The 10 Best Free Fantasy Football Podcasts of 2018

Want to win your league? Start listening to these podcasts

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Want to win your fantasy football league and become the envy of your friends or coworkers? Then you need to be caught up on all things NFL and specifically how it will impact your fantasy team. One of the best ways to stay abreast of all things fantasy football is to take advantage of the many excellent fantasy football podcasts out there.  

Here are the best fantasy football podcasts that will give you unique information, breaking news and all the tools you’ll need to hoist the league trophy at the end of the fantasy season. All of these are free and available on Stitcher or via the podcasts' websites.

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The Audible: Best For Deep Cuts And Advice

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The Audible offers some of the more unique fantasy football advice you'll find.

The Audible is brought to us from Footballguys.com, one of the top fantasy football websites around. And it’s got one of the preeminent voices in all of fantasy football behind it, Cecil Lammey. While Lammey doesn't host the podcast as much as he used to, The Audible still goes deep, covering everything from potential breakout stars to little known players that might give your league a boost. And they understand the nuances and rules of all the different possible scoring settings out there, too.

What We Like

  • Some of the best and most well-versed experts in the business.
  • Deep cuts and advice for nearly any type of league.

What We Don’t Like

  • The Audible was initially started casually, and it still has an on-the-couch feel that can border on amateurish.
  • These are big-time stat nerds, and the conversations can get pretty stat heavy, which isn’t for everyone.
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Rotoworld Football Podcast: Best Access To NFL Experts

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Rotoworld is a respected name in fantasy football, and that goes for the podcast as well.

If you’ve been playing fantasy football for a while, then you’ve probably heard of this podcast and visited Rotoworld’s website for advice before. Backed by NBC, Rotoworld’s fantasy football podcast gets high marks for the well-constructed episodes and access to top-notch NFL experts it provides.

It’s a professional podcast but Rotoworld isn’t trying to be flashy. They typically get right into the conversation without the sort of light banter or attempts at jokes that other podcasts can be prone to (whether you like sill banter or not, it’s not for everyone).

What We Like

  • Access to breaking news and big-name NFL experts.
  • Thorough analysis and unique advice.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lots of upselling throughout the podcast to buy their premium products.
  • Episodes can get long for those in a hurry.
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NFL Fantasy Live: Most Trustworthy Source

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NFL Fantasy Live provides advice and analysis from some of the most well known and respected NFL experts.

This is a big-time production backed directly by the NFL. It feels more like a radio show than a guys-on-their-couching-just-hanging-out vibe some of the other casts on this list have. Since NFL Fantasy Live is backed by the NFL, you can definitely trust the news and stats their experts are providing, and NFL Fantasy Live does a really good job of bringing in experts from around the fantasy football world. 

What We Like

  • This is straight from the NFL, meaning it’s super reliable and always has the latest news.

What We Don’t Like

  • As a bigger production they have to appeal to a mass audience, leaving them prone to more generic advice or focusing only on well-known players.
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Harris Fantasy Football Podcast: Best Independent Fantasy Podcast

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Chris Harris is, without doubt, one of the top fantasy football experts alive.

Chris Harris is widely recognized as one of the top fantasy experts working today, and his podcast reflects that expertise in every episode. Having spent 8 years at ESPN before going solo, he’s been doing this whole podcast and fantasy football thing for a while. And Chris isn’t tied to any big network, giving him the freedom to talk about the topics he really enjoys and without having to appease broad audiences. 

What We Like

  • Veteran analysis from one of the best in the business.
  • Unique, independent analysis.

What We Don’t Like

  • If listening on the website, it’s not the most user-friendly.
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Fantasy Football Today: Podcast Most Like A Traditional Sports Radio Show

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Fantasy Football Today the podcast should not be confused with FFtoday.com, a different fantasy football website.

Not to be confused with the similarly named fantasy-football themed website (FFtoday.com), Fantasy Football Today is brought to us by CBS Sports. As with some of the other podcasts produced by bigger names, Fantasy Football Today can sometimes feel like a traditional sports-radio show rather than a unique podcast with DIY aesthetics.

