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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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Fantasy Files: Stefon Diggs is an alpha WR1
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.
10:46
May 17, 2021
10 questions with Tee Higgins
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.
15:40
May 7, 2021
Mega NFL Draft Recap
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.
01:18:20
May 3, 2021
NFL Draft day two review
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.
42:02
May 1, 2021
NFL Draft 1st round review
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.
41:53
April 30, 2021
Fantasy-friendly mock draft szn
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.
01:05:01
April 28, 2021
10 questions with George Chahrouri
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.
34:22
April 23, 2021
Get Najee Harris to the Steelers now, ask questions later
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.
01:05:16
April 21, 2021
10 questions with Anthony Treash
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.
36:60
April 16, 2021
Chase Edmonds RB2 szn
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.
01:04:40
April 14, 2021
10 questions with Mike Renner
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.
27:18
April 9, 2021
Sam Darnold is not a good NFL quarterback
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.
01:20:02
April 7, 2021
10 questions with Pat Kerrane
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.
47:02
April 2, 2021
Seriously stop calling Jalen Hurts a sleeper
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.
01:05:02
March 31, 2021
10 questions with Austin Gayle
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.
35:03
March 26, 2021
Final free agency thoughts
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.
01:01:47
March 24, 2021
All things free agency
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.
01:33:55
March 18, 2021
Offseason news and free agency preview
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.
01:20:59
March 15, 2021
Kansas City Chiefs offseason preview with Soren Petro
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.
38:20
March 12, 2021
Houston Texans offseason preview with Stephanie Stradley
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.
52:09
March 11, 2021
Carolina Panthers offseason preview with Josh Norris
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.
32:15
March 10, 2021
Denver Broncos offseason preview with George Stoia
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.
34:00
March 9, 2021
New York Giants offseason preview with Dan Duggan
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.
28:14
March 8, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason preview with Greg Auman
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.
20:20
March 7, 2021
Green Bay Packers offseason preview with Paul Noonan
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.
31:24
March 6, 2021
Miami Dolphins offseason preview with Josh Tolentino
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.
26:39
March 5, 2021
New England Patriots offseason preview with Bernd Buchmasser
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.
31:30
March 4, 2021
Cincinnati Bengals offseason preview with Ben Baby
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.
38:20
March 3, 2021
Washington offseason preview with Ben Standig
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.
33:18
March 2, 2021
Browns offseason preview with Zac Jackson
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.
28:23
March 1, 2021
Ravens offseason preview with Stuckey
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.
32:09
February 28, 2021
Jets offseason preview with Michael Nania
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.
32:20
February 27, 2021
Titans offseason preview with Turron Davenport
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.
23:56
February 26, 2021
Cardinals offseason preview with Darren Urban
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.
18:03
February 25, 2021
Chargers offseason preview with Daniel Popper
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.
34:47
February 24, 2021
Vikings offseason preview with Matthew Coller
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.
31:47
February 23, 2021
Saints offseason preview with Nick Underhill
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.
21:26
February 22, 2021
Seahawks offseason preview with Ben Baldwin
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.
24:20
February 21, 2021
Eagles offseason preview with Benjamin Solak
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.
28:35
February 20, 2021
Colts offseason preview with Kevin Bowen
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.
24:31
February 19, 2021
Raiders offseason preview with Ryan Lopes
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.
24:29
February 18, 2021
Bears offseason preview with Joe Ostrowski
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.
29:08
February 17, 2021
Jaguars offseason preview with Ashlyn Sullivan
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.
23:23
February 16, 2021
Falcons offseason preview with Charles McDonald
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.
22:54
February 15, 2021
Rams offseason preview with Rich Hammond
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.
24:53
February 14, 2021
Steelers offseason preview with Matt Williamson
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.
19:47
February 13, 2021
Bills offseason preview with Mike Schopp
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.
23:28
February 12, 2021
Lions offseason preview with Justin Rogers
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.
22:08
February 11, 2021
Cowboys offseason preview with Marcus Mosher
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.
24:15
February 10, 2021
49ers offseason preview with Rob Guerrera
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.
18:07
February 9, 2021
10 questions with Eric Eager
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).
28:14
February 5, 2021
Super Bowl breakdown
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.
