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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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Fans want sports gambling action like never before, and everyone is looking for an edge. Whether you’re a fantasy lifer looking to win a league title, a daily fantasy fanatic mastering DraftKings & FanDuel lineups, or a spread bettor searching for betting tips from seasoned professional gamblers, subscribing to The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast is the best bet for the invested sports fan. Under center for our shows are hosts like Matthew Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, Senior Editor Chris Raybon and “The Oddsmaker” Sean Koerner, Action Network’s Director of Predictive Analytics and a 3-time #1 ranked FantasyPros NFL expert. They're joined by veteran gamblers and handicappers like Stuckey and Collin Wilson, as well as longtime journalists like Matt Moore and Jason Sobel. Together our crew tackles the hot topics all bettors, fantasy gurus and DFS players want to hear about: analytics-driven projections, injury updates, inefficiencies in betting markets and so much more. If the game means more to you, this is the podcast for you. Listeners can download or stream episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean and other podcast platforms, where they can check out past episodes and rate, review and subscribe to the show. For more great sports gambling and fantasy content, including up-to-the-minute fantasy updates, custom bet tracking and analytics, check out ActionNetwork.com, follow us on Twitter @ActionNetworkHQ and download The Action Network’s free mobile app for iOS & Android.

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Week 4 College Football Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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With conference play just around the corner, Stuckey and Collin Wilson preview a wild weekend of college football action. We have Oklahoma State heading to Austin to face the Longhorns, Utah looking to beef up it's Pac-12 resume in the Coliseum, and UMass still fielding a football team. It's crazy out there!<br><br>The guys preview lookahead spots, check in with the UTEP Miner Nation, preview their favorite FCS vs FBS matchups and so much more. If you're looking to bet college football this weekend, you won't spend a better hour than right here. <br><br>TIME CODES<br>Lookahead or Look Away (2:00)<br>Saturday Slate (13:00)<br>UTEP (45:00)<br>FC Yes or No (46:00)<br>Arkansas (49:00)<br>Friday Night Lights (50:15)<br>Moneyline Parlay (56:15)<br><br>And for our NY / NJ / PA listeners, the link to our exclusive PointsBet offer is here: <a href="http://shorturl.at/vIMPQ">shorturl.at/vIMPQ</a>
Sep 20, 2019
NFL Week 3 Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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We may be missing a lot of quarterbacks this week, but that won't stop Chris Raybon and Stuckey from diving into all the betting possibilities NFL Week 3 has in store.<br><br>Together our guys draft 3 against the spread picks apiece for their Sunday Six Pack, including a ferocious disagreement over the Panthers vs. Cardinals game. Later the guys also give out their favorite six-point teasers, survivor pool picks and totals, plus an underdog parlay fresh off their +525 cashout last week thanks to the plucky Colts.<br><br>For those betting Thursday Night Football, we also have a deep dive into an apparently dreadful matchup, including some advice for coach Doug Marrone. <br><br>TIME CODES<br><br>Thursday Night Football (2:15)<br>Coach's Pep Talk (8:00)<br>Sunday Six Pack (8:45)<br>Pick 1 (10:00)<br>Pick 2 (14:25)<br>Pick 3 (18:45)<br>Pick 4 (24:00)<br>Pick 5 (29:30)<br>Pick 6 (32:00)<br>Best of the Rest (37:45)<br>Teaser (50:50)<br>Parlay (52:00)<br>Survivor (54:00)<br><br>And for our NY/NJ/PA listeners, here is the link to our exclusive PointsBet offer: <a href="http://shorturl.at/vIMPQ">shorturl.at/vIMPQ</a><br><br><br><br><br>
Sep 19, 2019
NFL Week 3 Fantasy Flex | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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It's only Week 3 of this NFL season, but quarterbacks are already dropping like flies. Big Ben, Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Sam Darnold are just some of the starters sidelined this week... but how will this impact your fantasy team?<br>To discuss this and so much more we have host Matthew Freedman, along with Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner of the Action Network. Plus, from RotoExperts.com and the Taekcast is friend of the podcast and very special guest Davis Mattek.<br>Two-time DFS World Champion Peter Jennings also parachutes in for a breakdown of his favorite fantasy players of the week, and our team answers questions from our listeners after we deliver our position-by-position breakdown of the entire fantasy landscape.<br><br>And for Sean's latest Week 3 Streamers, check out: <a href="https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/fantasy-streaming-qb-te-kicker-defense-koerner-week-3-2019">https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/fantasy-streaming-qb-te-kicker-defense-koerner-week-3-2019</a><br><br>TIME CODES<br><br>QBs (3:45)<br>QB Props (14:45)<br>RBs (16:00)<br>RB Props (24:00)<br>Peter Jennings/CSURAM88 (25:30)<br>WRs (30:00)<br>WR Props (39:00)<br>TEs (41:45)<br>TE Props (48:30)<br>Q&amp;A (50:00)
Sep 18, 2019
