Fantasy Index Podcast

Mark Nulty is joined by renowned fantasy football author Sam Hendricks to discuss variant projection systems for both standard drafts and auctions.

Sam Hendricks is the author of one of the most respected books in the history of the game, Fantasy Football Guidebook.

Hendricks explains the Average Value Theory of doing projections and its advantages over traditional projection methods.

He talks about his modification of the Value Based Drafting theory, which he calls VBD +1 and VBD +2.

The advantage of playing the corners in the draft.

 

He thinks that there are some common mistakes people make during drafts and explains how to avoid them.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Vlad Sedler of Rotowire.com, one of the oldest and most respected sources for fantasy football news and information. Vlad talks about how many owners make the mistake of overvaluing ADP. He also discusses and debates other advanced draft strategies. Vlad talks about the players he likes and who has the potential of being this year's Zach Sudfeld.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Mark Nulty and Fantasy Football Index contributor Andy Richardson tell you how you gain an advantage at the D/ST. Andy is the staff defensive guru and tells you what you should be looking for in evaluating a D/ST. Where in the draft you should be targeting a pick. What defenses or overrated and what ones can be a value pick in later rounds. Andy also gives his thoughts on streaming defenses.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Sigmund Bloom of FootballGuys.com to discuss what you can do to be the most prepared owner at your draft. Plus, who’s on Sigmund’s list of players he wants and players he’s going to avoid.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Shelly Fossum, the 2013 Stanima.com Football Open Champion and Stan Misthios Mark Nulty is joined by Shelly Fossum, the 2013 Stanima.com Football Open Championship. Shelly made $27,000 profit from playing fantasy football last year including $10,000 at Stanima.com. She's also scored big cashes at other contests like FootballGuys.com. They discuss the strategies of drafting in multiple contests. Shelly talks about her sleepers and busts of 2014.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take a look at the second week of the NFL Preseason. Who impressed and who fizzled? What players you can start to get comfortable with and players you should avoid.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Alan Satterlee of FantasyFootballWarehouse.com  to discuss which rookies and second round players are ready for prime time and which ones are overhyped. More importantly, which rookies should you go after in the middle rounds of the draft and which ones you should avoid. They also play a few rounds of Speed Bumps, the game where you have to decide between a group of players you may be forced to choose from in your actual draft. You can play Speed Bumps at FantasyFootballWarehouse.com and win prizes!

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

Stan Misthios of Stanima.com analyzes the recent player movements he's seeing in the dozens of drafts on his site. Stan, an accomplished and credentialed fantasy football players himself, also provides insight as to the players he thinks are overrated and underrated.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan talk about the theory of drafting. They look at where players and what positions are being valued. They also compare the differences in draft strategies versus just a couple of years ago. What players are they targeting in the middle and late rounds that can make a difference on your team?

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Mark Nulty and Charlie Wiegert of CDMSports.com explore different style leagues and the strategies that go with them,. If you've ever considered diversifying and playing a Rotisserie League, Total Points or Best Ball league, Charlie will tell you how to do well. Plus, discussion about playing in high stakes leagues with entry fees of $1,000. How do you know if you're ready to move up in class and bankroll? Charlie tells the fascinating story of his lawsuit against Major League Baseball to use the names and likenesses of professional players without paying a rights fee.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take a look at the first week of the NFL Preseason. Who impressed and who fizzled? What players are making significant moves up and down the draft board. A quarterback nobody is talking about that Ian thinks could end up a Top 10 player and why. Two teams whose players you should avoid.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

Mark Nulty and Mark Hanna of RTSports.com, talk about how football has evolved over the last 20 years and how Real Time Fantasy Sports has evolved with it. What you need to know about starting/running a league, playing daily leagues, and how to be prepared for high stakes fantasy leagues.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty preview the AFC North. Is Josh Gordon worth a draft pick? The chances Andy Dalton repeats last year numbers. The fantasy value of Ray Rice. The running back situation in Cleveland. Plus lots more. 

