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Off The Charts Podcast: October 15

This week on the Off The Charts podcast: What would happen in an Arizona-New England Super Bowl? How much have Seattle's early close losses hurt their Super Bowl odds? And are the New York Giants "for real" in 2015?

1 comment, Last at 15 Oct 2015, 2:21pm by Anon Ymous

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: The Replacements

This week's ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast with Aaron Schatz and Anita Marks looks at the replacements for Jamaal Charles in Kansas City and possible bye-week replacements for Week 6. Plus, looking at fantasy football stars without touchdowns this year: for which players is it a fluke, and for which players is it a trend. (Hint: Eddie Lacy fluke, Matt Forte trend.)

NFL Week 5: The Root and Roots Show

For the third season in a row, I talked NFL with longtime FO reader Greg Rasheed on his podcast, The Root and Roots Show. Topics covered include the Super Bowl prospects for Greg's defense-led Broncos, the surprising Falcons, the disappointing Dolphins, how Dallas' injuries have changed the NFC East, the progress of football analytics, who can stop the Patriots, and the current outlook for Super Bowl 50.

Off The Charts Podcast: October 8

This week on the Off The Charts Podcast: Lots of discussion of the Cincinnati Bengals. Is Andy Dalton on a hot streak, or is this a new level of play for him? Is 2015 just like the other years where the Bengals seemed strong early and then faded? Is it rare for four teams (New England, Green Bay, Arizona, and the Bengals) to be so far ahead of the rest of the league in DVOA? Plus, a look at which running backs and wide receivers have improved significantly in our stats this season, with broken tackle numbers from the Sports Info Solutions charting project.

2 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2015, 1:37pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: It's Time to Say Goodbye

I would like to thank Matt Bowen for sitting in for me on the ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast this week while I was off dealing with the Tammy Wynette part of my life. This week, Anita Marks and Matt discuss which players it is time to give up on after four weeks of struggles, and which quarterbacks you want to target for the rest of the 2015 season. I'll be back on the podcast next week.

Off The Charts Podcast: October 1

This week on the Off The Charts Podcast: More discussion of Arizona and their ideal opposites, the Chicago Bears. How rare is it to rank in the top five in all three phases of DVOA, like Arizona does? How far can the Chicago Bears fire sale go, and where are the best landing places for Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery? Plus: Why Derek Carr is so much better this year, and why the future is bright on both sides of the ball for Oakland despite a No. 28 rank in defensive DVOA so far.

2 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2015, 12:46pm by Sifter

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: Buy Low & Sell High

Anita Marks and Aaron Schatz recap Week 3 and preview Week 4. They also discuss which players you should cut loose, which ones you should buy low on, and who you should sell high on.

Off The Charts Podcast: September 24

This week on the Off The Charts podcast: What do we really know about the Arizona Cardinals, and how real is their huge Week 2 lead in DVOA? Which surprise 0-2 teams are most likely to get their acts together and make a playoff run? What does the Tony Romo injury mean for the Cowboys. Plus, lots of NFC South talk about the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, and answering some questions from Twitter.

3 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2015, 12:55pm by BJR

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: Time for the Backups

In this week's ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly, Anita Marks and I discuss which quarterbacks are best to cover for your injured starters over the next few weeks. The players with the easiest schedules through the end of October may surprise you. Plus, we look at hot receivers and running backs, asking who's for real and who is likely just a flash in the fantasy football pan.

1 comment, Last at 23 Sep 2015, 9:07am by smutsboy

Off The Charts Podcast: September 17

The second weekly edition of our new Off the Charts podcast breaks down the basic ideas behind DVOA and DAVE then dives into what we've learned about the AFC South and AFC East after surprisingly dominant Week 1 wins from Buffalo and Tennessee. Scott Spratt and I also look at the NFC West, with some interesting charting stats on Carlos Hyde and how the 49ers running game succeeds despite facing constantly loaded boxes.