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College football season is upon us! Stuckey and Collin Wilson are joined by Westgate SuperBook Executive Director John Murray for an episode that promises to be the most action-packed of the season.
First, the guys review their 2019 season-long best bets conference-by-conference, from East Carolina to San Diego State. Next, we talk to John Murray about the Westgate's liability, the Heisman race, the Week 0 slate, and so much more.
Later, Stuckey previews the FCS games every impatient degenerate will be betting midday on Saturday (Go Villanova!) before moving to the two FBS games on tap: Florida vs. Miami and Arizona at Hawaii.
The guys wrap up with College Football Playoff predictions, but not before offering their previews of America's six independent programs (including Notre Dame and Army) to complete their in-depth preseason breakdowns of all 130 college football teams.
And as a reminder, our listener hotline is back and should be better than ever this season! Bad beats, miracle covers, drunken personal attacks? We want to hear it on our 24/7 voicemail line all season long: (575) 655-0664
2019 Best Bets (3:30)
John Murray Interview (20:30 to 35:30)
2019 Best Bets cont. (35:40)
FCS or No (50:45)
Florida vs Miami Preview (52:50)
Arizona at Hawaii Preview (58:30)
Liberty Preview (1:03:40)
NMSU & UMass Preview (1:06:45)
Army Preview (1:08:10)
BYU Preview (1:10:45)
Notre Dame Preview (1:13:20)
Playoff Predictions (1:16:20)
Wake up, it's time to talk sleepers!
The band is back together, as Matthew Freedman, Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by Christopher Harris of the Harris Football Podcast to break down all the late-round league-winners you'll soon know and love.
Harris' Process (2:20)
Defining Sleepers (4:20)
Harris' Top Sleepers (6:00)
To wrap up the PGA season, Jason Sobel and Peter Jennings are joined by Roger Maltbie, five-time winner on the PGA Tour and current on-course analyst for NBC Sports. Roger shares some incredible stories from his time on the Tour, including how he found himself reunited with a lost $40,000 tournament check... several decades later.
Later, Jason and Peter present their favorite plays for a small field at the Tour Championship, with Justin Thomas beyond a prohibitive favorite. They give some matchups and fades they're eyeing, and build a DFS lineup that's sure to please.
And on behalf of Jason, Peter and an M.I.A. Sleeze (qualifying as we speak!), thanks for listening to our golf episodes this PGA season. The guys will return after football season with more great analysis and plenty of laughs, so enjoy betting pigskin everybody!
Maltbie Interview (1:00)
With the NFL regular season quickly approaching, Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon are joined by football luminary Warren Sharp of SharpFootballAnalysis.com to break down the season-long projections of every team in the AFC.
One of the best statistical minds in the game, Warren lends his point of view on the Andrew Luck injury situation, the upstart Buffalo Bills, the Houston Texans' schedule and much more.
We return with our Fantasy Sleepers episode later this week, and an action-packed 3 episode fantasy extravaganza next week. Football is nearly here, so stay tuned!
Best Preseason Bets (8:30)
AFC East (9:45)
AFC North (18:40)
AFC South (29:45)
AFC West (41:30)
Worst Teams Thru Week 8 (50:45)
Time to strap in your Fun Belts and get ready for MACtion! One of the most anticipated, most fun and most informative podcast episodes of football season is upon us: the Group of Five Preview.
As is tradition, Stuckey and Collin Wilson provide a betting breakdown for every team in every non-Power Five conference, one by one, and they do it all in under 75 minutes.
Will last season's go-to fade UTEP improve in 2019? Can Appalachian State continue their success under a new regime? Why is Collin in love with East Carolina? How far can Central Florida slide in a single season?
The guys answer all these questions and more, before returning later this week for their much-anticipated Week 0 Betting Preview, signaling the glorious return of the college football regular season!
Conference USA (2:45)
Mountain West (42:50)
Sun Belt (55:10)
With our Week 0 Betting Preview only one week away, Stuckey and Collin Wilson complete their Power 5 gambling previews with the SEC East.
