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Jeff S
 Jan 24, 2019
Great show. Appreciate the original insights and love Drew S. More Sleeze please!


 Nov 20, 2018

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Home of the world's finest sports gambling & fantasy programming.

Episode Date
Action Golf - The Open Championship w/ CSURAM88, Sobel & Sleeze
55:34

Better known as the British Open, this major championship is unlike any other. And to bring you the best golf podcast in the gambling universe, we turn to hosts unlike any others. 

Peter Jennings, a.k.a. DFS legend CSURAM88, is joined by Action Network senior golf writer Jason Sobel and our beloved pro Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz to preview all the action from Royal Portrush.

Together the guys breakdown the field, highlighting the players they love to win and players they love to fade, as well as matchup plays and subjective angles you won't hear anywhere else this week. 

We finish with our best bets of the week, and a surefire DFS lineup that may have you asking for their respective Venmo information before Sunday night. 

TIME CODES

Matchups (24:37)

Matthew Fitzpatrick (25:50)

Sleeze Best Bets (41:00)

Sobel Best Bets (43:23)

DFS Lineup (46:45)

Jul 17, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: The Tumultuous Big XII with guest Brett McMurphy
59:43

Hosts Stuckey and Collin Wilson are reunited... and it feels so good!

Joined from Big XII Media Days by veteran journalist (and friend of the podcast) Brett McMurphy of Stadium, the trio highlights the wild ups and downs from the offseason. They cover each program's season win total, from pathetic Kansas to powerhouse Oklahoma, and recommend which to play and which to pass on.

Later, they offer some encouraging words for Oklahoma State and Iowa State backers, and let the folks in Morgantown know it may be a very, very long season.

And don't worry, Stuckey and Collin will return in the weeks ahead to preview the rest of the college football conference universe in the build-up to Week 0 kickoff on August 24th. 

Jul 17, 2019
NFL Fantasy TE Guide with guest J.J. Zachariason
44:45

Fantasy drafts are fast approaching, and we continue our exhaustive position-by-position breakdowns this week at tight end. 

Host Matthew Freedman is joined as always by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with very special guest J.J. Zachariason, a fantasy football legend and the Editor-In-Chief at FanDuel / numberFire. 

First, the trio discuss their approach at the position, before identifying late round flyers, rookie prospects and the potential return of Gronk. The guys dive far beyond the first tier of Kelce, Ertz and Kittle, leveraging decades of expertise to explain how new playcallers, new quarterbacks and persistent injuries can impact the position.

And be sure to check back next week, when we return with two episodes highlighting wide receivers.

TIME CODES

Approaching TEs (1:50)

Late Round Targets (5:55)

TEs to Fade (7:15)

Best of the Rest (11:50)

Njoku Warning (20:50)

Mark Andrews (26:40)

Rookies (35:30)

Gronk's Return? (39:20)

 

Jul 16, 2019
NBA Instant Reaction: The Russell Westbrook Trade with Matt Moore & Rob Perez
25:30

It's the middle of the night, but host Matt Moore and Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, fire up the mics to discuss the implications of the latest NBA blockbuster. 

Russell Westbrook heads to Houston in exchange for Chris Paul and draft picks, and the Western Conference power dynamics continue to shift by the hour. 

Is Sam Presti a genius? How tight is the Rockets' "win right now" window? Will Chris Paul be dealt again? Is this type of transaction good for the NBA and its fans?

The guys tackle all these questions and more on a very exciting edition of the show.

 

Jul 12, 2019
Action Golf - John Deere Classic & Early British Betting Preview with Jeff Sherman
39:03

With the Open Championship only a week away, hosts Jason Sobel, Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz and Peter Jennings are joined by Jeff Sherman, V.P. of Risk Management at the Westgate's SuperBook USA. 

Known on Twitter as @golfodds for a reason, Sherman provides a behind-the-counter perspective on the action big matchups, young guns, and Tiger Woods have all seen heading into next week's major, before giving out a few plays he's already hit himself.

Later, Jason, Peter and Sleeze preview the John Deere Classic, highlighting matchups they love and building a DFS lineup you'll definitely want to tail. 

So enjoy the weekend, and be sure to listen when the gang returns next week with a very special guest and our big Open Championship Betting Preview!

TIME CODES

Jeff Sherman Interview (0:55 - 22:20)

Sherman's Best Bets for the British (19:30)

John Deere Classic (27:00)

DFS Lineup (33:20)

Jul 10, 2019
NFL Fantasy QB Guide, Part II, with guest Evan Silva
46:31

It's time to dive back into fantasy QBs as host Matthew Freedman welcomes friend of the podcast Evan Silva! The co-founder of Establish the Run lends his expertise on the second-tier of NFL signal-callers, joining Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Chris Raybon in a lively discussion covering everyone from Tom Brady to Josh Rosen.

After giving his POV on drafting the position, Silva provides clarity on why he's so bullish on Lamar Jackson this season. Later, Raybon makes his case for Nick Foles. We've also got hot Jameis Winston talk, some love for Andy Dalton, and much more.

TIME CODES

Silva on Drafting QBs (2:40)

Silva on Rodgers (4:30)

Silva on Watson (6:20)

Silva on Murray/Kingsbury (8:20)

Brady/Roethlisberger (10:30)

Rivers (15:10)

The Young Guns Tier: Allen, Winston, etc (16:30)

Lamar Jackson (25:18)

Stafford, Carr and Garoppolo (26:50)

Love for Andy Dalton (30:45)

Nick Foles (32:15)

The Gnarly Tier, Harskins to Rosen (35:30)

Jul 10, 2019
NBA Futures and Free Agency Fallout with Matt Moore & Rob Perez
23:01

Kawhi Leonard is a Clipper. Russell Westbrook is on the block. Anthony Davis is on notice. The Bucks stay in the Eastern Conference fast lane.

A lot has happened since the calendar flipped to July, and host Matt Moore is joined from Vegas by Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, to decipher what it all means.

The odds to win next year's NBA title have undergone repeated seismic shifts. Now that the dust is settling, what numbers are still ripe for the picking? And if Russell Westbrook is being shopped, what teams can afford him? Plus, who is the biggest loser in the Kawhi deal?

The guys tackle these questions and more in a fast-paced episode perfect for diehard NBA fans and gamblers alike.

TIME CODES  

Perez on Westbrook Trade (1:35)

Moore on a Westbrook Trade (4:00)

Moore on NBA Title Odds (8:50)

Perez on NBA Title Odds (11:15)

Perez's Warning on NBA Futures (15:00)

The Biggest Loser of the Kawhi Signing (19:45)

Jul 09, 2019
2019 CFB Win Totals with guest Matt Lindeman of Caesars
46:37

With just seven weeks before college football's return, host Collin Wilson welcomes on Matt Lindeman, Manager of Trading at Caesars Entertainment, to discuss win totals across every Power 5 conference.

First, the guys discuss Matt's meteoric rise in Vegas, a journey that's taken him from ticket writer to one of the most respected minds behind the counter. Both Collin and Matt cover their respective processes for power ranking teams during the long offseason, along with the role experts like Phil Steele play in shading public perception. 

Later, Collin and Matt move from the ACC all the way to the Pac-12, covering powerhouses Clemson and Alabama down to juicy also-rans like Oregon State and Kansas.

Collin discusses why Oklahoma State's opening number had his full attention, and Matt weighs in with his POV on Michigan vs. Ohio State, Kentucky's long road to respectability, Texas under Tom Herman, and so much more.

TIME CODES

Matt Lindeman's Back Story (1:50)

Power Ranking Process (3:15)

ACC (9:15)

Big XII (16:20)

Big Ten (26:00)

SEC (32:40)

Pac-12 (37:45)

 

 

Jul 08, 2019
Action Golf - Tour winner Nate Lashley & 3M Open Preview
38:41

Fresh from his appearance on The Today Show, hosts Peter Jennings, Jason Sobel and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz welcome Rocket Mortgage Classic winner Nate Lashley to the program! The guys discuss the changes in Nate's life since he won his first tour event last week, his upcoming Masters debut, and whether there will ever be a "Mrs. Ashley Lashley."

