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Fantasy Football in 15

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Fantasy Football in 15

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Every weekday morning, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss everything you need to know in the fantasy football world in 15 tidy minutes. New episodes are available by 6 am ET.

Latest Episodes

Chris Carson's injury, changes in Chicago and Denver's QB problem

Week 3 is in the books, but we're still digesting it on Fantasy Football in 15. On this episode, Beller and DVR discuss short-term value for Carlos Hyde, the official move to Nick Foles in Chicago, the effects of Denver's quarterback situation on the team's skill players, and more. Rundown 1:41 Chris Carson's injury and Carlos Hyde's short-term fantasy value 4:13 Injury updates on Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Chase Young (groin) 5:23 Tarik Cohen (torn ACL) out for the year; Nick Foles anointed the Bears' starter 9:28 Phillip Lindsay set to return; Broncos unsure of starting QB 12:29 More injuries in Philadelphia Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

16 min1 d ago
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Chris Carson's injury, changes in Chicago and Denver's QB problem

Foles takes over, Arians hates us, and Week 4 waivers

Week 3 has already given us plenty to talk about, and the two best teams in the league haven't even played yet. Beller and DVR dive into Nick Foles likely bringing an end to the Mitch Trubisky era in Chicago, Bruce Arians pulling the rug out on fantasy managers yet again, Week 4 waivers, and more. Rundown 1:32 Nick Foles likely closes the book on Mitch Trubisky 4:37 Bruce Arians pulls another fast one in the backfield 6:52 Mike Davis looks the part 10:00 Week 3's biggest injuries 14:32 A look ahead to Week 4 waivers Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

17 min2 d ago
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Foles takes over, Arians hates us, and Week 4 waivers

Davante Adams, Devin Singletary, A.J. Green and potential Week 3 movers

Week 3 is underway, with one game down and 15 to go. Beller and DVR get you ready for the weekend ahead with key injury and news updates on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Rundown 1:30 Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs sit Thursday 2:33 Davante Adams (hamstring) misses practice Thursday 6:10 Curtis Samuel's role with Christian McCaffrey out 8:20 Alshon Jeffery (foot) gets first practice reps of the season 9:52 Zack Moss (toe) and John Brown (foot) potentially iffy for Sunday 12:48 La'Mical Perine an interesting preemptive add? 13:58 A.J. Green a buy-low? 15:46 Bruce Arians hates tight ends Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

17 min5 d ago
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Davante Adams, Devin Singletary, A.J. Green and potential Week 3 movers

Thursday Night Football news, and the possibility of a permanent QB change in Los Angeles

Week 3 kicks off Thursday with the Dolphins and Jaguars getting together in Jacksonville. D.J. Chark, however, may not be part of the festivities due to chest and back injuries. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Beller and DVR discuss the effect Chark's absence would have on Gardner Minshew. They also dive into more injury news across the league and consider whether Justin Herbert will run away with the quarterback job in Los Angeles.Rundown1:36 D.J. Chark (chest/back) questionable for Thursday3:49 Wide receiver injuries across the league4:47 Davante Adams (hamstring) limited on Wednesday6:55 The 49ers' offense without its four best players10:13 Injuries of fantasy relevance in Denver10:59 Jalen Reagor (thumb) to IR; DeSean Jackson a strong start in Week 312:24 Mo Alie-Cox worth streaming in Week 3?14:00 Justin Herbert to start in Week 3...and beyond?Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min6 d ago
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Thursday Night Football news, and the possibility of a permanent QB change in Los Angeles

Devonta Freeman Lands in New York as the RB Dominoes Continue to Fall

The Giants found their Saquon Barkley replacement on Tuesday, signing Devonta Freeman. He'll likely take over the backfield eventually, but how quickly and to what extent are the questions that matter in the fantasy world. Beller and DVR start to answer them, and consider where this week's waiver prizes sit in the Week 3 rankings on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.Rundown1:23 Devonta Freeman Signs with the Giants6:00 Tre'Quan Smith's Role In New Orleans11:36 Jerick McKinnon a Must-Start in Week 3?13:50 Starting Darrell Henderson in Week 3?Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min1 w ago
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Devonta Freeman Lands in New York as the RB Dominoes Continue to Fall

