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Want to dominate your league and get Fantasy Football bragging rights? Join host Adam Aizer, analysts Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg, Heath Cummings and the rest of our crew throughout the year. Start or Sit, Waiver Wire, Buy or Sell, Grade the Trade and mailbag from your emails and #AskFFT tweets. This is the only podcast you'll need to win your league.

Want to dominate your league and get Fantasy Football bragging rights? Join host Adam Aizer, analysts Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg, Heath Cummings and the rest of our crew throughout the year. Start or Sit, Waiver Wire, Buy or Sell, Grade the Trade and mailbag from your emails and #AskFFT tweets. This is the only podcast you'll need to win your league.

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Want to dominate your league and get Fantasy Football bragging rights? Join host Adam Aizer, analysts Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg, Heath Cummings and the rest of our crew throughout the year. Start or Sit, Waiver Wire, Buy or Sell, Grade the Trade and mailbag from your emails and #AskFFT tweets. This is the only podcast you'll need to win your league.

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Episodes

Mailbag! Plenty of Dynasty Questions (05/29 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/28/2020
We've got an hour of redraft and dynasty questions for you, but first we have a surprisingly spirited discussion about Diontae Johnson (2:24)! Is the hype legit? And what are the latest rumors about the Eagles backfield (10:25)? ... Starting with your redraft questions (14:55), we touch on Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kenyan Drake, Christian McCaffrey's workload (16:50), the Giants WRs (22:40), keepers, Best Ball strategy (26:00), A.J. Green (29:05) and more ... And now on to Dynasty as we answer...

Duration:01:03:29

Advanced Stats 101 (05/28 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/27/2020
Need to get up to speed on air yards, yards per route run, aDOT or the other fancy stats that are becoming more relevant these days? We've got a Fantasy Football Advanced Statistics primer for you. We'll tell you our favorite stats to use and briefly talk QB strategy (8:00) before we get into the nitty gritty ... Let's start with some RB stats (10:43) as Ben tells you about High Value Touches (HVT). We cover Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb. What types of touches matter and lead to Fantasy...

Duration:01:03:16

TE Regression; Rookies/Free Agents in a Shortened Offseason (05/26 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/26/2020
Big news (kinda?) as Carlos Hyde signs with Seattle. How will this affect Chris Carson (2:42)? Is there any reason to believe Carson won't get his typical 300 or so carries? ... We talk Tight End regression (13:40) with Jared Cook and his crazy 2019 stats leading the way. His yards per target, yards per catch and TD rate were too high, but can he still be a Fantasy starter even with regression? Then we compare Darren Waller and Mark Andrews (19:40). They have different regression coming and...

Duration:00:56:01

Regression to the Mean! (05/22 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/21/2020
We often talk about regression to the mean ... well, what does it mean??? We briefly explain before a quick discussion about some of the players with a lot of regression coming their way like Lamar Jackson, Aaron Jones and A.J. Brown. We've also got some news items (7:00) on Jarvis Landry, Melvin Gordon and more ... QB regression (12:00) begins with Jackson. What else was wacky other than his TD rate? We also discuss Ryan Tannehill and Jared Goff. At RB (28:40), what will a normal season...

Duration:01:05:10

Year Two WRs ... How Good Are They? (05/20 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/20/2020
D.J. Chark, Michael Gallup, Courtland Sutton and D.J. Moore all took giant leaps in their second NFL seasons, so what does that mean for the rising sophomore WRs like Terry McLaurin, D.K. Metcalf, A.J. Brown and others? Get ready for an extended philosophical discussion about how to identify Year 2 breakouts. First, some news (5:00)! Remember Chris Herndon? Keep him on your radar ... We'll give you a brief history of WRs who have reached 900 receiving yards as rookies since 2000 and what it...

Duration:00:54:01

Workhorse RBs Who Might Not Be Very Good (05/19 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/19/2020
We love touches for RBs, but what if those guys aren't very good anymore? We're evaluating Le'Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, David Montgomery, James Conner and Leonard Fournette. First, we have some news (4:55) on Ben Roethlisberger and Nyheim Hines, among others ... Asking key questions about these seven RBs (11:15) like who gets the most carries? Most catches? Who has the most upside? Most downside (17:35)? ... Finally, we take a closer look at each RB and when they...

