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Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry

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Matthew Berry is on the Mt. Rushmore of fantasy football analysts. His new daily show will continue what he does best: rankings, waiver wire advice, who to start, who to sit, and his popular love/hate analysis. Make sure to check out the video version on Peacock and on the NFL on NBC YouTube Channel.
269 Episodes
(1:30) – Reflecting on the highlights (and lowlights) of Connor’s wedding(5:50) – Best Ball Breakdown: Main differences vs season-long format, draft strategies, and players who are “better in best ball”(21:00) – Undervalued Players: Malik Nabers, Zay Flowers, Terry McLaurin, George Kittle, Jaylen Warren, Matthew Stafford, Kirk Cousins, and Joe Mixon(27:30) – Overvalued Players: C.J. Stroud, Saquon Barkley, Kyren Williams, Josh Jacobs, Stefon Diggs, and David Montgomery(33:30) – Mailbag Questions: Most impactful RB who has changed teams, WR2’s who could outperform their WR1 teammate, Bijan Robinson vs Jahmyr Gibbs in keeper leagues, and more(53:20) – Rotoworld Player News: David Johnson retires, Vikings sign Robert Tonyan
(2:20) – Matthew and Jay’s marriage advice for Connor the day before his nuptials (5:45) – 2024 Schedule Release: Impact of team travel and dome games, key bye weeks, notable SNF matchups + Lions, Ravens, and Jets win totals(34:00) – WRs #1-10: CeeDee Lamb, Justin Jefferson, and Puka Nacua(46:20) – WRs #11-20: Brandon Aiyuk, Davante Adams, and Stefon Diggs(56:25) – #1-10: Trey McBride, Kyle Pitts, and Jake Ferguson(1:02:30) – TEs #11-20: T.J. Hockenson and Juwan Johnson(1:06:40) – Rotoworld Player News: Cardinals add Zay Johnson, Bills sign Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Sean Payton hints at Broncos RBBC
(1:20) – Looking back on the crew’s time at Churchill Downs + Looking ahead to Connor’s wedding(11:15) – QBs #1-10: Anthony Richardson, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, and Jordan Love(21:00) – QBs #11-20: Brock Purdy, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovialoa, and Trevor Lawrence(32:30) – RBs #1-10: Bijan Robinson, Breece Hall, Jahmyr Gibbs, and De’Von Achane(43:15) – RBs #11-20: Joe Mixon, Rachaad White, and James Conner(50:10) – Rotoworld Player News: Tyler Boyd signs with Titans, Dolphins add Odell Beckham Jr., Panthers and Packers RB room check-in
(4:18) – QB Love/Hate: Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, J.J. McCarthy, Trevor Lawrence, Bryce Young, Justin Herbert, and Michael Penix Jr.(21:40) – WR + TE Love/Hate: Xavier Worthy, Ladd McConkey, Keon Coleman, Jermaine Burton, Ja’Lynn Polk, Rome Odunze, Ben Sinnott, Brock Bowers, and more (33:59) – RB Love/Hate: Trey Benson, Jaylen Wright, Blake Corum, Ezekiel Elliott, Zamir White, Kyren Williams, and Chuba Hubbard(50:18) – Last Call: Best bets for the Kentucky Derby
April 28: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) highlight their favorite picks from Day 3, including Troy Franklin and Theo Johnson before Pat Daugherty (@RotoPat) and Eric Samulski (@SamskiNYC) stop by to dig deeper into early-round winners and losers from the Draft. Xavier Worthy, J.J. McCarthy, and Malik Nabers are among the prospects analyzed, and the group also discusses how Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and other veterans could be impacted by the Draft entering the 2024 Season. Matthew, Connor, and Jay conclude with a look at Caleb Williams as the favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year and highlight other players at longer prices down the board.(1:00) – Favorite Day 3 Selections: Troy Franklin, Tyron Tracey Jr., Theo Johnson, Ja’Tavion Sanders, Audric Estime, Jaylen Wright, Malik Washington, and Javon Baker(26:15) – Fantasy Winners: Xavier Worthy, J.J. McCarthy, Malik Nabers, and Ladd McConkey(43:00) – Fantasy Losers: Adonai Mitchell, Brock Bowers, and Rome Odunze(57:20) – Veterans Who Could Be Impacted by the Draft: Aaron Rodgers, Trevor Lawrence, Davante Adams, and Kyren Williams(1:05:55) – Offensive Rookie of the Year: Caleb Williams, Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, and J.J. McCarthy
