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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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Jun 1, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show on the fantasy echo chamber and how to use game theory to your advantage in fantasy football drafts. He then dives into the state of the position for tight ends heading into the 2020 fantasy football draft season. Jeff talks about why it isn't necessarily advantageous to take an elite option, which players could give you the biggest ROI in the middle round, what to do with Gronk, deeper candidates who could break into the top 10, and streaming options with upside.

May 29, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on what factors will impact DeAndre Hopkins' production in 2020 with the Arizona Cardinals. Jeff then breaks down the thought process behind a very tricky keeper decision involving Dalvin Cook and George Kittle.

May 28, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on why trade vetoes are one of the worst things about fantasy football. He then dives into the escalating hype for Diontae Johnson, why he loves Parris Campbell as a late-round guy in best ball, why LeSean McCoy is a better signing with Philly than Devonta Freeman for Miles Sanders, and Aaron Jones contract talk.

May 27, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some thoughts on the Jets offensive line and how their offseason moves could impact Le'Veon Bell. He also points out an interesting positional designation on ESPN and makes a case for exploiting gaps in your league's rules. Jeff then wraps things up with some of his favorite season-long player prop bets on FanDuel. 

May 26, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe is back with some good news on the NFL front with more states opening up for sports. Jeff then dives into 10 players to target in the first 10 rounds of drafts who he views as a value at their current ADP. He also breaks down how the optimal draft strategy is starting to unfold based on ADP trends.

May 25, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe takes no days off and is here with a special Memorial Day edition of the pod. He kicks things off with some quick thoughts on Carlos Hyde signing with the Seahawks. Jeff then has a little fun and breaks down the structure and unique settings/formats of some of his personal leagues. 

May 22, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with his thoughts on Adam Caplan's projection of 15-18 touches per game for Miles Sanders and what this workload would mean for Sanders' fantasy value. Jeff then briefly touches on Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes and gives some quick notes on Patriots rookie WR Jeff Thomas. He wraps up the show with Andy Reid's troll job on the NFL's proposed alternative to the on-side kick.

May 21, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on Josh Gordon. He then breaks down the Rams backfield, when he expects Justin Herbert to be under center for the Chargers, and the potential impact of Carlos Hyde or Devonta Freeman signing with the Seahawks or Eagles. Jeff then gives you 10 players to avoid at their current ADPs in the first five rounds of your fantasy football drafts.

May 21, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on Josh Gordon. He then breaks down the Rams backfield, when he expects Justin Herbert to be under center for the Chargers, and the potential impact of Carlos Hyde or Devonta Freeman signing with the Seahawks or Eagles. Jeff then gives you 10 players to avoid at their current ADPs in the first five rounds of your fantasy football drafts.

May 20, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's with some thoughts on Jay Glazer's suggestion that Taysom Hill could be the guy at quarterback for the Saints after Drew Bress along with his take on praise from the Chiefs coaching staff for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Jeff then elaborates on his comment from Monday's pod that David Montgomery won't be a bell cow this year. He wraps things up by having a little fun with some cliche sports debate topics.

May 19, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down the projected starting lineups for all 32 teams at PFF.com and gives insights an analysis on what these projections mean for fantasy purposes. Topics include: who mans the slot for the Cowboys, what to do about the 49ers backfield, who projects as the starting RB in Indy, a surprise starter projected for the Chargers, and more.

May 18, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with a quick comment on Ben Roethlisberger and the breaks down how Nyheim Hines and Tarik Cohen impact their respective backfields. Here, Jeff gets into why David Montgomery doesn't project as a bell cow. Jeff then dives into shadow coverage at the college level and breaks down which of the top corners in this year's draft were asked to shadow at the college level in 2019.

May 15, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down the best and worst fantasy football schedules for tight ends on today's show. He kicks things off with some thoughts on Evan Engram's schedule and then breaks down his plan for how to attack the position in fantasy drafts. Jeff then talks about why it's a good thing to play in the NFC East. He then dives into some thoughts on Mike Gesicki and makes a case for Travis Kelce as the greatest fantasy football tight end of all time.

