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Fitz on Fantasy is THE podcast for obsessive fantasy football enthusiasts. Brought to you each week by Pat Fitzmaurice with a special guest from the fantasy football industry to discuss fantasy's hottest topics and dish out plenty of advice, with occasional forays into food, music, TV, and other real-world topics. Fitzmaurice has been sharing top notch fantasy tips since the '90s, when he was an editor at Pro Football Weekly. He was 2017's second-most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros accur ...
 
Welcome to the Hangover Couch. Just a few guys talking about the important things in life; Fantasy Football. Sports. Food & Beer. Sports. Girls. And of course, some sports. You are guaranteed to have a few laughs, dominate your fantasy football league, and learn a few things along the way. Why listen to your dad’s old radio stations when you can listen to us? So if you stayed out a little too late last night and are having a rough morning… join us on the Hangover Couch.
 
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The focus shifts to dynasty this week, and joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is a titan of the dynasty community, Rich Dotson, a.k.a. Dynasty Rich (@DynastyRich), founder of the Dynasty Nerds website. But Rich isn’t just a dynasty guy. He was one of 20 finalists in this year’s Scott Fish Bowl, and he recaps his great 2021 SFB run. Rich and Pa…
 
We’ve reached the end of the 2021 fantasy season, but as a new year dawns, we’re already looking ahead to 2022 drafts. Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is his producer, Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland), who also co-hosts the RotoViz Overtime podcast with Shawn Siegele and produces the Stealing Bananas podcast with Siegele and Ben Gret…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) for the final show of 2021 is C.H. Herms (@HermsNFL) of The Lateral podcast and FootballAbsurdity.com. A.J. Brown made a splashy return from injury in Week 16. What is AJB’s dynasty value and where should he go in 2022 drafts? Should we be interested in both Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins next year? Is it time…
 
On the heels of one of the weirdest, wildest, most unnavigable weeks of fantasy football in recent memory, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Nick Traicoff, a.k.a. The Wolf of Roto Street, to sift through the wreckage. After a show-opening damage assessment, Wolf and Pat discuss Jeff Wilson, Gabriel Davis, Devin Singletary, Rhamondre Steve…
 
With the fantasy playoffs upon us, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Jorge Martin of Familia FFB.com (@jorgemartin17). Is Rashaad Penny ready to help his fantasy managers win championships? Is Taysom Hill a trustworthy fantasy asset for the stretch run? Jorge and Pat tackle those questions and also discuss Hunter Renfrow, Deebo Samuel an…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is FantasyPros and Footballguys contributor Jeff Bell (@4WhomJBellTolls). After attending this week’s Chargers-Bengals game in Cincinnati, Jeff offers thoughts on the futures of Bengals WRs Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. The big newsmaker of Week 13 was Broncos RB Javonte Williams, and Jeff and Pat …
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in FantasyPros colleague Joe Pisapia (@Joe Pisapia17), host of the FantasyPros Football Podcast and the editor-in-chief of the Black Book fantasy guide. Joe and Pat dissect the Dalvin Cook injury and the value of Alexander Mattison going forward, then discuss the evolution of the RB position in fantasy footb…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Victoria Geary (@ffb_victoria), co-host of the Footballguys Mailbag Show and a capo in the Bills Mafia. Victoria starts by detailing her Thanksgiving plans – sorry, but they’re probably more fun than yours – and revealing her favorite Thanksgiving foods. Then, Pat and Victoria look into the futur…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Michael Salfino (@Michael Salfino) of The Athletic, FiveThirtyEight.com, and The Breakfast Table Podcast for a wide-ranging conversation about fantasy football, the NFL in general. and music. Through 10 weeks, who are the Super Bowl favorites in a topsy-turvy NFL season? Mike and Pat assess some of the ca…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Matthew Freedman (@MattFtheOracle), and their first order of business is to sift through the wreckage of what looks like a season-ending injury for RB Derrick Henry. Is Jeremy McNichols the next man up for the Titans? How will this affect the fantasy value of Ryan Tannehill and A.J. Brown? Matt a…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice @Fitz_FF) welcomes in fellow Chicagoan Andy Behrens (@andybehrens) of Yahoo Fantasy, and of course the conversation begins with a little Bears talk. After some nightmarish performances, should we be concerned about Justin Fields’ long-term future? And is rookie RB Khalil Herbert good enough to have a significant role in the Chi…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Troy King (@TKingMode) of Footballguys.com and Yahoo Fantasy. After a brief discussion about injuries and horror movies, Troy, a Dolphins fan, offers his take on Miami’s convoluted backfield, the value of Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki, and whether Tua Tagovailoa is going to become a quality NFL quarterba…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Dave Kluge (@Dave Kluge) of Footballguys.com, co-host of the Footballguys Mailbag Show. It’s Bears-Packers week, and with Dave and Pat on opposite sides of the NFL’s oldest and most storied rivalry, they share some Bears-Packers memories and discuss Justin Fields, Allen Robinson and A.J. Dillon. …
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in 4for4.com senior editor Jennifer Eakins (@themondaymommy), proving that Pat doesn’t hold grudges even though Jen and John Paulsen just defeated Pat and Melissa Jacobs in a big Week 4 Hall of Fantasy League showdown. Jen discusses her HOFL team, the Boston Barflies, and the outlook for two of her running b…
 
