Meet The Team

Benny Ricciardi

Benny is one of the most versatile content producers in the industry. His written work has won him FSWA awards for baseball and basketball in addition to a radio show of the year award. Benny has previously hosted fantasy podcasts for Rotowire and DraftKings, had two national syndicated radio shows, multiple newspaper articles picked up by the AP, a football betting themed television show called "Betting with Benny", and is a published author with multiple fantasy and sports betting related books to his credit.

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Kyle Murray

Kyle became a full-time DFS player while finishing up his college degree in 2018-19 after he won the first FanDuel FantaSea live final event for a $250k score. He also appeared in 5 total live finals, qualifying for 10 total seats in that time. Kyle accumulated multiple five and six-figure scores across several sports while rising into the top 100 overall DFS rankings. He brings his projections and models to FTN to provide subs with the same data that he used to compile his DFS wins, as well as his success in the betting markets where he is up over 88 units in NBA, 35 units in PGA and 49 units in MLB.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Walter Waddell

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

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Prop God

Analyst & Content creator for MLB, NBA, NFL & NCAAF bets. Driven to find the best value from a Prop angle in each of the major Sports. Host of FTN Bets “The Winner's Cirlce” Podcast.

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Stuart Durst

Stuart Durst, also known as @MonotoneFootbal on Twitter, is a writer and sports bettor specializing in the NFL, NBA and CFB. When he’s not writing for FTN, he enjoys playing basketball and talking player props with his community. After a Season 93-59 +34.27 NFL season and a 41-22-1 +14.1u CFB, Stuart is excited to share his best Football bets.

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Josh Culp

Josh Culp, also known as Future of Fantasy, started his fantasy sports journey with season-long MLB and NBA leagues but really fell hard for fantasy golf after college. He has been dissecting fantasy golf data for over a decade now. Previously of Rotogrinders and Numberball, Josh specializes in split stat research and finding other unique avenues to gain an edge over the competition.

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Nick Makowitz

Nick Writes about various sports for FTN Network.

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Andrew Valencia

Originally from north jersey but now live in Florida, I am a brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and have been tracking and wagering on MMA and ufc since 2017.

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Vince Dray

Vince is a journeyman DFS player and writer who is delighted to join the FTN team. He works as a physical therapist during the day and DFS player by night. Vince has been playing soccer on DFS sites since day 1 and has hardly missed a slate. He also plays most other DFS sports with regularity. Vince is a Chelsea fan but spends a lot of time also rooting for his hometown Milwaukee sports teams. You can find him on Twitter @vdray5 where he is always open to chat!

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Taylor Mathis

Taylor Mathis is a sports betting analyst that specializes in the player prop market in football, baseball and basketball while also dipping her toes into the UFC space. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TMathSports

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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, 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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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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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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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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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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Tim Watts

Tim is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He is a husband, a father, and a NASCAR betting/DFS veteran. Tim is undisputed as one of the top NASCAR DFS minds in the industry. Tim is the lead analyst sharp on FTN NASCAR Betting with an astonishing 80+ unit return since the summer of 2021. He also is a writer for FTN's NASCAR content and a writer/contributor with the F1 team. As a DFS player, he has won well into 6 figures in NASCAR contests.

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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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Alex Blickle

A pro golfer, Alex uses his model and analytics to gain an edge on the book

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MLBdream is a baseball contributor at FTN Bets. 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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Phill Bennetzen

Phillip Bennetzen is a veteran NASCAR DFS writer, with prior work at Stokastic/ Awesemo and FanVice, and is the creator of the RaceSheetsDFS Substack - the NASCAR DFS hub for Trucks, Xfinity, and Cup data and information

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