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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. Fitzmaurice has been sharing top notch fantasy tips since the '90s. He was 2017's second-most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros accuracy competition. His work has appeared on 4for4 and SI.com and can now be found at FantasyPros. 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. Fitzmaurice has been sharing top notch fantasy tips since the '90s. He was 2017's second-most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros accuracy competition. His work has appeared on 4for4 and SI.com and can now be found at FantasyPros. 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.

    Healthy Start (guest: Dr. Deepak Chona)

    Healthy Start (guest: Dr. Deepak Chona)

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) goes solo for most of this episode, discussing his approach to 2022 fantasy drafts and running through his rankings tiers at QB, RB, WR, and TE. Find out why he likes Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow more than Justin Burrow, why Leonard Fournette is on his do-not-draft list, and why he’d take Mike Williams over Keenan Allen.

    Near the end of the show, Pat welcomes in FantasyPros’ injury expert, Dr. Deepak Chona (@SportMDAnalysis), to discuss Chris Godwin, James Robinson, Matthew Stafford, Michael Thomas, Derrick Henry, and whether some players are more predisposed to injury than others.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)

    Guest: Dr. Deepak Chona (@SportMDAnalysis)

    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)

    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Gabe Magnet (guest: Justin Boone)

    Gabe Magnet (guest: Justin Boone)

    With the heart of fantasy draft season quickly approaching, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Justin Boone of The Score (@justinboone) to discuss fantasy rankings and more. The conversation kicks off with some newsy tidbits on Kareem Hunt, Matthew Stafford, Chris Godwin, and James Robinson. Could a Hunt trade spike the value of everyone in the Browns’ RB room? Is Matthew Stafford’s elbow a concern? What should we make of the aggressive injury-recovery timetables for Godwin and Robinson? Justin and Pat also weigh in on the appeal of Gabriel Davis, and Justin makes the case that rookie James Cook could be Alvin Kamara Lite.

    Justin and Pat talk about the magnificence of Toronto and what makes it such a great North American city -- though only one of them is a fan of the Canadian delicacy peameal bacon. Then, it’s a deep dive on player rankings, with Justin and Pat taking a closer look at some players they agree on (Joe Burrow, Trey Lance, Mike Williams, Tyler Lockett) and debating some players on whom they disagree (Kyler Murray, Javonte Williams, Antonio Gibson, Courtland Sutton).

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)

    Guest: Justin Boone (@justinboone)

    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)

    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 58 min
    Go West, Young Man (guest: Dwain McFarland)

    Go West, Young Man (guest: Dwain McFarland)

    Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Dwain McFarland of PFF (Dwain McFarland). Dwain and Pat discuss what a six-game suspension means for Deshaun Watson’s fantasy value and under what circumstances they would consider drafting him. Is it worth having a geographical bias in your drafts this year? Dwain urges you to splurge on the potent offenses in the AFC West and NFC West. Pat has been hesitant to buy in on James Cook, but Dwain sways him with a compelling pro-Cook argument. Dwain and Pat express their mutual affection for Kadarius Toney, and Dwain lays out compelling cases for Skyy Moore and Treylon Burks. There isn’t a single Najee Harris share in Dwain’s ample 2022 portfolio, and he explains why not.

    Dwain talks about his love of poker, what he was doing before becoming a full-time fantasy analyst, and his appreciation of Bob Marley. Whose performances early in training camp have influenced Dwain and Pat’s perceptions? A couple of rookie receivers have caught their attention. Dwain wants you to draft Kyle Pitts in the third round and makes his sales pitch. He also weighs in on who should be drafted 1.01 – Jonathan Taylor or Christian McCaffrey.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)

    Guest: Dwain McFarland (@dwainmcfarland)

    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)

    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Penny for Your Thoughts (guest: Shawn Siegele)

    A Penny for Your Thoughts (guest: Shawn Siegele)

    With host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) bringing back annual guest Shawn Siegele of RotoViz (@FF_Contrarian), it’s inevitable the conversation will turn to Zero-RB candidates. After discussing the Ezekiel Elliott-Tony Pollard dynamic in Dallas, Shawn and Pat take a closer look at Rashaad Penny, Devin Singletary and Chase Edmonds. A devoted Chiefs fan, Shawn sizes up the Kansas City WR situation, offers some thoughts on Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones, and opines on whether Patrick Mahomes might be a draft value.

