ers and Patriots turn to their prized first round QBs Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones?


Finally, Liz & Charles wrap up the podcast talking about Wednesday night's schedule release, the upcoming games they're most excited about and the one game that's set to break regular season records for ticket price.


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May 14, 2021
Tebow returns, Swift vs. C.E.H. & debating Yahoo's initial expert rankings
00:57:59

No, it's not 2012. Yes, we're unfortunately still living in this timeline. And yes, Tim Tebow is back in the NFL.


Andy Behrens & Dalton Del Don kick off this Tuesday afternoon fantasy football podcast discussing some of the latest mid-May NFL news: baseball's very own Tim Tebow has returned to the gridiron, signing a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars; Seattle's DK Metcalf failed to qualify for the Olympics at a track meet last weekend; and the Detroit Lions finally parted ways with Kerryon Johnson. The Johnson news spurs a D'Andre Swift vs. Clyde Edwards-Helaire debate.


Later in the show, Andy & Dalton argue about the initial Yahoo expert rankings heading into the 2021 season. Yes, there's consensus about Christian McCaffrey at the number 1 spot again this year, however, things get messy and spicy after that. Could Cam Akers really be a top five RB this year? What should fantasy managers do with Davante Adams, who may not have Aaron Rodgers throwing to him this year? is DeAndre Hopkins due for a regression? Could CeeDee Lamb make the leap into WR1 status? The guys discuss all those players and more.


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May 11, 2021
Rookie Snapshot 2021: Best fantasy landing spots
00:56:51

The 2021 NFL draft is in the books, so now it's time to look back and see how we did. Liz Loza & Eric Edholm grade their pre-draft predictions and analyze the top rookie prospects, the teams they were drafted by and which ones have the path to immediate fantasy success in 2021.


Najee Harris is on a no-doubt path to volume in Pittsburgh, but will his offensive line hold up? Is Trey Sermon destined for success in San Francisco, or is he doomed to split touches in Kyle Shanahan's RBBC system?


On the receivers side, Ja'Marr Chase seems primed for a season where he could see at least 100 targets thanks to his old buddy Joe Burrow. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Liz & Eric see Devonta Smith easily snatching the WR1 position on the depth chart sooner rather than later.


Hear Liz & Eric's thoughts on 14 rookies plus one late-round sleeper you should keep an eye on.


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May 07, 2021
NFL Draft Rounds 2-7: RBs, WRs, winners and losers from the draft's final two days
00:53:34

Scott Pianowski & Andy Behrens recap rounds two through seven of this weekend's NFL draft: the good, the bad and the ugly. Which teams improved their situations in 2021 and beyond and which teams left us scratching our heads?


How does the Broncos trading up to secure North Carolina's Javonte Williams affect Melvin Gordon's draft stock? An abundance of wideouts were selected to close out round two — should you care about any of them? Did the Houston Texans signal the end of the Deshaun Watson era? Are we poised for a Sam Darnold breakout year in Carolina?


Scott & Andy answer those questions and more on this Sunday edition of the forecast.


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May 02, 2021
NFL Draft Round 1: Trey Lance, Justin Fields & Mac Jones surprises highlight otherwise chalky night
00:51:08

Thursday was a long day for NFL fans. First, Tim Tebow resurfaced from baseball purgatory to offer his services to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Next, Aaron Rodgers just about destroyed the internet with his perfectly-timed appeal to get out of Green Bay. Then, the draft happened.


Liz Loza, Dalton Del Don & Matt Harmon recap the highs, the lows and the WTFs from night one, round one of the 2021 NFL Draft. 


Is there anything to glean from the chalky picks of Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson at 1 and 2? How does the squad feel about San Francisco's month of subterfuge paying off with the selection of NDSU's Trey Lance? With five WRs going off the board in the first night, which one do they like the most for fantasy?


Hear the answer to all those questions and more on today's podcast & watch out for our recap of rounds 2-7 on Sunday night.


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Apr 30, 2021
Julio Jones rumors, why Lance to SF makes sense & Williams may be best RB in the class of '21
00:37:12

It's finally here (in two days)! Andy Behrens is joined by NBC Sports Edge's Thor Nystrom in the final episode of the podcast before this weekend's NFL Draft.


After addressing the pro-level rumor of the week, that the Atlanta Falcons are fielding trade offers on star WR Julio Jones, Andy & Thor dive into their final thoughts and assessments heading into Thursday night's draft.


After a spring full of gossip connecting the San Francisco 49ers to Alabama QB Mac Jones, Thor outlines why Trey Lance seems like the obvious answer all along and breaks down the & cons of both prospects.


Later in the show, they guys talk about why North Carolina RB Javonte Williams is shooting up pro-draft boards and has both the power and finesse to become the best back in the class.


Finally, they close out recommending a tight end fantasy managers should keep an eye on who isn't named Kyle Pitts and take a deeper look at Michigan WR Nico Collins and Ohio State RB Trey Sermon.


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Apr 27, 2021
Rookie Snapshot 2021: Wild Cards
01:06:24

In the fourth & final pre-draft edition of Rookie Snapshot, Liz Loza & Eric Edholm focus their sights on the best of the rest. They cram the tape and break down the NFL prospects of two running backs, two wide-receivers and a potentially generational tight end:


• Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State

• Demetric Felton, RB, UCLA

• Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

• Elijah Moore, TE, Ole Miss

• Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida


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Apr 23, 2021
What team win projections can tell us about the 17-game 2021 season
00:55:35

Casinos around the country have released their win projections for the seventeen-game 2021 NFL season. Scott Pianowski welcomes Sammy Reid of RotoGrinders onto the podcast to look through the odds and try to find some value, but not before tipping their hats and saying happy trails to Alex Smith and Jordan Reed, who both announced their retirements this week.


Looking at the win over/unders provided by BetMGM, do the guys find value in Vegas setting the bar for the reigning NFC East champion Washington Football Team at 8 wins? What do they make of the gridlocked top of the AFC North with the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers all vying for supremacy in one of the league's toughest divisions. The Houston Texans currently have their total set at 4.5 wins; is that an optimistic outlook for one of the league's most disappointing franchises?


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Apr 20, 2021
Rookie Snapshot 2021: Quarterbacks
01:18:06

Welcome to this year's Rookie Snapshot, our miniseries where Liz Loza and Yahoo Sports NFL Draft analyst Eric Edholm take a deep dive into the top prospects — and future fantasy stars — set to join the league.

On this episode, our experts analyze the quarterbacks coming through the 2021 NFL Draft:


  • Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
  • Zach Wilson, BYU
  • Justin Fields, Ohio State
  • Mac Jones, Alabama
  • Trey Lance, North Dakota State


You’ll learn the one word you can use to describe each prospect, a key stat from their college days, which NFL player they compare to best and finally, Liz & Eric play GM matchmaker and pick the NFL team that fits with their skillset the best.


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Apr 16, 2021
Ranking the five worst receiving corps & Gio and Conner head to new teams
00:58:41

Andy Behrens and Matt Harmon are here to discuss the latest in the world of fantasy football on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, Andy and Matt discuss the two earth shattering moves of Giovani Bernard heading to Tampa Bay and James Conner joining the Arizona Cardinals. Okay, maybe earth shattering is a bit of hyperbole, but our analysts discuss the outlook for the two RBs and whether Chase Edmonds can surprise fantasy managers in 2021.


Quarterback-turned-receiver Julian Edelman has retired from football. And in his wake, he leaves behind the New England Patriots, the 3rd worst fantasy receiving corps on our terrible receiver power rankings. Matt and Andy run down their list of the bottom 5 teams and how they can turn their passing games around ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.


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Apr 13, 2021
Rookie Snapshot 2021: Wide Receivers
01:01:10

Welcome to this year's Rookie Snapshot, our miniseries where Liz Loza and Yahoo Sports NFL Draft analyst Eric Edholm take a deep dive into the top prospects — and future fantasy stars — set to join the league.


On this episode, our experts analyze the wide receivers coming through the 2021 NFL Draft:


  • Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
  • DeVonta Smith, Alabama
  • Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
  • Kadarius Toney, Florida
  • Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU


You’ll learn the one word you can use to describe each prospect, a key stat from their college days, which NFL player they compare to best and finally, Liz & Eric play GM matchmaker and pick the NFL team that fits with their skillset the best.


Liz and Eric will be back with episode two next week to discuss the crown jewel of college prospects: the Quarterbacks!


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Apr 08, 2021
Darnold traded to Panthers, plus what to make of Bills, Chiefs, Chargers and Jags offseasons
00:52:47

Scott Pianowski & Matt Harmon pilot the podcast this Tuesday evening, twenty-four hours after the New York Jets dealt former third overall pick Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers after an underwhelming three years in the Big Apple.


Scott & Matt try to figure out Carolina's plan, whether Darnold is draftable in superflex and best ball leagues and how the move will impact skill players like Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore & Robby Anderson.


In the second half of the podcast, the guys roll through some sneaky free agent signings like Emmanuel Sanders to the Buffalo Bills & Marvin Jones to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Plus, what to make of the offseasons from the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens & Los Angeles Chargers. (17:40)


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Apr 06, 2021
Rookie Snapshot 2021: Running Backs
00:59:27

Welcome to this year's Rookie Snapshot, our miniseries where Liz Loza and Yahoo Sports NFL Draft analyst Eric Edholm take a deep dive into the top prospects — and future fantasy stars — set to join the league.


First up in Rookie Snapshot 2021, our experts analyze the running backs coming through the 2021 NFL Draft. This week’s episode includes:


  • Najee Harris, Alabama
  • Javonte Williams, North Carolina
  • Travis Etienne, Clemson
  • Michael Carter, North Carolina
  • Trey Sermon, Ohio State University


You’ll learn the one word you can use to describe each prospect, a key stat from their college days, which NFL player they compare to best and finally, Liz & Eric play GM matchmaker and pick the NFL team that fits with their skillset the best.


Liz and Eric will be back with episode two next week to discuss another fantasy glamour position: the Wide Receivers!


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Apr 01, 2021
SF to #3 and what 'League of Leagues' can tell us about early ADP
00:44:40

Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don are here to discuss the latest in the world of fantasy football on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!

First up, Dalton Del Don's San Francisco 49ers pulled off a big trade to get up to the third pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Does that mean a potential franchise quarterback is heading to the Bay Area? Andy and Dalton discuss the ramifications of the move and whether this signals the end of the Jimmy G era in SF.


And, Andy and Dalton break down the latest "League of Leagues" draft that combines fantasy football, baseball and basketball into one gigantic league. While the league combines athletes across sports, the draft did highlight a couple of key players heading into the 2021 fantasy football season, like Cam Akers, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.


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Mar 30, 2021
Winners and losers from free agency
00:59:22

Matt Harmon and Josh Norris from Underdog Fantasy are here to give their official winners and losers for free agency on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Before breaking down the winners and losers from free agency, Matt and Josh discuss T.Y. Hilton heading back to the Colts and Damien Williams heading to Chicago to pair up with David Montgomery. Is David Montgomery, one of the more maligned breakout fantasy stars of 2020, undervalued going into next season?


The two share their thoughts on the Washington Football Team (free agency winner), New York Jets (winner), Arizona Cardinals (loser), Detroit Lions (loser) and more!


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Mar 26, 2021
Where do the Giants, Steelers and Patriots go from here?
01:01:27

Scott Pianowski is joined by Joe Dolan, co-owner of FantasyPoints.com — and one of the most accurate rankers on FantasyPros — to break down all the latest news from free agency and much more on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


With the Kenny Golladay addition to the Giants, Scott and Joe discuss the team's fantasy prospects. They also discuss Bill Belichick letting it rain this offseason with all the additions to the Patriots (Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Kendrick Bourne, and Nelson Agholor will all be in Patriot navy). With all these editions, can Cam Newton be trusted again?


The Cardinals added A.J. Green, but should fantasy managers even give him a chance?


Finally, Scott and Joe discuss some tips when ranking.


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Mar 24, 2021
Samuel and Fitz set to make magic for WFT and more from free agency
00:57:14

Liz Loza and Charles Robinson, Yahoo's Senior NFL Reporter, are here to break down the latest news from free agency on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Free agency moves keep coming in the NFL. Curtis Samuel is paired up with Fitzmagic in Washington, can the Football Team finally unlock Samuel's potential? Will Fuller has signed a 1-year deal with Miami, can Tua make the leap to QB1 status in 2021 with a deep receiving threat finally on the Dolphins? Marlon Mack re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts, but after his season-ending achilles injury, will he be an actual threat to Jonathan Taylor's workload? The Raiders signed Kenyan Drake and John Brown, but with Darren Waller, Josh Jacobs, Henry Ruggs, Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards already on offense, who will get the touches in Las Vegas?


And Charles Robinson shares the latest about Deshaun Watson's allegations and why Watson could end up on the commissioner's exempt list.


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Mar 19, 2021
Pats stock up and more from the first 24 hours of free agency
00:42:06

Andy Behrens and Denny Carter from NBC Sports EDGE are here to break down the latest news on the episode Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Even after an avalanche of free-agency moves, we here on the Yahoo Fantasy Forecast have plenty of questions we're still trying to figure out. First-ballot Hall of Famer Drew Brees announced his retirement from football, but after Jameis Winston was reported to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints, how do we feel about Taysom Hill in 2021 fantasy drafts? Bill Belicheck decided to spend big on Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and ... Nelson Agholor? Aaron Jones has re-signed with the Green Bay Packers, but will Green Bay ever get Aaron Rodgers another receiver?


It's all that and more on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


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Mar 17, 2021
John Brown, A-Rob tagged and Nyheim Hines joins the show!
00:58:03

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are back to break down the latest news and later, our analysts welcome Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines for a chat!


Our analysts run through all the latest free agency news, including Mark Ingram signing with the Houston Texans, Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith, Emmanuel Sanders, John Brown, and Chris Carson set to hit the open market, and Allen Robinson getting a heavy franchise tag.


It's all that and more on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


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Mar 12, 2021
Dak secures the bag, Hurts looks to start and more
01:04:17

Scott Pianowski and Evan Silva from Establish the Run are here to break down the latest news and their favorite strategy tips in this episode Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Dak Prescott has reportedly signed a 4-year, $160 million contract to stay with the Dallas Cowboys. Is an MVP season on the horizon? Jalen Hurts looks to be the starter for the Eagles, Scott and Evan discuss the 'Konami cheat code' that rushing QBs bring to fantasy. Can a pocket quarterback ever claim top-5 status in fantasy again? And, 2010 was a historic year for rookies in fantasy, with the breakout seasons of Justin Jefferson, Cam Akers and more. Was this a one year blip or will rookies become a larger focal point of the fantasy landscape?


It's all that and more on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


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Mar 09, 2021
Free agency moves and Tight Ends in 2021
00:33:12

Two of your favorite fantasy analysts, Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don, are here to look ahead at the fantasy tight class of 2021 and much more on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!\


After the releases of Josh Hill, Jared Cook, and Kyle Rudolph, along with Jonnu Smith's return and a healthy George Kittle, Dalton and Liz discuss what the position could hold for the new season after it was once again frustrating in 2020 — aside from Travis Kelce, of course.


