Deadlines spur action in just about every walk of life, so why should
fantasy football be any different?
With the fantasy season hitting its midpoint this week, the trade
deadline is approaching very quickly in many leagues. In my most
important leagues, Friday is the last day we can trade. As such,
it makes sense to use the next two weeks to see which stocks need
to be bought, sold or held.
This week, I chose to take the top 20 overall scorers at quarterback
and top 30 at running back and briefly summarize what I would
do if I had them on my team. Next week, I will tackle the wide
receiver and tight end positions.
Following each player’s name, you will find his remaining
schedule and which matchups are positive (green), neutral (no
color) or negative (red), just as it appears on the FFToday
Strength of Schedule page. Just as the page states, the positive-neutral-negative
scores are generated from results over the last five weeks.
Note: PPR scoring is assumed.
Luck (@PIT, @NYG, bye, NE, JAC, WAS,
@CLE, HOU, @DAL) – Hold. Unless his owners are in a truly
desperate position to upgrade some other position on their team,
there’s not really much of a reason to believe Luck can’t maintain
his current pace with a plethora of weapons against one of the
softer second-half pass schedules in fantasy.
Manning (SD, @NE, @OAK, @STL,
MIA, @KC, BUF, @SD,
@CIN) – Hold. Manning essentially
breezed through what should have been a brutal first-half schedule.
Hillman has been able to give the Broncos a bit of a ground
game and Manning is doing a masterful job keeping all of his receivers
and tight ends happy and healthy.
Rodgers (@NO, bye, CHI, PHI,
@MIN, NE, ATL, @BUF, @TB) –
Hold. Not only does the schedule suggest Rodgers will have a second
half to remember, but the three-time Pro Bowler also has a 17:0
touchdown-to-interception ratio since Week 1. Furthermore, the
emergence of rookie Davante
Adams gives Rodgers three receivers that no remaining opponent
has much of a prayer to stop.
Rivers (@DEN, @MIA, bye, OAK, STL,
@BAL, NE, DEN, @SF) – Hold.
About the only thing that has managed to slow down this potential
NFL MVP are teams that do a better job of playing ball-control
offense than the Chargers, who do it about as well as any team
in the game today.
Russell Wilson has likely hit his fantasy
peak in 2014.
Wilson (@CAR, OAK, NYG, @KC,
ARI, @SF, @PHI,
SF, @ARI) – Sell. Wilson has
collected 240 of his 327 rushing yards and all three of his ground
scores over the last three weeks, which has taken him from a low-end
QB1 to high-end QB1 status. It seems highly unlikely Seattle wants
its quarterback running that often when it knows its offense functions
best when it goes through Marshawn Lynch. If the opportunity presents
itself to package Wilson in a deal for any of the four aforementioned
signal-callers, take advantage of it.
Cutler (@NE, bye, @GB, MIN, TB,
@DET, DAL, NO, DET)
– Sell. Although his play on the field has sporadic, Cutler
had been a pillar of fantasy consistency before last week’s debacle
against Miami. Cutler has been very good on the road this season
for what it is worth, so perhaps away games versus the Patriots
and Packers will help rebuild his stock. With that said, the Bears
face the Lions’ vaunted pass defense (twice) and the Cowboys over
the last four contests of the fantasy season.
Ryan (DET, bye, @TB,
@CAR, CLE, ARI, @GB, PIT, @NO) –
Sell. It’s no coincidence that once the Falcons started losing
offensive linemen left and right that Ryan’s fantasy totals have
suffered. His remaining schedule isn’t overly daunting once Atlanta
returns from London this week, but he’s a prime candidate to get
beat up in the second half behind the Falcons’ decimated front
Flacco (@CIN, @PIT, TEN, bye,
@NO, SD, @MIA, JAC, @HOU) –
Sell. Nearly half of Flacco’s fantasy production has come in two
games (Carolina and Tampa Bay). In every other game, he has yet
to score 20 points, which is typically the benchmark I expect
my quarterbacks to hit on a regular basis.
Kaepernick (bye, STL, @NO, @NYG,
WAS, SEA, @OAK, @SEA, SD)
– Hold. Although Kaepernick teases us from time to time
with truly special performances, he has quietly become a pretty
consistent mid-level fantasy QB1 this year as he is regularly
throwing at least 30 passes per game (he only hit that mark once
during the 2013 regular season). San Francisco’s final two – and
three of its last four – games of the fantasy season will be no
picnic, but it shouldn’t be impossible for him to hold his own
in those contests either.
