Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast

Oct 23 2020 48 mins 919

Yahoo Sports’ world-class fantasy experts Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Liz Loza & Scott Pianowski dish out top-notch fantasy and betting advice (plus a hefty dose of life advice) on America’s top fantasy football platform. We can't guarantee you'll win your league each fall, but with five different voices, personalities and philosophies, the Yahoo Fantasy crew offers everything you need to become a better and more informed fantasy manager.





Week 7 Fantasy Preview: Is Baker Mayfield a game manager?
Oct 23 2020 60 mins  
Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 7 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 7 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s matchup between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams. Can the Buffalo Bills right the ship by crushing the New York Jets? Should we even care about Washington vs. Dallas? Is Lions-Falcons about to be a fantasy wonderland? On a more serious note, Sunday night’s Las Vegas-Tampa Bay game turned into Sunday afternoon’s Las Vegas-Tampa Bay game. The Raiders may be without their entire starting offensive line due to COVID. It’s a major wait-and-see, but Liz & Andy will tell you what you need to look out for as the stifling Tampa Bay defense is primed for a potentially dominating performance against an incomplete Vegas squad. Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 7! And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games! Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Andy: @andybehrens Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.






Week 6 Fantasy Preview: Can Claypool be PIT's WR1 & is it CEH panic time?
Oct 16 2020 62 mins  
Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 6 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down what you should be aware of for every Week 6 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s doubleheader between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. Is Chase Claypool a startable option against the Browns after his massive breakout game? How will Cam Newton and Drew Lock look in their return to the field? Can Andy Dalton keep the talented pass-catchers in Dallas all performing at a high level? Oh, and Le’Veon Bell signed with the Kansa City Chiefs. Andy & Liz talk discuss the immediate impact and what this means for Clyde Edwards-Helaire owners. Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 6! And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games! Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Andy: @andybehrens Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.








Stat trends we love and hate to see: Cowboys Target Share and Fill-In RBs
Oct 07 2020 47 mins  
Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 5 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Matt and Dalton dive into the stats and trends they love, including quality backups in Kareem Hunt and Joshua Kelley — speaking of Chargers, how about Justin Herbert? — getting increased opportunity, and the Texans finally freeing themselves of Bill O’Brien. Matt and Dalton also talk target share among some spread-the-wealth offenses to see who is on the upswing and who isn’t, like the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Dallas Cowboys (sorry, Michael Gallup). Unfortunately, there are some trends they don’t like too, like the Arizona Cardinals offense not looking as good as expected, DJ Moore suffering behind Robby Anderson, and Josh Jacobs not delivering on his outlook. Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded the prior week. In Week 4, the Dallas Cowboys run defense made franchise history after what they let the Browns do to them. They also point out two defense they’d expect to get shelled in Week 5. Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.



Week 4 Fantasy Preview: Streaming QB options if you were counting on Big Ben or Tannehill
Oct 02 2020 64 mins  
Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 4 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night’s potentially high-scoring matchup between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. Will Kyler Murray bounce back versus Carolina? Will Baltimore take their frustrations out on a weak Washington team? Who will win when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs square off against Cam Newton and the Patriots? Liz & Andy try to answer these questions and more to get you prepped for Week 4, including discussing how we at Yahoo Fantasy are handling the Titans-Steelers postponement as well as identifying some QBs you might want to pick up if Ben Roethlisberger or Ryan Tannehill were starting on your roster. And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games! Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Andy: @andybehrens Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Stat trends we love and hate to see: Kamara's shot at RB1, top 5 worst defenses & more
Sep 30 2020 44 mins  
Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First and foremost, Matt & Dalton discuss Tuesday’s breaking news that eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization have tested positive for COVID-10 and that both the Titans and Vikings (their Week 3 opponent) would be barred from in-person team activities for the time being. As that story develops, keep it tuned to the podcast as well as @YahooFantasy on Twitter. Next, Matt and Dalton dive into the stats they love with the top-five running backs with the highest percentage of their team’s yards from scrimmage, including Alvin Kamara, James Robinson, Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, and Derrick Henry (4:10). There’s also some hype surrounding Darrell Henderson Jr. and Nick Foles, who’ve seen their roles changed, so Matt and Dalton discuss their outlooks. (13:00) Unfortunately, there are some trends they don’t like too, like the Saints defense sucking and Drew Brees looking washed, cooked & all-around finished. (22:35) They also discuss some buy-low wideouts you might want to make a trade for in your league (27:00), if Calvin Ridley has overtaken Julio Jones as Atlanta’s WR1 (33:35) and some bottom five defenses in passing and rushing success (35:20). Finally, Matt and Dalton engage in their new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense that got absolutely bombarded the prior week. While they lament the Baltimore defense getting flattened by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, they also point out two defense they’d expect to get shelled in Week 4. (41:00) Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.












Stat trends we love and hate to see from Week 1
Sep 16 2020 46 mins  
Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football and Week 2 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First up, our analysts discuss some of the biggest Week 1 trends from the opening act. Some we love: The Seahawks becoming a most pass-heavy team and allowing themselves to #LetRussCook, the Bills cutting loose with play-action passes (tops in the NFL in Week 1!), Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Austin Ekeler being top-10 in RB routes run (breathe Ekeler managers, breathe), Diontae Johnson commanding targets in the Steelers receiving corps, and Gardner Minshew being almost perfect. There were some trends we hated too, though, like the bottom-five teams in early down success rate (yikes, Eagles), the results for Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Chubb, James Conner, Tom Brady, and Dallas’ offensive line. Next up, Matt and Dalton’s new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they discuss a defense or defensive player who got absolutely shelled the prior week, then they’ll dive into the data and point out the defensive matchups you might want to take advantage of the following Sunday. In Week 1, whoever was guarding or trying to guard DeAndre Hopkins and Davante Adams definitely got shelled! Our analysts also reveal who they think will get shelled in Week 2. Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.





RB shuffle, Extension SZN and Week 1 Defenses to Exploit
Sep 09 2020 28 mins  
Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast — and we’re just two days from Week 1 kickoff! First up, our analysts discuss some of the big transactions ahead of Week 1 action, like Adrian Peterson's return to the NFC North and whether Washington naming J.D. McKissic their starting running back has shaken our confidence in Antonio 'CMC 2.0' Gibson. The Chicago Bears named Mitch Trubisky the starter, while Kareem Hunt and DeAndre Hopkins both got nice extensions with one reportedly on the way for Alvin Kamara. Next up, Matt and Dalton debut a new segment titled “Who Got Shelled,” where they’ll discuss a defense or defensive player who got absolutely shelled the prior week, then they’ll dive into the data and point out the defensive matchups you might want to take advantage of the following Sunday. Since this is Week 1, Matt and Dalton will take this segment to look ahead at matchups they believe will be pretty lopsided on Sunday. Matt goes with the Bills passing game vs. the Jets secondary, while Dalton thinks the 49ers’ passing game is going to have a field day against the Cardinals secondary. Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Early Waiver-Wire Pickups and 2020 Bold Predictions
Sep 08 2020 49 mins  
It’s never too early to hit the waiver wire! Yahoo’s Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski discuss pickups ahead of Week 1 and their bold predictions for the 2020 NFL Season! [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Every week through the NFL season, Andy and Scott will comb through the waiver wire and free-agent lists to highlight players you should consider adding to your fantasy roster. Our pre-season pickups: - Chris Thompson: With no Leonard Fournette to compete for touches, Thompson will be called on early and often to catch the ball out of the backfield. - Preston Williams: With a narrow passing tree to battle for catches and early training-camp buzz, Williams could continue last year’s breakout. - Darrel Williams: Even the second-string running back in Kansas City’s high-powered offense will be worthy of flex consideration, and what if CEH flops? - Bryan Edwards: The rookie Raiders receiver will be called on early and often in the Vegas offense with Tyrell Williams hitting IR. - Late-round Tight Ends: Chris Herndon, Blake Jarwin, Irv Smith, Ian Thomas, Jack Doyle could all provide top-5 TE value. - JJ Arcega-Whiteside: Despite last year’s debacle, another offseason could mean a breakout year. And our bold predictions for 2020 — please don’t at us if these are wrong, they’re supposed to be bold! - Joe Burrow puts up the greatest rookie fantasy quarterback season of all time. - Terry McLaurin is a top-5 WR in 2020. - Both DJ’s, D.J. Chark and D.J. Moore, put up top-10 WR value. - New England Patriots win less than 8 games in 2020. - Matthew Stafford leads the NFL in passing yards and is an MVP candidate. - Derrick Henry doubles last year’s number and catches 40 passes - Zack Moss is better than Devin Singletary - CeeDee Lamb beats out either Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup to become Dallas’s second best fantasy receiver. Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Andy: @andybehrens Follow Scott: @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.





Evaluating every coaching and offensive coordinator change (plus Leonard Fournette released!)
Sep 01 2020 55 mins  
Andy Behrens is joined by Patrick Dougherty of Rotoworld from 4for4 Football to talk about the coaching carousel and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First up, some news: The Jacksonville Jaguars WAIVED running back Leonard Fournette. Yes, the Fournette era — which started via a top-five draft pick — is over for the Jags. Andy and Patrick discuss the fantasy implications of this move, considering the running backs on the depth chart are: Chris Thompson, Ryquell Armstead, Devine Ozigbo and a pair of undrafted free agents. (1:35) Next up, Patrick and Andy look back at all of the major head coach and offensive coordinator changes that occurred this offseason and talk about what to expect with the season less than two weeks away. The Eagles, Vikings, Rams and Bears all landed new OCs and the Cowboys kept theirs but swapped out HC Jason Garrett for Mike McCarthy. Can we expect any major changes to these offenses at all or will they pretty much resemble what they looked like last year? (16:05) Can Kevin Sefanski and Alex Van Pelt revive Baker Mayfield in his third season and effectively run a copy of the 2019 Minnesota offense (but with Odell Beckham, Jr.)? (21:35) Pat Shurmur has been a bad head coach but always pretty effective as an offensive coordinator. Can he rocket second-year duo Drew Lock and Noah Fant into the conversation in the AFC? (27:35) Will Ron Rivera & Scott Turner bring stability to Washington and help mature Dwayne Haskins into the first-round talent he promised at Ohio State? (33:55) Joe Judge & Jason Garrett will steer the ship for the New York Giants. Will Judge’s scared-straight drill sergeant routine help the lowly G-Men and can Garrett turn Daniel Jones into a more consistent QB? (40:20) With new pieces all over the Carolina organization from head coach Matt Rhule all the way down, will Teddy Bridgewater be put in the best place to succeed with the talented, if slightly unproven, WR corps? (46:25) Follow Andy: @andybehrens Follow Patrick: @RotoPat Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Our favorite bets of 2020: Team W/L Totals, Awards, and Fantasy Points
Aug 31 2020 48 mins  
Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don look through the slate of bets up for wagering at BetMGM to figure out what teams will surprise and disappoint, their picks for awards like MVP and Rookie of the Year, and place a few bets on props like fantasy points and most receiving yards in a game. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] If you’re new to betting, we suggest checking out Liz Loza's episode with betting analyst Minty Bets to understand betting terminology and how betting lines are structured. You might be wondering what betting has to do with fantasy football, but it’s a great way to have a chance to still be invested if you miss out on one of your favorite fantasy targets in a fantasy draft. Only one team will get Terry McLaurin in a draft, but if you expect a break out year, the over on his season-long fantasy points is available for a wager. And it goes the other way too: You can use odds and lines to see how Vegas projects players to inform your fantasy moves. Team Win Totals (03:45) Awards: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year (29:15) QB Props (36:00) RB Props (37:30) WR Props (39:00) TE Props (43:30) Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Scott: @Scott_Pianowski Follow Dalton: @DaltonDelDon Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Start here if you don't know where to start
Aug 28 2020 72 mins  
We realize the NFL season (two weeks away) could be sneaking up on you, not to mention your fantasy football draft. You don’t need another thing on your to-do list, so we’re here to do the heavy lifting to get you prepared. We’re going to try to pack as much fantasy advice as we can in that time if your mind has been understandably elsewhere. All in just 60 minutes — can’t beat that! [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] To get you up to speed, we present the Yahoo Fantasy Cram Session! Incoming rookies, veterans on new teams, the latest injuries, fantasy draft strategy and more — there are so many things that the average fan needs to catch up on every August for their fantasy leagues, particularly during the most unpredictable NFL off-season in history: - What to do in the first round of your draft (04:15) - Some players we really love at their current value (20:00) - Some more players we really don’t (30:45) - Some guys to target at the end of the draft who have caught our fancy (35:30) - Liz will talk team physician from the USC Trojans and LA Kings, who will give us some injury insights ahead of this crazy, unprecedented season (41:00) - And we’ll close out with some final strategies and predictions (01:00:00) And if you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up for a fantasy league on Yahoo! Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Andy: @andybehrens Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Busts to avoid in the first round and backup running backs to target
Aug 27 2020 52 mins  
Dalton Del Don is joined by Chris Allen from 4 for 4 football to talk about busts to avoid in the first round, quarterbacks you should steer away from and backup running backs that might be worth a late-round pick on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! It’s often said you can’t win your fantasy league in the first round, but you can lose it. Chris and Dalton look through the players projected to be in the mix during the first round of fantasy drafts to highlight any potential landmines and how your first pick sets the tone for the rest of your draft. (03:35) And, Chris walks us through his strategy at the quarterback position, including 3 that he advises you to avoid and 1 he suggests you target late in drafts. (19:30) Every year, a handful of running backs break out from their understudy roles and take over their backfields full-time. Who will be the lucky few this year? Dalton and Chris look through running back depth charts around the league to see who’s rising and could potentially help your fantasy teams — while being had for free in fantasy drafts. (35:30) Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Chris: @ChrisAllenFFWX Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.






Advanced Stats 101: What they are and what can they predict?
Aug 20 2020 48 mins  
Dalton Del Don is joined by Ben Baldwin of The Athletic, aka the Computer Cowboy, to talk all advanced stats in fantasy and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First up, some news that scared probably everyone in the fantasy community: Miles Sanders got hurt in training camp with what is being called a “lower-body injury.” He’s been labeled week-to-week with the injury, and the talented RB will reportedly be ready for Week 1. Should fantasy managers be worried about Sanders, Yahoo’s consensus RB10? Next, Ben and Dalton get into some advanced stats, including the specific ones they look at, what those stats measure, and what they miss.what advanced stats do you look at? What do they measure? Why do they matter? What do they miss? These stats include EPA, CPOE and SOE. We promise these acronyms will make sense once you listen! (01:30) Dalton and Ben look through the quarterback landscape in the NFL and used advanced stats to take a look at some potential regression candidates, breakouts and players that have relocated like Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill and Cam Newton to see how their 2020 seasons could turn out. Finally, Dalton and Ben discuss the state of the Seattle Seahawks, including their fantasy outlook, why Pete Carroll hates Russell Wilson (okay so maybe hate is too strong but just let the man throw the ball!), and the Jamal Adams trade. (40:30) Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Ben: @benbbaldwin Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Salary cap draft strategy (plus Moss vs. Singletary & low grades on the Bengals)
Aug 18 2020 49 mins  
Andy Behrens is joined by Kate Magdziuk of Rotoworld and the BallBlast podcast to talk salary cap draft strategies and the new-era Bengals (and more) on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Andy and Kate discuss some of their favorite strategies for Salary Cap Drafts. Should you go stars-and-scrubs or try to take a more balanced approach? What about saving some money for the end of the draft? Is that a good strategy to beat out your opponents for some $1 and $2 lottery picks or is it a waste of money that would be better used at the top of the draft? (3:30) Later in the podcast, they discuss a few interesting players who might be on your draft board including rookie Indianapolis RB Jonathan Taylor, and a pair of 2019 breakout WRs in Tennessee’s A.J. Brown and Jacksonville’s D.J. Chark. (19:25) Kate, admittedly a Zack Moss truther, sings the praises of the rookie RB out of Utah and how he could fit nicely into Frank Gore’s goal-line opportunist role for the Bills. With his Buffalo teammate Devin Singletary going about 75 picks ahead of him in Yahoo drafts, should players take a flyer on the first-year rusher? (30:30) Finally, Andy closes out the pod asking Kate about her low grade on A.J. Green (who injured his hamstring today), Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon and the Cincinnati skill players. Does the Cincy hate extend to rookie QB Joe Burrow, who Andy expects to have a monster year? (38:55) Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Andy: @andybehrens Follow Kate: @FFBallBlast Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Greg Jennings on WRs poised to break out — with the right play calling
Aug 14 2020 41 mins  
Matt Harmon is joined by none other than Super Bowl champion and two time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings to talk this unique NFL offseason on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Matt and Greg discuss the effects of this offseason and how a truncated training camp could impact players getting ready for the season, and why not all rookie WRs will be at a disadvantage to put up big numbers in their first season. (Spoiler alert: it's all about good coaching) Along those same lines, one thing we've talked a lot about is the importance of “continuity” and coaching this year, that teams that have had an established roster and coaching staff with low turnover might be better suited for this upcoming season with limited practice time. Matt and Greg discuss the receiver corps in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Houston, and how good play design could open up their offenses and lead to potential fantasy value. And in an ode to off-season news reports, Greg Jennings tells us how he got into the 'best shape of his life.' But seriously, Greg discusses his post-retirement bodybuilding career. It’s rare that an athlete retires ... and gets into even better shape. Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Greg: @GregJennings Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Draft Guide: Tight Ends — deeper than ever in 2020
Aug 13 2020 40 mins  
Dalton Del Don is joined by fantasy analyst Marcas Grant of NFL.com and the NFL Network to talk tight ends and much more on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Here’s the plan for this week: Every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football: Quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends. We already KOed the QBs, we took down the RBs, and we tackled the WRs. Now, Dalton and Marcas tackle the position that’s been a bit of a headache in fantasy drafts, the ends! After the top 2-3 guys — George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, TE tends to be an afterthought for fantasy managers. The analysts reveal what jumps out when they consider TE ADPs compared to other positions, how they’re approaching the position itself, and what exactly they’re looking for in a good fantasy TE. They also run down the Tier 1 tight ends — Kittle, Kelce, Andrews, and Zach Ertz — and how they feel about them, along with some other key draft targets at the position, potential busts, sleepers to target late, and finally, they reveal their personal gameplans for drafting tight ends this season. Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Marcas: @MarcasG Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Draft Guide: Running Backs (plus the insane 'zero RB' strategy)
Aug 11 2020 49 mins  
Andy Behrens is joined by fantasy analyst Denny Carter of Rotoworld to talk running backs and much more on the latest episode of the Fantasy Football Forecast! Here’s the plan for this week: Every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football: Quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends. We already KOed the QBs, now Andy and Denny tackle the most important position, the running backs! For most people, taking a running back with your first-round pick is a no-brainer. Seven-plus players in most analysts’ first-round rankings are usually running backs. That said, the Zero RB strategy has gained momentum in recent seasons. Andy and Denny kick off the podcast discussing how to execute a proper Zero RB draft along with its pros and cons. (1:50) Diving into the different tiers of RBs, Andy & Denny discuss who they consider the top backs behind Christian McCaffrey, the pitfalls of drafting Derrick Henry and at which point in the first round should you start considering a wide receiver like Michael Thomas instead. (11:00) Overall, there are around 14 running backs being drafted in the top 25 picks of Yahoo drafts, among those names like Miles Sanders and Austin Ekeler. Who among that tier should you absolutely reach for or definitely avoid? (16:00) Moving onto rounds three through six, there are a minefield of backs like Mark Ingram and James Conner, which names in this class are worth spending that draft capital on? (25:50) Lastly, the guys close out the show discussing some very late round options for those Zero RB vultures out there (33:05) and throw some cold water on the very unproven Antonio Gibson in Washington. (42:05) Remember to stay tuned to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, which will now have FIVE new episodes per week! Follow Andy: @andybehrens Follow Denny: @CDCarter13 Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Draft Guide: Quarterbacks — targets, busts and sleepers
Aug 10 2020 49 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and 4for4Football’s T.J. Hernandez are here to talk about all things quarterbacks: the targets, the sleepers and, of course, the busts. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Here’s the plan for this week: every day, we’re dedicating an episode on draft strategy for the big four positions in fantasy football, quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and tight ends. In today’s episode, Scott Pianowski and T.J. Hernandez discuss their approach for quarterbacks. The consensus strategy when it came fo quarterbacks for a long time was no matter what you do, always, always, always wait on drafting a quarterback. Is that how we should handle quarterbacks this year? Scott and T.J. take a look at the entire quarterback draft board and share their advice on how to handle the position in 2020. Tier 1: Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson (06:25) Tier 2: Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray (09:55) Tier 3: Deshaun Watson, Josh Allen, Matt Ryan (13:55) Tier 4: Drew Brees, Carson Wentz, Matt Stafford, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers (22:00) Tier 5: Daniel Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Baker Mayfield (28:15) Tier 6: Ryan Tannehill, Jared Goff, Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Burrow. Gardner Minshew (34:10) Follow Scott: @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.




