PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with Ian Hartitz & Dwain McFarland

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Fantasy football at an elite level. Hosts Ian Hartitz & Dwain McFarland break down all of the latest NFL news and gives you the analysis and unique insights you need to dominate your season-long fantasy football leagues and DFS contests. With cutting-edge stats and information from Pro Football Focus, get ready to take your game to another level. If you want to be the BEST, this fantasy football podcast is a must.

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539. RB-RB-RB strategy
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland break down why it's viable to start your fantasy football draft by selecting three running backs in the first three rounds. The guys explain which running backs to target, who could surprise, and how to get the rest of your roster back on track by round 9. Another true great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 11, 2022
538. 10 key depth chart questions for preseason Week 1
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland get together to discuss 10 key workload questions that they are hoping have more clarity after the first week of the preseason is done. The guys discuss: who are the real No. 2 running backs in murky backfield situations, is the Isiah Pacheco hype for real, could either Cam Akers or Breece Hall be given a true three-down role, what exactly will the split between Travis Etienne and James Robinson look like, who will be the Steelers' starting quarterback, will Isaiah McKenzie fully beat out Jamison Crowder, rookie wide receivers to monitor, Tony Pollard propaganda, wide receiver pecking orders in Green Bay, Kansas City, New England, Tampa Bay, and New York, as well as a discussion surrounding the likelihood that Denver or Chicago give their respective starting tight ends a true every-down role.

Aug 11, 2022
537. Wide receiver breakdown with Matt Harmon
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are joined by Reception Perception creator and Yahoo Sports analyst Matt Harmon to break down the wide receiver position ahead of 2022. Topics include: How damn good is Amon-Ra St. Brown, how high is too high to draft Michael Pittman, how nervous are we about the Jets pass-catchers overcoming Zach Wilson, Allen Robinson boom or bust in 2022, buying Gabriel Davis?, making sense of the Chiefs and Packers muddled situations, Auden Tate is tall, all that and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 11, 2022
536. Footballguys Players Championship Draft 3
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to draft together in the Footballguys Players Championship. They get a borderline erotic start with Kelce-Henry-Etienne before slowly but surely building an objectively good f*cking team. Yes, I, Ian, am a little biased as I write this description, but seriously, look at the squad yourself. LOADED. Anyways, Ian drinks some beer, Dwain has great hair, and together they complete their third collective re-draft stream of the 2022 season.

Aug 10, 2022
535. Quarterback breakdown with Rich Hribar
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are joined by lead fantasy football analyst at Sharp Football Analysis Rich Hribar to break down the quarterback landscape in fantasy land. Topics include: general strategy at the position, are you willing to reach on Josh Allen, favorite dual-threat signal-caller at cost, who are you fading inside the top-12, are we not respecting Aaron Rodgers enough, how to approach Deshaun Watson at the moment, favorite late-round quarterback, is Drew Lock the next-big thing as a general American icon, all that and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 09, 2022
534. Top-150 fantasy football rankings with Evan Silva
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are joined by Establish the Run all-around baller Evan Silva to break down some key fantasy football rankings questions, specifically focusing on Evan's latest top-150 ranks and where the guys especially differ. Topics include: Just how high is too high to take Trey Lance and Justin Fields, is Evan truly comfortable fading Saquon Barkley, favorite running back to attack in the dead zone, why should we care about Rhamondre Stevenson, is A.J. Brown actually a trap, favorite pick from the Kansas City and Green Bay wide receiver rooms, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 06, 2022
533. 2022 expectations for rookies with Ray G
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are joined by the always fantastic Ray Garvin, who is the host of WakeUp TV and contributor for Destination Devy and The Draft Network. Topics include: Year-one upside for Malik Willis if forced into action, how early is too early to draft Breece Hall, are we underestimating James Cook's early-down ability, does Rachaad White really have a path to standalone value, overall thoughts on Treylon Burks, if the Romeo Doubs hype is real, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 05, 2022
532. Footballguys Players Championship Draft 2
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to draft together in the Footballguys Players Championship. They get a borderline erotic start with Chase-Lamb-Etienne before slowly but surely building an objectively good f*cking team. Yes, I, Ian, am a little biased as I write this description, but seriously, look at the squad yourself. LOADED. Anyways, Ian drinks some sheesh, Dwain has great hair, and together they complete their second collective re-draft stream of the 2022 season.

Aug 04, 2022
531. NFC training camp storylines and takeaways
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland hunker down to talk all things NFC training camp. Topics include: Is there a handcuff to James Conner, will Kyle Pitts be used more as an inline tight end or slot receiver, who exactly is Dak Prescott going to throw the football to, how will the Rams' backfield committee look, can Kadarius Toney seize a featured role in the Giants' wide-open passing game, is Chris Herndon the key that will unlock the best version of the Saints offense that the world has ever seen, all that and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 03, 2022
530. AFC training camp storylines and takeaways
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland hunker down to talk all things AFC training camp. Topics include: Who will be the Bills' No. 2 pass-game option, who is the No. 2 running back in Cincinnati, what to make of the Broncos' pecking order at both running back and wide receiver, how will the Colts' offense change with Matt Ryan under center, is Travis Etienne locked into a passing-down role, is 2022 too early for Skyy Moore to ball the hell out, is Isaiah Spiller the clear-cut RB2 for the Chargers, is the 1.01 too early to take Rhamondre Stevenson, all that and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Aug 03, 2022
529. Deshaun Watson fantasy fallout
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland get together for an emergency podcast to break down the fantasy ramifications of Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension. How high does Watson now sit in Ian and Dwain's rankings? Does this news make Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt more appealing than ever? Is Amari Cooper suddenly a value in the WR3 range? Just how high should David Njoku now be in the tight end ranks?

Aug 01, 2022
528. Optimal approach for drafting tight ends in 2022
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to break down Dwain's article on the optimal approach for picking tight ends in 2022. The guys go through early-, mid-, and late-round targets, centerpieces, fades, and general strategy at the position, mostly focusing on re-draft formats, but with a touch of best-ball goodness thrown in. Is Mark Andrews too expensive to draft in round two? George Kittle vs. Darren Waller, is Dalton Schultz being over-priced, thoughts on the ideal targets in round 12 and beyond, all that, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

0:00 - Intro
2:12 - Strategy Overview
4:28 - Early round TEs
15:47 - Early-mid round TEs
30:11 - Mid round TEs
58:06 - Late round TEs
1:06:36 - Outro

Jul 30, 2022
527. Optimal approach for drafting wide receivers in 2022
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to break down Dwain's article on the optimal approach for picking wide receivers in 2022. The guys go through early-, mid-, and late-round targets, centerpieces, fades, and general strategy at the position, mostly focusing on re-draft formats, but with a touch of best-ball goodness thrown in. CeeDee Lamb in every round two, Mike Williams is a perfect mid-round pick at the moment, thoughts on the ideal targets in round 12 and beyond, all that, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 28, 2022
526. Footballguys Players Championship Draft 1
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to draft together in the Footballguys Players Championship. They get a borderline erotic start with Chase-Diggs-Etienne before slowly but surely building an objectively good f*cking team. Yes, I, Ian, am a little biased as I write this description, but seriously, look at the squad yourself. LOADED. Anyways, Dwain and Ian share beers and tears over the course of the evening in their first collective re-draft stream of the 2022 season.

Jul 27, 2022
525. Optimal approach for drafting running backs in 2022
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to break down Dwain's article on the optimal approach for picking running backs in 2022. The guys go through early-, mid-, and late-round targets, centerpieces, fades, and general strategy at the position, mostly focusing on re-draft formats, but with a touch of best-ball goodness thrown in. Saquon Barkley in every round two, Kareem Hunt is a perfect mid-round pick at the moment, thoughts on when you should and shouldn't handcuff, all that, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 26, 2022
524. Optimal approach for drafting quarterbacks in 2022
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to break down Dwain's article on the optimal approach for picking quarterbacks in 2022. The guys go through early-, mid-, and late-round targets, centerpieces, fades, and general strategy at the position, mostly focusing on re-draft formats, but with a touch of best-ball goodness thrown in. Kyler Murray is a GOD, Justin Fields THE late-round QB, thoughts on Deshaun Watson's ever murky situation, all that, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 23, 2022
523. Handcuff running back tiers
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland join forces to breakdown Ian's article on fantasy football's handcuff running back tiers. The guys go through each and every backfield in an attempt to figure out what the value of every team's top backup running back would be if their starter missed time. Key topics include: Kareem Hunt ceiling without Nick Chubb, James Cook year-one Kamara-esque potential, Jamaal Williams is entirely too cheap, D'Onta Foreman and Hassan Haskins upside with injuries to CMC or Derrick Henry, Michael Carter is really good at football, what to make of Kenneth Gainwell's role, and much more.

Jul 22, 2022
522. Ideal Underdog best-ball strategy with Hayden Winks
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are joined by Underdog Fantasy's Hayden Winks to break down some of the do's and don'ts of best ball. Topics include: When is it okay to reach past ADP, what's the real deal with these Week 17 correlations, how many teammates should you stack with a QB, thoughts on handcuffing your running back, AFC/NFC West shootout potential, injuries that could really swing tournaments, and much more in another electric edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 19, 2022
521. Top-150 risers and fallers
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland get together to break down Dwain's latest updates to his top-150 rankings. Topics include: Saquon Barkley up into the top-15 overall players, Mike Evans continues to climb the ranks, just how high is Travis Etienne's ceiling, why does the world trust JuJu Smith-Schuster so much, Courtland Sutton upside as Russell Wilson's go-to receiver, keep drafting Kyler Murray, Russell Gage is still too cheap, how high is too high to draft Trey Lance, does D.K. Metcalf have enough dog in him to keep on keeping on, is now the right time to draft Michael Thomas, and much more in another riveting edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 16, 2022
520. Underdog Best Ball Stream Szn
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are joined by resident PFF ranking expert and all around baller Nathan Jahnke for a LIVE best-ball stream. I guess it's not technically live if you're listening to it now, but at one point it was. Anyway, the guys go through 18 rounds of madness, discussing strategy, tough picks, and some of the latest news all while answering some listener questions along the way. Electric stuff on another best-ball edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 14, 2022
519. Baker Mayfield trade, Alvin Kamara legal update, MVS standing out, and more
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Ian Hartitz and Dwain McFarland are done with team previews and ready to take over the world, but today they settle for going over various news and notes that have occurred over the past six or so weeks. Topics include: impact of Baker Mayfield trade, Jimmy G potential landing spots, roster bubbles, Chiefs OTAs, Jahan Dotson THE sleeper wide receiver of 2022, to buy or not to buy James Cook, Chris Godwin recovery timeline, Alvin Kamara legal update, Courtland Sutton ceiling, and much more.

Jul 13, 2022
518. Detroit Lions Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Lions. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. From a raw numbers perspective, could Jared Goff party like it’s 2017-2018 again? Is there enough scoring upside to go around for both D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams to supply value at ADP? Was Amon-Ra St. Brown’s end-of-season explosion a flash in the pan, or a sign of things to come? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 08, 2022
517. Chicago Bears Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Bears. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. How high should year-two fantasy expectations be for Justin Fields? Is David Montgomery being priced closer to his floor than ceiling as the offense’s expected featured back? Are there any pass-catchers worth targeting other than Darnell Mooney inside of this potentially mediocre passing game? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 08, 2022
516. Minnesota Vikings Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Vikings. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will Kirk Cousins supply sneaky-solid fantasy production in a potentially more pass-happy offense? Just how many running backs should be selected before Dalvin Cook? Is there enough volume for more pass-catchers than just Justin Jefferson to post consistent fantasy production? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 06, 2022
515. Green Bay Packers Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Packers. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Can Aaron Rodgers still produce elite fantasy numbers without a high-end receiver room? Could both Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon supply weekly fantasy goodness? Will Allen Lazard emerge as the go-to receiver in this suddenly wide-open passing game? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 05, 2022
514. Baltimore Ravens Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Ravens. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will 2022 be Lamar Jackson’s most-productive season since 2019? Could both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards supply weekly fantasy goodness? Is there enough volume for both Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman to put up big-time numbers? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jul 01, 2022
513. Cleveland Browns Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Browns. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. What does the upside of this passing game look like with Deshaun Watson vs. Jacoby Brissett under center? Could 2022 be the most-productive campaign of Nick Chubb’s career? How high is the ceiling for Amari Cooper and David Njoku inside of this run-first offense? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 30, 2022
512. Pittsburgh Steelers Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Steelers. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Do either Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett offer fantasy upside? Does Najee Harris offer overall RB1 upside thanks to one of the league’s largest workloads? Could the balance of power in the passing game shift from Diontae Johnson to Chase Claypool and/or George Pickens? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 29, 2022
511. Cincinnati Bengals Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Bengals. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Can Joe Burrow put up the sort of counting numbers to take home MVP honors? Will Joe Mixon turn in another fantasy RB1 performance? Do Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd form the NFL’s best wide receiver trio? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 28, 2022
510. Fantasy Football Injury Analysis with Dr. Edwin Porras
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Doctor of Physical Therapy and medical analyst at Fantasy Points Edwin Porras to break down every fantasy-relevant injury at the moment. Players discussed include: Jameis Winston, Baker Mayfield, Jimmy Garoppolo, Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, James Conner, Rashaad Penny, Cam Akers, James Robinson, Travis Etienne, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James White, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Michael Thomas, Will Fuller, Tee Higgins, Sterling Shepard, Chris Godwin, Michael Gallup, Jameson Williams, John Metchie, Odell Beckham, KJ Hamler, Robert Woods, Robert Tonyan, Logan Thomas, and Taysom Hill It was truly a great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 27, 2022
509. San Francisco 49ers Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 49ers. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Is Trey Lance the ideal 2022 late-round quarterback? What sort of encore should we expect from Elijah Mitchell? Can both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk ball out in a run-first offense? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 24, 2022
508. USFL Round 1 Playoff Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is riding solo and here to break down the first round of the USFL playoffs. Ian goes through the Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions vs. New Orleans Breakers specifically noting each matchup's: series history, top playmakers, mismatches to take advantage of, and pick against the spread. It's truly a great day to be great for the third to last special edition of the USFL PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 23, 2022
507. Seattle Seahawks Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Seahawks. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Are either Geno Smith or Drew Lock worth a late-round dart in fantasy land? Who will receive the most touches between Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker? Can D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett keep on keeping on without Russell Wilson? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 23, 2022
506. Arizona Cardinals Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Cardinals. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Does Kyler Murray have legit overall QB1 upside? Will James Conner continue to put up RB1 numbers in his second season with the Cardinals? What sort of ceiling do Marquise Brown, Zach Ertz, and Rondale Moore possess with DeAndre Hopkins suspended?  All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 21, 2022
505. Los Angeles Rams Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Rams. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will Matthew Stafford continue to put up huge numbers through the air? Is it finally time for Cam Akers to work as the Rams’ three-down workhorse? Can both Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson ball the hell out in 2022? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 20, 2022
504. 10 things to appreciate about the USFL and Week 10 betting picks
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Host Ian Hartitz takes a break from the usual DFS-centered format of the USFL edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast to break down 10 things that he's especially loved about the league so far. Players touched on include: KaVontae Turpin, Darius Victor, Kyle Sloter, Reggie Corbin, Osirus Mitchell, and more. Ian closes out the short 15-minute podcast with his best Week 10 bets.

Jun 17, 2022
503. Denver Broncos Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF gangster/analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Broncos. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will Russell Wilson cook with extra spice in this loaded offense? Could Javonte Williams work as an upside RB1 after a rather great rookie season? Which wide receiver(s) are worth targeting inside of this muddled pecking order? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. 

Jun 17, 2022
502. Los Angeles Chargers Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF gangster/analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Chargers. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts.  Will Justin Herbert ascend to overall fantasy QB1 heights? Does Austin Ekeler deserve to be a top-three overall pick in fantasy drafts of all shapes and sizes? Can both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams post legit fantasy WR1 production? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast

Jun 16, 2022
501. 15 pressing offseason questions
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Host Ian Hartitz and ace PFF analyst Dwain McFarland participate in a mailbag season, answering 15 questions that the lovely listeners submitted throughout the week. Topics include: Differences in re-draft vs. best-ball, why is everyone sleeping on Darrell Henderson, impact of losing Big Ben on Najee Harris, which teams could sustain multiple WR2s in fantasy land, how early is too early to draft Travis Etienne, new Vikings offense, who is the real WR1 in Los Angeles, and much more.

Jun 15, 2022
500. Las Vegas Raiders Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF gangster/analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Raiders. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will Derek Carr play his best football ever now that he’s reunited with his Fresno State BFF? Could Josh Jacobs offer mid-round value as the lead back of another Josh McDaniels committee backfield? How high are the fantasy ceilings for Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast

Jun 14, 2022
499. USFL Week 9 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 9 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 30 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

Jun 14, 2022
498. Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF boomer analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Chiefs. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts.  Will Patrick Mahomes continue to work as one of the most productive quarterbacks the game has ever seen? Is Clyde Edwards-Helaire finally going to see an incredibly fantasy-friendly target share? Does Travis Kelce have a higher ceiling than ever without Tyreek Hill in the fold? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast

Jun 13, 2022
497. USFL Week 9 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is back riding solo and ready to talk all things Week 9 in the USFL. Ian kicks off the pod with a look at the league's power rankings. Next the conversation turns to DFS strategy with plenty of notes from Dwain McFarland's utilization report. Finally, Ian ends the podcast with his best bets and kind wishes for all who continue to celebrate this amazing league.

Jun 10, 2022
496. Carolina Panthers Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF boomer analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Panthers. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Do Sam Darnold or Matt Corral boast any sort of untapped upside worth chasing in fantasy land? Is Christian McCaffrey still worth the 1.01 pick in fantasy drafts of all shapes and sizes? Will D.J. Moore keep on keeping on despite likely dealing with below-average quarterback play for another season? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 10, 2022
495. Atlanta Falcons Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF super senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Falcons. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts.  What sort of fantasy ceiling does Marcus Mariota have as a true dual-threat quarterback? Was 2021 a fluke, or a sign of even bigger things to come for Cordarrelle Patterson? Is there enough pass-game volume for both Drake London and Kyle Pitts to put up big numbers? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 09, 2022
494. Underdog Best Ball Draft
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Nathan Jahnke to participate in a live best ball draft over at Underdog Fantasy. Note that new signups to Underdog can use code PFF for a deposit match up to $100 AND will be rewarded with a FREE PFF subscription upon entering just $10 into any contest. It's always a great day to be great, but particularly with that deal. Anyway, Ian, Dwain, and Nate go 60 minutes pick by pick, mostly laughing, sometimes crying, usually not yelling which is good. Ideally trying to keep those vibes positive, of course.

Jun 08, 2022
493. New Orleans Saints Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF super senior analyst Dwain McFarland, to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Saints. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Can James Winston build on his sneaky-solid debut season? Just how big will Alvin Kamara’s workload be in the post-Sean Payton era? Could both Michael Thomas and Chris Olave ball out in major ways? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 07, 2022
492. USFL Week 8 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 8 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 30 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

Jun 07, 2022
491. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF super senior analyst Dwain McFarland, to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Saints. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Can James Winston build on his sneaky-solid debut season? Just how big will Alvin Kamara’s workload be in the post-Sean Payton era? Could both Michael Thomas and Chris Olave ball out in major ways? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 06, 2022
490. Underdog Best Ball Draft
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF grill master Dwain McFarland to participate in a live best ball draft over at Underdog Fantasy. Note that new signups to Underdog can use code PFF for a deposit match up to $100 AND will be rewarded with a FREE PFF subscription upon entering just $10 into any contest. It's always a great day to be great, but particularly with that deal. Anyway, Ian and Dwain go 60 minutes pick by pick, mostly laughing, sometimes crying, usually not yelling which is good. Ideally trying to keep those vibes positive, of course.

Jun 03, 2022
489. Jacksonville Jaguars Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by the single-best vocalist at PFF, Dwain McFarland, to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Jaguars. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will Trevor Lawrence break out in a major way with an improved supporting cast? Does Travis Etienne offer enough fantasy-friendly receiving upside to draft him early? Is Christian Kirk worth chasing at his affordable (fantasy) price? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 03, 2022
488. USFL Week 8 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is back riding solo and ready to talk all things Week 8 in the USFL. Ian kicks off the pod with a look at the league's playoff picture before getting into his power rankings. Next the conversation turns to DFS strategy with plenty of notes from Dwain McFarland's utilization report. Finally, Ian ends the podcast with his best bets and kind wishes for all who continue to celebrate this amazing league.

Jun 02, 2022
487. Houston Texans Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by the single-best guitar player at PFF, Dwain McFarland, to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Texans. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Is Davis Mills being counted out too quickly in the Year-2 quarterback conversation? Is there a single viable fantasy option inside this muddled Texans backfield? Should fantasy managers buy an undervalued Brandin Cooks for the 60th season in a row? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 02, 2022
486. Indianapolis Colts Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF champion of doing cool shit Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Colts. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Does Matt Ryan still have a fantasy ceiling worth chasing? Will Jonathan Taylor repeat as the overall fantasy RB1? Is Michael Pittman this season’s premiere breakout third-year receiver? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Jun 01, 2022
485. USFL Week 7 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 7 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 30 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

May 31, 2022
484. Tennessee Titans Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF champion of doing cool shit Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Titans. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Is Ryan Tannehill egregiously cheap in fantasy land? Is Derrick Henry still a top-three fantasy pick? Just how high should year-one expectations be for Treylon Burks? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 31, 2022
483. USFL Week 7 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is back riding solo and ready to talk all things Week 7 in the USFL. Ian kicks off the pod with his power rankings before turning the conversation to DFS strategy with plenty of notes from Dwain McFarland's utilization report. Finally, Ian ends the podcast with his best bets and kind wishes for all who continue to celebrate this amazing league.

