Meet The Team

Matthew Freedman

Matthew Freedman is the Chief Strategy Officer of FTN Network and a betting and fantasy analyst who focuses on the NFL, including the draft. He also dabbles in player props for NBA, NHL, and MLB. Before joining FTN, he was the Editor-in-Chief at FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network. Follow him on Twitter: @MattFtheOracle.

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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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Derek Brown

Derek has written for Fantasy Data, 4for4, Player Profiler, and as a co-author of the best selling Fantasy Football Black Book Series. His DFS, redraft, and dynasty takes have been projected to the masses with recurring guest roles on Sirius XM and DK Sweat. Born in Louisiana, he is a diehard Saints fan (Whodat). Derek now resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with his beautiful, football-loving wife and three kids.

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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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Kevin Adams

Co-Founder/CEO, FTN, LLC. Founder/CEO, FTN Data, LLC. 15 years as a Financial Advisor, co-managed 100+ million in assets. Earned the Certified retirement planning specialist designation from the Wharton School of Business Founder, Guru Elite Founder/Owner, Great Clips - Oceanside CA (sold in 2016) Sirius XM Salary Cap Champ 10x DFS Finalist (two top 5 finishes) +100 units in MLB (2019) +30 units in NFL (2019) Author of the industries most comprehensive NFL game by game breakdown for betting and DFS enthusiasts

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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 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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Eliot Crist

Eliot Crist is the Chief Operating Officer of FTN Network. Formerly of TQE, PFF, and 4for4 Eliot has been playing fantasy sports for 18 years and betting on them for 12. the 2019 Pros vs Joes champion, Eliot has had success in both best ball and in DFS with seven career GPP wins. He makes frequent appearances on Sirius XM radio talking fantasy sports and CBS New York talking sports betting. Eliot contributes Season Long, Best Ball, DFS, and Betting NFL content and you can find him in our premium chat interacting with customers.

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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 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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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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Joe Metz

Joe Metz is the Operations Manager of Partnerships for FTN Network. Formerly of Fantasy Data, Fansided, and RotoCurve, Joe has been involved in fantasy sports since High School while picking up on betting and writing during his time at Xavier University. He co-hosts the FTN NBA Podcast while also writing and betting on NBA and NFL for FTN Daily, FTN Fantasy, and FTN Bets.

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Dom Cintorino

Dom Cintorino is a Central Michigan University graduate who earned a Bachelor's degree in General Management. He has been writing in the Fantasy Sports industry for four years. His journey began in 2016, where he was the lead writer Dominate Fantasy Football for season-long and DFS purposes. Dom eventually moved on to write both Fantasy Golf, and Fantasy Football for RotoExperts through a majority of 2018. He represented FantasyData in the Kings Classic - Brown Division which took place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dom is currently a contributor at FantasyData as well.

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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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Matt LaMarca

Matt LaMarca has covered sports betting and daily fantasy sports full time for the past five years, and his work has been featured at sites like FantasyLabs, The Action Network, DraftKings, and Rotoviz. He has a proven track record as a sports bettor, using an analytic approach to create trends, study spread movement, and leverage public betting percentages. He has posted a positive ROI in each of the past three years, focusing primarily on the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He was also just one of three fantasy football analysts to go undefeated during the 2019 Scott Fish Bowl, which pits 1200 teams against each other in an industry-wide competition

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Noah Ruddell

High Stakes NFL Fantasy Specialist. Multi-sport Bestball Expert Draft Bestball Tournament Finalist in NBA, NFL and MLB. +EV Sports Bettor (439-325-12 Pre-lockdown in 2020, +69.33 units)

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The Fantasy Football Astronauts (@FF_Astronauts) are teaming up with FTN to bring the best fantasy content in the galaxy. Their team of sports medicine specialists, pro athlete doctors, and former collegiate football players offers an educated, comprehensive perspective on the game of football that will power your fantasy game to the next level. Follow their video content here on FTN and on the FF Astronauts YouTube channel.

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