Romo (WAS, ARI, @JAC, bye, @NYG,
PHI, @CHI, @PHI,
IND) – Buy. The Cowboys are
running the ball so effectively and efficiently, it doesn’t matter
that he is on track for a career low in passing attempts (for
a full season). A strong case can also be made to sell Romo considering
how many injuries he is currently dealing with, but he has a nice
second-half schedule in front of him if he can remain on the field.
Manning (bye, IND, @SEA, SF,
DAL, @JAC, @TEN, WAS, @STL)
– Sell now, buy later (if you can). Few quarterbacks have
an easier path throughout the fantasy playoffs than Manning, but
he’s going to be hard-pressed to achieve any level of consistency
before then without Victor Cruz over the next month-plus with
a number of difficult opponents.
Brady (CHI, DEN, bye, @IND, DET,
@GB, @SD, MIA, @NYJ) – Hold.
I find myself doubting Brady’s fantasy “resurgence” since all
three of his bounce-back efforts have come against somewhat suspect
secondaries. We should get a gauge on his ability to sustain his
current level of production in Week 9 against Denver, which should
give us a good idea as to whether or not he can three of the four
red matchups he has coming out of the Week 10 bye.
Stafford (@ATL, bye, MIA, @ARI, @NE, CHI, TB,
MIN, @CHI) – Buy. It should come as no shock that Stafford
has been mediocre since Calvin Johnson has been limited or unable
to play due to his high ankle sprain. Megatron could be back as
early as this week, meaning life should get back to normal either
this week or after the Week 9 bye. Either way, Detroit does not
have a red matchup for its passing game the rest of the way.
Brees (GB, @CAR, SF,
CIN, BAL, @PIT, CAR,
@CHI, ATL) – Buy. It’s not so much as if Brees has struggled
this season as it is that he has yet to deliver one or two of
those “wow” games (usually at home) that really inflate his overall
numbers. With that said, he’s going to have his fair share of
softer matchups over the second half of the season and it bears
mentioning that six of his final nine games during the fantasy
season will be played in the Superdome.
Roethlisberger (IND, BAL, @NYJ,
@TEN, bye, NO, @CIN, @ATL, KC)
– Buy. “Big Ben” has been a fairly predictable quarterback
thus far, scoring more than 20 fantasy points in each of his three
home contests and fewer than 20 in his four road games. His two
remaining red matchups are at Heinz Field, while none of his four
away tilts are against opponents that have been all that great
at defending the pass.
Newton (SEA, NO, @PHI, ATL, bye,
@MIN, @NO, TB, CLE) – Buy.
After this week, Newton is about as strong of a buy as there is
at the quarterback position. The defenses of the NFC South have
been largely pathetic to this point of the season and it is fair
to say that none of the Panthers’ remaining opponents should be
all that effective in stopping Greg Olsen or Kelvin Benjamin.
Carolina’s own defense has been a disappointment, which makes
it likely the Panthers could be in a few shootouts the rest of
Tannehill (@JAC, SD, @DET,
BUF, @DEN, @NYJ, BAL, @NE, MIN) – Buy. Ever since HC Joe
Philbin publicly declined to endorse him as a starter prior to
Miami’s Week 4 rout of Oakland in London, Tannehill has been among
the best quarterbacks in fantasy. While it bears mentioning that
none of the three foes during his “hot streak” possess dominant
defenses, it is also notable that most of the Dolphins’ remaining
opponents are neutral matchups for quarterbacks.
Foles (@ARI, @HOU, CAR, @GB,
TEN, @DAL, SEA, DAL, @WAS) –
Sell. To this point of the season, something appears off about
Foles and it’s not just because DeSean Jackson is no longer around.
His owners can take some solace in the fact that he doesn’t have
another red matchup for the rest of 2014, while his detractors
can point to the fact he was average in fantasy for three straight
games before the Eagles’ Week 7 bye. Perhaps Foles has been unsettled
by all of Philadelphia’s offensive line injuries. What I do know
is that I would not want him as the only quarterback on my roster
Smith* (STL, NYJ, @BUF, SEA,
@OAK, DEN, @ARI, OAK, @PIT) – Buy. Smith probably isn’t
going to lead many teams to their league’s title game. What he
should be able to do, however, is help just about any owner get
solid production during the major bye weeks. Four of the next
five weeks feature defenses with struggling secondaries, as do
the three teams Kansas City will face in the fantasy playoffs.
