PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with Ian Hartitz

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Fantasy football at an elite level. Host Ian Hartitz breaks 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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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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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 NFC offense. NFC East discussion revolves around the Cowboys' need for good health across the offensive line, if the Football Team's defense could be annoyingly good for fantasy investors to deal with, why Jason Garrett is a problem and if Jalen Hurts might be getting too much hype. Conversation continues with some less than kind words for the Seahawks and Cardinals offensive approach before the guys wonder which passing game pieces will really thrive in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Ian thinks the Packers could fall back to earth in 2021, while Andrew just wants Jared Goff to feed T.J. Hockenson the football. Why is Andy Dalton a thing. Ugh. The podcast concludes with discussion surrounding Matt Ryan's immediate future, Taysom freaking Hill, Sam Darnold slander and whether or not father time will ever deal with Tom Brady.

May 19, 2021
Fantasy Files: Expect J.K. Dobbins to be better in real life than fantasy
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down J.K. Dobbins' fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Nobody is debating whether or not Dobbins is a great RB; the problem is that the Ravens (rightfully) are also plenty pleased with what Gus Edwards brings to the table. There's also an issue with trusting RBs attached to a dual-threat QB such as Lamar Jackson due to the potential for fewer rush attempts and targets. Ian isn't especially lower on Dobbins overall than the masses, however the overall lack of upside for any Ravens RB has him looking elsewhere in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.

May 19, 2021
Fantasy Files: Dak Prescott has always been an elite (fantasy) QB
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Dak Prescott's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Perhaps you aren't sold on Dak due to up-and-down performances over the years, but we need to realize that for the first time in 2020 he managed to elevate the entire offense despite dealing with unideal circumstances. The result was truly one of the best fantasy football seasons we've seen from a QB, even if we only got to witness things for about 4.5 games. Luckily for Prescott, the Cowboys could boast and even scarier offense in 2021 with a bit more injury luck on the offensive line. He's anyone's idea of a top-five fantasy QB entering next season.

May 18, 2021
Fantasy Files: Stefon Diggs is an alpha WR1
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Stefon Diggs' fantasy football outlook ahead of the 2021 season. It's easy to look back at Diggs' masterpiece and assume it was easy to see, although the Bills' No. 1 WR does deserve some credit for largely bucking the historical trend of receivers not playing great after getting traded. Rarely do we get elite WRs in the talent department that also get elite volume; luckily that is the case with Diggs. Throw in the reality that this offense again looks loaded and brought back almost every key piece, and it's easy to lock in Diggs as a top-five WR in fantasy leagues of all shapes and sizes.

May 17, 2021
10 questions with Tee Higgins
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins to discuss his rookie season and what is in store for 2021. Tee discusses the difficulties with the 2020 offseason, but gives a ton of credit to Joe Burrow for the duo still performing as well as they did. Conversation continues with Tee pointing out how A.J. Green helped him learn and appreciate practicing at a high level, while early-season matchups against Denzel Ward and Xavier Rhodes were Higgins' "welcome to the NFL" moment. Tee loves the landing spot for both Amari Rodgers and Cornell Powell; don't be surprised if the Packers give Amari the prime Randall Cobb role as a slot WR that occasionally lines up in the backfield. Things close out with Tee discussing "elite" teammate Auden Tate, and he makes a TD bet in order to get back to wearing his preferred No. 5.

May 07, 2021
Mega NFL Draft Recap
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down their top-five rookie rankings, veteran winners from the draft and much more. The guys agree that Justin Fields and Trey Lance should be prioritized over Trevor Lawrence in fantasy land. Ian chastises those ignoring Najee Harris because of the Steelers' offensive line before engaging in a spirited debate between Trey Sermon vs. Michael Carter. Conversation continues with the guys having some differences in their top-five WR ranks. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Ryan stand out as the big veteran QB winners, while the likes of Myles Gaskin, Mike Davis and Joe Mixon could see mega workloads after their respective teams declined to add any meaningful competition to the backfield. Additional topics include: AJB 200 targets szn, Nelson Agholor sneaky upside, what to make of Breshad Perriman, are we doing this Chris Herndon thing again, draft Anthony Firkser and much more.

May 03, 2021
NFL Draft day two review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down every skill-position player selected in the second and third rounds. Andrew is buying Elijah Moore as the No. 1 WR with the Jets, but the guys are less optimistic that Rondale Moore sees the sort of diverse role that a player of his caliber deserves. Ian and Andrew are in on Javonte Williams over Travis Etienne, but Najee Harris remains the rookie RB1. Conversation continues with a look at the various wide receivers selected, and Ian has already started to come around on Nico Collins to the Texans. Things close out with a look at the third-round quarterback run, if Josh Palmer is a diamond in the rough, what to make of this suddenly explosive Washington offense, why Amari Rodgers' stock is soaring and which veteran RBs were the main winners from their respective team's lack of activity.

May 01, 2021
NFL Draft 1st round review
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down every skill-position player selected in the first round. The guys are firing up Justin Fields as the most fantasy-friendly QB of the class, but only until Trey Lance manages to wrestle the starting job away from Jimmy G. Both Ian and Andrew agree that Zach Wilson would be the bust of the group if forced to choose, although his low-aDP makes him a decent enough option in best-ball land. Conversation continues with the guys gushing over Ja'Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts' respective potential to ball out in 2021, while Ian and Andrew aren't quite so sold on the rest of the first-round receivers due to a mix of potential low target share and unproven QB play. Najee Harris could be an RB1 before the offseason is all said and done, while Travis Etienne will hopefully be the three-down back despite Urban Meyer's immediate comments after the draft. Things wrap up with a look at the Aaron Rodgers to Denver rumors as well as (throws up in mouth) Tim Tebow to the Jaguars.

Apr 30, 2021
Fantasy-friendly mock draft szn
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to go through an offense only mock draft meant to make the most fantasy-friendly situations possible. The guys go through the potential landing spots for the QB position, inevitably concluding that Denver offers the easiest year one scenario for someone to take over. The Jets, Steelers and Falcons are the trendy situations for a RB to fall into and thrive; just realize the Cardinals, Bills and perhaps Buccaneers could be sneaky candidates to also enable a high-end rookie back. Ian isn't sold on DeVonta Smith going before pick No. 12, while Andrew is confident Jaylen Waddle will be the No. 2 receiver off the board. The guys go through all 32 picks in a crisp hour and wrap things up with their favorite prop bets for Thursday night.

Apr 28, 2021
10 questions with George Chahrouri
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF director of content and co-host of the PFF Forecast George Chahrouri for 10 questions heavily focused on NFL draft props. The guys start off by looking at Justin Fields or Mac Jones to the 49ers at No. 3 before examining whether or not there could be a surprise selection inside the top-five picks. Ian notes that Trey Lance has some intriguing odds to the Washington Football Team, while George doesn't expect there to be more than five first-round QBs. Conversation continues with a look at Travis Etienne's over/under as well as Javonte Williams' borderline-insulting odds to be the first running back off the board. Things close out with a look at DeVonta Smith's draft position, what the Eagles might do at No. 12, first defender off the board and George's favorite prop at the moment.

Apr 23, 2021
Get Najee Harris to the Steelers now, ask questions later
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down recent news and continue to preview the draft. The guys kick things off by paying homage to recently retired Alex Smith and Jordan Reed before deep diving into the Steelers' potential rookie RB options. Ian is thrilled Cordarrelle Patterson landed on the Falcons, while Andrew is skeptical that we should be listening to the Miami Herald's "Kyle PItts to the Falcons" report. Conversation continues with a look at how veteran wide receivers might be influenced by incoming rookies. The podcast concludes with Ian and Andrew each giving their top-two incoming rookies that could thrive in 2021 without the benefit of early-round draft capital.

Apr 21, 2021
10 questions with Anthony Treash
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Senior PFF College Football analyst Anthony Treash for 10 questions related to the upcoming NFL draft. The guys start off by fantasizing over the Bears trading up for Justin Fields before predicting who might be the Packers' best second-round WR target. Fact or fiction ensues with Anthony not convinced the 49ers will be drafting Mac Jones. Ian and Anthony agree the Bengals should roll the dice with Ja'Marr Chase, while there's less optimism surrounding Drew Lock's stranglehold on the Broncos' starting QB job. Additional topics include: Cam Newton job security, if Trey Lance could wind up with Washington, Steelers RB1 szn, get Lamar Jackson a No. 1 WR, and what to expect from this Jaguars' backfield.

Apr 16, 2021
Chase Edmonds RB2 szn
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down news and ramifications of the upcoming NFL draft. Discussion begins with a look at how the James Conner signing impacts Chase Edmonds' fantasy value. The guys also discuss Giovani Bernard and the Buccaneers' horrific backfield before tipping their hats to both Julian Edelman and Taylor Gabriel on their retirements. Additional news includes: Shanny and Lynch attending Justin Fields' second pro day, Jerry Jones being "infatuated" with Kyle Pitts, Eagles re-signing Jordan Howard and Anthony Miller trade rumors. Ian and Andrew debut a "Leroy Jenkins" segment meant to identify fantasy players the community is a bit too all the way in on. Things close out with a look at which veteran RBs might be values depending on what teams ultimately draft a top-three RB.

Apr 14, 2021
10 questions with Mike Renner
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF_Mike for 10 questions mostly related to the upcoming NFL draft. The guys start off by looking at whether or not Trey Lance and Zach Wilson can serve as viable fantasy starters in 2021. Next Ian asks if either of Kellen Mond or Davis Mills are worth being intrigued about. Mike would sign up to give Javonte Williams a monster role before Najee Harris or Travis Etienne, and he's also not counting out Trey Sermon's potential to carve out a large workload sooner rather than later. Conversation continues with a look at Terrance Marshall's rise up draft boards, which WR Mike would love for the Packers to take at No. 29, and whether or not Kyle Pitts is deserving of his immense year one hype. The guys close things out with discussion on which fictional character would have received the highest PFF grade as well as Mike's favorite Golden Tate moment.

Apr 09, 2021
Sam Darnold is not a good NFL quarterback
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down NFL news and go over best-case scenario landing spots for some of the draft's top prospects. The guys start things off by breaking down the Sam Darnold trade and spoiler alert: they don't think he's good at football and likely won't get much better. Ian pays respect to Larry Fitzgerald's excellent career, Andrew thinks only David Johnson would benefit from Alex Smith signing with the Texans, and both are wary of Allen Robinson continuing to keep on keeping on with yet another meh QB under center. Additional news topics include the Eagles re-signing Boston Scott, Ryan Fitzpatrick competing for the Washington starting job, AB and the Bucs, Bruce Arians tabbing Ke'Shawn Vaughn for a breakout year, Tyler Lockett's extention and Cam Akers' Twitter game. Ian and Andrew close things out by deep diving into Kyle Pitts' potential fantasy rank depending on his landing spot before doing the same for Najee Harris, Ja'Marr Chase, Justin Fields and much more.

Apr 07, 2021
10 questions with Pat Kerrane
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Establish the Run analyst Pat Kerrane for a classic 10 questions pod. The guys start off by debating rookie strategy in best ball drafts that take place before the draft and also identify the most fantasy-friendly landing spots for incoming QBs. Pat thinks trading Davante Adams at the height of his powers in dynasty could be a wise play, while Ian is a bit concerned about Calvin Ridley continuing to function as a yearly alpha WR1. Conversation continues with both gentlemen gushing over Brandon Aiyuk's potential before both Pat and Ian wonder why Jonathan Taylor is getting so much general love. Pat plays Buy-Trade-Marry with various second-year RBs before tabbing the Jets as a sneaky great spot for a rookie back to end up on. The episode concludes with Pat's pick for the single-best RB in the league, what he would change about fantasy football (no matter how unrealistic) and finally thoughts on Ronald Jones.

Apr 02, 2021
Seriously stop calling Jalen Hurts a sleeper
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the NFL's big trades and more recent news. The guys start off by going through the 49ers' thought process in moving up to the No. 2 pick and estimate how much Jimmy Garoppolo will play in 2021. Ian goes off Jalen Hurts being considered a late-round QB before the guys agree that Tua and the Dolphins are going under the radar in fantasyland. Conversation continues with Zach Wilson's fit with the Jets as well as Trevor Lawrence with the Jaguars. The guys then break down a plethora of free agent moves including: Leonard Fournette to the Bucs, Matt Breida to the Bills, Damien Williams to the Bears, Tevin Coleman to the Jets, Sammy Watkins to the Ravens and much more. Things close out with Ian strangely ripping apart Coach Boone's coaching legacy from Remember The Titans.

Mar 31, 2021
10 questions with Austin Gayle
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF Associate Director of Content and host of the 2 for 1 Drafts Podcast Austin Gayle to get familiar with some of the NFL draft's biggest names. The guys start off by breaking down Trevor Lawrence's rookie year expectations in fantasy land. Conversation continues with who Austin thinks could produce the most in a neutral 2021 situation between Zach Wilson, Justin Field and Trey Lance. Austin is confident that
Travis Etienne's relatively down 2020 season isn't a big deal, and sees CJ Verdell as a potential three-down sleeper. Things conclude with a look at just how high expectations should be for Ja'Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle vs. DeVonta Smith, what to make of the Rondale Moore height situation, is K.J. Stepherson this draft's diamond in the rough, can Kyle Pitts overcome the usual rookie year tight end struggles, and Austin's favorite first-round fit.

Mar 26, 2021
Final free agency thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to go over remaining free agency news. Ian is thrilled about Mike Davis winding up with the Falcons, while Andrew cautions with assuming he'll be the featured back come September. The guys are in agreement that Chris Carson needs to be treated as a fantasy RB1 in Seattle, while Andrew is a bit higher on Kenyan Drake's chances than Ian. I mean seriously, that Raiders' offensive line is not looking good, people. Additional RB discussion revolves around Phillip Lindsay and Mike Boone before the guys move on to big topics surrounding Kenny Golladay's fit with Daniel Jones, if Will Fuller can take Tua and company to another level as well as what to make of JuJu's 2021 fantasy value. Things close out with a look at more WRs along with Jared Cook and Gerald Everett.

Mar 24, 2021
All things free agency
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's Andrew Erickson to break down the first three days of free agency. The guys start things off by going through the QB changes, focusing on Andy Dalton's potential with the Bears, what to make of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Terry McLaurin with the Football Team, and if we should expect Jameis Winston to beat out Taysom Hill. Conversation continues with a look at the RB landscape; both Andrew and Ian are thrilled for Aaron Jones, but otherwise you shouldn't expect too much from the various backs that have changed teams over the last week. Ian is surprisingly thrilled about Curtis Samuel landing in Washington, while Andrew doesn't see any of A.J. Green, Emmanuel Sanders or Marvin Jones being factors with their respective new squads. The guys agree to be unabashed ageists in 2021. The podcast wraps up with Ian and Andrew finishing out the WR group, going over the Patriots' spending spree, and giving their favorite non-skill-position signing as well as the biggest winner and loser from a team wins perspective.