What should you do with the #1 overall pick?
Aug 04 2020 51 mins  
Andy Behrens is joined by The Action Network’s Chris Raybon to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. Chris and Andy kick off things with a few rules for fantasy managers and sports betters alike considering this absolutely crazy year in which there will be no pre-season and less practice than previous summers. (1:55) The guys chat about a superflex draft they’re preparing for later in the day and go over some best practices with drafting QBs in those leagues where you starting two passers is necessary. Is it worth it to reach for a Lamar or a Mahomes, or should you focus on some mid-tier guys like Burrow, Jones, Wentz or Goff? (8:25) The topic of the number one overall pick comes to light and it might sound like a crazy question, but maybe it isn’t: is there any situation in which you should take Saquon over Christian McCaffrey at #1? (17:00) Houston WR Will Fuller sparks a strategy debate: is it worth it to go high-floor or for boom-or-bust candidates only after the sixth or seventh round? (21:50) Finally, the guys wrap up the show going to hot-take city and throw some dirt on a future hall of famer and a recent fantasy stud. Yes, Andy and Chris will tell you why Aaron Rodgers is washed and why Josh Allen is trash. (32:25) Follow Andy: @AndyBehrens Follow Chris: @ChrisRaybon Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2020's Carnival Teams: Good Offenses and Bad Defenses
Aug 03 2020 43 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and PFF’s Ian Hartitz are here to talk about finding this year’s carnival teams, the teams you can expect to put up a ton of points on offense and give up a ton of points on defense like the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and more! [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] New name, new artwork, new release schedule, same crew! We will be coming at you five days a week, Monday through Friday, until the regular season ends. Here’s the plan for August, all the Yahoo hosts you know like Liz Loza, Matt Harmon, Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don and Scott Pianowski will be joined by guests around the fantasy football industry as we get you prepped for an unorthodox NFL season in 2020. We can’t guarantee you’ll win your league, but we’ll make sure you’ll stay entertained while becoming a smarter, more informed fantasy manager. The big news over the weekend was Matthew Stafford and Gardner Minshew being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. How should coronavirus impact rankings this year? (02:00) Every year, a team like the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes along, putting up massive point totals on offense while being a turnstile on defense, forcing teams to throw the ball to a narrow group of players to keep pace and ensuring fantasy gold for all involved. Who will be those carnival teams this year? Here are Scott Pianowski’s picks: Detroit Lions: The ball will be going to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jr. early and often. Did you know Matthew Stafford was QB4 last year in points per game? (06:25) Atlanta Falcons: The Matt Ryan/Julio Jones connection has been around for a decade, but are there enough passes to go around for Calvin Ridley and newcomer Hayden Hurst? (13:15) Carolina Panthers: Consensus RB1 Christian McCaffrey is still a star, and while Teddy Bridgewater might not be peak Cam Newton, the improvement over Kyle Allen is good news for DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. (20:30) Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll and co. rarely let Russell Wilson show off his arm and make plays on the ground, but in a division with San Francisco and Arizona, relying on Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf might be the only way to keep up. (25:05) Jacksonville Jaguars: We know Gardner Minshew II’s DGAF play-style can lead to big games, but is there anyone other than DJ Chark that fantasy managers can depend on? (32:40) Miami Dolphins: Ryan Fitzpatrick will make way for Tua Tagovailoa at some point, but a massive second-half from DeVante Parker, a tight end primed for a breakout in Mike Gesicki and a returning Preston Williams who put up sneaky value last year could mean a lot of high scoring games. (37:25) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Scott: @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Damien Williams and Marquise Goodwin opt out, training camp notes, and much more
Jul 31 2020 44 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are back to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Our experts are joined by Yahoo Sports’ very own Charles Robinson, who gives us a rundown of how things are going around the NFL in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. They discuss player opt-outs, training camp protocols, and much more. (01;15) We might have just received a clearer picture of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield behind Tom Brady. Ronald Jones will serve as the early down back, Dare Ogunbowale will mix in on third down, and talented rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn will serve as primary backup to Jones. But where will new signee LeSean McCoy fit in? Our analysts discuss their fantasy outlooks. (14:30) Speaking of player opt-outs, Damien Williams decided to opt-out this season, causing the Clyde Edwards-Helaire hype train to explode. Is he a fantasy first-rounder? (35:00) Starting next week, we will be banging out FIVE podcasts per week, so stay tuned! Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


How often do top-scoring RB1s repeat their success?
Jul 24 2020 46 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza is joined by Mauricio Gutierrez, the founder of Estadio Fantasy, which is the No.1 site for Fantasy Football analysis in Spanish, to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Recently, Mauricio wrote about where the first pick fantasy drafts usually ends up at the end of the season — and the results aren’t pretty. In the last decade, only three RBs who were top picks ended up repeating as a top-5 RB, that was Arian Foster in 2012, Adrian Peterson in 2015 and Todd Gurley in 2018. None of those RBs repeated as RB1 the next year: - 2010 - C. Johnson (RB7) - 2011 - Peterson (RB15) - 2012 - Foster (RB3) - 2013 - Peterson (RB11) - 2014 - McCoy (RB12) - 2015 - Peterson (RB2) - 2016 - A. Brown (WR1) - 2017 - D. Johnson (injured) - 2018 - Gurley (RB3) - 2019 - S. Barkley (RB10) Liz and Mauricio discuss this, along with Christian McCaffrey's chances to repeat as top fantasy running back, and whether we should that change our draft strategy/find a McCaffrey replacement at No. 1 overall. Liz and Mauricio continue their running back discussion with Mauricio’s take on Joe Mixon, along with their thoughts on a potentially resurgent David Johnson. Oh, and Antonio Brown un-retired from football again. Just in case you were wondering. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Mauricio: @MGutierrezNFL Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

No preseason, the Rams' RBBC and farewell, Antonio Brown?
Jul 22 2020 42 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon is joined by Yahoo Fantasy’s very own Scott Pianowski to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] After a lot of uneasy inactivities, the NFL and NFLPA have both agreed to no preseason games in 2020. In years past, the preseason was a great time for the fantasy community to ... OVERREACT. So now, what will we overreact to by the time Week 1 comes around? (2:30) Training camp has also been a big topic of discussion, and it’s already looking like it will be very different from seasons past. Elsewhere in the NFL, Sean McVay has stated that he envisions the Rams backfield to look a lot like the 49er one ... which is probably not great news for fantasy managers, especially when you consider that the Rams don’t have the system nor the offensive line in place that San Francisco does. (29:07) Matt and Scott discuss the repercussions of an RBBC in LA, and much more (including Antonio Brown’s apparent retirement — good news for Seahawks receivers?) (38:16) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Or at the very least, please stop drafting Terry McLaurin in your mock drafts. Come on people! Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott: @scott_pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking draft strategy, targets and avoids with Jason from Fantasy Footballers
Jul 17 2020 49 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza is joined by none other than Jason Moore of The Fantasy Footballers to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Since Jason has nailed a top-10 accuracy score on FantasyPros ranking of experts for three straight years, we ask him how he's approaching his drafts in a COVID-19-impacted season and his guiding principles when it comes to draft day. (04:20) Next up, Liz and Jason discuss two sleeper wide receivers, one who should smash his ADP and another who might be held back by poor quarterback play. (14:08) Plus, Jason shares his thoughts on the ever-confusing Austin Ekeler (29:15) One of the biggest headlines of the week Liz and Jason discuss is Derrick Henry signing a big extension for 4 years, $50 million. It’s the kind of extension that disagrees with the notion of running backs being replaceable — is Derrick Henry’s deal the start of more? (36:37) Next up, Liz and Jason discuss a couple of names who are jumping out at them in drafts along with some players they’re avoiding. They also discuss the fantasy outlook of the Washington team, especially now that Kelvin Harmon suffered an ACL injury. Aside from Terry McLaurin, who else can we trust on this team? Is Antonio Gibson about to see his draft cost skyrocket? (44:24) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Or at the very least, don't draft our sleeper picks in mock drafts. Shh! Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Jason: @JasonFFL Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Raheem Mostert wants out, Tom Brady's outlook with Bruce Arians, and much more
Jul 10 2020 45 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon is joined by 4for4.com’s Director of DFS TJ Hernandez to talk all things football and fantasy on this latest episode. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] First up, Matt and TJ discuss some of TJ's work in the offseason, including his breakdown of what wide receiver stats matter from year to year. (01:50) breaking news in the NFL world. In a bit of a surprising move, it was reported that Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. After seemingly looking like the clear workhorse following the Matt Breida trade to the Dolphins (not to mention, Mostert’s awesome performances late last year), Mostert wants out. (11:19) Matt and TJ break down the situation, as well as the fantasy outlooks of Mostert if he does leave, and Tevin Coleman, who would seemingly be elevated in this backfield. Next up, the analysts discuss two of their more recent pieces: TJ’s story on how Josh Allen can be this year’s Lamar Jackson (20:00), and Matt’s piece on the workload awaiting Bruce Arians now that Tom Brady is his starting QB. (33:34) Matt and TJ wrap up with one thing they’ve changed their minds about from last week. (42:45) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow TJ: @TJHernandez Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Dissecting Josh Allen, Mahomes signs big, and welcome back Damien Williams
Jul 08 2020 33 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are back to discuss all things fantasy and all things football on the latest episode. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] You might have heard — just might — that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and clearly otherworldy being Patrick Mahomes signed the richest contract in sports HISTORY. We imagine that the Chiefs read our team preview and said to themselves, “Yeah, he's pretty good.” But in all seriousness, how should fantasy managers approach the QB Deity and his surrounding team this year in drafts? (01:41) Elsewhere in Chiefs news, could it be that we’ve tossed Damien Williams to the side too rashly? According to his running backs coach, Williams is expected to have a “big year.” Does this mean trouble for super-hyped rookie, Clyde Edwards-Helaire? (07:10) One of the more polarizing players in 2020 fantasy drafts is Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Matt and Dalton weigh in on if the Firebaugh, California native is an inaccurate scrambler who's being overrated in fantasy drafts or a future fantasy MVP. (19:48) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Injuries, safety and sports in the time of Coronavirus
Jul 03 2020 47 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Yahoo's fantasy analyst Andy Behrens chats with sports medicine physicians Dr. Sara Edwards and Dr. Gregory Horner for an episode that's a bit of a detour from our usual discussions on sleepers, waiver wire picks and receivers who are poised to break out to talk all things injuries and COVID-19. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Dr. Edwards is the Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, and she currently serves as a team physician for the City College of San Francisco, the University of San Francisco and the Oakland Ballet. Dr. Horner is the leader of the Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists’ hand surgery team in Pleasanton, CA and former wide receiver for the Northwestern University Wildcats football team. Andy, Dr. Horner and Dr. Edwards discuss the effects of COVID-19 on sports across the country, how a coronavirus-impacted preseason could mirror the 2011 NFL lockout-affected season which saw more injuries than usual, a look at the testing protocols professional and collegiate sports will be undertaking, whether long-terms effects are a concern for athletes and why you should really, really wear a mask. Follow Andy: @AndyBehrens Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk ;or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cam heads to New England, QB strategy, and late-draft targets
Jul 01 2020 53 mins  
Welcome back to a new episode of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza is joined by Scott Pianowski to talk all things football. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] And few things are dominating the football conversation more than news that Cam Newton had reached a deal with the New England Patriots. Our analysts discuss Cam’s outlook with the Patriots as well as his chances of producing in the 2020 fantasy football season. (0:30) We'll also compare the fortunes of Cam Newton in New England with Ben Roethlisberger, another QB coming off injury who can be had late in drafts. (2:30) And we take a look at our favorite picks in the later rounds of fantasy drafts, like Jordan Howard and Terry McLaurin, whose hype train we will continue to pilot until draft day. (12:15) While Coronavirus has put a damper on the usual news parade of players being in the best shape of their lives, Liz and Scott take a look at the fortunes of Evan Engram who makes his way back from a Lisfranc injury that hobbled him in 2019. He’s currently the sixth TE off the board, but is he worth the draft capital at that spot? (41:15) This year has been unlike any other, and fantasy sports have been directly affected. Liz and Scott talk some changes they’ve made (or will make) in their league settings to reflect the current state of affairs. (49:00) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Scott: @scott_pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A shorter preseason, the Ravens offense and a Big Ben bounceback?
Jun 26 2020 57 mins  
Welcome back to a new episode of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are back to talk all things football. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] While training camps are expected to open on time, Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports that the NFL is discussing the viability of a full preseason slate, and we know the annual HOF game has been canceled. What will be the impact of a shortened ramp-up period on players? (0:33) Matt Harmon calls Ben Roethlisberger "one of the keys to fantasy football in 2020" since his health directly impacts the value of Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and James Conner. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, said, "He's comfortable and pleased where he is. Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020." Liz Loza's chats with an orthopedist says the prolonged break for Ben is a little bit good news and a little bit bad news for his expected value and the Steelers offense. (13:10) And elsewhere in the AFC North, one of the Steelers’ biggest rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, loom as division favorites, but do we need to worry about Lamar Jackson regressing? If potential regression is to be staved off, Lamar will need weapons to throw to. Can anyone other than Hollywood Brown and Mark Andrews step up in Baltimore? Or are there just not enough touches left once Brown, Andrews, and the rushing game with Lamar get theirs? At least we'll always have some early Miles Boykin coach-hype. (22:45) Plus, we'll get a player debate in before we get out of here: Is the fantasy community too pessimistic on the Rivers-less Keenan Allen? (45:43) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking money-making quarterbacks and underrated wide receivers
Jun 24 2020 50 mins  
Welcome back to a new episode of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don to talk all things football. Some big football news came in the form of Dak Prescott signing the franchise tag in 2020. Now that he’s locked in for the season, will he be a top 3 fantasy quarterback this year? (1:40) Speaking of quarterbacks that are about to make a lot of money, Matt is working on a series titled, “Players that will tell the story of the season.” And one of the guys he’s looking at is Patrick Mahomes. It’s kind of wild to say this about an MVP and Super Bowl winner, but does Mahomes have an ever higher ceiling that we’ve seen? (7:40) Will a rising tide named DeAndre Hopkins lift all boats in the Arizona offense? (15:40) Elsewhere in fantasyland, Matt lists some underrated wideouts he likes this season (30:36): - Terry McLaurin - Diontae Johnson - Marquise Brown - Sterling Shepard - Anthony Miller - Curtis Samuel With a list of names like this, is there a reason to grab a WR early in drafts? Dalton and Matt discuss. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

'Stick to sports,' Coronavirus concerns, and who will fill Deebo's shoes?
Jun 19 2020 42 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon return after a brief hiatus with a new episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast to talk Coronavirus, Deebo Samuel's foot injury, and the idea of 'sticking to sports.' You might've noticed that for the past two weeks or so that we haven't had a show. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, and the ensuing protests which we support here, we felt wasn’t right to be joking and just focusing on fantasy football while we're all thinking about and facing the realities of systemic racism in the country. We want this show to be a place where we’re able to talk to each other honestly about what we're thinking, when it comes to fantasy football, but also beyond sports. So if you’re looking for a place where we just stick to sports, this podcast isn’t it. Dr. Anthony Fauci says that there shouldn't be a season without a bubble: "Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall." Liz shares some nuggets from her conversations with an orthopedist and epidemiologist about what to expect this season. And, one nugget of fantasy news, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel broke his foot recently and is expected to miss the start of the 2020 NFL Season. Will someone else in the receiving corps fill his shoes? Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking Packers, Bears, and second-tier RB options
May 29 2020 52 mins  
Liz Loza is joined by none other than NFL Network’s Adam Rank on the latest fantasy football podcast! [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Liz and Adam talk all things NFL, including Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones saying he “would love to be a lifelong Packer.” ... Which is interesting, considering the Packers drafted rookie running back, A.J. Dillon. Liz and Adam share their thoughts on this backfield along with how they’d draft Jones this year. (03:25) They’ll also break down where Jones fits in their strategy along with fellow tier 2 RBs Josh Jacobs (11:57), Austin Ekeler (13:01), Miles Sanders (18:00), James Conner (26:10), and Devin Singletary (29:10) . We’ve been talking quite a bit about the Bears on this here pod, and since Adam is a Bears guy, he and Liz give their thoughts on the offense (along with a tweet from Adam stating he thought rookie tight end Cole Kmet was a good draft choice by said Bears!). (32:54) Finally, the experts run through some guys they like and don’t like for this fantasy football season, including Drew Lock and potentially lethal Denver Broncos (40:10), and Hunter Renfrow of the Las Vegas Raiders. (44:56) [2020 Draft Rankings: Overall | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers] Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Adam: @AdamRank Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

WR Rankings and Reception Perception 101
May 27 2020 50 mins  
In this edition of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, we’re flipping the script a bit and having Dalton Del Don throw questions at Matt Harmon and give us a sneak peek at this year’s Reception Perception! [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] But first, Dalton and Matt talk some of the major happenings in the NFL, including the Seattle Seahawks adding their 50th starting running back! Okay, in all seriousness, the Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde, and now their backfield consists of Hyde, Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and Travis Homer. What does this mean for fantasy? (01:25) And later in the show, Matt Harmon explains the methodology and process behind Reception Perception. For those of you new to Reception Perception, Matt Harmon basically hunkers down while most of us are recuperating from the football season and reviews every route a wide receiver runs to see how successful they are in a wide variety of scenarios. Yes, every. Single. Route. (04:27) Here are some of the receivers Matt and Dalton discuss in today’s show: Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (14:31) Stefon Diggs and John Brown, Buffalo Bills (20:42) Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (22:18) Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (25:42) Odell Beckham, Jr., Cleveland Browns (27:54) A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (32:26) Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (34:12) Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears (37:17) [2020 Draft Rankings: Overall | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers] Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


NFC West backfields and RB/TE rankings showdown
May 22 2020 55 mins  
Running backs are almost always the talk of the town when it comes to early fantasy football projections and predictions, but there’s a pair of NFC West backfields that haven’t really been getting much attention, until now. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] While the backfield is San Francisco doesn’t have a true every down, big-name workhorse, it’s one that should have tons of potential value. Supposed RB1, Raheem Mostert, recently told the media that he’s bulking up so that he can handle 200+ carries this season. Are we buying the breakout for Mostert? (13:16) Elsewhere in the NFC West, Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said, "We feel we've got three really good backs." "What we wanted to do was get a group that we felt really good about ... This enables us to say, 'We're not necessarily committed to any approach, it's a feel for the flow of the game.” That's not exactly a ringing endorsement to take Cam Akers early in fantasy drafts. (18:36) Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don discuss those backfields and much more on the latest fantasy football podcast. Matt and Dalton also debate some players they disagree with from their rankings; specifically, their running backs (24:02) like J.K. Dobbins and Derrius Guice, and tight ends like T.J. Hockenson and Austin Hooper (41:24). Next week, they’ll throw down over their QB and WR rankings! Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The importance of continuity in an uneven offseason
May 20 2020 65 mins  
With all the uncertainty surrounding the current state of affairs, continuity becomes paramount, and that is especially true for NFL rookies about to begin their first season or for free agents who are about to learn an entirely new system on an entirely new team. We don’t know what this offseason will bring, but one thing is for sure: Players who have continuity on their side are in a better position to succeed — and fantasy managers should take note! Liz Loza is joined by Andy Behrens discuss continuity and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] In NFL news, The Athletic's Connor Hughes suggests the Jets "can’t wait to unleash Chris Herndon" this upcoming season. Liz and Andy discuss the outlook of the Jets’ offensive pieces, including the returning Herndon, Sam Darnold, Le’Veon Bell, and newcomer Denzel Mims. (03:17) Speaking of continuity, a couple of veteran NFL quarterbacks have been trying to get things going with their top weapons. A less-hairy Ben Roethlisberger has been working out with JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, and Ryan Switzer, while new-Buccaneer Tom Brady underwent a two-hour throwing session with Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, and five other teammates. (12:44) Liz and Andy discuss them and other teams and players benefiting from continuity — including Liz’s take on Jarrett Stidham and the Patriots — and the teams that might be lacking in chemistry from a full offseason: AFC East (17:36) NFC East (21:44) AFC North (24:47) NFC North (26:48) AFC South (33:14) NFC South (37:35) AFC West (49:30) NFC West (56:50) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Learning from burnt takes, and does anyone know how healthy Todd Gurley is?
May 15 2020 48 mins  
We’ve all had predictions that turn out to be wrong. We’ve all had bad takes that come back to haunt us. It’s a part of life and the human need to try and make an opinion as close to a fact as possible. The key is to learn something from that burnt take. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon have had some of their own, and they discuss those takes and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] But first, we look at some of the news around the NFL. Falcons OC Dirk Koetter said about RB Todd Gurley that "The main question, that no one seems to know, is what is his health status?” If the OC doesn’t know ... who does? (01:41) Colts WR T.Y. Hilton recently said, "I want to be a Colt” in reference to his contract status ... which is not a sentence you need to say if a team already wants you back. Are we buying or selling Hilton in a Rivers-led offense? (10:10) Our Tennessee Titans 2020 preview went live, and our experts give their thoughts on Derrick Henry's chances of becoming the overall #1 running back for the year. (Hint: they're not high, but that doesn't mean you should avoid him this year.) (17:15) Most recently, Matt looked back at his failed 2019 takes on both Alvin Kamara and Davante Adams. Liz, too, had a burnt 2019 take, on David Johnson. They discuss the three questionable takes in detail, what to expect from them in 2020, and why it's important to focus on process not results. (19:05) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Davante vs. DeAndre, 6 big questions and the NFL schedule
May 13 2020 62 mins  
It’s never too early for draft prep szn, and there are already some big questions that we’re wrapping our heads around as we careen toward opening kickoff for the 2021 NFL season. Matt Harmon is joined by Scott Pianowski to discuss those questions and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Head coach Bill Belicheck has spent much of the 21st century proving naysayers wrong, but with an unproven quarterback and unremarkable players at skill positions, what do we do about the New England Patriots? (02:40) Perennial All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins heads to Arizona and is the consensus WR5 at FantasyPros, but with a move to a spread-the-wealth offense and limited time to build rapport with a new quarterback, can he leapfrog Davante Adams or Julio Jones? (07:17) Los Angeles Chargers running back and PPR monster Austin Ekeler has a new quarterback and doesn’t have Melvin Gordon eating up touches, could we see another career year? (19:38) After James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster fell short of their expected breakouts, are we sleeping on the Pittsburgh Steelers? (28:39) Most fantasy experts were ready to anoint Mecole Hardman as a breakout player at the end of the 2019 season, but with Sammy Watkins returning and a buzzy rookie in the backfield, do we have to wait another year? (37:31) With a healthy OBJ, Kareem Hunt in the fold for a full season and another receiving weapon in Austin Hooper, are we ready to forgive the Cleveland Browns if their expected fantasy breakout comes a year later than we all expected? (44:37) Along with talk of those underrated values and undervalued names on high-powered offenses, Matt and Scott discuss some of the takeaways from the reveal of the 2020 NFL schedule. (49:28) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Scott @scott_pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


