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Meet our amazing 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. You can find all of Jeff’s written content at ftnfantasy.com, or you can catch him on Sirius XM’s fantasy sports radio channel.

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Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz has been doing NFL analytics for over 20 years and is the creator of advanced stats including DVOA, DYAR, and Adjusted Line Yards. He also writes for ESPN+ and ESPN Bet and hosts the FTN Fantasy Schatz and Tanier NFL Podcast. He is also one of the 50 members of the Associated Press NFL voting panel for regular-season awards and the All-Pro team.

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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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Chris Meaney

Chris Meaney is an award-winning sports writer, host, producer, and fantasy sports ranker. He hosts FTN Fantasy on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Channel 87), and you can catch Chris behind the mic or in front of the camera on Mean Streets and Dangle Bet Celly. Shows dedicated to the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, and PGA. Meaney has worked in the fantasy sports industry for 15-plus years, making pit stops at The Athletic, The Fantasy Footballers, Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Fantrax, NBA Fantasy, LineStarApp, Newcap Radio, and more.

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Tyler Loechner

Tyler is a 20-year fantasy football vet specializing in redraft, DFS, best ball, 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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Vlad Sedler

Vlad is the head of fantasy baseball content at FTN Fantasy as well as a contributor to seasonal football. He is one of the world’s top high-stakes players with over 80 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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Alex Blickle

As our Director of Analytics, Alex uses a mix of strong mathematical fundamentals and creative problem solving in his data analysis. He combines degrees in economics and statistics with a love and deep knowledge of football, basketball, baseball, and golf. He’s also a professional golfer, giving him unique insight into the psychology and preparation of professional athletes and what it takes to perform under pressure. Alex specializes in single entry GPPs for the big four sports and the PGA outright betting market

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Daniel Kelley

Daniel Kelley is the Editor in Chief at FTN, and he is also one of FTN’s lead NFL writers. Daniel 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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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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MLB Dream

MLBDream is the head of betting content for FTN. He is FTN’s lead MLB handicapper, and also provides NFL content. He’s from the DC area and is a huge O’s fan. He’s been betting on baseball since 2012 and Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of his favorite places on earth. Follow him on Twitter @MLBdream

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Benny Ricciardi

Benny has worked in the fantasy sports and betting space for over a decade. He won Fantasy Sports Writer Awards for NBA and MLB content. He hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows, winning a Radio Show of the Year award for his daily lunchtime sports variety show, “On Target”. Benny is also a published author, an investor, and has held several managerial roles ranging from CEO to his current role as the Chief Marketing Officer for FTN.

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Sam Choudhury

Sam Choudhury is a lead NFL analyst for FTN, providing content for DFS, Betting, and Best Ball. He also contributes to FTN’s NBA betting team. Sam was a data analyst, reviewer, and recorder for Pro Football Focus. He was also a fantasy contributor for All-22 and RotoViz. Choudhury has multiple GPP takedowns. You can follow him on Twitter @SC_FFB.

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Adam Pfeifer

Adam Pfeifer is a lead NFL analyst and ranker for FTN. Adam 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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Walter Waddell

Walter Waddell is a college football and college basketball analyst at FTN. Nobody knows niche sports like Walt, and you can find all of his content at ftnfantasy.com You can catch him on the college supershow every week!

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Jeremy Popielarz

Jeremy is a Buffalonian, who loves dynasty fantasy football and his Buffalo Bills! Jeremy is one with the incoming rookie classes and writes weekly scouting reports for upcoming prospects. He is always willing to answer questions about dynasty, prospects, or redraft. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @PopesFFH.

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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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