Steve Shoup

Steve Shoup grew up and lives in Northern VA. He is a diehard Washington fan, but is more realistic than his sister Megan.

He grew up following the NFL Draft since he was a kid and then became obsessed with the NFL offseason. So much so that he created Fanspeak’s On the Clock mock draft simulator and Manage the Cap free agency simulator. His love for the NFL offseason fed right into his love for fantasy football.

Steve has decades of experience with Redraft fantasy leagues. He also has several years of experience with Dynasty fantasy leagues as well. More recently he has studied and actively played in NFL Best Ball fantasy leagues. Steve also plays NFL DFS and has several wins and top 10 finishes in tournaments on DraftKings over the past 9 years.

He will be writing about the NFL Draft, Free Agency, Fantasy Football (Redraft and Dynasty), Best Ball, and NFL DFS year around. You can follow Steve on Twitter @steveospeak.


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Week 16 Underdog Battle Royale Rankings

Quarterback: Dak Prescott Jared Goff Tua Tagovailoa Justin Fields Trevor Lawrence* Baker Mayfield Sleepers: Geno Smith, Jordan Love, Kyler Murray, Joe Flacco, Nick Mullens, Gardner Minshew QB is getting thin with the injuries piling up and we have even a couple to watch this week. Right now, I expect Lawrence to get cleared and Geno…

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Week 15 Draftkings Short Slate Primer

Check out our thoughts on our Short slate video!   Early Slate: QB: The QB group in the early slate has a lot of big games, but they are in either bad spots, injured, or have key players injured. I'm pretty much out on playing any of Tua, Mahomes, or Fields on this slate at…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 15 Rankings

Quarterback: Dak Prescott Josh Allen Matthew Stafford Brock Purdy Patrick Mahomes Sam Howell Sleepers: Jordan Love, Justin Fields, Joe Flacco, Desmond Ridder, Kyler Murray, Tua Tagovailoa Honestly I don't think it matters how you have them ranked, but Prescott and Allen should be the top 2 QBs off the board this week. This game has…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 14 Rankings

Quarterbacks: Josh Allen Lamar Jackson Patrick Mahomes Brock Purdy Justin Fields Justin Herbert Sleepers: C.J. Stroud, Jared Goff, Jake Browning, Russell Wilson How you handle QB this week will be interesting. On paper, it looks like we have 3 elite name QBs (Allen, Jackson, Mahomes), and another high-upside one in Fields. The reality is only…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 13 Rankings

Quarterbacks: Jalen Hurts Tua Tagovailoa Brock Purdy C.J. Stroud Justin Herbert Sam Howell Sleepers: Jared Goff, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Gardner Minshew, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Baker Mayfield Unlike last week when there were really only 5 viable QBs you wanted to draft this week is a bit deeper. This means that you won't feel…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 12 Rankings

Quarterbacks: Josh Allen Jalen Hurts Patrick Mahomes C.J. Stroud Trevor Lawrence Kyler Murray Sleepers: Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Gardner Minshew II, Will Levis, Russell Wilson, Kenny Pickett, Bryce Young, Tommy DeVito, Mac Jones Quarterback is tough this week because the drop-off is clear and massive. At the top, we have three elite studs in Allen,…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 11 Rankings

Quarterback: Dak Prescott Tua Tagovailoa C.J. Stroud Justin Herbert Jared Goff Sam Howell Sleepers: Josh Allen, Kyler Murray, Brock Purdy, Geno Smith, Trevor Lawrence This feels like a pretty straightforward QB week, with Prescott and Tagovailoa as the clear top options if those teams decide to win big by throwing. We know both of those…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 10 Rankings

Quarterbacks: Joe Burrow Justin Herbert Jared Goff Dak Prescott Geno Smith Sam Howell Sleepers: Lamar Jackson, C.J. Stroud, Trevor Lawrence, Brock Purdy I think Burrow, Herbert, and Goff are the top-tier, given their weapons, upside, and game environment.  The next group isn't too far behind, and honestly if not for the risk of this game…

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Underdog Battle Royale Week 9 Rankings

Quarterbacks: Jalen Hurts Dak Prescott Lamar Jackson Sam Howell Derek Carr Gardner Minshew II Sleepers: C.J. Stroud, Geno Smith, Baker Mayfield, Daniel Jones, Mac Jones This is definitely a week I don't mind prioritizing QB as it really falls off pretty quickly. I think there are three QB tiers this week. The first is pretty…

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Underdog Battle Royale Rankings Week 8

Quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes Lamar Jackson Jalen Hurts Tua Tagovailoa Trevor Lawrence Dak Prescott Sleepers: Joe Burrow, C.J. Stroud, Kirk Cousins, Brock Purdy, Matt Stafford, Gardner Minshew I see QBs in this slate basically in two main camps. Mahomes thru Tagovailoa, and then everyone else. In the first tier of four QBs, there is a great…

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