May 14, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down the best and worst fantasy football schedules for quarterbacks on today's show. He kicks things off with some thoughts on San Francisco's schedule and then breaks down why Dak Prescott's schedule could be tricky during the fantasy playoffs. Jeff then talks about Kirk Cousins' outlook and why he's trying to get shares of Matthew Stafford. He then dives into some concerns for the Raiders passing game and how Josh Allen's brutal schedule impacts his fantasy draft value.

May 13, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down the best and worst fantasy football schedules for wide receivers on today's show. He kicks things off with some thoughts on Tampa's schedule and then breaks down why Marvin Jones comes in so high in his projections. Jeff then talks about the Chargers passing game and what he likes about Dionatae Johnson. He then dives into some concerns for the Rams passing game and the brutal matchups for all AFC East wideouts.

May 12, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's podcast with a continuation of the bell cow conversation and gives you the running backs who are most likely to be bell cows in 2020. Jeff then dives back into the 2020 NFL calendar and breaks down the best and worst schedules for running backs using fantasy strength of matchup data from PFF. 

May 11, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on the Eagles interest in Carlos Hyde and what this means for Miles Sanders. He then dives into the topic of bell cow running backs and uses expected fantasy points to break down the biggest bell cow backs from last season and what to expect for them this season.

May 8, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe dives into the 2020 NFL schedule release and breaks down fantasy football winners and losers using fantasy strength of matchup, which is an improvement on traditional fantasy football strength of schedule.

May 7, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks things off on NFL schedule release day with a look at some of the most intriguing matchups on the 2020 slate, including a tasty matchup between the Chiefs and Buccaneers. He then dives into best ball ADP values based on his rankings for the early, middle, and late rounds of current best ball drafts.

May 6, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe pulls back the curtain on his fantasy football rankings process and gives you three advanced stats he uses when putting together fantasy football rankings. He kicks things off with why deep-ball targets are important for fantasy, then breaks down running back breakaway runs, and rounds out the trio with a look at running back elusive stats. 

May 5, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with his thoughts on how Frank Gore signing with the Jets impacts Le'Veon Bell. He also discusses Dan Arnold news and how we should be viewing Antonio Gibson. Jeff then breaks down some observations from his top 200 PPR rankings including the uncertainty at running back, his early safe-and-upside quarterbacks, why Allen Robinson will be a value, where Gronk ranks, and much more.

May 4, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some thoughts on the passing of Don Shula. He then dives into the news and dissects what both Sean McVay and Frank Reich have to say about the Rams and Colts backfields. He also breaks down where he's willing to draft Le'Veon Bell this year. Jeff wraps things up with a quick look at some of the key stats he's using to predict wide receiver breakouts from this year's rook class.

May 1, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with his thoughts on the news that Damien Williams remains the starter in Kansas City and gives some quick thoughts on Tennessee not picking up Corey Davis' fifth-year option. He then breaks down how he's adjusting his rookie fantasy football rankings for superflex and 2QB leagues. Jeff wraps things up with a quick one-round rookie mock draft and explains the thought process behind each pick.

Apr 30, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down all of the fantasy football winners and losers following the NFL Draft from all 32 teams. Topics include, when he expects each rookie running back to emerge, veteran quarterbacks who made out like bandits, Andy Dalton's release, why the three Cowboys wideouts are losers but Dak Prescott is a winner, and much more.

Apr 29, 2020

Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's podcast with a few thoughts on Jameis Winston signing with the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picking up O.J. Howard's fifth-year option. He then breaks down his first post-Draft mock draft and tells you exactly how to make your opponents pay for mistakes they make in drafts. Jeff wraps things up by breaking down where the rookies landed in his dynasty fantasy football rankings update.

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