Later Peter, Jason and Sleeze give their full breakdown of the field at the 3M Open in the Twin Cities, where low scores and young guns should rule the day. They finish with a great DFS lineup featuring Charles Howell III, and send us into our holiday weekend with some hot golf action.

TIME CODE

Nate Lashley (1:00)

3M Open Preview (15:30)

 

 

Jul 03, 2019
NFL Fantasy QB Guide, Part I: PFF's Jeff Ratcliffe & The Kyler Murray Cult
01:11:53
Host Matthew Freedman welcomes very special guest Jeff Ratcliffe of Pro Football Focus to the program. Along with Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Chris Raybon, this fearsome fantasy foursome breaks down the top 12 fantasy quarterbacks heading into the 2019 NFL season. 
 
But before diving into Baker Mayfield, Andrew Luck and their never-ending Kyler Murray preseason audio parade, each guy also sheds lights on the personal process they go through to craft their own best-in-class player projections. 
 
Next week, the show returns with NFL Fantasy QB Guide, Part II.
 
TIME CODES
Projection Approaches (2:08)
Mahomes (17:40)
Luck (23:40)
Rodgers (29:30)
Watson (35:00)
Mayfield (40:25)
Ryan (44:50)
Wilson (49:00)
Brees (52:41)
Newton (55:25)
Wentz (59:50)
Goff (1:01:45)
Murray (1:05:20)
 
Jul 03, 2019
NBA Offseason Insanity with Sam Amick & Rob Perez
36:52

The wild ride of NBA free agency has been exhilarating thus far, and our NBA host Matt Moore is joined by two NBA luminaries to help sort it all out.

First up is Action Network colleague Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, who's doing a valiant job seeing a longterm vision in his beloved New York Knicks' offseason moves. Together they talk about Eastern Conference odds for next year and explain why any potential Nets parades will be headed straight down Flatbush Avenue.

Next up is NBA veteran journalist Sam Amick of The Athletic, whose description of LeBron James' offseason free agency pitches has Moore wondering if it all sounds a little too familiar. Together the guys discuss Kevin Durant, the 2020 Warriors, and balancing the job of journalist with shadow puppet performer.

TIME CODES

Rob Perez on the future of the Knicks (1:45)

Why New York will never be a Nets town (9:08)

Eastern Conference Title Odds (13:30)

The Case for the Pacers (15:30)

The Case for the Sixers (16:30)

Sam Amick talks LeBron (20:15)

Kevin Durant (25:45)

Jul 02, 2019
AFC Player Projection Preview
55:41

We're back with more props! Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner returns to set lines for skill position players on every AFC team, as Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon weigh in on overs & unders across the board. 

From Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen, to Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson, our trio of experts leverage the best projection models in the industry for a fast-paced discussion designed to help you fantasy prep better than ever before. 

TIME CODES:

NE (2:38)

MIA (5:42)

BUF (7:57)

NYJ (10:06)

BALT (15:05)

PIT (20:39)

CLE (22:22)

CIN (25:51)

HOU (26:37)

IND (28:41)

TEN (33:22)

JAX (36:03)

KC (39:21)

LAC (42:57)

DEN (45:33)

OAK (50:14)

 

Jun 27, 2019
Action Golf - The Rocket Mortgage Classic w/ CSURAM88, Sobel & Sleeze
27:48

Peter Jennings, Jason Sobel and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz break down this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, providing the definitive betting and DFS preview for this new event. 

Fresh off giving out a winning Chez Reavie play last week, Drew is once again high on former amateur darling (and future pro stud) Viktor Hovland, the pride of golf fanatics from Oslo to Stillwater. Peter is more bullish on Vaughn Taylor, and Jason joins the gang as they sell hard on Bubba Watson.

After the guys give out their favorite plays they finish with a surefire DFS lineup, hopefully capturing some more magic from "The Chez Whisperer" a.k.a. "The Santa Claus of Golf" himself, Drew Stoltz.  

Tournament Preview Begins: 9:00

Viktor Hovland vs. Bubba Watson: 13:00

Jennings on V. Taylor: 17:45

DraftKings lineup: 24:00

Jun 26, 2019
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New Name Alert
01:17

The Action Network NFL Podcast is now the Action Network Podcast!

But not to worry, our award-winning hosts and NFL fantasy and betting content aren't going anywhere! Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and our whole Action Network team will still be releasing the same great weekly episodes on this channel, all year 'round. 

But coming soon, this podcast feed will also feature additional episodes covering gambling topics across college football, NBA, PGA and more. 

If you're already a subscriber, you're good to go. Thanks for listening.

And if you're not, don't miss out! Subscribe & download now using the links below:

Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2IuZt3d

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2TQ7IWsyPGXrwU2Pb2ziZT?si=LlTtmPiuTQS16Wonf1Fo9Q

Podbean: https://actionnfl.podbean.com/

Jun 21, 2019
NFC Player Projection Preview
01:17:04

It's prop time! This week Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner is setting lines for skill positions players on every NFC team, and Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon play a game of over and under from sea to shining sea.

 
What can we expect from Daniel Jones in New York?
Will Zach Ertz continue to be productive in Philadelphia?
Can we expect big things from Latavius Murray in New Orleans?
 
And the trio has a riveting breakdown of Kyler Murray, who they all expect superstar numbers from this season in Arizona. 
Jun 20, 2019
2019 New Playcaller Preview
01:02:11

This past NFL offseason was a hectic one, with lots of NFL teams welcoming new faces to call the offensive shots in 2019. To help you stay on top of it, host Chris Raybon is joined by Ian Hartitz to preview all the fantasy implications.

Will Matt LaFleur bring an Aaron Rodgers renaissance? Will Adam Gase affect the New York Jets... in a positive way? Can Kliff Kingsbury scheme an offensive phoenix into rising in Arizona... or is he merely the newest Chip Kelly?

The guys tackle all these questions and more as fantasy prep season begins in earnest. 

Jun 13, 2019
Fantasy Expert Mock Draft - Part II
43:58

Our thrilling two-part mock draft comes to a conclusion this week, as Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings, Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner lay out the strategy, logic, and in-depth NFL player comparisons behind every last pick. 

 

Jun 04, 2019
Fantasy Expert Mock Draft - Part I
44:34

Fans of the show have long asked to hear our experts provide in-depth fantasy draft strategy in a realistic way, along with the latest in player comparisons. Your wish is our command!

In a special two-part episode, fantasy football experts Matthew Freedman, Chris Raybon, Peter Jennings and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner discuss their four-man fantasy draft, going pick-by-pick as they break down every angle as they explain their every move.

This week is Part I, and they return next week with Part II. 

May 30, 2019
2019 NFL Power Rankings
01:07:48

Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon break down their recently-released 2019 NFL Power Rankings and debate the key questions facing nearly every team in the league. Are the Saints still Super Bowl contenders? Should you buy in to the Colts hype? Is Josh Rosen even any good? Why is Raybon comparing Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr? And is Daniel Jones secretly an Eli Manning clone?

How to Use Our Power Rankings (4:46)

Consensus Top Five (11:28)

Teams We’re High On (25:42)

Teams We’re Low On (40:35)

Bottom Three (51:50)

May 23, 2019
2019 Fantasy Football Mailbag
01:08:32

Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon dive into the fantasy mailbag to answer your biggest questions for the 2019 season. They provide in-depth analysis on the top overall pick, top receiver in the class and what the heck to do with guys like Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette and Tyreek Hill. They also cover nuanced, league-specific questions including FAAB advice, auction strategy, ideal draft positions and even drafting two tight ends. They close the show by offering their picks for this year’s sneaky fantasy breakout candidates.

May 16, 2019
2019 Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings Preview
01:17:28

Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon preview their 2019 Top 200 fantasy football rankings. Our experts break down each fantasy position and recommend players to buy or fade at their current ADP. They discuss Todd Gurley’s health issues, debate Josh Jacobs’ Year 1 potential, and discuss Sammy Watkins’ upside without Tyreek Hill. They also offer their deep sleeper picks at each position, and Raybon and Freedman hype Kyler Murray to obscene levels.