The Ultimate CFB Recap, MNF Preview and Best Voicemails | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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A ho-hum slate of college games delivered a very profitable week for our guys, as host Stuckey and Collin Wilson both successfully navigated one of the more boring slates we'll see this season.<br><br>But that didn't stop our loyal listeners from calling into our hotline (open 24/7 at 575-655-0664) to scream about Akron, Northern Illinois and Arkansas State. Our duo responds to the best of these before moving on to box score frauds, the Liberty Flames, and a mouthwatering Thursday night college matchup between Houston and Tulane.<br><br>And with Collin live from the Lambeau Field parking lot, the guys also dive into a Monday Night Football contest between the Browns and the much-maligned Jets, with both desperate for a win. Can the Browns cover an inflated number? Or will the Jets crash their dreams of a winning September?<br><br>TIME CODES<br>Hotline Voicemails (2:45)<br>Bet Regret (21:00)<br>Liberty (28:00)<br>Box Score Frauds (30:15)&nbsp;<br>Houston at Tulane Thur (34:40)<br>MNF Preview (36:00)<br><br><br>
Sep 16, 2019
Week 3 College Football Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Is Week 3 a boring slate? Of course not! That's impossible when gambling's involved.&nbsp;<br><br>With no ranked matchups this week, host Stuckey is joined by Collin Wilson to dive deep into a slate that features a number of hidden gems and lucrative possibilities. Together the guys cover UNC at Wake on Friday night, some FCS games to target, and lookahead spots that could spell value.<br><br>Collin also lies to us about Arkansas football, and the duo delivers their usual underdog moneyline parlay. As the guys will tell you today, you may "work too hard to bet on Kent State," but that's a choice you're free to make on your own.&nbsp;<br><br>TIME CODES<br>Lookahead or Look Away (2:30)<br>Sat. Slate (11:30)<br>FC Yes or No (43:15)<br>3 and Out (43:20)<br>Arkansas football (44:00)<br>Lie to Me (45:00)<br>Friday Night Lights (46:20)<br>Moneyline Underdog Parlay (50:15)
Sep 13, 2019
NFL Week 2 Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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This week's theme? "Don't overreact!"&nbsp;<br><br>Host Chris Raybon is joined by Stuckey as they dissect the entire NFL slate from Thursday Night Football to Sunday Night Football, covering every betting angle along the way.<br><br>After previewing a tricky Tampa Bay at Carolina prime time spot, the guys move on to their Sunday Six Pack, where they each draft their 3 favorite against the spread picks. Chris jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Cardinals tie last week, but Stuckey will look to pull ahead this week by avoiding the Patriots at Dolphins game entirely.<br><br>Later, the guys give our their favorite totals and teasers, and give an underdog moneyline parlay that pays almost 6 to 1.&nbsp; They finish with their survivor pool pick, and send you into your weekend on the right betting foot.<br><br>TIME CODES<br><br>TNF Preview (1:30)<br>Coach's Pep Talk (7:45)<br>Sunday 6 Pack (8:00)<br>Pick 1 (8:45)<br>Pick 2 (13:45)<br>Pick 3 (17:15)<br>Pick 4 (22:00)<br>Pick 5 (27:00)<br>Pick 6 (30:30)<br>Favorite Total (36:15)<br>Teasers (41:45)<br>ML Parlay (44;15)<br>Survivor (48:00)
Sep 12, 2019
NFL Week 2 Fantasy Flex with guest T.J, Hernandez | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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With one week of actual NFL football now in the books, host Matthew Freedman is joined by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Chris Raybon to preview the Week 2 slate from a fantasy and DFS perspective, welcoming special guest, and the Director of DFS at 4 for 4 Football, T.J. Hernandez.<br><br>FantasyLabs co-founder and 2-time DFS World Champion Peter Jennings, a.k.a. CSURAM88, also pops by to give his expert take on the best skill position plays this week, particularly from an ownership and ceiling/floor perspective.<br><br>Together the group discusses fantasy flyers, pivots, fades and chalk locks for DFS tournaments and GPPs this weekend, going position by position to cover it all. The guys also assist Oddsmaker with a round of player projections, in their time-honored tradition of trying to outsmart "the house."<br><br>The episode finishes with a round of listener questions, who we wish the very best of luck this weekend. For a look at the best streaming options for Week 2, check out Oddsmaker's latest article: <a href="https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/fantasy-streaming-qb-te-kicker-defense-koerner-week-2-2019">https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/fantasy-streaming-qb-te-kicker-defense-koerner-week-2-2019</a><br><br>TIME CODES<br> QBs (3:15)<br>QB Props (15:00)<br>RBs (19:00)<br>RB Props (27:00)<br>Peter Jennings (33:00)<br>WRs (40:00)<br>WR Props (47:00)<br>TEs (51:00)<br>Q&amp;A (56:00)
Sep 11, 2019
The Ultimate Football Recap & MNF Preview, Plus Listener Voicemails | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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What a weekend! The first full combo slate of college and NFL football did not disappoint gamblers, and host Stuckey is joined by Collin Wilson to recap all the action. Together they dive into the box scores to glean everything they can from the weekend's matchups, giving bettors the information they need before they look to next week's slate.&nbsp;<br><br>The guys start things off by checking the listener voicemail line, and are treated to a host of irate college football calls about an ill-fated Michigan pick vs. Army. Next, they move conference by conference to cover the world of college football, starting in the ACC and finishing in the SEC.&nbsp;<br><br>Next, they provide a fast-paced rundown of a fairly excruciating NFL Week 1, which featured some sloppy play, odd finishes, near-upsets and a Kyler Murray tie.&nbsp;<br><br>We wrap things up with a betting preview for both Monday Night Football games, with the Houston Texans visiting the New Orleans Saints, followed by the Denver Broncos heading to Oakland to face the Raiders.&nbsp;<br><br>Later this week, we have our Fantasy Flex show on Wednesday, then Stuckey will be joined by Chris Raybon to talk NFL 2 betting action on Thursday, before welcoming back Collin for our College Football Week 3 this Friday.<br><br>TIME CODES<br>Rant of the Week (5:30)<br>Voicemails (7:45)<br>Bet Regret (26:10)<br>ACC (33:00)<br>Big Ten (35:30)<br>SEC (38:30)<br>NFL Week 1 (40:00)<br>MNF HOU at NO (46:30)<br>MNF DEN at OAK (50:00)<br><br>