May 27, 2022
481. New York Giants Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF champion of grilling Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Giants. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Does Daniel Jones’ dual-threat ability make him a fantasy value? Will Saquon Barkley get back to 2018-2019 form in 2022? Does Kenny Golladay have a high-end bounce-back campaign in him? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 26, 2022
480. Washington Commanders Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF champion of sword fighting Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Commanders. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Are we underrating Carson Wentz providing some upside QB2 value thanks to his improved weaponry? Will Antonio Gibson ever reach his upside RB1 potential? Is Terry McLaurin in store for an absolutely massive campaign? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 25, 2022
479. Philadelphia Eagles Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF champion of sword fighting Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Eagles. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Are we underrating Jalen Hurts’ overall fantasy QB1 potential? Should fantasy investors buy into Miles Sanders at his affordable cost? Will both A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith ball out in 2022? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 24, 2022
478. USFL Week 6 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 6 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 38 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

May 24, 2022
477. Dallas Cowboys Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF reigning beer pong champion Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Cowboys. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Does Dak Prescott have a chance to work as the overall fantasy QB1 in 2022? Is Ezekiel Elliott really washed, or was he just playing hurt last season? Should fantasy managers draft CeeDee Lamb as a legit top-five wide receiver? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 23, 2022
473. New York Jets Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF extraordinaire Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Jets. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will an improved supporting cast lead to a Zach Wilson breakout? How high should year-one expectations be for Breece Hall? Is Elijah Moore the best wide receiver to target in a sneaky-crowded passing game? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 20, 2022
476. USFL Week 6 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is back riding solo and ready to talk all things Week 6 in the USFL. Ian kicks off the pod with some cool point differential and EPA numbers from around the league before listing off his power rankings. Conversation then turns to DFS strategy with plenty of notes from Dwain McFarland's utilization report. Finally, Ian ends the podcast with his best bets and kind wishes for all who continue to celebrate this amazing league.

May 19, 2022
472. Miami Dolphins Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF extraordinaire Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Dolphins. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will an improved supporting cast lead to a fantasy explosion from Tua Tagovailoa? Is Chase Edmonds fantasy football’s cheapest starting running back? Are both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle poised to ball out in 2022? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 19, 2022
Ep 475. Best Ball Draft Szn
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF director of South America fantasy analysis Dwain McFarland to participate in a live Underdog Fantasy best ball draft. The guys go through the draft talking player analysis and strategy while pointing out where the value happens to be at the moment. 56 minutes of drafting in May. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great, after all.

May 19, 2022
Ep 471. New England Patriots Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF thought leader Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Patriots. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Could Mac Jones take a second-year leap? Should fantasy managers simply target the cheapest Patriots running back? Will a change of scenery produce a boom year for DeVante Parker? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 17, 2022
Ep 474. USFL Week 5 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 5 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 30 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

May 16, 2022
Ep.470 Buffalo Bills Team Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF thought leader Dwain McFarland to break down every fantasy angle possible for the 2022 Bills. The guys start things off by discussing the team's offseason coaching and roster changes before deep-diving into the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end depth charts. Will Josh Allen capture his third-consecutive overall QB1 crown? Is James Cook a sneaky good bet to lead all rookie running backs in fantasy points? Should you buy into a year-three Gabriel Davis breakout? All that and much more in another team preview edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

May 16, 2022
469. USFL Week 5 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is back riding solo and ready to talk all things Week 5 in the USFL. Ian kicks off the pod with 10 cool facts about outlier teams around the league before listing off his power rankings. Conversation then turns to DFS strategy with plenty of notes from Dwain McFarland's utilization report. Finally, Ian ends the podcast with his best bets and kind wishes for all who continue to celebrate this amazing league.

May 12, 2022
468. Re-evaluating the rookie class ahead of 2022 with Pat Kerrane
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by NBC Sports Edge's finest Pat Kerrane to break down how the draft changed opinions on this year's rookie class. Topics include: are we underestimating Kenny Picket, were the Jets actually a quite good landing spot for Breece Hall, should we be out on Kenneth Walker, why Tyler Allgeier might be the best late-round running back dart to throw, if Drake London possesses legit WR1 upside in 2022, how much the Jets landing spot hurts Garrett Wilson, are we giving up on Velus Jones far too quickly, why Romeo Doubs is this year's late-round WR gem, and much more.

May 10, 2022
467. USFL Week 4 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 4 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 30 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

May 09, 2022
466. USFL Week 4 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is back riding solo and ready to talk all things Week 4 in the USFL. Ian kicks off the pod with nine players who have stood out to him during the first three weeks of action before listing off his power rankings. Conversation then turns to DFS strategy with plenty of notes from Dwain McFarland's utilization report. Finally Ian ends the podcast with his best bets and kind wishes for all who continue to celebrate this amazing league.

May 05, 2022
465. Post-Draft AFC Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF four-time all-star Dwain McFarland to go through each and every AFC team to evaluate where the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends stand after the draft. 105 minutes of electric conversation. What's better than this. Guys being dudes. It was truly a great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast

May 03, 2022
464. Post-Draft NFC Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF five-time all-star Dwain McFarland to go through each and every NFC team to evaluate where the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receiver, and tight ends stand after the draft. 120 minutes of electric conversation that will be followed by a corresponding AFC pod on Tuesday. It was truly a great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast

May 03, 2022
463. USFL Week 3 review
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Host Ian Hartitz is back and ready to talk all things USFL Week 3 in a special edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Ian goes through all four games from the weekend talking about key plays, workload changes, fantasy football usage, injuries, players of the game, and much more. 23 minutes to catch you up on an entire week of USFL action, is that something you might be interested in?

May 02, 2022
462. NFL Draft Day Two Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF gangster Dwain McFarland to break down day two of the NFL draft. The guys break down each and every quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end that was taken in rounds two and three. This includes rookie year expectations, dynasty valuation, veteran impact — all of that good shit. I am not kidding when I say it was a great day to be great. Nearly two hours of electric content on another edition edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 30, 2022
461. NFL Draft Day One Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF gangster Dwain McFarland to break down day one of the NFL draft as well as the A.J. Brown and Marquise Brown trades. The guys start off with trade talk and discuss just how far AJB falls down the fantasy ranks in Philly. Rashad Bateman is obviously a big winner from Hollywood's departure, but what are we to make of the Cardinals' suddenly-crowded passing game? Dwain and Ian then break down the fantasy outlook for Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, Jahan Dotson, Treylon Burks, and Kenny Pickett in a surprisingly brisk 55 minute edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 29, 2022
460. USFL Week 3 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz puts a pause on draft day festivities to break down the Week 3 USFL slate. Conversation touches on: top-three takeaways from the first two weeks, Ian's power rankings, Dwain's utilization report, injury analysis, favorite plays/fades by position and best bets ahead of Week 3. Truly a great day to be great on another special USFL edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 28, 2022
459. Pre-draft rookie rankings
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF fantasy connoisseur Dwain McFarland to break down their pre-draft rooking rankings. Topics include: is any quarterback other than Malik Willis worth chasing in 2022, is Dameon Pierce going too under the radar, Brian Robinson three-down potential, Garrett Wilson WR1, Justyn Ross darkhorse year one star potential, how much would Jameson Williams rise with health assurance, Trey McBride's best landing spot and much more.

Apr 26, 2022
458. 19 pressing questions ahead of the NFL draft
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF director of dope fantasy shit Dwain McFarland to answer all sorts of listener questions. Topics include: which quarterbacks have the highest rate of dropbacks with zero open receivers, Rondale Moore expectations after the Cardinals re-signed A.J. Green, Leonard Fournette vs. Antonio Gibson in dynasty land, favorite potential third-round running back at the turn, how old is Amari Cooper, D.J. Moore or Michael Pittman in dynasty, and much more in the first of many editions of The PFF Fantasy Football Mailbag.

Apr 25, 2022
457. USFL Week 2 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz rolls solo to break down the Week 2 USFL slate. Ian goes game by game noting: offensive and defensive players of the week, fantasy football workload notes, and additional final thoughts. 30 minutes to catch up on the entire week of action, is that something you might be interested in?

Apr 25, 2022
455. Best ball strategy, zero-RB goofing, how early is too early to draft Deebo Samuel
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF vice president of fantasy hoopla Dwain McFarland to enjoy some beers and an Underdog Fantasy best ball draft. The guys spend an hour going through a draft while explaining their strategy, picks, process and overall thoughts. It was truly a great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 22, 2022
456. USFL Week 2 Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF USFL extraordinaire Dwain McFarland to break down the Week 2 USFL DraftKings slate. The guys go position by position noting: key injuries and ramifications, who is actually on the field all the time and the guy's favorite DraftKings plays and fades. Ian concludes the podcast with his picks against the spread after finishing with a stellar 2-2 record last week. Be sure to check out Ian's Week 2 preview on PFF . com for full thoughts on the slate.

Apr 22, 2022
454. Top-13 rookie running backs to target in fantasy land
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF problem child Dwain McFarland to break down Dwain's rookie running back tiers ahead of the NFL draft. The guys touch on a number of running backs including: Breece Hall, Isaiah Spiller, Kenneth Walker, James Cook, Zamir White, Brian Robinson, and much more, specifically talking about each player's ability to handle a three-down role at the next level. It was a great day to be great and talk running backs for an hour on another edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 19, 2022
453. USFL Week 1 Review
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Host Ian Hartitz rolls solo to break down the Week 1 USFL slate. Ian goes game by game noting: touchdowns scored, offensive and defensive players of the game, fantasy football workload notes, and additional final thoughts. 30 minutes to catch up on the entire week of action, is that something you might be interested in?

Apr 19, 2022
452. Fantasy thoughts on the incoming rookie running backs with Eric Froton
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by NBC Sports Edge College Football analyst Eric Froton to break down the incoming class of rookie running backs. Conversation includes thoughts on: if there's a weight threshold we should care about, Breece Hall vs. Kenneth Walker, deep sleepers to concern yourself with, if a lack of receiving production means that running back can't catch, the importance of pass pro, the Brian Robinson slander needs to stop, and much more.

Apr 15, 2022
451. Available targets post-free agency
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Host Ian Hartitz goes solo to break down available targets around the league with free agency essentially wrapped up. Ian goes through outliers at running back, wide receiver, and tight end to determine which position groups are in the most need of additional help ahead of the draft. This can help us pinpoint situations where: 1) An existing member of the offense is set up for an enhanced role, or 2) Incoming talent has plenty of available opportunity to make an impact sooner rather than later. Notable players touched on: Saquon Barkley, Rondale Moore, Irv Smith, David Njoku, Auden Tate, Ronald Jones and much more.

Apr 14, 2022
450. Most important roster construction thoughts and separation vs. contested catches
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF gangster Dwain McFarland to break down Dwain's article on reverse engineering an adaptable, winning 2022 draft plan along with a discussion on the difference between separation and contested-catch ability. The guys go through why rounds 7-10 are awfully important to nailing your fantasy draft. The good news: there's enough depth at each position (for now) to make basically any draft strategy work; just be ready to adjust accordingly and fill your positions of need after the first six or so rounds. Later the guys discuss why looking at per-route separation is far superior to per-target numbers and why contested-catch goodness shouldn't be considered a negative.

Apr 13, 2022
449. Ultimate USFL Preview with Cody Main
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Establish the Run legend/analyst Cody Main to break down all things USFL. The guys start things off with a look at the overall league format and rule changes to take note of. Conversation then continues with a look at all eight teams, specifically focusing on each squad's: 1) Head coach and play-caller, 2) Quarterback and 3) Projected skill-position pecking order. The guys wrap things up with their Week 1 picks and generally just have a grand time. It's football. Live football in April. Great day to be great. Games start on Saturday and go through Sunday night. Your mock draft will still be there to be read on Monday.

Apr 11, 2022
448. Breaking down the incoming rookie wide receivers with JetPack Galileo
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Chief Rocket Scientist with Fantasy Football Astronauts JetPack Galileo to break down the incoming rookie class of wide receivers. Topics include: JetPack's general methodology, quantifying separation, stats vs. skills, what injuries to really care about in this class (cc. Jameson Williams), why George Pickens looks like a potential bargain in fantasy land, why Drake London is jumbo Keenan Allen, why Treylon Burks is "Cordarrelle Claypool", favorite sleeper, ideal landing spot for Will Fuller, Mo Alie-Cox propaganda and much more.

https://www.ffastronauts.com/rookie-guide

Apr 08, 2022
447. 25 players whose stock is on the rise after staying home in free agency
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF fantasy football architect Dwain McFarland to discuss Ian's latest article barking about 25 players whose stock is on the rise after staying home in free agency. Players touched on include: Gabriel Davis, Devin Singletary, Michael Carter, David Njoku, Michael Pittman, Parris Campbell, Mo Alie-Cox, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, all of the Denver Broncos, Michael Gallup, Dalton Schultz, Irv Smith, Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet, David Montgomery, Sun God, Lombardi Lenny, James Conner, Rondale Moore, Cordarrelle Patterson and Rashaad Penny.

Apr 08, 2022
446. Best Ball Stream
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF generational talent Dwain McFarland to do their first Underdog best-ball draft of the year. Screen share is enabled and shows the draft board along the way, so this might be a good episode to check out the video for. The guys go round by round, shedding blood, sweat and tears as they put together an objectively pretty awesome squad. Strategy is discussed both in terms of roster discussion and general player evaluation. It was truly a great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 07, 2022
445. Draft capital matters and pre-draft best-ball targets/fades
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF vice president of fantasy football vibes Dwain McFarland to break down some of the guy's findings on draft capital and best-ball targets. Ian starts things off by going over his latest article for PFF . com, concluding that fantasy footballers are largely better off only attacking players drafted inside of the top-three rounds regardless of position. After about 30 minutes Dwain briefly hears out Ian's complaint that everyone is over-reacting to Zeke's underwhelming, but injury-induced, second half of the season before the guys move on to some best-ball targets. Dwain leads the charge and goes through which quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends he's straddling (pause), avoiding, or targeting before the draft. It was a great day to be great on the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Apr 06, 2022
444. Tight end rankings
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the entire tight end fantasy landscape. The guys go through their respective rankings, Dwain's tiers and basically just talk some ball with a focus on fantasy. Business as usual some might say. It was a great day to be great on the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast in episode four of a short four-part series previewing every fantasy position before the guys really start getting into pure draft strategy and specific targets.

Apr 01, 2022
443. Wide receiver rankings
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the entire wide receiver fantasy landscape. The guys go through their respective rankings, Dwain's tiers and basically just talk some ball with a focus on fantasy. Business as usual some might say. It was a great day to be great on the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast in episode three of a short four-part series previewing every fantasy position before the guys really start getting into pure draft strategy and specific targets.

Apr 01, 2022
442. Running back rankings
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the entire running back fantasy landscape. The guys go through their respective rankings, Dwain's tiers and basically just talk some ball with a focus on fantasy. Business as usual some might say. It was a great day to be great on the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast in episode two of a short four-part series previewing every fantasy position before the guys really start getting into pure draft strategy and specific targets.

Mar 30, 2022
441. Quarterback rankings
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the entire quarterback fantasy landscape. The guys go through their respective rankings, Dwain's tiers and basically just talk some ball with a focus on fantasy. Business as usual some might say. It was a great day to be great on the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast in episode one of a short four-part series previewing every fantasy position before the guys really start getting into pure draft strategy and specific targets.

Mar 29, 2022
440. Team-by-team review post-free agency
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF rockstar Dwain McFarland to go through the depth charts of all 32 teams after free agency. The guys set a new record by barking for over 3 hours, but dammit it's good stuff. One team after another, alphabetical, QB, RB, WR and TE alike: it was a great day to be great on The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. If you listen on 3x speed, we're talking barely over an hour. Cool? Cool.

Mar 25, 2022
440. Tyreek Hill trade implications and Dwain McFarland's early 2022 top-12 ranks
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's finest Dwain McFarland to break down the Tyreek Hill trade as well as Dwain's early 2022 rankings. Key points from the Hill discussion include: how far Hill drops now catching passes from Tua, is Jaylen Waddle still a WR1?, why it might make sense to fade Mike Gesicki, if Tua is now in the QB1 conversation (lol, no), how far Patrick Mahomes should drop, time to sell Travis Kelce in dynasty? (YES) and more. The guys end the podcast with Dwain's top-12 QB, RB, WR and TE ranks with conversation particularly touching on the upside of Albert O and the Broncos passing game.

Mar 24, 2022
439. More Free Agency Review Goodness
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Host Ian Hartitz is back for a solo pod edition to break down the last few days of free agency. Topics include: Deshaun Watson to the Browns, Mat Ryan to the Colts, believe in bounce backs from Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston?, going home was always the best-case scenario for Leonard Fournette, Rashaad Penny and Cordarrelle Patterson, DUKE JOHNSON IS THE U'S ALL-TIME LEADING RUSHER AND IT'S LIKE NONE OF YOU EVEN CARE, Robert Woods to the Titans, if JuJu can rekindle some fantasy magic with the Chiefs, how Jamison Crowder fits the Bills offense, Gerald Everett expectations in Los Angeles, if we're back in on Robert Tonyan and much more.

Mar 22, 2022
438. Day 4 Free Agency Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the big news from Thursday and early Friday. Topics include: Davante Adams to the Raiders holy shit, Allen Robinson getting paid by the Rams, breaking down potential Deshaun Watson trades to both the Saints and Falcons, if Damien Williams has a chance to lead the Atlanta backfield, what to make of the Patriots signing Ty Montgomery, if Hayden Hurst is a fantasy-viable tight end in Cincinnati and much more.

Mar 18, 2022
437. Day 3 Free Agency Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the big news from Wednesday and early Thursday. Topics include: RIP Antonio Gibson RB1 szn, undertaker gif Devin Singletary RB1 szn?, impact of Brandon Bolden on Josh Jacobs, Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds committee, AJB *the* WR1?, Buying David Njoku hype?, fade the hell out of the Jets tight ends, buy the hell out of Irv Smith in fantasy formats of all shapes and sizes, Gronk might be undervalued again and much more.

Mar 17, 2022
436. Day 2 Free Agency Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the big news from Tuesday. Topics include: expectations for Russell Gage, if Amon-Ra St. Brown has been negatively impacted by the Lions' moves at wide receiver, what to make of the newfound options in Jacksonville, Antonio Gibson is free, Devin Singletary lost some pass-down work, James White might have another PPR-induced solid fantasy season in his pocket, Tevin Coleman being back is probably good for Michael Carter in the grand scheme of things, and much more.

Mar 15, 2022
435. Day 1 Free Agency Review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the big news from Monday and the weekend. Topics include: Mitch Trubisky as a late-round flyer?, James Conner RB1 szn, chill on Chase Edmonds expectations, Christian Kirk got PAID, Braxton Berrios sneaky-solid late-round pick?, Bengals boosting their offensive line, what to make of the Cowboys wide receiver room without Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson, Mo Alie-Cox is a large human, Tom Brady unretired (what a jerk), Isaiah McKenzie possible outcomes, Zach Ertz expectations (good!), a look at the Chargers passing game and much more.

Mar 14, 2022
434. Mega free agency preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to go through all 32 teams in order to break down their free agency situation. This involves looking at every QB, RB, WR and TE room and determining: 1.) who is leaving, 2.) who could be expected to fill their roles, and 3.) overall fantasy expectations. 2.5 hours later, Ian and Dwain accomplish this very task and look forward to doing so again after free agency concludes. Great day to be great, after all.

Mar 11, 2022
433. Russell Wilson trade implications and NFL combine winners/losers
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Kevin Cole to sort through the Russell Wilson trade as well as the biggest winners and losers from last week's combine. Fantasy conversation touches on: just how high is too high to rank Russ in Denver, projected pecking order at wide receiver, if you should buy the Albert O hype, if D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are still top-20 options, Noah Fant full-time role szn, and much more. Next Kevin explains which combine metrics are really worth paying attention to for fantasy purposes before the guys go through the biggest winners and losers at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end.

Mar 08, 2022
432. Dynasty tight end landscape with Sigmund Bloom
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by co-owner of Footballguys.com Sigmund Bloom to break down the tight end landscape in dynasty land. Topics include: how much does age matter at tight end, Mark Andrews vs. George Kittle, have we already seen the best of Darren Waller?, buy/sell/hold Hockenson vs. Goedert vs. Knox, is Ian too high on Noah Fant (probably), BUY IRV SMITH SERIOUSLY IF THERE'S ONE LESSON FROM THE PODCAST IT'S THIS, Dalton Schultz Cowboys TE1 of the future?, Mike Gesicki best still to come?, why Brevin Jordan is this year's late-round tight end darling and much more.

Mar 03, 2022
431. How ADP moves, available carries and targets, current best-ball takeaways
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland (in a cowboy hat!) and Nathan Jahnke to look at how average draft position moves throughout the offseason, available carries and targets pre-free agency as well as current best-ball takeaways by position. This one is loaded, and did we mention Dwain wears a cowboy hat? It's tough to see what more anybody could possibly want from a podcast. One might even say it's a great day to be great.

Mar 03, 2022
430. Dynasty wide receiver landscape with Ray G
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on dynasty content creator and NFL draft specialist Ray Garvin (@RayGQue) to talk all things dynasty wide receivers! Topics include: who fills out the top-five behind Chase and Jefferson, what to make of beastly wide receivers that are starting to get up there in the age department, Tee Higgins vs. Diontae Johnson vs. D.J. Moore, is Jaylen Waddle just scratching the surface of what he's capable of, is Elijah Moore going a bit overhyped, Chase Claypool buy low?, why don't people accept Marquise Brown is a baller, what to make of Calvin Ridley and Michael Thomas at the moment, BUY CURTIS SAMUEL, Kendrick Bourne szn?!, Garrett Wilson vs. Chris Olave, Ray's thoughts on Treylon Burks and much more.

Feb 24, 2022
429. Dynasty quarterback landscape with Mike Clay
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on ESPN fantasy analyst Mike Clay to break down the NFL's quarterback landscape from a dynasty perspective. Topics include: potential buy-low opportunity for older quarterbacks?, second-year signal-caller ranks, Justin Herbert THE QB3?, Burrow vs. Jackson vs. Murray, have we seen the best of Russell Wilson already?, the Deshaun Watson situation, Stafford vs. Rodgers, why Jalen Hurts is a prime sell-high candidate, Derek Carr in Pittsburgh might be a fun time and much, much more.

