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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, Nando Di Fino, Michael Beller, Emory Hunt, Eric Moody, and Derek VanRiper.

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    • 4.6 • 63 Ratings

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, Nando Di Fino, Michael Beller, Emory Hunt, Eric Moody, and Derek VanRiper.

    Peering into the crystal ball for Week 7

    Peering into the crystal ball for Week 7

    Nando Di Fino, Jake Ciely and Eric Moody go back to the vault, peering into the crystal ball to make predictions for Week 7, and then securing them behind lock and key, only to bring them back after this week's action takes place.
    Who catches more passes: Ezekiel Elliott or A.J. Green? Who scores more fantasy points: Andy Dalton or Drew Lock? Who totals more yards from scrimmage in Week 7: James Robinson or Kenyan Drake? The guys answer those questions, plus a whole lot more.
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    • 53 min
    Week 7 fantasy football rankings

    Week 7 fantasy football rankings

    Week 7 marks the unofficial halfway point of the standard fantasy football regular season, which means it's moving time in fantasy leagues. Michael Beller, Jake Ciely and Brandon Funston do what they can to help you move in the right direction on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast.
    The guys dive into Week 7 rankings, discussing more than 50 players you could be thinking about starting, sitting or trading. Should you start Ryan Tannehill in a tough matchup with the Steelers? Are you trusting Jerick McKinnon with Raheem Mostert out? Is it time to worry about the Cowboys' receivers after what we saw in Andy Dalton's first start? The guys answer those questions, and a whole lot more.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Andy Dalton struggles, Kenyan Drake pushes back, and CEH makes his case

    Andy Dalton struggles, Kenyan Drake pushes back, and CEH makes his case

    A Monday night doubleheader featuring four teams loaded with fantasy-relevant players gives us the perfect jumping-off point for this Tuesday episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast.
    Nando Di Fino and Chris Vaccaro discuss the first start of the Andy Dalton era in Dallas, Kenyan Drake pushing back against the Chase Edmonds hype, Clyde Edwards-Helaire making the most of his last game without Le'Veon Bell, and a whole lot more.
    Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino
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    • 46 min
    Emerging RBs, concerning WRs, and Week 7 waivers

    Emerging RBs, concerning WRs, and Week 7 waivers

    Week 6 gave us more than its fair share of storylines at the running back position, and most of them were good! Is D'Andre Swift breaking out in Detroit? Is Darrell Henderson officially in control of the Rams' backfield? Can we finally trust Bruce Arians when it comes to Ronald Jones? Michael Beller, Jake Ciely and Brandon Funston dive into those questions on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast.
    Plus, the guys discuss how worried you should be about Mike Evans, Juju Smith-Schuster and Cam Newton, and take a look at Week 7 waivers.
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    • 59 min
    Week 6 DFS plays and picks against the spread

    Week 6 DFS plays and picks against the spread

    On this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down the Week 6 DFS slate. They discuss ideal running back pairs, a desire to pay up at receiver, and attractive mid-priced quarterbacks.
    Later, Beller and Vic Tafur run through every Week 6 game, highlighting their favorite picks against the spread (begins at 29:23). Can the Buccaneers possibly slow down the Packers' offense? Can the 49ers get on track against the Rams? Should the Cowboys really be home dogs in Andy Dalton's first start with the team? The guys answer those questions, and a whole lot more.
    Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller
    Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    32 teams, 32 fantasy football questions

    32 teams, 32 fantasy football questions

    We're just about one-third of the way through the NFL season, and every team in the league, even the undefeated ones, have questions that need to be answered. That's what we're going to try to do on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast. Nando Di Fino raises a fantasy question for all 32 teams, and Jake Ciely and Eric Moody answer them. Included: Is Kenyan Drake sneakily underrated? Can James Robinson hold up? Better back for the rest of the season: Chris Carson or Miles Sanders?
    Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Paul 88021047 ,

Give us Emory!

Love this show and have learned a lot from each episode. But, Emory’s scout’s eye gives the format a different feel and is nice in between the waiver wire episodes and rankings discussions.

We want him back!

Lou_1996 ,

Great hosts

Really enjoy the content and hosts on this one, especially the episodes with Michael Beller, who is one of the best in the industry.

mevansx4 ,

Jake is good. Combo not so good.

Disappointed with the new format. Had to turn it off after hearing “Jakey Jakey” for the twentieth time.

Updated: Kudos for at least “considering” my feedback. Just a style difference on my part.

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