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Jorge Martin

Jorge Martin



Ever had a family argument that inspired something? For me, it happened over plates of tamales at Christmas a few years ago. We were at a large family gathering – more than 100 people – and the subject was football. Fantasy football, to be exact. Our family has an incredibly competitive 12-team league made up completely of family members. Christmas being playoff time, the passion was heavy and the words were heated. The beer might have helped that along. I sat back during this discussion and thought, "this might be interesting if we recorded it." That's when Familia FFB was born. I approached my primos (cousins) Hector Reyes & Ricky Torres about a podcast. We'd talk fantasy football, as well as our large Mexican family dynamic and Latino culture. And if we disagreed, it didn't matter because blood is thicker than fantasy football. Barely. I'm the host of the show and editor of our website: We're on all the podcast audio platforms and have our own YouTube page under the Familia FFB flag. Diving headlong into fantasy analysis has been a goal ever since that fateful discussion, and I am thrilled to be providing rankings for Fantasy Pros. I've been writing professionally since 1986, when I was starting out as a sportswriter for the LA Daily News. Writing has been a part of my professional life ever since, and more recently, I was the publications director for the LA Dodgers for 8 years. Talk about a lifelong dream working for my childhood team and interacting with the heroes of my youth and current-day stars. I've also been an avid fantasy football and baseball player since 1990, when we kept football stats by the newspaper. I'm really looking forward to lending my journalistic and storytelling skills to the industry, and to hopefully connect with and represent the millions of Latino NFL fans in the U.S. and Latin America. As I like to say, Familia FFB is fantasy football con sabor Latino (Latino flavor). I appreciate the opportunity to place my rankings and hopefully my writing alongside some people who have truly become giants in this industry. More important, I'm looking forward to interacting with any and all who both analyze and are passionate about fantasy football. Find me on Twitter @jorgemartin17. Gracias, and Salud!

Articles From Jorge
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups: Jarred Kelenic, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Luis Campusano photo

Anyone reading this is looking for that edge. That extra something that could boost your fantasy teams to glory. It could be a player who hits a home run on the final day of the season when his team is … read more »

by Jorge Martin in Fantasy5 days ago
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups: Tommy Pham, Pete Crow-Armstrong, Francisco Alvarez photo

It’s the rite of September. After Labor Day Weekend, a chunk of fantasy baseball managers decide that they’ve had enough of baseball and take their foot off the pedal. If they’re not in the race to win, they’ll let their … read more »

by Jorge Martin in Fantasy2 wks ago
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups: Jordan Lawlar, Ryan Pepiot, Jordan Westburg photo

After rightfully throwing flowers at Ronald Acuna for a season we may never see again unless he does it all over again next season, let’s present the case for Kyle Schwarber‘s outlier season. Why Schwarbs? Well, for hitting below the … read more »

by Jorge Martin in Fantasy3 wks ago
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups: Ronny Mauricio, Jasson Dominguez, Kyle Harrison photo

Quick acknowledgment of Ronald Acuna, who became the first player in Major League history to hit 30 home runs and steal 60 bases in a season. Those numbers look astounding now, though a year ago, the steals would have made … read more »

by Jorge Martin in Fantasy4 wks ago
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups: Masyn Winn, Ryan Pepiot, Nolan Schanuel (2023) photo

Sometimes patience is the key to successful trading in fantasy baseball. A month ago, a trade offer that I made for the electric Elly De La Cruz in a NL-only keeper league was a complete no go. My team had … read more »

by Jorge Martin in FantasyFri, Aug 25
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups: Spencer Torkelson, Ezequiel Tovar, Hyun Jin Ryu (2023) photo

Do-overs can be good. Sometimes better than the first go-around. Godfather II won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975 just like the original two years prior. Many Star Wars fans consider Empire Strikes Back the best of the … read more »

by Jorge Martin in FantasyFri, Aug 18
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups: Mike Tauchman, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Jose Urquidy (2023) photo

It’s starting to get late early out there. Yogi Berra’s wisdom should always be humored in the dog days of August. With the dust settled on the trade deadline, the haves and have-nots in MLB are set for the rest … read more »

by Jorge Martin in FantasyThu, Aug 10
Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups: Carlos Hernandez, Brooks Raley, Joey Votto photo

Time to pour one out for all the fantasy baseball managers in NL-only leagues. That MLB trade deadline was no fun. Max Scherzer? Gone. Justin Verlander? Almost to Dodger Blue, but adios. Jack Flaherty? Now tasting crab cakes. Coming back … read more »

by Jorge Martin in FantasyFri, Aug 4
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