Loaded Box Podcast - NFL Gambling & Fantasy Football

Loaded Box

NFL Gambling & Fantasy Football Podcast brought to you by @LoadedBox_Ben & @LoadedBoxDJ - Occasionally insightful. #LetsGetLoaded #GambleThroughIt

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We're off to a combined 14-8 record against the spread through the first two weeks as we get set to provide you with our straight up & ATS picks for Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season. We've never been more excited for a Rams/Bills game, and we both have an official play on Sunday's Cowboys/Seahawks matchup. Plus, we talk strategy for betting Monday's highly-anticipated Ravens/Chiefs matchup, while we also debut our tease & money-line parlay plays of the week

Sep 24

69 min

NFL gambling is back! Check out our picks both straight up & against the spread for week one as we look to start the season off on a winning streak. We've got quite a few disagreements this week, so find out who you side with more often. Plus, DJ has to help his wife find their child mid episode, so listen to the chaos unfold in real time...

Sep 10

58 min

It's Labor Day Weekend, so that means it's time for our rare in-person episode as we debut our 2020 NFL season predictions and lay out our over/under win total best bets. We provide our division winners, playoff predictions & Super Bowl champions while mixing in advice for those over/under Vegas win totals as one of our favorite times of the year is almost here - Gambling Season!

Sep 8

76 min

Part two of our wide receiver matchups as we make our draft-day decisions on WR's ranked 13-24. Debates include... Odell Beckham vs. DJ Moore Calvin Ridley vs. Robert Woods AJ Brown vs. JuJu Smith-Schuster DK Metcalf vs. Keenan Allen Tyler Lockett vs. DJ Chark Terry McLaurin vs. Courtland Sutton Plus, we've stumbled into the perfect scenario for proposing trades in your dynasty league

Aug 30

54 min

We've reached the wide receiver portion of our positional rankings episodes as we pair up the top-12 WR's in head-to-head matchups and make our selections for who we'd pick when on the clock come draft day Michael Thomas vs. Davante Adams DeAndre Hopkins vs. Tyreek Hill Julio Jones vs. Chris Godwin Mike Evans vs. Kenny Golladay Amari Cooper vs. Adam Thielen Cooper Kupp vs. Allen Robinson Plus, DJ's new hobby while drinking

Aug 23

39 min

Last episode we knocked out RB's 1-12, so this time it's RB's 13-24's turn as we make fantasy football draft day calls on the following matchups: Austin Ekeler vs. Kenyan Drake Chris Carson vs. Le'Veon Bell Melvin Gordon vs. Devin Singletary Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs. James Conner Mark Ingram vs. David Montgomery David Johnson vs. Marlon Mack vs. Todd Gurley Plus, returning home to parental duties after drinking all day on the golf course...

Aug 16

56 min

Matching up running backs with similar ADP's & debating who we'd take in each matchup = the best way to discuss our top-12 RB rankings. We make draft-day calls on the following: Christian McCaffrey vs. Saquon Barkley Zeke Elliott vs. Alvin Kamara Derrick Henry vs. Dalvin Cook Josh Jacobs vs. Joe Mixon Aaron Jones vs. Nick Chubb Miles Sanders vs. Leonard Fournette Plus, if college football is cancelled do we spend Saturday's at the gym or perfecting our dad bods?

Aug 9

45 min

We've created hypothetical matchups for players with similar ADP's and debated who we'd take if we're choosing between those players on draft day. This episode breaks down the top-12 QB's in the following matchups... Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes Dak Prescott vs. Deshaun Watson Kyler Murray vs. Russell Wilson Josh Allen vs. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan Drew Brees vs. Baker Mayfield vs. Carson Wentz

Aug 2

46 min

Last week we dove into some double-digit ADP guys to target, so this week we've flipped it and turned our attention to single-digit ADP guys to avoid for the 2020 fantasy football season. More likely to bust between Lamar Jackson & Kyler Murray? Sophomore slump coming for AJ Brown? Will Calvin Ridley emerge or live in Julio Jones' shadow? All of these and more as we also breakdown how DJ managed to be drunk & hungover three different times in the same day

Jul 27

61 min

Looking for some later-round guys to target this upcoming fantasy football season? We've compiled our top players to target that currently have double-digit ADP's as we help get you set for the most difficult portion of your fantasy draft. Plus, exactly how many beers does it take before you send out a tweet saying that there's seven RB's better than CMC in the NFL right now?

