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2019 NFL Power Rankings

2019 NFL Power Rankings

May 23, 2019

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)

2019 Fantasy Football Mailbag

2019 Fantasy Football Mailbag

May 16, 2019

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.

2019 Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings Preview

2019 Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings Preview

May 9, 2019

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)

Quarterbacks (6:06)

Running Backs (22:42)

Wide Receivers (38:36)

Tight Ends (1:01:24)

Post-NFL Draft Reaction & Analysis

Post-NFL Draft Reaction & Analysis

May 3, 2019

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.

2019 NFL Mock Draft & Player Props

2019 NFL Mock Draft & Player Props

April 23, 2019

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?

2019 NFL Win Totals & Futures

2019 NFL Win Totals & Futures

April 17, 2019

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?

The Green Dot City Action NFL Franchise

The Green Dot City Action NFL Franchise

April 12, 2019

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.

The AAF is Dead, Long Live the AAF

The AAF is Dead, Long Live the AAF

April 3, 2019

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)

AAF Week 8 Breakdown

AAF Week 8 Breakdown

March 28, 2019

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)

Rob Gronkowski’s Retirement

Rob Gronkowski’s Retirement

March 27, 2019

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz react to Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, reflect on his career, and look forward to the effect his absence may have on the 2019 football season. They debate whether or not Gronk is the GOAT tight end and discuss New England’s options to replace the All-Timer. They also muse on Gronk’s potential next move: Will he turn to acting? Male stripping? And could he return to football as early as this season?

Gronk’s Place Among All-Time Tight Ends (2:22)

What Does This Mean for New England? (10:40)

2019 Fantasy Tight Ends (15:28)

Patriots 2019 NFL Draft (20:25)

Gronk’s Next Move (25:15)

Dynasty Fantasy Strategy? (26:34)