Mar 18, 2021
Offseason news and free agency preview
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's Andrew Erickson to break down news since the Super Bowl and to preview free agency. The guys start off by looking at the Dak Prescott deal and whether or not the Cowboys should be treated as the No. 1 offense in fantasy football. Conversation continues with a look at the impact of Mark Ingram signing with the Texans as well as who benefits from the Bills releasing John Brown. Ian and Andrew agree Adam Trautman is trending up with the Saints before discussing Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson's franchise tags. Breaking news occurs mid-podcast and the guys go through the ramifications of the Aaron Jones deal before finishing off news with a look at the two big QB trades along with some smaller deals. The podcast concludes with Ian and Andrew giving their favorite dream free agent fits as well as quick thoughts on Drew Brees' retirement.

Mar 15, 2021
Kansas City Chiefs offseason preview with Soren Petro
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by long-time Chiefs voice Soren Petro in part 32 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys kick things off by looking at the team's top-three needs ahead of the offseason, focusing in on offensive line, edge and wide receiver. The latter topic is full of insight regarding the looming free agencies of Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle. Soren is optimistic that Mecole Hardman takes a third-year leap, although we shouldn't expect Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce to see reduced targets. Conversation continues with a look at the 2021 backfield situation in fantasyland as well as an ode to Kelce's historically great 2020 campaign. Soren concludes the podcast with a rippling bold offseason call related to one of free agency's most-prized talents.

Mar 12, 2021
Houston Texans offseason preview with Stephanie Stradley
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Texans reporter Stephanie Stradley in part 31 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Things begin with a look at the elephant in the room: Deshaun Watson. Stephanie goes through everything that has led to the unrest between Watson and the organization, focusing on issues with the front office that have also pissed off more than a few additional former Texans. Ultimately, Stephanie gives her takes on whether Watson will 1) still be with the team this time in two months, and 2) suit up if no changes are made by Week 1. Conversation continues with a look at whether or not Will Fuller will be back in 2021 and if we can expect David Johnson to have a true three-down role with Duke Johnson out of the picture.  Finally Stephanie concludes the show with a bold offseason take related to the Watson saga.

Mar 11, 2021
Carolina Panthers offseason preview with Josh Norris
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Panthers connoisseur Josh Norris in part 30 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by breaking down the Panthers' top-three needs, with Josh focusing on three seperate offensive positions. The need for a high-end QB is clear, but don't sleep on this offense upgrading at No. 3 WR if they can't bring back Curtis Samuel. The offensive line, obviously, still needs plenty of work as well. Conversation continues with a look at Christian McCaffrey as the 2021 1.01 fantasy football pick, Robby Anderson vs. D.J. Moore, and if we should expect a post-hype bounce-back campaign of sorts from Ian Thomas. Josh closes things out with a bold take in regards to the team's QB search.

Mar 10, 2021
Denver Broncos offseason preview with George Stoia
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Broncos beat reporter George Stoia in part 29 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by discussing Drew Lock's future, which leads to both Ian and George expressing their hope that the Broncos' gunslinger can figure it out. Discussion continues with a look at some of the defensive problems facing the 2021 squad before George points out that running back could be a sneaky priority. Both Ian and George are expecting Jerry Jeudy to rebound quite nicely, while an injury update is provided with Tim Patrick. The guys round things out with a look at Tim Patrick, Noah Fant and how many starts to expect from Lock next season.

Mar 09, 2021
New York Giants offseason preview with Dan Duggan
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Athletic's Giants beat reporter Dan Duggan in part 28 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by going through the team's top-three needs, focusing on getting Daniel Jones a true No. 1 WR, improving the edge and addressing the No. 2 CB position behind James Bradberry. Conversation continues with a look at which type of wide receiver might most benefit Jones ahead of his third season before Dan reveals that Golden Tate likely won't be in the fold in 2021. Ian is pleased to hear that this could mean Sterling Shepard gets more reps from the slot. Things close out with a look at Saquon Barkley's health as well as a bold call from Dan regarding Evan Engram's future in the big apple.

Mar 08, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason preview with Greg Auman
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason preview with Greg Auman
Description: Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Athletic's Buccaneers beat reporter Greg Auman in part 27 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Greg starts off by going through the Super Bowl champ's various team needs, noting that we'll know a lot more about their draft strategy after figuring out their plethora of key free agents across the front-seven as well as at receiver. Still, the guys agree that adding resources to the defensive front and in the secondary alike should be good for business. Greg thinks Tom Brady has a chance to get even better in his second year with Bruce Arians, and it wouldn't be surprising if James White joins the effort. Both Greg and Ian are confident in Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller's future, although Chris Godwin's life beyond 2021 might be spent elsewhere.

Mar 07, 2021
Green Bay Packers offseason preview with Paul Noonan
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by SB Nation's Paul Noonan in part 26 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by looking at the team's top offseason needs, focusing primarily on finding Davante Adams and Jaire Alexander a partner in crime or two. Paul is also worried about inside linebacker and how this defense simply hasn't been able to stop the run in recent years. Things continue with speculation on whether or not Aaron Rodgers can continue to be a world-beater in 2021 as well as what to make of this potentially Aaron Jones-less backfield. Ian gushes over the potential for Curtis Samuel to fit into the offense before Paul ends things with a bold offseason take.

Mar 06, 2021
Miami Dolphins offseason preview with Josh Tolentino
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Athletic's Dolphins beat reporter Josh Tolentino in part 25 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Josh kicks things off with his top needs ahead of free agency, focusing on wide receiver, running back, linebacker and offensive line. Conversation continues with a long look at the Tua question before the guys discuss whether or not Myles Gaskin will again be this offense's three-down back in 2021. Both Josh and Ian are optimistic about Lynn Bowden's future, while we'll need to see Preston Williams stay a bit healthier before expecting too much from the Dolphins' incumbent No. 2 WR. Things conclude with a bold offseason call from Josh.

Mar 05, 2021
New England Patriots offseason preview with Bernd Buchmasser
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by SB Nation Patriots writer Bernd Buchmasser in part 24 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by discussing the team's obvious holes to fill under center and out wide before taking a long look at the various weaknesses in the defense's front-seven. Conversation continues with speculation on Cam Newton's potential return, how many running backs will make up this inevitable committee backfield, and who we should expect to lead the team in receiving come 2021. Things wrap up with a look at the team's young (but promising) tight end room and a bold offseason take from Bernd.

Mar 04, 2021
Cincinnati Bengals offseason preview with Ben Baby
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by ESPN Bengals reporter Ben Baby in part 23 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by discussing the team's top-three needs, focusing on the defense as well as the offensive line. There's also discussion about adding another wide receiver, particularly one with field-stretching ability. Conversation continues with a check in on Joe Burrow's health and a look at whether or not Joe Mixon will finally get a true three-down role in 2021. Additional discussion includes speculation on A.J. Green's future and if Auden Tate might finally break out. Ben leaves with a bold offseason take.

Mar 03, 2021
Washington offseason preview with Ben Standig
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Athletic's Ben Standig (@BenStandig) in part 22 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start things off by breaking down the Football Team's top-three needs, focusing on quarterback, linebacker and receiver. Credit to Alex Smith for his incredible comeback; Washington has no business moving forward with him under center from a strictly on-field perspective. Ben is confident that Antonio Gibson can take another step forward in 2021 as he continues to further learn the position. The guys gush over Terry McLaurin's ability before noting that it is in fact legal to have more than one great receiver in an offense. Conversation concludes with a look at Logan Thomas' future with the team and a bold offseason take from Ben.

Mar 02, 2021
Browns offseason preview with Zac Jackson
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Athletic's Zac Jackson in part 21 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by going through the team's top-three offseason needs, and they unsurprisingly all have to do with this defense. Conversation continues with a look at whether or not Baker Mayfield can continue to progress in 2021. Both Zac and Ian agree the idea that the Browns are better off without OBJ is shallow and pedantic. Donovan Peoples-Jones impressed as a rookie; don't be surprised if he continues to start in three-WR sets. The episode concludes with a look at these loaded tight end and running back rooms before Zac gives his offseason bold take.

Mar 01, 2021
Ravens offseason preview with Stuckey
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Action Network's Stuckey in part 20 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by breaking down the Ravens' top-three needs, focusing on receiver, offensive line and edge rusher. Conversation continues with a look at Lamar Jackson's potential as a pure passer and the need to get him a true No. 1 WR. Neither Stuckey nor Ian are overly confident in J.K. Dobbins getting an absurdly fantasy-friendly role, meaning Gus Edwards might just be the better value when considering ADP. Stuckey likes Marquise Brown, although treating him as a high-end WR might be a bit of a reach. Conversation concludes with Stuckey's offseason bold call.

Feb 28, 2021
Jets offseason preview with Michael Nania
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Jets content creator Michael Nania in part 19 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by discussing Sam Darnold's future with the team before going over the deficiencies facing both the offensive and defensive line. Michael gives a great breakdown on what to expect from new-OC Mike LaFleur's offense before giving his best guess on which running back might emerge as the 2021 starter. Conversation continues with a look at Jamison Crowder's future with the team, if Breshad Perriman will be back, and year-two expectations for Denzel Mims. Ian takes more time out of his listeners' day to praise Chris Herndon (yes, we're doing this again) before Michael leaves the show with a bold call.

Feb 27, 2021
Titans offseason preview with Turron Davenport
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Titans beat writer Turron Davenport in part 18 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by breaking down their top-three needs, focusing on receiver, pass rush and cornerback. This brings into question Corey Davis' future with the team as well as how Ryan Tannehill might perform in new OC Todd Downing's offense. Turron isn't confident that the Titans embrace a more pass-heavy approach in the future, while guessing who would be Derrick Henry's handcuff if the Big Dog ever misses time is largely a fruitless endeavour. The guys finish things off with a look at Jonnu Smith's impending free agency and Turron leaves the show with a bold call.

Feb 26, 2021
Cardinals offseason preview with Darren Urban
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban in part 17 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start things off with a look at the team's top-three needs, honing in on cornerback, wide receiver and offensive line. The defensive front is also of mild concern, although getting a healthy Chandler Jones back in 2021 will assuredly help. Conversation continues with a look at whether or not Kenyan Drake will be back next season and what this means for Chase Edmonds' fantasy stock. Additional topics include whether or not Christian Kirk will break out next season, expectations for Andy Isabella, is Dan Arnold really a thing, will the Cardinals limit Kyler Murray's rush attempts, and much more.

Feb 25, 2021
Chargers offseason preview with Daniel Popper
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Chargers beat reporter at The Athletic Daniel Popper in part 16 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The team needs section begins with a long look at the offensive line before the guys talk about improvements that should be made to an already sneaky-good defense. Conversation continues with a look at Justin Herbert's year two development in new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's offense. Don't sleep on Austin Ekeler blowing the hell up this year, while Keenan Allen figures to continue to function as the undisputed No. 1 pass-game options. Additional topics include: will Hunter Henry be back, Donald Parham expectations, will Mike Williams truly break out in 2021, and more.

Feb 24, 2021
Vikings offseason preview with Matthew Coller
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Vikings reporter at Purple Insider Matthew Coller in part 15 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by discussing the Vikings' top-three needs and defense is unsurprisingly at the forefront of the conversation. Matthew identifies the defensive line as primary team need, while the cornerback room could also use an upgrade or three. The offensive line, particularly guard, is also another spot that should be addressed throughout free agency and/or the draft. The guys move along to discussions surrounding the potential for a Kirk Cousins trade, just how locked in is Alexander Mattison as Dalvin Cook's three-down handcuff, who will be more productive in 2021 between Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, if it's finally Irv Smith szn, and much more.

Feb 23, 2021
Saints offseason preview with Nick Underhill
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by founder of NewOrleans.Football Nick Underhill in part 14 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Nick starts things off by discussing the Saints' obvious issue with finding Drew Brees' replacement under center. Things continue with a look at the defense as well as a discussion surrounding who could be a cap casualty for the league's most-cap strapped team. Nick finishes things off by looking at Taysom HIll's 2021 role, if the Saints will add a legit field-stretching WR to complement Michael Thomas, what to make of Alvin Kamara's fantasy stock in this Brees-less offense, and more.

Feb 22, 2021
Seahawks offseason preview with Ben Baldwin
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Athletic Seattle’s Ben Baldwin in part 13 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Ben starts things off by breaking down the Seahawks’ top-three team needs and focuses on the offensive line, pass-rush and somewhat surprisingly the No. 3 WR spot. Conversation continues with a look at Pete Carroll’s offseason vow to establish the run, and Ben thinks that hiring Shane Waldron could be a sign that Russ could be allowed to cook a bit more than people expect. Ben agrees with D.K. Metcalf’s proclamation that the passing game struggles in the underneath and intermediate areas of the field and believes addressing the tight end position could help solve that. The guys close things out with a look at whether or not Jamal Adams will land a huge deal, and if Rashaad Penny should be considered the sneaky-frontrunner to gain lead back duties in 2021.

Feb 21, 2021
Eagles offseason preview with Benjamin Solak
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on senior college football writer at The Draft Network and Eagles connoisseur Benjamin Solak in part 12 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Ben starts things off with a look at the Eagles’ top-three team needs, focusing on wide receiver, linebacker and the secondary. Conversation continues with a look at which veteran pass-catchers will likely be playing elsewhere next season, if Miles Sanders will be forced into a committee, and what to make of this situation under center between Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts (recorded before the Wentz trade). The podcast concludes with a bold offseason call from Ben relating to the team’s 2020 first-round pick.

Feb 20, 2021
Colts offseason preview with Kevin Bowen
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by 1075TheFan’s Kevin Bowen in part 11 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Kevin starts things off with the Colts’ top-three offseason needs and focuses on filling the hole under center. Pass-catcher is also discussed, as this offense is losing multiple wide receivers and tight ends. Finally the guys break down some of the issues this defense has on the defensive line. Conversation continues with a look at Jacob Eason’s chances of being the starting QB, if Jonathan Taylor will continue to see 20-plus touches per game, and whether or not Parris Campbell can bounce back in 2021. Kevin finishes things off with a bold prediction related to the team’s 2020 first-round pick.

Feb 19, 2021
Raiders offseason preview with Ryan Lopes
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Host Ian Haritz is joined by breakoutfinder.com analyst and Raiders connoisseur Ryan Lopes in part 10 of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Ryan kicks things off with a look at the Raiders’ top-three team needs which unsurprisingly all have to do with the defense. The pass-rush and secondary alike need help, as has been the case for the last half decade or so. Conversation continues with a look at whether or not we can expect Josh Jacobs to get a true three-down role in 2020, if Ryan is buying Bryan Edwards in dynasty, what Derek Carr’s future looks like with the Raiders, and whether Darren Waller will continue to be a true top-three tight end in the NFL. Ryan concludes the episode with a bold call related to one of the Raiders’ 2020 first-round picks.

Feb 18, 2021
Bears offseason preview with Joe Ostrowski
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on BetQL co-host and long-time Chicago radio voice at 670 The Score Joe Ostrowski in part nine of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Joe starts things off with a look at the Bears’ top-three offseason needs and unsurprisingly they all revolve around the offense. Don’t expect Mitch Trubisky to be back with the Bears, and we’ll likely see them address the position in a major way via the draft or trade. Wide receiver is also a big priority with or without Allen Robinson back in the picture, while the offensive line remains a red flag as well — particularly at tackle. Conversation continues with a look at David Montgomery’s projected 2021 role, if Cole Kmet will be unleashed in his second season, if Kyle Fuller and/or Akiem Hicks could be cap casualties, and if the Bears will do what’s right and pay Cordarrelle Patterson however much money he wants. Joe ends the show with a bold call related to the Bears trading for a fairly proven signal-caller.