We give them bonus points for actually producing a daily show (minus weekends) and still finding relevant topics to discuss every time. Since this podcast is associated with CBS, you get reliable experts and breaking news, but they can fall prey to discussing the same topics every other fantasy football podcast does.

What We Like

  • Good production value.
  • Daily shows.

What We Don’t Like

  • Advice isn’t always unique.
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Fantasy Football Follies: Most Entertaining Podcast

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Finally, your life-long dream of listening to Michael Rapaport provide fantasy football advice has come true.

Coming from DraftKings, Fantasy Football Follies is one of the most entertaining fantasy football podcasts around. Michael Rapaport (yes, that Michael Rapaport) lends his namesake and voice to this weekly show.

Since this cast comes from DraftKings, there’s a lot of focus on advice that would only apply to daily fantasy products, but there’s still a lot of useful information for traditional leagues in this podcast that’s delivered in a fun way. But let’s be honest, Rapaport and his cohost are fun to listen to, not life-long fantasy experts like you might get elsewhere.

Note: Watch out for the rare swear-word to drop.

What We Like

  • Entertaining delivery of useful advice.

What We Don’t Like

  • Not necessarily the deepest insights.
  • Only offers weekly shows during the NFL season.
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Eat. Sleep. Fantasy.: Most Fun Podcast With Great Advice

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Eat. Sleep. Fantasy. makes the list because it's fun to listen but still full of helpful advice for fantasy footballers.

If the title of this podcast sounds like your everyday life, this is the show for you. These guys live fantasy football just as much as you do. They feel like real people who are fun to listen to, rather than trained broadcasters who might start to sound like everyone else.

This is a fun podcast that still gets into the nitty gritty of the advice you really need to win your league, and they’re willing to cover topics that others might not. But a heads up, there is some casual swearing in this podcast, so put earmuffs on the kiddos first.

What We Like

  • The original rap song they play at the beginning of episodes.
  • Likable hosts that start to feel like your friends.

What We Don’t Like

  • Opens with an ad before every episode.
  • Might get too comedic for hardcore fantasy players.
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The Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Podcast: Most Focused Analysis

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Yahoo! Sports has been doing this fantasy football thing for a long time, and it shows in their podcast.

Yahoo! Sports was one of the very first places to offer fantasy football online, and there’s a good chance you’re in at least one league that uses Yahoo!’s platform. Their Sports Fantasy podcast utilizes those years of experience with best-in-class experts and unique advice with a very small amount of messing around. They really tend to get right to the topics and analysis you really want to hear while keeping it friendly and entertaining. 

What We Like

  • Unique advice and angles that others just don’t offer.
  • Access to some of the best NFL and fantasy experts in journalism.

What We Don’t Like 

  • Production quality can sometimes vary.
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FantasyPros Podcast: Best For Heavy Stats

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FantasyPros offers some of the top analysts in fantasy football and a robust rotation of topics.

FantasyPros is one the top fantasy sports websites in existence, and for good reason: They provide some of the best and most robust analysis among the many fantasy websites out there. The FantasyPros podcast hosts have years of experience under their belt, and that expertise shines through in every episode. And while you’re listening, you can click around the website and get additional tips that will definitely help you crush the draft and the season.

What We Like

  • Great experts with years and years of experience.
  • Casual format but focused and useful.

What We Don’t Like

  • The hosts are fun, but it can get pretty heavy into stats for casual players.
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Fantasy Focus Football: Best For Listening To High-Level Talent

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Fantasy Focus Football offers the backing of ESPN, making it a reliable source for news and advice.

Brought to you by a name in sports you might recognize, ESPN, the Fantasy Focus Football podcast provides exactly what you’d expect from an ESPN podcast: high-level talent, professional production quality and tons of fantasy insight.

With ESPN you know you’re going to get access to breaking news and reliable insight from some of the top NFL reporters in the business. But ESPN also has to keep their broad audience happy, meaning they can fall into the same debates everyone else is going over without always providing unique analysis.

What We Like

  • Consistent, top-notch production quality.

What We Don’t Like

  • Hosts tend to cover the same broad topics as everyone else.