FantasyPros Football Podcast
Bobby Sylvester hosts a lively discussion with our network of 100+ experts that will keep you both informed and entertained. Find out who the experts have on their “must-draft” lists and the sleepers they’re targeting. During the season we’ll help you spot hidden gems on the Waiver Wire and offer analysis that will help with Start/Sit decisions. Got a question you want answered on the show? Shoot us a message for our listener mailbag.
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Ep. 68: Early 2017 Draft Rankings
The Super Bowl was one for the ages and we’re already looking forward to the 2017 season. We’re excited to have Pat Daugherty of Rotoworld joining us to talk about even more football as we dive into our early consensus rankings available now at FantasyPros.com. We’re going tier by tier as Bobby and Pat talk Le’Veon Bell or David Johnson at #1 (2:57), which guys stand out in each tier, and some intriguing names further down the list (18:56).
Bobby and guest, Dan Harris, discuss who could be the surprise player for the Pats on Sunday (7:35), what to expect from their crowded backfield (8:52), and the heavily debated topic of whether or not Tom Brady is now the best QB ever (12:15). And we can’t talk about this matchup without going into just how good this Falcons’ offense is (17:04). For all of you who are looking forward to the next season already, we’ve got you covered as we make 2018 predictions (25:13) before taking a look at some of the prop bets for this weekend (28:20).
Ep. 66: DFS Lineup Advice – Conference Championship Matchups
We’re taking our final show of the season down to Southern California as Bobby breaks down the weekend slate with Doug Norrie of Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings. With limited options in a two game slate, find out which players you should pay up for.
Ep. 65: DFS Lineup Advice – Divisional Round Matchups
We’re back this week with our Divisional Round DFS coverage. With four games on the slate again, we’re going to name every player that’s worth considering as you build your lineups ahead of kickoff. To help, we’ve got Jared Kwart of FantasyCruncher joining us to go matchup by matchup starting with Seattle heading to Atlanta (2:15) to take on Matt Ryan (3:18), Julio Jones (3:36) and Devonta Freeman (4:39). On the other side of the ball, Russell Wilson (10:37) and Doug Baldwin (11:45) are the offensive leaders, but it’s hard to forget about Thomas Rawls (13:10) after last week. The second game that we’re breaking down has the Texans visiting the Patriots. Outside of C.J. Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin (26:31), Bobby and Jared aren’t wasting time on any Houston players, but if you’re wondering which Patriots to use, they’ve got you covered starting with Tom Brady (19:13) and LeGarrette Blount (21:08). The third game features the Steelers at Chiefs (27:15) and you can call it “chalky”, but Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are without question the studs to use (29:33). To finish out the show, they’re looking at how unstoppable Aaron Rodgers (38:41) is as he heads to Dallas to take on Dak Prescott (40:40) and Ezekiel Elliott (41:24). Don’t miss a second of this player packed episode.
Ep. 64: DFS Lineup Advice – Wild Card Matchups
We’re here with our first ever playoff podcast and Justin MacMahan of Daily Fantasy Insider joins host, Bobby Sylvester to break down the four matchups this weekend. Not all the matchups are pretty, and in some cases, they’re downright ugly, but we’re covering all the big names starting with the G-Men visiting Green Bay (3:56) as the two talk about Paul Perkins (5:07), Aaron Rodgers (7:46), Eli Manning (8:23), Odell Beckham (9:59), Jordy Nelson (11:28), Ty Montgomery (14:17) as well as a few smaller names in Aaron Ripkowski (5:51), Sterling Shepard (13:15) and Geronimo Allison (13:39). Then it’s arguably the worst playoff matchup of the season with the Raiders and Texans facing off (15:05). While there aren’t many appealing plays, hear what Bobby and Justin have to say about Latavius Murray (18:26), Lamar Miller (19:22), DeAndre Hopkins (21:00) and the two Raiders receivers (21:13). The Lions will head to Seattle in a great matchup and you’ll want to hear about why Doug Baldwin (24:17), Golden Tate (27:56), and Anquan Boldin (28:19) could all be solid plays. To close the show, the Steelers should rack up points against the Dolphins (32:51) and it’d be foolish to not have any Steelers in your lineup, namely Antonio Brown (34:04) and Le’Veon Bell (34:44).
Ep. 63: DFS Lineup Advice – Week 17
The Week 17 DFS show features Doug Norrie of DSFR.com and host, Bobby Sylvester. The pair starts with quarterbacks (2:46) and are both big believers in Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson this week. Then they move on to running backs (14:46) where they discuss the controversial Pittsburgh backfield situation and whether it makes sense to fade David Johnson. When they chat about wide receivers (30:18) Jordy Nelson is an easy piece for them to agree on and both Doug and Bobby have cheap wide receivers they are excited about. They close out the show by talking about tight ends (41:05), defense (43:34) and stacks for the main slate (45:22)
Ep. 62: Fantasy Awards & Early 2017 Preview
Joe Dolan of FantasyGuru.com joins host Bobby Sylvester to hand out fantasy awards for season-long leagues position by position. The pair discusses quarterbacks at 5:09, running backs at 10:48, wide receivers at 14:24, tight ends at 20:55 and finally defenses at 23:47 before handing out league-wide awards (25:03) including the best quarterback to target for the season and the most disappointing fantasy player. Joe and Bobby close out the conversation (32:06) by taking a peek into 2017, talking about who they are excited about and which players they’re targeting in keeper leagues during the off-season.
Ep. 61: DFS Lineup Advice – Week 16
Jared Kwart (@FCJaredK) from FantasyCruncher.com joins the show to discuss the Week 16 slate for daily fantasy contests. Topics include: quarterbacks (4:19); running backs (17:32); wide receivers (27:58); tight end (39:37); defenses (43:41); and stacks (46:19).
Ep. 60: Week 16 Rankings & Start/Sit
Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) of Pro Football Focus joins the show to discuss his rankings versus the Expert Consensus heading into Week 16. Topics include: 2016 MVP picks (1:04); rankings for quarterbacks (8:26), running backs (16:25), wide receivers (29:36), tight ends (36:51), and defenses (42:04).
Ep. 59: Waiver Wire & News – Week 16
Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens) of GetSportsInfo.com joins us to chat about the waiver wire for fantasy football championship matchups in Week 16. We begin with ‘three truths and a lie’, a game where Bobby gives Dan three truths and one lie, and Dan must determine the lie (1:59) and move on to wide receiver waiver wire options (6:09); running backs (22:09); streaming tight ends (26:48); streaming quarterbacks (29:53); and streaming defenses (32:45).
Ep. 58: DFS Lineup Advice – Week 15
Derek Farnsworth, otherwise known as Notorious (@RG_Notorious) in DFS circles, chats with host, Bobby Sylvester about Week 15’s DFS slate. The pair starts with quarterbacks (2:10) and are both high on Matt Ryan, Tyrod Taylor and Joe Flacco. When they transition to running backs (9:47), Derek is a big believer in running out both David Johnson and Le’Veon Bell. They also break down Kenneth Farrow and a handful of other intriguing running backs. Derek and Bobby have different opinions about the top wide receivers (18:52), then dive into some cheaper plays like Sammy Watkins and Stefon Diggs that could help listeners this week. When chatting about tight ends (27:44), Bobby gets really excited about LaDarius Green, while Derek mentions several interesting plays. Finally, they wrap up the conversation (30:28) by discussing defensive units and their favorite stacks of the weekend.