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Jim Saranteas

Jim Saranteas

 

Jim Saranteas is the creator of the fantasy football advice site, TheFantasyGreek.com, and its primary writer, editor, analyst, and sports personality. Jim is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and writes a weekly ‘Deep Sleepers’ column for the USA TODAY. He appears weekly on Late Night Night Sports Radio on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST. During fantasy football season, Jim is known for The Fantasy Greek’s “Starts and Sits In 60 Minutes,” which airs live on Wednesday nights and is otherwise available as a podcast to listen to anytime. During the offseason, Jim is also known for The Fantasy Greek’s “NFL Football Power Hour,” which airs from time to time on Wednesday nights and is available in podcast form too. Jim has also done live radio on Fox Sports Cincinnati, ESPN Honolulu (The Sports Animals), WNML Knoxville Tennessee (Will West), WHBC Canton Ohio (The Kenny Roda Show), and Baltimore and Jacksonville radio. Jim led the way to publishing the 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, the 2014 Pro Football Preview Guide, the 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, and the 2016 Fantasy Football Draft Guide for TheFantasyGreek.com. The 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide was a #1 seller on Amazon.com in the fantasy sports space. The 2015 and 2016 Fantasy Football Draft Guides were a #1 New Release in the fantasy sports space. In the offseason, Jim has been credentialed as both a scout and media for the Senior Bowl. Jim has been quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times. Jim is a winner of multiple fantasy football championships, and has finished top-four in numerous leagues, over the years. You can follow Jim on FSWA-60-120-1Twitter at @jimsaranteas for opinions and commentary or at @thefantasygreek for news and postings.

 

 

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Chad Bellin

Chad Bellin

 

Todd Ambuel Jr. may be from Edwardsville IL, but he has been a Miami Dolphin fan for 13 years and is still going strong. Todd is majoring in TV/Radio at SIUE, and hopes to one day film professional sports. He is an active participant in fantasy football, baseball, and hockey. Follow Todd on Twitter at @AndyDaPhinPhan.

FSWA-60-120-1Chad Bellin enjoys fantasy sports of all kinds, and has been playing fantasy football for over 20 years.  A degreed engineer, he loves a data-based approach to fantasy football, but will always “trust his gut.”  Chad enjoys both the dynasty and re-draft formats, and is always willing to have a spirited football debate. Follow Chad on Twitter at @ChadBellin. Chad is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

 

 

Sammy Bissett

Sammy Bissett

 

Sam Bissett. ‘Sammy’ graduated from St. Edward’s University with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. ‘Sammy’ is an MBA candidate at St. Edward’s University and has a degree in Communication and Advertising. Despite his allegiance to Houston, he routinely studies most teams and gives his honest and realistic take on all players and teams. If it has to do with baseball, basketball, and football he’s probably watching it. Sammy works part-time as a Marketing Assistant for the Texas Restaurant Association and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

John Bush. John received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 1991. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biology.  John Bush is an author of 27 scientific articles. Research-gate.net’s ranking places him in the top 20% of all registered researchers in the world. In the fantasy football, John has an active blog site fantasysportsprofessors.fantasysportsprofessors.com. John Bush has also authored the amazon eBook, “Winning Your Fantasy Football Draft: A Professor’s Textbook.” John has spent an academic lifetime mastering statistical and analytical procedures. He uses the scientific method as a touchstone for his fantasy football research. When he is not engaged with fantasy football, Dr. Bush enjoys watching and investing in horse racing and collecting comic and science fiction books.  He is currently writing a guide to collecting comic books as an investment. You can follow John on Twitter @Prof_Fantasy1.

Robert Dennis. Rob was bred and raised in Champaign, Illinois, but spent his formative years in Denver where his young mind was influenced by Broncomania in 1977. Accountant by trade and writer by night, Rob has played fantasy football since 1988 during its formative years. Rob has witnessed many ups and downs of football over the decades (including his beloved Broncos) and wonders what the game will look like in another decade. He’s always willing to talk football or baseball until the wee hours of the morning over an adult beverage. Just do not try to sell him on the merits of a snake draft over an auction draft. Follow Rob on Twitter @rpdiem6767.

Jeremy L. Dershow

Jeremy L. Dershow

 

Jeremy Dershow. Jeremy is a full-time attorney, part-time fantasy sports writer. A graduate of Michigan State University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Jeremy was born and raised in the Detroit suburbs, but is a long time resident of Chicago where he currently owns his own law firm. Whether advocating for his clients in the courtroom or expressing a sports related opinion, Jeremy is not afraid to assert a position. Jeremy Dershow has been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years having won several fantasy league championships. Follow Jeremy on Twitter at @jdershow.

Neil Dutton. Neil is from Liverpool, England, and has been following the NFL for over 15 years. He has been playing fantasy football since 2006, and began writing on the subject in 2013. He is a fantasy writer for UKEndzone.com, a fantasy correspondent for Fantasy Pros and a contributing writer to Gridiron Experts. He lives with his fiancé and their daughter Zoe. Follow Neil on Twitter at @ndutton13.

 

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Fleeger & Briggs. The Ricks, Fleeger & Briggs combined have over 40 years of fantasy experience. They co-host and produce the Asylum Fantasy Sports Show and the Sunday Morning Inside Slant. Heard on The Fantasy Sports Network, RF Sports Radio and on BlogTalk Radio. Member of the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association. asylumfantasysports.com. Follow them on Twitter at @asylumfootball.

