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The Fantasy Footballers
EstablishedSeptember 2014; 4 years ago (2014-09)
FocusFantasy Football Media Company
Location
Membership (October 2018)
6,828 via Patreon
Official language
English
Host & Owner
Jason Moore
Host & Founder
Andy Holloway
Host & Founder
Mike Wright
Parent organization
Engaged Media, LLC
Staff (2018)
  • Production: 6
  • Writers & Additional Contributors: 14
Websitethefantasyfootballers.com
RemarksWebsite Information
Alexa rankPositive decrease 28,770 (Global, October 2018) 4,035 (United States, October 2018)
YouTube information
ChannelsThe Fantasy Footballers
Years active2015-present
Subscribers112,803
(4 October 2018)
Total views12,179,621
(4 October 2018)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2018

The Fantasy Footballers is an independent fantasy football podcast company. It was founded in 2014 by Andy Holloway, Jason Moore, and Mike Wright.[1][2]

The company currently produces 4 podcasts, in addition to game-day periscope shows which are all family-friendly. In 2017, the company began hosting live shows and appearing at fantasy football conferences throughout the United States and Canada.[3][4][5] The company's goal is to provide a holistic approach to fantasy football.[6] In addition to their shows, the hosts also appear on other shows to share their experiences and knowledge of fantasy football and small business management.[7][8]

The company's main podcast, The Fantasy Footballers Podcast, was launched in February 2015 and airs five times a week during the NFL season, with a reduced frequency during the off-season.[9][10] As of 14 March 2019, the company has released 700 epsiodes of their main podcast. In 2017, the company's podcasts were downloaded more than 30 million times.[11][12]

In 2018, the company launched their fourth overall and first comedy podcast, Spitballers Comedy Podcast. This podcast features regular segments of would you rather and a fantasy football style draft of items from a certain category (ie Best Christmas Movies).

The company is based in Phoenix, Arizona.[13][14]

Awards[edit | edit source]

In 2018, all three hosts were ranked in the top 20 of 132 experts for accuracy by FantasyPros.[15] In 2017, Jason and Mike were both ranked in the Top 10 for Draft Accuracy,[16] and Andy and Jason were both ranked in the Top 20 for In-Season Accuracy by FantasyPros.[17]

2018 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards - Best Sports Podcast - Winner[18][19]
2018 Podcast Awards - The Adam Curry People's Choice Award - Winner[20]
2018 Podcast Awards - ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football Sports Category - Winner[20]
2017 FSWA - Podcast of the Year, Football - Winner[21]
2017 Fantasy Sports Trade Association - Small Fantasy Business of the Year - Winner[22][23]
2017 Fantasy Sports Trade Association - Most Outstanding Social Media - Winner[22][23]

The Footies[edit | edit source]

The Footies are a series of annual awards given to NFL players in various categories by The Fantasy Footballers based on fan voting.

Categories 2015[27] 2016[28] 2017[29] 2018[30]
Performance of the Year David Johnson
Week 15
Le'Veon Bell
Week 14
Todd Gurley
Week 15
Derrick Henry
Week 14
Fantasy Reaper's Man of the Year Le'Veon Bell Adrian Peterson David Johnson Leonard Fournette
Garbage Man of the Year Jordan Matthews --- --- ---
The Poopiest Pants Award Eddie Lacy Todd Gurley Terrelle Pryor Rob Gronkowski
Waiver-Wire Wonder Award DeAngelo Williams Jordan Howard Robby Anderson George Kittle
Fantasy Wide Receiver of the Year Antonio Brown Mike Evans DeAndre Hopkins Davante Adams
Fantasy Running Back of the Year Devonta Freeman David Johnson Todd Gurley Christian McCaffrey
Fantasy Tight End of the Year Jordan Reed Travis Kelce Zach Ertz George Kittle
Fantasy Quarterback of the Year Cam Newton Matt Ryan Carson Wentz Patrick Mahomes
Breakout Player of the Year Allen Robinson Melvin Gordon Alvin Kamara Patrick Mahomes
Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley Ezekiel Elliott Alvin Kamara Saquon Barkley
Comeback Player of the Year Brandon Marshall DeMarco Murray Todd Gurley Andrew Luck
Steal of the Draft Allen Robinson LeGarrette Blount Alvin Kamara James Conner
The Letdown Player of the Year Jeremy Hill --- --- ---
Guest Host of the Year --- --- Jay Griz Jay Griz
Nickname of the Year Award Jordan Reed
"Rule 86"
Christine Michael
"The Woke One"
Devin Funchess
"Devon S Scrumptious"
Mark Walton
"Mark Waltonberg"
Moment of the Year --- --- --- Accidental "Funky" News Drop
Episode #614

