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Fantasy Sharks Radio: Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy — Franchise Tags and Free Agency

If you’re a diehard fan of the NFL and fantasy football, then you know this much to be true — there is no offseason. The dust had no sooner cleared from Denver’s win in Super Bowl 50 than teams started looking ahead to 2016.

That means many things. There’s rookie scouting and the upcoming Combine in Indianapolis. And looming free agency and the potential application of the franchise tag this year by NFL clubs.

We’ll talk plenty about the former in the weeks to come (including (teaser) interviews with draft prospects running the gamut from Day 3 to the first round), but this week the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy gang has gathered to talk free agency and the tag.

Will the Washington Redskins be able to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal after his career year, or will they be forced to tag him at upwards of $20 million for 2016? What about Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin? Chicago Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery? New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson?

And now that the Bears have informed tailback Matt Forte he won’t be back, what’s next for the long-time fantasy stud?

Join Fantasy Sharks staff writers Gary Davenport, Todd Latzke and Walton Spurlin on Thursday February 18th at 7 PM ET as they discuss these topics, take a look at some of the other tag situations facing NFL teams, review the news of the day and examine the fantasy impact of it all.

Come on in — the water’s FINE.

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About Gary Davenport

A member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and Pro Football Writers of America who resides in Columbus, Ohio, Gary has been featured on a number of fantasy websites and in nationally circulated publications. These publications include the USA Today Fantasy Football Preview and the magazines distributed by Fantasy Sports Publications Inc., for whom Gary is a both a contributing author and associate editor. Gary is an nine-time FSWA Award finalist and three-time winner who has been a finalist for that organization's Fantasy Football Writer of the Year award each of the last four years. He won the honor in 2017 and 2019. Gary also appears regularly on Sirius XM Radio (including live from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX) and over-the-air stations across the country. Gary was one of the co-founders of, and Head Writer at, Fantasy Football Oasis before joining Fantasy Sharks as an IDP Senior Staff Writer in 2011. He knows football. Or so he's heard.

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