Feb 17, 2021
Jaguars offseason preview with Ashlyn Sullivan
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Jaguars team reporter Ashlyn Sullivan in part eight of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Ashlyn kicks things off with a look at the Jaguars’ laundry list of team needs, but focuses on quarterback, defensive line and receiver. Obviously Trevor Lawrence will be joining the fold, and surrounding him with “fast and fearless” weapons figures to be a priority. Conversation continues with Ashlyn noting that Urban Meyer will *not* be calling plays as well as a look at where Laviska Shenault, D.J. Chark and James Robinson fit into the 2021 offense. Things conclude with Ashlyn offering a bold offseason take surrounding the Jaguars’ general draft strategy.

Feb 16, 2021
Falcons offseason preview with Charles McDonald
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Senior Writer at For The Win Charles McDonald aka @FourVerts in part seven of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by going through the Falcons’ need for a running back along with help in the secondary and on the defensive line. They realize quickly just how hamstrung this team is against the cap at the moment and briefly converse about why the NFL has a salary cap in the first place. Conversation continues with a look at whether or not Matt Ryan will continue to be the team’s starter over the next few seasons, and Charles believes their decision with pick No. 4 will tell us all we need to know about Ryan’s future. The guys finish things off by wondering if the end is near for Julio Jones, whether or not the offense should actively try to add another receiver, and which high-priced defenders could be cap casualties.

Feb 15, 2021
Rams offseason preview with Rich Hammond
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on NFL writer at The Athletic L.A. Rich Hammond in part six of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Rich starts things off by going over the Rams’ top-three team needs. The offensive line needs to be bolstered, although credit to the team on largely improving from within over the years. The secondary and defensive line alike could use reinforcements to help complement Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald; just realize their general stars-and-scrubs strategy has put them in a position with little cap space to make a deal work. Rich also believes the front office might try and get Matthew Stafford a more field-stretching friendly No. 3 WR. Additional topics include: Cam Akers’ projected 2021 role, if Tyler Higbee can bounce back with Gerald Everett potentially out of the picture, what to make of Van Jefferson, and more.

Feb 14, 2021
Steelers offseason preview with Matt Williamson
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes ESPN NFL analyst and Steelers reporter Matt Williamson in part five of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys start off by breaking down the Steelers’ top team needs and they unsurprisingly all have to do with the offense. Expect Ben Roethlisberger to be back for another season, but don’t be surprised if the Steelers make an effort to boost his offensive line and rushing attack. Additionally, another slot receiver could be added to the offense with JuJu Smith-Schuster poised to take his talents elsewhere. Worried about Diontae Johnson drops? The Steelers aren’t, so neither should you. Conversation concludes with a look at whether or not this defense can still afford all their high-priced veterans as well as what rookie running back might be a perfect year-one fit.

Feb 13, 2021
Bills offseason preview with Mike Schopp
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on WGR Buffalo’s Mike Schopp in part four of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. The guys go over the Bills’ top team needs, but note that this squad, on paper, looks like one of the most-complete units in the league. Still, replacing departed offensive linemen and adding some juice to the cornerback room is recommended. Mike isn’t confident that John Brown will be back with the team in 2021, meaning more reps for Gabriel Davis could be on the way. Expect a long-term deal for Josh Allen before too long, while Stefon Diggs is also a candidate for a big payday in the near future. The RB room figures to remain a committee of sorts, although Zack Moss is certainly the preferred fantasy option. Mike closes things out with a bold offseason call surrounding the landing spot of one of free agency’s most-talented receivers.

Feb 12, 2021
Lions offseason preview with Justin Rogers
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Detroit News reporter Justin Rogers in part three of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Defense at all three levels should be a priority for the Lions this offseason, but especially the front-seven. Wide receiver will also be a focus with both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones set to test free agency; don’t be surprised if they end up elsewhere. Justin is confident that Jared Goff will be the starting QB in 2021 *and* 2022. The potential departure of the team’s top-two receivers could lead to enhanced roles for D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson; just realize this team figures to still use a committee of sorts in the backfield. The guys wrap things up with a look at how long coach Dan Campbell’s leash is, and what the Lions might do with the No. 7 overall pick.

Feb 11, 2021
Cowboys offseason preview with Marcus Mosher
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on host of the Locked on Cowboys podcast Marcus Mosher in part two of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Marcus gives his top three team needs with a focus purely on defense, specifically upgrading the team’s secondary and defensive line. Ian wonders if there’s any way Dak Prescott could hit the open market, but Marcus is confident that won’t happen until 2022, if at all. Additional topics include: if Aldon Smith is going anywhere, whether or not the Cowboys could add a high-end tight end, just how big of a priority is this banged-up and aging offensive line, as well as what to make of Ezekiel Elliott’s disastrous contract. Marcus finishes things off with a bold offseason take directly related to the Cowboys’ No. 10 overall selection.

Feb 10, 2021
49ers offseason preview with Rob Guerrera
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes SB Nation 49ers analyst Rob Guerrera in part one of the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast 32 for 32 series. Rob names his three team needs and is focused on upgrading from Jimmy Garoppolo, adding some firepower to the secondary and also juicing up the pass-rush opposite Nick Bosa. Ian agrees and gets an estimate on just how much LT Trent Williams might fetch in the open market. Conversation continues with a look at whether or not the 49ers will address their skill-position units early in the draft, who will be more productive between Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel, and if San Francisco might choose to better address their interior defensive line. Rob finishes things off with a bold call that won’t make Jimmy G haters too happy.

Feb 09, 2021
10 questions with Eric Eager
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF's VP of R&D and co-host of the PFF Forecast Eric Eager for 10 questions related to Super Bowl 55. The guys start things off by analyzing Patrick Mahomes' gaudy passing prop before moving on to the running game and identifying where the most value lies in the ever-important "most rushing yards in the game" prop. Conversation continues with a look at QB rushing props before Ian and Eric disagree on whether the National Anthem will go over or under 1:59. The guys are both on Patrick Mahomes to score the first TD of the game, but some recent developments from the Buccaneers' coin-toss strategy department might just make a different prop more appealing. Additional topics include: why the Chiefs could shut down Mike Evans, betting the Super Bowl MVP instead of the moneyline, what to make of Travis Kelce's props, and who would win in a one-on-one fight between Bruce Arians and Andy Reid.

Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF’s VP of research development Eric Eager to answer 10 questions ahead of Super Bowl weekend (0:08). O/U Mahomes 320 passing yards? (1:11). Any RB props worth betting? (3:47). Interest in QB rushing props? (7:21). Any pre-game/post-game props to bet? (9:22). Who will score the first TD in the Super Bowl? (11:40). Mike Evans under 4.5 receptions? (13:32). Bet QB for Super Bowl MVP? (16:33). Can Bucs slow down Hill/Kelce? (19:27). Andy Ried vs Bruce Arians: Who wins? (23:26). Super Bowl final score prediction? (25:23).

Feb 05, 2021
Super Bowl breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Chiefs-Bucs Super Bowl matchup. The guys start off by going over some key takeaways from the first meeting between these teams including: Tyreek Hill going bonkers, Patrick Mahomes basically doing whatever he wanted, and Tom Brady putting on a sneaky-great second half comeback attempt. Conversation continues with a look at each team's playoff run with a focus on Mahomes' health, the Chiefs' current backfield split, Hill and Travis Kelce proving to be unstoppable, TB12's (mostly) up and down performances, Playoff Lenny and the Buccaneers' stacked receiver room. The guys then break down whether or not this banged-up Chiefs offensive line can handle the Buccaneers' ferocious pass-rush, which secondary has the best chance of holding up downfield, and who might be the potential under the radar x-factor. Ian and Andrew finish things off with their three favorite prop bets, DFS galaxy-brain call and finally a score prediction.

Feb 03, 2021
10 questions with John Daigle
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on NBC Sports and Rotoworld NFL analyst John Daigle (@notJDaigle) to discuss best-ball strategy and Super Bowl 55. The guys agree that being a slave to rankings isn't a great idea these days; consider using more of a tier-based strategy in fantasy football drafts of all shapes and sizes. John isn't ready to call the late-round QB strategy dead, although getting a stud in the middle rounds is certainly a viable alternative. Discussion continues with a debate on which RBs to take before Davante Adams, who are the prime zero-RB targets, and which WRs the guys expect to be higher on compared to consensus rank. Additional topics include: continue to prioritize the big-three TEs, buy rookies before the draft, the projected top-five 2021 offenses, favorite Super Bowl props and an ATS pick for the big game.

0:00 Intro 2:56 Reaction to 2020 season predictions?  7:20 Draft a QB early in Best Ball leagues?  12:31 Which RBs do you draft ahead of Davante Adams?  20:22 Favorite late-round RBs to target?  27:15 WRs you are higher on than most?  33:38 Should you prioritize TEs early in Best Ball?  37:35 Best Ball strategy for rookies?  41:59 Top 5 offenses in 2021? 50:56 Favorite Super Bowl props  56:30 Super Bowl pick?

Jan 29, 2021
Top 12 fantasy football takeaways from the playoffs
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to go over their top-12 fantasy football takeaways from the first three rounds of the playoffs. Andrew kicks things off by stating that Tom Brady is definitively not washed, particularly when it comes to his ability to throw the ball downfield. Ian is already talking himself into Mecole Hardman in 2021, while Andrew is bullish on A.J. Dillon's chances of seizing control of the Packers' backfield. The guys agree that the 2021 Browns offense has a chance to be truly scary, and please don't be that guy that believes they're better off without Odell Beckham. Andrew believes Cam Akers is a great early-second round pick in fantasy drafts of all shapes and sizes. Ian agrees that the "slant boy" jokes about Michael Thomas are funny, but pleads for people to realize that he's been catching passes from a noodle-arm quarterback and borderline tight end. Additional topics include: Bills running backs, look out for this Washington Football Team if they can find a signal-caller, playoff Lenny's chances at continuing to ball out next season, and much more.

0:08 Intro 1:36 Tom Brady unlocked deep ball 6:30 Mecole Hardman elite speedster 9:29 AJ Dillon takeover in 2021 14:57 Browns’ offense is legit 20:02 Cam Akers primed for a breakout season 25:38 Michael Thomas can run more than slants 29:28 Zero RB targets in Buffalo 32:13 The Football Team’s defense is among the best 35:56 Continue to ride Playoff Lenny  40:11 Steelers’ offense needs to change next season 44:28 Marquise Brown is the definition of a WR3  51:02 Feed D.K. Metcalf in 2021

Jan 27, 2021
10 questions with Matthew Freedman
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Action Network and FantasyLabs analyst Matthew Freedman to go over 10 questions related to some of the league's top storylines as well as the AFC and NFC Championship matchups. The guys start off by looking at the 2020 rookie RBs and projecting who is currently the dynasty RB1 of the group. Next is a game of fantasy matchmaker for 2021 free agents including Allen Robinson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Curtis Samuel and more. Ian and Matt agree Lamar Jackson is still a top-five dyansty QB, while the guys have different thoughts on who holds the best betting value to be the Colts' 2021 Week 1 starting QB. Conversation continues with a hat tip to A.J. Brown playing through the pain and where he ranks in the 2021 WR landscape before the guys debate whether Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill would be the better fantasy option as the Saints' 2021 starting QB. Things wrap up with DFS, on-field strategy and more general thoughts on the AFC and NFC Championship matchups.

Jan 22, 2021
NFC and AFC Championship breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the Buccaneers-Packers and Bills-Chiefs conference championship matchups. The guys start off by questioning whether or not the Bucs will rely on Tom Brady's arm against the Packers' absolutely brutal run defense. Playoff Lenny figures to have his way on the ground, but will his hot stretch be enough to earn another contract from Tampa Bay? The guys agree that Chris Godwin is set up best against this Jaire Alexander-led secondary, while Ian debuts a "candle bet" that Rob Gronkowski finds his way into the end zone. Conversation continues with a look at what went wrong for Aaron Rodgers and company in their first matchup against the Bucs before the guys discuss what 2021 destination might be best for Aaron Jones from a fantasy perspective. The Bills-Chiefs matchup brings on discussion regarding whether Josh Allen can bounce back from last week's middling performance, where Stefon Diggs ranks in the 2021 fantasy WR ranks, and which complementary Bills pass-catcher might have the biggest afternoon. The guys wrap things up with a look at Patrick Mahomes and whether or not we should expect the Chiefs to again utilize a run-heavy approach against the Bills among other final topics.

0:00 Intro 2:10 Buccaneers Preview  19:10 Packers Preview 37:36 Bills Preview  50:46 Chiefs Preview

Jan 20, 2021
10 questions with Michael Fabiano
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on Sports Illustrated senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano to discuss recent NFL developments as well as the Divisional Round. The guys start things off by going over which landing spot would lead to the most 2021 fantasy value for free agent Allen Robinson. Ian and Michael agree that Diontae Johnson should be treated as a legit top-20 WR in 2021 fantasy drafts, but keep an eye on the potential for an unnecessarily large ADP disparity between him and Chase Claypool. Conversation continues with a look at 2021 expectations for Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars, what to expect from the Seahawks without OC Brian Schottenheimer, and where Joe Burrow stacks up in the dynasty QB ranks. The guys next get into the divisional round. Both Ian and Michael think the Browns have a good chance of covering  and we shouldn't discount Baker Mayfield and company in DFS either. Things might not be easy for Aaron Rodgers and company, but it's going to be tough for Jared Goff to keep pace. Conversation winds down with more analysis on the Saints-Buccaneers and Ravens-Bills matchups before the guys finish things off by pondering which team would an alien be best off following and becoming a fan of for the next five years.

0:08 Intro

2:13 Dream landing spot for Allen Robinson II?

5:07 How will Diontae Johnson/Chase Claypool fare in 2021?

8:27 Year 1 expectations for Meyer/Lawrence in JAX?

12:25 Concerned about Seahawks’ offense in 2021?

15:33 How many QBs would you take ahead of Burrow?

17:36 Do the Browns have a shot at beating the Chiefs?

21:18 Can the Rams great defense stop the Packers great offense?

26:04 Will the Buccaneers finally beat the Saints?

31:40 Prediction for Baltimore/Buffalo news headlines?

33:48 Team to root for over the next 5 years?

Jan 15, 2021
Divisional Round breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to talk through all four Divisional Round matchups. The guys start off by debating whether or not we'll see the good version of Jared Goff this week before pondering if this elite Rams defense is capable of making Aaron Rodgers look even somewhat mortal. Ian breaks down why he believes Lamar Jackson is already the best rushing QB of all time before Andrew goes over the negative (fantasy) impact that dual-threat QBs have on their offense's running backs. Neither Ian nor Andrew believe Josh Allen will stop balling in this tough matchup, and the guys also believe Stefon Diggs is more than worthy of top-three WR treatment across the league based on his marvelous 2020 campaign. Additional topics include: whether or not to eat the Devin Singletary chalk in DFS, if Baker can keep on cooking, where does Nick Chubb stack up among the league's very best backs, what to expect from Patrick Mahomes and company in their first competitive game since Week 16, whether or not TB12 can turn things around in his third try against the Saints, if Michael Thomas can pop off for his first huge game of the season, and much more.


