Meet the FakePigskin Staff!

Adam Rainbolt: Founder/Owner/Writer/IT Nerd @adamrainbolt - He built this website on Mountain Dew and Star Wars knowledge.  Partied at the Playboy mansion. What have you done?

Regan Yant: Co-Owner/General Manager/Supercross Writer @ReganFP - His half of FakePigskin was founded on two premises: kicking ass and drinking beer; it seems he is almost out of beer. World traveler, he has rode a camel in the Arabian Desert, fell off a pier drunk in Hong Kong, wrestled a crocodile in Australia, and earned his Golden Shellback card by crossing the 180th Meridian. He truly believes malt liquor tastes better when you have problems. When not on the hunt for the fabled Mermaid and Merman, you can find him off-roading the deserts of Arizona or the dunes of Glamis. “Big Gulps huh?”

Kyle Robert: Co-Owner/Editor in Chief/Senior Writer/Podcast Host @notoriouskro – Kyle Robert grew up the illegitimate child of Ron Burgandy in sunny San Diago. Kyle turned his focus to fantasy football mainly due to his lack of any athletic ability and innate ability to spot sleepers. Writing came naturally to Kyle, but the comedy had to developed. Between his drinking ability and his propensity to “lose” his pants, he remains the life of the party. His sports knowledge is through the roof which is also the way the parties he attends seems to end. While he may not be the most interesting man, he is damn close.

Luke Taylor: Fanduel DFS Writer/Original Piggy  @DeathToLT - It’s been said that “There and Back Again. A Hobbit’s Tale” could have easily been written about his fantasy writing career. Actually, you remember when he said that “There and Back Again. A Hobbit’s Tale” could have easily been written about his fantasy career? Yeah, here’s the thing…He made that up. Nobody’s ever said that or even thought about saying that. Although, he did start writing for awhile, retired for like two months, and then decided he missed it so he came back, so maybe somebody did say that about his career? He usually tries to weave movie quotes or song lyrics into his writing, much to the detriment of the article. He has been known to prognosticate about prospects, IDP, and English football. Yeah, that’s right, he calls soccer football. Get over it.

Danna Hanashiro: DFS Editor and Senior Writer @DannaHanashiro – One thing that people will tell you who know Danna, she is not your average girl. She wasn’t allowed to play sports as a kid, and that’s when her obsession with baseball started. That’s a good thing for everyone who loves fantasy baseball! If you grew up in the 90’s, TBS and the Braves were always on TV, and that’s when her fandom started. In high school, she was the statistician for the baseball team and still keeps score of games even today. Who does that? But seriously, even if Danna isn’t in the running to place in her fantasy leagues, she’ll keep you on your toes, with her specialty being digging deep for those pitching streamers.

While Danna lives in Hawaii, she loves to leave paradise to see what else the world has to offer. She enjoys going to the gym and eating junk food. Her singing voice is terrible, but her lip synching is on point. 90’s music takes her back to fun times, but it’s the jazz beats that gets her through her writing. There’s a different feel and perspective to Danna’s train of thought, and you’ll see it in her MLB and NBA articles.

Steve Schulz: IDP Editor and Senior Writer  @SteveIDP – Steve Schulz has been a human piñata, a hazard waste recycler, home improvements telemarketer, a bowling alley pin monkey, and a picker-upper of bee-filled aluminum cans. And those are just the good gigs. Now he writes about individual defensive player (IDP) fantasy football, and also runs a business in his free time. In the words of his favorite band, The Replacements, “it beats pickin’ cotton, and waitin’ to be forgotten.”

Blake Meek: NFL Draft/Scouting Editor/Writer/Content Manager @BMeek23 - Who does the most interesting man in the world find interesting? Who trained Chuck Norris in the ways of fighting? Who does Mel Kiper go to for draft advice? Who built the great pyramids? The answers to all those and so much more is one man, Blake Meek. He leaves his NFL Draft advice here for the masses to see. Everyone enjoy.

Vance Meek: NFL Draft/Scouting Editor/Writer/Content Manager  @vancemeek -

This is a story, all about how

My football fandom got to now

And I’d like to take a minute

Just sit down some

And I’ll tell you how I became a fan in Paul Brown Stadium

 

It was East Kentucky, born and raised

Watching football is how I spent most of my days

Stressin’ out, boozin’ considered starting usin’

Cause my team couldn’t figure out how to stop losin’

When a couple of Steelers fans up to no good

Started talking smack in my neighborhood

I could say much without looking really dumb

So I had to hide in shame at Paul Brown Stadium

 

Fast forward in time and my head is held high

My license plate says I’m a Bengals fan for life

Purple, gold, and brown are nowhere to be found

So I run out and yell, “Yo, everybody, to Paul Brown”

 

I pulled up the field about 7 or 8

And I yelled to my rivals, “Who Dey!” “Who Dey!”