Feb 22, 2022
428. Dynasty running back landscape with JJ Zachariason
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Late-Round Fantasy Football creator JJ Zachariason to talk all things dynasty running backs! Topics include: wide receiver over running back early in startup drafts?, what age/experience/workload metrics truly matter, how much landing spot factors into prospect evaluation, RB2 in dynasty, Javonte Williams thoughts, time to run from Dalvin Cook?, how Austin Ekeler might age, what to make of Cam Akers, Michael Carter vs. Elijah Mitchell vs. Travis Etienne, some late-round sleepers and much more! Make sure you check out JJ's new site: https://lateround.com/

Feb 18, 2022
427. Dynasty rankings szn
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down his fantasy football dynasty ranks by position, which includes 400 players and can be found on PFF.com. He goes through the top-12 at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, highlighting some particularly difficult decision and debates along the way. The 50 minute solo episode also includes plenty of thoughts on late-round gems including David Njoku, Chris Evans, Curtis Samuel and more.

Feb 15, 2022
Ep 426 - Super Bowl Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down the key matchups in Super Bowl 56, favorite prop bets, game picks, DFS thoughts and more. Topics include: Tee Higgins explosion incoming?, how involved will Samaje Perine be, Matthew Stafford vs. man/zone, Joe Burrow longest rush, national anthem length, who to captain in DFS and much more in this action packed 40 minute edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Feb 11, 2022
Ep 425 - 10 questions with Ben Brown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by host of the PFF Betting Podcast Ben Brown for 10 questions focused on Super Bowl props! Ben delivers his favorite seven prop bets before the guys hash out 1) Does it make sense to take Burrow or Stafford for MVP instead of Bengals/Rams moneyline?, 2) Underrated x-factor from the Bengals?, and 3) Goofy prop analysis including gatorade color, national anthem length, if Snoop Dogg will light up during halftime and more!

Feb 10, 2022
Ep 424 - TE free agency preview, what routes actually matter at the NFL level and 12 rounds: Burrow vs. Stafford
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to preview the tight end position ahead of free agency, look at which routes actually matter at the NFL level and break down Ian's latest article featuring 12 rounds between Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford. Critics are saying this is the best epiosde the duo has pulled off in decades. Even scholars have been hard pressed to find a single flaw in Dwain's utilization reports. You don't want to miss this one, folks.

Feb 08, 2022
Ep 423 - Fantasy production's correlation to years of experience by position
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to look at how NFL experience has translated to fantasy production at each of quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end. Conversation touches on: traits from fantasy-friendly rookie quarterbacks, which second-year quarterbacks are on the rise, which running backs have already seen their best days, why did Alvin Kamara block Ian on Twitter, third-year boom candidates at wide receiver and tight end, which receivers are getting old and much more.

Feb 04, 2022
Ep 422 - 10 questions with Tej Seth
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF R&D intern Tej Seth for a 10 questions edition of the podcast. The guys start things out by looking at Tej's favorite Lions moment and what he objectively thinks about Matthew Stafford's 2021-2022 campaign. Conversation continues with a question of whether or not another big game from Cooper Kupp can get his postseason run ahead of Larry Fitzgerald's historic stretch. Finally the guys get into the main event: Tej's findings on running back regression. Topics include: the myth of one season leading to running backs falling off a cliff, if college workload matters, weighting carries vs. targets, just how important is draft capital and much more.

Feb 03, 2022
Ep 421 - Most fantasy-friendly backfields, best free agent wide receiver landing spots and the 2022 Jameis Winston All-Stars
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to for a hot-hitting three segment Tuesday covering the most fantasy-friendly backfields, best free agent wide receivers landing spots and Ian's 2022 Jameis Winston all-star team. The guys use plenty of screen sharing in this one so feel free to hop on over to Youtube if so inclined. The podcast begins with a simulation on which running backs would truly be putting forward the biggest fantasy production without injuries or changes in efficiency. Next Ian and Dwain touch on five of the top landing spots for wide receivers, with Dwain giving plenty of input on which free agents make the most sense where. Finally the podcast concludes with the Jameis Winston all stars featuring: Justin Fields, Mike Williams, Trevon Diggs and much more

Feb 01, 2022
Ep 420 - 10 questions with Nate Liss
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by dynasty fantasy football aficionado Nate Liss to talk 10-ish questions on dynasty. The guys start things off with some general dynasty fantasy best practices for newcomers before getting into some quarterback talk. Nate is comfortable ranking Josh Allen as the QB2 behind only Patrick Mahomes, while there are more questions about Lamar Jackson than the rest of the top-tier quarterbacks. We're not giving up on Trevor Lawrence just yet, but sheesh. Running back discussion includes highlights on D'Andre Swift and Cam Akers before the guys talk about the "cliff" age to start to worry about future production. The podcast concludes with thoughts on CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown, Diontae Johnson, Jaylen Waddle, Cole Kmet, Dawson Knox, and much more.

Jan 28, 2022
Ep 419 - Championship Sunday DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the DFS slate ahead of the AFC and NFC Championship games. Conversation touches on various topics including: anyway to get off Patrick Mahomes in cash, which complementary Chiefs receiver is most worthy of squeezing into lineups, Jerick McKinnon vs. CEH, Ja'Marr Chase vs. Tee Higgins, if Jimmy Garoppolo can enable any high-end pass-catchers, Cam Akers expectations and much more.

Jan 27, 2022
Ep 418 - AFC and NFC Championship game previews
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down the AFC and NFC Championship. Plenty of fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Straight-up fantasy and real-life football goodness. 50 minutes. Why not.

Jan 26, 2022
Ep 417 - Divisional Round usage notes and free agency RB preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down key usage notes from an electrifying divisional round as well as touch on some fantasy-relevant backfields before free agency. Usage notes include thoughts on Jerick McKinnon Chiefs RB1, George Kittle finally getting fed some targets, Cam Akers Rams RB1, and more. Backfields discussed: Cardinals, Falcons, Broncos, Texans, Chiefs, Rams, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Seahawks, 49ers, Buccaneers, and the Football Team. Great day to be great everyone.

Jan 24, 2022
Ep 416 - Divisional Round DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Divisional Round DraftKings slate. Main topics include: Davante Adams or Cooper Kupp, favorite $5k running back, how is Tee Higgins so cheap, Josh Allen as cash game QB, CEH expectations, favorite defense, and much more. The guys finish off the podcast with a number of favorite props for the weekend.

(0:00) Intro, (2:50) Cash QBs, (5:00) Cash RBs, (11:55) Cash WRs, (23:00) Cash TEs, (24:30) Cash D/ST, (28:20) Tournament QBs, (31:45) Tournament RBs, (36:20) Tournament WRs, (41:30) Tournament TEs, (47:00) Tournament D/ST, (48:15) Player props

Jan 21, 2022
Ep 415 - Divisional Round game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all four games ahead of the Divisional Round. In a plot twist: Ian and Dwain each talk about every team involved. Not the usual away/home format here folks. Madness. Anyway, still plenty of fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Straight-up fantasy and real-life football goodness. 90 minutes. Why not.

Jan 20, 2022
Ep 414 - Wild Card usage takeaways and 2022 ranks
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior fantasy analysts Dwain McFarland and Nathan Jahnke to recap some key usage takeaways from the Wild Card round as well as to preview the 2022 ranks. Usage notes include thoughts on the Bills' developing pecking order at wide receiver, Jerick McKinnon RB1 szn, Tampa Bay without the artist known as Lombardi Lenny, Cam Akers being BACK, and more. 2022 ranking talk goes over a number of subjects including expectations for Javonte Williams and Antonio Gibson, how high is too high to rank Michael Carter, favorite late-round quarterback, non-obvious third-year wide receiver primed for a breakout, what to expect from Diontae Johnson without Big Ben and much more.

Jan 18, 2022
Ep 413 - Wild Card Injury Report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The guys go through all six games providing analysis and projected game statuses. They also touch on weather. Can't miss stuff, people. Great day to be great as always.

Jan 14, 2022
Ep 412 - Wild Card DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Wild Card DraftKings slate. Main topics include: favorite cheap wide receiver, don't sleep on Jimmy G and this 49ers' passing game, leaving salary on the table in tournaments, favorite defensive pick, if this is the week to roll with two tight ends, weather concerns, and much more. The guys finish off the podcast with a number of favorite props for the weekend.

Jan 13, 2022
Ep 411 - Wild Card game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all six games ahead of Wild Card weekend. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Straight-up fantasy and real-life football goodness. Why not.

Jan 13, 2022
Ep 410 - Week 18 usage, top fantasy performers of 2021 and most-complete NFL playoff teams
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down some key Week 18 usage notes for relevant playoff squads, the 20-year history of fantasy QB1, RB1, WR1, and TE1, as well as Ian's latest article on the playoff's most-complete teams. Great day to be great.

0:06 - Intro, 1:50 - AFC playoff players usage, 11:55 - NFC playoff players usage, 23:50 - History of Fantasy QB1, 26:45 - History of Fantasy RB1, 30:51 - History of Fantasy WR1, 35:28 - History of Fantasy TE1, 38:37 - The Most Complete Playoff Teams, 55:15 - Outro

Jan 11, 2022
Ep 409 - Week 18 Injury Report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on key incentives to know ahead of Sunday, which teams don't have much to play for, Jimmy Garoppolo (right thumb), Lamar Jackson (ankle), Nick Chubb (chest, ribs), Mark Ingram (knee), Michael Carter (concussion), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Shoulder), Elijah Mitchell (knee), the Buccaneers backfield, Mike Evans (hamstring), Braxton Berrios (quad), Emmanuel Sanders (knee), Darren Waller (knee), Kyle Pitts (hamstring), Ricky Seals-Jones (concussion) and much more.

Jan 07, 2022
Ep 408 - Week 18 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 18 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Taysom Hill, Chase Edmonds, Devin Singletary, David Montgomery, Rashaad Penny, Jaylen Waddle, Terry McLaurin, Ray-Ray McCloud, Pat Friermuth, Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Lockett and much more.

(0:00) Intro, (2:35) Cash QBs, (6:30) Cash RBs, (10:45) Cash WRs, (19:00) Cash TEs, (21:40) Tournament QBs, (24:30) Tournament RBs, (30:10) Tournament WRs, (38:10) Tournament TEs, (47:00) Prop picks

Jan 06, 2022
Ep 407 - Week 18 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 18. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, who is still playing for playoff contention, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Nearly two hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

Jan 06, 2022
Ep 406 - Week 17 usage notes, fantasy awards, and big picture takeaways from 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the key usage notes from Week 17, PFF's season-long fantasy awards as well as a few big picture takeaways from the year. Usage conversation includes notes on Cole Beasley yielding some snaps to Isaiah McKenzie, CeeDee Lamb back to an every-down role, Van Jefferson losing steam, Dare RB1 Ogunbowale, Elijah Mitchell, and D'Andre Swift's returns, and much more. Fantasy awards highlight Cooper Kupp as MVP, Ja'Marr Chase as rookie of the year, and Cordarrelle Patterson as most improved fantasy player among others. Finally, Dwain and Ian talk some hits and misses from 2021, pointing out suggestions on how to get better in 2022.

0:00 - Intro, 1:53 - Key takeaways from Week 17, 2:07 - Cole Beasley or Isaiah McKenzie?, 5:00 - Rams WR room, Van Jefferson, 8:30 - Michael Gallup out, CeeDee Lamb, 12:50 - Buccaneers WRs, 19:56 - Is Zay Jones the real deal?, 22:45 - RB usage, Mitchell, Swift, 39:27 - PFF Awards, 40:20 - Fantasy Football MVP, 47:28 - Most improved Fantasy Football player, 51:40 - Best Fantasy comeback, beginning to end of season, 57:50 - Fantasy Rookie of the Year, 1:05:20 - “He’s Not A Backup, Coach” Award, 1:09:16 - Award Summary and Takeaways, 1:09:45 - Hits and misses from 2021, how to get better in 2022, 1:31:54 - Outro

Jan 04, 2022
Ep 405 - Week 17 Injury Report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on players including Kirk Cousins (covid), Jared Goff (knee), D'Andre Swift (shoulder), Elijah Mitchell (knee), Antonio Gibson (covid), Kareem Hunt (ankle), James Conner (heel), Antonio Brown (ankle), Mike Evans (hamstring), the Broncos and Giants' ridiculously banged-up receiver rooms, Zach Ertz (hamstring), Pat Freiermuth (concussion) and much more.

00:00 - 01:00 Intro, 01:00 - 05:00 QBs who are in and out, 05:00 - 18:00 RB situation, 18:00 - 33:00 Where we’re at with WR, 33:00 - 36:00 TE talk, 36:00 - 36:00 Outro

Jan 01, 2022
Ep 404 - Week 17 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 17 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Trey Lance, Ronald Jones, David Montgomery, Mo Alie-Cox, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jaylen Waddle, Rashaad Penny, Damien Harris, Josh Palmer, George Kittle and much more.

Dec 31, 2021
Ep 403 - Week 17 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 17. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Nearly two and a half hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

Dec 30, 2021
Ep 402 - Week 17 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Justin Fields and the week's top-QB streamers, what to make of Dare Ogunbowale and Boston Scott moving forward, does Isaiah McKenzie, Josh Palmer, or Allen Lazard deserve to be the week's top WR waiver claim, the week's top tight end streamers, and much more.

Dec 28, 2021
Ep 401 - Week 16 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon game with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Lions vs. Falcons (1:33) Rams vs. Vikings (7:35) Jaguars vs. Jets (12:47) Giants vs. Eagles (19:33) Bills vs. Patriots (26:22) Ravens vs. Bengals (33:34) Chargers vs. Texans (41:55) Buccaneers vs. Panthers (48:17) Bears vs. Seahawks (55:16) Broncos vs. Raiders (1:01:54) Steelers vs. Chiefs (1:09:15)

Dec 27, 2021
Ep 400 - Week 16 Injury Report
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on players including Jared Goff (Covid), Justin Fields (ankle), Lamar Jackson (ankle), Austin Ekeler (Covid), Dalvin Cook (Covid), Miles Sanders (ankle), Antonio Gibson (toe), James Conner (heel), Aaron Jones (knee), Joe Mixon (ankle), Mike Evans (hamstring), D.J. Moore (hamstring), Adam Thielen (ankle), Travis Kelce (Covid), Darren Waller (knee, back), Zach Ertz (hamstring) and much more.

Dec 26, 2021
Ep 399 - Week 16 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 16 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Jalen Hurts, Antonio Brown, Dallas Goedert, Cole Kmet, Sony Michel, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyler Johnson, Gabriel Davis, Kyle Pitts, Courtland Sutton and much more.

Dec 24, 2021
Ep 398 - Week 16 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 16. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Nearly two and a half hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

Dec 23, 2021
Ep 397 - Week 16 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Justin Fields and the week's top-QB streamers, what to make of Duke Johnson and Jeff Wilson moving forward, does Amon-Ra St. Brown, Russell Gage, or Gabriel Davis deserves to be the week's top WR waiver claim, the week's top tight end streamers, and much more.

Dec 21, 2021
Ep 396 - Week 15 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon game with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Titans vs. Steelers (1:56) Panthers vs. Bills (7:38) Texans vs. Jaguars (18:37) Cowboys vs. Giants (23:22) Cardinals vs. Lions (33:44) Jets vs. Dolphins (46:52) Bengals vs. Broncos (57:54) Falcons vs. 49ers (1:07:41) Ravens vs. Packers (1:20:23) Mini-previews of the four remaining games (1:37:51)

Dec 20, 2021
Ep 395 - Week 15 Injury "Apocalypse" Report
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PFF Fantasy analysts Andrew Erickson and Dwain McFarland go through the most important injuries/COVID updates for this weekend's NFL action.

Dec 18, 2021
Ep 394 - Week 15 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 15 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Matthew Stafford, James Robinson, James Conner, Van Jefferson, Gabriel Davis, Aaron Rodgers, D'Onta Foreman, Myles Gaskin, Mike Gesicki and much more.

(0:00) Intro, (2:50) Cash QBs,(6:30) Cash RBs, (10:10) Cash WRs, (14:00) Cash TEs, (18:50) Cash D/ST, (22:40) Tournament QBs, (29:30) Tournament RBs, (33:00) Tournament WRs, (39:30) Tournament TEs, (45:40) Tournament D/ST, (47:00) Prop bets

Dec 16, 2021
Ep 393 - Week 15 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 15. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Nearly two and a half hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

0:00 - Intro, 1:37 - Chiefs vs Chargers preview, 9:20 - Raiders vs Browns preview, 16:06 - Patriots vs Colts preview, 22:31 - Titans vs Steelers preview, 29:26 - Panthers vs Bills preview, 37:37 - Football Team vs Eagles preview, 45:30 - Texans vs Jaguars preview, 51:31 - Cowboys vs Giants preview, 1:00:46 - Cardinals vs Lions preview, 1:10:19 - Jets vs Dolphins preview, 1:18:16 - Bengals vs Broncos preview, 1:28:05 - Falcons vs 49ers preview, 1:38:59 - Seahawks vs Rams preview, 1:47:51 - Packers vs Ravens preview, 1:58:00 - Saints vs Buccaneers preview, 2:08:24 - Vikings vs Bears preview, 2:21:08 - Outro

Dec 15, 2021
Ep 392 - Week 15 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Justin Fields and the week's top-QB streamers, what to make of Rashaad Penny moving forward, does Russell Gage or Gabriel Davis deserve to be the week's top WR waiver claim, K.J. Osborn and Tyler Conklin expectations without Adam Thielen, and much more.

00:00 - 02:00 Intro, 02:00 - 10:00 The plan at QB, 10:00 - 20:00 RB Adds, 20:00 - 25:00 WR moves, 25:00 - 27:00 What to do at TE, 27:00 - 29:00 Outro

Dec 14, 2021
Ep 391 - Week 14 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon game with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

0:00 - Intro, 1:00 - Ravens vs. Browns, 9:27 - Saints vs. Jets, 17:09 - Seahawks vs. Texans, 26:25 - Jaguars vs. Titans, 31:41 - Raiders vs. Chiefs, 40:38 - Falcons vs. Panthers, 49:55 - Cowboys vs. WFT, 1:04:03 - Lions vs. Broncos, 1:10:34 - Giants vs. Chargers, 1:20:38 - 49ers vs. Bengals, 1:31:31 - Bills vs. Buccaneers

Dec 13, 2021
Ep 390 - Week 14 Injury Report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Andrew Erickson and Dwain McFarland to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on Taysom Hill (finger), Joe Burrow (pinkie), James Robinson (heel, knee), Josh Jacobs (ankle), Melvin Gordon (hip), Jamaal Williams (covid), Alex Collins (abdomen), Saquon Barkley (ankle), the Chargers' covid-induced wide receiver room, Julio Jones (hamstring), Deebo Samuel (groin), Elijah Moore (quad), Austin Hooper with his fellow tight end friends out and much more in this action-packed 70-minute episode.

Dec 10, 2021
Ep 389 - Week 14 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 14 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Taysom Hill, Hunter Renfrow, the Chargers wide receiver situation, Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley, CeeDee Lamb, D.K. Metcalf, Austin Hooper, Rob Gronkowski, and much more.

(0:00) Intro, (1:30) Injury discussion, (6:30) Cash QBs, (10:00) Cash RBs, (13:35) Cash WRs, (23:00) Cash TEs, (25:30) Cash D/ST, (28:30) Tournament QBs, (32:00) Tournament RBs, (38:20) Tournament WRs, (46:00) Tournament TEs, (48:30) Tournament FLEX, (50:00) Tournament D/ST, (52:10) Stack of the week, (53:45) Prop bets

Dec 10, 2021
Ep 388 - 10 questions with Matt Kelley
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on boss man of Roto Underworld and Player Profiler Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion) for 10 questions related to the fantasy football playoffs and dynasty. The guys start off by going over who would be the QB1, RB1, WR1, and TE1 ahead of the fantasy playoffs if we drafted today. The conversation moves around to focusing on Justin Jefferson and whether or not folks should be more concerned with raw volume vs. focusing on receivers that have other pieces to help take away defensive attention. The guys go over the problems with too heavily assuming last year will predict next year when looking ahead to future fantasy seasons and go over some of their 2021 mistakes like Jonathan Taylor, Mike Evans, and Tyler Boyd. Additional topics include time to sell high on Jaylen Waddle?, Jerry Jeudy future outlook, top lessons for new dynasty players, and why speed kills at the running back position.

00:00 - 01:00 Intro, 01:00 - 41:00 QB1/RB1/WR/TE1 - top players at each position talk, 41:00 - 50:00 Looking back, 50:00 - 54:00 Who would you overpay for?, 55:00 - 1:08 Dynasty priorities, 1:08:00 - 1:10:00 Outro

Dec 09, 2021
Ep 387 - Week 14 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 14 games ahead of Week 14. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Nearly two and a half hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

0:00 - Intro, 2:24 - Steelers vs Vikings preview, 13:00 - Saints vs Jets preview, 21:17 - Falcons vs Panthers preview, 28:28 - Seahawks vs Texans preview, 34:00 - Raiders vs Chiefs preview, 44:55 - Ravens vs Browns preview, 56:14 - Cowboys vs Football Team preview, 1:07:15 - Jaguars vs Titans preview, 1:20:42 - Giants vs Chargers preview, 1:26:54 - Lions vs Broncos preview, 1:39:59 - 49ers vs Bengals preview, 1:50:50 - Bills vs Buccaneers preview, 2:02:40 - Bears vs Packers preview, 2:08:57 - Rams vs Cardinals preview, 2:23:38 - Outro

Dec 08, 2021
Ep 386 - Week 14 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Cam Newton and the week's top-QB streamers, what to make of Sony Michel moving forward, does Russell Gage deserve to be the week's top WR waiver claim, K.J. Osborn expectations without Adam Thielen, and much more.

00:00 - 01:00 Intro, 01:00 - 05:00 Ranking QB pick ups, 05:00 - 13:00 RBs to go get, 13:00 - 24:00 WRs on the list, 24:00 - 28:00 TE thoughts, 28:00 - 30:00 Outro

Dec 07, 2021
Ep 385 - Week 13 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon game with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Chargers vs. Bengals (1:23) Vikings vs. Lions (7:50) Buccaneers vs. Falcons (18:06) Cardinals vs. Bears (28:31) Giants vs. Dolphins (37:07) Eagles vs. Jets (46:49) Colts vs. Texans (55:46) Jaguars vs. Rams (1;00:31) WFT vs. Raiders (1:07:05) 49ers vs. Seahawks (1:18:22) Key injury updates (1:28:56) Ravens vs. Steelers (1:29:44)

Dec 06, 2021
Ep 384 - Week 13 Injury Report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Andrew Erickson and Dwain McFarland to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on: Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, Dalvin Cook, Melvin Gordon, Josh Jacobs, James Robinson, Antonio Gibson, Myles Gaskin, Kenny Golladay, DeAndre Hopkins, Logan Thomas, Pat Freiermuth, and much more in this jam-packed 58-minute episode.