Sep 09, 2019
Week 2 College Football Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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We've got another glorious slate of college football as host Stuckey is joined by Collin Wilson to break down all the action.&nbsp;<br><br>First, the guys identify lookaheads and scheduling sandwich spots (we're looking at you, Syracuse) before diving fully into the best of the Saturday Slate.<br><br>Our duo also plays a round of FC Yes or No to give out all the hottest plays for college football's younger brothers (let's go Maine), before diving deep into the marquee matchups of Texas A&amp;M at Clemson and LSU at Texas this weekend.&nbsp;<br><br>The fellas wrap up with a quick update on Arkansas' disgraceful season, Army's fullback issues, and the Friday Night slate. For more info on Friday's games, check out: <a href="https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/college-football-betting-wake-forest-rice-marshall-boise-state-friday">https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/college-football-betting-wake-forest-rice-marshall-boise-state-friday<br></a><br>TIME CODES<br><br>Lookahead or Look Away (2:15)<br><br>Saturday Slate (14:20)<br><br>FC Yes or No (30:15)<br><br>TXAM at Clemson (34:30<br><br>LSU at Texas (39:00)<br><br>Arkansas (47:15)<br><br>
Sep 06, 2019
NFL Week 1 Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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The NFL season is officially here! Our hosts Chris Raybon and Stuckey celebrate the return of NFL action by breaking down every game from Thursday Night Football to Sunday Night Football. As they'll do every Thursday this season, the guys bring you their top 3 against the spread plays to create our Sunday Six Pack, going deep on all the angles that make them want to invest. Next, the guys give their leans for the remainder of the Sunday slate, before giving out their favorite totals, teasers and survivor pool picks, plus an underdog moneyline parlay that's sure to please. So if you've only got an hour to prep all your NFL bets each week, let this be your first 58 minutes.  TIME CODES Thursday Night Football Preview (1:45) Coach's Pep Talk (8:45) Sunday Six Pack (9:30) Pick 1 (10:00) Pick 2 (13:15) Pick 3 (17:15) Pick 4 (22:30) Pick 5 (27:00) Pick 6 (31:40) Best of the Rest (37:15) Favorite Total (50:45) Favorite Teaser (53:05) Moneyline Parlay (55:40) Survivor Pool (56:40)
Sep 05, 2019
NFL Fantasy Flex Week 1 with guest Rich Hribar | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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It's officially NFL Week 1! Host Matthew Freedman is joined by Sean "the Oddsmaker" Koerner, Chris Raybon and very special guest Rich Hribar of Sharp Football Analysis as they break down the players they're targeting, stacking and fading from a fantasy and DFS perspective.  Two-time DFS World Champion Peter Jennings, a.k.a. CSURAM88, also stops by to provide the skill position players he's keenest on for Week 1. We get his thoughts on the impact of a Zeke Elliott contract extension, along with a quarterback he can't get enough of.  The guys also play a few round of player prop projections with Oddsmaker, and finish by answering a round of listener questions.  And for our team's fantasy rankings by position, check out https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/fantasy-football-rankings-position-ppr-standard-half-ppr-week-1-2019 TIME CODES QBs (12:00) QB Prop Projections (16:30) CSURAM88 Segment (20:30) Zeke Elliott News (23:30) RBs (27:00) RB Prop Projections (37:30) WRs (39:20) WR Prop Projections (51:40) TEs (56:00) TE Prop Projections (1:02:45) Listener Q's (1:04:00)
Sep 04, 2019
CFB Recap, Best Voicemails & Early Week 2 Angles | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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College football did NOT disappoint this weekend! After a Thursday miracle cover for some by Texas State in College Station, Oregon blows an upset versus Auburn, Northwestern fumbles away a cover at Stanford in spectacular fashion, and all the thrills and chills of autumn were in mid-season form.  Host Stuckey is joined by Collin Wilson to go over everything we learned over a holiday weekend of action, including who to target in Week 2. The guys also dive into a bumper crop of listener voicemail rants from sea to shining sea.  Our duo returns on Friday morning for a deep dive into the college football slate, but for those looking for an early edge, check out Collin's Week 2 article here: https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/college-football-week-2-spreads-early-bets-texas-am-clemson-michigan TIME CODES Bet Regret (4:30) Listener Voicemails (12:30)
Sep 03, 2019
