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Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast
Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball
Podcast by Rotoworld Basketball
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The All-Load Management Team
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander delve into a dangerous fantasy basketball experiment, drafting a team of wildly talented players who miss way too many games. We discuss what could happen if you loaded a squad with Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, Kristaps Porzingis, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, Otto Porter, Derrick Rose and others. Plus, why names such as Lou Williams, Spencer Dinwiddie, Marcus Smart and Al Horford all become essential in the event you try this (which you probably shouldn't).
Oct 20, 2020
It's Never Too Early To Talk Oladipo
Or maybe it is? On this week's episode, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander comb through some recent NBA headlines, including Victor Oladipo reportedly looking for a max contract, and Kawhi Leonard's teammates reportedly frustrated that he sits out a whole bunch of games. We discuss their respective numbers and what we expect from each of them in fantasy leagues next season.
Oct 13, 2020
Trusting Butler And Bam, Red Flags For Porzingis And Embiid
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look back at the finish of the NBA Finals, and consider what to expect moving forward in fantasy leagues from Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo after their remarkable run in the playoffs. Plus, we're optimistic about Pascal Siakam after a frustrating time in the NBA Bubble for the Raptors star, and cause for concern rises when it comes to Kristaps Porzingis (knee surgery) and Joel Embiid (load management).
Oct 9, 2020
Last Chance For The Heat, New Beginnings for Harris, Embiid, Simmons
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at the latest from the NBA Finals as Jimmy Butler and the Heat try to stay alive against LeBron James and the Lakers in Game 5 on Friday night. Plus, with Doc Rivers taking over as head coach of the Sixers, we discuss how the fantasy outlook could change (or not change) for Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons moving forward.
Oct 6, 2020
Early Fantasy Top-12: How High Can Tatum And Trae Climb?
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander first take a moment to marvel at another incredible game from Jimmy Butler in the NBA Finals, then turn their attention to a very early fantasy leaderboard for 2020-21, with Damian Lillard, Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum all looking poised to repeat/return first-round value, while Giannis Antetokounmpo and the aforementioned Butler lead to divided opinions among our (two-man) panel.
Oct 2, 2020
Heat Crushed By Injuries, Steph and Klay Looking Healthy
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander react to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which saw the Heat get crushed by the Lakers and by injuries, with Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler all getting hurt to varying degrees. Plus, with positive reports coming out of Warriors minicamp regarding Klay Thompson and Steph Curry — and some lingering knee trouble for Kemba Walker — we discuss the outlook moving forward for all three 30-something stars.
Sep 29, 2020
Soaring Expectations: Jamal Murray, Jayson Tatum, Michael Porter Jr.
With the Heat and Lakers set to face off in the NBA Finals — and the Celtics and Nuggets eliminated — Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look back at the formidable playoff runs from Jamal Murray, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Michael Porter Jr., determining what's ahead for the all of the young stars in Denver and Boston after their impressive work in the NBA bubble.
Sep 25, 2020
The Tyler Herro Hour
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the remarkable breakout performance from Tyler Herro on Wednesday night (37 points, second-youngest player in history to score 35+ in a NBA playoff game). Plus, we react to the news out of Chicago that Billy Donovan is taking over as head coach of the Bulls, and what that means for Coby White, Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine. Also on this episode: Steve throws down the gauntlet on Golden Tee.
Sep 22, 2020
What's Next For Giannis, Gordon the Glue Guy
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus look at the massive peaks (and one significant drawback) of the Giannis Antetokounmpo experience in fantasy hoops after the Bucks superstar won his second straight NBA MVP award. Plus, the continued emergence of Bam Adebayo as a bona fide force, Gordon Hayward is back and still looking spry on the north side of 30 years old, and Ryan provides an update on his efforts to harness the Hayward haircut.
Sep 18, 2020
Kawhi's Season in Review, the Herro Double Leap
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander review Kawhi Leonard's dominant playoff numbers and discuss how to approach the 29-year-old in fantasy leagues moving forward. We also consider whether young players including Tyler Herro could make a double-leap before next season with what essentially amounts to two offseasons. Plus, Gary Harris is starting to heat up after almost six months off, Coby White may be set to take off for the post-Jim Boylen Chicago Bulls, and Steve and Matt put on their referee jerseys for some truly amateur officiating of the Bam Adebayo-Jayson Tatum block.
Sep 15, 2020
Jokic on a Heater, Jaylen Brown's Breakout
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander dissect some recent trends in the NBA Playoffs, from Nikola Jokic's all-around absurd play in the bubble to Jaylen Brown's prolonged breakout. Also on this episode: LeBron James continues to defy all laws of age when it comes to fantasy and real-life, Anthony Davis is dominating and we're already demoralized by our fantasy football squads.
Sep 11, 2020
Streaky Playoff Standouts: Jamal Murray, OG Anunoby, Marcus Smart
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss a handful of players who have had notable hot streaks during the NBA playoffs, from Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray and his run of 50-point games to OG Anunoby's impressive all-around stats (and penchant for hitting big jumpers) for the Raptors, to Marcus Smart's roller coaster performances. We also consider what it means for all of their fantasy values, including some encouraging numbers for Anunoby's long-term potential. Also on this episode: an update on Steve's fridge.
Sep 8, 2020
Adebayo's Upside, Over-30 All-Stars
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the rapid improvement, strong playoff performance and long-term fantasy upside of Bam Adebayo, and consider what to expect from over-30 All-Stars Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker and Paul George as their teams try to advance in the NBA Playoffs.
Sep 4, 2020
The Jayson Tatum Phenomenon, Steve Nash Retrospective
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the electric work of Jayson Tatum in the NBA bubble, and start to weigh just how early we'd select him in fantasy drafts next season. Plus, Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic are dominating for Miami, and a look at Steve Nash's impressive real-life and fantasy numbers after he was named the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Sep 1, 2020
Jamal Murray's Masterpiece, The Luka vs. Trae Fantasy Debate
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander react to an absurd playoff binge from Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray (47.3 points per game over his last three games), and what the outrageous hot streak might mean for his fantasy value heading into 2020-21. We also recap an exciting bubble run for Jusuf Nurkic, and how high his value could be climbing in the months ahead. Plus, with Luka Doncic's season over (sorry Steve), a look at what's becoming a very intriguing debate between who should go higher in drafts next season — Luka or Trae Young. Also: Steve runs into a couple of NFL Hall of Famers on the golf course and mostly manages not to embarrass himself.
Aug 25, 2020
Luka's Soaring Value, Anthony Edwards Expectations
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander react to Luka Doncic's insane performance in Game 4 against the Clippers, and debate what it might mean for his skyrocketing fantasy value heading into next season. Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray have both elevated expectations with huge stat lines in the playoffs, while Kristaps Porzingis is injured just when we were starting to think we could trust him. Also on this episode: In the aftermath of the NBA Draft Lottery, we discuss what to expect from Anthony Edwards when he arrives in the NBA.
Aug 21, 2020
NBA Playoff Takeaways: Lillard's Insane Range, Warren Loses Steam
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down some early takeaways from the NBA Playoffs, including the impact of Damian Lillard's outrageous deep 3s, a renaissance of sorts for 34-year-old Goran Dragic and a massive impending payday for Fred VanVleet. Also on this episode: The playoff field is wide open with almost no home-court advantage, and the once absurdly hot T.J. Warren has abruptly cooled off.
Aug 18, 2020
Donovan Mitchell Drops 57, NBA Playoff Sleepers
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander react to a massive performance from Donovan Mitchell (57 points in a loss to Jamal Murray and the Nuggets) as the NBA Playoffs got underway on Monday. We also highlight a number of sleepers who could post serviceable and/or intriguing numbers in the weeks ahead. Among them: Darius Bazley, Jerami Grant, Gary Trent Jr., Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Eric Gordon, Shake Milton, Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic — who may not be a sleeper but we talked about him anyway.
Aug 14, 2020
Fantasy Takeaways from the NBA Bubble
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some fantasy takeaways from the last couple of weeks in the NBA bubble in Orlando, including a farewell once and for all to Joel Embiid as a player we'll draft in fantasy (we say that now, but will probably change our mind). We also break down bubble MVP-caliber performances from Damian Lillard and Devin Booker, look for perspective on Ja Morant and Zion Williamson's rookie seasons, and wish we could grow up to be Denver Nuggets.
Aug 11, 2020
Biggest Bubble Booms, Biggest Bubble Busts
With NBA bubble silly season upon us, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at five of the biggest booms of the restart (including T.J. Warren and Luka Doncic), and five of the biggest busts, headlined by Lonzo Ball, Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. We discuss whether Warren (34.8 ppg in the bubble) has permanently leveled up, what to make of Luka's shot selection from long distance, and whether Zion's lack of steals/blocks/3s is cause for concern in fantasy leagues moving forward.
Aug 7, 2020
Ben Simmons Injury Fallout, Weekend DFS Preview
Ben Simmons is dealing with a knee injury, which means we could be headed for peak Shake Milton and peak Al Horford in the NBA bubble in the days ahead. Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus look at just how good Milton and Horford were the last time Simmons was sidelined, and analyze some monster recent performances from T.J. Warren, Jusuf Nurkic, Michael Porter Jr. and Thomas Bryant.
Aug 4, 2020
Porter Jr. Breaks Out, Nurkic Still On a Heater
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some of the most eye-catching recent performances from the NBA restart in Orlando, including Michael Porter Jr.'s monster 37-point effort on Monday, more fireworks from Jusuf Nurkic as his remarkable comeback continues, and T.J. Warren's 53-point explosion over the weekend. Also on this episode: The fallout from Jonathan Isaac's torn ACL, Thomas Bryant, Troy Brown, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White are thriving, and an update on the Luka Doncic free throw bet.
Jul 31, 2020
NBA Is Back: Rapid Reaction to Pelicans-Jazz + Fri. DFS Preview
The NBA is back at long last, and Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander give their immediate thoughts on the Pelicans-Jazz game — where Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Donovan Mitchell and Brandon Ingram all posted strong stat lines — and Zion Williamson was on a minutes limit (scoring 13 points). Plus, a DFS preview for an intriguing slate of games on Friday, including what to expect from Richaun Holmes, Jonathan Isaac, Troy Brown Jr., Lonnie Walker and more.
Jul 28, 2020
LeVert, Oladipo Rising; Jonathan Isaac Returns
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down some strong recent performances in Orlando from Caris LeVert, and an encouraging stat line from Victor Oladipo. Plus, Jonathan Isaac went off in just seven minutes on Monday (and may put a dent in Aaron Gordon's value in the process), Zion Williamson looks like he'll be ready for the restart opener, and Jusuf Nurkic continues his impressive surge.
Jul 24, 2020
Nurkic Looks Sharp, Bol Bol Can Ball
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the latest NBA action from Orlando, where exhibition/scrimmages are underway with the restart just six days away. We discuss a formidable performance from Bol Bol on Wednesday (16 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks), some strong work in limited minutes from Jusuf Nurkic on Thursday, and the latest on Zion Williamson, Russell Westbrook, Buddy Hield and De'Aaron Fox as the season draws close.
Jul 21, 2020
Will Simmons and Ayton Finally Shoot 3s?
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the latest news coming out the NBA bubble, including Ben Simmons and Deandre Ayton — stop us if you've heard this before — potentially shooting more 3s in the near future. We also discuss some positive recent news for Russell Westbrook and Eric Bledsoe, plus what to expect from the Kings frontcourt after another injury to Marvin Bagley.
Jul 17, 2020
Trending Names: Zion, Oladipo, Westbrook, LeVert
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the recent NBA names trending on Rotoworld, including Victor Oladipo (who now says he might play in Orlando), Zion Williamson — who recently left the Pelicans — and James Harden, who has finally joined Houston. We also discuss how Caris LeVert is positioned for massive numbers, and get ready for plenty of excitement with the Pelicans — thanks in part to some outstanding play from Lonzo Ball prior to the season shutting down in March.
Jul 14, 2020
Gallagher's Final Rotoworld Basketball Podcast
It's Mike Gallagher's last day on the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast. The podcast has really grown over the five years, and a lot has changed in how we analyze and get info for fantasy hoops. With that, it was a blast for Mike, Steve Alexander and Ryan Knaus go over their stories on how they started at Rotoworld. We'll talk about how things have changed over the years, and some of our memories. Anyone who has every wondered what it's like to get into the fantasy business, you'll certainly want to check this one out.
Jul 8, 2020
July 8 NBA Restart News Podcast
Spencer Dinwiddie and Taurean Prince are both out for the Orlando restart, so the Nets are going to be extremely thin. We'll break down their rotation and go over who will have to step up. Bradley Beal is also not going to play in the NBA restart, so that creates a massive hole on one of the best DFS matchups. Who is going to score for this team? Carmelo Anthony is sliding over to the three and Dwight Howard is officially in, so we'll break down what that means from a fantasy standpoint.
Jul 1, 2020
NBA Restart Rotation Notes Podcast
The NBA restart is later this month, and we already have plenty of news to break down. The Nets are going to be shorthanded, especially in the frontcourt. We'll break down what they'll have to do and who will step up. Shake Milton was rolling prior to the NBA pause, so what happens with him and Ben Simmons? There are several other things we'll want to keep an eye on, so we'll set up other potential fantasy storylines.
Jun 24, 2020
Lakers Wings, Trevor Ariza, Rockets and Davis Bertans Podcast
We have some NBA news! Avery Bradley is not going to Orlando, so the Lakers have some rotation questions. We'll go over who would help fill in and some possible starting options. The Rockets added David Nwaba and cut Isaiah Hartenstein, so what does this mean for the playoffs? Trevor Ariza was logging huge minutes for the Blazers and there will be big changes without him. Can other Blazers join him outside of the bubble? Davis Bertans is also sitting out as he's set for a big payday. The fantasy-friendly Wizards could have some low-key guys step up.
Jun 17, 2020
NBA Bubble Preview Podcast
We are starting to get an idea of what the NBA bubble might look like, so Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus go over some of the timeline for late July. There are some concerns on how this could fall apart, so we'll go over some things everyone in the bubble will need to do to help its chances. Plus, there could be some attractive DFS plays, and maybe some teams get a boost given the circumstances.
Jun 10, 2020
Sneaker and NBA Returning Soon Podcast
We did a hybrid in this edition with friend of the pod Ewell Collins talking about some of his picks in the NBA Shoe Draft. We went through why some of those shoes meant so much to him and talk a little more about some of the other picks. We also have the NBA coming back next month! We'll talk about the LaMarcus Aldridge injury, Caris LeVert muscle watch, the tighter NBA rotations, and of course Nikola Jokic being in shape. We'll go over some initial thoughts on DFS returning, as well.
Jun 3, 2020
NBA Shoe Draft Podcast
We've been talking about it for weeks, but we finally were able to complete the NBA Shoe Draft. It's basically like a fantasy draft where you have to draft certain positions, but in this one it's about the shoes and what position that player played (Jordans SG, LeBrons SF, Moses Malone AF1 C, Iversons PG, etc). It was 10 rounds and we had a lot of wild picks. Some people mixed it up, some people went mostly old kicks, some went all 95-2005 Nikes, and some went for newer stuff. There will be a column out soon, but you can follow along off this Twitter thread. This was a blast!
May 27, 2020
Early PG Rankings Podcast
It's imperative that fantasy owners draft enough point guards, so Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher go over how PG ranks might shake out for the 2020-21 season. We'll go over the guys at the top with the top three guys firmly in place, but after that it's all about preference. Some guys are high ceiling, and some have great floors. We'll go through all the tiers and which PGs may fit better with others or on FT% builds or other builds.
May 22, 2020
Rookie-Sophomore Trends and Underrated Players Pod
We're trying something new in this edition as Mike Gallagher looks at some rookie and sophomore trends as players get older. It's clear that rookie bigs start off their careers as better fantasy options, and that trend continues as time goes on, too. Also, some interesting trends on how so many fast-starting rookies turned into mega studs in their careers. Trae Young also goes from bad to amazing like nobody else over the last eight seasons. We'll also talk some underrated players who could help you more in next season.
May 18, 2020
The Last Dance Finale Podcast
The Last Dance is over and it's easily one of the best documentaries of all time. In this edition, we'll talk some Pacers and Jazz with a look at how ridiculously durable John Stockton and Karl Malone were. Plus, Reggie Miller being ahead of his time. The pizza story cancels "The Flu Game" nickname, and we'll go over some of the aspects of the 1998 NBA Finals. We may have found out why Jordan switched to the 14s in Game 6, and we'll mix in plenty of shoe talk along the way. Plus, some Rodman, Scott Burrell, Leo, the MJ tablet memes, MJ punking Larry Bird, the world learns about Kenny Lattimore, and a whole lot of tangents. We'll wrap it up with a little Luka Doncic and Trae Young talk, too.
May 15, 2020
Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Podcast
The Hawks figure to be one of the most fantasy-friendly teams in the league. It starts with Trae Young, and we'll try to figure out how high he should go in the first round. Over Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo? John Collins was a monster last year, but Clint Capela should affect his output. How far down does he drop? What about the oft-injured Capela? Cam Reddish, De'Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter all look to be promising picks, so we'll go over preferences on those guys and a lot more. If you missed it, check out the Deep Dives on John Collins. Lots of stats in there! Trae is coming out on Monday!
May 11, 2020
The Last Dance Episodes 7-8 Podcast
Episodes 7-8 had some emotional moments with MJ's dad passing away and Jordan's emotions in the following years. Jordan's jump to AA baseball was wild and he actually wasn't bad despite all the time off. Scott Burrell has also been a fun part of the series and Jordan was being tough on his teammates throughout the series. Scottie Pippen has gone through some tough moments in this series, and sitting out on the last play was certainly a mistake he'd like to take back. There was also some Space Jam, shoe and music talk, and a LaBradford Smith story to pump up MJ. We'll go on some tangents on some of the others mid-90s teams like the Nets, Magic, Hornets, Sonics and others, too.