The immortal Frank Gore, Best Ball draft recap, and is AG the new CMC?
May 06 2020 50 mins  
The year is 3042. In a future incredibly different from our present, Frank Gore rushes for another touchdown. Okay so he’s not that old, but his longevity does make one wonder about Gore’s potential immortality, as it was announced that he would be signing with the New York Jets. Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don to discuss that signing and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Now that Gore is a member of Gang Green, should we as fantasy players be worried about Le’Veon Bell? (02:30) Speaking of running backs, Washington head coach Ron Rivera made quite the statement recently, saying rookie Antonio Gibson “has a skill set like Christian McCaffrey.” Soon, we’ll find out that Antonio Gibson is already in the best shape of his life, has lost 20 pounds, and has put on 30 pounds of muscle. (06:41) Elsewhere in the NFL, the fifth-year option wheel began to turn, as both the Bears and Titans declined to pick up the options of Mitchell Trubisky and Corey Davis, respectively. (10:37) Oh, and Andy Dalton signed with the Dallas Cowboys like we all suspected he would. (23:15) To wrap things up this episode, our experts recap what they learned recently from a 10-team Best Ball draft. (27:33) Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rookie winners and veteran losers from the NFL Draft
May 01 2020 44 mins  
Welcome back to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast! In this episode, Yahoo's Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down some of their favorite rookies from the back-end of the NFL Draft and take a look at some veterans who might be fighting for a job when (if?) training camp opens. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Every year, a few rookies from the later rounds break out for unexpected fantasy value. Who will it be this year? Liz plans on taking a shot on the Tennessee Titans’ Darrynton Evans who'll likely slide into third-down duties with Derrick Henry's passing game woes, and Matt goes with Bryan Edwards, who'll likely start alongside fellow rookie Henry Ruggs in Las Vegas (00:51). Matt and Liz also look at two more rookies that they think could have big years, Washington's Antonio Gandy-Golden and Ke'Shawn Vaughn, who'll only need to leap frog Ronald Jones II to line up in the backfield with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. (06:13) Elsewhere in the NFL, O.J Howard had his fifth-year option picked up in Tampa Bay (13:20), Andy Dalton was released by the Bengals (20:31), the Los Angeles Chargers held on to Justin Herbert's future security blanket Mike Williams (23:01). And while all this is going on, Cam Newton is still searching for a new team (27:48). Perhaps the New England Patriots will make a play? It's been way too long since they've had a former MVP under center. And we wrap up the show by looking at some of the veterans who might be less than excited about the results of the Draft, like Jamison Crowder from the New York Jets and Julian Edelman, who as of right now, does not have a former MVP throwing him the ball. (31:18) Liz and Matt discuss all this and more, so be sure to tune in! Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Second Round Recap — RBBCs galore and GB, wtf
Apr 29 2020 56 mins  
Well, the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to help you break down all the fantasy nuggets and takeaways from the selection process on the latest fantasy football podcast. After Round 1 delivered a couple of fantasy relevant picks, Round 2 started off with a bang! THIRTEEN skill players were drafted and that doesn’t even include Jalen Hurts, who our own Charles Robinson is reporting the Eagles will deploy “like Taysom Hill on steroids.” Liz and Matt break down the team fit and fantasy expectations of the wide receivers, running backs and one quarterback to be picked on the second day of the NFL Draft: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson - Cincinatti Bengals (02:01) Michael Pittman, Jr., WR, USC - Indianapolis Colts (07:00) D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia - Detroit Lions (11:22) Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin - Indianapolis Colts (14:26) Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado - Jacksonville Jaguars (20:41) Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame - Chicago Bears (26:25) KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State - Denver Broncos (30:48) Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame - Pittsburgh Steelers (32:32) Cam Akers, RB, Florida State - Los Angeles Rams (35:04) Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma - Philadelphia Eagles (40:45) JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State - Baltimore Ravens (43:21) Van Jefferson, WR, Florida - Los Angeles Rams (45:07) Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor - New York Jets (47:01) AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College - Green Bay Packers (49:48) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


First Round Recap: Burrow to Cincy, Dak gets another weapon and CEH, omg
Apr 25 2020 58 mins  
Well, Round 1 of the first virtual NFL Draft is in the books. There were a few trades, but nothing completely eye-opening. Considering this draft set something of a precedent for the NFL, it actually went pretty smoothly ... for everyone but Aaron Rodgers. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon give their takes on Round 1 of the draft in the latest fantasy football podcast. [Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] It was a Round 1 full of defensive players and offensive linemen, but we had a few key fantasy-relevant picks as well. Liz and Matt analyze and deliver their thoughts on the team fit and fantasy expectations for the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and one running back to be picked on the first day of the NFL Draft: Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) (08:30) Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) (11:30) Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) (15:30) Jordan Love (Green Bay Packers) (20:20) Henry Ruggs III (Las Vegas Raiders) (28:04) Jerry Jeudy (Denver Broncos) (31:42) CeeDee Lamb (Dallas Cowboys) (37:56) Jalen Reagor (Philadelphia Eagles) (43:18) Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings) (48:30) Brandon Aiyuk (San Francisco 49ers) (50:14) Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Kansas City Chiefs) (55:00) Who was your favorite pick in Round 1 from a fantasy perspective? Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.




2020 Draft Team Needs: AFC
Apr 10 2020 43 mins  
With the NFL Draft getting closer by the day, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are continuing to preview what lies ahead. This time, they look towards teams in the AFC. And speaking of the draft, things will have a new spin this year, as teams will make their picks virtually. As such, you can imagine that Dave Gettleman is figuring out how to use a computer, while Jon Gruden thinks Zoom is the name of a wide receiver. Oh, and Pete Carroll has probably hoarded all the gum in the northwest Washington state area in anticipation for the draft. What will the Bengals, Dolphins, Chargers, Jaguars, Browns, Jets, Raiders, Broncos, Patriots, Ravens, Titans, Chiefs, Colts, Texans, Steelers and Bills do when they’re on the clock? Liz and Matt discuss as well as break the news that the Houston Texans have acquired now-former Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks for the 2nd round pick acquired in the DeAndre Hopkins trade. Oh, and don’t forget: Yahoo Fantasy Football is officially open for the 2020 season, and our overall rankings are live too! Subscribe to Yahoo Sports’ new debate show, BOXED IN. Liz made an appearance the other day. Rumor has it Matt is making an appearance on a Tiger King-centric episode next week. Matt and Liz may debate each other on a future episode for a change. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.





Gurley & Gordon find new homes, but where will Cam Newton land?
Mar 27 2020 53 mins  
Well, it’s official: The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss the Panthers releasing the former MVP and more a bit later on the latest fantasy football podcast. First, two big-name running backs switched teams. The Los Angeles Rams released Todd Gurley, and he was subsequently signed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. (3:55) The Denver Broncos signed free agent Melvin Gordon, adding him to a backfield that already contained Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. Our experts discuss what the moves mean for fantasy. (10:15) Newton reportedly had a successful physical in Atlanta that proved his health, so, with that knowledge in tow, where do we think he’ll land? (18:30) Out of the backfield and switching to out wide, Robby Anderson — signed with the Carolina Panthers (28:00) — and Breshad Perriman — replaced Anderson on the New York Jets — are off the free-agent board. (37:20) Another wide receiver, Devin Funchess, signed with the Green Bay Packers, giving Aaron Rodgers a new ... weapon? (43:20) Liz and Matt breakdown all those moves — and discuss sweatpants, lasagna and kumquats on another quarantine edition of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Todd Gurley released, QBs on the move as Free Agency continues
Mar 20 2020 36 mins  
What a YEAR this week has been! Tom Brady to the Buccaneers — could Antonio Brown join him? — Philip Rivers to the Colts, both DeAndre Hopkins and Stefon Diggs got traded, and Cam Newton gave a very Cam-Newton-like reply to the Panthers allowing him to seek a trade. (6:56) All in a week’s worth of NFL Free Agency — and it’s not over yet. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss it all and more on the latest fantasy football podcast. Another quarterback was on the move this week: The Jacksonville Jaguars traded Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears. (8:50) Does this mean the Gardner Minshew era has begun in Duval? Should Mitchell Trubisky be terrified? Elsewhere on the QB carousel, the Denver Broncos waived Joe Flacco due to what is being called a “failed physical designation.” Are they going all-in with Drew Lock — or are they about to make a move? And in one of the more shocking moves of the day, the Los Angeles Rams announced they would be releasing star running back, Todd Gurley! (18:24) And speaking of running backs, there is also reported mutual interest between Melvin Gordon and the Buffalo Bills. Got all that? Good, because there’s probably gonna be more to come! (24:54) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tom Brady waves goodbye to New England and more Free Agency talk
Mar 18 2020 51 mins  
Technically, the free agency period for the 2020 NFL season actually starts on March 18th, but you would think we were midway through the period the way the deals have been flying! Liz Loza and Matt Harmon talk about all the biggest moves made in the latest fantasy football podcast. After a Monday that included a mind-boggling DeAndre Hopkins-to-the-Cardinals trade -- that our own Matt Harmon called the worst trade of all time -- and a late-night trade for Stefon Diggs by the Buffalo Bills, Tuesday came in strong as well. - It seems like Tom Brady, 6-time Super Bowl champ, is taking his talents to Tampa Bay. We'll look at how TB in TB will impact Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as well. (01:24) - Load up the kids into the RV, Phil Rivers is going to Indy. (09:26) - Our one word reaction to the Hopkins/Johnson trade: WTF! Okay, that's technically an acronym, but on the bright side Houston signed Randall Cobb tho. (12:23) - Stefon Diggs gets traded to Buffalo and adds another weapon to a sneaky good offense. (20:48) - If you listen closely you can actually pinpoint the exact moment Matt's heart breaks in two: Cam Newton is likely to be traded or cut in Carolina... and will be replaced by Teddy Bridgewater. (28:37) - Bears add Jimmy Graham and Robert Quinn. But not all hope is lost, Chicago is reportedly interested in Nick Foles or Andy Dalton. (36:52) - Browns add Austin Hooper and Jack Conklin while fantasy football writers nationwide get ready to write about the loaded Browns offense ... again. (43:54) - Falcons replace Austin Hooper with former Raven Hayden Hurst. (45:32) And our experts will continue to talk through all the news as the updates keep coming! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

NFL Dysfunctional Franchise Power Rankings
Mar 11 2020 33 mins  
This second week of March is not the busiest time in the NFL calendar. In the valley between the combine and the start of free agency, with an important labor vote potentially getting resolved over the weekend, NFL fans and prognosticators alike feel like they're about to crest the first drop of a roller coaster. Lots of anticipation. Not much action. Have no fear, the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast still rolls out the important #content on a weekly basis. Inspired by last week's discussion of Amari Cooper's bumpy tenures in Oakland & Dallas, Matt Harmon & Liz Loza spend the podcast today doing their first annual NFL Franchise Dysfunction Rankings. After a shared top 4 of the usual clown show franchises (hello, Dan Snyder!), the real arguments begin. Why are Matt & Liz so far apart on the Cowboys and Patriots? Are the Lions truly a bad franchise or is their consistency worthy of praise? Is the Bill O’Brien era in Houston a sign of operational competency or ineptitude? Why are our hosts so low on the Steelers? New logo aside, are the Rams truly a top tier franchise or are they teetering on the verge of being the Chargers? Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Brady on the move? Bucs on the QB hunt? The NFL Combine rumor mill is in full swing!
Feb 28 2020 47 mins  
The NFL Scouting Combine has begun, and so too the rumor mill begins to spin. Everything from Cam Newton to Joe Burrow’s hands have already been discussed. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon run down those storylines and more in the latest fantasy football podcast. ESPN's Jeff Darlington is reporting sources close to Tom Brady is evaluating free agency with the intention of departing. Is someone punking the American public or should you order your TB12 Las Vegas Raiders jersey right now? (3:45) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers raised eyebrows when head coach Bruce Arians and General Manager Jason Licht spoke on the future of the quarterback position. Arians said he’d like to see "Tom Brady. Philip (Rivers) is another guy. We'll see." Jameis Winston’s days as Tampa’s starting QB might be numbered. (10:20) The Buccaneers apparently aren’t alone in this either — seems like the Raiders might be open to a change as well if we’re to interpret GM Mike Mayock’s words in that way: “I’m very happy with Derek Carr. What I’ve told everybody I’ve been in touch with since I took this job is we’re gonna evaluate every position every year. If we can get better, we will.” (14:45) Further north in the NFC South, the Panthers brain trust has opened up a little more on on the future of Cam Newton with the team. Could he be on the trading block? (18:05) Ron Rivera and the Redskins' brass reportedly met with Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow at the combine. Could the Skins really be exploring moving on from Dwayne Haskins, Jr.? (23:30) After some rumors that Joe Burrow could pull an Eli Manning and turn his back on Bengals at the podium (and some hilarious talk of the size of his hands), he set the record straight, saying he’d absolutely report to Cincinnati. (27:10) Elsewhere in the rumor mill, Dave Gettleman is saying Dave Gettleman things in New York about the Giants' fourth overall pick (29:15), while the Bears are taking their sweet time deciding what to do with Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option. (33:00) Next up, our experts go into detail on Liz’s top prospects to watch at the combine: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma; Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama; Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama; D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia; JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State; Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin. (36:40) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Greg Olsen lands in Seattle, 3 WRs to watch in the combine and offseason social media detectives
Feb 21 2020 46 mins  
Since last week’s episode, some veteran faces who have been fantasy stars in the past have announced their return to the NFL in 2020. Greg Olsen signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Drew Brees will return to the New Orleans Saints. Adrian Peterson will once again take the field as a member of the Washington Redskins. Even Jason Witten, who tried (and failed) his hand in the booth, stated he wants to play again. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss those returns and more in the latest fantasy football podcast. The NFL Scouting Combine will start on Sunday, February 23, and our experts talk about rookies they’re most interested in, particularly Henry Ruggs III, Justin Jefferson and Antonio Gandy-Golden. (21:35) Next up, Liz and Matt are delving into the strange world of social media. This is the time of year when NFL players are Instagramming and tweeting with unmatched relentlessness, oftentimes sharing obscure, mysterious posts which may or may not inadvertently reveal something about their playing future. Liz and Matt discuss the very latest from that world, including Derek Carr Instagramming a picture of him and Khalil Mack, and Stefon Diggs deleting everything Vikings-related from his IG. (32:30) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Valentine's Day matchmaker with Philip Rivers, Amari Cooper and the 2020 free agent class
Feb 14 2020 57 mins  
It’s the second full week of February, and for many folks, that means love is in the air — yes, Valentine’s Day. And in the spirit of happy couples, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon decided to play matchmaker in the latest fantasy football podcast. But instead of bringing couples to the perfect V-Day restaurant or pairing a significant other with the perfect gift, they’re taking the top soon-to-be free agents and placing them in a new team. The first candidate is Philip Rivers, newly “single” after the Chargers and QB said their goodbyes (4:45). There’s Amari Cooper, on the market after being the odd-person-out in a highly publicized sugar-daddy situation (10:25). Should Melvin Gordon look for love outside of LA? (16:40) Are Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill meant to be? (24:45) Where will the second chapters of Jameis Winston — who got LASIK surgery so now everyone will overdraft him in 2020 — and Marcus Mariota take them? (25:40) Kenyan Drake was broken up with (freed?) by the Miami Dolphins and went on to produce successfully with the Cardinals — so is this pairing the real thing? (44:10) These are just a few of the names Liz and Matt play cupid with — where do you wish your favorite free agents would land this offseason? Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.