Christian McCaffrey, Courtland Sutton, and Another Round of Week 2 Injuries

The injury news from Week 2 Sunday kept rolling in on Monday, with updates on Christian McCaffrey, Courtland Sutton and others. All of the injuries from Week 2 make this a big waiver week, with players such as Darrell Henderson, Mike Davis and Jerick McKinnon taking center stage. Beller and DVR discuss the latest on all the injuries and how aggressive they'd be on the major players on the Week 3 waiver wire on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.Rundown1:59 Where Does Mike Davis Slot in the Waiver Wire Rankings?4:13 The Denver Offense Without Courtland Sutton and Drew Lock7:49 Jerick McKinnon Climbs the Depth Chart in San Francisco9:50 Golden Tate's Spot on the Waiver Wire12:51 Is Justin Herbert Stream-Worthy in Week 3?Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min1 w ago
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Christian McCaffrey, Courtland Sutton, and Another Round of Week 2 Injuries

The Fantasy Fallout from an Injury-Filled Week 2

Despite huge games from Aaron Jones, Josh Allen, Kyler Murray and many others, injuries were the story of Week 2. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper run through those, and the effects they'll have in the fantasy football world, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.Rundown1:52 Saquon Barkley Suffers a Torn ACL3:50 Christian McCaffrey Dealing with an Ankle Injury5:10 Davante Adams Leaves Early with a Hamstring Injury6:37 Raheem Mostert Suffers a Sprained MCL9:29 Cam Akers' Rib Injury and the Hot Hand for the Rams11:24 Sterling Shepard Suffers a Foot Injury12:26 Parris Campbell Avoids the Worst14:22 Robby Anderson, Russell Gage and Myles GaskinFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min1 w ago
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The Fantasy Fallout from an Injury-Filled Week 2

A Split Backfield in Pittsburgh, a Troubling Injury in Tennessee, and a Receiver Set to Go Off in Tampa

Michael Beller and Brandon Funston get you ready for the weekend ahead on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. The guys discuss the possibility of Benny Snell stealing touches from a healthy James Conner, an unceasing string of receiver injuries, two big pass-catchers who could miss 49ers-Jets, A.J. Brown's troubling knee issue, Mike Evans' smash spot, and more.Rundown1:13 Is Benny Snell Going to Have a Season-Long Presence?3:30 An Update on All Those WR Injuries4:51 Checking in on George Kittle and Jamison Crowder9:08 A.J. Brown Might Be Week-to-Week with Knee Injury11:47 Mike Evans' Week 2 Smash SpotFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandonFunston Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

17 min1 w ago
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A Split Backfield in Pittsburgh, a Troubling Injury in Tennessee, and a Receiver Set to Go Off in Tampa

Browns-Bengals, Falcons-Cowboys, and a Slew of Injured Receivers

Week 2 kicks off on Thursday with the Bengals visiting the Browns. Beller and DVR kick off this episode of Fantasy Football in 15 looking at injuries on both teams that could affect the fantasy landscape. They also update all the big-name injuries at the wide receiver position and look ahead to the potential fantasy bonanza between the Falcons and Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday.Rundown1:30 Injuries to Jarvis Landry, Geno Atkins and Mike Daniels4:06 Is There Any Value in the Jets' Backfield with Le'Veon Bell Out?5:55 Big Wide Receiver Injuries9:06 Miles Sanders (Hamstring) on Track to Return12:04 John Brown (Foot) Misses Practice13:32 Fire up Everyone in the Falcons-Cowboys GameFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

17 min1 w ago
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Browns-Bengals, Falcons-Cowboys, and a Slew of Injured Receivers

Phillip Lindsay's Turf Toe, James Conner's Sprained Ankle, and Receivers Who Delivered on Monday Night

The Monday night doubleheader gave us plenty of news that got lost in Tuesday's waiver wire shuffle. Beller and DVR check in on the backfields in Denver and Pittsburgh, and discuss Corey Davis, Darius Slayton, and the Steelers' trio of fantasy-relevant receivers on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.1:33 Benny Snell Joins the Mix after James Conner's Ankle Injury5:10 Phillip Lindsay Dealing with Turf Toe9:12 Is Corey Davis This Year's DeVante Parker?12:28 Is Darius Slayton the Guy for Daniel Jones?14:36 A Strong Start for Pittsburgh's ReceiversFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

17 min2 w ago
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Phillip Lindsay's Turf Toe, James Conner's Sprained Ankle, and Receivers Who Delivered on Monday Night