Duration:00:46:42

Lessons Learned from a 2019 Draft (05/18 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/18/2020
Sometimes it is helpful to revisit history. Today we'll look at a PPR draft we did just before the start of the 2019 season and see what lessons we can learn. First, we read an email comparing Mike Evans and Amari Cooper (2:55) and as "The Last Dance" has come to a close, we reflect on what made Michael Jordan such a captivating athlete (6:15) and of course debate Jordan vs. LeBron ... Quick news items (13:31) on the WAS WRs, James Conner and more before we get into last year's draft! As we...

Duration:01:01:47

FFTOMORROW! The Best Players of the Next 6 Seasons! (05/15 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/15/2020
Today we look ahead to the next six seasons of Fantasy Football and pick our Top 3 players at each position. Obviously Michael Thomas will be on that list, so let's start today's show talking about his 2020 draft value (2:24). Should he really be a Top 5 pick in any format? Or should he be behind those Top 5 RBs? ... News and notes (13:10) on Todd Gurley, Tom Brady and more ... The best of the next six seasons! Starting with QB (18:00), why was Lamar Jackson left off some ballots? Is Kyler...

Duration:00:52:59

FFYesterday: Biggest Busts (1997-2019)! Also: Backup QB Strategy (05/14 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/14/2020
Is 2018 Le'Veon Bell the biggest bust of the last 23 years? Many would say yes, but Adam of course would say no. Find out why! Then we pivot to news items we may or may not care about (8:25) and 2020 draft strategy. What do we look for in a backup QB (11:00)? What is the incentive to draft a backup QB late even if you have a stud as your starter? ... We are on to the biggest busts since 1997 (20:24)! Eddie Lacy and Trent Richardson were huge disappointments as first round Fantasy picks, but...

Duration:00:48:09

FFYesterday: Biggest Breakouts, One-Year Wonders and Outlier Games (05/13 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/13/2020
We begin with a thorough discussion about Davante Adams (4:26). He does not excel in yards per target, so what happens if his targets decrease? Is that really going to happen? Do we have any actual concerns about him? Then we get into the news and notes (14:38) as the Raiders are talking as if they are going to play 1950's football. And what will the Giants offense look like with Jason Garrett calling plays? ... It's time to turn back the clock for Fantasy Football YESTERDAY! Who are the...

Duration:01:01:12

Fantasy Football YESTERDAY: Mount Rushmore for Each Position (1997-2019) (05/12 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/12/2020
The best QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs of the last 23 seasons! There is plenty of debate on today's show. First, let's talk about 2020 and focus on the Browns backfield (5:30). What will Kareem Hunt's role be and will it be big enough to ruin Nick Chubb's Fantasy prospects? ... The Mount Rushmore QBs were fairly easy (11:30), but does Tom Brady belong ahead of Aaron Rodgers? RBs (17:28) were a bit different with Ben actually putting someone other than LaDanian Tomlinson #1. And finding the fourth RB...

Duration:00:56:19

Fantasy Football YESTERDAY: The Best Fantasy Performances Since 1997 (05/11 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/11/2020
Welcome to Fantasy Football YESTERDAY! All this week we are looking back at the best and the worst of Fantasy Football since 1997. Today, we review a draft of the best individual seasons. The best of Marshall Faulk, LaDanian Tomlinson, Marvin Harrison, Peyton Manning and more. First, we wonder if the NFL is about to go back in time by becoming a run-first league (2:55). Is this actually happening? We debate and discuss ... Getting into the "Best Seasons Ever" draft (15:40), Tomlinson was NOT...

Duration:00:51:54

Schedule Reaction! Winners, Losers, Tough CB Matchups and More (05/08 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/8/2020
What matters to our analysts when they get their first look at the schedule (1:40)? Is it just the first few games? Is it the Fantasy playoffs? We'll tell you what we look for and then we'll tell you about the big winners (7:44). The Chargers have a favorable schedule, Kyler Murray is looking good right now and Ben Roethlisberger could be a great draft pick based on his early schedule ... Let's talk about D.K. Metcalf and Amari Cooper as they have brutal cornerback matchups, but it might not...