The guys kick things off with Kentucky, welcoming Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio to share his thoughts on the Wildcats. Can they build on last year's magical season? Or will the loss of so much NFL talent take its toll?
Later, our duo dives into a loaded Georgia, a brutal South Carolina schedule, a motivated Missouri team and so much more. They wrap things up with their favorite season-long bets in the SEC, before returning to their labs for our upcoming Group of 5 episode next week.
Drew Franklin interview (3:45)
South Carolina (32:30)
Best Bets in the SEC (36:10)
Not every fantasy draft pick can be a winner. But that doesn't mean you can't strive for perfection. That's why we're dedicating today's episode to the skill position players most likely to underwhelm this NFL season.
To get down to business, host and FantasyLabs Editor-In-Chief Matthew Freedman and Action Network analyst Chris Raybon welcome Footballguys.com co-owner Sigmund Bloom to the show.
Together they dive into running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks least likely to meet expectations in 2019. And don't worry... there's plenty of Antonio Brown talk.
Antonio Brown (37:10)
Our host Peter Jennings (aka CSURAM88 in the DFS universe) is joined once again by Jason Sobel and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz to break down the BMW Championship this week.
With just one week to go before the Tour Championship, the guys (particularly red-hot Jason) are riding high and ready to make picks and build the best DFS lineup podcast money can buy.
Best Bets (14:30)
DFS Lineup (25:00)
In this very special episode, three of the world's greatest fantasy football players reveal the surprisingly simple strategies and tactics they've used to become NFL fantasy football masters.
As we did before the 2018 season, host Matthew Freedman welcomes Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner as they detail their approaches to game scripts, error rate, rankings, mock drafts and more.
For our team of experts, today's goal is simple: deliver the preeminent reference tool needed to turn intermediate NFL fantasy players into league champions... all in about 45 minutes.
Position Strategy (2:00)
Draft Preference (9:00)
Errors Rate and Sample Size (16:15)
Rankings and ADP (18:15)
Mitigating Downside (22:30)
Mock Drafts (26:50)
Game Scripts (33:30)
Trades and Waivers (41:30)
With Week 0 approaching, our host Stuckey is joined as always by Collin Wilson to break down the daunting SEC West. And to give one of last season's most surprising team the treatment they deserve, the guys also welcome Bayou Bengals expert Brody Miller, who covers LSU for The Athletic.
We kick things off covering Collin's alma mater Arkansas, where the lowly Razorbacks looks to bounce back from a pathetic seasons in Fayetteville. The guys also discuss the chances Alabama misses the Playoff, Texas A&M's brutal schedule, the Joe Moorhead Effect in Starkvegas, the overstuff egos of the Ole Miss coaching room, and so much more.
And as a reminder, we return later this week with our SEC East preview, featuring another very special guest.
Texas AM (17:30)
Ole Miss (22:10)
Miss State (25:30)
Brody Miller Interview (31:40)
Let's head west! Our college football conference previews continue as hosts Stuckey and Collin Wilson break down every team in the Pac-12. Later, they also talk Oregon football with Dan Rubenstein, host of The Solid Verbal podcast and a proud Duck alum.
The team both guys are hottest on this season is Utah, as the Utes look ready ambush the conference in 2019. They also discuss the chances of double-digit Oregon wins, a Khalil Tate resurrection in Tucson, and so much more.
And be sure to stop back next week, when they preview the SEC... where gambling just means more.
ASU & Arizona (5:10)
Oregon State (39:00)
Rubenstein Interview (59:00)
Favorite Pac-12 Bets (1:15:30)
Just when you thought it couldn't get nerdier in here, host Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner welcome Cynthia Frelund of the NFL Network!
A data science expert and a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan, Cynthia joins the guys as they breakdown the season win totals of every NFC team. You'll hear an awful lot of data-rich quantitative responses, along with the three reasons Cynthia loves talking football in coaching film rooms and whether paying running backs really is foolish now.