Mike Tagliere of FantasyPros died last week after a battle with COVID-19. Tags was a beloved figure in the fantasy industry – an outstanding analyst deeply devoted to his work, and a mentor and friend to many. Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Dan Harris (@danharris80) of FantasyPros to discuss their friend, to share stories, to remember, m…
 
Fitz on Fantasy returns after a one-week hiatus, which host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) explains at the top of the show. Then he brings in Joe Bond (F6P_Joe) of FantasySixPack.net and the Fantasy Six Pack hour to discuss some early-season developments. What does the insertion of Taylor Heinicke mean for the Washington offense, and will J.D. McKissic…
 
The offseason is over! The NFL season is nigh! With just hours to go before the Thursday-night kickoff, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Matt Donnelly (@MattDonnellyFF) of dynastyvipers.com and the ViperCast. Should we feel confident about Dak Prescott now that he’s back from a shoulder injury? And how good should we feel about his Week…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Joe Dolan, who’s the managing editor and co-owner of FantasyPoints.com and will be in your ear on NFL Sundays as the co-host of “Gameday” on the Sirius XM Channel. Joe and Pat talk about how to value Gus Edwards after the J.K. Dobbins injury. Could Edwards be a Derrick Henry lite? There’s also a re-exami…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) opens the show with a shout-out to ailing friend Mike Tagliere, then welcomes in Sean Koerner (@The_Oddsmaker) of The Action Network. Sean and Pat discuss where James Robinson should go in fantasy drafts now that Travis Etienne is out for the season, and whether Marquez Callaway should be a draft target after his tou…
 
This is a BIG week of fantasy drafts, so host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in another heavy-hitting guest, Justin Boone (@justinboone) of TheScore.com. Justin and Pat open with a meditation on Preseason Week 1, focusing on the shifting tectonics of the Miami RB situation and the increasing appeal of the Denver offense. Justin and Pat compare…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) of Yahoo Sports and ReceptionPerception.com. Despite being FantasyPros’ reigning accuracy champ for draft rankings, Matt has a fraught relationship with fantasy rankings. He and Pat discuss the shortcomings of rankings and projections, and Matt talks about how he gen…
 
August is upon us, and with the heart of fantasy draft season dead ahead, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) of Yahoo Fantasy. Scott shares his philosophy on how to value injured players, and he and Pat discuss what to do with Michael Thomas and how to value Jonathan Taylor and other Colts now that Carson…
 
With NFL training camps opening in full this week, RotoViz co-owner and Zero-RB innovator Shawn Siegele (@FF_Contrarian) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to cover a wide array of fantasy topics. Is Jonathan Taylor ready to become a fantasy ultra-back? Shawn offers compelling reasons to take Taylor in the middle of the first round. Although he …
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is one of his closest friends in the fantasy media, John Paulsen (@4for4_John) of 4for4.com. John and Pat start by pouring one out for Ted Ginn Jr. a longtime favorite of John’s who just announced his retirement after 14 NFL seasons. Then the conversation turns to young quarterbacks, with John and P…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) relinquishes control of the show by bringing on everyone’s favorite alpha podcaster, Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion) of PlayerProfiler.com. After some discussion about how long a slow draft should take, Matt sheds light on his Scott Fish Bowl draft so far, talking about how the power of stacking pushed him toward an A…
 