Dec 04, 2021
Ep 383 - Week 13 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 13 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Carson Wentz, Jonathan Taylor, Ja'Marr Chase, George Kittle, Darnell Mooney, Antonio Gibson, and much more.

(0:05) Intro, (1:45) Cash QBs, (6:20) Cash RBs, (10:45) Cash WRs, (15:25) Cash TEs, (16:15) Cash D/ST, (19:30) Tournament QBs, (26:05) Tournament RBs, (32:40) Tournament WRs, (43:42) Tournament TEs, (47:20) Tournament D/ST, (50:50) Tournament Stacks, (52:00) Prop picks

Dec 03, 2021
Ep 382 - Week 13 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 14 games ahead of Week 13. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Nearly two and a half hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

0:08 - Intro, 2:06 - Cowboys vs Saints preview, 9:12 - Colts vs Texans preview, 13:33 - Vikings vs Lions preview, 19:57 - Giants vs Dolphins preview, 29:16 - Buccaneers vs Falcons preview, 39:06 - Eagles vs Jets preview, 45:01 - Cardinals vs Bears preview, 55:40 - Chargers vs Bengals preview, 1:04:33 - Jaguars vs Rams preview, 1:12:47 - Football Team vs Raiders preview, 1:21:37 - Ravens vs Steelers preview, 1:29:47 - 49ers vs Seahawks preview, 1:38:55 - Broncos vs Chiefs preview, 1:49:10 - Patriots vs Bills preview, 2:01:58 - Outro

Dec 01, 2021
Ep 381 - Week 13 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Taysom Hill and the week's top-QB streamers, what to make of the Panthers' CMC-less backfield, does Alexander Mattison deserve to be the week's top waiver claim, Jamaal Williams expectations without D'Andre Swift, DeSean Jackson boom-or-bust WR3 potential, what to do with Darren Waller considered week-to-week and much more.

Nov 30, 2021
Ep 380 - Week 12 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon game with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Steelers vs. Bengals (1:37) Panthers vs. Dolphins (10:42) Patriots vs. Titans (21:52) Eagles vs. Giants (32:13) Falcons vs. Jaguars (42:48) Jets vs. Texans (50:48) Buccaneers vs. Colts (59:45) Chargers vs. Broncos (1:06:41) Vikings vs. 49ers (1:16:20) Rams vs. Packers (1:23:42)

Nov 29, 2021
Ep 379 - Week 12 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on Kareem Hunt (calf), Saquon Barkley (ankle), Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle), Elijah Mitchell (rib, finger), Mike Evans (back), A.J. Brown (chest), Kadarius Toney (quad), James O'Shaughnessy (ankle), Eric Ebron (knee) and much more in an action-packed 60-minute edition of The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Nov 27, 2021
Ep 378 - Week 12 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 12 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Cam Newton, Brandon Aiyuk, Pat Freiermuth, Laviska Shenault, A.J. Dillon, Leonard Fournette, Miles Sanders, and much more.

Nov 26, 2021
Ep 377 - Week 12 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 15 games ahead of Week 12. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great. Two and a half hours of straight-up fantasy goodness. Why not.

0:08 - Intro, 0:42 - Bears vs Lions preview, 7:21 - Raiders vs Cowboys preview, 15:41 - Bills vs Saints preview, 26:37 - Steelers vs Bengals preview, 37:18 - Panthers vs Dolphins preview, 45:55 - Eagles vs Giants preview, 1:00;29 - Titans vs Patriots preview, 1:11:50 - Falcons vs Jaguars preview, 1:16:58 - Buccaneers vs Colts preview, 1:26:01 - Jets vs Texans preview, 1:33:37 - Chargers vs Broncos preview, 1:45:55 - Vikings vs 49ers preview, 1:53:23 - Rams vs Packers preview, 2:02:35 - Browns vs Ravens preview, 2:13:21 - Seahawks vs Football Team preview, 2:21:47 - Outro

Nov 24, 2021
Ep 376 - Week 12 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Cam Newton QB1 szn, Ty Johnson worth the price?, go get Devonta Freeman if he's available, Tre'Quan Smith on the rise, Elijah Moore stays balling, Logan Thomas (hamstring) might be back, and much more

00:00 - 02:00 Thanksgiving Intro, 02:00 - 11:00 Guide to QBs, 11:00 - 21:00 What to do at RB, 21:00 - 25:00 WRs to add, 25:00 - 29:00 TE pickups, 29:00 - 31:00 Outro

Nov 23, 2021
Ep 375 - Week 11 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon game with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Lions vs. Browns (1:38) Colts vs. Bills (8:30) Ravens vs. Bears (18:44) Texans vs. Titans (30:03) Packers vs. Vikings (38:22) Dolphins vs. Jets (46:29) Saints vs. Eagles (56:53) WFT vs. Panthers (1:08:37) 49ers vs. Jaguars (1:19:13) Bengals vs. Raiders (1:28:57) Cardinals vs. Seahawks (1:38:00) Cowboys vs. Chiefs (1:48:30)

Nov 22, 2021
Ep 374 - Week 11 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on: Kyler Murray (ankle), Cam Newton projected snaps, Alvin Kamara (knee), Aaron Jones (knee), Saquon Barkley (ankle), Alex Collins (groin), Elijah Mitchell (finger), Amari Cooper (covid), Allen Robinson (hamstring), Dallas Goedert (concussion), Rob Gronkowski (back) and much more.

Nov 20, 2021
Ep 373 - Week 11 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 11 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Cam Newton, Tee Higgins, Michael Gallup, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Burrow, A.J. Dillon, Marquise Brown, Michael Pittman, Ja'Marr Chase, T.J. Hockenson, Mike Gesicki and much more.


(0:00) Intro, (1:25) Cash QBs, (6:30) Cash RBs, (12:45) Cash WRs, (16:00) Cash TEs, (18:40) Cash Defense, (23:45) Tournament QBs, (29:10) Tournament RBs, (35:00) Tournament WRs, (41:55) Tournament TEs, (45:40) Tournament Defense, (51:10) Stack of the week, (53:00) Prop bets of the week

Nov 19, 2021
Ep 372 - Week 11 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 15 games ahead of Week 11. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great.

0:06 - Intro, 1:14 - Patriots vs Falcons preview, 11:41 - Ravens vs Bears preview, 22:35 - Packers vs Vikings preview, 31:22 - Colts vs Bills preview, 40:16 - Lions vs Browns preview, 52:47 - Football Team vs Panthers preview, 1:03:34 - Texans vs Titans preview, 1:09:41 - 49ers vs Jaguars preview, 1:21:36 - Dolphins vs Jets preview, 1:30:50 - Saints vs Eagles preview, 1:43:34 - Bengals vs Raiders preview, 1:55:46 - Cowboys vs Chiefs preview, 2:05:36 - Cardinals vs Seahawks preview, 2:13:36 - Steelers vs Chargers preview, 2:22:06 - Giants vs Buccaneers preview, 2:28:30 - Outro

Nov 17, 2021
Ep 371 - Week 11 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Cam Newton vs. Justin Fields and the rest of the week's top streaming options at quarterback, A.J. Dillon's potential with Aaron Jones (knee) sidelined, what to expect from Rhamondre Stevenson on Thursday night football, the Falcons' backfield with Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) likely out, Elijah Moore vs. Rashod Bateman, Gabriel Davis rest of season potential, it's Dan Arnold's world we're all just living in it, and much more.


00:00 - 01:00 Intro, 01:00 - 05:00 Quarterback Streaming Scene, 05:00 - 21:00 Running Back Moves, 21:00 - 34:00 Talking Wide Receiver, 34:00 - 38:00 Tight End Plays, 38:00 - 39:00 Outro

Nov 16, 2021
Ep 370 - Week 10 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing information you can't find in the box score. Analysis includes thoughts on every afternoon games with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Browns vs. Patriots (1:18) Lions vs. Steelers (11:20) Bills vs. Jets (19:48) Falcons vs. Cowboys (29:13) Saints vs. Titans (38:22) Jaguars vs. Colts (46:35) Buccaneers vs. WFT (57:35) Panthers vs. Cardinals (1:08:30) Vikings vs. Chargers (1:17:13) Eagles vs. Broncos (1:27:04) Seahawks vs. Packers (1:39:45)

Nov 15, 2021
Ep 369 - Week 10 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on: Kyler Murray (ankle), James Robinson (heel), the Browns' covid-filled backfield, Alvin Kamara (knee), Zack Moss (concussion), Chase Claypool (toe), Michael Gallup (calf), Keenan Allen (knee), Dawson Knox (hand), and much more in an action-packed edition of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Nov 13, 2021
Ep 368 - Week 10 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 10 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Carson Wentz, Devin Singletary, Michael Pittman, Mike Evans, Gerald Everett, Justin Herbert, Justin Jefferson, Tyler Johnson, Michael Gallup, Kyle Pitts and much more along the way.

Nov 12, 2021
Ep 367 - 10 questions with Aqib Talib
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by a 13-year NFL veteran, Super Bowl champion, and current NFL color commentator Aqib Talib for 10 questions mostly related to present-day wide receivers and corners. The guys start off by going over the year's rookie quarterbacks from both a long-term and present-day sense. The conversation continues with a breakdown on Ja'Marr Chase and which former first-year players Talib believes were equally as impressive. The guys also touch on Deebo Samuel, Davante Adams, and Cordarrelle Patterson before moving over to cornerbacks. Aqib gives his No Fly Zone power rankings before talking about Trevon Diggs and Marshon Lattimore. The podcast concludes with Aqib's pick for the one corner he'd want to match up with a prime Randy Moss.

 

Nov 11, 2021
Ep 366 - Week 10 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 14 games ahead of Week 10. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great.

0:07 - Intro, 0:42 - Ravens vs Dolphins preview, 8:03 - Saints vs Titans preview, 16:58 - Bills vs Jets preview, 26:14 - Lions vs Steelers preview, 32:13 - Jaguars vs Colts preview, 38-29 - Buccaneers vs Football Team preview, 46:01 - Browns vs Patriots preview, 53:02 - Falcons vs Cowboys preview, 1:04:39 - Panthers vs Cardinals preview, 1:12:56 - Vikings vs Chargers preview, 1:22:18 - Seahawks vs Packers preview, 1:31:55 - Eagles vs Broncos preview, 1:40:10 - Chiefs vs Raiders preview, 1:48:44 - Rams vs 49ers preview, 2:00:05 - Outro

Nov 10, 2021
Week 10 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Carson Wentz as the week's best streaming QB (if Taysom Hill continues to not start under center), what to make of this banged-up Patriots backfield, buying Eno Benjamin? (no), DeVonta Freeman spot starts potential, Nyheim Hines rest of season outlook, what to do with a fairly loaded crop of available receivers in Michael Gallup, Brandon Aiyuk, Elijah Moore, and Donovan Peoples-Jones, which tight end options to target, and much more.

Nov 09, 2021
Week 9 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on all 11-afternoon games with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Nov 08, 2021
Week 9 Injury Report
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Week 9 Injury Report with @Andrewerickson_ and @dwainmcfarland

Nov 06, 2021
Week 9 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 8 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Lamar Jackson, Myles Gaskin, Tyreek Hill, Hunter Renfrow, Tee Higgins, Albert O, Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Emmanuel Sanders, Tyler Conklin and much more along the way.

Nov 05, 2021
Week 9 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 14 games ahead of Week 9. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great.

Nov 03, 2021
Week 9 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. The conversation touches on Taysom Hill as a potential QB1 moving forward, Adrian Peterson vs. Jeremy McNichols with Derrick Henry sidelined, consider stashing Gerald Everett, and much more.

00:00 - 02:00 Intro, 02:00 - 09:00 What to do at QB, 09:00 - 15:00 Titan up at RB, 15:00 - 25:00 RBs to look for, 25:00 - 31:00 WR options, 31:00 - 34:00. TE Plays ,34:00 - 35:00 Outro

Nov 02, 2021
Week 8 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on all 12-afternoon games with a look at snap counts and other key utilization metrics, major findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game as well as explanations on why things did and didn't go the way we thought they would.

Nov 01, 2021
Week 8 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on: Dak Prescott (Calf), Austin Ekeler (hip), Alex Collins (groin), T.Y. Hilton (quad), Kadarius Toney (ankle), Corey Davis (hip), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Auden Tate (thigh), Eric Ebron (hamstring), and much more in an action-packed 54-minute edition of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Oct 30, 2021
Week 8 DFS preview
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(0:00) Intro (2:45) Cash QBs(5:30) Cash RBs(11:00) Cash TEs (14:00) Cash D/STs (15:00) Cash WRs (26:20) Tournament QBs (30:00) Tournament RBs (40:30) Tournament WRs (48:00) Tournament TEs (53:50) Favorite Stacks (55:00) Prop bets

Oct 29, 2021
10 questions with Jake Ciely
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by senior fantasy football writer at The Athletic Jake Ciely for 10-ish questions reviewing the first seven weeks of the fantasy season from a more macro perspective. The guys go through each position and touch on some of the biggest over- and under-achievers in an effort to see where their process could have been different back in the offseason. Players discussed include Trey Lance, Sam Darnold, Darrell Henderson, D'Andre Swift, Allen Robinson, Cooper Kupp, Dalton Schultz, Darren Waller, and more.

Oct 28, 2021
Week 8 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 15 games ahead of Week 8. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great.

Oct 27, 2021
Week 8 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. Quarterback conversation focuses on Carson Wentz, Tua Tagovailoa, Jameis Winston, Daniel Jones, and Taylor Heinicke. The big-five running backs discussed include Kenneth Gainwell/Boston Scott, Michael Carter, Peyton Barber/Kenyan Drake, Brandon Bolden as well as the Ravens' ever-evolving committee. Wide receivers discussed include Allen Lazard/Randall Cobb, Rashod Bateman, Jarvis Landry, Darius Slayton, and Van Jefferson. The podcast concludes with potential tight-end streamers including Ricky Seals-Jones, Cole Kmet, C.J. Uzomah, Evan Engram, and Robert Tonyan.

Oct 26, 2021
7 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on all 10-afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, key findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game, and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Oct 25, 2021
Week 7 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on Antonio Gibson (shin), Latavius Murray (ankle), Antonio Brown (ankle), A.J. Brown (Chipotle), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Allen Robinson (ankle), Evan Engram (calf), and much more in an action-packed 45-minute edition of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast.

Oct 23, 2021
Week 7 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 7 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Jalen Hurts, Rashod Bateman, Chris Godwin, Allen Robinson, Joe Burrow, Damien Harris, Robby Anderson, Dallas Goedert, Terry McLaurin and much more along the way.

Oct 22, 2021
Week 7 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 13 games ahead of Week 7. Ian takes away teams, Dwain takes the home squads. Business as usual. Fantasy nuggets, usage trends, key matchups, and much more jam-packed in this one people. Guys being dudes. Great day to be great.

Oct 20, 2021
Week 7 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. Quarterback conversation focuses on Tua Tagovailoa, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater, and Daniel Jones. The big-five running backs discussed include Rashaad Penny, Jaret Patterson, D'Ernest Johnson, Michael Carter as well as the Ravens' ever-evolving committee. Wide receivers discussed include Rashod Bateman, T.Y. Hilton, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tim Patrick, and Jamal Agnew. The podcast concludes with potential tight-end streamers including Ricky Seals-Jones, Zach Ertz, C.J. Uzomah, Evan Engram, and Robert Tonyan.

Oct 19, 2021
Week 6 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on all 11-afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, key findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game, and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Oct 18, 2021
Week 6 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on: Kyler Murray (shoulder), Daniel Jones (concussion), Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), Nick Chubb (calf), Chris Carson (neck), Tyreek Hill (quad), Mike Williams (knee), Terry McLaurin (hamstring), Kadarius Toney (ankle), and much more in an action-packed 60 minute edition of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast

Oct 16, 2021
Week 6 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 6 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end, touching on players including Taylor Heinicke, Austin Ekeler, J.D. McKissic, Michael Pittman, Rondale Moore, Robby Anderson, Ricky Seals-Jones, and much more along the way.

Oct 15, 2021
10 questions with Nathan Jahnke
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF software engineer and senior fantasy analyst Nathan Jahnke for 10 questions about some of the hardest and softest upcoming schedules. The conversation includes: who would you rather stream between Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, and Justin Fields, can Dak Prescott keep on keeping on despite meh volume, Latavius Murray excitement level, learning to trust Zack Moss, will this Cleveland run game ever slow down, Jets and 49ers rookie running back expectations, Marquez Callaway comeback szn?, why Joe Burrow might chill out a bit, best tight ends to stream and why Dalton Schultz is a screaming sell high at the moment.

Oct 14, 2021
Week 6 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 14 games ahead of Week 6. The conversation touches on each and every team with highlights including: don't sleep on Leonard Fournette providing consistent RB2 value moving forward, Jaylen Waddle blowup week potential, Mark Andrews generally being a God, Darrell Henderson RB1 szn, Michael Pittman, and Brandin Cooks WR3 potential, Chiefs-Football Team likely shootout, if there's anything in Chicago that can bring fantasy managers happiness, it's okay to still like OBJ, is Dalton Shultz a fugazi, Chase Claypool upside without JuJu, AJB bouncing back, and much more in another jam-packed episode.

Oct 13, 2021
Week 6 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. Quarterback conversation focuses on Trevor Lawrence, Sam Darnold, Taylor Heinicke, and Geno Smith (2:00 - 10:00). The big-five running backs discussed include Khalil Herbert, Darrel Williams, DeVontae Booker, Rhamondre Stevenson, and Alex Collins (10:00 - 29:00). Wide receivers discussed include Kadarius Toney, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Marquez Callaway, Tim Patrick, and Hunter Renfrow (29:00 - 39:00). The podcast concludes with potential tight end streamers and features an enlightening argument from Ian and Dwain about RSJ, Hunter Henry, and Dan Arnold of all people (39:00 - 47:00). Sheesh.

Oct 12, 2021
Week 5 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing the information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on all 13-afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, key findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game, and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Oct 11, 2021
Week 5 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. The conversation touches on: Trey Lance's debut, what to make of the banged-up Panthers, Vikings, Cardinals, Bengals and 49ers backfields (sheesh), Calvin Ridley injury impact, who to trust from the Giants and Jets, Tim Patrick to the moon potential, Noah Fant blowup potential and much more. The show closes out with an appearance from PFF injury expert Mario Pilato to discuss Russell Wilson (finger), A.J. Brown (hamstring), Baker Mayfield (torn labrum) and more.

Oct 09, 2021
Week 5 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 5 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Trey Lance, D'Andre Swift, Leonard Fournette, Saquon Barkley, Diontae Johnson, Ja'Marr Chase, Laviska Shenault, Ricky Seals-Jones and much more along the way.

Oct 08, 2021
10 questions with John Paulsen
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on 4for4 Football's Director of Forecasting John Paulsen for 10 questions mostly related to Week 5. Topics include: ranking the rookie quarterbacks as fantasy assets for the rest of the season, who would planet Earth start at QB against the aliens if Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are unavailable, the best candidate to provide some fantasy goodness the rest of the year between Chase Claypool, Courtland Sutton and OBJ, level of worry with Robert Woods, Damien Williams vs. Samaje Perine, Damien Harris blowup potential, best buy-low running backs, and John's favorite buy-low wide receiver.

Oct 07, 2021
Week 5 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 5. Darrell Henderson RB1 szn. Don't sleep on Zach Wilson continuing to make plays against the Falcons' league-worst scoring defense. This is the week to start Damien Harris. Don't be surprised if Dalvin Cook is *the* RB1 overall. Man, D.J. Moore is good. James RB1son is back as long as Carlos Hyde (shoulder) stays out. Bengals and Bears backfields, the lovely Chargers offense, Cowboys rest of season thoughts, and much more in a jam-packed two hours episode.

Oct 06, 2021
Week 5 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. Quarterback conversation focuses on Trey Lance, Sam Darnold, Taylor Heinicke, Daniel Jones and Trevor Lawrence. The big-five running backs discussed include: Damien Williams, Samaje Perine, Latavius Murray, Kenneth Gainwell and Brandon Bolden. Wide receiver conversation starts with Kadarius Toney's impressive Week 4 as well as what to make of Darnell Mooney and this Bears' passing game. The guys also discuss Laviska Shenault, A.J. Green, Jamison Crowder and the available tight end group.

Oct 05, 2021
Week 4 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing information you can't find in the box score. The analysis includes thoughts on all 13-afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, key findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game, and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Oct 04, 2021
Week 4 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. Conversation touches on: Bears QB situation, Dalvin Cook expectations, worry level on Antonio Gibson and Jonathan Taylor, what to make of the Rams' suddenly healthy backfield, Leonard Fournette boost without Gio, quick Joe Mixon thoughts, potential pivots from Giants, Seahawks and Titans receivers, Rob Gronkowski thoughts and much more.

Oct 02, 2021
Week 4 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 4 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Josh Allen, Jonathan Taylor, Mike Davis, Odell Beckham, Corey Davis, Robby Anderson, Kyle Pitts and much more along the way.

