NFL Grind Down Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

Vegas Overview

PIT @ NEP Team Spread Total Implied Moneyline
NEP -5.5 50.5 28 -245
PIT 5.5 50.5 22.5 210

Spread Quick Take: I never feel great betting against Tom Brady and the Patriots, but there are a lot of reasons to like the Steelers here. Even though New England is a tough place to play, the Steelers should be able to keep this game competitve. The absence of Antonio Brown is getting overblown by the media. Sure, he’s been one of the best receivers in football over the last five years, but the Steelers’ offense kept rolling without Le’Veon Bell last season. There is typically a super bowl hangover and as I am quickly finding out, hangovers get worse as you get older.

PIT +5.5
Confidence Level:_8 of 10

Over/Under: The total for this game feels accurate. It’s one of the highest totals on the schedule and features two of the best offenses in the AFC. I expect the total to come down to how the game script plays out. If the Patriots can dominate time of possession with their ground game, it will be hard for the Steelers to score enough points to hit the over. If the Patriots air it out more than expected, this game could easily turn into a shootout. I don’t have a strong lean, but since I’m expecting a close game, I’ll take the over.

Over 50.5
Confidence Level:_2 of 10

Injury Situations

Player Team Pos Status Part Impact
Josh Gordon NEP WR P Conditioning 7
Benjamin Watson NEP TE O Suspension 6
N’Keal Harry NEP WR O Leg 3
Phillip Dorsett NEP WR Q Thumb 3

Injuries to Monitor: Patriots’ rookie wideout N’Keal Harry was placed on IR with an ankle injury and isn’t expected to return until later in the season. Benjamin Watson is serving his suspension and Matt LaCosse is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, so New England could be short-handed at tight end. Demaryius Thomas and Josh Gordon are both expected to play Week 1, but the former is dealing with a hamstring injury and the latter might not be ready for a full complement of snaps due to his conditioning. The Steelers open the year surprisingly healthy, but cornerback Joe Haden is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Other News and Notes: This is the first season the Patriots will be playing without Rob Gronkowski and the first season the Steelers are playing without Antonio Brown. Those are some big shoes to fill, but if any franchises are capable of doing it, it’s the Patriots and Steelers.

Matchup Factors, Team Identity Metrics, and Game Flow Expectations

Expected Game Pace and Tempo: Both of these teams like to push the tempo and that’s evident when we look at plays per second and situation-neutral pace from 2018. The key difference is that the Patriots are a run-first team while the Steelers are a pass-first team. Seconds per play doesn’t always tell the whole story because running the ball keeps the clock moving and generally averages fewer yards per play. Given the high-powered nature of these two offenses, I am expecting a fairly uptempo game on Sunday night.

New England Patriots Offense vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Defense: The Steelers were a mediocre defensive unit in 2018, ranking 13th in total defensive DVOA. They were better against the run than the pass, but one of their biggest strengths was the ability to get to the quarterback. They were ranked first in adjusted sack rate and second in pressure percentage last season. Given the fact that Tom Brady is 87 years old and the fact that New England wants to run the ball as much as any offense in football (seventh in rush percentage last season), I expect Bill Belichick to devise a game plan to keep Brady upright with healthy dose of Sony Michel and a quick passing attack.

Pittsburgh Steelers Offense vs. New England Patriots Defense: The Patriots seem to get more out of their defensive personnel than most NFL teams. The ‘bend but don’t break’ mentality has worked for many years. In 2018, they were ranked around the league average in both DVOA against the pass (13th) and the run (19th). Many are expecting their defense to take a step or two forward this season, but I still expect the Steelers to move the ball up and down the field. It will all come down to whether or not they can find the endzone on a regular basis. With Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown finding new homes, there are plenty of opportunities for James Conner, Juju Smith-Schuster, James Washington, and Donte Moncrief.