Week 1 College Football Betting Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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It's finally here! Week 1 of the college football season has arrived, and not a moment too soon for host Stuckey and Collin Wilson. Together the guys go over a cornucopia of games covering every day of this glorious holiday weekend. We begin with lookahead spots to watch out for, as LSU and Texas prepare to battle in Week 2. On a big Saturday card, we hear about Oregon Auburn, Alabama hosting Duke, Pitt's chances against UVA and so much more. There's a round of FC Yes or No (a game that's sweeping the nation), plus an underdog moneyline parlay, and so much more. And if you're looking for the Action Network's favorite plays on the Friday slate, check out our staff picks article: https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/college-football-betting-picks-bets-friday TIME CODES Lookahead or Look Away (2:10) LSU GA SOU (3:00) TEX LA TECH (6:00) TENN GA STATE (10:15) Saturday Slate (13:30) ORE AUB (14:00) MISS ST LA-LAF (18:30) BAMA DUKE (25:15) PITT UVA (28:30) OSU FAU (31:00) MICH MTSU (31:40) LIB SYR (32:30) SMU ARK ST (35:00) NW STAN (38:00) FSU BOISE (39:30) FC Yes or No (40:50) FRI NIGHT Best Bets (47:45) SUN + MON BETS (50:00) Underdog Parlay (51:45)
Aug 30, 2019
Final NFL Fantasy Rankings w/Yahoo's Brad Evans | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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The NFL fantasy draft season is nearly over! To give you all the last second preparation you need, host Matthew Freedman is joined as always by Sean "the Oddsmaker" Koerner and Chris Raybon, along with very special guest Brad Evans of Yahoo! Sports, the Fantasy Record Podcast and the Fantasy Football Hour.    Together the guys discuss the fantasy fallout over the Andrew Luck and Lamar Miller injuries, along with their final Top 5 rankings, top players at each skill position, and the players they're most invested in this draft season.   And be sure to check out all the NFL fantasy content The Action Network team has to offer now, before it's too late: https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/2019-fantasy-football-rankings-cheat-sheets-strategy-drafts   TIME CODES Luck fallout (6:00) L. Miller fallout (12:00) Evans' Top 5 (16:00) Zeke (16:30) M. Gordon (19:30) Top WRs (25:45) Top TEs (30:30) Most Invested Players (37:10) Stay Away! (49:00)
Aug 29, 2019
NFL Player Props with ESPN'S Mike Clay | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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One of our most popular and profitable NFL episodes of 2018 returns, as Sean "Oddsmaker" Koerner gives host Matthew Freedman his 10 favorite NFL player props heading into the 2019 season. Plus, special guest Mike Clay of ESPN joins in on the fun, giving 10 favorites of his own for what promises to be one of the most actionable episodes of the year. Together the guys cover both conferences and both sides of the ball, plus a hypothetical Josh Gordon prop Oddsmaker couldn't resist. The NFL season is almost here, so listen in and get your edge! TIME CODES Clay's Projection Process (2:00) Allen (6:10) Ryan (7:30) Freeman (9:40) Goff (11:00 Michel (12:40) Godwin (14:00) Bosa (16:30) Chubb (18:10) Vander Esch (20:45) Winston (22:50) A.D. (24:30) Jacobs (26:00) K. Johnson (27:30) Carson (29:10) Murray (31:00) Rivers (33:00) Ingram (35:10) Kamara (37:30) R. Anderson (39:15) Brady (41:30) Bell (45:00) Hypothetical Props (46:50)
Aug 27, 2019
Monday Football Review & Weekday CFB Preview | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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What a weekend! College football returned with a bang, and Stuckey is joined by Collin Wilson to recap the action. Florida vs. Miami did not disappoint, and Kevin Sumlin's Arizona Wildcats somehow lost as double-digits favorites despite being gifted six turnovers in Hawaii.  We kick things off with the best listener voicemails to our Action Network college football hotline, before we move to a full breakdown of the Thursday night college football slate. And the guys return again on Friday morning for a full betting preview of Week 1, as the cleansing waters of college football continue to wash over us all. TIME CODES Voicemails (1:50) TX State at TXAM (13:55) UCLA at Cincy (19:45) Georgia Tech at Clemson (23:00) FIU at Tulane (30:45) Kent State at Arizona State (33:00) Utah at BYU (36:20)
Aug 26, 2019
Week Zero CFB Betting Preview and 2019 Best Bets with John Murray of the Westgate SuperBook | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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College football season is upon us! Stuckey and Collin Wilson are joined by Westgate SuperBook Executive Director John Murray for an episode that promises to be the most action-packed of the season. First, the guys review their 2019 season-long best bets conference-by-conference, from East Carolina to San Diego State. Next, we talk to John Murray about the Westgate's liability, the Heisman race, the Week 0 slate, and so much more. Later, Stuckey previews the FCS games every impatient degenerate will be betting midday on Saturday (Go Villanova!) before moving to the two FBS games on tap: Florida vs. Miami and Arizona at Hawaii. The guys wrap up with College Football Playoff predictions, but not before offering their previews of America's six independent programs (including Notre Dame and Army) to complete their in-depth preseason breakdowns of all 130 college football teams.  And as a reminder, our listener hotline is back and should be better than ever this season! Bad beats, miracle covers, drunken personal attacks? We want to hear it on our 24/7 voicemail line all season long: (575) 655-0664  TIME CODES 2019 Best Bets (3:30) John Murray Interview (20:30 to 35:30) 2019 Best Bets cont. (35:40) FCS or No (50:45) Florida vs Miami Preview (52:50) Arizona at Hawaii Preview (58:30) Liberty Preview (1:03:40) NMSU & UMass Preview (1:06:45) Army Preview (1:08:10) BYU Preview (1:10:45) Notre Dame Preview (1:13:20) Playoff Predictions (1:16:20)