May 8, 2020
Western Conference Veterans Podcast
A lot of valuable players in the Western Conference are going to be over 30 for next season. Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher go over the early round options of James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Paul George and Jrue Holiday. We'll also take a look at Hassan Whiteside's huge season, Robert Covington's defensive stats in Houston, Ricky Rubio's hot finish, Mike Conley's letdown in 2019-20, Chris Paul's valuable season, and the Spurs vets. We'll also touch on Kevin Durant, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Jonathan Isaac and a few other tangents in this edition.
May 4, 2020
The Last Dance Episodes 5-6 Podcast
The fifth and sixth episodes highlighted the Bulls becoming a dynasty in the early 90s, Jordan's shoe brand, the 1998 All-Star Game, the emerging rivalry with the Knicks, Charles Barkley as an MVP over Jordan, and of course Jordan's love for gambling. Additionally, Mike Gallagher and Steve Alexander will talk about the music for the episodes, shoes from Converse compared to the early Jordans and the 13s Jordan wore in 1997-98, Kobe Bryant, some of Jordan's gambling games, and a lot more. We'll touch on Toni Kukoc and some of the others from the 90s era of hoops, and Kobe Bryant's relationship with MJ.
May 1, 2020
Eastern Conference Veterans Podcast
We're still waiting for when we can get an idea on when basketball will be back, so we'll kick off this pod on some of the news this week. After that, we take a deeper dive on John Wall. On top of his injuries, there's a few other aspects of his game that could be troubling. We'll also talk about Kemba Walker and Nikola Vucevic turning 30 soon. Plus, some of the veteran Raptors and a handful of others.
Apr 27, 2020
The Last Dance Episodes 3-4 Pod
ESPN's The Last Dance is shaping up to be one of the best sports documentaries of all time. Each Monday, Steve Alexander and Mike Gallagher will give some thoughts on the episodes. We'll have some stories about those games, a ton of tangents and some interesting stats along the way. Dennis Rodman was a big part of the third episode, so we'll focus on him early. Plus, so talk of the Pistons, a lot of talk about 3-pointers, and a whole lot more. In this episode, we also ended on talking some Kevin Durant and where he should go in drafts next year.
Apr 24, 2020
Mock Draft Recap Part 2
In case you missed it last week, the Rotoworld crew and some readers did an eight-cat mock draft (here's the link you can check out to follow along). Steve Alexander and Mike Gallagher did a pod that was focused more on the earlier rounds (link here), but this time Ryan Knaus and Mike go over the back end in greater depth. Before we got to the tail end, Ryan gives his thoughts at the top of the draft with talk of picks he liked and didn't agree with. Both Mike and Ryan look to be all in on Jayson Tatum as a late-first pick in nine-cat leagues, and it's going to be hard to move him out of the top 10. We'll go over a ton of the second-year guys who could take a leap, plenty of talk of the Raptors and their fantasy-friendly rotation, and we'll add some thoughts on overall strategy.
1 hr 8 min
Apr 22, 2020
The Last Dance Debuts, Ben Simmons Improves
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down Episodes 1 and 2 of The Last Dance, and marvel at some of the fantasy numbers of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in their heyday. We also review Ben Simmons' season — and the positives and negatives of his game — after a recent report that his back injury has healed. Will Simmons finally start taking more 3s? Should he start taking more 3s? We discuss all of that and more, including the time that Steve met Wally Blase.
Apr 17, 2020
Eight-Cat Mock Draft Recap Pod
We had a Thursday night mock draft with most of the Rotoworld crew and some readers. Before you check out the pod, you may want to check out the recap of the mock here and follow along. Steve Alexander and Mike Gallagher went over the rounds to highlight some takeaways and picks that stuck out. It looks like the first round is pretty solid in some form from 2-9 with James Harden at the top. There were also a lot of position runs throughout this draft, especially with the PF/Cs going in round three. A lot of younger guys did slip a bit while most of us were avoiding the aging veterans.
Apr 15, 2020
The Jayson Tatum Phenomenon
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down what's been a dominant season from Jayson Tatum in the third year of his career, and react to the stunning revelation that he hasn't picked up a basketball in over a month. Plus, we analyze the NBA H-O-R-S-E competition, look at the Bogdan Bogdanovic-Buddy Hield dynamic in Sacramento, and discuss the Donovan Mitchell / Rudy Gobert situation in Utah.
Apr 10, 2020
Early Top 25 Ranks for 2020-21 Pod
There's a good chance, the 2019-20 fantasy is over, so Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher preview the first couple rounds for the 2020-21 season. James Harden and Anthony Davis look to be the clear top options heading into draft, but it's wide open after that. Can Damian Lillard and Nikola Jokic get even better? What about Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant bounce backs as first-round options? In the second round and late in the first, there are a whole lot of options to consider. Can Jonathan Isaac, Bam Adebayo and John Collins build off their breakout seasons even with huge price tags for next year?
1 hr 5 min
Apr 8, 2020
Lowry's Longevity, Lauri's Frustration
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander comb through some recent NBA headlines, including the possibility of the season concluding by September, and a potential made-for-TV pro hoops H-O-R-S-E competition. We also look at the possibility that De'Andre Hunter could take a leap in his second season, and discuss why a frustrated Lauri Markkanen is a good candidate to bounce back. Plus, the impressive longevity of Kyle Lowry, and why a top-12 season beyond the age of 30 is a rare feat mostly pulled off by NBA Hall of Famers.
Apr 1, 2020
Lebron James and Chris Paul's Dominance in Perspective
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at 15-plus years of fantasy (and real-life) dominance from LeBron James and Chris Paul, who have both pulled off the insane feat of being early-round fantasy players in 2005 and 2020. LeBron and CP3 also become the jumping-off point for a discussion on whether we should avoid players who are over 30, with Shawn Marion, Gerald Wallace, Gilbert Arenas and Chris Webber all serving to varying degrees as cautionary tales. Read more in Roundball Stew here: https://www.rotoworld.com/article/roundball-stew/cp3-and-lebrons-all-time-dominance?page=1
Mar 25, 2020
The Year in Fantasy Basketball: 2004-05
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander first talk some recent fantasy hoops, with Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins heaping a lavish comparison (Giannis Antetokounmpo) upon 20-year-old Jaren Jackson Jr. Then, we hop into the fantasy hoops time machine to visit the 2004-05 season in all its glory. Join us as we remember an incredible seven games from Ron Artest, vintage years for Larry Hughes and Gilbert Arenas with the Wizards, Allen Iverson and Chris Webber both in Philly, and Marcus Camby's tenure as a profoundly underrated 30-something.
Mar 20, 2020
Mar. 20 Fantasy Hoops Podcast
It might be a while before we're breaking down fantasy hoops action, but there's still plenty to talk about. We kick it off talking about what to do with fantasy leagues possibly done for the season. The NBA has a lot of upcoming decisions to make, so we go over some possibilities for how we could finish the season. We'll go over the players that are hurt right now, and could make an impact should the NBA return later this season. Finally, we'll talk about a handful of players who were playing lights out coming into this hiatus, and what it means for their values going forward and into next year.
Mar 18, 2020
The Year in Fantasy Basketball: 2003-04
With no new box scores to follow, and with the NBA season — as well as our fantasy leagues — all on indefinite hold due to the coronavirus, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander hop into the fantasy hoops time machine to revisit the 2003-04 season. We discuss the dominance of Kevin Garnett, the surprising excellence of Peja Stojakovic, Andrei Kirilenko's remarkable production and some vintage greatness from Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen. It was a time when Baron Davis wrecked box scores and percentages, and Donyell Marshall was very close to the top of his game. Shoutout to the 'Dinner Party' episode of The Office, and you can read the oral history of that episode right here: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/that-one-night-the-oral-history-of-the-greatest-office-episode-ever-629472/
Mar 11, 2020
Week 21 Whip Around: Lonzo Ball Appreciation
Matt Stroup checks in with Tommy Beer and Steve Alexander to discuss Lonzo Ball's late-season surge, a sudden spike in production from Gary Harris, madness in Milwaukee with Giannis Antetokounmpo and others sidelined, and the case for optimism when it comes to Zach LaVine.
Mar 9, 2020
Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Dr. A break down the week's top waiver wire pickups, including Donte DiVincenzo, Brandon Knight, Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton of the Grizzlies. We also discuss some poorly-timed schedule issues for the Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns. And we get an update from Brian Rosenworcel of Guster from the road in Nashville, who recommends Derrick White — and weighs in on the latest drama for the Knicks and the Nets.
Mar 6, 2020
Mar. 6 Adds and Takeaways
This episode is loaded. There are a whole lot of adds out there with all of the injuries around the league. We'll start with Stephen Curry's return and what it means for the rest of the Warriors. Is Norman Powell going to crush the rest of the way? There is a lot of deep-league appeal to the Hornets here, so we'll go over them. Michael Porter Jr. was a DNP-CD, so we'll go over some Nuggets notes (four games next week). Richaun Holmes could be back! We'll break down what that means after Shake Milton and Tobias gave the Kings the business on Thursday. Jordan McRae goes from outhouse to penthouse as an add. We'll set the expectations going forward with his bad schedule. There are a lot of other injuries on Jaylen Brown, Deandre Ayton, Malcolm Brogdon, Zach LaVine, Kevin Porter Jr. and a lot more. Good luck!
Mar 4, 2020
Week 20 Whip Around: Silly Season
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Jared Johnson and Steve Alexander to break down some recent NBA hot streaks, including OG Anunoby, Coby White, Aaron Gordon and Mitchell Robinson. We try to make sense of these late-season surges, and consider what the future holds for some of the season's biggest busts, including Kyrie Irving and Mike Conley.
Mar 2, 2020
Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander consider some of the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball, including a scalding hot Juancho Hernangomez, a still-widely-available Kevin Porter Jr., a slumping-but-intriguing Shabazz Napier and a suddenly emerging Nicolo Melli. Plus, the late-season statistical barrage from OG Anunoby, and Steve shares the epic saga of Pepper the cat.
Feb 28, 2020
Feb. 28 Takeaways and Adds Podcast
The NBA has been hit with a lot of injuries again, so that'll be a theme for this podcast. Shake Milton has made it clear he could be a difference maker, but there are other adds to make on Philly, as well. The Kelly Oubre injury could end his season, and there could be a couple Suns out there on your waiver wire right now. Stephen Curry is also likely back on Sunday, and the Warriors may have also lost Andrew Wiggins while Draymond Green gets managed. What about the other Warriors? There are also a handful of other injuries with a slew of adds and streams to make because of the madness.
Feb 26, 2020
Week 19 Whip Around: Buy Low, Sell High
On a whip around episode that is technically not a whip around, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some buy-low and sell-high fantasy options, including Damian Lillard, Ja Morant, Andre Drummond and Ricky Rubio. We also discuss a massive breakout game from Kevin Porter Jr., how Gorgui Dieng is finding his way into value in Memphis, and reminisce about the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Check out Steve's column on Rotoworld right here: https://www.rotoworld.com/article/buy-low-sell-high/damian-lillards-owners-might-be-panicking
Feb 24, 2020
Week 19 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander to break down the most serviceable and intriguing waiver wire pickups of the week, including Cam Reddish, an absurdly hot Coby White (33.0 ppg in his last two games) and Damion Lee, who put up another strong stat line on Sunday evening. Plus, thoughts on Andre Drummond and Kevin Porter Jr. struggling in Cleveland, and what to make of the Minnesota center situation with Karl-Anthony Towns injured.
Feb 21, 2020
Takeaways and Adds Pod for Feb. 21
Thursday was loaded with takeaways, and of course we had a huge story with Kyrie Irving set to miss the rest of the season. We'll go over what this means for the Nets going forward. We'll also touch on what J.B. Bickerstaff taking over could mean for some Cavs. A lot of teams from Thursday had new rotations, so we'll go over all the adds from a potent evening. Cam Reddish is suddenly super attractive in Lloyd Pierce's core five. The Pistons made some major changes, too. In addition to the rest of the Thursday news, we'll touch on injuries for Kemba Walker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Damian Lillard.
Feb 19, 2020
Week 18 Roundtable: Second Half Targets
With the All-Star break nearly behind us, Matt Stroup is joined by a roundtable of Steve Alexander, Tommy Beer and Ryan Knaus, who sat down to look at some of their top fantasy hoops targets for the stretch run, including Larry Nance, Kevin Porter Jr. and Dejounte Murray. They also discuss what a small-ball lineup might mean for Kyrie Irving (if healthy), Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie in Brooklyn, and get another bizarre old-school shoe story from Dr. A.
Feb 17, 2020
Week 18 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the week’s most serviceable and intriguing waiver wire pickups, including Kevin Porter Jr., Malik Monk, Trevor Ariza, Thon Maker and Juancho Hernangomez, who gets a boost in value with Karl-Anthony Towns out due to a wrist injury. Plus, our impressions of the 2020 NBA Dunk Contest, a random Tyler Johnson sighting and a random flashback to the mid-80's, when Steve used to hang out with former NBA player Terence Stansbury.
Feb 13, 2020
All-Star Break Adds and Injury Updates Podcast
We have a whole lot of injury news heading into the break with Paul George (hamstring), Damian Lillard (groin) and Karl-Anthony Towns all banged up with all possibly set to miss time. We'll kick off the pod going over the two-game slate from Thursday, headlined by Paul George's third hammy strain this season. No bueno. What does that mean for the other Clippers? The Thunder, Pelicans and Celtics also had some big lines. Plus, we had a quick update on Karl-Anthony Towns, so it's Naz Reid time along with more James Johnson. Dame's injury could also lead to a lot of value from guys like Anfernee Simons. Wednesday had a lot of takeaways, so we'll hit those on adds to make from big games there. We should get some guys back after the break, so we'll go over what that means for adds, drops and more. I'll also hit a quick list of under 10% owned guys to watch going forward (Y!).
Feb 12, 2020
Week 17 Whip Around: Andre Drummond from Distance
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander to hit a wide range of fantasy topics, including Andre Drummond's surprising 3-point shooting in Cavs debut. We also look at a remarkable recent run from Hawks big man John Collins, and consider the late-season shutdown potential for LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan in San Antonio.
Feb 10, 2020
Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander to break down the week's top waiver pickups (including Malik Beasley, De'Anthony Melton and Thon Maker??!!?), then Brian Rosenworcel of Guster joins the podcast to discuss the outlook for Andre Drummond in Cleveland and play a big-man edition of Where Are They Now?
Feb 7, 2020
Trade Deadline Review Podcast
We only had a couple big trades on Thursday, but there was a whole lot of fallout with a couple teams getting really thin at certain positions. The Wolves and Warriors have a couple holes in their rotations, so that means there are going to be a whole lot of pickups. The Wizards are also thinner at guard right now, so there are some pickups to make there Of course, Christian Wood stashes all hit on Thursday. It's on. Lots of other pickups and takeaways in this edition, too.
Feb 5, 2020
Week 16 Whip Around: Trade Deadline Strategy, KPJ Rising
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander and Jared Johnson to look at some of the potential fallout from the NBA trade deadline and how it could affect names ranging from Larry Nance Jr. to Christian Wood. Plus, the rise of Kevin Porter Jr. in Cleveland, and the outlook for Draymond Green and Steph Curry down the stretch in Golden State.
Feb 3, 2020
Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top waiver wire pickups for Week 16, including Jalen Brunson (who is on the rise with Luka Doncic out), plus Kevin Porter Jr. and Damion Lee.
Jan 31, 2020
Jan. 31 Takeaways and Adds Podcast
We had a lot of news on Thursday with a couple key players going down. The Luka Doncic injury opens up some big value for a lot of players, so we'll talk about Jalen Brunson, Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Kristaps Porzingis, and most of that rotation. Marvin Bagley also got bad news and is a drop candidate, so we'll talk about who else is affected. Kawhi Leonard was the latest of scratches on Thursday, so there could be some value there as Kawhi could miss more time. The Nuggets had a big win vs. Utah while Mike Conley's value is bottoming out. We'll talk about what to do with the Warriors, Daniel Theis tearing it up, Devonte' Graham struggling, Shake Milton's big night, the Wizards roster, and some talk on trade rumors around the league. We're almost to deadline week!
Jan 29, 2020
Week 15 Whip Around: New-Look Pelicans, Same Old Knicks
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer, Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander to discuss the outlook for a struggling Mitchell Robinson and surging Elfrid Payton in New York, plus what to expect from Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram in NOLA, and some buy-low/sell-high options — including Karl-Anthony Towns and Bradley Beal.
Jan 27, 2020
Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander and Brian Rosenworcel to discuss the week's top waiver wire pickups, including Cam Reddish, Shabazz Napier, Trevor Ariza, Marquese Chriss and Daniel Theis. We also discuss the improved recent play of Elfrid Payton, what to expect from Thaddeus Young with Lauri Markkanen hurt, and the ongoing hot streak from Svi Mykhailiuk.
Jan 24, 2020
Takeaways and Adds Pod for Jan. 24
We have a whole lot going on these days with the Mavs changing their rotations because of the Dwight Powell injury. We'll go over what to do about adds and who could see their value change in Dallas. Trevor Ariza also was awesome in his Blazers debut while Damian Lillard is lighting it up right now. Thursday also had some big takeaways with Larry Nance going off while we take a look on what's up with the Wizards rotation. Josh Richardson, Jayson Tatum and Enes Kanter are hurting in the Atlantic, so there are a few great adds to make there. Plus, we'll go over all the other adds from the last couple days while getting you ready for the upcoming deadline. Oh and Zion Williamson made his debut on Wednesday, so we'll talk about what to expect from him and the other Pelicans.
Jan 22, 2020
Week 14 Whip Around: Return of Zion, Buy-Low/Sell-High
Matt Stroup is joined by Jared Johnson and Steve Alexander to discuss the return (and fantasy potential) of Zion Williamson, what to do with his teammate Jrue Holiday if you drafted him in fantasy leagues, and to marvel at the 61-point performance from Damian Lillard on Monday. We also consider the rest-of-season outlook for Derrick Rose after his strong run in Detroit, and look at recent slumps for James Harden and Anthony Davis.
