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About FFToolbox.com: Writers

FFToolbox.com began providing free fantasy sports information in 1997. Initially only covering fantasy football, we have expanded to cover the NFL draft, fantasy baseball, NASCAR, college football, CFL, and PGA golf. Additionally we aggregate news coverage for Premier League, NBA, and NHL.

In 2012, Fulltime Fantasy acquired FFToolbox.com and we now host the premier high stakes tournament: Fantasy Football World Championships. We also offer lower stakes fantasy football tournaments.

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Ben Standig Ben Standig -
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Chevy Chase, MD
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
Favorite Team - Washington Redskins (even in the Snyder era)

Experience - Playing fantasy sports for 20 years and fantasy football for 15, winning four football titles, including the 2007 FFX Expert league. Also fortunate enough to win five basketball and two baseball titles along the way. Golf, Nascar, World Cup, you name, I'll play it.

Professional - Entering my fifth year with FFToolbox, this season I will write team and player profiles on the Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles and Ravens. Also posted an in-depth NBA draft preview. In addition, I have worked as a freelance writer covering professional and college sports for the past three years, primarily for the Associated Press, including coverage on the Redskins, Nationals, Wizards and Hoyas. Also have written features for newspapers including the Baton Rouge Advocate, Rapid City Journal and the Birmingham News.

Education - B.A. in Sociology/Minor in Journalism from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Jeb Gorham Jeb Gorham -
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.
Rob Warner Rob Warner -
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Conshohocken, PA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2008
Education: graduate from LaSalle University (Accounting major)
Occupation: been working in Commercial Real Estate Analytics since 2000 (Morningstar Credit Ratings)

Fantasy Football Experience:
Been playing fantasy football since 1990 and fantasy baseball since 1995.
Have been writing fantasy football and baseball articles for FFToolbox since 2008.
Content manager for Spinball Inc. - responsible for planning all fantasy football related articles and coordinating/editing submissions from guest writers. Also take the lead on radio appearances (Sirius radio, blogtalk etc.)
Spinball's Mock Draft top 100 for the 2013 draft finished well ahead of ESPN self procalimed draft guru Mel Kiper: http://www.thehuddlereport.com/scoring/top100.shtml

Favorite Teams: all things Minnesota - Vikings, Twins, Twolves, Gophers, Wild. Also support home town Phillies (was in attendance for World Series clinching game 5 in 2008). Favorite athlete of all time was Kirby Puckett.

Interests: running (completed Philly marathon 3 times), playing all sports (specifically baseball, football, tennis), concerts/music (drumming) - attended SXSW three times, cooking, travel (attended Wimbledon and hoping to make it to Aussie and French Opens in near future).
Matt De Lima Matt De Lima -
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White Plains, MD
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2010
Matt is a football fiend. He is a published sportswriter who contributes here at FFToolbox.com, 4for4.com and many other sports sites. His concise and straightforward fantasy expertise has been featured here since 2010. Follow him on Twitter (@mattkdelima) to talk sports and engage in some personalized fantasy discussion.
Brian Polking Brian Polking -
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Cincinnati, OH
FFToolbox Fantasy NASCAR Writer since 2011
I grew up in a racing family, and I spent my childhood at dirt tracks throughout Ohio and Kentucky. NASCAR became a passion of mine at an early age as well, and I have been following the sport ever since I can remember. While I earned my degree in journalism at Ohio State University, I began writing about NASCAR for several Web sites in 2005. I became head editor of the NASCAR section for Fanball.com and FantasyCup.com in 2008 and was a finalist for the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association NASCAR Writer of the Year in 2009. My knowledge of NASCAR stems from my lifelong love of the sport, and I believe that passion shows through in every article I write.
Eric McClung Eric McClung -
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Bethlehem, PA
FFToolbox Fantasy Golf Writer since 2011
Eric has been playing and covering all forms of fantasy sports since 2008.
Nick Vertucci Nick Vertucci -
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West Sayville, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2012
Chief Network Admin for SundaysAreForFootball.com and Lead Designer of Total NFL Magazine Nick Vertucci is also a fantasy football veteran starting his game back in 1997. While always doing his best to support his family first, Fantasy Football comes second nature and is more then just a hobby. Heavily active in the Fantasy Football Community, FSWA member, and a FantasyPros NFL Fantasy Football Player Ranking Competitor, Nick believes that its "Always Football Season."

