Meet The Team

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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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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Eliot Crist

Eliot Crist is the Chief Operating Officer of Fade The Noise. 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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Gilles Gallant

Known as the “NFL Touchdown Prop God”, Gilles Gallant brings his years of betting experience and wealth of sports knowledge to the FTN family. Hailing from Canada and known as @GDAWG5000 on Twitter, he is an expert in NFL, NBA, MLB, college hoops and any bet that offers plus money. Bonne Chance!

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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 linals, 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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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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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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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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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. Full-Time DFS player for the past 2 years. His highlights include : · 2019 WFBC Finalist and winnings of over $200,000 in MLB DFS during the 2019 season. WFBC was the FanDuel Baseball Live Final. · 1st place finishes in MLB DFS – $20,000+ in winnings on FanDuel on 6 different occasions during the 2019 season (6/4, 6/12, 6/15, 7/27, 9/1, and 9/2). · 2019 WFFC Finalist - Javi won the max (5) amount of tickets for the WFFC Live Football Final while netting over $65,000 at the live final and placing 11th place. · In October of 2019, Javi won $20,000 on FanDuel by having three of the Top 15 spots in the Sunday Night Football tournament, tied with fellow FTN DFS Expert David Jones for the top spot in the NFL Showdown tournament. · 2019 o 3rd place Milly Maker finish for NFL o NBA - $100,000 prize winner on 11/7/19 , 11/16/19, 1/1/2010, 3/4/2020 o Nascar - 5/17/2020 first place winner of $35,000 · Current 2020 Rankings o Top 100 player in ESPORTS, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, PGA o Currently ranked 10th in all of ESPORTS. o Currently ranked 15th in all of MLB. · 38TH Ranked in the World. 2019-20 – Championship Finalist · 2019 WFBC Finalist – x1 – FanDuel Baseball Live Final · 2019 WFFC Finalist – x5 – FanDuel Football Live Final · 2019 WFHC Finalist – x1 – DraftKings Hockey Live Final · 2020 WFBBC Finalist – x2 – FanDuel Basketball Live Final · 2020 WFBWC Finalist – x2 – DraftKings Basketball Live Final · 2020 ESports Finalist – x2 – DraftKings ESports Online Final · 2020 Nascar Finalist – x1 – Nascar Online Final

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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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Frank Brank
Walter Waddell

Host/creator of the Best #CBB #DFS Podcast in the World. Niche Sports Extraordinare for FTN.

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Neil Parker
Pat Matvichuk
Benny Ricciardi
Mike Cutri

1000 point Collegiate D3 player 8 years of cbb capping experience 1 of the top CBB DFS players on DK under handle DaReelMC (3 March Mania qualifiers) Former CBB product manager for TheQuantEdge

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Albert Vartanian

Soccer analyst at FTN.

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Timothy Watts
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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Edward Fear
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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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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Russell Prentice
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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Matt Kupferle
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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Andrew Philips
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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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’s studying journalism and sports media at CU, and this is his first job in the betting industry. Jonah is the MMA Dog of The Night Challenge champion amassing a 90% ROI in the contest and has been a profitable MMA bettor with tracked results. He is known for betting early lines and getting out ahead of the betting market, and looks forward to helping subscribers do the same!

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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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Josh Collacchi
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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