01:06:05
February 3, 2021
10 questions with John Daigle
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?
01:01:32
January 29, 2021
Top 12 fantasy football takeaways from the playoffs
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
57:07
January 27, 2021
10 questions with Matthew Freedman
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.
44:56
January 22, 2021
NFC and AFC Championship breakdown
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
01:08:32
January 20, 2021
10 questions with Michael Fabiano
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?
39:35
January 15, 2021
Divisional Round breakdown
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
01:32:22
January 13, 2021
10 questions with Danny Kelly
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?
41:25
January 7, 2021
Wild Card breakdown
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
01:30:60
January 6, 2021
10 questions with TJ Hernandez
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?
35:48
January 1, 2021
Week 17 game by game breakdown
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
01:23:01
December 30, 2020
10 questions with RotoPat
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?
36:47
December 24, 2020
Week 16 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:27:16
December 23, 2020
Bengals-Steelers reactions and Week 16 waiver wire analysis
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.
20:25
December 22, 2020
Week 15 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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.
01:20:27
December 21, 2020
Chargers-Raiders reactions and Week 15 injuries to monitor
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.
27:33
December 18, 2020
10 questions with Peter Overzet
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
28:44
December 17, 2020
Week 15 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:14:34
December 16, 2020
Ravens-Browns reactions and Week 15 waiver wire analysis
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.
19:01
December 15, 2020
Week 14 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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.
59:17
December 14, 2020
Rams-Patriots takeaways and Week 14 injury notes
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.
32:12
December 11, 2020
10 questions with ESPN's Mike Clay
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?
32:47
December 10, 2020
Week 14 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:32:00
December 9, 2020
Football Team-Steelers, Bills-49ers takeaways and Week 14 waiver wire thoughts
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.
37:19
December 8, 2020
Week 13 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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).
01:18:23
December 7, 2020
10 questions with Evan Silva
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?
44:39
December 3, 2020
Week 13 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:24:04
December 2, 2020
Seahawks-Eagles reactions and Week 13 waiver wire thoughts
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.
32:51
December 1, 2020
Week 12 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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).
01:16:57
November 30, 2020
Thanksgiving Day reactions and Week 12 injuries to watch
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
44:02
November 27, 2020
Week 12 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:28:46
November 25, 2020
Rams-Buccaneers reactions and Week 12 waiver wire thoughts
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.
31:18
November 24, 2020
Week 11 fantasy football takeaways and reactions
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.
01:34:43
November 23, 2020
Seahawks-Cardinals reactions and Week 11 injury updates
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.
34:06
November 20, 2020
10 questions with Marcus Mosher
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
38:14
November 19, 2020
Week 11 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:14:55
November 18, 2020
Vikings-Bears reactions and Week 11 waiver wire thoughts
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.
34:45
November 17, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 10
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.
01:31:45
November 16, 2020
Colts-Titans reactions and Week 10 injuries to watch
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.
31:44
November 13, 2020
Top 10 Week 10 storylines with Field Yates
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.
37:03
November 12, 2020
Week 10 game-by-game breakdown
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.
01:11:53
November 11, 2020
Patriots-Jets reactions and Week 10 waiver wire thoughts
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.
38:09
November 10, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 9
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.
01:27:35
November 9, 2020
Packers-49ers reaction and Week 9 injury notes
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.
30:55
November 6, 2020
Top-10 Week 9 storylines with Jason Moore
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
39:41
November 6, 2020
Week 9 game-by-game breakdown
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
01:05:34
November 4, 2020
Buccaneers-Giants reactions and Week 9 waiver wire thoughts
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.
37:57
November 3, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 8
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.
01:18:07
November 2, 2020
Falcons-Panthers reactions and injuries to watch ahead of Week 8
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.
27:09
October 30, 2020
Top 10 Week 8 fantasy football storylines with Jamey Eisenberg
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).
36:03
October 29, 2020
Week 8 game-by-game breakdown
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).
01:10:13
October 28, 2020
Rams-Bears reaction and Week 8 waiver wire thoughts
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.
30:19
October 27, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 7
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.
01:20:25
October 26, 2020
Giants-Eagles takeaways plus Week 7 injury news and advice
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.
