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PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with Jeff Ratcliffe

Fantasy football at an elite level. Host Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down all of the latest NFL news and gives you the analysis and unique insights you need to dominate your season-long fantasy football leagues and DFS contests. With cutting-edge stats and information from Pro Football Focus, get ready to take your game to another level. If you want to be the BEST, this fantasy football podcast is a must.
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Aug 30, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off todays show with the news that Jerry Jones expects Ezekiel Elliott to miss regular season games (1:11). Jeff breaks down where he's taking Zeke in drafts and uses this topic as a starting spot for some key tips as we wind down the fantasy football draft season (1:27). He then gives a few quick thoughts on how to get starting in sports betting and player props (7:37). Jeff also discusses why you don't want to roster Kareem Hunt (9:43) and the latest on Jadeveon Clowney (11:40). Jeff wraps up today's show with some players who stood out in the Week 4 preseason contests from Thursday night (15:06).

Aug 29, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with a look at the most recent fantasy football news from around the NFL, including what to make of Eric Williams' hunch that Melvin Gordon will be back with the Chargers before Week 1 (2:19), Jerick McKinnon suffering another setback (5:04), the Bucs looking to ride the hot hand in their backfield (6:30), and Jalen Ramsey set to shadow Tyreek Hill in Week 1 (8:13). Jeff then dives into his Love List and gives you some players who he loves in fantasy football drafts. Target these players in any remaining drafts you have this weekend (13:00).

 

Jeff's full Love List - https://www.pff.com/news/fantasy-football-z-the-love-list-jeff-ratcliffes-favorite-fantasy-football-picks-for-2019

Aug 29, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with a look at the most recent fantasy football news from around the NFL, including what to make of Eric Williams' hunch that Melvin Gordon will be back with the Chargers before Week 1, Jerick McKinnon suffering another setback, the Bucs looking to ride the hot hand in their backfield, and Jalen Ramsey set to shadow Tyreek Hill in Week 1. Jeff then dives into his Love List and gives you some players who he loves in fantasy football drafts. Target these players in any remaining drafts you have this weekend.

 

Jeff's full Love List - https://www.pff.com/news/fantasy-football-z-the-love-list-jeff-ratcliffes-favorite-fantasy-football-picks-for-2019

Aug 28, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's podcast with a look at the biggest fantasy football news from around the NFL including a possible trade brewing between the Dolphins and Texans (1:27), could Melvin Gordon return before Week 1 (3:58), and injury updates for D.K. Metcalf (5:10), DeSean Jackson (5:17), Keke Coutee (6:37), Cam Newton (6:44), and Jordan Reed (6:49). Jeff then gives some thoughts on adding more starting spots to fantasy leagues (7:04) and goes on a rant about trade vetoes (13:07). Jeff wraps up the show with his list of deep breakout candidates who you can get after Round 10 of fantasy drafts (16:07).

Aug 26, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down the fantasy football implications of Andrew Luck's surprise retirement. Jeff gives his thoughts on the new fantasy outlooks for Jacoby Brissett, T.Y. Hilton, Eric Ebron, and Marlon Mack. Jeff then dives into what to expect for Duke Johnson and the Texans backfield following Lamar Miller's season-ending knee injury. Jeff then closes the show with insights from the third week of the preseason and breaks down key snap data to decipher each NFL backfield.

Aug 23, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with what we learned from Thursday night's preseason action (0:40). Topics include: Derrius Guice's return (1:17), a Cam Newton injury scare (3:18), J.J. Arcega-Whiteside balling out(4:36), Leonard Fournette playing an every-down role (6:10), Kalen Ballage struggles (7:12), Jakobi Meyers' hot preseason continues (8:15), is Justice Hill worth drafting (8:50), and Rodney Anderson gets back on the field (10:43). Jeff then breaks down where he's willing to draft Ezekiel Elliott (13:38), Melvin Gordon (17:17), Antonio Brown (18:38), and Andrew Luck (19:48) in fantasy football drafts this weekend.

Aug 22, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with an update on Melvin Gordon's holdout (spoiler: it isn't good news) (1:10). He then discusses Anthony Miller's ankle injury (3:25), Darwin Thompson continuing to gain momentum (4:21), Alexander Mattison getting some buzz (5:04), Michael Crabtree signed by the Cardinals (7:51), D.K. Metcalf trending in the right direction to get back on the field soon (8:26), why we shouldn't worry about what Randy Fichtner said about Vance McDonald's snaps (8:48), Darrell Henderson's expected workload (9:49), Rashaad Penny fading on the Seahawks' depth chart (11:22), and how to interpret reports from beat writers. Jeff then gives you some tips on player prop bet strategy (14:00) and breaks down some of his favorite player prop bets right now (18:58).