Jan 20, 2020
Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander and special return guest Brian Rosenworcel (fantasy basketball expert / drummer for Guster) to hit the week's most serviceable and intriguing waiver pickups, including Shabazz Napier, Donte DiVincenzo, Monte Morris and Luke Kornet. We also consider the outlook in a new home (Portland for Trevor Ariza), ponder the second-half upside for Cam Reddish, and make note of a serious scoring binge for Svi Mykhailiuk.
Jan 17, 2020
Jan. 17 Pickups and Takeaways Pod
A whole lot going on these days with injuries and we had a trade. Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus talk how the Jeff Teague affects the Hawks and Wolves, the new Nuggets rotation, Kerr changing things for the Warriors, Zion Williamson's return and the hot Pelicans, RJ Barrett's ankle, Deandre Ayton smash mode, Donte DiVincenzo's impact, Kristaps Porzingis alarm bells, Paul George's hammy, Daniel Gafford going down, and the Magic being so thin. We'll talk about all the adds and how low or high the price tags for guys affected could be.
Jan 15, 2020
Week 13 Whip Around: Upside Stashes, Buy Low/Sell High
Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander to look at upside stashes for the second half (including Jaxson Hayes, Christian Wood and Brandon Clarke), and talk some buy-low/sell-high options, ranging from Omari Spellman to Nemanja Bjelica to Derrick Rose — and the soon-to-return Zion Williamson.
Jan 13, 2020
Week 13 Waiver Pickups: Steph Curry Likes Basketball
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander and special guest Brian Rosenworcel — the drummer for Guster and an avid fantasy hoops player — to break down the week's top waiver pickups, including Jaxson Hayes, Omari Spellman and Daniel Gafford. We also discuss names ranging from Bruce Brown Jr. to Dorian Finney-Smith to Donte DiVincenzo, and hear Brian's explanation of why Elfrid Payton is the greatest player in the NBA.
Jan 10, 2020
Jan. 10 Takeaways and Adds Pod
We have a lot to cover for this edition with Joel Embiid set to miss some time. We'll talk about what this means for the rest of the 76ers while he's out and who to add. The Pistons are a mess, so we'll talk about what to expect from Sekou Doumbouya, Christian Wood, Bruce Brown and others. Victor Oladipo is coming back, so what should we expect in February, March and April? How concerned should we be about Karl-Anthony Towns and Bradley Beal? And we'll talk some Kings, Pelicans, Heat and Grizzlies in this loaded edition.
Jan 8, 2020
Week 12 Whip Around: Auctions vs. Snakes, Bad News for Blake
Matt Stroup is joined by Jared Johnson and Ryan Knaus to review some of the most disastrous picks we made in the Rotoworld staff league, to debate the merits of auction vs. snake drafts, and to look at an unexpected winner from Blake Griffin's knee surgery. We also discus the Kyrie Irving situation and what to do if he's on your squad.
Jan 6, 2020
Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight the week's top waiver wire pickups, including Cavs point guard Darius Garland, Wizards point guard Ish Smith and fast-rising Pistons rookie Sekou Doumbouya. Plus, our reaction to Jae Crowder's insane stat line over the weekend and the fallout from injury concerns for Bradley Beal and Blake Griffin.
Jan 3, 2020
Jan. 3 Takeaways and Adds Pod
Jonathan Isaac is expected to miss at least 8-10 weeks, so we'll break down the fallout on what to do about adds and options for Isaac's fantasy owners. Plus, we had a rare busy Thursday night, so we'll go over all the takeaways from that evening. Michael Porter Jr. had his breakout game, so we'll talk about how MPJ can keep it going. Caris LeVert is also expected to be back this weekend, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is smashing, and maybe we see some Lonnie Walker IV. We'll also go over a lot of players who fantasy owners may want to consider dropping.
Jan 1, 2020
Week 11 Whip Around: The Wish List for 2020
Matt Stroup is joined by Mike Gallagher and Steve Alexander to break down some fantasy basketball wishes for 2020, including optimism for Brandon Clarke, Aaron Holiday, Jrue Holiday and Damion Lee, and concerns surrounding Marvin Bagley and Zion Williamson.
Dec 30, 2019
Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups: The Wizards Edition
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the top waiver wire pickups for Week 11, including a trio of Wizards (Gary Payton II, Troy Brown and Jordan McRae) with injuries to Bradley Beal and others in Washington. We also discuss what to expect from the surging Aaron Holiday and Damion Lee — whose two-way contract could sabotage his season-long value in Golden State.
Dec 27, 2019
Dec. 27 Mid-Week Adds and Takeaways
It's been a weird week with Christmas throwing off the schedule, but we still had a lot of news. The Kings may have lost their two studs while Bradley Beal couldn't finish Thursday's game. We'll lead with that as we go over the Thursday slate. Plus, some takeaways from Christmas and other things to watch as teams change rotation. There are also a decent amount of pickups from this week too, so we'll go over some guys who made an impression on Monday.
Dec 25, 2019
Week 10 Whip Around: Predictions for 2020
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer, Mike Gallagher, Jared Johnson, Steve Alexander and Ryan Knaus to make some fantasy predictions for the rest of the season, with forecasts on players ranging from Nikola Jokic to Mike Conley to Dejounte Murray and Zion Williamson. Plus, some potentially good news on Mitchell Robinson and Coby White, and that time that Dr. A asked Rick Carlisle for his shoes.
Dec 23, 2019
Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups
On an express holiday edition of the Serviceable and Intriguing Waiver Wire Pickups Podcast, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at options ranging from Donte DiVincenzo to Kent Bazemore to D.J. Augustin to Troy Brown Jr. We also discuss the ongoing hot streak for Derrick Jones Jr. in Miami, and consider the long-term breakout potential for Cam Reddish in Atlanta.
Dec 20, 2019
Dec. 20 Mid-Week Adds and Takeaways
The Raptors are in dire straits right now with Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Norman Powell out indefinitely. Chris Boucher leads the charge on obvious adds, but I'll go over all the other adds from the Raptors roster. Plus, we learned a lot on Thursday with big changes to the Hawks rotation. We also saw Russell Westbrook go off with while a few other players made their cases as adds. We also had a lot to take away from in the big Wednesday slate, so that was the bulk of the pod with talk of all the teams. Plus, some back-to-back adds and a lot of other players to add to your team. This could be a big weekend!
Dec 18, 2019
Week 9 Whip Around: CP3's Trade Value, Ayton Returns
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer, Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander to consider the trade value of Chris Paul, look at the potential impact of Deandre Ayton and John Collins returning from suspension, and debate some early fantasy awards, with James Harden, Luka Doncic and Devonte' Graham all at the center of the conversation.
Dec 16, 2019
Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander to discuss who to add in the wake of the ankle injury to Luka Doncic over the weekend, plus the value of players from Josh Hart to Jaxson Hayes to Elfrid Payton to Aaron Holiday — and more.
Dec 13, 2019
Mid-Week Takeaways and Adds Pod
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus go through a ton of topics in this edition. We go over the mess in San Antonio, Nikola Jokic getting back on track, Kent Bazemore flopping, the rookie Porter Jr. guys, Tristan Thompson getting benched, and avocado. Plus, we'll touch on some big takeaways and adds from a busy Wednesday night and go over the injury news heading into the weekend.
Dec 11, 2019
Week 8 Whip Around: Jokic Rising, P.J. Thriving
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer and Jared Johnson to discuss a wide range of fantasy NBA topics, including the latest developments in a career year for P.J. Tucker, plus Nikola Jokic and Draymond Green showing signs of breaking out of season-long slumps. Also on this episode: why Marcus Morris could see a hit to his value in the near future, and why promising rookie R.J. Barrett continues to be a significant headache in fantasy leagues.
Dec 9, 2019
Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander rip through the week's most intriguing waiver wire pickups, including Kevin Huerter, Tim Hardaway Jr. (who went off on Sunday night), Elfrid Payton, Ben McLemore, Jakob Poeltl and a bunch of rookies — among them Jaxson Hayes.
Dec 6, 2019
Dec. 6 Mid-Week Adds and Takeaways Pod
The injuries are back in the NBA, so that means a lot of pickups. Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus will go over the main adds from the week and talk about some possible cuts. Plus, we had a lot of action from Thursday, so we'll talk the Pelicans struggling, the Suns O, the Wizards crop of adds, Jokic still in a slump and a lot more. We'll also hit on the Hawks and a host of other topics from the last couple days.
Dec 4, 2019
Week 7 Whip Around: Herro, Not Harris
Matt Stroup is joined by Mike Gallagher, Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander for a wide-ranging hoops/fantasy hoops conversation, including what's actually going well in Golden State and Charlotte, questions of whether you'd consider dropping Tyler Herro or Gary Harris, and Carmelo Anthony's renaissance in Portland. Also on this episode, we try to make sense of Mike Conley's struggles in Utah and consider what you could potentially get in a trade for Spencer Dinwiddie.
Dec 2, 2019
Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the most serviceable and intriguing waiver wire pickups for Week 7, including a trio of rising point guards: Tyus Jones, Kris Dunn and Dennis Smith Jr. We also discuss the outlook for Tim Hardaway Jr. and Cedi Osman, and debate what to make of early-season headaches Gary Harris and Delon Wright coming off big games over the weekend.
Nov 29, 2019
Nov. 29 Mid-Week Adds and Takeaways
We've had a pretty healthy NBA week for the most part, so there aren't too many guys to add this week. There are still some unknown quantities who owners in deeper leagues can grab, so that'll be a focus for this edition. Some fantasy owners are concerned with Mitchell Robinson, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dejounte Murray, so we'll dive in there to see what's up. Plus, some other takeaways from Wednesday's 14-game mega slate. Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend!
Nov 27, 2019
Week 6 Whip Around: Isaac, Melo, CP3 and SGA
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer, Ryan Knaus, Mike Gallagher, Steve Alexander and Jared Johnson for a wide-ranging Thanksgiving week discussion. We hit everything from Jonathan Isaac's surprise top-10 value to Carmelo Anthony's Portland breakout, CP3's impressive run and SGA's solid-if-unspectacular stats.
Nov 25, 2019
Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down some of the week's most intriguing waiver wire pickups, including a now-healthy Danuel House, a surging De'Andre Hunter and dynamic Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes.
Nov 22, 2019
Mid-Week Adds and Takeaways for Nov. 22
We had another early-round guy go down with Nikola Vucevic set to miss several games. There's a lot of fantasy fallout here, so we'll kick off the pod on that with who to add, who to trust more and who may see a role change. The Pelicans win over the Suns had a ton of fantasy takeaways, so we'll dig in on all those pickups and players who start to trend up. Jaren Jackson Jr. is a hot topic right now, so this pod has another deep dive on why he's struggling so much. Can he get it going? Plus, we'll talk all about the Blazers vs. Bucks, and some major trends stemming from the Wednesday action.
Nov 20, 2019
Week 5 Whip Around: Rising Rookies, High-Profile Headaches
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer, Mike Gallagher and Steve Alexander to dissect some of the fantasy basketball story lines that have caught our attention, including the continued rise of Luka Doncic, concerns around Kawhi Leonard and a true good news/bad news situation for Giannis Antetokounmpo. We also look at a number of rookies who could be on the brink of a breakout.
Nov 18, 2019
Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top waiver pickups in fantasy hoops this week, including Malik Monk, Kenrich Williams, De'Andre Hunter and Darius Garland. We also look at the potential impact of Carmelo Anthony in Portland, and discuss whether or not it's worth adding him in fantasy leagues.
Nov 15, 2019
Takeaways and Mid-Week Adds Pod
We have a ton going on in the NBA, so this podcast is totally loaded with takeaways. Topics include Carmelo Anthony to the Blazers, Jrue Holiday going off, Andrew Wiggins' hot start, Coby White's two-game stretch, Miami being a fantasy factor, some players who have cooled off, the Clint Capela injury, Eric Bledsoe's big game, the Nets, the Celtics bench, Devonte Graham' starting, and the new Hawks rotation. We'll add a ton of players who you should be adding and a lot you should drop.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 13, 2019
Week 4 Whip Around: Crushed by Injuries
Matt Stroup is joined by Mike Gallagher, Ryan Knaus, Jared Johnson and Steve Alexander to break down a wide range of fantasy hoops topics, including Jrue Holiday's early-season slump and injuries to De'Aaron Fox, Kyle Lowry and Khris Middleton. Also on this episode: Why Mitchell Robinson is an ideal buy-low candidate, and a different way to manage the suspensions for Deandre Ayton and John Collins.
Nov 11, 2019
Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight the week's top waiver additions, including an awakening Kevin Huerter, a surging Alec Burks and a defensive tour de force from Frank Ntilikina. We also discuss the merits of stashing rookies Darius Garland and De'Andre Hunter, plus some extra deep league pickups including Anfernee Simons, Jordan Poole and Hamidou Diallo. Also on this episode: What to do with slumping/frustrating options including Delon Wright and Coby White.
Nov 8, 2019
Takeaways and Pickups from Week Pod
We learned a lot from Wednesday and Thursday, so Mike Gallagher goes over the takeaways from those two info-packed nights. Plus, this week has a whole lot of pickups and potentially a lot of drops, so we'll go over those. There are also lot of players to watch this weekend as some rotations could see some changes.
Nov 6, 2019
Week 3 Whip Around: The Collins Situation
Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer and Steve Alexander to look at the fallout from the John Collins suspension, and what we should make of Jabari Parker and De'Andre Hunter as fantasy basketball pickups. Plus, more from the Warriors disastrous first couple of weeks, including the latest on Eric Paschal after his huge 36-point game, and what you might be able to get for Steph Curry in a fantasy hoops trade.
Nov 4, 2019
Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top waiver wire adds for Week 3, extolling the virtues of Markelle Fultz, Danuel House, Troy Brown, Goga Bitadze and of course Dwayne Bacon. We also sort through the rubble of the Golden State rotation to look at the potential value of Eric Paschall, Glenn Robinson III and Damion Lee.
Nov 1, 2019
Warriors Fallout, Mid-Week Waivers, Takeaways Podcast
We had a lot going on with the Warriors set to miss Stephen Curry for what should be about a month. Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus go over what this means for the short term and long term for Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell. We'll also go over what to do about adding players from the Dubs. The Pacers will also be missing Myles Turner, so we'll talk about what that means. And should we buy Malcolm Brogdon? We'll recap all the takeaways from the Heat, Hawks, Nuggets, Pelicans, Spurs and Clippers last night. Plus, we'll talk about how much we're buying guys like Richaun Holmes and several others.
Oct 30, 2019
Week 2 Whip Around: Streaks, Slumps and Breakout Players
Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander, Jared Johnson, Tommy Beer and Ryan Knaus for a look at some of the trends defining the early days of the NBA season. We discuss what to do with slumping stars including Mike Conley and Chris Paul, and what we can expect from early-season sensations Kelly Oubre, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart the rest of the way. All that and much more on a very busy edition of the show.
Oct 28, 2019
Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight some of the most intriguing waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, including Josh Hart, Devonte' Graham, Kendrick Nunn, Markelle Fultz, Isaiah Thomas and Frank Kaminsky.
Oct 25, 2019
Early Fantasy Hoops Takeaways Podcast
It's only been three days of action so far with only two teams playing two games, but we're already dealing with a lot of significant injury news. Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher go over the news on Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley, Nicolas Batum and a lot more. Could we get some Robert Williams aka the Time Lord? We'l also dive in deep for the Thursday recap. The Clippers loon unfair, Andre Drummond is a monster, the Trae Young hype is legit, James Harden's rough start, bad Eric Bledsoe and a lot more. We'll talk some Pelicans and other things we're buying from the first two days, too.
Oct 23, 2019
The Rotoworld NBA Fantasy Draft Recap
This week we assembled the entire Rotoworld NBA crew for a 12-team, 9-category head-to-head draft, a league we'll be playing out all season. On this episode, Tommy Beer, Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander join Matt Stroup to break down all of their teams — the spicy picks, the moments of panic and the profound regrets. We discuss a ton of players on this episode — including Steph Curry, Tobias Harris, Julius Randle, Jonathan Isaac, Montrezl Harrell, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marvin Bagley and a whole lot more. We also had a small blockbuster trade go down live on the show.
Oct 21, 2019
Breakout Candidates and Top Draft Targets
On the eve of the NBA season, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down some of their favorite draft targets, including players who could break out or bounce back. We discuss names ranging from Luka Doncic to Deandre Ayton to Kelly Oubre to Gary Harris, and a whole host of others. Whether you've already drafted or are last-minute drafting before the season, there's plenty to take away from this episode, including the fact that Dr. A still can't quit Marquese Chriss.
Oct 18, 2019
Fantasy Recap and Draft Prep Podcast
It's fantasy draft season! Sadly, we kicked this one off to break down the news of Zion Williamson set to miss time. We'll go over the guys who will step up and and some possible pick ups in deeper leagues, too. We'll also hit on Bradley Beal's extension and what that means. After that, we break down a Thursday night draft and hit all out favorite targets with some strategy points along the way. This should be super useful for anyone with a draft coming up. We'll also try to hit all the guys we wanted and didn't get, and also mention they guys we're not targeting throughout the draft. Good luck this year!
Oct 16, 2019
Yahoo Friends and Family Draft Breakdown
It's crunch time for fantasy hoops drafts, and on this episode we have you covered. Three members of the Rotoworld hoops crew (Tommy Beer, Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup) recently took part in the Yahoo Friends and Family Draft, a 12-team, 8-category expert league. We break down each of their teams and the logic behind the picks, including where to target Zion Williamson, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kelly Oubre, Jonathan Isaac and Mitchell Robinson, among others. The link to the full draft recap — including the place to find the pick-by-pick results — is right here.