Oct 01, 2021
10 questions with Kevin Cole
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF data scientist and host of Unexpected Points podcast Kevin Cole for 10 questions related to the league's over- and under-performing players. Topics include: can Russ keep cooking, how washed is Big Ben, will the Browns' running backs ever stop scoring, buy low on Jonathan Taylor and Mike Davis?, can Ja'Marr Chase keep on keeping on, what to expect from Calvin Ridley moving forward, if Dawson Knox might be a thing, can Jonnu Smith rebound and much more

Sep 30, 2021
Week 4 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 4. Joe Mixon's ceiling is the moon against the very Jaguars defense he ripped apart this time last year. Keep firing up Saquon Barkley as an every-week top-10 back, while Alvin Kamara suddenly doesn't look like the same world-beater we're used to seeing. CEH remains fairly meh, while Stefon Diggs is poised to fooking explode after nearly doing so in Week 3. Don't give up on Robby Anderson just yet, and embrace OBJ as an upside WR2 ahead of a dream matchup. Jonathan Taylor week? Zach Wilson not sucking week? Kyle Pitts blowup week? Maybe, people, maybe. More talk goes over: Chase Edmonds and David Montgomery being great trade targets, if we're ready to trust Brandon Aiyuk, Najee Harris workhorse role, take it easy on Hollywood Brown, Leonard Fournette on the up and up,  Justin Herbert goodness and so much more.

(0:00) Intro (1:28) Jags - Bengals (5:55) Giants - Saints (11:50) Chiefs - Eagles (17:22) Texans - Bills (24:25 ) Panthers - Cowboys (32:24) Browns - Vikings (40:57) Colts - Dolphins (48:33) Titans - Jets (54:32) Lions - Bears (1:02:04) WFT - Falcons (1:08:13) Cardinals - Rams (1:17:43) Seahawks - 49ers (1:25:34) Steelers - Packers (1:32:09) Ravens - Broncos (1:38:51) Bucs - Patriots (1:46:12) Raiders - Chargers

Sep 29, 2021
Week 4 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. (1:49) Quarterback conversation focuses on Derek Carr, Sam Darnold, Justin Fields, Daniel Jones and Teddy Bridgewater. (11:08) The big-five running backs discussed include: Chuba Hubbard, Zack Moss, J.J. Taylor, Peyton Barber and Gio Bernard. (20:40) Wide receiver conversation starts with a hell yeah to Josh Gordon joining the Chiefs, and also a note to get Rashod Bateman and/or Michael Gallup in your IR spot. The guys also discuss Emmanuel Sanders, Christian Kirk and the available tight end group (30:08).


Sep 28, 2021
Week 3 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing information you can't find in the box score. Analysis includes thoughts on all 13 afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, key findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Sep 27, 2021
Week 3 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. Conversation touches on: where Justin Fields falls in the fantasy ranks, Chuba Hubbard thoughts with CMC sidelined, what to make of the ever-evolving 49ers backfield, Rondale Moore moon szn if Nuk gets ruled out, ramifications of Tee Higgins and Antonio Brown likely being sidelined, who benefits most from Diontae Johnson's absence, and much more.

Sep 25, 2021
Week 3 DFS Preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 3 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Justin Fields, Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, Chase Claypool, Gerald Everett and much more along the way.

Sep 24, 2021
10 questions with Danny Kelly
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on The Ringer's Danny Kelly for 10 questions mostly related to Week 3. Topics include: rookie quarterback rankings for the rest of the season, why Javonte Williams looks like the next breakout rookie back, Rondale Moore's upside, if we're still stashing Elijah Moore, ranking Ja'Marr Chase vs. DeVonta Smith rest of season, rating the Seahawks' newlook offense, thoughts on the Falcons-Giants' respective 0-2 starts, if the Rams are the NFC's best challenge to the Buccaneers, top contenders to knock off the Chiefs and finally whether Henry Ruggs or Bryan Edwards has the higher ceiling for the rest of 2021.

Sep 23, 2021
Week 3 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down all 16 games ahead of Week 3. Conversation includes thoughts on each and every matchup including: thank you Sam Darnold for enabling D.J. Moore, don't be surprised if Nick Chubb smashes this week against the Bears, Kyler Murray being on God mode, level of panic for Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Stefon Diggs is still a top-three fantasy receiver, get ready for the A.J. Brown bounce-back explosion, be careful about trusting the Bengals and Steelers receivers, Saquon Barkley RB1 szn, three claps for Hollywood Brown, Derek Carr just keeps on balling despite Ian's mean tweets from several years ago, Javonte Williams breakout potential, what to make of the crowded but ever-explosive Bucs offense, Seahawks-Vikings shootout potential and who will benefit, if Deebo Samuel will keep on keeping on, if Jalen Hurts is a top-five fantasy quarterback and so much more.

Sep 22, 2021
Week 3 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to break down the week's key waiver wire topics. Quarterback conversation focuses on landing Justin Fields, while those looking for a one-week streamer should focus on Derek Carr over guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Daniel Jones, and Sam Darnold. Running back discussion features James White, Tony Pollard, Cordarrelle Patterson, Zack Moss, and Sony Michel. Go pick up Sterling Shepard if he's available; otherwise the likes of Elijah Moore, Rondale Moore as well as the Bills and Raiders complementary wide receivers will do. The podcast concludes with a quick look at potential tight end darts.

Sep 21, 2021
Week 2 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing information you can't find in the box score. Analysis includes thoughts on all 13 afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, key findings from receiver rotations, missed big plays from the passing game and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Sep 20, 2021
Week 2 injury report
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down all the fantasy-relevant injury news ahead of Sunday. Conversation touches on: Josh Jacobs being out, Trey Sermon and Zack Moss being active, what to do with the Dolphins receivers now that Will Fuller is out, if we should trust Cedrick Wilson as well as many more key injury notes. The guys conclude the podcast with Kyle Shanahan's latest comments on Brandon Aiyuk as well as quick thoughts on Saquon Barkley and Antonio Gibson's Thursday night usage.

Sep 18, 2021
Week 2 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 2 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Jonathan Taylor, Cedrick Wilson, Justin Herbert, DeVonta Smith and much more along the way.

Sep 17, 2021
10 Questions with Hayden Winks
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Underdog Fantasy's Hayden Winks for 10 questions mostly related to Week 2 NFL action. Topics include: should we really be worred about Zeke, what to make of the San Fran and Baltimore backfields, who are we more worried about between the Titans and Packers, will the Chargers have four high-end fantasy assets in 2021, level of concern for Bengals pass game, Joe Mixon RB1 szn, state of the tight end position as a whole and more.

Sep 16, 2021
Week 2 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every game ahead of Week 2. Topics include: what to make of Saquon Barkley's limited role, the post-Fitzpatrick Football Team, will Darren Waller get 600 targets this season, Jalen Hurts QB1 szn, continue to trust Najee Harris, shoutout Brandin Cooks you are good at football, the Broncos' smash spot against Urban Meyer's Jaguars, go D.J. that's my D.J. (Moore), Devin Singletary knocking on the RB2 door, sell high on Corey Davis perhaps, David Montgomery workload concerns, Justin Jefferson got robbed last week, chill about Ezekiel Elliott, c'mon Titans, thank you Jared Goff for feeding three dudes, and so much more in an absolutely packed two-hour edition of the show.

Sep 15, 2021
Week 2 waiver wire report
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland go through some key fantasy takeaways from Week 1 and break down the top waiver wire options ahead of Week 2. Dwain kicks things off with his top-five utilization report findings, featuring notes on T.J. Hockenson, D'Andre Swift, Elijah Mitchell and more. Conversation continues to the waiver wire where Ian and Dwain discuss how comfortable folks should feel about rostering the likes of Juwan Johnson, Jameis Winston, Latavius Murray, Sterling Shepard, Christian Kirk and much more.

Sep 14, 2021
Week 1 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every Sunday afternoon matchup with a focus on providing information you can't find in the box score. Analysis includes thoughts on all 13 afternoon games with a look at every backfield's snap counts, missed big plays from the passing game and explanations on why things didn't go the way we thought they would.

Sep 13, 2021
Week 1 injury updates
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down the impact of all the week's injuries. Conversation includes analysis on: Saquon Barkley, the Ravens' ever-growing committee backfield, Austin Ekeler, D'Andre Swift, Odell Beckham, Curtis Samuel impact, Michael Gallup impact and much more.

Sep 11, 2021
Week 1 DFS preview
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Week 1 DraftKings slate. The guys give their favorite tournament and cash game plays for quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, touching on players including Chase Edmonds, Jalen Hurts, Kyle Pitts and much more along the way. The podcast concludes with Ian and Andrew’s favorite stack as well as live analysis on Gus Edwards’ likely torn ACL.

Sep 10, 2021
10 questions with John Daigle
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Rotoworld (fine, NBC Sports Edge) analyst John Daigle for a hot-hitting 10 questions episode. The podcast kicks off with Daigle breaking down some of his notes from his always-excellent waiver wire feature, leading to the guys debating Rondale Moore vs. Elijah Moore vs. Terrace Marshall. More discussion includes a look at Sony Michel's potential role in Los Angeles, what to expect from this newlook Ravens backfield, and just how high Tony Jones sits up the handcuff ranks. Additional topics include: John's go-to cocktail, if we're buying Marquez Callaway breakout szn, why Sam Darnold might actually not suck, favorite Week 1 bet, favorite GPP contrarian stack in DFS land and finally a prediction for Thursday night's matchup between the Cowboys and Buccaneers.

Sep 09, 2021
Week 1 game by game preview
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Host Ian Hartitz and senior analyst Dwain McFarland break down every game ahead of Week 1. Topics include: what to make of Ezekiel Elliott without Zack Martin, if this is a Tyler Lockett blowup spot, should Calvin Ridley be the week's overall WR1, the time to start Jalen Hurts is meow, Terry McLaurin WR1 szn, the answer to Raheem Mostert vs. Trey Sermon is both, trust Kirk Cousins, don't trust Mecole Hardman, go get Elijah Moore before you listen to this podcast if he's available in your league just remember to come back and listen after, what to make of the post-Latavius Murray Saints backfield and much more.

Sep 08, 2021
The Perfect Fantasy Football Draft
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to go through their respective perfect drafts from different spots in the first round. Ian heads up the 1.01 spot, Dwain takes the middle range and Andrew the end. The guys essentially go through their preferred pick for each of the first 10 rounds based on who would theoretically be available by utilizing available average draft position data. After this conversation continues with each guy giving their favorite late-round targets. Many players are touched on throughout including: Jaylen Waddle, Elijah Moore, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, George Kittle, Sony Michel, and much more.

Sep 03, 2021
10 questions with Dr. Edwin Porras
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Doctor of Physical Therapy Edwin Porras for 10-ish questions related to current NFL injuries. The guys start off by going over what exactly constitutes someone being injury prone. After this Edwin begins GOAT'ing by giving great information on the likes of Rashod Bateman, Tarik Cohen, Dak Prescott, D'Andre Swift, Saquon Barkley, Carson Wentz, Clyde-Edwards Helaire, Evan Engram, Elijah Moore and much more.

Sep 02, 2021
Preseason Week 3 takeaways, Mac Jones and breakout receivers
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF senior analyst Dwain McFarland to breakdown key takeaways from the third week of the preseason, Mac Jones winning the starting quarterback job and much more. Conversation begins with Cam Newton’s release before the guys go over whether there’s reason for concern with Justin Fields’ long average time to throw. Additional discussion revolves around Sam Darnold, Javonte Williams and more before the guys close things out with Dwain’s study on potential breakout receivers in 2021.

Sep 01, 2021
Live FFPC high stakes draft szn
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Host Ian Hartitz and senior PFF analyst Dwain McFarland do a live FFPC draft in an attempt to win themselves $500,000. Wouldn't that be awesome. They'd still work for PFF even if they win; it's a dope company and we love our bosses. Still, that's just a lot of money. Would be cool. We can agree on that. Anyway, the podcast is Ian and Dwain drafting for about 90 minutes. Laughs are had, drinks are drank; moral of the story is Ian and Dwain fooking crushed it and had a good time doing so. Also if Team 2 happens to listen to this podcast, we're not sorry, that was an unforgivable draft by you. Be better.

Aug 31, 2021
10 questions with Nico Collins
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Houston Texans WR Nico Collins for 10 questions related to all things Nico. Conversation starts with Nico's path to the NFL and just how difficult it was not being able to play in 2020. Draft day was a surprise to everyone including Nico, but he's been adjusting to NFL speed just fine. Nico loved being able to debut in Green Bay and feels 100% despite missing Week 2 of the preseason. Additional topics include: influence of Brandin Cooks and Tyrod Taylor, why Nico switched to No. 12, proper teammate pronounciation of Tyrod, as well as throughts on former Michigan teammates Donovan Peoples-Jones and Chris Evans.

Aug 27, 2021
Sony Michel trade with listener questions
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analysts Dwain McFarland and Andrew Erickson to break down the Sony Michel trade and go through a number of listener questions. The guys explain that while this isn't ideal for Darrell Henderson, he's far from done as a fantasy asset. The latter point holds true for Michel as well; he's not as dusty as many think. Topics answered from the listener questions include: will Justin Herbert keep on keeping on, our favorite 'don't leave your fantasy draft without this guy' awards, will Kyle Pitts break the rookie tight end fantasy record, favorite late round targets, if you should go conservative after executing an Anchor RB strategy, if we're avoiding Najee Harris and Joe Mixon because of their offensive lines, if Ian's helicopter will be back in 2021 (yes), and much more.

Aug 27, 2021
10 questions with Matt Harmon, WR edition
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Yahoo Sports analyst and Reception Perception creator Matt Harmon to break down all things wide receivers ahead of 2021. Ian kicks things off by getting Matt's take on which of fantasy's consensus top-five receivers would be his pick to start a real life team with. Conversation continues with a look at how CeeDee Lamb, Allen Robinson and Diontae Johnson might perform next season. Matt agrees with Ian that OBJ is worth buying at his price, while we all might be too low on Elijah Moore. Nobody is counting out D.J. Moore the player; here's to hoping Sam Darnold can stop sucking. The podcast concludes with some Jerry Jeudy chatter, Matt's top-three route-runners in the league, Aiyuk vs. Deebo, if JuJu can bounce back and more.

Aug 26, 2021
Week 2 preseason takeaways
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down actionable takeaways from the second week of preseason action. The guys break down numerous backfield questions including: what to make of Travis Etienne's injury, if Myles Gaskin is back to lead back status in Miami and much more. Conversation continues with breakdowns on various receivers including Corey Dayis, Rondale Moore, CeeDee Lamb, Mecole Hardman and more.. The podcast concludes with a breakdown on various late-round tight ends that unfortunately didn't have the sort of usage most were hoping for and why Logan Thomas just might be that guy, pal.

Aug 25, 2021
Ultimate Fantasy Draft Breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all things fantasy football draft szn. The guys go through each of quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, listing for each their 1) general strategy, 2) favorite target, 3) recommended fade, and 4) potential sleeper.

Aug 20, 2021
Fantasy Files: Trey Sermon and Javonte Williams boast extra value in keeper leagues
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down some findings on the change in average draft position for running backs between their first and second seasons. The podcast begins with Ian explaining why rookies taken inside of the top-three rounds should be prioritized before looking at the difference in ADP for these sorts of players since 2015. Spoiler: highly drafted rookie backs almost always see their ADP rise by a solid amount ahead of their second season. Ian then applies this finding to the 2021 crop of rookie rushers and concludes that Trey Sermon and Javonte Williams are worthy of increased exposure in keeper formats.

Aug 19, 2021
Week 1 preseason takeaways
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down actionable takeaways from the first week of preseason action.  The guys break down numerous backfield questions including: whether or not Myles Gaskin still holds value in the Dolphins' committee, if Travis Etienne is still the man to target in Jacksonville, will Antonio Gibson turn into DC-CMC and if the fantasy community remains too low on Najee Harris. Conversation continues with some talk on the 49ers' backfield before the guys break down various receivers including Parris Campbell, Laviska Shenault, Corey Davis, Terrace Marshall and more. The podcast concludes with a breakdown on various late-round tight ends that unfortunately didn't have the sort of usage most were hoping for.

Aug 18, 2021
Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 wide receiver
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Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 wide receiver. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

Aug 17, 2021
Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 tight end
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Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 tight end. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

Aug 16, 2021
Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 running back
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Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 running back. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

Aug 15, 2021
Fantasy Files: Worst-case scenario for every top-12 quarterback
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Host Ian Hartitz goes through the potential worst-case scenario for every top-12 quarterback. Fantasy football draft szn often revolves around copious optimism surrounding our favorite picks; Ian pours some water on the flames of the usual hot takes by looking at how things might go south from a usage and efficiency perspective for all of fantasy's perceived can't-miss prospects.

Aug 15, 2021
Biggest risers and fallers in ADP from 2020 to 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the biggest risers and fallers in average draft position from 2020 to 2021. The quarterback section highlights Josh Allen and Matt Ryan among others, with Ian agreeing with the public's sentiment to fade the latter veteran signal-caller. Running back discussion focuses on David Montgomery as the featured riser, while concern surrounding Josh Jacobs' role has him falling down draft boards. Ian agrees Stefon Diggs belongs inside fantasy's top-three receivers, and he's not against chasing Kenny Golladay as his ADP continues to fall. The podcast concludes with a look at T.J. Hockenson, Zach Ertz and the rest of the tight end position.

Aug 13, 2021
10 questions with Justin Boone, RB edition
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on lead fantasy analyst from The Score Justin Boone to break down all things running backs ahead of 2021. The guys kick things off by breaking down if any other running back belongs in tier one alongside Christian McCaffrey. Conversation continues with analysis on Saquon Barkley before Ian and Justin break down just how concerned you should be about Nick Chubb and Jonathan Taylor's fairly one-dimensional workloads. Justin is higher on Antonio Gibson and Aaron Jones than most largely thanks to their respective potential to see their targets sky rocket. The guys talk up Chris Carson, go through the Jaguars' mess of an offense and debate Raheem Mostert vs. Trey Sermon. The podcast concludes with a fact or fiction segment touching on the likes of Austin Ekeler, Najee Harris, Mike Davis, Javonte Williams and much more.

Aug 13, 2021
Fantasy Files: Every team's key offseason moves
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every key offseason move at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end in an effort to update those that haven't been grinding football news all offseason. That's the podcast: Ian quickly goes team by team, highlights the key personnel changes and gives his fantasy takes on the moves. Some might call this task heroic, but it's just another day at the office for The PFF Fantasy Football Podcast. Great day to be great.

Aug 13, 2021
AFC North preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC North from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occurring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Lamar Jackson, Rashod Bateman, Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

Aug 12, 2021
Fantasy Files: My guys
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down his top-10 favorite fantasy football picks ahead of the 2021 re-draft season. That's the podcast; he literally names 10 players that your team will be better off with than without and explains why. You think I'm going to spoil those names in this description? Absolutely not. No way. Not going to happen. Listen to the podcast for the answers. Great day to be great.

Aug 11, 2021
NFC North preview
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(17:45) Bears (33:30) Lions (49:55) Packers (1:11:00 Vikings (1:12:53) Outro

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

Aug 10, 2021
Fantasy Files: 10 tips to follow in your fantasy football draft
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down his top-10 tips for you to follow in your fantasy football draft. Things start out with Ian advising everyone to not get too cute early considering how much sharper early-round average draft positions are compared to later rounds. Next up is a breakdown on the 14 running backs Ian feels especially comfortable with drafting inside of the top-three rounds. Conversation continues with talks on upside and targeting players priced closer to their floor than ceiling. Additional topics include: injury prone and already injured are two different things, Kirk Cousins, strength of schedule, scoring formats, tight ends and when (if at all) to draft kickers and defense.

Aug 09, 2021
Fantasy Files: Amari Cooper vs. CeeDee Lamb vs. Michael Gallup (the answer is simply yes)
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy value of everone involved in the Cowboys' passing game. The conversation starts with just how good this offense was with Dak Prescott healthy in Weeks 1-5 before shifting to the parties involved. Perhaps Amari Cooper hasn't reached the gaudy upside associated with a former top-five pick; that doesn't mean he hasn't been a great receiver since joining the Cowboys. The ceiling is the roof for CeeDee Lamb; just realize he's still only 22 and might be the 1.B receiver in this offense. And then there's Michael Gallup, who should be on any short list of the league's very best No. 3 wide receivers. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks and thoughts on the tight end room.

Aug 08, 2021
Fantasy Files: Both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are locked in as first-round picks
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy value of both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce ahead of 2021. Obviously Patrick Mahomes is the engine of the Chiefs offense; that doesn't mean he isn't blessed in his own right to have two legit No. 1 receivers by his side. Hill's speed is arguably the most-important feature, and the Chiefs have routinely done a great job deploying him all over the field. And then there's Kelce, who has emerged as a borderline unguardable target against defenders of all shapes and sizes over the years. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for both studs.

Aug 07, 2021
AFC East preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC East from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Mac Jones, Damien Harris, Zach Wilson, Michael Carter, Josh Allen, Zack Moss, Myles Gaskin and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

Aug 06, 2021
Fantasy Files: Jaylen Waddle and Will Fuller are both prime targets at their affordable cost
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy value of the Dolphins' passing game ahead of 2021. Tua might've been out-played by Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, but better health and the presence of not one but two additional speed demons on the field should help. Will Fuller is the first edition, and his history of impacting passing games in a positive way should help everyone involved in this offense. The same goes for Jaylen Waddle, who has done nothing except ball out at Dolphins' training camp. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for all three of the Dolphins' starting receivers and also provides his take on Mike Gesicki in 2021.


00:00 - 01:40  Intro
01:40 - 05:00 Will Fuller
05:00 - 09:20 Jaylen Waddle
09:20 - 12:35 Drafting these players
12:35 - 13:51 Outro

Aug 06, 2021
Fantasy Files: Patrick Mahomes is (again) the easy QB1
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Host Ian Hartiz breaks down Patrick Mahomes' fantasy value ahead of 2021. The start to Mahomes' NFL career has been nothing short of astounding both from a real life and fantasy perspective. The latter production has truly been special: Mahomes is already responsible for two of the top-six seasons in fantasy points per game from a quarterback ever. It remains to be seen if he can build on this feat in 2021, but the Chiefs' improved offensive line and typical group of playmakers on the outside is certainly a good sign. Ian concludes the podcast with Mahomes' specific rank and the rest of the top tier of quarterbacks for the 2021 season.