Chiefs vs 49ers: Taking a longer look at both backfields and Deebo vs. Mecole in 2020
Jan 30 2020 30 mins  
With the big game just a few days away, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon preview the matchup and much more from Radio Row in Miami on the latest fantasy football podcast! Before they get to that, breaking news out of Chicago: Mitchell Trubisky went under the knife to fix an injured shoulder. Could this cure his passing woes from 2019? Too bad it was his non-throwing shoulder that was injured the whole time. Loza continues to lament the QB situation in the Windy City. (0:35) Later, our experts give their initial thoughts on staying down in Miami, plus their experiences on Media Night, where Liz got the cold shoulder from Tevin Coleman. (3:05) The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs both provided a lot of fantasy goodness last season, and they’ll have some intriguing and interesting situations at both running back and wide receiver in 2020 Raheem Mostert has established himself as the leader of the 9ers backfield in recent weeks, but considering how things were playing out early in the season (with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida shining in individual moments), is Mostert worthy of high draft capital next season? On the other side of the spectrum, will Damien Williams finally be a trustworthy season-long asset, or will we be teased with the upside of Darwin Thompson yet again? (10:20) At wide receiver, both teams have talented youngsters who will be entering Year 2: Deebo Samuel for the 49ers and Mecole Hardman for the Chiefs. The 2019 rookie wide receiver class was truly incredible — and an even better one might be coming in 2020. (15:25) After discussing all that, Liz and Matt give their final thoughts and predictions for Super Bowl LIV! (22:25) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Packers & Titans post-mortem, Eli retiring, and ranking the QBs in 2020
Jan 24 2020 45 mins  
This is it. The matchup is set. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will meet for all the marbles at Super Bowl LIV. Who ya got? Liz Loza and Matt Harmon give their initial thoughts on the matchup in the latest fantasy football podcast. But we can’t forget about the teams the Chiefs and 49ers beat to get here. Liz and Matt give their thoughts on both the Titans and Packers — two squads that probably played beyond their means in these playoffs. (1:10) Elsewhere in the NFL, the offseason has continued chugging along, especially in East Rutherford. After hiring Jason Garrett as their new offensive coordinator, the Giants are now linked to Freddie Kitchens. (13:15) Speaking of the Giants, Eli Manning announced his retirement on Wednesday, and almost immediately the Hall Of Fame debate began — which side are you on? (19:40) The Jaguars hired Jay Gruden as their new OC, but head coach Doug Marrone has kept talks of a 2020 starter at quarterback under wraps thus far. (28:00) Our fantasy analysts published their way too early top 10 ranks at every position this week. Liz and Matt compare their notes on quarterbacks, and debate between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes for the 2020 fantasy season. (32:00) We’ll be back next week, live from Radio Row in Miami at Super Bowl LIV! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Divisional round recap, championship preview, and more coaching changes
Jan 14 2020 58 mins  
The NFL playoffs have not disappointed thus far, giving Liz Loza and Matt Harmon a lot to discuss on the latest fantasy football podcast. Kicking off the weekend, Kyle Shanahan, Robert Saleh and the San Francisco 49ers put on a show on both sides of the ball, completely dominating the Minnesota Vikings. Particularly impressive was the re-emergence of Tevin Coleman in the SF backfield. As always, the 49ers RB situation is hard to parse from a fantasy angle, but it demands your attention. (0:35) In an immense upset, Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and the Tennessee Titans continued their magic to knock off the Baltimore Ravens IN Baltimore one week after taking out Tom Brady and the Patriots IN New England. Derrick Henry, in particular, has been unreal in these playoffs, running for over 180 yards in consecutive weeks. Liz and Matt discuss whether the behemoth runner will be worth a top-five fantasy draft pick next season. (8:40). The Texans-Chiefs game was absolutely nuts. The Texans were up 24-0 at one point in the game, yet lost 51-31 to quarterback-god, Patrick Mahomes, and the Chiefs. Sorry, Bill O'Brien and the Texans, but our hosts are at a loss on how to stop this team. (20:25) Wrapping up Sunday's games, the Packers advanced to the NFC Championship on the backs of a great Aaron Rodgers performance and a greater Davante Adams performance. Pretty impressive considering the rest of the Green Bay WRs are Allen Lazard and a bucket of spare car parts. (25:50) Elsewhere in the NFL, Kevin Stefanski was hired by the Cleveland Browns to be their new head coach, right after the 49ers shut down the Vikings offense (33:50). On the other side of the spectrum, the Broncos fired Rich Scangarello and replaced him with Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator (39:10) and the Jaguars parted ways with John DeFilippo (43:35). Liz and Matt discuss these moves and what they mean for fantasy. Finally, Liz and Matt pick this weekend's two conference championship games against the spread in Titans/Chiefs and Packers/49ers. (50:15) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The coaching carousel is in full spin and divisional playoff round preview
Jan 09 2020 64 mins  
Happy New Year! A LOT has happened since our last episode, but Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are back to talk all things football in the latest fantasy podcast. First up, the coaching carousel is in full effect, as one of the biggest pieces was knocked off the board. Jason Garrett is gone from Dallas, replaced by veteran coach Mike McCarthy, which feels a little bit like going from vanilla ice cream to ... artisanal vanilla ice cream. Liz and Matt explain why the move is probably good news for Dak and Zeke. (02:16) Ron Rivera is now the new head coach of Washington, while the Giants went with former Patriots WR coach Joe Judge as their new HC (and Garrett might apparently not be done with the NFC East). (11:15) Former Baylor coach Matt Rhule is the new HC for the Carolina Panthers. The Browns, however, are still exploring candidates like Josh McDaniels, Jim Schwartz and Eric Bieniemy. (14:15) Liz and Matt discuss all these hirings and their impact on the fantasy landscape. The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs was a doozy: Kirk Cousins and the Vikings went to New Orleans and took out the Saints. (34:28) Derrick Henry barreled his way through Foxborough en route to a Titans upset, what's next for Tom Brady? (38:05) The Seahawks defeated an Eagles team that lost Carson Wentz to an injury just minutes into the game. (46:45) And Deshaun Watson led the Texans to a win over Buffalo. (51:56) Liz and Matt recap those matchups and then preview this weekend’s divisional round. (55:30) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 17 Preview: What went right and wrong in fantasy in 2019
Dec 27 2019 59 mins  
Well, the fantasy championships are over — UNLESS your championship game is in Week 17. If you do, we are obligated by the fantasy overlords themselves to say: “Your league is crazy.” But, if you like to live dangerously, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon have you covered for Week 17 in the latest fantasy football podcast. First things first: with the Ravens sitting Lamar Jackson (and others) for their Week 17 matchup against the Steelers, is RGIII a viable starter in daily fantasy? (0:50) Before we get to the rest of the Week 17 games, with 95% of leagues wrapped up for the year, there’s no time like the present to look back at the fantasy season. What happened to the consensus top four — Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliott — this season? How did they finish the year? Was the consensus all wrong, or is this just part of variance? What about the rest of the guys drafted in the top 10? (4:20) After his incredible 2019 season, could Lamar Jackson be next year’s #1 overall pick? (7:00) And speaking of QBs, what do we make of the current top 10 — Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott, JAMEIS WINSTON, Russell Wilson, Josh Allen, Mahomes, Kyler Murray, Matt Ryan, and Carson Wentz — going into 2020? Should the whole “Wait on a QB” strategy change? Should we be looking to target dual-threat quarterbacks only? (15:05) Liz and Matt then look towards Week 17 and tell you the one thing you should look for in each game. (28:30) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. We’ll be back after the New Year! Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 16 Recap: Strange gifts and performances handed out in championship weekend
Dec 23 2019 47 mins  
Just in time for the holidays, the football gods gifted us a strange Week 16 to wrap up the 2019 fantasy football season. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss the wild Week 16 and the gifts they think each team received as a result of the weekend's games. For example, the Eagles gifted Cowboys fans what appears to be the end of the Jason Garrett era in Dallas. (01:22) Alvin Kamara found the end zone twice this week – his first scores since Week 3 – which might've been a gift that was too little, too late for his fantasy owners. Despite Kamara's season-long performance that didn't meet expectations, is he still a top 5 pick in 2020? (05:41) Brett Hundley, of all people, staved off a late comeback attempt by the Seattle Seahawks after Kyler Murray left the Cardinals game with a hamstring injury. Perhaps more so than #1 pick Murray, the real gift in Arizona might be Kliff Kingsbury, who is proving himself to be a more than competent NFL head coach. (10:42) Every Denver Bronco fan has been wishing for a QB ever since Peyton Manning hung up the cleats in 2016. Is Drew Lock the gift they've been waiting for? (13:48) In a startlingly high-scoring game, the Giants and Washington went into overtime tied 35-35! Dwayne Haskins went down with an injury, but it didn’t appear to be too serious. Daniel Jones, on the other hand, went absolutely nuts, throwing for 352 yards and FIVE touchdowns. What can we expect from these two young quarterbacks in their sophomore year? (21:02) Speaking of strangely high-scoring, how about those Bengals and Dolphins? Two months ago, this game looking like a snoozefest, and despite their bad records, these teams have set themselves up for interesting futures. (25:10) All those games and more on the last Sunday-night episode of the season. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 16 Preview: What you need to know before your fantasy championship – and what's going on in Jacksonville?
Dec 20 2019 57 mins  
It’s fantasy championship week (unless your chip is in Week 17 — if so, probably should change that), and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon have you covered with all things Week 16 in the latest fantasy football podcast. One of the biggest news items heading into the fantasy championship is Dak Prescott dealing with an injured throwing shoulder. Prescott himself has said he’ll be good to go for the Cowboys’ must-win matchup against the Eagles, but Liz and Matt discuss the potential fantasy ramifications this injury could have. (1:30) Elsewhere on the injury front, star wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) will not be available for his fantasy managers as he was ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. the Texans. Breshad Perriman is expected to step into the WR1 role for the Buccaneers. What should we expect from Perriman and the rest of the fantasy assets in that game? (8:20) Our experts then discuss their Christmas wishes for the 2020 Jacksonville Jaguars. The 2019 version of the time just went through an odd, tumultuous week culminating in the firing of Tom Coughlin (coaches are probably next). (12:20) After doling out some more Christmas cheer to the struggling Rams & still-injured AJ Green (20:20), Liz and Matt then look towards Week 16 and tell you the one thing you should look for in each game. (27:40) Don’t forget to play in Yahoo’s Week 16 NFL $175K Baller contest! $10 entry fee and $15K to first place! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. We’ll be back this Sunday for our final recap of the season! Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 15 Recap: Fringe playoff heroes and recap of a crazy semifinal week
Dec 16 2019 40 mins  
What do Kenyan Drake, Breshad Perriman, Kenny Stills, Greg Ward, A.J. Brown, and Jamison Crowder all have in common? They probably sent some fantasy managers to the championship in Week 16. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon recap those performances and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. (02:51) [Yahoo Sportsbook powered by BetMGM: Deposit $10, Get $100 in Free Bets. NJ only. 21+. Terms apply] It was a wild Week 15, with plenty of touchdowns to go around, making for some undoubtedly high-scoring fantasy semifinal matchups. Also, pure mayhem went down in the Bay area after the Oakland Raiders lost their final home game (14:27), and the San Francisco 49ers got shocked at home by the sorry Atlanta Falcons. (21:34) Sadly, not only did Dalvin Cook go down in Week 15 with a shoulder injury, but he was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game, which hints at the potential severity of the ailment. Does Mike Boone enter league-winner status? (19:20) Elsewhere in the NFL, the Kenny Stills, of all people, put the Houston Texans in the driver's seat for the AFC South with 2 TDs against the Tennessee Titans. (24:00) Somehow, the Bears wide receivers — specifically Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller — are making things work even though Mitchell Trubisky is ... not amazing. (26:53). At long last, Tyler Lockett returned to fantasy glory — but the Seahawks cannot play a normal game to save their lives (which might be good or bad, depending on what side of the fantasy fence you’re on). (29:34) Saquon Barkley delivered two touchdowns (although, since they were his first since Week 7, it might have been too little, too late for fantasy managers). Oh, and Eli Manning is back to .500! (33:08) Finally, Liz & Matt wrap up the show lamenting the complete no-show from the Los Angeles Rams and offensive explosion from the Dallas Cowboys. (35:52) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 15 Preview: Big injuries at the wrong time, and dreadful sits-starts for the semifinals
Dec 13 2019 53 mins  
One of the best feelings ever is to know you’re going into the fantasy football playoffs with a completely healthy lineup. Unfortunately, the way Week 14 went, it’s hard to have a completely healthy team right now. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss all those injury losses and more in the latest fantasy football podcast. The Philadelphia Eagles — who are trying to not only make the playoffs but beat out the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East crown — lost Alshon Jeffery to IR and Nelson Agholor’s status is up in the air for Week 15 against Washington. Now, their wide receiver corps is reduced to JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward Jr., someone named Robert Davis and ... who knows. Washington isn’t scot-free either, as Derrius Guice — who was showing off his potential in previous weeks — was placed on IR again with a sprained MCL. (2:00) Two fantasy studs in Mike Evans and Marvin Jones were both lost for the season. Targets galore for Kenny Golladay and Chris Godwin, respectively, although fantasy managers should take note that Jameis Winston has been playing with a fracture in his hand. (8:40) Next up, Liz and Matt discuss some of the worst players they’re being forced to start in the semifinals, along with some of the better players they might have no choice but to bench! (21:30) Liz and Matt then look towards Week 15 and tell you the one thing you should look for in each game. (33:10) Don’t forget to play in Yahoo’s Week 15 NFL $175K Baller contest! $10 entry fee and $15K to first place! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 14 Recap: How the NFL playoff race is affecting your fantasy playoffs
Dec 09 2019 36 mins  
Sadly, we regret to inform you that the Patriots' dynasty is over. Kaput. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss the state of the Patriots dynasty and much more in the latest fantasy podcast. Speaking of contenders, they are few and far between in the NFL while there are a plethora of eliminated (or close to eliminated) teams. Yet, some of those teams are still putting up a fight. Liz and Matt talk about which teams are frisky (like the Broncos, Falcons, and Colts) and which teams are packing it in (like the Browns, Panthers, and Jaguars). (02:39) The New England Patriots lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14, 23-16. The Texans beat them, 28-22, in Week 13. And we all know what the Ravens did to them a couple weeks ago. That’s three AFC contenders the Pats lost to. So ... what do we make of this? (23:29) Elsewhere in the NFL, the aforementioned Texans (after that impressive win over the Pats) were embarrassed in Week 15, 38-24, by Drew Lock and the Broncos. Now, Houston is in a virtual tie at the top of the AFC South with the Titans, who have been BALLIN. How will this battle play out in the coming weeks? (28:21) Unfortunately for fantasy managers, Week 14 was replete with injuries. Mike Evans, Jared Cook, DeVante Parker, and Derrius Guice all went down, among others. Liz and Matt discuss the ramifications of those losses. (31:01) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter: @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at: https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 14 Preview: Playoff injury roundup, Eli's last ride and one thought for each game
Dec 05 2019 61 mins  
Week 14. The start of the fantasy playoffs. Whether you made the tournament or are on the outside looking in, it’s been a wild, memorable season, and it’s safe to say that the best could be yet to come. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss the start of the playoffs and the players you need to know about on the latest fantasy football podcast. Though the fantasy playoffs are set to begin for many leagues in Week 14, that doesn’t mean they’re starting smoothly for every fantasy manager. Dalvin Cook suffered an injured shoulder on Monday night in Week 13, but does it mean Alexander Mattison will become more than just a stash (Cook did say he’ll be fine for Week 14)? (6:10) Marlon Mack returned to practice (11:35), and Kerryon Johnson is reportedly eyeing a return in Week 16 — but should you stash him for the fantasy championship? Also, TJ Hockenson is headed to the IR. We do some Lions talk to get you prepared for the playoffs. (15:00) Daniel Jones, is looking doubtful for Week 14 with an ankle sprain, so you know what that means: ELI IS BACK! Liz and Matt discuss the trickle-down effect for the Giants wideouts rest-of-season. (19:05) Liz and Matt then look towards Week 14 and tell you the one thing you should look for in each game (35:10), as well as some DFS bonus bargains (1:00:00). Don’t forget to play in Yahoo’s Week 14 NFL $200K Baller contest! $10 entry fee and $20K to first place! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 13 Recap: Turkey day leftovers & a week for the underdogs
Dec 02 2019 54 mins  
RIP to most Survivor entries. Our thoughts are with everyone who trusted Sam Darnold this week. Salute to those of you who trusted the likes of DeVante Parker and Derrius Guice in a must-win Week 13. Liz Loza & Matt Harmon discuss all those performances and more from a crazy Week 13 the latest fantasy football podcast. After recapping some of the Thanksgiving action (03:04), and the Ravens/49ers matchup of the day (14:04), Liz and Matt break down Sunday’s slate which was full of surprising underdog performances. Devlin “Duck” Hodges and Benny Snell helped take down the Browns. (18:05) The aforementioned Sam Darnold and the red-hot Jets? Embarrassed by the Bengals. (22:09) DeVante Parker LIT UP the Eagles (7 catches, 159 yards, 2 TDs). (28:50) Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry ruined many of the Colts’ playoff dreams. (32:13) Gardner Minshew took back his rightful place as the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting QB in an otherwise troubling loss to the Buccaneers (36:11) Derrius Guice went off (10 rushes, 129 yards, 2 TDs) in a huge upset over the Panthers. (40:57) Elsewhere in the NFL, Darwin Thompson finally gets an opportunity in KC, the Rams offense awoke in shocking fashion against the Cardinals, Drew Lock got a nice QB win in his first start and Green Bay found their WR2 -- all hail the Lazard King! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter: @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at: https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 13 Preview: Turkey day action and a MNF beat-down
Nov 27 2019 57 mins  
Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are back with a special Wednesday edition of the fantasy football podcast, ahead of the turkey apocalypse otherwise known as Thanksgiving! [Play in Yahoo’s NFL $200K Baller. $10 entry fee and $20K to first place] But Thanksgiving is on Thursday, how about that you-know-what whoopin’ the Ravens put on the Rams on Monday night? Liz & Matt gush about Lamar, lament the Rams & preview the NFC West matchup between the Rams & Cardinals later in the week. Are we sure Arizona is the worst team in the division? (05:00) Back to the holiday spirit, our experts run through all the Turkey Day action, starting with ... ugh ... Bears vs. Lions. In the event that the questionable Jeff Driskel can’t take the field on Thursday, his backup is, and this is not a mistake, David Blough. Blerg. Is there anything positive to take away from this matchup. Our experts try to find the marshmallows in this rotten bowl of sweet potatoes. (09:05) They then move on to Buffalo vs. Dallas in what might be the most interesting matchup of the holiday. Both teams have been criticized for being weak against squads over .500. Which team will silence the doubters on Thursday? (12:01) Finally, our football dinner ends with a dessert of New Orleans vs. Atlanta. Can New Orleans prove their surprising loss to the dirty birds two weeks ago was just an aberration? Or will this flightless Falcons team put up one last fight against a division rival before they pack it in for the season? (19:03) After the Turkey Day discussion, Liz and Matt look towards the weekend and preview each game from the remainder of Week 13 and tell you the one thing you should look for in each game. (25:45) Don’t forget to play in Yahoo’s Week 13 NFL $200K Baller contest! $10 entry fee and $20K to first place! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter: @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at: https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at https://yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 12 Recap: Backup RBs go off, more Wentz worry and is it N'Keal Harry time?
Nov 25 2019 53 mins  
Sure, Christian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb had big days, as expected, but a lot of backup running backs had memorable outings in Week 12. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss the captivating performances from Rashaad Penny, Latavius Murray, Qadree Ollison, Benny Snell and more in the latest fantasy football podcast. (01:25) Liz and Matt hit mostly every game from Week 12’s Sunday slate, including fantasy owners finally getting a solid look at first round Patriots WR N’Keal Harry. Should fantasy owners invest in the rookie or are there better options in the depleted New England receiver corps? (13:25) Elsewhere in the NFL, we witnessed another disappointing outing by Carson Wentz. So, for the umpteenth time, what’s wrong with Wentz? (21:28) The Browns went off in the Week 12, as everybody with fantasy value — Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt — ate, while on the other side, DeVante Parker turned 11 targets into six catches for 91 yards (for what it’s worth). (31:45) Oakland got caught in a classic west-to-east trap game in East Rutherford. Matt & Liz take a look at Sam Darnold’s performance and the Jets’ light schedule to round out the season (36:30) Don’t get your ponytail in a bunch, but Derrick Henry had himself a day against the Jaguars and Leonard Fournette got into the end-zone twice as well. Could Ryan Tannehill be the answer in Tennessee and man, it definitely seems like Foles is not in Jacksonville. (41:58) John Brown is becoming (or rather, has become) one of the safest wide receivers to roster in fantasy (48:12), Mason Rudolph got benched one week after you-know-what, only to watch the Duck, Devlin Hodges, come in and help the Steelers get the W (51:30). Liz and Matt discuss all that and more fantasy tidbits from Week 12’s games. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter: @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at: https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at https://yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 12 Preview: Strong second-half rookies, are the Falcons good now and is Rivers washed?
Nov 22 2019 52 mins  
Are we seeing the end of Philip Rivers? On a scale of 1-gross, how bad was Goff vs. Trubisky last week? Oh, and what’s going on with Nelson Agholor’s supposed burner account? Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss that and much more on the latest Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, starting with the...shall we say...rough outing between the Rams and Bears last Sunday night. (1:30) On Monday night, the Chiefs beat the Chargers in Mexico City, but most notable were Philip Rivers' 4 picks. Is the veteran quarterback nearing the end? (7:10) Elsewhere in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been holding their own even though they’re dealing with a plethora of injuries to their top fantasy weapons. JuJu Smith-Schuster has already been ruled out, James Conner is questionable, and Diontae Johnson is in concussion protocol. Have the surprisingly .500 Steelers finally about collapse under the weight of injuries?(10:30) Speaking of surprises, the lowly Falcons have won two games in a row by a margin of 55-12. What's behind Atlanta's sudden resurgence, and should we pay attention to this team in the second half? (16:25) Next, Liz and Matt discuss some rookies who could provide strong second-halves, which could prove very useful in fantasy. Names like Noah Fant, Hunter Renfrow, Deebo Samuel (who could be in for some positive touchdown regression), Darius Slayton and Andy Isabella may be of potential interest if they're available in your league or if you're thinking about keeping them (21:40). After discussing all that, our experts give one bit of advice for every game on the Week 12 slate (32:40), as well as some DFS bargains and fades (51:45). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 12 NFL $200K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $20,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 11 Recap: Kyler is heating up, Lamar is on fire and what's wrong with Watson & Wentz?
Nov 18 2019 55 mins  
Four passing touchdowns. 222 passing yards. 86 yards on the ground. 4 touchdowns. Just another day in the office for Lamar Jackson. The MVP front-runner (don't @ us, Russell Wilson lovers) is continuing his hot streak and despite losing this weekend, Kyler Murray is showing strong flashes that he could be Lamar Jackson (or Patrick Mahomes, or Cam Newton) 2.0. Matt Harmon is joined by Dalton Del Don on a Week 11 Sunday night to discuss the results of the too-close-for comfort San Francisco 49ers win over the Arizona Cardinals (02:30) and the blowout win for the Baltimore Ravens over the Houston Texans (07:45). Later in the show, our experts hit the rest of the Sunday games including: - New England @ Philadelphia: What's wrong with Wentz? (19:35) - New Orleans @ Tampa Bay: The Saints get right against the Bucs (21:15) - Denver @ Minnesota: The Vikings finally allow a TD to a TE (29:30) - Atlanta @ Carolina: The end of Riverboat Ron? (31:00) - Dallas @ Detroit: It's a Bo Scarbrough revenge game! (36:30) - Cincinnati @ Oakland: Perhaps Ryan Finley isn't the answer (40:30) - Jacksonville @ Indianapolis: Marlon Mack fractures his hand (44:45) - Buffalo @ Miami: Josh Allen finds his deep ball (52:00) - New York Jets @ Washington: gross (52:25) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at https://yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 11 Preview: Nick Foles is back, RBs to stash and WR3s to stream
Nov 15 2019 60 mins  
Well, as fun as Minshew Mania was, it has indeed come to an end. Nick Foles is returning to the Jaguars this week, but what does it mean for the fantasy values of Jaguar studs like Leonard Fournette and D.J. Chark? (1:10) Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss that and much more on the latest Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast. Elsewhere in the NFL, two of the top tight ends in fantasy won’t be on the field in Week 11. Austin Hooper will now be out for a month, and considering he’d been the top tight end in fantasy, we feel your pain, fantasy managers. Is Luke Stocker a viable fantasy option now? George Kittle is set to miss another game, and unfortunately, it’s against the Cardinals, the team which has been friendliest to opposing TEs this season. Liz and Matt seek out TE dart-throws in the wake of these injuries for Week 11. (5:45) As you very well know, it’s #HandcuffSZN, but beyond that, Liz and Matt list the running backs fantasy managers should be stashing — regardless of whether they’re rostering the lead backs in the same offense. (15:05) Next up, our experts talk about the random group of wideouts in the top 30-50 who seem to produce week in and week out, and which of them are worth streaming based on their matchups. (23:40) After discussing all that, our experts give one bit of advice for every game one the Week 11 slate (35:55). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 10 Recap: Barkley, Kamara, Johnson falter & a rare O.J. Howard sighting
Nov 11 2019 51 mins  
Alvin Kamara. Saquon Barkley. David Johnson. There is no doubt that these three names were among the first six or seven picks in your league. Yet today, Kamara was only RB14 on the week and Barkley & Johnson...you don't want to know (1:21). Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss these star running back performances and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. Moving from the broad strokes of disappointing RBs to recapping the Sunday games: - O.J. Howard made an extremely rare appearance in the Buccaneers' win over the Cardinals (19:26) - Is it Rashard Higgins time in Cleveland after the Browns beat the Bills? (24:50)  - Ryan Tannehill turned some heads in Tennessee's upset victory over the Chiefs (27:50) - Taylor Gabriel finally found the end zone in Lions @ Bears (34:30) - Baltimore thrashed the Bengals as Lamar Jackson continues to be the most exciting player in the NFL (37:45) - Don't let the Steelers fool you, their offense is still bad (41:30) - Did Kalen Ballage establish himself as the starter in Miami? (45:10) - Carolina & Green Bay: what really constitutes a snow game? (48:30) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter: YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at: https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at https://yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 10 Preview: Kareem Hunt is back – why you should avoid the hype
Nov 08 2019 62 mins  
We have reached Week 10 of the fantasy football season — are you tired yet? Hey, fantasy fatigue is a real thing, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to help you get through it in the latest fantasy football podcast. It’s been an eventful week across the NFL. Cam Newton’s season is over, as the Panthers placed their (former) starting quarterback on IR (1:20). Evan Engram is now in a walking boot ahead of a same-stadium rivalry game between the Jets and Giants (8:55). Kareem Hunt is set to play vs. Bills after serving his suspension – what does this mean for Nick Chubb (11:45), and finally, quarterback god Patrick Mahomes is set to make his return from injury, and it begs the question whether his return will positively or negatively affect Damien Williams (17:50). After discussing all that, our experts preview some interesting Week 10 matchups, including a pair of awesome primetime NFC matchups in Vikings/Cowboys (20:35) and Seahawks/49ers (25:10). After that they preview the rest of the Sunday Week 10 slate (29:00) They then wrap up the show giving some daily fantasy bargains and fades for the week (59:00). Don’t forget to join the Week 10 NFL $250K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $25,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 9 Recap: Time for a QB change in PIT and CHI?
Nov 04 2019 48 mins  
There was a lot of unimpressive quarterback play early in Week 9, but few signal-callers disappointed more than Mason Rudolph and Mitchell Trubisky. It’s not that they played terribly, but you just always seem to expect more from these passers considering their respective situations. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss these performances and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. No one realistically expected Mason Rudolph to be Big Ben 2.0, but considering that he has the No. 1 pass-blocking unit protecting him and strong weapons on the outside, his subpar performances aren’t cutting it in either fantasy or reality. In fact, if not for Jacoby Brissett going down with a knee injury early, the result of this game could have been different. And speaking of Brissett, Liz and Matt discuss the fantasy fallout of the Colts weapons — like Zach Pascal, who shined in T.Y. Hilton’s absence — if Brissett has to miss time and Brian Hoyer is the starting QB for Indy (1:15). If you think Rudolph is sub-par, you can only imagine what Liz and Matt think about Mitchell Trubisky (11:15). Another game, another Bears loss, another crappy performance by Mitch. Oh, and DeSean Jackson, who just came back, got hurt again. Just horrible luck. Elsewhere in the NFL, Damien Williams reappeared, rushing for over 125 yards while also out-touching LeSean McCoy (22:30). On the other side of the field, Adam Thielen re-injured his hamstring (but Stefon Diggs didn’t produce in his stead, unfortunately). Devin Singletary may have finally asserted himself over Count Dracula I mean Frank Gore against Washington, as the electrifying rookie went off to the tune of 95 rush yards and 45 receiving yards (along with a touchdown on the ground). His older counterpart across the field, Adrian Peterson, had a solid game as well, rushing for over 100 yards (30:40). In the late afternoon, Russell Wilson mustered his usual magic in the Seahawks' overtime win over the Buccaneers (36:20). In a game where Tyler Lockett looked incredible & D.K. Metcalf broke out, fantasy owners must consider that Seattle added Josh Gordon over the weekend. What can we expect out of Gordon on the 7-2 Seahawks? Oakland's win over Detroit was about as exciting a fantasy matchup as we had this weekend (41:30). Our experts break down the Raiders' win and emergence as an offensive powerhouse. Liz and Matt then continue their Week 9 recap with some quick fantasy hitters (45:15), like Kenyan Drake’s raucous Cardinals debut, Nick Foles impending return to Jacksonville, and Preston Williams’ league-winning potential (oh, and the Jets are bad). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 9 Preview: RBs to stash in the second-half and goodbye to Dalton & Flacco
Oct 31 2019 58 mins  