0:08 Intro 1:22 Rams @ Packers 27:29 Ravens @ Bills 51:53 Browns @ Chiefs 1:10:24 Buccaneers @ Saints

Jan 13, 2021
10 questions with Danny Kelly
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes The Ringer NFL writer Danny Kelly to talk through 10 questions ahead of Super Wild Card weekend.  Danny believes the Bills are in fact the top challenger to the Chiefs' AFC throne, and Ian argues their perceived weaknesses aren't even that big of a deal in the year 2021. The guys discuss whether or not the Colts (+6.5) deserve to be the AFC's biggest round one underdog before gushing over what Brandon Staley has done with this Rams defense. Discussion continues with a look at whether or not Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense can turn the ship around. Danny believes the Ravens should be able to take down the Titans, but the guys both agree this Titans offense is truly a force to be reckoned with. Additional topics include: how deadly this Ravens offense would be with a legit No. 1 WR, which playoff RB would "matter" the most in a neutral situation, what are Mitch Trubisky and company's chances of shocking the Saints, who might be the most-dangerous Wild Card playoff team in NEXT year's playoffs, and much more.\

0:05 Intro 1:24 Is BUF the biggest challenge to KC in the AFC? 4:47 Do the Colts deserve a +6.5 spread against the Bills?  8:56 Which defense in the playoffs can carry their team?  12:34 Can the Seahawks bounce back in the playoffs?  18:20 How good could the Ravens be with a top WR? 23:14 Pick one: Ravens or Titans?  26:17 Which playoff RB would you want on your roster? 28:57 How confident are you in the Bears? 32:40 Which playoff team will be in the best position in 2021?  35:45 Best non-QB between Chiefs and Packers?

Jan 07, 2021
Wild Card breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF and Establish The Run analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all six Wild Card matchups. The guys start off by complimenting Josh Allen on his fantastic season, although Dwain points out that things haven't gone as smooth vs. zone-heavy defenses like the Colts. Ian is confident that Indy should be able to move the ball with decent success through the air or on the ground; just realize the Bills aren't as bad at stopping the run as some numbers indicate. Ian and Dwain think the Rams are better off with Jared Goff (thumb) vs. John Wolford under center, particularly against a Seahawks defense that has struggled to stop the deep ball all season. Discussion continues with neither guy being confident in the Buccaneers or the Football Team's ability to put up points. The opposite is true for the the Ravens' matchup against the Titans, while Dwain cautions in counting out Mitch Trubisky and the Bears against the Saints. Finally the guys wrap it up by taking a closer look at Baker Mayfield's chances of pulling off the upset in Pittsburgh.  Additional topics include: can Russell Wilson overcome this terrifying Rams defense, will the decent version of the Steelers defense please stand up, is it Terry McLaurin week, are the Titans the Ravens' kryptonite, and much more.


0:05 Intro 0:49 Colts @ Bills 14:09 Rams @ Seahawks  31:39 Buccaneers @ Football Team  45:07 Ravens @ Titans  58:39 Bears @ Saints  1:13:52 Browns @ Steelers

Jan 06, 2021
10 questions with TJ Hernandez
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes 4for4 Director of DFS TJ Hernandez to discuss the Week 17 DFS slate. The guys start off going through which teams might not be motivated to play their starters for 60 full minutes. Conversation continues with a look at John Wolford and this banged-up Rams offense as well as where Malcolm Brown falls in the slate's cheap RB landscape. Both Ian and TJ are all in on Curtis Samuel taking full advantage of his rare dual-threat role, while the guys have differing opinions on just how they want to approach the tight end position this week. Additional topics include: favorite sub-$4,000 WR, top galaxy-brained dart throw, if there's any way you can get away from Derrick Henry in cash, thoughts on the number 0 being swaggy in football, and much more.

0:05

Intro

02:26

Any DFS options on KC, PIT, BUF and TB?

07:00

Are you buying into John Wolford or Malcom Brown?

11:04

Best running back at 4,500 or lower?

13:50

Are you confident in Curtis Samuel’s role?

16:50

Who is the best sub 4,000 receiver to target?

21:56

Is the Raiders offense stack worthy?

23:59

Most outlandish DFS player to target?

27:02

Is Derrick Henry a lock for Week 17?

29:34

Which receiver to target in the 5,000-5,500 range?

32:08

Should you buy in on Jonathan Taylor?

Jan 01, 2021
Week 17 game by game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down every game in Week 17 with a focus on DFS now that the majority of season-long leagues are over. Ian doesn't see any scenario in which the Lions stop this Vikings offense; don't be surpised if their talented WRs and Dalvin Cook all go off in this smash spot. Andrew is a bit worried about the Buccaneers fully playing their starters, while Ian shares a similar sentiment about the Bills. The guys agree Nick Chubb could be in for a big week against the Mason Rudolph-led Steelers. Ian also cautions against fading Ezekiel Elliott in DFS at his lowest price ever on DraftKings. Additional topics include: the incredibly-affordable Ravens stack, if Jonathan Taylor RB1 szn will continue, Derrick Henry's chances of getting to 2,000 rushing yards, whether or not Aaron Rodgers can put a cherry on top of his likely MVP campaign, if George Kittle can pop off in a winnable matchup against the Seahawks, and much more.

0:05

Intro

02:18

Vikings @ Lions

05:30

Falcons @ Buccaneers

10:48

Jets @ Patriots

14:04

Dolphins @ Bills

20:22

Steelers @ Browns

23:34

Cowboys @ Giants

29:01

Ravens @ Bengals

33:54

Jaguars @ Colts

38:03

Titans @ Texans

44:15

Cardinals @ Rams

49:08

Saints @ Panthers

53:21

Packers @ Bears

58:35

Chargers @ Chiefs

1:04:44

Seahawks @ 49ers

1:09:18

Raiders @ Broncos

1:14:59

Football @ Eagles

Dec 30, 2020
10 questions with RotoPat
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes Rotoworld/NBC Sports NFL writer Patrick Daugherty to discuss Week 16 and other football storylines. The guys start things off by wondering if Drew Brees and company can overcome their familiar January failures this time around. Pat gives credit to the job Brian Flores has done with this young Dolphins team, and Ian is excited to see how they build around Tua going into 2021. Both Pat and Ian agree Lamar Jackson deserves to be in the running for the fantasy QB2 in 2021, while Jalen Hurts is locked in as a top-five option at the position ahead of Week 16. Neither Pat nor Ian are truly trusting the Browns as 2020 contenders. The guys do take the time to pay their respects to the job Deshaun Watson has done without much of a suporting cast throughout the season. Additional topics include: favorite random fantasy-related storyline of the season, which 2020 rookie RB will have the highest 2021 ADP, can the Steelers turn this sinking season around, what to do about Tony Pollard in Week 16, and much more.

0:20 Intro 02:04 Is the Saints’ offense enough to make the Super Bowl?  05:46 How are the Dolphins as good as they are?  09:20 What QBs are ahead of Lamar Jackson for 2021?  13:40 Favorite random fantasy football storyline in 2020 16:11 Do you have any faith in the Browns?  19:30 After Mahomes, is Deshaun Watson the best QB?  23:21 Which rookie RB will have the highest ADP in 2021?  26:49 Can the Steelers bounce back?  30:38 How confident are you in Pollard & Hurts? 32:57 Can you trust the Bills’ playmakers vs NE?

Dec 24, 2020
Week 16 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF and Establish the Run analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Week 16 matchup. Ian starts off by putting some respect on Adam Thielen's name for scoring 13 TDs already this season, while Dwain is excited to get back to treating Alvin Kamara as a high-end RB1 with Drew Brees back under center. It's Brandon Aiyuk's world; we're all just living in it. The guys agree that both Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson are firmly back in the top-five QB conversation thanks to their absurd rushing upside. This logic also applies to Jalen Hurts. Ian gives D.J. Moore his due as one of the best young receivers in football before Dwain notes that J.D. McKissic looks an awful lot like an auto-start in Week 16. Additional topics include: if Baker Mayfield can stay hot, who to trust from this struggling Pittsburgh offense, just how good is Justin Herbert, the best is yet to come from Noah Fant, and much more.

0:20 Intro 01:26 Vikings @ Saints  04:53 Buccaneers @ Lions 09:20 49ers @ Cardinals  12:51 Dolphins @ Raiders 18:59 Giants @ Ravens  23:58 Falcons @ Chiefs 31:08 Panthers @ Football Team  38:34 Browns @ Jets  43:05 Bears @ Jaguars  49:09 Bengals @ Texans 53:24 Colts @ Steelers 58:01 Broncos @ Chargers 1:04:22 Eagles @ Cowboys  1:12:05 Rams @ Seahawks  1:15:41 Titans @ Packers  1:20:49 Bills @ Patriots

Dec 23, 2020
Bengals-Steelers reactions and Week 16 waiver wire analysis
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Bengals' somewhat thrilling Monday night victory over the Steelers before giving his thoughts on some of the week's most popular waiver wire options. Ben Roethlisberger and this passing game reached a new low, but at least Diontae Johnson remembered to hold on to the ball this week. Credit to Benny Snell for emerging as the top RB in this James Conner-less backfield. Ryan Finley got the Bengals a victory, but make no mistake about it: Giovani Bernard is the only player on this offense that is even somewhat viable in fantasy ahead of Week 16. Ian wraps things up with waiver wire thoughts on the likes of Le'Veon Bell, Lynn Bowden, Rashard Higgins, Jeff Wilson, Salvon Ahmed and much more.

Dec 22, 2020
Week 15 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every Week 15 game from Sunday with a focus on usage, injuries and notes that you won't find in the box score. Tony Pollard had a huge day in Ezekiel Elliott's (calf) absence; don't expect the production to stop as long as Pollard continues to see a workhorse role. Tom Brady and this Buccaneers passing game finally got cooking against the Falcons, while Calvin Ridley's big day was just another example of the reality that he's truly an every-week fantasy WR1. Basically everyone on the Titans balled out, but the likes of D'Andre Swift and Marvin Jones also deserve credit for their solid performances. Jonathan Taylor breakout RB1 szn continues; just realize the Texans have now lost twice to the Colts despite Deshaun Watson having the team knocking on the door of the end zone during the game's final moments before someone else has coughed up the ball. Additional topics include: the rise of David Montgomery, if we can trust Russ and company next week against the Rams after another dreadful performance, what to make of Jalen Hurts' big day, Travis Kelce's historically ridiculous run over the past half decade, and much more.

Dec 21, 2020
Chargers-Raiders reactions and Week 15 injuries to monitor
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Chargers' thrilling Thursday night victory over the Raiders and gives his analysis on Week 15's key injuries. Justin Herbert was balling pretty much all evening; hopefully the Chargers continue to run their passing game through the WRs as opposed to the RB. Each of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler were reportedly set to be on pitch counts going into this game, and the latter player was ultimately the only one to play his usual role. Marcus Mariota relieved an injured Derek Carr (groin) in style; just don't expect him to suddenly turn into a top-10 QB. Credit to Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs for each turning in more than stellar performances. Ian finishes things off with a look at injuries around the league including: James Conner, Curtis Samuel, Alex Smith, Kyle Rudolph, Robert Woods and much more.

Dec 18, 2020
10 questions with Peter Overzet
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Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on fantasy football personality and all-around superstar Peter Overzet to discuss a wide range of topics related to Week 15 and beyond. Initial discussion leads to Ian wondering if Josh Jacobs turning heel against the fantasy community could actually be a good thing. Pete is absolutely bummed that he missed out on James RB1son back in the preseason, but not as pissed as Ian still is about Dez Bryant's covid debacle. The guys discuss Drew Lock's future potential as well as who might be a viable fantasy option from the Dolphins this week. Ian gives his pitch on why kickers are stupid before discussing Week 15 expectations for Jonathan Taylor and Cam Akers. Additional topics include best and worst preseason calls, which NFL player or coach's job would you most want to take, as well as Pete's fleet shoutouts to Antonio Gibson, Laviska Shenault, D.K. Metcalf and more.


0:20 Intro 01:35 Which player/coach would you want to be?  04:03 Reaction to Josh Jacobs trolling fantasy football players?  06:32 What was your most disappointing moment of the season? 08:42 Is Drew Lock a long-term QB option?  10:52 What should the NFL adopt from the XFL?  13:12 Should any Dolphins be on the fantasy radar?  15:04 Are kickers people too?  17:34 Which RB to fade in Week 15?  19:55 Best and worst preseason calls  23:06 Quick statements on beloved NFL players

Dec 17, 2020
Week 15 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF analyst Andrew Erickson break down every Week 15 matchup. Justin Herbert hasn't quite been the same caliber QB with so much of the passing game flowing through Austin Ekeler, but don't be scared to fire up all Chargers against the Raiders' brutal defense. Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones are both set up for success this week against the Panthers, while we also shouldn't discount Mike Davis' chances of putting together another solid performance on the other sideline. Credit to Kyle Shanahan for continuing to craft an effective offense despite his unit's injuries; don't expect the Cowboys to have an answer for Brandon Aiyuk or the 49ers' rushing attack this week. Lamar Jackson and J.K. Dobbins are suddenly looking like elite end of the season fantasy assets with a juicy Week 15 matchup against the Jets on the horizon. Additional topics include: James RB1son, Tom Brady got his deep ball back, will Ryan Tannehill have enough volume to ball out this week, has anybody made more money in the NFL while doing less than Chase Daniel, expectations for Jalen Hurts moving forward, and much more.

0:20 Intro

01:14 Chargers @ Raiders

04:52 Bills @ Broncos

08:57 Panthers @ Packers

13:32 49ers @ Cowboys

17:44 Seahawks @ Football Team

22:25 Bears @ Vikings

28:52 Patriots @ Dolphins

33:45 Jaguars @ Ravens

37:08 Buccaneers @ Falcons

42:53 Lions @ Titans

47:02 Texans @ Colts

51:29 Eagles @ Cardinals

55:35 Jets @ Rams

58:17 Chiefs @ Saints

1:02:51 Browns @ Giants

1:08:15 Steelers @ Bengals

Dec 16, 2020
Ravens-Browns reactions and Week 15 waiver wire analysis
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Ravens' epic Monday night victory over the Browns before giving his thoughts on some of the week's most popular waiver wire options. Lamar Jackson came up big when it mattered most, although this passing game remains a work in progress to put it kindly. Credit to Baker Mayfield for putting the Browns in position to win, as well as to Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb for making the most out of their opportunities all game. Ian finishes things off with waiver wire thoughts on Jalen Hurts, DeAndre Washington, Tim Patrick, Keke Coutee, and more.