I looked at my kingdom

I was finally there

To proudly claim my seat at Paul Brown Stadium.

Zach Van Kirk: ADP Manager @ZachhhVK – Zach is a self proclaimed mock guru. While he spends most of his time mocking people on Twitter, he occasionally hosts mock drafts to create ADP for football enthusiasts. Zach is an Arizona native, which means he isn’t a fan of any Arizona based teams, instead joining the Patriots and Red Sox bandwagons. He rarely takes himself seriously. He is a Sterling Shepard truther because he has never watched professional football.

Kyle ‘Slow’ Swanger: ADP Manager @ADPMercs_Slow – Slow comes to the FakePigskin team by way of the ADP Mercenaries. He will mock absolutely anything and despite his name, produces solid average pick times no matter the draft type. Slow is a Titans fan and hasn’t stopped crying since they came up a yard short in ’99. He is also a lover all things Saquon Barkley and a Jordan Howard truther. In closing, I urge you to always remember, if it can be mocked and compiled as ADP, Slow will make it happen.

Michael Vincent: ADP Manager @MVtweetshere – Mike mocks everyone and tries to parody everything. He also wishes people didn’t take themselves too seriously on “dynasty twitter.” He likes fantasy points more than metrics and measurables and hopes you do too. His Cubs won the World Series and then his Patriots won the Super Bowl. People assume he is shot at every week living in Chicago, and they are probably right. Former writer at FantasyPros, and ADP Mercenary with a host of sites. Maybe good at fantasy football, idk, iwbh, fwiw.

Josh Bennett: NFL Dynasty and ADP Editor @DynastyJosh – Josh is a southern boy born and raised, y’all, who enjoys making moonshine in his bathtub. His wife is a bodybuilder and frequently uses him to bench press. Josh has a diagnosable problem of eating too much salsa and screaming at people who refer to Odell Beckham Jr. as “ODB”. Josh enjoys all forms of fantasy football and often times lets his collies set his weekly lineups.

Ron McCleese: Editor, Senior NFL and MLB Writer/Podcast Host @MaddogFFRon is a man that lives, eats, and breathes fantasy sports. He’s as competitive as they come and was given the nickname Maddog for his passion for playing softball. Ron is an avid Chicago sports guy and covers everything related to fantasy football, dynasty, NFL draft, DFS, and fantasy baseball.

Josh Honses: NFL DFS Senior Writer @SaidHeHadAStory - He originally found FakePigskin while he was Google searching for a cheap solution to do his own taxidermy. He refuses to go to the gym to pay for free weights. Going to school to major in Netflix, he almost went for a minor in drinking but that is illegal and generally frowned upon. He is still wondering how universal remotes work, nothing changes except his television. If you ever need a hand with anything, he is always here to clap.

Jeremy Hardt: Senior Dynasty Writer @FantasyGumshoe - A day in the life of a dynasty detective consists of meticulous evidence mining and fantasy prospect processing. Dedicating one’s life to identifying the next Earnest Graham or Drew Bennett mid-season for a playoff run reaps almost as much benefit as scouting Christine Michael as a 4 year old developmental talent in a McDonald’s PlayPlace. After all, clues don’t make themselves readily available, yet they hide in plain sight. Obsessive dedication is why this dynasty sleuth was able to lock down his own Jessica Rabbit and concoct two ‘lil Gumshoes with a third in the processing lab. When the most interesting man in the world needs dynasty advice he dials up this private dick, thus rendering him the 2nd most interesting man in the world. This detective heads to the office daily so you don’t have to.

Matt Lane: Senior IDP Writer @FFMattLane Matt hails from Accrington in the north west of England which is best described as ‘the wart on the anus of England’ in the famous book by James Watts, ‘Help, I’m from Accrington.’ Matt was kicked out of university after failing his ‘be a lying scumbag’ exam in his Politics and International Relations course – he currently fits flooring like a boss. Matt has watched the NFL since Superbowl 42 and played fantasy since the following season, drafting Frank Gore over Tom Brady in the year of Matt Cassell. Matt likes nothing more than drinking copious amounts of ale and poring over Defensive stats. Though he claims it’s tea and the morning paper.

Kenny Wang: Senior Redraft Writer  @k_wang32 - Kenny grew up in the Bay Area, and by default became a sports fan of the local teams. The rowdiness of the Oakland Raiders was too much for the mild mannered Kenny, and the presence of Barry Bonds in San Francisco were the reasons why he became a 49ers and Giants fan. Kenny was raised by hard working immigrants from China who taught him the values and importance of hard work and respect for those around him. Those same parents are extremely proud of their son’s endeavors in writing about fake sports, and that is the first thing they tell all of their friends and family about him. Actually that’s a joke, his parents aren’t jumping for joy because their eldest son is so engrossed in sports, but they are proud of the fact that he is just a few months away from becoming a licensed pharmacist, where the majority of his co-workers at FakePigskin will now also be his clients. With all that said, Kenny feels incredibly blessed; being able to pursue a career he loves, writing and editing fantasy sports articles and working with an awesome team here at FakePigskin.