It’s Scott Fish Bowl week! Helping host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) celebrate this fantasy-industry holiday is Rumboyz Robbie (@RumboyzR) of the Rumboyz Fantasy Network. Robbie and Pat talk about their very different #SFB11 positional strategies, the valuation of quarterbacks in Scott Fish’s unique QB scoring system, and the kicker who seems destine…
 
On this week’s episode, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) catches up with newly minted Tennesseean Mike Tagliere (MikeTagliereNFL) of FantasyPros.com. What most surprises Tags these days when he surveys ADP information and expert rankings? He makes the case that Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Lamar Jackson are being severely undervalued. Tags, a Bears fan…
 
With fantasy football draft season soon to begin in earnest, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by the Swami of Konami, Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) of Sharp Football Analysis, for some high-level conversation about draft strategy. Rich wasn’t that into Stefon Diggs or Keenan Allen last year but kept drafting them anyway. Find out why method dra…
 
We’re less than a week away from the official start of summer, which means the heart of fantasy draft season is dead ahead. Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in longtime Footballguys staffer Jason Wood (@fbgwood) for a wide-ranging discussion on fantasy and non-fantasy topics alike. Jason and Pat name some players they believe to be misprice…
 
The Julio Jones trade is the big news of the week, and Dan Clasgens (@DanClasgens) of the Fantistics Insider show on the Sirius XM Fantasy Channel joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to break it down. What does the trade do for the fantasy value of Julio? How far should we drop A.J. Brown and Matt Ryan on our draft boards? How much of a bump shou…
 
Chris Allen (@ChrisAllenFFWX) of Footballguys.com and 4for4.com joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to discuss two of the greatest things in life: fantasy football and beer. Chris reveals the WR traits he’s looking for in the early, middle, and late rounds of drafts and lists a few of the receivers he likes at their respective costs, including Am…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Matt Schauf of Draft Sharks (@SchaufDS) to parse some of the hard-to-read RB situations. Will Leonard Fournette’s playoff momentum carry over to the 2021 regular season? Will Travis Etienne completely trash James Robinson’s value? Is it worth investing in Trey Sermon? How confident should we feel about Mi…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Pete Davidson (@Rotobahn) to discuss fantasy football and music. Pete and Pat start by discussing how rookies Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne might fare in Jacksonville under new head coach Urban Meyer. Pete makes the case that dynasty managers shouldn’t get locked into their pre-draft evaluations of r…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Dalton Del Don (@daltondeldon) of Yahoo Fantasy, a longtime 49ers fan who thinks Trey Lance deserves consideration as pick 1.01 in superflex dynasty rookie drafts. Dalton also sizes up a San Francisco RB room that now includes rookies Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell, and he offers his thoughts on how tar…
 
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) from NFL.com and the NFL Network to discuss rookie landing spots. With so many disappointing RB/team matchups, how excited should we be about the Najee Harris/Steelers fit? Will Melvin Gordon block Javonte Williams in Denver? What should we mak…
 
NFL Draft week is finally upon us, and host Pat Fitzmaurice celebrates by bringing in Matt Waldman, longtime Footballguys.com staffer and the creator of the indispensable Rookie Scouting Portfolio, a must-have for fantasy managers. Matt explains why Peyton Manning was a chef and Tom Brady was a baker, then discusses which of the top QBs from this c…
 
It’s another dynasty-heavy episode of Fitz on Fantasy this week, as host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Shane Manila (@ShaneIsTheWorst) of Dynasty League Football and the Dynasty Trades HQ podcast. Shane and Pat start by talking about their preferred dynasty formats. Is there a case to be made for 1QB dynasty leagues? Is TE premium the way…
 