Dec 15, 2020
Week 14 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every Week 14 game from Sunday with a focus on usage, injuries and notes that you won't find in the box score. Tom Brady has largely fixed his deep ball, while Kirk Cousins simply didn't have enough time to get his talented receivers going this week. Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown were absolute monsters against the Jaguars to the surprise of no one. Kyler Murray's rushing usage got back on track; the opposite is true for Daniel Jones. Shout out to Drew Lock for his excellent 4-TD performance; Ian continues to think "AFC West Jameis" is one of the league's more-entertaining QBs for better and for worse. Andy Dalton and the Cowboys got themselves another W; just don't expect many more in 2020. Credit to Mitch Trubisky for his excellent day, and it's about time we put some respect on David Montgomery's name. Additional topics include: Tua's largely great performance, the Seahawks taking care of business, Jonathan Taylor's massive day, what to make of Jalen Hurt's first start, just how special is Davante Adams, and much more.

Dec 14, 2020
Rams-Patriots takeaways and Week 14 injury notes
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Rams' Thursday night victory over the Patriots and goes over some of the key injuries to monitor ahead of Sunday. It was Cam Akers RB1 szn all Thursday night, although at some point the Rams are going to need Jared Goff to play better than he has in recent weeks. The good news is Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp's relatively underwhelming performances shouldn't be too big of an issue moving forward; each remains an upside WR2 thanks to their copious volume. Cam Newton and the Patriots' passing game bottomed out, while the run game didn't show much reason for optimism either. Ian finishes things off with injury notes on Kenyan Drake, Todd Gurley, Christian McCaffrey, Josh Jacobs, Irv Smith, Deebo Samuel and much more.

Dec 11, 2020
10 questions with ESPN's Mike Clay
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by ESPN NFL analyst Mike Clay. The guys start off by wondering if Jalen Ramsey should be considered the single-best CB that an expansion team would want to build around. Mike is confident that DeAndre Hopkins can overcome James Bradberry's shadow coverage, while the guys agree that this Jets matchup should get Russ and company cooking again. Don't expect Baker Mayfield's hot streak to continue against the Ravens. Michael Thomas has his hands full with Darius Slay this week, but never sit your studs people. Additional topics include: expectations for the Bills' passing game against the Steelers, can we trust D.J. Chark this week, are the Vikings actually set up well againts he Buccaneers, Deebo Samuel vs. Brandon Aiyuk, and much more.

0:20 Intro 01:16 Which CB would you pick for the next 10 years? 03:26 Can James Bradberry slow down DeAndre Hopkins?  06:54 How high to rank Seahawks passing unit vs Jets?  10:13 Will Darius Slay shut down Michael Thomas? 13:22 Will the Browns resort to running vs the Ravens?  17:44 Can you trust the Bills skill players vs the Steelers?  20:29 Should you be confident in Mike Glennon?  22:14 Can the Vikings passing game dominate the Buccaneers?  25:18 Is T.Y. Hilton worthy of a start?  28:03 Better WR in 2021: Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk?

Dec 10, 2020
Week 14 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every Week 14 matchup. Cam Akers RB1 szn might be on the horizon; just be sure to monitor his shoulder injury. Ian talks about just how great Justin Jefferson has been as a rookie, while Dwain is confident in Tom Brady and company coming out of a bye. The guys agree that Myles Gaskin should be a force during the fantasy playoffs, but questions persist regarding whether or not Kyler Murray can turn it around. Ian nearly cries on air upon being notified that Dez tested positive for covid. Additional topics include: what to make of this Colts backfield, if Chris Carson can be considered a top-12 RB against the Jets, what to make of Justin Herbert's bounce-back potential, when Raheem Mostert will get going, expectations for Taysom Hill as well as Jalen Hurts, and much, much more.


0:20 Intro 01:17 Patriots @ Rams 07:37 Titans @ Jaguars  11:16 Vikings @ Buccaneers 15:52 Chiefs @ Dolphins 20:48 Broncos @ Panthers  25:29 Texans @ Bears  31:05 Cardinals @ Giants  38:14 Cowboys @ Bengals  41:10 Colts @ Raiders  48:20 Jets @ Seahawks  53:53 Packers @ Lions 58:33 Falcons @ Chargers  1:04:43 Football Team @ 49ers  1:10:24 Saints @ Eagles  1:17:00 Steelers @ Bills  1:22:49 Ravens @ Browns

Dec 09, 2020
Football Team-Steelers, Bills-49ers takeaways and Week 14 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the two games from Monday and gives his thoughts on some of the week's top waiver wire targets. Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' perfect season is gone, and there's reaosn for concern with the current state of this passing game. Credit to Alex Smith and company for pulling off the upset, but unfortunately it looks like the Football Team could be without Antonio Gibson (toe) moving forward. It's Josh Allen's world; we're all just living in it. Of course, the likes of Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley are also pretty damn good at their jobs. The same can't quite be said for Nick Mullens, although the 49ers' backup QB did put forth a valiant effort in defeat. Ian concludes things with some waiver wire thoughts on the likes of Jalen Hurts, Ty Johnson, Cam Akers, Tim Patrick, Cole Kmet and much more.

Dec 08, 2020
Week 13 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down usage, injuries and PFF stats for every Week 13 game from the Sunday slate (0:20). Browns @ Titans (1:11). Bengals @ Dolphins (7:28). Raiders @ Jets (12:03). Colts @ Houston (18:43). Lions @ Bears (23:54). Jaguars @ Vikings (29:56). Saints @ Falcons (36:45). Rams @ Cardinals (43:45). Giants @ Seahawks (51:15). Patriots @ Chargers (58:01). Eagles @ Packers (1:05:16). Broncos @ Chiefs (1:10:51).

Dec 07, 2020
10 questions with Evan Silva
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Establish The Run cofounder Evan Silva to discuss a number of topics related to Week 13 and beyond. The guys start things out by breaking down what we should expect from Alvin Kamara moving forward with Taysom Hill under center. Evan is in agreement that D.K. Metcalf is an easy buy as the No. 1 WR you'd most want on your fantasy team for the next 10 years, but offers some additional solid candidates as well. Ian wonders if the Titans could be the No. 1 threat to the Chiefs from the AFC, but Evan is willing to give the Steelers that crown despite agreeing with PFF_George that they are a bit overrated. Additional topics include: which rookie 2020 RB would you pick first in 2021, Breshad Perriman's ideal 2021 landing spot, what to expect from the Raiders moving forward, making sense of Cam Newton's 2020 season, and much more.

0:20 Intro

01:52 What to make of Kamara with Taysom Hill under center?

05:56 Which WR would you have for the next 10 years?

08:45 Are the Titans the biggest threat to the Chiefs?

14:14 Who is the 2021 RB1 from the 2020 rookie class?

18:40 Where should Breshad Perriman sign next season?

24:32 Is Derek Carr a legitimate franchise QB?

27:44 Cam Newton still a starter?/Patriots playoff bound?

33:04 Can the Steelers hang with the Chiefs?

37:04 Is Josh Allen still a top-5 fantasy QB?

Dec 03, 2020
Week 13 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down every game in Week 13. Ian is beyond upset at what Taysom Hill has done to Alvin Kamara's fantasy value, while Andrew thinks the presence of Ryan Fitzpatrick under center could produce some big performances from DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki moving forward. Every week is James RB1son week, continue to treat him as a top-10 option at the position regardless of who is under center. Please take a moment of silence in respect of Will Fuller szn officially being over. The guys believe the Raiders could bounce back in a big way this week against the Jets, while praise is heaped on the likes of Terry McLaurin, Nick Chubb and D'Andre Swift. Additional topics include: why isn't Kyler Murray running more, will Russ keep cooking, who to trust in Philadelphia, what to make of Josh Allen during the fantasy playoffs, and much more.

0:20 Intro 01:29 Saints @ Falcons 06:42 Bengals @ Dolphins 10:34 Jaguars @ Vikings 14:24 Raiders @ Jets  19:15 Colts @ Texans 25:18 Browns @ Titans 30:44 Football Team @ Steelers  36:07 Lions @ Bears  42:46 Rams @ Cardinals  49:33 Giants @ Seahawks  55:34 Patriots @ Chargers  1:01:02 Eagles @ Packers  1:07:58 Broncos @ Chiefs 1:12:28 Bills @ 49ers 1:17:57 Cowboys @ Ravens

Dec 02, 2020
Seahawks-Eagles reactions and Week 13 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Seahawks' Monday night victory over the Eagles and gives his thoughts on some of the week's top waiver wire targets. Carson Wentz was even more brutal than the box score indicated, and it begs the question: what exactly needs to happen for Jalen Hurts to get a real chance? Russell Wilson wasn't cooking quite like usual, but he still had more than enough magic to enable D.K. Metcalf to a huge night. The Carlos Hyde and Chris Carson backfield split wasn't great (notice who was listed first). Ian finishes off the podcast with thoughts on notable waiver wire options such as Devontae Booker, Keke Coutee, Cam Akers, Kirk Cousins, Royce Freeman and much more.

Dec 01, 2020
Week 12 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down usage, injuries and PFF stats for every Week 12 game from the Sunday slate (0:20). Browns @ Jaguars (0:53). Chargers @ Bills (6:29). Cardinals @ Patriots (12:57). Dolphins @ Jets (21:41). Giants @ Bengals (26:38). Titans @ Colts (34:10). Panthers @ Vikings (40:40). Raiders @ Falcons (46:31). Saints @ Broncos (51:30). 49ers @ Rams (57:33). Chiefs @ Buccaneers (1:02:59). Bears @ Packers (1:1:18).

Nov 30, 2020
Thanksgiving Day reactions and Week 12 injuries to watch
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Texans-Lions and Football Team-Cowboys before going through injuries to watch ahead of Sunday. Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller lit up the scorebard on Thursday, but we also shouldn't count out Brandin Cooks and Duke Johnson staying hot in Week 13 and beyond. Things were less smooth for the Lions; just realize Matthew Stafford continues to show off some of the best arm talent in the league on a weekly basis. It was Antonio Gibson szn Thursday afternoon, but give credit to Amari Cooper for also having a big day at Jerry World. Ian finishes the show with injury analysis on the likes of John Brown, Lamar Jackson, Chris Carson, Sam Darnold, Austin Ekeler, Myles Gaskin, Jerry Jeudy and much more.

0:20 Intro 01:08 Texans @ Lions  11:14 Football Team @ Cowboys  21:27 Week 12 Injuries to watch

Nov 27, 2020
Week 12 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Establish the Run and PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to break down every game in Week 12. Ian starts things off by noting just how productive both Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks have been since the Texans parted ways with coach Bill O'Brien. Dwain liked what he saw from Andy Dalton and believes CeeDee Lamb's success could continue on Thanksgiving. The guys take a minute to honor AJB WR1 szn before keeping it rolling with thoughts on the Colts' rookies, if we can trust Wayne Gallman this week, and whether or not there's fantasy-friendly opportunity to be had in this ever-muddled Patriots backfield. Additional topics include: Dolphins backfield situation, Denzel Mims' ridiculous air yards, Derek Carr week, what to make of Taysom Hill, how worried should we be about Alvin Kamara, and much more.

0:20 Intro 01:16 Texans @ Lions 04:43 Football Team @ Cowboys   08:54 Ravens @ Steelers 15:51 Chargers @ Bills  20:15 Titans @ Colts 25:01 Panthers @ Vikings 30:02 Browns @ Jaguars  34:32 Giants @ Bengals 39:39 Cardinals @ Patriots  46:02 Dolphins @ Jets  50:08 Raiders @ Falcons  55:47 Saints @ Broncos  1:03:56 49ers @ Rams

Nov 25, 2020
Rams-Buccaneers reactions and Week 12 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Rams' Monday night victory over the Buccaneers and goes through the week's most-popular waiver wire candidates. Tom Brady threw a pair of awful interceptions, but his condensed target share around the Bucs' top-three WRs could prove useful ahead of a cozy final regular season stretch. Jared Goff threw a whopping 51 passes, enabling both Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp to huge days. The problem: this three-headed backfield is as murky as ever. Ian closes things out with analysis on potential waiver wire additions such as Michael Pittman, Wayne Gallman, Keke Coutee, James White and much more.

Nov 24, 2020
Week 11 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down every Week 11 game from Sunday with a focus on usage, injuries and notes that you won't find in the box score. Both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt found the end zone against the Eagles; keep firing them up as borderline RB1s moving forward. We seemed to witness the Ravens finally free J.K. Dobbins, while AJB WR1 szn managed to come to fruition after a rough start. Deshaun Watson was absolutely marvelous in the Texans' victory over the Patriots, while Diontae Johnson kept right on balling out against the Jaguars. The Taysom Hill experiment went great from a fantasy perspective, but be careful in dubbing this group as a superior version to the Brees-led Saints offense. Additional conversation includes thoughts on: P.J. Walker's debut, Joe Burrow's injury, Aaron Rodgers' performance against the Colts, Derek Carr's nearly-great comeback win, and much more.

Nov 23, 2020
Seahawks-Cardinals reactions and Week 11 injury updates
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Seahawks' 28-21 victory over the Cardinals and goes through some of the top injuries to watch ahead of Sunday. Russell Wilson didn't put up his usual massive numbers, but he played extremely smart throughout the game and could've had a bigger performance if D.K. Metcalf hadn't dropped an easy TD. Carlos Hyde was the undisputed bell-cow back and deserves continued RB2 treatment as long as Chris Carson remains sidelined. Kyler Murray was surprisingly shut down as a rusher, and his passing production oddly didn't enable either Christian Kirk or DeAndre Hopkins to big performances. Ian finishes things up by touching on a number of injuries including: Alvin Kamara, Teddy Bridgewater, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Sammy Watkins, Davante Adams, D'Andre Swift and much more.

Nov 20, 2020
10 questions with Marcus Mosher
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Marcus Mosher, who hosts the Locked On Cowboys and Locked On Dynasty podcasts. The guys start things off by ranking Kyler Murray as a dynasty QB before pondering who would be the top WR to own in Pittsburgh moving forward. Marcus isn't too confident in Lamar Jackson and the Ravens turning things around in 2020, but better days should be ahead. Ian gushes over D'Andre Swift's Week 10 performance, and Marcus believes we could see more big games ahead. Additional topics include: whether or not Antonio Gibson can break away from J.D. McKissic anytime soon, if Jerry Jeudy can overcome Drew Lock, if we should trust Michael Pittman, and much more.

0:20 Intro

01:13 Who would you have ahead of Kyler Murry in Dynasty

04:39 Which Steelers receiver do you want most in Dynasty

07:55 Confidence in the Ravens bouncing back

14:25 What is D’Andre Swift’s ceiling in 2020 and beyond

17:41 The Washington backfield is J.D. McKissic’s

22:09 Which waiver wire RB has the most upside

25:36 How great can Jerry Jeudy be

28:58 What is Michael Pittman’s potential

31:42 Should you buy low on WRs in bad situations

35:37 Which QB would you choose to save humanity

Nov 19, 2020
Week 11 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF analyst Andrew Erickson break down all 14 games in Week 11. Expect a shootout between the Cardinals and Seahawks Thursday night, although it remains to be seen if Tyler Lockett will be healthy enough to suit up. The Texans have freed Duke Johnson, expect better production moving forward. Ian gushes over how good D'Andre Swift looked in Week 10 before Andrew points out that like it or not, we have to give J.D. McKissic some respect in fantasy land. Conversation continues with Ian begrudgingly admitting Todd Gurley deserves top-12 treatment at the position, and Andrew thinks Week 11 just might be Marquise Brown's long-awaited blowup week. Additional topics include: Tua floor game potential, what to make of the Colts' ever-evolving backfield, why Patrick Mahomes could emerge as the MVP front-runner, and much more.