Fitzpatrick (@TEN, PHI, bye, @CLE, CIN, TEN, @JAC, @IND, BAL)
– Sell. Frankly, outside of two-quarterback leagues, Fitzpatrick
should not be owned. In fact, about the only reason he appears
on this list is because he has played at least one more game than
any other quarterback below him.
* Denotes that Kirk Cousins was skipped after HC Jay Gruden first
announced that Robert Griffin III would return as the starter.
Gruden later stated that if RG3 could not go in Week 8, Colt McCoy
would draw the start.
Forte (@NE, bye, @GB, MIN, TB,
@DET, DAL, NO, DET) – Hold. It really doesn’t matter if
his 7.4 catches per game is sustainable (he has a league-leading
52 receptions). What does matter is that HC Marc Trestman is using
him in a manner in which he can maintain his current level of
fantasy production and stay healthy, unlike the player right below
him on this list. It also helps the Bears don’t have another red
matchup for the remainder of the season in the running game.
Murray (WAS, ARI,
@JAC, bye, @NYG, PHI, @CHI, @PHI,
IND) – Sell. If his owners have already handcuffed him
with Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar, then enjoy the ride. Otherwise,
this is your weekly reminder to do so (assuming Murray’s non-contact
ankle injury scare last week wasn’t enough). Murray has a pair
of difficult matchups over the next two weeks and is on pace for
a NFL-record 427 carries. And to be clear, it isn’t if a player
with his workload can remain healthy – three other backs in NFL
history had more touches through seven games – but whether or
not his owners want to believe someone with Murray’s durability
issues can do it.
Bell ** (IND, BAL, @NYJ, @TEN,
bye, NO, @CIN, @ATL, KC) –
Buy. Bell is almost a lighter version (in a fantasy sense) of
Forte in that much of his usage is coming as a receiver. The second-year
back has proven he can deliver in difficult spots (Week 2 at Baltimore)
and could be in line for a potentially dominant stretch around
the fantasy playoffs.
Foster (@TEN, PHI, bye, @CLE, CIN, TEN, @JAC, @IND, BAL)
– Hold. Given how public his injury history is, it is unlikely
Foster’s owners are going to be able to sell for what a player
that is producing as much and as consistently as he is. Conversely,
he is enough of an injury risk that he is a definite gamble to
acquire. Handcuff him with Alfred Blue and hope his back and hamstrings
have another half-season in them.
Bradshaw (@PIT, @NYG, bye, NE,
JAC, WAS, @CLE, HOU, @DAL) –
Sell. A strong case could be made either way for the ex-Giant,
who is tied for fourth in the league among players at all positions
with six receiving touchdowns. Can owners really expect a part-time
running back with an extensive injury history to stay healthy
long enough to keep turning red-zone passes in the flat into touchdowns?
Given where he was drafted this summer, I’d be happy to turn this
likely RB3 in August into a WR1 in a trade.
Lynch (@CAR, OAK, NYG,
@KC, ARI, @SF,
@PHI, SF, @ARI)
– Buy now, sell in about three weeks (if you can). I’ve
said for years that Lynch is interesting because he is one of
the few physical running backs in the league that has proven to
be pretty darn close to matchup-proof. With that said, after a
nice three-game stretch against mostly below-average defenses,
Seattle has a potentially brutal running-game schedule for the
remainder of the season.
Forsett (@CIN, @PIT, TEN, bye, @NO, SD, @MIA, JAC, @HOU) –
Buy. Perhaps consecutive down weeks have Forsett’s owners questioning
his ability to keep the lead-back job in Baltimore. While it is
possible that his workload may soon catch up with him (his career
high in touches is 156; he has 110 through seven games), it seems
just as likely that his schedule (no red matchups left) will help
him stay very relevant.
Bernard (BAL, JAC, CLE, @NO,
@HOU, @TB, PIT, @CLE, DEN) –
Hold. Owners have probably gotten a pretty good sense of what
will happen with the second-year back when opponents can contain
(or don’t have to deal with) A.J. Green over the last three weeks.