Together they cover the win-now Saints, the indecipherable Seahawks, the developing Zeke Elliott situation and so much more.
Origin Stories (3:30)
Win Projection Technique (7:15)
Super Bowl picks (53:30)
This week the boys look to Liberty National to preview the Northern Trust. Host Peter Jennings is joined as always by Jason Sobel and Drew "the Sleeze" Stoltz, who provide their favorite matchups and value plays... with some laughs along the way.
Jason gets the guys on board with a big fade of Shane Lowry, and the trio also agrees on a Patrick Reed smash spot this weekend. We finish with our traditional DFS lineup that is sure to please, in a tournament that appears to set up perfectly for the big dogs.
Matchup Plays (14:20)
Value Picks (19:15)
Sleezy Pick of the Week (28:30)
DFS Lineup (30:00)
Time to argue over the best of the best! With preseason action now upon us, host Chris Raybon is joined by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with very special guest Dave Richard of CBS Sports and the Fantasy Football Today Podcast.
Together the discuss personal draft strategy, roster construction and sleepers, then deep dive into the best fantasy players available this draft day.
Is David Johnson too risky for a Top 10 player? Is Julio Jones' floor more valuable than Davante Adams' ceiling? Will David Carr torpedo Antonio Brown's potential?
The guys answer all these and more in a terrific conversation featuring best-in-class experts doing what they do best: debating fantasy football.
Referred to by our host Stuckey as the "Atlantic Clemson Conference," the champion of this group seems like a no-brainer this season. But together with Collin Wilson, he goes up and down the eastern seaboard to preview everything from the rebuilding Louisville Cardinals to the (potentially) restored Florida State Seminoles.
The show starts with a preview of Duke, a team that breaks in a new signal-caller with the departure of Daniel Jones to the foundering New York Giants. We also get a surprising amount of Pitt Panthers love from Collin, who sees them taking their division by surprise under new OC Mark Whipple.
Later, the guys talk Syracuse regression, Wake Forest unpredictability, Georgia Tech's rebirth and so much more, before wrapping up with Heisman odds and their best bets of the ACC.
Stayed tuned later this week for our Pac-12 preview, followed by the SEC to kick off next week.
NC St (43:20)
Wake Forest (48:50)
Heisman Odds (1:03:20)
Our fantasy experts will tell you this second tier of running backs is where NFL fantasy drafts can be won or lost. Host Chris Raybon welcomes Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Jake Ciely of The Athletic to cover all the angles after the top 12 RBs are off the board.
Sean gives his breakdown of who the perfect running back to take is... if you goal is "don't finish last." The guys also discuss Aaron Jones' ceiling, Penny vs. Carson in Seattle, which rookie back has the highest upside, and so much more.
And remember, we return next week with our Fantasy Studs episode, outlining the Top 50 fantasy prospects for 2019, so be sure to check back soon!
Our golf crew welcomes PGA tour member Zack Sucher, who shares his story before he plays in the Wyndham Championship this week. Zack overcame painful injury and years of mounting debt to successfully bet on himself in the world of golf, a heartwarming story for golfers and gamblers alike.
Later, our host Jason Sobe joina Peter Jennings and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz to break down the field this week as they highlight all the straight-drivers, young guns and matchup plays they're eyeballing. They wrap with a DFS lineup that's sure to please, and give a special shoutout to imaginary Twitter troll Birdiemaker6969.
Zack Sucher Interview (0:45)
Max Homa Storyline (24:25)
Wyndham Preview (32:23)
DFS Lineup (45:45)
The heartbeat of any NFL fantasy football team, your success at the running back position can make or break your draft. This episode Chris Raybon welcomes Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and special Action Network guest Ian Hartitz to break down the top tier of premiere backs for 2019.
