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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
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Date December, 16th 2011: Week 15 Playoffs Updates
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Date December, 9th 2011: Week 14 Playoffs Updates
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Date December, 2nd 2011: Week 13 Injury Updates
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Date November 20th, 2011: Week 11 React
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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
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Date November 14th, 2011: Week 10 React
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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
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Date November 4th, 2011: Week 9 Injury Updates To Running Backs
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* 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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Marques Colston

Date October 14th, 2011: Week 6 Injury / Ranking Updates
Full Podcast

Tebow Time

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Full Podcast

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.

Full Podcast

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.

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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.

Full Podcast

Fantasy Impact – Lee Evans Traded To Ravens

Matthew Stafford Looks Good

Matthew Stafford

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.

Mock Results

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.

Full Podcast

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.

ADP Values / Trends Article

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.

RB Projected Stats List

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
Josh Freeman
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Matt Ryan
Joe Flacco
Matthew Stafford
Sam Bradford


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