Jul 13

52 min

You know how at a certain point in players’ careers they fall off and put up dud fantasy seasons after having numerous consistent seasons? Well this episode is dedicated to nominating some of the players at risk for this, and whether or not we think you should avoid drafting them this year so that you can be ahead of the curve on avoiding these guys. We hit on 16 players, but some highlights include: Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, Adam Thielen, AJ Green & TY Hilton

Jul 3

63 min

With our crew's initial 2020 fantasy football positional rankings live on the website, we thought it would be a good idea to take shots at each other about specific player rankings that the rest of us disagree with. Allen Robinson as a top-5 WR? Aaron Rodgers over Dak Prescott & Kyler Murray? Clyde Edwards-Helaire to finish as a top-10 RB as a rookie? All of these & much more as we do a little ball breaking over a couple of beers

Jun 17

79 min

Last week we discussed second-year RB's & TE's, so this week we broke down the QB's & WR's and how they'll factor into the 2020 fantasy football season. D.K. Metcalf or A.J. Brown as the top second-year receiver? Can you trust Terry McLaurin as an every-week starter? Outside of Kyler Murray, which QB needs to be on your fantasy roster? Plus, Ben's sleeper second-year WR and DJ reacts to being called out by last week's guest

Jun 8

65 min

Joined by John Chapman of Eat Sleep Fantasy to discuss second-year RB's & TE's heading into the 2020 fantasy football season. Multiple second-year RB's with a chance to finish as an RB1? Can you trust TJ Hockenson as your fantasy squad's top tight end? Which RB's will be impacted the most by their team's using a high draft pick on a rookie RB? Plus, we reveal the true talent of the Loaded Box Podcast

May 31

70 min

Anything goes as this impromptu episode features a variety of 2020 fantasy football takes, predictions on Aaron Rodgers' next Super Bowl team, arrest week in the NFL & how to properly value tight ends. Grab some beers and enjoy the next hour of your life

May 21

63 min

Last week we knocked out the NFC, so we're back this week to discuss over/under win totals for those in the AFC for the 2020 NFL season. Projecting the Patriots with a new QB for the first time in two decades? Ravens or Chiefs more likely to fail to reach their win total? Plus, DJ gives Ben his annual "temper your expectations" talk when it comes to the Dolphins

May 14

71 min

The 2020 NFL schedule has been released so that means we're one step closer to being able to gamble on football. We talk over/under win totals for those in the NFC & highlight our favorite bets now that the draft and schedule release have taken place. Hangover in San Francisco? Expectations too high in Tampa? Plus a big difference in opinion regarding the Vikings & Rams

May 11

63 min

We do our best to recap three glorious days of the 2020 NFL Draft into an hour-long episode. Our favorite & least favorite picks, which teams dominated/underwhelmed, and the numerous puzzling moves made by the Green Bay Packers. Plus, DJ takes his first crack at pronouncing Noah Igbinoghene

Apr 27

66 min

Mixing two of our favorite things - the 2020 NFL Draft & gambling - made too much sense, so we had to drop an episode detailing our favorite prop bets. And since Eliot Crist has spent his time during quarantine examining every single prop bet known to man, we knew he had to join us for this episode. If you're not anxious to wager your entire paycheck (if you're still getting one) after this episode, you're doing it wrong...

Apr 21

84 min

We've been holding off on previewing the QB's in the 2020 NFL Draft so that we could have the most up-to-date information prior to the draft. However, today we pulled the trigger on the episode as we're joined by Matt Hicks of The Dynasty Draft Room to discuss Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jordan Love & a few other QB's in the class of 2020. Trading up for Tua? How much is too much in a trade to move up to No. 1? Herbert or Love more likely to slip? Plus, going a month without wearing pants with a zipper - sad or impressive?

Apr 14

66 min

The combination of being stuck inside, watching NFL Draft coverage all day & drinking even more than usual has led us to the obvious place of... a BEER DRAFT! Listen to seven of us drink, draft & rant about beer & football as we're joined by Dan Thury & Kris Hopper of the Beer Fueled Fantasy Football Podcast

Apr 2

90 min

We can't just do things normal, so we had to put a spin on our 2020 NFL Mock Draft episode. We gathered Zach Patraw of The Dynasty Draft Room and John Chapman of the 49ers Rush Podcast to help us mock the first 32 picks of this year's draft, but, the catch is that the selector has to pick between one of the three players that the rest of the guys on the podcast have nominated for that particular selection. Join us with a drink & enjoy!

