Can you believe the Falcons blew another lead? Well, maybe you can. Robert Mays and Nate Tice discuss the best and worst from week 3 including the benching of Mitch Trubisky, the trash of the NFC east, Josh Allen's ascension, why teams don't embrace play action more and the debut a new segment, 'Secret Sauce.'
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There are a few monster totals on the board in Week 3 (55.5 in Lions-Cardinals and Cowboys-Seahawks), and that always makes for interesting DFS and gambling weeks. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down the DFS slate, then Beller welcomes on Vic Tafur to discuss their favorite picks against the spread, on this hybrid episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast and The Athletic Football Show.
1:33 Games to target for DFS in Week 3
4:00 Quarterback targets in Week 3
8:08 No shortage of ways to attack the running back position
15:30 Stars and scrubs at wide receiver
24:27 Finding bargains at tight end
26:27 No obvious options at defense
30:39 Week 3 picks against the spread
31:10 Week 2 audit
32:49 Patriots (-6.5) vs. Raiders
34:15 Bills (-2.5) vs. Rams
35:22 Steelers (-4) vs. Texans
37:33 49ers (-4) at Giants
39:43 Titans (-2.5) at Vikings
41:18 Browns (-7) vs. Washington
43:06 Eagles (-4.5) vs. Bengals
45:16 Falcons (-3) vs. Bears
47:02 Colts (-11.5) vs. Jets
48:10 Chargers (-6.5) vs. Panthers
49:55 Cardinals (-5.5) vs. Lions
52:00 Buccaneers (-6) at Broncos
53:54 Seahawks (-5) vs. Cowboys
55:29 Saints (-3) vs. Packers
56:30 Ravens (-3.5) vs. Chiefs
57:50 Recapping our Week 3 picks
58:53 Week 3 survivor picks
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The injuries across the NFL continue to make headlines. The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss why this might be happening and how teams are adjusting. They also break down the Tyrod Taylor situation in Los Angeles.
Later in the show, they talk about this week’s great slate of games, including Chiefs-Ravens and Saints-Packers.
Plus, Lindsay explains why she thinks this is an important week for Dan Quinn and Robert isn’t quite ready to say the Raiders are for real.
First up, Robert is joined by former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle, and future Hall of Famer, Joe Thomas to discuss the potential impacts condensed training camps will have on OL’s as the season wears on, how the absence of crowd noise is changing the games-within-the-game, the Browns’ Week 2 win over the Bengals, the play of Jed Wills, what he likes about Orlando Brown, Jawaan Taylor, and other young lineman, and more.
Then, in this week’s Team Visit, Robert talks to The Athletic’s Philadelphia Eagles beat writers Bo Wulf and Zach Berman about the team’s ugly 0-2 start, what Eagles fans should be most and least worried about, the worst two game stretch of Carson Wentz’s career, and much more.
To close the show, The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen helps Robert analyze the much-discussed Bruce Arians Offense, including the challenges it could present to Tom Brady, why the Bucs should or shouldn’t be encouraged by their start, and more, featuring insights from BA’s former player, Drew Stanton.
