About Draft Sharks
Lenny PappanoGodfather of High-Stakes Fantasy Football
Lenny co-founded Draft Sharks in 1999, as well as the World Championship of Fantasy Football in 2002. He has won many awards including numerous Fantasy Expert leagues and polls. He also took the Fantasy Sports Writers Associations's award for "Best Fantasy Football Article" with his acclaimed piece, "Confessions of a Fantasy Expert." His passion is keeping Draft Sharks a small tribe of FF fanatics who crush their competition every year.
Jared SmolaDS Resident "Rain Man"
Jared has been a Draft Sharks savant since 2007, helping the site capture numerous expert poll titles and league championships... including, of course, the 2010 and 2012 Fantasy Sports Trade Association's Preseason Projections Accuracy Award. Jared got his start in fantasy football at the tender age of 9, when his championship season had other owners dubbing their league the “Chuck E. Cheese League." Don’t mess with Jared when he’s working on player projections.
Matt SchaufDS Contrarian/ Resident Smartass
Matt was a 2011 finalist for Fantasy Sports Writers Association's fantasy football writer of the year. Before ascending to Draft Sharks, he had fantasy material published by Sporting News, Athlon, Rotoworld and Football Diehards, among other outlets. Now he spends his time changing diapers, dominating fantasy drafts and yammering about IDPs while pretending that anyone is listening.
Kevin EnglishFantasy Football Philosopher
Kev-Dog became a Draft Sharks contributor while still a college student. Shortly after graduating, he parlayed his keen writing and analytical skills into a his position as a full-time DS team member. Kevin is beloved by his DS colleagues (and our readers) for his reflective approach to all things fantasy football. On the lighter side, KD often ridicules high-paid fantasy experts by tossing darts at their pictures.
Joe Charlton IIIRookie of the Year
JC3 is the latest addition to our small arsenal of full-time DS writers. He did such a stellar job in his 2010 DS internship that we recently hired him away from his 2-year media relations gig with the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system. Joe brings his passion for food and football on a daily basis. When not hunched over his PC crunching stats, he can regularly be spotted inhaling a burger -- or three -- on the sidelines. He's quickly learning from the rest of the team how to do enjoyable things like poke fun at his beloved Buffalo Bills while sipping a cold beer.
Paul DietrichCustomer Happiness Guru
Paul is your customer service rock star. If you have any website or ordering issues, you'll likely get a personal phone call or email from Paul. And, yes, his response time is scary fast. In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Our History is taken from an interview done by Draft Sharks co-founder and Chief Editor, Lenny Pappano in May 2010 with Fantasy Sports Business fantasysportsbusiness.com