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

Randy Leslein of FanDraft.com joins Mark Nulty to discuss the biggest night of the year for just about every fantasy league, draft night. Randy talks about things your league can implement to make draft night well organized, smooth, and fun. 

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

What to realistically expect from Peyton Manning this season. Where a dominant quarterback should be drafted. Separating the rest of the QBs in the division. Is Jamaal Charles worth the No. 1 pick overall in a non-PPR league. Sorting out jumbled receiver battles and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

Jonathan Aguiar of DraftKings.com talks about changes in the industry as DraftKings.com merges with DraftStreet.com. Aguiar also talks about the new features that makes the game more fun for all players, including novices. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take are joined by Alan Satterlee of FantasyFootballWarehouse.com for a spirited debate of second year players expected to make a big jump, rookies that can make an immediate impact, and which ones are overhyped. They also discuss who to stash for Dynasty Leagues. They also play a few rounds of Speed Bumps, the game where you have to decide between a group of players you may be forced to choose from in your actual draft. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take an in-depth look at the division that has a lot of young talent but few obvious fantasy standouts:

 

What can keep Andrew Luck from moving into the elite fantasy starter status. Who does Ian think is the best running back in the division? The answer may surprise you. What to make of a lot of young wide receivers, and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take an in-depth look at the division that has an influx of young talent:

 

Can Tom Brady be trusted as a high level fantasy quarterback? Which of the three other young division quarterbacks are ready to step up? How healthy is Rob Gronkowski and can you trust him with a pick in the first three rounds?

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Josh Obusek of FFExcellence.com joins Mark Nulty and talks about  the biggest hole in a lot of owners' game, making weekly lineup decisions. Josh talks about what you can do better to get an edge on the compeition. Plus, players Josh likes and players he's cool on.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

Bryan Hough of FantasyTitan101.com joins Mark Nulty and talks about where he sees the value in early drafts. What players are going earlier than expected and what players are waiting longer in the fantasy green room than expected. Plus, Bryan provides some interesting analysis on what players he likes more than most experts and why.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take an in-depth look at the division that has good talent facing potentially six games against potent defenses:

 

Is either Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson expected to elevate to the next level? Why Carlos Hyde and Christine Michaels may be late round steals. Is the hype going too far in Zac Stacy or Andre Ellington? How soon should take a potential Top 3 defense? Why Percy Harvin may be overrated.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by FootballGuys.com Sigmund Bloom to discuss winning your league in the modern era:

 

How to have an edge in the draft when even the worst owners have ranked draft lists. Where to take chances during the draft. The importance of being sharp after the draft and anticipating trends. Players Sigmund thinks are a value in the draft and players he thinks are going too early. Plus, a lot more about how the game is evolving from a competitive standpoint.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:53am EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan take a look at what to expect for a Top 10 QB with a lineup in flux, and a potential Top 10 QB expected to rebound. Looking at the chances that Doug Martin rebounds. Can you trust Julio Jones and Roddy White? The dilemma of taking Jimmy Graham early. A potential deep sleeper running back that can pay huge dividends. A rookie wide receiver that Ian likes and a hyped rookie he doesn't trust. DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, or None of the Above? All this plus some draft strategy chatter.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:00am EST

How early is too early to take Aaron Rodgers? A surprising elevation of another division quarterback. The problem with Jay Cutler. Adrian Peterson vs. Matt Forte in PPR. Backup running backs that you can draft late that may pay big dividends. Red flags on a couple of potential first round running backs. Are running back sophomore slumps a real thing? Can a system support two top 10 wide receivers? Where do you take Calvin Johnson? A bounce back candidate at tight end. Why Mason Crosby may be the best value of the Top 10 kickers.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan will preview each division starting with the star studded NFC East:

·         DeSean Jackson moving from the Eagles to the Redskins.

·         A premier player that may hate a change in coaching staff.

·         Can Tony Romo bounce back from back surgery?

·         A player that looks like he's at the end of the line.

