By Alex Fry
SportsbyFryNov 22, 2023
J-Lo’s triumphant return ft. the AFL Draft, blowing up the Chicago Bulls and the best No. 1 picks in AFL history (Ep. 309)
The man, the myth, the legend J-Lo returns to the SBF airwaves as we unpack the AFL Draft, talk Chicago Bulls trades and finish with a classic Mt Rushmore draft choosing the best No. 1 draft picks in AFL history.
Who could your team be targeting in the 2023 AFL Draft? (Ep. 308)
Ahead of next week's AFL Draft, I dug through the list needs and preferences for all 18 clubs and highlighted the players that they could target.
NBA players who have made the leap/fallen in a heap and the ‘System’ Clippers (Ep. 307)
The NBA players who have taken a leap or fallen in a heap dominate today's podcast, with a quick check-in from Skylar Mays and the 'System' Clippers.
Surprising starts, Anthony Edwards’ ascension, NBA fantasy tidbits and NFL overs & unders (Ep. 306)
This Friday SBF episode is STACKED! I covered the surprising starts from teams like the Pacers and the Mavericks, highlighted important waiver wire picks for NBA Fantasy coaches, reviewed my preseason NFL over/under picks, talked about the Ravens' SuperBowl legitimacy and a bunch more.
Ranking every AFL player moved in the 2023 offseason based on their fantasy relevance (Ep. 305)
There weren't a lot of AFL Fantasy relevant players who switched clubs this offseason, but that didn't stop me from ranking them!
Takeaways from the first week of the NBA season and James Harden joins the Clippers (Ep. 304)
Zion still looks too big, the Nuggets are going to be hard to stop and James Harden got the trade he wanted! All that and more are covered on the new SBF podcast as I did a lap around the association to discuss what caught my eye from the first week of the new NBA season.
AFL Trade Period update + Freo have done it again… (Ep. 303)
With the AFL Trade Period in full swing, I sat down to discuss some of the big moves thus far and talk about the clubs making those trades. Then, once I got through the main headlines I addressed the Lachie Schultz trade request as yet another Docker wants out.
Clayton Oliver’s murky future, a surge from the Detroit Lions and Portland’s haul for trading Dame (Ep. 302)
For a change, there is PLENTY to talk about on a new SBF episode. I covered all the important topics in the latest ep - Keidean Coleman's AFL Fantasy stocks, James Harden's shitty behaviour, Clayton Oliver's potential fit with the Crows, Portland's trade return for Damian Lillard, plus a bunch more.
AFLW Fantasy, NFL future bets and the AFL Finals are here! (Ep. 301)
On a new bite-sized SBF pod, I sat down to talk through my AFLW Fantasy trades this week, discuss the NFL Fantasy players who can excel in 2023, highlight some of my favourite NFL future bets and then wrap things up by picking all the winners for the first round of AFL Finals.
Liam Henry wants out, a near-perfect AA side and NFL Fantasy draft targets (Ep. 300)
In another FFF episode, I touch on a pretty accurate All-Australian team, trade chatter coming out of WA's two AFL teams, the start of the AFLW season, NFL Fantasy targets and a bunch more!
The All-Aus squad, Adelaide’s blunder and FIBA World Cup action (Ep. 299)
Fry's Fast Five is back! On this quickfire SBF pod, I touch on the end of the AFL home and away season, which of course means AFL Fantasy is done and dusted. I also did a quick lap around the league and looked at the All-Aus squad, the finals make-up and closed with a quick look at how the FIBA basketball World Cup is shaping up.
AFL Fantasy sideways trades and VCing retirees (Ep. 298)
With the AFL Fantasy season in its final stages I preview the weekend ahead discussing the effects of a possible Clayton Oliver tag, investing in retiring greats, sideways trading your premos and a whole lot more!
Nick Daicos replacements, trading the Sheez and the return of Clayton Oliver (Ep. 297)
Every AFL Fantasy coach is looking for a Nick Daicos replacement this week, so I sat down and covered the options in DEF, talked about Clayton Oliver's return, addressed the idea of trading Harry Sheezel and a bunch more!
Waiver wire targets, Visentini R3 and Neale’s on the chopping block (Ep. 296)
Can we trade Lachie Neale? Is Tim English the best fantasy player in the game? Should I keep faith in Zak Butters? All those questions and more are answered in this episode as I look ahead to Round 21 for AFL Fantasy coaches.
