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From survivor, to pickem pools, to simply picking games against the spread, there's no shortage of ways to find action on any and every NFL game. But which ones should you highlight, and which side should you back? Chris Meaney and Michael Beller will help you make those decisions in Best on the Board. They'll go over their favorite picks for survivor and plays against the spread, providing reasoned analysis for every selection they make. They participate in these pools, too, so you can be s ...
 
The Athletic's Michael Beller and Emory Hunt bring stats and scouting together with a singular goal: winning fantasy football championships. Stats do a great job of telling us the what, but not always the why. Emory, founder of Football Gameplan and a former running back at the University of Louisiana, will provide us with the why and, more importantly, if we should believe in it. Get ready to step up your fantasy football game with the Advanced Route. For 40% off a subscription, subscribe t ...
 
Every fantasy player knows that the draft is just the start of the season. In fact, most leagues aren’t won on draft day, but rather with moves made during the season. Every Monday, Michael Beller and Brandon Funston of The Athletic will take a deep dive into the waiver wire on Wire to Wire. They’ll break down the players you should be targeting, helping you prioritize your waiver claims and get your FAAB bids in order. They’ll take a look at the week that was to discern which Sunday breakou ...
 
The Athletic's Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston and Michael Beller help you get your fantasy lineups set with The Fantasy Football Rankings Show. Rankings gurus Jake and Brandon will run down their rankings at every position, interpreting the key news of the week and how it affects the fantasy landscape. The guys will go toe to toe where they differ in their rankings, and likely find some agreement, as well. Most importantly, they’ll give you the well reasoned, in-depth analysis you need to make ...
 
About The Show The Light Warrior Podcast explores spiritual and energetic practices of Qigong and Neigong, healing using Qi energy, as well as topics related to Taoism, shamanism, plant medicine, alternative health, bodywork techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicine, martial arts, psychedelics, the nature of consciousness and more. About the Host Paul Berezetsky is a qigong practitioner, musician, and co-founder of EnterTalk Radio, a media/marketing company focusing on technological and busin ...
 
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DVR and Beller take a look at the fantasy baseball FAB and waiver landscape for June 13, covering the week of June 14-20. Is Miguel Andújar playing his way onto more rosters? Is Jake Bauers worth a look now that he's in Seattle? Should we already cut bait with Jackson Kowar? Plus, a look at this week's two-start pitchers, and a spin through the bul…
 
Al and DVR discuss injury news and notes including a lengthy absence for Nick Madrigal, Daz Cameron’s return to the Tigers and his improvement at Triple-A, Thursday standouts — including Mitch Haniger and Frankie Montas — streamers to consider for Friday, and a few of their weekend waiver-wire targets. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR…
 
Beller and DVR welcome Cubs beat writer Sahadev Sharma and Royals beat writer Alec Lewis onto this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. First, Sahadev joins the show to take a look at the Cubs from a fantasy perspective. Where does Patrick Wisdom fit in when the Cubs get fully healthy? Are Javy Baez's strikeout rate and Anthony Rizzo's…
 
Al and Beller take a look at a day filled with standout performances from unlikely sources on the mound. Is now the time to go after Vladimir Gutierrez, Tucker Davidson, Sam Long or Ranger Suárez? Plus, why Beller remains bullish on Tony Gonsolin, a look at Thursday's streamers, and a dive into the Stock Watch. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB F…
 
Al and Beller cover a busy day on the diamond on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15, including a look at a couple of Giants who can't stop hitting, some potential help at the catcher position, the impending returns of a couple of big-name players, and Wednesday's best pitchers to stream. Plus, they dig into the minors with a look at a few prosp…
 
Ian and DVR are joined by FSGA Hall of Famer Glenn Colton to discuss his start in fantasy baseball, the SMART system, building successful partnerships to share teams, the demotions of Jarred Kelenic and Keston Hiura, and more. Rundown 2:15 How Did Glenn Colton Get Started in Fantasy Baseball? 4:36 What is the SMART System? 7:28 Tips for Sharing Tea…
 