Oct 11, 2019
Preseason Buzz, Breakouts and Late Targets Podcast
It is full-on fantasy season! Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher go over the takeaways from the Thursday action, trends from the week leading up to a big weekend, and talk on some of our favorite targets. We'll end the pod running through some of our favorite options who are under 50%, 25%, 5% and at 0% owned in Yahoo! Fantasy leagues. There's a ton of stats on who is getting overlapped with teammates and what it means for both upside and floors. Good luck to those drafting this weekend!
Oct 9, 2019
Full 2019 Live Fantasy Draft
Ahmed Fareed hosts as Steve Alexander, Ryan Knaus, Jared Johnson and Yahoo's Dalton Del Don draft their fantasy squads against eight Rotoworld Draft Guide subscribers. Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer are on hand to provide round-by-round analysis and hurl venom at our panel of drafters.
2 hr 2 min
Oct 4, 2019
Positions Battles and News Podcast
Actual NBA basketball is back! We had two games with four NBA teams going out there in the last two days, so we'll go over some takeaways from those two outings. Plus, there have been a ton of blurbs on Rotoworld this week, so we'll go through all the ones that caught our eyes in the last few days. We'll also go over all the camp battles to watch for those in deep leagues, or even those in shallower leagues. We're back!
1 hr 2 min
Oct 2, 2019
Training Camp News to Know
On the eve of the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Live Draft, Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer break down some of the recent fantasy hoops headlines, including high praise for Hawks rookie De'Andre Hunter, a murky outlook for Kristaps Porzingis and Deandre Ayton potentially adding some long-distance attempts to his arsenal.
Sep 27, 2019
Pre-Training Camp News Podcast
It's media day for several team! Are we having fun yet!? Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher go over some recent news on Kyle Kuzma's injury, the Grizzlies injuries, coach Brett Brown's thoughts on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, Lonzo Ball getting cleared, Frank Ntilikina's improved shooting, some Nets talk and a lot more. We'll have some actual games to cover next week, but a lot of the news in the past few days has some major actionable information.
Sep 25, 2019
Rozier's Big Chance, Kawhi's Potential Workload, Griffin's Downside
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer run through some recent NBA headlines, including a chance for big numbers (and a scary FG percentage) for Terry Rozier in Charlotte, the potential path to more games played for Kawhi Leonard, and the potential downside for Blake Griffin.
Sep 20, 2019
News and Players with Big Opportunity
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus talk some recent news on the Magic, Suns, Pistons, Wizards and of course more upside for Karl-Anthony Towns. We'll also hit on players who have massive opportunity in front of them. Not necessarily guys were are going to draft, but players we need to watch. We're almost to training camp!
Sep 18, 2019
Five September Headlines: Jokic, LaVine, Porzingis, Fultz, Herro
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander sit down in sunny Stamford CT to look at five recent NBA headlines and their fantasy ramifications. We discuss whether load management will be a thing in Denver and Dallas, and why Zach LaVine may still have even more untapped fantasy potential. Plus, the latest in the bizarre saga of Markelle Fultz, and a wrinkle for Summer League standout Tyler Herro in Miami.
Sep 13, 2019
Ball-Handler Shot Quality Fantasy Podcast
We're doing something new today as we dive in on what guards and ball-handlers saw changes to how they scored before and after the break. Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher give a few reasons to be more aggressive on Donovan Mitchell and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. We'll talk a lot about what this data could mean for upcoming fantasy value and possibly widen their range of outcomes. Also some more encouraging stuff on D'Angelo Russell and we explain why Spencer Dinwiddie struggled late in the year. There's some talk of our Thursday auction, but just a ton of takes to go with a stats-packed pod.
Sep 11, 2019
Where to draft: Paul George, Anthony Davis, Trae Young and Luka Doncic
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some recent headlines surrounding Paul George, Anthony Davis and Lou Williams in L.A., and consider where to draft last season's top rookies — Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Mitchell Robinson. Plus, is Terry Rozier more likely to be a sleeper/breakout or a fantasy bust?
Sep 6, 2019
Deep Dive Stats Pod Vol. 2
Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher are back with another deep-dive stats podcast. The Boston Celtics are the focus in this edition with talk on how Kemba Walker fits with Brad Stevens, Enes Kanter in the middle, how the new-look team affects Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart, and more on that squad. We'll also be talking about some bigs who could make a big leap next year. Marvin Bagley, Thomas Bryant, Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Wendell Carter Jr. are all very intriguing picks. There are some other tangents with our weekly Kelly Oubre talk and a lot more.
Sep 4, 2019
Last Season's Surprises: What to Expect This Year
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the most surprising fantasy performances from last season — including Pascal Siakam, Mitchell Robinson and Bradley Beal — and forecast what to expect as they go for an encore in 2019-20. Plus, can LeBron James bounce back after a massively disappointing season for the Lakers? We debate all of that and more on this episode.
Aug 30, 2019
Deep-Dive Stat Mailbag Podcast
Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher try something new with a listener request on which players to talk about. We tackle some in-the-weed stats on some guys we haven't given enough attention to in the past few weeks. Terry Rozier is a fascinating player to discuss, so we'll talk about his new role. Miles Bridges also finds himself in a prime spot for a big season, so we'll talk about why we like him so much. Eric Bledsoe won't have Malcolm Brogdon around, but will it affect his stats? The Warriors are going to look very different this year, and D'Angelo Russell will have some major adjustments to make. We'll also hit on Draymond Green and Stephen Curry set to produce with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Otto Porter gets some attention and we address the Suns with Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre (again).
Aug 28, 2019
10 Undervalued Fantasy Options
With less than two months to go until the start of the regular season, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at 10 players who seem to be undervalued or a bit under the radar in fantasy leagues, ranging from T.J. Warren to Jonas Valanciunas to Lonzo Ball to Marvin Bagley. We also discuss why Danilo Gallinari could be a good draft day value again, and try to make sense of why Kelly Oubre is still relatively easy to get in drafts.
Aug 23, 2019
August Fantasy News Round-Up Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus discuss Zach Collins getting back on track after an ankle injury. What's his fantasy outlook for the upcoming season and what's the highest he should go? Karl-Anthony Towns looks poised for a big year, and we continue to make the case he should go at No. 1 in nine-category leagues. Plus, Robert Covington at the four could change some things, Jarrett Culver could handle the rock, and maybe the Wolves can get more out of Andrew Wiggins. We'll also hit on Jonathan Isaac, Ja Morant and Jaylen Brown in a stat-packed edition.
Aug 21, 2019
Out of Position Stats Pod: Smalls
After going over the Y! ranks last week, we're back to finish our out-of position pods. In this edition, we'll talk guards who can block a bit, not hurt you in FG%, and get some boards. We'll talk some predictive stats to possibly help out in blocks and higher FG%. For the second half of the pod (24 minutes), we'll talk about a recent football draft. It was a deep 12-team league, so we'll talk a little about strategy and we think it'll help for those with drafts coming up. Don't forget to check out all the content for the Rotoworld Football team!
Aug 16, 2019
Yahoo! Fantasy Hoops Ranks Breakdown Pod
We got some bad news on Thursday with DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL in a Las Vegas workout. We'll break down who benefits on the Lakers and discuss Boogie's long-term outlook. After that, the Yahoo! ranks are out! There are a lot of players who are ranked where we have them, but a ton of players are slotted either way too high or too low. We'll focus on the top 100 picks with plenty of late-round guys who fall after 125. There are about 5-10 guys who we have multiple rounds apart, but as usual the Y! guys were on the ball for a good amount of the high-end players.
Aug 14, 2019
Out of Position Stats Podcast: Bigs
We're trying something different this time as we focus on bigs who can help in the guard stats like FT%, steals, threes, and most importantly, dimes. There's obviously Nikola Jokic, but a lot of other bigs could be sneaky bets for 3-6 dimes per game. Plus, we'll look at deflections to see if other bigs can up their steals along with other factors. We'll also tie in more schedule news in the second pod of the week.
Aug 12, 2019
NBA Fantasy Schedule Podcast
The NBA schedule is out! Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher break down the takeaways from the schedule grid. You can check it out right here on a google sheet. We'll talk about players/teams who gained and lost value with the schedule coming out. It's a lot more balanced this year, but there were still some teams who won't play too much late in the season.
Aug 9, 2019
NBA August News Podcast
We didn't get the schedule yet, but there is still plenty to talk about in the fantasy hoops world. What's the level of concern on Paul George's shoulders? How far down do we have to bump him down now. Mitchell Robinson is also a little dinged up, so he falls a little in the ranks. Plus, Derrick White and De'Aaron Fox are shining with Team USA, so we'll examine their value, especially White playing next to Dejounte Murray. We'll talk a little Dwayne Bacon, Domantas Sabonis and a lot more. Plus, some talk from Ryan Knaus on how to go through his ranks.
Aug 7, 2019
Early Fantasy NBA Rankings Podcast
It's only early August, but it's never too early to dig in on fantasy ranks. Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher go through their top 36 guys for nine-category leagues with a lot of differences. Mike focuses more on the roster construction side of things to pick his studs while Tommy is looking for per value per pick. This led to a lot of disagreements on some of the younger and older players. Lots of takes to go with the stats for some players with massive upside.
Aug 2, 2019
NBA Minutes Played Fantasy Podcast
We talk a lot about usage rates, stat splits, catch-and-shoot percentages, pace, and a lot of other stats, but the most important stat in fantasy hoops is total minutes played. Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher discuss the players who could get to 35 minutes per game next season. We'll go over the guys who hit it last year along with the sharp trend on how rare it is these days as players get their minutes managed. We'll hit on plenty of the young guys who could take a leap next year, including a couple Hawks.
Jul 31, 2019
Safe money on McCollum; where to target Collins, WCJ, Dejounte
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at the recent news for C.J. McCollum (getting paid), Zach Collins (set to start), Wendell Carter Jr. (hoping to make a leap in Year Two) and Dejounte Murray (recovering from his ACL injury). What does all of this mean for their fantasy value? And where should we target them in drafts? These are the questions we attempt to answer on this edition of the show.
Jul 26, 2019
Beal, Looney, KAT, Kawhi, PG and Early Ranks Podcast
It's the slow season for NBA news, but Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher go in depth on the recent news on Bradley Beal, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevon Looney, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and more. We'll also talk a little bit about how hard it is to be out there for 82 games and put up elite value. It's basically a two-part pod with some talk on the early ranks for the upcoming season. We'll mention some players that might be harder to rank as we move through the summer.
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Jul 24, 2019
Holiday, Favors Rising; Wall Done for the Year
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down some recent fantasy headlines, including Pelicans' VP David Griffin talking up Jrue Holiday and Derrick Favors. Meanwhile, John Wall is expected to miss all of 2019-20 as he recovers from his torn Achilles, and we discuss the fallout, including where to consider Bradley Beal and Isaiah Thomas. Also on this episode — a potential bounce-back for Will Barton, and the boom-or-bust potential of Kyle Lowry.
Jul 19, 2019
Point Guard Fantasy Tiers Podcast
We've spent the last few weeks talking about how important point guard is, so how about a whole mock on it? Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher talk about James Harden, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard at the top and mention which other point guards deserve a top-20 pick in both eight- and nine-cat leagues. Plus, we'll go over some players who we figure to target in the early, mid and later rounds of drafts.
Jul 17, 2019
July Fantasy Mock Draft Later Rounds Podcast
We're back to talk about the later rounds of our mock draft. If you want to follow along, check out the link for the picks right here. Matt Stroup will still go over some of the early-round takeaways and explains some of his picks. Mike Gallagher and Matt will go through most of the picks in the second half of our 13-team, eight-cat draft. We talked a lot of Hawks, Pelicans, rookies, load management and other strategy points.
Jul 12, 2019
Westbrook to Houston, Chris Paul to OKC Pod
Oh hey, another gigantic trade with Russell Westbrook headed to Houston and Chris Paul to Oklahoma City. Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher cover all the fantasy angles with James Harden and Russell Westbrook possibly losing value. Plus, what happens to Chris Paul in the trade market? How high does Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go now and what about the rest of the guys on OKC and Houston? We'll cover all of them with a ton of takes from our recent mock draft. Plenty of talk on point guards.
Jul 10, 2019
July Fantasy Hoops Mock Draft Podcast
We're nearing the start of our deep-dive preps for upcoming fantasy drafts, so the Rotoworld crew and some others went through an eight-cat mock draft. Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher break it all down with talk of lessons, tiers, risks, load management and favorite picks along the way. Expect a lot to change, but this pod should set a good foundation before we really go into draft mode in a couple months.
Jul 8, 2019
Clippers, Lakers, Raptors, Thunder and Weekend News Pod
It was a wild weekend in the NBA news world. Jared Johnson and Mike Gallagher break down the fantasy angles on the Clippers, Raptors, Lakers and Thunder. We still don't know exactly what these teams will look like in October, but the tiers are starting to clear up. We'll try to pinpoint ADP on just about everyone we discuss and some comparable guys who will go in that range.
Jul 6, 2019
2019 Vegas Summer League Pod for July 6
Las Vegas Summer League had an earthquake to cut it short, but we still had plenty of action before the late-night games had to be called. Mike Gallagher and Raphielle Johnson go over all the details in a game-by-game break down. Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett were disappointing with Zion also getting hurt, so we'll lead with the biggest game of the evening. Plus, we'll go over all the action from Friday with all the fantasy and DFS takeaways. We'll throw out some predictions for Saturday with some DFS targets for each team.
Jul 3, 2019
July 3 NBA Free Agency Podcast
A lot of moving parts this week, so Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher debate players who gained value. Derrick Favors may have hit the jackpot while Bam Adebayo continues to be the bell of the ball for winners. We'll talk plenty of Knicks and Celtics, including which guys we like the most. Plus, there are a lot of others who may have lost a ton of value. We'll also go over the news from Tuesday and Monday evening.
Jul 1, 2019
Day 1 Free Agency Frenzy Podcast
Sunday was one of the craziest days in NBA history. Mike Gallagher goes over all the fantasy value changing hands with plenty of emphasis on the direction of front offices. Monday also got off to a big start with Bam Adebayo vaulting into the early rounds now that Hassan Whiteside is gone. Plus, Whiteside also makes a case as a bounce-back option. We won't hit all the teams today, but we'll get to the rest in the three pods this week.
Jun 26, 2019
Free Agency Preview Podcast
It's the eye of the storm with a quiet week after the draft and free agency approaching on Sunday. Tommy Beer and I will cover the Evan Turner for Kent Bazemore trade. Who gets a boost on ATL? Plus, we'll talk some awards and make some early Most Improved Player picks for next year. We'll get a little "who would you rather own?" in there as well.
Jun 21, 2019
NBA Draft Recap Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Jonas Nader dig in deep on the 2019 NBA Draft. We continue to obsess over Zion Williamson and add even more reasons to draft him. We'll talk about all of the fantasy relevant picks and point out which guys landed in the best spots. Plus, the Suns are doing their thing again.
Jun 19, 2019
Conley, Anthony Davis, Horford, Draft Prep Podcast
So the first week after the NBA Finals is quite the busy one. Raphielle Johnson and Mike Gallagher discuss the fantasy fallout from the trades of Mike Conley and Anthony Davis. Lots of fantasy value changing hands here. The Celtics could also have some new players next year, so we'll set up that situation. We'll also talk Zion Williamson's ceiling/floor and Ja Morant on the rise now. Plus, some other draft values, sleepers and places where we'd like to see them land. We also did a nine-cat fantasy mock draft this week, so we'll tie in a bunch we learned from that. (column will be out today.
Jun 14, 2019
Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Postseason Winners Podcast
The Raptors are the champs, but the big story is the Warriors lost another star with Klay Thompson tearing his ACL. We'll talk about Klay's rehab, his free agency, and what the Dubs could do in two weeks. Plus, Kyrie Irving looks to be heading to the Nets, so we'll talk some Celtics in what could be a wild offseason for them. Lastly, we go over our top five players who helped themselves this postseason. There is no offseason!
Jun 11, 2019
Kevin Durant, Free Agency and Fantasy Pod
It looks like we've lost Kevin Durant for quite some time. Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher go over KD's fantasy legacy, how he affects the upcoming free agency period, KD's value upon his return, and how it affects the other Warriors. We'll talk some other free agency topics and hit on some random fantasy value debuts.
Jun 7, 2019
Prince and Crabbe Trade Breakdown
The NBA had a rare early-June trade! Jared Johnson and I break down the fantasy fallout from the Nets announcing to the world that they are major players in free agency. We'll talk about how it affects Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and others. Plus, the Hawks are set for a rebuild, but that could mean big things for Trae Young and John Collins. We'll mix in some fantasy info on Kawhi and Pascal Siakam along the way, too.
Jun 5, 2019
NBA Mock Draft Breakdown 2.0
Raphielle Johnson joins Matt Stroup again to revisit some of the latest NBA Draft chatter, including the impact of injuries to Ja Morant and Cam Reddish, and a big picture look at what to expect from Morant his rookie year. Also on this episode, we consider a couple of potential draft sleepers — including Romeo Langford and Kevin Porter Jr. — and consider which first-round picks might end up as busts.
May 31, 2019
NBA Finals Game 1 Recap
The Raptors took Game 1 thanks to Pascal Siakam going off against Draymond Green and the Warriors. We'll talk about his value going forward in the short and long term. The Warriors don't have depth right now, so coach Steve Kerr may need to go with more Alfonzo McKinnie and run Draymond Green at the five more. We'll also go over how coach Nick Nurse went with some tight rotations with his defense locking teams down in half court.
May 29, 2019
How High Should We Draft Giannis?
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander conduct (fantasy) exit interviews for the Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers, making the case for caution when it comes to drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo next season. Plus, some hints that Eric Bledsoe's game may be declining, why Malcolm Brogdon may still be underrated in fantasy and what to do with Jusuf Nurkic coming off his serious leg injury.
