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Get the award-winning strategies, insight and analysis you need to win your league, every week. The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast has you covered with the analysis of Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston, Michael Beller, Nando Di Fino, Chris Vaccaro, Brandon Marianne Lee, and Derek VanRiper.

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Get the award-winning strategies, insight and analysis you need to win your league, every week. The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast has you covered with the analysis of Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston, Michael Beller, Nando Di Fino, Chris Vaccaro, Brandon Marianne Lee, and Derek VanRiper.

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    Week 6 DFS Main Slate Breakdown

    Week 6 DFS Main Slate Breakdown

    Beller and DVR discuss the Week 6 Main Slate from a DFS perspective. With injuries piling up, how much value can you pile up at the running back position? With the extra savings at that position, where should you spend up this week? Is it time to pay the premium for Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, should you pivot Packers builds from Davante Adams to Aaron Jones? Are there any large underdogs primed to come through from a fantasy perspective?

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    Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

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    • 20 min
    Week 6 Rapid Fire Best Bets

    Week 6 Rapid Fire Best Bets

    Beller, Zac and Vic are back to tackle the remainder of the Week 6 slate, with one pick apiece for each of the 13 games. The guys are loving Chargers-Ravens and Cardinals-Browns, with all three of them finding one of their five favorite plays in those two games. They also have strong takes among them on Dolphins (-3) vs. Jaguars, Bills (-5.5) at Titans, the Vikings/Panthers total (45) and more.
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    • 38 min
    The Athletic's Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings Show

    The Athletic's Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings Show

    Week 6 is here, and so is another round of putting the pieces together to build the best possible fantasy football lineup. Beller, Jake and Funston are here to help you do that on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast.
    Week 6 forces fantasy managers to deal with bye weeks for the first time all season, with the Jets, Falcons, Saints and 49ers taking a seat this week. Is Taylor Heinicke a start against the Chiefs? Could you squeeze in a trade before Sunday? Should Darrel Williams go right into fantasy starting lineups? Does Russell Wilson's injury make Tyler Lockett benchable? The guys answer all those questions, and a whole lot more.
    Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller
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    Follow Funston on Twitter: @BrandonFunston
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    • 57 min
    Week 6 Survivor picks

    Week 6 Survivor picks

    Beller and DVR get together to discuss their favorite Survivor plays for Week 6. The Rams and Colts are the two most popular selections on the board. Will the guys go with either of those, or do they see an argument for going off-script?
    They also discuss secondary picks, teams to avoid, and selections if you want to get a little weird this week.
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    Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper
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    • 21 min
    Pittsburgh's malaise, Geno Time in Seattle and Kadarius Toney's weekly viability

    Pittsburgh's malaise, Geno Time in Seattle and Kadarius Toney's weekly viability

    Nando, Chris and Brandon get together for another round of fantasy talk on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. The trio discusses the issues with Pittsburgh's offense, the affect of Geno Time in Seattle, and Kadarius Toney's rest-of-season value. Chris makes a compelling argument for Diontae Johnson as a borderline WR1, despite the struggles of the offense as a whole, while Brandon says now is the time to see if you can still get dollar-for-dollar value on D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
    Plus, Nando forces another round of Would You Trade This Guy for This Guy talk.
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    • 52 min
    Taking the fantasy pulse in Cleveland, Denver and Seattle, plus Week 6 Waivers

    Taking the fantasy pulse in Cleveland, Denver and Seattle, plus Week 6 Waivers

    Tuesday is Beat Writer Day on The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast, and we've got three good ones for you on this episode. Zac Jackson joins us from Cleveland, Nick Kosmider hops on from Denver, and Michael-Shawn Dugar rounds it out in Seattle.
    Can Kareem Hunt keep up this pace? Will Javonte Williams ever pull away from Melvin Gordon? What's the outlook for the Seahawks with Geno Smith at the helm? Our beat writers answer those questions, and a whole lot more.
    After that, Beller and Funston cap off the episode by taking a look at their top targets on the Week 6 Waiver Wire.
    Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller
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    Follow Zac (Browns) on Twitter: @AkronJackson
    Follow Nick (Broncos) on Twitter: @NickKosmider
    Follow Michael-Shawn (Seahawks) on Twitter: @MikeDugar
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Row Tide Row ,

Cheer up Jake

Really like the content but Jake made today’s episode almost unlistenable. Cheer up man. You get to talk about fantasy football for a living. At least act like you like it instead of complaining every time one of the guys asks you your opinion… “ugh just check the link” or “why don’t you warn me before you ask me something”. I’m going to keep listening but hope you’ll be better from here on out.

WesSide705 ,

I Like Everyone But Ciely

I appreciate everything everyone brings to the table. From Beller to Funston to Brandon Marianne Lee to Vaccaro. Great solid stuff.

I can’t stand Ciely. All he does is yell at people when they have a different opinion. When he does try to acknowledge a differing opinion he is very condescending. God forbid someone challenge King Jake and his knowledge of football. I’m done with every episode of this show until he’s gone.

madbadger21 ,

Chris

Chris has to go!!! The monotone delivery and grumpiness has me on the verge of unsubscribing. It’s so awkward listening to these guys try to take shots at each other - very cringeworthy rapport between these guys.

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