 

·         Sleepers at running back.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

Welcome to the 2014 season. Mark Nulty and Ian Allan warm up the pipes by taking a look at the top stories of the offseason, including:

  •  DeSean Jackson moving from the Eagles to the Redskins.
  •  Josh Gordon's potential season-long suspension.
  • Is the tock clicking on Marshawn Lynch?
  • Historical analysis in determining which rookie quarterbacks are most likely to have be busts.
  • Which player does Ian think is a "Big Bag of Whale Goo"?
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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty discuss the strategy of picking players for playoff contests, wildcard round analysis, take a look back at the 2013 season, and give opening thoughts on 2014.  

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

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

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty discuss the keys to setting your lineup in most league's Final Four week. Plus, a look back at Chargers-Broncos and a preview of all of Sunday's action.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty discuss whether your philosophy should be different when considering playoff decisions. Plus, a look back at Texans-Jags and a preview of all of Sunday's action.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Ian Allan tells you what you need to know before you set your lineup. A look back at the Thanksgiving games and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Ian Allan tells you what you need to know before you set your lineup. A look back on Thursday night's Saints-Falcons game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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A look back on Thursday night's Colts-Titans game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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A look back on Thursday night's Redskins-Vikings  game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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A look back on Thursday night's Bengals-Dolphins  game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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A look back on Thursday night's Panthers-Bucs  game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

A look back on Thursday night's Seahawks-Cardinals  game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups. Going forward, how to evaluate Josh Freeman, Jake Locker, and Case Keenum. Why Allan is cooler on Percy Harvin's potential return than other experts. Why Allan is buying low on Chris Johnson. Plus a complete look at the Week 7 matchups.

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A look back on Thursday night's Giants-Bears  game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Week 5 preview. A look back on Thursday night's Bills-Browns game and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

In a special edition of the podcast, Allan and Richardson join Mark Nulty to give their secrets for winning weekly fantasy leagues and preview their picks for the FREE $350 Exclusive Week 5 Freeroll on FanDuel!

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A look back on Thursday night's opener and a look ahead to rest of this week's matchups.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty examine both sides of the Trent Richardson blockbuster trade, revaluates the Eagles future, and previews Week 3.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

Richardson and Ian Allan advise you on strategy and picks for a FREE $1,000 Week 3 NFL Contest on DraftStreets!

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty preview Week 2 and look back at Jets-Pats

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

In a special edition of the podcast, Ian Allan and Andy Richardson join Mark Nulty to give their secrets for winning weekly fantasy leagues and preview their picks for the FREE $1,000 NFL Contest on DraftSteet!

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

Allan tells you what you need to know before you set your lineup. A look back on Thursday night's opener and a look ahead to all the first week matchups.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Tips from a $10,000 winner. The 2012 Stanima Football Open Champion talks about draft strategies, middle rounds, waiver wire philosophy, roster construction, and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty talk about the big news of Week 4 of the preseason. How Andre Brown's injury shuffles the running back deck and impacts the value of David Wilson. Plus, late picks and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Matt Schauf with DraftSharks.com and Mark Nulty talk about the players you want to walk away with at your draft.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

What to remember going into the draft. Last minute strategy and instructions before going into the biggest day of your fantasy football season.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

Draft strategies and mistakes to avoid. Mark Nulty is joined by renowned fantasy football author Sam Hendricks to discuss strategies for both standard drafts and auctions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Robert Abbott of SportsPicks.com who talks about players he likes and players he's avoiding heading into this week's fantasy drafts.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Ian Allan who looks at some Week 3 Preseason, tough decisions on players that will probably go early, sleepers, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by long-time RotoWire.com fantasy analyst Kevin Payne. They discuss high risk-high reward picks in the first round such as Arian Foster and CJ Spiller. Plus, the outlook for the Bills, Cardinals, Eagles and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Stan Misthios of www.Stanima.com. They look at the trends of recent drafts, a deep dive into the Kansas City Chiefs, plus analyze strategies for two quarterback leagues.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

Looking at the pros and cons of Value Based Drafting, Means Based Drafting, and more. Game theory expert Paul Herzog examines the different ways of putting together a draft list to help you determine which system is right for you.  

