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Ep. 33:  Week 7 Rankings & Start/Sit  

We're joined by Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) to discuss the latest NFL news, Week 7 rankings and some buy/sell candidates. We begin with the latest news and try to sort out the Packers backfield (2:53), Ben Roethlisberger's injury and how it impacts Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates (10:41), Carlos Hyde's injury and Mike Davis' prospects against the Buccaneers (14:35), Geno Smith's impact on the Jets offense (16:21), our reaction to Jacquizz Rodgers' Week 7 ranking and if we think it will be higher before game time on Sunday now that Doug Martin has been declared out (21:50) and LeSean McCoy's injury (26:01). We continue on and look at our rankings compared to the expert consensus with quarterbacks (28:09), running backs (32:44), wide receivers (45:19), tight ends (52:09), and defenses (54:35). We finish by discussing trade strategy (56:37). Sponsors: Use promo code fantasypros for 20% off underwear, t-shirts, socks, hoodies, and more! Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!

Ep. 32: Waiver Wire & News - Week 7  

Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) of Yahoo! Sports joins us to look back at Week 6 and identify some worthy waiver wire additions. We begin by looking at the Chief's backfield and how fantasy owners should approach the timeshare between Jamaal Charles and Spencer Ware (3:09), Jay Ajayi's big week and his rest of season outlook (7:34), Todd Gurley's slump and if Kenny Britt is the most consistent offensive player for the Rams moving forward (10:49), Ty Montgomery's solid performance (13:07), if Cameron Meredith is a solid WR2 the rest of the way (14:53), Baltimore's confusing backfield (18:38), Ezekiel Elliot's continued dominance (20:40) and if Ladarius Green, Jack Doyle and Vernon Davis are fantasy relevant tight end options (24:05). We digress and admire the Patriots offense (25:16) before continuing to the Broncos backfield and if Devontae Booker is a threat to CJ Anderson (28:35), Derrick Henry's prospects if Demarco Murray were to get injured (33:01), Jacquizz Rodgers' value in the Buccaneers offense (34:16) and if any Lions running backs are worth owning (35:25). We close out by looking at Tyler Boyd (36:55) and Marcus Mariota (40:55) before we finish with defenses worth streaming in Week 7 (42:06). Sponsor: Use promo code fantasypros for 20% off underwear, t-shirts, socks, hoodies, and more!

Ep. 31: DFS Lineup Advice - Week 6  

Jared Kwart (@jaredsgotmoxy) from FantasyCrunchers joins us to discuss the daily fantasy sports picks for Week 6. We start with quarterbacks (2:18), move on to running backs (16:58), continue to wide receivers (29:55), tight ends (48:16) and defenses (53:51). We finish by discussing our favorite cash game stacks (56:41) and our favorite tournament stacks (59:03).

Ep. 30: Week 6 Rankings & Start/Sit  

Today we are joined by Dalton Del Don (@daltondeldon) of Yahoo! Sports to discuss the latest NFL news and Dalton's Week 6 rankings compared to the Expert Consensus. We begin by looking at Justin Forsett signing with the Lions and if he's worth a spot on fantasy rosters (2:01), Colin Kaepernick's value as a starter moving forward (2:48), and how the Jets and their receiving corps will deal with Eric Decker's injury (6:14). Moving on to Dalton's rankings versus the Expert Consensus, we start with quarterbacks (7:42), continue with running backs (17:26), wide receivers (27:13), and finish with team defenses (34:05). We end with some bold predictions for Week 6 (38:04).

Ep. 29: Waiver Wire & News - Week 6  

Jamey Eisenberg of CBS Sports joins us to chat about Week 6's top Waiver Wire options including Chris Hogan (14:08), Cameron Meredith (14:40), Davante Adams (15:07), Sammie Coates (20:41), and Adam Thielan (22:37). RBs discussed include Jay Ajayi (25:00), Bilal Powell (27:59), and Bobby Rainey (27:31), among others. We continue the waiver wire talk by breaking down the top TE targets and the DSTs you should stream (30:10). We also chat about the seemingly invincible Vikings (1:50), a potential QB controversy in Dallas (5:39), Ezekiel Elliot's ceiling (7:46), and Martellus Bennett's outlook (9:10).