34:35
October 23, 2020
Week 7 WR/CB matchups with Aqib Talib
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).
25:07
October 22, 2020
Week 7 game-by-game breakdown
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.
52:07
October 21, 2020
Chiefs-Bills and Cardinals-Cowboys reactions and Week 7 waiver wire thoughts
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.
38:22
October 20, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 6
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.
01:16:45
October 19, 2020
Week 6 top-10 storylines and strength of schedule thoughts with Nathan Jahnke
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).
35:07
October 15, 2020
Week 6 game-by-game breakdown with Dwain McFarland
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.
01:18:37
October 14, 2020
Saints-Chargers fantasy football reactions and Week 6 waiver wire thoughts
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.
29:24
October 13, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 5
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.
01:02:19
October 12, 2020
Bears-Buccaneers takeaways and Week 5 injuries to watch
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.
28:19
October 9, 2020
Top Week 5 fantasy football storylines and DFS picks with Sean Koerner
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.
45:33
October 8, 2020
Week 5 game-by-game breakdown
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.
01:02:56
October 7, 2020
Week 4 MNF takeaways, injury notes and waiver wire discussion
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.
30:13
October 6, 2020
Fantasy Football Takeaways and Reactions From Week 4
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.
01:02:47
October 5, 2020
Jets-Broncos takeaways and injuries to watch ahead of Week 4
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.
23:07
October 2, 2020
Week 4 starts/sits and top DFS picks with Chris Raybon
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.
34:48
October 1, 2020
Week 4 game-by-game breakdown with Dwain McFarland
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.
01:31:24
September 30, 2020
Chiefs-Ravens MNF takeaways and reaction plus waiver wire advice
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.
30:38
September 29, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Week 3
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.
57:04
September 28, 2020
Dolphins-Jags TNF Recap and Looking Ahead to Week 3
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.
24:43
September 25, 2020
Week 3 Starts/Sits and Top DFS Picks with Mike Tagliere
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).
47:47
September 24, 2020
Week 3 Breakdown with Andrew Erickson
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).
01:03:29
September 23, 2020
Saints-Raiders MNF Recap and Week 3 Waiver Wire Thoughts
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.
29:21
September 22, 2020
Takeaways and Reactions from Week 2
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.  
01:12:35
September 21, 2020
Browns-Bengals reaction and injuries to watch ahead of Sunday
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.
25:17
September 18, 2020
Week 3 start/sits and DFS picks with Rich Hribar
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).
45:46
September 17, 2020
Week 2 Preview with Dwain McFarland
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).
01:15:51
September 16, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways from Monday night football and waiver wire thoughts
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.
25:48
September 15, 2020
Fantasy football takeaways and reactions from Sunday
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).
50:49
September 14, 2020
TNF reactions and injuries to watch ahead of Sunday
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.
22:52
September 11, 2020
Week 1 Starts/Sits and DFS Preview with Kevin Cole
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).
37:57
September 10, 2020
Week 1 Preview with Andrew Erickson
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).
58:31
September 9, 2020
2020 Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Football Preview
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.
15:20
September 6, 2020
2020 Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Football Preview
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.
16:52
September 5, 2020
2020 Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Football Preview
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.
18:26
September 4, 2020
2020 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Preview
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.
17:34
September 3, 2020
Most fantasy-relevant injuries and implications with Dr. Edwin Porras
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).
43:55
September 3, 2020
2020 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Preview
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.
15:37
September 2, 2020
2020 Denver Broncos Fantasy Football Preview
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.
18:37
September 1, 2020
Catching up on training camp news with Hayden Winks
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).
43:00
September 1, 2020
2020 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Preview
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.
19:30
August 31, 2020
2020 Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Preview
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.
16:02
August 30, 2020
2020 Washington Football Team Fantasy Football Preview
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. 
18:58
August 29, 2020
2020 New York Giants Fantasy Football Preview
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.
16:36
August 28, 2020
10 fantasy football draft commandments with Danny Kelly
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).
36:21
August 27, 2020
2020 Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Football Preview
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.
20:23
August 26, 2020
Dynasty league rankings with Matthew Freedman
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)
55:47
August 25, 2020
2020 Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Preview
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.
15:54
August 24, 2020
2020 New York Jets Fantasy Football Preview
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.