May 24, 2019
NBA Fantasy Podcast for May 24
We have single-digit games remaining in the NBA season, but there's still a lot going on these days. Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher talk about how incredible Kawhi Leonard is, but what about his fantasy value? What can the Bucks do to fix their issues? How tight should their rotation be now? Plus, we'll talk about the fallout from All-NBA Teams, including Bradley Beal being snubbed, Kemba Walker more likely to re-sign and a few other topics. Plus, some draft talk along with the news and rumors of the week.
May 22, 2019
NBA Mock Draft Breakdown
Matt Stroup and Raphielle Johnson analyze the latest NBA Mock Draft on Rotoworld, breaking down the real life and fantasy potential for a number of the top prospects. Among the questions we ponder: Is Zion Williamson already being over-drafted in fantasy leagues even though fantasy drafts haven't started? Is R.J. Barrett well on his way to being underrated? Plus, how much potential is there for Jarrett Culver, Coby White and Darius Garland, and what other fantasy sleepers might be lurking in the lottery? All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Raphielle's latest NBA Mock Draft on Rotoworld right here.
May 17, 2019
NBA DFS and Lottery Talk Podcast
The lottery was wild, so we dive in on that again. We'll project Zion Williamson's ADP and why he could be a fantasy monster. Plus, Julius Randle is affected by the Pelicans' luck, so we'll hit on how he could be headed out of town. Plus, we'll get some talk on Ja Morant and discuss how other top-eight teams could have an opportunity open for fantasy value. After the first 15 minutes, we'll hit on the playoffs for DFS with plenty of talk on matchups, predictions and a lot more.
May 15, 2019
The Zion Sweepstakes: NOLA Wins
Steve Alexander joins Matt Stroup to discuss the stunning results of the NBA Draft Lottery, with the New Orleans Pelicans taking a six percent chance all the way to the house to land presumed No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson. Plus, Steve's untold story of trying to take a photo with Manute Bol back in the 1980's. Also on this episode: Tommy Beer joins the show to help break down a draft strategy that potentially leaves your team with very few weaknesses. Among the key players involved: Pascal Siakam, Otto Porter and Wendell Carter Jr.
May 8, 2019
The Sub-Zero All-Stars
We all know what happens if you punt one category in fantasy leagues. But what happens if you punt three? Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down a draft strategy of punting the "sub-zero" categories — field goal percentage, free throw percentage and turnovers — and consider which players perfectly fit the bill. Among them (as you might imagine): Russell Westbrook, Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons. We also consider where Blake Griffin, De'Aaron Fox and D'Angelo Russell fit into the equation. Plus, with the recent news that Kawhi Leonard will seriously consider staying in Toronto beyond this season, we ask ourselves whether or not he'll be on our fantasy squads in 2019-20.
May 3, 2019
May 3 Fantasy/DFS Pod
It's a two-game Friday night with two games that figure to be close. We'll look at some of the stats to help you determine who could be in for a big night. The first 10 minutes of the pod is about news and the 76ers thumping the Raptors, so feel free to fast forward if you just want the DFS nuggets. Plus, some thoughts on D'Angelo Russell, Monty Williams and more.
May 1, 2019
Exit Interviews: Westbrook and Mitchell
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus conduct fantasy exit interviews for six more teams eliminated from the NBA Playoffs: the Nets, Magic, Clippers, Thunder, Jazz and Spurs. What's next for Donovan Mitchell after a sometimes frustrating second season? Are Russell Westbrook's phenomenal counting stats worth the other headaches? And is it crazy to have Jonathan Isaac ranked ahead of Aaron Gordon in fantasy leagues next season? These are just a few of the many topics we cover during a fast-paced and possibly informative 25 minutes.
Apr 26, 2019
Eastern Conference Second Round Preview
We're almost all set for the second round, but we have our matchups in the Eastern Conference. Before we dive in on the Bucks, Celtics, 76ers and Raptors, Raphielle Johnson and Mike Gallagher go over some things to watch for the remaining Western Conference games. How much Nikola Jokic on Saturday? More Hamptons Five for the Warriors? Can the Warriors turn it on again? For the Eastern Conference, we dig deep with a ton of stats on matchups, lineup moves, pace, play types and a whole lot more. This could be a tough matchup for Joel Embiid while we'll go over who may guard certain spots. Plus, coach Brad Stevens has a tough task vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo, and we'll break down the other aspects of this series.
Apr 24, 2019
Exit Interviews: Pacers and Pistons
A truly serviceable edition of the show as Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander conduct fantasy exit interviews for the Pacers and Pistons, weighing the outlooks for players including Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis heading into next year. Plus, the age-old question "what are the Suns doing?", and some intriguing news for anyone thinking about drafting Miles Bridges next season.
Apr 19, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Apr. 19
Apr 17, 2019
The High-Roller Top 25
Special guest on the show this week — war zone correspondent and avid fantasy basketball player Muhammad Lila, who runs a fantasy league full of experts from the U.S. and Canada, joins the show to unveil his "High-Roller" top 25. Muhammad and Matt Stroup debate the choices, ranging from where to put Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo to how high we should rank Pascal Siakam, John Collins and Trae Young. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Matt's top 25 right here.
Apr 12, 2019
NBA Season Takeaways Podcast
It was a wacky end to the regular season with some rest, injuries and low-key guys busting out. Jared Johnson and Mike Gallagher go over some things to remember before drafting next year. Some early-round takeaways and other things to keep in mind later in the draft. Jared also puts himself on blast for bad picks that led to a letdown of a season for him. Plus, we'll talk about players coming back from injury next year.
Apr 10, 2019
Next Season's Top 25
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer take an early look at the top 25 fantasy options for next season, with some hearty and vigorous debate on where to place players ranging from Steph Curry and Kevin Durant — likely not teammates next season — to LeBron James, Chris Paul, Mitchell Robinson and Trae Young. Plus, Tommy accidentally writes an amazing TV commercial. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Mike Gallagher's column that we referenced right here.
Apr 8, 2019
The First Annual Waiver Wire Awards
Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup make some last-minute waiver recommendations — including late-season sensations JaKarr Sampson, Walt Lemon Jr. and Frank Kaminsky — but more importantly, they unveil the winners of the first (and hopefully not last) Waiver Wire Awards. It's an evening to celebrate (and perhaps get angry at) the players who graced the Waiver Wired column more than any others. Join us as we unveil our choices for waiver wire pickup of the year and a number of other categories.
Apr 5, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Apr. 5
MEGA SLATE! We had a special guest from RotoGrinders with Andy Means helping out to go through this wild amount of information. There are a ton of games to stack and even more value plays in basically every game. We'll point out some of our favorites, the chalk, some lower-owned studs with upside and a lot more. We did this pod a little differently this time, so check it out! Last Friday of the regular season!
Apr 3, 2019
What We Learned in 2018-19
Steve Alexander and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to discuss some big-picture fantasy takeaways from the 2018-19 season, including draft strategies for the upcoming season and an argument against having your fantasy league run all the way to the bitter end of the schedule. We also discuss the fantasy outlooks for some of the top rookies, including Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Mitchell Robinson.
Mar 31, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 25
It's the final waiver wire podcast of the season, aka the Dwayne Bacon edition. We recommend players ranging from Josh Okogie to Bruno Caboclo to Luke Kornet to (reluctantly) Dion Waiters. And of course, the one and only Dwayne Bacon. Plus, what to do with the obscure players rounding out the Bulls rotation, including the surprisingly dynamic Shaquille Harrison. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve Alexander's Waiver Wired column right here.
Mar 29, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 29
We have a fun little six-game slate with a lot of stud point guards and not much else for expensive guys. There is also a lot of value, so spending up on the right guy will be the difference. The Hawks have some minutes available with Taurean Prince likely out, so we'll talk about that in what is the stack game of the day. Plus, some other cheap guys are options in the late games. Orange Mamba time? We'll talk a little Christian Wood and some Thursday notes, too.
Mar 26, 2019
Fantasy Playoffs: Streaming Options — Week 24
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer go through the week day-by-day from Wednesday through Sunday, suggesting fantasy options to stream off the waiver wire. We weigh the merits of players ranging from Seth Curry to Josh Okogie to Miles Bridges to Nemanja Bjelica, and consider what to make of late-season Memphis Grizzlies including Bruno Caboclo and Tyler Dorsey.
Mar 24, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 24
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top fantasy waiver pickups for Week 24, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, D.J. Augustin and Tyus Jones, all set for big finishes. Plus, what to expect from two Bridges — Miles and Mikal — and a couple of centers who do a lot of work in right around 20 minutes a game: Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac. All that and much more on this episode, and you can check out the Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.
Mar 22, 2019
NBA DFS/Fantasy Podcast for Mar. 22
The NBA has a whole lot going on, so I spent the first 13 minutes going over some takeaways from Thursday. A ton of rotation changes for a slew of teams, so I want to go over that for non-Friday DFS and for all the loyal season-long owners out there. After the 13 minutes, it's a loaded Friday DFS slate. A few cheap point guards and a lot of the studs aren't in great spots. Plus, some more teams are going to go with a youth movement. There is also more season-long talk in here than usual, so hoping it helps out those looking to get a title.
Mar 19, 2019
Fantasy Headaches: Who Can We Trust Next Year?
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus look at some of the most polarizing (and maddening) fantasy options we saw this season — from Andrew Wiggins to Gary Harris to Draymond Green — weighing whether or not it's a good idea to target them in drafts next season. We also weigh the outlook going forward for Luka Doncic, Collin Sexton, Chris Paul and Victor Oladipo coming off a major injury and a mostly lost season.
Mar 17, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 23
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through some of the top players to add to your rosters as we fly into crunch time of the fantasy playoffs. We discuss Jalen Brunson, Tyus Jones, Emmanuel Mudiay and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, while attempting to decide what to do with Monte Morris during a four-game week for Denver. Plus, why we finally fully trust Knicks guard Damyean Dotson, and the timely emergence of Jakob Poeltl for the Spurs. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Mar 15, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 15
There is a ton of value opening up from injuries and rest. James Harden is Mr. Chalk with Chris Paul out while several other Rockets get more opportunity. Plus, the Suns are also without their point guard due to a knee issue for Tyler Johnson, so there's some value to be had there. The Lakers also don't have LeBron James for rest, which gets the South Bay Lakers more chances to produce. Reggie Jackson may also not play in that game either to open up even more value. Even besides those two, there is still plenty of value to go around in what is one of the wilder Friday slates of the season. Good luck!
Mar 12, 2019
Top Draft Targets for Next Season
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer look ahead to 2019-20 and some of our favorite potential draft targets, including Knicks shot-blocking force Mitchell Robinson, Spurs breakout guard Derrick White and a back-from-injury Kristaps Porzingis. Plus, we set our sights on Trae Young — and explain why he might be worth drafting ahead of Luka Doncic in fantasy leagues next season.
Mar 10, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 22
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander continue the search for serviceable (and occasionally excellent) players on the wire, including an early outlook on the knee injury for Karl-Anthony Towns. Plus, veteran Rajon Rondo and rookie Mo Wagner both appear to be in prime situations heading into the stretch run, and Allonzo Trier and Rodions Kurucs are both doing their best to earn our trust. We also look at Bam Adebayo, who continues to be an intriguing option even with Hassan Whiteside back in action for Miami. All that and more on this edition of the show, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Mar 8, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 8
It's getting close to the DNP-REST season, so Ryan Knaus and Mike Gallagher go over some pointers before locking your lineup. There is an impactful injury to Jrue Holiday, so we'll hit on the value opening up from that one. Plus, there are a lot of other players not active tonight, so there is a decent amount of value. All that and more!
Mar 5, 2019
Who Can We Trust?
At this point in the fantasy hoops season, it's arguably the most important question there is: Which players can we trust? Ryan Knaus joins Matt Stroup to attempt to answer that very question for 15 players, from Rajon Rondo to Caris LeVert to Gary Harris and Justise Winslow. We attempt to consider which of these players are likely to help lead us to fantasy championships, and who among them might be more harmful to our fake basketball squads than we realize.
Mar 3, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 21
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball for Week 21. We explain why we're sticking with Tyler Johnson despite some turbulence in Phoenix, and what makes Avery Bradley, Luke Kennard and Moe Harkless intriguing options on the wire right now. Plus, Dwight Powell and Cheick Diallo making considerable noise in their respective frontcourts, and why Bam Adebayo is worth consideration for the upcoming week. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Mar 1, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Mar. 1
It's a fun seven-game slate today with not too much value, but that'll change. We'll start the pod with some talk about avoiding March landmines and some other things to watch today. Plus, some of the earlier games are great options to stack, so there will be some cheap plays in those. The Celtics are a mess and the Nets are healthy!
Feb 26, 2019
Twitter Q&A: Stashes, Shutdown Risks and Playoff Sell-Highs
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander log onto Twitter to answer your fantasy hoops questions as we steamroll toward the playoffs. Among the topics we hit: the odds of a Mike Conley shutdown, some of the top sell-high candidates (including Chris Paul and Devin Booker), and the latest word on the inferno that is the Trae Young-Luka Doncic debate (in real life and in fantasy). All that and much more on this episode.
Feb 24, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 20
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander rip through some of the week's high-priority waiver pickups in fantasy hoops, with Tyler Johnson flying toward the top of the stack after his breakout game on Saturday night. Plus, in Memphis, Ivan Rabb is suddenly back in our plans with the injury to Jaren Jackson Jr., and Delon Wright continues to make noise as Mike Conley's backup PG. We also try to make sense of the immediate future for Kenneth Faried with the Rockets now that Clint Capela is back. And, the outlook for a rising Robin Lopez and tenacious Wizards rookie Thomas Bryant. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Feb 22, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Feb. 22
It's a nine-game slate without many cheap plays today. Jonas Nader and I will take a stab at some cheap guys to help you play a few more studs. DeMar DeRozan is too cheap while there are some other stud perimeter players to put in your lineup. The Bulls have a ton of value today, so we'll talk about how we like those guys. Plus, we'll talk a little bit about the Suns and some other non-Friday stories.
Feb 19, 2019
Fantasy Predictions for the Stretch Run
Tommy Beer and Steve Alexander join Matt Stroup to run through a wide range of fantasy predictions from the Rotoworld hoops staff. We get predictions from Rotoworld writers Ryan Knaus, Jonas Nader, Raphielle Johnson and David Leggieri, ranging from a wildly optimistic outlook for Anthony Davis to a far more pessimistic one. Plus, what we expect from LeBron James down the stretch, and the potential for Jonathan Isaac, Mitchell Robinson, Jonas Valanciunas and yes — Marquese Chriss — to be impact performers when it matters most.
Feb 17, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 19
Wondering who are the top pickups to consider during the All-Star break? We've got you covered. Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup hit a bunch of topics in the aftermath of All-Star Weekend, including some strange times in the dunk contest with John Collins obliterating a model plane. As for the waiver wire pickups, we hit Collin Sexton on the rise for Cleveland, Kadeem Allen surfacing as the latest intriguing option from the volatile Knicks rotation, and how Mitchell Robinson is actually transcending that volatility. Plus, Delon Wright and the current reality for his fantasy-friendly game in Memphis, a stunning awakening from Avery Bradley and how to approach Marquese Chriss as a potential pickup in Cleveland. All that and much more on this edition of the podcast, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Feb 15, 2019
Anthony Davis and All-Star Break Pod
The Anthony Davis saga took another turn on Thursday. We'll talk about that and what it means for the rest of the Pelicans. We'll hit on some other rest/tank things to watch for as the season winds down, and how fantasy owners can prepare. Plus, some players are back after the break, so what could it mean for their teammates?
Feb 13, 2019
Superstar Fantasy Headaches
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus consider the big-name fantasy options that also happen to be some of the most polarizing players out there, from injury/shutdown risks Kevin Love, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard to high-volume poor shooters Dennis Smith Jr. and Russell Westbrook. We weigh the the pros and cons of keeping vs. trading these players, and talk specifics of what we'd try to get back in an AD or Kawhi trade. Also on this episode, we break down some recent eye-catching trends, from Lauri Markkanen's scoring binge to Jonathan Isaac's continued emergence as a defensive force, as well as the updated outlook for Bobby Portis in D.C. — which involves the latter putting up (and making) a lot of 3s.
Feb 11, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 18
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball as we fly full speed toward the All-Star break. We consider: Tyler Johnson's outlook with the Suns... why Wayne Ellington and Luke Kennard could thrive with the Pistons... the outlook for a high-upside Delon Wright as he arrives in Memphis... Jabari Parker's new reality as a dynamic fantasy contributor in Washington... why Kenrich Williams is a strong pickup even with Anthony Davis back... what makes Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell intriguing in Dallas... and the potential for young bigs Ivan Rabb and Ivica Zubac down the stretch. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Feb 8, 2019
Trade Deadline Recap Podcast
We had a news-packed trade deadline with a ton of fantasy fallout. Jared Johnson and I go over all the fantasy takeaways with adds, drops, expectations, trade ideas, shutdown talk and a lot more. We'll hit on Anthony Davis and the pitfalls ahead, including how it affects the Pelicans. What happens with Marc Gasol on the Raptors? Serge Ibaka trending down and how hot is Fred VanVleet? Do you want to mess with the Bulls and Grizzlies? The Clippers have an interesting roster and we'll go over all the other fantasy topics.
Feb 5, 2019
NBA Trade Deadline Fantasy Preview
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer look ahead to the NBA trade deadline, and consider what to expect from the Pelicans, Lakers and Anthony Davis as we get closer to Thursday. Is there a chance AD doesn’t play another minute this season? Is there a chance he ends up in L.A.? Could he stay in New Orleans and still get into some games before the season is over? Yes to all three. If a Davis trade does go down, we talk about a scenario where Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be a big beneficiary. Plus, potential fallout from any trades of Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, and why Jabari Parker could be an intriguing post-trade/buyout stash in fantasy leagues.