General Strategy (2:35)

Quarterbacks (6:06)

Running Backs (22:42)

Wide Receivers (38:36)

Tight Ends (1:01:24)

May 09, 2019
Post-NFL Draft Reaction & Analysis
01:04:07

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz react to the 2019 NFL Draft, highlight standout rookies at each position and discuss dynasty fantasy rankings and strategy. The guys debate the fantasy outlook for A.J. Brown and Mecole Hardman, feature Miles Sanders as an under-rated running back prospect for the Eagles and salivate over Kyler Murray’s potential in Arizona. They also cover Freedman’s recently-released rookie rankings and top-200 dynasty rankings.

May 03, 2019
2019 NFL Mock Draft & Player Props
01:04:10

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz break down Freedman’s first round NFL mock draft and uncover value in the player props betting market. In the process, they tackle some of the draft’s most intriguing storylines, including: Will there be a blockbuster top-10 draft pick trade? Could the Raiders surprise everyone and trade up to take Kyler Murray at no. 1 overall? Is Josh Jacobs a first round running back? And, could the Giants seriously pass up Dwayne Haskins for Daniel Jones?

Apr 24, 2019
2019 NFL Win Totals & Futures
55:05

The boys are back! Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon reunite to discuss NFL win totals and futures bets for the coming season. Our experts pull back the curtain on their projection methodology, each provides his top five win totals to bet for 2019, and they even throw in their favorite Super Bowl picks. Are the Cardinals poised for a modest comeback? Did the Texans get hosed with their difficult schedule? And – most importantly – are the Browns a Team of Destiny bound for Super Bowl greatness?

Apr 17, 2019
The Green Dot City Action NFL Franchise
52:54

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz discuss NFL free agency with a curiously intriguing format. Freedman serves as the architect an owner of a fictional 33rd NFL team composed solely of players not currently on an NFL roster. That team – named the Green Dot City Action – features all kinds of interesting characters, including Terrell Owens and Johnny Manziel as players and Rob Gronkowski, Tony Romo and Steve Spurrier on the coaching staff. The guys also recap recent free agency moves and discuss some NFL Draft props.

Apr 12, 2019
The AAF is Dead, Long Live the AAF
32:47

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz pour one out for the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. They reminisce over the league’s highs and lows – the rise and fall of Aaron Murray, the reintroduction of Johnny Football to American television sets, world-record dog frisbee tosses and more. They also discuss what the league got right and which players deserve a second chance in the NFL.

Why did the AAF Fail? (4:15)

What Happens with Futures Bets? (6:01)

Orlando Apollos = League Champs? (8:07)

AAF Players that Deserve an NFL Shot (11:11)

Favorite Moments from the Season (20:39)

What the NFL can learn from the AAF (23:53)

Pivoting to the NFL Draft (26:14)

Apr 03, 2019
AAF Week 8 Breakdown
49:26

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz return to break down AAF matchups for Week 8. Orlando and Birmingham stand out as big favorites to back this week, Ian highlights Greg Ward Jr. as a great value play in DFS, and Freedman climbs back aboard the Sank Tank. The guys also debate whether or not Trent Richardson deserves a second chance in the NFL, and oh yeah – Freedman also tells a horse erection story.

Playoff Picture (3:52)

Orlando Apollos at Memphis Express (6:07)

San Diego Fleet at Salt Lake Stallions (13:30)

Atlanta Legends at Birmingham Iron (23:40)

San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hotshots (33:02)

DFS Strategy (41:31)

Mar 28, 2019
Rob Gronkowski's Retirement
32:07

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz react to Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, reflect on his career, and look forward to the effect his absence may have on the 2019 football season. They debate whether or not Gronk is the GOAT tight end and discuss New England’s options to replace the All-Timer. They also muse on Gronk’s potential next move: Will he turn to acting? Male stripping? And could he return to football as early as this season?

Gronk’s Place Among All-Time Tight Ends (2:22)

What Does This Mean for New England? (10:40)

2019 Fantasy Tight Ends (15:28)

Patriots 2019 NFL Draft (20:25)

Gronk’s Next Move (25:15)

Dynasty Fantasy Strategy? (26:34)

Mar 27, 2019
AAF Breakdown and the Return of Johnny Football
38:12

This week in the Alliance, host Matthew Freedman welcomes Ian Hartitz as they celebrate the arrival of Johnny Football to the friendly confines of the AAF!

Together the duo discusses Manziel's effect from a fantasy and spread perspective, as well as inside DFS strategy and value they see in this week's slate. 

Mar 22, 2019
NFL Free Agency Recap
58:37

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz review NFL free agency, analyzing every key trade and acquisition from on-field and fantasy perspectives. They start off with Odell Beckham’s trade to the Browns, and Freedman ends up throwing around Baker Mayfield MVP consideration. They also tackle a litany of other intriguing questions, including: Will Le’Veon Bell be undervalued in 2019 redrafts? Could the 49ers cut Jerick McKinnon? Will Tyrell Williams steal targets from AB in Oakland? And how should we project Mark Ingram in Baltimore?

OBJ to the Browns (2:32)

Le’Veon Bell as a Jet (7:42)

DeSean Jackson Returns Home to Philly (16:29)

Other Key Signings (29:02)

Mar 20, 2019
AAF Week 6 Breakdown
51:28

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz return to break down AAF matchups for Week 6. Now at the halfway point in the season, our experts take a look back at preseason win-totals and title odds to re-examine each team’s first-half. As always, they also take a deep dive on each matchup – this week with particular interest in Memphis-Salt Lake and Birmingham-San Diego. The guys close the show by talking DFS strategy, including minimum-priced players to target and price-hike players to potentially fade.

Midseason Review (1:52)

Memphis Express at Salt Lake Stallions (18:33)

Arizona Hotshots at Orlando Apollos (23:20)

San Antonio Commanders at Atlanta Legends (32:00)

Birmingham Iron at San Diego Fleet (37:34)

DFS Strategy (43:31)

Mar 15, 2019
Free Agency News, Rumors & Analysis (aka The Antonio Brown Podcast)
45:13

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz break down looming NFL Free Agency, focusing heavily on Antonio Brown’s trade to the Oakland Raiders. They break down what the deal means for AB’s fantasy stock and speculate on what his absence may mean for remaining pieces of the Steelers offense. Our experts break down top free agents for each skill position group, including speculation on Nick Foles to the Jags, Le’Veon Bell to the Jets, and more.

Antonio Brown to the Raiders (1:56)

Fallout for Steelers Players (8:16)

Free Agents Who Have Already Signed (11:41)

Best Available Free Agents (15:11)

Le’Veon Bell & Other FA Running Backs (21:16)

Wide Receivers (31:42)

Tight Ends (40:14)

Mar 11, 2019
AAF Week 5 Breakdown with guest Cynthia Frelund
57:05

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz are joined by special guest Cynthia Frelund, Analytics Expert at the NFL Network, to discuss AAF Week 5. Cynthia leverages her data science to offer insight on team power rankings and the AAF’s best offensive and defensive units. Our experts speculate about a changing of the guard between Birmingham running backs Trent Richardson and Brandon Ross. Cynthia also hammers home her love for Sherman Badie, and everyone mixes in some NFL talk by discussing Antonio Brown’s potential landing spots if the Steelers indeed trade their All-Pro receiver.

Top Team Units (5:20)

Potential NFL Talent on AAF Rosters (12:25)

Orlando Apollos at Birmingham Iron (15:05)

Salt Lake Stallions at San Diego Fleet (24:22)

Memphis Express at Atlanta Legends (32:06)

San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hot Shots (41:41)

DFS Strategy (48:03)

Mar 08, 2019
NFL Combine Winners and Losers
53:06

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz review the big winners and losers from the NFL Combine. The two hottest names going into the combine were quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, both of whom hit key measurables and vaulted their draft stock. Other skill position players such as Alex Barnes and Andy Isabella stood out for their athleticism and could provide sneaky sleeper value in the draft.