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Valuing players for auctions and salary cap leagues. What players are the best and worst values?

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Ian Allan analyzes Week 2 of the preseason and talks about how the action is affecting his rankings.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:47am EST

Mark Nulty looks at who is being drafted in the early, middle, and late stages of the first round. He explains who he would draft in each stage and why since he's passing on Arian Foster, CJ Spiller, and Trent Richardson.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Mark Nulty takes a look at three players going in the first round, two of them going high in the first, and why he'd like to avoid them if I can.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

One of the biggest trends in fantasy sports is daily games. Jonathan Mongero, the founder of FanThrowdown.com, joins Mark Nulty to discuss how and why these games have become so popular. He also talks about ways the savvy fantasy players can give themselves an edge.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

Mark Nulty and Bryan Siuda of www.RedZoneFantasyFootball.com evaluate some players that are going in the middle and late rounds of a lot of fantasy drafts.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

With more people playing in online high stakes leagues, Mark Nulty talks with Robert January of All Pro Leagues about making sure that the odds are in your favor. Nulty and January examine the way online money leagues, including high stakes leagues, structure their payouts.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty talk about the surprises in Week 1. Allan talks about the adjustments he's looking to make for Monday's rankings. Plus, what's you can learn about draft trends and strategies by examining the FanEx draft. 

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Do's and don'ts of extended online drafts (email drafts). Also, analysis of the first few rounds of the Fantasy Experts (FanEx) draft. 

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

The NFL preseason what to look for what to ignore. Mark Nulty talks about the fantasy relevance of the preseason, or the lack thereof. Nulty talks about the one position where you can find a quality starter during the preseason. How to watch for trends. What are five specific things he wants to see and hopefully have answered this preseason.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Justin Hume of FanDuel.com to discuss how you can cash in on the rise in popularity of one day fantasy leagues.

Hume talks about how players can find advantages when playing one day fantasy leagues. Things that you don't put importance on in season long leagues become critical in daily leagues. Knowing these factors can give you and edge over the competition when making your lineup. Hume talks about weighing the decision between ability vs. matchup. Plus, Hume talks about the strategy you should consider in playing in larger one day fantasy leagues with big cash prizes.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

Mark Nulty talks with Ian Allan of Fantasy Football Index.com about a variety of topics including what roster battles Allan's watching, the affects of the receiver injuries, some thoughts about roster makeup, and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Chris Tilley, who has been the commissioner of his league for 17 years. Tilley talks about what he's learned in his time at the helm that can help you organize and run your league. Tilley discusses  a variety of topics, including: how to get owners to be committed, how to keep owners involved during the season, how to deal with rules changes during the season, dealing with Type A and competitive personalities, dealing with league controversies, how to deal  with "bad" trades, best times to run the draft, best time to conduct a draft, and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Mark Nulty talks about the strategy of being one the last owner's in your draft to take a QB. Whether you planned on waiting or it's just the way the draft develops, you need to have a plan. How long should you wait? What should be your cues for pulling the trigger? Who are the best bets after the top tier? What are some sleepers worth taking a shot on later in your draft?

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Mark Nulty talks about how truly irrelevant preseason strength of schedule ratings are when evaluating and ranking fantasy football players. Mark gives some specific examples where strength of schedule backfires. Mark also talks about two specific areas not to let perceived strength of schedule influence your decisions.

If you're looking to Raise Your Game, visit AFFL.com. AFFL offers leagues ranging from $5 entry fee to a $2000 entry fee. These are 12-team leagues, with 25 percent of entries winning money. Plus, you can qualify for a grand prize of at least $50,000.

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If you're looking for a great mock draft, get into a $5 league. You'll be drafting against real players and not computers.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

Mark Nulty and Mark Hanna of RTSports.com talk about setting up your fantasy league right. How to decide what kind of fantasy player you are and what kind of league you want to play. How to recruit the best fits for your league. The best way to set up your league. Do's and Don'ts for setting up a league. Mark talks about some of the most unusual scoring rules he's seen. Mark also talks about one day fantasy league and draftmaster leagues. Plus, he talks about RTSports.com involvement with Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Wainos World of Fantasy Football with all proceeds going to charity.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

Bob Smolarczyk, commissioner  of AFFL.com talks about playing in high stakes fantasy football leagues. What are some strategies you can implement to give you an edge as you consider going up in stakes?