Trading Rowan Marshall, the value of George Hewett and the noteworthy numbers from Round 19 (Ep. 295)
With just five weeks left in the AFL Fantasy season, I did a lap around the league looking at the option of trading Rowan Marshall, cover the noteworthy scorers from last weekend, fielding George Hewett and a bunch more!
Summer League wrap, Cleveland's offseason and a 4-team trade that gets Damian Lillard to Miami and James Harden with the Clippers (Ep. 294)
As we hit the lull in the NBA offseason, I do a lap around the offseason to discuss the Summer League and the Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason, before diving in to a 4-team BLOCKBUSTER that grants Damian Lillard and James Harden's wishes.
A very Sic Dog, midfield value and making a move for Max Gawn (Ep. 293)
AFL Fantasy coaches were thrown some serious curveballs last week and with value options like Max Gawn and Jack Steele emerging as popular trade choices, I unpack all the popular fantasy talking points ahead of Round 19!
AFL Fantasy Round 17 Wrap, trading rookies and Jack Steele or James Sicily? (Ep. 292)
With just seven rounds left in the AFL Fantasy season, I cast my eyes over the performances in Round 17, talk about trading rookies and dissect whether James Sicily or Jack Steele is the right trade target this week.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 10 (Ep. 291)
Ahead of Round 10, I took to the airwaves to provide coaches with another crucial rookie/cash cow update for a weekend full of fantasy footy.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 9 (Ep. 290)
Another SBF pod previews the entire cash cow/rookie field ahead of Round 9 for AFL Fantasy coaches.
NBA Conference Semifinals Check-In (Ep. 289)
A new instalment of the SBF pod takes a quick spin around the association to look at all 4 NBA Conference Semifinals series with two games in the books.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 8 (Ep. 288)
Today's episode of the SBF podcast covers all things AFL Fantasy rookies/cash cows prior to Round 8 kicking off tomorrow night!
A Steph Curry masterclass, Gold Coast fantasy targets and panic stations for Adam Simpson (Ep. 287)
A new episode of the SBF podcast looks at 10 noteworthy numbers from the AFL Fantasy world, with Round 7 now in the books. Next, I discussed why Adam Simpson could be in danger and cast an eye ahead to next weekend's slate of games, before closing by reiterating my picks in all four of the NBA Conference Semifinals and giving Steph Curry major props after his 50-point outburst in Game 7.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 7 (Ep. 286)
In another SBF podcast episode, I took a look at the entire rookie/cash cow landscape before Round 7 kicks off later tonight.
The Cavs and Bucks bow out, Steph and Co seize control and Conference Semifinals (Ep. 285)
On the newest SBF podcast episode, I recapped the INSANE performance from Jimmy Butler as Miami knocked out the Bucks, talked about Cleveland's dismal performance and the rest of the first-round series in the East and West, before casting my eyes ahead to the Conference Semifinals.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 6 (Ep. 284)
The latest SBF episode takes a look at all the relevant AFL Fantasy cash cows/rookies with Round 6 just around the corner.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 5 (Ep. 283)
Today's episode of the SBF podcast covers all the important, up to date AFL Fantasy information you need regarding rookies/cash cows ahead of Round 5.
AFL Fantasy Rd. 4 reaction, play-in predictions and NBA final day shenanigans (Ep. 282)
On today's SBF pod, I talked about Round 4 in the AFL touching on the Saints' success, Richmond's injury woes and the underperforming Large Fry's & Coke in AFL Fantasy. Next, I give my picks for the NBA play-in games and cast an eye over the Rudy Gobert incident, coaching changes, and more!
NBA End of Season Awards (Ep. 281)
On the newest SBF podcast, I pick the winners for all the major NBA awards, inclduing Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved and All-NBA. To close I talk briefly about the potential playoff outlook, the Denver Nuggets, and my AFL Fantasy trades for Round 4.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 4 (Ep. 280)
The latest SBF episode covers all the important information regarding AFL Fantasy rookies/cash cows as coaches gear up for Round 4 tonight.
AFL Fantasy Rd. 3 reaction, Ken Hinkley’s in trouble and Wemby in Portland? (Ep. 279)
In another bite-sized SBF episode, I discussed some of the biggest takeaways from Round 3 and cast an eye over the AFL Fantasy landscape. Next, I briefly run through the NBA standings to highlight the teams with the most to play for in the final week of the regular season, and talk about the potential of Victor Wembanyama landing in Portland.
AFL Fantasy Cash Cows Rd. 3 (Ep. 278)
On today's SBF episode, I cast an eye over all the rookies/cash cows from an AFL Fantasy perspective ahead of team selection and the commencement of Round 3 starting tonight.