Latest Episodes

Chris Carson's injury, changes in Chicago and Denver's QB problem

Week 3 is in the books, but we're still digesting it on Fantasy Football in 15. On this episode, Beller and DVR discuss short-term value for Carlos Hyde, the official move to Nick Foles in Chicago, the effects of Denver's quarterback situation on the team's skill players, and more. Rundown 1:41 Chris Carson's injury and Carlos Hyde's short-term fantasy value 4:13 Injury updates on Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Chase Young (groin) 5:23 Tarik Cohen (torn ACL) out for the year; Nick Foles anointed the Bears' starter 9:28 Phillip Lindsay set to return; Broncos unsure of starting QB 12:29 More injuries in Philadelphia Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

16 min1 d ago
Comments
Chris Carson's injury, changes in Chicago and Denver's QB problem

Foles takes over, Arians hates us, and Week 4 waivers

Week 3 has already given us plenty to talk about, and the two best teams in the league haven't even played yet. Beller and DVR dive into Nick Foles likely bringing an end to the Mitch Trubisky era in Chicago, Bruce Arians pulling the rug out on fantasy managers yet again, Week 4 waivers, and more. Rundown 1:32 Nick Foles likely closes the book on Mitch Trubisky 4:37 Bruce Arians pulls another fast one in the backfield 6:52 Mike Davis looks the part 10:00 Week 3's biggest injuries 14:32 A look ahead to Week 4 waivers Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

17 min2 d ago
Comments
Foles takes over, Arians hates us, and Week 4 waivers

Davante Adams, Devin Singletary, A.J. Green and potential Week 3 movers

Week 3 is underway, with one game down and 15 to go. Beller and DVR get you ready for the weekend ahead with key injury and news updates on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Rundown 1:30 Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs sit Thursday 2:33 Davante Adams (hamstring) misses practice Thursday 6:10 Curtis Samuel's role with Christian McCaffrey out 8:20 Alshon Jeffery (foot) gets first practice reps of the season 9:52 Zack Moss (toe) and John Brown (foot) potentially iffy for Sunday 12:48 La'Mical Perine an interesting preemptive add? 13:58 A.J. Green a buy-low? 15:46 Bruce Arians hates tight ends Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper

17 min5 d ago
Comments
Davante Adams, Devin Singletary, A.J. Green and potential Week 3 movers

Thursday Night Football news, and the possibility of a permanent QB change in Los Angeles

Week 3 kicks off Thursday with the Dolphins and Jaguars getting together in Jacksonville. D.J. Chark, however, may not be part of the festivities due to chest and back injuries. On this episode of Fantasy Football in 15, Beller and DVR discuss the effect Chark's absence would have on Gardner Minshew. They also dive into more injury news across the league and consider whether Justin Herbert will run away with the quarterback job in Los Angeles.Rundown1:36 D.J. Chark (chest/back) questionable for Thursday3:49 Wide receiver injuries across the league4:47 Davante Adams (hamstring) limited on Wednesday6:55 The 49ers' offense without its four best players10:13 Injuries of fantasy relevance in Denver10:59 Jalen Reagor (thumb) to IR; DeSean Jackson a strong start in Week 312:24 Mo Alie-Cox worth streaming in Week 3?14:00 Justin Herbert to start in Week 3...and beyond?Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min6 d ago
Comments
Thursday Night Football news, and the possibility of a permanent QB change in Los Angeles

Devonta Freeman Lands in New York as the RB Dominoes Continue to Fall

The Giants found their Saquon Barkley replacement on Tuesday, signing Devonta Freeman. He'll likely take over the backfield eventually, but how quickly and to what extent are the questions that matter in the fantasy world. Beller and DVR start to answer them, and consider where this week's waiver prizes sit in the Week 3 rankings on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.Rundown1:23 Devonta Freeman Signs with the Giants6:00 Tre'Quan Smith's Role In New Orleans11:36 Jerick McKinnon a Must-Start in Week 3?13:50 Starting Darrell Henderson in Week 3?Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min1 w ago
Comments
Devonta Freeman Lands in New York as the RB Dominoes Continue to Fall