0:20 Intro 01:26 Cardinals @ Seahawks  05:25 Patriots @ Texans   09:27 Eagles @ Browns 13:57 Steelers @ Jaguars  18:06 Lions @ Panthers 25:05 Bengals @ Football team 30:02 Falcons @ Saints 35:05 Titans @ Ravens 40:10 Jets @ Chargers 44:29 Dolphins @ Broncos  48:50 Packers @ Colts 54:37 Cowboys @ Vikings  1:00:20 Chiefs @ Raiders  1:05:35 Rams @ Buccaneers

Nov 18, 2020
Vikings-Bears reactions and Week 11 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Vikings' Monday night victory over the Bears and gives his thoughts on some of the week's most-popular targets on the waiver wire. Kirk Cousins picked up the first Monday Night Football win of his career, enabling Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen to great performances along the way. Dalvin Cook didn't have his best game, but the usage was borderline erotic. It's Cordarrelle Patterson's world, we're all just living in it. Ian gives his waiver wire opinion on the likes of Salvon Ahmed, Jameis Winston, Damien Harris, Kalen Ballage, Cam Akers and more.

Nov 17, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 10
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 12 games from Sunday by providing usage notes, injury analysis and plenty of actionable stats along the way. Look for both Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb to function as fantasy RB1s moving forward. Duke Johnson week didn't turn out exactly as we hoped, but the usage was better than expected. Credit to Alex Smith for playing his best game of the season, and praise should also be dished out to D'Andre Swift for his electric performance. TB12 and company put up 46 points and still didn't reach their full potential. Justin Herbert finally had a floor game, but it was still pretty solid for fantasy purposes. Ian touches on the rest of the games and highlights: Kyler Murray's amazing Hail Mary, Derek Carr playing better than the box score suggested, Big Ben putting up some serious numbers recently, Cam Newton and company's big-time win, and much more.

Nov 16, 2020
Colts-Titans reactions and Week 10 injuries to watch
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Colts' Thursday night win over the Titans and goes over some of the key injuries to monitor ahead of Sunday. A.J. Brown WR1 szn unfortunately came to an end, but Ian isn't worried about the Titans' stud receiver bouncing back. Derrick Henry cleared the century mark, although his lack of pass-game usage continued to be annoying. Nyheim Hines and Michael Pittman stole the show for the Colts, as Jonathan Taylor fantasy football managers reached a new level of tilt. Ian provides depth chart ramifications and injury thoughts on: Deebo Samuel, Noah Fant, Kenyan Drake, David Montgomery, T.J. Hockenson, Nick Chubb, Joe Mixon, and much more.

Nov 13, 2020
Top 10 Week 10 storylines with Field Yates
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. The guys start off discussing what to make of the Washington and Indianapolis backfields in Week 10 and beyond. Both Ian and Field are confident that Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt can provide high-end value together, but things aren't quite so clear in this suddenly-crowded Eagles offense. Field decides which RB he'd want to represent planet Earth if the aliens invaded tomorrow and forced us to play a football game. Ian agrees with Field's assessment that Antonio Brown might just emerge as the most fantasy-friendly WR in Tampa Bay. The guys also discuss Cam Newton's chances against the Ravens, if Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow can overcome their respectively tough Week 10 matchups, who to start on the Rams ahead of their shootout against the Seahawks, and finally who would you rather have between A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf in a neutral situation.

Nov 12, 2020
Week 10 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF and Establish The Run analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all 14 games in Week 10. The guys pay tribute as always to A.J. Brown being a WR1 before asking tougher questions about the respective states of the Colts run game and the rest of the Titans offense. Dwain has high expectations for Jarvis Landry moving forward, while Ian isn't afraid to go back to the well with Antonio Brown as an upside WR2 this week. Agreement is reached on D.J. Chark being a more than viable WR2 despite a potential shadow date with Jaire Alexander. Additional conversation is provided on topics including: Jerry Jeudy szn, the Seahawks-Rams' likely shootout, why J.D. McKissic is a thing, if Justin Herbert or Joe Burrow can handle their respective tough matchups, Jakobi Meyers and much more.

Nov 11, 2020
Patriots-Jets reactions and Week 10 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Patriots' Monday night win over the Jets and provides his thoughts on some of the week's top waiver wire options. Cam Newton again found fantasy success thanks in large part to his legs, but we also saw a new productive player emerge from this offense in Jakobi Meyers. Credit to Joe Flacco for largely playing great until the middle of the fourth quarter. Breshad Perriman might just be the Jets WR to roster as long as Sam Darnold remains sidelined. Ian finishes off the show with waiver wire thoughts on the likes of: David Moore, J.D. McKissic, Duke Johnson, Curtis Samuel, Allen Lazard, Lamar Miller, Drew Lock and more.

Nov 10, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 9
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 12 games from Sunday with a focus on providing actionable notes on usage, injuries and film observations. Drew Lock made things interesting again late despite having his back against the wall, and he's earned his AFC West Jameis nickname. Josh Allen outdueled Russell Wilson and company; there's no reason why we should expect Allen to stop being an elite (fantasy) QB anytime soon. Ian does his weekly AJB WR1 szn victory lab before discussing many more topics including: Lamar Jackson's up-and-down performance, how it's unfair the Chiefs combine such sound scheme with their high-level talent, Dalvin Cook's big day, will J.D. McKissic ever go away, Deshaun Watson playing better than ever, Kyler Murray being a fantasy cheatcode, and much more.

Nov 09, 2020
Packers-49ers reaction and Week 9 injury notes
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Packers' blowout victory over the 49ers and gives analysis on key injuries around the league. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are operating in a different universe in terms of chemistry. Don't expect Richie James to mimic Adams' production so well moving forward. Surprisingly, injury concerns didn't stop Jerick McKinnon nor Aaron Jones from receiving bell-cow roles. Ian finishes things off with injury notes on Chris Carson, T.Y. Hilton, Mark Ingram, Christian McCaffrey, Calvin Ridley, Chris Godwin and much more.

Nov 06, 2020
Top-10 Week 9 storylines with Jason Moore
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by co-host of The Fantasy Footballers podcast Jason Moore. The guys start off by discussing whether or not this Ravens passing game can rebound before giving Ryan Tannehill his due as a true top-10 QB. Jason picks his top rookie RB to ball out the rest of the season and notes that Ezekiel Elliott is no longer a must-start RB. Additional topics include: expectations for Antonio Brown, what to make of the new-look Buccaneers backfield, Raiders-Chargers potential shootout, Christian McCaffrey's return and whether or not Cam Newton and company can get back on track against the Jets.

0:20 Intro

01:27 What to make of the Ravens offense moving forward

05:08 Will Corey Davius keep up recent production

08:25 Which rookie running back to trust the rest of the season

13:06 Who on the Cowboys has fantasy value

16:24 The return of Antonio Brown

18:49 What is going on with the Buccaneers backfield

22:24 Raiders at Chargers: sneaky shootout

26:59 Christian McCaffrey’ long awaited return

31:21 49ers have injuries all over the field

34:39 Can Cam Newton and Co. bounce back

Nov 06, 2020
Week 9 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF analyst Andrew Erickson break down all 14 games ahead of Week 9. Ian starts things off by critiquing the Packers for not making a true high-end addition to their WR room in 2020, while Andrew is concerned about everyone other than James Robinson in the Jaguars offense without Gardner Minshew under center. The guys break down the Ravens and Colts' respective ever-evolving backfields before agreeing that Marvin Jones could provide some solid WR2 value during Kenny Golladay's (hip) absence. Ian puts some respect on David Montgomery's name, and Andrew thinks a Josh Allen bounce-back week could be on the horizon. The guys finish things off with thoughts on Drew Lock, Julio Jones, Derek Carr, Chase Edmonds, the Cowboys' dreadful offense, TB12 vs. Brees and much more.

0:20 Intro

01:32 Packers @ 49ers

05:58 Texans @ Jaguars

10:38 Giants @ Football Team

14:00 Ravens @ Colts

18:49 Lions @ Vikings

22:44 Bears @ Titans

26:24 Panthers @ Chiefs

30:47 Seahawks @ Bills

34:46 Broncos @ Falcons

38:28 Raiders @ Chargers

42:26 Dolphins @ Cardinals

48:07 Steelers @ Cowboys

52:03 Saints @ Buccaneers

58:45 Patriots @ Jets

Nov 04, 2020
Buccaneers-Giants reactions and Week 9 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Buccaneers' Monday night victory over the Giants and provides his thoughts on some of the week's top waiver wire additions. Daniel Jones didn't exactly play a perfect game, but he did keep the Giants far closer than most anticipated and threw a b-e-a-utiful TD to Golden Tate to nearly force OT. Darius Slayton probably has the most reason to be pissed at Jones considering the amount of times he got open deep only to not receive a target. TB12 threw TDs to Gronk and Mike Evans, while Leonard Fournette received the heavy majority of the backfield's usage after Ronald Jones fumbled a deflected check-down. Waiver wire section includes thoughts on: Jordan Wilkins, Deejay Dallas, Zack Moss, Marvin Jones, Corey Davis, and much more.

Nov 03, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 8
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 12 games from Sunday with a focus on providing actionable fantasy football takeaways. Ian starts things off with injury notes on Kenny Golladay, Darrell Henderson, Tevin Coleman and more. The game breakdowns start off with some rain filled battles, but Ian urges listeners to trust Derek Carr and this Raiders' passing game in better situations moving forward. Congrats to Tua on the win; just realize this overall offensive performance was atrocious. Lamar Jackson continues to put up gaudy rushing numbers, Joe Burrow is playing better than ever, and Patrick Mahomes went nuclear on Adam Gase and company. Ian finishes things off with thoughts on the Colts-Lions shootout, Dalvin Cook's massive game, Justin Herbert's historical rookie campaign, and much more.

Nov 02, 2020
Falcons-Panthers reactions and injuries to watch ahead of Week 8
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Falcons' Thursday night victory over the Panthers and goes over some of the key injuries to watch ahead of Sunday. D.J. Moore didn't have the smoothest night, but luckily didn't leave his fantasy managers with a goose-egg. Teddy Bridgewater is okay after briefly leaving the game with a neck injury. Matt Ryan enabled Julio Jones to a patented performance with triple-digit yards and zero scores, but unfortunately Calvin Ridley (ankle) could be missing some time. Ian touches on an abundance of injuries ahead of Sunday including: Michael Thomas, Rams backfield, Diontae Johnson, Packers and Bengals backfields, Mark Ingram, Jamison Crowder and much more.

Oct 30, 2020
Top 10 Week 8 fantasy football storylines with Jamey Eisenberg
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by CBS NFL analyst Jamey Eisenberg to break down the top 10 fantasy storylines heading into Week 8. When CMC is back, what happens to Mike Davis? (1:08). Can Burrow find success against the Titans (4:55). Winter is coming, and so is Derrick Henry (8:22). Le’veon Bell revenge game (13:10). Lions passing game bouncing back (15:48). Patriots offense struggling to produce (20:10). Best fantasy options on the Raiders/Browns (23:00). 49ers/Seahawks: Battle of the damaged backfields (26:35). Wentz and Co. can put up points against Dallas (29:01). Super Bowl predictions (32:45).

Oct 29, 2020
Week 8 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by fellow PFF and Establish the Run fantasy analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all 14 games of the Week 8 slate. ATL @ CAR: Matt Ryan a QB1 with Julio Jones (1:27). PIT @ BAL: Hollywood Brown will get fed (4:35).NYJ @ KC: Don’t start any Jets players if possible (7:48). TEN @ CIN: Bengals offense should explode (13:41). LA @ MIA: Move on from Cam Akers (18:48). IND @ DET: Lions passing game not living up to potential (22:56). NE @ BUF: Cam Newton or bust for the Patriots (26:47). LV @ CLV: Rashard Higgins fills OBJ’s role (31:36). MIN @ GB: Jefferson and Thielen should be started (36:27). NO @ CHI: David Montgomery not getting chunk yards (40:07). SF @ SEA: Hard to trust Jimmy G (44:37). LAC @ DEN: Broncos offense out of sync (52:29). DAL @ PHI: Cooper/Elliott only fantasy worthy Cowboys (56:48). TB @ NYG: Sterling Shepard bouncing back (1:03:16).

Oct 28, 2020
Rams-Bears reaction and Week 8 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Rams' 24-10 victory over the Bears and also gives his thoughts on some of the week's top waiver wire options. Nick Foles couldn't quite hook up with Darnell Mooney or Javon Wims on potential bombs, and A-Rob only had four targets. "Luckily" David Montgomery continued to show a slightly enhanced fantasy floor with 19 touches for 69-scoreless yards. Jared Goff and company didn't have the toughest evening at the office, but credit regardless to Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett for finding the end zone. Darrell Henderson continues to work as the offense's lead back, although Malcolm Brown isn't going anywhere. Ian finishes things up with thoughts on waiver wire options including: Chase Edmonds, Rashard Higgins, Nelson Agholor, Richard Rodgers, and more.

Oct 27, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 7
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 12 games from Sunday with a focus on providing actionable fantasy football takeaways. Ian starts things off with injury notes on Kenyan Drake, Odell Beckham, Dionate Johnson, Jeff Wilson and more before getting to the matchups. Both Baker Mayfield and Joe Burrow put up massive numbers, but Kareem Hunt's huge snap share was a low-key major takeaway. Ian tips his hat to A.J. Brown putting forward another beastly performance before noting that both D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson have earned every-week WR2 (at-worst) treatment moving forward. Discussion continues with a look at Antonio Gibson's big day, just how absurd Davante Adams' workload has been, as well Tom Brady's very-much-alive arm. Ian finishes things off with thoughts on the Cardinals' thrilling Sunday night victory over the Seahawks.

Oct 26, 2020
Giants-Eagles takeaways plus Week 7 injury news and advice
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Eagles' Thursday night comeback victory over the Giants. Carson Wentz continues to supply fantasy-friendly goodness thanks to his newfound rushing upside. Boston Scott will remain a RB2 as long as Miles Sanders is sidelined, and we should tentatively expect Travis Fulgham to continue seeing plenty of action even once Alshon Jeffery returns. Daniel Jones is also looking like a dual-threat talent these days, although the Giants' banged-up backfield is now further injured with Devonta Freeman (ankle) hurt. Kudos are given to Sterling Shepard before Ian wonders why Evan Engram doesn't have a more downfield-oriented role. Injury thoughts include notes on: DeAndre Hopkins, Joe Mixon, Noah Fant, Michael Thomas, A.J. Brown and much more.

Oct 23, 2020
Week 7 WR/CB matchups with Aqib Talib
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by former all-pro and Super Bowl winning cornerback Aqib Talib to answer Week 7’s top wide receiver/cornerback matchup questions. Are the Rams’ CBs the real deal? (1:52). Can the 49ers’ passing attack beat the Pats’ secondary? (5:09). Will Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean lock up the Raiders? (8:25). Why don’t outside corners travel to the slot? (11:18). Can Arizona keep up with the Seahawks’ WRs? (13:38). Will Michael Thomas have his way in Carolina? (16:27). Will Jaire Alexander cement himself as a top-5 CB? (18:20). Can the Broncos hang with the Chiefs? (21:03).