Andrew Nordmeier: Senior NFL Writer @AndrewNordmeier Andrew is head over heels for football, literally. That happened when working as a camera man in college, he was tackled by a University of North Dakota linebacker on the sidelines. Andrew wound up landing on his head and suffered a Grade II concussion on the artificial turf. This hit explains why most of his sentences don’t flow well, his voice is passive and why his rankings look rather unusual.
His other non-participant related sports injuries include being hit in the chest by a slap shot while broadcasting hockey on live radio and a bruised knee from being checked into the penalty box while setting up a wireless microphone.
Andrew’s alma mater, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, disbanded its football team in 2011 when they decided to make the jump from Division II to Division I. In a desperate attempt to find football, fantasy football found him. He played in his first fantasy league through a church’s youth group as a way to raise funds for them. His wife drafted his first team for him because she had the day of his draft off and she’s never been involved with fantasy football since. His addiction grew to the point of as many as 70 leagues in a single year.
Andrew was born in Chicago but has called the Phoenix area home for the last 15 years after a seven-year layover in Omaha. He and his wife have three children. Andrew doesn’t drink, smoke, or really do anything fun. He’s a rather dull guy who understands numbers, loves game shows and can practically recite “Wreck-It-Ralph” from memory.
In closing, hot dogs are not sandwiches. Pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza. Hang your toilet paper whatever way you want and it’s perfectly fine to cut pizza into squares, not triangles.

Dave Cherney: Google+/Marketing Expert @RoadWarrior_D - Dave was born in Egypt circa 30 BC and exposed to his first Dynasty league among the Greek Ptolemaic regime. Regrettably, his early building skills were foiled as he stood before the high court having developed the original circular Pyramid designs now noted on modern Geico commercials. Dave would then travel to his current residence outside New Amsterdam where he discovered the first football field. Design would escape him again as it was an alien crop circle whereupon playing, the first concussions were recorded in 1734. Dave is currently living his final days slumming around degenerate websites with his claim to fame being the only man to be physically molested by a security officer outside Jerry World while recording a live fantasy podcast.

Luke O’Neill: Senior Dynasty and EPL Writer @ace_luke – Luke O’Neill was born as a child some time ago. After 20 unremarkable years, he was introduced to American football, and he curses this bad luck every day. As am NFL fan, he has to put up work constant jibes about liking “Rugby for pansies”. When not trying to write about fantasy football, he spends his time wandering the rolling hills of the Irish countryside, hurling potatoes at leprechauns and kissing the Blarney stone. Other hobbies include beard growing and tattoo getting. Luke genuinely believes he has the best hair in the fantasy football community and wrote this bio while on the toilet. He really hates Evan Hale.

Aaron Marcotte: Senior Spread Picks Writer @MoreThanFantasy - Growing up in upstate New York, Aaron created his own Slamball court in his friend’s driveway using a mini trampoline for dunking and snow for pads. He has watched SportsCenter every day for the past 10 years, twice a day, three times on Wednesdays, just because. He has been the commissioner of over 100 fantasy leagues in the past 10 years, writing power rankings, making videos, and giving out fake awards to make himself feel important. With the 1st pick in a Fantasy Football Twitter League, he’d take Marcus Vick. Finally, he attributes his “eye for sleepers” to his ability to predict success using the athlete’s sleep number.

Brian Steinhause: Senior NFL DFS Writer @bsteinhause - Brian was actually born with the name Pure-El on the planet Krypton. His father, sensing his planet’s imminent destruction, placed both Pure-El and his twin brother Kal-El on separate spaceships pointed to the planet Earth. Kal-El landed in the farms of Kansas, being taken in by the Kent family and given the name Clark, terrorizing the Cowboy loving Hardy household, while Pure-El wound up landing in the New York City suburbs, and was taken in by the Steinhause family and given the name Brian. At age 18, both brothers left their homes and discovered their Fortress of Solitude, Clark in the Arctic, Brian in Albany. Each brother would learn and cultivate their special powers there over the next few years. Clark was the chosen one, given “superman” like powers, while Brian was left with one, a mind for numbers. Many years later, Brian only remains jealous of one power of Clark, the power to turn back time, so he can create the perfect lineup each night. If you ever run into Brian, do not be fearful, he does have one weakness. No, it is not kryptonite, as you may have heard is his brothers, but rather a different foreign substance, known as ErsanIllyasova.

