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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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 fantasy sports industry for 10 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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Scott Spratt

Scott Spratt is a fantasy football writer, podcast host, and analyst with more than a decade of sports analytics industry experience. He has previously written for Football Outsiders, ESPN, PFF, and FanGraphs and worked with both Aaron Schatz and Bill James, the respective godfathers of football and baseball analytics. He is a Sloan Analytics Research Paper Competition and Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner and was a 2018 finalist for FSWA Football Writer of the Year. He is an elusive native Charlottean and has the Jimmy Clausen-given scars to prove it.

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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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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 finished 2nd overall in the 2022 Primetime for $50,000. Nelson also had 22% ROI in 2022, 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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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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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 he has written a novel trilogy called AFTER LIFE, available now from all booksellers.

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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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Zac Graham

Zac Graham (aka Kawhisenberg) joined FTN in July 2020 as an NBA DFS specialist and has been a prominent name on 20-max entry NBA GPP leaderboards since 2014. Zac’s DFS hoops success isn’t limited to NBA regular and postseason contests though, as he has been notably profitable in contest offerings for NBA Summer League, NBA Preseason, WNBA, TBT, FIBA, Euroleague and the Olympics. A 20-year fantasy football veteran, Zac also contributes NFL content at FTN and loves to boast about the 53-man roster dynasty league he created and has run for the last eight seasons.

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Adam Young

Adam Young has extensive experience inside and outside the fantasy sports industry. In addition to being one of FTN's lead editors, he is a high school and college sports reporter in New Jersey. He has won multiple NJPA awards for sports writing, column writing and creative writing. Adam has a top-12 NFBC Online Auction Championship finish to his name and specializes in fantasy baseball strategy.

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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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Todd Whitestone

Todd is an accomplished NFBC high stakes player and a fantasy sports enthusiast for over 20 years. He previously wrote for and covering the NFBC Main Event by detailing the leaderboard, weekly FAAB pickups and successful strategies employed. Todd is still in the hunt for the overall title in both the Main Event and Online Championship (OC) and recently finished 8th overall in the OC. He will cover auction and FAAB strategy for FTN.

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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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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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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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Dan Fornek

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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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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Mike Randle

Mike is Chief Content Officer here at FTN, having worked in fantasy football and sports betting since 2016. He has provided written, audio, and video content for NFL, NCAAB, and NBA, and finished as the No. 1 overall preseason RB ranker for the 2021 NFL season.

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Eric Cross

Eric Cross is the Lead Dynasty Analyst here at FTN and a contributor at RotoBaller. Eric is also the co-host of the The Toolshed Podcast and contributes to the best-selling Fantasy Baseball Black Book. Eric was accepted into the FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers Association) in 2018 and was named the 2021 Baseball Writer of the Year. He currently lives on the coast of Maine with his two children.

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Leo McNeeley

Leo is a fantasy football analyst who is passionate about IDP and the defensive side of the ball. He finished as the No. 1 overall weekly IDP Ranker for the 2022 NFL season.

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