The Fantasy Footballers
The podcast cover artwork
Hosted byAndy Holloway, Jason Moore, Mike Wright
GenreSports (Fantasy Football)
  • 2 Times Per Week (Jan-July)
  • 3 Times Per Week (July-Aug)
  • 5 Times Per Week (Aug-Jan)
LengthApprox. 1 hour
CameraBryan Ketron
ProductionBrooks "Judge Giamatti" Carmean, Jeremy "Owl Borland" Grantham
No. of episodes1,118 as of September 23, 2021
Original releaseSeptember 2014
Cited for
2019 Best Sports Podcast (iHeartRadio Podcast Awards)[1]

2016–19 People's Choice (Podcast Awards)[2]

YouTube information
ChannelsThe Fantasy Footballers
Years active2015–present
(September 23, 2021)
Total views44,915,398
(September 23, 2021)
100,000 subscribers2018

The Fantasy Footballers is a sports podcast hosted by Andy Holloway, Jason Moore, and Mike Wright where they provide fantasy football advice.[3] The show runs continuously throughout the year with a minimum of two episodes per week during the offseason.


The show's logo

The Fantasy Footballers was launched by Holloway, Moore, and Wright in 2014.[4] The initial idea came after Holloway and Wright had started a joke podcast for their own personal workplace league while all three were working in the video game industry in Arizona, discussing trades and ridiculing other members of their fantasy football league. Moore began as a background contributor before joining as a co-host in 2015.[5]

In summer 2018, The Fantasy Footballers held their first five-city live podcast tour The People's Fantasy Tour, with a second following in 2019.[4][6]

In 2018, both Holloway and Moore featured in the top 10 most accurate fantasy experts on FantasyPros while staff writer Robert Waziak was ranked No. 2 overall.[7]

Format and features

The #FootClan As a completely independent podcast without network backing, The Fantasy Footballers relies on a tight knit fantasy community and is part-funded by Patreon members affectionately called the #FootClan. Subscribed members have access to additional features including a weekly Patreon-only mailbag show called the #FootCast, forums on the show's website, premium versions of the website's analysis tools and exclusive leagues with other #FootClan members.[8]

Nicknames A popular and prevailing feature of The Fantasy Footballers is the frequency with which the hosts give NFL players comedic nicknames as inside jokes and create corresponding audio drops for when they are mentioned. The most popular are created into a t-shirt available to buy on the show's website at the end of every season and the best new nickname is voted on by fans during the show's annual The Footie Awards.[9][10]

Water Bets In November 2015, The Fantasy Footballers released their own mobile app called The Wheel of Water. The app features as part of the show's regular water bets where the loser of a wager has a cup of water thrown on them as punishment with the wheel helping decide on method of delivery. The app is available for free on both iOS and Android.[11][12]

Jay Griz Whenever one of the hosts is absent they are replaced by a giant cardboard cut out of a grizzly bear named Jay Griz, "the cardboard bear extraordinaire." As of September 2021, a Twitter account for Jay Griz has over 31,000 followers.[13]

Awards and nominations

The Fantasy Footballers podcast is multi-award-winning, People's Choice awards from the Podcast Awards four straight years for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and Best Sports Podcast from iHeartRadio Podcast Awards in 2019.

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Podcast Awards Best Sports & Recreation Podcast Won [2]
People's Choice Won
Academy of Podcasters Best Sports & Recreation Podcast Nominated
People's Choice Won [14]
Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Fantasy Sports Podcast (<20 employees) Won
2017 Podcast Awards Best Sports & Recreation Podcast Won [2]
People's Choice Won
Academy of Podcasters Best Sports & Recreation Podcast Finalist [15]
Fantasy Sports Writers Association Best Fantasy Football Podcast Won
Fantasy Sports Trade Association Small Fantasy Business of the Year Won
Best Video Show (30+ minutes) Nominated
Best Podcast Nominated
Most Outstanding Social Media Won
2018 Podcast Awards Best Sports & Recreation Podcast Won [2]
People's Choice Won
iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Best Sports Podcast Nominated
Fantasy Sports Writers Association Best Fantasy Football Podcast Won
Fantasy Sports Trade Association Small Fantasy Business of the Year Won
Humanitarian of the Year Won
Best Podcast Nominated
2019 Podcast Awards People's Choice Won [2]
iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Best Sports Podcast Won [1]
2020 Podcast Awards Best Sports & Recreation Podcast Won
Fantasy Sports Writers Association Best Fantasy Football Podcast Nominated

Other work

Beyond their own podcast episodes, The Fantasy Footballers regularly guest on other fantasy football shows including The Rich Eisen Show and host a two-hour weekly Sirius XM show.[16]

In June 2018, Andy, Mike and Jason began a weekly spinoff comedy podcast called The Spitballers.[17]

During the 2019 season The Fantasy Footballers competed in several high-profile celebrity leagues including Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster's Sleeper Bowl featuring Zac Efron and Ninja,[18] and the NFL Network's own celebrity fantasy league which had a companion show hosted by NFL analyst Adam Rank.[19]


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Podcast Awards: 'The Fantasy Footballers' wins People's Choice". Yahoo!.
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  4. ^ a b 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". Philly Inquirer.
  5. ^ "How The Fantasy Footballers' Podcast Grew Revenues To Support 4 Full-Time Creators". Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  6. ^ "Massively Popular Podcasters The Fantasy Footballers Announce Fantasy For The People Tour 2018, Presented By Draft". Shore Fire Media. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  7. ^ "2018 Fantasy Football Accuracy Scores". Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  8. ^ "The Fantasy Footballers are creating Fantasy Football Podcasts". Patreon. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  9. ^ "nickname". The Fantasy Footballers. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  10. ^ "Fantasy Football: 2018 Footie Awards Nominees". Fantasy Footballers Podcast. 2018-12-31. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  11. ^ "The Wheel of Water App from The Fantasy Footballers". Fantasy Footballers Podcast. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  12. ^ "The Wheel of Water is Here!". Patreon. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  13. ^ "Jay Griz twitter". Twitter.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Academy of Podcasters: Past Winners". Academy of Podcasters. Podcast Movement. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "2017 Finalist". Academy of Podcasters. Podcast Movement. August 23, 2017. Archived from the original on February 5, 2019.
  16. ^ Spangler, Todd (2019-08-19). "The Fantasy Footballers Podcast Lands SiriusXM Live Weekly Show". Variety. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  17. ^ "Spitballers Podcast – The funniest comedy podcast of all time. – A funny podcast by three buffoons who make another successful podcast".
  18. ^ Johnson, Matt (2019-08-08). "Ninja, Zac Efron to compete in JuJu Smith-Schuster's celebrity fantasy football league". Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  19. ^ "Fantasy League One". Retrieved 2019-10-22.