After discussing their respective approaches to the position, the guys talk about which top tier guy they love... and which one they're passing on. They also debate the impact of contract holdouts on draft rankings, and when drafting their backups can pay off big time.
The guys wrap up with some predictions and some Cook vs. Chubb comparisons, and will return later this week for Part II.
Approach to RB Position (3:15)
RB I Love, RB I Don't (9:20)
Top Tier (17:55)
In our second Power 5 Conference preview, host Stuckey is joined as always by Collin Wilson to debate the two-horse Big Ten with guest Ari Wasserman of The Athletic.
Ohio State and Michigan are once again the favorites to win the conference, so the guys pick side and discuss all the value plays across the landscape, from a Michigan State bounceback to a timeless Rutgers faceplant.
Later, Ari Wasserman of The Athletic join the show. A Buckeye expert, he's been following the Ohio State beat for nine years. He shares his opinion of the new-look team and coaching staff, and gives his take on both their season win total and their chances of beating Michigan once again this season.
Our guys will return next week with more conference previews, as the countdown to Week 0 draws even closer!
Ari Wasserman Interview (24:50)
Ohio State (42:40)
Penn State (55:50)
With tremors from the Russell Westbrook trade still being felt across the NBA, host Matt Moore welcomes NBA writer Royce Young of ESPN to the podcast. Together the veteran journalists examine all the offseason machinations in Oklahoma City, and tackle OKC's unsurprisingly low season win total... which they both have strong feelings about.
Later Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, joins Matt for a discussion on NBA "Superteams" past and present, dissecting the differences between squads as diverse as the Showtime Lakers and the new-look Clippers. They also debate whether stars are more likely to succeed in duos vs. trios in this new era of combining forces.
These Action Network NBA raconteurs also manage to seamlessly work in both The Matrix and the Greek mythological figure Icarus, so you won't want to miss this episode.
Royce Young Interview (1:45)
Young and Moore on OKC Win Total (13:30)
Rob Perez Joins (21:00)
Superstar Duos vs. Trios Debate (26:00)
Our NFL fantasy team concludes the wide receiver portion of its position-by-position breakdowns, with host Chris Raybon leading the charge.
He's joined as always by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with very special guest Mike Tagliere, lead NFL analyst for FantasyPros.
First, the trio discuss how they approach the wide receiver position, before Mike dives deep into a breakdown of Tyler Lockett. They continue with a full breakdown of the tier, including a strategy for attacking the Rams' deep receiving corps.
There is also a fade of Kenny Golladay as a WR2, an attack on Adam Gase's trustworthiness, and a complete razing of Robby Anderson's fantasy potential, much to Sean's chagrin.
Approaching WR Position (2:15)
Tyler Lockett (11:40)
Tier II Breakdown (16:30)
Rams WRs (17:15)
Players to Fade (27:30)
Tags Hates Adam Gase (40:20)
Super Sleepers (47:12)
With Shane Lowry still celebrating his Open Championship victory, our host Peter Jennings (a.k.a. CSURAM88) welcomes back Jason Sobel and Drew "the Sleeze" Stoltz as they look to Memphis and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational this week.
The guys discuss the DraftKings partnership with the PGA Tour, and give out their favorite players to win this week, including Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolff, and Chez Reavie. They also talk about the gambling impact of Gary Woodland's looming second child, as well as motivational factors that are sure to come into play across the board at this no-cut event.
They finish with a DraftKings lineup that features more than a few surprises, so get ready for some fun!
DK - PGA Partnership (was 7:45)
Tournament Preview (11:10)
Sleeze Picks (17:10)
Sobel Picks (18:30)
Jennings Pick (20:20)
Super Sleezy Pick (21:00)
DK Lineup (23:45)
Our position-by-position breakdowns continue as we move to the top Wide Receiver tier.
Host Matthew Freedman is joined as always by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with guest Matt Harmon, analyst for Yahoo Sports and creator of Reception Perception.
