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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Michael Cohen

Michael "TwoGun" Cohen is arguably the top NFL GPP player today. He is the only player who has won three Draftkings Millionaire Maker events, all in NFL and all utilizing Green Bay Packers stacks no less. TwoGun came onto the scene in 2014 when he won $700k in DraftKings Week 17 $2M guaranteed NFL GPP by placing 1st, 3rd, and 7th in the event. Two weeks later he won his first Millionaire Maker during the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. TwoGun had his largest payday ever in Week 14 of the 2017 NFL season. That week he placed 1st in the millionaire maker (and 6th in the contest to boot) led by a very contrarian Brett Hundley/Davante Adams stack. In addition to winning Millionaire Maker, he placed 1st and 2nd in the Wildcat and won 8 seats to the DraftKings Championship event for a total payday of more than $1.8 million. TwoGun continued his success last season as well. TwoGun narrowly missed his 3rd million dollar payday by placing second in Fanduel's "Deuces Wild" $2.2M GPP (1st got $1 million, TwoGun's second place "only" earned him $150k). However, needless to say he came back swinging the next week by winning DraftKings $3M "Mega Millionaire" and earning his third million dollar GPP win. Once again, he had a Packers stack led by Aaron Rodgers and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. A contrarian specialist, you'll hardly ever see TwoGun at the top of the leaderboards when the chalk hits big during NFL season. But when the chalk bricks, you may very well see this FTN pro claim his 4th million dollar win.

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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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Kyle Murray

After becoming a full time DFS player while finishing up his college degree in 2018-19, Kyle quickly found a knack for not only qualifying for live finals, but also doing well in them. In those two years, Kyle won 9 live finals seats and in 2019 alone, placed in the top six in three different DFS site live finals, including winning $250,000 after finishing in 1st place at the FanDuel FantaSea event. While rising into the top 100 overall DFS RG player rankings in 2019, Kyle accumulated multiple five and six-figure scores across several sports. Kyle now looks to bring his knowledge of DFS to Fade The Noise along with his constantly evolving projections and unique player ratings that he uses to make his own lineups every day.

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Edward Fear

A 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, Eddie cut his teeth with such companies as Upper Deck and Activision-Blizzard, working on licenses including Marvel and DC comics, the World of Warcraft and the WWE. Eddie is a senior NBA analyst at FTN, providing rankings, livestreams, and unparalleled knowledge of the National Basketball Association.

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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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David Jones

David Jones is the lead MLB Analyst at FTN. He is also a NFL and NBA DFS Pro. He is an 8x Live Finalist and participated in the first ever Betting World Championship presented by DraftKings. You may know him as the former co-host of the Win Daily Show on Sirius XM. He is now the DFS Manager at FTN Daily. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TenaciousDJones

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Javi Prellezo

Running point on Nascar, MLB, ESports and NHL while also writing/assisting in PGA, NBA, and NFL for FTN. Had recently worked as Sirius XM Host, DFS Expert, and Third in Command at Win Daily Sports. Javi specializes in all sports, but his favorite is NFL, MLB, and NHL.

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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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Stefano Vaccarino

Formerly the NBA Product Manager at The Quant Edge, Stefano uses his knowledge of the game and advanced analytics to find profitable NBA situations through unique tools and content. Stefano is the inventor of Advanced NBA Defense vs. Position and uses his knowledge of the game to build unique, in-depth, and state of the art DFS and Betting tools. Stefano is a multiple NBA GPP winner and is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

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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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Josh Gross

Josh Gross is an accomplished Tennis DFS and Sports Bettor, known for his long shot finds in the Futures market. Since Sports Betting launched in New Jersey, Josh has held tickets for Naomi Osaka, Bianca Andreescu, and Sofia Kenin to win their 2018 US Open, 2019 US Open, and 2020 Australian Open Titles respectively, all at 30-1 or longer. In addition to Tennis, Josh has shown his versatility in the industry, covering NBA, WNBA, and MLB DFS, as well as a major interest in NBA Prop Betting. When NBA inactives roll out, Josh is sure to be one step ahead of the books with his favorite value Prop Bets ready to fire.

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Bryan DeCorte

Bryan DeCorte, better known as Axis, is a PGA & Euro golf analyst for FTN. Axis has been deep diving golf stats for 5+ years and before joining FTN he was a part of Fantasy Golf Bag. He specializes in 72-hole match up betting and Euro Tour DFS.

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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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Walter Waddell

Walter Waddell is a college football and college basketball analyst at FTN Network.

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Mike Cutri

Mike Cutri is the former college basketball product manager at The Quant Edge and is a three time march mania qualifier.

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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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Jon Kelly

Jon Kelly is a savvy daily fantasy sports player with years of experience across all major sports. He has over a dozen GPP wins across multiple sports and is ranked in the top 100 in MMA on RG rankings. He is an MMA contributor to FadeTheNoise and owner of where he provides free resources for MMA DFS players and sports bettors.

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Jonah Shiffman

A student at the University of Colorado and +EV bettor, Jonah will be contributing both MMA betting and DFS content at FTN. He

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Shaun Evans
Ryan Zamichieli

Ryan Zamichieli is a Soccer writer at

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Brock Boyd

Brock covers eSports at FTNDaily.

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Benny Ricciardi

Benny is a contributor on FTNDaily.

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Albert Vartanian

Soccer analyst at FTN

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Russell Prentice

Fantasy football, baseball, golf and hockey fanatic for nearly 30 years. Awarded Hockey Writer of the Year by the FSWA in 2018. Has played high-stakes games at NFBC/NFFC/FFPC since 2007, highlighted by a runner up finish in the 2012 NFFC Primetime event, multiple NFBC Main Event league championships, and a Top 10 finish in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship in 2018. DFS player since 2013, focusing on NFL, PGA and NHL.

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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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Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery has been playing DFS since 2014. He found a lot of success with MLB so that is where his focus has been for the last few years. You won't see him max entering tournaments like some of the big fish so feel comfortable knowing he is making the same lineup decisions you are. Follow him on twitter @MikeMonty22

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Andrew Cook
DFS Chaser

DFSchaser has been playing DFS since 2014, top 10% overall ranking on Rotogrinders, focuses on SE and small field GPP contests, FTN writer for KBO and MLB

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Josh Collacchi

Josh Collacchi is Vice President of Sales and Operations at FTN, and had previously worked as President of Operations at RotoCurve from 2014 to 2020. His work has been featured on RotoGrinders, RotoWire, PFF, the Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald and more. Josh specializes in daily fantasy sports and sports betting in MLB, NBA, and NFL.

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Jeremy Green
Pat Mayo

Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association DFS Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was a finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Betting, Daily Fantasy, and Season Long).

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