Aug 05, 2021
NFC East preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the NFC East from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Dak Prescott, Michael Gallup, Jalen Hurts, Dallas Goedert, Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Logan Thomas and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

Aug 04, 2021
Fantasy Files: Javonte Williams worth buying as a true RB2?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon ahead of 2021. The podcast begins with a breakdown on what makes Williams tick as a running back. Spoiler: almost everything; there isn't much Williams does wrong, and he typically goes about picking up yards in the sort of violent manner that would make Marion Barber blush. Still, fantasy football'ing is usually more about volume than ability, and the presence of Melvin Gordon complicates the potential for Williams to see a featured role from day one. Ian is confident Williams' standing with the Broncos is in enough of a better spot compared to Gordon to warrant his standing as the fantasy back to own, but it might not be as quick of a turnaround as many are looking for. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific rankings for both backs.


00:00 - 00:50 Intro
00:50 - 02:00 Broncos backfield
02:00 - 04:30 Javonte Williams’ background
04:30 - 09:20 How the Broncos RBs fit
09:20 - 12:50 Javonte Williams this season
12:50 - 13:57 Outro

Aug 04, 2021
Fantasy Files: This hurts to say, but we should want Taysom Hill to win the starting job
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down whether fantasy investors should be hoping Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston emerges as the Saints' QB1. First Ian goes through Winston's career and explains that while 2019 was fun for all the wrong reasons, we've typically seen an average quarterback from both a real life and fantasy perspective. The Hill experience has been far shorter than Winston; just realize the 31-year-old talent's penchant for taking off and running makes him the preffered fantasy option. Throw in the reality that Michael Thomas (ankle) missing time is worse news for Winston than Hill, and you have a battle that we should probably be pulling for Taysom to win (throws up in mouth).


00:00 - 01:15 Intro
01:15 - 04:30 Jameis Winston, the ups and downs
04:30 - 06:45 Taysom Hill last season
06:45 - 11:30 Who should win the starting job?
11:30 - 13:54 Outro

Aug 03, 2021
Fantasy Files: Russell Wilson is a top-six, actually exactly No. 6, fantasy quarterback
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Russell Wilson's fantasy value ahead of 2021. Ian wasn't always a Russ believer, but it's been impossible to discount what he's managed to accomplish over the past few years as the Seahawks' Legion of Boom has faded away. Don't let Wilson's flimsy end to 2020 distract from the fact that it was still an excellent year as a whole, and more good times could be on the way if new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's offense is as tempo-tastic and pass-happy as some think it could be. Ian concludes the podcast with Wilson's specific fantasy rank.

Aug 02, 2021
Fantasy Files: Is Aaron Jones worthy of top-five treatment?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Aaron Jones' fantasy value ahead of next season. Jones has always been a great professional running back; the only 'problem' people have had with him is the at-time mundane usage. Good news: Jamaal Williams took his talent to Detroit, meaning Jones could finally see the sort of high-end receiving role that we know he's capable of filling. Conversation continues with a look at A.J. Dillon's role in this 2021 offense before Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for both backs.


00:00 - 01:20 Intro
01:20 - 04:00 Aaron Jones SZN
04:00 - 09:45 Aaron Jones’ path to Fantasy superstar
09:45 - 11:00  Ranking Aaron Jones this season
11:00 - 13:00 Mid to late round upside picks
13:00 - 14:47 Outro

Aug 01, 2021
Fantasy Files: Could both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt ball out again in 2021?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt's fantasy value ahead of next season. The NFL's single-best backfield, both Chubb and Hunt rank highly as rushers, while the latter back has clearly been the better receiver over the course of their respective careers. This was essentially how the Browns rotated their backs in 2020: Chubb took most of the neutral situation and early-down work, while Hunt was almost always on the field for two-minute drills as well as on third downs. Ultimately, Ian is fine taking a bit of a leap of faith in the volume department when it's on two talented backs like this in an A+ offensive environment. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranking for both backs.


00:00 - 01:40 Intro 
01:40 - 03:40 League’s best backfield
03:40 - 06:10 More touches and targets for Chubb
06:10 - 10:00 Breakdown of touches for the RBs
10:00 - 14:00 Ranks for the RBs
14:00 - 15:13 Outro

Jul 31, 2021
AFC West preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC West from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Darren Waller, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler, Mecole Hardman, Travis Kelce, Javonte Williams, Jerry Jeudy and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

Jul 30, 2021
Fantasy Files: Which skill-position players are overpriced based on their quarterback's mobility?
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Host Ian Hartitz takes a look at how often mobile quarterbacks have enabled fantasy-friendly teammates and applies the findings to 2021. Moral of the story: dual-threat signal-callers are great fantasy assets, but their hit rates at enabling top-24 running backs and wide receivers fall short of expectation. There are examples, particularly those that rack up outrageous volume, but generally only the game's finest talents have overcome this issue. Ian talks about the impact of this on guys like J.K. Dobbins, Miles Sanders, Allen Robinson, Mark Andrews, George Kittle and more.


00:00 - 01:05 Intro
01:05 - 02:10 QB rushing projections
02:10 - 07:20 How RBs are affected by mobile QBs
07:20 - 11:00 How WRs are affected by mobile QBs
11:00 - 13:55 How TEs are affected by mobile QBs
13:55 - 15:14 Outro

Jul 30, 2021
10 questions with Rich Hribar, QB edition
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Sharp Football Analysis fantasy expert Rich Hribar aka Lord Reebs for 10 questions related to the 2021 quarterback landscape. Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen have been the past three overall QB1s in fantasy land, and the guys see the same player chalking up another crown in 2021. There are more signal-callers with overall QB1 upside out there, and Rich believes Kyler Murray could be on the verge of a huge season if Kliff Kingsbury sharpens up just a bit. Conversation continues with breakdowns on the rising second-year quarterbacks as well as some of the less mobile veteran gunslingers around the QB1 borderline. Additional topics include: favorite rookie quarterback in re-draft, why Kirk Cousins is this year's premiere bridge option at the position, Carson Wentz vs. Sam Darnold (spoiler: no), Ryan Tannehill's standing and much more.

Jul 29, 2021
Fantasy Files: Draft Trey Lance for his borderline erotic second half schedule
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Trey Lance's fantasy football value ahead of 2021. Lance checks every box we look for from a stud fantasy quarterback, especially rushing. The 49ers seem to agree, they traded three first-round picks to acquire his services after all, but the million dollar question is exactly when Jimmy Garoppolo will hit the bench. Ian believes this will be sooner rather than later due to history, the difference between how each quarterback plays and the 49ers' schedule. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranking for Lance.


00:00 - 01:35 Intro 
01:35 - 05:05 Trey Lance’s upside
05:05 - 09:05 Jimmy G over the past three seasons
09:05 - 10:10 Second half schedule stretch for the 49ers
10:10 - 14:30 QB draft strategy
14:30 - 16:43 Outro

Jul 29, 2021
NFC West preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the NFC West from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Trey Lance, Chase Edmonds, George Kittle, Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, Darrell Henderson and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.

Jul 28, 2021
Fantasy Files: Aaron Rodgers is BACK, now what?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the return of Aaron Rodgers and what we should expect from him as a fantasy asset in 2021. Ian starts off by noting just how great Rodgers was in 2020. This of course steers into talk about a potential regression, because it's simply hard to be this damn good two years in a row. Ian goes through the Packers' general lack of offseason moves and potential for a slight step back across the offensive line before concluding the podcast with Rodgers' specific fantasy ranking.

Jul 28, 2021
Fantasy Files: Do me a favor and draft Tyler Boyd
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football upside of Tyler Boyd and the rest of the Bengals' wide receivers ahead of 2021. With all due respect to Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase: Boyd is the screaming value in the offense at the moment. This is due to his history as a stellar fantasy WR2 and demonstrated excellence as a WR1 with Joe Burrow under center in 2021. The presence of Chase shouldn't be seen as a negative on Boyd considering the potential for Burrow to simply play better without A.J. Green's corpse in the fold. Ultimately, Ian doesn't see anything wrong with ranking Chase and Higgins ahead of Boyd; the issue is their absurd discrepency in average draft positions.


00:00 - 00:50 Intro
00:50 - 09:00 Tyler Boyd
09:00 - 10:10 Joe Burrow
10:10 - 13:05 Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd
13:05 - 15:35 Outro

Jul 27, 2021
Fantasy Files: Should we buy Travis Etienne as the next great first-round rookie RB?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Jacksonville Jaguars' backfield and whether or not we should buy Travis Etienne in fantasy land ahead of 2021. Make no mistake about it: Etienne is fast fast. Still, Urban Meyer's comments on the situation have been nothing short of puzzling, routinely referring to Etienne as "slash" due to the potential for him to play an awful lot of wide receiver. This is a skill Etienne possesses; just realize we don't have much evidence of him working in the slot or out wide from the Clemson days. Ian concludes the podcast with Etienne's specific rank and thoughts on James Robinson and Carlos Hyde.


Taking a look at this confusing Jags backfield (0:17) Etienne will have a role in the passing game (4:51) Where the Jaguars RBs rank (6:16)

Jul 26, 2021
Fantasy Files: Which tight ends are basically wide receivers?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down which tight ends should be called wide receivers based on their usage. This is an issue that started with Jimmy Graham's franchise tag back in 2014, and Greg Olsen has also brought up the issues with how tight ends are paid. Regardless: all signs point towards Anthony Firkser being a key member of the Titans' receiving room in 2021. The projections are a bit more bleak for guys like Evan Engram, Mike Gesicki, Jared Cook and more.


Which TEs focus on outside route running the most? (2:46) Who are some other TEs that play outside often? (5:55)

Jul 25, 2021
Fantasy Files: Derrick Henry is a top-5 real life and fantasy running back
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Derrick Henry's fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. You don't need Ian to tell you just how good Henry has been since entering the league, but he does so anyway. The one problem people seem to have with Henry is the idea that he'll regress after seeing so much volume, but Ian isn't buying this on account of the small sample sizes attached and reality that Henry doesn't have the most tread on his tires among fantasy's top-10 backs. Ian concludes the podcast with Henry's ranking and a note on Darrynton Evans' handcuff potential.


Putting Derrick Henry into historical context (0:27) How Derrick Henry stacks up with his peers (2:20) Is regression inevitable for King Henry? (4:12) Does Henry's lack of pass game work matter (8:03) Potential handcuffs on the Titans? (10:48)

Jul 24, 2021
10 questions with Mike Williams
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams for 10 questions mostly related to the upcoming season. The Chargers again look loaded on paper ahead of the year, and Mike says the team's excitement level is at an all-time high. The conversation continues with thoughts on Justin Herbert's rookie season as well as how the rising second-year quarterback is more vocal in 2021. No surprise: Mike considers 50/50 balls to be 80/20 situations when they involved him and Herbert. Additional topics on the podcast include: Moss vs. Rice, if more targets are on the way in 2021, what Mike has learned from playing with Keenan Allen, if Clemson is WRU and more.


What does Mike Williams expect from the Chargers in 2021? (1:46) Mike Williams on Justin Herbert (3:54) How Mike Williams plays the game (7:23) Who inspired Mike Williams (8:42) How good is teammate Keenan Allen (11:40) Is Clemson WRU? (14:17)

Jul 23, 2021
Fantasy Files: Derek Carr is a better real life quarterback than you think
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr's fantasy value ahead of the 2021 season. Ian is among those who have slandered Carr over the years; just realize in recent history he's been nothing other than a great real life quarterback. This is reflected by his 2020 film and analytics alike. The problem: Carr has been more sensitive to pressure than most, and the 2021 version of this offensive line seems poised to take a step back. Throw in a good, albeit not great, group of wide receivers, and you have an offense that might take a step back from their finish as the league's 10th-ranked scoring unit. Ian closes out the podcast with his final feelings on Carr's potential to take a Ryan Tannehill-esque eighth-year leap in 2021.


Was last year a sign of things to come for Derek Carr (1:36) Is the Raiders' offense good enough to sustain QB1 play from Carr? (7:16) The table is not set for Carr to be overly productive in fantasy (10:04) Should you take a chance on Carr in late rounds? (12:06)

Jul 23, 2021
Fantasy Files: Why you should draft Kirk Cousins after landing Trey Lance or Justin Fields
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down how often offenses with multiple high-end skill-position players also enable high-end fantasy quarterbacks. The general answer: often, which leads to questions surrounding whether we're too low on Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Ryan. There are more reasonable concerns for the latter two signal-callers than the former, who truly is in a loaded offense and possesses a borderline erotic start to the season. Ian explains just how cozy Cousins' opening stretch is before explaining why he's the ideal late-round quarterback to snag while investors of Trey Lance or Justin Fields wait for the rookie to win the job.


Offenses with top weapons but no QB1 (2:06) What does having elite WRs mean for QB fantasy production? (4:25) What do these findings mean for Kirk Cousins? (5:38)

Jul 22, 2021
Fantasy Files: Don't discount Baker Mayfield going super saiyan in 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Baker Mayfield's fantasy football stock ahead of next season. It's been an up-and-down career for Mayfield since being selected with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 draft; just realize he's shown off borderline erotic arm talent and high-end fantasy upside along the way. Don't let the absence of Odell Beckham make you think this Browns offense won't be in its best state yet with anyone's idea of a true WR1 back in action. Despite Mayfield's struggles over the years, he's still performed admirably in PFF's more stable metrics: the best could very well be yet to come, particularly considering the continuity this offense possesses all around the offense. Ian closes out the podcast with a look at Mayfield's projected volume and fantasy rank.


What can we learn about the 2021 Browns from last season’s team? (3:21) Positive signs for Baker’s play (6:40) All indications point to a big year for Baker (9:50) Baker’s ranking among QBs (12:18)

Jul 21, 2021
AFC South Team Previews
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the AFC South from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Ryan Tannehill, Laviska Shenault, Jonathan Taylor, Brandin Cooks and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with projected fantasy MVPs by position as well as their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.


Houston Texans Fantasy Preview (2:13) Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Preview (15:11) Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Preview (31:47) Tennessee Titans Fantasy Perview (47:05) AFC South Fantasy Superlatives and Division Odds (1:04:40)

Jul 21, 2021
Emergency Pod: Ugh, Cam Akers is out for the season
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Host Ian Hartitz gets himself together enough to break down the fantasy implications of Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers tearing his Achilles. The obvious beneficiary of this news: Darrell Henderson, although Ian isn't as convinced as others about his potential to immediately take over the full three-down role. This is mostly because we haven't seen Henderson afforded this opportunity during his two-year career. Still, the likelihood of Henderson working as at least the lead, if not undisputed, back in this offense is too much to rank him as anything other than a mid-tier RB2. The rest of the Rams' running backs are truly nobodies, meaning it's not a matter of if, but when, a veteran back is signed. Ian goes through some potential options and prays for Henderon's value that it's more of an early-down veteran as opposed to a scat back.


What to expect from Darrell Henderson (1:23) Do any other Rams RBs have value (7:42) What FA RBs could the Rams add? (9:29)

Jul 20, 2021
Fantasy Files: Running backs projected for more volume than their ADP indicates
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Host Ian Hartitz goes through a volume study in order to identify some of fantasy football's best values at running back. First Ian points out how historically basically any running back averaging 15 touches per game has been good to great for fantasy business. The only exceptions have been early-down plodders without a pass-game role, so Ian engineers a special expected projected fantasy opportunity formula that accounts for the difference in expected fantasy points on targets compared to rush attempts. Ian then takes these ranks and cross compares them with each running back's average draft position to determine who is overvalued and undervalued relative to their projected volume. More early-down running backs pop as players that will need to be awfully efficient in order to meet expectations, but Ian ultimately comes away with 10 running backs that sure look a lot like values where they're presently being priced. These players include: D'Andre Swift, Joe Mixon, Tevin Coleman and more.


Which 1st round backs might have a problem with their touches? (5:30) RBs ranked too high based on probable touches (8:55) 10 RBs what will have the ball enough (12:24)

Jul 20, 2021
Fantasy Files: Top values and fades against current ADP
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks out his rankings to tell you his favorite values and fades against present average draft position. Things start off with a breakdown on why Ryan Fitzpatrick is flying under the radar before Ian cautions against expecting too much too soon from Trevor Lawrence. At running back Ian is buying the Zack Moss late-round hype, but again doesn't see much to love about a certain second-year Jaguars running back. Wide receiver discussion revolves around Jaylen Waddle and Adam Thielen before Ian finishes off the podcast with notes on Anthony Firkser and Evan Engram.


Ryan Fitzpatrick can be a QB1 in 2021 (1:03) Trevor Lawrence is being drafted too high (3:37) Undervalued QBs: Darnold, Z. Wilson, Lance, Mayfield (5:50) Zack Moss headlines undervalued RBs (7:35) James Robinson won't repeat his 2020 season (9:35) Valuable handcuffs and likely starters are the undervalued RBs (11:26) Veterans on committees, crowded backfield RBs are being overvalued (12:51) Jaylen Waddle is being underrated at WR (14:47) Adam Thielen is being valued too highly (16:34)  Underrated WR2s and targets in high-passing offenses should be drafted higher (17:38) Top options on below average or crowded offenses should be concerning (19:40) Anthony Firkser has late-round value (21:09) Evan Engram has too much competition for targets (22:18) Underrated TEs include Alie-Cox, Higbee, Everett, Trautman, Kmet (24:04) Aging TEs, Pats crowded TE room included in prime fade targets (26:20)

Jul 19, 2021
Fantasy Files: Who are 2021's projected alpha target-hogs?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down which receivers and tight ends have the best chance to absolutely dominate their offense's targets in 2021. First Ian explains why receivers that get workloads with the potential for150-plus targets are so valuable in fantasy land. The conversation continues with a study that attempts to pinpoint players that should see not only a ton of targets, but also far more than their passing game's No. 2 option. Ian then goes through the 12 qualifiers, putting a particular amont of emphasis on the potential for Brandin Cooks and T.J. Hockenson to make the most out of their enhanced roles next season.


What date points to look for (1:52) The top target shares over their teammates: Adams, Hopkins, Robinson, Thomas (4:12) Darren Waller will get tons of targets in 2021 (5:27) Calvin Ridley and Terry McLaurin can become top tier WRs after this season (6:04) Brandin Cooks has tremendous value in 2021 (7:13) Stefon Diggs and Keenan Allen (9:54) TJ Hockenson and Mark Andrews are underrated TEs (11:22)

Jul 18, 2021
Fantasy Files: Laviska Shenault looks a lot like the Jaguars' No. 1 wide receiver
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Host Ian Hartitz continues his fantasy file series with a look at the fantasy outlook for Laviska Shenault, D.J. Chark and Marvin Jones ahead of the 2021 season. The Urban Meyer era hasn't gotten off to the best start, and the reality that Travis Etienne might be playing a lot of wide receiver muddles this situation. Still, Shenault looked every bit like the next-big thing as a rookie, and he seems plenty capable of emerging as the No. 1 wide receiver even if we see his snaps reduced as a true running back. There's more concern for Chark, who has already earned some stern words from Meyer in the press. Jones has been on Ian's ageist list throughout the offseason, but he's backing off a bit since the veteran receiver is so cheap in fantasy land. Ian concludes the pocast with each receiver's rank and projection for 2021.


Overall Jags offense rundown (0:50) Laviska Shenault is due for a huge leap (1:48) DJ Chark's status as Jags WR1? (4:48) Marvin Jones has solid value (6:53) Travis Etienne's expectations year 1? (8:05) Collin Johnson has the most value amongst the rest of the WRs (8:51) Ranking these Jaguars weapons (9:52)

Jul 17, 2021
NFC South Team Previews
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to preview the NFC South from both a fantasy and real life perspective. The guys go through every team and ask: 1.) What's the defining question facing the squad, 2.) Who is each team's most-underutilized player, 3.) Who is your favorite fantasy value pick, 4.) What wild card scenario could you see feasibly occuring, and 5.) What is your over/under pick for each team. The conversation highlights a number of fantasy studs including Kyle Pitts, D.J. Moore, Michael Thomas and much more. The guys conclude the podcast with projected fantasy MVPs by position as well as their favorite divisional pick when keeping the betting odds in mind.


How will Arthur Smith impact the Falcons offense? (1:42) How good will Kyle Pitts be as a rookie? (3:21) Can Cordarrelle Patterson be fantasy relevant? (5:11) Russell Gage is under-utilized (7:30) Olamide Zaccheus is a great value pick (8:22) Will Mike Davis be the Falcons' unquestioned RB1? (9:50) Falcons win total predictions (12:59) How will Sam Darnold do for the Panthers? (15:39) Dan Arnold can be an efficient TE (17:58) How good can DJ Moore be this season? (19:48) Is DJ Moore actually undervalued? (21:20) Terrace Marshall has tremendous value (23:48) Could Marshall lead the Panthers in TDs? (25:01) Is Chubba Hubbard a valuable handcuff? (26:38) Panthers win total predictions (28:04) Taysom or Jameis: who will start in NO? (29:30) Marquez Callaway is a sleeper WR (33:03) Latavius Murray has major handcuff value (36:11) Michael Thomas is better than his ADP (37:46) Trequan Smith should be the Saints' WR2 (39:40) Deonte Harris is an electric playmaker (40:36) Saints win total predictions (42:31) Are there too many mouths to feed in Tampa? (44:21) OJ Howard will bounce back (47:27) Scotty Miller's late-round value (50:37) Antonio Brown is undervalued (51:32) Looking at the Buccs' crowded backfield (54:02) Buccaneers win total predictions (58:55) Best division odds (1;00:02)

Jul 16, 2021
Fantasy Files: How do quarterbacks perform without their No. 1 wide receiver?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down how present-day quarterbacks have performed without the services of their No. 1 wide receiver. The main lesson for the day: correlation doesn't imply causation. Football is such a random sport and features a small sample size; be careful about honing in on one single variable. With that said, Ian does believe there's an argument to be made that the "Ewing Theory" could apply to a team losing their alpha target-hog receiver. Ian only finds five applicable instances of a quarterback missing their No. 1 receiver for an ample amount of time, but does seem to believe Matt Ryan's performance without Julio Jones could be actionable in fantasy land ahead of 2021.


