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Eno & DVR return from a two-week break to a massive haul of free-agent signings and extensions including Max Scherzer and Starling Marte to the Mets, Marcus Semien to the Rangers, Kevin Gausman to the Blue Jays, an 11-year extension for Wander Franco, and a seven-year deal for Byron Buxton to remain in Minnesota. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris F…
 
At the time this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast goes to air, there will still be one game remaining in Week 12. However, with most fantasy matchups already decided, the final two weeks of the typical fantasy season rest heavy on everyone's mind. Beller, Jake and Funston take what we saw in Week 12 and apply it to these next two we…
 
Michael Beller joins Derek VanRiper to take the first look at the Week 13 waiver wire. An unfortunate week of injuries at the running back position has opened up a few intriguing options to pick up as late-season additions including Alexander Mattison (in shallow leagues), two backs in Tennessee, and a few volume options on bad teams that could hel…
 
On The Wire - Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino), contributor with NBC SportsEdge and Fantrax as well as the cohost of the Bases Loaded Fantasy Baseball Podcast (@BasesLoadedPod) to discuss the the hitter free agent market and what possible moves that should be considered when drafti…
 
Beller, Zac and Vic are back for another round of Five Faves, with their 15 combined picks covering nine of the remaining Week 12 games. Among their favorites, you'll find... Vic and Zac going head to head on the Panthers (-1.5) at Dolphins. Zac and Beller finding agreement on Vikings (+3) at 49ers Beller and Vic doing the same on Steelers (+4.5) a…
 
Beller and DVR get together on the day before Thanksgiving to give thanks that they're still alive in this Survivor pool, and to find picks for Week 12. Beller's lucky to have the Patriots available, and he zeroed in on them quickly. DVR, meanwhile, had to get a bit more creative with his pick. The guys discuss the top plays, secondary picks, teams…
 
Traditional Thanksgiving food can be good Welsh gives a legitimate AFL sleeper Does it matter that Juan Yepez performed well in the AFL? James and Chris had some good pre-AFL calls Nick Gonzales makes a statement with his bat How many fantasy categories will Marco Luciano help in Buy high on Nick Yorke? Is now the time to cash out Oneil Cruz? Much …
 
Happy Thanksgiving to all our loyal listeners and viewers. To show our appreciation, we present you with a fantasy feast on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. This is shaping up to be a fun week in the NFL, with Rams-Packers, Vikings-49ers, Colts-Buccaneers, and Bengals-Steelers among the games with serious implications in the s…
 
Nando and Vaccaro talk turkey on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Literally and figuratively! On the figurative side, the guys discuss the Thanksgiving Day games, why Vaccaro hates watching the Saints and Giants, the greatness of Jonathan Taylor and Justin Jefferson, and why it's time to worry about Russell Wilson. On the lite…
 
We're rounding third and heading for home in the 2021 fantasy football regular season. Most leagues have just three weeks remaining before the playoffs, making any lessons we can draw from Week 11 potentially crucial for keeping championship hopes alive. So, what are those lessons? Well, it's time to totally recalibrate what we think about Seattle'…
 
Michael Beller joins Derek VanRiper to take the first look at the Week 12 waiver wire. As the Dallas receiving corps gets hampered by injuries, is Cedric Wilson a viable option for the upcoming week? How much interest should you have in Van Jefferson down the stretch? And, are there any waiver-wire running backs worth considering? Follow Beller on …
 
Beller and DVR discuss the Week 11 slate from the DFS perspective. Cam Newton is back! Is he a viable cheap option at quarterback this week? Which top-end RB is Beller building around? How much exposure should you seek in the Dallas-Kansas City matchup? Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTub…
 
Beller, Zac and Vic are back for another round of Five Faves, with their 15 combined picks covering 10 of the remaining Week 11 games. Among their favorites, you'll find... Beller and Vic going head to head on the Packers (-1.5) and Vikings. Vic and Zac finding a form of agreement on Lions/Browns. Zac and Beller doing the same in Cowboys/Chiefs. An…
 
Week 10 was another celebration of the backup running back, with the likes of Rhamondre Stevenson, Mark Ingram and D'Ernest Johnson coming through for fantasy owners. They all find themselves in different circumstances this week, which is just one of the many storylines coming our way in Week 11. Beller, Jake and Funston break it all down on this e…
 
It was another ghastly week in Survivor pools in Week 10, with results like Washington over Buccaneers, Panthers over Cardinals and the Steelers-Lions tie taking out huge numbers. For those that survived (thank you, Cowboys) it's on to Week 11. Beller and DVR make their Survivor picks for Week 11 on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Pod…
 
Is there a dearth of fantasy scoring this season, or is it just us? Seems like it's not just us. Nando, Chris and Brandon dive into the reasons why this has been one of the lowest-scoring fantasy seasons in recent memory. Their discussion leads them to actionable Week 11 topics, such as the utility of Wayne Gallman and D'Onta Foreman, quarterbacks …
 