Individual Drills Recap (1:40)

Day 1: Offensive Linemen & Running Backs (7:49)

Day 2: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends (17:55)

Day 3: Defensive Linemen & Linebackers (31:42)

Day 4: Defensive Backs (45:26)

Mar 06, 2019
AAF Week 4 Breakdown with guest Scott Barrett
43:14

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz are joined by special guest Scott Barrett, Senior Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Focus, to discuss AAF Week 4. Our experts break down each matchup from both DFS and betting angles and also debate whether Orlando, Birmingham or Arizona is the AAF’s best overall squad. They also debate the Iron’s defense – whether it’s the real deal, or just a weak early schedule – and Scott and Ian stan hard for quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

San Diego Fleet at Memphis Express (2:40)

Orlando Apollos at Salt Lake Stallions (10:34)

San Antonio Commanders at Birmingham Iron (18:30)

Atlanta Legends at Arizona Hotshots (27:02)

General Fantasy Strategy (35:23)

Mar 01, 2019
2019 NFL Combine
51:05

Expert degenerates Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz take a special detour from AAF regular season action to break down the 2019 NFL Combine. Freedman plays the part of surly curmudgeon by dispelling all hope of any all-time individual drills records being broken, but he and Ian instead offer their favorite drills props to bet in the “Underwear Olympics.” The guys break down props for the biggest names in this year’s draft class, including Kyler Murray, Greedy Williams, Nick Bosa, Devin Whtie, D.K. Metcalf and more.

All-Time Combine Records (3:02)

Best Drills Props to Bet (9:43)

Quarterbacks (16:04)

Running Backs (20:58)

Wide Receivers (23:48)

Secondary (28:51)

Defensive Line (34:28)

Miscellaneous Props (43:00)

Feb 27, 2019
AAF Week 3 Breakdown with guest Evan Silva
51:23

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz are joined by Rotoworld Senior Football Editor Evan Silva to discuss AAF Week 3. Our experts look back at the big trends and takeaways from the first two weeks of the regular season. They debate whether or not the Birmingham Iron and San Antonio Commanders are for real and explain why the Salt Lake City Stallions could surprise some people this week. They also discuss what Carolina Hurricanes’ owner Tom Dundon’s $250M investment means for the future of the AAF. And, is Trent Richardson a must-start in Fanball DFS?

Thoughts on Tom Dundon (2:10)

Early-Season Takeaways (5:31)

Week 3 Preview: Saturday Games (13:32)

Week 3 Preview: Sunday Games (29:54)

Fanball Daily Fantasy Strategy (41:44)

Feb 21, 2019
Alliance of American Football (AAF) Week 2 Breakdown
47:09

The NFL season may be over, but don’t worry degenerate nation: The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is in full swing -- and now, Fanball is offering DFS games as well! Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz return to break down Week 1 in the AAF, debate the best and worst teams in the league, and preview our Week 2 matchups. They also weigh in on Fanball DFS strategy and re-consider their futures bets after a one-week sample size of AAF football.

AAF Week 1 Review (2:43)

Week 2 Preview: Saturday Games (4:41)

Week 2 Preview: Sunday Games (22:10)

Fanball Daily Fantasy Contests & Strategy (38:35)

Futures Bets (45:18)

Feb 14, 2019
Alliance of American Football Week 1 Breakdown
42:22

The NFL season may be over, but don’t worry degenerate nation: The Alliance of American Football (AAF) kicks off this weekend. Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz break down AAF league rules and provide breakdowns for each of the eight teams in the league. They offer team power rankings, weigh in on futures and win totals worth betting, and break down matchups for Week 1.

AAF League Rules and Teams (2:43)

Team Breakdowns and Power Rankings (5:17)

Futures, Win Totals and Prop Bets (32:21)

Week 1 Matchups (37:25)

Feb 08, 2019
Fantasy Flex NFL Super Bowl 53 Recap and 2019 Look-Ahead
01:06:12

Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon reflect on the 2018 NFL season and look forward to next year. Freedman bemoans Greg Zuerlein for emptying his kids’ college fund, while our panel of experts discuss their favorite Super Bowl prop bets that hit and missed. They also review the 2018 fantasy season and discuss player rankings for 2019.

A special thanks to today’s sponsors, Mack Weldon, Robinhood and Audible. Get a 30-day Audible free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500.

Super Bowl Betting Recap (4:13)

2018 NFL Season in Review (19:10)

Favorite Sports Betting Moments in 2018 (32:00)

2019 Fantasy Draft Trends & Strategy (36:35)

First Round Fantasy Rankings for 2019 (45:07)

Feb 06, 2019
The Ultimate Super Bowl Breakdown
55:45

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon break down Super Bowl LIII from both betting and DFS angles. They highlight the Patriots’ stellar secondary, but Raybon offers a theory on how Sean McVay could play an unexpected trump card to combat it. They also break down the Rams’ backfield situation, Brady’s performance under pressure, and the value Aqib Talib adds to the Rams defense. The guys close the show by discussed player and entertainment props, and Raybon offers some keen insight on Andre 3000’s potential surprise Super Bowl appearance.

A special thanks to today’s sponsors, Mack Weldon and Audible. Get a 30-day Audible free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500. 

Current Betting Lines, Percentages & Information (2:24)

Rams Offense vs. Patriots Defense (4:30)

Patriots Offense vs. Rams Defense (24:07)

Betting The Super Bowl (38:12)

DraftKings Showdown Strategy (44:03)

Prop Bets (48:43)

Jan 31, 2019
The Ultimate Super Bowl Prop Guide
40:47

It's the day we've all been waiting for! Host Matthew Freedman is joined by the undisputed king of prop bet value assessment Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner, who's positively giddy to discuss all the best prop angles for Super Bowl 53. 

As a reminder: this episode is one of our most actionable of the season, so if you're going to act on any bets, it's best to do so immediately before lines shift. 

We also express our thanks to today's sponsors Mack Weldon and Audible. Get a 30-day free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500.

 
Jan 30, 2019
The Ultimate Pro Bowl Breakdown
38:54

Matthew Freedman and Ian Hartitz break down the NFL Pro Bowl from both betting and DFS angles (but with a much heavier emphasis on DFS). The guys break down the Pro Bowl’s peculiar set of rules changes, including a mandate that at least one tight end must be on the field at all times, and that defenses must always play 4-3 base defense. They also break down positional trends, DFS Captain and stacking strategies, and advise taking the under if you’re one of the degenerates who is brave enough to bet the Pro Bowl.

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Pro Bowl Rosters (2:10)

Rules, History & Randomness (3:46)

Game Trends (8:40)

Positional Trends (14:18)

DFS Strategy (30:06)

Betting the Pro Bowl (37:17)

Jan 25, 2019
Super Bowl Lookahead and NFL Draft Preview
50:23

This week Matthew Freedman is joined by Ian Hartitz as they look back at two thrilling conference championships games, and look ahead to what promises to be a hotly contested Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. 

The guys also present their first thoughts on the 2019 NFL Draft, with teams like the Cardinals, Raiders and Buccaneers in dire need of a talent influx across the board.

A special thanks to today's sponsors Mack Weldon and Audible. Get a 30-day Audible free trial by visiting audible.com/action, or text ACTION to 500500.

 
Jan 23, 2019
The Ultimate Conference Championship Breakdown
55:27

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon break down both NFL Conference Championship matchups from both betting and DFS angles. Raybon believes the NFC Championship game will likely be decided by how Wade Phillips deals with Michael Thomas -- who absolutely torched Marcus Peters in their regular season matchup. The guys also debate Mark Ingram vs. CJ Anderson in DFS, and Freedman remarks on Anderson's Barry Bonds-like physical transformation this season. They go back-and-forth hypothesizing about the nearly-infinite number of ways Bill Belichick may game-plan for the Chiefs offense; but, they mutually agree that the Patriots aren't necessarily built to play from behind and must avoid a shootout at all costs.