First, the trio discuss the breaking Tyreek Hill news, before moving on to their approach at the position. Later, they discuss the potential of Odell Beckham Jr. this season, the rise of JuJu Smith-Schuster, the wide range of Antonio Brown outcomes in Oakland, and so much more.
Tyreek Hill News (2:45)
Draft Strategy (9:30)
Hilton, Thielen, Allen and Green (51:00)
Hosts Stuckey and Collin Wilson are reunited... and it feels so good!
Joined from Big XII Media Days by veteran journalist (and friend of the podcast) Brett McMurphy of Stadium, the trio highlights the wild ups and downs from the offseason. They cover each program's season win total, from pathetic Kansas to powerhouse Oklahoma, and recommend which to play and which to pass on.
Later, they offer some encouraging words for Oklahoma State and Iowa State backers, and let the folks in Morgantown know it may be a very, very long season.
And don't worry, Stuckey and Collin will return in the weeks ahead to preview the rest of the college football conference universe in the build-up to Week 0 kickoff on August 24th.
Better known as the British Open, this major championship is unlike any other. And to bring you the best golf podcast in the gambling universe, we turn to hosts unlike any others.
Peter Jennings, a.k.a. DFS legend CSURAM88, is joined by Action Network senior golf writer Jason Sobel and our beloved pro Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz to preview all the action from Royal Portrush.
Together the guys breakdown the field, highlighting the players they love to win and players they love to fade, as well as matchup plays and subjective angles you won't hear anywhere else this week.
We finish with our best bets of the week, and a surefire DFS lineup that may have you asking for their respective Venmo information before Sunday night.
Matthew Fitzpatrick (25:50)
Sleeze Best Bets (41:00)
Sobel Best Bets (43:23)
DFS Lineup (46:45)
Fantasy drafts are fast approaching, and we continue our exhaustive position-by-position breakdowns this week at tight end.
Host Matthew Freedman is joined as always by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with very special guest J.J. Zachariason, a fantasy football legend and the Editor-In-Chief at FanDuel / numberFire.
First, the trio discuss their approach at the position, before identifying late round flyers, rookie prospects and the potential return of Gronk. The guys dive far beyond the first tier of Kelce, Ertz and Kittle, leveraging decades of expertise to explain how new playcallers, new quarterbacks and persistent injuries can impact the position.
And be sure to check back next week, when we return with two episodes highlighting wide receivers.
Approaching TEs (1:50)
Late Round Targets (5:55)
TEs to Fade (7:15)
Best of the Rest (11:50)
Njoku Warning (20:50)
Mark Andrews (26:40)
Gronk's Return? (39:20)
It's the middle of the night, but host Matt Moore and Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, fire up the mics to discuss the implications of the latest NBA blockbuster.
Russell Westbrook heads to Houston in exchange for Chris Paul and draft picks, and the Western Conference power dynamics continue to shift by the hour.
Is Sam Presti a genius? How tight is the Rockets' "win right now" window? Will Chris Paul be dealt again? Is this type of transaction good for the NBA and its fans?
The guys tackle all these questions and more on a very exciting edition of the show.
With the Open Championship only a week away, hosts Jason Sobel, Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz and Peter Jennings are joined by Jeff Sherman, V.P. of Risk Management at the Westgate's SuperBook USA.
Known on Twitter as @golfodds for a reason, Sherman provides a behind-the-counter perspective on the action big matchups, young guns, and Tiger Woods have all seen heading into next week's major, before giving out a few plays he's already hit himself.
Later, Jason, Peter and Sleeze preview the John Deere Classic, highlighting matchups they love and building a DFS lineup you'll definitely want to tail.
So enjoy the weekend, and be sure to listen when the gang returns next week with a very special guest and our big Open Championship Betting Preview!
