Podcasts | 2011
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Fantasy Notes From The 2011 Season:
What a crazy year it was with the lockout through the offseason, but eventually the players and owners settled there differences and we had a full year of football. Some players struggled with health because of poor conditioning but overall it was an exciting year, with three quarterbacks throwing for over 5,000 yards.
Throughout the year it was our proud pleasure to have fantasy football expert Matt De Lima join us for a regular weekly show, talking about the trends around the league, and injury updates.
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|Fantasy Philosophers Podcasts For 2011|
|Date December, 23rd 2011: Week 16 Playoffs Updates|
|Date December, 16th 2011: Week 15 Playoffs Updates|
|Date December, 9th 2011: Week 14 Playoffs Updates|
|Date December, 2nd 2011: Week 13 Injury Updates|
|Date November 20th, 2011: Week 11 React|
Jay Cutler Breaks Thumb, Out For Regular Season
Kevin Smith The Star Of Week 11
Matthew Stafford Throws 5 Touchdowns
Toby Gerhart A Must Add After Adrian Peterson’s Injury
LeGarrette Blount Breaks Out Against Packers
Vincent Jackson Continues His Boom / Bust Ways
Vince Young and DeSean Jackson Impress In Win
Victor Cruz and Giants Offense Going Forward
|Date November 18th, 2011: Week 11 Injury Updates|
|Date November 14th, 2011: Week 10 React|
Matt Cassel Down, Trouble For Dwayne Bowe?
Lance Ball Likely To Start This Week
Kendall Hunter Could Lead The 49ers In Touches This Week
Marshawn Lynch Has A Great Matchup Against The Rams
Jay Cutler Could Have A Solid Fantasy Performance Against The Chargers
Laurent Robinson Continues To Produce
|Date November 11th, 2011: Week 10 Injury Updates|
|Date November 4th, 2011: Week 9 Injury Updates To Running Backs|
* Please Note: Podcast was done on Thursday and at that time I thought McGahee would be out. Listed as probable Friday, he’s now likely to play
|Date October 28th, 2011: Week 8 Injury / Ranking Updates|
Peyton Hillis Likely Out Again
Matthew Stafford Likely To Play
Ingram Out, Srpoles and Thomas To Share Backfield Duties
Biggest First Half Surprises: Newton / Fred Jackson
Top First Half Disappointments: Ochocinco / Chris Johnson
|Date October 24th, 2011: Week 7 React|
Chris Johnson’s Continued Struggles
DeMarco Murray’s Big Day
Ben Roethlisberger’s Heating Up
Matthew Stafford Banged Up
Consider Using Ben Tate As A Flex Play
Taiwan Jones Deep Waiver Pickup
|Date October 20th, 2011: Week 7 Injury / Ranking Updates|
What To Make Of Lions New Starting Tail Back Maurice Morris
Montario Hardesty Should Start Against Seahawks
DeMarco Murray’s Impact In The Cowboys Offense
If Gates Plays, Should You Start Him?
Brandon Lloyd Odds Of Success With The Rams
|Date October 16th, 2011: Week 6 React|
Felx Jones Down, DeMarco Murray Waiver Pickup
Greg Little Plays Well In First Start
Rashard Mendenhall Gets Things Going Agaisnt The Jaguars
Buccaneers Bounce Back
|Date October 14th, 2011: Week 6 Injury / Ranking Updates|
Cam Newton’s Trade Value
What To Make Of Jahvid Best Going Forward
Is Michael Crabtree Worth Starting?
Curtis Painter To Pierre Garcon
|Date October 9th, 2011: Week 5 React|
|Players Discussed – Alex Smith, Frank Gore, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Stevan Ridley, Shonn Greene, Victor Cruz, Mario Manningham, Pierre Garcon, Joseph Addai, Delone Carter, Curtis Painter
49ers Offense Waking Up
Law Firm Still Top Back In New England
Shonn Greene Finally A Bell Cow?
Victor Cruz Breakout Season
Pierre Garcon Breaking Out With Curtis Painter At Quarterback
|Date October 7th, 2011: Week 5 Injury / Ranking Updates|
|Time to get ready for week five of the fantasy season with our injury / ranking updates.
Players Discussed –Rashard Mendenhall, Mario Manningham, Victor Cruz, Ryan Mathews, Mike Tolbert, Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones, Nick Fairley, Lawrence Timmons, Larry Foote, Vincent Jackson
Rashard Mendenhall’s Hamstring
Mario Manningham Fighting For His Starting Job
Ryan Mathews A Top 5 Fantasy Back
Andre Johnson’s Hamstring Injury
IDP – Nick Fairley’s Impact
IDP – Lawrence Timmons Moving To Outside
Vincent Jackson Status For Denver
|Date October 3rd, 2011: Week 4 React|
|It’s time for our weekly react to the games over the weekend. Super star running backs head the list as Arian Foster and Chris Johnson both ran for over 100 yards, for the first time this year.