NFC Championship Breakdown (2:35)

Trend of the Week (14:47)

NFC DFS Showdown Slate (15:57)

The Sharp Report (25:19)

AFC Championship Breakdown (27:50)

Dance of the Divas (43:04)

AFC DFS Showdown Slate (45:20)

Jan 18, 2019
Fantasy Flex NFL Conference Championship Sunday
41:28

There are but three NFL games remaining this season, but take heart! Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings, Ian Hartitz and Sean 'Oddsmaker' Koerner return to break down all the DFS angles for the AFC & NFC Championship games this weekend.

Beyond all the chalk locks, fades and pivots you know and love, the guys do a round of Bold Calls and prop bets, as well as discuss the greatest receivers in the NFL. You'll be surprised to hear where pod favorite Antonio Brown lands!

Later, the guys discuss potential defense strategies for a Sunday that promises to be loaded with points, and we even get some speculation on the Super Bowl over/under. 

Jan 16, 2019
The Ultimate Divisional Round Breakdown
58:39

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon break down every NFL Divisional Round playoff matchup from both betting and DFS angles. Taking the under in Kansas City has been nearly a lock in the Andy Reid era, but they guys debate whether or not it’s the right play this weekend against Indy. They also both throw their support behind Dallas to cover against LA, but Freedman – self-loathing Cowboys fan that he is – expresses anxiety over Aaron Donald against the injured Dallas O-Line. Raybon also advocates for the Chargers against the Patriots on the road, but Freedman stays square, defending Belichick’s playoff track record to the end.

Saturday Game Breakdowns (2:35)

The Sharp Report (24:36)

DFS Saturday Night Primetime Slate Strategy (26:39)

Trend of the Week (28:58)

Sunday Game Breakdowns (30:05)

Dance of the Divas (49:42)

DFS Sunday Night Primetime Slate Strategy (52:05)

Jan 11, 2019
Fantasy Flex NFL Playoffs - Divisional Round
44:34

It is the exciting Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, which means there are just a handful of NFL games remaining. Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings, Ian Hartitz and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner join forces once again to discuss all the DFS angles of this weekend's four matchups, including the chalk locks, stacks and pivots they love.

After talking about all the latest NFL coaching hires, the guys start answering the important questions. With Colts vs Chiefs providing so much stacking potential, will there be any love left over for the Eagles and Saints? Can Peter look at himself in a mirror and honestly say "I like Nyheim Hines again this week"? How good has Antonio Gates gotten at the art of turning around, catching footballs and falling down? 

Later we hear a round of Bold Calls and a riveting round of prop bets courtesy of Oddsmaker. So download now and join in on the fun!

Jan 09, 2019
The Ultimate Wild Card Round Breakdown
01:16:55

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon break down every NFL Wild Card Round matchup from both betting and DFS angles. They renew their season-long debate over the Colts and Texans – a disagreement that will be settled for good in their Wild Card rubber match. Later, Raybon argues in favor of paying down for Russell Wilson due to lineup-based dynamics in the Saturday DFS main slate. Freedman also makes his poses an intriguing hypothetical: Would Nick Foles deserve to be in the Hall of Fame if he leads the Eagles to a championship off the bench for the second straight season?

Saturday Game Breakdowns (4:46)

The Sharp Report (30:12)

Saturday Slate DFS Strategy (31:32)

Trend of the Week (42:44)

Sunday Game Breakdowns (43:47)

Dance of the Divas (1:05:23)

Sunday Slate DFS Strategy (1:07:20)

Jan 04, 2019
Fantasy Flex NFL Wildcard Weekend
48:05

Happy New Year from the Action Network NFL Podcast! To ring in what is sure to be the great sports gambling year in American history, Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings, Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner and Ian Hartitz join forces to break down every DFS angle of the NFL Wildcard weekend. 

Chalk locks, stacks, pivots and contrarian power plays are all on the table, as the fellas discuss their love for Frank Reich's beard game, the chances of a Philly Special in Chicago, and so much more. 

In addition to in-depth Daily Fantasy talk, our panel of experts also play a round of prop bets with Oddsmaker and issue their own Bold Calls. Download now and welcome 2019 into your gambling heart.

Jan 02, 2019
Your Complete Week 17 Guide
54:22

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by Chris Raybon as they do a complete breakdown of Week 17. 

One of the best DFS slates every season, this "regular season preseason week" offers players tons of opportunities to capitalize on players resting, scrubs starting and questionable levels of motivation across the league. 

The guys provide their Bold Calls and play a round of prop bets courtesy of the Oddsmaker, as Freedman continues the long march to his grave still doubting Antonio Brown.

Dec 27, 2018
The Ultimate Week 16 Breakdown
01:06:09

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 16 NFL matchups from both betting and DFS angles. In a special edition of the Two-Minute Drill, the guys break down Saturday's DFS slate, including Antonio Gates as the default tight end of choice in a thin player pool. They also debate the Cowboys’ downside risk against the Buccaneers and whether or not you can trust Drew Brees against the Steelers. Our experts close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Chiefs and Seahawks

1st-and-Five (3:01)

The Sharp Report (34:45)

Two-Minute Drill: Saturday Edition (36:55)

Trend of the Week (45:34)

3rd-and-Long: DFS Strategy Talk (46:44)

Dance of the Divas (58:15)

4th-and-Goal: SNF Preview (1:00:36)

Dec 21, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL Week 16
42:21

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner return to break down fantasy football championship week, and talk all the best DFS chalk locks, stacks, fades and pivots across the NFL. The trio also make a series of Bold Calls and offer their takes on Oddsmaker's latest round of player props. And because it is the holiday season, the Action Network NFL Podcast is giving an Action Network subscription away to a lucky listener. So download now and find out how to enter!

Dec 19, 2018
Week 15 Review
01:01:23

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 15 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Saints and Panthers. Chris and Ian crown Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley co-Trash Men of the week but also throw some shade at Chris Godwin's poor performances over the last two weeks. Later, our experts discuss concern over whether or not the Packers may shut down Aaron Rodgers after being eliminated from playoff contention, and whether or not you should fade Lamar Jackson against the stout Chargers defense. They close the show by making their weekly bets for Monday Night Football's NFC South tilt.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:10)

The Trash Man (4:32)

A Disgusting Act (7:28)

Milly Maker Lineup Review (11:34)

Injury Report (16:35)

Workload Report (27:36)

MNF Preview (38:27)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (58:14)

Dec 17, 2018
The Ultimate Week 15 Breakdown
01:26:38

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 15 NFL matchups from betting and DFS angles. In a special edition of the Two-Minute Drill, the guys break down strategy for both Saturday games. They also debate just how bad the 49ers really are and whether or not you can trust Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen in cash games. Our experts close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Rams and Eagles.

1st-and-Five (4:07)

The Sharp Report (29:54)

Two-Minute Drill: Saturday Edition (32:17)

Trend of the Week (54:05)

3rd-and-Long: DFS Strategy Talk (55:25)

Dance of the Divas (1:16:45)

4th-and-Goal: SNF Preview (1:19:19)

Dec 14, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL Week 15
49:03

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings, Ian Hartitz and Sean “Oddsmaker” Koerner cover every fantasy angle for NFL Week 15. Our experts discuss lineup-building, chalk locks, pivots, stacks and fades. Can you trust David Johnson in a smash spot against the Falcons? Are Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen due for a bounceback after the firing of John DeFilippo? Is Josh Allen’s rushing production sustainable? The guys answer each of these questions and more, plus give their Bold Calls and host a thrilling round of player props courtesy of Sean Koerner.

Dec 12, 2018
Week 14 Review
01:01:46

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 14 and preview tonight's Monday Night Football matchup between the Vikings and Seahawks. The guys discuss the Dolphins' incredible hook-and-ladder play to beat the Patriots, Amari Cooper as the fantasy WR1, and whether or not Derek Carr is a decent quarterback. Later, they preview Thursday Night Football between the Chargers and Chiefs, and close the show by making their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:21)

The Trash Man (5:46)

A Disgusting Act (8:16)

Milly Maker Lineup Review (12:25)

Injury Report (16:10)

Workload Report (25:16)

MNF Preview (39:44)

TNF Preview (48:05)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (59:12)

Dec 10, 2018
The Ultimate Week 14 Breakdown
01:27:31

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 14 NFL Matchups from both betting and DFS angles. Our two experts revive their lively debate on whether or not the Texans are legit contenders or frauds. Later, Raybon makes the case that Andrew Luck's supporting cast is historically bad, and Freedman defends his Antonio Brown hot take. They close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Bears and Rams.

