129 episodes

Fitz on Fantasy is THE podcast for obsessive fantasy football enthusiasts. Brought to you each week by Pat Fitzmaurice with a special guest from the fantasy football industry to discuss fantasy's hottest topics and dish out plenty of advice, with occasional forays into food, music, TV, and other real-world topics. Fitzmaurice has been sharing top notch fantasy tips since the '90s, when he was an editor at Pro Football Weekly. He was 2017's second-most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros accuracy competition. His work has appeared on 4for4 and SI.com and can currently be found at TheFootballGirl.com. Thanks for listening, and don't forget to subscribe to make sure you don't miss a show. Follow Fitz on Twitter at @Fitz_FF.

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Fitz on Fantasy is THE podcast for obsessive fantasy football enthusiasts. Brought to you each week by Pat Fitzmaurice with a special guest from the fantasy football industry to discuss fantasy's hottest topics and dish out plenty of advice, with occasional forays into food, music, TV, and other real-world topics. Fitzmaurice has been sharing top notch fantasy tips since the '90s, when he was an editor at Pro Football Weekly. He was 2017's second-most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros accuracy competition. His work has appeared on 4for4 and SI.com and can currently be found at TheFootballGirl.com. Thanks for listening, and don't forget to subscribe to make sure you don't miss a show. Follow Fitz on Twitter at @Fitz_FF.

    Sir Lance a Lot (guest: Dalton Del Don)

    Sir Lance a Lot (guest: Dalton Del Don)

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Dalton Del Don (@daltondeldon) of Yahoo Fantasy, a longtime 49ers fan who thinks Trey Lance deserves consideration as pick 1.01 in superflex dynasty rookie drafts. Dalton also sizes up a San Francisco RB room that now includes rookies Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell, and he offers his thoughts on how targets might be allotted between George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. Should Jalen Hurts be a top-10 QB in redraft leagues? Dalton and Pat make the case for Hurts and discuss what the Eagles’ additions of Kenneth Gainwell and Kerryon Johnson mean for Miles Sanders.

    Dalton talks about covering three sports for Yahoo, his favorite all-time team, doing a podcast with the outspoken Chris Liss and working with the eclectic Yahoo team. Should A.J. Brown be the WR1? Is Mike Davis going to be a value pick in 2021 drafts? Is the runway clear for Chase Edmonds and Myles Gaskin? Are we getting too excited about Najee Harris? Do we need to start downgrading Davante Adams and Aaron Jones because of the Aaron Rodgers situation? Dalton and Pat discuss these topics and more.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
    Guest: Dalton Del Don (@daltondeldon)
    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)
    In association with TheFootballGirl.com
    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 49 min
    Chopping Down the Tree (guest: Marcas Grant)

    Chopping Down the Tree (guest: Marcas Grant)

    The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) from NFL.com and the NFL Network to discuss rookie landing spots. With so many disappointing RB/team matchups, how excited should we be about the Najee Harris/Steelers fit? Will Melvin Gordon block Javonte Williams in Denver? What should we make of a Travis Etienne/James Robinson/Carlos Hyde backfield in Jacksonville? Marcas lists his top six rookie WRs post-draft and explains why he’s not crazy about the Rashod Bateman/Ravens pairing. He also talks about Terrace Marshall’s outlook in Carolina and Amon-Ra St. Brown’s opportunity in Detroit. Marcas liked Justin Fields more than Trey Lance pre-draft, but does he still feel that way?

    Marcas details his recent trip down a rabbit hole of old dystopian action movies and talks about what he was binge-watching at the onset of the pandemic. A USC grad, Marcas talks Pac-12 rivalries and casts some shade on both UCLA and that most hated of Pac-12 figures, the Stanford Tree. Speaking of USC, there’s a quick glimpse ahead toward next year’s draft as Marcus sizes up USC QB Kedon Slovis, a top 2022 prospect, and Marcas and Pat discuss whether Sam Darnold’s career can be rejuvenated with the Panthers. There’s some obligatory Aaron Rodgers conversation, and the show ends with Marcas offering some quick thoughts on Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tua Tagavailoa, the Steelers’ WRs, the Saints’ QB situation, and how soon Trey Lance might make his first NFL start.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
    Guest: Marcas Grant (@MarcasG)
    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)
    In association with TheFootballGirl.com
    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 57 min
    Sermon on the Mount (guest: Matt Waldman)

    Sermon on the Mount (guest: Matt Waldman)

    NFL Draft week is finally upon us, and host Pat Fitzmaurice celebrates by bringing in Matt Waldman, longtime Footballguys.com staffer and the creator of the indispensable Rookie Scouting Portfolio, a must-have for fantasy managers. Matt explains why Peyton Manning was a chef and Tom Brady was a baker, then discusses which of the top QBs from this class might fall into those culinary categories. Matt won’t be aghast if Mac Jones goes to the 49ers with the third pick and explains why, then extols the virtues of Trey Lance, explains why knocks on Justin Fields’ processing are flawed, and expresses his concerns about Zach Wilson.

    Who’s Matt’s No. 1 RB? It isn’t Najee Harris. Having once preferred Marshawn Lynch as a prospect over Adrian Peterson, and Nick Chubb over Saquon Barkley, Matt makes the case for Trey Sermon – and it involves something called curvilinear movement. After offering words of praise for Najee Harris and Michael Carter, Matt makes elevator pitches for Khalil Herbert and Kylin Hill.