Fortunately for Bernard, it appears only two more teams left on
the Bengals’ schedule can realistically expect to bottle up Green
(even if he is limited for the rest of the season): Baltimore
Ellington (PHI, @DAL, STL, DET,
@SEA, @ATL, KC, @STL,
SEA) – Hold. There’s plenty of reason to sell with Ellington
(remaining schedule/foot/ribs/low TD upside) and also plenty of
reason to buy (good offense/consistent workload/big-play threat).
In the end, the combination of those factors probably makes him
a good RB2 hold, as does his yeoman’s work in the passing game.
Jackson (@NYJ, bye, KC, @MIA, NYJ, CLE, @DEN, GB, @OAK) –
Buy. Demand to acquire a 33-year-old back that will likely miss
the next 2-4 weeks with a groin injury doesn’t figure to be all
that high, so his immediate “sell window” has closed. If and when
he returns healthy, though, it is possible he will do so as a
featured back with C.J. Spiller out until at least late December.
Better yet, Buffalo does not have a red run-game matchup the rest
of the way.
Miller (@JAC, SD, @DET, BUF,
@DEN, @NYJ, BAL, @NE, MIN)
– Hold. It seems unlikely that Miller’s owners will be
all that likely to part with the Dolphins’ new clear-cut lead
back, especially considering that he is probably their RB2 at
worst and possibly even a flex. Just be aware that while the schedule
only shows two red matchups, Miller cannot be expected to be dominant
against the likes of the Lions, Broncos or Jets either.
Vereen (CHI, DEN, bye, @IND, DET, @GB, @SD, MIA, @NYJ) –
Sell. Owners travel down this road seemingly every year. If owners
could trust Vereen to hold up for more than 11 games for the first
time in his four-year career in 2014, then he is a strong RB2
buy because this version of the Patriots will almost certainly
need to pass to win. On the other hand, putting any kind of faith
in a Bill Belichick backfield usually leads to a great deal of
Ivory (BUF, @KC, PIT, bye, @BUF, MIA, @MIN,
@TEN, NE) – Sell. Although I don’t get much of a chance
to discuss him, I’m an unabashed Ivory fan because he runs the
ball like every carry will be his last. It is also the one reason
why I am open to trading him because his style tends to lead to
missed time. In terms of his situation, however, he’s in a great
spot now; Ivory is edging every so close to a feature-back workload
and should benefit from the arrival of Percy Harvin.
Richardson (@PIT, @NYG, bye,
NE, JAC, WAS, @CLE, HOU, @DAL) –
Buy. This recommendation is based almost solely on Bradshaw getting
hurt, which was the one reason why I suggested selling him earlier.
It would be wrong to suggest that Richardson would absorb Bradshaw’s
fantasy numbers in such a scenario, but perfectly fine to believe
he take on much of the ex-Giant’s work in the passing game (albeit
with less effectiveness). The Colts should be able to play with
the lead a fair amount moving forward, which should help ensure
that Richardson remain a solid flex play at the very least.
Lacy (@NO, bye, CHI, PHI, @MIN,
NE, ATL, @BUF,
@TB) – Buy. This one is tricky
and has very little to do with my opinion of Lacy as a runner
and much more to do with the Packers’ recent insistence on keeping
James Starks involved. Excluding Week 4, Lacy has not carried
the ball more than 14 times, which makes it virtually impossible
for him to impose his punishing runs on the defense. However,
if owners can simply view him as a RB2 going forward with occasional
RB1 upside in a high-scoring offense, then he could key a number
of fantasy championship runs. With the exception of Buffalo in
Week 15, Green Bay has a very favorable remaining schedule.
Thomas (GB, @CAR, SF,
CIN, BAL, @PIT, CAR,
@CHI, ATL) – Hold. There’s
not much owners can do here except pick up Travaris Cadet in the
wake of Thomas’ shoulder injury, which is expected to sideline
him 2-3 weeks. Cadet has been targeted 20 times (in 55 snaps!)
over the last three games, so it is realistic to believe his usage
will increase in that regard while Thomas is out. It doesn’t seem
likely that Thomas will get bumped from the Saints’ ever-expanding
backfield committee during his absence, but it is clear New Orleans
likes what it has in Cadet.