With Liz Loza out Halloween-ing, Matt Harmon is joined by Yahoo’s very own Scott Pianowski for the latest fantasy football podcast. And with Halloween on the mind, there are some scary situations in the NFL, starting the Steelers backfield, which is a true house of horrors right now. James Conner, Jaylen Samuels, and Benny Snell are all either dealing with injuries or trying to return from them. Seems like Samuels is ready to go, but nonetheless, Scott and Matt break down these situations (3:20). From scary RBs to terrifying QBs, we got confirmation that Kyle Allen is returning under center in Carolina for at least one more week, even though it seems Cam Newton will be making his grand return soon (8:10), Andy Dalton was outright benched in favor of Ryan Finley for the Bengals (16:25), and an injured Joe Flacco will give way to Brandon Allen at QB for the Broncos (21:00). Week 9 marks the beginning of #HandcuffSZN, as a prime second-half strategy is for fantasy managers to start adding handcuffs to elite running backs (23:00) Some options include: Alexander Mattison, Gus Edwards, Ryquell Armstead, Tony Pollard, Darrell Henderson, and Reggie Bonnafon. Mark Walton is another option worth adding who is actually a starter, and maybe even Darwin Thompson is a sneaky add? Scott and Matt also discuss the value of Raiders players (like Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller) in the second half (36:25), as well as why you should be caring about second-half strength of schedule (40:05). After discussing all that, our experts preview some interesting Week 9 matchups in Chicago vs. Philadelphia and Jacksonville vs. Houston (45:25). They then wrap up the show giving some daily fantasy bargains and fades for the week (52:35). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 9 NFL $250K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $25,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @scott_pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 8 Recap: Sanders & Montgomery finally emerge and Danny Dimes is your QB1
Oct 28 2019 44 mins  
You know that moment when that player you’ve been waiting to go off, finally goes off? We had a few of those on Sunday in Week 8. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon talk about those performances and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. Above all, the most “FINALLY!” moments of the week have to go to rookie running backs, David Montgomery (1:00) and Miles Sanders (5:50). You wanna talk about waiting for guys to go off, look no further. Montgomery (31 total touches, 147 total yards, 1 TD) and Sanders (6 total touches, 118 total yards, 1 TD, 1 2-point conversion) had great days, but the question Liz and Matt try to answer is: Are these performances for real? Can we trust them going forward? The Bears' las Elsewhere in Week 8, Drew Brees returned but it was Latavius Murray who won the day (11:00). After taking over for an injured Alvin Kamara the last two weeks, Murray has been EATING, posting back-to-back 25+ fantasy point outings. That said, the party could end for Murray, as the Saints will go on bye in Week 9 and Kamara is expected to return to action in Week 10. On the other side of the field, Chase Edmonds, coming off a shocking performance in Week 8, got hurt against the Saints, but it’ll be hard to trust any Zona RB against the undefeated 49ers in Week 9. Mike Evans exploded in Week 8 (198 yards, 2 TD). The same can’t be said, unfortunately, for Tennessee's wideouts (16:20). Most of us expected the likes of Corey Davis and A.J. Brown to continue their growth alongside Ryan Tannehill, but our expectations were not met (understatement). After all that FAAB was used on Ty Johnson, the Lions continue to prove to us that their backfield is actually a minefield. Well, at least Matthew Stafford and Daniel Jones both had excellent fantasy days (22:20). The Atlanta Falcons haven't missed a step (for better or worse). With Matt Schaub under center, he came close to replicating Matt Ryan's stats but have no fear, the Dirty Birds are still in the gutter (29:10). How about those 49ers? Tevin Coleman went absolutely nuts (13 touches, 118 total yards, FOUR total touchdowns) and newcomer Emmanuel Sanders caught a touchdown on the 9ers first offensive drive. On the other side, Kyle Allen could do nothing against the vaunted San Francisco defense — so we can expect Cam Newton to return to the starting role soon when he’s ready (31:15). Liz & Matt wrap up the show with the late-breaking news that J.J. Watt will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle (39:5). With an already shaky defense, how will the Texans adjust and could Gardner Minshew lead the Jags in a repeat stellar performance next week against Houston? Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 8 Preview: Trade season, IR season, and how those top-ADP players are doing
Oct 25 2019 54 mins  
With the NFL trade deadline less than a week away, some teams have already begun to make moves. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss those trades and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast. Mohamed Sanu and Emmanuel Sanders are both on new teams, and in better situations, too. Sanu is now on the undefeated Patriots, who lost WR Josh Gordon to the IR (0:50), and Sanders is on the undefeated 49ers (7:30). Liz and Matt discuss those trades and how they impact the fantasy landscape. Gordon wasn't the only big name fantasy player to hit the injured reserve. The Detroit Lions placed RB Kerryon Johnson on the IR and our experts diagnose whether Ty Johnson, the most added player in Yahoo leagues, is the answer (13:00). Earlier in the week, Yahoo Fantasy’s very own James Koh tweeted out a graphic of where the top players in ADP currently stand through seven weeks of the season and ... well ... it’s not pretty. To think, the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Mixon, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Saquon Barkley are nowhere near the top-20 at their position is unreal. Liz and Matt break down this stunning group and offer up some suggestions for dealing with the reality of this situation in fantasy (19:00). After discussing all that, our experts preview some interesting Week 8 matchups in Tampa Bay vs. Tennessee (the Ryan Tannehill era is here!) and Philadelphia (can the Eagles get it together on offense?) vs. Buffalo (37:40). They then wrap up the show giving some daily fantasy bargains and fades for the week (46:45). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 8 NFL $250K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $25,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 7 Recap: Key injuries and re-injuries define the weekend
Oct 21 2019 39 mins  
Liz Loza & Matt Harmon, unfortunately, have to discuss a LOT of injuries that occurred in Week 7, headlined by Patrick Mahomes being lost for about a month due to a kneecap injury suffered against the Broncos (1:00). Other big injuries fantasy gamers dealt with include Matt Ryan (ankle), Adam Thielen (hamstring), Kerryon Johnson (knee), and Ito Smith (head/neck), to name a few. Even Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley, who just returned from injuries, got banged up during their game. Liz and Matt discuss the fantasy implications of all those losses in this episode, particularly the Engram and Barkley re-injuries (13:15). Are players coming back too soon? Liz has thoughts. Elsewhere in the NFL, the Vikings offense looked unstoppable against the Detroit Lions (18:30) and Aaron Rodgers delivered his game of the year thus far, lighting up Oakland for over 400 yards and six total touchdowns while sharing the wealth to EVERYBODY (22:00). Jared Goff and the Rams went back to their high-scoring ways, but are they back, or is this just a symptom of playing the Falcons (27:00)? (Then again, they play the Bengals next week, so there’s that). Deshaun Watson helped DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Stills, and Keke Coutee all enjoy productive fantasy days, albeit in a loss to Jacoby Brissett and the Colts (29:00). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 7 Preview: Rams make YOLO moves, Saquon is back and the TE wasteland
Oct 18 2019 52 mins  
There’s a lot to talk about as we head into Week 7 of the NFL season, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon cover it all in the latest fantasy football podcast. First up, how about that trade the Los Angeles Rams swung for Jalen Ramsey? Talk about going for it all! The Rams went YOLO with their defense and the Jaguars got a decent haul and seem to be rebuilding on the fly better than a certain aquatic team in south Florida (1:00). Elsewhere in the NFL, fantasy gamers are crossing their fingers that Saquon Barkley will return on Sunday for a plus-matchup against the Arizona Cardinals after practicing for two days straight (12:50). And now, for a topic that most fantasy gamers have been frustrated with the past couple seasons: Tight Ends! Scott Pianowski recently shuffled-up the tight end position, and now that we’ve gone past “Peach Season,” (drafting the top TEs), it’s apple-picking season. AKA, Liz and Matt discuss which tight ends are worth adding off the waiver wire and streaming via matchup, names like Jason Witten, Dawson Knox, and both Houston Texan tight ends, just to name a few (17:40). Somehow, Week 7 is cursing us with some BAD quarterbacks going against some BAD defenses. Liz and Matt discuss their thoughts on these matchups, like Ryan Tannehill (taking over the recently benched Marcus Mariota) going against the Chargers, Gardner Minshew vs. the terrible Bengals, and Daniel Jones taking on the Cardinals’ sieve-like defense (29:30). After discussing all that, our experts preview a trio of Week 7 NFC matchups in the Vikings vs. Lions, Eagles vs. Cowboys and 49ers vs. Redskins (40:15). They then wrap up the show giving some daily fantasy bargains and fades for the week (46:35). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 7 NFL $250K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $25,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 6 Recap: Darnold returns, Vikings air it out and signs of danger for Chiefs & Cowboys
Oct 14 2019 46 mins  
Week 6 was not without a few surprises, starting with Marcus Mariota getting benched against the Broncos in favor of Ryan Tannehill (0:45). Well ... “in favor” is probably not the best use of that phrase, as Tannehill was not much better against a Broncos defense that came to play. Moving to games and teams that matter, Liz Loza & Matt Harmon break down the weekend's biggest storylines on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast. In the first of two home losses on Sunday for teams in LA, the Rams were handily beat at home by the division-rival 49ers (3:15). Yeah, we know the 49ers are for real now, but what should we make of the fading Rams and their indecipherable backfield? Speaking of confusing backfields, what are the New Orleans Saints if they don't have Alvin Kamara or Drew Brees (9:30)? Sam Darnold made his (glorious?) return to the New York Jets on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys and instantly, the Jets offense changed completely (13:40). It seemed like Mononucleosis may have made Darnold stronger, as he came out firing on all cylinders; by the time the fourth quarter was halfway through, Darnold had thrown for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. But while Darnold’s absence due to an ailment ended, others emerged. Will Dissly — who seemed to be on the verge of a breakout — left with what is feared to be an Achilles injury during the Seahawks' victory in Cleveland. Matt and Liz breakdown the number of interesting storylines as a result of that game (22:50). Other big matchups on Sunday included the Vikings-Eagles, where Stefon Diggs EXPLODED for 185 total yards and three TDs (27:30). That’s back-to-back weeks where a Viking receiver has gone off — but can we trust it, or will they revert back to the Dalvin Cook Show? The Texans defeated the Chiefs, handing Patrick Mahomes and the team their second straight loss (34:10. Our experts break down this anticipated matchup, including this startling fact: Houston’s offensive line didn’t allow a single sack! Curtis Samuel went off in London, while O.J. Howard collected just two catches amidst growing trade rumors (43:05) Oh, and Adrian Peterson? Yeah, he had a big day (45:15). Listen in as Liz and Matt discuss the fantasy reverberations of all those matchups and more. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 6 Preview: What if Mahomes is really injured?
Oct 11 2019 51 mins  
On Monday night, the 49ers put on a running clinic in against the Cleveland Browns, but it ended up coming at a heavy cost: The team lost both their fullback and their right tackle to injury. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon open the show this week discussing the prospects of Matt Breida, Tevin Coleman and play a little game of either/or with the San Francisco backfield (2:06). There's a lot to consider in Kansas City with now that the injury bug has shown its ugly head. With Sammy Watkins getting hurt and Tyreek Hill not yet ready to return, Byron Pringle emerged against the Colts — but is he the real deal – and does any of that matter if Patrick Mahomes is hobbled with an injured ankle (9:15)? In other news, Chris Herndon made fantasy gamers rage uncontrollably after he hurt his hamstring in practice — and this is after waiting for him to return from his suspension. Not great. Liz & Matt break down the frustrating Jets offense and recommend some sage for Gang Green (15:45). Oh, and Christian McCaffrey scared the sh** out of everybody by missing practice with a back issue but he returned to a full practice (thankfully). With that said, McCaffrey’s backup, Reggie Bonnafon, impressed late against the Jaguars, making him arguably the most valuable handcuff in fantasy (24:15). Mark Walton got promoted after Kalen Ballage ... Kalen Ballage’d. Is Walton on the fantasy radar? What about the rest of the Dolphins, who are playing a must-lose game against Washington this week (31:30). After discussing all that, our experts preview a pair of sneaky-interesting Week 6 matchups in Houston/Kansas City and the London Bowl between the Panthers and Buccaneers (38:05), then wrap up the show giving some daily fantasy bargains and fades for the week (44:40). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 6 NFL $300K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $30,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FFFollow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 5 Recap: Big performances, and are the Panthers really better without Cam Newton?
Oct 07 2019 45 mins  
You want to talk about big performances, look no further than Week 5. In the latest fantasy football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon recap those outings, and much more, and they’re joined by Psych and A Million Little Things alum, James Roday!We can’t talk about big performances without talking about what Christian McCaffrey did to the Jacksonville Jaguars (1:30_. Run-CMC racked up a whopping 237 total yards and three touchdowns on 25 total touches. Those are video game numbers. But after another monster day by McCaffrey, the Panthers are 3-0 during the Kyle Allen era. So, it begs the question: Are the Panthers — Matt’s ex-lover — a truly better team without Cam Newton?Minshew-Mania stumbled against McCaffrey’s Panthers, but there were fantasy goodies to be had on the Jaguars side of the ball, too. Gardner Minshew (26/44 for 374 yards and 2 TDs), Leonard Fournette (137 total yards, 1 TD), D.J. Chark (164 yards, 2 TDs) all provided great days. You’ll remember last week, the frustration about the Vikings passing had boiled over, especially with their two stud wideouts, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Well, the coaching staff heard — sort of. Adam Thielen and Kirk Cousins had good days; Diggs, not so much. Across on the other side of the scoreboard, the Giants lost Wayne Gallman to a concussion. And while Saquon Barkley continues to build evidence of his inhuman nature, Liz and Matt discuss Vikings/Giants and whether Jonathan Hilliman is now on the fantasy radar (11:30).Before the Sunday night clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts, Teddy Bridgewater was the third-highest scoring fantasy quarterback. Yes, that Teddy Bridgewater, thanks to 314 pass yards and four touchdowns — so maybe this offense isn’t as in trouble as we initially thought after the Drew Brees injury (19:30). Back to the AFC South, the Will Fuller explosion happened, as the wideout turned 16 targets into 14 catches, 217 yards, and 3 TDs. His quarterback, Deshaun Watson, had a day too, throwing five touchdowns and totaling 473 yards through the air and on the ground (28:15).Have to shout out Josh Jacobs too, who, going up against the vaunted Bears defense and playing overseas, went off for 143 total yards and two touchdowns (30:30) Aaron Jones decided to put on his best Christian McCaffrey impression against Dallas, going off for FOUR touchdowns and over 180 combined yards (35:45). On the other side of the spectrum, Amari Cooper turned 14 targets into 11 catches, 226 yards, and a touchdown. Big, unexpected performances indeed.Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy.Follow Liz @LizLoza_FFFollow Matt @MattHarmon_BYBCheck out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 5 Preview: The curious case of Stefon Diggs and an RB wasteland
Oct 04 2019 56 mins  
It’s no surprise that the Minnesota Vikings have loved to run the ball in 2019. Like, LOVED it. Like, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have been suffering because of it, and so has every fantasy gamer who drafted one (or both) of the talented Vikings wide receivers. Thielen has voiced his frustration, but, in a surprise to the entire fantasy community, it was Diggs who missed practice for a non-football reason this week. The trade rumor mill was unleashed. Liz and Matt discuss the Diggs situation and much more on the latest fantasy football podcast (0:20). Diggs returned to practice on Thursday, but when asked about the trade rumors, he said, “There’s truth to all rumors.” #Spicy Speaking of star wideouts, it seems like A.J. Green will be out longer than expected with injury. The rumors of a Green trade have surfaced as well (8:40). More on the injury front: The Bears are set to play without the services of their starting quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, but could Chicago actually be better without him? Liz and Matt analyze the Bears (13:00), while also discussing the impending return of young Jets tight end, Chris Herndon (19:00). Liz and Matt are then joined by Brad Evans to talk about the running back situation as it stands in fantasy right now, including Brad’s favorite, David Montgomery, as well as the Eagles and the resurgence of one Ronald Jones II (24:00). After discussing all that, our experts provide some tantalizing daily fantasy bargains (38:00) as well as preview a pair of sneaky-interesting Week 5 matchups in Texans/Falcons and 49ers/Browns (49:20) Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 5 NFL $350K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $35,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Brad @YahooNoise  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 4 Recap: Lions show signs of (fantasy) life, Nick Chubb explodes and is Brissett a QB1?
Sep 30 2019 39 mins  
Week 4 has been ... interesting. After a bunch of random, waiver-wire-fodder players scored, many matchups that looked like they’d be easy wins for the favorites went down to the wire, including the game between the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. Not only did the Lions defense surprise in holding Patrick Mahomes to no touchdowns, but Detroit’s fantasy assets showed out as well. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break that game down and much more in the latest fantasy football podcast, starting with the Cleveland Browns offensive resurgence against the Baltimore Ravens (1:00). Matthew Stafford, Kerryon Johnson, Kenny Golladay, and T.J. Hockenson all had great days in a losing effort for the Detroit but Liz and Matt ask, should we be paying the Lions more respect (7:00)? Elsewhere in the NFL, Wayne Gallman lived up to many fantasy owners' hopes and dreams as Saquon Barkley's replacement (11:55). Gallman was the clear lead back for the Giants on a day that Daniel Jones was not at his best, and is expected to be just that as long as Saquon Barkley remains out. Speaking of that Giants game, Dwayne Haskins finally made his NFL debut in a plus matchup ... and it wasn’t great. Our experts debate whether he’s worth a stash in fantasy. Speaking of quarterbacks, Jacoby Brissett has now delivered back-to-back high-scoring fantasy weeks (20:15). The question Liz and Matt aim to answer is: Do we consider Brissett a QB1 going forward? Liz and Matt would be remiss if they didn’t address the fact that DeAndre Hopkins has now gone three consecutive weeks with quiet outputs after his Week 1 explosion. What do we make if it? Our experts discuss the Houston receiver and the Texans' receiver corps without Kenny Stills (26:40). Gotta talk about the Rams-Buccaneers game, which was not only the highest-scoring game of the season so far, it’s the highest-scoring game in Tampa Bay history. Our experts break down that game and all the action that took place (33:30). They wrap up with the exciting Thursday night game between the Packers and Eagles marvel at the Green Bay offense that is putting up points but doesn't seem to have it all together yet (36:50). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 4 Preview: Saquon gone, Melvin's back, and weird top-30 at wide receiver
Sep 27 2019 46 mins  
The Giants dealt with a double-edged sword in Week 3. On the one hand, Daniel Jones took the reins of New York’s offense and delivered an awesome performance. Unfortunately, during the game, the Giants (and fantasy gamers) lost Saquon Barkley. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon talk about the reverberations of those events in this week’s fantasy football podcast (0:40). With Saquon out for a few weeks, do we trust Wayne Gallman to carry the load? And can Daniel Jones continue to spread the ball around to his receivers in the weeks to come the way he did against Tampa Bay, without his star running back alongside him? Elsewhere in the NFL, Melvin Gordon ended his holdout on Wednesday evening, and the screams of everyone who had been riding Austin Ekeler these past three weeks were heard the world over (4:40). But hey, it’s not all bad — Gordon won’t be active for Week 4; he probably will need a couple weeks before entering his full workload. So, to everyone rostering Ekeler: Enjoy the Miami Dolphins up next! In their second trade in as many weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded a 2020 5th round pick for Seahawks TE Nick Vannett. Liz & Matt discuss what the trade could mean in both Seattle and Western Pennsylvania (11:10). Liz and Matt are then joined by Dalton Del Don to discuss the strange wide receiver situation in fantasy, and how the current top 30 at the position is full of some unexpected names (SAMMY WATKINS IS NO. 3, FOR GOD’S SAKE). You’ll recall, Dalton wrote up a draft piece on the Zero-WR method. He discusses how his piece is reflected by this weird top-30 (21:55). Speaking of wide receivers, T.Y. Hilton has been enjoying a great start to the season, but he’s now dealing with a quad injury. Our experts discuss recommendations for replacing him if he has to miss Week 4 vs. Oakland (30:35). After discussing all that, our experts then preview some key Week 4 matchups (32:55) and close out the show with some daily fantasy bargains and fades (40:40). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 4 NFL $400K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $50,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 3 Recap: It's Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen's NFL, we just live in it
Sep 23 2019 49 mins  
What if I told you that the top-scoring fantasy quarterbacks of Week 3 before Sunday Night Football would be Patrick Mahomes (duh), Russell Wilson (fine), Deshaun Watson (expected), DANIEL JONES (huh?) and KYLE ALLEN (what?!)? I’d sound crazy, but in a week when 20 quarterbacks under the age of 26 started an NFL game, that indeed is the result at the quarterback position #TheFutureIsNow. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss those performances and much more in the latest Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast. They open the show recapping a trio of games: the Lamar Jackson/Patrick Mahomes duel in Kansas City (0:35), Russell Wilson and Tyler Locket putting up some impressive numbers against the Saints (3:30) and and the disappointing Chargers showing at home against the Texans (6:05). Kyle Allen and Daniel Jones showed out for their respective teams en route to impressive victories. Daniel Jones — who lost Saquon Barkley to an ankle injury early — attacked the Buccaneers with his arm and his legs, totaling four touchdowns (11:10). Allen helped showcase just how potent this Panthers offense can be, aiding Christian McCaffrey, Greg Olsen, and Curtis Samuel to big days (16:05). Elsewhere in the NFL, the dominant 49ers from last weekend? They were nowhere to be seen, barely eking out a win versus the uninspired Steelers (23:45). Matt breaks down another week with his roller-coaster favorite team. The Vikings continued to prove that this is the Dalvin Cook show, with some Adam Thielen sprinkled in (three catches, 55 yards, one touchdown, one rush, one touchdown) (27:20). It’s Cook’s third 100+ yard rushing game of the season. Playing without DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, Carson Wentz and the Eagles primarily turned to Miles Sanders (126 total yards) and Nelson Agholor (50 yards, two touchdowns) in a loss against the Lions (30:55). How will this offense look when everyone is healthy again? The Atlanta Falcons continue to put up great numbers for their fantasy owners, but have a hard time pulling away with the W in real life. Matt and Liz try to make sense of this confounding team (34:15). No one is confused about Minshew Mania, however. Liz takes a victory lap after the Jags got their first win of the season against the Tennessee Titans and our experts wonder not when, but if Nick Foles will return (36:45). Liz and Matt wrap up this episode talking pickups for Week 4, including Phillip Dorsett, Preston Williams and coming off his surprising Week 3 performance, Buffalo Bills tight end, Dawson Knox (41:30). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 3 Preview: New QB roundup, plus injured units in KC and PHI
Sep 20 2019 49 mins  
If the story of Week 2 were the star QBs injured and out for the foreseeable future, then the story of Week 3 are the fresh faces we'll be seeing in their places. On this edition of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, Liz Loza & Matt Harmon dive into the offenses we'll be seeing this weekend manned by unproven young passers. First, Mason Rudolph is stepping in for Big Ben with the Steelers. How will the 2018 third-rounder fare versus a San Francisco team that stomped all over Cincinnati last weekend (1:35). With Drew Brees reportedly out for six weeks, will we see our first QB-by-committee in New Orleans, led by Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill (7:15)? Who is Kyle Allen and why is he being discussed in my fantasy podcast? Liz & Matt are surprisingly excited about Cam Newton's backup in Carolina and the loaded cast of skill players at his disposal (12:20). Finally, it's the end of an era in New York. With Eli Manning passing the torch to Daniel Jones this weekend in Tampa Bay, this can't possibly be a downgrade for the Giants, right (16:25)? The injury monster reared its ugly head of late, and it has not stopped terrorizing the league since. David Njoku took a brutal hit on Monday Night Football, fracturing his wrist and leaving the game with a concussion. DeSean Jackson is out with a hip strain, and he’s not the only Eagle dealing with ailments. LeSean McCoy looked set to get his first start in the Kansas City backfield ... and then he hurt his ankle. Luckily, there’s no structural damage, but both he and Damien Williams are questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Ravens. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are joined by Yahoo's very own Andy Behrens to process all these injuries and who could be the beneficiary of these absences this weekend (24:15). After discussing all that, our experts then preview some key Week 3 matchups (39:45) and close out the show with some daily fantasy bargains and fades (45:50). Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 3 NFL $500K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $50,000 to the first place winner! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Andy @AndyBehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 2 Recap: Niners and Chiefs roll and time to give up on Cam?
Sep 16 2019 38 mins  
The San Francisco 49ers didn’t do much to impress, fantasy-wise, in Week 1. They did win, 31-17, but it was their strong defense that stole the show. Well, things changed in Week 2, as everything on the offensive side of the ball seemed to be working for the Kyle Shanahan-led unit en route to a 41-17 domination of the Cincinnati Bengals. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down that performance and more in this week’s Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast (0:20). Can’t mention the 49ers without mentioning the fact that Matt chose them to be the team he’d be a lifelong fan of in 2019, and he’s definitely pleased with his choice after Week 2. Jimmy Garoppolo, Deebo Samuel, Marquise Goodwin, Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson, and Matt Breida all shined individually in this game. While the Niners looked great, it called into sharp contrast Matt's previous lifelong favorite team: the Carolina Panthers. Liz & Matt debate the Panthers' crushing Thursday night loss and whether fantasy owners should give up on Cam Newton (3:30). Elsewhere in the NFL, a tale of two tight ends: Will Dissly shined with two touchdowns, while O.J. Howard continued to disappoint in Tampa (7:00). Speaking of disappointments, the Steelers continued to struggle on offense with and without Big Ben (10:10). The Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs continue to be great, although the lack of a running game — and a Sammy Watkins repeat (though he did have 13 targets) — were a bit alarming considering the Raiders were beaten early in this game (14:35). Fantasy gamers suffered through the entire Rams-Saints game with bated breath, awaiting word of the extent of Drew Brees’ injury (22:25). One team with very few worries right now are the Dallas Cowboys, who are getting great production out of just about everybody (28:25). Liz and Matt wrap up this episode talking pickups for Week 3, including the ageless, probably immortal Frank Gore (32:50) and all of the Jacksonville wide receivers (35:35). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 2 Preview: Jets and Chargers injuries emerge, 'Tilted or Jilted'
Sep 13 2019 47 mins  
Well, the Week 2 action is here, but we’ve already begun dealing with the injury monster. Once again, Hunter Henry has fallen victim, this time thanks to a fracture in his left knee. His fellow Charger, Mike Williams, is also dealing with a knee injury of his own. Sadly, Derrius Guice underwent surgery for a torn meniscus and will be sidelined for about eight weeks. Quincy Enunwa is out for the year with a neck injury. Oh, and speaking of Jets, quarterback Sam Darnold will also miss some time ... with mono. It’s been rough being a Jets fan of late, to say the least. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down all those injuries on this week’s Yahoo Fantasy podcast, starting with the weirdness in East Rutherford (0:20), moving to the bad vibes in LA (6:40) and wrapping up with Guice's Thursday morning surgery with Dr. James Andrews (10:35). Liz and Matt are joined this week by the human sports encyclopedia, Scott Pianowski to go through some overreactions to Week 1 — specifically, which players have left them jilted or tilted from the likes of Tyler Lockett, Corey Davis, Aaron Rodger, Devin Singletary and Geronimo Allison (15:50). Our experts then preview some key Week 2 matchups (31:25) and close out the show with some daily fantasy bargains and fades (44:15). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @scott_pianowski  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 1 Recap: Rookie WRs go off in Week 1, rookie RBs...not so much
Sep 09 2019 43 mins  
Before we get into all the most important talking points of the first Sunday of Week 1, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon would be remiss if they didn’t talk about the mind-boggling Antonio Brown situation (0:10). This is the stuff conspiracy theories are made for. After all the craziness of AB’s extremely short-lived tenure with the Raiders, Brown is now a member of the New England Patriots. Tom Brady will now have the luxury of throwing to Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, and Brown. Can’t make this stuff up, folks. But let’s move onto a wild football Sunday, starting with the tie in Arizona (5:05). Was the come-from-behind stalemate a good sign for Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury's air raid offense? Jacksonville’s offense suffered a massive blow on Sunday, losing quarterback Nick Foles to a broken clavicle. Rookie Gardner Minshew entered and threw the football well, but the Jags couldn’t keep up with the Chiefs machine (10:00). What does this mean for the outlooks of Leonard Fournette, Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark, and Chris Conley (who all had their moments on Sunday)? Liz and Matt then run down some of the rookie performances on Sunday, and, well, the rookie receivers outclassed their running back counterparts (16:30). Led by Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (4 catches, 147 yards, 2 TDs), A.J. Brown (3 catches, 100 yards) and Terry McLaurin (5 catches, 125 yards, 1 TD) showed OUT early, while Devin Singletary (4 rushes, 70 yds/5 catches, 28 yds), David Montgomery (10 rushes, 18 yds/1 rec, 27 yds), and Miles Sanders (11 rushes, 25 yds/1 catch, 2 yds) had their moments, but couldn’t outshine the receivers. We received as hard of a confirmation as we could have possibly gotten from the Minnesota Vikings’ new offensive philosophy, as running back Dalvin Cook took his 23 touches for 113 total yards and two TDs (35:40). For comparison, Kirk Cousins had just 10 passing attempts. One confirmation we didn’t receive this week was the expected high-flying Browns offense, which totally bottomed out this week. Baker Mayfield had an ugly day, throwing three picks, and the offense just couldn’t get any consistency going against the Titans (39:00). On the flip-side, the Baltimore Ravens had EVERYTHING going on Sunday, crushing the Dolphins, 59-10. Lamar Jackson silenced his haters (at least this week) by throwing five touchdowns and completing 85 percent of his passes. Oh, and he had just three rushing attempts. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 1 Preview: Zeke's back, AB is not
Sep 06 2019 54 mins  
In this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon tackle some of the biggest news of the NFL ahead of Week 1, and you’d be hard-pressed to find bigger news than Antonio Brown’s supposed, impending suspension. After a reported altercation between AB and Raiders GM Mike Mayock, it seems like any wishes fantasy gamers had of a resurgent AB in Oakland are going up in smoke. Before they get to AB, Jerry Jones gave Ezekiel Elliott the richest RB-contract in NFL history, and the star runner is set to take the field in Week 1. Our experts discuss the fantasy fallout of Zeke’s return, including the subsequent dimmed outlook for Tony Pollard (0:20). Also in the news, OBJ is still being bothered by his hip injury (7:15). What can fantasy owners expect out of the electric receiver? From one stud receiver to another, Julio Jones' status for opening weekend is also in question (9:30). To wrap up the receiver talk, Matt & Liz discuss the latest soap operatics from Oakland's erratic Antonio Brown (15:15). Liz and Matt are then joined by Yahoo’s very own, The Reverend, Andy Behrens. They reveal some of their boldest predictions for 2019, including Andy’s call of Larry Fitzgerald leading the NFL in receptions, Liz expecting Jimmy Garoppolo to finish as a top-15 fantasy QB, and Matt predicting that Miles Sanders ultimately outscores fellow rookie running back, David Montgomery, on route to a top-15 finish (20:50). Finally, they wrap up the show with a preview of Week 1, focusing in on Lions/Cardinals, Steelers/Patriots, Chiefs/Jaguars and Rams/Panthers (44:00). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Andy @AndyBehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