Players Discussed – Arian Foster, Chris Johnson, Stevan Ridley, Julio Jones, Sidney Rice, Jimmy Graham, Cam Newton, Steve Smith
Arian Foster Strong Vs. Steelers
Chris Johnson Breaks 100 Yard Mark
Stevan Ridley Breaks Out Vs. Raiders
Back To Back 100 Yard Games For Julio Jones
Sidney Rice Continues To Make Plays
Newton To Smith: A Winning Connection
|Date September 30th, 2011: Week 4 Up And Down Trends|
|Usually we focus on injuries and ranking updates in our late week podcast, but I decided to go in another direction for this week. Since we are three full weeks into the season, I wanted to take a look at some of the trending up and down players and what fantasy owners should do about their situations.
Players Discussed This Week Include – DeSean Jackson, Chris Johnson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Fred Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, T.J. Ward, Derrick Johnson, and Jason Pierre-Paul.
What To Make Of DeSean Jackson Going Forward
Chris Johnson – Trade or Not To Trade
Can The Bills Keep This Up?
Will Calvin Reach 32 Touchdowns?
Wes Welker’s Crazy Hot Start
Gore’s Hurt, Hunter Earning More Playing Time
IDP – Should You Cut T.J. Ward?
IDP – What To Do About Derrick Johnson
IDP – Jason Pierre-Paul’s Hot Start
|Date September 26th, 2011: Week 3 React|
|The third week of the fantasy football season is just about in the books as we react to some of the headlines from around the league.
Players Discussed – Dwayne Bowe, Kendall Hunter, Frank Gore, Darren McFadden, Michael Vick, Mike Kafka, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Fred Jackson
Dwayne Bowe Should Be In Lineups Weekly
Frank Gore Injures Ankle, Kendall Hunter Waiver Pickup
Darren McFadden Possibly To Runner In Fantasy
Michael Vick Breaks Hand, Kafka Waiver Pickup
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Great Play
Fred Jackson Playing Like A RB-1
|Date September 23rd, 2011: Week 3 Injury / Ranking Updates|
|Time to get ready for week three and we have some noteworthy options to touch on as we get ready for another week.
Players discussed this week include – Ben Tate, Arian Foster, Cam Newton, Cedric Benson, Percy Harvin, Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas, Mike Sims-Walker, Brandon Gibson, Denario Alexander, Morgan Burnett, Jabaal Sheard, Michael Johnson, Jerod Mayo
Ben Tate’s Role Going Forward
Percy Harvin In Part Time Role
Cam Newton’s Breakout Season
Daniel Thomas vs. Reggie Bush
Who’s The No.1 Receiver In St. Louis?
Morgan Burnett Off To A Hot Start
IDP Waiver Options: Jabaal Sheard, Michael Johnson
Jerod Mayo Looking Good
Benson’s Three Game Suspension
|Date September 18th, 2011: Week 2 Sunday React|
|Another wild day of scoring around the league, as Cam Newton went for his second consecutive game throwing for over 400 yards and this time it was against the World Champion Packers.
Below we have our full podcast react for the second Sunday of the year. You will also find the podcast chopped into sections.
Jamaal Charles Done For The Year
Foster Injured Again, Tate Running Well
Denarius Moore Breaks Out In First Start
Daniel Thomas Takes Over As Lead Back In Miami
Cam Newton Top Ten Quarterback In Fantasy Right Now
Romo & Cowboys Offense Banged Up
|Date September 15th, 2011: Week 2 Player Rankings / Injury Updates|
|Kickoff weekend is long gone, and it’s time to get mentally prepared for the second week of the season. Join us on our week two podcast for injury and start – sit updates.
Players Discussed – Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Steven Jackson, Cadillac Williams, Joseph Addai, Dwayne Bowe, Payton Hillis and IDP players Jon McGraw and Sean Lee.
|Date September 12th, 2011: Week 1 Studs & Duds|
|The first Sunday of the 2011 fantasy football season is in the books. Findout who we thought were the highlight studs and duds of the week.
Week 1 Studs & Duds
|Date September 8th, 2011: Week One Player Rankings / Injury Updates|
|Peyton Manning and Arian Foster highlight our week one player ranking / injury updates. Join Sean and Matt De Lima as they keep you updated on recent news from around the league.
Peyton Manning Has Another Neck Surgery
Arian Foster A Game Time Decision
Tony Romo A Shaky Start With Linemen Hurt
Chris Cooley Unlikely To Play, Fred Davis Should Start
IDP – Jon Beason Expected To Go Week 1
IDP – Ray Edwards Ready For Bears
IDP – James Harrison’s Back Injury
|Date September 5th, 2011: Week One Player Projections|
|The 2011 season is right around the corner and the guys get you set for week one, with a few sleepers to keep in mind for the waiver wire and some key start options this week.