Jeff Sherman Interview (0:55 - 22:20)
Sherman's Best Bets for the British (19:30)
John Deere Classic (27:00)
DFS Lineup (33:20)
It's time to dive back into fantasy QBs as host Matthew Freedman welcomes friend of the podcast Evan Silva! The co-founder of Establish the Run lends his expertise on the second-tier of NFL signal-callers, joining Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Chris Raybon in a lively discussion covering everyone from Tom Brady to Josh Rosen.
After giving his POV on drafting the position, Silva provides clarity on why he's so bullish on Lamar Jackson this season. Later, Raybon makes his case for Nick Foles. We've also got hot Jameis Winston talk, some love for Andy Dalton, and much more.
Silva on Drafting QBs (2:40)
Silva on Rodgers (4:30)
Silva on Watson (6:20)
Silva on Murray/Kingsbury (8:20)
The Young Guns Tier: Allen, Winston, etc (16:30)
Lamar Jackson (25:18)
Stafford, Carr and Garoppolo (26:50)
Love for Andy Dalton (30:45)
Nick Foles (32:15)
The Gnarly Tier, Harskins to Rosen (35:30)
Kawhi Leonard is a Clipper. Russell Westbrook is on the block. Anthony Davis is on notice. The Bucks stay in the Eastern Conference fast lane.
A lot has happened since the calendar flipped to July, and host Matt Moore is joined from Vegas by Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, to decipher what it all means.
The odds to win next year's NBA title have undergone repeated seismic shifts. Now that the dust is settling, what numbers are still ripe for the picking? And if Russell Westbrook is being shopped, what teams can afford him? Plus, who is the biggest loser in the Kawhi deal?
The guys tackle these questions and more in a fast-paced episode perfect for diehard NBA fans and gamblers alike.
Perez on Westbrook Trade (1:35)
Moore on a Westbrook Trade (4:00)
Moore on NBA Title Odds (8:50)
Perez on NBA Title Odds (11:15)
Perez's Warning on NBA Futures (15:00)
The Biggest Loser of the Kawhi Signing (19:45)
With just seven weeks before college football's return, host Collin Wilson welcomes on Matt Lindeman, Manager of Trading at Caesars Entertainment, to discuss win totals across every Power 5 conference.
First, the guys discuss Matt's meteoric rise in Vegas, a journey that's taken him from ticket writer to one of the most respected minds behind the counter. Both Collin and Matt cover their respective processes for power ranking teams during the long offseason, along with the role experts like Phil Steele play in shading public perception.
Later, Collin and Matt move from the ACC all the way to the Pac-12, covering powerhouses Clemson and Alabama down to juicy also-rans like Oregon State and Kansas.
Collin discusses why Oklahoma State's opening number had his full attention, and Matt weighs in with his POV on Michigan vs. Ohio State, Kentucky's long road to respectability, Texas under Tom Herman, and so much more.
Matt Lindeman's Back Story (1:50)
Power Ranking Process (3:15)
Big XII (16:20)
Big Ten (26:00)
Fresh from his appearance on The Today Show, hosts Peter Jennings, Jason Sobel and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz welcome Rocket Mortgage Classic winner Nate Lashley to the program! The guys discuss the changes in Nate's life since he won his first tour event last week, his upcoming Masters debut, and whether there will ever be a "Mrs. Ashley Lashley."
Later Peter, Jason and Sleeze give their full breakdown of the field at the 3M Open in the Twin Cities, where low scores and young guns should rule the day. They finish with a great DFS lineup featuring Charles Howell III, and send us into our holiday weekend with some hot golf action.
Nate Lashley (1:00)
3M Open Preview (15:30)
Host Matthew Freedman welcomes very special guest Jeff Ratcliffe of Pro Football Focus to the program. Along with Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Chris Raybon, this fearsome fantasy foursome breaks down the top 12 fantasy quarterbacks heading into the 2019 NFL season.
But before diving into Baker Mayfield, Andrew Luck and their never-ending Kyler Murray preseason audio parade, each guy also sheds lights on the personal process they go through to craft their own best-in-class player projections.
Next week, the show returns with NFL Fantasy QB Guide, Part II.