All those crazy Texans trades, plus PPR receiver roundup
Sep 02 2019 46 mins  
In this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon call each other early on Labor Day morning to go over the weekend's whirlwind roster moves starting with the one guy who can't quite decide if he wants to show up for work this week: Ezekiel Elliott (1:00). They keep it in Texas and move to the Houston Texans' bevy of trades which saw them lose Jadeveon Clowney but add Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills and Carlos Hyde. Liz & Matt analyze this suddenly new-look Texans offense (4:55). In other weekend moves, Liz & Matt discuss the Kansas City Chiefs signing LeSean McCoy (13:40) and the Patriots shuffling of Josh Gordon and Demaryius Thomas (18:50). Next up, our experts take a deep dive into the players who are often overlooked in the wide receiver landscape, but can prove to be PPR assets this fantasy season. The slot receivers who often don’t get the star treatment of their outside-counterparts but who do a lot of the dirty work on the field. Liz and Matt talk about the fantasy outlooks of slot receivers like Adam Humphries, Hunter Renfrow, Cole Beasley, Trey Quinn, Jamison Crowder, and Willie Snead (21:05). Finally, they wrap up the show taking a pair of listener voicemails on what to do in the fifth round of drafts and the oddities of return yardage leagues (39:45). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.



Luck retires, Cam's foot, Lamar Miller's ACL and NFC East preview
Aug 27 2019 58 mins  
To the surprise of pretty much the entire sports world, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announced that he was retiring from football on Saturday, August 24. If you can imagine the shockwave Luck’s retirement made throughout the NFL, then the reverberations his decision have made and will continue to make in fantasy football are just as big. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down the stunning events in this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast (0:30). Jacoby Brissett will now be the starting QB of the Colts. Liz and Matt give their thoughts on Brissett being a viable fantasy option now that he’s at the helm of this offense. And speaking of which, what does this all mean for the fantasy weapons of Indy? Big names like T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack, and Eric Ebron all have to be viewed in a different light in fantasy drafts (12:40). Elsewhere in the NFL, Cam Newton went down with a sprained left feet during the Panthers third preseason game against the Patriots. Lots of optimism surrounded Newton after he showed off a new throwing motion and some pretty deep ball completions in training camp. Not to mention, two uber-talented, young wideouts ready to break loose in Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore are at his disposal, but the foot injury put a damper on those highlights. Nonetheless, Panthers GM Marty Hurney said the team is “cautiously optimistic” that Newton would be ready by Week 1. Liz and Matt give their thoughts on the matter (21:15). The Houston Texans' Lamar Miller also went down with an injury over the weekend and the worst was confirmed, as he was placed on the IR with a torn ACL. Matt & Liz discuss the confusing RB situation in Houston and ask whether the Texans' starter is even on their roster right now (22:45). Our experts then preview the NFC East New York Giants (27:50), Washington Redskins (40:30), Philadelphia Eagles (44:20) and Dallas Cowboys (50:40). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.



Andrew Luck's mysterious injury, 4 WRs to avoid and AFC South preview
Aug 16 2019 54 mins  
Well, this isn’t good. After a report that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would probably not play the entire preseason this year because of a calf injury, Colts’ owner Jim Irsay said it’s a bone issue. And before talking about this “small little bone,” Irsay referenced Kevin Durant (we all remember what happened to KD’s Achilles in the NBA Finals) and how everyone is erring on the side of caution after the new Brooklyn Net’s injury. This is obviously not the news fantasy football gamers want to hear in regards to Luck. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon try to make sense of it all in this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast. Is it his calf? Is it his ankle? What “small bone?” Luck is one of the few quarterbacks who can actually challenge Patrick Mahomes for the title of top fantasy QB in 2019, as Luck’s situation in Indy is arguably the best it’s ever been since he was drafted. Yet, what does this injury mean for his fantasy value (1:20)? After discussing this bit of bad Luck (get it?), Josh Norris of RotoWorld calls in to help Matt and Liz put some players on notice. They warn fantasy owners about the likes of Nelson Agholor, Rashaad Penny, Dante Pettis, Sammy Watkins and Jarvis Landry (7:00). Josh and our experts then preview the AFC South Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, and aforementioned Indianapolis Colts for fantasy (28:00). To wrap up the show, Matt & Liz take a listener voicemail about the Los Angeles Rams confounding backfield situation (47:10). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pre-season week 1 overreactions and NFC South preview
Aug 13 2019 60 mins  
Well, we’re just about to enter the second week of the NFL preseason, and already the fantasy hype meters for quite a few players have either skyrocketed or plummeted. You can imagine the overreactions that come from all that. So it is fantasy overreaction day on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast. But before they can get to preseason overreactions – Liz Loza & Matt Harmon analyze the great Antonio Brown helmet overreaction of 2019 (0:25). Back to some impressive preseason performances, Liz & Matt discuss the Friday night 84 yard, 1 TD performance from James Washington — who is battling for a top-3 WR spot with the Steelers — and is now slated to go the Hall of Fame after his performance against the Buccaneers. They also use the weekend's games to anoint Royce Freeman, Dexter Williams, Rashard Higgins, Jamison Crowder and Spencer Schnell to the HOF...or at least discuss their fantasy value for this season (10:35). Also on the show, Matt gets all upset about the Duke Johnson trade to the Houston Texans (30:35) Next, Liz and Matt continue their divisional previews with their roundup of the NFC South New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (38:48) Finally they take some listener voicemails including one from a very frustrated fantasy commish struggling with the yearly August task of finding a time for his league to draft (55:20). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Should you avoid drafting Ezekiel Elliott & Melvin Gordon?
Aug 08 2019 61 mins  
Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are joined in this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast by a familiar face (and very familiar voice), the Big Noise himself, Brad Evans! Before they can get to the regularly scheduled program, Liz, Matt and Brad have the great David Montgomery debate of 2019 (1:00). Friendships will be tested. Minds will be opened. Chicago running backs will be discussed. Next, they dissect one of the looming stories of fantasy draft season: The major holdouts of Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott (8:45). We already went through a tough year (or lack thereof) with Le’Veon Bell last season, and nobody wants to deal with that again. So, our experts discuss how to manage holdouts in fantasy. As the holdouts cause the running backs to fall in drafts, when is it the right time to scoop them up? Speaking of running backs, Liz, Matt, and Brad discuss the runners of Round 1 (19:45). How many should go in the round? Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and David Johnson seem like virtual locks, but what about the likes of James Conner, Melvin Gordon, Le’Veon Bell, Joe Mixon, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook — and even Todd Gurley? Our experts finish up by previewing the AFC North Cleveland Browns (26:45), Baltimore Ravens (31:20), Pittsburgh Steelers (38:10) and Cincinnati Bengals (49:10). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Brad @YahooNoise  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2019 strategy, 2018 apologies and NFC North preview (with the Fantasy Footballers)
Aug 06 2019 72 mins  
Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are joined in this week’s Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast by three very special guests. Andy Holloway, Jason Moore, and Mike Wright — the Fantasy Footballers themselves — are here! The Fantasy Footballers discuss their history, how they came to be and how they grew to become the fantasy powerhouse they are today (2:15). Yahoo Fantasy listeners already know Liz and Matt's strategies like the “Zero-RB” theory and the “Just-Don’t-Draft-Anyone-On-The-Giants-Or-Bengals” strategy. Andy, Jason, and Mike also reveal some of their key strategies for this year (10:35) Next, the crew reveals some of the 2018 fantasy takes they’d like to apologize for, in the spirit of Le’Veon Bell apologizing to fantasy gamers who drafted him last season (24:10). Finally, Liz and Matt begin their forthcoming NFL divisional breakdown for August with the NFC North and the Chicago Bears (36:05), Detroit Lions (43:10), Green Bay Packers (50:50) and Minnesota Vikings (59:05). They wrap up the show taking a few listener questions on Derrius Guice, players to watch out for in the preseason and whether Patrick Mahomes is worth being selected in the 2nd or 3rd round (1:05:30). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Early injury reverberations, drumbeats, and Hollywood tales
Aug 01 2019 55 mins  
Training Camp is in full swing, and players are already doing their best to show out. Unfortunately, not all is well. As players begin to up their intensity, so too does the risk of injury rise. We’re seeing some big names banged up already, with the biggest headline involving A.J. Green, who suffered yet another lower-body injury, this time to his ankle. He will reportedly not be on the field for a couple of regular season games. The Bengals have been hit hard by injuries to the O-line too — so what should fantasy gamers do about this team (3:50)? Liz and Matt help fantasy gamers sift through the early wave of injuries in this week’s fantasy football podcast. [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] Elsewhere in injury and transaction news, Matt and Liz cover the Lions cutting RB Theo Riddick and the health scares caused by Titans RB Derrick Henry and Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (22:15) On to a more positive note, the fantasy drumbeat continues to grow for key players (26:15). Curtis Samuel, a Harmon favorite, continues to shine in camp. Jordan Howard is reportedly getting first-team reps with the Eagles thus far, which may damper the thoughts of Miles Sanders’ truthers. Kalen Ballage continues to be a thorn in the side of fantasy owners waiting for that Kenyan Drake breakout season. Liz and Matt then bring up some true Hollywood tales, including that time Ryan Phillipe saved one of Liz’s kids, and who might be her fantasy savior this season (34:20). Oh, and before we go: With football season in full effect, we will be returning to twice-a-week episodes starting next week! Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Thirst-trappers, NFL villains, and player props
Jul 25 2019 55 mins  
Let’s face it: Every single fantasy football draft season, we as fantasy gamers all fall in love with that one specific player that we become convinced is gonna go off. Whether it’s the hype or the analysis or the predictions, we’re certain that this player will take us to the fantasy promised land. And then it all goes to crap, and the player either does nothing or fails to meet any and all expectations. We get thirst-trapped. [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] For many, the 2018 version of that thirst-trapper was Royce Freeman (sorry Brad). But hey, it happens to us all. People got thirsty for Freeman. So, who are people getting thirsty for this season? In this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon identify the players who fantasy gamers are set to be thirst-trapped by (4:30). They include Geronimo Allison, Darrell Henderson, Austin Ekeler, Derrius Guice, and Kenny Golladay, to name a few. Next, our experts talk about the experience of being at Comic-Con last week, where Marvel revealed a plethora of movies for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Thanos out of the picture, the MCU has a hole where villains should be, but the NFL and fantasy sure don’t. Yet, where there are villains, there’s the chance for redemption. So, Liz and Matt choose who the football villains of 2019 are and whether they deserve another shot (22:30). Are we to forgive the likes of Corey Davis, Leonard Fournette, Marquise Goodwin, Devin Funchess, and Trey Burton? Finally, Liz and Matt talk through some player props for the 2019 season (42:00). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Strange fantasy takes from the upside-down and 2019 NFL divisional futures
Jul 19 2019 55 mins  
As much as summer is full of outdoorsy activities, it’s also a season to binge watch TV shows (the television and air conditioner are especially enticing when it’s 100 degrees outside). In this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon investigate some fantasy takes through the lens of their latest obsession: season three of Stranger Things. They talk about some NFL takes that might be could be from the upside-down but might be more likely than you think, including: - how Royce Freeman could be Denver's top back this year (4:40) - why Tom Brady should be ignored in drafts (11:10) - why the Cardinal's run game will be more impressive than its new-look passing attack (17:25) - a claim that a certain ornery Giants WR could maintain fantasy relevance on an otherwise crappy team (26:00) [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] Moving away from strange scenarios, Liz and Matt look to 2019 NFL future bets and go through some divisional winner odds, picking out some value picks and some stay-aways (31:40). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Melvin Gordon drama, late-round QB strategy and 2nd year breakout candidates
Jul 12 2019 55 mins  
Fantasy Football players awoke to the news that stud running back Melvin Gordon was holding out against the Los Angeles Chargers in an attempt to receive a new contract. According to Gordon, he will not be reporting to camp until a new deal is made. If no deal is made, he will demand a trade! Matt Harmon and Liz Loza break this news down and much more in this week’s Fantasy Football Podcast episode (2:15). [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] If Gordon indeed lives up to his demands, does this affect your thoughts on his fantasy draft value? He’s been a perennial first-round talent the last couple of seasons, but as we’ve seen with Le’Veon Bell, a draft-day fall could be in the cards for the Chargers RB. On that same note, does Austin Ekeler become more than just a handcuff now? Liz and Matt then move onto quarterback strategies for fantasy drafts. They’ve preached waiting on a QB as opposed to investing a high pick on names like Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson too early. They talk about which QBs to target and which to avoid if you wait on QB until the late rounds (7:05). Our experts then return to the 2018 draft class, the class that gave us the likes of Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley. Liz and Matt take a long look at the class and see which now-second-year players — guys like DJ Moore, Sony Michel, Kerryon Johnson, and Hayden Hurst — are set to take a Mahomes-level sophomore leap this season (22:20). Finally, Liz and Matt reveal some early draft trends they’ve noticed from their time in the Scott Fish Bowl this year (46:25). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Best Ball is here — and let's declare independence from crappy takes!
Jun 27 2019 31 mins  
Summer is here, and that’s not the only thing to get excited about. In this week’s fantasy football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon talk about the launch of Yahoo’s new game, Best Ball (1:50)! Yahoo Fantasy Best Ball launched on desktop with free public leagues and will be launching on mobile later this summer, along with private and paid leagues. If you’ve never played or never heard of Best Ball before, it’s a format that removes the week-to-week roster management and automatically starts your best players every week. Doesn’t get any more convenient than that. Best Ball highlights the best part of fantasy (the draft) and takes away the grind of the regular season. [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] You’ll draft 20 players overall and every week the highest scorers at each position will be automatically added to your lineup. That’s 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 FLEX & 1 DEF/ST (nope, no kicker). No adds, drops, or trades. Best Ball is about your drafting skills and your ability to construct strong rosters. And since it automatically chooses the highest scorers at each position, that means you won’t have to worry about that random Sunday where DeSean Jackson goes nuts for 170 yards and 3 TDs — on your bench. Next up in this episode, Liz and Matt wanted to talk a little bit about independence (20:15). With the 4th of July around the corner, they decide to declare themselves independent from all those fantasy football takes that suck. Things like not drafting a guy because he did nothing for you the year before. What fantasy football takes are you canceling this year? Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

