Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast: NFL Week 14 – Let’s win this week!


Your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty & Dr. Charlie O

  • Who are QBs that you should start this week?

  • Derek Carr could have a big game versus the Bengals

  • Can Josh Allen humble the Dolphins?

  • Will veteran Philip Rivers handle the Chiefs?

  • Is Jimmy Garoppolo worth a start?

  • Tevin Coleman could be the hot RB start this week

  • Will Joe Mixon have a good day versus the Raiders?

  • Should you sit Sony Michel?

  • The Bills’ John Brown may be the best play at WR Sunday

  • Oakland’s Tyrell Williams is looking for a big day versus Cincy

  • The Niners’ Deebo Samuel maybe a right play this week

    The doctors have a wealth of information for you designed to help you win your matchup this week. Push play and win!

Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast NFL Week 1


Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast Week 1

your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty and Dr. Charlie O. Mallonee

  • If you have Antonio Brown in your starting lineup, bench him! He doesn’t have a team at the moment.

  • Who are the less than obvious quarterbacks to start on Sunday?

  • Quality wide receivers are thin this season. Who should you go with this week?
  • What about the role of the Tight End on your team this week?

  • What should you be looking for in a defense?

  • The most important advice – DON’T PANIC!

Here’s the advice you need to win your week one fantasy matchup. The doctors are in, so take their winning prescription.

Fantasy Football Doctors Week 14: Welcome to the Playoffs!!!


your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty & Dr. Charlie O

  • Is Phillip Rivers the QB start of the week?

  • Should you count on Jameis Winston vs the Saints?

  • What about Andrew Luck? Should you start him?

  • Would you dare start a Browns QB on a playoff weekend?

  • Why “Big Ben” is a must start!

  • The Pats Sony Michel could be a game changer

  • Jaylen Samuels of the Steelers could be a starter at RB or TE

  • The 49ers Jeff Wilson could be a point producer on Sunday

  • Amari Cooper is coming alive as a WR for the Cowboys

  • Chris Godwin could be a good play versus New Orleans

  • With a new head coach, will Jimmy Graham have a bigger role in Green Bay?

The Fantasy Football Doctors have the answers to these questions and many more in this week’s podcast. Spend a few minutes with the doctors and win your playoff game!

Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast Week 13: The Final Playoff Push!


Your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty & Dr. Charlie O

  • Who should you choose to replace Andy Dalton at QB?
  • Check that waiver wire for hidden gems that other players have forgotten about
  • Jameis Winston may be a big play again this week
  • Lamar Jackson from the Ravens may be the answer to your QB troubles
  • Marcus Mariota and the Titans face the Jets–that could be a good play
  • If you have Josh Adams, is he a starter this Sunday?
  • Austin Ekeler may be the right play for Melvin Gordon
  • Emmanuel Sanders is the right play this weekend
  • The Panthers Greg Olsen might be a numbers maker vs. the Bucs

Good luck this weekend and we hope to see you in the playoffs!

Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast NFL Week 6


your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty & Dr. Charlie O

  • Is Jameis Winston the start of the week?

  • Could Matt Ryan be the QB to use this Sunday?

  • Why you should avoid Derek Carr

  • T,J. Yeldon–Start ’em

  • Beast Mode–You’ve got to be kidding

  • Aaron Jones will get another chance to be the man in Green Bay

  • Is the Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd matchup a good play?

  • Will the Niners’ George Kittle score you points on Sunday?

The answers to these questions and much more on this week’s edition of the Fantasy Football Doctors.

Oakland Raiders-Tampa Bay Buccaneers preview: Raiders look for Florida sweep in Tampa

By Joe Hawkes-Beamon
Sports Radio Service Writer

AP photo: Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio goes out for a third quarter hand shake with Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during their visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday

TAMPA, FL — With already four wins on the road this season, the Oakland Raiders have a chance to go 5-0 on the road if they can knock off the Buccaneers in Week 8 at Raymond James Stadium Sunday.

Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. ET/10:05 a.m. PT.

The 33-16 Week 7 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville was a satisfying win for the organization and for head coach Jack Del Rio, who was fired by the Jaguars after nine seasons. Del Rio was booed by Jaguars fans while leading the Silver and Black on to the field.

After missing two games with turf toe, running back Latavius Murray returned to the starting lineup and gave the running game a boost by scoring two touchdowns on the ground. Murray led Oakland with 59 yards on 17 carries.

Quarterback Derek Carr continues to be one of the best passers in the league, after completing 23-of-37 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

After catching just two passes on four targets for 10 yards in Oakland’s 26-10 loss to the visiting Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6, Crabtree bounced back with eight catches (on 11 targets) for 96 yards. Crabtree hauled in a 2-yard touchdown catch to give Oakland a 20-6 lead shortly before halftime and the rout was on.