18:56
August 23, 2020
2020 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Preview
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.
17:17
August 22, 2020
2020 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Football Preview
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.
18:17
August 21, 2020
Favorite fantasy values and fades with Dwain McFarland
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).
53:49
August 20, 2020
2020 New England Patriots Fantasy Football Preview
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.
17:43
August 19, 2020
Breaking down top-10 fantasy QB/receiver stacks with Nick Traicoff
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).
45:21
August 18, 2020
2020 New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football Preview
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.
16:37
August 17, 2020
2020 Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Football Preview
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. 
15:36
August 14, 2020
Strength of schedule positional breakdown with Kent Weyrauch
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).
37:03
August 13, 2020
2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football Preview
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!
15:39
August 12, 2020
Training camp battles and projected pecking orders with Adam Levitan
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.
28:51
August 11, 2020
2020 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Preview
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. 
12:04
August 10, 2020
2020 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football Preview
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. 
13:60
August 7, 2020
Fantasy impact of offseason news with Scott Pianowski
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.
56:46
August 6, 2020
2020 Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Football Preview
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.
14:03
August 5, 2020
Offensive Line continuity and rankings with Ross Tucker
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.
34:52
August 4, 2020
2020 Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Football Preview
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. 
14:32
August 3, 2020
2020 Houston Texans Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Houston Texans as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Texans roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Deshaun Watson, David Johnson, Duke Johnson, Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, and Darren Fells.
16:00
July 31, 2020
Undervalued potential future studs with Josh Norris
Rotoworld and NBC Sports Analyst Josh Norris joins host Ian Hartitz to talk up some of their favorite underused players in the league. The QB discussion starts with a breakdown on what Jameis Winston might be capable of achieving in New Orleans, and then the guys analyze the career upside of 49ers backup QB Nick Mullens. Josh decides to talk up Antonio Gibson as a potential future game-breaker at RB in Washington, while Ian longingly wishes for somebody to finally free Duke Johnson. Ian and Josh continue the discussion with a pair of future stud Ohio State WRs before things end with a look at the future prospects of TEs Adam Trautman and David Njoku.
45:48
July 30, 2020
2020 Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Detroit Lions as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Lions roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Matthew Stafford, Kerryon Johnson, D'Andre Swift, Kenny Golladay, and TJ Hockenson. 
15:05
July 29, 2020
Rookie RBs and muddled committees with Graham Barfield
Fantasy Points co-owner and creator of Yards Created (1:25) Graham Barfield joins host Ian Hartitz to talk all things rookie RBs along with some of the league's more-muddled backfields. The guys begin by discussing whether or not Jonathan Taylor (5:00) can break out of a potential committee before moving on to Clyde Edwards-Helaire's (8:15) dream spot. Debates on Cam Akers (12:14) and J.K. Dobbins (16:42) are followed by questions surrounding D'Andre Swift (21:07) and Ke'Shawn Vaughn's (24:24) ability to handle a three-down role. The guys close things out with a rapid fire round breaking down committees (34:00) from the Chargers, Cardinals and other potentially more volatile committees.
47:43
July 28, 2020
2020 Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Chicago Bears as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Bears roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Mitch Trubisky, Nick Foles, David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, Allen Robsinson, and Jimmy Graham.
15:54
July 27, 2020
2020 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Minnesota Vikings as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Vikings roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson and Kyle Rudolph. 
16:34
July 24, 2020
Life best ball draft with John Daigle
Ian Hartitz brings on Rotoworld NFL Analyst John Daigle to conduct a 12-person best-ball draft using Underdog Fantasy. The guys get lucky with the 1.01 pick and quickly scoop up Christian McCaffrey (0:50). Discussion continues on when exactly zero-RB is a viable strategy as the position flies off the board in the early rounds. Debates ensue surrounding the potential of Brandin Cooks, Mecole Hardman and Jalen Reagor among other WRs. 18 picks later (1:02:30)with plenty of jokes and discussion in between, the squad is complete and ready to go.
01:04:27
July 23, 2020
2020 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Green Bay Packers as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Packers roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players like Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and rookie AJ Dillon. Ian also talks about what you can expect from Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Devin Funchess and Jace Sternberger. 