Aug 23, 2019
Fantasy Sleepers with guest Christopher Harris | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Wake up, it's time to talk sleepers! The band is back together, as Matthew Freedman, Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner are joined by Christopher Harris of the Harris Football Podcast to break down all the late-round league-winners you'll soon know and love. TIME CODES Harris' Process (2:20) Defining Sleepers (4:20) Harris' Top Sleepers (6:00) QBs (7:50) RBs (17:20) WRs (27:00) TEs (39:10)
Aug 22, 2019
Action Golf - Tour Championship with Roger Maltbie of NBC Sports | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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To wrap up the PGA season, Jason Sobel and Peter Jennings are joined by Roger Maltbie, five-time winner on the PGA Tour and current on-course analyst for NBC Sports. Roger shares some incredible stories from his time on the Tour, including how he found himself reunited with a lost $40,000 tournament check... several decades later. Later, Jason and Peter present their favorite plays for a small field at the Tour Championship, with Justin Thomas beyond a prohibitive favorite. They give some matchups and fades they're eyeing, and build a DFS lineup that's sure to please. And on behalf of Jason, Peter and an M.I.A. Sleeze (qualifying as we speak!), thanks for listening to our golf episodes this PGA season. The guys will return after football season with more great analysis and plenty of laughs, so enjoy betting pigskin everybody! TIME CODES Maltbie Interview (1:00) Matchup (22:30) DFS (25:30)
Aug 21, 2019
AFC Win Totals with Warren Sharp | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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With the NFL regular season quickly approaching, Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon are joined by football luminary Warren Sharp of SharpFootballAnalysis.com to break down the season-long projections of every team in the AFC.  One of the best statistical minds in the game, Warren lends his point of view on the Andrew Luck injury situation, the upstart Buffalo Bills, the Houston Texans' schedule and much more.  We return with our Fantasy Sleepers episode later this week, and an action-packed 3 episode fantasy extravaganza next week. Football is nearly here, so stay tuned! TIME CODES Best Preseason Bets (8:30) AFC East (9:45) AFC North (18:40) AFC South (29:45) AFC West (41:30) Worst Teams Thru Week 8 (50:45)
Aug 20, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: The Group of Five | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Time to strap in your Fun Belts and get ready for MACtion! One of the most anticipated, most fun and most informative podcast episodes of football season is upon us: the Group of Five Preview.   As is tradition, Stuckey and Collin Wilson provide a betting breakdown for every team in every non-Power Five conference, one by one, and they do it all in under 75 minutes.    Will last season's go-to fade UTEP improve in 2019? Can Appalachian State continue their success under a new regime? Why is Collin in love with East Carolina? How far can Central Florida slide in a single season?    The guys answer all these questions and more, before returning later this week for their much-anticipated Week 0 Betting Preview, signaling the glorious return of the college football regular season!   TIME CODES Conference USA (2:45) American (17:45) MAC (34:00) Mountain West (42:50) Sun Belt (55:10)
Aug 19, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: SEC East with Drew Franklin of KSR | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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With our Week 0 Betting Preview only one week away, Stuckey and Collin Wilson complete their Power 5 gambling previews with the SEC East. The guys kick things off with Kentucky, welcoming Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio to share his thoughts on the Wildcats. Can they build on last year's magical season? Or will the loss of so much NFL talent take its toll? Later, our duo dives into a loaded Georgia, a brutal South Carolina schedule, a motivated Missouri team and so much more. They wrap things up with their favorite season-long bets in the SEC, before returning to their labs for our upcoming Group of 5 episode next week. TIME CODES Kentucky (1:30) Drew Franklin interview (3:45) Georgia (11:00) Missouri (16:20) Tennessee (25:00) Vanderbilt (28:45) South Carolina (32:30) Best Bets in the SEC (36:10)
Aug 16, 2019
NFL Fantasy Guide: Talkin' Busts with Sigmund Bloom of Footballguys.com | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Not every fantasy draft pick can be a winner. But that doesn't mean you can't strive for perfection. That's why we're dedicating today's episode to the skill position players most likely to underwhelm this NFL season. To get down to business, host and FantasyLabs Editor-In-Chief Matthew Freedman and Action Network analyst Chris Raybon welcome Footballguys.com co-owner Sigmund Bloom to the show. Together they dive into running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks least likely to meet expectations in 2019. And don't worry... there's plenty of Antonio Brown talk. TIME CODES QBs (10:30) RBs (19:20) Antonio Brown (37:10) WRs (43:20) TEs (48:45)
Aug 15, 2019
Action Golf - BMW Championship | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Our host Peter Jennings (aka CSURAM88 in the DFS universe) is joined once again by Jason Sobel and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz to break down the BMW Championship this week. With just one week to go before the Tour Championship, the guys (particularly red-hot Jason) are riding high and ready to make picks and build the best DFS lineup podcast money can buy. TIME CODES Best Bets (14:30) DFS Lineup (25:00)