Ben Rolfe: Senior NFL, EPL, and MLB Writer, Podcast Host @benrolfe15 Ben originates from England and well is still living in England. He is often heard muttering things such as cor blimey and cheerio and can only write articles while having a spot of tea. He has just finished university where he mixed studying Biology with flooding rooms and dislocating shoulders whilst under the influence of alcohol. After wandering the inter web looking for a home he stumbled across fake pigskin where they charmed him with chance to cover the odd combination of MLB/NFL/EPL.

Bee Salamat: Senior IDP Writer @IDPwithBEE - In case you’re wondering the infamous BEE is his nickname, on his passport it says Brandon though so whichever works for you. He was born and raised in the beautiful and glorious Hawaii, never took a day for granted living there as he’s in a place where some wait their whole lives to come and see.

He grew up an Atlanta Braves fan (thanks to Turner sports), a Lakers fan (thanks to Dad) but left them to be a Blazers fan (BROY), rooted for the 49ers because that’s what his dad’s team was, left them to become a Chargers fan and has never watched a minute of hockey in his lifetime (so far).

Bee has played fantasy football for years, been doing the IDP scene since 2004 and kept on getting better. He’s written for fantasy pharmacy, rosterwatch, 2Mugs, Dynasty Sports Empire, the Fantasy Fix and now a member of the piggies contributing to their IDP section. He loves to help others win a championship as well as find IDP gems, he finds them every season – Jamie Collins y’all! But, he loves everything about football as Brandon is knowledgable on both sides of the ball, in the near future he hopes to bring out even better IDP content – it’s a growing community and he’s not stopping until its mandatory, and lastly – installing IDPs in DFS will be the holy grail of all holy grails!!

ALOOOOOOOHA

Eric Harrison: Senior Supercross Writer @FFPrimeTime Born and raised in a suburb of a city that has a dome built around it, everyone is slowly dying off from an unknown disease, yep you guessed it Cleveland, Ohio. He spent most of his life picking his body(and the pieces that broke off) up from the ground in a poor attempt to pursue a career in motocross. He has 3 children who write dynasty football articles that he credits himself with.

Aaron Herman: Senior NFL Eliminator Writer @DE_aaron – When Chuck Norris was a teenager, he once impregnated every nun in a convent tucked away in the Himalaya Mountains. Nine months later, the nuns all gave birth to the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only undefeated and untied team in NFL history.  Forty years later, Chuck made a return visit to his favorite convent and in 1987 one of the great fantasy football writers of all time was born.  Young Aaron tried to follow his older half brother’s footsteps by playing guard and center for his high school football team, but unfortunately his Chuck Norris genes were unable to overcome the fact that at the height of 5’7 he was destined for other greatness.  With the realization that professional football was out of his reach, Aaron decided to take hold of the fantasy football world and created the North American Football Association at his high school, the first chartered club dedicated to playing Madden Football and Fantasy Football.  Ever since then Aaron “Chuck” Herman has been a fantasy guru tweeting advice to all those looking for it.  His goal in life is to one day bring the “Greatest Fantasy Writer of All Time” award home to his native convent to sit next to the 1972 Lombardi Trophy.  The quest continues…

Gladys Louise Tyler: Senior IDP Writer @neverenoughglt - Let’s start with the important stuff. I am obsessed with Colin Farrell’s character in Total Recall. Carl Hauser/ Douglas Quaid is the perfect specimen of a man. Sure there are those that say this remake sucks. But I contend they haven’t seen the director’s cut. Nor have they taken a close gander at the beauty and depth that oozes from Farrell’s portrayal of Houser. Literally swooning here just thinking about it. Knees weak skin clammy pupils dilated…
Wait! What? Oh yeah, I love football. I love fantasy football. I love reading about football. I love writing about football. And I have boobs.
What can I say? I give good football read.

Jay Holmes: Senior Dynasty/MLB Writer @JayHolmes_FP -

Me: Hello. My name is Jay Holmes. You stole my sleeper. Prepare to die.

You: Stop saying that!

Me: HELLO! MY NAME IS JAY HOLMES! YOU STOLE MY SLEEPER! PREPARE TO DIE!

You: STOP SAYING THAT!

Me: Offer me a replacement!

You: Yes!

Me: And future picks! Promise me that!

You: All that I have and more. Please…

Me: Offer me anything I ask for.

You: Anything you want.

Me: I want Donte Moncrief back you son of a bitch!

Every year, I have that tirade with some unlucky participant in one of my leagues. Only the name changes. It will probably be on my tombstone. I analytically study stats and trends to find the best value, and deepest sleepers available in fantasy.