New England Patriots Projections Breakdown

Quarterback Projections

Player Team Rank Proj ProjAtt ProjYds Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ FD Pts/$ Y
Tom Brady NEP QB11 18.77 36.54 263.82 Rank 7 Rank 12 Rank 25 Rank 5

PIT Schedule Adjusted QB DVP (‘18): Rank #25

2018 Opportunity Metrics:
Att/Gm: 35.6 (Rank 12)
RuAtt/Gm: 1.4 (Rank #52)
DeepBall/Gm: 4.3 (Rank #14)

2018 Efficiency Metrics:
Accuracy Rating: 2.8 (Rank #26)
Air Yards/Att: 8.3 (Rank #17)
AdjYPA: 7.5 (Rank #8)

There are people out there that have been saying the end is near for Tom Brady and the Patriots for years. Eventually they will be right, but I will never doubt a Bill Belichick coached team. With that said, I don’t have faith in Brady as a top fantasy quarterback at this stage of his career. While he did ranked 12th in pass attempts per game last season, he’s another year older and he lost a big weapon in Rob Gronkowski. His efficiency and yards per attempt are both significantly worse in his career when Gronk hasn’t been on the field. Luckily, it looks like Josh Gordon is going to have a big role for New England, which gives Brady a much needed down-field threat. The Steelers have an excellent pass rush, but the Patriots are built to negate that with their excellent run game and short passing attack.

At this stage, matchup isn’t as important for Brady as game flow. The Patriots are one of the best teams in the history of the NFL at developing specific game plans for each opponent. My concern for Brady this year is that the run game will be the primary focus of this offense, but the Steelers are capable of keeping Sony Michel in check. I view Brady as a high-floor, low-ceiling type of play for Week 1 and that’s in line with our projections. We have him as the QB11 for the week that grades out as a mediocre value on most DFS sites.

Quick Summary: I wouldn’t look Brady’s way in the Thursday-Monday slate, but he’s viable in the showdown slate on Sunday night.

Running Back Projections

Player Team Proj Rank ProjRu% ProjTar% Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ Y Pts/$ FDFT
Sony Michel NEP 10.05 RB30 51% 2% Rank 30 Rank 49 Rank 30 Rank 38
James White NEP 12.64 RB22 19% 15% Rank 26 Rank 2 Rank 13 Rank 8
Damien Harris NEP 5.53 RB61 22% 4% Rank 60 Rank 50 Rank 69 Rank 42

PIT Schedule Adjusted RB DVP (‘18): Rank #28

2018 Sony Michel Opportunity Metrics:
Opportunity Share: 46.7% (Rank #32)
RZ Opportunity Share: 43.4% (Rank ##29)

2018 Sony Michel Efficiency Metrics:
Yards Created: 399 (Rank #8)
YPC: 4.5 (Rank #34)
Yards Per Route: 1.43 (DNQ)

The knock on Sony Michel has always been his lack of involvement in the passing game. When it comes to full PPR sites like DraftKings, that’s a big concern. He essentially needs to hit he 100-yard bonus and/or find the endzone to pay off his weekly salary. Luckily, he accomplished both of those on a regular basis last season. He really came alive in the playoffs, amassing 336 yards on the ground with six touchdowns in three games. His matchup against the Steelers doesn’t look particularly strong when you look at the DVOA rankings from last year, but Pittsburgh did allow the fifth most adjusted fantasy points to running backs. We have Michel projected to see about half of the rushing attempts for Week 1 with little to no work in the passing game. While median projections are great to look at, they don’t take into account upside. If the ground game is working, they won’t hesitate to give Michel 20+ carries. We have him projected as the RB30 for the week, but his range of potential outcomes is wider than most running backs.

Damien Harris should spell Michel here and there in the running game, but I’m not projecting him for a large workload in Week 1. James White doesn’t see many rushing attempts, but he’s one of the Brady’s best weapons and could be the key to slowing down the Steelers’ pash rush. Year after year, nobody drafts White and nobody plays him in DFS and he ends up being a top 20 back for fantasy. We have him projected for 15% of Brady’s targets in this game and as with Michel, that’s a solid median projection. However, it doesn’t take into account his upside. We’ve seen White rack up 10+ catch games in the past and with Brady looking to get the ball out of his hands quickly, this could be one of those spots.