Aug 14, 2019
Fantasy 101: The Experts' Guide to NFL Fantasy Football | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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In this very special episode, three of the world's greatest fantasy football players reveal the surprisingly simple strategies and tactics they've used to become NFL fantasy football masters. As we did before the 2018 season, host Matthew Freedman welcomes Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner as they detail their approaches to game scripts, error rate, rankings, mock drafts and more. For our team of experts, today's goal is simple: deliver the preeminent reference tool needed to turn intermediate NFL fantasy players into league champions... all in about 45 minutes.  TIME CODES Position Strategy (2:00) Draft Preference (9:00) Ceilings/Floors/Volatility (12:15) Errors Rate and Sample Size (16:15) Rankings and ADP (18:15) Mitigating Downside (22:30) Injuries (23:45) Mock Drafts (26:50) Game Scripts (33:30) Trades and Waivers (41:30)
Aug 13, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: SEC West with The Athletic's Brody Miller | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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With Week 0 approaching, our host Stuckey is joined as always by Collin Wilson to break down the daunting SEC West. And to give one of last season's most surprising team the treatment they deserve, the guys also welcome Bayou Bengals expert Brody Miller, who covers LSU for The Athletic.  We kick things off covering Collin's alma mater Arkansas, where the lowly Razorbacks looks to bounce back from a pathetic seasons in Fayetteville. The guys also discuss the chances Alabama misses the Playoff, Texas A&M's brutal schedule, the Joe Moorhead Effect in Starkvegas, the overstuff egos of the Ole Miss coaching room, and so much more. And as a reminder, we return later this week with our SEC East preview, featuring another very special guest. TIME CODES Arkansas (2:40) Alabama (7:00) Auburn (12:10) Texas AM (17:30) Ole Miss (22:10) Miss State (25:30) LSU (29:00) Brody Miller Interview (31:40)
Aug 12, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: Pac-12 with guest Dan Rubenstein | The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Let's head west! Our college football conference previews continue as hosts Stuckey and Collin Wilson break down every team in the Pac-12. Later, they also talk Oregon football with Dan Rubenstein, host of The Solid Verbal podcast and a proud Duck alum. The team both guys are hottest on this season is Utah, as the Utes look ready ambush the conference in 2019. They also discuss the chances of double-digit Oregon wins, a Khalil Tate resurrection in Tucson, and so much more.    And be sure to stop back next week, when they preview the SEC... where gambling just means more.   TIME CODES ASU & Arizona (5:10) Colorado (12:50) USC (16:00) UCLA (21:00) Utah (24:45) Wazzu (29:45) Washington (34:30) Oregon State (39:00) Stanford (43:15) Cal (55:30) Rubenstein Interview (59:00) Favorite Pac-12 Bets (1:15:30)
Aug 09, 2019
NFC Win Totals with NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Just when you thought it couldn't get nerdier in here, host Chris Raybon and Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner welcome Cynthia Frelund of the NFL Network! A data science expert and a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan, Cynthia joins the guys as they breakdown the season win totals of every NFC team. You'll hear an awful lot of data-rich quantitative responses, along with the three reasons Cynthia loves talking football in coaching film rooms and whether paying running backs really is foolish now. Together they cover the win-now Saints, the indecipherable Seahawks, the developing Zeke Elliott situation and so much more.  TIME CODES Origin Stories (3:30) Win Projection Technique (7:15) LAR (14:00) SF (18:20) AZ (23:15) NO (28:00) TB (32:30) GB (34:15) CHI/MIN (36:00) PHL (39:00) DAL (48:00) Super Bowl picks (53:30)
Aug 08, 2019
Action Golf - The Northern Trust | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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This week the boys look to Liberty National to preview the Northern Trust. Host Peter Jennings is joined as always by Jason Sobel and Drew "the Sleeze" Stoltz, who provide their favorite matchups and value plays... with some laughs along the way. Jason gets the guys on board with a big fade of Shane Lowry, and the trio also agrees on a Patrick Reed smash spot this weekend. We finish with our traditional DFS lineup that is sure to please, in a tournament that appears to set up perfectly for the big dogs. TIME CODES Matchup Plays (14:20) Value Picks (19:15) Sleezy Pick of the Week (28:30) DFS Lineup (30:00)
Aug 07, 2019
NFL Fantasy Top 50: Let's Talk Studs with CBS Sports' Dave Richard | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Time to argue over the best of the best! With preseason action now upon us, host Chris Raybon is joined by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with very special guest Dave Richard of CBS Sports and the Fantasy Football Today Podcast.  Together the discuss personal draft strategy, roster construction and sleepers, then deep dive into the best fantasy players available this draft day.    Is David Johnson too risky for a Top 10 player? Is Julio Jones' floor more valuable than Davante Adams' ceiling? Will David Carr torpedo Antonio Brown's potential?    The guys answer all these and more in a terrific conversation featuring best-in-class experts doing what they do best: debating fantasy football.