Apr 1

93 min

In quarantine, but joined electronically by Zach Hicks of Stampede Blue & Cover 1 to discuss the top running backs in the 2020 NFL Draft. How early can we expect these RB's to be selected? Who is best equipped to have longest/most successful career? Late-round RB's that may surprise? Plus, strategies for fending off "Internet Guy"

Mar 26

63 min

We welcome back John Chapman of the 49ers Rush Podcast for Part 2 of our 2020 NFL Draft discussion regarding wide receivers. We breakdown the likes of Justin Jefferson, Laviska Shenault, Brandon Aiyuk, Denzel Mims & Donovan Peoples-Jones while John also goes the entire episode without scratching his face in fear of the Coronavirus

Mar 11

54 min

We recently released our NFL Mock Draft Version 3.0, so we've dedicated this episode to discussing the selections, trades & confidence level in the first 32 picks of April's draft. Tua going No. 2 overall? Lions landing Chase Young & Trevon Diggs? Will the Packers be aggressive in their pursuit of surrounding Aaron Rodgers with playmakers? Plus, are you catching your child's vomit or letting it fall to the floor?

Mar 5

68 min

Part one of our discussion with John Chapman of the 49ers Rush Podcast regarding the top wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft. We dive into CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, Tee Higgins & Jalen Reagor and discuss strengths, weaknesses, ideal fits, and projected landing spots in April's draft. Plus, we stumble into a way to keep our yearly tradition with John alive!

Feb 26

53 min

Mitchell Renz of Chat Sports joins us to discuss the NFL Draft and what lies ahead this offseason for the Las Vegas Raiders. Which direction should the Raiders go with picks 12 & 19 in the first round? Carr, Brady, or someone else at QB in 2020? Plus, did Mitchell's appearance on Hardknocks give him more credibility in the football community, or more success as a pickup line with the ladies?

Feb 24

35 min

Our first 2020 NFL Draft preview episode as we're joined by Zach Patraw of The Dynasty Draft Room to discuss this year's top edge rushers. Would the Redskins regret trading pick No. 2 and missing out on Chase Young if they move back? How does Zach scout the position when comparing a statistical producer vs. a high-potential player? Plus, find out some of Zach's favorite non-big-names at the position and play along as we debut Shakira or animal

Feb 15

54 min

We kick off our first episode of our fifth season with one of our favorite moments of Super Bowl 54. We also discuss the incompetent clock management of the 49ers, the future of Jimmy Garoppolo & Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes vs. Damien Williams for MVP, and how those who negatively reacted to the halftime show should change their tune. Also, we remind you for the second straight year why you need to avoid Super Bowl parties

Feb 5

36 min

One. Last. Chance. (to gamble away all of your money)! Not only are we giving our straight up & against the spread picks for Super Bowl LIV, but we're discussing our favorite prop bets for Sunday's finale. Everything including the coin toss, the halftime show and the game itself, we're going all in as the NFL gambling season comes to an end. Plus, now that we're about to be finished gambling on football for the season, what are we going to do with all the money we'll be saving?

Jan 31

56 min

Time to see if DJ can keep his winning streak alive as we've reached AFC/NFC Conference Championship Weekend in the NFL. He's now 18-9-2 against the spread over the last six weeks while Ben dropped to .500 over the same time span after last week's 0-4 disaster. Plus, how to handle an end-of-the-year, open-bar fantasy football party with a newborn waiting for you when you get home

Jan 16

38 min

We both went 2-1-1 against the spread last week, now we've got four more games to gamble on as we've hit the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Check out our picks and predictions both straight up & against the spread as we look to continue our winning ways. Plus, the brilliant ideas people come up with as fans of terrible teams & what a sleepover at Jerry Jones' house looks like

Jan 9

31 min

Wild Card Weekend is here and we're looking to carry our winning momentum from the end of the regular season into the playoffs. We've got differing opinions on three of the four games, so you're guaranteed to get thoughts from all angles. Plus, DJ drank for two this NYE, and the hangover is real

Jan 1

25 min

It's the worst week in the NFL to gamble on, but as sports betting degenerates, there are no off weeks. So crack a beer with us and find out who we're betting on in Week 17 with our straight up & against the spread picks for each & every game. Plus, with Ben's baby being born, we have our first installment of Daddy Advice w/ DJ's Friend Ben

Dec 2019

39 min

After combining to go 6-3 last week for +13 units, we're back to give our picks both straight up & against the spread for Week 16 in the NFL. Hear why we're on opposite sides of Texans vs. Bucs and Saints vs. Titans but couldn't agree more on Ravens vs. Browns. Plus, DJ lets Ben know what to expect in the near future as this is Ben's last episode before becoming a father...

