4for4 Fantasy Football Scouts

Our staff includes statisticians, accuracy award winners, poker players, football reporters, decision support professionals and a former NFL coach! To be the best, it's important your information and insights come from the best -- people that really know the game. Our scouts have access, really know football and actively participate in fantasy leagues. This combination allows us to deliver unmatched insights and it gives you a huge edge in your league.

Meet some of our current & past contributors...

John Paulsen - Senior Editor

Most Accurate Expert 2010-15

John Paulsen has been playing fantasy football for two decades and has served up fantasy advice to readers since 2005. John was named the Most Accurate Fantasy Football Expert by FantasyPros for the 2010 and 2014 seasons, finished as runner-up in 2011 and 4th in both 2012 and 2015 for a total of five Top 5 seasons in the last six years. Cumulatively, John was the most accurate expert from 2010-15. He also won the 2011 Fantasy Sports Trade Association award for the most accurate draft rankings. John stands 6'8" and started on UW-Platteville's undefeated 1995 D3 National Championship basketball team, guided by former University of Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan.

Follow on Twitter: @4for4_John
Josh Moore - Owner, Editor

Back-to-back Top 5 Most Accurate Expert

Josh owns and edits 4for4 Fantasy Football and has been involved with the site as a developer since 2004. He was recognized as a Top 5 Most Accurate Expert in both 2010 and 2011 by FantasyPros before turning the ranking duties over to Senior Editor John Paulsen in an effort to focus efforts on subscriber growth and satisfaction.

Follow on Twitter: @4for4_Josh
Chris Raybon - Senior Daily Fantasy Expert

Chris Raybon is the Senior Daily Fantasy Editor at 4for4 Fantasy Football.

Follow on Twitter: @ChrisRaybon
Jonathan Bales - Daily Fantasy Expert

Jonathan Bales is a DraftKings Pro and the author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series. His latest book, How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports, is a data-driven guide to winning on DraftKings. He is also (unofficially) sponsored by GrubHub.

Follow on Twitter: @BalesFootball
Russell Manalastas - Injury Expert

Russ is a licensed Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at Lattimore Physical Therapy in Rochester, NY. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo in 2009, as well as his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science in 2006 Russell treats orthopedic and sports related injuries exclusively and is certified in strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is pursuing a board certification in sports through the American Physical Therapy Association, which is now required for every physical therapist who is part of the medical staff in the NFL. Russ provides a unique perspective on NFL injuries as they relate to fantasy football.

Follow on Twitter: @russmanalastas
Mike Woellert - IDP Expert

Mike is an IDP veteran, writing about and ranking IDP for over six season. He finished 6th in overall IDP rankings and 1st overall LB rankings in 2014 at FantasyPros. When he's not poring over IDP depth charts, he can be found agonizing over his Cleveland sports teams.

Follow on Twitter: @Mike_Woellert
Bob Harris - 4for4 Scout

Bob is the Senior Editor of Fantasy Sports Magazines (FSP) and Football Diehards. Often working 16-hour days, Bob has been covering the NFL professionally since 1993 and has been featured on CNN-SI, Fox Sports and HBO as well as a number of sports talk shows around the country. Always entertaining and highly informative, nobody covers the NFL closer than our good friend and contributor Bob Harris.

Follow on Twitter: @footballdiehard
Jordan Heck - 4for4 Scout

Jordan is a Digital Sports Producer at the Indianapolis Star. He has a bachelor's degree in sports journalism from Indiana University and has been a fan of fantasy football since before he was in high school. His love for football and writing led him to a position with 4for4 Fantasy Football in 2012. Getting verified on Twitter is among one of his greatest career accomplishments. 

Follow on Twitter: @JordanHeckFF
Dale Lolley - 4for4 Scout

Dale really knows the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's covered the team professionally, full-time for 10+ seasons. Dale has full access to the Steelers. He goes to all of their games, both home and away, and also works out of their offices during the season. Dale works for the Observer-Reporter in Pennsylvania and regularly attends team practices and interviews some of the games greats. To top it off, Dale's a tenacious competitor when it comes to Fantasy Football.

Follow on Twitter: @dlolleyor
Chris Kucharski - 4for4 Scout

Chris has covered the NFL professionally since 1998 having spent 12 seasons covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for SteelersLIVE.  He still covers the Steelers, but he also now covers the Eagles, Giants and Jets on a daily basis in his role as program director and on-air talent for Fox Sports Radio THE GAME in the Scranton PA.  He hosts a daily, drive time talk show called the Sports Blitz and is an NFL contributor to radio talk shows in the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York markets.  

Follow on Twitter: @Chris_Kucharski
Brandon Niles - 4for4 Scout

Brandon has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2006. He's an experienced writer with a background in communication and business. Brandon currently serves as the National Sports Commentary writer for Big Sky Weekly. An avid fan and long time fantasy junkie, Brandon follows every team closely and has covered the Ravens, Giants, Patriots, and Colts in his tenure at 4for4.

Follow on Twitter: @2guysbrandon
Scott Pagel - 4for4 Scout

Scott has been a weekly sports editor of four local papers, and a sports writer for the Times News newspaper for over 12 years, covering anything from youth to pro sports and everything in between in eastern PA. He's been a contributor to 4for4.com since 2005 and has been playing fantasy football since the late 1990s. Scott has covered Philadelphia Eagles training camp since 1997 and primarily covers the Eagles for 4for4.com.

Follow on Twitter: @4for4_Scott
Andy Rioux - 4for4 Scout

Andy participated in his first fantasy football league way back in 1990 before he was even eligible to vote.  He's been a contributor to 4for4 since 2007 and has worked for other websites covering college and high school sports.  Andy is a graduate of the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism. If you are ever at a draft with Andy, don't be surprised if he's the first one to take a wide receiver! 