Mark Deming Mark Deming -
FFToolbox Fantasy Baseball Writer since 2012
Jack Anderson Jack Anderson -
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Fredericksburg, VA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Jack is a long-suffering Redskins fan who tries to find hope in winning fantasy football championships. He also loves helping others win them unless they're playing in the same league. Jack covered the NFL for three years and is currently a high school football coach in Virginia.
Dan Feldman Dan Feldman -
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Flint, Michigan
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Dan writes for ProBasketballTalk, PistonPowered, the Associated Press and The Gazette. He's based in Washington, D.C.
Rusty Reeves Rusty Reeves -
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Loogootee, IN
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Rusty has been an avid fantasy player since 2000, focusing primarily on football and dabbling a little in baseball. After dominating his local 16 team, auction league for the last 10 years, he and partner Mark Weakley have entered the high stakes world, making the playoffs and finishing 12th in their inaugural 252 team Main Event. They are also regulars in the playoffs in the auction format. He converses regularly with some of the best high stakes pros in the industry. Rusty joined the Scout Fantasy team in December 2013.
Rusty works in Training for a Top 12 world-wide Pharma company and also utilizes his real estate broker's license by owning investment properties and representing clients in real estate transactions.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Rusty resides in the Evansville, IN area with his wife & two daughters.
Tony Casale Tony Casale -
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Chicago, IL
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Tony Casale is happy to be joining FFToolbox.com as a contributor starting late in the 2013 season. Tony has been involved with fantasy football for over a decade and has been writing and recording podcasts as a fantasy football expert for the past three years. Winner of numerous high profile fantasy leagues, he also competes and is involved with fantasy baseball.

When not adjusting his line-up, Tony is a professional actor and screenwriter, spending most of his time in Chicago after spending the last 7 years in Los Angeles. Go Bears, Go Bulls, Go Hawks and White Sox...but never, ever the Cubs.
Nick Pasto Nick Pasto -
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Known as "EastBayFunk" within the fantasy football community, Nick Pasto is widely renowned for his analysis of
college prospects and offensive rookies. He will provide prospect profiles, scouting reports, dynasty rankings,
and assorted strategy articles at FFToolbox and Scout Fantasy.
Shawn Childs Shawn Childs -
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Forestdale, MA
FFToolbox Fantasy Baseball Writer since 2014
Over the past decade, Ive had the liberty to compete against the best fantasy players in the world. Ive won my fair share of leagues in multiple high stakes season long games in baseball and football. My strength is fantasy baseball where Ive won five National Fantasy Baseball Championship main event titles with four of those teams finishing in the top 5 overall. My success in fantasy sports has lead me to pursue a career in the fantasy market as a content provider and product development.
Mark Morales-Smith Mark Morales-Smith -
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Point Pleasant NJ
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Here at Toolbox I specialize in NFL Mock Drafts. For the last decade, I play in an ultra competitive PPR IDP football league with several championships under my belt. You can find me on DraftKings playing NBA and NFL. Formerly a high school football scout, I'm now an athletic director for a youth sports camp and train almost every day as an amateur MMA fighter. I'm a father of 4 regular guy who loves sports and fantasy sports.
I'm here to help with your fantasy decisions and am readily accessible. Any questions, just let em rip!
Mark Niemi Mark Niemi -
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Midland, Michigan
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Attorney by day, sportswriter by night. I've covered sports media and contributed to the coverage of the Detroit Lions for a major newspaper conglomerate. Self proclaimed "NFL Draft Guru" and unapologetically red-headed. Here at Toolbox, I specialize in the NFL Draft and fantasy football. Follow me on Twitter @TheNFLDraftGuru
Larry Gold Larry Gold -
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Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2012
An accomplished former writer for Sporting News, Larry jumped into the world of High Stakes Fantasy Football finishing as high as 6th overall, and then launched his career as a professional poker player. Larry is a diehard Jets fan and has an 8 year old son Josh. Here at Toolbox, "LarryGold" will specialize in covering the Fantasy Football World Championship and how to win player strategy.
Kimra Schleicher Kimra Schleicher -
Sellersburg, IN
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2012
World Rank #6
4 Top 10 and 7 Top 40 Finishes
Brad Kruse Brad Kruse -
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Brad Kruse is from Clarkston, MI and is an FFWC veteran high stakes player. He started playing fantasy football in 2003 and joined the original World Championship in 2004. He has primarily managed teams with his brother, Tim. After winning the inaugural 2007 Auction Division Championship they dubbed themselves "The Fantasy Assassins" in 2008. They celebrated this new identity by winning the inaugural $25K Platinum League Championship.