Ep. 28: DFS Lineup Advice - Week 5  

We're joined by 'Notorious' (@RG_Notorious) from RotoGrinders to discuss the slate of NFL games for Week 5. We begin with quarterbacks (3:00) and give our top cash and tournament plays at the position before moving on to running backs (10:38), wide receivers (20:06), tight ends (29:09) and defenses (32:33). We finish by discussing stacks (35:12) and what we think could be the highest owned, highest scoring and top tournament stacks for Week 5.

Ep. 27: Week 5 Rankings & Start/Sit  

Andy Behrens (@andybehrens) of Yahoo! Sports joins us to look ahead to Week 5 matchups and Andy's rankings compared to the Expert Consensus. We begin by trying to unpack the recent news concerning Odell Beckham Jr's motivation (1:48) and then we move on to quarterbacks and examine some signal callers Andy likes better or worse compared to the expert's consensus (5:20). We continue with running backs and discuss the Miami backfield (11:24), Terrence West (13:51) James White (16:41), Zach Zenner (18:40) and Duke Johnson (19:33). We move on to wide receivers (21:09) and look at how Sammy Coates, Tajae Sharpe, Victor Cruz, Terrelle Pryor, Mike Wallace, and Chris Hogan are ranked by Andy compared to the consensus. We then look at tight ends and why Andy likes Kyle Rudolph and Jason Witten in their Week 5 games (33:02). We take a quick look at some intriguing DST plays (36:05) before finishing up with bold predictions for this week's slate of games (38:21).

Ep. 26: Waiver Wire & News - Week 5  

2016's most accurate expert, Dan Clasgens of joins Bobby Sylvester to discuss Week 5's top Waiver Wire options (27:36) including Karlos Williams (26:08), Kenneth Dixon (29:09) and Hunter Henry (36:58). The pair discuss highlights from Week 4 and rest of season outlooks (2:09) including Jimmy Graham (14:35) and Matt Ryan's (3:27). They also spend some time talking about the impact of a few injuries (16:28) ranging from Cam Newton (16:42) to Matt Forte (22:33).

Ep. 25: DFS Lineup Advice -  Week 4  

Doug Norrie (@DougNorrie) of Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings joins us to cover Week 4 from a daily fantasy perspective. We being by discussing quarterbacks and decide who is a better expensive cash game play between Cam Newton and Drew Brees (4:28), our top value QBs (7:58), and we give a few contrarian plays that could end up in million dollar winning lineups (12:01). Moving on to running backs, we discuss who could be the top owned player this week and if he's worth fading (15:55), how to treat lower priced backup players with good opportunities (17:16), which obscure player could finish with the highest score (24:29), and we give our predictions on who could finish with the most carries in Week 4 (28:26). We continue with wide receivers beginning with whether we think Antonio Brown is worth his massive price (32:10), cheap players we think could score enough points to be value plays (35:35), our favorite options in PPR formats (39:17), and who between Marvin Jones, Kelvin Benjamin or Stefon Diggs will have the best week (43:08). Our tight end discussion features Rob Gronkowski (45:55) and Hunter Henry (47:39), then we cover defenses and examine the projected best plays and some possible contrarian options (48:40). We finish with stacks and give our safest picks, along with stacks that have a chance to score points despite possible low ownership (52:02).

Ep. 24: Week 4 Rankings & Mailbag  

James Koh (@JamesDKoh) of the NFL Network joins us to discuss Dez Bryant's injury (2:35), Week 4 rankings at quarterback (5:02), running back (10:27) and wide receivers (18:44), and then answer a question from the listener mailbag about sell-high and buy-low players. Then, Greg Smith (@gregsauce) of comes on the show (31:13) to answer more listener mailbag questions about Start/Sit, Spencer Ware, Sterling Shepard and more players. We conclude the show by making some bold predictions (47:12) about Zeke Elliott, Kenyan Drake and Tyrell Williams among other players.

