EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As football season kicks off, actor, director and comedian Michael Rapaport is teaming up with the AT&T* Fantasy Zone and The Rich Eisen Show as an analyst and contributor. Rapaport, an avid yearly fantasy football fan, will give player analysis and other advice to help fans start their perfect lineup each regular season NFL Sunday.
"I am beyond thrilled to contribute to the AUDIENCE Network and AUDIENCE Sports," said Rapaport. "From mock drafting under duress to finding that perfect waiver wire pick late in the season, I love everything about fantasy football which is why I knew this would be the perfect role for me."
"Our goal was to find a unique, passionate and entertaining individual for this role," said James Crittenden, Vice President, Sports Production & Original Content. "After talking to Michael, we immediately knew he had all of these qualities that make him a terrific fit on Fantasy Zone."
In addition to his co-host role on Fantasy Zone each regular-season NFL Sunday, Rapaport will also contribute fantasy advice on The Rich Eisen Show, airing from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.
"Rich and I are longtime friends and I really enjoy the style of his show, so I am excited to join," Rapaport added.
Rapaport currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.
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