Brad has gone on to win numerous league prizes in Auctions and Main Events and even an Overall Championship in a national competition.
Ryan Foley Ryan Foley -
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Auburn, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Ryan is a 10+ year fantasy veteran who will specialize in NFL analysis and fantasy football coverage here at Toolbox. He will also answer your fantasy questions on our Message Board. Contact him on twitter @NFL_wildcard
Stephen Englert Stephen Englert -
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Indianapolis, IN
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Stephen Englert has been a fantasy football enthusiast and writer for over 10 years. He is a diehard fan of the Indianapolis Colts first, and his fantasy teams second (barely). He currently lives in Naples, FL.
Anthony Treviso Anthony Treviso -
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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Anthony has been a football addict since 2009. His fantasy career consists of small-time leagues with friends and family and is always looking to expand his fantasy football dominance. He is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering and would instantly take an opportunity to major in fantasy football if it was possible.
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto -
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Fort Myers, FL
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
The winner of the FSWA 2011 Newcomer of the Year Award, Dr. Roto is a Fantasy Sports Writer & On Air Personality who appeared daily on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio for the past three years. Dr. Roto also appears regularly as a guest on SportsTalk 790 in Houston as well as ESPN 1420 in Honolulu and ESPN 99.8 in Southwest Florida. Prior to coming to Scout.com, Dr. Roto worked for the RotoExperts as well as various blog sites including Around the Horn Baseball and Xtra Point Football. Dr. Roto has won a myriad of expert and high stakes titles including the SiriusXM Host Fantasy baseball and football league in the same year.
Brett Talley Brett Talley -
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Odessa, TX
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
In addition to being a contributor for FFToolbox.com, Brett Talley is the managing editor and senior writer of fantasy baseball and fantasy football content for TheFantasyFix.com. Brett is also the host of TheFantasyFix.com podcast. Brett also contributes to the Rotographs blog over at Fangraphs. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealTAL.
Adam Reid -
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Newfoundland, Canada
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Adam Reid graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a degree in electrical engineering and now resides in the nation's capital of Ottawa, Canada. As an eight year veteran of the game, Adam has a love for all things fantasy football. Adam is active on twitter @TheReidOption, his blog, and on reddit's r/fantasyfootball community as /u/TheReidOption.
Tyler Griffin Tyler Griffin -
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Knoxville, TN
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2012
Tyler has been an avid fantasy player since 2002, focusing primarily on football and baseball. After dominating his local college friend’s leagues repeatedly; Tyler recently began to focus on high stakes and daily leagues. Last year, out of 5 high stakes leagues he finished first overall in 3 of 5. This year, he is currently ranked in the top 20 of the 950+ player Rotobowl presented by FFToolbox. Tyler works as an Electrical Engineer near his home town of Knoxville, TN. A 2010 graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tyler resides in the Knoxville, TN area with his wife.
Liz Loza -
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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Chris Garosi -
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FFToolbox Fantasy Golf Writer since 2015
Chris Garosi has played fantasy sports since paper, pencil and fax machines were key components in every league. He’s written about fantasy sports since 2012 for District Sports Page, The Fantasy Fix and Scout.com. He has his MBA from the Smith School at the University of Maryland and lives in suburban Maryland with his family.
Jon Wright -
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2015


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