Beat the Shift Podcast – NFBC Episode w/ Greg Ambrosius

The NFBC episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Greg Ambrosius


  • History
  • What makes the NFBC stand out?
  • Auctions
  • What is most impressive about the NFBC players?
  • Trends in the FAAB spending
  • Tilt toward pitching

NFBC Format

  • Category changes (OBP, Holds, etc.)
  • Prospects not eligibile in player pool
  • No Injured List
  • 2x a week hitter lineups

Strategy Section

  • How should you constrruct your bench in NFBC leagues?
  • How much should you consider the upcoming schedule for setting lineups?

Waiver Wire

Pitcher Preview

Injury Update


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Ariel is the 2019 FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year. Ariel is also the winner of the 2020 FSWA Baseball Article of the Year award. He is the creator of the ATC (Average Total Cost) Projection System. Ariel was ranked by FantasyPros as the #1 fantasy baseball expert in 2019. His ATC Projections were ranked as the #1 most accurate projection system over the past three years (2019-2021). Ariel also writes for CBS Sports, SportsLine, RotoBaller, and is the host of the Beat the Shift Podcast (@Beat_Shift_Pod). Ariel is a member of the inaugural Tout Wars Draft & Hold league, a member of the inaugural Mixed LABR Auction league and plays high stakes contests in the NFBC. Ariel is the 2020 Tout Wars Head to Head League Champion. Ariel Cohen is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA). He is a Vice President of Risk Management for a large international insurance and reinsurance company. Follow Ariel on Twitter at @ATCNY.

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