Projection Approaches (2:08)
The wild ride of NBA free agency has been exhilarating thus far, and our NBA host Matt Moore is joined by two NBA luminaries to help sort it all out.
First up is Action Network colleague Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, who's doing a valiant job seeing a longterm vision in his beloved New York Knicks' offseason moves. Together they talk about Eastern Conference odds for next year and explain why any potential Nets parades will be headed straight down Flatbush Avenue.
Next up is NBA veteran journalist Sam Amick of The Athletic, whose description of LeBron James' offseason free agency pitches has Moore wondering if it all sounds a little too familiar. Together the guys discuss Kevin Durant, the 2020 Warriors, and balancing the job of journalist with shadow puppet performer.
Rob Perez on the future of the Knicks (1:45)
Why New York will never be a Nets town (9:08)
Eastern Conference Title Odds (13:30)
The Case for the Pacers (15:30)
The Case for the Sixers (16:30)
Sam Amick talks LeBron (20:15)
Kevin Durant (25:45)
We're back with more props! Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner returns to set lines for skill position players on every AFC team, as Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon weigh in on overs & unders across the board.
From Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen, to Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson, our trio of experts leverage the best projection models in the industry for a fast-paced discussion designed to help you fantasy prep better than ever before.
Peter Jennings, Jason Sobel and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz break down this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, providing the definitive betting and DFS preview for this new event.
Fresh off giving out a winning Chez Reavie play last week, Drew is once again high on former amateur darling (and future pro stud) Viktor Hovland, the pride of golf fanatics from Oslo to Stillwater. Peter is more bullish on Vaughn Taylor, and Jason joins the gang as they sell hard on Bubba Watson.
After the guys give out their favorite plays they finish with a surefire DFS lineup, hopefully capturing some more magic from "The Chez Whisperer" a.k.a. "The Santa Claus of Golf" himself, Drew Stoltz.
Tournament Preview Begins: 9:00
Viktor Hovland vs. Bubba Watson: 13:00
Jennings on V. Taylor: 17:45
DraftKings lineup: 24:00
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It's prop time! This week Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner is setting lines for skill positions players on every NFC team, and Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon play a game of over and under from sea to shining sea.
What can we expect from Daniel Jones in New York?
Will Zach Ertz continue to be productive in Philadelphia?
Can we expect big things from Latavius Murray in New Orleans?
And the trio has a riveting breakdown of Kyler Murray, who they all expect superstar numbers from this season in Arizona.
This past NFL offseason was a hectic one, with lots of NFL teams welcoming new faces to call the offensive shots in 2019. To help you stay on top of it, host Chris Raybon is joined by Ian Hartitz to preview all the fantasy implications.
Will Matt LaFleur bring an Aaron Rodgers renaissance? Will Adam Gase affect the New York Jets... in a positive way? Can Kliff Kingsbury scheme an offensive phoenix into rising in Arizona... or is he merely the newest Chip Kelly?
The guys tackle all these questions and more as fantasy prep season begins in earnest.
Our thrilling two-part mock draft comes to a conclusion this week, as Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings, Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner lay out the strategy, logic, and in-depth NFL player comparisons behind every last pick.
Fans of the show have long asked to hear our experts provide in-depth fantasy draft strategy in a realistic way, along with the latest in player comparisons. Your wish is our command!
In a special two-part episode, fantasy football experts Matthew Freedman, Chris Raybon, Peter Jennings and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner discuss their four-man fantasy draft, going pick-by-pick as they break down every angle as they explain their every move.
This week is Part I, and they return next week with Part II.
Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon break down their recently-released 2019 NFL Power Rankings and debate the key questions facing nearly every team in the league. Are the Saints still Super Bowl contenders? Should you buy in to the Colts hype? Is Josh Rosen even any good? Why is Raybon comparing Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr? And is Daniel Jones secretly an Eli Manning clone?