Feb 4, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 17
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball, with the latest outlook on Monte Morris and Malik Beasley, both thriving for the shorthanded Nuggets. Plus, how long can Jerryd Bayless continue his renaissance as Minnesota's primary option at PG, and what's the outlook for Dennis Smith Jr. now that he has joined the Knicks? Also, Jonathan Isaac appears to have figured things out for the Magic and is putting up big-time numbers lately, and rookies Kevin Huerter and Mikal Bridges are both widely available and surging as we speak. We hit all that and more on this episode, and as always you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Feb 3, 2019
Weekend Recap and Deadline Talk Pod
We're in deadline week! There are so many things to talk about with possible trades coming up, so I'll dive in with plenty of analysis to set you up with some stashes or players you may want to drop. James Harden put up the line of the year and a few more guys are hurt. Plus, drama in Hollywood. Good luck with your pickups this week!
Feb 1, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Feb. 1
It's February and that means it's trade deadline season. We'll spend the first 10 minutes talking about the big Kristaps Porzingis and Dennis Smith Jr. trade with talk about what the Knicks are doing, the Mavs taking on the risk, and of course the fantasy impact. After that, we have a fun five-game slate with a enough value for even a 12-game night. Nikola Jokic vs. James Harden, too!
Jan 30, 2019
The Anthony Davis Dilemma
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus sit down to diagnose some high-profile injuries and notable recent trends. Among the topics we hit: * What to do with Anthony Davis amid all the recent trade rumor turmoil; * Why the injured Robert Covington and Clint Capela could put contending fantasy squads over the top; * Why you're probably stuck with Danilo Gallinari (and why that may not be a bad thing); * Tobias Harris, assist man * Some exciting — and alarming — numbers from Bradley Beal; * Mitchell Robinson, surging again defensively; * and DeAndre Jordan crashing back to earth from the free throw line All that and much more on this episode.
Jan 28, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 16
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander put on their waiver helmets (whatever that means) to look at some of the top pickups in fantasy hoops. Among the topics we cover: * The opportunity in front of Shabazz Napier with Spencer Dinwiddie sidelined; * The opportunity in front of Tyreke Evans with Victor Oladipo done for the year; * The rise and fall and rise of Avery Bradley; * Potential cause for optimism for Knicks rookie Allonzo Trier; * Cedi Osman and Alec Burks and Ante Zizic, all getting hot for the Cavs, all at a not particularly ideal time; * Jonathan Isaac on the rise; * and Terrance Ferguson raining 3s for OKC. All that and much more on this episode. And you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Jan 25, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Jan. 25
What a loaded slate. Ryan Knaus and I break down all of the 10-game slate. We'll talk about what the Spencer Dinwiddie news means, all the other injuries and more. What are the Wolves going to do without point guards? What about the banged-up Suns? Lots of guys to play here. I also go on a bad rant on Boylen. Enjoy the weekend!
1 hr 11 min
Jan 23, 2019
Surprising Trends and Big Name Trade Targets
Tommy Beer and Matt Stroup sit down to analyze some trends from the last month. Among the topics and questions: * Should we be treating Rudy Gobert as a borderline first-round player going forward? * What do we do with an absurdly hot D'Angelo Russell? * Is the dominant version of Jusuf Nurkic here to stay? * How Brook Lopez is making a massive (and potentially historic) impact in 3s and blocks * Why Jerami Grant might be an ideal trade target * What to make of Luka Doncic's ongoing erratic shooting * And the perplexing case of Victor Oladipo
Jan 21, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 15
Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup break down the top waiver pickups for Week 15. Among the topics we hit: * What could be the last big hurrah for Austin Rivers on a four-game week * A potentially perfect storm for Shai-Gilgeous Alexander with injuries to Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari * Dr. A re-enters the Danny Green vortex * Justin Holiday's return to fantasy relevance in Memphis * Why Kevin Huerter and DeAndre Bembry of the Hawks should be owned in a lot more leagues * The potential for Bobby Portis with Wendell Carter Jr. headed for thumb surgery * What to expect from Kenneth Faried as he steps into the ample shoes of Clint Capela * What to make of Ivica Zubac and the Lakers center rotation * And what to do with the talented but enigmatic Jonathan Isaac Check out Steve's Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.
Jan 20, 2019
NBA Weekend Recap Podcast
Hey, so it's been a while since I did a weekend recap pod, but there is just too much going on! We're getting close to the stretch run, so lots of schedule input, takes galore, all the injuries and a lot more. Starting off with talk on DeMarcus Cousins and how it will affect the other Warriors. Plus, the Clippers are short on scoring with Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams banged up. Lonzo Ball also went down, and a lot of teams could starting tanking hard. Hope you guys enjoy and share! Thanks!
1 hr 1 min
Jan 18, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast or Jan. 18
DeMarcus Cousins is back! We'll talk about that at the top and what it could mean when you throw in a guy who hangs around a 35 usage rate over the last two seasons. Plus, Doc Rivers sounds like he wants to make some changes. We'll throw out some ideas there for who it could be. Jarrett Allen is smashing and the Heat have a messy rotation. That stuff and lots more in this edition.
Jan 16, 2019
15 Names to Watch on Waivers
Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson highlight 15 players owned in 25 percent or less of Yahoo leagues. Among them: Austin Rivers (who shouldn't be so widely available based on his recent production), DeAndre Bembry (lighting it up for the shorthanded Hawks) and Phoenix Suns rookie/high upside stash Mikal Bridges. Plus, the potential impact of Shabazz Napier for the Nets going forward.
Jan 14, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 14
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire options in fantasy basketball, stopping for a second to marvel at an impressive run from Derrick White. Plus, a trio of intriguing options in Phoenix, from defensive ace De'Anthony Melton to a suddenly efficient Josh Jackson and a scalding hot Kelly Oubre. We also consider the outlook for Derrick Jones Jr. and Bam Adebayo in the volatile Miami rotation, and consider taking a gamble on Justin Holiday with Kyle Anderson now out for an extended period. Check out Steve's Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.
Jan 11, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Jan. 11
So we got some big news before we recorded that Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't expected to play. Khris Middleton becomes Mr. Chalk, but there are a lot of others to play. Plus, a few Wizards to fire up, as well. There are a ridiculous amount of shooting guards, so we'll try to find some other cheap targets. Joel Embiid vs. the Hawks? Domantas Sabonis vs. the Knicks? Strong plays all over. Good luck!
Jan 9, 2019
Changing Rotations: Wolves, Bulls, Rockets and More
Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher dive into some recent big changes affecting minutes, rotations and production. In Minnesota, no more Tom Thibodeau could mean a lot more chances for young guys from Tyus Jones to Josh Okogie to Dario Saric. Meanwhile, we ask whether anyone can step into Justin Holiday’s vacated high volume role in Chicago, and examine the fallout of injuries to Devin Booker, Gary Harris, Eric Gordon and Chris Paul.
Jan 7, 2019
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 13
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball for Week 13, with the Nuggets at the center of the conversation with a five-game week. We consider just how far you should go in adding Nuggets for your fantasy squads, as we consider names including Malik Beasley, Mason Plumlee and Juancho Hernangomez. Plus, the outlook is trending up drastically for a pair of Spurs guards: Derrick White and Bryn Forbes, who both play four times this week. We also consider a trio of Rockets to look at for four games in Week 13. Check out Steve's Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.
Jan 4, 2019
NBA DFS Podcast for Jan. 4
Lots of games, lots of back-to-back sets, lots of injuries and lots of potential blowouts, so a lot of value. We'll go over the Bulls and who should step up both in the starting lineup and off the bench. Plus, we'll hit some fantasy pickups. Keep an eye out on some resting players today, and there is plenty of value to spend up for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook. Plus, the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving again, so it could be another big Terry Rozier game. Enjoy the weekend!
Jan 2, 2019
December's Biggest Stars and Surprises
With 2019 upon us, Ryan Knaus and Tommy Beer join Matt Stroup to look at some of the biggest surprises in fantasy hoops from the last month, from a suddenly dominant Myles Turner to fast-rising young players including De'Aaron Fox and Deandre Ayton. Plus, the lofty ceiling for Bradley Beal without John Wall, the quietly outstanding Larry Nance and ongoing questions surrounding Danilo Gallinari. We consider what's next for all of these players and more.
Dec 31, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 12
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops this week, including our best estimate of what Tomas Satoransky can accomplish with John Wall headed for season-ending surgery. Plus, how Phoenix Suns rookie Mikal Bridges is starting to look like the next Robert Covington, what to do with a surging and slumping Rodions Kurucs of the Nets, and why Wizards big man Thomas Bryant is a must-add player. Also, the suddenly intriguing Spurs point guard Derrick White, who's been piling up defensive stats of late. Check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here, and Matt's latest Roundball Stew -- a breakdown of 30 waiver wire pickups owned in 30 percent or less of fantasy leagues.
Dec 28, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 28
Lots of notes in this edition or what should be a loaded slate. We'll talk about how the Lakers can overcome Rajon Rondo missing time, the Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine problems, the Suns playing well, the Nets offense absolutely rolling, lots of quotes and a lot more. Plus, we'll go over all the value plays and some high-priced studs.
Dec 27, 2018
Second Half Breakout Players to Watch
Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher break down the fallout from the LeBron James Christmas Day groin injury. Plus, a look at some underachieving players and how likely they are to break out in the second half. We discuss why Aaron Gordon should be able to to break out of his recent slump, why you want to consider trading for Jamal Murray and Bogdan Bogdanovic, and the reasons to be concerned about a slumping Donovan Mitchell. Plus, we try to figure out what to do with a healthy and thriving but injury-prone Danilo Gallinari, who has been a top-20 player so far this year.
Dec 24, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 11
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, with the latest on what to make of Tyler Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr. in Miami. Plus, the outlook on a scalding hot Reggie Bullock, steady Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter and what you might be able to get from backup point guards Jeremy Lin and J.J. Barea. That and much more on this edition of the waiver wire podcast. (For more, check out the Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.)
Dec 21, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 21
Lots going on! We kick off the first five minutes talking about the injuries to the Rockets and Heat. Should help DFS players and especially season-long managers. Plus, there are a lot of back-to-back sets, so we'll set up some potential landmines. We'll also dig in on Robert Williams and a lot of DFS punt plays. Plus, Anthony Davis vs. LeBron James should be a treat for the late game. Happy Holidays!
Dec 19, 2018
Fantasy Hoops Predictions for 2019
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus rip through some fantasy basketball predictions for 2019, assessing whether Deandre Ayton can make a run at top-25 value, whether Chris Paul can extend his outrageous streak of top-10 finishes and whether Derrick Jones Jr. can maintain his eye-catching production of late. Plus, a look at how high John Wall, Lauri Markkanen and Lonzo Ball can land, and what to expect from DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love when they eventually return from injury.
Dec 17, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 10
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight the top fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups for Week 10. In New York, Emmanuel Mudiay is making a shocking run toward must-own status, while rookie Kevin Knox is playing a ton of minutes and suddenly making a significant fantasy impact. Nemanja Bjelica is worth our consideration yet again with Marvin Bagley injured, while Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter and high-flying Heat backup Derrick Jones Jr. have both emerged as intriguing pickups. Check out Steve's waiver wire column right here. And you can vote for Rotoworld in the FTSA awards we mentioned on the podcast right here and here.
Dec 14, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 14
Lots of injuries for tonight to create a lot of value. Plus, we have some changing rotations with coaches going younger sooner. Mark Guindi breaks some great analysis with lots of cheap plays and a litany of punts to spend up. What's up with Giannis Antetokounmpo? We talk about all of that and dive into some other players stuck in minor slumps. Plus, Spencer Dinwiddie got paid and gets a great matchup.
Dec 12, 2018
Rookie Stock Watch and Recent Hot Streaks
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer check in on the star NBA rookies, and underline why Deandre Ayton remains the top rookie to own going forward -- even over Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr. Plus, why you might be able to capitalize on the hype surrounding Doncic, and why it may be worth exercising caution on Jackson Jr. We also break down some recent hot streaks (including Jaylen Brown, Darren Collison and Justise Winslow), and try to measure just how sustainable they might be. And in Part 3 of the show, we review Matt's updated fantasy top 50, and gauge the value of Victor Oladipo and Chris Paul going forward. (You can check out Matt's fantasy top 50 on Rotoworld right here.)
Dec 10, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 9
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander take a run through the week's top waiver wire adds, finding a wide array of options in Denver and Miami. With Hassan Whiteside away from the team, we consider where to prioritize Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo and even Justise Winslow. And with Gary Harris and Paul Millsap both injured for the Nuggets, that means names from Monte Morris to Trey Lyles to Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee are all worth consideration. We discuss all of that and a lot more on a packed edition of the podcast. (You can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.)
Dec 7, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 7
Dec 5, 2018
Biggest Headaches in Fantasy Hoops
Who are the biggest headaches in fantasy hoops? Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup pop some ibuprofen and attempt to answer this question, and what fantasy owners should do in each case. Among the names we consider: Nicolas Batum, Andrew Wiggins, Dennis Smith Jr. and a handful of Knicks (including Kevin Knox and Emmanuel Mudiay).
Dec 3, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 8
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, putting emphasis on a pair of young upside options on the tanking Phoenix Suns — Elie Okobo and Josh Jackson. Plus, why Emmanuel Mudiay may be worth a look (seriously) during a four-game week for the Knicks, and what to expect from fringe point guard options from Cory Joseph to Tim Frazier. (Check our Steve’s waiver wire column on Rotoworld right here.)
Nov 30, 2018
Nov. 30 NBA DFS Podcast
It's a packed Friday night slate with 11 games! There are a lot of injuries, which leaves a lot of value around in such a busy night. We'll have a ridiculous amount of news and notes while Mark Guindi brings his analysis on what to do with the info. Should be a fun Friday!
Nov 28, 2018
Wednesday Night Preview: Concerned About Lou?
Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson dive into a 10-game Wednesday NBA slate, looking at some notable hot streaks and slumps -- and what to make of them. Are D'Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio going to be trustworthy fantasy options going forward? Should we be concerned about cold streaks for Trae Young and Andrew Wiggins? And is this the calm before the storm or the beginning of the end for Lou Williams? We tackle those questions and many more on this episode.
Nov 26, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 7
Matt Stroup and Raphielle Johnson look at the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball heading into Week 7. Among the names we consider: Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman of the Cavs as well as two more players who are putting up big numbers on bad teams: Noah Vonleh of the Knicks and Hawks backup PG Jeremy Lin. We also look at some potential players to drop, debating whether it's time to let go of Terrence Ross, Josh Hart and Quinn Cook with Steph Curry nearing a return. (You can check out the Waiver Wired column right here.)
Nov 23, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Nov. 23
It's a mega slate, so Mike Gallagher tries to fly through it as fast as he can.
Nov 21, 2018
Wednesday Night Preview: Mikal Bridges Rising
Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher join Matt Stroup to preview a 13-game slate of NBA games on the eve of Thanksgiving. We hit at least one story line from every game, including the rising values of Mikal Bridges and John Collins, the insane scoring binge for Kemba Walker and how Jimmy Butler fits in with the Sixers. Plus, is Gordon Hayward a good buy low? And is Collin Sexton potentially overrated in fantasy leagues? We hit all these topics and much more.
Nov 19, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 6
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander prioritize the top waiver wire options, from Collin Sexton to Tyler Johnson to Juancho Hernangomez. Plus, how backup point guards including Shelvin Mack and Jeremy Lin can help your fantasy squad, and why Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson of the Knicks are intriguing long-term bets. Check out Steve's column on Rotoworld right here.
Nov 16, 2018
Nov. 16 NBA DFS Podcast
We have an eight-game slate with a lot of action early, so we should have a good amount of info before we set our lineups. There are a lot of lineup changes coming and most of these games should be close, too. We'll talk about the Jimmy Butler factor and how that could mess with the other 76ers. Plus, we'll have all sorts of stats, quotes and plenty of DFS spin along the way.
Nov 14, 2018
LeVert Injury Fallout and Why to Buy Low on Otto
Tommy Beer and Matt Stroup preview an 11-game NBA Wednesday, breaking down the landscape in Brooklyn without Caris LeVert, and explaining why Otto Porter is an even better buy low candidate than before. Plus, a breakout season for Pascal Siakam, and the outlook for Robert Covington and Dario Saric in Minnesota after the Jimmy Butler trade. All that and much more as we hit at least one story line from all 11 games.
Nov 12, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 5
Steve Alexander joins Matt Stroup to sort through the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, and there are some exciting ones right now, from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to Derrick White to Collin Sexton. We also discuss what to do with a suddenly struggling Nemanja Bjelica, and look at some of the players fantasy owners can consider dropping to make room on their rosters. (Here's the link to Steve's Waiver Wired Column on Rotoworld)
Nov 9, 2018
Nov. 9 NBA DFS Podcast
We had DraftKings 2016 champ Mark Guindi (@MarkGuindi) in what was probably my favorite pod in a long time. We talk all about the value in Miami with so many injuries, some new rotation wrinkles, and some changing prices. There are also a lot of cheap players who should see a price increase soon, so we talk about who to go after while they're still cheap. If you're new to DFS and want to try out a pod, this one is for you!
Nov 7, 2018
Rookie Report and Early Season Slumps
Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus check in on the top NBA rookies. Trae Young has posted some phenomenal lines, but how much of a liability is he in fantasy? Elsewhere, is Luka Doncic's free throw shooting becoming a concern? And how high is the ceiling for Wendell Carter Jr.? Plus, we consider some early-season struggles -- from Otto Porter to Myles Turner -- and try to determine just how concerned we should be.
Nov 5, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 4
As Week 4 gets underway, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander pinpoint some of the best waiver wire options in fantasy hoops, with Mitchell Robinson, Josh Okogie, Justise Winslow and Shelvin Mack among the top names to consider. (Check out Steve's Waiver Wire column on Rotoworld right here)
Nov 2, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Nov. 2
There is a lot of value today, so it's almost tough to figure out who to spend up for. We'll talk about some tasty matchups and games we're worried about as blowouts. Plus, some second unit guys could step up on bad team. Of course, we'll break down who benefits without Donovan Mitchell.
