Hoge's Tape Room: Flacco, Thigpen the real deal

Updated: November 14, 2008, 1:16 PM ET
By Merril Hoge | ESPN

Now that the fantasy football season is winding down, it's time to start thinking about the future. If you're out of the playoffs and in a keeper league, you'll want to read what I say about Tyler Thigpen and Joe Flacco. If you're comfortably in first place, it's time to start checking schedules in Weeks 15 through 17 and, if possible, making a last-minute deal. While you ponder those options, here's what I saw on tape this past week:

Former NFL fullback Merril Hoge is an analyst for a wide variety of NFL programs on television and ESPN Radio. An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoge spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and joined ESPN in 1996.