Amber Boskers: Senior NFL Writer @Jakita10  – As a Canadian by birth and an American hopeful by sports affiliation, my husband and I with our two daughters were finally transplanted in Arizona last year; and we’re not leaving! When my husband asked me where I wanted to go for our first vacation, I said “anywhere for football” so we went to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and watched the Texas Longhorns beat the USC Trojans (basically the best football game Vince Young and Matt Leinart would ever have again). We’ve been hard-core Arizona Cardinals fans and season ticket holders for six years, and would fly down from Calgary, Alberta for home games. We followed our should-have-been Super Bowl Champions to Florida and stayed in a dive of a hotel in Steelers nation (aka Tampa Bay) and watched our Cardinals almost do the impossible in Raymond James Stadium. It was the best of times and the worst of times and the highlight of my Cardinals fandemonium. I love Coyotes hockey (surprise, surprise), enjoy Diamondbacks baseball (though not so much this season), rock the NCAA March madness, play fantasy football (though got my a$$ whooped last season in the one league that counted – four leagues is WAY TOO MUCH for me!) and am a graduate student in Christian Studies. Faith, family and football are my things and I have a lot to say. #Birdgang Baby!

Neil Donohoe: Senior NFL Writer, FakePigskin Staff Dynasty League Commish @NeilDonohoeAn obsessive dynasty player with a burning love of Star Wars, music, Leeds United, and the Tennessee Titans, Neil hails from Barnsley in jolly old England. In a Star Wars fantasy draft, Neil would not pay for Boba Fett or Darth Maul. He would, however, spend a first rounder on Kylo Ren, without hesitation. His love of Marcus Mariota is almost as unhealthy as his Star Wars fetish. And the Leeds United thing is down right masochistic. As for the fantasy advice: outspoken, against the grain, and ZERO RB heavy.

Devin DiTullio: Beer Connoisseur and Reviewer @dino915 – He definitely has the hardest job here at Fake Pigskin, drinking beer and then writing about it. Devin grew up in Wyoming and moved to Arizona for school. He drinks craft beer and smokes boutique cigars, a lot. He’s became a self proclaimed expert at both and decided he was capable of writing reviews. Devin doesn’t know much about fantasy football, so he just drafts Peyton Manning every year and hopes for the best. He thanks Regan and Adam for letting him babble about beer.

Fun fact: Devin can’t get drunk on light beer anymore.

Chris Cheung: Senior NFL Dynasty/2QB Writer/YouTube Host @FFDynasty101 – Chris is a self-proclaimed fantasy philosopher. He graduated with his degree in Dynastology at the age of 15, and continued his post-doctoral degree at (H)all (O)f (M)ighty (E)xtrodinares. His goal is to define and refine fantasy football theories and strategies; ever chasing the elusive IT-factor that is difficult, if not impossible, to quantify. Chris is currently the host of the Dynasty Mind on FakePigSkin Youtube channel (subscribe!).

Brandon Hodge: Senior NBA DFS Writer @BrandonHodge – Brandon grew up 30 miles south of Washington, D.C. and still currently lives in Northern VA. He may very well be one of the biggest LA Lakers fans you will meet. His love for fantasy sports began at a young age. Daily debates with friends on various sports topics helped sharpen his craft and pursue a hobby in writing. After taking down a small GPP on the now defunct DraftStreet several years ago, his love for NBA DFS grew. He’ll continue covering DFS for the FakePigskin family and hopes he can win enough to buy the entire staff Big Baller Brand slides!

Damian Dabrowski: Senior MLB/NFL Writer/Podcast Host @D_bro1389 – A die-hard Patriots fan, Damian can usually be found educating idiots on the ideal gas law or spiking inanimate objects into oblivion. He spends entirely too much time on fantasy sports and DFS, but that’s probably because he’s still chasing the high from his 2005 Billy Volek/Drew Bennett stack that catapulted his high school social status to a new level. Additional interests include fundraising for the Mets payroll and terrible network TV shows that routinely get cancelled after 1 one season. And lastly but perhaps most importantly, Damian is incredibly skeptical of all vegetables and hasn’t eaten one in over 8 years.

Oh and I guess if you were actually looking for some useful information here, Damian will be covering football and baseball, particularly draft strategy, positional rankings and waiver wire adds.

Mike Galuszka: Senior UFC DFS Writer @MikeGaluszka – Mike is from Vegas, born and raised. He is a recreational flag football champion, and former mixed martial artist with an unblemished record of 0-1. Realizing his days of being an elite athlete were numbered, he turned to competing in, and writing about fantasy sports. His favorite teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Detroit Red Wings, UNLV Rebels (basketball), and Michigan Wolverines (football). As a result, he lost the majority of his hair by age 21. Prepare to be captivated by his articles on the NFL and UFC.