Christian McCaffrey, Courtland Sutton, and Another Round of Week 2 Injuries

The injury news from Week 2 Sunday kept rolling in on Monday, with updates on Christian McCaffrey, Courtland Sutton and others. All of the injuries from Week 2 make this a big waiver week, with players such as Darrell Henderson, Mike Davis and Jerick McKinnon taking center stage. Beller and DVR discuss the latest on all the injuries and how aggressive they'd be on the major players on the Week 3 waiver wire on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.Rundown1:59 Where Does Mike Davis Slot in the Waiver Wire Rankings?4:13 The Denver Offense Without Courtland Sutton and Drew Lock7:49 Jerick McKinnon Climbs the Depth Chart in San Francisco9:50 Golden Tate's Spot on the Waiver Wire12:51 Is Justin Herbert Stream-Worthy in Week 3?Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min1 w ago
Comments
Christian McCaffrey, Courtland Sutton, and Another Round of Week 2 Injuries

The Fantasy Fallout from an Injury-Filled Week 2

Despite huge games from Aaron Jones, Josh Allen, Kyler Murray and many others, injuries were the story of Week 2. Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper run through those, and the effects they'll have in the fantasy football world, on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.Rundown1:52 Saquon Barkley Suffers a Torn ACL3:50 Christian McCaffrey Dealing with an Ankle Injury5:10 Davante Adams Leaves Early with a Hamstring Injury6:37 Raheem Mostert Suffers a Sprained MCL9:29 Cam Akers' Rib Injury and the Hot Hand for the Rams11:24 Sterling Shepard Suffers a Foot Injury12:26 Parris Campbell Avoids the Worst14:22 Robby Anderson, Russell Gage and Myles GaskinFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

16 min1 w ago
Comments
The Fantasy Fallout from an Injury-Filled Week 2

A Split Backfield in Pittsburgh, a Troubling Injury in Tennessee, and a Receiver Set to Go Off in Tampa

Michael Beller and Brandon Funston get you ready for the weekend ahead on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. The guys discuss the possibility of Benny Snell stealing touches from a healthy James Conner, an unceasing string of receiver injuries, two big pass-catchers who could miss 49ers-Jets, A.J. Brown's troubling knee issue, Mike Evans' smash spot, and more.Rundown1:13 Is Benny Snell Going to Have a Season-Long Presence?3:30 An Update on All Those WR Injuries4:51 Checking in on George Kittle and Jamison Crowder9:08 A.J. Brown Might Be Week-to-Week with Knee Injury11:47 Mike Evans' Week 2 Smash SpotFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandonFunston Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

17 min1 w ago
Comments
A Split Backfield in Pittsburgh, a Troubling Injury in Tennessee, and a Receiver Set to Go Off in Tampa

Browns-Bengals, Falcons-Cowboys, and a Slew of Injured Receivers

Week 2 kicks off on Thursday with the Bengals visiting the Browns. Beller and DVR kick off this episode of Fantasy Football in 15 looking at injuries on both teams that could affect the fantasy landscape. They also update all the big-name injuries at the wide receiver position and look ahead to the potential fantasy bonanza between the Falcons and Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday.Rundown1:30 Injuries to Jarvis Landry, Geno Atkins and Mike Daniels4:06 Is There Any Value in the Jets' Backfield with Le'Veon Bell Out?5:55 Big Wide Receiver Injuries9:06 Miles Sanders (Hamstring) on Track to Return12:04 John Brown (Foot) Misses Practice13:32 Fire up Everyone in the Falcons-Cowboys GameFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

17 min1 w ago
Comments
Browns-Bengals, Falcons-Cowboys, and a Slew of Injured Receivers

Phillip Lindsay's Turf Toe, James Conner's Sprained Ankle, and Receivers Who Delivered on Monday Night

The Monday night doubleheader gave us plenty of news that got lost in Tuesday's waiver wire shuffle. Beller and DVR check in on the backfields in Denver and Pittsburgh, and discuss Corey Davis, Darius Slayton, and the Steelers' trio of fantasy-relevant receivers on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15.1:33 Benny Snell Joins the Mix after James Conner's Ankle Injury5:10 Phillip Lindsay Dealing with Turf Toe9:12 Is Corey Davis This Year's DeVante Parker?12:28 Is Darius Slayton the Guy for Daniel Jones?14:36 A Strong Start for Pittsburgh's ReceiversFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month at theathletic.com/footballin15

17 min2 w ago
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Phillip Lindsay's Turf Toe, James Conner's Sprained Ankle, and Receivers Who Delivered on Monday Night
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