Ep. 23: Waiver Wire & News - Week 4  

Jake Ciely (@allinkid) of RotoExperts joins us to break down Week 3 of the NFL season and how fantasy owners should react moving forward. We begin by looking at which 3-0 teams are most surprising to us (2:17) and which teams we think can be Super Bowl contenders in the NFC (5:59) before moving on to injuries and standout performances from Week 3. We start by covering Rashad Jennings and the Giants backfield (12:28), Marvin Jones' hot start (13:42), Jimmy Graham's respectable production (16:08), Russell Wilson's sprained MCL (16:41), Kelvin Benjamin's scoreless week (18:57), Ryan Matthews' injury concerns and how it impacts the Eagles tailbacks (21:06), the mess in the Dolphins backfield (24:00), Christine Michael's performance during Thomas Rawls' absence (24:53), Jeremy Langford's injury and Jordan Howard's value moving forward (29:20) and Terrelle Pryor's presence as a multi-threat player (32:40). We continue by looking at high upside waiver wire pickups and discuss Dwayne Washington (35:52) and DeAndre Washington (37:22). We have a quick Adrian Peterson (39:28) digression where we discuss his injury timetable before diving back into the waiver wire and examine which wide receiver you should pick up between Davante Adams, Cole Beasley and Jamison Crowder (42:36), which running back between Cameron Artis-Payne, Kenneth Dixon and Chris Thompson (49:06), which tight end between Zach Miller, Jack Doyle and Cameron Brate (48:07), and we finish by looking at the top streaming defenses for Week 4 (51:26).

Ep. 22: DFS Lineup Advice -  Week 3  

Justin Elick of DailyFantasyCafe joins host, Bobby Sylvester to break down the top plays for Week 3's DFS contests. The duo begins by discussing the obvious and contrarian stacks (1:08) then moves over to quarterbacks where they agree on some of the top plays (4:09). In the running back segment (13:24), they agree on DeAngelo Williams and Melvin Gordon then each toss out some bolder plays. Justin tells us in the wide receiver segment (24:07) why Stefon Diggs is a must-play, while Bobby is bullish on a few other players. Both Justin and Bobby are high on Delanie Walker as this week's top tight end (33:12). They close out the show by discussing Defenses to target including the Dolphins and Bucs.

Ep. 21: Week 3 Rankings & Start/Sit  

Jeff Ratcliffe of ProFootballFocus joins host, Bobby Sylvester to discuss big NFL news (1:07), Jeff's week 3 rankings compared to the Expert Consensus (9:40), questions from our listener mailbag (37:39), start/sit (49:22) and top predicted performers of the week (53:03). Player mentions: Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata (1:07), Ameer Abdullah and Dwayne Washington (3:20), Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett (5:33), Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris (7:00), Doug Martin (7:25), Jay Cutler (7:30), Josh Gordon (7:45), Ryan Tannehill (10:08), Dak Prescott (12:19), Carson Wentz (12:44), Russell Wilson (13:49), Ben Roethlisberger (15:32), Cam Newton (16:22), Justin Forsett and Kenneth Dixon (18:05), Jeremy Hill (19:24), Shane Vareen and Rashad Jennings (21:09), Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael and C.J. Prosise (22:26), Devante Parker (26:00), Michael Thomas, Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks (28:07), Le'Veon Bell (31:44), Mike Wallace and Breshard Perriman (33:01), Julian Edleman (34:55), Will Fuller and Sterling Shepard (35:55), Le'Veon Bell and Odell Beckham Jr. (37:39), Theo Riddick (42:58), Blial Powell, Kevin White, Derrick Henry (44:12), Tavon Austin, Steve Smith, Darren Sproles , Ryan Matthews (46:43), Derrick Carr and Jameis Winston (49:22), Jamaal Charles, Carlos Hyde, Jay Ajayi (50:22), Corey Coleman (51:43), Matt Ryan and Drew Brees (53:03), Charles Sims, DeAngelo Williams, Melvin Gordon (54:02), Dez Bryant and Marvin Jones (57:05), Delanie Walker and Antonio Gates (55:53)