Dec 2019

55 min

Championship weekend is here - time to win your fantasy football league, collect that cash & have bragging rights over your friends for the entire offseason. We've dedicated this episode to start/sit questions and advice for your lineups heading into Week 16 in the NFL. Plus, DJ provides his top DFS bargain play at each position for those DraftKings & FanDuel lineups

Dec 2019

42 min

Our self-proclaimed best gambling preview podcast of the year. Straight up & against the spread picks for each game, added insight on our weekly carded plays, and "learning" to be a selective gambler... Plus, a preview of our College Football Bowl Games live betting blog

Dec 2019

47 min

Whether it's your redraft fantasy football playoff matchups or your daily fantasy sports lineups, we've got you covered for Week 15 in the NFL. Listener start/sit questions to go along with our DFS bargains, stacks, must-use/avoid players. Plus, podcasting from the hospital while your wife gives birth?

Dec 2019

55 min

For the first time this gambling season we're joined by Intern Logan as we go game-by-game through the NFL Week 14 schedule with our straight up and against the spread picks. Straight bets, parlays, teasers, we've got a little bit of everything this week. Plus, Intern Logan and his wife have started trying to make a baby, and we have unsolicited advice

Dec 2019

61 min

What better way to spend your Thanksgiving break than gambling on NFL football? Check out our picks both straight up & against the spread for each game on the Week 13 schedule. Are the Packers a safe bet after last week's blunder? Which Kirk Cousins will show up in a prime-time matchup vs. the Seahawks? Plus, we drink and sing old school K-Ci & JoJo

Nov 2019

50 min

It's must-win time as we've reached the final week of the fantasy football regular season so we've got start/sit advice to go along with our DFS bargains & must-use players for the week. Which Chargers' RB gets the nod between Gordon & Ekeler? Which Bucs' WR are you using between Evans & Godwin? Everything you need as we approach the fantasy playoffs!

Nov 2019

54 min

Time for Week 12's straight up & against the spread picks for each game on the slate. Can the Cowboys go into New England and pull off the upset? What does Vegas know that the Eagles are favored over the Seahawks? Plus, Ben reveals his Game of the Year, while DJ receives his punishment for losing his last week

Nov 2019

58 min

Every player, every point, and every matchup matters now as we enter Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season. It's do-or-die time in fantasy football so we're here to provide our starts/sits & weekly advice to go along with our DFS stacks, bargains & must-use/avoid players. Plus, Ben channels his inner Mark Ingram to introduce DJ into the podcast

Nov 2019

43 min

Time to ride the wave of a winning week as we get you set for Week 11 of the NFL season with our game-by-game picks both straight up & against the spread. Ben looks like build on his 3-0 record from last week while DJ announces his Game of the Year

Nov 2019

50 min

We ramble, we get off topic, we discuss the hell you live in being a Dolphins fan, but most importantly, we provide our daily fantasy sports bargains, stacks, must-use/avoid players & answer listener start/sit questions for Week 11 in the NFL. We've got both a bargain & expensive option at QB, a RB you need to find a way to get into your lineups, and WR's that will have no issues living up to their current price tag. Grab a beer & enjoy!

Nov 2019

45 min

We ponder incorporating load management this week in an attempt to turn the gambling season around, but DJ opens the podcast with a pep talk that quickly ends that idea as we look to bounce back with our against the spread picks for Week 10 in the NFL. Shooters shoot and gamblers gamble, so take a look at which games we recommend wagering on this weekend!

Nov 2019

47 min

We've hit double-digit weeks in the 2019 NFL season as we get you set for Week 10 with our fantasy football preview. Listener start/sit questions along with daily fantasy sports stacks, bargains and advice for the week. Plus, if giving up beer for an entire year was the only way to keep an NFL team out of London, could you do it?

Nov 2019

36 min

Will Packers vs. Chargers be a scoring fest? Are the Jaguars a shoe-in to win their annual home game in London? Can the Patriots actually blow out Lamar Jackson and the Ravens? Hear our take on these questions and check out our picks both straight up & against the spread for every game on the schedule for Week 9 in the NFL. Plus, daddy advice with DJ makes an unpleasant return

Nov 2019

49 min

Get set for Week 9 in the NFL with our fantasy football preview. Listener start/sit questions & trade proposals, plus our weekly daily fantasy sports stacks, bargains & advice for the week. Also, DJ reacts to and attempts to describe Ben's NFL-themed Halloween costume

Oct 2019

32 min

It's the week of the home favorites as all but one home team is favored in Week 8 of the NFL season. Will the Jets & Eagles bounce back as road dogs after last week's terrible performances? Can the Browns pick up a much-needed win away from home against the Patriots? How will the Chiefs perform potentially without Patrick Mahomes? All of this and more as we go through each game and give our picks both straight up & against the spread

Oct 2019

50 min

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