They also talk some free agency news, including the Steelers signing Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract.


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Mar 05, 2021
2021 breakout picks: Jerry Jeudy, Antonio Gibson and more
00:46:06

Andy Behrens and Michelle Magdziuk from BallBlast Football and the NFL Network are here to break down their favorite breakout picks in 2021 on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


It's never too early to start thinking about next year! Andy and Michelle comb through next year's draft boards to find the ten-ish players they think will jump a level and provide a healthy ROI to fantasy managers during the 2021 NFL Season, including Diontae Johnson, Austin Ekeler and more. And don't worry, this is a Curtis Samuel-free zone.


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Mar 03, 2021
The BS Meter: Big Ben's return, Aaron Jones' contract, and Marcus Mariota, future starter?
00:58:44

Matt Harmon and Charles McDonald, senior writer at USAToday's ForTheWin, are here to break down the latest in the rumor mill on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


It's that special time in the NFL offseason when the football world is full of possibilities, before the draft and before training camp, when everyone returns the practice field in the best shape of their lives, where every disgruntled player is on the trading block and looking for a new opportunity. So how do you know what's real and what's a smoke screen? Matt Harmon and ForTheWin's Charles McDonald look through the rumor mill and find out whether or not Big Ben is returning to the Steelers, if JuJu Smith-Schuster is on the hunt for a new team, whether Marcus Mariota is about to be an NFL starter again, if Russell Wilson is actually on the trading block and more on this edition of The BS Meter!


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Feb 25, 2021
The year of the underdog and an early look at NFC/AFC Title odds
01:04:26

The Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast is back with Scott Pianowski and friend of the pod, Yahoo's Frank Schwab!


Scott and Frank recap the state of handicapping in 2020, which saw and impressive number of road teams and underdogs pull out victories against the spread. Was it a one year blip or has the home favorite edge truly evaporated?


And, while we're talking about betting, the guys look at the futures board for NFC and AFC odds to see what teams look like good values early in the offseason, and why the Carson Wentz-led Indianapolis Colts might be worth an early wager.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


(As always, odds are subject to change.)


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Feb 23, 2021
The Wentz trade and offseason moves to look for
00:42:23

The Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast is back, this time with our hosts Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don!


Our analysts dedicate this episode to what's on everyone's mind, the NFL offseason and how the fantasy values of new faces in new places could be affected. And no better place to start than the big move of the day, the Philadelphia Eagles trading Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts!


Who else could be in the move in the coming days and weeks? Will Deshaun Watson get his wish? How about Ben Roethlisberger — sill he stay a Steeler? Where will Chris Godwin land? Free of Wentz, what will Jalen Hurts bring to the table?


Liz and Dalton discuss that and more on the latest Fantasy Football Forecast!

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Feb 19, 2021
Where do the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Bucs go from here?
00:40:12

Matt Harmon, Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens are here to discuss the aftermath of Super Bowl LV in the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, the guys look back at Sunday’s blowout victory by Tampa Bay and how the Bucs defense made Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense look mortal.


Then, where do the Chiefs and Bucs go from here? While KC will likely bring back most of their fantasy-friendly core, Tampa Bay has a lot of tough decisions to make in free agency. Lavonte David, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, Shaq Barrett, and Brady-BFF Antonio Brown are all free agents heading into the offseason. Will Tampa Bay have the opportunity to run it back and defend their title?


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Feb 08, 2021
Our favorite props for TB/KC + CMC joins the show!
00:49:07

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are here to preview Super Bowl LV on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! And later in the chat, our very own Andy Behrens jumps on with Carolina Panthers star, Christian McCaffrey!


Our analysts share their favorite props and wagers for the big game between Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5).


They also give their predictions for the headline coming out of Sunday’s results.


As usual, this week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Feb 05, 2021
Rams win Stafford sweepstakes, KC vs. TB preview and DFS guide
00:39:32

Andy Behrens and Liz Loza are here to discuss Matt Stafford packing his bags for Los Angeles and preview Yahoo's DFS game for this Sunday's matchup between Kansas City and Tampa Bay on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, Andy and Liz look at Matt Stafford's trade to the Los Angeles Rams. Will Stafford's big arm be a match for Sean McVay's offense? Can Jared Goff redeem himself in Detroit with less pressure? How do we feel about Cam Akers and D'Andre Swift with new signal callers?


And apparently there happens to be a somewhat important football game this weekend. Liz and Andy handicap the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and also give their tips and strategy for Yahoo's newly-launched DFS matchup for the big game. Players will be working with a $200 budget looking to fill 5 positions from any position on the field, with one of those players designated a 'Superstar' with 1.5X Multiplier with 4 Flex spots. Should you load up on Patrick Mahomes ($81), Tom Brady ($70), or seek value with picks like Scotty Miller ($11) and Sammy Watkins ($17)?


As usual, this week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Feb 02, 2021
Conference Championship recap and early Super Bowl odds
00:52:32

Andy Behrens, Matt Harmon and Scott Pianowski are here to recap the Conference Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs and preview Super Bowl LV on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, the guys discuss the results of the weekend’s AFC and NFC title games. After their losses in their title games, what will the Packers and Bills do in the offseason? Can Josh Allen retain his otherworldy leap into the game’s top quarterbacks? Could Aaron Rodgers actually leave Green Bay? Will the Packers front office be willing to find him one more receiver?


We’ll also talk about the latest moves in the quarterback carousel, looking at where Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson could land.


And before we get out of here, we preview the early lines from the Super Bowl matchup of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


As usual, this week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Jan 26, 2021
Conference Championship, props and DFS preview
00:51:59

Conference championship weekend is upon us, ladies and gentlemen, and Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don are here to get you ready for all the action on the latest Fantasy Football Forecast!


To the games! Who will emerge victorious when the Buccaneers take on the Packers? When the Bills face off against the Chiefs? Liz and Dalton talk through every matchup, offering up some DFS tips as well as debating three fun prop bets including who will be the receiving leader using BetMGM’s prop bet odds.

(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Jan 22, 2021
Divisional Round recap and early Conference Championship odds
01:13:35

Matt Harmon and Scott Pianowski are here to recap the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs and preview this weekend's games for the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, the guys discuss the results of Divisional Round weekend. While the Chiefs, Bills, Packers and Bucs will be heading to their conference championships, where will the Browns, Ravens, Rams and Saints go from here? Will OBJ return to past fantasy glory? Can Baltimore find a passing game? Will Sean McVay finally trust one running back for a full season? And, is this the last time we’ll see Drew Brees under center?


We’re well into coaching carousel season, with Robert Saleh heading to the Jets and Brandon Staley heading next door to the Chargers. How will that impact their new teams’ fantasy futures?


And before we get out of here, we preview the early lines from this weekend’s Conference Championship games.


As usual, this week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Jan 19, 2021
Divisional Round fantasy and DFS preview
00:45:04

Divisional-Round Weekend is upon us, ladies and gentlemen, and Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don are here to get you ready for all the action on the latest Fantasy Football Forecast!


But first up, some news around the NFL, as the coaching carousel has begun to spin. Urban Meyer made headlines after he was hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ new coach — and Trevor Lawrence’s future coach as well? Titans OC Arthur Smith is considered to be the frontrunner for the Falcons head-coaching job, while Brian Schottenheimer was fired from his position as Seahawks OC.


But now, to the games! Who will emerge victorious when the Saints take on the Buccaneers, when the Packers face the Rams, in Buffalo vs. Baltimore, and in Cleveland vs. Kansas City? Liz and Dalton talk through every matchup, as well as debating who will be the lead rusher of the weekend using BetMGM’s prop bet odds.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Jan 15, 2021
Wild-card review and Early Divisional Round lines
01:16:31

Andy Behrens, Matt Harmon and Scott Pianowski are here to recap the first round of the NFL Playoffs and preview this weekend's games for the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, the guys discuss the turmoil with the Texans and a disgruntled Deshaun Watson. Could we see the future MVP land in Pittsburgh or Chicago?


Next, the team looks back at the fantasy impact of the Wild-card round. Where will we draft Cam Akers and Jonathan Taylor in 2021 drafts? Should Antonio Brown be a target next year if he stays in Tampa Bay? And could we please figure out what's going on in Seattle?


Matt, Scott and Andy also handicap all of the matchups for Wild-card weekend and throw in some moneylines and DFS nuggets, while also previewing all the fantasy action ahead.


Can the Rams pull off the upset against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (-7)? Will fantasy heroes Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen put up big totals in DFS? And is this the last game we'll see either Drew Brees or Tom Brady play when the Bucs head to New Orleans (-3)?


As usual, this week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


Dive into the show to find out.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Jan 12, 2021
Week 17 recap + Early odds for Wild-card week
01:11:56

Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski are here to recap the last weekend of the regular season and preview the beginning of the playoffs on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


It was a weekend of yardage milestones (congrats on 2k, Derrick Henry), Aaron Rodgers most likely taking over the MVP race, and the Cardinals literally punting their season away. What takeaways from Week 17 and the 2020 season should we jot down for next year?


As usual, this week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM.


Scott and Andy also handicap all of the matchups for Wild-card weekend and throw in some moneylines and DFS nuggets, while also previewing all the fantasy action ahead.


Will the Steelers (-4) figure out their issues, or will the Cleveland Browns roll through Pittsburgh in their first playoff game since 2002? Can David Montgomery and the Bears keep up the late-season magic, or will Drew Brees keep the Saints (-10) rolling in what could be his last season? Dive into the show to find out.


(Odds are subject to change before gametime.)


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Jan 05, 2021
Week 17 Fantasy and Betting Preview: The NFC East will finally be settled
00:51:47

Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things Week 17 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Dalton handicap all Week 17 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets, while also previewing all the fantasy action ahead.


[Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Will Jonathan Taylor put an exclamation point on his excellent rookie season when the Colts (-14) take on the Jaguars? How many points will be scored when the Titans take on the Texans (O/U: 55.5)? Who will be the NFC East “champion” when the Washington Football Team (-1.5) faces the Philadelphia Eagles? Dive into the show to find out.

This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Liz and Dalton discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 17.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Liz and Dalton also offer up some DFS value plays and names to fade for Week 17 as well as offering some nutty fantasy predictions for this weekend’s games.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 31, 2020
Stat trends we loved and hated to see in 2020
00:53:17

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are back to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 17 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 17, including the Steelers FINALLY throwing the ball downfield, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers firing on all cylinders, and what’s fueling a suddenly hot Cowboys team.


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including the immense struggles of the Rams offense (which just lost Jared Goff to injury), and the disappointing rookie season for highly touted rookie, Jerry Jeudy.


Next up, Matt and Dalton talk the one player they got right this season, along with one they wish they could take back.


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Dec 30, 2020
2020 Hits and Misses & Week 17 pickups
00:58:04

We made it to the final waiver wire episode of the season! Our own Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski shame your week 17 fantasy title matchup before giving you a couple of names to target on the waiver wire...


For the rest of us who wrapped up the fantasy playoffs already, Scott and Andy go position by position and review the player evaluations they hit and missed on throughout the season. Which players have we already written off that will explode in 2020? Where will we draft Dak Prescott and Travis Kelce next year? 

 

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Dec 29, 2020
Week 16 Recap: Apologies if you faced Alvin Kamara
01:12:42

Most of the Week 16 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including Houston suffering yet another bad loss, the Bears continuing to light up the scoreboard, the Chiefs locking up the No. 1 seed, and much more.


They also discuss some amazing performances by Alvin Kamara, Myles Gaskin, Mike Evans, Andy Dalton, and David Johnson.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 28, 2020
Week 16 Preview: Get prepped for Championship Week + Betting Picks
01:13:05

Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens are here to talk all things Week 16 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott and Andy handicap all Week 16 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets, while also previewing all the fantasy action ahead.


[Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Will the Steelers figure out their issues, or will the red-hot Colts (-2) steamroll them? Will we see a fantasy extravaganza when the Titans and Packers square off (O/U: 56.5)? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Andy and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 16.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Andy and Scott also offer up some DFS value plays and names to fade for Week 16 as well as offering some nutty fantasy predictions for this weekend’s games.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 24, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Options to start over Russ and Zeke, plus other title game tips
00:51:43

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are back to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 16 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 16, including RB2s ready to help in the championship round like Salvon Ahmed, Tony Pollard, Le’Veon Bell, Ito Smith, and Jeff Wilson. They also discuss Brandon Aiyuk’s meteoric rise up the WR target leaderboard.


[Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including Russell Wilson’s struggles, the disappointment of any tight end not named Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, or Robert Tonyan, and more.


Next up, Matt and Dalton engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 15 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 16.


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Dec 23, 2020
Week 16 Pickups: Championship Game Weekend
00:56:17

Congratulations if you are lucky enough to be in your fantasy championship game! Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens are here to help you bring home the title belt. 


THE target this week should be Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Pick up the rookie even if it’s just to stash him on your bench. 


Scott and Andy open up the running back pickups to players over 50% owned for the first time all season. Should you target Jeff Wilson, Le’Veon Bell, or Tony Pollard? 


We have fewer options for the wide receiver and tight end positions but the guys have you covered there as well. 

 

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Dec 22, 2020
Week 15 Recap: David Montgomery and Jalen Hurts carry teams to the finals
01:02:41

Most of the Week 15 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including the Chiefs losing both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le’Veon Bell to injury late, the JETS UPSETTING THE RAMS TO GET THEIR FIRST WIN, and much more.


They also discuss some amazing performances by Jalen Hurts, David Montgomery, Lamar Jackson, Ryan Tannehill, Tony Pollard, and Calvin Ridley.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 21, 2020
Week 15 Fantasy Preview: Winning your semis while stars get shut-down
01:10:08

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 15 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast.


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 15 game, starting with SATURDAY’S kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.


Deshaun Watson’s been great this season, but how much longer will the Houston Texans risk the health of their franchise QB? Will the Football Team’s upstart defense be able to slow down Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf and the Seahawks? Will Mitchell Trubisky and David Montgomery delivery another league-winning performance? Who has the edge when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs take on Taysom Hill and the Saints? What about the duel between ex-Oklahoma QBs as Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles travel to face off against Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 15!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games.


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Dec 18, 2020
Week 15 Betting Preview: KC/NO, a Super Bowl preview?
01:04:27

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 15 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 15 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Will Justin Herbert and the Chargers (+3) blow past expectations against an undermanned Raiders team? Will the reeling Steelers cover the spread (-12) against the Bengals? How many points will be scored when the Chiefs and Saints square off (O/U, 51.5)? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 15.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Dalton and Scott also offer up some DFS value plays and names to fade for Week 15.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 17, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: How Rodgers, Allen, Big Ben and Trubisky impact offenses
00:54:31

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are back to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 15 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 15 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 15, including Aaron Rodger and Josh Allen playing at MVP levels, Brandon Aiyuk being used as an alpha WR, and Cam Akers’ hot streak.