Example from last season: Josh Allen (1:55) Why some QBs get better without their WR1 (2:53) Setting the parameters (4:10) Baker has been better without OBJ (6:10) Mahomes has better YPA without Tyreek: something or nothing? (8:27) Drew Lock without Sutton is inconclusive (10:05) Aaron Rodgers without Davante is similar to Mahomes-Tyreek (10:42) What Matt Ryan without Julio tells us (11:06) Where to draft Matt Ryan (14:08)

Jul 16, 2021
Fantasy Files: Building an 11-player ‘Space Jam’ team with current NFL stars
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Host Ian Hartitz decides to honor the release of Space Jam 2 by breaking down who planet Earth should start in an 11-on-11 football game against aliens with the fate of humanity on the line. The quarterback conversation is tricky because the players will be playing both ways, but ultimately Ian can't leave Patrick Mahomes off the field. The running back position comes down to two of the league's best pure rushers, while Ian is confident that builidng the offense over the defense will pay dividends at receiver and tight end. The potential for refs to be afraid to call too many ticky tack holding calls with their future on the line leads Ian to go with some of the league's best defensive linemen over the o-line. The podcast concludes with notes on arguably the game's single-best corner and some honorable mentions.


QB/LB - Patrick Mahomes (1:46) RB/LB - Derrick Henry (2:47) WR/CB - Tyreek Hill (3:38) WR/S - DK Metcalf (4:15) WR/S - Julio Jones (5:16) TE/OL/LB - George Kittle (6:19) OL/DL - Quenton Nelson (7:06) OL/DL - Aaron Donald (7:54) OL/DL - Khalil Mack (8:23) OL/DL - Myles Garrett (8:51) WR/CB - Jalen Ramsey (9:21) Honorable Mentions (11:17)

Jul 15, 2021
AFC wild cards: which players might have sneaky large roles in 2021?
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down potential wild cards from every AFC team that might have a larger impact in the offense than most expect. Conversation begins with a look at Gabriel Davis' role in the Bills' passing game before looking at the Dolphins' similarly-crowded wide receiver room. The Patriots' backfield is as murky as ever, and the Jets aren't too far behind. AFC North discussion revolves around Sammy Watkins, C.J. Uzomah, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Kalen Ballage. Andrew screams to the heavens to give Jordan Akins a moment of your time, while Ian is in agreement that Parris Campbell is worthy of a late-round pick. Additional topics include: Collin Johnson, Anthony Firkser, Teddy Bridgewater, Mecole Hardman, Bryan Edwards and much more.


Bills - Gabriel Davis (1:01) Dolphins - Albert Wilson (4:56) Patriots - Rhamondre Stevenson (9:11) Jets - Ty Johnson (11:30) Ravens - Sammy Watkins (14:59) Bengals - CJ Uzomah (18:02) Browns - Donovan Peoples-Jones (20:41) Steelers - Kalen Ballage (24:30) Texans - Jordan Akins (28:40) Colts - Parris Campbell (33:49) Jaguars - Collin Johnson (37:22) Titans - Anthony Firkser (40:30) Broncos - Teddy Bridgewater (43:04) Chiefs - Mecole Hardman (49:06) Raiders - Bryan Edwards (53:30) Chargers - Joshua Kelley (56:23)

Jul 14, 2021
Fantasy Files: DeAndre Hopkins is so good, man
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of DeAndre Hopkins and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals' passing game ahead of the 2021. Hopkins has been a top-five receiver by just about any metric you want to look at since entering the league. Not a stats guy? Just ask Jalen Ramsey, who dubbed Nuk as the single-toughest cover in the NFL. The rest of the Cardinals' passing game is a bit iffy, as Kliff Kingsbury apparently considers A.J. Green to be the outright No. 2 wide receiver. This complicates the potential of Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore and Andy Isabella, who each might struggle to see consistent targets if a rotation emerges. Ian finishes off the podcast with his specific rank for Hopkins and a note on which complementary receiver he prefers.


DeAndre Hopkins is a beast (0:51)

What to expect from AJ Green this season? (4:47)

Who will be the Cardinals' WR3? (6:51)

Expectations for Cardinals WRs (9:41)

Jul 14, 2021
Fantasy Files: Breaking down every single running back handcuff situation
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Host Ian Hartitz goes through the pecking order in every NFL backfield to determine which No. 2 running backs might provide the best handcuff value in the event the team's starter misses time in 2021. The first tier consists of the big-four handcuffs that most are familiar with before Ian moves on to the tier two group, which includes running backs part of a committee with room to truly flourish if disaster stikes. The third tier includes notes on the Rams, Steelers, Dolphins and more: backfields where Ian could see the backup getting a featured role, but it's not guaranteed. The podcast concludes with a look at which running back situations are either too unclear, or consist of one-dimensional talents, for fantasy investors to worry about.


Tier 1 handcuffs (1:12)

Tier 2 handcuffs (3:44)

Tier 3 handcuffs (8:10)

Tier 4 handcuffs (15:55)

Tier 5 handcuffs (19:19)

Tier 6 handcuffs (21:48)

Jul 13, 2021
Fantasy Files: Please, please, please let Justin Fields start the majority of 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy stock of Justin Fields ahead of 2021. You want Fields to start in Week 1, I want Fields to start in Week 1: it doesn't look like head coach Matt Nagy wants Fields to start in Week 1. This is a shame, because Fields fits the historical archtype of a successful rookie fantasy quarterback. The opposite is true of Dalton, who was mediocre with the Cowboys last season and hasn't offered anything resembling fantasy upside for more than a half decade. Ian finishes off the podcast by looking closely at the Bears schedule before giving his rank for Fields.

Jul 12, 2021
Fantasy Files: Can Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen both function as WR1s?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy stock of both Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen ahead of 2021. The Vikings didn't exactly achieve their goals in 2020 from a wins and losses perspective; just realize this offense was still as elite as they come. This was thanks in large part to Justin Jefferson emerging as a great replacement for Stefon Diggs. Jefferson was great as a rookie, but he was a great receiver period, regardless of year. Thielen also deserves plenty of credit for catching 14 (!!!) touchdowns last season, although father time is approaching. Ian concludes the podcast with Jefferson and Thielen's specific ranks.

Jul 11, 2021
Fantasy Files: Chase Edmonds is a zero-RB enthusiast's delight
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy stock of Chase Edmonds and James Conner ahead of the 2021 season. Ian starts things off by pointing out the Cardinals have fielded a great rush offense despite Kliff Kingsbury's air raid attack not quite living up to expectations. The departure of Kenyan Drake means Edmonds should be the starting running back meow, but he'll need to improve his ability as a rusher in order to meet his ceiling. The largest issue for Edmonds might just be on the goal line, where Conner has actually thrived throughout his career. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranks for Edmonds and Conner as well as a take on somehow incorporating chess-like timers into fantasy football drafts.

Jul 10, 2021
10 questions with Antonio Gibson
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on starting running back for the Washington Football Team Antonio Gibson for 10 questions mostly related to the upcoming 2021 season. Gibson talks about his conversion to being a full-time running back, noting that the Football Team didn't want to put too much on his plate in year one. Look out potential fantasy football investors: Gibson says he'll be used more as a true receiver in 2021, and perhaps more importantly his toe is feeling great. Conversation continues with what Gibson learned from playing with Adrian Peterson as well as who his favorite running back was growing up. Gibson names Alvin Kamara the first-team all-swag RB1 before discussing new teammates Ryan Fitzpatrick and Curtis Samuel. The podcast concludes with Gibson talking about Memphis and their next-big thing at running back.

Jul 09, 2021
Fantasy Files: 10 wide receivers with a chance for 100 targets with an ADP outside the top-36
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down some of his favorite sleeper receivers that have a chance for a ton of targets at an affordable price. Ian begins the pod by going through 2020's group of qualifers, noting that we see some commonalities among the group. He then applies these trends with current ADPs and PFF projections to list his 10 undervalued receivers. The list includes Brandin Cooks, Jaylen Waddle, Antonio Brown and much more.

Jul 09, 2021
Fantasy Files: Ryan Tannehill has been anyone's idea of an elite QB since joining the Titans
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Ryan Tannehill's fantasy football outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Tannehill wasn't great in Miami; just realize his ascent from Texas A&M wide receiver to present day makes sense when considering some of the highs he flashed with the Dolphins. Regardless, Tannehill has been a top-10 quarterback by just about any efficiency metric since taking over for Marcus Mariota in 2019. Don't be surprised if Julio Jones helps take this offense to another level; the only pair of pass-catchers Ian would rank above AJB-Julio is Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Ian does warn viewers about the potential for the Titans offensive line to cause some problems, but utlimately sees the artist known as TanneThrill as a fantasy QB1.

Jul 08, 2021
Fantasy Files: David Montgomery is trending towards being more of an RB2 in 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz battles his lost voice while breaking down David Montgomery's fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. The Bears' starting running back hasn't had the smoothest acsension to the top of the fantasy world, but functoined as nothing other than a stud back once gifted a true three-down role last year. The problems: Tarik Cohen returns, Damien Williams is now a member of the backfield, and Justin Field's dual-threat nature could reduce volume for everyone involved. Ian closes out the podcast with his specific ranking for Montgomery.

Jul 07, 2021
Fantasy Files: It's time to start treating Joe Burrow as a fantasy QB1
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Joe Burrow's fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. Burrow deserved to be hyped as a rookie following probably the single-greatest collegiate campaign ever, and he largely played well with the exceptions coming against some pretty great defenses. On the surface his numbers weren't great, but some deeper digging reveals pristine performance in some of PFF's more stable metrics. The good news for Burrow: the 2021 edition of the Bengals will boast a better wide receiver room and offensive line. Ian concludes the podcast with Burrow's fantasy ranking and gives his thoughts on maybe the barbeque Twitter guy having a point.

Jul 06, 2021
Fantasy Files: Could 2021 be Carson Wentz comeback szn?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Carson Wentz's fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. Credit to the Colts for attempting to salvage Wentz's career; just realize he was nothing short of awful throughout 2020. Of course, football is a team sport, and Wentz didn't get much help from the Eagles by way of injuries as well as usually awful receiver performance. The good news is that he's now surrounded by a far superior offensive line and has at least a solid group of receivers to throw the ball to. Ian concludes the podcast with Wentz's fantasy rank for 2021 and voices his support for Sha’Carri Richardson.

Jul 05, 2021
Fantasy Files: Zack Moss looks a lot like 2021's premiere zero-RB option
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of the Bills backfield ahead of the 2021 season. Basically everything went right for this Bills offense in 2020, except for enabling a fantasy-friendly running back. This doesn't mean either Devin Singletary or Zack Moss are bad; they each boast their fair share of strengths and weaknesses like any other professional running back. Rather, Josh Allen's tendencies to scramble and not check the ball down has made it tough for any running back to thrive in Buffalo since 2018. The good news for Moss: he might just have a pretty damn good chance of taking over in 2021, and his cost is affordable as hell. Ian concludes the podcast with Moss and Singletary's specific fantasy ranking as well as a rIANt about people caring too much about being verified on Twitter.

Jul 04, 2021
Fantasy Files: There's a chance *both* Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel ball the hell out in 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel ahead of the 2021 season. McLaurin has been anyone's idea of a great receiver since entering the league in 2019, and he's done this despite having a group of bad quarterbacks that would make Allen Robinson blush. Samuel has also proven capable of doing anything you'd like a No. 1 wide receiver to do; don't hold his Kyle Allen-induced 2019 disappointment against him. Ryan Fitzpatrick should upgrade this entire passing game; unfortunately things seem too crowded at the No. 3 wide receiver spot to feel all that good about any of the auxilary receivers. This doesn't apply to Logan Thomas, who again looks a lot like a fantasy TE1. Ian closes the podcast out with his specific ranks for these pass-catchers and a note on how to get over stubbing your toe.

Jul 03, 2021
Fantasy Files: Is the answer to Leonard Fournette vs. Ronald Jones 'no'?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones ahead of the 2021 season. Credit to Lombardi Lenny on his breathtaking playoff run; just realize RoJo was the better rusher throughout the entire season. Fournette was better at receiving than Jones, although that means very little considering how putrid the latter back has been in the pass game throughout his career. Ian expects Giovani Bernard to beat out Ke'Shawn Vaughn for pass-down duties, which is more of a negative for Fournette than Jones. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranks for the running backs as well as a rIANt on annoying GPS traffic times.

Jul 02, 2021
Fantasy Files: DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (again) are set up to ball out
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett ahead of the 2021 season. The best thing going for both: Russell Wilson is back, meaning a top-scoring offense will likely again be on the way. Metcalf in particular should be lauded for his ability to already emerge as a top-two field-stretching receiver in the league, even if you want to hold off on putting him in the top-five period. Lockett is the receiver people have more of a problem with; just realize it's not the worst thing in fantasy land when a player is capable of putting up the sort of boom weeks we know he can. Ian closes out the podcast with his specific ranks for Metcalf, Lockett and Gerald Everett before praising his 1.01 beer: Big Wave.

Jul 01, 2021
NFC wild cards: which players might have sneaky large roles in 2021?
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down what player from every NFC team they believe could have an underrated influence on their offense's pecking order. The guys start off with some talk surrounding Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin's post-hype chances before noting just how crowded the Giants offense is at the moment. Converation continues with a look at just how much of an issue Tarik Cohen could be for the rest of the Bears' fantasy assets before Ian and Andrew taking a look at the Lions' messy receiver room. Unforunately it probably won't be Irv Smith TE1 szn thanks to Tyler Conklin; the good news is you can just draft Adam Trautman or Gerald Everett instead. Additional topics include: Olamide Zaccheaus' 2021 role, who will be the No. 4 pass-game option in Carolina, Latavius Murray potential, Gio Bernard pass-down back, if James Conner will be a thing again, why you should take Wayne Gallman at the end of drafts and much more.

Jun 30, 2021
Fantasy Files: Breaking down Josh Allen's chances to repeat as the overall QB1
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Josh Allen ahead of the 2021 season. The verdict was out on Allen being a great real life quarterback before the start of 2020; just realize he's always been a great fantasy signal-caller. We saw absurd improvements from Allen in essentially every passing category in 2020, and his rushing production remained as lofty as ever. This offensive line (again) looks plenty capable, while the pass-catchers are just as good if not better than last year. Ian concludes the podcast with his specific ranking for Allen as well as his thoughts on where to put Hawaiian shirts in the closet.

Jun 30, 2021
Fantasy Files: Will both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams ball out in 2021?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Chargers WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams ahead of the 2021 season. Allen has been anyone's idea of an elite wide receiver ever since erasing his early-career injury prone label. Williams has also largely been fantastic when given the opportunity; the problem has been the lack of a true featured role over the years. Ian goes through the rest of the Chargers' wide receiver room before noting that Justin Herbert could have an even better encore with an improved offensive line. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranking for Allen and Williams along with clarification that Drew Lock is in fact not a roller-derby prodigy.

Jun 29, 2021
Fantasy Files: Christian McCaffrey, RB1, THE RB1, ya'll
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Christian McCaffrey's fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. Ian dives into why his lovely employer PFF has popularized the idea that running backs don't matter before clarifying that McCaffrey is certainly one of the best at what he does. This is particularly true in fantasy land, where CMC's receiving-heavy workload has made him the most productive player the position has ever seen to this point. The Panthers offense again looks rather meh otherwise; good thing we have years of evidence of McCaffrey overcoming not so fantasy-friendly situations. Ian closes out the podcast with CMC's fantasy rank and a rant on east coast alcohol laws at gas stations.

Jun 28, 2021
Fantasy Files: Davante Adams is a WR1 with or without Aaron Rodgers
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Davante Adams' fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. Adams hasn't always been thought of as a legit top-five NFL wide receiver, but he was undoubtedly the No. 1 player at his position in 2020. This is largely thanks to his status as the league's single-best route-running technician. Of course, Aaron Rodgers has certainly made life productive for Adams as well, and fantasy investors would love to have No. 12 back under center in 2021 and beyond. The good news for Adams: we have an eight-game stretch from 2017 that proves he's capable of still returning WR1 value without Rodgers under center. Ian believes the 2020 version of Adams is better, Jordan Love should be an upgrade over Brett Hundley, and we're looking at more condenced target share this time around. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranking for Adams with or without Rodgers as well as a hat tip to those in the fantasy community willing to put charity money where their mouth is.

Jun 27, 2021
Fantasy Files: Why is D.J. Moore being drafted so much higher than Robby Anderson?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Panthers wide receivers D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson ahead of the 2021 season. Both Moore and Anderson could have been seen as one-trick ponies to start their career, however each demonstrated the full ability to do everything you'd want a No. 1 wide receiver to do in 2020. This was particularly true for Moore, who unfortunately joined Jerry Jeudy as arguably the league's top-two most-unlucky wide receivers from last season. The verdict is very much still out on whether or not Sam Darnold is an upgrade over Teddy Bridgewater; Ian is far from convinced. The podcast concludes with Ian giving his specific rankings for Moore and Anderson before he gives his two cents on the best way for fellow fantasy analysts to go about preparing for podcasts.

Jun 26, 2021
Fantasy Files: Diontae Johnson sure looks a lot like the next great Steelers WR1
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool ahead of the 2021 season. The Steelers offense was borderline unwatchable by the end of last season; just realize this wasn't the case all year. The league's reigning 12th-ranked scoring offense still managed to enable three top-24 PPR WRs, although expecting that to again happen in 2021 seems like a bit of a pipe dream with this unit trending towards running the ball more. Ian is well ahead of industry ADP on Johnson, low on Claypool even though he's not down on the talent, and in line with JuJu, who is being drafted far closer to his floor than ceiling. The podcast concludes with Ian's specific ranks and picks for Saturday's UFC card.

Jun 25, 2021
Fantasy Files: This 49ers backfield is a zero-RB drafter's delight
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy football value of Raheem Mostert, Trey Sermon and Wayne Gallman ahead of the 2021 season. Kyle Shanahan is a fantastic play-caller; we know this. Still, his offenses haven't consistently finished inside the league's top-20 scoring units over the years, and we shouldn't exactly guarantee that to change ahead of 2021. The good news: Shanny has almost always managed to enable at least one solid fantasy running back, and we can presently acquire each of their projected leaders far closer to their floor than ceiling. Ian goes through why he believes Mostert is the value ahead of Sermon before concluding the podcast with a note on just how great the "original" fantasy files videos were back in the day.

Jun 24, 2021
Fantasy Files: Dalvin Cook is top-two, and actually he's in fact the No. 2, fantasy RB
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Dalvin Cook's fantasy football value ahead of the 2021 season. Despite encountering some early-career injury woes: Cook has emerged as anyone's idea of a true top-five real life and fantasy running back. This has been true as both a rusher and receiver; just get the football in Cook's hands and good things happen. Ian talks about why Kirk Cousins and company could be looking at an improvement as an overall team before giving Cook's overall ranking ahead of next season. The podcast concludes with a note on Alexander Mattison as a top-three handcuff as well as Ian's newfound mustache.

Jun 23, 2021
Fantasy Files: All Tom Brady does is GOAT
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Tom Brady's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. TB12 was once again excellent in 2020, as he has been his entire freaking career. The only real negative for Brady from last season was his performance under pressure; good thing the Buccaneers have PFF's fifth-ranked offensive line entering 2021. Overall, all 22 Super Bowl starters are back, giving Tampa Bay the best continuity in the league. Ian points out that Father Time remains undefeated, but Brady should again be trusted as anyone's idea of a QB1. The podcast concludes with Brady's specific ranking before Ian bitches and moans about being sunburnt.

Jun 22, 2021
Fantasy Files: To buy or not to buy Daniel Jones rebounding in 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Daniel Jones' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Jones was awful by just about any counting statistic you want to look at last season, although he does deserve credit for improving across the board in most efficiency measures. This didn't matter in fantasy land, obviously. The two best parts of Jones' game were his work from a clean pocket as well as when he threw downfield. Credit to the Giants for adding some legit receiving weapons to the offense, but it sure doesn't look like this offensive line, and more importantly offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, have what it takes to help elevate Jones to newfound heights and cash in on his strengths. Ian closes out the episode with Jones' fantasy ranking and his thoughts on the waffle house fantasy challenge.

Jun 21, 2021
Fantasy Files: Ezekiel Elliott comeback szn engaged
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Ezekiel Elliott's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Zeke was objectively bad in 2020; that doesn't mean he still wasn't a borderline great fantasy asset. This has been the case throughout his career, and we should cut the man some slack for operating behind an injury-riddled offensive line last season. Oh yeah, Dak Prescott only playing 4.5 games didn't help either. Ultimately, the Cowboys still have 90 million reasons to continue to feature Elliott as the offense's workhorse. Ian closes out the podcast with Zeke's fantasy ranking and tells a high school story about Le'Veon Bell running all over the poor Dubling Jerome Celtics defense.

Jun 20, 2021
Fantasy Files: Jonathan Taylor better be generational to meet his ADP
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Jonathan Taylor's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian isn't here to suggest Taylor is anything other than a great running back, although many are perhaps remembering too much of the back half of 2020 as opposed to the early-season usage struggles. The fact of the matter is that Taylor has question marks surrounding his volume and efficiency ahead of next season due to Carson Wentz replacing Philip Rivers and the return of the (Marlon) Mack. It's great to have fantasy running backs behind great offensive lines; just realize volume is usually the trump card in these situations. Ian concludes the podcast with Taylor's fantasy rank and his thoughts on the ridiculously named strategy "modified zero-RB."

Jun 19, 2021
Fantasy Files: Draft Austin Ekeler and you won't be sorry
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Austin Ekeler's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian briefly talks about his social media enemies stemming from his take that you should draft Ekeler over Alvin Kamara ahead of next season. The reasoning includes many factors, but namely Ian believes Ekeler has the role that everyone hopes Kamara still has. This is primarily thanks to Justin Herbert, who enabled Ekeler to all sorts of fantasy success in their short stint together. Ultiamtely, Ekeler has one of the most fantasy-friendly workloads in the game, and he deserves to be a consensus top-eight RB, even if you still want to go with Kamara ahead of him. Ian closes out the show with Ekeler's specific ranking and a rant on why umbrellas are stupid.

Jun 18, 2021
Fantasy Files: Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry have a volume problem
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy outlook for the Patriots' wide receivers and tight ends ahead of the 2021 season. Jonnu Smith has been anyone's idea of an elite YAC threat during his career; expect him to keep on keeping on with high-end efficiency regardless of who is throwing him the ball. Hunter Henry is the more-complete TE of the two, and credit to him for staying more healthy than usual in 2020. Ultimately, Bill Belichick loves both players, but this still projects to be a run-first offense regardless of who is under center. Ian closes out the podcast with fantasy ranks for the tight ends and Nelson Agholor before hating on people that try to make sleeping in not cool.

