Fantasy Index Podcast

Deshaun Watson takes a knee, Ian Allan and Justin Eleff pick the underrated and overrated players of Week 9, and the Fantasy Index Blackout with Jessy dips below the surface of the water. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.


Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss the on- and off-field headlines coming off of Week 8, then look ahead to Week 9 of the fantasy season. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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Justin Eleff sorts through a busy week in waiver wire considerations: suspensions (for real this time! maybe!), trades, byes galore. Sponsored by Draft Day Sports Pro Football 2018 (draftdaysports.com).

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff pick the underrated and overrated fantasy players of Week 8 and spotlight possible one-week fill-ins, then listeners share their tips in the Fantasy Index Blackout with Jessy. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.


Ian Allan and Justin Eleff share their personal headlines coming off of Week 7 of the NFL season, then preview the Week 8 schedule. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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Justin Eleff works the waiver wire to get you through Week 8 (with six teams on their byes) and into the stretch run of the fantasy season. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Weekly.

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A day after Kansas City and Oakland play the wildest game of the week (it has to be, right?), Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview the rest of Week 7. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 6 and talk through injured quarterbacks, fluid running back situations and whether there are any good teams in the AFC. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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Another terrible injury has Justin Eleff wiping away tears to look at the waiver wire. Sponsored by RotoWire.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 6, and our usual Friday segment steps out for a leisurely Sunday brunch. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff review Week 5 and discuss this season's rookie quarterbacks and the teams most likely to land next season's rookie quarterbacks. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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After another round of devastating injuries, an empathetic Justin Eleff returns to the waiver wire. Sponsored by Draft Day Sports Pro Football 2018 (draftdaysports.com).

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 5, and Andy Richardson takes some abuse (in absentia) for his performance to date in the Fantasy Index Blackout.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff review Week 4 of the NFL season and preview Thursday's Patriots-Bucs matchup. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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After losing perhaps his most important player of 2017, Justin Eleff hopes to scrape by with a lot of luck on the waiver wire. Sponsored by Draft Day Sports Pro Football 2018 (draftdaysports.com).

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 4, and a new installment of the Fantasy Index Blackout with Jessy tells you which prospect is the Times New Roman of NFL quarterbacks. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff review Week 3 of the NFL season, when old quarterbacks were up-and-down and the Fantasy Index Blackout was not entirely on the up-and-up. Sponsored by DraftKings.

 

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Before taking his weekly look at the waiver wire, Justin Eleff sorts through what is real around the NFL in 2017 and what may not be. Sponsored by Footballguys.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 3 of the NFL regular season; second installment of Fantasy Index Blackout with Jessy. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.

 

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff review Week 2 and find a few good players and teams in the current NFL wasteland. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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Justin Eleff preaches patience but spotlights a few key targets who might help your fantasy teams after Week 2. Sponsored by RotoWire.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 2 of the NFL regular season, and a special guest joins the podcast to share two verrrrrry deep sleeper picks. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Blackout.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff revisit Week 1 to tell you who looked good and why everyone else looked bad. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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After a deflating Week 1 (hey there, David Johnson owners), Justin Eleff works the waiver wire to help replace your injured fantasy stars. Sponsored by RotoWire.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss NFL roster cutdowns and preview Week 1 of the regular season. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Weekly.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss the week's headlines and recap Week 3 of the NFL preseason. Sponsored by The Draft Kit (DraftKit.com).

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How to win your fantasy auction in four easy steps. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss the week's headlines and recap Week 2 of the NFL preseason. Sponsored by FantasyFootballDraftBoard.net.

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Andy Richardson and Justin Eleff discuss dynasty leagues after a very ugly night of preseason football. Sponsored by FantasyIndex.com - Preseason Cheat Sheet Updates available now, Redrafter and Weekly products coming soon.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss players who impressed them in Week 1 of the NFL preseason. Sponsored by ExtraPointPress.com.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss the fantasy ramifications of recent happenings around the NFL, including the Ezekiel Elliott suspension and the Sammy Watkins trade. Sponsored by EZ Draft (EZDraft.com).

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Aaron Bland of YouRulz.com joins host Justin Eleff to talk fantasy roster configuration and draft strategy. Sponsored by Commish Kit (CommishKit.com).

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff name the most overrated fantasy players of 2017. Sponsored by The Draft Kit (DraftKit.com).

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Ian Poteet of YouRulz joins host Justin Eleff to talk about which players he will and will not be drafting in 2017. Sponsored by YouRulz.com.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff pick 2017 fantasy sleepers from each NFC division. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies.

 

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Conclusion of Thursday's conversation with Scott Pianowski of Yahoo Sports, in which he extols the virtues of good players on very bad teams. Sponsored by the Fantasy Index Open (coming soon at FantasyIndex.com).

 

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Scott Pianowski of Yahoo Sports joins host Justin Eleff to talk about which players he has drafted most frequently so far (including one he already has on a dozen teams) and which superstar he won't touch at the top of any draft in 2017. Sponsored by the Draft Dominator app from Footballguys.

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In his podcast debut, Fantasy Index co-founder Bruce Taylor tells the magazine's origin story. Sponsored by DraftKings.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff pick 2017 fantasy sleepers from each AFC division. Sponsored by RealTime Fantasy Sports (rtsports.com).