Oct 31, 2018
Halloween Night Preview
Tommy Beer and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to preview a seven-game Halloween night in the NBA. We consider the rise of Frank Ntilikina, the struggles of Tyreke Evans and what's already been a monster week for Luka Doncic. Plus, have we hit a sell-high point for JaVale McGee and Rudy Gay? Links: Ryan's Reddit AMA and Tommy's NBA Power Rankings
Oct 29, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 3
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the top fantasy hoops waiver wire pickups, including Nemanja Bjelica, Monte Morris and Damyean Dotson. Plus, a potential blocks bonanza for Zach Collins during a five-game week for the Blazers.
Oct 26, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for October 26
Lots of injuries with James Harden sitting right at the top. Chris Paul time? Plus, some coaches made some comments about how they'll address their rotations, and some guys have great matchups. We'll talk all about the value players to use to help you get Giannis Antetokounmpo and/or Anthony Davis in your lineups.
Oct 24, 2018
Injury Updates and Wednesday Night Preview
Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson break down the latest on John Collins, Kris Dunn and Will Barton's injuries, plus a fantasy preview of an 11-game Wednesday night. How encouraged should fantasy owners be after dynamic starts for Trae Young and De'Aaron Fox? How much should we worry about slow starts in Indiana for Darren Collison and Myles Turner? And is there any end in sight for the Markieff Morris renaissance? We discuss all that and much more.
Oct 22, 2018
Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 2
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight the top options that might be out there on your league's waiver wire, weighing the fantasy value of Malik Monk, Josh Hart, Derrick Rose and others. Plus, who to add from Denver after Will Barton's injury, a couple deep sleepers from the Knicks and why it's time to take JaVale McGee very seriously.
Oct 19, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Oct. 19
The NBA DFS pod is back! Mike Gallagher goes over a ton of notes on coach quotes, rotation wrinkles, injury reports, projected scores and so much more. We have a lot to talk about as we learn about the rotations, so this pod was a doozy. Even if you're not playing DFS, this pod should help you figure out how some rotations are going to work.
Oct 17, 2018
Rookie Preview and Breakout Fantasy Players
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer highlight the top fantasy rookies, forecasting what to expect from Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton, Trae Young and others as they get set to make their NBA debuts. Plus, our outlook on some popular breakout targets, including Jonathan Isaac and Dennis Smith Jr.
Oct 16, 2018
NBA Season Opener Podcast
Opening day is here. Matt Stroup, Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus preview the first two games, including the fantasy outlook for Russell Westbrook and Jayson Tatum. Plus, we highlight some tough lineup decisions (start Jaren Jackson Jr.? Alex Len?) and break down some players to target on waivers, including one Harry Giles.
Oct 13, 2018
12-Team Fantasy NBA Draft Podcast
Pod back! Tommy Beer and I chat through the draft we did on Saturday night. It's a 12-team, nine-cat league with a daily format and a short bench. Lots of strategy talk and we talk about our favorite targets.
1 hr 34 min
Sep 27, 2018
Sept. 27 NBA Training Camp Podcast
Sep 25, 2018
NBA Media Day Fantasy Hoops Pod
NBA BACK! Tommy Beer and I go over all the news from Monday. We go in depth on the Kings, Knicks, Suns, Hornets and a few more teams. Tommy and I also have a slew of debates on players we'd prefer to own. We throw around a ton of our favorite targets and when to try to take them.
Sep 22, 2018
2018-19 Fantasy Mock Draft Pod 1
Mike Gallagher and Jonas Nader dive in on a mock draft from Sept. 21. It was a savvy group of drafters with most of them taking some of our favorite fliers. There are some overarching lessons we'll talk about from this edition and break down tiers while we draft. This was fun and we'll do more! The entire draft is posted in our Draft Guide.
Sep 20, 2018
Jimmy Butler and News Roundup Pod
Sep 17, 2018
Jimmy Butler and Position Battles Pod 3
We could have a big trade rumor on the way with Jimmy Butler. Tommy Beer and I will break down what this means for the other Wolves, and if it could affect Jimmy's value. We'll also dive in on the Pacific Division teams (excluding the Suns and Lakers). Plus, there's a lot going on in the Southwest Division with a lot of big-time rookies. We're a week away from camp!
Sep 13, 2018
Westbrook and Booker Injury Breakdown Pod
Two star players are going to miss most of (if not all) the preseason! Ryan Knaus and I go over what the injuries mean to Russell Westbrook and Devin Booker. Should you draft them now? Who else does this help? Is Paul George a top-10 player in fantasy now? Plus, we look at the position battles.
Sep 6, 2018
2018-19 Camp Position Battles 1
Sep 4, 2018
Suns-Rockets Trade Breakdown
We had a trade towards the end of last week! It opened up some fantasy value for a couple rookie guards, and now we have to think about if Devin Booker slides over to the PG again. Plus, we'll talk about how it could affect guys like Chris Paul and others. Tyrone Wallace could also be heading to The Big Easy. The Draft Guide comes out this week too!
Aug 30, 2018
Bonus Fantasy Football Crossover Pod
Aug 30, 2018
Offseason NBA Beat Podcast
It's definitely fantasy football time, but Ryan Knaus had a lot to talk about for this edition in the NBA. We hit on some fantasy memories of David West and Manu Ginobili. Our main focus is on the new-look Spurs. Who steps up besides Dejounte Murray? We talk about some NBA player workouts, and Russell Westbrook calling Bobby Portis "Plaxico" at UCLA.
Aug 27, 2018
Yahoo Ranks Pod Part 2
Mike Gallagher and Tommy Beer go over the Yahoo! fantasy ranks for hoops in this second edition. We mention all of our favorite targets and some late-round sleepers. Plus, we dive into some super-deep grabs for those in 20-team leagues or deeper. We mix in some football, as well.
Aug 23, 2018
Yahoo Fantasy Ranks Podcast
The Yahoo! fantasy hoops mock draft rooms are open! Ryan Knaus and I go over the top 100 players with some players we really want to target, and some others that are ranked a little too high for our liking. I'll drive home some points on how poor free throw shooting can tank your team (with some lame R&B references). We'll have another pod to dig deeper in the players after 75.
Aug 20, 2018
Early Fantasy Hoops Mock Pod
Jonas Nader and I go over the second half of a recent ESPN mock draft. We talk about some strategy and focus on how we like bigs in the middle rounds. Eric Bledsoe is talked about a bunch in this edition. Jonas and I actually disagree in a lot of areas, too. We also hit on our favorite targets.
Aug 17, 2018
Early Fantasy Hoops Mock Draft Pod
Mike Gallagher, Jonas Nader and Ryan Knaus joined nine other Rotoworld readers for a mock draft. Mike and Ryan break it down with focus on our favorite targets and some strategy notes. We cover just the first half of the draft and talk about some other position trends we spotted. We'll be back for another pod to break down the second half.
Aug 13, 2018
NBA Schedule Breakdown Pod
The NBA schedule came out, so Tommy Beer and I go through the ins and outs. The Nuggets have an awesome schedule to close out, so that's great news for any of their key guys. Plus, the Warriors are in a good spot to offset their rest. On the other hand, the Nets and Pelicans have a tough finish. Not good for some of our favorite targets. We'll also talk some Kristaps Porzingis and more.
Aug 9, 2018
NBA Dynasty Fantasy Mock Draft
We just had a mock draft for a dynasty league and it had some twists along the way. We'll focus on rookies, especially my plan to go crazy young. We'll also talk a lot of strategy and other factors to account for in dynasty.
Aug 2, 2018
Fantasy Hoops Mailbag Podcast
Hey, no news in the NBA right now, so Ryan Knaus and I went over a bunch of your questions. We had a lot of Dynasty stuff and a ton of re-draft questions. Things could change as we dig into the Draft Guide, but for now he's what we're looking at for value.
Jul 30, 2018
Free Agency Winners and Losers Pod
Mike Gallagher and Tommy Beer go over some free agency winners and losers for fantasy value. We'll also dig in on the Raptors and some takeaways from Nick Nurse quotes. We're almost in August, but it'll be draft season before you know it. Some "who would you rather own" talk, too.
Jul 26, 2018
Snake in the Grass Fantasy Hoops Pod
Kevin Love got an extension, so we talk about the fallout from that news. How high should Love go? We will talk some Nets and mix in some "Who Would You Rather Own?" talk. Plus, we'll talk some fantasy value for Celtics. The Kevin Durant and C.J. McCollum talk from yesterday is peak pettiness.
Jul 23, 2018
Hawks, Melo and Trades Podcast
The Hawks finally got rid of Dennis Schroder, so that means a lot of guys picked up value. John Collins is an early favorite for our favorite target in the middle rounds while Taurean Prince also is set up. We'll also talk a lot about the Suns, Nets, Zach LaVine, Nicolas Batum and Carmelo Anthony. Some talk about the drafts coming up, too.
Jul 19, 2018
Kawhi Leonard Trade Breakdown
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus go over the fantasy details of the Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan trade. We'll go through the rotations and who should benefit from these moves. Do we trust Kawhi yet? How long until we can?
Jul 16, 2018
Las Vegas Summer League Pod 4
Mike Gallagher and Tommy Beer go over the picks outside of the top 10. Shai Gilegeous-Alexander looks legit, but what about competition for minutes? We'll talk a lot about depth charts. Tommy goes in depth on Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Knox. We'll also go over the news from the weekend.
Jul 14, 2018
Jabari Parker, Isaiah Thomas and Lin Trade Podcast
Mike Gallagher goes solo to break down the Jabari Parker to Bulls news. What does it mean for the Bucks and Bulls players? What are the Bulls doing? Plus, we had a trade on Thursday night! We'll go over the Isaiah Thomas to Denver pickup and how that team could divide minutes. The Hawks have three point guards now, so what do they do? What about the Nets?
Jul 12, 2018
NBA Las Vegas Podcast 3
Mike Gallagher and Jared Johnson focus on some longer-term views from summer league. We talk about who could make a splash right away, who can creep into a position battle, and who could get run after a team makes a trade. We’ll focus on the lottery guys, but we’ll hit on some others that have helped themselves. Plus, some second- and third-year players may be off to a great start with their offseason. We’ll be back next time to talk about teams like the Celtics, who are waiting on Marcus Smart. It’s been a busy summer league.
Jul 8, 2018
30 Teams Summer League Analysis
Pretty simple description here. I talk about all 30 teams in summer league. Who is getting the shots? Who looks great? Who has room for improvement? Who do you target for DFS or season-long leagues? A lot going on here. I love Wendell Carter Jr. and Jaren Jackson Jr. continues to just wow everyone. Also, some guys that are under-the-radar studs like Elie Okobo.
Jul 6, 2018
NBA Summer League DFS Podcast
DFS and Las Vegas Summer League? Sounds like heaven! Jonas Nader and I dig in on all of these games. We talk about who we think will carry the offenses, and who should get the minutes. We'll talk about our favorite players to watch and mix in some random guys who should get some added burn. If you have any feedback on this new pod, let me know @MikeSGallagher. Enjoy the basketball-filled weekend!
Jul 3, 2018
NBA Free Agency, Summer League Pod
DeMarcus Cousins is a Warrior. We talk about how he'll fit with the Dubs, and what it does for fantasy values all around. Are we still rolling with the Jordan Bell hype train? The Lakers made some moves again, but they're still not done. It's Summer League! Steve Alexander and I will cover all that goodness and a lot more in this edition.
Jul 2, 2018
NBA Free Agency Pod 2
The Lakers are officially back! We talk about LeBron James' decision and how it affects the team on the stat sheet and in the standings. What about the other Lakers? We also saw a lot of stuff go down on Sunday, so Ryan Knaus and I break all that down with a lot of fantasy spin along the way. Plus, some hype on second-year players and rookies. Summer league tonight!
Jul 1, 2018
2018 NBA Free Agency Podcast 1
IT'S FREE AGENCY! We had a lot of news go down with the Paul George headline, but there was so much going on from Sunday morning. We'll talk about some player Twitter concerns, the stunners, the bad moves, the good moves, and some teams paying out some mega taxes. No LeBron James deal yet, but will the Lakers finally get him? What's up with the Blazers?
Jun 28, 2018
NBA Free Agency Preview Podcast
We're getting close to free agency madness. Ryan Knaus and I talk about the Godfather offer from the Lakers, and what Boston can do to get back in the mix. We'll talk briefly about LeBron James and how he wants to announce quickly. We also had a trade with Austin Rivers headed to D.C. and Marcin Gortat going to the Clippers. Free Boban? The Suns could be an interesting team to target with Alex Len and Elfrid Payton likely gone.
Jun 25, 2018
NBA Draft and News Podcast
Not too much going on these days, so we'll go over some of the news pressers on the rookies. Lots of talk of position flexibility and some teams believe their rookies are going to make an impact right away. Plus, we had a handful of players decide on their free agency. Melo will be back to start, but for how long? We'll also touch on our mock from earlier this month, too.
Jun 22, 2018
NBA Draft Review Podcast
We finally know where the rookies are going. What teams got better? Who is going to lose minutes or get traded? What rookies are in big spots to produce early? Maybe we have more questions than answers, but we still learned a whole lot. Plus, Jarrett Allen is free again!
Jun 20, 2018
NBA Draft Prep Podcast
We're one day away from getting some new guys to break down! Jonas Nader and I talk about some draft rumors, risers, fallers, guys not sharing medicals, and trade rumors. We also had a trade today! This is bad news for Jarrett Allen, and also some other Nets lost value. Free Willy? Willy Hernangomez could be the man. Is Kemba on the move? One more day!
Jun 18, 2018
Kawhi Leonard Trade Talk Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Tommy Beer go over all the fantasy angles from the big Kawhi Leonard news on Friday. Does Kawhi Leonard gain value? Can he sustain higher value if his usage rate dips? What about the other Spurs, or could Lakers/Celtics players change their values? We'll also hit on our June fantasy mock draft.
Jun 14, 2018
NBA Draft and Mock Draft Pod
There's no offseason in the NBA and we have a lot to talk about with the NBA Draft, a June fantasy mock draft and a lot more. Jonas Nader and I talk about the potential landing spots for the upcoming draft. The Hawks could use their guy early, but what about the Grizzlies? We also touch on our June mock and our picks.
Jun 11, 2018
Starting the NBA Offseason Pod
Well, we have officially reached the offseason. Ryan Knaus and I talk about the LeBron James factor and what it could mean for several teams. There were a lot of interesting reports on some stars like Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul and several others. Dwane Casey is in Detroit, so does that affect Blake Griffin or Andre Drummond? Plus, it's almost NBA Draft time!
Jun 7, 2018
LeBron, Ayton and Finals Pod
So LeBron James had some interesting comments last night. We talk about what that means for his offseason and possible destinations. LeBron mentioned Kevin Durant a couple times, so we'll talk about the KD impact. DeAndre Ayton also had a press conference on Wednesday. It sounds like he's going No. 1 and maybe the Suns could be a factor next decade. Maybe? Colangelo still has a job?
Jun 4, 2018
NBA Finals, Colangelo and Melo Pod
Jonas Nader hops on and we're talking about the Warriors getting hot again, but can they pull off the sweep? LeBron James or Stephen Curry for Finals MVP? Is Andre Iguodala back for Game 3? Why isn't CollarAngelo fired yet? Plus, more news on Carmelo Anthony.
May 31, 2018
Colangelo and Warriors Finals Preview Pod
The Bryan Colangelo story is one of the best ever. We talk about what we know, who could be responsible and a lot more. We are wearing normal collars, so find a new slant. We also talk about LeBron's legacy and how much he'll have to do to make this a series. Will Stephen Curry get his first Finals MVP? Who else will step up after the All-Stars? This was fun.
May 29, 2018
Cavs NBA Finals Preview Podcast
It's Cavs-Warriors IV! Before we get to the Cavs, we take a second to talk about the Game 7 win for the Warriors, and also put a bow on the Celtics. How good does LeBron James have to be? Who else has to step up? Is Kevin Love in trouble whether he plays or not? We'll also hit on the X factors and non-Bron Cavs.
May 24, 2018
NBA Conference Finals Podcast
We're almost to the NBA Finals! Brad Stevens strikes back with a terrific adjustment, which surprised Ty Lue in a big way. LeBron James is tired, but does it matter? What now for the Cavs? The Warriors have come out flat and they're banged up with Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala. Can the Rockets deliver another blow despite their short rotation? Plus, some talk about the All-Defensive Teams.
May 22, 2018
May 22nd NBA DFS Podcast
Well, the Celtics lost all their momentum. We take a look at why they switched everything in the second half last night. Are they going to do it again? Can they get Al Horford back on track? Lots of questions to be answered. LeBron James is ridiculous and his teammates are hitting shots. Can they be the team to finally get a win at Boston in these playoffs? Star Warriors: The Steph Awakens? Stephen Curry is back after a monster third on Sunday. Will he stay hot? Andre Iguodala possibly being out could be big news for the rotation and for James Harden. We'll hit on some Luka Doncic and plenty of DFS in this edition.
May 17, 2018
May 17 NBA Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus go over the surprising outcome in Houston. Can the Rockets keep it going? What's up with Stephen Curry? We'll talk some NBA lottery results and some recent Luka Doncic news. What are the Suns going to do? We'll also hit on the one-game DFS slate for tonight.
May 14, 2018
Monday-Tuesday NBA DFS Podcast
It's a rare three-man pod with Steve Alexander, Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher. Sunday had a shocking outcome with LeBron James flopping as Boston dominated. Are we worried about King James? Who else can step up? Are we buying what guys like Jaylen Brown did? The two best teams in the NBA face off tonight, so we'll talk about who we like the most. What role players could step up and how much of the Hamptons Five will we see.
May 11, 2018
Eastern Conference Finals Preview
Back in October, most people had the Celtics and Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals. In late April? Probably not. Well, both teams are coming in red hot with the Cavs sweeping and the Celtics out-executing the 76ers. We'll focus in on lineups and what we think coach Brad Stevens will do. Semi and Morris time? We'll hit on some Dwane Casey news and put a bow on the 76ers.