April 26: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) continue their analysis of the NFL Draft, beginning with an early run on Wide Receivers in the 2nd Round. They also analyze Blake Corum’s fit with the Rams, the Packers' selection of MarShawn Lloyd, and more.(0:45) – 2nd Round Selections: Bills draft Keon Coleman, Chargers trade up for Ladd McConkey, Patriots add Ja’Lynn Polk, Panthers bring in Jonathan Brooks, Colts select Adonai Mitchell, and Commanders add Ben Sinnott(11:50) – 3rd Round Selections: Jets tab Malachi Corley, Cardinals draft Trey Benson, Bengals bring in Jermaine Burton, Rams select Blake Corum, Steelers add Roman Wilson, Packers pick MarShawn Lloyd, Bucs add Jalen McMillan, and Luke McCaffrey joins the Commanders
April 25: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) break down key selections from Round 1 of the Draft, including a historic run on offensive players, surprising selections of Quarterbacks early in the night and late-round trades for Wide Receivers. They also highlight their biggest winners on Day 1 and make bold predictions for Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday.(5:15) – Matthew, Connor, and Jay’s bold predictions for Round 1(7:20) – Picks #1-5 Overall: Bears select Caleb Daniels, Commanders pick Jayden Daniels, Patriots bring in Drake Maye, Cardinals draft Marvin Harrison Jr., and Chargers add Joe Alt(17:30) – Picks #6-10 Overall: Giants select Malik Nabers, Titans pick J.C. Latham, Falcons add Michael Penix Jr., Bears draft Rome Odunze, and Vikings bring in J.J. McCarthy(27:20) – Picks #11-32 Overall: Jets draft Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Broncos select Bo Nix, Raiders bring in Brock Bowers, Jaguars add Brian Thomas Jr., Chiefs trade up for Xavier Worthy, 49ers select Ricky Pearsall, and Panthers deal for Xavier Legette(40:30) – Round 1 Reaction: Biggest Winners, Losers + Bold Predictions for Day 2
(9:31) – Connor’s “If I Were GM” Mock Draft: When Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr., Jayden Daniels, Brian Thomas Jr and others should go on Day 1(16:38) – Best QB Landing Spots: Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, J.J. McCarthy, Bo Nix, and Michael Penix Jr.(27:02) – Optimal Receiver Landing Spots: Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, Brian Thomas Jr., Rome Odunze, Brock Bowers, Xavier Worthy and Ladd McConkey(46:51) – Teams in most need of drafting a RB(51:02) – Rotoworld Player News: Tom Brady keeps door open to NFL return, Titans OC eyes split backfield, murky Nick Chubb injury timeline, J.K. Dobbins signs with Chargers
April 3: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) react to breaking news of the Bills trading Stefon Diggs to the Texans and its potential ramifications for both teams, then continue with Matthew’s Way Too Early Rankings for 2024, this time focusing on players #21-50. Josh Jacobs, DJ Moore, Derrick Henry, Sam LaPorta, and De’Von Achane are among the names discussed. The trio conclude with Jayden Daniels as the favorite to go #2 overall in the NFL Draft ahead of Drake Maye and J.J. McCarthy.(1:30) – Rotoworld Player News: Bills trade Stefon Diggs to Texans for 2nd-Round Draft Pick(20:00) – Players #21-30: Josh Jacobs, Chris Olave, and DJ Moore(29:45) – Players #31-40: Derrick Henry and Sam LaPorta(36:50) – Players #41-50: James Cook, De’Von Achane, Patrick Mahomes and Cooper Kupp(48:40) – Last Call: Odds for the #2 Overall Pick in the NFL Draft 