Running backs from the same team are literally competing for touches. They have no correlation, so targeting them both in the same lineup is not a viable long-term strategy. With that said, we’ve seen a few games last season where Michel and White were both needed in showdown to win tournaments. They might be the only team in football that I would consider using both running backs in the same lineup. I still prefer playing them separately and building lineups according to potential game script.

Quick Summary: If you are building multiple showdown lineups, I would get exposure to Michel and White on separate lineups and potentially a few with both in the same lineups.

Wide Receiver Projections

Player Team Proj Rank ProjTar% ProjTar Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ Y Pts/$ FD
Josh Gordon NEP 10.02 WR51 15% 5.48 Rank 69 Rank 91 Rank 56 Rank 45
Julian Edelman NEP 15.66 WR10 22% 8.04 Rank 5 Rank 44 Rank 3 Rank 20
Phillip Dorsett NEP 5.50 WR106 8% 2.92 Rank 112 Rank 112 Rank 85 Rank 91
Demaryius Thomas NEP 8.67 WR67 12% 4.38 Rank 43 Rank 29 Rank 55 Rank 10
Jakobi Meyers NEP 6.26 WR100 9% 3.29 Rank 85 Rank 83 Rank 98 Rank 86

PIT Schedule Adjusted WR DVP (‘18): Rank #18

2018 Josh Gordon Opportunity Metrics:
Target Share: 16.2% (Rank #59)
RZ Target Share: 12.5% (Rank #73)
Route Participation: 77% (Rank #55)

2018 Josh Gordon Efficiency Metrics:
Yards Per Route: 2.1 (Rank #36)
ADOT: 15.5 (Rank #11)
YAC per Reception: 3.4 (Rank #41)

There are a lot of unknowns in the Patriots’ passing attack this season. We know James White and Julian Edelman are going to be the steady pieces that rack up fantasy points on PPR sites. After that, it could be a number of players that end up contributing. In terms of projected target share, we have Edelman at 22%, Josh Gordon at 15%, Demaryius Thomas at 12%, and Phillip Dorsett at 8%. The safest play in this receiving corps is obviously Edelman. He should see the most targets in this game and he doesn’t have the highest ADOT. In general, the shorter the target, the more likely the pass is going to be completed. With the Steelers looking to get pressure on Brady, I expect Edelman to be involved early and often. We don’t think of shifty, slot receivers as big red-zone threats, but Edelman scored six touchdowns in 12 regular season games in 2018. I don’t like to put stock into past performance against a specific team, but Edelman did grab 7-of-11 targets against Pittsburgh last season for 90 yards.

The Patriots aren’t going to divulge much to the media, so it’s really anyone’s guess as to how many snaps Gordon is going to play in this one. He is certainly a boom or bust option in Week 1, which takes him out of my player pool for the Thursday-Monday slate. For showdown, we are interested in chasing upside and Gordon has plenty of that. He had the 11th highest ADOT (15.5) of any receiver in the NFL last season and saw at least nine targets from Brady in four games last season. Assuming Thomas is able to suit up, our target share projection for Gordon seems spot on at 15%. Thomas is hoping to bounce back this season after subpar 2017 and 2018 campaigns, but I need to see it first before targeting him in DFS. I would rather load up on Phillip Dorsett, who looked good in the preseason. In terms of WR/CB matchups, there isn’t much that stands out here. We should keep an ear to the ground to see if the Steelers use Joe Haden to shadow Edelman or Gordon.

Quick Summary: In terms of a raw projection, I’d rank the Patriots’ wideouts in the following order: Edelman, Gordon, Dorsett, and then Thomas. I’ll be fading all four in the Thursday-Monday slate, but they are all viable for showdown.