Sleeper – Deji Karim Will Backup MJD
Sleeper – Antonio Brown Should Outplay Hines Ward
Big Ben A Start’em Option vs. Ravens
Reggie Bush Should Be Feature Back
Brandon Lloyd Set For Another Solid Season
Beanie Wells a Worthy Start Against The Panthers
Keep An Eye On Rookie WR A.J. Green
|Date August 24th, 2011: IDP Draft Prep Part 2: Top 5 DL’s, LB’s, DB’s|
|Matt De Lima breaks down his top five options to draft for defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs this year in IDP fantasy drafts.
Top 5 Defensive Linemen
Justin Tuck, Trent Cole, Jared Allen, Charles Johnson, Terrell Suggs
Top 5 Linebackers
Patrick Willis, Lawrence Timmons, Jon Beason, Jerod Mayo, Desmond Bishop
Top 5 Defensive Backs
Eric Berry, Yeremiah Bell, LaRon Landry, Pat Chung, Tyvon Branch
|Date August 24th, 2011: Redraft Prep Part 1: Rounds 1 – 5|
|Matt De Lima discusses his thoughts about some of the notable players both good and bad through the first five rounds of recent mock drafts from fantasy football calculators ADP trends.
Chris Johnson Still In Holdout
Rashard Mendenhall Ready For Another Strong Season
Adrian Peterson Worthy Of Your First Selection
Greg Jennings Could Suffer With Consistency Issues
Darren McFadden Might Be Better Than Last Year
Bounce Back Season In Store For Larry Fitzgerald
Can Dwayne Bowe Repeat His 15 Touchdowns From 2010?
LeGarrette Blount Ready To Roll Up Another Big Season
Wes Welker Will Continue To Be Tom Brady’s Go To Receiver
Dez Bryant Needs Another Year To Mature Before Dominating In Fantasy Leagues
Bounce Back Season For Dallas Clark
Should You Trust Shonn Greene?
Ryan Mathews To Struggle Once Again
Good Things In Store For Rookie Mark Ingram
Mario Manningham Set For Breakout Season As Full Time Starter
|Date August 21st, 2011: Week Two Preseason Notes|
|The second week of the preseason is just about over as the guys breakdown some of the notable points to take away for fantasy football rankings.
This week we cover players like Kendall Hunter, Sam Bradford, Braylon Edwards, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Arian Foster and the Eagles Defense.
Arian Foster Looks Good Against The Saints
Mark Ingram – Pierre Thomas In RBBC?
Gore Unhappy, Kendall Hunter Looks Good vs Raiders
Braylon Edwards A Fantasy Sleeper?
Eagles Defense Needs Time To Gel
Is Sam Bradford A Starting Quarterback In Fantasy Leagues Already?
|Date August 14th, 2011: Week One Preseason Notes|
|Following the aftermath of the first three days of the preseason, the guys talk about some key points, from the week and the trade of Lee Evans to the Ravens.
Fantasy Impact – Lee Evans Traded To Ravens
Matthew Stafford Looks Good
Is Jahvid Best A Top Ten Running Back?
Mark Ingram Scores In Preseason Debut
Saints Defense Looks Great, 49ers Offense Horrible
|Date August 12th, 2011: Mock Draft Results – Round by Round|
|During the first weekend of August, the philosophers went over to Mock Draft Central and participated in a 10 team mock draft for 15 rounds. Below you will find our full podcast for the entire mock draft, as well as a breakdown of our throughout throughout each round.
Full Mock Draft
1st Round Results
2nd Round Results
3rd Round Results
4th Round Results
5th Round Results
6th Round Results
7th Round Results
8th Round Results
9th Round Results
10th Round Results
11th Round Results
12th Round Results
13th Round Results
14th Round Results
15th Round Results
|Date July 31st, 2011: Free Agent Updates|
|With so many changes already in the first few days of free agency, we’ve decided to give you an hour podcast to breakdown the notable changes from around the league. We have the full podcast below as well as a short podcast for each team, so you can listen to various parts without having to listen to the entire podcast if you like.
Bears Starting To Look Like The Cowboys
Broncos – Moreno To Start After All
Colts Re-Sign Joseph Addai and Peyton Manning
Dolphins – Reggie Bush a Feature Back?
Eagles Defense Ready To Soar
Panthers – Do You Smell What Rivera Is Cookin’?
Patriots Trade For Chad Ochocinco
Seahawks Land A Pair Of Vikings
Titans Offensive Outlook
Donovan McNabb To The Vikings
|Date June 27th, 2011: ADP Values / Trends|
|Our first ADP values / trends for the 2011 fantasy football season are up. Listen in as we discuss some of the players listed.|
|Date June 27th, 2011: Running Backs Projected Stats|
|Our running back projected stats are up for the 2011 fantasy football season. In this podcast we get into a few names like Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson and a host of other runners.|
|Date June 21st, 2011: Wide Receivers Projected Stats|
|Take a look at our wide receivers projected stats for the up coming fantasy season. The podcast below give some analysis of the projections we have for quarterbacks this season.
|Date June 21st, 2011: Quarterbacks Projected Stats|
|Take a look at our quarterback projected stats for the up coming fantasy season. The podcast below give some analysis of the projections we have for quarterbacks this season.
Some quarterbacks covered on this podcast include