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The Operating Room

RotoBaller

The Operating Room is a sports podcast hosted by RotoBaller's Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) that dives into various topics regarding the fantasy aspects of football, baseball and basketball, depending on the season. Weekly guests from across the realm of sports arrive to reinforce or counter popular narratives along with providing fresh takes on what is relevant. Take a seat in The Operating Room to gain a new perspective on the wide world of fantasy sports.

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Ep. 88: Fantasy Football Offseason Impacts feat. Frank Ammirante and Adam Koffler
5d ago
Ep. 88: Fantasy Football Offseason Impacts feat. Frank Ammirante and Adam Koffler
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by TheGameDay's Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) and RotoBaller's Adam Koffler to discuss every important offseason NFL transaction along with the fantasy implications that come along with it. Moves mentioned include: Russell Wilson to Denver Matt Ryan to Indianapolis AJ Brown to Philadelphia Tyreek Hill to Miami Davante Adams to Las Vegas Allen Robinson to LA JuJu Smith-Schuster to Kansas City
Ep. 88: Fantasy Football Offseason Impacts feat. Frank Ammirante and Adam Koffler
5d ago
Ep. 88: Fantasy Football Offseason Impacts feat. Frank Ammirante and Adam Koffler
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by TheGameDay's Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) and RotoBaller's Adam Koffler to discuss every important offseason NFL transaction along with the fantasy implications that come along with it. Moves mentioned include: Russell Wilson to Denver Matt Ryan to Indianapolis AJ Brown to Philadelphia Tyreek Hill to Miami Davante Adams to Las Vegas Allen Robinson to LA JuJu Smith-Schuster to Kansas City
Ep. 87: SP Bouncebacks feat. Michael Govier
May 25 2022
Ep. 87: SP Bouncebacks feat. Michael Govier
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by Fantrax analyst Michael Govier (@mjgovier) to discuss fantasy baseball SPs they expect to bounce-back
Ep. 86: Fantasy Baseball Cuts feat. Matt Modica
May 16 2022
Ep. 86: Fantasy Baseball Cuts feat. Matt Modica
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by high-stakes fantasy player Matt Modica (@ctmbaseball) to discuss which baseball players are or are becoming cut candidates in fantasy leagues!
Ep. 85: Fantasy Baseball Rookies and ROS Expectations feat. Nathan Grimm
May 10 2022
Ep. 85: Fantasy Baseball Rookies and ROS Expectations feat. Nathan Grimm
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by fantasy baseball analyst Nathan Grimm (@brotisserie) to discuss recent rookie call-ups to the major leagues along with what to expect from several players moving forward.
Ep. 84: Fantasy Baseball Breakouts/Slumps feat. Zack Waxman
May 4 2022
Ep. 84: Fantasy Baseball Breakouts/Slumps feat. Zack Waxman
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by fellow RotoBaller analyst Zack Waxman (@ZackyLineups) to discuss players whose breakouts/slumps are real or fugazi through the first month of the fantasy baseball season.
Ep. 83: Fantasy Baseball Buy Lows feat. Jon Anderson
Apr 27 2022
Ep. 83: Fantasy Baseball Buy Lows feat. Jon Anderson
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and fellow RotoBaller analyst Jon Anderson (@JonPGH) discuss fantasy baseball players to buy low.
Ep. 82: Week 2 Fantasy Baseball Observations feat. Alex Chamberlain
Apr 19 2022
Ep. 82: Week 2 Fantasy Baseball Observations feat. Alex Chamberlain
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and RotoGraphs' Alex Chamberlain (@DolphHauldhagen) discuss the first few games of the MLB season and what they've noticed thus far. Topics discussed range from baseball's best offense to injury slumps to rookies to much more!
Ep. 81: Week 1 Narratives to Buy/Sell feat. Eno Sarris
Apr 12 2022
Ep. 81: Week 1 Narratives to Buy/Sell feat. Eno Sarris
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by Athletic writer Eno Sarris (@enosarris) to discuss fantasy baseball narratives that have sprouted after Opening Weekend. Players discussed include Steven Kwan, Shohei Ohtani, Jarred Kelenic, Carlos Rodon and more!
Ep. 80: Spring Training Over/Under-Reactions feat. Paul Sporer
Mar 28 2022
Ep. 80: Spring Training Over/Under-Reactions feat. Paul Sporer
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by FanGraphs' Paul Sporer (@Sporer) to discuss Spring Training over/under-reactions for 2022 fantasy baseball. Kev and Paul break down various players/topics of note from this season's Spring Training along with Paul's takeaways from the NFBC Main Event in Las Vegas.
Ep. 79: Post-Hype Sleepers for 2022 Fantasy Baseball feat. Frank Ammirante
Mar 21 2022
Ep. 79: Post-Hype Sleepers for 2022 Fantasy Baseball feat. Frank Ammirante
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by fellow RotoBaller/TheGameDay analyst Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) to discuss post-hype sleepers for 2022 fantasy baseball. Kev and Frank also cover their recent $500 tag-team draft in which they drafted every single sleeper discussed.