Oliver (@DEN, @MIA, bye, OAK, STL,
@BAL, NE, DEN, @SF)
– Hold. Owners should enjoy this ride as long as possible,
if for no other reason because we really don’t have any kind of
firm idea as to when Ryan Mathews will return. If Oliver’s owners
can fetch an established RB2 or top-notch WR2 now, they probably
should because San Diego seems to favor a committee backfield
approach. The Chargers’ run-game schedule is also quite difficult
in the second half of the season, so Oliver is unlikely to dominate
(with 30 or so snaps per game when Mathews returns) moving forward.
Smith (DET, bye, @TB, @CAR,
CLE, ARI, @GB, PIT, @NO) –
Buy (but very cheaply). In case you missed it earlier, no team
in the NFC South is playing particularly well defensively. There’s
no guarantee Smith is going to see more than five touches in any
game this season, although it would not shock me at all if he
is able to score 3-4 times against the Falcons’ mostly unchallenging
Asiata (@TB, WAS,
bye, @CHI, GB, CAR, NYJ, @DET, @MIA)
– Hold or sell (presumably to the Jerick McKinnon owner).
I’d be hesitant to drop the Week 4 star since the only thing keeping
him from being valuable once again is an injury (or perhaps a
few pass protection breakdowns by the rookie), although it goes
without saying the Vikings have determined the future is now by
turning to McKinnon. The Vikings have a pretty favorable run-game
schedule in the second half, so Asiata’s owners would be well-served
to hold him if they have the bench space to do so. As for McKinnon,
he should be able to be a solid (and sometimes spectacular) RB2
until the fantasy playoffs, when he could very easily struggle.
Sproles (@ARI, @HOU, CAR,
@GB, TEN, @DAL, SEA, DAL, @WAS) –
Buy. Sproles really dodged a bullet in regards to his knee injury
and will probably be limited (if not ineffective) this weekend
against Arizona. With that said, the cavalry (i.e. the offensive
line) should be returning to Philadelphia over the next few weeks,
which may enable Sproles to revisit some of the value he enjoyed
over the first two games of the season –before the Eagles suffered
a rash of injuries up front.
Jennings (bye, IND, @SEA, SF, DAL, @JAC, @TEN, WAS,
@STL) – Sell (when healthy).
Jennings was performing at a RB1 level until he got hurt and could
revisit that level a few times down the stretch, but a front five
that was blocking so well through four games (especially in the
run game) has fallen off in each of the last three. Without Cruz
around to threaten defenses, Jennings could be in for some tough
times against the stouter defenses on the Giants’ second-half
Morris (@DAL, @MIN, bye, TB,
@SF, @IND, STL,
@NYG, PHI) – Hold. There’s
probably not going to be a vast market for Morris, who has scored
6.5 or fewer points in each of his last three games in PPR formats.
As a bit of a one-trick pony, he is often the unfortunate victim
of Washington’s inability to play with and/or hold onto a lead.
Morris’ upcoming run-game schedule is favorable, but how likely
will his team be in front against the likes of Dallas, San Francisco
McCoy (@ARI, @HOU, CAR,
@GB, TEN, @DAL, SEA, DAL, @WAS) –
Buy. Owners were treated to McCoy’s finest fantasy effort in four
games right before his Week 7 bye, but even with all the injuries
on the Eagles’ offensive line, it seems hard to believe “Shady”
has one game in which he has averaged more than four yards per
carry. Still, in the RBBC world we live these days, McCoy still
needs to be treated as a top-10 back because he is a good bet
for 20 touches every week. If there is an owner in your league
getting tired of hoping for a return to his 2013 form (especially
when it comes to scoring touchdowns), make an offer. It may be
end up being an exercise in futility, but I’d be willing to bet
the price isn’t as high as you might think.
Charles (STL, NYJ, @BUF,
SEA, @OAK, DEN, @ARI, OAK, @PIT)
– Buy. At the halfway point of the season, more owners
than not simply compare point totals and base much of their judgment
on a trade possibility on the difference. Charles has essentially
played three-plus games (underused in Week 1, injured in Week
2 and sat out Week 3), meaning he could actually be undervalued
in more than a handful of leagues. There’s virtually no chance
he comes anywhere close to last year’s spectacular production,
although HC Andy Reid seems more committed to the run this year
than in any I can remember since his early days in Philadelphia.