Aug 21, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some thoughts on the Ezekiel Elliott holdout and why we need to be taking Tony Pollard for real. Jeff then dives into his fantasy football intel from episode 3 of Hard Knocks, including more insights into Antonio Brown's situation, Darren Waller trending up, and optimism for Hunter Renfrow's dynasty stock. Jeff then wraps up the show with the biggest ADP movers and shakers and breaks down how this movement impacts your upcoming fantasy football drafts. 

Aug 20, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos Week 2 preseason game, including what to think of Jimmy Garoppolo's performance (0:21), Raheem Mostert is a preseason hall of famer (0:55), and Emmanuel Sanders hasn't skipped a beat (1:27). Jeff then dives into some preseason snap data (2:28) and pulls out some very interesting insights from the Ravens (4:40), Cowboys (7:34), Broncos (10:05), and Seahawks backfields (11:20). He then wraps things up with his strategy with risk in fantasy football drafts (14:30) and gives you nine buyer beware players (15:50).

Aug 19, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with his thoughts on where we should be ranking (0:38) and drafting Josh Gordon (2:22) after the Patriots wide receiver was reinstated by the NFL. Jeff also checks in on the latest from the Antonio Brown helmet saga, as the Raiders wideout is currently not in training camp (4:10). Jeff then breaks down a perfect fantasy football draft out of the 1.05 spot (7:22) giving thoughts on roster construction in the early rounds out of this position (8:30) and how to attack the middle (17:18) and late rounds of your draft (19:40).

Aug 16, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with five fantasy football takeaways from Thursday night's Week 2 action (1:15), including Kyler Murray's rough outing (1:30), Miles Sanders running hot (4:30), Ty Montgomery emerging as Le'Veon Bell's handcuff (5:59), Adrian Peterson flashing vintage form (7:03), and Justice Hill posting a quality stat line (8:05). Jeff then dives into his quarterback rankings (9:38) and rounds out the show with his tight end rankings (20:00). 

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2019 Fantasy Football Playbook draft guide magazine

Top 200 Half-PPR fantasy football rankings 2019

10 tips for fantasy football auction drafts

Jeff Ratcliffe's auction player values for PPR

Aug 15, 2019

It's fantasy football draft season! On today's podcast, Jeff Ratcliffe dives deep into auction draft strategy (1:15) and gives you his 10 tips for fantasy football auction drafts (2:27). Jeff tells you how to allocate your budget (4:10), the importance of calculating player auction values (7:24), why you should know your league's tendencies (8:36), why tiers are important in auctions (10:44), what to do when you nominate (14:25), the difference between spending and overspending (17:00), how to exploit your opponents (19:48), why you need to detach from emotion (21:08), why you need to take advantage of your opponent's emotion (22:19), and what to do with kickers and team defense (23:18). 

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2019 Fantasy Football Playbook draft guide magazine

Top 200 Half-PPR fantasy football rankings 2019

10 tips for fantasy football auction drafts

Jeff Ratcliffe's auction player values for PPR

Aug 14, 2019

It's fantasy football draft season! Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's PFF Fantasy Football podcast with some thoughts on the Andrew Luck injury news (0:31). He tells you where Luck fell in his rankings (2:53) and discusses where he'd be comfortable drafting Luck (4:55). Jeff then gives you the fantasy football intel from episode 2 of Hard Knocks (6:11), with insight into Antonio Brown's situation (6:21) and a rookie wide receiver to keep an eye on (7:03). Jeff then dives into his top 50 wide receiver rankings (8:25). Topics include: the top-tier wideouts, should you move T.Y. Hilton down in your rankings (11:30), which Vikings wideout should you draft first (12:50), why Julian Edelman is a bust candidate (13:27), question marks for Mike Williams (19:03), is Christian Kirk a better fantasy option than Larry Fitzgerald (20:50), Dante Pettis' outlook this season (22:11), which Steelers' wideout to draft in the late rounds (24:07), Anthony Miller's upside (24:22), and much more.