Tight End Projections

Player Team Proj ProjTar Rank ProjTar Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ Y Pts/$ FD
Matt LaCosse NEP 5.32 TE31 8% 2.92 Rank 28 Rank 28 Rank 27 Rank
Ryan Izzo NEP 1.69 TE63 3% 1.10 Rank 58 Rank 59 Rank 56 Rank

PIT Schedule Adjusted TE DVP (‘18): Rank #10

2018 Matt LaCosse Opportunity Metrics:
Target Share: 8% (Rank #46)
RZ Target Share: 11.1% (Rank #24)
Route Participation: 32.6% (Rank #34)

2018 Matt LaCosse Efficiency Metrics:
Yards Per Route: 1.59 (Rank #75)
ADOT: 6.3 (Rank #31)
YAC per Reception: 3.1 (Rank #34)

Benjamin Watson is serving his suspension, so he will not suit up Week 1 against the Steelers. Matt LaCosse was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, so his status is also up in the air. The fact that the Patriots only have one other tight end on the roster (Ryan Izzo) makes me think LaCosse is trending toward playing. Obviously, tight ends playing with Tom Brady have had tremendous success over the years. I certainly wouldn’t compare LaCosse’s skill set to that of Gronk’s, but he was a real red-zone threat (11% target share) for the Broncos last season. He’s not going to see a ton of targets thrown his way (8% target share projection) and the matchup is less than ideal (Steelers were ranked eighth in DVOA against tight ends last season), but it only takes one redzone target for him to pay off his cheap salary in showdown.

Quick Summary: Tight end is surprisingly deep for the main slate, but LaCosse should on your radar as a touchdown or bust play for showdown.

Defense Projections

Player Team Proj Rank Sack INT PtsAllow Home? Favorite?
New England Patriots NEP 6.33 DST19 1.91 0.91 23.26 Y Y

The Patriots are playing at home and they are favored. Historically, home favorites vastly outperform road underdogs when it comes to defensive fantasy production. The Patriots weren’t anything special on the defensive side of the ball last season. They were ranked 31st in sack percentage, but did generate the ninth most takeaways. They should be able to put more pressure on quarterbacks this season (without having to blitz) and they have a versatile linebacking group. The Steelers aren’t a turnover-prone offense, but Ben Roethlisberger has had his struggles on the road throughout his career and New England is always a tough place to play.

Quick Summary: Defenses are always cheap in showdown and they allow you to spend up on the position players. This is the most talented Patriots’ defense that we’ve seen in years and they are home favorites.

Pittsburgh Steelers Projections Breakdown

Quarterback Projections

Player Team Proj Rank ProjAtt ProjYds Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ FD Pts/$ Y
Ben Roethlisberger PIT 18.38 QB13 39.92 291.44 Rank 21 Rank 26 Rank 24 Rank 18

NEP Schedule Adjusted QB DVP (‘18): Rank #5

2018 Opportunity Metrics:
Att/Gm: 42.2 (Rank 1)
RuAtt/Gm: 1.9 (Rank #42)
DeepBall/Gm: 5.2 (Rank #6)

2018 Efficiency Metrics:
Accuracy Rating: 2.9 (Rank #12)
Air Yards/Att: 8.1 (Rank #21)
AdjYPA: 7.3 (Rank #12)

The Steelers love to throw the ball. Even when Le’Veon Bell was in his prime and was one of the best running backs in the NFL, the Steelers had one of the most pass-happy offenses. Ben Roethlisberger was first in attempts per game (42.2) last season and sixth in deep balls thrown per game (5.2). He was able to buck the trend of being terrible on the road last season, but I’m always hesitant to play him outside of Pittsburgh. Let’s quickly look at his home/road splits over the last three seasons:

2018

Home: 102.8 QBR, 24-to-9 TD/INT ratio
Away: 102.8 QBR, 24-to-9 TD/INT ratio

2017

Home: 94.8 QBR, 16-to-8 TD/INT ratio
Away: 91.7 QBR, 12-to-6 TD/INT ratio

2016

Home: 116.7 QBR, 20-to-5 TD/INT ratio
Away: 78.4 QBR, 9-to-8 TD/INT ratio

Roethlisberger no longer has his security blanket in Antonio Brown and he’s facing a Patriots’ defense that could be a lot better than most expect. New England should be able to generate pressure and one of Ben’s biggest weapons over the years has been his ability to evade tacklers and make plays downfield. We’ve seen less of that over the last two seasons and he’s not exactly spry at an age of 37 years old. I’m a little worried about Big Ben in this particular spot and would rather target the playmakers around him. We should see a very concentrated target share.