(5:00 ) - Berry’s way too early top 10 rankings: Christian McCaffrey, CeeDee Lamb, Breece Hall, Kyren Williams & Amon-Ra St. Brown (24:00 ) – Berry’s way too early rankings 11 -20: Nico Collins, Drake London, Josh Allen, Saquon Barkley (42:00 ) – Rotoworld Player News: Cordarrelle Patterson to PIT, Josh Jacobs’ new role in GB, Gus Edwards’ workload, Chiefs sign rugby star ( 55:24) – More news: Ridley’s new role, Dolphins offer OBJ, Broncos sign Reynolds (61:09 )  - Free Agency takeaways: Derrick Henry, Joe Mixon, Diontae Johnson, Tony Pollard, Gabe Davis, Justin Fields
March 21: After touching on the beginning of March Madness, Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers)analyze the impact Keenan Allen, Marquise Brown, and Justin Fields being traded as well as the signings of Mike Williams and Curtis Samuel among others, then dive into Matthew’s list of Love/Hate in Free Agency. After explaining the premise of “Loves and Hates”, the trio dives begin with “Loves” among the QBs (58:30) before talking Bijan Robinson and other RBs (1:03:30) and wrapping up with the WRs and TEs (1:11:40). They wrap the show with Justin Herbert and other players on the Hate list (1:21:30).(7:30) – Rotoworld Player News: Bears deal for Keenan Allen, Chiefs add Marquise Brown, Mike Williams signs with Jets, Browns give Jerry Jeudy contract extension, Bills bring in Curtis Samuel(39:00) – More Rotoworld Player News: Justin Fields becomes a Steeler, Sam Howell traded to Seahawks, Rico Dowdle returns to Cowboys and Alexander Mattison lands in Las Vegas(58:30) – QB + RB Free Agency Loves: Matthew Stafford, Will Levis, Bijan Robinson, Josh Jacobs, Derrick Henry, Joe Mixon, Gus Edwards(1:11:40) – WR + TE Free Agency Loves: Drake London, Christian Kirk, George Pickens, Diontae Johnson, Evan Engram, Kyle Pitts(1:21:30) – Free Agency Hates: Justin Herbert, Titans and Commanders RB room, De’Andre Swift, Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, Calvin Ridley, and Cole Kmet
March 14: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) whip through a tumultuous first week in NFL Free Agency, breaking down the biggest deals position-by-position, beginning with star RBs (4:10) before highlighting Kirk Cousins’ huge deal, Baker Mayfield staying in Tampa and other QB moves (46:15).They also analyze notable WRs contracts (1:00:10) before wrapping up with a relatively quiet market for TEs (1:16:30).(4:10) – RB Deals: Saquon Barkley à Eagles, Josh Jacobs à Packers, Joe Mixon à Texans, Zack Moss à Bengals, Derrick Henry à Ravens(29:45) – RB Deals Pt. 2: Aaron Jones à Vikings, Tony Pollard à Titans, D’Andre Swift à Bears, Austin Ekeler à Commanders, Gus Edwards à Chargers(46:15) – QB Moves: Kirk Cousins à Falcons, Baker Mayfield stays with Bucs, Russell Wilson à Steelers, Jacoby Brissett à Patriots(1:00:10) – WR Signings: Calvin Ridley à Titans, Chargers cut Mike Williams, Gabe Davis à Jaguars, Tee Higgins trade rumors, Diontae Johnson à Panthers among top transactions(1:16:30) – TE Contracts: Mike Gesicki à Bengals, Jonnu Smith à Dolphins, Noah Fant remains in Seattle 
March 8th: After a week at the Combine, Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) are back at the bar. Jay  tells us whether Saquon Barkley’s imminent departure has shaken his diehard Giants fandom. Matthew gives us some Combine rumors he heard, while emphasizing that he’s NOT a journalist. And then Connor gives his biggest winners and losers from the Scouting Combine. Plus, Berry reveals an embarrassing moment with Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski.(6:00) Landing Spots: Best and worst-case scenarios for Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Justin Fields, and Saquon Barkley.(34:05) Rotoworld Player News: Calvin Ridley’s future, Mike Evans re-signed, Vikings cut Alexander Mattison, & Jason Kelce retires(50:15) Berry’s Combine Rumors: Matthew is bullish on Brian Robinson, and learned something everyone else already knew.(1:09:50) Connor’s Combine Winners & Losers: Brian Thomas Jr. shines, but Troy Franklin disappoints.