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What a week 2 it was in the NFL! Why didn't more team's buy in on Cam Newton? Did the Falcons lose or did the Cowboys win? Who won the week for week 2? And what the heck happened to the Vikings? Robert Mays and Nate Tice are answering these questions and more as they react to the NFL's week 2 on The Athletic Football Show.Get access to The Athletic for only $1 at theathletic.com/footballshow
Falcons-Cowboys dominates the Week 2 DFS slate, but there is plenty of goodness to be found outside that game. Michael Beller and Brandon Funston help you find it...while also talking plenty about that likely scoring bonanza. Then, Beller and Vic Tafur highlight their five favorite picks against the spread among the 15 remaining Week 2 games.Rundown2:06 Games to Target in DFS Contests3:53 Dak Prescott Tops the QB List5:31 A Case for Kyler Murray7:14 Going Cheap at QB with Mitch Trubisky and Kirk Cousins8:59 Jonathan Taylor a DFS Free Space10:41 The RBs to Back if You Spend Big at the Position12:41 The Ronald Jones Argument14:13 Believing in Miles Sanders Right from the Jump17:07 Playing all the Falcons' and Cowboys' Receivers19:33 Emmanuel Sanders Climbs the Ranks21:18 Tampa Bay's Receivers with Chris Godwin (Concussion) Likely Out22:48 A Bounceback for Tyler Higbee24:38 Brandon Beats the Drum for Jared Cook25:53 Defense/Special Teams Plays30:24 Week 2 Picks Against the Spread32:35 Rams-Eagles33:47 Panthers-Buccaneers34:57 Broncos-Steelers36:42 Falcons-Cowboys38:27 49ers-Jets40:01 Bills-Dolphins41:45 Vikings-Colts43:08 Lions-Packers44:21 Giants-Bears46:17 Jaguars-Titans48:14 Washington-Cardinals50:23 Ravens-Texans51:30 Chiefs-Chargers53:38 Patriots-Seahawks55:13 Saints-Raiders57:55 Recapping our Picks, Plus a Look at Survivor
Vic's Week 2 Picks Column
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It’s been a hectic week for wide receivers, from Michael Thomas and Chris Godwin’s injuries to Allen Robinson’s contract riff. The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones break down all the news and notes across the league.Later in the show, they get you ready for Week 2 by discussing the marquee games on the slate, what position matchups they’re watching and who has the most at stake.Plus, Lindsay explains what it’s like covering a game with no fans and Robert shares his love for Sir Purr.
First up, Robert is joined by Quarterback Consultant Quincy Avery to give his thoughts on the best and worst QB performances of Week 1, including the play of Gardner Minshew, Dwayne Haskins, Tom Brady, and more.
Then, Texans beat writer for The Athletic, Aaron Reiss joins the show for a Team Visit to discuss Houston’s blowout loss to the Chiefs on opening night, how the Texans’ offseason moves led to their rough start, and much more.
To close the show, The Athletic’s own Ted Nguyen takes us to Film School, breaking down a handful of the week’s best plays, featuring the likes of Lamar Jackson, CJ Henderson, Cam Newton, and Daniel Jones.
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What an opening it was in the NFL. The Athletic's Robert Mays is joined by Nate Tice to break down the highlights of the week with a review of Mike McCarthy's decision to not take the field goal, the Lions' collapse at the hands of Mitch Trubisky, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers' returning to form, plus a deep dive into the Colts' loss to the Jags in "What Just Happened?" and more.Get access to The Athletic for only $1 a month at theathletic.com/footballshow
Week 1 is here, and the first full Sunday of NFL action can't arrive soon enough. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper get you ready for the DFS weekend ahead with their favorite plays at every position, and various lineup-building strategies. Then, Beller and Vic Tafur make their five favorite picks against the spread for the week. They also both give an upset special, and weigh in on survivor pools, where there aren't a lot of attractive picks in Week 1.Rundown3:25 The Latest on Injuries to Courtland Sutton, Kenny Golladay and Mike Evans7:21 Games to Target in DFS Contests9:24 Quarterbacks to Play in Week 111:56 A Bears Stack Led By Mitch Trubisky?15:28 The Difficulty of Working Christian McCaffrey Into Lineups17:46 Lots of Love for Josh Jacobs and Joe Mixon19:58 Targeting the Mid-Level Wide Receivers24:18 Paying the Premium for George Kittle?27:52 Trusting Washington's Defense Against the Eagles?32:03 Let's Make Some Picks Against the Spread32:52 Dolphins-Patriots34:45 Browns-Ravens36:46 Jets-Bills39:12 Raiders-Panthers40:49 Bears-Lions42:03 Colts-Jaguars43:46 Chargers-Bengals47:23 Cardinals-49ers49:57 Buccaneers-Saints52:30 Cowboys-Rams54:15 Steelers-Giants56:34 Picks Recap and Upset Specials59:19 Backing the Bills in Survivor Pools
Vic's Picks Column
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For the final episode in our division previews, Robert Mays is joined by The Athletic NOLA's Katherine Terrell to preview the NFC South, Brees' "final season," what to expect from the Brady Bucs, projecting what the Panthers could look like with a new coach and trying to figure out the Falcons, plus Lindsay Jones stops by for the final segment to pick the league awards, division winners and Super Bowl champion!Get a membership to The Athletic for $1 a month with our link - theathletic.com/footballshow
The AFC South is anybody's game in 2020. Stephen Holder of The Athletic Indiana joins Robert Mays to discuss the new-look Colts with Philip Rivers at the helm, whether or not the Titans should be believed after their run last season, what the future holds for Deshaun Watson and the Texans, and remember when the Jags were competing for a championship, like, a year ago?!Get The Athletic Football show ad-free PLUS a 40% off discount over at theathletic.com/footballshow
It’s a podcast by committee for the AFC North preview! ESPN analyst and new Monday Night Football color commentator, Louis Riddick joins Robert Mays to discuss Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense as well as the Steelers’ potential to contend this season. Then, The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia breaks down the changes in Cleveland and expectations for Joe Burrow’s rookie year.