Quick Summary: This could be a hot take, but I’ll be extremely underweight on Roethlisberger for showdown. He’s obviously an easy fade for the Thursday-Monday slate.

Running Back Projections

Player Team Proj Rank ProjRu% ProjTar% Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ Y Pts/$ FD
James Conner PIT 14.68 RB13 63% 10% Rank 23 Rank 35 Rank 7 Rank 57
Jaylen Samuels PIT 7.42 RB45 25% 7% Rank 46 Rank 39 Rank 36 Rank 23
Benny Snell PIT 0.52 RB98 #N/A #N/A Rank 90 Rank 92 Rank 90 Rank 90

NEP Schedule Adjusted RB DVP (‘18): Rank #12

2018 James Conner Opportunity Metrics:
Opportunity Share: 83.1% (Rank #3)
RZ Opportunity Share: 70.7% (Rank #10)

2018 James Conner Efficiency Metrics:
Yards Created: 302 (Rank #17)
YPC: 4.5 (Rank #34)
Yards Per Route: 2 (Rank #16)

At this point, I’m not sure what more the Steelers can do to prove that they want to have a feature back. The starting running back for Mike Tomlin (Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, James Conner, Jaylen Samuels, etc.) has always had a huge role. The entire offseason I’ve heard arguments as to why Conner is not going to be the feature back in Pittsburgh. Until they prove otherwise, I will continue to play any starting back for this team. We have Conner with a 63% share of the carries and a 10% share of the targets. These alone might be enough for Conner to be the highest scoring player in this game. And the best part is that he has the potential for even more touches. He’s a capable back with very good hands. If the Patriots are able to generate the pressure that I’m expecting, Roethlisberger will look to check the ball down early and often. The sky is the limit for Conner against the Patriots, who weren’t particularly stout against the run last season (19th in DVOA).

Samuels is a very good pass-catching back. In fact, he was more of a receiver than a running back in college. In 2018, he had 55 catches and 497 receiving yards for Pittsburgh. In a game where we can expect the Steelers to be playing from behind, I certainly don’t mind looking to Samuels as a cheap tournament play for showdown. There are only so many ways to differentiate lineups in a single-game slate and targeting a backup running back is one of them. The Patriots were ranked 22nd in DVOA against pass-catching running backs last season. Benny Snell is the third man on the depth chart, but I doubt he sees the field in Week 1.

Quick Summary: Conner is essentially matchup and game flow-proof, which puts him on my radar in all formats and as my captain pick for showdown. Samuels is best suited as a cheap tournament flier.

Wide Receiver Projections

Player Team Proj Rank ProjTar% ProjTar Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ Y Pts/$ FD
JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT 17.49 WR2 26% 10.18 Rank 9 Rank 34 Rank 9 Rank 72
Donte Moncrief PIT 8.77 WR66 14% 5.39 Rank 67 Rank 78 Rank 97 Rank 41
Ryan Switzer PIT 5.18 WR113 8% 3.19 Rank 105 Rank 103 Rank 137 Rank 104
James Washington PIT 9.86 WR53 16% 6.19 Rank 50 Rank 20 Rank 35 Rank 54
Diontae Johnson PIT 2.76 WR140 5% 1.80 Rank 131 Rank 131 Rank 131 Rank 131

NEP Schedule Adjusted WR DVP (‘18): Rank #14

2018 JuJu Smith-Schuster Opportunity Metrics:
Target Share: 24.5% (Rank #14)
RZ Target Share: 31.2% (Rank #6)
Route Participation: 90% (Rank #15)

2018 JuJu Smith-Schuster Efficiency Metrics:
Yards Per Route: 2.3 (Rank #23)
ADOT: 9.3 (Rank #81)
YAC per Reception: 3.5 (Rank #1)

It’s always hard to predict individual matchups, but our WR/CB chart shows the following:

JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. Jason McCourty
Donte Moncrief vs. Stephen Gillmore