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2019 Fantasy Football Playbook draft guide magazine

Top 200 Half-PPR fantasy football rankings 2019

How to handle the Andrew Luck situation for fantasy football

9 fantasy football bust candidates for the 2019 season


Aug 13, 2019

It's fantasy football draft season! Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with a quick update on the Antonio Brown situation and tells you if this moves the needle for his fantasy value on Brown (2:10). Jeff then dives into his top 50 running back rankings for 2019 fantasy football (3:26). Jeff gives you his top tier of running backs (3:38), tells you what he's doing with the fourth pick in fantasy football drafts (6:27), gives an updated ranking for Ezekiel Elliott (9:32), breaks down running backs at the back end of the RB1 (10:35), talks about Leonard Fournette's role in Jacksonville (12:45), continues to hold his ground on Damien Williams (14:15), discusses what to do about Melvin Gordon (16:38), breaks down the difference between Josh Jacobs and David Montgomery (17:32), talks about why pass-catching specialists like James White are volatile for fantasy (19:19), discusses the 49ers backfield (21:24), gives thoughts on Derrius Guice (23:41), updates Duke Johnson's ranking (24:11), and much more.

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2019 Fantasy Football Playbook draft guide magazine

Top 200 Half-PPR fantasy football rankings 2019

Aug 12, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with his thoughts on the most recent Antonio Brown news (0:30) and gives you his fantasy football value breaking points (5:07) on when is the earliest to draft AJ Green (6:28), Ezekiel Elliott (8:15), Melvin Gordon (8:55), and Brown (9:35) if you're drafting this week. He then tells you how to adjust your draft strategy in leagues that award six points for passing touchdowns (10:33). Jeff wraps things up with his biggest takeaways from the Friday (15:31) and Saturday preseason games (21:15).

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Aug 9, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's podcast with the biggest fantasy football takeaways from Thursday night's Week 1 preseason games. Topics include: David Montgomery's strong debut (0:45), Baker Mayfield firing on all cylinders (3:05), Daniel Jones proving the naysayers wrong (3:58), Dallas Goedert's 2019 fantasy outlook (5:33), the Jakobi Meyers train continues to build momentum (7:30), Royce Freemans stock trending up (8:39), and a dynasty alert for Preston Williams (9:42). Jeff then unpacks the fantasy football fallout from Duke Johnson being traded to the Texans (10:38). He then wraps up the show with JJ Zachariason of numberFire and FanDuel (16:30) and chats with JJ about quarterback draft strategy (23:00).

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Fantasy Football Keeper Rankings for 2019

Fantasy football takeaways from the Thursday slate of preseason Week 1

Fantasy football fallout of Duke Johnson being traded to Houston

 

Aug 7, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with his reaction to Ezekiel Elliott not reporting to Cowboys camp on 8/6 (0:31). He tells you where Elliott now sits in his rankings (1:50) and where he'd be comfortable drafting Elliott right now (4:05). Jeff then gives some fantasy football intel from the first episode of HBO's Hard Knocks (6:28). Jeff then wraps up the show with an in-depth look at his overall tiers (9:59) and breaks down where he's drafting specific positions and which players to target in those spots (13:08). 

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Jeff Ratcliffe's Overall Tiers for 2019 Fantasy Football Drafts

Insights from Episode 1 of Hard Knocks

2019 Fantasy Football Rankings

Aug 5, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's podcast with some thoughts on the Texans waiving D'Onta Foreman (3:20), including the fantasy football impact on Lamar Miller (4:44). Jeff then dives into his first live draft of the year (9:20), and uses his experiences from the draft to give you five tips on how to dominate your own drafts this year (11:17): 1) Keep it simple (11:40), 2) Don't wait at running back (16:15), 3) Get a good tight end, but you don't need Travis Kelce (20:43), 4) Let value fall to you at wide receiver (22:15), and 5) Wait as long as you can at quarterback (25:57). 

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PFF Fantasy Playbook V3

Jeff Ratcliffe's Printable Cheat Sheets 

5 Fantasy Football Strategy Tips

Aug 2, 2019

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with an update on the Ezekiel Elliott holdout situation (2:11) and discusses his thoughts on what to do if you have a keeper decision with Elliott or Melvin Gordon (3:56). Jeff then welcomes NFL Media's Michael Fabiano to the show. The two chat about how Michael got started in the fantasy industry and then dive into running back talk (6:03). Jeff pick's Michael's brain on Elliott and Gordon, Le'Veon Bell's outlook, the Denver backfield, and how he's handling Kalen Ballage and Kenyan Drake in fantasy drafts (13:10).

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Top 200 PPR rankings

Fantasy football keeper value chart

Jeff Ratcliffe's Fantasy Blueprint and 2019 Draft Board

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