Aug 06, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: ACC (Atlantic Clemson Conference) | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Referred to by our host Stuckey as the "Atlantic Clemson Conference," the champion of this group seems like a no-brainer this season. But together with Collin Wilson, he goes up and down the eastern seaboard to preview everything from the rebuilding Louisville Cardinals to the (potentially) restored Florida State Seminoles.   The show starts with a preview of Duke, a team that breaks in a new signal-caller with the departure of Daniel Jones to the foundering New York Giants. We also get a surprising amount of Pitt Panthers love from Collin, who sees them taking their division by surprise under new OC Mark Whipple.   Later, the guys talk Syracuse regression, Wake Forest unpredictability, Georgia Tech's rebirth and so much more, before wrapping up with Heisman odds and their best bets of the ACC.    Stayed tuned later this week for our Pac-12 preview, followed by the SEC to kick off next week.   TIME CODES Duke (2:30) UNC (6:50) Pitt (12:24) UVA (18:10) GT (22:45) VT (27:45) Miami (32:20) Clemson (40:00) Syracuse (41:00) NC St (43:20) BC (45:50) Wake Forest (48:50) Louisville (52:00) FSU (56:20) Heisman Odds (1:03:20)
Aug 05, 2019
NFL Fantasy RB Guide, Part II: The Athletic's Jake Ciely | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Our fantasy experts will tell you this second tier of running backs is where NFL fantasy drafts can be won or lost. Host Chris Raybon welcomes Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and Jake Ciely of The Athletic to cover all the angles after the top 12 RBs are off the board. Sean gives his breakdown of who the perfect running back to take is... if you goal is "don't finish last." The guys also discuss Aaron Jones' ceiling, Penny vs. Carson in Seattle, which rookie back has the highest upside, and so much more. And remember, we return next week with our Fantasy Studs episode, outlining the Top 50 fantasy prospects for 2019, so be sure to check back soon!
Aug 01, 2019
Action Golf - Wyndham Championship with guest Zack Sucher | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Our golf crew welcomes PGA tour member Zack Sucher, who shares his story before he plays in the Wyndham Championship this week. Zack overcame painful injury and years of mounting debt to successfully bet on himself in the world of golf, a heartwarming story for golfers and gamblers alike. Later, our host Jason Sobe joina Peter Jennings and Drew "The Sleeze" Stoltz to break down the field this week as they highlight all the straight-drivers, young guns and matchup plays they're eyeballing. They wrap with a DFS lineup that's sure to please, and give a special shoutout to imaginary Twitter troll Birdiemaker6969. TIME CODES Zack Sucher Interview (0:45) Max Homa Storyline (24:25) Wyndham Preview (32:23) DFS Lineup (45:45)
Jul 31, 2019
NFL Fantasy RB Guide, Part I: Guest Ian Hartitz | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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The heartbeat of any NFL fantasy football team, your success at the running back position can make or break your draft. This episode Chris Raybon welcomes Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner and special Action Network guest Ian Hartitz to break down the top tier of premiere backs for 2019.  After discussing their respective approaches to the position, the guys talk about which top tier guy they love... and which one they're passing on. They also debate the impact of contract holdouts on draft rankings, and when drafting their backups can pay off big time.    The guys wrap up with some predictions and some Cook vs. Chubb comparisons, and will return later this week for Part II.    TIME CODES Approach to RB Position (3:15) RB I Love, RB I Don't (9:20) Top Tier (17:55) Holdouts (23:15) Gurley (29:30) Bell (33:55) Connor (39:15) Mixon (44:20) Cook (50:10)
Jul 31, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: Big Ten with guest Ari Wasserman | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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In our second Power 5 Conference preview, host Stuckey is joined as always by Collin Wilson to debate the two-horse Big Ten with guest Ari Wasserman of The Athletic. Ohio State and Michigan are once again the favorites to win the conference, so the guys pick side and discuss all the value plays across the landscape, from a Michigan State bounceback to a timeless Rutgers faceplant.  Later, Ari Wasserman of The Athletic join the show. A Buckeye expert, he's been following the Ohio State beat for nine years. He shares his opinion of the new-look team and coaching staff, and gives his take on both their season win total and their chances of beating Michigan once again this season. Our guys will return next week with more conference previews, as the countdown to Week 0 draws even closer! TIME CODES Minnesota (4:40) Iowa (10:00) Nebraska (11:45) Purdue (15:30) Wisconsin (18:00) Northwestern (21:00) Ari Wasserman Interview (24:50) Ohio State (42:40) Michigan (46:30) MSU (53:00) Penn State (55:50) Maryland (58:15) Indiana (1:01:00) Rutgers (1:05:00)
Jul 29, 2019