Oct 22, 2020
Week 7 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF regular Andrew Erickson to break down every game from the Week 7 slate. The guys are in on Boston Scott as a fantasy RB2 over the next two weeks, but things are a bit less optimistic for anyone involved in the Giants offense at the moment. Expect both Josh Allen and Kareem Hunt to bounce back this week, while Breshad Perriman could be a sneaky DFS punt-play option. The Washington Football Team is set up well against the Cowboys defense because, like, who isn't. Further discussion includes thoughts on: CEH and Le'Veon Bell situation, if Jaguars-Chargers can be a sneaky shootout, what to make of Jimmy G's reluctance to throw downfield, and much more.

Oct 21, 2020
Chiefs-Bills and Cardinals-Cowboys reactions and Week 7 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Chiefs' victory over the Bills as well as the Cardinals' demolition over the Cowboys before getting in some waiver wire recommendations. Patrick Mahomes was excellent whenever asked to do pretty much anything, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire stole the show. RIP Mecole Hardman szn, but it shouldn't be too much longer that we see Tyreek Hill go without a massive performance. Better days should be ahead for Josh Allen and company in a prime Week 7 bounce-back spot against the Jets. Andy Dalton and company couldn't get anything going, and Zeke's mess-ups were particularly tough to watch. Kyler Murray and (!!!) Kenyan Drake put together big performances on the ground, although the Cardinals' passing game continued to struggle outside of DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk's lone respective chunk plays. Ian closes things out with thoughts on waiver wire targets like Boston Scott, D'Andre Swift, Jerick McKinnon, Tim Patrick, Darren Fells and much more.

Oct 20, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 6
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 12 games from Sunday! Ian starts things off by breaking down the impact of injuries to the likes of Raheem Mostert, Miles Sanders and Joe Mixon among others. The podcast continues with game previews consisting of advanced PFF metrics, snap rates and Ian's personal obversations after grinding out every game from Sunday. Key discussion points include thoughts on Ryan Tannehill being a legit top-10 QB, Justin Jefferson balling the hell out, what's going on with the Ravens offense compared to last season, whether or not we should expect more from Matthew Stafford moving forward, and much more.

Oct 19, 2020
Week 6 top-10 storylines and strength of schedule thoughts with Nathan Jahnke
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF software engineer and senior analyst Nathan Jahnke to break down the top storylines entering Week 6 as well as some buy or sell for specific position groups utilizing PFF’s strength of schedule tool (0:20). How will the Cowboys’ offense look with Andy Dalton (1:33). Expectations for Alexander Mattison with Cook injured (3:45). Temper expectations for Joe Mixon (5:45). Odell Beckham Jr. can be trusted in fantasy (7:18). Stafford throwing deep with Golladay back (9:18). David Montgomery needs to perform vs Panthers (12:14). What to make of the Rams backfield (13:47). Terry McLaurin can still produce with Smith/Allen at QB (15:33). Will the Packers keep rolling against the Buccaneers (17:54). Tom Brady can bounce back vs Packers (20:00). Buy or Sell: QBs (22:05). Buy or Sell: RBs (25:44). Buy or Sell: WRs (30:35).

Oct 15, 2020
Week 6 game-by-game breakdown with Dwain McFarland
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Host Ian Hartitz and PFF/Establish The Run analyst Dwain McFarland break down every game in Week 6 with a focus on actionable fantasy football advise. The guys start things off marveling over Will Fuller before wondering if Terry McLaurin and Darius Slayton can overcome their respective atrocities under center. Ian explains why it's Jamison Crowder's world, we're all just living in it. Dwain sees value for both Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore moving forward. Discussion continues with a look at David Montgomery, James Robinson and Joe Mixon before Ian and Dwain debate what exactly to make of Chase Claypool moving forward. The pod finishes up with a look at the Monday night doubleheader featuring Cowboys-Cardinals and Broncos-Patriots.

Oct 14, 2020
Saints-Chargers fantasy football reactions and Week 6 waiver wire thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Saints' 30-27 win over Chargers before giving his thoughts on the week's waiver wire targets. Justin Jackson emerged as the RB1 on the night, and Ian expects him to have the best chance of consistently providing fantasy value in this backfield. It's Mike Williams' world; we're all just living in it, and hopefully Keenan Allen (back) is okay. Ian wraps up the recap with thoughts on Taysom Hill's hilarious usage before providing waiver wire thoughts on: Matthew Stafford, Andy Dalton, Alexander Mattison, Chase Claypool and more.

Oct 13, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 5
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 11 games from Sunday with a focus on the impact of injuries, new workload trends and top performers. The Panthers continued to get going through the air and Ian has an idea as to why the offense is inexplicably humming better without Christian McCaffrey. Credit is given to Derek Carr and the Raiders on their big win, while Ian also lauds the performance of Chase Claypool *and* Eagles WR Travis Fulgham. We might need to temper Lamar Jackson overall QB1 expectations while his rushing usage remains so low, but things look great for Deshaun Watson and company in the future. Ian finishes things off with looks at Cowboys-Giants and the Seahawks' thrilling Sunday night win over the Vikings.

Oct 12, 2020
Bears-Buccaneers takeaways and Week 5 injuries to watch
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Bears' thrilling (okay, maybe not) Thursday night win over the Buccanneers. TB12 provided a number of meme-worthy moments, but fantasy football managers shouldn't worry too much about the future of the offense. Both Ronald Jones and David Montgomery are looking more and more like three-down backs, while Allen Robinson and Mike Evans remain locked in as alpha No. 1 WRs. Ian wraps up the podcast with a look at injuries around the league including: Julio Jones, Zack Moss, Kareem Hunt, Joe Mixon, Le'Veon Bell, A.J. Brown, Cam Akers and more.

Oct 09, 2020
Top Week 5 fantasy football storylines and DFS picks with Sean Koerner
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by The Action Network's director of predictive analytics and three-time No. 1 ranked FantasyPros NFL expert Sean Koerner. The guys break down some of the most relevant injury and workload influenced situations around the league including: the Chargers offense without Austin Ekeler, the Bears offense with Tarik Cohen sidelined, whether or not anyone can emerge in Indianapolis besides Jonathan Taylor, what to expect from the Cardinals backfield moving forward, and much more. Ian and Sean finish things off with their favorite DFS picks of the week including: Teddy Bridgewater, David Johnson, Eric Ebron, Marquise Brown and more.

Oct 08, 2020
Week 5 game-by-game breakdown
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by fellow PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down all 15 games from the Week 5 slate. Ian starts things off by going over the laundry list of injuries impacting the Buccaneers offense, while Andrew points out the future direction of both the Ravens and Falcons backfields. Ian shines some light on Devin Singletary's fantastic start to the season before imploring fantasy football managers to trust Josh Jacobs despite this week's projected negative game script. The guys agree that Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods don't possess the same sort of ceiling inside of the Rams' new-look run-first offense. Ian loses his composure when discussing D'Ernest Johnson as a waiver wire target. Andrew and Ian finish things off with discussion on various player including Michael Gallup, Damien Harris, Jonathan Taylor, Greg Olsen, Latavius Murray and much more.

Oct 07, 2020
Week 4 MNF takeaways, injury notes and waiver wire discussion
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Chiefs' win over the Patriots as well as the Packers' beatdown over the Falcons before providing some updates on injuries and key waiver wire notes. Patrick Mahomes' underwhelming performance didn't stop Tyreek Hill from having a solid game, although the same can't be said for the influence that Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham had on their pass-catchers. Aaron Rodgers' pissed-off victory tour continued in a big way, but unfortunately Matt Ryan and company couldn't even keep things close. Injury updates cover the likes of Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler, Mike Evans and Christian McCaffrey. Waiver wire thoughts on: D'Ernest Johnson, Justin Jackson, Tim Patrick, Mo Alie-Cox and more.

Oct 06, 2020
Fantasy Football Takeaways and Reactions From Week 4
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 12 games from Sunday with a focus on providing actionable fantasy-football takeaways from what took place. The Cowboys-Browns' matchup sure produced a lot of offensive firepower, but could it be time to consider selling high on OBJ? What happened to Darrell Henderszn? Ian breaks down what went wrong with Kenyan Drake and the Cardinals, what went right with the Vikings' suddenly-leathal offense, and how we should approach the Colts and Bears backfields moving forward. Includes additional thoughts on what to make of the Austin Ekeler and Nick Chubb injuries.

Oct 05, 2020
Jets-Broncos takeaways and injuries to watch ahead of Week 4
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Broncos' surprisingly-entertaining win over the Jets. Melvin Gordon dominated snaps and his game-clinching TD sent fantasy managers home happy. Both QBs had their share of mishaps, although at least they managed to enable Tim Patrick and Jamison Crowder to solid performances. Ian finishes the show with injury updates around the league on players including: Allen Lazard, Kareem Hunt, Odell Beckham, Calvin Ridley, Chris Godwin, Miles Sanders and more.

Oct 02, 2020
Week 4 starts/sits and top DFS picks with Chris Raybon
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Action Network and FantasyLabs senior analyst Chris Raybon. The guys start things off with a round of start/sit questions which features some Josh Allen love, optimism for Deshaun Watson moving forward, and questions surrounding whether or not Jared Goff still has big-time boom ability. Things continue with a look at waiver-wire phenoms Mike Davis and Darrell Henderson before Chris points out the potential for DeVante Parker to have a boom week. Ian's all in on OBJ against the Cowboys' swiss-cheese secondary, and Chris talks up Noah Fant ahead of Thursday night's likely classic. The podcast concludes with top DFS picks featuring thoughts on Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Russell Wilson, T.J. Hockenson, and more.

Oct 01, 2020
Week 4 game-by-game breakdown with Dwain McFarland
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF and Establish The Run analyst Dwain McFarland to break down all 16 Week 4 contests. Baker Mayfield and the Browns haven't been throwing the ball much in recent weeks, but the Cowboys might just present the sort of porous defense and high-octane offense to enable OBJ and Jarvis Landry to big games. T.J. Hockenson szn? Dwain sure thinks so, and he's got #numbers to back it up. Both Ian and Dwain agree that Justin Jefferson should be locked in as the priority Week 4 waiver climb, but Tee Higgins shouldn't be too far behind. The guys give James Robinson some love without freaking out too much, and ultimately finish things off with a look at Eagles-49ers and Falcons-Packers.

Sep 30, 2020
Chiefs-Ravens MNF takeaways and reaction plus waiver wire advice
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the Chiefs' 34-20 win over the Ravens. Lamar Jackson's evening didn't go quite as planned, although drops and a few missed opportunities to Marquise Brown played a large role. Patrick Mahomes was the star of the evening, but one of his receiver's production might not be all that sustainable. Ian finishes things off with potential waiver wire additions such as: Justin Jefferson, Rex Burkhead, Tee Higgins, Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk and more.

Sep 29, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 3
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all 14 games from Sunday with a focus on providing actionable fantasy football takeaways on snaps, matchups, injuries and more.

Sep 28, 2020
Dolphins-Jags TNF Recap and Looking Ahead to Week 3
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the key fantasy takeaways from the Dolphins'  Thursday night win over the Jaguars. Includes thoughts on Gardner Minshew's rough performance after the week-long hype and what that means for his fantasy future, and James Robinson's stellar game. Ian then moves on to talk about this weekend's slate of games, and who you should be starting come Sunday.

Sep 25, 2020
Week 3 Starts/Sits and Top DFS Picks with Mike Tagliere
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Lead NFL Writer for FantasyPros Mike Tagliere PFF’s to answer some start/sit questions, as well as state their favorite DFS picks for Week 2(0:20). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: QBs (1:20). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: RBs (6:15). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: WRs (12:25). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: TEs (29:57). Top DFS plays: QBs (35:05). Top DFS plays: RBs (37:36). Top DFS plays: WRs (40:54). Top DFS plays: TEs (43:14).

Sep 24, 2020
Week 3 Breakdown with Andrew Erickson
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF’s own Andrew Erickson to breakdown all 16 Week 3 matchups with actionable fantasy takeaways (0:20). MIA @ JAX: DeVante Parker coming out party (1:33). HOU @ PIT: David Johnson show in Houston (3:54). TEN @ MIN: Cook and Theilen should bounce back (7:33). CHI @ ATL: Buy low on Julio Jones (10:00). SF @ NYG: Jerick McKinnon player to have on the 49ers (13:18). LV @ NE: Patriots RBs should dominate (18:00). CIN @ PHI: Don’t worry about Joe Mixon (21:21). WAS @ CLV: Treat Antonio Gibson as an RB2 (24:39). LA @ BUF: Temper expectations for Stefon Diggs (28:32). NYJ @ IND: T.Y. Hilton can succeed from the slot (32:35). CAR @ LAC: Mike Davis is number 1 waiver wire target (35:53). DAL @ SEA: Start and forget Metcalf and Lockett (41:23). DET @ ARZ: Christian Kirk can thrive against Lions (45:13). TB @ DEN: Noah Fant will be fed in Week 3 (49:30). GB @ NO: Rodgers continues his revenge tour (53:56). KC @ BAL: Marquise Brown can show off his speed (57:50).

Sep 23, 2020
Saints-Raiders MNF Recap and Week 3 Waiver Wire Thoughts
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the key fantasy takeaways from the Raiders' Monday night win over the Saints. Includes thoughts on Drew Brees' lack of deep balls, Josh Jacobs' usage, Darren Waller's big night, and Alvin Kamara's 2-TD performance. Ian then  gives his thoughts on key potential waiver wire additions including: Mike Davis, Jerick McKinnon, Dion Lewis and more.

Sep 22, 2020
Takeaways and Reactions from Week 2
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PFF's Ian Hartitz recaps a wild, yet unfortunate Sunday slate that featured a host of injuries, including Carolina's Christian McCaffrey, Green Bay's Davante Adams, and San Francisco's Raheem Mostert. Also on this episode, Ian reviews every game including a shootout in Dallas and perhaps the best game of the young NFL season so far between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.  

Sep 21, 2020
Browns-Bengals reaction and injuries to watch ahead of Sunday
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Ian Hartitz recaps Browns-Bengals and goes over some key injuries to monitor entering the weekend. Featuring analysis on both offenses' productive, yet split, backfields, OBJ's big night, as well as how to treat Joe Burrow and Baker Mayfield as fantasy assets moving forward. Ian closes the show with some updates and fantasy thoughts on injured players including: Courtland Sutton, Brandin Cooks, Henry Ruggs, DeVante Parker, Michael Thomas, Jamison Crowder, James Conner, George Kittle, Chris Godwin, A.J. Brown and more.

Sep 18, 2020
Week 3 start/sits and DFS picks with Rich Hribar
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by Sharp Football Analysis fantasy football analyst Rich Hribar  to answer some start/sit questions, as well as state their favorite DFS picks for Week 2(1:00). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: RBs (2:04). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: WRs (6:48). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: TEs (22:50). Start ‘em or Sit ‘ em: QBs (28:08). Quick Hitters: sit ‘em (30:15). Top DFS plays: QBs (33:42). Top DFS plays: RBs (36:40). Top DFS plays: WRs (39:00). Top DFS plays: TEs (42:12).