With Antonio Brown now in Oakland, this should be a breakout season for Smith-Schuster. The skeptics will say that he will draw tougher cornerback matchups and more attention from opposing defenses, but I’ll take a larger share of targets for a talented receiver any day of the week. He had a massive 31% redzone share of targets in 2018 and that should remain high without Brown in the mix. He averaged 3.5 YAC per reception, which led all receivers. The Patriots like to play man-to-man defense and Smith-Schuster wasn’t great in this matchup last season. He had one of his most inefficient games, catching 4-of-10 targets for only 40 yards. This doesn’t mean that he won’t succeed here and I’m still buying his shares for the long-term, but Bill Belichick puts an emphasis on taking away the opponent’s best player.

The fact that I’m lower on Roethlisberger and Smith-Schuster in Week 1 will give me plenty of leverage on the field. As noted above, James Conner is one of my favorite running back plays of the week. I expect him to be heavily involved in the running and passing game for the Steelers. If the Patriots are able to hold Smith-Schuster in check (which is a big if by the way), that should open up targets for Donte Moncrief and James Washington. We have them each projected for around 15% of Big Ben’s targets, which is more than enough for both to have big games. I ultimately expect Washington to overtake Moncrief as the clear number two in this offense, but both have been talked up in the offseason. Ryan Switzer and Diontae Johnson will both mix in here and there, but I don’t see a large enough target share to go out of my way to target them in showdown.

Quick Summary: Smith-Schuster obviously has the highest projection of these Steelers’ wideouts, but I prefer Washington and Moncrief in showdown when you factor in salaries. For the Thursday-Monday slate, there are better options at wide receiver.

Tight End Projections

Player Team Proj Rank ProjTar% ProjTar Pts/$ FD Pts/$ DK Pts/$ Y Pts/$ FD
Vance McDonald PIT 8.90 TE8 13% 5.19 Rank 10 Rank 17 Rank 16 Rank
Xavier Grimble PIT 1.30 TE64 2% 0.80 Rank 61 Rank 61 Rank 61 Rank

NEP Schedule Adjusted TE DVP (‘18): Rank #4

2018 Vance McDonald Opportunity Metrics:
Target Share: 11.5 (Rank #26)
RZ Target Share: 11.1% (Rank #24)
Route Participation: 53.5% (Rank #17)

2018 Vance McDonald Efficiency Metrics:
Yards Per Route: 1.76 (Rank #63)
ADOT: 6 (Rank #33)
YAC per Reception: 5.1 (Rank #4)

The Patriots were tough on opposing tight ends last season. They were ranked eighth in DVOA and fourth in schedule adjusted DVP. However, they faced a lot of bad tight ends playing in the AFC East. Vance McDonald is a big-time playmaker that was ranked fourth in YAC per reception last season. He sees a nice mix of short and deep targets and was a consistent redzone threat (11.1%) for Roethlisberger. While I like James Washington and Donte Moncrief here, I do worry about their touchdown equity. With Antonio Brown out of town and the Patriots paying a lot of attention to Juju Smith-Schuster, this could be a great spot to load up on McDonald.

Quick Summary: McDonald is a solid option for showdown. The Steelers’ touchdowns have to come from somewhere.

Defense Projections

Player Team Proj Rank Sack INT PtsAllow Home? Favorite?
Pittsburgh Steelers PIT 6 DST24 1.76 0.91 28.06 N N

The Steelers have a talented defense that blitzes as much as any team in the NFL. When it comes to selecting a defense, I want positive game script and an ability to get pressure on the quarterback. As underdogs on the road against a team that wants to run the ball, I don’t see them getting into positive game script all that often. To make matters worse, the Patriots will develop a game plan to keep their Hall of Fame quarterback upright. New England has the pieces in place to stymie this pass rush.

Quick Summary: I expect to target the Steelers’ defense often this season, but this isn’t the week for me.

DFS Recommendations

Optimal DFS Plays: James Conner, Julian Edelman, James White (DK), Vance McDonald

Leverage Plays: Juju Smith-Schuster, Sony Michel, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, James Washington

Secondary Plays: Donte Moncrief, Josh Gordon

About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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