About the Backups

Three guys with a passion for fantasy football and too much free time

The Fantasy Backups are three long-time friends who met in college and have been playing fantasy football together ever since. We do our research and we have our opinions and by golly you’re gonna hear them.

Meet the Backups


Alex Murphy

Show Host / Editor

Runs the show and helps bring each episode from its humble, raw origins to the final product you get to listen to. He’s a senior software engineer by day and a fantasy football nerd by night. A UCF alumni and a (very) cautiously optimistic Dolphins fan.

Jim Markgraf

Show Host

Jim, like the other hosts, is a UCF alumni. He owns a couple of math tutoring centers, but don’t expect him to help with any football statistics. He’s the only host to win in their combined leagues and follows the Green Bay Packers as his NFL team.

Ben Winegard

Show Host

Ben is the commissioner in the Backup’s main redraft and dynasty leagues. While he’s not teaching, he’s attempting to survive the aftermath of his first round pick inevitably getting hurt and destroying his season. He “claims” back-to-back PPR championships, but those come in non-Backup sanctioned leagues. He’s also a UCF Alumni, and the more pessimistic Dolphins fan in the room.

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