If you're looking to Raise Your Game, visit AFFL.com. AFFL offers leagues ranging from $5 entry fee to a $2000 entry fee. These are 12-team leagues that pay out 25% of entries. Plus, you can qualify for a grand prize of at least $50,000. 

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

Let Somebody Else Draft Him - I Don't Want Him! Mark Nulty talks about 3 players ranked in the Top 10 at QB, RB, and WR that he really doesn't want to have deal with on his fantasy roster in 2013.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

Mark Nulty is joined by Ian Allan to discuss three stories Ian is especially interested in going into the opening of training camps. Will Chip Kelly's offense translate to the NFL? How much production are the Patriots going to lose? Is it realistic to expect big rushing numbers from QBs this year?

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Mark Nulty and Larry Axelband of DraftStreet.com talk about the hottest craze in fantasy sports, one day fantasy leagues. They discuss how one day leagues work, the benefits on one day leagues, and strategies to help you succeed. Larry also offers podcast listeners a special offer. Sign-up on DraftStreets.com with the code Podcast to play in a one night fantasy baseball league $300 freeroll on Friday 7/26. If you do decide to deposit you'll receive a 30% Deposit Bonus up to $150.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Matt Shauf, Contrarian and Resident Smartass (official title)of Draft Sharks, joins the podcast to talk about different thinking and putting together player rankings that are different from a lot of other experts. He talks about their #2 overall player that sits outside a lot of experts' Top 10. Where DraftSharks.com disagrees with some of FFI Magazine rankings and why. Plus,  tips on how to work a rankings list on draft night, overall draft strategies, and more.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

What are the Does and Don'ts of running a draft? Mark Nulty and Randy Leslein of FanDraft.com talk about the things you can do to make your draft night run smoother. What are the most common mistakes that cause fights and turmoil during the draft? Some alternatives for dealing with owners that always have the clock expire on them during the draft. How to increase and encourage trades during the draft. Alternative ways to select draft order including ways to make it more strategic. What is the Byron Hanspard rule and why should you include it in your league? Plus, remembering Fantasy Football before the Internet.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

Fantasy Football Index Podcast - 07/18/13

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty are joined by Alan Satterlee of www.FantasyFootballWarehouse.com to discuss and debate Dynasty League selections. We also play the game "speed bumps" where you face decisions that you're likely to face during real drafts.

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Ian Allan, Andy Richardson and Justin Eleff talk NFL playoffs. Which underdogs will go farthest? Are the Falcons paper tigers again? Who will be the fantasy MVPs of the coming weekend? Will Tom Brady or Peyton Manning hoist another Lombardi Trophy ?

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Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty discuss how to handle players that looked like stars early but are busts now, where to find QBs late in the season, evaluating injury replacement QBs, looking ahead to fantasy matchups, trophies, and the greatest Made for TV Sporting Event of all time.

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Mark Nulty and Ian Allan get more fantasy relevance out of the Jacksonville Jaguars then anybody thought imaginable. Also what to do if you're "stuck" with a bad QB or RB option, the progression of rookie QBs, planning your fantasy lineup now for the real NFL schedule, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Fantasy Index staffers discuss our roster selections in a free Week 9 game hosted by DraftStreet.com. Come play against us (follow the link at FantasyIndex.com) and win your share of $300!

Direct download: 121102_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_11212.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Mark Nulty and Ian Allan talk about: Looking for alternatives for Jimmy Graham; surprises and trends heading into Week 8; and how to make more effective trades.

Direct download: ffi_podcast_12-10-27_episode_011.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Fantasy Index guru Ian Allan joins host Justin Eleff (@FantasyIndexJE) to talk strength-of-schedule and rate the new starting running backs in Arizona, Green Bay and Indianapolis.