Robert Ortiz: Senior NFL Draft/Scouting Writer @DraftOrtiz

Rick Fleeger: The Asylum Podcast Host @asylumfootball – Rick Fleeger was an unfortunate child. Coming of age in the early 90’s, Rick wanted to be the premier rap star, or according to other sources, a cowboy. He failed at both vocations mainly because he had no creative thought or rhythm and horses hated him. Despondent, Rick turned to sports. Again, having no talent, the future in sports looked bleak. Rick attempted football, basketball, hockey and curling with no success. One day in a grocery store while buying humus for one of his nerd parties, Rick overheard two guys talking about fantasy football. Intrigued, Rick investigated this new adventure. He joined a league and won! A monster was created!

Voraciously Rick studied fantasy sports, joined leagues by the dozen (he had nothing else going on) and actually won! This quiet, meek failure was successful at something and his confidence grew. As his confidence expanded, so did his voice and ego. Instantly Rick was transformed into the obnoxious boob you have grown to love or hate. He still has no friends, but finding a microphone in front of his face makes Rick think he has many. He is spreading his wisdom of fantasy sports with great fervor and does not have the need for humus nerd parties any longer.

Rick Briggs: The Asylum Podcast Host @asylumfootball – Rick Briggs is a product of the late 60’s and early 70’s and spent most of his young adult life as a traveling hobo.Throughout his travels and worthless existence, he has accumulated more useless knowledge than google. He holds extreme disdain towards anyone who thinks; the Beatles were over-rated, Townes Van Zandt is a village in Europe, beer is evil, today’s world is better than forty years ago, Tiger Woods was better than Jack Nicklaus, ghosts are real, ‘The Godfather’ is NOT a top 3 movie, fantasy football is easy, tofu is really food, cats are better than dogs, grilling meat and drinking beer is boring and Bob Knight is out of style. Other than that, Rick likes everybody!

Never one to stay in one place too long, usually not by choice, Rick traveled the south living the blues. When fantasy football made itself known to him, he found a direction. Now he could legitimately say WHY he spent every Sunday in a bar hammered out of his mind. When teams lose; he drank the loss away. When teams win: he celebrated. In between stupors, Rick was quite the accomplished chess player, but considering nobody plays chess, Rick once again focused on Fantasy Football. He has traveled the last 25 years spreading his knowledge of this great pastime to all craving knowledge for little or no compensation. He is akin to Curtis Lowe: just bring him a little drinkin’ money.

Justin Tarte: NFL Writer @TarteDaBeast – Justin Tarte has never lost a fantasy game, undefeated ever year across all sports. Not one time has he tasted defeat. Okay, maybe he lost once or twice, but that’s it. He works more than he sleeps and walks around with his eyes half shut murmuring “sleep is overrated”. When he is rested though, he will be trying to guide his readers to greatness. Although he is trying to lose a little weight he is proud to be called a “Piggy”.

Tim Smith: Dynasty IDP Writer @Slimbo737 – Prominent member of #SprayFoamTwitter. He likes turtles and gainz for days.

Ben Kroop: NFL Dynasty Writer @DynastyFFB – Fantasy football enthusiast for 17 years.
Dynasty football enthusiast for 9 years.
Born and raised in Pasadena, CA.
Live there today with his wife of 2 years and their 2 cats.
Love to travel.
Love the outdoors.
Perfect vacation: Camping anywhere.
Love 80’s movies and 90’s music.
Die hard Lakers fan.
Born again Rams fan.
Favorite fantasy football player of all time: Marvin Harrison.
Favorite dynasty fantasy football player: Stefon Diggs.
Favorite dynasty fantasy football format: Auction Salary Cap Leagues.

Chris Donikian: NFL Dynasty Writer/Dynasty Zone Podcast Host @ChrisDonik – Chris Donikian, after years of his friends and leaguemates telling him he needed to find a fantasy football analysis gig, finally listened and joined Fake Pigskin to focus on Dynasty fantasy football and the 2QB/Superflex format. A Los Angeles native, Chris works in the Aerospace industry and spends his free time supporting the Raiders, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Lakers. Along with posting Dynasty articles, Chris is a co-host of the FakePigskin Dynasty Zone Podcast.

Chris Torres: IDP Writer @cjtorres7786 – Chris thought he was showing how much of a man he was when he joined the Marines back in ’05, 9 years later he left to marry a girl perpetually leaving him to prove he is… in fact… a man *slight cry emoji, but not like the serious cry one, the one that says, “Hi, I have feelings, but I hide them until beddybye time”*. Since living it up on Earth’s sandboxes, Chris has been cultivating in southern California, falling into a culinary degree from San Diego Culinary Institute and fumbling along attempting to finish his degree in Communication Studies. Fantasy Football brings Chris back to the good ol’ days when flopping was only done in swimming pools and defensive players were allowed to play with big boy rules. Remember jin 5 d’s ki idp football: dodge, duck, dip, dive akka dodge. When he isn’t on fantasy sites he’s teaching his newborn how to poo on queue while mommy changes his diapers, watching Shahs of Sunset *eyeroll* or petting his toy Pomeranian named Pepe (like Pepe Le Pew). Maybo to pen ods happiness een tu brofly nunu fantasy dadwog yee BANANAS!