James and Paul discuss the pitching prospects featured in James's most recent Farm Futures article. For a free 10-day trial to RotoWire, go to RotoWire.com/pod Shane Baz's early ADP Where Paul has been taking Joe Ryan in early drafts People are still familiarizing themselves with Aaron Ashby Why spring training performance matters for young pitcher…
 
It's Beat Writer Tuesday on The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Connor Hughes (Jets), Mark Kaboly (Steelers) and Daniel Popper (Chargers) join Beller to discuss their teams from a fantasy perspective. Is the Elijah Moore emergence here to stay? Is there any risk of the Steelers pulling back on the Najee Harris throttle? What's wrong with Justin …
 
After a wacky Week 9, Week 10 was a refreshing return to normalcy in the fantasy football world. The week had its quirkiness, to be sure—what the hell was that, Buccaneers?—but it was a relief to see a huge chunk of our game mostly return to form. We can safely breathe some signs of relief for the Cowboys, Bills and Chiefs. Aaron Rodgers returned n…
 
Michael Beller joins Derek VanRiper to take the first look at the Week 11 waiver wire. How should you expect Rhamondre Stevenson in league's where he's available? Is Cam Newton back? Is Cam bringing Robby Anderson back to fantasy relevance with him? And can you please just pick up Dan Arnold so we can talk about someone else at the tight end positi…
 
On The Wire - Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Nick Pollack (@PitcherList), founder of PitcherList.com to discuss the the starting pitcher free agent market and what aspects outside of a pitchers talent and ability should be considered when drafting starters onto your fantasy team. Welcome Nick (2:45) What in…
 
Beller and DVR discuss the Week 10 slate from the DFS perspective. If Nick Chubb doesn't go, should you plan on building around D'Ernest Johnson? Is paying up at quarterback easier than usual this week? With many top tight ends unavailable, which discounted options should you focus on? Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @Dere…
 
Beller, Zac and Vic are back for another round of Five Faves, with their 15 combined picks covering nine of the remaining Week 10 games. Among their favorites, you'll find... Beller and Vic going head to head on the Broncos (-3) and Eagles. Vic and Zac finding a form of agreement on Chiefs/Raiders. Zac and Beller doing the same in Browns/Patriots. …
 
After a bizarre Week 9, we'd all appreciate a little normalcy in the fantasy football world. And hey, if that came with some high scores, we'd appreciate that, too. We could get it, with six of the 14 games featuring totals of at least 49.5 points. Beller, Jake and Funston break down Week 10 and everything coming our way on this episode of The Athl…
 
The hitting prospects covered are all featured in James's latest Farm Futures article. Get a free trial at RotoWire.com/pod Is the price tag too high for Bobby Witt Jr.? When will Julio Rodriguez be up? Spencer Torkelson vs. Riley Greene Is there room in St. Louis for Nolan Gorman? Clear path for Bryson Stott Two draft and hold targets from the Cle…
 
Beller and DVR break down the Survivor Pool landscape for Week 10. Before they get into their picks, they discuss the idea of building a roadmap for the remaining weeks at this time of year. Smart, or is it still a little early and/or presumptuous to do that? After that bit of 30,000-foot talk, the guys get into their picks for Week 10. Is it as ea…
 
Eno, Britt & DVR discuss the early happening at this week's GM Meetings, Justin Verlander's workout and comeback bid, Andrew Heaney to the Dodgers, the Mets' ongoing search for a new general manager, and big changes in store for the A's, Reds and Rangers this winter. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow D…
 
We've touched on the weirdness of Week 9 on The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast this week, but now we're going to distill it into what really matters. Which is, did any of it matter? Beller, Vaccaro and Brandon consider that in both team and player contexts on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Are we worried about the Cowboys…
 
It's Beat Writer Tuesday on The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast, with Ben Standing (Washington), Kat Terrell (Saints) and Vic Tafur (Raiders) joining Beller to give us an update on their teams. Could Antonio Gibson get shut down? Is Taysom Hill ready to take over as the starter in New Orleans? Are the changes in Vegas under interim head coach Ric…
 
Eno and DVR discuss the players on the receiving end of Qualifying Offers, as well as a few notable omissions including Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Rodón and Jon Gray, before examining the first round of their very early 2022 Draft Champions Leagues. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathl…
 
Sooooo, that was a strange week, huh? The Cowboys got run out of their own stadium by the Broncos? The Titans went into L.A. and knocked off the Rams in their first game without Derrick Henry?! The Bills scored six points in a loss to the Jaguars?!?!?! Yeah, this is shaping up to be one of the more unpredictable editions of The Athletic Fantasy Foo…
 
Michael Beller joins Derek VanRiper to take the first look at the Week 10 waiver wire. How much can you trust emerging options in the Jets' offense? What will it take for you to pick up Dan Arnold where available? And, how interested should you be in Donovan Peoples-Jones now that OBJ is out of the mix Cleveland? Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller …
 
Beller and DVR discuss the Week 9 slate from a DFS perspective. Are Jordan Love and Tyrod Taylor viable cash-game quarterbacks? Is there a particular game to target among the highest totals on the board? Are we back to high-priced running backs on an oddly settled weekend at the position? The guys get into that, and a whole lot more. Follow Beller …
 