Oakland’s defense forced two interceptions and forced a fumble against a Jaguars (2-5) team that like Oakland, came into the 2016 season with high expectations but have turned into one of the more disappointing teams in the league.

Jacksonville finished with 344 yards of total offense, picking up most of those yards when the game was out of reach. It was the least amount of yards that Oakland’s 32nd ranked defense has surrendered this season.

Instead of traveling back to California then turning around to return to Florida, the Raiders (5-2) for the first time since 2001, remained in Florida and trained at the IMG Academy in Bradenton in preparation for Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay (3-3) is an intriguing opponent for the Silver and Black, who shouldn’t overlook this team heading into next week’s showdown with the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football in Oakland.

The Buccaneers traveled to the West Coast and thrashed another bottom-feeder in the San Francisco 49ers 34-17 in Week 7.

Running back Jacquizz Rodgers, who was picked up on waivers from the Chicago Bears, has filled in nicely for oft-injured starter Doug Martin with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games.

After recording his first career 100-yard rushing game in a 17-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 5, Rodgers ran roughshod over the Niners for a career-high 154 yards on 26 carries. Oakland will need to stop the run early or Rodgers could have another breakout performance.

Tampa Bay found itself down 14-0 early before exploding for 27 unanswered points and piling up 249 yards on the ground. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston tossed three touchdowns and 269 yards on 21-of-30 passes and an interception.

Even without veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, Tampa Bay has some play-makers that can pose problems for Oakland’s defense.

Against San Francisco, wide receiver Mike Evans caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, while fourth year wide receiver Russell Shepard hauled in five passes for 77 yards including a 19-yard touchdown catch from Winston right before the end of the first half.

Evans is tied with Crabtree for the league lead with six touchdown catches this season.

Backup running back Peyton Barber’s 44-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter iced the game for Tampa Bay. Barber finished with 84 yards on 12 carries.

One match up to watch out for will be between Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper and Buccaneers rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.

Cooper lit up the former Florida cornerback with 10 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns in Alabama’s 42-21 victory on Sep. 20, 2014 in Tuscaloosa.




Michelle Richardson on the NCAA

by Michelle Richardson

Texas A&M 51 vs. Mississippi 41 : Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns, but he also had three interceptions and that’s something he didn’t do last year, he didn’t throw picks much. So I don’t know if that’s an advisement on him as a quarterback or his receivers and his communications between him and his receivers.

Manziel he didn’t have any picks last year he still is playing great that’s something that can turn when it comes to his performance. He’s not that guy he’s really smart with the ball, Still a great game last Saturday more so than Texas A&M playing great the fact that Mississippi stayed in over the past two years their recruiting got better.

It’s really starting to challenge other SCC teams that have talent but other teams are starting to come up you got a Texas A&M team and although Mississippi State isn’t ranked they’re 1-5 and 1-4 in the SCC but their just playing better ball. They’re being more competitive, so I can’t wait to see what happens in the future of the ACC and what’s going to happen.

Florida St 59 vs. Wake Forrest 3: I love Florida State and I was a Florida State alum and they haven’t been a champion in a long time. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is really giving Florida State something to be excited about but you have to take into consideration Winston is a really great quarterback but please understand he’s a great quarterback because he has some great players on the bench that are really making great catches for Florida State.

The defense is really, really doing their thing, Wake Forrest had seven turnovers and that reminds how Florida State went down to Clemson part of that was because Winston was managing the game and he was smart. That’s because the Florida defense made their move they went in there and they cleaned house. They cleaned house they let them know they were going to hit and hurt Wake Forrest and they made them cough up a ball.

You have to take a lesson from Winston he’s definitely the man as far as the Heisman Trophy is concerned, traditional Florida State was fantastic what can you say. This game was just a bludgeoning and they took it to Wake Forrest the fact they even got three points I’m surprised. For Florida State 21 points in the first quarter, 21 in the second, ten in the third, and seven in the fourth.

Charleston Classic basketball Nov 21st: I’m so excited about being able to cover the Charleston Classic starting November 21st, in this series you have Nebraska, UMass, New Mexico, Georgia, Davidson, Temple, Clemson, this match is going to be chalked full of talent. I haven’t seen Temple play in years. It’s going to be an interesting group of teams, you want to be the blazers of UAB.

UAB kills dragons, they are dragons, they know how to kill a dragon. UMass, Clemson this is all the beginning of the year, Georgia is there, this is going to be great, this is going to be a good way to start the season. New Mexico is in the top 25, they at number 23 this will be a good chance for them, Nebraska their the big kid on the block now in the Big Ten.

Nebraska got to go up against teams like Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio State, who are perennial in the top 25 of NCAA basketball. In football it’s just as difficult, in basketball they got to deal with the likes of an Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Kentucky, this is going to be a great tournament I look forward to seeing everybody a lot of new faces out there and a lot of old faces out there from some of my former alums.

One thing guaranteed it’s going to be a great time.


Michelle Richardson does commentary on the NCAA each week