Clint Followell: NFL Weekly Rankings Writer @FantasyPastor – Clint is from the great state of Texas where he lives with his wife and three boys. He’s a youth pastor at a church but don’t be fooled, he is one of the most competitive people alive. He regularly puts the beat down on college kids who are 10 years younger than he is at basketball courts. He should have been a professional ultimate frisbee player because he’s that good. This competitive drive is what got Clint involved in Fantasy Football and why he just can’t get enough!

Dan McDonnell: NFL Dynasty Writer @Dan_McD – Dan McDonnell first caught the Fake Pigskin bug back in 2009, and after a battery of tests, injections and uncomfortable doctor visits (don’t ask), was diagnosed with acute fantasy football degeneracy. Following exposure to the dynasty format a few years later, his condition took an Oregon Trail Cholera-esque turn for the worse, progressing into a viral strain of fantasy degeneracy that quickly spread and multiplied into a full-fledged obsessive hobby, complete with unsightly bumps and double digit leagues. Better than losing a score of oxen while fording the river, right?

He’s also a real-life digital marketer, craft beer drinker, and story nerd who loves reading European history and high fantasy. As a result, his dynasty strategies are cribbed from the latest marketing & sales best practices, Julius Caesar and Karsa Orlong – and fueled by Cigar City Brewing.

Devin Chrystal: NFL Mailbag Writer @thejuggrnaut – Faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a freight train, able to leap tall buildings in a singl… ok he can’t actually do any of those things but it sounds really good. A self professed Fantasy Football junkie who likes long walks on the beach, candle lit dinners, oooops wrong bio. He loves all things beer, metal, and nerd life. If he isn’t gaming, he lives on Netflix.

DJ Jarvis: NFL Redraft Writer @JarvisDFootball – Affectionately known to his friends as “The Bag”, DJ has worked in the newspaper industry for the last 8 years, starting his career straight out of high school, none of that three-year mumbo jumbo the NFL makes you go through.

DJ’s first love in life is Jamaal Charles, but due to torn ACL’s has been married to his wife since June of 2016.

You can catch DJ looking at Travis Kelce lovingly on Sunday afternoons in between slow pitch softball games.

DJ has played redraft fantasy football since 2004 when he had his first team with his father and has played dynasty league football since 2011.

You can ask him anything about fantasy football, but don’t you dare bring up Josh Freeman.

Kyle Swartzlander: NFL Dynasty Writer @cupsmcgillicudy

Perry Brewer: NFL Dynasty Writer @PerryBrewer

Graham H.: NFL Dynasty Writer @2A4T3T

Alex Guzman: NFL Dynasty Writer @dynasty_ag

Erik Shay: NFL Dynasty Writer @DynastyErack – E-rack – The man, the myth, the fantasy legend… He has been the commissioner of a dynasty league since he was in 7th grade. Not to give the legend’s age away, but that’s 25 years of dynasty experience. That was so long ago, it was back when you had to get the newspaper on Monday and do a lot of math. (For those of you who don’t remember the newspaper, it’s that papery internet thing that used to show up at the end of driveways every morning back in the day.)

He is the father of 4 beautiful girls, so his sanity is questionable at all times, and he won’t have any football players in his house. So, it’s a good thing he has a game to put that drive and desire and gambling into one neat little game.

Austin Brunk: NFL Dynasty Writer @MercBrunk21

Gordon Kosteroski: NFL DFS Writer @RainbowXplosion – Gordon is an avid gamer, as well as an NFL and NFL draft fanatic. He likes taking long walks around Bears training camp and tweeting about the NFL draft. Whenever he’s feeling down, he remembers that he’d be the best GM in the ‘Draft Day’ Movie universe.

Jared Forest: NFL Dynasty Writer @ThatGuyFromJerz – ​Jared is a 6 year United States Air Force veteran, graduate student at Temple University, beer and vodka savant and a self-proclaimed Call of Duty tough guy. When he isn’t sipping on Tito’s and club while merking little kids across the world, he enjoys to dabble in the world of Dynasty Football. Jared’s favorite team is the Jets which makes sense why he needs to escape the cruel reality of football and delve into the topics of dynasty such as “why do people still like Allen Robinson?” or “The RBBC is fading away.” He can also be seen driving the Jerick McKinnon truther bus on his way to many a dynasty championship. He commissions 3 leagues including his home league (the C4 n Friends Dynasty league) which features 12 different trophies and a suicide watch list for any poor soul that doesn’t win any of them. Jared participates in 8 dynasty leagues in total as well as 3 redraft.

