The Fantasy Football Beat
The Fantasy Football Beat
The Washington Post
Get caught up on all the latest football news and analysis with the Fantasy Football Beat, the podcast that will never let your fantasy football team die in darkness. Hosted by Mike Hume, Des Bieler and Jeff Dooley, the Beat is devoted to uncovering the top tips to help you draft and manage a winning fantasy team. [This podcast is no longer releasing new episodes.]
What our Big Ideas mean for 2018 and where we screwed up - 2017 Season Finale
It's breakdown day at The Beat, as Mike and Jeff re-examine some of the biggest tips The Beat touted in 2017, and hold themselves accountable for their misses.
Jan 4, 2018
35 min
The fantasy MVPs of 2017 and the biggest busts at each position
Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume discuss Todd Gurley's historic, league-winning run, while lamenting the likes of Jay Ajayi, DeMarco Murray and Amari Cooper, who turned out to be high-priced anchors around fantasy owners' necks.
Dec 27, 2017
41 min
Players under the spotlight in Week 16
Fantasy analyst Brandon Marianne Lee joins Des Bieler and Jeff Dooley to go over some players of interest in fantasy's most important week, including wide receivers for the Steelers and Jaguars.
Dec 20, 2017
32 min
NFL Week 15: Todd Gurley shreds Seattle, Antonio Brown exits early and more
Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week in which the Eagles' offense managed just fine with Nick Foles filling in for Carson Wentz.
Dec 17, 2017
29 min
Who to start and sit in Week 15
With so much at stake, which big names are looking like shaky starts, and who could become unheralded heroes? Des Bieler, Jeff Dooley and Mike Hume answer those questions, and they also offer some Carson Wentz replacements.
Dec 13, 2017
34 min
NFL Week 14: Carson Wentz goes down, Jonathan Stewart shines and more
Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week in which the Eagles QB and MVP candidate left a win over the Rams with a knee injury.
Dec 10, 2017
28 min
Is it crazy to bench Russell Wilson in Week 14?
Just when the fantasy playoffs are starting in most leagues, the top-scoring player in fantasy has the roughest of matchups -- a visit to Jacksonville. Scott Allen, Des Bieler and Mike Hume debate his prospects and other tricky Week 14 lineup decisions.
Dec 6, 2017
37 min
NFL week 13: Browns' Josh Gordon returns, Gronk loses his cool and more
Key observations and waiver wire from a week in which the Chiefs’ offense awakened and Alvin Kamara continued to do Alvin Kamara things.
Dec 3, 2017
28 min
Don't be afraid to bench Kareem Hunt and other studs in Week 13
It's do-or-die-time in many fantasy leagues, when the phrase "You don't sit your studs" tends to apply more than ever, but Hunt is among a few players who have lost the benefit of the doubt.
Nov 29, 2017
39 min
NFL Week 12: Julio Jones reminds his fantasy owners why they drafted him
Key observations and waiver wire advice from a week in which Alvin Kamara continued to dominate, fellow rookie Joe Mixon finally broke through and T.Y. Hilton was a non-factor once again.
Nov 26, 2017
23 min
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