 

Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin IV is a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and has a degree in Psychology. He is a Dallas, Texas native, a die-hard Cowboys fan and has a true passion for sports. Ben has played fantasy football for 9 years and is a 4-time league champion. Follow Ben on Twitter at @bbfranklin4.

Evan Gardiner was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a college student who is pursuing a career in sports management, either in coaching or scouting. Follow Evan on Twitter on @gardinerjevan.

Alexander George graduated from Hunter College in NYC with a B.A. in English Writing. Alex has played in Fantasy Football for the past several years and is a NYG fan for over 30 years. Alex is a contributing writer covering the New York Giants. You can follow Alex on Twitter at @AG2000000.

 

Fred Goodman

Fred Goodman

 

Fred Goodman lives and breathes Purple and Black, and has hardly missed a Baltimore Ravens home game since the team’s inception in 1996. Of course Cleveland Browns fans would beg to differ about “the inception.” In addition, Goodman counts his blessings every day when his car’s outside temperature gauge hits “52,” the number worn by none other than Ray Lewis. It just helps Fred stay grounded and be in the moment year round. Fred spent 9 years in radio sports, doing play-by-play for the big 3 on different levels, covering professional sports from Atlanta to Baltimore – and now inexplicably, is a Technology Consultant in the Washington DC area. How did that happen! Follow Fred on Twitter at @FreddieRavG.

 

 

Keith Grieve

Keith Grieve

 

Keith Grieve. Keith is host of the podcasts found at 87sportsfans.com and latenightsportsradio.com. Follow Keith on Twitter at @keithgrieve @87sportsfans and at @LNSSportsRadio.

 

 

 

Derek Guilford

Derek Guilford

 

Corporate Recruitment by day, fantasy football and NFL scribe by night, Derek Guilford is passionate about sports of all kinds and producing enticing sports writing content. He earned his B.S. in Journalism from Evangel University and has been addicted to fantasy football since the teenage years. He bleeds red and gold for the San Francisco 49ers and resides in Boston Derek is always diving deepest mental waters to locate the ultimate sleepers and next breakout stars in you re-draft leagues. FSWA-60-120-1You can follow him on Twitter @derekguilford #NinersNation. Derek is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

 

 

Ahmad Halawi

Ahmad Halawi

Ahmad Halawi. Ahmad Halawi is currently a student attending Santa Fe college in Gainesville, Florida, where he studies business management. He is pursuing his dream of working in sports, and trying to be a well-rounded individual by gaining experience in all fields of work. Ahmad has been a football fan since he first learned to read, and knew this would be the industry he would pursue working in later in life. Follow Ahmad on Twitter at @Stiggymayneee.

Giorgos Kassakos. Giorgos formerly wrote for the Bleacher Report. He is a sports management graduate and self-described “Sports Fan/Wacko” from Greece. Giorgos pledges his team allegiance to the Eagles. Follow Giorgos on Twitter at @Greek_QB.

 

 

Hansini Krishna

Hansini Krishna

 

Hansini Krishna attends Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where she majors in Biochemistry and Music. Hansini hopes to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery or oncology. You can follow @hansinikrishna.

 

 

 

 

David Kromelow

David Kromelow

 

David Kromelow. David is a sportswriter and sportscaster. Host of Sports Krunch With DKROM. Football junkie and old-school music lover. Catch Dave’s interview on YouTube and follow him on Twitter at @dkrom59.

 

 

 

Nick Ringwald graduated from SIUE with a degree in Mass Communications in 2014. After the Rams left St. Louis, his favorite team became his fantasy team. He’s played fantasy sports the last 12 years. Between baseball, football, hockey and basketball, not a day goes by where he doesn’t think about fantasy sports. You can follow Nick on twitter at @ringballs22.

Steve Silberberg

Steve Silberberg

 

Dr. Steve Silberberg is a physician who finds time to go to six Jets games a year. He is also a fantasy guru, once being in first place out of millions on ESPN for total score. He also represented ESPN in the first World series of fantasy baseball. Follow Steve on Twitter @SPACEDOC68.

 

 

 

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor is one of the co-founders of the internet blog site 87sportsfans.com and co-host of its flagship radio show 87live on Late Night Sports Radio with best friend and fellow Chicago Bears fanatic Keith Grieve. He is a former Marine who lives in Rochester, New York with his wife Audrey. Steve is also an author and playwright who published his first novel in 2013. Check him out at staylorbooks.com and follow him on twitter @taylorsteven1987.

Matt Timmerberg. Matt is a recent graduate from Knox College where he majored in History and minored in Business. He’s currently working as a College Access Specialist at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa and is hoping to pursue a Masters degree in Public Administration in the near future. He’s been playing fantasy sports for more than a decade and has placed well in several leagues over the years. While he primarily enjoys football and baseball he considers himself a general sports aficionado.

 

Jim Weidner

Jim Weidner

 

FSWA-60-120-1Jim Weidner. Jim Weidner is a graduate of Riverland College in Austin, Minnesota, and has a degree in computer networking. He is director of sales development for Rochester Concrete Products located in Rochester MN. He has been married to Jill and they have two lovely daughters, Avery and Hannah. Jim covers the Packers and the Vikings, as well as the NFL Draft for The Fantasy Greek. You can follow Jim on Twitter at @JimWeidner51. Jim is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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