TE strategies, RB/WR 'stayaways' — and is Brett Favre coming back!? No.
Jun 21 2019 48 mins  
So, how high are you drafting Brett Favre in your 2020 fantasy football drafts? By now you’ve no doubt come into contact with the random, now-deleted Instagram post from the man himself claiming to be coming out of retirement for the 2020 season. So, because why not, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon start this week’s fantasy football podcast trying to answer the question: Where should Favre be in the 2020 fantasy QB rankings? In more believable news, Kyle Rudolph — who was recently speculated to be a trade candidate — signed an extension with the Minnesota Vikings. So, with this new information, who is the more draftable Viking tight end: Rudolph, rookie Irv Smith, or neither? [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] On the subject of tight ends — which were such a headache in 2018 — Liz and Matt offer some general strategies for drafting them (4:35). Are they reaching for the top tier trio of Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, and George Kittle, or are they waiting to fill the position? And if they wait, what are their thoughts on streaming tight ends week-to-week from the later rounds? Next up, Liz and Matt outline who they’re not only looking to avoid but who they’re staying away from in drafts at both running back (24:55) and wide receiver (. They split the positions by tiers and reveal who they will not be targeting (34:45). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

To keep or not to keep Christian McCaffrey, 'Ma'am's,' and QB updates
Jun 14 2019 62 mins  
In this week’s fantasy football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon discuss what a “Fantasy Ma’am” is. A “Fantasy Ma’am.” Yes, Liz delves into ... whatever that is. Later, our experts deliver some quarterback news. Russell Wilson has come out and said he wants to play until he’s 45 (but will the Seahawks protect him enough to achieve that goal?). Andy Dalton apparently loves his new head coach, Zac Taylor, while Baker Mayfield is being drafted ahead of the likes of Matt Ryan and Drew Brees — are gamers getting too hyped on the Browns signal caller, or is the hype warranted? [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] Liz and Matt got an interesting voicemail this week. A fantasy football gamer has been debating whether he should forego the 10th overall pick in his 10-player, full-PPR keeper league draft in favor of keeping stud running back, Christian McCaffrey. Run-CMC went nuts in fantasy last season, delivering first round value. And lest we forget, McCaffrey went viral earlier this year for showcasing Hulk-like arms, so maybe the best is yet to come? That said, this particular fantasy gamer is questioning keeping him and letting his draft pick go, especially considering that Carolina added Jordan Scarlett and Elijah Holyfield in the 2019 NFL Draft. What should he do? Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Breakout WR candidates and rookie RBs to watch out for
Jun 06 2019 53 mins  
June is here, and we’re edging closer and closer to fantasy football draft season. Gamers and industry experts alike are already mocking, including our very own Liz Loza and Matt Harmon. Everyone has their own specific processes for getting themselves ready to draft. Reading material and tools aplenty exist, and Matt himself happens to be a pioneer of a popular one. In this week’s podcast episode Matt and Liz discuss exactly what Reception Perception is, how it works, and how it can help fantasy players with their wide receivers (7:40). Key things have stood out to Matt this year, like the massive gap between the Panthers WRs (13:50), the elite success of Calvin Ridley (24:50), and the truth of Amari Cooper as a Dallas Cowboy (24:50). Oh, and Michael Thomas had perhaps the best season Matt’s ever tracked over the last 5 years (30:10). [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] Liz and Matt also delve deeper into the pool of lesser-known rookie running backs, talking about the likes of Benny Snell, RyQuell Armstead, and Dexter Williams (36:20). Oh, and Gerald McCoy signed with the Carolina Panthers (4:25) — any thoughts, 49ers fans? Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Industry mock drafts and the grey area between RB1s and 2s
May 31 2019 53 mins  
We’re in the waning days of May, but it’s never too early to talk fantasy football, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the offseason is being able to mock draft. Matt Harmon and Liz Loza have been taking part in some industry mocks lately, and they start off this week’s fantasy football podcast episode by talking about the drafts they’ve completed thus far (5:00). As you know, our fantasy football experts have been putting out their team previews for the 2019 season, and most recently they took on the Indianapolis Colts. Liz filmed a video in which she questioned whether Colts running back Marlon Mack can finish the season in the RB1 tier. Can he join the likes of Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Alvin Kamara? On that same note, which other running backs are worthy of the fantasy RB1 tier? Liz and Matt take on the backs who fall in that grey area between RB1 and RB2 including Mack, Damien Williams, James Conner, David Johnson, Melvin Gordon, Le'Veon Bell, Nick Chubb and Dalvin Cook (17:00). [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] Finally, Liz and Matt tackle the over/under win totals for the AFC/NFC South (34:50) and the AFC/NFC West teams (41:50). Can the Rams and Chiefs repeat as double-digit victory division winners? Will Tampa Bay and Oakland reach .500? Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466). And please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Questionable WR groups, plus AFC/NFC North win totals
May 24 2019 47 mins  
There are 32 teams in the NFL, yet how many of them boast a true WR1? Sure, the Texans have DeAndre Hopkins, the Falcons Julio Jones, but not every team is so lucky. Matt Harmon and Liz Loza address this and more in this week’s fantasy football podcast episode. Before we can get to that, we have to get to Liz' exciting weekend at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere party, schmoozing with all the biggest 2019 rookies (0:45). She gets into her Reddit-infamous photo with Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock and dishes the dirt on which rookie QB will now be known as 'the breadstick boy.' Back to those aforementioned wide receivers. The conversation began thanks to a voicemail message Matt and Liz received. The caller asked who is the most relevant wide receiver on the San Francisco 49ers: Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel, or Jalen Hurd (15:00). Sure, the caller didn’t mention Marquise Goodwin (or Jordan Matthews), but it sheds light on a larger question regarding wide receiver groups lacking a true No. 1 target — a true X-receiver . Liz and Matt discuss some of these WR corps with unclear hierarchies including the Ravens, Bills, Patriots, Jaguars, Panthers, Cardinals, Steelers and Packers (19:00). Finally, Liz and Matt tackle the over/under win totals for the AFC-and-NFC North teams, and it seems like the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions will be the only teams on the wrong end of .500 (42:30). Remember to leave your voicemail for a future episode at 888-85-YAHOO (that's 888-859-2466) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking Jets, RB rankings, AFC/NFC East win totals and special guest Boban Marjanović
May 17 2019 49 mins  
You know, for a moment there, it seemed like the New York Jets were actually moving in the right direction. Their young quarterback, Sam Darnold, showed signs of potential greatness last season. They hired an offensive-minded head coach in Adam Gase. They signed Le’Veon Bell. The defense looks promising. And then they fired their general manager and vice president of player personnel. Suffice it to say, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon have some thoughts about the state of the Jets’ franchise in this week’s fantasy football podcast episode (0:20). [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] Elsewhere in the NFL, there are whispers of Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph being on the trade block. What with the Vikings’ cap space and their selection of rookie Irv Smith in the 2019 NFL Draft, Rudolph’s future with the team remains up in the air. Where would you like to see him land, were he to be traded? Liz and Matt currently have Rudolph in the late-teens on their TE draft rankings (12:15). They also talk about the state of their current running back draft rankings on this week’s episode (21:05). Moving from fantasy to reality, Liz and Matt try to predict over/under win totals for the NFC-and-AFC East teams (31:05). Normally, Liz and Matt would move onto answering their voicemails, but, in order to discuss something very important, a special guest joined them on this podcast episode: Philadelphia 76ers (very) big man, Boban Marjanović! Boban joined Liz and Matt to discuss the release of his new film, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum as well as his road to the NBA from Serbia (39:45). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Stock watch: Josh Rosen, Josh Jacobs, the Seahawks, Packers and more
May 10 2019 50 mins  
With the 2019 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, we’ve been taking a long look at each team’s offseason acquisitions to gauge who got better, who got worse, and who stayed the same. In this week’s fantasy football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon continue to review the state of some key squads. And how could they talk team changes without mentioning the big trade the Miami Dolphins pulled off that sent quarterback Josh Rosen to the Sunshine State? Is there a chance Chosen Rosen can revive his career as a ‘Fin, or is he just a placeholder in Tankville (2:00)? Liz and Matt also discuss rookie runner Josh Jacobs who, after the unfortunate season-ending Achilles tear suffered by Isaiah Crowell, looks like the man in Oakland (12:40). Where will you draft him in fantasy this season? [Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today] In transactional news, there are rumors of Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper “teaming up” to try and get PAID by the Cowboys (17:40). In a new segment, Liz and Matt deliver a stock watch for NFL teams like the Seahawks, as well as the Falcons, Eagles, Packers, 49ers — who’s rising, who’s falling (22:15)? And in the same vein of a stock watch, Liz and Matt reveal the players whom they’re hearing a Jumanji drumbeat for (you remember that drumbeat, c’mon). Matt’s hearing it for Ronald Jones and James Washington, while Liz is hearing it for D’Onta Foreman (40:20). Don’t forget to leave a voicemail on a future episode of Liz and Matt’s Help Line by calling (888) 85-YAHOO or (888) 859-2466. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2019 Draft Recap: NFC
Apr 29 2019 40 mins  
The 2019 NFL Draft is in the books and the teams that that befuddled and confused over the offseason like the New York Giants and the Oakland Raiders continued that tradition through draft night. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon report in from Buffalo's Nashville with a special two-part draft recap combining their fantasy expertise with Yahoo Sports' Terez Paylor and Charles Robinson, hosts of the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast. In Part I, they tackle what went down in the NFC over draft weekend, starting with their first reactions from Nashville. Next they discuss: - Kyler Murray and an agressive draft by the Arizona Cardinals (3:15) - The Giants shocking everyone and no one by selecting Daniel Jones (7:55) - A surprisingly competent draft by the Washington Redskins (12:45) - First-year running backs who might have a Nick Chubb-like breakout season in 2019 (17:00) - Rookies who might not live up to their fantasy potential (20:30) - Defensive rookies who might surprise in 2019 like Darius Leonard (22:00) - Wide receivers most likely to make an immediate impact (23:45) - Whether tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Irv Smith, Jr. can be fantasy-relevant in their first seasons (28:25) - Draft picks they would veto if they were the commissioner (34:30) To hear Liz, Matt, Charles and Terez discuss the AFC, be sure to head over to the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast, where that portion of the conversation will drop on Tuesday, April 30th. Stay up to date with the latest NFL and Fantasy news from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy & @YahooSportsNFL Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Charles @CharlesRobinson Follow Terez @TerezPaylor  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Scouting the incoming class of rookie wide receivers
Apr 19 2019 55 mins  
The 2019 NFL Draft is next week. Football fans are hoping their team picks the player(s) who will take them to the next level. Fantasy football fans want to find out who, if any of these rookies, will be fantasy viable this coming season. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are here to help you get through it all in this week’s podcast episode. In previous podcast episodes, our experts have broken down the top tight ends, running backs, and quarterbacks. This week, they profile the top wide receivers ready to join the NFL. They talk Hollywood Brown (5:30), N'Keal Harry (17:10), A.J. Brown (20:20), Deebo Samuel (22:45), Kelvin Harmon (27:05), Hakeem Butler (33:35), Miles Boykin (39:25) and the next step in human evolution himself, D.K. Metcalf (11:15). Later they tackle some of the late-round guys who could be of fantasy interest in the future or whose names we might never utter again on the podcast (44:00). Who knows? It all depends on how the draft shakes out next week. They wrap up the show with a voicemail from a listener posing an interesting keeper question involving Deshaun Watson, Kerryon Johnson and Lamar Jackson and a salacious request for the hosts to play a round of Marry/Date/Kill (48:40). [Make sports predictions to win cash prizes with Yahoo Fantasy Slate. Play for free] And stay tuned for a special two-part draft recap podcast the Monday and Tuesday after the draft from Liz and Matt who will be on-site in Nashville for the big show. Make sure to also subscribe to the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast with Charles Robinson & Terez Paylor — they’re doing a ton of great pre-draft coverage right now and you may be hearing their voices on this podcast very soon. Don’t forget to leave a voicemail on a future episode of Liz and Matt’s Help Line by calling (888) 85-YAHOO or (888) 859-2466. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Profiling top rookie QBs and TEs in the NFL Draft
Apr 05 2019 52 mins  
We’re in April, and you know what that means. It’s time to talk the 2019 NFL Draft, and Liz Loza and Matt Harmon are more than ready in this week’s fantasy football podcast. Before they get into the nitty-gritty of it all, they circle back to last week, to discuss the Jordan Howard trade from the Bears to the Eagles (which Liz and Matt pretty much predicted, btw) (3:20). They also discussed the prospects of the Rams backfield potentially changing last week, and lo and behold, C.J. Anderson signed with the Lions (7:20). Will he be a factor in Detroit — and potentially a thorn in Kerryon Johnson’s fantasy owners’ sides? [It’s still not too late to join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league] Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s focus on the draft. Liz and Matt breakdown the top tight ends and quarterbacks set to join the NFL. The TE class is led by T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant (33:55), while the first QBs expected to be drafted are Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (in no particular order) (11:00). Who will end up in the best situation — and who will provide the most fantasy impact? Don’t forget to leave a voicemail on a future episode of Liz and Matt’s Help Line by calling (888) 85-YAHOO or (888) 859-2466. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

What's going to happen with Jared Goff and Todd Gurley?
Mar 29 2019 49 mins  
Now, we all know about the cringeworthy showing by the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. Quarterback Jared Goff could pretty much do nothing against the New England Patriots. Now, it seems like the Rams don’t really know when they’ll extend Goff. On this week’s fantasy football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon examine the question of whether the Rams even want to extend their young QB (0:45) [Busted bracket? No problem. Make more tourney picks for free to win cash] Staying with the Rams, Liz and Matt dive into the fickle world of mock drafts, where some actually have the Rams selecting Alabama’s Josh Jacobs at the end of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft (8:00). Uh, Todd Gurley, anyone? We’re all familiar with the soap opera that occurred late in the season in regards to his injury. Could the Rams try to solidify the position with a draft pick? With all this talk about Goff and Gurley, are the Rams set to undergo a makeover sooner than we expect? [It’s still not too late to join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league] Liz and Matt stay on the west coast, where the 49ers have a ton of backfield options, but who do we trust in fantasy (16:30)? Will it be Jerick McKinnon, returned from injury? Or how about Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert? Or maybe Tevin Coleman will be the one to lead this group? Elsewhere in the NFL, Jordan Howard was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, but Matt & Liz didn't know that at the time the episode was recorded. So instead, listen to their incredibly prescient takes on the former Chicago running back (20:00). Later, they hop on board the Chris Godwin hype train after Adam Humphries signed with the Titans (30:40). Speaking of hype, the Saints signed the resurgent Jared Cook which opens up a larger conversation Cook's value in the frustratingly shallow tight end market (25:55). A listener calls in asking if the Cleveland Browns have so much talent fantasy owners should be worried (36:00). Don’t forget to leave a voicemail on a future episode of Liz and Matt’s Help Line by calling (888) 85-YAHOO or (888) 859-2466. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Taking a ride on the Tannehill-Fitzpatrick-Bortles-Foles QB carousel
Mar 21 2019 41 mins  
As the last puzzle pieces of free agency come into place, Matt Harmon and Liz Loza start off the show this week by addressing a very serious voicemail from a distraught Giants fan driven to the brink of despair by GM Dave Gettleman (3:00). Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming! Matt and Liz are joined by Alex Gelhar, formerly of NFL Fantasy, to provide fantasy (and legal) insight through the show. And speaking of puzzles, a few puzzling moves trickled across the league as three, shall we say, less than good quarterbacks took a carousel ride to new locker rooms. Matt and Liz kick off the quarterback discussion by analyzing the trade of Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans to presumably back up Marcus Mariota (9:00), then look at the Miami side of the equation where Ryan Fitzpatrick was signed by the presumably tanking Dolphins (14:20). Also in the news, Rams fans were treated to news of the signing of their new backup QB, the immortal Blake Bortles (19:30), while the very mortal Tyler Eifert re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals (21:30). Moving to two former Packers, Randall Cobb signed a one year deal with the Dallas Cowboys (24:20) and any dreams of Jordy Nelson pairing with Antonio Brown were shut down as he was released by the Oakland Raiders. The crew discusses their favorite potential landing spots for Nelson and wonder if he could return to the green and gold (27:10). Lastly, Matt, Liz and Alex discuss Chris Conley signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars and who among that receiver corps seems more likely to establish a good rapport with newly signed QB Nick Foles (30:20). [Best bracket wins $1M: Enter our free contest now! | Printable bracket] Leave a voicemail on a future episode by calling (888) 85-YAHOO or (888) 859-2466. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Breaking down Brown, Beckham, Bell and all those crazy free agency moves
Mar 15 2019 49 mins  
In last week's podcast episode, we pondered the idea of whether the Raiders could make a splash and add either Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown. Well, they got one of 'em! Yahoo Sports’ Liz Loza and Matt Harmon kick off this week’s podcast with the major moves at the start of 2019 NFL Free Agency, without a doubt headlined by the trades of elite wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr. (1:30) and Antonio Brown (14:30). OBJ! TRADED! TO THE BROWNS! Still can't believe it. But those weren't the only moves made. The Buffalo Bills made a number of moves to help out Josh Allen (35:00), not to mention Le'Veon Bell being "back in the green." (22:13) Oh, and the Lions seem to be trying to build the Patriots of the Midwest ... keyword "trying." (33:25) And there's so much more Liz and Matt try to make sense of this week (37:05). We also have another segment of Liz and Matt’s Advice Line (44:40), where they answer your voicemails about anything: fantasy football, food, dogs, kids, relationships, etc. Hear your question on a future episode by calling 888-85-YAHOO. Don't forget about the Yahoo Sports Best Bracket Millionaire contest. It's free, and it's easy. Just build your best bracket for a chance to win $1 million. Perfection not required. Sign up now! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Combine impressions, free agency hopes and pressing questions for the AFC + NFC North
Mar 06 2019 58 mins  
The scouting combine is over; now 7 weeks of speculation begins as to where the 2019 class of rookies will land and how the draft will be affected by free agency and trades reshuffling the deck. Will Kyler Murray go first overall? If so, where will Josh Rosen be traded? Could the ever-erratic Raiders make a splash and land Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown? Yahoo Sports' Liz Loza and Matt Harmon kick off this week's podcast with a discussion about the major news stories coming out of this year's combine: where Josh Rosen should be traded, this years' crazy class of WRs and even more impressive crop of defensive players (3:40). Next they discuss a few key free agents who could be wearing new unis by the end of next week: Adam Humphries, DeSean Jackson, Golden Tate and Le'Veon Bell (15:00). Later, Matt wraps up his series of pressing questions for each team in the league, starting with the Browns, Bengals, Steelers and Ravens in the AFC North (23:45) and closing with the Lions, Packers, Vikings and Bears of the NFC North (38:00). The show closes with a brand new segment: Liz and Matt's Advice Line (49:55). They answer your voicemails about anything: fantasy football, food, dogs, kids, relationships, etc. This week Liz answers a question about the time she was almost cast in the cult classic, "The Room." Don't worry, the tale has a moral with universal applications. Hear your question on a future episode by calling 888-85-YAHOO.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pressing questions in the AFC and NFC West, also Jason Witten?
Mar 01 2019 56 mins  
We are joined on this week's podcast by human sports encyclopedia, Scott Pianowski. Scott is here to give us more details about the upcoming Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, which premieres Monday, March 4! Scott will be joined by Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don, plus a rotating cast of experts and friends, for a not-so-serious talk about fantasy, reality, and so much more. Back in the world of football, the team starts off the episode with the puzzling news that former Cowboys TE Jason Witten is putting down the microphone and returning to form as current Cowboys TE Jason Witten (6:50). Later, they dive into Liz’s offseason columns examining the 10 most interesting players to monitor. This week, they tackle the fifth and sixth additions to her list, Tevin Coleman (12:00) and Drew Brees (18:10). Our experts also take a deeper look at Matt’s weekly major fantasy questions column, where he breaks down the biggest issues each team in every division is facing this offseason. This week, we're doubling up! Not only do our experts take a look at the Raiders, Broncos, Chargers, and Chiefs in the AFC West (25:45), but they'll also break down the Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks, and Rams of the NFC West (42:05). They’ll discuss what the Raiders can do with all those draft picks, can Jimmy G's return turn the 49ers into a contender, can the Chiefs match their defense to their offense, will the Rams recover (and retool) after their devastating Super Bowl loss, and so much more. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

NFC East questions, Oscar talk and what's gonna happen with AB?
Feb 21 2019 41 mins  
Welcome to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast! Yes, our name is changed (slightly), but our content, our voices, and our entertainment stays the same. That's not the only new thing, however. Along with our new name, we are also launching the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast! Hosted by Scott Pianowski, our baseball pod will feature appearances by Dalton Del Don, Andy Behrens, and other industry experts for a not-so-serious discussion on fantasy baseball, and so much more. The first show premieres on March 4, but you can already subscribe to it on your podcast app of choice. Back to this week though. The 91st Academy Awards will air this Sunday the 24th — who ya got? Matt's got Vice. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon break down the big awards show on this week's podcast episode (3:15). Back in the world of football, we witnessed a furthering in the apparent break-up between All-World wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Our experts discuss where AB could end up, although Matt is still skeptical he leaves the Steel City at all (13:50). The team will also further the conversation into Liz’s offseason column examining the 10 most interesting players to monitor. This week, they will delve into the third and fourth additions to her list, Nick Foles and Robert Foster (21:30). Our experts also take a deeper look at Matt’s weekly major fantasy questions column, where he breaks down the biggest issues each team in every division is facing this offseason. This week, they’ll take a look at the Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, and Giants in the NFC East. They’ll discuss whether Dallas can navigate their changing salary cap, if the Eagles' problems go beyond just injuries, what the Giants will do at quarterback, and so much more (26:15). Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Flacco the Bronco, Le'Veon Bell, and questions for the AFC East
Feb 15 2019 52 mins  
John Elway got his man ... I guess. The Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens completed a trade deal earlier this week that accomplished two things: One: The Joe Flacco era in Baltimore is over, and the offense now belongs to Lamar Jackson. Two: The Broncos are expected to shop Case Keenum, handling the reins of the offense over to Flacco. Sure, Flacco has history with the Denver coaching staff, but was it the right move for a franchise desperate for a fix at QB? Liz Loza, Dalton Del Don, and Matt Harmon break down that big trade (which won't go into effect until March 13) on this week's podcast episode (3:00). They also discuss the controversial signing of Kareem Hunt by the Cleveland Browns, and what it means for the fantasy outlooks of Hunt and 2018 darling, Nick Chubb (11:30). New this week was the start of Liz's offseason column examining the 10 most interesting players to monitor. She started off with Washington running back Derrius Guice (20:30), and this week the team will discuss Guice along with her latest edition, Le'Veon Bell (25:30). Our experts also take a deeper look at Matt’s weekly major fantasy questions column, where he breaks down the biggest issues each team in every division is facing this offseason. This week, they’ll take a look at the Jets, Bills, Dolphins, and Super Bowl-winning Patriots in the AFC East (30:00). They’ll discuss whether Buffalo can stabilize Josh Allen, whether Sam Darnold will get the right help, who will stand next to Tom Brady on offense next season, and so much more. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton @daltondeldon  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.