How to Use Our Power Rankings (4:46)
Consensus Top Five (11:28)
Teams We’re High On (25:42)
Teams We’re Low On (40:35)
Bottom Three (51:50)
Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon dive into the fantasy mailbag to answer your biggest questions for the 2019 season. They provide in-depth analysis on the top overall pick, top receiver in the class and what the heck to do with guys like Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette and Tyreek Hill. They also cover nuanced, league-specific questions including FAAB advice, auction strategy, ideal draft positions and even drafting two tight ends. They close the show by offering their picks for this year’s sneaky fantasy breakout candidates.
Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon preview their 2019 Top 200 fantasy football rankings. Our experts break down each fantasy position and recommend players to buy or fade at their current ADP. They discuss Todd Gurley’s health issues, debate Josh Jacobs’ Year 1 potential, and discuss Sammy Watkins’ upside without Tyreek Hill. They also offer their deep sleeper picks at each position, and Raybon and Freedman hype Kyler Murray to obscene levels.
General Strategy (2:35)
Running Backs (22:42)
Wide Receivers (38:36)
Tight Ends (1:01:24)
Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz react to the 2019 NFL Draft, highlight standout rookies at each position and discuss dynasty fantasy rankings and strategy. The guys debate the fantasy outlook for A.J. Brown and Mecole Hardman, feature Miles Sanders as an under-rated running back prospect for the Eagles and salivate over Kyler Murray’s potential in Arizona. They also cover Freedman’s recently-released rookie rankings and top-200 dynasty rankings.
Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz break down Freedman’s first round NFL mock draft and uncover value in the player props betting market. In the process, they tackle some of the draft’s most intriguing storylines, including: Will there be a blockbuster top-10 draft pick trade? Could the Raiders surprise everyone and trade up to take Kyler Murray at no. 1 overall? Is Josh Jacobs a first round running back? And, could the Giants seriously pass up Dwayne Haskins for Daniel Jones?
The boys are back! Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon reunite to discuss NFL win totals and futures bets for the coming season. Our experts pull back the curtain on their projection methodology, each provides his top five win totals to bet for 2019, and they even throw in their favorite Super Bowl picks. Are the Cardinals poised for a modest comeback? Did the Texans get hosed with their difficult schedule? And – most importantly – are the Browns a Team of Destiny bound for Super Bowl greatness?
Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz discuss NFL free agency with a curiously intriguing format. Freedman serves as the architect an owner of a fictional 33rd NFL team composed solely of players not currently on an NFL roster. That team – named the Green Dot City Action – features all kinds of interesting characters, including Terrell Owens and Johnny Manziel as players and Rob Gronkowski, Tony Romo and Steve Spurrier on the coaching staff. The guys also recap recent free agency moves and discuss some NFL Draft props.
Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz pour one out for the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. They reminisce over the league’s highs and lows – the rise and fall of Aaron Murray, the reintroduction of Johnny Football to American television sets, world-record dog frisbee tosses and more. They also discuss what the league got right and which players deserve a second chance in the NFL.
Why did the AAF Fail? (4:15)
What Happens with Futures Bets? (6:01)
Orlando Apollos = League Champs? (8:07)
AAF Players that Deserve an NFL Shot (11:11)
Favorite Moments from the Season (20:39)
What the NFL can learn from the AAF (23:53)
Pivoting to the NFL Draft (26:14)
Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz return to break down AAF matchups for Week 8. Orlando and Birmingham stand out as big favorites to back this week, Ian highlights Greg Ward Jr. as a great value play in DFS, and Freedman climbs back aboard the Sank Tank. The guys also debate whether or not Trent Richardson deserves a second chance in the NFL, and oh yeah – Freedman also tells a horse erection story.
Playoff Picture (3:52)
Orlando Apollos at Memphis Express (6:07)
San Diego Fleet at Salt Lake Stallions (13:30)
Atlanta Legends at Birmingham Iron (23:40)
San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hotshots (33:02)
DFS Strategy (41:31)