Fantasy Football Diehards' Staff

Football Diehards Staff Bob Harris
Our staff is led by Senior Editor Bob Harris. Bob is one of the original Fantasy Football Diehards, starting the TFLReport in 1993. He received one of the highest honors in the industry, the "Writer of the Year" award, from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association ( in 2005. He is informative and funny -- not a bad combination!
Football Diehards Staff Mike Beacom
Mike Beacom is the director of sales for Fantasy Sports Publications. His written work has been featured in FSP magazines since 2003, and he now writes a regular column for Beacom also serves as the president and chairman of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
Football Diehards Staff John Laub
John Laub, the man previously behind the highly respected Audibles Web site and information service, has won more than $10,000 in national Fantasy contests. Now his focus is on providing weekly regular-season rankings to FlashUpdate readers. Laub might not be infallible, but we'll put his career-track record up against anybody you'd care to name (we've also told him "no more tuxes").
Football Diehards Staff Bill Robertson
Bill Robertson is co-founder of Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc., which features the Pro Forecast, CheatSheets, DraftBook and Football Diehards magazines. Bill is known for his sharp player rankings and gutsy drafting. Make sure and check out his current rankings on our live, customizable, Web Cheatsheets page.
Football Diehards Staff Emil Kadlec
Emil Kadlec isn't worth much, but we keep him on anyway! Sure, he started the Pro Forecast Magazine in 1990 and co-founded the Big f-ing deal... Seriously folks, Emil is president of Fantasy Sports Publications, Inc., the largest publisher of Fantasy Football magazines in America. FSP ( has been in business for over 22 years and this year will distribute over 850,000 copies of four Fantasy Football magazines -- the CheatSheets, Pro Forecast, DraftBook and Football Diehards Magazine -- and is the company responsible for
Football Diehards Staff Jen Ryan
Jen Ryan
Jen is a two-fisted fantasy expert, providing DFS articles each week on optimal lineups and also providing season long analysis on SOS Strength of Schedule, Red- zone efficiency and other statistic analysis.
Jen was an finalist in 2016 best fantasy football series!
Football Diehards Staff Evan Tarracciano
A veteran of the Fantasy sports writing industry for over a decade, Evan Tarracciano has brought his knowledge and passion of sports to his followers both on Sirius XM Radio and across a number of websites and podcasts. His past work ranged from social media and editing work, to creating the "Waiver Wizard" article to co-authoring "The Fantasy Football Black Book 2015 Edition". In recognition of his talents, Evan was nominated for the 2014 FSWA Newcomer of the Year award. The "Roto Wizard" joined Football Diehards in early 2016, and has penned a number of articles for the site while hosting a weekly video Q&A session. You can find him on Twitter (@Roto_Wizard) and make sure to listen to his radio segments with Bob Harris and Mike Dempsey!
Football Diehards Staff Chad Stapley
Chad Stapley
Football Diehards Staff Jeremy Munter
Jeremy Munter aka Muntradamus lives in Las Vegas where he spends all of his time at the sportsbook. He is a Daily Fantasy Sports Legend who has Qualified for 9 Different Fantasy Championships. He is heavily mentioned on FantasyPros and spends every second of his life studying the game. If you want to BEAST your Fantasy Leagues, look no further. @Muntradamus
Football Diehards Staff Carl Tempesta
Carl Tempesta is a devoted fantasy football player, starting at just twelve years old and never looking back. He has won over $2,000 dollars playing low stakes daily, as well as season-long fantasy sports. Carl has several different strategies when playing fantasy football, and is looking forward to sharing them with the community.
Football Diehards Staff Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse is an avid Fantasy Football High Stakes player and currently ranked 28th in the world. Brad grings his excellence in drafting and team managent to our football diehards staff.
Football Diehards Staff Justin Lonero
Life Long New Englander with 17 years of Fantasy Football experience ranging from Season long, Best Ball and Daily Fantasy. Justin is a Weekly Daily Fantasy Football Columnist - Analyst and Host of the Football Diehards Podcast. His Pre- Season rankings are often found in the DraftBook Magazine.
Football Diehards Staff Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy

Alex is a long-suffering Lions fan who started playing fantasy football seven years ago as a way to alleviate the pain. Several years later he discovered the dynasty format and fell in love immediately, and he now plays dynasty almost exclusively. He began posting content first on Reddit (shoutout to r/DynastyFF from JanMichaelLarkin), and after being repeatedly encouraged to write for a website, he applied and was pleasantly surprised to be given an opportunity at FootballDieHards.

Alex's dynasty fantasy football rankings

Football Diehards Staff Tod Burros

Tod Burros

A long time fantasy sports enthusiast Tod can be found Hosting the Run to Daylight Podcast on Blogtalkradio and Itunes where he specializes in doing in depth interviews with everyone from industry experts to enthusiasts wanting to do their first podcast he met on Twitter. Speaking of Twitter you can find him there @Todfrompa where he is always looking to share bad puns and humorous gif’s. An avid fan of MFL10/Best ball leagues Tod also specializes in trading one of the least written about aspects of Fantasy Sports but a great way to win Season long and Dynasty leagues.
Football Diehards Staff Wilfred Winkenbach
Honorary staff member Wilfred (Wink) Winkenbach created Fantasy Sports way back in the late 50s. He passed away in 1993 and should be remembered by all Football Diehards!
Football Diehards Staff Michael Dubner

Michael Dubner

Michael is an avid Fantasy Football player in Season-Long, DFS, and Best Ball leagues. He is looking forward to providing player and strategy insights. Hopefully, this will distract him from the Eagles disappointing him once again.
Football Diehards Staff Kyle Dvorchak

Kyle Dvorchak

is a co-host of the Football Diehards Podcast alongside Justin Lonero and Bob Harris. Kyle began his obsession with fantasy football at an early age and continues to push himself to learn more and sharpen his skills every week. He focuses on tournament game modes and is best known for playing Zach Zenner every week, despite Zenner not being signed to a team for most of those weeks.
Football Diehards Staff Mike Dempsey
Football Diehards Staff Isaac Cruz

Isaac Cruz

My name is Isaac Cruz, I am a student at the University of New Mexico and employed at American General Media. I am majoring in journalism and aspire to one day be a sports journalist. My hobbies include playing or watching any sports and spending time with friends and family.
Football Diehards Staff Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann is living out her fantasies playing fantasy sports. A multi trophy holder in her first two years of playing the game, she is dedicated to studying the fantasy prospects for the future. Lisa Ann takes all fantasy factors into consideration when she is busy setting lineups, reviewing past matchups and player profiles.
Football Diehards Staff Michael Valverde

Michael Valverde

ike Valverde has played fantasy football for over 24 years and has been part of redraft home league for the last 20. He is considered a "stat geek" by his peers. For the last five years, Mike has written numerous articles on players, created tiered drafting strategies, and contributed to podcasts. Mike is a DAT Analyst for PFF.
Football Diehards Staff Adam Hall

Adam Hall

Football Diehards Staff Travis Spieth

Travis Spieth, Daily Fantasy Expert

The winner of the 2013 FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship — and its $1 million purse — Spieth is now CEO of Rogers-based Fantasy Picks LLC. The consultancy offers up expert personnel recommendations for fantasy sports enthusiasts who don’t have time to dig through a trove of Byzantine statistics to assemble a decent team.

Football Diehards Staff Jake Schwanitz

Jake Schwanitz

is an NFL, NFL Draft and college football enthusiast from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a graduate from the University of New Mexico where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Jake was a 2017 Football Video Scout for Sports Info Solutions in Allentown, PA.

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