Meet The Team

Jeff Ratcliffe

Jeff Ratcliffe is a fantasy and betting analyst who specializes in football and basketball, along with dabbling in NASCAR and horse racing. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @JeffRatcliffe.

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Vlad Sedler

Vlad is the head of fantasy baseball content at FTN Fantasy as well as a contributor to seasonal football and DFS analysis for FTN Daily . He is one of the world's top high-stakes players with over 50 league championships in NFBC/NFFC. Vlad is a DFS live finalist, Tout Wars expert league champ, CDM Hall of Famer and a two-time nominee for FSWA's Football Writer of the Year award. A die-hard L.A. Kings and Dodgers fan, he has been playing fantasy sports competitively since 1995. Some, though not all, call him the FAAB Whiiiisperer.

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Josh Larky

Josh Larky has an Analytics Masters degree from UT Austin and has 4 years of experience working with play-by-play and game charting data. In the past, he's done analytics work with PlayerProfiler, the San Diego Padres, and the Detroit Tigers. He also owns an R coding with football data business. In his spare time, he likes rock climbing and consuming burritos.

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Chris Meaney

Chris Meaney is an award-winning sports writer, producer and host. He’s the host of Mean Streets, FTN FAAB Cast, Fantasy Hockey Picks & Bets and FTN Live where he covers NFL, MLB, NHL & NBA. Meaney has been working in the in the fantasy sports industry for 10 years plus years making pit stops at The Athletic, The Fantasy Footballers, Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Fantrax, TQE, NBA Fantasy, LineStarApp, Newcap Radio and more.

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Ray Garvin

Raised in Las Vegas, NV, I received a scholarship to play defensive back at Division II Chadron State College. I transferred to Texas Southern University after two seasons at CSC. Lacking prototypical size to compete at the next level, I took my talents to law school. I currently work in the DFW area and have a beautiful wife and two boys, Rylan and Ridge. All of my dynasty perspectives come from someone who not only played the game but appreciates the analytical side as well. Creator of Destination Devy, LLC.

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Nelson Sousa

Nelson is our High stakes lead analyst. He's self-employed, married with 2 boys and has been playing High stakes FF for over 15 years. He has well over 1 million in career earnings, including winning the FFPC Main Event, 2 NFFC Platinum titles (20k entry fee) and countless league titles. In 2020 Nelson had a 46.2% ROI, so he's not just giving you advice, he's putting his money where his mouth is and backing it up!

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Adam Pfeifer

Adam Pfeifer has been covering fantasy football, baseball and basketball since 2012. He has been featured in the Football Diehards fantasy magazine for four years now, while also making multiple appearances on Sirius XM Fantasy. You can follow him on Twitter @APfeifer24.

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Tyler Loechner

Tyler is a 20-year fantasy football vet specializing in redraft, DFS, and dynasty. He has earned multiple FSWA nominations and won the Best Football Series award in 2017. Tyler previously wrote for PFF Fantasy, RotoViz, and Bleacher Report.

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Sam Choudhury

Bio: Sam Choudhury is a former data analyst, reviewer, and recorder for Pro Football Focus. He was also a fantasy contributor for RotoViz. Choudhury is a DFS expert with multiple GPP takedowns. You can follow him on Twitter @SC_FFB.

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Michael Dolan

"Michael is a part-time writer for FTN Fantasy based out of Denver, CO. He's a data analyst by day, and he pairs his analytical background with well over a decade of fantasy football experience to provide a fresh perspective on fantasy sports.

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Jeremy Popielarz

Buffalonian, who loves dynasty fantasy football and his Buffalo Bills! Is one with the incoming rookie classes, and always willing to answer questions. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @PopesFFH.

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Nick Shlain

Nick Shlain is a contributor to FTN Fantasy and FTN Daily. He has previously written for Baseball Prospectus, Rotowire, Fox Sports and The Athletic. His fantasy claims to fame are a top-20 finish in the 2019 NFBC Draft Champions, advancing to the finals of Best Ball Mania 2 on Underdog Fantasy, and back-to-back championships in the 16-team Mixed Auction Keeper Invitational.

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Dan Fornek

Dan parlayed a career as a mediocre tight end as a high schooler in the Chicago suburbs into a walk-on spot at the FCS level with the University of Dayton. After converting to guard, he put together a five-year career that included being a three-year letter winner and two-year starter on an offense that averaged 35 points per game. He turned his playing experience into a 10-year coaching career, nine of which took place at the top level of Indianapolis football. During those nine years, he coached the offensive line, tight ends, wide receivers, and running backs. A lifelong Chicago sports fan who provides offensive line analysis and general fantasy football advice for FTN. Dan utilizes his experiences as a coach and player to break down the game from a unique perspective.

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Jake Kucheck

Multiple decades of experience in season long fantasy. Profitable DFS player with particular expertise in MLB, CFB, and EPL. Lifelong SF Giants fan living in SoCal.

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Daniel Kelley

Daniel Kelley was a finalist for the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Series of 2019. He has worked at Pro Football Focus and SB Nation, and his novel, After Life, is available from all booksellers, with two sequels due in 2021

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Matthew Davis

High Stakes NFBC & NFFC player. FAAB aficionado, finding new leverages daily while adapting to inevitable changes. Ranked inside top-25 in NFBC & NFFC Cutline Championship. Former NFBC Auction Champion, translating NFBC AAV into a projected +/- ROI model. On Twitter @_mattywood_

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Matt Kupferle

Matt Kupferle is excited to be part of the FTN Network team. For the last four years, Matt has written over at numberFire for baseball and football, including DFS focused articles along with season-long pieces such as the weekly wire. Most recently, made has joined the Friends With Fantasy Benefits team honing his schools in the podcast medium. Matt has four kids, coaches youth sports, and resides in St. Louis. Engage with Matt on Twitter @MKupferle.

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Brenden Deeg