12:43
July 22, 2020
Values and fades with Andrew Erickson
Ian Hartitz and Andrew Erickson go position-by-position through their player rankings to identify the best values and fades at current ADPs. Cam Newton should be a borderline QB1 (4:28), fading Drew Brees (6:45) and Baker Mayfield (8:49). Double-digit TD upside for Ronald Jones (14:02) and debating whether Kenyan Drake is a value or fade (19:28). Tyler Boyd is perennially undervalued (31:07) and Terry McLaurin’s massive ceiling (34:54), major concerns about Darius Slayton (37:58) and Cooper Kupp (41:04), and too much talent for A.J. Brown to bust (47:18). Andrew is all over Austin Hooper’s surprisingly low ADP (48:02), Ian is grabbing Chris Herndon in every draft (52:14), and the guys are at odds on whether Hayden Hurst is a value or fade (59:13).
01:08:20
July 21, 2020
2020 Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Cincinnati Bengals as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Bengals roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players like Joe Burrow, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and even C.J. Uzomah. Ian also discusses the backfield weapons in Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard.
14:13
July 20, 2020
2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Steelers roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players like Ben Roethlisberger, James Connor, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Eric Ebron. Ian also gives his take on the Steelers Defense and why he has them ranked #1 heading into 2020. 
13:45
July 17, 2020
Tight end breakdown with Matt Kelley
Ian Hartitz talks all things tight ends with The Podfather himself and RotoUnderworld Radio host Matt Kelley. The guys start with questioning whether or not this is the year George Kittle replaces Travis Kelce (1:48) as fantasy's No. 1 TE. The discussion continues with a look at the 2020 outlook for Mark Andrews (6:10), while debates over the Eagles (8:44), Raiders (13:48) and Rams (18:25) offenses lead to questions about whether their respective options at the position are worth pursuing in fantasy land. Second-year outlooks for Noah Fant as well as T.J. Hockenson (23:05) are followed by analysis on Gronk and Mike Gesicki (27:13). Finally, the guys finish things off with a rapid fire finish touching on some of the position's late-round options (36:34).
01:02:12
July 16, 2020
2020 Cleveland Browns Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Cleveland Browns as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Browns roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players like Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Landry, Beckham and Austin Hooper. 
14:52
July 15, 2020
Wide receiver breakdown with Matt Harmon
Ian Hartitz talks all things wide receivers with the creator of Reception Perception, Yahoo’s Matt Harmon. Could Davante Adams overtake Michael Thomas as the fantasy WR1 (4:02) in 2020? Uncertainty with Deandre Hopkins on a new team (11:21), hoping for an Odell Beckham Jr. rebound (22:09), and hyping up A.J. Brown to get more targets (33:49). Discussion on Terry McLaurin (37:38), Henry Ruggs (41:20), D.J. Moore (44:00), Calvin Ridley (47:17), and so much more.
51:39
July 14, 2020
2020 Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football Preview
Ian Hartitz dives in on the Baltimore Ravens as the 2020 NFL season approaches. He discusses the Ravens roster from a fantasy football perspective and breaks down players like Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, Marquise Brown, and Mark Andrews. 
11:17
July 13, 2020
Running back breakdown with Justin Boone
Ian Hartitz talks all things running backs with The Score's lead fantasy analyst Justin Boone. Both Ian and Justin are incredibly high on Kenyan Drake's potential as a three-down workhorse (6:40), and there's also value to be had among some of the league's veteran backs that switched teams. Detailed discussion includes thoughts on Aaron Jones (16:00), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22:35), Melvin Gordon & Chris Carson (31:00), David Montgomery (35:30), Raheem Mostert (38:10), James Conner (53:15) and much more.
01:02:01
July 9, 2020
Quarterback breakdown with Evan Silva
Ian Hartitz kicks off the new-look PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with a discussion of the league's QB landscape with Establish The Run's Evan Silva. Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes (3:45) as the QB1 leads to the realization that there are two fairly clear-cut tiers of players atop the position. Detailed discussion (8:38) includes thoughts on Carson Wentz, Josh Allen, more Josh Allen, Daniel Jones, Joe Burrow, Gardner Minshew, Teddy Bridgewater and Tyrod Taylor.
56:24
July 7, 2020