Duration:00:40:01

Dynasty Talk with DLF's Jeff Haverlack (05/07 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/7/2020
Whether you're new to Dynasty, have been playing Dynasty for years or just want to hear about some rookie and veteran players with bright NFL futures, this episode has got all of that. Jeff Haverlack of Dynasty League Football joins us to talk about how to identify a Year 2 or Year 3 breakout (4:22) and good Buy Low candidates in Dynasty Leagues. How do we feel about Alexander Mattison and Mecole Hardman, for example? And we get into the Year 2 WRs of course (17:15 ish) ... Let's talk about...

Duration:00:57:42

Mike Wright of the Fantasy Footballers Talks Le'Veon Bell, Rookies and More (05/05 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/6/2020
We're joined by Mike Wright (@FFHitman) of the Fantasy Footballers Podcast. He tries to keep our Miles Sanders expectations in check (3:25) before we get to the big Frank Gore news (11:03)! What does this mean for Le'Veon Bell? ... We ask Mike for his Top 5 rookies (17:35) plus why he's excited about Ke'Shawn Vaughn (24:15). Also we discuss rookie WRs (27:53), Amari Cooper (36:30) and Antonio Gibson (44:00) ... Want to know Mike's favorite video games and movies? His favorite Fantasy...

Duration:01:01:14

Mock Draft Review! When Were the Rookie RBs Selected? (05/04 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/4/2020
It's just another Mock Draft Monday, and today we're breaking down the first six rounds of our 12-team, PPR draft and of course spotlighting the rookie RBs. Ben Gretch's team (1:50) is heavy on rookie RBs, but did he go too far? ... News and notes (14:00) including thoughts on Leonard Fournette, James Conner and Le'Veon Bell. And then we put a bow on our research about how rookie WRs affect veteran WRs (21:05) and what it will mean for Amari Cooper this season ... On to the mock draft...

Duration:01:02:16

Favorite Mid-Round Picks, Rookie Notes, Mailbag (05/01 Fantasy Football Podcast)

5/1/2020
Which mid-round picks are we targeting lately (2:15)? What are we learning about the Bucs and Chiefs backfields (4:40)? Which WRs are best suited for the Friendship Strategy (10:00)? Which Top 24 picks are we most nervous about (10:30)? These are just some of the questions we start the show with, and we also talk about the best football games we've ever seen ... Some more news and notes to cover (16:25) as we analyze Chris Carson's status, Josh Reynolds, Cam Newton and more ... It's mailbag...

Duration:00:49:37

Tight End Rankings! Look Out for ... Mike Gesicki!? (04/30 Fantasy Football Podcast)

4/30/2020
Tight Ends weren't affected all that much by the NFL Draft, but perhaps Hayden Hurst and Darren Waller were. We answer some questions related to the draft to kick things off (2:15) ... Getting into the consensus rankings (13:13), who are #3-5 in the rankings? Is Waller in there? Is Tyler Higbee (21:41)? And then we move on to the next group (27:12) as Ben makes a case for Evan Engram as a Top 5 guy. How are we feeling about Austin Hooper? ... We discuss #9-12 in the consensus rankings...

Duration:00:55:20

Wide Receiver Rankings Debates (04/29 Fantasy Football Podcast)

4/29/2020
Ranking the rookies is tough, but we'll give it a shot (2:24) as we spend some time on the top rookie WRs and wonder who has the chance to get 100 targets, which is not easy for a rookie WR ... News and notes from around the NFL (12:00). Is Philadelphia going to open up the offense and throw downfield? What do the San Francisco and Baltimore backfields look like right now and what will they look like by the end of the season? We also talk about the 49ers receiving corps which may be deeper...

Duration:00:53:56

Running Back Rankings! Where are the Rookies? Miles Sanders Top 6? (04/28 Fantasy Football Podcast)

4/28/2020
As we continue to react to the NFL Draft, we reveal our consensus RB rankings and Dave, Jamey and Ben tell us who they are particularly high on. First, a couple of news items including (1:00): Is Jalen Hurts going to play running back!? ... Let's take a look at the backfields that include rookie RBs (6:45). Who do we like best in spots like Indianapolis, Detroit, Green Bay and Kansas City? ... Taking you through the consensus rankings five spots at a time (16:00). What makes Joe Mixon...

Duration:00:51:17