Beller, Jake and Funston cover the Julio trade fallout from every angle on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Who's a fantasy winner (hello, Ryan Tannehill and Kyle Pitts), and who's a fantasy loser (sorry, Matt Ryan and Josh Reynolds) with Julio now on the Titans? What happens to A.J. Brown's stock? How far up do Russell Gage a…
 
Jarred Kelenic and Keston Hiura both got sent to the minors on Monday. For the former, there's still reason for optimism in 2021. The latter? That might be a different story. Meanwhile, Jackson Kowar didn't make it out of the first inning in his MLB debut, Hunter Dozier might be worth another look, and what's going on with Anthony Rendon and Manny …
 
Jackson Kowar will make his MLB debut on Monday against the Angels, and he's instantly the hottest topic in fantasy baseball. Al and Beller kick off this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 with Kowar, before moving on to other news and notes from the weekend. The guys also discuss Patrick Wisdom staying hot, a potential logjam for the Orioles, a han…
 
After a season-long dearth of viable middle infield options on waivers, Beller and Al have several interesting players to consider for their upcoming FAB bidding. Also, they discuss a journeyman corner infielder who could be a target for wise fantasy GMs, a few underrated starters to add, a paper-thin array of reliable and available two-start pitch…
 
Al and Beller commiserate over Elieser Hernández's strained calf, which he suffered while running the bases, yet another unnecessary pitcher injury. They also get excited about Tony Gonsolin's impending return, strong performances from Ryan Yarbrough and Austin Gomber, an attractive slate of Friday streamers, and the FAB weekend to come. Follow Al …
 
Three guests, each with their own area of expertise, join Beller on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. First, Dodgers beat writer Fabian Ardaya jumps on the show to discuss Cody Bellinger's form, Tony Gonsolin's impending return, and Julio Urías' innings. Then we head up the coast to San Francisco where we find Giants beat write…
 
Al and Beller discuss Wednesday's action on the diamond, from Juan Soto's second straight game with a homer, to Nick Pivetta's great performance against the Astros, to Sean Manaea dominating the Mariners, and more. The guys also discuss pitchers to stream on Thursday, and players on the move in the Stock Watch. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB F…
 
Beller and Funston get together for this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast, starting with a look at the twin ACL recoveries of Saquon Barkley and Joe Burrow. Should talk of Barkley easing into the season and limited mobility for Burrow push down their draft stock? Then, the guys talk about MVP bets, and find that there isn't much sen…
 
Al and Beller get into Tuesday's jam-packed day of action on the diamond on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. They discuss Fernando Tatís Jr.'s oblique injury, Cole Sulser looking like the man in the ninth in Baltimore, more playing time for Tony Kemp, belief in Cedric Mullins, a flurry of two-homer games, streamers for Wednesday and more. Fo…
 
With Nando and DVR out, Beller joins Ian on this episode of Under the Radar. The guys discuss a number of players who should be blinking on the fantasy community's shared radar, as well as the demoralizing effect of injuries. They also get into Shohei Ohtani's class, Liam Hendriks' confidence, Gavin Lux' newfound swag, and old ejection videos. Foll…
 
Al and Beller run down a busy Monday that included four two-homer games, a handful of surprising standout pitching performances, and another unfortunate slate of injuries. Then, they take a look at Tuesday's best pitchers to stream, and Beller shines a spotlight on his favorite bets of the day. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on T…
 
A season heavy on quality pitching is getting even heavier, and Beller and Al break down how they are prioritizing some possible rotation additions. They also look at the returns of Ty France and Keston Hiura as two possible options to upgrade at middle infield. Beller and Al also investigate which two-start pitchers and relievers are intriguing th…
 
Al and DVR discuss the debut of Alek Manoah, other Thursday standouts, Friday streamers, and a few waiver-wire targets to consider before the weekend. 1:02 News & Notes 6:35 Alek Manoah’s Debut 8:22 Thursday Standouts 12:20 Friday Streamers 13:29 Waiver Targets Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to T…
 
Beller and DVR welcome Blue Jays beat writer Kaitlyn McGrath and Rangers beat writer Levi Weaver onto this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. First, Kaitlyn details the Blue Jays likely plans for Alek Manoah, Vladdy Jr.'s star turn, Ross Stripling's potential rebound, and the outlook for the bullpen. Then, Levi discusses Adolis Garcí…
 