The Athletic's Mike Sando is Robert Mays' special guest for this episode as they preview the NFC West division, from their faith in Kyle Shanahan, to what Seattle is doing wrong with Russell Wilson & more. Plus Where does Sean McVay stand right now as a coach, and how should we feel about Kyler Murray?
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It's the debut episode of the joint effort between The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast and The Athletic Football Show. Every Friday, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper will round up the fantasy news of the week and look ahead to Sunday with last-minute tips and DFS picks. After that, Beller and Vic Tafur will walk you through their favorite bets of the week. On the debut episode, Beller and DVR discuss Washington's backfield and the quarterback and tight end positions for fantasy, while Beller and Tafur highlight some of their favorite future bets for the 2020 season.Rundown1:35 Introducing the Friday Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast and Athletic Football Show Partnership2:33 Antonio Gibson's Stock on a Rocketship7:55 Quarterbacks We're Targeting at ADP13:29 Quarterbacks We're Avoiding at ADP17:39 Quarterbacks Outside the Top 15 We Think Can Finish in the Top 1022:25 Tight Ends We're Targeting at ADP25:35 Tight Ends We're Avoiding at ADP28:33 Tight Ends Outside the Top 15 We Think Can Finish in the Top 1033:22 Welcome to the Gambling Portion34:08 Super Bowl Futures Bets38:08 Our Favorite Division Winner Bets43:53 Win Totals!50:08 Make or Miss the Playoffs Wagers55:07 MVP Futures We're Backing60:16 Not Loving the Rookie of the Year OddsFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiperFollow Vic on Twitter: @VicTafur
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When it comes to the AFC West, we think we know what to expect with the Chiefs expected to make another push for a championship, but what about the other 3 teams? The Athletic's Lindsay Jones joins Robert Mays to preview the strengths and weaknesses of all 4 teams in the division and predict how they finish.Get 40% off your Athletic subscription at theathletic.com/footballshow
1:00 - Chiefs18:34 - Raiders34:57 - Broncos58:46 - Chargers
Three new head coaches and plenty of storylines to follow in the NFC East this season. The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia sits down with Robert Mays to discuss the Cowboys’ potential under Mike McCarthy, the Eagles’ training camp setbacks, Joe Judge’s tactics with the Giants and a franchise reboot in Washington.
The AFC East will be without Tom Brady for the first time in 20 years, so what does the division look like heading into this season? ESPN’s Bill Barnwell joins Robert Mays to discuss Cam Newton’s impact on the Patriots’ offense, the Bills’ deep roster, the Jets’ future and the development of the Dolphins.
The Athletic's Robert Mays kicks off The Athletic Football Show with former Wisconsin QB and NFL staffer Nate Tice as they begin their division previews with a close look at each team of the NFC North, including the Bears QB competition, the Packers' unwillingness to add playmakers, what difference Yannick Ngakoue makes on the Vikings and why the Lions might surprise some people.Get 40% off a new subscription to The Athletic at: theathletic.com/footballshow
The Athletic Football Show is your go-to podcast for NFL coverage. staff brings you extensive audio coverage every weekday headlined by host Robert Mays with contributions from Athletic writers Lindsay Jones and Sheil Kapadia, plus former NFL, exclusive interviews, fan Q&A's, fantasy football advice and so much more.