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including injuries to Ronald Jones and James Conner, Mitchell Trubisky actually looking ... good ... and potential warning signs for Jalen Hurts’ passing ceiling.


Next up, Matt and Dalton engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 14 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 15.


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Dec 16, 2020
Week 15 Pickups: Playoff Waiver Wire
00:46:25

Congratulations on reaching the next round of your fantasy playoffs! You have come to the right podcast to bring home the title as Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens are here to shower you with football wisdom.

Jalen Hurts’ first start was historic as his Eagles dispatched the mighty Saints. Can we trust him in the playoffs? 

Do you need a wideout this week to make it to the next round? Well, Andy has a name for you. 

And good luck with the running back and tight end positions as the waiver wire keeps getting thinner and thinner. The guys do pitch a gadget player that could also be a league-winner this season 

 

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Dec 15, 2020
Week 14 Recap: Jalen Hurts shines and Derrick Henry, fantasy MVP?
01:11:59

Most of the Week 14 fantasy action is in the books, and Scott Pianowski and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Scott highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including the Washington Football Team with another statement win, Jonathan Taylor finally having a massive game, Jalen Hurts’ successful first start and more.


They also discuss some amazing performances by Derrick Henry, Drew Lock, Aaron Rodgers, and Miles Sanders.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 14, 2020
Week 14 Fantasy Preview: Kirk Cousins, the hottest QB in football
01:07:50

Matt Harmon and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 14 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast.


Matt and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 14 game, starting with Sunday morning’s kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.


Can Tompa Bay stop their skid against a red-hot Minnesota Vikings team and the en fuego Kirk Cousins? Will Robby Anderson have a massive game against the Denver Broncos now that DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel are on the COVID list? How will Jalen Hurts do in his first start? Who will emerge victorious when the Steelers and Bills square off in what could be a playoff preview?


Matt & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 14!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games.


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Dec 11, 2020
Week 14 Betting Preview: Zig-zag theory and DFS picks
01:00:02

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 14 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 14 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Will the Tennessee Titans bounce back from a tough loss to cover (-7) against the Jacksonville Jaguars? Can the red-hot Vikings offense help Minnesota (+6.5) hand Tampa Bay their third straight loss? How many points will be scored when the Packers and Lions square off (O/U 55.5)? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 14.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Dalton and Scott also offer up some DFS value plays and names to fade for Week 14.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 10, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Jonathan Taylor, DeAndre Hopkins and Big Ben
00:52:05

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are back to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 14 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 14, including a quintet of running backs like Wayne Gallman, Jr., Jonathan Taylor and Nick Chubb who’ve put up monster stat lines in small sample sizes and more.


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including the route tree of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Ben Roethlisberger’s recent passing performances.


Next up, Matt and Dalton engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 13 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 14.


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Dec 09, 2020
Week 14 Pickups: Playoff advice and waiver wire targets
00:46:29

We made it. For most of you, the fantasy playoffs begin this week and Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski are here to get your roster ready for a title run. 


The guys hand out some free advice before diving into the quarterback position. What can we expect from Jalen Hurts? 


Scott and Andy take a deeper look at the running back position this week as most of the solid options are near 50% rostered in Yahoo Fantasy leagues. Is there a potential league winner out there on the wire?


Wide Receiver is an interesting position heading into the playoffs thanks to players like Keke Coutee. Can the Texans wideout continue to post Will Fuller type numbers? 

 

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Dec 08, 2020
Week 13 Recap: It Hurts to say it, but it Jalen's time
01:14:05

Most of the Week 13 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including the Titans being stunned by the Browns and the Seahawks getting shocked by the Giants, Jalen Hurts’ performance after taking over for Carson Wentz, and a statement win by the Rams.


They also discuss some amazing performances by Darren Waller, Corey Davis, Baker Mayfield, and David Montgomery.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 07, 2020
Week 13 Fantasy Preview: Final decisions before the last Sunday of the fantasy regular season
01:17:21

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 13 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 13 game, starting with Sunday morning’s kick-off all the way through to Tuesday night’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens.


Will the Raiders bounce back with a big showing after blowing it last week? How will the Lions perform in the first game sans Matt Patricia? Will the December versions of Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake do destruction in the final week of the fantasy regular season?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 13!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games. This week’s nutty theme: a pair of tight end prognostications.


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Dec 04, 2020
Week 13 Betting Preview: Herbert vs. Belicheck and NFC East odds
00:55:07

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 13 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 13 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 13 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


How many points will be scored when two 8-3 teams square off in the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans (O/V: 54.5)? Will the Denver Broncos find a way to cover (+14) against the Kansas City Chiefs? Will Taysom Hill and the Saints (-3) conquer the Atlanta Falcons yet again? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 13.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Dalton and Scott also offer up some DFS value plays and names to fade for Week 13.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 03, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Kirk Cousins, top-10 QB but where has Russ gone?
00:49:07

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are back to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 13 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 13, including Kirk Cousins’ recent production, Austin Ekeler’s successful return, the Lions’ offensive outlook sans Matt Patricia, and more.

[Week 13 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including the state of the Texans WR corps now that Will Fuller has been suspended, some offensive struggles for Kyler Murray, and potential worry for the #LetRussCook movement.


Next up, Matt and Dalton engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 12 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 13.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Dec 02, 2020
Week 13 Pickups: Replacing Will Fuller
00:50:25

As you gear up for the fantasy playoffs, Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski are here to fine-tune your roster as we finally climb over the final bye weeks of the season. 


Tom Brady managers are looking for a QB as Tampa Bay is off this week. Should you turn to Kirk Cousins or another signal-caller?


At the running back position, Cam Akers clocked in a decent performance last week. Is that type of production here to stay or should you target Frank Gore or Alexander Mattison?


The wide receiver and tight end positions continue to thin out as this season drags on. Let Scott and Andy pick a few potential league winners to add to your roster.

 

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Dec 01, 2020
Week 12 Recap: King Henry's big day and Tyreek is King of the Hill
01:00:24

Most of the Week 12 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including Daniel Jones leaving with a hamstring injury, the Raiders being shocked in Atlanta, whatever that was in Broncos vs. Saints, and much, much more.


They also discuss some amazing performances by Tyreek Hill, Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Deebo Samuel.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Nov 30, 2020
Week 12 Fantasy Preview: Thankful predictions for Sunday's games
00:58:04

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 12 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every post-Thanksgiving Week 12 game, starting with Sunday morning’s kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks.


Was Jonathan Taylor’s big game in Week 11 a sign of things to come, or just a mirage? How many rushing touchdowns will be scored when Kyler Murray and Cam Newton square off? How will Taysom Hill follow up his first win as starting quarterback? Is it time we heap more effusive praise on the - gasp - Raiders?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 12!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games. This week’s nutty theme: a pair of tight end prognostications.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 27, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Corey Davis' Breakout and Kamara's bad game with Taysom Hill
00:57:01

Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon are back to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 11 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 11 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 12, including some wild stats in small sample sizes, like Davante Adams being the top-scoring WR in fantasy even though he’s played less than 10 games, Breshad Perriman surprisingly putting up numbers alongside Joe Flacco, and Justin Herbert being QB8 overall.


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including the warning signs that emerged for Alvin Kamara in Taysom Hill’s first start and Tom Brady’s struggles on deep balls.


They also preview the three Thanksgiving games ahead.


Next up, Matt and Dalton engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 11 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 12.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 25, 2020
Week 12 Pickups: Replacing Joe Burrow, Rex Burkhead and more
00:49:14

After a week of tough injuries and breakout performances, Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens are here to let you know who to consider picking up off the waiver wire.

Taysom Hill’s first start under center (not, tight end, by the way) went about as well as fantasy managers could have hoped, but Scott and Andy highlight a couple of other QB options if he’s already rostered in your league.


With Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins hitting the COVID-19 IR, Gus Edwards now has the Baltimore backfield to himself. Well, himself and Lamar Jackson. He might be a valuable one-week start for those of you struggling to fill your RB slots.


And old friends at WR like Michael Pittman, Jr. and Tim Patrick are still available in over 50 percent of Yahoo Fantasy Leagues. Could you do us a favor and help that number increase? We appreciate it.


Make sure to tune in five times a week to the Fantasy Football Forecast wherever you listen to podcasts.

 

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Nov 24, 2020
Week 11 Fantasy Football Recap: Taysom Hill starts, Joe Burrow carted off
00:59:17

Most of the Week 11 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including the unfortunate, apparent season-ending injury for Joe Burrow, Taysom Hill’s first start, more struggles for the Eagles, and the Cowboys bouncing back with the return of Andy Dalton.


They also discuss some amazing performances by Deshaun Watson, Adam Thielen, Justin Herbert, and Keenan Allen.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 23, 2020
Week 11 Fantasy Preview: Is the Michael Pittman, Jr. breakout finally here?
00:52:31

Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don are here to get you ready for Week 11 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Dalton dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 11 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Will the endless amount of targets continue for J.D. McKissic when the Washington Football Team takes on the Cincinnati Bengals? Who will win when Cam Newton and Deshaun Watson square off? Will the Raiders stop a healthy, refreshed Kansas City Chiefs team? After Michael Pittman’s 122 yard game last week against Tennessee, can the rookie WR breakout for even bigger numbers this week against a tempting Green Bay Packers defense?


Liz & Dalton try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 11!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games.

Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 20, 2020
Week 11 Betting Preview: Division Races and who to pick at MVP
01:03:25

Scott Pianowski and Yahoo Sports’ own Frank Schwab are here to talk all things betting in Week 11 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 11 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Scott & Frank handicap all Week 11 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Who will emerge victorious when the Seahawks (-3) take on the Cardinals in a huge NFC West matchup? Will Jameis Winston help the Saints cover (-5) against the Falcons? How many points will be scored when the Raiders take on the Chiefs (O/U 56.5)? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Frank and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 10.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 19, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Rookies to watch in the second half
00:50:52

Matt Harmon is joined by Hayden Winks of Rotoworld to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 11 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 11 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Matt and Hayden dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 10, including the top wide receivers and tight ends in air yards from the last four weeks (Josh Reynolds, anyone?), and D’Andre Swift’s breakout in Week 10.


There are some trends Matt and Hayden don’t like, though, including Travis Fulgham’s outlook now that Jalen Reagor is healthy, Russell Wilson’s struggles the last two weeks, and J.D. McKissic’s emergence alongside Alex Smith.


Next up, Matt and Hayden engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 10 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 11.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 18, 2020
Week 11 Pickups: Return of Jameis Winston
00:47:25

As we barrel towards the fantasy playoffs, Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens are here to tune up your lineup before a championship run.

Is it Jameis Winston time? With Drew Brees out for a stretch, the guys are going all-in on Winston in a couple of leagues at the quarterback position. 

New England Patriots breakout stud Jakobi Meyers is your waiver priority for the wideout spot. Andy and Scott have a few more names to target as well. 

Pickup options at the tight end and running back positions are very bleak. Let the guys parse through the junk pile and recommend a few players that could save your season. 

Make sure to tune in five times a week to the Fantasy Football Forecast wherever you listen to podcasts. 

 

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Nov 17, 2020
Week 10 Recap: TB rebounds, Drew Lock slips up and Hopkins saves the day
00:59:02

Most of the Week 10 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including the Steelers moving to a very impressive 9-0, a turnover-filled outing by Drew Lock, and an injury to Drew Brees. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Tom Brady, Josh Jacobs, Kyler Murray — how about that Hail Mary! — and Alvin Kamara.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 16, 2020
Week 10 Fantasy Preview: Welcome back, checkdown king Alex Smith
01:13:24

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 10 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 10 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.


Will Antonio Brown have a big game against Carolina after his underwhelming debut? Is J.D. McKissic a must-start now that checkdown king Alex Smith is under center for the Washington Football Team? How will Nick Chubb look if he makes a successful long-awaited return to the field? How wild will things get when Kyler Murray and Cardinals take on Josh Allen and the Bills? Will Jared Goff put up boffo numbers against the leaky Seahawks pass defense?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 10!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games including one tight end Andy guarantees will find the end-zone this weekend and an under-the-radar rookie WR Liz believes will put up some huge stats.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 13, 2020
Week 10 Betting Preview: Russ takes on the Rams and more
00:56:01

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 10 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 10 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 10 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Will the Jake Luton-led Jaguars cover the spread (+13.5) against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3) bounce back against a likely CMC-less Panthers team? How many total points will be scored when Buffalo and Arizona square off (O/U 55.5). Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 10.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 12, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Brandin Cooks, Jerry Jeudy and more
00:49:43

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 10 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast — and stay tuned for a very special interview at the end of the show!


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 10, including why Brandin Cooks is #good, and a potential resurgence for DJ Chark alongside Jake Luton.

There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including what Alex Smith’s quarterbacking means for Washington’s fantasy outlook and some of the surprising names on the Air Yards per attempt leaderboard.


Next up, Matt and Dalton engage in their weekly edition of “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 9 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 10.


Finally, Matt and Dalton welcome Brian Fischler — comedian, podcaster, and much more — to discuss his All-Blind Fantasy Football League. Brian isn’t like most other fantasy commissioners: Brian lost his eyesight gradually in adulthood and he shares his story along with how the league came to be, how blind football fans play fantasy and how his 2020 fantasy season has been going (as well as Brian’s appearance on Top Gear).


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 11, 2020
Week 10 pickups, betting the MVP race
00:46:39

Injuries, bye weeks, and busts, oh my. Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski help you navigate this treacherous fantasy season by picking a few players at each position.


Injuries continue to pile up at the running back spot as Christian McCaffrey, David Montgomery and David Johnson all suffered minor knocks. Which ball carrier is the best option to fill in this week?


Calling all Patrick Mahomes owners! Your MVP candidate has hit his bye week. Should you target Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater? 


Speaking of the MVP race, the guys pick their favorite to take home the award before cutting a couple of players that they can’t stand to see on their roster one more week. 

 

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Nov 10, 2020
Week 9 Recap: CMC returns, Cook keeps cooking and the Josh Allen ride continues
01:09:45

Most of the Week 9 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Scott Pianowski are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats, and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including the return of Christian McCaffrey, another statement win for Tua Tagovailoa, and the Pittsburgh Steelers staying undefeated. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Dalvin Cook (again), Josh Allen, and Kyler Murray.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 09, 2020
Week 9 Fantasy Preview: How will Christian McCaffrey's return affect Mike Davis?
01:05:43

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 9 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 9 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the New York Jets and New England Patriots.


With the starting QB job still in question are the Dallas Cowboys about to suffer another devastating loss, this time to the Pittsburgh Steelers? With Mark Ingram likely out again, is the Baltimore running back droppable? What will the Buccaneers look like in Tompa Bay with Antonio Brown getting his first start?