Injuries were once again the overriding theme of the MLB day on Wednesday, with the likes of Lance McCullers, Corey Kluber, Luke Voit, Marcell Ozuna, Nico Hoerner and Brandon Belt going to the IL. Al and Beller try to sidestep all the carnage on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 by focusing on the changes in Houston's rotation, a thin set of T…
 
Al and Beller take a look back at a Tuesday filled with news on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The league's rash of injuries continued, with Bryce Harper and Zach Plesac hitting the IL. It wasn't all bad, though, as Adalberto Mondesi made his 2021 debut, Joc Pederson and Josh Bell continued their mashing ways, and Rich Hill had another sta…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss expectations for Alek Manoah, asking for advice and proceeding to ignore it completely, whether or not Dane Dunning is a 'good' pitcher, the Rays' plans for J.P. Feyereisen, and more. Rundown 4:42 A Tough Drop Question 7:56 Alek Manoah Expectations 15:52 Nando Asks His Friends for Advice, Ignores It 23:58 Is Dane Dunning …
 
This has been quite the newsworthy fantasy football week for late May, led by the Julio Jones trade speculation fueled by none other than the receiver himself. What's the best trade destination for Julio? And what becomes of the Atlanta offense without him? Beller, Jake and Brandon dive into that on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Pod…
 
Everything was coming up Blue Jays on Monday. Vlad Jr. left the yard twice, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. continued his hot streak, and news broke that the team would be promoting Alek Manoah to make his MLB debut on Wednesday. Al and Beller dig into all those Blue Jays news items on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. They also look at Seattle's closer …
 
It was a busy weekend in MLB, featuring a trade between the Brewers and Rays, a handful of surprising standout performances, and more than a few closer meltdowns. Al and Beller break it all down, while also taking a look ahead at the week to come, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitte…
 
The fantasy baseball waiver wire is meatier than it's been in the last few weeks, highlighted by young starters Spencer Howard and Alek Manoah. Add in the Willy Adames trade, a little bit of Brendan Rodgers, and some attractive two-start pitchers, and you've got the recipe for an active round of FAB. DVR and Beller break it all down on this episode…
 
Al and DVR discuss Shohei Ohtani's velocity drop, the return of Stephen Strasburg, Thursday standouts, Friday streamers, and a few waiver-wire targets to consider before the weekend. Rundown 0:58 Shohei Ohtani's Velo Drop 2:46 News & Notes 7:14 Thursday Standouts 11:15 Friday Streamers 12:40 Waiver Targets Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow…
 
It's beat writer Thursday on The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. First, Beller and DVR welcome on Mets beat writer Tim Britton to break down all the team's injuries, the potentially impending returns of Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, Francisco Lindor's struggles, and more. Then, Astros beat writer Jake Kaplan joins the show to discuss one of…
 
Al and Beller dive into all the happenings on the diamond from Wednesday, including no-hitters becoming increasingly embarrassing for MLB, Trevor Rogers' and Tarik Skubal's standout performances, multi-homer games for Trey Mancini and Randy Arozarena, Yuli Gurriel keeping it rolling, and more. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Tw…
 
Al and Beller cover everything you need to know from Tuesday's MLB slate, including what happens in the Angels outfield without Mike Trout, good news for Danny Duffy and Taijuan Walker, Spencer Turnbull's no-hitter, Luis Castillo's 11-K game, and more. Plus, the guys highlight some streamers for Wednesday and take a look at a few prospects off to h…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss Corbin Martin's return to the big leagues, a neverending Nando rebuild in a Scoresheet dynasty league, another round of "Ian's Guys", and changes in the bullpens in Toronto, San Francisco, Minnesota and Detroit. Rundown 5:05 Corbin Martin is Back! 12:15 Nando's Neverending Scoresheet Rebuild 19:07 More of Ian's Guys 26:42…
 