    Matt talks the decision to finally ditch his 9-to-5 job to work on the RSP full-time, then discusses his musical background. Then the conversation turns to receivers and what Matt calls the best WR class he’s ever evaluated. He explains why Jaylen Waddle is his No. 2 receiver, compares Rashod Bateman to Cordarrelle Patterson (in a good way), and touts the upside of Kadarius Toney. He also goes to bat for two of his favorite sleepers in the class: Frank Darby and Josh Palmer. Finally, Matt offers a vast array of Kyle Pitts comps – Calvin Johnson, Travis Kelce, Kellen Winslow, Jimmy Graham, Evan Engram, Albert Okwuegbunam – and puts a few chips down on the one he thinks is most likely to stick.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
    Guest: Matt Waldman (@Matt Waldman)
    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)
    In association with TheFootballGirl.com
    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Pitts Stop (guest: Shane Manila)

    Pitts Stop (guest: Shane Manila)

    It’s another dynasty-heavy episode of Fitz on Fantasy this week, as host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Shane Manila (@ShaneIsTheWorst) of Dynasty League Football and the Dynasty Trades HQ podcast. Shane and Pat start by talking about their preferred dynasty formats. Is there a case to be made for 1QB dynasty leagues? Is TE premium the way to go? There’s also some 2QB dynasty philosophy, as Shane and Pat discuss whether managers in 2QB leagues should feel compelled to draft Zach Wilson and Mac Jones over RBs and pass catchers such as Ja’Marr Chase and Najee Harris.

    Shane explains how he first got into fantasy football and how he got so wrapped up in the dynasty format. He also explains his “less personal s**t, more fantasy” mantra on his Twitter profile page. There’s some rookie TE chatter with Shane talking about the depth of the class and offering thoughts on Kyle Pitts and Pat Freiermuth. What’s Deshaun Watson worth on the trade market these days? Is Cam Akers being overrated in dynasty? Why is Robert Woods perpetually underrated? Is Jalen Reagor a dynasty buy? Shane and Pat tackle these questions and more.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
    Guest: Shane Manila (@ShaneIsTheWorst)
    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)
    In association with TheFootballGirl.com
    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Going, Going, Vaughn (guest: Dave Caban)

    Going, Going, Vaughn (guest: Dave Caban)

    The NFL Draft draws ever nearer, so the Class of 2021 continues to be a primary topic on the show. This week, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in RotoViz co-owner and senior analyst Dave Caban (@DaveCabanFF) to discuss his research into the rookie RBs and WRs. Which metrics should we be looking at? Who’s popped in Dave’s research, and who has red flags? And after Dave empties the left side of his brain, Pat taps into the right side, asking Dave which prospects he’s conflicted about and which ones he’s planted flags on.

    Dave talks about his battles with depression and anxiety, and the coping methods he’s had success with. There’s some macro conversation about dynasty startup drafts, as Pat and Dave talk about which positions they like to attack and whether they like to chase a title right away or play a long game. Dave and Pat also discuss what the 49ers could and should do with the No. 3 pick, favorite late-round best-ball targets, whether Jarvis Landry is a strong bounce-back candidate, and how to play (or not play) the Buccaneers’ backfield in 2021.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
    Guest: Dave Caban (@DaveCabanFF)
    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)
    In association with TheFootballGirl.com
    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Do Fear the Reaper (guest: Ray Garvin)

    Do Fear the Reaper (guest: Ray Garvin)

    With the draft only three weeks away, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) talks fantasy prospects with everybody’s favorite former college CB, Ray Garvin (@RayGQue), co-host of the FantasyPros Dynasty Football Podcast and the Breakout Finder Podcast on the RotoUnderworld. Who are the 49ers taking at No. 3, and who should they take? Ray explains why he’s a big Mac Jones fan and why the knocks on Justin Fields are unfair. Ray sizes up a top-heavy RB class and makes the case for Najee Harris as the slam-dunk RB1. He also makes a sales pitch for Elijah Mitchell and explains why he’s not keen on Chuba Hubbard and a whole lot of other RB prospects

    Ray reveals how he and his family dealt with the storm of the century in Dallas a couple of months ago, then he and Pat debate whether LaVar Ball is doing right by his NBA sons. Ray also talks about the FF Fit Club and how it’s been mutually inspiring for a group of fantasy analysts. Should we be worried about DeVonta “the Slim Reaper” Smith’s low BMI? Ray and Pat (ahem) weigh in. Ray and Pat also discuss the slightly built Rondale Moore, then talk about the “Harbaugh handicap” and whether it’s causing dynasty managers to overlook Nico Collins. There’s also some chatter about Sam Darnold, Josh Jacobs, Jalen Reagor and the Class of ’22.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)
    Guest: Ray Garvin (@RayGQue)
    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)
    In association with TheFootballGirl.com
    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Randlion ,

I’m riding Fitz to the fantasy final!

It’s hard to find the best advice among the experts. I’m going with Pat

Sam Vancity ,

Fitz is Back!

Pat is definitely one of the most underrated fantasy experts in the industry! He is consistently amongst the most accurate rankers and is someone who takes the time to respond to any questions you have on fantasy. It is great to hear him again on this new podcast with some of top fantasy minds. Definitely recommended!

MikeYeo54 ,

Thank God, Finally Fitz has a Pod!

Pat is one of the best and most accurate fantasy analysts in the industry! Not only do I follow his ranks religiously, but his insights on Twitter are second to none! This podcast is already one of my favourites, and I’m sure will only continue to get better! On top of all that, he’s a fellow Packers fan and Ska enthusiast!

Mike Yeo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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