Jun 17, 2021
Buying or selling OTA hype (cc. Elijah Moore)
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the latest news from OTAs. The guys are pumped that Laviska Shenault is showing out; just realize there's only one ball to go around in this sneaky-crowded passing game. Tua's horrendous Tuesday practice doesn't have either Ian or Andrew worried, and the guys are both in on Elijah Moore at this presently cheap ADP. Najee Harris continues to climb up draft boards, while Joe Mixon has been the target of some rather pathetic click-baity headlines around the industry. Additional topics include: Cam Newton's status as the Week 1 starter, whether or not Jakobi Meyers will be the Patriots' No. 1 WR, if Javonte Williams will take over the Broncos' backfield sooner rather than later, Trey Sermon breakout potential and what to make of Mike Zimmer's comments about Irv Smith.

Jun 16, 2021
Fantasy Files: Zach Wilson is virtually free, but let's not get crazy
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Zach Wilson's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Wilson was excellent at throwing to all levels of the field at BYU; the question is whether or not his playmaking ability will hold up with a lesser offensive line against stiffer competition. Luckily, the Jets have seemingly improved each of their o-line, WR room and coaching staff. Add it all together and Wilson remains an unknown, but there might be more upside here than many are giving him. Ian closes out the podcast with Wilson's ranking as well as his thoughts on how to best optimize a two-TV setup in your living room.

Jun 16, 2021
Fantasy Files: Kyler Murray has overall QB1 upside
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Kyler Murray's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. The Cardinals were riding high before Murray's shoulder injury, and his fantasy output during the first 10 weeks of the season was borderline erotic. Things look improved across the offense in 2021; the question is whether or not potential fake sharp Kliff Kingsbury can put the pieces together. Ultimately, Kyler has more rushing upside than pretty much any QB ever, meaning he remains locked in as a top-five fantasy signal-caller. Ian also vents about dog shows crowning weird looking dogs as champions before closing out the show.

Jun 15, 2021
10 questions with Mike Davis
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Host Ian Hartitz is welcomed on by Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis. The guys start off by going through Davis' early career, touching on why he wears No. 28 and just how good Marcus Lattimore was back in the day. Conversation continues with some talk on Davis as a three-down back and what he envisions his role being like in Atlanta. Mike doesn't know too much about our lovely game fantasy football, but he's happy he balled out for faithful managers last season. Davis and Ian talk about how cool Cordarrelle Patterson is before ending things with a note about how to donate to The Mike Davis Foundation of Hope.

Jun 14, 2021
Fantasy Files: Cam Akers deserves to be treated as a legit RB1
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Cam Akers' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. There wasn't a good split to judge this backfield on last year due to one of Akers or Darrell Henderson constantly being banged up; just realize it was Akers at the end of the season that was thriving and seemingly earned the trust of Sean McVay to stay on the field every single down. An improved offense is expected with Matthew Stafford in town, and this offensive line also appears to be anyone's idea of a top-10 unit. Akers carries some risk if Henderson is more involved than some think, but ultimately projects as the lead back inside of one of the league's better offenses. Ian closes out the podcast with Akers' rank and standing among the second-year RBs.

Jun 14, 2021
Fantasy Files: Brandin Cooks looks like the only player worth (maybe) pursuing in Houston
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Brandin Cooks' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Cooks is his generation's inverse of Allen Robinson: he's played with great QBs at every step of his career. Credit to Cooks for consistently playing well with each QB; the problem is that we aren't expecting 2021 to include a full 17 games of elite play under center. Cooks might have the volume to overcome a drop in efficiency, but it'll depend heavily on which QB wins the job. Ian closes out the podcast with his fantasy ranking and expectations for this passing game in 2021.

Jun 13, 2021
Fantasy Files: Mike Davis might just be fantasy's cheapest three-down RB
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Mike Davis' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Davis has had a long road to getting a full-time job; just realize he's largely impressed along the way. This was particularly true in 2020, as Davis found himself near the top of the ranks in both broken tackle metrics as well as pretty much anything to do with receiving. Ian is confident in Davis' ability to win out in this no-name RB room and has the Falcons' projected RB1 ranked higher than the industry's ADP indicates. Still, this is in the "RB dead zone" so Ian is content with grabbing higher profile WRs in this range instead of reaching.

Jun 12, 2021
Fantasy Files: Saquon Barkley is still a top-three RB
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Saquon Barkley's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Whether or not the Giants should have used the No. 2 overall pick on Barkley aside: the man is anyone's idea of an elite RB. He's proven it whenever healthy throughout his short career; the larger issue is the Giants' combination of a meh offensive line and mediocre play-caller. Ian is confident that Barkley has enough volume to overcome these things and also has reason to believe the rehab from injury isn't as big of a deal as many think. The podcast closes out with Barkley's 2021 ranking.

Jun 11, 2021
Fantasy Files: Najee Harris looks a lot like the Steelers' next great RB
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Najee Harris' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Harris fits the mold of a true three-down back, and he should be afforded every opportunity to be just that inside of a Steelers offense apparently dying to get back to running the ball. However, it's Harris' demonstrated excellence in the passing game that has Ian confident in his ability to avoid being a highly-drafted bust in fantasy land. The ceiling is truly the roof for Harris' touch projection; Ian is more than comfortable treating him as a borderline RB1.

Jun 10, 2021
Fantasy Files: Draft DeVonta Smith and you won't be sorry
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down DeVonta Smith's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. There is only one concern people have for the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner: size, yet we've never actually seen this issue make a difference for Smith throughout his collegiate career. All he did at Alabama was ball the hell out and he deserves to be in the same tier as Ja'Marr Chase in fantasy land. Intriguingly, the public disagrees, making Smith one of Ian's best values in terms of his rankings vs. ADP. This Eagles' passing game isn't the sexiest group in the world; just realize Smith has a clearer past to 150 targets than any other rookie WR.

Jun 09, 2021
Fantasy Files: Can Trevor Lawrence overcome whatever the hell Urban Meyer is doing in Jacksonville?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Trevor Lawrence's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. You won't find a better QB prospect than Lawrence, who checks every box and did nothing other than ball out during his time in Clemson. The potential problem: Urban Meyer, who has made one confusing decision after another with Jacksonville. Perhaps Lawrence is good enough to overcome the plethora of confusing offseason moves, but things are certainly more concerning now than they were back in January. Ian wraps up the pod with Lawrence's fantasy rank and where he should go in dynasty land.

Jun 08, 2021
Fantasy Files: Is Alvin Kamara still worthy of a top-five pick?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Alvin Kamara's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian starts things off by noting that Kamara, while great in his own right, has certainly benefited mightily from the presence of Drew Brees under center over the years. This is reflected in Kamara's production: he's been a consistent top-five fantasy RB thanks to his high-end target share and TD equity, two metrics that we can expect to have a smaller overall pie in 2021. Ian goes over the lack of high-end production from Kamara when someone other than Brees has been under center and notes that we should be hoping Jameis Winston wins this QB competition. The podcast concludes with Kamara's fantasy rank and thoughts on Latavius Murray as a high-end handcuff.

Jun 07, 2021
Emergency pod: Julio Jones trade
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Host Ian Hartitz is here on a Sunday to break down the mega Julio trade. Still an elite WR: all 32 NFL teams are better with than without Jones. With that said: fantasy football is about chasing volume, so there are plenty of implications to go around. Ian already loved Ryan Tannehill as the best late-round QB option; that point holds more true than ever today. It's still AJB WR1 szn, although the chances of it being AJB THE WR1 szn seem slim. Continue to trust Julio as a borderline WR1, while Ridley deserves to be in the conversation as a true top-five option at the position. Ian closes things out with thoughts on Matt Ryan, Kyle Pitts, Russell Gage, Anthony Firkser and more.

Jun 06, 2021
Fantasy Files: Jalen Hurts is worthy of the offseason hype
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Jalen Hurts' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian kicks things off by noting just how good Hurts was in his four starts last season from a fantasy standpoint. The Eagles' rising second-year QB also put up some solid passing numbers, although the quality of his efficiency wasn't exactly good. Whatever: in fantasy land rushing QBs are the closest thing we have to a cheat code, and that's exactly what Hurts is. Ian talks about why we should expect the 2021 Eagles to run a bit better in terms of injury luck and receiving performance before giving his fantasy rank for Hurts ahead of next season.

Jun 06, 2021
Fantasy Files: Matthew Stafford and the Rams sure look good on paper
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Matthew Stafford's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian starts things off by noting that Stafford's lack of success in the win column with the Lions wasn't exactly on him. 2019 and 2020 in particular demonstrated Stafford's upside with an offensive coordinator more willing to feature his bazooka of a right arm. The good news for Stafford: Los Angeles presents a better scheme, supporting cast and defense than what he had in Detroit. Ian closes out the podcast with Stafford's fantasy ranking and a note about the general affordability of this Rams passing game.

Jun 05, 2021
10 questions with Kyle Dvorchak
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on NBC Sports Edge Fantasy Football analyst Kyle Dvorchak for 10 questions related to recent NFL developments. The guys start off by discussing the Lions' commitment to adding RBs and what to make of D'Andre Swift's current stock. Conversation continues with both Ian and Kyle largely not worrying about Antonio Gibson's ongoing toe injury. Ian and Kyle agree than Tony Pollard, Alexander Mattison and Latavius Murray remain fantasy's top-three handcuffs, but don't sleep on Rashaad Penny either at his current ADP. A look at the Saints, 49ers and Patriots QB competitions leads the guys to the end of the show where they break down Najee Harris' outlook, Zach Ertz potential fantasy-friendly trade destinations and finally late-round tight ends to target.

Jun 04, 2021
Fantasy Files: Should you believe in Drew Lock? (Probably not)
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Drew Lock's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. An admitted Lock apologist, Ian starts things off fully realizing the cards are stacked against Lock becoming a great QB, but he sure hopes it works out thanks to a little thing called entertainment. Ian breaks down how Lock's ability to rank highly in big-time throw rate and turnover-worthy play rate lands him in some fun, albeit not necessarily good, company. Discussion continues with the realization that Teddy Bridgewater should probably be considered the favorite to win this QB battle. Sigh. That really sucks to type out. Anyway, Ian goes through how the Broncos' passing game wasn't exactly in their best form last year before giving his advise on how to approach these QBs in fantasy land.

Jun 04, 2021
Fantasy Files: Can Allen Robinson continue to overcome subpar QB play?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Allen Robinson's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Credit to A-Rob for largely overcoming mediocre QB play throughout his collegiate and professional career, although we actually did see a slip up back in 2016 despite the presence of a ton of targets. This generation's Andre Johnson in terms of bad signal-callers, Robinson rebounded nicely from his final years in Jacksonville with nothing other than elite performances over the past two seasons. Ian then takes the time to go off on the Bears' decision to hand Andy Dalton the job without even a competition. I mean seriously, I'm still mad about this as I write out the podcast description. What has Dalton even earned? Windy city Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes? Come the hell on Matt Nagy. Anyways, Ian finishes up the podcast with a look at the Bears' other receiving options before giving his rank and take on Robinson's fantasy value ahead of 2021.

Jun 03, 2021
Fantasy Files: Continue to treat Lamar Jackson as a top-five QB
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Lamar Jackson's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Many have slandered Jackson's throwing ability on the ole Twittersphere over the years; just realize he's been nothing other than an elite fantasy QB ever since winning the job from Joe Flacco back in 2018. There's little doubt his rushing success has him on track to be the No. 1 or No. 2 best dual-threat QB ever, and this sort of extra production has been a cheat code in fantasy land. Ian calls out some great points from PFF analyst Seth Galina's breakdown on why the additions of Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace could help improve this Ravens passing game. The podcast concludes with Jackson's standing among fantasy QBs and his ceiling in 2021.

Jun 02, 2021
I got a fever, and the only prescription is drafting more DeVonta Smith
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down their top-10 most-undervalued players at the moment. Conversation begins with a look at why Antonio Brown is being left so far behind his fellow stud WR teammates in fantasy land. Ian is speechless, but never sheeshless, at Diontae Johnson's present ADP, while Andrew is buying Corey Davis emerging as the WR1 in a wide-open Jets passing game. Discussion moves along to Ian gushing over DeVonta Smith's potential for a ridiculous target total, and Andrew even manages to talk Ian into Brandin Cooks at cost. Additional topics include: why is Tyler Boyd being left behind Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase, making sense of A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams' reasonable draft positions and finally whether or not you should gamble on Adam Trautman as well as Ryan Fitzpatrick in the later rounds.

Jun 02, 2021
Fantasy Files: Is Ryan Fitzpatrick this year's premiere late-round QB option?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Ryan Fitzpatrick's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Washington's lack of additions to the QB room makes it a near certainty we see Fitz have a longer leash under center than he has in roughly half a decade. Throw in his recent history of success as well as the Football Team's suddenly stocked WR room, and you have the recipe for a legit great late-round QB option. Ian closes out the podcast with Fitzpatrick's specific ranking and expectations for Washington in 2021

Jun 01, 2021
Fantasy Files: Chris Carson looks a lot like an underrated fantasy RB2
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Chris Carson's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Injuries have prohibited Carson from truly emerging as one of the league's most-productive RBs; just realize he's largely posted high-end numbers in most efficiency metrics. The good news for Carson moving forward is that coach Pete Carroll seems to want to get back to running the piss out of the ball, and the organization largely did nothing in free agency or the draft to suggest a bigger committee than usual is incoming. Ian finds himself sliding Carson down in the ranks just a bit due to the potential of Penny having a larger than anticipated role, but that doesn't mean he's still not a value as a mid-tier RB2.

May 31, 2021
Fantasy Files: A.J. Brown might just be THE WR1 in 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down A.J. Brown's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. While high-end volume hasn't ever been afforded to the Titans' No. 1 WR, make no mistake about it: AJB has been anyone's idea of a top-five option at the position in just about any efficiency metric. His production after the catch has been particularly uncanny considering his downfield role. The good news for Brown is that the Titans' plethora of available targets could give him an elite workload to match his demonstrated talent. Ian is confident that even if the Titans go ahead and trade for Julio Jones: it'll still be AJB WR1 szn.

May 30, 2021
Fantasy Files: Michael Thomas deserves better than your slant boy slander
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Michael Thomas' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian breaks down how Thomas has largely done nothing other than ball the hell out since entering the league in 2016. Yes, Thomas has been the NFL's premiere WR on slant routes. Also yes, he's largely dominated when running every other route as well. Throw in the reality that Thomas overcame a trio of noodle-armed QBs over the past two seasons, and we could actually see him have a more fantasy-friendly workload with Jameis Winston under center. Ian closes out the podcast with Thomas' fantasy rank and a suggestion to drafters to take a long look at TE Adam Trautman as well.

May 29, 2021
10 questions with Jarad Evans
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst and king of the PFF_Fantasy Twitter handle Jarad Evans for 10 questions related to current NFL news storylines. The guys start off breaking down all things Julio Jones, particularly what potential landing spots might lead to the best and worst fantasy production. Conversation continues with a look at how the Broncos' skill-position players would stack up with Aaron Rodgers as well as how Green Bay would rank with Jordan Love under center. Ian and Jarad agree Raheem Mostert is a fantastic zero-RB target at the moment. Ian is shocked to find himself near the front seat of the DeVonta Smith bandwagon, while Jarad wants Leonard Fournette more than Ronald Jones as far as TB RBs are concerned. The podcast concludes with discussion around Antonio Brown and a shoutout to kicker GOAT Adam Viniteri.

May 28, 2021
Fantasy Files: Stop saying the Browns are better off without Odell Beckham Jr.
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Odell Beckham's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian breaks down how OBJ's brief tenure in Cleveland has been incredibly unlucky, and the decrease in fantasy production has been more of an issue with volume than efficiency. The idea that this Browns offense is better without OBJ is preposterous; don't let Baker Mayfield's on/off splits confuse you. Ideally, we get the version of Mayfield that comfortably works from inside the confines of the system WITH a coverage-shifting talent like Beckham. Ian closes things out with brief notes on Jarvis Landry and an explanation on why OBJ is worth targeting at his present ADP.

May 28, 2021
Fantasy Files: Should we buy Tua inside of a much-improved Dolphins offense?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Tua Tagovioloa's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. It wasn't that long ago that many considered Tua to be the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft; he's anybody's idea of an elite QB prospect. It's concerning that Ryan Fitzpatrick out-played Tua in 2020; just realize this was hardly a great situation for the rookie to enter. Luckily for Tua, the 2021 Dolphins offense seems immensly improved both at WR and across the offensive line. Ultimately, Ian expects Tua to be a much better real life QB in 2021, but questions the fantasy-friendly nature of his game due primarily to volume concerns as both a passer and runner.

May 27, 2021
Who is stopping every AFC offense
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down which player, position group or coach could potentially stop or at least slow down every AFC offense. AFC East discussion revolves around the Patriots' uncertain QB room, the Jets' still-shaky offensive line, Tua's potential to improve in year two as well as how things might not go perfect for Josh Allen. Conversation continues with a look at the Chiefs' offensive line, if Justin Herbert can improve in his encore, whether or not the Drew Lock experience can take a turn for the better and where the Raiders offense might fall short. Neither Ian nor Andrew are here for your "Baker is better without OBJ argument", while the offensive line could be the key factor for each of the remaining AFC North squads. The podcast concludes with discussion surrounding whether or not Carson Wentz will still suck in Indy, if there's anything good about the Texans offense, Urban Meyer's quest to do who knows what and finally if Ryan Tannehill might fall back to Earth without Arthur Smith calling plays.

May 26, 2021
Fantasy Files: To trust or not to trust D'Andre Swift as an RB2
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down D'Andre Swift's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. The rising second-year back was largely great as a rookie, particularly as a receiver if you excuse his infamous Week 1 drop against the Bears. The potential problem entering 2021 is the emergence of Jamaal Williams, although Ian cautions in putting too much stock in this rather random piece of coach speak. Ultimately, Swift projects to be the leading receiver out of this backfield, which is a role that in recent history has been awfully fantasy friendly for OC Anthony Lynn's lead back. Ian wraps up the episode with Swift's 2021 ranking and a look at his overall ceiling.

May 26, 2021
Fantasy Files: Why you should be all in on Joe Mixon in 2021
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Joe Mixon's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Many have been fading Mixon in fantasy land due to his injury-induced letdown in 2021, but Ian shows that he's consistently been a borderline RB1 since landing the starting job in 2018. The factors that held Mixon back from soaring even higher were a mix of bad offensive line play, questionable performance under center and a lack of opportunity in the passing game; there's a better than good chance that each of these variables swing positively in Mixon's favor ahead of 2021. Despite largely looking at the most fantasy-friendly workload of his career, Mixon continues to go undervalued in fantasy land. He deserves to be treated as a top-12 RB and has the potential to finish among the position's very best performers next season.

May 25, 2021
Fantasy Files: Will a change of scenery bring out the best in Sam Darnold?
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Sam Darnold's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Pick a stat, any stat: Darnold has been an objectively bad QB since entering the league in 2018. Many have simply chalked this up to Adam Gase, although even comparing Darnold to past QBs to play under the much-maligned former Dolphins and Jets coach doesn't really help matters. The Panthers clearly offer a better combination of surrounding talent and schematic goodness; just realize historically even a change of scenary hasn't been enough to boost first-round busts to great heights. Ian concludes the podcast with Darnold's fantasy ranking and ceiling entering the 2021 season.

May 24, 2021
Fantasy Files: Kirk Cousins was better in 2020 than you remember
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Kirk Cousins' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. The real issue for the 2020 Vikings was their atrocious defense, not Cousins, who has largely worked as a top-10 passer since taking his talents to Minnesota in 2018. The potential for the Vikings to boast an improved offensive line is great news for Cousins and everyone involved in the offense, although Ian is concerned that similar improvements on defense could lead to this team embracing one of the more run-first units in the league. Ultimately, Cousins doesn't offer the sort of fantasy-friendly rushing floor that we look for in this funky game; don't go out of your way to land him in fantasy drafts of all shapes and sizes in 2021.

May 23, 2021
Fantasy Files: Clyde Edwards-Helaire is being priced at his floor
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Clyde Edwards-Helaire's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Most were disappointed by CEH not meeting his lofty 2020 expectations, but he truly wasn't bad in terms of efficiency. His volume was borderline erotic until the Chiefs signed Le'Veon Bell; good thing the former Steelers and Jets RB is now out of the picture. Ultimately, CEH is again locked in as the No. 1 RB in anyone's idea of a top-five fantasy and real life offense. It's rare to get Andy Reid's starting RB at a discount in fantasy land; CEH is worth drafting with wreckless abandon at his present valuation.

May 22, 2021
10 questions with D'Andre Swift
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift. The recent crop of high-end Georgia RBs in the NFL leads Swift to dub his former college RBU. Conversation continues with Swift discussing what it was like to play with Adrian Peterson. While Swift deserves to be in the running himself, he named Alvin Kamara the all-swag RB1 at the moment. Additional topics include: what it's like to hurdle a guy, potential to play more in the slot, learning from new RB coach Duce Staley, if a number change is in order, and D'Andre's favorite football movie or TV show ever.

May 21, 2021
Fantasy Files: Antonio Gibson's ceiling is DC CMC
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Antonio Gibson's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. We know Gibson is the team's best early-down option, which is something we couldn't attest to before last season. The pint-sized elephant in the room: J.D. McKissic. Ian explains why the nature of McKissic's targets last season shows us why we should expect him to be less involved in the 2021 version of this offense. Ultimately, Gibson is a borderline RB1 that you should be happy to have on your fantasy team this season and beyond.

May 21, 2021
Fantasy Files: Darren Waller deserves to be the overall TE2
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Darren Waller's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. There's little doubt that Waller deserves to be in the top-three TE conversation, and Ian believes that he might just be a better pick than George Kittle based on their respective volume, QB and team defense situations. People forget Waller absolutely balled the hell out at the end of 2020; good thing the Raiders largely didn't add any resources to the passing game so more volume should be on the way. A great real life story as well: draft Waller in fantasy leagues of all shapes and sizes in 2021.

May 20, 2021
Who is stopping every NFC offense
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