Jason Tran: NFL Weekly Rankings Writer @JasonTran – Jason resides in the legendary area of Dekalb County, Illinois. Yes, THE Dekalb County that everyone knows (no one knows) as the birthplace of barbed wire (real). Known for his desire to win at everything, Jason competes in anything that can have a declared winner or loser.

His first ever fantasy football pick was the greatest gunslinger the Chicago Bears ever had (in the year 2004), Rex Grossman. If you ask him if his fantasy football skill has gotten any better since then, he will bring you in close, stare you right in the eyes, and say, “It doesn’t get any better than Sexy Rexy” then disappear in a cloud of smoke.

Jim Dreher: NFL Dynasty Writer/Duke and Boy Podcast Host @_mailman_ – Senior bullshit artist and author of “How to Lose a League in Ten Days.” Leave it to FakePigskin to find a fantasy football “writer” that barely graduated high school, is mediocre at redraft and even worse in dynasty, to give you advice. Only in America!

John Bush: NFL Redraft and Analytics Writer @Prof_Fantasy1 – Dr. John Bush: Full Professor of Biology, having earned a PHD in Microbiology in 1991. In his free time he is a NFL Redraft and Analytics Writer. Interestingly, he is a co-author with David Cherney of both a fantasy football textbook on Amazon and a blog. Currently in 50 redraft leagues to practice decision making within short time frames. Additionally, even though Muggle-born he strives to understand the mysterious magic that is fantasy football. His current talents include using alchemy of raw data to generate fantasy football truths, blending science with fantasy for great tasting yet filling data treats and planting idea seeds for all his readers to harvest for their victory and profits!

Matt Cunningham: MLB DFS/NFL Redraft Writer @m9vcvegas – Matt was born on a farm in Indiana and was raised by his Great Uncle Sven who swore that sheep were actually the family’s deceased ancestors. At age four, Matt invented the toothpick. Still milking the profits from his parents’ invention of sliced bread, he no longer needed to work. He went on a sojourn of truly legendary proportions. He touched the Wailing Wall and the Sea of Arabia before his 18th birthday. He traveled to Australia to study the wombat whilst also staying the hell away from crocodiles. After a traumatic near death experience in the Himalaya mountains, he now lives vicariously through sports.

The sports he covers – MLB / NFL redraft / F-1 / Competitive Badminton

Paul Batts: NFL Dynasty/IDP Writer @Unclepauly333 – A long suffering Lions fan, Paul first started playing fantasy football in 1994, making him really freaking old. Throughout the years Paul has played in almost every format dreamed up by fake football degenerates everywhere, but today he focuses mostly on deep dynasty and IDP leagues and gets his redraft fix through DFS. Paul has an opinion, he is not always right but when he is tells you about it.

Fantasy Fugazi: NFL Dynasty Writer @FF_Fugazi – Fugazi has been the cowboy next to The Dude at the bar. The mysterious man dressed as Elvis in the bathroom, whom no one else can see but you, giving inspirational advice about your life. Standing there, in the entrance to the field, clapping as you were carried away by your teammates after a walk off sack, in the one and only game you got to suit up for. Long have haters tried to define him. Long have authorities tried to confine him. Yet he perseveres and is here for you. He is the Fantasy Football Fugazi.

Christopher ‘Fugazi’ Walken: NFL Redraft Writer @FugaziLifeFB

Rick Findura: NFL Dynasty Writer/Duke and Boy Podcast Host @dukeandboy – Rick Findura is the mastermind behind one of the greatest achievements in recent memory, the award-winning (should have been) Duke and Boy Show. But beyond his striking good looks and incredible wit lies a fantasy football marvel. He once drafted Trung Canidate in the 2nd round. Did he win the league? No. But, do you know how much balls that took? Do you want your fantasy football advice from someone who doesn’t take risks? Look elsewhere. Speaking of risks, he once ate 23 tacos in one 24 hour period.

Tom Corson: NFL Dynasty Writer/Dynasty Zone Podcast Host @DynastyInfidel – Tom is the real world Tyrian Lannister, except taller, and without the patricide, and an Eagles fan. Eagles are kind of like dragons, except not. He was classically trained in the arts of warfighting, Englishing, drinking, gambling, knifefighting, fantasy footballing, spearfishing, sarcasm, and unicorn wrangling. He is, despite his attempts to seem unintelligent, an idiot savant… Keyword idiot. He loathes Cowboys and would have eradicated them with disease, before Jerry Jones could purchase a franchise, if it wasn’t illegal of course. He has traveled the world and seen many things. He’s watched a grown man satisfy a camel and then attempt to dial his cell phone to blow up the audience. He is an infidel. He is the Dynasty Infidel. He is… a FakePigskin contributor.

Allen Bassett: Stats and Charts Extrordinaire @Allen_Bassett - His name is Rod, and he likes to party. And sell coffee.