External Links[edit | edit source]

Twitter: @TheFFBallers

Facebook: @thefantasyfootballers

The Fantasy Footballers on Instagram

Podcasts:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chesler, Josh (1 September 2017). "The Fantasy Footballers Are Here to Help You Win Your League and Humiliate Your Friends". Phoenix New Times. Phoenix, AZ. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. "Personalities". National Fantasy Football Convention. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  3. Colomby, Joel (19 August 2017). "Fantasy Fare: Fantasy Sports Show set for Toronto". Toronto Sun. Toronto, Canada. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. Nelson, Mike (21 June 2018). "Fantasy? Kirk Cousins compared to Manning — and not Eli". Star Tribune. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  5. Collins, Larry (13 July 2018). "Fort Worth Hosts National Fantasy Football Convention". NBC Dallas Fort Worth. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. Machado, David (15 July 2017). "15 Awesome Fantasy Football Podcasts You Need to Check Out!". Gridiron Experts. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  7. Harrison, David (14 July 2017). "Buccaneers 2017 fantasy forecast: QB, Jameis Winston". Fansided. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. Delgado, Kito (14 January 2018). "Episode 22: Entrepreneurship and Fantasy Football advice with Andy Holloway". Get On The Box. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  9. Goldberg, Kevin (23 August 2017). "15 of the Best Fantasy Football Podcasts". discover pods. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. "Fantasy American Football Podcasts". PlayerFM. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  11. Young, Stephen (10 July 2018). "Talking Podcasts, Live Shows and Cowboys Fantasy With the Fantasy Footballers". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  12. "Phoenix friends launch wildly successful 'Fantasy Footballers' podcast out of bedroom closet". AZFamily.com. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  13. Pazera, Justin (30 August 2017). "Cool! Full-time job for three Phoenix friends is to talk about fantasy football". ABC15. Phoenix, AZ. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  14. Hayes, Marcus (19 July 2018). "The Fantasy Footballers Podcast road show comes to Philly, and we share a clip of Dallas fans booing us at their Texas show". The Inquirer. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  15. "2018's Most Accurate Fantasy Football Rankings". FantasyPros. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  16. "2017 Draft Accuracy Rankings". FantasyPros. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  17. "2017 Season to Date Accuracy Rankings". FantasyPros. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  18. Dudley, Joshua. "The iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Show Was Not Much Of A Show". Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  19. "Dax Shepard, Bobby Bones, 'Breakfast Club' Among iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Winners". 19 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "2018 Winners". Podcast Awards The People's Choice. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  21. "FSWA Writing Awards". Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 "FSTA INDUSTRY AWARDS". Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Manogue, Aaron (23 January 2018). "ESPN WINS EIGHT AWARDS, DRAFT TAKES HOME FOUR; FANTASY FOOTBALLERS WIN "SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR"". Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Past Winners 2017". Podcast Awards The People's Choice. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Past Winners 2016". Podcast Awards The People's Choice. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  26. "PAST WINNERS". Academy of Podcasters. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  27. "The 2015 Footie Awards, Playoff Challenge, and News! Ep. #165". The Fantasy Footballers Podcast. 7 January 2016. YouTube. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  28. "The 2016 "Footies" Winners! + Pump the Brakes, Playoff Picks - Ep. #341". The Fantasy Footballers Podcast. 5 January 2017. YouTube. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  29. "The 2017 Footies Winners! + NFL Playoff Picks - Ep. #511". The Fantasy Footballers Podcast. 4 January 2018. YouTube. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  30. "Fantasy Football 2019 - The Footie Awards! + Top 10 for 2019, Brown Bombshell - Ep. #680". The Fantasy Footballers Podcast. 3 January 2019. YouTube. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

Category:Companies based in Phoenix, Arizona Category:Daily fantasy sports Category:English-language podcasts Category:Fantasy sports Category:Podcasting companies Category:YouTube channels launched in 2015 Category:Media companies established in 2014


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