1st-and-Five (1:41)

Are the Texans Legit? (26:20)

Is Antonio Brown in Decline? (39:49)

The Sharp Report (54:20)

Two-Minute Drill (57:00)

Trend of the Week (1:04:33)

3rd-and-Long: DFS Strategy Talk (1:05:44)

Dance of the Divas (1:20:08)

4th-and-Goal: SNF Preview (1:22:21)

Dec 07, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Renee Miller
45:02

All aboard the Amari Cooper bandwagon! Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by University of Rochester neuroscientist and RotoWorld fantasy football expert Renee Miller. Together the gang discusses all the NFL Week 14 fades, pivots and stacks to focus on, plus a round of Bold Calls and some jocular prop betting action. Will Travis Kelce be the top fantasy tight end this week? Will Gronk finally retire this offseason? Is Freedman transitioning from "self-loathing Cowboys fan" to simply "Cowboys fan?" Answers to all these and more await.

Dec 05, 2018
Week 13 Review
59:45

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 13 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Redskins and Eagles. The guys crown Spencer Ware this week’s Trash Man and highlight Josh Allen and the upstart Buffalo Bills. Later, they preview Thursday Night Football between the Titans and Jaguars, and close the show by making their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:20)

The Trash Man (4:14)

A Disgusting Act (7:45)

Milly Maker Lineup Review (12:15)

Injury Report (19:44)

Workload Report (28:47)

MNF Preview (35:50)

TNF Preview (46:21)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (55:04)

Dec 03, 2018
The Kareem Hunt Fallout: Spencer Ware & What's Next in KC's Backfield
11:57

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss breaking news regarding Kareem Hunt, its effect on this week's betting and DFS action, and what's next for the Chiefs if Hunt faces disciplinary action.

Nov 30, 2018
The Ultimate Week 13 Breakdown
01:06:50

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 13 NFL matchups from both betting and DFS angles. The guys break down the potential shootout between the Panthers and Bucs, and debate whether or not to bet the Lions and Raiders this week. Later, our experts discuss DFS strategy, including what to do with Christian McCaffrey and Aaron Jones. They close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Steelers and Chargers.

1st-and-Five (1:19)

Trend of the Week (27:58)

Two-Minute Drill (29:00)

The Sharp Report (38:13)

3rd-and-Long: DFS Strategy Talk (40:58)

Dance of the Divas (59:05)

4th-and-Goal: SNF Preview (1:01:32)

Nov 30, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL Week 13
56:13

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Ian Hartitz join Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner to cover every fantasy angle of NFL Week 13. With bye weeks finally over and an elevated $100 buy-in for the Millionaire Maker, the guys discuss perfecting their lineup strategies, including chalk locks, pivots, stacks and fades. Is Tampa Bay still a team to target? Is a "give me all the Panthers" ideology still viable? Will Courtland Sutton ever have a breakout game in Denver? The guys address these questions and more, plus give their Bold Calls and participate in a rousing round of player props courtesy of Koerner. 

 

 

Nov 28, 2018
Week 12 Review
49:10

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 12 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Titans and Texans. The guys crown Odell Beckham Jr. this week’s Trash Man, but also throw some shade at Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Our experts discuss Amari Coopers’ effect on the Cowboys offense, the Browns’ recent offensive momentum, and Austin Ekeler’s potential if Melvin Gordon misses time with an MCL injury. Later, they preview Thursday Night Football between the Saints and Cowboys, and close the show by making their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:13)

The Trash Man (4:50)

A Disgusting Act (7:13)

Milly Maker Lineup Review (10:15)

Injury Report (12:53)

Workload Report (17:27)

MNF Preview (24:04)

TNF Preview (32:26)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (45:54)

Nov 26, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL and Week 12 Preview
56:59

In a special two-for-one Thanksgiving week episode, Chris Raybon joins Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner to go over all things fantasy in the world of the NFL, with their chalk locks, stacks and pivots for Week 12. In addition, the guys also do a quick break down of the matchups they're eyeing this week, including a huge NFC North showdown Sunday night. So don't fret: as Turkey Day nears our expects have all the hot Jameis Winston takes you'll need to wow your family this Thursday as you pass the stuffing.   

Nov 21, 2018
Week 11 Review & Thanksgiving Preview
01:11:45

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 11 and preview tonight’s historic Monday Night Football matchup between the Rams and Chiefs. The guys have plenty of candidates for this week’s Trash Man, including Corey Davis, Dion Lewis, Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz. Later, Ian & Raybon celebrate Thanksgiving by breaking down all three Thanksgiving Day games, and they close the show by making their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:59)

The Trash Man (5:21)

A Disgusting Act (10:30)

Milly Maker Lineup (12:33)

Injury Report (16:19)

MNF Preview (18:18)

Thanksgiving Preview (38:15)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (1:09:21)

Nov 19, 2018
The Ultimate Week 11 Breakdown
01:02:17

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 11 NFL matchups from both betting and DFS angles. Self-loathing Cowboys fan Matthew Freedman sees Dallas' game against the Falcons as a huge letdown spot following their Monday Night win over the Eagles in Week 10. He and Raybon also engage in a spirited debate on the Houston Texans and the AFC South Division race at large. Later, our experts discuss DFS strategy, highlight Saquon Barkley as a "jam 'em in" candidate, and close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Vikings and Bears.

1st-and-Five (2:38)

Trend of the Week (33:06)

Two-Minute Drill (34:11)

The Sharp Report (40:38)

3rd-and-Long: DFS Strategy Talk (43:13)

Dance of the Divas (57:07)

4th-and-Goal: SNF Preview (59:19)

Nov 16, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Ian Hartitz
41:33

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by the host of the Monday podcast Ian Hartitz to discuss the all the chalk locks, fades and pivots in the world of daily fantasy for NFL Week 11. Together the guys talk fading Cam Newton, the impact of Chiefs/Rams moving back to America, and make their respective Bold Calls and prop bets as the fantasy football playoffs approach.

Nov 14, 2018
Week 10 Review
01:01:23

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 10 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Giants and the 49ers. The guys crown Kareem Hunt this week’s Trash Man and debate whether or not you can trust David Johnson or Frank Gore for the rest of the season. Later, Chris and Ian preview Thursday Night Football for Week 11 and make their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:44)

The Trash Man (6:28)

A Disgusting Act (9:42)

Milly Maker Lineup (14:10)

Injury Report (20:13)

Workload Report (30:55)

MNF Preview (40:08)

TNF Preview (51:50)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (56:39)

Nov 12, 2018
The Ultimate Week 10 Breakdown
58:07

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 10 NFL matchups from both betting and DFS angles. The guys discuss the effect of A.J. Green's absence on the Bengals offense, and Raybon makes the argument that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the No. 2 quarterback in fantasy (and an ideal tournament play this week). Later, our experts discuss DFS strategy, laud Mike Davis' upside if Chris Carson does not play against the Rams, and advise caution in rostering Tyler Boyd. They close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Cowboys and Eagles.

1st-and-Five (2:53)

Trend of the Week (24:15)

Two-Minute Drill (25:44)

The Sharp Report (30:26)

3rd-and-Long: DFS Strategy Talk (32:32)

Dance of the Divas (51:37)

4th-and-Goal: SNF Preview (53:46)

Nov 09, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Scott Barrett
46:16

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by Pro Football Focus Senior Fantasy Analyst Scott Barrett as they discuss chalk locks and stacks in the world of DFS for NFL Week 10. Together the gang covers the Sunday main slate, the potential for an Alex Smith shootout and the risk of Leonard Fournette, plus an exotic stone cold Patriots lock you won't want to miss. 