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff debate sophomore QBs (Jared Goff vs. Carson Wentz) and Bucs TEs (Cameron Brate vs. O.J. Howard), then name sleepers to watch in the upcoming preseason. Sponsored by Fantasy Football Index - FREE Internet Update coming 7/24 for magazine purchasers.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff kick off a new season of the podcast by debating the 2017 fantasy merits of Panthers QB Cam Newton and new Patriots WR Brandin Cooks. Sponsored by YouRulz.com.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff recap the Fantasy Index Open (sponsored by Affordable Trophies) and preview Super Bowl LI.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview the Championship round of the NFL playoffs.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Sunday's Divisional Round playoff games: Pittsburgh at Kansas City and Green Bay at Dallas.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Saturday's Divisional Round playoff games: Seattle at Atlanta and Houston at New England.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Sunday's Wild Card games.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff discuss popular formats for playoffs-based fantasy leagues and preview Saturday's Wild Card games.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff work overtime to put Week 17 and the NFL regular season to bed.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff squeeze a few last drops of interest out of the 2016 NFL regular season.

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Justin Eleff attempts to separate Week 17 wheat from so, so much Week 17 chaff.

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Justin Eleff previews Week 16 and preps you for your fantasy Super Bowl in one full-service episode of the podcast.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff complete their preview of Week 15. Ian roots for and against the Tennessee Titans.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff review Week 14 and look ahead to this week's NFL games -- including Rams-Seahawks on Thursday night.

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Justin Eleff digs all the way down to kickers to get you another fantasy playoffs win this week.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 14 and find one-week rentals to help you win your fantasy playoff games.

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Justin Eleff takes a bye-week mentality into Week 13 and the upcoming fantasy playoffs.

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THANKSGIVING SPECIAL: Ian Allan and Justin Eleff talk turkey (and football) ahead of Week 12.

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Justin Eleff strains a muscle trying to replace A.J. Green and then gets defensive for Week 12.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 11 and bet on the Browns and Colin Kaepernick, respectively.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 10, talk through ever-changing running back situations and count the Super Bowl contenders on one hand.

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Justin Eleff works the Week 11 waiver wire and reaffirms his strongest Crappy Quarterback man crush.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 10.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 9, talk emerging running backs and preview Thursday night's game.

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Justin Eleff works the Week 10 waiver wire for you, America.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 9, bet on tight ends and make Super Bowl predictions no one will be happy with.

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Justin Eleff says taking a loss might not be the worst way to kick off the new month. Or you can pick up Sam Bradford.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 8, and jump at the chance to pit Ryan Fitzpatrick against Alex Smith.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff revisit what was a very difficult Week 7 for one of them. Justin draws a 15-yard penalty for taunting.

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Strange days for the podcast; Justin Eleff praises Davante Adams and recommends trading your best players.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview the weekend's games and find plenty to bet on.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 6 of the NFL season and zoom in on the new-look Packers ahead of their Thursday game.

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Justin Eleff works the waiver wire to find streaming quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers for Week 7.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 6, with a new focus on underdogs and the same old love for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 5 and discuss recent changes around the NFL.

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Justin Eleff sees a beautiful future, and it looks a lot like Marty Mornhinweg.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 5 of the NFL season.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 4, with a quick layover in London.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff recap a bet so ugly it feels like there was no winner, then survey the NFL landscape after Week 3 -- including the state of the Dolphins' running game heading into Thursday Night Football.

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Justin Eleff roots for Terrelle Pryor and works the Week 4 waiver wire two different ways.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 3 and dumb this week's bet way, way down.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff put a bow (or is it a grave marker?) on Week 2 of the NFL season, trying harder than ever before to find serviceable running backs on the waiver wire.

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Justin Eleff scours the waiver wire after a bloody Week 2.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 2 and make an impossibly complicated bet.

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Ian Allan and Justin Eleff take a closer look at Week 1, including how the Chargers looked before and after the Keenan Allen injury, which teams may have had deceptive preseasons and which players you should not panic on (yet).

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Justin Eleff mourns the loss of Chargers WR Keenan Allen and talks strategy for using the waiver wire in Week 2 and beyond.

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Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff talk Josh Gordon, Tony Romo, Teddy Bridgewater (and the Vikings he leaves behind) and Washington.

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Justin Eleff talks about the most hyped fantasy position of 2016 -- wide receiver -- and how to use the hype to your advantage.

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Justin Eleff talks draft and auction strategy, including why you should consider breaking the bank for Randolph Horowitz.

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Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff discuss the Ravens and Seahawks, then check back in on the floundering Dolphins.

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Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff discuss Week 2 of the NFL preseason and the season-long prospects of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff talk through likely (and unlikely) fantasy contributors in Tampa Bay, Denver and Oakland.

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Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff discuss impressive preseason offenses in Jacksonville, Carolina and Tennessee.

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Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff get excited about the Eagles and Browns. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies (AffordableTrophies.com).

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Host Justin Eleff discusses the comeback prospects of various hard-luck cases from last season.

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Host Justin Eleff runs down the top running backs and wonders if there is any such thing as a top running back in 2016.

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Fantasy Football Index - 07/21/16

Fantasy Football Index publisher Ian Allan and host Justin Eleff talk Dolphins, Bears, preseason football, the latest crop of castoffs seeking rejuvenation in New England.

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Ian Allan and Mark Nulty tell you what you need to know to help you win your playoff matchup. Apologies in advance for some bad audio for the first part of the podcast. The issue will be cleared up next week.

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Ian Allan and Mark Nulty tell you what you need to know before you set your lineup plus a look ahead to playoff matchups

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Ian Allan and Mark Nulty tell you what you need to know before you set your lineup.

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