And most importantly: what will the backfield split look like in Carolina with Christian McCaffrey returning to the field for the first time since injuring his ankle in Week 2?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 9!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 06, 2020
Week 9 Betting Preview: Baltimore takes on Indy and DFS picks of the week
00:53:18

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 9 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


[Week 9 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 9 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Can the Buffalo Bills (+3) upset the Seattle Seahawks? Will the Chiefs cover another big spread (-10.5), this time against the Carolina Panthers? Are we in for a shootout (O/U 51.5) between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 9.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 05, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: JaMycal Hasty vs. Ezekiel Elliott ROS and what's up with Marquise Brown?
00:53:29

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 9 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into some key stats and trends ahead of Week 9, including the top/bottom teams in pass/rush rate on 1st and 2nd down, since Week 5, the breakdown of the Indianapolis Colts backfield, and more.


[Week 9 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, including what could happen to breakout RB James Robinson’s output now that the Jaguars are set to start Jake Luton at QB in place of an injured Gardner Minshew. They also discuss the various 49er injuries, and the warning signs surrounding Marquise Brown’s fantasy outlook.


Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 8 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 9.

Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

 

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Nov 04, 2020
Week 9 Pickups: Replacing George Kittle
00:52:03

Welcome to another pickups podcast featuring fantasy gurus Scott Pianowski and Andy Behrens. The guys will guide your fantasy team to the playoffs by going through each position and highlighting the players you must target this week. 


Andy and Scott start with the running back position. Should you go after Damien Harris, Gus Edwards or Jordan Wilkins on the waiver wire? 


The wide receiver and tight end positions are thinning out week by week. Who is the replacement for 49ers stud George Kittle in your lineup?


Make sure to stay locked in with the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast five times a week for all your fantasy needs wherever you listen to podcasts. 

 

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Nov 03, 2020
Week 8 Recap: Cook returns with 4 TDs and Mahomes' big day
01:02:02

Most of the Week 8 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including another tough loss by the Titans and Patriots, the Steelers remaining undefeated, and the Colts putting up a 40-burger against the Lions. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Dalvin Cook, Patrick Mahomes, and Davante Adams.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Nov 02, 2020
Week 8 Fantasy Preview: What can we expect from Tua's first start?
01:04:26

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 8 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 8 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Will Tua Time be on full display against the Rams? Will Cam Newton and the Patriots stand a chance against the Bills now that they’ll be missing Julian Edelman? Who will prove victorious when the Seahawks take on the 49ers? Do (checks notes) Ben DiNucci and the Dallas Cowboys stand any chance against Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 8!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Oct 30, 2020
Week 8 Betting Preview: BUF finally a fave over NE and Le'Veon's revenge
00:51:53

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 8 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 8 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Will the Packers cover the spread (-7) against the division-rival Vikings? Who will win when the Ravens (-4) take on the Steelers? How many points will be scored when the Seahawks take on the 49ers (O/U 52.5)? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 8.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 29, 2020
Stat trends you love and hate to see: Fulgham breaks out and can Cam turn it around?
00:53:46

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 8 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into the stats and trends they love, including some great performances by Travis Fulgham and the continued success of the San Francisco running-backs-by-committee.


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, like Cam Newton’s performance since his return from the COVID list, some slow times for Tyreek Hill, and the state of the Browns offense now that they’ll be without Nick Chubb and Odell Beckham Jr.


Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 7 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 8.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Oct 28, 2020
Week 8 Pickups: Replacing OBJ, is it Tua time?
00:51:53

Odell Beckham Jr. went down with a season-ending injury during the Browns dramatic win over the Bengals. Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski are here to save your fantasy season yet again with another pickups podcast. 

The guys also sift through the leftovers at the running backs position as injuries continue to pile up. Who is the best option to replace Chris Carson? Scott also has a sneaky strategy each fantasy player should employ weekly. 

At the quarterback position, Scott and Andy debate when you should target Dolphins rookie Tua Tagovailoa after plucking a few QBs for your waiver wire needs. 


Make sure to stay tuned five times a week to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast on your favorite podcast app. 

 

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Oct 27, 2020
Week 7 recap: OBJ's injury, Diontae's bounceback and Davante's big day
00:58:42

Most of the Week 7 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game in the full Sunday slate, including Odell Beckham Jr. suffering a knee injury that knocked him out of the game, another upset loss for the Falcons, and the Titans losing their undefeated record to the 6-0 Steelers. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Davante Adams, Joe Burrow, Diontae Johnson, and Jeff Wilson Jr.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 26, 2020
Week 7 Fantasy Preview: Is Baker Mayfield a game manager?
01:00:04

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 7 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 7 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams.


Can the Buffalo Bills right the ship by crushing the New York Jets? Should we even care about Washington vs. Dallas? Is Lions-Falcons about to be a fantasy wonderland?


On a more serious note, Sunday night’s Las Vegas-Tampa Bay game turned into Sunday afternoon’s Las Vegas-Tampa Bay game. The Raiders may be without their entire starting offensive line due to COVID. It’s a major wait-and-see, but Liz & Andy will tell you what you need to look out for as the stifling Tampa Bay defense is primed for a potentially dominating performance against an incomplete Vegas squad.


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 7!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 23, 2020
Week 7 Betting Preview: Russ vs. Kyler and can Andy Dalton turn back the clock?
00:48:25

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 7 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 7 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Will the Bengals (+3) defeat the crosstown rival Browns? Will Buffalo (-13.5) cover the spread against the lowly Jets? What’s the right total play when the Seahawks and Cardinals square off (55.5 O/U)? Dive into the show to find out.


[Play in Yahoo’s NFL $200K Baller. $15 entry fee and $25K to first place]


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 7.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 22, 2020
Stat trends we love and hate to see: What snap counts tell us about RBBCs
00:47:17

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 7 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into the stats and trends they love, including some great performances by Darrell Henderson and D’Andre Swift!


Unfortunately, not everybody is happy about some trends, like everyone who expected David Montgomery (has seen his workload increase every week without Tarik Cohen and is second in the NFL in broken tackles) and Ronald Jones (currently fifth in the NFL in rushing) to bust!


There are some trends Matt and Dalton don’t like, though, like Mike Evans target share with Chris Godwin on the field and the backfield snap share for the Washington Football Team.


Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 6 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 7.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 21, 2020
Week 7 Pickups: How are all these Chargers still available?
00:49:29

Injuries, busts, breakouts. Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski have you covered before you hit the waiver wire heading into Week 7. 

Scott and Andy begin by revealing which running backs they are targeting. Justin Jackson, for instance, is still available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues…(9:07)

The guys also suggest Mike Williams at the wideout position along with a few other young pass-catchers including Travis Fulgham of the Eagles. (18:37)

Can we trust Jimmy Garoppolo going forward? Make sure to stick around until the very end for players Scott & Andy are cutting this week. (42:25)

 

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Oct 20, 2020
Week 6 recap: Mattison flops, Claypool stays hot and Titans reign supreme
00:59:23

Most of the Week 6 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game the full Sunday slate, including a benching for Baker Mayfield, a bust performance for Alexander Mattison, and a shocking loss by the Patriots to the Broncos. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Derrick Henry, Deshaun Watson, Julio Jones, and Justin Jefferson.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 19, 2020
Week 6 Fantasy Preview: Can Claypool be PIT's WR1 & is it CEH panic time?
01:02:43

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 6 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 6 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s doubleheader between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.


Is Chase Claypool a startable option against the Browns after his massive breakout game? How will Cam Newton and Drew Lock look in their return to the field? Can Andy Dalton keep the talented pass-catchers in Dallas all performing at a high level?


Oh, and Le’Veon Bell signed with the Kansa City Chiefs. Andy & Liz talk discuss the immediate impact and what this means for Clyde Edwards-Helaire owners.


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 6!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 16, 2020
Week 6 Betting Preview: Betting on Belicheck and Home Underdogs
00:52:23

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 6 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 6 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Will the Minnesota Vikings (-3.5) overcome the loss of Dalvin Cook to cover the spread against the reeling Falcons? Will points come in bunches when Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers square off (53.5)? Will Cam Newton’s expected return lead the Patriots (-9.5) to a blowout victory over the Broncos? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 6.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 15, 2020
Stat trends we love and hate to see: Projecting Mecole Hardman and what's up with Zach Ertz?
00:43:48

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 6 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into the stats and trends they love, including Chase Claypool’s rise through the Steelers ranks, Mecole Hardman’s opportunity with Sammy Watkins sidelined and Chase Edmonds increasing snap rate in the Cardinals offense.


Unfortunately, there are some trends they don’t like too, like Zach Ertz’s recent performances without Dallas Goedert, DeSean Washington or Alshon Jeffery, and rookie RBs Jonathan Taylor and Clyde Edwards-Helaire failure to meet their hype.


Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded in Week 5 and a defense they expect to get demolished in Week 6.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 14, 2020
Week 6 Pickups: Replacing Dak Prescott & players to drop
00:46:54

Another week, another devastating injury in the National Football League as Cowboys star Dak Prescott has his record-setting season cut short. Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski have the names you need to target to replace the Dallas signal-caller. (2:20)

How do the Steelers keep finding these wide receivers? The guys break down Chase Claypool’s huge performance versus the Eagles before listing a few more wideouts to target on the waiver wire. (16:01)

There are not too many options left out there at the tight end (29:59) and running back (33:38) positions. Andy and Scott help you dig through the bargain bin before cutting bate on a couple of players in a new segment. (40:51)

 

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Oct 13, 2020
Week 5 Recap: Dak goes down and Chase Claypool breaks out
00:54:20

Most of the Week 5 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game the full Sunday slate, including another Falcons disappointment, the Raiders upsetting Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, and the devastating injury suffered by Dak Prescott. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Chase Claypool, Brandin Cooks, Preston Williams, and Mike Davis.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 12, 2020
Week 5 Fantasy Preview: Be kind to your commissioners
01:08:51

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 5 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 5 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between newly named rest-of-season starting quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers and Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.


Will Kenyan Drake FINALLY deliver in a plus matchup? How will Joe Burrow do against the vaunted Baltimore Ravens defense? How many points will be scored when Seattle and Minnesota meet?


Plus, what should you do when not one, but TWO games were postponed out of Sunday into either Monday or Tuesday?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 5!


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 09, 2020
Week 5 Betting Preview: Bullish on the Bears, Bearish on the Cardinals
00:55:05

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 5 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 5 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Can Carson Wentz and the Eagles (+7) start a winning streak when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers? Should you trust the Houston Texans (-6.5) sans Bill O’Brien? Will the Chiefs cover their big spread (-13.5) over the Raiders? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 5.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 08, 2020
Stat trends we love and hate to see: Cowboys Target Share and Fill-In RBs
00:47:45

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 5 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Dalton dive into the stats and trends they love, including quality backups in Kareem Hunt and Joshua Kelley — speaking of Chargers, how about Justin Herbert? — getting increased opportunity, and the Texans finally freeing themselves of Bill O’Brien.


Matt and Dalton also talk target share among some spread-the-wealth offenses to see who is on the upswing and who isn’t, like the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Dallas Cowboys (sorry, Michael Gallup).


Unfortunately, there are some trends they don’t like too, like the Arizona Cardinals offense not looking as good as expected, DJ Moore suffering behind Robby Anderson, and Josh Jacobs not delivering on his outlook.


Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded the prior week. In Week 4, the Dallas Cowboys run defense made franchise history after what they let the Browns do to them.


They also point out two defense they’d expect to get shelled in Week 5.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 07, 2020
Week 5 Pickups: Replacing Michel, Chubb & Ekeler
00:52:53

As more and more injuries pile up in the NFL, Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski are here to get you back on track to a league title.

Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and Austin Ekeler are the latest star running backs to get banged up. Should you turn to Damien Harris, D’Ernest Johnson, Justin Jackson or Chase Edmonds?

It remains to be all about the rookies at wide receiver on the waiver wire. Will Tee Higgins replace A.J. Green as the Bengals top target? (34:47)

And at the tight end position, Scott and Andy each give you a streaming option ahead of Week 5.

Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

 

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Oct 06, 2020
Week 4 Recap: Welcome back OBJ and Mixon!
00:57:01

Most of the Week 4 fantasy action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game the full Sunday slate, including another wild Cowboys game, this time in a loss against the Cleveland Browns (featuring a huge game by OBJ), worrying injuries for Austin Ekeler and Nick Chubb, and another tough loss for the Houston Texans, who fall to 0-4. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Joe Mixon, Dalvin Cook, and Tom Brady.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 05, 2020
Week 4 Fantasy Preview: Streaming QB options if you were counting on Big Ben or Tannehill
01:04:11

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 4 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s potentially high-scoring matchup between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.


Will Kyler Murray bounce back versus Carolina? Will Baltimore take their frustrations out on a weak Washington team? Who will win when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs square off against Cam Newton and the Patriots?


Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 4, including discussing how we at Yahoo Fantasy are handling the Titans-Steelers postponement as well as identifying some QBs you might want to pick up if Ben Roethlisberger or Ryan Tannehill were starting on your roster.


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 02, 2020
Week 4 Betting Preview: A Baltimore bounceback + love for James Rb1nson
00:49:33

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 4 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


What’s the best bet for the greatest quarterback matchup this side of Brady vs. Manning when SAM DARNOLD and the Jets (+1) face off against BRETT RYPIEN and the Broncos (ugh)? Should you take the points with Cam Newton and Patriots (+7) against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 4.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Oct 01, 2020
Stat trends we love and hate to see: Kamara's shot at RB1, top 5 worst defenses & more
00:44:23

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First and foremost, Matt & Dalton discuss Tuesday’s breaking news that eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization have tested positive for COVID-10 and that both the Titans and Vikings (their Week 3 opponent) would be barred from in-person team activities for the time being. As that story develops, keep it tuned to the podcast as well as @YahooFantasy on Twitter.


Next, Matt and Dalton dive into the stats they love with the top-five running backs with the highest percentage of their team’s yards from scrimmage, including Alvin Kamara, James Robinson, Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, and Derrick Henry (4:10).


There’s also some hype surrounding Darrell Henderson Jr. and Nick Foles, who’ve seen their roles changed, so Matt and Dalton discuss their outlooks. (13:00)

Unfortunately, there are some trends they don’t like too, like the Saints defense sucking and Drew Brees looking washed, cooked & all-around finished. (22:35)


They also discuss some buy-low wideouts you might want to make a trade for in your league (27:00), if Calvin Ridley has overtaken Julio Jones as Atlanta’s WR1 (33:35) and some bottom five defenses in passing and rushing success (35:20).


Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded the prior week. While they lament the Baltimore defense getting flattened by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, they also point out two defense they’d expect to get shelled in Week 4. (41:00)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Sep 30, 2020
Week 4 Pickups: Which rookie wideouts are we targeting?
00:38:36

Andy Behrens is joined by John Paulsen of 4for4.com to prepare you for waiver wire transactions heading into Week 4 of the NFL season. 