Nov 07, 2018
Week 9 Review
45:03

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 9 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Titans and the Cowboys. The guys anoint D.J. Moore this week’s Trash Man, rejoice over Julio Jones’ first touchdown of the season, and discuss Amari Cooper’s effect on the Cowboys offense.  Later, Chris and Ian preview Thursday Night Football for Week 10 and make their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:24)

The Trash Man (8:43)

A Disgusting Act (12:35)

Milly Maker Lineup (14:02)

Injury Report (19:12)

Workload Report (24:20)

MNF Preview (30:27)

TNF Preview (40:06)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (41:59)

Nov 05, 2018
The Ultimate Week 9 Breakdown
55:58

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 9 NFL matchups from both betting and DFS angles. The guys discuss fantasy and real-world implications from a blockbuster NFL trade deadline, remarking on Courtland Sutton’s and Kenny Golladay’s upside in their respective offenses. Later, our experts discuss DFS strategy, lock in Cam Newton in cash games, and close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football showdown between the Packers and Patriots.

1st-and-Five (2:45)

Trend of the Week (19:28)

Two-Minute Drill (20:53)

The Sharp Report (24:49)

DFS Strategy Talk (27:49)

Dance of the Divas (47:05)

SNF Preview (49:11)

Nov 02, 2018
Daily Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Evan Silva
57:28

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by Rotoworld Senior Football Editor and all-around good guy Evan Silva. Together the guys talk chalk locks, stacks and pivots for Week 9 of the NFL season, including Amari Cooper as a Cowboy, the return of Fitzmagic, and the ascendance of Courtland Sutton. Later, the guys make their Bold Calls and compete against Oddsmaker in a fresh crop of player props.

Oct 31, 2018
Week 8 Review
55:51

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 8 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Patriots and Bills. The guys bemoan their bad beat at the hands of Todd Gurley, who channeled shades of Bryan Westbrook by intentionally falling short of the goal line to clinch the Rams win over the Packers. Later, the guys preview Thursday Night Football for Week 9 and make their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:18)

The Trash Man (4:38)

A Disgusting Act (8:06)

Milly Maker Lineup (10:39)

Injury Report (16:27)

Workload Report (27:34)

MNF Preview (36:36)

TNF Preview (47:30)

Oct 29, 2018
The Ultimate Week 8 Breakdown
54:48

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 8 NFL matchups from both betting and DFS angles. Freedman institutes "The Gruden Rule," proclaiming he will not be backing the Raiders for the rest of the year. Raybon dives deep on RB tiers this week, advising players to fade Gurley on FanDuel and to buy David Johnson with Byron Leftwich as the Cardinals’ new Offensive Coordinator. Later, our experts close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football showdown between the Vikings and the Saints.

1st-and-Five (3:24)

Trend of the Week (23:11)

Two-Minute Drill (24:39)

The Sharp Report (29:31)

DFS Strategy Talk (31:50)

Dance of the Divas (46:25)

SNF Preview (48:44)

Oct 26, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Pat Mayo
42:36

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by DraftKings contributor and raconteur Pat Mayo of the eponymous Pat Mayo Experience podcast. Together the guys talk stacks, chalk locks and pivots in the world of NFL fantasy and DFS, and provide their own bevy of Bold Calls. Later, the guys compete against Oddsmaker in their usual round of prop bets and finish the show before Broncos QB Chad Kelly has a chance to stumble in and mutter incoherently. 

Oct 24, 2018
Week 7 Review
44:32

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 7 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Falcons and Giants. The guys gush over Marlon Mack’s potential in the Colts offense and try to make sense of the Dolphins’ injured wide receiver corps. Later, the guys preview Thursday Night Football for Week 8 and make their weekly bets.

Bankroll Builders & Killers (1:21)

The Trash Man (6:13)

A Disgusting Act (8:35)

Milly Maker Lineup (11:17)

Injury Report (15:20)

Workload Report (24:03)

MNF Preview (29:50)

TNF Preview (37:37)

Oct 22, 2018
The Ultimate Week 7 Breakdown
41:27

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon discuss Week 7 NFL matchups, offering insight from both betting and DFS angles. The guys debate whether or not the Broncos will fire head coach Vance Joseph during the season, and Freedman shares his philosophy on NFL London games. Later, our experts discuss DFS strategy, and Raybon gives a lesson on how to punt QB using CJ Beathard this week. The guys close the show by previewing the Sunday Night Football showdown between the Chiefs and the Bengals.

Trend of the Week (4:55)

1st-and-Five (6:27)

Two-Minute Drill (23:47)

The Sharp Report (26:33)

DFS Strategy Talk (28:28)

SNF Breakdown (38:26)

Oct 19, 2018
NFL Fantasy Flex Week 7 with guest Jeff Ratcliffe
45:16

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by guest Jeff Ratcliffe of Pro Football Focus to talk fantasy and DFS chalk locks, stacks and pivots for the NFL week ahead. The group discusses Albert Wilson, Todd Gurley and even Nate Peterman, before engaging in a spirited round of player prop betting courtesy of the Oddsmaker.

Oct 17, 2018
Week 6 Review
33:54
Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon recap their best and worst betting and DFS plays from Week 6 and preview tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Packers and 49ers. The guys name the Bears defense and Ryan Tannehill their co-Trash Men of the week and highlight the Colts as a team to target for game stacking moving forward. Later, the guys preview Thursday Night Football for Week 7 and make their weekly bets.
 
Bankroll Builders & Bankroll Killers (1:32)
The Trash Man (3:52)
A Disgusting Act (6:11)
Milly-Maker Lineup Breakdown (7:52)
Injury Report (12:07)
Workload Report (19:50)
Week 6 MNF Preview (23:50)
Week 7 TNF Preview (28:36)
Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (31:16)
Oct 15, 2018
Ultimate Week 6 Breakdown
51:54
Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman discuss Week 6 NFL matchups, offering insight from both betting and DFS angles. As Raybon preaches that weddings and football don't mix, the guys rage against hapless coach Vance Joseph and the Broncos. Later, our experts discuss DFS strategy and provide arguments to roster Jameis Winston in cash, fade Todd Gurley in tournaments, and take a contrarian approach at tight end this weekend. The guys close the show by previewing the epic Sunday Night Football showdown between the Chiefs and the Patriots.
 
Trend of the Week (3:27)
1st-and-Five (4:47)
Battle of the Trenches (29:11)
Two-Minute Drill (30:10)
The Sharp Report (34:02)
DFS Strategy Talk (35:54)
Dance of the Divas (47:13)
SNF Preview (49:06)
Oct 12, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL Week 6
46:19

Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean "the Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by Action Network colleague Ian Hartitz as they break down all the chalk locks, stacks and pivot plays for Week 6 of the NFL season. After Ian makes a convincing case for RB Carlos Hyde, Jennings continues to lament chasing Amari Cooper down the DFS rabbit hole. Later, the guys compete against "Oddsmaker" Koerner in a round of player props, including an exciting Mahomes + Brady yardage over/under.

Oct 10, 2018
Week 5 Review
35:22

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon return to cover their best and worst calls of the Sunday NFL Week 5 slate. Together they designate their fantasy “Trash Man,” reveal the winning DraftKings Millionaire Maker lineup and give a full injury report. Later they discuss the Monday Night Football matchup between the Saints and the Redskins, preview Thursday Night Football for Week 6, and much more.

Bankroll Builders & Bankroll Killers (1:16)

The Trash Man (3:23)

“A Disgusting Act” (4:55)

Winning DFS Lineup Review (6:31)

Injury Report (11:37)

Backfield Workloads (16:52)

MNF Preview (22:23)

TNF Preview (30:15)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (32:15)

Oct 08, 2018
The Ultimate Week 5 Breakdown
55:25
Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon take a look back at their picks from Week 4 of the NFL season and look forward to pivotal Week 5 matchups. Chris Raybon discusses the effect of matchups on QB performance, Matthew Freedman reveals his man crush for Rams HC Sean McVay, and both discuss pivoting away from the enticing Pittsburgh-Atlanta game in DFS tournaments. We also hear from Action Network football experts John Ewing, Geoff Schwartz, Ian Hartitz, and Action Appelbaum about Week 5 trends and matchups they’ve got their eyes on.
 