Brad Evans of Fade the Noise joins Jake and Brandon to focus on rookies on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. The guys discuss Travis Etienne as a wide receiver, Justin Fields as a QB1, and Najee Harris' shot at immense volume. They also get into players being over and undervalued in early drafts, and the idea of drafting two re…
 
Al and Beller discuss a Monday filled with injuries and hope for good news on Mike Trout. The guys also highlight Tuesday's best streaming options, and Beller offers up his favorite gambling play of the day. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Al and DVR discuss the fallout from a few injuries -- including Corey Seager's broken hand -- and consider a few streaming options for Monday. Rundown 0:57 Corey Seager's Injury 2:43 Other Weekend News & Notes 4:35 Targeting the Mets' Lineup with Multiple Absences? 9:30 Sunday Standouts 12:40 Monday Streaming Options Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchi…
 
DVR and Al explore options for upgrading fantasy rotations despite a thin group of potential streamers. They also run through the hitting options likely to be found on waivers, even if Mariners outfield phenom Jarred Kelenic is already claimed in your leagues. Included in the discussion are Cardinals to consider despite a short schedule – namely, T…
 
Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater…
 
Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater…
 
Part Two of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s first steps into the marketplace. The challenges they met selling this idea to investors, and journalists they were trying to recruit, specificall…
 
Part Two of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s first steps into the marketplace. The challenges they met selling this idea to investors, and journalists they were trying to recruit, specificall…
 
Part One of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode we hear from The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann about how they met, how an idea for better sports coverage materialized into a significant media player in the sports landscape and the spirit at the heart of The At…
 
Part One of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode we hear from The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann about how they met, how an idea for better sports coverage materialized into a significant media player in the sports landscape and the spirit at the heart of The At…
 
Al and DVR discuss progress for Christian Yelich, standouts from Thursday -- including a nice outing from Patrick Corbin -- streamers to consider for Friday, and a few pickup options ahead of the weekend. 0:44 News & Notes 5:02 Thursday Standouts 9:51 Friday Streamers 12:37 Weekend FAAB Preview Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twit…
 
DVR and Al discuss the pitching side of the average exit velocity leaderboard (focusing on flyballs and line drives) before visiting with Corey Brock, The Athletic's beat writer for the Mariners in the wake of the promotion of Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert. Rundown 1:01 Looking at Average Exit Velo on Flyballs & Line Drives for Pitchers 4:47 Wha…
 
Al and DVR discuss Zac Gallen's injury, potential replacements in Arizona, and for fantasy managers (including Logan Gilbert), standouts from Wednesday's slate, streamers for Thursday, and a few recent risers and fallers. 0:43 Zac Gallen’s Injury; Possible Replacements 3:39 Other News & Notes 7:03 Wednesday Standouts 11:31 Thursday Streamers 13:04 …
 
Al and DVR discuss several impressive pitching performances from Tuesday before shining the prospect spotlight on a pair of Rays prospects and a potential contributor to the rotations in Toronto and Kansas City. Rundown 0:57 News & Notes 3:43 Tuesday Standouts 6:11 Back in On Logan Webb? 8:21 Bryan Reynolds' Quietly Productive 2021 9:54 Wednesday S…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss a rare tough week for Nando in the wake of Yoshi Tsutsugo getting designated for assignment by the Rays, Ian's growing love for the Rangers, DVR's disdain for starting a runner at second base during extra innings, and growing concern about Gavin Lux in redraft leagues. Rundown 1:57 The Rays DFA One of Nando's Guys 7:23 Pi…
 
Jake and Brandon discuss the return of Tim Tebow, Joe Mixon's path to an an extremely heavy workload, Julio Jones rumors, and several mailbag questions. Follow Jake on Twitter: @allinkid Follow Funston on Twitter: @BrandonFunston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy The Athletic
 
Al and DVR discuss another round of injury news and notes before looking at a few Statcast leaderboards standouts, and learning of the upcoming promotion of Mariners outfielder Jarred Kelenic. Rundown 0:59 News & Notes; Jacob deGrom Follow-Up 3:28 Statcast Leaderboard Check-In 9:07 Buying In for a Josh Bell Bounce Back? 11:12 Monday Standouts 12:46…
 
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