By Mainz

Waxing Lyrical with Mainz and Dutts has been around for many years now, discussing the news of the day in the NFL, with a specific focus on the fantasy aspects and the impact of those news items.

In this week’s episode, the boys discuss the NFL News impacting fantasy football, Dutts’ drops his fantasy TE rankings – where Mainz  questions the Kittle ranking– before they continue their divisional previews, this week with the AFC East:


NFL News with Fantasy Impact

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This last week had a number of big news stories that affect fantasy, and Mainz and Dutts react to them. Firstly, there is the Cam Akers injury, and how that will affect the Rams. They then discuss Michael Thomas delaying surgery to rehab on the Saints’ time, and how that makes New Orleans a team to avoid in fantasy. Finally they talk DaVante Adams, and how his contract might break the Packers.

Dutts Fantasy WR Rankings

Fantasy Football Draft Day
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This week Dutts gives us his Top 10 for TEs. We highlight how the position has some steep tiers, but maybe there is some value if you look closely enough!

Rankings are:

10. Robert Tonyan

9. Logan Thomas

8. Tyler Higbee

7. Dallas Goedert

6. Kyle Pitts

5. Mark Andrews

4. George Kittle

3. TJ Hockenson

2. Darren Waller

  1. Travis Kelce

AFC East Preview

Buffalo Bills
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The divisional preview is a staple for WLMD. The format this year is as follows:

Mainz’ Big Question

Dutts Fantasy Darling

More Likely to be discussed

  • By Draftniks
  • In Week 18
  • In Super Bowl
  • Not at all

The AFC East has changed at the top in recent years and Mainz and Dutts expect the Bills to still dominate. Question is can the Dolphins and Pats keep up? And can the Jets make strides in the right direction? Listen in to find out!

Paul Mainwaring

NFL Analyst

A former UKEndzone writer, Paul has been dragged out of an enforced retirement to give his thoughts on the NFL and anything else  he can slide past the editorial team.

Paul is most famous (infamous?) as Mainz one half of Waxing Lyrical. alongside his Partner in Crime Neil ‘Dutts’ Dutton.

Find him @Mainzey7 where all manner of sports are on the menu.