Direct download: 121012_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_101212.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Mark and Ian discuss a variety of topics including: Is it time to give up on Mark Ingram and Titus Young, where do quarterbacks such as Andy Dalton, Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick rank now, the emergence of this year's Tim Tebow, a look at some of the more interesting matchups of the week, Mark makes a horrible joke, perhaps the worst fantasy football move of all time, and more.

Direct download: ffi_podcast_12-10-06_episode_010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

The Fantasy Index staff discusses our picks for this week's Gridiron God contest; compete against us for free at GridironGod.co m.

Direct download: 121005_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_10512.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty take a look at the big issues heading into Week 4 including: the frustration of dealing with platoon situations and strategies; upside down quarterback rankings and why not to panic, strategies for pulling your team out of the cellar, and more. 

Direct download: ffi_podcast_12-09-29_episode_009.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Most of the Fantasy Index staff sits down to discuss our picks for Week 4 in the Fantasy Index Subscriber Super League, hosted by MyFantasyLeague.com. Also: how will the switch from replacement refs to real ones affect fantasy numbers going forward; does anyone still want Chris Johnson?

Direct download: 120928_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_92812.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty take a look at the big issues heading into Week 3 including: Where did Andre Brown come from, how worried is Ian about Chris Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Matthew Stafford, Patriots offense, Packers offense. Mark yells at some kids to get off his lawn and talks about Cam Newton's Superman Dance.

Direct download: ffi_podcast_12-09-22_episode_008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

The Fantasy Index staff sits down to discuss a new Friends of FanDuel contest at FanDuel.com. Play for FREE and win your share of $500 in REAL CASH PRIZES this weekend!

Direct download: 120921_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_92112.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty take a look at the big issues heading into Sunday's Week 2 kickoff: What we got right in Week 1 and where we were Loud Wrong. What's a trend and what's a blip on the radar. The importance of not overreacting to Week 1. The important thing to look at when evaluating an injury report. The problem with getting "too cute" with lineup decisions. Plus, mailbag questions.

Direct download: ffi_podcast_12-09-15_episode_007.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

The Fantasy Index staff sits down to discuss the new Fantasy Index Freeroll at DraftStreet.com. Play for FREE and win REAL CASH PRIZES this weekend! Among the players our staffers pick to play for us in Week 2: Victor Cruz, Maurice Jones-Drew and Christian Ponder. Yup, that Christian Ponder.

Direct download: 120914_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_91412.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Ian Allan and Mark Nulty discuss how to deal with the high level of uncertainty of Week 1, biggest movers up and down the draft board since the start of pre-season, handling the first few weeks of the waiver wire, strategies for waiver wire bidding leagues, how to determine when to unload the mid-round guy that isn't working out, your mailbag questions, and more. 

Direct download: ffi_podcast_12-09-07_episode_006.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Bill Enright of FFChamps.com joins the podcast to discuss the fantasy implications of Wednesday's NFL season opener between the Cowboys and Giants. Should you scramble to add Kevin Ogletree to your team? And just how bad is the running game in Gotham?

Direct download: 120907_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_9712.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 4:34am EST

Justin Eleff (@FantasyIndexJE) previews the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams; sponsored by the always free-to-play Fantasy Index Subscriber Super League (look for the link at FantasyIndex.com).

Direct download: 120905_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_9512.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Justin Eleff (@FantasyIndexJE) previews the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers; sponsored by DraftDay (use promo code FANTASYINDEX to double your deposit bonus at DraftDay.com!).

Direct download: 120904_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_9412.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Justin Eleff (@FantasyIndexJE) previews the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints; sponsored by the Fantasy Football Players Championship (MyFFPC.com).

Direct download: 120903_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_9312.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 6:57am EST

Justin Eleff (@FantasyIndexJE) previews the Carolina Panthers' fantasy season; sponsored by CDMSports.com.

Direct download: 120902_Fantasy_Index_Podcast_-_9212.mp3
Category:Fantasy Football -- posted at: 8:13am EST