Ep. 78: Starting Pitching Bargains feat. SPStreamer
Mar 15 2022
Ep. 78: Starting Pitching Bargains feat. SPStreamer
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and the SPStreamer Michael Simeone (@SPStreamer) discuss valuable starting pitchers going later in fantasy baseball drafts. Kev and Michael also discuss recent MLB transactions at the positions along with newfound injuries and their favorite staffs of 2022!
Ep. 77: Fantasy Baseball Bold Predictions feat. Grey Albright
Mar 8 2022
Ep. 77: Fantasy Baseball Bold Predictions feat. Grey Albright
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by the creator of RazzBall, Grey Albright (@RazzBall) to discuss their bold predictions for the 2022 fantasy baseball season. Kev and Grey also delve into Grey's general draft strategy along with their respective TGFBI leagues.
Ep. 76: Fantasy Baseball Bounce-Backs feat. Ryan Bloomfield
Mar 1 2022
Ep. 76: Fantasy Baseball Bounce-Backs feat. Ryan Bloomfield
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and BaseballHQ analyst Ryan Bloomfield (@RyanBHQ) team up to discuss bounce-backs for the 2022 fantasy baseball season. Kev and Ryan each share 3 players they believe rebound in value along with the starts to their TGFBI rosters along with the initial strategies there.
Ep. 75: Starting Pitcher Tiers feat. Justin Mason
Feb 23 2022
Ep. 75: Starting Pitcher Tiers feat. Justin Mason
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by the creator of TGFBI, Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB) to discuss the top-100 starting pitchers for 2022 along with The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational.
Ep. 74: Busts for 2022 Fantasy Baseball feat. Vlad Sedler
Feb 17 2022
Ep. 74: Busts for 2022 Fantasy Baseball feat. Vlad Sedler
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and FTNFantasy's head of MLB Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) discuss busts for the 2022 fantasy baseball season. Kev and Vlad go back and forth with 3 busts each that they will not be drafting at any cost this year. Also, they discuss how to target upside while assessing risks in drafts to avoid prospect/upside busts that can kill a roster. Names like Jarred Kelenic and Adalberto Mondesi are prominent in these talks.
Ep. 73: Rookies for 2022 Fantasy Baseball feat. James Anderson
Feb 7 2022
Ep. 73: Rookies for 2022 Fantasy Baseball feat. James Anderson
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and RotoWire's lead prospect analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) discuss their expectations for the top rookies in fantasy baseball this season. Rookies ranging from hitters to starters to even closers are covered. Some of the names dissected include, but are not limited to: Bobby Witt Jr, Shane Baz, Camilo Doval, Adley Rutschman, Spencer Torkelson, Keibert Ruiz, and Joe Ryan.
Ep. 72: This Year's ___ in Fantasy Baseball feat. Jeff Erickson
Jan 31 2022
Ep. 72: This Year's ___ in Fantasy Baseball feat. Jeff Erickson
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by RotoWire's Senior Editor and host of RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM, Jeff Erickson (@Jeff_Erickson) to discuss their breakout (or bust) picks for this year that mimic 2021. "This Year's" Vlad Guerrero Jr., Robbie Ray, Cedric Mullins, Dylan Bundy, and Mark Melancon are all discussed with Jeff and Kev providing one each.
Ep. 71: Injury Risks to Avoid/Target in Fantasy Baseball feat. Dave McDonald
Jan 24 2022
Ep. 71: Injury Risks to Avoid/Target in Fantasy Baseball feat. Dave McDonald
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and host of the RotoSaurus: High Stakes Heat podcast Dave McDonald (@RunDMcD) discuss players in fantasy baseball who are either injured coming into the 2022 season or have increased risk factors based on prior injuries.
Ep. 70: Mulligans for 2022 Fantasy Football feat. Heath Cummings
Jan 19 2022
Ep. 70: Mulligans for 2022 Fantasy Football feat. Heath Cummings
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by CBS Sports' Senior Fantasy Writer Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) to discuss players they will or will not give mulligans to for struggling in 2021. Typically, these struggles stemmed from injury but Kev and Heath break down whether there was more to these players' issues in providing fantasy points. Players discussed include: -CMC -Antonio Gibson -Dak Prescott -Jerry Jeudy -JuJu Smith-Schuster -Odell Beckham Jr. ...along with the Seahawks and Jaguars offenses as a whole.
Ep. 69: Fantasy Baseball Players That Don't Belong in Top-100 feat. Zack Waxman
Jan 10 2022
Ep. 69: Fantasy Baseball Players That Don't Belong in Top-100 feat. Zack Waxman
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and host of the Draft Champions Podcast, Zack Waxman (@MylesStrawMVP) discuss players in the top-100 (using NFBC ADP) that do not belong. Zack and Kev chose 3 players each while going off on an occasional tangent about players surrounding them. Some of these things are not like the others...