Fantasy football at an elite level. Host Ian Hartitz breaks down all of the latest NFL news and gives you the analysis and unique insights you need to dominate your season-long fantasy football leagues and DFS contests. With cutting-edge stats and information from Pro Football Focus, get ready to take your game to another level. If you want to be the BEST, this fantasy football podcast is a must.
Fantasy Files: Draft Austin Ekeler and you won't be sorry
Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Austin Ekeler's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Ian briefly talks about his social media enemies stemming from his take that you should draft Ekeler over Alvin Kamara ahead of next season. The reasoning includes many factors, but namely Ian believes Ekeler has the role that everyone hopes Kamara still has. This is primarily thanks to Justin Herbert, who enabled Ekeler to all sorts of fantasy success in their short stint together. Ultiamtely, Ekeler has one of the most fantasy-friendly workloads in the game, and he deserves to be a consensus top-eight RB, even if you still want to go with Kamara ahead of him. Ian closes out the show with Ekeler's specific ranking and a rant on why umbrellas are stupid.
Fantasy Files: Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry have a volume problem
Host Ian Hartitz breaks down the fantasy outlook for the Patriots' wide receivers and tight ends ahead of the 2021 season. Jonnu Smith has been anyone's idea of an elite YAC threat during his career; expect him to keep on keeping on with high-end efficiency regardless of who is throwing him the ball. Hunter Henry is the more-complete TE of the two, and credit to him for staying more healthy than usual in 2020. Ultimately, Bill Belichick loves both players, but this still projects to be a run-first offense regardless of who is under center. Ian closes out the podcast with fantasy ranks for the tight ends and Nelson Agholor before hating on people that try to make sleeping in not cool.
Buying or selling OTA hype (cc. Elijah Moore)
Host Ian Hartitz welcomes on PFF analyst Andrew Erickson to break down the latest news from OTAs. The guys are pumped that Laviska Shenault is showing out; just realize there's only one ball to go around in this sneaky-crowded passing game. Tua's horrendous Tuesday practice doesn't have either Ian or Andrew worried, and the guys are both in on Elijah Moore at this presently cheap ADP. Najee Harris continues to climb up draft boards, while Joe Mixon has been the target of some rather pathetic click-baity headlines around the industry. Additional topics include: Cam Newton's status as the Week 1 starter, whether or not Jakobi Meyers will be the Patriots' No. 1 WR, if Javonte Williams will take over the Broncos' backfield sooner rather than later, Trey Sermon breakout potential and what to make of Mike Zimmer's comments about Irv Smith.
Fantasy Files: Zach Wilson is virtually free, but let's not get crazy
Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Zach Wilson's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. Wilson was excellent at throwing to all levels of the field at BYU; the question is whether or not his playmaking ability will hold up with a lesser offensive line against stiffer competition. Luckily, the Jets have seemingly improved each of their o-line, WR room and coaching staff. Add it all together and Wilson remains an unknown, but there might be more upside here than many are giving him. Ian closes out the podcast with Wilson's ranking as well as his thoughts on how to best optimize a two-TV setup in your living room.
Fantasy Files: Kyler Murray has overall QB1 upside
Host Ian Hartitz breaks down Kyler Murray's fantasy outlook ahead of the 2021 season. The Cardinals were riding high before Murray's shoulder injury, and his fantasy output during the first 10 weeks of the season was borderline erotic. Things look improved across the offense in 2021; the question is whether or not potential fake sharp Kliff Kingsbury can put the pieces together. Ultimately, Kyler has more rushing upside than pretty much any QB ever, meaning he remains locked in as a top-five fantasy signal-caller. Ian also vents about dog shows crowning weird looking dogs as champions before closing out the show.
10 questions with Mike Davis
Host Ian Hartitz is welcomed on by Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis. The guys start off by going through Davis' early career, touching on why he wears No. 28 and just how good Marcus Lattimore was back in the day. Conversation continues with some talk on Davis as a three-down back and what he envisions his role being like in Atlanta. Mike doesn't know too much about our lovely game fantasy football, but he's happy he balled out for faithful managers last season. Davis and Ian talk about how cool Cordarrelle Patterson is before ending things with a note about how to donate to The Mike Davis Foundation of Hope.
IAN HARTITZ 🐐
Ian is the man, the myth, the legend.
Ian is great, theme music isn’t
Ian is great, podcast is great, usually an enjoyable listen. EXCEPT for the first and last 15 seconds of each show. The aggro electric guitar to start and end each show is just awful, unbearable to listen to in a podcast. So grating and completely out of line from the tone of any podcast, I’m in a rush to fast forward any time the show is starting or ending. Idk how many other ways to word it other than the theme music legitimately makes me want to not listen to the pod.
Other than that, keep up the great work Ian.
Nice pipes 🎤
I listen to all the top pods for fantasy football.
This one has the best host by far and I really enjoy
the other shows but Ian is definitely the smoothest
of all the pros doing this. Tons of great NFL knowledge and the show just runs smooth.
Thanks for all you do, and nothing better than a Saturday night UFC card and a full day of NFL on Sunday, perfect sports weekend for me✌️.