The guys start at the running back position by asking how is Myles Gaskin still available? Go pick him up already! (8:33)

At the wide receiver position, a few rookies broke out this past week. Should you target Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, Brandon Aiyuk or Chase Claypool? (14:59)

And at the quarterback spot, are we believing in Kirk Cousins and Baker Mayfield again heading into a few favorable matchups? (28:57) 

 

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Sep 29, 2020
Week 3 Recap: Nick Foles steps in, Burkhead steps up, Houston steps back
00:59:58

Most of the Week 3 action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game the full Sunday slate, including another Falcons blown lead and loss, another quiet outing for OBJ, and another BAD outing for Carson Wentz. They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Russell Wilson, Derrick Henry, and ... Rex Burkhead?!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 28, 2020
Week 3 Fantasy Preview: Can Eagles, Falcons and Vikings get right?
01:02:52

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 3 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 3 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s huge matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.


Can Carson Wentz & the Philadelphia Eagles get right against the winless Cincinnati Bengals? Speaking of winless, can the Falcons and Vikings get their first W on Sunday? Who will stay undefeated when the high-flying Bills and Rams square off? How will Justin Herbert do in his second start? Who will dominate San Francisco’s backfield on Sunday against the Giants? Will Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 3.


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Sep 25, 2020
Week 3 Betting Preview: Minshew Mania and an AFC Title Matchup?
00:55:27

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 3 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 3 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Who will win the battle of Florida between the Dolphins (+3) and the Jaguars? Will the Bills (-2.5) remain undefeated vs. the Rams? Should you take the Jets and the points (+11) over Indianapolis? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 3.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 24, 2020
Stat trends we love and hate to see: What hot and cold starts are for real?
00:49:54

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football and Week 3 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, our analysts discuss some of the hottest starts to the season (06:45), including those had by James Robinson, Josh Jacobs, Calvin Ridley, Aaron Jones, Stefon Diggs/John Brown, Kareem Hunt, and Darren Waller.


Dalton and Matt also check in on the play share percentage of some of the top rookie running backs. (20:25)


There are some slow starts we’re not fans of too (25:00), like those had by Joe Mixon, Allen Robinson, Michael Gallup, T.Y. Hilton, and AJ Green.


Next up, Matt and Dalton’s new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense or defensive player who got absolutely shelled the prior week, then they’ll dive into the data and point out the defensive matchups you might want to take advantage of the following Sunday (45:30). In Week 2, the Miami Dolphins secondary got absolutely torched! Our analysts also reveal who they think will get shelled in Week 3.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 23, 2020
Week 3 Pickups: Replacing Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey
00:47:15

Everyone... and I mean everyone... is heading to the waiver wire after yet another injury-riddled weekend in the NFL. Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski go through each position to give you the players the experts are picking up to salvage their season. 

Needless to say, running back will be a huge need for many this week. Andy and Scott both agree on the one available player you should target to replace Barkley and McCaffrey. 

The wide receiver position also suffered key injuries. Is it about time we put more stock into the Jacksonville offense? The guys stay in the AFC South for your go-to tight end option as well. 

 

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Sep 22, 2020
Week 2 Recap: Injuries, injuries, and more injuries
00:58:54

Most of the Week 2 action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game the full Sunday slate, including terrible injuries suffered by Saquon Barkley and Raheem Mostert.


They also talk through some of the incredible performances by Dak Prescott, Calvin Ridley, Stefon Diggs, and much more!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 21, 2020
Week 2 Fantasy Preview: Will the real WR2s please stand up?
00:57:56

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 2 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 2 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Las Vegas Raiders.


What can we expect from the Philadelphia Eagles with Miles Sanders returning from injury? How will Courtland Sutton’s return affect Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant in Denver? Can Hayden Hurst match some of Austin Hooper’s volume in the Atlanta offense after a quiet Week 1? Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 2.


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction (Ronald Jones, top-five RB, anyone?) for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 18, 2020
Week 2 Betting Preview
00:51:17

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting in Week 2 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Scott & Dalton handicap all Week 2 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Is Joe Burrow and the Bengals (+6) defying the odds against their crosstown rivals a good bet? How about the Tompa Bay Buccaneers (-8.5) getting their first W against the Carolina Panthers? Will the injury-riddled San Francisco 49ers be able to cover (-7) against the lowly Jets? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 2.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 17, 2020
Stat trends we love and hate to see from Week 1
00:46:19

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football and Week 2 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, our analysts discuss some of the biggest Week 1 trends from the opening act. Some we love: The Seahawks becoming a most pass-heavy team and allowing themselves to #LetRussCook, the Bills cutting loose with play-action passes (tops in the NFL in Week 1!), Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Austin Ekeler being top-10 in RB routes run (breathe Ekeler managers, breathe), Diontae Johnson commanding targets in the Steelers receiving corps, and Gardner Minshew being almost perfect.


There were some trends we hated too, though, like the bottom-five teams in early down success rate (yikes, Eagles), the results for Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Chubb, James Conner, Tom Brady, and Dallas’ offensive line.


Next up, Matt and Dalton’s new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense or defensive player who got absolutely shelled the prior week, then they’ll dive into the data and point out the defensive matchups you might want to take advantage of the following Sunday. In Week 1, whoever was guarding or trying to guard DeAndre Hopkins and Davante Adams definitely got shelled! Our analysts also reveal who they think will get shelled in Week 2.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 16, 2020
Week 2 Pickups: How to replace Blake Jarwin and Marlon Mack
00:50:41

Week 1 is officially behind us and many of you are already rushing to the waiver wire to bolster your roster. Our own Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski react to the Marlon Mack and Blake Jarwin season-ending injuries.


Andy and Scott also dive into the wide receiver and quarterback positions as a few players surprised last week. Is Minshew Mania here to stay and which wide receiver could be this year's D.J. Chark? The guys parse through all of the Week 1 anomalies to help you with your midweek fantasy transactions.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 15, 2020
Week 1 Recap: DeAndre and Kyler shine, a Jags goldmine, and Brady's decline?
00:51:12

Most of the Week 1 action is in the books, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to talk through it all on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Liz highlight the biggest fantasy moments, toughest beats and concerning conundrums from every game the full Sunday slate, including incredible performances by Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Josh Allen, Nyheim Hines, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, and much more!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 14, 2020
Week 1 Fantasy Preview: Cam's Debut, #LetRussCook and Backfield Battles to Watch
00:58:04

Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 1 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 1 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s double-header between the Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Giants and Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos.


And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 11, 2020
Week 1 Betting Preview – Uncertainty reigns supreme
00:49:27

Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things betting on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast — and Week 1 kickoff is almost here!


Scott & Dalton handicap all sixteen Week 1 matchups and also throw in some moneylines, player props and fantasy nuggets.


Can the Houston Texans overcome the massive 9.5 point spread they face against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night? Should you feel confident about the Dallas Cowboys as road favorites against the Los Angeles Rams? Is Kirk Cousins a better QB than Aaron Rodgers at this point? Will there be any Joe Burrow Kool-Aid left to go around after a winnable matchup at home against the Chargers on Sunday afternoon? Dive into the show to find out.


This week’s odds are courtesy of BetMGM, and Dalton and Scott discuss them for the full slate of NFL matchups in Week 1.


(As always, odds are subject to change before gametime.)


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 10, 2020
RB shuffle, Extension SZN and Week 1 Defenses to Exploit
00:28:09

Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast — and we’re just two days from Week 1 kickoff!


First up, our analysts discuss some of the big transactions ahead of Week 1 action, like Adrian Peterson's return to the NFC North and whether Washington naming J.D. McKissic their starting running back has shaken our confidence in Antonio 'CMC 2.0' Gibson.


The Chicago Bears named Mitch Trubisky the starter, while Kareem Hunt and DeAndre Hopkins both got nice extensions with one reportedly on the way for Alvin Kamara.


Next up, Matt and Dalton debut a new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they’ll discuss a defense or defensive player who got absolutely shelled the prior week, then they’ll dive into the data and point out the defensive matchups you might want to take advantage of the following Sunday.


Since this is Week 1, Matt and Dalton will take this segment to look ahead at matchups they believe will be pretty lopsided on Sunday. Matt goes with the Bills passing game vs. the Jets secondary, while Dalton thinks the 49ers’ passing game is going to have a field day against the Cardinals secondary.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 09, 2020
Early Waiver-Wire Pickups and 2020 Bold Predictions
00:49:07

It’s never too early to hit the waiver wire! Yahoo’s Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski discuss pickups ahead of Week 1 and their bold predictions for the 2020 NFL Season!


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Every week through the NFL season, Andy and Scott will comb through the waiver wire and free-agent lists to highlight players you should consider adding to your fantasy roster. Our pre-season pickups:


  • Chris Thompson: With no Leonard Fournette to compete for touches, Thompson will be called on early and often to catch the ball out of the backfield.
  • Preston Williams: With a narrow passing tree to battle for catches and early training-camp buzz, Williams could continue last year’s breakout.
  • Darrel Williams: Even the second-string running back in Kansas City’s high-powered offense will be worthy of flex consideration, and what if CEH flops?
  • Bryan Edwards: The rookie Raiders receiver will be called on early and often in the Vegas offense with Tyrell Williams hitting IR.
  • Late-round Tight Ends: Chris Herndon, Blake Jarwin, Irv Smith, Ian Thomas, Jack Doyle could all provide top-5 TE value.
  • JJ Arcega-Whiteside: Despite last year’s debacle, another offseason could mean a breakout year.


And our bold predictions for 2020 — please don’t at us if these are wrong, they’re supposed to be bold!


  • Joe Burrow puts up the greatest rookie fantasy quarterback season of all time.
  • Terry McLaurin is a top-5 WR in 2020.
  • Both DJ’s, D.J. Chark and D.J. Moore, put up top-10 WR value.
  • New England Patriots win less than 8 games in 2020.
  • Matthew Stafford leads the NFL in passing yards and is an MVP candidate.
  • Derrick Henry doubles last year’s number and catches 40 passes
  • Zack Moss is better than Devin Singletary
  • CeeDee Lamb beats out either Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup to become Dallas’s second best fantasy receiver.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Sep 08, 2020
Cam conquers quarterback competition and last-minute draft sleepers
00:39:57

Liz Loza is joined by Jen Ryan of Sportsline to talk sleeper picks and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


But first, some news. We know Leonard Fournette got picked up by real-life fantasy team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Should we consider him a sleeper or a pass?


Cam Newton won the starting quarterback job in New England — does this make him more trustworthy in fantasy, even after the Pats cut Mohamed Sanu which further lessened the number of receiver weapons on this team?


The immortal Josh Gordon is back for another year. Liz and Jen discuss his fantasy chances as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.


Next up, the analysts discuss their sleeper picks at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end.


This will be the last weekend without football, so if you haven’t gotten your fantasy action yet, create or join a league now and get to drafting!


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Sep 04, 2020
You probably won't agree with these draft rankings
00:54:08

Dalton Del Don is joined by Rudy Gamble of Razzball to talk some unorthodox draft rankings on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


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Both Dalton and Rudy are notorious for having player rankings which are often completely different in some form or fashion when compared to the rest of the fantasy industry. So, they talk about some of the players they’re higher/lower on this year: Joe Burrow, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, James Conner, Le’Veon Bell, J.K. Dobbins, David Johnson, Chris Godwin, CeeDee Lamb, Terry McLaurin, A.J. Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Blake Jarwin, and many more!


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Sep 03, 2020
Care/Don't Care: Cowboys, Steelers, Browns
00:43:05

Matt Harmon is joined by three very special guests — Yahoo Sports’ very own Senior NFL reporter Terez Paylor, Matt Waldman of The Rookie Scouting Portfolio, and Kaelen Jones of The Ringer — to talk all things football on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! 

Matt and our guests highlight some fantasy team previews that need further investigation — specifically, discussing what they don’t care about those teams. These include: Not caring about the Pittsburgh’s Steelers’ past, Mike McCarthy being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and the Cleveland Brown’s 2019 struggles.

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Sep 02, 2020
Evaluating every coaching and offensive coordinator change (plus Leonard Fournette released!)
00:55:16

Andy Behrens is joined by Patrick Dougherty of Rotoworld from 4for4 Football to talk about the coaching carousel and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, some news: The Jacksonville Jaguars WAIVED running back Leonard Fournette. Yes, the Fournette era — which started via a top-five draft pick — is over for the Jags. Andy and Patrick discuss the fantasy implications of this move, considering the running backs on the depth chart are: Chris Thompson, Ryquell Armstead, Devine Ozigbo and a pair of undrafted free agents. (1:35)


Next up, Patrick and Andy look back at all of the major head coach and offensive coordinator changes that occurred this offseason and talk about what to expect with the season less than two weeks away.

The Eagles, Vikings, Rams and Bears all landed new OCs and the Cowboys kept theirs but swapped out HC Jason Garrett for Mike McCarthy. Can we expect any major changes to these offenses at all or will they pretty much resemble what they looked like last year? (16:05)


Can Kevin Sefanski and Alex Van Pelt revive Baker Mayfield in his third season and effectively run a copy of the 2019 Minnesota offense (but with Odell Beckham, Jr.)? (21:35)


Pat Shurmur has been a bad head coach but always pretty effective as an offensive coordinator. Can he rocket second-year duo Drew Lock and Noah Fant into the conversation in the AFC? (27:35)


Will Ron Rivera & Scott Turner bring stability to Washington and help mature Dwayne Haskins into the first-round talent he promised at Ohio State? (33:55)


Joe Judge & Jason Garrett will steer the ship for the New York Giants. Will Judge’s scared-straight drill sergeant routine help the lowly G-Men and can Garrett turn Daniel Jones into a more consistent QB? (40:20)


With new pieces all over the Carolina organization from head coach Matt Rhule all the way down, will Teddy Bridgewater be put in the best place to succeed with the talented, if slightly unproven, WR corps? (46:25)


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Sep 01, 2020
Our favorite bets of 2020: Team W/L Totals, Awards, and Fantasy Points
00:48:15

Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don look through the slate of bets up for wagering at BetMGM to figure out what teams will surprise and disappoint, their picks for awards like MVP and Rookie of the Year, and place a few bets on props like fantasy points and most receiving yards in a game.


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If you’re new to betting, we suggest checking out Liz Loza's episode with betting analyst Minty Bets to understand betting terminology and how betting lines are structured.


You might be wondering what betting has to do with fantasy football, but it’s a great way to have a chance to still be invested if you miss out on one of your favorite fantasy targets in a fantasy draft. Only one team will get Terry McLaurin in a draft, but if you expect a break out year, the over on his season-long fantasy points is available for a wager. And it goes the other way too: You can use odds and lines to see how Vegas projects players to inform your fantasy moves.