Bell (@ATL, bye, MIA, @ARI,
@NE, CHI, TB, MIN,
@CHI) – Buy. Bell may not be my strongest “buy” at the
position, but he’s close to the top. (Same goes for Reggie Bush.)
Bell’s production and snaps have increased since Bush’s ankle
injury, but the first four games of the season indicate the Lions
want the duo to pretty much split snaps right down the middle.
Detroit gets a dream matchup this week, goes on a bye in Week
9 and faces only one red matchup thereafter.
McFadden (@CLE, @SEA, DEN, @SD, KC, @STL,
SF, @KC, BUF)
– Buy. In a bit of a stunning development, McFadden has
made it nearly half the season without pulling his troublesome
hamstring. Even more surprising is the fact that he has been moderately
productive in PPR formats, delivering double-digit point totals
in five straight weeks. He looks to be the clear lead back in
Oakland and, as most of us are well aware, there aren’t many of
those anymore. However, a quick look at his fantasy playoff schedule
should tell his owners they need to have another option in place
Davis (STL, NYJ, @BUF,
SEA, @OAK, DEN, @ARI, OAK, @PIT)
– Hold (or buy cheaply now if you are a Charles owner).
There’s not much explanation needed here. If Charles gets hurt
anytime soon, Davis is an every-week RB1 for as long as he is
out. For a non-Charles owner, Davis is just a high-upside handcuff
with limited standalone value.
Gore (bye, STL, @NO, @NYG, WAS,
SEA, @OAK, @SEA, SD) – Hold. It is highly doubtful Gore
is going to bring any amount of solid return in a trade at the
moment. He’s coming off two games in which the Niners didn’t open
up many holes for him, appears to be losing more carries than
usual to rookie Carlos Hyde and doesn’t contribute much in the
passing game anymore. Furthermore, reports surfaced Wednesday
that Marcus Lattimore will be allowed to practice in the near
future. Gore is still the main back in San Francisco for now,
but it sure seems like the Niners aren’t far away from making
this backfield a committee.
Bush (@ATL, bye, MIA, @ARI,
@NE, CHI, TB, MIN,
@CHI) – Buy. Even though their games are different in a
lot of ways, I’m going to recommend Bush just as much as his teammate
Bell, thanks in large part to a highly favorable schedule. In
a PPR format, I’ll be plenty happy to use Bush as my flex and
take the chance that he can do more with his likely 10 carries
and five catches (when healthy) than Bell can with his 15 touches.
With its top-notch defense, I expect Detroit to lean on Bell and
Bush a lot even after Calvin Johnson returns. Bush owners that
want to play it safe should handcuff him to Theo Riddick.
Helu (@DAL, @MIN, bye, TB, @SF,
@IND, STL, @NYG, PHI) – Buy. There is no threat of
a coup taking place at the running back position in Washington,
although given its upcoming schedule and inability to stick with
the run all game, it is reasonable to assume that Helu and Morris
will trade off leading the position in fantasy points. Helu’s
true value, like Knile Davis’, is as a high-upside handcuff
who could deliver high-end RB2/low-end RB1 numbers in the event
of an injury to Morris.
** - It is fair to ask how one of fantasy’s top backs
could be a “buy”. One reason for this was a trade
I was able to pull off in my biggest PPR money league earlier
this week in which I was able to deal Lacy, Asiata and Mike Wallace
for Bell, Bush and Harvin. For reasons I’ll get into next
week, I’m not overly high on Wallace going forward and have
Jordy Nelson as my WR1, meaning I didn’t feel like I was
giving up a whole lot to get a top-five back, a top-end flex/low-end
RB2 option and a player in Harvin that I believe could be usable
in fantasy in 2-4 weeks.
In short, let this be a reminder that
owners never really know how much potential trade partners value
players unless they ask.
Suggestions, comments, about the article
or fantasy football in general? E-mail
me or follow me on Twitter.
Doug Orth has written for FF Today
since 2006 and has been featured in USA Today’s Fantasy Football
Preview magazine since 2010. He has hosted USA Today’s hour-long,
pre-kickoff fantasy football internet chat every Sunday over the
past two seasons and appears as a guest analyst before and during
the season on Sirius XM’s “Fantasy Drive” as well
as 106.7 The Fan (WJFK – Washington, D.C). Doug is also a
member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.