Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast show

Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast

Summary: Yahoo Sports’ world-class fantasy experts Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Liz Loza & Scott Pianowski dish out top-notch fantasy and betting advice (plus a hefty dose of life advice) on America’s top fantasy football platform. We can't guarantee you'll win your league each fall, but with five different voices, personalities and philosophies, the Yahoo Fantasy crew offers everything you need to become a better and more informed fantasy manager.

Podcasts:

 Non-standard league settings you may want to consider next fantasy football season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:06

Andy Behrens is joined by Scott Fish, famously of the eponymous Scott Fish Bowl to discuss league settings and thorny commissioner situations on today's podcast. But first, the guys discuss a pair of NFL stories that just won't die: Aaron Rodgers confirmed his much-reported rift with Packers management after not reporting for OTAs; and Julio Jones revealed on live TV to Shannon Sharpe that he's, "out of [Atlanta.]" For the bulk of the show, Andy & Scott run through a number of non-default settings and scoring changes your league can make to spice things up in the 2021 season and beyond: changes to QB, TE and K scoring, points per first down and more. (12:10) Finally, Andy closes out the show inquiring about Kellen Mond, Irv Smith Jr. and the long-term prospects of the Minnesota Vikings (48:05). Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcas  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 BS-O-Meter: Najee at WR, Tebow at TE, Julio Jones trade partners & more | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:41

In late May, with only a few minicamps going on, we're in prime silly season for odd stories coming out of NFL franchises. The Pittsburgh Steelers are using Najee Harris at wideout! DeSean Jackson has a supernatural connection with Matthew Stafford in Los Angeles! The Philadelphia Eagles locker room culture has been changed in a matter of weeks thanks to new head coach Nick Sirianni! Matt Harmon & Dalton Del Don run through all those stories and more, trying to determine: are these BS or not? In the latter half of the episode, Matt explains why the Dallas Cowboys are the most stackable offense in the league (38:30) & the guys show some worry over the New Orleans Saints offense in 2021. (48:00) Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Trevor Lawrence's QB1 potential & why we're fading the Falcons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:12

After four months in the driver's seat for Trevor Lawrence in the NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are still creating intrigue in the offseason. Coach Urban Meyer controversially worked out first-round RB Travis Etienne at WR during last week's rookie minicamp causing the fantasy industry, as it often does, to flip out. Yahoo's very own Scott Pianowski is joined by Pat Fitzmaurice of The Football Girl and the Fitz on Fantasy podcast; they kick off the show taking a deeper look at the former 1-15 team, Trevor Lawrence's outlook for 2021, the addition of Marvin Jones to the receiver corps and more. Next, the guys discuss the teams and players they're fading this year, starting off with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Kyle Pitts and the Atlanta Falcons. (13:00) Later on, the guys talk about some of their other fades including Joe Mixon, David Montgomery, Miles Sanders, Ezekiel Elliott and more (25:15) Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 5 QBs, 5 lingering questions for the offseason | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:51

The NFL draft is now comfortably two weeks in the rear-view mirror. Free agency feels like it was four years ago. Now that the transitional period of the NFL offseason is in the books and we wait for training camp to begin, some major questions still remain. Liz Loza is joined by Yahoo's senior NFL reporter Charles Robinson to get the insider's take on some of the league's most pressing QB issues: What is going between the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers? What is the latest on the allegations against Deshaun Watson and can we expect to see him in a Texans uniform this September? When will we see the Bears, 49ers and Patriots turn to their prized first round QBs Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones? Finally, Liz & Charles wrap up the podcast talking about Wednesday night's schedule release, the upcoming games they're most excited about and the one game that's set to break regular season records for ticket price. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Tebow returns, Swift vs. C.E.H. & debating Yahoo's initial expert rankings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:59