Team Win Totals (03:45)

Awards: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year (29:15)

QB Props (36:00)

RB Props (37:30)

WR Props (39:00)

TE Props (43:30)

 

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Aug 31, 2020
Start here if you don't know where to start
01:12:52

We realize the NFL season (two weeks away) could be sneaking up on you, not to mention your fantasy football draft. You don’t need another thing on your to-do list, so we’re here to do the heavy lifting to get you prepared. We’re going to try to pack as much fantasy advice as we can in that time if your mind has been understandably elsewhere. All in just 60 minutes — can’t beat that!


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To get you up to speed, we present the Yahoo Fantasy Cram Session!


Incoming rookies, veterans on new teams, the latest injuries, fantasy draft strategy and more — there are so many things that the average fan needs to catch up on every August for their fantasy leagues, particularly during the most unpredictable NFL off-season in history:


  • What to do in the first round of your draft (04:15)
  • Some players we really love at their current value (20:00)
  • Some more players we really don’t (30:45)
  • Some guys to target at the end of the draft who have caught our fancy (35:30)
  • Liz will talk team physician from the USC Trojans and LA Kings, who will give us some injury insights ahead of this crazy, unprecedented season (41:00)
  • And we’ll close out with some final strategies and predictions (01:00:00)


And if you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up for a fantasy league on Yahoo!


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Aug 28, 2020
Busts to avoid in the first round and backup running backs to target
00:52:03

Dalton Del Don is joined by Chris Allen from 4 for 4 football to talk about busts to avoid in the first round, quarterbacks you should steer away from and backup running backs that might be worth a late-round pick on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


It’s often said you can’t win your fantasy league in the first round, but you can lose it. Chris and Dalton look through the players projected to be in the mix during the first round of fantasy drafts to highlight any potential landmines and how your first pick sets the tone for the rest of your draft. (03:35)


And, Chris walks us through his strategy at the quarterback position, including 3 that he advises you to avoid and 1 he suggests you target late in drafts. (19:30)


Every year, a handful of running backs break out from their understudy roles and take over their backfields full-time. Who will be the lucky few this year? Dalton and Chris look through running back depth charts around the league to see who’s rising and could potentially help your fantasy teams — while being had for free in fantasy drafts. (35:30)


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Aug 27, 2020
Care/Don't Care: Giants, Rams, Bills
00:46:31

Matt Harmon is joined by three very special guests — New York Daily News’ Charles McDonald, The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue, and the BallBlast Podcast’s Michelle Magdzuik — to talk all things football on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Matt and our guests highlight some fantasy team previews that need further investigation — specifically, discussing what they don’t care about those teams. These include: Not caring about any Giants receiver not named Sterling Shepard. Charles and Matt also discuss the Jason Garrett effect on the offense’s fantasy stars.

Do we care about figuring out the Los Angeles Rams offense? Jourdan expects they will use a lot of two-tight end sets, but will still give love to the wideouts. She also discusses Cam Akers’ outlook.

Finally, Michelle and Matt discuss the Bills running game, their love for Zack Moss, and whether Josh Allen will steal goal-line touchdowns from him the way he did to Devin Singletary.

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Aug 26, 2020
This year's next Lamar Jackson, Chris Godwin and more
00:53:58

Andy Behrens is joined by Alfred Fernandez of Razzball and Dynasty League Football to talk about the real strategy for winning your fantasy league: landing breakout players.


On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, Andy and Alfred discuss two pieces Alfred wrote called This Year’s Next (Part I & Part II) and the conceit is simple: Finding value is nice but it’s not everything. In the end, you need to find superstars.


So, Andy and Alfred set out to find this year’s studs, this year’s superlatives. For example, this time last year, a young handsome analyst by the name of Andy Behrens might’ve told you that Lamar Jackson would be that year’s Patrick Mahomes ... and he would’ve been right.


Continuing along that theme, Andy and Alfred outline for you who will be 2020’s Jameis Winston (good fantasy QB, bad IRL QB), Miles Sanders (rookie RB with a slow start and strong finish), Mark Andrews (high-volume TE) and much more.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!

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Aug 25, 2020
How your brain works against you in fantasy football
00:44:06

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and Renee Miller, neuroscientist at the University of Rochester and fantasy analyst at RotoWorld and The Athletic, discuss biases, psychology, and how we get in our own way when it comes to our fantasy football teams.


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At its heart, fantasy football is a game of decision-making. One problem? We can be really, really bad at making decisions. Renee Miller, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester, joins Scott Pianowski to look at the mental pitfalls that impact roster construction, lineup decisions and trade negotiations in fantasy football like outcome bias, the paradox of choice and novelty bias. (00:50)


And, if a team's receivers are ranked highly, shouldn't its quarterback be a draft day target as well? Renee takes a look at the widest disparities between receiver and quarterback ADP in the league to see where we can find an advantage. (26:50)


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Aug 24, 2020
Betting on Football 101 — and how it can help inform your fantasy moves
00:35:41

Liz Loza is joined by Yahoo Sportsbook’s very own Minty Bets to talk about the relationship between betting and fantasy on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Minty get into their betting talk with some 101 info, specifically regarding some of the familiar terms, and how they reflect onto fantasy football. Terms like Moneyline, Spread, Over/Under, and Prop Bets.


And betting isn’t just about making money. Liz and Minty detail how betting and Vegas predictions and lines can help us in fantasy, like the way O/Us give us an idea of which defenses to stream, and how Win/Loss totals can point us to breakout offenses.


Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week!


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Aug 21, 2020
Advanced Stats 101: What they are and what can they predict?
00:48:48

Dalton Del Don is joined by Ben Baldwin of The Athletic, aka the Computer Cowboy, to talk all advanced stats in fantasy and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


First up, some news that scared probably everyone in the fantasy community: Miles Sanders got hurt in training camp with what is being called a “lower-body injury.” He’s been labeled week-to-week with the injury, and the talented RB will reportedly be ready for Week 1. Should fantasy managers be worried about Sanders, Yahoo’s consensus RB10?


Next, Ben and Dalton get into some advanced stats, including the specific ones they look at, what those stats measure, and what they miss.what advanced stats do you look at? What do they measure? Why do they matter? What do they miss? These stats include EPA, CPOE and SOE. We promise these acronyms will make sense once you listen! (01:30)


Dalton and Ben look through the quarterback landscape in the NFL and used advanced stats to take a look at some potential regression candidates, breakouts and players that have relocated like Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill and Cam Newton to see how their 2020 seasons could turn out.


Finally, Dalton and Ben discuss the state of the Seattle Seahawks, including their fantasy outlook, why Pete Carroll hates Russell Wilson (okay so maybe hate is too strong but just let the man throw the ball!), and the Jamal Adams trade. (40:30)


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Aug 20, 2020
Care/Don't Care: Chiefs, Ravens, Buccaneers
00:41:27

Matt Harmon is joined by Yahoo’s very own Terez Paylor to talk all things football on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!

First up, Matt and Terez discuss new Patriots quarterback Cam Newton grabbed some attention after video footage of him in training camp was shared, and it seems the dual-threat QB is already injecting his energy and attitude into the Pats organization.

Next, Matt and Terez highlight some fantasy team previews that need further investigation — specifically, discussing what they don’t care about those teams. These include: Not caring about the ancillary pieces in the Kansas City Chiefs’ passing game, not caring about the “lack of continuity” on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and not caring about statistical regression in the Baltimore Ravens’ offense.

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Aug 19, 2020
Salary cap draft strategy (plus Moss vs. Singletary & low grades on the Bengals)
00:49:08

Andy Behrens is joined by Kate Magdziuk of Rotoworld and the BallBlast podcast to talk salary cap draft strategies and the new-era Bengals (and more) on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Andy and Kate discuss some of their favorite strategies for Salary Cap Drafts. Should you go stars-and-scrubs or try to take a more balanced approach? What about saving some money for the end of the draft? Is that a good strategy to beat out your opponents for some $1 and $2 lottery picks or is it a waste of money that would be better used at the top of the draft? (3:30)


Later in the podcast, they discuss a few interesting players who might be on your draft board including rookie Indianapolis RB Jonathan Taylor, and a pair of 2019 breakout WRs in Tennessee’s A.J. Brown and Jacksonville’s D.J. Chark. (19:25)


Kate, admittedly a Zack Moss truther, sings the praises of the rookie RB out of Utah and how he could fit nicely into Frank Gore’s goal-line opportunist role for the Bills. With his Buffalo teammate Devin Singletary going about 75 picks ahead of him in Yahoo drafts, should players take a flyer on the first-year rusher? (30:30)


Finally, Andy closes out the pod asking Kate about her low grade on A.J. Green (who injured his hamstring today), Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon and the Cincinnati skill players. Does the Cincy hate extend to rookie QB Joe Burrow, who Andy expects to have a monster year? (38:55)


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Aug 18, 2020
Why you're drafting your team all wrong
00:48:31

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and Davis Mattek from SportsGrid are here to talk draft strategy and why conventional advice to guide managers in the draft room gets it wrong.


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Don’t draft players from the same team, wide receiver is deeper than ever, focus on running back volume — for the past two weeks or so, the team at Yahoo Sports has brought you a plethora of fantasy football strategy takes, advice and wisdom to get you ready for drafts.


In this episode, we destroy it all!


Davis Mattek joins the show to explain his draft strategy, “modified zero RB or die,” why the wide receiver isn’t as deep as you think it is, and why, if you believe in your starting fantasy QB, you would be wise to pair him up with multiple receivers from his team.


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Aug 17, 2020
Greg Jennings on WRs poised to break out — with the right play calling
00:41:12

Matt Harmon is joined by none other than Super Bowl champion and two time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings to talk this unique NFL offseason on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Matt and Greg discuss the effects of this offseason and how a truncated training camp could impact players getting ready for the season, and why not all rookie WRs will be at a disadvantage to put up big numbers in their first season. (Spoiler alert: it's all about good coaching)


Along those same lines, one thing we've talked a lot about is the importance of “continuity” and coaching this year, that teams that have had an established roster and coaching staff with low turnover might be better suited for this upcoming season with limited practice time. Matt and Greg discuss the receiver corps in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Houston, and how good play design could open up their offenses and lead to potential fantasy value.


And in an ode to off-season news reports, Greg Jennings tells us how he got into the 'best shape of his life.' But seriously, Greg discusses his post-retirement bodybuilding career. It’s rare that an athlete retires ... and gets into even better shape.


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Aug 14, 2020
Draft Guide: Tight Ends — deeper than ever in 2020
00:40:25

Dalton Del Don is joined by fantasy analyst Marcas Grant of NFL.com and the NFL Network to talk tight ends and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Here’s the plan for this week: Every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football: Quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends. We already KOed the QBswe took down the RBs, and we tackled the WRs. Now, Dalton and Marcas tackle the position that’s been a bit of a headache in fantasy drafts, the ends!


After the top 2-3 guys — George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, TE tends to be an afterthought for fantasy managers. The analysts reveal what jumps out when they consider TE ADPs compared to other positions, how they’re approaching the position itself, and what exactly they’re looking for in a good fantasy TE.


They also run down the Tier 1 tight ends — Kittle, Kelce, Andrews, and Zach Ertz — and how they feel about them, along with some other key draft targets at the position, potential busts, sleepers to target late, and finally, they reveal their personal gameplans for drafting tight ends this season.


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Aug 13, 2020
Draft Guide: Wide Receivers — and why all targets are not created equal
00:46:46

Matt Harmon is joined by fantasy analyst Rich Hribar of SharpFootballAnalysis.com to talk wide receivers and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast!


Here’s the plan for this week: Every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football: Quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends. We already KOed the QBs and we took down the RBs. Now, Matt and Rick tackle one of the deepest positions in drafts this year, the wide receivers!


Our analysts get into their big-picture strategies for the position in 2020, a rundown of all the premium wideouts in Tier 1 (guys like Michael Thomas, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, and more) who cost a high pick, potential busts at the position (sorry Amari Cooper), some sleepers to target late, and finally, they reveal their personal gameplans for drafting wide receivers this season.


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Aug 12, 2020
Draft Guide: Running Backs (plus the insane 'zero RB' strategy)
00:49:14

Andy Behrens is joined by fantasy analyst Denny Carter of Rotoworld to talk running backs and much more on the latest episode of the Fantasy Football Forecast!


Here’s the plan for this week: Every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football: Quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends. We already KOed the QBs, now Andy and Denny tackle the most important position, the running backs!


For most people, taking a running back with your first-round pick is a no-brainer. Seven-plus players in most analysts’ first-round rankings are usually running backs. That said, the Zero RB strategy has gained momentum in recent seasons. Andy and Denny kick off the podcast discussing how to execute a proper Zero RB draft along with its pros and cons. (1:50)


Diving into the different tiers of RBs, Andy & Denny discuss who they consider the top backs behind Christian McCaffrey, the pitfalls of drafting Derrick Henry and at which point in the first round should you start considering a wide receiver like Michael Thomas instead. (11:00)


Overall, there are around 14 running backs being drafted in the top 25 picks of Yahoo drafts, among those names like Miles Sanders and Austin Ekeler. Who among that tier should you absolutely reach for or definitely avoid? (16:00)


Moving onto rounds three through six, there are a minefield of backs like Mark Ingram and James Conner, which names in this class are worth spending that draft capital on? (25:50)


Lastly, the guys close out the show discussing some very late round options for those Zero RB vultures out there (33:05) and throw some cold water on the very unproven Antonio Gibson in Washington. (42:05)


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Aug 11, 2020
Draft Guide: Quarterbacks — targets, busts and sleepers
00:49:28

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and 4for4Football’s T.J. Hernandez are here to talk about all things quarterbacks: the targets, the sleepers and, of course, the busts.

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Here’s the plan for this week: every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football, quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and tight ends.


In today’s episode, Scott Pianowski and T.J. Hernandez discuss their approach for quarterbacks. The consensus strategy when it came fo quarterbacks for a long time was no matter what you do, always, always, always wait on drafting a quarterback. Is that how we should handle quarterbacks this year? Scott and T.J. take a look at the entire quarterback draft board and share their advice on how to handle the position in 2020.


Tier 1: Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson (06:25)

Tier 2: Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray (09:55)

Tier 3: Deshaun Watson, Josh Allen, Matt Ryan (13:55)

Tier 4: Drew Brees, Carson Wentz, Matt Stafford, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers (22:00)

Tier 5: Daniel Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Baker Mayfield (28:15)

Tier 6: Ryan Tannehill, Jared Goff, Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Burrow. Gardner Minshew (34:10)


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Aug 10, 2020
Finding 2020's breakout rookies
00:49:40

Liz Loza is joined by Emory Hunt, former running back of the University of Louisiana and founder of footballgameplan.com to talk 2020 NFL rookies and much more on the latest episode of the Fantasy Football Forecast!


Liz and Emory start off discussing all the news surrounding the season opt-out deadline on Thursday. The Miami Dolphins stick out as a team greatly affected by player opt-outs, so Liz and Emory look through their depth chart to see if there's sneaky value somewhere on the team. (01:25)


They continue on with every rookie and see where they stand heading into this unprecedented offseason, seeking to provide fantasy managers with a potential first-year league winner.


