NFL Staff

Ffootballgeek, aka Kevin Alan – Founder and CEO of the DFS Army Team. An original DFS Shark from the early days of the sport.  Currently (as of this writing) a top 200 overall and top 30 ranked middleweight player via Rotogrinders Rankings. Leader of the DFS Army NFL team. Creator of the 80/20 bankroll management system, Breaker of Chains.  Protector of the Realm, and Mass Multi Entry DFS Specialist. Known for his Geek’s Picks NFL player breakdowns and “The Geek’s Vegas Lines Daily Fantasy Football Podcast”, you can find him in Slack Chat talking NFL, MMA or the sports of the day in the #geek-speak-nfl-dfs channel and on Twitter at @ffootballgeek.


BigMarley3 – Kyle Marley- 7x Qualifier, 2x Live Finalist, specializing in NFL and MMA DFS.  Been playing DFS as a source of income since mid 2016 and started working with DFS Army at the end of the 2017 NFL season.  I competed in the first ever NFL Pickem’ Live Final for DraftKings in Miami as well as the first ever UFC Live Final in New York City.  I won the first ever “ToutMaster” UFC competition and you can hear me every UFC week on Half The Battle’s “Big Marley Minute”.  DFS Army members can find me in the Slack Chat in the NFL or MMA channels or reach out to me directly in the #big-marley-nfl channel. Follow me on Twitter at @BigMarley3.


Burns273 aka Adam B. Is the Mastermind and Creator of the NFL Research Station.  He has several top 10 GPP finishes including 2016 NFL DraftKings KOTB Qualifier.  Burns is a GPP specialist and you can find him in Slack Chat talking MLB and NFL plus answering Chop’s Math questions and on Twitter at @Burns273DFS


Choppodong is an “original 6” inside DFS Army.  He followed Kevin’s blog for a couple years and tested the Army VIP program for Kevin’s “all in” NFL calls.  Once in slack, he opened his mouth and hasn’t shut up since.  Known for his long-winded, but incredibly thorough answers, he spends his time in NFL, MLB, and NHL but might be more infamous for his #LadderUp strategy of contest allocation and anal retentive focus on bankroll management. You can find Chop in the Slack Chat in the #choptalk-nhl-brmgmt channel and on Twitter at @ChoppoDong


 Dabbingpuggle on FD aka realdanryan on DK entered the DFS world back in 2013. A lifelong poker player, Dan made a seamless transition into the industry navigating cash games and small tournaments. When he finally built up enough of a bankroll he started taking on GPP’s and never looked back. Dabbingpuggle specializes in identifying and evaluating player value to create high floors for MME which allows him to continue to take on some of the larger DFS fields on a nightly basis…… feel like im getting a bit stuck at the moment. Is this the direction you were looking for? Blurbs are way more difficult than full pieces lol


DFSnDONUTS researches, writes, and coaches for NFL, NBA, and MLB DFS. A heavily analytical player that puts a lot of weight behind numbers, trends, and statistics to light his path to lineup creation, is known as a cash game specialist because of his ability to highlight the value on any given slate. That being said, he was a top-50 ranked GPP player on Rotogrinders for the lightweight division and recently scaled up to bantamweight where he is nearing top-100 status where he then plans on scaling up to middleweight to compete. He can be found in the Slack Chat in the #donuts-nba-nfl-mlb channel where he enjoys talking investment strategy, game theory, and turning plain questions from members into grandeur conversations. You can find him on Twitter at @DFSnDONUTS


dfsupnorth –  Joshua Thomasis PGA DFS writer and contributor for DFS Army. Longtime PGA DFS player focusing on GPP strategy and game theory. Writes the Chalk Donkey article for VIPs weekly breaking down who the chalk is and who the best pivots are. Loves hanging out in slack and sweating the cut. Teacher and Coach in real life. Single Digit Handicap hoping to one day be able to beat his wife on the golf course. ( She’s a 5, he’s a 9)


PVAaron aka Aaron: I started DFS at the start of the 2015 NFL season.  I had moved away from my friends and no longer could play in our season long teams.  I wanted to find a way to get that same thrill and turned to Fanduel.  I started with a $20.00 deposit and have been playing since.  I now write for and am a Staff member of the DFS Army.  I started writing about kickers because when I first joined DFS Army Slack one thing many people complained about was how much luck picking the right kicker was.  I did not and still do not agree.  I also will cover eSports again, giving you full coverage of everything League of Legend. I believe that you can play GPP and Leagues as the only contests and skip cash as long as you are smart about how you enter your contests.


Thunder Dan – Dan Palyo is a 35-year-old high school history teacher from Pennsylvania. He’s been playing fantasy sports since he was a pimpled-face teenager. He grew up idolizing Jim Thome and Andy Van Slyke. As a relatively nonathletic youngster, he managed to letter in Varsity baseball, football and basketball and went to major in partying at Penn State. He’s been teaching for 13 years, is married to woman 5 years his junior who is totally out of his league and has a 5-year-old daughter named Charlotte. He loves playing DFS and his favorite sports are MLB, NBA, NFL and PGA. He pecializes in GPP and game theory angles for all sports and is very proud to be cheap, playing mostly .25 – 5 dollar entry contests.