No, it's not 2012. Yes, we're unfortunately still living in this timeline. And yes, Tim Tebow is back in the NFL. Andy Behrens & Dalton Del Don kick off this Tuesday afternoon fantasy football podcast discussing some of the latest mid-May NFL news: baseball's very own Tim Tebow has returned to the gridiron, signing a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars; Seattle's DK Metcalf failed to qualify for the Olympics at a track meet last weekend; and the Detroit Lions finally parted ways with Kerryon Johnson. The Johnson news spurs a D'Andre Swift vs. Clyde Edwards-Helaire debate. Later in the show, Andy & Dalton argue about the initial Yahoo expert rankings heading into the 2021 season. Yes, there's consensus about Christian McCaffrey at the number 1 spot again this year, however, things get messy and spicy after that. Could Cam Akers really be a top five RB this year? What should fantasy managers do with Davante Adams, who may not have Aaron Rodgers throwing to him this year? is DeAndre Hopkins due for a regression? Could CeeDee Lamb make the leap into WR1 status?The guys discuss all those players and more. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaltonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Rookie Snapshot 2021: Best fantasy landing spots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:51

The 2021 NFL draft is in the books, so now it's time to look back and see how we did. Liz Loza & Eric Edholm grade their pre-draft predictions and analyze the top rookie prospects, the teams they were drafted by and which ones have the path to immediate fantasy success in 2021. Najee Harris is on a no-doubt path to volume in Pittsburgh, but will his offensive line hold up? Is Trey Sermon destined for success in San Francisco, or is he doomed to split touches in Kyle Shanahan's RBBC system? On the receivers side, Ja'Marr Chase seems primed for a season where he could see at least 100 targets thanks to his old buddy Joe Burrow. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Liz & Eric see Devonta Smith easily snatching the WR1 position on the depth chart sooner rather than later. Hear Liz & Eric's thoughts on 14 rookies plus one late-round sleeper you should keep an eye on. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Eric @Eric_Edholm Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 NFL Draft Rounds 2-7: RBs, WRs, winners and losers from the draft's final two days | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:34

Scott Pianowski & Andy Behrens recap rounds two through seven of this weekend's NFL draft: the good, the bad and the ugly. Which teams improved their situations in 2021 and beyond and which teams left us scratching our heads? How does the Broncos trading up to secure North Carolina's Javonte Williams affect Melvin Gordon's draft stock? An abundance of wideouts were selected to close out round two — should you care about any of them? Did the Houston Texans signal the end of the Deshaun Watson era? Are we poised for a Sam Darnold breakout year in Carolina? Scott & Andy answer those questions and more on this Sunday edition of the forecast. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaldonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 NFL Draft Round 1: Trey Lance, Justin Fields & Mac Jones surprises highlight otherwise chalky night | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:08

Thursday was a long day for NFL fans. First, Tim Tebow resurfaced from baseball purgatory to offer his services to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Next, Aaron Rodgers just about destroyed the internet with his perfectly-timed appeal to get out of Green Bay. Then, the draft happened. Liz Loza, Dalton Del Don & Matt Harmon recap the highs, the lows and the WTFs from night one, round one of the 2021 NFL Draft. Is there anything to glean from the chalky picks of Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson at 1 and 2? How does the squad feel about San Francisco's month of subterfuge paying off with the selection of NDSU's Trey Lance? With five WRs going off the board in the first night, which one do they like the most for fantasy? Hear the answer to all those questions and more on today's podcast & watch out for our recap of rounds 2-7 on Sunday night. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaldonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Julio Jones rumors, why Lance to SF makes sense & Williams may be best RB in the class of '21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:12

It's finally here (in two days)! Andy Behrens is joined by NBC Sports Edge's Thor Nystrom in the final episode of the podcast before this weekend's NFL Draft. After addressing the pro-level rumor of the week, that the Atlanta Falcons are fielding trade offers on star WR Julio Jones, Andy & Thor dive into their final thoughts and assessments heading into Thursday night's draft. After a spring full of gossip connecting the San Francisco 49ers to Alabama QB Mac Jones, Thor outlines why Trey Lance seems like the obvious answer all along and breaks down the & cons of both prospects. Later in the show, they guys talk about why North Carolina RB Javonte Williams is shooting up pro-draft boards and has both the power and finesse to become the best back in the class. Finally, they close out recommending a tight end fantasy managers should keep an eye on who isn't named Kyle Pitts and take a deeper look at Michigan WR Nico Collins and Ohio State RB Trey Sermon. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Andy @AndyBehrens Follow Dalton @DaldonDelDon Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Rookie Snapshot 2021: Wild Cards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:24