Alright, enough messing around. After a rough Week 8, Beller, Vic and Zac are done looking at the entire slate, making a pick for every game before zeroing in on their Five Faves. From now on, it's Five Faves and Five Faves only. Among this week's Faves we find a consensus pick in Chargers -1.5 at Eagles, a showdown between Vic and Zac in Cardinals…
 
Sooooo, this has been a week in the fantasy football world, huh? No Derrick Henry. No Aaron Rodgers. No Odell Beckham. In some instances, that's going to make it easier to set fantasy lineups. In many, many others, however, it will make it harder. Much, much harder. Beller, Jake and Funston are here to help you with those decisions on this episode …
 
DVR begins his 'Never Cincinnati' movement as he and Beller reveal their Week 9 Survivor picks on this episode. Will the Jets ruin more pools this week, or are the Colts a strong option at home Thursday night? Which secondary options should you consider in the weeks ahead, and how much do you trust the Saints with Taysom Hill likely back at quarter…
 
Eno, Britt & DVR discuss Atlanta's dominant 7-0 win over Houston to capture the franchise's first World Series title since 1995 on the strength of a massive Jorge Soler homer and an excellent Game 6 start from Max Fried. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandb…
 
OK, so Derrick Henry is likely out for the rest of the season. And Michael Thomas is out for the rest of the season. Oh yeah, and Aaron Rodgers will miss this week's game against the Chiefs, and potentially next week's game against the Seahawks, after testing positive for covid-19. Any other news to cram in here, NFL? Nando, Chris and Brandon get i…
 
Geoff's new job at Baseball America His new process for ranking hitters Oneil Cruz hype SZN The data on Hunter Greene's pitches Coby Mayo rank envy Colton Cowser debate Are Steven Kwan and Vinnie Pasquantino as good as their stats? How low should we rank Garrett Mitchell? Jordan Groshans debate Elly De La Cruz's rank Razz30 origin story (the pot wa…
 
It's Beat Writer Tuesday on The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast, with Zach Berman (Eagles) and Zak (Keefer) joining Beller to give us an update on their teams. Is Boston Scott the man in the Eagles backfield while Miles Sanders is out? Could Jalen Hurts get replaced down the stretch if the Eagles totally fall out of contention? Is there anyone in…
 
Eno, Britt & DVR preview Game 6 of the World Series as the Astros try to keep their season alive, and discuss the latest changes in San Diego including the hiring of new manager Bob Melvin. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscrib…
 
The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast's Week 8 WiLoTaWai is here. That's short for Winners, Losers, Takeaways and Waivers. That's right. We're trying to make WiLoTaWai (pronounced Wih-LO-tuh-way) happen. Join us for the ride. What are we doing about the huge Derrick Henry news that broke on Monday morning? Who won Week 8? Who lost it? Does Zack Mos…
 
Eno and DVR discuss a busy three-game weekend in the World Series as the Astros did just enough to avoid elimination in Atlanta despite facing a 4-0 deficit after the first inning of Game 5. Should Ian Anderson have been left in the game longer in Game 3? How did Game 4 not play out more like Game 5? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt o…
 
Michael Beller joins Derek VanRiper to take the first look at the Week 9 waiver wire. With the surprise twist in the Philadelphia backfield during the Eagles' win over the Lions on Sunday, is Boston Scott a priority add? Should you chase Carlos Hyde with a possible opening for an increased role in Jacksonville? How much interest should you have in …
 
On The Wire - Adam Howe (@EightyGrade) and Kevin Hasting (@HastingKevin) are joined by Eric Cross (@EricCross04) of Fantrax to discuss the impact prospects could make on their 2022 MLB teams, including those who seem primed to break camp with their major league squad and a few who we expect to start the season in the minors despite already getting …
 
Beller and DVR discuss the Week 8 slate from a DFS perspective. Is there enough value to comfortable build lineups around Derrick Henry? How much of a priority should you place on having at least some exposure to the Colts-Titans matchup? Is Kenneth Gainwell a 'good chalk' building block at $5,000 on DraftKings? Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller F…
 
Beller, Zac and Vic are back to tackle the remainder of the Week 8 slate, with one pick apiece for each of the 14 games. Their strongest takes come on Colts -1.5 vs. Titans, Browns -3.5 vs. Steelers, Bills -14 vs. Dolphins, and the scoring bonanza expected in Cowboys/Vikings. Follow Vic on Twitter: @VicTafur Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Fol…
 
The best part of the NFL's new 18-week, 17-game regular season? We now have an exact halfway point in the fantasy regular season, and friends, we have passed it. The second half of the fantasy regular season officially begins when the Packers and Cardinals get together on Thursday Night Football. Beller, Jake and Funston are here to help you naviga…
 
Eno and DVR discuss Houston's Game 2 World Series win over Atlanta on the strength of a nice outing from José Urquidy and a seven-run outburst from the Astros' lineup before setting expectations for the three-game weekend stretch as the series heads to Georgia. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on …
 
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