Ep. 20: Waiver Wire & News - Week 3  

John Halpin (@jhalpin37) of Fox Sports joins us to run through waiver wire targets and recap all of the action in the NFL. We begin with the slough of injuries and discuss Adrian Peterson (2:09), Arian Foster (4:53), Doug Martin (6:05), Jonathan Stewart (8:18), Rashad Jennings (11:20), Thomas Rawls (13:23), Ameer Abdullah (16:02), Danny Woodhead (17:37), Jamaal Charles, and Rob Gronkowski (19:44). We look ahead to some backup quarterbacks like Jacoby Brissett (20:59) and Cody Kessler (23:02) who could impact their team's offense and defensive matchups while the starters are out. We get some breaking news about Adrian Peterson's injury and offer analysis on what we think about him and the Vikings running backs going forward (27:50). Moving on, John gives us his top running backs (30:52) and wide receivers (32:00) on the waiver wire worth picking up this week, and then we look at tight ends (38:08) and quarterbacks (38:55) worth streaming in Week 3. We finish by discussing players whose stock has risen or fallen for us after the second week of the season including Russell Wilson (41:30), Tyrod Taylor (42:58), Jameis Winston (44:13), Brock Osweiler (45:11), Matt Ryan (46:24), Isaiah Crowell (47:25), Matt Forte (48:20), Tevin Coleman (48:33), Ezekiel Elliott (49:08), Jeremy Hill (50:10), Travis Benjamin (51:58), Jeremy Maclin (53:07), Stefon Diggs (54:13), Will Fuller (55:17), Allen Robinson (56:05) and Michael Floyd (57:22).

Ep. 19: DFS Lineup Advice - Week 2  

We're talking daily fantasy for Week 2 and we have Josh Shepardson (@BChad50) aboard to preview the weekend for DFS. We begin by discussing players that could falter despite being over-hyped by the fantasy community (2:47) before moving on to whether you should pay up for top quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Drew Brees (5:53), if Eli Manning or Matthew Stafford is the best middle-tier play at their position (9:40), and which of the low priced signal callers are most intriguing (12:00). We move on to examine running backs, beginning with players we think could finish with the most points at their position (13:06), our favorite value plays at running back (15:24), which running backs are worth a look in games with PPR scoring (17:23), and tailbacks we think can make for a sneaky under-owned play (21:32). We begin our wide receiver discussion by pondering if it's better to pay up for the top receivers this week or spend money elsewhere (25:15), and continue with who we like if you decide to save some money at the position (29:22), lottery ticket plays that could pay dividends (32:38), and reliable middle-tier players worth sliding in to your cash game lineup (36:41). Moving on to tight ends, we discuss our top plays (38:43), and which cheaper options could end up having huge games (40:35). We finish by discussing our top player stacks for Week 2 (42:42) and which defenses we're plugging in to our DFS lineups (46:38).

Ep. 18: Week 2 Rankings & Start/Sit  

Matt Lutovsky (@MLutovsky) of The Sporting News joins us to discuss weekly rankings, answer some mailbag and Start/Sit questions, and give bold predictions for Week 2. We begin with the Seahawks backfield and speculate how the Christine Michael/Thomas Rawls dynamic will play out going forward (0:45), which quarterbacks we have ranked higher (2:49) and lower (7:23) than the Expert Consensus, and running backs we like better (12:15) or worse (15:50) than the consensus. Bobby and Matt have a quick discussion about whether to start Sammy Watkins and Travis Benjamin (18:13), before moving on to receivers they are high (21:18) and low (26:18) on for Week 2. On to the listener mailbag where we answer questions about whether you should trade Tom Brady for Blake Bortles (28:30), who between Sammy Watkins and Josh Gordon will play more games this season (29:52), if you should be concerned with Coby Fleener's Week 1 usage (31:54), if you should buy low on Todd Gurly (33:59), who to drop between Charles Simms, Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman (37:08), and what defenses with a good Week 3 matchup are worth picking up sooner rather than later (38:41). We move on to our start/sit segment and pick two players each from a group of four quarterbacks (40:50), running backs (42:02) and wide receivers (43:25) that we'd start this week. We finish by making bold predictions about which quarterback (45:36), running back (49:04), wide receiver (51:04), and tight end (53:01) has a chance to finish with the most fantasy points at their position for Week 2.

Ep. 17: Waiver Wire & News - Week 2  

With Week 1 in the books, we chat with Nick Raducanu (@projectroto) from ProjectRoto to discuss all the happenings from the NFL's first weekend. We begin by discussing injuries to Keenan Allen (1:21), Russell Wilson (5:01), Rob Gronkowski (6:48), Sammy Watkins (10:37), Jamaal Charles (12:58), and Robert Griffin III (15:28). Before we move on to the wavier wire, we give some players worth buying low in trades after a middling first week (17:58). On to the waiver wire, where we give our top adds at running back (21:52), wide receiver (25:02), and tight end (29:57). We finish with a Week 1 review where we assess the stocks of some players at each position, starting with quarterbacks (32:39), running backs (35:37), and wide receivers (40:56).