Previewing the 2023 AFL Fantasy season ft. J-Lo (Ep. 277)
On the newest SBF podcast episode, J-Lo and I talked through our final AFL Fantasy teams for 2023, with Round 1 almost upon us! We discussed the Elliot Yeo injury, how to structure your rucks, which top-tier midfielders are worth paying up for, then we ended the pod with another AFL Fantasy themed Mt Rushmore draft - just for something different.
The most important AFL Fantasy rookies/cash cows in 2023 plus fantasy Q&A (Ep. 276)
On a new SBF episode, I took to the airwaves to do a deep dive on all the important AFL Fantasy cash cows for the 2023 season (1:50). I discussed the 20 most important players then reeled off a list (20:33) of 25 other rookies that may be crucial money makers, before ending with some Q&A (28:08) ahead of Round 1 in just a few days time!
AFL Fantasy rookies/cash cows article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2023/03/09/afl-fantasy-the-20-most-important-rookies-cash-cows-for-2023/
East cellar dwellers, AFL ladder/award predictions and the highest AFL Fantasy scorers in 2023 ft. J-Lo (Ep. 275)
Today's episode of the SBF podcast includes J-Lo and I talking about the cellar dwellers in the Eastern Conference (2:12), casting an eye over their entire roster and their outlook for the future. We then transitioned to footy (20:55), where we went through our ladders predictions and locked in our picks for all the major awards for the 2023 season. Fittingly, we finished the podcast up with a Mt Rushmore draft (55:48) targeting the players we think will score the most total AFL Fantasy points this year.
The triumphant return of J-Lo ft. our AFL Fantasy teams, NBA MVP chatter & the greatest NBA centers ever (Ep. 275)
This new episode of the SBF podcast features J-Lo for the first time in 2023! He and I sit down to discuss our AFL Fantasy teams and the crucial rookies (37:29), while also giving our opinion on how West Coast and Fremantle are shaping up one week out from the season. Then, we talked about the success of the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers this year (48:01), before casting our eyes over some of the top-tier contenders. To close, we discussed why Nikola Jokic has probably already sewn up the MVP award (1:01:15) and we built our respective Mt Rushmore's based on the best NBA centers ever.
AFL Fantasy rookies/cash cows article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2023/03/09/afl-fantasy-the-20-most-important-rookies-cash-cows-for-2023/
AFL Fantasy rucks, mid-priced players, a Sixers surge and the NBA trade deadline buyers & sellers (Ep. 274)
Today's episode of the SBF podcast takes a look at the AFL Fantasy ruckmen and why I think there's value to be found at the R2 spot, transitioning into a chat about the best mid-priced players for your starting side. I think discussed the recent run the Philadelphia 76ers have been on and how that has vaulted Joel Embiid into the top-tier of the MVP discussion, before I cast an eye to the NBA Trade Deadline and look at the teams who should be buying or selling before next Friday.
AFL Fantasy mid-pricers article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2023/02/01/16-mid-priced-players-to-seriously-consider-for-your-2023-afl-fantasy-side/
The 7 players you MUST pick in AFL Fantasy and the NBA MVP race (Ep. 273)
The SBF podcast is back with a bang. To kick off the first episode in 2023, I chat about the MUST HAVE players in AFL Fantasy for season 2023 and discuss a few early bits and pieces. Then, I dug into the current NBA MVP race and outlined why I think Nikola Jokic is the clear No. 1 right now.
Joel Embiid and Darius Garland go off, NFL/NBA Waiver Wire action and aiming up or down with the Jazz, Pacers and Spurs (Ep. 272)
Today's episode of the SportsbyFry podcast takes a look at the 50-point efforts from Joel Embiid and Darius Garland, highlights the important waiver wire adds right now in your NFL and NBA fantasy leagues and asks the question, should the Jazz, Pacers and Spurs be aiming up or down?
NBA true or false and the greatest AFL goals ever with J-Lo (Ep. 271)
Today's episode of the SportsbyFry podcast features the return from co-pilot J-Lo as we talk through our NFL and NBA fantasy sides and check in with the Cavaliers and the Nuggets. Then we played true or false with multiple NBA topics including the Blazers' success, Utah's hot start and the Gobert/KAT combination, before we close the show with a Mt Rushmore draft looking at the best AFL goals ever.