Sep 17, 2020
Week 2 Preview with Dwain McFarland
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Host Ian Hartitz is joined by fellow PFF analyst Dwain McFarland to breaks down all 16 games from Week 2 (0:45). CIN @ CLV: Don’t give up on Joe Burrow just yet (1:31). JAX @ TEN: James Robinson is RB1 in Jacksonville (5:14). NYG @ CHI: Buy low on David Montgomery (9:41). ATL @ DAL:  Start CeeDee Lamb every week (14:24). DEN @ PIT: Caution expectations for Melvin Gordon (17:44). MIN @ IND: Parris Campbell has tremendous upside (21:32). CAR @ TB: Be wary of Christian McCaffrey in DFS (26:53). BUF @ MIA: Preston Williams will be force-fed (31:53). SF @ NYJ: Don’t sell Chris Herndon just yet (36:09). DET @ GB: Fade Stafford without Golladay (45:53). WAS @ ARZ: Don’t worry about Kenyan Drake (50:23). BAL @ HOU: Jordan Akins is the clear TE1 in Houston (54:29). KC @ LAC: Tyreek Hill can explode in Week 2 (58:55).

Sep 16, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways from Monday night football and waiver wire thoughts
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Ian Hartitz recaps the Steelers' victory over the Giants as well as the Titans' "thriller" over the Broncos. Benny Snell can comfortably be treated as a RB2 if James Conner misses a bunch of time, and don't discount Diontae Johnson as a weekly fantasy asset moving forward. Jonnu Smith, Corey Davis and A.J. Brown all surprisingly saw targets in one of Ryan Tannehill's more pass-happy games. Pay attention to Jerry Jeudy moving forward, particularly his dope route running. Waiver wire segment includes thoughts on: Gardner Minshew, Parris Campbell, Jalen Reagor, Jordan Akins, Malcolm Brown, Nyheim Hines, Joshua Kelley and more.

Sep 15, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Sunday
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Host Ian Hartitz breaks 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 (0:10). BAL vs CLV: No regression for Lamar in Week 1 (1:25). CHI vs DET: Arrows pointing up for David Montgomery (6:06). WAS vs PHI: Don’t worry about Antonio Gibson’s debut (9:05). SEA vs ATL:  Russell Gage waiver wire target (12:33). BUF vs NYJ: Josh Allen finally threw for 300 yards (17:08). GB vs MIN: Davante Adams is WR1 every week (21:11). LV vs CAR: Josh Jacobs proving to be a workhorse (24:12). NE vs MIA: Cam Newton is BACK (27:18). JAX vs IND: Jonathan Taylor show in Indy (30:15). LAC vs CIN: Austin Ekeler is an every-week RB1 (33:35). TB vs NO: Ronald Jones was the lead week to start the season (37:26). ARZ vs SF: Kyler Murray’s rushing creates high fantasy floor (42:00). LA vs DAL: Robert Woods is the Rams WR1 (44:38).

Sep 14, 2020
TNF reactions and injuries to watch ahead of Sunday
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Ian Hartitz recaps Chiefs-Texans and goes over some key injuries to monitor entering the weekend. Featuring snap counts and takeaways from both backfields, whether or not to drop Mecole Hardman, and what to expect from these offenses in the near future. Injury discussion includes thoughts on Mike Evans, Miles Sanders, Courtland Sutton, Kenny Golladay and David Montgomery.

Sep 11, 2020
Week 1 Starts/Sits and DFS Preview with Kevin Cole
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Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF data analyst Kevin Cole to talk about fantasy decision making (0:40). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: QBs (1:40). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: RBs (7:19). Start ‘em Sit ‘em: WRs (11:27). Start ‘em or Sit ‘em: TEs (16:18). Top DFS plays: QBs (21:38). Top DFS plays: RBs (25:52). Top DFS plays: WRs (29:08). Top DFS plays: TEs (32:55).

Sep 10, 2020
Week 1 Preview with Andrew Erickson
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Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF’s own Andrew Erickson to give game-by-game previews for Week 1 of the NFL (0:20). HOU vs KC: Don’t sleep on the Texans passing attack (02:08). GB vs MIN: Be confident in Adam Theilen out the gate (04:43). CHI vs DET: The Bears WRs will produce early (07:55). IND vs JAX: Parris Campbell will demand attention (10:52). MIA vs NE: Patriots will rely on the run game (14:09). PHI vs WFT: Fade Eagles offense Week 1 (17:22). CLV vs BLT: Both teams will pound the rock (21:11). NYJ vs BUF: Draft and start Chris Herndon in every league (24:56). LV vs CAR: Robby Anderson will have life in Carolina (28:18). SEA vs ATL: Hyde may eat into Carson’s snaps (30:53). LAC vs CIN: Start Tyrod Taylor over Joe Burrow (34:27). TB vs NO: Battle of the 40-year old QBs (37:31). ARZ vs SF: Start Kenyan Drake with confidence (40:53). DAL vs LA: Ceedee Lamb can have success from the slot (45:00). PIT vs NYG: Don’t fade Big Ben on the road (48:51). TEN vs DEN: Courtland Sutton will shine downfield (52:48).

Sep 09, 2020
2020 Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Seattle Seahawks as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Seahawks roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Russell Wilson, Chris Carson, Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Phillip Dorsett, and Greg Olsen.

Sep 06, 2020
2020 Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Los Angeles Rams as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Rams roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Jared Goff, Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, and Tyler Higbee.

Sep 05, 2020
2020 Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Arizona Cardinals as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Cardinals roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Kyler Murray, Kenyan Drake, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald, and Maxx Williams.

Sep 04, 2020
2020 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the San Francisco 49ers as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the 49ers roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, and George Kittle.

Sep 03, 2020
Most fantasy-relevant injuries and implications with Dr. Edwin Porras
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Ian Hartitz is joined by the Fantasy Points Medical Analyst Edwin Porras to talk about recent injuries from NFL training camps (0:49). Is Carson Wentz actually injury-prone? (1:39). Can Cam Newton stay healthy in 2020? (5:15). Be wary of James Conner’s injury history (9:00). Are there lingering concerns with David Johnson? (13:55). What to expect of Jalen Reagor’s shoulder injury (20:06). How concerning is Jarvis Landry’s hip injury? (23:07). T.J. Hockenson’s 2019 ankle injury may linger (27:20). Can a year off actually help Rob Gronkowski in 2020? (30:07). Quick Hitters: Should you worry about the health of these players? (34:47).

Sep 03, 2020
2020 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Las Vegas Raiders as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Raiders roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Josh Jacobs, Tyrell Williams, Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller.

Sep 02, 2020
2020 Denver Broncos Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Denver Broncos as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Broncos roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Drew Lock, Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, and Noah Fant.

Sep 01, 2020
Catching up on training camp news with Hayden Winks
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Ian Hartitz is joined by Rotoworld’s NFL and Fantasy Football writer Hayden Winks to talk about key news coming out of NFL training camps (1:15). How the Jaguars will be impacted by releasing Leonard Fournette (1:20). Melvin Gordon or Phillip Lindsay: Which Broncos RB to target (7:36). How to approach the Detriot Lions backfield (11:46). Avoid drafting players from the Patriots RB room (14:59). Will Cam Akers take over the lead role with the Rams? (19:01). What to makes of the Raiders wide receivers (22:58). If Ben Roethlisberger is healthy, target the Steelers skill players (29:15). RB holdouts to watch: Dalvin Cook and Joe Mixon (33:31).

Sep 01, 2020
2020 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Los Angeles Chargers as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Chargers roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Tyrod Taylor, Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Jalen Guyton, and Hunter Henry.

Aug 31, 2020
2020 Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Kansas City Chiefs as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Chiefs roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, and Travis Kelce.

Aug 30, 2020
2020 Washington Football Team Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Washington Football Team as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Football Team's roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Dwayne Haskins Jr., Adrian Peterson, Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims Jr., Dontrelle Inman, and Logan Thomas. 

Aug 29, 2020
2020 New York Giants Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the New York Giants as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Giants roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram.

Aug 28, 2020
10 fantasy football draft commandments with Danny Kelly
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Ian Hartitz is joined by the host of The Ringer’s Fantasy Football Show Danny Kelly to talk about their 10 commandments of 2020 fantasy football drafts (1:22). 1st Commandment: Stick to ADP early and target your favorite players later (5:00). 2nd Commandment: Consider passing game pecking orders (07:36). 3rd Commandment: Hitch your wagon to high-powered offenses (11:08). 4th Commandment: Dual threat players are cheat codes (14:22). 5th Commandment: Beware of recency bias (20:15). 6th Commandment: Don’t always assume regression (23:15). 7th Commandment: Don’t be afraid of loaded position groups (26:08). 8th Commandment: Target RBs Pollard, Murray, Mattison, Edmonds (29:00). 9th Commandment: Analytics do matter (31:52). 10th Commandment: Draft Jets TE Chris Herndon (31:52).

Aug 27, 2020
2020 Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Philadelphia Eagles as the 2020 NFL season quickly approaches. He discusses the Eagles roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders, DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Zach Ertz, and Dallas Goedert.

Aug 26, 2020
Dynasty league rankings with Matthew Freedman
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Ian Hartitz is joined by FantasyLabs editor-in-chief Matthew Freedman to talk about their dynasty league player rankings (2:05). Their top-5 dynasty league QBs (2:18). Top-5 dynasty league RBs (8:08). Top-5 dynasty league WRs (20:46). Top-5 dynasty league TEs (30:52) Rapid fire: where should you value these players in dynasty? (40:40)

Aug 25, 2020
2020 Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Dallas Cowboys as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Cowboys roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, and Blake Jarwin.

Aug 24, 2020
2020 New York Jets Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the New York Jets as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Jets roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Sam Darnold, Le'Veon Bell, Frank Gore, Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims, and Chris Herndon.

Aug 23, 2020
2020 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Miami Dolphins as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Dolphins roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tua Tagovailoa, Jordan Howard, Matt Breida, DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, Jakeem Grant, and Mike Gesicki.

Aug 22, 2020
2020 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Buffalo Bills as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Bills roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Josh Allen, Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Dawson Knox.

Aug 21, 2020
Favorite fantasy values and fades with Dwain McFarland
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PFF and Establish the Run analyst Dwain McFarland joins host Ian Hartitz to break down who they've consistently been drafting/fading throughout the offseason. Dwain starts out by professing his love for Cam Akers at his current ADP before Ian screams from the mountain tops that you need to draft James Conner in 2020. Discussion continues with a look at Brandin Cooks and Chris Herndon before Dwain tears down pretty much every veteran volume-based RB in the league. Ian explains why he's wary of taking Cooper Kupp before the guys round things out with some honorable mention hits.


Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF’s very own Dwain McFarland to talk about their favorite fantasy values (1:47). What is the best strategy for drafting tight ends (20:18). Their top players to fade in redrafts (25:21). Honorable Mention values and fades (44:04).

Aug 20, 2020
2020 New England Patriots Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the New England Patriots as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Patriots roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Cam Newton, Sony Michel, James White, Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, Mohamed Sanu Sr. and Devin Asiasi.

Aug 19, 2020
Breaking down top-10 fantasy QB/receiver stacks with Nick Traicoff
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Ian Hartitz is joined by the founder of Roto Street Journal NickTraicoff to talk about the receiving weapons at the disposal of last year’s top-10 fantasy QBs (1:36). Quick hitters, buy or sell on these receiving options (26:30). Two of the best late round quarterback and wide receiver stacks to target (39:20).

Aug 18, 2020
2020 New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the New Orleans Saints as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Saints roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Michael Thomas, Taysom Hill, Emmanuel Sanders, and Jared Cook.

Aug 17, 2020
2020 Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Atlanta Falcons as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Falcons roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Matt Ryan, Todd Gurley, Ito Smith, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Hayden Hurst. 

Aug 14, 2020
Strength of schedule positional breakdown with Kent Weyrauch
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Ian Hartitz is joined by PFF’s very own Kent Weyrauch to talk about their favorite and least favorite QBs by their strength of schedule to start the year (1:44). Which running backs should you start early in the season and who should you stay away from (9:50). Avoid the Giants receiving corps but target the Bears (18:10). Bills’ Dawson Knox and Cowboys’ Blake Jarwin primed for breakout seasons in 2020 (27:29).

Aug 13, 2020
2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Buccaneers roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Tom Brady, Ronald Jones, LeSean McCoy, Peyton Barber, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, O. J. Howard, and Rob Gronkowski!

Aug 12, 2020
Training camp battles and projected pecking orders with Adam Levitan
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Co-founder of Establish The Run Adam Levitan joins host Ian Hartitz to break down some of the league's most fantasy-relevant position battles. The guys start with breaking down Washington's backfield projections now that Derrius Guice is out of the picture. Conversatino continues with a look at various values in the Dolphins' backfield as well as in the Raiders' rookie-filled passing game. Debate on whether or not Le'Veon Bell can return to form ensues before Ian and Adam break down the projected pass game pecking order in Pittsburgh. Things conclude with a quick-hit round featuring thoughts on the Buccaneers backfield, Browns passing game, Texans passing game, Bengals WR3, and the Patriots' situation under center.

Aug 11, 2020
2020 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Carolina Panthers as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Panthers roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Teddy Bridgewater, Christian McCaffrey, D. J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson, and Ian Thomas. 

Aug 10, 2020
2020 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Tennessee Titans as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Titans roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, A. J. Brown, Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, and Jonnu Smith. 

Aug 07, 2020
Fantasy impact of offseason news with Scott Pianowski
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Yahoo Sports Fantasy analyst Scott Pianowski joins host Ian Hartitz to break down the fantasy impact of some recent offseason news. The guys debate whether Antonio Brown is worth a late-round selection before breaking down just how high fantasy investors should feel comfortable pursuing Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The discussion continues with analysis on the newlook Tampa Bay and San Francisco backfields. Thoughts on Dalvin Cook, Evan Engram, Will Fuller, Bryan Edwards and Sony Michel wrap up the injury and off-the-field updates from the show.

Aug 06, 2020
2020 Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Jaguars roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Gardner Minshew, Leonard Fournette, Chris Thompson, D. J. Chark, Dede Westbrook, Laviska Shenault Jr., and Tyler Eifert.

Aug 05, 2020
Offensive Line continuity and rankings with Ross Tucker
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Former NFL offensive lineman and host of the Fantasy Feast Ross Tucker joins host Ian Hartitz to talk about the league's offensive line continuity and rankings. Discussion first touches on whether or not the Rams can rebound in 2020 despite hardly adding any resources to the unit. The guys then discuss Kyler Murray's growth in year two, if the 2020 Browns can be a post-hype boom, and the advantages that a dual-threat talent like Tyrod Taylor can have on an entire rushing attack. Analysis on the league's top-five and bottom-five offensive lines wraps up the episode.

Aug 04, 2020
2020 Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Football Preview
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Ian Hartitz dives in on the Indianapolis Colts as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Colts roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Philip Rivers, Marlon Mack, Jonathan Taylor, T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Parris Campbell, Jack Doyle and Trey Burton. 

Aug 03, 2020
2020 Houston Texans Fantasy Football Preview
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