May 9, 2018
Western Conference Preview Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus preview the upcoming Western Conference Finals with the Warriors and Rockets. It should be a doozy, so we'll be talking all sorts of lineup combos, matchups and role players. We'll talk some Jazz and Pelicans to put a bow on their season. Plus, a quick preview of the Celtics-76ers Game 5.
May 7, 2018
NBA DFS and News Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Steve Alexander break down the DFS slate for tonight. LeBron James is still too cheap! We'll talk about the NBA action from the weekend and what it could mean today and tomorrow. It's been a while since we talked news, so we'll talk some coaching news, free agency and injuries.
May 4, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for May 4th
We had a couple wacky outcomes on Thursday, so we'll spend time on what the Raptors and 76ers can do to turn their series around. Can they? We'll talk some lineup change possibilities, especially with Toronto. The Jazz were effective in Game 2. Can they keep it up? Can the Pelicans get a game in what should be a high-scoring affair. We'll rank the studs and give you some of our favorite punt plays.
May 2, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for May 2
Hey, we have a two-day slate coming up, so we'll get you ready for both days. We have three Game 2 matchups with each Game 1 having some different storylines. Blowout again? Is Rudy Gobert going to show up? How about all these super cheap priced fellows? Lots of takes and stats in this edition!
Apr 30, 2018
NBA Conference Semifinal Preview Podcast
We're down to eight teams after a couple minor upsets, but the two teams that did the upsetting, the Pelicans and Jazz, got crushed over the weekend. We'll review what we saw there and what could happen to make the matchups closer. We'll also talk some matchups and what could happen with Ben Simmons and LeBron James. A couple rookies could be on those guys. This should be a fun round!
Apr 27, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Apr. 27
It's probably our last three-game night, so we'll hit on ways to tackle this fun slate. You're playing LeBron, but what other studs can you go with? There's a way to get 'Bron, Russell Westbrook and John Wall in there, so we'll talk about that. We'll throw some NFL draft stuff in there, as well.
Apr 25, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Apr. 25
It's probably our last four-game day, so a lot of reasons to get some money in there! Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus break down all the action with plenty of punts and fades. You probably want to use LeBron James.
Apr 23, 2018
Apr. 23 DFS Podcast with Weekend Recap
We had a wild weekend of basketball, so we'll do a little recap before we dive in for today's games. It's not the trickiest slate with just two games, but we'll give some of our favorite picks and why. We'll dig deep on the Westbrook struggles and talk about who can stay hot. Should be a fun night!
Apr 20, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for Apr. 20
We get three Eastern Conference games today with all three series changing venues. We'll take a deep dive in some defensive stats to see who could get more minutes thanks to their defensive effort. Plus, we'll look at lineups that work and ones that didn't. John Henson being out also could make things interesting, especially after Jabari Parker's comments
Apr 18, 2018
NBA DFS Podcast for April 18
THE DFS POD IS BACK! We go over all the quotes, some lineup changes to come, usage rates and a lot more. A lot of roster construction to come and making multiple lineups makes sense with the three studs? Fourth stud with Karl-Anthony Towns?
Apr 14, 2018
2018-19 Top 50 Podcast
Hey, the playoffs started today, but it's never too early to look ahead to next season. Matt Stroup and I compare our top 50 lists for next year. We have a lot of similiar ranks, but there are some major differences on a handful. Subject to change and we'll be looking at this all offseason. Enjoy the postseason!
Apr 13, 2018
Western Conference Preview Podcast
It's the wild west this year! If you check out the playoff predictions, most of the Rotoworld crew isn't picking the Warriors to win it. Imagine that. Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher will go over the Western Conference. We actually don't know much about these matchups because of injuries, so we'll take a look at who should step up. Jazz vs. Thunder should be a thriller and the same for the Pelicans vs. Blazers. The other two? Well, we're not so sure.
Apr 13, 2018
Eastern Conference Preview Podcast
The East is wide open! Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher go over each matchup in the first round. We'll talk about the studs that will have to step up, rotation tweaks, X factors and predictions. We'll add some fun storylines and talk about how injuries may have affected the regular season matchups.
Apr 11, 2018
Regular Season Finale Podcast
Well, the season is coming to a close tonight. We're doing some talk of tonight's action and recapping Tuesday a bit. Most of the pod will be all about the season overall. Winners, losers improved players and some of our favorite storylines.
Apr 8, 2018
Waiver Wired and NBA Ideas Pod
Hey, so we're just about done with the season, so we talk about all sorts of things. Some ideas about how to fix these injury reporting issues are a big topic. We'll hit Saturday and talk about the upcoming schedule. Good luck!
Apr 6, 2018
Apr. 6 Friday Preview, Thursday Recap Pod
Yeah, so there are a lot of injuries. We talk about some of the new ones and the shutdowns. What happened with Jimmy Butler? We'll talk about that and some other stories from Thursday. We'll talk about some playoff scenarios and who is going to tank it the hardest.
Apr 4, 2018
Wednesday Preview Podcast
One week left! We're talking about the injuries for today, and talking about some news from Tuesday. The 76ers are going to miss Dario and Embiid, so that could be a potential target. There are a lot of back-to-back sets, so be careful!
Apr 1, 2018
Apr. 1 Waiver Wire Podcast
So, the 76ers and Lakers are really banged up, so we talk about Josh Hart, Ersan Ilyasova and Alex Caruso. Plus, we talk about all the tanking teams. We'll hit on some schedule stuff and a lot of stream options.
Mar 31, 2018
Friday Recap Pod for Mar. 31
Nine games and some pro tanking going on. We'll talk about that, all the new pickups and a lot of drops. Eric Bledsoe and Paul Millsap went off to overshadow some of their teammates. Ersan Ilyasova time? Add Josh Hart and Free Boban. Good luck!
Mar 30, 2018
Trust the Process Fantasy Pod
Lots of injuries... again. We'll talk about the brutal Joel Embiid news and Blake Griffin going down. There are a ridiculous amount of cheap DFS plays and pickups to make right now. We hit some injury news and of course we recap Thursday. Good luck!
Mar 28, 2018
Mar. 28 Recap and Preview Podcast
Well, two more power forwards got hurt last night. LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love could both miss time and their teams need to start winning. What now? Plus, we'll talk about a lot of other playoff-picture stuff and the tank ranks. We'll set you up for tonight with injuries and recap yesterday, too.
Mar 25, 2018
Waiver Wire Podcast for Mar. 25
Chances are you have some injuries on your team, so it's time to make some moves. We'll talk some injuries and hit on who benefits the most. We'll also focus more on Saturday's action.
Mar 24, 2018
Friday Recap Podcast
The Stephen Curry news is brutal. Quinn Cook has to be owned, but I'll hit on some other topics. Not too much else going on besides that, so this was a short pod. Another light night tonight, too! Good luck!
Mar 23, 2018
Thursday Recap, Injuries and BASEBALL Pod
Welp, we have more bad news with Kyrie Irving. We won’t talk about that too much, but we can talk about how this affects next season. Giannis Antetokounmpo is out tonight, so that’s a massive blow to owners. Jabari time? Dennis Schroder got rested again and the Grizzlies had some kind of loss. We have a lot of injuries to preview for tonight, too. After that, we have a little baseball preview with Nate Grimm. If you have a draft, check that out!
1 hr 8 min
Mar 21, 2018
Injuries, Recap and Schedule Podcast
Welp, another player went down with Chris Paul suffering another hammy injury. Do you drop him? Who steps up? Plus, Kyrie Irving is also out while Anthony Davis went to the locker room yet again. We'll talk about cutting players and picking up guys who played well this past week. Stay healthy, everyone.
Mar 18, 2018
Waiver Wire Podcast for Mar. 18
Cameron Payne is the hottest add in fantasy. Yeah, it's been a weird week. We go over all the other adds from Saturday and talk a lot of schedule. A lot of advice along the way, too. Good luck this week!
Mar 17, 2018
Friday Recap and Fantasy Playoffs Pod
Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher have a big matchup, so we talk about that for a bit. We'll also focus on all the Warriors injuries and just how thin the Cavs are today. Only six games yesterday, but a lot going on for bad team. Well, good teams if you count the Warriors. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Mar 16, 2018
NBA Injury Report and Thursday Recap Podcast
Well, if your team is healthy, you may not need to listen to this pod, and you should consider going to the casino or play the lottery. Kevin Durant is out tonight, so we talked about that possibility. Gary Harris, Kris Dunn and Myles Turner all went down, so we go over all of that. Lots of DFS takeaways. And of course, so many other injuries and we hit on the busy Thursday.
Mar 14, 2018
Tuesday Recap and Wednesday Injuries Pod
So the No. 2 seeds have some serious injury concerns. We'll focus on that to start to help set you up for DFS and streaming. Plus, there are some other injuries on this four-game night. On the other hand, a lot happened on a wild Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2018
Waiver Wire and Schedule Podcast
The schedule is a big factor on adds these days, so we spend plenty of time to get you ready for the fantasy playoffs. We'll also go over all the back-to-back sets and give you some add-drop strategy. Plus, we'll cover the bad teams and all their pickups. Kawhi Leonard could be back, too!
Mar 10, 2018
Mar. 10 Friday Recap Podcast
We had a 10-game Friday, so a lot to talk about. Lots of talk about the rest and some of the Saturday injuries. We also talk about some pickups and dropping strategy. Matt and I also may match up against each other next week, so we hit on that.
Mar 9, 2018
Injuries Breakdown and Recap Pod
Welp, your fantasy team may have just got ruined. A lot of must-start players are now questionable for next week, so we'll spend most of our time on that. Lots of DFS impact, too. It is more than Stephen Curry out tonight. We'll spend plenty of time on that game. Lots of strategy stuff and warnings about some rest this weekend. Plus, the Magic and Suns are thin these days. Enjoy the weekend!
Mar 7, 2018
Tuesday Recap and Specialists Podcast
So we have a new piece of information to break down with the NBA warning the Bulls about resting players. It's probably going to be a bumpy ride for guys like Justin Holiday. Anthony Davis is insane, but that's nothing new. We'll go over all the studs and duds from Tuesday. We also set you up for injury notes today on a light Wednesday. Plus, Ryan has some cool stats on specialists.
Mar 4, 2018
Waiver Wire and Saturday Recap Pod
Mike Gallagher goes over the Saturday action with focus on the waiver wire in this edition.
Mar 3, 2018
Friday Recap and Stew Podcast
We had 10 games on Friday night and a lot of teams made some rotation tweaks. We'll go over all of those and talk some pickups and drops. Plus, some strategy and some upcoming schedule issues. The Wolves are off until Thursday, so keep that in mind. The Suns may have their rotation figured out, but the Grizzlies sure don't. We'll be back tomorrow!
Mar 2, 2018
Souper Fantasy Hoops Podcast
J.R. Smith's soup story is just too delicious. We talk about that and make some poor attempts at humor. Soupension! Lots of injuries today, so we set you up with DFS injuries for lineups. Plus, a lot happened on a four-game Thursday night. We'll go over all the takeaways.
Feb 28, 2018
Tuesday Recap, BOBAN and Holmes Pod
Lots of third-string centers made a jump up the depth chart. Is it time to move on Boban Marjanovic and Richaun Holmes? The Nets had a lot of lineup changes, so we'll focus on those moves. D'Angelo Russell is here! Also, Paul Millsap returned and so did Kelly Olynyk. Lots to talk about.
Feb 25, 2018
Post-Break Waiver Wire Podcast
So many pickups! We'll give you some teams on what teams to watch big-picture wise to start off. We break down the Jimmy Butler news and how we like Nemanja Bjelica. Plus, so many bad teams have a lot of pickups, including the Kings with five games. Happy hunting!
Feb 24, 2018
Friday Night Recap Podcast
We're going over all the NBA news from Friday night and recap the action. Hopefully, Jimmy Butler is OK, but Nemanja Bjelica looks like he could be stepping up here. Plus, more tank teams and some new lineup changes.
Feb 23, 2018
Thursday Recap Podcast
Only six games last night, but a lot of takeaways from a fantasy perspective, especially on pickups. We'll go over all the NY backcourt stuff and what it could mean. Plus, D'Angelo Russell starting, the Bulls new rotation and a lot more.
Feb 21, 2018
All-Star Break Recap Podcast
The NBA is back tomorrow. If you took some time off to enjoy the break, we go over all the NBA news to get you ready for a strong second half. Jared Johnson makes his pod debut! We'll talk about the bad teams that have already announced some changes to their rotation. We're back and we'll catch ya on Friday!
Feb 14, 2018
Tuesday Recap, Stash and Schedule Breakdown Pod
We're about to hit the All-Star break, so we'll go over how to maximize your roster with no game action. We'll talk about if we're interested in stashing over the week. We also go over the Tuesday news. Plus, we'll go over some scheduling stuff to finish the season.
Feb 11, 2018
Post-Deadline Waiver Wire Podcast
There are A LOT of pickups right now. We go over all of them for shallow and deep. Plus, we give some players to drop and some strategy as well. All-Star break is almost here!
Feb 9, 2018
Trade Deadline Review Podcast
The waiver wire came and went, and a lot of stashes didn't pan out. Like A LOT. We'll talk about that to start. Of course, we'll go over all the easy adds like George Hill, Josh Hart and D.J. Augustin. I'll go over all the other deals and what it means for Isaiah Thomas, Brook Lopez and other players we already own. We'll wrap it up with some UniKornet! Luke Kornet went off as the waiver wire headline, but a lot of other stuff happened on Thursday.
Feb 7, 2018
Porzingis and Trade Deadline Podcast
Well, more bad news with Kristaps Porzingis going down. We'll get into what that means and a lot more. We'll talk about all the Tuesday action and some pickups. We also get you ready for a wild two days. And we break down the Willy Hernangomez deal!
Feb 6, 2018
Monday Recap and Column Talk Pod
It's still waiver wire season, so I went over some of the Monday action in a quicker edition. Also, some talk of my column that just came out, so head over to Rotoworld.com to see that! Bam!
Feb 4, 2018
Deadline Week Waiver Wire Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Steve Alexander go over the waiver wire with a focus on the weekend action. Get ready for a wild ride. We talk Jarrett Allen expectations and some of the others that really picked it up. It’s also Josh season. Josh Richardson is good to go, but Josh Jackson and Josh Hart are rolling. Deadline week, you guys!
Feb 3, 2018
Friday Review and More Waiver Wire Pod
We're breaking down the waiver wire (again) and also going over the Friday action.
Feb 2, 2018
More Waiver Wire and Friday News Pod
Oh hey more waiver wire pickups. We'll talk about all of those from the Thursday action. Also some fallout from the big Greg Monroe news and how that affects others like Nikola Mirotic. Jamal Murray for president, the Bucks injuries and a lot more.
Feb 1, 2018
Mid-Week Waiver Wire Podcast
There's just way too much going on in the fantasy world right now, so I wanted to go over some fantasy analysis from a busy Wednesday night. I apparently like Wayne Selden a lot.
Jan 31, 2018
Tuesday Recap and Wednesday Preview Podcast
Mike Gallagher and Ryan Knaus go over the Wednesday morning news to set you up for tonight. Kyrie is out, so we’ll go over what that means for guys like Terry Rozier. Tommy and Mike will go over all the Tuesday action with takeaways from the Wizards game. Plus, some things we learned about the Jazz, Nets and Pistons.
Jan 30, 2018
Blake Griffin and John Wall Podcast
NEWS FEST! We break down all the angles on the Clippers and Pistons from the massive Blake Griffin deal. We also go over the John Wall injury news and what it means for guys like Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre. Plus, the Nikola Mirotic news (or maybe not) and a lot more.
Jan 29, 2018
Jan. 29 Waiver Wire Podcast
I have an embarrassing poem for Boogie's season-ending injury. We also go over so many topics in probably my favorite pod of the season. A lot of deep-league adds to help out all the hardcore guys. Plus, some DFS spin.
Jan 27, 2018
DeMarcus Cousins Fantasy Podcast
Well, DeMarcus Cousins isn't going to play again this season. We'll talk about his road for recovery. We'll be spending most of our time on what this means for the other Pelicans. Jrue Holiday's uptick, Anthony Davis domination and all the fantasy pickups with guys like Darius Miller. Terrence Jones season? We also tackle some of the other stories from Friday
Jan 26, 2018
Stashes and Thursday Recap Pod
We only had four games, but some bad teams made some key changes to their lineups. We also go over the Nuggets and their newest rotation tweak, the incredible Warriors and the struggling Wizards. We'll also talk about some of the fantasy stashes for leagues at all depth. Enjoy your Friday!
Jan 24, 2018
Consistency, Trade Rumors and Recap Pod
Mike Gallagher and Tommy Beer talk about some news and most of Tuesday’s action. We’ll hit some trade rumors and talk about the struggling Cavs and Celtics. Ryan Knaus stops in to break down his wile consistency column. We’ll talk about who is the most inconsistent and talk some rock-solid studs.
Jan 21, 2018
Jan. 21 Waiver Wire Podcast
We had a quiet Sunday for game action, but there was some exciting stuff to break down on Friday and Saturday. We'll go over the waiver-wire stories from Sunday and also talk about a lot of deep league adds. We also talked some drops, stashes and playoff picture. Plus, a couple tangents, of course.
Jan 20, 2018
Friday Recap, Giannis and Top 25 Pod
Box score breakdown with a lot of game flow struff to cover this one. We’ll also tie in Matt’s Roundball Stew for top 25 going forward. We’ll also hit on the Giannis Antetokounmpo injury. The hot take cannon is armed. Enjoy the full NBA slate today!
Jan 19, 2018
Kemba, Gobert and Russell Podcast
It's a big day for a lot of fantasy owners with D'Angelo Russell and Rudy Gobert back in action. We'll talk about expectations and how it affects others. Kemba Walker is on the trade block, so what does that mean for the rest of the Hornets? We’ll also tie in some of the Thursday stories from last night.