Year-End Recap: What went right, what went wrong in 2018
Jan 04 2019 46 mins  
The Yahoo fantasy team is feeling introspective as of late. And why not, considering the 2018 fantasy football season came to an end last week. We're now looking ahead to the real-life playoffs, to DFS, and the 2019 season of fantasy as well. As such, Liz Loza, Matt Harmon, and Dalton Del Don decide to ask themselves the hard questions on this week's podcast episode. What went wrong (like whiffing on Leonard Fournette) this fantasy season? What went right? (17:15) What will they do differently as fantasy experts in 2019? And who will be the first three picks to come off of draft boards this year (or rather, who will come after Todd Gurley at No. 1)? But before they get to all that, our experts discuss some of the biggest news of the week. Of course, we can't talk news without digging into the chaos going on with Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will the team really move on from the star? (3:30) They also ask you which 2018 breakout players will let fantasy owners down in 2019. Many identified names like Lamar Jackson and Phillip Lindsay as potential disappointments this year. (34:40) Liz, Dalton, and Matt then offer up some wild-card weekend bargains and fades for Daily Fantasy. (41:00) Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton @daltondeldon Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 16 Wrap-Up: C.J. Anderson, Elijah McGuire and Jamaal Williams decide your fantasy championship
Dec 24 2018 39 mins  
Week 16. For the majority of leagues, the fantasy football championships. Seasons came to an end today. Trophies won or lost. Sure, there's Monday night, but many 'ships were secured on Sunday. Speaking of Sunday, most of the day was dominated by the news of Todd Gurley not playing against Arizona. C.J. Anderson started in Gurley's stead and delivered a league-winning performance — were you able to snag him off the waiver wire? (1:00) Speaking of league-winning performances, the Saints-Steelers game turned out to be a fantasy wonderland. Antonio Brown delivered another legendary outing, while Alvin Kamara erupted on the ground and through the air. Fantasy players with assets in that game definitely had a chance in their title games. (21:20) Liz Loza, ;Matt Harmon, and Scott Pianowski discuss those performances and more in this week’s fantasy wrap podcast. They also asked you for your fantasy football resolutions for 2019. As you can imagine, many people are averse to drafting David Johnson again, while others are looking to secure the services of a legit tight end (George Kittle, anyone?). (26:00) In the world of college football, our experts Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde and Pete Thamel will be doing a live edition of the Yahoo Sports College Podcast the Friday before the National Championship game at the Uproar Brewing Company in San Jose, California. The show is free to attend, there will be tons of prizes and giveaways, beer specials and custom brews for both playoff teams. Go to yahoosports.com/collegepodcast to RSVP and get more info! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 16 Preview: Are you ready to win a fantasy championship?
Dec 21 2018 43 mins  
It is finally here. 15-and-a-half long weeks have led us to this point. It's nearly time for the 2018 fantasy football championship round! Did you make it to the title game? If so, you're probably dealing with a lot right now. Injuries, tough matchups, and regressing players have all come to the forefront of the fantasy playoffs. James Conner might not play again, and now Todd Gurley and DeAndre Hopkins — practically league-winning assets — are both dealing with injuries. Drew Brees and Michael Thomas have been anything but high-scoring the last couple of weeks, as the offense has practically shifted into a gritty, clock-killing unit buoyed by an improving defense. That said, the Saints are returning home, where fantasy fireworks have been the norm. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs stars will travel to Seattle, where it's always tough to play — are you downgrading any of them? Liz and Dalton break down those and the other big Week 16 happenings in this latest podcast episode. (6:40) They also asked you about which players whom you've counted on all season — but are benching for the fantasy championship. Aaron Rodgers is a name being shared, as well as none other than Mr. 100-Yards himself, Adam Thielen! (23:20) Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 16 rankings, and there are some differing opinions about Derrick Henry. (26:00) Liz and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Speaking of which, don’t forget to enter Yahoo Sports’ special $1 million DFS contest here. (36:00) Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction you can call the national drug helpline at 888-633-3239.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 15 Wrap-Up: Vikings bounce back and Derrick Henry goes off again
Dec 17 2018 33 mins  
The semifinals of the fantasy playoffs are nearly complete. Have you secured your spot in the fantasy Super Bowl? Or, did you suffer a terrible defeat at the hands of an oddly low-scoring Sunday? In fact, only two games featured a ton of points, and they were both blowouts ([email protected], [email protected]). The majority of quarterbacks delivered quiet performances. The expected high-scoring affair between the Steelers and Patriots? Both relative fantasy disappointments for Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger. Minnesota, however, didn't suffer offensively at all. They finally delivered on the run game sans ex-OC, John DeFilippo. Dalvin Cook had inarguably his best game of the season, rewarding his fantasy owners' patience (if they had any left). Oh, and Derrick Henry went off again. Now the question is, what round will he be drafted in 2019? Dalton Del Don and Matt Harmon discuss those performances and more in this week's fantasy wrap podcast. They also asked you about which players — in such an important week — let you down the most. As many can imagine, the disappointment surrounding Andrew Luck and Saquon Barkley is IMMENSE. (18:20) Dalton and Matt then offer up a couple of pickup options for Week 16 — the championship round for most fantasy leagues! (24:30) In the world of college football, our experts Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde and Pete Thamel will be doing a live edition of the Yahoo Sports College Podcast the Friday before the National Championship game at the Uproar Brewing Company in San Jose, California. The show is free to attend, there will be tons of prizes and giveaways, beer specials and custom brews for both playoff teams. Go to yahoosports.com/collegepodcas to RSVP and get more info! Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 15 Preview: Conner still a question, Wentz shut down and a shakeup in Minnesota
Dec 14 2018 46 mins  
For most fantasy football leagues, Week 15 marks the playoff semifinals. Yep, we're just one week away from the Super Bowl of fantasy. Did you make it this far? If you did, chances are you have a solid squad. If you didn't, pride is still worth fighting for! Yet, question marks remain on many a fantasy team, and they just keep emerging. James Conner did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Week 15. Conner owners looking for a backup will have to do some savvy picking-and-choosing, especially since there will be Saturday football this week. Carson Wentz might be shut down for the remainder of the season. Can owners looking for a backup trust Nick Foles? What does Wentz's back injury mean for Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffrey, and the rest of the Eagles' fantasy assets? Matt and Dalton break down those and the other big Week 15 questions in this latest podcast episode. They also asked you which advantageous matchups you were looking forward to the most. Dak Prescott against the Colts' questionable secondary was mentioned, but so was the fact that some advantageous matchups end up flopping terribly! Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 15 rankings, and there are some differing opinions about Josh Allen. Matt and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Speaking of which, don't forget to enter Yahoo Sports' special $1 million DFS contes here. Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 14 Wrap-Up: Missing the Saints and saying 'sorry' to Amari
Dec 10 2018 39 mins  
Week 14 is all but done, and many fantasy players saw their hopes for a run in the playoffs come to an end. Odds are they faced Derrick Henry, but the Titans runner wasn't the only player to shock the masses. In a rather surprising turn of events, the Saints' offense has utterly sputtered two weeks in a row. In fact, Drew Brees has only thrown two touchdowns in his last two games compared to eight in Weeks 11 and 12 combined. Week 14 offered up as juicy a matchup as it gets (@ Tampa Bay), but Brees finished with 14.94 fantasy points; less than owners expected. Brees and the Saints get Carolina and Pittsburgh in the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs. On the flipside, Amari Cooper had been, as a whole, underwhelming for much of the season. Then he joined the Cowboys, and then he erupted for 10 catches, 217 yards and three touchdowns in Week 14. Liz Loza, Scott Pianowski, and Matt Harmon discuss these unexpected performances and more on today’s fantasy wrap podcast. Our experts also asked you about the most tilting fantasy performances you experienced in Week 14. You can imagine how many people were affected by another eruption, courtesy of George Kittle (seven catches, 210 yards, one TD). Liz, Scott, and Matt then wrap up with a most stunning statistic that is par for the Week 14 course. A whopping 14 players scored touchdowns — those players were also owned in less than 1 percent of Yahoo leagues. Among them is James Develin, because of course. Our experts run down that list and see if there's anyone with any fantasy intrigue going forward. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Scott @scott_pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 14 Preview: Dealing with Conner, Sanders and a slew of late-season injuries
Dec 07 2018 40 mins  
Well, this is it. The regular fantasy football season is in the books. Now, we look ahead at the tournament — the battle for all the marbles. If you made it this far, congratulations! Yet, it isn't all good news. Many fantasy teams in the playoffs were, in some form or fashion, affected by the wave of devastating injuries that have been occurring. It started with an injury to Melvin Gordon and continued on Sunday Night Football in Week 13, when James Conner went down. With Conner ruled out of Week 14, Jaylen Samuels entered the spotlight. Can he be trusted? Emmanuel Sanders owners lost him for the season earlier this week, thanks to a torn Achilles. The fantasy outlooks of Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Tim Patrick were drastically changed as a result. Liz and Dalton break down those and the other terrible losses in this latest podcast episode. They also asked you what high-floor, high-risk players you're being forced to start in the first round of the playoffs. Demaryius Thomas and Jarvis Landry are some of the fringe starters mentioned. Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 14 rankings, and there are some differing opinions about Joe Mixon. Liz and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 13 Wrap-Up: McCarthy fired, Seattle continues to impress and a new backfield in KC
Dec 03 2018 37 mins  
Just like that, the last regular Sunday action of the fantasy season is in the books. There were some unexpected results, but for the most part, fantasy players know where they stand. They're either in, or they're out (or they're clinging on by a thread, waiting for Monday Night Football!). The performances we saw on Sunday definitely played a part. Todd Gurley did Todd Gurley things, but Jared Goff disappointed. Russell Wilson continued scoring, while Josh Allen decided to out-rush a whole bunch of RB1s. The Packers also fired Mike McCarthy — a move many expected. A.J. Green and Greg Olsen suffered injuries again, with Olsen's being season-ending. The Chiefs also didn't miss a beat, sans Kareem Hunt. Liz Loza, Scott Pianowski, and Matt Harmon discuss all those subjects and more on today’s fantasy wrap podcast. Our experts then asked you which players who went late in fantasy drafts have become no-doubt starters in the playoffs. You know Nick Chubb is included, who's impressed ever since he became a starter. Liz, Scott, and Matt then wrap up with a few pickup options for Week 14. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Scott @scott_pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 13 Preview: Question marks for Bears, Bengals, Chargers and strategies to get you through the fantasy playoffs
Nov 30 2018 45 mins  
Week 13. It's the last regular season slate for many Fantasy players. Some are lucky enough to already have secured a playoff spot. Many others are hanging on by a thread. A win, a loss, a met-point-threshold — all are important this week. Luckily, Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don are letting us in on some playoff strategies to implement. Of course you're starting Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley, but what about that FLEX position? But that’s not all Liz and Dalton discuss in this week's podcast episode. They also discuss the late-season injury fallout from across the league. How have the outlooks for Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, and the rest of the Chargers' skill-position players after Melvin Gordon's injury? What alternatives do players look for now that Andy Dalton and Mitchell Trubisky are missing time? What does apparent A.J. Green's return mean for Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd? They’ve also asked you about the on-the-bubble starters you need to have a huge game in Week 13 — yes, we're talking James White and Corey Davis. Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 13 rankings, and there are some differing opinions about Dalvin Cook. Liz and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 12: Wrap-Up: Melvin Gordon's injury puts fantasy playoff dreams in doubt
Nov 26 2018 42 mins  
The Sunday action for Week 12 is in the can! This is it. Just one regular season week left for most fantasy leagues before the playoffs — are you ready? While some teams are in excellent position to dominate, others aren't. And those who have been led by Melvin Gordon now find themselves in a nightmarish situation. The Chargers were in the midst of a soon-to-be blowout victory over the Cardinals when Gordon — who almost didn't even start due to lingering ailments — went down. Initial reports suggested an MCL injury suffered by the star runner, but fantasy owners will have to wait until full confirmation to be sure. Our Yahoo fantasy experts discuss that and more on today’s fantasy wrap podcast. One of those subjects include the return of the Patriots offense, as Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski (at last!), Sony Michel, and Julian Edelman all had great fantasy days. Perhaps the bye week helped fix issues in the Evil Empire? Our experts then asked you which quarterback — with both Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes on bye and Drew Brees enjoying a long layoff — had the most surprising fantasy performance on Sunday (all hail Baker Mayfield!) Liz, Scott, and Matt then wrap up with a few pickup options for Week 13. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Scott @scott_pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Week 12 Preview: Rams-Chiefs, 3 Turkey Day games and players we're thankful for
Nov 21 2018 43 mins  
Week 12's first slate of games begins on Thanksgiving. As such, it's only right that Liz Loza and Dalton Del Don take this podcast episode to discuss the fantasy players they're thankful for this year (not enough thanks to go around for Andrew Luck, TBH). But that's not all Liz and Dalton discuss in this early week episode. Of course, they have to dissect that game-changing Monday night matchup between the Chiefs and Rams — and what happened to Todd Gurley?! Our experts also dive into the three games on Turkey Day. Will Ezekiel Elliott continue his torrid stretch? How will injuries to Mitchell Trubisky and Kerryon Johnson affect Bears-Lions? Can Falcons-Saints match Rams-Chiefs? What will *gulp* Colt McCoy do against the Dallas D? They’ve also asked you about the players you're most worried about letting you down in Week 12 (is Carson Wentz going downhill?). Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 12 rankings, and there are some differing opinions about Deshaun Watson. Liz and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 11 Preview: Life without Kupp, RGIII vs. Lamar and Chiefs/Rams is the fantasy matchup of the season
Nov 16 2018 44 mins  
It's a matchup that fantasy gamers can only dream of. You've been waiting for it. I've been waiting for it. We all have. Finally, on Monday night in Week 11, we will get it. Rams versus Chiefs. Two of the three teams (Saints) that have pretty much broken fantasy football this season will face off. Most, if not all fantasy teams with playoff aspirations have multiple active assets in this game. Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley; of course. Tyreek Hill and Robert Woods; probably. Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don want to make sure we're all ready for that game, and all the other major fantasy happenings that have led up to kickoff on this week's preview podcast. Our experts delve into the devastating Cooper Kupp-injury, the Le'Veon Bell fallout, and the Ravens quarterback situation. They've also asked you about the bench players you're forced to play in this six-team bye week — the ones you're hoping will go off (please, Doug Martin, please!). Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 11 rankings, and there's a grudge match going on between Corey Davis and Larry Fitzgerald. Matt and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.



Week 10 Preview: Understanding the players tied to your fantasy playoff hopes
Nov 09 2018 40 mins  
Ah, Week 10. Just six (or seven, depending on your league) weeks left in the fantasy football season. Now is a time for reflection, to look back and...actually, scratch that. Now is the time to look forward, because the fantasy playoffs are just on the horizon! Now is the time to reevaluate your roster (what will Tyler Boyd be sans A.J. Green?), to make peace — or war — with injured stars (Dalvin Cook is back...and resting on his bye), and to take note of the players who are tied to your playoff hopes. Yes, our experts asked you to list the players you believe will spell your fantasy success or your fantasy doom come playoff time — no pressure, Aaron Jones. Along with that roster rundown, our experts also break down all the biggest Week 10 happenings. Among these of course is the return of Dez Bryant, who has now joined the Saints' already-elite offense (4:30). Our experts then share some fantasy assets that you should be trying to buy and/or sell before your league's trade deadline. Hint: start talking to your league's David Johnson-owner (9:30). Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 10 rankings (22:45), and Nick Mullens is causing some chaos among them! Liz and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy (32:45). Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton: @Daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 9 Preview: Trade deadline moves and how to fight fantasy fatigue
Nov 02 2018 49 mins  
Week 9 is here, and with it, a familiar feeling of fatigue might be setting in. At this point in the season, most players have a clear (or at least, clearer) idea about where they stand. You're either sitting pretty, in the playoff hunt, or already thinking about next year. If you're out of the running, you might feel tempted to sit the next few weeks out. To just go through the motions. Maybe even quit! Never fear though — on this week’s podcast episode, our experts will help you fight that fatigue to finish your 2018 fantasy season strong! (17:15) Along with those therapeutic musings, our experts also break down all the biggest Week 9 happenings. These of course include the wild moves at the trade deadline: Demaryius Thomas to the Texas, Golden Tate to the Eagles, and more (and lest we forget, Fitzmagic is real, people). (01:00) Our experts then share the bench players that fantasy owners are being forced to start in this bye-heavy week. Yes, people have had no choice but to start Nathan Peterman. This is happening. (25:40) Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 9 rankings. They have some very different opinions on Philip Rivers and Geronimo Allison this week! (31:45) Liz and Matt then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. (41:40) Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


Week 8 Preview: Andy Dalton, Fantasy Freddy Krueger
Oct 26 2018 45 mins  
Week 8 is here! On this week’s episode, our experts break down all the happenings leading up to kickoff, including Todd Gurley's continued dominance over...well...everyone (he's outscoring entire teams, ENTIRE TEAMS, GUYS). Also, a Raider became a Cowboy this week, when Oakland traded Amari Cooper to Dallas. Though the 'Boys definitely needed a wide receiver, should fantasy players even care about this move, and what effect will it have (if any) on Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott? Later, our experts discuss the prospect of handcuffing at this stage of the fantasy season, as well as potential targets to hit on. As we get closer to Halloween, Liz and Dalton decide to compare fantasy players to horror movie monsters. Basically, Freddy Krueger = Andy Dalton. On that same note, they share your comparisons between fantasy asset and movie monster (Le'Veon Bell is the Invisible Man *ugly laughs*). Of course, we can’t forget about Andy and Brad going at it over their Week 8 rankings — and they have some very different opinions about Chris Carson. Liz and Dalton then wrap up with a couple bargains and fades for Yahoo Daily Fantasy. Remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz: @LizLoza_FF Follow Dalton: @daltondeldon Follow Brad: @YahooNoise Follow Andy: @Andybehrens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.




Week 6 Wrap-Up: As Le'Veon Bell looms, is James Conner destined to disappear?
Oct 15 2018 38 mins  
Many people predicted what Brock Osweiler would do against the Bears. Those three interceptions and two lost fumbles were...oh wait. No, no, Osweiler decided to cover for an injured Tannehill and proceed to light up one of the best defenses in the NFL. Then Dak Prescott and the Cowboys followed Osweiler's lead by ripping the Jaguars defense to the tune of 40 points. That's Week 6 for you. Some things weren't shocking though, like Todd Gurley going nuts in Denver and James Conner having a day when the Steelers needed it most. Yet, when the dust settles, was that performance by James Conner...his last big show (*insert villainous Le'Veon Bell laugh*)? Liz Loza, Scott Pianowski and Matt Harmon break down those Week 6 happenings and more in this week’s podcast episode (bidding for Gurley in an auction draft, anyone?). They also discuss the Browns getting steamrolled against the Chargers (Baker Mayfield finally Browned), as well as Julio Jones and his seemingly impenetrable touchdown-preventing force field (even when Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu left the game!!!). Continuing with that same theme of head-scratching performances, our experts then try to help you understand some of the most confusing occurrences that happened in your fantasy matchups this week, along with a couple of pickup options for Week 7. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Scott @scott_pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.





















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