Ep. 16: DFS Lineup Advice -  Week 1  

With the first week of the NFL season upon us, we're covering the DFS slate for Week 1 of with Doug Norrie (@DougNorrie) of Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings. We begin with general strategy, and Doug gives us some common mistakes made by novice daily fantasy players (1:39), if taking players in later games is a viable strategy (3:26), the difference between the scoring systems on FanDuel and DraftKings and how you should approach building a lineup on each site (7:00), the difference between "cash" and "GPP" style games (9:57), the concept of "stacking" when building a lineup (12:42), and if you should feel comfortable leaving money on the table after you've built your roster (15:12). Moving on, Bobby and Doug discuss quarterbacks beginning with Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, both of whom have been priced very low for Week 1 (18:36), which quarterback will finish with the most points at his position (22:52) and a mid-range play at quarterback that could surprise with strong first week's performance (24:09). The convo moves on to running backs, where Bobby and Doug discuss Spencer Ware and Christine Michael and their low Week 1 prices (29:16), which tailbacks could finish with the most points at their position (34:33), and if mid-tier players like Ryan Matthews and LeGarrette Blount are worth a look (36:01). Next we examine wide receivers and give our top high priced plays for the week (38:09), receivers we like in the middle tier (43:21), some bargains that could pay off (45:47) and who we think could finish with the most points at the position (48:55). We finish with tight ends where we discuss whether Rob Gronkowski or Jordan Reed are mandatory plays (51:52), who we like outside those two (53:00), and some tight ends we think could have a big day for GPP lineups.

Ep. 15: Week 1 Start/Sit & Mailbag  

Raymond Summerlin (@RMSummerlin) of Rotoworld joins the pod to discuss his Week 1 rankings versus the expert consensus. We begin with quarterbacks Raymond has ranked lower (2:44) and higher (6:39) than the consensus. Moving on, Raymond and Bobby discuss running backs they have ranked lower (10:35) and higher (14:40) compared to the ECR. Bobby and Raymond discuss Derek Henry's value heading into this season (19:32) before moving on to wide receivers they have lower (21:36) and higher (23:30) than the ECR. We answer some listener mailbag questions that involve Week 1 Star/Sit conundrums like whether you should start Mattthew Stafford or Tyrod Taylor (26:37), who is the best flex option between James White, Arian Foster and Michael Thomas (29:02), if fantasy owners should adjust their rosters based on weather (31:13), waiver wire tight ends worth adding (32:13), how to manage your last bench spot (35:03), and if Bobby's "double streaming defense" strategy is viable this season (38:25). Moving on, we have a new segment called "start/sit" where we pick two players from a group of four that we would prefer to start over the others. Starting with quarterbacks, we debate Derek Carr, Phillip Rivers, Jameis Winston and Blake Bortles (41:56). Running backs include Ameer Abdullah, Matt Jones, Christine Michael and Justin Forsett (45:52), and we finish with a wide receiver group of Will Fuller, Vincent Jackson, Kelvin Benjamin and Stefon Diggs (48:32). We finish by giving our predictions for who could finish with the most fantasy points at their position for Week 1 (51:31).

Ep. 14: Week 1 Rankings & News  

We welcome Justin Boone (@justinboone) of to discuss Week 1 of the NFL season. We start with the Vikings trade for Sam Bradford and how that impacts Week 1 along with the team's fantasy value moving forward (2:13). We also take a look at how the Eagles offense changes after the trade (6:42). Moving on, Bobby and Justin examine running back committee battles for the Chiefs (10:02), Ravens (12:38), Seahawks (14:16) and Redskins (18:14). With Week 1 upon us, we delve into the weekly rankings and discuss over and undervalued quarterbacks (23:35), running backs (28:06) and wide receivers (34:13). Game scripts are a topic of our Week 1 discussion, and Bobby asks Justin which players will benefit the most from their team's initial matchup (39:31), and who will suffer from their team's matchup in Week 1 (46:14). We finish by asking Justin the one matchup he's targeting for immense fantasy production in the first week of the season (49:54).

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