Running Backs: D'Andre Swift, Cam Akers, Jonathan Taylor, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Raymond Calais (13:15)


Wide Receivers: Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, Justin Jefferson, Michael PIttman, Jr., Denzel Mims (30:15)


Tight End: Adam Trautmann (45:35)


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Aug 07, 2020
Heavy RB, early TE and more draft strategy thoughts
00:45:27

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Dalton Del Don is joined by RotoWire’s Jerry Donabedian to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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After talking through the major NFL headlines including another Dolphins WR, Albert Wilson, opting out (00:58), and Jerry’s take on everyone's favorite hot-take target Clyde Edwards-Helaire (02:46), Jerry and Dalton discuss some draft strategy, headlined by the pros and cons of either going RB heavy or taking the Zero-RB approach that has gained popularity. They help listeners figure out what they should be doing in their drafts since strategy is so league dependent. They also discuss some more unconventional strategies to consider. (07:30)


Jerry and Dalton then move to discussing some key ADPs, including those for Ryan Tannehill, Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, Devin Singletary, Tarik Cohen, James White, Ronald Jones, Derrius Guice, Brandon Aiyuk, Steven Sims, and the New York Giants wideouts (to name a few!). (24:18)


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Aug 06, 2020
24 questions about the top 24 players
00:46:38

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Matt Harmon is joined by FanDuel’s JJ Zachariason to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. Matt and JJ go into a deep dive of asking 24 key, fantasy-relevant questions about the first two rounds of players. Will Lamar Jackson and Run CMC come back to the pack? Can Alvin Kamara bounce back with a healthy ankle? We cover the one big thing you need to ask yourself before you take your top two players.

 

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Aug 05, 2020
What should you do with the #1 overall pick?
00:51:04

Andy Behrens is joined by The Action Network’s Chris Raybon to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. Chris and Andy kick off things with a few rules for fantasy managers and sports betters alike considering this absolutely crazy year in which there will be no pre-season and less practice than previous summers. (1:55)


The guys chat about a superflex draft they’re preparing for later in the day and go over some best practices with drafting QBs in those leagues where you starting two passers is necessary. Is it worth it to reach for a Lamar or a Mahomes, or should you focus on some mid-tier guys like Burrow, Jones, Wentz or Goff? (8:25)


The topic of the number one overall pick comes to light and it might sound like a crazy question, but maybe it isn’t: is there any situation in which you should take Saquon over Christian McCaffrey at #1? (17:00)


Houston WR Will Fuller sparks a strategy debate: is it worth it to go high-floor or for boom-or-bust candidates only after the sixth or seventh round? (21:50)


Finally, the guys wrap up the show going to hot-take city and throw some dirt on a future hall of famer and a recent fantasy stud. Yes, Andy and Chris will tell you why Aaron Rodgers is washed and why Josh Allen is trash. (32:25)


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Aug 04, 2020
2020's Carnival Teams: Good Offenses and Bad Defenses
00:43:19

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and PFF’s Ian Hartitz are here to talk about finding this year’s carnival teams, the teams you can expect to put up a ton of points on offense and give up a ton of points on defense like the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and more!


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New name, new artwork, new release schedule, same crew! We will be coming at you five days a week, Monday through Friday, until the regular season ends.


Here’s the plan for August, all the Yahoo hosts you know like Liz Loza, Matt Harmon, Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don and Scott Pianowski will be joined by guests around the fantasy football industry as we get you prepped for an unorthodox NFL season in 2020. We can’t guarantee you’ll win your league, but we’ll make sure you’ll stay entertained while becoming a smarter, more informed fantasy manager.


The big news over the weekend was Matthew Stafford and Gardner Minshew being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. How should coronavirus impact rankings this year? (02:00)


Every year, a team like the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes along, putting up massive point totals on offense while being a turnstile on defense, forcing teams to throw the ball to a narrow group of players to keep pace and ensuring fantasy gold for all involved.


Who will be those carnival teams this year? Here are Scott Pianowski’s picks:


Detroit Lions: The ball will be going to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jr. early and often. Did you know Matthew Stafford was QB4 last year in points per game? (06:25)


Atlanta Falcons: The Matt Ryan/Julio Jones connection has been around for a decade, but are there enough passes to go around for Calvin Ridley and newcomer Hayden Hurst? (13:15)


Carolina Panthers: Consensus RB1 Christian McCaffrey is still a star, and while Teddy Bridgewater might not be peak Cam Newton, the improvement over Kyle Allen is good news for DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. (20:30)


Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll and co. rarely let Russell Wilson show off his arm and make plays on the ground, but in a division with San Francisco and Arizona, relying on Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf might be the only way to keep up. (25:05)


Jacksonville Jaguars: We know Gardner Minshew II’s DGAF play-style can lead to big games, but is there anyone other than DJ Chark that fantasy managers can depend on? (32:40)


Miami Dolphins: Ryan Fitzpatrick will make way for Tua Tagovailoa at some point, but a massive second-half from DeVante Parker, a tight end primed for a breakout in Mike Gesicki and a returning Preston Williams who put up sneaky value last year could mean a lot of high scoring games. (37:25)


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Aug 03, 2020
Damien Williams and Marquise Goodwin opt out, training camp notes, and much more
00:44:40

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are back to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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Our experts are joined by Yahoo Sports’ very own Charles Robinson, who gives us a rundown of how things are going around the NFL in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. They discuss player opt-outs, training camp protocols, and much more. (01;15)


We might have just received a clearer picture of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield behind Tom Brady. Ronald Jones will serve as the early down back, Dare Ogunbowale will mix in on third down, and talented rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn will serve as primary backup to Jones. But where will new signee LeSean McCoy fit in? Our analysts discuss their fantasy outlooks. (14:30)


Speaking of player opt-outs, Damien Williams decided to opt-out this season, causing the Clyde Edwards-Helaire hype train to explode. Is he a fantasy first-rounder? (35:00)


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Jul 31, 2020
Keenan Allen gets SPICY
00:42:50

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon and No. 1 Raheem Mostert fan, Dalton Del Don, are here to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. Speaking of Mostert, it seems as though the running back will be staying in San Francisco, after reportedly reworking his contract with the team.


Elsewhere across the NFL, the pandemic continues to cast a looming shadow around things, especially after news dropped of an outbreak in the Miami Marlins team. NFL teams have already begun to announce their positive tests as well. Players have begun to opt-out of the season as well, including a vast majority of star Patriots defenders.


One of the biggest headline grabbers this week has been Keenan Allen just completely cutting loose on social media about his standing as a wide receiver. Matt and Dalton discuss his claims of being the best WR in the AFC West, not to mention better than Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Tyreek Hill.


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Jul 28, 2020
How often do top-scoring RB1s repeat their success?
00:46:00

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza is joined by Mauricio Gutierrez, the founder of Estadio Fantasy, which is the No.1 site for Fantasy Football analysis in Spanish, to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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Recently, Mauricio wrote about where the first pick fantasy drafts usually ends up at the end of the season — and the results aren’t pretty. In the last decade, only three RBs who were top picks ended up repeating as a top-5 RB, that was Arian Foster in 2012, Adrian Peterson in 2015 and Todd Gurley in 2018. None of those RBs repeated as RB1 the next year:


  • 2010 - C. Johnson (RB7)
  • 2011 - Peterson (RB15)
  • 2012 - Foster (RB3)
  • 2013 - Peterson (RB11)
  • 2014 - McCoy (RB12)
  • 2015 - Peterson (RB2)
  • 2016 - A. Brown (WR1)
  • 2017 - D. Johnson (injured)
  • 2018 - Gurley (RB3)
  • 2019 - S. Barkley (RB10)

Liz and Mauricio discuss this, along with Christian McCaffrey's chances to repeat as top fantasy running back, and whether we should that change our draft strategy/find a McCaffrey replacement at No. 1 overall.


Liz and Mauricio continue their running back discussion with Mauricio’s take on Joe Mixon, along with their thoughts on a potentially resurgent David Johnson.


Oh, and Antonio Brown un-retired from football again. Just in case you were wondering.


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Jul 24, 2020
No preseason, the Rams' RBBC and farewell, Antonio Brown?
00:42:55

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon is joined by Yahoo Fantasy’s very own Scott Pianowski to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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After a lot of uneasy inactivities, the NFL and NFLPA have both agreed to no preseason games in 2020. In years past, the preseason was a great time for the fantasy community to ... OVERREACT. So now, what will we overreact to by the time Week 1 comes around? (2:30)


Training camp has also been a big topic of discussion, and it’s already looking like it will be very different from seasons past.


Elsewhere in the NFL, Sean McVay has stated that he envisions the Rams backfield to look a lot like the 49er one ... which is probably not great news for fantasy managers, especially when you consider that the Rams don’t have the system nor the offensive line in place that San Francisco does. (29:07) Matt and Scott discuss the repercussions of an RBBC in LA, and much more (including Antonio Brown’s apparent retirement — good news for Seahawks receivers?) (38:16)


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Jul 22, 2020
Talking draft strategy, targets and avoids with Jason from Fantasy Footballers
00:49:06

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza is joined by none other than Jason Moore of The Fantasy Footballers to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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Since Jason has nailed a top-10 accuracy score on FantasyPros ranking of experts for three straight years, we ask him how he's approaching his drafts in a COVID-19-impacted season and his guiding principles when it comes to draft day. (04:20)


Next up, Liz and Jason discuss two sleeper wide receivers, one who should smash his ADP and another who might be held back by poor quarterback play. (14:08) Plus, Jason shares his thoughts on the ever-confusing Austin Ekeler (29:15)


One of the biggest headlines of the week Liz and Jason discuss is Derrick Henry signing a big extension for 4 years, $50 million. It’s the kind of extension that disagrees with the notion of running backs being replaceable — is Derrick Henry’s deal the start of more? (36:37)


Next up, Liz and Jason discuss a couple of names who are jumping out at them in drafts along with some players they’re avoiding.

They also discuss the fantasy outlook of the Washington team, especially now that Kelvin Harmon suffered an ACL injury. Aside from Terry McLaurin, who else can we trust on this team? Is Antonio Gibson about to see his draft cost skyrocket? (44:24)


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Jul 17, 2020
Rankings disagreements, A.J. Green, D'Andre Swift, and more
00:53:32

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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Andy recently wrote a piece on rookie running back D’Andre Swift, making the bold claim that the former Georgia Bulldog is about to end the fantasy woes of Detroit Lions running backs — do we believe it? (18:40)


Then, our analysts talk about the next subject in Liz’s Rust vs. Rest series, A.J. Green, and whether he’ll make an impact this season on the revamped, Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals. (30:15)


Next up, the analysts discuss some disagreements they have in their fantasy rankings, including Liz having Dalvin Cook ranked ninth among RBs and whether Keenan Allen or DJ Chark is worth a pick as your WR2. (40:30)


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Jul 15, 2020
Raheem Mostert wants out, Tom Brady's outlook with Bruce Arians, and much more
00:45:59

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon is joined by 4for4.com’s Director of DFS TJ Hernandez to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode.


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First up, Matt and TJ discuss some of TJ's work in the offseason, including his breakdown of what wide receiver stats matter from year to year. (01:50)


breaking news in the NFL world. In a bit of a surprising move, it was reported that Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. After seemingly looking like the clear workhorse following the Matt Breida trade to the Dolphins (not to mention, Mostert’s awesome performances late last year), Mostert wants out. (11:19)


Matt and TJ break down the situation, as well as the fantasy outlooks of Mostert if he does leave, and Tevin Coleman, who would seemingly be elevated in this backfield.


Next up, the analysts discuss two of their more recent pieces: TJ’s story on how Josh Allen can be this year’s Lamar Jackson (20:00), and Matt’s piece on the workload awaiting Bruce Arians now that Tom Brady is his starting QB. (33:34)


Matt and TJ wrap up with one thing they’ve changed their minds about from last week. (42:45)


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Jul 10, 2020
Dissecting Josh Allen, Mahomes signs big, and welcome back Damien Williams
00:33:04

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are back to discuss all things fantasy and all things football on the latest episode.


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You might have heard — just might — that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and clearly otherworldy being Patrick Mahomes signed the richest contract in sports HISTORY. We imagine that the Chiefs read our team preview and said to themselves, “Yeah, he's pretty good.” But in all seriousness, how should fantasy managers approach the QB Deity and his surrounding team this year in drafts? (01:41)


Elsewhere in Chiefs news, could it be that we’ve tossed Damien Williams to the side too rashly? According to his running backs coach,

Williams is expected to have a “big year.” Does this mean trouble for super-hyped rookie, Clyde Edwards-Helaire? (07:10)


One of the more polarizing players in 2020 fantasy drafts is Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Matt and Dalton weigh in on if the Firebaugh, California native is an inaccurate scrambler who's being overrated in fantasy drafts or a future fantasy MVP. (19:48)


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Jul 08, 2020
Injuries, safety and sports in the time of Coronavirus
00:47:16

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Yahoo's fantasy analyst Andy Behrens chats with sports medicine physicians Dr. Sara Edwards and Dr. Gregory Horner for an episode that's a bit of a detour from our usual discussions on sleepers, waiver wire picks and receivers who are poised to break out to talk all things injuries and COVID-19.


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Dr. Edwards is the Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, and she currently serves as a team physician for the City College of San Francisco, the University of San Francisco and the Oakland Ballet. Dr. Horner is the leader of the Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists’ hand surgery team in Pleasanton, CA and former wide receiver for the Northwestern University Wildcats football team.


Andy, Dr. Horner and Dr. Edwards discuss the effects of COVID-19 on sports across the country, how a coronavirus-impacted preseason could mirror the 2011 NFL lockout-affected season which saw more injuries than usual, a look at the testing protocols professional and collegiate sports will be undertaking, whether long-terms effects are a concern for athletes and why you should really, really wear a mask.


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Jul 03, 2020
Cam heads to New England, QB strategy, and late-draft targets
00:53:46

Welcome back to a new episode of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza is joined by Scott Pianowski to talk all things football.


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And few things are dominating the football conversation more than news that Cam Newton had reached a deal with the New England Patriots. Our analysts discuss Cam’s outlook with the Patriots as well as his chances of producing in the 2020 fantasy football season. (0:30)


We'll also compare the fortunes of Cam Newton in New England with Ben Roethlisberger, another QB coming off injury who can be had late in drafts. (2:30)


And we take a look at our favorite picks in the later rounds of fantasy drafts, like Jordan Howard and Terry McLaurin, whose hype train we will continue to pilot until draft day. (12:15)


While Coronavirus has put a damper on the usual news parade of players being in the best shape of their lives, Liz and Scott take a look at the fortunes of Evan Engram who makes his way back from a Lisfranc injury that hobbled him in 2019. He’s currently the sixth TE off the board, but is he worth the draft capital at that spot? (41:15)


This year has been unlike any other, and fantasy sports have been directly affected. Liz and Scott talk some changes they’ve made (or will make) in their league settings to reflect the current state of affairs. (49:00)


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Jul 01, 2020
A shorter preseason, the Ravens offense and a Big Ben bounceback?
00:57:24

Welcome back to a new episode of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are back to talk all things football.

