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Looking to step out and compete beyond your home fantasy football league? Mike Leone and guests cover a wide range of topics for serious players, including strategies for Best Ball, high-stakes formats like FFPC, NFFC, Dynasty Leagues, and more. This podcast is for players looking to go deeper -- and find their edge.

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Looking to step out and compete beyond your home fantasy football league? Mike Leone and guests cover a wide range of topics for serious players, including strategies for Best Ball, high-stakes formats like FFPC, NFFC, Dynasty Leagues, and more. This podcast is for players looking to go deeper -- and find their edge.

    Round 2 Playoff Fantasy Football with emphasis on FFPC and NFFC Contests

    Round 2 Playoff Fantasy Football with emphasis on FFPC and NFFC Contests

    Mike Leone takes a look at Establish The Run's updated playoff rankings and how to make the best use of them:
    -Understanding when to use positional scarcity
    -Evaluating the many muddled RB situations

    He also takes a look at specific strategy for FFPC and NFFC:
    -why there are obvious smart leverage opportunities in KC, CIN, and SF that could play huge dividends
    -trying to figure out what swaps to make in NFFC based on your position relative to the field, how the bracket played out for your team, and working backwards from the multipliers you want in the Super Bowl

    • 32 min
    FFPC Playoff Challenge Strategy with Pat Kerrane

    FFPC Playoff Challenge Strategy with Pat Kerrane

    Pat Kerrane of NBC Sports Edge and Ship Chasing joins ETR's Mike Leone to discuss strategy for the FFPC Playoff Challenge contest. The two discuss:

    -Common mistakes drafters make
    -How to use scenario planning to make better teams
    -Why people undervalue first round upsets
    -When galaxy braining goes too far

    • 42 min
    NFFC Postseason Hold 'Em Strategy with Chris Vaccaro

    NFFC Postseason Hold 'Em Strategy with Chris Vaccaro

    Chris Vaccaro of The Athletic joins Mike Leone of Establish The Run to talk about NFFC's playoff fantasy contest. It's a unique multiplier contest that creates a lot of avenues for potential edges. Among those, Mike and Chris talk about:

    -Scenario Based Selections and Working Backwards
    -Why it's *good* to have a couple of skill players lose in Round 1
    -How to get contrarian in smart way
    -Why Dak Prescott provides multiple avenues for you to win

    • 48 min
    Playoff Fantasy Football and NFL Playoff Betting with Anthony Amico

    Playoff Fantasy Football and NFL Playoff Betting with Anthony Amico

    Mike Leone and Anthony Amico take a look at why format and rules are dictate your playoff fantasy football strategy. Stemming from that, the duo look at how to calculate expected games played and how to use that based on your league format.

    The two then galaxy brain some playoff betting takes, taking a look at:
    -Market shopping and reducing the hold
    -The known unknowns that can cause markets/models to misprice playoff odds
    -Why the Titans are one of those teams

    • 44 min
    Playoff Best Ball and NFT Fantasy Football with Justin Herzig

    Playoff Best Ball and NFT Fantasy Football with Justin Herzig

    Justin Herzig, co-founder of Own The Moment and ETR contributor, joins Mike Leone to talk playoff best ball on Underdog. The unique playoff contest offers a lot of room for edges. The duo discuss:

    -Understanding the rules
    -Winning via Roster Construction, not Player Values
    -Stack 2 or 3 teams and which teams work together best
    -It's better to get the best players on a worse team than worse players on a better team
    -Taking advantage of uncertainty (Never Middle!)

    Justin also talks about Own The Moment's NFT Fantasy Football platform - The Owner's Club. Tune in to find out how you can participate in their version of Playoff Fantasy Football.

    • 58 min
    Best Ball Reg Season Review + Playoff Preview with Madison Parkhill

    Best Ball Reg Season Review + Playoff Preview with Madison Parkhill

    Madison Parkhill (@MadisonParkhill) of RotoViz joins Mike Leone to review the best ball regular season and preview the upcoming playoffs, plus analyzing the good, bad, and ugly of their own teams:

    -Extreme strategies rule the day
    -Leonard Fournette bias is killing us
    -Mike cries over his rookie QB exposure
    -How can we get unique "Super Teams" without sacrificing advance rate
    -Is ZeroRB set up to smash the Underdog playoffs?

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

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