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Doug Lancy, Senior Editor - Heads up NFLDraft101ís coverage and has been a student of sabermetrics in baseball and has been applying its principles in football to analyze NFL players and teams since 2006. Doug is also a founding partner of Draft101 and serves as the siteís webmaster. Doug resides in Cincinnati is a graduate of the University of Dayton and is a member of the FWAA.
Brian Bailey, Editor - Joined NFLDraft101 as a Fantasy Writer in October 2011. He started playing fantasy football in 2003. He's known to do more research than you can imagine, spending hours and hours studying stats and trends to find the next crop of new stars ready to shine. He enjoys the challenge of finding "young studs" before they emerge on the public radar. Brian resides in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati.
Marc Sluis, Contributor - Marc is a huge sports fan and enjoys the analytical nature of player evaluation and scouting associated with the NBA and more so the NFL Draft. He'd love to work as a scout or full-time writer/evaluator someday. He currently writes for nyjetsdraft.com as well as NFLDraft101 and graduated from Le Moyne College with a degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Arman Markazi, Contributor - A passionate draft geek, Arman has closely followed drafts from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and WNBA for the past 10-12 years. He has also played competitive fantasy football, baseball, and basketball for almost a decade. His specialty lies as a football draft evaluator and has aspirations and dreams to one day become a scout or analyst. Markazi is currently a Senior History Major at the University of California at Riverside. This is his first experience professionally writing and joined NFLDraft101 in January of 2014 Bill Appel, Contributor - He started playing Fantasy Football in 1994. He enjoys the excitement of all aspects of fantasy, from the draft to analysis to gameday. Bill is a graduate of Ohio University and resides in Cincinnati. This is his first experience professionally writing and joined NFLDraft101 in November of 2014
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- Headed up MVN.comís NFL Draft coverage in 2007. Also served as MVNís Bengalís editor from 2005-2008 while also hosting their weekly NFL Podcast, The Blitz, from 2005-2009. His work has been featured on Sportsline and
and his Bengal site was recognized as a top Bengals blog by CNNSI and Deadspin. Chris is a graduate of Michigan State and Notre Dame. Chris now works for ESPN.
Fran Duffy, Contributor - Joined NFLDraft101 in February 2011. Has written about the NFL Draft since 2004. Previously on staff with KFFL. His work has been featured on Yahoo, CBS Sportsline and Pro Football Weekly. In addition to his work with NFLDraft101, Fran is the Associate Producer with Philadelphiaeagles.com and is the former Video Coordinator with Temple Football. Fran now works for PhiladelpiaEagles.com. Jared Counterman, Contributor - Long-time draft follower studying to become an NFL Scout. Has experience as a high school quarterbacks coach. Currently is a student assistant for Indiana State University. NFLDraft101 is his first writing experience.
Dan Wernery, Contributor - Hosted MVN.comís Football and Basketball University from 2006-2007 while also serving as The Blitzís draft expert before becoming the showís co-host from 2008-2009. He also served as MVN.comís Chief Scout for the 2007 NFL Draft before helping found Draft101. His work has been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Dan resides in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. Zach Bohner, Contributor
- Fantasy football player for over a decade. Football enthusiast. Follower of NCAA football, NFL and NFL Draft. NFLDraft101 is his first professional writing experience. He joined NFLDraft101 in February 2012.
Dan Carey, Contributor - Wrote for the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Access Vikings blog in 2009. He has interviewed the likes of Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, former GM Terry Ryan, and current University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz. Dan has 10+ years of fantasy football experience. He graduated from Central Lakes College with a degree in Heavy Equipment Operations in 2009 and currently resides in Minnesota. He joined NFLDraft101 in September 2011.
Brad Almquist, Contributor - First year associated with professional writing and joined NFLDraft101 in October. Has played multiple sports at the highest levels in high school and was a part of state final four and state finalist teams. Fantasy football player for almost a decade, and close follower of college basketball and pro football. Brad will study journalism at the University of Missouri in Fall of 2013.
Week 17 Fantasy Studs
QB Geno Smith NYJ 26.12
RB C.J. Anderson DEN 28.70
WR Eric Decker NYJ 28.10
TE Coby Fleener IND 17.60
K Connor Barth DEN 18.00
DEF Carolina Panthers CAR 31.00
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