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While training camps are expected to open on time, Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports that the NFL is discussing the viability of a full preseason slate, and we know the annual HOF game has been canceled. What will be the impact of a shortened ramp-up period on players? (0:33)


Matt Harmon calls Ben Roethlisberger "one of the keys to fantasy football in 2020" since his health directly impacts the value of Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and James Conner. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, said, "He's comfortable and pleased where he is. Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020." Liz Loza's chats with an orthopedist says the prolonged break for Ben is a little bit good news and a little bit bad news for his expected value and the Steelers offense. (13:10)


And elsewhere in the AFC North, one of the Steelers’ biggest rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, loom as division favorites, but do we need to worry about Lamar Jackson regressing? If potential regression is to be staved off, Lamar will need weapons to throw to. Can anyone other than Hollywood Brown and Mark Andrews step up in Baltimore? Or are there just not enough touches left once Brown, Andrews, and the rushing game with Lamar get theirs? At least we'll always have some early Miles Boykin coach-hype. (22:45)


Plus, we'll get a player debate in before we get out of here: Is the fantasy community too pessimistic on the Rivers-less Keenan Allen? (45:43)


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Jun 26, 2020
Talking money-making quarterbacks and underrated wide receivers
00:50:12

Welcome back to a new episode of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don to talk all things football.


Some big football news came in the form of Dak Prescott signing the franchise tag in 2020. Now that he’s locked in for the season, will he be a top 3 fantasy quarterback this year? (1:40)


Speaking of quarterbacks that are about to make a lot of money, Matt is working on a series titled, “Players that will tell the story of the season.” And one of the guys he’s looking at is Patrick Mahomes.


It’s kind of wild to say this about an MVP and Super Bowl winner, but does Mahomes have an ever higher ceiling that we’ve seen? (7:40)

Will a rising tide named DeAndre Hopkins lift all boats in the Arizona offense? (15:40)


Elsewhere in fantasyland, Matt lists some underrated wideouts he likes this season (30:36):


  • Terry McLaurin
  • Diontae Johnson 
  • Marquise Brown
  • Sterling Shepard
  • Anthony Miller 
  • Curtis Samuel 


With a list of names like this, is there a reason to grab a WR early in drafts? Dalton and Matt discuss.

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Jun 24, 2020
'Stick to sports,' Coronavirus concerns, and who will fill Deebo's shoes?
00:42:51

Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon return after a brief hiatus with a new episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast to talk Coronavirus, Deebo Samuel's foot injury, and the idea of 'sticking to sports.'


You might've noticed that for the past two weeks or so that we haven't had a show.


In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, and the ensuing protests which we support here, we felt wasn’t right to be joking and just focusing on fantasy football while we're all thinking about and facing the realities of systemic racism in the country.


We want this show to be a place where we’re able to talk to each other honestly about what we're thinking, when it comes to fantasy football, but also beyond sports. So if you’re looking for a place where we just stick to sports, this podcast isn’t it.


Dr. Anthony Fauci says that there shouldn't be a season without a bubble: "Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall." Liz shares some nuggets from her conversations with an orthopedist and epidemiologist about what to expect this season.


And, one nugget of fantasy news, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel broke his foot recently and is expected to miss the start of the 2020 NFL Season. Will someone else in the receiving corps fill his shoes?


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Jun 19, 2020
Talking Packers, Bears, and second-tier RB options
00:52:01

Liz Loza is joined by none other than NFL Network’s Adam Rank on the latest fantasy football podcast!


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Liz and Adam talk all things NFL, including Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones saying he “would love to be a lifelong Packer.”


... Which is interesting, considering the Packers drafted rookie running back, A.J. Dillon. Liz and Adam share their thoughts on this backfield along with how they’d draft Jones this year. (03:25)


They’ll also break down where Jones fits in their strategy along with fellow tier 2 RBs Josh Jacobs (11:57), Austin Ekeler (13:01), Miles Sanders (18:00), James Conner (26:10), and Devin Singletary (29:10) .


We’ve been talking quite a bit about the Bears on this here pod, and since Adam is a Bears guy, he and Liz give their thoughts on the offense (along with a tweet from Adam stating he thought rookie tight end Cole Kmet was a good draft choice by said Bears!). (32:54)


Finally, the experts run through some guys they like and don’t like for this fantasy football season, including Drew Lock and potentially lethal Denver Broncos (40:10), and Hunter Renfrow of the Las Vegas Raiders. (44:56)


[2020 Draft Rankings: Overall | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers]


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May 29, 2020
WR Rankings and Reception Perception 101
00:50:07

In this edition of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, we’re flipping the script a bit and having Dalton Del Don throw questions at Matt Harmon and give us a sneak peek at this year’s Reception Perception!


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But first, Dalton and Matt talk some of the major happenings in the NFL, including the Seattle Seahawks adding their 50th starting running back!


Okay, in all seriousness, the Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde, and now their backfield consists of Hyde, Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and Travis Homer. What does this mean for fantasy? (01:25)


And later in the show, Matt Harmon explains the methodology and process behind Reception Perception. For those of you new to Reception Perception, Matt Harmon basically hunkers down while most of us are recuperating from the football season and reviews every route a wide receiver runs to see how successful they are in a wide variety of scenarios. Yes, every. Single. Route. (04:27)


Here are some of the receivers Matt and Dalton discuss in today’s show:


Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (14:31)


Stefon Diggs and John Brown, Buffalo Bills (20:42)


Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (22:18)


Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (25:42)


Odell Beckham, Jr., Cleveland Browns (27:54)


A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (32:26)


Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (34:12)


Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears (37:17)


[2020 Draft Rankings: Overall | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers]


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May 27, 2020
NFC West backfields and RB/TE rankings showdown
00:55:09

Running backs are almost always the talk of the town when it comes to early fantasy football projections and predictions, but there’s a pair of NFC West backfields that haven’t really been getting much attention, until now.


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While the backfield is San Francisco doesn’t have a true every down, big-name workhorse, it’s one that should have tons of potential value. Supposed RB1, Raheem Mostert, recently told the media that he’s bulking up so that he can handle 200+ carries this season. Are we buying the breakout for Mostert? (13:16)


Elsewhere in the NFC West, Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said, "We feel we've got three really good backs." "What we wanted to do was get a group that we felt really good about ... This enables us to say, 'We're not necessarily committed to any approach, it's a feel for the flow of the game.” That's not exactly a ringing endorsement to take Cam Akers early in fantasy drafts. (18:36)


Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don discuss those backfields and much more on the latest fantasy football podcast.


Matt and Dalton also debate some players they disagree with from their rankings; specifically, their running backs (24:02) like J.K. Dobbins and Derrius Guice, and tight ends like T.J. Hockenson and Austin Hooper (41:24). Next week, they’ll throw down over their QB and WR rankings!


[2020 Draft Rankings: Overall | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers]


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May 22, 2020
The importance of continuity in an uneven offseason
01:05:08

With all the uncertainty surrounding the current state of affairs, continuity becomes paramount, and that is especially true for NFL rookies about to begin their first season or for free agents who are about to learn an entirely new system on an entirely new team.


We don’t know what this offseason will bring, but one thing is for sure: Players who have continuity on their side are in a better position to succeed — and fantasy managers should take note!


Liz Loza is joined by Andy Behrens discuss continuity and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast.

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In NFL news, The Athletic's Connor Hughes suggests the Jets "can’t wait to unleash Chris Herndon" this upcoming season. Liz and Andy discuss the outlook of the Jets’ offensive pieces, including the returning Herndon, Sam Darnold, Le’Veon Bell, and newcomer Denzel Mims. (03:17)


Speaking of continuity, a couple of veteran NFL quarterbacks have been trying to get things going with their top weapons. A less-hairy Ben Roethlisberger has been working out with JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, and Ryan Switzer, while new-Buccaneer Tom Brady underwent a two-hour throwing session with Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, and five other teammates. (12:44)


Liz and Andy discuss them and other teams and players benefiting from continuity — including Liz’s take on Jarrett Stidham and the Patriots — and the teams that might be lacking in chemistry from a full offseason:


AFC East (17:36)

NFC East (21:44)

AFC North (24:47)

NFC North (26:48)

AFC South (33:14)

NFC South (37:35)

AFC West (49:30)

NFC West (56:50)


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May 20, 2020
Learning from burnt takes, and does anyone know how healthy Todd Gurley is?
00:48:18

We’ve all had predictions that turn out to be wrong. We’ve all had bad takes that come back to haunt us. It’s a part of life and the human need to try and make an opinion as close to a fact as possible. The key is to learn something from that burnt take.


Liz Loza and Matt Harmon have had some of their own, and they discuss those takes and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast.


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But first, we look at some of the news around the NFL. Falcons OC Dirk Koetter said about RB Todd Gurley that "The main question, that no one seems to know, is what is his health status?” If the OC doesn’t know ... who does? (01:41)


Colts WR T.Y. Hilton recently said, "I want to be a Colt” in reference to his contract status ... which is not a sentence you need to say if a team already wants you back. Are we buying or selling Hilton in a Rivers-led offense? (10:10)


Our Tennessee Titans 2020 preview went live, and our experts give their thoughts on Derrick Henry's chances of becoming the overall #1 running back for the year. (Hint: they're not high, but that doesn't mean you should avoid him this year.) (17:15)


Most recently, Matt looked back at his failed 2019 takes on both Alvin Kamara and Davante Adams. Liz, too, had a burnt 2019 take, on David Johnson. They discuss the three questionable takes in detail, what to expect from them in 2020, and why it's important to focus on process not results. (19:05)


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May 15, 2020
Davante vs. DeAndre, 6 big questions and the NFL schedule
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It’s never too early for draft prep szn, and there are already some big questions that we’re wrapping our heads around as we careen toward opening kickoff for the 2021 NFL season. Matt Harmon is joined by Scott Pianowski to discuss those questions and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast.

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Head coach Bill Belicheck has spent much of the 21st century proving naysayers wrong, but with an unproven quarterback and unremarkable players at skill positions, what do we do about the New England Patriots? (02:40)


Perennial All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins heads to Arizona and is the consensus WR5 at FantasyPros, but with a move to a spread-the-wealth offense and limited time to build rapport with a new quarterback, can he leapfrog Davante Adams or Julio Jones? (07:17)


Los Angeles Chargers running back and PPR monster Austin Ekeler has a new quarterback and doesn’t have Melvin Gordon eating up touches, could we see another career year? (19:38)


After James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster fell short of their expected breakouts, are we sleeping on the Pittsburgh Steelers? (28:39)

Most fantasy experts were ready to anoint Mecole Hardman as a breakout player at the end of the 2019 season, but with Sammy Watkins returning and a buzzy rookie in the backfield, do we have to wait another year? (37:31)


With a healthy OBJ, Kareem Hunt in the fold for a full season and another receiving weapon in Austin Hooper, are we ready to forgive the Cleveland Browns if their expected fantasy breakout comes a year later than we all expected? (44:37)


Along with talk of those underrated values and undervalued names on high-powered offenses, Matt and Scott discuss some of the takeaways from the reveal of the 2020 NFL schedule. (49:28)


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May 13, 2020
Rookie Snapshot — the top sleepers from the 2020 NFL Draft
00:53:34

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Rookie Snapshot, our new miniseries where Liz Loza is joined by Yahoo Sports NFL Draft analyst Eric Edholm to take a deep dive into top prospects (and future fantasy stars?) set to join the league.


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Now that the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books, our experts take a look at their favorite fantasy sleepers from rounds 3-7. These players include:


• Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina + Las Vegas Raiders (03:58)


• Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt + Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12:44)


• Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis + Washington Redskins (22:31)


• Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas + Baltimore Ravens (32:45)


• Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton + New Orleans Saints (42:32)


You’ll learn the one word you can use to describe each prospect, a key stat from their college days, which NFL player they compare to best, and finally, Liz & Eric deliver their fantasy football outlook.


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May 08, 2020
The immortal Frank Gore, Best Ball draft recap, and is AG the new CMC?
00:50:26

The year is 3042. In a future incredibly different from our present, Frank Gore rushes for another touchdown.


Okay so he’s not that old, but his longevity does make one wonder about Gore’s potential immortality, as it was announced that he would be signing with the New York Jets.


Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don to discuss that signing and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast.


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Now that Gore is a member of Gang Green, should we as fantasy players be worried about Le’Veon Bell? (02:30)


Speaking of running backs, Washington head coach Ron Rivera made quite the statement recently, saying rookie Antonio Gibson “has a skill set like Christian McCaffrey.” Soon, we’ll find out that Antonio Gibson is already in the best shape of his life, has lost 20 pounds, and has put on 30 pounds of muscle. (06:41)


Elsewhere in the NFL, the fifth-year option wheel began to turn, as both the Bears and Titans declined to pick up the options of Mitchell Trubisky and Corey Davis, respectively. (10:37)


Oh, and Andy Dalton signed with the Dallas Cowboys like we all suspected he would. (23:15)


To wrap things up this episode, our experts recap what they learned recently from a 10-team Best Ball draft. (27:33)


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May 06, 2020
Rookie winners and veteran losers from the NFL Draft
00:44:16

Welcome back to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast! In this episode, Yahoo's Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down some of their favorite rookies from the back-end of the NFL Draft and take a look at some veterans who might be fighting for a job when (if?) training camp opens.


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Every year, a few rookies from the later rounds break out for unexpected fantasy value. Who will it be this year? Liz plans on taking a shot on the Tennessee Titans’ Darrynton Evans who'll likely slide into third-down duties with Derrick Henry's passing game woes, and Matt goes with Bryan Edwards, who'll likely start alongside fellow rookie Henry Ruggs in Las Vegas (00:51).


Matt and Liz also look at two more rookies that they think could have big years, Washington's Antonio Gandy-Golden and Ke'Shawn Vaughn, who'll only need to leap frog Ronald Jones II to line up in the backfield with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. (06:13)


Elsewhere in the NFL, O.J Howard had his fifth-year option picked up in Tampa Bay (13:20), Andy Dalton was released by the Bengals (20:31), the Los Angeles Chargers held on to Justin Herbert's future security blanket Mike Williams (23:01). And while all this is going on, Cam Newton is still searching for a new team (27:48). Perhaps the New England Patriots will make a play? It's been way too long since they've had a former MVP under center.


And we wrap up the show by looking at some of the veterans who might be less than excited about the results of the Draft, like Jamison Crowder from the New York Jets and Julian Edelman, who as of right now, does not have a former MVP throwing him the ball. (31:18)


Liz and Matt discuss all this and more, so be sure to tune in!


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