The Operating Room

The Operating Room

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.

Episodes

November 25, 2021 50 min
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and SiriusXMFantasy's associate producer Bennett Karoll (@thebennettk) discuss Bennett's hometown Bears and all of the compounding issues that come with it. From coaching hot seats, to QB controversy, to everything in-between, Kev and Bennett have you covered while also throwing in spread picks for Thanksgiving's NFL matchups!
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by fellow RotoBaller/TheGameDay analysts Adam Koffler (@AdamKoffler) and Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) to discuss their panic levels on several underperforming and/or injured fantasy studs (Elijah Mitchell, T.J. Hockenson, Tyler Lockett, and Mike Williams) along with discussing their favorite picks against the spread for Week 11!
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and John Laghezza (@MLBMovingAVG) discuss 2nd-half team risers and fallers in the NFL along with their Week 10 spread picks!
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and TheGameDay analyst Daniel Preciado (@DanJPreciado) team up to pick apart Week 9 NFL spreads from Sunday morning to MNF.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by RotoBaller's DFS expert Thunder Dan Palyo (@ThunderDanDFS) to discuss the Week 8 NFL slate. Every game from Thursday-Monday is discussed regarding picks against the spread and viable DFS plays.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by PFF/Football Absurdity analyst, Mike Valverde (@RFLRedzone) to break down the Week 7 NFL slate and give their notable takeaways for fantasy football moving forward.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and TeamRiseOrFall analyst Chris Robin (@DetroitBeastie) break down the NFL'S Week 7 slate and go through each game to determine their spread picks along with DFS plays they like in each matchup.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by fellow RotoBaller analysts Adam Koffler (@Adam Koffler) and Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) to discuss Week 6 of the fantasy football season along with a riser and faller they have noticed.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and Fantasy Hall of Famer/writer at RotoBaller and The Athletic, Scott Engel (@ScotteTheKing) discuss takeaways from Week 5 of the fantasy football season.

Topics discussed:

-Seahawks near future without Russell Wilson
-Panthers recent skid
-Ravens passing offense and their upside
-Steelers sans JuJu moving forward
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by TripPlayFantasy's Kevin Coleman (@DaBoys_22) to discuss the Week 5 NFL slate for betting along with 3 players Kevin is looking to sell right now.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and fellow RotoBaller/TheGameDay analyst Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) break down the Week 4 slate of NFL games. Frank also provides 3 players to buy that should bounce-back ASAP.
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September 21, 2021 43 min
Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and RazzBall editor Donkey Teeth (@DonkeyTeeth87) discuss the Week 2 NFL slate and their fantasy takeaways from it.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and Undroppables analyst Tommy Mo (@2on1FFB) cover notable fantasy football talking points after Week 1 of the NFL season.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and pro handicapper Joey Dimes (@Joey_Dimes1) discuss the Week 2 slate of NFL games for betting and DFS. Every game from Thursday-Monday is discussed with regards to the spread along with must-have DFS plays from certain matchups.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and RotoUnderworld lead analyst Jakob Sanderson (@FF_RTDB) dissect five confounding WR rooms across the NFL and discuss which player from each they are interested in for the sake of fantasy along with what to do with Michael Thomas.

WR Rooms discussed: Bengals, Eagles, Colts, Jaguars, Steelers
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and John Laghezza (@MLBMovingAVG) break down the Week 1 NFL slate game-by-game and give you their favorite bets along with those to stay away from.

Kev and John also suggest certain players to start or fade in DFS from each game.
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by PFF Fantasy Analyst Sosa Kremenjas (@QBsMVP) to discuss recent shake-ups in running back rooms across the NFL.

Kev and Sosa break down the Rams, Patriots, and Jaguars backfields given the recent addition of Sony Michel to LA and injury to Travis Etienne. Also covered, free-agent RBs, future cut/trade candidates, and their potential impact across the league along with what to expect...
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) and FTN Fantasy lead high-stakes analyst, Matthew Davis (@_MattyWood_) discuss picks made after the first 100 in fantasy football drafts that can help win your leagues.

Kev and Matthew broke down QB, RB, WR, TE, and D/ST to find late-round gems at each spot to assist in your trek to a fantasy championship!
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by NFLFantasy/RotoBaller analyst, Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) to discuss offenses Michael is buying or selling for the 2021 fantasy football season.

Offenses discussed:
-49ers
-Buccaneers
-Chargers
-Jaguars
-Titans
-Patriots
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Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) is joined by FantasyPoints lead medical analyst, Edwin Porras, DPT (@FBInjuryDoc) to discuss injuries heading into the 2021 fantasy football season.

Players discussed:

-Michael Thomas
-Carson Wentz
-Will Fuller
-Saquon Barkley
-Courtland Sutton
-Parris Campbell
-Jaylen Waddle
-Joe Burrow
-Cam Akers
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