Follow on Twitter: @andyrioux
Anthony Stalter - 4for4 Scout

Anthony Stalter is the co-host of the mid-day show on sports radio 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He's also a pre-game host for the Rams Radio Network and served as the station's reporter for the 2013 NFL Draft. Anthony hosts 4for4's Most Accurate Podcast and contributes as a Scout and columnist.

Follow on Twitter: @AnthonyStalter
Tom Bass - 4for4 Contributor

Coach Bass spent 23-years in the NFL as an offensive coach and defensive coordinator, including stints with the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Bass also scouted and recruited players, serving as Vice President of Personnel with the New England Patriots. As a defensive coordinator, Tom had the #1 defense in the league with the Bucs. As a member of the San Diego Chargers, Coach Bass was hand selected by offensive genius Don Coryell. It was Coach Bass that recommended Coach John Madden, giving Madden his first major coaching break. Coach Bass' understanding of team tendencies and his ability to break down formations is unmatched.

Patrick Fitzmaurice - 4for4 Contributor

Pat Fitzmaurice was an editor for Pro Football Weekly from 1996 to 1999 and contributed to their online fantasy coverage from 2000 to 2013. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Pat is a diehard supporter of the Badgers and Packers. He works as an editor in Chicago, and he and his wife and two children live in the Chicago suburbs.

Follow on Twitter: @Fitz_FF
TJ Hernandez - Associate Editor

TJ is a former full-time poker player who has been playing fantasy football for more than a decade. After online poker was outlawed, TJ ended his poker career and dedicated himself to fantasy football. His background in poker statistics and analytics translates to success in both daily and season-long fantasy football.

Follow on Twitter: @TJHernandez
Scot Berggren - 4for4 Scout

An avid sports and fantasy football player, Scot Berggren has been a scout for 4for4 Fantasy Football since 2002. Growing up and residing in Denver, he has a strong knowledge of the hometown Broncos, but continuously stays on top of the rest of the NFL. He has covered the Broncos, Lions, Texans and Giants in his tenure at 4for4.

Doc Walker - 4for4 Contributor

Doc is a veteran of nine NFL seasons and has a Super Bowl ring to his credit. He was a starting TE for Coach Joe Gibbs' 1982 World Champion Washington Redskins and is an original member of the famed offensive linemen known as the "HOGS." In addition, Doc played ball for Coach Dick Vermeil and received Lineman of the Year honors while at UCLA while helping the Bruins win the Rose Bowl. Now, as a broadcaster, Doc delivers color commentary nationally on CBS Westwood-One Radio during the NFL Game of the Week. Doc is also a co-host on Sports Talk 980 WTEM in Washington DC and he hosts the ProView TV show on Comcast SportsNet.

Matt Rittle - Support Expert

When not putting out fires at the 4for4 support desk, Matt enjoys talking and writing about fantasy sports, as well as about life. If he can do any of those things while drinking craft beer, all the better.

Follow on Twitter: @ffrittle
Russ Finkle - Lead Support Expert

Russ Finkle was born with a cheat sheet in his hand. His first words were 'waiver wire.' He became the world's youngest fantasy football champion at age 2. In 32 years of fantasy football, Russ has never lost a game. Jonathan Bales reads Russ's books on DFS. John Paulsen asks Russ sit/start questions. Josh Moore swore he would never shave again only after Russ accidentally touched his face. Out of respect, Matt Rittle never tweets on days that Russ does a mock draft. Russ received over 2,000,000 write-in votes in the last presidential election despite not being a candidate. Russ has won the Draft Kings Millionaire Maker 14 times. (In only 12 attempts.) Russ edits the Internet in his spare time. When Russ tweets, Twitter crashes. Russ likes puppies.


Oh, and Russ does customer service for us, too.


Bio provided by long-time 4for4 subscriber Doug Burrell. Parts of it may be less than 100% accurate.

Follow on Twitter: @4for4_Russ
Joe Holka - 4for4 Contributor

Joe is from Phoenix, Arizona and an avid Cardinals fan. He played Division I Hockey at St. Cloud State University and professional hockey for both the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers minor league affiliates in the ECHL. Joe once lost a fantasy football league championship by 1 point due to a stat correction and hasn't been the same since.

Follow on Twitter: @JoeHolka
Nick Raducanu - Editor

Nick Raducanu is the founder of ProjectRoto and is a contributor to Rotoworld and the New York Times. He's been ranked in the Top 25 of ESPN's fantasy rankings multiple times and finished fifth in FantasyPros' Daily Fantasy Accuracy Challenge in 2014. 

Follow on Twitter: @ProjectRoto
Joshua Lake - Contributor

Josh has spent more than a decade in 2QB leagues, focusing on the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fantasy quarterbacks. His background there allows him to specialize in streaming waiver-wire quarterbacks for maximum output. When not writing fantasy analysis, Josh is hoping against hope that this is the year his Washington Redskins turn the franchise around. The Super Bowl years seem so far away.

Follow on Twitter: @LakeTwoQBs
Kevin Zatloukal - 4for4 Contributor

Kevin is a quantum computing researcher at MIT and a University of Washington alumnus. He was previously a computer programmer before deciding to finish his Ph.D. and now spends his time turning coffee into theorems. He enjoys using his programming knowledge to gain an edge and claims to have written at least 25k lines of code solely for playing fantasy sports.

Follow on Twitter: @kczat
Ian Hartitz - 4for4 Contributor

Recent graduate of the University of Chicago. I write about Ohio State football for Lang-Grant Holy Land and all things DFS. "It is so easy to be average. It takes a little something to be special. Why be around average?" - Urban Meyer

Follow on Twitter: @ihartitz

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