Lessons from Week 4 (2:08)
Trend of the Week (2:51)
1st-and-Five (4:11)
Teams Traveling on the Road (10:00)
How Much Do Matchups Matter? (14:50)
Battle of the Trenches (24:35)
Two-Minute Drill (25:41)
Sharp Report (29:36)
DFS Strategy Talk (31:21)
Dance of the Divas (48:00)
Fourth-andGoal: SNF Breakdown (50:14)
Oct 05, 2018
Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Davis Mattek
45:20

This week Matthew Freedman, Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by DFS expert and FantasyLabs contributor Davis Mattek to talk Blake Bortles, David Johnson, and the 49ers offense without Jimmy Garoppolo. After covering JuJu & Ridley stacks and players to pivot away from, the gang competes against Oddsmaker in their weekly player prop game. 

Oct 03, 2018
Week 4 Review
01:10:44

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon return to cover their best and worst calls of the Sunday NFL Week 4 slate. Together they designate their fantasy “Trash Man,” reveal the winning DraftKings Millionaire Maker lineup and give a full injury report. Later they discuss New England’s and Indianapolis’ confusing receiving corps, Tyreek Hill’s prime time performances, and much more.

Bankroll Builders & Bankroll Killers (1:09)

The Trash Man (5:18)

“A Disgusting Act” (8:35)

Winning DFS Lineup Review (15:43)

Injury Report (22:03)

Backfield Workloads (35:47)

MNF Preview (44:50)

Ian & Raybon’s Weekly Bet (1:07:50)

Oct 01, 2018
The Ultimate Week 4 Breakdown
01:04:57

Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon take a look back at their picks from Week 3 of the NFL season and look forward to pivotal Week 4 matchups. Raybon pours one out for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, Freedman once again bets against his Cowboys, and the guys target the Saints-Giants game as a great betting and DFS spot. We also hear from Action Network football experts John Ewing, Geoff Schwartz, Ian Hartitz, and Josh “Action” Appelbaum about  trends and matchups they’ve got their eyes on.

Lessons from Week 3 (3:51)

Battle of the Trenches (4:47)

ATS Action & Fantasy Breakdown (5:45)

Sharp Report (34:57)

Two-Minute Drill (36:57)

Trend of the Week (42:15)

DFS Strategy Talk (43:19)

Dance of the Divas (59:52)

SNF Breaakdown (1:01:58)

Sep 28, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Drew Dinkmeyer
45:26

With Week 4 of the NFL season just around the corner, the guys are joined by Drew Dinkmeyer of DailyRoto to talk Mitch Trubisky, Melvin Gordon and other under-the-radar players primed for a breakout. Later, Matthew Freedman discusses how his status as a self-loathing Cowboys fan affects his stacks, Peter Jennings stays on-brand as a Broncos homer, and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner provides another terrific round of player props. 

M. Trubisky (10:15)

A. Kamara (11:30)

M. Gordon (13:30)

Top WRs (15:45)

Top TEs (20:45)

Stacks (25:15)

Bold Calls (30:45)

Player Prop Game (33:15)

 

Sep 26, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast - Week 3 Breakdown
01:04:19

After a shocking NFL Week 3, Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon return to cover their best and worst calls of the Sunday slate. Together they designate their fantasy "Trash Man," reveal the winning DraftKings Millionaire Maker lineup and give a full injury report. Later they discuss Will Fuller's elite status, Le'Veon Bell's holdout, and much more. 

Sep 24, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: The Ultimate Week 3 Breakdown
01:18:13

This week Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon dig deeper than ever before in their coverage of every NFL game this weekend. Raybon discusses his resistance to Atlanta over plays under Steve Sarkisian, plus his desire to go contrarian on the Broncos vs. Ravens showdown. Together they talk everythe spreads and total, along with season-long and daily fantasy strategies to leave every listener fully prepped to cash tickets and dominate matchups on Sunday. 

 

 

Sep 21, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Brandon Marianne Lee
54:18

Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Peter Jennings are joined by Brandon Marianne Lee of Sportsline and The Athletic to talk chalk, stacks and spot plays in the world of NFL fantasy football. Is Evan Engram the sneakiest pivot? Do you go Kamara or Gurley in Week 3? Will Corey Clement be the chalkiest play? The gang answers these questions and more, plus some Bold Calls and titillating prop bet action from the Oddsmaker. 

Sep 19, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: Week 2 Breakdown
45:48

Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon are back to break down a thrilling Week 2 of the NFL season. The guys discuss their best and worst calls from the weekend, as Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick remain the toast of the town. Later, they cover all the key injuries to track for Week 3 and offer their Monday Night and Thursday Night Football DFS best bets. 

Sep 17, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast - Breaking Down The Week 2 Slate
01:09:08

On Friday's episode of The Action Network NFL podcast, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman break down the week 2 slate. 

Sep 14, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Mike Tagliere
57:35

With the NFL season now full steam ahead, Matthew Freedman, Peter Jennings and Sean Koerner are joined by star NFL fantasy ranker Mike Tagliere to break down who's chalk and who's not in Week 2. Can Adrian Peterson and Ryan Fitzpatrick stay in their time machines? Are either Patrick Mahomes or James Connor the real deal? Will Travis Benjamin learn to catch footballs? The guys answer questions and more, plus a round of Bold Calls and more scintillating prop bet action courtesy of the Oddsmaker.

Sep 12, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast - Week 1 Recap
38:31

On today’s episode of the Action Network NFL podcast, THE NFL IS BACK! Chris Raybon and Ian Hartitz of the Action Network break down everything that happened in Week 1 both on the field and in the sports books. The guys also touch on the growing fantasy legend in Patrick Mahomes and his potential. Plus, what is going on with the Raiders? Are their fans already growing increasingly upset with their head coach? The guys discuss.

Sep 11, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: The Ultimate Week 1 Breakdown
01:08:10

On Friday's episode of the Action Network NFL Podcast, Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon talk all things Week 1. From weekly and daily fantasy lineups to all the spreads, the guys break it down from start to finish. We also hear from Action Network football experts John Ewing, Geoff Schwartz and Ian Hartitz about Week 1 trends and matchups they've got their eyes on.

Sep 07, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: Fantasy Flex NFL with guest Adam Levitan
58:27

It's Week 1 of the NFL season! Matthew Freedman, Sean Koerner and Peter Jennings are joined by Adam Levitan to discuss the best DFS cash game plays, stacks and defenses to kick off the NFL regular season. Later, after each man provides his own 'Bold Call," Koerner delivers an exciting round of custom player props.

 
Cash Game Targets (6:00)
Defenses (15:45)
Strong Stacks (17:00)
DFS Game Selection (29:00)
Bold Calls (34:00)
Prop Time (39:20)
 
Sep 05, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast - Preseason Recap
55:53

On today’s episode, Ian Hartitz and Chris Raybon wrap up the NFL preseason, talking WRs, breakout RBs and even looking at a few teams individually. From the Patriots, to the Panthers all the way to the Chicago Bears, the guys touch on just about everything you need to know heading into week 1 of the season. The guys wrap up ghe podcast talking about the Thursday Night Football game this upcoming week and discussing the game from a gambling perspective.

Sep 03, 2018
The Action Network NFL Podcast: Prop Bet Extravaganza with Sean Koerner
01:15:18

This is the episode Sean Koerner, a.k.a. the Oddsmaker, was born to lead. Alongside Matthew Freedman, he breaks down all the individual NFL player prop bets he loves, covering players as diverse as David Johnson, Joe Flacco, Duke Johnson and Evan Engram. Carefully explaining the biggest discrepancies between his own personal calculations and those of the books, this is a can't-miss episode for anyone interested in entering the player prop market this NFL season. He even identifies multiple bets posted with odds that are clearly typos, urging bettors to act before the books correct their mistakes.

Aug 31, 2018