    Shawn pays homage to the remarkable career of Novak Djokovic and offers some thoughts on tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios. Shawn also divulges some of his other sporting interests besides football and tennis. You wouldn’t expect the godfather of the Zero-RB strategy to take just one of the first 31 wide receivers selected in his Scott Fish Bowl draft, but Shawn had his reasons and shares them with Pat. He also discusses the outlook for his late-fourth-round SFB selection, Travis Etienne, and expresses some concerns about members of the vaunted WR Class of 2014, including Mike Evans and Allen Robinson.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)

    Guest: Shawn Siegele (@FF_Contrarian)

    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)

    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Second Cousins (guest: Matt Kelley)

    Second Cousins (guest: Matt Kelley)

    Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in PlayerProfiler.com owner Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion) for his annual July guest appearance. Matt and Pat discuss the Scott Fish Bowl and a best-ball draft they’re doing together, the FFWC Video Showdown, and how they both fell into values traps in the latter. There’s ample talk about draft strategy in this episode. Once Aaron Rodgers comes off the board, which two QBs should you have queued up for your next pick? Who are some of the best late-round RBs to target? What should you do if you’re picking late in the first round? Tune in for valuable draft tips.

    Matt makes cases for Lamar Jackson and Melvin Gordon. Matt and Pat argue about Kirk Cousins. Can injuries be predicted? Matt thinks so and explains why. Matt talks about the pride he takes in PlayerProfiler being a talent incubator. He and Pat also discuss brunch and the joy of a perfectly poached egg. Everyone is fading Antonio Gibson, but Matt and Pat aren’t. Find out why.

    And don’t forget to check out PlayerProfiler’s fantasy football draft kit: https://playerprofiler.com/draftkit/.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)

    Guest: Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion)

    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)

    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 58 min
    Heater Gabriel (guest: Joe Dolan)

    Heater Gabriel (guest: Joe Dolan)

    The Scott Fish Bowl drafts mark the unofficial start of fantasy football season, and with SFB12 beginning in earnest this week, the smell of football is in the air. Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to enjoy the fragrance is Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan), managing editor of FantasyPoints.com and the co-host of the Sirius XM Fantasy Channel’s Gameday show. Joe and Pat warm up with some SFB chatter before moving on to takeaways from the Baker Mayfield trade. They also discuss some polarizing players, including Gabriel Davis and Saquon Barkley, and Joe explains why he and the rest of the Fantasy Points team are completely out on JuJu Smith-Schuster.

    A lifelong fan of Philadelphia sports, Joe talks about the frustration of being a Flyers fan and how the Philadelphia Phillies helped get him through a difficult time early in hi professional career. Joe also lists a few of his favorite American bands, extoling the lyrical virtues of The Hold Steady. Is Jalen Hurts worthy of the near-unanimous love he’s getting from the fantasy community? Joe weighs in on that and the value of Eagles WRs A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Joe makes cases for Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook. He also reveals what Patriots beat writer Andrew Callahan told him about Rhamondre Stevenson. (You’ll want to hear this.) Joe and Pat also discuss Jahan Dotson and Hunter Renfrow, and Joe lists some of his 2022 targets and fades.

    Host: Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF)

    Guest: Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan)

    Podcast produced by Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland)

    Music provided by International Jet Set

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

CMac2834 ,

Quality, Thoughtful, and Humble

Pat is as good as it gets in the fantasy business. He’s got a knack for talent and understands the game, but he’s great with analytics. More importantly, though, he’s full of humility. He’s helped me to multiple fantasy championships with his podcast and writing.

Podcast is full of human elements, intentional questions mixed with the details you need for a championship. Two thumbs up. Keep up the good work, Pat!

PNW CHE ,

Pat is an icon

In a forest of flashy hype, Pat is a beacon of reasoned reality with a perfect blend of class, honesty, and trust. Love the show. Love the splash of life mixed in.

Motavation_420 ,

Better production

Love the info. Although sometimes we go off topic too much in my opinion. Also the production is terrible. You can hear you and the guest get off mute, and where to place commercials. Again I do love the info just my opinion on how this could be great! Thanks for everything you do !

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