NBA MVP Ladder 1.0, NFL Week 9 action and Steve Kerr wisdom (Ep. 270)
Today's episode of the SportsbyFry podcast casts an eye over the NBA MVP race thus far (1:05), recaps another enthralling weekend of NFL action (7:07) and closes by looking at some of Steve Kerr's remarks about shortening the NBA season (13:48).
SBF MVP NBA Ladder 1.0 article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2022/11/07/2022-23-sbf-nba-mvp-ladder-1-0/
The Believeland Cavaliers, Fact or Fiction, building an AFL franchise around one player and KG vs. Hakeem (Ep. 269)
Today's episode of the SportsbyFry podcast starts by heaping praise on the now 6-1 Cleveland Cavaliers (1:14), dissects whether some of the mainstream, early storylines in the NBA are fact or fiction (4:22), talks about which player you would want to build an AFL franchise around (9:28) and briefly compares the careers of Kevin Garnett and Hakeem Olajuwon (12:09).
Garnett/Olajuwon CTP article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2022/10/29/compare-the-pair-kevin-garnett-vs-hakeem-olajuwon/
Fact or Fiction article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2022/11/03/fact-or-fiction-the-most-important-early-storylines-of-the-2022-23-nba-season/
AFL players who deserve a lifeline, Brady and Rodgers are struggling and Portland’s hot start (Ep. 268)
With the NBA season nearly a week old I look at some popular takeaways from the league (1:21), talk through the discarded AFL players who could be given a second chance through the 2023 draft/preseason (8:52) and finish with a look at the underperforming Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers (11:27).
NBA Award picks, bold predictions and potential first time All-Stars with J-Lo (Ep. 267)
Once again, J-Lo joined me to talk through our bold predictions for the upcoming NBA season before we made our picks for the NBA Finals and the rest of the major awards. Then, we continued the basketball convo by drafting our Mt Rushmore full of players we believe are in line to be first-time All-Stars in 2023.
FFF - A comprehensive recap of the AFL trade period and the AFL Fantasy ramifications (Ep. 266)
Before the weekend arrives I recorded another edition of Fry's Fast 15 (slightly over) that did a deep dive on all 18 AFL teams and how their list looks after the trade period, while also highlighting some potential fantasy targets who changed postcodes this offseason.
AFL Fantasy article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2022/10/14/ranking-every-player-moved-in-the-2022-afl-trade-period-based-on-their-fantasy-relevance/
Winners and losers of the AFL trade period, NBA swing players and the biggest storylines of the 2022-23 season (Ep. 266)
On another unforgettable SBF podcast, J-Lo joins me as we discuss our NFL Fantasy teams ahead of a Week 6 clash against each other, talk through the winners and losers from the AFL trade period, dissect my recent article looking at the players that will define success for every NBA franchise, before we then wrap up proceedings by selecting the most popular storylines for the 2022-23 NBA season in another vintage Mt Rushmore draft.
SBF article: https://sportsbyfry.com/2022/10/12/the-one-player-from-every-nba-team-that-will-define-success-in-2022-23/
FFF - The Draymond Green punch, NFL Week 5 action and Luke Jackson becomes a Docker (Ep. 265)
A new episode of Fry's Fast 15 dissects what could happen in Golden State following the Draymond Green/Jordan Poole incident, covers the popular Week 5 headlines in the NFL and looks at Luke Jackson joining Freo along with the massive 4-club trade that went down earlier today.
West Coast and Freo trade moves, Eastern Conference over/under and the biggest AFL trades ever (Ep. 264)
J-Lo joins me for another sit down as we discuss our NFL Fantasy teams, the AFL Trade period so far, look at the projected win totals for every team in the Eastern Conference and unpack another epic Mt Rushmore featuring the biggest trades ever in the AFL.
AFL offseason storylines, Western Conference over/under and the G.O.A.T Mt Rushmore (Ep. 263)
On this week's SBF episode, J-Lo joined me to recap the AFL Grand Final and Joel Selwood's incredible career (6:53), before we unpacked some of the biggest questions around the AFL offseason (11:07). Next, we look at the over and under projected win total for each of the teams in the Western Conference (37:03), then we close out the podcast by drafting G.O.A.T's in their respective sport in a ripper Mt Rushmore (1:07:24)!
NFL Week 3 action, Ime Udoka’s suspension and the AFL Fantasy team of the year (Ep. 262)
Today's quickfire SBF podcast features:
1. Hawthorn Football Club allegations (0:57)
2. Week 3 NFL action (3:58)
3. AFL Fantasy Team of the Year (8:18)
4. Robert Sarver/Ime Udoka (10:52)
5. My pick for the 2022 AFL GF (14:07)