February 28: From the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) discuss Justin Fields and Russell Wilson trade rumors, star RBs set to hit Free Agency and more top headlines around the league. Matthew also sits down with Andy Reid to discuss the Super Bowl campaigns of Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice, as well as new Commanders coach Dan Quinn, who details what he values in a QB. The trio also highlights Marvin Harrison Jr. and other skill position players among Connor’s Top 10 Draft Prospects before wrapping up with a look at NFL Combine prop bets.(4:00) – Rotoworld Player News: Justin Fields and Russell Wilson trade buzz, Vikings eye re-signing Kirk Cousins, Giants leave door open to Saquon Barkley franchise tag(27:45) – Andy Reid Interview: Reflecting on the seasons of Isiah Pacheco, Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice(33:00) – More Rotoworld Headlines: Austin Ekeler Josh Jacobs and Derrick Henry expected to hit Free Agency, Mike Evans reportedly likely to re-sign with Bucs, and Bengals to tag Tee Higgins(46:20) – Doug Peterson Interview: Discussing Travis Etienne’s usage, rating Trevor Lawrence’s season and bringing back Calvin Ridley(53:15) – Dan Quinn Interview: Lessons learned from his Falcons days, strengths of the Commanders offense, and traits he looks for in a starting QB(1:05:00) – Top 10 Overall + Fantasy Prospects: Examining Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, Brian Thomas Jr. and Troy Franklin(1:05:50) – Last Call: NFL Combine prop bets
February 14: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD), Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) and Lawrence Jackson (@LordDontLose) wasted little time during Super Bowl Week on Radio Row, so this bonus edition of the Happy Hour includes interviews the guys conducted before and after the show with Baker Mayfield, De’Von Achane, Rome Odunze, Tony Pollard, Dalton Kincaid, D.J. Moore, Terrell Owens, Austin Ekeler, Sam Hartman, Drew Brees and Trey McBride.(0:45) – Baker Mayfield Interview: Reflecting on his career year with the Bucs, his connection with Mike Evans, approach to Free Agency and his fantasy teams this year(8:50) – De’Von Achane Interview: Improving on a breakout Rookie season, racing Tyreek Hill and Raheem Mostert and looking back on scoring 70 points vs the Broncos(18:10) – Rome Odunze Interview: Which WRs in the NFL he watches on film, why he looks up to Devin Hester and playing for Washington-turned-Alabama coach Kalen DeBoer(25:40) – Tony Pollard Interview: Overcoming a major leg injury in 2023, his use as a dual threat in Dallas and owning a BBQ restaurant(34:00) – Dalton Kincaid Interview:  His run-in with a Kangaroo, being friends with Sam LaPorta and playing off-script with Josh Allen(43:35) – D.J. Moore Interview: Establishing a connection with Justin Fields, what the Bears will do with the #1 pick in the draft and scoring 3 TDs against Matthew’s Commanders(51:55) – Terrell Owens Interview: Ranking top current WRs and QBs in the league and his favorite “sayings” from his playing days (1:03:20) – Austin Ekeler Interview: How he manages his fantasy teams during the season, looking forward to Free Agency and playing against the Chiefs(1:14:45) – Sam Hartman Interview: Participating at the Senior Bowl, his decision to transfer to Notre Dame and how he’s giving back off the field(1:24:00) – Drew Brees Interview: Breaking down his family fantasy league, the science of young QBs sitting vs starting immediately and his breakdown of Brock Purdy(1:32:10) – Trey McBride Interview: Reflecting on productive rookie campaign, earning Kyler Murray’s trust and goals for his sophomore season
February 13: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) regroup to learn of Matthew’s experience at Allegiant Stadium watching the Chiefs rally to claim back-to-back Super Bowls and analyze key moments throughout the contest. The trio also discuss a bad beat on a Brock Purdy prop before sharing favorite interviews from Radio Row and moments out and about in Las Vegas.(0:45) – Matthew’s observations from Allegiant Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday(8:40) – Key moments that swung momentum in Super Bowl LVIII(24:00) – Jauan Jennings takes center stage among 49ers receivers while Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle go quiet(30:00) – If this game was played again, who would win?(35:40) – Favorite interviews and moments from Super Bowl week
February 9: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) kickoff their final show in Las Vegas with Matthew and Jay sitting down with Saquon Barkley, who gets a lesson from the guys in playing fantasy football. Chargers WR Quentin Johnston follows and explains his eagerness to play for Jim Harbaugh. After ruing a lost bet from Jay Thursday night, actor and comedian Rob Riggle stops by to breakdown the roots of his Chiefs fandom. Chris Johnson also jumps on the set to detail where he would like to see Derrick Henry play in 2024 before the guys highlighting their favorite prop from DraftKings Super Bowl LVIII prop sheet.(00:45) – Saquon Barkley Interview: Playing through “Tommy Cutlets” mania, figuring out how to play fantasy football and engaging with fans(12:30) – Quentin Johnston Interview: Excitement playing for Jim Harbaugh, learning from Keenan Allen and Mike Williams and his chemistry with Justin Herbert(23:15) – Regrettably reflecting on Jay’s losing bet on Comeback Player of the Year(25:00) – Rob Riggle Interview: Where he ranks among Chiefs “superfans”, thoughts on Taylor Swift joining Chiefs Kingdom and his Hollywood star fantasy leagues(36:30) – Chris Johnson Interview: Highlighting his success playing fantasy, why a track background helps RBs and where he wants to see Derrick Henry play in 2024(46:30) – Last Call: The crew picks their favorite prop from DraftKings Super Bowl LVIII prop sheet  
