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 - Director of Forecasting

Most Accurate Expert 2010-17

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, and has finished in the Top 6 in seven of the last eight years. Cumulatively, John has been the most accurate expert from 2010-17 while also winning 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
TJ Hernandez - Director of DFS

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
Josh Moore - Owner, Director of Product

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
Jennifer Eakins - Senior Writer

A proud alumna of the UGA Grady College of Journalism, Jennifer Eakins has been working in the sports industry for well over a decade. She has had stints with CNN Sports, the Atlanta Hawks and the Colorado Rockies. Her first fantasy football draft took place in 1996 where she selected Ricky Watters with the first overall pick, and she has been a fantasy degenerate ever since.

Follow on Twitter: @themondaymommy
Salvatore Stefanile - Senior Editor

Salvatore Stefanile is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and has been playing fantasy football since his high school days. He is a proponent of 2QB fantasy football leagues and his passion for the niche format led him to co-found TwoQBs.com, where he excels in his role as Head of People. His writing on 2QB fantasy football leagues earned him the FSWA award for 'Best Fantasy Football On-Going Series' in 2013. He earned a second FSWA nomination in 2015.

Follow on Twitter: @2QBFFB
Josh Hermsmeyer - Data Analyst

Josh Hermsmeyer is the creator of airyards.com and Air Yards based metrics PACR, RACR and WOPR. Josh authored the chapter on Wide Receivers in the Fantasy Football U published by Rotoworld/NBC and created a class on wide receiver Air Yards at RosterCoach. He has also published extensive research on Quarterback efficiency and NFL player game speed using NextGen Stats data.

Follow on Twitter: @friscojosh
Russell Manalastas - Injury Expert

Russ is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist and Owner of MANA Performance Therapy in Rochester, NY. He has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo as well as his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. His board certification credentials in sports is what is required for PT's that work at the NFL level. Russ provides a unique perspective on NFL injuries as they relate to fantasy football.

Follow on Twitter: @RussPT
Mike Woellert - IDP Expert

Mike is an IDP veteran, writing about and ranking IDP for over seven seasons and playing in IDP leagues since 2007. He finished 6th in overall IDP rankings and 1st overall In 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
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
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.

Stephen Andress - 4for4 Scout

Steve is an experienced, 5-time Emmy nominated sports reporter who most recently covered the Indianapolis Colts but has covered major events such as the Final Four, BCS National Championship, Sugar Bowl, and Kentucky Derby. Over the past two years, he launched the fantasy football coverage for Colts.com, including DFS advice and statistics. He looks forward to bringing his passion for fantasy football to 4for4, while he continues to take on a fantasy league of high school friends that has stayed together since 2004. 

Follow on Twitter: @SportsByStephen
Denny Carter - 4for4 Contributor

C.D. is a journalist and fantasy writer for 4for4, specializing in quarterback streaming. Carter's work has been featured in the New York Times Fifth Down blog, and he was nominated for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's 2012 newcomer of the year award. He's the author of "How To Think Like a Fantasy Football Winner."

Follow on Twitter: @CDCarter13
Ryan Hodge - 4for4 Contributor

Ryan has been playing DFS since the DraftStreet and DailyJoust days. He has always specialized in NFL and took second place in the 2016 DraftKings King of The Beach live final in the Bahamas. He has been a top​-five​ ranked MLB and NFL ​DFS player on FantasyPros since 2014. H​e wouldn't consider himself a craft beer ​aficionado than ​expert​, but​ is #TeamIPA.

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
Ryan McDowell - Contributor

Ryan McDowell is a Senior Staff Writer for Dynasty League Football, as well as a contributor for 4for4 and Rotoworld. Ryan tracks dynasty ADP and is also the commissioner of many dynasty leagues. 

Follow on Twitter: @RyanMc23
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.

Kevin Zatloukal - 4for4 Contributor

Kevin is a Ph.D. computer scientist. His doctoral work at MIT was focused on quantum algorithms. During the fantasy offseason, he teaches computer science at the University of Washington, his alma mater.

Follow on Twitter: @kczat
Chris Allen - 4for4 Contributor

Chris Allen comes from an analytical background, leveraging his data skills with his multiple years of experience across different formats (e.g. seasonal redraft, DFS, MFL10). He has tested weather effects and its impact on games, player output variance, and the validity of the associated narratives. Chris can be heard as co-host on the Dynasty Manual podcast.

Follow on Twitter: @ChrisAllenFFWX
Eliot Crist - 4for4 Contributor

Eliot Crist is a fantasy analyst with a background in scouting, analytics, and fantasy research. Eliot combines watching tape with analytics to try and take angles that other analysts aren’t to gain an edge for you. Eliot contributes both redraft and DFS content.

Follow on Twitter: @eliotcrist
Greg Smith - 4for4 Contributor

Greg Smith is an engineer and an enthusiast in the strategy and design of variance-based games. When it comes to fantasy football, he prefers the added complexity and emphasis on quarterbacks in 2QB and Superflex leagues, but Greg enjoys formats of all types. He co-founded TwoQBs in 2016 and finished 11th in FantasyPros' in-season rankings accuracy in 2017.

Follow on Twitter: @gregsauce
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
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
Douglas W. Burrell - 4for4 Subscriber
Nathan Vetter
Anthony Amico
Jeff Miller

Jeff is 4for4's Social Media Manager, a Senior Writer for Dynasty League Football and Football Twitter's foremost expert on Tom Selleck. Specializing in auction drafts and two quarterback and superflex leagues, Jeff has over twenty years of fantasy football experience to go with 39 years of being exceptionally weird.

Follow on Twitter: @FFJeffM