In the fourth & final pre-draft edition of Rookie Snapshot, Liz Loza & Eric Edholm focus their sights on the best of the rest. They cram the tape and break down the NFL prospects of two running backs, two wide-receivers and a potentially generational tight end: • Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State • Demetric Felton, RB, UCLA • Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota • Elijah Moore, TE, Ole Miss • Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Eric @Eric_Edholm Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 What team win projections can tell us about the 17-game 2021 season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:35

Casinos around the country have released their win projections for the seventeen-game 2021 NFL season. Scott Pianowski welcomes Sammy Reid of RotoGrinders onto the podcast to look through the odds and try to find some value, but not before tipping their hats and saying happy trails to Alex Smith and Jordan Reed, who both announced their retirements this week. Looking at the win over/unders provided by BetMGM, do the guys find value in Vegas setting the bar for the reigning NFC East champion Washington Football Team at 8 wins? What do they make of the gridlocked top of the AFC North with the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers all vying for supremacy in one of the league's toughest divisions. The Houston Texans currently have their total set at 4.5 wins; is that an optimistic outlook for one of the league's most disappointing franchises? Stay up to date with the latest fantasy news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFanasy. Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Rookie Snapshot 2021: Quarterbacks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:06

Welcome to this year's Rookie Snapshot, our miniseries where Liz Loza and Yahoo Sports NFL Draft analyst Eric Edholm take a deep dive into the top prospects — and future fantasy stars — set to join the league. On this episode, our experts analyze the wide receivers coming through the 2021 NFL Draft: - Trevor Lawrence, Clemson - Zach Wilson, BYU - Justin Fields, Ohio State - Mac Jones, Alabama - Trey Lance, North Dakota State You’ll learn the one word you can use to describe each prospect, a key stat from their college days, which NFL player they compare to best and finally, Liz & Eric play GM matchmaker and pick the NFL team that fits with their skillset the best. Liz and Eric will be back with episode four next week to discuss the wildcard college prospects.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ranking the five worst receiving corps & Gio and Conner head to new teams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:41

Andy Behrens and Matt Harmon are here to discuss the latest in the world of fantasy football on this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First up, Andy and Matt discuss the two earth shattering moves of Giovani Bernard heading to Tampa Bay and James Conner joining the Arizona Cardinals. Okay, maybe earth shattering is a bit of hyperbole, but our analysts discuss the outlook for the two RBs and whether Chase Edmonds can surprise fantasy managers in 2021. Quarterback-turned-receiver Julian Edelman has retired from football. And in his wake, he leaves behind the New England Patriots, the 3rd worst fantasy receiving corps on our terrible receiver power rankings. Matt and Andy run down their list of the bottom 5 teams and how they can turn their passing games around ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. Follow Andy: @AndyBehrens Follow Matt: @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Rookie Snapshot 2021: Wide Receivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:10

Welcome to this year's Rookie Snapshot, our miniseries where Liz Loza and Yahoo Sports NFL Draft analyst Eric Edholm take a deep dive into the top prospects — and future fantasy stars — set to join the league. On this episode, our experts analyze the wide receivers coming through the 2021 NFL Draft: - Ja’Marr Chase, LSU - DeVonta Smith, Alabama - Jaylen Waddle, Alabama - Kadarius Toney, Florida - Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU You’ll learn the one word you can use to describe each prospect, a key stat from their college days, which NFL player they compare to best and finally, Liz & Eric play GM matchmaker and pick the NFL team that fits with their skillset the best. Liz and Eric will be back with episode two next week to discuss the crown jewel of college prospects: the Quarterbacks! Please remember to rate, review and follow on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Liz @LizLoza_FF Follow Eric @Eric_Edholm Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Darnold traded to Panthers, plus what to make of Bills, Chiefs, Chargers and Jags offseasons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:47

Scott Pianowski & Matt Harmon pilot the podcast this Tuesday evening, twenty-four hours after the New York Jets dealt former third overall pick Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers after an underwhelming three years in the Big Apple. Scott & Matt try to figure out Carolina's plan, whether Darnold is draftable in superflex and best ball leagues and how the move will impact skill players like Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore & Robby Anderson. In the second half of the podcast, the guys roll through some sneaky free agent signings like Emmanuel Sanders to the Buffalo Bills & Marvin Jones to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Plus, what to make of the offseasons from the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens & Los Angeles Chargers. (17:40) Stay up to date with the latest fantasy news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasy. Follow Scott @Scott_Pianowski Follow Matt @MattHarmon_BYB Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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