Week 6 Review – Brockweiler & the Balling Bears


Fantasy football is often about who can find the best value in the draft and off the waiver wire. With that simple idea in mind, we at The Fantasy Takeaway have decided to take a long hard look at just how much value we’re providing to our listeners. The significant changes started with our Thursday Night Preview in Week 6, and that segment was such a resounding success, we’re introducing a brand new Matchups segment in the same vein. First up, it wouldn’t be Tuesday without News & Notes, Injury Roundup, Booth Review, and Tapping the wire. Let us know what you think with an iTunes review, include your Twitter handle, and you might become the owner of a fancy new Fantasy Takeaway T-Shirt. 

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Week 6 Preview – This One’s All About the Smash Spot!


On this episode, Joe & Murph quickly run through a nice Joe Flacco crapping session (his wife even took part in this one), the News, Notes, Injury Roundup, and Cheap Dates. After that, it’s a revamped Thursday Night Preview focused more on matchups. This is a new format, so whether you interact with the show on Facebook, Twitter, or Patreon, let us know what you think. We’re always trying to improve at The Fantasy Takeaway, so any and all feedback is invaluable.  

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Week 5 Recap


Well, Week 5 is in the books and with it another 30+ point performance from Alvin Kamar… wait, what? Oh, sorry. Looks like Kamara came back down to earth this week. All kidding aside, Kamara is going to be fine, but temper those expectations going forward. Joe & Murph roll through a quick News, Notes & Injury Roundup along with their Studs & Duds and a Tapping the Wire in this Week 5 Recap.  There’s even a fun Human Statsheet Stat of the Week about a player every fantasy enthusiast out there should be targeting. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season. The guys have even booked a very special guest for their Week 10 preview, so stay tuned.

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Week 5 Preview w/ Professor Chris Moore


On this episode, the guys bring on  Professor Chris Moore of the SleeperWire Podcast for a Week 5 Preview. Chris was the first full-episode guest on The Fantasy Takeaway, and Murphy & Joe couldn’t be more excited to bring him back. Joe coined a new fantasy term this week. Wide Rerunningback. It’s gonna be a thing. Professor Chris & Joe even made a board bet w/ twitter naming rights on the line. A fun twist on News & Notes, Injury Roundup, Cheap Dates, a Thursday Night Preview, and Week 5 What 2 Watch 4 round out this episode of The Fantasy Takeaway. Good luck with your Week 5 matchups. Make sure to check out Joe’s Sunday Live Stream on Facebook for answers to all your last minute lineup questions.

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Week 4 Recap


Week 4 is in the books, and a wild first quarter of the NFL season it has been. Patrick Mahomes came back to earth a little, but the outrageous fantasy scoring has not. Murphy took down Joe’s unbeatable team this week, and the days left in the Todd Gurley helmet giveaway are dwindling. Life is good at The Fantasy Takeaway, and the guys have never worked harder to win you a fantasy championship than they are right now.

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Week 4 Preview w/ Mark Wemken


On this episode, the guys are excited to bring back Mark Wemken. Mark is a contributor to RotoBaller and RotoViz. He’s an excellent fantasy analyst, and this time, his audio sounds fantastic (or at least it did the second time around). Take two of this episode turned out exceptional. Just like every Thursday, the guys run you through all the week’s News, Notes & Injuries along with their Week 4 streamers in Cheap Dates. With Mark on board, they even break out some post Week 3 overreactions.

Don’t miss next Week’s Thursday episode with ‘Professor’ Chris Moore of the SleeperWire Podcast. Joe beat Chris in Week 1 of the Professor Chris league of the SleeperWire Pro/Am, so there’s sure to be some trash talk.

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Week 3 Recap


Another wild one in the books! The games are over, but the fun is just starting for Joe & Murphy. On this Week 3 Recap, they break down all the News & Notes, Injuries, Studs & Duds, and waiver targets in Tapping the Wire, along with revisiting last week’s What 2 Watch 4 in Booth Review. The season is just heating up, whether you’re 3-0, 0-3, or somewhere in the middle, stick around for analysis all season long on The Fantasy takeaway.

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Week 3 Preview w/ Ronnie Evans


It’s Thursday, and that means a Week 3 Preview including Cheap Dates, Injury Roundup, and News & Notes, but for this episode, the guys bring in Ronnie Evans of Dynasty ER for a Week 3 Sound the Alarm and a quick Thursday Night Football preview. This week’s Coin Flips episode with Mark Wemken of RotoBaller and RotoViz has been pushed back due to technical issues, but the guys will have Mark back on the show sooner rather than later. Don’t miss a minute of The Fantasy Takeaway this season.

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Week 2 Recap

Let the fantasy community rejoice!! Murphy survived the severe burns left by Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers and even wound up being able to dish out a minor torching of his own when it came to his Cheap Date D/ST. On this Week 2 Recap, the guys break down all the insanity that was Week 2 scoring, including an astonishing Human Statsheet Stat of the Week about the ridiculous quarterback play thus far in 2018.

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Week 2 Preview w/ Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers


On this Week 2 Preview, the guys take you through the usual News & Notes along with an Injury Roundup featuring an unusual amount of good news in it. Then they bring on Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers Podcast for Cheap Dates and a Fact or Fiction built around season-long projections based on Week 1 performances. Joe & Murphy have been waiting for this one since the day they started the show, and Mike didn’t disappoint as a guest in the slightest. After bidding Mike farewell, the guys bring you through all the excitement that is a Thursday Night Football NFC North Matchup between the Bengals & Ravens, and cap things off with a Week 1 What 2 Watch 4. Don’t miss next week’s Thursday episode with special guest Ronnie Evans of Dynasty ER.

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