The NFL Draft draws ever nearer, so the Class of 2021 continues to be a primary topic on the show. This week, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in RotoViz co-owner and senior analyst Dave Caban (@DaveCabanFF) to discuss his research into the rookie RBs and WRs. Which metrics should we be looking at? Who’s popped in Dave’s research, and who has…
 
With the draft only three weeks away, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) talks fantasy prospects with everybody’s favorite former college CB, Ray Garvin (@RayGQue), co-host of the FantasyPros Dynasty Football Podcast and the Breakout Finder Podcast on the RotoUnderworld. Who are the 49ers taking at No. 3, and who should they take? Ray explains why he’…
 
It’s been almost three years, but Scott Fish (@ScottFish24) finally makes his return to Fitz on Fantasy. As someone who runs fantasy leagues for a living, Scott tells host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) which qualities are most important for commissioners and shares a clause that should be in every set of league rules. Scott and Pat also discuss how fa…
 
It’s a dynasty-heavy show this week, as host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Curtis Patrick of RotoViz (@CPatrickNFL). Curtis and Pat dive in by discussing Kenny Golladay’s dynasty outlook with the Giants and whether this is a good time to trade for JuJu Smith-Schuster. Curtis also lists a few signings that he thinks may have perked up play…
 
We’re drinking from the fire hose of the opening days of free agency, and the great Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) of Footballguys.com joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) to process some of the early signings. What should we make of the Patriots’ free-agent splurge? Will TEs Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry cannibalize each other’s numbers? Is the WFT…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice this week is Derek Brown, senior analyst of Fade the Noise and co-host of the Chalk Fade podcast. In a Seussian turn, Derek slips into the role of Cam-I-Am to convince a skeptical Pat that Cam Akers is indeed delicious at an early-second-round ADP. D-Bro then talks about his new rookie RB crush, Javonte Williams. There’…
 
We’re just under two months away from the NFL Draft, and there’s prospect talk galore in this week’s marathon episode, as Thor Nystrom (@thorku), the lead college football and NFL Draft analyst for NBC Sports Edge (formerly Rotoworld) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice (Fitz_FF). Thor explains why criticism of Justin Fields’ field-reading ability is unfair…
 
This week, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by distinguished RotoViz and Fade the Noise alumnus Anthony Amico (@amicsta), who’s now lone-wolfing it with a blog/newsletter/toolbox called In the Aggregate that you can find at amicsta.substack.com. Anthony and Pat discuss last week’s Carson Wentz trade, whether Wentz can get his career back o…
 
Host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) welcomes in Pat Kerrane (@PatKerrane), co-host of the Ship Chasing podcast and part of the Establish the Run team. The two Pats discuss the Zero-RB strategy, why it worked so well in 2020 and how it sets up for 2021, and Kerrane pinpoints some attractive middle- and late-round RB targets. With draft rooms open, there…
 
Joining host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) this week is Alex Dunlap of RosterWatch (@AlexDunlapNFL), who touted James Robinson as a potential sleeper on Pat’s show a year ago. After Pat gives Alex due credit for that astute call, Alex talks about everything he and RosterWatch partner Byron Lambert saw when they were in Mobile, Alabama, for last week’s…
 
Fitz on Fantasy is back after a monthlong hiatus, and host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Jordan McNamara (McNamaraDynasty), a member of the Football Guys staff and the author of “The Analytics of Dynasty,” a treasure trove for dynasty enthusiasts. Jordan and Pat start by discussing the big Rams-Lions trade and its implications for individ…
 
It’s fantasy football championship week, and there are myriad injuries to be navigated in the most important week of the fantasy season. To find out who’ll be playing and who won’t be, host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) brings in Dr. Jene Bramel of Football Guys (@JeneBramel), who’s been doing first-rate injury analysis for years. Jene talks about som…
 
As the 2020 fantasy season nears the finish line, rankings and DFS ace Rob Waziak of thefantasyfootballers.com (@WazNFL) joins host Pat Fitzmaurice to review some of their 2020 hits and misses and where they both went wrong on Lamar Jackson and Tyler Higbee. Waz and Pat also talk about some of the noteworthy developments from Week 14. Can Jalen Hur…
 
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