Offseason Guide to Thunder w/ESPN's Royce Young | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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With tremors from the Russell Westbrook trade still being felt across the NBA, host Matt Moore welcomes NBA writer Royce Young of ESPN to the podcast. Together the veteran journalists examine all the offseason machinations in Oklahoma City, and tackle OKC's unsurprisingly low season win total... which they both have strong feelings about.  Later Rob Perez, a.k.a. World Wide Wob, joins Matt for a discussion on NBA "Superteams" past and present, dissecting the differences between squads as diverse as the Showtime Lakers and the new-look Clippers. They also debate whether stars are more likely to succeed in duos vs. trios in this new era of combining forces. These Action Network NBA raconteurs also manage to seamlessly work in both The Matrix and the Greek mythological figure Icarus, so you won't want to miss this episode. TIME CODES Royce Young Interview (1:45) Young and Moore on OKC Win Total (13:30) Rob Perez Joins (21:00) Superstar Duos vs. Trios Debate (26:00)
Jul 26, 2019
NFL Fantasy WR Guide, Part II: FantasyPros' Mike Tagliere | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Our NFL fantasy team concludes the wide receiver portion of its position-by-position breakdowns, with host Chris Raybon leading the charge. He's joined as always by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with very special guest Mike Tagliere, lead NFL analyst for FantasyPros. First, the trio discuss how they approach the wide receiver position, before Mike dives deep into a breakdown of Tyler Lockett. They continue with a full breakdown of the tier, including a strategy for attacking the Rams' deep receiving corps. There is also a fade of Kenny Golladay as a WR2, an attack on Adam Gase's trustworthiness, and a complete razing of Robby Anderson's fantasy potential, much to Sean's chagrin.  TIME CODES Approaching WR Position (2:15) Tyler Lockett (11:40) Tier II Breakdown (16:30) Rams WRs (17:15) Golladay (23:50) Players to Fade (27:30) Tags Hates Adam Gase (40:20) Super Sleepers (47:12)
Jul 25, 2019
Action Golf - WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational w/ CSURAM88, Sobel & Sleeze
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With Shane Lowry still celebrating his Open Championship victory, our host Peter Jennings (a.k.a. CSURAM88) welcomes back Jason Sobel and Drew "the Sleeze" Stoltz as they look to Memphis and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational this week. The guys discuss the DraftKings partnership with the PGA Tour, and give out their favorite players to win this week, including Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolff, and Chez Reavie. They also talk about the gambling impact of Gary Woodland's looming second child, as well as motivational factors that are sure to come into play across the board at this no-cut event. They finish with a DraftKings lineup that features more than a few surprises, so get ready for some fun! TIME CODES DK - PGA Partnership (was 7:45) Tournament Preview (11:10) Sleeze Picks (17:10) Sobel Picks (18:30) Jennings Pick (20:20) Super Sleezy Pick (21:00) DK Lineup (23:45)
Jul 24, 2019
NFL Fantasy WR Guide, Part I: Yahoo's Matt Harmon | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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Our position-by-position breakdowns continue as we move to the top Wide Receiver tier. Host Matthew Freedman is joined as always by Sean "The Oddsmaker" Koerner, along with guest Matt Harmon, analyst for Yahoo Sports and creator of Reception Perception. First, the trio discuss the breaking Tyreek Hill news, before moving on to their approach at the position. Later, they discuss the potential of Odell Beckham Jr. this season, the rise of JuJu Smith-Schuster, the wide range of Antonio Brown outcomes in Oakland, and so much more. TIME CODES Tyreek Hill News (2:45) Draft Strategy (9:30) Hopkins (15:00) Adams (17:30) Thomas (25:00) Jones (29:00) OBJ (31:45) JuJu (35:15) Evans (40:30) Brown (43:45) Hilton, Thielen, Allen and Green (51:00)
Jul 22, 2019
2019 CFB Preview: Big XII with guest Brett McMurphy | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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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 19, 2019
Action Golf - The Open Championship w/ CSURAM88, Sobel & Sleeze
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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
NFL Fantasy TE Guide with guest J.J. Zachariason | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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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
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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
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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 | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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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
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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 Bookmaker Matt Lindeman | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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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
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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 | Action Network Sports Betting Podcast
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 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. 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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