February 8: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) discuss a mix up when the crew was out on the town Thursday night with former QB Matt Ryan to start the show before digging into his impressions of the 49ers offense. Maxx Crosby follows to discuss playing the Chiefs and Antonio Pierce’s leadership as Head Coach. Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith also stops by and examines Christian McCaffrey and Isiah Pacheco as well as the lack of bell-cow RBs in today's game, then gives way for K.J. Osborn who tells the group what he expects Sunday night before Matthew, Jay and Connor highlight Taylor Swift and other novelty prop bets.(1:00) – Matt Ryan Interview: Why the trenches will be key Sunday, what makes Kyle Shanahan unique, impressions of Brock Purdy and Bijan Robinson(16:00) – Maxx Crosby Interview: Gaining an edge through trash talk, his efforts off the field, keys to his success and his excitement playing for Antonio Pierce(27:15) – Emmitt Smith Interview: Analyzing Christian McCaffrey and Isiah Pacheco, lack of bell-cow RBs in today’s game and his Mt. Rushmore of skill position players(37:30) – K.J. Osborn Interview: Predictions of the Super Bowl, expectations entering Free Agency reflecting on playing this season with four different QBs(45:00) – Last Call: Odds of the color of Gatorade poured on the winning coach Sunday night and other novelty props
February 7: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) discuss Patrick Mahomes’ support of Kliff Kingsbury and the Chargers locking up their coaching staff before Puka Nacua stops by the set to break down his record-breaking rookie season. Nacua gives way to Giants rookie Jalin Hyatt, who breaks down his first season in the NFL and is followed by Kendrick Bourne, who tells Matthew and Lawrence Jackson (@LordDontLose) about the impact Bill Belichick had on him in New England. The show wraps up with group debating top-priced DFS options on Super Bowl Sunday and intriguing prop bets for Isiah Pacheco and Brock Purdy.(1:45) – Rotoworld Headlines: Andy Reid addresses retirement, Patrick Mahomes credits Kliff Kingsbury for his development, Chargers hire Greg Roman as OC and Jesse Minter as DC(13:00) – Puka Nacua Interview: Reflecting on his record-setting season, his relationship with Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp and his love for anime (22:40) – Jalin Hyatt Interview: Lessons learned from his rookie year, Saquon Barkley as good company in Las Vegas and defeating Nick Saban in college(30:30) – Kendrick Bourne Interview: How Bill Belichick impacted him in New England, expectations for Jerod Mayo as Head Coach and playing with Cooper Kupp at Eastern Washington(41:20) – Who’s Eating Good: Top-priced DFS options on Super Bowl Sunday(46:30) – Pickup Lines: Isiah Pacheco 2+ TDs and Brock Purdy’s rushing prop
February 6: Matthew (@MatthewBerryTMR), Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) and Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) highlight the 49ers issue with their practice facility and other key news around the league before being joined by Pat Daugherty (@RotoPat) for a Super Bowl edition of “Prop-A-Shot”. Matthew and Jay follow be sitting down with Raiders Jakobi Meyers and Aidan O’Connell to discuss their outlook under new coach Antonio Pierce before Matthew and Connor break down the Chiefs’ Super Bowl experience and Brock Purdy’s poise with former QB Rich Gannon. The show concludes with the best soundbites from players on Opening Night in Las Vegas.(4:30) – Rotoworld Headlines: 49ers unhappy with practice facility in Las Vegas, key Chiefs OL injury, Nick Sirianni’s glowing support of Kellen Moore, Brad Holmes paints optimistic Lions picture(19:10) – Prop-A-Shot: O/U bets for Brock Purdy, Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, Patrick Mahomes, Isiah Pacheco, Rashee Rice, Travis Kelce and others on Sunday(26:45) – Aidan O’Connell + Jakobi Meyers Interview: Reflecting on QB-WR chemistry, playing for Antonio Pierce, offensive outlook in 2024 and blowing out the Chargers(35:20) – Rich Gannon Interview: Value of postseason experience, Brock Purdy’s motivation, analyzing the struggles of young QBs, his impressions of Jared Goff, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields(47:00) – Last Call: Best soundbites from Opening Night at the Super Bowl
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Aakash Amanat

I just wanted to drop by and share my excitement about the "Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry." I've been a fan of Matthew Berry for years, and this event is like a dream come true for a fantasy football enthusiast like me! Matthew's insights and analysis have been invaluable to me in my fantasy football journey. Whether it's drafting strategies, player picks, or waiver wire gems, he's always got the inside scoop. I can't wait to hear what he has in store for us at this happy hour event.

Sep 20th